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Jim Grant and Peggy Grant

Box 220 Edam, SK S0M 0V0 Phone/Fax: 306.397.2541 Cell: 306.441.3590 earlysunsetangus@hotmail.com Today’s Angus Advantage  1


December 20, 2014 Heartland Livestock - Yorkton, SK

On Offer: • 85 Cow-Calf Pairs • 2 Herd Sires • 25 Long Yearlings Bulls • Semen • Females bred to top sires including Soo Line Best Interest 2142, Bar D K Ally 22'12, and S A V Final Answer 0035 • 2014 calves sired by Mytty In Focus, S Chisum 0206, Soo Line Best Interest 2142, Bar DK Wisdom 15’12, and more Sale Management Sale Broadcast By

Chris poley: 306-220-5006 Ted Serhienko: 306-221-2711 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973

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Early Fall 2014 - Table of Contents

Features 26

Marbling Cows Work

Shows 35

Bulkley Valley Angus Gold Show

46

PEI Angus Gold Show

47

PEI Ingenity Angus Classic Futurity

52

Manitoba Angus Gold Show

55

Manitoba Round-Up Show

As In Every Issue 22 The Real World

24 A Breeder’s... Veterinary Perspective 58 Under The Gavel

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59 Rates & Subscriptions

62 The Final Word

Cover Photography By Kim Harder

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ADDING SOME KARGO TO OUR HERD Led Off The 2014 Blairs.Ag Sale Deep Sided & Thick Hipped Impressive Spread From Low Birthweight To High Maternal Traits Will Be A Force In Our Red Program For Years To Come

RED BLAIR’S KARGO 47Z Red Ringstead Kargo 215U X Red Blair’s Ruba 26W BW: -0.9 WW: 55 YW: 84

MM: 23

TM: 50

For Sale This Fall By Private Treaty Groups of Black & Red Angus Bred Heifers Simm X Red Angus Heifers Bred Red Angus Today’s Angus Advantage  5

Box 85, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Rob Garner: 306-836-2035 Cell: 306-946-7946 nordallimousin@sasktel.net www.nordallimousin.com


H C T I W S L L I K

Prince me e r p u S t r Albe Bull n o i p m a h C Watch for Progeny this Fall at: Red Roundup Touch of Class Lloydminster Agribition

Red Benchmark Better Beef X Red Six Mile Flower 424U

BW: 1.3

WW: 64

YW: 101

MM: 22

TM: 54

Co-owned with Wrights Livestock and Six Mile Red Angus

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Glenfield...

is providing many lasting attributes that will give him a solid anchor in our program in the years ahead. A son of the world famous S Chisum 6175, his growth numbers and overall performance is something sought after by all sectors of the beef industy. His pathfinder dam, Basin Pride 9112, donor female for Spicklers, speaks for herself in terms of body type and functional soundness required by every bonified herd bull. He wraps all these qualities into a uniquely clean made, clean jointed package not sacrificing any of the softness and volume that the Chisums are noted for.

S Glenfield 2141 by S Chisum 6175

Langenburg, SK. Can S0A 2A0 306.743.2840 Robin, Michelle and John Hogberg www.barh.ca

Visitors welcome! 40 miles east of Yorkton, 9 miles south of Langenburg

Basin Pride 9112

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CONSIGNORS... Brendale Acres Cairnlee Acres Clair Lane Stock Farm Clear View Farms Deer Park Farms DSMR Stock Farms Forty Creek Cattle Co. Francisco Farms Gilchrist Farms Harprey Farms Harron Farms Johnson Livestock Lorncliffe Livestock Paradise Farms Sunset Acres Tambri Farms Thistle Ridge Farms

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Payment terms & wintering program offered

40 Black Angus long yearling bulls

25 Black Angus bred heifers calving April/May Bred to S A V Harvestor 3693

12 Red Angus long yearling bulls

15 Straight-bred unregistered Red Angus bred heifers calving April/May

40 Charolais long yearling bulls

10 Charolais bred heifers calving January/February 10 Charolais bred heifers calving April/May 5 Charolais heifer calves

Sale Management Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 info@tbarc.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Ted Serhienko: 306-221-2711 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973

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Acadia Colony Farming Co. Ltd. Box 210, Oyen, AB T0J 2J0 Contact: Simon Mandel Ph: 403-664-8593


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CONNEALY COMPLETE 8454 X S A V BISMARCK 5682

JL ALL ANSWERS 1009 X SOO LINE MOTIVE 9016

EXAR Upshot 0562B X G A R Predestined

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S A V 004 DENSITY 4336 X BELL NET RETURN 3U


he Judge Fall Bull & Heifer Sa T e B le Monday December 8th, 2014 You Nilsson Brothers, Vermilion, AB

• Selling 400 Red Angus heifers calving date March 20 - May 1 • Selling 150 Simm/Angus heifers calving date February 15 - March 15 • Featuring our 2nd Annual Bull Sale selling 40 head of 2 year old virgin bulls Bull Sale 2nd Annual er 8th, 2014 b em ec Monday D Preview A Watch For

Feel free to stop by and have a look at the heifers and this year’s bulls

Expanding Genetic Boundaries Red Twin Heritage Solider 41Z

Red SSS Solider 365W X Red SSS Doll 702X BW: -0.1

WW: 56

YW: 90

MM: 18

TM: 46

Junior Herdsire - Watch for his progeny at the 11th Annual “Best of The Breeds” Bull Sale March 2015

Clarke & Denise Ward G.S. 707 RR #7 Box 39 Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N2 P: 306.931.3824 C: 306.220.6372 www.wardsredangus.com

Sire

Dam

Sheho, SK twin.heritage@sasktel.net www.twinheritage.com Mitch: 306.849.2112 Allan & Ann: 306.849.4638 Michael: 306.955.6553

"Add a Touch of Heritage to Your Herd"

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EVERBLACK MOMMAS MAKE YOU MONEY! U2 Night Train Bar E L Pride 118Z

Lead off and top selling female for $11,250.00 at the Angus Collection Sale 2013 Out of an Everblack Cow

Lead off and top selling black bull for $21,000.00 for 1/2 interest at the U2 Sale Out of an Everblack Cow

Going to the Northern Select - November 15 Two Fabulous Bred Heifers Sired by U2 Blackrock, the $32,000.00 lead off and top selling black bull at the U2 Bull Sale 2012 Bred to our new Herd Sire, the exciting U2 Night Train

Bred Heifers for sale at the farm this fall Yearling Heifers for sale at the Common Sense Bull Sale Last Monday in March

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CLAIR LANE STOCK FARMs Featured Fall Consignments Gilchrist Farms & Friends “In It To Win It” Sale - October 11th, 2014 Maternal Sisters to 1407

CLSF 3B - Motive 9016

RBB 6W - 5H11 Fulback

RBB 17Y - Brilliance 8077

Semen -

Whitestone Widespread MB - Vermilion Dateline 7078(VRD) - Silveiras Style 9303

Ontario Angus Futurity Sale - December 6th, 2014

Your Source for $High Value Females$...

Hawthorne Queen 1R - EXT X 365

Dam of Gilchrist Farms & Friends In It To Win It lot

Clair Lane Miss Strawberry 1U

Fertitilty, Longevity, and Champions, No Matter What the Mating”

Clair Lane Queen 1407 PVF Windfall x Queen 1R Elite Show Heifer Prospect She Sells!

RBB 4Y - 5H11 Fullback

Full sister to Queen 1R

Clair Lane 6807 Traveler 2P61 Unique Outcross Herd Sire Prospect Double Bred 6807

Great Grandam Feed Efficiency Matriarch Ideal 4465 of 6807 4286

Legendary Grand dam Sinclair Lady 2P61 4465

Contact: Gilchrist Farms & Friends “In It to Win It” Sale - Chris Poley- 306-220-5006 Gilchrist Farms & Friends “In It to Win It” Sale - Brad Gilchrist- 519-440-6720 Ontario Angus Futurity Sale - Shane Castle - 306-741-7485 Like C: 519-993-1251

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NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTED Cowboy TV

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hen I was a kid, we didn’t have TV. It’s not that TV wasn’t available - it was, we didn’t have electricity. It made sense not to have TV. We didn’t miss TV, we had something much more entertaining - we had cows. The cows weren’t all that entertaining really, they were the supporting actors. The real stars were the intellectually superior humans working with the cows. As I grew up, I came to recognize one phrase as a sure sign of good things to come. It was like those previews the show at the movies. The ones that get you to return in keen anticipation of the best movie ever. My father would announce to my unsuspecting mother that he would “need you and the kids to help sort cows.” Now--- to the average person, that doesn’t sound like such a big deal. But, the average person hasn’t sorted cows with someone related to him or her by birth or marriage.

Things would go along pretty smooth for a few minutes. Cows were moving where they were supposed to, just like a well-rehearsed ballet. Mom moved the gate in and out like a true master, Dad directed traffic with his stock cane and we watched and waited. Sooner or later it would happen. There would be one in every pen, a cow who decided it was her God given right to go through the gate no matter how hard Mom tried to stop her. So the old cow would be trying to go through the gate, Mom would be trying to stop her and Dad was busy driving cows past Mom and through the gate. Mom was standing her ground. She would have a determined, almost defiant look on her face. Dad would yell, “stop her” while he drove eight or ten cows in Mom’s direction. The defiant look would turn to utter confusion. Mom didn’t have the foggiest who “her” was. So she stopped them all.

Oh--it started simple enough. My father would run all the cows into the big pen. He knew what he wanted to do and he thought that Mom and us kids would just naturally have picked it all up. So, he would start doing whatever it was he was doing without telling anyone else.

All right! The good part was starting. We all took spots to watch what would happen next.

Mom would go about her business for a few minutes before she would get confused and the dialogue would start. It would go something like this.

“I didn’t want all of them stopped--- just the white faced heifer.”

“What the hell are you doing?” “I stopped them!”

“They’re all white face heifers!”

“What are you trying to do?” “The same thing we do every year. The heifers go to the scale house, the cows go to the hay shed and the culls go down the chute!”

“I want you to let the cows go and stop the God damned “two year old!” “Watch your language—the kids are listening!” “I know---you kids get the hell out of there!”

“Why didn’t you tell me?” Dad would give Mom one of those glances that we all knew meant this was going to be a great show. So--- the action would begin. Dad is in the big corral, Mom’s on the gate and us kids, well, we were never sure quite where we were. We knew if we were here we were supposed to be there. But, if we started there, we would soon find out we were supposed to “get the hell out of there!”

“You don’t have to yell at the kids!” “I wasn’t yelling. Now let this one go!” “Which one?” “The one who calved by the creek last year.” “How the hell am I supposed to know where she calved by looking at her?”

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glance back at Dad. There he’d be, standing alone in the middle of a corral full of white faced cattle, watching Mom, kids and dog disappear into the house.

“Just open the gate!! No!! Stop her!!” “Who?” “That one!!” About this point Mom had had enough. She would glare at Dad, while he tried to avoid looking at her. There would be a few moments of uneasy silence while Mom watched Dad who was trying not to look at Mom. Then Dad would yell, Mom would shut the gate, take us kids and march off to the house.

Now, don’t think my Mom and Dad are any different than hundreds of other couples who own cattle. They are not. They’ve raised a large family and have been married for fifty years. And us kids, did we learn anything from all of this? Absolutely not!! C’mon Dear, we gotta sort some cows.

As we would go to the house, I would steal a quick

– Grant Rolston

Grant Rolston was born and raised in ranching country near Penticton, British Columbia. After graduating school, he worked on a purebred Hereford ranch, then assumed a position at Western Breeders Artificial Insemination Unit. In 1980, he left the livestock scene and joined the Edmonton Police Department, where he received his formal training in photography, working for the IDENT unit (crime scene investigation). After a decade, he returned to the industry, purchasing a herd of purebred Angus cattle but both Grant and his wife, Lauralee, worked off the ranch to make a living. He chose livestock photography and is now Canada’s premier livestock photographer of beef cattle. Grant and Lauralee travel throughout nine provinces in Canada for on farm photography, in addition to all major livestock shows, including the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, the Canadian Western Agribition, and all major national Junior shows in the summer months. Grant and Lauralee Rolston reside in Vulcan, Alberta. With four decades of experience, Grant shares things that are “Not Taken for Granted.”

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By: Chris Poley

Since the end of May, I have had a lot of windshield time touring purebred and commercial operations in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, then back through all four provinces a second time and now starting the third. There have been a couple of common themes throughout; a late growing season and a lot of optimism in the cattle business.The outlook for the cow/calf producer has never looked better and although it’s going to take a lot more operating and a little faith from the banks, feeders have more margin in feeding these high dollar calves than they have had in years and that is what it takes…everyone involved needs to make money. The fact that there are less dispersals, both purebred and commercially this fall, is positive; people don’t hate their cows when there is money in them. Early this spring I had a major market operator tell me all their fall bred cow sales were booked solid. That same manager told me at the end of July, that half had cancelled. Now that does not mean the cowherd is going to jump into expansion mode; in fact, I believe it will continue to contract for a while. This fall the average cull rate on most ranches will be double that of normal. Everyone I talked to is planning to “clean house,” wild ones, poor producers, bad footed, bad uddered or just plain ugly are all heading to town at $1.10 to $1.30 or better still... are getting on a truck, with a one way ticket. There was not a significant amount of heifers sent out into breeding pastures this spring. I know of several groups that ended up contracted for feed and slaughter before the bulls got turned out or were pulled, after only a few days because the guarantee of the contract was too many dollars to pass up in September, on the hope of a bred heifer sale in December. My feeling is that heifer calves will all come to town this fall along with their brothers, due to their value as the general rancher’s attitude is “it’s my time to cash in” and no one can blame them. I’m very optimistic about the bred cow market this fall as numbers offered are less... people want to expand their inventories and for the first time, in a long time, their bankers are on board. The business model works and

everyone is in agreement that the next ten years in the beef cattle market look great! In this high tech world of mass production, nobody is ever going to be able to figure out a way to “factory farm” beef cattle; a cow’s gestation is long and you can’t control the environment of wide open spaces, where a cow thrives the best and most efficiently. The number of bulls going to town, post breeding, gets my heart rate up. Most auction marts are reporting double the usual number of bulls coming to town. It is understandable why many ranchers do not want to winter older bulls when they can ship them early for a record price; in many cases, close to or above the original purchase price. Take that salvage value, add eight months feed, some fence repair, a semen test, some death loss factored in and purchase new semen tested, delivered bulls when you need them. I recently talked to one larger producer who pulled and shipped all his bulls except the two he purchased this spring. Now, purebred breeders, don’t start to have greedy thoughts! I already said that the cowherd is going to continue to shrink, so over all the need for bulls will be less and in the last twenty years that I’ve been involved in this industry, I have never seen a shortage of bulls! Be ruthless with the knife and cash in the “he might make the bull sale if we feed the hell out of him” calves. You do not need to put all that feed into him, semen test, picture, catalogue him and then ship him, cause there was not anyone needing that medium quality bull at your sale... you will be doing yourself and the industry a favor. Next spring you will be able to gross more money on fewer bulls than you ever have and the steers you sell, will pay the bills upfront this fall.

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Biography: Dr. Colin Palmer is an Associate Professor of Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction) at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Palmer worked in mixed practices in Ontario and British Columbia and has owned/operated a practice in Saskatchewan. Dr. Palmer along with his wife Kim and children Lauren, Emily and Carter run a herd of purebred Red Angus cattle under the KC Cattle Co. name.

Maximizing Opportunities in Today’s Economy with Sound Herd Management For the beef cow-calf producer the revenue side of the profitability equation has two major components: pounds of calf weaned and cull cows sold. Both income streams are seeing prices that few of us thought were possible 5 years ago so why not take the best possible advantage of these good times? Weaning a high percentage of calves from cows exposed to bulls and at optimum weaning weights are the two most important things you can do maximize profitability! Calf health and breeding related issues usually top my list of common questions I am asked this time of year. Poor quality, late born and certainly dead calves can have a significant effect on the revenue side; especially this year. Many producers report having a few to several sick calves over the late summer/ fall and are concerned that they be about to experience a wreck at weaning, or have had had wrecks in the past and want to know what to do to prevent it happening again. On the breeding front it seems that more and more producers are noticing a few cows cycling very late in the season causing them to worry that a bull wasn’t doing his job or that they have a sexually transmitted disease in the herd. Vaccinating young calves (2 to 4 months old) against respiratory diseases at spring processing is becoming commonplace. If you are not vaccinating calves and are treating depressed calves, coughing and/ or nasal discharge during the summer grazing period then you should definitely consider doing so. If your calf health problems occur at weaning then consider vaccinating calves 3 to 6 weeks prior to weaning to allow their immune systems to respond adequately so as to prevent, or at least lessen, the impact of a disease agent. Your vaccine program should provide protection against Mannheimia (formerly Pasteurella) haemolytica the bacteria responsible for the so-called shipping fever pneumonia. Other agents that you should strongly consider vaccinating against in your pre-weaning program include Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus (BVDV), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Bovine Respiratory Syncitial Virus (BRSV), Histophilus somnus and, of course, the Clostridia (Blackleg) bacteria. There are many good products available on the market; some are just what you need all in a single shot. Certainly other things to keep in mind are low stress weaning techniques including nose tags (i.e. Quietwean®) and fence line weaning. The value of cattle has increased many fold in comparison to the cost of our inputs this year so I see no reason why a producer could not see a healthy return from a sound vaccination and weaning program. Calves that have been stricken with disease and recovered seldom perform as well their healthy counterparts and represent a huge loss of revenue. Other considerations for your calves include growth implants, deworming and creep feeding. There are many oral and topical anti-parasiticals available. Most of us have fallen into the habit

of only using broad spectrum anti-parasiticals in the late fall to kill lice, but research has shown that use of these products on pastured cattle can pay big dividends in improved performance. Probably even better returns than controlling lice. Again, factor in the relatively low cost of these products in comparison with the value of your product – the calves. Growth implants for calves not intended as replacements have always made sense, but these products have suffered unfairly due to negative publicity, and in my opinion, producer apathy. You can bet pretty much bet that those calves you sell will be implanted in the feedlot so why not use this technology and reap some reward yourself. If you can expect 20 to 25 pounds of extra gain in that calf isn’t an extra 40 to 50 dollars, or more, in your pocket worth the effort? The low cost of feed grains combined with the high price of cattle has been dubbed the “perfect storm” for our industry. Calves easily outstrip what their mothers can supply within a few months and need outside sources of energy and protein to continue to grow. By late summer pasture quality has declined and in many cases gain dwindles to less than 1.5 lbs per day as we move into the fall when the potential to gain at least 2.5 pounds per day is there. Cow body condition also suffers; especially, in heavy milkers jeopardizing future calf performance and her breed back potential next year. At 6 cents per pound and a feed conversion of 10:1 (feed to gain) it is easy to see that 60 cents worth of feed can return $2.25 per pound in calf gain. Take out costs of the creep feeder etc. and you will see that it is still easy to make a profit. Furthermore, calves started on feed will have an easier time at weaning and should be healthier yielding more potential profit. Although bull power is usually the first consideration there are many other reasons that cows may be seen in heat weeks or months after the beginning of the breeding season. I usually like to define the problem and that starts with pregnancy checking. Guessing, fretting and checking bulls seldom provide the answer. A bull that passes his breeding soundness check today may not have passed 2 months ago. What about his ability to breed? Did you actually see him serve cows? In many cases, a few cows are late and were late calvers last year, or represent a single management group e.g. newly purchased animals, 1st calvers, old cows, and so on. Now once they have been identified further investigation is possible. On the vast majority of operations, nutrition - energy, protein, minerals and vitamins, is likely responsible for more production loss than any infectious disease. Recent evidence shows that many feeding programs fail to supply adequate levels of trace minerals to support reproduction. Feed testing and mineral supplementation definitely makes sense when you think about it in terms of pounds of weaned calf. On the flip side, if you sell off those open and late calvers you will be well paid for them.

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It may be easier to explain away why you don’t have marbling in the herd than it is to get it. Some say that’s the origin of the popular “urban legend” in the Angus breed: high marbling potential is for “terminal” cattle, because they don’t make good mamas. You can’t have both in the same herd. But you can, as more and more commercial Angus herds across North America are proving with data and profit. Recent research suggests any theories to the contrary were simply created by those who have not made much effort to select for carcass traits and thus describe their herds as “maternal.” “Selection for Marbling and the Impact on Maternal Traits,” a research paper by Virginia Tech Extension animal scientist Scott Greiner and graduate student Jason Smith, explores the topic. Marbling has a slight relationship “with most of Scott Greiner the traits that we associate with cowherd productivity,” Greiner says (see Table 1). Terminal and maternal traits can “coexist.” The first step to building a productive cow is to get her bred and bred early, and scrotal circumference is an indicator of fertility.

Decades ago, some fairly popular and high-

marbling Angus bulls happened to score low in that indicator, but that was just coincidence, according to all evidence. Both small-scale studies and actual analysis of the expected progeny differences (EPDs) for marbling and scrotal circumference found no association between the two traits. Nor should marbling ability impact the onset of puberty. “Age at first calving” is often used to determine if a female will get pregnant during a normal breeding season. One study indicated no relationship and another said an increase in a full unit of marbling would extend age at first calving by 10 days. “A breeder that makes a 0.25 unit improvement in marbling EPD would be expected to increase age at first calving by less than three days,”authors Greiner and Smith state. There is no correlation between marbling and heifer pregnancy in the Angus database. “Angus sires are highly sought after amongst commercial producers due to their ability to excel at calving ease while they maintain or improve carcass traits,” the paper says. The limited research highlights possible positive impacts, such as increased marbling in tandem with calf survival, lower birth weight and better calving ease. The Association’s data shows there is a positive correlation (.22) between marbling and maternal milk. “This is always important, whether you’re selecting for marbling or not: keep milk production at a level that’s appropriate for your environment and your

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management,”Greiner says.“Opportunity currently exists within the Angus sire population to select for marbling while divergently selecting for maternal milk.”

Dick Beck, Three Trees Ranch, Sharpsburg, Ga., says that’s why it is so rewarding to focus on both.

The scientists found no evidence of increased calving interval or reduced stayability among highmarbling populations, but research on mature cow size and efficiency is less clear. High-marbling cows may tend to be larger and slightly less efficient. The cow energy dollar-value index ($EN) has a minor negative correlation with marbling at -.23, but the marbling EPD is positively correlated with residual average daily gain (RADG) and the weaned calf ($W) index, “suggesting a favorable relationship between marbling potential and both preweaningvalueandpost-weaninggainefficiency,”thepaper says.

“Of course we should keep working on the Dick Beck cowherd, but why would you walk away from making progress on a trait that’s easily improved?” he wonders.

Using EPDs and indexes to match cattle to environment is key, but reports from the American Angus Association indicate producers do not often utilize those tools to regulate mature size. Greiner says breeding for maternal traits takes much longer to see marked improvements since they’re lowly heritable and environment is also at work.

Table 1. Pairwise correlations between marbling and maternal EPDs

“To say I’m going to improve 90-day conception rate by 5%, that is a tough, tough goal,” Beck says. “Saying I’m going to improve the quality grade of my next calves by 5%, I can do that in my sleep, with the right genetics. And it doesn’t take away from my efforts to improve on those tough goals.”

or dollar value indices for all sires included in the Fall 2013 Angus Sire Evaluation Report

Story by Miranda Reiman

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On behalf of Canada’s Angus fraternity...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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t’s hard to believe, but more than two months have passed since our historic “Building the Legacy 3” Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) fundraiser auction held in Moose Jaw, SK on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 in conjunction with our Canadian Angus Association (CAA) National Convention. But that passing time has not served to moderate… in any way, shape or form… the extraordinary outcome of that evening! We were hoping to raise $80,000 with the highest of high hopes pushing us, as an unqualified vision, over the $100,000 mark. This was a challenge issued by the sitting CAA Board members from Saskatchewan the morning after our amazing sale in Guelph last year. They said, “If we do this right, and we all work hard and get behind it, just watch Saskatchewan host a Convention where the “Building the Legacy” sale raises over $100,000.” It was a heady challenge. One, I must admit, I was sceptical we would accomplish. But I thought, with the incredible offering Canada’s most inspired Angus breeders, service providers and artisans had come up with, maybe… just maybe… we could meet that Saskatchewan Director challenge. When it was all over… the final tally was $120,580.

$120,580!!!

(d) MEMBER EDUCATION: Education of the Association membership and those supporting Angus genetics with national and international cattle and beef interests The CAF Board will meet four weeks from this weekend to put together the Foundation’s 2015 reinvestment plan to benefit those objectives listed above. If you have ideas, please do not hesitate to share them with me because, as a significant donor to the Foundation, and as a member of the Canadian Angus fraternity, your opinion is highly valued. And what a contribution you made: YOUR donation raised $1,800. Your full page, full colour advertisement in Today’s Angus Advantage sold to Cudlobe Farms for $1,800. Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director Belinda Wagner will be sending you a tax receipt in the amount of $1,800. Our gratitude for your donation of service cannot truly be expressed. In addition to celebrating you and your fellow donors and buyers, we must also recognize all those bringing tremendous value to “Building the Legacy 3”. The following folks ALSO donated their services and involvement, every one of the auctioneers, ringmen and sale staff. So please join me in thanking: Auctioneers: • Chris Poley (T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.) • Ryan Dorran (Dorran Marketing Inc.)

I still can’t believe it. Our inaugural sale grossed $40,470 in 2012. Last year we raised $70,800 for a 75% increase in value. This year, we improved by a further 70%. We know this annual increase can’t last forever, but are we ever thrilled with the success of the donation sale series to date. Doesn’t it truly feel like we are, in fact, “building the legacy”?!?!?! I am so in awe at the benevolence of our nation’s Angus folk. You were plentiful in your offering and the buyers of the inspired donations also ‘dug a little deeper’ to access the unique and superior genetics, the awesome art and apparel, the top quality services, the enlightening and entertaining experiences. And all to the cause of our Canadian Angus Foundation, so we can work harder to accomplish the CAF’s four objectives: (a) YOUTH: Opportunity for personal growth and development for Junior Members of the Association through the activities of, but not limited to, the CJAA (b) HISTORY: Collection and preservation of the Association’s and its membership’s historical archives (c) GENETIC RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Research, development and technological advancement to create and enhance breed improvement tools used by Association members and those supporting and utilizing Angus genetics

Ringmen: • Nate Marin • Mark Stock Consultants/Staff: • Scott Bohrson, Geoff Anderson and Colton Hamilton (Bohrson Marketing Services) • Shane Castle (Castlerock Marketing) • Doug Henderson (DJH & Associates Ltd.) • Rob Holowaychuk (Optimal Bovines Inc.) • Ben Wright Further, we did have internet bidding (and many watchers!) courtesy of Bridget Andrews of Livestock Media Plus. We hope to ‘do it all again’ in 2015, with “Building the Legacy 4” taking place on Saturday, June 6th at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Calgary Airport East (6620-36 Street NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4C8 ‎- (403) 475-1111), a short 15 minute drive from your national Angus headquarters at Angus Central. To this end, we hope the President’s Reception and Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Day will take place here at your Angus Central. Please pay attention to news about our 2015 National Convention as it is released and plan to attend. As for 2014, however, “Building the Legacy 3” was a watershed occurrence in Canadian Angus history. Thank you for being such a critical part of it. - Rob Smith Chief Executive Officer Canadian Angus Association

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39th Annual Alberta Junior Angus Show Bred and owned

August 10-12, 2014 - Bashaw, AB Judge: Casey Bishop, Killam, AB Yearling Heifer- Intermediate

Heifer Calf

1. Becky Domolewski with Red C.D. Ziva 703B by Red RCR Rio Grande 123Z 2. Kayleen Doulgas with Douglas Blackbird 5B by Peak Dot Bold 853Y

Yearling Heifer

1. Connor Douglas with Douglas Lena 1A by S A V Bismark 5682 2. Katelyn Dietrich with Red Redrich KD Cherokee 249A by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U

Cow/Calf Pair

1. Jesse Emery with Dwajo JES Erica 135Y by Dwajo Right Answer 15W and her heifer calf at foot 2. Shae-Lynn Beattie with Red Beattie’s Crown Copper by Red Brylor Toast 53X and her heifer calf at foot

Bull Calf

1. Halley Adams with Red Ter-Ron Hot Shot 10B by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W 2. Jesse Emery with Dwajo JES Brutus 64B by Young Dale Young Gun 67Y

1. Laurie Morasch with Red Brown Creek Sunflower 8A by Red RMJ Redman 2. Cole Dodgson with PM Echo 14’13 by HF Thunderbird 146Y

Yearling Heifer- Senior

1. Bynne Yoder with Red Cinder Cheta 93A by Red Lone Stone Pursuit 81W 2. Kailey Brandl with BCC Black Velvet 22A by Sandy Bar Bardolier 2B

Two Year Old Cow/Calf Pair Split One

1. Laurie Morasch with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X and her bull calf at foot 2. Becky Domolewski with Red SY Ziva 27Z by Wynnbrook’s Unbelievable 9U and her heifer calf at foot

Split Two

1. Halley Adams with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron RealDeal 01W and her bull calf at foot 2. Chad Lorenz with Lorenz Caroline 1Z by F V Pioneer 83X and her heifer calf at foot

Mature Cow/Calf Pair

1. Cayley Peltzer with Bandura Vista 136Y by LLB Wheeler 268S and her bull calf at foot 2. Will Bradford with Waching Emulous Eileen 724 by Remitall Ranch 576R and her heifer calf at foot

Bull Calf

1. Laurie Morasch with Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B by Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z 2. Cayley Peltzer with Triple Star Settler 2B by Norseman Pioneer 37’11

Grand Champion Owned Grand Champion Bred and Owned

Halley Adams with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron RealDeal 01W and her bull calf at foot

Becky Domolewski with Red C.D. Ziva 703B by Red RCR Rio Grande 123Z

PEE WEE

Jesse Emery with Dwajo JES Erica 135Y by Dwajo Right Answer Reserve Grand Champion Owned 15W with her heifer calf at foot Laurie Morasch with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X and her bull calf at foot Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned

Owned

1. Ella Latimer with Remitall F Rosebud 196A by Remitall F Odyssey 67X 2. Landon Brandl with BCC Black Velvet 72A by Sandy Bar Bardolier 2B

Heifer Calf

1. Chad Lorenz with Lorenz Caroline 4B by Lorenz Paradigm 13Z

Yearling Heifer- Junior

Yearling Heifer-Tiny Mite Split One

1. Jesse Tufty with Red TNF Covergirl 49A by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U 2. Thomas Wildman with Red Towaw Molly 406A by Red CC Expansion 5E

Split Two

1. Reese Wildman with Red Towaw Sybil 489A by Red Towaw Orazi Calidad 130Y 2. Noah Rigney with Red WSS Freyja 13118 by Red Towaw Git R Done 35W

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Split Three

1. Tavianne Yoder with Red Cinder Glamour 29A by Red SLGN X-Files 006X 2. Ryder Wildman with Red Towaw Molly 406A by Red CC Expansion 5E

Split Four

1. Alix Latimer with Remitall F Black Angel 89A by Remitall F Jet 30X 2. Lauren Latimer with Remitall F Tibbie 37A by S A V 707 Rito 9969

Bull/Steer Calf -Tiny Mite Split One

Yearling Heifer Split One

1. Brynne Yoder with Red Cinder Glamour 29A by Red SLGN X-Files 006X 2. Brooke Bablitz with Red Rainbow Princess Lois 16A by Red Six Mile Fear Factor 185Y

Split Two

1. Jayce Fossen with Red Ter-Ron Alyssa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y 2. Bryce Bablitz with Red Rainbow Lois 16A by Red Glesbar Excel 73W

Grand Champion Open

1. Reed Howell with Buddy

Split Two

1. Kasey Adams with Red Ter-Ron Hot Shot 10B by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W 2. Justin Leeson with Allencroft R Impression 02 1B by Connealy Impression 89

Brynne Yoder with Red Cinder Glamour 29A by Red SLGN X-Files 006X

Reserve Grand Champion Open

Jayce Fossen with Red Ter-Ron Alyssa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y

Grand Champion Pee Wee

Tavianne Yoder with Red Cinder Glamour 29A by Red SLGN X-Files 006X

Reserve Grand Champion Pee Wee

Ryder Wildman with Red Towaw Molly 406A by Red CC Expansion 5E

Commercial Heifer Calf

1. Georgia Wray with Anna 2. Ben Curtis with Design Queen

Yearling Heifer

1. Grant Golinowski with Lady Gaga 2. Jed Curtis with Amy

Supreme Grand Champion

Halley Adams with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron RealDeal 01W and her bull calf at foot

Cow/Calf Pair

1. Jed Curtis with Jedda and her bull calf at foot 2. Ben Curtis with Dell and her heifer calf at foot

Bull/Steer Calf

1. Nate Golinowski with Money 2. Jed Curtis with Earth Quake

Grand Champion Commerical

Jed Curtis with Jedda and her bull calf at foot

Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Grant Golinowski with Lady Gaga

OPEN Heifer Calf

1. Grady Conway with Lorenz Caroline 4B by Lorenz Paradigm 13Z

Reserve Supreme Grand Champion

Laurie Morasch with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X and her bull calf at foot

Competition Awards

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Pee Wee Champion Wynton Brandi Pee Wee Reserve Champion Wyatt Bradford Junior Champion Halley Adams Reserve Junior Champion Kelli-Rai Sieben Senior Champion Chad Lorenz Reserve Senior Champion Becky Domolewski

Show Team Judging Judges: Keltey Whelan

and Megan McLeod Pee Wee Champion Champion Justin Leeson and Roy Bushfield Pee Wee Reserve Champion Lilly Howell and Lauren Latimer Junior Champion Wyatt Bradford and Will Bradford Reserve Junior Champion Brynne Yoder and Avary Hickman Senior Champion Chad Lorenz and Becky Domolewski Reserve Senior Champion Travis Hunter and Katelyn Dietrich

Senior Champion Chad Lorenz Reserve Senior Champion Jesse Emery

Print Marketing

Pee Wee Champion Wyatt Bradford Pee Wee Reserve Champion Noah Rigney Junior Champion Riley Leeson Reserve Junior Champion Heidi Tymko Senior Champion Chad Lorenz Reserve Senior Champion Jesse Emery

Lynne Longshore and Laura Brown Pee Wee Champion Wyatt Bradford Pee Wee Reserve Champion Noah Rigney Junior Champion Riley Leeson Reserve Junior Champion Halley Adams

Wyatt Bradford

Aggregate Buckles

Pee Wee Champion Wyatt Bradford

Reserve Pee Wee Champion Wynton Brandl

Photography Judge: Craig Scott

Pee Wee Champion Justin Leeson Pee Wee Reserve Champion Lexi Dietrich Junior Champion Halley Adams Reserve Junior Champion Kailey Brandl Senior Champion Showmanship Judges: Nicona Brost and Cindy Bosch Laurie Morasch Reserve Senior Champion Pee Wee Champion Bailey Dietrich Lexi Dietrich Pee Wee Reserve Champion Art -Flat Wyatt Bradford Pee Wee Champion Junior Champion Wynton Brandl Halley Adams Pee Wee Reserve Champion Reserve Junior Champion Ryder Wildman Luke Haggart Junior Champion Senior Champion Kailey Brandl Kyle Dodgson Reserve Junior Champion Reserve Senior Champion Brynne Yoder Travis Hunter Senior Champion

Sales Talk Judges: Trish Henderson,

Scrapbook Pee Wee Champion

Jayce Fossen

Art -3D

Pee Wee Champion Lilly Howell Pee Wee Reserve Champion Kacey Adams Junior Champion Jed Curtis

Junior Champion Halley Adams

Reserve Junior Champion Brynne Yoder

Senior Champion Chad Lorenz

Reserve Senior Champion Becky Domolewski

Special Awards

Honored Guest- Mabel Hamilton Hustle of the Herd- Ryan Hunter Premier Exhibitor- Jesse Emery Allan Benkie Spirit Of Youth- Stacey Domolewski Reserve Junior Champion Toner Memorial Award- Chad Lorenz Keely Adams 2014 AJAA Scholarships- Brooke Bablitz

Senior Champion Jayce Fossen

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Program Funding Eligible Details Equipment Available On-Farm Food Safety

90% up to $6,000

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75% up to $15,000

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70% up to $5,000

Chute, scale

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Food Safety Systems Producer GF2 Traceability Adoption

Chute, scale

-Funding amounts based upon 2013-14 program -2014-15 program should be simialr to these values. -5 year program that started in April 2013 -Temporary program that runs until April 2015

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-Must write a proposal, focussing on traceability and food safety to OMAFRA -Funds are awarded based on merit.

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-Computers, & traceability software also eligable

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- Provincal programs PEI Cattle Producers may become (902) 368-2229 available for scale funding in the future


2014 Bulkley Valley Exhibition Angus Show Results Judge: Wayne Pincott, Buffalo Creek, BC

FEMALES

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

HEIFER CALF

1. North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red North 40 Rosette 472B by Red SSS OLY 17Y 2. Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC with Red Nine Mile Mattie 589B by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R

YEARLING HEIFER

1. North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red North 40 ZP Elsie 307A by Red SSS OLY 17Y 2. Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC with Quick Haven Beauty 2A by Kueber Paparazzi 20X

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red North 40 Rosette 472B by Red SSS OLY 17Y

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC with Red Nine Mile Mattie 589B by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R

TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR

1. ATC Angus, Smithers, BC with ATC Tibbie 202Z by Poplar MDWS Free Lancer 4T with her heifer calf ATC Belinda by River Rock Steel 2151Z

MATURE COW/CALF PAIR

1. Carli Wardrop, Houston, BC with Blast Lady Heather 21Y by HF Comeback 264U with her heifer calf Riddeck Creek Lady Heather 1B by BCAR Game Day 012 2. Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC with Northline Black Rose 132S by Northline Riptide 130N with her bull calf Quick Haven Champ 11B by Kueber Paparazzi 20X

SENIOR CHAMPION, GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

Carli Wardrop, Houston, BC with Blast Lady Heather 21Y by HF Comeback 264U with her heifer calf Riddeck Creek Lady Heather 1B by BCAR Game Day 012

ATC Angus, Smithers, BC with ATC Tibbie 202Z by Poplar MDWS Free Lancer 4T with her heifer calf ATC Belinda by River Rock Steel 2151Z

BULLS BULL CALF

1. Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC with Red Nine Mile Breaker 3B by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R 2. Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC with Red Nine Mile Brawn 6B by Red Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334

YEARLING BULL

1. Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC with Red CRSL Plush Extra 22A by Red HXC Jackhammer 8800U

JUNIOR CHAMPION, GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION BULL

Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC with Red Nine Mile Breaker 3B by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC with Red CRSL Plush Extra 22A by Red HXC Jackhammer 8800U

BREEDER’S HERD (GROUP OF 4)

Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC

GET OF SIRE (GROUP OF 3)

North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC

PROGENY OF DAM (GROUP OF 2)

Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC

PREMIER ANGUS EXHIBITOR

Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC

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RR 1 Edgerton, Alberta T0B 1K0 P :: 780-755-2224 F :: 780-755-2223 C :: 780-842-8835 mick@mjt.ca www.mjt.ca

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FIVE NATIONS BEEF ALLIANCE

Congratulations to Brett McRae (Mar Mac Farms) from Brandon, MB for his winning video submission to the blog competition “A Day in the Life of a Beef Producer.” Brett will be attending the Five Nations Beef Alliance Conference in Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas at the beginning of October. Brett will be a part of the Young Leaders delegation at the conference. The video is on the Five Nations Beef Alliance YouTube Channel along with submissions from last year’s competition. I encourage you to check out Brett’s winning entry along with the other great material on this channel! www.fivenationsbeefalliance.com/blog/

“What does it take to make your steak? I am not talking about BBQ’s, recipes, or even butcher shops. What I am talking about is much more foundational than that. The farmer, the rancher, the cattleman. The people who are put on this earth to look after cattle. In this urbanized age, where many people think meat comes from the grocery store, the cowboy often gets forgotten. When the media has a story on government subsidies, or an environmental disaster, or even a disease outbreak, you might catch a quick glimpse, but other than that, the keeper of the cattle is tossed outside of our main thoughts. However, they are there! Struggling day by day to care for their animals, care for their land, and pray for a profit. Come along with me for a day to see the cattleman in action. I will show you the passion we have for raising beef, as well as discuss a few of the many opportunities and challenges the beef industry faces today. I am Brett McRae, and I am a cattleman. This is a day in the life of a beef producer.”

24Th ANNUAL EDAM FALL FAIR COMMERCIAL CATTLE SHOW & SALE October 24-25, 2014

Over $6,000.00 in prizes!

Friday October 24 6:00 pm - Peoples Choice Cow/Calf Pair Show and Peoples Choice Bull Pen Show 8:00 pm - Appreciation Social Saturday October 25 7:00 am - Ranch Style Breakfast 9:00 am - Craft and Trade Show 9:00 am - Show 2:00 pm - Commercial Cattle Sale 9:00 pm - Dance

Show Includes: Prospect Steer and Heifer Ranchers Choice Steer and Heifer Pen of 3 Open and Bred Heifers Pen of 5 Open and Bred Heifers Pen of 3 Bull Show

Entries close October 17

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Septic Arthritis a Common Bovine Foot Problem By Roy Lewis DVM

V

ery often we get called out or a cow is brought in with an unrelenting lameness the producer has treated two or three times for “footrot” but to no avail. The cow is often bearing almost no weight on the leg. This article will describe the clinical findings and the treatment options available to you the producer for a septic arthritis. The outcome can quite often be very favorable. These usually have classic clinical signs. Besides being fracture lame from the pain one claw will be affected and it will be considerably more swollen than the other. A telltale sign is the infection will have broken out and be draining just above the coronary band on the affected side. Older cattle may have a bad crack or recovered from severe footrot but that is not always the case. Infection has gotten into the last joint on the claw and because this infection is in an enclosed space the pain is very intense. Little to no weight bearing occurs on the entire foot. A crack in the hoof, deep foot rot or sole abscess, or a penetrating wound can all lead to infection being introduced into the joint. Rarely a blood born infection (septicemia) will localize here but generally it occurs in the higher joints such as the stifle or carpus. These infections are more commonly seen in the outside front claw and secondly in the inside rear claw. There are four possible courses of action with a septic arthritis. 1. If the cow or bull is older shipping is a possibility provided no antibiotics have been given. 2. Long term antibiotics can on occasion allow the joint to fuse. This basically means the infection eats away the cartilage and the two bones fuse together much like you would have with a fracture repair. Calcium is deposited and when the fusion occurs, pain is relieved and weight bearing reoccurs. The toes will appear club like but function is maintained. 3. The third scenario involves freezing the foot and actually drilling out the joint. This area is flushed with antibiotics or betadine and is also allowed to fuse. There is quite a bit of pain with the treatment so painkillers are often administered. 4. The fourth action involves a claw amputation. This gives quick relief from the pain, has a good long term outcome and is fairly easy for most veterinarians to perform.

I will describe a claw amputation so you will know what to expect if one is required on your cattle. If a decision is made to perform a claw amputation they are either done tranquilized and down or lightly sedated standing in a squeeze chute or on a tilt table.

The affected claw is scrubbed and the whole foot is frozen with what we call a regional I.V. block. A tourniquet is placed around the foot to keep the lidocaine in the area but also to control bleeding while the procedure is done. Once we have good anesthesia the claw is amputated at an angle to insure we remove above the infection. This leaves a larger open wound which is bandaged tightly with an antibiotic ointment and the tourniquet is removed. I like to leave the patient in the chute a minute or so to insure blood is not leaking through the bandage as sometimes certain areas have to be more tightly wrapped. I often cover with long acting antibiotics and have the producer change the bandage once after four days, repeat the antibiotics and that is about all. The stump will have a bit of local infection which is just washed off. Most of the time they recover uneventfully and the stump gets closed over. With claw amputations there are a few precautions. Breeding bulls I advise not amputating the back claws. The breeding pressure will cause the other claw to break down so shipping might be advised here. Cows will last several years before the other claw may start to show tendon stretching. The cow may need a trim on the good claw a little more often than her herd mates but that is about all. The chronic pain may be detrimental to pregnancy so I don’t hesitate doing them in almost any stage of pregnancy. If she was really close it may be wise to let her calve and then do the amputation. Our clinic does a few on calves but they are less common. More commonly in calves an osteomyelitis (bone infection) may accompany the septic arthritis and antibiotics may be needed longer than with cows. If flies are an issue fly tags or pour-ons such as cylence may be a good idea. Heifer calves often would not be kept as replacements but I know of several occasions where they were kept and produced many calves. Most cows once recovered from claw amputations you have to look twice to be able to spot them in the herd. Cows can bear all their weight easily on the one claw so consider this procedure next time you have a cow diagnosed with a septic arthritis. You will be pleased with the results and it will save you from shipping an otherwise productive cow. You may get several years more productive life. If left too long the pain will of course cause weight loss so by removing the claw weight gain will reoccur. If in doubt about having one done talk to a neighbour that has experience with claw amputations for their opinion. With cows worth lots these days and replacements getting more expensive to raise this is a surgical procedure that can extend the productive life of a good cow.

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Breeders of quality Angus Cattle

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New Lab for SNP Parentage Verification Testing for CAA Members For immediate release

If you have not already heard, the Canadian Angus Association is transitioning to Delta Genomics in Edmonton, Alberta, for SNP parentage verification testing. Please continue reading to learn how this affects you and samples you may have recently submitted for testing. We thank members for their continued patience and understanding as we have worked to reduce the backlog of samples and improve turnaround time for these tests. Your CAA is confident that this transition will result in better service for our members. Samples that are currently in transit to Quantum Genetix (GenServe) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will be forwarded to Delta Genomics. CAA staff will work closely with both Quantum Genetix and Delta Genomics throughout this process and will strive to ensure that the transition improves member services. If you are concerned about samples that you have submitted, please contact your CAA office at 1-888-571-3580 or registry@cdnangus.ca. Please be prepared to provide the animal tattoo(s) and the date that you submitted your sample(s) to enable us to help you efficiently. Your CAA and Delta Genomics are confident that CAA members will soon be able to rely on a turnaround time of 10 business days for processing of SNP parentage verification test results. Again, we thank our members for their continued commitment and cooperation. The Canadian Angus Association would also like to recognize and thank Quantum Genetix (GenServe) for their years of service to our members and for their ongoing service in providing testing for genetic conditions. Effective immediately, please send all DNA samples to: Delta Genomics 4424 TEC Centre, Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

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P.E.I PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION GOLD SHOW

August 15th, 2014

Charlottetown, PEI Judges: Scott and Paula Cornish of Indian River, Ontario

HEIFER CALF Split One 1. Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Bailey 2B by S A V Angus Valley 1867 2. Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Bella Trix 1B by S A V Angus Valley 1867 Split Two 1. MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with MKHF 1Y Mistress 144B by S A V 004 Density 4336 2. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Bella 12B by S A V 004 Density 4336

Champion Junior and Grand Champion Female

MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with Locust Grove Blackbird 4A by S A V Networth 4200

Reserve Champion Junior Female

Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB with Bannockburn Valley Rose 47A by JS Kodiak 1T

TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR

1. James Worth, Cornwall, PEI with HMF Lori 1Z by HMF Stargate 10W 2. Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z by JS Kodiak 1T

Champion Heifer Calf

Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Bailey 2B by S A V Angus Valley 1867

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf

MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with MKHF 1Y Mistress 144B by S A V 004 Density 4336

MATURE FEMALE COW/CALF PAIR 1. Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Effie 14P by Border Butte Forefront 13’02 2. Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Classy Lady 22W by Figure 8 Angus Tomboy 590R

YEARLING HEIFER Split One 1. MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with Locust Grove Blackbird 4A by S A V Networth 4200 2. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Ariel 2A by S A V Bismarck 5682 Split Two 1. Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB with Bannockburn Valley Rose 47A by JS Kodiak 1T 2. Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley ESK 27A by Red HLH Outer Limit 851 4073

Champion Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Female

Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Effie 14P by Border Butte Forefront 13’02

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Reserve Grand Champion Senior Female

Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Classy Lady 22W by Figure 8 Angus Tomboy 590R BULL CALF 1. Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Networth 49B by S A V Networth 4200 2. Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Upward 45B by Sitz Upward 307R YEARLING BULL 1. Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Pioneer 12A by S A V Pioneer 7301

PEI IVOMEC ANGUS CLASSIC FUTURITY August 15th, 2014 - Charolettetown, PEI Judges: Tim Dixon, Myron MacQuarrie, Trevor Welch

HEIFER CALF

1. Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with Jem Classy Lady 47B by S A V Potential 0205 2. Wheatley River Farm, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Bailey 2B by S A V Angus Valley 1867

YEARLING HEIFER

1. Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 11A by JS Kodiak 1T 2. JEM Farms, Vernon Bridge, PEI with JEM Phyllis 20A by S A V Prosperity 9131

TWO YEAR OLD WITH CALF

Grand Champion Bull

Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Pioneer 12A by S A V Pioneer 7301

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Networth 49B by S A V Networth 4200

Get Of Sire - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI Breeders Herd - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI Progeny of Dam - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI Premier Breeder - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI Premier Exhibitor - Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI

1. Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z by JS Kodiak 1T 2. Temple Stewart, Hampshire, PEI with HMF Lori 11Z by HMF Stargate 10W

BULL CALF

1. MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with MKHF Leapz 145B by Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor 2. Wheatley River Farm, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River O’Reilly 14B by Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor

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Clint, Suzanne, Eric, Luc & Alexi Smith Box 284, Mankota, SK H: 306.478.2470 C: 306.478-7470 F: 306.478.2480 breedcreekranch@sasktel.net

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July 17, 2014 Virden, MB Judges: Daryl Elliot, Dale Studor & Rick Gabrielle

Heartland Virden Auction Mart was the location of the 3rd Annual MAA Summer Gold Show & Field Day. There were several new exhibitors at this year’s Gold pen show and also some spectators who were attending for the first time. Exhibitors were from Saskatchewan and Manitoba and spectators came from as far away as Alberta and the USA. The cattle numbers were similar to previous years, and the quality was very good. Everyone enjoyed some friendly competition in trying to pick the winning animals. The Manitoba Angus Association would like to thank Heartland Livestock Virden for their sponsorship towards this show and also the Virden Animal Hospital for their sponsorship toward the supper which was held at the Virden Fairgrounds and enjoyed by the Junior Angus “Showdown” competitors, their parents, the Gold Show exhibitors and spectators. The Manitoba Angus Association was the major sponsor for the delicious beef on a bun supper, served by J & S Meats, Souris, MB. The Manitoba Angus Association would like to thank all participants and volunteers who helped to make the show a success.

HEIFER CALF

Split B

Split A 1. Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK with Red Wraz Serebl 84B sired by Red Brylor/JKC Ghost Rider 108Y

1. Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB with ARY Mayflower 6A sired by Sitz Upward 307R

2. Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK with Red Wraz Serebl 70B sired by Red Brylor/JKC Ghost Rider 108Y Split B 1. Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with Ramrod Emily 431B sired by Southland Free Ride 2. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Blossom 2B sired by HF Kodiak 5R

CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod Faith 330A sired by RamRod 2. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Marquee 60L Red Mar Mac Princess 14A sired by DMM Creed 75W

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

Split C 1. 2.

Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod Faith 330A sired by RamRod Marquee 60L Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod Erica 309A sired by RamRod No Fear 921W

Split C 1. HBH Farm, Rivers, MB with HBH Karama 409B sired by WAF Zorzal 3214 2. Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB with ARY Daisy 2B sired by BPF Special Focus 504

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with Ramrod Emily 431B sired by Southland Free Ride

YEARLING HEIFER Split A 1. Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK with Red Wraz Serebl 146A sired by Red Brylor/JKC Ghost Rider 108Y

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Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod Erica 309A sired by RamRod No Fear 921W


TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

MANITOBA ANGUS SUMMER COMMERCIAL SHOW 2014

1. Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod Nova 230Z sired Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with by Ram Rod No Fear 921W with calf RamRod Payback 409B sired by RamRod RamRod Nova 407B sired by Hoover Payback 142Y Emperor

Judges: Daryl Elliot, Dale Studor & Rick Gabrielle

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1.

Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z sired by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U with calf Red Mar Mac Brylor Lady Trooper 4B sired by Red Bieber Roughrider 10712

MATURE COW/CALF PAIR

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF

HBH Farm, Rivers, MB with HBH Bounty 415B sired by SAV Revere 1180

COMMERCIAL COW/CALF PAIR TSN Livestock, Forrest, MB with TSN Pearl 36Z sired by Walks on Water with calf Black steer calf sired by I-67

GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL ANGUS 1. Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod No Fear 302A sired by FEMALE YEARLING BULL

1.

RamRod No Fear 921W HBH Farm, Rivers, MB with HBH 2. Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB with Eline 13S sired by MVF New Frontier 016N with calf HBH Bounty ARY Avenger 9A sired by Wilde’s Armour 6210 415B sired by SAV Revere 1180

2.

Cor Vet Cattle Co., Melita, MB with Lookout OakLeaf 112T sired by Lookout Pacesetter 258M with calf CorVet Gobsmacked 5B sired by SAV Harvestor 0338

TSN Livestock, Forrest, MB with TSN Pearl 36Z sired by Walks on Water with calf Black steer calf sired by I-67

CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB with RamRod No Fear 302A sired by RamRod No Fear 921W

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL

HBH Farm, Rivers, MB with HBH Eline 13S sired by MVF New Frontier 016N with calf HBH Bounty 415B sired by SAV Revere 1180

Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB with ARY Avenger 9A sired by Wilde’s Armour 6210

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Cor Vet Cattle Co., Melita, MB with Lookout OakLeaf 112T sired by Lookout Pacesetter 258M with calf CorVet Gobsmacked 5B sired by SAV Harvestor 0338

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JUDGES Sheldon Kyle, Marshall McDonald, Ella Wright, Melinda Rilla Hunter, Karen Williams, Craig Scott, Melissa McRae, Andrea Bertholet, Vonda Hopcraft and Ken Williams

STALL CARD

SALES TALK

POWER POINT AND VIDEO

PEE WEE Carson Baker JUNIOR Nolan Vandersluis

PEE WEE Grace Glover

PEE WEE Svienna Bjarnarson

JUNIOR Royce Mollenbeck

JUNIOR Cora Baker

IMPROMTU SPEECHES

INTERMEDIATE Sadie Anwender

INTERMEDIATE Riley Sharp SENIOR Rachael Verwey

PHOTOGRAPHY PEE WEE Colter Sprung

SENIOR Justin Kristjanson

TEAM MARKETING Brooklyn Nichol, Jonathan Karsin and Taylor Carvey

SCRAPBOOK

JUNIOR Wyatt Inglis

PEE WEE Sierra Inglis

INTERMEDIATE Riley Sharp

JUNIOR Nolan Vandersluis

SENIOR Vanessa Shepard

INTERMEDIATE Naomi Best

GRAPHIC DESIGN

SENIOR Brad Height

PEE WEE Ty Nykoliation

JUDGING

JUNIOR Royce Mollenbeck

PEE WEE Bree Russell

INTERMEDIATE Sadie Anwender

JUNIOR Royce Mollenbeck

SENIOR Justin Kristjanson

INTERMEDIATE Taylor Carvey

ART

SENIOR Kolton McIntosh

PEE WEE Sierra Inglis

TEAM JUDGING

INTERMEDIATE Keegan Blehm and Bennett Foster SENIOR Brodi Hunter and Dillon Hunter

TEAM GROOMING Kolton McIntosh, Sarah Height, Keegan Blehm, Cora Baker, Wyatt Inglis and Tristin Bjarnarson

COOKOFF Kolton McIntosh, Keegan Blehm, Cora Baker, Tristin Bjarnarson, Wyatt Inglis, Sarah Height, Melinda German and Darrell Gerrard

SHOWMANSHIP PEE WEE Grace Glover JUNIOR Royce Mollenbeck INTERMEDIATE Sadie Anwender SENIOR Brigitle Herrema

CONFORMATION JUDGES Sheldon Kyle and Kent Topham JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Drew Horner RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Taylor Carvey SENIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE Ty Nykoliation RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE Naomi Best

JUNIOR Levi Best

PEE WEE Ty Nykoliation and Grace Glover

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE Drew Horner

INTERMEDIATE Sadie Anwender

JUNIOR Cora Baker and Kelby Sprung

GRAND CHAMPION ANGUS BULL Levi Best

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Autumn Angus Classic

High Selling Black Heifer Calf Lot 4 - Locust Grove Tibbie 1B sired by S A V Camaro 9272 was purchased by Nielson Land & Cattle Co., Craik, SK for $3,600.00

August 30, 2014 Hanover, ON Auctioneer: Chris Poley Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

High Selling Black Cow Lot 24 - Leela Pioneer Tinge 20Z sired by S A V Pioneer 7301 was purchased by Rehorst Farms Ltd., Teeswater, ON for $7,300.00

Sale Results: 12 3 20 2 5 1 1

Black Cow/HC Pairs Black Cow/BC Pairs Black Bred Heifers Black Heifer Calves Black Cows Black Yearling Bull Black Bull Calf

Averaged $5,504.17 Averaged $3,983.33 Averaged $3,140.00 Averaged $3,166.67 Averaged $3,610.00 Averaged $3,000.00 Averaged $4,000.00

2 1 2 4 1

Red Cow/HC Pairs Red Cow/BC Pairs Red Cows Red Bred Heifers Red Heifer Calf

Averaged $4,025.00 Averaged $4,300.00 Averaged $3,250.00 Averaged $3,000.00 Averaged $1,900.00

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9 Embryos

Averaged $850.00

55 Live Lots Grossed $207,550.00 And Averaged $3,773.64 Total Sale Gross $207,505.00 High Selling Black Cow/Heifer Calf Pair Lot 1/1A - $11,500.00 - Soo Line Princess 2041 sired by Soo Line Motive 9016 was purchased by Baintree Angus, Rockyford, AB and her heifer calf Walkerbrae ST Princess 1011B sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 was purchased by Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC High Selling Black Cow/Bull Calf Pair Lot 40/40A - $4,450.00 - First Line Countess 21Y sired by S A V Heritage 6295 was purchased by First Line Angus, Hagersville, ON and her bull calf Hedley’s Eagle Eye 5B sired by BC Eagle Eye 110-7 was purchased by Lordan Farms, Marysville, ON High Selling Black Bred Heifer Lot 29 - Neilcairn Miss Headliner 52A sired by S A V Density 4336 was purchased by Brad Schultz, Melville, SK for $6,700.00

High Selling Black Yearling Bull Lot 2 - Kemp Brothers Dam Right 36A sired by Hoover Dam was purchased by Bruce & Heather Ribey, Paisley, ON for $3,000.00 High Selling Black Bull Calf Lot 5 - Locust Grove Concensus sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 was purchased by Wyatt’s Farm, Sebright, ON for $4,000.00 High Selling Red Cow/Heifer Calf Pair Lot 59/59A - $5,000.00 - Red JD Lann Tinsel 1301S sired by Red Brylor Rainman 77M was purchased by WCF, Dogerich, ON and her heifer calf Red Ginn Mulberry Tinsel 9B sired by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P was purchased by Pondsview Farms, Midgic, NB High Selling Red Cow/Bull Calf Pair Lot 58/58A - $ 4,300.00 - Red S-Bayberry Sweet 35S sired by Red Ubar Sequoia 202 was purchased by Pondsview Farms, Midgic, NB and her bull calf Red Buschbeck Hammer 8001A sired by Red Diamond T Hips Stout 107U was purchased by Mary & Leon Maloney, Dublin, ON High Selling Red Cow Lot 54 - Red Serenity Rebello 101X sired by Red Dwajo All Star 10T was purchased by Andrew Riddell, Kitchener, ON for $3,250.00 High Selling Red Bred Heifers Lots 56 & 57 - Red Grist Miss Floress 123A sired by Red LJC Mission Statement P27 was purchased by Dave Dobson, Utopia, ON for $3,500.00 and Red Grist Packbeula 324A sired by Red Cattlelac Bada Bing 903W was purchased by Dave Dobson, Utopia, ON for $3,500.00 High Selling Red Heifer Calf Lot 61A - Red Ginn Mulberry Julie 15B sired by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P was purchased by A-J’s Acres, New Liskeard, ON for $1,900.00

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Abacus Angus 21, 36 Acadia Colony 12 Alameda Agencies Ltd. 56 Alencroft Angus 21 Alta Genetics 56 Anderson Cattle Co. 54 Arda Farms 36 Arm River 48 Arntzen Angus 36 Arway Angus 42 Atlasta angus 36 Bar CR Angus 14, 48 Bar DK Angus 2, 48 Bar-E-L Angus IFC Bar-H Land & Cattle Co. 7 Bell Angus 14 Beverly Hills Angus 48 BJ Cattle Co. 36 Black Ridge Angus Farm 48 Blairs.Ag Cattle Company BC Blast Angus 56 BMB Brewin Angus 21 Bohrson Marketing Services 10 Bootis Black Angus 54 Border Butte Angus 21, 36 Bouchard Livestock International 21 Bova-Tech Ltd. 56 Bow Valley Genetics 56 Breed Creek Angus Ranch 48 Brendale Acres 8, 42 Brooking Angus Ranch 13 Brookmore Angus 54 Bryces Bar B Ranch 48 Burnett, Bryce 48 BuyAgro.com 33 Cadillac Stock Farms 42 Cairnlee Acres 8 Canadian Angus Foundation 38 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. 56 Canadian Red angus Promotion Society 56 CastleRock Marketing 19 CD Land & Cattle 21 Chapman Cattle Company 36 Circle 7 Angus 48 Clair Lane Stock Farm 8, 18, 42 Clear View Farms 8 Clegg Angus 36 Crescent Creek Angus 48 Cudlobe Angus 21 D & K Black Angus 42 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 56 Dayora Farm 42 Deer Park Farms 8 Deer Range Red Angus 48 Deer River Ranching 36 Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses 21, 36 Delorme Livestock 48 Diamond T Cattle Co. 36 DJ Cattle Co. 54

DKF Red angus 48 Dolittle Angus 48 Double “F” Cattle Co./Parkvista Hereford Farm 14, 48 Double Bar D Farms 48 DSMR Stock Farms 8 DWAJO Angus 36 Early Sunset Ranch 1 Eastondale Angus 49 Edwards Livestock 56 EKW Red Angus 49 Emmatt Creek Red Angus 49 Everblack Angus 17, 36 Ferme Wilgor Farms 56 Flewelling Cattle Services 56 Forsyth Ranch Ltd. 49 Forty Creek Cattle Co. 8 Francisco Farms 8 Freyburn Angus Farm 14 GBS Angus Farm 49 Genex Cooperative, Inc. 23 Gerlei Angus 49 Get-A-Long Stock Farm 36 Gilchrist Farms 8, 9, 42 Glen Gabel Angus 14, 15, 49 Glen Islay angus 42 Glesbar Cattle Co. 36 Graham Red angus 42 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 56 Greenbush Angus 54 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. 53 Halcyon Angus Farm 49 Hall’s Cattle Company 14 Hamco Cattle Co. 54 Hamilton Farms 36 Harprey Angus Farms 8, 42 Harron Farms 8 Hartford Bros. 42 Hi Low Angus 14, 49 High Tree Cattle 49 Hollinger Land and Cattle 49 Ivanhoe Angus 49 J & S Cattle 49 Jackson, Chance 14 Johnson Livestock 8 Johnston/Fertile Valley 61 JPD Farms 43 Justamere Farms Ltd. 49 K Lazy T Angus 21 KBJ Round Farms 37 KC Cattle Co. 49 Kembar Farms 54 Kenray Ranch 49 Koper LC Red Angus 21 Kueber Farms 37 Kuntz Farms 49 Lauron Red Angus 21 Lazy MC Angus 37 Lazy S Ranch Inc. 37 Leela Farms 43

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Lewis Farms Ltd. 37 Locust Grove Angus 43 Lone Stone Farms 37 Lorncliffe Livestock 8 Lucky 7 Cattle Co. 37

Rivercrest Angus Ranch 38 RNR Flicek Red Angus 50 Rolling Acres Farms 56 Royal Angus 50 RSL Red Angus 50

M & J Farms 54 Macks Red Angus 43 Macnab Angus 50 Maple Ridge Acres 50 Mar Mac Farms 11, 54 Marin Cattle Presentation 57 McGowan Farms 37 McMillen Ranching Ltd. 50 Meadow Ridge Ent. Ltd. 50 Merit Cattle Company 14 Merit Insurance Brokers 57 Midnight Fire Cattle Company 50 Miller-Wilson Angus 37 Minburn Angus 37 MJT Cattle Co. Ltd. 37 Moose Creek Red angus 50 Moovin Zpotz 25

Samtia Angus 21 Sandy Bar Ranch 50 Schaff Angus Valley 56 Section 7 Ranch 50 Serviceberry Angus 21 Shiloh Cattle Company 38 Six Mile Ranch Ltd. 3 Skinner Farms 51 Skyebrook Angus 51 Spots’N Sprouts 25 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus 51 Spruce Ridge Stock Farms 54 Spruce View Angus Ranch 38 Steen Agencies 57 Stock, Mark 57 Stockmens Insurance 57 Stromsmoe Black Angus and Herefords 38 Sunny Grove Angus 51 Sunset Acres 8 Sunset Ridge Red Angus 54

NCJ Angus 21 Neilson Land & Cattle 14 Nordal Limousin & Angus 5, 50 Northern View Angus 50 Notta Ranch 25 Nu-Horizon Angus 50 Ockerman Angus 37 O’Grady Steel 57 Ole Farms 37 Paradise Farms 8, 43 Pasquia Red Angus 50 Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. 50 Poley, Chris 57 Poplar Meadows Angus 56 Pugh Farms 37 Ravenworth Cattle 25 Red Rock Red Angus 37 Redrich Farms 37 ReMax Blue Chip Realty, Marcel DeCorby 57 ReMax Greg Cripps Johnston FertileCentral Valley FIAlberta, 12_Layout 1 13-01-02 2:36 PM Page 1 57 Remitall Farms IBC Remitall West 38 Right Cross Ranch 50 Ring Creek Farms Ltd. 38

T Bar C Cattle Company 8, 9, 29 T Bar K Ranch 51 Tambri Farms 8, 43 Ter-Ron Farms 38 Thistle Ridge Farms 8 Today’s Publishing 39 Triple L Angus 6, 51 TSN Livestock 54 Twin Heritage Farms 16, 51 Tyler Haris Photography 57 Upper Glen Angus 43 Vikse Family Farm 38 Wagner Angus 14 Walkerbrae Farms 43 Walnut Hill Farm 43 Ward’s Red Angus 16 Wilbar Farms 51 Willowside Farm 43 Willowview Angus 14 WRAZ Red Angus 51 Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co.

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The Final Word Communication began through painting on cave walls by tribes prior to 3500 BC and in 16th century BC, the Phoenicians developed an alphabet. From 26 -37 AD, Roman Emperor Tiberius ruled his empire from the Island of Capri, by signaling messages through metal mirrors to reflect the sun; the invention of paper (by Tsai Lun and Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press), was made with metal movable type in 1450 and the main catalyst for mass communication. Early telecommunication used smoke signals and drums...talking drums were used by natives in Africa, New Guinea and South America, while smoke signals were used in North America and China. During the early years of settlement of our great nation, communication centered around local events and in many cases, organized by the church. Picnics, fowl suppers, dances and the like would be held; with citizens travelling for miles to meet their neighbors, catch up on news and the local gossip. Samuel Morse moved national communication forward by developing the Morse code, building the first long distance electric telegraph line, bridging the gap of information from town to town or city to city; but the 1876 invention by Alexander Graham Bell changed history and all of our lifestyles. A few of us will remember using wall crank phones... a one line system with a central operator. Each line had from six to twelve patrons and your number would be indicated by the type of ring; since a call made, rang in at all homes on that particular line... for example, two long and one short ring would be your telephone. Although everyone swore to privacy, it seemed that all knew another’s business... similar to Facebook and Twitter today. Mobile phones or what we refer to today as cell phones have been used since the 1940’s. The military used what they called a hand-held radio transceiver to communicate between divisions. These early devices were bulky, consumed high power and the network supported only few simultaneous conversations. In 1947, Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young of Bell Laboratories proposed a cell-based approach which led to “cellular phones.” Prior to 1973, mobile telephones were limited mostly to cars and trucks, but on April 3, 1973 a Motorola researcher, Martin Cooper, developed the first handheld mobile phone which has evolved into a major necessity.

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For all you history buffs, the first text message was sent in 1992, Facebook was introduced in 2004 and Twitter in 2006. I often muse about Don Adams (Maxwell Smart), in the 1965-1970 sitcom “Get Smart” and his shoe phone... although it seemed funny and preposterous at the time; I now see this necessity carried in boots, belts, bras and other strange places. Technology has changed the face of purebred cattle marketing and taken the personality out of it. No doubt, information of events is, in most cases, instantaneous... sale averages... top sellers... etc. One need not attend a show or sale, as they can sit in the comfort of their own office or sofa and participate, if they choose to...but how good were the cattle and how many potential customers did they meet? If you as a breeder make all your purchases and breeding decisions based on EPD’s, staying at home will perhaps save money and you can build a cow herd with great numbers, but not know anyone to sell them to. As much as audience has become worldwide, there appears to be a loneliness...a great sale with half a crowd and as the agricultural average producer’s age increases each year, we lose more and more young potential participants. Auction sales are stimulating for all who attend and eventually, we all get caught up in the atmosphere and become involved. Livestock shows relate in the same parallel... whether it happens in Toronto, Regina or Denver. For breeders to compete and exhibit their programs, the main criterion is attendance... no one wants to spend all that money and have no one in the seats. Granted, it costs considerably more to spend a couple of days at a livestock show... but successful marketing correlates directly with meeting and visiting fellow breeders and potential customers. Seeing the champion on Facebook or watching it online, is quickly forgotten as all new social media and communication is time dated... but who am I to say... being that I don’t text, Facebook or Twitter. As we utilize new era tools of communication, such as e-mail and text messaging, we overlook the opportunity to converse with a producer face-to-face about genetics, production and markets. Ask yourself and fellow breeders... what is the best part of the purebred livestock industry.... nine out of ten will say the people!

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Kenray Ranch Online Sale Stromsmoe Black Angus & Herefords 30th Annual Production Sale, Etzikom, AB 3rd Annual Pugh Farms Online Production Sale LFE Leading Ladies Female Sale, Spruce Grove, AB Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull and Female Sale, Wood Mountain, SK Manitoba Keystone Klassic Sale, Brandon, MB Spring Creek Simmental Female Sale, Virden, MB Ontario Angus Association Futurity Sale, Orangeville, ON Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull & Heifer Sale, Vermilion, AB Double Bar D & Guests Premiere Female Sale, Grenfell, SK Touch of Class Sale, Saskatoon, SK Howe Family Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Bar DK Angus Complete Dispersal, Yorkton, SK Angus Collection Sale, Olds, AB New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume III, Red Deer, AB

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