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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

Important Member Communication

Communication - the imparting or exchanging of information or news: “direct communication between two parties will produce greater understanding”

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ne of the challenges that all Associations struggle with is communication to its membership; this applies to livestock organizations as well, including the Canadian Simmental Association. In today’s society everyone gets busy and gets pulled in different directions so it is often difficult to stay informed on what your Association is doing for you. In our effort to inform the CSA membership we use Simmental Country, member mail-outs, CSA website, e-News, e-blasts and social media such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate. In spite of all of these various avenues of communication CSA directors and staff still hear from members who say “I didn’t know that” or “why didn’t you guys tell us”. There is no doubt when it comes to communication there is always room for more. As we hear these comments though it is also very apparent that communication must be a two-way street with joint responsibility, of not only delivering the message but also looking for it and understanding what is being delivered. If the message is not understood then the member must ask questions until they understand. The other side of communication relates to when a member encounters an issue or a concern; when this happens the member needs to let CSA staff know so we can work to deal with it. If we all strive to communicate more effectively we are better able to work more efficiently on your behalf. Part of CSA’s current communications revolve around recent changes to the lab services for DNA and parentage testing that CSA offers to its members. Effective September 15th we have moved this process to Delta Laboratories in Edmonton, Alberta. This move is intended to provide a more seamless flow of our entire process from your farm or ranch to the lab and back to you. This move also provides opportunity for expanded testing options in a single 4

sample submission. There had been instances of lengthy turn-around times going back to last spring and this move is intended to improve that. As the CSA communicated in early September, the process remains the same for you as a breeder - when you require DNA testing or parentage done contact the CSA and we will walk you through it from there. Another important item to communicate to you is the CSA Genotyping Incentive program. This is a onetime offer that substantially reduces genotyping costs for THE members. The GGP HD test is reduced by $45 from the regular price of $90 to $45 and the GGP-LD test is reduced by $20 from the regular price of $45 to $25. In order to take advantage of this saving you must order your DNA kits from the CSA office by October 15th and samples must be submitted to the lab by November 15th, 2014. A second savings the CSA is offering to you is through an ultrasound rebate linked to genotyping. Any genotyped animal that has an ultrasound record submitted to the CSA office by April 30th 2015 will qualify for a $5 credit to the members account. To qualify the data must be collected under the same criteria as our previous Ultrasound Rebate program. An outline of these opportunities can be found at www.simmental.com. Fall is always a very busy time for all with weaning calves, hauling bales, working on sale or show cattle and getting the crop off. As the CSA continues to work to effectively communicate with our members we welcome and look forward to communication back from members. Please take the time to look for the CSA communications and don’t hesitate to contact the CSA with any questions, concerns or comments. Best of luck in getting all the fall tasks completed but take time to stay safe and also to take advantage of this special programming!


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Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Communication – le partage ou l’échange d’informations ou de nouvelles: “la communication directe entre deux intervenants favorisera une meilleure compréhension”

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oute association est confrontée avec le défi de maintenir la communication avec ses membres. Ce constat s’applique tout autant aux associations de race, notamment l’Association Simmental du Canada. De nos jours, chacun est occupé et doit effectuer plusieurs choses en même temps, ce qui souvent ne vous permet pas d’être bien informé au sujet des actions menées à votre bénéfice par votre association. Afin d’informer les membres de l’ASC, nous communiquons présentement avec eux via la revue Simmental Country, des envois postaux aux membres, notre site internet, des communiqués par courriel, de même qu’en ayant recours aux médias sociaux tels que Facebook et Twitter. Toutefois, malgré notre emploi de tous ces moyens de communication, il arrive que des administrateurs ou des membres du personnel de l’ASC se fassent dire “je n’étais pas au courant de ça” ou encore “pourquoi n’aviez vous pas pensé à nous le dire”. En matière de communication, il ne fait aucun doute qu’il est toujours possible d’en faire davantage. Nous prenons acte de vos commentaires, mais il nous apparait que la communication doive se faire dans les deux sens, c’està-dire qu’en plus de faire passer des messages, il est tout aussi important de les comprendre et de savoir où les trouver. Par exemple, lorsqu’un membre ne comprend pas une information donnée, il est de son devoir de poser des questions jusqu’à ce qu’il ait compris. Par ailleurs, il arrive parfois qu’un membre ait une préoccupation ou un questionnement par rapport à une communication donnée; le membre doit, lorsque cela se produit, en informer le personnel de l’ASC qui fera le suivi requis. En nous efforçant tous de communiquer plus efficacement, nous serons plus apte à travailler plus efficacement pour vous. Les communications actuelles de l’ASC concernent en bonne partie les changements survenus récemment au niveau des services en laboratoire d’analyse de l’ADN et de confirmation de la parenté, lesquels sont offerts à tous les membres de l’ASC. À compter du 15 septembre 2014, ces services ont été relocalisées aux Laboratoires Delta, d’Edmonton en Alberta. Ce changement vise principalement à favoriser un flot continu et des échanges facilités entre votre ferme ou votre ranch et le laboratoire, puis de nouveau vers vous. De plus, cela vous donnera accès à davantage d’options de testage, à partir d’un même échantillon transmis pour analyse. En fait, le printemps dernier, nous avons enregistré

des épisodes de délai allongé de traitement et cette nouvelle orientation vise donc à éliminer de telles situations. Au moment où nous communiquons avec vous au début de septembre, le processus demeure inchangé pour le membre – vous devez communiquer avec l’ASC lorsque vous avez besoin d’obtenir des analyses d’ADN ou de confirmation de la parenté, nous vous fournirons les consignes d’usage. De plus, nous profitons de cette opportunité pour vous informer au sujet du programme incitatif d’analyse génotypique de l’ASC. Voici donc une offre d’une durée limitée qui procure des coûts d’analyse génotypiques substantiellement réduits aux membres qui effectuent l’enregistrement du troupeau complet (ETC). Ainsi, le coût du test ‘GGP HD’ (haute densité) est réduit de $ 45, passant de $90 à $ 45, alors que le test ‘GGP LD’ (basse densité) est réduit de $20, passant de $ 45 à $ 25. Si vous voulez profiter des réductions offertes, vous devez commander vos trousses d’analyse ADN au bureau de l’ASC avant le 15 octobre 2014, et vos échantillons devront être transmis au laboratoire au plus tard le 15 novembre 2014. De plus, l’ASC vous offre un deuxième rabais rattaché aux données mesurées par ultrasons qui seront rattachées aux données génotypiques. Ainsi, pour chaque animal ayant eu son génotype effectué et dont des mesures par ultrasons auront été transmises au bureau de l’ASC avant le 30 avril 2015, un crédit de $ 5 sera appliqué au compte du membre. Toutefois, afin d’être reconnues et éligibles à ce rabais, les données mesurées doivent avoir été recueillies selon les mêmes exigences définies dans le programme incitatif sur les mesures aux ultrasons. Une fiche résumant ces opportunités peut être consultée au : www.simmental.com. L’automne est toujours une période très fébrile avec le sevrage des veaux, le foin à transporter près des bâtisses, les moissons et toutes les autres tâches touchant les ventes et les expositions. Tandis que nous effectuons des efforts afin de communiquer encore plus efficacement avec nos membres, nous accueillerons favorablement toutes communications destinées à l’ASC en provenance des membres. Veuillez s’il vous plait prendre le temps de lire les communications transmises par l’ASC et, surtout, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous pour toutes questions, préoccupations ou commentaires. Tout le succès voulu pour compléter tous vos travaux d’automne, tout en effectuant le tout de manière sécuritaire et en profitant des nouveaux rabais offerts!


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Women in Simmental Country

Simmental cattle always front and centre in Frances Hargrave’s ranching career

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rances Hargrave has learned over the years to cope with the fact RANCHING AND RODEO PASSION that sometimes, some people working around and handling Hargrave has always been involved in the ranching industry cattle might use colorful or powerful language. But, she never and somewhere along with raising two children who have gone on to let it detour her from following a lifetime ranching career. develop their own business careers outside of agriculture, Frances also Hargrave, who along with husband Bill Christie, run an found time to participate in the rodeo and barrel racing worlds. extensive ranching operation from their home base just outside of “For some Brooks, Alberta, laughs about how things have changed as she looked reason I always had back over her life during a recent interview with Simmental Country. the rodeo bug,” “I was the oldest of three girls growing up on our mixed farming says Hargrave. operation near Strathmore (just east of Calgary),” says Hargrave. “And “We had horses at my dad had home when I was hired men a kid, and when I — everyone came home from had hired university I got men in those more involved in days — but riding and barrel when it came racing and I have b r a n d i n g been at it ever time my dad since.” The Church family at the 1978 Simmental World would send There are Congress held in Canada. From left, Cheyanne us three little dozens of ribbons and (riding), Frances, Cody and Stan Church. Frances girls away. other memorabilia on Hargrave Photo. “I always the walls in the family r e m e m b e r room at her home at Brooks covering 14 years of participation in the Dad sending Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, as well in more recent years, us to the she and Bill participate in the Canadian and National (US) Senior Pro house,” she Rodeo Association circuit. “I think rodeo can be a bit addictive,” says Frances Hargrave out on pasture at the Roen Ranch says with a Hargrave. property near Duchess, Alta. says the Simmental/Red laugh. “These While she and her sisters Penny and Jo always helped with Angus cross cattle do very well on both tame and native hired men would chores around the farm as children growing up, it was Frances who grass pastures. swear and he always wanted to be a rancher. “I guess I was the “boy” of the family,” didn’t want us to she says. In some respects, her career got off to a rocky start when she hear. And he didn’t want us seeing procedures such as castration. Boy, left a business program at the University of Saskatchewan to help her how times have changed.” mother with the farm when her father died suddenly at the age of 56. Hargrave has been a rancher all her life. Her grandpa “I came home to help my mother run the place,” says Chamberlain came from England and homesteaded the family farm Hargrave. “But the hired men weren’t interested in listening to a young near Strathmore in 1887. Her parents had a 250 girl and they did as they pleased. And in those head commercial Hereford/Black Angus herd. days Dad never involved any of us women in the She left university in Saskatchewan to come decision making, so there was a lot of things I home and run the family farm when her Dad didn’t know much about either. It was a lot of suddenly passed away. work, so eventually we sold the farm, and I went Later she married Calgary lawyer Stan to work in a bank.” Church and together back in the late 60s and early She later married a young Calgary 70s they were among the “pioneering” breeders lawyer Stan Church, whose family had long who helped establish the Simmental breed in been involved in the purebred Hereford cattle Canada. When that marriage ended, she later business at Balzac just north of Calgary. Stan had in the mid-1990s married Brooks veterinarian a law office in Calgary and he and Frances lived Dr. Doug Hargrave, and they ranched together on a section of land at Bearspaw, an area west running both purebred and commercial In 1985 the Churches travelled to Arkansas to look at of the city, and ran a small herd of commercial Simmental cross cattle. Unfortunately cancer some of the first Fleckvieh cattle to introduce to their cattle. herd at Calgary. Frances Hargrave Photo. claimed Doug Hargrave in 2005 leaving Frances “I clearly remember Stan coming to run the operation herself. home from the office one day and he had met A few years later she married Bill Christie, who has been with some clients — Travers Smith and Fenton Webster — and they involved in the beef industry his whole life, and together they today run wanted to set up a company to import this Simmental breed of cattle a 500 head commercial cow/calf herd with a strong Simmental influence from Europe,” says Hargrave. “Now the Church family had always been with ranching operations at Brooks, Jenner and Buffalo — towards the Hereford breeders, but after talking to these men Stan was convinced southeast side of Alberta. As well they have a herd of about 200 head that the Simmental breed had something to offer! of Charolais-cross heifers at Westbrook, in the Cochrane area, west of Calgary. 11


MORE MODERATE SIZE

In the mid-80s the Churches became more interested in the Fleckvieh strain of Simmental which had less emphasize on size and more emphasis on milk production, beef qualities and overall solid performance. “Our breeding program was always about what made sense for the commercial beef producer,” says Frances. “And it is something that is still important to us today in our ranching operation here at Brooks.” With life changing in the early 1990s, Frances obtained a degree in interior design from Mount Royal College in Calgary in 1991, she moved to Brooks where she met a local veterinarian Doug Hargrave and eventually they married. Doug Hargrave also ranched just north of Brooks, producing purebred and Simmental-cross cattle, so it was familiar beef-industry Some of the Hargrave cattle on pasture in the summer of 2014. While the herd is territory for Frances. She and Doug bought more land and expanded predominantly Simmental/Angus cross, Frances got a bit sentimental one year and introduced a Shorthorn bull in memory of the previous owner of the Roen Ranch at the herd to about 250 head of commercial and purebred cattle, using the Fleckvieh Simmental in a cross-breeding program with Red Angus and Duchess, who favored Shorthorn cattle. Photo by Frances Hargrave Hereford cattle. Unfortunately, cancer claimed Doug Hargrave in 2005 FIRST CONNECTION WITH SIMMENTAL Smith and Webster and their partners went ahead with their leaving Frances to operate company, but the Churches also got involved in importing Simmental the expanded ranching as well. This was in 1967. They received permits to import three operation. It was during one Simmental calves, and the next year their farm at Bearspaw also served of the annual calf branding as a quarantine station for three of the first bulls brought to Canada, days some time later that including one called Galant, who went on to be a well known herd sire. through a friend of a friend, “I remember my father-in-law at the time, we called him Bill Christie showed up at the Granddad Church, came over to look at these Simmental calves,” says ranch to help process calves. Hargrave. “He was a very loyal Hereford man, and he just looked at “He came to the ranch to help brand and sort of forgot to go these calves, grumbled, shook his head, and called them pail bunters.” But those three calves launched Stan and Frances into nearly home,” says Frances. “Well, it a 20-year career of developing and promoting the Simmental breed in didn’t happen quite like that Some of the Hargrave cow-calf pairs on the but we met at that branding Roen Ranch property at Duchess just north Canada. They bought more full of Brooks, AB. Photo by Lee Hart day. Bill was a widower who blood Simmentals, introduced had lost his wife to cancer a them into a crossbreeding few years earlier, hence they program with their Hereford subsequently married. cattle. “Eventually we built up So together Frances and Bill have continued to grow the to a 300 head herd of purebred ranching operation in the Brooks area. Along with the Hargrave home as well as commercial cattle,” place just north of Brooks, they bought a nice ranch with headquarters says Hargrave. “In the early at Duchess about 15 miles north of Brooks — it is still referred to as the days everything was going Roen Ranch after the previous owner. They also have a large pasture crazy. Even a half-blood operation at Jenner and another pasture operation at Buffalo. And if Simmental (crossed with that isn’t enough to keep them busy, they also own land at Westbrook, Hereford) was worth $50,000.” Most of the calves at Hargrave ranch will northwest of Calgary. The Church herd had purebred, wean at about 650 pounds at six months of age. Photo by Lee Hart “We are spread out quite a bit, which can involve quite a bit of 7/8ths, ¾, and half bloods as travel, but someplace with all this land we’re bound to have rain,” jokes well as commercial. The ranch itself hosted private sales for 16 years, the Churches Frances. They have some irrigated land (five pivots) in the Brooks area, showed and sold bulls at the annual Calgary Bull Sale and they travelled. but the rest is dryland pasture — some of it domestic grass and some of Along with their two children Cody and Cheyanne, the Churches it native range. “And the place at Westbrook is the foothills grass country travelled all over the world, looking at breeding stock and attending which is a whole different climate and different grass altogether,” she Simmental events such as the world congresses. In 1978 Canada hosted says. the world congress. “And since we lived near Calgary, we often hosted officials from other countries such as China, Japan, and South America ALL ABOUT MARKETING At Brooks, Jenner and Buffalo they run a combined 500 head who came to Canada to see Simmental cattle and learn more about the herd of cows although they work to keep them separate for marketing beef industry. It was a great time.” Producing a practical and productive beef animal was an purposes as best as possible. “At Buffalo we have mostly solid red cows bred to Fleckvieh important aspect of how the Churches approached the Simmental breed, and it is something Frances has carried on during her whole bulls, while here at the home place are mostly white face baldie, or cattle with a blaze or star on their heads, and they are bred to red factor ranching career. “Simmental was and is an excellent breed, but we were never Fleckvieh bulls,” says Frances. They also have a separate herd of yearling that interested in those big show animals,” says Frances. “We knew and two-year-old heifers that are bred to Red Angus bulls. Their goal is to assemble packages of uniform groups of calves the commercial beef industry in Canada didn’t want these, tall, lanky, 1,600 to 1,800 pound cows. So early on our focus was in developing that appeal to local buyers each fall. The cowherd begins calving the first a more moderate sized animal. That is why the Simmental worked so of April, carries through a summer of grazing on native and tame grass well in a cross breeding program with Hereford or Angus cattle. Good pastures before being weaned October 1st. performance but a more moderate sized animal.” 12


“We like to finish our calves on the drier hard grass found on pastures at Jenner and Buffalo,” says Hargrave. “It puts a nice finish on them at weaning. We follow this program and most years come October 1 we are able to wean calves weighing 650-plus pounds and that is pretty hard to beat.” With the Charolais heifers at Westbrook their plan is to pasture about 200 head of young females and pick about 100 of the best from that herd, have them bred and then sold as bred heifers in the fall. Hargrave and Christie are happy with the breeding program they are following today. It is producing a nice mix or moderate size cow that is very efficient on pasture, and produces a calf that most times has a weaning weight of at least 50 per cent of its mother’s bodyweight. “You think back over the past 40 years and it is amazing the influence these European breeds have had on the North American beef industry,” says Hargrave. “Simmental is what has worked so well for us, but there is also Charolais, Maine-anjou and even Chianina and others — the whole industry was wild for these different breeds and initially it was all about size. And then we soon began to realize that being the biggest isn’t everything. “So we have seen with most, including Simmental were developing that moderate size animal is important. And they work so well in a cross breeding program. You need that Simmental influence for quick growth, and the crossbreeding for that hybrid vigor. Cross breeding with Red Angus for example helps maintain an efficient size, keeps the herd tidy, and has that production efficiency.” Over the years too, Hargrave considers herself honored to have served as a judge at some of the major Simmental shows. In 1985 she was a judge at the Canadian Western Agribition Percentage Female Show and Pen Shows, also at the Salmon Arm B.C. summer show, and in 1991 she was a judge at the Royal Winter Farm Fair in Toronto.

“I have won the CSPRA a number of times and also participated in the U.S. event as well,” says Hargrave. She won the world championship last year for 60-plus lady’s barrel racing. “The great thing about rodeo over the years is being able to compete, being able to travel to different places around the country, and to meet some great people along the way,” she says. She still competes in 15 to 20 rodeo events per year. And more recently she has got involved in a second rodeo event called ribbon running. It involves a two-person team. One man is a calf roper and the lady is on the ground as a runner. The runner positions herself to stand in the arena at a point where she estimates the roper will catch the calf. The calf has a piece of pink ribbon attached to its tail. Once the calf is caught and held by the roper, the runner runs up grabs the ribbon and then runs back to the finish line. Fastest time wins. “I am fortunate to work with a great roper Arnie Johnson,” says Hargrave. “He catches and just holds that calf, and I run up grab the ribbon and run back. It is just great fun…it’s just hilarious. You never know whether you are going to end up under the calf or on top of it.” She’s not planning to retire from rodeo or ranching anytime soon.

Frances Hargrave and Bill Christie moving cattle to pasture during the summer of 2014. Photo by Frances Hargrave

ON THE RODEO CIRCUIT

And for a little diversion from the beef business, Frances still caters to her rodeo addiction as much as time allows. In earlier years she was keenly involved in barrel racing and 17 times competed in the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton. “I tried hard but was never able to win the damn thing,” she says. “I was Canadian champion in 1972 which gives you some idea of how long I have been at this, but the event in 1972 was before it was part of the CFR.” When Doug Hargrave died in 2005 Frances dropped out of barrel racing for a couple years simply because there wasn’t time as she managed the ranching operation herself. In more recent years she and Bill Christie have both been involved in their respective events in the Canadian Seniors Pro Rodeo Association (CSPRA) and its U.S. counterpart the National Pro Rodeo Association. Frances is involved in barrel racing, while Bill competes in team roping.

The Simmental Country is publishing it’s 1st Simmental Source Directory for 2015. This book will include Semen Packages, AI Sires, Herd Sires and a CSA Breeders Map. That is direct advertising to over 17,000 cattle enthusiasts! Don’t miss out on your chance to advertise in this ONE STOP LISTING for Canadian Simmental Genetics! Three opportunities to advertise in this book are: 1. Bull Spots: $500 each or 3 for $1300 2. Business card spots: $300 3. Map Spots: $100: Due to Privacy rules, all members wishing to be on this map must purchase a spot, member information will not be automatically included on this map.

Frances Hargrave with some of the barrel racing awards collected over the years. She won the Canadian championship back in 1972 before the event was part of the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.

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Mike, Melissa, Stetson & Stockton (226) 268-0520 23597 Big Bend Rd Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0

Don’t miss your CHANCE to increase your profit with these promising embryos!

Justabout BG Ivy Born: January 4, 2014 HTP Ivy League out of a CNS Dream On daughter

Ron & Linda

(519) 695-6124 23401 Big Bend Rd. Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0

Dear Sponsor, We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU for your support in our Charity Golf Tournament. Thanks to your generous donation, we were able to have our best year yet by raising $71,500 for STARS.

Beautifully uddered 2 year old

RJY Surefire Chance 37Z

After nine successful years of running this tournament, we have been able to raise over $418,000 for various charities.

Hi-Tech Farms Larry Barkley C: (613) 360-2443 larrybarkley@sympatico.ca

FBF1 Combustible RJY Surefire Chance 37Z X FBF1 Combustible

3 Embryos sell in the Royal Elite All-Breed Sale RAWF, Toronto, Nov. 7, 2014 14

This year again, we were also able to donate to the top placing team's communities. The teams chose to donate to a charity of their choice in their community. Through this the CWFTC donated $1000 to the Medicine Hat Food Bank Brown Bag program, $500 to the Nanton Food Bank and $500 to the Lethbridge Salvation Army Food Bank. Your support of our event has enabled us to make a difference not only nationally but locally too.

We would not be able to host this wonderful tournament with the success we've had, if not for you as our valued sponsor. We look forward to you participating with us once again next year to support a wonderful cause. Please check out our website www.cattlewomenforthecure.com for all the latest updates from Cattlewomen for the Cure. Sincerely, Shaina Griffith, Chair Cattlewomen for the Cure


TRIPLE ROSE SIMMENTALS

JF Latisha 237Z

Triple Rose Bethany - January 2, 2014

CE: 9.2 WWT: 83.6 YWT: 122.1 MM: 26.0 Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 X JF Milestone 999W

This is a super powerful calf with an awesome pedigree. Standing along side her dam, they have captured four supreme titles so far this year!

Selling in the Royal Elite All-Breed Sale, RAWF Nov. 7, 2014 Toronto, ON

Triple Rose Xena

Triple Rose Baylee - January 10, 2014

CE: 7.1 WWT: 76.5 YWT: 115.5 MM: 30 Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 X Ankonian Red Caesar February 15, 2012 Dam of Triple Rose Bethany Entering into our flush program 2015

Online Sale Catalogue www.bohrson.com

Thank You to Shawn McIntosh for his advice and guidance over the past fouryears

Duncs Ms Badonkadonk 11B

This heifer calf covers all the bases, having placed in the top of her classes all summer. Her dam had an awesome show career as well and has matured into one of our top cows!

January 14, 2010 Dam of Triple Rose Baylee

Triple Rose Simmentals 613-720-5559 Jean O’Connor, Richmond, ON triple_rose30@hotmail.com

BMR Explorer x D Bar C Traction 126T

Bred April 11 to Upgrade Female Sexed Semen

Academy Hill Azula 5A

Sells Friday, November 7, 2014 at Royal Elite All-Breed Sale, Toronto

Dam: Harvie Ms Pepsi 8Z Sire of Dam: SHS Enticer Born: March 22, 2014

Her name fits her to a tee! A moderate framed female that has the look!

Sire: W/C Widetrack

Selling in the

Royal Elite All-Breed Sale RAWF, Toronto, Nov. 7, 2014

Online Catalogue at www.bohrson.com

IAN MCRAE

3512 LONGWOODS RD, GLENCOE, ON N0L 1M0

Phone: 519-287-5813 Cell: 519- 319-0559 ianmcrae@execulink.com

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here have been reams of information and accusations pointed towards the cattle industry regarding its contribution to development of microbes resistant to antibiotics used in humans, pets and some even in cattle. Are farmers, ranchers and feedlot operators doing their best to improve this situation? I believe the quick answer is yes, and will give some examples of how I think we lead the field, even if there is always room for improvement. There will no doubt be advancements, such as quicker detection of disease and non-antibiotic antimicrobials, in the future. Other futures improvements will be different and broader vaccination programs plus better ways to reduce stress, which leads ultimately to less disease and less reliance on antibiotics. A very broad spectrum vaccination program and weaning at home go along ways to decreasing antibiotic usage. The cattle industry stands almost alone in the number of new antimicrobials products developed, far more than in human medicine. The reason for this is that it takes many millions of dollars to develop, test and get approved a new antibiotic. It is costly to do all the safety, residue and efficacy work. In human medicine the economics and returns don’t encourage new products because treatments last only a few days and of course safety studies are all encompassing and extremely expensive. This is why a new major antibiotic hasn’t been developed since about 1987 in human medicine. With more antibiotics developed for cattle comes more choice. This allows producers to use, on the advice of their veterinarian, the product specifically suited to the infection at hand. This is wise and so is using only one antibiotic not several in combination. We have also found that if the product is going to work it will work quickly so there is rarely a need to carry on treatment regimens for weeks on end. This makes medical sense and also economic sense for the producer because antibiotics have a cost. Producers seldom treat too long or with too much product. Also, dosing is more accurate thanks to more accurate scales. The convenience of long acting products combined with the effort required to bring cattle for treatment, insure most cattle are not over treated. Over time, farmers have really bought in to “Beef Quality Assurance”. Producers are, almost without exception, giving the right amount in the right location for the right disease condition. To maintain this good record, here are a few suggestions: Always keep dose charts around (almost every • antibiotic has a different dose) 16

• have protocols written down to train new employees follow drug withdrawals • • when switching antibiotics switch to a different family of antibiotics The old days of “if some is good, more is better” are gone and we know that if the proper dose is given, in time it should work. If not, we need to re-examine the situation. Beef and dairy producers, with few exceptions, use products approved for their class of livestock. Chronic diseases are not over-treated and cattle are either shipped once drugs are withdrawn or humanely put down. Both these are positive steps to preventing resistance from developing. You likely have heard lots about the number of tons of drugs used in cattle production compared to human medicine. What you are not told is that most of these products are additives and ionophores put in feed and have nothing to do with antibiotics. As Dr. Tim McAlester with Agriculture Canada says, antibiotics don’t directly promote growth but reduce illness so cattle keep eating and hence gain weight. As for the amount used, it makes sense that treating a 2,000 pound bull or a 1,500 lb. cow will require more medication than a 200 lb. human. Keep these rebuttals in mind next time the allegation that “farmers are causing antibiotic resistance” is brought up. Vaccination is still the best biosecurity program for your farm. With vaccination programs, fewer calves get sick and those that do respond to treatment quicker and are less likely to relapse. Vaccination programs and better response that comes from using newer long acting products has also cut down on the use of feed additive antibiotics. Many feedlots are using less of the feed additive antibiotics designed to cut down liver abscesses or pneumonia. These antibiotics are also in a class of drugs that are seldom, if ever, used by medical doctors. Follow label directions. The labels of some antibiotics clearly state where the product should not to be used, such as fluoroquinolones (Baytril or A-180) in diarrhea cases. This is because the medical sector wants to save this family of drugs for use in human medicine and not get resistance to enteric (diarrhea) organisms. Likewise the cephalosporins are used only for treatment and not for any preventative or prophylaxis treatment in the face of an outbreak. These are some things we in veterinary medicine can be conscious of to help address the antimicrobial resistance problem. Let’s use antimicrobials as prescribed and encourage the development of more vaccines for prevention of disease.

Your cattle’s health depends on it.


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February 27, 2015 Fleckvieh Simmental & Red Angus

Annual Bull & Female Sale

LONE STONE MS REGIO 90A

WYVERN BENZWEISER

LONE STONE MS BENZ 70A

Heifers bred to Wyvern Benzweiser and Lone Stone Barbosa 91A

Saturday, November 22, 2014 10 Bred Heifers (5 polled)

Consigning to cowarama


Join us at the WESTERN HARVEST SIMMENTAL HEIFER SALE on November 13, 2014 at Innisfail, Alberta We are offering 4 Elite Bred Heifers

Starwest Pol Ariel LHVS Commander 59X x Miss Frosty 55X Starwest Angel Spitfire 20X x Double Bar D Barbl 506W

FUTURE SALES National Trust on Ice December 20 Equation December 21 Red Deer Bull Sale March 23, 2015

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Thank you to all our valued customers who have supported our bull and heifer program!


Don't you deserve a few...

Friday November 14, 2014 • 1:00 PM Ponoka Ag Events Center • Ponoka, AB

Consignors...

Cameo Farms Double J Ranches Elliott Simmentals

604-823-6385 403-813-4490 780-696-2124

New World Simmentals Simmeron Ranch Trendsetter Ranches Wyvern Cattle Co. Ltd.

780-696-3655 780-939-3248 403-740-5223 780-914-3843

Selling...

Fleckvieh, Fullblood, Red & Black Simmental

~ Bred Females ~ ~ Open Heifer Calves ~ ~ Select Herdsire Prospects ~ ~ Semen ~

Sale Management

4 3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7K 7G9 Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 info@tbarc.com www.buyagro.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Ted Serhienko: 306-221-2711 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973

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Swan Lake Farms & Johnson Stock Farms Breed Builder Female Sale December 17, 2014 - Whitewood, SK

JVB 100A

JHSN 3125Z

IPU BRIDGESTONE 299Y x WHEATLAND RED HUMMER 608S

JHSN 5X

JVB 118Z

TWIN BRAE TENNASEE x SPRINGCREEK LINER 91P Bred: EGC BLACK JACK 18Z

LFE BLACK LAKOTA 385W x GCF FIRST DREAM P13 Bred: Royal Affair

JVB 5Y SPRINGCREEK TEDDY 72U x LFE RED ENTICER 364M Bred: GREAT DANE RED LABEL 43T

Swan Lake Farms

LRX SWEET MEAT 105X x TRIPLE C HIDDEN POWER Bred: SHEAR FORCE

JHSN 16B SKOR CROCKET 63X x PELTONS POWERCAT

Sale Managed by:

Johnson Stock Farms Greg Goudy Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Lyall & Konleigh Johnson Ted Serhienko: 306-221-2711 Stoughton, SK S0G 4T0 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Box 66, Windthorst, SK S0G 5G0 306-457-7730 306-224-4272 306-736-7877 greggoudy@sdcwireless.com www.swanlakefarms.com View the catalogue online at www.buyagro.com konleighjohnson@hotmail.com

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Have you ever had your feed tested? As a nutritionist, feed testing is a fundamental tool that I rely on to assist beef producers with their feeding programs. This is true whether I am dealing with feedlots or cow-calf operations. Accurate knowledge of feed quality, particularly the operation’s forage base allows one to develop feeding strategies for specific production scenarios and minimize the over- or under-feeding of nutrients. By so doing, one is able to achieve desired production targets and save on supplemental feed costs. While feed testing seems like a “no brainer”, it is surprising how many cattlemen skip this critical management tool. It seems many would rather rely on visual appraisal (i.e. colour, plant species, and leaf content) or knowledge of cutting time to judge quality. While these are all indicators of forage quality, they do not substitute for a feed test particularly when it comes to the energy and protein content of that forage. For example, the protein content of brome hay can range from as low as 5 to 6% up to 18% depending on stage of maturity at cutting. While visual appraisal may help separate the good from the poor quality hay, it is not going to help you decide how much protein supplement, if any, you need to background calves when feeding this hay. Only a feed test can accurately help you make this decision. With respect to energy content, a feed test will give you values as total digestible nutrients (% dry matter) or as digestible energy (Mcal/kg dry matter) and depending on the laboratory used for testing, you may also get net energy values for maintenance and gain (Mcal/kg dry matter). These energy values can be used to determine the amount of forage allotted in bale or swath grazing situations or can help you determine how much grain you need to supplement when backgrounding calves. The feeding value of a given forage is often based on its fibre content. A feed test can generate two fibre values that reflect either its relative energy content or feeding value. These include acid (ADF) and neutral detergent (NDF) fibre. High ADF values indicate that the hay was cut at a late stage of maturity and as a result it will be poorly digested by the cow. This late cut hay will be lower in energy content than the same hay cut at an earlier stage of maturity with a lower ADF value. High NDF levels also indicate a more mature forage at harvest and more importantly is indicative of the degree to which cattle will consume the feed – high NDF values limit forage intake! Again, visual appraisal will not help you accurately identify the energy content nor the feeding value of your hay. As indicated above, accurate knowledge of the energy and protein content of your feed can allow you to target economic feeding strategies for various classes of cattle. For example, when feeding the pregnant beef cow, a basic principle is to adjust your feeding program to match her requirements as she moves through the second and third trimesters of pregnancy with the appropriate quality and quantity of feed and to do so in a cost effective manner. Pregnancy requirements, particularly for nutrients such as energy and protein, increase dramatically in the last 6 to 8 weeks prior to calving. This concept is illustrated in Table 1 for both a mature cow as well as for a bred heifer. Note that for the mature cow, energy requirements at the end of the third trimester are 20% higher than 2nd trimester requirements. This is true whether you use total digestible nutrients (TDN) or net energy for maintenance as an energy reference. The increase is even higher for the bred heifer, as she not only needs to meet requirements for pregnancy but also has to continue to grow to mature weight. With respect to nutrients such as protein, calcium and phosphorus, similar increases are evident for both animals as pregnancy advances. Meeting these increased nutritional needs by feeding a

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balanced ration is critical to maintaining a normal pregnancy and to prevent weight loss. It will also influence the success of your subsequent breeding program. Inadequate nutrition will cause cows to lose weight and body condition. This is true regardless if the issue is feed quality or quantity. Cows that lose weight during the last trimester or from the period from calving through breeding are subject to calving difficulties, extended periods of anestrous and/or poor first service conception rates. The result will be an extended breeding season and/or an increase in the number of open cows. As well, next year’s calf crop can be affected not only due to lower numbers but also as a result of reduced weaning weights due to the fact that more calves are likely to be born late in the calving season. Having your forage tested is the first step to ensuring that you are meeting the requirements of your cows for maintenance and pregnancy. Today’s feed test laboratories use both wet chemistry and near infrared spectrometry to offer accurate results and rapid turnaround times. A basic forage analysis will provide you with moisture , energy (i.e. total digestible nutrients, digestible energy and/or net energy content) and crude protein values as well as a mineral package (calcium and phosphorus). More advanced packages can provide you with details on all macro and trace minerals, acid and neutral detergent fibre content, nature of protein (soluble, degradable, bypass, heat damaged), fat content, nitrate and other potential toxins. This information can be used by you and your nutritionist to develop feeding programs that meet the requirements of pregnant, wintering beef cows and replacement heifers, as well as for targeting gains of growing cattle! At $25 to $30 a sample for a basic feed test, it truly is a no brainer! So again I ask the question – Have you tested your feed this winter? Table 1. Nutrient requirements for pregnancy for a mature 1300 pound cow and 900 pound bred heifer. Values were generated using Alberta Agriculture’s Cow-Bytes Program. (Assumptions include breeding in late August for June 1 calving, typical Canadian winters, access to shelter from wind and a daily gain of 1.25 pounds for the bred heifer in addition to weight gain from pregnancy.) TDN (lbs/day)

Net Energy Maintenance (Mcal/day)

Net Energy Gain (Mcal/day)

Crude Protein (lbs/day)

Calcium (Grams/day)

Phosphorus (Grams/day)

1300 lb Mature (Condition Score 3.0) 1st trimester 11.0 10.7

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1.5

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2nd trimester

12.8

12.4

-

1.6

17

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3rd trimester

15.3

15.2

-

2.1

30

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900 lb Bred Heifer (Condition Score 3.0 gaining 1.25 lbs/day 1st trimester 12.7 8.1 2.3 1.7

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2nd trimester

14.9

10.4

2.5

1.9

25

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3rd trimester

18.0

13.6

2.7

2.4

36

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This article was written by John McKinnon, Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan, and is reprinted with the permission from the Beef Cattle Research Council. For more information on this article or the BCRC visit their website at www.beefresearch.ca


Avez-vous fait analyser vos aliments du bétail?

Il est très important de servir une ration bien équilibrée afin de combler En tant qu’expert en nutrition animale, l’analyse des aliments est un l’augmentation de ces besoins nutritionnels, si on veut assurer le maintien d’une outil essentiel que j’emploie lorsque je calcule des rations alimentaires pour des gestation normale et prévenir les pertes de poids. De plus, cela affectera la réussite producteurs de bovins. Précisons que je les utilise pour des rations servies soit en de votre programme subséquent de reproduction. Un régime nutritionnel inadéquat parcs d’engraissement ou bien pour des entreprises vache-veau. Lorsqu’on a en conduira à une perte de poids et de condition de chair chez les vaches, et ceci reste mains les analyses d’aliments, en particulier les analyses des fourrages de la ration vrai peu importe la qualité ou la quantité des aliments. Lors du dernier tiers de la de base, cela nous permet d’élaborer des stratégies d’alimentation en fonction des gestation ou bien du vêlage jusqu’à la prochaine saillie, les vaches ayant perdu du caractéristiques spécifiques de production et de réduire alors les situations de poids seront davantage portées à connaître des difficultés de vêlage, des périodes sur ou de sous-alimentation de certains nutriments. Ce faisant, on s’assure ainsi prolongées sans manifester de chaleurs et / ou auront de faibles taux de conception de rencontrer les cibles de production et de faire des économies au niveau des à la première saillie. En fin de compte, vous obtiendrez une période de reproduction suppléments alimentaires requis. allongée et / ou une hausse du nombre de vaches non gestantes. De même, votre Bien qu’on soit porté à croire qu’il est logique de faire analyser récolte de veaux de la prochaine année pourrait être affectée, non seulement par un nos aliments, il est surprenant de constater que plusieurs producteurs bovins plus faible nombre de veaux, mais aussi par une réduction du poids total au sevrage, n’utilisent pas cet outil de gestion. Pour juger de la qualité, plusieurs semblent en raison d’un nombre probablement plus élevé de veaux nés à la fin de la période des préférer s’en tenir à des caractéristiques visuelles (par exemple, la couleur, les vêlages. types de plantes, le contenu en feuilles), ou encore à la date de coupe du foin. L’analyse de vos fourrages constitue la première étape visant à vous Malgré que ces éléments correspondent tous à des indicateurs de la qualité des assurer que les exigences d’entretien et celles directement reliées à la gestation seront fourrages, ils ne remplaceront jamais une analyse d’aliment, en particulier si comblées chez vos vaches. De nos jours, les laboratoires d’analyse des aliments on veut connaître le contenu en protéines et en énergie d’un fourrage donné. emploient à la fois la chimie humide et la spectrométrie dans le proche infrarouge Par exemple, le taux de protéines du brome peut varier de 5 à 6 % jusqu’à 18 afin de vous offrir des résultats précis et des temps de réponse rapides. Un rapport %, selon le stade maturité lors de la fauche. Un examen visuel du foin pourrait d’analyse de fourrage de base vous fournira le contenu en matière sèche, en énergie être utile pour séparer les meilleurs fourrages des moins bons, mais cela ne vous (par exemple les unités nutritives totaux, l’énergie digestible et / ou l’énergie nette), permettra pas d’estimer s’il serait nécessaire d’ajouter des suppléments protéiques ainsi que le pourcentage de protéines brutes et en minéraux (calcium et phosphore). Il à la ration de veaux d’embouche en semi-finition. Seule une analyse alimentaire existe des forfaits d’analyse plus complets, lesquels peuvent vous permettre d’obtenir vous permettra de prendre une telle décision. des valeurs d’analyse relatives pour tous les minéraux, les contenus en fibre détergente En ce qui concerne le contenu en énergie, vous obtenez sur le rapport acide ou neutre, le type de protéines (soluble, dégradable, protégée, endommagée par d’analyse de l’aliment des valeurs exprimées en termes d’énergie digestible totale la chaleur), le contenu en gras, en nitrates et autres toxines potentielles. (en % de matière sèche ou % MS), ou bien sous forme d’énergie digestible (Mcal Vous et votre expert en nutrition pourrez utiliser toutes ces informations par afin /kg de MS) et, selon le laboratoire qui a fait l’analyse, vous pourriez également de préparer des programmes alimentaires rencontrant les exigences des vaches obtenir des valeurs exprimées en énergie nette d’entretien et de gain (Mcal/kg de gestantes, des vaches taries et des génisses de remplacement, ou encore l’objectif de MS). Ces valeurs d’énergie peuvent vous servir à déterminer le nombre de balles gain de poids voulu chez des bovins à l’engrais ! Avec un coût estimé de 25 $ à 30 $ de foin ou encore d’andains de foin à donner aux animaux, ou elles peuvent vous pour une analyse de base, vous n’avez pas à vous casser trop la tête ! Alors, je vous aider à calculer la quantité de grains à incorporer dans la ration des veaux en repose la question – avez-vous fait analysé vos aliments en prévision de cet hiver ? semi-finition. Tableau 1. Exigences nutritive durant la gestation chez les vaches adultes pesant 1300 On évalue souvent la valeur alimentaire d’un fourrage donné lb et les taures gestantes de 900 lb. Ces valeurs ont été générées à partir du programme en fonction de son contenu en fibre. Avec une analyse d’aliment, on obtient “Cow-Bytes” du gouvernement de l’Alberta. (on a assume que la saillie survenait vers habituellement deux valeurs du contenu en fibre, lesquelles fournissent un estimé la fin d’août en fonction d’un vêlage autour du 1er juin, d’un hiver canadien typique, du contenu relatif en énergie et de la valeur alimentaire. Ces deux valeurs sont d’un accès à une protection contre le vent et en estimant un gain moyen quotidien de appelées la fibre détergente acide (ADF) et la fibre détergente neutre (NDF). 1,25 lb chez les taures gestantes, en plus du gain de poids relié à la gestation). Une valeur élevée d’ADF nous indiquera que le foin a été coupé à un stade de maturité avancé et, conséquemment, il sera digéré plus difficilement par les UNT Énergie Nette Énergie Nette Protéines Calcium Phosphore vaches. Un fourrage coupé plus tardivement possèdera un contenu en énergie (lb/jour) d’entretien de Gain (Mcal/ brutes (lb/ (grammes/ (grammes/ (Mcal/jour) jour) jour) jour) jour) plus faible, comparativement à un autre fourrage coupé à un stade plus jeune et qui possèdera alors un contenu plus faible en fibre ADF. Par ailleurs, un niveau 1300 lb Adulte (Cote d’état de chair 3.0) élevé de fibre NDF correspond à un fourrage plus mature lors de la récolte et, en 1er 11.0 10.7 1.5 17 14 règle générale, cela nous indiquera que les bovins en consommeront moins – en trimestre fait une valeur en NDF plus élevée correspond à une consommation plus limitée par les animaux ! Encore ici, l’examen visuel du foin ne nous aidera pas à préciser 12.8 2nd 12.4 1.6 17 14 le contenu énergétique ni la valeur alimentaire d’un fourrage donné. trimestre Tel que mentionné précédemment, si vous connaissez précisément le contenu en protéines et en énergie de vos aliments, il est alors possible de formuler des 15.3 3rd 15.2 2.1 30 19 rations alimentaires au moindre coût pour chacune des catégories d’animaux. Par trimestre exemple, lorsqu’on doit alimenter les vaches gestantes, il existe un principe de base à l’effet qu’on doive ajuster le programme alimentaire lors des deux derniers 900 lb Taure gestante (Cote d’état de chair 3.0 avec un GMQ de 1,25 lb /jour) tiers de la gestation, afin de s’assurer de rencontrer les exigences nutritives 12.7 8.1 2.3 1.7 24 16 1st des vaches, tout en tenant compte de la qualité, de la quantité et des coûts des trimestre aliments disponibles. Au cours des six à huit dernières semaines de la gestation, les 2nd 14.9 10.4 2.5 1.9 25 16 exigences nutritives augmentent de manière importante, en particulier en ce qui trimestre a trait à l’énergie et aux protéines. Au tableau 1, vous constatez que cette réalité s’applique autant chez les vaches adultes que chez les taures gestantes. Chez les 3rd 18.0 13.6 2.7 2.4 36 22 vaches adultes, les exigences en énergie durant le dernier tiers de la gestation trimestre sont vingt pourcent (20 %) supérieures à celles du deuxième tiers. Cela demeure Cet article a été écrit par le Dr John McKinnon, Ph. à l’Université vrai, peu importe le système considéré d’énergie, soit les unités nutritives totales de la Saskatchewan, il est reproduit avec la permission du (UNT) ou encore l’énergie nette d’entretien (ENe). Chez les taures gestantes, Conseil de recherches sur les bovins de l’augmentation au niveau de l’exigence en énergie est encore plus élevée car, en boucherie (« BCRC »). Pour obtenir plus plus d’avoir à assurer ses besoins normaux liés à la gestation, elle doit poursuivre d’informations sur cet article ou concernant sa croissance jusqu’à l’atteinte de son poids adulte. Par ailleurs, les exigences en le “BCRC”, veuillez consulter le site : protéines, calcium et phosphore augmentent également chez les deux catégories www.beefresearch.ca de femelles, au fur et à mesure qu’elles avancent durant leur gestation.

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!

IMPORTANT NOTICE For a limited time the CSA is offering a reduced price on genotyping tests for CSA members enrolled in the Total Herd Enrollment (THE) program: $25 per sample for GGP-LD Profile **Savings of $20** $45 per sample for GGP-HD Profile **Savings of $45**

DNA kits must be ordered by October 15, 2014 with DNA samples submitted no later than November 30, 2014. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first serve basis. This incentive may expire early if funding is fully utilized. A second way to save! Any genotyped animal that has an ultrasound record submitted by April 30, 2015 will qualify for an additional $5 credit to the members account! To qualify data must be collected under the same criteria as the previous Ultrasound Rebate Program. For more information contact the CSA office: (403)250-7979 or cansim@simmental.com. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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2014 CSA TOTAL HERD ENROLLMENT PROGRAM MEMBERS Thank you to the CSA members who are ‘THE’ program participants. Your support of the program provides the data required that drives genetic improvement of the Simmental breed in Canada and in the end the improvement of the Canadian Beef industry 3M SIMMENTAL RANCH, M & D FURBER, BC, 5 CORNER CATTLE, WESTIN C & DANA K HILL, MB, ABC CATILE CO., RICK MCINTYRE, SK, ACADEMY HILL LIVESTOCK, JOHN & KATHY PEARSON, ON, ACADIAN CATTLE COMPANY, ISABELLE LEBLANC, NS, AGRO ZURITA, IVAN FABIO ZURITA. ON, AJB LIVESTOCK, AMY BONCHUK, MB, ALBERT & JEAN MAPPIN, AB, ALCOVIA SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & CHERYL LAYER, PQ, ALLIANCE SIMMENTAL FARMS, MIKE MCCART, ON, ALLISON C PORTER, SK, ALLISON SATCHWELL, AB, ALLISON WOLFE, AB, AMANDA LIBKE, SK, AMY FADDEN, AB, ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, DAN & KAREN SKEELS, AB, ANDERSON BROTHERS CATTLE COMPANY, BRUCE & COLIN ANDREA ERIN LEE HADWAY, AB, ANDREA L. ANDERSON, AB, ANDREW JANZEN, AB, ANTOINE BOURGEOIS, PQ, ARKACY SIMMENTALS/TRIPLE ROSE SIMMENTALS, ON, ARW SIMMENTALS, AUSTIN WYTINCK, MB, ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., KELLY ASHWORTH, SK, ASHWORTH FARM/FLYING F RANCH, KELLY ASHWORTH, SK, AVALON SIMMENTALS, G. PATRICK MADIGAN, ON, AWL SIMMENTALS, A. W. LONDRY, MB, B BAR C SIMMENTALS, BRETT & CHRIS HOUCHIN, AB, B BAR CATTLE COMPANY, ERIC BOON, SK, BAR 5 SIMMENTAL STOCK FRMS LTD, ON, BAR CL FARM, LINUS CLARK, AB, BAR DOUBLE A, TOM & CHRISTINE FRANKLIN, ON, BARBARA VANCE, ON, BEAGLE SIMMENTALS, CHAD & MICHELLE BEAGLE, AB, BEAR CANYON SIMMENTAL RANCH, BEAR CANYON COLONY, AB, BEAVER HEAD RANCHES LTD., DARRYL WILLIAMS, AB, BEAVER RIDGE SIMMENTAL, ALVIN & WANDA FEDYK, SK, BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTALS, STEFON & JOHN BEECHINOR, AB, BERNARD AND LISE LEAHY, ON, BERT’S NR SIMMENTALS, NORBERT DE ROCQUIGNY, MB, BIG ROCK SIMMENTALS, LARRY & CHARLENE RAST, BC, BIG SKY SIMMENTALS, MATHEW C. SMITH, MB, BILL PETERS, SK, BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, RANDY NOBLE, SK, BLACK VELVET SIMMENTALS, TRACY VESTBY, MB, BLACK’S COULEE CREST SIMMENTAL, W BLACK, AB, BLACKSAND CATTLE COMPANY, CRAIG DAVIDSON, MB, BLAIR STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAIR STONE, AB, BLAIR WORKMAN & SON, C/0 CALVIN WORKMAN, MB, BLAZING SIMMENTALS, YVON LANIEL, ON, BLUSHROSE SIMMENTAL FARM, ALAN BLODER, SK, BOISVERT SIMMENTAL, MARC BOISVERT, PQ, BONCHUK FARMS, DAVE & WAYNE BONCHUK, MB,

BONNIE GLASMAN, MB, BOUNDARY RANCH, SARAH & DARBY DELORME, SK, BOYNECREST STOCK FARM, KELLY FERRISELAINE ARMSTRONGBOYNECREST STOCK FARM, NIKKI ARMSTRONG, MB, BRAD CARSON, MB, BRADEN J. SMITH, AB, BRADLEY DUNDAS, AB, BRADY MATHESON, PE, BRANDON SATCHWELL, AB, BRIAN J. MCCARTHY, SK, BRIAN MILLER, AB, BROCK RANCHES, BRIAN & ROXANNE EBBESEN, AB, BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR, AB, BS RANCH, SHAUNA HARAKAL, AB, BURNS SIMMENTALS, STERLING BURNS, ON, BUSCHBECK FARMS, ANDREAS BUSCHBECK, ON, C R SIMMENTALS & SON, RANDY, CAROL & CAYLE WERSTROH, SK, C.D. LAND & CATTLE, DOUG & CHERYL DOMOLEWSKI, AB, C.R.M. SIMMENTALS, CHAD MEUNIER, AB, CAIRNS SIMMENTAL FARM, BRAD & SHERYL CAIRNS, SK, CALLIE N. ANDERSON, AB, CAMDEN CATTLE CO., LLOYD JORGENSON, AB, CAMPBELLS RIVERSIDE SIMMENTALS, MARY CAMPBELL, MB, CARL & MICHELE SNEDDON, AB, CARLA HICKS, SK, CEDAR VIEW SIMMENTALS, GARY NEUMAN, ON, CHAD HADDOW, AB, CHELSEA B O’CONNOR, ON, CHERRY CREEK FARM, ED & LYNNE ANDERSON, MB, CHRIS GOTT SIMMENTALS, CHRIS ANDRUKIEWICZ, AB, CHUCK & TAMMY DUBE, AB, CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS, GARTH CUTLER, AB, CIRCLE LAZY J CATTLE, SHELDON & JANET BUHLER, SK, CITY VIEW SIMMENTALS, BLAINE R. BARNETT, SK, C-K SIMMENTALS, CASEY & PATTIE KLYS, AB, C-K SIMMENTALS, LORALEE KLYS, AB, C-K SIMMENTALS, TANNIS KLYS, AB, CLARENCE PERLINGER, SK, CLAUDE CARBONNEAU, PQ, CLAY SIMMENTALS, BARCLAY SMITH, AB, COLBY KLASSEN, AB, COLLEEN G SEVCIK, AB, COLT ARNOLD, AB, CONRAY CATTLE CO., CONNOR & GAYLE BEECH/ MCKAY, MB, CORNERVIEW RANCH, WILLIAM HOMANS, AB, COURTNEY WOLFE, AB, COWASSAGET BROOK FARMS, FRASER MCCALLUM, NB, CRAIGMYLE COLONY, AB, CREST VIEW LAND & CATTLE CO.LTD., TERRY & FREDA WOYCHYSHYN, CRIMSON CREEK SIMMENTALS, DUSTIN & ASHLEY RUSHINKA, MB, CROCUS SIMMENTALS, TIMOTHY P. SCHERGER, SK, CROSSROAD FARMS, GERALD & LAURIE WOYTIUK, SK, CROSSROAD FARMS, JODY WOYTIUK, SK, CRYSTAL SPRINGS RANCH INC., E & C WEITZEL, BC, CRYSTAL YOUNG, AB, CURLE FARMS, BRUCE CURLE, MB, CURTIS DODD, AB, CURTIS SIMMENTALS, JUSTIN & LANDON CURTIS, SK,

CZECH-MATE SIMMENTALS, JIM, GWEN & AJ SMITH, AB, DALE & BETTY STOREBO, SK, DALE l. EYBEN, AB, DALE R & JUDY SMITH, AB, DALE A. YOUNG, SK, DART SIMMENTALS, RYAN KWIATKOWSKI, AB, DAVID DEEG, AB, DAVID SEVCIK, AB, DAYNA RAE ANNE HADWAY, AB, DC STOCK FARMS. DOREEN CLAITER, AB. DEAN SMITH, AB, DEANNE STRATULIAK, BC, DECUBBER & FILS ENR, NS ERIC DECUBBER, PQ, DEEG SIMMENTALS, ROGER & DAVID DEEG, AB, DEN BROKS R-RANCH INC, KRIS,MARK,CHANTALLE DENBROK, SK, DENNIS & JEANNE SMALL, AB, DIAMOND J RANCH, CHARLES CAVE, SK, DIAMOND K CATTLE CO LTO, BRYCE & COLE WEISS, SK, DIAMOND T SIMMENTALS, ROY & LORETTA CERNY, AB, DJ FARMS, DENNIS & DEBBIE ELLIOTI, ON, DON C SMITH, AB, DON CROWELL, NS, DON HEGGIE, AB, DONALD W KATHOL, AB, DONNA ARTHUR, AB, DONNA LOUGHRAN. BC, DONOVANDALE FARMS, GERALD & KEITHA DONOVAN, ON, DORALEE GENETICS, ROSS & ELIZABETH SMALL, ON, DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, G. GOODSMAN, SK, DOUBLE BAR D RANCH, KEN & RICHARD DIMLER, SK, DOUBLE J RANCHES, JAMES & RICHARD JENKINS, AB, DOUBLED SIMMENTAL, DORIS DOELGER, MB, DOUBLE R FARMS, DAN & STACY ROMANYK, AB, DOUBLE R SIMMENTALS, RYAN HEATHER, SK, DOUGLASS. OESCH, ON, DOWNEY FARMS, ALLAN & JACOUIE DOWNEY, MB, DOWNHILL SIMMENTALS, EVERETT OLSON, MB, DR. EDWARD M. SHACKLADY, AB, DUNCAN PEARSON, AB, DUNC’S CATTLE COMPANY, IAN MCRAE, ON, DWAYANN SIMMENTALS, DWAYNE & ANDREA HORST, ON, DWAYNE K DOWELL, AB, E G C SIMMENTAL FARMS, CARMAN JACKSON, MB, EAGLE-RIDGE SIMMENTALS, D&L AND D&D BLAIN AND MCLEAN, AB, EAST POPLAR SIMMENTALS, C. S. K. & C I R . MANSKE & WESSON, SK, ELFORADO FARM, WM & DOROTHY ELFORD, ON, ELLIOTT SIMMENTALS, PAT & SHERRY ELLIOTT, AB, ELM TREE FARMS, GLENN & PAMELA WOTIEN, ON, EON SIMMENTALS, DEAN ELDON NEITZ, SK, ERIXON SIMMENTALS, BOB & DAVID ERIXON, SK, ERVIN HARLAND, SK, EVERETT & MARK HORTON, ON, EVERETT MORE, MB, F5 SIMMENTALS, LUKE FORD, AB, FAB 50 FARMS, GREG/ JOELLE CONBOY/ SWINWOOD, ON, FALLEN TIMBER FARMS, CHET & JAMIE JANS, BC,

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FAR-L FARMS, DONALD FARRELL, ON, FERME DALMAS ENR. RENE & CYRIL ST-PIERRE, PQ, FERME GAGNON INC, Y & D GAGNON, PQ, FERME GOURD’OR, PATRICK GOURDE, PQ, FERME LAROSE, ANNIE LAROSE&, PQ, FERME LOUMI S.E.N.C., M & J LATENDRESSE ET L. BROUILLET, PQ, FERME SIBELLE FLECK S.E.N.C, G & H BELLAVANCE, PO, FERN CREEK SIMMENTAL, COREY PASCHKE, AB, FERN CREEK SIMMENTALS, BETTY & RAYMOND PASCHKE, SK, FIRDALE SIMMENTALS, CARSON RODGERS, MB, FIRST CHOICE SIMMENTALS, OWEN & EVAN CHAFFE, ON, FLATROCK VALLEY SIMMENTALS, BRAD GIESBRECHT, BC, FLESIMTECH CATTLE CO., CLIFFORD PRESTIDGE, AB, FLYING F RANCH, MIKE FELLNER, SK, FLYING S RANCH, KEN & SHAUNA SINCLAIR, SK, FONTAINE (CAREL) FARMS, C & E FONTAINE, AB, FORDEN FAIRVIEW FARM, KENNETHfTWILA/LYLE FORDEN, SK, FOREVER YOUNG FARMS, BILL & NANCY YOUNG, ON, FOUR D RANCH. CURTIS & BEV DENEIKO. SK, FOURS SIMMENTALS, JAMES/JANET/ADAM/GEL SHOSTAK, AB, FRANCIS BEAUMONT, PQ, FUSION LIVESTOCK, ROSS GILES&, ON, G 5 CATTLE CO LTD, J & G GROENEVELD. AB, G.T.A. RANCH INC, GREG & TRACEY AINSWORTH, AB, GALAXY SIMMENTALS, EDDY & APRIL DREGER, SK, GARREN SKEELS, AB, GARRY BOON, SK, GERALD & EDITH DAOUST, SK, GLARRO FARM, ANDRE VAN AGTEN. NB, GLASMAN FARMS, MATTHEW & LEANNE GLASMAN, MB, GORDON JONES SIMMENTALS, GORDON JONES, MB, GRADY BROWN, AB, GRANT AINSWORTH, AB, GRA-TAN RANCH, GRANT & TANYA CHITTICK, AB, GRAVANDALE SIMMENTAL, IVAN & GRACE OESCH, ON, GRAYDEN KAY, AB, GREEN HILL RANCH, RON & ROXIE VERT, AB, GRINALTA FARMS, RUEBEN A. & ELAINE GRINDE, AB, GROUPE BMS, BOSIVERT, SIBELLE FLECK, C/0 FERME SIBELLE.. HALFWAY R.F., GEORG S. WEITZEL, BC, HALLRIDGE SIMMENTALS,E.A.HALL, E & M HALL, ON, HAMPTON SIMMENTALS, JODI HAMPTON, AB, HANDFORD SIMMENTALS, ROBERT HANDFORD, MB, HANNAH SIMMENTALS, WADE HANNAH, AB, HARMONY RIDGE FARM, HOWARD PYNE, NS, HAROLD & ANNE CHESLOCK, ON, HAROLD GODFREY & SON, DON GODFREY, PE, HAROLD GODFREY & SON/ M & J FARMS, PE, HARVIE RANCHING, SCOTI. COLE & IAN HARVIE, AB, HEGGIE ENTERPRISES LTO, REID HEGGIE, AB, HENRY EM MARTIN, ON, HERTER SIMMENTALS, LARRY & LINDA HERTER, SK, HI TECH FARMS, LARRY & RHONDA BARKLEY, ON, HICKS SIMMENTAL, DOUG & BETTY HICKS, SK, HIDDEN DREAM FARMS, BILAL SMAILY, ON, HIGHWAY 5 SIMMENTALS, TRENT WOLKOWSKI, SK, HILLCREST SIMMENTALS, KANDEE LUCASHAGERMAN, ON, HILLSIDE SIMMENTALS, LORNE & JAMES BALL, SK, HILLTOP HOLDINGS, GARY & KIM ANWENDER & DARCY HER, SK, HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., MURRAY HOEGL, SK, HOMESTEAD-T SIMMENTALS, MARCEL & ALINE THEROUX. MB. HORIZON FLECKVIEH, GAETAN/LOUISA MORIN/ LAROCHELLE, PQ, HURLEY SIMMENTALS, ALLEN HURLEY, ON, INDIAN-RIVER CATILE COMPANY, JUANITA & BILLY ELMHIRST, ON, ISABELLA & MACKAYLA DELORME, SK, J B LIVESTOCK COMPANY, JASON BRUKETA, AB,

J HANDLEY & S. WILLIAMS & T & K CAMPBELL, ON, J. HANDLEY & S. WILLIAMS, JOANNE/SHANE HANDLEY/WILLIAMS, ON, J. RANDY AUMACK, SK, JAKE MATHESON, PE, JASON JOHN JAMIESON, ON, JASON LEBLANC, SK, JAYDAWN FARMS, KRIS MCQUAIG, AB, JAYDAWN FARMS, D & J MCQUAIG, AB, JAYSHAW, JASON & SHAWNA BAST, AB, JELIA SIMMENTALS, JENINE RUZICKA, AB, JIM & DESIREE MATSON, AB, JIM OR SHIRLEY MOON, BC, JNR FARMS, JERRY & NICOLE REPKA. AB, JOCK RIVER FARM, AUBRIE MOWAT, ON, JO-DREEN FARM, J.S. STEEVES, NB, JOE BARNETT, SK, JOHN GRANT, SK, JOHN R. MACKENZIE, AB, JORDAN AND KATIE DEEG, AB, JOSEPH CHESCU, MB, JOSIE CAROLYNNE HADWAY, AB, JP CATTLE CO, JA-LYN FARMS LTD/ PATEMAN AG LTD, MB, J-PAUL,MURIELLE,GAETAN GIROUX, J-P,MURIELLE,GAETAN GIROUX, PQ, JT LIVESTOCK LTD, JOHN & TAMMY DOLLIVER, AB, KADE EARLEY, ON, KALE L SCHERGER, SK, KATHRYN DOLLIVER, AB, KEATO MEADOW SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN & EBONY KITILITZ, AB. KEET SIMMENTALS, RICHARD & BRETT KEET, SK, KEHO LAKE SIMMENTALS, EMIL & CORNELIA SABAU, AB, KEN D. ADAIR, AB, KEN ROSENGREN & SONS, KEN ROSENGREN, SK, KENT J. SMITH, AB, KERR FARMS, ARTHUR & MARILYN KERR, ON, KEY SEVEN FARMS, MARK & KRISTA KLEMENZ, SK, KEYSTONE LIVESTOCK, SCOTT MATTHEWS, PQ, KIMBERLY MATTHEWS, AB, KIN- KIN CATTLE CO, GARY & FAYE CHITTICK, AB, KINDRED SPIRIT CATILE CO., BRIAN RICHE I ROBERT MCDOUGALL, SK, KOZACK FARMS, M & M KOZACK, AB, KRS SIMMENTALS, KERRI REANNE & LORRA SANFORD. BC. KULYK SIMMENTALS, RICHARD KULYK, SK, KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM, G.,B., & T. KUNTZ, SK, KUZIO FARMS, DALE KUZIO, AB, KYLE DOWNEY, MB, KYLE LEWIS, AB, L C RANCH, L. CRAIG & L. CODY HOGG, AB, LA FERME BISCHOF, CLAIRE & DIANE BISCHOF, PQ, LABATTE SIMMENTALS, BARRY H. LABATTE, SK, LANE SIMMENTAL. A F MACDOUGALD, SK, LANE T. SCHERGER, SK, LANGER FLECKVIEH SIMMENTALS, LYLE & PAM LANGER, AB, LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, ALLAN LAWN, MB, LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., GEORGE BERNIER, MB, LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH, JENNILEE BERNIER, MB, LAZY RS RANCH, DUSTY AND RALPH BURNS, AB, LAZY S RANCH INC., STEWART & DOREEN AINSWORTH, AB, LEE STILBORN, SK, LEEUWENBURGH SIMMENTALS, JACK & WILLARD LEEUWENBURGH, AB, LEO PERLINGER, SK, LEONARD BERGEN, MB, LEWIS FARMS LTD., KEN LEWIS, AB, LINDA LISKE, SK, LITTLE WILCOX SIMMENTALS, ANTHONY WILCOX, MB, LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS, LEE & TINA ROBSON, AB, LOGAN DAINES, AB, LONESOME WILLOW RANCHES, W & L MALYSH, AB,

LONG LAKE SIMMENTALS, JIM & BARB WARBURTON, MB, LONNIE & KAREN BROWN, AB, LORNE G. WEBSTER, BC, LORNE KWASNICKI, SK, M & J FARMS, MILES GLASMAN, MB, M & L CATILE CO, ROGER MALONEY, ON, M & M SIMMENTALS, MARCUS & MARIA VOLK, PQ, M & R CATILE CO., MICHAEL CHAMBERS, AB, MACCROSTIE LIVESTOCK, JEFF MACCROSTIE, ON, MACKENZIE SKEELS, AB, MACLEOD SIMMENTAL GENETICS, WILLIAM & SUSAN MACLEOD, NB, MADER RANCHES, RANDY, RONDA, RYLEY, JILLIAN MADER, AB, MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS, GERRY BERTHOLET &, MB, MAPLE HILL FARMS LTO., JOHN & MARY BUBA, AB, MAPLERIDGE SIMMENTAL, TOM FELTIS, ON, MAR MAC FARMS, A BLAIR MCRAE, MB, MARIE-PIER ALLARD, PQ, MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., LEONARD MARK, AB, MARLIN ROSS JOHN LEBLANC, SK, MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, JOSH WOODDISSE TAIKA VON MATTHEW JANZEN, AB, MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, AB, MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, G. & G. K. MAXWELL, AB, MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, DOUG, SCOTT, CAROLYN MCCORMACK, MCELDON ACRES, VICTORIA MCELDON, ON, MCFARLANE HEALTH FACILITY LTO, R G & DONNA L MCFARLANE, ON, MCG SIMMENTALS, MURRAY & CHERYL BROWN, AB, MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK, BLAIR MCINTOSH, SK, MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, BOYD MCMANUS, MB, MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., JIM MCMILLEN, SK, MEADOW-ACRES FARMS, BLAIR LAUREL DUSTIN FORNWALD, SK, MELIN STOCK, DONALD E MELIN, AB, MELVYN H. JOHNSTON, MELVYN JOHNSTON, MB, MICHAEL J PORTER, SK, MILESTONE SIMMENTALS, WAYNE A./BRYAN CURRAH/BRAMLEY, MB, MIOCENE SIMMENTALS, PATRICIA & HAROLD STARR, BC, MITCHELL CATTLE CO INC., M, K, I & A MITCHELL, BC, MKM SIMMENTALS, MELISSA LANGER, AB, M-ONE SIMMENTALS, MARINA MATSON, AB, MOONLITE FARM, JANICE & NORBERT LUKEN, AB, MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, WARREN & ELEANOR HERNDIER, SK, MOOSE CREEK INVESTMENTS, SHON SMITH, AB, MUELLERS NOSSA TERRA, CHRISTOPH & BERTA MUELLER, PQ, MUIRHEAD CATILE CO., WARD, JUSTIN & AMANDA MUIRHEAD. SK, MUTCH FARMS, STEPHEN & JENNIE MUTCH, PE, N LAZY B RANCH I J.N. BIDULOCK, JOHN BIDULOCK, AB, NATHAN BRUDER, AB, NEIL CARSON, MB, NEUMAN SIMMENTALS, NELSON & NANCY NEUMAN, ON, NEW TREND CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & DERRI MASSEY, AB, NEW WORLD SIMMENTAL, NATASHA SEELY, AB, NEXGEN CATTLE CO., KYRON MANSKE, SK, NOLARA FARMS, LARRY & NOLA VANSICKLE, AB, NORMAN & HEATHER DODD, AB, NORMAN PLUME, ON, NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BARRY & RENITA SAUNDERS, SK, NORTON SIMMENTALS, NEIUGLENN/ARLEN NORTON, AB, NORWOOD FAMILY FARM, CHARLES & GERALDINE NORWOOD, ON, O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS, O & E BAKKEHAUG, AB,


OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, TODD & DANNA COLLINS, MB, O’BRIEN FARMS, DAN O’BRIEN, ON, OH KAY FARMS, ROBERT LOUGHEED, AB, OKOTOKS FLECKVIEH EMBRYO GROUP, SHACKLADY, AB, OLMSTEAD CATTLE CO, OLMSTEAD & ARMSTRONG BRYCE & NIKKI, MB, OTIER CREEK FARM, JACK R HANSEN, ON, OUTBACK CATTLE CO., J. PAUL ABRAMS, AB, PALOMINO RANCH, VICKY HILDEBRANDT, AB, PARKHILL RANCHES, LES DUNCAN, AB, PAT WORKMAN, MB, PEACOCK PRAIRIE SIMMENTAL, KELLY/PATTY PEACOCK, AB, PEARSON SIMMENTALS, MERRILL PEARSON, AB, PERKIN LAND & CATILE CO., DARRYL & TANYA PERKIN, MB, PERNITSKY FARMS LTD, ROBERT PERNITSKY, SK, PETER & MARLENE GAUNCE, NB, PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, LIONEL, PAT & LEE STILBORN, SK, PHILIPP WEITZEL, BC, PINCH HILL CATTLE COMPANY, BRANDON HOMER, ON, PINE CREEK SIMMENTALS, GEORGES/ GOEDELEIALOI KERCKHOF, AB, PIONEER SIMMENTALS, TYLER SAWLEY & N. DIXON, AB, POOLES ARROW RANCH, CHARLES & LYNN POOLE, BC, PORTER SIMMENTALS, GERALD F. PORTER, SK, PORTER RANCHES LTD., C/0 SANDRA PORTER, AB, PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLIFFORD NELSON, SK, PROSPECT HILL SIMMENTALS, C/0 ANN SCHULLER, ON, R & R ACRES, RANDY BOLLUM, AB, R PLUS SIMMENTALS, R & M LEBLANC, SK, RACHIDO RANCH, RANDAL & DONNA CHITTICK, AB, RAFTER 4-T FARMS LTO, DARRELL & LORALIE TATARIN, AB, RAN MAR FARMS, RANDALL MAILMAN, NS, RANCH DANCLAU INC, PIERRE & DANIEL REICHENBACH, PQ, RANCIER FARMS & BOHRSON LIVESTOCK, AB, RANCIER FARMS, GARTH & ANGELA RANGIER, AB, RAY J SIMMENTALS, RAY & JEANETTE JANSSEN, MB, RAYMOND CHITTICK, AB, RDG SIMMENTALS, RYAN GYLANDER, AB, RED RIBBON LIVESTOCK, KATIE WOOD, ON, RED TOP LIVESTOCK, BEN & KASSANDRA FARRANT, AB, RED WILLOW RANCH LTD, DARREN TYLER, SK, REDRICH FARMS, BILL & TRACY DIETRICH, AB, RENDEZVOUS FARMS, DAVID, GERALD & RICH MAGUET, MB, RICHARD & DIANE WOODS, ON, RICH-MC SIMMENTALS, MYLINJASON RICHARDS/MCLEAN, MB, RICHWOOD SIMMENTALS, RICHARD J WOODDISSE, ON, RIDGELINE CATTLE CO., TRAVIS & CRYSTAL FISK, AB, RILEY WOLFE, AB, RIMAC SIMMENTAL, FEICO LEEMHUIS, PO, RISKAN HOPE FARM, VERN & BARB LUTHER, SK, RIVER POINT CATTLE & REX CRAWFORD, ON, RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., JANE & REED CRAWFORD, ON, RIVERS EDGE RANCH, COREY SCOTT, AB, RK CATTLE CO., SANDY REID, ON, RKT SIMMENTALS, RICK TAYLOR, MB, ROADSIDE SIMMENTALS, GLEN & DOUG FEATHERSTONE, ON, ROBB FARMS LTD., GARY ROBB, SK, ROBERT & DEANNE YOUNG, AB, ROBERTSON BROS. SIMMENTAL, JAMES ROBERTSON, NS, ROBSON ACRES. LAURA ROBSON, ON, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, PAUL KRESS, SK, ROCKING R SIMMENTALS, RODERICK & KAREN ORANGE, AB,

ROGER FORTIER & FILS, MONIOUE DEMERS FORTIER, PO, ROLLING JN FARMS, J B NIELSEN, AB, ROLLY ACRES FARM, RAYMOND ARNTZEN, AB, RON CROSBY, BC, ROSEMEAD FARM, IVAN C MATTHEWS, ON, ROSS & MARILYN JANSEN, SK, ROSS CREEK SIMMENTALS, TREVOR A HILTZ, NS, ROSS LEBLANC, SK, RUSSELL AUMACK, SK, RYAN DOWNEY, MB, SAJ SIMMENTALS, STUART JAMIESON, SK, SANDRA JEFFERY, SK, SANDS SIMMENTALS, STANLEY & SCOTT GIDDINGS, SK, SAUGEEN ACRES, DAVE SMYTH, AB, SCHATZ SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL SCHATZ, AB, SCHWEITZER SIMMENTALS, CAMERON SCHWEITZER, MB, SCISSORS CREEK CATILE CO., MARK & JENNALEE BEUTLER, SK, SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO, RYDER & JACE BEUTLER, SK, SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX, CHANTAL BOISVERT, PQ, SEVCIK SIMMENTAL RANCH, RUSSELL SEVCIK, AB, SEVEN HILLS FARM, RON D,LINDA,MIKE TAYLOR, AB, SEVEN-M LIVESTOCK, BRADLY & DONNA MORISHITA, AB, SHANDA BOON, SK, SHAWN A. MILLER, SHAWN & ANJE MILLER, AB, SHAYLYN & LINDSAY ARTHUR, AB, SHILO FARMS, DAKOTA BRAUN, AB, SIBL SIMMENTALS, IVAN/LINDNBARCL SMITH, AB, SILVER CREEK SIMMENTALS, G, A, C, & A FISK, SK, SIMMENTAL SANCTUARY, MATT CALVERI, AB, SIMMERON RANCH, MARTIN SKARET, AB, SIMMGEN LAND AND CATTLE CO., SCOTT DYKSTRA, ON, SINKS FARMS, ROBERT SINKS, AB, SKYRIDGE FARMS, GILLES VUIGNIER, MB, SKYWEST SIMMENTALS, RILEY EDWARDS, AB, SNOWY, THERESA-MARIE WEITZEL, BC. SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD, SCOTI LEES, AB, SOMERLED FARM, BOB GRANT, ON, SOUTH SEVEN FARMS, ROBERT STUART, AB, SOUTH HOLDEN SIMMENTAL, G & J FLEMING, AB, SPRING CREEK COLONY, ANDY HOFER, AB, SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DOUG ZIMMER, AB, SPRUCE VIEW ACRES, STEVE & TRACY KUSHNERIK, AB, SPRUCEBURN SIMMENTALS, W & D MCMURTRY, AB, STAGECOACH FARMS, BILL & BONNIE O’BRIEN, ON, STARWEST FARMS, WARKENTIN INVESTMENT BC, STONE CREEK FARMS, RUSSELL LITTLE, AB, STOREBO FARMS, DALE & DWIGHT/BRYCE STOREBO/BAXTER, SK, STOUGHTON FARMS, BRYAN J. STOUGHTON, SK, SULLY’S FARM, CLAIR SULLIVAN, ON, SUN RISE SIMMENTALS, EVAN & LINDA CUSS, SK, SUN STAR SIMMENTALS, MERLIN, JOY, & DEAN ARNTZEN, AB, SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS, WAYNE & LINDA LIBKE, SK, SUNNYSIDE SIMMENTALS, TOM & SHARON TURNBULL, SK, SUNSET SIMMENTALS, GREG ARNESON, AB, SUNVILLE SIMMENTALS, DUANE, NADINE, JERRY CAUMARTIN, MB, SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., GREG GOUDY, SK, SWEET HEART SIMMENTALS, REBEKA-LYNN HARAKAL, AB, TANNIS BRUDER, AB, TED & KAREENA KWASNICKI, SK, TER-RON FARMS, TERRY ADAMS/ROB ADAMS, AB, TERRY SKORETZ, AB, TGJ CATTLE COMPANY, TIM JACKSON.. MB, THOMAS JANZEN, AB, THOUSAND HILL SIMMENTALS, KENDALL & AMANDA BUHLER, SK, TIFFANY PETERS, SK, TIMOTHY C. MATTHEWS, AB, TINLEY HARVIE, AB,

TOBACCO CREEK CATTLE COMPANY, J.R. BRUCE, MB, TODD SIMMENTAL, C/0 KIRK STODDARD, PO, TOP NOTCH CATTLE CO., JONATHAN KARSIN, MB, TOWNVIEW FARMS, JARET GIRODAT, SK, TRAVIS HERTER, SK, TRENDSETIER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, RYAN COOK, AB, TRI K CATTLE, KEITH HODGES, AB, TRIANGLE STOCK FARMS, VANCE AND MICHELE KLEPPER, AB, TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, R & Y DEOUIER, MB, TRIPLE ROSE SIMMENTALS, JEAN B O’CONNOR, ON, TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTALS, WADE/ STEVE/STEW THORGILSSON, TRIPLE-KIBERNIE KLAMMER, BERNIE D KLAMMER, AB, TRYON SIMMENTALS, FRANK ROBBLEE, PE, TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, BARRY & GLENDA CHESCU, MB, TWIN BUTTE SIMMENTALS, TONY & LORRAINE BRUDER, AB, TWIN CHIEF SIMMENTALS, RICHARD A. NORMAN, AB, TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, PATRICK & TRACEY WILCOX, MB, TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK, MARY JANE ROBINSON, MB, TWO TALL SIMMENTALS, SHAELYNN HOUCHIN, AB, TYLER LIBKE, SK, TYMARC SIMMENTALS, BOB & DIANE ANDERSON, AB, VALLEYFIELD SIMMENTALS, LARRY J _ DYCK, MB, VERNON W PENNER, AB, VIRGINIA PETERS(SAPSFORD), SK, VIRGINIA RANCH, HARRY & MICHELLE SATCHWELL, AB, W. LYLE JEFFERY, SK, W.E. REDPATH & SONS, MB, WAG CATTLE CO, ANDREW & WENDY GRIFFITHS, AB, WANNABE RANCH, DENNIS, BRENDA & LAUREN CROMARTIE, SK, WAYDAMAR FARMS, DAVID J. MILLINER, ON, WELDEHAVEN FARMS, ANDREW WELDEN, PQ, WELLS’ CROSSING CATTLE CO., BARBARA CICHON, AB, WESTEROSE STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAINE STONE, AB, WESTFORD FARM, CAROLYN HANNA FORD, ON, WESTGOLD FARMS LTD., KEN GILBERT, AB, WESTWAY FARMS LTD., TOM & CAROL ANN HADWAY, AB, WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, VERNON LAFRENTZ, SK, WHISKEY RIVER STOCK FARM, H WADE LOANE. PE, WHR SIMMENTALS, BILL & BLANCHE ROTHEL, AB, WILCOX SIMMENTALS, ERNIE & BETTY WILCOX, MB, WILD OAK FARMS, HANK & TINA HIDDINK, ON, WILLIAM A. SWENSON, AB, WILLIAM THOMAS WALTER HADWAY, WILL HADWAY. AB, WILLOW CREEK SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL W KLASSEN, AB, WISER HEIGHTS STOCK FARMS, BRAD & VAL ARNOLD, ON, WJ SIMMENTALS, WYATT, BYRON & BERNI JOHNSON, AB, WLB LIVESTOCK, BILL & NANCY BIGLIENI, MB. WM SIMMENTALS, WILF & MARIE PERLINGER, SK, WOLFE FARMS, TONY WOLFE, AB, WOLFE’S FLECKVIEH, SHANE J WOLFE, AB, WYECREST FARMS, RICK BATTY, ON, XCEL LIVESTOCK, KEVIN/TRACY MACINTYRE/ BEHNKE, ON, XCEL LIVESTOCK & RIVERPOINT CATTLE, ON, XRC SIMMENTALS, IAN & CATHY KLICS, SK, YELLOW ROSE CATILE CO., BOBBI-GAYLE HOSEGOOD, AB, ZIEMAC CATTLE COMPANY, MACKENZIE SCHUURMAN, BC, ZIEVIEW FARMS INC, SHANA & DARYL ZIEBARTH, ON,

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Membership Announcements

Congratulations Garrett James John Ruzicka

Congratulations to Mike and Jeanine of Jelia Simmentals on the birth of their son, Garrett James John, on May 30, 2014, weighing 9 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 20.5 inches long. Garrett is a little brother for David, Dayna, and Sara-Jane.

Lyla Jill Harvie

Proud parents Jill and Cole Harvie, are pleased to announce the birth of Lyla Jill Harvie on June 4, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 20 inches long. Another Red Head. Proud sister Tinley is ready to show Lyla the ropes around Harvie Ranching.

Meredith Iva Mutch

Mutch Farms welcomes Meredith Iva, daughter of Stephen and Jennie Mutch from Cornwall, PEI. Meredith was born on May 8, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. It won’t be long before Meredith is helping out around the farm.

Lane and Kacie Scherger

Congratulations to Lane Scherger and Kacie Johnson, Crocus Simmentals, Swift Current, SK who were married on August 2, 2014. Best wishes to the happy couple!

Chad and Shelley Smith

Congratulations to Chad Smith and Shelley Sayers, Clearwater Simmentals, Olds, AB, who were married on August 16. We wish them much love and happiness in their lives together.

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From the Director’s Chair World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress 2014 July 18-23 - Bogota & Cartagena, Columbia

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Lacey Fisher – CSA 2nd Vice President

common expression is that “life is all about experiences” and this year I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Colombia for the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress. This was truly a wonderful experience to learn and promote Canadian Simmental cattle in different parts of the world. The biggest thing that stood out for me on this trade mission was that whether we call ourselves farmers, cattle producers or ranchers, it does not matter what corner of the world we live in, we all have a passion for our breed! By attending events such as this, we will continue to educate the world about the positive attributes and potential that Canadian Simmental has to offer. In the early morning of July 18th my husband Jacob and I joined Canadian Simmental Association General Manager Bruce Holmquist and fellow Simmental breeder Tim Ishee from the USA, in the Houston airport, waiting for the “red-eye” flight to Bogota. We were all tired as we all had experienced a day of delays, but were staying positive that we would make the opening presentations shortly after arrival. The World Simmental – Simbrah congress opening presentation started at 8:30 a.m. with each delegation making a presentation about Simmental in their country. This was a great experience to learn and listen to the statistics and purpose of Simmental around the world. For the rest of the day we enjoyed the Expo Corferias fair that showed the artisanal cultures of different regions of Colombia. We were able to see cattle, watch dual purpose Simmental classes and enjoy the culture. We had the opportunity to tour barns and view/watch Brahman cattle that were also part of their National show. That evening we went to the Andres Carne de Res restaurant. Andres is located in Chia, a typical town near Bogotá. This restaurant is one of the most famous places for visitors as it seats close to 2000 people and was quite an experience with VERY good food.

Saturday morning began with a historical church tour on Monserrate hill. This was one of the main worshiping churches in the city and located 3152 meters above sea level. For an east coast Canadian, who lives at an average elevation of 30 meters above sea level, you listen when they disclose all the precautions of being at that high of an altitude! It was at this tour where we met fellow Canadians Jackie & Raymond Cormier, Americans Fred Schuetze, Will Townsend, Heinz & Elenore Daub, Bill Wentz and Bill & Jane Travis; and our Australian friends Pete & Vanessa Wenn. We later toured beautiful, historical Bogota including a visit to the large 5 story Gold Museum and then ended the day by enjoying the XXVII Simmental – Simbrah show and dinner. Watching the cattle show was very educational. The Colombians are very passionate about their breed and truly enjoy showing them off. The type of Simmentals is different from what we see today in our country, but that passion I speak about is the same. The cattle carry different strengths than what we look for in Canada as in Colombia they work mainly with dual purpose animals (milk and beef) that consist of straight Fleckvieh/Simmental or Simbrah. Sunday began with an interesting tour of the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, a religious monument built by miners about 50 years ago and located just outside Bogotá. This cathedral was incredible and the craftsmanship and detail was truly something to see. Sunday afternoon we toured a milking Simmental farm just outside Bogota at Caiadero Santa Ines. The single 6 parlor pit had a similar design to what we would see in a Canadian dairy barn with one large difference in that the structure only had a roof and one solid wall. Milking your herd and watching the traffic go by on the highway is common at this particular farm. When I spoke to the owners about production they said an average Simmental will milk a maximum of 35 kg per day, with a high 3.25-3.5% of butterfat while the average Holstein in the country would produce 45-50kg per day and 3% or lower for butter fat. With that production difference some may ask, why milk Simmental? The reason in the Colombian 29


production system is that the calf always has a higher value, bull or heifer and butter fat also increases profit, and a Simmental can endure the climate better than a Holstein can offering reproduction efficiencies. Upon hearing that the question that ran through my mind is why are Canadians not using more Fleckvieh/Simmentals for milk production? Although some are this is an opportunity for us to truly explore. On Monday we viewed other local farms near Bogota that specialized in Simmental genetics and milk production. We again met and talked with producers who are very detailed and understand their herds and the strengths and weaknesses of them. Later that day we were heading north to Cartagena for the last leg and meeting portion of this congress. One of the highlights of the northern Colombian stop was at Caiadero Santa Ines, a beef operation where normally 1500 hundred beef animals, Simmental/Braham or Simmental/Gyr cross, would be grazed. Due to the drought the carrying capacity

was reduced only 900 animals with the excess animals moved to another location that had received more rainfall. The World Congress conference was at the Convention Centre of Las Americas. The meetings offered educational and global insight about the Fleckvieh/ Simmental & Simbrah breeds and ideas and views of where the breed would grow to next. It was very interesting listening to the different presentations from President Josef Kucera from Czech Republic, 1st VP Johan Kluyts from South America, 2nd VP Fred Schuetze, USA along with several other presenters. Overall it was a fabulous opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to promote how Canadian Simmental can fit into the needs of many of the WSFF member countries including Colombia. Lacey Fisher is the current CSA 2nd Vice President and the Chair of the CSA Promotions Committee. Lacey and her husband Jacob, and their daughters Addison and Grace, own and operate Timberwood Farms in Amherst, NS.

Sale Results Anchor D Ranch - Pasture Treasures Female Sale Rimbey, AB August 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Raffan

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Bred Simmentals Open Simmentals Sale Total

39 7 46

$183,150.00 $31,800.00 $214,950.00

High Selling Breds Lot 5- Anchor D Sassi 184A $9,900.00 S: South Seven Razzmatazz DS: Dora Lee Native Son Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Virginia Ranch, AB Lot 3- Anchor D Angelina 28Z $9,100.00 S: Anchor D Damascus 213U DS: Dayton’s Pol Neuman Consignor: Anchor D Ranches Buyer: Ferme Gagnon, PQ Lot 10- Anchor D Fergus 375A $8,100.00 S: FGAF Windsurfer 820Y DS: Richmond Regis Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Apple Cross, AB Lot 14- Anchor D Nikkita 56Z $7,500.00 S: Anchor D Mojito 108U DS: Virginias Tallahassee Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Brian Lundquist, BC

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Average $4,696.00 $4,543.00 $4,673.00

Lot 17- Anchor D Helen 176A $6,500.00 S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: South Seven Razzmatazz Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals, SK Lot 44A- CDY Signature’s Dream 34W $6,500.00 S: RPCC Red Man 205S DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: High Country Cattle Services Buyer: Nolara Farms/Sara VanSickle, AB Lot 7- Anchor D Hallie 349A $6,400.00 S: Great Guns Regio 9R DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Langer Fleckviehs, AB

High Selling Open Lot 38B- Sniders Charmed $7,100.00 S: Little Man’s Eye Candy 101Z DS: STF Starquest N114 Consignor: Sniders Cattle Services Buyer: SIBL Simmentals, AB Lot 44B- CDY Sure As A Dream 28B $6,500.00 S: 3D Mr Red Sure Fire 449X DS: RPCC Red Man 205S Consignor: High Country Cattle Services Buyer: Nolara Farms/Sara VanSickle, AB Lot 1- Dora Lee Elexis $6,000.00 S: Dora Lee Jake DS: Eisenherz Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Brian Mardy, AB


3D Simmentals Alberta Simmental Association Andy Carter Auctioneer Services Ash Berwest Farm Ashworth Farm & Ranch Bar A Cattle Co. Beaver Ridge Simmentals Beechinor Bros Berwest Farms Biggelaar Builders Big Ker Simmentals Bill MacLeod Black Gold Simmentals Blueline New Holland Bohrson Marketing Services Bouchard Livestock Braithwaite Simmentals Brandy Brook Farm Brian and Dora McKinley Calico Cattle Co.

CDM Simmentals Central Alberta Co-op C-K Simmentals Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. Crossroads Farms C.R.M Simmentals Czech-Mate Livestock Dan Skeels Auction Service Deeg Simmental Double G Simmentals Double R Farms Early Sunset Ranch Erixon Simmentals Forden Fairview Farms Freelance Photo-Graphics Freylawny Farms GB Farms Genex Cooperative Inc. GJED Simmentals Gra-Tan Farms Herter Simmentals

Hidden Hollow Farm High Country Cattle Services JAT Simmentals Jelia Simmentals Jodreen Farm JT Livestock Kathol Simmentals KC Stock Farm Ltd. Keet Simmentals Kelara Farms Kulyk Simmentals Kuntz Simmental Farm Lane Simmentals Lazy Bar B Simmentals Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Lewis Farms Lobster Point Farms Lone Stone Farms Lower Village Farm- Matt Kent Mappin Simmentals Mark Land & Cattle

Maritime Simmental Association MasterFeeds Inc. Matheson Farms Maxwell Simmentals McCormack Family Ranch McIntosh Livestock Meadow Acres Farm Melvern Simmentals MIP Show Supplies Muirhead Cattle Co. Morse View Farm M & R Cattle Co. Mutch Farms Nolara Farms Northcreek Simmentals Outlaw Cattle Co. Pearson Simmentals Perlinger Simmentals Peters Simmentals Pheasantdale Cattle Company

PJL Ag Services Pleasant Hill Simmentals Porter Simmentals Prairie View Simmentals Prairie Wind Farms Ralph Taylor Rancier Farms Red Top Livestock Robb Farms Rolly Acres Farm Ross Creek Simmentals Ryan Dorran Ryley & Jill Mader Saskatchewan Simmental Association Saugeen Acres Shadow Mountain Simmentals SIBL Simmentals Skor Simmentals South Holden Simmentals Southpaw Cattle Co.

South West Simmental Breeders Spud Island Farm Stoughton Farms Sunny Valley Simmentals Swantewitt Simmentals Thirsk Farm Timberwood Farm Transcon Livestock Corp. Triangle Stock Farm Tymarc Livestock Virginia Ranches Wannabe Cromartie Westway Farms Ltd. Whiskey River Farm Willow Creek Simmentals Windy Knoll Farm Wolfe’s Fleckvieh W2 Farms XRC Klics X-T Simmentals Yellow Rose Cattle Co.

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President: Everett Olson RR 1, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2643 Email: everettolson@hotmail.com 1st Vice President: Todd Collins RR 2, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 Phone: 204-246-2166 Email: todd_collins9@hotmail.com 2nd Vice President: Rick Dequier Box 1673, Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Phone: 204-771-0280 Email: rdequier@westmansteel.ca Secretary/Treasurer: Donalee Jones Box 142, Car twright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone/fax: 204-529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com MSA Directors: Lesley Hedley RR 1, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2765 Greg Woychyshyn Box 2035 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 204-865-2475 Email: crestviewcattleco@hotmail.com Jacquie Downey General Deliver y, Coulter, MB R0M 1G0 Phone: 204-649-2260 Email: ajdowney@mts.net Trevor Peters Box 385, River s, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-328-7458 Email: trevor.peter s@canadamalting.com Craig Davidson Box 2680, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Phone: 204-761-5991 Email: craigd@blacksandcattle.com Andrea Bertholet Box 307 Har tney MB R0M 0X0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tolet@hotmail.com CSA Rep: Blair McRae RR1 Box 57 Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca YCSA President: Kolton McIntosh Box 84 Ericksdale, MB R0C 0W0 Phone: 204-280-0359 auction_mcintosh@hotmail.ca

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The Manitoba Simmental Association hosted a successful weekend of events at Elkhorn Resort July 25-27th, including the Canadian Simmental Association Annual General Meeting, and YCSA National Classic Junior Show. Manitoba can be proud of the attendance records that were set and the $89,500 raised at the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Charity Auction.

For more information, results and photos please visit our website at www.mbsimmental.com


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Silver Sponsors Downhill Simmentals Roenda Stock Farms M&J Farms John Gillan Minnedosa Credit Union Heritage Co-Op

Wilf Davis Milestone Simmentals More Brothers Simmentals WLB Livestock Ultra Beef Ultrasound Services Broken Oak Black Simmental

Bronze Sponsors Bert’s NR Simmentals Conray Cattle Co. Delight Simmentals Gordon Jones Simmentals Oakview Simmentals Keystone Livestock Services Section 19 Cattle Co.

Skyridge Farms Boynecrest Stock Farm Maple Lake Stock Farm Genex Crest View Land & Cattle Co. Kolton McIntosh Perkin Land & Cattle Co.

Southam Simmentals Triple R Simmentals Homestead T Simmentals Weeks Simmentals Wilcox Simmentals Farmery Brewery Circle L Simmentals

Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and supporters who made this weekend a tremendous success! Way to go Manitoba! Job well done!!

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What’s Happening

December

October

Dec. 1 -

Oct. 2 – 5 - River Point Cattle Co Internet Sale, LiveAuctions.tv Oct. 3

Bar 5 Frozen Genetics Sale and Evening Social, Markdale, ON

Oct. 4 -

Bar 5 Stock Farm Extravaganza Sale, Prospect Hill Simmentals Final Finale Complete Dispersal, Markdale, ON

Oct.10-12 - Expo Boeuf, Victoriaville, PQ Oct. 16 -

WLB Livestock’s 2nd Annual Interenet Simmental Female Sale, Liveauction.tv

Oct. 18

Ottawa Valley Harvest Sale Metcalfe, ON

Oct. 25 -

Partners for Progress Vol. III Sale, Waterloo, PQ

Oct. 25 -

Boynecrest Stock Farm Complete Simmental Herd Dispersal, Virden, MB

Oct. 25-27 - Edam Fall Fair, Edam, SK Oct. 27 - Rust Mountain View Ranch’s “Queens of the Pasture” Female Sale, Turtle Lake, ND Oct. 31 - Nov 1 - Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Lloydminster, SK

November

Nov. 5-8 - Yorkton Harvest Show Down, Yorkton, SK

Farmfair Simmental Show and Draft, Edmonton, AB

Nov. 6 -

Nov. 6-7 - Ontario YCSA Trillium Classic, Toronto, ON Nov. 6-8 - Manitoba Livestock Expo, Brandon, MB Nov. 7 - Royal Elite All Breed Sale, Toronto, ON

Bright Lights Futurity Show, Toronto, ON

Nov. 7 Nov. 7 -

Farmfair’s Headliner All Breeds Sale, Edmonton, AB

Nov. 8 - Farmfair’s Pen of 5 or 10 Commercial Bred Sale, Edmonton, AB Nov. 8 Nov. 8 -

RAWF National Simmental Show, Toronto, ON

YCSA Ontario Trillium Classic, Toronto, ON

Nov. 13 -

Western Harvest Simmental Heifer Sale, Innisfail, AB

Dec. 2 Dec. 4 -

Camrose Country Classic, Camrose, AB Lewis Farms Leading Ladies Female Sale, Spruce Grove, AB

Dec. 6 -

The Golden Opportunity Sale, Virden, MB

Dec. 8 -

The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Sale, Lloydminster, SK

Dec. 9 -

36th Keystone Konnection Simmental Sale, Brandon, MB

Dec. 10 - Double Bar D “She’s Got the Look” Female Sale, Grenfell, SK Dec. 11 - Transcon’s 37th Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Dec. 12 - McMillen Ranching Herdbuilder 2014 Female Sale, Carievale, SK Dec. 13 - Westway Female Sale, Olds, AB Dec. 13 - Southern Alberta Simmental Roundup Group Bull Sale, High River, AB Dec. 15 - Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale, Brandon, MB Dec. 16 - Bonchuk Farms Fall Female Production Sale, Virden, MB Dec.17 Dec.19 -

Swan Lake Farms & Johnson Stock Farms Breed Builder Sale, Whitewood, SK 3rd Annual Friday Night Lights Simmental Sale, Olds, AB

Dec. 20 - Checkers & Fullblood Perfection Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB Dec. 20 - Transcon’s National Trust “On Ice” Simmental Semen & Embryo Sale, Red Deer, AB Dec. 21 - Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation, Fullblood Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB Dec. 21 - Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XVII Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB Dec. 22 - BlackSand Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal, Virden, MB Dec. 31 - New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale: Volume III, Red Deer, AB

January

Jan. 31 - Lazy S Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB

February

Nov. 14 - Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale, Ponoka, AB

Feb. 8 - Diamond M Ranch 3rd Annual Bull Sale, Estevan, SK

Nov. 15 - Pembina Triangle Simmental Association, 34th Annual Sale, Cypress River, MB

Feb.10 - Bata Bros. / Olafson Bros. Joint Simmental Production Sale, Rugby, ND

Nov. 16 - Hudson Pines Living Legacy Sale, Campbellsburg, KY

Feb.12 -

Janzen Ranches 22nd Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Rosemary, AB

Nov. 16 - Central Invitational Simmental Sale, Woodville, ON

Feb.13 -

16th Annual Genetic Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB

Nov. 19 - North American Select Sale, Louisville, KY

Feb. 14 - Kenner Simmental Ranch Bull Sale, Leeds, ND

Nov. 21 - Westgold Farms Female Production Sale, Vermilion, AB

Feb. 15 - Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale , Virden, MB

Nov. 22 - Transcon’s Cow-A-Rama XV, Innisfail, AB

Feb. 16 - Rendezvous Farms “Holiday Monday” 11th Annual Simmental Bull and Female Sale, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

Nov. 26 - Canadian Western Agribition Simmental Select Show & Sale, Regina, SK Nov-29 - Marywood Classic Bull & Female Sale, Listowel, ON

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The Harvest Hoedown Simmental Heifer Sale, Neepawa, MB

Feb. 18 - Young Guns & Guests Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Wainwright, AB


Feb. 19 - M&J Farms Simmental and Angus Bull and Female Sale, Russell, MB

Mar. 15 - Rebels of the West Bull Sale, Virden, MB

Feb. 20 - 26th Mader Ranches Bull & Female Sale, Carstairs, AB

Mar. 16 - Genetic Souce Simmental Bull Sale, Brandon, MB

Feb. 21 - Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds”, Grenfell, SK

Mar. 16 - South-Sask Simmental Bull and Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK

Feb. 23 - Select Opportunity Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Olds, AB Feb. 24 - Rainalta Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Brooks, AB Feb. 25 - 9th Annual Crossroad Farms Bull Sale, Shell Lake, SK Feb. 26 - 10th Annual Robb Hoegl Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Feb. 26 - Bull Rush Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB

Mar. 17 - Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale, Killarney, MB Mar. 17 - Kuntz - Stoughton - McIntosh - SAJ Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Mar. 17 - 15th Annual On Target Bull & Female Sale, Barrhead, AB Mar. 18 - Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB

Mar. 19 - Rocky Mountain Simmental Bull Sale, Olds, AB Feb. 27 - Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, Mar. 19 - Get A Grip Angus & Simmental Sale, Westlock, AB Forestburg, AB Feb. 27 - Early Sunset Bull and Female Sale, Mar. 20 - Family Tradition Charolais and Simmental Bull Sale, Edam, SK Dropmore, MB Feb. 28 - Lewis Farms 30th Annual Bull Sale, Mar. 20 - Porter Ranches Bull Sale, Spruce Grove, AB Stoney Plain, AB

March Mar. 2 -

Simmental Summit 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Bentley, AB

Mar. 2 -

13th Annual Muirhead Cattle Co. Simmental Bull Sale, Shellbrook, SK

Mar. 3 -

Rainalta & Guest Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Brooks, AB

Mar. 4 -

Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK

Mar. 4 -

20th Anniversary Herd Master Bull Sale, Camrose, AB

Mar. 5 -

11th Annual Pheasantdale Bull & Female Sale, Balcarres, SK

Mar. 6 -

LaBatte Simmentals with Guest Meadow Acres Farm, 35th Annual Bull and Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK

Mar. 6 -

10th Annual Bullfest Sale Camrose, AB

Mar. 7 -

21st Annual McMillen Ranching Production Sale, Carievale, SK

Mar. 21 - 12th Annual Highland Stock Farms Bull Sale, High River, AB Mar. 21 - 9th Annual Proudly Western Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Mar. 23 - Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB Mar. 23 - 11th Annual Butts, Gutts & Nuts Simmental Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Mar. 24 - WLB Livestock 11th Simmental and Hereford Bull Sale, Douglas, MB Mar. 25 - Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Mar. 26 - Wheatland Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Bienfait, SK Mar. 27 - Rust Mountain View Ranch “Ace in the Hole” Bull Sale, Turtle Lake, ND Mar. 28 - Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Mar. 29 - The Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, Leross, SK

Mar. 30 - Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale, MCG Simmentals and Rach Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Beaverlodge, AB Stavely, AB Mar. 30 - Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale, Mar. 8 - 15th Annual R Plus Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Estevan, SK Mar. 31 - MFR 5th Annual Genetic Destination Bull Sale, Mar. 9 - Ashworth Farm and Ranch Simmental Sale, Grenfell, SK Oungre, SK Mar. 31 - 19th Annual U2 Ranch Bull & Female Sale, Mar. 11 - Mar Mac Farms and Guests Annual Bull Sale, High River, AB Brandon, MB March TBA - Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale, Mar. 11 - Skor Simmentals Red & Black Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Camrose, AB Mar. 7 -

Mar. 11 -

25th Anniversary Sunny Valley Simmentals Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK

Mar. 12 - In Pursuit of Perfection Simmental & Angus Bull Sale, Moosomin, SK Mar. 12 - 12th Annual Westway & Deeg Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB Mar. 13 - Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grande Prairie, AB Mar. 14 - 4th Annual Vente de taureaux Synergie Bull Sale, Ste. Sophie de Levrard, PQ Mar. 14 - Ranchlands Simmental and Red Angus Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Mar. 14 - Next Generation Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Mar. 14 - Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Heifer Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB

April Apr. 9 -

Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale, Winnipeg, MB

Apr. 9 -

Daines All Black Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB

Apr. 11 -

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

Apr. 11 -

40th Annual Six Mile Ranch Bull Sale, Fir Mountain, SK

August

Aug 6-9 2015 - Canadian Simmental Association Conference, Lindsay, ON

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ABC Cattle Co..........................................................43 Academy Hill Livestock.............................................13 Adair Ranch..............................................................37 Afri-Can Simmentals.................................................40 Alameda Agencies Ltd..............................................46 Alliance Simmental Farms........................................41 Alta Genetics............................................................47 Anchor D Ranch.......................................................37 Applecross................................................................37 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd....................................43 Aumack Simmentals.................................................43 Bar 5 Farms Ltd./Circle 3 Genetics..........................41 Beagle Simmentals...................................................37 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals....................................37 Big Rock Simmentals...............................................40 Black River Farms....................................................41 Black Sand Cattle Company...............................10, 40 Blushrose Simmental Farm......................................43 Bohrson Marketing Services.....................................47 Bonchuk Farms........................................................40 Bouchard Livestock International.....................3, 5, 47 Bova-Tech Ltd...........................................................47 Bow Valley Genetics.................................................47 Boynecrest Stock Farm............................................40 BS Ranch.................................................................37 Cameo Farms...........................................................19 Canadian Bull Congress...........................................46 Canadian Cattlemen.................................................46 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp...............................46 Carey, Brent..............................................................46 Circle G Simmentals & Angus..................................37 City View Simmentals...............................................43 Clearwater Simmentals............................................37 Crimson Tide Flechvieh............................................42 Crossroad Farms......................................................44 Czech-Mate Livestock..............................................37 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd....................47 Deeg Simmental...................................................9, 37 Destiny Simmentals..................................................42 Diamond T Simmentals............................................37 Dodge.......................................................................52 Don Heggie Simmentals...........................................37 Donovandale Simmentals.........................................42 Dora Lee Genetics....................................................42 Dorran Marketing Inc................................................46 Dorran, Steve...........................................................46 Double Bar D Farms.........................................IFC, 44 Double G Simmentals...............................................44 Double J Ranches....................................................19 Downey Farms.........................................................40 DP Sales Management.............................................47 Dunc’s Cattle Co.................................................15, 42 Dwayann Simmentals...............................................42 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..........................................37 East Poplar Simmentals...........................................44 Edge, Dean...............................................................46 EDN Simmentals......................................................44 Elliott Simmentals.....................................................19 Elm Tree Farms........................................................42 Erixon Simmentals....................................................44 F5 Simmentals..........................................................19 Fallen Timber Farms................................................40 Ferme Gagnon Farm................................................43

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Ferme Saro Farm.....................................................43 Flying N Cattle and Feed..........................................46 Genex Cooperative, Inc........................................8, 47 Get-A-Long Stock Farm............................................46 GJR Simmentals.......................................................44 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd................................46 Gravandale Simmentals...........................................42 Grinalta Farms..........................................................37 H.S. Knill Company Limited......................................46 Hairy Hill Cattle Co...................................................37 Hallridge Simmentals................................................42 Hannah Simmentals.................................................37 Harvie Ranching.......................................................38 High Bluff Stock Farm...............................................39 High Country Cattle Services...................................38 Hi-Tech Farms....................................................15, 42 Hoegl Farms.............................................................44 Indian River Cattle Co..............................................42 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd.......................47 Janzen Ranches.......................................................38 Jetstream Livestock..................................................42 JNR Farms...............................................................38 Johnson Stock Farms...............................................21 Keato Meadow Simmentals......................................38 Kin Kin Cattle Co......................................................38 Kopp Farms Simmentals..........................................41 Kuntz Simmental Farms...........................................44 LaBatte Simmentals.................................................44 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............................................44 Lazy S Ranch Inc.....................................................38 Lewis Farms......................................................38, BC Little Willow Creek Ranch.........................................44 Lobster Point Farms.................................................41 Lone Stone Farms..............................................17, 38 M & J Farms.............................................................41 MacKenzie Cattle Company.....................................38 Mader Ranches........................................................38 Maple Key Farm.......................................................42 Mappin Simmentals..................................................38 Mar Mac Farms........................................................41 Masterfeeds..........................................................7, 45 Maxwell Simmentals.................................................38 McCormack Family Ranch.......................................44 MCG Simmentals.....................................................38 McIntosh Livestock...................................................44 McManus Simmentals..............................................41 McMillen Ranchiing Ltd............................................44 Meadow Acres Farms...............................................44 MI Simmentals..........................................................38 Mitchell Cattle Co.....................................................40 Muellers Nossa Terra................................................43 Muirhead Cattle Co...................................................45 New Holland...............................................................1 New World Simmentals............................................19 North Hill Simmentals...............................................38 O Double E Simmentals...........................................38 O’Brien Farms..........................................................42 O’Grady Steel...........................................................45 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group............................38 Oslanski Simmental Farms.......................................39 Parkhill Ranches.......................................................39 Parview Stock Farms................................................39 Pearson Simmentals................................................39

Pheasantdale Simmentals........................................45 Phillips Farms Simmentals.......................................45 Porter Ranches.........................................................39 Prospect Hill Simmentals..........................................42 Rainalta Simmentlas & Charolais.............................40 Rancier Farms..........................................................39 Rattray Livestock......................................................39 Rendezvous Farms..................................................41 River Point Cattle Co................................................42 Riverbank Farm........................................................41 Robb Farms..............................................................45 Robson Acres...........................................................42 SAJ Simmentals.......................................................45 Saugeen Acres.........................................................39 Schatz Simmentals...................................................39 Simmeron Ranch................................................19, 39 Skeels, Dan..............................................................46 Skor Simmentals......................................................39 Southpaw Cattle Company.......................................39 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus.............45 Spring Lake Simmentals...........................................39 Springcreek Land & Cattle Consulting......................47 Spruce Grove Cattle Co...........................................45 Starwest Farms..................................................18, 40 Steen Agencies.........................................................46 Stewart Livestock.....................................................14 Stewart Simmentals............................................14, 43 Stock, Mark...............................................................46 Stockmens Insurance...............................................46 Stone Simmentals....................................................39 Stoughton Farms......................................................45 Sullivan simmentals..................................................43 Sun Rise Simmentals...............................................45 Sun Star Simmentals................................................39 Sunny Valley Simmentals.........................................45 Swan Lake Farms...............................................21, 45 Swantewitt Simmentals............................................39 T Bar C Cattle Company......................IFC, 19, 21, 47 The Register.............................................................45 Timberlind Auctions..................................................46 Todd Simmentals......................................................43 Transcon Livestock Corp............................18, 47, IBC Trendsetter Ranches................................................19 Trevor’s Cowpix........................................................46 Triple Rose Simmentals.....................................15, 43 Tryon Simmentals.....................................................41 TSN Livestock..........................................................41 Twin Brae Simmentals..............................................41 Twin Butte Simmentals.............................................39 Tymarc Livestock......................................................40 Virginia Ranch..........................................................40 W2 Farms.................................................................45 Weldehaven Farms..................................................43 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company..............................40 Westway Farms Ltd..............................................9, 40 Wild Oak Farms........................................................43 Windy Knoll Farm.....................................................41 WJ Simmentals.........................................................40 Wolfe Farms.............................................................40 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh......................................................40 Wright’s ProRich Seeds............................................41 Wyvern Cattle Co. Ltd..............................................19 Xcel Livestock...........................................................43


CSA Executive

President Kelly Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 456-2749 C: (306) 861-2013 jashworth@sasktel.net First Vice-President John Sullivan Kazabazua, PQ P/F: (819) 467-2713 Sullivan.simmentals@bell.net Second Vice-President Lacey Fisher Amherst, NS P: (902) 661-0766 C: (506) 536-8454 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com

CSA Directors

Randy Mader Carstairs, AB P/F: (403) 337-2928 C: (403) 660-1123 rrmader@xplornet.com

Maureen Mappin-Smith Byemoor, AB P: (403) 579-2175 silversmithcattle@yahoo.com David Milliner Dundalk, ON P: (519) 923-9188 dgmilliner@everus.ca Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca Lee McMillen Carievale, SK P: (306) 928-4820 C: (306) 483-8067 mrlbulls@gmail.com

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

Wes Mack Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-4410 C:) 306) 421-1853 wkmack@signaldirect.ca

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

Alberta President Ryley Mader Carstairs, AB P: (403) 337-4014 rjmader@xplornet.com Office Contact Heather Saucier Airdrie, AB P: (403) 861-6352 F: (403) 948-2059 saucierh@telus.net Promotion / Fieldperson Chuck Groeneveld High River, AB P: (403) 938-7843 barnboss@telus.net

Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca

Quebec Président Rosaire Cote. La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453

CSA Staff

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com

Marketing Co-ordinator Margo Cartwright C: (403) 250-5255 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca mcartwright@simmental.com

Manitoba Saskatchewan President President Everett Olson Dave Erixon Rapid City, MB Clavet, SK P: (204) 826-2643 P: (306) 270-2893 everettolson@mymts.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack Secretary: Donalee Jones P: (306) 697-2945 P: (204) 529-2444 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Email: donalee@midcan.com Maritimes President Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Ralph Taylor P/F: (902) 895-2117

Industry & Member Services Representative Kelly Richardson C: (403) 559-6595 krichardson@simmental.com CSA Programs Co-ordinator Carla Schmitt (306) 221-7950 cschmitt@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com

Table of Contents Publication Information........................................... 2

Sale Reports............................................................ 30

From The Gatepost............................................... 4

YCSA Newsletter.................................................... 31

Appuye sur le poteau de cloture............................... 6

Alberta News.......................................................... 32

Women in the Simmental Country...........................11

Saskatchewan News............................................... 33

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

Manitoba News...................................................... 34

BCRC – Have you ever had your feed tested.........22

Ontario News......................................................... 36

Important Notice: Reduced Pricing on Genotyping..24

What’s Happening.................................................. 50

Top THE Herds in 2014............................................... 25

Advertiser’s Index.................................................. 51

Member Announcements........................................ 28

Canadian Simmental Association Contacts........... 52

From the Director’s Chair........................................29 51


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WWW.TRANSCONLIVESTOCK.COM Fall 2014 Dates Saturday, October 25

Boynecrest Stock Farm Complete Simmental Herd Dispersal, Virden, MB

Thursday, November 13 Saturday, November 15 Saturday, November 22

Western Harvest Simmental Heifer Sale, Innisfail, AB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 34th Annual Sale, Cypress River, MB Transcon’s Cow-A-Rama XV, Innisfail, AB

Monday, December 1 Thursday, December 11 Saturday, December, 13 Saturday, December 20 Sunday, December 21 Sunday, December 21

Harvest Hoedown Simmental Heifer Sale, Neepawa, MB Transcon’s 37th Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Southern Alberta Simmental Roundup Group Bull Sale, High River, AB Transcon’s National Trust “On Ice” Simmental Semen & Embryo Sale, Chapter VII, Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation, Fullblood Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XVII Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB

2015 Sale Dates Thursday, February 12 Monday, February 16 Friday, February 27

Janzen Ranches 22nd Annual Red Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Rosemary, AB Rendezvous Farms 11th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Ste. Rose, MB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Westlock, AB

Monday, March 2 Friday, March 6 TBA Wednesday, March 11 Saturday, March 14 Monday, March 16 Wednesday, March 18 Friday, March 20 Monday, March 23 Wednesday, March 25 Saturday, March 28 Monday, March 30

Simmental Summit 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Bentley, AB LaBatte Simmentals & Guests 34th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale, Innisfail, AB Skor Simmentals 12th Annual Red & Black Simmental Bull Sale, Camrose, AB Ranchlands Simmental And Red Angus Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Genetic Source Simmental Bull Sale, Brandon, MB Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB Family Tradition Charolais and Simmental Bull Sale, Dropmore, MB Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK.- Breeds: Charolais, Red Angus, Simmental Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB- Breeds: Charolais, Polled Hereford, Red Angus, Simmental Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale, Beaverlodge, AB

Thursday, April 9 Saturday, April 11

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

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