Canadian Simmental Country Summer 2021 Issue

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VOLUME 42, NUMBER 3

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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2021 Canadian Simmental Annual General Meeting Remains a “Virtual” Event

021 is over half way completed and we are beginning to see movement towards resuming more normal practices and interaction in all segments of society. The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) office has remained open throughout the last fifteen months, and through the challenges, your CSA staff has worked hard to maintain our high standard of service to CSA members and their customers. As we watch the reopening occur, one similarity is that like several other industry organizations, our 2021 Annual General Meeting will again be in an online format. With regional restrictions in place a decision was made by the Manitoba Simmental Association, and supported by the CSA, to cancel the 2021 Canadian Simmental Convention. The CSA board of directors, in discussion with the Ontario Simmental Association, then decided to change the hosting of the 2022 Convention from Ontario to Manitoba. We are all very confident that we will be able to finally meet in Portage la Prairie in 2022 however reporting to our membership will be done through our online AGM this year and we encourage you to join us for the second year of this approach in communicating to our members on the activities and business of the CSA. The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation auction returns this year and will be an online “Timed Auction” provided through DLMS. The sale offering consists of an excellent variety of items with something for everyone. Special Thank you to Crowe Brothers for the donation of the Heifer for this year’s auction! To register for bidding go to https://farmgatetimedauctions.ca/auction/13203 The 2021 Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) National Show is again a Virtual Show with our new YCSA coordinator, Crystal Fisk working hard at putting together the event as she steps into the role previously held by Kelsey Manske. We thank Kelsey for her years of service to the YCSA program and welcome Crystal. Although not the same as a traditional physical show, an online show will provide the opportunity for Simmental youth from across

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Canada to participate equally, regardless of their local Covid restrictions. The decision by the YCSA National Board to cancel the National show this year was not made lightly, and they look forward to resuming the National YCSA Show next year in Manitoba. The 2021 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director elections were completed in June and Ben Farrant, Red Deer Alberta, will be joining the CSA board as a newly elected director for Alberta. He will be joining incumbent director Byron Johnson, Amisk Alberta who is returning for his second term. The third director from the province of Quebec is Scott Matthews, Canton de Hatley, Quebec who was elected by acclamation. Ben, Byron, and Scott will begin their three year terms following the 2021 CSA Annual General Meeting on July 24th. For details please refer to www. simmental.com. The CSA would also like to thank Ryan Cook, Big Valley, Alberta who allowed his name to be nominated as part of the election process for the province of Alberta. Past President Garth Rancier, Killam, Alberta, and Francis Gagnon, Cheneville, Quebec are retiring as CSA directors and we greatly appreciate their efforts and their years of service to the CSA and its membership. A proposed CSA by-law amendment was also presented to the CSA membership and voted on through our mail-in ballot process. While the proposed change received over sixty one percent support of the ballots, it failed to achieve the required two-thirds majority required to make the revision to Purebred status for Simmental males. As we move towards more normal times ahead, we all look forward to Simmental shows and sales returning, and to the promotion and commerce of Simmental genetics for the benefit of the Canadian Beef industry. Be sure to attend your local and regional events when possible and enjoy the Simmental excitement! Best of luck with your haying, silage and harvest operations!


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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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Weaning, Simmental Genetics and the Commercial Industry

t has been an interesting year to date across much of Canada and as I write this article weaning seems far off. With dry conditions across a lot of the country and the way time frames for printing articles works, by the time this reaches the public eye, many folks will be considering or in the process of weaning their calves. Weaning is a key data collection point for most performance programs for a couple of reasons. First weaning represents the end result of the work that the cow has done. Secondly, for a lot of direct commercial users of Simmental genetics, weaning also represents the point of sale or revenue generation for their operations. When reporting weaning information, it is very important to remember the first reason. Simmental is a highly maternal breed and is well represented in a lot of cowherds across the country. The relative performance of maternal genetics is a huge profit driver to the beef industry. Research has shown that in traditional cow/ calf operations, fertility is up to 5 times more important to profitability than growth. In that regard, reporting on the job performance of every cow in the herd becomes important. Failures such as failing to wean a calf, while rare, have an outsized impact on profitability for customers of our genetics. For this reason alone, reporting on all cows at weaning is important, even if it is just a disposal or death code on the calf and a culling code on the cow. This information is important so that we can make objective assessments of weaning success or failure. While reproduction has an outsized impact on profit for a lot of commercial customers, production is still important. When it comes to calf performance, it is reasonably obvious that not every calf makes a herd bull or replacement heifer but reporting on all calves allows for assessing maternal genetics and for accurately determining the relative performance of those calves that do make the cut. It is very different to be the top student in a high school class of 100 vs being top in the class when you are home schooled. Likewise, reporting on all calves gives a much better perspective on where the genetics of a calf actually fit within the Simmental population.

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Weaning is also a time when we often “lay hands” on animals and can assess additional traits which may include cow weights, calf temperament and depending on your production system, pregnancy test results. These traits reflect on performance going forward. Obviously, pregnancy test results indicate whether a cow conceived and will calve in the future and has a tremendous impact on overall lifetime productivity and profitability of a cow. When reporting, again it is VERY IMPORTANT to also report the opens, or failures since these animals help to put the bred cows into perspective and from a more practical standpoint, open cows represent a cost to the production system. This data is generally reported at enrolment time, but is often collected at weaning, so is worth mentioning. Cow weights are another example of a cost trait. Weaning is a busy time, so we may not weigh cows on the exact weaning date, but generally if cows are weighed in or around weaning time, the information can provide useful insights into maintenance requirements for the cow and mature size. Calf temperament is also a trait worth collecting at weaning as it can represent a period when calves that are coming off pasture are least familiar with handling and more clearly express natural tendencies to react to pressure situations. Work has shown that docility/ temperament impacts growth, feed conversion, animal health and long term fertility and reproduction rates in retained females. These are all large drivers of profit for our customers and are worth considering for collection at weaning time. The CSA has a large collection of weaning data and the quality has improved over time. More members submit all of their data on the entire calf crop now, than ever before. Additionally, novel traits such as docility are reported in large numbers by many herds. Weaning represents a critical profit point in beef cattle production and as a maternal breed, reporting results from every cow (even if it is less than flattering for some) is a service that we can provide to our commercial marketplace that adds real value for them.


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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

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New Ideas to treat Horn and Face Flies

roducers know that Horn and Face Flies can irritate cattle and cause weight loss. Fortunately, there is a broad arsenal of products to combat them, with more fly treatments than ever before. This article will highlight the many options producers have to combat these production-limiting insects. Keep in mind timing is critical and we can save dollars by not overtreating a common mistake. Horn flies are the ones producers see over the cattle’s backs in the summer. They spend most of their time biting through the hide (20-40 times daily) and drawing blood. This biting and irritation makes cattle nervous, resulting in less milk production. Milk production can be reduced so much that weaning weights may be reduced up to 14% on calves. The calves are doubly affected—they have less milk to drink, and the flies irritate and bite them as well.

Face flies feed on animal secretions such as eye discharge and are very bothersome to cattle, and this may result in up to one hour less grazing per day, leading to less weight gain. Face flies also play a significant role in spreading diseases such as pinkeye which also decreases production and may result in the permanent eye scars we see if the infection gets bad enough. Both the Face fly and Horn fly life cycles involve eggs being laid in cattle manure. With the entire life cycle lasting two to three weeks, up to five lifecycles can occur in the summer but we should only treat when the numbers get high enough (see attached chart). We want numbers on average approaching 150200 before we initiate treatment or fire up your oilers. With these files, herd sires are the ones to closely watch— producers know that they can scrape them off the backs of bulls by the handful when infestations get bad. Timing is such for a lot of producers infestations highest in the peak of the summer when many bulls are breeding. For those that calve early 10

the breeding season gets ahead of the fly season which is a great thing. Producers should think about fly control whenever they are processing cattle in the summer or are transporting cattle to summer pasture. Fly control products can help make it easier to manage the pesky insects and can help producers achieve the economic and emotional returns that come from weight gain and healthy cattle. There are several fly control options available and one again should start off with one treatment only when flies get high enough. The ideal time may vary from time to time. Options available may even need to be changed from time to time. Ivermectin products treat infections and infestations due to gastrointestinal roundworms, eyeworms, lungworms, grubs, sucking lice and mites in cattle, and although producers and veterinarians many not think of them for fly treatment, they also provide control of horn files and face flies. Consider though that in fly control season internal parasites may be worthy of treatment but lice really don’t show up until fall so most producers may save this for a fall treatment of their cattle and look to other products for fly control. Cost to treatment, convenience and former experience make it used in some situations. Product though is secreted in the manure and does wreak havoc with the bung beetle immature stage in the manure and they are a great insect to keep around. Other effective fly treatments include fly tags and oilers and mineral treatment. Tags have a long duration of about three months, but with this longer duration comes a higher cost and labor to put them in at the right time. Not many makes are available anymore. Tags must be applied right before fly season to be effective throughout the summer. Meanwhile, there have been fewer and fewer oiler options with the removal of Malathion from the market. There are still a couple available but use a fly product approved for cattle oilers and pulse treat according to the fly population. A brand of mineral contains “Altosid” which when fed throughout the fly season controls the larvae but does nothing against the adult flies. It is a prevention and is fed through the entire fly season. There are also pour-on pyrethroid insecticides, which control both biting and sucking lice, and provide good activity on files. Some pyrethroids are also effective on certain ticks these have names like Boss, Cylence, and Saber to name a few. In order to control infestations and get the 10- to 30-pound weight gain that is desired for yearlings, applying fly control products at the optimum time is crucial.


With the increase in cattle genetics and their great propensity to gain, today’s modern cattle could have even greater losses when grazing is disrupted. Breaking the fly life cycle and killing adults and larvae early can help reduce fly levels for the entire season. The closer to fly season you can treat your herd, the greater the benefit. Plan with your veterinarian the ideal time, most economical and yet efficient way to control flies in your herd. The benefits most years will be significant. Scour vaccines one must carefully follow which vaccine is given as time before calving is critical and with some, protection wanes after about 90 days so later calving cows may need to be given a booster vaccine. I think it is imperative especially for the larger herds to get vaccinated. If we can prevent that first case of scours from developing we avoid contamination of the calving grounds and an outbreak. Remember the other species on your farms and ranches. The good working dogs and barn cats all have preventable diseases for which there is a vaccination. This includes distemper, parvo, and rabies for dogs among others. Distemper and rabies for cats as well as influenza, rhino, and tetanus as well as a few neurological diseases for horses. Again, your herd veterinarian can best advise what vaccines for all these other species on your farm. Different areas of the country may have other vaccinations necessary such as leptospirosis, vibriosis, anthrax, and rabies for livestock in some areas. Certain herds may need to vaccinate for pinkeye, footrot, or coronavirus depending on risk levels. We are fortunate in Canada to be free of diseases like brucellosis or foot and mouth where vaccines are available but because we are free are unnecessary or not allowed.

Again no vaccines are 100% but clostridials are close and with other vaccines herd immunity is considered when we get 80% protection. Many things confound the ability of vaccination to give good immunity. That subject has been written about many a time, but we always want to look after nutrition, parasites, minimize stress plus store, handle, and administer vaccines properly to maximize protection. Always ask about new developments or ways to increase immunity in the herd. Pharma companies are always adding new vaccine antigens to make your life easier. Together good vaccination strategies will go a long way to minimize these preventable diseases on our cowcalf, feedlot & purebred operations. This COVID19 crisis has shown the world the power and protective capability of vaccine farm out-weigh treatment. This is no different with our cattle operations and the critical vaccines that keep our herds health.

2021 CSA Directors Election The 2021 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director Elections have been completed and Byron Johnson, Amisk, Alberta will be returning for his second term for the region of Alberta. Ben Farrant, Red Deer, Alberta is the newly elected director for the region of Alberta and Scott Matthews, Conton De Hatley, Quebec was elected by acclamation for the Quebec region, all for three year terms to the CSA board. The terms commenced at the conclusion of the CSA Virtual Annual General meeting which was held on July 24, 2021. Thank you to Ryan Cook, Big Valley, Alberta who allowed his name to be nominated as part of the election process for the region of Alberta.

Byron Johnson

Alberta region

Director

Director

Director

The CSA would also like to thank the retiring directors for their years of service. Garth Rancier, Killam, Alberta and Francis Gagnon, Cheneville, Quebec.

Ben Farrant

Alberta region

Scott Matthews Quebec region

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ABP Awards 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award of Distinction to Soderglen South

Since 1992, Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) has recognized and awarded cattle operations that demonstrate exemplary environmental stewardship in the province. In April at a Producer Town Hall, the organization presented the Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA) to Scott and Elan Lees of Soderglen South. By Jill Burkhardt • Article credit to Alberta Beef Producers

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ith every passing year, the dedication of Alberta ranchers to environmental stewardship raises the bar. This year is no different. Soderglen South, co-owned by Scott and Elan Lees, operates two ranch sites on 15,000 acres in the Alberta Foothills Fescue sub-region, on primarily native prairie grassland with numerous wetland basins, where conservation is a high priority. Like previous ABP ESA winners, Soderglen South practices exemplary environmental stewardship, contributing to the success and sustainability of our industry. The Lees, together with their family and a small team of employees, maintain a herd of 1,500 mother cows from five different seedstock lines. They summer

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the herd southwest of Fort Macleod, and use their second location, southeast of Cardston, as the base for wintering and calving. The herd goes to Soderglen North at Airdrie, in the fall, where heifers are bred and sent back south. All animals are entirely grass fed. On every acre, the Lees have made considerable effort to both maximize grass production and support environmental sustainability. Each time they purchase land, they make it a priority to make changes to improve grass production sustainably, explains Scott Lees. “We always start by asking: What can we improve? Which areas have been negatively impacted? What’s working well? Then we strategize, not only to maximize production, but also to provide riparian protection, drought-proof and set up better rotational grazing patterns,” he says. These changes, Lees says, always include: considering riparian protection, putting in fencing to protect water


sources, adding solar-panel-operated water systems, and setting up water pipelines. “All our ranchland now has water on every quarter—which took many miles of pipeline,” says Lees. “In addition to all those miles of pipeline, water delivery has required springs to be developed and dugouts to be set up. It’s a long endeavour.”

Stewardship is a future-focused imperative

Stewarding the land environmentally while working animals on it is an important aspect of being successful, Lees notes. “It preserves the equity in your ranch and adds to profitability too. Without either of those, we won’t survive in years ahead.” Environmental stewardship is a progressive learning process, which means the bar will continue to be raised in the years to come. “Twenty-five years ago, if you had a solar waterer that pumped out of a creek, you were ‘nailing it’. Today, we all have solar waterers—it’s normal. Those primary aspects are still valuable, but to rise to the top is the bigger view of the operation’s environmental impact,” says Chris Israelson, one of ABP’s long term ESA judges.

Award recognizes holistic approach

The ABP ESA recognizes operations that take a multi faceted approach to environmental stewardship. Nominees are judged on their management style in a number of areas, including: range/cropland, riparian

areas, water protection, wintering, manure, wildlife habitat, and animal welfare. They must also demonstrate community involvement, extension and environmental stewardship activities, goals, and accomplishments. “The nominees that rise to the top must demonstrate engagement in many levels of stewardship, employing a holistic management style,” says Israelson. Soderglen South also supports environmental sustainability through other projects and initiatives. In partnership with Ducks Unlimited, they have: set up conservation agreements to maintain native prairie and wetland habitat; converted cropland to perennial forage; restored historically drained wetlands; and established a tenure agreement to mutually benefit wildlife and waterfowl habitat on their land. They also work with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Pheasants Forever Canada, and 10 years ago, set aside habitat that has helped establish the pheasant population in the St. Mary’s River basin, protecting grizzly habitat in the valley at the same time. Environmental stewardship is a progressive learning process, which means ABP judges expect the bar will continue to be raised in coming years. “Today, to rise to the top, an operation has to take a broader view of their environmental impact, and be acting on it in a variety of ways,” Israelson notes. (To view the video visit: www.albertabeef.org/ producers/environmental-stewardship-award)

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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle 2021 de l’Association Simmental du Canada demeure un évènement “virtuel”

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’année 2021 est déjà à moitié complétée et nous commençons enfin à percevoir des signes encourageants vers une reprise plus normale de nos activités et dans divers segments de la société. Le bureau de l’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC) est demeuré ouvert durant les quinze derniers mois et, malgré tous les défis, votre personnel de l’ASC a travaillé fort tout en maintenant un degré élevé de service envers les membres de l’ASC et de leurs clients. Tandis qu’on observe cette réouverture, et comme cela est le cas pour plusieurs autres entités de notre industrie, notre Assemblée Générale Annuelle se tiendra de nouveau sous forme d’un évènement en ligne. Compte tenu de restrictions régionales toujours en place, l’Association Simmental du Manitoba, appuyée par l’ASC, a décidé de canceller la Convention Simmental Canadienne 2021. De plus, après des discussions avec l’Association Simmental de l’Ontario, le Conseil d’administration de l’ASC a décidé que la Convention 2022 aurait lieu au Manitoba, au lieu d’être en Ontario. Nous sommes tous plutôt confiants à l‘effet qu’on devrait finalement pouvoir se rencontrer à Portage la Prairie en 2022, toutefois les rapports seront présentés à nos membres lors de notre AGA virtuelle cette année. Pour une deuxième année, nous vous encourageons à vous joindre à nous en ligne afin d’écouter nos communications et nos rapports d’activités transmis aux membres. L’encan des Amis de la Fondation Simmental du Canada sont de retour cette année, avec un “Encan

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chronométrée” qui sera diffuse via DLMS. Les produits offerts constituent une excellente variété d’items pouvant intéresser tout le monde. Un merci tout spécial aux Crowe Brothers pour leur don d’une génisse qui sera vendue à cet encan! Inscrivez-vous pour miser en vous rendant au: https://farmgatetimedauctions.ca/auction/13203 En 2021, le Concours National de l’Association des Jeunes Éleveurs Simmental du Canada (“YCSA”) sera de nouveau sous forme virtuelle. Notre nouvelle coordonnatrice des “YCSA”, Crystal Fisk, qui a remplacé Kelsey Manske, travaille très fort à l’organisation de cet évènement. Nous accueillons Crystal et nous tenons à remercier sincèrement Kelsey pour toutes les années qu’elle a concrées au programme des “YCSA”. Bien qu’un concours en ligne ne soit pas la même chose qu’un concours traditionnel avec des animaux, cela devrait permettre aux jeunes éleveurs Simmental à travers le pays d’y participer peu importe les restrictions en vigueur avec la Covid-19. Cette décision par le Conseil d’administration des “YCSA” de ne pas tenir le Concours National cette année n’a pas été prise à la légère, et ils ont déjà hâte de reprendre le tout l’année prochaine au Manitoba. Les élections des administrateurs pour 2021 de l’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC) ont été effectuées en juin. Ben Farrant, de Red Deer en Alberta, se joindra au Conseil de l’ASC en tant que nouvel administrateur de l’Alberta. Il rejoindra ainsi l’actuel titulaire d’un poste d’administrateur Byron Johnson d’Amisk en Alberta, lequel reviendra pour un deuxième


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mandat. Le troisième administrateur est Scott Matthews du Canton de Hatley dans la province de Québec, lequel fut élu par acclamation. Ben, Byron et Scott débuteront leur mandat de trois ans après l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle prévue le 24 juillet prochain. Pour tous les détails, veuillez consulter le: www.simmental.com. L’ASC tient également à remercier Ryan Cook de Big Valley en Alberta, lequel avait accepté que son nom soit mis en nomination pour la province de l’Alberta dans ce processus d’élection. Le Président sortant Garth Rancier de Killam en Alberta, ainsi que Francis Gagnon de Chénéville au Quebec se retirent en tant qu’administrateurs de l’ASC. Nous apprécions grandement tous leurs efforts et leurs années de service auprès de l’ASC et de ses membres. Un projet d’amendement aux statuts de l’ASC fut également présenté aux membres de l’ASC et voté

par l’entremise d’un processus de vote postal. Bien que le changement proposé ait reçu le support de 61% selon les bulletins de vote reçus, la majorité requise à deux tiers n’a pas été atteinte afin de mettre en place la révision du statut de race pure pour les mâles Simmental. Tandis qu’on se dirige vers un temps plus normal dans le futur, nous avons tous hâte de pouvoir assister de nouveau à des concours et des ventes Simmental, ainsi qu’au retour de la promotion et du commerce de génétique Simmental pour le bénéfice de toute l’industrie bovine canadienne. Assurez-vous d’assister à vos activités locales lorsque ce sera possible et profitez de l’enthousiasme qu’apporte la race Simmental! Tout le succès avec vos récoltes de foin, d’ensilages et de céréales!

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Bob Lowe CCA President

One would say 2021 is turning out to be a year to remember starting with the pandemic and then a massive drought throughout western North America. B.C. ranchers are seeing their ranges burning up. Prairie ranchers are wondering how they will feed their cattle and where they will get water. On the bright side, we seem to be getting ahead of COVID-19 and life as we knew it, is starting to resume. Here in Alberta, with the mask by-law removed, I’m pleased to be seeing the faces of my neighbours again. Also, one of the best things to happen in recent history for the beef industry in Canada is our recognition by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as negligible risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). The recommendation by the OIE’s Scientific Commission to grant Canada negligible risk status for BSE is a historic closing of the BSE chapter for Canada which brought unprecedented hardship to our industry in the early 2000’s. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) worked closely with the Government of Canada to see the application for negligible risk come to fruition. This change in risk status will now help facilitate expanded access to foreign markets for various beef products currently limited by BSE era restrictions. We thank everyone involved in helping us attain this status including the Government of Canada, veterinarians across Canada and Canadian farmers and ranchers. We also applaud Canadian consumers who supported Canada’s beef industry during the hardest times of BSE when Canadian beef could not be exported. The attainment of negligible risk puts Canada at the lowest level of risk for the transmission of BSE alongside the U.S. which attained their status in 2013. The control of BSE across the globe is a remarkable achievement for the membership of the OIE. To achieve negligible risk, a country must demonstrate the last case of classical BSE was born more than 11 years ago and effective control measures and surveillance systems are in place. Canada’s last case was born in 2009. As we look back, you may recall that Canada’s first case of BSE was discovered in May 2003 and led to international borders closing to Canadian beef, a significant impact as 50 per cent of Canadian beef is exported. Although it is difficult to fully quantify the direct economic impacts of BSE, between just 2003 and 2006, losses were estimated to be between $4.9 to $5.5 billion. Further indirect costs have continued to be accrued to 16

this day, due to the opportunity costs of continued limited market access and additional processing costs for Canada’s packing industry. Following the economic hardship from BSE, 26,000 beef producers exited the industry between 2006 and 2011. Along with their exit from the industry, more than two million acres of pasture lands were converted to other uses marking BSE as both a detrimental economic and environmental event for Canada with rippling impacts still being felt today. In fact, I remember hearing of a young feedlot owner from Manitoba who was one of the many casualties of the BSE era. He had just started his feedlot operation and was about to start selling the first few loads of his fed cattle when the border closed. For awhile Manitoba had no market for cattle. He finally managed to sell those cattle in December. You can guess the rest. I sure am glad those days are behind us. What’s next? Well, our work is certainly not done. CCA is now focusing on the removal of the remaining BSE era market access restrictions as well as the alignment of specified risk material (SRM) removal and handling requirements with international recommendations. The additional requirements placed on Canada’s processing sector because of BSE created a significant economic disadvantage in comparison with others in the international marketplace. Specifically, CCA is looking at increased access into key market countries including South Korea, Taiwan, and China. We are also working in close cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to seek equivalency with the U.S. in terms SRM removal, disposal, and market utilization of meat and bonemeal. While we are prioritizing markets, our view is that all remaining restrictions in all markets must be eliminated in line with international guidelines. We will continue to advocate for these changes to further allow the Canadian beef industry to broaden its reach around the world as robust market access is imperative for maximizing our return. I am more proud than ever to be part of this incredible industry as we look to the possibilities of furthering our exports and supplying new markets with high quality Canadian beef. Enjoy the rest of your summer with family and friends as we all reunite again after months apart. Don’t forget to strike up your barbecues and savour a delicious burger or steak!


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Amelioration de la Race

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

Le sevrage, la génétique Simmental et l’industrie commerciale.

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ue la période des sevrages est encore loin. Mais, compte tenu des conditions très sèches cet été dans plusieurs régions du pays et selon la cédule de rédaction et de la date de dépôt des articles pour la revue, lorsque vous lirez ce texte, plusieurs producteurs se prépareront bel et bien à la période de sevrage de leurs veaux. En fait, pour la plupart des programmes de contrôle de performance, le sevrage correspond à une moment clé de la cueillette de données pour deux importantes raisons. Premièrement, le sevrage nous fournit le résultat global du travail effectué par une vache donnée. Deuxièmement, pour la grande majorité des utilisateurs commerciaux de génétique Simmental, le sevrage correspond également au moment de la vente des veaux ou de l’entrée de revenus annuels pour leurs troupeaux. Lorsqu’on transmet nos informations de sevrage, il est très important de se rappeler de la première raison. La race Simmental est reconnue pour ses qualités maternelles et elle est bien présente dans un grand nombre de troupeaux au Canada. La performance relative apportée par notre génétique de race maternelle contribue fortement à la rentabilité de l’industrie bovine. Au niveau du secteur vache-veau, les recherches ont démontré que la fertilité est cinq fois plus importante que la croissance pour influencer la rentabilité. À cet effet, il est donc très important de bien rapporter la performance effectuée par chaque vache du troupeau. Des manquements tels que d’oublier de sevrer un veau, même si cela est plutôt rare, peuvent avoir un immense impact sur le niveau de rentabilité des clients utilisant notre génétique. Uniquement pour cette raison, il est important de rapporter le résultat au sevrage de toutes les vaches, même si on ne fournit qu’un code de décès du veau ou de réforme, ou bien un code de réforme de la vache. Cette information est primordiale afin qu’on puisse obtenir une évaluation plus juste du succès ou d’un échec au sevrage. Bien que la reproduction influence énormément

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la rentabilité pour plusieurs producteurs commerciaux, la production demeure aussi importante. Quand on analyse les performances de chaque veau, il est très clair que ce ne sont pas tous les veaux qui pourront être gardés pour devenir soit un taureau reproducteur ou bien une femelle de remplacement. Toutefois, en rapportant correctement les données de chacun des veaux, on est alors en mesure de bien évaluer la composante génétique maternelle afin de déterminer précisément la performance relative de chacun des veaux retenus. En fait, c’est très différent si vous êtes le meilleur élève d’une classe de cent élèves, ou bien si vous effectuez votre scolarité à la maison. De la même manière, en rapportant les données sur tous les veaux, cela nous donne une bien meilleure perspective à savoir comment le bagage génétique d’un veau donné se situe au sein de la population de race Simmental. Au moment des sevrages, c’est souvent là où en manipulant les veaux qu’on peut également évaluer d’autres caractères tels que le poids des vaches, le tempérament du veau et, selon votre propre système, on peut aussi y effectuer les diagnostics de gestation. Ces caractères nous renseignent sur les performances futures attendues. Évidemment, les résultats des diagnostics de gestation nous indiquent si une vache donnée est de nouveau gestante et qu’elle vêlera dans le futur, ce qui a un immense impact sur la productivité à vie et la rentabilité de cette vache. Lorsque vous transmettrez vos données de performance, il est également TRÈS IMPORTANT de déclarer en même temps les vaches non gestantes ou ayant eu toutes autres pertes. Se faisant, les vaches gestantes seront évaluées en fonction de toutes les vaches du troupeau et, d’un point de vie pratique, les vaches non gestantes représentent un coût pour toute entreprise. Mentionnons que ces données sont habituellement transmises à l’Association au moment de l’enrôlement, toutefois elles sont souvent recueillies au moment des sevrages.


Le poids des vaches est un autre exemple de caractères influençant les charges. Le moment des sevrages est une période occupée, de telle sorte qu’on n’a pas vraiment le temps de peser les vaches précisément au même moment. Mais, si on pèse les vaches au sevrage ou autour de la même période, cela nous fournit des informations très utiles concernant par exemple les exigences de maintien et le poids à maturité. Il est de plus très intéressant de recueillir au moment du sevrage des données sur le tempérament des veaux car, à ce moment-là, les veaux provenant des pâturages sont moins familiers avec les manutentions et ils exprimeront alors leurs tendances naturelles à réagir à une pression exercée sur eux. Des travaux ont démontré que le tempérament / la docilité influence notamment la croissance, l’efficacité alimentaire, la santé de l’animal, la fertilité à long terme et le taux de

reproduction chez les femelles retenues pour l’élevage. Tous ces caractères sont grandement susceptibles d’avoir un effet sur les profits obtenus chez nos clients, et cela vaut la peine d’en recueillir les données lors des sevrages. La banque de données de l’ASC contient beaucoup de données sur les sevrages et leur qualité s’est améliorée au fil des ans. Plus que jamais, de plus en plus de membres soumettent l’ensemble des données sur tous leurs veux. De même, de nombreuses données sur la docilité sont rapportées par plusieurs troupeaux. Le sevrage représente un point critique influençant la rentabilité en production bovine. À titre de race maternelle, la déclaration des résultats chez toutes les vaches (même s’ils ne sont pas très impressionnants pour certaines d’elles) constitue un service qu’on doit rendre au secteur commercial et qui vient réellement ajouter de la valeur.

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Bar 5 “Ron’s Retirement” Dispersal Sale October 11, 2021 On The Farm, Markdale, Ontario

3188

4508

Car-Laur MS Girlfriend 850G

4266

3221

Selling “3188” and direct daughters of S A V Power Cows! 10 Young Simmental Females on offer, as well as a select group of frozen genetics Office: 519-986-2450 | Ron Nolan: 905-330-5299 bar5farms@outlook.com | ronrnolan@outlook.com 636077 Eurphrasia-Holland Townline , RR3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 Sale Managed By: Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 | Ben Wright: 519-374-3335 | Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 View the catalogue on BuyAgro.com

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200+

Sale Managed By:

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Head on Offer

Sale Broadcasted On:

Wilson Stock Farms Quinn Wilson :: 403-604-4574 Darryl Snider :: 780-385-5561


MAF 27F

MAF 22E

MAF 44G

MAF 59D

MAF 88D

MAF 9D

MAF 47G

MAF 166B

MAF 188F

MAF 183D

MAF 19G

MAF 161G

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Name

Tot

Reg# Tattoo

Name

Tot

748277

FGAF 810Y

FGAF GUERRERO 810Y

177

1142666

WLB 365C

WLB BOUNTY HUNTER 365C

86

755730

NEAL 47Y

NCB COBRA 47Y

165

1160943

LRPS 5015C

R PLUS 5015C

84

1139178

MRL 138C

MRL MISSILE 138C

157

1217007

IPU 24E

IPU LIEUTENANT 24E

84

1142050

WFL 24C

WFL WESTCOTT 24C

139

1253150

IPU 81F

IPU BENTLEY 81F

76

1237011

SMX 152E

WS EPIC E152

138

1199413

FGN 1119Y

W/C LOADED UP 1119Y

76

1214539

BBN 91C

CCLT ALLIANCE 91C

137

718093

KOP 137W

KOP CROSBY 137W

76

1180101

MRL 056C

HART STATE OF WAR 056C

135

1178056

LFE 305D

LFE BEAST MODE 305D

76

794268

KNTZ 8A

KUNTZ SHERIFF 8A

128

1185876

NGDB 34D

NGDB STRUCTURE 34D

76

1118748

LFE 323B

LFE THE RIDDLER 323B

125

1142690

FGN 60Z

MR CCF VISION

75

801201

HAR 54B

HARVIE RED SUMMIT 54B

121

1154428

KAG 1C

CIRCLE G CASH 1C

74

1207984

GNR 742E

RF CAPACITY 742E

118

1221918

CLNO 71E

BLACK GOLD APPROVAL 71E

74

800548

CKCW 229B

STARWEST POL BLUEPRINT

118

1205672

MDR 43E

MADER THE NATIONAL 43E

71

1235797

TLAS 808F

SVS BETTS 808F

116

1116713

MRL 130B

MRL CAPONE 130B

67

1217569

RLD 811D

W/C BANKROLL 811D

110

1199414

FGN 011B

WHF LIMITLESS B011

66

1161147

MBJ 9D

SPRINGCREEK BLUE CHIP 9D 105

1144447

ZDS 392C

ANCHOR D RAPTOR 392C

63

1235896

TLAS 841F

SVS TYCOON 841F

105

1223176

RDD 933D

RUST HENN RAMBLER 6003

62

773081

STU 96Z

SOUTHSEVEN MR ADONIS 96Z 102

1214125

CLNO 20E

BLACK GOLD ELEVATION 20E

62

1166945

LER 598C

WHEATLAND KILL SWITCH

100

754744

WFL 51Y

WFL ABSOLUTE 51Y

62

766965

TLAS 11Z

SVS CAPTAIN MORGAN 11Z

99

1240779

BOHR 22E

RUST RIO GRANDE 7022 ET

61

1184481

LER 630D

WHEATLAND BENTLEY 630D

97

1184039

MRL 148D

MRL REGULATOR 148D

58

790139

FGN 5048Z

CCR COWBOY CUT 5048Z

95

1189994

LRPS 6103D

R PLUS UPPERCUT 6103D

58

1116711

MRL 101B

MRL RED WHISKEY 101B

95

1221315

LRX 222E

LRX IGNITION 222E

57

1248522

FGN 202E

WS PROCLAMATION E202

93

1123550

GNR 481B

RF MERCHANT 481B

56

1173662

CLNO 63D

BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D 92

791329

NUG 324A

NUG ROYAL RED 324A

56

1161011

LRPS 5051C

R PLUS HAMMERTIME 5051C 91

1147936

LFE 352C

LFE HEAVY HITTER 352C

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MEM#

Farm Name

THE

MEM#

Farm Name

THE

3524

DOUBLE BAR D RANCH, GRENFELL, SK 894

55418

WOLFE FARMS, VALLEYVIEW, AB 236

2587

LEWIS FARMS LTD., SPRUCE GROVE, AB 757

35353

NEIL CARSON, ROSSBURN, MB 235

29461

R PLUS SIMMENTALS, ESTEVAN, SK 596

2580

WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, BIENFAIT, SK 225

23624

SODERGLEN SOUTH INC., ROCKYVIEW COUNTY, AB 581

28861

DONNA ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB 224

2970

MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., CARIEVALE, SK 576

98162

CRIMSON CREEK SIMMENTALS, GARLAND, MB 224

3121

MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, VIKING, AB 423

3706

MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., RMA, AB 223

3079

LAZY S RANCH INC., MAYERTHORPE, AB 420

54683

CROSSROAD FARMS, SHELL LAKE, SK 214

13182

PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, BALCARRES, SK 410

97809

GRA-TAN RANCH, MAYERTHORPE, AB 213

41427

ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., OUNGRE, SK 390

102026

SHADY NOOK SIMMENTALS, CLIVE, AB 213

42171

BONCHUK FARMS, SOLSGIRTH, MB 373

1979

LABATTE SIMMENTALS, GLADMAR, SK 210

55581

SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB 356

64912

CAMDEN CATTLE CO., NEW BRIGDEN, AB 205

2757

ERVIN HARLAND, FRENCHMAN BUTTE, SK 349

2798

BRIAN J MCCARTHY, MOOSOMIN, SK 205

56010

WESTWAY FARMS LTD., DIDSBURY, AB 348

2718

ROBB FARMS LTD., MAIDSTONE, SK 191

101709

MEADOW ACRES SIMMENTALS, LAMPMAN, SK 312

2642

OH KAY FARMS, RED DEER COUNTY, AB 190

31215

ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, RIMBEY, AB 308

21993

HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., LLOYDMINSTER, SK 187

20932

RENDEZVOUS FARMS, STE ROSE DU LAC, MB 292

26493

KULYK SIMMENTALS, NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK 184

930

EDN SIMMENTALS, MAPLE CREEK, SK 289

20513

ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., CLAVET, SK 179

841

PORTER RANCHES LTD., STONY PLAIN, AB 285

99801

CURTIS SIMMENTALS, BETHUNE, SK 178

95344

BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTALS, BENTLEY, AB 266

11294

DEEG SIMMENTALS, WHEATLAND COUNTY, AB 178

21594

SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DAYSLAND, AB 263

16915

DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, STALWART, SK 178

96399

OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, DARLINGFORD, MB 262

57613

MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB 176

2835

MADER RANCHES, CARSTAIRS, AB 259

64321

MAVV FARMS INC., OKOTOKS, AB 175

3666

MITCHELL CATTLE CO. INC., BARRIERE, BC 256

44349

SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., STOUGHTON, SK 171

105519

JP CATTLE CO., MCAULEY, MB 248

60566

CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS, LACOMBE, AB 170

24361

BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, LLOYDMINSTER, SK 246

26007

ANDREW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB 170

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Our Deepest Sympathies Anne J. Cheslock (Nee Meyer) May 17, 1927 - June 7, 2021 Our dear mother Anne J. Cheslock went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and saviour Jesus Christ on June 7, 2021 in her 95th year, surrounded by her loving family. Mom was predeceased by her cherished husband of 70 years, Harold E. Cheslock in 2018 and her grandson Samuel at birth, her two brothers Chapman and Albert Meyer and her sister Alice Boa. She is survived by her children Beverley Anne (Senos), Brian (Marilyn), Murray (Carol) and Richard (Stacey), her 9 grandchildren: Kimberley Anne (Heuff), Christopher (Buckland), Benjamin, Jonathan, Cindy (Lottes), Heather (Oattes), Matthew, Katrina and Elliot, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, her sisters Tena Dent, Mabel Boa and Edith Kenney. Mom was born and raised on a farm in Rivington, QC. She became a teacher and her first job was in Poltimore, QC where she met Dad and on June 26, 1948 they were married in Rivington, QC. Mom’s teaching career ended in 1950 after she became a mother but she remained for everyone, always the teacher.

Anne J. Cheslock (Nee Meyer)

Mom had a great love for life and was a devout Christian. Her family was her utmost love, followed by her many friends both old and new. Next would be her prized Simmental cattle that she devoted years to raising. She loved each one and knew all their names. She would spend countless hours tending them, halter breaking and scratching bellies. She was a well respected member of the Ottawa Valley Simmental Assoc., the Ontario Simmental Assoc. and the Canadian Simmental Assoc. With her prized cattle she won numerous awards including the Royal Winter Fair. Sadly, mobility issues forced her to sell her cows only 4 years ago. Mom had a gentle and caring heart and a determination beyond belief. She had been plagued by arthritis for the past 20 years resulting in mobility and severe pain issues forcing her to use a walker for each and every step she took, yet she remained steadfast in her decision to never go into a nursing home. For 50 years she and Dad lived in Metcalfe, ON on their little piece of paradise where along with her cattle she managed their construction company. A woman of many talents! Mom’s door was always open where she greeted everyone with a smile, a cup of tea, homemade cookies or better yet, a meal. No one ever left feeling unwelcome or very special to Mom. She was kind, generous and loving to all. In recent years her little great grandchildren brought her much joy. Mom’s candy jar always held special treats for each one of them and they were always excited to see what she had. Mom’s garden became her main focus in the past few years. Planting seeds indoors early in spring and watching how they grew and became strong bearing fruit. She was at awe with all of God’s creation. Teaching her family constantly and sharing her harvest with all. Mom will be deeply missed by all of her family and by all those whose lives she lovingly had touched. Many thanks to the doctors and staff at the Ottawa General Hospital for their tender care in these final days, to Elizabeth Care and to all those tending her daily needs enabling her to remain in her home as she was determined to do. Extra special thanks to all her family members who so very lovingly tended to all her daily wants and needs. God bless you all.

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THANK YOU to all the 2021 donators, bidders, buyers and supporters of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental foundation Auction on July 23 rd & 24th , 2021 on DLMS.ca

F o r S u p po rt i n g t h e F CS F a n d H el p i n g as w e c o n t i n u e to s u p po rt yo u t h , e d u cat i o n a n d r e s ea rc h i n t h e s i m m en ta l b r eed

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THANK YOU TO ALL THE YCSA MEMBERS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE VIRTUAL SHOW AND AGM. WINNERS PICTURES WILL BE IN THE NEXT ISSUE!

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51st SSA Annual General Meeting

2021 -22 Saskatchewan Simmental Association Board of Directors: President - Kyle Ashworth Vice President - Blaine Barnett Lee Stilborn Lane Scherger Riley Lafrentz Dean Sentes Travis Fisk Toby Noble Kyron Manske

2021 National Simmental Show November 24, 2021 Entry deadline Oct. 1

! NewRegistered Percentage classes in all divisions! 2021 National Simmental Sale November 24, 2021 To consign contact:

403.519.3515

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portage La Prairie, MB

July 2022 due to the current restrictions the MSA & CSA have decided to postpone the CSA Convention in Portage La Prairie, Mantioba till July 2022.

National CSA COnvention

Featuring

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DON’ T MISS

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contact us to receive more information or learn about sponsorship opportunities!

www.mbsimmental.com

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Member Services Manager: Ashton Colvin Cell: (519) 357-6775 memberservices.osa@gmail.com

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Maritime Simmental Association Upcoming Events*: Ø Maritime Simmental Show 10 - 11 September 2021 Classic Heritage Beef Show Windsor, NS Ø Atlantic Alliance Production Sale 23 October 2021 Nappan, NS with DLMS Livestreaming (*following Covid-19 protocols)

MSA Board of Directors President: Kerwin Delong, NS – (902) 824-2720 V-P: Brent Matheson, PE – (902) 388-1745 Secretary: Lacey Fisher, NS – (902) 664-6206 Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB – (506) 869-1032 CSA Director: Jennie Mutch, PE – (902) 388-1613 Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Patrick Milner, NS Wade Loane, PE Brady Matheson, PE Geraline VanAgten, NB

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ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

PO Box 5177 Lacombe, AB T4L 1W9 Ph: (403) 304 - 0896 email: circleg@telus.net

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czech@xplornet.com

403-875-6631

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Carstairs, AB

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Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

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Trevor & Tara 780-205-0266 Gary & Darleen 306-893-2934 780-205-1744

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ABC Cattle Co................................................ 39 Adair Ranch.................................................... 35 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................... 44 Alliance Simmental Farms.............................. 41 Alta Genetics.................................................. 45 Anchor D Simmentals Ltd........................ 35, BC Applecross...................................................... 35 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.......................... 39 Aumack Simmentals....................................... 39 Bar 5 Stock Farms.......................................... 21 Bar CL Livestock............................................ 35 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 35 Big Rock Simmentals & Hay Sales................. 35 Black River Farms.......................................... 41 Blacksand Cattle Company............................ 41 Blushrose Simmental Farm............................ 39 Bohrson Marketing Services............ 20,22,30,45 Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 41 Boomer Creek Livestock................................ 41 Bouchard Livestock International................... 45 Boundary Ranch............................................. 39 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................. 45 Bow Valley Genetics....................................... 45 Brooksland Farms.......................................... 42 Brown, Grady.................................................. 44 Canadian Cattlemen....................................... 45 Carey, Brent.................................................... 44 Car-Laur Simmentals........................................ 3 Cattle Cures.................................................... 44 Circle G Simmentals & Angus........................ 35 City View Simmentals..................................... 39 Clearwater Simmentals.................................. 35 Crossroad Farms............................................ 39 Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 35 Davis Rairda Embryo Transplants Ltd............ 45 Deeg Simmentals........................................... 35 Diamond T Simmentals.................................. 35 DJ Farms........................................................ 42 Donovandale Farms....................................... 42 Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 42 Dorran, Ryan.................................................. 44 Dorran, Steve................................................. 44 Double Bar D Farms............................... IFC, 39 Double G Simmentals..................................... 39 Downey Farms............................................... 41 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................. 42 Dwayann Simmentals..................................... 42 Eagle Ridge Simmentals................................ 36 East Poplar Simmentals................................. 39 Edge, Dean..................................................... 44 EDN Simmentals............................................ 39 Elm Tree Farms.......................................... 9, 42 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 35 Ferme Davenor Farm..................................... 43 Ferme Gagnon Inc....................................... 7,43 First Class Cattle Marketing........................... 45

Foley Simmentals........................................... 42 Genex ............................................................ 45 GJR Simmentals ............................................ 39 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...................... 44 Gravandale Simmentals................................. 42 Grinalta Farms................................................ 36 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd............................................ 45 Hairy Hill Cattle Co......................................... 36 Hannah Simmentals....................................... 36 High Bluff Stock Farm..................................... 41 High Country Cattle Services......................... 36 Hi-Tech Farms................................................ 42 Hoegl Livestock.............................................. 39 Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 42 Janzen Ranches............................................. 36 Jetstream Livestock........................................ 42 JNR Farms..................................................... 36 Keato Meadow Simmentals ........................... 36 Kern Simmentals............................................ 17 Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 36 Kuntz Simmental Farm................................... 40 LaBatte Simmentals....................................... 40 Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 36 Lewis Farms................................................... 36 Little Willow Creek Ranch............................... 40 Lobster Point Farms....................................... 43 Lone Stone Farms.......................................... 36 M & J Farms................................................... 41 M & R Cattle Co.............................................. 36 MacKenzie Cattle Company........................... 36 Mader Ranches.............................................. 36 Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 41 Masterfeeds.................................................... 44 Maxwell Simmentals....................................... 37 McCormack Family Ranch............................. 40 MCG Simmentals........................................... 37 McIntosh Livestock......................................... 40 McManus Simmentals.................................... 41 McMillen Ranching Ltd................................... 40 Meadow Acres Simmentals....................... 23,40 MI Simmentals................................................ 37 Mitchell Cattle Co........................................... 35 Nolara Farms.................................................. 37 North Creek Simmentals................................ 40 North Hill Simmentals..................................... 37 O Double E Simmentals................................. 37 Oberg, Don..................................................... 44 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................. 37 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................. 37 Parkhill Ranches............................................. 37 Peace Country Simmentals............................ 35 Pearson Farms............................................... 37 Pheasantdale Cattle Co.................................. 40 Phillips Farms................................................. 43 Pine Creek Simmentals.................................. 37 Porter Ranches............................................... 37

Pro Rich Seeds............................................... 42 Rancier Farms................................................ 37 RDG Simmentals............................................ 37 Rehorst Farms Ltd.......................................... 42 Ririe Simmentals............................................ 37 River Point Cattle Co...................................... 42 Riverbank Farms............................................ 41 Robb Farms.................................................... 40 Robson Acres................................................. 42 Rosebud Simmentals..................................... 37 Rust Mountain View Ranch............................ 43 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 40 Seven-M Livestock......................................... 38 Silver Smith Farms......................................... 38 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................... 38 Skeels, Dan.................................................... 44 Southpaw Cattle Company............................. 38 Spring Creek Simmentals............................... 40 Spring Lake Simmentals................................. 38 Starwest Farms.............................................. 38 Steen Agences Inc.......................................... 44 Stewart Simmentals........................................ 43 Stock, Mark..................................................... 44 Stone Hill Farm............................................... 43 Stone Simmentals.......................................... 38 Storebo Farm.................................................. 40 Sullivan Simmentals....................................... 43 Sully’s Farm.................................................... 43 Sun Rise Simmentals..................................... 40 Sun Star Simmentals...................................... 38 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................... 41 Swan Lake Farms........................................... 41 Swantewitt Simmentals.................................. 38 T Bar C Cattle Co................................... 3,21,45 The Register................................................... 43 Timberlind Auctions........................................ 44 Todd Simmental Farm............................... 20,43 Transcon Livestock Corp.............................. IBC Triple Rose Simmentals................................. 43 Tryon Simmentals........................................... 43 TSN Livestock................................................ 41 Tymarc Livestock............................................ 38 Verleysen Farms............................................. 38 Virginia Ranch................................................ 38 W2 Farms....................................................... 41 W2 Land & Cattle .......................................... 38 Weldehaven Farms........................................ 43 Wells Crossing................................................ 38 Westway Farms Ltd........................................ 38 Wilfe’s Fleckvieh............................................. 39 Wilson Stock Farms........................................ 22 Windy Knoll Farms......................................... 43 WJ Simmentals............................................... 38 Wolfe Farms................................................... 39 XRC Simmentals............................................ 41


Spring 2021 Publication Information...................................................2

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation.............27

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

YCSA National Classic................................................... 28

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

Alberta Simmental Association................................. 29

Vet’s Advice....................................................................... 10

Saskatchewan Simmental Association.................... 30

CSA Board of Directors Election................................ 11

Manitoba Simmental Association............................. 31

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

Ontario Simmental Association................................. 32

CCA Article......................................................................... 16

Quebec Simmental Association................................ 33

Breed Improvement (French)..................................... 18

Maritime Simmental Association.............................. 33

Top 50 Herd Sires........................................................... 24

Advertiser’s Index............................................................ 46

Top 50 Herd Enrollment............................................... 25

CSA Contacts.................................................................... 47

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

What’s Happening.......................................................... 48

#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 Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net First Vice-President Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Second Vice-President Shane Williams East Garafraxa, ON P: 519-787-1323 C: 519-938-1220 jetslivestock@aol.com

CSA Directors Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 C: (780) 806-3560 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca

Blair McIntosh Maymont, SK C: (306) 441-7755 mcintoshlivestock@hotmail.com Bill Biglieni Douglas, MB, C: (204) 729-7925 wlblivestock@gmail.com

Alberta President Ben Farrant Lousana, AB 403-896-4331 b.farrant@centralab.coop Field Person Dwayne Martin Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com

Francis Gagnon Cheneville, QC P: (819) 428-3502 C: (514) 975-3722 Secretary: Katie Deeg francis_gagnon0407@hotmail.com P: (403) 899-2291 albertasimmental@gmail.com Jennie Mutch Vernon, PEI C: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P: (778) 245-0175 lornewebster@hotmail.com Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 819-5511

Saskatchewan President Kyle Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 861-9352 kyleashworth@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Manitoba Melissa McRae President Brandon, MB P: (204) 573-9903 prairiepistoldesigns@gmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

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 Member Services Manager: P: (403) 250-7979 Ashton Colvin memberservices.osa@gmail.com bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Quebec Sue Giles President: Pat Sullivan P: (403) 793-0409 Gracefield, QC sgiles@simmental.com (819)-334-2409 Processing Department & Member Services Secretary: Cassidy Cadarette Perry Welygan Foster Lac Brome, QC pwelygan@simmental.com (450)-204-6836 Laurie Macdonald lmacdonald@simmental.com cassidycadarette@icloud.com Dallas Wise Maritimes dwise@simmental.com President Receptionist & Member Services Kerwin Delong Devra Leavitt Kingston, NS dleavitt@simmental.com P: (902) 765-2645 Administrative Assistant kdelong@bellaliant.net Rae-Lee Erickson Secretary: Lacey Fisher rerickson@simmental.com Amherst, NS YCSA Coordinator P: (902) 661-0766 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com Crystal Fisk 306-897-0274 cfisk@simmental.com

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What’s Happening AUGUST Aug. 6 - 8 Aug. 27

Ontario Trillium Classic Lindsay, ON The Rose Bowl & Jenna/Flirt Event Olds, AB

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 10-11 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Sept. 25

OCTOBER

Oct. 1-3 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 8 Oct. 8-10 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 23 Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Oct. 27-30 Oct. 30

Dorran Cattle Co Bred Heifer Sale Didsbury, AB October/November Simmental Country Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Maritime Simmental Show Windsor, NS 19th Annual Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Hanover, ON Source for Success XX Sale Indian River, ON Ferme Gagnon & Guests 24th Annual Simmental Production Sale Cheneville, QC Eastern Harvest Simmental Female Sale Cheneville, QC

Olds Fall Classic Olds, AB Ontario Simmental Solution Sale Listowel, ON Olds Fall Classic Simmental Show Olds, AB IRCC “Quality Control” Female Sale Indian River, ON Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale Rimbey, AB Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale Ponoka, AB The Evolution: Volume 1 Lloydminster, SK Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale Dawson Creek, AB Anchor D “Pasture Treasures” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Expo Boeuf Victoriaville, QC Shades of Autumn Production Sale Houston, BC Boss Lake Genetics Elite Online Heifer Sale Stony Plain, AB Bar 5 ”Ron’s Retirement” Simmental & Angus Sale Markdale, ON December “Winter” Simmental Country Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Stars of the Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON RPCC & Guests “Fall Gala” Production Sale Glencoe, ON 2021 Edition Mader Ranches Ladies Night Carstairs, AB Atlantic Alliance Production Sale Nappan, NS Quebec Elite Sale Waterloo, QC Elite Selection Sale Shefford, QC Rust Mountain View Ranch Production Sale Mercer, ND Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB Sandy Hill Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lomond, AB

NOVEMBER

Nov. 3 - 6 Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Lloydminster, SK Nov. 10-14 Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Nov. 11 Farmfair International Simmental Show Edmonton, AB Nov. 16 Come As U R – Rainbow River Simmentals Online Production Sale Volume 2 DVAuction.com Nov. 18 Wilson Stock Farms Complete Dispersal Sale Moose Jaw, SK

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Nov. 18 Canadian Donors Pregnant Recipient Online Sale DLMS.ca Nov. 19 Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 41st Annual Sale Cypress River, MB Nov. 20 Futures One Online Simmental Sale :: Edition 12 DLMS.ca Nov. 22 - 27 Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK Nov. 24 Canadian National Simmental Show Regina, SK Nov. 24 Agribition Simmental “CWA 50th Anniversary” Sale Regina, SK Nov. 26 Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB Nov. 30 Canadian Classic Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB

DECEMBER

Dec. 1 Camrose Country Classic 10th Anniversary Sale Camrose, AB Dec. 1 January “Commercial Country” Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Dec. 3 SimPower Female Sale Olds, AB Dec. 4 Transcon’s Western Harvest 8th Annual Simmental Bred Heifer Sale Innisfail, AB Dec. 5 Queens Of The Heartland Production Sale McAuley, MB Dec. 6 Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK Dec. 7 Lakeview Simmentals Online Bred Heifer Sale Meachem, SK Dec. 7 Keystone Konnection 42nd Annual Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Dec. 8 Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity VIII” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Dec. 8 Double Bar D “Sharing The Herd” Genetics Sale Grenfell, SK Dec. 8 Westgold Farms Female Online Sale DLMS.ca Dec. 9 Transcon’s Simmsational 44th Annual Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK Dec. 10 McMillen Ranching Ltd. “Herdbuilder 2021” Sale Carievale, SK Dec. 11 Canadian Donors Pregnant Recipient Online Sale DLMS.ca Dec. 11 Gehl Ranch/Raymond Land & Cattle Commercial Bred Heifer Sale Hodgeville, SK Dec. 11 Transcon’s Season Wrap-Up Simmental Sale Neepawa, MB Dec. 12 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Dec. 13 Border City 4th Annual Simmental Sale Lloydminster, SK Dec. 13 Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull and Heifer Sale Lloydminster, SK Dec. 13 Mar Mac Farms New Generation Female Sale – Including Complete Black Angus Dispersal Brandon, MB Dec. 14 Southern Alberta Simmental Round Up 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Dec. 17 Friday Night Lights 10th Anniversary Simmental Sale Olds, AB Dec. 18 Transcon’s National Trust On Ice Semen & Embryo Sale Chapter XIV Red Deer, AB Dec. 18 Checkers Simmental Sale Olds, AB Dec. 19 Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Dec. 19 Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XXIV Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Dec. 21 Meadow Acres Simmentals Complete Dispersal Sale Lampman, SK Dec. 21 HBH Angus & Northern Light Simmentals Production Sale Oak River, MB Dec. 30 Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale Niagra Falls, ON Dec. 31 New Years Resolution 10th Anniversary Sale Moose Jaw, SK *All dates are subject to change



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