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Volume 40, Number 4

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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“Collaboration – The Key to Moving Forward”

he Canadian Beef production chain is one with many links and segments. Seed-stock, cow-calf, feedlot, processors, retailers and food service, all play an important role in providing consumers with beef that is nutritious and provides value to all through a quality eating experience. All of these segments are equally important in the production of beef and also in messaging the story of how beef is produced. Beef production is facing increasing challenges of misinformation and we all share the responsibility of providing consistent, accurate and informative messaging in a world that is becoming challenged with “information overload.” Sustainability of food production and particularly beef, has been a growing discussion within society as a whole and many industry organizations are being active in that discussion which has led to the development of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) https://crsb.ca/. The CRSB draws together beef producer groups as well as major companies to discuss concerns and ideas on how to make beef production sustainable financially, environmentally, and in a way that is acceptable to mainstream society. This dialogue is a two-way street in that beef producers need to listen as well as educate. It truly needs to be a learning process for all. Canadian Simmental recently joined the CRSB as a member and is looking forward to working with the CRSB membership in the future. One of the benefits of collaboration and increased interaction with those partners in the beef production chain has been an increased awareness of the need and importance of genetic improvement in cattle focusing on many areas including meat quality, efficiency, stayability, health and wellness and optimizing beef’s environmental footprint. This new focus is very timely as the major Canadian beef breeds are working through the Canadian Beef Breeds Council in developing a business plan and structure for the creation of the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN). Canadian Simmental has taken an active lead in this process along with others and is committed to playing a role in collaborating to continue improving the genetics of the Canadian beef industry. There are many reasons as to why this is important. When compared to genetic improvement used in the poultry, hog and dairy sectors it is safe to say that the beef industry has lagged behind our protein competitors; and breed associations have been fortunate that others haven’t taken control of seed-stock production. With

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the new emerging plant-based protein products, we are seeing new competition and choices for consumer’s food dollars. We need our industry to become more efficient and that applies to all breeds, the ones who fail to recognize this will be delegated to “hobby” status like some already have. The Canadian beef herd is established on a crossbreeding model and producers need to know not only how breeds interact with one another, but which bull within a specific breed can provide the improvement that is needed. While still in the early developmental stage, CBIN is a possibility for breed associations to acquire data from commercial cattle in order to develop better selection tools and provide genetics to make the industry more sustainable. Again, collaboration is key to CBIN happening. Canadian Simmental has also partnered with American Simmental over the last several decades in striving to improve and promote the breed. Since the importation of Parisien over fifty years ago, we have worked together through our promotion efforts and through our joint genetic evaluation in advancing the Simmental breed in North America. While attending the American Simmental Fall Focus in Manhattan, Kansas in late August, attendees were made aware of some new projects and opportunities that will greatly benefit Simmental. Canadian Simmental and our customers can also utilize some of these initiatives such as the Feeder Profit Calculator https://www.internationalgeneticsolutions.com/index.php/feederprofit-calc as a product of our partnership through the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) structure. Canadian Simmental breeders and the CSA have enjoyed unprecedented success over the last decade because of collaboration and building relationships throughout the industry. There is no “Power of One” in the beef industry, we have proven there is far more to gain when we work collaboratively and there are many opportunities for valuable collaborations within the beef industry ahead. Hoping that your harvest is complete and that your calves pushed the scale down hard!


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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

Parentage and Beyond – Part 1

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robably one of the most fundamental items associated with purebred cattle is that of a registration paper. Over time, a “registration” has changed to the point where it may only appear online and there is a lot of information on the paper besides a fancy name. The one constant over time has been that a registration documents the pedigree of the animal. If you are in doubt of this fact, just realize that your breed association and you as a breeder are technically governed by Canadian law that is laid out in the “Animal Pedigree Act.” Obviously, as seedstock breeders we think that pedigree and pedigree integrity is a key component of our business. The concept of like begets like and breeding cattle with known pedigrees to achieve defined goals is pretty much the definition of a breeding program. A lot of the by-laws and discussions held at breed association tables concern pedigree integrity and managing the accuracy of the herdbook. Some History Originally, parentage was confirmed through the use of blood typing and it has since gone through a couple of different DNA based technologies including microsatellites and now SNPs. No matter what technology platform we have moved to, parentage confirmation basically works through the process of elimination/disqualification. In other words, by looking at an animal’s DNA and comparing it to that of the stated parents we can determine who is not an eligible parent. A simplified example is shown below. Marker # Calf Dam Potential Sire 1 Potential Sire 2

1 AA Aa aa AA

2 Bb Bb BB BB

3 CC CC Cc CC

4 DD DD DD Dd

Qualifies Yes No Yes

In this example, the breeder has nominated 2 potential sires as the father of the Calf. Sire 1 is disqualified since the Calf has AA at position 1. Sire 1 has aa at position 1 so could not have given the A to the calf. He is disqualified as the sire. Sire 2 qualifies as a sire of the calf since the markers present in the calf could have all come from Sire 2. This is a very simplified example, since an actual parentage test examine in excess of 200 markers and a higher resolution test such as a 50K will examine hundreds of markers. This creates a very high accuracy or resolution for the test. In fact, the current SNP parentage test has an accuracy well in excess of 99.9%. Some Common Problems Sometimes we run into problems where pedigrees don’t match what we are sure of. This can create some distrust in the system, but an understanding of what can go wrong, also provides us with many of the answers to our own questions.

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Wrong Sire/Dam Identified - Often errors in parentage (where a sire is disqualified for example) is simply a bookkeeping error where an animal ID or sample ID is misidentified. The correction can be as simple as pulling a new sample or nominating an additional sire/dam for testing. Thief in the Night - It is remarkable how fast a bull can breed a cow. “He was only out for about 10 minutes before I caught him,” is a common phrase. It is a good idea to note any escapees and add them to the potential sires list. Improper Sample - This challenge can range from a sample being mislabelled, to being collected improperly to simply being dirty. This can be especially problematic with hair since we need to ensure we have follicles or hair bulbs in the sample. As well, if testing several animals at a time, it is extremely important to prevent cross contamination of samples. Hair and cow manure can make a sticky, staticky mess. It is important to ensure a clean sample from each animal. Past Error - Because pedigrees are built upon generations, sometimes an error from the past can come back to bite us. For an example, a sire may have had a mislabelled DNA sample placed on file, years ago and died in the meantime, or there may have been another error. A more common error might be a sire that is used without being parent verified and then expires before a sample is collected. This creates a difficult challenge for conducting parentage on future generations. A good policy for any seedstock operation is to collect hair samples on each breeding animal in the herd, including sires and dams. Hair samples can be easily stored in envelopes labeled with the animal’s tattoo and kept in a filing cabinet or drawer. These samples will keep for an extended period of time if handled in this way. There is a very good outline of this process on the Beef Cattle Research Council website. http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/cattle-tail-hair-dna-samples/ In a perfect world, we would look to leverage this parentage technology and expand on it in our breeding programs. The next article in this series will discuss some options and applications that you may already be using, or that may be novel approaches for your operation that will hopefully outline some of the opportunities of an expanded parentage/DNA testing program.


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YCSA Alumni Story

YCSA influence valuable in career Not every animal Scott Matthews sees as an order buyer for Above: Scott Matthews, left, is congratulated after winning the Championship Cargill in Ontario and Quebec has a Simmental influence, but Show Person event at the 2004 YCSA Classic in Nova Scotia. being involved with the breed, its associations and activities for the skills I learned through the YCS program.” more than 20 years has provided him with skills, knowledge and Born and raised on the family Simmental farm near Navan, perhaps a bit of wisdom that certainly has had an influence on southeast of Ottawa, Matthews was involved with the local 4-H his every day life. beef club and bought his first purebred Simmental in 1995. He As a senior buyer for Cargill, based in southern Quebec, was involved in 4-H events, showing cattle at various fairs. Matthews is regularly travelling to sale yards and farms across At the Metcalfe Quebec and Ontario regions looking for good quality fat cattle Fair (annual fall fair for the companies processing facilities. not far from Navan) He was born and raised on a small beef farm in Eastern in the mid-90s, he Ontario, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of met Egan Brockoff Guelph, bought his first purebred Simmental heifer in mid-1990s of Alberta, who from Ferme Gagnon who is a longstanding YCSA supporter, was then National and continues to raise a small herd of purebred Simmental President of the cattle on his farm in Hatley Township near Sherbrooke, QC. In YCSA. “I was the middle of all that, he was an active member of the Young probably in my Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) from Above: Scott Matthews presenting on grading early his early teens until mid-20s. “My background in teens, carcasses at the 2019 YCSA National Classic. “My background in the beef industry and the beef industry a n d so many experiences through the YCS years is Egan encouraged me to join the YCS program,” and so many something I draw on everyday,” says Matthews. says Matthews. He remained an active member experiences “It is experience that helps in selecting and for the next dozen years. through the YCS evaluating cattle. It’s about having the confidence “There was a strong YCS program in the and knowledge to ask producers the right years is something I Ottawa Valley and I was encouraged by several of questions about their cattle and learn how they draw on everyday,” the long-time Simmental breeder families,” says were produced. And so much of that is thanks to Matthews. He participated in local events and shows, joined the provincial YCSA board, eventually became Below: Scott Matthews and daughter Taylor (4) at Ag Expo Boef in Victoriaville, QC. YCSA provincial president and later a National YCSA director. Being involved in the YCSA program is quite an experience for a kid from a small Eastern Ontario community. “I hadn’t seen too much of the outside world before, but being part of the YCS program took me from Olds, AB to Charlottetown, PEI,” says Matthews. “It gave me opportunities to see the country with so many experiences. Attending a national event at Lobster Point, NS, was one that really stands out.” Another highlight was being selected a youth delegate to attend the Simmental World Congress in Calgary in 2006. The following year, he was actively involved with the Ontario YCS organization as it planned and hosted the National YCSA Classic held in Metcalfe, ON. “And it was always exciting to attend the YCSA board meetings held in Calgary,” he says. “What stands out to me was the professionalism of those meetings. I got to see and be part of 12


decisions that were made at the national level.” YCS members also got to be part of some of the Canadian S i m m e n t a l Association board meetings in Calgary. “It was also an honour for us to be asked our opinion on where we saw the breed going in the years ahead,” he says. Above: Scott Matthews and wife Emily of whom “It challenged us he met through the YCSA program. to think about the direction of breed and various programs and actually contribute.” Matthews also expresses his appreciation as recipient of the Allan Dixon Memorial “Through the Scholarship, which helped with program itself, his university expenses. The scholarship is awarded by the you learn so Friends of Canadian Simmental many life skills. You learn how to Foundation, of which he serves as a board member today. communicate and After graduating from gain confidence in university in 2007 he joined public speaking. Cargill as a buyer. “I was actually still a member of the You learn YCS program — I stayed organizational skills, how to work involved as long as I could — and took some time off work as a team toward a that year to help organize the common goal and YCSA Classic.” learn about good With his long time sportsmanship.” connection with the Simmental breed and his career in the beef industry, Matthews says it was so “humbling” to be asked by the Canadian Simmental Association to be a member of the Breed Improvement Committee. Below: Scott Matthews with championship heifer at 4-H regional show in Metcalfe.

Above: Scott Matthews and Supreme Overall Breed pair at Ag Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville, QC, 2010

“It can be challenging to find that balance to provide professional advice while trying to keep my personal bias out of it,” he says. “I provide input from an industry perspective and hopefully that can be of value to seed stock producers.” While cattle are at the centre of the YCSA program, the longer lasting value is “the people you meet,” he says. “It is friendships, the connection to people across the country that you meet through various activities - that’s what really stands out in my mind.” “Through the program itself, you learn so many life skills. You learn how to communicate and gain confidence in public speaking. You learn organizational skills, Above: Matthews and youngest daughter Brynn how to work as a team (age 1 1/2) looking over cattle on pasture on their toward a common goal Keystone Livestock Farm in Hatley Township and learn about good sportsmanship.” Making a connection “There are just so many things you with people took on an added meaning for Matthews. It was touch on being through the YCSA program he involved in the met his future wife — Emily program that serve Grey was a YCSA member you later in life.” from a family farm near Cookshire, QC. “ We met at different events and shows and the relationship continued,” he says.” The couple were married in 2012 and now are raising their two young daughters on their farm in Hatley Township. “Being involved with the YCSA program provides you with a better understanding of the beef industry and you also learn about education and business opportunities,” he says. “There are just so many things you touch on being involved in the program that serve you later in life.”

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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

By Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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“La collaboration – un élément clé pour avancer”

a chaîne de production du boeuf au Canada est formée de plusieurs segments et de liensà travers l’industrie. Qu’il s’agisse des éleveurs de race pure, des producteurs vache-veau commerciaux, des engraisseurs, des transformateurs, des détaillants et des distributeurs alimentaires, tous jouent un rôle important afin que les consommateurs puissent constamment vivreune expérience réussie lorsqu’ils mangent de la viande de bœuf nutritive et au bon goût. Tous ces Intervenants sont aussi importants les uns des autres, car ils livrent tousdes messages sur nos façons de produire la viande de bœuf. La production bovine fait présentement face à beaucoup de désinformation, de telle sorte qu’il est du devoir de chacun de délivrer des messages précis, uniformes et basés sur des faits concrets, dans un monde qui devient de plus en plus « envahi d’informations de toutes parts ». La discussion concernant la production d’aliments de manière durable, et en particulier de la viande de boeuf, a pris une très grande ampleur au sein de la société, alors que plusieurs organisations sont impliquées dans toutes ces discussions. Ceux-là ont notamment conduit à la mise en place récente de la Table ronde canadienne sur le bœuf durable (« CRSB »), https://crsb.ca/. Plusieurs groupes de producteurs et d’importantes compagnies sont regroupés autour de cette table ronde, ils y discutent d’enjeux et de moyens de favoriser la production de bœuf durable tant financièrement, dans le respect de l’environnement et tout endemeurant acceptable pour toute la société. Le dialogue doit aller dans les deux sens, car les producteurs doivent autant écouter qu’informer le public. Tous les intervenants doiventainsicontribuer au processus d’apprentissage. L’Association Simmental est récemment devenue membre de la table ronde du CRSB et nous avons hâte de travailler avec tous les autres membres. Par cette collaboration et l’augmentation de tels échanges entre les partenaires de la chaîne de production du boeuf au Canada, nous devenons encore davantage conscients de la nécessité et de l’importancede poursuivre notre travail d’amélioration génétique des bovins, en plaçant notre emphase davantage vers la qualité de la viande, l’efficacité des bovins, leur longévité, leur santé et bien-être, et cela tout en laissant une empreinte environnementale optimale. Cette nouvelle orientation arrive alors que les principales associations de race de boucherie collaborent avec le Conseil Canadien des races de boucherie (“CBBC”) au développement d’un plan d’affaires et à la création du Réseau Canadien d’amélioration du bœuf («Canadian Beef Improvement Network /CBIN»). De concert avec les autres intervenants concernés, l’Association Simmental du Canada a été activement impliquée et elle collabore à l’amélioration continue de la génétique des bovins de boucherie au Canada. Cela est très important pour diverses raisons. Lorsqu’on se compare au domaine de l’amélioration génétique chez les volailles, les porcs et les bovins laitiers, on peut affirmer que l’industrie bovine est en retard comparativement à nos compétiteurs producteurs de protéines animales. De plus, les associations de 14

races de boucherie peuvent se compter chanceuses que d’autres intervenants n’aient pas pris le contrôle du monde de l’élevage bovin de race pure. Par ailleurs, avec l’introduction récente de tous ces produits de protéines à base de plantes, nous faisons face à une nouvelle compétition et à des choix accrus pour les consommateurs qui achètent leurs aliments. Notre industrie doit devenir plus efficace et cela sans égard à la race considérée, car tous ceux qui ne voudront pas reconnaître ces réalités seront relégués au rang de « race de loisir », tels que certains le sont déjà. Le cheptel canadien de bovins de boucherie repose sur un système de croisements de races. Les producteurs ne doivent pas uniquement connaître comment les races interagissent entre elles, mais ils doivent aussi identifier quel taureau d’une race donnée peut apporter l’amélioration visée. Bien que le projet du Réseau “CBIN” soit encore au stade du développement, cette nouvelle entité pourrait permettre aux associations de race de boucherie d’acquérir des données sur les bovins commerciaux, ce qui contribuerait à développer de nouveaux indices de sélection et diffuser du matériel génétique, tout en favorisant l’amélioration de la durabilité de notre industrie. Encore là, la collaboration est essentielle si on veut que le Réseau CBIN se concrétise. Au cours des dernières décennies, l’Association Simmental du Canada a également travaillé en partenariat avec l’Association Simmental Américaine afin d’améliorer et de promouvoir notre race. Depuis l’importation il y a plus de cinquante ans de Parisien, nous avons collaboré ensemble dans nos efforts de promotion et notre évaluation génétique conjointe, afin de faire progresser la race Simmental en Amérique du nord. À la fin du mois d’août, lors de la rencontre “Fall Focus” organisée par l’Association Simmental Américaine à Manhattan, au Kansas, les participants ont été informés de certains nouveaux projets et de nouvelles opportunités qui aideront la race Simmental. Les éleveurs Simmental du Canada et leurs clients peuvent aussi profiter de certaines de ces nouvelles initiatives, plus spécifiquement du calculateur de profit pour les veaux d’embouche : https://www.internationalgeneticsolutions.com/index.php/feederprofit-calc Cet outil est le fruit de notre partenariat au niveau de la structure du groupe « International Genetic Solutions (IGS) » aux États-Unis. Grâce à la collaboration et à l’établissement de relations avec les autres membres de l’industrie au cours de la dernière décennie, les éleveurs Simmental Canadiens et l’Association Simmental du Canada ont enregistré des succès sans précédent. Dans la production de bovins de boucherie,il n’y a pas de “puissance suprême”, on a fait la preuve qu’on peut gagner beaucoup plus par la collaboration, et il y a encore devant nous plusieurs autres opportunités de collaboration au sein de l’industrie bovine. J’espère que vos récoltes sont terminées et que vos veaux ont fait fortement pencher la balance en votre faveur!


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Amelioration de la Race

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

Au-delà de la parenté – 1ere partie

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n certificat d’enregistrement est sans doute l’une des pièces les plus importantes associées avec un animal de race pure. Avec le temps, un “enregistrement” a été modifié à un tel point qu’il n’est souvent disponible qu’en consultation en ligne. Toutefois, même s’il porte un drôle de nom, il contient une foule de renseignements. À la base, un enregistrement permet toujours de confirmer la généalogie de l’animal. Si vous doutez de cette réalité, vous en tant qu’éleveur ainsi que votre association de race devez réaliser que vous êtes en principe tenus de respecter la loi canadienne désignée « Loi sur la généalogie des animaux ». Bien évidemment, nous croyons que la généalogie et le respect de l’intégrité de la généalogie sont des éléments clé des affaires des éleveurs sélectionneurs. Le cumul d’informations sur des sujets de la race et l’élevage de bovins avec des généalogies connues décrivent bien ce qu’on entend par un programme d’élevage. Bon nombre des discussions à propos des statuts et des règlements en vigueur chez les associations de race concernent le respect de l’intégrité de la généalogie et le contrôle de la fiabilité du livre généalogique. Un peu d’histoire À l’origine, on confirmait la parenté avec l’analyse des groupes sanguins et on a par la suite adopté de nouvelles technologies d’analyse de l’ADN, premièrement par l’étude des microsatellites et, maintenant, par l’analyse des « SNP ». Toutefois, peu importe le procédé technologique employé, la confirmation de la parenté est basée fondamentalement sur un processus d’élimination / de disqualification. En d’autres mots, en regardant l’ADN d’un animal et en le comparant à celui des parents indiqués, on peut donc déterminer si un des parents n’est pas admissible. Voici ci-après un exemple simplifié. Marqueur # fier Veau Mère Taureau potentiel 1 Taureau potentiel 2

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Peut quali-

AA Aa aa AA

Bb Bb BB BB

CC CC Cc CC

DD DD DD Dd

OUI NON OUI

Dans cet exemple, l’éleveur a déclaré deux taureaux comme étant pères potentiels du veau. Le taureau 1 est disqualifié compte tenu que le veau est du type AA au marqueur no 1. Le taureau 1 est du type aa au marqueur no 1, il ne peut donc pas avoir transmis un A au veau. Il est ainsi disqualifié comme étant le père du veau. Le taureau 2 est qualifié à titre de père du veau puisque les marqueurs présents chez le veau peuvent tous avoir été transmis par lui. Il s’agit d’un exemple très simplifié, puisqu’on analyse plus de 200 marqueurs lors d’une analyse de la parenté et, dans le cas d’une analyse avec une résolution élevée telle que le test 50 K, on examinera des centaines de marqueurs. Une telle analyse obtient donc une précision ou une résolution très élevée. Dans les faits, l’analyse de la parenté couramment effectuée avec les SNP est précise à plus de 99, 9 %. Quelques problèmes communs Il arrive parfois qu’on a des problèmes lorsque les généalogies ne correspondent pas à ce qu’on croyait qu’elles devaient être. Cela peut parfois conduire à une certaine méfiance envers le système mais, en comprenant la source du problème, on peut ainsi obtenir des réponses à nos questions.

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Mauvaise identification du père / mère - Les erreurs au niveau de la parenté (lorsqu’un taureau est par exemple disqualifié) peuvent simplement être le résultat d’une erreur dans nos registres, alors que l’identification d’un animal ou d’un échantillon est erronée. La correction peut être faite simplement en prélevant un nouvel échantillon ou bien en désignant un taureau / une vache additionnelle pour être analysé. Taureau actif durant la nuit - C’est étonnant avec quelle rapidité un taureau peut saillir une vache. “Il était dehors seulement dix minutes, puis je l’ai rattrapé” est une phrase qu’on entend régulièrement. C’est une bonne idée de prendre en note les “fugitifs” et de les ajouter à la liste de taureaux potentiels. Échantillon impropre à l’analyse - La problématique dans ce cas-ci peut être reliée à une mauvaise identification de l’échantillon, ou un échantillon non recueilli de la bonne manière, ou encore un échantillon trop sale. Cela est particulièrement difficile avec les échantillons de poils, car on doit s’assurer que les poils échantillonnés incluent les follicules ou les bulbes pileux. De plus, si on fait tester plusieurs sujets en même temps, il est extrêmement important de prévenir qu’on n’ait pas de contamination croisée avec nos échantillons. Rappelez-vous que les poils et le fumier bovin ne font pas vraiment un bon ménage. Il faut s’assurer d’avoir un échantillon propre pour chaque animal. Erreur dans le passé - Puisque les généalogies sont construites sur les générations précédentes, une erreur faite dans le passé peut parfois revenir nous hanter. Par exemple, un échantillon d’ADN mal identifié peut avoir été classé dans le dossier d’un taureau il y a plusieurs années, puis le taureau est décédé, ou encore il peut s’agir d’un autre type d’erreur. De manière plus commune, il arrive qu’on utilise un taureau sans que sa parenté ait été vérifiée, et qu’il meurt par la suite sans qu’on ait prélevé un échantillon. Cela peut occasionner une situation très compliquée si on veut effectuer des vérifications de la parenté pour les prochaines générations. Chaque éleveur de bovins de race devrait prélever des échantillons de poils chez chaque sujet d’élevage de son troupeau, tout autant chez les taureaux que chez les vaches. Ces échantillons de poils peuvent être facilement conservés dans des enveloppes identifiées avec le tatouage de l’animal, puis ils sont placés dans un classeur ou un tiroir. En étant ainsi conservés, ces échantillons pourront être gardés très longtemps. Vous trouverez un bon résumé du processus d’échantillonnage sur le site internet du Conseil de recherche sur les bovins de boucherie (« CBRC »): http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/cattle-tail-hair-dna-samples/ Dans un monde idéal, on pourrait tirer un meilleur profit de cette technologie de vérification de la parenté et intensifier son utilisation dans tous nos programmes d’élevage. Dans un prochain article de cette série, nous parlerons de certaines options et applications que vous employez peutêtre déjà, ou bien qui pourraient constituer de nouvelles approches pour votre élevage. Cela vous apportera heureusement quelques opportunités de profiter encore davantage des analyses de la parenté et des analyses de l’ADN dans votre programme.


Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

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Peritonitis and its Causes

eritonitis refers to the inflammation or infection around the peritoneum which is the inside lining if you like in cattle and other species’ abdomens. Any infection involving or in the abdomen has the nondescript term peritonitis to describe it. This could be infection around the intestines, stomachs, liver or uterus in cows and heifers. What is most important here is there are many causes of peritonitis and if your veterinarian can diagnose it and determine the cause it may in some cases prevent future infections. Some cases aren’t really preventable but at least you can be comforted in the thought there is nothing you could have done and not a contagious disease. With peritonitis increased temperature, depression and grunting from a painful abdomen are common signs. Your veterinarian may take blood for a blood count and check fibrinogen levels, which are an indication inflammatory material is collecting in the abdomen. The abdomen is painful on palpation and a veterinary test is the grunt test with a withers pinch. The disease entity talked about most by producers is hardware disease, which is a form of peritonitis. This is caused by something sharp mainly metal penetrating though the reticulum (first stomach) and causing leakage of contents and infection. This may even involve infection around the heart. This is a very good example if by finding out the cause and more cases are noted treatment can be started earlier and your veterinarian may in certain circumstances advise putting magnets in the cattle. The magnets stay in the reticulum for the life of the animal and any iron metal compound sticks to the magnet and is prevented from penetrating through the first stomache. Magnets have come down in price over the years and the good ones are very strong. Intense feeder operations including dairies where lots of equipment is used and silage fed has metal getting into the feed sources and “hardware disease” can be a reoccurring problem. If caught early anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics, which get into the abdomen, are what your veterinarian may prescribe. Some equipment has the feed passing over a magnet and I used to see this in blowers pushing silage into an upright silo. Today with mainly pit silos this does not happen. A good many other causes of acute diffuse peritonitis result in a fairly sudden death (over one-two days) and that is why autopsies on these cows may give you very usable

information. These deaths can be posted under the BSE testing program in many of the cases as long as they are greater than 30 months of age and meet the other criteria. A post mortem is absolutely critical to help determine the exact cause of the peritonitis. Sometimes the history may give it away such as a hard calving or head back or a breech birth that was corrected and all these problems may lead to a torn uterus if one is not careful. Then the placenta and uterine contents leak into the abdomen and peritonitis is the result. In major infections the whole abdomen may be infected and it may actually be very difficult for the attending veterinarian to determine the initiating cause of the infection. Cattle have an amazing ability to try and wall off the infection minimizing its spread, which is why they can take the most of any species when it comes to abdominal infection. This is why c-sections can be performed in barns with surprisingly good results as long as some degree of hygiene is performed. Peritonitis can be caused from such other things as abscesses on the liver rupturing or the vagina of a heifer rupturing from a traumatic breeding by a large aggressive bull. Grain overloads can lead to peritonitis especially around the rumen. The rectum may rupture at calving or another phenomena called the scissor effect occur if the cow’s small intestines get trapped between the pelvis and uterus. This happens more with a backwards calving and as the calf is expelled the pressure on the intestines creates a cut from the cows pelvis. Ingesta is spilled out internally and the cow usually dies within 24-36 hours. These can happen from a pull or even when a cow calves naturally. Postmortems in this case identify the problem and is one that generally can’t be prevented, and it rules out other sudden death of cows such as blackleg or grass tetany, which could be prevented. Other causes are perforation by metal rectal thermometers, toggling method used on LDA (left displaced abomasum). In the old days there were rumen injectors for a worm treatment and if the product did not get into the rumen it leaked out around it. So, any penetrating wound into the abdomen or disease process that gets into the abdomen gives us the possibilities of a peritonitis. I have had the rectum rip clear through from palpating two times in my long veterinary career. This 17


would have caused this same death but in one instance I had the heifer emergency slaughtered and in the other instance I was able to suture the tear back up. This is why in tough calvings or when mal-presentations are corrected we check the uterus after to make sure there are not any tears. If you discover them have your veterinarian out, as they may be able to suture them up and save the cow. When treating cows for milk fever and other metabolic disorders certain products are approved for intraperitoneal use but many are not so be careful. If giving products this way make sure the needle is new and is given through a clean area. There once was a rumen injector for giving a deworming product directly into the rumen and it was very soon pulled because of the peritonitis it was causing. This could be an infectious process or a chemical peritonitis from the sensitive internal organs reaction to the product. Regardless in either case you have a very sick animal. We must be careful and at first do no harm so think twice about injecting anything into the abdomen unless advised by your veterinarian. The newest trend in pregnancy testing is using an ultrasound with an introducer. Your veterinarian must use lots of lubricant on these and introduce carefully if the cows have dry manure. I know of two instances that I have heard

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of whereby there has been a perforation of the colon by the introducer and a dead cow. Unlike when I did it manually the veterinarian had no idea this had happened so after handling, processing or preg checking it is good to get any sudden deaths posted so if an injury during processing or perforation occurred steps could be made to hopefully prevent it happening in the future. Peritonitis in young calves can result from perforated abomasal ulcers, blocked intestines; navel infections gone internal so always keep these in mindwhen dealing with sick calves. Many methods are used to prevent navel infections and surgery may be done on the other two problems if caught early enough. Work with your veterinarian by posting unexplained deaths as the incidence of many of these causes can be reduced or as already mentioned you may even find a disease you never expected. A diagnosis of peritonitis on postmortem would be very hard for trained veterinarians to miss but the real key is what really caused it in the first place.


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David Haywood-Farmer CCA President

The past few months have been a time of tremendous growth for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). In the wake of issues such as Canada’s Food Guide, label claims, and alternative proteins, CCA leadership deemed it necessary that a new Food Policy committee be formed to drive industry’s approach to these growing concerns. To lead this initiative, Policy Manager Jennifer Babcock was hired in the Ottawa office in June. Babcock brings a wealth of experience in government relations and policy and we are confident that this file is in good hands. The committee will advocate to the Government of Canada on behalf of cattle producers to ensure food related policies are science-based and not misleading. This past May, CCA shared its perspective on the labelling and marketing of meat, plant-based proteins, and lab-grown proteins at Health Canada’s 2019 Food and Nutrition Stakeholder Engagement Session and the Beef and Pork Value Chain Roundtables Joint Session in Ottawa. The CCA’s view is that for a product to be labelled or marketed as meat it must meet the legal definition of “meat” or “meat by-product” as defined in the Food and Drug Regulation. Subsequently, the Quebec Beef Producers submitted a complaint to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) about the labelling of an alternative plant-based protein product marketing itself as meat. The CCA is working with its U.S. counterpart, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and international bodies like the International Meat Secretariat, International Beef Alliance, and Codex Alimentarius Commission, on the need for a consistent approach to, and predictable rules for, the labelling of meat products. Another active government relations initiative for CCA has been Bill C-68, the Fisheries Act. The amended Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, and contained several Senate amendments, including the repeal of the ‘Deeming Habitat’ provision, or subsection 2(2). CCA is pleased with these final amendments and has been asked to provide regulatory development input by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on a Routine Works Regulation. This will essentially define routine agricultural structures and activities for exemption, as well as related codes of practice and standards; a process that will take at least several months. Regarding pending livestock transportation regulations, the CCA has drafted a letter sent to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister seeking a two-year delay on enforcement until the ongoing research project is completed. 20

Several meetings have been held with the Minister on this issue. The Government of Canada recognizes there are challenges with the legislation as currently drafted and have expressed a willingness to investigate possible options to deal with the concerns. The leadership of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also engaged and is also committed to find a workable solution. On the animal health side, CCA is part of a CFIAled BSE Negligible Risk Application Industry/Government Working Group tasked with preparing Canada’s OIE application for Negligible Risk Status. The application must be submitted by May 2020 for acceptance in July 2020. The OIE will then proceed with an in-depth review of Canada’s submission and will provide a final decision in March 2021. This is important because moving Canada to a Negligible Risk status is a critical first step in adjusting requirements for specified risk material to better align with that of the U.S. Achieving Negligible Risk status will also assist in enhancing competitiveness for eastern Canada fed cattle marketing. Heading into fall, we will be watching daily for movement on the Canada U.S. Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The agreement, which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, was signed by the three leaders at the end of November 2018, beginning the ratification steps required to implement. In June 2019, Mexico became the first of the three nations to ratify leaving ratification to Canada and the U.S. On May 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tabled Bill C-100 “An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States,” which is the enabling legislation to implement CUSMA. Second reading took place on June 20 and the bill was referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade. As fall run begins, we will also be monitoring the Canadian and American markets through the team at Canfax. CCA will also be in pre and post-election mode in the coming months. An election policy document (available on the CCA website) has been created and is being circulated to all prominent candidates across Canada. Producers are encouraged to reach out to the candidates in their riding and use this document for guiding discussions on the key issues facing the Canadian beef industry. Finally, I would like to wish all of our Canadian producers from coast to coast a safe and prosperous 2019 harvest.


2019 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 AND TREENA ADAIR, BROWNFIELD, AB GRANT AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB JADE AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB AJB LIVESTOCK, AMY BONCHUK, ROSSBURN, MB ALCOVIA SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & CHERYL LAYER, ALCOVE, QC ALDARON, AARON GRAY & ALECIA WEINHEIMER, LANGENBURG, SK ALLIANCE SIMMENTAL FARMS, MIKE MCCART, NORTH GOWER, ON ALTABARR FARMS, JOHN HEATHER & SCOTT BARR, VERMILION, AB ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, DAN & KAREN SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB ANCHOR J SIMMENTALS, JOHN DYCK, FORT VERMILION, AB ANDREA L. ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB ANDERSON BROTHERS CATTLE COMPANY, BRUCE & COLIN ANDERSON, LAC LA BICHE, AB CALLIE N. ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB KIM ANWENDER, RADVILLE, SK SADIE ANWENDER, RADVILLE, SK AP SIMMENTALS, APRIL & PATRICK DAVY, FISHER BRANCH, MB COLIN B. ARNOLD, THORNDALE, ON DONNA ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB SHAYLYN & LINDSAY ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB ARTISAN FARMS DIRECT LTD, GREG NOLAN, MARKDALE, ON ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., KELLY ASHWORTH, OUNGRE, SK J. RANDY AUMACK, SPIRITWOOD, SK RUSSELL AUMACK, RABBIT LAKE, SK AXLE K CONTRACTING LTD, ALEX & KENDRA LOEWEN, ALTONA, BC 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 FRMS LTD, MARKDALE, ON BAR 9 SIMMENTALS, WILLIAM & CORY MANDZIUK, GILBERT PLAINS, MB BARBARA VANCE - V5 SIMMENTALS, BARBARA VANCE, KANATA, ON JERRY BARBER, SHAWVILLE, QC BAR CL FARM, LINUS CLARK, SUNDRE, AB JOE BARNETT, MOOSE JAW, SK PHILIPPE BARRETTE, SAINT-BARTHÃLEMY, QC B BAR C SIMMENTALS, BRETT & CHRIS HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB BEAR CANYON SIMMENTAL RANCH, BEAR CANYON COLONY, CHERRY POINT, AB ALEA BEAULAC, SPIRITWOOD, SK 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 BEECHINOR LAND & LIVESTOCK LTD, STEFON & REBECCA BEECHINOR, BENTLY, 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, COCHRANE, AB BLAIR STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAIR STONE, WESTEROSE, AB BLAIR WORKMAN & SON, C/O CALVIN WORKMAN, SOLSGIRTH, MB BLUSHROSE SIMMENTAL FARM, ALAN BLODER, UNITY, SK BOISVERT SIMMENTAL, MARC BOISVERT, ST-GERMAIN-GRANTHAM, 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 MADISON BOTT, BELWOOD, ON BOTTWOOD ACRES, ADAM & JODY BOTT, BELWOOD, ON ZACH BOTT, BELWOOD, ON BOUNDARY RANCH, SARAH & DARBY DELORME, ROBSART, SK ANTOINE BOURGEOIS, STOKE, QC BREEZY RIDGE SIMMENTALS, CLAIRE ROUIRE, ELM CREEK, MB BROCK RANCHES, BRIAN & ROXANNE EBBESEN, RED DEER COUNTY, AB BROKEN ARROW CATTLE CO., ROBIN JAMIESON, SHEFFORD, QC BROOKSLAND FARM, TYLERJENNIFEREMMA BROOKS, PARIS, ON GRADY BROWN, STAVELY, AB JEFF BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB BURNS SIMMENTALS, MONA BURNS, PERTH, ON C.D. LAND & CATTLE, DOUG & CHERYL DOMOLEWSKI, TABER, AB C4 SIMMENTALS, BRIAN CHAPPELL, NORWOOD, ON CAMDEN CATTLE CO., LLOYD JORGENSON, NEW BRIGDEN, AB CAMPBELLS RIVERSIDE SIMMENTALS, MARY CAMPBELL, INGLIS, MB BRAD CARSON, WINNIPEG, MB NEIL CARSON, ROSSBURN, MB 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 CHESTERMERE STOCK FARM, ROSS BRICKER, DIDSBURY, AB RAYMOND CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB CHRIS GOTT SIMMENTALS, CHRIS ANDRUKIEWICZ, BARRHEAD, AB CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS, GARTH CUTLER, LACOMBE, AB CITY VIEW SIMMENTALS, BLAINE R. BARNETT, MOOSE JAW, SK CARLEE CLARK, SUNDRE, AB JAYCEE CLARK, SUNDRE, AB CLARKSON VALLEY SIMMENTALS, KYLE & ASHLEY KLASSEN, CROOKED CREEK, AB CLEARWATER SIMMENTALS, CHAD SMITH, OLDS, AB CONRAY CATTLE CO., CONNOR & GAYLE BEECH/MCKAY, PILOT MOUND, MB CORBIN’S CHAOS CATTLE, CORBIN REID, MOOREFIELD, ON CRAIG SIMMENTAL, KEN CRAIG, MOSSBANK, SK JOSIE CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON SHELBY CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON 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 CROFT CREEK RANCH, LYLE & VONDA WIENS, VANDERHOOF, BC RON CROSBY, VANDERHOOF, BC CROSSROAD FARMS, GERALD & LAURIE WOYTIUK, SHELL LAKE, SK CROSSROAD FARMS, JODY WOYTIUK, SHELL LAKE, SK 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 CW SALTWATER SIMMENTALS, CONNOR WHITE, CANNING, NS 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 BENJAMIN DAVIS, KEENE, ON DANICA DAVIS, KEENE, ON JOESEPH DAVIS, KEENE, ON WILFRED A DAVIS, DOUGLAS, MB DECUBBER & FILS ENR, A/S ERIC DECUBBER, WEEDON, QC DAVID DEEG, STRATHMORE, AB JORDAN AND KATIE DEEG, STRATHMORE, AB DEEG SIMMENTALS, ROGER & DAVID DEEG, STRATHMORE, AB DEER RANGE FARMS, GORDON & TRAVIS OLSON, STEWART VALLEY, SK ISABELLA & MACKAYLA DELORME, ROBSART, SK

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DEN BROKS R-RANCH INC, KRIS, MARK, CHANTALLE DENBROK, ESTERHAZY, SK BRITTANY BARKLEY & JOHN DEW, INGLESIDE, ON DIAMOND B SIMMENTALS, CINDY BOGART, BRETON, AB DIAMOND J RANCH, CHARLES CAVE, BATTLEFORD, SK DIAMOND T SIMMENTALS, TROY, MELANIE/ROYLOR CERNY, BARRHEAD, AB DJ FARMS, DENNIS & DEBBIE ELLIOTT, STAFFA, ON DNM FARMS, DAYLE OR MARIA TURLEY/WOHLGEMUTH, GROVEDALE, AB KATHRYN DOLLIVER, STETTLER, AB DONOVANDALE FARMS, GERALD & KEITHA DONOVAN, ASHTON, ON DONOVANDALE FARMS, CHARLOTTE CATHERINE DONOVAN, ASHTON, ON KAYLEA DONOVAN, ASHTON, ON DORA LEE GENETICS, ROSS & ELIZABETH SMALL, HARRISTON, ON DOUBLE BAR D RANCH, KEN & RICHARD DIMLER, GRENFELL, SK DOUBLE BAR MD, DALE & MAXINE DOYLE, SHANNONVILLE, ON DOUBLE D SIMMENTAL, DORIS DOELGER, BEAUSEJOUR, MB DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, G. GOODSMAN, STALWART, SK DOUBLE J RANCHES, JAMES & RICHARD JENKINS, OKOTOKS, AB DOUBLE J SIMMENTALS, JASON & JILL KRESS, KENDAL, SK DOUBLE KL SIMMENTALS, KEN L. PILLER, NEUDORF, SK DOUBLE Q SIMMENTALS, DANE & WHITNEY QUARTLY, RED DEER COUNTY, AB DOUBLE R SIMMENTALS, RYAN HEATHER, BIGGAR, SK DWAYNE K DOWELL, DIDSBURY, AB BEVERLEY-JEAN DOWNEY, COULTER, MB DOWNEY FARMS, ALLAN & JACQUIE DOWNEY, COULTER, MB KYLE DOWNEY, COULTER, MB RYAN DOWNEY, COULTER, MB DOWNHILL SIMMENTALS, EVERETT OLSON, MINNEDOSA, MB DRIFTING “M” RANCH, GRANT & CHARITY MILLS, JANSEN, SK CHUCK & TAMMY DUBE, BROWNFIELD, AB DUNC’S CATTLE COMPANY, IAN MCRAE, GLENCOE, ON DWAYANN SIMMENTALS, DWAYNE & ANDREA HORST, ARTHUR, ON EAGLE-RIDGE SIMMENTALS, D&L AND D&D BLAIN AND MCLEAN, OLDS, AB KADE EARLEY, KERWOOD, ON EAST POPLAR SIMMENTALS, C. S. K. & C / R . MANSKE & WESSON, CORONACH, SK EDN SIMMENTALS, DEAN ELDON NEITZ, MAPLE CREEK, SK E G C SIMMENTAL FARMS, CARMAN JACKSON, INGLIS, MB ELLIOTT SIMMENTALS, PAT & SHERRY ELLIOTT, BRETON, AB KATIE ELMHIRST, INDIAN RIVER, ON ELM TREE FARMS, GLENN & PAMELA WOTTEN, LITTLE BRITAIN, ON ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., DAVID & KRISTA ERIXON, CLAVET, SK DALE L. EYBEN, VERMILION, AB AMY FADDEN, VERMILION, AB FALLEN TIMBER FARMS, CHET & JAMIE JANS, GROUNDBIRCH, BC FALLVALLEY, PAMELA FALLIS, LAKEFIELD, ON FAR-L FARMS, DONALD FARRELL, RIPLEY, ON FERME B.M.S. ENR, M & S BELANGER, ST-JEAN-DE-DIEU, QC FERME BILODEAU DES ETOILES INC, JEAN-PHILIPPE BILODEAU, INVERNESS, QC FERME CHRISTEL, FERNAND & CHRISTEL PELLETIER JR, LA CROCHE, QC FERME FORBELL S.E.N.C., PERRY & ANNIE BELL / VACHON, ST-ISIDORE DE CLIFTO, QC FERME GAGNON INC, Y & D GAGNON, CHENEVILLE, QC

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FERME KCB INC., KAVEN BEGIN & CAROLI BEGIN & FORTIN, STE-MARIE, QC FERME LAROSE, ANNIE LAROSE & BRIGITTE VALLEE LAROSE /VALLEE, DE-CLIFTON, QC FERME LOUMI S.E.N.C., M & J LATENDRESSE ET L. BROUILLET, ST-JEAN-DE-MATHA, QC FERME SIBELLE FLECK S.E.N.C, G & H BELLAVANCE, DE LEVRAR, QC FERN CREEK SIMMENTAL, COREY PASCHKE, LOVE, SK FERN CREEK SIMMENTALS, BETTY & RAYMOND PASCHKE, LOVE, SK FIRELINE CATTLE COMPANY, LEANNA MITCHELL, BARRIERE, BC FLEMING STOCK FARMS LTD, D. & C. FLEMING, GRANUM, AB FLYING S RANCH, KEN & SHAUNA SINCLAIR, SPRUCE LAKE, SK FORDEN FAIRVIEW FARM LTD, LYLE & LEANNE FORDEN, PUNNICHY, SK FORE SEE CATTLE CO, ROD CHIZAWSKY & SANDI BEREZAN, VEGREVILLE, AB FOREVER YOUNG FARMS, BILL & NANCY YOUNG, TIVERTON, ON BRENNA FORNWALD, LAMPMAN, SK FOUR S SIMMENTALS, JAMES/JANET/ADAM/CEL SHOSTAK, KINUSO, AB FUSION LIVESTOCK, ROSS GILES & JULIE DENISON CASSIDY DAWSON & HOPE PINKHAM, METCALFE, ON G.T.A. RANCH INC, GREG & TRACEY AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB GALAXY SIMMENTALS, EDDY & APRIL DREGER, EBENEZER, SK GAMACHE SIMMENTALS, RICHARD GAMACHE, BONNYVILLE, AB PETER & MARLENE GAUNCE, NEW SCOTLAND, NB BONNIE GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB GLASMAN FARMS, MATTHEW & LEANNE GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB GLENDALE FARM, DAVID & DEBBIE BRUKETA, CALGARY, AB GLESSMAN LIVESTOCK, JUSTIN DALE GLESSMAN, BROOKS, AB GOODMAN FRASER LIVESTOCK, ROB FRASER & TALENA GOODMAN FRASER/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 CHAD HADDOW, BAY TREE, AB ANDREA ERIN LEE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB DAYNA RAE ANNE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB JOSIE CAROLYNNE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, 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 CREST CATTLE COMPANY, CHICK 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, NOTREDAME, MB EVERETT & MARK HORTON, ST ANNS, ON CORBIN HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB HURLEY SIMMENTALS, ALLEN HURLEY, ECHO BAY, ON INDIAN RIVER CATTLE COMPANY, BILLY JUANITA OWEN & KATIE ELMHIRST, INDIAN RIVER, ON J & J POLMATEER FARMS, JEFF & JASON POLMATEER, MADOC, ON J. HANDLEY & S. WILLIAMS, JOANNE/SHANE HANDLEY/ 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, D & J MCQUAIG, SEXSMITH, AB JAYDAWN FARMS (KRIS MCQUAIG), KRIS MCQUAIG, SEXSMITH, AB JAYSHAW, JASON & SHAWNA BAST, LAVOY, AB J BAR K FARMS, JASON DUMONT & KRISTEN DAVIES DUMONT/DAVIES, STE GENEVIEVE, MB J B LIVESTOCK COMPANY, JASON BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB JCL SIMMENTALS, COLBY BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON JCL SIMMENTALS, 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 JM NEW TREND CATTLE CO, JACEY MASSEY, STRATHMORE, AB 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 KATHOL SIMMENTAL RANCH, GRAHAM &/OR SUSAN KATHOL, DRAYTON VALLEY, AB GRAYDEN KAY, LLOYDMINSTER, AB KC STOCK FARM, DALE & SHELLY DODGSON, MANNVILLE, AB KC STOCK FARM, KYLE DODGSON, MANNVILLE, AB KC STOCK FARM, COLE G.W. DODGSON, MANNVILLE, AB KD’S SIMMENTALS, KADEN LIBOIRON, JENNER, AB KEATO MEADOW SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN & EBONY KITTLITZ, FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AB KEET SIMMENTALS, RICHARD & BRETT KEET, DALMENY, SK KEHO LAKE SIMMENTALS, EMIL & CORNELIA SABAU, COALHURST, AB KEYSTONE & JETSTREAM LIVESTOCK, SHANE WILLIAMS JOANNE HANDLEY SCOTT MATTHEWS & EMILY GREY, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON KEYSTONE LIVESTOCK, SCOTT MATTHEWS & EMILY GREY , CANTON DE HATLEY, QC


KIN - KIN CATTLE CO, GARY & FAYE CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB KONRAD FARMS, KYLE & NICOLE KONRAD, DONALDA, AB KRONER CATTLE CO, SHAILYN MADSEN, HAMIOTA, MB KRS SIMMENTALS, KERRI REANNE & LORRAINE SANFORD, QUESNEL, BC KSL SIMMENTALS, KEEGAN SCORGIE, BEAVERLODGE, AB KULYK SIMMENTALS, RICHARD KULYK, NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM, G B AND T. KUNTZ, BATTLEFORD, SK KURTIS- PROPERZI LAND AND CATTLE, KURTIS PROPERZI, BARRHEAD, AB KUZIO FARMS, DALE KUZIO, RANFURLY, AB LORNE KWASNICKI, SCOUT LAKE, SK TED & KAREENA KWASNICKI, ASSINIBOIA, SK KWIATKOWSKI CATTLE, LAURENCE & SHELDON KWIATKOWSKI, SAINT LINA, AB LABATTE SIMMENTALS, BARRY H. LABATTE, G LADMAR, SK ALAIN LABBE, SAINT-GERVAIS, QC LA FERME BISCHOF, CLAIRE BISCHOF, BAIE D’URFE, QC LA FERMIERE FOLLE, JULIE LAUZON & REID MCBRIDE LAUZON, CAMPBELLS BAY, QC LAKE BOTTOM CATTLE CO, BARRIE COLLEEN & DACIE PRZEKOP, SMOKY LAKE, AB LANGER FLECKVIEH SIMMENTALS, LYLE & PAM LANGER, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB LA RANCH, LUKE MUEHLEN, VANDERHOOF, BC LAVENTOSA FARM SIMMENTALS, MIKE & PAM HART, CAMPBELLFORD, ON LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, ALLAN LAWN, HAMIOTA, MB ETHAN LAYER, ALCOVE, QC KEENAN LAYER, ALCOVE, QC LAZY CREEK SIMMENTALS, JON-WILLIAM/MICHAEL VERSTEGEN, CARON, SK LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., GEORGE BERNIER, FISHER BRANCH, MB LAZY RS RANCH, DUSTY AND 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, COLT ARNOLD, MANNVILLE, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, HOWARD ARNOLD, MANNVILLE, AB LEITIR MHOR CATTLE COMPANY, CRAIG & CARLYE REID, CHELSEY, ON CLAUDE LEMAY, ST-GERARD-LAURENTIDE, QC LEWIS FARMS LTD., KEN LEWIS, SPRUCE GROVE, AB TYLER & ERIN LIBKE, HANLEY, SK LITTLE PERKS RANCH, LIAM & IVY PERKIN, ELGIN, MB LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS, LEE & TINA ROBSON, RIMBEY, AB 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 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 HAWKIN MADER, CARSTAIRS, AB MADER RANCHES, RANDY RONDA RYLEY MADER JILLIAN, CARSTAIRS, AB STELLA MADER, CARSTAIRS, AB MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS, GERRY & LINDA BERTHOLET, HARTNEY, MB MAPLERIDGE SIMMENTAL, TOM FELTIS, SEBRIGHT, ON MAPLE STONE FARM, ROBERT & CAROLYN RIDLER, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON MARK & TAMY FROST & FAMILY, MARK FROST, KINGSEY FALLS, QC MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., LEONARD MARK, IRMA, AB MAR MAC FARMS, A BLAIR MCRAE, BRANDON, MB MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, JOSH WOODDISSE TAIKA VON KONIGSLOW, PALMERSTON, ON 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, TANNER MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, DARBY MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, SYDNEY MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, BAILEY MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, DOUG SCOTT CAROLYN MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCELDON ACRES, VICTORIA MCELDON, MILLBROOK, ON MCG SIMMENTALS, MURRAY & CHERYL BROWN, STAVELY, AB CARTER MCINTOSH, MAYMONT, SK MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK, BLAIR MCINTOSH, MAYMONT, SK MCINTOSH RANCH, KOLTON MCINTOSH, ERIKSDALE, MB SETH MCINTOSH, MAYMONT, SK MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, BOYD MCMANUS, MINNEDOSA, MB MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., JIM MCMILLEN, CARIEVALE, SK MEADOW ACRES SIMMENTALS, BLAIR LAUREL DUSTIN KIRSTEN FORNWALD, LAMPMAN, SK MILLARD FARMS LTD, JERRAD MILLARD, LLOYDMINSTER, AB BRIAN MILLER, OKOTOKS, AB MILLIKEN CATTLE CO., DILLON MILLIKEN& HUNTER MCEWEN MILLIKEN/MCEWEN, MCAULEY, 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 MOONLITE FARM, JANICE & NORBERT LUKEN, FAIRVIEW, AB MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, WARREN & ELEANOR HERNDIER, LEMBERG, SK EVERETT MORE, VIRDEN, MB JACOB MORIN, ST FELIX DE KINGSEY, QC MT BAR RANCH, JAYDEN CALVERT, DRAYTON VALLEY, AB MUIRHEAD CATTLE CO., WARD JUSTIN& AMANDA MUIRHEAD, SHELLBROOK, SK MUTCH FARMS, STEPHEN & JENNIE MUTCH, VERNON, PE NELSON RANCH, LOWELL NELSON, MORRIN, AB NEUMAN SIMMENTALS, NELSON & NANCY NEUMAN, GREELY, ON NEWTON CREEK SIMMENTALS, ANDREW KUSCHMINDER, PICKARDVILLE, AB NEW TREND CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & DERRI MASSEY, STRATHMORE, AB NEW WORLD SIMMENTAL, NATASHA SEELY, BRETON, AB

NJAA CATTLE CO., CONNOR NJAA, BIRCH HILLS, SK RYLEY NOBLE, LLOYDMINSTER, SK NOLARA FARMS, LARRY & NOLA VANSICKLE, MAYERTHORPE, AB NORFOLK CATTLE, BONNEY BRYAN DANA CADMAN, TILLSONBURG, ON NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BARRY & RENITA SAUNDERS, BORDEN, SK NORWOOD FAMILY FARM, CHARLES & GERALDINE NORWOOD, WESTPORT, ON O’BRIEN FARMS, DAN O’BRIEN, WINCHESTER, ON KYLE & JOCELYN O’NEILL, RED DEER COUNTY, AB 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, OLMSTEAD & ARMSTRONG BRYCE & NIKKI, 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 & JUAN JOSE VASQUEZ SALINAS, CAYLEY, AB PARKHILL RANCHES, LES DUNCAN, FOOTHILLS, AB DUNCAN PEARSON, CALMAR, AB PEARSON SIMMENTALS, MERRILL PEARSON, CALMAR, AB PEMLOCK SIMMENTAL, SCOTT LETTS, WESTLOCK, 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 BILL PETERS, PERDUE, SK TIFFANY PETERS, PERDUE, SK PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, LIONEL PAT & LEE STILBORN, BALCARRES, SK PIESCHEL FARMS, GARY PIESCHEL& D/R ERICKSON PIESCHEL, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, 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 PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLIFFORD NELSON, STALWART, SK PROPER A SIMMENTALS, AMBER PROPERZI, BARRHEAD, AB R & B RANCH, RANDY & BONNIE (SMIT) WHEELER, DOUGLAS, ON R & R ACRES, RANDY BOLLUM, AIRDRIE, AB R3 CATTLE, SHAUN LIVINGSTONE, BRETON, 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

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RANCH DANCLAU INC, PIERRE & DANIEL REICHENBACH, ST-ULRIC, QC ABBY RANCIER, KILLAM, AB RANCIER FARMS, GARTH & ANGELA RANCIER, KILLAM, AB KADE RANCIER, KILLAM, AB RAY J SIMMENTALS, RAY & JEANETTE JANSSEN, STE. ROSE, MB RDG SIMMENTALS, RYAN GYLANDER, WILDWOOD, AB AMANDA REAY, HANLEY, SK REDRICH FARMS, BILL & TRACY DIETRICH, FORESTBURG, AB RED TOP LIVESTOCK, BEN & KASSANDRA FARRANT, LOUSANA, AB RED WILLOW RANCH LTD, DARREN TYLER, CUT KNIFE, SK RENDEZVOUS FARMS, DAVID GERALD & RICH MAGUET, STE. ROSE, MB RICH-MC SIMMENTALS, MYLIA/JASON RICHARDS/ 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 RISKAN HOPE FARM, JADYN LUTHER, CRAIK, SK RISKAN HOPE FARM, BLAKE LUTHER, CRAIK, SK RISKAN HOPE FARM, JORDYN LUTHER, CRAIK, SK RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., JANE & REED CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON RIVERS EDGE RANCH, COREY SCOTT, RIMBEY, AB RJ LIVESTOCK, RICKI FLEMING &, GRANUM, 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 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 R PLUS SIMMENTALS, R & M LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK RUZICKA FARMS, DAVID RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB RUZICKA FARMS, DAYNA RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB RUZICKA FARMS, MICHAEL & JENINE RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB SAJ SIMMENTALS, STUART JAMIESON, EDAM, SK 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 JERRYCHARMAY 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., MARK & JENNALEE BEUTLER, WHITEWOOD, SK SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO, RYDER JACE & NASH BEUTLER, WHITEWOOD, SK SCOTT LAND & CATTLE, DEVON SCOTT, ARROWWOOD, AB SECTION 17 LIVESTOCK, TRAVIS RATHGEBER, MELVILLE, SK AUSTIN & ALICIA SENTES, SEMANS, SK

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SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX, CHANTAL BOISVERT, STPAUL 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 A. MILLER, SHAWN & ANJE MILLER, DIDSBURY, AB SHAYSON SIMMENTALS, SHAY & HEIDI MARTINDALE, LA COREY, AB SHEALAND FARMS, ADAM & MARIE SHEA, BETHANY, ON SHORE SIMMENTALS, STEVEN & HOLLY SEBASTIAN, MONTMARTRE, SK SIBL SIMMENTALS, IVAN/LINDA/BARCLAY SMITH, CHERHILL, AB SIBL SIMMENTALS, CASSIE SMITH, CHERHILL, AB SIBL SIMMENTALS, BAILEY SMITH, CHERHILL, AB SILVER CREEK SIMMENTALS, G A C & A FISK, MILESTONE, SK SIMMERON RANCH M. SKARET, MARTIN SKARET, STURGEON COUNTY, AB 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 KENT J. SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB TULSA SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB CARL & MICHELE SNEDDON, MAYERTHORPE, AB SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD, STAN GRAD, ROCKYVIEW COUNTY, AB SODERGLEN SOUTH INC., SCOTT LEES, ROCKYVIEW COUNTY, AB SOLON SIMMENTALS, CODY & ALYSSA GROSS, HANNA, AB 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, CYPRESS COUNTY, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DOUG LARENE & ERIC ZIMMER, DAYSLAND, AB SPRUCEBURN SIMMENTALS, W & D MCMURTRY, RED DEER COUNTY, AB SPRUCE GROVE CATTLE CO., BRUCE HOLMQUIST, KINISTINO, SK SPRUCE VIEW ACRES, STEVE & TRACY KUSHNERIK, CAMROSE COUNTY, AB STARWEST FARMS LTD, KEN AND CAROL WARKENTIN, CALMAR, AB 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/BRYCE STOREBO/ BAXTER, BEECHY, SK STRATHSPEY SIMMENTALS, LOGAN & MEGAN JEWELL, MEADOWBANK, PE DEANNE STRATULIAK, DAWSON CREEK, BC 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 SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., GREG GOUDY, STOUGHTON, SK SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS, DONELLE & GERD BREMMEKAMP, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB T.Y. LIVESTOCK, TATE YULE, GLEICHEN, AB TER-RON FARMS, TERRY AND ROB ADAMS, FORESTBURG, AB TGJ CATTLE COMPANY, TIM AND GLEN JACKSON, SINCLAIR, MB THUNDERBROOK FARMS, MARK TRUEMAN, AMHERST, NS TIME VIEW FARMS, TIM ALEX & TROY COULTES, BRUSSELS, ON AVA TIMM, KINISTINO, SK TIMM CATTLE CO., DARREL & JENNA TIMM, KINISTINO, SK JACE TIMM, KINISTINO, SK TML LIVESTOCK, TREVOR LISCHKA, LAMPMAN, SK TODD SIMMENTAL, C/O KIRK STODDARD, WATERLOO, QC TONETTE FARMS, THOMAS G. STILLMAN, HAVELOCK, ON TOWNVIEW FARMS, JARET GIRODAT, SHAUNAVON, SK TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, RYAN COOK, BIG VALLEY, AB TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK, QUADE COOK, BIG VALLEY, AB TRIANGLE 33 SIMMENTALS, RITTER/YOUNG, EARL GREY, SK TRIANGLE STOCK FARMS, VANCE AND MICHELE KLEPPER, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB TRI K CATTLE, KEITH & KEIRAN HODGES, BEAVERLODGE, AB TRIPLE-K SIMMENTALS, BERNIE D KLAMMER, VEGREVILLE, AB TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, R & Y DEQUIER, CARMAN, MB TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTALS, STEWART/STEVE THORGILSSON, LUNDAR, MB TRYON SIMMENTALS, FRANK ROBBLEE, CRAPAUD, PE TSN SIMMENTALS, TOBY NOBLE, LLOYDMINSTER, SK TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, BARRY & GLENDA CHESCU, INGLIS, MB TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, PATRICK & TRACEY WILCOX, TREHERNE, MB TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK, GARY JOSIE & MARY JANE ROBINSON, TREHERNE, MB TWISTED SISTERS CATTLE CO., BRIANNA KIMMEL, LLOYDMINSTER, AB TWO TALL SIMMENTALS, SHAELYNN HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB JOSH & JADA TYLER, CUT KNIFE, SK TYMARC SIMMENTALS, BOB & DIANE ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB ULES BAXTER & PATTI CRAWFORD-BAXTER, ULES & 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 PETERS (SAPSFORD), PERDUE, SK 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 MARIE-ELISABETH 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 WESTHILL RANCH SIMMENTALS, ROBERT KATELYNMATT HOLBA, GOODSOIL, SK WESTWAY FARMS LTD., TOM & CAROL ANN HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, VERNON LAFRENTZ, BIENFAIT, SK CAMERON WHITE, CANNING, NS WHITEWATER LIVESTOCK, KURTIS & CHELSEA BLACK, HALEY STATION, ON

WHITEWAY FISHING & FARMING, MARSHALL DERESA WHITE ADAM, CANNING, NS WHITEWOOD RANCH, TOM & KRISTIE KNUDSEN, FORT KENT, AB WILCOX SIMMENTALS, ERNIE & BETTY WILCOX, TREHERNE, MB WILD OAK FARMS, HANK & TINA HIDDINK, BLOOMFIELD, ON WILLERTON SIMMENTALS, RYLIE WILLERTON, PORCUPINE PLAIN, SK BLAIR WILLIAMSON, LAMBTON SHORES, ON WILLOW CREEK SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL W KLASSEN, CROOKED CREEK, AB WINDY HILL LIVESTOCK, MIKE MCDONALD, MOOSE JAW, SK WISER HEIGHTS STOCK FARMS, BRAD & VAL ARNOLD, THORNDALE, ON WJ SIMMENTALS, BYRON WYATT BERNICE JOHNSON, AMISK, AB WLB LIVESTOCK, BILL & NANCY BIGLIENI, DOUGLAS, MB WM SIMMENTALS, WILF & MARIE PERLINGER, BATTLEFORD, SK WOLFE’S FLECKVIEH, SHANE J WOLFE, SUNDRE, AB ALLISON WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB COURTNEY WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB WOLFE FARMS, TONY WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB HANNA LOUISE WOLFE, SUNDRE, AB

RILEY WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB WYECREST FARMS, RICK BATTY, BROOKLIN, ON XCEL LIVESTOCK, KEVIN MACINTYRE & TRACY BEHNKE, RUSSELL, ON XRC SIMMENTALS, IAN & CATHY KLICS, MEADOW LAKE, SK YELLOW ROSE CATTLE CO., BOBBI-GAYLE HOSEGOOD, FALUN, AB CRYSTAL YOUNG, BRETON, AB DALE A. YOUNG, PARKBEG, SK ROBERT & DEANNE YOUNG, BRETON, AB TERRY & LORETTA YOUNG, EARL GREY, SK ZIEVIEW FARMS INC, SHANA & DARYL ZIEBARTH, PAKENHAM, ON

Simmental on the Move

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By Randy Bollum Simmental Country Sales Representative

ongratulations to all involved in the successful Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) events at the 2019 National Classic held in August at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Young cattle people from across the nation gathered for an event-filled long weekend that annually offers the opportunity to take part in a wide range of fun, interesting, educational and rewarding activities that offer something for everyone. This event that moves to different locations every year provides the place for young beef cattle enthusiasts to take part in a variety of contests where one can compare their skills and talents with others in their own age groups. You will see or read about the winners in the multitude of divisions in this issue. One of the best parts of this event is that it offers several contests where youth can compete, even if they do not have the great cattle. Scrapbook, live animal judging with oral reasons, print marketing, grooming and showmanship contests allow all people taking part the chance to excel at something. Many young adults have been at previous YCSA events and can further add to the acquaintances and longterm friendships they have made through these past summer gatherings. You will find several of these new friends will become life-long buddies and/or future business contacts years down the road.

Nobody can forget the enormous success the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation group again had in their annual fundraising auction also held during the Annual Canadian Simmental Association Annual Meeting in Quebec. Well over $100,000 was raised again this year to support scholarships and the YCSA program. Congratulations to the caring breeders that donate their time and expertise to organize this terrific project, as well as to all the generous donors and auction bidders that put money into this worthwhile fund. If you have been able to attend one of these YCSA events in past years, I am sure you look forward to repeating the exciting experience. If you have not yet had the thrill, I would suggest starting to plan for the time when you can be there, take part to whatever extent you want and set yourself up for a fantastic, fun trip you will positively remember for the rest of your life. Another tip of the hat to all the folks from the Quebec Simmental Association for putting on the fun events while hosting the Canadian Simmental Association Annual Meeting. Next year we have the opportunity to visit Manitoba for the AGM and YCSA Show in July 2020. See you there!

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Congratulations

to Ty and Taylor Draves of Ty-D Livestock Simmentals on their marriage, on July 27, 2019.

Congratulations

Congratulations

to Kaylea and Chris MacDonald on their marriage, July 20, 2019. A beautiful summer reception was hosted at the home farm, Donovandale Farms.

Merit Kelly Waltz was born on May 1, 2019 weighing in at 8 lbs. Merit is the fourth child of Kelly and Jenna Waltz of W2 Land & Cattle of Vermilion, AB. He is joining sisters Marley and Jaycee as well as brother Cash.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Congratulations

to Aubrie Mowat (Jock River Farm) and Craig Matthews (Rosemead Farm) on their wedding in August 17, 2019. Both the Mowat and Matthews families have been long time Simmental Breeders and were proud to share a beautiful day of marriage on the farm in the Ottawa Valley! Congrats Aubrie and Craig from all of your families!

With great sadness we announce the death of William Edward “Bill� MacLeod, husband of Susan (Jamieson) MacLeod and son of the late Daniel and Emma (Trundle) MacLeod on August 21, 2019. During his illness, he remained brave and thankful and set a great example for family and friends. Besides his wife of 51 years, Susan, he is survived by his son Andrew (Alison Rideout) of Linwood, Ontario, his daughter Sarah (Stephen Strickey) of Ottawa, and his beloved grandchildren Zachary StAmand, Emma, Sam and Adam MacLeod and William, Noah and Lucas Strickey. He loved being their father and Papa, and they gave him unconditional love and support. He is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his granddaughter, Maggie MacLeod, brothers Carl (Eva), Arnold (Margaret) and sister Danena Masters (Earl). Born in St. Stephen, NB, Bill grew up in a strong farming family. His sense of family, hard work and interest in agriculture were fostered at an early age. He left the farm to study education at the University of New Brunswick where he earned a Bachelor of Education and later attended the University of Maine where he graduated with a Masters in Educational Administration. Bill enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a teacher and principal. During his career he taught in New Brunswick in Millville, St. Stephen, Oromocto and Fredericton as well as in Germany. The last 18 years were spent as Principal of Priestman Street School. He took great pride in his career and enjoyed meeting former students and colleague that he impacted throughout his decades in education. Bill was a man of great integrity and faith and had a wealth of varied interests. He loved travelling, amassed an impressive art collection and was an excellent chef. Bill enjoyed the company of family, friends and neighbours. His intelligence, quick wit and caring manner will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His heart never left the family farm as following his retirement Bill developed a serious interest in breeding Simmental cattle. He was associated for many years with the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) culminating in induction to the CSA Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Please join us at FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL FOR THE ASA SIMMENTAL SHOW Thursday November 7, 2019 9:00am Percentage Show 10:00am Purebred Show “Pizza Party” following in the barns after the show. $10,000 Breeders Select Sign up to be a contributor or purchase your membership prior to November 7th to be entered in the “EARLY BIRD DRAWS” which will be drawn during the show at Farmfair. Watch for consignments from these 2019 ASA Breeders Select Contributors: Virginia Ranch SIBL Simmentals Ultra Livestock Czech Mate Livestock WJ Simmentals Red Top Livestock Maxwell Simmentals Deeg Simmentals Harvie Crest/KT Ranches Westway Farms Mader Ranches Sign up as a contributor to add your name to this list of supporters. For more information or to sign up as a contributor or get your membership email asabreedersselect@outlook.com or call Tracy Kimmel at (780) 875-2089.

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Nov. 27, 2019 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 the Agribition Sale - Secondary prizes drawn throughout the event! - Silver memberships can be purchased in advance at sasksimmental@yourlink.ca or at the show

Agribition Simmental Show Schedule Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:00 AM Simmental Show 5:30 PM Pizza 6:00 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 29, 2019 9:00 AM Commercial Cattle Show Saturday, November 30, 2019 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... McIntosh LIvestock Blair, steph, seth and carter McIntosh Maymont, SK for donating the 2019 Scholarship Heifer McIntosh chloe 41G...watch for details!

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

Box 591 Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0 (306) 697-2945 fax (306) 697-2942 email: sasksimmental@yourlink.ca 28

www.sasksimmental.com


IMMENTAL RFID Tags Allflex & Datamars Comfortear TO ORDER: CANADAID.CA OR 1-877-909-2333

2020 CSA AGM & YCSA Show

July 23-26

Portage La Prairie, mb

Manitoba Events

- watch msa website for more information -

October 25-28 th 2019 MANITOBA AG-EX - BRANDON, MB November 13 th MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE - HARTNEY, MB 14 th HARVEST HOEDOWN 25TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE - NEEPAWA, MB 15 th PEMBINA TRIANGLE 39TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE - CYPRESS RIVER, MB DEcember 10 th KEYSTONE KONNECTION 40TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE - BRANDON, MB 14 th WLB TOP CUT FEMALE SALE - DOUGLAS, MB 15 th BONCHUK FARMS FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE - VIRDEN, MB 16 th SHADES OF THE PRAIRIE SIMMENTAL SALE - BRANDON, MB

find a breeder in your area at

www.mbsimmental.com Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0 President: Tracy Wilcox 204-723-0029 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca 29


Maritime Simmental Association UPCOMING EvENts Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS October 19, 2019 www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com

MSA Board of Directors President: Kerwin Delong, NS ~ Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE ~ Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS ~ Lacey Fisher , NS ~ Wade Loane, PE Brent Matheson, PE ~ Geraline Van Agten, NB 30


For supporting the FCSF & helping as we continue to support youth, education and research in the Simmental Breed. 4 Matt Simmentals Alta Genetics Inc. Anchor D Ranch Bar 5 Stock Farm Barlee Simmentals BBBG Simmental Group Black Cattle Co. Black River Farms Bohrson Marketing Bonchuk Farms Boot Hill Gallery Bouchard Livestock Bova-Tech Ltd. Bow Valley Genetics Broken Arrow Cattle Co. Brooksland Farms Canadian Cattle Identification Agency Canadian Cattlemen Canadian Simmental Association Canadian Simmental Country Canadian Sires Canadian Western Agribition

Cattle Vids Clinique Veterinaire Centre-du-Quebec Inc. CRM Simmentals Czech-Mate Livestock Datamars Inc. David Ennis David Spaulding Davis-Rairdan Deeg Simmental Dirt Road Chic DLMS Dorran Marketing Inc. Dunraven Simmentals Ferme BMS Inc. Ferme Gagnon Ferme Larose Ferme Sibelle Fleck First Class Marketing Flying F Ranch Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Goodview Angus & Apparel

Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Helen Jamieson High Country Cattle Services Hi-Tech Farms J Syvret Co. Limited Jamieson Genetics Jaydawn Farms Jetstream Livestock Ketchum Manufacturing Inc. Keystone Livestock KLW Farms Krista Whalen KT Ranches Lazy Creek Farms Lewis Farms Mutch Farms Neogen New Holland Agriculture North Hill Simmentals Northern Livestock Sales Optimum Genetics Ltd. Peter Sweeten

Pieschel Farms Pine Creek Simmentals Ranch House Designs Rancier Farms Red Sorrel Photography Red Top Livestock Riskan Hope Farms R-Plus Simmentals Select Sires Genervation SIBL Simmentals Stan Church Starwest Farms Sullivan Simmentals Sun Rise Simmentals T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd./Today’s Publishing Talbot Marketing Todd Simmentals Ultra Livestock V-5 Simmentals Velian Farms Wyvern Cattle Co. Young Canadian Simmental Association

Thanks to all the 2019 donators, bidders, buyers and supporters of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation. Your support is greatly appreciated! 31


It was with great honour and privilege that I was able to attend my second AJSA National Classic this past summer in Louisville, Kentucky. Thanks to the Young Canadian Simmental Association, I was able to develop my skills in many areas including judging and sales talk, as well as meet many incredible people. What I appreciate most about these junior associations and junior shows is the friendships and connections made. It was a great experience alongside Ryan Edwards, who I know I will be friends with for years to come. The show itself was absolutely outstanding. The quality of the cattle was unreal which makes me extremely proud to be in the Simmental industry. After participating in two AJSA National Classics, I am still astounded at the number of participants in the show and the work these young cattlemen put into it. I am extremely proud to have represented Canada on such a level and bring back many memories and experiences.

Also in attendance at the 2019 AJSA National Classic was Quinci Jones of Alberta and Katie Elmhirst of Ontario

I would like to once again thank the Young Canadian Simmental Association and the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for allowing me to travel to Louisville for this incredible week. I would also like to thank Kelsey Manske, our YCSA coordinator, for all that she does for the YCSA and organizing and accompanying us on this journey. - Morgan MacIntyre

Hi my name is Ryan Edwards and I’m from Carbon, AB. I competed last year at the YCSA National Classic in Olds, AB and I was fortunate enough to win a trip to the American Junior Simmental National Show. This show was held in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of July and was known as the ‘Race to the Bluegrass’. It was incredible to be able to compete in the competitions and even walk away with a few awards in these competitions with finishing 8th in Judging and 18th in the Sales Talk. Being able to watch the different types of cattle walk through the ring was something else! The cattle being exhibited were always fit up to the nines and the quality of cattle ran extremely deep throughout the entire show. It was unique to see the different techniques that were used in the showmanship ring and then displayed in the conformation ring. It was almost like a completely different environment when we were down there. I would like to thank the Young Canadian Simmental Association, the Canadian Simmental Association, and the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Association for giving me Morgan and I the opportunity to be able to have an experience like this. To all those behind the scenes that make this possible I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank-you to Kelsey for being such a great mentor for the kids in the Simmental Association, it was a pleasure to be able to get to know you more. This is an experience that will not be forgotten, and the skills I learned will be applied to my own cattle operation. - Ryan Edwards 32


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thank you to our showmanship judge – stephen & jennie mutch, conformation show judge – matthew Blankenship team fitting judge – Blair allnut, photography, print marketing, & digital design judge – amanda Bushey judging competition judges – stacey young, ray smith, lois mcrae sales talk judges – Kevin dempsey, ricky Bushey scrapbooking judge – allison mastine

open show female division

champion heifer calf Katie Elmhirst with IRCC Glamour 935G sired by IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B

reserve champion heifer calf Morgan MacIntyre with XCEL Sheeza Black Onyx 403G sired by SVS Captain Morgan 11Z

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champion yearling heifer and champion open female Justin Carvey with Oattes Sinful Flirt 55F sired by W/C Loaded Up 1119Y

champion cow/calf pair and reserve champion open female Katie Elmhirst with IRCC Debutante 634D sired by IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B and her calf IRCC DLC King George sired by W/C Bankroll 811D

reserve champion yearling heifer Katie Elmhirst with IRCC Fantasia ET 802F sired by Mr HOC Broker

reserve champion cow/calf pair Gracie Falconer with RJY Carolina 40E sired by KOP Spartan 113A and her calf J-Star Red Ace 909G sired by Harvie Red Summit 54B


reserve champion intermediate showman Lucas Williams, East Garafraxa ON

Bull division

champion senior showman Justin Carvey, Alexander, MB reserve champion senior showman Owen Elmhirst, Indian River, ON overall champion showperson Katie Elmhirst, Indian River, ON champion Bull calf and champion open Bull Katie Elmhirst with IRCC DLC King George 905G sired by W/C Bankroll 811D

reserve champion Bred and owned female River Morse with Riverside Gloria 8G sired by RF Merchant 481B commercial show

overall reserve champion showperson Justin Carvey, Alexander, MB aggregates

champion heifer calf Katie Cox with Dunravens Girly Girl 1G sired by KDL Dunravens Dude

novice aggregate Faythe Barkley, Ingleside, ON

reserve champion Bull calf Gracie Falconer with J-Star Red Ace 909G sired by Harvie Red Summit 54B champion yearling heifer and champion commercial female Carissa Geddes with Tee Jay Gremlin 39F sired by PVF Insight 0129

junior aggregate Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB intermediate aggregate Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON senior aggregate Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB ajsa trip aggregate winner Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON ajsa trip aggregate winner Lucas Williams, East Garafraxa, ON peewee

champion yearling Bull and reserve champion open Bull Faythe Barkley with Hi Tech Flashpoint 150F sired by Elm Tree Zander 11Z

reserve champion yearling Bull Dawson Pinkham with Fusion Fire Ball sired by SVSF Allegiance Y802 Bred and owned show

champion Bred and owned female Colby Boal with JCLS Flek of Gold sired by Donovandale Dr Duke

peewee competitors Corbin Reid, Moorefield, QC Mathias Tetreault, La Presentation, QC reserve yearling female and reserve champion commercial female Cole Fallis with IRCC F1 Queen 842F sired by IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B

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champion cow/calf pair Katie Cox with KDL Ciana sired by KDL Jack Daniels and her calf Dunravens Girly Girl 1G sired by KDL Dunravens Dude

reserve champion novice Stella Mader, Carstairs, AB

group classes

reserve champion junior Megan Prouse, Janetville, QC

progeny of dam Morgan MacIntyre, Russel, ON Breeder’s herd Katie Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

champion novice Nathan Tetreault, La Presentation, QC

champion junior Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB

champion intermediate Cassidy Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

showmanship

reserve champion intermediate Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

champion novice showman Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, SK

champion senior Teegan Mackey, Brenham, TX

reserve champion novice showman Grace Fisher, Amherst, NS

reserve champion senior Dayne Whelan, Grandora, SK

champion junior showman Katie Cox, McNabe Braeside, ON

print marKeting

reserve champion junior showman River Morse, Hatley, QC champion intermediate showman Katie Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

champion novice Mia Veilleux, Ayer’s Cliff, QC reserve champion novice Stella Mader, Carstairs, AB

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digital design champion junior Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB reserve champion junior Chole Whalen, Gould, QC champion intermediate Cassidy Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON reserve champion intermediate Morgan MacIntyre, Russel, ON champion senior Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB reserve champion senior Kelly Somerville, Mountain, ON scrapBooKing champion novice Faythe Barkley, Ingleside, ON reserve champion novice Gus Reid, Moorefield, QC champion junior Allison Morse, Hatley, QC reserve champion junior Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB champion intermediate Terry Ennis. Gloucester, ON reserve champion intermediate N/A champion senior Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB reserve champion senior Lisa Reich, Tomahawk, AB photography champion novice Faythe Barkley, Ingleside, ON reserve champion novice Hailey Jamieson, Alexandria, ON

fcfs cheQue presentation Ken Lewis presenting to the juniors

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champion junior Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB

reserve champion junior Claudia Veilleux, Ayer’s Cliffe, QC

reserve champion junior Chole Whalen, Gould, QC

champion intermediate Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

champion intermediate Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

reserve champion intermediate Lucas Williams, East Garafraxa, ON

reserve champion intermediate Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON

champion senior Mackenzia Skeels, Rimbey, AB

champion senior Bridgitte Herrema, Uxbridge, ON

reserve champion senior Jacob Rothney, Sawyerville, QC

reserve champion senior Krista Whalen, Gould, QC

team fitting

judging champion novice Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, SK reserve champion novice Nathan Tetreault, La Presentation, QC champion junior Megan Prouse, Janetville, ON reserve champion junior River Morse, Hatley, QC champion intermediate Lacey Geddes, Scotch Settlement, NB reserve champion intermediate Lucas Williams, East Garafraxa, ON champion senior Cody Smith, OK reserve champion senior Teegan Mackey, Brenham, TX sales talK champion novice Gus Reid, Moorefield, QC reserve champion novice Mia Veilleux, Ayer’s Cliffe, QC champion junior Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB

champion novice Faythe Barkley, Ingleside, ON; Brenna Fornwald, Lampman, SK and Gus Reid, Moorefield, QC reserve champion novice Stella Mader, Carstairs, AB; Nathan Tetreault, La Presentation, QC; and Mia Veilleux, Ayer’s Cliff, QC champion junior Hope Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON; Claudia Veilleux, Ayer’s Cliff, QC and Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB reserve champion junior Katie Cox, McNabe Braeside, ON; Adelynn Fisher, Amherst, NS and River Morse, Hatley, QC champion intermediate Colby Boal, Merrickville, ON; Jade Noiseux, St-Paul d’Abbotsford, QC and Bryce Raymond, Brome, QC reserve champion intermediate Cole Fallis, Selwyn, ON; Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON and Dawson Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON champion senior Gracie Falconer, Hartney, MB; Teegan Mackey, Brenham, TX and Lisa Reich, Tomahawk, AB reserve champion senior Cassidy Cadarette, Foster, QC; Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB and Cody Smith, Lindsay, ON


Showmanship Judge: Katie Wright

Conformation Judges: Randy Tetzlaff

Open Show

Bred & owned show

champion heifer calf Bar A Gazelle 11G exhibited by Wyatt Millar

champion Yearling Heifer and CHAMPION Bred and Owned Female BBB Color Me Red 1F exhibited by Brynn Whelan

reserve champion heifer calf TCC Ms Black Tracker 25G exhibited by Paige Holmquist champion yearling heifer Bar 17 Lady 801 exhibited by Wyatt Bradford

Champion two Year Old female Pistal Annie exhibited by Jamie Attrux

showmanship Reserve Yearling Heifer and Reserve peewee Showman REserve Champion mature and champion Bred and Owned Female Jace Timm and Grayson Aumack REserve champion open female Bar 17 Lady 801 exhibited by Wyatt Bradford Novice Showman WPT Sweet Revenge exhibited by Brynn Whelan Taylor Reid Commercial show junior Showman Wyatt Bradford

reserve champion yearling heifer KNRD Hot Pursuit exhibited by Dayne Whelan

Intermediate Showman Will Bradford

champion two year old Female Bar A Elegant 15E exhibited by Wyatt Millar champion BULL CALF and CHAMPION open bull Bar-A First Up 19F exhibited by Wyatt Millar

Champion mature and champion open female Early Sunset Lady 34D exhibited by Wyatt Bradford

reserve champion yearling heifer Lil Wendy exhibited by Hunter Reid

senior Showman Paige Homquist champion heifer calf and reserve champion commercial female Jewel exhibited by Alex Manson Reserve champion heifer calf Kit Kat exhibited by Leah Libke

Aggregates peewee Jace Timm and Grayson Aumack Novice Taylor Reid junior Wyatt Bradford

Reserve champion BULL CALF and Reserve CHAMPION open bull SGCC Red Killswitch 3G exhibited by Paige Holmquist

Intermediate Cole Reid champion yearling heifer and Champion Commercial Female Anastasia exhibited by Cole Reid

senior Wyatt Millar

SaSkatchewan Young canadian Simmental aSSociation would like to thank the following 2019 SponSorS: Saskatchewan Simmental Association FenceFast Ltd. Spruce Grove Cattle Co. Bradley Simmentals Labatte Simmentals Ashworth Farm & Ranch XRC Simmentals Wheatland Cattle Co. Bar A Simmentals Black Gold Simmentals Braithwaite Simmentals Beaver Ridge Boundary Ranch City View Simmentals Coulee Crossing Double Bar D Farms Early Sunset Ranch Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Lakeview Simmentals McIntosh Livestock Pheasantdale Cattle Co Reagan Schlacter Reid Ranching

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Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup

August 2 - 4, 2019

Neepawa, MB

judges Robin Hogberg John Hogberg Kolton McInstosh showmanship champion pee wee Aklen Abey champion junior Cade Wright champion intermediate Levi Best

champion Junior and Reserve Grand champion Female Carly Jo Carson with NAC Merlot 92F

Reserve Junior champion Female Zach Hill, Redvers

champion senior Sadie Anwender simmental Class 1 - simmental heifer calf 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn 2. Sadie Anwender, Radville Reserve Junior champion Female Dawson Cruikshanks with Perks Rachel 935F

senior champion Commercial and reserve grand champion female Svienna Bjarnarson, Gladstone

class 3 - simmental two year old with calf at side 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn

Reserve Senior champion female Dawson Cruikshanks, Brandon

Grand champion heifer calf Cody Carson with NAC Merlot 92F Senior champion Senior and grand champion Female Cody Carson with RJP Pocahontas 41E Commercial cattle division

Champion Commercial Bull Calf Svienna Bjarnarson, Gladstone Reserve Champion Bull Calf Kaitlyn Davey, Westbourne Fat Steer Show

Reserve champion heifer calf Sadie Anwender with Me’n My Honey Dew 27G class 2 - simmental Bred heifer 1. Carly JoCarson, Rossburn 2. Dawson Cruikshanks, Brandon

Junior Champion Commercial and grand champion Commercial Female Brock Sigurdson, MacGregor

Grand Champion Steer Alice Rooke, Alexander Reserve Grand Champion steer Kamryn Gilliland, Carivale Grand Aggregates Champion Pee wee Declynn Allum Champion Junior Madisyn Robertson Champion Intermediate Levi Best Champion Senior Kaitlyn Davey

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CHAMPION HEIFER CALF RPCC Black Glitter 216G exhibited by Josie Crawford

Judge: Vance Oatley CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED FEMALE Maple Stone First Love exhibited by Alexa Avelar

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF IRCC Glass Slipper 941G exhibited by Katie Elmhirst

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER LHF Wrecking Ball 26F exhibited by Simon Johnson

OPEN SHOW

COMMERCIAL SHOW CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Jase Goosebumps exhibited by Sally Stillman RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Cameron Glenloisse 10G exhibited by Hannah Cameron

AGGREGATES NOVICE AGGREGATE Annie Briand JUNIOR AGGREGATE Ruby Briand INTERMEDIATE AND OVERALL CHAMPION AGGREGATE Katie Elmhirst SENIOR AND OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION AGGREGATE Brandy Thaxter

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CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE IRCC Fantasia ET 802F exhibited by Owen Elmhirst

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE JP Forever Lady exhibited by Brady Hasson

SILVER ECOSA Juniors Maplestone Farm Masterfeeds Pickseed

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE IRCC First Lady 804F exhibited by Brent Clysdale

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CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE AND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE DYLN Eclipse 107E with Tonette Georgia Peach exhibited by Montana Stillman-Loyst RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE IRCC F1 Queen 842F exhibited by Cole Fallis CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Phillips Combustible 1E with Phillips Taylor 1G exhibited by Jordan Phillips RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Jase Oranges the Nu Black with Jase Black is Back exhibited by Hazel Stillman CHAMPION BULL CALF AND CHAMPION OPEN BULL RPCC Red Geronimo 201G exhibited by Shelby Crawford

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF RPCC Blk Gizmo 254G exhibited by Shelby Crawford RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF Jase Black is Back exhibited by Hazel Stillman OTHER CLASSES CHAMPION INFLUENCED STEER Flash exhibited by Grace Kuhl SHOWMANSHIP PEE WEE SHOWMAN Jordan Phillips

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN BULL Academy Hill Falcon 12F exhibited by Sydney Magee CHAMPION YEARLING BULL IRCC Gusto 903G exhibited by Owen Elmhirst BRED & OWNED SHOW

NOVICE SHOWMAN Annie Briand JUNIOR SHOWMAN Ruby Briand INTERMEDIATE AND OVERALL CHAMPION SHOWPERSON Katie Elmhirst

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND CHAMPION BRED AND SENIOR SHOWMAN Grace Kuhl OWNED FEMALE Maple Stone Girl Crush exhibited by Alexa Avelar OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION SHOWPERSON Reegan Sawyer

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Judge: Jordan Buba

Open Show

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Supreme Champion female RF Joy’s Elegance exhibited by Kade Rancier

Reserve supreme champion BULL CALF BLI Gaucho 910G exhibited by Cassie Smith

Commercial show

REserve Supreme Champion female Early Sunset Lady 961G exhibited by Wyatt Bradford

Supreme Champion Commercial female Sunny with calf Venom at side exhibited by Levi Martin

Supreme champion BULL CALF Anchor D Gibraltar exhibited by Mackenzie Skeels

OPEN SHOW Champion Heifer Calf Forest Hill Lady G exhibited by Jake Matheson Reserve champion Heifer Calf CWSS Jokes On You exhibited by Cameron White Champion Yearling Heifer DJ’s Ms Firefly exhibited by Connor Morse Reserve champion Yearling Heifer Alliance JOTS Red Lady exhibited by Drew Tarrant Champion two year old female CDM Ms Dream Date exhibited by Connor Morse Reserve champion two year old female JT Opal exhibited by Cameron White

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Supreme champion Commercial BULL CALF DMDM Outlaw 980G exhibited by Hanna Gregoire

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September 20-22, 2019

Judge: Andy Carter

Champion Mature Female Forest Hill Dreamboat Ani exhibited by Jake Matheson Reserve Champion Mature Female Boomer Creek Twain 10D exhibited by Connor White Champion Open Female Forest Hill Dreamboat Ani exhibited by Jake Matheson Reserve champion Open Female DJ’s Ms Firefly exhibited by Connor Morse Champion Bull Calf CDM Grizzly Adams exhibited by Connor Morse Reserve champion Bull Calf WKF Fully Loaded 1G exhibited by Ray Parsons champion open Bull CDM Grizzly Adams exhibited by Connor Morse reserve Champion open Bull WKF Fully Loaded 1G exhibited by Ray Parsons BRED & OWNED SHOW champion BRed & Owned female Forest Hill Margo Maddy exhibited by Jake Matheson reserve champion BRed & Owned female Renlim Ms Flirt 1F exhibited by Rebecca Smith

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COMMERCIAL SHOW cHAMPION cOMMERICAL fEMALE WKF Wanda JR exhibited by Ray Parsons rESERVE Champion cOMMERCIAL fEMALE WRSF Freya 9F exhibited by Chloe Loane SHOWMANSHIP Champion Novice Showperson Grace Fisher Champion Junior and overall reserve Showperson Lantz Hiltz Champion Intermediate Showperson Molly Loane Champion Senior and overall Champion Showperson Melanie Porter AGGREGATES Champion novice aggregate Grace Fisher Champion Junior aggregate Cameron White Champion intermediate and overall reserve Champion aggregate Molly Loane Champion senior and overall champion aggregate Connor Morse

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ABC Cattle Co. ........................................................45 Adair Ranch..............................................................41 Alameda Agencies Ltd. ............................................51 Alliance Simmental Farms........................................48 Alta Genetics............................................................52 Anchor D Ranch.......................................................41 Applecross Cattle.....................................................41 Artisan Beef Farms...................................................48 Artisan Farms...........................................................51 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. ............................15, 45 Aumack Simmentals.................................................45 Bar 5 Farms..............................................................48 Bar CL Livestock......................................................41 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals................................9, 41 Big Rock Simmentals...............................................41 Black River Farms....................................................48 Black Sand Cattle Company.....................................47 Blue Mountains Farm...............................................48 Blushrose Simmental Farm......................................45 Bohrson Marketing Services.....................................52 Bonchuk Farms........................................................47 Boomer Creek..........................................................48 Bouchard Livestock International.............................52 Boundary Ranch.................................................19, 45 Bova-Tech Ltd. .........................................................52 Bow Valley Genetics.................................................52 Brooksland Farms....................................................48 Brown, Grady............................................................51 Canadian Bull Congress...........................................51 Canadian Cattlemen.................................................52 Carey, Brent..............................................................51 Cattle Cures..............................................................51 Circle G Simmentals & Angus..................................41 City View Simmentals...............................................45 Clearwater Simmentals............................................41 Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. .....................................19 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh............................................48 Crocus Simmentals Inc.............................................19 Crossroad Farms......................................................45 Czech-Mate Livestock..............................................41 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ..................52 Deeg Simmental.......................................................41 Destiny Simmentals..................................................48 Diamond T Simmentals............................................42 DJ Farms..................................................................48 Don Heggie Simmentals...........................................42 Donovandale Farms.................................................48 Dora Lee Genetics....................................................49 Dorran Marketing Inc. ..............................................51 Dorran, Steve...........................................................51 Double Bar D Farms.........................................IFC, 45 Double G Simmentals...............................................45 Downey Farms.........................................................47 Dunc’s Cattle Co. .....................................................49 Dwayann Simmentals...............................................49 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals......................................9, 42 East Poplar Simmentals.....................................19, 46 Edge, Dean...............................................................51 EDN Simmentals................................................19, 46 Elm Tree Farms........................................................49 Erixon Simmentals Inc. ......................................19, 46 Fallen Timber Farms................................................41 Ferme Gagnon Inc. ..................................................50 First Class Cattle Marketing.................................3, 52 Foley Simmentals.....................................................49

Forden Fairview Farm Ltd. ......................................19 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ..........................................52 GJR Simmentals.......................................................46 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ..............................51 Gravandale Simmentals...........................................49 Grinalta Farms..........................................................42 GSB Simmentals........................................................9 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. ....................................................52 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. .................................................42 Hannah Simmentals.................................................42 Harvie Ranching.......................................................42 Hidden Stone Farm....................................................9 High Bluff Stock Farm...............................................47 High Country Cattle Services...................................42 Hilltop Holdings.........................................................19 Hi-Tech Farms..........................................................49 Hoegl Livestock........................................................46 Indian River Cattle Co. ............................................49 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. .....................52 Janzen Ranches.......................................................42 Jetstream Livestock..................................................49 JNR Farms...............................................................42 Keato Meadow Simmentals......................................42 Kin Kin Cattle Co. ....................................................42 Kuntz Simmental Farm.............................................46 Labatte Simmentals............................................19, 46 Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals....................................9 Lazy Bar B Simmentals......................................19, 46 Lazy S Ranch Inc. ...................................................42 Lewis Farms...................................................OBC, 42 Little Willow Creek Ranch.........................................46 Lobster Point Farms.................................................50 Lone Stone Farms..............................................18, 42 Luv-N-It Cattle Company..........................................42 M&J Farms...............................................................48 M&R Cattle Co. ........................................................43 MacKenzie Cattle Company.....................................43 Mader Ranches....................................................5, 43 Mar Mac Farms........................................................48 Masterfeeds..............................................................51 Maxwell Simmentals.................................................43 McCormack Family Ranch.......................................46 MCG Simmentals.....................................................43 McIntosh Livestock...................................................46 McManus Simmentals..............................................48 McMillen Ranching Ltd. ...........................................46 Me N My Simmentals...............................................19 Meadow Acres Farms...............................................46 MI Simmentals..........................................................43 Millington Ranch.......................................................19 Mitchell Cattle Co. ...................................................41 New Holland Agriculture.............................................1 Nolara Farms............................................................43 Norfolk Cattle............................................................49 North Creek Simmentals..........................................46 North Hill Simmentals...............................................43 O Double E Simmentals...........................................43 Oberg, Don...............................................................51 O’Brien Farms..........................................................49 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group............................43 Oslanski Simmental Farms.......................................43 Parkhill Ranches.......................................................43 Pearson Farms.........................................................43 Pheasantdale Simmentals........................................46 Phillips Farms Simmentals.......................................50

Pine Creek Simmentals............................................43 Porter Ranches.........................................................43 Rainbow River Simmentals......................................11 Rancier Farms..........................................................44 RDG Simmentals......................................................44 Regan Schlacter.......................................................19 Rehorst Farms Ltd. ..................................................49 Rendezvous Farms..................................................48 Ririe Simmentals......................................................44 River Point Cattle Co. ..............................................49 Riverbank Farms......................................................48 Robb Farms..............................................................47 Robson Acres...........................................................49 Rosebud Simmentals...............................................44 Rust Mountain View Ranch......................................50 SAJ Simmentals.......................................................47 Seven-M Livestock...................................................44 Silver Creek Simmentals..........................................19 Silver Smith Farms Ltd. ...........................................44 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.............................44 Skeels, Dan..............................................................51 Skor Simmentals......................................................44 South Holden Simmental............................................7 Southpaw Cattle Company.......................................44 Spring Creek Simmentals.........................................47 Spring Lake Simmentals...........................................44 Spruce View Acres.....................................................9 Starwest Farms........................................................44 Steen Agencies.........................................................51 Stewart Simmentals..................................................49 Stock, Mark...............................................................51 Stone Simmentals....................................................44 Storebo Farm............................................................47 Sullivan Simmentals.................................................50 Sully’s Farm..............................................................49 Sun Rise Simmentals...............................................47 Sunny Valley Simmentals...................................19, 47 Swan Lake Farms.....................................................47 Swanewitt Simmentals.............................................44 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. ....................................IFC, 52 The Register.............................................................50 Timberlind Auctions..................................................51 Todd Simmentals......................................................50 Transcon Livestock Corp. ............IBC, 7, 9, 18, 19, 52 Trevor’s Cowpix........................................................51 Triple Rose Simmentals...........................................50 Tryon Simmentals.....................................................50 TSN Livestock..........................................................48 Tymarc Livestock..................................................9, 44 Verleysen Farms.......................................................44 Virginia Ranch......................................................9, 45 W2 Farms.................................................................47 W2 Land & Cattle ....................................................45 Weldehaven Farms..................................................50 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company..............................45 Westway Farms Ltd. ................................................45 Willerton Simmentals................................................19 Windy Knoll Farm.....................................................50 WJ Simmetals...........................................................45 Wolfe Farms.............................................................45 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh .....................................................45 Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds...........................................48 XRC Simmentals......................................................47 X-T Simmentals........................................................19

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october 2019 Saskatchewan Simmental Association............28 Publication Information.......................................... 2

Manitoba Simmental Association.....................29

From The Gate Post (English)............................... 6

Maritime Simmental Association......................30

Breed Improvement (English).............................10

Young Canadian Simmental Association.......32

YCSA Alumni Story.................................................12

2019 National Classic Show Results................34

From The Gate Post (French)..............................14

Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Results.........37

Breed Improvement (French).............................16

Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Results.........38

Vet’s Advice...............................................................17

Ontario Trillium Classic Show Results.............39

CCA Article.................................................................20

Alberta Wild Rose Classic Show Results........40

THE Report................................................................21

Maritime YCSA Classic Results...........................40

Simmental On The Move.....................................25

Advertiser’s Index....................................................53

Member Announcements....................................26

CSA Contacts............................................................54

Alberta Simmental Association.........................27

What’s Happening..................................................55 #13, 4101 19th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 P: (403) 250-7979 • F: (403) 250-5121 www.simmental.com • E: cansim@simmental.com

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

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

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

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

CSA Directors

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

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

Provincial Associations

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

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

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

CSA Staff

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


What’s Happening October Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 4 - 6 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 - 13 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 19 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 - 26 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale VJV Rimbey, AB Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale VJV Ponoka, AB Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale VJV Dawson Creek, BC Olds Fall Classic Olds, AB Ontario Simmental Solution Sale Listowel, ON IRCC “Quality Control” Female Sale Indian River, ON Expo Boeuf Victoriaville, QC Anchor D “Pasture Treasure” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Shades of Autumn Production & Prospect Sale Houston, BC Ottawa Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS Stars of the Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON RPCC & Guests “Fall Gala” Production Sale Glencoe, ON Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB 2019 Edition Mader Ranches Ladies Night Carstairs, AB Partners for Progress Sale IX Shefford, QC Rust Mountain View “Queens of the Pasture” Production Sale Mercer, ND Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up Lloydminster, SK

November

Nov. 1 - 10 Royal Agriculture Winter Fair Toronto, ON Nov. 2 Royal Elite All Breed Sale Toronto, ON Nov. 3 Canadian National Simmental Show Toronto, ON Nov. 6 - 10 Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Nov. 13 Maple Lake Stock Farm Production Sale Hartney, MB Nov. 13 Chittick Farms Production Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Nov. 14 Harvest Hoedown 25th Annual Simmental Heifer Sale Neepawa, MB Nov. 15 Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 39th Annual Sale Cypress River, MB Nov. 16 Lazy Creek Farms – Simmental & Red Angus Dispersal Moose Jaw, SK Nov. 21 Canadian Classic Simmental Sale Lacombe, AB Nov. 23 Futures One Online Sale: Edition 10 www.DLMS.ca Nov. 23 South Holden Simmental Complete Herd Dispersal Sale Viking, AB Nov. 25 - 30 Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK Nov. 27 Agribition Simmental 49th Annual Sale Regina, SK Nov. 29 Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB

December Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 Dec. 7 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 10 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 13 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Dec. 31

JAnuary Jan. 25

Transcon’s Western Harvest 6th Annual Simmental Bred Heifer Sale Innisfail, AB Camrose Country Classic 8th Annual Sale Camrose, AB Ashworth Farm & Ranch Female Production Sale Oungre, SK SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB Wolfe Farms 15th Annual Fleckvieh Bull & Female Sale Valleyview, AB The Source Of Elite Simmental Genetics Sale Lloydminster, SK Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull and Heifer Sale Lloydminster, SK Keystone Konnection 41st Annual Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity V” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Transcon’s Simmsational 42nd Annual Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK McMillen Ranching Ltd. “Herdbuilder 2019” Female Sale Carievale, SK WLB Livestock Top Cut Female Sale Douglas, MB Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Border City 2nd Annual Simmental Sale Lloydminster, SK Shades Of The Prairies Simmental Production Sale Brandon, MB Southern Alberta Simmental Round Up 26th Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Westgold Farms Female Production Sale Lloydminster, SK Skor Simmentals Complete Female Dispersal Sale Innisfail, AB Friday Night Lights 8th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB Transcon’s National Trust On Ice Semen & Embryo Sale Chapter XII Red Deer, AB Checkers Simmental Sale Ponoka, AB Profit / Smarty Pants Event Ponoka, AB Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XXII Red Deer, AB Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale Niagara, ON New Year’s Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale Volume VIII Lloydminster, SK Muirhead Cattle Co. 18th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK

February Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 17

Rust Mountain View Ranch 9th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND Janzen Ranches 27th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Diamond M Ranch 9th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Genetic Edge 21st Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Wetaskiwin, AB Rendezvous Farms 16th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

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Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28 Feb. 29 Feb. 29

March Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11

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Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale Lacombe, AB M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Maxwell/Rancier Bull Sale Camrose, AB Ultra/Czech Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Triangle Stock Farm Annual Bull Sale Parkland County, AB W2 Land & Cattle 2nd Annual Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Crossroad Farms 14th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Robb/Hoegl 15th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK KT/Harvie Crest Bull Sale Olds, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK KSL Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Bull Sale Grenfell, SK MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 13th Annual Sale Stavely, AB Zimmer’s Spring Lake Simmentals Bull & Heifer Sale Camrose, AB Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Pheasantdale 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co. / Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB LaBatte Simmentals with Guest, East Poplar 40th Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Bull Fest ’20 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB McMillen Ranching 26th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Lockhart Valley 15th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Synergie 8th Annual Bull Sale Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, QC R-Plus Simmental 20th Annual Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Wilson/Snider and Guests 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Built Right 7th Annual Bull Sale Provost, AB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Sunny Valley Simmentals 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Skor Simmentals 18th & Final Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar-Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB

Mar. 12 Westway/Deeg 17th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 12 Transcon’s 2nd Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB Mar. 12 Spring Creek “In Pursuit of Perfection” Simmental & Angus 15th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Mar.13 Rainbow River Simmentals 5th Annual Bull Sale Fisher Branch, MB Mar. 14 Next Generation 7th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar.14 Wheeler’s Stock Farm 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 14 Ranchers Select Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 15 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Mar. 16 South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 16 Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Mar.17 Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 21st Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 18 Meadow Acres 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Mar. 18 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Porter Ranches Bull Sale Mar. 20 Stony Plain, AB Mar. 21 Joint Venture 41st Annual Bull Sale Sangudo, AB Mar. 21 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 21st Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Mar. 21 Whitewood, SK Oakview / Perkin / Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Mar. 21 Brandon, MB Mar. 23 Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB WLB Livestock 16th Annual Beef Bull Sale Mar. 24 Douglas, MB Mar. 25 Adair Ranch 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Brownfield, AB Mar. 26 Anchor B/Anchorage 19th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Transcon’s Red Deer Bull Sale Mar. 26 Red Deer, AB Mar. 26 Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Mar. 27 Perrot/Come As U R Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Mar. 29 Best Of The Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Mar. 30 Ceylon, SK

April Apr. 4 Apr. 9 Apr. 10 Apr. 13

May May 2 May 16

Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Southview Ranch 19th Annual Bull Sale Ceylon, SK Spirit Of The North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Rust Mountain View Ranch Spring Bull Sale Mercer, ND 1st Annual Production Get Back To Grass Sale Henderson, TX


Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale Mothers of upcoming Bull Sale Offering... February 29th, 2020

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