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Volume 39, Number 4

Bruce Bruce Holmquist

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

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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“Genetic Improvement of the Beef Industry”

eing a purebred cattle breeder often means different things to different people and as a result not everyone invests in the purebred sector for the same reasons. Some enter the business to exhibit cattle at a local fair or perhaps to win a banner with a national champion. Maybe it is the lifestyle that attracts them as an investor or perhaps it’s an expansion of the commercial cattle herd that they have had for years in an attempt to add more value to their farm or ranch. Most breed associations have junior programs such as the Young Canadian Simmental Association and they are also a source of new purebred breeders who develop their own herds as a result of the experience they gain. One thing that all purebred breeders have in common, regardless of why they are in the business, is that they choose a breed of cattle to become involved in and are a source of new income and activity for that breed. No matter what the reason for being attracted to the breed they are important to the overall life of the breed and its respective association. The average lifespan of a purebred breeder is seven years, so to maintain this sector of the beef industry a regular inflow of new breeders is required. It can be a steep learning curve for some and one key responsibility that is shared by all purebred breeders is the production and improvement of the genetics for commercial cattle herds throughout North America. This then leads to the question of what training or qualifications are necessary to be a purebred breeder and recognizing that responsibility, are they then better characterized as seed-stock producers? Training and certification are required to become an agronomist, electrician, cab driver, doctor, lawyer, plumber or accountant. Welders, machinists and construction workers all require training for their professions but what training do you need to do genetic improvement for the beef industry? When compared to genetic improvement used in the poultry, hog and dairy sectors it is safe to say that for the most part, the beef industry has been fortunate that the packers haven’t gained more control of seed-stock production and also that we have survived in spite of the lack of true direction by breed associations who until the last decade have been slow to focus on many of the economically relevant traits of beef production. While that has changed in many of the major beef breeds and there are many breeders that do a great job of using the tools available for breeding selection, there are still some who feel they are able to eyeball the cattle like Grandpa used to without paying attention to tools that predict carcass quality, stayability or other traits that are less visible to the eye. Progressive seedstock producers realize that many of their customers are increasingly demanding more information to make their buying decisions and realize they can’t afford to know less about their cattle than breeders do who are selling in a sale the following day. It is a competitive business and

successful bull sales don’t just happen. It is no longer good enough to simply feed them more and hope to sell them like Grandpa did. I was fortunate to attend the American Simmental Association’s Fall Focus and 50th Anniversary weekend in Bozeman in late August. Along with touring the new office and hosting the ASA Committee and Board meetings, a large crowd attended a symposium that featured experts in the field of genetic improvement for the beef industry. Each of the presenters were leaders of genetic improvement in the beef industry and have done work in developing improvements to the tools that breed associations are currently making available to their members. Some of them are also livestock producers themselves so not only talk the talk but are also able to walk the walk. Out of all the presentations the thing that stuck in my mind was not the bell curve diagrams or formulas or calculations, but the comment that one speaker made congratulating those breeders who were in attendance for being some of the world’s leading seed-stock producers who are dedicated to “lifelong learning.” They were there because they had a genuine interest in the process of and changes to, genetic improvement and how to use all the tools available to advance the quality and predictability of their breeding programs for the benefit of the entire beef industry, as well as their own farms and ranches. While breed associations, such as the CSA, are responsible for developing new programs and tools for their memberships, they are of little value if those members don’t take advantage of them and of the opportunities and value they present. Education on the usage of these tools and changes to genetic improvement programming requires continual mass communication and sometimes it seems that it is never enough. While that can lead to the feeling of overload to some breeders and despite the banter that sometimes occurs on social media, no association has ever said that science trumps the need for a cattlemen’s eye and common sense when culling or making breeding selections and matings. Everything is needed in balance while considering the needs of their respective market and environment and in today’s competitive beef industry all tools are needed to succeed. The CSA encourages you to maintain the process of lifelong learning as you work to improve the genetics of the North American beef industry. We would also like to encourage everyone to take a few days this fall to watch some of your customers calves sell and assess how your breeding program is working for them. That personal touch and interaction will benefit you both.

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Alberta 4-H

Simmental Tops 4-H Carcass Contest

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¾ blood Simmental steer tallied the top score in the 2018 4-H Alberta Provincial Carcass Competition. Ten year old Sierra Brand of Caroline, Alberta entered the steer that topped 45 entries from across the province. All 4-H members taking this 4-H project have their cattle harvested at selected packing plants about May 15, individual carcass measurements and grades are taken, and the corresponding points system resulted in the winners announced during the awards ceremony at Summer Synergy early July at Olds, Alberta. The steer was sired by a purebred Simmental bull, Excel/ RPCC Red Stubby that came from Ontario, and is out of a halfblood Simmental cow. Sierra purchased the calf from her grandparents, David and Terry Brand of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, raised the calf and kept track of feed records, etc. along with her other 4-H projects of market steer, breeding heifer, canine, and crafts in her first year of 4-H. This is the second year for this 4-H project in Alberta. Members that take part in this project raise their own calves at home, keep records, and deliver cattle to one of five harvest locations around the province about midMay. During each location’s carcass evaluation day, each 4-H member gets to inspect their animal hanging in the cooler, see how the measurements are taken, and gets to visit with the meat grader to be further Above: The point system used to evaluate carcasses is designed to reward carcasses that would educated about the various traits and produce the ideal steak for a high-end restaurant.

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Above: Sierra’s steer topped the 45 head field of 4-H carcass cattle from across Alberta. Below: 4-H members inspect and measure their projects in the coolers, plus get personalized visits with the meat graders to learn more about the business.

variables in this part of the beef business. “It was really interesting,” said Sierra. “They went through all the ways they measured the carcasses, and what makes one carcass better than the others.” The prizes for the win were pretty good too. “I got a big fancy belt buckle at the beautiful banquet, and a couple weeks later a cheque for $100 came in the mail.” Sierra is already eyeing the calves in Grandpa’s pastures to scout out next year’s project. “My goal last year was to complete… this year I want to compete! That means I am going to get competitive,” enthusiastically predicts Sierra.

Above: This ¾ blood steer yielded the Grand Champion Carcass at the 2018 4-H Alberta Provincial Carcass Competition for 10 year old owner Sierra Brand, Caroline, Alberta.


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Breed Improvement

Cole’s Notes on BOLT… By Sean McGrath

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Breed Improvement Co-ordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

opefully many have noticed that the new genetic evaluation using BOLT single step technology has been released. The evaluation combines pedigree, performance and DNA data from several major breed associations in both Canada and the US. This list includes Red Angus, Shorthorn, Gelbvieh, Limousin and most importantly for readers of this article Simmental in both the US and Canada. The Process Data from the association is sent to the evaluation each Monday night. New EPD are returned each Friday and are checked and processed over the weekend and should be ready to view for Monday morning. This means that as you enter new data, or conduct 50K DNA tests, the information is incorporated into the EPD of all Simmental animals over the course of just a couple of weeks, as opposed to the previous semi-annual system. For example, previously if you missed getting your weaning weights into the association prior to the data cutoff that data would not be included in the animal’s EPD for another 6 months. Now that data will go into the next week’s run and be incorporated into the EPD. A further advantage is that in the event of an error, such as a parentage change or a late-night data entry mistake, any corrections can also be fixed within a week or two, as opposed to the previous schedule. Changes in EPD Breeders may notice some changes in specific animals. These may be due to a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the BOLT evaluation produces a slightly different looking breed average for some traits compared to the old evaluation. This does not mean that animals moved within the population, just that their EPD may look slightly different. For example, average MCE in the old evaluation was 7.3 and now it is 4.0 for Canadian Simmental animals. If we have 2 bulls that remained unchanged relative to the population and were 7.3 and 8.3 before, now they would have MCE EPD of 4.0 and 5.0. The bulls still have the same difference in MCE, but look a little bit different in presentation. This will hold true for various traits in the evaluation. Another reason for some of the changes in animal EPD is the inclusion of new data. This is no different than previous evaluations where an addition 8+ months of data has been added since the last evaluation published as Spring 2018. This may especially impact new parents such as first calf heifers and new herdsires that have had their first progeny reported in 2018. Other changes that might be noted in the evaluation more specifically are the CE traits, Stayability and Carcass EPD. These are due to the above noted reasons, but also because the evaluation is now using re-estimated/updated genetic parameters in the evaluation models. In particular, this resulted in significant changes in carcass traits, since the Canadian association has very few carcass or ultrasound records to use in the evaluation. The definition and expression of the EPD is the same as it has been previously. A Note on Accuracy Some breeders may notice that accuracy levels may appear to be somewhat lower with the new evaluation, and will legitimately ask “if the new BOLT system is better then why are the accuracies lower?” This difference is due entirely to the fact that accuracy is now “CALCULATED” where previously it was “ESTIMATED” and in fact the old methodology over-estimated accuracy. The new accuracy calculated and published from BOLT is actually a much better reflection of the risk and possible change that can occur in an individual’s EPD based on the information that is currently available. DNA One of the biggest advancements of the new BOLT evaluation is the inclusion of DNA data directly into the EPD of the animal. This information is also used upstream and downstream in the pedigree to impact the prediction of genetic merit. Further, the DNA information is used to check pedigree accuracy where possible. This is also one of the

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major reasons for EPD results to change with the new BOLT run. This is particularly true of lower accuracy animals without progeny, for which the DNA results in a larger impact on the EPD. Work done by IGS showed DNA testing as being equivalent to the following number of progeny records. Table 1. Progeny Equivalents (phenotypes) of DNA test results for traits incorporated into BOLT CE 15

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The Value of DNA Information in the Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation Powered by BOLT, February 14, 2018, http://www. internationalgeneticsolutions.com/index.php/component/k2/item/29the-value-of-dna-information-in-the-igs-single-step-powered-by-bolt Breed Average The new BOLT evaluation is not comparable to previous evaluations. New breed averages are published each week, however they change relatively little from week to week. Remember, how the animals rank within the breed has changed very little (with the exceptions noted above), but the look of the EPD may have changed slightly. Current population breed averages are (Sept 4, 2018 Evaluation) EPD

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API 113.65

TI 64.94

For more information on BOLT and the evaluation, please visit www.simmental.com or for detailed technical information please go to http://www.internationalgeneticsolutions.com. Docility Canadian Simmental breeders have been collecting data on docility scores of cattle at weaning for a relatively short period of time, however over that time they have amassed a data set of nearly 25,000 docility scores which are being sent to the new BOLT evaluation for use in comparing the genetics of docility. The New EPD (DOC) is an expression of the difference in probability of a sire’s calves scoring a 1 or 2 at weaning (very quiet/quiet) versus a 4 or 5 (excited/aggressive). A larger EPD value, indicates that offspring are more likely to be quiet and calm. There is significant research on this that shows better conception rates, improved eating quality and enhanced safety from animals with a calm disposition. The efforts of CSA members in collecting docility information on their cattle has resulted in this new tool that can help to ensure that Simmental cattle continue to exceed the needs of the industry going forward. Consider docility scoring your calves this fall as you wean. Docility Scores 1. Docile - Mild disposition, gentle and easily handled, stands and moves slowly during processing, undisturbed, settled, somewhat dull, does not pull on headgate when in chute, exits chute calmly 2.Restless - Quieter than average but slightly restless, may be stubborn during processing, may try to back out of chute, pulls back on headgate, some flicking of tail, exits chute promptly 3. Nervous - Typical temperament, manageable but nervous and impatient, a moderate amount of struggling, movement and tail flicking, repeated pushing and pulling on headgate, exits chute briskly 4. Flighty (wild) - Jumpy and out of control, quivers and struggles violently, may bellow and froth at mouth, continuous tail flicking, defecates and urinates during processing, frantically runs fenceline and may jump when penned individually, exhibits long flight distance (how close animal will allow you to come to them before moving away) and exits chute wildly 5. Aggressive/Very Aggressive - Similar to score 4 but with added aggressive behaviour, fearful, extreme agitation, continuous movement which may include jumping and bellowing while in chute, exits chute frantically and may exhibit attack behaviour when handled alone.


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YCSA Alumni Story

Early experiences have served Egan Brockhoff well

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r. Egan Brockhoff had just returned from a farm visit with an Alberta hog producer concerned about a potential flu outbreak on that operation, when he took a few minutes to speak with Simmental Country about his several years of experience being involved with the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) more than 30 years ago. It may seem like a bit of a stretch to explain how participating in and organizing beef shows and programs in his late teens and early twenties could benefit this world-travelled veterinarian who specializes in working with both large multinational, vertically integrated hog operations that millions of market hogs per year to smaller family run operations, but Brockhoff didn’t have to think too long. “There were just so many aspects of experience and skills I learned during my years with the YCSA that transfer over to my work life today,” says Brockhoff, a partner with Prairie Swine Health Services, based in Red Deer, AB. Planning and organizing events, communications, learning to work with others, business and entrepreneurial skills are among some of the tools he still applies in a successful veterinary practice. While much of his day-to-day work now involves consulting for hog producers and that sector within Canada and abroad with animal health, animal welfare, public health, food safety and food security, Brockhoff is still involved in the beef business. He remains on the third-generation central Alberta family farm in which he still raises and feeds commercial Simmental cattle. He is definitely still solidly connected to the beef industry.

Above: Consulting on animal health protocols in southern

China, Dr. Egan Brockhoff (right) is with a representative of the YangXiang Group. The large hog producing company is in the middle of building the world’s first multi-story (up to 13 floors) computerized and robotics farrowing barns.

Brockhoff has loved the beef business and the livestock industry from the get go. And being a kid with a passion for learning he absorbed it all. He was born and raised on the family farm at Edberg (about half way between Camrose and Stettler in central Alberta) where his grandfather at one time raised Hereford cattle. However his parents, Carl and Colleen Brockhoff, became interested in one of the new exotic European breeds, Simmental, in the 1970s. The Simmental influence was introduced to the operation which grew into about a 1000 head commercial beef operation, along with about 100 head of purebred Simmental cattle. They also had a 2500 head feedlot on the farm along with a large annual cropping component as well. Brockhoff credits the late Keith Thompson of Stettler, one of the pioneers in Simmental cattle in Canada, as being a big influence for introducing their farm to the Simmental breed. They began buying bulls from Thompson and a young Egan Brockhoff later became involved in 4-H. “I was probably nine-years-old when I started in 4-H,” he says. “And one of my first projects was raising and showing a Simmental-cross steer.” Thompson eventually convinced him to buy his first purebred animal and Brockhoff recalls he was about 12 years old when he bought his first purebred Simmental heifer at FarmFair in Edmonton. Over the years that purchase then grew into about 125 head of purebred cattle, which he kept until 2002 when he started studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon. During his teenaged years Brockhoff was all about beef and he was involved with 4-H right up until he graduated from high school. Egan was about 14 when he first connected with the YCSA program, which suited his interests. “I just loved raising and showing cattle,” says Brockhoff. “For several years that’s all I did all summer long, going from one show to the next.” Fortunately one of the premier show venues was in nearby Bashaw, which he describes as one time being the “Mecca” particularly for beef breed heifer shows. “Bashaw 17


was the central hub particularly for junior heifer events,” he says. “Whether it be 4-H events or Angus events or Simmental, for all breed’s junior shows, Bashaw was the headquarters.” When asked about some of the highlights of being involved with Simmental cattle, Brockhoff points to the first time he attended a Bashaw junior heifer event on his own. It still tops the list of memories not only because it was exciting, but also for building confidence. “Here I was an Alberta farm kid going to a premier livestock event on my own,” he recalls. “I had the truck and trailer on my own and cattle to look after. I camped on my own and met new people. I was doing that on my own and I just never forgot it.” It was about this time that Barry Bennett, then general manager of the Canadian Simmental Association urged Brockhoff to join the Alberta YCSA program and sit on the provincial board. He was about 16 when Bennett asked him to join the board of the national YCSA program and not long after he was named national and he also met his future wife, Dr. Melodie Chan. She was four YCSA president. The YCSA had been established and active for years ahead of him at WCVM, and continued on to study at several years, then the program appeared to hit a flat spot. Bennett Cornell University to specialize in veterinary medicine for dairy was looking for some new energy to get the program restarted. cattle. Today, she is a Manager of Technical Services and Genetics When Brockhoff first joined the national board he was among with Zoetis Canada. After completing the WCVM program, Brockhoff also members charged with getting YCSA restarted. Among several projects, they worked with the advice of the American Junior attended Cornell University where he specialized in population medicine and epidemiology. “I was always Simmental Association to develop a new logo for “You’re not aware fascinated with population medicine and the organization, which is still used today. In 1992 Brockhoff was hired as the first of it at the time,” understanding the behaviour and possible national co-ordinator of YCSA. “It was my job to ... “But all those control of diseases in large animal populations,” says Brockhoff. work with the various provincial organizations to experiences helped While he has worked with different classes help them develop and grow their major activities such as the Wildrose Classic in Alberta, the Tiger me develop a wide of livestock during his veterinary career, about Lily Classic in Saskatchewan and the Manitoba range of skills that I 10 years ago he joined and became a partner with Prairie Swine Health Services. Swine production use every day.” Classic,” says Brockhoff. For six years as a young is one sector of animal health that really fits with man in his late teens and early 20s he travelled coast-to-coast working with provincial Simmental groups to his interest in population medicine. The company has farm clients across the Canadian prairies, in Iowa and Minnesota and also in organize and stage major events. He continued in this capacity while obtaining a diploma five Asian countries. Brockhoff has travelled extensively bringing at Olds College and on through his undergraduate Bachelor his expertise to hog producers and sector leaders in many parts of of Science degree at the University of Alberta, Augustana the world. While he has left the livestock grooming and show business Campus until the fall of 2002 when he began studies at WCVM in the past he says the experience of those years serves him in Saskatoon. Attending veterinary school brought change in Brockhoff’s well in all aspects of his life and career. “Probably some of the life. He had pretty well reached the maximum age limit to most important aspects from being involved with the YCSA participate in the YCSA program and time required for studies program is that I learned to develop confidence, and learned meant he had to leave the purebred Simmental business behind, how to communicate with people,” says Brockhoff. “And they encouraged critical thinking, encouraging me to explore outside the box — all skills that are useful in everyday life.” He learned how to plan, organize and execute programs and events. He remembers, for example, using those skills earlier in his career to develop a dairy education program that explained improved management skills to virtually all Hutterite colonies in the province. A similar program was developed for Hutterite hog operations, while another covered farm biosecurity measures in a program for the Alberta government and the livestock sector. And it all connects back to first learning how to plan, organize and deliver YCS programs across the country. “You’re not aware of it at the time,” says Brockhoff. “But all those experiences helped me develop a wide range of skills that I use every day.” 18


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2018 CSA TOTAL HERD ENROLLMENT PROGRAM MEMBERS

Thank you to these CSA members who are ‘THE’ program participants and provide the data that drives Simmental genetic improvement for the benefit of the Canadian Beef industry. 3M SIMMENTAL RANCH, M & D FURBER, LONE BUTTE, BC 4 MATT SIMMENTALS, JAY ALTA & KAITLYN MATTERS, VERMILION, AB ABC CATTLE CO., RICK MCINTYRE, CHURCHBRIDGE, SK ACADEMY HILL LIVESTOCK, JOHN & KATHY PEARSON, GRAFTON, ON BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR, BROWNFIELD, AB KEN D. ADAIR, BROWNFIELD, AB GRANT AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB JADE AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB AJB LIVESTOCK, AMY BONCHUK, ROSSBURN, MB ALCOVIA SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & CHERYL LAYER, ALCOVE, QC ALDARON, AARON GRAY & ALECIA WEINHEIMER, LANGENBURG, SK ALLIANCE SIMMENTAL FARMS, MIKE, MCCART, NORTH GOWER, ON ALLISON BROTHERS SIMMENTALS, PARKER ALLISON, RED DEER COUNTY, AB ALTABARR FARMS, JOHN, HEATHER & SCOTT BARR, VERMILION, AB ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, DAN & KAREN SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB ANDREA L. ANDERSON, CROSSFIELD, AB ANDERSON BROTHERS CATTLE COMPANY, BRUCE & COLIN ANDERSON, LAC LA BICHE, AB CALLIE N. ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB KIM ANWENDER, RADVILLE, SK SADIE ANWENDER, RADVILLE, SK AP SIMMENTALS APRIL & PATRICK DAVY, FISHER BRANCH, MB DONNA ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB SHAYLYN & LINDSAY ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., KELLY ASHWORTH, OUNGRE, SK J. RANDY AUMACK, SPIRITWOOD, SK RUSSELL AUMACK, RABBIT LAKE, SK AVALON SIMMENTALS, G. PATRICK MADIGAN, MUNSTER, ON B. MCFARLANE FAMILY HOLDINGS LTD., R G & DONNA L MCFARLANE, MOUNT FOREST, ON BALAMORE FARM LTD., JOSEPH COOPER, GREAT VILLAGE, NS BAR 5 SIMMENTAL STOCK FARMS LTD., MARKDALE, ON BAR 9 SIMMENTALS, WILLIAM & CORY MANDZIUK, GILBERT PLAINS, MB V5 SIMMENTALS, BARBARA VANCE, KANATA, ON BAR CL FARM, LINUS CLARK, SUNDRE, AB JOE BARNETT, MOOSE JAW, SK PHILIPPE BARRETTE, SAINT-BARTHÉLEMY, QC B BAR C SIMMENTALS, BRETT & CHRIS HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB BEAR CANYON SIMMENTAL RANCH, BEAR CANYON COLONY, CHERRY POINT, AB DAWSON & OWEN BEAULAC, SPIRITWOOD, SK EDWARD & BRENDA BEAULAC, SPIRITWOOD, SK FRANCIS BEAUMONT, JACQUES-CARTIER, QC BEAVER HEAD RANCHES LTD., DARRYL WILLIAMS, CARDSTON, AB BEAVER RIDGE SIMMENTAL, ALVIN & WANDA FEDYK, PIERCELAND, SK BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTALS, STEFON & JOHN BEECHINOR, BENTLEY, AB LEONARD BERGEN, WINNIPEGOSIS, MB BERGMAN FAMILY FARM, AARON BERGMAN, LANGENBURG, SK BERT’S NR SIMMENTALS, NORBERT DE ROCQUIGNY, HAYWOOD, MB

BIG LOOP RANCHING LTD, WAYNE MCNEILL, SHAMROCK, SK BIG ROCK SIMMENTALS, LARRY & CHARLENE RAST, CRESTON, BC BIG SKY SIMMENTALS, MATHEW C. SMITH, TREHERNE, MB BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, RANDY NOBLE, LLOYDMINSTER, SK BLACK INK SIMMENTALS, JORDAN BUBA, SPRUCE GROVE, AB BLAIR STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAIR STONE, WESTEROSE, AB BLAIR WORKMAN & SON C/O CALVIN WORKMAN, SOLSGIRTH, MB BLAZIN’ J INC, DARCY & CAITLYN LIND, VALLEYVIEW, AB BLUSHROSE SIMMENTAL FARM, ALAN BLODER, UNITY, SK BOISVERT SIMMENTAL, MARC BOISVERT, ST-GERMAINGRANTHAM, QC DYLAN BONCHUK, BIRTLE, MB BONCHUK FARMS, DAVE & WAYNE BONCHUK, SOLSGIRTH, MB WAYNE BONCHUK, BIRTLE, MB BOOMER CREEK LIVESTOCK, OWEN B MARTIN WALLENSTEIN, ON GARRY BOON , LUCKY LAKE, SK SHANDA BOON, LUCKY LAKE, SK BOSS LAKE GENETICS, BRITTANY & KYLE BOSS, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB BOTTWOOD ACRES, ADAM & JODY BOTT, BELWOOD, ON BOUNDARY RANCH, SARAH & DARBY DELORME, ROBSART, SK ANTOINE BOURGEOIS, STOKE, QC BREEZY RIDGE SIMMENTALS, CLAIRE ROUIRE, ELM CREEK, MB BROCK RANCHES, BRIAN & ROXANNE EBBESEN, RED DEER COUNTY, AB BROKEN ARROW CATTLE CO., ROBIN JAMIESON, SHEFFORD, QC GRADY BROWN, STAVELY, AB JEFF BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB BS RANCH, SHAUNA HARAKAL, WARBURG, AB BS RANCH, KAYLE HARAKAL, WARBURG, AB BURNS SIMMENTALS, STERLING BURNS, PERTH, ON C.D. LAND & CATTLE, DOUG & CHERYL DOMOLEWSKI, TABER, AB C.R.M. SIMMENTALS, CHAD MEUNIER, BARRHEAD, AB CAMDEN CATTLE CO., LLOYD JORGENSON, NEW BRIGDEN, AB CAMPBELLS RIVERSIDE SIMMENTALS, MARY CAMPBELL, INGLIS, MB CARMICHAEL FARMING CO., GULL LAKE, SK BRAD CARSON, WINNIPEG, MB NEIL CARSON, ROSSBURN, MB CASA BRANCA AGROPASTORIL LTDA, PAULO DE CASTRO MARQUES, MARKDALE, ON CEDAR VIEW SIMMENTALS, GARY NEUMAN, OSGOODE, ON CENTURY SIMMENTALS, JESSE PUKALO, SPRUCE GROVE, AB CHERRY CREEK FARM, ED & LYNNE ANDERSON, BOISSEVAIN, MB JOSEPH CHESCU, INGLIS, MB RAYMOND CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB CHRIS GOTT SIMMENTALS, CHRIS ANDRUKIEWICZ, BARRHEAD, AB CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS, GARTH CUTLER, LACOMBE, AB CITY VIEW SIMMENTALS, BLAINE R. BARNETT, MOOSE JAW, SK CLARKSON VALLEY SIMMENTALS, KYLE & ASHLEY KLASSEN, CROOKED CREEK, AB

CLEARWATER SIMMENTALS, CHAD SMITH, OLDS, AB COME AS U R SIMMENTALS, KEVIN GRANGER & BONNIE BROOKS, STORTHOAKS, SK DIRCK COMMANDEUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB CONRAY CATTLE CO., CONNOR & GAYLE BEECH/MCKAY, PILOT MOUND, MB COWASSAGET BROOK FARMS, FRASER MCCALLUM, TABUSINTAC, NB CRAIG SIMMENTAL, KEN CRAIG, MOSSBANK, SK CREST VIEW CATTLE CO., GREG WOYCHYSHYN, MINNEDOSA, MB CREST VIEW LAND & CATTLE CO. LTD., TERRY & FREDA WOYCHYSHYN, ERICKSON, MB CRIMSON CREEK SIMMENTALS, DUSTIN & ASHLEY RUSHINKA, GARLAND, MB CRISIS CATTLE CO., CHAD VALENTE, PARSON, BC CROCUS SIMMENTALS, TIMOTHY P. SCHERGER, SWIFT CURRENT, SK RON CROSBY, VANDERHOOF, BC CROSSROAD FARMS, GERALD & LAURIE WOYTIUK, SHELL LAKE, SK CRYSTAL SPRINGS RANCH INC. ECKBERT, CHRISTA, GEORG & SARAH WEITZEL, CHARLIE LAKE, BC CURLE FARMS, BRUCE CURLE, MINNEDOSA, MB CURTIS SIMMENTALS, JUSTIN & LANDON CURTIS, BETHUNE, SK CZECH-MATE SIMMENTALS, JIM, GWEN & ANDREA SMITH, CARSTAIRS, AB LOGAN DAINES, PENHOLD, AB GERALD & EDITH DAOUST, DALMENY, SK DART SIMMENTALS, RYAN KWIATKOWSKI, GLENDON, AB DAVENOR FARM, JESSICA SEVACK, OGDEN, QC DECUBBER & FILS ENR, A/S ERIC DECUBBER, WEEDON, QC DAVID DEEG, STRATHMORE, AB DEEG SIMMENTALS, ROGER & DAVID DEEG, STRATHMORE, AB ISABELLA & MACKAYLA DELORME, ROBSART, SK DEN BROKS R-RANCH INC, KRIS, MARK & CHANTALLE DENBROK, ESTERHAZY, SK BRITTANY BARKLEY & JOHN DEW, BARKLEY / DEW, INGLESIDE, ON DIAMOND B SIMMENTALS CINDY BOGART, BRETON, AB DIAMOND FOUR SIMMENTALS, TYLER & KEVIN NEWSHAM, RED DEER COUNTY, AB DIAMOND J RANCH, CHARLES CAVE, BATTLEFORD, SK DIAMOND K CATTLE CO. LTD., BRYCE & COLE WEISS, MAPLE CREEK, SK DIAMOND T SIMMENTALS, TROY, MELANIE & ROYLOR CERNY, BARRHEAD, AB DJ FARMS, DENNIS & DEBBIE ELLIOTT, STAFFA, ON DNM FARMS, DAYLE OR MARIA TURLEY / WOHLGEMUTH CROOKED CREEK, AB KATHRYN DOLLIVER, STETTLER, AB DONOVANDALE FARMS, GERALD & KEITHA DONOVAN, ASHTON, ON DORALEE GENETICS, ROSS & ELIZABETH SMALL, HARRISTON, ON DOUBLE BAR D RANCH, KEN & RICHARD DIMLER, GRENFELL, SK DOUBLE BAR MD, DALE & MAXINE DOYLE, SHANNONVILLE, ON DOUBLE D SIMMENTAL, DORIS DOELGER, BEAUSEJOUR, MB DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, G. GOODSMAN, STALWART, SK DOUBLE J RANCHES, JAMES & RICHARD JENKINS, OKOTOKS, AB

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GLASMAN FARMS, MATTHEW & LEANNE GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB GLENDALE FARM, DAVID & DEBBIE BRUKETA, CALGARY, AB GOODMAN FRASER LIVESTOCK, ROB FRASER & TALENA GOODMAN, MELITA, MB GORDON JONES SIMMENTALS, GORDON JONES, BALDUR, MB GRA-TAN RANCH, GRANT & TANYA CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB JOHN GRANT, EDAM, SK GRAVANDALE SIMMENTAL, IVAN & GRACE OESCH, WELLESLEY, ON GRINALTA FARMS, RUEBEN A. & ELAINE GRINDE, HOLDEN, AB GRONA FARMS, DALLAS GRONA, PORCUPINE PLAIN, SK GROUPE BMS BOSIVERT SIBELLE FLECK C/O FERME SIBELLE FLECK SENC, STE-SOPHIE DE LEVRAR, QC GUS’S COW SCHOOL, GUS REID, MOOREFIELD, ON ANDREA ERIN LEE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB DAYNA RAE ANNE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB JOSIE CAROLYNNE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB HAMPTON SIMMENTALS, JODI HAMPTON, FALUN, AB HANDFORD SIMMENTALS, ROBERT HANDFORD, SNOWFLAKE, MB HANNAH SIMMENTALS, WADE HANNAH, DIDSBURY, AB ERVIN HARLAND, FRENCHMAN BUTTE, SK HARMONY RIDGE FARM, HOWARD PYNE, HARMONY, NS HARVIE CREST CATTLE COMPANY, SCOTT & KERRIE HARVIE, OLDS, AB HARVIE RANCHING, SCOTT, COLE & IAN HARVIE, OLDS, AB TINLEY HARVIE, OLDS, AB DON HEGGIE, RAYMOND, AB JERRED HENDERSON, LUCKY LAKE, SK HERITAGE HILLS FARM, CHRIS & GORICA DAVIS, KEENE, ON HERTER SIMMENTALS, LARRY & LINDA HERTER, MAPLE CREEK, SK TRAVIS HERTER, GOLDEN PRAIRIE, SK CARLA HICKS, MORTLACH, SK HICKS SIMMENTAL, DOUG & BETTY HICKS, MOOSE JAW, SK HIDDEN STONE FARM, DONALD & SHERRY KATHOL, ROCKYFORD, AB HIGHWOOD LAND & CATTLE, STACY YOUNG, OLDS, AB HILLCREST SIMMENTALS, KANDEE LUCAS-HAGERMAN, NAPANEE, ON HILLTOP HOLDINGS, GARY & KIM ANWENDER & DARCY HERAUF, RADVILLE, SK HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., MURRAY HOEGL, LLOYDMINSTER, SK HOMESTEAD-T SIMMENTALS, MARCEL & ALINE THEROUX, NOTRE DAME, MB EVERETT & MARK HORTON, ST ANNS, ON CORBIN HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB HURLEY SIMMENTALS, ALLEN HURLEY, ECHO BAY, ON DORIS & DONALD IMRIE, WINCHESTER, ON INDIAN RIVER CATTLE COMPANY, JUANITA & BILLY ELMHIRST, INDIAN RIVER, ON J & J POLMATEER FARMS, JEFF & JASON POLMATEER, MADOC, ON J & M FARMS, JERALD & MARGARET GIESBRECHT, CECIL LAKE, BC JOANNE HANDLEY & SHANE WILLIAMS, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON JASON JOHN JAMIESON, BEACHBURG, ON ROSS & MARILYN JANSEN, BEECHY, SK ANDREW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB MATTHEW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB THOMAS JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB JAYDAWN FARMS, KRIS MCQUAIG, SEXSMITH, AB JAYDAWN FARMS, D & J MCQUAIG, SEXSMITH, AB JAYSHAW, JASON & SHAWNA BAST, LAVOY, AB J B LIVESTOCK COMPANY, JASON BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB JCL SIMMENTALS, COLBY BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON JCL SIMMENTALS, MADISON BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON JCL SIMMENTALS, ZOEY BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON SANDRA JEFFERY, MOOSE JAW, SK J HANDLEY, S WILLIAMS & T & K CAMPBELL EAST GARAFRAXA, ON

JNR FARMS, JERRY & NICOLE REPKA, WILLINGDON, AB JO-DREEN FARM, J.S. STEEVES, STONEY CREEK, NB JOHNSON FARM SIMMENTALS, BRIAN JOHNSON, LOUGHEED, AB JP CATTLE CO., GLEN & BARRY LOWES & ERIC PATEMAN, MCAULEY, MB JPR FARMS, JUSTIN ROSADIUK, EVANSBURG, AB JR CATTLE, JAMES ROGER GOOD, FALUN, AB JT LIVESTOCK LTD., JOHN & TAMMY DOLLIVER, STETTLER, AB KARSIN FARMS SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN KARSIN, NEWTON, MB GRAYDEN KAY, LLOYDMINSTER, AB KC STOCK FARM, DALE & SHELLY DODGSON, SANGUDO, AB KC STOCK FARM, COLE G.W. DODGSON, SANGUDO, AB KC STOCK FARM, KYLE DODGSON, SANGUDO, AB KEATO MEADOW SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN & EBONY KITTLITZ, FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AB KEET SIMMENTALS, RICHARD & BRETT KEET, DALMENY, SK KEHO LAKE SIMMENTALS, EMIL & CORNELIA SABAU, COALHURST, AB KEYSTONE & JETSTREAM LIVESTOCK, SHANE WILLIAMS, JOANNE HANDLEY, SCOTT MATTHEWS & EMILY GREY, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON KEYSTONE LIVESTOCK, SCOTT MATTHEWS, COMPTON, QC KIN - KIN CATTLE CO., GARY & FAYE CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB KINDRED SPIRIT CATTLE CO., BRIAN RICHE / ROBERT MCDOUGALL, LUMSDEN, SK KLF LIVESTOCK, KATIE FALCONER, HARTNEY, MB KONRAD FARMS, KYLE & NICOLE KONRAD, DONALDA, AB KRONER CATTLE CO., SHAILYN MADSEN, HAMIOTA, MB KRS SIMMENTALS, KERRI REANNE & LORRA, SANFORD, QUESNEL, BC KSL SIMMENTALS, KEEGAN SCORGIE, BEAVERLODGE, AB KULYK SIMMENTALS, RICHARD KULYK, NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM, G,B & T. KUNTZ, BATTLEFORD, SK KURTIS-PROPERZI LAND AND CATTLE, KURTIS PROPERZI, BARRHEAD, AB KUZIO FARMS, DALE KUZIO, RANFURLY, AB LORNE KWASNICKI, SCOUT LAKE, SK TED & KAREENA KWASNICKI, ASSINIBOIA, SK KWIATKOWSKI CATTLE, LAURENCE & SHELDON KWIATKOWSKI, SAINT LINA, AB LABATTE SIMMENTALS, BARRY H. LABATTE, GLADMAR, SK ALAIN LABBE, SAINT-GERVAIS, QC LA FERME BISCHOF, CLAIRE BISCHOF, BAIE D’URFE, QC LA FERMIERE FOLLE, JULIE LAUZON & REID MCBRIDE, LAUZON, CANTLEY, QC LAKE BOTTOM CATTLE CO., BARRIE COLLEEN & DACIE PRZEKOP, SMOKY LAKE, AB LANGER FLECKVIEH SIMMENTALS, LYLE & PAM LANGER, EDSON, AB LA RANCH, LUKE MUEHLEN, VANDERHOOF, BC LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, ALLAN LAWN, HAMIOTA, MB LAZY CREEK SIMMENTALS, JON-WILLIAM/MICHAEL VERSTEGEN CARON, SK LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., GEORGE BERNIER, FISHER BRANCH, MB LAZY RS RANCH, DUSTY & RALPH BURNS, WILDWOOD, AB LAZY S RANCH INC., STEWART & DOREEN AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB L C RANCH, L. CRAIG & L. CODY HOGG, MEDICINE HAT, AB JASON LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK MARLIN, ROSS & JOHN LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK ROSS LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK LEEUWENBURGH SIMMENTALS, JACK & WILLARD LEEUWENBURGH, LETHBRIDGE, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, HOWARD ARNOLD, MANNVILLE, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, COLT ARNOLD, MANNVILLE, AB CLAUDE LEMAY, ST-GERARD-LAURENTIDE, QC LEWIS FARMS LTD., KEN LEWIS, SPRUCE GROVE, AB


TYLER & ERIN LIBKE, HANLEY, SK JANE LITTLE, EASTEND, SK LITTLE PERKS RANCH, LIAM & IVY PERKIN, ELGIN, MB LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS, LEE & TINA ROBSON, RIMBEY, AB LOCUST HILL FARMS, JARRETT & KRISTA JOHNSON, DOBBINTON, ON LONESOME WILLOW RANCHES, W & L MALYSH, VILNA, AB LONE STONE FARMS, LONNIE, KAREN, NATE & AL BROWN, WESTLOCK, AB LONG LAKE SIMMENTALS , JIM & BARB WARBURTON, POPLAR POINT, MB DONNA LOUGHRAN, CHILLIWACK, BC DAVID & VERN LUTHER, CRAIK, SK LUV-IN-IT CATTLE COMPANY, JASON & TRISHA FRENCH, MAYERTHORPE, AB LYSENG LAND & CATTLE, MARK & JOSH LYSENG, ARMENA, AB M & J FARMS, MILES GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB M & R CATTLE CO., MICHAEL CHAMBERS, WIMBORNE, AB MACCROSTIE LIVESTOCK, JEFF MACCROSTIE, PAISLEY, ON MACLEOD SIMMENTAL GENETICS, WILLIAM & SUSAN MACLEOD, FREDERICTON, NB MADER RANCHES, RANDY, RONDA, JILLIAN & RYLEY, MADER, CARSTAIRS, AB MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS, GERRY & LINDA BERTHOLET, HARTNEY, MB MAPLERIDGE SIMMENTAL, TOM FELTIS, SEBRIGHT, ON MARK & TAMY FROST & FAMILY, KINGSEY FALLS, QC MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., LEONARD MARK, IRMA, AB MAR MAC FARMS, A. BLAIR MCRAE, BRANDON, MB MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, JOSH WOODDISSE & TAIKA VON KONIGSLOW, PALMERSTON, ON JAMES B MASTERS, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON MATHESON FARMS, P. J. B. & B. MATHESON, FOREST HILL, PE JIM & DESIREE MATSON, BLUFFTON, AB MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, G. & G. K. MAXWELL, VIKING, AB BRIAN J. MCCARTHY, MOOSOMIN, SK MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, DOUG, SCOTT & CAROLYN MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCELDON ACRES, VICTORIA MCELDON, MILLBROOK, ON MCG SIMMENTALS, MURRAY & CHERYL BROWN, STAVELY, AB MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK, BLAIR MCINTOSH, MAYMONT, SK MCINTOSH RANCH, KOLTON MCINTOSH, ERIKSDALE, MB MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, BOYD MCMANUS, MINNEDOSA, MB MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., JIM MCMILLEN, CARIEVALE, SK MEADOW ACRES FARMS, BLAIR, LAUREL & DUSTIN FORNWALD, LAMPMAN, SK MILLARD FARMS LTD., JERRAD MILLARD, LLOYDMINSTER, AB BRIAN MILLER, OKOTOKS, AB MILLIKEN CATTLE CO., DILLON MILLIKEN & HUNTER MCEWEN, RESTON, MB MILLINGTON RANCH, DEAN & GINA SENTES, DUVAL, SK MI SIMMENTALS, MIKE IMLER, OKOTOKS, AB MITCHELL CATTLE CO. INC., M., K., I. & A. MITCHELL, BARRIERE, BC MONTAGNEOUSE CREEK SIMMENTAL, JOSEPH GIESBRECHT, WORSLEY, AB JIM OR SHIRLEY MOON, VANDERHOOF, BC MOONLITE FARM, JANICE & NORBERT LUKEN, FAIRVIEW, AB MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, WARREN & ELEANOR HERNDIER, LEMBERG, SK MOOSE CREEK INVESTMENTS, SHON SMITH, GORDONDALE, AB EVERETT MORE, VIRDEN, MB JACOB MORIN, ST FELIX DE KINGSEY, QC MUIRHEAD CATTLE CO., WARD, JUSTIN & AMANDA MUIRHEAD, SHELLBROOK, SK MUTCH FARMS, STEPHEN & JENNIE, MUTCH, VERNON, PE NELSON RANCH, LOWELL NELSON, MORRIN, AB NEUMAN SIMMENTALS, NELSON & NANCY NEUMAN, GREELY, ON NEW WORLD SIMMENTAL, NATASHA SEELY, BRETON, AB NEWTON CREEK SIMMENTALS, ANDREW KUSCHMINDER, PICKARDVILLE, AB

NEW TREND CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & DERRI MASSEY, STRATHMORE, AB NJAA CATTLE CO., CONNOR NJAA, BIRCH HILLS, SK NOLARA FARMS, LARRY & NOLA VANSICKLE, MAYERTHORPE, AB NORFOLK CATTLE, BONNEY, BRYAN & DANA CADMAN, TILLSONBURG, ON NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BARRY & RENITA SAUNDERS, BORDEN, SK NORTHERN PARADISE RANCH, RYAN & CARLY KONTZIE, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB NORWOOD FAMILY FARM, CHARLES & GERALDINE NORWOOD, WESTPORT, ON O’BRIEN FARMS, DAN O’BRIEN, WINCHESTER, ON OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, TODD & DANNA COLLINS, DARLINGFORD, MB O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS, O & E BAKKEHAUG, HYTHE, AB DOUGLAS S. OESCH, WELLESLEY, ON OH KAY FARMS, ROBERT LOUGHEED, RED DEER COUNTY, AB OKOTOKS FLECKVIEH EMBRYO GROUP, SHACKLADY OKOTOKS, AB OLMSTEAD CATTLE CO., BRYCE OLMSTEAD & NIKKI ARMSTRONG, CARBERRY, MB OTTER CREEK FARM, JACK R. HANSEN, NEEBING, ON OUTBACK CATTLE CO., J. PAUL ABRAMS, HIGH RIVER, AB OUTLAW CATTLE CO., BRADLEY DUNDAS, HUSSAR, AB PALOMINO RANCH, VICKY HILDEBRANDT, CAYLEY, AB DUNCAN PEARSON, CALMAR, AB PEARSON SIMMENTALS, MERRILL PEARSON, CALMAR, AB PEMLOCK SIMMENTAL, SCOTT LETTS, WESTLOCK, AB VERNON W. PENNER, COLD LAKE, AB PERKIN LAND & CATTLE CO., DARRYL & TANYA PERKIN, ELGIN, MB CLARENCE PERLINGER, HANDEL, SK LEO PERLINGER, HANDEL, SK PERNITSKY FARMS LTD., NICK & ANTHONY PERNITSKY, WILKIE, SK VIRGINIA PETERS(SAPSFORD), PERDUE, SK BILL PETERS, PERDUE, SK TIFFANY PETERS, PERDUE, SK PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, LIONEL, PAT & LEE STILBORN, BALCARRES, SK PIESCHEL FARMS, GARY PIESCHEL& RAE-LEE ERICKSO, AIRDRIE, AB PINCH HILL CATTLE COMPANY, BRANDON HOMER, STITTSVILLE, ON PINE CREEK SIMMENTALS, GEORGES, GOEDELE & ALOIS KERCKHOF, COUNTY OF BARRHEAD, AB NORMAN PLUME, CARDINAL, ON POOLES ARROW RANCH, CHARLES & LYNN POOLE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC ALLISON C. PORTER, KINISTINO, SK MICHAEL J. PORTER, KINISTINO, SK PORTER RANCHES LTD., C/O SANDRA PORTER, STONY PLAIN, AB PORTER SIMMENTALS, GERALD F. PORTER, KINISTINO, SK POVERTY ACRES SIMMENTAL, KAILYNNE, TANYA & CURT HOLLINGER, IRMA, AB PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLIFFORD NELSON, STALWART, SK PROPER A SIMMENTALS, AMBER PROPERZI, BARRHEAD, AB R & R ACRES, RANDY BOLLUM, AIRDRIE, AB RACHIDO RANCH, RANDAL & DONNA CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE ,AB RAFTER 4-T FARMS LTD., DARRELL & LORALIE TATARIN, HAIRY HILL, AB RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS, JENNILEE STEWART, FISHER BRANCH, MB RANCH DANCLAU INC., PIERRE & DANIEL REICHENBACH, ST-ULRIC, QC RANCIER FARMS & BOHRSON LIVESTOCK, KILLAM, AB RANCIER FARMS, GARTH & ANGELA RANCIER, KILLAM, AB KADE RANCIER, KILLAM, AB RAY J SIMMENTALS, RAY & JEANETTE JANSSEN, ST. ROSE, MB

RDG SIMMENTALS, RYAN GYLANDER, WILDWOOD, AB KYLE & AMANDA REAY, HANLEY, SK REDRICH FARMS, BILL & TRACY DIETRICH, FORESTBURG, AB RED TOP LIVESTOCK, BEN & KASSANDRA FARRANT, LOUSANA, AB RED WILLOW RANCH LTD., DARREN TYLER, CUT KNIFE, SK RENDEZVOUS FARMS, DAVID, GERALD & RICH MAGUET, STE. ROSE, MB RICH-MC SIMMENTALS, MYLIA RICHARDS & JASON MCLEAN, PILOT MOUND, MB RICHWOOD SIMMENTALS, RICHARD J. WOODDISSE, MOOREFIELD, ON RIDGELINE CATTLE CO., TRAVIS FISK, PARRY, SK RIRIE LAND & CATTLE, CODY & RUSSELL RIRIE, MAGRATH, AB RISKAN HOPE FARM, VERN & BARB LUTHER, CRAIK, SK RIVER POINT CATTLE & REX CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., JANE & REED CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON RIVERS EDGE RANCH, COREY SCOTT, RIMBEY, AB RK CATTLE CO., SANDY REID, MOOREFIELD, ON RKT SIMMENTALS, RICK & JACKIE TAYLOR, MINNEDOSA, MB ROBB FARMS LTD., GARY ROBB, MAIDSTONE, SK ROBERTSON BROS. SIMMENTAL, JAMES & EARL ROBERTSON, PICTOU, NS ROBSON ACRES, LAURA ROBSON, MILLBROOK, ON ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, PAUL KRESS,. KENDAL, SK ROCKING R SIMMENTALS, RODERICK & KAREN ORANGE, BLUFFTON, AB ROGER FORTIER & FILS, MONIQUE DEMERS FORTIER, ST-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QC ROLLING JN FARMS, J B NIELSEN, ALIX, AB ROLLY ACRES FARM, RAYMOND ARNTZEN, SEDGEWICK, AB ROSE HILL SIMMENTALS, JANET & DARREL WENIG, WELDON, SK ROSEMEAD FARM, IVAN C. MATTHEWS, NAVAN, ON ROSS CREEK SIMMENTALS, TREVOR A. HILTZ, AYLESFORD, NS R PLUS SIMMENTALS, R & M LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK RUZICKA FARMS, DAVID RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB RUZICKA FARMS, MICHAEL & JENINE RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB SAJ SIMMENTALS, STUART JAMIESON, EDAM, SK SAMARRA FARMING LTD., URS & BEATRICE EBERHARD, GANANOQUE, ON S AND S SIMMENTALS, STANLEY & SCOTT GIDDINGS, ENDEAVOUR, SK ALLISON SATCHWELL, CREMONA, AB BRANDON SATCHWELL, CREMONA, AB SAUGEEN ACRES, DAVE SMYTH, RED DEER COUNTY, AB SAWLEY RANCHES LTD., TYLER JERRY & CHARMAY SAWLEY, NANTON, AB KALE L. SCHERGER, SWIFT CURRENT, SK LANE T. SCHERGER, SWIFT CURRENT, SK SCHWEITZER SIMMENTALS, CAMERON SCHWEITZER, DECKER, MB SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO. RYDER JACE & NASH BEUTLER, WHITEWOOD, SK SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO., MARK & JENNALEE BEUTLER, WHITEWOOD, SK SCOTT LAND & CATTLE, DEVON SCOTT, ARROWWOOD, AB SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX, CHANTAL BOISVERT, ST-PAUL D’ABBOTSFORD, QC SEVEN-M LIVESTOCK, BRADLY & DONNA MORISHITA, DUCHESS, AB DR. EDWARD M. SHACKLADY, OKOTOKS, AB SHADY NOOK SIMMENTALS, STACEY & SUSAN BELL, CLIVE, AB SHAWN & ANJE MILLER DIDSBURY, AB SHAYSON SIMMENTALS, SHAY & HEIDI MARTINDALE, LA COREY, AB SHORE SIMMENTALS, STEVEN & HOLLY SEBASTIAN, MONTMARTRE, SK SILVER CREEK SIMMENTALS, G, A, C & A FISK, MILESTONE, SK

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SIMMERON RANCH, MARTIN SKARET, STURGEON COUNTY, AB SIX PACK SIMMENTALS, VICTOR ENS, MARTENSVILLE, SK GARREN SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB MACKENZIE SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB TERRY SKORETZ, SEDGEWICK, AB SKYLINE SIMMENTALS, AMANDA STEFFLER, ONOWAY, AB SKYRIDGE FARMS, GILLES VUIGNIER, ST. CLAUDE, MB SKYWEST SIMMENTALS, RILEY EDWARDS, DIDSBURY, AB DENNIS & JEANNE SMALL, RED DEER COUNTY, AB BRADEN J. SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB DALE R & JUDY SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB DEAN SMITH, HEINSBURG, AB DON C. SMITH, GORDONDALE, AB KENT J. SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB CARL & MICHELE SNEDDON, MAYERTHORPE, AB SNOWY, THERESA-MARIE WEITZEL, CHARLIE LAKE, BC SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD., SCOTT LEES, AIRDRIE, AB SOMERLED FARM, BOB GRANT, KANATA, ON SOUTHAM SIMMENTALS, SHARON SOUTHAM, ELM CREEK, MB SOUTH HOLDEN SIMMENTAL, G & J FLEMING, HOLDEN, AB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS, ROBERT STUART, VEGREVILLE, AB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS LTD., LINDEN STUART, VEGREVILLE, AB SPRING CREEK COLONY, ANDY HOFER, WALSH, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DOUG ZIMMER, DAYSLAND, AB SPRUCEBURN SIMMENTALS, W & D MCMURTRY, RED DEER COUNTY, AB SPRUCE GROVE CATTLE CO., BRUCE HOLMQUIST, KINISTINO, SK SPRUCE VIEW ACRES, STEVE & TRACY KUSHNERIK, CAMROSE COUNTY, AB STARWEST FARMS LTD., KEN & CAROL WARKENTIN, CHILLIWACK, BC STEWART CATTLE CO. LTD., BRENT/DALE STEWART, RUSSELL, MB LEE STILBORN, BALCARRES, SK JASON & KELLY STILLMAN, HAVELOCK, ON ST LIVESTOCK, STEVEN THORGILSSON, LUNDAR, MB STONE CREEK FARMS, RUSSELL LITTLE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, AB STOREBO FARMS, DALE & DWIGHT STOREBO & BRYCE BAXTER, BEECHY, SK STRATHSPEY SIMMENTALS, LOGAN & MEGAN JEWELL, MEADOWBANK, PE DEANNE STRATULIAK, DAWSON CREEK, BC SULLIVAN SIMMENTALS, JOHN & LINDA SULLIVAN, KAZABAZUA, QC SULLY’S FARM, CLAIR SULLIVAN, ENNISMORE, ON SUNNYSIDE SIMMENTALS, TOM & SHARON TURNBULL, LUMSDEN, SK SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS, WAYNE & LINDA LIBKE, HANLEY, SK SUN RISE SIMMENTALS, EVAN & LINDA CUSS, SPY HILL, SK SUN STAR SIMMENTALS, MERLIN, JOY & DEAN ARNTZEN, SEDGEWICK, AB SUNVILLE SIMMENTALS, DUANE, NADINE & JERRY CAUMARTIN, MCCREARY, MB SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., GREG GOUDY, STOUGHTON, SK SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS, DONELLE & GERD BREMMEKAMP, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB TER-RON FARMS, TERRY ADAMS/ROB ADAMS, FORESTBURG, AB TGJ CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & GLEN JACKSON, SINCLAIR, MB

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THUNDERBROOK FARMS, MARK TRUEMAN, AMHERST, NS TILSON CREEK FARMS, BRAYDEN KRESHEWSKI, ROSSBURN, MB TIMM CATTLE CO., DARREL & JENNA TIMM, KINISTINO, SK TODD SIMMENTAL, C/O KIRK STODDARD, WATERLOO, QC TOWNVIEW FARMS, JARET GIRODAT, SHAUNAVON, SK TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, RYAN COOK, BIG VALLEY, AB TRIANGLE 33 SIMMENTALS, RITTER/YOUNG, EARL GREY, SK TRIANGLE STOCK FARMS, VANCE & MICHELE KLEPPER, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB TRIPLE-K SIMMENTALS, BERNIE D. KLAMMER, VEGREVILLE, AB TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, R & Y DEQUIER, CARMAN, MB TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTALS, STEWART/STEVE THORGILSSON, LUNDAR, MB TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTAL, WADE & ANGELA THORGILSSON, LUNDAR, MB TRYON SIMMENTALS, FRANK ROBBLEE, CRAPAUD, PE TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, BARRY & GLENDA CHESCU, INGLIS, MB TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, PATRICK & TRACEY WILCOX, TREHERNE, MB TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK, GARY, JOSIE & MARY JANE ROBINSON, TREHERNE, MB TWISTED SISTERS CATTLE CO., BRIANNA KIMMEL, LLOYDMINSTER, AB TWO TALL SIMMENTALS, SHAELYNN HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB JOSH & JADA TYLER, NEILBURG, SK TYMARC SIMMENTALS, BOB & DIANE ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB ULES BAXTER & PATTI CRAWFORD-BAXTER, NEWTOWN, NB ULTRA LIVESTOCK, TIM & CATHY CHALACK, CARSTAIRS, AB VALLEYFIELD SIMMENTALS, LARRY J. DYCK, MORDEN, MB VELIAN FARMS, WHITNEY & KEVIN DE DECKER, ROSLIN, ON VERLEYSEN FARMS, GAIL VERLEYSEN, VERMILION, AB VIRGINIA RANCH, HARRY & MICHELLE SATCHWELL, CREMONA, AB WAG CATTLE CO., ANDREW & WENDY GRIFFITHS, CALGARY, AB WANNABE RANCH, DENNIS, BRENDA & LAU CROMARTIE, SHELLBROOK, SK LLOYD & JEFF WATSON, NEILBURG, SK WAYDAMAR FARMS, DAVID J. MILLINER, DUNDALK, ON LORNE G. WEBSTER, ABBOTSFORD, BC JOE WEISGERBER, MEDICINE HAT, AB MIKE WEISGERBER, BOW ISLAND, AB PHILIPP WEITZEL, CHARLIE LAKE, BC WELDEHAVEN FARMS, ANDREW WELDEN, GRENVILLE, QC WELLS’ CROSSING CATTLE CO., BARBARA CICHON, CALGARY, AB WEPPLER CATTLE COMPANY, BRAEDEN WEPPLER, TARA, ON WERSTROH FARMS LTD., RANDY, CAROL & CAYLE WERSTROH, MEDSTEAD, SK WESTEROSE STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAINE STONE, WESTEROSE, AB WESTFORD FARM, CAROLYN HANNAFORD, VANKLEEK HILL, ON WESTHILL RANCH SIMMENTALS, ROBERT, KATELYN & MATT HOLBA, GOODSOIL, SK WESTWAY FARMS LTD., TOM & CAROL ANN HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, VERNON LAFRENTZ, BIENFAIT, SK

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ver the last few years several herds have been affected with grass tetany in our area. These herds will often have multiples cases in short order. Once clinical signs occur and cattle go down chances of recovery are very poor, so treatment wise they are a true emergency. Early in the course of the disease treatment is very successful and your veterinarian will initiate steps to prevent further cases. This article will discuss clinical signs, treatment administered by your veterinarian and most importantly steps to prevent this often-fatal syndrome caused by a magnesium deficiency. In a classic case of grass tetany, cattle (especially mature cows) become weak, staggery, go down and develop tetanic convulsive fits. Paddling with the front feet and snapping of the eyelids can also occur with heavy breathing and foaming at the mouth. When your veterinarian examines affected cattle they often find a very high heart rate and potentially elevated temperature from all the hard work the muscles are doing. Not much else is found and since the cow is down, veterinarians often administer a combination of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium much the same as one would treat a milk fever, as these three minerals together or in combination may be low enough to cause a downer cow. Most clinics are now set up to do in house blood work so many veterinarians will often grab a blood sample before they begin to check for the levels of these minerals. We often see magnesium and calcium low together. Occasionally we look for high potassium, another macromineral, as it can lead to a secondary grass tetany. The real problem with grass tetany is it generally comes on very suddenly without warning and death can be very sudden. Post mortems show very little other than hemorrhages on the heart and often leaves the veterinarians scratching their heads unless clinical signs are seen. Treatment initiated before they go down or just as they go down is often successful. If down for a time, treatment, although it may reverse some signs, cattle seldom get up. So as the producer, a suddenly down cow is really a veterinary emergency. The combination Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium products are often given by slow intravenous injection and more can be given subcutaneously or intraperitoneally. Your veterinarian when giving it intravenously will often listen to the heart so if problems occur administration can be quickly slowed down or stopped. If one cow is magnesium deficient it is not uncommon for more cases to develop rapidly and one must assume the whole herd could be borderline deficient. In almost all cases I have seen mineral feeding has been sporadic to non-existent for the past year. Magnesium is what you call a macromineral along with

the likes of calcium and phosphorus. These deficiencies may be a long time coming. Stresses like weather changes, starvation for even 24 hours, heavy pregnancy or milk loss from sucking by well doing calves will lead to deficiencies. In a group of cows, the lactating ones are usually first affected. Changes to lush green pastures coupled with inclement weather can also precipitate an outbreak (lush grass lowers the magnesium level). I have seen a group of well doing heifers on a sound mineral program that were starved for 24 hours to facilitate spaying have an outbreak when the weather turned inclement. Not only do we want to treat clinical cases when they occur, we want to prevent further cases from developing by getting the much needed magnesium into them. Force feeding or drenching with magnesium oxide may prevent further cases, if along with this, we start supplementing with a good mineral program containing magnesium. Good trace minerals will have macro minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium as well as many micro minerals such as copper and zinc. Some producers are mislead by terms such as trace-mineralized salt, which is primarily microminerals with mainly salt to enhance consumption. The issue is the macrominerals are totally absent in these combinations. These products are much cheaper which is why they are purchased in the first place. When you purchase minerals, make sure and read the label. All three cause downer cows but most definitely, the most serious of these deficiencies in beef cattle is magnesium. A lot of beef downer cows when the blood is analyzed it may be a combination of the three. You can see your mineral program is absolutely key to preventing this sudden killer of cattle. Some areas have needed to increase the levels of the standard amounts of magnesium because of severe deficiencies but if we get too high palatability is a problem and cattle may back off mineral consumption and we don’t want that. Work with your veterinarian and nutritionist or feedmill to make sure you have adequate of the macrominerals in your program and always keep a close eye on cattle in times of stress. Not all cattle will eat adequate amounts of minerals even though we have it out for them. Also, the heavy milking ones are more susceptible. This is a condition that is entirely preventable so by supplying good quality minerals you can prevent grass tetany as well as many other mineral deficiencies in your herd. Most other deficiencies come on slower but grass tetany is rather dramatic and it is the sort of drama we can use less of in our cattle herds. Remember, if you have one case of a downer from any of the three macrominerals others in the herd may be close at hand. 25


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“Amélioration génétique de l’industrie bovine”

e fait d’être un éleveur de bovins de race pure peut correspondre à différentes définitions pour différentes personnes et, par conséquent, personne n’investit pour les mêmes raisons dans le secteur de l’élevage de race. Certains vont joindre les rangs surtout pour exposer des bovins à leur exposition locale ou, encore, pour remporter une bannière de champion national. Ces gens qui investissent dans le secteur le font peut-être en raison du style de vie, ou peut-être qu’il s’agit d’un complément à leur troupeau commercial exploité depuis plusieurs années, avec l’idée d’accroître la valeur de leur ferme ou de leur ranch. Un programme dédié aux membres juniors existe pour la plupart des associations de race, telle que l’Association des jeunes éleveurs Simmental du Canada, et celle-ci constitue également une source de recrutement de nouveaux éleveurs de race voulant développer leurs propres troupeaux. Peu importe la raison de leur présence dans ce secteur d’affaires, tous les éleveurs de bovins de race pure partagent l’objectif commun d’avoir choisi une race donnée de bovins de boucherie, contribuant ainsi à l’accroissement des revenus et des activités au sein de cette race. De même, peu importe la raison d’être intéressé par une race donnée, les éleveurs sont très importants afin d’assurer le futur de la race et de son association. La durée de vie moyenne d’un éleveur de race pure est de sept ans, de telle sorte que si on veut maintenir le secteur, on doit toujours compter sur l’entrée de nouveaux éleveurs. Pour certains, la courbe d’apprentissage peut être plutôt raide, néanmoins tous les éleveurs de race pure en Amérique du nord partagent l’importante responsabilité de contribuer à la production et à l’amélioration génétique de leur race, au bénéfice de tous les troupeaux commerciaux. Cela nous conduit donc à la question de savoir quelle formation et quelles qualifications sont-elles nécessaires pour être un éleveur de race pure ?Puis, lorsqu’on a bienreconnu notre responsabilité, ne serait-il pas mieux de s’identifier comme producteurs de sujets souche ? On doit obtenir une formation et une certification pour devenir un agronome, un électricien, un chauffeur de taxi, un médecin, un avocat, un plombier ou encore un comptable. Les soudeurs, les machinistes et les travailleurs de la construction doivent tous posséder une formation pour exercer leur profession, mais quelle formation avons-nous besoin pour effectuer l’amélioration génétique des bovins de boucherie ? Lorsqu’on se compare avec l’amélioration génétique en production avicole, porcine et laitière, il est juste de dire qu’en grande partie, on peut se compter chanceux que les abattoirs n’aient pas acquis plus de contrôle sur le secteur de l’élevage de race pure. De plus, on peut affirmer que nous avons survécu en dépit d’un manque d’orientation au cours de la dernière décennie de la part des associations de race, lesquelles ont pris du temps avant de mettre plus d’emphase envers les caractères d’importance économique en production bovine. Bien que le contexte ait changé pour plusieurs races importantes de bovins de boucherie, et que plusieurs éleveurs fassent un remarquable travail en utilisant les outils disponibles pour effectuer leur sélection génétique, il y a encore d’autres individus qui croient pouvoir “analyser à l”oeil” leurs bovins tout comme le faisait leur grand-père, et sans porter aucune attention aux outils permettant de prédire la qualité des carcasses, la longévité, ainsi que d’autres caractères invisibles à l’œil. Les éleveurs de souche progressifs ont réalisé que leurs clients demandent de plus en plus d’informations avant de prendre une décision, et ils comprennent

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bien qu’ils n’ont pas le loisir d’en connaître moins à propos de leurs bovins que les autres éleveurs vendant des animaux lors d’une vente le lendemain. C’est un secteur des affaires compétitif et la réussite d’unevente de taureaux n’arrive pas toute seule. Ce n’est plus assez de simplement les alimenter davantage et espérer les vendre comme votre grand-père le faisait. A la fin d’août, j’ai eu la chance de participer à la fin de semaine du 50e anniversaire et du “Fall Focus” de l’Association Simmental des États-Unis (ASA) à Bozeman, au Montana. Conjointement avec la visite du nouveau bureau de l’association, et de la tenue des réunions du Conseil d’administration et des comités de l’ASA, une foule nombreuse a participé à un symposium regroupant des conférenciers-experts impliqués dans le domaine de l’amélioration génétique des bovins de boucherie. Chacun des conférenciers était un leader dans le secteur de l’amélioration génétique bovine, et tous avaient travaillé à l’amélioration des outils présentement rendus disponibles aux membres des diverses associations. Certains d’entre eux étaient eux-mêmes producteurs de bovins, alors ils n’avaient pas seulement de belles paroles, ils savaient comment passer à l’action. Parmi toutes les présentations,j’ai été surtout impressionné non pas par les courbes en forme de cloche ou les formules de calculs, mais plutôt par le commentaire formulé par l’un des conférenciers, lequel a félicité tous les éleveurs présents d’être des leaders mondiaux de l’élevage de race pure, car ils étaient tous motivés par leur “formation continue à vie”.Ils étaient là parce qu’ils avaient un véritable intérêt dans le processus, et dans les changements en amélioration génétique, ainsi que pour tous les outils disponibles afin de faire progresser la qualité et la prévisibilité de leurs programmes d’élevage, au bénéfice de toute l’industrie bovine et de leur propres fermes / ranchs. Alors que les associations de race telles que l’ASC sont responsables du développement de nouveaux programmes et de nouveaux outils destinés à leurs membres, ceux-ci ne sont pas très utiles si les membres n’en tirent pas profit, avec toutes les possibilités et la valeur qu’ils peuvent bien avoir. L’éducation par rapport à l’emploi de ces outils et aux changements apportés au programme d’amélioration génétique nécessite une communication de masse en continu, et cela semble parfois ne pas être suffisant. Bien que certains éleveurs pourraient avoir l’impression que c’est trop d’informations et, malgré tout le potinage qu’on observe parfois sur les médias sociaux, aucune association n’a jamais dit que la science remplaçait l’œil de l’éleveur et son gros bon sens quand il doit prendre des décisions de sélection ou de réforme. Lorsqu’on tient compte de son marché respectif et de son environnement, on a besoin d’avoir un équilibre.Et, avec l’industrie bovine actuelle fort compétitive, on a besoin de tous les outils. L’ASC vous encourage à continuer votre formation continue alors que vous poursuivez votre travail d’amélioration génétique de l’industrie bovine nord-américaine.Nous aimerions également vous encourager à prendre quelques jours cet automne pour aller assister aux ventes des veaux de vos clients, ce qui vous permettra d’évaluer si votre programme d’élevage travaille pour eux. Vous bénéficierez tous les deux de cette rencontre et de votre interaction.


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Amelioration de la Race

Remarques de Cole au sujet du système BOLT…

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Par Sean McGrath

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

lusieurs d’entre vous ont remarqué la publication récente des nouvelles évaluations génétiques calculées avec le système BOLT. Celles-ci sont effectuées pour la plupart des associations de races de boucherie du Canada et des États-Unis, à partir des données de performances, des généalogies et des données d’analyse de l’ADN. Les races concernées incluent Angus rouge, Shorthorn, Gelbvieh, Limousin et, bien entendu pour les lecteurs de cet article dans les revues Simmental des deux pays. Le processus L’association envoie les données pour l’évaluation chaque lundi soir. Les nouveaux ÉPD sont retournés à l’association chaque vendredi, ils sont ensuite vérifiés et corrigés durant la fin de semaine, puis ils devraient pouvoir être consultés le lundi suivant. Cela signifie donc qu’au fur et à mesure que vous transmettez de nouvelles données, ou que vous faites effectuer davantage d’analyses génomiques 50 K, ces données sont incorporées dans les EPD de tous les sujets de race Simmentalà l’intérieur d’environ deux semaines, au lieu de l’ancien système avec un calcul semi-annuel. Par exemple, dans le passé si vous manquiez la date limite de transmission de vos poids au sevrage, cela voulait dire que vos données n’étaient pas incluses dans les EPD de vos sujets avant un autre six mois. Ces données seront maintenant incluses aux calculs de la semaine suivante des nouveaux EPD. Dans l’hypothèse qu’on ait à faire un changement au niveau des parents, ou pour toutes autres corrections de dernière minute, celles-là peuvent maintenant se faire et être incorporées à l’intérieur d’une ou de deux semaines, contrairement à la cédule passée. Changements au niveau des ÉPD Les éleveurs peuvent avoir remarquer certains changements pour des sujets spécifiques. Ceux-ci peuvent s’expliquer par deux raisons.Tout d’abord, comparativement à l’ancien système, l’évaluation BOLT génère des moyennes de race sensiblement différentes pour certains caractères. Cela ne veut pas dire que les animaux ont été reclassés dans la race, mais simplement que leurs ÉPD peuvent vous apparaître légèrement différents. Par exemple, dans l’ancienne évaluation, la moyenne pour la FMV était 7.3, alors qu’elle est maintenant 4.0 pour tous les animaux Simmental canadiens. Si on prend deux taureaux dont le classement n’a pas changé dans la race, et s’ils étaient à 7.3 et 8.3, ils devraient alors avoir un ÉPD de la FMV de 4.0 et 5.0. Les taureaux possèdent

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encore la même différence au niveau de la FMV, toutefois la présentation des chiffres est légèrement différente. Cela sera tout aussi vrai pour plusieurs caractères évalués. L’ajout de nouvelles données représente une autre raison expliquant les changements de valeur des ÉPD d’un animal. Cela n’est pas différent des évaluations précédentes pour lesquelles on a ajouté plus de huit mois de données, suite à la dernière évaluation publiée au printemps 2018. L’effet peut être spécialement important chez les nouveaux parents, tels que les femelles à leur premier veau et les nouveaux taureaux dont les données de progéniture ont été transmises en 2018. D’autres changements plus spécifiques dans la nouvelle évaluation touchent les caractères de facilité de vêlage (FV), de longévité ainsi que les caractères liés à la carcasse. Ceux-ci sont également dus aux raisonsmentionnées précédemment, et ils sont aussi causés par le fait que l’évaluation utilise maintenant dans les modèles de calcul des paramètres génétiques mis à jour et réestimés. Les changements sont particulièrement importants au niveau des caractères liés à la carcasse, car il y a très peu de données sur les carcasses et de données de mesures par ultrasons dans l’évaluation réalisée pour l’association canadienne.La définition et l’expression de l’ÉPD sont les mêmes qu’antérieurement. Remarque concernant la précision Certains éleveurs constateront que les niveaux de précision peuvent sembler être sensiblement inférieurs à l’ancienne évaluation, et ils pourraient avec raison vous demander “si le nouveau système BOLT est meilleur, pourquoi alors avons-nous des précisions plus faibles ? La différence est entièrement due au fait que la précision est maintenant “CALCULÉE”, tandis qu’elle était précédemment “ESTIMÉE” et, en fait, la précision était surestimée avec l’ancienne méthodologie. Présentement, la nouvelle valeur de précision calculée et publiée à partir du BOLT correspond à un bien meilleur reflet du risque et de la possibilité qu’un ÉPD donné change, selon les informations disponibles actuellement. ADN L’inclusion des données d’analyse sur l’ADN directement à l’ÉPD d’un animal représente l’une des principales avancées obtenues avec le système BOLT. L’information est également utilisée en amont et en aval dans la généalogie, afin d’influencer la prédiction du mérite génétique. De plus, l’information sur l’ADN est employée lorsque cela est possible afin de valider la précision de la généalogie. Cet aspect constitue également l’une des


raisons majeures expliquant les changements d’ÉPD avec la nouvelle évaluation BOLT. Cela est particulièrement vrai chez les animaux n’ayant pas de descendants et avec une précision plus faible, pour lesquels les résultats des analyses d’ADN ont une plus grande influence sur les ÉPD. Des travaux effectués par IGSont démontré que les analyses d’ADN correspondent au nombre de données sur les descendants équivalents (tableau 1). Tableau 1. Nombre de descendants équivalents (phénotypes) pour les résultats des analyses d’ADN des caractères incorporés au BOLT. FV PN PS PA FMV LAIT LONG 15 21 22 24 3 18 25 La valeur des informations sur l’ADN dans les évaluations génétiques multi-races calculées par le système BOLT, 14 février 2018; http:// www.internationalgeneticsolutions.com/index. php/component/k2/item/29-the-value-of-dnainformation-in-the-igs-single-step-powered-by-bolt Moyennes de race La nouvelle évaluation BOLT ne peut pas être comparée avec les évaluations précédentes. De nouvelles moyennes de race sont publiées à chaque semaine, toutefois elles ne changent pas beaucoup d’une semaine à l’autre. Rappelez-vous, le classement des animaux à l’intérieur de la race a très peu changé (sauf pour les exceptions mentionnées plus haut), toutefois l’apparence du ÉPD peut avoir sensiblement changé. Les moyennes actuelles dans la population de race sont (Évaluation du 4 septembre 2018) FV PN PS PA Lait FMV PSM LONG DOC PC SOL GRAS MARB API TI EPD 6.7 3.5 69.3 102.1 25.1 4.0 60.0 15.9 9.9 26.1 0.79 -0.130 -0.11 113.65 64.94

Si vous avez besoin d’autres informations sur BOLT et l’évaluation, visitez s’il-vous-plaît :www. simmental.com ou si vous voulez obtenir des informations techniques complètes, rendez- vous s’il-vous-plaît au: http://www.internationalgeneticsolutions.com. La docilité Depuis quelques temps, les éleveurs Simmental du Canada effectuent la collecte de scores de la docilité des bovins au sevrage, ce qui a permis de constituer une banque de données de près de 25 000 scores de docilité, lesquels sont présentement transférés vers l’évaluation BOLT afin d’obtenir une évaluation génétique de la docilité. Le nouvel ÉPD (DOC) exprime en fait la différence au niveau de la probabilité que les veaux d’un taureau obtiennent des scores de 1 ou 2 (très calme/ calme), versus un score de 4 ou 5 (excité/ agressif). Une valeur d’ÉPD plus élevée indique que les descendants devraient être plus calmes. Il y a un nombre significatif de recherches faites sur ce caractère, et les animaux plus calmes sont associés avec un meilleur taux de conception, une meilleure expérience à la dégustation de la viande et avec un meilleur niveau de sécurité. Les efforts consentis par les membres de l’ASC afin de recueillir

des informations sur la docilité de leurs bovins se sont concrétisés par la disponibilité de ce nouvel outil, lequel fera en sorte que dans le futur les bovins de race Simmental continueront d’excéder les besoins de l’industrie. Cet automne, au moment du sevrage, considérez l’évaluation du score de docilité de vos veaux. Scores de docilité 1. Docile–tempérament modéré, doux et facile à manipuler, se déplacent lentement durant les manutentions, non dérangé, stable, quelque peu amorphe, ne pousse pas sur la barrière de tête, sort calmement de la cage. 2. Agité–plus calme que la moyenne mais légèrement agité, peut être entêté lors des manutentions, peut tenter de reculer dans la cage, se retire de la barrière de tête, quelques coups de queue, sort rapidement de la cage. 3. Nerveux–tempérament caractéristique, gérable mais nerveux et impatient, bonne quantité de lutte, de mouvement et de coups de queue, mouvements répétés de poussée et de retrait de la barrière de tête, sort brusquement de la cage. 4. Tête en l’air (sauvage)–Sur les nerfs et hors de contrôle, tremble et lute violemment, peut beugler et avoir de la broue à la gueule, battement continu de la queue, défèque et urine durant les manutentions, court frénétiquement vers les clôtures et peut les sauter s’il est seul dans l’enclos, possède une zone éloignée de fuite (distance qu’un animal vous permettra d’avancer vers lui avant qu’il s’éloigne de vous)et sort de la cage extrêmement vite. 5. Agressif/Trèsagressif–semblable au score 4 mais avec un ajout de comportement agressif, craintif, agitation extrême, mouvement continu incluant des sauts et des beuglements dans la cage, sort frénétiquement de la cage et peut démontrer un comportement d’attaque s’il est manipulé seul.

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CBBC News Release

Industry Delegation Promotes Canadian Beef Cattle In China

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t the invitation of the China Agricultural University - Beef Cattle Research Center, several representatives of the Canadian beef cattle industry presented at the third China’s National Symposium on Applied Techniques and Industry Economics in Beef Production from July 27 - 29, 2018. Representing the Canadian Beef Breeds Council in the symposium were Michael Latimer, Executive Director - Canadian Beef Breeds Council; Garner Deobald, Past President - Canadian Beef Breeds Council; Brian Good, Director of Field Service - Canadian Angus Association; Bruce Holmquist, General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association; Doug Mann, President Canadian Hereford Association; Stephen Scott, General Manager - Canadian Hereford Association; Mel Reekie, General Manager - Canadian Charolais Association; Anne Brunet-Burgess, General Manager- Canadian Cattle Identification Agency. The delegates formally presented information on several aspects of Canadian beef cattle production and genetic improvement within the production chain to the approximately 450 symposium attendees. The topics included a general overview of the structure of the beef cattle industry, traceability of livestock in Canada, adapting breeds for regional environments and markets, data collection and use in genetic evaluations and breed association role in maintaining accurate pedigrees. There were numerous other presenters from Canada as well as the United States, Ireland and China. The second annual China-Canada Beef Industry Alliance meeting was held during the symposium and highlighted the activities that have taken place between Canada and China over the past year which included an outbound mission to attend Farmfair International in Edmonton in November 2017 as well as an inbound technical session with Canadian Angus CEO - Rob Smith and Travis Olson, Ole Farms in April 2018.

The delegates were invited to visit several farms in China including the China Agriculture University research farm in Beijing and the Kingbull Farm in Xi’An, China. The ability to visit the farms and hold technical discussions assisted in initiating a dialogue that provided a practical understanding of beef cattle production in China. It is evident that China is looking to modernize beef cattle production in order to provide for a population of 1.4 billion. “Canada has enjoyed a long and successful history of exporting genetics and beef products to China,” said Latimer. “We currently have access for bovine semen and embryos, as well as a wide range of beef products, which we are hopeful will be expanded to include live cattle in the near future.” The Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) represents the Canadian purebred cattle industry. Its members include national breed associations that in turn represent producers of breeding stock. Associate CBBC members are exporters and service providers. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council exists to represent & promote Canadian pedigreed beef cattle genetics domestically and internationally. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council is the recognized representative of Canadian seed stock producers by government and industry, while effectively promoting Canada as the source of quality beef cattle genetics. For information please contact Michael Latimer, Executive Director E: mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca T:403.730.0350 C:403.861.7772

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Simmental on the Move

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Randy Bollum Simmental Country Sales Representative

t is nice to see a good, long term program is a large task that requires continual attention and working. tweeking by everyone involved, past and present.

During my short couple months in this new role with the Canadian Simmental Association, I have had the privilege of witnessing several facets of the Young Canadian Simmental Association ( YCSA) program. The events at the 2018 National Classic held at Olds, Alberta along with the CSA Annual Meeting in August were highly successful and demonstrate the impressive long term results this program yields for the country’s young livestock enthusiasts.

The YCSA program has certainly been developed to this point. Not only have previous years’ activities and alumni proven this but the stage is set to continue with fantastic potential in the years ahead. The whole program through the years and the activities at the recent YCSA 2018 National Classic is a testament to the work of all involved. Congratulations to all who took part, including YCSA Co-ordinator Kelsey Manske, the YCSA officers, the parents, volunteers and sponsors, the Simmental associations and many, many volunteers that make this happen. A special note of appreciation to all the devoted members of the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation group who for years have tirelessly gathered enormous funds from a whole bunch of extremely generous donors and auction buyers.

Young people from coast to coast can take part in the YCSA events like this that offers a wide range of activities – not only raising and showing cattle but also in the other character-building events like judging, oral reasons, print marketing, team grooming, quiz bowl, sales talk and more. Along with this also comes the bonuses of meeting new friends who often become lifelong colleagues in the business, learning leadership skills and experience, and just Without each and every part of this program plain having fun. The National Classic moves around happening year after year without a downturn, the the country year to year giving everyone a good YCSA program would not be what it is today – one of chance to participate. the truly successful youth programs in the beef world Having been involved in the infant stages of that helps launch lots of progressive young people developing a national beef breed junior association into the livestock industry. during my high school years, I can appreciate the I would encourage all you young people immense amount of groundwork needed to develop to take part to whatever extent you desire. I this YCSA program to what it is today. In the early also thank the original forward-thinkers that stages there are always those naysayers that tell you designed the plan, and a special congratulations why it can’t work…and then there’s others that have to the YCSA board plus organizers of the the vision and determination to get it done and just Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for make it happen. their dedicated belief and commitment to the After the initial idea is born, the countless hours of forethought, planning, fund raising and cooperation of kids, parents, association boards and industry supporters is immense. Developing an idea into a working, stable and expanding real program 36

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I look forward to meeting as many CSA members and Simmental Country readers as I can at the upcoming fall shows and sales that I will be attending.


Congratulations

Just Married

Mr. and Mrs. Darnell & Jessica Fornwald. Married June 2, 2018 in Crossfield, AB.

Charleigh Jeaninne Barkley, born to Mitchel and Kimberly Barkley of Hi-Tech Farms on August 8, 2018.

Congratulations

Reina Blaise Sullivan, born to Andrew and AJ Sullivan of Czech-Mate Livestock on August 8, 2018 weighing 9 lbs 4oz and 21 3/4 inches.

Congratulations

Embrie Grace Manske, born to Kyron & Kelsey Manske (YCSA Coordinator) on September 21, 2018.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Cheslock, Harold E, born April 23, 1924 – passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital at age 94. Beloved husband for 70 years of Anne (Meyer).

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In the early 70’s with their farming roots, they bought a parcel of land and moved to Metcalfe, ON. Harold built his pride and joy home with help from family, friends and neighbours. Initially raising and racing sled dogs for several years. Then Harold and Anne bought their first cow Betsy and established Meadowlock Farm. He along with Anne became long time members of the Ottawa Valley, Ontario and the Canadian Simmental Associations. Harold loved his farm life and the wildlife that came to visit. He would put out feed for the wild animals. He loved to see them eating especially the wild turkeys who would run to him when he rattled the feed pail. He loved to socialize, at the cattle shows and fairs, with his neighbours and he especially enjoyed morning coffee with the boys in Metcalfe. He had quite a sense of humour and enjoyed making people laugh. He was a great tease and Anne and the grand kids were his main target. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 37


Board of Directors President Jill Mader Carstairs, AB 403-990-9187 maderranches@gmail.com Vice President Ben Farrant Lousana, AB 403-896-4331 b.farrant@centralab.coop

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting!

Come back to Alberta for these great events October October 2 October 3 October 5 - 7 October 12 October 12 October 15 October 26

Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale, Rimbey, AB Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale, Ponoka, AB Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB “Set Your Sights” Vision Sale, Olds, AB Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures Sale, Rimbey, AB December “Winter” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Ricochet Stock Farm Complete Simmental Female Dispersal, Innisfail, AB

November November 7 - 11 Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB November 14 - 17 Futures One Online Simmental Sale - Edition 9 November 16 Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale, Ponoka, AB November 24 Soderglen Ranches’ 2nd Annual Bred Female Sale, Airdrie, AB November 27 Camrose Country Classic, Camrose, AB November 29 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 2nd Annual Production Sale, Del Bonita, AB November 30 SimPower Bred Female Sale, Innisfail, AB November 30 Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale, Westlock, AB

December December 1 December 1 December 6 December 11 December 14 December 15 December 15 December 16 December 16 December 16 December 19 December 21 December 31

Lewis Farms “Leading Ladies” Female Sale, Spruce Grove, AB Wolfe Farms 14th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale, Valleyview, AB Transcon’s Western Harvest 5th Annual Simmental Sale, Innisfail, AB Southern Alberta Simmental Round Up 25th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Stavely, AB Friday Night Lights 7th Annual Simmental Sale, Olds, AB Checkers Simmental Sale, Ponoka, AB Transcon’s National Trust On Ice Semen & Embryo Sale Chapter XI, Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XXI, Red Deer, AB S.I.B.L Simmentals “Half the Herd” Sale, Red Deer, AB Westgold Farms Bred Heifer Sale, Vermilion, AB Harvie Ranching Simmental Cow Dispersal Sale, Olds, AB New Year’s Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale: Volume VI, Olds, AB

Box 63, Site 23 RR#2 Strathmore, AB • T1P 1K5

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Treasurer Stefon Beechinor Bentley, AB 403-597-4001 beechinorlivestock@gmail.com secretary Katie Deeg Strathmore, AB 403-899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com Directors Barclay Smith Cherhill, AB 780-305-6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com Scott Harvie Olds, AB 403-586-4278 harviecrest@gmail.com Dacie Johnson Smokey Lake, AB 780-656-5513 lakebottom_cattle@yahoo.ca Chad Smith Olds, AB 403-586-4714 clearwatersimmetnals@gmail.com Colt Arnold Mannville, AB 780 763-0084 leewoodranch@hotmail.com Andie Hadway Didsbury, AB 403-586-4929 andie.hadway@gmail.com Breeder’s Select Show coordinator Tracy Kimmel 5703 26 Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2M4 780-875-2089 asabreedersselect@outlook.com Fieldperson Dwayne Martin 780-940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com


SweepStake$ SSA Simmental

Nov. 21, 2018 Agribition, 6 pm John Deere Sales Arena

$30,000

Over in prize money and prizes! :: Silver Memberships only $100! For a chance to win... ::

- $15, 000 in Sale Credits to Agribition Sale

- Secondary prizes drawn throughout the event! - Silver memberships can be purchased in advance sasksimmental@yourlink.ca or at the show Agribition Simmental Show Schedule

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:00 AM Simmental Show 5:30 PM Pizza 6:15 PM Draws for $15,000 in Sale Credits and secondary prizes 6:30 PM Scholarship Heifer Auction Agribition Simmental Sale 7:00 PM Friday, November 23, 2018 9:00 AM Commercial Cattle Show Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:00 AM Bull Pen Alley Show 9:00 AM Junior Beef Extreme 10:00 AM Commercial Cattle Sale

SSA ScholArShip DonAtion heifer Thank you to... Pheasantdale Cattle ComPany lionel, Pat & lee stilborn Balcarres, SK for donating the 2018 Scholarship Heifer!

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

Box 591 Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0 (306) 697-2945 fax (306) 697-2942 email: sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

www.sasksimmental.com

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kerwin Delong, NS Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE Don Godfrey, PE CSA Director: Frank Robblee, PE

MYSA Board of Directors President: Connor Morse, NS Vice President: Jake Matheson, PE Treasurer: Melanie Delong, NS Secretary: Jessie Swinamer, NS Directors: Dereck Sanderson, PE Olivia Hiltz, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Creamer, NS

Congratulations to the Maritime YCSA on a successful Classic held on September 22-33, 2018 in Windsor, NS.

Dates to Remember

October 20, 2018 Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS

If you have any questions regarding the 2018 Salt Water Simmental Sale, please contact one of the committee members. Ralph Taylor - (902) 404-4081 Patrick Milner - (902) 694-3121 Trevor Pauley - (506) 874-2706

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For supporting the FCSF & helping as we continue to support youth, education and research in the Simmental Breed. Adair Ranches Alta Genetics

American Simmental Association

Anchor D Ranch Anchor D Simmentals Andrea Stillman Anita Lishinski Ashworth Farm & Ranch Bar AL Simmentals Barb Vance Barn Yard Creations BBBG Simmental Group Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Bill Wilson Black Gold Simmentals Bohrson Marketing Bonchuck Farms Bouchard Livestock Bova Tech LTD Bow Valley Genetics Canadian Cattlemen Canadian Simmental Association Canadian Sires Christine Boake Photography Chuck & Lorraine Groeneveld CWA Czech-mate Livestock Dana Johns Simmentals Davis Rairdon Embryo Deeg Simmentals Delta Genomics

Designs by Sadie Designs by Shelagh Destiny Simmentals Diamond H Industries Dirt Road Chic DLMS / Cattlevids.ca Dorran Marketing Double Bar D Farms Eagle Ridge Simmentals East Poplar Simmentals Eastern Harvest Sale Elliot McGregor Elm Tree Farms Erin Libke Farmstead Ag Swag Solutions FCSF Ferme Gagnon Ferme Sibelle Flying F Ranch Grace Oesch Gravendale Farms Green Valley Greg Chessol Grey Wolf Art Gwen Smith Hairy Hill Cattle Co. Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Herter Simmentals High Country Cattle Services Highwood Land Cattle Jackie Cuthbertson Jenine Ruzicka Jerry Barber

Jess Pearson Jessica Sevack Jim Smith Kathol Simmental Ranch Kemp Farms KT Ranches Lake Bottom Cattle Co Lakeland College Laverne Schram Leewood Ranch Leith Symen Lewis Farms Little Buster Toys Lois McRae Loree Photography Mackenzie Stout Madeline Stewart Mader Ranches Mark Land & Cattle Maxwell Simmentals McIntosh Ranch McMillen Ranching Ltd. Meghan Black Moody’s Equipment New Holland Parts Norfolk Cattle Co. Northlands Oakview Simmentals Optimum Genetics Pearson Simmentals Peter Sweeten Peters Simmentals Pinecreek Simmentals R Plus Simmentals

Rancier Farms Rena Pulyk RLVS Veterinary Services Russell Sevick Rusylvia Cattle CO Ruth Stewart SIBL Simmentals Silver Spur Photography Silvertop Simmentals Skylark Cattle Co. Snider’s Cattle Service Stan Church Stout Bros. Simmentals Terry Vernon Today’s Publishing/TBar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Tonette Farms Transcon Livestock Triple T Diamond Simmentals Tryon Simmentals TSN Livestock Ty-D Livestock Tyler Libke Ultra Livestock Virgina Ranch W2 Farms W2 Land & Cattle WestGen Westlock Veterinary Centre Westway Farms WJ Simmentals Wolfe Farms World Simmental Federation Y Coulee Land & Cattle

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What an honor it is to wear your nation’s flag on your sleeve. My trip to St. Paul, Minnesota, is one that I will remember forever. I met many amazing people and had many great opportunities, I was also able to share this great experience with Cassidy Pinkham and Brittany Barkley. This trip is actually my second time being sent to the States through the Young Canadian Simmental Association and it just reminds me of everything that this association has done for me, along with so many others. It was a great opportunity to have been one of the representatives of Canada while competing in the American Junior Simmental Association’s National Show. While I was in Minnesota I was able to gain new knowledge and experiences throughout the competitions that I was a part of, as well I was exposed to some of the most elite Simmental cattle in America. It is exciting to know that our great breed is in the hands of capable youth across North America and that the Simmental breed has a bright future. I would like to make a big thank you to the Young Canadian Simmental Association, the Canadian Simmental Association and The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for allowing me the opportunity to go on this amazing experience. As well as I would like to thank Brittany Barkley for being Cassidy’s and my chaperone. I would like to thank Kelsey Manske for being the Young Canadian Simmental Coordinator and organizing us on this trip. In addition, I would also like to congratulate Cassidy Pinkham for also being chosen to attend the AJSA Show. - Mackenzie Skeels

My name is Cassidy Pinkham from Metcalfe, Ontario. Last summer I competed at the National Classic in Fredericton, New Brunswick and this spring I was given the opportunity to travel to St. Paul, Minnesota the first week of July to attend the ‘Chillin’ Edition of the American Junior Simmental Association National Show. Coming along on this amazing journey with me was Mackenzie Skeels of Rimbey, Alberta. On July 2, we set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Once we all arrived in St. Paul we headed off to the first day of the show and began the activities. We participated in many educational activities throughout the show such as, public speaking, a genetic evaluation quiz, a cattleman’s quiz, sales talk and a six class judging competition. I was fortunate enough to be placed in the top 20 intermediate exhibitors for sales talk. Throughout the show, we watched the Simbrah, percentage and purebred shows as well as showmanship. The evening following showmanship there was a banquet and awards ceremony with a prime rib dinner. Aside from the show, Mackenzie, our chaperone Brittany and I went to the Mall of America, the sculpture garden and a St. Paul Saints baseball game. I would like to thank the Young Canadian Simmental Association, the Canadian Simmental Association and the Friends of Canadian Simmental as well as the other supporters, for allowing me to attend this amazing experience. I would also like to thank our chaperone, Brittany Barkley for attending this trip with Mackenzie and I. Throughout this trip, I learned some valuable tools that I can bring home to utilize in planning shows with my 4-H club as well as to pass on to my provincial board. - Cassidy Pinkham 43


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Young Canadian Simmental Association 2018/2019 Board of Directors Krista Whalen

President & QuebecDirector (819) 679-7964 kristawhalenphotography@hotmail.com

Lisa Reich

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Dayne Whelan

1st Vice President &Alberta Director (780) 898-2934 lisa_reich1996@hotmail.com

Saskatchewan Director (306) 371-2955 whelan_dayne@hotmail.com

Allison Booth

Gracie Falconer

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Mackenzie Skeels

Manitoba Director (204) 576-0163 gmfalconer@hotmail.com

Montana Stillman Loyst Ontario Director (705) 957-7890 aloyst13@hotmail.ca

Connor Morse

Maritimes Director (902) 844-0286 cdmsimmentals@gmail.com

Kelsey Manske

YCSA Program Coordinator (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com


2018 NATIONAL CLASSIC August 9 - 12, 2018

Olds, Alberta

Thank you to our Showmanship Judge – Jordan Buba, Conformation Show Judge – Marlin Leblanc Team Fitting Judges – Kyle & Brittany Boss, Print Marketing Judge – Alana Williams Judging Competition Judges – Kolby Heaven, Duncan Pearson, Kyle O’Neil & Kirsten Fornwald Sales Talk Judges – Jay Good, Jocelyn O’Neil, Justine Gardner & Kim Matthews Photography & Scrapbooking Judge – Cassie Dorran

OPEN SHOW FEMALE DIVISION

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Devon Scott with Scott Miss Felicity 6F sired by Harkers Icon

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Mackenzie Skeels with Anchor D Fantasia sired by BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D

RESERVE CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Kayla Jones with LEAH Moonglow 38D sired by TSC Geronimo 967J and her calf KAYJ Milky Way sired by Big Sky

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN BULL Mackenzie Skeels with Anchor D Shazam 318E sired by FGAF French Attack 010C

BULL DIVISION

BRED AND OWNED SHOW

CHAMPION BULL CALF J.R. Good with YR Burning Flame 519F sired by MRL Casanova 72B

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Dylan Fuller with DDF Pure Elegance 81F sired by LFE The Riddler 323B RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Brynn Whelan with BBB Colour Me Red 1F sired by WPT Mr 3 Dimension 3D

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Kade Rancier with RF Joy’s Elegance 747E sired by SVS Captain Morgan 11Z

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Alex Lee with CBA Caped Crusader 71F sired by LFE The Riddler 323B CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED FEMALE Brynn Whelan with BBB Cherry Bomb 2E sired Wheatland Bull 541C

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Brynn Whelan with BBB Cherry Bomb 2E sired by Wheatland Bull 541C

CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR AND CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Brynn Whelan with WTP Ms Sweet Revenge 19C sired by Double G Ted 42Y and her calf BBB Colour Me Red 1F sired by WPT Mr 3 Dimension 3D

CHAMPION YEARLING BULL AND CHAMPION OPEN BULL Kathryn Dolliver with JT Greater Consensus 113E sired by BF Special Consensus RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Cathryn Thompson with CHT Miss Endless Joy 8E sired by 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X

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GROUP CLASSES PROGENY OF DAM Brynn Whelan, Grandora, SK

CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR AND RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED FEMALE Garren Skeels with Garren’s Jasmine 227D sired by Anchor D Mr Gibbs 20Z and her calf Garren’s Jazz 327F sired by Virginia Precision 16C

RESERVE CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR Garren Skeels with Garren’s Jezebel 24C sired by FGAF Barbossa 707X and her calf Garren’s Gisele 28F sired by FGAF French Attack 010C

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Levi Martin with Sunny sired by Man Among Boys GET OF SIRE Gary Waldron, Rimbey, AB

CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR AND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Jacey Massey with New Trend Sparkle 4C sired by BC Lookout and her calf New Trend Shine 3F sired by JF Back In Black

BREEDER’S HERD Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB SHOWMANSHIP

COMMERCIAL SHOW

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Alex Lee with CBA Aspyn 77F sired by W/C Loaded Up 1119Y

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Wyatt Millar with BAR-A Stormy D 16F sired by R Plus Venom 4006B

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Jacey Massey with New Trend Jewels Dream 14E sired by Colburn Primo 5153

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RESERVE CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR AND RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Hanna Gregoire with BLG Miss Attitude 601D sired by Maine/Angus and her calf DMDM Sassy 840F sired by LFE Striker 352D

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF Wyatt Millar with BAR-A Firestorm 11F sired by R Plus Venom 4006B

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF Raven Bullee with Cinch sired by Todd’s Royal Crush

CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN Kade Rancier, Killam, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN Bailey Smith, Cherhill, AB

CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMAN Sydney Edwards, Carbon, AB


PEEWEE

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMAN Wyatt Bradford, Eckville, AB

OVERALL CHAMPION SHOWPERSON Travis Edwards, Carbon, AB

PEEWEE COMPETITORS Hawkin Mader, Carstairs, AB Chick Harvey, Olds, AB Tulsa Smith, Byemoor, AB Faith Shologan, Westlock, AB QUIZ

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE SHOWMAN Travis Edwards, Carbon, AB

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION SHOWPERSON Devon Scott, Arrowwood, AB AGGREGATES CHAMPION NOVICE Jaycee Clark, Sundre, AB RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, SK CHAMPION JUNIOR Kallista Chessor, Lacombe, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE SHOWMAN Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Will Bradford, Eckville, AB NOVICE AGGREGATE Kade Rancier, Killam, AB

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Ryan Edwards, Carbon, ON

JUNIOR AGGREGATE Will Bradford, Eckville, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Montana Stillman-Loyst, Havelock, ON

INTERMEDIATE AGGREGATE Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

CHAMPION SENIOR Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB

SENIOR AGGREGATE Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Emilee Oro, Clive, AB PRINT MARKETING

CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMAN Alex Johnson, Saskatoon, SK

AJSA TRIP AGGREGATE WINNER Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMAN Devon Scott, Arrowwood, AB

AJSA TRIP RESERVE AGGREGATE WINNER Ryan Edwards, Carbon, AB

CHAMPION NOVICE Jaycee Clark, Sundre, AB RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Carlee Clark, Sundre, AB

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

CHAMPION JUNIOR Lexi Dietrich, Forestburg, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Cheyenne Schwengler, Alder Flats, AB

TEAM FITTING

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Jacey Massey, Strathmore, AB CHAMPION SENIOR Erin Harakal, Warburg, AB CHAMPION JUNIOR Levi Martin, Stettler, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Wyatt Bradford, Eckville, AB

JUDGING

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Jacey Massey, Strathmore, AB CHAMPION SENIOR Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB SCRAPBOOKING

CHAMPION NOVICE Kade Rancier, Killam, AB RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, SK CHAMPION JUNIOR Dylan Fuller, Lacombe, AB RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Wyatt Bradford, Eckville, AB CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Ryan Edwards, Carbon, AB

CHAMPION NOVICE Kade Rancier, Killam, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Abby Rancier, Killam, AB

CHAMPION SENIOR Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

CHAMPION JUNIOR Cheyenne Schwengler, Alder Flats, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Michelle Helm, Geary, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Will Bradford, Eckville, AB

SALES TALK

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Tia Schram, Bruderheim, AB

CHAMPION NOVICE Jaycee Clark, Sundree, AB; Kade Rancier, Killam, AB and Lee Shologan, Westlock, AB RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Carlee Clark, Sundree, AB; Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, SK and Bailey Smith, Cherhill, AB CHAMPION JUNIOR Will Bradford, Eckville, AB; Ashtyn Chessall, Seba Beach, AB and J.R. Good, Falun, AB RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Emma Falconer, Hartney, MB; Tate Stillman-Loyst, Havelock, ON and Dylan Fuller, Lacombe, AB CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Ryan Edwards, Carbon, AB; Jacey Massey, Strathmore, AB and Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Travis Edwards, Carbon, AB; Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON and Gracie Falconer, Hartney, MB CHAMPION SENIOR Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB; Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB and Dayne Whelan, Grandora, SK

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Krista Whalen, Gould, QC; Kayla Jones, Olds, AB and Tyler Bullee, Sedgewick, AB

CHAMPION SENIOR Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB

SPIRIT OF THE SHOW AWARD

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB PHOTOGRAPHY

CHAMPION NOVICE Kade Rancier, Killam, AB RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Abby Rancier, Killam, AB CHAMPION JUNIOR Dylan Fuller, Lacombe, AB RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

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CHAMPION NOVICE Kade Rancier, Killam, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Ryan Edwards, Carbon, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE Abby Rancier, Killam, AB

CHAMPION SENIOR Wyatt Miller, Grandora, SK

Lisa Reich, Tomahawk, AB


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Showmanship Judge: Ryan Archdekin

Conformation Judges: Kyle & Brittany Boss

Open ShOw

Bred & Owned ShOw

champiOn heifer calf McIntosh Lucy 4F exhibited by Seth McIntosh

champiOn yearling heifer and champiOn Bred and Owned female BBB Cherry Bomb 2E exhibited by Brynn Whelan

reServe champiOn heifer calf BBB Colour Me Red 1F exhibited by Brynn Whelan

reServe yearling heifer and reServe champiOn Bred and Owned female Bar-A Radiance 13E exhibited by Wyatt Millar champiOn twO year Old and champiOn Open female McIntosh Lexi 6D exhibited by Seth McIntosh

cOmmercial ShOw champiOn heifer calf Malibu exhibited by Alex Manson

champiOn twO year Old and champiOn cOmmercial female Clover - Calf at Side: Malibu - exhibited by Alex Manson

ShOwmanShip nOvice ShOwman Taylor Reid

champiOn yearling heifer BBB Cherry Bomb 2E exhibited by Brynn Whelan

juniOr ShOwman Darby McCormack champiOn mature and reServe champiOn Open female WPT Ms Sweet Revenge exhibited by Brynn Whelan

intermediate ShOwman Bailey McCormack

champiOn yearling heifer and reServe SeniOr ShOwman champiOn cOmmercial female Sadie Anwender Cleo exhibited by Dayne Whelan reServe champiOn yearling heifer Sugar Blossom exhibited by Sydney McCormack

aggregateS

nOvice aggregate reServe champiOn twO year Old female Taylor Reid Moonshine - Calf at side: Ferdinand - exhibited by juniOr aggregate Sydney McCormack Jamie Attrux

reServe champiOn yearling heifer Bar-A Elegant exhibited by Wyatt Millar champiOn Bull calf and champiOn Open Bull Bar-A First Up 19F exhibited by Wyatt Millar

intermediate aggregate Leah Libke SeniOr aggregate Wyatt Millar

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Judge: Kurt Duncan Open ShOw

bred & Owned ShOw

cOmmercial ShOw

champiOn heifer calf and reServe champiOn bred and Owned female JCLS Fleck of Gold exhibited by Colby Boal

champiOn heifer calf and champiOn cOmmercial female Cameron Fullout 24F exhibited by Hannah Cameron

champiOn yearling heifer and reServe champiOn Open female HPF Cottontail E041 exhibited by Cassidy Pinkham

reServe champiOn heifer calf JCL Fanni exhibited by Zoey Boal

champiOn yearling heifer JASE Oranges The Nu Black exhibited by Hazel Stillman

champiOn yearling heifer DYLN Elanor 104E exhibited by Dylan Foley

reServe champiOn yearling heifer Hill Ella E64 exhibited by Morgan MacIntyre

reServe champiOn yearling heifer Donovandale Eloise exhibited by Madison Boal

reServe champiOn yearling heifer Maple Acres Enchantress exhibited by Adrienne Robson

champiOn heifer calf Ironhill Tootsie Roll exhibited by Chiara Farina reServe champiOn heifer calf XCEL Sheeza Sapphire 402F exhibited by Morgan MacIntyre

champiOn twO year Old female Donovandale Dixie Chick exhibited by Madison Boal reServe champiOn twO year Old female Donovandale Diamonds exhibited by Colby Boal

champiOn mature and champiOn bred and Owned female Jock River Always Frisky exhibited by Aubrie Mowat

champiOn twO year Old female and reServe champiOn cOmmercial female JASE Queen Alanna exhibited by Sally Stillman ShOwmanShip pee wee ShOwman Sally Stillman

champiOn mature and champiOn Open female XCEL Sheeza Gem 407A exhibited by Morgan MacIntyre

nOvice ShOwman Hannah Cameron

reServe champiOn mature female Jock River Always Frisky exhibited by Aubrie Mowat

juniOr ShOwman Dawson Pinkham

champiOn bull calf and reServe champiOn Open bull DYLN Freight Train 106F exhibited by Dylan Foley

intermediate ShOwman Morgan MacIntrye champiOn bull calf and champiOn bred and Owned bull DYLN Freight Train 106F exhibited by Dylan Foley

reServe champiOn bull calf Alliance Wide Track 718 exhibited by Dante Farina

SeniOr and Overall champiOn ShOwperSOn Dylan Foley Overall reServe champiOn ShOwperSOn Aubrie Mowat aggregateS pee wee aggregate Sally Stillman nOvice aggregate Hazel Stillman

champiOn yearling and champiOn Open bull Ironhill Rollin Thunder exhibited by Chiara Farina reServe champiOn yearling bull Donovandale Bailout exhibited by Madison Boal

reServe champiOn bull calf and reServe champiOn bred and Owned bull JCLM Fonzi exhibited by Madison Boal

juniOr aggregate Dawson Pinkham intermediate and Overall reServe grand aggregate Morgan Macintyre SeniOr and Overall champiOn aggregate Aubrie Mowat

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Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup judges

champion junior female Cody Carson with RJP Pocahontas 41E

Chad Hollinger Austen Anderson

reserve champion junior female Sam deRocquigny with Bert’s Ms Electric 14E

showmanship champion pee wee Aklen Abey champion junior Ty Nykoliaton champion intermediate Sam deRocquigny champion senior Justin Carvey simmental class 1 - simmental heifer calf 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn champion heifer calf Cody Carson with NAC Merlot 92F class 2a - simmental Bred heifer 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn 2. Bree Russell, Reston class 2B - simmental Bred heifer 1. Sam deRocquigny, Haywood 2. Kira Dagg, Wapella, SK

class 3 - simmental cow/calf pair 2. Cody Carson, Rossburn

August 3-5, 2018

Neepawa, MB

reserve champion senior female Sveinna Bjarnarson

grand aggregates

champion Bull calf Cindy Jack

champion junior Ty Nykoliation

champion pee wee Aklen Abey

reserve champion Bull calf Sveinna Bjarnarson

champion intermediate Emily Speers champion senior Naomi Best

champion senior female Cody Carson with NAC 36D

fat steer show

champion Bull calf Sam deRocquigny with Bert’s Fired Up 15F

grand champion steer Claire Lavalee

reserve champion Bull calf Cody Carson with NAC Almost Famous 2F

reserve grand champion steer Brock Sigurdson

commercial cattle division champion heifer calf Emily Speers champion junior female and grand champion female Kaitlyn Davey reserve champion junior female Gracie Falconer champion senior female and reserve grand champion female Emily Speers

Quebec Junior Beef Show

Open ShOw champiOn heifer calf Sabe P Red Sandy 7F exhibited by Mathias Tetreault reServe champiOn heifer calf Sane H.R Garnette 109F exhibited by Jade Noiseux

champiOn yearling heifer and reServe champiOn Open female Sane W.T Garnette 223E exhibited by Jade Noiseux

July 5-8, 2018

reServe champiOn yearling heifer Triple R Bamba 1E exhibited by Jacob Rothney

champiOn twO year Old and champiOn Open female Sane UPG Garnette 128D exhibited by Jade Noiseux reServe champiOn twO year Old female Sabe P Red Daisy 2D exhibited by Mathias Tetreault

Brome, QC

champiOn mature female Sabe Red Windy 1A exhibited by Nathan Tetreault reServe champiOn mature female Sonmar Red Gun exhibited by River Morse

champiOn Bull calf Riverside Flash 4F exhibited by River Morse

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Maritime YCSA Classic

OPEN SHOW Champion heifer Calf CDM/DJ’s Ms Ice Scream 17F exhibited by Connor Morse reserve Champion heifer Calf CWSS Crown Jewel exhibited by Connor White Champion Yearling heifer JT Opal exhibited by Cameron White reserve Champion Yearling heifer BDCC Envy exhibited by Connor White Champion two Year old female CDM Ms Starstruck 13D exhibited by Connor Morse reserve Champion two Year old female JT Crown Jewel exhibited by Connor White Champion mature female Big Ker Xample exhibited by Melanie Delong Champion open female CDM Ms Starstruck 13D exhibited by Connor Morse reserve Champion open female JT Opal exhibited by Cameron White Champion Bull Calf WKF Equilizer exhibited by Ray Parson reserve Champion Bull Calf CWSS Scarface exhibited by Connor White title sponsor: Blue Line New Holland Lobster Point Properties MIP Show Supplies Morse View Farms

September 21-23, 2018

Judge: Randy Angevine

Windsor, NS

Champion Yearling Bull WKF Gladiator exhibited by Ray Parsons reserve Champion Yearling Bull WKF Ex’s & O’s exhibited by Ray Parsons Champion open Bull WKF Gladiator exhibited by Ray Parsons reserve Champion open Bull WKF Equilizer exhibited by Ray Parsons Champion Bred and owned female Lil Ker Explosion exhibited by Melanie Delong COMMERCIAL SHOW Champion heifer Calf & Champion CommeriCal female Bombshell exhibited by Ashley Black reserve Champion heifer Calf and reserve Champion CommerCial female Ross Creek Felicia exhibited by Lance Hiltz SHOWMANSHIP Champion pee wee showperson Cassidy Hambly Champion noviCe showperson Peyton Ringuette Champion Junior showperson Connor White Champion intermediate showperson Alex Crawford Champion senior and overall Champion showperson Ashley Black overall reserve Champion showperson Melanie Porter

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ABC Cattle Co..........................................................57 Adair Ranch..............................................................53 Alameda Agencies Ltd..............................................63 Alliance Simmental Farms........................................60 Alta Genetics............................................................64 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals...................................53 Apex Cattle...............................................................11 Applecross Cattle.....................................................53 Artisan Beef Farms...................................................60 Artisan Farms...........................................................63 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd....................................57 Aumack Simmentals.................................................57 Bar 5 Farms..............................................................60 Bar CL Livestock......................................................53 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals....................................53 Big Rock Simmentals...............................................53 Black River Farms....................................................60 Blacksand Cattle Company......................................59 Blue Mountains Farm...............................................60 Blushrose Simmental Farm......................................57 Bohrson Marketing Services.............................6, 7, 64 Bonchuk Farms........................................................59 Boomer Creek Livestock..........................................60 Bouchard Livestock International...........3, 4, 5, 11, 64 Boundary Ranch.......................................................57 Bova-Tech Ltd...........................................................64 Bow Valley Genetics.................................................64 Brooksland Farms....................................................60 Cameo Farms...........................................................15 Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off..............................26 Canadian Bull Congress...........................................63 Canadian Cattlemen.................................................64 Carey, Brent..............................................................63 Cattle Cures..............................................................63 Chittick Family Farms...............................................14 Circle G Simmentals & Angus..................................53 City View Simmentals...............................................57 Clearwater Simmentals............................................53 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh............................................60 Crossroad Farms......................................................57 Czech-Mate Livestock..............................................53 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd....................64 Deeg Simmental.......................................................53 Destiny Simmentals..................................................60 Diamond B Simmentals............................................15 Diamond T Simmentals............................................54 Don Heggie Simmentals...........................................54 Donovandale Farms.................................................60 Dora Lee Genetics....................................................60 Dorran Marketing Inc................................................63 Dorran, Steve...........................................................63 Double Bar D Farms.........................................IFC, 57 Double G Simmentals...............................................57 Double J Ranches....................................................15 Downey Farms.........................................................59 Dunc’s Cattle Co.......................................................61 Dwayann Simmentals...............................................61 Eagle Ridge Simmentals..........................................54 East Poplar Simmentals...........................................58 Edge, Dean...............................................................63 EDN Simmentals......................................................58 Elliott Simmentals.....................................................15 Elm Tree Farms........................................................61 Erixon Simmentals....................................................58 Fallen Timber Farms................................................53 Ferme Gagnon Inc....................................................62 Foley Simmentals.....................................................61 Genex Cooperative, Inc............................................64 GJR Simmentals.......................................................58

Grant Rolston Photography Ltd................................63 Gravandale Simmentals...........................................61 Grimm Ranches........................................................15 Grinalta Farms....................................................15, 54 Grindell Farms..........................................................15 H. S. Knill Co. Ltd.....................................................64 Hairy Hill Cattle Co...................................................54 Hannah Simmentals.................................................54 Harvie Ranching.......................................................54 High Bluff Stock Farm...............................................59 High Country Cattle Services...................................54 Hi-Tech Farms..........................................................61 Hoegl Livestock........................................................58 Indian River Cattle Co..............................................61 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd.......................64 Janzen Ranches.......................................................54 Jetstream Livestock..................................................61 JNR Farms...............................................................54 Keato Meadow Simmentals......................................54 Kin Kin Cattle Co......................................................54 Kulyk Simmentals.....................................................13 Kuntz Simmental Farm.............................................58 LaBatte Simmentals.................................................58 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............................................58 Lazy S Ranch Inc.....................................................54 Leewood Ranch........................................................15 Lewis Farms...................................................OBC, 54 Little Willow Creek Ranch.........................................58 Lloydminster Livestock Sales...................................31 Lobster Point Farms.................................................62 Lone Stone Farms..............................................19, 54 Luv-N-It Cattle Company..........................................54 M & J Farms.............................................................60 M & R Cattle Co........................................................55 MacKenzie Cattle Company.....................................55 Mader Ranches........................................................55 Maple Key Farm.......................................................61 Mar Mac Farms..................................................29, 60 Masterfeeds..............................................................63 Maxwell Simmentals.................................................55 McCormack Family Ranch.......................................58 MCG Simmentals.....................................................55 McIntosh Livestock...................................................58 McManus Simmentals..............................................60 McMillen Ranching Ltd.............................................58 Meadow Acres Farms...............................................58 MI Simmentals..........................................................55 Mitchell Cattle Co.....................................................53 New Holland Agriculture.............................................1 New World Simmentals............................................15 Nolara Farms............................................................55 North Creek Simmentals..........................................58 North Hill Simmentals...............................................55 O Double E Simmentals...........................................55 Oberg, Don...............................................................63 OBI Livestock Ltd.....................................................14 O’Brien Farms..........................................................61 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group............................55 Oslanski Simmental Farms ......................................55 Parkhill Ranches.......................................................55 Pearson Farms.........................................................55 Pheasantdale Simmentals........................................58 Phillips Farms...........................................................62 Pine Creek Simmentals............................................55 Porter Ranches.........................................................55 Pro Rich Seeds.........................................................60 Rancier Farms..........................................................56 RDG Simmentals......................................................56 Rehorst Farms Ltd....................................................61

Rendezvous Farms..................................................60 River Point Cattle Co................................................61 Riverbank Farms......................................................60 Robb Farms..............................................................59 Robson Acres...........................................................61 Rosebud Simmentals...............................................56 Rust Mountain View Ranch......................................62 SAJ Simmentals.......................................................59 Saugeen Acres.........................................................56 Schweitzer Simmentals............................................27 Seven M Livestock...................................................56 Silver Smith Farms Ltd.............................................56 Silver Swiss Simmentals..........................................30 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.......................15, 56 Skeels, Dan..............................................................63 SKOR Simmentals....................................................56 Skylark Cattle Company...........................................15 Southpaw Cattle Company.......................................56 Spring Creek Simmentals.........................................59 Spring Lake Simmentals...........................................56 Spruce View Acres...................................................34 Starwest Farms........................................................56 Steen Agencies.........................................................63 Stewart Simmentals..................................................61 Stillwater Simmentals...............................................15 Stock, Mark...............................................................63 Stockmens Insurance...............................................63 Stone Simmentals....................................................56 Storebo Farm............................................................59 Sullivan Simmentals.................................................62 Sully’s Farm..............................................................61 Sun Rise Simmentals...............................................59 Sun Star Simmentals................................................56 Sunny Valley Simmentals.........................................59 Swan Lake Farms.....................................................59 Swantewitt Simmentals............................................56 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd........................................15, 64 The Register.............................................................62 Timberlind Auctions..................................................63 Todd Simmentals......................................................62 Transcon Livestock Corp................19, 20, 27, 64, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix........................................................64 Triple Rose Simmentals...........................................62 Tryon Simmentals.....................................................62 TSN Livestock..........................................................60 Tymarc Livestock......................................................56 Verleysen Farms.......................................................56 Virginia Ranch..........................................................57 W2 Farms ................................................................59 W2 Land & Cattle.....................................................57 Webster Simmentals................................................15 Weldehaven Farms..................................................62 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company..............................57 Westway Farms Ltd..................................................57 Wild Oak Farms........................................................62 Windy Knoll Farm.....................................................62 WJ Simmentals.........................................................57 Wolfe Farms.............................................................57 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh......................................................57 XRC Simmentals................................................19, 59

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October 2018 Publication Information ......................................... 2 From The Gate Post (English) .............................. 9 Alberta 4-H ...............................................................10 Breed Improvement (English)............................12 YCSA Alumni Story ................................................17 THE Report ...............................................................21 Vet’s Advice ..............................................................25 From the Gate Post (French)..............................28 Breed Improvement (French) ............................32 CBBC News Release ..............................................35 On the Move ............................................................36 Member Announcements ...................................37 Alberta Simmental Association.........................38

Saskatchewan Simmental Association ...........39 Ontario Simmental Association ........................40 Maritime Simmental Association .....................41 Young Canadian Simmental Association ......43 2018 National Classic Show Results ...............45 Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Results ........49 Ontario Trillium Classic Show Results ............50 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Results ........51 Quebec Junior Beef Show Results ...................51 Maritime YCSA Classic Results ..........................52 Ad Index.....................................................................65 CSA Contacts ...........................................................66 What’s Happening .................................................67

#13, 4101 19th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 P: (403) 250-7979 • F: (403) 250-5121 www.simmental.com • E: cansim@simmental.com CSA Executive President Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca First Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Larry Barkley Ingleside, ON P: (613)537-2441 C: (613)360-2443 larrybarkley@sympatico.ca Frank Robblee Crapaud, PEI P: (902)432-0596 frobblee@gmail.com

Second Vice-President Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net

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

CSA Directors

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

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

Provincial Associations

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

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Alberta President Jill Mader Carstairs, AB P: (403) 807-8140 maderranches@gmail.com

Ontario President Brittany Barkley Wellesley, ON P: (519) 656-2199 brittanybarkley@hotmail.com

Field Person Dwayne Martin Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com

Member Services Manager: Whitney DeDecker memberservices@gmail.com

Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com Saskatchewan President Kirsten Fornwald Lampman, SK P: (306) 487-2557 meadowacres@signaldirect.ca Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Manitoba President Andrea Bertholet Cartwright, MB P: (204) 483-0319 adbertholet@hotmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

Quebec Président Sylvain Lambert La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914

CSA Staff General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Sue Giles P: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

Member Services Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Randy Bollum Saint-Garmain, QC P: (403) 540-5949 P/F: (819) 395-4453 rbollum@simmental.com sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Processing Department Maritimes Perry Welygan President pwelygan@simmental.com Kerwin Delong Beth Rankin Kingston, NS brankin@simmental.com P: (902) 765-2645 Receptionist & Member Services kdelong@bellaliant.net Devra Leavitt Secretary: Jennie Mutch dleavitt@simmental.com P: (902) 388-1613 Administrative Assistant jenniemutch@gmail.com Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com


What’s Happening

Dec. 6 Dec. 7 Dec. 8

OctOber Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 6 Oct. 5 - 7 Oct. 5 - 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 24 - 28 Oct. 26

Dec. 9 Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Rimbey, AB Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Ponoka, AB Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Dawson Creek, BC Shades of Autumn Production & Prospect Sale Houston, BC Ontario Simmental Solution Sale Listowel, ON Olds Fall Classic Olds, AB Expo Boeuf Victoriaville, QC M&L Cattle Company Complete Simmental & Purebred Charolais Dispersal Indian River, ON Set Your Sights Olds, AB Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures Sale Rimbey, AB River Point Cattle Co & Guests Fall Gala Sale Glencoe, ON Ottawa Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON Partners for Progress Sale 8th Edition Shefford, QC Canadian National Simmental Show Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB Ricochet Stock Farm Complete Simmental Female Dispersal Innisfail, AB

NOvember Nov. 2 - 11 Nov. 3 Nov. 7 - 11 Nov. 14 - 17 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 16 Nov. 19 - 24 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Nov. 30 Nov. 30

Royal Agriculture Winter Fair Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Toronto, ON Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Futures One Online Simmental Sale - Edition 9 Harvest Hoedown 24th Annual Simmental Sale Neepawa, MB Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, AB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 38th Annual Sale Cypress River, MB Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK Agribition Simmental 48th Annual Sale Regina, SK Soderglen Ranches’ 2nd Annual Bred Female Sale Airdrie, AB SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB

December Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 4 Dec. 5

Lewis Farms “Leading Ladies” Female Sale Spruce Grove, AB Mar Mac New Generation Female Sale Brandon, MB The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK Keystone Konnection 40th Annual Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Transcon’s Western Harvest 5th Annual Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Double Bar D “Sharing The Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK

Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 16 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 21

Transcon’s Simmsational 41st Annual Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK McMillen Ranching Ltd. “Herdbuilder 2018” Female Sale Carievale, SK 3rd Annual Pride of the Prairies Sale Saskatoon, SK Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Southern Alberta Simmental Round up 25th Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Friday Night Lights 7th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB Checkers Simmental Sale Ponoka, AB Transcon’s National Trust On Ice Semen & Embryo Sale Chapter XI Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XXI Red Deer, AB S.I.B.L Simmentals “Half the Herd” Sale Red Deer, AB Maple Lake Stock Farms Production Sale Hartney, MB Springcreek “Golden Opportunity V” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Schweitzer Simmentals Complete Herd Dispersal Virden, MB Harvie Ranching Simmental Cow Dispersal Sale Olds, AB

JaNuary Jan. 13 Jan. 26 Jan. 26

Rust Mountain View Ranch Online Sale BreedersWorld.com MC Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Lazy S Ranch 50th Anniversary Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB

February Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 25

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Janzen Ranches 26th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Rust Mountain View Ranch 8th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND, USA JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Diamond M Ranch 8th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Outlaw Cattle Co. 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Mader Ranches 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Ultra/Czech Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Rendezvous Farms 15th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB W2 Land & Cattle Bull Sale Vermilion, AB M&J/Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two-Year-Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Crossroad Farms 13th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Robb/Hoegl 14th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 34th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB KSL Simmentals 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB

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Feb. 25 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28

Muirhead Cattle Co. 17th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & SimmAngus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Herd Master 24th Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Pheasantdale 15th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co./Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Mcauley, MB

Mar. 16

Bull Fest ‘19 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB LaBatte Simmentals 39th Annual Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Lockhart Valley 14th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB McMillen Ranching 25th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK R-Plus 19th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Sunny Valley Simmentals 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 17th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit of Perfection” Simmental & Angus 14th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Westway/Deeg 16th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Synergie 7th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Wheeler Stock Farms 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Next Generation 6th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB South Sask Simmental & Angus Sale Moose Jaw, SK Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 20th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Meadow Acres Bull Sale Lampman, SK Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Duralta Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Vegreville, AB Wilson/Snider 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 20th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC

Mar. 24

marcH Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 16

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Mar. 16 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 23

Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Mar. 30

Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK WLB Livestock 15th Annual Beef Bull Sale Douglas, MB Rainbow River Simmentals 4th Annual Bull Sale Fisher Branch, MB Herter Simmentals “Paint’em Black” 4th Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Ter-Ron Farms Bull & Select Female Sale Forestburg, AB Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Perrot / Come as U R Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, AB Redrich Farms 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB Anchor B/Anchorage 18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK

april Apr. 7 Apr. 8 Apr. 15

Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Genetic Distinction Bull Sale Alameda, AB


Leading Ladies Female Sale Dec. 1, 2018

LFE 618A Daughter by McDavid

LFE 11T Daughter by Vegas

LFE 30X LFE 65Y LFE 56B 3 Daughters by Riddler Maternal Sister by Global Daughter by Power Wagon & 2 by Gotham

LFE 114U Daughter by Westcott

GR 123B 2 Daughters by Kelly

LFE 1Z

LFE 111Y

Selling 50 Bred Heifers 19 Heifer Calves 3 Exclusive Semen Lots

LFE 150Z Daughter by Explorer

LFE 646R Daughter by Global

LFE 120W Daughter by Raven

LFE 12S Daughter by Bank Note

Mothers to 2018 Bull Calf Crop

LFE 2046C

LFE 181T

LFE 2000A

LFE 11X

LFE 50Y

LFE 55Z

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Fax: 780-962-2467 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 34th Jordan@lewisfarms.ca kyle@lewisfarms.ca corrie@lewisfarms.ca Annual Bull Sale Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 February 23, 2019 Female Sale Guest Consigner: Boss Lake Genetics Kyle Boss 780-920-7014, Brittany Boss 780-699-4266

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