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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Changes at the Canadian Simmental Association

he 2017 bull sale season is now completed and it was another successful run for the Simmental breed. Simmental bull sales were once again some of the highlights of all breeds,and saw a significant number of Simmental bulls sell at very good prices. This confirms the quality of the bulls that Simmental breeders are producing as well as the confidence that commercial producers have in the breed. Congratulations to the breeders, sales managers and sales staff that contributed to this success! While these sales were in full-swing, CSA staff and Directors were also busy with the March Committee and Board meetings that were held March 20th and 21st in Calgary. This is always a busy time as we review the progress made since our October meetings and plan for our summer and fall events. 2017 is of course a special year as we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Simmental coming to Canada. Some of the items that were discussed relating to CSA promotion were: � Simmental ads were continued in the Canadian Cattlemen magazine and were also in the Angus Advantage magazine and the Charolais Banner Commercial edition. � The Simmental Award of Excellence (AOE) show recognition program was approved and will be in place for the 2017 Simmental shows across Canada. � The new Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) approved Simmental RFID tag is now available for sale. These tags are available to CSA members, as well as their customers who have purchased a registered Simmental bull and had it transferred to their name in the past two years. Orders are placed through the CCIA and then shipped from the warehouse direct to you. � New Simmental promotional items were unveiled and are available through the CSA office. These include clothing items, flashlights, steak knife sets and pens. � A major undertaking for 2017 are the various 50th Anniversary celebrations that are being held across Canada. There are events scheduled in each Province, ending with the Canadian National Simmental show in Regina during Canadian Western Agribition November 20th to 25th. At that time the Simmental Federation of the Americas will also be held and will attract International guests from various parts of the world. Five days of activities are planned and we have a block of rooms booked at the Regina Double Tree Hotel. This location will hold special memories for some Simmental breeders as it was the home of many past Simmental banquets and events when it was called the Regina Inn. We hope that CSA members from across Canada will join us for the party! • To commemorate the 50th Anniversary the CSA is producing a limited 4

number of 50th Anniversary belt buckles. These handmade buckles will be available for order in late April. The Breed Improvement Committee (BIC) discussions included: � A discussion was had related to the Cow Calving Ease EPD that was implemented in January 2017. It was felt that this new EPD did not accomplish the goal that was intended with it and also created a degree of confusion so there are no plans to implement it again. � At the time of writing this, the economic value indexes API (allpurpose index) and TI (Terminal Index)are being reviewed by the BIC for accuracy and relevance. � Lowering the requirement of purebred status of a Canadian bull to 7/8 Simmental, and expanding the upgrading table was again addressed at length with the BIC deciding to not make any changes to the upgrading table.During the meetings, the 2017 Canadian Simmental Convention schedule was approved. This event will include the Canadian Simmental Association Annual General meeting, the Young Canadian Simmental Association National show, and Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction. The Maritimes Simmental Association and CSA staff are working hard on putting together a very exciting event in Fredericton, NB. August 10th – 13th. At the CSA Annual General Meeting there will be vote on by-law changes that will see the removal of proxy ballots. If this bylaw change is approved, proxy ballots will be replaced with a mail-in ballot process. The process proposed is similar to that used by other breed associations and will allow each CSA member to directly and confidentially vote on items such as future by-law changes and on elections to the CSA board of directors. This will ensure that the exact wishes of the member will be followed as well as speeding up and simplifying the AGM registration process considerably. A second bylaw change being proposed this year is to move to a set number of directors for each province or region. It is felt that this structure,which is also used by other breed Associations, will more accurately structure the CSA board to reflect the enrollment, registration and transfer activity in each province or region through a proportional basis. If both by-laws are accepted then these directors would be elected by the CSA membership from that province or region by mail-in ballot beginning in 2018. We encourage you to contact one of your CSA directors or myself for further information regarding anything mentioned in this article and check www.simmental.com for updates. All the best with your spring seeding operations and we hope that you will begin making plans to join us at one of the many 50th Anniversary events across Canada!


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Fred Schuetze Award

The Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation (FSFF) established the Fred Schuetze award to recognize breeders who have made a significant impact on Fullblood Simmental/ Fleckvieh cattle. Fred was instrumental in the creation of the Federation and served as a long standing FSFF President; his dedication to the breed is unwavering, and the recipients of this award are equally appreciated for their contributions. The FSFF is proud to recognize Ron Nolan of Bar 5 Stock Farms (Ontario, Canada) as the 2015 Fred Schuetze Award recipient! Congratulations Ron & Carla, and the Nolan family for your incredible stance within our breed!

introduced a “Designed Maternal Crossbreeding System” and started production of Fullblood Fleckvieh cattle in South Africa in partnership with Toverberg Simmentals. Embryos were produced in South Africa, imported into Canada and transplanted at the North American Bar 5 facility. Bar 5 cattle are walking in many countries including the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua, Columbia, South Africa, China, Korea, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand!

Ron and Carla participated in many shows and were very involved in Simmental affairs. Bar 5 exhibited winning cattle at Agribition, The Royal (in Toronto), Brandon Ag-Ex, and many smaller shows in Canada. They also did exceptionally well Ron & Carla Mae were married in 1957 and have one son, with pens of bulls in Denver, CO. More recently they helped Greg, and two daughters, Shauna & Joanne. The family bought to establish the Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh show, “The a farm that they called Harkaway Simmentals in Ontario in Pinnacle,” at the NAILE in Louisville, KY. Ron and Carla have 1972. In 1976, Ron attended one of the early Simmental shows both served on the Ontario Simmental Association as Directors in North America, The Toronto Royal, with his cousin Harry and President. Ron has also served on the Canadian Simmental Haney, and fell in love with the Simmental breed. He bought his Association and the Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation first female in 1979, Kingfield Altise. as a Director and President for each. They began to focus on Fullblood Simmental cattle in 1978. This past summer Ron & Carla regretfully announced the Bar 5 sold its very first polled fullblood bull, Bar 5 Catalyst dispersal of Bar 5. On October 1, 2016, the entire herd and most 639P, in 1983, and its very first female, Bar 5 Ms Pol General, of the semen and frozen embryos were sold. The legacy left by in 1990; Ron bought both. In July 1990, Ron and his son Greg, Bar 5 is second to none. They will be missed by the Simmental and Irving Langill purchased Bar 5 from Emil Stange. Ron & community! Carla became the sole owners of Bar 5 Simmental Stock Farms Ltd in 1997. In 1998, Ron purchased a group of the very best Article supplied by the Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Fullblood Fleckvieh cows in South Africa. In 2002, Bar 5 7


Breed Improvement The Simmental Genomic Voyage – It Starts With a Single Step

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here has been a lot of discussion about genomics in

Simmental cattle over the last 5 years or so. Sometimes it may seem that things are not moving as fast in the genomics field as they could, or that other breeds, or countries may be leaps and bounds ahead of us. Many breeds have released Molecular Breeding Values (MBV) or scaled values from various tests in addition to various EPD and other selection tools.If you are not yet familiar with the term genomics, it is the study of the animal’s genome, or all of the animal’s DNA. DNA is the molecule that contains the instructions or blueprint for how the animal will grow or develop. That does not mean that every animal will achieve its full genetic potential, but the DNA provides the instruction set that managers work with as they grow and develop their cattle. We have known for many years that changes in the base pairs that make up DNA can result in differences between animals. For example, changing one letter at a location in the horned gene creates a polled animal verses a horned animal. It has only been more recently that we have been able to affordably and effectively search through the genome to find these differences that impact a variety of specific traits. Looking for these slight differences is done using what we call SNP testing. Probably the most common SNP testing you have seen will have a company name or test type attached to it, such as a 50K or a GGP test. These tests look across an animal’s DNA and determine which variation of different SNP markers an animal has. These markers may be related to the DNA that changes a trait (such as horned and polled) or they may have no relationship to the trait we are interested in. For example, we know that the horn gene is near the top of Chromosome #1 in cattle. A DNA SNP marker from the middle of Chromosome 15 will not tell us anything about whether the animal carries the horn gene. It may however tell us if the animal has genes for mothering abilities, growth or disease resistance. Since the tests look at thousands of pieces of DNA, we need to simplify the results to make them useful. This has led to the creation and publication of MBVs (Molecular Breeding Values) in some breeds. A MBV is a prediction of the animal’s genetic merit for a trait using only the DNA test results; it is a DNA EPD. While this improved our ability to apply genomics by simplifying the results, in some cases it also added confusion. Since we don’t know the exact impact of every gene or piece of DNA in the animal, we have to use the SNP information we can determine from the test and interpret the relative impact. In other words, the DNA information provides a good start, but does not produce the entire picture. In some associations that publish MBV, the cattle may also have an EPD calculated from pedigree and performance data that disagrees with the MBV. Sometimes this occurs on high accuracy bulls. The reason is that the performance of progeny involves and accounts for all the DNA interactions that are occurring, while the MBV provides a direct measure of a portion of the animal’s DNA. This is one of the primary reasons that the Canadian Simmental Associated opted not to publish MBV as an interim step of providing genomics to the membership. Another approach has been for associations to use “Blending” to produce EPDs that include DNA results. In a blending approach, EPDs are calculated using pedigree and performance information, and then are “adjusted” after the fact by using the MBV information. This is a better approach than publishing both EPD and MBV as it avoids confusion, and improves the accuracy of the EPD. As the initial EPD has greater accuracy, the impact of the MBV on the final EPD will

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by Bob Weaber, Extension Cow-Calf Specialist

have less influence. This approach does have some challenges and may result in over or under adjusting of the EPD depending on various factors. As well, there may sometimes be double counting or other issues, particularly if the animal has been DNA tested on more than one platform. Example of an MBV Adjusted EPD: BW MBV Final Published BW EPD BW EPD 5.0 2.5 4.0 0.30 0.45 Single Step The approach the Canadian Simmental Association has opted for is called “Single Step” and is technically better, with a simpler, more user-friendly output. In order to accomplish this simplification for users, the work going on in the background has become more complex, and is done through a system called BOLT. Single step does not use MBV information, instead it incorporates the DNA test results directly and uses them in a variety of ways. In other words, instead of importing 10 MBVs and using them to adjust the EPD for an animal, the system may use 50,000 individual pieces of DNA information available on the animal and adjust for known genes/ genetic influences, hybrid vigour, which portion of genes were passed on to other tested offspring, confirmation of parentage/pedigree and other factors such as degree of relatedness, in addition to including the performance and pedigree information on the animal, its’ ancestors, contemporaries and progeny. This creates a more robust EPD with greater accuracy, but also avoids the issues around having two sets of numbers such as an MBV and EPD for the same trait. It also makes much more use of the DNA information that is available. While the process of bringing the BOLT system online for genetic evaluations has been somewhat lengthy, the first single step evaluation for stayability occurred this spring. The evaluation included pedigree, longevity records and DNA test results directly in the evaluation. The next step of rolling out growth and calving ease are well under way, with carcass also slated for completion. This is an exciting development, as improving the accuracy of selection means that breeders and more importantly their customers can improve their cattle with a more precise focus on specific issues and a greater degree of confidence in their mating decisions.

It is an exciting time in the Simmental breed, and genomics is becoming an important and valuable tool. The application of single step technology to the CSA’s evaluation places it at the forefront of the industry, but also ensures that the membership have one of the most scientifically robust genetic evaluations available.


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Remembering

the Last 50 Years

In means of celebrating the last 50 years of Simmental in Canada, Simmental Country is asking those that have been involved from the beginning of the breed for their input on the past, present and future of Simmental. Individuals involved in this panel questionnaire come from different backgrounds from various parts of the country. This feature article will appear in the remaining Simmental Country magazines this year.

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1 Explain your background and involvement within the Simmental breed – past and present. Ian Mitchell: I have lived in the interior of British Columbia all of my life; I was born and raised on the ranch that we still call home. We run about 275 Simmental cows and 75 red Angus cows. Our cattle spend the summers on range in the nearby mountains, they are ranch raised. I was introduced to Simmentals at a very early age. Our first Simmental calf was born in 1971; it was a Capitaine heifer calf named Beatrice and I remember her well. My dad was a director of the BC Simmental Association as well as the Canadian Simmental Association. I became very involved with the BC Simmental Association serving for nearly fifteen years. In the mid 90s I was elected to the CSA Simmental board serving two terms as a director and wound up as president in 2001/2002. I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement with the Association and the Breed Improvement Committee during that time and afterwards as well. We currently hold our annual sale the first Saturday in April selling about 60 bulls. Barry Bennett: Our family became involved in the Simmental business in the early1970’s. My brother, Bob,took an AI course from American Breeders Services (ABS), which in those days was a relatively big deal as there were very few places where you could take the course and only a couple of companies you could buy semen from. In the beginning we used the newly imported Simmental bulls (Florian -13-, Galant -11-, Kingfield Abricot -441-). Additionally, we introduced three other continental breeds into our tradition purebred Shorthorn herd to determine which breed worked best for us. It became clear that the Simmental cross calves were the best for our operation, and our dad quickly jumped on board after he saw Lacombe Achilles -38- in person at one of the first Canadian Western Agribition shows where he was on display. We then became members of the Canadian Simmental Association and had one of the first membership numbers (#452). Our herd base changed from Shorthorn to Simmental quickly as we never used another Shorthorn bull again.We were active members registering and selling females in consignment sales in south eastern Saskatchewan. My younger brother, David, still maintains a commercial herd of Simmental using only purebred Simmental bulls, so the herd is many generations purebred, but are unregistered. My personal involvement in the breed shifted when I was hired as the first fieldman of the CSA in 1974. When the market had a major hiccup in the late 1970’s the Association downsized. I left the Association in 1976 and began working with Transcon Livestock Services as a fieldman and sales representative working and promoting mostly Simmental and Charolais sales. In 1977 I joined the Agriculture Department of CIBC and grew to become Regional Manager for Alberta. This experience provided me excellent background in financial management in understanding profit and loss in the cattle industry. In 1990 I returned to the CSA as General Manager, during my time with the Association the breed had a period of exceptional growth. The breed became the largest registry in Canada, as well the breed grew internationally as our sales efforts saw live cattle, semen and embryos sold to Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, we saw the introduction of new genetics through the import of South African embryos and the introduction of DNA parentage testing.In 1997 the CSA purchased the breed official publication “Simmental Country” it was published monthly in our Calgary office and quickly became the largest breed publication in Canada through the strong work of Frank Mapletoft, Gaylene Groeneveld and Lori Whiteside and the support of breeders across Canada. When I departed the CSA in 2001for another opportunity it was the largest breed association in Canada, and had developed a North American EPD with the American Simmental Association. This development was seen as a huge step in the breed’s development and reputation in North America. I currently work in Calgary in the private mortgage businessand now watch as my daughter and son in law, Kerrie and Scott Harvie grow their Simmental herd. My interests lie in researching pedigrees and performance records on animals that might be of interest to their operation. So, you might say Kerrie and Scott are now third generation breeders in my family. Kirk Stoddard: Todd Simmentals was started by Richard and Kirk Stoddard in 1972. We went to a local dairy farmer and bred Abricot, Parisien, and then raised half blood Simmental females. We developed these into purebreds over many years. Then in 1976 we purchased our first fullblood female and the herd moved forward to 25 fullblood cows At the turn of the century we decided for a local market of red and black polled bulls. Today we have 60 purebred red and black females on the farm. 10


drew you to the Simmental breed initially? What is it about the breed that has kept you involved in one 2 What way or another? Ian Mitchell: I was drawn to the Simmental breed somewhat by osmosis, my father tried many different breeds and stayed with Simmental. He saw pictures of Simmental cows in Europe and said, “now that is what cows should look like!” Following that we imported our first full blood cattle from Europe in 1972. The Simmental breed has improved our herd immensely. We continue to be amazed at how well the Simmental cattle travel,with tremendous correctness of their feet and legs as well as very good structure of their udders together with their maternal ability and their performance. This is definitely a winwin situation for us and without any doubt the reason that Simmental cattle are the mainstay here. Barry Bennett: Our original cow base was Shorthorn, they crossed extremely well with Simmental, our family was active in 4-H, our steer and heifer projects did very well. It was through 4-H that we showed many traditional commercial and purebred breeds. The benefits of cross breeding, the heifers made excellent cows and the steer calves were

considerably heavier than the straight Shorthorns we usually marketed. They were our choice over the other breeds that were introduced to our operation; they were the “whole package.” “Resiliency,” the Simmental breed (and most other breeds) have been through a number of “fads,” from frame score 9 and 10 show winners that fell out of favor with the commercial cattlemen to smaller frame thicker cattle that are either; red, black or traditional red white face cattle. Simmental have rebounded from a frame score 10 to functional cattle that are preferred by a growing number of commercial cattlemen that want more from their cowherds. Kirk Stoddard: At the time in the 70’s the Simmental breed was very exciting and a lot fun activities with new friends and people. Throughout the years the main attraction that kept us involved is the variety of genetics the breed has to offer.

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3 What are some significant changes that you have seen with Simmentals over the last 50 years? Ian Mitchell: It started out that Simmentals were very hard calving when artificially inseminated to the Hereford cattle that we started with, there were many C-sections and other growing pains. The sales of the halfblood cattle were phenomenal, selling for huge amounts of money. The halfbloods were all a tremendous improvement over the cattle that we had. In time, the Fleckvieh cattle became more prominent selling for new highs and having a massive influence in the Canadian herd. As with other trends, this passed to a large extent with the influx of the red and black cattle and then finding a balance. When I reflect back, I see that we have made tremendous improvements in the calving ease and the udder shape of our cattle! I guess we have adapted cattle that are more suited to our conditions!

Barry Bennett: My comments above about the breeds resiliency from missteps taken in the show ring are the biggest changes seen. The Simmental breed has remade itself so it can provide the commercial industry with bulls that have very acceptable and predictable birth weights and are well accepted in the feedlot industry. Simmentals are now making a much bigger impact in the commercial feedlot and replacement female industry than where they started 50 years ago. I believe the Simmental breed has a lot of room for growth within the Canadian cattle industry. Kirk Stoddard: Major improvements over the years would be the data collection, EPD’s, carcass etc. With these tools it then developed thicker cattle that finish with more effeatey and quality of meat.

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4 What are some of the main highlights or accomplishments you’ve witnessed over the years with Simmental? Ian Mitchell: It has been a pleasure to witness, in part, the first million-dollar sale held by Ted Turmuende of Diamond S Ranch in the early seventies. On a personal note, having the first full Fleckvieh bull calf born in North America in 1973. A bull which we later sold to Henry Gunster, his first Fleckvieh bull! I remember Henry coming in and saying that he had 82 live calves from 81 cows and that this was the only bull he had. I remember that an exceptional calf was 450 pounds coming home from the mountains in the fall and now walking the same trails an exceptional calf coming out of the mountains is nearly 1000 pounds! As well, a first calf heifer that doesn’t bring in a six weight calf is frowned at. Barry Bennett: Simmental breeders have addressed the calving issues that occurred when the original import bulls were used on the traditional1970’s British cowherd. As well the breed has maintained its growth and maternal values that were the initial strengths of the breed. The introduction and advancement in EPD’s has allowed breeders to

identify and follow bloodlines that are best for their operations. EPD’s have replaced ROP programs and within herd ratios. Possibly the biggest advancement over the past 50 years is in the embryo transfer technology, breeders can now identify their best females, mate them with the best bulls available thereby giving them the opportunity to improve their herds in a much shorter time frame. Kirk Stoddard: There are a lot of highlights but some that I remember are: � Splitting a bunch of guys up at Agribition and having a hockey game. � Going to a Ritzland sale in Edmonton, Alberta with Dean and Lyndon � Having a sale in Ontario with Transcon Thanksgiving weekend. � Meeting Bill Small and learning about the different types of feed from east to west � Bryce Poland!! � Going to Waterloo Ontario with Gerald Donovan with a bull to sell and meeting Dennis Ericson.

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5 Where do you see the breed sitting today within the beef industry? Ian Mitchell: The Simmental cow is respected as a maternal leader. Cows that produce the heaviest calves, as a rule, have Simmental as a component of their genetics. Simmental cattle cross extremely well with all of the other major breeds. We also have an extremely wide genetic base with enviable carcass merits within the breed. With a swing back to yield based production and heavier carcass weights the Simmental cattle are positioned very well within the industry. Barry Bennett: Without doubt Simmental is sitting in a position

for continued growth within the commercial cattle industry. Cowherd size continues to grow;managers of these operations want to improve their profitability through improvements to their bull batteries, the more information Simmental breeders can provide on their bulls the more successful they can be. Simmental is up for these challenges.. Kirk Stoddard: I feel the breed is sitting very well due to the genetic variations and the people involved. We all need to remember that the people make the breed what it is today.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Suggestions you may have for the Simmental breed or young individual looking to start within the breed? Ian Mitchell: Having seen the pendulum swing a few times I would suggest staying the course in the middle of the road, let’s not chase a frame score ten and let’s not revert to a frame score five, we still need cattle that are efficient and that can perform. I was always told that good cattle will pull you through! Not necessarily expensive cattle, and not necessarily highly promoted cattle, just good cattle! Don’t ignore your commercial customers, they were likely there when you started, through good times and hard times, they will likely be there when you are gone. They appreciate fairness and honesty, and will support you as long as they know you stand behind your product. Barry Bennett: WOW, the future has never looked brighter. The cattle industry has changed from when I first worked for the Association in the early 70’s. The Internet, electronic marketing, social media, cell phones are all new technologies since I first worked for the CSA. While we had a computer it filled an air conditioned room and crashed regularly, it is now the size of a desk top computer. Registrations are accomplished from the breeder’s home office, video feeds allow on line bidding, social media is making a major impact on marketing and cell phones allow you to make marketing calls while you are doing other on

farm jobs. What has not changed is how hard and engaged all breeders and more specifically young breeders must be to make an impact on the breed and as importantly, profitability to their operation. The YCS program (as well as, 4-H and all breeds junior programs) gives breeders the ability to engage at a younger age and develop their own philosophy and breeding goals much earlier. Young breeders must identify what and where their market(s) are and work toward this goal. Remember your marketing area has grown from the early years of an hour drive from your operation,to your province or country. Good Luck!!! Kirk Stoddard: Suggestions for the breed; I guess that the most important thing is to enjoy what you are doing. The purebred industry can be so much fun and easy, if you allow it to be so, or as some breeders make it such a challenge to get ahead of another breeder. As a group we should be pleased when we are at shows of 200 plus head, this shows a strength of numbers and also the diversity of the breed. Encouraging the younger generation is definitely important for the breed to continue, and these people have to understand there are long days with very few paydays.

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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

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urebred breeders are constantly striving for the perfect reproductive bull, and go to great measures to select for scrotal size. It has long been accepted that scrotal size is a good measure of sperm production. Larger testicles generally produce more sperm, and the bull on average is more fertile. Purebred producers with testicular size being moderate to highly heritable (0.4-.75) have been very successful over time increasing the testicular size of bulls in all breeds. There are still breed differences that are acceptable, and various lines within breeds will have differences in testicular size. What needs to happen now in my opinion is to have research looking at maximum limits in scrotal size. Over my career, testicular size has crept up to the point where we are starting to see a detriment to fertility when yearlings get up over the forty plus centimeter mark. So there does appear to be an upper limit for sure. In regards to testicular development, researchers Doctors Kastelic and Thundathil at the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, found that nutrition both in utero and especially early in life (before puberty), had a profound effect on testicular development. There was a definite increase in testicular size on bull calves on an adequate nutritional diet versus those on a restricted intake diet. The old adage of farmers saying you can’t starve the head or testicles out of an animal is false. I agree, seeing bull calves on a poor nutritional diet, their head and horns (if horned) and testicles do seem normal size but the optical illusion is if the animal is thin and stunted, those parts automatically seem bigger. Bull calves and their mothers have to be on a good plane of nutrition early, especially in the calf’s first four months of life. This should work well as this is the same time cows need to be on a rising plane of nutrition in order to rebreed. Contrary to this though, overfeeding during or after puberty to try and compensate for poor growth earlier will have a detrimental effect on sperm production and testicular size. Too much fat in the scrotum alters the thermoregulatory effect. Within my career I have seen too many fat bulls with small scrotal size in varying degrees of testicular degeneration. These testicles have been too warm for too long. Some purebred producers definitely get their bulls too fat, which is why there seems to be a higher infertility rate with overfit show bulls. There is a positive correlation as back fat measurements go up, while fertility goes down. When we look at nutrition, not only are energy and protein levels critical but also trace minerals both the micro and macro minerals are critical to testicular development. Proper balancing of the ration with careful attention to the calcium phosphorus ratio as well as adequate levels of the micro minerals such as copper zinc and selenium all play into the equation. The bottom line is that growing cattle need to be on a balanced mineral program throughout their lives. We sometimes fail to realize that especially our bull calves undergo such rapid growth that they can outstrip their nutritional requirements when growing so rapidly. We also need to make sure other aspects are not robbing nutrition such as internal parasites (worms) or lice. Many years ago, it was reported that chelated minerals because of their increased absorption would help increase scrotal size. I found this claim unfounded, and the bottom-line is having your nutritionist balance the ration for your class of cattle and the growth rate they are on and include the vitamins and minerals in this package. I state again that high energy diets post weaning can hinder

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reproductive development and function in young bulls if taken to excess. Age at puberty will of course affect scrotal size and some bull calves do undergo very rapid testicular growth from eleven to fifteen months of age. Generally speaking, the greater the body weight leads to reduced age at puberty. As purebred breeders, you have also desired this early maturing as bulls pass their semen tests easier, and they can be sold at a younger age as a satisfactory breeder and breed well as a yearling. Some genetic lines do not reach puberty as early, and as a result testicular development is slower and they may not pass semen exams until some time after or around fifteen months of age. Testicular size I repeat is moderately to highly heritable, so depending on the bull selecting for it should the majority of times be rewarding. However, keep in mind the cow is half the genetic part of the equation so she will have an influence in the outcome as well. Some bulls also tend to pass their genes on more consistently. I have seen where certain bulls never sire a calf with below average testicles and some are very inconsistent. This is called incomplete dominance. Mistakes have been made purchasing U.S.A. bulls and keep in mind their scrotal measurement system is much different. US bulls will measure two to five centimeters less in Canada when measured by Canadian veterinarians under our system. Also, some of the old scrotal tapes used to stretch leading to falsely low measurements. Differences between veterinarians and even between the same veterinarians measuring a bull twice is only one to two centimeters because the newer “reliabull” scrotal tape with the tension device adds more consistency to the operation. Arguments are always made that certain bulls have longer narrower testicles and although some variation in shape definitely exists selection away from the straight-sided scrotum is desirable. I have one large herd where we measure bulls at 9-10 months of age to cull and then again at semen checking time (12-13 months) and the growth patterns through puberty can be very variable with all other factors being similar. Testicle growth over these three months can vary from a couple centimeters to eight centimeters, which is a huge variation. Be wary then purebred breeders, that the exact age of yearling bulls is known because if you calve later or most of your bull calves were born at the end of the calving season or calving was moved back and they average one month younger when measuring than years previous this will have a huge difference on average scrotal size everything else being equal. In the US they adjust scrotal measurements all to one year of age. This may help with age discrepancies but from what I have seen their estimates are just that real rough estimates. This means many bulls bought out of the US have the adjusted scrotal size on an overly inflated scrotal size score. The final points are as purebred breeders be ever cognizant of scrotal size when selecting your herd sires and keep your average scrotal size around the breed average or above and you will cull very few bulls. Look after nutrition as they are developing. Don’t get them too fat after puberty and hopefully there will be no big surprises come semen checking in the spring or at turnout. Bigger is not always better and these huge scrotal sizes (in excess of about 42 centimeters) on yearling bulls are not desirable. Use scrotal size as one of many tools in selecting your herd sires.


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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Compte-rendu des réunions du Conseil d’administration et des comités

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a période des ventes de taureaux 2017 est maintenant terminée et ce fut encore une saison fort réussie pour la race Simmental. Les ventes de taureaux Simmental ont encore fait partie des meilleures ventes de toutes races, avec un nombre significatif de taureaux Simmental vendus à des prix élevés. De nouveau, cela est venu confirmer la qualité des taureaux produits par les éleveurs Simmental et toute la confiance témoignée envers la race par les producteurs commerciaux. Toutes nos félicitations aux éleveurs, aux gérants des ventes et au personnel de vente qui ont tous contribué à ces succès! Tandis que ces ventes étaient en cours, le personnel de l’ASC et vos administrateurs s’affairaient aux réunions du Conseil d’administration et de ces comités les 20 et 21 mars à Calgary. Il s’agit toujours d’une session très occupée, car nous revoyons alors les progrès effectués depuis nos réunions d’octobre, tout en planifiant les activités de l’été et de l’automne. L’année 2017 est une année spéciale pour nous tous alors qu’on célèbrera le 50e anniversaire de l’arrivée des premiers sujets Simmental au Canada. Voici certains des faits saillants des discussions concernant la promotion de l’ASC: • Des annonces de la race Simmental étaient présentes dans les revues Canadian Cattlemen, Angus Advantage et l’édition commerciale du Charolais Banner. • On a approuvé le programme de reconnaissance “Mention d’Excellence Simmental (AOE)”, lequel sera en place en 2017 dans les expositions partout au Canada. • Les nouvelles étiquettes RFID Simmental approuvées par l’Agence Canadienne d’Identification du Bétail (CCIA) sont maintenant disponibles. Ces étiquettes sont disponibles pour tous les éleveurs Simmental, ainsi que tous leurs clients ayant acheté des taureaux de race Simmental au cours des deux dernières années et qui ont été transférés à leurs noms. Vos commandes doivent être faites auprès de la CCIA, puis les étiquettes vous seront expédiées à partir de leur entrepôt. • De nouveaux items promotionnels ont été présentés et ceux-là sont disponibles par l’entremise du bureau de l’ASC. Ils incluent des pièces de vêtements, des lampes de poche, des ensembles de couteaux à steak et des crayons.• Les diverses célébrations du 50e anniversaire qui se tiendront partout au Canada en 2017 constituent un projet d’envergure. Il y aura des évènements cédulés dans chacune des provinces, lesquelles se termineront par le Concours National de la race Simmental lors de l’Exposition Canadian Western Agribition à Régina du 20 au 25 novembre 2017. Durant cette même période, on tiendra un congrès de la Fédération Simmental des Amériques, auquel seront conviés plusieurs visiteurs internationaux provenant de partout dans le monde. Des activités seront organisées sur une période de cinq jours et veuillez prendre note qu’un groupe de chambres a été réservé l’Hôtel Double Tree de Régina. Certains éleveurs Simmental se rappelleront de bons souvenirs à cet endroit, car nous y avons tenu plusieurs banquets et autres évènements alors que le nom de l’hôtel était le Regina Inn. Nous espérons que des membres de l’ASC à travers le Canada se joindront à nous pour ce party. Un nombre limité de boucles de ceinture à l’effigie du 50e anniversaire de l’ASC sera produit et ces boucles faites à la main pourront être commandées vers la fin d’avril.

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Les discussions du Comité d’amélioration de la race touchaient : • On a eu une discussion au sujet du ÉPD de la facilité de vêlage chez les vaches implanté en janvier 2017. Nous avons conclu que cet ÉPD n’a pas permis d’atteindre l’objectif visé et qu’il a de plus crée de la confusion, faisant en sorte qu’il ne sera plus offert. • Au moment d’écrire cet article, les membres du comité d’amélioration de la race sont à évaluer la pertinence et la précision des deux nouveaux indices économiques, soit l’indice API (all purposed) et l’indice TI (terminal index). • De longues discussions ont touché la diminution du niveau de sang de race Simmental jusqu’à un niveau de 7/8 afin de reconnaitre un taureau Simmental pur-sang au Canada, ainsi que la possibilité d’élargir la grille des pourcentages de race, avec en conclusion le fait que le Comité d’amélioration de la race ait finalement décidé de n’apporter aucun changement à la grille actuelle. L’horaire de la Convention 2017 de l’Association Simmental du Canada a également été approuvé durant nos réunions. Cet évènement inclura l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’ASC, le Concours National des Jeunes Éleveurs Simmental Canadiens et l’Encan de la Fondation des Amis de la race Simmental. Le personnel de l’ASC et les représentants de l’Association Simmental des Maritimes travaillent fort afin de vous offrir un excellent programme pour cette convention prévue à Frédéricton, au NouveauBrunswick, du 10 au 13 août 2017. Lors de cette Assemblée Générale Annuelle, nous soumettrons au vote une modification à nos statuts et règlements, soit l’élimination des bulletins de candidature par procuration. Si ce changement est approuvé, ces bulletins seront remplacés par un processus de bulletins postaux. La démarche proposée est semblable à celle qui est employée par d’autres associations de race et elle permettrait à tous les éleveurs de l’ASC de voter directement et en toute confidentialité sur de futurs changements proposés ou encore lors des élections aux postes d’administrateurs de l’ASC. Cela nous assurerait de plus que nous suivrions les volontés des membres, tout en accélérant et en simplifiant considérablement le processus d’enregistrement à l’AGA. Un second changement proposé cette année concerne l’établissement du nombre de directeurs pour chaque province ou région. Nous estimons qu’avec une telle structure, également employée par d’autres associations de race, cela aurait comme résultat d’obtenir un conseil d’administration reflétant de manière proportionnelle les activités d’enrôlement, d’enregistrements et de transferts de propriété dans chaque province ou chaque région du pays. Si ces deux changements proposés sont acceptés, alors les administrateurs pourraient être élus à partir de 2018 par des bulletins de vote postaux par les membres de l’ASC d’une province ou d’une région donnée. Nous vous encourageons à communiquer avec moi ou avec l’un des administrateurs de l’ASC si vous désirez obtenir plus d’informations au sujet de cet article, et nous vous invitons à consulter le site www.simmental. com pour suivre les nouvelles à venir. Tout le succès possible pour vos travaux aux champs du printemps et nous espérons que vous commencerez déjà à faire des plans pour venir célébrer avec nous les diverses activités du 50e anniversaire partout au Canada!


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Active Canadian Simmental Members For The Last 25 Years and Up While celebrating the past 50 years of Simmental in Canada, we’d like to give special recognition to Simmental members that have been with us from the beginning. The following list acknowledges individuals that have been active members of the Canadian Simmental Association for 25 years or more.

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GRAVANDALE SIMMENTAL, WELLESLEY, ON ART STRUBE & SON, SHELLBROOK, SK NISKU FARMS, FILLMORE, SK DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, STALWART, SK R.& R. STOCK FARMS, CROSSFIELD, AB LARRY W. PASCAL, WINNIPEGOSIS, MB BILL PETERS, PERDUE, SK MARLIN ROSS JOHN LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK HENRY & THERESA GUNSTER, CLEARWATER, BC WARKENTIN INVESTMENTS LTD., CHILLIWACK, BC PERNITSKY FARMS LTD., WILKIE, SK HALLRIDGE SIMMENTALS, OWEN SOUND, ON BRIANMILLER, OKOTOKS, AB WILLIAM A. SWENSON, RAINIER, AB FORDEN FAIRVIEW FARM LTD., PUNNICHY, SK WYVERN CATTLE CO. LTD., NEW SAREPTA, AB DIAMOND J RANCH, BATTLEFORD, SK CALVIN & DONNA PIZZEY, FOXWARREN, MB CEDAR SPRINGS SIMMENTALS, HARTINGTON, ON ROSS & MARILYN JANSEN, BEECHY, SK FARRBOYS FARM LTD., BRIGHAM, QC E G C SIMMENTAL FARMS, INGLIS, MB DOUBLE M SIMMENTALS, CHASE, BC KOTOWICH EVERGREEN FARMS, ST. PAUL, AB D BAR K SIMMENTALS, BOWSMAN, MB OSLANSKI SIMMENTAL FARMS LTD., AIRDRIE, AB CTC SIMMENTALS, WESTEROSE, AB COME AS U R SIMMENTALS, STORTHOAKS, SK DAVID K. STEWART, CARBON, AB PEARSON SIMMENTALS, CALMAR, AB DAN & TIM MCVICAR, COLONSAY, SK GREEN SPRUCE SIMMENTAL, DUCK LAKE, SK GIFFORD MCNAUGHTON, DALKEITH, ON SUN STAR SIMMENTALS, SEDGEWICK, AB WYECREST FARMS , BROOKLIN, ON BOYNECREST STOCK FARM, STEPHENFIELD, MB G.T.A. RANCH INC., MAYERTHORPE, AB BRIAN WHITE, NANAIMO, BC VIRGINIA PETERS(SAPSFORD), PERDUE, SK ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., CLAVET, SK TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, INGLIS, MB HERTER SIMMENTALS , MAPLE CREEK, SK RENDEZVOUS FARMS, STE. ROSE, MB MARVIN & DEBRA ZORN, GRENFELL, SK PIERRE RIOUX, MANSEAU, QC HAROLD & ANNE CHESLOCK, METCALFE, ON GORDON DELICHTE, ST ALPHONSE, MB MAPLE HILL FARMS LTD., SPRUCE GROVE, AB GLENDALE FARM, CALGARY, AB RIMAC SIMMENTAL, SIRAN TRIPLE-K SIMMENTALS, VEGREVILLE, AB FAHYRLYTE FARMS, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DAYSLAND, AB CLARENCE PERLINGER, HANDEL, SK HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., LLOYDMINSTER, SK B&D SIMMENTALS, KEENE, ON J ANCHOR SIMMENTAL, LETHBRIDGE, AB BROOKS SIMMENTALS, TURTLEFORD, SK WAYDAMAR FARMS, DUNDALK, ON PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, STALWART, SK JEAN DESCHENES, QUEBEC, QC GORMLEA FARMS, BALCARRES, SK WAYNE G. STEEN, WELDON, SK JOHN A. ORR, ELKHORN, MB ROGER FORTIER & FILS MONIQUE DEMERS FORTIER, ST-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QC HIDDEN STONE FARM, ROCKYFORD, AB STOREBO FARMS, BEECHY, SK XRC SIMMENTALS, MEADOW LAKE, SK G 5 CATTLE CO LTD., CALGARY, AB J. RANDY AUMACK, SPIRITWOOD, SK SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD., AIRDRIE, AB DONNA MARIE ASHER, GRANDORA, SK OLE FARMS, ATHABASCA, AB YELLOW ROSE CATTLE CO., FALUN, AB LAZY H SIMMENTALS, ELK POINT, AB HICKS SIMMENTAL, MOOSE JAW, SK HAROLD GODFREY & SON, MEADOW BANK, PE BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, LLOYDMINSTER, SK

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ROBERT & RITA O’NEILL, PRICEVILLE, ON KIMBERLY MATTHEWS, OLDS , AB C R SIMMENTALS & SON, MEDSTEAD, SK LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., FISHER BRANCH, MB BRAITHWAITE SIMMENTAL RANCH, LANDIS, SK CLAUDE CARBONNEAU, ST-ODILON, QC HEGGIE ENTERPRISES LTD, RAYMOND, AB J R SIMMENTALS, CARBERRY, MB DOUBLE KL SIMMENTALS, NEUDORF, SK CALICO CATTLE CO., WHITEWOOD, SK TRIANGLE “G” SIMMENTALS, BOWSMAN, MB OUTBACK CATTLE CO., HIGH RIVER, AB DAVID & MARILYN GREY, COOKSHIRE, QC DONOVANDALE FARMS, ASHTON, ON DOWNEY FARMS, COULTER, MB ANDREW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB JO-DREEN FARM, STONEY CREEK, NB CONESTOGA FARMS LTD., OYEN, AB ACADEMY HILL LIVESTOCK, GRAFTON, ON TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, CARMAN, MB DAVID SEVCIK, HUSSAR, AB FERME SIBELLE FLECK S.E.N.C, DE LEVRAR, QC T V SIMMENTAL, WESTLOCK, AB KULYK SIMMENTALS, NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK LEMIEUX RANCHING LIMITED, RED DEER COUNTY, AB WILCOX SIMMENTALS, TREHERNE, MB O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS, HYTHE, AB SOUTH HOLDEN SIMMENTAL, HOLDEN, AB BRUNO LAPOINTE, ST-ALEXANDRE-DE-KAM, QC RAN MAR FARMS, HUBBARDS , NS EHR SIMMENTALS, WAWOTA, SK PROSPECT SIMMENTALS, RESTON, MB FAR-L FARMS, RIPLEY, ON MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, LEMBERG, SK RAYMOND ALBERT JABUREK, FALUN, AB SOUTH PARK CATTLE CO., SHELLBROOK, SK DOUBLE T SIMMENTALS, ITUNA, SK MICHAEL G. MOMOTIUK, WINNIPEGOSIS, MB RON CROSBY, VANDERHOOF, BC CAR-LAUR SIMMENTAL, HANOVER, ON HSN SIMMENTALS, HOLDEN, AB DONNA ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB NORTH HILL SIMMENTALS, BRUDERHEIM, AB TODD SIMMENTAL, WATERLOO, QC DEAD HORSE CREEK CATTLE CO LTD., CHARLIE LAKE, BC HILTON CATTLE COMPANY, WAWANESA, MB TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, BIG VALLEY, AB T & N SIMMENTAL, TRURO, NS PARVIEW STOCK FARMS, HIGH RIVER, AB RKT SIMMENTALS, MINNEDOSA, MB HAR-WEI SIMMENTALS, HOLLAND, MB R PLUS SIMMENTALS, ESTEVAN, SK BONNIE GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB GARRY BOON, LUCKY LAKE, SK SCHWEITZER SIMMENTALS, DECKER, MB FERME JEAN GUY BLAIS, LEEDS VILLAGE, QC INDIAN RIVER CATTLE COMPANY, INDIAN RIVER, ON KIE RIVER FARMS, CLYDE, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, MANNVILLE, AB CARR FARMS, ROCKYVIEW, AB DALE R & JUDY SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB HIGHLIGHT SIMMENTALS, MINNEDOSA, MB GORDON JONES SIMMENTALS, BALDUR, MB H I SIMMENTAL, MULVIHILL, MB OCEANBRAE, MISCOUCHE, PE VERNON W. PENNER, COLD LAKE, AB LANE SIMMENTAL, SASKATOON, SK PEARL VALLEY SIMMENTALS, ROSS, ND MARY CROZIER, RENFREW, ON LONESOME WILLOW RANCHES, VILNA, AB ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, RIMBEY, AB POOR BOY SEMINTAL, CECIL LAKE, BC HI TECH FARMS, INGLESIDE, ON JEFF DOBBIE, SPENCERVILLE, ON PETER V. SWEETEN, KIPLING, SK JUSTIN WARD PASCAL, WINNIPEGOSIS, MB WILLI & BARBARA SCHMID, SMITHERS, BC DAWSON CROZIER, RENFREW, ON TED & JOYCE HENDERSON, DAWSON CREEK, BC

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COLLEEN G. SEVCIK, HUSSAR, AB MCGILLIVRAY CATTLE CO., PAISLEY, ON EVERETT & MARK HORTON, ST. ANNS, ON KELLY HANSEN, SOURIS, MB MOVALD RANCHES, BRETON, AB FRYFIELD FARM, JANETVILLE,ON WILLOW CREEK SIMMENTALS, CROOKED CREEK, AB MOONLITE FARM, FAIRVIEW, AB GYPSEY ROSE SIMMENTALS, STURGEON COUNTY, AB FERME CYR ET FRERES INC., ST-JACQUES DE LEEDS, QC ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., OUNGRE, SK BUSCHBECK FARMS, MARKDALE, ON VIRGINIA RANCH, CREMONA , AB RIVERBANK FARMS , SALLE, MB LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS, RIMBEY, AB ROSEMEAD FARM, NAVAN, ON JOHN BADIUK, VITA, MB SYBOUTS LAKE FARMS LTD., GLADMAR, SK WESTGOLD FARMS LTD., MINBURN, AB JASON LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK RITE-A-WAY SIMMENTALS, TAYLOR, BC BONCHUK FARMS, SOLSGIRTH, MB VAIL VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLARKSBURG, ON WILLOUGHBY SIMMENTALS, ARMSTRONG, BC LA FERME BISCHOF , BAIE D’URFE, QC LUV-IN-IT CATTLE COMPANY, MAYERTHORPE, AB BRIAN MACKENZIE, DEBERT, NS ROCH DESROCHERS, WEEDON, QC HARMONY RIDGE FARM, HARMONY, NS ELLIOTT SIMMENTALS, BRETON, AB DREAM MAKER CATTLE CO., WESTLOCK, AB PROSPECT HILL SIMMENTALS, GRANTON, ON SCOTT PRESTON, HAMIOTA, MB FERME CHRISTEL, LA CROCHE, QC SIMMGEN LAND AND CATTLE CO., JARVIS, ON RANCH DANCLAU INC., ST-ULRIC, QC TRAVIS HERTER, GOLDEN PRAIRIE, SK KOPP FARMS, BRANDON, MB MATTHEW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB ROCK HARD SIMMENTALS, ERIKSDALE, MB LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, HAMIOTA, MB SELECT SIRES INC., PLAIN CITY, OH 101 SIMMENTALS, STE ROSE DU LAC, MB HURLEY SIMMENTALS, ECHO BAY, ON SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., STOUGHTON, SK ARKACY SIMMENTALS/TRIPLE ROSE SIMMENTALS, RICHMOND, ON CARLA HICKS, MORTLACH, SK TERRY SKORETZ, SEDGEWICK, AB RONDEAU RANCH, BONNYVILLE, AB SIERRA SIMMENTALS, VAVENBY, BC RICOCHET STOCK FARMS, ENCHANT, AB H. MACNEIL FARMS , BRANTFORD, ON WENDY A. HICKSON, BRANDON, MB JOHN R. MACKENZIE, DRAYTON VALLEY, AB CHRIS GOTT SIMMENTALS, BARRHEAD, AB MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, MINNEDOSA, MB JAYDAWN FARMS, SEXSMITH, AB BIG SKY SIMMENTALS, TREHERNE, MB MIKE & NICHOLAS KUNEC, LA COREY, AB RUSSELL AUMACK, RABBIT LAKE, SK BENOIT BEAUREGARD, ST-JUDE, QC HANDFORD SIMMENTALS, SNOWFLAKE, MB RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., GLENCOE, ON TERRY VERNON, MILLARVILLE, AB BAR K CATTLE CO., THORSBY, AB CARL & MICHELE SNEDDON, MAYERTHORPE, AB PROKOP MAGERA, STURGEON COUNTY, AB 3D SIMMENTALS, LUMSDEN, SK Y COULEE LAND & CATTLE CO., FRENCHMAN BUTTE, SK T-F SIMMENTALS, SUNDRE, AB S AND S SIMMENTALS, ENDEAVOUR, SK FERME LAPELTRIE, DESMAURE, QC SYLVAIN LAMBERT, YAMASKA-OUEST, QC BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR, BROWNFIELD, AB BRISTOL VIEW FARM, BRISTOL, QC MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, PALMERSTON, ON SUNNY BRIGHT FARM, EDWARDS, ON SUNSET SIMMENTALS, EDGERTON, AB


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On the Road

Ryan Cook Simmental Country Sales Representative elcome to the spring issue of Simmental Country. We as a breed have just finished another strong run of bull sales with many top quality bulls finding their way to progressive cowherds both purebred and commercial. A common denominator this spring was the quality and strength in the volume of bulls available, and you as breeders need to be commended on delivering a product that is sourced by many and standing behind and promoting Simmental together. Congratulations to all involved on a successful sale season!

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Now as we move into the 50th Anniversary celebrations this summer, you will see the events highlighted in this issue. Take a look and study the events that are close to your region and attend them, as there will be great opportunity to visit about the past, present and future of the breed. There has been many highlights over the 50 years and it’s a time to reflect on what it took to get us

here. Thank the breeders that had the vision to anchor on to this breed in the early years when you see them this summer as they were the pillars that built the foundation for many of us. Thank the commercial breeders that use Simmental as they are the driving force for most of us and promote in many different ways. Lastly, thank yourself for all you do on a day to day basis to improve the breed. As we look to the summer 50th Anniversary Herdbook issue, make sure you contact one of us at Simmental Country to be included in, and have your spot on the map. We are already working on this great issue, so plan ahead and get your program included, because this will only happen once! All the best to everyone on getting cows bred and to a great spring! 21


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u cours des cinq dernières années, on a tenu beaucoup de discussions concernant la génomique chez les bovins Simmental. On a parfois l’impression que les choses ne bougent pas assez rapidement qu’elles le devraient dans le secteur de la génomique, ou encore que d’autres races ou peut-être d’autres pays sont réellement en avance sur nous. Plusieurs races ont publié des Valeurs d’Élevage Moléculaires (VÉM), ou bien des valeurs pondérées pour divers tests, en complément de leurs ÉPD et des autres outils de sélection. Si vous n’êtes pas encore familier avec le terme génomique, il s’agit en fait de l’étude du génome de l’animal, ou de tout l’ADN chez un animal. L’ADN est la molécule contenant les instructions ou le modèle définissant comment l’animal va croître ou se développer. Cela ne veut pas dire que chaque animal atteindra son plein potentiel génétique, toutefois l’ADN fournit les instructions d’usage avec lesquelles les gérants de ferme travaillent afin de développer leurs sujets. On sait depuis plusieurs années que des changements au niveau des paires de base constituant l’ADN peuvent en fait résulter en des différences importantes entre les animaux. Par exemple, en changeant une lettre à un endroit précis du gène à cornes, on pourra obtenir un animal sans cornes, au lieu d’un animal à cornes. Plus récemment, nous avons été en mesure de chercher plus efficacement et à un coût plus bas le génome complet, afin d’identifier des différences ayant une influence sur une variété de caractères spécifiques. L’examen de ces légères différences est effectué par une technique appelée l’analyse des SNP. Fort probablement, vous aurez vu passer une analyse SNP portant un nom de compagnie ou encore le type d’analyse effectué, tel que 50K ou Profil GGP. Ces analyses évaluent l’ADN d’un animal et elles déterminent quelles variations des différents marqueurs SNP sont possédées par l’animal. Ces marqueurs peuvent être reliés à l’ADN venant influencer un caractère (tel que sans cornes ou à cornes), ou ils peuvent n’avoir aucun lien avec les caractères d’intérêt. Par exemple, nous savons que le gène des cornes chez les bovins se trouve près du sommet du Chromosome 1. Un marqueur SNP d’ADN provenant du milieu du Chromosome 15 ne nous fournira aucune information à savoir si l’animal porte le gène à cornes. Celui-ci peut toutefois nous renseigner concernant d’autres gènes possédés par l’animal, que ce soit pour les aptitudes maternelles, la croissance ou la résistance aux maladies. Compte tenu que les analyses considèrent plusieurs milliers de pièces d’ADN, nous devons simplifier les résultats présentés, afin de les rendre plus utiles. Certaines races ont notamment créé et publié des Valeurs d’Élevage Moléculaires (VÉM). Une VÉM est en fait une prédiction effectuée uniquement à partir des résultats des analyses de l’ADN du mérite génétique d’un animal donné, pour un caractère donné; il s’agit d’un ÉPD à partir de l’ADN. Bien que cela ait pu améliorer notre habilité à appliquer la génomique en utilisant des résultats plus simples, cela a ajouté de la confusion dans certaines situations. Étant donné que nous ne connaissons pas l’impact précis de chaque gène ou portion d’ADN d’un animal, nous devons employer l’information sur les SNP obtenue à partir des analyses, puis en dégager un impact relatif. En d’autres mots, l’information révélée par l’ADN est un bon départ, mais elle ne nous donne pas le portrait complet. Chez certaines associations de race qui publient les VÉM, les bovins peuvent également avoir un ÉPD calculé sur la base de la généalogie et des données de performance, mais qui n’est pas en lien avec la VÉM. Cela arrive parfois chez les taureaux possédant une précision élevée de leur ÉPD. Cette situation peut s’expliquer par le fait que la performance de la progéniture correspond et tient compte de toutes les interreactions au niveau de l’ADN, alors que la VÉM fournit une mesure directe d’une portion de l’ADN d’un animal. Il s’agit d’une des principales raisons pourquoi l’Association Simmental du Canada a décidé de ne pas rendre les VÉM disponibles aux membres, en tant que données préliminaires de génomique. Certaines associations ont opté pour une autre approche, basée sur une « approche de mélange », afin de produire des ÉPD qui incluent les résultats d’ADN. Dans une telle approche, les ÉPD sont calculés en utilisant les informations de performance et généalogiques, et ils sont “ajustés” par la suite en employant l’information sur les VÉM. Cela constitue une meilleure approche que de publier à la fois les ÉPD et les VÉM, tout en évitant de la confusion et en améliorant

par Bob Weaber, Spécialiste Vache-Veau la précision de l’ÉPD. Puisque l’ÉPD initial possède une précision élevée, la VÉM aura peu d’impact sur l’obtention du ÉPD final. Cette approche comporte certains défis et elle peut favoriser un ajustement plus ou moins bon de l’ÉPD, en fonction de divers facteurs. De même, il peut parfois y avoir un comptage en double ou d’autres choses, en particulier si l’ADN de l’animal a été analysé sur plus d’une plateforme. Exemple d’un ÉPD ajusté selon la VÉM : ÉPD PN VÉM PN ÉPD PN final Publié 5.0 2.5 4.0 0.30 0.45 Une seule étape L’approche retenue par L’Association Simmental du Canada est appelée à “une seule étape”, elle est techniquement meilleure, et avec un résultat plus simple et plus facile à interpréter par les usagers. Dans le but de permettre cette simplification pour les utilisateurs, le travail de base et non visible est devenu de plus en plus complexe, et celui-ci est effectué sur un système appelé « BOLT ». L’approche en une seule étape n’utilise pas l’information des VÉM, elle permet au lieu d’incorporer directement les résultats d’ADN et de les employer de diverses façons. En d’autres mots, au lieu d’importer 10 VÉM et de les employer pour ajuster l’ÉPD d’un animal, le système peut utiliser 50  000 pièces individuelles d’informations disponibles sur l’ADN de l’animal, et les ajuster selon les influences connues entre la génétique et le gène, la vigueur hybride, la portion des gènes ayant été transmises aux autres descendants, la confirmation de la parenté / de la généalogie, ainsi que pour d’autres facteurs tels que le degré de connexion entre les individus, en plus d’inclure les informations de performance et généalogiques de l’animal, de ses ancêtres, de ses contemporains et de sa progéniture. Cela permet d’obtenir un ÉPD beaucoup plus complet, avec une précision accrue, tout en évitant les problèmes relies à l’emploi de deux séries de chiffres pour le même caractère, soit une VÉM et un ÉPD. Cela permet aussi d’utiliser davantage de l’information disponible sur l’ADN. Bien que le processus de mise en ligne du système BOLT pour les évaluations génétiques ait été plutôt long, la première évaluation par «  une seule étape  » a été effectuée au printemps pour la longévité. L’évaluation incluait les généalogies, les données de longévité et les résultats des analyses d’ADN directement considérés dans l’évaluation. La prochaine étape prévoyant l’incorporation de la croissance et de la facilité de vêlage est bien avancée, tandis que la phase sur les carcasses doit aussi être complétée. Il s’agit donc d’un développement très excitant, car en améliorant la précision de sélection, les éleveurs et encore davantage leurs clients pourront améliorer leurs bovins selon une emphase donnée vers des objectifs spécifiques, et cela en ayant un degré accru de confiance avec leurs décisions d’élevage.

Nous vivons une période très excitante au sein de la race Simmental, et la génomique devient un outil de valeur de plus en plus important. L’application de la technologie par une seule étape aux évaluations de l’ASC la place en tête de liste de l’industrie, tout en assurant aux membres de pouvoir utiliser l’une des évaluations génétiques la plus complète qui soit.


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Member Announcements

Congratulations

Flint Hazen Muirhead Born January 18, 2017 Weighed 9 lbs 9 oz Parents: Justin & Amanda Muirhead

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Dax Howard Noble Libke Born March 18, 2017 Weighed 9.5 lbs and 22.4” long Parents: Tyler & Erin Libke

Erica Jane Sullivan Born March 19, 2017 Weighed 8 lbs 3 oz Parents: Patrick & Caitlan Sullivan Grandparents: John & Linda

Everett More

Dr. Everett More from Virden, Manitoba has practised Veterinary medicine for well over 40 years. Although semi-retired, Dr. More continues to play an integral part in both the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair and the Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze – two events he has proud to have been a part of for many years. His nearly five decades of involvement with the equine ranching industry in western Canada has provided significant expertise and service to the welfare of horses that contribute to women’s healthcare world-wide. He has been a supporter of local ag societies for over 50 years and remains a registered Simmental cattle breeder, is an exhibitor of Quarter horses and raises bulls and bred heifers for sale.

our deepest sympathies Delbert Enns

Delbert Edwin Enns was born July 12, 1927 the eldest son of Peter and Helena (Rempel) Enns. He was predeceased by his parents and younger brother Robert (Bob) Alvin Enns, his wife Evelyn (Saunders) and son Bradley Enns, sister in law Olga Enns and son in law Ron Oliver. He is survived by daughters Brenda (Dale) McCracken, Wanda Oliver, Penny (Bob) Michalenko, and Carol (Rob) Cooper. Grandchildren Jen McCracken (Chad Lafontaine), Cam (Crystal) McCracken, Lathan (Ashley) Oliver, Sheena Smith, Oarrie Oliver, Brent Michalenko, Ashley ( Mike) Brown, Lexie Cooper, Jax Cooper and great grandchildren Caitlynn Haughian, Brielle McCracken, Aubrey Brown. Liam, Sinead and Aeden Smith. He attended the King George School until Grade 8. In the winters 46 and 47 he attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and farmed with his father during the summer. Delbert and Evelyn married on October 18, 1950, in Borden, SK, moved to the farm and lived and worked together for 54 years. Delbert was an avid Simmental breeder and was one of the first breeders in Canada, his membership number was 936. Through this breed he met many people from across Canada, United States and Europe, where they travelled several times. His favorite places to be were on the farm or at the pasture by the North Saskatchewan River where many wiener roasts were held. Family and friends made special memories there. Summer was for camping with the grandchildren. Fall was cattle shows and sales in Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina and Edmonton. Community was important to him and served on many boards such as History Book, Anglican Church, 4-H, RM Council, Borden Care Home, and Saskatoon Fall Fair. He knew how to take care of things and had the fashion sense to look good too. Although his machinery wasn’t the newest he took care of it and loved being a farmer. The cattle herd was all sold by 2001 and they moved from the farm to live in Borden. A farm auction was held in June 2005 and farm rented out and eventually sold. Evelyn passed away in 2009 and Delbert continued to live in his own home until October 2012. He then moved into Borden Housing, sold the house in February 2013 and moved to Borden Care Home January 2014. He had lived his entire life in the Borden area except for the last 3 weeks when his health determined a move to the Langham Senior Citizen’s Home where he passed away on April 9, 2017

Paul Maxwell

It is with heavy hearts the family of Paul Maxwell share his peaceful passing on Tuesday, March 14, in Perth. Son of the late Leo and Edna Maxwell of South March. Survived by his loving fiancé Jenny Ross (sons Johnny and Jared), eight brothers and sisters: Gerald (Pat) Waterloo, Gary (Ruth) Kanata, Ann Ward (Brian) Kanata, Jane St. Denis (Jacques) Kanata, Ken (Marcia) Lombardy, James of Kanata, Steven (Karen) Renfrew and Teresa Larivee (Gilles) Dunrobin, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins. Paul will be missed by numerous neighbours and friends in the community.

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Glenn Earl Olson

Glenn Earl Olson was born in Rimbey on May 12, 1943 to his parents, Elmer and Ragna Olson. At that time the family lived in the Symonds District south of Rimbey and later in 1949 they moved to the Wooddale district where they farmed and operated an oilfield wireline company. During his high school years at the Rimbey School, Glenn was a member of the school marching band as a drummer. An active member of community groups from a young age, he belonged to the Rimbey 4-H Beef Club for six years and the Boy Scouts of Canada for five years; but his greatest passion was always for the cattle. He purchased his first purebred Hereford cow from Jack Beatty when he was thirteen years old. He also had a keen interest in horses and an eye for good conformation in a breed. When Glenn was just eighteen, he travelled with Howard Trautman by CP Railway to the Toronto Royal Winter Fair with Glenn’s yearling palomino filly. His horse won the Championship prize! This fall Glenn, Kay, and granddaughter Jenna travelled again to the Toronto Winter Fair where Glenn was able to find the same barn in which he had stalled his horse, Secret Pride, in 1961. Glenn farmed with his father until 1963 when he married his loving wife of 53 years, Kay Evernden (nee Muddle). Together they purchased the Alfred Vetsch land and continued farming. He was intrigued with the Simmental cattle when they were introduced in Canada so in 1972 he travelled to Scotland to purchase a Simmental bull. Later he imported two Simmental heifers from Switzerland and began replacing the polled Herefords with Simmentals. Glenn was very knowledgeable about blood lines; the continual improvement of his herd of 300 was his priority. He attended many stock shows and sales and always enjoyed talking with people there. In all his years of farming, it was important to get to town “a few times a day” for a cup of coffee with his friends and the latest news. During the years the family belonged to the Central Alberta Light Horse Association, they spent most summer weekends at with friends. Glenn later became involved with the Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association, an exciting challenge in racing and an opportunity to travel and meet new friends. Also an avid rodeo fan, he attended most of the major rodeo events on a Glenn was very proud of his children and grandchildren and their many achievements. Since he liked to travel, as his graduated from high school, he and Kay took each of them on a trip to the Maritimes, making happy memories for his family to cherish.

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On February 23rd, 2017 at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Glenn passed away peacefully in the company of his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Kay, sons Garry Evernden (Sandy), Kim Olson (Tasha Darby); grandchildren Christopher Evernden, Cameron Olson, Candice Evernden, Nicole Grocock (Nickolas), Jenna Olson, and step-grandchildren, Brandyn and Zackary Darby; one brother Allan Olson (Grace) and one sister Verlie Algar as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Ragna Olson, and one brother, Lorne Olson.

Archie Campbell

Archie Donald Campbell passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Archie is survived by: his wife of 68 years, Ida Campbell; his children, Shirley (Michel) St. Marseille, Cathy Leighton, Ann (Bob) Cooke, Alan (Natalie) Campbell; his grandchildren, Jacqueline St. Marseille, Quentin St. Marseille, Craig (Amanda) Leighton, Owen Leighton, Pam (Chris) MacRae, Ross (Lacey) Maxwell, Brian Campbell, Nicole (TJ) Solie; ten great grandchildren; his brothers, Phil (Marion) Campbell and Ian (Marg) Campbell; and sister-in-law, Bertha Campbell. Archie was predeceased by: his parents, Dan and Dolena Campbell; his son, Kenneth Campbell; granddaughter, Bambi Scotton; his brothers, Kenneth Campbell and Gordon Campbell.

Kyle Derek Reay

We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Kyle Reay. Kyle was a very determined young man and saw things through that he set his mind to such as pursuing his love for his wife Amanda Reay (Libke) in Saskatchewan. He was very involved in the Simmental cattle business and loved every minute of it. Kyle and Amanda enjoyed working alongside his mother and father-in-law Wayne and Linda Libke, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tyler and Erin Libke. He is also survived by grandparents Don and Bea Bates and Gordon and Pat Libke, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kyle is the son of Glen and Brenda Reay of Ontario, brother of Tanya (Steve Aljoe), Chad (Emma) and twin brother Corey (April) Reay, all of Ontario. He was the best uncle ever to Dax Libke, Brody Aljoe, Jaxon, Kolby, Payton, Charlie, and Oliver Reay. Kyle grew up in Ontario enjoying hockey, 4-H and Cattle. He owned his own tree business in Ontario before the love of his life Amanda Reay (nee Libke) brought him to Saskatchewan where they built their home together.

Jim Milliner

James Leonard Milliner passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017 at Rockwood Terrace in Durham, surrounded by family. On June 22, 1934 Jim was born to Oliver Milliner and his wife Annie McLean. He was an older brother to Fred and an infant brother (predeceased). In 1956 he married Wilma Wallace from Durham and took over the family farm. Jim and Wilma recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and are the proud parents of David and his wife Gayle (Abercrombie), Wayne, and his partner Cam Lund, Marilyn and her husband Alistair Stewart. Grandparents of Ashleigh and her husband Neil Cowan, Lynsey, Grant, Fraser and his fiancé Melissa Reid and Adam. They became proud great-grandparents when Ashleigh and Neil welcomed Weston and the new twins Adelyn and Aliza to the family. Jim raised registered beef cattle, first Hereford and then Simmental, winning ribbons at many local fairs. As a committed volunteer, he coached baseball and broomball, led many agricultural 4-H clubs, served for many years on the board of the Dundalk Fall Fair, and was an elder of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Swinton Park. In 1973 he began serving his community when he was elected as a councillor in Proton. In 1978 Jim was elected Reeve of Proton Township a position he held for over 20 years. In 1991 he was elected Warden of Grey County.

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Board of Directors President Kyle Lewis Ph: 780-962-5050 C: 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 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 Ben Farrant RR 2, Lousana, AB T0M 1K0 403-896-4331 b.farrant@centralab.coop Barclay Smith RR 1 Site 3 Box 6, Cherhill, AB T0E 0J0 780-305-6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com Double Crown Coordinator Tracy Kimmel Lloydminister, AB 780-875-2089 btkimmel@shaw.ca Field Person Dwayne Martin Box 1066, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 780-940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com

ASA Annual General Meeting

This year will be held on June 24 in Killam, AB. Tours will be hosted by South Holden Simmentals, Rancier Farms, Sun Star Simmentals and Maxwell Simmentals. Coach buses will be available for the tour, one starting in Innisfail and the other in Prague Hall (directions to hall: Turn off HWY 36 at twp 462. West to RR 140. North 1/2 mile.) Details will be on our Facebook page and website!

The ASA will be electing new board members at the ASA AGM

If interested in becoming a member of the ASA or being nominated for one of the Director positions please contact Kyle Lewis (kyle@lewisfarms.ca) or a current ASA Director.

Want to be Part of the ASA?

We are now accepting resumes for the Office Administrator Position. Please send resumes to Jordan Deeg at jordan@deegsimmental.com The ASA welcomes Dwayne Martin as their new Field Representative. Big thank you to Chuck and Loraine for their years of dedication to the Alberta Simmental Association!

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Percentage Female Show open to cow/calf pairs. Watch for more information!

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Saskatchewan Simmental Association

President: Ryan Lundberg Secretary:

(306) 295-7999

Carolyn McCormack (306) 697-2945 Box 591 Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

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$2000 Bull Promo

Friendly reminder, that as the bull sale season wraps up, to make sure that your SSA membership is current and to transfer the registration papers on all bulls sold, so that your bull customers are eligible to be entered for the $2000 sale credit from the SSA! The deadline for the 2017 draw is July 15th. The draw will be made at the SSA Annual General Meeting Summer 2017.

Current SSA Members...

Congratulations! Erixon Simmentals Inc. 2016 Purebred Breeder of the Year Dave and Krista Erixon own and operate Erixon Simmentals Inc. at Clavet, SK. They have been at the top of the breed in Saskatchewan for a number of years. They often have multiple championship banners from different shows throughout the year, high selling females at fall sales and are selling bulls into many top purebred and commercial herds across Canada. Dave and Krista have recently completed the succession of their family farm from his parents Bob and Kim. Throughout this transition their passion for the breed is obvious as they have grown the herd to nearly 200 breeding females and are incorporating some of the best genetics available through extensive A.I and embryo use. Both Dave and Krista volunteer time to our breed and the cattle industry. You will often see them judging various 4-H shows and exhibitions. Dave has been a director with the SSA for 9 years and served as president from 20132015. He has also served on the CSA breed improvement committee.

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Wide Open Spaces Simmentals 3 D Simmentals Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. Aumack Simmentals Bar A Simmentals Beaver Ridge Simmentals Black Gold Simmental Ltd. Boundary Ranch Braithwaite Simmental Farms Brooks Simmental Coulee Crossing Cattle Company Crossroad Farms Crossroad Farms Crystal Springs Stock Farms Curran -Amyotte Farm Curtis Simmentals David Bradley Simmentals Deer Range Farms Double Bar D Farms Double G Simmentals Drifting “M” Ranch Early Sunset Ranch East Poplar Simmentals Ed & Brenda Beaulac EDN Simmentals Erixon Simmentals Inc. Fern Creek Simmentals Fern Creek Simmentals Flying TL Simmentals Forden Fairview Farm Ltd. GJED Simmentals GJR Simmentals Grant Lodge Farm Herter Simmentals Hicks Simmental Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Homestead Simmentals Keet Simmentals Kelara Farms Kulyk Simmentals Kuntz Simmental Farm Labatte Simmentals Lazy Bar B Simmentals Lazy D Simmentals Little Willow Creek Ranch Mantei’s Diamond M Ranch Ltd. Maxstone Simmentals

McCormack Family Ranch McIntosh Livestock McMillen Ranching Ltd. Meadow-Acres Simmentals Millington Ranch Muirhead Cattle Co. Nisku Land & Cattle Inc. North Creek Simmentals Perlinger Simmental Pernitsky Farms Ltd. Peters Simmental Pheasantdale Cattle Company Porter Simmentals Prairie View Simmentals Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. R Plus Simmentals Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Riskan Hope Farm Robb Farms Ltd. Rocky Meadow Ranch SAJ Simmentals Scissors Creek Cattle Co. Section 17 Livestock Shaw Acres Simmentals Shooting Star Simmentals Siegfried Stock Farm Silvercreek Simmentals Spruce Grove Cattle Co. Statchuk Farms Stoney Creek Farm Stoney Creek Simmentals Sun Rise Simmentals Sunny Valley Simmentals Sybouts Lake Farms Ltd. T & G Cattle Company Three Star Simmentals Tim McVicar Timm Cattle Co. Townview Farms Triangle 33 Simmentals W. Lyle Jeffery W2 Farms Westhill Ranch Simmentals WM Simmentals XRC Simmentals X-T Simmentals


President Andrea Bertholet Box 307, Har tney, MB R0M 0X0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tholet@hotmail.com Secretary/Treasurer Laurelly Beswitherick Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0 Phone: 204-637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca Vice President Everett More Box 1754, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Phone: 204-748-1225 Email: vahequine@yahoo.com Second Vice President Tracey Wilcox Box 351, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 Phone: 204-723-2386 Email: pwilcox@mymts.net MSA Director Dana Johns Box 188, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0 Phone: 204.838.2003 Email: johnsdm@goinet.ca MSA Director Gordon Delichte Box 26, St. Alphonse, MB R0K 1Z0 Phone: 204-836-2116 Email: g.delichte@gmail.com MSA Director Tom Marchant Box 263, Arden, MB R0J 0B0 Phone: 204-841-2046 Email: tristarcattleco@gmail.com MSA Director Kyle Taylor Box 226, Minnedosa, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-867-7918 kyletaylor_87@msn.com MSA Director Kolton McIntosh Box 308, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-280-0359 mcintoshranch@gmail.com MSA Director Nikki Armstrong Box 263, Carberr y, MB R0K 0H0 Phone: 204-745-8849 olmsteadcattleco@hotmail.com CSA Director Blair McRae RR1 Box 57, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca Pembina Triangle Rep Eric Theroux Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 Phone: 204-526-7360 Email: eric.theroux@cpsagu.ca Keystone Association Rep Jennilee Stewart RR 2 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone; 204-763-4580 Email: rainbowriversimmentals@gamil.com YCSA President Carson Rodgers Phone: 204-871-0261 Email: rodgersfarms1@outlook.com

siness Manitoba Simmental Bulls Taking Care of Bu on Pastures this Summer •Thank you to all who attended and purchased bulls at Manitoba bull sales. •Congratulations to the 2017 MSA Scholarship recipient Sydney Thorgilsson. •MSA Summer show will be held at the Harding Agricultural Fair, Harding, MB. •Watch for more information on the 50th Anniversary celebrations that will be held at the Brandon AgEx.

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Auction proceeds directly support Youth Initiatives and Scholarships presented through the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation FCSF Charity # - 82695 3291RR0001

Early Donations Include

• Saturday August 12, 2017 • Sale Time: 7:30 pm AST Fredericton, NB In Conjunction with the CSA AGM Banquet

Bred Heifer From Tryon Simmentals Unique Semen lots Embryos from Top Donor Cows Sporting Event Tickets & Team Jerseys Rare Coin Collection ~ Travel Packages Unique Art ~ Sale Credits Limited Edition Belt Buckle Chuckwagon Race Tickets Jewellery ~ Kids Toys Gift Baskets ~ Generator Embryo Flushing Costs Advertising & Marketing Credits Plus Much Much More!!!

2 Great Ways you can Support the Foundation Auction this year!!

1. Contact any of the FCSF Board of Directors or the Auction Committee to add a special lot from your Farm to the 2017 Foundation Auction. Lots can be anything from genetics to a special travel package to tickets to your favourite sporting event. If its an Item you would bid on at a Charity Auction then it could be the perfect items for the FCSF Foundation Auction. 2.

After the Catalogue is out start to plan your purchases of some tickets on the Donation Heifer or any of the great items in this year's sale. With your support the Foundation will continue to provide Scholarships and support the Youth Initiatives in the Simmental Breed. For More Info or to add a item for the auction contact the Auction Co-chairs: Deanne Young (780) 542-0855 or Lacey Fisher (902) 664-6206 or Any of the FCSF Directors listed on FCSF Website: www.simmentalfoundation.com

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N•O•T•I•C•E

Canadian Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 1 p.m. Fredericton, New Brunswick

13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 E-mail: cansim@simmental.com website: www.simmental.com

Kelly Ashworth

Is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and will be receiving all CSA Director Nominations. Any nominations should be sent to him at / Est le Président du Comité de Nomination et recevra toutes les nominations de directeur de l’ASC. Toutes les nominations devraient lui être envoyées à : PO Box 53, Oungre, Saskatchewan S0C 1Z0 Phone: 306-861-2013 / E-mail: jashworth@sasktel.net

A•V•I•S

Association Simmental Canadienne Assemblée annuelle Samedi, le 12 août, 2017 – 13:00 h Fredericton, Nouveau-Brunswick

13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 E-mail: cansim@simmental.com website: www.simmental.com

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FORM OF PROXY

CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION 49th ANNUAL MEETING – 2017 The undersigned member of the Canadian Simmental Association hereby appoints ___________________________________________________________________ (Name) Canadian Simmental Association Member Number ________________ of _____________________________________________ (Address) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Town/City) (Province) (Postal Code) as the nominee of the undersigned to attend, vote and act for and on behalf of the undersigned at the meeting of the members of the Association to be held on the 12th day of August 2017 and at any adjournments thereof in the same manner and to the same event and with the same power as if the undersigned were present at the said meeting or such adjournment or adjournments thereof. The said proxy is authorized and directed to vote for the election of officers of the Canadian Simmental Association, if any. If any amendments or variations to matters identified in the notice of meeting are proposed at the meeting or if any other matters properly come before the meeting discretionary authority is hereby conferred with respect thereto. __________________________________________________ Signature of Person Making Declaration

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__________________________________________________ CSA Member Number

Fax copies are accepted provided they are received 10 days prior in advance of the AGM at the CSA office.

__________________________________________________ Name of Membership

FORMULAIRE DE PROCURATION ASSOCIATION SIMMENTAL CANADIENNE 49ième ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE 2017

Le membre soussigné de l’association Simmental canadienne nommé par la présente ______________________________________________________________________ (Nom) numéro de membre de l’association Simmental canadienne ____________________ de ____________________________________ (Adresse) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Ville/Village) (Province) (Code Postale) En tant que délégué de la part du membre soussigné, pour assister, voter et agir en son nom à l’assemblée annuelle des membres de l’association qui aura lieu le 12 août 2017 et à n’importe quel ajournement de l’assemblée, de la même façon et dans la même capacité et avec le même pouvoir d’agir que si le membre soussigné était présent à la dite assemblée ou à tel(s) ajournement(s) de celle-ci. Le mandataire est autorisé à voter et enjoint de le faire pour l’élection des membres du conseil de l’association Simmental canadienne s’il y a lieu. Si à la réunion il y avait proposition d’amender ou de varier les sujets de discussion tels qu’identifiés dans l’avis de convocation de l’assemblée ou si d’autres questions étaient conformément présentées à l’assemblée, un pouvoir discrétionnaire à ce sujet est en outre conféré au mandataire. __________________________________________________ Signature du mandataire

__________________________________________________ Nom sous lequel il/elle est membre de l’ASC __________________________________________________ No. de membre de l’ASC

_________________________________________________ Date Les copies envoyées par télécopieur “fax” sont acceptées pourvu qu’elles soient reçues à notre bureau de l’Association au moins 10 jours avant la Réunion générale annuelle de l’Association Canadienne Simmental.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

All Day - Cattle Move In & Set Up 4:00 pm - Committee & National Board Meeting 5:30 pm – Early Registration

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Friday, August 11, 2017

7:30 am – Registration 8:15 am – Orientation & YCSA AGM 10:00 am – Quizzes 11:00 pm – Print Marketing 12:00 pm - Lunch Provided 1:00 pm – Stock Show U Clinic 3:00 pm – Team Fitting & Judging 4:30 pm – Chores & Tie Out 6:00 pm – Supper Provided Evening - Pool Party!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8:30 am – Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo 9:00 am – Showmanship 11:30 pm – Lunch Provided 12:30 pm – Awards During Lunch 1:00 pm – CSA AGM 4:00 pm – Chores & Tie Out 5:00 pm – CSA AGM Banquet Cocktails 5:30 pm – CSA AGM Banquet 7:30 pm - Auction

Sunday, August 13, 2017

10:00 am - Conformation Show & Final Awards Ceremony 7:00 pm - Deadline for Cattle Departing


Arika Kathol has been actively involved in the Alberta Young Canadian Simmental Association for 4 years and is currently in her second year on their Board of Directors. She is 16 years old and lives on her family’s ranch near Drayton Valley, Alberta. She enjoys playing competitive volleyball and staying active. Arika is an honour student in high school and excels in Science and Math. She has many interests and is still discerning her future career but currently hopes to attend University and study Biological Science, as she has a real interest in plants and livestock. She was involved in Beef 4-H for 5 years and especially enjoyed Public Speaking and the interaction with many other young livestock enthusiasts. Growing up on the family ranch has given Arika many opportunities to learn about genetic selection through AI and embryo transplant as well as the importance of herd health. Arika currently has started her own small herd and looks forward to selecting cattle that can be profitable and help her pay for a pickup as she just got her Driver’s License. She is excited to attend the IGS Youth Leadership Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

My name is Tia Schram and I am from North Hill Simmentals located in Bruderheim, AB. I am a ninth year 4-H member, avid stock shower, and Kansas State hopeful. This year has been my first year with the YCSA program, and I am honored to have been selected as the Intermediate Aggregate Champion this past summer in Lloydminster, SK. The YCSA program has given me the opportunity to meet a selection of various breeders across the nation, and form friendships that will last a life time. I believe that the Simmental breed is a very dynamic one, and is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the future. In the fall, I will be a high school senior, and I cannot wait to pursue a degree in Agricultural Communications so I can give back to the industry that has done so much for me. My livestock experiences have taught me to value marketing, and I see my future in that area of the industry. Outside of school I exhibit cattle year round and play high school and club volleyball. Thank-you to YCSA for the opportunity to attend the IGS Youth Leadership Conference in Nebraska this August.

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Ferme Gagnon 19th Annual Production Sale and Guests

Cheneville, QC September 24, 2016 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Simmental Bred Heifers Semen Flushes Sale Total

Lots 35 1 5 41

Gross

Average

$187,301.00 $6,000.00 $11,000.00 $204,301.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 27 - FGAF Barbarella 193B S: Double Bar D Emblem 151X DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Double Bar D

$5,351.00 $6,000.00 $2,200.00 $4,983.00

$27,500.00

Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, AB November 18, 2016 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Cows Bred Heifers Heifer Calves Embryos Semen Units Live Lots Sale Total

Lots 23 19 13 16 22 55

Gross

Average

$108,000.00 $86,200.00 $33,330.00 $6,125.00 $1,100.00 $227,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Spruces Dream Weaver 383B S: South Seven Wichita 67W DS: SU Phoenix 501P Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: Double Bar D Farms

$4,695.65 $4,536.84 $2,561.54 $382.81 $50.00 $4,136.36

$11,500.00

Checkers Red, Black & Fullblood Simmental Sale Ponoka, AB December 17, 2016 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bred Heifers 15 Simmental Open Heifers 25 Pick of the Bred Heifers 1 41 Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - LRX Button 25C S: Mr CCF Vision DS: LFE Red Casino 3036X Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Crowe Bros Simmentals

Gross

Average

$140,500.00 $151,200.00 $6,000.00 $297,700.00

$9,367.00 $6,048.00 $6,000.00 $7,261.00

$22,000.00

Lot 12 - FGAF Duchess 061C S: BVF 415P Springstein 75Z DS: Rooinik Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Wells Crossing Cattle Co.

$12,000.00

Lot 30 - Cedar Creek Ayla S: Double Bar D Jahari 150Y DS: Dayton’s POL Neumann Consignor: Cedar Creek Simmentals Buyer: Maxwell Land & Livestock

$9,000.00

Lot 34 - Hi Tech Clownin Around S: FBF1 Combustible DS: Todd’s Dream Cloud 2T Consignor: Hi-Tech Farms Buyer: Lacombe

$8,500.00

Lot 5 - Spruces Harlequin 411B S: South Seven Wichita 67W DS: SU Phoenix 501P Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 45 - Anchor D Carrie 428A S: Bar 5 SA Stride 413P DS: Dora Lee Native Son Consignor: Elliot Simmentals Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 67 - BGL Trinity PFF S: Emperor DS: Hockenhull Marvel Consignor: Elliot Simmentals Buyer: Stanley Martins

$7,000.00

Lot 6 - Spruces Potion 412B S: NUG Raptor 233Y DS: Diamond T 264U Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: Lockhart Valley Simmentals

$6,500.00

Lot 13 - NUG Twyla 602D S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: LFE Red Casino 3036X Consignor: Wheatland Red Ace 747T Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$17,000.00

Lot 12 - NUG Licorice 153C S: X-T The Force 2A DS: LFE Black Lakota 385W Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Crow Bros Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 14 - NUG Ruby 648D S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch

$14,500.00

Lot 44 - Early Sunset Lady 34D S: Mr TR Hammer 308A ET DS: WAGR Driver 706T Consignor: Early Sunset Ranch Buyer: Bar 17 Little Valley Simmentals

$14,500.00

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24th Annual Janzen Ranches Red & Black Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Janzen Ranches February 9, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Simm Bulls 41 Black Purebred Simm Bulls 10 Red Angus Bulls 12 Simm Angus Bulls 2 Sale Total 65

Gross

Average

$288,050.00 $56,000.00 $79,000.00 $10,250.00 $433,300.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 19 - JJJS Cobra 106D S: DEEG Mr 4A DS: Remington Red Label 137W Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Red Top Livestock

$7,026.00 $5,600.00 $6,583.00 $5,125.00 $6,666.00

$18,000.00

Lot 32 - AEDJ Cobra 140D S: DEEG Mr 4A DS: JJJS Red Label 9T Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$17,000.00

Lot 30 - JJJS Cobra 138D S: DEEG Mr 4A DS: Remington Red Label 137W Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$12,500.00

Lot 37 - AEDJ Cobra 158D S: DEEG Mr 4A DS: JJJS Red Label 9T Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 4 - JJJS Blk Goon 45D S: LFE BS Lewis 368B DS: IPU Red Bodybuilder 62S Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$10,500.00

Lot 42 - Rust Commissioner 42D S: LFE Commissioner 811Z DS: S Summit 956 Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: Werning Cattle Company

$12,000.00

Lot 2 - FHEN Dakota S: WS Pilgrim H182U DS: PVF Preferred Edge 717G Consignor: Jay Hennessy & Family Buyer: Shane Erickson

$8,000.00

Lot 45 - B Bar C Dimension S: Black Gold Wispers Shadow DS: Beech Bros Xanthus 965X Consignor: B Bar C Simmentals Buyer: Erskine Farming Co. Ltd

$9,500.00

Lot 47 - B Bar C Damon S: Oakview Titan 20Y DS: Anchor D Rowan 108R Consignor: B Bar C Simmentals Buyer: Erskine Farming Co. Ltd.

$9,500.00

Lot 66 - Grinalta’s Ideal RP745C S: Ellingson Ideal X13 DS: Grinalta’s Macho Elite 20X Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Rondeau Ranches

$9,500.00

Lot 61 - Grindell’s Ultra PFF148C S: Grinalta’s HP Ultra FF940 DS: Dayton’s SC. Romulus Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Anchor C Farms

$9,000.00

Rust Mountain View Ranch 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Turtle Lake, ND February 9, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

36 $174,636.00 36 $174,636.00

$4,851.00 $4,851.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - Rust Henn Rambler 6003 $31,000.00 S: WS Pilgrim H182U DS: PVF Preferred Edge 717G Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: Deeg Simmentals, Lewis Farms, Canadian Sires

Jeans and Genetics 3rd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB February 14, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Average

25 $114,650.00 6 $38,150.00 31 $152,800.00

Lot 48 - B Bar C Denim S: CFFS Open Range 860Y DS: Anchor D Rowan 108R Consignor: B Bar C Simmentals Buyer: Trialta Simmentals

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Gross

$4,586.00 $6,358.33 $4,929.03

$9,900.00


2017 GeNetIC eDGe SIMMeNtAL BULL SALe FeBRUARy 10, 2017 88 Simmental Bulls Gross $626,200 $7116 Average

Lot 5 Battalion - Hairy Hill Cattle Co. Lot #5: Anchor D Battalion 60D (S) Virginia Maximus (DS) Double Bar D Maestro 100S

Sold to Hairy Hill Cattle Co., AB for $21,000 Lot #25: Anchor D Moomba 157D

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(S) Black Gold Moomba (DS) South Seven Razzmatazz

Sold to McManus Simmentals, MB for $18,000 Lot # 66: Anchor D Earthquake 285D (S) ALLM Colossal 25U (DS) Solway Adonis

Sold to Upper ½ Way Simmentals & Crystal Springs Ranch, BC for $13,000 Lot #12: Anchor D MACS Damon 290D (S) BEE Valor 1A (DS) Bar 5 Stride 413P

Sold to Ferrybank Colony, AB for $11,500

Lot # 57: Anchor D Armageddon 228D (S) Anchor D Mr Gibbs 20Z (DS) Klondike Goldrush 418B

Sold to Grant Bailey, AB for $11,000 Lot #2: Anchor D Calvary 265D (S) Virginia Maximus (DS) Bar 5 Harrach 801P

Sold to Albert Putz, Iowa for $10,500 Lot #36; Garren’s National Treasure (S) Anchor D Mazorotti 19B (DS) Anchor D Mr. Gibbs 20Z

Sold to Chris Bowman, AB for $10,500 Lot #17; Anchor D Bombay 338D (S) Anchor D Entourage 235X (DS) South Seven Razzmatazz

Sold to Dave Shand, AB for $10,250 Lot #4; Anchor D Omaha 235D (S) Virginia Maximus (DS) South Seven Razzmatazz

Sold to Gerig Farms, AB for $10,000 Lot # 19; Anchor D Gilroy 171D (S) Anchor D Entourage 235X (DS) Casey’s Majesty 1Y

Sold to Stone Simmentals, AB for $10,000 Lot #26; Anchor D Cobalt 272C (S) Black Gold Epic 14Z (DS) South Seven Razzmatazz

Sold to Nelson Ranch & Croooked Lake Livestock, AB for $10,000

Lot 66

Lot 25 Moomba - McManus Simmentals

Earthquake - Upper 1/2 Way Simmentals & Crystal Springs Ranch

Albert Velema, AB Frankanill Knight Farms, AB Northway Cattle Co, AB Albert Putz, Iowa Travis & Lynn Trask, BC Rod & Brenda Snopek, AB Drew & Deanna Keivers, AB Gerig Farms, AB Walt & Val Hedges, BC Hairy Hill Cattle Co, AB Upper ½ Way Simmentals, BC Dan & Judy Foley, BC Crystal Springs Ranch, BC Kevin Olmstead, AB Battrum Cattle Co, AB Scotsford Colony, AB Ian & Babe Ross, AB Matt Chostner, AB Colin Foster, AB Rod Jordan, AB Chris & Hannah Bowman, AB Cleardale Colony, AB Stuart & Karen Shaw, AB Ferrybank Colony, AB Randy Valstar, AB OB Holdings, AB Bill Orlick, AB Camrose Colony, AB Gene & Pam Riley, AB George & Anne Anderson-Jackson, AB Reszel Farms, AB Dave Shand, AB Pine Hill Colony, AB Diamond Rio Ranch, AB Flewelling Livestock, AB Stone Simmentals, AB Gerald Wilsie, AB Double T Cattle Co, AB Triple S Farms, AB McManus Simmentals, MB Peaceview Colony, BC Nelson Ranch, AB

Grant Bailey, AB Craigmyle Colony, AB Wally & Connie Quapp, AB Rick & Evelyn Sanderson, AB Dennis Jordan, AB Michael Graff, BC Kevin Cummings, AB Rob Sweet, AB Javier Jauregui Ocampo, Mexico Mark Underschultz, AB Peter & Cec Dykstra, AB Carl & Sheri Lynn Black, AB R & P Weeks, AB Don Brewitt, AB Trenson Farms, AB Galas Stock Farms, AB Dennis Herman, AB Earl & Shirley Hagstrom, AB Don Eadie, AB Jeff Kamalah Farms, AB George & Gail Slusarczyk, AB Harry Krause, AB

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Diamond M Ranch

Estevan, SK February 12, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

53 $238,400.00 53 $238,400.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 36 - DMF Diamond M Bull 506C S: Tess Red 135Y DS: MRL 128T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Brian Tessier

$4,500.00 $4,500.00

$10,750.00

Outlaw Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB February 15, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 27 $147,500.00 Simmental Open Heifers 8 $41,500.00 Sale Total 35 $189,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 21 - Outlaw Mr Soda Pop 1D S: Outlaw Soda Pop 14B DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Company Buyer: Travis & Larry Herter

$5,463.00 $5,188.00 $5,400.00

$20,000.00

Irma, AB February 17, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

Fullblood Bulls 13 Black Simmental Bulls 2 Red Simmental Bulls 3 Fullblood Long Yearling Bulls 6 Sale Total 24

High Selling Lots

Gross

42

Average

$56,800.00 $21,750.00 $13,250.00 $28,100.00 $119,900.00

Lot 19 - Champs Black Mamba S: Springcreek Olympian 66A DS: Double Bar D True Grit Consignor: Champ Simmentals Buyer: Daardi and Nadine Almberg

$8,500.00

Lot 39 - DMF Diamond M Bull 511C S: Tess Red 135Y DS: DMF Driver 307N Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: City View Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 9 - DMF Diamond M Bull 589C S: Wheatland Nitro 64X DS: LFE MR Lewis 826E Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: City View Farms

$7,250.00

Lot 45 - DMF Diamond M Bull 549C S: Wheatland Fusion 341A DS: ACS Powerade 125X Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Peter Frohlin

$6,500.00

Lot 1 - Wheatland Circuit Breaker S: Wheatland High Voltage 122Y DS: STF Dominance T171 Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Company Buyer: Landon Poiser

$10,250.00

Lot 35 - Outlaw Ms Soda Pop 47D S: Outlaw Soda Pop 14B DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Company Buyer: DBA KT Ranching

$9,000.00

Lot 39 - Outlaw Ms Cobra 22D S: DEEG Mr 76B DS: WFL Identity 23X Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Company Buyer: DBA KT Ranching

$8,250.00

Lot 22 - Outlaw Mr Final Affair $7,000.00 S: Wheatland Final Affair DS: JF Milestone 999W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Company Buyer: Storle Farms and Sybouts Lake Farms

Young Guns Simmental Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 37 - DMF No Limits 523C S: Tess Red 135Y DS: EDN Tucker 52T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Dombowsky Family Farm

$4,369.00 $10,875.00 $4,417.00 $4,683.00 $4,996.00

$14,750.00

Lot 20 - Champs Throttle S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: Eagle-Ridge Lobo 11L Consignor: Champ Simmentals Buyer: Patricia and John Armitage

$7,000.00

Lot 1 - Champs Awestruck S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: RPF P-10 First Choice Consignor: Champ Simmentals Buyer: Adam Stuart

$6,500.00

Lot 2 - Champs McDavid S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: Shawacres Preemo 52P Consignor: Champ Simmentals Buyer: Adam Stuart

$6,000.00

Lot 23 - Champs Carter 10C S: Big Sky Asher 3A DS: Smithbilt Molson 21M Consignor: Champ Simmentals Buyer: Robinson Simmentals

$5,500.00


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M&J Farms Bull & Female Sale February 16, 2017 Sale Results: 22.75 Black Simmental Bulls Grossed: $159,900.00 Averaged: $7,028.57 17.5 Red Simmental Bulls Grossed: $100,550.00 Averaged: $5,745.71 14 Black Angus Bulls Grossed: $94,750.00 Averaged: $6,767.86 2 Red Angus Bulls Grossed: $13,250.00 Averaged: $6,625.00 9 SimmAngus Bulls Grossed: $46,400.00 Averaged: $5,155.56 18 Bred Commercial Heifers Grossed: $37,100.00 Averaged: $2,061.11 80.25 Lots Grossed $451,950.00 Sale Managed By

High Selling Lots Lot 19 - $21,000.00 MJ Mountain Man 5058C S: Tess Black Rampage 71W DS: MMJB Red Loadliner 4Y Buyer: S&G Livestock

Lot 17 - $12,500.00 MJ Black Ibull 5048C S: Blacksand Ibull 49Z DS: LFE Bombshell 508N Buyer: Jesse Lussier

Lot 14 - $11,000.00 MJ Black Casanova 5038C S: Tess Black Rampage 71W DS: MJ Black Loadliner 35Y Buyer: MLC Cattle Co.

Lot 1 - $9,750.00 BDS Mr Black Diamond 501C S: Bull 394A DS: IPU Red Western 49X Buyer: John Puttinger

Lot 26 - $9,500.00 MJ Black Mac 5087C S: Blacksand Ottawa 60A DS: Ultra Mr Teddybear 81S Buyer: Neepawa Honey Farms

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Rendezvous Farms Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 20, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Simmmental Bulls 23 Red Simmental Bulls 56 Fullblood Simmental Bulls 21 Black Simm Open Heifers 10 Red Simm Open Heifers 31 Fullblood Simm Open Heifers 10 Sale Total 151

Gross

Average

$179,500.00 $373,950.00 $123,500.00 $43,250.00 $122,950.00 $45,700.00 $888,850.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 27 - Rendezvous 124D S: ZSL Mr Red Mandako 49B DS: NUG Trigger 263Y Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Czech-Mate Livestock

$7,804.00 $6,678.00 $5,881.00 $4,325.00 $3,966.00 $4,570.00 $5,886.00

$15,000.00

Select Opportunity Bull Sale

Innisfail, AB February 20, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

39 $243,800.00 39 $243,800.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - MRC Lotto Max 9D S: MRC Bold Ruler 183B DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Robb Farms

$6,251.00 $6,251.00

$20,000.00

Crossroad Farms 11th Annual Bull & Female Sale Shell Lake, SK February 22, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Yearling Bulls 72 $695,520.00 Simmental Open Heifers 18 $80,748.00 Sale Total 90 $776,268.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 48 - Crossroad Sirius 78D S: Sibelle Spartacus 8A DS: Crossroad Sinatra 557S Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Rafter 4T Farms

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$9,660.00 $4,486.00 $8,625.00

$30,000.00

Lot 33 - Rendezvous 184D S: ZSL Mr Red Mandako 49B DS: NUG Trigger 263Y Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Chase Trautman

$14,500.00

Lot 4 - Rendezvous 464D S: Springcreek Hot Shot 80A DS: IPU Chicago 62U Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Mike & Lois Ekstrum

$14,000.00

Lot 68 - Rendezvous 15D $13,000.00 S: Rendezvous Red Caesar 11U DS: NUG Trigger 263Y Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Belle Plaine Colony Farming Co. Ltd. Lot 30 - Rendezvous 7D S: ZSL Mr Red Mandako 49B DS: Rendezvous Red Caesar 584 Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Berndt Simmental Ranch

$13,000.00

Lot 28 - WHS American Pride 631C S: JF American PrideE 0987X DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Consignor: Hannah Simmentals Buyer: Silver Spring Colony

$11,000.00

Lot 4 - MRC Cash 164D S: MRC Wall Street 183Z DS: KBR Black Exciter 758T Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Sandy Hill

$10,500.00

Lot 18 - MRC Highmore 428D S: WAGR Highmore 173B DS: MR HOC Broker Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Steve Richardson

$10,500.00

Lot 24 - MRC Banker 283D S: MRC Supremacy 260B DS: MR HOC Broker Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Eddleston Farming

$10,000.00

Lot 3 - Crossroad Voltage 414D S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Cattle Creek Crossing

$20,000.00

Lot 2 - Crossroad Walker 52D S: CMS/BMD Paparazzi 205Z DS: Remington Red Label HR Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Windmill Stock Farm

$20,000.00

Lot 14 - Crossroad Discovery 77D S: Crossroad Degree 294A DS: Gidsco Appollo 3F Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Stolson Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 13 - Crossroad Dimension 437D S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Crocus Cattle Co.

$15,000.00


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Robb/Hoegl 12th Annual Bull Sale

Lloydminster, SK February 23, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Red Angus Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

66 $577,764.00 4 $21,752.00 70 $599,516.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 19 - LRX Black 16D S: Springcreek Liner 104S DS: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Bouchard Livestock

$8,754.00 $5,438.00 $8,565.00

$47,000.00

Lone Stone Farms Fullblood Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB February 24, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood 2 Year Old Bulls 15 Yearling Fullblood Simm Bulls 18 Red Angus 2 Year Old Bulls 20 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 16 Commercial Open Heifers 15 Sale Total 84

Gross

Average

$91,750.00 $105,850.00 $140,950.00 $96,700.00 $26,850.00 $462,100.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 13 - Lone Stone Barbosa 150C S: Lone Stone Barbosa 91A DS: Wolfes Thunder FF60T Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Alix Farming

$6,116.67 $5,880.56 $7,047.50 $6,043.75 $1,790.00 $5,501.00

$10,000.00

Lewis Farms 32nd Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB February 25, 2017 Auctioneers: Brent Carey & Danny Skeels

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Average

277 $2,335,941.00 277 $2,335,941.00

Lot 300 - LFE RS Lewis 3011C S: LFE Biss Black Advance 426U DS: LFE Mr Lewis 462P Consignor: Lewis Farms Buyer: WLB Livestock

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Gross

$8,433.00 $8,433.00

$56,000.00

Lot 42 - NGDB Loaded Gun 14D S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: Crossroad Milestone 841U Consignor: Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Buyer: Starwest Farms

$45,000.00

$18,000.00 Lot 70 - NGDB Venom 34D S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Buyer: Rancier Farms, Windy Hill Livestock, Labatte Simmentals, Canadian Sires Lot 31 - LRX Jungle 26D S: LRX Jungle Jim 81A DS: Meck Prepass 68S Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Spruce View Acres

$14,500.00

Lot 28 - LRX Total Value 162D S: Starwest Total Value DS: WXR Redpaths Major 36W Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: MC Quantock

$14,000.00

Lot 11 - Lone Stone Baron 135C S: BLCC Mr Baron 326Z DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Longheed Colony

$8,500.00

Lot 8 - Lone Stone Baron 142C S: BLCC Mr Baron 326Z DS: Wolfes Titan FF 51T Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Alix Farming

$8,000.00

Lot 52 - Lone Stone Bedrock 91D S: PHS Bedrock 355B DS: MFI Jeremiah 9022 Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Gerald Seib

$10,500.00

Lot 51 - Lone Stone Bedrock 122D S: PHS Bedrock 355B DS: APLX Envoy 2Y Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Brian Pfeffer

$8,500.00

Lot 53 - LFE BS Lewis 305D S: LFE BS Lewis 420B DS: LFE The Dark Knight 350U Consignor: Lewis Farms Buyer: Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co.

$45,000.00

Lot 305 - LFE RS Lewis 3067C S: LFE Rich Ray 369Z DS: LFE Dreaming Red 503S Consignor: Lewis Farms Buyer: Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co.

$36,000.00

Lot 400 - LFE FS Lewis 528D S: LFE Landslide 572Z DS: Anchor D Samurai 87P Consignor: Mark Land & Cattle Buyer: Kyle & Doug Westman

$25,500.00

Lot 418 - LFE FS Lewis 524D S: Double Bar D Chesapeake DS: Bar 5 SA Stimulation 415P Consignor: Mark Land & Cattle Buyer: Westman Farms

$25,500.00


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Muirhead Cattle Company 15th Annual Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK February 27, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

55 $414,500.00 55 $414,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - Muirheads Broker 169C S: Muirheads Broker 221Z DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Hicks Simmentals

$7,536.00 $7,536.00

$14,000.00

Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & Simm / Angus Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK February 28, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley & Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fleckvieh Bulls 61 Purebred Simmental Bulls 83.75 15 Sim/Angus Bulls Sale Total 159.75

Gross

Average

$369,416.00 $449,151.25 $67,605.00 $886,150.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 137 - Double Bar D CM 611C S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: SS Upscale X25 Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Rehorst Farms Ltd.

$6,056.00 $5,363.00 $4,507.00 $5,547.00

$37,500.00

Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB February 28, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Yearling Bulls

Lots 7

Gross

Average

$33,100.00

$4,729.00 $5,919.00 $4,400.00 $6,115.00 $4,617.00 $4,521.00 $6,000.00 $5,594.00

Fullblood Long Yearling Bulls 26 $153,900.00

Fullblood 3 Year Old Bull 1 Red Simm Yearlng Bulls 17 Red Simm Long Yearling Bulls 3 Black SimmYearling Bulls 7 Black Simm Long Yearling Bull 1 Sale Total 62

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$4,400.00 $103,950.00 $13,850.00 $31,650.00 $6,000.00 $346,850.00

Lot 42 - Muirheads Triple Play 22C S: Deeg Triple Play 48Z DS: WLF Identity 23X Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: CR Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 23 - Muirheads Pit Boss 163C S: Erixon Pit Boss 21Z DS: JDN Cisco’s Pride 10K Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Windy Hill Livestock

$13,000.00

Lot 12 - Muirheads Bill 182C S: WLB Bull 223W 400Y DS: Muirheads Lexus 133U Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Lost River Farming Co.

$11,000.00

Lot 22 - Muirheads Pit Boss 184C S: Erixon Pit Boss 21Z DS: GCF Mr Amigo Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Bircham Ranch

$11,000.00

Lot 30 - Double Bar D NB 124C S: RV Nickleback 6U DS: WLSF Hamlo Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Sunnville Simmentals

$20,000.00

Lot 33 - Double Bar D Jugger 118C S: MFI Jeremiah 9022 DS: Rooinik Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Spruce View Simmentals

$20,000.00

Lot 4 - Double Bar D Rival 28D S: Double Bar D Riva 201A DS: Double Bar D Exodus 104U Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Brian and Paige Uran

$12,000.00

Lot 100 - Double Bar D Royal 445D S: Double Bar D Royal 526B DS: JF American Pride 0987X Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Mar Mac Farms

$12,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 25 - KSL Chairman 10C S: JB CDN Vindicator 1215 DS: Virginia Showbiz 40X Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: South Peace Colony

$10,500.00

Lot 28 - KSL Colorado 16C S: JB CDN Vindicator 1215 DS: Crossroad Tuxedo 222T Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Remple Farms Ltd.

$10,000.00

Lot 26 - KSL Crimson 11C S: WCC Wells’ PLD Zenon 18Z DS: Double Bar D Founder 33Y Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Peace View Colony

$9,750.00

Lot 1 - TRI K Hotshot 57D S: MRL Matrix 38B DS: IPU 52N Accelerator 222U Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Pure Country Simmentals

$9,750.00


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Erixon Simmental Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK March 1, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 51 $469,500.00 Simmental Open Heifers 8 $36,050.00 Sale Total 59 $505,550.00

$9,206.00 $4,506.00 $8,569.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 27 - Erixon Lad 69D $32,000.00 S: Kuntz Sheriff 8A DS: MAF R Horizon 7Y Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Swan Lake Farms and Workman Farms

Pheasantdale 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK March 2, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 50 $226,900.00 Simmental Open Heifers 8 $28,250.00 Sale Total 58 $255,150.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 65 - Pheasantdale Mr Blk 328C S: Tess Red Edition 114T DS: Wheatland Bull 932W Consignor: Pheasantdale Farms Buyer: KD’s Simmental

$4,538.00 $3,531.00 $4,399.00

$7,500.00

LaBatte Simmentals With Guests Meadow Acres Farm 37th Bull & Female Sale

Moose Jaw, SK March 3, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels / Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp./Johnston Auction Mart Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simm Two Year Old Bulls 5 Simmental Yearling Bulls 83 Simmental Open Heifers 16 104 Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Gross $49,750.00 $714,000.00 $101,500.00 $865,250.00

Average $9,950.00 $8,602.41 $6,344.00 $8,349.71

Lot 14 - IPU Red El Tigre 114D $46,000.00 S: MRL El Tigre 52Z DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Deeg Simmentals and Muirhead Cattle Co.

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Lot 40 - Erixon Lad 110D S: MRL Pretty Reckless 68B DS: Skors Black Enticer 4W Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Deeg Simmentals

$25,000.00

Lot 16 - Erixon Lad 47D S: Erixon Dealer 63Z DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms

$20,000.00

Lot 34 - Erixon Lad 91D S: MRL Capone 130B DS: LBR Crocket R81 Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: RKT Simmentals

$16,500.00

Lot 13 - Erixon Lad 42D $15,500.00 S: NUG Royal Red 324A DS: MR HOC Broker Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Sunberry Valley Ranch and Canadian Sires Lot 32 - Pheasantdale Devil 27D S: Come As U R Red Rocket DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Pheasantdale Farms Buyer: Gormlea Farms

$7,250.00

Lot 14 - Pheasantdale Durango 139D S: LFE BS Lewis 326B DS: LFE Hot Topic 312W Consignor: Pheasantdale Farms Buyer: CDA Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 50 - Pheasantdale Dually 3D S: Pheasantdale Mr Force 78A DS: WFL Mr Westway 79Z Consignor: Pheasantdale Farms Buyer: Leonard Kuschak

$7,000.00

Lot 51 - Pheasantdale Dare 12D S: Pheasantdale Mr Force 78A DS: LRX HP Rocket 23Y Consignor: Pheasantdale Farms Buyer: Stoney Creek Simmentals

$6,750.00

Lot 46 - MAF Mr 266C S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Consignor: Meadow Acres Buyer: W2 Land & Cattle

$25,000.00

Lot 33 - IPU Soda Pop 49D S: Outlaw Soda Pop 14B DS: MR NLC Upgrade U8676 Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Carey Scrimbit

$24,000.00

Lot 25 - IPU El Tigre 21D S: MRL El Tigre 52Z DS: SAS T101 Sweet Meat Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Gravely Ranch

$20,000.00

Lot 15 - IPU Red Zone 149D S: IPU Red Zone 16A DS: S-Paw Turbo Charged Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals

$18,000.00


LOT 11 - R PLUS STATEMENT 6068D - $53,000 TO SILVERLAKE FARMS, MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARM & BOUCHARD LIVESTOCK INC.

R PLUS SIMMENTALS

BRAND OF CONSISTENCY & CONFIDENCE MARLIN & LUCILLE LEBLANC & FAMILY ESTEVAN, SK CELL: 306-421-2470

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR

LOT 5 - R PLUS 6200D - $52,000 TO LABATTE SIMMENTALS & CIRCLE 7 SIMMENTALS

LOT 1 - R PLUS 6103D $51,000 TO OBI, SIBL SIMMENTALS & CRM SIMMENTALS

CUSTOMERS

& YOUR SUPPORT THIS

PAST BULL SALE!

LOT 93 - R PLUS JESS JAMES 6062D - $23,000 TO W2 LAND & CATTLE 51


Lockhart Valley/Beagle Simmentals Bull Sale Rimbey, AB March 4, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg

Sale Summary Bulls Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

38 $218,450.00 2 $5,700.00 40 $224,150.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 10 - LHVS Davis 25D S: LHVS Red Titan 67B DS: KJLI The Rock 1L Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Double S Land & Cattle

$6,619.00 $2,850.00 $5,898.00

$13,000.00

Veteran, AB March 4, 2017 Auctioneer: Dean Edge

Simmental Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

55 $394,460.00 55 $394,460.00

$7,172.00 $7,172.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 20 - MOES Redcloud 44D $15,750.00 S: Mappins Roar 523A DS: Swanlake Humdinger 5X Consignor: Silver Smith Farms Ltd./Mappin Simmentals Ltd. Buyer: Camden Cattle Co.

Canadian Central Bull & Female Sale Winnipeg, MB March 6, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Simmental Bulls 28 2 Year Old Simmental Bulls 2 Open Yearling Simmental Heifers 5 Open Commercial Heifers 4 Sale Total 39

High Selling Lots

Lot 24 - WILC Drake 33D S: Springcreek All In One 155Y DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: J & B Livestock

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$11,000.00

Lot 15 - LHVS Django 88D S: LHVS Mr Lockhart 64A DS: BGS Colossal Combination Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Simpson Cattle Co.

$11,000.00

$11,000.00 Lot 28 - Snider’s Simple Plan 6D S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: Little Mans Eye Candy 103Z Consignor: Beagle/Sniders Simmentals Buyer: Rivers Edge Ranch and Wag Cattle Co. Lot 24 - Silvertop Diesel 26D S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger DS: IPU Red Galaxy 97S Consignor: Silvertop Simmentals Buyer: Scarlett Livestock

Silver Smith Farms Ltd./Mappin Simmentals Ltd. 12th Annual Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 1 - LHVS Captain Jack 49D S: FBF1 Combustible DS: IPU Red Galaxy 97S Consignor: Lockhart Valley Simmentals Buyer: Scarlett Livestock

Gross

Average

$127,450.12 $8,000.00 $11,500.00 $6,200.00 $153,300.00

$4,551.79 $4,000.00 $2,300.00 $1,550.00 $3,930.77

$9,000.00

$10,500.00

Lot 1 - MOES Big Deal 774D $12,500.00 S: WFL Mr Westway 10Z DS: Mappin’s Rock Star 172S Consignor: Silver Smith Farms Ltd./Mappin Simmentals Ltd. Buyer: Buxton Ranch $12,500.00 Lot 2 - MOES Fire Away 402D S: WFL Mr Westway 10Z DS: MOES Red Firepower 27S Consignor: Silver Smith Farms Ltd./Mappin Simmentals Ltd. Buyer: Travis Buxton Lot 4 - MOES Rocket Launcher 75D $12,000.00 S: WFL Mr Westway 10Z DS: STF Starquest N114 Consignor: Silver Smith Farms Ltd./Mappin Simmentals Ltd. Buyer: Anchor Lazy U Cattle Lot 45 - MOES Absolut Can Dew 34D $11,000.00 S: WFL Absolute 51Y DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Silver Smith Farms Ltd./Mappin Simmentals Ltd. Buyer: Anchor Lazy U Cattle Lot 5 - TCW Commander 8D S: RF Nitro 219Z DS: MAF R Horizon 7Y Consignor: Twin Meadow Livestock Buyer: Hampton Simmentals

$8,750.00

Lot 19 - WILC Red Devil 37D S: CMS Skywalker 305A DS: GCF First Dream P13 Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: Zdan Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 10 - WILC Duke 34D S: IPU Crosby 164Y DS: Remington Red Label HR Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: 101 Simmentals

$7,500.00

Lot 14 - WILC Destroyer 18D S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: LFE Red Casino 3036X Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: Doug Wilson

$7,500.00


Rainbow River Simmentals 2nd Annual Online Bull Sale

High Selling Lots

Online with LiveAuctions.tv March 3-5, 2017

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Gross

Average

8 $48,100.00 8 $48,100.00

$6,012.00 $6,012.00

13th Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail AB March 6, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Yearling Bulls 31 Red Simm Yearling Bulls 17 Black Simm Yearling Bulls 11 Black Halfblood Yearling Bulls 2 Sale Total 61

Gross

Average

$267,997.00 $93,603.00 $86,700.00 $10,250.00 $458,550.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 40 - Virginia Macgyver 9D S: Double Bar D Notorious DS: Virginia Michelangelo 27W Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Red Willow Ranch Ltd.

$8,645.00 $5,506.00 $7,882.00 $5,125.00 $7,517.00

$39,000.00

Lot 48 - Rainbowriver Circuit 10D S: Wheatland Circuit Breaker DS: NAC Overdrive 5Z Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$16,100.00

Lot 3 - Rainbowriver Riddler 35D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Springcreek Liner 104S Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Percyview Farms Ltd.

$8,100.00

Lot 2 - Rainbowriver Riddler 2D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Triple C Power Plus N23L Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Brian Kruk

$6,000.00

Lot 1 - CMS Rapid Fire 635D S: R Plus Prairie Fire DS: Kimlake Good A Nuff 9T Consignor: Czech-Mate Livestock Buyer: Jean-Francis LeBlond

$35,000.00

Lot 31 - Virginia Mission 338D S: Virginia Radison 5Z DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Spruce View Acres

$20,000.00

Lot 85 - Wolfes Dixon FF22D S: Brink Geronimo A310 DS: Haxent Consignor: Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Buyer: Brian Wheale

$12,000.00

Lot 46 - Virginia Spectacle 067D S: Champs Bravo DS: Great Gums Astros 3X Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Oh Kay Farms

$12,000.00

Lot 50 - Mar Mac Dallas 110D S: Mar Mac Johnny Cash 102A DS: RFS Red Iron T20 Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Todd Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 59 - Mar Mac Defendant 43D S: MRL Predestined 63B DS: Blueridge Roco 30P Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Sheldon Reimer

$7,000.00

Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull Sale Brandon, MB March 8, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Bulls 56 $309,228.00 Commercial Bred Heifers Commercial Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 51 - Mar Mac Dalton 68D S: Mar Mac Johnny Cash 102A DS: Springcreek Teddy 72U Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: William Seymour

$5,523.00 $1,912.00 $1,280.00 $6,334.00

$9,000.00

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Skor Simmentals 15th Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB March 8, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Red Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

36 $341,000.00 44 $417,750.00 80 $758,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 60 - Skors Bootlegger 102D S: TNT Bootlegger Z268 DS: SHS Enticer P18 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Red Top Livestock

$9,472.00 $9,494.00 $9,484.00

$27,500.00

Sunny Valley Simmentals 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK March 8, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 40 $420,000.00 Simmental Open Heifers 9 $46,250.00 Sale Total 49 $466,250.00

$10,500.00 $5,139.00 $9,515.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 4 - Sunny Valley Printer 47D $60,000.00 S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle / Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co.

Westway Farms/Deeg Simmentals 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB March 9, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 66 $446,250.00 Simmental Open Heifers 7 $30,250.00 Sale Total 73 $476,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 14 - WFL Mr Westway 28D S: IPU 403P Red Lotto 198A DS: WFL Sweet Licious 1044X Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Mader Ranches

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$6,761.00 $4,321.00 $6,527.00

$17,000.00

Lot 16 - Skors Discovery 113D S: MRL Discovery 21A DS: Skors Discovery 113D Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Bar C L Farm / Tom Jackson

$21,000.00

Lot 35 - Skors Black Enticer 301D S: Skors Black Enticer 4W DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Rick Kendall

$19,000.00

Lot 80 - Skors Missoula 286D S: SK Missoula 239B DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Oakview Simmentals

$18,750.00

Lot 61 - Skors Bootlegger 106D S: TNT Bootlegger Z268 DS: CDI Authority 77X Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Alberta Dreams Ranch

$18,500.00

Lot 9 - SVS Brooks 669D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: Sunny Valley Up-Roar 90U Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: MI Simmentals

$60,000.00

Lot 11 - SVS Whiskey 643D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: Red Baron HR P101 Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Triangle Stock Farms

$18,000.00

Lot 14 - Sunny Valley Reload 40D S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: SVS Red Hot 6X Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Moonshine Simmentals

$15,500.00

Lot 5 - Sunny Valley Bravo 28D S: Champs Bravo DS: Bar 5 SA Harrach 801P Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Kyle Westman

$15,000.00

Lot 31 - WFL Mr Westway 97D S: WFL Mr Westway 26Y DS: LFE Strait Up 454W Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$14,000.00

Lot 60 - Deeg Mr 59D S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: NCB Cobra 47Y Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: Shady Lane Colony

$11,000.00

Lot 61 - Deeg Mr 74D S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: Praire Wind Mumbojumbo 8S Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: Shady Lane Colony

$11,000.00

Lot 74 - Deeg Mr 72D S: WFL Absolute 51Y DS: MRL Summit 65Z Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: Mackenzie & Zorratti Ranches

$10,750.00


Thank you

to all of our

bidders, buyers & loyal customers

MBJ 52D Lot 3 - $17,000.00 Thank you to Bata Brothers Simmentals, Adams, ND

springcreek

Blue Chip

9D

Lot 1 - $80,000.00 Special thanks to Beechinor Bros. Simmentals/Canadian Sires, Bentley, AB

MBJ 43D Lot 57 - $15,500.00 Thank you to K5 River Ranches, Canora, SK

MBJ 7D Lot 35 - $15,000.00 Thank you to Dougdale Ag, Melville, SK

MBJ 63D Lot 4 - $15,000.00 Thank you to Marin Land & Livestock, Radville, SK

MBJ 26D Lot 46 - $14,000.00 Thank you to K5 River Ranches, Canora, SK

“In Pursuit Of Perfection” Bull Sale March 9, 2017 | Moosomin, SK Sale Managed by:

Sale Results:

41 Simmental Purebred Bulls Averaged 10 Bestbeef Bulls Averaged 17 Black Angus Bulls Averaged 8 Red Angus Bulls Averaged

$9,524.39 $8,350.00 $6,297.06 $6,375.00

77 Bulls Grossed $637,550.00 and Averaged $8,279.87

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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Northern Classic 2017 Bul Sale

Grande Prairie, AB March 10, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Charolais Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

62 $432,750.00 12 $74,250.00 74 $507,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 60 - MMWK Ambassador 89D S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: HC Power Drive 88H Consignor: Willow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Kyle Niemegeers

$6,870.00 $6,190.00 $6,851.00

$15,500.00

Lot 41 - JDF Dealer 74D S: Silver Lake Dealer 60B DS: PRL Unlimited 3U Consignor: Jaydawn Farms Buyer: Blushrose Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 1 - JDF Riddler 10D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Double Bar D Gunner 1W Consignor: Jaydawn Farms Buyer: Danny Wolk

$14,500.00

Lot 2 - JDF Riddler 8D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Bonina Polld Zenith 5006 Consignor: Jaydawn Farms Buyer: Prairie Wind Farms

$12,000.00

Lot 39 - JDF Jungle Jim 67D S: LRX Jungle Jim 81A DS: KOP Agassiz 31S Consignor: Jaydawn Farms Buyer: Balisky Farms

$11,500.00

Lot 35 - MI Mr Domino 67D S: APLX Axel 5Z DS: Bel Western Union 2ND Consignor: MI Simmentals Buyer: Richochet Stock Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 9 - Outback Reload 118D S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: Outback Read Caesar 11W Consignor: Outback Cattle Co. Buyer: Andrew Herr

$6,750.00

Lot 10 - Outback Reload 131D S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Outback Cattle Co. Buyer: Pelirojo Enterprises Inc.

$6,600.00

Lot 58 - Swantewitt Crush 283C S: NAC Trustin 85A DS: Twin-Chief Wyoming 28W Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Montgomery Farms

$7,250.00

Lot 35 - Swantewitt Dublin 170D S: NAC Trustin 85A DS: LFE RRS Lewis 378W Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Lorne Ivey

$7,200.00

Lot 33 - Swantewitt Castor 285C S: Swantewitt Full Load 293Z DS: Swantewitt Lakota 2P Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Pibroch Colony

$7,000.00

Lot 65 - Swantewitt Dolphin 185D S: Brink Innovator B449 DS: Virginia Barcelona 46X Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Brian Lundquist

$4,000.00

10th Annual Ranchlands Bull Sale Stavely, AB March 11, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Yearling Bulls 6 Red SimmYearling Bulls 13 Black Simm Yearling Bulls 6 Red Angus Yearling Bull 1 Simm / Angus Bull 1 Sale Total 27

Gross

Average

$32,352.00 $69,650.00 $24,498.00 $6,750.00 $4,250.00 $137,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Outback Reload 100D S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: D Bar C Visionary 238X Consignor: Outback Cattle Co. Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.

$5,392.00 $5,358.00 $4,083.00 $6,750.00 $4,250.00 $5,093.00

$8,500.00

Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull and Heifer Sale Mayerthorpe, AB March 11, 2017 Auctioneer: Dean Edge

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 50 $239,000.00 Simmental Open Heifers 17 $41,000.00 Sale Total 67 $280,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 31 - Swantewitt Calvin 262C S: Swantewitt Full Load 293Z DS: Swantewitt Lakota 2P Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Edwin Wall

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$4,780.00 $2,412.00 $4,179.00

$8,500.00


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Rebels of the West

Virden, MB March 12, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 61 $276,400.00 Commercial Open Heifers 15 $21,800.00 Sale Total 76 $298,200.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 58 - DHS Wildfire 18D S: TNT Bootlegger Z268 DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Davis Ives

$4,530.00 $1,455.00 $3,923.68

$15,000.00

South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 13, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total

37 3 13 53

Gross

Average

$212,800.00 $11,000.00 $63,000.00 $286,800.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 32 - Riskan Bull 16D S: Kuntz Sheriff 8A DS: LRX The Godfather 141Z Consignor: Riskan Hope Farm Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$5,751.35 $3,666.67 $4,846.15 $5,411.32

$15,500.00

Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB March 13, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Yearling Bulls 25 Red Purebred Yearling Bulls 10 Black Purebred Yearling Bulls 4 Sale Total 39

High Selling Lots

Gross $123,850.00 $43,050.00 $20,800.00 $187,700.00

Lot 13 - Triple T Farm King 55D S: Double Bar D Jug 187A DS: JNR Gravity Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Rendezvous Farms

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Average $4,954.00 $4,305.00 $5,200.00 $4,813.00

$12,000.00

Lot 57 - DHS Funnelcloud 32D S: LRX Wally 39A DS: Wheatland Bull 15X Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: David Ives

$8,000.00

Lot 51 - DHS Thunderstorm 39D S: LRX Wally 39A DS: ACS Black Jack 758T Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Horner Cattle Co.

$7,500.00

Lot 27 - ACS Johnny Walker 104C S: Springcreek Wallbanger 11Z DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Consignor: Arrow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Oliver Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 7 - ACS General 608D S: Wheatland High Octane 169Y DS: MRL Red Force 12U Consignor: Arrow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Brent Nolan

$6,500.00

Lot 3 - BJL MR Diego 64D S: Sun Rise Wally 10A DS: PVF-CW Rapid Fire 0195K Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Dwight Zerie

$8,750.00

Lot 20 - BJL MR Dalton 85D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: SHS Enticer P1B Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: McDonald Hills Ranch

$8,500.00

Lot 1 - BJL MR Dakota 52D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: Shawacres Sawyer 38S Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Garvin Kostal

$8,000.00

Lot 30 - BJL MR Drake 82D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Calder Duffy

$7,500.00

Lot 8 - Triple T Whiskey 26D S: Sibelle Coda 17A DS: Gibby’s Real Deal 25T Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Todd McLean

$7,500.00

Lot 9 - Triple T Bjornson S: Sunville Ace DS: FGAF PLD Fidji 623W Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: W+ Ranch Ltd.

$7,500.00

Lot 37 - Southam’s Deputy 4D S: Kuntz Sheriff 8A DS: S-Paw Red Summit 23S Consignor: Southam Simmentals Buyer: Gary & Patricia Gushuliak

$6,300.00

Lot 27 - Homestead-T Dazzle 420D S: Sibelle Vicking 35B DS: BEE Update 26Y Consignor: Homestead-T Simmentals Buyer: Griffin Farms Ltd.

$5,900.00


Harvie Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB March 14, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Hereford Yearling Bulls Charolais Yearling Bulls Sim Angus Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots 20 14.5 30 6 70.5

Gross

Average

$171,000.00 $104,750.00 $167,500.00 $30,500.00 $473,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 78 - Harvie Currency 69D S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Alton Century Farm

$8,550.00 $7,224.13 $5,583.33 $5,083.00 $6,720.00

$22,000.00

Kuntz Simmental Farm, McIntosh Livestock, SAJ Simmentals 18th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK March 14, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Fullblood Simmental Bulls 18 $149,550.00 Purebred Simmental Bulls 35 $227,950.00 Sale Total 53 $377,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 24 - McIntosh Formidable 26D S: SAJ Red Equalizer 7U DS: LFE RS Lewis 327S Consignor: Mcintosh Livestock Buyer: Janzen Ranches

$8,308.33 $6,512.86 $7,122.64

$26,000.00

On Target Bull Sale 2017

Barrhead,AB March 14, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

83 $385,450.00 83 $385,450.00

Lot 87 - BLI Felon 637D S: LFE The Riddler 322B DS: LFE Big Deal 350R Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Kummer Farms and Tri Ad Farms

$4,644.00 $4,644.00

$9,250.00

Lot 56 - Harvie Red Summit 20D S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: Springcreek Liner 91P Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: KTC Ranches

$19,000.00

Lot 85 - Harvie Blazing 2D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: KTC Ranches

$15,000.00

Lot 62 - Harvie Motive 46D S: Springcreek Advance 38B DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Brad Lutz

$15,000.00

Lot 58 - Harvie Red Summit 80D S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: Rust Bull 66Z Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Sandy Warburton

$14,000.00

Lot 25 - McIntosh Machine 30D S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: RF Double Up 37W Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Westman Farms Ltd.

$21,000.00

Lot 1 - Kuntz Determined 9D S: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z DS: LRX Justice 33U Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals

$19,000.00

Lot 2 - Kuntz Duramax 12D S: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z DS: LRX Justice 33U Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Sky West Simmentals

$19,000.00

Lot 3 - Kuntz Denali 27D S: Klyber DS: ALLM Colossal 25U Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 88 - BLI Offender 631D S: LFE The Riddler 322B DS: LFE Big Deal 350R Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Rod Nikkel

$6,250.00

Lot 100 - BLI Alliance Polled Bravo S: Champs Bravo DS: ABR Sir Arnolds Image Consignor: SIBL Simmetals Buyer: Pine Creek Simmentals

$6,000.00

Lot 76 - BLI Double Take 611D S: R Plus Hitman 4194B DS: R Plus 20X Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Larry Bartz

$5,500.00

Lot 85 - CRMS BLI Dare Devil 411D S: LFE The Riddler 322B DS: WFL Timberquest 66R Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Eastligt Farms

$5,500.00

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Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale

Killarney, MB March 14, 2017 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 36 $186,050.00 Simmental Open Heifers 14 $27,200.00 Sale Total 50 $213,250.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 10 - Jonesys Mr Bravado 75D S: Jonesys Mr Bravado 41A DS: Tri-R X-plosive 5X Consignor: Gordon Jones Simmentals Buyer: Ray Windsor

$5,170.00 $1,945.00 $4,265.00

$8,750.00

Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March 15, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

FB Simm Yearling Bulls 13 Red Simm Yearling Bulls 31 Black SimmYearling Bulls 31 Black HB Simm Yearling Bull 1 Sale Total 76

Gross

Average

$86,800.00 $246,600.00 $188,100.00 $4,500.00 $526,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 58 - PWK Royal Oak 16W 49D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: WS Beef Maker R13 Consignor: Workman Farms Buyer: Westgold Farms Ltd.

$6,677.00 $7,955.00 $6,068.00 $4,500.00 $6,921.00

$21,000.00

Dropmore, MB March 17, 2017 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

Red PB Yearling Sim Bulls 9 Black PB Yearling Sim Bulls 7 Red PB Simm 2 Year Old Bulls 3 PB Charolais Yearling Bulls 29 PB Charolais 2 Year Old Bulls 7 Red PB Charolais Yearling Bulls 3 Red PB Charolais 2 Year Old Bull 1 Sale Total 59

60

Gross $40,500.00 $37,100.00 $17,750.00 $186,750.00 $49,500.00 $15,500.00 $5,500.00 $352,600.00

$8,750.00

Lot 38 - Silver Lake Damion 48D S: Double Bar D Chisholm 37A DS: Anchor D Navigator 53L Consignor: Silverlake Farms Buyer: Big Sky and KSL Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 7 - Jonesys Mr Black Choice 18D S: MRL First Choice 6Y DS: WGAJ Figures It Out 506M Consignor: Gordon Jones Simmentals Buyer: Craig Farms

$6,500.00

Lot 51 - Silver Lake Dax 6D S: Harvie Moonshine 32Z DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Silverlake Farms Buyer: Stewert Farms

$6,500.00

Lot 51 - PWK Red Bourbon 87Y 25D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: Sunny Valley Wise Guy 80W Consignor: Workman Farms Ltd. Buyer: EDN Simmentals

$20,000.00

$20,000.00 Lot 61 - NAC Android 113C S: CW Android 24A DS: Springcreek Rashad 12W Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Scissors Creek Cattle Co. / Drifting M Ranch Lot 44 - PWK Red Gibson 52Y 9D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: Sunny Valley Wise Guy 80W Consignor: Workman Farms Buyer: Diamond K Cattle Co. Ltd.

$16,000.00

Lot 30 - RKTS Colossus 16D S: RKTS Colossus 11A DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: RKTS Simmentals Buyer: Diamond K Cattle Co. Ltd.

$15,500.00

High Selling Lots

Family Tradition Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 50 - Silverlake Dasher 124D S: Big Sky Asher 3A DS: R-Five Maltese Consignor: Silverlake Farms Buyer: John Thomas

Average $4,500.00 $5,300.00 $5,917.00 $6,440.00 $7,071.00 $5,167.00 $5,500.00 $5,976.00

Lot 68 - EGC Best Western 178C S: KOP Best Westerson 119Z DS: STF Much More K300 Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farms Buyer: Paxhill Farms Ltd.

$7,750.00

Lot 54 - EGC Duracell 79D S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farms Buyer: Hidden Stone Farm

$7,000.00

Lot 66 - EGC Dr. Pepper 156D S: KOP Best Westernson 119Z DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farms Buyer: Golden Gate Charolais

$6,000.00

Lot 52 - EGC Denver 19D S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farms Buyer: D&S Stock Farms Ltd.

$6,000.00


45 Bulls Averaged $5,517

19 Black Two Year Olds Averaged $4781 - 23 Red Two Year Olds Averaged $6083 - 3 Angus bulls Averaged $5850

HIGH SELLING TWO YEAR OLD

$8,800

HIGH SELLING ANGUS

$7,900

Lot 31 Adair Ranch 120C - Sold to stacey fuller

LOT 16 Bar kt 55c - Sold to j anchor j farms

KEN, TREENA & HEIDI ADAIR

BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR

C:403-575-5470 H:403-578-4468 ken@adairranch.com

H: 403-578-2095 PO Box 1, Brownfield, AB T0C 0R0

WWW.ADAIRRANCH.COM

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Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC March 19, 2017 Auctioneer: Charles Menard

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Charolais Bulls Sale Total

32 5 11 48

Gross

Average

$144,128.00 $22,400.00 $40,590.00 $203,781.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 31 - FGAF Circuit 084C S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Oakview Simmentals

$4,504.00 $4.480.00 $3,690.00 $4,245.00

$8,400.00

Oakview, Perkin & Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB March 18, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

FB Simm Yearling Bulls 11 Red Simm Yearling Bulls 29 Black Simm Yearling Bulls 20 Sale Total 60

Gross

Average

$100,250.00 $176,900.00 $113,100.00 $390,250.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Oakview Double Agent 103D S: Double Bar D Chesapeake DS: PRL Houston 005H Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$9,114.00 $6,100.00 $5,655.00 $6,504.00

$20,000.00

Douglas, MB March 21, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Simmental Bulls Sale Total

62

Lots

Gross

36 $241,000.00 36 $241,000.00

$7,600.00

Lot 24 - FGAF Addicted 035D S: BEE Dictator 604A DS: Ankonian Red Ceasar Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Ferme Canland Inc.

$7,000.00

Lot 19 - FGAF Agreement 030D S: RV Nickelback 6U DS: Smithbilt Molson 21M Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Sunville Simmentals

$6,800.00

Lot 23 - FGAF Voodoo 043D S: Sprincreek Olympian 66A DS: R Plus Kodiak 4200P Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Alain Lessard

$6,700.00

Lot 27 - Oakview Davinci 208D S: WLF Outlaw 4B DS: Erixon Wellington 113W Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: RPSC Farms Inc.

$13,000.00

Lot 5 - Oakview Delegate 20D S: Fairview Zeus 57Z DS: Bar 5 SA Benz 415L Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Creekside Cattle Company

$11,500.00

Lot 3 - Oakview Daredevil 219D S: Double Bar D Chesapeake DS: PRL Houston 005H Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Kyle Westman

$11,000.00

Lot 39 - Perks El Tigre 521D S: MRL EL Tigre 52Z DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: Todd Simmentals

$11,000.00

High Selling Lots

WLB Livestock 2017 Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 32 - FGAF Goldblush 085C S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Stone Simmentals

Lot 11 - WLB Big Northern 52Z 4161D S: MRL El Tigre 52Z DS: IPU Black Label 156S Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Lewis Farms

Average $6,694.00 $6,694.00

$32,000.00

Lot 10 - WLB Go Daddy 52Z 368D $28,000.00 S: MRL El Tigre 52Z DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Circle G Simmental & Angus and Ter-Ron Farms


thank you to our 2017 bidders and buyers! we are grateful to our customers who support us every year!

RUK 36D

RUK 107C

RUK 80D

RUK 62D

Sale Results:

17 Lots Grossed $84,850.00 and Averaged $4,991.00 Lot 65 - $7,900.00 RUK Mr Denver 36D S: Double Bar D Jagger 84Z DS: RUK Ms Zereva 83Z Buyer: Double RN

Lot 71 - $6,100.00 RUK Mr Antique 62D S: Brink Windsmoor DS: RUK Ms Adrian 67A Buyer: Daryl & Marcella Paulgaard

Lot 56 - $7,000.00 RUK Mr Colorado 105C S: Anchor D Kings Ransom DS: RUK Ms Tequila 39T Buyer: Sunville Simmentals

Lot 57 - $6,000.00 RUK Mr Daytona 107C S: JNR’s Philosophy DS: RUK Ms Brianna 34B Buyer: OB Holdings

Lot 73 - $6,250.00 RUK Mr Century 80D S: KUZ Mr Appollo 405Z DS: RUK Ms Tamara 128T Buyer: David Crawford

Lot 66 - $5,000.00 RUK Mr Dominion 39D S: JNR’s Philosophy DS: RUK Ms Brianna 52B Buyer: OB Holdings

Special Thanks To: Robert Garnier, Greg Davies, Dennis Malarski, Lance McRoberts, Y Coulee, Tom Zak, Brian Pashulka, Galen Spencer, Pat White & Peter Kachmarski

Richard Kulyk

• Commercial • Purebred • Fullblood RR 1, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3 Farm: (306) 445-5545 • Cell: (306) 441-9238 E: rkulyk@sasktel.net 63


Herter Simmentals 2nd Annual “Paint Em Black” Bull & Female Sale Maple Creek, SK March 22, 2017 Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls 25 $160,250.00 Simmental Open Heifers 18 $27,475.00 Sale Total 43 $187,725.00

$6,410.00 $1,526.00 $4,366.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 9 - TSZ Odin 108D $9,000.00 S: OLF Odin U5 DS: MYTTY In Focus Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Silver Sage Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

FB Simm Yearling Bulls 28 Red SimmYearling Bulls 19 Black SimmYearling Bulls 2 Sale Total 49

Gross

High Selling Lots

Lot 18 - Starwest Density S: Starwest Total Value DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: Triple T Diamond Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 5 - TSZ Eddy 103D $8,500.00 S: Hoover Dam DS: TSZ Apollo 508Y Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Silver Sage Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

Lot 65 - Keato PLD Directors Cut 21D S: Keato PLD Classified 10A DS: Bar 5 FF Willie 426Y Consignor: Keato Meadow Simmentals Buyer: Swantewitt Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 27 - Starwest Depth Charge S: Double Bar D Rival 201A DS: SU Painter 59P Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: JS Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 33 - JNR Brevin S: MFI Bambam DS: Prairie Rose Monet Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Vegreville Colony

$10,250.00

Lot 35 - JNR Cormac S: Great Guns TX Mac 52Y DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Vegreville Colony

$10,000.00

$8,500.00

Average

Lot 1 - Tymarc Crossiron 12D S: Oh Kay Crossfire 76Y DS: STR King Arthur N310 Consignor: Tymarc Simmentals Buyer: Brian Miller

$4,250.00 $5,536.00 $3,775.00 $1,967.00 $4,343.00

Lot 14 - Tymarc Dante 331D $8,000.00 S: PWK Badger 2B DS: TNT Accelerator S226 Consignor: Tymarc Simmentals Buyer: Hutterian Brethren Church of Valley View

Average

$181,950.00 $106,100.00 $12,800.00 $300,850.00

Lot 18 - TSZ Big Papi 109D S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: TSZ Knock Out 2P Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: L7L Ranches Ltd.

$8,500.00

Red Deer, AB March 23, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

$9,000.00

Lot 15 - TSZ Presto 154D S: TSZ Presto 847B DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Border View Farms Ltd.

Red Deer 2017 Simmental Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 11 - TSZ Oddysey 106D S: OLF Odin U5 DS: Wheatland High Octane 169Y Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Paul Laqua

$6,498.00 $5,584.00 $6,400.00 $6,140.00

$15,000.00

Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB March 25, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Yearling Bulls 2 Red Simm Yearling Bulls 25 Black Simm Yearling Bulls 2 12 Fullblood Open Heifers Sale Total 41

High Selling Lots

Lot 13 - Tymarc Diver 48D S: PWK Badger 2B DS: Oh Kay Crossfire 76Y Consignor: Tymarc Simmentals Buyer: Maureen & Eric Smith

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Gross $8,500.00 $138,400.00 $7,550.00 $23,600.00 $178,050.00

$15,000.00

Lot 11 - Tymarc Digger 416D S: PWK Badger 2B DS: 3D Red Power 150Z Consignor: Tymarc Simmentals Buyer: Oh-Kay Farms

$8,000.00


Thank you to all of the buyers & Bidders of the

High Selling Lots

March 18, 2017 Whitewood, SK Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results: 35 Yearling Black Simmental Bulls Averaged $6,314.29 11 Yearling Red Simmental Bulls Averaged $7,236.36 10 Yearling Simmangus Bulls Averaged $6,145.00 56 Lots Grossed $362,050.00 and Averaged $6,465.18

Lot 1 - Sun Rise Black 3D S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Buyer: Diamond B Simmentals, Breton, AB and Grinalta Farms, Holden, AB for $33,000.00

Lot 10 - JPCC Mr Dynamic 47D S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Springcreek Liner 104S Buyer: Les & Corinne Jack, Rocanville, SK for $17,750.00

Lot 2 - Sun Rise Red 7D S:Springcreek Liner 56U DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Buyer: Downey Farms, Coulter, MB for $16,500.00

JP Cattle Co.

Glenn & Barry Lowes; Eric Pateman Glenn: 204-851-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 Eric: 306-434-8567 www.jpcattle.com

Diamond B Simmentals, Breton, AB Grinalta Farms, Holden, AB Downey Farms, Coulter, MB Clifford Land & Cattle, Chauvin, AB Aaron Gurney, Tantallon, SK Drake Valley View Farms, Elkhorn, MB K5 River Ranches, Canora, SK Oliver Farms, Elkhorn, MB Bartel Cattle Corp., Drake, SK Les & Corinne Jack, Rocanville, SK Randy Sawley, Rocanville, SK Hebert Livestock Ventures, Wawota, SK Huberdeau Farms, St. Lazare, MB Great Harvest Agriculture Inc., McAuley, MB Cory more, Deloraine, MB Riley Isaacson, Viscount, SK 3K Holdings, Roblin, MB North Rock Cattle Co., Roblin, MB Hiddenstone Farms, Rockyford, AB Rockey Meadow Ranch, Welwyn, Sk Lane Valley Farms, Birtle, MB HJD Farms, Biggar, SK Berglund LS, Kennedy, SK Blair Wilson, Wawota, SK Lorne Benson, Canwood, SK Debenham Cattle Co., Kennedy, SK Dale McAuley, Welwyn, SK Robert Byers, Elrose, SK LD Stock Farms, Neudorf, SK Piwarski Land & Cattle, Weyburn, SK Wade Jooristy, Kipling, SK Dwayne Burback, Togo, SK Calico Cattle Co., Whitewood, SK Pleasant Vista Farms Ltd., Wawota, SK Chris MacPherson, Wapella, SK Lee Boardman, Wapella, SK Allan Schaeffer, Odessa, SK Darryn Beutler, WHitewood, SK JK Cattle Co., Cereal, AB Dean Armstrong, Whitewood, SK Allen Boutin, Whitewood, SK

Consignors

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.

Wes & Brian Mack Wes: P: 306-634-4410 C:306-421-1853 Brian: P: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2928 E: wkmack@signaldirect.ca

Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Mark & Jennalee Beutler P: 306-735-4434 C: 306-735-7841 E: jennalee_e@hotmail.com Sale Managed By

Sun Rise Simmentals

Evan & Linda Cuss P: 306-534-4700 C: 306-745-7431 E: cuss@sasktel.net

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The Best of the Breeds Annual Bull Sale Yorkton, SK March 26, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Angus Bulls 15 Red Angus Bulls 11 Charolais Bulls 26 ⅔ Fullblood Simmental Bulls 7 Purebred Simmental Bulls 14 Gelvbieh Bulls 14 Sale Total 87 ⅔

Gross

Average

$89,940.00 $50,644.00 $154,574.68 $51,597.00 $79,506.00 $74,298.00 $500,600.00

$5,996.00 $4,604.00 $5,798.00 $7,371.00 $5,679.00 $5,307.00 $5,710.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 73 - Fairview Munich 18D $11,000.00 S: Grinalta’s HP Ultra FF940 DS: Klondike Hasalz 49E Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Simmentals Buyer: Chris Bell Lot 67 - Fairview Pontoon 26D $10,500.00 S: Bee Phantom 79B DS: Prostock Hickory 7053T Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Simmentals Buyer: Section 17 Livestock Lot 69 - Fairview Puma 96D $7,000.00 S: Bee Phantom 79B DS: Springcreek Red Tank 17S Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Simmentals Buyer: Great Harvest Livestock Lot 86 - Fairview Rolex 107D $7,000.00 S: Erixon Grand Prix 125A DS: Springcreek Red Tank 17S Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Simmentals Buyer: Gerald Boychuk

Mid Western Ontario Bull Sale Hanover, ON April 1, 2017 Auctioneer: Carl Wright Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

12 $74,496.00 22 $141,526.00 34 $216,025.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - RHF Olym Apollo 624D S: Springcreek Olympian 66A DS: Taylors Black Journey Consignor: Rehorst Farms Ltd. Buyer: Brooksland Farm

$6,208.00 $6,433.00 $6,352.00

$20,000.00

The Advantage Bull Sale

Saskatoon, SK April 1, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Yearling Bulls 11 Red Simm Yearling Bulls 37 Black Simm Yearling Bull 1 Simm 2 Year Old Bulls 2 Sale Total 51

High Selling Lots

Lot 17 - Double G Denali 20D S: Sunny Valley Lancer 108Z DS: Beech Bros X-Factor 910X Consignor: Double G Simmentals Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals 66

Gross

Average

$83,350.00 $220,950.00 $6,250.00 $12,500.00 $323,050.00

$7,577.00 $5,972.00 $6,250.00 $6,250.00 $6,334.00

$20,000.00

Lot 1 - RHF Real Dealer 603D S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Rehorst Farms Buyer: Maple Lane Farm

$8,500.00

Lot 42 - KEET’S Dexterity 2D S: EDN Puma 45P DS: JRR Raffles P58M Consignor: Keet Simmentals Buyer: Lakeview Simmentals

$16,000.00

Lot 45 - KEET’S Driven 32D S: BEE Vortex 12A DS: BAR 5 PFF Evron 1213X Consignor: Keet Simmentals Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

$13,000.00

Lot 62 - DESS Battalion 116D S: MAF Battalion 174B DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Storebo Farms Buyer: Tymarc Livestock

$11,000.00

Lot 21 - Double G Duramax 30D S: Sunny Valley Lancer 108Z DS: Springcreek Ted 41U Consignor: Double G Simmentals Buyer: James and Marilyn Frohaug

$8,500.00


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Transcon’s Cattle Country Bull Sale Neepawa, MB April 1, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Fullblood Bulls

10 Yearling Red Purebred Bulls 19 Yearling Black Purebred Bulls 23 Red Purebred Open Heifers 2 Black Purebred Open Heifers 5 Sale Total 59

Gross

Average

$47,000.00 $92,500.00 $118,900.00 $5,600.00 $14,900.00 $278,900.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 58 - AFRI-CAN Diego S: Virginia Journey 9B DS: AFRI-CAN Hadau Consignor: Mcruer Simmentals Buyer: Bill Simpson

$4,700.00 $4,868.00 $5,170.00 $2,800.00 $2,980.00 $6,334.00

$8,000.00

River Point Cattle Co. & Guests Multibreed Bull Sale Glencoe, ON April 8, 2017 Auctioneer: Jamie O’Shea

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Hereford Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

7 $31,550.00 3 $13,800.00 10 $45,450.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 214 - RPCC Blk Dice 214D S: Springcreek Lotto 52Y DS: HRC Red Perfection 20P Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Dudgeon Cattle Co.

$4,507.00 $4,600.00 $4,535.00

$5,250.00

Cattle Capital Bull Sale

Ste. Rose du Luc, MB April 15, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Simmental Bulls 17 2 Year Old Simmental Bulls 7 2 Year Old Gelbvieh Bulls 9 8 Yearling Charolais Bulls Yearling Black Angus Bulls 6 Sale Total 47

High Selling Lots

Lot 17 - Sunville Driller S: CDI Authority 77X DS: R Plus 2169M Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Carmen Jackson 68

Gross

Average

$103,600.00 $33,300.00 $43,050.00 $35,550.00 $25,900.00 $241,400.00

$6,094.12 $4,757.14 $4,783.33 $4,443.75 $4,316.67 $5,136.17

$12,500.00

Lot 27 - Big Hills Sterling 185D S: Erixon Pit Boss 21Z DS: Double Bar D Matrix 121S Consignor: Big Hills Simmentals Buyer: Brucklyns Farms Inc.

$7,800.00

Lot 28 - Big Hill Olympus 194D S: Springcreek Olympian 66A DS: AWL Max Eisen 2N Consignor: Big Hills Simmentals Buyer: D.W. Enns Farms

$7,200.00

Lot 30 - Big Hills Cooper 176D S: Kuntz Sheriff 8A DS: Double Bar D Balboa Consignor: Big Hills Simmentals Buyer: Johnny Dubik

$7,000.00

Lot 20 - Big Hills Engine 173D S: Sunny Valley Dakota 9Z DS: Double Bar D Ecclipse 22Y Consignor: Big Hills Simmentals Buyer: Bill Simpson

$7,000.00

Lot 207 - RPCC Blk Dealer 207D S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: Muirhead’s Kosmo 27N Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Gibbons Farms

$4,900.00

Lot 209 - RPCC Red Door Prize ET 209D S: Springcreek Lotto 52Y DS: HRC Red Perfection 20P Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Brandon Lasota

$4,900.00

Lot 221 - RPCC Red Durango 221D S: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N DS: WHF Slugger 244S Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Martin Deter

$4,600.00

Lot 231 - RPCC Blk Distinct 231D S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Bob McLachlan & Scott Leeson

$4,500.00

Lot 12 - Sunville Dakota 35D S: Beech Bros Booster 52Y DS: Anchor “T” Supreme 39H Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Homestead T Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 27 - Sunville Copper S: BHR Baron SA 2842P DS: Anchor “T” Metro 4E Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Schweitzer Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 13 - Sunville Diego 36D S: Twin-Chief Walker 21W DS: Muirhead Live Wire 95R Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: D Bar K Simmentals

$6,750.00

Lot 22 - Sunville Craftsman S: Crossroad Red Fever 176Z DS: Anchor “T” Metro 4E Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Homestead T Simmentals

$6,250.00


THANK YOU to all the buyers in the 2017

SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE BULL SALE other high sellers LOT 2 BOUNDARY CAPONE 154D Sold to SPRING CREEK COLONY & CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS for $19,500

LOT 12 BOUNDARY COBRA 89D Sold to NORTHERN LIGHTS SIMMENTALS for $19,000

LOT 5 BOUNDARY RED MOUNTAIN 148D

LOT 21 TPP CROCUS CORNERSTONE 17D

Sold to PERKIN LAND & CATTLE for $27,000

Sold to CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS for $13,000

LOT 1 BOUNDARY CAPONE 26D Sold to NOLARA FARMS for $14,500

LOT 10 BOUNDARY ROYAL RED 79D Sold to PAUL & LAURIE KINNEE for $12,250

LOT 4 BOUNDARY CAPONE 31D Sold to CAMDEN FARMS for $11,000

LOT 3 BOUNDARY CAPONE 171D Sold to DARREN PRIEST & DARRNE HANNIS for $9,500

LOT 63 XT RED DESPERADO

LOT 45 EDN BOOT 57D

Sold to CLEM GORDON for $9,000

Sold to TRAILSNORTH RANCH for $4500

WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT! 65 Simmental bulls grossed $425,100 and averaged $6540. Nolara Farms Alex Poteaux Arle & Debbie Nelson Birch Creek Ranch Black Oman Cattle Co Boundary Ranch Cam Linder Camden Farms Casey Gordon Circle G Farms Clem Gordon Colton Ternes

CP Ranch Crimson Cattle Co Cross C Cattle Co Cypress Colony Dale Maternas Darren Priest & Darren Hannis DM & L Smith Ranch Don Delorme Franklin Rodeo Company Garvin Kostal Glen Ritter

Globe Livestock Golden Rock Acres J&D Ham Farms Jason Watson Jay Peterson JR Simmentals Kristine Scheller Roxanne White Lacasse Farms Ltd*** Marc Poteaux Mike Weisgerber Northern Lights Simmentals

Owen Schmidt Pat Erickson Paul & Laurie Kinee Perkin Land & Cattle Perrin Ranching RJ Livestock, Fleming Stock Farms & Lane Bellew Robert & Caldon Berge Ron Land & Cattle Ross Mcintyre S Lazy A Ranch Sandhills Cattle Co

Sawki Ranch Spring Creek Colony Terry Melvin Tim Henline Tom Graham Trailsnorth Ranch Travis Sean Trevor Jones Vicor Peckter Wayne Birchim ***volume buyer

LOT 39 LTS CROCUS COBRA 1D Sold to CYPRESS COLONY for $9,000

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BOUNDARY RANCH Darby & Sarah Delorme 306-299-2006 EDN SIMMENTALS Dean, Caroline, Amanda & Raeann Neitz 306-662-3941 CROCUS SIMMENTALS Tim, Kathy & Kale Scherger 306-773-7122 X-T SIMMENTALS Don Lundberg — Ryan Lundberg 306-295-3843 69


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Red and Black Simmental Kelly & Jenna Waltz Vermilion, AB 780-853-3834

Where only 2 year old bulls sell

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erixonsimmentals@sasktel.net www.erixonsimmentals.com Box 156 Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0 Red & Black Simmentals

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

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ABC Cattle Co..........................................................74 Adair Ranch........................................................61, 70 Alameda Agencies Ltd..............................................80 Alliance Simmental Farms........................................77 Alta Genetics............................................................81 Anchor D Ranch.................................................41, 70 Applecross................................................................70 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd....................................74 Aumack Simmentals.................................................74 Bar CL Livestock......................................................70 Beagle Simmentals...................................................70 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals..............................47, 70 Big Rock Simmentals...............................................70 Black River Farms....................................................77 BlackSand Cattle Company......................................76 Blushrose Simmental Farm................................57, 74 Bohrson Marketing Services.....................................81 Bonchuk Farms........................................................76 Boomer Creek Livestock..........................................77 Bouchard Livestock International.............................81 Boundary Ranch.................................................69, 74 Bova-Tech Ltd...........................................................81 Bow Valley Genetics.................................................81 Brooksland Farms....................................................77 BS Ranch.................................................................70 Canadian Bull Congress...........................................80 Canadian Cattlemen.................................................81 Carey, Brent..............................................................80 Casaloma Cattle Company.......................................74 Cattle Cures..............................................................80 Circle G Simmentals & Angus..................................70 City View Simmentals...............................................74 Clearwater Simmentals............................................70 Crimson Tide Flechvieh............................................77 Crocus Simmentals..................................................69 Crossroad Farms......................................................74 Czech-Mate Livestock..............................................70 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd....................81 Deeg Simmental.......................................................71 Destiny Simmentals..................................................77 Diamond T Simmentals............................................71 Don Heggie Simmentals...........................................71 Donovandale Farms.................................................77 Dora Lee Genetics....................................................77 Dorran Marketing Inc................................................80 Dorran, Steve...........................................................80 Double Bar D Farms.........................................IFC, 74 Double G Simmentals...............................................74 Downey Farms.........................................................76 Dunc’s Cattle Co.......................................................78 Dwayann Simmentals...............................................78 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..........................................71 East Poplar Simmentals...........................................75 Edge, Dean...............................................................80 EDN Simmentals................................................69, 75 Elm Tree Farms........................................................78 Erixon B Simmentals................................................75 Fallen Timber Farms................................................70 Ferme Gagnon Farm................................................79 Foley Simmentals.....................................................78 Genex Cooperative, Inc............................................81 GJR Simmentals.......................................................75 Glasman Farms........................................................43 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd................................80

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Gravandale Simmentals...........................................78 Grinalta Farms..........................................................71 H.S. Knill Company Limited......................................81 Hairy Hill Cattle Co...................................................71 Hannah Simmentals.................................................71 Harvie Ranching.......................................................71 High Bluff Stock Farm...............................................76 High Country Cattle Services...................................71 Hi-Tech Farms..........................................................78 Hoegl Simmentals....................................................75 Indian River Cattle Co..............................................78 Janzen Ranches.......................................................71 Janzen-Brogan Embryo Services Ltd.......................81 Jetstream Livestock..................................................78 JNR Farms...............................................................71 JP Cattle Co.............................................................65 Keato Meadow Simmentals......................................71 Kin Kin Cattle Co......................................................71 Kulyk Simmentals.....................................................63 Kuntz Simmental Farm.............................................75 LaBattle Simmentals.................................................75 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............................................75 Lazy S Ranch Inc.....................................................71 Lewis Farms......................................................71, BC Little Willow Creek Ranch.........................................75 Lobster Point Farms.................................................79 Log & Tin Forest Products Ltd..................................80 Lone Stone Farms....................................................71 M & J Farms.......................................................43, 77 M & R Cattle Co........................................................72 MacKenzie Cattle Company.....................................72 Mader Ranches..................................................45, 72 Maple Key Farm.......................................................78 Mar Mac Farms........................................................77 Masterfeeds..........................................................3, 80 Maxey Valley Farms...................................................5 Maxwell Simmentals...........................................49, 72 McCormack Family Ranch.......................................75 MCG Simmentals.....................................................72 McIntosh Livestock...................................................75 McManus Simmentals..............................................77 McMillen Ranching Ltd.............................................75 Meadow Acres Farms...............................................75 MI Simmentals..........................................................72 Mitchell Cattle Co.....................................................70 Muirhead Cattle Co...................................................75 New Holland...............................................................1 Nolara Farms............................................................72 North Creek Simmentals..........................................75 North Hill Simmentals...............................................72 O Double E Simmentals...........................................72 Oberg, Don...............................................................80 O’Brien Farms..........................................................78 O’Grady Steel...........................................................80 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group............................72 Oslanski Simmental Farms.......................................72 Parkhill Ranches.......................................................72 Pearson Simmentals................................................72 Pheasantdale Simmentals........................................75 Phillips Farms...........................................................79 Pine Creek Simmentals............................................72 Porter Ranches.........................................................72 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.............................................65 R Plus Simmentals...................................................51

Rainalta Simmentals & Charolais.............................73 Rancier Farms....................................................49, 73 RDG Simmentals......................................................73 Rehorst Farms Ltd....................................................78 Rendezvous Farms..................................................77 River Point Cattle Co................................................78 Riverbank Farms......................................................77 Robb Farms..............................................................76 Robson Acres...........................................................78 Rosebud Simmentals...............................................73 Rust Mountain View Ranch......................................79 SAJ Simmentals.......................................................76 Saugeen Acres.........................................................73 Scissors Creek Cattle Co.........................................65 Seven-M Livestock...................................................73 Silver Smith Farms Ltd.............................................73 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.............................73 Skeels, Dan..............................................................80 SKOR Simmentals....................................................73 Southpaw Cattle Company.......................................73 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus.......55, 76 Spring Lake Simmentals.....................................49, 73 Starwest Farms........................................................70 Steen Agencies.........................................................80 Stewart Simmentals..................................................78 Stock, Mark...............................................................80 Stockmens Insurance...............................................80 Stone Simmentals....................................................73 Storebo Farm............................................................76 Stoughton Farms......................................................76 Sullivan Simmentals.................................................79 Sully’s Farm..............................................................78 Sun Rise Simmentals.........................................65, 76 Sun Star Simmentals................................................73 Sunny Valley Simmentals.........................................76 Swan Lake Farms.....................................................76 Swantewitt Simmentals............................................73 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd..............................................81 T Bar Invitational.........................................................9 The Register.............................................................79 Timberlind Auctions..................................................80 Todd Simmentals......................................................79 Transcon Livestock Corp..................................IBC, 81 Trevor’s Cowpix........................................................81 Triple Rose Simmentals...........................................79 Tryon Simmentals.....................................................79 TSN Livestock..........................................................77 Twin Brae Simmentals..............................................77 Tymarc Livestock......................................................73 Virginia Ranch..........................................................74 W2 Farms.................................................................76 W2 Land & Cattle.....................................................74 Weldehaven Farms..................................................79 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company..............................73 Westway Farms Ltd..................................................74 Wheatland Cattle Co................................................67 Wild Oak Farms........................................................79 Windy Knoll Farms...................................................79 WJ Simmentals.........................................................74 Wolfe Farms.............................................................74 Wolfe’s Flechvieh.....................................................74 Wright’s ProRich Seeds............................................77 XRC Simmentals......................................................76 X-T Simmentals........................................................69


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CSA Directors

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

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

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

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

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684 Alberta President Kyle Lewis Spruce Grove, AB P: (780) 220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Field Person Dwayne Martin Box 1066, Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com Saskatchewan President Ryan Lundberg Eastend, SK P: (306) 295-7999 ryan_lundberg2@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Spring 2017 Publication Information.......................................... 2 From the Gate Post (English)................................ 4 Fred Schuetze Award............................................... 7 Breed Improvement (English)............................... 8 Remembering the Last 50 Years.......................10 Vet’s Advice...............................................................14 From the Gate Post (French)...............................16 Active Canadian Simmental Members For The Last 25 Years and Up.............................................18 On the Road..............................................................21 Breed Improvement (French).............................22 Member Announcements....................................24

Manitoba President Andrea Bertholet 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

Who is This?..............................................................26 Alberta Simmental Association.........................27 Saskatchewan Simmental Association............28 Manitoba Simmental Association.....................29 Ontario Simmental Association.........................30 Quebec Simmental Association........................31 Maritime Simmental Association......................32 Canadian Simmental Foundation.....................33 CSA AGM Notice.....................................................34 Form of Proxy...........................................................35 Young Canadian Simmental Association.......36 Sale Results................................................................39 Advertiser’s Index....................................................82 CSA Contacts............................................................83 What’s Happening..................................................84

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What’s Happening May

November

May. 11-14 Livestock Markets Association of Canada Convention Lethbridge, AB

June

Jun. 19-20 Jun. 24

JULY

Jul. 1 Jul. 6-9 Jul. 20-23 Jul. 21-23

T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament Saskatoon, SK Alberta Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Killam, AB 50th Anniversary “Herd Book” Issue Advertising Deadline Quebec All Breeds Junior Show Brome, QC Alberta YCS Wild Rose Classic Lacombe, AB OYCSA Trillium Classic Lindsay, ON

August Aug. 1 Aug. 1-5 Aug. 4-6 Aug.10-13

September Commercial Country Advertising Deadline Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Prince Albert, SK Manitoba Youth Beef Round - Up Neepawa, MB Canadian Simmental Association Annual Convention & YCSA National Classic Fredericton, NB Aug. 15-17 Canadian Beef Industry Conference 2017 Calgary, AB Aug. 18-19 Old Home Week Charlottetown, PEI Aug. 30- Armstrong Fair Sept 3 Armstrong, BC

September

Sept. 1 Sept. 9 Sept. 22-24 Sept. 23-24 Sept. 23-24 Sept. 30 Sept. 30

October/November “Fall” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline 15th Annual Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Hanover, ON Maritime YCS Classic Windsor, NS New Brunswick Beef Expo Sussex, NB Heritage Beef Classic Windsor, NS Ferme Gagnon & Guests 20th Annual Simmental Production Sale Cheneville, QC Eastern Harvest Simmental Heifer Sale Cheneville, QC

October

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Expo-Boeuf Victoriaville, QC Anchor D “Pasture Treasures” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB Rust Mountain View Ranch’s “Queens of the Pasture” Female Sale Mercer, ND

Nov. 1 Nov. 1 Nov. 1-4 Nov. 3 Nov. 3-12 Nov. 4 Nov. 8-12 Nov. 17 Nov. 20-25 Nov. 22 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Nov. 30

December “Winter” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Hudson Pine Farms “Forever A Legacy” Complete Dispersal Sleepy Hollow, NY JTL Stockade Roundup Lloydminster, SK Stockade Roundup Fall Fusion All-Breed Sale Lloydminster, SK 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Toronto, ON Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Jewels and Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, AB Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK Agribition Simmental Sale - 50 for 50 Edition Regina, SK Camrose Country Classic Camrose, AB Windy Hill Livestock Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Female Production Sale Oungre, SK

December Dec. 1 Dec. 1 Dec. 4 Dec. 6 Dec. 9 Dec. 10 Dec.11 Dec.11 Dec.12 Dec.14 Dec.15 Dec.16 Dec.19 Dec. 31

January Commercial Country Advertising Deadline SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK Hartman Cattle Co. Customer Appreciation Female Sale Tecumseh, NE The Matt and Maraquerite Smith Big Sky Simmental Dispersal Sale Virden, MB Shades of the Prairies Brandon, MB Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull and Heifer Sale Vermilion, AB Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Double R Farms Dispersal & High Country Cattle Production Sale Innisfail, AB Friday Night Lights 6th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB Checkers Red, Black & Fullblood Simmental Sale Ponoka, AB Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity IV” Female Sale Moosomin, SK New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale - Volume V Saskatoon, SK


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