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Saturday December 20, 2014 Heartland Livestock - Yorkton, SK 12:00 Noon

On Offer:

• 85 Cow-Calf Pairs • 2 Herd Sires • 25 Long Yearling 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

Soo Line Best Interest 2142 He Sells!

Sale Management

Sale Broadcast By

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

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Late Fall 2014 - Table of Contents

Features 26

Meet The Fall Judges

32

Take The Survey

Shows 20

Olds Fall Clasic

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44th Central Ontario Angus Preview Show

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Barrie Fair

As In Every Issue 29 The Real World

56 Under The Gavel 62 Rates & Subscriptions

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63 The Final Word

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Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale February 19, 2015 Saskatoon, SK

Selling 70 rising two year old bulls

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


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Titlest...

His progeny continue to perform and impress us as time goes on. The up and coming brood matrons that are part of his sire group are exactly that... broody. The low birth, above average performance group of sale bulls are coming off grass soft and fleshy. As a seed stock producer, commercial cattlemen have asked us for the very traits that Titlest is offering through his offspring. Join us on March 25 as we present 2 year old bulls sired by Titlest, Balancer, Bruin and Done Deal.

Bar-H SBS Velocity 62B

by Titlest Feature Yearling March 25th 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 Annual Bull Sale March 25, 2015 At The Farm

Bar-H Cora 30A by Titlest

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Sale Management

70 head of Red and Black Angus Fancy Heifer Calf Show Prospects & Powerful Bred Heifers 10% Junior Incentive on all 2014 Show heifers

Office: 306-933-4200 Chris: 306-220-5006 Ted: 306-221-2711 Shane: 403-363-9973

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Watch for these ladies in the upcoming

26th Annual Keystone Klassic Sale Saturday, December 6, 2014 Brandon, Manitoba

HBH Karama 409B

S: WAF ZORZAL 321U D: BROOKMORE KARAMA 126X BW: 1.5 WW: 43 YW: 66 M: 10 TM: 31

HBH Pride Lady 308A

S: S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 D: GREENBUSH PRIDE LADY 39Y BW: 2.0 WW: 59 YW: 101 MM: 24 TM: 54

Selling Choice of Maternal Sisters

HBH Pride Lady 417B

S: EXAR GRIT 1025B D: GREENBUSH PRIDE LADY 39Y BW: 3.2 WW: 56 YW: 106 MM: 26 TM: 54

Selling Choice of Maternal Sisters

HBH Bakari 418B S: Vision Unanimous

Manager: Barb Airey Box 922, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 P: (204) 566-2134 C: (204) 761-1851 rbairey@hotmail.com

DS: TC Foreman

Watch for Bakari and his penmates in the Spring Cattleman’s Connection Bull SaleMarch 6, 2015 Brandon, Manitoba Today’s Angus Advantage  9


These breed Leading ladies Are Klassic Bound

Greenbush Georgina 38A S: Sitz Upward 307R DS: Young Dale Max 11F A.I Bred to Cole Creek Ridge

Greenbush Anne 40A S: S A V Bismarck 5682 DS: S A V Net Worth 4200 A.I Bred to Sandpoint J Edgar Hoover 2019

Greenbush Georgina 13A S: S A V Final Answer DS: H A R B Windy 702 Natural Exposure to HBH Anchor 303A

Greenbush Georgina 18A S: S A V Bismarck 5682 DS: S A V Net Worth 4200 A.I Bred to Cole Creek Ridge

Keystone Klassic Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:00 pm - Keystone Center Brandon, MB

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Selling in the Power and Perfection Sale November 28, 2014 Regina, SK

S7R Ruth 38A

Sire: Exar Upshot • Bred to S Titlest 1145

Selling in the Masterpiece Sale November 26, 2014 Regina, SK

S7R Downtown 702A

Sire: A A R Ten X 7008 • Bred to S Titlest 1145

Selling in the Keystone Klassic Sale December 6, 2014 Brandon, MB

S7R Duchess 24A

Sire: Connealy Imprint 8317 Bred to S Titlest 1145

S7R Laura 2B

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28 Lots Sell

Lot 1

Lot 2

Brooking Beauty 4061 Resource 1441 x Beauty 6R

Lot 5

Brooking Primrose 4020 Motive 9016 x Flag Primrose 10540

Lot 1 1

Brooking Annie K 390 Best Interest 0136 x Annie K 9165 Bred to Motive 9016 sale hosted by

Brooking Beauty 4067 Resource 1441 x Beauty 6R

Lot 6

Brooking Donna 4072 Motive 9016 x Limestone Donna X732

Lot 12

Brooking Missy Gal 310 Motive 9016 x Missy Gal 90568 Bred to Titlest

Lot 3

11 open heifers 15 bred heifers 2 embryo lots

Brooking Lady 4052 Prosecutor 222 x Soo Line Lady 8058

Lot 7

Bar-E-L Tibbie 173B Rock Solid 983 x Bar-E-L Tibbie 3Y

Lot 19

Brooking Clova Pride 360 A A R Ten X x Clova PrideY136 Bred to Koupal Advance

email r o t ex call, t sale book for a

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e Fall Bull & Hei g d u J e h fer Be T Monday December 8th, 2014 Nilsson Brothers, Vermilion, AB

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• 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 l Bull Sale 2nd Annua 14 ber 8th, 20 m e c e D y a Mond A Preview Watch For

Thank you for adding Y Coulee Genetics to your program at Red Round Up

YCLC Countess 333A sold to Burnside Farms and Get-a-Long Farms for $6,100.00

Donation Heifer: Red YCLC Lana 549B sold to Lucky 7 Cattle Co for $3,400.00

Thank You to Rafter SJ Ranch for purchasing Red YCLC Irene 323A for $5,300.00 Today’s Angus Advantage  18


It’s Harvest Time!

December 17

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Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, Sk

SHARING OUR E N T I R E BRED HEIFER PEN!

White Cap Ms Kat 59A

Red Howe Ms Envious 78A

HOWE RED ANGUS WHITECAP CHAROLAIS Mike Howe 306-631-8779

White Cap Ms Harmony 44A

Kelly & Julie-Anne Howe 306-693-2163 Dale & Lois Howe 306-693-2127 dlmhowe@xplornet.com

www.howefarm.ca LIVESTOCK media

partnerships beyond the farm gate

L i ve S a l e B r o a d c a s t w w w. l i ve s t o c k p l u s . c a

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Red Howe Ms Rose 31A


October 4, 2014 Olds, AB FEMALES

HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Boss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Miss Motive 422 by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Cassie 1439 by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 71’12 Split 2 1. Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB with Lone Star Belle 1B by Will Role Model 2. Freeway Angus, Acme, AB with Arda Beauty 8B by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 71’12 Split 3 1. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Lassie 1412-HRVSTR by S A V Harvestor 0338 2. Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB with Lorenz Caroline 17B by HF Prowler 43U Champion Heifer Calf

Boss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Miss Motive 422 by Soo Line Motive 9016 Reserve Champion Heifer Calf

Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Lassie 1412-HRVSTR by S A V Harvestor 0338 YEARLING HEIFER 1. Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Sunshine 77A by Hoover Dam 2. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Tibbie 37A by S A V 707 Rito 9969

champion junior Female and Reserve Grand Champion female

Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Sunshine 77A by Hoover Dam

reserve champion junior female

Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Tibbie 37A by S A V 707 Rito 9969 TWO YEAR OLD Cow/Calf Pair 1. Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Saving Grace 76Z by Young Dale Double T 106P

Judge: Gregg Stewart. Washington, Kansas Black Angus Division

2. Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB with Lorenz Caroline 1Z by FV Pioneer 83X

MATURE COW Cow/Calf Pair 1. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Marlene 8W by Remitall H Rachis 21R 2. Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB with Lone Star Miss Emulous 3Y by Lone Star Willy 4W

YEARLING BULL 1. Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by Exar Classen 1422B 2. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with K Adams Apollo 3A by Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y

champion junior bull and grand champion bull

Champion Senior female and Grand Champion female

Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Saving Grace 76Z by Young Dale Double T 106P

Reserve champion Senior female

Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Marlene 8W by Remitall H Rachis 21R

BULLS

BULL CALF Split 1 1. Boss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Motive 404 by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Samcro 1445 by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 71’12 Split 2 1. Avelyn Angus, Leduc, AB with Avelyn Afterdark 707’14 by Connealy Consensus 7229 2. Avelyn Angus, Leduc, AB with Avelyn High Cal 472’14 by Young Dale XCaliber 32X Champion bull Calf

Boss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Motive 404 by Soo Line Motive 9016 Reserve Champion bull Calf

Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Samcro 1445 by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 71’12 Today’s Angus Advantage  20

Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by Exar Classen 1422B reserve champion junior bull

Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with K Adams Apollo 3A by Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 8101 2. Lilac Lane Farm, Innisfail, AB with Lilac Lane SAVC Ferrari 2Z’12 by S A V Camaro 9272

champion Senior bull and reserve grand champion bull

Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 8101 Reserve champion Senior bull

Lilac Lane Farm, Innisfail, AB with Lilac Lane SAVC Ferrari 2Z’12 by S A V Camaro 9272 Premier exhibitor and premier breeder

Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB


October 4, 2014 Olds, AB FEMALES

HEIFER CALF Split 1

1. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Miss 121B by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64Y 2. Wildman Livestock, Sangudo, AB with Red Wildman Rebello 409B by Red Jensen Sky 611X Split 2

1. Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Best Get Loaded 14B by Red Viske Fully Loaded 29Y 2. Redrcih Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Maggie 198B by Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y Split 3

Judge: Gregg Stewart. Washington, Kansas Red Angus Division CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

Towaw Cattle Company, Sangudo, AB with Red Towaw Sybil 489A by Red Towaw Orazi Calidad 130Y RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Alyssa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR

1. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W 2. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X

1. Lucky 7 Cattle Co., Sedgewick, AB with Red Lucky 7 Duchess 10B by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y 2. Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK with Red Howe Ms Creston 7B by Red XO Crowfoot Shine 235Z

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

Split 2

1. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B by Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z 2. Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Buzz Bout Loaded 9B by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y Split 3

1. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Bazinga 13B by Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y 2. River Rock Angus, Red Deer County, AB with Red River Rock Fat Tony 462B by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U CHAMPION BULL CALF

Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B by Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF

Split 4

1. Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow Lark 2B by Red SSS Endorse 639X 2. Lucky 7 Cattle Co., Sedgewick, AB with Red Lucky 7 Lady 12B by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y

2. Wildman Livestock, Sangudo, AB with Red Wildman Super Duty 426B by Red Jensen Sky 611X

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W

Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Best Get Loaded 14B by Red Viske Fully Loaded 29Y

Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Buzz Bout Loaded 9B by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y YEARLING BULL

1. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red WPRA Legacy A314 by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64Y 2. Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Aftershock 238A by Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y

RESREVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow Lark 2B by Red SSS Endorse 639X YEARLING HEIFER Split 1

1. Towaw Cattle Company, Sangudo, AB with Red Towaw Sybil 489A by Red Towaw Orazi Calidad 130Y 2. Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh All Loaded Up 59A by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y Split 2

1. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Alyssa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y 2. Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Cinder Cheta 93A by Red Lone Stone Pursuit 81W

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X

BULLS

BULL CALF Split 1

1. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Tex 175B by Red U-2 Big League 544R

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CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red WPRA Legacy A314 by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64Y RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL

Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Aftershock 238A by Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y


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HARVEST TINGE ABBISS 26B S: HF HEMI 151T

Sells at the Headliner Sale November 7, 2014 HARVEST ENVIOUS BLACKBIRD 2B S: VIN-MAR O’REILLY FACTOR

Sells at the Masterpiece Sale November 26, 2014 Watch for information on our 2015 Bull sale!

HARVEST ALLEGRA 29B S: HF HEMI 151T

Sells at the Power & Perfection Sale November 28, 2014

TWO YEAR OLD BULL

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL

1. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U 2. Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Lone Stone Revolver 138Z by Red Clay Colt 21X

Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Lone Stone Revolver 138Z by Red Clay Colt 21X PREMIER EXHIBITOR

Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB PREMIER BREEDER CHAMPION SENIOR BULL AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U Today’s Angus Advantage  22

Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB


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NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTED Show Time

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horty had barely shut the truck off, when he By the time Shorty and his wife showed up, Dave noticed his wife crossing the yard to meet him. and his wife had the heifers washed and tied in the Shorty knew something was up. stall. Shorty tried to look interested in the six heifers before him, “Six!” he thought, “What the hell was he “Hey Shorty….Dave just called, he asked if we thinking?” could help him show this weekend.” “Shorty !!! You ready for the show ring?” Dave Shorty paused. “What?” looked excited, either that or a little drunk, Shorty “Dave wants us to help show….” was never sure with him. “That would be pardon,” interrupted Shorty, “he “ Oh I ain’t showin’ ” Shorty tried to sound like he wants us to show what?” meant it, but he had a feeling this was not going to “His cattle…. at the fair.” end well. Shorty was clearly not as excited about that answer “Well…” started Dave, “We got three heifers in as was his wife. the first split, and three in the next one. I figure that “What did ya tell him?” you, me and the Missus will show and your wife and Sparkie will get the others ready.” “I told him we would. It will be fun huh?” Shorty looked at Dave in disbelief. “Sparkie?” Shorty nodded. Shorty hated cattle shows, he hated goin’ to ‘em, he hated watchin’ them and most of all Sparkie was a neighbour kid, actually he was twenty-something. Shorty meant “kid” in the most he hated to participate in them. Nothin’ good ever demeaning way; he was dumber than a post. came out of a cattle show. “What?” Dave said. “How hard can it be?” Shorty was a graduate of the local 4-H club and he had even worked for a purebred guy for a while after That is how Shorty found himself in the show ring he got out of school, but he realized the only reason with some half broke, bitchy heifer calf, trying to he had stuck with 4-H was the girls; it sure enough keep an eye on the show and another on the world’s wasn’t love of the show ring. dumbest kid as he instructed Shorty’s wife on the finer points of cattle fitting. His wife, on the hand, had shown horses as a young lady and loved the whole competition thing. And that is how Shorty noticed a sudden flurry of She and Dave’s wife were pretty close and she was activity in the stalls while the judge demonstrated his really excited about the whole show. ability to talk on a mic. The activity in the stalls was getting more and more intense as the class began to The fair was a big deal for the local community. leave the ring. Sparkie was busy spraying something Pretty much everyone showed up, not so much to on one of the heifers while Shorty’s wife stared in watch the stock show anymore, but more so for the beer garden, both the night before and then again on disbelief. the night of the show. Today’s Angus Advantage  24


As Shorty got nearer to the stall, be began to notice some rather strange discoloration on the heifers side. Sparkie was working on the same heifer, but on her other side. He was spraying and cussing, cussing and spraying, sweat trickling from Sparkie’s forehead onto a dirty tee shirt. “Everything alright?” asked Shorty. “No” replied the love of his life. Shorty moved to the other side of the heifer, the one that Sparkie was frantically working on. That side had a similar pattern on her side, a few streaks of white on an otherwise red hide. “What the hell?” asked Shorty. “I told her to put some Final Bloom on the heifer” shouted Sparkie as he continued to work. “She painted the frickin’ heifer……on two sides!!” Shorty looked over at his wife. Actually Sparkie could have used some of the shade of red that now covered her face. “I didn’t read the can.” “Yeah….no shit.” Shorty looked over at his wife, as she stared at her handy work. “So …how do you explain doin’ both sides?” “I thought it was like a foam, like a foam stuff that you combed in!”

Sparkie poked his head up over the heifers back, reached into his hip pocket and pulled out a red comb….well it was mostly red, except for the row of gleaming white teeth. “She used Dave’s new comb to comb it in….” Sparkie’s voice trailed off in disgust. “ She did both sides!!” And so it was that Shorty ended up showing a slightly discolored Hereford heifer in the second split. The judge spent a little extra time looking at the strange mix of color on Shorty’s heifer, then looked to Shorty like he would have a logical explanation for the fancy paint job. “I got nothing” said Shorty, as he nodded towards his wife, who was standing by herself, while Sparkie worked on the heifers, post show, all by himself. The judge smiled and looked at Sparkie. “Say no more. Sparkie was in my 4-H club,” he said, “he is dumber than a stump.” Shorty knew he should have corrected the man. In fact he almost did, but he didn’t have to live with Sparkie and he was pretty sure that both he and his wife would never see a show ring again. “Rock on Sparkie….rock on.”

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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olmes k Angus Judge Jan,ypuHrch ac Bl on iti ib gr A ased his first rn te es his father, Joh en wh 69 2014 Canadian W 19 in ed bre Hereford er high school

uced to the rd, Saskatchewan. Aft Jay Holmes was introd lled Herefords, Wynya Po s rn oughout Bu m fro t jec cattle at major shows thr d ite hib purebred for a 4-H pro ex d an ed om , Jay prepared, gro and the years following Canada and the USA. ough to the mid d rarely missed any thr an n itio rib Ag rn ste breeds at the RBC first Canadian We Champion Bull over all me pre Jay showed cattle at the Su ed ect sel s reford bull to win Beyond 36N wa was the first Polled He N 36 nd nineties. In 2004, HF 4L yo Be 4L HF ned by Jay Holmes, Supreme. Bred and ow n champions. sire many other Agribitio to on nt we d an r no the ho Farm Fair International, s including Edmonton’s ow sh , ny ma d ge jud s Jay ha ll Sale, Old Home Week ef Show, the Regina Bu Be er mm Su rt’s be Al e Princ ribition. d Canadian Western Ag Charlottetown, PEI an herd of crop land and a cow two and a half sections of s ist ns co rm Fa es Holm s. of ninety Polled Hereford senior hockey ; playing, ng, he is very active in mi far sy bu t no is Jay n Whe years. naging for over twenty then coaching and ma . Semans, Saskatchewan Jay and Sheila reside in

2014 Stockade Roundu p Judge Marlin LeBlan c

Marlin LeBlanc, togeth er with his wife Lucille, operates R Plus Simme Estevan, Saskatchewan ntals in . They are partners in the family farm with his fat her, Ross, and his brothe r, Jason. They run about 450 pu rebred Red and Black Sim mental cows. R Plus Sim one of the founders of mentals is the red and black Simmenta them in 1990. They ho l cattle, as they started st an annual bull sale wi breeding at their ranch. th their 15th sale sched uled for March 8, 2015 Marlin was born and rai sed in the Estevan area and worked many years inspector at auction ma as a sorter, buyer and liv rkets. In his earlier da estock ys, he also showed cattle well as clipped cattle of at many shows in North all breeds for sales and America as shows.

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2014 Farm Fair Internat

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Ryley and

Jill Mader Ryley and Jill, along wi th his parents, Randy an d Ronda, own Mader Ra cattle operation, locate nches as a family run pu d just 10 minutes west rebred of Carstairs, Alberta. Th cattle with easy fleshing eir focus is on raising fun ability and natural mu ctional scle expression, while alw improvement through ays sourcing for herd new genetics and a hard culling system. They ru program, utilized to cre n an extensive A.I. and ate uniformity and quali embryo ty. Mader Ranches sell privately and females, embryos and through fall consignme sem en nt sales, retaining their bulls until late February they host their own bu when ll sale at the ranch, sellin g approximately 90 bu handful of select female lls and a s. While Ryley, Jill and the ir children Stella and Ha wkin, work together ru the daily operation and nning business, their focus is on Simmental genetics an so are very active in the d Association, shows and sales. They thrive on the companionship and cam araderie in the cattle ind ustry and are extremely excited about the optim ism for what is yet to co me. They invite you over, wh en in their area, for a vis it or a tour! “We welco anybody from anywhe me re that likes to talk cattle as much as we do”!

k Trefiak s Judge Mic gu n A ed R al n ord breed. ef io Internat purebred breeder born into the Her ow n and 2014 Farm Fair nd n es tio ili genera their fam

seco , Kristi and Mick Trefiak is a d and bie, children Kurt eb D ife w s run both Herefor hi ey ith Th . ta er lb A , on all Mick, along w rt e Co. Ltd. at Edge silage, hay and a sm s could w operate MJT Cattl e thousand acres used for pasture, co e ant on what th re Angus cattle on th family livelihood has been depend The amount of grain. ed produce. around the purebr have built his life to e s at hi r un fo rt t fo ke ry ar s been ve g a bull m Mick admits he ha d to have the privilege of providin erate, productive frame an od s m es a d sin an bu rtility livestock concentrated on fe ve ha ey Th s. er m custo r calves. herd. ining all the heife ta w re co h r ei nc th ra r e fo th e siz s which they sed with eping the genetic w herd was disper ke co d ed an g br e in iz tir ns en w e 2012, th ge they made in do On December 4, stock for the chan ed se e th e ar rs ife These he many years. 2014, where 120 focused on for so held in February, as w le sa ll bu s” the Basic en heifers. final “MJT Back to ith some commercial bred and op d an al nu an th The twentie ed, along w us bulls were offer s of Alberta Hereford and Ang ing Young Farmer nd sta ut O ational us io tig any times at the N ded the pres m ar d aw an e da er w na ak Ca efi ut Debbie Tr yos across s througho In 1991, Mick and hibited cattle at many major show ve sold live cattle, semen and embr ina, Sweden, ex ha Ch s d, ve ak an ha efi al The Tr New Ze Award. They Denver, Colorado. cluding England, Finland, Russia, in ow Sh k oc St Western wide in d States and world Canada, the Unite a handful stralia. rebreds to market to retain pu Denmark and Au w fe a n ai nt ai ant and m ebbie, it is import 0 females in May . For Mick and D ture is to calve 20 rd fu he e al th ci r er fo m an m pl Mick’s a good co and continue with enjoy the life it provides. of bulls privately d an y str Today’s Angus Advantage  27 du e cattle in family roots in th


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By: Chris Poley

Million dollar calf cheques… who would have ever thought two or three years ago that sale barns would have been cutting million dollar cheques to ranchers for the calves they sell in one day. Any operation coming to town with over six hundred calves this fall has the potential to take home one of these cheques. Now I know this is by no way like winning the lottery; to run a beef cow herd in excess of six hundred cows, it takes a huge land base, a lot of infrastructure and a large bull battery. Realizing it’s not all profit but there is more profit in the cow calf business today than there has been for more years than anyone cares to count and profit is not a swear word. Producers need it; they have all lost equity since 2003 and many are aging and wanting to soon retire or pass the family operation on to the next generation and both take cash. I have heard people say it’s too high and can’t stay this way or people will stop buying our product. I’m here to tell you, it’s not too high, the producers have to be able to make money or the next generation will go do something else that they can make money at. People will still buy beef at even higher retail prices; you ask why? Because they like it! In today’s society, people spend money on things they enjoy; look all around you, come to the city and look at the vehicles people are driving; the boats and campers they are pulling; the wine they are buying to drink with their steak and the list goes on and on. My point to all this is the food they buy in the store is still one of the smallest tickets they purchase all year long. The beef business always has been big business but in the last year it has become really big business. These million dollar cheques have to be written by the sale barn and ultimately by the feeder. Which is all fine because even though the first cost on feeder cattle is higher, their profit potential has also risen; it just takes a lot more operating capitol. The big feedlot operators have gone from needing millions of dollars in their operating loans to hundreds of millions. The whole system is big business and takes huge operating dollars as the producer wants to go home from the sale barn with that big cheque written from the market; the market in turn invoices the order buyers, who legally have seventy two hours before they need to pay the market. The order buyer invoices the feeder who is the end buyer and most times, he is not cutting a cheque for the calves until they are off the truck and passed inspection. This all takes a lot of capital and a good relationship with your banker; when I started in the auction business, I was twenty two years old, green as grass, and bought a sale barn. I did not have big capitol, but had huge determination and a banker who liked that determination…not so sure that would be enough today. The two most asked questions right now are, what are bred

cows worth and how long will this market stay high? Both are tough to answer; on the bred cow side, I would say the good ones with reputation are going to cost a lot and they should because under current market conditions, they can make you a bunch. The plainer ones, the kill market being so high will take care of them and that’s exactly where they need to go. How long will today’s market conditions last; a decade, maybe more! Beef is a commodity; commodity prices are dictated by supply and demand; beef supplies are at their lowest levels in more than half a century. The population continues to grow; this means demand will stay high and there is no quick fix way to increase supply. Gestation of a beef cow takes just over nine months; it takes another twelve months after birth before a heifer is ready to breed; she will still need nine months gestation to have her first calf; no scientists are going change that, still cannot hatch beef calves. That first calf will take twelve to twenty months after that before it is ready to enter the retail supply. That means it takes up to four years from the time you make a breeding decision to expand your herd till any result hits the retail market place and remember only half the calves born are female and in today’s market, how many of you are planning to keep all your heifer calves? How many are planning to keep half your heifer calves? How many are planning to keep none of your heifer calves and take the cash instead? Again there is no easy way to answer the question; how long the market will stay at today’s levels? The only easy thing to predict is that it will take a long time to increase production. For you purebred breeders, remember to cull your bull pen harder than ever; take the easy money out of the bottom half of that bull pen. I recently helped a friend sort his bull pen; the ones we deemed not strong enough to make sale bulls went to town as bull calves; yes intact bulls and cleared him over eighteen hundred dollars in his pocket. What would you have to sell that bull for at the end of your sale to realize the same net dollars in your pocket? Next spring bull sales will be strong, very strong on the good bulls but nobody will be looking for just cow fresheners. Cow numbers will be down again, so you will not need more bulls; however, you will gross more dollars on less bulls.

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OLDS, ALBERTA— Though the share of AAA-grade beef has increased over the past twenty years, Canadian consumers are still looking for more of the best. “Beef consumption is definitely on a steady decline, but there has been a spike in demand for better quality. Consumers may be eating less beef, but they are spending more money on it,” James Bradbury, Director of Market Development for Canada Beef, told participants of last summer’s Carcass 101 workshop in Olds, AB.

“The success of CAB and other branded beef programs has meant less other high-quality beef available to retailers,” said Bradbury. “That’s why many grocers label their beef as AA or higher.”

“There’s been a demand shift: James Bradbury even though retail beef prices are rising, consumers continue to buy the product,” said Bradbury. “Everybody wants the best – AAA or Prime – and they’re willing to pay for it. That’s a good thing for premium brands like Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®),” he added.

“To commit to a new sort in the grading cooler and change over to a new label on a fabrication line says a lot,” Bass explained. “That’s consumer demand reaching into the beef supply chain.” Nationwide Canadian restaurant chain JOEY upgraded its sirloin menu feature to CAB Prime last May and reports brisk sales. Such growing demand can mean more revenue for cattle producers using Angus genetics, “if they take advantage of the marbling genetics available within the breed,” Bass said. Premiums for CAB-qualifying carcasses in Canada have been $3 to $4/cwt or about $30 per head. In the U.S., CAB grid premiums have been twice that at times, and Prime premiums double that again.

Marbling is the most important indicator of beef quality, and a key specification for CAB; 75 to 80 percent of Angus-type cattle evaluated for the brand in Canada fall short and nearly all of those cattle lack sufficient marbling. Dr. Phil Bass, corporate meat scientist for the brand speaking at that same workshop, compared marbling in beef to butter on a baked potato. “Without butter, that potato is boring. But add a chunk of butter and spread it around— Mmmm—then you’ve got something,” he said. “Marbling is like butter: the more you have, the more palatable the meat will be. That’s why CAB Dr. Phil Brass accepts only carcasses falling into the upper two-thirds of the AAA grade or higher.” And Canadian consumers agree. Sales of the U.S.-based but also locally produced brand have been steadily growing in Canada, setting records each year since 2007.

“Costco offers AAA beef, and Prime in some stores,” he added. “Costco buys almost all of the Prime beef in Canada. High-end steak houses willing to pay higher amounts are the only other customers who can get Prime.” Still, the market wants more. In the last year, Bass said later, Toronto-based St. Helen’s Meat Packers has begun packing and selling CAB brand Prime.

Of the 43 million pounds CAB licensed partners sold in Canada in 2013, most was produced domestically but almost half, 20.5 million pounds, was imported from the U.S. With a greater focus on marbling, Canadians can supply more of that high-quality beef and earn the market premiums for doing so. Adjusting seasonality could create another opportunity for Canadian producers to increase margins, according to Bradbury. “Today, our industry does not follow the consumer. In Canada, we produce most of our highly marbled carcasses in the winter months. Grocers, restaurants and shoppers want to have AAA steaks for the summer BBQ season, but this is when supply of high-quality beef is lowest,” he said. Carcass size is another area of disconnect in the beef business. “Since 1975, carcass size has been increasing by an average of 7 pounds per year,” Bradbury pointed out. “Food service customers don’t want a giant steak. In the past, retailers and food service would pay more for a smaller ribeye and discount large ones. They can’t do this now because all carcasses are big.”

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It takes both beef and wine at least three years to get to a restaurant table, Bradbury pointed out. But unlike the wine sector, the beef industry has not seized the opportunity to tell consumers about the care that went into producing it. He acknowledged the exception in the brand owned by 30,000 Angus producers that regularly links its ranchers across North America with chefs, retailers and restaurateurs. “Cattle producers sell by the pound, but restaurants and food service sell by the ounce,” Bass concurred. “We need consistent carcass size for our consumers to have a consistent eating experience, and that’s why CAB added ribeye dimension criteria (10 to 16 square inches) to its specifications in 2007.” In addition, Bradbury advocated for a beef industry shift of focus to consumers and sharing the story of beef production. “We need to stop talking about the price of beef and start talking about value,” he advised. “Canadian consumers are becoming much more aware of where their foods come from. They want to make sure that it’s healthy and safe and made from good ingredients. People want to know more about what they’re eating.” Bradbury compared today’s beef industry to the wine sector of the 1970s. “Back then consumers would look at the wine menu in a restaurant and say, ‘Hmm, do I want the red or the white?’ Today, we know what country a wine comes from, the viticulture practices behind it, and roughly what it will taste like based on those things. We understand how it was produced, so we’re willing to pay $50 a bottle for it in a restaurant. But that same restaurant sells steaks for $50, and what story do they tell about beef?”

“This is where CAB has done an awesome job. They’ve taken a brand, given it meaning, and put it next to a steak. The customer looks at that brand and thinks, ‘I’m paying good money for that beef.’ They may not know all of the features that go along with the CAB product, but they believe that the brand is about quality,” he said. “As [beef ] marketers, we need to do a better job of understanding our customers and how to talk to them. And people want to know who the farmers are,” Bradbury added. Canada Beef is doing its part to promote Canadian beef and increase carcass values. Efforts include sharing photos or stories of Canadian beef producers in retail flyers or grocery store meat case displays, ideation sessions with chefs and food service personnel to show different cuts of beef, and creating valueadded products. The new Canada Beef Centre of Excellence, opening in Calgary this winter, will help further these efforts. CAB educates consumers and all segments of the beef industry through its world-class Education & Culinary Center in Wooster, Ohio. Bass said, “We are educators and we help chefs, retail operators, meat cutters and academics understand what it takes to raise beef to this level that will not only help the meat handling end but also drive demand for the cattle.” Canada Beef works with CAB on projects of mutual interest, such as growing demand for beef in Canada by highlighting the opportunities inherent in quality that can be produced in Canada as well as in the U.S.

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Today’s Publishing would like to get to know our readers and advertisers better. This survey will assist us in learning about breeder areas, trends and ideas from our subscribers. It will give us a guideline for editorial content (stories) and a guideline to what is happening in the breed. We assure total confidentiality with each reply. For those who have taken the time to reply, we will have a random draw for a free page ad in the Spring 2015 magazine. Please reply no later than January 1, 2015.

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4. What are the average land values on which you operate your operation? _________ Under $500.00 per acre _________ $500.00 to $1000.00 per acre _________ Over $1000.00 per acre 5. How many breeding females do you maintain annually? _________ Under 25 females _________ 25 to 100 females _________ 100 to 300 females _________ Over 300 females 6. How do you market the majority of your livestock? _________ Consignment sales _________ Breeder or joint breeder production sales _________ Private treaty 7. Over the next 3 years do you plan to... _________ Increase the size of your herd _________ Remain the same size _________ Decrease the size of your herd 8. If increasing or decreasing.... _________ By what percentage _________ How__________________________________________ 9. How many bulls do you sell per year? _________ Under 10 _________ 10 to 30 _________ 30 to 50 _________ 50 to 100 _________ Over 100 10. How many bulls do you transfer per year? _________ Under 10 _________ 10 to 30 _________ 30 to 50 _________ 50 to 100 _________ Over 100 11. What percentage of male calves do you retain to sell as bulls? _________ 100% _________ 75% _________ 50% _________ 25% _________ 0%

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12. For what reason did you choose to breed purebred cattle? _________ Livelihood _________ Entertainment and hobby _________ Family tradition _________ Influence through 4-H or Junior movement 13. What are your goals in producing seedstock? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ To produce a national champion _________ Supply seedstock which will add value to the industry _________ Enhance my family’s way of life _________ Out average my fellow breeders 14. How do you weigh your calves at birth? _________ Scale _________ Estimate 15. Do you use EPD’s as your major selection tool? _________ Yes _________ No 16. What EPD criteria are more important in your selection? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Birth weight _________ Calving ease _________ Maternal calving ease _________ Weaning weight _________ Yearling weight _________ Maternal milk _________ Total maternal _________ Yearling growth 17. How often do you purchase a herd sire? _________ Yearly _________ Once every second year _________ Once every third year _________ Rarely 18. What is the most important criteria in selecting a sire? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Visual _________ Mother _________ Genetics _________ EPD’s _________ Picture

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19. Do you use embryo transplant to enhance your program? _________ No _________ 1 to 3 cows _________ 4 cows or over 20. Rate your transplant results? _________ Good _________ Average _________ Disaster 21. What is your main basis on selecting a cow for embryo transfer? _________ Show record _________ Produces a great calf _________ Age and production record _________ Cow family 22. In selecting an A.I. sire to use in your program, what criteria do you use? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Show record _________ Picture _________ Genetics _________ EPD’s _________ Price _________ Non certificate or non semen transfer _________ Past performance 23. What percentage of advertising dollars do you spend based on the total dollars of cattle sold? _________ Less than 5% _________ 5 to 10% _________ Over 10% 24. In your scheme of marketing, where do you feel your advertising is best spent? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Major livestock shows _________ Minor livestock shows _________ Breed publications _________ Commercial regional publications _________ National commercial publications _________ Personal and word of mouth _________ On line marketing

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25. What events are the most important for you to attend? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ National Show _________ Canadian Western Agribition _________ Toronto Royal Winter Fair _________ National Western Stock Show _________ Regional shows _________ Private breeder sales _________ Consignment sales _________ Auction market special sales 26. How many people in your household read this magazine? _________ One _________ Two _________ Three _________ Over four 27. Do you see your major customers’ commercial calves sell? _________ Yes _________ No 28. Do you follow up with all your customers after their purchases and when? _________ No _________ Within six months _________ The week before my next sale 29. How many repeat customers do you have? (Within two years) _________ Less than 5 _________ 6 to 20 _________ More than 20 30. Do you feel the standard breeding guarantee set out by the Association is effective? _________ Effective _________ Out dated 31. In the case of a bred female not calving to the stated date (Preg. checked date), what do you feel would be the adequate and equitable compensation? _________ None _________ 10% of purchase price _________ 20% of purchase price _________ Over 20% _________ Your compensation ____________________________

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32. How do you feel receivable accounts should be dealt with in the purebred livestock industry? _________ Interest charged _________ Billing fees charged _________ Interest and billing fees charged _________ Refusal of bidding privileges 33. Do you have a web site to market you livestock? _________ Yes _________ No 34. I own the following electronic devices: _________ Desktop or laptop computer _________ Computer Tablet _________ Smart Phone 35. I use the following social media: _________ Facebook _________ Twitter _________ Instagram _________ Other _____________________________ 36. I read this magazine online: _________ Yes _________ No _________ Both by subscription and online 37. What editorial is the most important to you (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Breed News _________ Industry News _________ Show Results _________ Sale Results _________ Opinion Editorial _________ Technical Information If you wish to be included in the free page draw please include: Name/Farm Name __________________________________________ Phone Numer______________________________________________ Email _____________________________________________________ To save ripping this copy from the publication, down load a printable copy at www.buyagro.com or simply take the survey online. You can e-mail your completed survey to bryan@tbarc.com To mail the survey, please address: Today’s Publishing 4 – 3342 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9 To fax the survey to: 306-934-0744 Attn: Bryan Kostiuk Today’s Angus Advantage  37


44th Central Ontario Angus Preview Show Sunday, September 14, 2014 Judge: Jay Clutter, Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA

HEIFER CALF

Split 1 1. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Freedom 90B by Kemp Brother’s Yankee 13Y 2. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Freedom 70B by Kemp Brother’s Yankee 13Y Split 2 1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Flora 12B by Gambles Hot Rod 2. RK Syndicate, Moorefield, ON with Reidholm Daisy 217B by DAJS Shockwave 612 Split 3 1. Paul & Karley Sinclair, Fergus, ON with Clair Lane Queen 1407 by PVF Windfall SCC 9005 2. Paul & Karley Sinclair, Fergus, ON with Clair Lane Ellie 1406 by Boyd New Day 8005 Split 4 1. Locust Grove/Hasson Cattle Co., Milton, ON with Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B by HF Kodiak 5R 2. DSMR Stock Farm, Wingham, ON with DSMR Royal Lady 107B by Southland Thriller 83X Split 5 1. Scott MacDonald, Puslinch, ON with Scomac Flora 105B by Bellstar Stanley Cup 1Z 2. Ron & Nancy Cochrane, Thornton, ON with Willowside Windfall 1B by PVF Windfall SCC 9005

Champion Heifer Calf, RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE AND VOS VEGAS JACKPOT Locust Grove/Hasson Cattle Co., Milton, ON with Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B by HF Kodiak 5R

RESERVE Champion Heifer Calf

Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Flora 12B by Gambles Hot Rod

Junior Yearling Heifer

1. Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30A by Dameron First Impression 2. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Tullamore Mayflower 76A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W

SENIOR YEARLING Heifer

Split 1 1. Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Favorite Jewel 21A by Triara Windsor 368W 2. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with GF Evening Tinge 81A by Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C Split 2 1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Daisy 18A by Brantnor Predominent 10W 2. William Jackson, Caledon East, ON with HLC 1220 Eclipse 276A by JL Warden 1220 Split 3 1. Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON with Walkerbrae Tibbie 120A by HF Kodiak 5R 2. Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON with HF Rosie 61A by HF Rebel 53Y Split 4 1. William Jackson, Caledon East, ON with Tullamore Luscious 5A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W 2. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Annie by Brantnor Predominent 10W

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CHAMPION JUNIOR, GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE & VOS VEGAS BAILEY MEMORIAL

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE

Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30A by Dameron First Impression

Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

BULL CALF

Split 1 1. Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON with Worth-Mor Banshee 21B by Sankeys Justified 101 2. DSMR Stock Farm, Wingham, ON with DSMR Lil Big Man TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR by PVF Outtasight 2121 1. Steve & Amanda Hammell, Dobbinton, ON with Hammell Split 2 879S Kim 4Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 with her heifer calf 1. Allison Nesbitt, Dunrobin, ON with ADA Bandit 20B by Hammell 4Z Kim 7B by Connealy Consensus 7229 S A V Brilliance 8077 2. Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Dixie Erica 2. Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON with Whiskey 5Z by Justamere 406S Panamajack 336U with her bull calf Lane Bailey 22B by Vision Unanimous 1418 Vos Vegas Jackpot 8B by Soo Line Motive 9016 Split 3 1. RK Syndicate, Moorefield, ON with Reidholm Harvey 104B by S A V Harvestor 0338 MATURE COW/CALF PAIR 2. Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON with Whiskey 1. Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird Lane Big Bang 5B by PVF Windfall SCC 9005 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229 2. Lorri & Darryl Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON with JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W by Buffalos Conclusive BN46 with her bull calf JPD Rocket Man 9B by Will Role Model William Jackson, Caledon East, ON with Tullamore Luscious 5A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W

CHAMPION BULL CALF

RK Syndicate, Moorefield, ON with Reidholm Harvey 104B by S A V Harvestor 0338

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Steve & Amanda Hammell, Dobbinton, ON with Hammell 879S Kim 4Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 with her heifer calf Hammell 4Z Kim 7B by Connealy Consensus 7229

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF

Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON with Worth-Mor Banshee 21B by Sankeys Justified 101

SENIOR YEARLING BULL

1. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Brilliance 30A by S A V Brilliance 8007 2. Melmac Angus, Melbourne, ON with Melmac Tornado 15A by S A V Pioneer 7301

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Congratulations Vos Vegas Angus

On winning the Ross Bailey Memorial Award of Excellence and Grand Champion Female Brampton Preview Gold Show with

Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30A And then donating the Vos Vegas Jackpot to runner up Reserve Grand Champion

Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B Eline Erica named Supreme Angus Erin Fall Fair

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL

Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Brilliance 30A by S A V Brilliance 8007

CHAMPION SENIOR, GRAND CHAMPION BULL AND VOS VEGAS BAILEY MEMORIAL & JACKPOT Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot Rod

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON with Xcel Esker Northern Light 101Z by Northern Improvement 4480 GF

BREEDERS HERD

Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON

GET OF SIRE

Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL

Melmac Angus, Melbourne, ON with Melmac Tornado 15A by S A V Pioneer 7301

PROGENY OF DAM

Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON

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Vaccine Efficacy (Effectiveness) By Roy Lewis DVM

All of us in the cattle and other livestock businesses rely on vaccines as a form of biosecurity on our farms and ranches. The principle of raising immunity against the diseases we will or are likely to encounter is a very good one but many other factors come into play. This article will hopefully explain what other management decisions and procedures we can use to help improve the effectiveness of our vaccination program. Vaccines can never be 100% protective but they will always help lessen the degree of infection or the percentage that contract the disease. This article will focus on primarily calfhood vaccinations but the same theories can be applied to other age groups and other species. Whenever we maximize vaccine protection we ultimately reduce sick cattle and treatment costs use of antibiotics and chronics are reduced. We reduce the morbidity and mortality from the diseases we vaccinate for. In Canada the vaccines have to undergo rigorous testing for safety and efficacy as well as duration of immunity. Giving any vaccine from any company there is always the possibility (although rare) of an allergic reaction so always have epinephrine on hand when vaccinating your herd. There may be a genetic or heritable component to allergic animals so when allergic reactions occur they often involve several animals. The immune systems of your livestock must be functioning at peak performance in order for a protective response to occur. Several things affect the immune system. Those in our management control are things like stress in the form of housing (crowding), nutrition (animals with a poor body condition will not mount an immune response. An often-neglected problem of parasitism (either internal or external parasites) greatly taxes the immune system. Internal parasites greatly tax the immune system in the form of the animal trying to mount an immune response to get rid of the parasites. By making sure your livestock are close to parasite free greatly enhances the protection from vaccines. Cattle that have high levels of coccidiosis or cryptosporidiosis also tax the immune system and by deforming cattle you will often find that indirectly these two protozoa that primarily affect young calves can be reduced as well. Anytime a clinical or subclinical (hidden) disease is present the response to vaccines will be lower. Animals cannot develop protection if they are dealing with another ailment. For all the immune pathways to function mineral and vitamin status must be good as well. Weather conditions although they cannot be controlled it is best to avoid vaccinating in inclement weather. For one thing it is harder to handle the vaccines properly and swellings and abscessation are much more frequent after vaccinating in rain snow or very dusty conditions.

Ideally if we could time vaccinations two to four weeks before the maximum exposure to a disease that would be ideal so do the best you can with the management system you have. When the herd is gathered, weather conditions, manpower and combining the best times for several vaccines all will ideally determine when to vaccinate. As we learn more and more about genetics there are specific genetic markers that make cattle more or less susceptible to the different disease conditions and in the future this will help us select cattle that develop better protection to disease. The heritable component of resistance to parasites is also quite high and as mentioned keeping parasite levels low enhances the immune response when you vaccinate. In spite of doing all the things mentioned previously you could still get overwhelming exposure to infective organisms and still get disease. Vaccinating is again not a 100 percent guarantee. The clostridials are the closest to complete protection and it is rare we as veterinarians ever hear of cattle vaccinated with clostridials developing blackleg for instance. Cattle as we all know are very susceptible to respiratory disease and in one large study in the US comparing two broad spectrum (viral as well as bacterial causes of pneumonia) vaccines on ultra highrisk recently weaned calves they still needed to treat upwards of 20% of the calves for respiratory disease. The reasons for this are multiple. Timing was not ideal as calves were vaccinated as they entered a feedlot and not two to four weeks before. Calves had just been weaned and transported so stress was at a high level plus these calves had very high exposure to disease. They were co-mingled from multiple sites and numerous farms. Often recently acquired calves take a few days to really get on feed meaning their nutrition is also compromised. We also often know nothing about their parasite status or genetic predisposition to disease making it not surprising for the need to still treat 20 % of the calves. In order to best maximize your economic return to vaccination work with your veterinarian to develop a specific vaccination protocol for the different classes of livestock. Have the protocol written down but review it yearly as vaccines change and disease status may change. Transportation to or from new geographic areas may necessitate other vaccines being used. Your veterinarian will choose reputable manufacturers of vaccines together with the right disease combinations to best suite your purebred or commercial cattle operation. By using the principle of maximizing resistance and minimizing exposure you can optimize the protection your vaccine protocol will give.

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Barrie Fair

Blue Water Angus Club - August 24, 2014 Judge: Mr. Peter Stubbs, Caledonia, ON

HEIFER CALVES Split 1 1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Delia 10B by DAJS Shockwave 612 2. Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON with Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B by HF Kodiak 5R Split 2 1. Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 2B by Connealy Consensus 7229 2. Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON with Locust Grove Tibbie 1B by SAV Camaro 9272

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with LLB Grace 60A by Sitz Upward 9309

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 2B by Connealy Consensus 7229 RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Delia 10B by DAJS Shockwave 612 YEARLING HEIFERS Junior 1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Tullamore Mayflower 76A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W 2. Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON with LLB Beauty 94A by HF Full Focus 127Y

MATURE COW/CALF PAIRS 1. Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W by Buffalos Conclusive BN46 with her bull calf, JPD Rocket Man 9B by WILL Role Model 2. Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf, Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229

Senior Split 1 1. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with LLB Grace 60A by Sitz Upward 9309 2. Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON with Sheidaghan Belle 10A by SAV Final Answer 0035 Split 2 1. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with Tullamore Luscious 5A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W 2. Ron Cochrane, Thornton, ON with Locust Grove Marion 12A by SAV Net Worth 4200 Split 3 1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Annie 1A by Brantnor Predominant 10W 2. Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Blackcap 6A by SAV Pioneer 7301

TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIRS 1. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with Maple Line Rosebud 74Z by JL Objective 9059 with her bull calf, Tullamore Baloo 66B by SCC Baloo 60Y 2. Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON with Red BBP Cracker 5Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R with her bull calf, Red Patchell’s Cracker Jack by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W by Buffalos Conclusive BN46 with her bull calf, JPD Rocket Man 9B by WILL Role Model RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf, Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229 BULL CALVES 1. Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON with Gold-Bar Roadhouse 101B by SAV 004 Density 4336 2. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Bentley 6B by Dameron First Impression CHAMPION BULL CALF Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON with Gold-Bar Roadhouse 101B by SAV 004 Density 4336 RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Bentley 6B by Dameron First Impression

JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Annie 1A by Brantnor Predominant 10W Today’s Angus Advantage  50


Sealin Creek Eric 5Y

Exportable Semen packages available on Sealin Creek Eric 5Y

Z-Bar Angus Ltd. We recently purchased a group of red cows & All bulls this year heifers from the Crowfoot sale, as well as some will be so ld off the farm by red heifers at the Northern Select sale, so we will Private Treaty. also have a small offering of red bulls. We have a good se lection of yearling bulls an d also some Feel free to stop for a visit anytime and 2 year olds!

have a look at the cows or go to our website to view some of the cows, bulls and calves.

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YEARLING BULLS 1. Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Renound Model 20A by WILL Role Model 2. Matthew Buschbeck, Markdale, ON with Gold-Bar BDL Anarchy 131A by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205

JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Renound Model 20A by WILL Role Model RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Matthew Buschbeck, Markdale, ON with Gold-Bar BDL Anarchy 131A by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205 TWO YEAR OLD BULLS 1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot Rod 2. Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON with Red BBP Solo Cup 6Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R

SENIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot Rod

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON with Red BBP Solo Cup 6Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R BREEDER’S HERD Brantnor Angus, Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON GET OF SIRE: Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON PREMIER BREEDER & PREMIER EXHIBITOR Brantnor Angus, Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON

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Lee & Laura Brown

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Annual Bull and Female Sale second Saturday in March

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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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Eastern Extravaganza Sale

High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 42 - Brantnors Delia 10B sired by DAJS Shockwave 612 was purchased by Henria Holsteins Inc., Conn, ON for $4,000.00

October 4, 2014 Lindsay, ON Auctioneer: Chris Poley

Sales Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results 19 Heifer Calves 27 Bred Heifers 7 Bred Cows 3 Cow/Calf Pairs 2 Bull Calves

Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged

$3,279.00 $4,074.00 $3,450.00 $6,000.00 $3,750.00

High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 26- J Star Lady Sandy 120B, sired by SAV Bullion 0474 was purchased by Kyle Martin, Tweed, ON for $12,000.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 1- Worth Mor Shakura 2A, sired by SAV Bismarck was purchased by Adam Schierman, Innisfail, ON for $8,000.00 Lot 11- Curraghdale Lucy 22A, sired by B/R New Frontier 095 was purchased by LCL Angus, Coronation, AB for $5,250.00 High Selling Bred Cow Lot 37- Leela Dawn 18Z, sired by BC Eagle Eye 110-7 was purchased by Locust Grove Angus, Milton, ON for $4,000.00 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 61- Gillco Pride 8Y, sired by Limestone Darkhorse U322 was purchased by A.S Galton Farms, Uxbridge, ON for $5,000.00 Lot 61A- Gillco Pride 3B, sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 sold to Worth Mor Cattle Co., Campbellford, ON for $3,000.00 High Selling Bull Calf Lot 2- Worth Mor Blackjack 1B, sired by PVF Windfall SCC 9005, was purchased by Dudgeon Livestock, Dobbinton, ON for $5,200.00

October 5, 2014 Maple Line Farm Blackstock, ON Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged

High Selling Cows Lot 54 - Ridgewood Myrtle 02W sired by Plainview Sudden Impact D27 was purchased by Westwind Farms, Bill Staples, Omemee, ON for $2,800.00 Lot 55 - Ridgewood Easter Pride sired by Plainview Sudden Impact D27 was purchased by Westwind Farms, Bill Staples, Omemee, ON for $2,800.00 High Selling Bull Calf Lot 53 - Southview Bismarck 4B sired by S A V Bismarck 5682 was purchased by Windy Meadows Farm, Minden, ON for $3,100.00 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 45 and Lot 45A - Oak Manor Mardi 51Y sired by Sitz Dash 10277 was purchased by Pedersen Livestock, Kurt & Becky Pedersen, Edgerton, AB for $4,500.00 and her bull calf Southview Camaro 3B sired by S A V Camaro 9272 was purchased by Springwater Farm, Ken Pearcy, Bracebridge, ON for $5,100.00

Gilchrist Farms & Friends “In It To Win It” Sale October 11, 2014 Lucknow, ON Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Sale Results 28 Bred Heifers 13 Heifer Calves 2 Bull Calves 7 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 4 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 6 Bred Cows

Autumn Tradition

Sale Results 1 Heifer Calf 32 Bred Heifers 7 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 5 Cows 4 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 3 Bull Calves

High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 46 - Southview Burgess 2Z sired by S Chisum 6175 was purchased by LLB Angus, Lee & Laura Brown, Erskine, AB for $4,100.00

$4,000.00 $2,789.06 $5,971.43 $2,570.00 $3,425.00 $2,533.33

Averaged.............$4,514.29 Averaged............$4,361.54 Averaged $5,100.00 Averaged............$9,200.00 Averaged............$6,900.00 Averaged............$3,983.33

60 Live Lots Grossed $302,650.00 and Averaged $5,044.17 16 3

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Total Sale Grossed $307,480.00

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Averaged Averaged

$217.00 $450.00


Blue Water Sale

High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 30 - PFLC Bardetta 4A sired by S A V First Class 0207 was purchased by Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON and Hasson Livestock, Guelph, ON for $18,000.00 High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 34 - PFLC Ellen 170B sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Hasson Livestock, Guelph, ON and Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON for $12,000.00 High Selling Bull Calf Lot 6 - GF Raising Standards 79B sired by PVF Windfall SCC 9005 was purchased by Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB for $6,900.00 High Selling Cow/ Heifer Calf pair Lot 31 & 31A - PFLC Scarlet 85X sired by S A V Final Answer was purchased by Johnson Livestock, Peebles, SK and her heifer calf PFLC Blackbird Scarlet 185B sired by PVF All Payday 729 was purchased by Rice Lake Angus, Hastings, ON for $11,750.00 High Selling Cow/ Bull Calf Pair Lot 8 & 8A - GF Rita’s Bismarck 66X sired by S A V Bismarck 5682 was purchased by Marlene Stocker, Marwayne, AB and her bull calf GF Teachers Pet 66B sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 was purchased by William Goetz, Mildmay, ON for $8,100.00

October 18th, 2014 Hanover, ON Auctioneer: Todd Wright Sales Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results 10 Heifer Calves 18 Bred Heifers 7 Cow/Calf Pairs 7 Bred Cows

Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged

$3,285.00 $3,164.00 $6,435.00 $2,992.00

42 Lots Grossed $158,500.00 AndAveraged $3,772.00 High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 10- Hammell 695S Ramona 5B, sired by Southland Thriller 83X was purchased by Walkerbrae Farms for $5,100.00 Lot 4- Glen Islay Miss Middlebrook 02B, sired by Glen Islay Bardolier 10Z was purchased by Ann Lamont for $5,100.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 17- North Perth Trojan Erica 309 sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 was purchased by JJ Deslip for $5,250.00 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 32- Six Mile Fernetta 349Y sired by SAV Preference was purchased by Sandy Ridge Farm, for $10,000.00 Lot 32A- Gibson 7024 Bada Bing 114B sired by BC Lookout 7024 was purchased by Curragdale Cattle High Selling Cow Lot 43- Glen Islay Lady Ann 17Y, sired by Bonnie Chance Bardolene 10A, was purchased by Cairnlee Acres for $3,600.00

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Advertisers Index 20/20 Angus 42 Abacus Angus 52 Alameda Agencies Ltd. 58 Alta Genetics 58 Anderson Cattle Co. 47 Arda Farms 52 Arm River Red Angus 42 Arntzen Angus 52 Arway Angus 48 Atlasta Angus 52 Bar CR Angus 42 Bar DK Angus 2, 42 Bar-E-L Angus IFC Bar-H Land & Cattle Co. 7 Beverly Hills Angus 42 BJ Cattle Co. 52 Black Ridge Angus Farm 42 Blairs.Ag Cattle Company BC Blast Angus 58 Bootis Black Angus 47 Border Butte Angus 52 Bova-Tech Ltd. 58 Bow Valley Genetics 58 Breed Creek Angus Ranch 42 Brendale Acres 48 Brooking Angus Ranch 17 Brookmore Angus 47 Bryces Bar B Ranch 42 Burnett, Bryce 42 BuyAgro.com 28 Cadillac Stock Farms 48 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. 58 Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society 58 Chapman Cattle Company 52 Circle 7 Angus 42 Clair Lane Stock Farm 48 Clegg Angus 52 Crescent Creek Angus 42 Cudlobe Angus 16 D & K Black Angus 48 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 58 Dayora Farm 48 Deer Range Red Angus 42 Deer River Ranching 52 Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses 52 Delorme Livestock 42 Diamond T Cattle Co. 52 Direct Livestock Marketing Services 2 DJ Cattle Co. 47 DKF Red Angus 42 Dolittle Angus 42 Double “F” Cattle Co./Parkvista Hereford Farm 42 Double Bar D Farms 42 DWAJO Angus 52

Early Sunset Ranch 1 Eastondale Angus 42 Edwards Livestock 58 EKW Red Angus 43 Emmatt Creek Red Angus 43 Everblack Angus 52 Ferme Wilgor Farms 58 Flewelling Cattle Services 58 Forsyth Ranch Ltd. 43 GBS Angus Farm 43 GBT Angus 43 Genex Co-operative, Inc. 14 Gerlei Angus 43 Get-A-Long Stock Farm 52 Gilchrist Farms 48 Glen Gabel Angus 43 Glen Islay Angus 48 Glesbar Cattle Co. 52 Graham Red Angus 48 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 58 Greenbush Angus 10, 47 Halcyon Angus Farm 43 Hamco Cattle Co. 47 Hamilton Farms 52 Harprey Angus Farms 48 Hartford Bros. 48 Harvest Angus 22 Hasson Cattle Co. 40 HBH Farms Inc. 9 Hi Low Angus 43 High Tree Cattle 43 Hollinger Land and Cattle 43 Howe Family Farm 19 Ivanhoe Angus 43 J & S Cattle 43 Johnston/Fertile Valley 61 JPD Farms 49 Justamere Farms Ltd. 43 KBJ Round Farms 53 KC Cattle Co. 43 Kembar Farms 47 Kenray Ranch 43 Kueber Farms 53 Kuntz Farms 43 Lazy MC Angus 53 Lazy S Ranch Inc. 53 LCI Doenz Ranches 15 Leela Farms 49 Lewis Farms Ltd. 13, 53 LLB Angus 53 Locust Grove Angus 40, 49

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Lone Stone Farms 53 Lucky 7 Cattle Co. 53 M & J Farms 47 Macks Red Angus 49 Macnab Angus 44 Maple Ridge Acres 44 Mar Mac Farms 47 Marin Cattle Presentation 59 McGowan Farms 53 McMillen Ranching Ltd. 44 Meadow Ridge Ent. Ltd. 44 Merit Insurance Brokers 59 Midnight Fire Cattle Company 44 Miller-Wilson Angus 53 Minburn Angus 53 MJT Cattle Co. Ltd. 53 Moose Creek Red Angus 44 Nordal Limousin & Angus 5, 44 Northern View Angus 44 Nu-Horizon Angus 44 Ockerman Angus 53 O’Grady Steel 59 Ole Farms 53 Paradise Farms 49 Pasquia Red Angus 44 Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. 44 Poley, Chris 59 Poplar Meadows Angus 58 Pugh Farms 53 Red Rock Red Angus 53 Redrich Farms 53 ReMax Blue Chip Realty, Marcel DeCorby 59 ReMax Central Alberta, Greg Cripps 59 Remitall Farms IBC Remitall West 54 CrossFIRanch 44 Johnston Right Fertile Valley 12_Layout 1 13-01-02 2:36 PM Page 1 Ring Creek Farms Ltd. 54 Rivercrest Angus Ranch 54 RNR Flicek Red Angus 44 Rolling Acres Farms 58

Royal Angus 44 RSL Red Angus 44 Sandy Bar Ranch 44 Schaff Angus Valley 12, 58 Section 7 Ranch 11, 44 Shiloh Cattle Company 54 Six Mile Ranch Ltd. 3 Skinner Farms 45 Skyebrook Angus 45 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus 45 Spruce Ridge Red Angus 47 Spruce Ridge Stock Farms 47 Spruce View Angus Ranch 54 Standard Hill Livestock 6 Steen Agencies 59 Stock, Mark 59 Stockmens Insurance 59 Stromsmoe Black Angus and Herefords 54 Sunny Grove Angus 45 T Bar C Cattle Company 2, 8, 23 T Bar K Ranch 45 Tambri Farms 49 Ter-Ron Farms 54 Today’s Publishing 55 Triple L Angus 45 TSN Livestock 47 Tullamore Farms 49 Twin Heritage Farms 45 Tyler Harris Photography 59 Upper Glen Angus 49 Vikse Family Farm 54 Walkerbrae Farms 49 Wilbar Farms 45 Willowside Farm 49 WRAZ Red Angus 45 Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co. 18, 45 Z-Bar Angus Ltd. 45, 51

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The Final Word

“What a year!”

Folks in the cattle business can wear their cowboy hats proudly, while those in grain production scramble to find markets for their feed and low grade product. The record prices paid for stockers shows hope for feedlot profits, as the Canadian dollar trends downward, along with the steep drop in the price of corn. For those of us who have been in the cattle business all our lives…we have never seen prices at this level. Skeptics as the question, “How long will it last or what economic or political disaster could stop this aggressive cattle market?” The answer is simple…markets are driven by supply and demand. As I have been a commodity trader, my trades are based on technical data (charts). For those curious, look at the monthly trading chart for both feeder and fat cattle; they are the most bullish charts in the meat sector of the industry. In the past year and a half or so the retail market has challenged the consumer, as most counter prices have risen considerably without consumer resistance. A major retailer recently announced that they will have to import beef from the USA and offshore to supply quality cuts for their customers. The record prices are influencing a lot of money into the agricultural sector and producer pockets. Consider how large a line of credit order buyers and auction marts need to carry all these prices. This poses a simple question, “What direction will you choose, increase your numbers for more marketing power or get out?” For those who want to increase their herd size, bank analysts (now that cattle are high) consider cattle valuable assets, once again. The next time you see your banker, ask what he now values your purchases of the past three years at 700 to 800 dollars. Young breeders and their children may have the opportunity to purchase breeding stock from established breeders or producers willing to offer terms; hence, assisting their own tax position. For those in the autumn of their life that survived BSE, politicians and bankers, the decision to liquidate your livestock assets is not foolish. At these prices, you will be financially rewarded for the loyalty and tenacity of your enduring years in the livestock industry. There is a pitfall…the tax man. The last thing a cowboy needs to do is sell his life’s work and the government taking over half of your coffers in tax. For many of us, going to see an accountant is about as much fun as seeing a dentist but it’s a necessary task! One question lingers in everyone’s queries; they ask, “How long will this rebuilding process last?” The restocking of the North American cow herd has not yet begun because at these prices, there is less risk to feed a heifer than to breed a heifer and since gestation is still a little over 280 days, growth from the onset will be very slow. I see older, established producers who have no children at home and have labor problems quitting, while others with youth and family expanding. A myth has been handed down by prior auctioneers and ringmen that “moves in the purebred market are usually two years behind the commercial market.” Therefore, for those who believe in myths…the cattle you purchased and add to your program this fall, shall be more affordable than in 2015.

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Kenray Ranch Online Sale 3rd Annual Pugh Farms Online Production Sale Camrose Country Classic, Camrose, AB Six Mile & Guests Commercial Bred Heifer Sale, Swift Current, SK Pugh Farms Online Production Sale, Edgerton, AB Lewis Farms Leading Ladies Female Sale, Spruce Grove, AB Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull and Female Sale, Wood Mountain, SK Highland Sale XX, Olds, AB Manitoba Keystone Klassic Sale, Brandon, MB Spring Creek Simmental Female Sale, Virden, MB Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull & Heifer Sale, Vermilion, AB Double Bar D & Guests Premiere Female Sale, Grenfell, SK Cudlobe Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Touch of Class Sale, Saskatoon, SK Westway Female Sale, Olds, AB Atlasta Angus 9th Annual Bull & Seriously Black Select Female Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB 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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Today’s Angus Advantage Winter “Herd Sire” Issue Deadline Lazy S Ranch Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB MC Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Sale, Lloydminster, AB

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