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Volume 41, Number 2

Bruce Bruce Holmquist

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

The official publication of the Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 19th St. N.E. | Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 403-250-5255 | Fax: 403-250-5121 www.simmentalcountry.com

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Canadian Simmental Association Spring Update

020 began as a year like any other; one full of hope and promise which quickly changed to challenges that have tested the resolve and strength of not only Canadians, but also billions of people around the world. From one challenge to another we quickly moved to experiencing a world-wide pandemic that has put our lives into a much different perspective. New terms such as “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” have quickly become a part of regular terminology when discussing the Covid-19 outbreak. Issues that dominated news reports throughout Canada earlier in the year have become distant memories as we experience the reality of how quickly our lives can change. Some of the things we have learned are what is important in life and what isn’t. What is essential and what is a luxury. Doctors and nurses as well as other medical and health care providers are now seen as heroes in the same light as police officers and firefighters. Farmers and ranchers have been deemed part of essential service along with all the others who work with us within the food supply chain; including truckers, processors, retailers and grocery clerks to list a few. Some store shelves have become bare of certain products that has further illustrated the importance of what we do collectively to put food on consumer’s plates. Few consumers come to our farms and ranches and buy their food direct, and everyone mentioned above needs to be appreciated for the part they play in feeding the world. While it’s often hard to see a cloud’s silver lining, in this case it may be a greater appreciation for agriculture throughout the world. At the time of writing this Gate Post the Simmental bull sales are mostly over for the year and it is not an overstatement to say that for the most part they were incredible, especially given the challenges that were presented from Mid-March and later by regulations that restricted the number of people that could attend each sale. In many cases, bulls were examined by interested breeders prior to sale day or by sale consultants who carried numerous orders. This was supplemented by internet bidding options through several companies that provide 4

“online” sale broadcast services. The seed-stock sector worked hard to meet the challenge and showed our ability to adapt in order to keep our part of the beef production chain moving, and in getting bulls delivered to cowherds throughout Canada. Some operational changes have also been required by the CSA board and its staff in order to respect the parameters put in place by Provincial and Federal Health departments. CSA staff ended its field service duties on March 19th to allow room for others to attend bull sales, as well as to adhere to the health and safety guidelines. We thank the sellers whose sales we were unable to attend, your understanding is appreciated. In addition to that, the CSA committee and board meetings and the Foundation board meeting were conducted via telephone conference call rather than in the usual face to face setting. To date the 2020 CSA Convention and AGM and the National YCSA Show are still scheduled as planned and any further information will be provided via the monthly CSA e-News, the CSA Facebook page and emails. The CSA will be mailing ballots for the election of the CSA Director position for the combined region of the Maritimes and British Columbia. Jennie Mutch has been nominated by the Maritimes Simmental Association, and Luke Muehlen has been nominated by the British Columbia Simmental Association. All active CSA and YCSA members over the age of eighteen are eligible to vote for that position and are asked to follow instructions in the voting packages they receive and to return their ballots via mail to the CSA office. The director’s position for Saskatchewan will be filled by Blair McIntosh from Maymont, SK and the Manitoba director’s position will be filled by Bill Biglieni from Douglas, MB. Both of those positions are declared filled by acclamation. We encourage you to contact one of your CSA directors or myself for further information regarding anything mentioned in this article, and check www.simmental.com or our monthly e-News for updates of any possible changes to service by the CSA office. Stay healthy and take care!


Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

Treating Individual Cows Increase the Reproductive Rate

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s herds get bigger and electronic ID tags get used more for record keeping more attention can also be given to individual cow medicine. We can learn lots from our colleagues in dairy production about looking after individual cows. Health, especially uterine health and fertility go hand in hand. If by paying attention and potentially treating cows with everything from inappetance to mild uterine infection you increase the chances of them conceiving when they are supposed to in the breeding season, fantastic. Also, slight changes to semen quality, AI technique, synchronization technique may all improve conception. As we all know lots of things need to be in order to get cows through calving to breeding again within 60-90 days. By utilizing good observational skills, record keeping and a plan to examine and potentially treat or supplement these cows the results could be higher conception rates overall. A list of cows to closely examine after calving and at least a couple weeks before breeding needs to be made and the time set aside to work on these cows. The list of cows should include, but not limited to, cows which twinned, had an assisted calving, prolapsed uterus, fetotomy, retained placenta or have a uterine discharge. Any which are low in body condition score, were treated for metabolic diseases such as milk fever, have bloody urine, a swollen udder or generally appear off should be looked at. If their calf is doing poorly from possibly not enough milk again an examination is in order. Lameness is caused by pain so any painful condition needs to be treated, as body condition will be run down. Pain leads to high cortisol levels that have a very negative effect on fertility. As you can see this may contain a large list but if a clinical examination leads to a more specific diagnosis the treatment your veterinarian prescribes may be the answer. Not only could milk production go up and the calf do better, a cow on a rising plane of nutrition is much more likely to conceive when bred. The cows just listed may contribute a high percentage to the open rate next fall if left unattended. The calving related issues and retained placentas your veterinarian may palpate the cow and determine whether an endometritis or endometriosis is present. From there treatment could run from intrautuerine infusion to antibiotics systemically to short cycling the cow and bringing her into heat to cleanse the uterus. These variables depend on the veterinarian’s choice and the severity of the infection. I once followed a herd that experienced a high twinning rate. The conception rate was good in the herd overall but only 50% in the cows which had twins conceived. In today’s beef herds with good nutrition twinning (because the calves are born early or a bit premature) a retained placenta could be the outcome. It is a fact of life but managing these highly fertile cows will hopefully keep more in your herd. Hard dystocias or premature births also increase the retained placenta rate. These cows should ALL be recorded and examined at a later date. Keep

in mind these cows will look clinically normal and may even be in good shape it is the scuttle changes in the uterus one gets from palpating that are diagnostic. The first sign of many conditions that is most obvious to many people is weight loss. If a large number of cows are experiencing this then nutrition or parasites may be the culprit. Individual cows may have individual ailments. Ones such as kidney infection, peritonitis or wooden tongue may have treatments that can be curative. If the cow recovers in body condition in time they may conceive. This is where early intervention and the correct diagnosis and treatment result in the lost weight being gained back. Others such as severe mastitis, Johne’s disease or chronic pneumonia can best be solved by early diagnosis and shipping for salvage value if possible. This is where your veterinarian with experience will know the expected prognosis, recovery rate and whether reoccurrence may be a possibility. Keep in mind older cows start loosing teeth and dentition could be the cause of the weight loss. These are better not rebred, as even if conceive, the condition could significantly worsen by the following year and end up dying. Then the only money they could make you is testing for the BSE program. With later calving cows, retained placenta or hard pulls the possibility of palpation before breeding season and potentially bringing them into heat with prostaglandins may be a wise decision.With palpation your veterinarian can determine if cycling is starting to occur and if there is any rudimentary infection present in the uterus. From there the cow may be infused with appropriate approved antibiotics directly into the uterus. There may be a need for systemic antibiotics in some cases and the prostaglandin should bring the cow into heat. Cycling is a cleansing process so we are simply upping the odds this cow/heifer will conceive. As raising replacements is costlier and many are wanting to increase their herds the one way is driving the pregnancy rate up by attending to the health of the uterus. We all know twins, if both sucking the mother, pull down body condition so extra effort put into cross adopting these cows may also lead to higher pregnancy rates in those cows for sure. Lots of things to consider but some attention paid to this group of cows after calving and a couple weeks before breeding may yield benefits. Some uterine infusions can even be given hours after breeding so that by the time the fertilized egg gets back to the uterus at day seven the infection is cleared up. If some attention is paid to examining and treating problems or weight loss conditions before breeding the effort could be rewarded by more pregnancies. Cases not worth pursuing will also be identified. The purebred cattle it is even more critical to pursue these cases because of their high value, we want them to calve early in the breeding season. Please consider doing something about these select cases after calving season this year but first off here’s to another successful calving season.

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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Contemporary Groups

ne of the most misunderstood parts of genetic evaluation is the idea of contemporary groups. Contemporary groups form the basis for all direct comparisons of animals in a genetic evaluation. A contemporary group is a set of animals that are the same sex, roughly the same age and raised under the same management. I often hear comments or concerns from breeders worried about comparisons of their cattle to the neighbour who may have a different management system. For example, a breeder may feel that their management does not result in the same weaning weights as that of their neighbour with a creep feeder. Another common concern is with subjectively scored traits, such as docility. Addressing these concerns is the true power of a contemporary group. In genetic evaluation, the only direct comparisons ever made between animals are between animals in the same contemporary group. In other words, your cattle NEVER have their performance directly compared to the neighbour. In fact, they will only have performance compared with other animals from your herd that are the same age and the same sex, with the same management grouping. Let’s look at an example using 10 calves from two herds. Table 1 represents what the breeders might have sent in for information on their calves. For ease of math, we will assume they are born around the same time, and that the weights presented are adjusted for age of dam and the age of the calf (adjusted weaning weights). Table 1. Breeder submitted performance data from two herds including birth weight, weaning weight, weaning docility score and birth and weaning management groups.

Let’s use the example data and assign these calves into contemporary groups at birth and weaning and look at how they deviate from the group average for birth weight, weaning weight and docility. A deviation is how far the calf is above or below the average of their contemporary group for the trait being measured. The groupings are shown with different colours to help show how calves are split. First and foremost, the calves from Herd 1 are not compared to Herd 2. Secondly, males and females are not compared, and finally once a calf is removed from a group, they can’t re-enter that group. The groupings and deviations are shown in Table 2. 6

Table 2. Contemporary Group for birth (Bth Con Grp) and weaning (Wng Con Grp) and deviation from group average for birth weight (Bth Wt Dev), weaning weight (Wng Wt Dev) and docility (Doc Scr Dev).

By following the example, we can see that 1A, 2A and 3A are all bulls in the same group at birth, and that they are managed together through to weaning and are in the same weaning group. The heifer calves 4A and 5A are also managed the same at birth but are split into their own contemporary group because they are females. They are managed differently up to weaning from the bulls, but are managed the same as each other, so are compared to each other. 6A is a bull but is in a separate management group at birth. He is therefore grouped by himself. Even though he is managed with 1A, 2A and 3A before weaning, he cannot be compared at weaning because of this different management at calving. 7A and 8A are bulls from Herd 2 that are managed the same, so they can be compared to each other. The same goes for the heifers 9A and 10A at birth, but because they were managed separately prior to weaning they can’t be compared to each other at weaning time and split into separate groups. In the deviation columns we can see how each calf compares to the average performance of its group. You may notice that some of the squares have an X. This means that the data can’t be used for evaluation. In the case of 6A, because the calf is in a group by itself, it means that there are no other calves to compare his performance to, thus there is no deviation from group average. For 9A and 10A, we can compare their birth weight, but not their weaning weights, since they were managed the same prior to/at birth but separated prior to weaning. Some of us might be tempted to look at the raw data, where it appears that Herd 2 is easier calving, with lighter birth weights and Herd 1 has greater performance genetics, but that is not a fair comparison. Both herds may have the same genetics but different management. For example, if we look at 4A and 5A we can see that they have deviations in birth weight of +5 and -5 from their group. This is also true of 9A and 10A respectively. Without knowing about the management differences, comparison of raw performance is inaccurate at best and potentially may be misleading. Imagine if all the calves were full sib embryos. Does that change your perception of the raw data?


If we look at docility, which is a subjective score, we see that most of the calves can’t be compared. In the case of 1A, 2A and 3A, they all have the same score. Since there is no variation, we can’t tell which calf is quieter or wilder, so we have to remove the data from evaluation. 6A is scored as being wild, but because he was managed separately from the other calves, we can’t directly compare him to any other calves and his data is removed. It appears from observing the raw docility scores that Herd 2 has wilder cattle than Herd 1, but again, we can’t compare as the management systems are different. If we look at the contemporary group, we see that the deviations for 7A and 8A are not that great. The difference in management style may make calves in Herd 2 appear more nervous overall, but the differences between animals reflect this. 9A scores as being quite wild, however because she was managed separately, we can’t compare her to any of the other animals in Herd 2. Contemporary groups are a major key to genetic evaluation. They help to ensure that we only make comparisons of animals that have had the same opportunity to perform. If we accept that the animal we see and measure is the result of their genetics interacting with the environment, then by using contemporary groups to make the environment constant, we can use the differences to determine differences in genetics. What do I do as a Breeder? Understanding the basic premise behind a contemporary group is a good start. The most important thing you can do as a breeder is to report all of the data from your herd and properly assign management

groups. If cattle are managed differently, it is important to identify or split the groups when you are reporting your performance data. You do not need to split by sex, but certainly if calves are managed on different properties or have different opportunity to excel, it is important to note them in different groups. The CSA computer can readily split calves by sex, age and other factors, but it does not know how different groups of calves were managed on your farm. Contemporary groups and genetic evaluation are a very valuable tool to help us understand how our genetics fit independent of management. They also help to overcome our biases towards management and the fact that we sometimes may not believe our neighbour’s accuracy skill at collecting or scoring data. Contemporary Group Rules Same Herd Same Sex Same Age (90 day max range) Same Management, including previous management Same Measurement Date (Weaning, Yearling, Ultrasound) – Exception is Calving Date/Birth Weight Remember: Calves are only ever compared within a Contemporary Group.

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Young Canadian Simmental Association

Creating a Foundation| for the Future

2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Young Canadian Simmental Association. To celebrate that vision, we are featuring some of those who were involved in forming the YCSA program. We hope you enjoy some of the stories that will be told through this walk back in time!

One Steer, One Acre Was A Start For Early YCSA Member

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arry Gilbert says realizing that 2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the launch of the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) has truly been a walk down memory lane. The B.C. Lower Mainland businessman says he remembers travelling to Calgary, AB in 1980 to be part of meetings that created the name and bylaws of the new YCSA organization, but soon after that his university education and later his career swept him off in a different direction than the livestock industry. “I still own a few head of commercial cattle today,” says Gilbert, whose career has mostly been as a real estate developer, based at Fort Langley, a small lower mainland community next to the Fraser River. “I haven’t completely forgot about agriculture. But showing cattle and being involved with the Simmental Association in my teens, seems like a lifetime ago. Talking about it has certainly brought back memories of names and people I haven’t seen for years.” The early part of Gilbert’s career took him to many parts of the world as a consultant, while for the past number of years he has been closer to home working on development projects in the B.C. Lower Mainland and Washington State. On his home acreage today pasturing a few head of cattle part of the year on his 16 acres at Fort Langley, and visiting with a sister and brother-in-law who run about 40 head of cattle as part of a mixed farming operation on the west coast, keeps him somewhat connected to the beef business. And he doesn’t have to look too much further than his office wall, to see a photo of a somewhat younger Barry Gilbert holding the halter of an award winning Simmental heifer at the 1979 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE).

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Gilbert was one of eight young Simmental owners who gathered in Calgary in late 1980 under the guidance of Canadian Simmental Association members to develop the identity, structure and bylaws of the youth organization. Much through his own initiative Gilbert had been around the beef business, owning and showing Simmental cattle for about 10 years, when planning of the YCSA program was launched. “I was a born and raised West Coast kid with no real farming background,” says Gilbert. He was one of six kids in the Gilbert household, his dad was a realtor and the family at that time had a house on one acre in the community of Richmond. “My dad always had horses, but that was about it,” says Gilbert. “I was probably about nine when I got interested in 4-H and got my first steer.” And his brothers and sisters got involved in 4-H as well. “So eventually we had a couple horses and probably four, five or six steers all on this one little acre,” says Gilbert. “But eventually we moved to another house where we had five acres and a bit more room for livestock.”


Recalling that his first 4-H beef club project involved an Angus steer, Gilbert isn’t exactly sure about the path that got him involved in Simmental cattle. “I think it was just me that decided on Simmental,” says Gilbert. “I hadn’t been involved with 4-H very long and I remember riding my bike to a Simmental sale. It was a six-mile bike ride, and I believe the sale was at a place called Diamond S Farms, owned by this old timer, Gurt Kerr. And when I got there the yard was full of limousines and not Limousin cattle, but limousine cars. That was in the days when Simmental cattle went for crazy prices like 60 grand or more. I couldn’t believe it, but I think that is what hooked me on Simmental cattle. I figured I wanted to be part of this.” Eventually Gilbert bought a couple of half blood Simmental heifers and he was probably in his early teens when he got his first registered Simmental heifer. While involved in 4-H, he remembers regularly showing the heifers at open lower mainland livestock shows. It was just as Gilbert began studies at the University of British Columbia, he got invited to join other young Simmental owners to meetings to discuss a youth organization. “I didn’t have many cattle, but I had been fairly active in the Simmental Association in B.C. for a few years,” says Gilbert. Other young Simmental owners joining Gilbert in Calgary included Alberta reps Darrell Rothlisberger of Highfield Stock Farms of Okotoks, Bruce Bieber of Olds, and Deanne Groeneveld of Highwood Land & Cattle Co. of High River; from Saskatchewan, Rick McIntyre of Whitewood and Ken Alexander of Eastend; from Manitoba, Blair McRae of Brandon; and from Ontario, Lynda Bere of Arva, north of London. “Simmental was fairly new to Canada and other beef breeds had created their own junior organizations, so I think Simmental thought it was time they had one,” says Gilbert. “At that meeting in Alberta what we were trying to do was to create an organization that would help young producers not only promote the breed but also help them

get established as well... help give young breeders more of a say in the industry. “If I was involved with the B.C. Simmental Association as a junior member I didn’t really have much input, but through the YCSA it would give young people more responsibility and more of a stake in the industry.” Recalling that “it seemed to take forever just to come up with the YCSA name,” Gilbert says those early meetings appeared to have laid pretty good ground work for the new organization. “The YCSA is still going strong 40 years later so that’s a pretty good indication that the organization remains relevant,” he says. Shortly after that Calgary planning session, Gilbert buckled down to his business studies at UBC that he completed in 1984, which then lead to several years of travel as a consultant, “so with all that happening I drifted away from the beef business,” he says. While he says his connection with the beef industry and Simmental breed was in many respects relatively short, it did provide valuable experience, which has served him well later in life. “I think being involved with an organization and helping out on committees teaches you responsibility, and it’s also useful to note that involvement on your resume,” says Gilbert. “You can have a degree but I also think prospective employers like to see who you are as person, see what else you have been involved in besides school.” “In the early part of my career I think showing my involvement with the Canadian Simmental Association and the Young Canadian Simmental Association probably helped me land some jobs. And I know later in my career as I hire people, I look for their involvement with organizations and the community which tells me something about who they are as a person.”

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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Compte-rendu des réunions du Conseil d’administration et des comités de l’ASC

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a saison 2019 des ventes de taureaux est maintenant terminée et le personnel de l’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC) a été très occupé et a été présent au plus grand nombre possible de ventes. Par exemple, moi, Sue et Randy avons dû couvrir jusqu’à quatre ventes la même journée. Globalement, les ventes de taureaux Simmental ont de nouveau connu beaucoup de succès, avec certaines ventes figurant parmi les meilleures de toutes les races. On a toutefois constaté que certains taureaux n’avaient pas trouvé d’acheteurs dans des ventes de taureaux de diverses races de boucherie et, en tant qu’éleveur de race pure, cela devrait nous rappeler qu’on risque d’arriver à un niveau de saturation par rapport à la taille du cheptel de vaches de boucherie commerciales au Canada. La génétique de race Simmental est très bien appréciée dans plusieurs troupeaux, mais nous devons demeurer bien conscient que, peu importe la race, il y a une limite au nombre de taureaux pouvant être vendus sur le marché. Nous tenons à féliciter tous les éleveurs, les gérants des ventes et leur personnel, qui ont permis encore une fois qu’un nombre record de taureaux soit vendus au Canada avec une forte moyenne de prix ! En plein coeur de la période des ventes, l’attention des administrateurs et du personnel de l’ASC était également concentrée vers les réunions du Conseil d’administration et des comités de l’ASC, ainsi que pour celles du conseil d’administration de la Fondation des amis de la race Simmental (« FCSF »). Lors de ces réunions tenues du 17 au 19 mars à Calgary, nous avons discuté des développements survenus depuis nos réunions d’octobre 2018, en plus de parler de nouveaux dossiers et de planifier nos activités de l’été et de l’automne. Nous avons tenu premièrement la réunion du conseil d’administration de la Fondation “FCSF”, en discutant surtout au sujet de l’encan 2019 de la Fondation, lequel se tiendra le 10 août prochain lors de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’ASC à Saint-Hyacinthe, au Québec. Les administrateurs ont aussi sélectionné 10

quelques récipiendaires, parmi tous les dossiers reçus des candidats intéressés, lesquels se verront décerner une bourse dans le cadre du programme de bourses d’études de la Fondation. Les administrateurs analyseront une autre série de dossiers de candidats lors de leurs réunions en octobre 2019. Consultez le site internet au: http://www.simmentalfoundation.com/afin d’obtenir plus d’information au sujet des diverses opportunités de bourses d’études offertes via la race Simmental. Une rencontre du comité de promotion s’est tenue, avec comme principal sujet de discussion une analyse de la situation pour les revues Simmental Country et Commercial Country. Tout en gardant bien à l’esprit la réalité financière et le besoin d’être efficace, nous avons cherché de nouveaux moyens pour améliorer tant la production que le contenu des revues. Nous avons également discuté du programme de reconnaissance des expositions en Prix d’excellence 2018 de la race Simmental, et nous allons travailler en collaboration avec les associations provinciales Simmental afin d’améliorer et de simplifier certains aspects importants du programme. Nous enregistrons un réel succès avec les nouvelles étiquettes RFID Simmental approuvées par l’Agence canadienne d’identification du bétail (“CCIA”), et nous avons analysé la possibilité que des étiquettes puissent également être offertes au Québec par l’entremise d’ATQ. À l’heure actuelle, il est malheureusement apparu que l’ASC ne pouvait pas acheter l’inventaire requis d’étiquettes pour répondre aux besoins de producteurs utilisant la génétique de race Simmental au Québec. Nous allons continuer de suivre les exigences du programme chez ATQ et, advenant que les règles viennent à changer, nous pourrions alors reconsidérer cette opportunité de promotion de la race. La réunion du comité d’amélioration de la race (« BIC ») s’est ensuite tenue le lundi, lors de laquelle nous avons discuté de nos procédures d’enregistrement, de nos ressources informatiques et de nouvelles idées pour améliorer encore davantage les services aux membres de


l’ASC. Le sujet concernant la possibilité d’accepter les taureaux ayant 7/8 de sang Simmental comme étant pursang était inscrit à l’agenda pour une cinquième année de suite. Suite à une longue discussion, le comité d’amélioration de la race a décidé d’acheminer une résolution au conseil d’administration de l’ASC, laquelle leur recommande d’adopter la charte d’augmentation du sang de la race employée par l’Association Simmental Américaine (ASA), et d’utiliser les mêmes pourcentages et la même procédure qu’ils utilisent, y compris la désignation de taureaux 7/8 de sang de la race comme étant des taureaux pur-sang. La situation concernant le statut de femelles de fondation d’une autre race a également été discuté, en particulier l’exigence demandant qu’elles soient obligatoirement enregistrées dans leurs livres généalogiques respectifs, tout comme c’est le cas pour les taureaux d’autres races. Bien qu’on ait constaté certains avantages à exiger davantage que l’exigence historique permettant d’accroître le pourcentage de sang de la race à partir d’une vache commerciale non identifiée, le comité croit tout de même qu’avec une telle procédure, il pourrait y avoir des vaches éliminées car celles-là ne pourraient pas être enregistrées. On a pris connaissance d’un rapport provenant de Neogen, concernant le délai de traitement d’une analyse de parenté et la procédure de collecte d’échantillon d’ADN. On a de plus exprimé notre satisfaction envers la réduction de prix des divers tests effectués par l’intermédiaire de l’ASC.Les ÉPD de la circonférence scrotale et de la docilité sont présentement revus, nous avons décidé qu’il était nécessaire d’obtenir davantage d’information avant de prendre une décision quant à leur mise en place, tout comme le fait l’Association Simmental Américaine. On est présentement en demande de financement pour le Réseau Canadien d’Amélioration des bovins de boucherie (“Canadian Beef Improvement Network- CBIN”), lequel projet est appuyé par le Conseil Canadien des races de boucherie (« CBBC »), l’Association Canadienne des éleveurs de bétail (« CCA ») et le Conseil de recherche sur les bovins de boucherie (« CBRC »). Des discussions se sont également tenues par rapport aux permis d’utilisation des taureaux d’insémination artificielle, spécifiquement en ce qui concerne la semence pour usage exclusif, provenant principalement de taureaux américains. L’ASC mettra en place un programme touchant les taureaux d’insémination artificielle, laquelle fera en sorte que le nombre de descendants issus de taureaux identifiés comme étant exclusifs pouvant être enregistrés sera restreint. Il s’agit en fait d’un processus employé par l’Association Canadienne Charolais et les

Association Angus, par lequel le propriétaire du taureau et le détenteur du droit d’utilisation de la semence signeront un permis d’utilisation au coût de 150 $ par taureau. On a de plus décidé de mettre en place un autre changement, soit de revenir aux exigences de base pour l’analyse de la parenté lors de demande d’enregistrement de veaux issus de transfert d’embryons. Au cours de la dernière décennie, on demandait à ce que la parenté d’un seul veau produit pour une récolte d’embryons soit analysée, toutefois afin de réduire les risques d’erreur humaine à toutes les étapes du processus, l’ASC demandera dorénavant que tous les veaux provenant d’une récolte d’embryons soient analysés. Comme d’habitude, la rencontre du Conseil d’administration est venue conclure les trois jours de réunions, alors que les administrateurs ont pris connaissance et confirmé les discussions des jours précédents. De même, on a pris connaissance du rapport des Jeunes éleveurs Simmental (“YCSA”), lequel touchait principalement la planification de la Classique Nationale 2019 devant se tenir au Québec, ainsi que la mise en place d’un frais annuel pour les activités de l’ASC, demandé par le Conseil d’administration des YCSA. Ce frais minimum nous permettra de mieux valider combien de membres sont actifs dans le programme et dans quelles régions du Canada ils proviennent. Tous les fonds ainsi recueillis via ce prélevé sur les activités des jeunes éleveurs demeureront pour l’usage exclusif du programme des YCSA. On a discuté de la localisation des futures conventions de l’ASC et, puisqu’il n’y a pas d’intérêt en Colombie-Britannique pour accueillir l’évènement en 2020, l’Association Simmental du Manitoba s’est offerte pour nous accueillir. On a également parlé de l’alternance au niveau du Concours National de la race, l’Ontario sera l’hôte en 2019 du Concours National lors de la Royale, de même qu’en 2022, lequel correspondra à leur 100e anniversaire. En 2020, le Concours National se tiendra à l’Agribition, afin de célébrer leur 50e anniversaire, et nous espérons que l’Association Simmental de l’Alberta pourra être l’hôte du Concours National en 2021. Nous vous encourageons à communiquer avec l’un des administrateurs de l’ASC ou encore avec moimême si vous avez besoin d’autres informations à propos des sujets abordés dans cet article, et gardez un œil sur le site www.simmental.comou encore sur nos mises à jour mensuelles dans le bulletin eNews. Tout le succès possible avec vos travaux de semis du printemps, en souhaitant que la soleil brillera tout au long de la prochaine saison de cultures!

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Convention 2020 July 23-26, 2020 Portage La Prairie, MB

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Convention 2020 Convention 2020 JulyJULY 23-26, 2020 23 - 26, 2020 PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB

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Amelioration de la Race

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

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Les groupes contemporains

e concept des groupes contemporains est l’un des éléments le moins bien compris en évaluation génétique. En fait, au niveau de l’évaluation génétique, les groupes contemporains sont à la base de toutes les comparaisons effectuées entre les animaux. Un groupe contemporain est un ensemble d’animaux de même sexe, d’environ le même âge et qui sont élevés selon la même régie. J’entends souvent des éleveurs exprimant des commentaires ou des préoccupations quant aux comparaisons de leurs sujets avec ceux de leur voisin qui se retrouvent probablement dans un système de régie différent. Par exemple, un éleveur pourrait réaliser que ses pratiques de régie peuvent faire en sorte que ses veaux n’ont pas les mêmes poids au sevrage que ceux de son voisin pratiquant l’alimentation à la dérobée. On est aussi préoccupépar les caractères mesurés de manière subjective, tels que la docilité. Le principe du groupe contemporain nous permet de tenir compte de telles préoccupations. Dans le domaine de l’évaluation génétique, les seules comparaisons effectuées directement entre des animaux sont celles effectuées entre les animaux à l’intérieur d’un même groupe contemporain. En d’autres termes, la performance de vos bovins n’est JAMAIS comparée avec celle des bovins de votre voisin. Dans les faits, la performance de vos bovins ne sera comparée qu’avec celle des autres animaux de votre troupeau qui sont de même âge et de même sexe, et qui sont regroupés dans le même groupe de régie. Regardons l’exemple suivant avec 10 veaux provenant de 2 troupeaux. Le Tableau 1 présente les données sur ses veaux qui pourraient avoir été transmises par un éleveur donné. Pour simplifier les calculs, nous allons considérer qu’ils sont nés autour de la même période, et que les poids présentés dans le tableau ont été ajustés par rapport à l’âge de la mère et l’âge du veau (poids au sevrage ajustés). Tableau 1. Éleveur ayant soumis des données de performance de deux troupeaux, soit des poids de naissance, des poids au sevrage, des cotes de docilité au sevrage, ainsi que pour les groupes de régie à la naissance et au sevrage.

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Employons les données de cet exemple et répartissons ces veaux dans des groupes contemporains de naissance et au sevrage, puis regardons combien ils dévient de la moyenne du groupe pour le poids de naissance et au sevrage, et pour la cote de docilité. Une déviation pour un caractère mesuré correspond à l’écart en-dessous ou au-dessus d’un veau par rapport à la moyenne de son groupe contemporain. Les groupes sont illustrés par différentes couleurs afin de bien montrer comment les veaux sont répartis. Tout d’abord, les veaux du Troupeau 1 ne sont pas comparés avec ceux du Troupeau 2. Deuxièmement, les mâles et les femelles ne sont pas comparés entre eux puis, finalement, lorsqu’un veau est enlevé d’un groupe, il ne peut pas être réintroduit dans ce groupe. Les groupes et les déviations sont présentés dans le Tableau 2. Table 2. Groupe contemporain à la naissance (Grp ContNaiss) et au sevrage(Grp Cont Sev) et déviation de la moyenne du groupe du poids de naissance (Dév PN), du poids au sevrage (Dév PS) et de la cote de docilité au sevrage (Dév Doc Sev).

En suivant cet exemple, on peut constater que les veaux 1A, 2A et 3A sont des taureaux du même groupe de naissance, et qu’ils sont élevés ensembles dans les mêmes conditions jusqu’au sevrage, et qu’ils font partie du même groupe au sevrage.Les génisses 4A et 5A sont également élevés dans le même groupe de naissance, toutefois elles sont réparties dans leur propre groupe contemporain, car elles sont des femelles. Elles sont élevées différemment des taureaux jusqu’au sevrage, mais elles sont toutes élevées de la même façon, elles sont donc comparées uniquement les unes avec les autres. Le veau 6A est un taureau, mais il est placé dans un groupe de régie séparé à la naissance. Par conséquent, il forme son propre groupe.Bien qu’il soit élevé jusqu’au sevrage dans le même groupe que les veaux 1A, 2A et 3A, il ne peut pas être comparé avec eux au sevrage, car il appartient à un groupe de régie différent à la naissance. Les veaux 7A et 8A sont des taureaux du Troupeau 2 qui sont élevés dans les mêmes conditions, ils peuvent alors être comparés entre eux. À la naissance, on peut également comparer les génisses 9A et 10A mais, puisqu’elles ont été élevées séparément avant le sevrage, elles ne peuvent donc pas être comparées l’une à l’autre au sevrage, et on doit alors les placer dans deux groupes séparés.


Dans la colonne “déviation”, vous pouvez constater de quelle manière chacun des veaux se compare par rapport à la performance moyenne de son groupe. Vous pouvez remarquer qu’un X est présent dans certaines cases du tableau. Cela veut dire que cette donnée ne peut pas être utilisée pour des fins d’évaluation. Dans le cas du veau 6A, compte tenu que le veau est seul dans son groupe, cela veut dire qu’on ne peut pas comparer sa performance avec celle d’autres veaux et, par conséquent, on n’observe pas de déviation par rapport à la moyenne du groupe. Quant aux veaux 9A et 10A, nous sommes en mesure de comparer leurs poids de naissance, mais pas leurs poids au sevrage, puisqu’ils ont été gérés de la même manière à la naissance, mais de façon différente avant le sevrage. Certains d’entre nous pourraient être tentés de regarder les données brutes, où il semble qu’il y ait une meilleure facilité de vêlage pour le Troupeau 2, avec des poids de naissance plus légers, et qu’il y ait une meilleure génétique pour la croissance avec le Troupeau 1, toutefois il ne s’agit pas d’une juste comparaison. La génétique peut être semblable pour les deux troupeaux, mais les conditions de régie sont différentes. Par exemple, si on regarde les veaux 4A et 5A, on peut constater qu’ils ont une déviation du poids de naissance respectivement de +5 et de -5 par rapport à leur groupe. Cela est tout aussi vrai pour les veaux 9A et 10A.Sans avoir une connaissance des différences au niveau des conditions de régie, la comparaison de performances brutes n’est pas très précise et cela peut vous amener à tirer de fausses conclusions. Imaginez maintenant que tous les veaux étaient des frères et sœurs propres issus de transfert embryonnaire. Est-ce que cela vient changer votre perception concernant les données brutes? Si on considère la docilité, laquelle est une mesure subjective, on peut alors constater que la plupart des veaux ne peuvent pas être comparés entre eux. Remarquons que les veaux 1A, 2A et 3A ont tous la même cote. Puisqu’il n’y a pas de variation, on ne peut pas dire quel veau est le plus calme ou bien le plus sauvage, on doit donc retirer ces données de l’évaluation. Le veau 6A a reçu une cote à l’effet qu’il était sauvage mais, puisqu’il a été géré séparément des autres veaux, on ne peut donc pas le comparer à aucun des autres veaux, et ses données doivent aussi être retirées. En regardant les données brutes sur la docilité, il peut nous sembler que les veaux du Troupeau 2 sont plus sauvages que ceux du Troupeau 1 mais, encore ici, on ne peut pas les comparer car les conditions de régie sont différentes. Si on regarde les groupes contemporains, on peut constater que les déviationsne sont pas très fortes pour les veaux 7A et 8A. Le type de conduit de troupeau différent dans le Troupeau 2 peut nous laisser croire que les veaux sont globalement plus nerveux, et les différences entre les animaux reflètent bien ce constat. Les cotes du veau 9A la caractérise comme

étant très nerveuse, toutefois comme il a été géré séparément, on ne peut pas le comparer avec aucun des autres veaux du Troupeau 2. Les groupes contemporains sont un facteur clé des évaluations génétiques. Ils nous aident à s’assurer qu’on ne compare que les animaux ayant eu les mêmes opportunités de performer. Si on convient que l’animal qu’on voit et pour lequel on prend des mesures est le résultat de son bagage génétique agissant en interaction avec son environnement, en utilisant les groupes contemporains afin de rendre les conditions d’environnement semblables, on peut alors utiliser les différences entre les données pour déterminer lesdifférences génétiques. Que dois-je faire en tant qu’éleveur ? Une meilleure compréhension des prémisses de base derrière les groupes contemporains est déjà un bon départ en soi. En tant qu’éleveur, la chose la plus importante à faire est de soumettre toutes les données des sujets de votre troupeau, et de leur assigner des groupes contemporains appropriés. Si les bovins sont gérés différemment, lorsque vous transmettrez vos données de performance, il est important de bien identifier et bien diviser les divers groupes. Vous n’avez pas besoin de les séparer par sexe mais, si les veaux sont gérés sur différentes propriétés ou qu’ils ont des opportunités différentes de performer, il faut certainement les regrouper dans des groupes différents. L’ordinateur de l’ASC peut facilement séparer vos veaux selon leur sexe, leur âge et d’autres facteurs, toutefois il ne peut pas savoir comment vos différents groupes de veaux ont été traités sur votre ferme. Les groupes contemporains et l’évaluation génétique sont des outils très utiles pour nous aider à comprendre comment notre génétique se positionne, indépendamment des conditions de régie. Ils nous aident également à éliminer les biais provenant de l’environnement, de même qu’on ait parfois tendance à ne pas croire la précision avec laquelle notre voisin recueille ou mesure ses données. Règles des groupes contemporains Même troupeau Même sexe Même âge (écart maximum de 90 jours) Même régie, y compris la régie de la période précédente Même date pour les mesures (sevrage, un an, ultrasons) – Excepté pour la date de naissance / le poids de naissance Rappelez-vous: Les veaux sont toujours comparés à l’intérieur d’un groupe contemporain.

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CBBC News Release

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For more information, contact: Michael Latimer, Executive Director, Canadian Beef Breeds Council mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca | (cell) 403-861-7772

I want to recognize the effort from our breeders, sales staff, truckers, agricultural service providers and all the frontline workers who have persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic. Your ability to adapt while facing constantly changing market conditions, restrictions on number of attendees at events, increased sanitation measures and more, all in the middle of bull sale season, one of the most important times of year for the seedstock sector. The fact that business has continued and sales were at or near last year’s averages is simply remarkable and has not gone unnoticed. Thank you to all those involved and stay safe as we still have significant challenges ahead of us as this is far from over. The industry organizations have coordinated efforts to ensure business continuity across the production chain. This includes the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattle Feeders Association, Canada Beef, Beef Cattle Research Council, Livestock Markets Association of Canada, provincial beef associations, the Canadian Beef Breeds Council and others. The goal has been to maintain a functional market where supply lines for cattle, beef and agricultural services are uninterrupted. There are a number of ongoing initiatives to achieve this, but I will focus on a few that directly affect the seedstock industry. Industry has prioritized working with government to ensure that the border with the USA and Mexico remains open for agricultural products which includes live cattle and genetics. This is critical as we enter breeding season and producers need the ability to import or export bulls, replacement heifers, semen or embryos. Currently, cattle can be transported by private carriers (farms) or by commercial trucking companies. Health tests and

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other documentation are similar to what was required previously. If you are transporting cattle across the border, we do recommend that you proceed with caution and plan ahead, including re-confirming appointments with the port of entry before you leave your farm. Allow for additional time for services such as lab test results as they may be operating at reduced capacity. If you experience any significant challenges regarding crossing the border with livestock, feel free to contact me. Our ongoing challenge will be to keep our farmers and ranchers safe. As the virus spreads and becomes more common, we may experience situations where employees are infected and unable to work resulting in the farm needing help to operate. Many farms are small family operations and not able to substitute a healthy employee in the place of a sick employee. We are likely to see cases where the farm is not able to function and not be able to tend to their livestock creating a possible animal welfare situation. As neighbours, we need to be ready to step in and help but everyone needs to be well prepared and take precautionary proactive measures to avoid further spreading the virus or becoming infected themselves. We will soon be entering the time of year when cattle are put out on pasture and community brandings will take place. It is important to remain safe during these gatherings and develop a plan ahead of time that works for your operation. There are a number of resources available online that will help you prepare your farm, family and employees to avoid spreading the virus or what to do in the event an employee or a family member becomes infected.


Bob Lowe CCA President

It’s a privilege to address you for the first time through this column as President of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). As I take over CCA’s leadership from David Haywood-Farmer, I’d like to express my sincere thanks for his commitment to beef producers across the country and the significant progress accomplished on key files during his term. I am committed to advancing our efforts concerning trade, food, health, and environmental policy, while ensuring a sustainable future for beef production. Over the past few weeks, the world as we know it has changed with the arrival of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada. As a country and an industry, we’ve all had to adapt to new protocols to help limit the spread of this virus and navigate these uncertain times one day at a time. CCA, along with numerous industry organizations and stakeholders, is continuing to work with the Government of Canada to ensure stable beef production and trade. We are committed to keeping the Canadian beef industry informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Comprehensive information and resources are available on the CCA’s website to help keep you updated and implement best practices on your farm, or during sales and branding/processing. We encourage everyone to review these resources and put relevant best practices in place for your operation. Spring is undoubtedly a very busy time with calving season in full swing and the hosting of bull sales. Thank you to everyone in the seed stock industry for doing what needed to be done to reduce crowd sizes and enhance physical distancing. Under tight timelines, you had to make some fundamental changes in the way you market and sell your cattle to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and limit the impact on our communities and industry. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. As CCA President, my goal is to elevate the profile of Canada’s agriculture sector in the minds of Canadians and our various levels of government. I believe that this will help increase awareness and understanding of what we do and our role in sustainability, while helping improve consumer trust. We are now seeing provinces and territories deeming agriculture and agri-food as an “essential service.” Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is working with provincial and territorial counterparts to ensure consistency across the country. Our goal is to continue to contribute to a safe and reliable food supply in Canada and globally. Trade continues to be of critical importance – we have come a long way in gaining access to new markets, but there is still much to do. Our key priorities include: gaining United States (US) equivalency for export requirements for the South Korean market; continuing efforts to maintain and increase market access for Canadian beef into China; addressing technical barriers limiting the ability of Canadian

beef producers to realize the full potential of the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA); and working on a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK). Closer to home, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) received Royal Assent on March 13, 2020 and we look forward to seizing new opportunities to increase demand for Canadian beef in the US and Mexico. With the significant volatility in world markets, access to well designed and sufficiently funded business risk management (BRM) tools has never been more critical for cattle producers. CCA is actively providing input into the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada’s (AAFC) BRM review. Our efforts are focused on enhancements to AgriStability, making the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program(WLPIP) permanent and expanding cattle price insurance into the Maritimes and eastern Canada. When it comes to food policy, CCA will continue to encourage the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to keep the definition of meat as is, while ensuring that simulated meats are held to the same scientific standards as meat. CCA will continue to work with stakeholders and government officials as Health Canada (HC) moves to its next phase of the Healthy Eating Strategy, which may include Front-of-Package labelling. As food production and the environment are intrinsically connected, CCA will continue to influence public policy as to how the production of food and the environment can be complementary. CCA will also take a leadership role in the discussions concerning food waste. On the environment file, CCA will continue to work alongside other concerned stakeholders to encourage the Pesticide Regulatory Management Agency (PMRA) to reconsider their decision to remove the use of strychnine to control Richardson’s Ground Squirrels due to their devastating impacts on grassland ecosystems and our concerns regarding the science cited in the decision. In addition, CCA will provide input to the creation of codes of practice, standards and prescribed work regulations related to the implementation of the new Fisheries Act. Working with other agricultural stakeholders, we have created suggestions for specific exemptions and needs for codes of practice on a number of everyday aspects of beef production that could potentially impact fish habitat. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has indicated consultations with the agricultural sector on the implementation of the Act will commence in the spring. Before signing off, I’d like to personally thank all front-line workers for their efforts to keep Canadians healthy, safe and well fed. These are challenging times, but I believe that agriculture has the potential to pull the country through this time of crisis and lead it into the future.

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Canadian Simmental Association 2020 Board of Directors Election A total of three Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) director positions were open in three regions for the upcoming 2020 CSA Annual General Meeting (AGM). CSA Director from Saskatchewan, Blair McIntosh, elected by acclamation for his first term. CSA Director from Manitoba, Bill Biglieni, elected by acclamation for his first term. In the region of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland-Labrador, one position is open with two CSA members running for election. Nominees are Jennie Mutch and Luke Muehlen.

Election Timeline Voting ballots will be mailed by April 27 to all active CSA and YCSA members 18 years of age and over. Members must return their completed ballot to the CSA by mail postmarked no later than May 26, 2020.

Nominees Saskatchewan - Blair McIntosh I started into the Simmental world in the 90’s as a YCSA member after the purchase of my first Purebred Simmental heifer. Growing up with the Simmental breed has been a large part of mine and my family’s life. I have a great respect for the cattle in the breed, although I feel the people are the greatest asset to our breed. I have spent several years on the Saskatchewan Simmental Association Board representing fellow Saskatchewan Breeders. It has been great being involved in the growth and demand of the Simmental breed here in Canada and around the world. Our breed is so diversified and has so much to offer the cattle industry. I, Blair McIntosh, plan to represent all Simmental Breeders to the best of my ability as a Director of the Canadian Simmental Association. Elected by acclamation

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Blair


Manitoba - Bill Biglieni Bill along with his wife, Nancy, own and operate WLB Livestock producing purebred black and red Simmental seed stock. Their 160-cow operation is located north of Douglas, Manitoba. They held their 16th bull sale this spring selling over forty bulls to purebred and cow calf producers. Bill’s first involvement with Simmental was in the early 70’s while working bull and female sales in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. It was through this work that he first came to Canada to work the second Bar 5 Bull Sale. Thirteen year’s later he would become fully employed at Bar 5, first working with the cowherd then moving in to the show and sale barn before becoming Bar 5’s sales manager. Showing cattle has been a big part of Bill’s life starting with his 4-H show career, which then developed into a professional career of working purebred sales and showing cattle for various breeders in the United States and Canada. This work took him to many events across the U.S from Atlanta, Georgia all the way to the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. One of the many highlights of Bill’s show career was being voted Herdsman of the Year at the National Hereford Show in Fort Worth, TX. Bill is one of only two Canadians to have ever received this award.

Bill

Judging cattle shows has taken Bill to numerous exhibitions across North America. From PEI to Vancouver and from Massachusetts to National breed shows in Louisville KY, Fort Worth, TX, and Denver, CO. Bill has also judged a number Canadian National breed shows at the Toronto Royal and the Canadian Western Agribition. Elected by acclamation

Maritimes - Jennie Mutch Jennie Mutch, along with her husband Stephen and their children Meredith and John, operate Mutch Farms in Earnscliffe, PEI. The farm is comprised of a small herd of Purebred Simmental and Angus cows, with a focus on genetic and phenotypical improvement. Jennie grew up on a mixed livestock and potato farm and was actively involved in 4-H and the YCSA in her younger years. Through these organizations she was granted the opportunity to travel across Canada participating in cattle shows and livestock competitions, as well as industry conferences. Her early involvement in the Simmental breed allowed her to hold the position of Maritime Young Simmental Association President and director on the National YCSA board. In regard to education, Jennie attended the University of Prince Edward Island, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and then a Bachelor of Education Degree with a specialization in International Education. She later attained her Master of Education Degree in Literacy from Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. For 13 years she has worked as a teacher in three different schools, primarily teaching math and English to middle school students. She has represented all three schools as a Board of Governor representative of the PEI Teachers’ Federation.

Jennie

Since purchasing their first Simmental in 2009, the farm has been active in exhibiting at various shows throughout the Maritimes and Quebec and participating in regional and national Simmental events. Jennie has sat on the Maritime Simmental Association Board as a director since 2013 and has held the position of MSA Secretary since 2015. She also held the position of Maritime Young Simmental Association Adult Advisor from 2010-2017, was a member of the organizing committee of the 2017 CSA Convention in Fredericton, NB, and was a member of the 50th Anniversary Committee. She has greatly enjoyed her involvement with the Simmental breed, which has given her many opportunities to make connections and friendships with fellow breeders, as well as improve her skill set. She seeks the position of CSA Director because of her genuine interest in the continued growth and prosperity of the Simmental breed and her desire to contribute back to an organization that has positively impacted her life.

Nominated by the Maritimes Simmental Association

British Columbia - Luke Muehlen Hi, my name is Luke Muehlen; my wife Amanda and myself have two beautiful girls who love raising cattle as much as we do, maybe even more! Six years ago we bought our first few registered cows. Raising Simmental’s has become a big passion of ours. I hope to join the CSA Board of Directors and help this great breed keep growing. I think I could gain a lot of knowledge from being on the board and then hopefully help improve this awesome breed in every way possible. We live in Vanderhoof, BC where we run about 7O head, half being purebred stock and the other half commercials. ln my spare time I team rope and hit the rodeo trail.

Luke

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N•O•T•I•C•E

Canadian Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 1 p.m. Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Tel:(403) 250-7979 E-mail: cansim@simmental.com website: www.simmental.com

A•V•I•S

Association Simmental Canadienne Assemblée Annuelle Samedi, 25 Juillet, 2020 – 13:00 h Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Tel:(403) 250-7979 E-mail: cansim@simmental.com website: www.simmental.com

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Congratulations STARS

Shandi McMillen and Robbie Boutin were married July 27, 2019. They are expecting their first baby July 19, 2020. Shandi is the oldest daughter of Dave & Chris McMillen of McMillen Ranching Ltd.

Donation

This quilt was auctioned off at the start of the Ashworth Farms’ Annual Bull Sale where it raised $3,700 for STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Air Ambulance, a helicopter air ambulance service that provides emergency rescue service to remote areas when needed across the prairies. Kelly and Janice Ashworth, left, arranged for the quilt made by the Torquay Block Party Quilters represented by Charlene Wimmer. Buyer was Tracy Ogden of Top Notch Farm Supply of Fillmore, Sask., right.

Our Deepest Sympathies Colby Cave - December 26, 1994 - April 11, 2020 Mr. Colby Cave, formerly of the Battleford, SK district, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 25 years. Due to the current situation with the Covid 19, a Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date and will be made available when finalized. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. The Cave Family and the Edmonton Oilers have created the Colby Cave Memorial Fund to carry on the memory and legacy of Oilers forward Colby Cave who passed away suddenly and tragically on April 11, 2020.

Colby Cave

Proceeds from the fund will go toward community programs with an emphasis on mental health initiatives and providing access to sports for underprivileged children. Cave made a lasting impact both on and off the ice with the Edmonton Oilers and the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, and before that with the Boston Bruins organization and the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos. Cave was a consummate professional, well-respected by teammates and opponents alike. He was also a committed and positive member of the communities in which he played, eagerly volunteering for charitable initiatives and always stopping to say hi to fans. Donations to the Colby Cave Memorial Fund are being accepted by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation in Colby’s memory. Please visit the Edmonton Oilers official site at edmontonoilers.com. The CSA extends its sincere condolences to Colby’s wife Emily, and his parents Allan and Jen Cave, as well his family and friends.

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Saskatchewan Simmental Association Annual General Meeting & Field Day June 2020 - pending Covid-19 restrictions watch for details!

$2000 Bull Promotion SSA members don’t forget to transfer bulls sold this spring for your buyers to be automatically entered for the $2000 Sale Credit Draw to be made at the SSA Annual Meeting (if meeting has to be cancelled a draw date will be announced)

Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Simmental Association

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

President: Kirsten Fornwald 306.487.2557 | Secretary: Carolyn McCormack 306.697.2945 | Grenfell, SK 22

www.sasksimmental.com


Join us for the

CSA AGM & YCSA ShoW

July 23-26

Manitoba Celebrating

150 Years visit manitoba150.com

Portage La Prairie, MB watch for sponsorship opportunities and registration packages *Suject to change* Please watch MSA Website for Updates

Join us for these feature events

40th Anniversary YCSA show Canadian Simmental AGM Foundation Gala & Auction Matao the Hypnotist

and tours to Food Development Centre

a completely functional food lab and food production facility that helps with agri-food business from product concept to marketing, labelling, pricing, etc. A partnership with Manitoba Agriculture and a one of a kind facility in Western Canada.

True North Foods

Manitoba’s only federally certified ruminant processing facility, specializing in helping you reach your customers with niche market custom processing.

J.R. Simplot Potato Processing Plant This plant supplies large fast-food restaurant chains and other US customers in the east, southeast, and Midwest.

Mayfair Farms

a local vegetable and fruit grower and part of the Peak of the Market brand.

More Details 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 23


ontario simmental association.

@OntSimmental

Ontario Simmental Association

(519)357-6775

PRESIDENT: SCOTT DYKSTRA VICE: BLAIR WILLIAMSON PAST PRESIDENT:TINA HIDDINK DIRECTORS: REED CRAWFORD BRITTANY BARKLEY LINDSAY MITCHELL NATHAN LATCHFORD IVAN MATTHEWS PAT TABER BRAD TURPIN TREASURER: JERRY BARBER SECRETARY: GRACE OESCH MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER: ASHTON COLVIN

memberservices.osa@gmail.com

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Maritime Simmental Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kerwin Delong, NS Vice President: Brent Matheson, PE Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Patrick Milner, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE CSA Director: Frank Robblee, PE

July 22- 26, 2020 YCSA National Classic & CSA Convention Portage La Prairie, MB September 25-27, 2020 AOE Simmental Show & Maritime YCSA Classic NS Windsor, NS October 17, 2020 Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS

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

YCSA President Krista Whalen (819)679-7964 kristawhalenphotography@hotmail.com

2020 2020 National Classic National Classic

Due to COVID19 the 2020 AJSA Trip has been postponed to 2021 and all 2020 YCSA shows are tentative

Maritime Classic September 26-27, 2020 Windsor, NS

Portage la Prairie Manitoba Portage la Prairie July Manitoba 23-26, 2020

Albert Wild Rose Classic July 16-19, 2020 Stettler, AB

Quebec All Breed Show July 2-5, 2020 Cookshire, QC

Saskatchewan Tiger Lily July 28-30, 2020 Prince Albert, SK

Ontario Trillium July 17-19, 2020 Lindsay, Ontario

Provincial YCSA Shows

July 23-26, 2020

Lunch (provided) Judging with Oral Reasons (Mandatory) Team Fitting Chores Supper and Hypnotist

Move In YCSA Board & Committee Meeting Registration Move in Complete Sales Talk

5:30 - 7:30 pm Sunday July 26 7:30 pm 9:30 am

CSA AGM Banquet

FCSF Auction Conformation Show Awards to Follow & Cattle Released Sunday July 26 *Schedule is subject to change and event is tentative due to COVID19 9:30 am Conformation Show

Registration Deadline June &15th Awards to Follow Cattle Released *Schedule is subject to change and event is tentative due to COVID19 Online Entries available at www.simmental.com Move In Begins

Schedule of Events

Registration Deadline June 15th Online Entries available at www.simmental.com

FCSF Auction

7:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo Showmanship Lunch (provided) Awards During Lunch CSA AGM Chores CSA AGM Banquet

Saturday July 25 8:30 - 9:00 am 9:00 - 11:30 am 11:30 - 1:00 pm 12:30 - 12:45 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm 4:00 pm - 5:30 5:30 - 7:30 pm

In conjunction with the CSA Convention

July 23-26, 2020

6:00 pm Supper and Hypnotist Albert Wild Rose Classic Quebec All Breed Show Saskatchewan Tiger Lily July 16-19, 2020 July 2-5, 2020 July 28-30, 2020 Provincial YCSA Shows Stettler, AB Cookshire, QC Prince Albert, SK Albert Wild Rose Classic Quebec All Breed Show Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Maritime July 16-19,Classic 2020 July 2-5, 2020 July 28-30, 2020 September 26-27, Stettler, AB 2020 Cookshire, Prince Albert, SK DueQC to COVID19 the 2020 AJSA Trip has Windsor, NS been postponed to 2021 and all 2020 YCSA Maritime Classic shows are tentative September 26-27, 2020 Due to COVID19 the 2020 AJSA Trip has Windsor, NS been postponed toYCSA 2021President and all 2020 YCSA YCSA Program Coordinator

Portage la Prairie Manitoba

2020 National Classic

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

Wednesday July 22 Noon Thursday July 23 8:00 - 2:00 pm 11:00 - 12:00 pm 1:15 - 2:15 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Supper

Sunday July 26

Provincial Shows 5:30 - 6:00 pm YCSA Chores

Orientation & YCSA AGM

9:30 am Conformation Show Awards to Follow & Cattle Released *Schedule is subject to change and event is tentative due to COVID19 Sales Talk Orientation & YCSA AGM Supper Quizzes (Mandatory) Print Marketing for PW & JR’s Orientation & YCSA AGM Clinic (TBA) Quizzes (Mandatory) Lunch (provided) Print Marketing for PW & JR’s Judging with Oral Reasons (Mandatory) Clinic (TBA) Team Fitting Lunch (provided) Chores Judging with Oral Reasons (Mandatory) Supper and Hypnotist Team Fitting

Quizzes (Mandatory) Print Marketing for PW & JR’s Clinic (TBA)

Move In Move In Begins YCSA Board & Committee Meeting Registration Move In Move in Complete YCSA Board & Committee Meeting Sales Talk Registration Supper Move in Complete

5:00 pm Friday July 24 8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration Deadline June 15th Online Entries available at www.simmental.com

Move In Begins Schedule of Events

Saturday July 25 In conjunction with the CSA Convention 8:30 - 9:00 am Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo 9:00 - 11:30 am Showmanship Saturday July 25 11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided) 8:30 - 9:00 am Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo 12:30 - 12:45 pm Awards During Lunch 9:00 - 11:30 am Showmanship 1:00 - 4:00 pm CSA AGM 11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided) 4:00 pm - 5:30 Chores 12:30 - 12:45 pm Awards During Lunch 5:30 - 7:30 pm CSA AGM Banquet 1:00 - 4:00 pm CSA AGM 7:30 pm FCSF Auction 4:00 pm - 5:30 Chores

9:30 - 10:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am 11:00- 12:00 pm

Schedule of Events Wednesday July 22 Noon Thursday July 23 Wednesday July 22 8:00 - 2:00 pm Noon 11:00 - 12:00 pm Thursday July 23 1:15 - 2:15 pm 8:00 - 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 11:00 - 12:00 pm 2:00 - 5:00 pm 1:15 - 2:15 pm 5:00 pm 2:00 pm Friday July 24 2:00 - 5:00 pm 8:00 - 9:30 am 5:00 pm 9:30 - 10:30 am Friday July 24 9:30 - 10:30 am 8:00 - 9:30 am 11:00- 12:00 pm 9:30 - 10:30 am 12:00 - 1:00 pm 9:30 - 10:30 am 1:00 - 3:00 pm 11:00- 12:00 pm 3:00 - 5:30 pm 12:00 - 1:00 pm 5:30 - 6:00 pm 1:00 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 3:00 - 5:30 pm

12:00 - 1:00 pm 1:00 - 3:00 pm 3:00 - 5:30 pm 5:30 - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

In conjunction with the CSA Convention

shows are tentative Krista Whalen (819)679-7964 kristawhalenphotography@hotmail.com YCSA President Krista Whalen (819)679-7964 kristawhalenphotography@hotmail.com

Ontario Trillium July 17-19, 2020 Lindsay, Ontario Ontario Trillium July 17-19, 2020 Lindsay, Ontario

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What the foundation is supporting! Advancing Education Bursary Award allocates funds to CSA members 25 years of age and younger. Funding awarded must be used for training for conferences and agricultural events to further skills and education in the agriculture industry.

2020 Spring Recipients

Ryan Edwards

Matt Edwards

FCSF funds went towards an Artificial Insemination course, Carbon, AB

Matt is currently attending the University of Saskatchewan with the goal of becoming a beef nutritionist. Matt’s herd consists of both commercial and purebred Simmental genetics, they have recently started to base their herd off of a couple Simmental cows and think having the opportunity to AI will greatly improve their herd and the breed.

FCSF funds went towards an Artificial Insemination course, Carbon, AB

Ryan is from the small town of Carbon, Alberta. Agriculture has played a major role in his life. Four generations of family have been a part of the agriculture industry. Ryan started his own personal herd through 4-H female projects and has been fortunate to build it into a super high quality program. Their program extensively uses artificial insemination and embryo transplants in order to increase the quality of cattle. They run a herd of about 45 percentage Simmental and purebred Simmental cattle.

a look back at the 2019 recipients fcsf advancing education bursaries

Cathryn Thompson

“Thank you to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Association for providing this award to youth like myself who are pursuing further education and knowledge in the agriculture industry. This bursary award helped alleviate financial stress while I furthered my knowledge.” - Cathryn

Lisa Reich

“I attended the Artificial Insemination course that ran from February 27 - March 1, 2020 at Lakeland College Vermilion. There was lots of information that will help in future with insemination of my cattle. Overall I learned lots and can’t wait to start inseminating my own cows. Thank you again for this opportunity.” - Lisa

2020 National Classic Travel Assistance Application YCSA’s Annual National Classic will take place July 22-26, 2020 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is assisting YCSA members who wish to attend with travel assistance funding. Requirements to Apply • Must be a member of the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) and or the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) • Must be registered for the 2020 YCSA National Classic Due to the time sensitivity, all applications must be submitted by June 15, 2020. Travel assistance amounts will be determined by distance travelled to the YCSA National Classic and recipients will be notified shortly after the deadline with the amount they will receive. Funds will be paid out after the event.

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Ashworth Farm & Ranch Female Sale Oungre, SK December 5, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Embryo Flush Embryos Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

24 2 15 41

$207,250.00 $16,500.00 $12,500.00 $236,250.00

$8,635.42 $8,250.00 $833.00 $5,762.20

High Selling Lots

Lot 14 - KWA Missile 27F S: MRL Missile 139C DS: Wheatland Bull 766T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Double Bar D

$23,500.00

Janzen Ranches 27th Red & Black Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB February 6, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Red Angus Bulls 3/4 Simmental Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

10 28 10 1 49

$45,500.00 $150,950.00 $58,450.00 $3,500.00 $258,400.00

$4,550.00 $5,391.00 $5,845.00 $3,500.00 $5,273.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 15 - AEDJ Liner 60G S: RKTS Remuda 29E DS: Remington Specialist 32W Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Zoratti Ranches Ltd.

$9,800.00

JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale

Willingdon, AB February 8, 2020 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Yearling Bulls 34 Fullblood Two Year Old Bulls 3 Open Fullblood Heifers 7 Open Commercial Heifers 9 Sale Total 53

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$338,950.00

$8,454.00 $4,100.00 $5,633.00 $1,733.00 $6,395.00

Lot 1 - JNR Stone $70,000.00 S: JNR’S Slate DS: MFI Legacy 7108 Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Roach Ranching/Kulyk Simmentals/Gibbons Farms

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Lot 1A - KWA Raven 2F S: LFE BS Lewis 420B DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Doug Benneweis

$22,000.00

Lot 1B - KWA Raven 13F S: LFE BS Lewis 420B DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Willerton Simmentals

$16,000.00

Lot 2 - KWA Authority 28F $15,500.00 S: CDI Authority 77X DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Grassroots Ranch/Rust Mountain View/CDN Donors Lot 20 - KWA Equity 45F S: VCL LKC Equity 608D DS: KBR Black Bull 132Y Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Robert Pineo

$15,000.00

Lot 42 - AEDJ Black Milestone 85G S: Outlaw Mr Milestone 739E DS: OGRY M671 Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Sevcik Simmental Ranch

$9,500.00

Lot 6 - JJJS Milestone 33G S: Outlaw Mr Milestone 739E DS: OGRY M671 Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Dunlop Ranch Ltd.

$9,000.00

Lot 33 - AEDJ Liner 192G S: RKTS Remuda 29E DS: Remington Red Label 137W Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Marvin Berg

$9,000.00

Lot 37 - JJJS Liner 230G S: RKTS Remuda 29E DS: Remington Specialist 32W Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Marvin Berg

$9,000.00

Lot 2 - JNR Sterling S: JNR’S Slate DS: JNR’S Salton Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Jayshaw Simmentals/Holt Farms

$14,000.00

Lot 27 - JNR Everet S: Arnold’s Eveready E5092 DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Northway Farms Ltd.

$11,750.00

Lot 26 - JNR Exxon S: Arnold’s Eveready E5092 DS: DFM Edwin 51E Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: KSL Simmentals

$11,000.00

Lot 45 - JNR Kendra S: JNR’S Concept DS: Bar KR Real Time 14Z Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$10,000.00


SVS Dynasty 915G

Capacity x WFL Red Sage 506C

Lot 3 sold for $60,000 to Lewis Farms / Canadian Sires

Thank BUYERSYou TO OUR 2020

SVS Bond 973G

FROM ALL OF US AT

Mader Walk This Way 224B x CMS Soda Pop 410B

Lot 24 sold for $50,000 to Rust Mountain View Ranch

SVS Delta 912G

Mader Walk This Way 224B x SVS Eileen 629D

Lot 29 sold for $27,000 to Bell Simmentals

SVS Aztec 909G

Captain Scream x WFL Red Sage 506C

SALE BUYERS & AVERAGES

Lot 6 sold for $22,000 to Circle G Simmentals

45 BULLS - $10,661 | 8 HEIFERS - $4,812

Albrecht Farms Bar A Simmentals Bell Simmentals Blairs West/Black Gold Blairs.Ag Bob Heather Bristol View Farm Caledonia Simmentals Camden Farms

Carpenter Cattle Co Circle G Simmentals Clay Ballard Curtis Matteson D&D Cattle Dale Lamotte Dean Smigelski Deeg Simmentals Doug & Darryl Ebbert

Earl Bourhis Ekstrum Simmentals Glen Michayluk Gray Farms Hard Luck Farms Harry Danychuk Harvie Crest Hoffus Stock Farms Jared Loewen

SunnyValley

Simmen tals

Wayne & Linda Libke 306.544.2651 C: 306.221.4210 wlibke@sasktel.net Tyler, Erin, Dax & Reese 306.544.7633 Amanda: 306.281.2645 Box 115 Hanley, SK S0G 2E0 www.sunnyvalleysimmentals.com

Jeff Fitzsimmons Jeremy Andrew Ken Habermehl Labatte Simm/Circle 7 Lewis Farms/Cdn Sires Libke Ranch Mat Danychuk Randy Geisler Regan Schlacter

Riley Dueker Rodney Reidt Rust Mountain View Ranch Ryan Grindheim Ryan Heather Stuart Haynes Syroteuk Bros. Wood Creek Ranch 31


Diamond M Ranch 9th Annual Bull and Female Sale Estevan, SK February 9, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Two Year Old Bulls Bred Females Open Females Sale Total

46 84 14 144

Gross

Average

$276,900.00 $316,600.00 $36,800.00 $630,300.00

$6,019.57 $3,769.05 $2,628.57 $4,377.08

High Selling Lots

Lot 21 - DMF Capital Gains 828F S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: EDN Tucker 52T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Mader Ranches

$14,750.00

Anchor D Ranch – Genetic Edge Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB February 14, 2020 Auctioneer: Dean Edge & Don Raffan

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

69 18 87

$523,600.00 $125,500.00 $649,100.00

$7,588.00 $6,972.00 $7,461.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Anchor D Ozark 81G S: Anchor D Mr. Gibbs 20Z DS: Double Bar D Intuition 330Y Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Wolfe Farms & Silver Lake Farms

$29,000.00

Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale

Falun, AB February 15, 2020 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Open Heifers Commercial Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

35 1 4 40

$183,350.00 $2,700.00 $8,200.00 $194,250.00

$5,239.00 $2,700.00 $2,050.00 $4,856.00

Lot 31 - KSR Fierro 38F S: KSR Bear 1C DS: Sunny Valley Patriot 60Z Consignor: Kathol Simmental Ranch Buyer: Jeff Bunt

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$9,000.00

Lot 9 - DMF Diamond M Bull 847F $9,000.00 S: Harvie CMT Untapped 69C DS: Remington Rangefinder 82U Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Dombowsky Family Farm Partnership Lot 15 - DMF Diamond M Bull 843F S: Wheatland Fusion 341A DS: SVS Platinum 419B Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Jason Lasota

$7,500.00

Lot 18 - DMF Diamond M Bull 895F S: Diamond M Bull 436B DS: MRL 128T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Neil Bray

$7,500.00

Lot 24 - Anchor D Gibraltar 431G S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: Anchor D Mr. Gibbs 20Z Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: DJ Farms

$24,000.00

Lot 49 - Anchor D Chevalle 317G S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: Black Gold Epic 14Z Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Javier Jauregui

$15,500.00

Lot 18 - Anchor D Yeti 201F S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: BBBG Braddock 2T Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Upper Half Way Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 21 - Anchor D Garrison 93G S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: FGAF Barbossa 707X Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Sagwich Land & Livestock

$13,000.00

Lot 1 - HPR William 117G S: Anchor D Disco 79D DS: BEE Element 923A Consignor: Hampton Simmentals Buyer: SAJ Simmentals

$7,250.00

Lot 26 - KSR Fortitude 6F S: KSR Cal 2C DS: KSR Davis Bull 60B Consignor: Kathol Simmental Ranch Buyer: Twin Creek Angus

$7,000.00

Lot 27 - KSR Freedom 11F S: KSR Cal 2C DS: SKORS Full Throttle 18A Consignor: Kathol Simmental Ranch Buyer: Alister McKenzie

$7,000.00

Lot 9 - HPRR Iggie 3G S: Erixon Rred Iginla 49Z DS: IPU Revolution 172U Consignor: Hampton Simmentals Buyer: Brian Gross

$6,750.00


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Rendezvous Farms 16th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 17, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Purebred Bulls 35 Purebred Bulls 37 Fullblood Bulls 32 Sale Total On Bulls 104 Black Purebred Open Heifers 17 Purebred Open Heifers 35 Fullblood Open Heifers 16 Sale Total On Heifers 68

Gross

Average

$273,750.00 $296,250.00 $335,250.00 $905,250.00 $53,850.00 $86,250.00 $54,550.00 $194,650.00

$7,821.00 $8,007.00 $10,477.00 $8,704.00 $3,168.00 $2,463.00 $3,409.00 $2,862.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 49 - Rendezvous 1G S: ZSL Mr Red Alaska 3B DS: IPU Red Hummer 217U Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Larkspur Ranch Ltd.

$25,000.00

Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale Lacombe, AB February 19, 2020 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

30 30

$162,200.00 $162,200.00

$5,407.00 $5,407.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 30 - B Bar C Gage S: Black Gold Wispers Shadow DS: Oakview Titan 20Y Consignor: B Bar C Simmentals Buyer: BS Simmentals

$9,000.00

M & J Farms / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Russell, MB February 19, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Angus Bulls Simmental Bulls Sim/Angus Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 16.25 18 17 51.25

Gross

Average

$111,450.00 $112,100.00 $101,450.00 $325,000.00

$6,898.46 $6,191.67 $5,967.65 $6,341.46

Lot 21 - MJ Black Advantage 8021F S: NAC Advantage 9D DS: JL Pioneer 0062 Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Boh & Crystal Procyk

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$12,000.00

Lot 93 - Rendezvous 562G S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: Sleepy Hollow Draco 68S Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Zdan Farms

$25,000.00

Lot 25 - Rendezvous 101G S: NUG Western Star 32B DS: Springcreek Olympian 66A Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: M. C. Quantock Livestock Corp.

$21,500.00

Lot 83 - Rendezvous 160G S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: SU Paramount 55P Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: M. C. Quantock Livestock Corp.

$21,000.00

Lot 34 - Rendezvous 49G S: LFE BS Lewis 3173C DS: NUG Western Star 32B Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Fallen Timber Farms

$20,500.00

Lot 39 - B Bar C Gravity S: Simmeron Duke 4D DS: Ricochet Cody 59C Consignor: Bar C Simmentals Buyer: Erskine Farming

$8,000.00

Lot 20 - Spruces Warden 645F S: Double Bar D Chandler 143 DS: SU Phoenix 501P Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: Erskine Farming

$7,500.00

Lot 28 - Spruces Duke 713G S: Rendezvous Prince Charles 586E DS: South Seven Sundance 21S Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: John Gibson

$7,500.00

Lot 31 - B Bar C Glacier S: Black Gold Wispers Shadow DS: Oakview Titan 20Y Consignor: B Bar C Simmentals Buyer: MGM Cattle Company

$7,250.00

Lot 17 - MJ Black Advantage 8004F S: NAC Advantage 9D DS: FF IndentiďŹ ed B78 Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Interlake Land Farms

$9,750.00

Lot 37 - MLG Captain Blaze 8008 S: Sunrise Captain Blaze 5C DS: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Consignor: Glasman Farms Buyer: Hickey Ranch

$9,750.00

Lot 6 - MJ Black Bull 8029F S: WLB Bull 47Y 356A DS: MMJB Red Loadliner 4Y Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Greg Wesley

$8,500.00

Lot 28 - MJ Red Dynamo 8295F S: Red ACC Dynamo 11B DS: MJ Red Chivas 92U Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Interlake Land Farms

$8,000.00


Maxwell Simmentals & Rancier Farms Annual Bull Sale February 22, 2020

Camrose, AB

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

94 Bulls Sold Grossed $1,025,000.00 Averaged $10,904.25

High Selling Lots Lot 78 RF Supercharged 9150G Sire: RF Capacity 742E Dam: RF Certainly Flirtin 202Z Purchased by Westgold Farms & Canadian Sires for $130,000.00 Lot 30 NUG Landmark 310G Sire: WS Beef King W107 Dam: Miss Camden 54E Purchased by Muirhead Cattle Co. & Deeg Simmentals for $42,500.00 Lot 19 NUG Tandem 287G Sire: KWA Lawmaker 59C Dam: Sun Star Terra 4X Purchased by Brad Paulgaard for $21,500.00

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Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull Sale Carstairs, AB February 21, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Extra Age Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

61 19 80

$403,500.00 $121,750.00 $525,250.00

$6,615.00 $6,408.00 $6,566.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 7 - Mader Back Road 8G S: LFE Heavy Hitter 352C DS: LRX The Godfather 141Z Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Ferme Christel

$15,000.00

Innisfail, AB February 24, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Lots

Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Sale Total Simmental Heifers Commercial Heifers Units of Semen

43 4 47 7 15 100

Gross

Average

$251,750.00 $19,650.00 $271,400.00 $30,350.00 $22,525.00 $18,250.00

$5,855.00 $4,913.00 $5,775.00 $4,336.00 $1,502.00 $183.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 42 - CMS Manifest 938G S: W/C Bankroll 811D DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Storebo Farm

$15,000.00

Triangle Stock Farm 9th Annual Simmental Bull and Heifer Sale Parkland County, AB February 24, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Open Heifers Sale Total Commercial Simm. Inuence Open Heifers

Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

30 5 35 22 22

$196,750.00 $20,900.00 $217,650.00 $32,100.00 $32,100.00

$6,558.00 $4,180.00 $6,218.57 $1,459.00 $1,459.00

Lot 31 - TSF Gasohol 44G S: TSF Limited Edition 40E DS: HSF High Roller 12T Consignor: Triangle Stock Farm Buyer: Scott Dunstall

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Lot 10 - Mader Griffin 177G S: LFE Heavy Hitter 352C Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Wade Challand

$11,500.00 DS: LFE The Riddler 323B

Lot 64 - Mader Head Hunter 517F $11,500.00 S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Darren Raerty Lot 3 - Mader Govener 129G S: NCB Cobra 47Y Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Alta Genetics

$10,500.00 DS: Mader P Black Ironman 22U

Lot 15 - Mader Revenge 36G $10,500.00 S: Mader The National 43E DS: SVF Star Power S802 Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Trout Creek Cattle Co.

The Ultra/Czech-Mate Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 5 - Mader The Judge 147G $12,000.00 S: Mader Walk This Way 224B DS: CG Black Nugget 25N Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Sjogren Farms Inc.

$10,500.00

Lot 43 - CMS/JR Redford 940G S: TNT Bootjack D477 DS: MAF R Horizon 7Y Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Diamond K

$11,000.00

Lot 6 - Ultra Approval 94G S: Black Gold Approval 71E DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Tyson Scott

$10,500.00

Lot 36 - CMS Pinball 932G S: CMS Rapid Fire 635D DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Randy Geisler

$9,750.00

Lot 24 - Ultra 56U Liner 113G S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: Rust Bull 66Z Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: JK Fraser

$9,500.00

Lot 3 - TSF Gangster 57G S: TSF Esso 48E DS: HSF High Roller 12T Consignor: Triangle Stock Farm Buyer: Tri K Cattle

$10,250.00

Lot 30 - TSF Gator 18G S: TSF Limited Edition 40E DS: JDF El Tigre 27B Consignor: Triangle Stock Farm Buyer: Garry and Susan Hyrcum

$9,000.00

Lot 1 - TSF Ghetto 53G S: TSF Deuce 22Z DS: Peltons Powercat 344G Consignor: Triangle Stock Farm Buyer: Prokop Magera

$8,000.00


Thank you to all the bidders, buyers and all who attended the

14th Annual Crossroad Farms Bull & Female Sale

Crossroad American Xpress 213G Circle M Farms - $20,000

Crossroad Connected 12G

First Class Cattle Marketing / Cornerstone Cattle / Swan Lake Farms & The Connected Syndicated - $100,000

Crossroad Black Tracker 164G

Robert Ellingson, South Dakota - $16,000

Crossroad Red Ritz 103G Stolson Farms - $15,000

Crossroad Qualified 119G Bristow Ranching - $14,500

4M Cattle Co * Bar 27 Stock Farm/Black Chrome Livestock Belle Plaine Colony * Bergman Family Farm * Brewer Land and Livestock * Bristow Ranching * Camille Dumais * Cattle Creek Crossing * Circle M Farm * Colborn Farms Ltd. * Craig Stochmanski * Crooked Creek Farms * C-Spring Farming Co. Ltd. * Dallas Grona * Daniel De Montarnal * Dave Caswell * David Johnson * Don Misick * Doug Paulgaard * First Class Cattle / Cornerstone Cattle/ Swan Lake Farms G Plus Farms Ltd Greg Grzybowski * Hardluck Farms Ltd. * Jared Loewen * Jim Kohut * K3 Ag * Langer Land and Cattle * Larry King *

Leidl Farms * Mack Ranch Marty Lay * Maurice Allchurch * Millard Farms * Millstone Farm Ltd. * Monty Dull * Moore Ranching * Okraincee Land & Cattle Company Ltd * Pernitski Farm * Rafter C2 Ranch Riverbend Colony * Robert Ellingson Rochfort Bridge Colony * Rosebud Colony * Royal View Farm * Rylee Geisler Sean Peterson Sheldon Doerksen * Shell River Ranch * Stan Skavlebo Stolson Farms * Strate Lake Side Farm * Sunny Valley Simmentals * Tim Amendt * Trevor King Twin Heritage Farms * Usborne Grazing Alliance West Raley Colony * Windmill Stock Farm * * repeat/multiple buyer

68 Bulls AVG $9522 • 9 Heifers AVG $4333

Gerald & Laurie Woytiuk: 306.427.4422 or 306.883.7272 | Jody & Jackie Woytiuk: 306.227.9910 Crossroad Farms Box 160 Shell Lake, SK S0J 2G0

crossroadfarms@sasktel.net | www.crossroadfarms.ca

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W2 Land & Cattle Bull Sale

Vermilion, AB February 25, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing

Sale Summary W2 - Two Year Old Bulls Wallgren - Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

27 7 34

$180,500.00 $31,000.00 $211,500.00

$6,685.00 $4,428.00 $6,220.59

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - W2 Bank Robber 29F S: R Plus Jesse James 6062D DS: BLCC Black Target 46X Consignor: W2 Land & Cattle Buyer: Swanz Ranch

$15,000.00

Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB February 29, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

9 27 12 48

$42,150.00 $147,750.00 $13,350.00 $263,250.00

$4,683.00 $5,472.00 $6,113.00 $5,484.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 3 - KKH Eclipse 33G S: Perks Kill Switch 935E DS: Crossroad Chevalier 163Z Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Peter & Rosette Zingre

$12,500.00

Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB March 2, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Sale Total Open Commercial Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

34 7 22 63 18 18

$282,200.00 $54,050.00 $151,000.00 $487,250.00 $35,250.00 $35,250.00

$8,300.00 $7,721.00 $6,864.00 $7,734.00 $5,875.00 $5,875.00

Lot 1 - BEE Summit 5G S: Black Gold Evevation 20E DS: Klyber Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: XRC Simmentals

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$24,000.00

Lot 7 - W2 Money Made 11F S: MAF Drunken Sailor 266C DS: BLCC Mr Sledge 135Z Consignor: W2 Land & Cattle Buyer: Gold Ridge Farming

$13,500.00

Lot 6 - W2 Carter 42F S: R Plus Jesse James 6062D DS: KS Bravado P68 Consignor: W2 Land & Cattle Buyer: MJM Enterprises

$10,500.00

Lot 16 - W2 Elevation 21F S: KWA Mountain 18C DS: R Plus 3071A Consignor: W2 Land & Cattle Buyer: Lougheed Colony

$10,000.00

Lot 9 - W2 Bluejacket 12F S: MAF Drunken Sailor 266C DS: Wheatland Bull 159Y Consignor: W2 Land & Cattle Buyer: MJM Enterprises

$9,250.00

Lot 17 - KKH Orbit 125G S: WLB Bounty Hunter 365C DS: MR CCF Vision Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Werstroh Farms Ltd.

$10,250.00

Lot 1 - KKH Paramount 22G S: MRL Matrix 38B DS: Crossroad Chevalier 163Z Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Double S Land & Cattle Co.

$10,000.00

Lot 4 - KKH Killswitch 65G S: Perks Kill Switch 935E DS: THSR Bombardier U802 Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Peter & Rosette Zingre

$8,750.00

Lot 5 - KKH Captive 123G S: JSEE Mr Carisma DS: WLB Bull 156S 380W Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Ty & Deb Dewitz

$8,500.00

Lot 44 - BEE Goose 117G S: SKORS Challenger 31E DS: BEE Dictator 604A Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Maureen & Eric Smith

$18,000.00

Lot 66 - BEE Gangster 508G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Wheatland Terminator 202Z Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Morlock Farms

$13,000.00

Lot 2 - BEE Rambler 143G S: Black Gold Evevation 20E DS: Virginias Tallahassee Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Pemlock Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 38 - BLL Hansel 838F S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: MFL Universe 28U Consignor: Beechinor Land & Livestock Buyer: Albert Putz

$11,750.00


! u o Y k n Tha

35th Annual Bull Sale February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm Spruce Grove

Sale Summary:

619 Land & Cattle Anchor D Ranch Ltd. Ashworth Farm & Ranch Bar C4 Farm Ent. Battrum Cattle Co. Bendixen Farms Beniuk Farms Berry Creek Colony Birch Lake Farms Inc. Black Gold Simmental Black Ridge Angus Bleak Lake Farms Ltd. Blue Ridge Colony BN Ranch Borderline Contracting Broadhead & Rowe Ranches Byemoor Farming Co. C&G Ranches Calerdon Cattle Co. Cockburn Simmental Crocus Simmental Crossroad Farms Curle Farms D&G Stock Farms DC Farms (Donalda Colony) Decka Farms Dercam Farms Inc. Doolaege Farming Ltd. Double F Farms Double RN Ranching Dusty Rose Ranch Elite Agro Service Ltd. Fredrickson Ranch Galas Stock Farm Gipsey Rose Granum Colony H Bar M Ranch & Ellwood Farms Halcourt Land & Cattle Hampton Simmental/Yellow Rose Cattle/JR Cattle Harbin Welding Ltd Hays Land & Cattle Ltd. Helgoe Simmental Hiltz Land & Livestock Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Holmgren Farms JMJ Farms Inc. K7 Simmentals Kalinsky Farms Ltd. Kamieniecki Simmentals Kotowich Evergreen Farms Kummer Farms Lakeroad Angus Lazy H4 Leedale Farming Co. Ltd. Lougheed Colony Martin Cattle Co. MCG Simmental Meunier Farms Mile West Angus Mohler Farms (1995) Ltd.

269 Bulls - Gross $2,494,400 Average $9,272

Montgomery Farms Ltd. 49 Black Simmental Yearlings Averaged $9,306 Morinville Hutterite Colony Morris Creek Angus 51 Black Simmental Extra Age Averaged $9,088 New Pine Colony 30 Red Simmental Yearlings Averaged $10,650 O.B. Holdings 23 Red Simmental Extra Age Averaged $9,869 Parkview Farms 38 Fullblood Simmentals Averaged $14,993 Perrot Cattle Co. Piller Farms 39 Black Angus Yearlings Averaged $6,208 Plain Lake Farming Co. 30 Black Angus Extra Age Averaged $5,733 Plateau Cattle Company 9 Red Angus Extra Age Averaged $5,027 Prins Bro’s PV Farming Co. Rainvow Red Angus High Selling Bulls: Rainbow River Simmental SBV 707F - $165,000 - Black Gold Simmentals, Lloydminster, SK Red Willow Colony LFE 857F - $107,500 - Westgold Farms, Minburn, AB Rendezvous Farms SBV 711F - $65,000 - Spruce View Acres/Lockhart Valley, Camrose, AB Riverview Ranch Rizzoli Farms Ltd. LFE 3127F - $54.000 - Crossroad Farms, Shell Lake, SK Robb Farms Ltd. LFE 3094F - $52,500 - Robb Farms, Maidstone, SK Rocking Heart Range LFE 415G - $45,000 - Rainbow River Simmentals, Fisher Branch, MB Rosewillow Farms LFE 810F - $38,000 - Rocking Heart Range, Czar, AB Sand Farms SBC Farms LFE 353G - $27,000 - Ashworth Farm & Ranch, Oungre, SK Scotford Colony SBV 535G - $26,000 - Westman Farms/Battrum Cattle Co., Vermilion, AB Skywest Simmental LFE 401G - $25,000 - Yellow Rose Cattle/Hampton Simmentals, Falun, AB Spruce View Acres & Lockhart LFE 3116F - $25,000 - Rendevous Farms, Ste Rose, MB Valley Simmental Townview Farms SBV 521G - $25,000 - Skywest Simmentals, Didsbury, AB Twin River Ranch Twin Springs Farms Twin Valley Ranch Veteran Farming Co. Westgold Farms Ltd. Westman Farms Woodwind Ranching Y Coulee Land & Cattle Inc. Blair Anderson Grant Bailey Colton Battrum Darwin Berg LFE 415G Rainbow River Simm. Tyrell Bieganek LFE 3127F Crossroad Farms Trevor Blackburn Burnell Martin Kevin Boettger Kris Nicklason Tom Bragg Bruce Olson Kevin Bullee Daryl Paulgaard Harley Day Travis Penner Louis Dechaine Darren Prior Wayne Fischer Wayne Rinas Grant Ford Don Schultz Gary Gerla Peter Schwenk Travis Goings Dean Smith Calvin Grindheim SBV 707F Black Gold Simm. Shaen Stadinek Mac Hoerner Claire Sullivan Niel Howe Jerry Sweeney Joe Howlett Ron Symes Jeremy Issac LFE 857F Westgold Farms Roger VanHecke Andy Johnson Brent Wagner Barry Kalinski Mike Waldner Jody Kiziak David Wallace Jack Krawchuk Kevin Wheale Del Lange Richard Yasniuk Gabriel Lavoie LFE 3094F

Robb Farms

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 corrie@lewisfarms.ca Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 39


Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Clavet, SK March 2, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

47 4 51

$376,500.00 $17,000.00 $393,500.00

$8,011.00 $4,250.00 $7,716.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 48 - Erixon Lad 173G S: Double Bar D Liberator 412E DS: Wheatland Red Lace 747T Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Mavv Farms

$21,000.00

KSL Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB March 2, 2020 Auctioneer: Shawn Gist Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

47 15 62

$237,400.00 $34,750.00 $272,150.00

$5,051.00 $2,317.00 $4,390.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 10 - KSL Guilty Pleasure 72G S: Lone Stone Envoy 143B DS: Great Guns TX Gus 124X Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: 10 Bar Cattle

$10,000.00

Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & SimmAngus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK March 3, 2020 Auctioneers: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Fullblood Simmental Bulls Purebred Simmental Bulls Simm/Angus Bulls Angus Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

59 79 5 6 149

$357,900.00 $566,850.00 $22,150.00 $30,900.00 $977,800.00

$6,066.10 $7,175.32 $4,430.00 $5,150.00 $6,562.42

Lot 126 - Double Bar D Bankroll 804F S: W/C Bankroll 811D DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Brooksland Farm

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$52,500.00

Lot 2 - Erixon Lad 207F S: Hart State Of War 056C DS: SS/PRS High Voltage 244X Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Mitchell Cattle Co.

$15,000.00

Lot 18 - Erixon Lad 29G S: Erixon War Paint 42D DS: WFL Identity 23X Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Wilcox Simmentals

$12,500.00

Lot 27 - Erixon Lad 73G S: Double Bar D Liberator 412E DS: Wheatland Red Lace 747T Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Rafter 4T

$12,000.00

Lot 3 - Erixon Mr Lad 7G S: Double Bar D Liberator 412E DS: MAF R Horizon 7Y Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Colborn Farms Ltd.

$11,500.00

Lot 27 - KSL Homerun 73F S: Kuntz Sonic 14C DS: WCC Well’s PLD Zenon 18Z Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Chanley Jassman

$7,500.00

Lot 48 - KSL Mobster 88F S: RKTS Mafia 15C DS: TRI K Firewall 4X Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Bruce Hawryluk

$7,100.00

Lot 31 - KSL Face Off 99F S: Kuntz Sonic 14C DS: WCC Well’s PLD Zenon 18Z Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Moonlite Farms

$6,750.00

Lot 21 - KSL Guardian 65G S: RKTS Mafia 15C DS: RJY Caesars Revolution 9Y Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Studley Farms

$6,750.00

Lot 129 - Double Bar D Big Red 822F S: Swan Lake Big Red 85B DS: Double Bar D Gunner 123U Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Robb Farms Ltd.

$42,500.00

Lot 2 - Double Bar D Chandler 39G S: Double Bar D Chandler 153D DS: Double Bar D Baxter 606Z Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Inc.

$20,000.00

Lot 71 - Double Bar D Bankroll 531G S: W/C Bankroll 811D DS: JF American Pride 0987X Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Spring Creek Simmentals

$17,000.00

Lot 10 - Double Bar D Bellagio 49G S: Rugged R Bellagio 5057C DS: Anchor D Imax 250Y Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Forden Fairview Farms Ltd.

$16,000.00


Leewood & Kuzio Ranch

4th

ThankYou BIDDERS & 2020 BUYERS

Farms

Annual

Bull & Female Sale $12000

LOT

61 BULLS AVG $5625

$10500

LOT 53

Little Willow Creek Ranch

Gabriel & Candace Lavoie

$9250

LOT 2

3 PUREBRED HEIFERS AVG $2550 $8750

LOT 22

Paydirt AG Ventures LTD

Mannville Farming

Colt Arnold

BULL BUYERS Blair Tkachuk Boulder Bottom Stock Farm Brad Hines* Bruce Etherington Calvin Sales Cherniwchan Land & Cattle* Dale Macnab* Darren Harris Don Fraser Dustin Small 65 Eddleston Farming INC Falcon Industries Gabriel & Candace Lavoie* Jason McElroy* Jeff Beland Jim Matthews Keady Livestock Larry Kochan Little Willow Creek Ranch Louis Gamache* Luke Warrilow Malcolm Wilkowski Mannville Farming* Mixburn Colony* MJM Enterprises Morgan’s Canyon Farms & Ranch Paydirt AG Ventures LTD Peter Berg Phillip Leonty* Ray Tomlinson Enterprises INC* Rob Stanley Ruch Land & Cattle INC* Russel Froland Ryan Islay Shaun Robinson Sheldon Hauca* SJT Land & Cattle* SRC Ranch LTD Terrance Orfino TR Copland Veterinary Services* Uganecz Farms Wade Dey*

101 COMMERCIAL REPLACEMENT HEIFERS AVG $1665 Howard Arnold

HEIFER BUYERS Clinton Howard Alan Landaker Darcy Sen Westman Farms Paydirt AG Ventures LTD

Dale Kuzio

780-581-8328 780-787-2275 587-280-2976 780-763-0084 780-658-2350 Leewoodranch@hotmail.com KuzioFarms@hotmail.com 41


Maple Lake Stock Farms “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB March 4, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Sale Total On Bulls Simmental Heifers Angus Heifers Commercial Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

40 18 58 8 3 51

$243,350.00 $108,400.00 $351,750.00 $29,850.00 $35,100.00 $90,450.00 $507,150.00

$6,083.75 $6,022.22 $6,064.66 $3,731.25 $11,700.00 $1,804.90

High Selling Lots

Lot 50 - Maple Lake Swagger 9408 S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: MR HOC Brocker Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Rocky Meadow Ranch

McAuley, Manitoba March 5, 2020 Auctioneers: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Simmental Bulls Simm-Angus Bulls Angus Bulls Sale Total On Bulls Open Commercial Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

17 29 31 77 40 40

$111,150.00 $160,900.00 $161,400.00 $433,450.00 $88,600.00 $88,600.00

$6,538.24 $5,548.28 $5,206.45 $5,629.22 $2,215.00 $2,215.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 16 - JPCC Affiliate 160G S: Wheatland Affiliate 7128E DS: Springcreek Liner 104S Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Owen Salisbury

$8,250.00

LaBatte Simmentals with Guest Consignor East Poplar Simmentals 40th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 6, 2020 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels & Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Johnstone Auction Mart Ltd./Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Purebred Bulls 27 Purebred Bulls 32 Fullblood Bulls 8 Black 3/4 Simmental Bull 1 Purebred Open Heifers 5 Black Purebred Open Heifers 7 Sale Total 80

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$230,750.00 $250,150.00 $83,500.00 $13,000.00 $21,750.00 $57,300.00 $656,450.00

$8,546.00 $7,817.00 $10,438.00 $13,000.00 $4,350.00 $8,186.00 $8,206.00

Lot 13 - IPU Black Cinch 95G $50,000.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: 10769886 BC Ltd. DBA KT Ranches 42

$7,750.00

Lot 25 - Maple Lake 9274 S: Wheatland Bull 786T DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Bob McLeod

$7,700.00

Lot 41 - Maple Lake 9803 S: Wheatland HighVoltage122Y DS: S A V Final Answer 0035 Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Derek Isaac

$7,700.00

Lot 20 - JPCC Flush 73G S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: S A V Final Answer 0035 Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Keith Nyhus

$8,100.00

Lot 10 - JPCC Switch 83G S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Bartel Cattle Corp.

$8,000.00

Lot 21 - JPCC Flush 100G S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: RRAR Rising Star 12B Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Bartel Cattle Corp.

$7,900.00

Lot 8 - JPCC Flash 61G S: Springcreek Flash 52E DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Ramsey Simmental Farms

$7,700.00

$10,000.00

JP Cattle Co. & Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 47 - Maple Lake Swagger 9611 S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: Wheatland Bull 786T Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Wilfred Bretecher

Lot 75 - IPU Black Satin 13G $30,000.00 S: MRK Priority 3C DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: 10769886 BC Ltd. DBA KT Ranches Lot 21 - IPU Elevation 35G S: Black Gold Elevation 20E DS: Double Bar D Eclectic 34Y Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Mavv Farms Inc.

$28,500.00

Lot 37 - IPU 140B Lieutenant 70G S: IPU Lieutenant 24E DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Double G Simmentals

$19,500.00

Lot 48 - IPU Avalanche 121G S: WFL Avalache 21E DS: LRX Uncle Jeffrey 56A Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Leewood Ranch

$18,500.00


SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS The Zimmers

Extends A Big Thank You To All 2020 Bidders & Buyers

Lot 33 $32,500

SIRE: ZSL MANDAKO 49B Buyer: Westgold Farms

Lot 6 $14,000

SIRE: MRL SYSCO 14D

Buyer: Labatte & Circle 7 Simmentals

Lot 4 $13,500

SIRE: MRL SYSCO 14D

Buyer: Rendezvous Farms

Lot 5 $13,000

SIRE: MRL SYSCO 14D

Buyer: Tri Star Simmentals

Lot 3 $12,000

SIRE: MRL SYSCO 14D

Buyer: Darcy Wold, Meeting Creek

Lot 1 $10,000

SIRE: MRL SYSCO 14D

Buyer: David Mohr/Dale Ray

Lot 22 $11,000

SIRE: ZSL SEDONA 77E

Buyer: Wild Rose Ranch

Lot 46 $10,000

SIRE: ZSL MANDAKO 49B

Buyer: Dusty Rose, Vermilion

6 R Farms LTD Anderson Ranch Armstrong’s Rockin K&J Ranch Austin Prior Blushrose Simmental Farm Bob Makowichuk* Campbell Lake Farms LTD Chad Ollikka* Circle 7 Farms Clearwater Farms Coppock Legacy Farms LTD Croft Creek Ranch* Daleray Stock Farms Darcy & Emily Wold* David Mohr Dennis & Dianne Burger Dusty Rose Elizabeth Seib G & H Schnell Farm Glenholm Farms LTD Harvey Nahirniak Hillview Grain Farms LTD James Greer Farms Jim Berg Jules & Albina Michaud* LaBatte Simmentals Lawrence Rogoza Lidberg Farms LTD. LRB Plumbing & Heating* Momotiuk Enterprises LTD* O Double E Simmentals Ralph Boe Rendezvous Farms Richard Wolbeck Rochfort Bridge Colony Ron Walton Ru-Bens Simmentals S3 Bar Cattle Company Sheldon Blum* Small Ranch* Surtech Survey Services TKS Farms Tri Star Cattle Triple S Ranch Turko Farms LTD* Twin Creek Angus Westgold Farms LTD Wild Rose Ranch Wittmack Farms *Denotes multiple purchases

58 bulls

averaging $7,489 Lot 58 $12,000

SIRE:ZSL DEMPSEY 80E

Buyer: Alan Seely, Alder Flats

Lot 55 $10,000

SIRE: ZSL DEMPSEY 80E

Buyer: Alan Seely, Alder Flats

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Lockhart Valley Simmentals Rimbey, AB March 7, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

29 1 30

$175,400.00 $2,100.00 $177,500.00

$6,048.00 $2,100.00

Yearling Bulls Heifer Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - LHVS Smooth Operator 7G S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: LHVS Charles 29C Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Leedale Farming

$14,500.00

R Plus Simmentals 20th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK March 8, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total On Bulls Heifer Pick with Calf at Side Heifer Calves Sale Total

54 24 78 1 18

Gross $483,700.00 $185,000 $668,700.00 $30,000.00 $132,500.00 $831,200.00

Average $8,957.41 $7,708.33 $8,573.08 $30,000.00 $7,361.11

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - R Plus 9087G $150,000.00 S: R Plus 5015C DS: R Plus Hard Rock 145X Consignor: R Plus Simmentals Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals and Circle 7 Simmentals

Ashworth Farm & Ranch 17th Annual Bull Sale Oungre, SK March 9, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Hurlburt Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing, First Class Marketing & Bouchard Livestock

Sale Summary Red & Black Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

80 80

$558,450.00 $558,450.00

$6,980.25 $6,980.25

Lot 32 - KWA Export 3G $42,000.00 S: Circle G Export 51E DS: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Kenner Simmentals & Bouchard Livestock

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Lot 2 - LHVS Lipps 28G S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: LHVS Mr Lockhart 21U Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Hillview Grain Farms

$9,000.00

Lot 24 - Silvertop Ferdinand 40G S: LHVS Mr Lockhart 64A DS: Pheasantdale Bull 115B Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Nothing Bard Ranch

$8,500.00

Lot 3 - LHVS Bad Influence 30G S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: Double Bar D United 176A Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Brad Olson

$7,500.00

Lot 21 - Silvertop Whoa Is Me 169G S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Tess Black Titan Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Cody Phillips

$7,500.00

Lot 100 - Pick of 2018 Heifers with 2020 Calf At Side$30,000.00 Consignor: R Plus Simmentals Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms Lot 65 - R Plus 8469F S: R Plus Prairie Fire DS: R Plus Blackedge Consignor: R Plus Simmentals Buyer: Solerglen Ranches

$27,000.00

Lot 3 - R Plus 9189G S: R Plus 5015C DS: R Plus Hard Rock 145X Consignor: R Plus Simmentals Buyer: Deeg Simmentals

$16,000.00

Lot 8 - R Plus 9172G S: R Plus Uppercut 6103D DS: BMD/RF Magnaflow Consignor: R Plus Simmentals Buyer: Hoiby Simmentals

$13,500.00

Lot 2 - KWA Authority 46G S: CDI Authority 77X DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Bonchuk Farms

$20,500.00

Lot 1 - KWA Authority 25G S: CDI Authority 77X DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: X-T Simmentals

$20,000.00

Lot 29 - KWA Torque 142G S: MRL Torque 88E DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Silver Lake Simmentals

$13,500.00

Lot 7 - KWA Authority 190G S: CDI Authority 77X DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: RBD Ranch

$11,000.00


Thank You!

From Our Outfit to Yours...

At MRL we are humbled to have support year in and year out from many of the top purebred and commercial cattle outfits in North America. Once again, a huge “Thank You” to buyers, bidders, and those who attended and showed interest in our 26th Annual Bull Sale.

McMillen Ranching Ltd. 26th Annual Bull Sale March 7, 2020

126 Bulls

Averaged $8,897.00

88 Simmental Bulls 63 Yearlings 32 Red 31 Black

Averaged $8,759.00 Averaged $9,583.00 Averaged $10,609.00 Averaged $8,524.00

25 Coming Two’s Averaged $6,680.00 12 Black Simmental Averaged $6,167.00 13 Red Simmental Averaged $7,154.00 33 Angus Bulls 14 Coming Two’s 24 Yearlings

Averaged $9,211.00 Averaged $6,429.00 Averaged $10,844.00

Lot 1 - MRL 37G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: LFE The Riddler 323B Sold to Joanne Clark, SK for $11,000

Lot 45 - MRL 274F S: Hart State of War 056C DS: MRL Hurricane 27R Sold to Bobby Steichen, ND for $11,000

High Selling Red Simmental Bulls Lot 57 - MRL 736G S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: MRL El Tigre 52Z Sold to Bouchard Livestock, AB for $69,000

Lot 93 - MRL 204F S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: MRL To the Max 70Z Sold to Flying W Stock Farms, SK for $9,500

Lot 55 - MRL 125G S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: MRL 91Y Sold to Leewood Ranch, AB for $24,000

High Selling Black Simmental Bulls Lot 34 - MRL 89G S: MRL Capone DS: TH Black Edition 8R Sold to Wilson Stock Farms, AB, for $47,500

Lot 78 - MRL 41G S: MRL Progress 152D DS: TNT Bootlegger Z268 Sold to Come As U R Simmental & Trent Walls, SK for $21,000

Lot 16 - MRL 3G S: Hart State of War 056C DS: MRL Missile 138C Sold to Hoiby Simmentals, ND & Bouchard Livestock for $28,000

Lot 58 - MRL 140G S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: TNT Bootlegger Z268 Sold to Westway Farms, AB for $17,500

Lot 11 - MRL 142G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: MRL Discovery 21A Sold to Spear Grass Cattle Co., AB, for $12,000

Wilson Stock Farms, AB* Hampton Simmentals/Yellow Rose Cattle Co., AB* Korey Jorgenson, ND* Spear Grass Cattle Co., AB* Marin Land & Livestock, SK* Joanne Clark, SK Allan Shaeffer, SK* Bouchard Livestock, AB* Leewood Ranch, AB* Westway Farms, AB* Steichen Simmentals, ND* Come As U R Simmental, SK* Trent Walls, SK*

Norm Underhill, MB* Berndt Ranch, ND* Haman Farm & Simmental, ND* Boundary Ranch, SK* Duckwitz Ranch, ND* Jason Bird, MB* Goudy Prairie Acres, SK* M5 Land & Cattle, MB* Bennett Stock Farm, SK* Judd Ag Ventures, MB* Sweet Grass Ranch, MB* Gord Gerrard, SK* Ryan & Missy Hull Farms, SK* RJS Ag, SK*

High Selling Coming Two Year Olds Lot 39 - MRL 195F S: MRL Missile 138C DS: TH Black Edition 8R Sold to Goudy Prairie Acres, SK for $11,500

Corrie Martens, MB* Jim Pulyk, AB* Bar Horseshoe Ranch, SK* Shady Nook Simmental, AB Flying W Stock Farm, SK* Glen Aldentaler, SD* Andrew Brigden, MB Bangsund Farms, SK Ryan Knutson, ND* Matthew Beckman, AB* Dean Wandler, ND* Hoiby Simmental, ND* Tim Scheistel, SK BJK Livestock, ON

Bar MW Ranch, SK* Boyd Mullin, MB* Darren Johnson, ND* Donna Desrochers, MB Brigden Ranch, MB* Oscar Kleven, ND* Kermit Schiele, ND* Pembina Ranching, AB CJ Meredith Farms, SK Mallo Farms, MB* Darren Priest, SK* Bob Meredith, SK* Bouchard Livestock, AB* Pieper Red Angus, NE

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

Lot 145 - Red MRLA 206F S: Red Lazy MC Forum 223Y DS: Red MRLA 108R Sold to Spear Grass Ranch, AB for $9,250 High Selling Angus Lot 127 - Red MRLA 42G S: Red U2 Retrospect 29E DS: SAV Harvestor 0338 Sold to Bouchard Livestock, AB for $130,000 Lot 111 - Red MRLA 121G S: Red MRLA Resource 137E DS: Red MRLA Tilt 80Z Sold to Pieper Red Angus, NE for $10,500 Lot 113 - Red MRLA 139G S: Red MRLA Resource 137E DS: SAV Final Answer 0035 Sold to Pieper Red Angus, NE for $10,000 Lot 109 - Red MRLA 111G S: Red MRLA Resource 137E DS: Red MRLA New Era 87Y Sold to Darren Johnson, ND for $10,000 Spring Creek Colony, AB* Sanguin Ranch, SK* Dennis Mauthe, MB* Lonnie Wolff, ND* Kirby Land & Cattle, SK* Gillett Angus, AB Black Sand Cattle Co., MB Brown Ranch, ND* RS Strutt Farms, MB* Hadwin Cattle Co., AB* Bossence Farms, SK RBD Ranch, SK* Jack Dunn, MB* LS Land & Cattle, AB*

Rex Schruder, ON* GDR Ag, MB* Harley Day, SK*

Volume Buyers Korey Jorgenson, ND, 9 bulls Berndt Ranch, ND, 7 bulls

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Canadian Central Bull & Female Sale Winnipeg, MB March 9, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Speckle Park Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total Simmental Heifers Speckle Park Heifers Black Angus Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

27 4 7 38 12 5 4

$118,900.00 $17,750.00 $28,300.00 $164,950.00 $21,550.00 $19,100.00 $8,200.00 $213,800.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 28 - Skyridge King Pin 7G S: JNR’s Axis DS: Milestone ATM Mariner 9M Consignor: Skyridge Farms Buyer: Curtis Zdan

Average $4,403.70 $4,437.50 $4,042.86 $4,340.79 $1,795.83 $3,820.00 $2,050.00

$7,500.00

Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Bull Sale Innisfail, AB March 9, 2020 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

53 22 7 82

$330,150.00 $102,500.00 $33,200.00 $465,850.00

$6,229.00 $4,659.00 $4,743.00 $5,681.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 30 - Virginia Getzlaf 734G S: Kuntz Gudas DS: Double Bar D Notorious Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Leewood Ranch

$16,000.00

Bonchuk Farms Bull Sale

Virden, MB March 10, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Two Year Old Bulls 9 Fullblood Yearling Bulls 7 Purebred Two Year Old Bulls 29 Purebred Yearling Bulls 39 Sale Total 84

High Selling Lots

Lot 57 - BLCC Mr 5015C 19G S: R Plus 5015C DS: JPCC Mr Liner 75B Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch

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Gross

Average

$55,000.00 $40,150.00 $150,500.00 $195,700.00 $441,350.00

$6,111.11 $5,735.71 $5,189.66 $5,017.95 $5,254.17

$27,000.00

Lot 26 - KWD Fabio 18F S: WLB Bounty Hunter 365C DS: R Plus Hard Rock 145X Consignor: Dequier Cattle Co. Buyer: Rod Strand

$7,000.00

Lot 29 - Skybridge Brutus 12G S: JNR Theory DS: JNR Bailiff Consignor: Skyridge Farms Buyer: David Darknell

$7,000.00

Lot 34 - Skyridge Solution 5G S: JNR’s Axis DS: IPU Journeyman 1L Consignor: Skyridge Farms Buyer: Kruetner Farms Ltd.

$5,500.00

Lot 14 - WILC Grady 26G S: WILC Drake 33D DS: ACS Red Rebel 656S Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: Larry Bonesky

$5,400.00

Lot 14 - Virginia Grant 24G S: Black Gold Crude DS: Westdrums Andrew Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Stanley Martins

$13,000.00

Lot 32 - Virginia Giordano 722G S: Kuntz Gudas DS: JNR’S Philosophy Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Mavv Farms Inc.

$12,500.00

Lot 12 - Virginia Grassroots 321G S: Black Gold Crude DS: Double Bar D Thunder 273X Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Morlock Farms

$12,000.00

Lot 17 - Virginia Gage 34G S: Black Gold Crude DS: Bar 5 SA Banker 833R Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Wolfe Farms

$11,500.00

Lot 79 - BLCC Mr Future 66F S: Crossroad Polled Future DS: Southseven Zorro 49Z Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Mannville Farming Co.

$10,000.00

Lot 86 - BLCC Mr Rocket 220F S: LRX HP Rocket 23Y DS: JNR’S Philosophy Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: G Bar G Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 45 - BLCC Mr 5015C 289G S: R Plus 5015C DS: IPU Red Touchdown 32S Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: High Bluff Stock Farm

$9,000.00

Lot 97 - BLCC Mr SL Dealer 282G S: Silver Lake Dealer 60B DS: MFI Jeremiah 9022 Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Vegreville Colony

$8,500.00


Thank You! For Another Successful Sale

High Selling Fullblood

Sale Results Fullblood Bulls Averaged $8,875.00 Black Simmental Bulls Averaged $5,833.00 Red Simmental Bulls Averaged $5,916.00 Simmental Bulls Sale Average: $6,420.00 Charolais Bulls Sale Average: $7,138.00

High Selling Red Simmental

We would like to thank all of our buyers for coming out and supporting our program and making the Built Right Bull Sale a success during these most challenging and scary times. Your support is very much appreciated! 2020 Buyers

Lot 39 - WJS Ego 13G sold to Beechinor Land & Livestock and K-Lee Cattle Co.

Lot 54 - WJS Evercott 63G sold to Todd Ranch Ltd.

High Selling Black Simmentals

Lot 46 - WJS Stimulus 15G sold to Lazy HE Ranch

Lot 50 - WJS Full Stimulus 201F sold to Brian Ference

Bar 07 Ranch Barry Logan Beechinor Land & Livestock Brent Love Brian Ference Christensen Land & Cattle Darwin & Elaine Berg Erik Landmark Five XM Ranching Flying Goose Ranch Fore See Cattle Co. Frances Howe Gabe Wotschell Garry Scheck Hedley Farms Hewitt Bros. Hope Ranch Ltd. Johnson Farm Simmental Kelly & Nathen Cook

Kevin Manning K-Lee Cattle Co. Lara & Kyle McQuade Lazy HE Ranch Levitt Ranching Lumley Farms Mark & Nicole Sayer Morlock Farms Myron Fawcett Holdings Nelson Creek Cattle Co. North West Livestock Rudy Thomsen Running Bar Ranch Sather Simmentals Skurdalen Farms Ltd. Swanson Farms T.L. Hawken & Sons Todd Ranch Wayne Wotschell XXX Farms

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Mar Mac Farms and Guests Bull Sale Brandon, MB March 11, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Simmental Bulls Two Year Old Angus Bulls Sale Total 52 Bred Commercial Females Sale Total

Gross

Average

$301,950.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 29 - Mar Mac Alliance 2G S: CCLT Alliance DS: MRL Crime Scene Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: 7L Ranch

$6,023.00 $4,716.00 $6,042.00 $6,455.00 $5,807.00 $2,182.00 $2,182.00

$7,750.00

SKOR Simmentals 18th & Final Red & Black Bull Sale

Camrose, AB March 11, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

39 37 76

$300,050.00 $335,250.00 $635,300.00

$7,694.00 $9,061.00 $8,359.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 44 - Skors Crocket 250F S: LBR Crocket R81 DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: SKOR Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$34,000.00

Transcon’s Second Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB March 12, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bulls 13 Purebred Bulls 5 Black Purebred Bulls 8 Black 3/4 Simmental Bulls 1 Sale Total 27

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$81,650.00 $25,200.00 $49,200.00 $5,400.00 $161,450.00

$6,281.00 $5,040.00 $6,150.00 $5,400.00 $5,980.00

Lot 32 - Bogarts Polled Galileo 115G S: Anchor D Elton 213E DS: Grinalta’s HP Acer FF7X Consignor: Diamond B Simmentals Buyer: Brian Lundquist

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$9,700.00

Lot 30 - McThree High Roller 10G S: HSF High Roller DS: MRL Predestined Consignor: Tyson McRae Buyer: McPhail Mixed Farm

$7,500.00

Lot 36 - Mar Mac Front Man 146G S: MRL Red Whiskey DS: MRL Predestined Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Kevin Routledge

$6,750.00

Lot 35 - Mar Mac G Man 7G S: EGC Everest 145E DS: Mar Mac Revolution Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Jay Sprott

$6,000.00

Lot 32 - Mar Mac Soldier 82G S: Harts State of War DS: MRL Predestined Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Scott Farms

$5,250.00

Lot 66 - Skors Kill Switch 148G S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: CMS Tradmark 756T Consignor: SKOR Simmentals Buyer: Mitchell Cattle Co. Inc.

$17,000.00

Lot 70 - Skors Captain Morgan 196G $17,000.00 S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: TNT Bootlegger Z268 Consignor: SKOR Simmentals Buyer: Camden Cattle Company & Niwa Ranching Co. Ltd. Lot 16 - Skors Captain Morgan 81G S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: COTT-GFI Fullback 0038N Consignor: SKOR Simmentals Buyer: Sutter Farms Ltd.

$15,500.00

Lot 82 - Skors Captain Morgan 289G S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: LBR Crocket R81 Consignor: SKOR Simmentals Buyer: Brian Bouchard Simmentals

$14,500.00

Lot 24 - LFS Thorn 17G $9,500.00 S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: APLX Ensign 2X Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Buyer: Diamond T Simmentals & Masterlock Simmentals Lot 23 - LFS Helix 11G S: Anchor “T” Rusty 59G DS: Diamond T Bo-Jangle 248W Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Buyer: B Bar C Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 30 - Bogarts Polled General 592G S: Sun Rise Pillar 3D DS: Skors Joker 75Y Consignor: Diamond B Simmentals Buyer: Ty Dewitz

$8,500.00

Lot 31 - Bogarts Polled Goliath 587G S: Sun Rise Pillar 3D DS: Skors Joker 75Y Consignor: Diamond B Simmentals Buyer: Robert Ellingson

$8,000.00


Thank you for your trust and confidence at our 15th annual Bull Sale. We are thrilled that buyers from five provinces and two states chose Spring Creek Simmentals, Sim/Angus and Angus bulls for their breeding programs. A large percentage of you were repeat customers.

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McNally

10G

Purebred Homozygous Polled Homozygous Black Sire: Springcreek Denali 21E Dam: Springcreek Linnette 149C Top seller selected by Erixon Simmentals Inc., Clavet, SK for $35,000.00.

springcreek

Ironsides

53G

7/8 Homozygous Polled Homozygous Black Sire: Springcreek Tesla 6E Dam: Springcreek Lass 3D Second top seller selected by Jason Quandt, Oakes, ND, USA for $22,000.00.

Affordable Quality 2020 Buyers:

33G Land & Cattle A-8 Ranch Adam & Charles Stuart Bata Brothers Simmentals Bowes Farm Brent & Scott Crowe Brett Buckingham Calico Cattle Co. Carmichael Colony Carpathian Land & Livestock Chad Baglole Clayton Kruda Courtland Brown Crocus Simmentals Currah Farms Ltd. Daron Priest David Johnson Dirk Van Velthuizen Double Q Simmentals EDN Simmentals Erixon Simmentals Inc. Ferme Roger Fortier et Fils FRS Enterprises Geordy Gabruck Gurney Farms Jason Quandt Jerry & Jeremy Isaac JEZ Simmentals John Williamson K5 River Ranch Katlynn Kinsella Lacasse Farm Ltd. Larry Lowe Lawnview Simmentals Lee Wood Ranch Leonard & Joyce Benfield Leonard Jaenen Mittleider Farms Pleasant Vista Farms Ltd. Rendezvous Farms Robert Ellingson Scott Robinson Silver Smith Farms Simqua Ranch Ltd. Somerton Farm, Glenn Todd Sortland Ranching Stellar Farms Inc. Stout Brothers Simmental Tim Darknell VT Ranch Walsh Farms Willowdale Simmentals Wunder Farms Zdan Farms

Ashern, MB Langruth, MB Theodore, SK Park River, ND, USA Kamsack, SK Gilbert Plains, MB Yorkton, SK Whitewood, SK Gull Lake, SK Ste Paul, AB Carnduff, SK Jedburgh, SK Alameda, SK Swift Current, SK Hartney, MB Lloydminster, SK Pierceland, SK LaBroquerie, MB Red Deer County, AB Maple Creek, SK Clavet, SK Ste Pierre Baptiste, QC Delisle, SK Meota, SK Tantallon, SK Oakes, ND, USA Carrot River, SK Roblin, MB Brandon, MB Canora, SK Red Deer County, AB Kincaid, SK Balcarres, SK Hamiota, MB Mannville, AB Springside, SK Moosomin, SK Tappen, ND, USA Wawota, SK Ste Rose du Lac, MB Britton, SD, USA Consort, AB Byemoor, AB Kola, MB Glenavon, SK Consort, AB Moosehorn, MB Bluffton, AB Moosehorn, MB Milestone, SK Otonabee, ON Valleyview, AB Foam Lake, SK Alonsa, MB

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McDavid

74G

Purebred Homozygous Polled Homozygous Black Sire: LFE McDavid 413C Dam: Springcreek Mickey 51C Second top seller selected by Brent & Scott Crowe, Gilbert Plains, MB for $22,000.00.

“In Pursuit Of Perfection” Bull Sale March 12, 2020 | Moosomin, SK Sale Managed by: Sale Results: 19 Red Simmental Bulls Averaged $9,131.58 24 Black Simmental Bulls Averaged $10,437.50 10 Best Beef Bulls Averaged $5,525.00 16 Black Angus Bulls Averaged $6,859.38 69 Bulls Grossed $589,000.00 and Averaged $8,655.80 1 Semen Lot Averaged $8,250.00 Total Sale Grossed $597,250.00

Brian McCarthy & Family

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Rainbow River Simmentals 5th Annual Bull & Female Sale Fisher Branch, MB March 13, 2020 Auctioneer: Kolton McIntosh Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Open Heifers Embryos Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

23 4 3 30

$123,300.00 $16,650.00 $6,750.00 $146,700.00

$5,361.00 $4,163.00 $2,250.00 $4,890.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - Rainbowriver Impact 58G S: RF Impact 601C DS: Springcreek Gold Standard Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Teter Farms & Austin Kolbe

$11,000.00

Ranchers Select Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March 14, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

41 41

$257,450.00 $257,450.00

$6,279.00 $6,279.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 58 - Antrim Griffon 32G S: Black Gold Taqa 124D DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Antrim Simmentals Buyer: Hoegl Livestock

$21,000.00

Rebels of the West 16th Annual Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB March 15, 2020 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

55 55

$277,550.00 $277,550.00

$5,050.00 $5,050.00

Lot 20 - TSN Missile 51G S: MRL Missile DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Consignor: TSN Livestock Buyer: Sandy Hill Simmentals

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$21,000.00

Lot 22 - Rainbowriver Summit 34G S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: Springcreek Spark Plug Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: McRuer Simmentals

$9,750.00

Lot 4 - Rainbowriver Impact 69G S: RF Impact 601C DS: LFE The Riddler 323B Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Dale Wilson

$7,200.00

Lot 12 - Rainbowriver Scream 12G S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Todd Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 2 - Rainbowriver Impact 17G S: RF Impact 601C DS: JNB Black Yukon 14Y Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Hidden Stone Farm

$6,750.00

Lot 26 - RKTS Red Force 5G S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: WS High Stakes W115 Consignor: RKT Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Farms

$13,750.00

Lot 1 - RKTS Amber Jack 32G S: LFE Amber Jack 385E DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: RKT Simmentals Buyer: Bar J Charolais

$10,000.00

Lot 4 - RKTS Amber Jack 49G S: LFE Amber Jack 385E DS: Mader P BLK Ransom 23U Consignor: RKT Simmentals Buyer: McDonald Stock Farms

$9,000.00

Lot 54 - APS Grant 6G S: Black Gold Taqa 124D DS: AWL Ruffer 26T Consignor: Antrim Simmentals Buyer: Wild Rose Ranch

$8,600.00

Lot 32 - More’s Gridlock 901G S: WS High Stakes W115 DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Consignor: More Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Lazy S Ranch

$13,500.00

Lot 39 - DHS Mr Alliance 23G S: CCLT Alliance DS: KWA Rock 78Z Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Janzen Ranch

$11,000.00

Lot 21 - TSN Missile 90G S: MRL Missile DS: TH Black Edition 8R Consignor: TSN Livestock Buyer: Randy Giesler

$9,000.00

Lot 30 - More’s Gangster 915G S: Hart State of War DS: MR CCF Vision Consignor: More Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Coady Dehr

$9,000.00


AJB Livestock Online Bull Sale

Rossburn, MB March 16, 2020 Auctioneer: DLMS Farmgate Online Only Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

14 14

$97,900.00 $97,900.00

$7,000.00 $7,000.00

Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - AJB Treasure Island S: Rugged R Belagio DS: BHR Baron SA 2842P Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: Jaydawn Farms

$17,000.00

South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 16, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Yearling Simmental Bulls 23 Black Yearling Simmental Bulls 14 Two Year Old Simmental Bulls 9 Yearling Angus Bulls 12 Sale Total on Bulls 58 Commercial Heifers 17 Semen Lot 1 Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$147,250.00 $66,850.00 $44,050.00 $46,650.00 $304,800.00 $27,750.00 $1,500.00 $334,050.00

$6,402.17 $4,775.00 $4,477.78 $3,887.50 $5,255.17 $1,632.35 $1,500.00

Lot 3 - BJL Mr. Killswitch 95G S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: RFS Red Iron T20 Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Meadow Acres

$14,500.00

Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB March 16, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

11 5 10 26

$51,600.00 $19,600.00 $39,950.00 $111,150.00

$4,691.00 $3,920.00 $3,995.00 $4,275.00

Lot 27 - Homestead-T Grainger 766G S: Black Gold Wally 87B DS: CEN Laredo 519L Consignor: Homestead-T Simmentals Buyer: Eric Patterson

$6,000.00

Lot 3 - AJB High Country 46G S: Riverbend Tamarack 60N PF DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: Red Willow Ranch

$10,250.00

Lot 5 - AJB Black Stealth 10G S: LFE Night Hawk DS: WHF Red Doc 940E Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: Jason Mullin

$10,000.00

Lot 6 - AJB MASH 6G S: LFE Night Hawk DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: WLB Livestock

$9,500.00

Lot 4 - AJB Polled Graphix 68G S: Homestead-T Graphite DS: BHR Baron SA 2842P Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: City View Simmentals

$8,400.00

Lot 5 - BJL Mr. Kill Switch 17G S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: Boundary Reggie 3B Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Jeff Wheel

$12,000.00

Lot 8 - BJL Mr. Brisk 39G S: Millington Brisk 7005 DS: Boundary Reggie 3B Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Hoegl Livestock Ltd.

$11,500.00

Lot 6 - BJL Mr. Brisk 42G S: Millington Brisk 7005 DS: Wheatland Kill Switch Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: FA7 Ranch

$10,000.00

Lot 1 - BJL Mr. Captain Morgan 41G S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: FBF1 Combustible Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Cody Ermel

$8,000.00

Lot 30 - Homestead-T Granite 770G S: Sunville Dakota 35D DS: Double Bar D Meka 7001T Consignor: Homestead-T Simmentals Buyer: Big Hills Simmentals

$6,000.00

Lot 42 - Southam’s Gambler 27G S: Swan Lake Denali 24E DS: MAF Red Rambo 131B Consignor: Southam Simmentals Buyer: Kreutner Farms Ltd.

$5,200.00

Lot 44 - Breezy Ridge Gretzky 11G S: Sun Rise Pillar 3D DS: IPU Accelerator 53U Consignor: Breezy Ridge Simmentals Buyer: Greg Fraser

$5,200.00

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Kuntz Simmental Farm, McIntosh Livestock and SAJ Simmentals 21st Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK March 17, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd

Sale Summary

Gross

Average

Lot 50 - McIntosh Classic 44G $15,000.00 S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D DS: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: JK Bar Cattle Co.

$211,550.00 $42,700.00 $93,650.00 $347,900.00

$7,051.67 $4,744.44 $6,243.33 $6,442.59

Lot 2 - Kuntz Gibson 24G $14,500.00 S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Darren Hannis

Lots

Red Yearling Bulls 30 Black Yearling Bulls 9 Black Fullblood Yearling Bulls 15 Sale Total 54

High Selling Lots

Lot 16 - Kuntz Granger 18G S: Kuntz Canuck 4C DS: Springcreek Teddy 62U Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Virginia Ranch Inc.

$25,000.00

Killarney, MB March 17, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

7/8 Purebred Bulls Black Percentage Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Unregistered Black Bull Bull Sale Total Commercial Black Heifers Black Purebred Heifers Purebred Heifers Heifer Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

1 3 11 7 14 1 37 9 8 6 23

$4,900.00 $12,250.00 $58,750.00 $32,050.00 $72,900.00 $6,000.00 $186,850.00 $14,400.00 $15,500.00 $13,600.00 $43,500.00

$4,900.00 $4,083.00 $5,341.00 $4,579.00 $5,207.00 $6,000.00 $5,050.03 $1,600.00 $1,938.00 $2,267.00 $1,891.57

Transcon’s Premium Beef Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March 18, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Red Purebred Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

7 21 26 54

$43,250.00 $104,200.00 $128,950.00 $276,400.00

$6,179.00 $4,962.00 $4,960.00 $5,119.00

Lot 75 - SBSF Ranch Hand 13G $13,000.00 S: Sunville Copper DS: IPU Romano 90X Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals/McColl Simmentals Buyer: Rich-Mc Simmentals

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Lot 1 - Kuntz Vortex 60G $9,000.00 S: IPU 402T Esposito 126D DS: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Heath Whittaker Lot 64 - SAJ Bentley 4G $9,000.00 S: LHVS Man Crush 57E DS: JNR Carbon Consignor: SAJ Simmentals Buyer: Borderline Land & Cattle

Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 43 - McIntosh Heritage 19G $16,000.00 S: McIntosh Formidable 26D DS: MRL Red Force 12U Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Red Willow Ranch & Diamond K Cattle Co.Ltd.

High Selling Lots

Lot 10 - Silver Lake Gold Digger 20G S: LFE Style 363B DS: NCB Cobra 47Y Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Springer Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 33 - Jonesys Mr Emblem 31G S: Scissors Emblem 76E DS: TRAXS Rushmore X103 Consignor: Gordon Jones Simmentals Buyer: Hebert Livestock Ventures

$7,800.00

Lot 33 - DMJ MR 10G S: MRL Western Force 251B DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Johns/Workman Simmentals Buyer: McRuer Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 54 - SRH Gladiator 10G S: Rust Bull 15D DS: R Plus Hard Rock 145X Consignor: Handford Simmentals Buyer: Swantewitt Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 55 - SRH Gamer 11G S: Rust Bull 15D DS: SRH Eclipse 80Z Consignor: Handford Simmentals Buyer: Snowflake Creek Ranch

$8,000.00

Lot 73 - SBSF Grand Slam 15G $7,750.00 S: CMS Sochi 307A DS: KOP Crosbyson 89Z Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals/McColl Simmentals Buyer: Stacey Bell


ADAIR RANCH 335F S: TNT BOOTJACK D477 DS: WFL IDENTITY 23X SOLD FOR $10,750 TO DIAMOND K CATTLE CO & CZECH MATE LIVESTOCK

ADAIR RANCH 616F S: TNT MOONLIGHT A328 DS: WS PRIME BEEF Z8 SOLD FOR $9,000 TO DEEG SIMMENTALS

ADAIR RANCH 448F S: TNT BOOTJACK D477 DS: LWC CROSBY 232Y SOLD FOR $10,000 TO COLIN KROETSCH

ADAIR RANCH 881F S: TNT BOOTJACK D477 DS: KLC LAST MOVE 25R SOLD FOR $8,900 TO MORLOCK FARMS

ADAIR RANCH 460F S: TNT BOOTJACK D477 DS: TNT FIRE IT UP Y365 SOLD FOR $9,750 TO MORLOCK FARMS

ADAIR RANCH 225F S: TNT BOOTJACK D477 DS: MRL RED FORCE 12U SOLD FOR $7,800 TO KEITH & LYNN BARNES & ANCHOR J ENTERPRISES

50 BULLS AVERAGED $5,073

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KEN, TREENA & HEIDI ADAIR

BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR

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H: 403-578-2095 Box 1, Brownfield, AB T0C 0R0

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Ter-Ron Farms Bull & Select Female Sale Forestburg, AB March 19, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls 5 Simmental Two Year Old Bulls 1 Angus Yearling Bulls 38.5 Angus Two Year Old Bulls 3 Open Heifers 18 Sale Total 65.5

Gross

Average

$24,500.00 $3,500.00 $283,500.00 $16,000.00 $54,150.00 $381,650.00

$4,900.00 $3,500.00 $7,364.00 $5,333.00 $3,008.00 $5,827.00

High Selling Simmental Lots Lot 903G - Ter-Ron Rio 903G S: Rust Rio Grande 7022 ET DS: Skors Vision 138C Consigner: Ter-Ron Farms Buyer: Walsh Farms

Inglis, MB March 20, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

Purebred Simmental Bulls 5 Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 3 Charolais Yearling Bulls 39 Charolais Two Year Old Bulls 2 Simmental Heifers 14 Sale Total 63

Gross

Average

$29,000.00 $19,750.00 $265,000.00 $11,000.00 $36,550.00 $361,300.00

$5,800.00 $6,583.00 $6,795.00 $5,500.00 $2,611.00 $5,735.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls Lot 48 - EGC Golden Rule 38G S: Sunville Driller DS: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Scott Liskie

$6,750.00

KT/Harvie Crest Bull Sale

Olds, AB March 21, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

36 36

$178,350.00 $178,350.00

$4,954.00 $4,954.00

Lot 21 - KT El Paso 9204G $14,250.00 S: Rust Rio Grande 7022 ET DS: Mader Walk This Way 224B Consignor: KT Ranches Buyer: Hay Valley Ranches & Ultra Livestock

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$5,750.00

Lot 929G - Ter-Ron Acclaim 929G S: Wheatland Bull 7134E DS: RF Double Up 37W Consigner: Ter-Ron Farms Buyer: Ellwood Farms Ltd.

$4,500.00

$7,000.00

High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 912G - Ter-Ron Rio 912G S: Rust Rio Grande 7022 ET DS: RF Double Up 37W Consigner: Ter-Ron Farms Buyer: Brad & Kate Brenchley

Lot 46 - EGC Giovanni 9G S: Sunville Driller DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Barry & Renee Kalisnki

$6,500.00

Lot 47 - EGC Good To Go 68G S: Sunville Driller DS: TWN Xtreme 2X Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: M & J Farms

$6,500.00

High Selling Simmental Heifers Lot 62 - EGC Driller 74G S: Sunville Driller DS: Rust Bull 66Z Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Bert’s NR Simmentals

$3,750.00

Lot 65 - EGC Driller 17G S: Sunville Driller DS: EGC Moneystripe 82A Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Hidden Hollow Farms

$3,300.00

Lot 1 - KT Bounty Hunter 9049G S: WLB Bounty Hunger 365C DS: Mader Walk This Way 224B Consignor: KT Ranches Buyer: Wheatland Colony

$10,000.00

Lot 3 - Harviecrest Loaded 4Bear 9099G S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Buyer: Percyview Farms Ltd.

$8,000.00

Lot 4 - Harviecrest Ambush 9093G S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Buyer: Severson Land & Cattle

$7,750.00

Lot 27 - KT Red Italian 115G S: KWA Red Italian 122E DS: R Plus Reload 2006Z Consignor: KT Ranches Buyer: Ten Bar Cattle Co.

$7,000.00


Sale Results 28 Simmental Bulls: Averaged: $5,005.00 6 Angus Bulls: Averaged: $4,583.00 LOT 10 - FGAF Bandidos 060G

34 Bulls Grossed: $167,638.00

LOT 30 - FGAF Compax 102F

Sire: Sibelle Dirty Harry Sold to S/M Fleckvieh for $10,600.00

Sire: Anchor D Raptor Sold to James Creek Simmental for $9,000.00

LOT 1 - FGAF Database 016G

Sire: Anchor D Raptor Sold to Claude Lemay for $7,000.00

LOT 11 - FGAF Polemic 046G

Sire: Virginia Precision Sold to Mark Land and Cattle & 619 Land and Cattle Ltd. for $9,500.00

LOT 41- FGAF Gabriel 908G

Sire: Town N Country Boston 10D Sold to Ferme Complementerre $7,000.00

Save the Date! Ferme Gagnon Inc. and Guests 23rd Annual Production Sale Saturday, September 26, 2020 In Collaboration with The Eastern Harvest Sale

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Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March 23, 2020 Auctioneers: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Fullblood Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

Lots 8 8 11 3 30

Gross

Average

$150,250.00

$5,350.00 $4,768.00 $6,638.00 $4,167.00 $5,008.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 36 - MCR Gabe 6E 156G S: Oakview Edgar 25E DS: WS Beef Maker R13 Consignor: McRuer Simmentals Buyer: Maxell Simmental

$15,500.00

WLB Livestock Beef Bull Sale

Douglas, MB March 24, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Red Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

20 23 43

$173,250.00 $111,400.00 $284,650.00

$8,663.00 $4,843.00 $6,620.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 43 - WLB Bull 52E 456G $52,500.00 S: Mar Mac Utah Whisky 52E DS: Sunny Valley Force 47Y Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Labatte Simmentals, Oberle Bros. and Canadian Sires

Anchor B/Anchorage 19th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK March 26, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Limousin Bulls Angus Heifers Limousin Heifers Sale Total

4 11 18 5 2 40

$30,250.00 $55,250.00 $144,250.00 $20,000.00 $6,500.00 $256,250.00

$7,563.00 $5,023.00 $8,014.00 $4,000.00 $3,250.00 $6,406.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 41 - Anchorage Commodity 8207 S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Anchorage Farms Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals 56

$11,000.00

Lot 56 - Mountain Boyz Blue S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: PWK Wise Guy 29X Consignor: Mountain Boyz Simmentals Buyer: Perkin Land & Cattle

$12,500.00

Lot 40 - JDMS Grady 218A 97G S: Rendezvous Max 450E DS: Afri-Can Jimsu 1 Consignor: McRuer Simmentals Buyer: Roy Benson

$7,250.00

Lot 57 - Mountain Boyz Guerrero S: FGAG Guerrero 810Y DS: Anchor D Gunner 60Z Consignor: Mountain Boyz Simmentals Buyer: Vertical Edge Genetics

$7,000.00

Lot 3 - Big Hills Dude 477G S: Crossroad Polled Future DS: KOP Maximus 151Y Consignor: Big Hills Simmentals Buyer: C & T Reynolds Farms

$6,000.00

Lot 53 - WLB Bull 42Z 485G S: Erixon Game On 42Z DS: MRL EL Tigre 52Z Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Landen Poyser

$14,000.00

Lot 49 - WLB Bull 52E 542G S: Mar Mac Utah Whisky 52E DS: Erixon Game On 42Z Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Corey Desrochers

$8,750.00

Lot 39 - WLB Bull 3011C 466G S: LFE Blockbuster 3011C 385G DS: Wheatland Bull 462P Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Miller Ranches

$8,500.00

Lot 48 - WLB Bull 52E 540G S: Mar Mac Utah Whisky 52E DS: Erixon Game On 42Z Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Inc.

$8,500.00

Lot 43 - Anchorage Maternal Made 8217 S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: LFE The Dark Night 350U Consignor: Anchorage Farms Buyer: Bangsund Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 42 - Anchorage Clubber 8214 S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: LFE The Dark Night 350U Consignor: Anchorage Farms Buyer: Dwayne Jackson

$7,250.00


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Lot 60 - CHSF 32E Forward 7G $10,000.00 S: Bar-RZ 37C Everest 32E DS: NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET Consignor: Chestermere Stock Farm Buyer: Alta Cedar Farms

Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale

Innisfail, AB March 26, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Polled Hereford Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

21 5 20 9 6 61

$126,750.00 $25,650.00 $118,900.00 $48,600.00 $34,500.00 $354,400.00

$6,036.00 $5,130.00 $5,945.00 $5,400.00 $5,750.00 $5,810.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 19 - Skywest Gridiron S: Kuntz Duramax 12D DS: Rafte 4T Ranger 6Z Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: Leewood Ranch

$11,500.00

Perrot/Come As U R 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale DV Auctions March 27, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Simmental Heifers Angus Heifers Sale Total

13 28 3 6 50

$85,250.00 $145,250.00 $11,500.00 $30,250.00 $272,250.00

$6,558.00 $5,188.00 $3,833.00 $5,042.00 $5,445.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 25 - Come As U R 36G S: W/C Bankroll 811D DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Lacombe Research Center

$10,000.00

Yorkton, SK March 29, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Lots

Simmental Bulls Gelbvieh Bulls Charolais Bulls Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total

29 13 37 9 12 100

High Selling Lots

Lot 42 - Fairview Overtime 112G S: Fairview Payroll 19D DS: Double Bar D Legend 87W Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Trevor Robb 58

Lot 20 - Skywest Grand Slam $9,500.00 S: Kuntz Duramax 12D DS: Great Guns Ramses 1X Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: H.A. Smith Lot 22 - Skywest Gangester $9,500.00 S: Kuntz Duramax 12D DS: Great Guns TX Guns 124X Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: Green Glake Farms Lot 15 - Oh Kay Gibson 73G S: Tymarc Digger 416D Consignor: Oh Kay Farms Buyer: V.V. Colony Farming

$9,500.00 DS: Tymarc Jep 85Z

Lot 23 - Come As U R Top Game 8G $9,500.00 S: Come As U R Red Classic 24E DS: IPU Red Western 49X Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Bill Seymour Lot 24 - KKBS 43G $8,500.00 S: Millington Brisk 7005 DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Mar Mac Farms Lot 32 - Come As U R 1G $8,500.00 S: Hart State Of War 056C DS: MRL Warrior 19B Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. Lot 27 - Come As U R 28G $6,750.00 S: Kuntz Sheri 8A DS: MRL Heritage 131U Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Fabien Frecon Lot 31 - Come As U R 19G $6,750.00 S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: MRL 130Y Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Matthew Scott

The Best of the Breeds 16th Annual Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 30 - Red Top Gretzky 41G $9,750.00 S: Skors Bootlegger 102D DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Red Top Livestock Buyer: JPR Farms

Gross

Average

$185,200.00 $71,050.00 $181,800.00 $39,400.00 $48,150.00 $525,600.00

$6,386.21 $5,465.38 $4,913.51 $4,377.78 $3,703.85 $5,256.00

$11,000.00

Lot 66 - Fairview Mastermind 92G S: WFL Absolute 51Y DS: Fairview Zeus 57Z Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Keith & Jodi Blight

$10,250.00

Lot 59 - Fairview Capone 110G S: Fairview Philosophy 99E DS: SBSF Cherokee 5C Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Czech V7 Ranches

$10,000.00

Lot 48 - Fairview Godfather 16G S: Fairview Philosophy 99E DS: Double Bar D Legend 87W Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: K3 Ag.

$8,500.00

Lot 60 - Fairview Scorpion 40G S: MRL Sleep Easy 140D DS: Erixon Grand Prix 125A Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Brian Blight

$7,500.00


Lot 9 - Scissors Golden Boy 3G S: Scissors Kosmos Pride 8S Buyer: Crossroads Farms , Shell Lake, SK for $11,500.00

Lot 2 - Scissors Grandslam 40G S: SVS Platinum 419B Buyer: Flying TL Simmentals, Earl Grey, SK for $9,500.00

Lot 44 - Swan Lake Powerline 104F S: Erixon Magnum 69D Buyer: R-Plus Simmentals, Estevan, SK for $8,500.00

Lot 22 - Prairie Wind Patriot 4G S: Wheatland Bull 7100E Buyer: Tableland Cattle Co., Estevan, SK for $8,250.00

Lot 20 - Prairie Wind Jury 40G S: Double Bar D Lawmaker 425E Buyer: Diamond R Stock Farm, Wawota, SK for $7,750.00

Brehaut Bros. Calvin Mantell Craig Weichel Cramer Farms Crossroad Farms Daryl Savage David Moffatt David Urschel Diamond R Stock Farm Douglas Murphy Drew Parks Floyd Peterson Flying TL Simmentals Glen Erhardt Golden Prairie Enterprises Ltd. Greenbank Acres Harvie Hextall James & Rosanne Perras John Wilson K-5 River Ranch Kristina Nesbitt Leach Lake Feeders Ltd. Lee Boardman Lee Petersen Lorne Derkachenko Mike Winnichyn Murray Wyatt Osiowy Farms Inc. Paul Bickerton Qu Appelle Appoloosa Ranch Richard Delmaire Rockhill Brangu R-Plus SimmentalsScott Liske T + T Caswell Farm Ltd. Tableland Cattle Co. Vincent Boisvert Wade Joorisity Wesley Neb Wolfe Hill Cattle Co. Woodland Ranch Wright Livestock

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High Seller Wheatland Man O’ War 907G

One of the very best that called Bienfait home Sold to Double Bar D Farms

for $317,500

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We couldn’t Do It Without...

You! To say thank you is not enough...

To all our customers who have supported our program in the past and present, we look forward to making new lasting friendships. Arrow Creek Simmentals Bangsund Farms Bar R Ranch Bar T Ranch Barry Wiens Bembridge Farms Bonchuk Farms Brandon Koenig Broomer Simmentals Brown Acres Ltd. C Bar Ranch Chell Doud Chris Patenau Clarke Family Farm Inc. Colin Lapant Dana Falman Dieter Ruchs Double Bar D Farms Dustin Flaman Dusty Rose Cattle Co. East Poplar Simmentals Eric Buyer

Wheatland 

Floyd Persson French Market Stock Gordon & Sandy Gerrard Gould Ranch Greenwood Farms Hannah Simmentals Hay Valley Ranch Healey Simmentals High Bluff Stock Farm Jason Mullins Farms JP Cattle Co. Kearns Cattle Co. Kesha Flemer Kettle Creek Lawnview Simmentals LC Ranch Longview Angus Malchuk Farms Maple Lake Stock Farms Miles Petersen MJT Cattle Co. Morgan Siguardson

Nelson Family Farms Northern Light Simmentals Percyview Farms Ltd. Reese Family Farms Ltd. Ridgeline Cattle Rocky Coulee Ranch Rowser Angus/Simmentals Rusylvia Cattle Co. Scott McLean Silver Creek Simmentals Silver Tip Speckle Parks Slade Mutton Stellar Farms Steve Fallgatter Stewart Cattle Co. Sunville Simmentals Tableland Cattle Co. W2 Farms Wendy Erdman Wild Rose Cattle Co. Yardley Cattle Co. Zuchkan Farms

Truly blessed to live out our passion

as a family

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The 25th Annual Advantage Simmental & Charolais Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK April 4, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Percentage Bull 1 Purebred Simmental Bulls 35 Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 4 Fullblood Simmental Bulls 24 Two Year Old Simmental Bulls 3 Two Year Old Charolais Bulls 8 Two Year Old Black Simmental Bulls 2 Open Simmental Heifers 9 Sale Total 86

Gross

Average

$4,500.00 $192,100.00 $25,000.00 $135,400.00 $19,500.00 $46,650.00 $10,000.00 $26,950.00 $460,100.00

$4,500.00 $5,488.00 $6,250.00 $5,642.00 $6,500.00 $5,831.00 $5,000.00 $2,994.00 $5,350.00

Best Bet Bull Sale

Williams Lake, BC April 4, 2020 Auctioneers: Wayne Pincott, Wayne Jordan, Larry Jordan

Sale Summary Red Simmental Bulls Black Simmental Bulls Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

25 23 16 17 81

$178,500.00 $147,750.00 $85,250.00 $80,450.00 $491,950.00

$7,140.00 $6,424.00 $5,328.00 $4,732.00 $6,073.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Mitchells Bootlegger 183G S: LRX 116D DS: MBJ 101B Consignor: Mitchell Cattle Co. Buyer: Floyd & Julie Bohnet

$9,250.00

Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB April 13, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls 13 Simmental Two Year Old Bulls 5 Gelbvieh Two Year Old Bulls 5.5 Charolais Yearling Bulls 13 Charolais Two Year Old Bulls 4 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 6 Bull Sale Total 46.5 Simmental Heifer Calves 15 Heifer Sale Total 15

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Lot 40 - Boon’s Wolfwillow 31G S: Lazy Bar-B Bootie 46C DS: KOP Crosbyson 3Z Consignor: Lazy Bar B Simmentals Buyer: Delight Simmental

$9,000.00

Lot 48 - Keet’s Geyser 42G S: NUG Rewind 22C DS: APLX Envoy 2Y Consignor: Keet Simmentals Buyer: 3J Simmentals

$8,750.00

Lot 1 - Double G Freelance 62F S: MRL Boot Jack 81B DS: Beech Bros X-Factor 910X Consignor: Double G Simmentals Buyer: Jason Lasota

$8,250.00

Lot 71 - SSS Genesis Silverado 1G S: FGAF Passport 125B DS: Gibby’s Real Deal 25T Consignor: Suter Silverado Simmentals Buyer: Eagle-Ridge Simmentals

$8,250.00

Lot 14 - Mitchells Revelstock 77G S: BOBE 12C DS: Hwy 5 Redliner 42R Consignor: Mitchell Cattle Co. Buyer: Pooles Arrow Ranch

$9,250.00

Lot 33 - Mitchells Blk Zed 156G S: KAG 40E DS: ACS 965W Consignor: Mitchell Cattle Co. Buyer: Wayne & Jacki Van Sickle

$9,250.00

Lot 57 - Red Mitchells Galaxy 135G S: LUO 142E DS: LCF 20B Consignor: Mitchell Cattle Co. Buyer: Linda Macham

$9,000.00

Lot 94G - Crosby Chinook 94G S: Burnett Chinook 5D DS: JL GILS Answer 2008 Consignor: Crosby Cattle Buyer: Kevin Husband

$6,750.00

High Selling Lots

Cattle Capital Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$59,250.00 $25,800.00 $28,600.00 $55,400.00 $16,900.00 $26,000.00 $211,950.00 $37,200.00 $37,200.00

$4,557.69 $5,160.00 $5,200.00 $4,261.54 $4,225.00 $4,333.33 $4,558.06 $2,480.00 $2,480.00

Lot 19 - Sunville Flint 73F S: FGAF Agreement 030D DS: Beech Bros Booster 52Y Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$7,800.00

Lot 17 - Sunville Fernando 51F S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: JNR’S Philosophy Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: RM Morgan Farms Ltd.

$7,000.00

Lot 20 - Antrim Firecracker 6F S: Black Gold Taqa 124D DS: Sunny Valley Dakota 9Z Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: B&M Morgan Farms Ltd.

$7,000.00

Lot 1 - Sunville Driller 5G S: Sunville Driller DS: CMS Tradmark 756T Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Curtis Zdan

$6,300.00


Kulyk

RUK GUNNER 3G

S I M M E N TA L S B U L L SAL E

Lot 2

$11000 Double Bar D Baxter 606Z x DS Anchor D Rawlins 16R

Buyer: Robb Land & Cattle, Harmel Farms Inc.

RUK FAIRMONT 139F

Thank you to our 2020 Buyers & Bidders!

We are grateful to our customers who support us every year! RUK GRAHAM 7G

Lot 1

Lot 4

$8250 Double Bar D Jagger 84Z x DS SU Rocky 223R

Buyer: Ryan Welter

$6750 Double Bar D Baxter 606Z x DS SR Rocky 223R

Buyer: Marvin Garnier

RUK GREAT ONE 99G

RUK GAMBLER 80G

Lot 22

Lot 20

$7500 Double Bar D Jagger 84Z x DS ALLM Colossal 25U

Buyer: Whitewood Ranch

Sale Summary: 24 Lots  $116,250 Gross  $4,843 Average

KULYK SIMMENTALS RR #1, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3

Richard Kulyk

res. 306.445.5545 cell: 306.441.9238 rkulyk@sasktel.net

www.kulyksimmentals.ca

$6250 Double Bar D Jagger 84Z x DS PRL Porter House Regent

Buyer: Robert Garnier

2020 BUYERS

Robb Land & Cattle Harmel Farms Zachary Yaceyko (2 bulls) Ryan Welter Whitewood Ranch Marvin Garnier * Robert Garnier * Brandon Hofer Jordan Bergheim Mack Lawson Jerry Isaac*

Burton Friesen Russel Waskiewch* Dennis Kardash* Y Coulee* Ernie Dempsey* Wayne Fleming* Darby Zur Brian Pashulka* Conner Wiebe Rodney Reid *previous buyer

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ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

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Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

ryan_gylander@hotmail.com

1.780.621.2737

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Industry and Member Services Representative

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Keep ahead

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of your competition!

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Lee (306) 928-4820 Fax (306) 928-2143 The Stamp Of Quality Simmental Genetics For Over 40 Years

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ow! What a great bull sale season this has been for Simmental breeders. From start to finish, demand for Simmental bulls has been better than any breed in Canada. I watch them all and keep up to date with the marketplace for all beef genetics, and I believe cattlemen selling Simmental bulls have had as good of run again this season as anyone. That includes the elite top end, middle, bottom price range, as well as the tally for volume of bulls sold too. Read through this issue to see the firms’ ads displaying results they received in their bull sales, and I am sure you will be impressed. These seedstock suppliers have a great product, attracted lots of registered breeder business plus commercial cattleman participation, and now are showcasing their results. With page after page of these admirable results, everyone reading this issue just can’t help but be pumped up with confidence for the Simmental breed, and be proud to be a part of it. Congratulations to all for a job well done. I would predict these positive results again should lay the groundwork for established breeders and new ones alike to be excited to expand and intensify their own herds in the year ahead. That’s part of our aim with this issue – giving breeders a venue to show the power and strength of the breed and to help propel an on-going positive attitude among the current members, as well as those just itching to also be part of it in the future.

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ABC Cattle Co. ........................................................70 Adair Ranch........................................................53, 66 Alameda Agencies Ltd. ............................................75 Alliance Simmental Farms........................................72 Alta Genetics............................................................76 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals.........................66, OBC Applecross Cattle.....................................................66 Artisan Beef Farms...................................................72 Artisan Farms...........................................................75 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. ..................................70 Aumack Simmentals.................................................70 Bar 5 Farms..............................................................72 Bar CL Livestock......................................................66 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals....................................66 Big Rock Simmentals...............................................66 Black River Farms....................................................72 Blacksand Cattle Company......................................72 Blue Mountains Farm...............................................72 Blushrose Simmental Farm......................................70 Bohrson Marketing Services.....................................76 Bonchuk Farms........................................................72 Boomer Creek Livestock..........................................73 Bouchard Livestock International.............................76 Boundary Ranch.................................................33, 70 Bova-Tech Ltd. .........................................................76 Bow Valley Genetics.................................................76 Brooksland Farms....................................................73 Brown, Grady............................................................75 Canadian Bull Congress...........................................75 Canadian Cattlemen ................................................76 Carey, Brent..............................................................75 Cattle Cures .............................................................75 Circle G Simmentals & Angus..................................66 City View Simmentals...............................................70 Clearwater Simmentals............................................66 Crocus Simmentals..................................................33 Crossroad Farms................................................37, 70 Czech-Mate Livestock..............................................66 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ..................76 Deeg Simmental.......................................................66 Destiny Simmentals..................................................73 Diamond T Simmentals............................................66 DJ Farms..................................................................73 Don Heggie Simmentals...........................................66 Donovandale Farms.................................................73 Dora Lee Genetics....................................................73 Dorran Marketing Inc. ..............................................75 Dorran, Steve...........................................................75 Double Bar D Farms.........................................IFC, 70 Double G Simmentals...............................................70 Downey Farms.........................................................72 Dunc’s Cattle Co. .....................................................73 Dwayann Simmentals...............................................73 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..........................................67 East Poplar Simmentals...........................................70 Edge, Dean...............................................................75 EDN Simmentals......................................................70 Elm Tree Farms........................................................73 Erixon Simmentals....................................................70 Fallen Timber Farms................................................66 Ferme Davenor Farm...............................................74 Ferme Gagnon Inc. ............................................55, 74

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First Class Cattle Marketing.....................................76 Foley Simmentals.....................................................73 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ..........................................76 GJR Simmentals.......................................................70 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ..............................75 Gravandale Simmentals...........................................73 Grinalta Farms..........................................................67 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. ....................................................76 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. .................................................67 Hannah Simmentals.................................................67 Harvie Ranching.......................................................67 High Bluff Stock Farm...............................................72 High Country Cattle Services...................................67 Hi-Tech Farms..........................................................73 Hoegl Livestock........................................................70 Indian River Cattle Co. ............................................73 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. .....................76 Janzen Ranches.......................................................67 Jetstream Livestock..................................................73 JNR Farms...............................................................67 Keato Meadow Simmentals......................................67 Kin Kin Cattle Co. ....................................................67 Kulyk Simmentals.....................................................63 Kuntz Simmental Farm.............................................71 Kuzio Farms.............................................................41 Labatte Simmentals..................................................71 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............................................71 Lazy S Ranch Inc. ...................................................67 Leewood Ranch........................................................41 Lewis Farms.......................................................39, 67 Little Willow Creek Ranch.........................................71 Lobster Point Farms.................................................74 Lone Stone Farms....................................................67 M & J Farms.............................................................72 M & R Cattle Co. ......................................................67 MacKenzie Cattle Company.....................................67 Mader Ranches........................................................67 Mar Mac Farms........................................................72 Masterfeeds .............................................................75 Maxwell Simmentals...........................................35, 68 McCormack Family Ranch.......................................71 MCG Simmentals.....................................................68 McIntosh Livestock...................................................71 McManus Simmentals..............................................72 McMillen Ranching Ltd. .....................................45, 71 Meadow Acres Farms...............................................71 MI Simmentals..........................................................68 Mitchell Cattle Co. ...................................................66 Nolara Farms............................................................68 North Creek Simmentals..........................................71 North Hill Simmentals...............................................68 O Double E Simmentals...........................................68 Oakview Simmentals................................................57 Oberg, Don...............................................................75 O’Brien Farms..........................................................73 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group............................68 Oslanski Simmental Farms.......................................68 Parkhill Ranches.......................................................68 Pearson Farms.........................................................68 Perkin Land & Cattle Co. .........................................57 Pheasantdale Cattle Co. ..........................................71 Phillips Farms Simmentals.......................................74

Pine Creek Simmentals............................................68 Porter Ranches.........................................................68 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. ...........................................59 Rancier Farms....................................................35, 68 RDG Simmentals......................................................68 Rehorst Farms Ltd. ..................................................73 Ririe Simmentals......................................................68 River Point Cattle Co. ..............................................73 Riverbank Farms......................................................72 Robb Farms..............................................................71 Robson Acres...........................................................74 Rosebud Simmentals...............................................68 Rust Mountain View Ranch......................................74 SAJ Simmentals.......................................................71 Scissors Creek Cattle Company...............................59 Seven-M Livestock...................................................69 Silver Smith Farms Ltd. ...........................................69 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.............................69 Skeels, Dan..............................................................75 SKOR Simmentals....................................................69 Southpaw Cattle Company.......................................69 Spring Creek Simmentals...................................49, 71 Spring Lake Simmentals.....................................43, 69 Starwest Farms........................................................69 Steen Agencies Inc. .................................................75 Stewart Simmentals..................................................74 Stock, Mark...............................................................75 Stone Simmentals....................................................69 Storebo Farm............................................................71 Sullivan Simmentals.................................................74 Sully’s Farm..............................................................74 Sun Rise Simmentals.........................................59, 71 Sunny Valley Simmentals...................................31, 72 Swan Lake Farms...............................................59, 72 Swantewitt Simmentals............................................69 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. ................................49, 59, 76 The Register.............................................................74 Timberlind Auctions..................................................75 Todd Simmentals......................................................74 Transcon Livestock Corp..................................76, IBC Triple R Simmentals.................................................57 Triple Rose Simmentals...........................................74 Tryon Simmentals.....................................................74 TSN Livestock..........................................................72 Tymarc Livestock......................................................69 Verleysen Farms.......................................................69 Virginia Ranch..........................................................69 W2 Farms.................................................................72 W2 Land & Cattle.....................................................69 Weldehaven Farms..................................................74 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company..............................69 Westway Farms Ltd. ................................................69 Wheatland Cattle Co. ........................................60, 61 Windy Knoll Farm.....................................................74 WJ Simmentals...................................................47, 69 Wolfe Farms.............................................................70 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh......................................................70 Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds...........................................73 XRC Simmentals......................................................72 X-T Simmentals........................................................33


spring 2020 Publication Information...................................................2

Manitoba Simmental Association............................. 23

From The Gate Post (English)........................................4

Ontario Simmental Association................................. 24

Vet’s Advice..........................................................................5

Quebec Simmental Association................................ 25

Breed Improvement (English)........................................6

Maritime Simmental Association.............................. 26

YCSA Story............................................................................8

2020 YCSA National Classic........................................ 27

From The Gate Post (French)...................................... 10

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation.............28

CSA Convention 2020................................................... 12

FCSF Bursary Winners.................................................... 29

Breed Improvement (French)..................................... 14

2020 Sale Reports........................................................... 30

CBBC News Release....................................................... 16

Simmental on the Move............................................... 77

CCA Article......................................................................... 17

Advertiser’s Index............................................................ 78

CSA 2020 Board of Directors Election.................... 18

CSA Contacts.................................................................... 79

Member Announcements............................................ 21

What’s Happening.......................................................... 80

Saskatchewan Simmental Association.................... 22

#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 marmacfarms1@gmail.com

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 mrlbulls@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

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

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

CSA Staff

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd Field Person Member Services Manager: P: (403) 250-7979 Dwayne Martin Ashton Colvin 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 albertasimmental@gmail.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 Tracy Wilcox Administrative Assistant President Rae-Lee Erickson Treherne, MB rerickson@simmental.com (201) 723-2386 YCSA Coordinator (204) 723-0029 Kelsey Manske pwilcox@mymts.net P: (306) 291-7086 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick kmanske@simmental.com P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

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What’s Happening May May 2 May 7-9

Rust Mountain View Ranch Spring Bull Sale Mercer, ND 1st Annual “Get Back To Grass” Production Sale – Online Henderson, TX

July July 1 July 2 - 5 July 6 - 10 July 16 - 19 July 17-19 July 22 - 26 July 23 - 26 July 25 July 28 - 30

“Herd Book” 2020 Issue Advertising Deadline Quebec Junior Beef Show Cookshire, QC Summer Synergy 2020 Olds, AB Alberta Wild Rose Classic Stettler, AB Ontario Trillium Classic Lindsay, Ontario YCSA National Classic Portage La Prairie, MB CSA Convention CSA AGM CSA Banquet FCSF Auction Portage La Prairie, MB Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Prince Albert, SK

August Aug. 1

September 2020 “Commercial Country” Issue Advertising Booking Deadline

September Sep. 10 -13 Sep. 12 Sep. 15 Sep. 26 Sep. 26 Sep. 26 - 27

2020 LMAC Convention Canadian Livestock Auctioneering Championship Brandon/Virden, MB Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Hanover, ON October/November 2020 Simmental Country Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Ferme Gagnon & Guests 23rd Annual Simmental Production Sale Cheneville, QC Eastern Harvest Simmental Heifer Sale Cheneville, QC Maritime YCSA Classic Windsor, NS

oCTOBER Oct. 2 - 4 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 10

Olds Fall Classic Olds, AB Ontario Simmental Solution Sale Listowel, ON IRCC “Quality Control” Female Sale Indian River, ON Anchor D Influence Simmental Calf Sale Rimbey, AB Anchor D Influence Simmental Calf Sale Ponoka, AB Anchor D “Pasture Treasures” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Shades of Autumn Production & Prospect Sale Houston, BC

Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 - 31 Oct. 29

December “Winter” 2020 Simmental Country Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Stars of the Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON RPCC & Guests “Fall Gala” Production Sale Glencoe, ON Rust Mountain View Ranch “Queens of the Pasture” Production Sale Mercer, ND Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB 2020 Edition Mader Ranches Ladies Night Carstairs, AB

nOVEMBER Nov. 4 - 7 Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Lloydminster, SK Nov. 6 - 15 Royal Agriculture Winter Fair & Canadian National Simmental Show Toronto, ON Nov. 11 - 15 Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 40th Annual Sale Nov. 13 Cypress River, MB Nov. 18 Maple Lake Stock Farm Production Sale Hartney, MB Nov. 21 Futures One Online Simmental Sale :: Edition 11 DLMS.ca Nov. 25 Camrose Country Classic 8th Annual Sale Camrose, AB Canadian Western Agribition Nov. 30 - Dec. 5 Regina, SK

dECEMBER Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 13 Dec. 14 Dec. 14 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 22 Dec. 31

January 2021 “Commercial Country” Issue Advertising Booking Deadline “Agribition 50th Anniversary” Simmental Sale Regina, SK Keystone Konnection 41st Annual Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity VII” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Double Bar D “Sharing The Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK SimPower Bred Female Sale Olds, AB McMillen Ranching Ltd. “Herdbuilder 2020” Female Sale Carievale, SK Bonchuk Farms Female Sale Virden, MB Border City 3rd Annual Simmental Sale Lloydminster, SK Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull and Heifer Sale Lloydminster, SK Friday Night Lights 9th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB Stewart Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal Virden, MB Northern Light Simmentals & HBH Angus Production Sale Virden, MB New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume IX TBD

*Due to Covid-19 all dates are subject to change

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Ozark

Gibraltar

Chevelle

Yeti

Wasabi

Eight Ball

Anchor D Ozark 81G Wolfe Farms, AB & Silver Lake Farms, MB

Anchor D Yeti 201F Upper Half Way Simmentals, BC

Wolfe Farms, AB Silver Lake Farms, MB Stuart & Karen Shaw, AB Pam & Gene Riley, AB Jimmy Ford, AB Crystal Springs Ranch, BC Upper Half Way Simmentals, BC Keets Simmentals, SK Sagwich Land & Livestock, Oregon Ferrybank Colony, AB M & R Damen Farms Ltd., AB Arnold Daling, BC Chamberland Farms, AB CT Cattle Co., AB Sierra Ranch Co., AB Sturgeon River Stock Farms, AB Walt & Val Hedges, BC

Pasture Treasures Female Sale October 9, 2020

Anchor D Gibraltar 431G DJ Farms, ON

Anchor D Wasabi 410G Keets Simmentals, SK

Graff Simmentals, BC Kevin Olmstead, AB DJ Farms, ON Ricky Leger, AB Crooked Lake Livestock & Grain, AB Rob Riley, AB Colin Foster, AB Dunnings Acres, AB Danielle Chamberland, AB Tony Sanderson, AB Erskine Colony, AB Cody Jackson, AB Travis & Lynn Trask, BC Croft Creek Ranch, BC Peter & Cec Dykstra, AB Peter Fraser, AB Ockerman Simmentals, AB Morsan Farms, AB

Anchor D Chevalle 317G Javier Jauregui, Mexico

Anchor D Eight Ball 378G Soderglen Ranches, AB

South Peace Colony, BC Garry Katona, AB Grant Bailey, AB HMR Farms, AB Wally & Connie Quapp, AB Javier Jauregui, Mexico David & Jeremy Abt, AB John & Cathy Coers, AB Small Time Farms, AB Sandy Hill Simmentals, AB Lodge Pole Ranch, AB Sam Machonic, AB Jordan Livestock, AB Northway Farms, AB Wild Bronco Ranch, AB Steve Smigelski, AB Reszel Farms, AB Dennis Herman, AB

Wyatt Dahm, AB Elliott Simmentals, AB Allan Soderberg, AB Bill McNutt, AB Craigmyle Colony, AB Battrum Cattle Co., AB Kamlah Farms Ltd., AB Trevor & Doug Duke, AB Harry Krause, AB Trenson Farms Ltd., AB Randy & Shirley Ingram, AB Doug & Deb Skeels, AB Jet Dairy Farms, AB Schwengler Farms, AB Kent Issac, AB Soderglen Ranches, AB Kessler Livestock, AB

Dan, Karen, Mackenzie & Garren Skeels 403-843-4756 • 403-783-1217 Box 1638 - Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 anchordranch@misslink.ca

www.anchordranch.com

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