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Volume 40, Number 3

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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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2019 Canadian Simmental Convention

019 has approached the mid-way point and the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Convention in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec is just around the corner. During the convention, the CSA Annual General Meeting will be held to conduct the association’s business and reporting to the CSA membership. There have been some changes with the electoral system leading to the AGM with the CSA moving to a mail in ballot structure which replaced the old process that used proxies for those who were unable to attend the AGM and still wanted to vote. Our first time implementing this process went smoothly and was a success with 153 members voting, with a handful of ballots disqualified as spoiled. In the end CSA members voted 129 in favor of and 9 opposed to the proposed by-law change of parentage verifying all calves to be registered that are born as a result of Embryo Transplant procedures. This is well beyond the two-thirds majority required to pass and is now a requirement. In the election of the CSA Director from the region of Ontario, Shane Williams, East Garafraxa, Ontario was the successful candidate. He will join returning directors Marlin LeBlanc, Estevan, Saskatchewan and Roger Deeg, Strathmore, Alberta who were declared elected by acclamation, all three for three year terms to the CSA board. Marlin and Roger are currently CSA directors and their new terms as well as Shane’s will start following the 2019 CSA Annual General Meeting. The CSA would like to thank Larry Barkley and Tina Hiddink who allowed themselves to be nominated and were part of the election process with additional thanks to Larry for serving as a CSA director for the past three years. Larry continues to serve as a CSA director until the completion of the CSA AGM.

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Many favorable comments have been received on the new process as it allows each CSA member to know that their vote was counted as per their wishes which was not necessarily the case with the old proxy based process. One question that has risen from some CSA members is whether a change should be made towards allowing only members within a specific region to vote for the candidates in that region; rather than the entire CSA membership deciding. If you have an opinion as to how this process is currently structured please contact myself or any CSA director and make your thoughts known. Although the voting has been completed, we are anticipating good attendance for the CSA convention and the Quebec Simmental Association has an excellent schedule of events planned that will combine fellowship with Simmental breeders from across Canada with some of the culture and charm that Quebec has to offer. Tours lead off the activities followed by the Provincial President’s Meeting, as well as the CSA and Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) Annual General Meetings. The CSA banquet and FCSF auction are definitely highlights of the weekend and as usual the Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic show is on during the four days with the YCSA show on Sunday completing the series of events. We expect approximately 70 youth and 100 head of some of the best Simmental cattle in Canada to be in the barns so make plans to join us for a great time in “La Belle Province” while we conduct the business of the CSA and grow the Simmental enthusiasm.


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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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Heritability – It may seem difficult or impossible to ne of the most famous equations in genetics or animal change the heritability of a trait, however the ability to more breeding is: Rate of Genetic Change = Heritability x Selection Differential accurately select the trait accomplishes the goal of increased heritability. In other words, if we can remove more environmental Generation Interval While change is a point of contention amongst beef cattle effects, we know more about the genetic ones. There are several breeders, this equation becomes extremely important when we put tools to help with this, but key ones include data collection, it into context with our competition in the protein industry. This complete herd reporting and DNA testing. All of these processes includes pork, chicken and if you have been watching the news help us to more accurately separate the genetic influences from environmental ones. lately “Beyond Meat” (Peas and additives). Selection Differential – We all do this when we select When we think about genetic change, we hopefully are targeting genetic “improvement” as the change we are looking for. replacement heifers or herdsires. Embryo transfer and AI is Better rather than more. In order to keep pace with other protein another way to greatly increase the selection differential. Even if options we require some real pressure on the parts of the equation we use a sire within our own herd, owner’s use semen might allow us to vastly increase that sire’s influence in the cow herd, through we can change as breeders. Heritability – heritability is basically a number that increased matings. That increases our selection differential. describes how much of the variation we can see in a trait can be Another method is increasing the selection pressure on the attributed to genetics vs. how much is environmentally controlled. cowherd. Total herd reporting provides one of the useful tools to A trait such as horns is highly heritable and can be explained increase selection differential. Generation Interval – we like to think in beef cattle that we by a few simple genes, but traits such as carcass and growth are more complicated, involving more genes and environmental are doomed to a long generation interval, however we may bring interactions. Fertility and longevity have even more environmental this upon ourselves in some respects. Reducing the average age of influences on their expression and so are less heritable than growth the cow herd, increases our rate of genetic change by shortening or carcass. When we look at the rate of change we can make in a the generation interval. There are some new technologies (used trait it should not be surprising that it is easier to change colour, more in dairy) involving IVF Embryo transfer that can shave years or horn status than growth rate or carcass merit and even harder to off the generation interval of cattle production. While these may be a bit “out there” for many beef producers we need to keep in mind improve fertility traits. Selection Differential – selection differential is the that our competition often turns several generations a year. One amount of pressure we put on selecting the next generation of of our challenges is that in commercial production cow longevity parent stock. The ability to make progress is enhanced when we (sustained fertility) is a major profit driver, however direct selection put more pressure on the next generation. For example, selecting for longevity at the seedstock level greatly increases our generation one AI sire out of 10,000 head means that progress should be faster interval and reduces our potential impact on genetic change. This than if we were to use natural mating relying on the best 100 bulls is where new tools such as DNA testing have tremendous merit in out of the group of 10000. A good thought example for selection the seedstock side. The ability to garner information on longevity differential for those who may have tried to expand a cow herd at a young age allows us to turn generations more quickly yet still through retained heifers is to think about how many less than retain longevity for our customers. For commercial customers the optimal heifers or older cows you may have kept back in order best way to increase sustained fertility is to implement planned to grow numbers. The herd may have grown but the selection crossbreeding. No matter what we think about math, the breeding differential declined. Generation Interval – generation interval is simply equation gives a lot of food for thought. Whether we are how long it takes offspring to become parent stock. In beef cattle considering technologies and strategies to move the answer in this can be a long time and is one of our key disadvantages when the direction we choose, or we are picking our next sire, the most important parts of the equation are determining the changes we compared to other proteins. wish to achieve and the speed we want to achieve them at. Some Tilting the Equation in Our Favour… Rate of Genetic Change – The most powerful thing we of our goals may be contradictory to breeding improvements in can do with this part of the equation is to have an answer we are seedstock, with longevity perhaps being the best example. The working on. In other words, by having a goal we wish to move need to accurately pick the next generation is essential, and these towards we can ensure that our decisions and our pressure are are the tools that as a membership you work on through programs applied properly to change in the direction we wish to go. As such as THE, DNA collection and work with the IGS group on we add traits to our wish list, the pace of change will slow and enhancing the BOLT evaluation. As we move forward we need to ensure that we continue it becomes even more important to clearly define that goal. Our competition such as pigs and chickens have very clearly defined to work on this equation help customers of Simmental genetics carve out their place in the protein marketplace. breeding goals and we must as well.

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YCSA Alumni Story Scott Preston Profile:

YCSA Develops Skills That Serve a Lifetime There aren’t too many days that go by that Scott Preston can’t stop to consider some of the skills he learned during his years of involvement with the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) that are valuable tools he can use in his career in the banking industry and every day life. While education and life took him in a different career direction than being a full time farmer on the family beef and cropping operation at Hamiota, MB, about 85 km north of Brandon, Preston, now CIBC’s director of commercial and agricultural banking in Manitoba, based in Brandon, says those years as a member of YCSA have paid many dividends. “I probably didn’t appreciate it at the time but being involved in YCSA is an excellent training ground for so many leadership skills,” says Preston. “Learning to be comfortable with public speaking, standing in front of a mic, learning to work with other people, learning how to run a meeting and learning how to organize events, these are just some of the skills you carry with you through life.” Along with a busy career and a growing family, Preston still keeps connected to the farm. He owns some cropland that is custom farmed and his parents, Allan and Sharon Preston, still keep about 15 head of purebred Simmental cattle. It’s only about an hour drive for Preston to get back to home territory. “I had thought someday after university about being a full-time farmer but plans change,” says Preston. “The whole experience of growing up on the farm, being involved in the beef industry and the Simmental Association provided an excellent foundation for life.”

Started With 4-H

Born and raised on the family-owned Preston Stock Farms at Hamiota — a mixed farm with at one time about 70 head of purebred Simmental — Preston got his first exposure to the livestock show ring at age 10. When he was just 12 years old, Scott bought his first purebred Simmental heifer calf in 1988. Soon after, he joined the YCSA program and attended his

The Preston family, Scott and his wife Kristin with Will, 7 and Savannah, 4.

first YCSA shows a year later “I got to see at Brandon Ag EX and the Western Agribition in so much of Canadian Regina. this country He continued to be involved which was with the YCSA program for the next 10 years. With his just such dad on the National Canadian a great Simmental Association board, experience.” he attended his first national meeting in New Brunswick in 1990, competing in showmanship events. Over the next couple years he was involved with showing cattle at local shows and juggling time in a busy life that included high school, livestock and hockey. “I attended the Quebec City National Conference and joined the YCSA National Board in 1993 just as the YCSA program was being re-branded and relaunched,” says Preston. A year later as he graduated high school he also joined the board of the Manitoba YCSA program and served as provincial board chairperson for three years. Preston was involved in organizing the Manitoba YCSA Classic in 1994. In 1995 as a member of the National YCSA Board, he represented Canada at the American Junior Simmental Association Classic in Rochester, Minnesota and a few years later helped 9


organize the National YCSA Conference in Brandon in 1998. “I was very involved for a few years and learned a great deal,” says Preston. Part of the experience was learning about showing cattle and the livestock industry, but there were also other educational opportunities such as learning about public speaking, sales and marketing and event planning. “With every event I learned something that I could bring back and share with other YCSA members at the provincial and national level.” As he reached his early 20s, Preston began studies at the University of Manitoba requiring his involvement with the YCSA program to taper off. “My original plan was to get a Diploma in Agriculture and return to the family farm, or perhaps start a career nearby and be involved with the farm part-time,” says Preston. But the opportunity came along to join a bank as an agriculture account manager in Winnipeg in 2001. In 2006, he began studies toward his MBA and was later offered a sales management role with FCC in Brandon in 2007. “It was a promotion and also brought me to Brandon which was only about an hour from Hamiota,” he says. “It was much easier for me to get home to help out with the farm, which at that time was running about 70 head of Simmental cows.” He was married and completed his MBA in 2009. Discussions began and it was later decided to downsize the farming operation, which involved selling most of the cows. In 2011 Preston accepted his current post

with CIBC as Director of Commercial and Agriculture Banking. In 2019, in addition to this current role, he was appointed National Director of Agriculture for CIBC. A look back over his years with the YCSA program didn’t pinpoint a particular highlight, “there were many exceptional moments”, says Preston. “Probably what first stands out is just the people you meet and the friendships you make. It was just a great opportunity to network with so many people across the country and even in the U.S. Secondly, I would say it was the opportunity to see the country. Here I was just a teenager from Manitoba but I got to travel across most of the country visiting every province except B.C. and Newfoundland Labrador. I got to see so much of this country which was just such a great experience.” Growing up on the farm and his involvement with YCSA has served him well in his life and career. “Being involved in commercial and agricultural banking, my farm background enables me to better relate to many of the bank’s clients,” says Preston. “I have a good understanding of the challenges of the agricultural industry and can speak with confidence more specifically to the needs and issues of the beef industry.” “Perhaps in a broader sense, involvement through the YCSA program helps a young person develop a wide range of leadership skills from team work to effective communications that is something I can use every day.”

Scott Preston at Brandon Ag Ex in 1997 with no ordinary heifer. This heifer was reserve heifer calf champion at the Brandon show that year, but later grew into being an “extraordinary” cow. She was the first red factor female born on Preston Stock Farms and “she was easily the quietest cow we ever raised, she raised many high sellers including a $12,000 bull in 2004, she lived to see her 18th birthday and died of old age on the farm in 2015,” says Preston. Article by: Lee Hart Photos courtesy: Scott Preston

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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Convention 2019 de l’Association Simmental Canada

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n a franchi le milieu de l’année 2019 et la Convention 2019 de l’Association Simmental du Canada prévue à St-Hyacinthe au Québec approche à grand pas. L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle (AGA) de l’ASC aura lieu durant la Convention, et ce sera l’occasion de discuter des affaires de l’Association et de transmettre des rapports aux membres.En prévision de l’AGA, le système électoral a été modifié, alors qu’on est passé à un nouveau mode de scrutin par la poste, lequel remplace l’ancien système où il était possible de déléguer par procuration son vote à un autre membre, quand on ne pouvait pas assister à l’AGA. On a utilisé ce processus pour la première fois avec succès, alors que 153 membres ont voté, tandis que seul quelques bulletins de vote ont été disqualifiés car ils étaient endommagés. En fin de compte, un total de 129 membres de l’ASC a voté pour le projet de modification des règlements et 9 membres se sont opposés au changement exigeant que la parenté soit vérifiée chez tous les veaux nés par une procédure de transfert d’embryons. Ce résultat dépasse largement la majorité requisedes deux tiers et, par conséquent, ceci est maintenant une exigence. Au niveau des élections au poste d’administrateur de l’ASC pour la région de l’Ontario, Shane Williams d’East Garafraxa en Ontario est l’heureux élu. Il rejoindra alors pour un terme de trois ans les administrateurs Marlin Leblanc, d’Estevan en Saskatchewan, et Roger Deeg, de Strathmore en Alberta, lesquels furent élus par acclamation. Marlin et Roger sont présentement des administrateurs de l’ASC et leurs nouveaux termes de trois ans, ainsi que celui de Shane, débutera après l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de 2019. L’ASC désire remercier Larry Barkley et Tina Hiddink qui ont choisi de présenter leurs candidatures et de participer au processus électoral, avec des remerciements additionnels à Larry qui a servi à titre d’administrateur de l’ASC lors des trois dernières années. Larry demeure un administrateurde l’ASC jusqu’à la fin de l’AGA de l’ASC.

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On a reçu plusieurs commentaires positifs concernant ce nouveau processus électoral, car il assure chaque membre que son vote soit bien compté, selon sa volonté, ce qui n’était pas tout à fait la même chose avec l’ancien système de vote par procuration. Certains membres de l’ASC ont soulevé la question à savoir si on ne devrait pas apporter un changement, c’est-à-dire que seuls les membres d’une région donnée pourraient voter pour les candidats en liste dans leur région respective, au lieu que tous les membres de l’ASC puissent exprimer leurs votes. Si vous avez une opinion à exprimer quant au processus et à la structure actuelle, je vous invite à communiquer avec moi ou avec l’un des administrateurs afin de nous faire part de vos idées. Bien que les élections soient complétées, nous anticipons une bonne participation à la Convention de l’ASC, et l’Association Simmental du Québec a préparé un excellent programme d’activités, lequel rassemblera toute la communauté des éleveurs Simmental de partout au Canada avec toute la culture et le charme offerts au Québec. Le programme débutera par des visites, suivies de la rencontre des Présidents Provinciaux, de même que les réunions de la Fondation des amis des Simmental du Canada (FCSF), et de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle. Le Banquet de l’ASC et l’encan de la Fondation FCSF seront définitivement des faits saillants de la fin de semaine. De plus, comme d’habitude, la Classique Nationale des jeunes éleveurs Simmental du Canada (JESC) se déroulera sur les quatre jours, avec le Jugement des JESC qui clôturera la série d’activités le dimanche. Nous espérons accueillir environ 70 jeunes et une centaine de têtes des meilleurs bovins Simmental au Canada dans les étables. Faites vos plans et joignez-vous à nous pour passer du bon temps ensemble dans “La Belle Province”, alors qu’on parlera aussi des affaires de l’ASC et de la croissance future de la race Simmental.


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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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Sur quelle partie de l’équation travaillez-vous?

’équation probablement la plus connue en génétique animaleet dans le secteur de l’élevage est : Taux de progrès génétique = Héritabilité x Différentiel de sélection Intervalle entre les générations Bien que le changement soit souvent un sujet de désaccord parmi les éleveurs de bovins de boucherie, cette équation prend toute son importance lorsqu’on se compare avec notre compétition au sein de l’industrie des protéines. Ceux-ci incluent le porc, le poulet et, si vous avez suivi les actualités récentes, la « viande végétale » (des pois et d’autres substances ajoutées). Quand on fait référence au progrès génétique, nous considérons bien entendu “l’amélioration génétique” en termes de changement. En ce sens, on vise à obtenir mieux que davantage. En tant qu’éleveurs, si on veut suivre la compétition avec les autres sources de protéines, on doit mettre toute l’emphase possible sur les composantes de l’équation qu’on peut influencer. Héritabilité – l’héritabilité est fondamentalement un nombre nous indiquant quelle portion des variations observées est attribuable à la génétique, et quelle portion est plutôt sous le contrôle de l’environnement. Par exemple, un caractère tel que la présence ou non de cornes est fortement héritable, et il peut être expliqué par quelques gènes. Par contre, des caractères tels que les qualités de la carcasse et la croissance sont plus complexes et ils sont influencés par plusieurs gènes ainsi que par les effets de l’environnement. L’expression des caractères liés à la fertilité et à la longévité est sous l’influence d’un nombre encore plus grand de gènes, et ces caractères sont également moins héritables que la croissance et les qualités de la carcasse. Lorsqu’on considère le taux de progrès pouvant être obtenu avec un caractère, on ne sera pas surpris de constater que c’est bien plus facile de changer la couleur, ou encore la présence ou non de cornes, qu’il peut l’être d’influencer le taux de gain ou les qualités de la carcasse, et encore plus d’améliorer la fertilité. Différentiel de sélection – le différentiel de sélection correspond à la pression exercée pour sélectionner les parents de la prochaine génération. La capacité de faire du progrès est ainsi améliorée quand on applique une plus grande pression de sélection sur les individus de la prochaine génération. Par exemple, si on sélectionne un seul taureau offerten inséminationartificielle parmi une population de 10 000 sujets, on devrait faire plus de progrès que si on employait en monte naturelle les cent (100) meilleurs taureaux provenant d’un groupe de 10 000 individus. Pour ceux ayant tenté d’accroître la taille de leur troupeau en retenant des génisses de remplacement, pensez par exemple aux génisses conservées et possédant un potentiel moins élevé, ou encore aux plus vieilles vaches que vous avez gardées afin d’accroître votre cheptel total. Le troupeau s’est sans doute agrandi, mais le différentiel de sélection a été réduit. Intervalle entre les générations– l’intervalle entre les générations correspond simplement à la période que ça prend aux nouveaux descendants pour devenir à leur tour des parents. Cela peut être plutôt long en production de bovins de boucherie, et ça constitue un désavantage majeur si on se compare aux autres sources de protéines. Travailler l’équation en notre faveur… Taux de progrès génétique– en sachant combien on veut faire d’amélioration, on pourra avoir autant d’influence sur cette partie de l’équation. En d’autres mots, lorsqu’on a identifié l’objectif vers lequel on veut aller, on peut ainsi s’assurer que nos décisions et la pression qu’on applique iront dans le sens du changement souhaité. Plus on ajoute decaractères à notre liste de but visé, et plus le taux de changement sera diminué, ce qui implique qu’il est très important de définir clairement notre objectif principal. Nos compétiteurs tels que le porc et le poulet ont très bien identifié leurs objectifs d’élevage, et on devra en faire autant.

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Héritabilité – il peut sembler difficile ou même impossible de modifier l’héritabilité d’un caractère, toutefois en sélectionnant de manière plus précise ce caractère, cela équivaut à une amélioration de son niveau d’héritabilité. En d’autres mots, si on peut éliminer davantage des effets environnementaux, on aura alors une meilleure connaissance des effets génétiques. Plusieurs outils peuvent être utiles ence sens, mais les principaux incluent la collecte de données, le contrôle des performances de tous les sujets du troupeau et l’analyse de l’ADN. Tous ces éléments nous aident à dissocier de façon plus précise l’influence de la génétique de celle des facteurs environnementaux. Différentiel de sélection – tout le monde l’influence quand il sélectionne des génisses de remplacement et des taureaux reproducteurs. Le transfert d’embryons et l’insémination artificielle sont d’autres façons d’accroître fortement le différentiel de sélection. De plus, si on utilise dans notre troupeau la semence récoltée d’un de nos taureaux, cela vient accroître le nombre d’accouplements effectués et, par le fait même, l’influence de ce taureau. Ceci augmente alors notre différentiel de sélection. Une autre méthode consiste à augmenter la pression de sélection sur le troupeau. Le contrôle des performances de tous les sujets du troupeau représente l’un des outils les plus efficaces pour accroître le différentiel de sélection. Intervalle entre les générations– dans la production de bovins de boucherie, on aime penser qu’on est condamné à avoir un long intervalle entre les générations, toutefois cela est en partie de notre propre faute. En diminuant l’âge moyen des vaches du troupeau, on améliore notre taux de progrès génétique, en raccourcissant l’intervalle entre les générations. Il existe de nouvelles technologies (employées davantage en production laitière), basées sur le transfert d’embryons produits in vitro, lesquelles viennent réduire le nombre d’années à l’intervalle entre les générations dans cette production bovine. Alors que ces idées peuvent paraître “bizarres” pour plusieurs producteurs de boeuf, on doit garder à l’esprit que notre compétition réalise souvent plusieurs générations par année. Dans la production commerciale de bovins de boucherie, la longévité des vaches (fertilité à long terme) esten lien direct avec la rentabilité, toutefois une sélection directe pour la longévité au niveau des bovins de race pure vient donc accroître l’intervalle entre les générations, et réduire d’autant l’impact qu’on peut avoir sur le taux de progrès génétique. C’est alors que les nouveaux outils tels que le génotypage possèdent un véritable intérêt dans le secteur de l’élevage de race pure. En fait, cela nous permet de recueillir des informations sur la longévité sur des sujets plus jeunes, ce qui vientainsi réduire l’intervalle entre les générations tout en conservant la longévité demandée par nos clients. Pour les producteurs commerciaux, la meilleure manière d’améliorer la fertilité à long terme demeure par le recours à des croisements bien planifiés. Peu importe ce qu’on pense au sujet des mathématiques, cette équation de base en élevage nous amène à beaucoup de réflexion. Peu importe si on considère ces technologies ainsi que des stratégies adoptées pour aller dans la direction choisie, ou bien lorsqu’on choisit son prochain taureau, les composantes les plus importantes de l’équation demeurent l’identification des progrès qu’on veut faire, et à quelle vitesse on veut atteindre nos objectifs. Il est possible que certains de nos objectifs soient en contradiction avec les principes d’amélioration des bovins, la longévité en est sans doute le meilleur exemple. Il est essentiel de choisir le plus précisément possible les sujets de la prochaine génération. Entant que membre de votre association, il importe de poursuivre l’utilisation des outils et des programmes tels que l’enrôlement du troupeau complet, la prise d’échantillons et l’analyse de l’ADN, et le travail conjoint avec le groupe IGS afin d’améliorer l’évaluation génétique BOLT. Au fur et à mesure qu’on avance, on doit s’assurer qu’on continue de travailler sur cette équation, ce qui aidera nos clients de la génétique Simmental à se tailler une meilleure place dans le marché des protéines.


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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

DeStress To Reduce The Stress Of Transport

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e all know when handling transporting, showing and shipping cattle stress is increased and weight loss and carcass changes can occur. A new, or should I say, reintroduced product is back on the market after having been shelved by Agriculture Canada for many years. The product comes under the name “DeStress” and is currently being marketed under the Wetaskiwin, Alberta feed mill. It in a way provides instant returns to the feedlot finisher in the way of increased yield, reducing dark cutters in half and is simply the right thing to provide from animal welfare perspective. It may even have a place simply when transporting our cattle whether it be to pastures or transported across the country for cattle shows potentially. Dr. Al Schaefer of Lacombe and others worked on derivatives of these product in excess of fifteen to twenty years of published research to get the formulation right. This article will provide an explanation of the product and how it gives the benefits to the cattle and the expected financial benefit. There are probably other areas in cattle, production and performance where feeding of this product could provide huge benefit. It has and is being used in other species as well. We all transport cattle many times in the course of a year. With transport of cattle regardless of the distance stress in the form of shrinkage, dehydration and the loss of electrolytes and amino acids occurs of that there is no doubt. Some types of animals have this to lessor or greater degrees than others. Genetics of the cattle, weather conditions, excitability or docility of the cattle method of handling will all determine what the final shrinkage will be. This stress of course makes them more susceptible to disease by decreasing immune function. Some of these thing are under our control and others simply are not. By feeding a product to replace ahead of time the expected losses of these necessary nutrients the cattle will arrive in better health with less shrink and less dark cutters and potentially grade better if slaughter cattle. For purebred and commercial cattle, they will get to their final destination in better shape less shrink and have less recovery to get back to normal hydration, etc. When transporting cattle either to a plant or auction market or home from pasture or to a cattle show or display, we all have looked at the proverbial shrink that occurs. We know that fecal loss, urine loss, sweat, etc. that there naturally will be weight loss or shrink. It is when this amount gets excessive and climbs well above the 2-4% we are hoping for that we recognize the significance. Some freshly weaned, transported and held overnight cattle at auction markets can shrink upwards of ten percent or even higher. If this is not replenished quickly after the stressful event cattle are more prone to get sick from other things or in the case of slaughter animals the dark cutters will increase. If we can retain some of that shrink by feeding a nutritive supplement before shipping which replaces these lost nutrients it will be a positive experience for the cattle and will return economically for the producer. DeStress is considered a nutritive supplement so has no

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slaughter withdrawal and is not considered a pharmaceutical in any way. It contains a well-researched combination of electrolytes, amino acids and certain blood sugars. So similar to giving a scouring calf or stress diarrheic show bull electrolytes to counteract dehydration DeStress serves this same role. It is given though to healthy cattle to counteract this dehydration that occurs during transport and other stressful conditions. It is easy to administer as it is a feed supplement so is mixed into feed 24 hours before the stressful event such as transport. Dr. Schaefer and his researchers found about a 2% less shrink level over controls that was statistically significant. Also, improvements in carcass yield and grade were also noticed for those slaughtered. These all go hand in hand and one measurement affects the other. A two percent less shrink value could convert into 20 plus pounds depending on the size of the cattle. In these modern times where transportation seems to be under public scrutiny this should make cattle more comfortable. It probably should have been addressed when redoing the transportation code of practice. Kind of like us having Gatorade after a period of intense exercise. Transportation of cattle for sale or for slaughter is the primary usage but even after weaning or for show cattle benefits are seen. Severely shrunk cattle may command a higher price at the auction market but they are no doubt much more stressed and definitely more likely to get the BRD (bovine respiratory complex) among other infectious diseases. We all need to get around the expectation that we want shrunk out cattle. Stressful conditions such as parturition or recovery from illness will benefit from something like DeStress. Even shipping cull cows should benefit from this product although to a lesser degree than feedlot cattle. The more we can reduce morbidity or mortality with a non-prescription product that is a supplement is a win for the cattle industry. In the future there may be more specific guidelines regarding type of cattle, temperament, distance traveled, ambient temperature as to whether a nutritive supplement may even be mandatory. There was an average of over 8% shrink on 900-pound feeders which converts to over 70 lbs. The nutritive supplement will significantly reduce some of these losses. Adoption of a nutritive supplement program keys on ease of administration and feeding fits this requirement. It is about a couple pounds per 1100 lbs. of cattle. I would suggest going to the website www.destress-nutrition.com for more complete information. This is one more tool to insure healthy well treated cattle are being raised on Canadian farms. We all want to minimize stress of our cattle and decreasing disease leading to less antibiotics used. I see a time where certain products proved to be beneficial to transported cattle will be included in our protocols. Show cattle may be in less need as they are quiet and less prone to transportation stress. But we have all seen many off feed and or water for a day so stress does affect show cattle as well.


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From the Director’s Chair

By Francis Gagnon CSA Board Member

Hay The New Gold?

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ay season is one of the most stressful times of the year for cattle producers. Many factors are out of our control like our famous weather where sometimes you ask yourself if the meteorologists are just flipping a coin to predict it on a long term. It’s always too wet or too dry and rarely the perfect growing season. Canada is a challenging country with many different climates where so many grasses and legumes varieties can be grown. I always say that putting hay up is an art. It has to be cut and baled at the right time to produce top quality feed. I often hear some people selling beef cattle quality hay because it has been rained on or is full of dust and they are wrong. Feed is the most important thing for your cattle. Better feed will improve your herd fertility for example and that will save you a lot on your cost of production. Hay is getting extremely expensive all around the country. Many reasons can explain this phenomenon. One of the main reasons is of course the many droughts that occur in some major hay regions in the last few years. Also, many people who have left their cattle production switch for cash crops so their hay fields have now been seeded to corn, soybeans and cereals. Another reason is our friends, the dairy producers, who with their quota system are ready to practically pay pretty much anything for hay bales when they are running low. There is also the winter kill which really hit the alfalfa field shard this winter in the East. It’s a

legume which can yield very strong but take lots of money and time to implant. Plus, hay bales cost a lot in transportation so when a major region gets hit by a bad crop you have to bring hay from a far distance and it gets very costly. Hay machineries are getting very expensive and you should always look to see if it would be more profitable to buy your feed, using custom contractors or making it yourself. When you are short in hay and pasture it’s always a hard choice between reducing the herd or buying feed. You have to take everything into consideration when analyzing it but when you are having a good year you have another dilemma, selling it or stacking it. Another thing that most people do is to to pay per bale and not per ton of hay. It’s pretty impossible to tell without a scale how heavy a bale is. There are too many factors to make sense to buy hay per bale in my opinion: softcore, hardcore, rotocut, dimension, type of grass or legumes, quality, etc. When you buy your feed per ton and with a feed analyze you will always know what you are paying for. To conclude, I would not be surprised that some of the cash crop farmers go back to producing hay with the hay price and rarity of the crop. For the last few years I’m sure hay was one of the most profitable crops per acre in this country. I wish you all a good hay season!

Le Foin, Le Nouvel Or?

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a saison des foins est l’une des périodes les plus stressantes de l’année pour les éleveurs de bovins. De nombreux facteurs sont hors de notre contrôle, comme notre fameuse météo où vous vous demandez parfois si les météorologues lancent une pièce de monnaie pour la prédire à long terme. C’est toujours trop humide ou trop sec et rarement la saison de croissance idéale. Le Canada est un pays possédant denombreux types de climats où plusieurs variétés d’herbes et de légumineuses peuvent être cultivées. Faire du foin est un art. Il faut couper et presser au bon moment pour produire des aliments de qualité supérieure.Une vieille mentalité est de dire que les vaches à bœuf peuvent être nourrit avec une qualité de foin moindre comme celui provenantde vieilles prairies ou poussiéreux. Cependant l’alimentation est la chose la plus importante pour votre bétail. Une meilleure alimentation améliorera par exemple la fertilité de votre troupeau et vous fera économiser beaucoup sur vos coûts de production. Le foin devient extrêmement coûteux dans tout le pays. Plusieurs raisons peuvent expliquer ce phénomène. Une des raisons principale est bien sûr les nombreuses sécheresses qui ont sévi dans certaines grandes régions de foin au cours des dernières années. De plus, de nombreuses personnes qui ont abandonné leur production de bétail se sont tournées vers les cultures commerciales et leurs champs de foin ont été ensemencés en maïs, soja et céréales. Une autre raison est que nos amis les producteurs laitiers avec leur système de quotas sont prêts à payer le gros prixpour des

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balles de foin quand leur réserve baisse. Il y a aussi l’hiver froid qui a tué plusieurs champs de luzerne dans l’Est. C’est une légumineuse qui a un rendement vraiment bon mais prend beaucoup de temps et d’argent à implanter. De plus, le transport des balles de foin coûtent cher. Ainsi, lorsqu’une grande région est touchée par de mauvaises récoltes, vous devez acheter du foin provenant de loin et cela devient très coûteux. Comme la machinerie pour récolter le foin est de plus en plusdispendieuse,vous devez toujours figurer s’il est plus rentable d’acheter vos aliments, de faire appel à des entrepreneurs à forfait ou de le faire vous-même. Lorsque vous êtes à court de foin et de pâturage, il est toujours difficile de choisir entre réduire le troupeau ou acheter des aliments. Vous devez tout prendre en compte lors de l’analyse. Cependant lorsque vous avez une bonne année, vous avez un autre dilemme, le vendre ou le garder.Une autre chose que la plupart des gens font est de payer le vendeur par balle et non par tonne de foin. Il est pratiquement impossible de figurer à l’œil le poids d’une balle. A mon avis, il y a trop de facteurs pour justifier l’achatde foin par balle: cœur mou, cœur dure, roto-cut, dimension, type d’herbe ou de légumineuses, qualité, etc. Sachez ce que vous payez. Pour conclure, je prédis que certains agriculteurs de grande culture commenceront à produire du foin vu la raretéet le prix des dernières années. Je suis convaincu que le foin est l’une des cultures les plus rentables par acre au Canada. Je vous souhaite une bonne saison de foin!


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2019 Livestock Markets Association of Canada Convention

Ryan Konyenenbelt – 2019 LMAC Canadian Livestock Auctioneering Champion

CSA General Manager Rob Bergevin receives the Canadian Simmental Association buckle for 3rd runner up

Brian Good was awarded the Industry Ambassador award

The Canadian Simmental Association along with the Charolais, Angus and Hereford associations presented Thorsby Stockyards Inc. with this lovely picture as the host auction mart.

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2019 CSA Director Elections The 2019 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director elections are complete and Shane Williams, East Garafraxa, Ontario is the newly elected Director for the region of Ontario. He will join returning directors Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, Saskatchewan and Roger Deeg Strathmore, Alberta who were elected by acclamation, all for three year terms to the CSA board. Marlin and Roger are currently CSA directors and their new terms as well as Shane’s will start following the 2019 CSA Annual General Meeting on August 10th being held in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. The CSA would also like to thank Larry Barkley and Tina Hiddink who allowed themselves to be nominated and were part of the election process for the region of Ontario. New by-law for ET Calves Parentage Verification on ET Calves Once all embryos have been entered from a flush, please email us a request to order the SNP (parentage) test for all the embryo calves that are being parentage verified. Effective July 1, 2019, all calves produced as a result of an embryo transplant process must be parent verified prior to registration. Registration of Embryo Calves You can access the instructions at www.simmental.com for the online and paper submission procedures. 22


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Simmental on the Move

By Randy Bollum Simmental Country Sales Representative hope the year is treating you well and I realize 2019 is going By the time you read this, you will still have time to take by faster than ever. part in the CSA Convention in Quebec August 8-11. Whether Soon it will be fall marketing season and there isn’t you are there in person, or want to participate from home, be sure a day that goes by that I don’t think about it. In this issue you to consider being active in the Friends of Canadian Simmental will read about some sale events and be sure to look at the Up and Fundraising Auction. The dedicated people organizing this have Coming page to mark your own calendar with the events you will again lined up an outstanding list of donated items that offers want to attend. something for everyone. Funds go to a very worthwhile cause, Each trip to the pasture lets us assess the 2019 born and it’s also just plain fun to take part too. calves, plus evaluate the job the mother cows are doing with their Congratulations to all the junior exhibitors across the offspring. When the calves’ days of age is right, be sure to gather country that have exhibited Simmental and Simmental crossbred the weights and all other data you can to help accurately gauge cattle this spring and summer. Many winners have had the their merit. Simmental influence in their pedigrees, in both female classes As time goes on, and with more information from and in the steer divisions. I am sure you have learned a lot while additional calf crops, sires’ progeny groups should lay the raising your projects, have had lots of fun, made some new friends groundwork to prove their strong points and weaknesses. Isn’t and now probably have some great females to continue building it an interesting part of the beef seedstock business to see how your own herds. your planned matings work out? The only thing I wish for is that As always, let us know of any Simmental successes it wouldn’t take so long to see the eventual results! The poultry that happen out there, send the pictures in and we’ll put it in the and swine industries definitely has an advantage on us there with magazine for the rest of the world to see. a much shorter generation interval. Hope to see you somewhere down the road soon.

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Harvie Ranching 10th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB March 12, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Charolais Bulls Hereford Bulls Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Sale Total

21 27 15 2 65

High Selling Lots

Lot 63 - Harvie National 10F S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: NCB Red Dream 23T Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Gordon Bricker

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Gross

Average

$155,150.00 $164,250.00 $89,000.00 $7,500.00 $415,900.00

$7,338.00 $6,083.00 $5,933.33 $3,750.00 $6,398.46

$14,000.00

Lot 65 - Harvie Currant Trend 68F S: Harvie Currency 69D DS: KWA Flyf Red Mountain 16Z Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Wheatland Farm Co. Ltd.

$8,750.00

Lot 67 - Harviecrest Commissioner 201F S: LFE Commissioner 811Z DS: SVF/NJC Built Right N48 Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Lorne Hall

$8,000.00


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Tot

Reg#

Tattoo

WFL WESTCOTT 24C

307

1144447

ZDS 392C

ANCHOR D RAPTOR 392C

67

LFE 323B

LFE THE RIDDLER 323B

289

801201

HAR 54B

HARVIE RED SUMMIT 54B

66

794268

KNTZ 8A

KUNTZ SHERIFF 8A

245

1166716

BOBE 110D

ERIXON RELENTLESS 110D

64

755730

NEAL 47Y

NCB COBRA 47Y

202

695165

CRF 789U

CROSSROAD RADIUM 789U

62

1116713

MRL 130B

MRL CAPONE 130B

189

846267

MRL 68B

MRL PRETTY RECKLESS 68B

60

1166945

LER 598C

WHEATLAND KILL SWITCH

176

1166411

FGN 44B

WS STEPPING STONE B44

60

1142690

FGN 60Z

MR CCF VISION

139

1129672

LER 494B

WHEATLAND CURRENT AFFAIR

59

754744

WFL 51Y

WFL ABSOLUTE 51Y

135

1148020

LFE 413C

LFE MCDAVID 413C

58

791329

NUG 324A

NUG ROYAL RED 324A

132

802872

AP 345B

PHS BANK ROLL 345B

58

1173662

CLNO 63D

BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D

120

1137305

FGN 115W

WS HIGH STAKES W115

57

766965

TLAS 11Z

SVS CAPTAIN MORGAN 11Z

117

744464

FGN 623X

MR HOC BROKER

57

800548

CKCW 229B

STARWEST POL BLUEPRINT

115

1199413

FGN 1119Y

W/C LOADED UP 1119Y

56

775135

LRPS 2006Z

R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z

98

1159444

IPU 25C

IPU RED DEPUTY 25C

54

846266

MRL 63B

MRL PREDESTINED 63B

98

747559

KNTZ 4Y

KUNTZ SUPER DUTY 4Y

54

774968

MBJ 66A

SPRINGCREEK OLYMPIAN 66A

95

1160943

LRPS 5015C

R PLUS 5015C

54

764250

GHBE 25Z

SIBELLE DIRTY HARRY 25Z

94

1161147

MBJ

SPRINGCREEK BLUE CHIP 9D

51

1116711

MRL 101B

MRL RED WHISKEY 101B

90

1214539

BBN 91C

CCLT ALLIANCE 91C

51

1116433

GNR 430B

RF CAPTAIN BLACK 430B

83

1223176

RDD 933D

RUST HENN RAMBLER 6003

50

1139178

MRL 138C

MRL MISSILE 138C

82

1217569

RLD 811D

W/C BANKROLL 811D

50

782330

FGN 268Z

TNT BOOTLEGGER Z268

82

782169

FGN 694Y

W/C WIDE TRACK 694Y

50

790139

FGN 5048Z

CCR COWBOY CUT 5048Z

80

766259

KWAF 16Z

KWA FLYF RED MOUNTAIN 16Z

49

1134951

LRPS 4006B

R PLUS VENOM 4006B

80

1182648

FGN 155B

PROFIT

49

1142666

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WLB BOUNTY HUNTER 365C

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SODERGLEN SOUTH INC., ROCKYVIEW COUNTY, AB 813

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DONNA ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB

210

2587

LEWIS FARMS LTD., SPRUCE GROVE, AB

805

54683

CROSSROAD FARMS, SHELL LAKE, SK

208

29461

R PLUS SIMMENTALS, ESTEVAN, SK

539

96399

OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, DARLINGFORD, MB

208

2970

MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., CARIEVALE, SK

523

55418

WOLFE FARMS, VALLEYVIEW, AB

208

3121

MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, VIKING, AB

469

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ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., CLAVET, SK

206

3079

LAZY S RANCH INC., MAYERTHORPE, AB

445

105519

JP CATTLE CO, MCAULEY, MB

201

42171

BONCHUK FARMS, SOLSGIRTH, MB

391

24361

BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, LLOYDMINSTER, SK

198

2757

ERVIN HARLAND, FRENCHMAN BUTTE, SK

379

57613

MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB

198

44519

TERRY SKORETZ, SEDGEWICK, AB

377

97809

GRA-TAN RANCH, MAYERTHORPE, AB

192

13182

PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, BALCARRES, SK 362

68384

MUIRHEAD CATTLE CO., SHELLBROOK, SK

190

55581

SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB 350

35353

NEIL CARSON, ROSSBURN, MB

189

56010

WESTWAY FARMS LTD., DIDSBURY, AB

350

102255

HANNAH SIMMENTALS, DIDSBURY, AB

187

20932

RENDEZVOUS FARMS, STE. ROSE, MB

299

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HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., LLOYDMINSTER, SK

183

930

EDN SIMMENTALS, MAPLE CREEK, SK

292

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ANDREW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB

183

41427

ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., OUNGRE, SK

289

11294

DEEG SIMMENTALS, STRATHMORE, AB

178

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MEADOW ACRES SIMMENTALS, LAMPMAN, SK

285

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ROBB FARMS LTD., MAIDSTONE, SK

178

31215

ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, RIMBEY, AB

281

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175

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SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DAYSLAND, AB

281

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SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., STOUGHTON, SK

172

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PORTER RANCHES LTD., STONY PLAIN, AB

280

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FERME GAGNON INC, CHENEVILLE, QC

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169

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MADER RANCHES, CARSTAIRS, AB

256

16915

DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, STALWART, SK

166

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MITCHELL CATTLE CO. INC., BARRIERE, BC

231

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JAYDAWN FARMS, SEXSMITH, AB

166

26493

KULYK SIMMENTALS, NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK

214

64883

NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BORDEN, SK

165

1979

LABATTE SIMMENTALS, GLADMAR,SK

211

64912

CAMDEN CATTLE CO., NEW BRIGDEN, AB

164

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Dale L. Marquart

Congratulations

Greta Reece Pearson was born January 21, 2019 at 4:37 a.m. weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 20 3/4 inches long. Proud parents are Duncan and Jessica Pearson and big brother Avry. Grandparents are Merrill and Bev Pearson, Pearson Farms, Calmar, AB.

Our Deepest Sympathies October 22, 1961 - June 9, 2019 Dale is survived by his loving family: his wife Denise; his sons Cody (Karey) and Jamie (Andrea); his daughter Sonya (Chad Bauman); his mother Erma Marquart; his brother Darcy (Cassie) Marquart; his sisters Julie (Winston) McFarland and Bonnie (Wallace) McComish; fatherin-law Cecil Lewis; brothers-in-law Randy (Marilyn) Lewis and Brent (Dyanna) Lewis; other family and many dear friends. Memorial Donations may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care or Castor Minor Sports.

Our Deepest Sympathies Christoph was born December 31, 1939 in Rudolfingen, Switzerland. He graduated from the Agricultural School in Wulflingen and in the spring of 1962 went into farming by renting a farm in Reutlingen. That fall he married Berta Frick, whom he had met when she worked at a neighbour’s in Christoph’s hometown. In 1966 they decided to relocate into the mountains of the Domleschg Valley in Switzerland all the while still milking cows. The desire to own his own land led him to Canada. So in 1979 Christoph moved with his wife and five children to Hinchinbrooke, Quebec. There he owned not one, but two farms. In 1989 he sold the farm with the dairy cows to one of his sons and continued on the other farm with a cow/ calf operation and some cash crops. In the Simmental community he is known for his cattle under the Nossaterra prefix. He enjoyed going to sales and fraternizing with other Simmental breeders. But he also knew how to breed dairy cattle as he was the Breeder of the 1991 Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion Brown Swiss. On May 7, 2019 he was swiftly called home by his maker, without any suffering and a chance to say good bye. He will be sadly missed by his wife Berta, children Stefan, Irene, Susanne, Margrit and Markus as well as his relatives in Switzerland and countless friends.

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Olds Fall Classic - Olds, AB Oct. 4 - 6

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Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB Nov. 6 - 10

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2019 national classic saint - hyacinthe quebec august 7-11, 2019 In conjunction with the CSA Convention

Schedule of Events Wednesday August 7, 2019

Saturday August 10, 2019

3:00 pm

8:30 - 9:00 am

Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo

Thursday August 8, 2019

9:00 - 11:30 am

Showmanship

8:00 - 2:00 pm

Move In

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

11:00 - 12:00 pm

YCSA Board & Committee Meeting

12:30 - 12:45 pm Awards During Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Registration

1:00 - 4:00 pm

CSA AGM

2:00 pm

Move in Complete

4:00 pm - 5:30

Chores

2:00 - 5:30 pm

Sales Talk

5:30 - 7:30 pm

CSA AGM Banquet

Friday August 9, 2019

7:30 pm

FCSF Auction

8:00 - 9:30 am

Orientation & YCSA AGM

Sunday August 11, 2019

9:30 - 10:30 am

Quizzes (Mandatory)

9:30 am

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Print Marketing for PW & JR’s

11:00- 12:00 pm

Clinic

12:00 - 1:00 pm

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1:00 - 3:00 pm

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3:00 - 5:30 pm

Team Fitting

5:30 - 6:00 pm

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Supper at Domanine de l’Erable Sugar Camp

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SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull & Heifer Sale Lloydminster, SK Transcon’s Western Harvest 6th Annual Simmental Bred Heifer Sale Innisfail, AB Border City 2nd Annual Simmental Sale Lloydminster, SK Southern Alberta Simmental Round Up 26th Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Westgold Farms Female Production Sale Lloydminster, SK

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Deadline: October 1, 2019 Nominations for the Purebred and Commercial Breeders of the Year are now being accepted. The lucky recipient will be awarded a farm sign during the Simmental Show at Agribition on November 27. Nomination forms available from the SSA office or www.sasksimmental.com.

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

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Dates to Remember Canadian Simmental Convention & National YCSA Classic St. Hyacinthe, QC August 7-11, 2019 AOE Simmental Show Heritage Beef Classic Windsor, NS September 20, 2019 MYCSA Salt Water Classic Windsor, NS September 21-22, 2019 Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS October 19, 2019 If you have any questions regarding the 2019 Salt Water Simmental Sale, please contact one of the committee members. Kerwin Delong - (902) 824-2720 Connor Morse - (902) 844-0286 Patrick Milner - (902) 694-3121 Trevor Pauley - (506) 874-2706

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ABC Cattle Co. ........................................................42 Adair Ranch..............................................................38 Alameda Agencies Ltd. ............................................48 Alcovia Simmentals..................................................11 Alliance Simmental Farms........................................45 Alta Genetics............................................................49 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals...................................38 Applecross Cattle.....................................................38 Artisan Beef Farms...................................................45 Artisan Farms...........................................................48 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. ..................................42 Aumack Simmentals.................................................42 Bar 5 Farms........................................................15, 45 Bar CL Livestock......................................................38 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals....................................38 Big Rock Simmentals...............................................38 Bischof Farm............................................................13 Black River Farms....................................................45 Blacksand Cattle Company......................................44 Blue Mountains Farm...............................................45 Blushrose Simmental Farm......................................42 BMS Farm................................................................13 Bohrson Marketing Services.........................11, 13, 49 Boisvert Simmentals.................................................13 Bonchuk Farms........................................................44 Boomer Creek Livestock..........................................45 Bouchard Livestock International.............................49 Boundary Ranch.......................................................42 Bova-Tech Ltd. .........................................................49 Bow Valley Genetics.................................................49 Brooksland Farms..............................................15, 45 Brown, Grady............................................................48 Canadian Bull Congress...........................................48 Canadian Cattlemen.................................................49 Carey, Brent..............................................................48 Car-Laur Simmentals................................................15 Cattle Cures..............................................................48 Cedar Creek Simmentals.........................................11 Cedar View Simmentals...........................................13 Circle G Simmentals & Angus..................................38 City View Simmentals...............................................42 Clearwater Simmentals............................................38 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh............................................45 Crossroad Farms......................................................42 Czech-Mate Livestock..............................................38 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ..................49 Deeg Simmental.......................................................38 Destiny Simmentals..................................................45 Diamond T Simmentals............................................39 Dobbie Simmentals.............................................11,15 Don Heggie Simmentals...........................................39 Donovandale Farms...........................................13, 45 Dora Lee Genetics....................................................45 Dorran Marketing Inc. ..............................................48 Dorran, Steve...........................................................48 Double Bar D Farms.........................................IFC, 42 Double G Simmentals...............................................42 Downey Farms.........................................................44 Dunc’s Cattle Co.......................................................46 Dwayann Simmentals...............................................46 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..........................................39 East Poplar Simmentals...........................................43 Edge, Dean...............................................................48 EDN Simmentals......................................................43 Elm Tree Farms............................................13, 17, 46 Erixon Simmentals....................................................43 Fallen Timber Farms................................................38 Far-L Farm................................................................15

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Ferme Erisa..............................................................11 Ferme Gerard Raby..................................................13 Ferme Gagnon Inc. ............................................11, 47 First Class Cattle Marketing.................................5, 49 Foley Simmentals.....................................................46 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ..........................................49 GJR Simmentals.......................................................43 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ..............................48 Gravandale Simmentals...........................................46 Grinalta Farms..........................................................39 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. ....................................................49 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. .................................................39 Hannah Simmentals.................................................39 Harvie Ranching.......................................................39 High Bluff Stock Farm...............................................44 High Country Cattle Services...................................39 Hi-Tech Farms....................................................11, 46 Hoegl Livestock........................................................43 Indian River Cattle Co. ............................................46 Jamison Genetics.....................................................13 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. .....................49 Janzen Ranches.......................................................39 JB Livestock Company............................................6,7 Jetstream Livestock..................................................46 JNR Farms...............................................................39 Kade Early................................................................15 Keato Meadow Simmentals......................................39 Kin Kin Cattle Co. ....................................................39 Kuntz Simmental Farm.............................................43 Labatte Simmentals..................................................43 Lacombe’s Farm.......................................................13 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............................................43 Lazy S Ranch Inc.....................................................39 Lewis Farms...................................................OBC, 39 Little Willow Creek Ranch.........................................43 Lobster Point Farms.................................................47 Locust Hill Farms......................................................15 Lone Stone Farms....................................................39 Lorolin Simmentals...................................................11 Luv-N-It Cattle Company..........................................39 M & J Farms.............................................................45 M & R Cattle Co. ......................................................40 Maccrostie Livestock................................................15 MacKenzie Cattle Company.....................................40 Mader Ranches........................................................40 Maple Key Farm.......................................................15 Mar Mac Farms........................................................45 Masterfeeds..............................................................48 Maxwell Simmentals.................................................40 McCormack Family Ranch.......................................43 MCG Simmentals.....................................................40 McIntosh Livestock...................................................43 McManus Simmentals..............................................45 McMillen Ranching Ltd. ...........................................43 Meadow Acres Farms...............................................43 MI Simmentals..........................................................40 Mitchell Cattle Co. ...................................................38 New Holland Agriculture.............................................1 Nolara Farms............................................................40 Norfolk Cattle............................................................46 Norheim Ranching....................................................18 North Creek Simmentals..........................................43 North Hill Simmentals...............................................40 Norwood Family Farm..............................................15 O Double E Simmentals...........................................40 Oberg, Don...............................................................48 O’Brien Farms..........................................................46 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group............................40

Oslanski Simmental Farms.......................................40 Parkhill Ranches.......................................................40 Pearson Farms.........................................................40 Pheasantdale Simmentals........................................43 Phillips Farms Simmentals.......................................47 Pine Creek Simmentals............................................40 Porter Ranches.........................................................40 Rancier Farms..........................................................41 RDG Simmentals......................................................41 Rehorst Farms Ltd. ..................................................46 Rendezvous Farms..................................................45 River Point Cattle Co. ..............................................46 Riverbank Farms......................................................45 Robb Farms..............................................................44 Robson Acres...........................................................46 Rosebud Simmentals...............................................41 Rovin Acres..............................................................15 Rust Mountain View Ranch......................................47 SAJ Simmentals.......................................................44 Saugeen Acres.........................................................41 Seven-M Livestock...................................................41 Sibelle Fleck SENC..................................................13 Silver Smith Farms Ltd. ...........................................41 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.............................41 Skeels, Dan..............................................................48 Skor Simmentals......................................................41 Southpaw Cattle Company.......................................41 Spring Creek Simmentals.........................................44 Spring Lake Simmentals...........................................41 Starwest Farms........................................................41 Steen Agencies.........................................................48 Stewart Simmentals..................................................46 Stock, Mark...............................................................48 Stone Simmentals....................................................41 Storebo Farm............................................................44 Sullivan Simmentals.................................................47 Sully’s Farm..............................................................46 Sun Rise Simmentals...............................................44 Sunny Valley Simmentals.........................................44 Swan Lake Farms.....................................................44 Swantewitt Simmentals............................................41 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. ......................................15, 49 The Register.............................................................47 Timberlind Auctions..................................................48 Todd Simmentals......................................................47 Transcon Livestock Corp. ................................49, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix........................................................48 Triple Rose Simmentals...........................................47 Tryon Simmentals...............................................13, 47 TSN Livestock..........................................................45 Tymarc Livestock......................................................41 Vail View Farms........................................................15 Verleysen Farms.......................................................41 Virginia Ranch..........................................................42 W2 Farms.................................................................44 W2 Land & Cattle.....................................................42 Waydamar Farms.....................................................15 Weldehaven Farms............................................11, 47 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company..............................42 Weppler Cattle Co. ..................................................15 Westway Farms Ltd. ................................................42 Windy Knoll Farm.....................................................47 WJ Simmentals.........................................................42 Wolfe Farms.............................................................42 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh......................................................42 Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds...........................................45 XRC Simmentals......................................................44


summer 2019 Publication Information.......................................... 2

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

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

Award Of Excellence..............................................29

Breed Improvement (English)............................... 8

Alberta Simmental Association.........................32

YCSA Alumni Story................................................... 9

Saskatchewan Simmental Association............33

From The Gate Post (French)..............................12

Manitoba Simmental Association.....................34

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

Ontario Simmental Association.........................35

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

Quebec Simmental Association........................36

From The Director’s Chair....................................20

Maritime Simmental Association......................37

Simmental On The Move.....................................24

Advertiser’s Index....................................................50

CSA Convention 2019...........................................25

CSA Contacts............................................................51

Top 50 Herd Sires...................................................26

What’s Happening..................................................52

Top 50 Herd Enrollment.......................................27 #13, 4101 19th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 P: (403) 250-7979 • F: (403) 250-5121 www.simmental.com • E: cansim@simmental.com CSA Executive President Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca First Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

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

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

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

CSA Directors

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

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

Provincial Associations

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

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

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

CSA Staff

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd Field Person Member Services Manager: P: (403) 250-7979 Dwayne Martin Whitney DeDecker Stettler, AB memberservices.osa@gmail.com bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator P: (780) 940-3510 Quebec Sue Giles dmartin3510@gmail.com Président P: (403) 793-0409 Secretary: Katie Deeg Scott Matthews sgiles@simmental.com P: (403) 899-2291 Canton De Hatley, QC Simmental Country Sales Rep info@albertasimmental.com P: (819)-835-0284 Randy Bollum scotmatthews01@gmail.com Saskatchewan P: (403) 540-5949 President Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume rbollum@simmental.com Kirsten Fornwald Saint-Garmain, QC Processing Department & Lampman, SK P/F: (819) 395-4453 Member Services P: (306) 487-2557 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Perry Welygan meadowacres@signaldirect.ca pwelygan@simmental.com Maritimes Beth Rankin Secretary: Carolyn McCormack President brankin@simmental.com P: (306) 697-2945 Kerwin Delong Laurie Macdonald sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Kingston, NS lmacdonald@simmental.com P: (902) 765-2645 Manitoba Receptionist & Member Services kdelong@bellaliant.net President Devra Leavitt Andrea Bertholet Secretary: Jennie Mutch dleavitt@simmental.com Cartwright, MB P: (902) 388-1613 Administrative Assistant P: (204) 483-0319 jenniemutch@gmail.com Rae-Lee Erickson adbertholet@hotmail.com rerickson@simmental.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick YCSA Coordinator P: (204) 637-2046 Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 b2@inetlink.ca kmanske@simmental.com

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NOVEMBER Nov. 1 - 10 Nov. 2

JULY

Jul. 30 - Aug. 3

AUGUST Aug. 2 - 4 Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 10

Aug. 11 Aug. 13 - 15 Aug. 28 - Sep. 1 Aug. 30 Aug. 31

Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Prince Albert, SK Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up Neepawa, MB YSCA Move in St-Hyacinthe, QC YSCA Move in Convention Tours St-Hyacinthe, QC YCSA Showmanship CSA AGM FCSF Banquet & Auction St-Hyacinthe, QC YCSA Confirmation Show St-Hyacinthe, QC Canadian Beef Industry Conference Calgary, AB IPE Armstrong, BC Brome Fair Brome, QC Shawville Fair Shawville, QC

SEPTEMBER Sep. 14

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OCTOBER Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 4 - 6 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 - 13 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 - 26 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

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17th Annual Ontario Autumn Classic Hanover, ON III Simmental – Simbrah Congress of the Americas Guapiles, Costa Rica Maritime YCSA Classic Windsor, NS Heritage Beef Classic Windsor, NS Glencoe Fall Fair Glencoe, ON Salt Water Classic Windsor, NS Double Bar D Farms Online Heifer Sale Online Ferme Gagnon Female Sale Cheneville, QC 5th Annual Eastern Harvest Female Sale Cheneville, QC Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale VJV Rimbey, AB Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale VJV Ponoka, AB Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale VJV Dawson Creek, BC Olds Fall Classic Olds, AB Ontario Simmental Solution Sale Listowel, ON IRCC “Quality Control” Female Sale Indian River, ON Expo Boeuf Victoriaville, Quebec Anchor D “Pasture Treasure” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Shades of Autumn Production & Prospect Sale Houston, BC Ottowa Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS RPCC & Guests “Fall Gala” Production Sale Glencoe, ON Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB 2019 Edition Mader Ranches Ladies Night Carstairs, AB Rust Mountain View “Queens of the Pasture” Production Sale Mercer, ND Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up Lloydminster, SK

Nov. 3 Nov. 6 - 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Nov. 23 Nov. 23 Nov. 25 - 30

Royal Agriculture Winter Fair Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breed Sale Toronto, ON Canadian National Simmental Show Toronto, ON Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Maple Lake Stock Farm Production Sale Hartney, MB Harvest Hoedown 25th Annual Simmental Heifer Sale Neepawa, MB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 39th Annual Sale Cypress River, MB Canadian Classic Simmental Sale Lacombe, AB Futures One Online Sale: Edition 10 www.DLMS.ca South Holden Simmentals Dispersal Sale Viking, AB Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK

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

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


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