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You don’t have to drive to the ends of the earth to find a good one...

At Early Sunset Ranch Only The Good Ones Sell! Annual Production Sale February 28, 2014

Stop by the farm to see our herd!

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The first time we have ever let anybody into our “treasured” replacements Offering the entire 2012 heifer pen - None held back! 100 Bred Heifers Sell Mostly AI Sired & Bred to BPF Special Focus 504 and SAV Brilliance 8077

FV 214Z - Sired by Triple V Glanworth 57U BW: 0.7 WW: 37 YW: 71 Milk: 24 TM: 43 Bred on May 25th to BPF Special Focus 504

FV 247Z - Sired by S A V Pioneer 7301 BW: 0.8 WW: 54 YW: 98 Milk: 25 TM: 52 Bred on June 3rd to BPF Special Focus 504

Dennis and David Johnston Conquest, SK S0L 0L0

(306) 856-4726 (306) 856-2027 (Fax) Dennis’ Cell (306) 227-2344 David’s Cell (306) 867-7959 Dave Sanborn 306-860-7073 Rory Jones (306) 867-3515 www.johnstonfertilevalley.com ranchers@sasktel.net

FV 107Z - Sired by F V Final Answer 127W BW: 3.1 WW: 61 YW: 101 Milk: 26 TM: 57 Bred on May 30th to BPF Special Focus 504

FV 667Z - Sired by S A V Final Answer 0035 BW: 1.4 WW: 50 YW: 93 Milk: 24 TM: 49 Bred on May 26th to SAV Brilliance 8077

For catalogues or information contact

#4 3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9 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 Today’s Angus Advantage  2

FV 198Z - Sired by S A V Final Answer 0035 BW: 2.1 WW: 65 YW: 110 Milk: 27 TM: 60 Bred on May 26th to SAV Brilliance 8077


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Table of Contents

Early Fall 2013

Features 18

Realized Vision: the quality path to profit

Shows 34

PEI Ingenity Angus Classic Futurity

35

PEI Angus Gold Show

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Manitoba Angus Gold Show

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Bulkley Valley Angus Gold Show

As In Every Issue 43 The Real World

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53 A Breeder’s... Veterinary Perspective 55 Under The Gavel 59 Rates & Subscriptions

62 The Final Word

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High P 70 er form Bulls S ance e Thursd ll ay Febru ar y 27 , 2014

Box 85, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Rob Garner: 306-836-2035 Cell: 306-946-7946 nordallimousin@sasktel.net www.nordallimousin.com Today’s Angus Advantage  5


Consigning to the 41st Annual Canadian Red Roundup October 19th Red Deer, Alberta

Keep an eye out for us this fall!

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...is an on going process at the ranch and a vital part of producing seedstock in today’s world. It keeps us focused in making positive decisions in moving our beef program in a direction that our customers expect and the industry demands. Lower birth, higher weaning, more performance with well rounded carcass and a look that is structurally sound and pleasing to the eye. Fully documented Black Angus seed stock.

owned by Bar-H Land & Cattle Co., Spickler Ranch and Semex

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Langenburg, Saskatchewan Canada 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 and Female Sale the 1st Wednesday in March, 2014

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Beauty and the Beef!

Red EKW

Baroness

12Z

Golden Deed 10U X Eggen Arab 23K 26M

+1.6 +46 +69 +17 +40 Carrying exciting service to:

Red

Six Mile Better Deal

Offered at the 41st Red Roundup October 18-19, 2013 Red Deer, AB

34Z

Red EKW

36A

+0.7 +44.5 +71 +17.5 +39.5

Red EKW

Benchmark Better Beef X U-2 Big League 7136T

Erica

Golden Deed 10U X Red EKW Rebel 13W

Golden Deed

10U

Towaw Indeed 104H X Norseman King 2291

+1.6 +66 +107 +17 +49

+ 1.3 +49 +74 +17 +41 Sire of both females

Sired by Sired by Connealy Concensus 7229 HF Alaskan 94T Sells at Power & Perfection Angus Sale

Sired by HF Alaskan 94T Sells at Masterpiece Sale

Watch for our offering at Ward’s Red Angus & Guests Bull Sale March 1, 2014 Iain Stables & Jamie Van Cleemput Box 447 Delisle, SK S0L 0P0 306.280.4840

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Dyce Bolduc remembers the first three Angus cows purchased in 1967 by Cudlobe Farms, then a purebred Shorthorn operation. His father had gone to look at machinery at a farm dispersal near Nanton and the black cows caught his eye. “I thought the Angus cattle could be something different. Maybe something I could start making the decisions on,” says Dyce, who owns and operates Cudlobe Angus today with his brother David. “We tried to buy the best females we could afford to buy,” he says. “In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Angus weren’t number one. You’d hear the market report and Ken Hurlburt saying the black calves brought 10 cents less again at Fort Macleod.”

you knew their programs and where they wanted to go.” Cudlobe serves a vast clientele of commercial and purebred customers throughout Canada and internationally. Their sale takes place at VJV Auction Mart in Stavely, Alberta, each December, offering about 130 yearling bulls. “We’re coming to our 14th sale and it’s been a good deal. Now we merchandise between 150 and 175 bulls a year between the sale and private treaty,” Dyce says. The Bolducs have seen the rise of Angus genetics in the Canadian cattle industry since they entered back in the late ’60s, only a decade before the Certified Angus Beef ® brand was established in the U.S. That timing gave the family a perspective on the beef brand’s impact across North America, and Dyce calls it, “the best thing that’s happened to the Angus industry. It’s driven the industry to put emphasis on quality grades. And that’s what made Angus popular here in Canada.” Three years ago, the Bolducs began making DNA genomic panels on their sale bulls.

Dyce and David Bolduc, Cudlobe Angus Dyce recalls their first show string, four head of the 16 they had on the farm, travelling to Agribition and claiming second in the breeder’s herd along with a class-winning heifer and Reserve Junior Champion Bull.

“It’s a bit of an investment but when we’re selling those bulls at a younger age like that, it makes us a lot more confident in the numbers each bull has,” David says. “And I think it gives the buyers more confidence that what those EPDs are telling them is actually accurate and they’re going to get that light birth weight or extra weaning weight, whatever they happen to be looking for.”

“Showing was good when we were getting established and putting our name out there,” he says. Cudlobe had a large presence in the North American show circuit until the early 2000s when they decided to shift focus from the show ring to the sale ring. The need for a bull sale arose after almost three decades of selling private treaty. “It got to the stage that we had a lot of really good customers and they couldn’t all have first pick,” Dyce says. “So we thought we could go to a sale.” The Calgary Bull Sale has been a mainstay in the success of Cudlobe bulls. “We sold the first Angus bulls at Calgary in ’74 or ’75, but mom and dad had sold Shorthorns there since the ’40s,” Dyce remembers. “That’s where we really developed our commercial bull market. You had a lot of time to talk to prospective buyers and a lot of them were repeat customers, so

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Cudlobe is all about their customer’s bottom line. Technologies including the genomic panel as well as EPDs and ultrasound have been employed to ensure that their bulls are meeting customer demands.

that have done very well marketing these cattle onto the grid,” David says. The Bolducs have been able to see the outcome of their attention to quality through clients who retain ownership in calves. In one case, customer Del Giles of Brooks, Alberta, had a set of 20 heifers in a pen of 60 that significantly out-performed their peers, netting $160 more per head. Part of that came from the fact that they all qualified for the Certified Angus Beef brand, including two that made Prime. That whole pen gained more than 4 pounds per day, but continued focus on getting more like the top one-third only adds to profit for customers.

“We had always used EPDs and got into doing some ultrasound when it first became available,” David says. “We thought that there were better ways to evaluate cattle scientifically than just relying on phenotypic appearance.” The Bolducs have used Igenity panels and the American Angus Association’s 384 Angus-specific panel to genomically evaluate their bulls. “We’ll probably go with one of the 50K panels this year for the bulls,” David says. “We had some really nice results with the 50K test like the 10Z calf. He’s 149 on his yearling and his 50K was a 2 on his weaning and 2 on his yearling. Genomically, he’s at the top end so we’re pretty confident that his numbers aren’t going to melt.” In recent years, ultrasound has become an important evaluation tool at Cudlobe when determining which sires will have the best performing calves in terms of carcass. “We saw when the American Angus Association first started doing ultrasound and generating carcass EPDs and thought that was an opportunity for breeders here in Canada to get on the same level as U.S. breeders,” Dyce says.

David and Dyce are involved in the political side of the cattle industry, both serving as president of the Canadian Angus Association in the last five years. David is currently the president of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. “You’re engaged with some of the brightest and the best in the industry,” David says. “I think that any operation that makes the effort to be involved in industry stewardship is going to benefit and progress more quickly because you just have a better grasp on what’s happening on the cutting edge of the industry.” Conferences and events like the Beef Improvement Federation convention and the Beef Leaders Institute, attended by David’s son Mat, have fueled the operation in the continual desire to make positive advancements as seedstock producers. “You have to be a visionary. It’s not the day-to-day stuff you need to worry about; it’s what’s going to be happening four or five years from now. That’s what keeps the breed where it needs to go and

He and his brother saw the attention to carcass as the grading system began to exert more influence in the market. Cattle with more marbling were bringing more dollars, and as seedstock producers, they could capitalize on this to help their customers earn premiums. “Most of the clientele we have are interested in having their calves be successful. I don’t know if some of them have quite attained the linkage yet with the market the way it is, but we’ve had some

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The dollars aren’t in buying the cheapest calves possible, but rather in attention to quality, David says. “We feel it’s our responsibility as breeders to help direct this breed,” David says. “We have to be ahead of the game as far as what the industry wants for functionality of the breed and what the consumer wants as far as end product.” More buy-in means higher quality all the way down the line, a target Cudlobe is consistently meeting and improving with science and numbers.

that’s no different with the breeding operation here. We’re pretty proud of the set of bull calves we’re selling this fall, but we’re probably more excited about the ones in the cows that are going to be born in the spring, because that’s where we’re headed,” Dyce says. The international business done by the Bolducs has created a network of both buyers and friends. Recently, Dyce’s daughter Kaitlynn traveled to Scotland and was able to spend six weeks with contacts made through the Angus business.

“Through the use of EPDs I think our cattle are way more consistent, even phenotypically. How many times have we had guys go out to the bull pen before a sale and say, ‘I don’t have to pick a bull, I can just throw a hat and it’s going to land on a good one’?” David says. The brothers stress that technology like EPDs, ultrasound and genomics are just some of the tools necessary for building a successful seedstock business. “If he’s not functional, he’s not very good at all, is he?” David says. “It’s all relative.”

“Canada has a reputation around the world for having really good Angus cattle. And not only Angus cattle, Canadian cattle are well accepted around the world. They’re looked at as very hearty cattle that can adapt to different climates really well,” Dyce says. Cudlobe genetics can be found overseas in South America as well as Europe. The brothers have found that an intensive AI program, about 90 to 95 percent of the cow herd, and a limited embryo transfer program are best suited for their operation.“We haven’t used ET to the extent that some people have and it’s allowed our cow herd to be a lot more diverse,” David says. That’s intentional diversity. There’s another kind among cattle producers, and that’s accidental. “There has to be more buy-in in the industry from one end of the chain to the other,” David says.“There’s too many cattle out there that don’t have a program behind them. There needs to be a whole lot more focus and education in our industry about what the consumer wants and what cattle actually make money in the system.”

Rosie Templeton

Rosie Templeton is an industry information intern with Certified Angus Beef LLC. She grew up on a cattle ranch and grain farm near Coaldale, Alberta, and is completing her degree at Oklahoma State University in agricultural communications and agribusiness. Rosie has been spending the summer based out of Calgary visiting Angus events and producers and helping tell their stories in publications and in the Black Ink with CAB blog, www.blackinkwithcab.com.

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Red Roundup Selection

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Judge Fall Bull & Heifer e h T e Sale Monday December 9th, 2013 You B Nilsson Brothers, Vermilion, AB • Selling 450 Simmental/ Red Angus Cross bred heifers • Featuring our 1st Annual Bull Sale selling 30 Red Angus long yearling bulls

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Get the Baldie

Advantage 100+ Angus and Hereford Long Yearling Bulls On Offer

Wednesday

November 20, 2013

at Pahl Livestock 18 miles west of Medicine Hat on HWY 1 and 3 miles north on RR 80.

Watch for signs.

Pahl Livestock Ltd.

The Templetons Box 245, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7E9 Byron and Carolyn, Roberta and Rosie Scott Pahl Dan Pahl Box 761, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z6 403-548-2356 or 403-580-9908 403-548-8112 or 403-548-1614 403-345-3889 Byron’s Cell 403-308-9971 pahl.livestock@xplornet.com dan@pahl-livestock.com Travis and Jocelyn Wasko LeRay Pahl 403-548-6626 or 403-580-9906 Eastend, SK 306-295-7246 www.pahl-livestock.com Doran & Denise 403-345-4144 Brant & Sarah 403-345-4124 www.xtcherefords.com xtcherf@shockware.com Today’s Angus Advantage  25


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Maple Springs Cattle a partnership of Sheidaghan Anghus, Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses and BMB Brewin Angus

MAPLE SPRINGS HEROINE 198Z Bred to Sooline Motive 1034

SHEIDAGHAN MISTRESS 14Z Bred to Cudlobe 5S Fetal sexed - Heifer Calf

SHEIDAGHAN MISS LILY 52Z Bred to Sooline Motive 1034 Consigned to Southern Select Sale

SHEIDAGHAN IDOL 5Z

Bred to Cudlobe 5S Fetal sexed - Bull Calf Consigned to Southern Select Sale

Southern Select Sale heifers on offer: • A.I. bred to Final Answer 0035, PA Safeguard 021 and exposed to War Bonnett 89Y and Sandy Bar Ideal 2X • Sired by Brave Heart 35F, RR Scotchman 2999M, Leachman Right Time, Royal Repetition 9097W • Dams include SMW Mistress 22P, Crescent Creek Rosebud 38K and Sheidaghan Miss Lily 5W Harvest Angus Classic heifers on offer: • Sheidaghan bred • Sires include Right Time, Brave Heart • Dams include Mistress 22P, Rosebud 38K and Miss Lily 5W

Selling bred heifers and heifer calves in the following sales;

Chinook Classic Taber, AB - Oct 23, 2013

Sheidaghan Anghus Tom & Vicki Flanagan Maple Creek, SK P: 306.662.2272 C: 306.662.8120 sheidaghananghus.com

Harvest Angus Classic Moose Jaw, SK - Oct 25, 2013

Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses Larry & Debbie Sushelnitski Iron Springs, AB P: 403.739.2455 C: 403.635.0280 larry@delar.ca Today’s Angus Advantage  27

Southern Select Sale Online with Cattle in Motion Nov 3 to 6, 2013

BMB Brewin Angus Brent Brewin Taber, AB P: 403.223.8432 C: 403.382.9164 bmbrewin@cciwireless.ca


For catalogues or information contact: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

#4 3342 Millar Avenue S  askatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9 Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 info@tbarc.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 :: T  ed Serhienko: 306-221-2711 :: Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Today’s Angus Advantage  28


Complete Black Angus Dispersal December 7, 2013 Heartland Livestock Swift Current, SK

Soo Line Kodiak 0022

• Herdsires on offer: Soo Line Kodiak 0022, Reserve Grand Champion at Agribition, and Soo Line Yellowstone 0459

• 87 Younger Cows With Excellent Breeding Bred to Soo Line Kodiak 022 LLB Old Post 878Z and Soo Line Yellowstone 0459

• 30 Bred Heifers Bred to LLB Old Post 878Z

• 45 Bull Calves • 30 Heifer Calves

Contact Information Ron - (306) 375-7809 | Kirby - (306) 375- 7731 Shaun - (306) 375-7810 | Darcy - (306) 375-7737 Watch for more details at www.norsemanfarms.com Today’s Angus Advantage  29


Masterpiece Sale

consigning to the

November 13, 2013 Regina, SK

NRA 3A - sired by TC Aberdeen 759 Sells in the Masterpiece Sale

Larry & Laurie Nielson Box 357, Craik, SK S0G 0V0 P: 306-734-5145 • C: 306-567-7493 nielson@xplornet.ca

Harvest Classic October 25, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK

NRA 68A - sired by Wilbar Tigershark 420Y Sells in the Harvest Classic

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NRA 50A - sired by MVF Dateline 36W Sells in the Harvest Classic

Brendon & Jenna Ehrhardt P: 306-734-2750


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Panko Ranch Complete Angus Herd Dispersal Monday, December 16, 2013 ~ 1:00 pm Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK

Selling: 500 bred females including: • 150 bred heifers • 150 2nd and 3rd calvers • 130 4th and 5th calvers • 75 mature cows Plus 20 Herd bulls

Panko Ranch

Gayland Panko 306.630.7911 gaylandpanko@hotmail.com www.pankoranch.com

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FEMALES HEIFER CALF 1. Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Eric 9A by S A V Potential 0205 2. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Ariel by S A V Bismarck 5682

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

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Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z by JS Kodiak 1T

Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Yasmine by Young Dale Superior 14S with her heifer calf Wheatley River Ariel by S A V Bismarck 5682

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CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Eric 9A by S A V Potential 0205

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

1. Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Pioneer 12A by S A V Pioneer 7301 2. MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with MKHF Black Hawk 134A by Kesslers Front Range 7520

Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Trill 9Z by HARB Pendleton 765 J H

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1. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, Yasmine by Young Dale PEI with Wheatley River Ariel Superior 14S with her heifer calf Wheatley River Ariel by S A V by S A V Bismarck 5682 CHAMPION BULL CALF Bismarck 5682 Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Pioneer 12A by YEARLING HEIFER S A V Pioneer 7301 1. Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z by JS Kodiak 1T RESERVE CHAMPION 2. Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI BULL CALF with Bannockburn Valley Trill 9Z MacKinnon Homestead, by HARB Pendleton 765 J H Kinross, PEI with MKHF Black Hawk 134A by Kesslers Front Range 7520

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FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Ariel 2A by S A V Bismarck 5682 2. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Adele 11A by S A V Bismarck 5682 Split 2 1. Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Esk 27A by Red HLH Outer Limit 851 4073 2. Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI with HMF Primrose 7A by Allencroft Illini 01 144J

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Ariel 2A by S A V Bismarck 5682 YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 1. Colby MacQuarrie, Winsloe, PEI with Miltonvale Missie Cobe 2Z by TC Total 410 2. Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z by JS Kodiak 1T Split 2 1. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Wheatley River Coreen 9Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 2. James Worth, Cornwall, PEI with Loyalist View Eileen 2Z by S A V Net Worth 4200 Split 3 1. Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Red Wheatley River Omeron 14Z by Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S 2. Temple Stewert, North Wiltshire, PEI with HMF Lori 11Z by HMF Stargate 10W Split 4 1. Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 32Z by JS Kodiak 1T 2. Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Dolly 38Z by JS Kodiak 1T

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Rose 32Z by JS Kodiak 1T RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Red Wheatley River Omeron 14Z by Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Split 1 1. Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Esk 44Y by JS Kodiak 1T with her heifer calf Bannockburn Valley Esk 27A by Red HLH Outer Limit 851 4073 2. Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Classy Lady 15Y by S A V Bismarck 5682 with her bull calf JEM Pioneer 12A by S A V Pioneer 7301 Split 2 1. Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Primetime’s 25K Coreen 601 ‘06 with her heifer calf Wheatley River Ariel 2A by S A V Bismarck 5682 2. Ernie and Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI with JEM Erica 12X by S A V Net Worth 4200 with her heifer calf JEM Erica 9A by S A V Potential 0205

CHAMPION SENIOR, GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI with Bannockburn Valley Esk 44Y by JS Kodiak 1T with her heifer calf Bannockburn Valley Esk 27A by Red HLH Outer Limit 851 4073

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI with Primetime’s 25K Coreen 601 ‘06 with her heifer calf Wheatley River Ariel 2A by S A V Bismarck 5682

BULLS BULL CALF 1. Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Pioneer 12A by S A V Pioneer 7301 2. MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with MKHF Black Hawk 134A by Kesslers Front Range 7520 YEARLING BULL 1. Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI with Wheatley River Rock Solid 24Z by JustRock Solid 621P

GRAND CHAMPION BULL Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI with JEM Pioneer 12A by S A V Pioneer 7301 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI with MKHF Black Hawk 134A by Kesslers Front Range 7520 BREEDERS HERD Glen and Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI PROGENY OF DAM Kyle Younker, Blackey Beach, PEI PREMIER BREEDER AND PREMIER EXHIBITOR Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI

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Teaching old dogs new tricks

custom websites - online sales catalogue - classidied ads sale reports

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Neepawa, MB July 27, 2013 Judges: Bruce Rosling, Richie Joynt, and Wes Olynyk FEMALES

2. Topview Acres, Grandview, MB with TVA Queenette 63Z by Topview Net Worth 36U HEIFER CALF Split 2 Split 1 1. Topview Acres, Grandview, MB with 1. AW Angus, Manitou, MB with AW TVA Lady Di 33Z by SITZ Esther 23A by GDAR Game Upward 307R Day 449 2. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with 2. Naomi Best, Harding, MB with CHL Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z by Rosebud 2A by TVA Net Worth 8Y Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U Split 2 Split 3 1. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with 1. Airey Cattle Company, Rivers, MB N7’s Tibbie 10A by N7’S Elvis 9Y with Mar Mac Countess 70Z by Mar 2. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with Mac Blackberry 155X N7’s Blkwood Lady 8A by 2. Greenbush Angus, Neepawa, MB Tokach Update 9009 with Greenbush Georgina 39Z by Split 3 S Chisum 6175 1. Maple Lake Stock Farm, Hartney, MB Split 4 with Red Maple Lake 3032A by Red 1. Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB with Six Mile Win-Chester 745W DMM Miss Essence 14Z by DMM 2. Maple Lake Stock Farm, Hartney, Riptide 87W MB with Maple Lake 3527A 2. Airey Cattle Company, Rivers, MB by S A V Final Answer 0035 with Northern View Zara Lisa 92Z by Split 4 TGA Blackman 8311U 1. HBH Farms, Rivers, MB with HBH Tibbie 301A by Conneally Consensus 7229 2. TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB with TSN Miss Shaun 1A by S A V Brand Name 9115 CHAMPION HEIFER CALF N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Tibbie 10A by N7’S Elvis 9Y RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF HBH Farms, Rivers, MB with HBH Tibbie 301A by Conneally Consensus 7229 YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 1. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Blackbird 191Z by N7’S Outlook 26X

JUNIOR HEIFER AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Topview Acres, V with TVA Lady Di 33Z by SITZ Upward 307R RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U

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TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Airey Cattle Company, Rivers, MB with Brookmore Aleta 73Y by S A V Pioneer 7301 and her bull calf ARY Akon 3A by TC Aberdeen 759 2. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Tibbie 52Y by S A V Net Worth 4200 with her hiefer calf N7’s Tibbie 10A by N7’S Elvis 9Y MATURE COW/CALF PAIR 1. TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB with MFI Trojan Erica 7146 by N BAR Emulation EXT with her bull calf TSN Eagle Eye 24A by BC Eagle Eye 110-7 2. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Blkwood Lady 2T by TC Stout 407 with her heifer calf N7’s Blkwood Lady 8A by Tokach Update 9009

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Airey Cattle Company, Rivers, MB with Brookmore Aleta 73Y by S A V Pioneer 7301 and her bull calf ARY Akon 3A by TC Aberdeen 759 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB with MFI Trojan Erica 7146 by N BAR Emulation EXT with her bull calf TSN Eagle Eye 24A by BC Eagle Eye 110-7


BULLS BULL CALF Split 1 1. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Hound Dog 42A by N7’S Elvis 9Y 2. Edie Creek Angus, Dugald, MB with Edie Creek Eureka 75A by B.B.A.R Eureka 9466 Split 2 1. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Mar Mac Cornerstone 2A by S A V Final Answer 0035 2. Edie Creek Angus, Dugald, MB with Edie Creek Worthy 6A by O C C Worthy Man 967W Split 3 1. RamRod Cattle Company, Medora, MB with RamRod No Fear 302A by RamRod No Fear 921W 2. HBH Farms, Rivers, MB with HBH Anchor 303A by TC Aberdeen 759

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL RamRod Cattle Company, Medora, MB with RamRod Provider 214Z by S A V Providence 6922 TWO YEAR OLD BULL N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Elvis 9Y by SITZ Upward 307R

SENIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Elvis 9Y by SITZ Upward 307R

COMMERCIAL SHOW GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL ANGUS FEMALE TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL RamRod Cattle Company, Medora, MB with RamRod No Fear 302A by RamRod No Fear 921W

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL ANGUS FEMALE Judy Hart, Brookdale, MB

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Judge: Melissa McRae

HEIFER CALF 1. Naomi Best, Harding, MB with CHL Rosebud 2A by TVA Net Worth 8Y 2. Lane Nykoliation, Crandall, MB with N7’S Blkwood Lady 45A by SITZ Upward 307R YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 1. Naomi Best, Harding, MB with CHL Rosebud 10Z by Cranberry Creek Fame 919W 2. Ty Nykoliation, Crandall, MB with N7’S Blackbird 191Z by N7’S Outlook 26X Split 2 1. Terinda Holopina, Rivers, MB with Northern View Zara Lisa 92Z by TGA Blackman 8311U 2. Nikoda Holopina, Rivers, MB with Mar Mac Countess 70Z by Mar Mac Blackberry 155X TWO YEAR COW/CALF PAIR 1. Naomi Best, Harding, MB with DJCC Rosebud 4Y by SCC Heritage 92W with her heifer calf CHL Rosebud 2A by TVA Net Worth 8Y GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Naomi Best, Harding, MB with DJCC Rosebud 4Y by SCC Heritage 92W with her heifer calf CHL Rosebud 2A by TVA Net Worth 8Y RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Terinda Holopina, Rivers, MB with Northern View Zara Lisa 92Z by TGA Blackman 8311U

RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Hound Dog 42A by N7’S Elvis 9Y YEARLING BULL 1. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U 2. RamRod Cattle Company, Medora, MB with RamRod Provider 214Z by S A V Providence 6922 CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U

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Press Release Canadian Beef Breeds Council Announces Michael Latimer as New Executive Director August 8, 2013: for immediate release

CALGARY, AB — Canadian Beef Breeds Council announced today that Michael Latimer will be their new Executive Director. Latimer brings an extensive range of experience in the beef cattle industry including roles in brand marketing and management. He leaves his current position as General Manager of the Canadian Angus Association having participated in a number of breed promotional activities including strategic planning sessions for the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. “We are delighted with this addition to the Executive Director role of CBBC and look forward to working with Michael,” says President David Bolduc. “Our focus for Canada’s purebred beef cattle producers continues with ongoing projects such as international market development through the Canadian Cattlemen Market Development Council and the Legacy Program, CBBCBIXS value chain system and with the view to promoting the purebred sector both domestically as well as internationally.” Michael is a fifth-generation purebred cattle producer. After graduation from the University of Alberta, he worked as a partner with Remitall Cattle Company of Olds, Alberta. He served as President of the Olds Agricultural Society and has also served as a judge and a mentor in the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Development Program. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) represents, supports and promotes the Canadian purebred beef cattle industry. Their members include national breed associations that collectively represent more than 10,000 producers of purebred beef breeding stock. Associate CBBC members are exporters and sector service providers. “As disappointing as it is for Canada’s largest beef breed Association to lose a valued staff member like Michael, he’s staying very much involved in our sector and moving into a stronger leadership position that will serve all breeds including Angus,” says Canadian Angus Association CEO Rob Smith. “Michael’s four years with the Association have been marked by program growth and his tremendous dedication to serving Canada’s Angus fraternity. He moves forward with the thanks of a grateful Angus industry supporting him in his new challenge.” The Canadian Angus Association (www.cdnangus.ca) is a not-for-profit association incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act. The Association represents 3,000 members across Canada for the purposes of registering and recording the pedigrees of purebred Angus cattle and promoting the breed across Canada. Its member-approved mandate is to maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed. Today’s Angus Advantage  42


By: Chris Poley We are currently experiencing what many of you were hoping for, Indian summer. The end of August and the beginning of September have been hotter than July and the first part of August throughout most of the country. With a cooler than normal summer across the prairies, crops had the luxury of slow and relatively stress free development, leading to stands unlike anything many of us had ever seen. Prior to the start of our recent heat wave, many were concerned about the “f” word, but now most everything is far enough advanced that hot days and warm nights are forecasted to continue long enough to We recently had a sale in Hanover, Ontario; just a few take away any threat. days prior to arriving, they had a large yearling sale which was strong, but one group in particular still had the locals Harvest is my favorite time of year; it is the most highly talking; a farmer brought in a tri load of Angus steers right anticipated single event that happens on a grain operation off grass weighing 950 to 1020 and pocketed (in his jeans) in a year! This year for the majority of producers in Canada, $1,500.00 per head. There have been many reports of their biggest concern could be… “where to store it all.” $200 to $300 per head profit margins on grass cattle in I have heard many reports in my travels across Manitoba, the last month. I have spoken with several people who buy Saskatchewan and Alberta of hundred plus bushels of calves to feed and they are all getting the same reports barley, sixty to eighty bushel wheat and canola is just from auction marts and order buyers that to buy top cut getting sampled and so far it looks phenomenal as well. I 450 pound calves, you are going to have to give $2.00 had one producer tell me today that they were about half per pound. We also had a bull buyer call and he reported done their ten thousand acre harvest of peas, wheat and selling a pot load of cull cows that netted him $1,195.00 canola and had not been in a field that yielded less than per cow. fifty bushels per acre. I realize many of you reading this may not produce crops to sell, but this still should be exciting news, as this bountiful harvest is reducing the cost of feed grains. This means a direct reduction of your operating expenses and also puts a higher value on your feeder cattle and your bull customer’s feeder cattle, which gives you, as seed stock producers, the opportunity to cash in a trifecta! Just like harvest, fall brings a lot of excitement for ranchers as well. It really is no different, as it is the season when yearlings and calves are brought in off summer pastures and put over a scale, the same as a bushel of wheat. The difference this fall is bids per live pound of beef are higher than they have ever been in history. It is long overdue and some say it’s still not enough, but it is finally moving into a respectable level where some profits are being realized and in many cases, there is as much or more profit in a set of grass steers as there is trying to grow canola.

Thousand dollar calves and a backlog of grain in the system that could be slow moving, giving graders and grain buyers the opportunity to be picky, will change the mind set of many mixed farming operations… from negative to positive towards their cows again. It will also give the young rancher looking to expand, leverage in the bank to get the necessary funds to grow his operation. There is more upside to the beef business today than ever. World herd size is down, world population is up and developing countries are building a middle class that has an appetite for beef. While preparing for a strong bull sale season next spring, don’t forget to have a strong knife handy at weaning. Keep only the best for the strength and longevity of the beef industry, the breed and most importantly… your own program and bottom line.

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August 2-4, 2013 Neepawa, MB JUDGES Shawn Airey, Emily Grey, Lloyd Cavers, Karla Ness, Melissa McRae, Andrea Bertholet, Jill Verwey, Trevor Atchison, Cynthia Wirgau, Ken Williams

SALES TALK PEE WEE Justin McKee

JUNIOR Lauren McKee

IMPROMTU SPEECHES

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PEE WEE Brooklyn Hedley JUNIOR Cheyenne Porter

POWER POINT AND VIDEO PEE WEE Austin Porter

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INTERMEDIATE Taylor Carvey

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TEAM GROOMING Megan Kemp, Justin Carvey, Ethan Wood and Cassidy Matthews

COOKOFF Rachael Verwey, Lane Nikoliation, Andria Bertram, Sydney de Koning and Megan Kemp, Ethan Wood and Cassidy Matthews

SHOWMANSHIP PEE WEE Carson Baker JUNIOR Justin Carvey INTERMEDIATE Dylan Oshanyk SENIOR Braden Calvert

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Press Release Interns Promoting a Positive Message

August 8, 2013: for immediate release

The Canadian Angus Association wrapped up their second year of summer marketing internships with impressive results from what has become a highly reputable experience for university or college students. The 16-week program featured three young cattlemen – Katelyn Dietrich positioned in Calgary, Karla Ness working out of Regina and Matthew Bates with an Ontario location. The three interns travelled more than 42,000 kilometres to events across Canada including 4-H shows, classroom visits, achievement days, conferences, provincial activities, all-breed shows and conventions. During their time on the road, the interns promoted the Angus heifer project to youth, promoting the idea of getting involved in raising their own herd of Angus cattle. Also, the interns covered the nutritional aspects of eating beef along with the various program activities offered by the Canadian Junior Angus Association. Marketing pieces to assist in these endeavours included brochures, postcards and videos created by the interns. Katelyn Dietrich July included a 10-day stay at the Calgary Stampede as the interns worked the Cattle Trail educating the public on beef nutrition and the various beef breeds, assisting the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. This year’s exhibit attracted more than 88,000 visitors.

Throughout the summer, the interns also had the chance to promote the Agriculture More Than Ever campaign, an industry cause to improve perceptions and create positive dialogue about Canadian agriculture. With brochures and pictures with speech bubbles, the marketing interns expressed the positive industry message. For Dietrich, this summer proved she chose the right career choice as she enjoyed working with more than 2,000 youth both during classroom visits and her attendance at shows. “A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted to spend the majority of my life teaching children and am now halfway through my bachelor’s degree,” said Dietrich. “My enthusiasm for youth and their capabilities spiraled from these Junior shows and this summer has enforced my career choice.” Ness worked closely with the Canadian Junior Angus Association this summer including assistance during Showdown in Armstrong, BC. During the summer, Ness was fortunate to travel to the four western provinces as part of her experience. Karla Ness

Pursuing a career in agricultural marketing, Ness said, “I cannot express how lucky I feel to have worked this summer with other agriculture advocates, and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me in the agriculture industry. I say with confidence that I had the best internship and the most fun-filled summer.” The Ontario intern offered a similar take on the summer opportunity. Bates is a pre-veterinary medicine student at the University of Guelph and also a proud Canadian Angus Association member.

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“I have met people during this internship from all around the province, country and the world,” said Bates. “Whether it was a farmer from Scotland or an avid show family from Ontario, the people I’ve met along this journey have certainly been the highlight of the summer.” Bates is excited to stay on the CAA staff as the Ontario Fieldman, effective immediately. 2014 CAA Summer Marketing Internship applications will open early next spring. Interested individuals should apply. Today’s Angus Advantage  52


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.

Is Foot Measurement an Acceptable Method for Weighing Calves? Purebred cattle breeders know that calf birth weights should be recorded within 24 hours of birth. The CalfscaleTM developed and patented in 1987 by Marshall Ruble, Beef Teaching Station Manager for Iowa State University represents a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to determine a calf’s weight. By measuring the circumference of the calf’s front foot at the coronary band (hoof-hair junction) it is possible to determine body weight based on a strong correlation between the hoof size of the calf and its weight. The tape is doublesided, one side for heifers, the other for bulls. Place it around the coronary band of a forelimb so that you are reading the appropriate side and pull it snug; an arrow points to the hoof circumference in centimetres and the corresponding weight in pounds. The tape can be easily folded and held in a pocket eliminating the need to transport scales to the pasture or paddock, or tote calves to the scale. Because it is made of vinyl, the tape is durable and washable which is especially good for those who forget to empty pockets on wash day. Weigh scales are not without fault. Aside from being more expensive than the tape, spring scales are prone to rust or spring tension may vary over time. Electronic load cell-type, hydraulic and traditional balance beam scales all can become inaccurate. To maintain accuracy all scales should be checked periodically within weight ranges typically used. Calf birth weight can vary too – What if the calf is wet? What if it urinates? What about if it nurses? What about fluid loss simply from breathing? I have always assumed that natural fluid losses are probably compensated for when the calf nurses. In preparation for this article, I contacted the Canadian Angus Association, Canadian Hereford Association and the Canadian Limousin Associations to ask what their preferred method of determining calf birth is. All recommended the use of a weigh scale. With a hunch that the heavier the calf the bigger the feet, the hoof circumference – body weight determination system was developed by first recording the hoof circumference and corresponding body weight of a group of calves as a single point on a graph. It was realized that not only were the hoof sizes for calves of given weight similar, but the relationship was also linear - heavier calves had bigger feet. Therefore, it was now possible to determine the approximate weight of a newborn calf by measuring its hoof. Like birth weights, weaning weight and yearling weights, hoof circumference and birth weight are positively correlated. The coefficient of correlation in this case, however, was very high at 0.84. A perfect relationship would have a coefficient of correlation of 1.0 which might occur if the weights of calves were recorded using two different weigh scales. Unfortunately, I was unable to determine the breed of cattle or the number of measurements that comprised the dataset used to develop the CalfscaleTM, but I am now aware that there is a tape available for dairy calves and one specifically for beef calves. But is the CalfscaleTM ok to use instead of a scale? Last winter two of my colleagues, Drs. Joe Stookey and John Campbell, and I posed this same question. First we conducted a literature search to see if any other scientists had compared foot measurement at birth with

conventional scales – we found 1 scientific study from Mississippi where four different methods for determining calf birth weight were compared on 587 calves of various beef breeds. Birth weights were recorded using a visual estimate; CalfscaleTM; a hanging spring scale and a small electronic digital scale. Birth weights collected using the spring scale and digital scale were the most accurate. Visual estimate and CalfscaleTM tended to underestimate high birth weights and the CalfscaleTM tended to overestimate low birth weights.a We thought it would be fun to compare the CalfscaleTM with conventional weigh scales in our own area to see if our results were similar to others. Our dataset included 190 beef calves in three herds – my own Red Angus herd, our University of Saskatchewan Goodale Farm commercial Hereford herd and Joe’s Speckle Park herd. Three new CalfscaleTM tapes were purchased and each herd utilized a different type of weigh scale. The scales varied from a digital livestock scale using load cell technology, to a spring scale with an easy-to-see digital readout, to a high quality bathroom scale placed on a level surface. In all 3 herds, the scales recorded heavier average calf weights than the tape. Overall, when the data were combined the average calf weight was a statistically significant 4.3 lbs heavier using the scale verses the tape (94 lbs vs. 89.7lbs). Interestingly, our coefficient of correlation was identical to Marshall Ruble’s at 0.84; however, we also noticed that as calf weight increased so did the difference between each of the measuring systems. In other words, the CalfscaleTM tended to underestimate high birth weights. The same finding reported in the Mississippi study. So what can we can we conclude? The CalfscaleTM is indeed a simple and inexpensive way to determine the approximate weight of a calf and for commercial herds interested in recording birth weights or for determining birth to weaning gains it is a great tool. Personally, I found it tiresome throwing and sitting on calves verses walking them into a scale; but others might not mind. For purebred breeders submitting calf birth weight data to breed associations I believe we need to be as accurate as possible. Honest data submission for national cattle evaluations makes EPDs more reliable. The CalfscaleTM is arguably more objective than a best guess, but investing in a scale is better. Furthermore, the reality of purebred bull sales is that potential buyers are more likely to study actual birth weights rather than EPDs. A high birth weight can often greatly affect the price or salability of an individual animal. In the words of Anne Burgess, General Manager of the Canadian Limousin Association; there exists the 100-pound mental block – in many cases a bull with a birth weight over 100 lbs. will not sell. The reality is that there are many great calves with birth weights in the 90’s and many more over 100, just look at our 94 lb. average. Let’s be honest - lying about calf weights will always occur, but if you are serious about improving cattle performance through your breeding program then the recording accurate data is a must. Invest in a scale and share your records and knowledge with commercial producers. a Parish JA et al. Evaluation of four different methods of calf birth weight data collection. The Professional Animal Scientist 25 (2009):715-721.

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2013 Bulkley Valley Exhibition Angus Gold Show Results August 24, 2013 - Smithers, BC Judge: Bruce Rolph

HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Blackbird Lisa 5A sired by EXAR Lutton 1831 2. Marberly Angus, Houston, BC with Marberly Black Velvet 4A sired by Marberly Wise Guy 10W Split 2 1. Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Blackbird Jo Jo 13A sired by Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C 2. Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC with Red Nine Mile Mattie 533A sired by Red RMJ Redman 1T

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF, JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Blackbird Lisa 5A sired by EXAR Lutton 1831 RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Marberly Angus, Houston, BC with Marberly Black Velvet 4A sired by Marberly Wise Guy 10W YEARLING HEIFER 1. Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Nancy 9Z sired by BC 7022 Raven 7965 2.Red Moon Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red Moon Lady 20Z sired by Red U-2 X-Factor 387X RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Nancy 9Z sired by BC 7022 Raven 7965 TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest R Blackbird 3Y sired by BC 7022 Raven 7965 2. Red Moon Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red Moon Countess 43Y sired by Red Northline Dillinger 7W MATURE COW/CALF PAIR 1. Marberly Angus, Houston, BC with Marberly Miss Mayflower 15X sired by S A V 004 Density 4336 2. Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC with Poplar Meadows Blossom 5’10 sired by HF Tiger 5T CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest R Blackbird 3Y sired by BC 7022 Raven 7965

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Marberly Angus, Houston, BC with Marberly Miss Mayflower 15X sired by S A V 004 Density 4336 BULL CALF Split 1 1. Red Moon Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red Red Moon Activator 21A sired by Red U-2 X-Factor 387X 2. Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Stingray 2A sired by GVC Stettler 004X Split 2 1. Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC with Quick Haven The Champ14A sired by Kueber Paparazzi 20X 2. Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC with PM Reality Check 28’13 sired by HF Thunderbird 146Y CHAMPION BULL CALF, JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Red Red Moon Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red Red Moon Activator 21A sired by Red U-2 X-Factor 387X RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Stingray 2A sired by GVC Stettler 004X YEARLING BULL 1. C-Jay Ranch, Houston, BC with Red C-Jay 712S Rough Rider 1Z sired by Red Bieber Rough Rider 10712 MATURE BULL 1. Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC with HF Thunderbird 146Y sired by HF Tiger 5T 2. North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC with Red SSS Oly 17Y sired by Red SSS Oly 554T GRAND CHAMPION BULL Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC with HF Thunderbird 146Y sired by HF Tiger 5T BREEDER’S HERD (GROUP OF 4) Red Moon Angus, Vanderhoof, BC GET OF SIRE (GROUP OF 3) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC PROGENY OF DAM (2) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC PREMIER BREEDER & PREMIER EXHIBITOR Harvest Angus, Tom De Waal, Prince George, BC

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Autumn Angus Classic Sale

August 31, 2013 Hanover, Ontario Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013)Ltd. Red Angus 5 cow/bull calf pairs averaged $2765.00 7 cow/heifer calf pairs averaged $2742.86 17 bred heifers averaged $1897.06 8 cows averaged $1650.00 1 bull averaged $2200.00 Black Angus 3 cow/bull calf pairs averaged $6000.00 9 cow/heifer calf pairs averaged $4088.89 22 bred heifers averaged $2906.82 1 cow averaged $8600.00 3 heifer calves averaged $3266.67 1 bull averaged $2500.00 77 lots grossed $220,325.00 and averaged $2861.36 5 units of semen averaged $200.00 Total gross $221,325.00 High selling Red Angus cow/bull calf pair Lot 48 & 48A - $4200.00 - Red BDL Sarah 102S sired by Red Gold-Bar Mercedes K 116M and Red Serenity Augustus 106A sired by Red Gold-Bar Unique J W 1113U were purchased by Ferme Louber, Ste Marie Beauce, QC High selling Red Angus cow/heifer calf pair Lot 63 & 63A - $3650.00 - Red Bogle Pass High Lite 214S sired by Red U-2 Illicit 423P was purchased by Empire Cattle Co., Paisley, ON and Red Bogle Pass High Lite 14A sired by Red Brylor Eberle 50Y was purchased by Graham Red Angus, St. Mary’s, ON High selling Red Angus bred heifer Lot 67 - $2800.00 - Red Harprey Rebello 5Z sired by Red Badlands Net INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION Worth 23U was purchased by Ferme J.P.E.R., St-Paul-de -l’ile-aux-Noix, QC High selling Red Angus bred cow Established in 1933 Lot 58 & 65 - $2000.00 - Red Blairs Kirsten 11X sired by Red Bieber Makin Hay 9913 and Red Arch Gold-Bar Keri 228W sired by Red Gold-Bar Rip Tide 102T were purchased by Gary Robinson, Madoc, ON High selling Red Angus bull Lot 47 - $2200.00 - Red Gold-Bar Unique J W 1113U sired by Red Dwajo Jokers Wild 47S was purchased by Bill Goetz, Mildmay, ON High selling Black Angus cow/bull calf pair Lot 29 & 29A - $9100.00 - Walkerbrae Tibby 1031Y sired by HF Tiger 5T was purchased by Locust Grove Angus, Milton, ON and Walkerbrae Settler 101A sired by GVC Settler 004X was purchased by Essel-Tine Livestock, Woodstock, ON High selling Black Angus cow/heifer calf pair Specializing in Purebred Livestock Transportation Lot 22 & 22A - $6700.00 - Blackstone Matilda 135U sired by Legend Lane Providing Weekly service across Canada & The USA. Revolution 505 was purchased by Baintree Angus, Rockyford, AB and GoldBar Matilda 212A sired by Oak Manor Advantage 166W was purchased by Gooseneck service available to your farm in Ontario. Buschbeck Angus Ranch, Markdale, ON Pick up & delivery points across Canada and USA. High selling Black Angus bred heifer U.S. and Canada Customs Bonded Carrier. Lot 42 - $5500.00 - DCC Blackbird 215Z sired by BC Eagle Eye 110-7 was purchased by Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON We thank you for your past business and look High selling Black Angus bred cow forward to your future livestock transporting needs. Lot 21 - $8600.00 - Soo Line Pride 0404 sired by S A V Iron Man 8195 was purchased by Buschbeck Angus Ranch, Markdale, ON 155 King Edward St., Paris, ON, Canada, N3L 3E3 High selling Black Angus heifer calf Toll Free 877-442-3106 or 519-442-6242 Lot 13 - $5000.00 - Locust Grove Flora 2A sired by Sitz Upward 307R was Fax 519-442-1122  hsknill@pppoe.ca purchased by Henria Holsteins, Conn, ON High selling Black Angus bull www.hsknilltransport.com Lot 41 -$2500.00 - DCC Tiger 204X sired by HF Tiger 5T was purchased by Glen Abell, Walkerton, ON Today’s Angus Advantage  55


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20/20 Angus 48 Abacus Angus 30, 44 Alameda Agencies Ltd. 56 Allencroft Angus 30 Alta Genetics 56 Anderson Cattle Co. 36 Andrew Angus 8 Animal Health Centre 56 Arda Farms 44 Arm River Red Angus 48 Arntzen Angus 44 Arway Angus 40 Atlasta angus 44 Bandura Ranches 30 Bar C R Angus 48 Bar D K 48 Bar-E-L Angus IFC Bar-H Land & Cattle Co. 7 Bear Hills Angus 48 Beverly Hills Angus 48 BJ Cattle Co. 44 Black Ridge Angus Farm 48 Blairs.A Cattle Company OBC Blast Angus 56 BMB Brewin Angus 27, 30 Bohrson Marketing Services 15 Bootis Black Angus 36 Border Butte Angus 30, 44 Bouchard Livestock International 56 Bova-Tech Ltd. 57 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. 57 Breed Creek Angus Ranch 48 Brendale Acres 8, 40, 55 Brooking Angus Ranch 13 Brookmore Angus 36 Brown Creek Angus 30 Bryces Bar B Ranch 48 Buck Lake Ranch 26 Burnet, Bryce 48 BuyAgro.com 37 Cadillac Stock Farms 40 Cairnlee Acres 8 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. 57 Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society 56 Canadian Red Roundup 15 Castlerock Marketing 16, 17 CD Land & Cattle 30 Chapman Cattle Company 44 Circle 7 Angus 48 Clegg Angus 44 Corner Creek Angus 30 Crescent Creek Angus 22, 48 Crowfoot Cattle Co. 24 Crowfoot Valley Ranch 24 Cudlobe Angus 30 D & K Black Angus 40 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 57 Dayora Farm 40 Debus Cattle Co. 8 Deer Park Farms 8 Deer Range Red Angus 48 Deer River Ranching 44 Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses 27, 30, 44 Delorme Livestock 48 Diamond T Cattle Co. 44 DJ Cattle Co. 36 DKF Red Angus 48 Dodge 3 Dolittle Angus 48

Double Bar D Far ms 48 Double ‘F’ Cattle Co. 48 Douglas J Henderson & Assoc. Ltd. 24 Drumore Farms 40 DSMR Stock Farm 8 Dudgeon Livestock 40 Dunford Royal Cattle Company 40 Dwajo Angus 44 Early Sunset Ranch 1 Eastondale Angus 49 Edwards Livestock 57 EKW Red Angus 10, 49 Elk Meadows Red Angus 60 Everblack Angus 44 Ferme Wilgor Farms 56 First Line Angus 8 Flewelling Cattle Company 57 Forsyth Ranch Ltd. 49 Francisco Farms 8 Freyburn Angus Farm 22 GBS Angus Farm 49 Genex Cooperative, Inc. 12 Gerlei Angus 49 Get-A-Long Stock Farm 44 Gilchrist Farms 8, 9, 40 Glen Gabel Angus 22, 23, 49 Glen Islay Angus 40 Glesbar Cattle Co. 44 Graham Red Angus 40 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 57 Gray, Dave & Carol 49 Greenbush Angus 36 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. 55 Halcyon Angus Farm 49 Hall’s Cattle Company 22 Hamco Cattle Co. 36 Hamilton Farms 44 Harprey Farms 8, 40 Harron Farms 8 Hartford Bros. 40 Hazel Bluff Red Angus 31 Hawthorne Farm 8 Hi Low Angus 22, 49 High Tree Cattle 49 Hollinger Land & Cattle 22 Isla Bank Angus 10 Ivanhoe Angus 49 J & S Cattle 49 Jarvis Hereford Farms 8 Johnson Livestock 8 Johnston/Fertile Valley 2, 61 JPD Farms 41 Justamere Farms Ltd. 49 K Lazy T Angus 30 KBJ Round Farms 45 KC Cattle Co. 49 Kembar Farms 36 Kenbert Acres 49 Kenray Ranch 49 Kopper LC Cattle 30 Kuntz Farms 49 Lauron Red Angus 30 Lazy MC Angus 45 Lazy S Ranch Inc. 45 Leela Farms 41

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Lewis Farms Ltd. 45 Live Auctions.TV 8, 9 Locust Grove Angus 41 Lone Stone Farms 45 Lucky 7 Cattle Co. 45 M & J Farms 36 Macks Red Angus 41 Macnab Angus 50 Maple Ridge Acres 50 Maple Springs Cattle 22, 27 Mar Mac Farms 14, 36 Marin Cattle Presentation 57 McGowan Farms 45 McMillen Ranching Ltd. 50 Meadow Ridge Ent. Ltd. 50 Merit Cattle Company 22 Merit Insurance Brokers 57 Miller-Wilson Angus 45 Minburn Angus 45 MJT Cattle Company Ltd. 45 Moose Creek Red Angus 50 NCJ Cattle Company 30 Neilson Land & Cattle 22, 30 New Force Consultants 57 Nordal Limousin & Angus 5, 50 Norseman Farms 29 Northern View Angus 22, 50 Notta Ranch 28 Nu-Horizon Angus 50 Ockerman Angus 45 O’Grady Steel 57 Ole Farms 45 Pahl Livestock Ltd. 25 Panko Ranch 33 Paradise Farms 8, 41 Pasquia Red Angus 50 Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. 50 Pettywood Cattle Co. 8 Phillips Cattle Co. 8 Poley, Chris 57 Poplar Meadows Angus 11, 56 Pugh Farms 45 Rack Red Angus 30 Ravenworth Cattle 28 Red Rock Red Angus 45 Red Rose Angus 50 Reid Angus 30 ReMax Blue Chip Realty 58 ReMax Central Alberta 58 Remitall Farms IBC Remitall West 46 Right Cross Ranch 50 Ring Creek Farms Ltd. 45 River Hill Farm 28

Rivercrest Angus 46 RNR Flicek Black Angus 50 Rolling Acres Farms 56 Royal Angus 50 Sandy Bar Ranch 50 Schaff Angus Valley 56 Scott Stock Farm Ltd. 46 Serviceberry Angus 30 Sheidaghan Anghus 22, 27 Six Mile Ranch 21 Skinner Farms 50 Skyebrook Angus 50 Spittalburn Red Angus 16 Spots ‘N Sprouts 28 Spruce Grove Cattle Co. 51 Spruce Ridge Stock Farms 36 Spruce View Angus Ranch 46 Steen Agencies 58 Stillman Photo 58 Stock, Mark 58 Stockmens Insurance 58 Stromsmoe Black Angus & Herefords 46 Sunny Grove Angus 51 Sunrise Angus 41 Sunset Acres 8 Sunset Ridge Red Angus 36 T Bar C Cattle Company 8, 28 T Bar K Ranch 51 Tambri Farm 8, 41 Ter-Ron Farms 46 Thistle Ridge Ranch 30 Timber Trail Angus 8 Today’s Publishing 32 Touch of Class 17 Triple L Angus 6, 51 TSN Livestock 36 Tullamore Farms 41 Twin Heritage Farms 51 Typer Harris Photography 58 Upper Glen Angus 8, 41 Vancise Cattle Company Inc. 41 Vikse Family Farm 46 Wagner Angus 22 Walnut Hill Farm 41 Ward’s Red Angus 6 Western Angus 46 Wilbar Farms 51 Willowside Farm 41 Willowview Angus 22 Wingrove Cattle Co. 8 Wraz Red Angus 51 XTC Hereford Farms 25 Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co. 24, 51

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The Final Word...

Autumn is a time for changing colors. Most look upon Autumn as the season between summer and winter and mother nature gets to show off her vivid colors and creations as the countryside celebrates another harvest. Autumn also comes to us in another form, a color changing form ... where grey turns to white ... it is the Autumn of life and whether we like to admit it or not, Autumn will befall each and every one of us sooner or later. For some, the Autumn of life means exiting an occupation in the industry which has taken a lifetime of selecting, culling, developing and building a productive herd of cows responsible for your livelihood, personal pleasure and the betterment of the livestock industry. Fewer and fewer operations have the luxury of the next generation taking over the ranch and the herd. In the past two decades, many young men and women have left their parents family farm after graduation pursuing an off-farm career, whether it be in the booming oil and mining industry in Canada or the rapidly growing technological field. No doubt the shortage of capable farm labor and increasing costs of production have made an easy decision for a “mom and pop operation,” who have matured into the Autumn of their life to exit the livestock industry and enjoy the balance of their years. There is always a hint of sadness when a breeder chooses to retire and the decision he, she or they make is one with pride and remorse. After all, spending a life time building a herd of quality seed stock is no easy task and over all those years, if you were paid for the hours put in at today’s salary levels, you would be feeling pretty flush. The great herd of cows is your equity and in most cases, the retirement fund for the latter Autumn and early Winter years. Many of you would be like any other cowboy, hating to pay tax and thinking that a retirement fund is only designed for government employees and politicians. Exiting any business takes strategy ... a plan to get the most value and satisfaction out of a life time of effort and commitment. Retirement planning consultants are a dime a dozen ... it amazes me how retirement consultants probably have less and make less than the clients whom they are consulting for ... to them an EPD must be a new type of GIC and most are afraid to get shit on their boots. The foremost requirement is a marketing strategy and it begins with finding experienced professional assistance in the field of purebred seed stock.

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Exiting plans must be initiated a year or two prior sale day. It starts with breeding intentions in order to get added value out of the females. Whether you use the route of artificial insemination or purchase a quality new herd sire, a crop of calves and the females rebred to the same sires, virtually in all cases pay dividends. Although Mother Nature has much to do with it, conditioning of the cow herd should be started a year prior, eliminating the possibility of having to play catch up in the months prior the sale. At time of culling, make sure you are having a bad day, as decisions will be much easier while eliminating dead weight in the herd and this will shorten the length of the feed bill. Do not get hasty with the older foundation brood matrons who have built cow families in the herd and kept you in business ... they often have as much value as their daughters and were the leaders of your cow herd. Soundness of foot, limb, udder and fertility are greater culling factors than age and furthermore, those old girls don’t owe you anything, as they have carried their way. Herd exposure is critical to attain higher added value. Planning in advance allows a breeder time to get pictures ... as pictures for the catalogue and advertising are of utmost importance. Everyone has a camera and the idea that costs can be reduced ... don’t do it ... it could lead to divorce ... hire a professional photographer and save the headache and stress ... it is a low cost investment with a high return. Picture the cows in summer in full milk and the calves in fall when they are older. Exposure is more than a photographer; it means advertising. Few breeders are contract advertisers and may only run space once a year, if any. Should you be one of them, then only your neighbors and bull customers know that you have a quality cow herd ... start advertising a year prior to familiarize your herd to the breed and the breeders. Besides, what are you going to do with those good pictures. Consider advertising similar to fertilizer ... the more you use, the bigger the crop. Don’t forget the electronic highway, as each day this road gets more and more traffic. The professional earlier referred to ... is sale management. Their job is to offer sound experienced advice, handle the paperwork, assist in marketing the cattle and formulate a strategy to get the highest amount of premium for the herd that you have spent a life time developing. They must write a budget, honestly access the herd, and work with you in a team work effort, establishing date, sale staff, time lines and location. The best location for a herd dispersal is on the farm or ranch; if at all possible, on grass in their natural surroundings ... less stress and shrink on the cattle, reduced preparation costs; but proximity to major centers come into play. Although selling the herd by private treaty is everyone’s dream, in most cases, finding one operation to write the cheque is like winning a lottery. The auction method is far more rewarding, but it also requires more cost and labor. After your sale manager accesses the herd, it is imperative that you as owner of the cattle, visit with your accountant and review all tax implications. Exits by experienced breeding operations are common place and offer wonderful opportunities for fellow breeders to select from the best of the herd and establish new cow families, propelling their herd forward. The cattle market has never shown so much promise as North America rebuilds its cow herd base. Success in marketing always requires strategy, whether you are Spring, Summer or Autumn. We should be proud of our group of Spring breeders, the largest in the nation ... as they forge the Angus breed to higher levels.

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Brampton Fair/Gold Show, Brampton, ON New Brunswick Beef Expo/Gold Show, Sussex, NB Brylor Ranch “Tradition with a Vision” Sale, Fort Macleod, AB Pacific Invitational All Breeds Female Sale, Williams Lake, BC Quebec Angus Association Female Sale, Brome, QC

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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breed Sale, Toronto, ON 5th Annual LLB Autumn Opportunity Bull and Female Sale, Erksine, AB Brooking Angus Ranch Open Book Invitational, Online Southern Select Online Sale Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Blairs.Ag Class of 13 Online Sale Canadian Western Agribition Speckle Park Sale, Regina, SK Masterpiece Sale, Regina, SK 3rd Annual Power and Perfection Angus Sale, Regina, SK The Amigos Production Sale, Medicine Hat, AB Buck Lake Ranch Complete Black Angus Dispersal, Strathmore AB Stryker Cattle Co. Dispersal, Medicine Hat, AB Western Elite Speckle Park Sale, Neilburg, SK Glendor Angus Dispersal, Moose Jaw, SK Crowfoot Cattle Co. Dispersal Sale, Standard, AB

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2nd Annual Pugh Farms Online Production Sale, Edgerton, AB Gateway Angus Group, Moose Jaw, SK Stromsmoe Angus & Herefords 29th Annual Production Sale, Etzikom, AB Elk Meadows Red Angus Complete Dispersal, Olds, AB Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull and Female Sale, Wood Mountain, SK Spitalburn Red Angus Sharing The Herd, Saskatoon, SK Manitoba Keystone Klassic Red & Black Angus Sale, Brandon, MB Norseman Farms Complete Black Angus Dispersal, Swift Current, SK Hazel Bluff Red Angus Dispersal, Westlock, AB Touch of Class Red & Black Angus Sale, Saskatoon, SK Alasta Angus Bull Sale and Seriously Black Female Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB Angus Collection Sale, Olds, AB Johnston/Fertile Valley “Opening The Vault” Bred Heifer Sale, Saskatoon, SK Panko Ranch Complete Angus Herd Dispersal, Swift Current, SK Majestic Cattle Co. Dispersal Sale, Innisfail, AB New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume II, Saskatoon, SK

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