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LFE BC CROCUS 9C Commissioner x Superior Homo Polled & Homo Black Bred Apr. 1 to Style

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Selling 65 Purebred Bred Heifers LFE RS AMBER 77C Springsteen x Unanimous Bred Mar. 31 to Cobra

LFE RS PRIDE 642B Red Mountain x 514N Exposed to LFE 397C (Bounty Son)

Selling 200 Customer Commercial Bred Heifers SAV ABBEY 37C Landslide x Colorado Exposed to RWR Tahonta 8C RED ANGUS

BLACK ANGUS

32nd Annual Bull Sale February 25th, 2017 LFE BA TIFANY 17C Harvestor x Legacy Bred Mar. 21 to Active Duty

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VOLUME 37, NUMBER 4

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The official publication of the Canadian Simmental Association

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Our 2016 offering is as strong as ever...

Siblings to the females below will sell! TNT Miss W31

Rust Miss 484B

Rust Miss 5303C

Last years high seller sold to Greg Schaefer. Progeny from W31 will sell in this year’s sale

Daughter of W31 that was the 2015 high selling black bred to Mader Ranches, maternal sibs will sell

2015 high selling open for $18,000 to Hudson Pines Farm, NY

TNT MISS U147

Rust Miss 474B

Rust Miss 507C

Progeny will be on offer Thank you to Sunny Valley in our 2016 event from this for their continued support feature donor that sold last and purchasing the high year to Feddes Red Angus. selling red bred.

$12,000 high selling red open that sold to Beechinor Bros & Ferme Gagnon - maternal sibs sell

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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The Fall Calf Run - Simmental Shines!

he signs of fall are upon us and the daylight hours are getting noticeably shorter. The sounds of the grain harvest are all around us and the return of the first geese combined with the cool morning dews reminds us that the busy season of fall shows and sales is just around the corner. Weaning is underway within many cattle herds across the country. Getting those Simmental and Simmental influenced calves weighed is always a much anticipated event that tells us, at least in part, how our cowherd’s production was for the year. While some calves will be retained for breeding stock, many will be sold to feedlots across the country. Auction marts will again be a beehive of activity as calves are sold to the highest bidder, while some producers will market directly to feedlots, or through internet auctions. There are many options available to producers when marketing their calves however one thing remains the same, all of the calves will be sold by the pound and weight is almost always rewarded. The 2016 growing season across Canada has been variable to say the least. Dry conditions experienced in much of Western Canada in early summer gave way to considerable rain in many areas. While in a large area of Eastern Canada dry conditions persisted and were only alleviated in some areas by late season rains. Crop yields in the West look very promising and at the time of this writing a large area was waiting for Mother Nature to assist in providing some harvesting weather. A large crop of feed grain and forage is expected in the West so it appears there will be little upward pressure on feed grain pricing which should help support feeder calf prices. One of the biggest uncertainties that faces cattle producers each year is what the demand for calves will be this fall and ultimately what will calf prices be. In talking to some producers there has naturally been disappointment with the sharp slide in all cattle prices. Those who bought bred commercial heifers at $3000 or higher to begin or expand their herd will likely have a very different set of price expectations than someone 4

who stayed the course on herd expansion or kept their own replacements. Either way this may be the third highest calf prices that many producers will ever have received and that is certainly something that all cow-calf producers should be pleased with. One thing we do know is that there will again be a good-sized spread between top and low quality calves. As is the case every year; good, heavy calves will bring the highest return this fall, especially top quality cross-bred calves. There are very few feeders that prefer to feed straight-bred “British” calves regardless of the color of the ear tag and it amazes me how some commercial cow-calf producers still ignore the benefits of heterosis and cross-breeding. The amount of dollars received per calf is a better gauge of success rather than selling lighter calves for a few more cents per pound. Simm-cross calves will again be a feature at auction markets across Canada this fall and for good reason; they feed well, grade well and increase yield over straight British bred calves while more easily hitting the range for optimal carcass weight. None of this even begins to consider the maternal benefits of using Simmental genetics and the reason that Simm-cross females demand top dollar at sales in every part of the country! Fall 2016 will again see some very good calf prices and producers who top the market will be back to buy quality Simmental bulls. The bull market is a competitive one and with herd sizes increasing customer service has never been more important. While everyone is busy at this time of year it is important to take time to be a part of your customer’s successes by attending some fall feeder calf sales; the time you invest will pay dividends in next year’s bull sale season and you will also meet some new prospective customers that are beginning to notice the benefits that Simmental genetics can provide. Some of the most profitable benefits of utilizing Simmental genetics come to light in the calf market for commercial producers so the fall season is truly when Simmental shines!


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Breed Improvement The Potential Cost-Benefit Analysis of Genomic Tools By: John Crowley, Canadian Beef Breeds Council

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temming from a recent conference session, many questions followed from producers pertaining to the cost-benefit of employing genomics for breed improvement. While this has been attended to in the past, the articulation of results to the producer has not been perpetuated from certain studies. Hence, the purpose of this article is to revisit the cost-benefit question of employing genomics for genetic gain. In reference to animal breeding, the primary reason for using genomics for genetic improvement is so that we can make more accurate selection decisions in a shorter space of time. It’s obvious that, no matter what choices you are making in life, the less room for error, the better. Simply put, genomic information increases the accuracy of selection, and that’s where the dollars are returned, from the dollar invested. A study funded by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), from the Livestock Gentec group, at the University of Alberta in consultation with Abacus Bio (breeding and genetics specialists, New Zealand) attended to the question around the return on investment (ROI) of genomics. When describing genetics of the beef industry, the mode of improvement begins at the start of the value chain with seedstock producers. This is where genetic contributions to the observed variation in key economic traits (heritability) is capitalised on, genetically superior animals are identified (evaluation), and the dissemination of superior genetics is carried out. The extent to which those superior genetics are identified and disseminated, are both paramount to improving the national herd. In the age of sustainable agriculture, genetics provides a tool to improve the robustness, sustainability, efficiency and quality of beef production before extreme management is needed. In this specific study, the breeding objective is expressed in dollars per cow, mated per year, and is developed using trait weightings, selection index modeling for genetic superiority, and finally as predictions of genetic gain using economic weights. The resulting value is the benefit of genomics adoption less additional production costs incurred e.g. the cost of genotyping. An estimate of the profitability of the value chain from the calf, through to the carcass product provides the basis for analysis of the economic benefit of genetic gain. Analysis in this study goes on to show that the current rate of genetic gain in the Canadian herd is roughly $3.90/cow mated per year. This is with current levels of trait recording, and selection pressure primarily on growth traits. If this suite of traits were to expand and a more intensive level of recording was employed without any change in selection pressure, that gain could increase by around 23% (to $4.81/ cow mated per year) for ‘comprehensive’ recording. As previously mentioned, to assess the benefit of employing genomics, we run the same scenario, but with an increased accuracy of selection in the simulation. The increased profit, stemming from increased selection accuracy (less the cost of the genotype) is the benefit of genomics. The study looked at achieving selection accuracy (e.g. EPD accuracy) of both 25% and 50%. At an accuracy of 25%, the impact of applying multi-trait genomic breeding values (GBVs or genomically enhanced EPDs; GE-EPDs) is to increase the estimated gain to $6.58, while at an accuracy of 0.50, it increases to $9.43/cow mated per year. Again, these analysis take into account the cost of the genotype. This may not seem like much, but this value will build on itself year to year. So in 10 6

years, we can expect our cows to be worth at least $94.30 more than they are today. We know genetic improvement is cumulative, and so the increase may be a lot higher as we assume quadratic improvement. Table 1. Highlights some of the different scenarios tested. Table 1. Estimated Value of Genetic Progress/cow mated/yr Scenario Current Selection Methods

Multi-trait genomic selection – 25% accuracy Multi-trait genomic selection – 50% accuracy

Selection on BW, WWT, PWG (Base) Base + Maternal Base + Feedlot/Packer Comprehensive Base Comprehensive Base Comprehensive

Benefit Value ($/cow mated/yr)

3.90 3.97 4.75 4.81 6.37 6.58 8.78 9.43

The study goes on to elucidate what this translates to when looking at overall industry The study goes on to elucidate what this translates profitability by applying a multiplicative effect. Benefits were looked at over a to 10 when year period with looking overall industry profitability a multiplicative roughly 5at million females mated per year with a 2 by yearapplying lag in the realisation of benefits following instigation of selection. When looking at at the current the studywith calculated the current effect. Benefits were looked over a 10situation, year period roughly 5 genetic improvement regimemated is estimated at $127 million, application comprehensive million females per year with a 2while yearthelag in the ofrealisation of recording increases this to $156 million. The impact of applying multi-trait genomic breeding values at an accuracy benefits following instigation of selection. When looking at the current of 0.25 (25%) is estimated at $214 million, whereas an accuracy of 0.50 (50%) would increase this to situation, the study calculated the current genetic improvement regime $306 million benefit to the industry. The study wraps up by laying out some next generation steps to ishugely estimated $127 million, progress while inthe application of comprehensive increaseat genetic improvement Canada; recording increases to size $156 million. The of applying multi-information 1. Especially owing this to the of the national beefimpact herd, breeds should develop nucleus breeding herds that will facilitate accurateofgenomic predictions (and indeed a more trait genomic values at anmore accuracy 0.25 (25%) is estimated genetic evaluation in the absence genomics) at $214accurate million, whereas an accuracy ofof0.50 (50%) would increase this 2. Define the specific economically relevant traits (ERTs) that would provide additional value to to $306 million benefit to the industry. The study wraps up by laying stakeholders keeping in mind the need for a broad and comprehensive view of productivity with out some next generation steps to hugely increase genetic improvement cognizance of potential unfavourable outcomes for cow productivity due to selection for young progressanimal in Canada; traits such as growth rate, and in particular residual feed intake 1. Especially owing to the of solutions the national herd,chain breeds 3. Connectedness of information and size derived across beef the value is paramount. that there is strong connectedness across herds alsofacilitate to downstream herds (which should Ensure develop information nucleus herds that and will more operate as progeny test herds) to ensure that the are sufficiently valuable (that is, accuratecangenomic predictions (and indeed a outcomes more accurate genetic provide an adequate return on investment) to drive uptake evaluation in the absence of genomics) 4. Place a strong focus on uptake of genetic improvement, and in particular, uses new and 2. Define the specific economically relevant traits (ERTs) innovative genomic technologies and strategies to drive performance recording and selection on that would provide additional value stakeholders in an mind estimated breeding values, rather thantopromoting genomickeeping selection as alternative to the need for a broad and comprehensive view of productivity with performance recording

cognizance of potential unfavourable outcomes for cow productivity The to full technical report be foundanimal at; due selection forcanyoung traits such as growth rate, and in http://www.livestockgentec.com/images/AbacusBio_Alberta_Final_Report_May2013.pdf particular residual feed intake 3. Connectedness of information and derived solutions across the value chain is paramount. Ensure that there is strong connectedness across herds and also to downstream herds (which can operate as progeny test herds) to ensure that the outcomes are sufficiently valuable (that is, provide an adequate return on investment) to drive uptake 4. Place a strong focus on uptake of genetic improvement, and in particular, uses new and innovative genomic technologies and strategies to drive performance recording and selection on estimated breeding values, rather than promoting genomic selection as an alternative to performance recording The full technical report can be found at; http://www.livestockgentec.com/images/AbacusBio_Alberta_ Final_Report_May2013.pdf


Complete and Total Herd Dispersal & Bull Sale Bow Slope Auction, Brooks, Alberta December 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM BOZ 119A

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hen purchasing or selling livestock we must ensure the health status, and preventive shots given, deworming along with any other relevant information is expressed. This information can be obtained by a few simple questions which are seldomly asked in cattle transactions these days. With cattle being of higher value, often traversing over large distances and through different geographic areas, it is valuable information for us to know. When purchasing cattle, it is imperative to get the complete vaccination history for several reasons. Firstly, you need to confirm that the initial and booster shots were given for the diseases most prevalent in your specific area. Or, was one just given so the booster shot becomes necessary. Are all the diseases you need to have protected been administered, or are there other things you need to carry out from a preventative medicine Standpoint. Will these diseases have to be boostered? If something new shows up on the vaccinations, you may want to include that protocol in the revaccination. A good example of this would be leptospirosis, which is more common in eastern Canada, but relatively rare out west. Make sure you recognize other hidden things on your purchases, such as checking for internal parasites. If we know the area the cattle have come from, this may give you some idea of other things one has to protect for from a biosecurity standpoint. With any new purchases, a standard quarantine is a good idea for at least a couple of weeks. Then, if incubating for instance a respiratory disease becomes evident, and could be treated. This is not indicative or caused by the original location, but rather the stress of transporting, exposure at auction facilities, weather changes, co-mingling and potentially exposure to what may be on your farm. Common microorganisms on your farm allow the cattle to have natural exposure over time and immunity develops whereas cattle being brought in could be exposed to organisms your cattle are carrying but are not immune to. Other diseases may not show up for several years, so ones like bovine leucosis (a bit more prominent in eastern Canada) and Johne’s can be tested for if there is a possibility of introduction into your herd. The absolute worst time to purchase and introduce animals to your herd is just before calving season, yet this is when many purchases are made. The issue here is the bred animals may not develop protection in their colostrum for the scour organisms, and other microorganisms present on your farm. If you do purchase commercial

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or purebred bred cattle, make sure, and find out if scours prevention was given so you have some idea of what protection the newborn calf is going to have in the mother’s colostrum. Just because the purchase comes from a high reputation herd does not guarantee the vaccination program is as comprehensive as you want or need on your premise. If you isolate the purchase, that gives you time to start a vaccination program especially when it comes to scours prevention. The reverse could also be true, whereby purchased animals can expose your herd to infectious agents, and if a new organism your herd is essentially naïve the infection is a possibility. The measuring stick against good management is often how comprehensive an owner’s vaccination program, and if parasite (both internal and external) control is given in a strategic manner. It is too bad RFID tag information from the CCIA could not be passed down, but some tracking programs like BIXS, herdtrax and viewtrack are getting information shared between purchaser and seller. In the event of purchases from purebred sales, a better job could be done describing what has been done to the cattle, but if possible, simply ask the question directly of the seller. If this communication network could be fine-tuned it would be great. This would allow purchasers to add in what was needed without redundancy of duplication. If unknown definitely revaccinate to avoid any risks. Redundancy happens a great deal I am sure in the cattle industry, and is another cost we, as producers must burden. From over vaccinating, to over deworming, to giving too many metaphylactic drugs. All are possible if we don’t communicate the great things we do down the line when we market cattle. Preconditioned sales are one visible way this communication happens on a local level, but we also need to toot our own horn, and really express what preventative things are done to our cattle. From sales catalogues, to satellite and internet auctions, we must all accurately express all the great preventative and management procedures the cattle have had done. This will also minimize the necessity for antimicrobial usage and keep resistance at bay. Cattle producers are a responsible group, we just need to clarify this in all our cattle transactions. When purchasing especially purebred cattle we look at phenotype, genetics, epd’s, growth etc, but health requirements are often overlooked. Ask the questions as the health of your herd could be at stake.


On the Road

Ryan Cook Simmental Country Sales Representative

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ell another issue is in your hands to read. I hope that everyone has had an awesome summer, and that harvest is coming to an end. In my travels the pastures looked good and the cattle even better. There seems to be lots of feed throughout the country, even though it was tricky to get put up this year with the moisture. I’m sure that many yards are full of up and coming herdsires that are being developed for next spring too. As you read through this issue, you will see results from the YCS shows. They had a great turnout, with many juniors attending events across the country. It is fulfilling to see that the Simmental breed is growing in numbers with a strong base of Juniors ready to make an impact in the breed in future years. YCS is where friendships start and last a lifetime, and memories are made. Congratulations to all the juniors, parents, sponsors and committees that put long hours into the shows to make YCS what it is today. Another highlight for the Simmentals was a sweep for the Supreme females at Summer Synergy, for the second year in row. For anyone that hasn’t been to Summer Synergy, it definitely is a strong show with many top end cattle from all breeds and Juniors competing for top prizes and scholarships.

I had opportunity to volunteer at Cattle Trail during the Calgary Stampede, and work the Canadian Beef Breeds Councils booth on behalf of the Canadian Simmental Association. It was a great opportunity to tell our story, and educate the general public about how our beef is raised, and the pride we all take in breeding and raising our cattle as well as dispelling the myths that they are lead to believe. I was also able to attend the inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference held in Calgary in August. It was a huge success, and the sold out crowd enjoyed many great speakers, and opportunities to network with producers across the country. It was a very positive event that promoted beef as a unified front regardless of their background, and was focused on making this industry stronger and promoting the quality product that we raise in this country. As we head into the fall, there will be many opportunities to attend Simmental events and sales across the country, take advantage of the events in your area and show your support for all involved in this outstanding breed. Looking forward to visiting with everyone this fall.

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2016 Olympian x Chocolate Rose heifer calf. Owned by 3 Generations Simmentals Anna Mae Lacroix

DOB: Jan 1, 2016 RF DOUBLE UP 37W X RPCC BLK ZARA 220Z (Mo Better daughter)

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Triple Rose Cypress TR 6C

MS Maxie Lou M112S

February 20, 2015

Springcreek Lotto 52Y X MS Maxie Lou M112S (Black Bear) Janssen Farms knew what this crystal ball would produce when they did this flush. Milestone’s dam Maxie Lou has always produced a clean front end with lots of neck extension we seek these days. Bred to the up coming MR TR Hammer 308 A ET for a confirmed January 2017 Heifer calf.

W/C Wide Track 694Y

January 2, 2016

JF Milestone 999W

W/C Wide Track 694Y X JF Ebonys Joy 1258Y (CLO LTS Entourage 72) This mating just keeps getting better. Thank You to Murray Scott and family from Alberta for purchasing Dora’s full sister last year in the 2015 Elite sale.

JF Ebonys Joy 1258Y

Selling in the Royal Elite All Breeds Sale, RAWF November 5, 2016 Toronto, ON

Online Sale Catalogue www.BuyAgro.com Thank You to Shawn McIntosh for his on going support over the last 6 years

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Triple Rose Dora TR 1D

Triple Rose Simmentals 613-720-5559 Jean O’Connor, Richmond, ON triple_rose30@hotmail.com


BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

XCEL EBONYS DAUNTLESS XCEL AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

DOB: January 25, 2016 Sire: NLC Superior DS: Dream On

DOB: January 14, 2016 Sire: Xcel Ebonys Influence DS: STF Royal Affair

Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Kevin, Tracy & Morgan MacIntyre 6864 Boundary Road Russell, ON K4R 1E5

RAWF—November 5, 2016 Online Catalogue: www.buyagro.com

Home: (613) 445-0506 Kevin Cell: (613) 223-6826 Tracy Cell: (613) 850-6684 xcellivestock@gmail.com

Duncs Dynasty 5D

DOB: 29 January 2016 Ellingson Legacy M229 MR NLC Upgrade U8676 MS NLC Mojo S6119 B

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Wheatland Bull 680S Duncs Miss Strathburn SVF Emulous U103

Royal Elite All Breeds Sale An Upgrade off a nice Wheatland 680S cow. Toronto, ON Dynasty 5D is a heifer I take Nov 5, 2016 great pride in offering!

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Women in Simmental Country Written by Lee Hart

Gaylene Groenveld - All About Her Kids & Cattle Gaylene Groeneveld has hung her She was apart of the 4-H program growing up, led her own hat in several different offices over the three daughters through the program, and went on to be a judge years, but her favorite spot is in a barn, and mentor for others in 4-H. Although her family had only a where she hangs her cowboy hat while modest connection to the dairy business, she won the title of working around cattle and horses. Alberta Dairy Princess as a young lady and went to represent Canada Internationally as the Canadian Dairy Princess. The mostly-retired, Alberta rancher isn’t kidding when she says cattle have At one time she owned her own tractor and combine, and she been her life. She got her first bred fondly remembers getting up at 3 a.m. some days to flag fields for heifer - a Hereford heifer from her aerial crop spraying for her husband Jack. She was a private pilot dad, when she was 10 years old. Even herself up until about five years ago, and while Simmental is her though she and her husband Jack have been retired from the preferred breed, to demonstrate she has no particular bias, she purebred Simmental business for more than 20 years, they still is currently the CEO of the Canadian Gelbvieh Association. She run a few head of cattle at their daughter’s place just west of Olds, was an avid curler most of her life, loves rodeo, enjoys cheering Alberta; just to keep their boots in the industry. on her son-in-law as he races chuckwagons professionally in the W.P.C.A. and when things get quiet, she has a crew of grand “My love for cattle started early and they’ve been a part of my children to liven things up. life ever since,” says Groeneveld. “My husband always says, when the time comes at my grave, they will throw a cow in with me,” “It all started with that first heifer,” says Groeneveld, who was she jokes. That would be okay with her. the oldest of six children. “My dad gave two of my brothers and I, each a bred Hereford heifer so we could start learning about the Groeneveld who was born and raised on the family farm in beef industry. My heifer died during calving, so that was an early Dalemead, just east of Calgary, has been around the agriculture lesson in the life and death aspect of the business. However my industry since the get go. She started working with the Calgary brothers each kept their heifers for the next 10 to 12 years, which Stampede in the earlier years, later raised purebred Simmental was the start of their beef herds.” cattle, became a writer and publisher in the livestock industry, and is an accomplished, award winning western riding After completing high school, Groeneveld obtained a legal horsewoman. secretarial degree from the Modern College of Business in Calgary. She never did work for a lawyer, but instead got a job as the secretary to the Livestock Manager of the Calgary Stampede, and was directly involved in helping organize and manage livestock events. She later joined ATCO and worked as a personal secretary to the legendary Ron Southern, whom along with his wife Marg founded Spruce Meadows. From there, it was on to the Royal Bank where she served as the personal assistant to a group of six assistant managers at the main branch. While Groeneveld’s family (the Millers) had a commercial beef operation, they did keep three dairy cows to produce milk for their own use with any extra cream separated and sold to a creamery in Calgary. With that slight dairy connection, she competed for, and won the title as the 1965 Alberta Dairy 12


Princess. From there she went on to win the title as Canadian Dairy Princess in 1966, and later represented Canada in France at the Miss World Food Competition where she placed second runner up. “Representing your country in a competition is an incredible honor and privilege,” she says. In 1968 she married a boy from the other side of the Bow River, and she along with husband Jack took over the Groeneveld farm in the Glady’s Ridge area, southeast of Calgary. With their farm located near the confluence of the Bow and Highwood Rivers, they produced crops and ran commercial cattle. The Groenevelds were farming on the south side of the Bow River, while Gaylene’s family was at Dalemead a few miles away on the north side of the river. “It was only about eight miles as the crow flies, but to get there by car was quite a distance,” she says, noting they either had to go to a bridge at Calgary to the west or Carseland to the east. Jack already had his pilot’s license, so shortly after they were married and using $1,000 Gaylene’s grandmother had given them as a wedding present, they put together enough money to buy their first single engine plane. “That solved the problem of getting across the river,” says Groeneveld. “Fortunately on my parent’s land at Dalemead there was a half-mile long landing strip, so we could fly back and forth for a visit.” Later Jack bought a twin engine Piper Comanche, which they used for their own personal passenger use. He also purchased a Stearman spray plane and did commercial crop spraying. In 1972 Gaylene got her pilot’s license and bought her own Piper Cherokee 140 aircraft. “I would often take the girls flying when they were crabby because they loved it so much and it kept my sanity,” she says.

Gaylene and Jack along with Chuck and his wife Lorraine together managed, and built the beef herd over the next few years. Along with the beef business and farming, Gaylene and Jack were also raising their young family of three daughters. “In 1981 the beef herd had grown considerably, we were all busy with young families so we decided to split the beef operation,” says Gaylene. Chuck and Lorraine kept two-thirds of the purebred cattle in their Highwood Land and Cattle Company, and Gaylene and Jack took one-third of the purebreds along with the commercial cattle and formed G5 Cattle Company. By 1985 Gaylene and Jack were running about 300 head of purebred Simmental cattle. Along with helping Jack with farm chores, she also looked after the record keeping. With family, 4-H, and cattle, the Groenevelds were also cropping about 6,000 acres of grain land with the help of three hired workers, and Jack was also operating an aerial crop spraying service. “It was a busy time and we had lots on the go,” says Gaylene. Along with daily farm and ranch chores, they had to prepare cattle for the annual spring bull sales. Some were sold by private treaty, but they also brought bulls to the annual Calgary Bull Sale and a sale in High River, Alberta as well. They hosted four purebred female sales as well over the years. In the early 1980s they were also showing purebred Simmental. They attended Farmfair in Edmonton, as well the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. While Groeneveld cattle won several awards, Gaylene is particularly proud of a heifer known as Ms Bow Valley 1M. At Canadian shows she was named Heifer Calf Champion and also Reserve Champion Simmental Female. Then at U.S. shows she was named Heifer Calf Champion and Reserve Champion at a show in Louisville, Kentucky and won the same titles at shows in Denver, Houston and San Antonio. In 1985 Ms Bow Valley was shown again as a mature female at the Calgary Stampede, Farmfair and Agribition winning honors as Senior Champion Female.

“She was just an excellent female, we had flushed a few times to increase the number of offspring,” says Groeneveld. “She was a top animal that put us on the map.” In 1976 Gaylene and Jack launched into the purebred Simmental business. Jack along with his brother Chuck partnered to form the Highwood Land and Cattle Company, and bought 120 head of purebreds from SBL (Simmental Breeders Limited) based in Cardston.

Along with their own cattle and shows, Groeneveld was also active in promoting the Simmental breed. She was one of the early members of the Simmental Belles. It was a group of ladies all involved in the Simmental breed who formed at Agribition one year to help promote the breed through 13


displays, merchandise sales and fund raising events. The group continued for several years, then disbanded in the late 1990s.

Simmental Association based magazine called the Simmental Trail for five year, before turning her publishing talent towards the Simmental Country magazine, which she published for three years. She was also involved in event planning. Her daughter, Kim, who is a graphic artist worked with her in the business before taking it over full time. Next Groeneveld began helping out in the Canadian Gelbvieh Association office in Calgary about 12 years ago. Then with the untimely passing of long-time manager Wendy Belcher in 2015, Groeneveld assumed the roll as CEO.

Along with family, cattle, and farming, Groeneveld found time for many other activities as well. She was a volunteer with the Calgary Stampede for 33 years, involved with the Beef Cattle Committee for much of that time. She also helped to initiate the International Youth Committee, which now provides large The Simmental breed has evolved considerably over the past 30 scholarships to young people furthering their education in years, says Groeneveld. The Simmental Association itself is using agriculture. She was involved with the 4-H on Parade program technology to improve and streamline the registration process. for about 20 years. She also worked with the Alberta Simmental Genetic technology is being used to improve and simplify the Association as an events coordinator, helping organize the process to confirm parentage and bloodlines of cattle. Simmental Show at Farmfair in Edmonton for the past dozen Breeders in all breeds including Simmental have done an years. This past summer the Alberta association presented excellent job in producing cattle that fit the needs of today’s her with a bronze thanking her for her help in promoting the commercial cow-calf producers, she says. Simmental breed throughout the province. “You go back to the 1970s and a lot of breeds had cattle that “The livestock business has been extremely rewarding,” she were belt buckle high, short and fat,” says Groeneveld. “Then we says. “But the real joy is in having such a wonderful family.” started to see cattle that were bigger, taller and leaner looking, The Groenevelds have three daughters with a total of 11 but that seemed to go to another extreme. Now we have a more grandchildren. Shannon, the oldest daughter is married to Troy moderate size, more efficient animal that milks well with good Flad, a professional chuck wagon racer and they farm at Warburg, calving ease.” west of Leduc. They have five children. Heather, who has two children pursued a career in the oil and gas sector in Calgary. Developing red and black colored animals has been a While Kim married Tim Matthews, and they along with their successful move for the Simmental breed as it works well with four children own and operate Riverstone Cattle Co. producing today’s cross breeding programs, she says. “U.S. customers for purebred Limousin and Angus cattle, west of Olds. example are looking for those red and black animals they can put into a crossbreeding program to produce red and black baldie Kim now owns Prime Cut Publishing, where Groeneveld (blaze face) cattle.” keeps her 20 head of Simmental cattle. “I still like to have a few cows around, see how they are doing each year, and help out Groeneveld embarked on new chapters in her life in the early at the farm as I can.” She lends a hand with marketing as well 1990s. Her husband Jack was facing some health issues, which during Riverstone’s annual spring bull sale of Limousin, Angus meant he couldn’t keep up with the demands of the running a and Simmental bulls held the last weekend in March in Olds. large purebred herd, along with a grain farm, so the decision She’ll be on hand for a heifer calf sale, “Forged in Fire”, which was made to sell the operation. In 1992 they retired from active will be held at the Cow Palace in Olds, December 2. ranching and moved to an acreage near Chestermere, just east of Calgary. “It seems like kids and cattle have been my life, and I don’t see that changing any time soon,” she says. The combination of farming, ranching and raising a family was a lot of work, but working as a team helped. “Particularly in the farming business couples need to work together as a partnership in the business,” says Groeneveld. “Jack and I worked the cattle together, we sat down and decided what crops grow, and we both operated equipment. It was a true partnership and we just made everything work. The biggest challenge in farming of course is the weather, and there isn’t much you can do about that.” “Retiring” from ranching launched Gaylene into new opportunities. She worked for a while as a writer and sales person for the Alberta Beef Magazine. In 1993 she launched her own communications business called Prime Cut Publishing, producing sale catalogues, breed magazines and other print materials. She took on a new publishing venture, an Alberta 14


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E G C SIMMENTAL FARMS, CARMAN JACKSON, MB EAGLE-RIDGE SIMMENTALS, D&l AND D&D BLAIN AND MCLEAN, AB EAST POPLAR SIMMENTALS, C. S. K. & C / R . MANSKE & WESSON, SK EDN SIMMENTALS, DEAN ELDON NEITZ, SK ELLIOTT SIMMENTALS, PAT & SHERRY ELLIOTT, AB ELM TREE FARMS, GLENN & PAMELA WOTTEN, ON ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., DAVID & KRISTA ERIXON. SK ERVIN HARLAND, SK EVERETT & MARK HORTON, ON EVERETT MORE, MB FALLEN TIMBER FARMS, CHET & JAMIE JANS, BC FAR-L FARMS, DONALD FARRELL, ON FERME B.M.S. ENR, M & S BELANGER, PQ FERME FORSELL S.E.N.C., PERRY & ANNIE BELL/ VACHON, PQ FERME GAGNON INC, Y & D GAGNON, PQ FERME HONDO ENR, RAYMOND CUSTEAU, PQ FERME KGB INC., KAVEN BEGIN & CAROLI BEGIN & FORTIN, PQ FERME LAROSE, ANNIE LAROSE, PQ FERME LOUMI S.E.N.C., M & J LATENDRESSE ET L. BROUILLET, PQ FERME SIBELLE FLECK S.E.N.C, G & H BELLAVANCE, PQ FERN CREEK SIMMENTAL, COREY PASCHKE, SK FERN CREEK SIMMENTALS, BETTY & RAYMOND PASCHKE, SK FIRELINE CATTLE COMPANY, LEANNA MITCHELL, BC FL YING F RANCH, MIKE FELLNER, SK FLATROCK VALLEY SIMMENTALS, BRAD GIESBRECHT, BC FLYING S RANCH, KEN & SHAUNA SINCLAIR, SK FONTAINE (CAREL) FARMS, C & E FONTAINE, AB FORDEN FAIRVIEW FARM LTD, KENNETH/ TWILA/LYLE FORDEN, SK FORE SEE CATTLE CO, ROD CHIZAWSKY & SANDI BEREZAN, AB FOREVER YOUNG FARMS, BILL & NANCY YOUNG, ON FOURS SIMMENTALS, JAMES/JANET/ADAM/GEL SHOSTAK, AB FRANCIS BEAUMONT, PQ FUSION LIVESTOCK, ROSS GILES, ON G 5 CATTLE CO LTD, J & G GROENEVELD, AB G.T.A. RANCH INC, GREG & TRACEY AINSWORTH, AB GALAXY SIMMENTALS, EDDY & APRIL DREGER, SK GARREN SKEELS, AB GARRY BOON, SK GERALD & EDITH DAOUST, SK GLARRO FARM, ANDRE VAN AGTEN, NB GLASMAN FARMS, MATtHEW & LEANNE GLASMAN, MB GLENDALE FARM, DAVID & DEBBIE BRUKETA, AB GORDON JONES SIMMENTALS, GORDON JONES, MB GRADY BROWN, AB GRANT AINSWORTH, AB GRA-TAN RANCH, GRANT & TANYA CHITTICK, AB GRAVANDALE SIMMENTAL, IVAN & GRACE OESCH, ON GRAYDEN KAY, AB GRINALTA FARMS, RUEBEN A. & ELAINE GRINDE, AB GROUPE BMS, BOSIVERT, SIBELLE FLECK, C/O FERME SIBELLE, PQ HAIRY HILL CATTLE CO., BILL, JANE & MARK TRABYSH, AB HALLRIDGE SIMMENTALS, E.A.HALL, E & M HALL, ON HAMPTON SIMMENTALS, JODI HAMPTON, AB HANDFORD SIMMENTALS, ROBERT HANDFORD, MB HANNAH SIMMENTALS, WADE HANNAH, AB HARMONY RIDGE FARM, HOWARD PYNE, NS HAROLD & ANNE CHESLOCK, ON HAROLD GODFREY & SON, DON GODFREY, PE HARVIE RANCHING, SCOTT, COLE & IAN HARVIE, AB

HEGGIE ENTERPRISES LTD, REID HEGGIE, AB HENRY M ROY, AB HERTER SIMMENTALS, LARRY & LINDA HERTER, SK HICKS SIMMENTAL, DOUG & BETTY HICKS, SK HIDDEN DREAM FARMS, BILAL SMAILY, ON HIGHWAY 5 SIMMENTALS, TRENT WOLKOWSKI, SK, HILLCREST SIMMENTALS, KANDEE LUCAS-HAGERMAN, ON HILLSIDE SIMMENTALS, LORNE & JAMES BALL, SK HILLTOP HOLDINGS, GARY & KIM ANWENDER & DARCY HERAUF, SK HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., MURRAY HOEGL, SK HOMESTEAD-T SIMMENTALS, MARCEL & ALINE THEROUX, MB INDIAN RIVER CATTLE COMPANY, JUANITA & BILLY ELMHIRST, ON J & M FARMS, JERALD & MARGARET GIESBRECHT, BC J B FARMS, BRIAN & JANET ROGERS, PQ J B LIVESTOCK COMPANY, JASON BRUKETA, AB J. HANDLEY & S. WILLIAMS, JOANNE/SHANE HANDLEY/WILLIAMS, ON J. RANDY AUMACK, SK JADE AINSWORTH, AB JAKE MATHESON, PE JAMES B MASTERS, ON JANE LITTLE, SK JASON JOHN JAMIESON, ON JASON LEBLANC, SK JAYDAWN FARMS (KRIS MCQUAIG), KRIS MCQUAIG, AB JAYDAWN FARMS, D & J MCQUAIG, AB JAYSHAW, JASON & SHAWNA BAST, AB JCL SIMMENTALS, ZOEY BOAL, ON JEFF BRUKETA, AB JELIA SIMMENTALS, JENINE RUZICKA, AB JERRED HENDERSON, SK JERRY BARBER, PQ JIM & DESIREE MATSON, AB JIM OR SHIRLEY MOON, BC JM NEW TREND CATTLE CO, JACEY MASSEY, AB JNR FARMS, JERRY & NICOLE REPKA, AB JO-DREEN FARM, J.S. STEEVES, NB JOE BARNETT, SK JOHN GRANT, SK JORDAN AND KATIE DEEG, AB JOSEPH CHESCU, MB JOSH & JADA TYLER, SK JOSIE CAROLYNNE HADWAY, AB JP CATTLE CO, JA-LYN FARMS LTD/ PATEMAN AG LTD, MB J-PAUL,MURIELLE,GAETAN GIROUX, J-P,MURIELLE,GAETAN GIROUX, PQ JR CATTLE, JAMES ROGER GOOD, AB JT LIVESTOCK LTD, JOHN & TAMMY DOLLIVER, AB KADE EARLEY, ON KALE L SCHERGER, SK KATHRYN DOLLIVER, AB KC STOCK FARM, COLE G.W. DODGSON, AB KC STOCK FARM, DALE & SHELLY DODGSON, AB KC STOCK FARM, KYLE DODGSON, AB KEATO MEADOW SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN & EBONY KITTLITZ, AB KEET SIMMENTALS, RICHARD & BRETT KEET, SK KEHO LAKE SIMMENTALS, EMIL & CORNELIA SABAU, AB KEN D. ADAIR, AB KENT J. SMITH, AB KERR FARMS, ARTHUR & MARILYN KERR, ON KEYSTONE LIVESTOCK, SCOTT MATTHEWS, PQ KIMBERLY MATTHEWS, AB KIN - KIN CATTLE CO, GARY & FAYE CHITTICK, AB KINDRED SPIRIT CATTLE CO., BRIAN RICHE/ ROBERT MCDOUGALL, SK KRS SIMMENTALS, KERRI REANNE & LORRA SANFORD, BC KULYK SIMMENTALS, RICHARD KULYK, SK KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM, G, B, AND T. KUNTZ, SK KUZIO FARMS, DALE KUZIO, AB KYLE & AMANDA REAY, SK KYLE DOWNEY, MB KYLE LEWIS, AB L C RANCH, L. CRAIG & L. CODY HOGG, AB

LA FERME BISCHOF, CLAIRE BISCHOF, PQ LA RANCH, LUKE MUEHLEN, BC LABATTE SIMMENTALS, BARRY H. LABATTE, SK LAKE BOTTOM CATTLE CO, DACIE PRZEKOP, AB LANE SIMMENTAL, A F MACDOUGALD, SK LANE T. SCHERGER, SK LANGER FLECKVIEH SIMMENTALS, LYLE & PAM LANGER, AB LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, ALLAN LAWN, MB LAZY CREEK SIMMENTALS, JON-WILLIAM/ MICHAEL VERSTEGEN, SK LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., GEORGE BERNIER, MB LAZY RS RANCH, DUSTY AND RALPH BURNS, AB LAZY S RANCH INC., STEWART & DOREEN AINSWORTH, AB LEE STILBORN, SK LEEUWENBURGH SIMMENTALS, JACK & WILLARD LEEUWENBURGH, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, COLT ARNOLD, AB LEMIEUX RANCHING LIMITED, DOUGLAS & DARLENE LEMIEUX, AB LEO PERLINGER, SK LEONARD BERGEN, MB LEWIS FARMS LTD., KEN LEWIS, AB LINDA LIBKE, SK LLOYD & JEFF WATSON, SK LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS, LEE & TINA ROBSON, AB LONE STONE FARMS, LONNIE,KAREN,NATE,AL BROWN, AB LONESOME WILLOW RANCHES, W & L MALYSH, AB LONG LAKE SIMMENTALS, JIM & BARB WARBURTON, MB LORNE G. WEBSTER, BC LORNE KWASNICKI, SK LUV-IN-IT CATTLE COMPANY, JASON & TRISHA FRENCH, AB LYSENG LAND & CATTLE, MARK & JOSH LYSENG, AB M & J FARMS, MILES GLASMAN, MB M & M SIMMENTALS, MARCUS & MARIA VOLK, PQ M & R CATILE CO., MICHAEL CHAMBERS, AB MACCROSTIE LIVESTOCK, JEFF MACCROSTIE, ON MACKENZIE SKEELS, AB MACLEOD SIMMENTAL GENETICS, WILLIAM & SUSAN MACLEOD, NB MADER RANCHES, RANDY, RONDA, RYLEY, & JILLIAN MADER, AB MAPLE HILL FARM, BENOIT COTE & NORMAN TAYLOR, PQ MAPLE HILL FARMS LTD., JOHN & MARY BUBA, AB MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS, GERRY & LINDA BERTHOLET, MB MAPLERIDGE SIMMENTAL, TOM FELTIS, ON MAR MAC FARMS, BLAIR MCRAE, MB MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., LEONARD MARK, AB MARLIN ROSS JOHN LEBLANC, SK MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, JOSH WOODDISSE TAIKA VON KONIGSLOW, ON MATHESON FARMS, P., J., B., & B. MATHESON, PE MATTHEW JANZEN, AB MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, AB MAXWELL LAND & LIVESTOCK, PAUL R MAXWELL, ON MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, G. & G. K. MAXWELL, AB MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, DOUG, SCOTT, CAROLYN MCCORMACK, SK MCG SIMMENTALS, MURRAY & CHERYL BROWN, AB MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK, BLAIR MCINTOSH, SK MCINTOSH RANCH, KOLTON MCINTOSH, MB MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, BOYD MCMANUS, MB MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., JIM MCMILLEN, SK MEADOW ACRES FARMS, BLAIR LAUREL DUSTIN FORNWALD, SK MELVYN H. JOHNSTON, MB MICHAEL J PORTER, SK MILESTONE SIMMENTALS, WAYNE A./BRYAN CURRAH/BRAMLEY, MB MILLARD FARMS LTD, JERRAD MILLARD, AB

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MITCHELL CATTLE CO. INC., M, K, I & A MITCHELL, BC MONTAGNEOUSE CREEK SIMMENTAL, JOSEPH GIESBRECHT, AB MOONLITE FARM, JANICE & NORBERT LUKEN, AB MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, WARREN & ELEANOR HERNDIER, SK MOOSE CREEK INVESTMENTS, SHON SMITH, AB MUELLERS NOSSA TERRA, CHRISTOPH & BERTA MUELLER, PQ MUIRHEAD CATTLE CO., WARD, JUSTIN & AMANDA MUIRHEAD, SK MURRAGE FARMS, SHAWN & LISA MURRAY, AB MUTCH FARMS, STEPHEN & JENNIE MUTCH, PE NEIL CARSON, MB NEUMAN SIMMENTALS, NELSON & NANCY NEUMAN, ON NEW TREND CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & DERRI MASSEY, AB NEW WORLD SIMMENTAL, NATASHA SEELY, AB NEXGEN CATTLE CO., KYRON MANSKE, SK NJAA CATTLE CO., CONNOR NJAA, SK NOLARA FARMS, LARRY & NOLA VANSICKLE, AB NORFOLK CATTLE, BONNEY, BRYAN, DANA CADMAN, ON NORMAN PLUME, ON NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BARRY & RENITA SAUNDERS, SK NORTHERN PARADISE RANCH, RYAN & CARLY KONTZIE, MB NORTON SIMMENTALS, NEIL/GLENN/ARLEN NORTON, AB NORWOOD FAMILY FARM, CHARLES & GERALDINE NORWOOD, ON O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS, 0 & E BAKKEHAUG, AB OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, TODD & DANNA COLLINS, MB O’BRIEN FARMS, DAN O’BRIEN, ON OCKERMAN SIMMENTALS, ORIN AND DONNA OCKERMAN, AB O’CONNELL FARMS, HUGH & ADELE O’CONNELL, ON OH KAY FARMS, ROBERT LOUGHEED, AB OKOTOKS FLECKVIEH EMBRYO GROUP, SHACKLADY, AB OLMSTEAD CATTLE CO, OLMSTEAD & ARMSTRONG BRYCE & NIKKI, MB OTTER CREEK FARM, JACK R HANSEN, ON OUTBACK CATTLE CO., J. PAUL ABRAMS, AB OUTLAW CATTLE CO., BRADLEY DUNDAS, AB OWEN B MARTIN, ON PALOMINO RANCH, VICKY HILDEBRANDT, AB PARKHILL RANCHES, LES DUNCAN, AB PAT WORKMAN, MB PEARSON SIMMENTALS, MERRILL PEARSON, AB PEMLOCK SIMMENTAL, SCOTT LETTS, AB PERKIN LAND & CATTLE CO., DARRYL & TANYA PERKIN, MB PERNITSKY FARMS LTD, NICK & ANTHONY PERNITSKY, SK PETER & MARLENE GAUNCE, NB PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, LIONEL, PAT & LEE STILBORN, SK PHILIPP WEITZEL, BC PHILIPPE BARRETTE, PQ PINCH HILL CATTLE COMPANY, BRANDON HOMER, ON PINE CREEK SIMMENTALS, GEORGES/GOEDELE/ ALOI KERCKHOF, AB PIONEER SIMMENTALS, TYLER SAWLEY & N. DIXON, AB POOLES ARROW RANCH, CHARLES & LYNN POOLE, BC POOR BOY SEMINTAL, JOHN & LORI GIESBRECHT, BC PORTER RANCHES LTD., C/O SANDRA PORTER, AB PORTER SIMMENTALS, GERALD F. PORTER, SK POVERTY ACRES SIMMENTAL, KAILYNNE,TANYA,CURT HOLLINGER, AB PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLIFFORD NELSON, SK R & B RANCH, RANDY & BONNIE (SMIT WHEELER), ON R & R ACRES, RANDY BOLLUM, AB R PLUS SIMMENTALS, R & M LEBLANC, SK

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RACHIDO RANCH, RANDAL & DONNA CHITTICK, AB RAFTER 4-T FARMS LTD, DARRELL & LORALIE TATARIN, AB RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS, JENNILEE STEWART, MB RANCH DANCLAU INC, PIERRE & DANIEL REICHENBACH, PQ RANCH LOUGAMI LTEE, MICHEL GAGNE, PQ RANCIER FARMS & BOHRSON LIVESTOCK, AB RANCIER FARMS, GARTH & ANGELA RANCIER, AB RAY J SIMMENTALS, RAY & JEANETIE JANSSEN, MB RAYMOND CHITTICK, AB RDG SIMMENTALS, RYAN GYLANDER, AB RED RIBBON LIVESTOCK, KATIE WOOD, ON RED TOP LIVESTOCK, BEN & KASSANDRA FARRANT, AB RED WILLOW RANCH LTD, DARREN TYLER, SK REDRICH FARMS, BILL & TRACY DIETRICH, AB RENDEZVOUS FARMS, DAVID, GERALD & RICH MAGUET, MB RICH-MC SIMMENTALS, MYLIA/JASON RICHARDS/MCLEAN, MB RICHWOOD SIMMENTALS, RICHARD J WOODDISSE, ON RILEY WOLFE, AB RISKAN HOPE FARM, VERN & BARB LUTHER, SK RIVER POINT CATTLE & REX CRAWFORD, ON RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., JANE & REED CRAWFORD, ON RIVERS EDGE RANCH, COREY SCOTT, AB RK CATTLE CO., SANDY REID, ON RKT SIMMENTALS, RICK & JACKIE TAYLOR, MB ROBB FARMS LTD., GARY ROBB, SK ROBERT & DEANNE YOUNG, AB ROBERTSON BROS. SIMMENTAL, JAMES & EARL ROBERTSON, NS ROBSON ACRES, LAURA ROBSON, ON ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, PAUL KRESS, SK ROCKING R SIMMENTALS, RODERICK & KAREN ORANGE, AB RODGERS FARM, CARSON RODGERS, MB ROGER FORTIER & FILS, MONIQUE DEMERS FORTIER, PQ ROLLING JN FARMS, J B NIELSEN, AB ROLLY ACRES FARM, RAYMOND ARNTZEN, AB RON CROSBY, BC ROSEMEAD FARM, IVAN C MATTHEWS, ON ROSS & MARILYN JANSEN, SK ROSS CREEK SIMMENTALS, TREVOR A HILTZ, NS ROSS LEBLANC, SK RUSSELL AUMACK, SK RYAN DOWNEY, MB S AND S SIMMENTALS, STANLEY & SCOTT GIDDINGS, SK SABELLA & MACKAYLA DELORME, SK SADIE ANWENDER, SK SAJ SIMMENTALS STUART JAMIESON, SK SANDRA JEFFERY, SK SAUGEEN ACRES, DAVE SMYTH, AB SCHATZ SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & ALYSSA SCHATZ, AB SCHWEITZER SIMMENTALS, CAMERON SCHWEITZER, MB SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO, RYDER & JACE BEUTLER, SK SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO., MARK & JENNALEE BEUTLER, SK SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX, CHANTAL BOISVERT, PQ SEVCIK SIMMENTAL RANCH, RUSSELL SEVCIK, AB SEVEN HILLS FARM, RON D,LINDA,MIKE TAYLOR, AB SEVEN-M LIVESTOCK, BRADLY & DONNA MORISHITA, AB SHADY NOOK SIMMENTALS, STACEY & SUSAN BELL, AB SHANDA BOON, SK SHANE BUIT, AB SHAWN A. MILLER, SHAWN & ANJE MILLER, AB SHAYLYN & LINDSAY ARTHUR, AB SILVER CREEK SIMMENTALS, G, A, C, & A FISK, SK SIMMERON RANCH, M. SKARET, MARTIN SKARET, AB

SIMMGEN LAND AND CATTLE CO., SCOTT DYKSTRA, ON SKYRIDGE FARMS, GILLES VUIGNIER, MB SKYWEST SIMMENTALS, RILEY EDWARDS, AB SNOWY, THERESA-MARIE WEITZEL, BC SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD, SCOTT LEES, AB SOMERLED FARM, BOB GRANT, ON SOUTH HOLDEN SIMMENTAL, G & J FLEMING, AB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS, ROBERT STUART, AB SOUTHAM SIMMENTALS, SHARON SOUTHAM, MB SPRING COULEE ENTERPRISES LTD, JASON & STEPHANIE FRADETTE, SK SPRING CREEK COLONY, ANDY HOFER, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DOUG ZIMMER, AB SPRUCE GROVE CATTLE CO., BRUCE HOLMQUIST, SK SPRUCE VIEW ACRES, STEVE & TRACY KUSHNERIK, AB SPRUCEBURN SIMMENTALS, W & D MCMURTRY, AB ST LIVESTOCK, STEVEN THORGILSSON, MB STONE CREEK FARMS, RUSSELL LITTLE, AB STOREBO FARMS, DALE & DWIGHT/BRYCE STOREBO/BAXTER, SK STOUGHTON FARMS, BRYAN J. STOUGHTON, SK STRATHSPEY SIMMENTALS, MEGAN ROBERTSON, PE SULLIVAN SIMMENTALS, JOHN & LINDA SULLIVAN, PQ SULLY’S FARM, CLAIR SULLIVAN, ON SUN RISE SIMMENTALS, EVAN & LINDA CUSS, SK SUN STAR SIMMENTALS, MERLIN, JOY, & DEAN ARNTZEN, AB SUNBERRY VALLEY RANCH, DARREN VANCUREN, AB SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS, WAYNE & LINDA LIBKE, SK SUNNYSIDE SIMMENTALS, TOM & SHARON TURNBULL, SK SUNSET SIMMENTALS, GREG ARNESON, AB SUNVILLE SIMMENTALS, DUANE, NADINE, JERRY CAUMARTIN, MB SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., GREG GOUDY, SK TED & KAREENA KWASNICKI, SK TER-RON FARMS, TERRY ADAMS/ROB ADAMS, AB TERRY & LORETIA YOUNG, SK TERRY SKORETZ, AB TGJ CATTLE COMPANY, TIM AND GLEN JACKSON, MB THOMAS JANZEN, AB TIFFANY PETERS, SK TIMBERWOOD FARMS, C/O JACOB & LACEY FISHER, NS, TIMOTHY C. MATTHEWS, AB TINLEY HARVIE, AB TOBACCO CREEK CATTLE COMPANY, J.R. BRUCE, MB TODD SIMMENTAL, C/O KIRK STODDARD, PQ TOP NOTCH CATTLE CO., JONATHAN KARSIN, MB TOWNVIEW FARMS, JARET GIRODAT, SK TRAVIS HERTER, SK TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, RYAN COOK, AB TRI K CATTLE, KEITH & KEIRAN HODGES, AB TRIANGLE STOCK FARMS, VANCE AND MICHELE KLEPPER, AB TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, R & Y DEQUIER, MB TRIPLE ROSE SIMMENTALS, JEAN B O’CONNOR, ON TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTALS, STEWART/ STEVE THORGILSSON, MB TRIPLE-K SIMMENTALS, BERNIE D KLAMMER, AB TRYON SIMMENTALS, FRANK ROBBLEE, PE TURTLE MOUNTAIN REDS, RONALD & CHANTEL GORDON, MB TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, BARRY & GLENDA CHESCU, MB TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, PATRICK & TRACEY WILCOX, MB TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK, MARY JANE ROBINSON, MB


TWISTED SISTERS CATTLE CO., BRIANNA KIMMEL, AB TWO TALL SIMMENTALS, SHAEL YNN HOUCHIN, AB TYLER & ERIN LIBKE, SK TYMARC SIMMENTALS, BOB & DIANE ANDERSON, AB ULES BAXTER & PATTI CRAWFORD-BAXTER, NB ULTRA LIVESTOCK, TIM & CATHY CHALACK, AB VALLEYFIELD SIMMENTALS, LARRY J. DYCK, MB VELIAN FARMS, WHITNEY & KEVIN DE DECKER, ON VERLEYSEN FARMS, GAIL VERLEYSEN, AB VERNON W PENNER, AB VIRGINIA PETERS(SAPSFORD), SK VIRGINIA RANCH, HARRY & MICHELLE SATCHWELL, AB W. LYLE JEFFERY, SK WAG CATTLE CO, ANDREW & WENDY GRIFFITHS, AB WANNABE RANCH, DENNIS, BRENDA & LAU CROMARTIE, SK WARKENTIN INVESTMENTS LTD, KEN & CAROL WARKENTIN, BC WAYDAMAR FARMS, DAVID J. MILLINER, ON WELDEHAVEN FARMS, ANDREW WELDEN, PQ WELLS’ CROSSING CATILE CO., BARBARA CICHON, AB WEPPLER CATTLE COMPANY, BRAEDEN WEPPLER, ON WESTEROSE STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAINE STONE, AB WESTFORD FARM, CAROLYN HANNAFORD, ON

WESTGOLD FARMS LTD., KEN GILBERT, AB WESTHILL RANCH SIMMENTALS, ROBERT, KATELYN,MATI HOLBA, SK WESTWAY FARMS LTD., TOM & CAROL ANN HADWAY, AB WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, VERNON LAFRENTZ, SK WHISKEY RIVER STOCK FARM, H WADE LOANE, PE WHITEWATER LIVESTOCK, KURTIS & CHELSEA BLACK, ON WILCOX SIMMENTALS, ERNIE & BETTY WILCOX, MB WILD OAK FARMS, HANK & TINA HIDDINK, ON WILLIAM A. SWENSON, AB WILLIAM THOMAS WALTER HADWAY, AB WILLOW CREEK SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL W KLASSEN, AB WILLOW TREE FARMS, TIMOTHY DARKNELL, MB WINDY HILL LIVESTOCK, MIKE MCDONALD, SK WISER HEIGHTS STOCK FARMS, BRAD & VAL ARNOLD, ON WJ SIMMENTALS, WYATT, BYRON & BERNI JOHNSON, AB WLB LIVESTOCK, BILL & NANCY BIGLIENI, MB WM SIMMENTALS, WILF & MARIE PERLINGER, SK WOLFE FARMS, TONY WOLFE, AB WOLFE’S FLECKVIEH, SHANE J WOLFE, AB WYECREST FARMS, RICK BATTY, ON XCEL LIVESTOCK, KEVIN/TRACY MACINTYRE/ BEHNKE, ON

XRC SIMMENTALS, IAN & CATHY KLICS, SK Y COULEE LAND & CATTLE CO, TOM HOUGHAM, SK YELLOW ROSE CATTLE CO., BOBBI-GAYLE HOSEGOOD, AB YOUNG BOYS CATTLE TRIO, WAYNE & LINDSAY YOUNG, AB ZIEMAC CATTLE COMPANY, MACKENZIE SCHUURMAN, BC ZIEVIEW FARMS INC, SHANA & DARYL ZIEBARTH, ON

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On The Road to the Olympics

Farm Values Carries

Batty to the

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Written by Lee Hart

late 1990’s, when Emily was about 10, Wyecrest Simmentals beef operation was scaling down and she began to follow her older brothers Eric and Mark into competitive mountain bike racing. Emily says a foundation of good values and memories about farming were established early and would serve her well through her athletic career.

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mily Batty doesn’t have as much time as she would like these days to spend on her family’s farm in Ontario. As one of Team Canada’s top women’s Mountain Bike racers, when she’s not roaring down a hazardous dirt track someplace in the world, she can’t think of a better place to be than the Toronto-area farm, where she was raised “south of the “Y” where Duffs Road and Baldwin Street meet.” Batty, 28, who grew up on the family farm, Wyecrest Simmentals, near Brooklin Ontario, was just home from competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. When she spoke with Simmental Country, she was leaving in about an hour for a final 2016 World Cup Race in the small European country of Andorra, in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. Emily keeps a pretty hectic competition schedule between April and September. “I travel a lot and get to see some amazing countries in the world,” says Batty, “but there is still no better feeling than to be coming down Highway 12 toward home and seeing the cattle in the field. It is the greatest welcome I could have, I’m home and this is where I get grounded.” Batty was taking a short break with her husband and manager Adam Morka at their Brooklin home, which was the original homestead of her paternal grandparents. Rio was her second Olympics with the first being in London, England in 2012. She just narrowly missed winning a bronze medal in Rio finishing the race a couple of seconds behind her Canadian teammate Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, British Columbia. Batty is one of four children of Rick and Cindy Batty who grew up on the fourth generation purebred Simmental operation about 45 minutes from the city within the Greater Toronto area. In the 22

“I remember being at farm shows like the Royal Winter Fair with my parents,” she says. “I was pretty young, but I had cowboy boots, black denim jeans and a button up shirt. I always liked being around the cattle, especially the calves.” On the farm there were plenty of memories of Emily and her younger sister Charlotte being around newborn calves, playing with kittens in the barn milk-house (an artefact of farm’s early dairy history), leading calves around the yard to get them halter broke, and being up in the mow and throwing hay down the chute to feed cattle in winter. The Batty family is rooted in agriculture as far back as records go and at one time Wyecrest Farm was an award-winning Guernsey dairy, however Emily grew up with Simmental cattle. “She was pretty little during the peak show years,” says her father Rick. “We had already slowed down on attending many of the shows in the mid-1990s, and then I suffered a serious back injury in 1999 which

While she was too young to be too involved in the actual showing of cattle during the peak years of cattle shows for Wyecrest Farms, Emily Batty always enjoyed being around the cattle and still does. Above, Emily (5), is shown with brother Mark (6) appeared to be thrilled being up close with one of the calves and it’s mother.


forced us to really scale back. gold medal by seven seconds. She also posted three top-five finishes We went from about 250 in her six World Cup starts and finished seventh at the world head to just about nothing.” championships. Batty claimed her first world championship medal He did keep a few South in 2016, winning bronze in a sprint finish.” African imported Fleckvieh With the competitive racing season running from April until females. Much of the herd mid-September, Emily is ready for a break. “I’m looking forward is rebuilt today and he to being home in Brooklin for October and November,” she says. has found good success in “I love being here, this place keeps me grounded.” After November, selling commercial bulls. she will be off to Phoenix to begin winter training. As events would have it in the late ‘90s, scaling back on the farming side coincided with increasing demands in other areas of life as all four of the Batty children became serious about mountain bike racing. Oldest son Eric was the first to start racing, followed by Mark, them Emily and Charlotte. Emily was about 12 when she started competitive racing. “I remember the fantastic support and sacrifice our parents made as we got involved in racing,” says Emily. “There were plenty of times when my dad would be wrenching (getting bikes serviced) and then working at night to get chores done around the farm. My mom somehow managed to keep everything organized. It taught me a lot, especially the value of working and commitment “Growing up on a farm really helped shape my whole perspective and putting in long hours to get something done when you need to.” on life, and following my passion for sports,” she says. “I think being While there was responsibility at the farm, the family also made at the shows as a little girl, meeting and talking to people really a commitment to follow the mountain bike racing careers as well. helped me develop good “people skills”. Of course I saw the value “One year my dad bought a trailer for the bikes; we had a Safari GM of work and watching my parents. They were such excellent role van and the whole family took off for the summer to attend race models and I learned the importance of commitment and making events,” says Emily. “We did that for years — take off for six weeks in the sacrifice for something you believe in. That’s something I use the summer and travel across Canada — our parents were full steam every day.” ahead in support of our racing ambitions.” Emily is the only family member still racing competitively. Eric and Mark retired from the circuit and the brothers operate an arborist service together while Mark still works closely with his father on the farming operation as well. With a strong showing at the Rio Olympics and as a tough competitor, Emily’s racing career is hitting its stride. As her on-line bio describes, “She made her Olympic debut at London 2012, racing just days after breaking her right collarbone in training. She was taped up and pushed through the pain to finish 24th. Batty had been enjoying a breakthrough season leading up to the Games, reaching the World Cup podium for the first time in March 2012 in what was just her second season as an elite racer”. She continued her rise in 2014, winning silver at the Commonwealth Games behind teammate Catharine Pendrel and finishing sixth at the UCI World Championships. She also finished fourth overall in the World Cup standings with one second place finish in her seven starts. In 2015 Batty competed at her first Pan Am Games in Toronto, where she battled back and forth with Pendrel for the lead before taking the

As a farm gate display during the event and a welcome home for Emily Batty to the family farm at Brooklin, ON after competing in the Rio Olympics her parents created this hay bale display of the Olympic rings. Above from left, her mom Cindy Batty; Adam Morka and Emily Batty, a husband and wife team; her dad, Rick Batty; Tanya DeSousa and Mark Batty; and a close friend Andrew Wilson.

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Appuye sur le poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Circuit des encans de veaux – La race Simmental brille!

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es signes annonçant l’arrivée de l’automne sont bien présents et les heures d’ensoleillement sont beaucoup plus courtes. Les bruits des moissonneuses-batteuses se font entendre partout, et le retour des bernaches combiné avec la rosée fraîche du matin nous rappellent que la période de fébrilité des expositions et des ventes s’en vient rapidement. Un peu partout au pays, les producteurs s’affairent au sevrage des veaux. On a toujours hâte de peser nos veaux Simmental et croisés Simmental, car cela nous fournit une indication du niveau de performance de l’année de notre troupeau. On gardera peutêtre quelques veaux qui deviendront des sujets d’élevage et plusieurs seront vendus aux parcs d’engraissement du Canada. Les marchés de bovins bourdonneront de nouveau d’activité alors que les veaux seront adjugés selon la mise la plus élevée, tandis que certains producteurs vendront leurs veaux directement aux engraisseurs, ou encore par l’entremise d’enchères électroniques. Les producteurs disposent de plusieurs options de commercialisation de leurs veaux, toutefois une chose demeure toujours vraie, tous les veaux seront vendus selon leur poids et un poids plus élevé est presque toujours récompensé. En 2016, la saison de végétation a été très variable à travers le Canada, pour ne pas dire plus. Dans l’Ouest canadien, suite à des conditions très sèches au début de l’été, on a ensuite reçu d’importantes quantités de pluie dans plusieurs secteurs. Durant ce temps, une large portion de l’Est du Canada vivait des conditions très sèches, ne recevant des pluies qu’en fin de saison. Dans l’Ouest, les cultures de céréales devraient générer des rendements élevés mais, au moment d’écrire cet article, plusieurs secteurs espéraient que Dame nature puisse enfin leur fournir une température plus clémente pour leurs moissons. On s’attend dans l’Ouest à obtenir une récolte abondante de grains et de fourrages pour l’alimentation du bétail, nous portant à penser qu’il y aura peu de pression à la hausse du prix des grains, et par ailleurs ce qui pourrait aider à supporter le prix de vente des veaux. Chaque année, les producteurs bovins font face à une grande incertitude, ne sachant pas quelle sera la demande pour leurs veaux et quel prix ils recevront à la vente. En parlant avec quelques producteurs, ils sont bien naturellement déçus que le prix du marché ait chute si vite. Par exemple, ceux ayant acheté des taures commerciales gestantes à 3000 $ ou plus, soit pour débuter ou encore pour accroître leur cheptel, sont en droit d’espérer de bien meilleurs prix, comparativement à tous ceux qui ont gardé la même taille de troupeau ou qui ont élevé leurs propres femelles de remplacement. D’une manière ou l’autre, le 26

prix du marché de cet automne pourrait correspondre au troisième meilleur niveau de prix des veaux reçu par plusieurs producteurs, et voici pourquoi tous les producteurs vache-veau devraient tout de même s’en réjouir. Nous sommes par contre certains qu’il y aura encore cette année un grand écart entre les meilleurs veaux et les veaux de moins bonne qualité. Et, comme cela est le cas à chaque année, les bons veaux lourds obtiendront le meilleur revenu cet automne, tout particulièrement les veaux croisés de meilleure qualité. Très peu d’engraisseurs vont préférer alimenter des veaux issus exclusivement de races britanniques, peu importe la couleur des étiquettes d’oreille. Je suis encore très surpris de constater que certains producteurs vacheveau ignorent toujours les avantages liés à l’hétérose et aux croisements de races. Le montant total de dollars reçus par veau est un bien meilleur indicateur de succès, plutôt que la vente de veaux plus légers mais à un prix légèrement plus élevés. Les veaux croisés Simmental seront encore bien en évidence cet automne dans les encans un peu partout au Canada et pour une bonne raison; ils sont plus faciles à alimenter, leur classement de carcasses est meilleur, avec un rendement plus élevé que les races britanniques et en atteignant plus facilement le niveau voulu de fini sur la carcasse. De plus, on n’a pas encore parlé des qualités maternelles de la race Simmental, et les raisons pourquoi les femelles croisées Simmental se vendent aux plus hauts prix dans toutes les régions du Canada ! On devrait encore voir de très bons prix durant l’automne 2016 pour nos veaux, et les producteurs qui recevront les meilleurs prix à l’encan seront de retour pour acheter des taureaux Simmental de qualité. Le marché de la vente des taureaux est très compétitif et, avec la taille de plus en plus grande des troupeaux, le service à la clientèle n’a jamais été si important. Bien que tout le monde soit très occupé à cette période de l’année, il demeure important que vous preniez le temps d’être présent aux encans et d’accompagner vos clients. En investissant du temps, vous en retirerez des bénéfices lors de votre prochaine vente de taureaux, et vous pourrez aussi rencontrer de potentiels nouveaux clients qui commencent à se rendre compte des avantages à utiliser la race Simmental. Pour les producteurs commerciaux, certains des principaux avantages en appui avec l’obtention d’une meilleure rentabilité par l’utilisation de la race Simmental se voient lors de la vente des veaux, ainsi l’automne est bien meilleur quand les veaux Simmental brillent!


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Member Announcements

The rain stayed away for one day on July 9, when Kelsey Stewart (Stewart Cattle Co.) was married to Tyler Thompson (Bar T5 Farms) in Fort Assiniboine, Alberta.

Congratulations to Brittany Papenhuyzen and Kyle Boss of Boss Lake Genetics on their marriage, July 22, 2016.

Duncan Pearson, of Pearson Simmentals and wife Jessica married on July 16th in Calmar, Alberta.

Dayna Hadway of Westway Farms Ltd., married Caith Cameron on August 13, 2016.

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Congratulations to Ben Wright and his wife Melissa Poechman. Ben and Melissa were married on August 20, 2016 at their home in the country outside of Hanover, ON.

Dacie Przekop from Lake Bottom Cattle Co. married Stephen Johnson of Johnson Charolais on August 27, 2016. Now the battle of the breeds truly begins!

Hannah Ruby Taber was born July 3rd at 4:59 am. 7 lbs. 20 inches long. Daughter of Jim and Pat Taber, little sister to Brooke. Hannah will soon be doing chores on their family farm, Megens Cattle Co. in Uxbridge, Ontario.


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Sweepstake$ SSA Simmental Wednesday, november 23, 2016 Canadian Western agribition

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:00 AM Simmental Show 5:00 PM Pizza 6:15 PM Draws for $10,000 in Sale Credits 6:30 PM Scholarship Heifer Auction 46th Annual Agribition 7:00 PM Simmental Sale

$1000 Draw Friday, November 24, 2016 10:00 AM Commercial Cattle Show 3:30 PM Bull Pen Alley People’s Choice Saturday, November 25, 2016 10:00 AM Bull Pen Alley Show 12:00 PM Commercial Cattle Sale

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President Everett Olson Box 1939, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 204-826-2643 Email: everettolson@mymts.net 1st Vice President Andrea Bartholet Box 55, Car twright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tholet@hotmail.com 2nd Vice President Greg Woychyshyn Box 2035, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 204-865-2475 Email: crestviewcattleco@hotmail.com Secretary/Treasurer Laurelly Beswitherick Box 274 Austin, MB R0H 0C0 Phone: 204.637.2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca MSA Directors Everett More Box 1754, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Phone: 204-748-1225 Email: vahequine@yahoo.com Dana Johns Box 188, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0 Phone: 204.838.2003 Email: johnsdm@goinet.ca Tracey Wilcox Box 351, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 Phone: 204-723-2386 Email: pwilcox@mymts.net Trevor Peters Box 385, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-328-7458 Email: trevor.peter s@canadamalting.com

Upcoming Events Oct 26-29 Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon Simmental Show Friday, Oct 28th @ 1:00 pm Nov 12 Pembina Triangle 30th Annual Simmental Sale Cypress River Nov 28 Harvest Hoedown 22nd Annual Simmental Heifer Sale Neepawa Dec 3 Workman Farms 13th Annual Female Sale Killarney Dec 6 36th Annual Keystone Simmental Sale Brandon Dec 12 Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale Brandon Dec 13 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden Dec 21 Twin Brae Simmentals Bred Female Dispersal Sale Virden

Gordon Delichte Box 26, St. Alphonse, MB R0K 1Z0 Phone: 204-836-2116 Email: g.delichte@gmail.com Tom Marchant Box 263, Arden, MB R0J 0B0 Phone: 204-841-2046 Email: tristarcattleco@gmail.com CSA Director Blair McRae RR1 Box 57, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca Pembina Triangle Rep Eric Theroux Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 Phone: 204-526-7360 Email: eric.theroux@cpsagu.ca Keystone Association Rep Jennilee Bernier RR #2, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone; 204-763-4580 jenbernier4@hotmail.com YCSA President Carson Rodgers Phone: 204-871-0261 Email: rodger sfarms1@outlook.com

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President: Don Godfrey, PE - Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE - Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Richard Armstrong, NS - Kerwin Delong, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB - Wade Loane, PE Lacey Fisher, NS Honorary Directors: Ralph Taylor, NS - James MacKenzie, NS

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Amelioration de la Race Analyse des coûts et bénéfices potentiels des outils génomiques

pourrait accroître le gain effectué de 23% (soit un montant de 4,81 $ / vaches saillie / année), selon une approche plus «globale».

Tel qu’indiqué précédemment, afin d’évaluer le bénéfice lié à l’emploi de la génomique, nous avons utilisé les mêmes scénarios, mais en appliquant une précision accrue de sélection dans notre simulation. Le profit additionnel, provenant de la précision de sélection accrue (moins les coûts liés au génotypage) constitue le bénéfice provenant de la génomique. L’étude a été menée en utilisant une précision de sélection (c’est-à-dire une précision des EPD), de 25 % et de 50 %. Avec une précision de 25 %, l’impact dû à l’emploi de valeurs d’élevage génomiques multi-caractères (VEG ou encore EPD améliorés par la génomique; EPD-G) permet d’accroître le gain estimé à 6,58 $, tandis qu’avec une précision de 50 %, le gain estimé monte à 9,43 $ / vache saillie / année. Encore ici, ces analyses tiennent compte des coûts liés au génotypage. Ces valeurs peuvent sembler bien peu élevées, toutefois elles s’accumuleront ensuite d’année en année. Ainsi, dans dix ans, nous pourrons espérer que nos vaches pourront 94,30 $ de plus leur prix actuel. Nous savons que l’amélioration génétique prix actuel.valoir Nous savons queque l’amélioration génétique se cumule avec le temps, dese cumule avecque le temps, de sorte quepourrait l’augmentation pourrait être plus grandecompte en tenant compte d’une sorte l’augmentation être beaucoup plusbeaucoup grande en tenant d’une amélioration quadratique. quadratique. LeLe tableau 1- présente certains des scénarios analysés. amélioration tableau 1- présente certains des scénarios analysés.

Par: John Crowley, Conseil canadien des races de boucherie

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uite à une conférence récente, plusieurs producteurs se demandaient quels seraient les coûts et les bénéfices générés par le recours à la génomique comme méthode d’amélioration génétique. Bien que cela ait déjà été traité par le passé, les producteurs n’ont peut-être pas tous eu les explications détaillées provenant de certaines études. Par conséquent, l’objectif de cet article est de présenter de nouveau les coûts et les bénéfices attendus par l’emploi de la génomique comme moyen d’effectuer du progrès génétique. Au niveau de l’élevage des animaux, la principale raison justifiant l’emploi de la génomique comme méthode d’amélioration génétique demeure qu’on est ainsi capable de prendre des décisions de sélection plus précisément et dans un laps de temps plus court. Bien évidemment, peu importe quel choix vous faites dans la vie, moins vous faites d’erreur et meilleur sera le résultat. De manière simple, l’information génomique vient accroître la précision de la sélection, et c’est ainsi qu’on en obtient plus pour notre argent, par rapport au montant investi. Une étude réalisée par le groupe Gentec Livestock de l’Université de l’Alberta, supportée financièrement par l’Agence de la viande et du bétail de l’Alberta (ALMA), et en collaboration avec le groupe Abacus-Bio (des spécialistes de l’élevage et de la génétique en Nouvelle-Zélande), s’est penchée sur la question entourant le retour sur l’investissement (RSI) avec la génomique. Lorsqu’on caractérise le secteur génétique de l’industrie bovine, la structure d’amélioration commence généralement au début de la chaîne de valeur avec le maillon des éleveurs de race pure. C’est là qu’on vient capitaliser grâce à la contribution génétique due aux variations observées pour des caractères d’importance économique (héritabilité), en identifiant des animaux génétiquement supérieurs (évaluation), et en favorisant la dissémination dans la population des lignées génétiques supérieures. L’ampleur avec laquelle on identifie et on dissémine ces lignées génétiques supérieures sont des pierres angulaires de l’amélioration du cheptel national. Alors qu’on parle d’agriculture durable, la composante génétique constitue un outil d’amélioration de la solidité, de la durabilité, de l’efficacité et de la qualité de la production bovine, avant de considérer toute contribution importante du côté de la régie. Dans cette étude spécifique, l’objectif d’élevage est exprimé en termes de dollars par vache saillie par année, et il est calculé à partir d’une valeur donnée à chaque caractère, d’un modèle de sélection basé sur la supériorité génétique et enfin, en utilisant des prédictions du gain génétique exprimé selon un certain poids économique. La valeur ainsi obtenue correspond au bénéfice dû à l’adoption de la génomique, moins les coûts additionnels encourus, soit le coût du génotypage. Un estimé de la rentabilité au sein de la chaîne de valeur, à partir du veau jusqu’à la carcasse produite, est à la base de l’analyse des bénéfices économiques provenant des gains génétiques. L’analyse conduit dans cette étude a permis de démontrer que le taux actuel de progrès génétique au sien du cheptel bovin canadien se situe environ à 3,90 $ / vache saillie /année. Cela est obtenu avec les méthodes actuelles de prise de données et la pression de sélection allant davantage vers les caractères de croissance. Si on augmentait le nombre de caractères considérés et qu’on utilisait des méthodes plus intensives de prise de données, sans toutefois changer la pression de sélection, on pourrait accroître le gain effectué de 23% (soit un montant de 4,81 $ / vaches saillie / année), selon une approche plus «globale». Tel qu’indiqué précédemment, afin d’évaluer le bénéfice lié à l’emploi de la génomique, nous avons utilisé les mêmes scénarios, mais en appliquant une précision accrue de sélection dans notre simulation. Le profit additionnel, provenant de la précision de sélection accrue (moins les coûts liés au génotypage) constitue le bénéfice provenant de la génomique. L’étude a été menée en utilisant une précision de sélection (c’est-à-dire une précision des EPD), de 25 % et de 50 %. Avec une précision de 25 %, l’impact dû à l’emploi de valeurs d’élevage génomiques multi-caractères (VEG ou encore EPD améliorés par la génomique; EPD-G) permet d’accroître le gain estimé à 6,58 $, tandis qu’avec une précision de 50 %, le gain estimé monte à 9,43 $ / vache saillie / année. Encore ici, ces analyses tiennent compte des coûts liés au génotypage. Ces valeurs peuvent sembler bien peu élevées, toutefois elles s’accumuleront ensuite d’année en année. Ainsi, dans dix ans, nous pourrons espérer que nos vaches pourront valoir 94,30 $ de plus que leur

Tableau 1. Valeur estimée du progrès génétique /vache saillie/année Scénario Méthodes sélection

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L’étude a également permis d’estimer les effets multiplicatifs de ces améliorations au niveau de L’étude a également permis d’estimer les effets multiplicatifs de ces la rentabilité globale de l’industrie bovine. Les bénéfices ont été estimés sur une période de dix ans, améliorations au niveau de la rentabilité globale de l’industrie bovine. Les bénéfices avec un cheptel d’environ cinq millions de femelles saillies par année, et en considérant un délai de deux ont estimés surenune période de dix ans, avecdeunsélection chepteletd’environ cinq millions ansété entre la mise place de la nouvelle méthode la concrétisation des bénéfices. Par derapport femelles année,oneta en considérant délai deladeux ans d’amélioration entre la mise génétique à la saillies situationpar actuelle, calculé avec cetteun étude que structure enactuelle place correspond de la nouvelle méthode de sélection et la concrétisation des bénéfices. à un bénéfice d’environ 127 millions $, et que celui-ci pourrait augmenter à 156 Par rapport à lalasituation a calculé cettedeétude que la structurede valeurs millions $ avec mise en actuelle, place d’unon système globalavec de prise données. L’utilisation d’amélioration génétique actuelle correspond un bénéfice 127d’obtenir millions d’élevage génomiques multi-caractères ayant une à précision de 25 d’environ % permettrait un bénéfice $,pour et que celui-ci augmenter à 156 millions à$306 avec la mise en une place d’un de 50 %. l’industrie de pourrait 214 millions $, alors qu’il augmenterait millions $ avec précision système global de prise de identifié données. d’élevage génomiquesplus rapide Les étapes suivantes ont été parL’utilisation cette étude side onvaleurs veut favoriser une augmentation multi-caractères ayantauune précision de 25 % permettrait d’obtenir un bénéfice pour du progrès génétique Canada;

l’industrie de 214 millions $, alors qu’il augmenterait à 306 millions $ avec une précision de 50 %. Les étapes suivantes ont été identifié par cette étude si on veut favoriser une augmentation plus rapide du progrès génétique au Canada; 1. Compte tenu spécifiquement de la taille du cheptel bovin national, les races devraient développer des troupeaux d’informations de référence («nucleus»), ce qui favoriserait l’obtention de prédictions génomiques plus fiables (et en fait fournirait une évaluation génétique plus précise, lorsque la génomique n’est pas employée). 2. Définir les caractères d’importance économique (CIE) qui favoriseront l’obtention d’une valeur ajoutée aux partenaires, en gardant à l’esprit la nécessité d’avoir une vision la plus large et la plus complète possible de la productivité, et avec la compréhension de résultats possiblement non favorables au niveau de la productivité des vaches, en raison d’une sélection vers des sujets plus jeunes (taux de gain, et surtout le taux de conversion alimentaire résiduel). 3. Il est essentiel d’avoir des informations connectées et des pistes de solutions sur toute la chaîne de valeur. S’assurer que les troupeaux soient bien connectés entre eux, de même qu’avec les troupeaux situés en aval (lesquels pourraient être employés comme troupeaux de testage de la progéniture), afin d’obtenir des résultats suffisamment valables favorisant les progrès (c’est-à-dire qui assureront un retour suffisant par rapport à l’investissement). 4. Mettre une emphase élevée vers les gains à faire en terme d’amélioration génétique, en utilisant spécifiquement les nouvelles technologies et les stratégies innovantes de la génomique, afin d’accroître la prise de données et la sélection à partir de valeurs d’élevage, au lieu de promouvoir la sélection génomique comme étant une alternative à la prise de données. Le rapport technique complet peut être consulté à; www.livestockgentec.com/images/AbacusBio_Alberta_Final_Report_ May2013.pdf

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Sponsor List Title Sponsors: New Holland Canadian Simmental Association Simmental Country Friends of the Canadian Simmental Association Platinum Sponsors: Nolara Farms DLMS T Bar Invitational Saskatchewan Simmental Association Gold Sponsors: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals Bar-A Simmentals Ferme Gagnon Inc. Spruce Grove Cattle Co.

Silver Sponsors: Aumack Simmentals Beaver Ridge Ranch Black’s Cattle Co. Carson Rodgers Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. Earley Sunset Ranch Foley Simmentals Forden Fairview Farm Ltd. Kuntz Simmental Farm Lloydminster Exhibition & Superior Show Mar Mac Farms McCormack Family Ranch McIntosh Livestock Meadow Acres Simmentals Storebo Farm V5 Simmentals

The T Bar Invitational continues to support the youth of the beef industry through Junior Associations. Bryan Kostuik and Chris Poley presented a cheque to the YCSA on behalf of the T Bar Invitational during the CSA’s AGM Banquet in Lloydminster, AB. YCSA’s President, Dylan Foley; 1st Vice President, Heather Creamer and 2nd Vice President, Craig Matthews accepted the cheque on behalf of the Junior Association for $11,427.39! Thank you to all the sponsors of the tournament and T Bar C for your continued support.

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Bronze Sponsors: Blushrose Simmental Farm Braithwaite Simmental Ranch Clifford Nelson Deb Ecklund Double G Simmentals Erixon Simmentals Gerald & Edith Daoust Peters Simmentals Rosemead Farms Sunny Valley Simmentals Three Star Simmentals Timm Cattle Co. Townview Farms

During the 2016 YCSA National Classic in Lloydminster, AB the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation presented a cheque to the Young Canadian Simmental Association for $15,000. FCSF President, Ken Lewis; FCSF Co-Founder Brian Bouchard and FCSF Auction Co-chair, Deanne Young presented the cheque on behalf of the Foundation to the 2016-2017 YCSA Board members. Thank you to the FCSF for your continued support to our youth!


2016 National Classic

July 21 - 24, 2016 - Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Thank you to our showmanship Judge, Jill harvie and our Conformation show Judge, lance leachman Purebred/Fullblood division

bull division

Female division

ChamPion heiFer CalF Wacey Townsend with Rock Star Latisha 1608D sired by MR TR Hammer 308A ET

reserve ChamPion heiFer CalF Carter McIntosh with McIntosh Lily 21D sired by NCB Cobra 47Y

ChamPion yearling heiFer Shallaine Daley with LRX BLK Ruby 9C sired by MR CCF Vision

reserve ChamPion yearling heiFer Devyn Hoegl with Dunk Reba 56C sired by LRX The Godfather 141Z

ChamPion Cow/CalF Pair Wacey Townsend with Outlaw Prima Donna sired by MR Hoc Broker with her calf Rock Star Latisha 1608D sired by MR TR Hammer 308A ET

ChamPion bull CalF Wyatt Miller with Bar-A Ribeye 8D sired by Wheatland Circuit Breaker

reserve ChamPion Cow/CalF Pair Sadie Anwender with BlackSand Nicki 38B sired by Harvie JDF Wallbanger 11X with her calf Me ‘N My Rockefeller 11D sired by WFL Absolute 51Y

reserve ChamPion bull CalF Brianna Kimmel with TWST Direct Current 64D sired by Wheatland Circuit Breaker

grand ChamPion Female Shallaine Daley with LRX BLK Ruby 9C sired by MR CCF Vision

ChamPion yearling bull Loralee Klys with Ultra Captain Avenger 3C sired by SVS Captain Morgan 11Z

reserve grand ChamPion Female Devyn Hoegl with Dunk Reba 56C sired by LRX The Godfather 141Z

reserve ChamPion yearling bull Sara Van Sickle with SKV Carbon 14 31C sired by TLSS Avenger 124Z

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bred and owned division

grand champion bull Wyatt Miller with Bar-A Ribeye 8D sired by Wheatland Circuit Breaker

reserve grand champion bull Brianna Kimmel with TWST Direct Current 64D sired by Wheatland Circuit Breaker

reserve champion bull calf Payton Gregoire with DMD Zander 603D

champion yearling heifer Jill McLerie with BCL Nevada 611C sired by 3C Macho

commercial division

champion heifer calf Jill McLerie with BCL Navajo 649D sired by BCL Jack 5Z

reserve champion heifer calf Darby McCormack with MFR Mulan 60D sired by Fu Man Chu

champion bull calf Wyatt Miller with Bar-A Luke 9D

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reserve champion yearling heifer Cache McLerie with BCL Kandi 508C sired by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205

grand champion female and champion cow/calf pair Cache McLerie with BCL Arizona 434B sired by Brylor New Trend

reserve grand champion female and reserve champion cow/calf pair Bailey McCormack with MFR Blossom 119B sired by Bodacious

champion heifer calf Owen Snider with OJ Biscuit 1D sired by TNGL Grand Fortune Z467

reserve champion heifer calf Sara Van Sickle with SKV Danika 6D sired by TLSS Avenger 124Z

champion yearling heifer and reserve grand champion female Wyatt Miller with Bar-A Tiger Lily 7C sired by Wheatland Terminator 202Z

reserve champion yearling heifer Mackenzie Skeels with Anchor D Macs Victoria sired by FGAF Barbossa 707X

grand champion female and champion cow/ calf pair Owen Snider with OJ True Colour 4B sired by Little Man’s Eye Candy 103Z reserve champion cow/calf pair Loralee Klys with C-K Britney 5B sired by YR Black Snipper 777U


group classes

champion progeny of dam Loralee Klys, Nanton, AB

champion breeder’s herd Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB

reserve champion intermediate showman Jill McLerie, Red Deer County, AB

champion showman Dakota Townsend, Sylvan Lake, AB

champion junior showman Cache McLerie, Red Deer County, AB

reserve champion showman Sadie Anwender, Radville, SK photography

showmanship

reserve champion junior showman Brynn Whelan, Grandora, SK champion senior showman Dakota Townsend, Sylvan Lake, AB

senior champion Paige Holmquist, Kinistino, SK senior reserve champion Craig Matthews, Navan, ON intermediate champion Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB intermediate reserve champion Kale Chessor, Lacombe, AB

champion novice showman Darby McCormack, Grenfell, SK reserve champion senior showman Jordan Cowger, Kansas City, MO

junior champion Arika Kathol, Drayton Valley, AB junior reserve champion Cache McLerie, Red Deer County, AB novice champion Jaycee Clark, Sundre, AB novice reserve champion Seth McIntosh, Maymont, SK scrapbooking

reserve champion novice showman Tannis Klys, Nanton, AB champion intermediate showman Sadie Anwender, Radville, SK

senior champion Paige Holmquist, Kinistino, SK \

senior reserve champion Heather Creamer, Amherst, NS

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intermediate champion Tia Schram, Bruderheim, AB

novice reserve champion Sydney McCormack, Grenfell, SK

intermediate reserve champion Kale Chessor, Lacombe, AB

sire summary quiz

team fitting

Junior champion Bailey McCormack, Grenfell, SK Junior reserve champion Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB novice champion Sydney McCormack, Grenfell, SK Judging senior champion Dakota Townsend, Sylvan Lake, AB senior reserve champion Jordan Cowger, Kansas City, MO intermediate champion Tia Schram, Bruderheim, AB intermediate reserve champion Jill McLerie, Red Deer County, AB senior champion Jordan Cowger, Kansas City, MO

Junior champion Alex Manson, Birch Hills, SK

senior reserve champion Sara Van Sickle, Mayerthorpe, AB

Junior reserve champion Arika Kathol, Drayton Valley, AB

intermediate champion Jill McLerie, Red Deer County, AB

novice champion Tannis Klys, Nanton, AB

intermediate reserve champion Hanna Gregoire, Westlock, AB

novice reserve champion Adelynn Fisher, Amherst, NS

Junior champion Cache McLerie, Red Deer County, AB

herdsman quiz

senior champion team Cheyenne Catley, SK, Shallaine Daley, AB & Cathryn Thompson, AB senior reserve champion team Connor Njaa, SK, Dakota Townsend, AB & Heather Creamer, NS intermediate champion team Johnathan Karsin, MB, Callie Anderson, AB & Wacey Townsend, AB intermediate reserve champion team Devyn Hoegl, SK, Hanna Gregoire, AB & Jill McLerie, AB Junior champion team Garren Skeels, AB, Alex Manson, SK & Cache McLerie, AB Junior reserve champion team Arika Kathol, AB, Loralee Klys, AB & Brynn Whelan, SK novice champion team Jaycee Clark, AB & Sydney McCormack, SK

Junior reserve champion Bailey McCormack, Grenfell, SK

novice reserve champion team Tyson Klys, AB, Darby McCormack, SK & Adelynn Fisher, NS

novice champion Sydney McCormack, Grenfell, SK

spirit of the show award

novice reserve champion Tannis Klys, Nanton, AB print marketing senior champion Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB senior reserve champion Kaylie Huizenga, Morrison, IL intermediate champion Tia Schram, Bruderheim, AB intermediate reserve champion Jill McLerie, Red Deer County, AB senior champion Connor Njaa, Birch Hills, SK senior reserve champion Heather Creamer, Amherst, NS intermediate champion Tia Schram, Bruderheim, AB intermediate reserve champion Hanna Gregoire, Westlock, AB Junior champion Cache McLerie, Red Deer County, AB Junior reserve champion Arika Kathol, Drayton Valley, AB novice champion Tannis Klys, Nanton, AB

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Carson Rodgers, MacGregor, MB aggregates

Junior champion Arika Kathol, Drayton Valley, AB Junior reserve champion Payton Gregoire, Westlock, AB novice champion Sydney McCormack, Grenfell, SK novice reserve champion Tannis Klys, Nanton, AB

senior aggregate Heather Creamer, Amherst, NS intermediate aggregate Tia Schram, Bruderheim, AB Junior aggregate Arika Kathol, Drayton Valley, AB novice aggregate Tannis Klys, Nanton, AB


Quebec Junior Beef Show

July 7 -10, 2016

Brome, PQ

COMMERCIAL CLASS

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Jade Ouellet with RRF Fashionista

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Shelby Drew with Apple Ridge Travis’s Brynne

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL Nathan Tetreault with SABE Thunderbird 1D

PUREBRED CLASS CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE Alexis Stoddard and Jacob Rothney with Todd’s Gypsy Queen 14B

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL Danika Mayer with JAMG Rapid Fire 1D

RESERVE CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE Dylan Mastine and Jason Grandsire-Mastine with Triara Serena 397X

RESERVE CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL Danika Mayer with BACC JAMG Captain Crunch

OPEN SHOW

SHOWMANSHIP

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF IRCC Desert Rose 602D exhibited by Katie Elmhirst

GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Kalie Dufault

RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN HEIFER CALF Fusion Day Dreamer exhibited by Hope Pinkham

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Sylvia Megens

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER IRCC Cherry Bomb 513C exhibited by Katie Elmhirst

AGGREGATES

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Sunny Valley Zoe 21C exhibited by Sylvia Megens

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Donovandale Bailey 2B exhibited by Kaylea Donovan

CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED FEMALE Jock River Always Frisky exhibited by Aubrie Mowat

CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE IRCC Bombshell 418B exhibited by Owen Elmhirst

NOVICE AGGREGATE Hope Pinkham JUNIOR AGGREGATE Cassidy Pinkham

RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Donovandale Bailey 2B exhibited by Kaylea Donovan

INTERMEDIATE AGGREGATE Nicole Giles

CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE Justabout Twenty X exhibited by Kalie Dufault RESERVE CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE Jock River Always Frisky exhibited by Aubrie Mowat

PEE WEE AGGREGATE Hazel Stillman

SENIOR AGGREGATE Dylan Foley CHAMPION BULL CALF AND CHAMPION MALE Donovandale Derringer exhibited by Kaylea Donovan

GRAND CHAMPION AGGREGATE Nicole Giles RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED FEMALE KDL Ciana exhibited by Kalie Dufault

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Donovandale Diablo exhibited by Kaylea Donovan CHAMPION YEARLING BULL Alliance Request exhibited by Chiara Farina

BRED & OWNED SHOW SUPREME CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE IRCC Bombshell 418B exhibited by Owen Elmhirst

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF KDL Doris exhibited by Kalie Dufault RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Jock River Dacey exhibited by Aubrie Mowat CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER KDL Ciana exhibited by Kalie Dufault

CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED MALE DYLN Double Take exhibited by Dylan Foley RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED MALE JP Dark Money 1D exhibited by Sylvia Megens

RESERVE CHAMPIONYEARLING HEIFER Maple-Acres Cold Smoke 3C exhibited by Adrienne Robson

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Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup SHOWMANSHIP PEE WEE CHAMPION Austyn Peters, Rivers RESERVE PEE WEE CHAMPION Lane Nykoliation, Crandall JUNIOR CHAMPION Grace Glover, Boissevain RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION Ty Nykoliation, Crandall INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION Levi Rimke, Oak Lake RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION Naomi Best, Harding SENIOR CHAMPION Bennett Foster, Dropmore RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION Samantha Rimke, Oak Lake

SIMMENTAL CLASS 1A - SIMMENTAL HEIFER CALF 1. Austyn Peters, Rivers 2. Brooklyn Hedley, Rapid City CLASS 1B - SIMMENTAL HEIFER CALF 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn 2. Garnett Speers, Alexander

July 29-31, 2016

Neepawa, MB

RESERVE CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE Austyn Peters, Rivers, with Big Sky Darla

CLASS 2A - SIMMENTAL YEARLING HEIFER 1. Carson Rodgers, Macgregor 2. Emma Falconer, Hartney

CHAMPION FAT STEER Emma Harms, Mather RESERVE CHAMPION FAT STEER Bobbie Jo Foster, Dropmore

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL CALF Sadie Anwender, Radville, with Me’N My Rockfeller

CLASS 2B - SIMMENTAL YEARLING HEIFER 1. Sadie Anwender, Radville 2. Sam de Rocquigny, Haywood

RESERVE CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL CALF Cody Carson, Rossburn, with NAC Straight Up 60D

CLASS 3 - SIMMENTAL TWO YEAR OLD 1. Sadie Anwender, Radville 2. Cody Carson, Rossburn

COMMERCIAL CATTLE DIVISION

CLASS 4 - SIMMENTAL COW CALF CLASS 1. Brooklyn Hedley, Rapid City JUNIOR CHAMPION Sadie Anwender, Radville

CLASS 2A - COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFERS 1. Jensen Shearer, Wawanesa 2. Lexie Shearer, Wawanesa

SENIOR CHAMPION Sadie Anwender, Radville

PEE WEE CHAMPION Bree Russell, Reston JUNIOR CHAMPION Ty Nykoliation, Crandall INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION Sadie Anwender, Radville

CLASS 6 - FAT STEERS 1. Emma Harms, Mather 2. Bobbie Jo Foster, Dropmore

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE Sadie Anwender, Radville, with RF Certainly Flirtin

GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Justin Carvey, Alexander

GRAND AGGREGATES

CLASS 2B - COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFERS 1. Justin Carvey, Alexander 2. Gracie Falconer, Hartney

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION Cody Carson, Rossburn

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE Katie Falconer, Hartney

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Katie Falconer, Hartney

CLASS 2B - COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFERS 1. Katie Falconer, Hartney 2. Grace Glover, Boissevain

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION Sam de Rocquigny, Haywood

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Justin Carvey, Alexander

SENIOR CHAMPION Samantha Rimke, Oak Lake JUDGES Geoff Anderson, SK Michael Hunter, MB

GRAND AGGREGATES

GROOMING WORKSHOP

Alberta Junior Wild Rose Classic

August 4 -7, 2016

Lacombe, AB

COMMERCIAL CLASS CHAMPION COMMERICAL HEIFER CALF Kyle Dodgson, Sangudo, AB with KCSF Gypsy Queen 6D RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL HEIFER CALF Sara Van Sickle, Mayerthorpe, AB with Ginny 51D CHAMPION COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFER Cache McLerie, Red Deer, AB with BCL Kandi 508C RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFER Jill McLerie, Red Deer, AB with BCL Nevada 611C

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF Dylan Fuller, Lacombe, AB with DDF MR Full House 601D

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Cole McMahon, Galahad, AB with RF On A Mission 462B

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF Cole McMahon, Galahad, AB with CMC Most Wanted 460D

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Kyle Dodgson, Sangudo, AB with KCSF Gypsy Queen 2B

PUREBRED/FULLBLOOD CLASS

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL MATURE FEMALE Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB with Amethyst RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL MATURE FEMALE Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB with Dixie

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CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE AND RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE Kale Chessor, Lacombe, AB with RJY Blazin Natalie 18B and her calf KCF Blazin Force 1D

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION BULL Cooper Snider, Viking, AB with DEB Simple Plan 6D

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Owen Snider, Viking, AB with OJ’s Biscuit 1D RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Hanna Gregoire, Westlock, AB with DMDM Peachy 547C CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED YEARLING HEIFER Kayla Jones, Olds, AB with LEAH Black Escape 6C

RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB with Anchor D Tinkerbell 31B and her calf Anchor D Macs Hook 31D

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Cache McLerie, Red Deer, AB with BCL Kandi 508C

SUPREME CHAMPION BULL Sara Van Sickle, Mayerthorpe, AB with SKV Carbon 14 31C

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Cooper Snider, Viking, AB with Snider’s Cipher 12D

RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED YEARLING HEIFER JR Good, Falun, AB with YRJR Blk Daisy 502C

SUPREME CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Cole McMahon, Galahad, AB with RF On A Mission 462B

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE Shallaine Daley, Carstairs, AB with LRX BLK Ruby 9C

CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE Kale Chessor, Lacombe, AB with Circle G Satin 315A and her calf KCF Lace 2D RESERVE CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB with FGAF PLD Wankika 618W and her calf Anchor D Dominance 618D

CHAMPION BULL CALF Cooper Snider, Viking, AB with Snider’s Simple Plan 6D RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB with Garrens National Treasure CHAMPION YEARLING BULL Sara Van Sickle, Mayerthorpe, AB with SKV Carbon 14 31C RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL Arika Kathol, Dryaton Valley, AB with KSR Bear 1C

JUDGES Elaine Hiller - Showmanship Judge Jordan Deeg - Conformation Judge


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Garren Skeels - Lending a Helping Hand

ike most other typical 12 year old farm boys, Garren Skeels is active in 4-H and sports, especially hockey and basketball. However, his true passion is his animals. Garren, like his sister Mackenzie, were given their first cow from their mom and dad, Dan and Karen Skeels, when they were born. Garren’s cow herd has now expanded well into the teens. He has been fortunate enough to have raised three herd sires that work in purebred herds, not to mention several others in commercial herds as well. He is an active member in both the National and Provincial Young Canadian Simmental Association, and sits as a director on the Alberta YCS board. He is a member of the Bluffton 4-H club, where he is the Club Historian, to go along with all his projects, including show steer, carcass steer, yearling heifer, 2 year old cow calf, 3 year old cow calf, and a market lamb. His love for animals is not limited to just his cows though. He and his sister have a small flock of ewes, and Garren has nearly 300 birds, including chickens, ducks, peacocks, and pheasants. To say he is an active kid is an understatement. When Garren was in Grade 3, he came home from school very excited about a visitor the class had that day. A gentleman gave a presentation from Africa. He talked about their tiny village, and how they were trying to raise money to dig a water well for their people. Garren thought he could help. He asked his mom and dad if it would be okay to sell a few chickens in Garren raised $10,500 at the 2015 their bull sale to help raise money for that Anchor D Pasture Treasure Sale

village in need. They decided it would be fine, and half the money raised would be split between him and the project. On sale day the birds sold a few times, and $750 was raised. Something else incredible happened that day; Garren was given the gift of giving back, and has since took it much further. Since that day 100% of the proceeds go to a worthy cause, through Garren’s mystery lot, which has now become something regular at every Anchor D Ranch Sale. He picks a cause close to sale time, which has included the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House, or families in need during a crisis. For such a young guy, he completely understands the significance of lending a helping hand and giving back to the community. Since the original sale, the momentum has built from community and industry getting behind his cause. To date he has helped gather close to $50,000 for people in need. On October 14th, join Garren, his family, friends and consignors to the Anchor D Ranch “Pasture Treasures” Sale in Rimbey. Many of you may have met Garren, and already been touched by his infectious smile, but it’s the warmth of his heart that truly touches us all.

Garren and Mackenzie each donated 20% of their steer proceeds to Fort McMurray this year.

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What’s Happening October Oct. 1 November/December Winter Issue Advertising Deadline Oct. 1 Bar 5 Farms Dispersal Sale - Cattle & Frozen Genetics Markdale, ON Oct. 2 River Point Cattle Co. Internet Sale Glencoe, ON Oct. 7 Anchor D Simmental Sired Calf Sale Dawson Creek, BC Oct. 7-9 Expo-Boeuf Victoriaville, PQ Oct. 10-15 II Congress Simmental & Simbra of Americas Jalisco Oct. 14 Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures Female Sale Rimbey, AB Oct. 15 Ottawa Valley Simmental Club Harvest Sale Metcalfe, ON Oct. 16 Quality Control I @ Indian River Cattle Co. Indian River, ON Oct. 18-19 Livestock Gentec Conference Edmonton, AB Oct. 19 Anchor D Simmental Sired Calf Sale Ponoka, AB Oct. 22 Vente des partenairs *Partners for Progress Sale Shefford, QC Oct. 22 Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS Oct. 26-29 Manitoba Ag Ex Livestock Show Brandon, MB Oct. 28 Manitoba Ag Ex Simmental Show Brandon, MB Oct. 29 Edam Fall Fair Commercial Cattle Show Edam, SK Oct. 31 Rust Mountain View “Queens of the Pasture” Female Sale Mercer, ND

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Spring Evaluation Data Entry Deadline Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Lloydminster, SK Stockade Roundup Fall Fusion All Breeds Sale Lloydminster, SK Royal Simmental Futurity Show Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Toronto, ON Royal Simmental Open Show Toronto, ON Flatrock Valley Simmentals Complete Female Dispersal Dawson Creek, BC Farmfair International- National Simmental Show Edmonton, AB National Simmental Show Edmonton, AB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 36th Annual Sale Cypress River, MB Central Invitational Simmental Sale Woodville, ON Futures One Online Simmental Sale liveauctions.tv Western Harvest 3rd Annual Simmental Female Sale Innisfail, AB Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, AB Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Show and Sale Regina, SK Marywood Classic Sale Listowel, ON Harvest Hoedown 22nd Annual Simmental Heifer Sale Neepawa, MB

Nov. 29 Nov. 30

December

Camrose Country Classic Camrose, AB Windy Hill Livestock Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK

Dec. 1 Commercial Country January Issue Advertising Deadline Dec. 2 Regular Bred Female Sale Featuring Kohut Ranches Innisfail, AB Dec. 2 SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB Dec. 3 Lewis Farms 2016 Leading Ladies Female Sale Spruce Grove, AB Dec. 3 Wolfe Farms 12th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale Valleyview, AB Dec. 3 Workman Farms 13th Annual Female Sale Killarney, MB Dec. 5 The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, AB Dec. 6 38th Annual Keystone Konnection Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Dec. 7 Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK Dec. 8 Transcon’s Simmsational 39th Annual Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK Dec. 9 McMillen Ranching Herdbuilder Female Sale Carievale, SK Dec. 10 Meadow Acres “Maiden of the Meadow” Production Sale Alameda, SK Dec. 12 Stoughton Farms Ltd. Complete Herd Dispersal Lloydminster, SK Dec. 12 Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Dec. 13 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Dec. 13 Southern Alberta Simmental Roundup 23rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Dec. 15 Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Deadline Dec. 16 5th Annual Friday Night Lights Simmental Sale Olds, AB Dec. 17 Checkers Red, Black and Fullblood Sale Ponoka, AB Dec. 17 Transcon’s National Trust “On Ice” Chapter IX Simmental Semen & Embryo Sale Red Deer, AB Dec. 18 Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Dec. 18 Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XIX Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Dec. 20 Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity III” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Dec. 21 Twin Brae Simmentals Bred Female Dispersal Virden, MB Dec. 29 Rainalta Complete Simmental and Charolais Herd Dispersal and Bull Sale Brooks, AB Dec. 31 New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale Olds, AB

January Jan. 1 Jan. 14 Jan. 16 Jan. 27-28 Jan. 28 Jan. 30

February Herdsire Issue Advertising Deadline Sim Magic on Ice- Volume 8 Denver, CO The One Simmental Sale XXIV Denver, CO Canadian Bull Progress Camrose, AB Lazy S Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetic Sale


February Feb. 5 Hartman Cattle Co. Bull Sale Techumseh, NE Feb. 7 Werning Cattle Co. 36th Annual Production Sale Emery, SD Feb. 9 Rust Mountain View Ranch 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mercer, ND Feb. 9 Janzen Ranches 24th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Feb. 10 Genetic Edge 18th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 11 Kenner Simmental 21st Annual Production Sale Leeds ND Feb. 12 Diamond M Ranch 6th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Feb. 13 Outlaw Cattle Co. Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Feb. 14 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Feb. 16 M&J/Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Bull and Female Sale Russell, MB Feb. 17 Young Guns Simmental Bull & Female Sale Irma, AB Feb. 17 Mader Ranches 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Feb. 19 Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Feb. 20 Rendezvous Farms 13th Annual “Holiday Monday” Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Feb. 20 Select Opportunity 3rd Annnual Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB Feb. 22 Crossroad Farms 11th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Feb. 23 Robb/ Hoegl 12th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Feb. 24 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale Westlock, AB Feb. 25 Lewis Farms 32nd Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Feb. 27 Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Feb. 27 Muirhead Cattle Co. 15th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Feb. 28 Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” 17th Annual Sale Grenfell, SK

March Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7

Herd Master 22nd Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Erixon Simmentals Annual Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Pheasantdale 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK LaBatte Simmentals with Guest, Meadow Acres Farm, 37th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK 12th Annual Bullfest Sale Camrose, AB McMillen Ranching 23rd Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK MCG Simmentals and RACK Red Angus 10th Annual Bull Sale Stavely, AB R-Plus Simmental Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Ashworth Farm & Ranch 14th Annual Simmental Sale Oungre, SK Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB

Mar. 7 Harvie Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 8 Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 8 Skor Simmentals 15th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar. 8 Sunny Valley Simmentals 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 9 In Pursuit of Perfection 12th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Mar. 9 Westway/ Deeg 14th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 10 Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grand Prairie, AB Mar. 11 Ranchland’s Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Mar. 11 Synergie 6th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levra, PQ Mar. 11 Next Generation 4th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 11 CD Land & Cattle Annual Bull Sale Taber, AB Mar. 12 Rebels Of The West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Mar. 13 South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 13 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale Mar. 13 Oakview/ Perkin/ Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 14 Kuntz, McIntosh, SAJ Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 14 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 14 On Target Bull & Female Sale Barrhead, AB Mar. 15 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 15 Adair Ranch Bull & Female Sale Provost, AB Mar. 16 Get-A-Grip Angus and Simmental Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB Mar. 17 Family Tradition Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Dropmore, MB Mar. 17 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Mar. 18 Proudly Western Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Mar. 18 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 18th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, PQ Mar. 20 Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Mar. 21 WLB Livestock’s 13th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Douglas, MB Mar. 22 Herter Simmentals “Paint’em Black” 2nd Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Mar. 23 Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Mar. 25 Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 26 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Mar. 27 Riverstone Cattle Co. Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 27 Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK

April

Apr. 1 Apr. 6 Apr. 8 Apr. 13

Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Daines Cattle Bull Sale Innisfail, AB 57


ABC Cattle Co................................................ 48 Adair Ranch.................................................... 44 Afri-Can Simmentals....................................... 50 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................... 54 Alliance Simmental Farms.............................. 51 Alta Genetics.................................................. 55 Anchor D Ranch............................................. 44 Applecross...................................................... 44 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.......................... 48 Aumack Simmentals....................................... 48 B Bar C Simmentals....................................... 15 Bar 5 Farms Ltd./Circle 3 Genetics................ 51 Bar CL Livestock............................................ 44 Beagle Simmentals......................................... 44 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 44 Big Rock Simmentals..................................... 44 Black River Farms...................................... 9, 51 BlackSand Cattle Company............................ 50 Blushrose Simmental Simmental Farm.......... 48 Bohrson Marketing Services....................... 3, 55 Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 50 Bouchard Livestock International............... 7, 55 Boundary Ranch............................................. 48 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................. 55 Bow Valley Genetics....................................... 55 BS Ranch....................................................... 44 Cameo Farms................................................. 15 Canadian Bull Congress................................. 54 Canadian Cattle Identification Agency............ 60 Canadian Cattlemen....................................... 55 Carey, Brent.................................................... 54 Casaloma Cattle Company............................. 48 Cattle Cures.................................................... 54 Circle G Simmentals & Angus........................ 44 City View Simmentals..................................... 48 C-K Simmentals.............................................. 15 Clearwater Simmentals.................................. 44 Crimson Tide Flechvieh.................................. 51 Crossroad Farms............................................ 48 Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 44 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd.......... 55 Deeg Simmentals........................................... 45 Destiny Simmentals........................................ 51 Diamond B Simmentals.................................. 15 Diamond T Simmentals.................................. 45 Don Heggie Simmentals................................. 45 Donovandale Farms................................. 11, 51 Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 51 Dorran Marketing Inc...................................... 54 Dorran, Steve................................................. 54 Double Bar D Farms............................... IFC, 48 Double G Simmentals..................................... 48 Double J Ranches.......................................... 15 Downey Farms............................................... 50 Dunc’s Cattle Co....................................... 11, 52 Dwayann Simmentals..................................... 52 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals................................ 45 East Poplar Simmentals................................. 49 Edge, Dean..................................................... 54 EDN Simmentals............................................ 48 Elliott Simmentals........................................... 15 Elm Tree Farms.............................................. 52 Erixon Simmentals.......................................... 49 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 44 Ferme Gagnon Farm...................................... 53 Ferme Saro Farm........................................... 53 58

Flatrock Valley Simmentals............................ 25 Foley Simmentals..................................... 10, 52 Genex Cooperative, Inc.................................. 55 Giebelhaus Simmentals.................................. 15 GJR Simmentals............................................. 49 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...................... 54 Gravandale Simmentals................................. 52 Grinalta Farms.......................................... 15, 45 H.S. Knill Company Ltd.................................. 55 Hairy Hill Cattle Co......................................... 45 Hallridge Simmentals...................................... 52 Hannah Simmentals................................. 27, 45 Harvie Ranching............................................. 45 High Bluff Stock Farm..................................... 50 High Country Cattle Services......................... 45 Hi-Tech Farms................................................ 52 Hoegl Livestock.............................................. 49 Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 52 Jackson Cattle Co.......................................... 21 Janzen Brogran Embryo Services Ltd............ 55 Janzen Ranches............................................. 45 Jetstream Livestock........................................ 52 JNR Farms..................................................... 45 Keato Meadow Simmentals............................ 45 Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 45 Kuntz Simmental Farm................................... 49 LaBatte Simmentals....................................... 49 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.................................. 49 Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 45 Lewis Farms............................................ BC, 45 Little Willow Creek Ranch............................... 49 Lobster Point Farms....................................... 53 Log & Tim Forest Products Ltd....................... 54 Lone Stone Farms.......................................... 45 M & J Farms................................................... 51 M & R Cattle Co.............................................. 46 MacKenzie Cattle Company........................... 46 Mader Ranches.............................................. 46 Maple Key Farm............................................. 52 Mappin Simmentals........................................ 46 Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 51 Masterfeeds.................................................... 54 Maxwell Simmentals....................................... 46 McCormack Family Ranch............................. 49 MCG Simmentals........................................... 46 McIntosh Livestock......................................... 49 McManus Simmentals.................................... 51 McMillen Ranching Ltd................................... 49 Meadow Acres Farms..................................... 49 MI Simmentals................................................ 46 Mitchell Cattle Co........................................... 44 Moonshine Simmentals.................................. 15 Muirhead Cattle Co......................................... 49 New Holland..................................................... 1 New World Simmentals.................................. 15 Nolara Farms.................................................. 46 North Creek Simmentals................................ 49 North Hill Simmentals..................................... 46 O Double E Simmentals................................. 46 Oberg, Don..................................................... 54 O’Brien Farms................................................ 52 O’Grady Steel................................................. 54 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................. 46 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................. 46 Parkhill Ranches............................................. 46 Pearson Simmentals...................................... 46

Pheasantdale Simmentals.............................. 49 Phillips Farms................................................. 53 Pine Creek Simmentals.................................. 46 Porter Ranches............................................... 47 Rainalta Simmental & Charolais................. 7, 47 Rancier Farms................................................ 47 RDG Simmentals............................................ 47 Rehorst Farms Ltd.......................................... 52 Rendezvous Farms........................................ 51 River Point Cattle Co...................................... 52 Riverbank Farm.............................................. 51 Robb Farms.................................................... 49 Robson Acres................................................. 52 Rosebud Simmentals..................................... 47 Rust Mountain View Ranch........................ 3, 53 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 50 Saugeen Acres............................................... 47 Silver Smith Farms Ltd................................... 47 Simmeron Simmentals................................... 47 Skeels, Dan.................................................... 54 Skor Simmentals............................................ 47 Southpaw Cattle Company............................. 47 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus... 50 Spring Lake Simmentals................................. 47 Spruce View Acres......................................... 15 Starwest Farms.............................................. 44 Steen Agencies............................................... 54 Stewart Simmentals........................................ 52 Stillwater Simmentals..................................... 15 Stock, Mark..................................................... 54 Stockmens Insurance..................................... 54 Stone Simmentals.......................................... 47 Storebo Farm.................................................. 50 Stoughton Farms Ltd.................................. 5, 50 Sullivan Simmentals....................................... 53 Sully’s Farm.................................................... 52 Sun Rise Simmentals..................................... 50 Sun Star Simmentals...................................... 47 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................... 50 Swan Lake Farms........................................... 50 Swantewitt Simmentals.................................. 47 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.................. IFC, 5, 15, 55 The Register................................................... 53 Timberlind Auctions........................................ 54 Todd Simmentals............................................ 53 Transcon Livestock Corp............ IBC, 16, 17, 55 Trevor’s Cowpix.............................................. 55 Triple Rose Simmentals........................... 10, 53 Tryon Simmentals........................................... 53 TSN Livestock................................................ 51 Twin Brae Simmentals.................................... 51 Twin Butte Simmentals................................... 47 Tymarc Livestock............................................ 47 Virginia Ranch................................................ 48 W2 Farms....................................................... 50 Weldehaven Farms........................................ 53 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................... 47 Westway Farms Ltd........................................ 48 Wild Oak Farms.............................................. 53 Windy Knoll Farm........................................... 53 WJ Simmentals............................................... 48 Wolfe Farms................................................... 48 Wolfe’s Flechvieh........................................... 48 Wright’s Pro-Rich Seeds................................ 51 Wyvern Cattle Co. Ltd.................................... 15 Xcel Livestock................................................. 11 XRC Simmentals............................................ 50


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CSA Directors

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

Kelly Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 456-2749 C: (306) 861-2013 jashworth@sasktel.net

First Vice-President Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca Second Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

Dan Skeels Rimbey, AB P: (403) 843-4756 C: (403) 783-1217 anchordranch@albertahighspeed.net Francis Gagnon Cheneville, QC P: (819) 428-3502 C: (514) 975-3722 francis_gagnon0407@hotmail.com Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net Larry Barkley Ingleside, ON P: (613)537-2441 C: (613)360-2443 larrybarkley@sympatico.ca

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684 Alberta President Kyle Lewis Spruce Grove, AB P: (780) 220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Office Contact Heather Saucier Airdrie, AB P: (403) 861-6352 F: (403) 948-2059 saucierh@telus.net Promotion / Fieldperson Chuck Groeneveld High River, AB P: (403) 938-7843 barnboss@telus.net Saskatchewan President Ryan Lundberg Eastend, SK P: (306) 295-7999 ryan_lundberg2@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Manitoba President Everett Olson Rapid City, MB P: (204) 826-2643 everettolson@mymts.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca Quebec Président Sylvain Lambert La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Maritimes President Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Jennie Mutch P: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

CSA Staff General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Meghan Black P: (506) 324-4825 mblack@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Dust P: (306) 291-7086 kdust@simmental.com Simmental Country Sales Representative Ryan Cook P: (780) 818-3452 rcook@simmental.com

Table of Contents Publication Information........................................2

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

From the Gate Post................................................4

Maritimes Simmental Association News............34

Breed Improvement..............................................6

Breed Improvement (French)..............................35

Vets Advice...........................................................8

Young Canadian Simmental Association............36

On the Road..........................................................9

YCSA National Classic Show Results................37

Women In Simmental Country...........................12

Quebec Junior Beef Show Results......................41

THE Program Members......................................18

Ontario Trillium Classic Show Results...............41

On The Road To The Olympics..........................22

Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Results..............42

From the Gate Post (French)...............................26

Alberta Junior Wild Rose Classic Results..........42

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

Show Results.......................................................37

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

What’s Happening...............................................56

Saskatchewan Simmental Association News......30

Advertisers Index................................................58

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

CSA Contacts......................................................59

Ontario Simmental Association News................32 59


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