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October 2012

In This Issue: The Canadian Simmental Association Celebrates Women in the Simmental Country The Road From Data To Knowledge


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Bruce Holmquist CEO of Programming and External Relations Cell: 403-988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com

Barb Judd CEO of Office Management Phone: 403-250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com

Margo Cartwright Marketing Coordinator Phone: 403-250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com

Darryl Snider Western Sale Representative Cell: 403-803-6532 sniderd@telus.net

Jane Crawford Eastern Sale Representative Phone: 519-287-5286 Cell: 519-317-5263 jane.cattle@gmail.com

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An Offering You Can

Trust

Oakview Miss Yippee 53Y Polled Full Fleck Only daughter to ever sell from DLH Miss Pixie 6P Sire: JNR Gravity Bred to Crossroad Radium on March 27th

Dam: DLH Miss Pixie 6P

Sire: Hard Rock High selling $82,000 bull

Oakview Miss Granite 99Z Black Polled Open First calf crop to sell from Hard Rock

These Heifers Sell

at National Trust

Todd & Danna Collins Darlingford, MB Phone: (204) 246-2166 Cell: (204) 823-1434 8

November 2, 2012 Brandon, MB


On Offer at THE NATIONAL TRUST SALE November 2, 2012 - Brandon, MB

Wolfe’s Malissa FF82Y

SJWW FF59W

Chapple Creek Shania X Wolfes Washington (Bar 5 Malissa X Roonik)

Born: Jan. 12/12 WW: Sept. 4 1030 lbs MFI 59M X Wolfes Washington (Zalia X Antonius) (Suzannah X Haxent)

Wolfe’s Alaysa FF33Y

SJWW FF4Z

Salman Arm Alaysa X Wolfes Thunder (Bar 5 Malissa X Bar 5 Evan)

Born: Jan. 8/12 WW: Sept. 4 1100 lbs BHR Suzannah X Wolfes Thunder

Thank you to all our previous buyers! Shane, Shannon,

Hanna & Carmen Wolfe Site 11, Box 47, RR 1

Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Phone: (403) 556-8584 wolfepack@airenet.com 9


Embryos selling in the

Royal Elite All-Breed Sale RAWF, Toronto, Nov. 3rd, 2012 Sire of Embryos: DESTINY BLACK CONVINCER 23U (TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 X SGCC BLK WEST LADY 7S) Dam of Embryos: DESTINY FINE TUNE SHANIA 7N (BDV FINE TUNE 36K X KWA MS DECK 33J)

RTC 23U - Sire of Embryos

Todd & Karen Campbell & Family RR 2, Meaford, ON N4L 1W6

tcampbell@rbafinancial.com P: 519-538-5103 C: 519-379-7565

RTC 14R - Maternal Sister to Embryos

View the catalogue online: www.bohrson.com

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Membership Announcements Our Sympathies Edward (Ed) Peters

Ed Peters passed away on August 29th at the age of 83. Loving husband to Marg, and proud father and grandfather to Doug (deceased), Bill, Virginia and Tiffany; Marilyn, Bob and family; Margie and Malcolm. Ed and Marg were very involved in the Simmental Breed. First crossing them with Herefords, Ed was convinced Simmental was the

George Melville (Mel) Hanna

George Melville (Mel) Hanna of Owen Sound, ON passed away on August 26, 2012 in his 95th year. Loving husband of Marjorie (Betty) and dear father of Patricia. Mel was well known for many years locally in the Insurance and Financial Planning Business, as well as the cattle business. He was inducted into the Canadian Simmental Hall of Fame in 2009. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

breed of the future. He was one of the first CSA members, with member #168, Dryland Farms was created. They participated in many sales and shows. The people they met and friendships they made were a big part of their life. Ed had an eye for good cattle and always took the time to talk cattle. His family was a big part of his life and he took great pride in them and their accomplishments. He will be sadly missed and warmly remembered by all, for his strength, love and kindness.

Dr. Neal Robson

Dr. Neal Robson, Robson Acres, passed away on September 12, 2012 at the age of 63. A large animal veterinarian for 38 years and life-long farmer, beloved husband to Diane and proud father of Brian, Andy (Tara), Tom and Laura. Loving Grandpa of Keb, Stevie and Peyton. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends and extended family who he cherished over the years.

Congratulations Hawkin Dage Mader

Pearl Erin Sullivan

Rick-Sha Yours Truly

RPCC Blk Xplode

November 3, 2012

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Toronto, ON Online sale book www.bohrson.com

Sire - 3C Macho Dam - IRCC Umbelina 823U DS - IRCC Sandman Born March 3rd, 2011 Bred RPCC Blk Xplode on April 14, 2012

Rick-Sha Farm

Congratulations to Mader Ranches on the birth of Hawkin Dage Mader. Born to Ryley and Jill Mader and big sister Stella on September 2 at 1:16 pm, 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches. Proud grandparents are Randy and Ronda Mader. Congratulations to the Mader Family.

Pat and Caitlan Sullivan, PJS Simmentals, Gracefield, PQ are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Pearl Erin Sullivan, born May 29th, 2012 at 7 lbs 9 oz. Proud grandparents of this little cowgirl are John and Linda of Sullivan Simmentals. Congratulations to the Sullivan Family!

Rick & Marsha Mitchell and Family 8215 Conc 14 RR 1, Moorefield, ON, N0G 2K0 Aaron (Cell after 5pm): 519-897-8469 Lindsay (Cell): 519-496-7985 aaron_mitchell89@hotmail.com

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist CEO of Programming and External Relations

The Canadian Simmental Association Celebrates The rugged and beautiful coastline of Eastern Canada was the backdrop for the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Simmental Association which was held in Truro, Nova Scotia August 25th. The events in Truro officially began Thursday evening on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition with a meet and greet reception that was very well attended and provided Simmental breeders from across Canada the opportunity to renew old friendships as well as make new acquaintances.

successful based on their overall aggregate competition and showmanship achievements. The Salt Water Classic Sale ran Friday evening and was managed by the Maritime Simmental Association (MSA). It showed a marked increase from the previous years in both the average prices paid as well as the overall gross. Cattle sold to locations throughout eastern Canada and there was also strong bidder and buyer interest from Western Canada. The open show on Saturday morning saw 115 head of cattle on display and judged by Mr. Wilf Davis from Carberry, MB. This was an excellent quality group with a top end that could walk and talk in any show ring in the country and will be one of the largest shows in Canada this year. All of the exhibitors who dedicated their effort and time in bringing cattle to Truro should be commended.

CSA members attending the Annual General Meeting on Saturday afternoon heard reportings of the CSA’s programming and operations for the 2011 The following day the Young CSA fiscal year. Later in the Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) National Classic meeting three open Director was host to a large group of enthusiastic YCSA members from positions were filled by new across Canada participating in conformation and showmanship director Wes Mack of Estevan, classes. The large crowd of spectators during these competitions SK and returning Directors saw two representatives selected to represent the YCSA and for a second term Randy CSA at theAmerican Mader, Carstairs, AB and John Junior Simmental Sullivan, Kazabazua, PQ. Ron A s s o c i a t i o n Nolan, CSA President, thanked National Classic in retiring Director, Judy Sweet Lincoln, Nebraska of Drayton Valley, AB for in July 2013. her contribution to the CSA. Connor Morse of The Board once again elected Kingston, NS and their 2012-13 Executive to be Krista Whalen of Ron Nolan, President, Fraser Gould, PQ were Redpath, First Vice President, 12


and Randy Mader as Second Vice President. The banquet and Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation (GSSF) Auction wrapped up the weekend’s activities Saturday evening. This year’s auction was a tremendous success with a new record amount of $22,380 being raised. To date the GSSF has raised a total of $86,458.50 through seven charity auction events. Twothirds of the funds raised by the Foundation auctions go to the YCSA for youth development programs for young Simmental members. The remainder of the funds are used to support research and development initiatives focusing on the improvement of Simmental cattle genetics in Canada.

Ron Nolan, CSA President, presents CSA Hall of Fame Award to Bill MacLeod

New to this year’s auction was the introduction of the Friends of the Foundation award. This award is given to the donator and buyer of the high selling auction item. Gibbons Farms - Vaughn and Cindy Gibbons of Stevensville, ON and More Brothers of Virden, MB, were the first recipients of this award. More Brothers purchased the bred heifer, Bar 5 FF Peona 1211Y, that was donated by Gibbons Farms. Congratulations to Bill MacLeod of Fredericton, NB who was inducted into the CSA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the expansion and growth of the Simmental breed and are considered leaders in their community and the beef industry. A strong supporter of the Simmental breed in Canada, Bill purchased his first Simmentals in 1987. Since then Bill has donated a significant amount of time and effort to advancing the Simmental breed in Canada. Bill served as a CSA Director for three separate terms (9 years) and was the Chair of the Promotion and Marketing Committee; and is an active member of the Maritime Simmental community. We would like to thank Bill for his many years of dedication and commitment to the Simmental breed. The 2012 CSA AGM will be remembered as one of the most successful ever held and congratulations to all involved in the event.

Carla and Ron Nolan, Irene and Everett More More Brothers receive the Friends of the Foundation Award

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Breed Improvement

The Road from Data to Knowledge By Sean McGrath

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urebred breeders are very good and diligent at collecting data on their animals. Originally associations started from people collecting data on sires and dams and transforming/presenting it in the form of pedigrees. As this information base grew, certain bloodlines and pedigrees gained favour for accomplishing certain breeding goals. This in a nutshell is how breeding data became information (pedigree) and created knowledge (applied breeding decisions). As times progressed, interest grew in collecting data such as calving ease, weaning weight and post-weaning growth. This represents data in its rawest form. A sheet showing weaning weights with corresponding tattoo numbers does not provide a great deal of information until it is formatted and compared. Converting raw weaning weights to 205 day adjusted weights is a good example of information creation. Producing in herd indexes is creating knowledge from that data. The need to combine complex forms of data and growing datasets with pedigree information was what led to the development of EPD. The easiest traits were tackled first (BW, WW, YW) and as technology advanced and the data set grew bigger, the modelling and development of EPD improved greatly and they provided more information. Much of the data (pedigree and performance) we are used to working with are actually indicators of what DNA an animal possesses and can potentially pass to its offspring. New technology is allowing us to directly measure and assess portions of the bovine genome (DNA) and include that data into evaluation of an animal. DNA data can become quite powerful information; however a lot of work needs to be done to determine what information the data provides. This is one of the key roles of the CSA Genomic Innovations project.

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The catch 22 is that we need data in order to determine what information is contained in the data. Throughout history we have seen that in the space of time it takes to collect data and figure out what information it contains, there are often products marketed on the “power of the

data� without knowing what information will be gleaned from that data. These products serve an important role as early adopters of these technologies often provide the initial data pools required for information determination. If you were reading closely, you may have noted that I said EPD provide information and not knowledge. EPD scientifically and methodically assess available data such as pedigree, performance and DNA data. The results are information on the best estimate of an animal’s genetics in relation to the rest of the breed for the trait that is analyzed. When you consider this, the data pooled into an EPD provides powerful information. The ability to reasonably rank animals in a population of several hundred thousand is quite amazing, but this is only information. Knowledge is the ability and understanding of how to apply information to decision making. In the context of cattle breeding, this means using the available EPD to target breeding goals for your operation and your customers. The information about your future goals and your customers goals is what truly allows us to implement information into knowledge based decision making. Does your customer want bigger calves? Fleshier cows? Higher quality grades or yield improvements? Better feed conversion rates? Understanding goals allows us to move from making decisions based on the information (eg: just selecting for bigger EPD) to knowledge; where we can select for EPD that match the specific production goals and management system. One of the more exciting aspects of the CSA Genomic Innovations project lies in the fact that as we progress through the process of determining what DNA data means, our information will improve in accuracy and our overall knowledge of Simmental genetics will improve. Truly understanding the information regarding customer needs will create a culture of knowledge based on decision making and position the breed to continue its successful and important role in the cowherd.


Amélioration de la Race

Sur le chemin des données à la connaissance Par Sean McGrath

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es éleveurs de race sont très bons et s’appliquent à recueillir des données sur leurs animaux. Les associations ont débuté initialement à partir du travail d’individus ayant recueilli des données sur les taureaux et les vaches, lesquelles furent ainsi transformées et présentées sous forme de généalogies. Tandis que cette base d’information se développait, certaines lignées et certaines généalogies gagnaient en popularité afin d’accomplir certains objectifs d’élevage spécifiques. Ceci explique d’une manière simple comment des données issues des élevages sont devenues des informations (généalogie), et comment elles ont permis de générer des connaissances (décisions pratiques d’élevage).

qu’elles nous révèlent, on a souvent vu des produits vendus sur “le pouvoir des données”, sans pour autant savoir quelles informations allaient être réellement glanées à partir de telles données. De tels produits jouent un rôle important afin qu’on adopte rapidement ces technologies et ils nous fournissent souvent les bases de données initiales requises pour déterminer les informations correspondantes. Si vous avez lu attentivement, vous devriez avoir remarqué que j’ai indiqué que les EPD nous fournissent des informations et non pas de la connaissance. Les EPD évaluent scientifiquement et méthodiquement les bases de données disponibles, telles que les généalogies, les performances et les données sur l’ADN. Les résultats obtenus constituent des informations correspondant au meilleur estimé qui soit du bagage génétique d’un animal pour le caractère analysé, et cela comparativement au reste des sujets de la race. Lorsque vous pensez bien, les données calculées pour obtenir un EPD nous fournissent des informations très importantes. Notre aptitude à pouvoir classer de façon raisonnable des animaux dans une population de plusieurs centaines de milliers d’individus est très remarquable, mais cela ne représente qu’une information.

Au fur et à mesure qu’on avançait dans le temps, on a constaté un intérêt croissant à recueillir des données concernant la facilité de vêlage, le poids au sevrage et la croissance post-sevrage. Celles-ci constituent des données dans une forme la plus brute qui soit. Une liste de poids au sevrage et de numéros de tatouage correspondants sur une feuille de papier ne vous procurent pas beaucoup d’informations, tant qu’elles ne sont pas comparées et exprimées sous une forme quelconque. Le fait de convertir ces poids au sevrage en poids ajustés à 205 jours représente un bon exemple de création La connaissance est davantage notre aptitude et notre compréhension d’informations. En produisant des indices pour ce troupeau, on crée de l’application de ces données au processus de prise de décisions. ainsi de la connaissance à partir de ces données. Dans le contexte de l’élevage des bovins, cela veut dire qu’on utilise La nécessité de combiner des données plus complexes et de jumeler les EPD disponibles afin d’atteindre les objectifs d’élevage pour ces importantes bases de données avec les informations touchant les notre troupeau et nos clients. L’information relative à vos objectifs généalogies nous a conduits au développement des EPD. On s’est futurs ou à ceux de vos clients est essentielle pour nous permettre tout d’abord attaqué aux caractères les plus simples (PN, PS, PA) d’exprimer ces informations en connaissances inhérentes à votre et, compte tenu des progrès technologiques et de l’accroissement prise de décisions. Est-ce que votre client désire produire des veaux constant des bases de données, le développement et la modélisation plus lourds ? Des vaches en meilleur état de chair ? Des degrés de des EPD se sont améliorés considérablement et ont permis de nous classement plus élevés ou des rendements améliorés ? De meilleurs taux de conversion alimentaire? fournir plus d’informations. Beaucoup de données que nous utilisons couramment (généalogies et données de performance) sont en fait des indicateurs du bagage d’ADN possédé par un animal et de ce qu’il peut éventuellement transmettre à sa descendance. Les nouvelles technologies nous permettent de mesurer directement et d’associer des portions spécifiques du génome bovin (ADN), et d’incorporer ces données au niveau de l’évaluation d’un sujet donné. Les données sur l’ADN peuvent devenir une puissante source d’informations, toutefois on doit effectuer beaucoup de travail afin de bien déterminer les informations fournies par ces mêmes données. Voici là l’un des objectifs clé du projet de recherche de l’ASC touchant les innovations génomiques. Le piège à ce niveau est que nous devons avoir des données si on désire déterminer quelles informations nous fournissent ces données. Au cours de l’histoire, nous constatons qu’avec tout le temps requis pour recueillir des données et pour identifier les informations

En comprenant bien nos objectifs, cela nous permet de passer de la prise de décisions basées uniquement sur l’information (ex: sélectionner uniquement des EPD plus élevés) à celui d’une meilleure connaissance; où nous pouvons sélectionner des EPD en fonction de nos objectifs spécifiques de production et de notre système de gestion. L’un des aspects les plus excitants du projet d’innovations génomiques de l’ASC repose sur le fait qu’alors que nous effectuons des progrès au niveau du processus de détermination de ce que les base de données d’EPD signifient, nos informations vont gagner en précision et notre connaissance globale de la génétique Simmental sera d’autant améliorée. En comprenant vraiment les informations touchant les besoins de nos clients, nous allons créer une nouvelle culture de prise de décision basée sur la connaissance, et nous permettrons à la race de poursuivre son succès et son rôle primordial au niveau du cheptel de boucherie.

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If you want your bull sale to be as popular as Santa is, don’t be missed in the January Commercial Country advertiser list. Contact your official Simmental Country Representative Darryl Snider at (403) 803-6532 Jane Crawford at (519) 317-5263 Margo Cartwright at (403) 250-5255

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Appuye sur le poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Chef de la direction des programmes et relations extérieures

Les Célébrations Simmentals La 44 e Assemblée générale annuelle de l’Association Simmental canadienne s’est tenue le 25 août dernier à Truro en Nouvelle-Écosse, avec en arrière-scène le paysage à la fois magnifique et aride du littoral de la côte de l’est du Canada. Les activités au programme à Truro ont en fait débuté le jeudi soir, par une réception de bienvenue et de socialisation organisée sur les terrains de l’Exposition provinciale de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Celle-ci a permis aux nombreux éleveurs Simmental provenant de partout au Canada de revoir de vieux amis et de rencontrer de nouvelles connaissances. La journée suivante, un imposant groupe de jeunes membres des JESC venus de partout au Canada ont participé à la Classique nationale des jeunes éleveurs Simmental canadiens (JESC), tant au niveau des classes de présentation animale que pour celles de jugement en conformation. L’importante foule de spectateurs assistant aux compétitions a été témoin du couronnement de deux compétiteurs sélectionnés pour représenter l’ASC et les JESC lors de la Classique nationale américaine des jeunes éleveurs Simmental, laquelle se déroulera en juillet 2013 à Lincoln au Nébraska. Connor Morse de Kingston en Nouvelle-Écosse et Krista Whalen de Gould au Québec furent les heureux récipiendaires, suite à la compilation globale de leurs pointages accumulés dans les diverses classes de jugement et de présentation animale. La vente “Classique de l’eau salée”, organisée par l’Association Simmental des Maritimes, a eu lieu le vendredi soir. Tant au niveau du prix moyen payé que du montant brut total, on enregistre une hausse du prix de vente comparativement aux années précédentes. Les animaux ont été achetés par des éleveurs de l’est canadien, tandis qu’on constatait une bonne demande et plusieurs mises en provenance d’éleveurs de l’ouest canadien. Le jugement principal s’est tenu le samedi matin, avec environ 115 têtes présentées et jugées par M. Wilf Davis de Carberry au Manitoba. Les sujets présentés étaient d’excellente qualité, notamment avec les divers sujets gagnants qui pourraient être aussi très compétitifs dans n’importe laquelle exposition au pays. Ce jugement demeurera certainement l’un des plus importants cette année au Canada. Nous devons féliciter tous les éleveurs ayant consacré autant d’efforts et de temps afin de présenter leurs animaux à Truro. Lors de l’Assemblée générale annuelle du samedi après-midi, les membres ont pris connaissance des divers rapports concernant les programmes et les activités de l’ASC réalisés au cours de l’année financière 2011. Plus tard lors de l’assemblée, trois administrateurs furent nommés, soit M. Wes Mack d’Estevan en Saskatchewan, un nouveau directeur, ainsi que deux directeurs ayant accepté un second mandat, soit M. Randy Mader de Carstairs en Alberta et M. John Sullivan de Kazabazua au Québec. Le Président de

l’ASC, M. Ron Nolan, a sincèrement remercié Mme Judy Sweet de Drayton Valley en Alberta, laquelle s’est retirée du bureau de direction. Le bureau de direction a ensuite procédé à l’élection de son conseil exécutif pour l’année 2012-2013, lequel est maintenant formé du Président Ron Nolan, du Premier Vice-Président Fraser Redpath et du Second Vice-Président Randy Mader. Les activités de la fin de semaine se sont terminées le samedi soir avec le banquet de même que la vente à l’enchère de la Fondation Garth Sweet Simmental (FGSS). La vente à l’enchère de cette année a connu un succès inégalé, en permettant d’amasser un nouveau montant record de 22 380 $. Un total de 86 458.50 $ a été accumulé jusqu’à maintenant par l’intermédiaire de sept activités de levée de fonds organisées par la FGSS. Précisons que deux tiers des fonds amassés par la Fondation sont dirigés vers les programmes de développement des JESC, cela pour le bénéfice des membres des jeunes éleveurs Simmental. La balance des fonds accumulés est utilisée pour supporter des initiatives de recherche et de développement touchant spécifiquement l’amélioration génétique des bovins de race Simmental du Canada. Lors de la vente à l’enchère de cette année, on a présenté une nouvelle distinction désignée comme étant le Prix des amis de la Fondation. Ce nouveau Prix est remis au donateur ainsi qu’à l’acheteur de l’article vendu au prix le plus élevé. Les récipiendaires de cette année sont : Gibbons Farms - Vaughn et Cindy Gibbons de Stevensville en Ontario et More Brothers de Virden au Manitoba. Mentionnons que More Brothers ont acheté la taure gestante, Bar 5 FF Peona 1211Y, laquelle avait été donnée par Gibbons Farms. Nous tenons à féliciter Bill MacLeod de Frédéricton au NouveauBrunswick, qui a été intronisé au Temple de la renommée de l’ASC. Cette distinction au Temple de la renommée est remise à un individu ayant apporté une contribution significative au développement de la race Simmental et qui est également considéré comme étant un leader au sein de sa communauté et dans l’industrie bovine. Reconnu comme un ardent supporteur de la race Simmental au Canada, Bill avait acheté ses premiers sujets Simmental en 1987. Depuis ses débuts, Bill a généreusement donné de son temps et a consacré beaucoup d’efforts envers l’avancement de la race Simmental au Canada. Bill a siégé neuf ans (3 mandats) à titre de directeur de l’ASC, et il fut Président du comité de promotion et de marketing; tout en étant un membre très actif de la communauté Simmental des Maritimes. Nous aimerions remercier Bill pour toutes ces années de dévouement et d’implication au niveau de la race Simmental. Enfin, toutes nos félicitations vont envers toutes les personnes ayant contribué à l’organisation et à la réussite de l’AGA 2012 de l’ASC; nul doute qu’on s’en rappellera longtemps! 19


Women in Simmental Country

Carla Nolan Over the years of its development in Canada, the Simmental breed has benefited from the efforts of a great number of volunteers; in particular we would like to recognize the ongoing efforts of Carla Nolan. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised on an irrigated farm at Picture Butte, Carla Vath married Ron Nolan in 1958. She was a teacher in Edmonton and Calgary before becoming mom to Gregory, Shauna, and Joanne. As their children were growing up, Carla was a Teacher’s Assistant, taught Sunday school and served as a Tawny Owl for her daughter’s Brownie Group. Carla and Ron are now proud grandparents to Ron (Jr.), Michael, Sophie, Aaron, Jordon, Jessica, Mitchell and Kayla.Along with her favorite past time of spending time with her grandchildren, Carla also enjoys reading, curling, travelling and playing bridge. Before their involvement in the current day Bar 5 Stock Farm, Carla and Ron purchased their farm in Markdale, Ontario in 1973. That operation initially purchased steers and fattened them for market until Ron’s cousin invited them to a Simmental Annual General Meeting in Toronto and introduced them to the Simmental Breed. As a result of that meeting, their farm became a cow/calf operation, Harkaway Simmental Ltd. When asked what attracted them to Simmental Carla replied, “We have used Simmental Cattle for our breeding program because of their fertility, mothering ability, performance, temperament and profile. We have remained a Fullblood operation but have been cross-breeding with Red and Black Angus as well.” It has been a family venture since the beginning and the whole family has been part of its growth. In the 70’s and 80’s the harvest was done by the immediate family, Ron, Carla and children. In the 90’s modern equipment was purchased to ease the haying and harvesting—“what a relief,” says Carla. Carla’s role at Bar 5 has ranged from helping with calving, breeding, sales and bookkeeping. She kept the home fires burning when Ron was away on business trips, as he also worked as a 20

consulting engineer. Their son Greg became General Manger during the years 1990-2007 and daughter Joanne became Financial Officer in 2005. The Bar 5 staff now consists of Andreas Buschbeck, Farm Manager; Linda Lupton, Office Manager; Joanne Nolan-McEnery, Financial Officer; Luke Buschbeck, Herdsman; Matthew Buschbeck, Herdsman and Jeff Peters, Property Maintenance. “The Bar 5 operation has benefited from our community by employing local people, and purchasing goods and services from the surrounding communities,” states Carla. In 1990 the Nolans purchased Bar 5 Simmental Stock Farms in Brandon, Manitoba and amalgamated Harkaway with Bar 5. They continued to operate the two farms in Markdale and Brandon until 2001, when they held the complete dispersal of Manitoba’s Bar 5 herd. In 1999 the Nolans initiated the Bar 5 SA operation in South Africa and started breeding Fleckvieh Simmental by purchasing 5 cows. “We began importing embryos from South Africa and transplanting in Canada, and since 2001, Bar 5 has maintained operations in Markdale, Ontario and Colesburg, South Africa. With this current structure our herd has grown to 300 cows, as well as a large bull battery,” explains Carla. Carla has seen many changes in the Simmental industry over the years of her involvement. “The cross breeding ability of the Simmental animals, feedlots taking advantage of these cross bred animals and the downsizing of the frame scores of the Simmental while retaining the performance of our animals, are the most prominent changes.” Over the years many memories have been gathered and Carla said that, “One of my fondest memories of having Simmental cattle is our first show at the Chatsworth Fair (Ontario). Although our family was not very knowledgeable in 1977 about showing, we won some ribbons that day.” Carla has been actively involved in various Simmental Associations and is a familiar face at events across the country and around the world.


“We were one of the host farms in 2006 when the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress was held in Canada. Ron and I have had the opportunity to participate in several of these Congresses throughout the years.” She has served as President of the Simmental Bells, and is currently the treasurer and supply officer. “My first involvement with the Ontario Simmbells was at the Royal Winter Agriculture Fair in Toronto in the early eighties. I volunteered to help promote Simmentals in the booth, which at the time was a wooden frame with drapery, and later hauled in a horse trailer as our promotion booth.” Carla continues to make arrangements for the Simmental receptions at the Royal Winter Fair with the assistance of the Bells membership. “My fondest memory of being involved with the Bells is the pancake breakfasts that we served at the Simmental weekends at Markham, Ontario in the 80’s and 90’s. We would get together, rain or shine, and flip pancakes for the breeders and potential customers in an outdoor kitchen. What a lot of fun,” tells Carla. The Simmental Bells have promoted the Simmental breed by supporting the provincial associations at various functions, hosting fund raising events, selling promotional wear with the Simmental logo embroidered on them. “I would like to thank all who have participated over the years,” says Carla. “We enjoy getting together with women who have the same interest in our Simmental breed. Our numbers have dwindled over the years and we welcome new members to join us.” Carla has also been involved with the Ontario Simmental Association (OSA). “I became involved with the OSA by hosting meetings at our home when Ron was President for the years 1990-92,” says Carla. She currently sits on the OSA board of directors and served as President in 2003-2004. “The provincial association plays an important role in promoting

the Simmental Breed within our province,” says Carla. “We encourage fellow breeders to join their provincial associations. They promote the breed by advertising in local cattle magazines, hosting web sites to attract new breeders and to communicate with members. The OSA donates funds to provincial 4H clubs, Plowing Matches and Farms Shows. Our association is also a proud sponsor of the Young Simmental Association. Provincial Associations also play a very important role in creating marketing opportunities for their members. They have representation at various beef conferences, coordinates the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Simmental Show, helps in organizing breed sales and hosts socializing events such as the Annual General Meeting and picnics.” The Nolans are generous supporters of the Young Canadian Simmental Association and Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation, “We are strong believers in youth and research,” says Carla, “and are long time advertisers in the Simmental’ Country magazine. I’d like to congratulate the Simmental Country for a job well done,” says Carla, “It provides information regarding the CSA and its marketing and beef improvement programs.” Members utilize the magazine to advertise their business and genetics while keeping members informed on breeding, feeding and selling their animals. The Country is an attractive magazine with tremendous value.” Bar 5 Stock Farm holds annual Bull and Female Sales and in March 2013, they will be celebrating their 40th Annual Bull Sale. “I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the Simmental breed in Canada since 1967.” Simmental Country would like to thank Carla Nolan for her decades of commitment and support for the Simmental Breed in Canada. Your volunteerism has benefitted us all!

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On behalf of the Maritime Simmental Association, it is our pleasure to extend a big thank you to everyone from across Canada and the USA for participating in the CSA Annual Meeting activities in the Maritime Provinces. This was a very successful weekend and its success is due to your participation and enthusiasm for Simmental Cattle.

Grand Champion Bull

Congratulations to the breeders and exhibitors who participated in the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Open Show. A total of 115 head of outstanding cattle were shown in front of Judge Wilf Davis, Douglas, MB. This was the largest exhibit of Simmental cattle to ever participate in this show. Heifer Calf Champion: Windy Knoll Daisy, S: Double Bar D Everest 4R; Exhibited by Windy Knoll Farm, Laura Parsons, Kingston, NS

Reserve Champion Bull

Reserve Heifer Calf Champion: MFS Willow 3Z, S: TNT Gunner N208; Exhibited by Mutch Farm, Stephen & Jennie Mutch, Cornwall, PE Junior Champion Female: Greyledge Miss Behavin, S: Remington Gernerallee 106T; Exhibited by David and Marilyn Grey, Cookshire, QC

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Junior Champion Female: JF Ebonys Joy 1258Y, S: CLO LTS Entourage 27T; Exhibited by Chelsea O’Conner, Haley Station, ON Senior & Grand Champion Female: IPU – 3D Miss Noremac, S: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F; Exhibited by Lobster Point Farms, Chester, NS Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion Female: Windy Knoll Double Dee 7U, S: Shaw Acres Jahari 50L; Exhibited by Windy Knoll Farm, Laura Parsons, Kingston, NS

Reserve Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull: LPP Top Dog 1Z; S: Remington Prowler 111T; Exhibited by Lobster Point Farms, Chester, NS Reserve Grand Champion Bull: WKF Sonny 15Z; S: PWM Best Boy 1210 S; Exhibited by Windy Knoll Farm, Laura Parsons, Kingston, NS Champion Female Drive

Congratulations Bill MacLeod, MacLeod Simmental Genetics, Fredericton, NB, who was inducted into the Canadian Simmental Association Hall of Fame. Maritime Association Contacts: President: Peter Gaunce, 587 Victoria Road, New Scotland, NB E1G 3L7 Vice President: Donald Godfrey • Secretary: Ralph Taylor • Treasurer: Bill MacLeod Directors: Richard Armstrong, NS • James MacKenzie, NS • Geraline VanAgten, NB • Don Jenkins, PE • Lacey Fisher, NS YCSA Rep: Scott Gaunce • CSA Director/YCSA: Lacey Fisher

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Consignors Creek View Farm, BrodieTrenholm, Northport, NS Harmony Ridge Farm, Howard & Vona Pine & Karl Taylor, Truro, NS Hidden Hollow Farm, Peter & Marlene Gaunce, New Scotland, NB Jo-Dreen Farm, Joe & Doreen Steeves, Stoney Creek, NB Lazy H Farm, Randy Henthorn, Fleming, Ohio, USA Melvern Simmentals, Bill & Richard Armstrong, Kingston, NS Mutch Farm, Stephen & Jennie Mutch, Cornwall, PE Rosemead Farm, Ivan & Kathy Matthews, Navan, ON Sandstone Fleckvieh Simmentals, Charlottetown, PE Tryon Fleckvieh Simmentals, Crapaud, PE

Melanie DeLong, L’il Ker Simmentals, Kingston, NS Gerald & Keitha Harris-Donovan, Donovandale Farms, Ashton, ON Tara & Jack Galley, Springridge Simmentals, Welsford, NS Michael Groom, Kenridge Farm Simmentals, Leverville, NB Donnie MacKeen, DonMac Simmentals, Aspen, NS Brian & Dora MacKinley, Cornwall, PE Randy & Ronda Mader, Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB Andrea & Jesse Arbuckle Maple Lake Stock Farm, Souris, MB Ivan & Cathy Matthews, Rosemead Farm,Navan ON Bill & Richard Armstrong, Melvern Simmentals, Kingston, NS Chris & Jill Pierce, Sackville, NB Vernon Sanford, Alma, NS Chris & Erin Sears, Alton Hill Farm, Stewiack, NS Stacy & Brenda Smith, Springhill, NS Matthew Holmquist, Spruce Grove Cattle Company, Kinistino, SK Ralph Taylor, T & N Simmentals, Truro, NS Andrew VanOostrum, Valley Select Livestock, Grafton, NS Joe & Doreen Steeves, Stoney Creek, NB

A special thank you goes to the breeders who were the successful bidders and to the consignors of cattle in the Maritime Simmental Association Salt Water Classic Sale. The quality of the cattle in this year’s sale was outstanding and we are very pleased with the results. High Selling Lots Lot 16 - Rosemead Red Nisku 1Y; S: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N; D: SGCC Blk Nisku 55T; Consigned by Rosemead Farm, Ivan & Kathy Matthews, Navan, ON; Buyer: Spruce Grove Cattle Company, Kinistino, SK for $5300.00 Lot 10 - Tryon Belle FF18Y; S: OSF 19Z; D: Jack Pine Barbie 47F; Consigned by Tryon Simmentals, Crapaud, PE; Buyer: Vernon Sanford, Alma, NB for $2700.00 Lot 11 - Tryon Trudy FF22Y; S: Tryon Porter FF6U; D: Tryon Teva FF3T; Consigned by Tryon Simmentals, Crapaud, PE; Buyer: Vernon Sanford, Alma, NB for $2700.00 Lot 1 - Remington Lock N Load 54U; 10 straws semen @ $260.00/straw; Consigned by Lazy H Farm, Fleming, OH, USA; Buyer: Maple Lake Stock Farm, Andrea & Jesse Arbuckle, Souris, MB for $2600.00 Lot 12 - Melvern Ms Whopper 177Y; S: EDN Whopper 25W; D, Melvern Ms Tank 54W; Consigned by Melvern Simmentals, Kingston, NS; Buyer: Brian & Dora MacKinley, Cornwall, PE for $2200.00

Spruce Grove Cattle Company, Matthew Holmquist, Kinistino, SK

Vernon Sanford, Alma, NB

Maple Lake Stock Farm, Andrea & Jesse Arbuckle, Souris, MB

Brian & Dora MacKinley, Cornwall, PE

2013 Salt Water Classic - Catalogue Request Form Farm Name:____________________________________________ Breeder Name: _________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Postal Code:____________________________________________

Phone Number:__________________________________________ Cell Number:____________________________________________ Email Address:__________________________________________ Website:_______________________________________________

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Another exciting year with the Young Canadian Simmental Association CSA & YCSA Representatives at the 2012 AJSA National Classic I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CSA and the YCSA for awarding me the chance to attend the 2013 AJSA Simmental Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the 2012 YCSA National Classic held in Truro, Nova Scotia, I was the champion overall aggregate. Growing up in the small town of Harmony, Nova Scotia, I have been showing Simmental cattle since I was five years old at local exhibitions. The 4H program and the YCSA have helped me become very interested in the Simmental breed. It is with great honor I will represent the National YCSA and travel to Nebraska with Krista Whalen from Quebec. I look forward to meeting other young Simmental enthusiasts and seeing what direction the Simmental breed is taking the in United States. Thank you, Connor Morse

The T Bar Invitational Golf Tournment is a proud supporter of Canadian Junior Beef Breed Associations. In the last five years, this tournament has raised over $191,000 which provides funding and opportunities to a great number of youth. The YCSA would like to thank T Bar and their staff for their dedication and their generous contribution to our association.

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Hello, my name is Krista Whalen and I am currently 15 years old. I live in Gould, Quebec, on my family farm where we raise purebred Hereford, Angus and Simmental cattle, along with a group of crossbred cows. I have been involved in 4H my whole life, along with my two other sisters and one brother. My parents come from a long line of 4H and junior events as well. I have been a YCSA member for only two years, but have also participated in the Hereford and Angus junior programs for some time. I would like to thank the Canadian Simmental Association for giving me the opportunity to attend the American Junior Simmental Association National Classic. I would also like to acknowledge Rosalyn Grusnick, as she was the Grand Champion YCSA Showperson at the 2012 YCSA National Classic. Due to Rosalyn being over the age limit for the AJSA National show, I was selected for being the Reserve Champion Showperson to attend this event. Sincerely, Krista Whalen

The YCSA would like to thank the Canadian Simmental Association and the Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation for their continued support of our program and events. We would also like to recognize the contributors to the Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction. The kindness and generosity of our industry partners helps us to continue to grow our program and encourage the youth of our industry.


Young Canadian Simmental Association Classics Maritime YCSA host the 2012 National Classic The 2012 National YCSA Classic began in Truro, Nova Scotia with move in and registration on Thursday evening. This event had an excellent turnout of 44 members in attendance from across Canada and 75 head of cattle registered. Activities such as judging, herdsman and sire summary quizzes and a cattle evaluation clinic took place. The YCSA also held their Annual General Meeting where a new executive was elected: Tiffany Peters - President, Kaylea Donovan – Vice President and Danielle Stuart – Member at large. A few highlights of this event were: Champion purebred female, Greyledge Miss Behavin shown by Krista Whalen, PQ; Reserve Champion purebred female, Ruby’s Dream shown by Morgan MacIntyre, ON; Grand Champion bull, WKF Bloke 6Z shown by Alex Parsons, NS; Reserve Champion bull, Donovandale Smokin Gun shown by Kaylea Donovan, ON; Novice overall aggregate - Olivia Hiltz, NS; Junior overall aggregate - Jake Matheson, PEI; Intermediate overall aggregate - Connor Morse, NS; Senior overall aggregate Andrea Arbuckle, MB; Champion High Point aggregate - Connor Morse, NS; Champion overall showperson - Rosalyn Grusnick, ON; Reserve Champion overall showperson - Krista Whalen, PQ. Thank you to all those who contributed to making this event such a great success! To the Maritime YCSA, the Judge Rob Young, Breton, AB; our generous sponsors, volunteers, members and supporters, a job well done!

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Young Canadian Simmental Association Classics Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic

The Tiger Lily Classic began in Saskatchewan with a move in and registration on Wednesday, August 2. 23 members registered along with 30 head of cattle, which was a great turn out. The Champion purebred female was Ms BGS Daisy Duke shown by Toby Noble and the Reserve Champion purebred female was WPT Ms Sapphire shown by Tanner Oborowsky. The Champion bull calf was WPT Mr Red Zone 12Y shown by Tiffany Peters and the Reserve Champion bull calf was BGS Silent Lunker 14Z shown by Ryley Noble. The Champion Commercial female was shown by Colter Taylor and the Reserve Champion commercial female was Bar-A Sweet Thing shown by Wyatt Millar.

The first ever 2012 Quebec Junior Beef Show was held from July 6th to the 8th at the Brome County Fairgrounds in Brome, Quebec. This all breeds junior show featured many competitions such as scrapbooking, art, advertising and much more along with showmanship and conformation classes. Approximately 20 kids attended and exhibited 31 head of cattle. This year’s Grand Champion Simmental female as well as Supreme Champion female was Greyledge Breathless exhibited by Lucas Rantz and the Reserve Champion Simmental female was SANE Win Garnette 205T. The Champion Simmental bull was Triara Chronicle 151Y shown by Allison Mastine. The Champion Showperson was Krista Whalen and the Reserve Champion Showperson was Laurie Noiseux.

Quebec Junior Beef Show

Ontario Trillium Classic The Ontario Trillium was held on July 27th and 28th in Dundalk, Ontario. 25 juniors participated and exhibited approximately 35 head of cattle. The Champion Showperson was Grant Milliner and the Reserve Champion Showperson was Brittany Barkley. The Grand Champion female was won by Kaitlyn O’Neil showing Maplerose Kesha and the Reserve Champion female was won by Alexa Campbell showing Destiny Target Shandy. Champion bull calf was Hi-Tech Zodiac shown by Brittany Barkley and the Reserve Champion bull calf was Destiney Way Too Cool shown by Elicia Cann.

Alberta Wild Rose Classic The 2012 Wild Rose Classic began on Thursday evening with move in, registration and supper followed by a team scavenger hunt. A total of 18 YCSA members registered and in total there were 32 head of cattle at the grounds in Bashaw. Champion showperson was Haylea Jones and Reserve Champion showperson was Kimberly Biggelaar. Champion commercial female was Pixie shown by Hannah Gregoire and Reserve Champion commercial female was Little Red shown by Carissa Richardson. Champion bull calf was TSF Deuce 22Z shown by Cheyenne Klepper and Reserve Champion bull calf was Coops Eye Candy shown by Cooper Snider. Champion purebred female was JT Cherry Cola shown by Haylea Jones and Reserve Champion purebred female was GBF Zima 12Z shown by Garrett Biggelaar.

Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up The Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up began on Friday August 3rd and ran till the 5th. This is an all breeds show put on by the Round Up committee and this year, 11 Simmental juniors participated in the event that had approximately 60 youth in attendance. The Champion Simmental female was Swindon Nora shown by Justin Carvey and the Reserve Champion female was Swindon Sweet Sevens shown by Taylor Carvey.

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Auction Item

Sponsor

Buyer

Bred Heifer - Bar 5 FF Peona 1211Y Gibbons Farms, Vaughn & Cindy Gibbons Merit-Trax TRAX-IT Livestock Manager Cow/Calf System Merit-Trax Technologies Inc. PEI Holida Bob’s Deep Sea Fishing, North Rustico, PEI, Brackley Beach Northwinds, Brackley Beach, PEI Timberwood Farms, Amherst, NS Bar 5 Stock Farms, Markdale, ON Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets Bar 5 Stock Farms, Markdale, ON Toronto Blue Jays Tickets Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB Edmonton Oilers Tickets Today’s Publishing, Saskatoon, SK $400 Credit towards Custom Catalogue Design Simmental Country, Calgary, AB Full Page Color Advertisement Canadian Cattlemen, High River, AB 1/2 Page Advertisement Ontario Beef Magazine, Guelph, ON 1/4 Page Advertisement COWS/EDJE, Priddis, AB Email Eblast Design & Send Elanco, ON Simmental Timber Print Masterfeeds Inc., London, ON Winter Solstice Print Duck’s Unlimited, Nova Scotia Autumn Wings, Ducks Unlimited Print Bill & Virginia Peters & Family, Perdue, SK Branding Time Framed Limited Edition Print Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, PQ 5 doses of Anchor T Legend 7H Semen Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, PQ 5 doses of Anchor T Legend 7H Semen Bohrson Marketing, Carstairs, AB 10 doses NCB Cobra 47Y Semen Anchor D Simmental Ranch, Rimbey, AB 5 doses of Dora Lee Native Son Anchor D Simmental Ranch, Rimbey 5 doses of Dora Lee Native Son Semex Alliance, Guelph, ON $200 Gift Certificate towards Semex Beef Semen EastGen & Dr. Everett Hall, Guelph, ON $500 Credit towards an Embryo Flush Clearwater & Lobster Point, Bedford, NS $100 Clearwater Gift Certificate Clearwater & Lobster Point, Bedford, NS $100 Clearwater Gift Certificate High Country Cattle Services, Breton, AB & Purple Banner Designs, TX Purple Banner Designs Baby Gifts High Country Cattle Services, Breton, AB & Purple Banner Designs, TX Purple Banner Designs Stockyard Friend High Country Cattle Services, Breton, AB & Purple Banner Designs, TX Purple Banner Designs Adult Sweater Keystone Livestock, Compton, PQ Blanket Loree Photography, High River, AB Photo Shoot Pfizer Animal Health, Elora, ON Four 5 Litre Jugs of Alverin TM Thermos & Lunch Box

Imagewear by Marks Work Wearhouse, London, ON

More Brothers Simmentals, Everett More Lazy S Ranch Inc., Mayerthorpe, AB Peter & Marlene Gaunce, New Scotland, NB Hallridge Simmentals, Owen Sound, ON Sandy Russell, Outlook, SK Judy Sweet, Drayton Valley, AB Lazy S Ranch Inc., Mayerthorpe, AB Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, PQ Canadian Simmental Association Bar 5 Stock Farm, Markdale, ON Maple Lake Stock Farms, Hartney, MB Bar 5 Stock Farm, Markdale, ON Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd., Oungre, SK Timberwood Farms, Amherst, NS Sandy Russell, Outlook, SK Sullivan Simmentals, Kazabazua, PQ Anchor D Simmentals, Rimbey, AB John Grant, Edam, SK Harold Godfrey & Sons, Meadow Bank, PEI Timberwood Farms, Amherst, NS Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, PQ Buschbeck Farms, Markdale, ON Boss Cattle Co, Granton, ON Judy Sweet, Drayton Valley, AB Wesley and Karen Mack, Estevan, SK Morgan MacIntyre, Xcel Livestock, Russell, ON Tiffany Peters, Perdue, SK Keith & Lynne Kennedy, Truro, NS Barb Judd, Madden, AB Kerwin Delong, Kingston, NS High Country Cattle Services, Breton, AB Timberwood Farms, Amherst, NS Rene & Joan Doiron, North Rustico, PEI

New to this year’s auction was the introduction of the Friends of the Foundation award. This award is given to the donator and buyer of the high selling auction item. Congratulations to Gibbons Farms and More Brothers, the first recipients of this award. Gibbons Farms, Vaughn & Cindy Gibbons 1787 Stevensville Rd Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0

More Brothers Simmental, Everett More P.O. Box 1974 Virden, MB, R0M 2C0

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President:

Darryl Perkin Box 138, Elgin, MB R0K 0T0 Phone/Fax: 204-769-2159 Email: dperkin@westman.wave.ca 1st Vice President::

Lesley Hedley RR 1, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2765 2nd Vice President:

Jacquie Downey General Delivery, Coulter, MB R0M 1G0 Phone: 204-649-2260 Email: ajdowney@mts.net Secretary/Treasurer:

Donalee Jones Box 142, Cartwright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone/fax: 204-529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com MSA Directors:

Todd Collins RR 2, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 Phone: 204-246-2166 Email: todd_collins9@hotmail.com Shannon Carvey Box 60, Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 Phone: 204-752-2285 Email: swindonranch@mts.net David Schultz Box 1143, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Phone: 204-996-3526 Email: schultz_tan@hotmail.com Rick Dequier Box 1673, Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Phone: 204-771-0280 Email: rdequier@westmansteel.ca Trevor Peters Box 385, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-328-7458 Email: trevor.peters@canadamalting.com Everett Olson RR 1, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2643 Email: everettolson@hotmail.com YCSA President:

Emily Hickson RR 2 Box 24, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y2 Phone: 204-725-0621 Email: eltonsimm@mts.net CSA Director:

Fraser Redpath Box 121, Mather, MB R0K 1L0 Phone/Fax: 204-529-2560 Email: redsim@xplornet.com 30

FIFTH ANNUAL MANITOBA YOUTH BEEF ROUNDUP The largest Roundup to date. Fifty six of Manitoba’s enthusiastic Reserve Junior Junior Cattle Producers attended Champion Female the 5th annual Manitoba Youth Beef Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB Roundup August 3, 4 and 5th in Neepawa, Manitoba. 2 year old and calf 1. Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB Excitement in the cattle industry 2. Brady McLeod, Brookdale, MB brought out a top notch group of interested cattle producers. Senior Champion Female Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB FEMALES Heifer Calves Reserve Senior 1. Kianna Brooks, Carievale, SK Champion Female 2. Raina Syrnyk, Ethlebert, MB Brady McLeod, Brookdale, MB Heifer Calf Champion Champion Simmental Kianna Brooks, Carievale, SK Female Justin Carvey, Alexander, MB Reserve heifer calf Champion Reserve Champion Raina Syrnyk, Ethlebert, MB Simmental female Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB Yearling heifers Split 1 1. Brookyn Hedley, Rapid City, SD Bulls 2. Carter Hedley, Rapid City, SD Bull Calves 3. Daisy McKee, Minnedosa, MB 1. Kianna Brooks, Carievale, SK 2. Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB Split 2 1. Justin Carvey, Alexander, MB Champion Bull Calf 2. Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB Kianna Brooks, Carievale, SK 3. Devon Manns, Carberry, MB Reserve Champion Junior champion Female Bull Calf Justin Carvey, Alexander, MB Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar! 2012 Manitoba Livestock Expo Schedule November 1-3 Brandon, Manitoba Nov 01 Nov 02 Nov 02 Nov 02 Nov 03

3 PM 12 PM 4 PM 7 PM 9 AM

Little Lady Classic Manitoba Simmental Show Transcon’s National Trust Sale All Breeds Pick of the Barn Junior Showmanship and All Breeds Heifer Show

Nov 02 Nov 04 Nov 10 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 18

MSA 2012 FALL SALE SEASON Transcon’s National Trust Sale, Brandon Big Hills Complete Herd Dispersal,Virden Pembina Triangle Association 32nd Annual Sale, Cypress River Harvest Hoedown Simmental Heifer Sale, Neepawa Shades of the Prairies Sale, Brandon Bonchuk Farms Female Sale, Virden


OSA News Plan to join us Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON • 2 pm ~ OSA Futurity • 3 pm ~ YCSA Showmanship Show • 4 pm ~ Simmental Open Show

* Donation Heifer Auction to take place at the Simmental Beef Show *

Thank you to all of our Banner Sponsors CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Indian River Cattle Company, Billy and Juanita Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Hallridge Simmentals, Dr. Everett and Marylon Hall, Owen Sound, ON

PROGENY OF DAM Alliance Simmentals Farms, Mike McCart, North Gower, ON

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Prospect Hill Simmentals, Andrew Schuller and Family, Granton, ON

BREEDERS HERD Ottawa Valley Simmental Club

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Leahy Stock Farms, Bernard and Lise Leahy and Family, Lakefield, ON

GET OF SIRE Poplar Simmentals, Kevin Howatt, Ashburn, ON

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Waydamar Simmentals, Dave and Gayle Milliner, Dundalk, ON

PREMIER EXHIBITOR Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Donovandale Simmentals, Gerald and Keitha Donovan, Ashton, ON

PREMIER BREEDER Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Rockridge Simmentals, Terry Lewis, Russell, Ontario

Bright Lights Futurity CHAMPION BULL Enright Cattle Company, Kara and Darold Enright, Tweed, ON

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Delta RHO Farms, Donna & Julius Rauscher, Welland, Ontario GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Bar 5 Stock Farms, Ron and Carla Nolan, Markdale, ON RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Flo-Lar Farms in memory of Larry Behnke, Beachburg, ON BULL CALF CHAMPION Robson Acres, The Robson Family, Millbrook, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL Wild Oak Farms, Hank, Tina and Brandon Hiddink, Bloomfield, ON CHAMPION HEIFER Gravandale Simmentals, Wellesley, ON RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER Black River Farms, Dan and Janet Munro, Sutton, ON Young Canadian Simmental CHAMPION SHOWMAN Arkacy Simmentals, Russell Code, Perth Road, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Evergreen Odds, Norm Plume, Cardinal, ON JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Ferme Bischof in Memory of Beat Bischof, Roxboro, QC

RESERVE CHAMPION SHOWMAN MacCrostie Livestock, Zoe and Jeff MacCrostie, Paisley, ON

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Destiny Simmentals, Todd and Karen Campbell, Meaford, ON

Ron Wooddisse Memorial Carcass Class 2012 CHAMPION BULL O’Brien Farms, Dan O’Brien, Winchester, ON

SENIOR CHAMPION BULL V5 Simmentals in Memory of Bennie Vance, Kanata, ON

2012 RESERVE CHAMPION BULL O’Brien Farms, Dan O’Brien, Winchester, ON

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL Canadian Simmental Country, Calgary, AB

2012 CHAMPION FEMALE Maple Key Farms, Stan Conquergood, Port Elgin, ON

GRAND CHAMPION BULL Burns Simmental, Sterling and Mona Burns, Perth, ON

2012 RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE NAPA Auto Parts, Cambridge, ON

Ontario Simmental Association

President

Vice-President

Past Vice-President

East Central Director

Director

South West Director

Director

Director

CSA Director & Director

CSA President

Secretary

Treasurer

Keitha Harris-Donovan Dan O’Brien P: 613-257-2617 C: 613-761-2403 donovandale_simmentals@hotmail.com dan.obrien@sympatico.ca Carla Nolan P: 905-607-2204 carlanolan@rogers.blackberry.net Kara Enright P: 613-478-3404 kara_langevin@hotmail.com

Kevin Howatt P: 519-523-4338 kevin.howatt@watergroup.com

Ron Nolan P: 905-607-2204 rnolan@hatch.ca

Billy Elmhirst C: 705-761-0896 ircc@nexicom.net

Tina Hiddink P: 613-399-3239 tina.hiddink@scotiabank.com Grace Oesch P: 519-656-2199 gravandale@netflash.net

Glenn Wotton C: 705-878-1713 elmtreefarms@i-zoom.net David Milliner P: 519-923-9188 dgmilliner@everus.ca Debbie Elliott P: 519-345-2785 dje@djfarmscattle.com

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are given on the same side, make a definite separation on the table shelf where they are placed. Likewise separation on the table needs to be followed by separation at the site of injection. I recommend at least 10 cm distance (hand width) between injection sites and the farther the better. In order to follow up vaccine reaction if they occur, always give one vaccine for instance high on the neck the other low. The secondary site is behind the shoulder or elbow. Be cognisant of the times there is lots of backflow of vaccine or you go in and out and squirt vaccine in the air. If in doubt revaccinate right then. Monitor the usage to make sure the gun is dispensing the right amount, make sure air is out of the syringe and as always change bent, burred, dull or dirty needles. Vaccines reactions (lumps or swellings) are normal. What we want to avoid are infected sites or putting the vaccine intradermal (between the skin layers) or intramuscular if it is recommended subcutaneously. A number of vaccines can be given either subcutaneously or intramuscular so what’s nice here if an attempted S.C. shots end up i.m. that is still okay. When cleansing syringes just use warm water; no soaps or disinfectants unless they are thoroughly washed and dried afterwards. With modified live vaccine, don’t mix up more than you are going to use in the next hour and discard unused product at the end of the day. If drawn out, sterilely killed vaccines and bacterins can be kept for a period (I use one week) and used up later. One must be cognisant of how the vaccine has been stored before you purchase it and on the way home. We send purchases home with ice packs in the summer and only use pharmaceutical suppliers we can trust. One fault in this supply chain can render vaccine inactive. Many producers bring in their cooler, if purchasing large quantities of vaccine, so this temperature integrity is maintained. When handling cattle try and be diligent and vaccinate everyone. With escapees, try your best to rerun them as they have not been treated. In order to develop an immune response, cattle must be healthy in good nutrition and as stress free as possible. The vaccine is only as protective as the response the animal can muster. This is another common reason vaccinating can fail to protect. Always watch for expiry dates. I had one I thought educated producer tell me he thought vaccines loose about 10% efficacy every year past expiry. This is the biggest misnomer I have ever heard. No wonder he had a blackleg outbreak using vaccine that had expired nine years previously. With so many different combinations of vaccines out there, make sure the diseases you want to protect are in the vaccines. Producers may say I thought everything was in the eight way vaccine. Vaccinate according to label instructions, have the cattle healthy and you can expect maximum protection. Vaccines form in my mind the most integral part of any biosecurity program. If you hold back on vaccinations for diseases in your area, eventually there will be consequences. Veterinarians will give you a list of vaccines from most critical to least and your decisions can be made on that.


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CSA Executive

President Ron Nolan Markdale, ON P: (519) 986-2450 C: (905) 330-5299 rnolan@hatch.ca First Vice-President Fraser Redpath Mather, MB P/F: (204) 529-2560 C: (204) 825-7401 redsim@xplornet.com Second Vice-President Randy Mader Carstairs, AB P/F: (403) 337-2928 C: (403) 660-1123 rrmader@xplornet.com

CSA Directors

John Sullivan Kazabazua, PQ P/F: (819) 467-2713 Sullivan.simmentals@bell.net Wes Mack Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-4410 C: (306) 421-1853 wkmack@signaldirect.ca

Lacey Fisher Amherst, NS P: (902) 661-0766 C: (506) 536-8454 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com Kara Enright Tweed, ON P: (613) 478-3404 F: (613) 848-8149 kara_langevin@hotmail.com Deanne Young Breton, AB P/F: (780) 696-3643 C: (780) 542-0855 bfcss@telus.net Kelly Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 456-2749 C: (306) 861-2013 jashworth@sasktel.net

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684

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Alberta President Maureen Mappin-Smith Byemoor, AB P: (403) 579-2175 silversmithcattle@yahoo.com 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

Ontario President Keitha Harris Donovan P: (613) 257-2617 donovandale_simmentals@ hotmail.com

Quebec Président Philippe Bellavance Ferme Sibelle Fleck SENC St-Sophie-de-Levard, QC P: (819) 288-5005 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 info@simmentalquebec.ca

Saskatchewan President Manitoba Dave Erixon President Clavet, SK Darryl Perkin P: (306) 270-2893 Elgin, MB Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P/Fax: (204) 769-2159 P: (306) 697-2945 dperkin@westman.wave.ca sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Secretary: Donalee Jones P: (204) 529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com Maritimes President Peter Gaunce New Scotland, NB hidden_hollow_farm@hotmail.com Secretary: Ralph Taylor P/F: (902) 895-2117

CSA Staff

Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com CEO of Office Management Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com CEO of Programming and External Relations Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com Breed Improvement Sean McGrath P: (780) 853-9673 and Dr. Bob Kemp Marketing Co-ordinator Margo Cartwright Tel: (403) 250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com YCSA Co-ordinator Emily Grey P: (819) 835-0284 emilygrey29@hotmail.com

CONTENTS Member News...............................................................................................................................11 Gatepost (English).........................................................................................................................12 Breed Improvement (English)........................................................................................................16 Breed Improvement (French)........................................................................................................17 Gatepost (French)..........................................................................................................................19 Women In Simmental Country......................................................................................................20 Maritime News..............................................................................................................................22 YCSA Newsletter............................................................................................................................24 Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction................................................................................27 Alberta News.................................................................................................................................28 Saskatchewan News......................................................................................................................29 Manitoba News.............................................................................................................................30 Ontario News.................................................................................................................................31 Vet’s Advice...................................................................................................................................32 Canadian Simmental Association Contacts...................................................................................45 Advertiser’s Index..........................................................................................................................46 What’s Happening.........................................................................................................................47 45


3D Simmentals.............................................40 ABC Cattle Co.............................................40 Afri-Can Simmentals...................................37 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................44 Alliance Simmental Farms...........................38 Alta Genetics................................................44 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals.........................7 Applecross....................................................34 Arntzen, Dean..............................................43 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd......................40 Aumack Simmentals....................................40 Bar 5 Farms Ltd.......................................1, 38 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals........................34 Big Rock Simmentals..................................37 Black River Farms.................................10, 38 Black Sand Cattle Company........................37 Blushrose Simmental Farm..........................40 Bohrson Marketing Services....................5, 44 Bonchuk Farms............................................37 Bouchard Livestock International....OBC, 3, 44 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd.............................44 Boynecrest Stock Farm................................37 BS Ranch.....................................................34 Canada Beef.................................................33 Canadian Bull Congress...............................43 Canadian Cattlemen.....................................43 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp...................44 Carey, Brent.................................................43 Car-Laur Simmentals...................................38 CC Simmental Ranch...................................34 Cedar Creek Simmentals..............................10 Circle 3 Genetics..........................................38 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh...............................38 Crossroad Farms..........................................40 David-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd......44 Deeg Simmental...........................................34 Delta Rho Farms..........................................38 Destiny Simmentals...............................10, 38 Diamond T Simmentals...............................34 Diana’s Monogramming..............................42 Don Heggie Simmentals..............................34 Donovandale Simmentals............................39 Dora Lee Genetics........................................39 Dorran Marketing Inc..................................43 Dorran, Steve...............................................43 Double Bar D Farms............................IFC, 40 Double G Simmentals..................................40 Downey Farms.............................................37 DP Sales Management...................................4 Dunc’s Cattle Co..........................................39 Dwayann Simmentals..................................39 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..............................34 East Poplar Simmentals...............................40 Edge, Dean...................................................43 EDN Simmental...........................................40 Erixon Simmentals.......................................40 Fallen Timber Farms....................................37 Feico J Leemhuis.........................................40 Ferme Gagnon Farm....................................39 Ferme Saro...................................................39 46

Flying N Cattle and Feed.............................43 FSFF.........................................................4, 42 Genex Cooperative, Inc.................................6 Get-A-Long Stock Farm..............................43 GJR Simmentals..........................................40 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...................44 Gravandale Simmentals...............................39 H.S. Knill Company Limited.......................43 Hairy Hill Cattle Co.....................................34 Hallridge Simmentals...................................39 Harvie Ranching..........................................34 High Bluff Stock Farm.................................37 High Country Cattle Services......................34 Highway 5 Simmentals................................41 Hoegl Farms.................................................41 Indian River Cattle Co.................................39 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd...........44 Janzen Ranches............................................34 Jetstream Livestock......................................39 JNR Farms...................................................34 Jodreen Farm................................................38 Keato Meadow Simmentals.........................34 Kelara Farms................................................41 Kin Kin Cattle Co........................................34 Kopp Farms..................................................37 Kuntz Simmental Farm................................41 LaBatte Simmentals.....................................41 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals...............................41 Lazy S Ranch Inc.........................................34 Lewis Farms Ltd..........................................35 Little Willow Creek Ranch..........................41 Lobster Point Farms...............................10, 38 Lone Stone Farms........................................35 M & J Farms................................................37 MacKenzie Cattle Company........................35 Mader Ranches.......................................15, 35 Maple Key Farm..........................................39 Mappin Simmentals.....................................35 Mar Mac Farms............................................37 Maxwell Simmentals...................................35 McCormack Family Ranch..........................41 McIntosh Livestock.....................................41 McMillen Ranching Ltd...............................41 MI Simmentals.............................................35 Mitchell Cattle Co........................................37 Muellers Nossa Terra...................................40 Muirhead Cattle Co......................................41 North Hill Simmentals.................................35 Oakview Simmentals.....................................8 O’Grady, Linden..........................................42 Okotoks Fleckview Embryo Group.............35 Oslanski Simmental Farms..........................35 Para-Dice Ranches.......................................35 Parkhill Ranches..........................................35 Parview Stock Farms...................................35 Pearson Simmentals.....................................35 Pheasantdale Simmentals.............................41 Phillips Farms..............................................42 Poley, Chris..................................................43 Porter Ranches.............................................35

Prospect Hill Simmentals.............................39 Rainalta........................................................35 Rancier Farms..............................................35 Rattray Livestock.........................................35 Red Rose Angus...........................................41 Redpath Simmentals....................................37 Remington Land & Cattle............................36 Rendezvous Farms.......................................37 Rick-Sha Farm............................................. 11 River Point Cattle Co...................................39 Riverbank Farm...........................................38 Robb Farms..................................................41 Robson Acres...............................................39 SAJ Simmentals...........................................41 Saugeen Acres..............................................36 Schatz Simmentals.......................................36 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................36 Skeels, Dan..................................................43 Southpaw Cattle Company..........................36 Spring Creek Simmentals............................41 Spring Lake Simmentals..............................36 Spruce Grove Cattle Co...............................41 Starwest Farms.............................................37 Steen Agencies.............................................44 Stock, Mark..................................................43 Stockmens Insurance...................................44 Stone Simmentals........................................36 Stoughton Farms..........................................41 Sullivan Simmentals....................................40 Sun Star Simmentals....................................36 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................42 Sunrise Simmentals......................................42 Swan Lake Farms Ltd..................................42 Swantewitt Simmentals................................36 TD Simmentals............................................42 The Register.................................................42 Timberlind Auctions....................................43 Transcon Livestock Corp.................... IBC, 44 Trevor’s Cowpix..........................................44 Tryon Simmentals........................................38 TSN Livestock.............................................38 Twin Brae Simmentals.................................38 Twin Butte Simmentals................................36 Tymarc Livestock.........................................36 Ultra Livestock.............................................36 Virginia Ranch.............................................36 W2 Farms.....................................................42 Weldehaven Farms.......................................40 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................36 Westway Farms Ltd.....................................36 Wild Oak Farms...........................................39 Windy Knoll Farm.......................................38 WJ Simmentals............................................36 WLB Livestock............................................38 Wolfe Farms.................................................36 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh....................................9, 36 Xcel Livestock.............................................39 Yankee Creek Ranch....................................42


What’s Happening October

October 1 Winter 2012 Simmental Country Deadline Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship deadline October 5-9 River Point Cattle Co. Internet Sale www.riverpointcattlecompany.com Glencoe, ON October 7 Bar 5 Extravaganza VIII, Markdale, ON Ontario Fleckvieh Forum XVIII Sale, Markdale, ON October 13 Ottawa Valley Simmental Harvest Sale Metcalf, ON October 20 Partners for Progress Sale II, Waterloo, QC October 27 Little Creek Farm Fall Sale, Starkville, MS Moose Creek Simmental Complete Herd Dispersal, Grand Prairie, AB

November November 1-3 Manitoba Livestock Expo, Brandon, MB November 2 Transcon’s National Trust Chapter V Simmental Sale, Brandon, MB Manitoba Livestock Expo Simmental Show, Brandon, MB November 3 Royal Elite All Breed Sale, Toronto, ON November 4 Big Hills Simmentals Complete Herd Dispersal, Virden, MB November 4-11 Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB November 9 The Headliner All Breed Show & Sale, Edmonton, AB November 10 Pembina Triangle Association 32nd Annual Sale, Cypress River, MB November 11-13 North American International Livestock Expo FSFF Annual Membership Meeting The Pinnacle International Fullblood Show North American Select Simmental Sale, Louisville, KY, USA November 17 Transcon’s Simmental Cow-A-Rama XIII, Innisfail, AB November 18 Central Invitational Simmental Sale, Woodville, ON November 21 Canadian Western Agribition National Simmental Show, Regina, SK November 22 Canadian Western Agribition National Simmental Sale, Regina, SK November 26 Harvest Hoedown Simmental Heifer Sale, Neepawa, MB Westwood Land & Cattle Co Complete Cowherd Dispersal Sale #1 – Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK November 29 Westwood Land & Cattle Co Complete Cowherd Dispersal Sale #2 – Balog Auction Services, Lethbridge, AB

December December 3 The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics, Lloydminster, SK Midwestern Simmental Breeders Female Sale, Lloydminster, SK December 4 Keystone Konnection Sale, Brandon, MB December 6 Transcon’s 35th Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale, Moose Jaw, SK December 7 Little Willow Creek Ranch 26th Annual Beef Bull & Heifer Sale, Frenchman Butte, SK December 8 McMillen Herdbuilder Female Sale, Carievale, SK Westwood Land & Cattle Co Complete Cowherd Dispersal Sale #3 – Nilsson Bros Livestock Exchange, Vermillion, AB December 10 Shades of the Prairie, Brandon, MB December 12 Westwood Land & Cattle Co Complete Cowherd Dispersal Sale #4 Provost Livestock Exchange, Provost, AB December 13 Southern Alberta Simmental Round-Up Group 19th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale, High River, AB December 14 Friday Night Lights Simmental Sale, Olds, AB Spring Creek Simmentals and Guest Consignors Bred Female Sale, Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB. December 15 Checkers & Fullblood Perfection Sale, Red Deer, AB December 16 Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale, Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XV Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Red Deer, AB December 18 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale, Virden, MB December 20 Camrose Country Classic Sale, Camrose, AB December 31 New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale, Red Deer, AB

January January 26 Lazy S Bull & Cow Power Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB

February February 5 Bata/Olafson 16th Annual Production Sale, Rugby, ND February 8 Genetic Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB

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March March 1 Labatte Simmentals 33rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK 8th Annual Bull Fest Simmental Sale, Camrose, AB March 2 Cutting Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Mappin Simmental Bull Sale, Veteran, AB 19th McMillen Ranching Production Sale, Carievale, SK March 3 R Plus Simmentals 13th Annual Bull Sale, Estevan, SK March 4 Ashworth Farm & Ranch & Guests Bull Sale, Ounger, SK March 5 Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale, Innisfail, AB Westgold Farms & Guests Annual Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB March 6 Skor Simmentals 11th Annual Red & Black Simmental Bull Sale, Camrose, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 23rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK March 7 Spring Creek Ranch In Pursuit of Perfection Bull Sale, Moosomin, SK. Westway & Deeg Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB March 8 McCormack Family Ranch Genetic Destination Bull Sale, Grenfell, SK 10th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grande Prairie, AB 48

March 9 Synergie Bull Sale, Ste-Sophie de Levrard, PQ Swantewitt Simmentals Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB Place Your Bets Bull Sale, Veteran, AB March 10 Rebels Of The West Simmental & Angus Sale, Virden, MB March 11 Genetic Source Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Brandon, MB March 12 Kuntz - Stoughton McIntosh Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Prairie Partner Meat & Muscle Bull Sale, Kilarney, MB March 13 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB Inner Lake Bull & Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK March 14 Rockey Mountain Simmental Bull Sale, Olds, AB March 15 15th Annual Northern Alliance Bull Sale, Spiritwood, AB Porter Ranches Bull Sale, Stony Plain, AB March 16 Skyridge/Boynecrest Bull & Female Sale, St. Claude, MB March 18 Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB 9th Annual Butts Gutts & Nutts Simmental Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK March 19 Spruce Grove Bull Sale, Tisdale, SK March 20 Transcon’s 18th Annual Advantage Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK March 21 Get-A-Grip Bull and Female Sale, Forestburg, AB March 23 Transcon’s Mountain View Angus, Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB March 25 4th Annual Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, Olds, AB March 26 17th Annual U2 Ranch Bull & Female Sale, High River, AB March 28 Wheatland / ANL “Focus of the Future” Bull Sale, Alameda, SK March 30 Bar 5 40th Annual Spring Spectacular Bull Sale, Markdale, ON Transcon’s Proudly Western Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Whitewood, SK March 31 Cattleman’s Classic Bull Sale, Virden, MB

April April 1 Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK April 6 Black Diamond Simmentals & Guests Bull & Female Sale, Virden, MB April 9 Transcon’s Cattle Country Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB


Jay Good (403) 556-5563

Bob Wilson (403) 540-3084

Glenn Norton (780) 542-0634

Shane Michelson

(403) 363-9973

Darren Paget (403) 323-3985

Kelly Richardson

(403) 638-9377

Sandra Smith (403) 638-9377

See www.transconlivestock.com for a complete sale listing


Canadian Simmental Country October 2012  

October 2012 Issue of the offical publication of the Canadian Simmental Association