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VOLUME 42, NUMBER 5

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OctOber 9, 2021 Prospect Hill Shorthorns & Strilchuk Shorthorns Complete Herd Dispersal - Meeting Creek, AB

December 10, 2021 McMillen Ranching “Herdbuilder 2021” Sale - Carievale, SK

fall sales 2021

OctOber 4, 2021 NOvember 25, 2021 Millbrook’s Northern Canadian Western Agribition Exposure Vol. II - Brome, PQ National Shorthorn Sale - Regina, SK NOvember 25, 2021 Canadian Western Agribition National Gelbvieh Sale - Regina, SK

December 11, 2021 Pride of the Prairies Angus Sale - Saskatoon, SK

NOvember 29, 2021 Southern Angus Farms 3rd Annual Bull Sale - Fort Macleod, AB

December 11, 2021 Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale - Brandon, MB

December 1, 2021 Camrose Country Classic Simmental Sale - Camrose, AB

December 12, 2021 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale - Virden, MB

OctOber 18, 2021 Justamere Angus Female Sale Lloyminster, SK

December 2, 2021 Tri-N Charolais Farms Complete Herd Dispersal Lenore, MB

December 12, 2021 Females of Merit Volume 4 - Radville, SK

OctOber 21, 2021 Maders Ladies Night 2021 Edition - Carstairs, AB

December 3, 2021 Brylor Ranch Fall 2021 Bull Sale - Fort Macleod, AB

OctOber 22, 2021 Glen Gabel Angus Complete Dispersal with Guests Angus Harvest Classic Sale - Moose Jaw, SK

December 4, 2021 “Spotlight on the Valley” Elite Online Female Sale Arnprior, ON - DLMS Farmgate

OctOber 30, 2021 Sandy Hill Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale - Lomond, AB

December 6, 2021 Source of Elite Simmental Genetics - Lloydminster, SK

NOvember 17, 2021 All Star Classic Shorthorn Sale 2021 - Stettler, AB

December 8, 2021 Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Genetics Sale - Grenfell, SK

OctOber 16, 2021 49th Annual Canandian Red Roundup Sale - Olds, AB OctOber 17, 2021 RPCC & Guests “Fall Gala” Production Sale - Glencoe, ON

December 10, 2021 Touch of Class Angus Sale Saskatoon, SK

December 14, 2021 The Masterpiece Online Angus Sale - DLMS Farmgate December 15, 2021 Karsin Farms & Guests Bull & Female Sale Portage La Prairie, MB December 18, 2021 Checkers Simmental Sale - Olds, AB December 20, 2021 Blairs.Ag Oppurtunity Knocks - Lanigan, SK December 21, 2021 Meadow Acres Farms Complete Herd Dispersal - Lampman, SK

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Sale Agreement Terms and Conditions

he cattle business has grown and developed over a long period of time and certainly dates prior to the ways of commerce that we use today. At one time bartering was commonplace for generations of farmers and livestock producers. As our business has evolved it has become more complex and our trading area has grown for beef cattle genetics to the point of being a global marketplace involving people who may or may not have done business with each other before. To further complicate things, we are in a business of producing a product that can’t simply have a part replaced if something doesn’t work. Management after the sale plays a huge role in how that animal develops and performs and all things considered, things usually work out remarkably well. “The cattle will be selling under the terms and conditions as listed on the inside cover of your catalogue” is a phrase usually spoken at the start every purebred or seed-stock cattle sale in Canada. Often, the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA), or another respective Cattle Breed Association, is referenced as providing the specific Breeder’s Guarantee Guidelines which are to be applied to the breed(s) of cattle selling. Those recommended guidelines however can differ between breeds, and some seed-stock producers may have an entirely different guarantee that they use for their cattle. Some breeders may also offer their own insurance that the purchaser can decide to opt in or out of. The CSA Breeder’s Guarantee Guidelines are a very basic recommendation that was established by past CSA boards of directors and have been revised over time. They may not be perfect in every situation however they have served their purpose for over 50 years. One common misperception with these guidelines is that the CSA will

become a referee between the buyer and seller should a dispute arise. That is not the case. The CSA will assess the situation and will usually recommend a mediator be sought in the hope that the parties involved can work towards a mutually agreeable solution. As is the case with disagreements in any part of society, legal action may become the only recourse however, fortunately, that is a very rare occurrence. Beyond advice on breeding guarantee disputes, the CSA is often contacted on issues arising from the result of special terms or conditions on animals that are sold. This can involve things such as the shared use of a walking bull, and who uses him at a specific time and for how long. Reserving the right to collect semen on a bull or a future flush of a female are other situations that should be clearly defined prior to the time of sale. Who will show a joint owned animal or their future offspring can also become an issue and while it is impossible to list every possible situation that may occur with jointly owned animals, it is sound advice to write the conditions of sale down and have both parties sign that they clearly understand those terms. The seed-stock sector is one built on trust and understanding, and fortunately it is a business and lifestyle where a hand-shake still has meaning. Clearly outlining and understanding any special terms or conditions of a sale is simply good practice that ensures misunderstandings are kept to a minimum while enhancing the likelihood of a successful business relationship. On behalf of everyone at the CSA and Simmental Country, I would like to wish everyone the best of luck and good weather with your upcoming November and December sales as well as wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2022.

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

Complete Reporting (Again)

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t seems that we continually talk about the importance of complete reporting. There is a subtle shift in thought required to grasp the concept fully and it requires appreciating that the less than stellar individuals help to identify the best individuals and how much better these superior cattle really are. This is a selection mindset, rather than a marketing mindset. A marketing mindset may say, “why bother with these inferior animals when I will not market them anyway?” This approach actually hurts the relative standing of the superior animals that are being marketed. Weaning is an ideal time to talk about the concept of complete reporting, but it also applies to other traits, such as fertility and longevity. If you choose to report heifer pregnancy on your enrolment forms (you do not have to enroll the unregistered heifers), it is important to identify all heifers that were exposed and the resulting pregnancy information (open or bred) One of the areas where we lose a lot of data is in our female population. This is a really important area of focus in Simmental, particularly since the breed is such a major component of maternal genetics in our Canadian commercial population. So what does complete reporting of the female population look like from birth to entering production in the cow herd? And why is this an area we should really focus on?. Calving – It is important to report on all calves at birth. The reality is that some calves may get missed, but complete reporting helps to set the stage for all of these cattle moving forward. Birth data provides the foundation of contemporary (comparison) groups going forward. If you are reporting birth weights, it is important that calves are weighed and guesstimates are not used. Weaning – Weaning is really the next and potentially last opportunity for all of the calves in a calving group to be compared. Many herds will cull calves post-weaning and they will exit the dataset. This makes it extra important to report everything possible at weaning, as it anchors the animals that are retained relative to the entire population. Basic weaning data also tells us if the cow successfully weaned a calf. Yearling – A lot of females are not reported by breeders at yearling. Often the focus is on sale bulls but reporting on yearling heifers provides a lot of valuable information that has the added benefit of staying in the cow herd. Yearling weight is highly related

to age at puberty and mature size. It is important to report yearling data on all the females available (even those not being exposed) Ultrasound – This data does cost some money to collect but can often be coordinated with yearling weight collection. The application of ultrasound to replacement heifers provides a lifetime carcass record for that female that can be used to help determine the relative carcass merit of their offspring. It does not necessarily have the marketability or immediate payback of scanning a yearling bull pen, however it does provide ongoing benefits throughout the female’s entire productive career. Breeding Information – There is an opportunity on the female enrolment forms to provide breeding and resulting pregnancy test information on all heifers that are retained and exposed to a sire (naturally or AI). These heifers do not necessarily have to be enrolled, but it is extremely valuable to help identify those genetics that pass the first hurdle for maternal genetics. Calving (Again) – At this point in their life cycle, the heifer calf is hopefully ready to calve. This brings us back to the complete reporting at calving again. It also provides the first opportunity to collect other data on the female such as her weight and body condition (can be collected at scourguard time), her udder score, mothering ability and temperament. As with all traits, it is important to collect it on all cows if possible. Genomics – genomics or DNA testing is an area where there is very real temptation to test only the very best. It is important to try to test as many females as possible. The power of DNA testing lies in the ability to add accuracy to the evaluation. In essence it is like adding progeny records to a female’s production record before she has any calves. The earlier in life and the broader volume of females we can apply the technology to, the greater the power. With this perspective it becomes more readily apparent that DNA collection on complete groups of females has tremendous value. Additionally, as we continue to improve our marker information, we need information on a broad assortment of animals from all ends of the spectrum. At this point our heifer calves have gone full circle, from having their own data from calving to breeding reported and now reporting calves of their own. Most seedstock operators will

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from the CSA office is intended as a breeding tool and can provide valuable feedback about any missed information. The CSA Breed Improvement Committee and Board are working through various programs at their upcoming fall meetings to provide the membership opportunities to enhance their female data collection. Stay tuned for details.

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readily tell you that their success is built on their cow herd. Complete reporting on the females from your calf crop through to production is one of the best investments in adding true long-term value to the cowherd and the resulting progeny over generations. The THE Compliance Report available through the online system or from the CSA office is intended as a breeding tool and can provide valuable feedback about any missed information.The CSA Breed Improvement Committee and Board are working through various programs at their upcoming fall meetings to provide the membership opportunities to enhance their female data collection. Stay tuned for details.

Female Reporting Recommendations Production Report Stage Calving Report All Calves Weaning Report All Calves Yearling Report all Calves Ultrasound Report all Calves Genomics Report all Calves Breeding Report all Exposures and resulting Pregnant/Open Enrolment Enrol all females retained to Calving Calving Report all Calves from Enrolled Females Weaning Report all Calves from Enrolled Females

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Du Poste de Porte

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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Modalités et conditions de la vente

e monde des affaires en production bovine n’a jamais cessé de se développer au fil des années, et très certainement bien avant les réalités actuelles qu’on utilise pour faire du commerce. À l’époque, plusieurs générations de producteurs et de fermiers faisaient surtout du troc. Au fur et à mesure que les transactions se sont multipliées, le tout est devenu plus complexe et le monde de la vente de génétique bovine a cru à un point tel qu’il est devenu un marché global où les individus effectuent des transactions avec d’autres personnes qu’ils peuvent connaître ou non. Et pour compliquer le tout, nous sommes impliqués dans la production d’animaux pour lesquels on ne peut pas simplement remplacer une partie s’il y a un problème. En fait, la régie appliquée aux animaux après une vente joue une importance capitale sur le développement et les performances de l’animal. Mais, toutes choses considérées, tout se déroule généralement très bien. On entend souvent cette phrase au début de chaque vente de bovins de race pure au Canada “Les bovins seront vendus selon les modalités et les conditions de vente présentées dans le premier couvert intérieur de votre catalogue de vente ». Et, très souvent, on précisera que les modalités applicables en termes de Garantie fourni par l’Éleveur applicables sur la vente des animaux sont celles édictées par l’Association Simmental du Canada, ou bien par une autre association de race. Les modalités recommandées vont varier souvent entre les diverses races, alors que certains éleveurs peuvent offrir des garanties complètement différentes qui s’appliquent aux bovins qu’ils offrent en vente. Certains éleveurs peuvent aussi offrir leur propre assurance, auquel l’acheteur est libre d’y adhérer ou non. Les modalités de garantie édictées par l’ASC et offertes par un éleveur sont un semble de recommandation de base qui furent jadis établies par des conseils d’administration précédents, et qui ont été révisées depuis ce temps. Elles ne sont peut-être pas parfaites pour toutes les situations, toutefois elles ont fait l’affaire durant plus de cinquante ans. On pense souvent à tort que l’ASC agira en tant qu’arbitre au niveau de l’application de ces modalités, si un différend surgit entre un vendeur et un

acheteur. Ce n’est pas le cas. L’ASC pourra être appelée à évaluer une situation donnée, et celle-ci recommandera habituellement qu’un médiateur soit nommé, avec l’espoir qu’ils en arrivent à solution convenant aux deux parties. En bout de ligne, comme de tels litiges peuvent survenir dans n’importe quel secteur de la société, une action légale peut constituer le seul recours, ce qui est plutôt rare. Au-delà des avis pouvant être donnés par rapport à des différends concernant la garantie d’élevage applicable, on communique souvent avec l’ASC à propos d’enjeux relatifs à des termes ou des conditions spéciales utilisés pour des animaux vendus. Cela peut être par exemple pour déterminer les modalités d’utilisation d’un taureau en monte naturelle, où bien afin de savoir qui pourrait l’utiliser et pour combien de temps. D’autres exemples de situations devant être bien définies avant le début de la vente pourraient toucher le droit de recueillir de la semence sur un taureau donné, ou encore le droit sur une future récolte d’embryons chez une femelles donnée. Une autre situation pourrait concerner le droit d’exposer un animal ou bien sa progéniture. Et, bien qu’il soit impossible de préciser toutes les situations pouvant survenir pour des animaux possédés en copropriété, on recommanderait que les conditions de vente soient toujours bien expliquées par écrit et que les deux parties comprennent bien ces modalités. Le domaine de l’élevage de sujets de race pure s’est construit par la confiance et la bonne compréhension, et il est heureux de constater qu’une poignée de main est encore bien respectée. Si on veut éviter de mauvaises interprétations, il faut bien présenter et expliquer des conditions spéciales en vigueur pour une vente, de cette manière les sources de conflits seront minimales et cela améliorera vos chances de conserver de bonnes relations d’affaires. Au nom de tout le personnel de l’ASC et de la revue Simmental Country, j’aimerais vous souhaiter la meilleure des chances avec vos ventes en novembre et en décembre ainsi qu’avec les conditions météorologiques durant cette période. Joyeux Noël et une bonne et heureuse année 2022!

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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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Déclaration complète (Encore)

’ai l’impression qu’on parle continuellement de l’importance de faire une déclaration complète de vos données. Pour bien comprendre ce concept, on doit penser de manière différente, car il faut accepter le fait que les individus qui ne sont pas des superstars nous aident à identifier les meilleurs individus et à déterminer comment ces bovins sont réellement supérieurs. Il faut donc penser davantage en termes de sélection que de marketing. Avec une approche de marketing, on pourrait dire, “pourquoi je devrais me préoccuper de ces animaux car je ne les vendrai pas de toute façon ?” Cette approche fait en sorte qu’on fait du tort à la position relative des animaux supérieurs qui seront vendus. Le moment du sevrage représente une période idéale pour parler du concept de déclaration complète, toutefois cela s’applique aussi pour d’autres caractères tels que la fertilité et la longévité. Si vous décidez de déclarer le statut de la gestation sur vos formulaires d’enrôlement (vous n’avez pas à enrôler les génisses non enregistrées), il est important d’identifier toutes les génisses qui étaient mises à la saillie, ainsi que les résultats des vérifications de gestation (ouverte ou gestante). On perd beaucoup de données au niveau de la population des femelles. Compte tenu que la race Simmental possède une composante majeure de génétique maternelle au sein de la population bovine commerciale au Canada, il s’agit donc d’un aspect important où la race Simmental doit mettre l’emphase. Par conséquent, en quoi consiste la déclaration complète au niveau de la population des femelles, à partir de leur naissance jusqu’à leur entrée dans le troupeau reproducteur ? Et pourquoi devrait-on y accorder une grande emphase ? Vêlage – Il est important de déclarer les naissances de tous les veaux. En réalité, certains veaux pourraient être oubliés mais, avec une déclaration complète, cela prépare le terrain pour les suivis futurs de tous ces bovins. Les données de naissance nous fournissent la fondation des groupes contemporains (comparaisons) utilisés pour les étapes ultérieures. Si vous déclarez les poids de naissance, il est important de peser les veaux et de ne pas utiliser les poids estimés. Sevrage – Le sevrage représente en fait la prochaine opportunité, et peut-être la dernière, de comparer tous les

veaux d’un même groupe de naissances. Des veaux seront réformés après le sevrage dans plusieurs troupeaux et ceuxlà seront retirés des bases de données. Voici pourquoi il est extrêmement important de déclarer toutes les informations possibles au sevrage, car cela vient positionner les animaux gardés par rapport à la population complète. Les données de base au sevrage nous indiquent également si la vache a sevré un veau avec succès. Performance à un an – Certains éleveurs ne déclarent pas toute l’information à un an chez les femelles. L’emphase est souvent mise sur les taureaux pour la vente, toutefois les données déclarées chez les femelles d’un an fournissent des informations très utiles pour les femelles qui resteront dans le troupeau. Le poids à un an est fortement corrélé avec l’âge à la puberté et le poids à maturité. Il est important de déclarer les données à un an chez toutes les femelles disponibles (même celles qui ne sont pas exposées à la saillie). Ultrasons – Il y a des frais monétaires pour recueillir ces données, mais elles sont souvent effectuées en même temps que les pesées à un an. Les mesures par les ultrasons chez les génisses de remplacement nous procurent des données à vie sur la carcasse pour cette femelle, et celles-ci peuvent être utilisées afin de déterminer la valeur relative des qualités de carcasses chez sa progéniture. Cela ne vous fournit pas nécessairement un avantage pour la promotion ou bien un retour sur l’investissement comme lorsqu’on mesure un enclos de taureaux, toutefois cela nous fournit des bénéfices continus tout au long de la carrière productive de cette vache. Information sur la saillie – Sur les formulaires d’enrôlement, vous avez l’opportunité de déclarer les informations touchant la saillie et les résultats de gestation chez toutes les femelles retenues et exposées à un taureau (saillie naturelle ou insémination artificielle). Ces génisses n’ont pas nécessairement besoin d’être enrôlées, mais cela est très valable de pouvoir identifier les lignées génétiques qui rencontrent nos critères reliés aux qualités génétiques maternelles. Vêlage (Encore) – À cette étape de son cycle de vie, la génisse est heureusement prête à vêler. Cela nous ramène de nouveau à la déclaration complète au vêlage. Cela nous fournit

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la première occasion de recueillir des données chez cette femelle, telles son poids et sa condition de chair (pouvant aussi être mesuré au moment de la vaccination avec Scourgard), les cotes sur son pis, son aptitude maternelle et son tempérament. Comme pour tous les caractères, il est important de recueillir si possible les données chez toutes les vaches. Génomique – au niveau de la génomique et de l’analyse de l’ADN, il existe une véritable tentation à ne faire tester que les meilleurs sujets. Il est important de tenter de tester autant de femelles que possible. La valeur des mesures de l’ADN repose surtout sur l’opportunité d’accroître la précision de l’évaluation génétique. En réalité c’est comme si on ajoutait des données chez la progéniture au dossier de production d’une femelle donnée, mais avant qu’elle ait eu des veaux. Plus on pourra effectuer ces mesures tôt dans la vie et chez le plus grand nombre possible de femelles et plus on pourra retirer des bénéfices de cette technologie. Avec une telle perspective, on comprend mieux pourquoi la cueillette de données sur l’ADN du plus grand nombre de femelles peut apporter de la valeur. De plus, alors qu’on continue d’améliorer nos connaissances sur les marqueurs, on a besoin d’information sur l’éventail le plus large d’animaux de toutes les catégories.

À ce stade-ci, on aura fait un tour d’horizon complet chez nos génisses, en ayant leurs propres données à partir de la naissance jusqu’à leur confirmation de reproduction, et puis en déclarant les informations sur leurs propres veaux. La plupart des éleveurs de race pure vont vous dire sans réserve que leur succès dépend de leur troupeau de vaches. La déclaration complète pour toutes les femelles, de leur naissance et au fil de leur production, représente l’un des meilleurs investissements afin d’ajouter de la valeur à long terme dans un troupeau et pour les progénitures à venir dans les générations futures. Le Rapport de conformité du programme THE disponible sur le site internet ou au bureau de l’ASC est là pour vous servir d’outil d’élevage, et il peut vous fournir des rappels utiles concernant certaines informations manquantes. Le comité d’amélioration de la race et le conseil d’administration de l’ASC travaillent lors de leurs réunions de l’automne au niveau de divers programmes qui permettront aux membres d’améliorer leur cueillette de données chez les femelles reproductrices. Surveillez les détails à venir.

Recommandations de déclarations chez les femelles Stade de Déclarer Ne pas déclarer production Vêlage Déclarer tous les veaux Sevrage Déclarer tous les veaux Âge d’un an Déclarer tous les veaux Ultrasons Déclarer tous les veaux Génomique Déclarer tous les veaux Génisses non Saillie Déclarer toutes les sélectionnées saillies et le résultat Les retirer du troupeau (gestante ou non) Employer les codes de Enrôlement Enrôler toutes les réforme appropriés femelles retenues pour les vêlages Vêlage Déclarer tous les veaux issus des femelles enrôlées Sevrage Déclarer tous les veaux issus des femelles enrôlées

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Featuring... Scissors Creek Cattle Company

JLP 173H

Mark & Jennalee Beutler & Family Whitewood, SK 306-735-4434 Mark’s Cell: 306-735-7841 jennalee_e@hotmail.com www.scissorscreekcattle.com

Johns Purebred & Commercial Simmental Cattle Dana, Megan & Terron Johns Kenton, MB 204-838-2003 Dana’s Cell: 204-365-7149 johnsdm@goinet.ca Greg & Allyson Workman Minto, MB Greg’s Cell: 204-724-0564 geworkman61@gmail.com

Sun Rise Simmentals

DMJ 94H

SVS 29H

Evan & Linda Cuss Spy Hill, SK 306-534-4700 Cell: 306-745-7431 cuss@sasktel.net www.sunrisesimmentals.com

Sunville Simmentals

Duane & Nadine, Tara-Lynn, Trystann & Addyson Caumartin McCreary, MB Home: 204-835-2748 Duane’s Cell: 204-572-6828 dncaumartin@gmail.com Full Sister Sells

SCCC 17H

Glenn & Barry Lowes Eric & Melissa Pateman

McAuley, MB 204-722-2222 Glen: 204-851-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 Eric: 306-434-8567 brookecanart@gmail.com mmwilson87@hotmail.com www.jpcattle.com

SALE MANAGED BY

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

info@tbarc.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335 www.buyagro.com

View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com

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Northern Light Simmentals Sale Monday, December 6, 2021 - Oak River, MB Selling: Over 50 Lots of Simmental Bred Heifers

NAC 22H

NAC 189G

NCK 144H

NAC 173H

NAC 110H

NAC 30H

Featuring progeny and services of: M A F Northern Red 79C, N A C Battle Cry 4F, Wheatland Front Runner 896F, WS Epic E152, Springcreek Ladies Man 90E, Hart State of War 056C, X-T Doc Holiday 16D, LFE Night Hawk 3013D, WLB Top Tier 456G, KWA Slider 196H

Sale Managed By:

Rossburn, MB

Neil Carson Cody Carson Ph: 204-773-6927 Ph: 204-859-0658 neilcarson1973@gmail.com www.simmentalbreeders.ca

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T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Chris: 306-220-5006 Shane: 403-363-9973 Ben: 519-374-3335

Transcon Livestock Corp. Jay: 403-556-5563 Darren: 403-323-3985 Glenn: 780-542-0634

View the catalogue online at

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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

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Processing & Vaccinating Hints

his fall before processing your purebred, crossbred or commercial calves try and heed some of these straightforward points to make the process go smoothly and your calves get their maximal protection. • Store vaccine in the middle area of fridge, according to label, maintain chain of refrigeration. Check fridge temperature is 3-7degrees and maintain it. Keep thermometer in fridge. (Don’t store vaccines in door of the fridge) • Cooler to keep cool in summer warm in winter and use ice packs 3-7 degrees. Do not have ice packs directly in contact with vaccine. Keep vaccine in packaging until ready to use. • Prevent vaccine from freezing or getting too hot • Prepare in advance that the chute and alleyway are working properly, no protruding or sharp bits, sliders working properly. • Have emergency kit available stocked and labeled. (epinephrine, dexamethasone, antihistamine, blood stopper, wound spray etc,) • Mix only enough modified vaccine to last 1-2 hours, tops. Best to mix just as needed. • Have a sharps container and use it. Check expiry and withdrawal dates of products before usage. Water based vaccines are 21 days slaughter withdrawal. Oil based vaccines are 60 days slaughter withdrawal. • Swirl vaccine when rehydrate, don’t shake vigorously. • Agitate killed vaccine to have a uniform mixture (I.E. clostridial vaccines) • Select appropriate needle size. 16-18-19-20 depending on size and maturity of cattle and viscosity of product. As short as can be to get under the skin for sc administration. • Syringes well maintained and cleaned (hot water) store in fridge or freezer after vaccinating for the day. One drop of glycerin or cooking canola oil placed on the rubber o ring maintains sliding motion easily. • Callibrate syringes to make sure dispensing right amount. E.g. At 2cc a dose after 12 head a 50 cc syringe should be half gone. • Oil based vaccines use syringes designed for that. • PAID GOOD MONEY FOR VACCINES & Other products. LOOK AFTER THEM • Use vaccines with as low a dose as possible. • Make sure and go SC as possibility of giving vaccine into a muscle and hitting an arteriole will give an allergic reaction so watch these things. • Don’t disinfect vaccination needles between animals. Only disinfect implant needles between uses.

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• Make sure and agitate killed vaccines especially clostridial ones before using & same with products like safeguard suspension dewormer. • If in doubt they got the full dose for any reason (vaccine on hide) repeat • Use the one-handed subcutaneous technique where ever possible to avoid hand or arm injuries. One vaccine gun in each hand if giving two shots. • Always catch for proper restraint. (safer for administrator and cattle) • Use paddles, flags or rattles at most for sorting no whips, canes or prods. • Try to avoid vaccinating in the rain (potential for abscesses) or with branding- scalding. • Double and triple check the dosage i.e. Clostridials depending on the brand come in 2cc-5cc dosage. Critical to get the proper dosage. • Try and use vaccines that have the lowest dosage.. • With all products read and follow label directions. Recheck label especially if you change trade names of products. Double check dosage route of administration and any warning signs or precautions or contraindications. • The labels are in fine print but deserve a review from time to time. • If an animal escapes have a process rerun to vaccinate. • We are vaccinating to establish herd immunity certain individual animals because of biological variation stress etc may not develop complete protection. • Take the time to properly train new vaccinators and processors on your ranch farm or feedlot. It is the most critical job as far as disease prevention is concerned. Following all these recommendations will go a long ways to maintaining healthier cattle with good protection against the diseases you are vaccinating for. Lots of the vaccines we use efficacy is quite high just like the COVID 19vaccines for people. Hopefully you found some of these points quite useful as often something can be improved on.

Let Customers Know About Your Event!

EBLAST www.simmentalcountry.com Contact Sue for more information on Simmental Country Eblasts

Sue Giles

403-793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

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Director

Meet the CSA Directors Bill Biglieni

After nearly 50 years, largely in the purebred beef industry, Bill Biglieni is being a bit modest when he says he may have “some knowledge” to offer ideas as Manitoba Region a recently elected director from Manitoba to the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) board. He says he is pleased to see so many young breeders and beef producers with energy and newly involved in the organization, as well. “Hopefully I have something to contribute,” says Biglieni, owner of WLB Livestock at Douglas MB. “But we also need that younger mindset who are enthused by what they are doing, being involved in guiding the association and the breed in the years to come.” Biglieni, who joined the CSA board in 2020, says it was an energy among all purebred breeders in the Canadian beef industry that convinced him to settle in Canada back in the mid 1970s. It was about 45 years ago that Biglieni, a farm boy from Missouri, showed up in southern Manitoba to help the Bar 5 Simmental ranch at Douglas with their bull sale. He returned a year later to help the ranch again with sale preparations. “I believe it was during that second visit I was convinced the Canadian purebred beef breeders were on the right track,” says Biglieni. “It didn’t matter what breed really, I could see that breeders were committed to developing good working type of cattle. And I believe the Canadian Simmental breeders were among the leaders with a mindset and the momentum to move the breed forward.” Biglieni, who in October 2021 had just recently returned from judging cattle at the Expo Bouef (Beef) in Victoriaville, QC, says the enthusiasm hasn’t waned. “It was that mindset among Canadian breeders that intrigued me in the ‘70s and seeing Simmental breeders today I don’t believe the enthusiasm and dedication to the breed has changed a bit.” Biglieni was born and raised on a mixed farming operation near Republic, in south-western Missouri, where the family produced hogs, dairy and beef cattle. In his late teens, Biglieni had the opportunity to come to Bar 5 Simmental — one of the first Simmental operations in Western Canada — to prepare bulls for Bar 5 sales. It was the next year after his second stint at Bar 5, Biglieni also met Donn Mitchell who owned the nearby, world renowned Klondike Farms, one of the leading purebred polled Hereford operations. That meeting led to Biglieni staying on to help with calving and A.I. breeding with the Klondike cowherd.

Bill Biglieni

That contact with those Manitoba farms, resulted in Biglieni making a permanent move to Canada, first working 12 years for Klondike Farms, followed by another 13 years at Bar 5 Simmental where he first worked with the cowherd, then later moved over to the show barn and eventually became sales manager. After Biglieni left Bar 5 in 2000, Bill and Nancy started the Simmental division of WLB Livestock with the purchase of their first six purebred Simmental cows. A family run operation that included Bill and Nancy and their two sons, over the years they built WLB Livestock into a highly respected two-breed operation that included a purebred Red and Black Simmental herd along with a purebred polled Hereford herd. “Our sons have done well and pursued their own careers in the agriculture industry, so in the later years it was primarily a mom and pop operation involving Nancy and myself,” says Biglieni. In 2016 they dispersed the 132 head purebred polled Hereford herd, followed four years later with the successful dispersal of their 326 head Simmental herd that grossed about $2 million in sales. “I think of it more as slowing down rather than retiring,” says Biglieni, noting they still have a few cattle around the farm. Among other interests, he continues to serve as a livestock judge for all breeds of cattle at various shows. Over the years that work has taken him across much of the U.S. as well as from coast to coast in Canada. But it was also in 2020 that Biglieni was encouraged by Manitoba Simmental breeders to let his name stand for director of the Canadian Simmental Association. “This is really the first time I have gotten involved with association side of the industry,” says Biglieni. “When it was just the two of us looking after a fairly large purebred operation there just wasn’t time. Now I have time to give the association work the attention and commitment it deserves. It is an opportunity to give back to an organization that has been so supportive of me over the years. “Since becoming a director (in the middle of COVID) I have become very experienced in attending Zoom meetings. I can tell it is a board that is welcoming of questions and ideas, it is not intimidating, and it is a very inviting table to sit at. I look forward hopefully in the coming months to be able to meet everyone in person.”

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Director

Meet the CSA Directors Jennie Mutch Jennie Mutch has been involved with beef industry organizations almost from the get go. a youngster born and raised Prince Edward Island As on the family mixed farming Region operation in central Prince Edward Island (PEI) she got involved with a 4-H beef club at a young age showing commercial heifers and steers, but in her teenage years connected with the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) Maritime Classic. Even though her family farm didn’t have any Simmental cattle of their own, she borrowed purebred Simmental calves from local breeders and got involved in YCSA show events. That led to involvement with the YCSA provincial and national organizations, so it wasn’t surprising in the fall of 2020 she allowed her name stand for election as Maritime director on the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) board. “I was elected in the middle of COVID so most of the contact with CSA so far has been virtual,” says Mutch who is into her second year of a three-year term. “But I have connected with so many great people and I look forward to hopefully having in-person contact with them over the coming year.” She is excited about her new position as chair of the CSA promotion’s committee. Mutch was born and raised on a mixed farming operation at North Wiltshire. Along with the main farm enterprise being potato production, they also ran a commercial beef herd — a British based cowherd crossed with Maine Anjou and Limousin bulls. The farm also raised hogs and sheep and produced grain and forage crops in rotation. Joining a local 4-H beef club, Mutch got involved in raising and showing commercial beef heifers and market steers in various shows. “One year, probably in my later teens, I connected with the YCSA Maritime Classic in Halifax,” says Mutch. “It looked like a very good show and organization, so I decided to get involved.” Later she borrowed a purebred Simmental heifer from a breeder and began attending YCSA shows and events.” That eventually led to Mutch becoming a director of the YCSA Maritime association. She later served as president of the regional youth organization which earned her a seat on the national YCSA board. Eventually she “aged out” as a YCSA member.

Jennie Mutch

Mutch attended university, obtaining a degree in education. In 2010 she married an Island farm boy Stephen Mutch, who had been raised on the family-owned J.E.M Farms, a purebred Black Angus operation at Earnscliffe, about 20 minutes southeast of Charlottetown. Married in 2010, it was also the year they bought their first purebred female Simmental. “We just had a very small hobby farm at the time, but it was our start with purebred Simmentals,” says Mutch. They added a few more head over the next few years and then as they out grew the hobby farm, they had an opportunity in 2016 to buy a larger beef farm operation near Earnscliffe. While she and Stephen both worked off farm — she is a math and English teacher at Queen Charlotte Intermediate School in Charlottetown, while Stephen is a fiscal analyst with the provincial government — they have also worked to expand their Simmental herd on Mutch Farms. Today they have a 30-head Simmental cowherd of mostly red factor females along with a few Fleckvieh animals, and a few head of purebred Black Angus as well. Along with off farm careers, the farm and raising a young family, Jennie and Stephen have also been involved in attending beef shows and sales across the Maritimes and as far west as the Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville, QC. Jennie has been involved with the Maritime regional Simmental association most recently serving as secretary. “Stephen and I have both been impressed with the opportunity the Simmental association affords to younger people who are new to the purebred industry and just getting established,” says Jennie. “We’ve had the opportunity to travel quite a bit and meet people. And everyone has been so receptive and supportive. It has been a great opportunity to develop a network of contacts across the beef industry. “ Mutch says being involved with the regional association with it’s connection to the national organization has been a real eye opener on how much work goes on behind the scenes to keep the organization operating efficiently for its members. ‘My husband and I work off the farm, but we were both raised on full time farming operations, and the farming lifestyle definitely brought us together, “ says Mutch. “We both value how we were raised and the opportunities we were given to learn and develop life skills through agriculture. “Now we have two children (Meredith-7 and John-5) and a lot of what motivates us to grow our involvement in the Simmental industry is to provide them with the opportunities that we are now so thankful we were given. Our children love being on the farm, and each year they get a bit older, help out more, and take a greater interest in Simmental cattle. It’s pretty awesome.”

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December 8, 2021 1:00 PM At Spring Creek Ranch Near Moosomin, SK Simmental Cows, Simmental, Angus & Sim/Angus Bred Heifers 26 Simmental Cows - 28 Simmental Bred Heifers - 5 Sim/Angus Bred Heifers - 9 Angus Bred Heifers

MBJ 23H SBSF EASTWOOD 22E X SPRINGCREEK ADDIE 17F

MBJ 38H CMS FIREBALL 813F X SPRINGCREEK AMANDA 57B

MBJ 56H CMS FIREBALL 813F X SPRINGCREEK GRACIE 99B

MBJ 45H CMS FIREBALL 813F X SPRINGCREEK LASS 134E

MBJ 70H NGDB STRUCTURE 34D X SPRINGCREEK ADDIE 130B

MBJ 113H SPRINGCREEK BLUE CHIP 9D X SPRINGCREEK BROOKE 68Z

SIMM/ANGUS

MBJ 140H CMS FIREBALL 813F X SPRINGCREEK DELLA 14F

MBJ 149H CMS FIREBALL 813F X SPRINGCREEK GOLDY 63E

MBJ 49H BAR-H MINDBENDER 141D X SPRINGCREEK HONEY 3F

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Black Gold Approval X Captain Scream Pocahontas 68M Cow family bred: WLB Top Tier

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IPU Dillinger 80B X Captain Scream Pocahontas 105L Cow family bred: WLB Top Tier

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NEWS RELEASE CANADIAN BEEF BREEDS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER October 7, 2021 Calgary, AB – The Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) is pleased to announce that Sandy Russell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Previously working as the Director of Business Development for CBBC’s leading initiative, the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN), Russell brings an in-depth understanding of the organization and vast experience in the Canadian beef industry with her. “CBBC is very fortunate to be able to have a leader like Sandy taking the reins of the organization,” says CBBC President David Sibbald. “I am excited and confident she will lead us forward to advance the organizations goals and initiatives focused on driving genetic value throughout the entire beef industry.” Russell, who holds a B.S.A and M.SC. from the University of Saskatchewan, is well-known within the Canadian beef industry. She has an extremely strong background in agriculture and brings a vast network of skills and experience to assist CBBC in accomplishing the exciting initiatives currently being spearheaded by the organization. “I am extremely excited for this opportunity and appreciate the confidence that the Board of Directors has placed in me,” Russell says. “I firmly believe the Canadian beef industry has a vibrant future ahead and I am confident that the continued collaborative approach that CBBC has shown to drive genetic advancements forward within the industry will secure our future success.” The Canadian Beef Breeds Council, an incorporated division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is focused on facilitating genetic advancements within the Canadian beef industry and representing the Canadian seedstock sector both domestically and internationally. For further information contact: Sandy Russell Chief Executive Officer Canadian Beef Breeds Council 306-281-7873 srussell@springcreekconsulting.ca

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FEMALE SA L E

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at the Farm

North Battleford, SK

26 BRED HEIFERS

KULYK SIMMENTALS Richard Kulyk

cell: 306.441.9238 rkulyk@sasktel.net

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Bob Lowe CCA President

In a business with many challenges outside of our control, resiliency often comes from looking for the silver lining. For this year, the drought meant hardships managing feed supplies for cattle and a low yielding harvest in many areas of the country. However, with the crops in the bins earlier than usual for many and weaning dates ahead of normal years, the fast-tracked fall schedule allowed more time to get around to those extra fall projects. Maybe it even made for a little extra time spent with family. As farmers and ranchers put in long hours preparing for the winter months ahead, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) kept busy with a number of advocacy efforts throughout the fall. Of key importance was the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) held near the end of September in New York. The historic event centred around bringing people together for solutionsorientated discussions and creating goals to address issues like hunger, climate change, and food waste. It was the first Summit of its kind held by the United Nations in over 25 years and CCA played a leadership role in Canada to ensure our sustainability efforts were recognized. While our involvement definitely saw the pendulum shift back in favour toward sustainable animal agriculture, plant-based diets continue to be incorrectly positioned as a climate change solution. When initial talks first started about the Summit, there was concern about what types of goals and solutions would come forward from the event. When it comes to Canada’s beef industry, we have a world-class sustainability story to tell. One that contributes to environmental solutions and healthy, sustainable diets. CCA took this opportunity to get involved in the UNFSS and worked to build positive conversations about the red meat industry by getting involved in pre-summit activities. Those included hosting an independent virtual dialogue series together with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in April. Through the dialogues, feedback was submitted to the UNFSS from a diverse set of stakeholders about what’s next in building a more sustainable protein supply chain for grazing livestock. The day before the Summit, the CCA led a multi-stakeholder statement with 21 other Canadian agrifood production leaders to celebrate our achievements and commit to do more. It could also be said the CCA was instrumental in encouraging increased engagement in the UNFSS from global livestock organizations. I’m happy to report the work paid off. Canada’s livestock industry received special mention from Canada’s leadership at the Summit in September. The speech was given by H.E. Alexandra

Bugailiskis, Canada’s Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), stating, “Canadian livestock producers are global leaders in sustainable production of protein with one of the lowest greenhouse gas emission profiles. Through sustainability assurance programs, Canada’s producers are demonstrating their commitment to further lowering their environmental footprint and making strong socioeconomic contributions.” It’s with sincere gratitude we thank the Government of Canada for their recognition of our sustainability efforts. While lots of work is still left to do on sharing the good news story of Canada’s beef industry, I’m pleased to see the small shift towards a more positive narrative surrounding the livestock industry on the world stage. Much of CCA’s fall advocacy efforts centred around the federal election. Moving forward into the 44th Parliament, we will continue to build and maintain relationships with all Parliamentarians, as we advocate on behalf of Canada’s beef producers. Front of mind for CCA as we talk to new and returning MPs and Senators will be economic resilience coming out of the pandemic, new trade opportunities, and both the opportunities and challenges of new climate action. CCA will continue its work with the federal government on policies to mitigate the impacts of this summer’s severe weather events. I’m pleased to see that drought and wildfire relief funding for cattle producers under AgriRecovery has been rolled out in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. As we move towards the development of the Next Agricultural Policy Framework, a key priority for CCA will be to ensure there are effective and equitable Business Risk Management programs to help farmers, ranchers, and feeders manage inevitable difficult times. We will make sure this is top of mind for federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers of Agriculture as they put their priorities together for the next framework. While this last year has had its fair share of challenges, it’s important to celebrate the small wins. Like when our sector gets a special mention for our sustainability efforts at a global event. You never know what these milestones can snowball into. CCA will continue to build on the momentum on our advocacy efforts with Parliament resuming and the Next Ag Policy Framework in the works. In the meantime, we’ll keep our chins up and fingers crossed that the winter months bring just the right amount of moisture we need to carry us through next year’s season.

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♦ 17th

Annual ♦

ROCK SOLID BRED HEIFER SALE

♦ MONDAY DECEMBER 13TH, 2021 | 2:00 PM CST ♦

SOUTH BIRCHAM RANCH 8OFMILES PIAPOT, SK

ALL HEIFERS ARE ON AN EXPRESS VERIFIED VACCINATION PROGRAM

530 TOP CUT, HOME RAISED, BRITISH BASED

BRED HEIFERS FROM SOUTHWEST SASKATCHEWAN

♦ Black Simm X Black Angus ♦ Black Baldie

♦ Red Baldie ♦ Black Angus ♦ Red Angus

♦ Red Angus Sim ♦ Tans

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

*videos of sale lots available a week prior to sale on DLMS*

ONE HEIFER TO SELL WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO:

Consignors & Contact Information

Bircham Ranch Ltd. (Wayne) - 306.662.7940 Burgess Ranch (Joe) - 306-662-7818 Topham Ranches (Gary) - 306.295.4093 Diamond K Cattle Co. (Bryce) - 306.662.8733 Kelly Topham - 306.295.7900 Lee Crowley - 306.773.3174 Donnie Peacock - 306.662.8288

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To all the 2021 donators, bidders and buyers for helping make the FCSF Fundraiser Auction a successful sale raising

$65,147.00

5-W Simmentals Adair Ranch Ag-land farms Ltd. Alexis Dew Allflex Livestock Intelligence Alta Genetics Anchor D Simmentals Antoine Bourgeois Arrow Creek Simmentals Baehr Acres Shorthorns Bar 9 Simmentals Bar CL Livestock Barb Judd Beechinor Land & Livestock Black Gold Simmental Ltd. Bohrson Marketing Bonchuk Farms Bouchard Livestock Boundary Ranch Bova-Tech Ltd. Bow Tie Simmentals Bow Valley Genetics Bristol View Farm BRKY Livestock Bruce Holmquist Bullseye Feeds Camrose Country Classic Sale Group Canadian Cattle Identification Agency Canadian Cattlemen Canadian Simmental Association Canadian Simmental Country Canadian Sires Canadian Western Agribition Carew’s Simmentals Chessor Farms Clay Hurren Cowgirl Sisterhood Boutique Crowe Bros CW Saltwater Simmentals Czech-Mate Livestock Dalyn Woloshyn

Damian Moore & Amy Taylor Dart Simmentals Davenor Farm Davis-Rairdon Embryo Transplants Deeg Simmental DLMS/Cattlevids Dodgecity Simmentals Double Bar D Farms Downhill Simmental Elm Tree Farms Farl Farms Ferme Gagnon Inc. Ferme Terra Agri First Class Cattle Marketing Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Golden View Fabricating Goodbuy Livestock Gravandale Simmentals Handford Simmentals Hi Tech Farm High Country Cattle Services Highwood Land & Cattle Hillcrest Simmentals Jem Simmentals Jetstream Livestock JI Bar Cattle Company Johnson Ranching Jona Simmentals KD Simmentals Ketchum Manufacturing Inc. Keystone Livestock Krista Ferguson Kruger Farms KT Ranches Kulyk Simmentals LaBatte Farms Ltd. LaBatte Simmentals Lake Bottom Cattle Co. Laurence Kwiatkowski Layla Dorko

Lee & Faith Shologan Leewood Ranch Lewis Farms LRE Simmentals Lyseng Land & Cattle M & J Farms Maple Falls Simmentals Maplehurst Farms Massinon Farms Inc. MCG Simmentals McIntosh Livestock McMillen Ranching Ltd. Meadow Acres Simmentals Millington Ranch Mud Butte Simmentals Mutch Farms NEDZ Simmental Neogen North Hill Simmentals Northern Livestock Sales Oberg Auction Services Pearson Farms Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Peters Simmentals Pine Creek Simmentals Prairie Wind Farms Ranch Revival Rancier Farms Red Top Livestock Renlim Farms Rick-Sha Farm Ridgeview Cattle Co. River Point Cattle Co. Robb Farms Rockies R Ranch R-Plus Simmentals Rusylvia Cattle Co. Ryan Howdle Rylan H Steers S&J Farms Sandi’s Custom Creations

Sarah Reich Seven D Media Shelley Reich SIBL Simmentals Silver Lake Farms Silver Ridge Livestock Simmentals of Texas Smith Simmental Ranch Sniders Cattle Services South Bristol Cattle Co. Springer Simmentals Spruce Grove Cattle Co. Stout Bros Simmentals Sullivan Simmentals Sun Rise Simmentals Sun Star Simmentals T Bar C Cattle Co./Today’s Publishing Terra Agri Inc. Thompson Livestock Tia Schram Timberwood Farms TM Farms Tony Robertson Travis Hurren Trendsetter Livestock TSN Livestock Twin Meadow Livestock Farm Twisted Sisters Livestock V-5 Simmentals W2 Land & Cattle Webster Simmentals Westbrook Ventures WestGen Westman Farms Wilcox Simmentals Winding Lane Simmentals WLB LIvestock XRC Simmentals Young Canadian Simmental Association

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Our Deepest Sympathies

July 13, 1943 – October 2, 2021 It is with great sadness that the family share the passing of Stewart Jackson Ainsworth. Stewart was a devoted husband to Doreen and father to Greg (Tracey), Donna (Larry Arthur), and Grant (Claire). He will be profoundly missed by his grandchildren Jade, Shaylyn, Lindsay, Carson and Jace. Stewart is also survived by his brothers Marvin and Max Ainsworth. Stewart was born in Rimbey to Kelsa and Ruby Ainsworth. His love for farming and cattle began at a young age and grew from there. He was a lifelong rancher who took great pride in his family and farm. He worked hard for many years to create a ranch name and quality cattle that fit his very strict specifications! He instilled that same work ethic and pride in his children and grandchildren, which will live on th for generations. Stewart grew up in Byemoor, Alberta and married Doreen in 1967. At inswor A t r a that time he worked for the Lacombe AI unit, AI’d cattle at the Bull Pound Community Stew pasture and surrounding area, as well as starting their own cattle herd at the same time. In 1977, Stewart and Doreen moved the family North to Mayerthorpe and established Lazy S Ranch. Over the years, Stewart, Doreen and the family developed a quality purebred Simmental herd and had their first Lazy S Bull Sale in 1969. Stewart was extremely proud of the bull sales that have continued on now for over 50 years. He really enjoyed the friendships he made through the cattle industry… delivering bulls and getting to know other ranchers across Canada. Family was always very important to Stewart. There was always time for family fun in things like 4H and team penning, but there was also still work to do! Even if the kids came home late, Stewart always made sure they were up and put to work right away… the cattle came before sleep! In the later years, he still impressed that work ethic on his grandchildren, who he was so proud of and loved deeply. An online memorial will be announced at a later date. If you so wish, memorial donations in Stewart’s name can be made to the Young Canadian Simmental Association. #13, 410119 St NE Calgary, AB, T2E 7C4. 403-250-7979. Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

1991 – 2021

Our Deepest Sympathies

It is with great unbelievable sadness, that our Gail was killed in a vehicle accident on Sept 10, 2021 in her 30th year. Gail will be forever loved by her parents Bernie & Elizabeth Verleysen of Vermilion, AB, Brother Peter of Cobourg, ON, Boyfriend C.J Best of Vermilion, AB and all of the Davidson Families.

th lizabe Gail E sen Verley

In 2008 her parents moved to Alberta from Ontario because Gail wanted to Farm. They found a farm near Vermilion & 619 highway and began working for XXX Farms (Dean Davidson) a total of 12 years. Loving the purebred business, she started with black Simmentals and later into reds. She worked hard to promote and sell her bulls from open houses and Pride of the Prairies, and not another bull sale due to covid so with videos and private treaty, she always got it done. Gail was an up and coming “Cattleman” and didn’t care that she was a girl, she was going to fit in.

She loved the show ring and was a 4-H leader, ring man and promoter of 4-H kids. She sponsored kids without an animal with her own for them to show. She loved her cows which gave her even better bills and couldn’t wait for this year’s calf crop to come home but they will be seen through our eyes. Lakeland College, where Gail went to college will be taking donations (Gail Verleysen Fund) Please make note on the cheque a scholarship for the next deserving 4-H member or student that is excelling in agriculture and cattle (Canada wide) so her legacy can continue for years to come and her name won’t be forgotten. Viewing of the funeral can still be done on Creech’s Funeral Home’s website, Vermilion, AB 32

Gail was killed by a tractor trailer that had printed on the door “No Farmers, No Food” stay safe out there.

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Our Deepest Sympathies

May 22, 1946 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 75)

Betty passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday May 27, 2021 at the age of 75 years, Elizabeth Rose “Betty” Wilcox (nee Cady), of Treherne, MB. Betty leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Ernie, daughter Shirley (Roger) Tichon of Holland, MB, son Patrick (Tracey) Wilcox of Treherne, MB, grandchildren Anthony (Ariel), Brett, Cheyenne and Dalton; great grandchildren Bryn, Avery, Emma and Daxson; and by a sister Beverley (Jim) Wilcox of Winnipeg, MB. Betty was predeceased by her parents Percy & Irene Cady and by a brother Walter Cady.

se eth Ro Elizab (Cady) ” “Betty ox Wilc 1930 – 2021

Our Deepest Sympathies

It is with great sadness and relief that we announce the passing of Richard Stoddard on August 6th, 2021 at the age of 91, devoted husband of the late Ruth Adam. Dick leaves to mourn his two beloved sons Kirk (Penny) and David (Cynthia), his grandchildren Ceileigh (Mike), his great-grandson Carson, his grandchildren Alexis (Mathieu), Brooke (Olivier), Mitchell (Maelle), Dylan and Nathan. Dick had many accomplishments in his life from working at Pratt and Whitney (Bristol Air), and this attached him to the RCAF. After this, he and Ruth moved back to the family business at Adam Lumber. Dick had many activities on the go, he enjoyed his flying days, hunting and his golf. He also became interested and active in the purebred cattle business where he became president of the CSA. He leaves many memories with his friends and family and will be missed by all.

Richar d “Di Stodda ck” rd

Our Deepest Sympathies

Sept 27,1970 - Oct 17,2021

Our hearts are heavy, as we lost a loving husband, father & grandfather. It is a void no one will ever be able to fill. We know he is at peace. Steve has left his hand print on the farm. It is his legacy for Christel & Adeline.

Steve

Humbke

Congratulations Matt Bates (parents David & Cindy) & Sophie Wotten (parents Glenn & Pamela- Elm Tree Farms) were married on the farm in Little Britain, Ontario on August 14, 2021.

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2021 YCSA Facebook Auction The Auction will run December 1st - 4th on the Young Canadian Simmental Association Facebook page.

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SSA SCHOLARSHIP DONATION HEIFER

reg #: 1362947 bd: Jan. 13, 2021 s: MRL BOA 204F d: HWY 5 MISS PETRA 72C mgs: IPU PITTSBURGH 17Y Flying W Miss Rosie 13J will be sold by Dutch Auction before the Agribition Simmental Sale - for every $10 donated you get 1 ticket in the draw drum. One lucky winner will be selected! The auction will also be broadcast on DLMS starting at 6:30 PM, Nov. 24, 2021

Flying W Miss Rosie 13J Thank you to... FLYING W STOCK FARM

Colby, Carmen, Grady, Porter and Paisley Wolkowski of Canora, SK for donating the 2021 Scholarship Heifer!

Sweepstake$ Saskatchewan Simmental

6 PM :: Nov. 24, 2021 :: Agribition, John Deere Sales Arena

:: Over $30,000 in prize money and prizes! :: Silver memberships only $100! For a chance to win... - $15,000 in Sale Credits to Agribition Sale - Secondary prizes drawn throughout the night - Silver memberships can be purchased in advance

Agribition Simmental Show Schedule Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4 - 7 PM CSA Party in the Barn! Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

Canadian National Simmental Show Beef On a Bun Supper Draws for $15,000 in Sale Credits and secondary prizes Scholarship Heifer Auction Agribition Simmental Sale

Friday, November 29, 2019 10:00 AM

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

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Commercial Cattle Show

Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Bull Pen Alley Show Junior Beef Extreme Commercial Cattle Sale

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in Join us

portage La Prairie, MB FOR THE NATIONAL CSA CONVENTION

July 21-24, 2022

Manitoba fall events October 27-30 th - MANITOBA ag ex - brandon, manitoba NOV. 16 t h Come As U R - Rainbow River Simmental Production Sale - DVAuctions Nov. 19 th Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 41st Annual Sale - Cypress River, Manitoba DEC. 4 th Keystone Konnection 42nd Annual Sale - Brandon, Manitoba DEC. 5 th Queens of the Heartland Production Sale - McAuley, Manitoba DEC. 6 t h Northern Light Simmentals & HBH Angus Production Sale - Virden, Manitoba DEC. 11 t h Transcon’s Season Wrap Up Sale - Neepawa, Manitoba DEC. 11 t h Shades Of The Prairies Simmental Sale - Brandon, Manitoba DEC. 12 t h Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale - Virden, Manitoba DEC. 13 t h Mar Mac Farms New Generation Female Sale & Complete Black Angus Dispersal - Brandon, Manitoba DEC. 14 t h Karsin Farms & Guests Bull & Female Sale - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

to s n o i t a tul a r g n o C Commercial Breeders of the year

Keystone Simmental Assocation - Joynt Simmentals, Alexander, MB

MSA AG M 7 P M - JA N UA RY 9 V IA Z O OM

Pembina Triangle Simmental Association - J & B Livestock, Baldur, MB

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

www.mbsimmental.com

Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0 President: Melissa McRae 204-573-9903 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca 37

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It Pays To Buy In Quebec! C’est Payant D’acheter au Québec! All buyers who purchase a Purebred Simmental bull between October 1, 2021 and September 31, 2022, will be entered to win 1 of 2 $1000 credits towards your next bull or female purcahse from a Quebec breeder. Tous les acheteurs qui achètent un taureau Simmental Pure Race entre le 1er octobre 2021 et le 31 septembre 2022, seront inscrits pour gagner 1 des 2 crédits de 1000$ vers votre prochain achat de taureau ou de femelle d’un éleveur du Québec

For More Information Contact

Pat Sullivan, QSA President 819-334-2409

Pour Plus d’informations, Contactez

Vincent Rodrique, QSA Vice-President 418-333-4308 asq-qsa@outlook.com

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High Sellers and Buyers High Sellers and Buyers ØAtlantic Atlantic AllianceProduction ProductionSale Sale Ø Alliance Lot 59: $11,750 - Pine Creek Simmentals, Lot 59: $11,750 - Pine Creek Simmentals, ABAB 23October October 2021 23 2021 Lot 60: $7,000 - Trevor - Trevor Paula Hiltz, Lot 60: $7,000 && Paula Hiltz, NSNS Lot 58: $6,250 - Clearwater - Clearwater Simmentals -DLMS AB Lot 58: $6,250 Simmentals - AB DLMSLivestreaming) Livestreaming) Nappan, NS(with (with Nappan, NS

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

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GARTH CUTLER

ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

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

Czech-Mate Livestock Jim & Gwen Smith Andrew & AJ Sullivan 403-818-3106

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Leewood Ranch Quality Simmental Cattle

Colt & Shannon Arnold 780-763-0084 780-581-8328 Mannville, Alberta Howard & Debbie Arnold 780-763-2275 www.Leewoodranch.ca 780-787-2275 leewoodranch@hotmail. Com

Producing Quality Simmental & Angus Seed Stock

www.lewisfarms.ca

27115A Twp. Rd. 524 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3M9

Office: 780-962-5050 Ken: 780-818-3829 Kyle: 780-220-9188

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Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

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harry & miChelle SaTChwell

and family

Box 47 Cremona, aB T0m 0r0 home 403.637.2587 Cell 403.818.4205 email virginiaranCh8@gmail.Com

Red and Black Simmental

Simmeron Ranch Martin Skaret 1-56021 RGE. RD. 261 Sturgeon County Alberta, T8R 0V9 Ph: 780-939-3248 Cell: 780 913 7963 mskaret@xplornet.com www.simmeronranch.ca

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

BARRY & BRENDA LABATTE Box 72 Gladmar, Sask. S0C 1A0 www.labattesimmentals.com Ph: (306)969-4820 labatte.simm@sasktel.net Cell: (306) 815-7900

Jim (306) 928-4636 Dave (306) 483-8660

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

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Solsgirth, MB DAVE WAYNE h: 204-842-3706 h: 204-842-3859 c: 204-773-0467 c: 204-796-0004 Raising Quality Simmental Seedstock

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23401 Big Bend Rd. Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0 Ron & Linda 519.695.6124 Mike & Melissa 226.268.0520

Murray Hewitt Kaleb Hewitt 705-323-9597 705-329-8594 3071 Warminster RD Severn, ON L3V 7C7

Rouge et Noir / Red and Black

Pur-sang / Purebred

85 Golf road, Waterloo, Québec Kirk Stoddard Join us on Alexis Stoddard 450 521-8561 Facebook! 450 531-5920

757 Bedford Hwy, Bedford NS

Herdsman, Jay Hiltz (Cell) 902-277-1102 jayhiltz@live.com

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5W Simmentals................................................ 46 ABC Cattle Co.................................................. 44 Adair Ranch...................................................... 40 Alameda Agencies Ltd...................................... 49 Alliance Simmental Farms................................ 46 Alta Genetics.................................................... 50 American Simmental Association..................... 48 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals Ltd........... 40, OBC Applecross........................................................ 40 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd............................ 44 Aumack Simmentals.................................... 20,44 Bar CL Livestock.............................................. 40 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals............................ 40 Big Rock Simmentals....................................... 40 Bircham Ranch Ltd........................................... 29 Black River Farms............................................ 46 BlackSand Cattle Company.............................. 46 Blushrose Farms......................................... 20,44 Bohrson Marketing Services................ 5,11,24,50 Bonchuk Farms................................................ 46 Boomer Creek Livestock.................................. 46 Bouchard Livestock International..................... 50 Boundary Ranch............................................... 44 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................... 50 Bow Valley Genetics......................................... 50 Brooksland Farms............................................ 47 Brown, Grady.................................................... 49 Burgess Ranch................................................. 29 Canadian Cattlemen......................................... 50 Carey, Brent...................................................... 49 Cattle Cures ..................................................... 49 Circle G Simmentals & Angus.......................... 40 City View Simmentals....................................... 44 Clearwater Simmentals.................................... 40 Corner Stone Cattle Co.................................... 20 Crossroad Farms.............................................. 44 Crowley, Lee..................................................... 29 Czech-Mate Livestock...................................... 40 Dart Simmentals............................................... 20 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd............ 50 Deeg Simmentals............................................. 40 Destiny Simmentals.......................................... 47 Diamond K Cattle Co........................................ 29 Diamond T Simmentals.................................... 40 DJ Farms.......................................................... 47 Donovandale Farms......................................... 47 Dora Lee Genetics............................................ 47 Dorran Marketing Ltd........................................ 49 Dorran, Steve................................................... 49 Double Bar D Farms............................... IFC,1,44 Double G Simmentals....................................... 44 Downey Farms................................................. 46 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................... 47 Dwayann Simmentals....................................... 47 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals.................................. 41 East Poplar Simmentals.............................. 25,44 Edge, Dean....................................................... 49 EDN Simmentals.............................................. 44 Elm Tree Farms................................................ 47 Fallen Timber Farms........................................ 40 Ferme Davenor Farm....................................... 48 Ferme Gagnon................................................. 48 Ferme Terra Agri............................................... 10

First Class Cattle Marketing............. 3,5,20,21,50 Foley Simmentals............................................. 47 Gamache Simmentals...................................... 20 Genex............................................................... 50 GJR Simmentals............................................... 44 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd........................ 49 Gravandale Simmentals................................... 47 Grinalta Farms.................................................. 41 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd.............................................. 50 Hairy Hill Cattle Co........................................... 41 Hannah Simmentals......................................... 41 HBH Angus....................................................... 17 High Bluff Stock Farm....................................... 46 High Country Cattle Services........................... 41 Hi-Tech Farms.................................................. 47 Hoegl Livestock................................................ 44 Indian River Cattle Co...................................... 47 Janzen Ranches............................................... 41 Jetstream Livestock.......................................... 47 JNR Farms....................................................... 41 Johns Purebred & Commercial Simmental Cattle.16 JP Cattle co...................................................... 16 Keato Meadow Simmentals.............................. 41 Kin Kin Cattle Co.............................................. 41 Kindred Spirit Cattle.......................................... 20 Kulyk Simmentals............................................. 27 Kuntz Simmental Farm..................................... 45 LaBatte Simmentals.................................... 25,45 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.................................... 45 Lazy S Ranch Inc............................................. 41 Leewood Ranch.......................................... 30, 41 Lewis Farms..................................................... 41 Little Willow Creek Ranch................................. 45 Lobster Point Farms......................................... 48 Lone Stone Farms............................................ 41 M & J Farms..................................................... 46 M & R Cattle Co................................................ 41 MacKenzie Cattle Company............................. 41 Mader Ranches................................................ 41 Mar Mac Farms................................................ 46 Masterfeeds...................................................... 49 Maxwell Simmentals.................................... 11,42 McCormack Family Ranch.......................... 20,45 MCG Simmentals............................................. 42 McIntosh Livestock........................................... 45 McManus Simmentals...................................... 46 McMillen Ranching Ltd..................................... 45 MI Simmentals.................................................. 42 Mitchell Cattle Co............................................. 40 Mountain Ash.................................................... 20 Nolara Farms.................................................... 42 North Creek Simmentals.................................. 45 North Hill Simmentals....................................... 42 Northern Light Simmentals............................... 17 O Double E Simmentals................................... 42 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................... 42 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................... 42 Parkhill Ranches............................................... 42 Peace Country Simmentals.............................. 40 Peacock, Don................................................... 29 Pearson Farms................................................. 42 Pheasantdale Cattle Co.................................... 45 Phillips Farms................................................... 48

Pine Creek Simmentals.................................... 42 Porter Ranches................................................. 42 Pro Rich Seeds................................................. 47 Rancier Farms.................................................. 42 RDG Simmentals.............................................. 42 Red Rose Angus.......................................... 24,45 Rehorst Farms Ltd............................................ 47 Ririe Simmentals.............................................. 42 River Point Cattle Co........................................ 47 Riverbank Farms.............................................. 46 Robb Farms...................................................... 45 Robson Acres................................................... 47 Rosebud Simmentals....................................... 42 Rust Mountain View Ranch.............................. 48 SAJ Simmentals.......................................... 20,45 Scissors Creek Cattle Company....................... 16 Seven-M Livestock........................................... 43 Silver Smith Farms........................................... 43 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals..................... 43 Skeels, Dan...................................................... 49 Southpaw Cattle Company............................... 43 Sping Creek Simmentals............................. 24,45 Spring Lake Simmentals................................... 43 Spruce View Acres........................................... 13 Starwest Farms................................................ 43 Steen Agencies Inc........................................... 49 Stewart Simmentals.......................................... 48 Stock, Mark....................................................... 49 Stone Hill Farm................................................. 48 Stone Simmentals............................................ 43 Storebo Farms.................................................. 45 Sullivan Simmentals......................................... 48 Sully’s Farm...................................................... 48 Sun Rise Simmentals.................................. 16,45 Sun Star Simmentals........................................ 43 Sunny Valley Simmentals................................. 45 Sunville Simmentals......................................... 16 Swan Lake Farms............................................. 46 Swantewitt Simmentals.................................... 43 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd....................... 16,17,24,50 Timberland Auctions......................................... 49 Todd Simmentals.............................................. 48 Topham Ranches.............................................. 29 Topham, Kelly................................................... 29 Transcon Livestock.......................... 17,50,56,IBC Triple Rose Simmentals................................... 48 Tryon Simmentals............................................. 48 Tymarc Livestock.............................................. 43 Verleysen Farms............................................... 43 Virginia Ranch.................................................. 43 W2 Farms......................................................... 46 W2 Land & Cattle............................................. 43 Weldehaven Farms.......................................... 48 Well’s Crossing Cattle Company...................... 43 Westhill Ranch Simmentals.............................. 20 Westway Farms Ltd.......................................... 43 Windy Knoll Farm............................................. 48 WJ Simmentals................................................. 43 Wolfe Farms..................................................... 44 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh.............................................. 44 Wright’s............................................................. 47 XRC Simmentals......................................... 20,46 .............................................................................

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Winter 2021 Publication Information...................................................2 From The Gate Post (English)........................................6 Breed Improvement (English)........................................8 From The Gate Post (French)...................................... 12 Breed Improvement (French)..................................... 14 Vet’s Advice....................................................................... 18 Meet The CSA Dirrectors.............................................. 22 CBBC Article...................................................................... 26 CCA Article......................................................................... 20

Member Announcements............................................ 31 YCSA National Classic................................................... 34 Alberta Simmental Association................................. 35 Saskatchewan Simmental Association.................... 36 Manitoba Simmental Association............................. 37 Quebec Simmental Association................................ 38 Maritime Simmental Association.............................. 39 Advertiser’s Index............................................................ 51 CSA Contacts.................................................................... 52 What’s Happening.......................................................... 54

#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 Shane Williams East Garafraxa, ON P: 519-787-1323 C: 519-938-1220 jetslivestock@aol.com Second Vice-President Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 C: (780) 806-3560 johnsonranching@gmail.com CSA Directors Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Ben Farrant Lousana, AB P: 403-896-4331 redtopagventures@gmail.com

Blair McIntosh Maymont, SK C: (306) 441-7755 mcintoshlivestock@hotmail.com Bill Biglieni Douglas, MB, C: (204) 729-7925 wlblivestock@gmail.com Scott Mathews Canton de Hatley, QC C: (819) 993-5187 scottmathews01@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

Alberta President Barclay Smith Cherhill, AB P: 780-305-6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com Field Person Dwayne Martin Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 albertasimmental@gmail.com Saskatchewan President Kyle Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 861-9352 kyleashworth@hotmail.com

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

CSA Staff General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com

Secretary: Cassidy Cadarette Foster Lac Brome, QC (450)-204-6836 cassidycadarette@icloud.com

Processing Department & Member Services Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com

Office Manager Member Services Manager: Barb Judd Ashton Colvin P: (403) 250-7979 memberservices.osa@gmail.com bjudd@simmental.com Quebec Programs Coordinator President: Pat Sullivan Sue Giles Gracefield, QC P: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com (819)-334-2409

Maritimes President Kerwin Delong Secretary: Carolyn McCormack Kingston, NS P: (306) 697-2945 P: (902) 765-2645 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca kdelong@bellaliant.net Manitoba Secretary: Lacey Fisher Melissa McRae Amherst, NS President P: (902) 661-0766 Brandon, MB timberwoodfarms@seasidehighP: (204) 573-9903 speed.com prairiepistoldesigns@gmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

Laurie Macdonald lmacdonald@simmental.com Dallas Wise dwise@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt dleavitt@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Crystal Fisk 306-897-0274 cfisk@simmental.com

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What’s Happening NOVEMBER NOV. 16 COME AS U R – RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS ONLINE PRODUCTION SALE VOLUME 2 DVAUCTION.COM NOV. 17 CHITTICK FARMS PRODUCTION SALE MAYERTHORPE, AB NOV. 18 WILSON STOCK FARMS COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE MOOSE JAW, SK NOV. 19 PEMBINA TRIANGLE SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION 41ST ANNUAL SALE CYPRESS RIVER, MB NOV. 20 FUTURES ONE ONLINE SIMMENTAL SALE :: EDITION 12 DLMS.CA NOV. 20 GOLDEN DAWN FARMS BRED FLECKVIEH FEMALE SALE DECORAH, IA NOV. 20 R&R ACRES’ 21ST ANNUAL “BEEFMAKER” BULL SALE & MATURE COWHERD DISPERSAL AIRDRIE, AB NOV. 21 LAKEVIEW SIMMENTALS BRED HEIFER DISPERSAL & BULL SALE MEACHAM, SK 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 YCSA FACE BOOK AUCTION FACEBOOK DEC. 1 JANUARY “COMMERCIAL COUNTRY” ISSUE ADVERTISING BOOKING DEADLINE DEC. 3 SIMPOWER FEMALE SALE OLDS, AB DEC. 4 LEAHY SELECT SIMMENTAL ONLINE PRODUCTION SALE DLMS.CA DEC. 4 TRANSCON’S WESTERN HARVEST 8TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BRED HEIFER SALE INNISFAIL, AB DEC. 4 WOLFE FARMS 17TH ANNUAL FLECKVIEH BULL & FEMALE SALE VALLEYVIEW, AB DEC. 4 KEYSTONE KONNECTION 42ND ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE BRANDON, MB DEC. 5 QUEENS OF THE HEARTLAND PRODUCTION SALE MCAULEY, MB DEC. 6 HBH ANGUS & NORTHERN LIGHT SIMMENTALS PRODUCTION SALE OAK RIVER, MB DEC. 6 SOURCE OF ELITE SIMMENTAL GENETICS LLOYDMINSTER, SK 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 GEHL RANCH/RAYMOND LAND & CATTLE COMMERCIAL BRED HEIFER SALE HODGEVILLE, SK DEC. 11 TRANSCON’S SEASON WRAP-UP SIMMENTAL SALE NEEPAWA, MB DEC. 11 SHADES OF THE PRAIRIES SIMMENTAL SALE BRANDON, MB DEC. 11 KULYK SIMMENTAL 1ST ANNUAL ONLINE BRED HEIFER SALE ONLINE FARMGATE AUCTION 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. 13 17TH ANNUAL ROCK SOLID BRED HEIFER SALE PIAPOT, SK DEC. 14 SOUTHERN ALBERTA SIMMENTAL ROUND UP 28TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE STAVELY, AB DEC. 14 KARSIN FARMS & GUESTS BULL & FEMALE SALE PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB DEC. 15 CANADIAN DONORS PREGNANT RECIPIENT ONLINE SALE DLMS.CA DEC. 16 SPRINGSIDE FARMS FEMALE DISPERSAL SALE STETTLER 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 INNISFAIL, AB DEC. 18 CHECKERS SIMMENTAL SALE OLDS, AB DEC. 19 TRANSCON’S FLECKVIEH EQUATION FULLBLOOD SIMMENTAL SALE INNISFAIL, AB DEC. 19 TRANSCON’S ULTIMATE RED & BLACK XXIV SIMMENTAL SALE INNISFAIL, AB DEC. 21 MEADOW ACRES SIMMENTALS COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE LAMPMAN, SK DEC. 30 PREMIER & GUESTS FALLS VIEW PRODUCTION SALE NIAGARA FALLS, ON DEC. 31 NEW YEARS RESOLUTION 10TH ANNIVERSARY SALE MOOSE JAW, SK

JANUARY JAN. 29 JAN. 29

LAZY S RANCH BULL POWER SALE MAYERTHORPE, AB M. C. QUANTOCK “CANADA’S BULLS” BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, AB

FEBRUARY FEB. 5 FEB. 11 FEB. 12 FEB. 18 FEB. 18 FEB. 19 FEB. 20 FEB. 21 FEB. 23 FEB. 25 FEB. 26 FEB. 26 FEB. 27 FEB. 28

HILL 70 QUANTOCK RANCH LTD. BARN BURNIN’ BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, AB GENETIC EDGE BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB JNR FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE WILLINGDON, AB TRIANGLE STOCK FARM ANNUAL BULL SALE PARKLAND COUNTY, AB MADER RANCHES 33RD ANNUAL BULL SALE CARSTAIRS, AB FEBRUARY FREEZE ALL BREEDS FROZEN GENETICS ONLINE SALE DLMS.CA ELM TREE & FERME FORBELL ONLINE BULL SALE DLMS FARMGATE RENDEZVOUS FARMS18TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MONDAY SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB CROSSROAD FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE SHELL LAKE, SK LONE STONE FARMS SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL SALE WESTLOCK, AB TRANSCON’S PEACE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BEAVERLODGE, AB LEWIS FARMS 37TH ANNUAL BULL SALE SPRUCE GROVE, AB M&J / GLASMAN FARMS SIMMENTAL & ANGUS TWO YEAR OLD BULL & FEMALE SALE RUSSELL, MB BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BENTLEY, AB

MARCH MARCH 1 MARCH 1 MARCH 2

DOUBLE BAR D “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS” SIMMENTAL & SIMANGUS BULL SALE GRENFELL, SK MCG SIMMENTALS 7 GUEST BULL & FEMALE SALE STAVELY, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, THE ZIMMERS BULL SALE DAYSLAND, AB

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MARCH 3 MARCH 4 MARCH 4 MARCH 5 MARCH 5 MARCH 6 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 8 MARCH 9 MARCH 10 MARCH 10 MARCH 12 MARCH 14 MARCH 14 MARCH 15 MARCH 15

JP CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE MCAULEY, MB LABATTE SIMMENTALS 42ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE MOOSE JAW, SK CHITTICK FARMS BULL SALE MAYERTHORPE, AB BRIDGE CITY SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE SASKATOON, SK LEEWOOD RANCH BULL & FEMALE SALE MANNVILLE, AB R PLUS 22ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE ESTEVAN, SK CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL & ANGUS SALE NEEPAWA, MB THE RED WILLOW RANCH LTD. BULL SALE CUT KNIFE, SK TRANSCON’S BULL SPECTRUM SIMMENTAL SALE INNISFAIL, AB BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE VIRDEN, MB MAR-MAC FARMS BULL SALE BRANDON, MB SPRING CREEK’S “IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION” BULL SALE MOOSOMIN, SK TRANSCON’S 4TH ANNUAL NEXT STEP BULL SALE THORSBY, AB TRANSCON’S RED DEER COUNTY BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB SOUTH SASK SIMMENTAL & ANGUS SALE MOOSE JAW, SK OAKVIEW / PERSKIN / TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE DARLINGFORD, MB KUNTZ-MCINTOSH-SAJ SIMMENTAL BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE KILLARNEY, MB

MARCH 17 TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE NEEPAWA, MB MARCH 18 HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE INGLIS, MB MARCH 19 PROUDLY WESTERN SIMMENTAL BULL SALE WHITEWOOD, SK MARCH 19 8TH ANNUAL KULYK SIMMENTALS BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK MARCH 20 PRAIRIE WIND FARMS ONLINE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE DLMS.CA MARCH 21 HIGHWAY 21 GROUP CHROLAIS & SIMM/ANGUS BULL SALE HANNA, AB MARCH 21 TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE NEEPAWA, MB MARCH 24 WHEATLAND CATTLE CO. ANNUAL BULL SALE BIENFAIT, SK MARCH 24 JANZEN RANCHES 29TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL SALE ROSEMARY, AB MARCH 25 CATTLE CAPITAL BULL SALE STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB MARCH 27 BEST OF THE BREEDS BULL SALE YORKTON, SK MARCH 28 SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE SWIFT CURRENT, SK

APRIL APRIL 2 APRIL 2 APRIL 10

TRANSCON’S ADVANTAGE BULL SALE SASKATOON, SK MARITIME BULL TEST STATION SALE NAPPAN, NS SPIRIT OF THE NORTH BULL SALE SPIRITWOOD, SK

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Pasture 2021

Thank you to all of this years buyers 59 Fullblood Lots 12 Purebred Lots

Gross $542100 Gross $60400

Ave $9189 Ave $5033

71 Total Lots

Gross $602500

Ave $8486

Lot #13; Anchor D Hallie 258H - $20,500 Buyer; Beechinor Bros & DGR Cattle Co, AB

Lot #15; Anchor D Delilah 269H - $16,000 Buyer; Falkner Farms, Arkansas

Lot #28; Anchor D Hanelle 476H - $22,000 Buyer; Ferme BMS & Ferme Sibelle, PQ

Lot #35; Anchor D Hibiscus 561H - $31,000 Buyer; Falkner Farms, Arkansas

Lot #37; Anchor D Hesper 577H - $20,000 Buyer; Canadian Donors, AB

Lot #50; Anchor D Hillarie 681H - $15,000 Buyer; Starwest Farms, AB

Crooked Lakes Livestock, AB Circle E Farms, MS XRC Simmentals, SK Wild Bronco Ranch, AB Micheal & Tyler Bauer, ON Rainy Creek Farms, AB Virginia Ranch, AB Gary Waldron, AB Gibbons Farms, ON Beechinor Land & Livestock, AB Sandy Hill Simmentals, AB K Star Simmentals, AB Grace Trask, BC Skylark Cattle Co, AB JNR Farms, AB Foxhole Simmentals, AB

DGR Cattle Co, AB Beechinor Bros, AB Dobbie Simmentals, ON Falkner Farms, AR DJ Farms, ON Starwest Farms, AB Sandstone Simmentals, PEI Brian Lundquist, BC Corey Rudnik, AB Crystal Springs Ranch, BC Log Land Farms, OK Gra-Tan Farms, AB Kin Kin Cattle Co, AB Lonsdale Simmentals, PQ Ferme BMS, PQ

GENETIC EDGE BULL SALE February 11, 2022

Ferme Sibelle, PQ James Creek Simmentals, ND Shane Hirtle, SK Crystal Brook Farms, ON Sunnyslope Simmentals, AB Canadian Donors, AB C4 Simmentals, AB Travis & Lynn Trask, BC Sunnville Simmentals, MB Cow Boss Simmentals, AB Mackenzie Skeels, AB Dalyn Woloshyn, SK Schwengler Farms, AB Diamond B Simmentals, AB

Blair Stone Simmentals, AB Westerose Stone Simmentals, AB Tara Rudkowsky, AB Leger Mechanical, AB Madge Simmentals, AB Cornerview Simmentals, ON Jemstar Genetics, AB Kilar Land & Cattle, AB Pacific Cattle Co, AUZ Graff Simmentals, BC Justin Wagner, AB BS Ranches, AB Tantyn Monea, AB Bendall Cattle, AB

Dan, Karen, Mackenzie & Garren Skeels 403-843-4756 • 403-783-1217 Box 1638 - Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 anchordsimmentals@gmail.com

www.anchordranch.com


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