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Fe b r uar y 2 0 1 7 H e r d si r e Ed i t i on

32nd Annual Bull Sale February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm Spruce Grove

LFE 300D Commissioner x Black Advance

LFE 811C Vegas x 514N

LFE 805C Triumph x Stubby

LFE 812C Vegas x Stubby

LFE 528D Landslide x Samurai

ANGUS ANGUS

LFE 909D Turbulence x Ayers Rock

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 emails: kyle@lewisfarms.ca jordan@lewisfarms.ca lewis@xplornet.com Guest Consignors: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 & Golden Sunset Ranch, Kyle Martin 780-581-4418

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Volume 38, Number 1

#13, 4101 19th St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 403-250-5255 Fax: 403-250-5121 Website: www.simmentalcountry.com

The official publication of the Canadian Simmental Association

Canadian Simmental Country Deadlines March/April/May “Spring 2017” Issue Membership Directory “Summer 2017” Issue October/November 2017 Issue December “Winter” 2017 Issue February 2017 “Herdsire” Issue

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mailing Dates - Each issue will be mailed on or about the first of the month. Simmental Country, mailed as second class, assumes no responsibility for actual receipt date. Production & Ad Copy Changes – Special production requests and ad copy changes may be subject to extra charges. Charges will apply on an individual basis. layouts & Proofs - Requests for special layouts should be in the Simmental Country office by the 21st day of the second month preceding publication. Although every effort will be made to provide proofs on all ads, proofs are guaranteed only if all ad material arrives in the Country office prior to deadline. Advertising Content - The Simmental Country assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted advertising copy or electronically supplied pictures and has the right to refuse any ad copy or photos. Advertisers shall indemnify and hold harmless the Country containing pedigrees or statements regarding performance must conform to records kept by the Canadian Simmental Association. Copy deviating from official records may be changed as necessary without advertiser consent. editorial Policy - Articles and information in this magazine represent the opinions of the writers and the information that, to the best of our knowledge, was accurate at the time of writing. Users of any information contained in Simmental Country are encouraged to validate that information by independent means. Subscription rates Canada $40 + applicable taxes per year $75 + applicable taxes for two years (GST included) Published for: Canadian Simmental Association #13 , 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 403-250-7979 Fax: 403-250-5121 Published by:

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

Changes at the Canadian Simmental Association

T

he Canadian Simmental Association has many responsibilities that are involved with the development of Simmental cattle in Canada, the resources and tools needed to perform this service are wide and varied. From marketing, to breed improvement and registry services, the CSA staff are involved in a world that is ever changing, and sometimes at a rapid pace. Gone are the days of mail and fax being the preferred tools of delivery of information to our office and this has been replaced by electronic transfer through emails, as well as through our online data entry system. Data entry, processing and information transfer is one of the key responsibilities of the CSA office, and our registry system is the hub for everything we do. Many of you will have noticed by now that the CSA Online System has been upgraded to a new platform, and while most CSA members have been very positive as they have learned to work in the new system, there have been some who have taken issue that a change was made. As a result, I thought it might be useful to explain the reasoning and process behind the move to an upgraded system. The old CSA registry system served our office and members well, however upgrades had not kept pace with our needs. Rather than continuing to work in a dated system, it was clear that there was a need to explore new options. After reviewing several possibilities, a decision was made to change to a platform that was as similar in design to the old system as possible, as well as being cost effective over the long term. Another important factor was the ability of the new provider to provide support service to the CSA and its members. 6

The new CSA registry system best fits those criteria, while having the same basic features as the old CSA Online system, as well as enhancements in the display of the data and a more user friendly search process. Once again, the option chosen was by far the most similar to what our staff and members were accustomed to. Those of you with Charolais cattle will see great similarity in our new system to the one you have been using with your Charolais cattle. Our new system was not specifically designed for Canadian Simmental and is being used by other breed associations as well. As a result, as we have transitioned to the new system, some modifications have been required to facilitate Simmental’s needs. Some of these modifications have been made while the system has been live in order to avoid the need to shut our registry system down for an extended period of time. Some members have questioned the timing of the change. There never seems to be a perfect time to make any change, and in this case the CSA did have to do it now for several reasons. One being the need to move forward with enhancements including new EPDs, and dollar value indexes that the board had approved some time ago, along with an improved system to provide CSA staff greater efficiency. We recognize that your learning process came near the THE enrollment deadline and bull sale catalogue time, and we appreciate your patience as we all work together in dealing with the change. A special thank you to our CSA registry staff who are working through these changes while also performing their usual tasks in providing service to the CSA membership.


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32nd Annual Bull Sale February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm Spruce Grove

LFE 302D Commissioner x Vision

LFE 429D Global x Stubby

LFE 365D Knight x Poker Face

LFE 323D Vegas x Suspect

LFE 357D Sheriff x Lights Out

LFE 532D Landslide x Ranger

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LFE 720D Hilton x Stimulation

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 emails: kyle@lewisfarms.ca jordan@lewisfarms.ca lewis@xplornet.com Guest Consignors: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 & Golden Sunset Ranch, Kyle Martin 780-581-4418


JF MILESTONE X RF FLIRTIN FOR CERTAIN 37U

ROCKETMAN 615D

RED SOLUTION 659D

RF ASSURANCE 630D

RF REVENUE 611D

RF MERCHANT X RF SCREAM 153Y

RF CAPTAIN BLACK 430B X BLACKSAND SADIE 4Z

RF MAXIMUM 612D

RF ABUNDANCE 655D

SVS CAPTAIN MORGAN X RF FLIRTIN FOR CERTAIN 37U

WFL ABSOLUTE X RF FLIRT 434B

CAPTAIN BLACK 693D

CARBON COPY 690D

COME AS U R RED ROCKET X RF SCREAM 215Z

SAV HARVESTOR X REMINGTON FLIRTINWITHYOU 207X

WFL ABSOLUTE X RF FAMOUS 409B

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IPU 111D

Liner 56U x Kappes Unique

IPU 114D

El Tigre x Lotto

IPU 164D

Red Zone x T-Bone

In 2017

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Annual Spring Bull & Female Sale

Friday, March 3, 2017 1:00 p.m. at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

IPU 40D

Standout x Laredo

Guest Consignor: Meadow Acres Farms The Fornwalds, Lampman, SK (306) 487-2557

Lynlee & Hayley LaBatte & Boys

Box 72, Gladmar, SK S0C 1A0

(306) 969-4820 Cell: (306) 815-7900

IPU 150D

Epic x Precious Thing 402T

IPU 46D

Standout x Canyon

IPU 84D

Standout x Wallace 14

labatte.simm@sasktel.net

Visit our website: www.labattesimmentals.com for our sale bull preview with videos

IPU 9D

IPU Dillinger x Horizon

IPU 160D

Prime Beef x Horizon

Sale Offering • 95 SIMMENTAL BEEF BULLS

Reds, Blacks & Fullbloods

• 20 OPEN HEIFERS

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

IPU 87D

El Tigre x Liner 56U

IPU 139D

El Tigre x Liner 56U


IPU 5D

LFE Vegas x Accelerator x 68M

IPU 138D

Bartender x Horizon

IPU 71D

IPU Redneck 92B x Liner 56U

IPU 41D

LFE Vegas x Accelerator

IPU 61D

Red Zone x Red Force

IPU 98D

El Tigre x Exciter

Sales Consultants:

Brian Bouchard: 403-813-7999 Darnell Fornwald: 403-795-8030

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

Scott: (403) 370-3010 Geoff: (306) 731-7921 Daryl: (780) 385-5561

Call or Email BARRY for Catalogues, Up To Date EPD’s or any questions on the bulls & heifers

IPU 57D

El Tigre x Full Throttle

IPU 53D

Muirhead Broker x Liner 56U

IPU 49D

Soda Pop x Upgrade

IPU 97D

Captain Black x Liner 56U

IPU 118D

Muirhead Broker x Marksman

IPU 112D

El Tigre x Tanker

IPU 124D

El Tigre x Poker Face 15


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March 9, 2017 1:00 pm Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK

100 Red & Black Simmental, Red & Black Angus & Sim/Angus Bulls It’s more than just a bull purchase at the

"In

Pursuit of Perfection" Bull Sale

MBJ 26D Springcreek Irish 134B x ACS Black Jack 758T

MBJ 53D LFE Style 363B x Springcreek BLK Tank 99T

MBJ 38D 18

IPU Advance 144Z x RC Club King 040R

MBJ 67D LFE Style 363B x Springcreek Lotto 52Y

MBJ 86D IPU Advance 144Z x TNT Gunner N208

MBJ 65D Springcreek Apollo 804B x Springcreek Heritage 51X


MBJ 9D Springcreek Liner 56U x MSR Kansas Tank 235M

MBJ 52D Springcreek Liner 56U x KOP Crosby 137W

MBJ 7D

MBJ 62D

Springcreek Lotto 52Y x Springcreek Teddy 72U

Springcreek Lotto 52Y x GBV JNB Red York 13Y

MBJ 78D NUG Royal Red 324A x ACS Red Surge 918W

MBJ 29D Double Bar D TG 412A x Springcreek Liner 56U

Brian McCarthy & Family Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 PH: 306.435.3590 • Cell: 306.435.7527 brian.mccarthy@live.ca springcreeksimmentals.com

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Join us on

March 9, 2017

Spring Creek Ranch Moosomin, SK at the

L C S 7D

L C S 59D L C S 12D

Jon William & Michael Verstegen

Box 58, Caron, SK S0H 0r0 PH: 306.756.5100 • Fax: 306.756.5101 Jon’S Cell: 306.631.8749 • MiCHael’S Cell: 306.631.8763 MiCHael_alySSa@HotMail.CoM

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Offering to the industry semen on Polled FF Genetics from strong popular proven Canadian bloodlines anchored by the 1 and only mutation Canadian born *1B*...said to be at that time the only mutation cow in the world DNA tested. EDC Poll Magnum 1B

VPFS Brantz 12B (PpFF) ASA#28885357 Calving ease Smooth and well muscled 2015 Multi Supreme Nile Grand Champion. Selling Canadian qualifed semen exclusively for the “Brantz family”

HP Admiral (PP)

First calves so impressive –we decided to keep in herd. Inquiries into Admiral’s future welcomed!

UNIQUE DPFF81Z (Pp) Calving ease Color changer All around herd improver

HP Ultra (PP)

Progeny proven in test station with son highest gaining Simmental &second highest all breeds

KUZ Colossal 427Z (PpFF) Calving ease-2nd calvers Massive muscling Herd improver

Black Elite 79U (Pp) Heter Black

Like 1B he is proving to breed exceptionally because of his genetic makeup. He is the EPD standard!

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Check our Sale Feature FULL PROOF 945C Selling along with the rest of herd prospects at the Jeans & Genetics sale February 14, 2017. Call us for a catalog!

Exportable embryos available throughout the world.

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Rueben 780..688.2265 C: 780.208.6687

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These genetics have generated our customers great revenue-like Flashy 172R near $200,000.00 Our goal is your success!!

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Breed Improvement

Prior, Proper, Planning Precedes Profitable Purchases

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s the bull-buying season gets underway, commercial cattlemen should do their homework to help ensure the bull(s) they purchase this year meet their needs. Like most things in life, preparedness is the key to making an informed decision. In this case, an informed purchase. Remember, bull selection accounts for more than 75% of the gene flow in your herd. Take the time to do the $500/hour work in bull selection and let some of the $5/hour work wait until after bull purchases are made. Before you crack open the sale catalogs of seedstock suppliers, there are few resources and skills you should possess. First, make sure you understand the use of Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) and selection indexes. While EPDs are not the only selection information you should consider, EPDs are the most effective tools available to describe the genetic differences between animals within and across herds. EPDs are much more effective genetic predictors than actual or adjusted performance records. If an EPD is available for a trait it should be used instead of an animal’s own performance record for that trait. The EPD removes age and environmental effects that can bias a decision based on actual or adjusted performance records. Use Calving Ease (CE or CED) EPD, rather than birth weight (BW) EPD, if it’s available to select bulls that minimize calving difficulty. CE EPD calculations include BW data and other sources of information that affect dystocia. Not all EPDs are the same, so make sure you know the appropriate information for the breed of cattle you are purchasing. For a useful reference on EPDs and other genetic topics see the Beef Sire Selection Manual (http://www.nbcec.org/producers/sire.html). Obtain the breed average EPDs and a percentile rank table available from the most current genetic evaluation for the breed of interest. Percentile rank tables can be found on most breed association websites. These tools will enable you to

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By Bob Weaber, Extension Cow-Calf Specialist

compare the relative genetic merit of individual animals to other animals in the breed. Second, make sure you know what traits you would like to improve in your herd. What breed(s) fit in your mating system? If you are using a crossbreeding system make sure the breed you selected fits your objectives. Other factors to consider are source of replacement heifers and endpoints for progeny marketing (weaning, back-grounded or in the beef). Assessment of these factors will help point you to the best breed for your needs and the combinations of maternal/growth/carcass traits that best fit your operation and environment. Be sure to apply selection to traits that have direct economic importance in your production system. Third, set a realistic budget for bull purchases. Like most things in life, price is driven by quality. Evaluation of a seedstock supplier’s prior year sale averages will give you an idea of what to expect in terms of purchase costs. A good rule of thumb is that a quality seedstock bull costs roughly the same as the value of 4-5 feeder steers in the current market. The purchase cost highlights the importance of making a well thought out decision. Fourth, get to know your seedstock supplier and make sure he/she knows you and your operational goals. Seek out recommendations from your supplier well in advance of the sale. Once you receive the sale catalog make a short list of bulls (roughly three times more than you actually need to purchase) that fit your specifications. Arrive at the sale site early to inspect the bulls on your short list. Shorten this list of candidates based on conformation and updated data to identify your purchase candidates. Keep the sale order in mind. Stay focused on the bulls you selected earlier. Sticking to your plan will avoid impulse purchases. Remember: Failure to plan is planning to fail. Please contact your extension livestock specialist or me if you need help finding resources to aid in your sire selection activities.


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For catalogues, videos or more information please contact us!

view catalogue at www.mrlranch.com

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Co-owned with Snider’s Cattle Services

DEB Simple Plan 6D DEB 6D Grand Fortune Son

Chad & Michelle Beagle Cell: 403.704.4607 - Rimbey, AB to be added to our mailing list please email Chad @ chadbeagle12@gmail.com

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BEAG Red Detroit 12D BEAG 12D WFL MR Westway 91Z (Strait Up) Son


LHVS 53D SON Of KWA BIG TIME 86A

35 Bulls on Offer

Affordable bulls Sight unseen buyers program Bulls developed on a high roughage ration Supplying ranch raised bulls for progressive ranchers Semen tested If you have any questions please call

Darryl Snider - Bohrson Marketing Services: 780-385-5561 Danny Daines: 403-391-0580 Catalogues & video available upon request

LHVS 49D SON Of COMBUSTIBLE

LHVS 60D SON Of SU JENKINS 6J 27


Thank you to our 2016 buyers!

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Magnolia Classic Sale - Keato Meadow Simmentals & Jensen Simmentals Fleckvieh Equation Sale - KSL Simmentals & Anchor D Ranch Simmentals


THE 14th Annual

Farm & Ranch Ltd. BULL SALE • March 6, 2017 • 1PM • AT THE FARM Authority x western

riddler x Steve French

On Offer 90 Red & Black Simmental & Simm/Angus Yearling Bulls

HCE 6.2 CCE 1.6 BW 4.0 WW 76.6 YW 114.0 MILK 25.3 MCE 13.5 MMWT 63.6

Milwaukee x edge

Raven x Mcsteamy

HCE 13.3 CCE 2.9 BW 1.3 WW 60.3 YW 89.8 MILK 25.9 MCE 14.8 MMWT 55.3

HCE 4.2 CCE 1.1 BW 4.7 WW 72.8 YW 107.6 MILK 22.2 MCE 11.3 MMWT 58.6

Mountain x 132Y

Mountain X Redcoat

HCE 4.3 CCE 1.1 BW 4.4 WW 61.7 YW 91.5 MILK 22.2 MCE 9.5 MMWT 53.0

HCE 8.4 CCE 2.0 BW 1.8 WW 61.4 YW 97.9 MILK 28.9 MCE 12.7 MMWT 59.5

HCE 5.5 CCE 1.2 BW 3.6 WW 64.0 YW 93.4 MILK 26.3 MCE 9.1 MMWT 58.2

ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD. The Ashworth Family PO Box 53, Oungre, SK S0C 1Z0

Farm Directions From Oungre 8 miles south on hwy 35, 2.5 miles East

Phone: (306) 456 - 2749 Kelly: (306) 861- 2013 Kyle: (306) 861- 9352 Owen: (306) 861- 9044 sale Day Phone: (306) 456-2733 jashworth@sasktel.net

From USA 2 miles North of Port of Fortuna, ND, 2.5 Miles East

or

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF

SIMMENTAL IN CANADA! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the first Simmental bull, Parisien, was imported to Canada. This was an event that created history and changed the Canadian Beef Industry. Since then the Simmental Breed has been a tremendous success story as it has progressed into becoming one of the most influential beef cattle breeds in North America.

Simmental breeders from across Canada are preparing to celebrate our 50th Anniversary events. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join the excitement! More details to come in the upcoming months. For any questions please contact your Provincial Simmental Association or Rae-Lee Erickson at the Canadian Simmental Association office rerickson@simmental.com

ONTARIO OYCSA TRILLIUM CLASSIC - LINDSAY, ON........................................................................ JULY 21-23, 2017 NEW BRUNSWICK CSA CONVENTION, AGM & YCSA NATIONAL JUNIOR SHOW - FREDERICTON, NB.......... AUGUST 10-13, 2017 NEW BRUNSWICK BEEF EXPO - SUSSEX, NB......................................................... SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2017 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND OLD HOME WEEK - CHARLOTTETOWN , PEI................................................................ AUGUST 18-19, 2017 BRITISH COLUMBIA ARMSTRONG FAIR - ARMSTRONG, BC.................................................... AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 NOVA SCOTIA HERITAGE BEEF CLASSIC- WINDSOR, NS.............................................................. SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2017 QUEBEC EXBO BOEUF................................................................................................................. OCTOBER 6-8, 2017 MANITOBA MANITOBA AG-EX - BRANDON, MB.......................................................................... OCTOBER 25-28, 2017 ALBERTA FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL - EDMONTON, AB......................................................... NOVEMBER 8-11, 2017 SASKATCHEWAN CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION & NATIONAL SIMMENTAL SHOW - REGINA, SK... NOVEMBER 20-24, 2017

Proudly Presented By: DEQUIER FARMS 204-745-8750 SKYRIDGE FARMS 204-750-2210 TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK 204-723-2386 TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK 204-723-2275

Offering 45 BULLS & FEMALES

~RED & BLACK SIMMENTALS ~RED & BLACK LIMOUSIN ~SIMM/ANGUS

WILCOX SIMMENTAL 204-723-2735

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DHS tHunDeRStoRm 39D lrX 39a X BlaCK JaCK 758t

homo polled homo black

Full brother to a high selling bred at the 2016 Shades of the Prairie, sold to Robb Farms

maRcH 12, 2017

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homo polled - non diluter

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HeaRtlanD, vIRDen, mb homo polled - homo black

DHS 18D

BOOtlEGGEr Z268 X tOp GUn r244

DHS 31D

lrX 39a X WHEatland rEd aCE 747t

DHS 7D

lrX 39a X WHEatland BUll 459p

Downhill SimmentalS EvErEtt OlsOn - rapid City, MB - 204-867-0076 - 204-826-2643

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rEbEls OF the WEsT

MARCH 12, 2017 at Heartland Auction Mart, Virden, MB

On offer: Black, Red and Fleckvieh Bulls: 45 Yearlings, 17 Two Year Olds and a Group of 25 Open Heifers

Authority x Ribeye

Vision x Movin Foreward Homo Polled Homo Black Vison x 680S Homo Polled Homo Black

Red Whiskey x Red Rebel

Black Advance x Night Dreams Octane x Red Force

Wally x Red Ace

Wallbanger x Powerline Red Rocket x Hooks Shear Force

ARROW CREEK SIMMENTALS

DOWNEY FARMS

TSN LIVESTOCK

ROENDA STOCK FARM

MORE BROS SIMMENTALS

DOWNHILL SIMMENTALS

Terry & Lionel Kaskiw Terry 204.859.2278 tkaskiw@inetlink.ca Lionel 204.483.0531 lkaskiw@inetlink.ca www.arrowcreeksimmentals.com

Jarret Berezowecki 204.620.0402 roendasf@hotmail.com

Allan & Jacquie Ryan, Kyle, Beverley-Jean Downey Phone 204.649.2260 ajdowney@xplornet.com www.simmentalbreeders.ca Everett More Phone 204.748.1225 vime@rfnow.com

Tyson & Alisha Birmingham Cell 204.724.2004 tybirm@hotmail.com

Everett Olson Phone 204.826.2643 or 204.867.0076 everettolson@mymts.net

BOUCHARD LIVESTOCK INT. Brian Bouchard 403.813.7999 Darnell Fornwald 403.795.8030 Office 403.946.4999 email info@bouchardlivestock.com

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From the Director’s Chair

May the Next 50 Years be as Successful as the Last!

Larry Barkley – Canadian Simmental Association Director

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s a new year has begun, may we take the time to be thankful and reflect on the blessings from 2016, while we look forward and prepare for new beginnings in the Simmental breed for 2017!

For the readers who don’t know me, my name is Larry Barkely, and during the 2016 CSA Convention I was fortunate to have been voted on to the Board of Directors. My family and I own and operate Hi-Tech Farms, which was established in 1980 in Ingleside, Ontario. Originally run as a commercial cow/calf operation, we purchased our first purebred Simmental bull in the spring of 1983 from the Ottawa Valley Simmental Club Sale, located at that time in Maxville, Ontario. The docility, power and growth that came with the Simmental cross calves we raised was impressive enough to encourage us to continue with Simmental genetics, and invest in this breed to build our herd for the future. In 1994 we registered the first three Simmental females to carry the Hi-Tech prefix. Since then, we have built our purebred herd up to approximately 85 females. As the years went on I became more involved in the Simmental breed and eventually joined the Ottawa Valley Simmental Club, as well as the Ontario Simmental Association. In the late 1990’s I became a Director with the OVSC and later held a term as Club President. Our family began showing Simmentals as well. We would take cattle to the local County Fairs, giving us the opportunity to showcase our genetics, create new business relationships and make lifelong friends over the years. 20 years later, we still show our cattle at the local County Fairs with the same people. Over the years, we have seen a significant change in the breed. From our original bull we purchased, who had a large frame score with about 3 feet of air under his belly, to the more moderate size cattle with the big performance we have today. It turns out there is not a lot of money to be made on airspace, so the breed has changed in size. Although there has been a lot of variation in the frame score of the Simmental breed, the maternal characteristics, docility, genetic variation and marketability remains second to none in my opinion. Congratulations to the Canadian Simmental Association on their 50th Anniversary in 2017. May the next 50 years be as successful as the last!

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Ryan Cook Simmental Country Sales Representative

s I reflect back on the time since my last article in the Simmental Country, we had a strong fall show and sale season throughout the country with some new breeders getting involved, and purchasing females to start out in the Simmental breed. I enjoyed getting to many of these sales, and having the opportunity to meet many breeders. The Simmental influence is stronger than ever in the commercial market place. The calf and bred female market made a comeback late in 2016 and hopefully will continue into 2017 for producers. Now onto calving and bull sale season; two very rewarding times that a Cattleman has, since you get to see the fruits of last year’s planning and the chance to visit with old and new customers regarding the bull power that would work best for their operations. As many of you are well into calving now, I hope that every new bull you used has exceeded your expectations, and that you are excited about your 2017 calf crop. Remember to take the time to visit with your customers to see how prior bulls and females have worked for them. This also gives you an edge in helping to supply them with cattle that suits their needs by knowing their requirements. This spring has many great bulls selling, which is a testament to our breed. The Simmental breed is able to adapt to the changes in the market place, and are accepted by every level of the sector; from cow/calf up to the kill floor. Take the time to evaluate your own program using all the tools at your fingertips, and add new genetics to enhance your operation to keep you in the forefront. I look forward to visiting with many of you during the bull sale season. All the best in your pursuit of your next herdsire, and marketing your bull pens this spring.

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Saturday March 18, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the farm 55 Bulls on offer

FGAF Thor 039D 8 Polled Purebred Bulls

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Multi-breed Stayability: First EPDs Using BOLT By Drs. Jackie Atkins, Lauren Hyde, and Wade Shafer

It’s here! The Spring 2017 evaluation includes a multi-breed Stay EPD using the much anticipated new genetic evaluation software, dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools). The Stay EPD uses a random regression approach to predict stayability developed by Dr. Janusz Jamrozik and colleagues from the University of Guelph and the Canadian Simmental Association. Dr. Scott Speidel at Colorado State University, Dr. Bruce Golden (Theta Solutions), and the genetics team at International Genetic Solutions (IGS) (Lauren Hyde, Wade Shafer, Mahdi Saatchi, and Steve McGuire) worked together to incorporate the new methodology into the IGS evaluation. The new stayability evaluation includes data on animals of varying breed composition, directly incorporates genomic data, produces true accuracy values and provides Stay EPDs to all IGS partners on a common base. Features of the Multi-breed stayability with BOLT: 1) Multi-breed stayability. As mentioned, the new Stay EPD is calculated for all cattle in the database (not just for purebred and fullblood Simmental, as it was in past evaluations). The calculation of EPDs in this fashion required the new evaluation to account for heterosis, which can be sizable for a trait like stayability. Because stayability has a major impact on profit, having Stay EPDs on all cattle will substantially improve the ability of the All Purpose Index to predict differences in profit on hybrid and cattle of other breeds. 2) Direct incorporation of genomic data. This evaluation represents the first time “Single Step” methodology has been used in the beef industry on a large database. The innovative approach refers to DNA marker results being incorporated directly into the genetic evaluation, rather than being incorporated post evaluation or as a correlated trait. Single Step is widely accepted as the most powerful means of leveraging DNA for genetic prediction. The use of a Single Step approach on a large database (the largest in the beef industry) was made possible through the use of BOLT, ASA’s

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revolutionary new software developed by researchers Dorian Garrick and Bruce Golden through Operation Quantum Leap. 3) More “accurate” prediction of accuracy. Prior to BOLT, the calculation of EPD accuracy was relegated to using indirect methods that were very imprecise, which commonly resulted in calculated accuracies being a poor estimate of the EPD’s true accuracy, i.e., an EPD assigned a high accuracy may have truly been a low accuracy EPD and vice versa. Until the development of BOLT, the direct calculation of accuracy was thought to be impossible on a large database due to computational limitations. By leveraging statistical methodology unique to genetic evaluation and cutting-edge computer programming, BOLT calculates accuracy directly, thereby making it a much more “accurate” estimate of true accuracy. Because the indirect methods used prior to BOLT tended to overestimate accuracy, you will notice that the accuracies associated with our new Stay EPDs will tend to be lower than the accuracies calculated in the prior evaluation of stayability. This does not mean that we are predicting stayability less accurately than in our previous evaluation—in fact, due to BOLT’s ability to leverage phenotypes and genotypes more effectively we are actually predicting stayability with considerably more accuracy—it does mean that the published accuracy is a better gauge of how much confidence you should have in an EPD. This fact will help seedstock and commercial producers manage selection risk. 4) Change in base. Breeders will see significant movement in Stay EPDs from previous evaluations, not only because of improvements in methodology, but also because of a change in base. However, changing the base does not affect the ranking of cattle; it simply shifts all EPDs up or down by the same increment. For a point of reference, in the prior evaluation 21 was the average Stay EPD on purebred animals born over the last 2 years, where the average on the same animals is 11 under our new system.


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here have been a number of articles written over the years on the value of calves receiving adequate amounts of good quality colostrum. With that, colostrum substitutes have also come into greater usage. Several components have led to this change. The colostrum substitutes have become of higher quality, and are more convenient than using frozen colostrum. With less cows needing help during calving, and more producers calving later on grass, heavy producing cows are not around to save colostrum from. It was always considered best to have colostrum from your own cows, which are on your nutritional and vaccination program. The spray-dried colostrum we get from the Saskatoon Colostrum Company with such names as Headstart and Calf’s Choice Total, are pasteurized in the spray dry process, mainly to insure diseases such as Johne’s are not passed on. All batches are also tested in calves as well as in the lab before being released on the market. All the other products sold in Canada are imported from the US. These other companies take out some of the fat, some of the antimicrobial as well as immune factors. There is a large market for these other factors in the human health supplement field. Our local company here in Western Canada does not do that, so all the more reason to shop locally. The heat treatment makes this commercial supplement safer than getting colostrum from say a dairy, where you don’t know the health status. There is nothing wrong with getting colostrum from the first milk of a productive cow in your herd and freezing it for another day. Hopefully she doesn’t have John’s disease, and when you collect the colostrum do it carefully to prevent any manure contamination. Use it that current year or hold over till you can secure more the next year if it goes unused. I find with today’s busy farmers and the reasons previously mentioned, colostrum is not as convenient to get anymore. You can easily save lots of time by being able to rehydrate the colostrum replacers quickly in warm water versus thawing out the frozen colostrum carefully. One of the keys for you as a producer to use them is recognizing how many grams of immunoglobulins are in the product. We have always preached at least 100 grams of immunoglobulin into the calf before ideally 4-6 hours of age. If using a product such as Headstart (60g IgG) it is critical that the calf receive extra colostrum from the cow as this product is designed to be fed as an immediate feeding, and the calf should still be encouraged to suckle the cow in the first few hours of life. The Calf’s Choice Total provides the 100g IgG. These products may seem expensive, but the old adage “you get what you pay for” holds true. The better quality colostrum supplements i.e. those with higher levels of immunoglobulins, are generally more expensive. Beware of the very cheap colostrum supplements, or should I say those touting themselves

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as a colostrum substitute. I have often used the example of colostrix boluses touted as a colostrum source years ago. Each bolus contained 0.3 grams of immunoglobulins meaning in order to get the full 100 grams, the dose would be 300 boluses. Somehow I don’t think that was ever done. Inexpensive colostrum sources may also not absorb as well into the calf as they have a lower % IgG compared to the high quality, complete colostrum product. Look at the label. The first and only ingredient should be colostrum. Buy the good substitutes, store them well and follow the mixing directions closely. I think more producers can also think of using colostrum supplements more as partial substitutes. An example of this is twins from an average cow, where both calves have sucked somewhat, splitting a 100-gram package between the two calves insures they both have had enough colostrum. Calves born to poorer milking heifers make the decision as to how much supplemental colostrum to give. It never hurts to give colostrum if in any doubt they have sucked such as a weak calf, a wild mother, a calf from a hard pull, a calf whose mother has very big teats etc. Give the whole package (100 grams of immunoglobulin’s) with good insurance their entire colostrum needs have been met. Colostrum substitutes made from actual colostrum from Western Canadian dairy cows seems like a good idea to me. The more local the better to reflect prevention from diseases you are more likely to have show up in your own calves. At our clinic we used to acquire frozen colostrum from reputable dairies, which had scours, vaccinated their cows. Now most of these dairies contract to the Saskatoon Colostrum Company and the convenience for the farmer of a product easily kept at room temperature and easily rehydrated and fed when it is needed is huge. There is new research, revealing how taking in colostrum sets the calf up for the long term in how fat is metabolized, and results in long term effects on the productivity of the animal. That critical first few hours of life and colostrum uptake have been proven time and time again to benefit the calf for the rest of its life. Lets ensure our newborn calves get that vital amount of colostrum in the first six hours of life. If there is any doubt as to whether the amount was adequate or good quality don’t hesitate to give the colostrum replacer. It is an investment worth making, and will reap many benefits down the line both for that particular calf and for the herd in general, if for instance a herd outbreak of scours could be avoided. This spring have a supply of colostrum replacer on hand because when you need it, you need it now, and I mean right now, within the first four-six hours of life.


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Genetic Evaluation Basics and Beyond By: Sean McGrath

There has been a lot of work and bright minds that have developed genetic evaluation technologies and methodologies over time, with current work building on past efforts of a dedicated group of industry leaders. Over the last decade we have seen a lot of changes in evaluation due to a combination of improved data collection systems, enhanced models, great leaps forward in computing power and huge jumps in DNA analysis and genomic research. Each generation of improvement has enhanced the ability to assess the relative genetic merit of our seedstock. It does not mean that the previous versions were wrong, just that we can now do a better job. It could be compared to the evolution of tractors with improvements to suspension, fuel economy and comfort occurring over time. We don’t farm the way we used to, so it is only reasonable that we don’t evaluate genetic merit the same way either. The basic driving theory behind genetic evaluations, is that animals are the result of their DNA interacting with their environment. A simple example would be that an animal has genes for growth which interact with the diet they are fed to produce an animal that gains weight at a specific rate. If animals are raised together in the same environment, then a lot of the difference between individual animals will be due to their genetic differences. At its most basic and extremely rough version, this is an in herd index, the Waterloo Boy of genetic selection tools. EPDs

The second premise of genetic evaluation is that if we can ascertain the genetic differences between animals, then we can use genetic relationships to compare those genetics across herds or groups. This is the first step in producing EPDs and the development of the methodology to do this dates back nearly 100 years. Unfortunately limitations in computing power restricted the scale of this full methodology for many years. As a compromise, the first evaluations ran on what was called a sire/maternal grandsire model, but it still represented a significant leap forward. A Sire/MGS model means that instead of doing math on a full pedigree, we only used the sires to determine relationships. This approach was the best at the time, but by today’s standard of a full animal model, it lacked accuracy. To give an example of why this approach was used, if we look at a complete 3 generation pedigree there are 14 animals 52

back to great grandparents. In the sire/MGS model this is cut down to 7. When you multiply the possible genetic relationships, they are reduced by orders of magnitude using a sire/MGS model. This is where the CSA evaluation started at. As computers got exponentially more powerful, full animal models were adopted. This meant that every animal with a record had their full pedigree relationship analysed, and used in evaluation (both sire and dam). The result was a significant improvement in accuracy of the evaluation with the biggest improvements being in traits that are expressed maternally such as calving ease and milk. Enter DNA Animal models were in use for several years when DNA came on the scene. At first DNA testing appeared as something of an independent with most commercial tests looking for single gene mutations and some people thinking that DNA would replace genetic evaluation. A good example of a single gene test would be leptin testing. These results had straight forward inheritance patterns, and were used outside of the evaluation. There are still a lot of these tests in use today, including colour, horn/poll and genetic defect tests. As DNA technology advanced it became possible to assess a wider array of DNA simultaneously and link that DNA to various traits. These SNP markers are used in the current technology and most of the current generation of tests offered by breed associations. In order to add value to these tests and improve the accuracy of genetic evaluation, EPD called Molecular Breeding Values or MBV were calculated from the DNA results. If one animal had more markers for growth than another, it would receive a higher MBV for growth. These same two animals may also have EPD available from a breed association based on performance data and pedigree. Again, over time, methodology and computing power improved so that the MBV information could be used to improve the EPD of an animal and the DNA, pedigree and performance data came together. The first step in this process was called “blending” and is where most of our evaluations are at today. In essence, an animal has an EPD calculated in a traditional manner using pedigree and performance data. Once the EPD is produced it is adjusted using


available information from the DNA in the form of an MBV. Because DNA can be collected and analysed at a young age, this provides the power to improve accuracy of the evaluation at a young age. To paraphrase, DNA provides us with a lot of additional data that can be analyzed at a young age. A simplified example is shown below. Animal Blended Acc Bull A 30 Bull B 30 Bull C 50

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In this example, based on the accuracy of the EPD, we can see that Bull A has a lot of data available on his progeny. The DNA information does not contribute significantly to his EPD. Bull B with low accuracy, sees a significant shift in his EPD, since the DNA provides a significant amount of new information that moves his EPD upward and increases the accuracy. Bull C does not see his EPD change at all, but the addition of DNA to his evaluation increases the accuracy or certainty of our prediction of his genetic merit. The impact of DNA on individual traits will depend on the heritability of the trait, the relative strength of the relationship between available DNA markers and the trait in question and the amount of additional data, such as performance records available. Enter Single Step The latest development in genetic evaluation is called single step and it connects DNA and evaluation in a very real way. Instead of “blending” or combining DNA and EPD information after the fact, single step uses DNA as an additional source of data in the genetic evaluation, just as pedigree and performance data are used. Just as moving to the animal model of EPD calculation, single step evaluation has required a quantum leap in computing horsepower. If we think about the move from sire/MGS models to animal models moving from 7 to 14 animals in a 3 generation pedigree, consider that a single DNA test, on a single animal can easily add 50,000 DNA markers. That is 49,997 more pieces of information to analyze on an animal than a birth, weaning and yearling weight. Additionally, single step analysis can allow us to use that DNA to improve pedigree relationships. If for example a sire and a son have both been tested, it is now possible to see which pieces of DNA were passed on, rather than just assuming that a random half of a calf’s genetic makeup came from a parent. In other words, some siblings are more closely related than others. This strengthens the traditional pedigree/

performance aspect of the evaluation, but it also empowers the DNA trait analysis because it allows for consideration of the impact of specific markers on a trait throughout the entire pedigree tree, rather than applying a simplified adjustment after an EPD evaluation. The single step approach also helps to identify and correct potential pedigree information on the fly. The new system adopted by the CSA that uses single step calculation is called BOLT (short for Biometric Open Language Tools). This is a fancy way to say that the hardware and software that makes up BOLT is the 600 horsepower, GPS/autosteer equipped, four-wheel drive tractor with overlap control of the genetic evaluation world. Like previous advancements in genetic evaluation technologies, BOLT will not result in massive reranking of animals, but it will provide a much more robust picture of where animals fit relative to each other, and it also provides the framework to evaluate new traits much more effectively, similar to the way the animal model enhanced the evaluation of maternally influenced traits. I am certain based on history and some knowledge of the work that is ongoing at the moment, that over time we will continue to see improvements in genetic evaluation. Some will come gradually, and others will be of the transformational variety. Genetic evaluation technology is being applied in most, if not all of the biological breeding industries including plants and animals and will continue to assist in decision making to enhance profitability and functionality of beef cattle.

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Jim McMillen It started in 1969 when a local AI technician bred half of McMillen Ranching’s Hereford and Angus base cowherd to Simmental (Parisien) and the other half Charloais. In their feedlot and cow calf operation, the Simmental sired calves excelled, and the next year Simmental was chosen as the way to go. McMillen Bros. (Jim and Mike) registered their first half blood Parisien, Galant and Bismarck calves in 1971 under the name of McMillen Bros. The farm was incorporated in 1973 and membership was issued as McMillen Ranching Ltd. The first of 3 imported females were MRL Bellette in 1972 followed by Cossette and Diva over the next two years. The first year Jim applied for importation permits, he was declined as government officials didn’t believe he was going to have a future in the Simmental breed. After 47 years, almost 700 registered Simmental breeding females and numerous accomplishments in the breed, here they stand. Jim may be the only importer of Simmental cattle to Canada still involved on a daily basis in the day to day operation of the business. For almost half of a century Jim, his family and MRL have lived and breathed Simmental cattle. Promoting the breed in early years at the first Canadian Western Agribition and Brandon Ag Ex shows, as well as several summer events including Estevan, Swift Current and Yorkton. He was also a founding member of the Border 9 group of southeast Saskatchewan, and southwest Manitoba Simmental breeders. In the 1980’s the prelude to spring group was formed with Mike Bauche, Andy George, Leroy Berry and MRL, promoting and marketing genetics in southeast Saskatchewan. In the early 90’s as the boys came home from playing hockey, they possessed the same passion for Simmental cattle they had been exposed to and enjoyed since they were youngsters. Herd expansion throughout the 90’s and increased promotion and breeding improvements were made displaying cattle at Agribition, Ag Ex, Edmonton’s Farmfair with numerous Champion banners. Over the years, MRL has went from humble beginnings of selling a few half blood bulls out of the front pen in the yard to marketing 175 bulls annually at the ranch sales facility, each year in March, many of which are leading AI and natural sires in today’s competitive Simmental business. Along the way cattle have been marketed to Europe, Australia, Mexico, several U.S. States and Canada wide. A simple philosophy of raising Simmental cattle that are structurally sound, with the ability to excel under ranch conditions with a strong emphasis put on maternal traits and cow families and a modest and honest marketing strategy has developed over the years to stand the test of time. The fourth generation is now active on the ranch. As any purebred breeder knows, a lot of hours and hard work are invested but Jim and Georgie and their family Lee and Erin, Dave and Chris, Ed and Marjie, Carolyn and Trent and all the grandkids, would not trade it for anything and feel blessed to have invested in a tremendous breed of cattle involving many great people and friends. It has been a rewarding half of a century and not over anytime soon.

Stan Church was born on a farm in Balzac, Alberta where his father raised purebred Herefords. Notwithstanding his interest in cattle, Stan graduated from law school at 21 years of age and began practicing law in Calgary, Alberta. His initial practice had an agricultural component. In 1968 he acquired his first ranch west of Calgary and continued his own purebred horned Hereford herd.In 1969 he began to act for Simmental Breeders Cardston and was introduced to the Simmental breed. He then decided to breed his entire Hereford herd to Simmental. He began importing Simmentals from Europe in 1971. He took advantage of the strong American market by selling Simmental cattle at the Houston, Fort Worth, Denver and Billings Stock Shows. In 1974 he started his own production sale, a sale that continued until 2006 when he dispersed the last of his Simmental cattle. In 1974, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Simmental Association and served as President from 1975 to 1977. During those two years, the Simmental Association began producing their pedigree records on their own computer and amended their Constitution to allow Simmental cattle to be shown. It should be pointed out that Stan Church, as President, indicated that the Simmental Association did not expect there would be any breed improvement through showing the cattle. It was simply being allowed for promotional purposes.In 1984 Stan was elected to the Board of Directors and became the President of the Canadian Simmental Association for the second time. He served from 1984 to 1986 as President and, with the help of Vice-President, Bill Small, the financial fortunes of the Association turned around.Stan Church represented the Canadian Simmental Association on the Canadian Beef Breeds Council and as a Director of the Canadian Cattlemen Association. He also obtained entry of Simmental cattle at the Calgary Bull Sale at a time when it only included the British breeds. Stan later became President of the Alberta Cattle Breeders Association that runs the Calgary Bull Sale. Stan, although he no longer has purebred cattle, has a Simmental cross commercial herd with approximately 400 cows. 54


2016 Golden Book Bio Bob Gordon, Kinnaber Cattle Co, Souris, Manitoba

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ob’s first introduction to Simmentals was in 1968 while showing Shorthorn cattle in Billings, Montana. He was touring the Midland Test Station and observed the first halfblood bull and decided he needed to get involved in the Simmental breed. In 1969, Bob helped in organizing the Thomas and Draper families, Ross Mitchell, along with Donn and the Gordon Bros., to form Bar 5 Simmentals. Bar 5 became one of Canada’s most recognized and prestigious Simmental operations in the years following. Bob participated in the first Canadian Simmental organizational meeting in August 1969. In 1970, Bob and the Mitchells toured Switzerland and France to select fullblood cattle for Bar 5 Simmentals. In November 1971, while selling cattle in Calgary, Bob spotted the bull, Lacombe Achilles, who Bar 5, Clements Bar C, and Chester Martin purchased for $52,000. Achilles Cattle Co., was then formed with Bob as the General Manager. Bob displayed Achilles across the United States at major shows like Denver, Fort Worth, Jackson, MS, and Baton Rouge, LA. There was much demand for Achilles’ semen, it was immediately distributed as soon as it could be collected in Fort Collins, CO.

Agribition sold for $18.00 per pound to several Simmental breeders to promote the breed. Later in life, Bob and his wife, Joyce were employed by Western Breeders and Alta Genetics selecting bulls of all breeds. They toured France, Germany and Austria in 1995 selecting Simmental Fleckvieh bulls and embryos. Bob was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1995 and Bob and Joyce were inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2007. Bob continued to follow all cattle events during his retirement. Bob passed away peacefully July 29, 2016 at Boissevain, Manitoba. Bob is survived by Joyce, wife of 57 years and children Lois McRae, Shirley Kaufman, Sheila Jensen, Lynn Gordon and Bruce Gordon. Bob’s children and grandchildren are involved in the agricultural industry in Canada and United States.

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Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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Avec le développement de la race Simmental au Canada, l’Association Canadienne Simmental doit s’occuper de plusieurs responsabilités et, pour se faire, on utilise des outils et des ressources variés pour fournir tous ces services. Qu’il s’agisse du marketing, de l’amélioration de la race ou des services d’enregistrement, le personnel de l’ACS doit travailler dans un monde en constante évolution, et cela de manière de plus en plus rapide. La période est révolue où on envoyait des informations à notre bureau par courrier et par télécopieur, car tout cela a été remplacé par des transferts électroniques via courriel, ainsi que par l’intermédiaire de notre système de saisie de données en ligne. L’entrée de données, leur traitement et le transfert de l’information sont des responsabilités importantes au bureau de l’ACS, et notre système d’enregistrement constitue la pièce maitresse pour tous nos services. Plusieurs d’entre vous ont remarqué qu’une nouvelle plateforme a été intégrée à notre système d’enregistrement en ligne. Bien que la plupart des membres de l’ACS se sont réjouis de cette transition et ont appris à travailler avec le nouveau système, certains membres ont exprimé quelques préoccupations reliées à ce changement. En fin de compte, je crois qu’il serait utile d’expliquer le raisonnement et le processus ayant conduit à ce changement vers un système amélioré. L’ancien système d’enregistrement de l’ACS avait bien servi les besoins de notre bureau et de nos membres, toutefois les améliorations n’y avaient pas été apportées assez pour couvrir nos besoins. Au lieu de continuer à travailler avec un système passé date, il était devenu clair qu’on devait explorer d’autres avenues. Après avoir regardé plusieurs possibilités, nous avons décidé d’opter pour une plateforme similaire à celle de notre ancien système, et qui serait la moins coûteuse à long terme. Nous avons également considéré l’habileté du nouveau fournisseur à pouvoir offrir du support au bureau de l’ACS et aux membres. Le nouveau système d’enregistrement de l’ACS rencontre ces critères, tout en possédant les mêmes fonctions de 56

base de notre ancien système et en incluant des améliorations au niveau de la présentation des données et du processus de recherche d’information plus facile. De nouveau, nous rappelons que l’option retenue était celle qui se rapprochait le plus du système auquel notre personnel et nos membres étaient habitués d’utiliser. Ceux d’entre vous qui élevez des bovins Charolais verront une grande ressemblance de notre nouveau système avec celui qu’ils utilisent pour l’enregistrement de leurs bovins Charolais. Notre nouveau système n’a pas été conçu spécifiquement pour les Simmental Canadiens et il est également employé par d’autres associations de races. En bout de ligne, alors qu’on effectuait la migration vers le nouveau système, certaines modifications ont dû être faites pour satisfaire les besoins de la race Simmental. Certains de ces changements ont été effectués alors que le système était en fonction, dans le but d’éviter de fermer notre système d’enregistrement pour une longue période de temps. Certains membres se sont questionnés à propos de la période choisie pour faire ce changement. Il semble bien qu’il n’y a jamais un temps parfait pour faire un changement mais, dans le cas présent, l’ACS devait le faire pour plusieurs raisons. Parmi celles-ci, notons l’amélioration apportée par nos nouveaux EPD et nos indices monétaires, lesquels avaient reçu l’approbation il y a un certain temps de la part du conseil d’administration, sans oublier une amélioration d’efficacité de notre personnel au bureau de l’ACS. Nous sommes conscients que vous avez dû vous familiariser avec le nouveau système juste avant la date limite prévue pour le programme “THE” et la période de préparation des catalogues de ventes de taureaux, et sachez que nous apprécions votre patience alors que nous travaillons tous dans ce nouveau cadre. Nous formulons des remerciements spéciaux au personnel des services d’enregistrement de l’ACS, lequel fait face à ces changements, tout en poursuivant leurs tâches habituelles et leurs services aux membres de l’ACS.


Right on Track..

was both a humbling and gratifying year for us HTH Honey 47C

RF Certainly Flirtin 528C

A sincere thank you to Sunrise Simmentals & JP Caale Co. for making her the high seller in the 2016 Agribtion Simmental Sale

One of the top heifer calves last fall, she continued to impress throughout the year. Reserve Champion Simmental in the First Lady Classic at Agribition 2016. We look forward to her producing years!

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Our rst Riddler calves are here and we are already impressed with the group!

sire of HTH Honey 47C and our ďŹ rst walking herdsire at HTH. We believe his daughters will be top end producers, and our small group of bull calves sired by him are equally impressive.

Hilltop Holdings & Me ‘N My Simmentals Gary, Kim & Sadie Anwender/ Darcy Herauf Radville SK 306-442-2090 gks.acc@sasktel.net

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Amelioration de la Race Une bonne planification à l’avance, pour des achats rentables

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vant que ne débute la saison des ventes de taureaux, les producteurs bovins commerciaux devraient faire leur devoir, ce qui leur assurera que les taureaux achetés cette année rencontreront leurs besoins. Tout comme pour plusieurs choses dans la vie, lapréparation est essentielle si on veut prendre des décisions sensées. Et, dans le cas présent, il s’agit d’un achat sensé. Souvenez-vous que la sélection des taureaux apporte une influence sur plus de 75 % des gènes présents dans votre troupeau. Prenez le temps d’effectuer ce travail de sélection de taureau valant 500 $ / heure, et attendez pour compléter les taches à 5 $ / heure, après que vos achats de taureaux soient complétés. Avant de consulter les catalogues de ventes de taureaux de race pure, vous devez posséder certains outils et connaissances. En premier, assurez-vous de comprendre les principes des Écarts Prévus chez la Descendance (EPD) et des indices de sélection. Bien que les EPD ne soient pas les seules données de sélection à considérer, ils demeurent les outils les plus efficaces disponibles afin de bien caractériser les différences génétiques entre les sujets et entre les troupeaux. Les EPD fournissent des prévisions génétiques beaucoup plus précises que les données de performance réelles ou ajustées. Si un EPD pour un caractère donné est disponible pour un sujet, il faut utiliser cet EPD au lieu des données de performance de cet animal. Les effets dus à l’âge du sujet et les effets de l’environnement sont éliminés avec les EPD, de telle sorte qu’on élimine tout biais provenant de l’utilisation des données de performance réelles ou ajustées. Utilisez l’EPD de la facilité de vêlage (FV ou FVD) s’il est disponible, au lieu de l’EPD du poids de naissance, si vous voulez sélectionner des taureaux favorisant moins de difficultés au vêlage. Les données sur le poids de naissance et d’autres sources d’informations ayant un effet sur les dystocies sont incluses dans le calcul de l’EPD de facilité de vêlage. Les EPD ne sont pas tous pareils, assurez-vous alors de connaître les informations appropriées à la race de taureau considérée. Le Manuel de sélection des taureaux de boucherie (“Beef Sire Selection Manual”) constitue une référence utile sur les EPD et sur d’autres sujets reliés à la génétique (http:// www.nbcec.org/producers/sire.html). Assurez-vous d’obtenir les EPD moyens de la race et le tableau des rangs centiles correspondant à l’évaluation génétique la plus récente de la race considérée. Les tableaux des rangs centiles peuvent être consultés sur la majorité des sites internet des associations de races de boucherie. Ces outils vont vous permettre de comparer le mérite génétique relatif de sujets donnés, comparés à d’autres

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par Bob Weaber, Spécialiste Vache-Veau sujets de la race. Deuxièmement, assurez-vous que vous savez quels caractères vous voulez améliorer dans votre troupeau. Quelles races conviennent bien à votre système d’élevage ? Si vous travaillez en croisement de races, assurez-vous que les races considérées vous permettront de rencontrer vos objectifs. Vous devez aussi considérer d’autres aspects, tels que le développement de génisses de remplacement et les fins pour lesquels seront destinés les progénitures de ces taureaux (vente au sevrage, semi-finition ou vente de viande). Une bonne évaluation de ces divers aspects vous aidera à identifier la meilleure race afin de répondre à vos besoins, ainsi que les bonnes combinaisons entre les caractères reliés à la croissance, aux qualités maternelles et aux qualités de carcasse, en fonction de votre élevage et de votre environnement. Assurez-vous d’appliquer une pression de sélection envers les caractères possédant une importance économique directe pour votre système de production. Troisièmement, établissez un budget réaliste pour vos achats de taureaux. Tout comme plusieurs choses dans la vie, le prix est en relation avec la qualité. L’examen des prix moyens de vente de l’année dernière d’un fournisseur donné de sujets de race pure peut vous donner une idée du coût d’achat de votre prochain taureau. En règle générale, avec le contexte actuel du marché, un taureau pur-sang de qualité pourrait coûter un prix environ quatre à cinq fois celui de la valeur d’un veau d’embouche mâle. Le coût d’achat fait ressortir l’importance de prendre une décision bien éclairée. Quatrièmement, connaissez votre fournisseur de génétique de race pure et assurez-vous qu’il / elle vous connaisse et comprenne vos objectifs de production. Demandez des recommandations à votre fournisseur bien avant la date de la vente. Une fois que vous avez reçu le catalogue de la vente, sélectionnez un certain nombre de taureaux rencontrant vos spécifications (soit environ trois fois plus de taureaux que vous avez besoin d’acheter). Arrivez tôt sur les lieux de la vente pour inspecter les taureaux présélectionnés sur votre liste. Réduisez le nombre de candidats potentiels à être achetés en fonction de leur conformation et de l’analyse des dernières données disponibles. Gardez à l’esprit l’ordre de vente prévu. Concentrez-vous sur les taureaux sélectionnés plus tôt. Le respect de votre plan vous évitera de faire des achats impulsifs. Rappelez-vous: L’échec à planifier planifie l’échec. Communiquer s’il-vous-plaît avec votre expert conseil bovin ou avec moi si vous avez besoin d’aide pour vos démarches de sélection de taureaux.


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Member Announcements Congratulations

McCoy Jay Glasman Parents: Jared & Chelsey Born: December 16, 2016 Weight: 6 pounds 9 ounces Length: 19.5 inches Kelsey Dust and Kyron Manskey, from East Popular Simmentals were married October 15, 2016. Kelsey is the CSA’s Young Canadian Simmental Association’s Proogram Coordinator.

Bexley Ann McIntosh Parents: Kolton McIntosh & Nikoda Holopina Grandparents: Kevin & Karen McIntosh, Ray & Barb Airey Born: Nov 7, 2016 Weight: 7 pounds 1 ounce Length: 20.25 inches

our deepest sympathies Chad Kenneth Harland Chad Kenneth Harland was born in Lloydminster Hospital on March 3, 1990, to Shelly and Blaine Harland. On September 27, 2014, Chad married his best friend and the love of his life, Kelsey Naeth. Chad and Kelsey started their new life together in Lloydminster where Chad worked in the oil industry while spending time at the family farm in Fort Pitt. Chad lived everyday to the fullest. He was always the first to offer a helping hand. He loved the farm, working with cattle, playing hockey with his buddies, and his most recent passion, hunting. More importantly Chad loved his family. He had such a warm friendly personality, always with a smile on his face. Even during the oil down turn Chad kept busy, never complaining and seeing only the positive in everything. Chad is survived by: his loving wife, Kelsey; his parents, Blaine and Shelly; his two sisters, Jill and Bethany; his mother and father-in-law, Liana and Ron Naeth; his brothers-in-law, Carl (Kristen) and their daughter, Addison, and Blake; his sister-in-law, Katie; his grandparents, Pat and Ervin Harland, Leonard and Adella Hardes, Mary Naeth, Dixie Palsich, and Adair Ramsell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.

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Le point sur les pratiques émergentes dans l’élevage bovin Par: Sean McGrath

Les bases de l’évaluation génétique et le futur Beaucoup de travail et de matière grise ont été consacrés au fil des années dans le développement des technologies et des méthodologies d’évaluation génétique, alors que les travaux courants sont inspirés des efforts précédents réalisés par un groupe de leaders dévoués de l’industrie. Au cours de la dernière décennie, plusieurs changements ont été apportés aux évaluations, grâce à une combinaison de facteurs tels que des systèmes améliorés de cueillette de données, des modèles améliorés, d’importantes avancées au niveau de la capacité des ordinateurs, ainsi qu’en raison d’immenses progrès concernant l’analyse de l’ADN et des recherches en génomique. Chaque génération d’amélioration est venue accroître notre aptitude à estimer le mérite génétique relative de nos bovins de race pure. Ça ne veut pas dire que les versions précédentes étaient fausses, mais plutôt que nous sommes maintenant en mesure de faire mieux. On pourrait comparer le tout avec l’évolution des tracteurs au fil du temps, notamment les améliorations au niveau de la suspension, de l’économie de carburant et du confort. On ne cultive plus de la même manière que dans le passé, il est donc logique de penser qu’on n’évalue pas non plus le mérite génétique de la même façon. La théorie fondamentale soutenant les évaluations génétiques est que les animaux sont le résultat de l’interaction entre leur ADN et leur environnement. À titre d’exemple, un animal possède des gènes pour la croissance, lesquels interagissent avec la ration qu’on leur sert, permettant à cet animal de gagner du poids à un rythme donné. Si des animaux sont élevés ensembles dans le même environnement, les différences observes entre les divers sujets seront dues aux différences génétiques. Constituant ainsi l’élément le plus simple et exprimé le plus simplement, cela représente un indice à l’intérieur du troupeau, l’ancêtre des outils de sélection génétique. ÉPD Comme deuxième prémisse de base de l’évaluation génétique, nous pouvons déterminer les différences génétiques entre les animaux, et nous pouvons utiliser ces relations génétiques entre les animaux pour comparer ces génétiques entre les groupes et les troupeaux. Cela constitue la première étape dans le calcul des ÉPD et le développement de cette méthodologie de calcul remonte à près de cent ans en arrière. Malheureusement, les contraintes au niveau de la capacité des ordinateurs est venue limiter pendant plusieurs années le plein emploi de cette méthodologie. En guise de compromis, mentionnons que les premières évaluations effectuées selon cette méthodologie étaient désignées comme le modèle père / grand-père maternel, et elles constituaient tout de même un bond significatif vers l’avant. Un modèle Père / Grand-père maternel (GPM) signifie qu’au lieu de faire des calculs mathématiques sur la généalogie complète, on n’utilise que les taureaux (pères) 62

pour déterminer les relations. À l’époque, cette approche était la meilleure mais, selon nos standards actuels reliés au modèle animal complet, cela manquait beaucoup de précision. À titre d’exemple démontrant pourquoi on utilisait cette approche, si on étudie une généalogie sur trois générations, on aura quatorze (14) sujets si on regarde jusqu’aux arrières grands parents. Dans le modèle du Père / GPM, le nombre de sujets est réduit à sept (7). En utilisant un modèle père / GPM, lorsque vous multipliez les relations génétiques possibles, elles sont alors réduites en lien avec le nombre de sujets. Voici donc où l’évaluation de l’ACS a débutée. Au fur et à mesure que les ordinateurs sont devenus exponentiellement plus puissants, on a alors adopté les modèles de l’animal complet. Cela voulait dire que la généalogie complète de chaque animal possédant une donnée était analysée, et employée pour les fins de l’évaluation (à la fois pour le père et la mère). Comme résultat, on avait une évaluation dont le niveau de précision était significativement amélioré, notamment avec les améliorations les plus marquées pour des caractères exprimés du côté maternel, tels que la facilité de vêlage et l’aptitude laitière. Ajoutons l’ADN Lorsque l’ADN est arrivé en scène, on utilisait déjà le modèle animal depuis plusieurs années. En premier, l’analyse de l’ADN semblait être une procédure indépendante, alors que la plupart des tests commerciaux considéraient des mutations sur un seul gène et avec certaines personnes croyant alors que l’ADN allait remplacer l’évaluation génétique. Un bon exemple d’un test avec un seul gène est celui de l’analyse pour la leptine. Ces résultats possédaient des schémas traditionnels de transmission génétique, et ils étaient employés en-dehors de l’évaluation. Il existe encore de nos jours plusieurs de ces tests qui sont utilisés, tels que le test pour la couleur de la robe, le caractère acère/avec cornes ou encore pour des tests sur des défauts génétiques. Au fur et à mesure que la technologie associée à l’ADN a fait du progrès, il est devenu possible d’évaluer simultanément une matrice plus large d’ADN et de relier cet ADN à divers caractères. Ces marqueurs SNP sont employés dans la technologie actuelle et dans la plupart des tests de la génération courante offerts par les associations de races. Afin d’ajouter une certaine valeur à ces tests et d’améliorer la précision de l’évaluation génétique, on a calculé à partir des résultats sur l’ADN des ÉPD désignés comme étant des Valeurs d’Élevage Moléculaires ou VÉM. Si un sujet avait davantage de marqueurs pour la croissance qu’un autre, il pourrait alors obtenir une VÉM plus élevée pour la croissance. Ces mêmes animaux peuvent aussi posséder des ÉPD calculés par une association de race d’après leurs données de performance et leur généalogie. De nouveau, au fil des années, la méthodologie et la puissance des ordinateurs se sont améliorées de telle sorte


que l’information fournie par la VÉM a ainsi pu être utilisée d’améliorer les ÉPD d’un animal, faisant ainsi en sorte que l’ADN, la généalogie et les donnes de performance ont été combinés ensemble. La première étape de cette procédure a été désignée par le “mélange” ou ÉPD mixte, et c’est là que la plupart des évaluations se trouvent de nos jours. En résumé, un animal possède un ÉPD calculé de manière traditionnelle en utilisant les données de performance et la généalogie. Une fois que l’ÉPD est produit, celui-ci est ajusté en utilisant l’information disponible sur l’ADN, cela sous la forme d’une VÉM. Puisque l’ADN peut être recueilli et analyse chez un jeune animal, cela nous permet d’accroître la précision de l’évaluation effectuée chez un jeune sujet. Exprimé différemment, l’ADN nous fournit une somme additionnelle de données qui peuvent être analysées chez un jeune animal. Un exemple simplifié est présenté ci-après. Animal PS mixte Taureau A Taureau B Taureau C

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Dans cet exemple, d’après la précision de l’ÉPD, on peut constater qu’une bonne quantité de données sont disponibles sur la progéniture du taureau A. L’information sur l’ADN ne contribue pas significativement à son ÉPD. Quant au taureau B ayant une précision plus faible, son ÉPD a subi un changement important, étant donné que l’ADN vient fournir une quantité significative de nouvelles informations, contribuant ainsi à l’augmentation de son ÉPD et de sa précision. L’ÉPD du taureau C n’a pas subi de changement, mais l’ajout d’information sur l’ADN à son évaluation est venu accroître la précision ou le niveau de certitude de la prédiction de son mérite génétique. L’impact de l’ADN sur les caractères individuels dépendra de l’héritabilité du caractère, de l’intensité relative de la relation entre les marqueurs d’ADN disponibles et du caractère, et de la somme de données additionnelles disponibles, telles que les données de performance disponibles. Ajoutons l’approche en une étape Le développement le plus récent au niveau de l’évaluation génétique est appelé l’approche en une étape, et celle-ci permet de relier l’ADN et l’évaluation d’une manière très réelle. En fait, au lieu de “mélanger” ou bien de combiner l’ADN et les informations sur les ÉPD après leur calcul, avec l’approche en une seule étape, on utilise l’ADN en tant qu’une source additionnelle de données incluses dans l’évaluation génétique, au même titre que les données de performance et généalogiques sont employées. Tout comme ce fut le cas lorsque le calcul des ÉPD a été effectué avec le modèle animal, l’approche d’évaluation en une étape nécessite l’emploi d’ordinateurs possédant une extraordinaire capacité de calcul. Si on prend par exemple la transition du modèle père / GPM vers le modèle animal, on passe ainsi de 7 à 14 animaux retrouvés dans 3 généalogies, et il faut également considérer qu’un seul test d’ADN effectué sur un seul animal peut facilement

ajouter 50 000 marqueurs. Cela représente 49 997 pièces d’informations additionnelles servant à analyser un animal que si on ne dispose que du poids de naissance, du poids au sevrage et du poids à un an. De plus, l’analyse en une étape peut nous permettre d’utiliser l’ADN afin d’améliorer les relations généalogiques. Par exemple, si un taureau et un fils ont été tous les deux testés, il est maintenant possible de voir quelle portion d’ADN a été transmise, au lieu de simplement considérer que le veau a reçu au hasard la moitié du bagage génétique de son père. En résumé certains sujets apparentés sont reliés ensemble plus que d’autres. Cela vient non seulement renforcer les composantes traditionnelles de généalogie / performances incluses dans l’évaluation, mais il renforce l’emploi de l’analyse d’ADN pour un caractère, car on considère alors l’impact de marqueurs spécifiques sur un caractère et cela sur l’ensemble de l’arbre généalogique, au lieu d’appliquer un ajustement simplifié après que les ÉPD aient été calculés. L’approche en une étape peut également permettre d’identifier ou de corriger rapidement des informations généalogiques. Le nouveau système adopté par l’ACS et qui emploie l’approche de calcul à une étape est appelé “BOLT” (soit l’abbréviation pour « Biometric Open Language Tools »). Ce nom compliqué signifie en fait que les ordinateurs et les logiciels composant le système BOLT sont semblables à un tracteur du monde de l’évaluation, lequel est muni d’un moteur de 600 HP, d’un GPS / d’une conduite automatique, de quatre roues motrices et d’un système anti-retournement. Tout comme ce fut le cas pour les nouvelles technologies d’évaluation génétique développées précédemment, le système BOLT ne devrait pas conduire à un reclassement massif de tous les animaux. Toutefois, il fournira le cadre nécessaire afin d’évaluer plus efficacement de nouveaux caractères, d’une manière semblable à ce que le modèle animal ait permis d’améliorer l’évaluation des caractères maternels. D’après les travaux qui sont présentement effectués et les avancées historiques, je suis convaincu qu’au fil des ans, nous continuerons de voir des améliorations au niveau de l’évaluation génétique. Certains changements se feront graduellement alors que d’autres seront sous forme de nouvelles versions. La technologie de l’évaluation génétique est employée dans la plupart, sinon dans tous les secteurs biologiques, y compris les plantes et les animaux, et elle continuera de nous aider dans nos démarches de sélection visant à améliorer la rentabilité et les aptitudes fonctionnelles des bovins de boucherie. EPD Theory / Methodology Pre-1970

Herdbook

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Performance Data Collection/Reporting

Early 1990s

Sire/MGS EPD Evaluation

Mid 1990s

Animal Model EPD Evaluation

2010-2016

Blended EPD

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Single Step Evaluation – Incorporates Traditional Evaluation and DNA Information Directly

Single Trait DNA Testing

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The Alberta Simmental Association Would like to thank their ASA members and those who sponsored ASA and YCSA events in 2016. We extend out congratulations to all those who exhibited Simmental animals in YCSA and 4-H as Junior projects, or in open shows.The Alberta Simmental Association is making plans for another exciting year in 2017. Watch our website for events and locations. The ASA AGM will be held in June 2017, and will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Check out one of these Alberta events to find your next herdsire Feb. 9 Janzen Ranches 24th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Sale, Rosemary, AB Feb. 10 Genetic Edge 18th Annual Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Feb. 11 Soderglen Select 2017 Bull Sale, Airdrie, AB Feb. 14 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale, Ponoka, AB Feb. 15 Outlaw Cattle Co. Bull & Female Sale, Hussar, AB Feb. 17 Mader Ranches 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Carstairs, AB Feb. 17 Young Guns Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Irma, AB Feb. 18 Circle G Simmentals & Angus and P&H Ranching Bull & Ranch Horse Sale, Innisfail, AB Feb. 18 Timberlind 9th Annual Bull & Female, Buckcreek, AB Feb. 20 Select Opportunity 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Innisfail, AB Feb. 23 Bull Rush 15th Annual Simmental Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Feb. 23-25 YCSA Youth Leadership Conference, Calgary, AB 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. 26 Triangle Stock Farm’s 6th Annual Bull Sale, Glenevis, AB Feb. 27 Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Bentley, AB Feb. 27 Ranchman’s Simmental Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB Feb. 28 Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale, Beaverlodge, AB Mar. 1 Herd Master 22nd Annual Bull Sale, Camrose, AB Mar. 3 12th Annual Bull Fest Sale, Camrose, AB Mar. 3 Chittick Family 6th Annual Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB Mar. 4 Lockhart Valley/ Beagle Simmentals Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Mar. 4 MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 10th Annual Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Mar. 4 Silversmith Farms Ltd & Mappin Simmentals Bull Sale, Veteran, AB Mar. 6 24th Severtson Land & Cattle/Trendsetter Livestock Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Mar. 6 Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale, Innisfail, AB Mar. 7 Built Right Bull Sale, Provost, AB Mar. 8 Skor Simmentals 15th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale, Camrose, AB Mar. 9 Westway/ Deeg 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Olds, AB Mar. 10 Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale, Grand Prairie, AB Mar. 11 Place Your Bet 11th Annual Bull Sale, Veteran, AB Mar. 11 Ranchland’s Simmental Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Mar. 11 Swantewitt Simmentals 13th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB Mar. 14 Harvie Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB Mar. 14 On Target Bull & Female Sale, Barrhead, AB Mar. 15 Adair Ranch 24th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Provost, AB Mar. 16 Get-A-Grip Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Forestburg, AB Mar. 17 Porter Ranches Bull Sale, Stony Plain, AB Mar. 18 HWY 16 West Multibreed Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB Mar. 18 13th Annual Kulyk Simmentals Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB Mar. 23 Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB Mar. 25 Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Mar. 27 Riverstone Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Olds, AB Apr. 13 Daines Cattle 22nd Annual Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB

Board of directors President Kyle Lewis Ph: 780-962-5050 Cell: 780-220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Vice President Jordan Deeg Box 63, Site 23, RR 2 Strathmore, AB T1P 1K5 403-999-4191 jordan@deegsimmental.com treasurer Stacy Romanyk 6030 South Terwillegar Blvd. Edmonton, AB T6R 0K6 780-718-0622 stacy.romanyk@yahoo.ca directors Byron Johnson Box 132, Amisk, AB TOB OBO 780-856-2175 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca Dakota Townsend RR#1, Site 7, Comp. 14 Sylvan Lake, AB T45 1X6 403-505-8450 isangus@telusplanet.net Duncan Pearson Box 489, Calmar, AB T0C 0V0 780-220-5730 dunkthehunk_10@hotmail.com Jill Mader Carstairs,AB 403-807-8140 maderranches@gmail.com douBle crown coordinator Tracy Kimmel Lloydminister, AB 780-875-2089 btkimmel@shaw.ca office administrator Heather Saucier 131 Stonegate Cr., Airdrie, AB T4B 2S8 Ph: 403.861.6352 saucierh@telus.net fieldPerson Chuck Groeneveld RR 3 High River, AB T1V 1N3 Ph: 403-938-7843 barnboss@telus.net

www.albertasimmental.com 131 Stonegate Cr. Airdrie, AB T4B 2S8

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Andrea Bartholet Box 55, Car twright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tholet@hotmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 16 Feb 19

Laurelly Beswitherick Box 274 Austin, MB R0H 0C0 Phone: 204.637.2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca MSA Director 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 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 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 Email: jenbernier4@hotmail.com YCSA President Carson Rodgers Phone: 204-871-0261 Email: rodger sfarms1@outlook.com

Feb 20 Mar 8 Mar12 Mar13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 21 Mar 22 apr 8

M&JFarMs /Glasman Farms simmental & angus Bull & Female sale Russell, MB Bonchuk Farms annual Bull sale Virden, MB rendezvous Farms 13th annual “Holiday Monday” simmental Bull and Female sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Mar Mac Farms Bull and Commercial Heifer sale Brandon, MB

rebels of the West simmental Bull sale Virden, MB Transcon’s Winnipeg simmental Bull sale Winnipeg, MB Prairie Partners Bull and Female sale Killarney, MB Transcon’s Premium Beef simmental Bull sale Neepawa, MB Family Tradition Charolais and simmental Bull sale Dropmore, MB Oakview/Perkin/Triple r simmental Bull sale Brandon, MB WLB Livestock 13th annual simmental Bull sale Douglas, MB Maple Lake stock Farms “Kick Off to spring” Bull sale Grande-Clairiere, MB Transcon’s Cattle Country simmental Bull sale Neepawa, MB Msa scholarship Heifer Winner: ron susinski of shoal Lake, MB raised $5790.00 Thank You to Dana and Megan Johns for the Donation Heifer.

Welcome to andrea Bertholet as the new President of the Msa, also to our three new Board Members: Kolton McIntosh, Kyle Taylor, and Nikki armstrong Thank You to Everett Olson for his years of service as the Msa President, and our retiring Board Members: Greg Woychyshyn- former Vice President and Trevor Peters

Tried, Tested, Proven Invest in Manitoba Simmental Bull Power and Cash in for years to come

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Canadian western agribition

2016 “Simmental Sweepstakes”

$2,500 Champion People’s Choice

$1,500 Reserve Champion People’s Choice

consigned by Erixon Simmentals, Clavet, SK.

consigned by Czech-Mate Livestock

Erixon

Lady 9D

CMS

$1, 000 Returned Ballot Draw Winner - Dallas Krueger

2016 SSA Scholarship Heifer Congratulations to the 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients! Paige Holmquist, Toby Noble, Kale Scherger, Darla Fedyk

Thank you... Bar P S Livestock

Peter Sweeten, Kipling, SK for donating the heifer. Bar P S Pol Whillimena 7D was won by Transcon Livestock, Sundre, AB. Congratulations!

Bar P S Pol Whillimena 7D

Sire: DOUBLE BAR D WHISTLER 173 MGS: DOUBLE BAR D HURLEY 140

The 2016 Scholarship Heifer raised $6,000.00!

Thank you to the following for making the scholarship auction a huge success! Bohrson Marketing Services Czech-Mate Livestock Juniors Livestock Pheasantdale Cattle Co. Storebo Farm Ashworth Farm & Ranch Barlee Simmentals Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. Hannah Simmentals Lazy Bar B Simmentals M & J Farms Pearson Farms Rosemead Farm Tim McVicar W2 Simmentals

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Zaila 629d

Meadow Acres Double Bar D Farm Knills Transport Rancier Farms Twisted Sisters Cattle Co. Aumack Simmentals Circle 7 Simmentals Deer Range Simmentals Jake Granger Lewis Farms Mader Ranches Peter Sweeten Snider Cattle Services Transcon Livestock Westman Farms

Crossroad Farms Harvie Ranching Little Willow Creek Ranch Silverlake Farms Alameda Agencies Bar A Simmentals Come As U R Forden Fairview Farm Kaitlyn Nostadts Lone Star McMillen Ranching Ltd. Ray Frehlick Spring Creek Simmentals Triple Rose Simmentals

Thank you to our Agribition Volunteers! Bryan Akre, Simmental Barn Boss Marlin Leblanc Tim Scherger Lane Scherger Kelly Manske Wes Mack Meghan Black Tyler Libke Kyle Ashworth Donna Asher Ryan Lundberg Sarah Delorme Blair McIntosh Lyle Forden Kirsten Fornwald Jada Tyler


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Simmental Sweepstakes Draw Winners 1) $7,500 sale credit to the 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Diamond M Ranch 2) $5,000 sale credit to the 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Mader Ranches 3) $2,500 sale credit to the 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Hannah Simmentals 4) $2,180 advertising credit to the Cattleman’s magazine - Twin Meadow Livestock 5) $2,115 advertising credit to the Alberta Beef/Beef Illustrated magazines - Come As U R Simmentals 6) Bova-Tech Ltd. - 1 Flush Pack - including cost of drugs/procedure and up to 5 implants.....Twisted Sisters Livestock 7) Masterfeeds - Gift Certificate for Rite-Lix Tub..... Maxwell Simmentals 8) Get R Done Embroidery - Custom Artwork.....TSN Livestock Pizza & Pop Sponsor 9) Red Willow Ranch Ltd - Shade Designs Rustic Magnetic Board.....Grant Gordon 10) Lane Reality Corp - Mystery Prize.....Robb Farms 11) Westgen/Semex - 5 units of semen from Semex Beef Sire Catalogue.....Czech-Mate Livestock 12) Bar T5 Trailer Sales, Saskatoon - $100 Gift Certificate.....Rob Young 13) Rio Nutrition - Rancher Family Gift Basket.....John Grant 14) Black Gold Simmental - $500 Sale Credit - Next Generation Bull Sale, Mar.11, 2017 & Gift.....Lori Moisan 15) Paradise Hill Ranch & Western - 50ml Cowboy Syringe & Tattoo Ink.....Joe Provenzano 16) Optimum Genetics - $500 towards Semen or Embryo Collection.....Dean Neitz Show Jacket Sponsor 17) Genex - 5 Units semen from Genex Cataloque.....Meadow Acres Farm 18) Allen Leigh Security & Communications - $500 credit towards a Cow Cam.....Dean Manson 19) X-T Livestock - G.I. Gypsy Custom Artwork.....Twin View Ranches 20) Wheatland Cattle Co - $1000 credit to bull purchase & $500 credit to towards commercial heifer Mar. 23, 2017.....Riley Chalack 21) Prairie Wind Farms - Custom Western Decor.....Snider’s Cattle Service 22) Crossroad Farms - $1000 sale credit to The Source Dec. 5, 2016 OR the 11th Annual Bull sale Feb. 22, 2017 & Gift.....Millington Ranch 23) Alameda Agencies - Bernie Brown Print.....Ray Frehlick 24) T Bar C - $500 credit to website design.....Meadow Acres 25) Meadow Acres - $500 Sale credit to “Maidens of the Meadow” Dec 10, 2016 or Bull sale Mar. 3, 2017 & Gift.....R Plus Simmentals 26) Dorran Marketing - Photography Session & Artwork.....Pheasantdale Cattle Co. 27) McMillen Ranching Ltd. - $500 sale credit to either Bull sale March 4, 2017 or Female Sale Dec. 9, 2016.....Jeff Morris 28) Ashworth Farm & Ranch -$1000 bull sale credit March 6, 2017 & Gift.....Grona Farms 29) Southwest Showcase Bull Sale - $500 sale credit, March 27, 2017 & Gift Basket.....Thomas Bohrson 30) SaskMade Marketplace - Agribition Survival Kit.....New Trend Cattle Co. 31) McIntosh Livestock/Kuntz Simmentals/SAJ Simmental - $1500 Sale credit 19th Annual Bull Sale Mar. 14, 2017 & Gift.....Hicks Simmental 32) Merial - “Longrange” Chair & toque.....Black Gold Simmental 33) Boehringer Ingelheim - Biomycin.....Storebo Farm 34) Boehringer Ingelheim - Biomycin.....Kuntz Simmental Farm 35) McCormack Family Ranch - $500 Sale Credit, 6th Annual Genetic Destination Bull Sale, Mar. 28, 2017 & Gift.....Red Top Livestock 36) Blair’s Ag - Blair’s Masterfeed Lick Tub.....Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. 37) Sandman Inn & Suites, Regina - 2 night accommodation.....Double G Simmentals 38) Sandman Inn & Suites, Regina - 2 night accommodation.....DownHill Simmentals 39) Days Inn Eastside, Regina - 1 night accommodation.....Peter Sweeten

atchewan Simmental Association

President: Ryan Lundberg (306) 295-7999 Secretary: Carolyn McCormack (306) 697-2945 email: sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

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UPCOMING BULL SALE Look for Simmental bull consignments on April 1, 2017 at the Maritime Beef Test Station in Nappan, NS.

MSA Board of Directors President: Don Godfrey, PE Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Kerwin Delong, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE Lacey Fisher, NS

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Rooms are reserved under the Canadian Simmental Association at the Delta Fredericton.

Start planning your trip to the

 August 10-13, 2017  in Fredericton, New Brunswick 


JOIN THE

EXCITEMENT YCSA National Board of Directors

President

Heather Creamer - Maritimes (902) 694-4308 heathercreamer@outlook.com

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Krista Whalen (819) 679-7964 kristawhalen15@hotmail.com

2nd Vice President & Director at Large

1st Vice President

Dylan Foley -ON (613) 913-9423 foleysimmentals@gmail.com

Craig Matthews- ON (613) 850-1807 cmatthews20@hotmail.com

Director at Large Wyatt Millar - SK (306) 371-2599 barw@sasktel.net

Paige Holmquist (306) 864- 7661 p.holmquist@hotmail.com

Manitoba

Carson Rodgers (204) 871-0261 rodgersfarms1@outlook.com

Alberta

Cathryn Thompson (780) 803-5662 gypseyrosesimmentals@yahoo.com

Kelsey Dust

YCSA Program Coordinator Canadian Simmental Association Cell: (306)291-7086 kdust@simmental.com

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Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship Justin is currently in the first year of his Masters program at the University of Alberta, where his area of study is ruminant nutrition. “I am both thankful and honored to be awarded one of the 2016 Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarships. Thank you to the Foundation for their consideration and the investment in the youth involved with the great Simmental breed.”

Justin Rosadiuk Evansburg, AB Currently, Brittany is enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Trillium College. “I am extremely honoured to be chosen as a recipient of one of the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Awards, I can’t thank you enough for the support and encouragement that you have provided to the youth of our breed. I will always be thankful for the many opportunities, learning experiences and life-long friends that have been provided to me over the years through the Simmental breed.” Brittany Barkley Ingleside, ON

2016 Dr. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarship Recipients Brianne is currently in her first year of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Okanogan Campus. “I am very honored and grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of Dr. Dixon Scholarship. Thank you Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for this Scholarship.” Brianne Harland Frenchman Butte , SK

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Matthew Edwards Carbon, AB

Matthew Edwards grew up in Carbon, AB where he has a passion for working with animals, which is evident through the time spent with 4H projects and horses. He is currently attending Ambrose University, enrolled in biology courses. Matthew intends to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine hoping to compliment his love for the farm.


Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship Carson Rodgers is currently in his second year of Animal Science at Lakeland College. “My family and I run Rodgers Farms, a mixed farm of grain and hogs. I am honoured to receive this scholarship, and I would like thank the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Association for all they do for the Simmental breed.�

Carson Rodgers Macgregor, MB

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation #13, 4101-19th St. NE., Calgary, AB T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 Fax: (403) 250-5121

2017 Friend of Canadian Simmental Foundation Tryon Simmentals We are extremely pleased to announce that Tryon Simmentals is the 2017 Friend of the Foundation. Frank along with his family have donated the heifer for Lot 1 of the auction. Tryon Simmentals has been breeding Fleckvieh Simmentals since 1986 when Frank along with his father Harry decided to get into purebred cattle. Over the years they have built the herd to 40-45 cows and began marketing them through the fleckvieh forum sale in Ontario from 1998 until they moved to the Bar 5 sale in 2009. They currently run about 45 cows and market cattle through the Eastern Harvest sale. The farm is a family affair with Frank, his wife Lynn and three boys Rowan, Davis and Bradley being involved. Thank you to the Robblee Family for this generous donation.

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Manitoba Ag Ex GRand Champion Female

GRand Champion Bull

October 28, 2016 - Brandon, MB Judges: Jill & Ryley Mader

SWAN LAKE RED CIRCUIT 28D

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: Wheatland Circuit Breaker Exhibited by: Swan Lake Farms Ltd.; Stoughton, SK

ERIXON LAD 42D

TWST LIZZIE HEARTS 56C

Sire: NUG Royal Red 324A Exhibited by: Erixon Simmentals; Clavet, SK

Sire: MR Hoc Broker Exhibited by: Twisted Sisters Livestock; Lloydminster, AB

Toronto Royal Winter Fair November 5, 2016 - Toronto, ON Judge: Bill Bigleni GRand Champion Bull

GRand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

ERIXON LADY 38B

Sire: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Exhibited by: Erixon Simmentals; Clavet, SK

LAROSE CHOCOLATE CHIP 2C

XCEL DAYTRADER 401D

GREYLEDGE SHIMMER N SHINE 74

Sire: MR Hoc Broker Exhibited by: Xcel Livestock; Russell, ON

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Exhibited by: Jetstream Livestock & R-Plus Simmentals; East Garafraxa, ON

Sire: MR CCF Vision Exhibited by: David Grey; Cookshire, QC

KDL DUNRAVEN DUDE

Sire: SVF/NJC Mo Better M217 Exhibited by: Dunraven Simmentals; Calumet Island, QC


Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up GRand Champion Female

GRand Champion Bull

November 2, 2016 - Lloydminster, SK Judge: Cole Harvie

Sire: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Exhibited by: Twisted Sisters Livestock & Halls Cattle Co.; Lloydminster, AB

BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmentals & BMS; Lloydminster, SK

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

MCINTOSH ADDICTIVE 5C

MCINTOSH FORMIDABLE 26D

SNIDER’S CIPHER 12D

Sire: SAJ Red Equalizer 7U Exhibited by: McIntosh Livestock; Maymont, SK

Sire: MR Parkhill On Rage Exhibited by: Snider’s Cattle Service; Viking, AB

Farmfair International - National Show GRand Champion & alBeRta supReme Champion Bull

GRand Champion Female

November 10, 2016 - Edmonton, AB Judge: Mick Trefiak

LFE BS VIOLET 641A

Harvie Red Summit 54B

Sire: KWA FLYR Red Mountain 16Z Exhibited by: Harvie Ranching, Hobbs Livestock, Round Em Up Livestock & Ellington Simmentals; Olds, AB

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: NCB Cobra 47Y Exhibited by: Mader Ranches, Canadian Donors & Rust Mountain View Ranch; Carstairs, AB

OUTLAW PRIMA DONNA 1B

Sire: MR Hoc Broker Exhibited by: Rock Star Cattle Co./Lone Star Angus; Sylvan Lake, AB

Harvie JDF Splash 108B

Sire: LFE BS Lewis 322U Exhibited by: Harvie Crest Cattle Co.; Olds, AB

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GRand Champion peRCentaGe Female

GRand Champion peRCentaGe Female Sire: B C Lookout 7024 Exhibited by: New Trend Cattle Company; Strathmore, AB

Canadian Western Agribition Judge: Dave Durie

GRand Champion Female

GRand Champion Bull

November 23, 2016 - Regina, SK

OUTLAW PRIMA DONNA 1B

Sire: MR Hoc Broker Exhibited by: Rock Star Cattle Co./Lone Star Angus; Sylvan Lake, AB

WHEATLAND ROYAL FLUSH 435

Sire: STF Royal Flush Exhibited by: Wheatland Cattle Co. & JP Cattle Co.; Bienfait, SK

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

TWST LIZZIE HEARTS 56C

Sire: MR Hoc Broker Exhibited by: Twisted Sisters Livestock; Lloydminster, AB

Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Hanover, ON September 10, 2016 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Sale Summary Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

61 61

$288,400.00 $288,400.00

$4,723.00 $4,723.00

Lot 1 - Car-Laur Cassandra755C S: PHS Youkon DS: Moses Consignor: Car-Laur Simmentals Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

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NEW TREND SPARKLE 4C

Sire: Remington Lock N Load 54U Exhibited by: Miller Show Cattle; Cremona, AB

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

RCC MISS SUPERNOVA 7C

$26,500.00

HARVIE RED SUMMIT 54B

Sire: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Exhibited by: Harvie Ranching, Hobbs Livestock, Round Em Up Livestock & Ellington Simmentals; Olds, AB

Lot 6 - Car-Laur Mschristina 759C S: Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: Champs Trilogy Consignor: Car-Laur Simmentals Buyer: Norfolk Cattle Co.

$15,000.00

Lot 7 - RHF Stubby Caliente 508C S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS:Taylors Black journey Consignor: Rehorst Farms Ltd. Buyer: Brooksland Farm

$11,000.00

Lot 11 - RHF Black Heather 555C S: Rehorst BLK Wheatland 680Y DS: Daume Legend M081 Consignor: Rehorst Farms Ltd Buyer: Lise Farms

$8,500.00

Lot 37 - Brooksland Myla S: SS/PRS High Voltage 244X DS:LFE Lewis 322U Consignor: Broosksland farms Buyer: Rehorst Farms

$8,000.00


Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures Female Sale Rimbey, AB October14, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Raffin

Sale Summary Fullblood Bred Heifers Purebred Bred Heifers Purebred Open Heifers Fullblood Open Heifers Semen & Flushes Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

24 16 4 3 3 50

$189,500.00 $92,900.00 $31,450.00 $12,950.00 $19,750.00 $346,550.00

$7,896.00 $5,806.00 $7,863.00 $4,317.00 $6,583.00 $6,931.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - Anchor D Kael 255C S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: South Seven Razzmatazz 7R Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Canadian Sires

$19,000.00

IRCC Quality Control Sale 1

Indian River, ON October 16, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Bred Females Open Heifers Flush Embryos Sale Total

33 26 2 4 65

Gross

Average

$212,900.00 $173,150.00 $11,250.00 $15,350.00 $412,650.00

$6,451.52 $6,659.62 $5,625.00 $3,837.50 $6,348.46

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - IRCC Bombshell 418B S: MR HOC Broker DS: SVF/NJC Built Right N48 Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Rancier Farms & Canadian Donors

Nappan, NS October 22, 2016 Auctioneer: Andy Carter

Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

10 10

$30,250.00 $30,250.00

$3,052.00 $3,025.00

Lot 37 - Black Diamond Destiny S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Consignor: Black Diamond Cattle Co Buyer: Timberbook Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 41 - OJ Biscuit 1D S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: Little Man’s Eye Candy 103Z Consignor: Sniders Cattle Services Buyer: Knight Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 40 - OJ True Color 4B S: Little Man’s Eye Candy 103Z DS: BDZ Rustler 544R Consignor: Sniders Cattle Services Buyer: Knight Farms

$14,000.00

Lot 5 - Anchor D Zaylee 19B S: BEE Valor 1A DS: South Seven Razzmatazz 7R Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$12,000.00

Lot 2 - IRCC Cherry Bomb 513C S: MR HOC Broker DS: FVRF Red Sky 40L Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$28,000.00

Lot 28 - Barlee Goldilocks S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Consignor: Barlee Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Farms

$21,000.00

Lot 4 - IRCC Debutante 634D S: IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B DS: IRCC Zephyer Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Dudgeon Land & Cattle

$17,000.00

Lot 41 - Windy Knoll Dill Pickle 3D S: TNT Top Gun R244 DS: FGAF Seldom 835L Consignor: Windy Knoll Farm Buyer: Nathan Greeno

$4,000.00

Lot 36 - Hidden H Champ S: Champs Bravo DS: S-Paw Red Tanner 54T Consignor: Hidden H Simmentals Buyer: New Meadow Farms

$3,900.00

Lot 39 - Forest Hill Gertie 6D S: GWS/SCF Rendition DS: MR NCL Upgrade U8676 Consignor: Matheson Farms Buyer: New Meadow Farms

$3,100.00

Lot 35 - TBF 52Y De Ja Vu 5D S: Springcreek Lotto 52Y DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Consignor: Thunderbrook Farms Buyer: Ran Mar Farms

$3,000.00

$37,000.00

Salt Water Simmental Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 10 - Anchor D Adley 175C S: Double Bar D Intuition DS: PRL Philedelphia 49P Consignor: Anchor D Ranch Buyer: Silver Lake Simmentals

$5,700.00

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4Th Annual Rust Mountain View Queens Of The Pasture Production Sale October 31, 2016 Mercer, ND Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

46 46

$231,550.00 $231,550.00

$5,033.70 $5,033.70

High Selling Lots

Lot 1A - Rust Miss 505C S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: TNT Impact H21 Buyer: Mader Ranches

$10,500.00

2016 Fall Fusion Stockade Roundup All Breed Sale Lloydminster, SK November 4, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Open Heifers Black Angus Open Heifers Black Angus Bred Heifers Red Angus Open Heifers Red Angus Bred Heifers Shorthorn Open Heifers Speckle Park Open Heifers Angus Embryos Angus Semen Sale Totals

6 13 3 4 1 2 6 1 1 30

Gross $52, 500.00 $59,500.00 $14,250.00 $9,500.00 $6,000.00 $9,000.00 $52,500.00 $3,600.00 $1,500.00 $154,250.00

Average $8,750.00 $4,576.92 $4,750.00 $2,375.00 $6,000.00 $4,500.00 $8,750.00 $3,600.00 $1,500.00 $5,141.67

Simmental Open Heifers 12 Simmental Bred Heifer 1 Simmental Flush 1 Simmental Embyros 10 Angus Open Heifers 14 Angus Bred Heifers 3 Charolais Heifer Calves 3 Hereford Heifer Calves 7 Limousin Bull Calf 0.5 Limousin Heifer Calves 2 Shorthorn Heifer Calves 6

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Lot 9 - Rust Miss 635D S: Come As U R Red Rocket DS: LFE Red Casino 3036X Buyer: Meadow Acres

$7,500.00

Lot 3B - Rust Miss 570C S: LFE Commissioner 811Z DS: TNT Gunner N208 Buyer: Beechinor Bros.

$7,500.00

Lot 3A- Rust Miss 573C S: LFE Commissioner 811Z DS: TNT Gunner N208 Buyer: Erixon Simmentals

$7,000.00

High Selling Lots Lot 5 - Snider’s Cipher 12D S: Mr Parkhill On Rage DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Sniders’s Cattle Service Buyer: Rafter 4T Farms Ltd.

$16,000.00

Lot 4 - McIntosh Divine 27D S: CCR CowBoy Cut 504 DS: RF Double Up 37W Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: West Hill Ranch Simmentals

$13,250.00

Lot 2 - SVS Black lady 654D $6,000.00 S: MRL Summit 65Z DS: LFE Cross Fire 635T Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Snider’s Cattle Services & Maple Falls Simmentals Lot 6 - TY-D’S Duck And Cover 2D S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: TY-D Livestock Buyer: Russell Aumack 1

Shorthorn Pick Of 2017 Calf Crop1

Toronto, ON November 5, 2016 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar Cattle Co. Ltd.

Lots

$9,750.00

Shorthorn Bred Heifer

The Royal Elite All Breeds Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 2B - Rust Miss 5208C S: Come As U R Red Rocket DS: IPU Revolution 172U Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

Sale Total

50.5

$6,000.00

$4,900.00 $17,000.00 $239,150.00

$4,900.00 $17,000.00 $5,804.95

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$58,950.00 $8,250.00 $5,750.00 $13,900.00 $93,700.04 $24,500.01 $9,249.99 $32,449.97 $17,000.00 $8,000.00 $19,150.02

$4,912.50 $8,250.00 $5,750.00 $1,390.00 $6,692.86 $8,166.67 $3,083.33 $4,635.71 $17,000.00 $4,000.00 $3,191.67

Lot 34- Triple Rose Cypress S: Spring Creek Lotto 52Y DS:Black Bear Consignor: Triple Rose Simmentals Buyer: Riley Colak & Hill Top Simmentals

$8,250.00

Lot 35- Triple Rose Dora S: W/C Wide Track 664Y DS: CLO LTS Entourage 72T Consignor: Triple Rose Simmentals Buyer: Scott Land & Cattle

$8,000.00

Lot 36- Weplers Day Drunk S: FBF1 Combustible DS: Destiny Buckeye Consignor: Weppler Cattle Co Buyer: Geln Tebman

$7,500.00


Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 36th Annual Sale Cypress River, MB November 12, 2016 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

73 73

$270,750.00 $270,750.00

$3,709.00 $3,709.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - Oakview Casey 38C S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z DS: IPU Roughrider 2T Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Triple R Simmentals

$11,000.00

3rd Annual Western Harvest Female Sale Innisfail, AB November 17, 2016 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Purebred Bred Heifers 10

Fullblood Bred Heifers

28 Red Purebred Bred Heifers 22 Sale Total 60

Gross

Average

$55,600.00 $185,350.00 $98,700.00 $339,650.00

$5,560.00 $6,620.00 $4,486.00 $5,661.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 32 - CMS Elvira 456B S: SS/PRS High Voltage 244X DS: Lazy S Rolex 568X Consignor: Czech-Mate Livestock Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals

$15,500.00

The 46th Agribition Simmental Sale Regina, SK November 23, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Open Heifers Embryos Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

4 24 3 31

$46,750.00 $179,700.00 $24,700.00 $251,150.00

$11,688.00 $7,488.00 $7,800.00 $8,102.00

Lot 2 - HTH Honey 47C $20,000.00 S: LFE Strong Arm 815Z DS: Rockyhills Token Consignor: Hilltop Holdings Buyer: Sunrise Simmentals & JP Cattle Co.

Lot 24 - Silverlake Chloe 44C S: WLB Eight Ball 377W 382 Y DS: Remington Red Label HR Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Triple R Simmentals

$8,000.00

Lot 29 - BERTS Ms Charisma 36C S: KWA Chakota 374A DS: Winchester HR Consignor: Bert’s NR Simmentals Buyer: Oakview Simmentals

$7,300.00

Lot 20 - Silverlake Calla 91C S: LFS Pol Balboa 40U DS: Double Bar D Adonis 603N Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 2 - Oakview Camila 226C S: Wheatland Circuit Breaker DS: Oakview Accomplish 62A Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$6,500.00

Lot 6 - Virginia Cowgirl 541C S: Virginia Radison 5Z DS: KCN E208 Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Gibbons Farms

$14,750.00

Lot 1 - Virginia Chorus-Line 536C S: Virginia Radison 5Z DS: Virginia Michelangelo 27W Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$14,500.00

Lot 3 - Virginia Can-Can Gal 525C $13,500.00 S: Virginia Radison 5Z DS: Virginia Michelangelo 27W Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rand-Mar Management & Farms Ltd. Lot 18 - Virginia Clendargal 507C S: Canadian Neff DS: Anchor “T” Titanic 22E Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$13,000.00

Lot 1 - SVS Blk Lizzy 533C S: SVS Milwaukee 53A DS:JS Sure Bet 4T Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Mader Ranches

$13,500.00

Lot 12 - McIntosh Nashville 2D S: McIntosh Big Dog 29B DS: Twin Brae Tennasee Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Skytrack Ranch

$13,500.00

Lot 29 - SLY Elles Power & Elegance S: HC Power Drive 88H DS: SVF Steel Force 5701 Consignor: Double R Farms Buyer: Dylan Fuller

$12,000.00

Lot 10 - Mader Shiver N Shake 78D S: Mader Wolfe Pack 150A DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Diamond M Ranch

$10,500.00

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Harvest Hoedown

Neepawa, MB November 28, 2016 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Purebred Bred Heifers 17 Black Purebred Open Heifer 1

Fullblood Bred Heifers Fullblood Open Heifers Purebred Bred Heifers Purebred Open Heifer Sale Total

High Selling Lots

18 3 18 2 59

Gross

Average

$93,398.00 $2,200.00 $84,546.00 $12,398.00 $76,158.00 $7,900.00 $276,600.00

$5,494.00 $2,200.00 $4,697.00 $4,133.00 $4,231.00 $3,950.00 $4,688.00

Lot 20 - NAC 86C S: EGC Moneystripe 82A DS: MJ Red Rock 49M Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: High Bluff Stock Farms

$13,000.00

Camrose Country Classic

Camrose, AB November 29, 2016 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

51 19 70

$298,250.00 $95,900.00 $394,150.00

$5,848.00 $5,047.00 $5,631.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 31 - Skors Black Tessa 401B S: HFS High Roller DS: Skors Black Enticer 4W Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$13,500.00

Windy Hill Livestock Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK November 30, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Sim/Angus Bulls Sim/Angus Bred Heifers Angus Bulls Angus Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

8 10 12 10 40

$55,000.00 $55,200.00 $55,250.00 $51,500.00 $216,950.00

$6,875.00 $5,520.00 $4,604.00 $5,150.00 $5,424.00

Lot 3 - WHL Long Ton 1510C S: Remington Lock N Load DS: 21AR Roundup 7005 Buyer: Muirhead Cattle Co.

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$13,000.00

Lot 38 - Triple T Gypsy 8C S: Sibbelle Coda 17A DS: Double Bar D Make M Plled Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$11,750.00

Lot 9 - SBSF Black Cameo 70C S: CMS Sochi 307A DS: ACS Black Jack 758T Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Creekside Cattle Co.

$11,000.00

Lot 43 - PWK Ms Carla 78A 10C S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z DS: WFL Mr Westway 85X Consignor: Workman Farms Buyer: McRuer Simmentals

$9,250.00

Lot 45 - PWK Ms Blk Candy 42Z 19C S: More’s Tank 108Y DS: Wheatland Bull 15X Consignor: Workman Farms Buyer: WLB Livestock

$9,000.00

Lot 17 - NUG Chantel 506C S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: HC Power Drive 88H Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: McMillen Ranching

$12,500.00

Lot 53 - WJS Curtain Call 575C S: Crossroad Black Bolt 263A DS: 20/20 Black Property 36P Consignor: WJ Simmentals Buyer: Silvertop Simmentals

$11,000.00

Lot 20 - NUG Christine 553C S: HC Powerdrive 88H DS: Triple C El Poderoso Rey Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Crowe Bros.

$10,500.00

Lot 30 - Skors Dakota 217C S: 3D Black Throttle DS: Skors Black Enticer Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Tri-K Cattle Co

$10,000.00

Lot 24 - WHL Black Angel 1501C S: SVS Captian Morgan 11Z DS: S A V Net Worth 4200 Buyer: Rancier Farms

$10,500.00

Lot 1 - WHL Stratton 1531C S: FBF1 Combustible DS: BC Eagle Eye 110-7 Buyer: Chapman Cattle Co.

$8,750.00

Lot 25 - WHL Countess 1509C S: FBF1 Combustible DS: S A V Final Answer 0035 Buyer: Black Sand Cattle Co.

$7,500.00

Lot 28 - WHL Clova Pride 1512C S: Remington Lock N Load DS: S A V 004 Density 4336 Buyer: Cowtrax Cattle Co.

$7,000.00


Lewis Farms Leading Ladies Female Sale Spruce Grove, AB December 3, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bred Heifers 47 Angus Bred Heifers 18 Commercial Bred Heifers 45 Sale Total 110

Gross

Average

$462,950.00 $109,620.00 $93,600.00 $666,170.00

$9,850.00 $6,090.00 $2,080.00 $6,056.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 29 - LFE BS Harlow 639B S: LFE Commissioner 811Z DS: LFE Bundi 300X Buyer: JP Cattle Co

$37,000.00

SimPower Bred Female Sale

Innisfail, AB December 2, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Preg Recips Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

45 5 50

$312,100.00 $30,500.00 $342,600.00

$6,935.56 $6,100.00 $6,852.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - WFL Ms Red Flash 584C S: Moes Mind Trip 902A DS: R Plus Blackedge Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Nickel Farms

$15,000.00

The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, AB December 5, 2016 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Open Heifers Bull Calf Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

47 24 1 72

$260,100.00 $108,150.00 $10,500.00 $378,750.00

$5,534.00 $4,506.00 $10,500.00 $5,260.00

Lot 4 - Crossroad Cleopatra 149C $22,000.00 S: Crossroad Degree 294A DS:Crossroad Bartender 380W Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Westgold Farms & Rusylvia Cattle Co.

Lot 1 - LFE RS Amber 77C S: LFE Springsteen 449Y DS: STF Unanimous Buyer: McIntosh Ranch

$23,500.00

Lot 15- LFE BS Charo 38C S: LFE Beer Money 811Y DS: LFE Bring It Black 811K Buyer: Lewis Livestock

$22,000.00

Lot 20 - LFE BS Crocus 9C S: LFE Commissioner 811Z DS: Mr NLC Superior Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms

$21,500.00

Lot 49 - SBV Abby 37C S: LFE Landslide 572Z DS: NUG Colorado 13U Buyer: Quinn Wilson

$17,000.00

Lot 48 - RF Joys Elegance 567C S: SVF Steel Force S701 DS: 3C Macho M450 BZ Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 24 - Mader Sugar Ray 49C S: FBF1 Combustible DS: Mader P Black Ironman 22U Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$11,500.00

Lot 39- Harvie Ms Pepsi 179C S: Rust Bull 66Z DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Kevin Carson

$11,500.00

Lot 44 - Harvie Lara Croft 23C S: Rust Bull 66Z DS: KOP Final Drive 33Y Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Kevin Carson

$11,500.00

Lot 11 - Crossroad Dicolette 87D S: FBF1/SF Ignition DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms

$12,750.00

Lot 14 - Black Gold Ms Flora 13D S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

$10,500.00

Lot 76 - Bar KR Redwood 10 D S: LFE Red Casino 3036X DS: TNT Dynamite Black L 137 Consignor: Aumack Simmentals Buyer: Crocus Simmentals

$10,500.00

Lot 3 - Crossroad Corsage 159C S: Crossroad Degree 294A DS: Branded Beef LCC L397L Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Weal Cattle Co.

$8,750.00

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Keystone Konnection Simmental Sale Brandon, MB December 6, 2016 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Keystone Sale Management

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

8 10 36 54

$34,000.00 $34,650.00 $142,400.00 $211,050.00

$4,250.00 $3,465.00 $3,956.00 $3,908.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 6 -Cherry Creek Hendrix 34C S: Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: Exodus Consignor: Cherry Creek Farm Buyer: D&D George

$6,000.00

Double Bar D Sharing The Herd Fall Female Sale Grenfell, SK December 7, 2016 Auctioneer: Chris Poley & Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Fleckvieh Bred Heifers Fleckvieh Bred Cows

Lots

Gross

Average

24 2

$174,349.92 $9,250.00

$7,264.58 $4,625.00

2 5 7 1 7 108

$171,925.00 $83,700.00 $30,250.00 $36,750.00 $35,000.00 $6,000.00 $32,249.98 $709,000.00

$7,475.00 $5,231.25 $15,125.00 $7,350.00 $5,000.00 $6,000.00 $4,607.14 $6,626.17

Fleckvieh Open Heifers 21 Black Purebred Bred Heifers 23 Black Purebred Open Heifers 16

Black Purebred Cows

Red Purebred Bred Heifers Red Purebred Open Heifers

Pregnant Recipient Sim/Angus Bred Heifers Sale Total

$130,860.03

$6,321.43

Transcon’s Simmsational 39th Annual Simmental Sale

Moose Jaw, Sk December 8, 2016 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Black Purebred Bred Fullblood Bred Heifers Purebred Bred Heifers Black Open Heifers Purebred Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 9 2 28 3 3 45

Gross

$96,553.00 $19,500.00 $231,197.00 $16,750.00 $ 8,200.00 $327,200.00

Average

$10,728.00 $9,750.00 $8,257.00 $5,583.00 $ 2,733.00 $8,271.00

Lot 1 - IPU 197X Pocahontas 61C $29,000.00 S: IPU Red Zone 16A DS: TNT Accelerator S226 Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Red Top Livestock/ Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

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Lot 31 - Mar Mac Southern Belle S: Swan Lake Tombstone 40Y DS: Westfall Voyager 721P Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Schweitzer Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 39 - More’s Ms Callie 508C S: Hooks Shear Force 38K DS: MRL 91Y Consignor: More Bros Simmentals Buyer: Creekside Simmentals

$8,000.00

Lot 33 - Mar-Mac Cover Girls 115D S: MRL Predestined 63B DS: ACC1 Hustler 2N Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Northern Light Simmentals

$7,250.00

Lot 8 - Cherry Creek Epic 3D S: FGAF Magnum 901Z DS: Crossroad Tuxedo 222T Consignor: Cherry Creek Farm Buyer: Kevin Lang

$6,000.00

High Selling Lots Lot 6 - Double Bar D Josie 288B S: MFI Jeremiah 9022 DS: Gibby’s Real Deal 25T Buyer: G & B Feeders

$29,000.00

Lot 60 - Double Bar D Brett 454B S: JF American Pride 0987X DS: Biss Toby 818P Buyer: Outlaw Cattle

$26,000.00

Lot 32 - Double Bar D Feather 575B S: JF American Pride 0987X DS: Bar None Maximizer Buyer: Woodford Simmentals

$18,000.00

Lot 83 - Double Bar D Peg 281C S: MFI Jeremiah 9022 DS: Double Bar D Lincoln Buyer: Woodford Simmentals

$16,000.00

Lot 2 - IPU 89W Ms Noremac 66C S: IPU Red Zone 16A DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Quinn Wilson

$25,000.00

Lot 13 - Sunny Valley Destiny 35C $21,000.00 S: SVS Captian Morgan 11Z DS: Nichols Blk Destiny D12 Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Farms Ltd./ Rusylvia Cattle Co. Lot 10 - IPU Temptress Clair 105C S: MRL EL Tigre 52Z DS: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Czech-Mate Livestock

$20,000.00

Lot 6 - IPU 209P Ms Red Zoe 140C S: IPU Red Zone 16A DS: Hart Red Chief J242 Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Packet Ag Ventures Inc.

$15,000.00


Meadow Acres “Maidens of the Meadow” Sale Alameda, SK December 10, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

57 57

$399,200.00 $399,200.00

$7,004.00 $7,003.51

High Selling Lots

Lot 9 - MAF Reba 250B S: Springcreek Lotto 52Y DS: ACS Red Rebel 656S Buyer: First Class Cattle

$35,000.00

Shades Of The Praries

Brandon, MB December 12, 2016 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Open Heifer Yearling Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

30 27 1 58

$230,850.00 $131,550.00 $17,000.00 $379,400.00

$7,695.00 $4,872.00 $17,000.00 $6,541.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 9 - KWA MS Authority 84C S: CDI Authority 77X DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Robb Farms

$27,000.00

Stoughton Farms Complete Herd Dispersal Lloydminster, SK December 12, 2016 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Cow/Bull Calf Pairs Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs Single Cows Open Heifer Bull Calves Bred Heifers Herd Bulls Embryos Units Semen Sale Total

35 61 48 5 2 54 6 3 40 211

Gross $235,700.15 $384,199.96 $152,400.00 $12,650.00 $4,000.00 $164,750.22 $59,500.02 $1,950.00 $2,100.00 $1,013,200.00

Lot 21- MAF Tess 184C S: FBF1 Combustible DS: Springcreek Knock Out 68W Buyer: Westgold Farms Ltd.

$24,000.00

Lot 1 - MAF Seanna 48C $20,000.00 S: NUG Royal Red 342A DS: Crossroad Bartender 380W Buyer: Quinn Wilson, Deeg Simmentals, Canadian Donors Lot 4 - MAF Pocahontas 87C S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Buyer: Pheasantdale Cattle Co.

$18,500.00

Lot 12 - MAF Montana 113C S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Misty Meadows Farm

$13,000.00

Lot 24 - DHS Miss 15C S: LRX Wally 39A DS: ACS Black Jack 758T Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Robb Farms

$20,000.00

Lot 10 - KWA MS Vision 141C S: MR CCF Vision DS: KWA Limited 71P Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Casey Claffy

$19,000.00

Lot 1 -Silverlake Rocky 238C $17,000.00 S: LFS Pol Balboa 40U DS: Silverlake Storm Consignor: Silver Lake Simmentals Buyer: Bonchuk Farms & Bouchard Livestock Lot 11 - KWA MS Mountain 230C S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z DS: Tess Red 56Y Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Downhill Simmentals

$16,000.00

High Selling Lots Lot 15/15A - SFM BS 119B & SFM BS 18D $20,250.00 S: JT New Design 24W DS: RKTS Cub 10S Calf S: NCB Cobra 47Y Buyer: WLB Livestock

Average $6,734.29 $6,298.36 $3,175.00 $2,530.00 $2,000.00 $3,050.93 $9,916.67 $650.00 $52.50 $4,801.90

Lot 216- Skors casino S: LFE Casino 3036X DS: KOP Crosby 137W Buyer: Stout Bros.

$20,000.00

Lot 135/135A - SFM 99W & SFMRS 146D $15,000.00 S: Lazy Red Power Line 486S DS: Ssfm Red Dynamite 3P Calf S:LFE Red Prospector 307A Buyer: Kuntz Simmental Farm Lot 168/168A - SFM 109W & SFM RS 26D $7,000.00 S: Lazy S Red Pwerline 486S DS:Shawacres Nick 52N Calf S: LFE Red Prospector 307A Buyer: Kuntz Simmental Farm/ Maxwell Simmentals

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Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden,MB December 13, 2016 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

74 74

$282,750.00 $282,750.00

$3,821.00 $3,821.00

Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 45 - BLCC Miss Red Rock 179C S: KWA Red Rock 5T DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch

$11,500.00

Transcon’s 23rd Southern Alberta Round-Up Stavely, AB December 13, 2016 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

2 Year Old FullBlood Bulls

3

2 Year Old Black Purebred Bulls 2

Yearling Fullblood Bulls 33 Yearling Black Purebred Bulls 4 Fullblood Bred Heifers 13 Fullblood Open Heifers 8 Sale Total 63

Gross

Average

$15,100.00 $8,000.00 $218,200.00 $24,850.00 $53,750.00 $43,150.00 $363,050.00

$5,033.00 $4,000.00 $6,612.00 $6,213.00 $4,135.00 $5,394.00 $5,763.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1A - Ricochet Diamond 5116C S: Arni 8M DS: BEL Western Union 2ND Consignor: Riochet Stock Farms Buyer: MI Simmentals

$14,000.00

Friday Night Lights

Olds, AB December 16, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

48 48

$675,350.00 $675,350.00

$14,070.00 $14,070.00

Lot 21 - Erixon Lady 24D S: MRL Pretty Reckless 68B DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: H Bar 8

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$40,000.00

Lot 77 - BLCC Miss Red Rock 305C S: KWA Red Rock 5T DS: Ankonian Rad Caeser Buyer: Hair Hill Cattle Co

$7,000.00

Lot 35 - BLCC Miss Cowboy 136C S: BLCC MR Whistler 432X DS: SU Rochester 75R Buyer: Pemblock Farms

$5,750.00

Lot 1 - BLCC Miss Stubby 2C S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: BHR Baron SA 2842P Buyer: Prairie Harvest Farms

$5,500.00

Lot 25 - BLCC Miss Dealer 96C S: Erixon Deaker 63Z DS: LFE Lewis 322U Buyer: Charles Fafard

$5,250.00

Lot 39 - Parview Mr Walker 568C S: JB CDN Wind Walker 1102 DS: SS Guiness Original 29U Consignor: Parview Stock Farms Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$13,000.00

Lot 22 - Ricochet Dion 615D S: Ricochet Ace 347A DS: WNLP Usher 32U Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: East Cardston Farming Co.

$11,000.00

Lot 24 - Ricochet Damian 631D S: Ricochet Ace 347A DS: JB Doctor Duke 442D Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: Willow Creek Farming Co.

$11,000.00

Lot 19 - Ricochet Dawson 624D S: JNR’s Warrior DS: Ricochet Samson 607S Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: Black Acre Farms Ltd.

$10,500.00

Lot 7 - Daines Miss Sizzling 43C S: Remington Macho 208X DS: Daines T510 124P Consignor: Daines Cattle Buyer: Southpaw Cattle Co.

$40,000.00

Lot 14 - WFL Red Sage 506C $37,000.00 S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: R Plus Redge 8018U Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals, Deeg Simmentals & Canadian Donors Lot 30 - Mader All Day All Night 6D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Mader Dictator 27Z Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: KCH Cattle Co.

$35,000.00

Lot 20 - NGDB Lady Devine 609D S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: Anchor D Imax 250Y Consignor: Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Buyer: Starwest Simmentals

$30,000.00


Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation

Red Deer, AB December 18, 2016 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bull Calves Bred Heifers Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots 4 28 18 50

Gross

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$52,251.00 $165,349.00 $79,350.00 $296,950.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 51 - JNR Broker S: MFI BamBam DS: BEL C&B Western 2ND Consignor: JNR Farms/Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Buyer: Wolfe Farms/Keato Meadows

$13,063.00 $5,905.00 $4,408.00 $5,939.00

$21,000.00

Transcon’s Ultimate Red and Black Red Deer, AB December 18, 2016 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Black Bred Heifers Red Bred Heifers Black Open Heifers Red Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

14 16 12 15 57

$92,701.00 $82,048.00 $64,551.00 $78,150.00 $317,450.00

$6,622.00 $5,128.00 $5,379.00 $5,210.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 122B - BEE Cheerleader 527C $22,000.00 S: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y DS: IPU Red Touchdown 32S Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Rand-Mar Managements & Farms Ltd.

Moosomin, SK December 20, 2016 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Black Simm Bred Cows Red Simm Bred Cows Black Simm Bred Heifers Red Simm Bred Heifers Half Blood Bred Heifers Black Angus Bred Heifers Flush Commercial Cows Angus Bred Cows Sale Total

$20,000.00

Lot 11 - LFS Axel 1D S: Virginia Thunderous 407A DS: LFS POL Dark Storm 50X Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Buyer: Double G Simmentals

$13,750.00

Lot 3 - BEE Tricia 543C S: FGAF Magnum 901Z DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Beehinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: DGR Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

Lot 35 - Starwest Pol Diamond 209D S: Double Bar D Rival 201A DS: Champs Bravo Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle Corp.

$10,500.00

Lot 124 - Ultra Miss Reload 32C S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: WFL Mr Westway 16Y Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals

$18,000.00

Lot 148 - Skors Magnolia 146D S: HFS High Roller 12T DS: CDI Authority 77X Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Triangle Stock Farms

$17,000.00

Lot 123B - BEE/DGR Genie 549C S: FBF1 Combustible DS: CG Tracker 45T Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Ultra Livestock

$16,000.00

Lot 147 - Skors Black Mickey 4D S: W/C Wide Track 694Y DS: Mr NLC Superior S6018 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Triple R Simmentals

$12,750.00

High Selling Lots

Spring Creek Simmentals Golden Opportunity III Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 6 - Wolfes Caitlin FF37C S: Brink Geronimo A310 DS: BEL C&B Western 2ND Consignor: Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

Lots

Gross

Average

10 12 15 9 17 9 1 19 3 76

$67,000.00 $63,250.00 $59,450.00 $34,950.00 $79,000.00 $36,650.00 $10,500.00 $47,725.00 $7,300.00 $358,100.00

$6,700.00 $5,271.00 $3,963.00 $3,883.00 $4,647.00 $4,072.00 $10,500.00 $2,512.00 $2,433.00 $4,712.00

Lot 14 - Springcreek Beauty 33U S: TNT Knock Out R206 DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 19 - Springcreek Rose 101X S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 4 - Springcreek B Gold 18X S: Springcreek Teddy 72U DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 9 - Springcreek Arrow 104X S: Springcreek Blk Tank 99T DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Buyer: Sunrise Simmentals

$7,500.00

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Twin Brae Bred Female Herd Dispersal Virden, MB December 21, 2016 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bull calves Purebred Bull Calves Black Bull Calves Black Bulls Fullblood Heifer Calves Purebred Heifer Calves BLK Heifer Calves Fullblood Bred Heifers Purebred Bred Heifers BLK Bred Heifers Fullblood Bred 2 year Olds

2 8 8 2 2 5 8 1 20 19 2

Gross

Average

$6,600.00 $24,949.00 $24,645.00 $16,500.00 $5,500.00 $13,649.00 $23,448.00 $4,200.00 $53,355.00 $52,095.00 $6,200.00

$3,300.00 $3,119.00 $3,081.00 $8,250.00 $2,750.00 $2,730.00 $2,931.00 $4,200.00 $2,668.00 $2,742.00 $3,100.00

Rainalta Simmental & Charolais Complete Dispersal

Lots

Simmental Bred Heifers 30 Simmental Cows/BC Pairs 27 Simmental Cows/HC Pairs 27 Simmental Bred Cows 39 simmental Bull Calves 6 Simmental Open Heifers 8 Pregnant Recipients 2 Sale Total 186

Gross

Average

$144,350.00 $277,500.00 $191,000.00 $150,650.00 $25,200.00 $26,300.00 $9,700.00 $1,107,800.00

$4,812.00 $10,278.00 $7,075.00 $3,863.00 $4,200.00 $3,288.00 $4,850.00 $5,956.00

New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale: Volume 5 Olds, AB December 31, 2016 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Markerting Services

Sale Summary Simmental Embryos Simmental Semen Simmental Flush Sale Total

Lot 2 - Twin Brae Edge 731A S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: NCL 64Y Tomcat Buyer: Kevin Shwaluk

$9,500.00

Lot 28 - Twin Brae Bewitiched 445B S: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Buyer: McIntosh Ranch

$8,750.00

Lot 23 - Rainalta Casino Nova 64C S: LFE Red Casino 303X DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Buyer: Robb Farms

$11,500.00

Lot 68A - Rainalta Crown Royal 43D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS:KNK/CRSR Red Bull 53T Buyer: Bone Creek Ranches

$9,000.00

Lot 13- Rainalta 24S Authority 30C S: CDI Authority 77X DS: LFE Bombshell 508N Buyer: Robb Farms

$8,500.00

Lot 85A- Rainalta Rock 10D S: KWA Rock 78Z DS: IPU Accelerator 46U Buyer: Osadczuck Cattle Co.

$8,300.00

Lot 9- JB CDN Kananakis 4019 S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: MRLN Roger Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Buyer: Mark Land & cattle

$11,000.00

$3,200.00

$3,000.00

Lots

Gross

Average

117 377 2 1042

$167,300.00 $76,750.00 $25,500.00 $545,460.00

$1,430.00 $204.00 $12,750.00 $523.47

Lot 100- Embryos S: Profit D:CAJS Elegant Force W24 Consignor: Boss Lake Genetics Buyer: Travis MacPherson

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$2,914.00 $2,942.00 $3,110.00 $3,064.00 $3,449.00 $2,900.00 $3,094.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 10A- Embryos S: Wheatland Royal Flush D: LFE BS Sheila 82A Consignor:JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Stewart Cattle Co.

Lot 8- RF Scream 215Z S:MR Hock Broker DS: SS Ebonys Intuition 802 Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: Quinn Wilson

$20,396.00 $38,246.00 $46,648.00 $110,302.00 $113,817.00 $ 8,700.00 $569,250.00

High Selling Lots

Brooks, AB December 29, 2016 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Purebred Bred 2yr Olds 7 Black 2 year Olds 13 Fullblood Bred Cows 15 Purebred Bred Cows 36 Black Purebred Bred Cows 33 Commercial Bred 3 Sale Total 184

$14,500.00


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ABC Cattle Co. .............................................. 92 Adair Ranch ................................................... 88 Alameda Agencies Ltd. .................................. 98 Alliance Simmental Farms ............................. 95 Alta Genetics ................................................. 99 Anchor D Ranch ............................................ 88 Applecross ..................................................... 88 Arrow Creek Simmentals ............................... 35 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. .................. 29, 92 Aumack Simmentals ...................................... 92 Bar CL Livestock ........................................... 88 Beagle Simmentals.................................. 26, 88 Beechior Bros. ............................................... 88 Big Rock Simmentals .................................... 88 Black River Farms ......................................... 95 BlackSand Cattle Company........................... 94 Blushrose Simmental Farm ...................... 32,92 Bohrson Marketing Services.... 7, 24, 38, 43, 99 Bonchuk Farms ............................................. 94 Boomer Creek Livestock ............................... 95 Bouchard Livestock International ...................... ......................................... 3, 4, 5, 29, 35, 51, 99 Boundary Ranch ...................................... 50, 92 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................ 99 Bow Valley Genetics ...................................... 99 Brooksland Farms ......................................... 95 BS Ranch ...................................................... 88 Canadian Bull Congress ................................ 98 Canadian Cattlemen ...................................... 99 Carey, Brent................................................... 98 Car-Laur Simmentals..................................... 95 Casaloma Cattle Company............................ 92 Cattle Cures................................................... 98 Circle G Simmentals & Angus ....................... 88 City View Simmentals .................................... 92 Clearwater Simmentals ........................... 28, 88 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh ................................. 95 Crossroad Farms ........................................... 92 Curtis Simmentals ......................................... 37 Czech-Mate Livestock ................................... 88 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ........ 99 Deeg Simmental ............................................ 89 DeQuier Farms .............................................. 31 Destiny Simmentals ....................................... 95 Diamond T Simmentals ................................. 89 Don Heggie Simmentals ................................ 89 Donovandale Farms ...................................... 95 Dora Lee Genetics......................................... 95 Dorran Marketing Inc. .................................... 98 100

Dorran, Steve ................................................ 98 Double Bar D Farms .............................. IFC, 92 Double G Simmentals.................................... 92 Downey Farms ........................................ 35, 94 Downhill Simmentals ............................... 34, 35 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................ 96 Dwayann Simmentals .................................... 96 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals ............................... 89 East Poplar Simmentals ................................ 93 Edge, Dean.................................................... 98 EDN Simmentals ........................................... 93 Edwards Angus.............................................. 37 Elm Tree Farms ............................................. 96 Erixon Simmentals......................................... 93 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 88 Ferme Gagnon Inc................................... 43, 97 Fleckvieh Sire Solutions ................................ 59 Foley Simmentals .......................................... 96 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ................................ 99 GJR Simmentals............................................ 93 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. .................... 98 Gravandale Simmentals ................................ 96 Grinalta Farms ......................................... 21, 89 H.S. Knill Company Limited ........................... 99 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. ....................................... 89 Hall’s Cattle Co. ............................................. 37 Hannah Simmentals ................................ 23, 89 Harvie Ranching ................................ 38, 39, 89 High Bluff Stock Farm.................................... 94 High Country Cattle Services ........................ 89 Hilltop Holdings.............................................. 57 Hi-Tech Farms ............................................... 96 Hoegl Simmentals ......................................... 93 Horn Ridge Ranch Ltd. .................................. 42 Indian River Cattle Co. .................................. 96 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. ........... 99 Janzen Ranches ............................................ 89 Jetstream Livestock ....................................... 96 JNR Farms .................................................... 89 JP Cattle Co. ................................................. 41 Keato Meadow Simmentals ........................... 89 Kin Kin Cattle Co. .......................................... 89 Kindred Spirit Cattle Co. ................................ 37 Kulyk Simmentals .......................................... 46 Kuntz Simmental Farm .................................. 93 LaBatte Simmentals .......................... 14, 15, 93 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals ................................. 93 Lazy Creek Simmentals................................. 20 Lazy S Ranch Inc. ......................................... 89

Lewis Farms .................................. 10, 89, OBC Little Willow Creek Ranch.............................. 93 Lobster Point Farms ...................................... 97 Lockhart Valley Simmentals .......................... 27 Log & Tim Forest Products Ltd...................... 98 Lone Stone Farms ......................................... 89 M & J Farms .................................................. 95 M & R Cattle Co............................................. 90 MacKenzie Cattle Company .......................... 90 Mader Ranches ......................................... 9, 90 Maple Key Farm ............................................ 96 Mar Mac Farms ............................................. 95 Masterfeeds ............................................... 8, 98 Maxwell Simmentals ................................ 13, 90 McCormack Family Ranch ............................ 93 MCG Simmentals .......................................... 90 McIntosh Livestock ........................................ 93 McManus Simmentals ................................... 95 McMillen Ranching Ltd. ........................... 25, 93 Me ‘N My Simmentals.................................... 57 Meadow Acres Farms .............................. 16, 93 Meadow Acres Simmentals ........................... 17 Merit Cattle Co............................................... 61 MI Simmehtals ............................................... 90 Mitchell Cattle Co. ......................................... 88 More Bros Simmentals .................................. 35 Muirhead Cattle Co........................................ 93 New Holland .................................................... 1 Nolara Farms ........................................... 45, 90 North Creek Simmentals ............................... 93 North Hill Simmentals .................................... 90 O Double E Simmentals ................................ 90 Oakview Simmentals ..................................... 47 Oberg, Don .................................................... 98 O’Brien Farms ............................................... 96 O’Grady Steel ................................................ 98 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group ................. 90 Optimal Bovines Inc....................................... 40 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................ 90 Parkhill Ranches............................................ 90 Pearson Simmentals ..................................... 90 Perkin Land & Cattle Co. ............................... 47 Pheasantdale Cattle Co................................. 24 Pheasantdale Simmentals ............................. 93 Phillips Farms ................................................ 97 Pine Creek Simmentals ................................. 90 Porter Ranches.............................................. 90 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. ................................. 41 Rainalta Simmentals & Charolais .................. 91


Rancier Farms ......................................... 11, 91 RDG Simmentals ........................................... 91 Rehorst Farms Ltd. ........................................ 96 Rendezvous Farms ....................................... 95 Richie Bros. ................................................... 42 Riskan Hope Farm......................................... 37 River Point Cattle Co. .................................... 96 Riverbank Farms ........................................... 95 Robb Farms ................................................... 94 Robson Acres ................................................ 96 Roenda Stock Farm....................................... 35 Rosebud Simmentals .................................... 91 Rust Mountain View Ranch ........................... 97 SAJ Simmentals ............................................ 94 Saugeen Acres .............................................. 91 Scissors Creek Cattle Co. ............................. 41 Seven-M Livestock ........................................ 91 SIBL Simmentals ........................................... 40 Silver Smith Farms ........................................ 91 Silvertop Simmentals ..................................... 26 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals .................. 91 Skeels, Dan ................................................... 98 SKOR Simmentals......................................... 91 Skyridge Farms ............................................. 31

Southpaw Cattle Company ............................ 91 Spring Creek Simmentals .................. 18, 19, 94 Spring Lake Simmentals.......................... 12, 91 Starwest Farms ............................................. 88 Steen Agencies.............................................. 98 Stewart Simmentals....................................... 96 Stock, Mark.................................................... 98 Stockmens Insurance .................................... 98 Stone Simmentals ......................................... 91 Storebo Farm................................................. 94 Stoughton Farms ........................................... 94 Sullivan Simmentals ...................................... 97 Sully’s Farm ................................................... 96 Sun Rise Simmentals ............................... 41,94 Sun Star Simmentals ................................ 33,91 Sunny Valley Simmentals .............................. 94 Swan Lake Farms.......................................... 94 Swantewitt Simmentals ................................. 91 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. ........ IFC, 31, 37, 41, 99 The Register .................................................. 97 Timberlind Auctions ....................................... 98 Todd Simmentals ........................................... 97 Transcon Livestock Corp. .................................. ....................................... IBC, 15, 28, 47, 49, 99

Trevor’s Cowpix ............................................. 99 Triple R Simmentals ...................................... 47 Triple Rose Simmentals................................. 97 Tryon Simmentals .......................................... 97 TSN Livestock .......................................... 35,95 Twin Brae Simmentals ................................... 95 Twin Meadow Livestock................................. 31 Twin Oak Livestock........................................ 31 Tymarc Livestock ........................................... 91 Virginia Ranch ............................................... 92 W2 Farms ...................................................... 94 W2 Land & Cattle .......................................... 92 Weldehaven Farms ....................................... 97 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company ................... 91 Westway Farms Ltd. ...................................... 92 Wilcox Simmental .......................................... 31 Wild Oak Farms ............................................. 97 Windy Knoll Farm .......................................... 97 WJ Simmentals.............................................. 92 Wolfe Farms .................................................. 92 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh ........................................... 92 XRC Simmentals ........................................... 94

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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 Andrea Bartholet Cartwright, MB P: (204) 483-0319 adbertholet@hotmail.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

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Springer Simmental Sale of Value Based Genetics Sale Decorah, IA Feb. 5 Hartman Cattle Co Bull Sale Techumseh, NE Feb. 9 Janzen Ranches 24th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Sale Rosemary, AB Feb. 9 Rust Mountain View Ranch 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mercer, ND Feb. 10 Genetic Edge 18th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 10 TNT Simmentals 32nd Annual “Genetic Explosion” Sale Almont, ND Feb. 11 Kenner Simmental 21st Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND Feb. 11 Soderglen Select 2017 Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Feb. 12 Diamond M Ranch 6th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Feb. 14 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Feb. 14 Werning Cattle Co. Bull Sale Emery, ND Feb. 15 Outlaw Cattle Co. Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Feb. 16 M&J/ Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Feb. 17 Mader Ranches 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Feb. 17 Young Guns Simmental Bull & Female Sale Irma, AB Feb. 18 Circle G Simmentals & Angus and P&H Ranching Bull & Ranch Horse Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 18 Annual St Martin Bull Test Sale Saint-Martin, QC Feb. 18 Timberlind 9th Annual Bull & Female Sale Buck Creek, 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 Annual Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 22 Crossroad Farms 11th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Feb. 23 Bull Rush 15th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 23 Robb/Hoegl 12th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Feb. 23 Stewart Cattle Co & Guests Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Feb. 23 - 25 YCSA Youth Leadership Conference Calgary, AB 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. 25 3rd Annual Select Bull Sale & Guests Saint-Sylvestre, Quebec

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Triangle Stock Farm’s 6th Annual Bull Sale Glenevis, AB Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Muirhead Cattle Co. 15th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Ranchman’s Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Doll Ranch Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Mandan, ND Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” 17th Annual Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB

March Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10

Herd Master 22nd Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Erixon Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Pheasantdale 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK 12th Annual Bull Fest Sale Camrose, AB Chittick Family 6th Annual Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB LaBatte Simmentals with Guests, Meadow Acres Farm, 37th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK Lockhart Valley/ Beagle Simmentals Bull Sale Rimbey, AB MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 10th Annual Bull Sale Stavely, AB McMillen Ranching 23rd Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK 12th Annual Mappin Simmentals & Silver Simth Farms Bull Sale Veteran, AB R-Plus Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch 14th Annual Simmental Sale Oungre, SK Canadian Central Bull & Female Sale Winnipeg, MB 24th Severtson Land & Cattle/Trendsetter Livestock Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull & Commercial Female Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 15th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK In Pursuit of Perfection 12th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Westway/ Deeg 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB Blushrose Simmental Farm’s 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grand Prairie, AB


Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 23 Mar. 25

CD Land & Cattle Annual Bull Sale Taber, AB Next Generation 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Place Your Bet 11th Annual Bull Sale Veteran, AB Ranchland’s Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Swantewitt Simmentals 13th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Source for Success Bull Sale Indian River, ON Wheeler’s Stock Farm Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Synergie 6th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Rebels of the West Simmental Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Harvie Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Kuntz, McIntosh, SAJ Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK On Target Bull & Female Sale Barrhead, AB Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Adair Ranch 24th Annual Bull & Female Sale Provost, AB Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Get-A-Grip Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB Family Tradition Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Dropmore, MB Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 18th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, PQ HWY 16 West Multibreed Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB 13th Annual Kulyk Simmentals Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Proudly Western 11th Annual Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Oakview-Perkin-Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Maple Lake Kick off to Spring Bull Sale Hartney, MB City View Simmentals & Ivanhoe Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK WLB Livestock’s 13th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Douglas, MB Herter Simmentals “Paint’em Black” 2nd Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Maple Lake Stock Farms “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Grande-Clairiere, MB Earley Livestock Online Bull & Heifer Sale Wheatland Cattle Co. Focus On The Future Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Transocon Livestock’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Early Sunset Ranch “Only the Good Ones Sell” Production Sale Edam, SK

Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 27 Mar. 27

Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Riverstone Cattle Co. Bull Sale Olds, AB Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK Cockburn/Merit Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK

April Apr. 1 Apr. 1 Apr. 1 Apr. 1 Apr. 5 Apr. 8 Apr. 8 Apr. 13

Maritime Beef Test Station Bull Sale Nappan, NS 3rd Annual Midwestern Ontario Bull Sale Hanover, ON Transcon’s 22nd Annual Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Destiny Bull Sale Keady Livestock Market, ON Seven M Livestock’s 2nd Annual Red & Black Bull & Female Sale Brooks, AB Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB River Point Cattle Co. & Guests Bull Sale Glencoe. ON Daines Cattle 22nd Annual Bull Sale Innisfail, AB

EARLEY LIVESTOCK ONLINE BULL & HEIFER SALE www.dvauctions.com

Closes March 22, 2017 7:00pm EST

12 Yearling Bulls, Angus & Simmental 5 Two Year Old Simmental Bulls 10 Yearling Heifers, Simmental & Simm Cross Kade 5D

Kade 18D Mike Earley Kade Earley 519-661-8713 519-709-7839 Follow us on-2211 Napperton Dr., Kerwood ON Viewing available anytime

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Table of Contents

Publication Information ................................ 2

Alberta Simmental Association News ........ 64

From the Gate Post (English)........................ 6

Manitoba Simmental Association ............... 65

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

Saskatchewan Simmental Association ........ 66

Celebrating 50 Years ................................... 31

Ontario Simmental Association .................. 68

From the Director’s Chair ........................... 36

Quebec Simmental Association .................. 69

On the Road ................................................ 42

Maritime Simmental Association................ 70

Multi-Breed Stayability .............................. 44

Young Canadian Simmental Association .... 71

Vet’s Advice ................................................ 48

Friends of Canadian Simmental ................. 72

Genetic Evaluation ...................................... 52

Show Results............................................... 74

2016 Hall of Fame ...................................... 54

Sale Results................................................. 77

2016 Golden Book Bio ............................... 55

Who Is This? ............................................... 87

From the Gate Post (French) ....................... 56

Advertisers Index ...................................... 100

Breed Improvement (French) ...................... 58

CSA Contacts ............................................ 101

Member Announcements ............................ 60

Whats Happening ...................................... 102

Genetic Evaluation (French) ....................... 62 104


We are looking forward to vissing wwh you in 2017. Great people! Great caale!

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February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm Spruce Grove

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LFE 811C Vegas x 514N

LFE 805C Triumph x Stubby

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125 Simm. Yearlings 90 Simm. Extra Age 45 Angus Yearlings 45 Angus Extra Age

LFE 528D Landslide x Samurai

ANGUS ANGUS

LFE 399D LFE 395B x Rito 9969

LFE 909D Turbulence x Ayers Rock

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 emails: kyle@lewisfarms.ca jordan@lewisfarms.ca lewis@xplornet.com Guest Consignors: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 & Golden Sunset Ranch, Kyle Martin 780-581-4418

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