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SAMPLE OF THE 2019 BLACK SALE BULLS

LFE 373F

LFE 834E

BEAST MODE X SUPERIOR

LFE 813E

LFE 338F

CASH X COBRA

120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age 30 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age

BEAST MODE X BLACK BANDANA

LFE 306F

BEAST MODE X STUBBY

BEAST MODE X STUBBY

LFE 814E

BEAST MODE X BEER MONEY

LFE 315F

ABSOLUTE X BEER MONEY

LFE 3195E

RIDDLER X ENTOURAGE

LFE 3096E

RIDDLER X BELLAGIO

LFE 3050E

COBRA X RAY

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

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quality since 1968 for generations

Bestof DOUBLE BAR D IMAN 260E Ironman x Kaimat

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POLLED

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DOUBLE BAR D BANKER 110F Banker x Exodus

HOMO POLLED

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DOUBLE BAR D BANKROLL 447F Bankroll x Captain Morgan

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DOUBLE BAR D BANKROLL 558F Bankroll x Superior

DOUBLE BAR D LM 553F Law Maker x Thunder

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Double Bar D Farms Box 580 Grenfell Saskatchewan Canada S0G 2B0 www.doublebardfarms.com kenshau@yourlink.ca Ken Dimler 306-697-7204 Richard Dimler 306-697-7298 Allan Hjertaas 306-452-8427 1 SCFeb19_insides.indd 1

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Volume 40, Number 1

Bruce Bruce Holmquist

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

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

Canadian Simmental Country Deadlines March/April/May “Spring 2019” Issue “Herd Book” 2019 Issue October/November 2019 Issue December “Winter” 2019 Issue February 2020 “Herdsire” Issue

Barb Barb Judd

Office Manager Phone: 403-250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com

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Programs Coordinator Cell: 403-793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

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Sales Representative Cell: 403-540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com

Commercial Country Deadlines September 2019 Issue January 2020 Issue

Booking & Material Deadline: April 1, 2019 Booking & Material Deadline: July 1, 2019 Booking & Material Deadline: September 15, 2019 Booking & Material Deadline: October 15, 2019 Booking & Material Deadline: January 1, 2020 Booking & Material Deadline: August 1, 2019 Booking & Material Deadline: December 1, 2019

Production & Ad Copy Changes - Special production requests Subscription Rates and ad copy changes may be subject to extra charges. Charges will Canada apply on an individual basis. $40 + applicable taxes per year Layouts & Proofs - Requests for special layouts should be in the $75 + applicable taxes for two years (GST included) Simmental Country office by the 21st day of the second month preceding publication. Although every effort will be made to provide AB, SK, MB, QC add 5 per cent to all fees for GST proofs on all ads, proofs are guaranteed only if all ad material arrives BC add 12 per cent to all fees for HST in the Country office prior to deadline. ON, NB, NFLD add 13 per cent to all fees for HST NS add 15 per cent to all fees for HST Advertising Content - The Simmental Country assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted USA advertising copy or electronically supplied pictures and has the $65 per year U.S. funds right to refuse any ad copy or photos. Advertisers shall indemnify Foreign and hold harmless the Country containing pedigrees or statements regarding performance must conform to records kept by the Canadian $130 per year Canadian funds Simmental Association. Copy deviating Published By: Published For: from official records may be changed as Canadian Simmental Association necessary without advertiser consent. Please Return Undeliverable Copies To: Editorial Policy - Articles and information Canadian Simmental Association in this magazine represent the opinions #13 , 4101 - 19th Street N.E. of the writers and the information that, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 to the best of our knowledge, was Phone: 403-250-7979 accurate at the time of writing. Users of Fax: 403-250-5121 Box 2330, Warman, any information contained in Simmental Saskatchewan S0K 4S0 O: 306-933-4200 F: 306-934-0744 Country are encouraged to validate that www.todayspublishing.com information by independent means.

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Bouchard Livestock Upcoming Sales

Jan 28 ‘19 Feb 03 ‘19 Feb 09 ’19 Feb 18 ’19 Feb 21 ’19 Feb 23 ‘19 Feb 25 ‘19 Feb 26 ’19 Feb 27 ‘19

The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetic Sale www.dlms.ca Hartman Cattle Co. Bull Sale Tecumseh, NE Kenner Simmentals 22nd Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND Vikse Family Farms "Tip The Scale" Bull Sale Donalda, AB 14th Annual Robb/ Hoegl Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Lewis Farms 34th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Ranchmen’s Simmental Bull & Female Sale Mannville, AB Double Bar D Best of Both Worlds Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK 24th Annual Herd Master Bull Sale Camrose, AB

Mar 01 ‘19 Mar 01 ‘19 Mar 02 ‘19 Mar 03 ‘19 Mar 04’ 19 Mar 08 ‘19 Mar 09 ’19

14th Annual Bullfest Sale Camrose, AB Labatte Simmentals 39th Annual Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK 25th Annual McMillen Ranching Production Sale Carievale, SK R Plus Simmentals 18th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grande Prairie, AB CD Land & Cattle Annual Bull Sale Taber, AB

Mar 09 ‘19 Mar 10 ’19 Mar 12 ‘19 Mar 13 ‘19 Mar 16 ‘19 Mar 16 ‘19 Mar 20 ’19 Mar 21 ’19 Mar 22 ‘19 Mar 22 ‘19 Mar 25 ’19

LLB 34th Annual Spring Spectacular Bull & Female Sale Stettler, AB Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Meadow Acres Farm Simmental Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Kulyk Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Place Your Bet Bull Sale Stettler, AB Wheatland Cattle Co. 15th Annual Bull Sale Bienfat, SK Maple Lake Stock Farm Kick off to Spring Bull Sale Hartney, MB Best of the West Bull Sale Olds, AB Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK

Apr 01 ‘19 Apr 02 ‘19 Apr 02 ‘19 Apr 06 ‘19

Your Choice Black Angus Bull Sale Maple Creek, SK JAS Red Angus 15th Annual Buy the "Beef" Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Lorenz Angus Bull Sale Markerville, AB Futures One Simmental Bull Sale Keady, ON

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

A

Lab Testing Changes at the CSA

s many of you are now likely aware, 2019 brought some changes to the lab services offered through the CSA. In mid-December 2018 the CSA was made aware that a negotiation was being completed that would see the sale of Delta Genomics’ lab services in Edmonton to Neogen Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Neogen Corporation. With this now completed, Delta’s laboratory operations have transitioned to Neogen Canada and are Neogen’s fifth animal genomics laboratory worldwide (Neogen also owns GeneSeek laboratories in Lincoln, Nebraska). It is the intention that this acquisition will help ensure more affordable genomics services to drive greater adoption of Genomic technologies throughout the Canadian livestock industry. According to Graham Plastow who is Delta’s board chair, “This is an excellent opportunity for the Canadian Livestock industry. The sale of our genomics services to Neogen Canada will provide us with extra resources to support the development of value-added genomics tools for our industry while maintaining high quality genomic services for our clients.” Neogen Canada is maintaining the lab’s operations in Edmonton and Delta Genomics will continue its mission to improve the sustainability, profitability and competitiveness of the Canadian livestock industry. Delta Genomics’ CEO Michelle Miller has been named the new General Manager of Neogen Canada and has continued to work with the Delta Genomics Board of Directors and the CSA office to support customers during the transition. As many of you are aware, Delta has been the lab used by the CSA for our parentage and DNA genomic testing for the past several years so you may be wondering what this all means to you and the CSA. - With the transition to Neogen, the processing and extraction of all samples will be done in Edmonton and then forwarded to GeneSeek for genotyping.

The biobank samples from historic testing done at Delta and Genserve (SRC) will remain on file in Canada. The majority of the Delta staff will remain which is positive for CSA staff who work with them on a day to day basis. - One of the huge gains with this change is that pricing on many of the tests offered through the CSA has decreased! The new pricing and tests available can be found in our fee schedule at: http://www.simmental.com/pdf/CSA%20 Fee%20Schedule%20Jan%201’19.pdf - The accuracy for basic parentage tests will increase with the use of more markers (200) used to confirm the animals parents. A 500 marker test is now available at a slightly higher cost that can be useful in line-breeding situations or when full brothers are used in a multi-sire breeding situation. Things that haven’t changed: - It is still recommended to allow 1 month for turn-around time from when the lab receives your samples! You need to allow the appropriate time for your samples to reach the lab – then add approximately 20 business days! - All tests must be ordered through the CSA office and not from the lab directly. Our staff will run all the billing through your CSA account and is prepared to answer any of your questions. The sale of Delta to Neogen is positive for CSA members and the Canadian beef industry in many ways. It provides stability to current CSA lab services as well as access to any Neogen propriety testing and new product development. At the same time a lower cost structure is achieved that we can pass on to our membership. It is also anticipated that the sale will allow Delta to expand into other areas of the Canadian beef industry in attempt to add value to the genetics we produce for our commercial customers.

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34th Annual Bull Sale

February 23, 2019

SAMPLE OF THE 2019 RED & FULLBLOOD SALE BULLS

LFE 387F

TRIUMPH X DREAMING RED

LFE 357F

RAZER X POWER SURGE

LFE 323F

WESTCOTT X SPRINGSTEEN

LFE 518F

WRANGLER X STIMULATION

LFE 345F

WESTCOTT X DREAMING RED

LFE 342F

RAZOR X STUBBY

120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age 30 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age LFE 596E

LFE 327F

CHESAPEAKE X RANGER

RAMBLER X SPRINGSTEEN

LFE 440F

LFE 513F

CAMERO X JAHARI

LFE 510C X JUSTIFIED

LFE 531F

CAMERO X JUSTIFIED

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 9

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Colt Arnold

780-581-8328

Howard Arnold 780-787-2275

LeewoodRanch@Hotmail.com

LWR 023F

Sire: Romano

LR 045F

Sire: R P lus Glock LWR 611F

Sire: Radium

LR 544F

Sire: Riddler

3rd

LR 016F

Annual

Monday

selling 60 bulls and 100+ replacement heifers

FEB.

Sire: Crossroad Presto

25

* new sale location* Leewood Ranch Mannville AB

online catalogue, videos & bidding available on DLMS.ca

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Spring Lake Simmentals 24th Annual HERD MASTER BULL SALE

on Wednesday FEBRUARY 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

zsl 118f Capone x R. Electric

ZSL 102f ZSL Calhan x ZSL Odyssey

ZSL 31f Geronimo x Capone

POLLED

MRL Sysco x R. Electric

ZSL 172f MRL Sysco x LFE Bl. Serge

ZSL 93f

LRX T. Value x Imax

R. Dragon x R. Steele

ZSL 59f

ZSL 15f

ZSL 24f Commissioner x LFE Bl. Serge

ZSL 111f

ZSL 22f Adonis x KHG Spur

Mandako x R. Ace

ZSL 38f Missle x Bl. Edition

ZSL 184f LRX T. Value x POL Foreman

Spring Lake Simmentals Box 273, Daysland AB T0B 1A0

Doug & Larene Zimmer: 780.679.8311 Eric & Cristin Zimmer: 780.678.6156

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Maxwell SiMMentalS

NUG

24th Annual HERD MASTER BULL SALE

on Wednesday FEBRUARY 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

NUG 252f Sire: MATRIX

NUG 314f Sire: RED WHISKEY

NUG 239f Sire: RADIANCE

NUG 217f

NUG 211f Sire: RED WHISKEY

NUG 317f Sire: X-T FORCE

NUG 305f Sire: FRENCH ATTACK

NUG 208f

Sire: CAPTAIN MORGAN

Sire: CAPTAIN MORGAN

Your Source for Traditional Fleckvieh Influenced, Red and Black Simmental Bulls

Glen Maxwell:780.385.5552 Kevin Maxwell:780.385.5625 Reece Maxwell: 780.385.5394 Bryce Maxwell: 639.998.5053

NUG NUG 279f

Sire: WESTCOTT

nug 276f Sire: AVALANCE

NUG 310f Sire: STANDOUT

NUG 286f Sire: CAPTAIN MORGAN

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IPU 85F

ipu 111F

ipu 122F

Cpt. Scream x Horizon

Cpt. Scream x Horizon

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Red Century x Accelerator

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In 2019

Annual Spring Bull & Female Sale

Friday, March 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

IPU 112F (POLLED) Blueprint x Eclectic

Guest Consignor: East Poplar Simmentals

Kyron & Kelsey Manske, Coronach, SK 306-267-7530

Lynlee & Hayley LaBatte & Boys

Box 72, Gladmar, SK S0C 1A0

306-815-7900

Home: 306-969-4820 IPU 159F

Solstice x Epic

IPU 160F

Spark Plug x Marksman

IPU 20F

Stimulus x Black Attack

labatte.simm@sasktel.net Visit our website: www.labattesimmentals.com for our sale bull preview with videos

IPU 119F

Westcott x Crosby x 68M

IPU 158F

Priority x Black Attack

Sale Offering • 65 SIMMENTAL BEEF BULLS

Reds, Blacks & Fullblood Fleckviehs

• 20 OPEN HEIFERS

Reds & Blacks View CATALOGUE online at: www.labattesimmentals.com www.johnstoneauction.ca www.transconlivestock.com

IPU 161F

Red Circuit x Horizon

IPU 89F

Bentley x Poker Face

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IPU 183F

Red Deputy x Dillinger

IPU 7F

Dillinger x Bartender

ipu 121F

Brooks x Specialist

IPU 109F

Brooks x Specialist

ipu 83F

Cpt. Scream x Liner 56U

IPU 49F

Red Century x Horizon

Sales Consultants: Brian Bouchard: 403-813-7999 Darnell Fornwald: 403-795-8030 Wacey McCaw: 306-471-0093 Jay Good: 403-556-5563 Darren Paget: 403-323-3985 Glenn Norton: 780-542-0634 Cody Haney: 403-559-8809

Wilf Davis - Douglas, MB 204-834-2479 Cell: 204-841-0211 Marc Boisvert – St. Germain, QC 819-395-5502 Cell: 819-314-0367

Scott: 403-370-3010 Geoff: 306-731-7921 Daryl: 780-385-5561 Taylor Richards: 306-821-4169 Matt Criddle: 306-539-6934

Call or E-mail BARRY for Catalogues, up to date EPD’s or any questions on the bulls & heifers

IPU 110F

Bentley x Sweet Meat x 403P

IPU 69F

Liner 56U x Precious Thing

IPU 81F

Bentley x Upgrade

IPU 169F

Bentley x Lotto x 12R

IPU 118F

Durango x El Tigre

IPU 68F

Liner 56U x Precious Thing

IPU 135F

El Tigre x Lotto x 56U 15

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25th Annual Bull Sale Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the ranch, Carievale, SK

MRL 3F

S: R PLUS VENOM 16 Venom Sons Sell

MRL 75F

S: BBS Load ‘M Up

160 Bulls Sell • All bulls born, bred and developed right here at MRL • Large sire groups 1/2 and 3/4 brothers Pens full of uniform bulls in every category • Sight Unseen Buyer’s Program (Can’t make it sale day, give us a call.  Almost 25% of our bulls sell SUS. Many repeat customers year after year.) • Semen evaluated and guaranteed • Free Delivery in Western Canada Cost sharing to the East (Our trailer is most likely going right past your gate.) • Sound, rugged Bulls developed on a high roughage ration (Born, bred and fed to work and stay working) • Extra Age Bulls ready to cover some ground. 45 May/June coming two year olds and January/February born yearlings

MRL 5F

S: MLL Capone 16 Capone Sons Sell

MRL 24F

S: MRL Red Whiskey

MRL 135F

S: Rust 18C 16 Rust Sons Sell

MRL 96F

Sherriff x 836W Donor 6 Sons of Powerful 836W Sell

MRL 118F

LFE Riddler x 2423Z Donor Maternal Brother to MRL Missle

MRL 38F

S: MRL Missle 8 Missile Sons Sell

Representing 45 Coming Two Year Olds Carievale, SK Lee: 306-928-4820 | C: 483-8067 Dave: C: 483-8660 Jim: 306-928-4636 | C: 483-7986 Sale Barn: 306-928-2011 F: 306-928-2027 E: mrl@sasktel.net www.mrlranch.com

MRL 253E

Casino x 677Y Donor

MRL 230E

Rust 18C x 493U Donor 4 Full Brothers Sell

For catalogues, videos or more information please contact us!

view catalogue at

www.mrlranch.com MRL 223E

State of War x 477U Donor 3 Full Brothers Sell

MRL 233E

MRL Pretty Reckless x Power Surge

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Farm & Ranch Ltd.

80 Red & Black Simmental & SimmAngus Yearling Bulls On Offer

16th Annual Bull Sale

Monday, March 4, 2019 1 PM • Ashworth Farm • Oungre, SK THE ASHWORTH FAMILY

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APEX CATTLE — Dan Leo — Dannebrog, NE USA — 308-750-0200 — sales@apexcattle.com

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2019 ‘Heterosis Headquarters’ Annual Bull and Heifer Sale, January 28th!

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Simmental, Charolais and Angus Bulls On Offer

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Breed Improvement

A Brief History of Performance – How We Got Here and What to Do About It?

T

By Sean McGrath, Breed Improvement Co-ordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

he Simmental breed and Simmental breeders have always been associated with performance. When the cattle first came across the ocean, they delivered a massive performance punch to a largely traditional Hereford cow base. This included a big leap forward in milk production and added yield. At the time, cattle were largely selected based on visual merit and performance testing was limited in its scope and application. The introduction of Continental breeds into the Canadian mix led a revolution in testing and at one point all registered Simmental cattle required a weaning weight on record in order to receive their certificate. Over this time frame, the Canadian Beef Grading system moved towards rewards for lean yield and discounted fat and marbling. This was largely driven in response to human health research and the “war on fat”. Over this time frame as a whole the cattle used in industry gained a lot of leg, lost significant “doability” and most would agree went too far in a singular direction. Lots of folks have seen or are in those pictures where the champion bull has the top of a cowboy hat barely showing over the top line. Over this same time frame, a significant decline in beef demand occurred and ultimately we signed a free trade agreement with the USA towards the end of the 1980s. Attached to this in the 1990s was a revision in the beef grading system that saw us move towards a marbling based quality grade system and grid based pricing. This resulted in another rapid repositioning of the industry and as programs such as “Certified Angus Beef” gained momentum we saw a black tide in the nation’s cow herd. In this same time frame we saw the first deployment of genetic evaluation or EPD on beef cattle populations. While these evaluations were around before, the early 1990s represented a shift in computer technologies that allowed more large scale production of evaluations. These were typically done using sire/maternal grandsire models and focused on easier to evaluate traits for which we had lots of data, primarily growth traits. CSA was at the forefront of this charge, releasing one of the first ever sire reports in 1992. There were some issues with the technology, models and the data, however the new system was leaps and bounds ahead of previous tools as far as creating change in the cattle. Through the 1990s and 2000s, Canada saw the export market take on ever more significance to our overall industry, particularly the market in the USA. New technologies such as carcass ultrasound and the internet were creating new opportunities to evaluate seedstock

for traits that directly impacted market acceptability and to provide that information in real time to both breeders and customers. As this progressed, genetic evaluation technology also was able to make fundamental shifts due to computing power advancements and CSA pursued both multi-breed evaluation and an international evaluation with our counterparts in the USA. Again this created much upheaval and changes to the evaluation, but represented a massive advancement in technology. Although always acknowledged, it was around this time that computing databases became powerful enough to record and analyze maternal traits. It was also at this time, where a significant problem with our data was realized in terms of measuring maternal abilities. Previously, every breed reported those calves that were good enough to be registered and often did not report calves that were not deemed as marketable. This had the effect of not giving full credit to those better calves when making genetic comparisons and more importantly not giving credit to dams for weaning a calf each year. This was the drive behind THE in the Simmental breed and represented a fundamental shift in data collection, where it is important to report on what happens to each dam every year. We are still working through the effects of historic data biases in genetic evaluation, but the more total herd data we get the better the evaluation functions. Skipping ahead a few years, the next monumental event could probably be given to DNA technology. While it operated in fits and starts and had some growing pains, the growth and advancement of DNA technology over the last decade has been astounding. For less than the price to examine 300 pieces of DNA 10 years ago, we can now examine in excess of 50,000. More importantly, we have a growing level of knowledge so that we can extract continually more information from those pieces of DNA. Most recently, we have arrived at a place where that DNA information can be directly combined with pedigree and performance information in a multi-breed evaluation to provide EPDs on a wide number of traits that include growth, calving ease, carcass and maternal traits. This BOLT evaluation represents a state-of-the-art tool for advancing the selection of beef cattle. There are a lot of other advancements and efforts made by Canadian Simmental breeders over the last many years, however I think this outlines a few keys in the progress of the breed. Given this information what should a breeder do today? I think we can summarize what to do in three steps.

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First in the words of Wayne Gretzky, “we need to skate to where the puck is going to be.” In other words, we need to take a look at the industry as a whole and decide what our goals are going to be. Without a clear goal, the tools of genetic selection we have today are powerful enough that we drift very rapidly in any and/or every direction and we can overshoot a profit point more easily than ever before. Clear goals are key. Secondly, we need to measure as much as we possibly can. This includes reporting every calf from every cow, every year, but should also include measuring other traits that are important to the industry such as carcass ultrasound. Third, we need to use the tools available to us in our selection. The membership has made massive investments in genetic evaluation tools over time and these tools work, when used in the context of achieving a goal.

This does not necessarily mean that you want the biggest numbers for every trait, rather that you can use the tools to maintain a position or move in a specified direction for a trait. That is not to say that traditional selection methods aren’t still important, such as structural evaluation, but rather that we have an opportunity to take the lead with high octane selection tools that can add and drive profit to the industry. The future looks bright for Simmental cattle in Canada and the spirit of innovation continues to thrive and be important to the success of the breed. If there is one thing that the performance history of the breed shows it is that progress is continual and things will change (sometimes rapidly).

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ven though a uterine torsion is very rare, relatively speaking to other calving malpresentations, they are often, difficult for producers to recognize. If we can recognize them and act on them quickly a vast majority of the calves can be saved. I will draw on my and other veterinarian’s vast experience and try and describe what you feel so you can quickly get help and not make the mistake of attempting to pull these calves. I have never seen an actual percentage of torsions because they are often not documented but my guess is one every couple thousand births, so the larger producers may experience one every few years. The practice I was from saw lots of cow calf operations and we would see upwards of ten yearly I would say. In practice I always had the producer feel in the vaginal canal when we did diagnose one so they would recognize the feeling and I do the same thing with new vets or student veterinarians. Once you examine one it is hard to miss it the second time. A torsion is really when the free portion of the uterus (where the calf is) twists over on itself. The vagina is anchored by soft tissue in the pelvis so really it is much like putting a golf ball in a sock holding the open end stationary and giving the sock a 180 or 360 degree twist. You then cannot reach in and pull the golf ball out. This is exactly what happens in a torsed uterus. The initial complaint is very similar to a full breech (coming tail first) where the cow or heifer looks like they should have calved hours ago but nothing happened. The cow is bagged up has been nesting yet no waterbag or heavy straining has started. I always tell experienced cattlemen if they suspect something is wrong they are probably right. This is especially true if they know the cows past history and they have calved normally. The nesting and belloring or looking uneasy means either a breech, other malpresentation or a torsion so best to vaginally examine the cow. When examining a torsion you will usually be able to reach the calf. Initially you will feel bands of tissue running this way and that and it is like running your hand down a corkscrew. When you finally reach the calf your hand may be upside down and the calf may even be upside down. The degree of the torsion will determine how tight the opening is. Generally the cows contractions line up the calf to be presented normally so if upside down or sideways and you feel these bands of tissue it is very likely a torsion. When one examines a cow that isn’t ready to calve yet you go straight in the vagina and run into a closed cervix that feels like a round doughnut with a hole you may be able to get in one or two fingers. A torsion feels much different with an uneven opening that you can wiggle your arm through and the cervix will be open enough to get your arm through touch the calf and the water bag will not be broken generally.

Almost all torsions once identified it is imperative to get veterinary intervention. Veterinarians have several methods they can use to detorse the uterus and if done successfully the calf can be delivered alive out the back end. Provided it was alive to start with! A veterinarian must first determine which way the uterus is torsed as it can be either clockwise or anticlockwise and so one must twist it the opposite way to get it detorsed. Some very experienced veterinarians can detorse them by hand by getting the uterus rocking and skillfully flipping it back over. The cervix will then continue to dilate and the uterus will now dump out lots of fluid and the cow will get straining again. Other methods involve using a detorsion rod to facilitate untwisting the torsion by applying these apparatues to the calf’s leg. With the use of this instrument and the experienced practitioner helping it along these can work when further force is necessary. Another method sees the cow cast on her side and the veterinarian will hold the calf while the cow is rolled to again untwist the torsion. Again it is critical knowing which way the uterus is twisted. I would say that in my experience a higher percentage I untwist by moving the calf clockwise hence they are a counter clockwise torsion. If attempts by any method fail the veterinarian can rely on getting the calf out by caesarian section. In some cases the calf may be detorsed internally through a c-section incision and then still pulled out the back especially if the calf is dead. If the calf is twisted and on the far side of the abdomen often the calf must be taken by c-section first and then the uterus detorsed and sewn up. As you can see many things to consider when we find a uterine torsion but I am proud to say many times we can get a live calf and the cow makes an uneventful recovery. Early detection on your part is the absolute key component. I have seen backwards calves torsed, twins torsed etc. Just like a prolapsed uterus torsions are an absolute fluke and no reason the cow would do it again in subsequent years so long as they breed back there is no reason to not keep the female. Heifers have the same odds as cows at torsing. I have never seen one prior to calving but have known of one in an equine at seven or so months gestation. The mare had slight colicy signs and the owner and vet were quick to detect. Surgery was done, the uterus flipped back normal and left. The mare went on to deliver a normal foal several months later. Quite a remarkable story so never give up if you detect one because with experienced help the outcome will often surprise you. Have a great calving season everyone but if you do have a torsion you will know what to do. Any time a cow is fussing too long check her out torsions, full breechs or other malpresentations often have that same history of uneasiness and no apparent progress. Have a great calving season everyone.

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YCSA Alumni Story Katie Wood:

YCSA experience pays off in lecture hall as well as the farmyard Skills of working with people and organizations benefit career and life. For a shy kid who didn’t grow up directly on a farm, but loved being around her grandparents’ farm, Katie Wood found that being part of 4-H as well as the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) program has provided her with invaluable life lessons. Connection to the YCSA programs allowed her to do something she enjoyed — learning about cattle and attending livestock shows. That was great fun, but at the time she really didn’t appreciate how the experience and skills she learned in those early years would benefit her later in life as she pursued a career towards becoming a ruminant nutritionist and associate professor at one of the top agricultural colleges in Canada. “I was a pretty shy kid, so when you first get involved even giving reasons for judging can be pretty intimidating, but you learn to work through that,” says Wood. Today, with a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, she can stand before a lecture hall of 350 students at the University of Guelph and give a lecture with confidence. She still credits how the experiences that started when she was 10 years old showing cattle at YCSA, 4-H and many other eastcentral Ontario cattle shows helped paved the way. Wood was actually born in Toronto, raised in the nearby community of Claremont and took her early education at schools in Markham. She spent most of her weekends at her grandparents’ farm in Fraserville, Ontario near Peterborough, some of the pioneer Simmental breeders in Canada, Don and Pat Wood. And that’s where the seeds were planted. “I just fell in love with cattle,” she says. “I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ farm. I can’t remember exactly

when I first got involved in the farm, but I was probably about nine or 10 when my grandparents encouraged me to join the Young Canadian Simmental “ Association program.” That began a 15-year journey with both the provincial and national YCSA levels that took her across most of the country and into parts of the ” .United States. Along the way Wood learned many things. With the encouragement of her grandparents she was able to have her pick of the new heifer calf crop as she launched into many seasons on the heifer show circuit. “We went to a lot of summer and fall fairs as a kid,” says Wood. “The Millbrook Fair in early June was always the first of the season. I remember some of the first ones and being among a group of 10 and 12 year old kids, and the calves were barely halter-broke. It was sometimes a bit of a rodeo but we all had fun.” She attended several of the East Central Ontario YCSA heifer shows as well as open shows. She remembers attending her first “big” YCSA show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto in 1995 and later attended other national YCSA events in Swift Current, SK, one at Strathmore, AB, and helped organize a National YCSA Classic in Ontario in 2007. She also had the opportunity to meet other young Simmental enthusiasts at the World Simmental/Fleckvieh Congress in Calgary and in Germany.

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“At some events we showed cattle while other times I was judging. I participated in quizzes and learned about marketing and were involved in sales pitch competitions,” she says. “Perhaps most important of all, I got to meet and know people from all parts of the country; the whole experience was just a blast.” Along with showing and judging cattle, Wood also got involved in the YCSA organization at the provincial and national levels. In the early 2000s she served as vice-president and president of the YCSA Ontario for approximately five years and served on the national board from 2005 to 2008, also serving as executive officer and vice-president for the national board. It was during this period she was involved in successful efforts to relaunch and re-brand programs and interest in the National YCSA program.

While involved with YCSA, Wood was also continuing her education. She took her undergraduate program between 2002 and 2006 in Animal Science, completed her Master’s degree in 2009 in Animal Nutrition and then went onto complete her PhD in Animal Nutrition and Physiology in

2013. All at the University of Guelph. In 2013, she moved west to the Animal Science Dept. at the University of Saskatchewan to work as Post-Doctoral researcher working with Dr. Greg Penner. Since 2016 she has been an assistant professor at the University of Guelph where she teaches three courses, Animal Science to second year students, Beef Cattle Nutrition to fourth year students, and Growth and Metabolism to graduate students. She has also developed a robust research portfolio in research of beef cattle feed efficiency and nutrition. While the University of Guelph lecture hall may seem a long way from the Millbrook Fair grounds, Wood says the skills she learned over the years has served her well at work and in life. “Being involved in public speaking in the early years, whether it be a sales talk pitch or a set of reasons on a class of heifers, learning how to get past the nerves was really useful, especially for someone like me who was a pretty shy kid,” says Wood. And being involved with boards and various committees over the years she also learned a lot about how to conduct a meeting, organize large events, know protocols such as Robert’s Rules of Order, and appreciate the value of an organization having direction as set out in a constitution and many more! All of these types of skills she uses almost on a day-to-day basis running a large research program.

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Wood says building a network of people across the country has been invaluable. “Through the program you get to know people and you develop networks and friendships that last your whole life,” she says. “No matter where I go across the country I have connections with friends. I can drop by and visit and that’s worth a great deal. The whole YCSA experience just provides you with so many opportunities in life.”

Connection to and being part of a farming operation as a kid has also served her well. “As I pursued my academic studies it was so useful to have had that practical agricultural background. Having a sense of what makes good cattle and understanding the challenges and opportunities in livestock production makes me a stronger researcher and teacher,” says Wood. “In my classes, not every student is lucky enough to be from a farm background, but I hope to instill the same passion for agriculture I was exposed to through the YSCA and 4-H programs.” While it’s been some years since she has showed cattle, Wood still keeps connected to the farm. She always raised a few head of her own purebred Simmental under the Red Ribbon Livestock prefix and today still owns “three-and-a-half” head which are boarded at her best friend and fellow YSCA alumni Laura Robson’s farm at Millbrook. “Oh, there’s another benefit of the YCSA program,” says Wood, “you meet your best friend.”

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Three Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director Positions Open A total of three CSA Director positions are open in three regions as follows: • Alberta (one seat): Roger Deeg (eligible for re-election) • Saskatchewan (one seat): Marlin LeBlanc (eligible for re-election) • Ontario (one seat): Larry Barkley (eligible for re-election) Election Timeline April 12, 2019: Nominations for election of Directors shall be received by the CSA one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). May 10, 2019: Ballots shall be mailed to eligible CSA Members by regular mail at least ninety (90) days prior to the AGM. June 11, 2019: Members must return their completed ballot to the CSA by mail postmarked at least sixty (60) days prior to the AGM. June 26, 2019: The valid ballots received from Voting Members shall be opened and counted. August 10, 2019: Newly elected Directors will assume their responsibilities immediately following the CSA Annual General Meeting. Eligibility To be nominated for election and elected on the CSA Board as a Director, the nominee shall: a) be an individual b) be a resident of the region for which the Director is being nominated to represent; c) be an Active Member in good standing or a representative of an Active Member in good standing; d) be 18 years of age or older e) not be an employee or contractor of the CSA; and f) be a Canadian citizen. Nominations Nominations for any election of Director shall be: a) be received by the Association no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. b) Each nominee will required to provide for enclosure with the ballot a brief factual statement of her/his service and qualifications.

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Nomination Form for Election to the Canadian Simmental Association Board of Directors

Members interested in running for election must file notice of their intent with the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) no later than 120 days prior to the scheduled date of the CSA Annual General Meeting. The completed nomination form may be mailed to the CSA office at #13, 4101 – 19 St NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7C4, or returned by email to bjudd@simmental.com, or faxed to 403-250-5121. In order for this submission to be valid, the candidate must sign and date this form, initial all declarations and include a nominator signature and a candidate statement. This document may be completed in handwritten or electronic form. CANDIDATE INFORMATION Name: ________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City/Town: _______________________________Postal Code: __________________________ Phone Number: ___________________________Email Address:_______________________ CSA Member Number _____________________ CANDIDATE SUPPORT Each candidate must be nominated by an active member of the Canadian Simmental Association who is not a CSA employee. Regarding the nomination for election/re-election to the Board of Directors: ________________________________________________ (Candidate Name) I, the undersigned, nominate the above-named candidate for election/re-election to the Board of Directors: Supports’ Name (Print)__________________________CSA Member Number:__________ Signature:_____________________________________ Date:________________________ CANDIDATE DECLARATIONS Please initial the declarations below: _____ I am being nominated for election/re-election to the Board of Directors. I hereby accept such nomination. _____ I acknowledge that the information I have provided is true and factual. _____ I accept that, should I be elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Simmental Association, I will carry out the duties of the said office to the best of my abilities for the term I am elected and will abide by the CSA Director guidelines. To be nominated for election and elected or appointed to a position on the Board as a Director, the nominee or appointee shall: (a) be an individual; (b) be a resident of the region for which the Director is being elected to represent; (c) be an Active Member in good standing or a representative of an Active Member in good standing; (d) be 18 years of age or older, with power under law to contract; (e) not be an employee or contractor of the Association; and (f) be a Canadian citizen. I acknowledge having reviewed the qualifications listed above, as set out in the By-laws of the CanadianSimmental sssociation and hereby confirm that I know of no fact or circumstance that would render me ineligible to serve as a director of the Canadian Simmental Association. Candidate Signature:_________________________Date:_______________________ CANDIDATE STATEMENT (up to 500 words)

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el que plusieurs d’entre vous le savez sans doute déjà, certains changements aux services d’analyses de laboratoire sont effectués en 2019. Au milieu de décembre 2018, on a informé l’ASC que des négociations étaient complétées en vue de concrétiser la vente des services de laboratoire de Delta Genomics d’Edmonton à la compagnie Neogen Canada Inc, une division de Neogen Corporation. Maintenant que le tout est officiel, les activités des laboratoires de Delta ont déjà migré sous l’entité deNeogen Canada, et ils deviennent ainsi le cinquième laboratoire d’analyse génomique au monde (Neogen est aussi propriétaire des laboratoires GeneSeek situés à Lincoln au Nébraska). Il est anticipé que cette acquisition contribuera à l’obtention de services d’analyses génomiques à meilleur prix, ce qui devrait favoriser une adoption plus rapide des technologies génomiques au sein de l’industrie bovine canadienne. Selon Graham Plastow, le président du Conseil d’administration de Delta, “Il s’agit d’une excellente opportunité pour l’industrie bovine canadienne. La vente de nos services d’analyse génomique à Neogen Canada nous permettra d’augmenter nos ressources afin d’appuyer le développement d’outils d’analyse génomique à valeur ajoutée pour le bénéfice de notre industrie, tout en conservant nos services d’analyse génomique de grande qualité pour nos clients.” Neogen Canada conserve les opérations de laboratoire à Edmonton, et Delta Genomics poursuivra sa mission en vue d’améliorer la durabilité, la rentabilité et la compétitivité de l’industrie bovine canadienne. Mme Michelle Miller, PDG de Delta Genomics a été nommée Directrice Générale de Neogen Canada, elle continuera de travailler avec le conseil d’administration de Delta Genomics et avec l’ASC afin d’appuyer les clients durant la période de transition. Comme plusieurs d’entre vous le savent, le laboratoire Delta était celui que l’ASC utilisait depuis les dernières années pour les analyses de parenté et les analyses génomiques de l’ADN, alors vous vous demandez peut-être ce que ces changements signifient pour l’ASC. - Avec cette transition vers Neogen, le traitement et l’extraction des échantillons seront effectués à Edmonton, puis transmis chez GeneSeek pour être génotypés. - La bio-banque des échantillons provenant des analyses historiques

faites par Delta et Genserve (SRC) demeurera archivée au Canada. - La majorité du personnel de Delta restera en poste, ce qui estune bonne nouvelle pour nous, car le personnel de l’ASC travaille quotidiennement avec eux. - L’un des principaux gains avec ce changement est que le prix de plusieurs analyses offertes via l’ASC a diminué ! Les nouveaux prix et tests disponibles peuvent être consultés dans notre section des frais au: http://www.simmental.com/pdf/ CSA%20Fee%20Schedule%20Jan%201’19.pdf - La précision des analyses de parenté de base sera accrue avec l’emploi d’un plus grand nombre de marqueurs (200) utilisés afin de confirmer les parents de l’animal. Une analyse employant 500 marqueurs est maintenant disponible à un coût légèrement plus élevé, laquelle pourrait être utile lors de situations impliquant de la consanguinité ou par exemple si des frères propres étaient utilisés pour effectuer des saillies en même temps chez un groupe de femelles. Choses qui n’ont pas changé: - Il est encore de mise de considérer un temps de traitement d’un mois à partir du moment où votre échantillon a été reçu au laboratoire ! Vous devez aussi considérer le temps requis afin que votre échantillon soit rendu au laboratoire, puis vous ajoutez environ vingt jours ouvrables ! - Toutes les analyses doivent être demandées par l’intermédiaire du bureau de l’ASC et non pas directement auprès du laboratoire. Notre personnel effectuera la facturation dans votre compte à l’ASC et il demeure disponible en tout temps pour répondre à vos questions. La vente de Delta à Neogen est une nouvelle positive à plusieurs égards pour les membres de l’ASC et l’industrie bovine canadienne.Cela permet de conserver une stabilité au niveau des analyses de laboratoire actuelles effectuées pour l’ASC, tout en permettant d’avoir accès à d’autres analyses propriétés de Neogen,de même qu’au développement de nouveaux produits. En même temps, il est possible de bénéficier d’une meilleure structure de prix au bénéfice de nos membres. Il est également anticipé qu’avec cette vente, Delta pourra prendre de l’expansion dans d’autres secteurs de l’industrie bovine canadienne, avec l’objectif d’ajouter de la valeur aux sujets génétiques produits pour nos clients commerciaux.

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Amelioration de la Race Bref historique sur les performances – Comment sommes-nous rendus ici et que devons-nous faire ?

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

a race Simmental et les éleveurs Simmental ont toujours été associés avec les performances. Lorsque les premiers bovins sont arrivés d’Europe, ils ont immédiatement injecté une somme importante de performances au sein du cheptel de l’époque formé surtout de vaches Hereford. Cela incluait notamment une amélioration significative de l’aptitude laitière et une augmentation du rendement. Dans le temps, les bovins étaient sélectionnés principalement d’après leur apparence physique, et le contrôle des performances n’était pas très répandu dans l’industrie. L’introduction des races continentales dans le cheptel canadien a été le déclencheur d’une révolution au niveau du testage et, à un moment donné, tous les bovins enregistrés Simmental devaient avoir un poids au sevrage transmis à l’association, afin que le certificat puisse être émis pour le sujet. Au cours de cette période, le système canadien de classement des carcasses a été modifié afin de mieux rétribuer le rendement en viande maigre, et pénaliser pour le niveau excessif de gras et de persillage. Ces ajustements étaient influencés en grande partie par des travaux de recherches médicales chez les humains et ce qu’on a appelé « la guerre au gras ». Tout au long de cette période, les pattes des bovins se sont allongées considérablement, conduisant par ailleurs à une baisse “de leurs aptitudes fonctionnelles », de telle sorte que la plupart des gens seront d’avis que la sélection est allée trop loin et dans une seule direction. La plupart d’entre vous avez vu ou bien vous apparaissez sur ces photos où on ne voyait à peine que le haut du chapeau de cowboy au-dessus de la ligne de dosdu taureau champion. Lors de la même période, la demande pour la viande de boeuf a chuté de manière significative et, ultimement, nous avons signé vers la fin des années 1980 une entente de libres échangesavec les États-Unis. De plus, au cours des années 1990, notre système de classement des carcasses a subi une nouvelle révision, de telle sorte qu’on adoptait alors un système de classement basé sur la qualité du persillage et sur une grille de paiement selon le classement. Cela a conduit à un autre repositionnement rapide de l’industrie, avec notamment un programme tel que le “Boeuf Angus Certifié” qui prenait son envol, ce qui a déclenché une vague noire au sein du cheptel bovin national. À la même époque, on a vu apparaître les premières évaluations génétiques ou ÉPD dans la population bovine. Bien qu’auparavantil y avait des évaluations, l’évolution rapide des technologies informatiques au début des années 1990 a permis de produire des évaluations génétiques plus exhaustives. Ces évaluations étaient calculées typiquement avec des modèles “taureau / grand-père maternel”, et elles permettaient alors d’évaluer surtout les caractères ayant beaucoup de données disponibles, principalement les caractères liés à la croissance. L’ASC était en tête du peloton à ce niveau, en ayant publié l’un des premiers sommaires de taureaux en 1992. Il y avait bien quelques difficultés avec cette technologie, les modèles employés et les données, toutefois le nouveau système était bien meilleur que les anciens outils en ce qui a trait aux progrès effectués chez les bovins. Au cours des années 1990 et 2000, les marchés d’exportation ont connu une croissance significative pour l’ensemble de l’industrie canadienne, en particulier vers les États-Unis.De nouvelles technologies telles que les mesures par ultrasons des données liées aux carcasses et l’internet ont favorisé la mise en place de nouvelles opportunités d’évaluation des bovins de race pour des caractères ayant un impact direct sur le niveau d’acceptabilité du marché, et

qui permettent de rendre ces informations disponibles en temps réel tant pour les éleveurs que pour leurs clients. Au fur et à mesure qu’on faisait ces progrès, on était en mesure de prendre un virage fondamental au niveau des technologies d’évaluation génétique, en raison des avancées touchant les capacités de calcul informatique, ce qui a notamment permis à l’ASC de réaliser avec nos collègues aux États-Unis des évaluations multi-races et des évaluations internationales. Là encore, cela a causé tout un bouleversement et des changements aux évaluations, mais cela a également représenté une remarquable avancée au point de vie technologique. Bien qu’ony ait toujours accorder de l’importance, c’est également durant cette période qu’on a été en mesure de recueillir et d’analyser les données maternelles, grâce aux nouveaux ordinateurs plus puissants. C’est aussi à ce moment qu’on a identifié un important problème touchant l’analyse des données pour les aptitudes maternelles.Auparavant, au sein de chaque race, on déclarait les veaux étant considérés assez bons pour être enregistrés, et assez souvent on ne déclarait pas les veaux non considérés pour être vendus. En fait, cela faisait en sorte que les meilleurs veaux ne recevaient pas leur vraie valeur lorsqu’on effectuait les comparaisons génétiques et, de manière encore plus importante, on n’accordait ainsi pas suffisamment de crédit à leurs mères sevrant un veau à chaque année. Voici donc ce qui a été le déclencheur du programme “THE” pour la race Simmental, représentant alors un virage fondamental dans la procédure de cueillette de données, pour laquelle où il est important de bien déclarer ce qui est arrivé chaque année avec chaque vache. Nous travaillons toujours au niveau des effets des biais avec les données historiques dans les évaluations génétiques mais, plus on recueille des données complètes sur les troupeaux et meilleures seront les évaluations. Si on fait un saut de quelques années par en avant, on pourrait dire que le prochain évènement marquant est en fait celui de la technologie d’analyse de l’ADN. Malgré le fait qu’on ait connu des hauts et des bas et des problèmes liés à la croissance du secteur, les progrès et les avancées des technologies de mesure de l’ADN au cours de la dernière décennie ont été tout simplement incroyables. Pour un prix moins élevé il y a dix ans pour examiner 300 segments d’ADN, on peut maintenant en examiner plus de 50 000 segments. Et, de manière encore plus importante, on possède de plus en plus de connaissances dans ce domaine de sorte que nous pouvons continuellement extraire davantage d’informations de ces segments d’ADN. Plus récemment, nous sommes arrivés au stade où cette information sur l’ADN peut être combinée directement avec l’information sur les généalogies et les performances dans une évaluation multi-races, afin d’obtenir toute une gamme d’ÉPD touchant plusieurs caractères tels que la croissance, la facilité de vêlage, les qualités de la carcasse et les qualités maternelles. L’évaluation BOLT constitue un outil à la fine pointe de la technologie afin de favoriser la sélection des bovins de boucherie. Il y a également toute une panoplie d’efforts et d’avancées effectués par les éleveurs Simmental canadiens au cours des dernières décennies, toutefois je crois que le portrait présenté ici représente une bonne image des progrès clés de la race. De nos jours, en fonction de ces informations, qu’est-ce qu’un éleveur devrait faire ? Je pense qu’on peut résumer le tout par les trois étapes suivantes. Premièrement, selon les paroles de Wayne Gretzky, on doit “patiner vers où se dirige la rondelle”. En d’autres mots, on doit jeter un regard d’ensemble à l’industrie et décider quels seront nosobjectifs.

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Sans un but précis, avec les puissants outils de sélection génétique disponibles de nos jours, il est facile de dériver très rapidement dans n’importe laquelle ou dans toutes les directions, et on peut ainsi dépasser encore plus facilement qu’avant un niveau optimal de profitabilité. Des objectifs clairs sont donc essentiels. Deuxièmement, on doit effectuer le plus de mesures possibles. Cela veut dire qu’on doit déclarerchaque veau provenant de chaque vache à chaque année, mais qu’il faut aussi effectuer davantage de mesures sur des caractères d’importance pour l’industrie, notamment pas les meures aux ultrasons. Troisièmement, nous devons employer les outils disponibles dans notre programme de sélection. Les membres de l’association ont fait au fil des ans des investissements considérables au niveau des outils d’évaluation génétique et, lorsqu’ils sont utilisés afin d’atteindre un objectif donné, ces outils fonctionnent. Cela ne veut pas nécessairement dire que vous devez viser les plus grandes valeurs pour chaque caractère, mais plutôt que vous devez les utiliser pour conserver un certain niveau ou encore faire des progrès dans une

direction donnée pour un caractère spécifique. Cela ne veut également pas dire que les méthodes traditionnelles de sélection ne sont pas importantes, comme par exemple l’évaluation de la conformation fonctionnelle, mais plutôt que nous avons maintenant l’opportunité d’être des leaders et d’utiliser des outils de sélection de première qualité pouvant nous permettre d’ajouter et d’engendrer davantage de profit au sein de l’industrie. Le futur s’annonce fort prometteur pour la race Simmental au Canada, et on doit conserver notre esprit d’innovation si important pour assurer le succès de notre race. S’il y a quelque chose que nous démontre notre historique de la race au niveau des performances, c’est bien que le progrès soit fait en continu et que les choses vont changer (parfois très rapidement).

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January 1 , 2019 Canadian Simmental Population BOLT EPD Averages Average CE BW WW YW Milk MCE MWWT STAY DOC CW Current 6.6 3.4 69.3 102 25.2 4.1 60.2 16.5 10.1 25.9 Sire 6.8 3.3 68.3 101 26.7 4 60.9 16 10.2 25.5 Dam 5.9 3.7 67.5 99 25.7 3.9 59.5 16.3 9.6 24.5 FullBlood 4.4 4.7 68.9 99 32.1 2.9 66.5 15.2 9.1 21.8 PureBred 7 3.3 70.3 104 23.4 4.3 58.5 17.1 10.4 27.3

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MARB -0.11 -0.11 -0.11 -0.16 -0.11

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Congratulations

Congratulations

Ryerson Harry Ike Satchwell arrived on June 11, 2018. Proud parents are Brandon and Dani Satchwell. Virginia Ranch (Harry and Michelle Satchwell) are thrilled to welcome their first grandchild.

Shayla Thora Irene born to Stewart and Carla Thorgilsson of Triple T Diamond Simmentals on November 16, 2018 weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz., 20 ins.

Our Deepest Sympathies It is with deep sadness that we wish to share: Don Adair, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather went to his heavenly home on November 22, 2018. He was a patient, kind, gentle soul, a true gentleman, well known for his wonderful sense of humour, sparkle in his eye and practical jokes. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Violet, of 67 years and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don Adair

Our Deepest Sympathies

Mr. Gordon Cave (Cindon Farms) of North Battleford, SK passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Toronto, ON at the age of 59 years.

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Our Deepest Sympathies

Audrey Barkley (nee Crites) of Williamsburg, age 81 passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Garnet “Sage” Barkley. Loving mother of Gary (Laurie) of Williamsburg, Larry (Rhonda) of Ingleside, Sandra Cumming (Jim) of Winchester and Tracy Johnston (Lyndon) of Williamsburg. Dear sister of June Fobare of Rennselaar Falls, New York and Winnie James of Morrisburg. Audrey will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Julie, Crystal, Mitchel (Kim), Matthew (Lori), Brittany (John), Amanda (Gary), Michael (Lisa), Patricia, Anthony (Caroline), Stacey and great-grandchildren Madilynn, Emmitt, Faythe, Quinn, Emerson, Charleigh, Nolan, Xavier, Theodore, Naomie and Loni. Predeceased by her son Calvin, her grandson Micheal, her sister Darlene Crites and her brothers Stanley, Morley, Morton, Cameron, Leslie and Brian Crites. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

ey Audrey Barkl

Our Deepest Sympathies

Gordon passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Gordon was born on the homestead in the R.M. of Dundurn on June 24, 1938. Gordon’s life was filled with his love for family, horses, dogs and cattle. He began showing cattle in 4-H at a very young age and was a 4-H leader for 25 years and he passed on his passion for cattle to all the lives he touched. He wasn’t a farmer, he was a true cowboy. He was a member of the Canadian Polled Hereford Association, the Canadian Simmental Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, as well as various other committees. For as much as he touched the lives of others, the imprint he left from his patience, knowledge, integrity and gentle guidance on his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren is beyond words.

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Our Deepest Sympathies

son Beverly John

Surrounded by her family, Beverly Joan Johnson passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Bev was born February 26, 1958, to Earl and Jeanette Ballard of Hanley, SK, where she was raised on the family farm. Bev graduated from the U of S with a B. Comm in accounting. She was passionate about and respected for her work in family business, eventually becoming the national chair of the KPMG Enterprise Centre for Family Business. While working she also helped run the family farm, Lost River Ranches, and raised a family with her husband Ross Johnson. Bev was ambitious and hard-working and applied these attributes to many causes about which she cared, from sports and charity organizations to the many boards on which she served — too many to list. She loved music and was an accomplished pianist. Her worldwide travels for work and pleasure indulged her love of learning, such as learning to speak Spanish. She shared many of these travels with her husband Al Scholz, who she married in 2013. Bev will be lovingly remembered by her husband Al; children Andrew (Gretchen), Nicole (Austen), Julie (Kurtis); grandkids Karsten, Kore, Sigrid; father Earl Ballard (Elaine); sister Shelley McKinlay (Andrew); step-children Aaron, Luke, Elysse; and many other family members, friends, and colleagues.

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Thank you to the following generous contributors... KCH Cattle Co. Double Bar D Farms McMillen Ranching Ltd. Mader Ranches Aumack Simmentals Bruce Holmquist Jamieson Farms M & R Cattle Co. Rosegarland Cattle Co. Sunny Valley Simmentals Ultra Livestock Willerton Simmentals Hi-Tech Farms Perlinger Simmentals Triangle 33 Simmentals Dalton Dorran Green Valley Ranch Ltd. KCH Simmentals Mark Stock Prairie Sky Holdings Rosemead Farms Timm Cattle Co. Ty-D Livestock 58

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Diamond K Cattle Co. Ltd. Labatte Simmentals Harvie Crest Cattle & KT Ranches Ashworth Farm & Ranch Boss Lake Genetics Greystone Cattle Company Lewis Farms Perkin Land & Cattle Storebo Farms Triangle Stock Farms Westway Farms Dunluce Farms Lazy Bar B Simmentals Three Star Simmentals Bar A Simmentals Gracie Borhson High Bluff Stock Farms M & J Farms Pearson Farms Ridgeline Cattle Co. Swan Hills Ranch Triple Rose Simmentals Gus & Brenda Stoppler

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Simmental Sweepstakes Draw Winners

1) $7,500 sale credit to the 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Rusylvia Cattle Co. 2) $5,000 sale credit to the 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Spruce Grove Cattle Co 3) $2,500 sale credit to the 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Sky Track Ranch 4) $2,180 advertising credit to the Cattleman’s magazine - Red Top Livestock 5) $2,115 advertising credit to the Alberta Beef/Beef Illustrated magazines - Konrad Farms

6) Wood Clock.....Alameda Agencies - Grona Farms 7) $500 credit towards a Precision Cam.....Allan Leigh Security & Communications - Crowe Bros. 8) $1000 credit to March 4, 2019 Bull Sale & Gift.....Ashworth Farm & Ranch - Troy Gordon 9) $100 Gift Certificate.....Bar T5 Trailers - Saskatoon - Dante Farina 10) $100 Gift Card.....Black Diamond Acres - Calvin Fornwald 11) $500 Sale Credit to the 6th Annual Next Generation Bull Sale March 9, 2019.....Black Gold Simmentals - Dwein Trask 12) 1 Flush Pack - including cost of drugs/procedure and up to 5 implants.....Bovatech - W2 Land & Cattle Supper Sponsor 13) $600 Certificate towards any of their Services.....Bow Valley Genetics-Daryl - Ultra Livestock 14) $1000 sale credit to 13th Annual Feb. 2019 Bull Sale.....Crossroad Farms - Flying TL Simmentals 15) Artwork.....Dorran Marketing - Kent Malcomson 16) $1500 sale credit 21st Annual Bull Sale March 2019 & Gift Basket.....Mcintosh/Kuntz/SAJ - Larry Gordon 17) $500 sale credit to Female sale Dec 8 or Bull Sale March 13, 2019.....Meadow Acres - Maxstone Simmentals 18) Ivomec.....Boerhinger - Cody & Carly-Jo Carson 19) $500 towards semen or embryo collection.....Optimum Genetics - Red Top Livestock 20) AllFlex Syringe & Jug of Orvus Soap...Paradise Hill Ranch & Western Wear - Chris Gordon 21) Custom Western Decor.....Prairie Wind Farms - Spring Creek Simmentals 22) $100 gift certificate for DNA Testing.....Quantum Genetix-Cody - East Poplar Simmentals Show Jacket Sponsor 23) $500 Sale Credit to Next Generation Bull Sale March 9, 2019 & RWR Gloves.....Red Willow Ranch Ltd - Pearson Farms 24) Rancher Gift Basket.....Rio Nutrition - Alliance Simmentals 25) $500 Sale Credit to Bull Sale March 24, 2019.....Riskan Hope Farms - Harvie Crest Cattle 26) 1 Night Accomodation.....Sandman Inn & Suites, Regina - David Grey 27) 1 night accomodation.....Sandman Inn & Suites, Regina - Northern Light Simmental 28) 5 units of semen from Semex Beef Sire Catalogue.....Semex - Double G Simmentals 29) $500 sale credit for March 2019 & Gift Basket.....Southwest Showcase Bull Sale - Pheasantdale Cattle Company 30) $500 credit to website design.....T Bar C Cattle Co. - Sunrise Simmentals 31) $250 sale credit for any TRANSCON LIVESTOCK SALE.....Transcon Livestock - Rainbow River Simmentals 32) $250 sale credit for any TRANSCON LIVESTOCK SALE.....Transcon Livestock - Coulee Crossing Cattle Co 33) $1000 credit to bull purchase & $500 credit towards commercial heifer purchase & Gift Basket .....Wheatland Cattle Co - Timm Cattle Co 34) G.I. Gypsy Custom Artwork.....X-T Livestock - Boundary Ranch 35) 1 Night Accomodation.....Days Inn Eastside - RenLim Farms

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

President: Kirsten Fornwald (306) 487-2557

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Thank you to our retiring directors for their years of service; Dana Johns, Eric Theroux & Past President Andrea Bertholet. Congratulations to the newest MSA board members Megan Johns, Donovan Hickson & Melissa McRae 2019 A.O. Henuset Ambassador M&J Farms, Russell, MB.

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Rendezvous Farms 14th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale ............... Ste. Rose du Lac, MB M&J Farms Simmental & Angus 2 year Bull & Female Sale....................... Russell, MB JP Cattle Co./Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale ..... Mcauley, MB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental Sale ...................................... Winnipeg, MB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale................................................................ Virden, MB Mar Mac Farms Bull & Commercial Female Sale ....................................... Brandon, MB Rainbow River Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale ....................... Fisher Branch, MB Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale .................................................... Virden, MB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale ................................................. Winnipeg, MB Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale ........................................................... Killarney, MB Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale.......................................... Neepawa, MB Family Tradition Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale ...................................... Inglis, MB Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale ............................................ Brandon, MB WLB Livestock 15th Annual Beef Bull Sale................................................. Douglas, MB Maple Lake Stock Farms Kick off to Spring Bull Sale ................................. Hartney, MB Transcon’s Cattle Country Bull Sale ........................................................... Neepawa, MB Cattle Capital Bull Sale ............................................................................... Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

Or find a breeder in your area at

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Maritime Simmental Association

www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kerwin Delong, NS Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE Don Godfrey, PE CSA Director: Frank Robblee, PE MYSA Board of Directors President: Connor Morse, NS Vice President: Jake Matheson, PE Treasurer: Melanie Delong, NS Secretary: Jessie Swinamer, NS Directors: Dereck Sanderson, PE Olivia Hiltz, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Kouwenberg, NS

Dates to Remember April 6, 2019 MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS September 20-22 YCS Maritime Classic Windsor, NS 63

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FCSF Advancing Education Award Application The application is available online at

www.simmentalfoundation.com

Introducing the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation’s Advancing Education Bursary Award. The FCSF will allocate a maximum of $5000 per fiscal year with a maximum of $1000 per applicant. Applications will be reviewed by the FCSF board at the spring and fall board meetings. Requirements to Apply • Must be a member of the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) or the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) • Must be 25 years of age or younger at time of application • Money applied for must be put towards training or travel for Conferences and Agricultural events to further knowledge and education in the Agriculture industry. All applications must be typed out and submitted to the FCSF by March 1st and October 1st of each year in order to be considered for approval at the spring and fall board meetings. • Applications must include: o 1 page biography of the nominees industry/breed involvement o Outline the intended use of the bursary o Upon receiving the bursary, applicants will submit the following to the FCSF • Complete a detailed report on how the bursary was used • Copies of receipts showing the expenditures of the project

Application Please submit all applications to the following: Email: fcsf@simmental.com Fax: (403) 250-5121 Mail: Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation #13, 4101- 19th Street N.E Calgary, AB T2E 7C4 Name: CSA or YSCA Membership Number: Birthdate: M/D/Y/ Please provide your biography in the Agriculture Industry and your involvement in the Simmental breed: Please outline the intended use of the bursary in detail if awarded: Projected Costs of Project/Program: This would include any Registration Fees, Travel Costs, Meals, and Learning Materials etc.… Total Projected Cost: Provide your full contact information: Mailing Address: Email Address: Phone Number: For any questions please contact us at the office fcsf@simmental.com or (403) 250.7979 /Toll free 1-866-860-6051

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YCSA Board of Directors! Represent, serve and assist youth in the Simmental breed

From left to right: Connor Morse, Gracie Falconer, Dayne Whelan, Wyatt Millar(retired), Allison Booth, Krista Whalen, Mackenzie Skeels, Lisa Reich, Montana Stillman-Loyst. PRESIDENT & QUEBEC REP Krista Whalen (819)679-7964 kristawhalenphotopgraphy@hot mail.com

1ST VICE PRESIDENT & ALBERTA REP Lisa Reich (780)898-2934 lisa_reich1996@hotmal.com

MANITOBA REP Gracie Falconer (204)576-0163 gmfalconer@hotmail.com

ONTARIO REP Montana Stillman-Loyst (705)957-7890 aloyst13@hotmail.ca

2ND VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR AT LARGE Allison Booth (506)229-3244 allisonbooth101@hotmail.com

MARITIME REP Connor Morse (902)844-0286 cdmsimmentals@gmail.com

SASKATCHEWAN REP Dayne Whelan (306) 371-2955 whelan_dayne@hotmail.com DIRECTOR AT LARGE Mackenzie Skeels (403) 704-9981 kenzielabrie@icloud.com

Interested in becoming a National YCSA Board Member? Join your Provincial YCSA Board and/or get elected as a Director at Large at the National AGM

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

SAVE the date! August 7-11, 2019 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

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Ranking

Animal Name

2018 top 10 females Owner(s)

Total Points

1

BOSS LAKE MS ELLE 637D

BOSS LAKE Genetics

120

2

EXCEL SHEEZA GEM 407A

XCEL LIVESTOCK

104

3

WHEATLAND LADY 3111A

WHEATLAND CATTLE CO.

75

4

BARLEE GOLDIE LOCKS

JERRY BARBER

66

5

BARLEE SODA POP 4F

JERRY BARBER

53

6

ALLIANCE BLACK SARAH

ALLIANCE SIMMENTALS

51

7

FUSION DAY DREAMER

FUSION LIVESTOCK

49

8

SANE UPG. GARNETTE 128D

SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX

47

9

RPCC RED EMILY 239E

IRONHILL SIMMENTALS

45

10

IRCC DARLIN 613D

KATIE ELMHIRST

43

2018 top 10 BULLS 1

IRONHILL ROLLIN THUNDER

IRONHILL SIMMENTALS

135

2

DSFF DRIVER 1D

HALLS CATTLE CO./ TWISTED SISTERS LIVESTOCK

68

3

ALLIANCE WIDE TRACK 718

ALLIANCE SIMMENTALS

64

4

DONOVANDALE FLASH

DONOVANDALE SIMMENTALS

60

5

MAR MAC DALLAS 110D

TODD SIMMENTALS

51

6

MADER LIEUTENANT 50E

MADER RANCHES

50

7

TCCO BIG SPENDER 659D

TABLELAND CATTLE CO.

43

8

DESTINY BLACK VISION

DESTINY SIMMENTALS

42

9

MAST-R DIEGO 2D

SABE SIMMENTAL

41

10

WKF CUSTOM MADE 64F

WINDY KNOLL FARM

41

Boss Lake Ms Elle, Owned by Boss Lake Genetics of Parkland County, Alberta

Ironhill rollin thunder, Owned by ironhill simmentals of metcalfe, Ontario 67

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Interior Provincial Exhibition Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female

August 31 - September 3, 2018 — Armstrong, BC — Judge: Mike Geddes, Colton Hamilton and Keith Altwasser

NEW TREND ELEGANCE 10E

JT GREATER CONSENSUS 113E

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: BF SPECIAL CONSENSUS Exhibited by: Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB

NEW TREND FINESSE 9F

RJY SHOCK N AWE 5D

Sire: HARKERS ICON Exhibited by: Tim and Derri Massey, Strathmore, AB

Sire: LFE THE RIDDLER 323B Exhibited by: Schweb Family Cattle, Salmon Arm, BC

Olds Fall Classic

October 5-7, 2018 — Olds, AB — Judge: Chris Wilgenbusch and Jordan Buba

Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: Jacey Massey, Strathmore, AB

BOSS LAKE MISS ELLE 638D

SKV Defiance 47D

NEW TREND ELEGANCE 10E

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Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

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Sire: TLSS AVENGER 124Z Exhibited by: Nolara Farms, Mayerthorpe, AB

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Boss Lake Genetics, Parkland County, AB

MADER LIEUTENANT 50E

Sire: MADER WALK THIS WAY 224B Exhibited by: Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB

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Expo Boeuf

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

October 5-7, 2018 — Victoriaville, QC — Judge: Colton Hamilton

XCEL SHEEZA GEM 407A

IRONHILL ROLLIN THUNDER

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: Alliance Request 1315 Exhibited by: Iron Hill Simmentals, Metcalfe, ON

RK PJ ANNIE

HI TECH EXPLOSIVE ET 201E

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: RK Cattle Co., Moorefield, ON

Sire: FBF1 COMBUSTIBLE Exhibited by: Hi Tech Farms, Ingleside, ON

Manitoba Ag Ex - National Show Grand Champion Bull

October 26, 2018 — Brandon, MB — Judges: Jonathan Thomason, Blaine Brost and Bill Biglieni

Grand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: XCEL EBONYS INFLUENCE Exhibited by: Xcel Livestock, Russell, ON

WHEATLAND LAY 3111A

TCCO BIG SPENDER 659D

Sire: PROFIT Exhibited by: Tableland Cattle Co., Estevan, SK

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: WHEATLAND RED EARTH 74X Exhibited by: Wheatland Cattle Co., Bienfait, SK

BOSS LAKE MISS ELLE 638D

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Boss Lake Genetics, Stony Plain, AB

DSFF DRIVER 1D

Sire: WAGR DRIVER 706T Exhibited by: Hall’s Cattle Co., Craven, SK

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Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up Grand Champion BUll

Grand Champion Female

October 31- November 3, 2018 — Lloydminster, SK — Judge: Scott Schaake

MCINTOSH LILY 21D

DSFF DRIVER 1D

Reserve Grand Champion bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: WAGR DRIVER 706T Exhibited by: Hall’s Cattle Co. & Twisted Sisters, Craven, SK

BOSS LAKE MS. CROCUS 707E

BLACK GOLD CAPTAIN SCREAM 178F

Sire: WLE UNO MAS X549 Exhibited by: Boss Lake Genetics, Parkland County, AB

Sire: BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmental, Lloydminster, SK

Toronto Royal Winter Fair November 4, 2018 — Toronto, ON — Judge: Riley Lafrentz Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

IRCC DARLIN’ 613D

IRONHILL ROLLIN THUNDER

Sire: ALLIANCE REQUEST 1315 Exhibited by: Ironhill Simmentals, Metcalfe, ON

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: MR HOC BROKER Exhibited by: Katie Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

OATTES CREAM SODA 35E

Sire: WS STEPPING STONE B44 Exhibited by: Oattes Cattle, Cobden, ON

DESTINY BLACK VISION

Sire: MR CCF VISION Exhibited by: Destiny Simmental, Meaford, ON

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Farmfair International

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion bull

November 8, 2018 — Edmonton, AB — Judge: Carmen and Donna Jackson

WHEATLAND LADY 3111A

SKV Defiance 47D

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Sire: TLSS AVENGER 124Z Exhibited by: Nolara Farms, Mayerthorpe, AB

Boss Lake Miss Elle 638D

NGDB STRUCTURE 34D

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Boss Lake Genetics, Parkland County, AB

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB

reserve Champion Percentage Female

Grand Champion Percentage Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: WHEATLAND RED EARTH 74X Exhibited by:Wheatland Cattle/Michelson Land and Cattle, Bienfait, SK

WHL Brooke 1629D

NEW TREND SPARKLE 4C

Sire: BROOKING DEJA VU 4038 Exhibited by: Miller Livestock, Cremona, AB

Sire: B C LOOKOUT 7024 Exhibited by: New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

Canadian Western Agribition Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Regina, SK — Judge: Bill Biglieni

BOSS LAKE Miss ELLE 638D

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Boss Lake Genetics, Parkland County, AB

SWAN LAKE RED CIRCUIT 28D

Sire: WHEATLAND CIRCUIT BREAKER Exhibited by: Swan Lake Farms Ltd., Stoughton, SK

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Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

SVS BETTS 808F

Sire: MR HOC BROKER Exhibited by: Indian River Cattle Compnay, Indian River, ON; Erixon Simmentals, Clavet, SK; Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB

Sire: BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D Exhibited by: Sunny Valley Simmentals, Hanley, SK

first lady classic champion

SIMMENTAL CHAMPION PEN OF BULLS

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

IRCC DARLIN’ 613D

NEW TREND ELEGANCE 10E

Exhibited by: McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB; New Trend Cattle Co. Strathmore, AB

Simmental on the Move

H

Randy Bollum Simmental Country Sales Representative

appy bull hunting! It’s one of my favorite times of year – bull sale season. By the time you read this, we will be starting the winter/spring months when the majority of North American beef cattlemen set their sights on lining up the genetics and “bull power” for the sires side of the equation that results in their next calf crop. That’s also the “crop” that becomes your next set of feeder calves, sale bulls, and replacement heifers. That is, in fact, some of your next paychecks. Not a matter to take lightly, for sure. There is not a day that goes by through the whole year when I don’t think about what bulls I should or could use, and what female will get mated to which bull. It’s part of the challenge and fun, of the seedstock business. It’s been often said and rightly so, that a true cattle breeder should always be on the lookout for a new herd sire to use. Yearround, if there is one that surfaces, you had better think

about obtaining those genetics before your competition does. Often times that great bull might be virtually right underfoot or even just close by down the road. I hope you have read through the ads in our last issue, the January 2019 Simmental “Commercial Country” that carried lots of information about upcoming events. In this issue you will receive additional reading about more options where to find your next herd sires and semen selections. One major advantage for the Simmental breed here in Canada is that we have a wide variety of types and kinds of registered breeding stock available within the breed. From different types to different colors, cattlemen have a choice of which kind of cattle they raise, yet can still call them Simmental and enjoy the advantages these cattle bring to the table. As always, I am looking forward to the upcoming sale season and eagerly await discovering some of the future genetic gems at the bull sales ahead. Happy bull hunting!

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IRCC Quality Control Sale II

Indian River, ON September 30, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Sale Total

Gross

Average

$298,450.00

$7,927.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - IRCC Darlin’ 613D $45,000.00 S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: Olf Odin U5 Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Mader Ranches & Erixon Simmentals

Indian River, ON October 8, 2018 Auctioneer: Carl Wright Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Lots

Simmental Cows 10 Simmental Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 3 Simmental Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 11 Simmental Heifer Calves 3 Simmental Bull Calves 3 Simmental Bred Heifers 8 Simmental Bulls 2 Charolais Cows 6 Charolais Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 2 Charolais Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 5 Charolais Heifer Calves 3 Charolais Bred Heifers 3 Purebred Lots Sale Total 59

Gross

Average

$34,400.00 $10,300.00 $48,400.00 $6,950.00 $6,700.00 $21,500.00 $9,600.00 $20,000.00 $6,800.00 $26,600.00 $6,450.00 $5,700.00 $203,400.00

$3,440.00 $3,433.33 $4,400.00 $2,316.67 $2,233.33 $2,687.50 $4,800.00 $3,333.33 $3,400.00 $5,320.00 $2,150.00 $1,900.00 $3,447.46

Olds, AB October 12, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Females Bulls Frozen Lots Live Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

16 2

$111,850.00 $21,000.00 $32,900.00 $165,750.00

$6,991.00 $10,500.00

18

Lot 9 - SBV Smarty Pants IV S: LFE Black Lakota 385W DS: Triple C Ponderosa Rey Consignor: Bouchard Livestock Buyer: Willerton Simmentals

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Lot 3A - IRCC First Lady 804F S: IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B DS: MRL 106T Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Double Bar D Farms

$14,750.00

Lot 28 - Blackriver Elegant Black 92E S: JF Back In Black 406B DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Lobster Point

$13,000.00

Lot 4 - IRCC Edgy Girl 735E S: Springcreek Cash 132B DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Vaughn Gibbons

$12,000.00

$13,525.04 $3,175.02 $2,275.00 $222,375.00

High Selling Lots

Set Your Sights On Vision

Sale Summary

$15,000.00

Commercial Females 8 Embryos 9 Units of Semen 25 Sale Grand Total

M&L Cattle Company Complete Simmental & Charolais Dispersal

Sale Summary

Lot 2B - IRCC Eclair 742E S: IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B DS: IRCC Tomahawk 706T Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Dudgeon Livestock

$7,381.00

$28,000.00

$1,690.63 $352.78 $91.00

Lot 11 - M&L Kendra 57B S: LRX The Godfather 141Z DS: ER Big Sky 545B Consignor: M&L Cattle Company Buyer: Leahy Stock Farm

$11,750.00

Lot 14 - M&L King’s Guard 570D S: LFE Red Casino 3036X DS: LRX The Godfather 141Z Consignor: M&L Cattle Company Buyer: Lewis Black

$5,600.00

Lot 1 - MRK Perspective 20E S: MR CCF Vision DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: McIntosh Ranch Buyer: Bouchard Livestock & Percyview

$15,000.00

Lot 3 - KWA Ms Vision 141C S: MR CCF Vision DS: KWA Limited 71P Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Cornerstone Cattle Co.

$14,500.00

Lot 10 - Maple Lake Swagger 6217 S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: MRD Mr Bodybuilder 66S Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Lonestar Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 15 - Swan Lake Ms Vision 34F S: HSF High Roller 12T DS: Mr CCF Vision Consignor: Swan Lake Farms Buyer: Johns Simmentals

$7,000.00

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River Point Cattle Company & Guests Fall Gala Sale Glencoe, ON October 14, 2018 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Live Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

39 39

$202,850.00 $202,850.00

$5,201.00 $5,201.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 8 - RPCC RED Emerald 252E S: Red Tex Y3189 HR DS: WHF Slugger 244S Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Moonshine Simmentals

$9,750.00

Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, Alberta November 16, 2018 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Live Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

32 32

$98,649.92 $98,649.92

$3,082.81 $3,082.81

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - PSE Ms Espresso FF S: Hockenhull Marvel DS: Bar 5 SA Piona 04 817N Consignor: Elliot Simmentals Buyer: Dwayne Horst

$5,000.00

The 48th Agribition Simmental Sale Regina, SK November 21, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Live Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

27 27

$265,350.00 $265,350.00

$9,828.00 $9,828.00

Lot 1 - KWA Ms Riddler 178E S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: MRL Integrity 76Y Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. Buyer: Corner Stone Cattle C

$13,500.00

Lot 1A - RPCC BLK Flashy 222F S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: Red Tex Y3189 HR Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 2C - RPCC FCI BLK Foxy 223F S: Hooks Broadway 11B DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: French Market Stock

$8,000.00

Lot 2B - RPCC BLK Firefly 232F S: Hooks Broadway 11B DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Jeff Christopher

$7,500.00

Lot 15 - FARL Ms Frolic S: Boundary Astute 4C DS: IPU Red Zone 16A Consignor: Farl-L Farms Buyer: KJO Cattle Co.

$7,100.00

Lot 33 - Grinalta’s Lady Colo PFF23E S: KUZ Mr Colossal 427Z DS: Grinalta’s HP Uriah FF4W Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Ismael Orozco

$5,000.00

Lot 31 - Grinalta’s Lady Bravo 4PFF7E S: Champs Bravo DS: Grinalta’s Unique DPFF81Z Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Ismael Orozco

$4,300.00

Lot 36 - Grinalta’s Miss Bravo TPFF64E S: Champs Bravo DS: Beech Bros Xander 943X Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Ismael Orozco

$4,300.00

Lot 9 - Mader Opal 10F S: Mader /CS/Rust Cruz 3D DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Lewis Farms

$13,500.00

Lot 3 - SVS BLK Satin 783E S: Mader Walk This Way 224B DS: SVS Scout 25X Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Rusylvia Cattle Co.

$12,500.00

Lot 7 - Black Gold Ms Crocus 140F S: WHF Limitless B011 DS: PRL Alamo Armour 13 111A Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch

$10,000.00

Lot 5 - Silver Lake Fancy 17F S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: Harvie Moonshine 32Z Consignor: Silverlake Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$10,000.00

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Camrose Country Classic

Camrose, AB November 27, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Females Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

57 57

$321,250.00 $321,250.00

$5,636.00 $5,636.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 21 - NUG Katie 167E S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: KOP Walkerson 319B Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: TSN Livestock

$10,000.00

Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB November 30, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Fullblood Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

34 34

$175,400.00 $175,400.00

$5,159.00 $5,159.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 15 - Big Sky Panda 9E S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: CEN Laredo 519L Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: JNR Farms

$9,750.00

Simpower Bred Female Sale

Innisfail, AB November 30, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

38 38

$255,450.00 $255,450.00

$6,722.00 $6,722.00

Lot 1 - WFL Ms Red Mystery 7138E S: LFE Red Mountaineer 303C DS: TNT Bootlegger Z268 Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Double Bar D Farms

$18,250.00

Lot 16 - NUG Miss 97E S: Bar KR Avalanche 52X DS: NUG Ranger 168R Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Petrosa Exports

$9,750.00

Lot 18 - NUG Marcy 100E S: MRL Western Force 251B DS: IPU Classic 1X Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: KZ Simmentals

$9,750.00

Lot 14 - NUG Scarlet 85E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Rafter 4T

$9,500.00

Lot 19 - NUG Regal 107E S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: SKORS Enticer 186W Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Ririe Land & Cattle

$9,500.00

Lot 18 - KSL Electric Eve 2E S: Kuntz Sonic 14C DS: Wolfe’s Western FF 12X Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Keato Meadow Simmentals

$8,600.00

Lot 31 - Swantewitt DJB Ella15E S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: Virginia Barcelona 46X Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Creekside Cattle Company

$8,000.00

Lot 17 - KSL Sonic Sangria 3E S: Kuntz Sonic 14C DS: Great Guns TX Gus 124X Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Nolara Farms

$7,250.00

Lot 30 - Swantewitt Espanita 32E S: Virginia Barcelona 46X DS: Cherry Creek Carlsberg 2S Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Northern Light Simmentals

$7,200.00

Lot 19 - RF/CD Cheyenne 727E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: KCH

$12,500.00

Lot 20 - RF/CD Sadie 778E S: W/C Husker 750C DS: Hart All In W382 Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Hoegl Livestock

$12,500.00

Lot 26 - CMS Allesha 706E S: CMS Empire 531C DS: North Sky Red Herc 18M Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Diamond K

$12,000.00

Lot 32 - Ultra Lady Pride 43E S: Ultra Crowd Teaser 2C DS: Remington Black Label 20S Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Crowe Brothers

$11,250.00

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The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK December 3, 2018 Auctioneer: Danny Skeels Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Heifer Calves Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

30 12 1 43

$91,550.00 $36,000.00 $4,000.00 $131,550.00

$3,051.00 $3,000.00 $4,000.00 $3,059.30

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - PEARL Miss B Great 37E S: Lazy S The Great One 99C DS: MWP Red Right On 2A Consignor: Perlinger Simmentals Buyer: Leewood Ranch

Brandon, MB December 4, 2018 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Simmental Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

48 48

$190,200.00 $190,200.00

$3,963.00 $3,963.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 49 - NAC Macy 28F S: MAF Northern Red 79C DS: MFI Fusion 5238 Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Labatte Simmentals

$9,100.00

Innisfail, AB December 4, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Bred Fullblood Bred Purebred Black Bred Purebred Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 14 - Kidred Spirit Eve 22E S: Grinalta’s HP Ultra FF940 DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Kindred Spirit Buyer: Willow Lane

$5,600.00

Lot 23 - JPCC Miss Foxy 115F S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435B DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Wheatland Cattle Co.

$8,700.00

Lot 19 - Crest’s View Combustible 9E $7,500.00 S: FBF1 Combustible DS: NAC Pete 18Y Consignor: Crest View Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. Buyer: Northern Light Simmentals Lot 46 - More’s Ms Evening Rose 714E S: Come As U R Red Rocket DS: MRL 91Y Consignor: More Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Meadow Acres

$6,000.00

Lot 6 - Big Sky Empress 88E S: Sibelle Goldorak 21A DS: Gibbons Jeremiah Consignor: Big Sky Simmentals Buyer: Ray J Simmentals

$5,400.00

Lot 5 - Virginia Cabernet 734E $28,000.00 S: Double Bar D Notorious DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd.

Transon’s Western Harvest 2018

Sale Summary

$5,700.00

$5,800.00

40th Annual Keystone Connection Simmental Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 27 - XRC Flexus 7F S: BEE Ballistic 1C DS: Virginia Maximus Consignor: XRC Simmentals Buyer: Anchor D

Lots

Gross

Average

46 23 9 78

$348,400.00 $89,500.00 $39,900.00 $477,800.00

$7,574.00 $3,891.30 $4,433.33 $6,125.64

Lot 1 - Virginia Ms Champagne 711E $28,000.00 S: Double Bar D Notorious DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd.

Lot 55 - Keato Kandis 4E $23,500.00 S: WFI Whistler 47L DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Keato Meadow Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Land & Livestock and Stout Bros. Lot 76 - Spruces Red Velvet 524D S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: South Seven Sundance 21S Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$16,500.00

Lot 32 - Tymarc Builder 714E S: Skors Cinch 162A DS: LRS Red Reality 33J Consignor: Tymarc Livestock Buyer: LJ Farms

$10,000.00

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Double Bar D Sharing The Herd Female Sale Grenfell, SK December 5, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Heifer Calves 2.5 Purebred Bred Heifers 14 Fullblood Heifer Calves 2 Fullblood Bred Heifers 17 Simm-Angus Bred Heifers 5 Live Lots Total 40.5 Semen 80 Sale Grand Total

Gross

Average

$30,750.00 $104,650.00 $10,000.00 $10,077.00 $20,600.00 $251,650.00 $14,300.00 $265,950.00

$12,300.00 $7,475.00 $5,000.00 $5,038.24 $4,120.00 $6,213.58 $178.75

Transcon’s 41st Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK December 6, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Black Purebred Bred Purebred Bred Fullblood Open Purebred Open Black Purebred Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

14 11 4 4 4 37

$91,112.00 $93,456.00 $53,852.00 $11,000.00 $22,352.00 $271,750.00

$6,508.00 $8,496.00 $13,463.00 $2,750.00 $5,588.00 $7,345.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - IPU Renee 41E S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: Double Bar D Eclectic 34Y Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$34,000.00

Bonchuk Farms Female Sale

Virden, MB December 9, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bred Heifers Red/Black Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

10 70 80

$47,750.00 $302,400.00 $350,150.00

$4,775.00 $4,320.00 $4,376.88

Lot 3 - BLCC Miss Standard 17E S: MAF Red Standard 108C DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Swan Lake Farms

$11,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 24 - Double Bar D Pepsi 436E S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: Remington Lock N Load 54U Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Longview Angus

$34,000.00

Lot 21 - Double Bar D Bette 477F S: W/C Bankroll 811D DS: Double Bar D True Grit Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Heather LeBlanc

$13,750.00

Lot 26 - Double Bar D Amy 411E S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: Justabout King Label Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Maple Lake Stock Farms

$10,750.00

Lot 3 - IPU 60C Ms. Pocahontas 15E $15,500.00 S: IPU Red Deputy 25C DS: IPU Red Zone 16A Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranch & Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Lot 7 - IPU 144A Ms. Priority 99E S: MRK Priority 3C DS: Springcreek Lotto 144A Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Dana & Megan Johns

$11,000.00

Lot 2 - IPU Renee 45E S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: Double Bar D Eclectic 34Y Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Spruce View Acres

$11,000.00

Lot 21 - Erixon Lady 68E $11,000.00 S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: IPU Diablo 41Y Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Inc. Buyer: KT Ranch & Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Lot 41 - BLCC Miss Dealer 286E S: Erixon Dealer 63Z DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: R+ Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 40 - BLCC Miss Red Rock 280E S: KWA Red Rock 5T DS: LFE Black Ridgeline 536W Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 64 - BLCC Miss Dealer 160E S: Erixon Dealer 63Z DS: Westfall Voyager 721P Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: R+ Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 63 - BLCC Miss Wallbanger 137E S: Springcreekwallbanger 11Z DS: KS Bravado P68 Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$8,750.00

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Border City Simmental Sale

Lloydminster, SK December 10, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

45 45

$425,250.00 $425,250.00

$9,450.00 $9,450.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 29 - SVS BLK Jenna 717E $30,000.00 S: RF Merchant 481B DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: W2 Land & Cattle and Westman Farms

Shades of the Prairies

Brandon, MB December 10, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Heifer Calves Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

24 24 48

$168,750.00 $113,250.00 $282,000.00

$7,031.00 $4,719.00 $5,875.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - KWA Ms Authority 43E S: CDI Authority 77X DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Claffey Ranches

$20,000.00

Southern Alberta Round-Up Group 25th Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB December 11, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls 2 Year Old Fullblood Bull 3/4 Purebred Bull Purebred Bull Bred Fullbloods Embryos Flush Live Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

36 2 1 1 1 20 4 1 61

$230,724.00 $9,750.00 $6,000.00 $7,000.00 $5,500.00 $112,700.00 $21,000.00 $10,000.00 $371,650.00

$6,409.00 $4,875.00 $6,000.00 $7,000.00 $5,500.00 $5,635.00 $5,250.00 $10,000.00 $6,093.00

Lot 1B - GVR Intrigue 63F S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D DS: R Plus Reload 2006Z Consignor: Green Valley Ranch Ltd Buyer: Lewis Farms & Westman Farms

$30,000.00

Lot 30 - Sunny Valley Flirt 206E $28,000.00 S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: LFE Street Legal 510S Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranches & Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Lot 15 - Erixon Lady 49E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Phesantdale Cattle Co.

$17,500.00

Lot 8 - Black Gold Ms Henrietta 77E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Sun Star Usher 61U Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Robb Farms

$17,000.00

Lot 21 - Prairie Wind Miss 54E S: JFRS Absolute 42A DS: Tess Black 57W Consignor: Prairie Wind Farms Buyer: Robb Farms

$10,250.00

Lot 2 - KWA Ms Riddler 31E S: LFE The Riddler DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: X-T Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 3 - KWAS Ms Riddler 107E S: LFE The Riddler DS: SKORS Super Power 95R Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Johns Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 13 - Come As U R Queen 818F S: MRL Capone 130B DS: MRL 91Y Consignor: Come As U R Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$9,250.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 56 - MJB Fabio 4F S: BEE Battle Cry 282B DS: Virginia Premierleague Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh Group Buyer: JNR Farms & Gibbons Farm

$15,250.00

Lot 58 - MJB Fern 9F S: Virginia Esposito 69C DS: Virginia Premierleague Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh Group Buyer: Granum Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

$13,000.00

Lot 61 - Okofleck Fred 17F S: MTV Garret 5N DS: BEE Battle Cry 282B Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh Group Buyer: East Cardston Farming Co. Ltd.

$12,000.00

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Friday Night Lights

Olds, AB December 14, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bull Calf Bred Heifers Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

1 13 45 59

$30,000.00 $235,500.00 $623,250.00 $888,750.00

$30,000.00 $18,115.00 $13,850.00 $15,064.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 4A - SVS Soda Pop 788E $76,000.00 S: Mader Walk This Way 224B DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranch & Harvie Crest Cattle Co.

Checkers Simmental Sale

Ponoka, AB December 15, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Females Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

11 24 35

$133,250.00 $122,250.00 $255,500.00

$12,114.00 $5,094.00 $7,300.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 21 - NUG Emery 142E S: KWA Rock 78Z DS: MRL Red Force 12U Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Westman Farms

$26,000.00

Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale

Red Deer, AB December 16, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Fullblood Bred Cows Fullblood Bred Heifers Fullblood Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

4 3 19 14 40

$28,252.00 $12,801.00 $136,458.00 $59,500.00 $237,000.00

$7,063.00 $4,267.00 $7,182.00 $4,250.00 $5,925.00

Lot 26 - Wolfe’s Elane FF 80E S: Brink Geronimo A310 DS: Wolfe’s Stetson FF 35S Consignor: Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 2A - RF/Rust Flirt 827F $62,000.00 S: TJSC Boones Pickens 46C DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Koberstien, SIBL & Rainbow Red Angus Lot 2B - RF Flirt 824F S: RF/Rust Stimulus 610D DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Windy Knoll Farms

$59,000.00

Lot 27 - RF Blue Moon 822F S: Erixon Relentless 110D DS: MRL The Goon 121Z Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Blairs.Ag Cattle Co.

$42,000.00

Lot 3A - WFL Red Licious Sue 773E $40,000.00 S: TNT 90 Proof Z401 DS: R Plus Redge 8018U Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd Buyer: KT Ranch & Harvie Crest Cattle Co. Lot 20 - NUG Maggie 104E S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: GFI Magnum K52 Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$19,000.00

Lot 1 - LRX Ms Black 167E S: SKORS High Roller 34C DS: LRX The Godfather 141Z Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 22 - Circle G Ms Daumes 798E S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: CG Yamaha 23Y Consignor: Circle G Buyer: Johns Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 17 - NUG Fannie 15F S: NUG Ultimate 6D DS: MRL High Voltage 155X Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Swan Lake Farms

$14,000.00

Lot 39 - Keet’s Elisha 44E S: NUG Rewind 22C DS: Brandberg Consignor: Keet Simmentals Buyer: Mavv Farms

$10,500.00

Lot 14 - Keato Eiyani 748E S: APLX Clancy 6B DS: Virginia Radison 5Z Consignor: Keato Meadow Simmentals Buyer: Mcruer Simmentals

$10,250.00

Lot 5 - Brook’s Flex 53F S: Skywest Captain Crunch DS: Crossroad Radium 789U Consignor: Brooks Simmentals Buyer: Janjie Inc.

$9,500.00

Lot 4 - Starwest Pol Freezeframe S: Ancor “T” Rusty 59G DS: JNR’S Polled Crackerjack Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: JS Simmentals

$8,000.00

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Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB December 16, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bulls Black Bred Cows Red Bred Cows Black Bred Heifers Black Open Heifers 3/4 Red Bred Heifer Red Bred Heifers Red Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

5 2 9 11 7 1 13 22 40

$45,750.00 $7,300.00 $52,956.00 $67,760.00 $28,203.00 $7,000.00 $70,304.00 $87,560.00 $366,800.00

$9,150.00 $3,650.00 $5,884.00 $6,160.00 $4,029.00 $7,000.00 $5,408.00 $3,980.00 $5,240.00

Maple Lake Stock Farms Fall Female Sale Hartney, MB December 17, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Females Angus Females Shorthorn Females Commercial Females Live Lots Total Embryos Sale Grand Total

Lots

Gross

Average

47 6 14 12 67 33

$191,900.00 $50,100.00 $40,350.00 $39,000.00 $321,350.00 $18,900.00 $340,250.00

$4,082.98 $8,350.00 $2,882.14 $3,250.00 $4,214.18 $572.73

Spring Creek Simmentals Golden Opportunity Female Sale Moosomin, SK December 18, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

67

$344,650.00

$5,144.00

Lot 1 - Springcreek Brooke 68Z $50,000.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Sunrise Simmentals & Maxwell Simmentals

High Selling Lots

Lot 103 - Red Top Fireball 28F S: Skors Bootlegger 102D DS: Black Baron Consignor: Red Top Livestock Buyer: Oh Kay Farms

$15,500.00

Lot 166 - City View Miss 70E S: Blackgold Mind Game 129C DS: Erixon Ringer 93Y Consignor: City View Simmentals Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.

$12,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 14A - Maple Lake Blue Print 8050 S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: LFE Hot Topic 312W Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farm Buyer: Wilson Stock Farm

$12,000.00

Lot 15C - Maple Lake Blue Print 8834 S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: LFE Hot Topic 312W Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farm Buyer: Wilson Stock Farm

$8,000.00

Lot 17B - Maple Lake Killswitch 8511 S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farm Buyer: Bonchuk Farms

$7,400.00

Lot 10 - Springcreek Mistress 121Z S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Springcreek Tank 63P Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Rocky Meadow Ranch

$15,000.00

Lot 46 - Springcreek B Gold 932E S: Springcreek Liner 104S DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Blacksand Cattle

$13,000.00

Lot 21 - Springcreek Leila 75Z $12,000.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Green Valley Ranch & Canadian Donors Lot 10 - Springcreek Amanda 113Z S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$10,000.00

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Schweitzer Simmentals Complete Herd Dispersal Innisfail, AB December 20, 2018 Auctioneers: Ward Cutler and Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Embryos Live Lots Sale Total

Lots 131

Gross

Average

$2,300.00 $776,550.00

$5,946.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - CMS Sochi 307A S: Drake Poker Face 2X DS: IPU Black Heavyweight 64S Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Sunberry Valley Ranch

$14,500.00

Premier Guests Falls View Production Sale Niagara Falls, ON December 29, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Lots Angus Lots Herefords Lots Charolais Lots Live Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 9 28 2/3 12 1/2 4 54.16

Gross

Average

$86,800.00 $372,425.00 $112,250.00 $42,250.00 $614,050.00

$9,644.44 $12,994.59 $8,980.00 $10,562.50 $11,337.70

Lot 46 - IRCC Flicker 853F S: IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B DS: FBF1 Combustible Consignor: Indian River Cattle Company Buyer: Maple Stone

Lot 42A - SBSF Connor 51F S: Sunville Copper DS: IPU Romano 90X Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Labatte Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 33 - SBSF Black Gal 14E S: CMS Sochi 307A DS: SBSF Red Powerline 37U Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Cody Gawazuk

$11,500.00

Lot 42 - SBSF Precious 14Z S: IPU Romano 90X DS: MFI Whistler 5244 Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$11,250.00

Lot 37 - SBSF Precious 50E S: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z DS: Swan Lake Tomstone 40Y Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Circle 7

$10,500.00

Lot 52 - Embryos S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Consignor: Sunrise Simmentals Buyer: Triangle Stock Farms

$10,000.00

$20,000.00

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ABC Cattle Co................................................ 87 Adair Ranch.............................................. 49, 83 Ala Genetics................................................... 94 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................... 93 Alliance Simmental Farms.............................. 90 Anchor D Ranch............................................. 83 Applecross Cattle..................................... 53, 83 Arrow Creek Simmental.................................. 31 Artisan Farms................................................. 93 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.................... 18, 87 Aumack Simmentals....................................... 87 Bar 5 Farms.................................................... 90 Bar CL Livestock...................................... 20, 83 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 83 Bert’s NR Simmentals.................................... 37 Big Rock Simmentals..................................... 83 Black River Farms.......................................... 90 Blacksand Cattle Company............................ 89 Blue Mountains Farm..................................... 90 Blushrose Simmental Farm...................... 30, 87 Bohrson Marketing Services............................... ......................................... 13, 15, 39, 41, 43, 94 Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 89 Boomer Creek Livestock................................ 90 Bouchard Livestock Services............................. ........................... 4, 5, 15, 19, 31, 39, 50, 54, 94 Boundary Ranch....................................... 54, 87 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................. 94 Bow Valley Genetics....................................... 94 Brooksland Farms.......................................... 90 Canadian Bull Congress................................. 93 Canadian Cattlemen....................................... 94 Carey, Brent.................................................... 93 Car-Laur Simmentals...................................... 90 Cattle Cures.................................................... 93 Circle G Simmentals & Angus........................ 83 City View Simmentals..................................... 87 Clearwater Simmentals............................ 20, 83 Coulee Crossing Cattle Company.................. 40 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh.................................. 90 Crocus Simmentals........................................ 54 Crossroad Farms............................................ 87 Curtis Simmentals.......................................... 33 Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 83 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd.......... 94 Deeg Simmental............................................. 83 Destiny Simmentals........................................ 90

Diamond T Simmentals.................................. 84 Don Heggie Simmentals................................. 84 Donovandale Farms....................................... 90 Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 90 Dorran Marketing Inc...................................... 93 Dorran, Steve................................................. 93 Double Bar D Farms........................... IFC, 1, 87 Double G Simmentals..................................... 87 Downey Farm........................................... 31, 89 Downhill Simmentals...................................... 31 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................. 91 Dwayann Simmentals..................................... 91 Eagle Ridge Simmentals.......................... 20, 84 East Poplar Simmentals................................. 88 Edge, Dean..................................................... 93 EDN Simmentals............................................ 88 Elm Tree Farms.............................................. 91 Erixon Simmentals.......................................... 88 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 83 Ferme Gagnon Inc.................................... 41, 92 Flying TL Simmentals..................................... 33 Foley Simmentals........................................... 91 Genex Cooperative, Inc.................................. 94 GJR Simmentals............................................. 88 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...................... 93 Gravandale Simmentals................................. 91 Greenvalley Rranch Ltd.................................. 43 Grinalta Farms................................................ 84 GSB Simmentals............................................ 20 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd............................................ 94 Hairy Hill Cattle Co......................................... 84 Hannah Simmentals....................................... 84 Harvie Ranching............................................. 84 High Bluff Stock Farm..................................... 89 High Country Cattle Services......................... 84 Hi-Tech Farms................................................ 91 Hoegl Livestock.............................................. 88 Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 91 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd............. 94 Janzen Ranches............................................. 84 Jetstream Livestock........................................ 91 JNR Farms..................................................... 84 Keato Meadow Simmentals...................... 53, 84 Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 84 Kuntz Simmental Farm................................... 88 LaBatte Simmentals........................... 14, 15, 88 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.................................. 88

Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 84 Leewood Ranch.............................................. 10 Lewis Farms........................................ 9, 84, BC Little Willow Creek Ranch............................... 88 Lobster Point Farms....................................... 92 Lockhart Valley Simmentals........................... 16 Lone Stone Farms.......................................... 84 Luv-N-It Cattle Company................................ 84 M & R Cattle Co.............................................. 85 M & J Farms................................................... 90 MacKenzie Cattle Company........................... 85 Mader Ranches.......................................... 7, 85 Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 90 Masterfeeds.................................................... 93 Maxwell Simmentals................................. 13, 85 McCormack Family Ranch............................. 88 MCG Simmentals........................................... 85 McIntosh Livestock......................................... 88 McManus Simmentals.................................... 90 McMillen Ranching Ltd............................. 17, 88 Meadow Acres Farms..................................... 88 Meadow Acres Simmentals...................... 38, 39 MI Simmentals................................................ 85 Mitchell Cattle Co........................................... 83 More Bros. Simmentals.................................. 31 New Holland Agriculture................................... 3 Nolara Farms............................................ 25, 85 Norfolk Cattle............................................ 23, 91 Norh Creek Simmentals................................. 88 North Hill Simmentals..................................... 85 Northern Light Simmentals............................. 37 O Double E Simmentals................................. 85 Oakview Simmentals...................................... 46 Oberg, Don..................................................... 93 O’Brien Farms................................................ 91 Oh Kay Farms................................................ 53 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................. 85 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................. 85 Parkhill Ranches............................................. 85 Pearson Farms............................................... 85 Perkin Land & Cattle Co................................. 46 Pheasantdale Cattle Co............................ 11, 88 Phillips Farms Simmentals............................. 92 Pine Creek Simmentals............................ 36, 85 Porter Ranches............................................... 85 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd................................... 51 Rancier Farms................................................ 86 95

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RDG Simmentals............................................ 86 Red Top Livestock.......................................... 53 Rehorst Farms Ltd.......................................... 91 Rendezvous Farms........................................ 90 River Point Cattle Co...................................... 91 Riverbank Farms............................................ 90 RKT Simmentals............................................. 37 Robb Farms.................................................... 89 Robson Acres................................................. 91 Rosebud Simmentals..................................... 86 Rust Mountain View Ranch............................ 92 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 89 Saugeen Acres............................................... 86 Schweitzer Simmentals.................................. 47 Scissors Creek Cattle Co............................... 51 Semex............................................................ 29 Seven M Livestock......................................... 86 Silver Smith Farms......................................... 86 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................... 86 Skeels, Dan.................................................... 93 Skor Simmentals...................................... 24, 86 Skyridge Farms.............................................. 32 Skywest Simmentals...................................... 53 Snider Cattle Services.................................... 42

Stockmens Insurance..................................... 93 Southpaw Cattle Company............................. 86 Spring Creek Simmentals................... 26, 27, 89 Spring Lake Simmentals........................... 12, 86 Starwest Farms........................................ 53, 86 Steen Agencies............................................... 93 Stewart Simmentals........................................ 91 Stock, Mark..................................................... 93 Stone Simmentals.......................................... 86 Storebo Farm.................................................. 89 Sullivan Simmentals....................................... 92 Sully’s Farm.................................................... 91 Sun Rise Simmentals............................... 51, 89 Sun Star Simmentals................................ 50, 86 Sun Star Simmentals...................................... 86 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................... 89 Swan Lake Farms..................................... 51, 89 Swantewitt Simmentals.................................. 86 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd............ 27, 33, 51, 53, 94 The Register................................................... 92 Timberlind Auctions........................................ 93 Todd Simmentals............................................ 92 Transcon Livestock Corp.................................... ....................................... 15, 20, 24, 37, 94, IBC

Trevor’s Cowpix.............................................. 94 Triangle 33 Simmentals.................................. 33 Triple R Simmentals....................................... 46 Triple Rose Simmentals................................. 92 Tryon Simmentals........................................... 92 TSN Livestock.......................................... 31, 90 Tymarc Livestock...................................... 20, 86 Verleysen Farms............................................. 86 Virginia Ranch.......................................... 20, 87 W2 Farms....................................................... 89 W2 Land & Cattle........................................... 87 Weldehaven Farms........................................ 92 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................... 87 Westway Farms Ltd........................................ 87 Wild Oak Farms.............................................. 92 Wilson Stock Farms........................................ 42 Windy Knoll Farm........................................... 92 WJ Simmentals......................................... 21, 87 Wolfe Farms................................................... 87 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh...................................... 20, 87 Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds................................. 90 XRC Simmentals............................................ 89 X-T Simmentals.............................................. 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 Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca First Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

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

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

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

CSA Directors

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

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

Provincial Associations

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

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

Ontario President Brittany Barkley Wellesley, ON P: (519) 656-2199 brittanybarkley@hotmail.com

Field Person Dwayne Martin Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com

Member Services Manager: Whitney DeDecker memberservices.osa@gmail.com

Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com Saskatchewan President Kirsten Fornwald Lampman, SK P: (306) 487-2557 meadowacres@signaldirect.ca Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Manitoba President Andrea Bertholet Cartwright, MB P: (204) 483-0319 adbertholet@hotmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

Quebec Président Sylvain Lambert La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914

CSA Staff General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Sue Giles P: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

Member Services Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Randy Bollum Saint-Garmain, QC P: (403) 540-5949 P/F: (819) 395-4453 rbollum@simmental.com sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Processing Department Maritimes Perry Welygan President pwelygan@simmental.com Kerwin Delong Beth Rankin Kingston, NS brankin@simmental.com P: (902) 765-2645 Receptionist & Member Services kdelong@bellaliant.net Devra Leavitt Secretary: Jennie Mutch dleavitt@simmental.com P: (902) 388-1613 Administrative Assistant jenniemutch@gmail.com Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com

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What’s Happening January Jan. 26 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Jan. 28

MC Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Lazy S Ranch 50th Anniversary Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetics Sale Apex Cattle 2019 ‘Heterosis Headquarters’ Annual Bull & Heifer Sale Dannebrog, NE

February Feb. 2 Feb. 2 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 9 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 20

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK R&R Acres’ 18th Annual “Beefmaker” Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Hartman Cattle Co. Bull Sale Tecumseh, NE Janzen Ranches 26th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Hart Simmentals Power Bull Sale Frederick, SD Rust Mountain View Ranch 8th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND, USA Bata Brothers/Bell Family 22nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Rugby, ND Anchor D Genetic Edge Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Kenner Simmentals 22nd Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Soderglen Select 2019 Bull Sale Airdie, AB Diamond M Ranch 8th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Outlaw Cattle Co. 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Mader Ranches 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Circle G Simmentals & Angus and P&H Ranching Bull & Ranch Horse Sale Innisfail, AB Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Falun, AB Vikse Family Farms “Tip The Scale” Bull Sale Donalda, AB Ultra/Czech-Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Rendezvous Farms 15th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB W2 Land & Cattle Simmental Bull Sale – Chapter I Vermilion, AB M&J/Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two-Year-Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Crossroad Farms 13th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK

Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 25 Feb. 25 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28

Robb/Hoegl 14th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Bull Rush Sale Rimbey, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 34th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Triangle Stock Farms 8th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Glenevis, AB KSL Simmentals 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB Muirhead Cattle Co. 17th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Ranchmen’s Simmental Bull & Female Sale Mannville, AB Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & SimmAngus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Herd Master 24th Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Pheasantdale 15th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co./Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB

March Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 6

8th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Bull Fest ‘19 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB LaBatte Simmentals 39th Annual Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Lockhart Valley 14th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 12th Annual Bull Sale Stavely, AB McMillen Ranching 25th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Mappin Simmentals/Silversmith Farms 14th Annual Bull Sale Byemoor, AB R-Plus 19th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Severtson Land & Cattle 26th Annual Bull Sale Innisfail, AB 6th Annual Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Sunny Valley Simmentals 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK 97

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Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16

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Mar Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 17th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit of Perfection” Simmental & Angus 14th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Westway/Deeg 16th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Transcon’s 1st Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB 1st Annual Rancher’s Choice Simmental Bull Sale Veteran, AB 15th Blushrose Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Rainbow River Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Fischer Branch, MB Northern Classic Bull Sale Grande Prairie, AB CD Land & Cattle Annual Bull Sale Taber, AB Synergie 8th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Wheeler Stock Farms 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Next Generation 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Swantewitt Simmentals 15th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Early Sunset Ranch Only The Good Ones Sell Production Sale Edam, SK Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB South Sask Simmental & Angus Sale Moose Jaw, SK Harvie Ranching Bull Sale Olds, AB Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 20th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB On Target Bull Sale Barrhead, AB Meadow Acres Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Duralta Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Vegreville, AB Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Kulyk Simmentals 15th Annual Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Wilson/Snider 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 20th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB

Mar. 16 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Mar. 30 Mar. 30

Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK WLB Livestock 15th Annual Red & Black Simmental Sale Douglas, MB Adair Ranch 26th Annual Bull & Female Sale Brownfield, AB Herter Simmentals 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Maple Creek, SK 13th Annual Place Your Bets Bull Sale Stettler, AB Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Ter-Ron Farms Bull & Select Female Sale Forestburg, AB Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Perrot Cattle Come as U R Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick off to Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, AB Redrich Farms 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB Anchor B/Anchorage 18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Mid Western Ontario Bull Sale Hanover, ON

April Apr. 1

Apr. 6 Apr. 6 Apr. 6 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 8 Apr. 15

March/April/May “Spring” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline

Futures One Simmental Bull Sale Keady, ON Best Bet Bull Sale Williams Lake, BC MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS Transcon’s Cattle Country Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Genetic Distinction Bull Sale Alameda, AB

August Aug. 7-8 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 9 Aug. 10 Aug. 11

YSCA Move in St-Hyacinthe, QC Convention Tours St-Hyacinthe, QC Simmental Innovations St-Hyacinthe, QC YCSA Activities St-Hyacinthe, QC YCSA Showmanship CSA AGM FCSF Banquet & Auction St-Hyacinthe, QC YCSA Conformation Show St-Hyacinthe, QC

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Quebec Simmental Association................................ 62

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Maritime Simmental Association ............................. 63

Breed Improvement (English).................................... 22

Canadian Foundation Scholarship Recipients .... 64

Vet’s Advice ...................................................................... 28

Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation 65

YCSA Alumni Story ........................................................ 34

YCSA Board of Directors ............................................. 66

From The Gate Post (French) ..................................... 48

2018 Award of Excellence Recap ............................. 67

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2018 Simmental Show Results .................................. 68

Alberta Simmental Association................................. 55

Simmental on the Move .............................................. 72

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2018 Fall Sale Results ................................................... 73

Saskatchewan Simmental Association ................... 58

Advertiser’s Index........................................................... 95

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Ontario Simmental Association ................................ 61

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