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Ted & Mina Serhienko Chris Poley 4-3342 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 Ph: 306-933-4200 • Fax: 306-934-0744 email@example.com • www.tbarc.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006
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Angus - Champion of the World
Upswing in Canadian Cattle Grading
Lloydminster Bull Show & Sale
Regina Bull Show and Sale
Calgary Bull Show & Sale
A Breeder’s... Veterinary Perspective
The Real World
Under The Gavel
The Final Word
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Cover Photography By Kim Harder
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In All Sectors of the Industry Thank you to our customers who made our 2013 Bull Sale one of our best during one of the toughest winters ever Thank You to J Heart Angus, Rimbey, AB, for purchasing Red Nordal Cardplayer 42Y
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Our goal is to produce cattle with as much performance as possible with little or no problems. Economics has forced us to take this objective more seriouly now then ever before. Then we want to be able to compare what we have produced amongst their contemporaries-at home and abroad. Using every tool available today allows us to achieve a balanced, trouble free result that will excel successfully in every segment of the beef cycle. That is our goal, this is our commitment.
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... Balanced genetic profile Sire: HF Done Deal 64T Reserve Overall Breeds at the 2013 SK Spring Steer & Heifer Show Langenburg, Saskatchewan Canada S0A 2A0 306.743.2840 Robin, Michelle and John Hogberg
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HF Done Deal 64T
... Oustanding phenotype, outstanding females. Sire: HF Done Right 125R Dam: HF Evening Tinge 99R BW 2.7
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Consignors... Gilchrist Farms Paradise Farms DSMR Stock Farm Bridgehaven Farms Cairnlee Acres Hawthorne Farms Rehorst Farms Inc Johnson Livestock Baby Black Angus Deer Park Farms
Upper Glen Angus Clairlane Farms Drumore Angus Farm Harprey Angus Tambri Farms Sunset Acres First Line Angus Highgrove Angus Wingrove Cattle Co.
JL Evening Tinge 1270
Sold to Bob May and Pembrook Cattle for $9,200.00. Pictured as a two year old
GF Unforgetable Mercedes 2U Sold to Blairs.Ag for $10,000.00.
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Sale Managed By T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd: 306-933-4200
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Black Angus Female Sale
Consignors: MAPLE LINE FARM
Ian & Joy Rudkin 905-718-5331
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Todd & Janet Moore 905-986-5018
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Sale Management... T Bar C Ca�le Co. Ltd. | Ted & Mina Serhienko | Chris Poley 4 3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 | P: 306.933.4200 | F: 306.934.0744 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.tbarc.com Ted: 306.221.2711 | Chris: 306.220.5006
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Canadian Angus Foundation
Press Release Canadian Angus Youth to Represent In New Zealand
The Canadian Angus Association on behalf of the Canadian Angus Foundation is excited to announce those chosen to represent Canadian Angus in New Zealand for the 2013 PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum during the Youth Program. Congratulations to those members chosen to compete on three teams of four – Stacey Domolewski, Taber, Alberta; Sean Enright, Renfrew, Ontario; Ty Dietrich, Forestburg, Alberta; Erika Easton, Wawota, Saskatchewan; Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, Alberta; Matthew Bates, Cameron, Ontario; Chad Lorenz, Markerville, Alberta; Patrick Holland, Montague, Prince Edward Island; Melissa McRae, Brandon, Manitoba; Austen Anderson, Swan River, Manitoba; Michael Hargrave, Maxwell, Ontario; and Jared Hunter, Didsbury, Alberta. Initially, the Angus Foundation had committed to sending up to eight individuals for two Canadian teams to the competition. After reviewing applications, the additional four students were made possible by an additional contribution from the CAA board of directors to financially support this program to include funding for three teams of four. “The CAF has committed to financially getting these teams to New Zealand for a couple of years now with fundraising efforts,” said Michael Latimer, CAA General Manager.“We are excited to send 12 youth that very well represent our Association and will surely make our membership proud as they compete abroad.” Chairman of the Foundation Doug Fee said, “The Foundation has been able to support these young people through the generous donations of Angus breeders and supporters across Canada. The primary focus of the Foundation is to enhance junior activities to encourage young people to follow a career in agriculture.” The CAF funds scholarships and activities for members of the Canadian Junior Angus Association as well as funding for the Junior Ambassador Program. “The international opportunity to learn from breeders in New Zealand is a unique experience, and it was very gratifying to see so many excellent applicants from all regions across Canada,” said Fee. Canadian Angus Foundation 142, 6715 8th St. NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 www.canangusfoundation.ca Phone: (403) 571-3580 Fax: (403) 571-3599
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March 3, 2013 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Judge: Jon Fox, Lloydminster, SK
BULL CALF Class 4 Born March 1 to 31, 2012 1. Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK with JOLO Fighter Jet 29Z sired by DFCC 32T Future Breaker 69W 2. Grant Lodge Farms, Edam, SK RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION with Grant Lodge Right Time 38Z AND RESERVE CHAMPION BULL sired by DBRL Right Time 14U Kelsey Knott, Androssan, AB with 4K Tailor Made 211Z sired by Class 5 MCATL Pure Product 903-55 Born February 1 to 28, 2012 1. Grant Lodge Farms, Edam, SK YEARLING BULL with Grant Lodge Paradox 10Z sired by Coldstream Paradox 73N Class 9 2. Family Ties Black Angus, Elk Born March 1 to 31, 2011 Point, AB with Family Ties Heritage 1. Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK with 13Z sired by S A V Heritage 6295 JOLO Simba 79Y sired by DFCC 32T Future Breaker 69W Class 6 Born January 1 to 31, 2012 JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL 1. Gordon and Laurie Rattray, Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK with Blackfoot, AB with GGRR Upward JOLO Simba 79Y sired by DFCC 11Z sired by SITZ Upward 307R 32T Future Breaker 69W 2. Kelsey Knott, Androssan, AB with 4K Tailor Made 211Z sired by PAIR OF BULLS MCATL Pure Product 903-55 1. Gordon and Laurie Rattray, Blackfoot, AB 2. Family Ties Black Angus, Elk Point, AB GROUP OF FOUR BULLS 1. Family Ties Black Angus, Elk Point, AB
BULL CALF CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Gordon and Laurie Rattray, Blackfoot, AB with GGRR Upward 11Z sired by SITZ Upward 307R
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BULL CALF CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL April Ockerman, Dewberry, AB with Red ALO Tony Travolta 3Z sired by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U
RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION BULL Jock Ockerman, Dewberry, AB with Red JOCK Cliffhanger 50Z sired by Red Viske Stalone 152T
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“Angus - Champion of the World 2012” & “Angus - Miss World 2012” The “Angus - Champion of the World 2012” and “Angus - Miss World 2012” competitions were judged from April 1-7, 2013. The competition consisted of 92 National Champions from 42 countries. It was run via the “Angus Breeder” page on Facebook and the www.angusbreeder.net website. The 5 judges were Serafin Sillero (Argentina), Martin Lill (Australia), William McLaren (Scotland), Andrew Maupin (United States of America) and the members of “Angus Breeder” on Facebook. Results Class 1 - Pair of Champions (South America) GOLD - Argentina SILVER - Brazil BRONZE - Uruguay Class 2 - Pair of Champions (Australasia/Africa) GOLD - Australia (Black) SILVER - South Africa (Red) BRONZE - Australia (Red) Class 3 - Pair of Champions (Europe/Asia) GOLD - England SILVER - Spain BRONZE - Scotland (Native Origin) Class 4 - Pair of Champions (North America) GOLD - Canada (Black) SILVER - USA (Black) BRONZE - Canada (Red) Class 5 - “Angus - Miss South America 2012” GOLD - 637 Alguil 2327 Victoria 44 TE (Argentina) SILVER - Rincon Muchas Gracias TE 1638 Del Sarandy (Brazil) BRONZE - 423 RP. 8 – Exp. Martin Lopez Oliveri (Uruguay) Class 6 - “Angus - Miss Australasia/Africa 2012” GOLD - PC Miss Stockman P182 (Australia - Black) SILVER - Trevone Park Whisperer C11 (Australia - Red) BRONZE - Roechama 02 77 (South Africa - Red) Class 7 - “Angus - Miss Europe/Asia 2012” GOLD - Netherton Blackbird K544 (England) SILVER - Ballavitchell Blackbird (Isle of Man) BRONZE - Rawburn Julie Erica F526 (Northern Ireland)
Class 8 - “Angus - Miss North America 2012” GOLD - DMM Miss Essence 61W (Canada - Black) SILVER - Dameron Northern Miss 0109 (USA - Black) BRONZE - Red Wildman Miss Stocky 001X (Canada - Red) Class 9 - “Angus - Champion of South America 2012” GOLD - Figari 27 Vidente T/E (Argentina) SILVER - Rincon Al Capone TE 1523 Del Sarandy (Brazil) BRONZE - 295 RP. 135 – Exp. Roberto J. Zerbino Gan. SA (Uruguay) Class 10 - “Angus - Champion of Australasia/Africa 2012” GOLD - Raff Empire E269 (Australia - Black) SILVER - Loumotta Sugar (South Africa - Red) BRONZE - BonHaven Botswana 10 55 (Botswana) Class 11 - “Angus - Champion of Europe/Asia 2012” GOLD - Oakchurch Diplomat 1 (England) SILVER - Netherton Mr Administrator K575 (Spain) BRONZE - Carinthia Ebony’s Mr Meat (Austria) Class 12 - “Angus - Champion of North America 2012” GOLD - Red DMM Glesbar Barndance 35X (Canada - Red) SILVER - Dameron First Impression (USA - Black) BRONZE - Southland Thriller 83X (Canada - Black)
Class 14 - “Angus - Miss World 2012” GOLD - DMM Miss Essence 61W (Canada - Black)
SILVER - Dameron Northern Miss 0109 (USA - Black)
BRONZE - PC Miss Stockman P182 (Australia - Black) Class 15 - “Angus - Champion of the World 2012” GOLD - Figari 27 Vidente T/E (Argentina)
SILVER - Red DMM Glesbar Barndance 35X (Canada - Red)
Class 13 - Pair of Champions (World) GOLD - Argentina SILVER - Australia (Black) BRONZE - Canada (Black)
BRONZE - Raff Empire E269 (Australia - Black) The competition raised massive awareness to the quality and diversity of Angus genetics across the world. Volume II of the competition will take place in December 2013. Future developments include using video footage as well as performance data. The main objectives of the initiative include creating more awareness, goodwill and trade between Angus countries by telling the global Angus story.
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Junior Champion and Grand Champion Bull Edwards Angus, Craik, SK with Edwards Pure Product 77Z sired by MCATL Pure Product 903-55
Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull Freyburn Angus, Oxbow, SK with Freyburn Alliance 69Y sired by MVF Alliance 165T
Reserve Junior Champion Bull Edwards Angus, Craik, SK with Edwards Windfall 469Z sired by PVF Windfall SCC
Reserve Senior Champion Bull Freyburn Angus, Oxbow, SK with Freyburn New Trend 141Y sired by Freyburn New Trend 66W
Junior Champion and Grand Champion Bull DKF Red Angus, Gladmar, SK with Red DKF Dynamo 23Z sired by Red U-2 Dynamo 7021T
Junior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull DKF Red Angus, Gladmar, SK with Red DKF Xover 7Z sired by Red BLU Dawn Cross Over 305S
113th Annual Calgary Bull Show and Sale March 6, 2013 • Calgary, AB Judge: Wayne Robertson, AB
Reserve Senior Champion Bull Hirsche Herefords and Angus Ltd., Okotoks, AB with Twin Hills Capacity 81Y sired by Peak Dot Capacity 318T Pair of Bulls Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB Junior Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Bull Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB with Lorenz Wanderlei 38Z sired by Belvin Wanderlei 25’09
Senior Bull Calf Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull Four L Cattle Holdings, Stettler, AB with LLLL CH Heritage 4Z sired by S A V Heritage 6295
Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB with Lorenz Wanderlei 44Z sired by Belvin Wanderlei 25’09
Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion Remitall West, Olds, AB with Remitall West Cargo 24Z sired by Remitall Wideload 595U Senior Champion Bull Four L Cattle Holdings, Stettler, AB with LLLL CH Heritage 1Y sired by S A V Heritage 6295
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Group of Three Bulls Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB Group of Five Bulls Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB
Recent economic news bodes well for beef demand and Canadian beef consumers. It’s equally encouraging for Angus producers. Data shared by CanFax, the Canadian source for cattle market information, indicated a major uptick in quality grades for the first quarter of 2013.
We saw a similar change from 2006 to 2011 in the United States (Figure 1) with numerous factors involved, but improved genetics seemed to be a significant factor. In Canada, more genetic focus on marbling could be a driver, and the fact that Angus genetics now represent more than half of all purebred registrations in the country has to be part of the picture.
The share of Prime was 1.7% with AAA (equivalent to U.S. Choice) at 60.2% for the 2013 first quarter. That compares to just 1.1% and 55.9%, respectively, a year earlier. Since marbling is the key driver of quality grade along with consumer acceptance of beef, all this suggests positive changes occurring in the Canadian beef industry. It’s starting on the ranch, and there’s evidence it has much to do with black Angus cattle. We have seen a jump in the percentage of Angus-type cattle accepted into the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand in Canada (upper AAA). In the first 90 days of 2012, only 15% of the black-hided cattle were being certified and accepted for CAB, but for the first quarter of 2013, CAB acceptance jumped to 23%, nearly half again as high. That indicates some phenomenal impact of Angus quality in the plants.
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But a third reason may be a critical catalyst: proper and sufficient finishing is allowing those improved, Angus-sired cattle to realize their genetic potential.
The level of fat cover or “compositional end point” at harvest has a big influence on quality grade, and we may be seeing slightly fatter cattle at harvest. Anne (Dunford) Wasko, marketing analyst for Gateway Livestock Exchange Inc., suggested that at a March feedlot conference in Calgary. “Cattle are backed up in their marketings,” she said, noting the direct tie to carcass weight. “We will still be marketing a fair number of yearlings into May, more than in the past. This, coupled with a smaller kill is a probable explanation.” Figure 2, based on CAB feeding and harvest data, shows just how much impact a small change in fat cover can have. The neat thing is that Canadian data shows the higher quality grade can occur without the negative impact (discounts) of poor yield grade.
Figure 1 - United States grading data Source: USDA (through mid-March 2013)
Since demand for CAB® is up by more than 20%, with Canadian retailers and restaurants looking for more product, that’s all good news.
Looking to the future, all of this says Canadian feedlots may be able to benefit from better quality grade, while adding carcass weight, but most importantly creating an even more positive eating experience for the consumers that support the North American beef market and make this a favorite source for beef worldwide.
This spring, March worldwide sales for the branded beef company set a new record, despite dwindling inventories of beef cows and cattle on feed. That would not have been possible without the strong upward trend in Canadian cattle quality. You might wonder why this is occurring. Figure 2 - Quality grade as impacted by fat cover Source: CAB Feedlot Licensing Program
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Biography: Dr. Colin Palmer is an Associate Professor of Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction) at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Palmer worked in mixed practices in Ontario and British Columbia and has owned/operated a practice in Saskatchewan. Dr. Palmer along with his wife Kim and children Lauren, Emily and Carter run a herd of purebred Red Angus cattle under the KC Cattle Co. name.
Perspectives on Artificial Insemination Artificial insemination (AI) in cattle is hardly new technology with reports of cows being inseminated with fresh semen dating back to the middle ages. English scientists were the first to freeze bovine semen in 1949 which facilitated long-term preservation and widespread distribution that is undoubtedly the cornerstone event responsible for unprecedented genetic advancement that we have seen over the last several decades. At one time, bull semen collection and distribution organizations were numerous. Mergers and consolidation over the last 30 years have resulted in fewer than 10 such establishments remaining in existence in Canada. Deregulation in the 1990s allowed the collection and freezing of bovine semen exclusively for on-farm use; without the need for lengthy health certification or accredited facilities. The number of cows inseminated in Canada actually peaked in the 1960s and has been in decline ever since. This decline should not be attributed to poor results, but instead is really a case of working yourself out of a job. The dairy industry has always utilized AI extensively. As productivity, more specifically milk production, improved fewer cows were needed; therefore, fewer cows needed to be inseminated. The beef industry was initially reluctant to embrace AI fearing that it would reduce the value of bulls. The proportion of beef cattle AIed in Canada and the US remains small to this day and is largely limited to seedstock producers. Without at least some AI it is probably difficult to remain competitive in the purebred sector. Advantages for purebred producers include access to new genetics at an affordable price. Not only do they have a chance to have progeny from expensive bulls, but they can inseminate a few cows without the risk associated with breeding the entire herd to what may later turn out to be a genetic disaster. Having the ability to offer progeny from a variety of proven and marketable genetic lines to commercial bull buyers is another benefit. Artificial insemination can also be useful for commercial producers. Yes, there are numerous top quality bulls being purchased nowadays by commercial producers, and few of us would argue the fact that a bull is more effective at detecting heat and breeding cows than we are – but there are advantages to be had through AI: 1) Uniformity of the calf crop – there is no way that natural service can exceed the ability of AI to generate large numbers of half-sib progeny in a single season. You could potentially AI 100 heifers, or more, all in the same day to a single AI sire. With a 60% pregnancy rate, 60 calves would be born over a 10 day to 2 week period; 2) Increased performance of calves – assuming that superior bulls are available through AI one can select bulls using highly accurate expected progeny differences (EPDs); 3) Access to proven genetics – many older AI sires will have 100’s, or even 1000’s of progeny with numerous sons and daughters in production. Semen from many excellent older sires may be available to commercial producers at a reduced cost; 4) Introduction of new genetics – sample a new line, or a new breed without buying a bull;
5) Potentially shorter calving season – complete your AI program on the first day of the breeding season and turn the bull in for cleanup a few days later; 6) Increased utilization of bull power – semen can be frozen from a valuable bull and used to inseminate more cows in a season. In addition, a successful AI program might enable a producer to keep fewer bulls; 7) Sexed semen – available from an ever increasing number of beef bulls. So why don’t more commercial breeders use AI? Probably because it takes too much time and is too complicated. Learning and perfecting the technical skills requires a short course and a great number of hours spent practicing with animals. For a beginner inseminator with a tank full of expensive semen, a long list of cows and no mentor, the first breeding season might well be his last. Twice daily heat checking gets old pretty fast; especially, if you have other jobs to do. I think the best solution for many of those wanting to try AI for the first time is to hire an inseminator and use Fixed-Time AI. Fixed-Time AI means that you pick the date and time you want to inseminate and then, with a knowledgable accomplice, you choose the most appropriate estrus synchronization protocol to fit your situation. The most popular and generally effective protocols use a vaginal implant containing progesterone called a CIDR (pronounced Cē der, like the tree) which stands for Controlled Internal Drug Release. Cattle will need to go through the chute 3 to 4 times including insemination, but each time through handling gets easier. Protocols can be completed in as few as 8 to 10 days and cleanup bulls can be turned in about 10 days later; sooner if parentage will not be a concern at calving. Most producers should be happy with a conception rate between 60 and 70% to a single insemination. Poor results are below 40 to 50%. Aside from putting good quality semen in the right place at the right time, success depends on a lot of little things I include under the heading MANAGEMENT. Cows should be at least 40 days post calving; 50 to 60 is even better and on a good plane of nutrition including an effective mineral program. Heifers should be at least 65 to 70% of mature weight. Facilities should be in good order and handlers should be skilled. Modified live vaccines should be administered weeks ahead of beginning a protocol to avoid inflammation of the ovaries that may reduce conception rates. All protocols should be written and times of treatment recorded. I prefer to use a 2 cc volume for each drug employed in the protocol to prevent dosing mistakes. Avoid including more cows than can be inseminated in a 4 hour period. Calving distribution to a single insemination date will be within a 10 to 14 window; however, it is wise to be prepared to handle 1/3 of the calves over a 2-3 day period. Failure to do so could prove to be a problem in the event of a cold snap. A successful first go usually leads to repeated use of Fixed-Time AI technology and the generation of many excellent herd replacements.
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Canadian Angus Association Announces New Elected Board Members The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to announce our new elected board members who will join our current board during the Canadian Angus National Convention in Guelph, Ontario, June 5–10, 2013. Bob Hahn and David Sibbald have been elected to represent Alberta and Tammi Ribey has been elected to represent Ontario. All three will serve for a three-year term. Hahn has been a purebred breeder since 2000 raising Black and Red Angus near Edmonton, Alberta. He has served on the Alberta Angus Association board for five years including holding the oﬃce of treasurer. Hahn is a high energy, visionary accountant with his own firm, Hahn Houle Chartered Accountants. “I see the Canadian Angus Association’s main focus being to grow the brand,” said Hahn. “Our customers being breeders, commercial producers and consumers will realize that we do have a quality product and will continue to improve the breed. CAA’s role will be to support each customer’s group with relevant information along with timely implementation Bob Hahn of policies and procedures.” Sibbald, who resides on his family’s operation west of Calgary, will also represent Alberta. Sibbald and his wife Mary Beth along with his parents and sons operate Triple S Red Angus consisting of 300 head. They also maintain a commercial cow-calf operation complemented by their seedstock herd bulls. Over the years, Sibbald has served in numerous volunteer ventures including president of the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society and recently elected 2nd Vice Chairman of the Calgary Stampede Board of Directors.
“I believe the future of the cattle industry is bright, but mostly for those who produce a quality oriented product based on genetic diversity and advancement,” said Sibbald. “Based on the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program and the branded Angus ‘green’ tags, we should constantly be developing partnerships and alliances with cattlemen interested in utilizing this value-based national program.”
From Ontario, Tammi Ribey was elected to join the CAA Board of Directors. In her home province she maintains a 400-acre farm in Bruce County near the village of Paisley. She has a 25-year-old veterinary practice with both large and small animals. Ribey has donated much of her spare time to the Ontario Angus Association over the past six years with a recent two-year stint as president. “My number one goal is to increase awareness of the CAA and its activities in Ontario and express Ontario members’ ideas and concerns during board meetings,” said Ribey. “With more than 400 members in Ontario, we need a strong, reasoned voice to keep the lines of communication open from our province to the national level.”
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A by-law amendment to add two board members to increase the number of directors to 12 from 10 was passed by the membership. The by-law has been forwarded to the Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for approval. Board members are elected by the membership within the province. Four Alberta representatives, three Saskatchewan and one member from all the other regions serve on the board of directors. Oﬃcers are elected from within the board. 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. For more information, please contact: Cassie Dorran, Director of Marketing and Branding, Canadian Angus Association 1-888-571-3580 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Harper Government Invests in New Technology to Support Cattle Industry An Alberta company will boost the value and use of genomics in the cattle industry with new trait identification tools. Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and the Honourable Laurie Hawn, PC, CD, MP (Edmonton-Centre) announced in January an investment in Delta Genomics Centre to provide genomics technology to the Canadian cattle sector in order to optimize productivity. “Our Government remains focused on the economy, and Canada’s world-class beef industry relies on the latest technologies to increase their competitiveness and grow our economy,” said PS Lemieux. “Using genomic tools for breeding and selection can help producers lower costs of production and deliver a better quality product to the market and boost their bottom lines.” “The continued success of Canadian agriculture depends on the ability of our producers to remain at the top of the pack when it comes to innovation,” said MP Hawn. “This investment shows that our Government is committed to the advancement of our agriculture innovation sector.” The investment of more than $575,000 will help Delta Genomics Centre accelerate the adoption of new genetic profiling tools that are more accurate, less costly and less time-consuming than traditional DNA tools. Potential future benefits extend to feed lot owners and processors, who will use the technology to eﬃciently pinpoint animals with the right meat qualities. These innovative tools use genomics technology to give producers the chance to look “under the hide” and make improvements to their cattle. Genomics, the study of an animal’s genetic composition (DNA) or “profile,” can identify valuable traits like disease resistance, carcass quality, or feed eﬃciency. Using new technology, the tools identify SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms)which are genetic markers that can be tracked between parents and their offspring. Trait selection for markers such as meat quality, animal health and feed
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eﬃciency can lead to a more consistent product in the marketplace. Similar technology is being implemented in other countries. The funding will help Delta Genomics Centre collect and analyze samples from the cattle sector for SNP testing. The samples and profile results will be catalogued for use by Canadian breed associations. “This project is an essential stepping stone to get the benefits of genomics into the hands of producers on the ground” said Colin Coros, VP Operations of Delta Genomics Centre. “It will allow our project partners to adopt a new sire identification tool, which is fundamental to using more in depth DNA profiles for genetic improvement of Canadian cattle.” This project is supported through the Agricultural Innovation Program – a $50- million initiative announced as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2011 and part of the Government’s commitment to help Canadian producers benefit from cutting-edge science and technology. The Program boosts the development and commercialization of innovative new products, technologies, and processes forthe agricultural sector. For more information about this and other Agriculture andAgri-Food Canada programs, please visitwww.agr.gc.ca. Additionally, the new Growing Forward 2 agreement signed by Ministers and AAFC last month will continue to drive innovation and long-term growth in Canada. Governments have agreed to invest more than $3 billion over five years in innovation, competitiveness and market development. For more information on GF2, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/ growingforward2. The AIP funding has allowed the Canadian Angus Association to convert to SNP technology for parentage verification testing at nocost to our membership. SNP technology is more advanced and also less expensive than Microsatellite technology. The Canadian Angus Association leverage d its own funds through the AIP program to be able to convert over 4000 historic samples to SNP, and to lower the cost of parentage verification testing from $30 a test to $12 a test. The Association believes that SNP parentage verification technology will allow Canadian Angus breeders to maintain extremely accurate pedigree records and guarantee customers superior Canadian Angus pedigree information. The Association has also been able to offer its members genomic marker panels (Igenity and Pfizer 50K HD) for half price through the AIP program. Canadian Angus members will be the first in Canada to receive Genomically Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs). For more information, media may contact: Media Relations Kajal Devani, Director of Breed Development Canadian Angus Association 403-571-3580 - email@example.com
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By: Chris Poley It is the second last day of April and this morning I woke up to a six inch blanket of snow. I was not shocked, as winter has not wanted to move on and leave us alone.The winter of 2012/2013 will go down in history as one of the longest and most brutal in recent memory. Our area has now been under continuous snow cover for six months and one week, and people are sick of it! Weather is one topic where rarely everyone agrees but city people, grain farmers and livestock producers all want to see sun and heat.
If average moisture comes to pass in North America, it will create ample feed supplies and calf prices higher Winter has had its toll on the beef industry. Cattle have than ever. We will then see another anomaly as heifer calf eaten through feed piles and green grass cannot come prices could surpass that of steers, as the long process of quick enough for most producers vying Mother Nature’s rebuilding a depleted cow herd begins. Very few heifers fury. I know for many, it is testing positive attitude and have been retained this year for breeding; last year there faith in the business. Prices are decent but not anywhere were thousands bought on speculation but with the hard near what many of us predicted. The cost of gain has feeding winter and feed costs, there was no money to be simply eaten up margins in the cattle feeding business. made selling replacements. However, this year I feel those However, remain steadfast in your commitment to the of you who have planned to do it again this year… will beef industry… I believe the change is imminent. strike pay dirt. There is an old investment strategy about selling when the masses are buying and buying when the Things are lining up for ample feed grains, reducing the masses are selling, as most people tend to be reactive and cost of gain by up to half; the US Corn Belt has gone not proactive. from a desert to a marsh. Producers are complaining about saturated fields that are too wet for planting, but As usual I like to throw my little tip at the end; if you have that region is more prepared for wet conditions than dry. not semen tested your herd bulls yet, do it now, as the A large portion of the Corn Belt is tile drained to manage winter has had a negative effect on more than just the excess moisture and there will be a window where corn feed bag. If you do not make it a practice to semen test is planted and lots of it. In Western Canada, seeding keeps every herd bull in your battery, please do so this year, as falling back further and further; producers are hopeful of I have heard some people have had more bulls fail than getting started by the May long weekend. Every week that pass. The time and money spent testing bulls is a drop in goes by will change seeding plans and the later it gets, the the bucket compared to the loss you could suffer by not more barley will be seeded. By fall we could easily see doing so… remember, the longer you wait the harder it is corn and barley prices half of what they are today; lighting to source the bulls needed, especially ones of quality. the fire that we have been looking for in the calf market. The record low cow numbers in the world (and let’s face it), substantial calving losses will only add fuel to the fire. Today’s Angus Advantage 31
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Canadian Western Agribition Introduces New President and Board Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) introduced a new leadership team at its Annual General Meeting, Friday, April 12 with the election of its new Executive Team and Board of Directors. In addition, CWA also introduced a new President. Reed Andrew of Regina, SK was elected President of CWA. Andrew has been a volunteer at CWA for 35 years. He is a long time commercial cattle exhibitor and served for 7 years on the CWA Board of Directors prior to being elected to the Executive Committee in 2007. While on the Board, Andrew served as Commercial Cattle Chair, Beef Chair, Trade Show Chair and was instrumental in launching the brand new Grain Expo in 2012. This is the first time in the history of CWA a second generation President has been elected. Barry Andrew was President 1980-1981 and 32 years later Reed is following in his late father’s footsteps. “It’s a real privilege and honor to be elected President of Agribition,” said Reed Andrew, President of CWA. “Agribition has been a part of our family since the beginning. It is exciting to be a part of the show as it moves forward.” Along with Reed Andrew as President, also elected to the Executive Team are: Vice President: Stewart Stone of Regina, SK; Members at Large: Bruce Holmquist of Kinistino, SK; Curtis Kuchinka of Regina, SK; and Bryce Thompson of Regina, SK; Past President: Bryan Hadland of Weldon, SK. Members of CWA also elected the following representatives to the Board of Directors to serve a two year term: Barry Young of Carievale, SK; Blake MacMillan of Nokomis, SK; Richard Harries of Regina, SK; Bob Jackson of Sylvania, SK; Courtney MacDougall of Regina, SK. Directors already on the Board, serving the second of their two year term are: Elmer Eashappie of Regina, SK; Doug Fee of De Winton, AB; Chris Lees of Arcola, SK; Carla Schmitt of Arborfield, SK; Jason Williams of Hanley, SK.
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Canadian Western Agribition Receives Generous Donation That Makes Huge Difference Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has learned that long-time CWA supporter Barry Andrew, who passed away last December, has left a generous bequest of $25,000 to the organization, which will be designated toward the Barry Andrew Family Scholarship. This is the first ever donation of its kind to the over 43 year old organization. “We are deeply touched by Barry’s generousity and support of CWA and the agriculture industry,” said Marty Seymour, CEO of CWA. “Not only did Barry believe in Agribition, he believed in agriculture and the importance of getting young people involved.” There is historical significance behind this unique bequest. Andrew was one of the founding members of CWA and served as the fifth President from 1980-1981. He was actively involved in CWA as a long standing committee member and livestock exhibitor. Andrew was the recipient of numerous CWA awards. In 2010 he was one of the first inductees in the Agribition Hall of Fame as one of the original founding members. In 2007 Andrew received the Chris Sutter award for exemplary contribution to the development of Agribition. “My dad gave his life to the show, and the show gave our family so much in return that it has become part of three generations of Andrews,” said Reed Andrew, son of the late Barry Andrew. “My dad wanted this scholarship to help young people advance in agriculture, but he also hoped it would encourage others to consider similar donations. We are proud our dad could give such a gift back to Agribition.” Students who qualify for the annual scholarship can receive up to $1,500 to be used towards their education in agriculture. To learn more about the Barry Andrew Family Scholarship, and how to apply, visit www.agribition.com For more information, please contact: Erin Lawson, Marketing Associate P: 306.924.9781 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Labatte 33rd Annual Bull & Female Sale MJT’s 19th Annual “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale
March 1, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Sale Results 69 Bulls 40 Open Heifers
109 Lots Grossed $622,750.00 and Averaged $5,713.00 High Selling Angus Yearling Bull Lot 56- Labatte Right Time 200Z sired by Leachman Right Time was purchased by Nielson Land & Cattle Ltd., Craik, SK for $11,000.00.
1st Annual Bar Heart & J Heart Bull & Female Sale February 19, 2013 Bluffton, AB Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results 33 Bulls 8 Open Heifers
February 9, 2013 Edgerton, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Results 36 Black Angus Bulls 23 Red Angus Bulls 45 Herefords Bulls
104 Lots Grossed 494,200.00 and Averaged $4,751.92 10 Commercial Bred Heifers Averaged....$1,437.00 Commercial Open Heifers Averaged $1,130.00 25 High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 100B- Duralta 307R Upward 100Y sired by SITZ Upward 307R sold for $9,750.00. High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 79R- Red Aspen View Pathfinder 79Y sired by Red D-Bar Pathfinder 17T sold for $6,400.00.
41 Lots Grossed $115,100.00 and Averaged $2,807.00
Six Mile Ranch Ltd. 38th Annual Bull Sale
High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 226Z- Bar Heart Spartan 226Z sired by LLB Spartan 255W was purchased by SHB Angus, Rearden, WA for $8,000.00. High Selling Female Lot 252Z- Bar Heart Lady Bate 252Z sired by Bar Heart Duke 7X was purchased by Remitall Farms, Olds, AB for $2,700.00.
Carlrams Ranching Ltd. 4th Annual Moving On Bull Sale February 8, 2013 Cut Knife, SK Auctioneer: Bob Balog Sale Results 12 Angus Bulls Hereford Bulls 34
Averaged....$5,625.00 Averaged....$4,300.00 Averaged....$4,284.00
46 Lots Grossed $185,600.00 and Averaged $4,035.00 33 Commercial Bred Heifers Averaged............$1,433.00 7 Commercial Open Heifers Averaged $925.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 78Z- RNRF Blackman 78Z sired by Fleury Blackman 47X was purchased by Dylan Farms and Ken Veikle, Cut Knife, SK for $9,100.00.
April 13, 2013 Fir Mountain, SK Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Results Red Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 72 29 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 18 Extra Age Bulls Averaged
$7,610.00 $4,548.00 $6,140.00
119 Lots Grossed $790,332.00 and Averaged $6,642.00 High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Red Six Mile Varsity Blues 14Z sired by Stewart Panther 19X, full possession and 1/2 semen interest was purchased by L83 Ranch, ND; Box X and Breed Creek Ranch, SK for $60,000.00. High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bull Six Mile & Co Northern Lite 93Z sired by MCATL Pure Product 903-55, full possession and 1/2 interest was purchased by Gilbert Cattle Co., SK for $14,000.00. High Selling Extra Age Bull Red Six Mile Hard Core 471Y sired by Red Six Mile Win-Chester 745W, full possession and 1/2 semen interest was purchased by Ter-Ron Farms, AB and Cactus Coulee Red Angus, AB for $25,000.00.
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M&J Farms Angus & Simmental Bull and Female Sale February 9, 2013 Russell, MB Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Results 14 Averaged.......$4,142.00 Angus Two Year Old Bulls 9 Simm Angus Two Year Old Bulls Averaged $3,622.00 20 Simmental Two Year Old Bulls Averaged.......$3,965.00 43 Lots Grossed $169,850.00 and Averaged $3,950.00 15 Commercial Bred Heifers Averaged $1,523.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 47- MJ Pioneer 10Y sired by S A V Pioneer 7301 was purchased by Mark Strutynski, Wroxton, SK for $5,800.00. High Selling Simm Angus Bull Lot 33- MJ Red Sting 41Y sired by BLCC Mr Sting 298W was purchased by A & C Huberdeau, St. Lazare, MB for $4,600.00.
Lewis Farms 28th Annual Bull Sale February 23, 2013 Spruce Grove, AB Auctioneer: Dan Skeels & Brent Carey Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services Sale Results Averaged $4,697.00 23 Black Angus Bulls Red Angus Bulls Averaged $4,009.00 16 45 Black Simmental Yearling Bulls Averaged..$5,607.00 Averaged..$5,239.00 49 Red Simmental Yearling Bulls Fullblood Simmental Yearling Bulls Averaged $5,788.00 47 Averaged $5,372.00 111 Extra Age Bulls 291 Lots Averaged $5,369.00 High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 800- LFE BA Lewis 344Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Ross Wilson, Vermilion, AB for $10,000.00. High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 702- Red LFE RA Lewis 3082Y sired by Red U-2 Dynamo 7021T was purchased by Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB for $9,400.00.
Brooking Angus Ranch Bull & Female Sale March 4, 2013 Radville, SK Sale Management: Justin Morrison Sale Results 10 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged $11,155.00 9 Black Angus Open Heifers Averaged $4,227.00 19 Bulls Grossed $149,600.00 and Averaged $7,873.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 1- Brooking Prosecutor 222 sired by Soo Line Motive 9016 was purchased by Come As U R Angus, Storthoaks, SK and CanadianSires.com, Carstairs, AB for $44,000.00.
Early Sunset 32nd Annual “Only the Good Ones Sell” Bull & Female Sale February 22, 2013 Edam, SK Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results 33 Angus & Simmental Yearling Bulls Averaged..$3,933.00 18 Open Angus & Simmental Heifers Averaged $2,167.00 51 Lots Grossed $168,800.00 and Averaged $3,376.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 7- Early Sunset First Class 64Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Lock Farms, Macklin, SK for $7,000.00. High Selling Angus Female Lot 52- Early Sunset Erelite 81Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Nordal Angus, Simpson, SK for $3,200.00.
94th Annual Pride of the Prairie’s Bull Sale March 4, 2013 Lloydminster, SK Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Results Black Angus Bulls 23 Red Angus Bulls 4 19 Charolais Bulls Limousin Bulls 6 6 Polled Hereford Bulls Horned Hereford Bull 1 40 Simmental Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
$3,039.00 $2,575.00 $3,374.00 $3,033.00 $3,617.00 $5,400.00 $4,433.00
99 Lots Grossed $368,350.00 and Averaged $3,720.71 High Selling Black Angus Bulls Lot 137- GGRR Camaro 9Z sired by S A V Camaro 9272 was purchased by Gordon Murray, Blackfoot, AB for $5,600.00. High Selling Red Angus Bulls Lot 99- Red ALO Tony Travolta 3Z sired by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U was purchased by Lane Lorenson, Elk Point, AB for $3,900.00.
Cutting Edge Bull Sale March 2, 2013 Rimbey, AB Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Results 64 Angus & Simmental Bulls
64 Lots Grossed $294,150.00 and Averaged $4,596.00 High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 27- Little Valley 638 Rito 28Z sired by S A V 707 Rito 9969 was purchased by MWC Investments, AB for $8,000.00.
High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 55- Red MAF Glorious 33Z sired by Red Redrich Glory Road 248X was purchased by Western Blend Angus, AB for $6,200.00. Today’s Angus Advantage 40
High Selling Angus Female Lot 12- Brooking Top Top 205 sired by Soo Line Legacy 7019 was purchased by Come As U R Angus, Storthoaks, SK for $11,600.00.
113th Annual Calgary Bull Sale
In Pursuit of Perfection Bull Sale
March 7, 2013 Calgary, AB Auctioneer: Don Raffan
March 7, 2013 Moosomin, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services
Sale Results 44 Angus Bulls Averaged............$3,772.73 137 $4,965.33 Hereford Bulls Averaged 181 Bulls Grossed $846,250.00 and Averaged $4,675.41 15 Heifers Averaged $5,516.67 208 Lots Grossed $1,004,850.00 and Averaged $4,831.01 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 224- SHEL Scotts Final Answer 54R sired by S A V Final Answer 0035 was purchased by Perry Farms, Calgary, AB for $7,500.00.
March 9, 2013 Yorkton, SK Auctioneer: Clayton Hawreluik Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
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$5,071.00 $5,868.00 $5,991.00 $3,972.00
105 Lots Averaged $5,675.00 High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 110- RRAR Upward 35Z sired by SITZ Upward 307R was purchased by Black Sand Cattle Co., Virden, MB for $12,750.00. High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 126- RRAR Detour 6Z sired by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 3W was purchased by Frey Angus, North Dakota for $15,500.00.
Range Ready Bull Sale
Sale Results 7 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 5 Angus Two Year Old Bulls 5 Angus Yearling Bulls 22 Charolais Two Year Old Bulls 9 Horned Hereford Two Year Old Bulls 3 Limousin Two Year Old Bulls
Sale Results 14 Black Angus Bulls 8 Red Angus Bulls 73 Simmental Bulls 10 Best Beef Bulls
Cattleman’s Choice Bull Sale $3,543.00 $3,360.00 $3,100.00 $3,523.00 $3,922.00 $3,467.00
High Selling Bull Lot 23- PK Monument 19Y sired by MH Monument 8148 was purchased by Richard Krausher, Grenfell, SK for $5,900.00.
March 9, 2013 OK Falls, BC Auctioneer: Wayne and Larry Jordan Sale Results Yearling Bulls 27 Averaged $3,713.33 3 Commercial Heifer Groups Averaged $1,308.00/head 30 Lots Grossed $120, 425.00 and Averaged $3,713.00 High Selling Bull Lot 16- Willow Legand 2041 sired by OCC Legacy 839L was purchased by 69 Ranch for $5,000.00.
The Black Pearl Bull & Female Sale March 10, 2013 Tisdale, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results Angus Yearling Bulls 28 Averaged Angus Two Year Old Bulls 7 Averaged 25 Angus Open Yearling Heifers Averaged
Standard Hill Connection Black Angus & Polled Hereford Bull Sale $2,850.00 $2,885.71 $1,676.00
Total Sale Grossed $141,900.00 High Selling Two Year Old Angus Bull Lot 69Y- Royal New Level 69Y sired by Royal New Level 19R was purchased by Brad Mievre, Tisdale, SK for $3,400.00.
March 10, 2013 Maidstone, SK Auctioneer: Jerry Hewson Sale Results 46.5 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 12 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls 5.5 Hereford Yearling Bulls 36 Black Angus Yearling Heifers
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
$3,236.56 $3,725.00 $3,200.00 $1,660.42
100 Lots Grossed $272,575.00 and Averaged $2,725.75
High Selling Yearling Angus Bull Lot 19Z- Royal Net Worth 19Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Harder Farms, Clavet, SK for $6,000.00.
High Selling Angus Bull Lot 6- Standard Hill Zeke 4Z sired by TC Aberdeen 759 was purchased by Jullion Brothers, Edam, SK for $5,800.00.
High Selling Yearling Angus Heifer Lot 35Z- Royal Pride Dolly 35Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Bellstar Angus, Lombardy, ON for $3,000.00.
High Selling Angus Heifer Lot 88- Standard Hill Lady Ann 28Z sired by S A V Bismarck 5682 was purchased by Big Gully Farm, Maidstone, SK for $2,700.00.
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Regina Bull Sale
Ward’s Red Angus & Guests 5th Annual Bull Sale March 2, 2013 Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 13.67 Red Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 5.33 Red Angus Long Yearling Bulls Averaged 1 Red Angus Two Year Old Bull Averaged 2 Averaged Black Angus Yearling Bulls 16.5 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls Averaged
$3,671.30 $4,379.70 $4,200.00 $2,150.00 $4,412.12
44.50 Lots Grossed $172,350.00 and Averaged $3,873.03 Commercial Yearling Heifers Grossed $15,750.00 High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Lot 18- Red C. Ward’s Ndamu Kong 13Z sired by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W, 2/3 Interest was purchased by KC Cattle Co., Saskatoon, SK and Double V Stock Farm, Mozart, SK for $9,000.00. High Selling Red Angus Long Yearling Bull Lot 26- Red J. Ward’s Bolder 122Y sired by Red Howe Bold Future 86T was purchased by Brian Mannix, North Battleford, SK for $4,300.00.
March 10, 2013 Regina, SK Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Results 4 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls 7 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 7 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 3 Charolais Yearling Bulls 36 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls 1 Hereford Yearling Bull 6 Limousin Yearling Bulls
High Selling Black Angus Two Year Old Bull Lot 67- Freyburn Alliance 75Y sired by MVF Alliance 156T was purchased by Ryan & Robert Reid for $4,200.00. High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bull Lot 74- Edwards Pure Product 77Z sired by MCTAL Pure Product 903-55 was purchased by Trevor Leippi for $4,500.00. High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Lot 88- Red DKF Illicit 60Z sired by Red U-2 Illicit 423P was purchased by Dean Degelman for $7,000.00.
ARDA Farms Bull Sale March 15, 2013 Acme, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Jay Davis Sale Results 63 Yearling Bulls 37 Two Year Old Bulls 414 Commercial Heifers
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$3,874.00 $4,522.00 $1,036.59
514 Lots Grossed $840,500.00 and Averaged $1,635.21
Duralta Farms Inc. 8th Annual Angus Bull Sale
High Selling Yearling Bull ARDA El Tigre 10Z sired by HF El Tigre 76X was purchased by Starland Farming Co. Ltd., Drumheller, AB for $6,250.00.
March 15, 2013 Vegreville, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 2 Black Angus Two year Old Bulls Averaged 25 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 20 Red Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 1 Simmental/Red Angus Bull Averaged
$3,775.00 $2,800.00 $4,435.71 $2,966.67 $3,472.22 $2,000.00 $3,150.00
64 Lots Grossed $220,550.00 and Averaged $3,446.09
High Selling Red Angus Two Year Old Bull Lot 40- Red Ward’s Nike 60Y sired by Red Letter Ike 28T was purchased by Jarrett Rolston, Delisle, SK for $4,200.00. High Selling Black Angus Two Year Old Bull Lot 43- Benlock Ulysses 77Y sired by SMW Ulysses 7U was purchased by Flying T Land & Cattle Ltd., Lloydminster, SK for $5,600.00.
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ARDA Predominant 220Z sired by Remington Predominant 260T was purchased by Castor Farming, Castor, AB for $6,250.00. $4,825.00 $3,818.00 $3,542.50 $3,000.00
48 Lots Grossed $178,950.00 and Averaged $3,728.13 High Selling Black Angus Two Year Old Bull Lot 109Y- Duralta 32T Paw 109Y sired by HF Bears Paw 32T was purchased by Brimacombe Farm, Bashaw, AB for $6,400.00. High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bull Lot 50Z- Duralta 80M Yellow Bird 50Z sired by Cudlobe Yellowstone 80M was purchased by Hall’s Cattle Co., Craven, SK for $8,400.00. High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Lot 91Z- Red Duralta Jack Man 91Z sired by Red Duralta 540R Big Jack 36W was purchased by Diamond K Cattle, Maple Creek, SK for $5,100.00.
High Selling Two Year Old Bull Freeway Heads Up 104Y sired by ARDA Heads Up 29R was purchased by Shady Lane Colony, Wanham, AB for $6,750.00.
LLB Angus 27th Annual Spring Spectacular Bull & Female Sale March 16, 2013 Erskine, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Results 99 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 23 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 7 F1 Bulls 74 Two Year Old Bulls 90 Black Angus Yearling Heifers 9 Red Angus Yearling Heifers 140+ Commercial Heifers
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$3,425.00 $2,930.00 $2,700.00 $3,685.00 $2,912.00 $2,889.00 $1,124.00
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All Canadian Speckle Park & Angus Bull & Female Sale March 17, 2013 Neilburg, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 6 Averaged Yearling Black Angus Bulls 12.5 Yearling Speckle Park Bulls Averaged 11 Two Year Old Speckle Parks Averaged 3 Proven Speckle Park Bulls Averaged
$2,533.33 $3,800.00 $3,409.09 $3,800.00
Yearling Black Angus Heifers Averaged Flush Averaged Units of Speckle Park Semen Averaged
59 bulls Averaged $3,770.00 High Selling Angus Yearling Bull Lot 45- Spruce View Kodiak 116Z sired by GEIS Kodiak 42’07 was purchased by Simpson Ranch, Calgary, AB for $6,700.00.
$1,762.50 $6,000.00 $112.50
High Selling Angus Bull Lot 38- Z-Bar Bell Ringer 26Z sired by Justamere 406S Bell Ringer 499U was purchased by Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK for $2,700.00. High Selling Angus Female Lot 53- Ravenworth Roby 23Z sired by Ravenworth Initiative 7X was purchased by River Hill Farms, Neilburg, SK for $2,000.00.
Hi-Weigh Charolais Breeders 31st Annual Bull Sale March 27, 2013 Neepawa, MB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 13 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 48.75 Charolais Yearling Bulls Averaged
March 20, 2013 Killam, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results
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Spruce View Angus Bull Sale
The Best of the Breeds 9th Annual Bull Sale March 24, 2013 Leross, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 1 Two Year Old Red Angus Bulls Averaged 9 Averaged Yearling Red Angus Bulls 9 Averaged Yearling Black Angus Bulls Averaged 3 Two Year Old Angus Bulls 14 Averaged Simmental Yearling Bulls 17 Yearling Charolais Bulls Averaged 8.5 Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls Averaged
$6,600.00 $2,644.44 $3,433.33 $4,800.00 $4,825.00 $3,332.35 $3,935.29
61.6 Lots Grossed $233,350.00 and Averaged $3,794.31 $2,592.31 $3,564.10
Total Sale Grossed $207,450.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 77- HBH Zepher 272Z sired by HBH Density 65W was purchased by Whelpton Farms, Brandon, MB for $3,600.00.
High Selling Red Angus Two Year Old Bull Lot 1- Red Twin Heritage Bentley 27Y sired by Red Six Mile Semi Auto 825S was purchased by Radford Ranch, Roblin, MB for $6,600.00. High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Lot 4- Red Twin Heritage Steel 56Z sired by Red Six Mile Semi Auto 825S was purchased by Keith & Jodi Blight, Kelliher, SK for $3,400.00. High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bull Lot 14- Black Ridge Replica 3Z sired by S A V Replica 9484 was purchased by Flaman Cattle Co., Vibank, SK for $4,600.00.
Double ‘F’ Cattle Co. 4th Annual Bull Sale
High Selling Black Angus Two Year Old Bull Lot 22- Black Ridge Resolute 20Y sired by Peak Dot Resolute 37W was purchased by Rafter 7 Ranch, Gladmar, SK for $5,000.00.
March 22, 2013 Prince Albert, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Results
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March 20-22, 2013 Wawota, SK
High Selling Angus Bulls Lot 35- DFCC 71X Slapshot 103Z sired by Duralta 4T Turbo 71X was purchased by Seven X Angus, Prince Albert, SK for $16,000.00.
Sale Results 10 Lots Grossed $35,400.00 and Averaged $3,540.00
High Selling Angus Bull Lot 1- DFCC 176W Shut Out 40Z sired by HF Hemi 176W, 1/2 Lot 4- GBT 973 Legacy 1111 sired by GBT 624 Legacy was possession was purchased by Leask Colony, Leask, SK for purchased by Rocking S Ranch, Kipling, SK for $4,200.00. $8,000.00. Today’s Angus Advantage 44
5th Annual Impact Angus & Charolais Bull Sale March 30, 2013 Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 25 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 12 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 19 Charolais Yearling Bulls 2 Charolais Mature Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
$2,848.00 $2,637.50 $4,128.95 $3,800.00
High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bulls Lot 47- JS Upwrd 27 sired by SITZ Upward 307R was purchased by Bar DK, Canora, SK for $3,800.00. High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Lot 5- Red Triple L Easy Deal 24Z sired by Red Wrights Easy Deal 5X was purchased by Randy Breckner, Colonsay, SK for $4,250.00.
Johnson Livestock Bull & Female Sale March 21, 2013 Peebles, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Averaged Averaged
March 19, 2013 Barrhead, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results
Total Sale Grossed $190,900.00 and Averaged $3,291.38
Sale Results Angus Yearling Bulls 135 33 Angus Open Heifers
13th Annual On Target Bull Sale
88 Yearling Bulls Grossed $310,050.00 and Averaged $3,523.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 1- DWAJO Paralyzer 10Z sired by DWAJO Final Domination 33X was purchased by Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK for $7,500.00.
8th Annual Working Stiff’s Black & Red Angus Bull Sale March 23, 2013 Moosomin, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Castle Rock Marketing Sale Results 20 Black Angus Bulls 12 Red Angus Bulls
High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 232Z- JL Kelly 223Z sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 1/2 Interest and 1/2 possession purchased by Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB for $37,500.00. Lot 69Z- JL Cow Maker 2069 sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 was purchased by Laird Edwards, Craik, SK for $12,000.00. High Selling Open Heifers Lot 280Z- JL Evening Tinge 2280 sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 was purchased by Adrian Rehorst, Teeswater, ON for $14,250.00.
High Selling Angus Bull Lot 10Z- Red BWFX Dynomite 10Z sired by Red U-2 Dynamo 7021T sold for $7,500.00.
21st Annual Bone Creek Ranch Sale March 22, 2013 Maple Creek, SK Auctioneer: Brent Weiss Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results 91 Two Year Old Bulls Grossed $414,950.00 and Averaged $4,559.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 51- TGA Blackman 1068Y sired by TGA Blackman 9136U was purchased by K&K Ranches, Eastend, SK for $11,500.00.
Lot 253Z- JL Ms Mia 2253 sired by S Chisum 6175 was purchased by BCL Genetics for $7,500.00.
17th Annual KBJ Bull Sale March 18, 2013 Clyde, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.
Spruce Grove Cattle Co. Bull Sale March 19, 2013 Tisdale, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Averaged Averaged Averaged
32 Lots Grossed $91,250.00 and Averaged $2,773.00
168 Lots Grossed $661,750.00 and Averaged $3,939.00
Sale Results 18 Yearling Bulls 1 Two Year Old Bull 12 Open Heifers
Sale Results 86 Lots Grossed $300,050.00 and Averaged $3,489.00
$3,463.88 $3,600.00 $1,966.66
31 Lots Grossed $89,550.00 and Averaged $2,888.71
High Selling Angus Bull Lot 65- Red KBJ Eberle 14Z sired by Red Cockburn 308U was purchased by Hector Romero Gonzalez, Nyarit, Mexico for $16,000.00..
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17th Annual U-2 Ranch Ltd. Bull Sale
Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull Sale
March 26, 2013 High River, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.
March 6, 2013 Brandon, MB Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Results Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Simmental Bulls
Sale Results 135 Yearling Bulls Grossed $810,250.00 and Averaged $6,002.00 High Selling Bulls Lot 67- Red U-2 Surrender 68Z sired by Red U-2 Dynamo 7021T was purchased by Weber Red Angus, Wagnerm, SD for $29,500.00. Lot 33- Red U-2 Magnum 168Z sired by Red Howe Magnum 169W was purchased by Brooks & Spain Red Angus and Silver Spur Ranch, Encampment, WY for $20,000.00.
High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 1- Red Mar Mac Indicator 30Z sired by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U was purchased by Kenray Red Angus, Redvers, SK for $12,000.00. High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 32- Mar Mac Answer 1Z sired by S A V Final Answer was purchased by Stewart Farms, Pipestone, MB for $5,100.00.
Ter-Ron Farms Get-A-Grip Angus Bull & Select Female Sale
March 28, 2013 Minburn, AB Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Averaged Averaged
March 21, 2013 Forestburg, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey $4,030.00 $3,765.00
60 Lots Grossed $228,550.00 and Averaged $3,810.00 High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 218Z- Minburn Wrangler 218Z sired by Minburn Wrangler 20X was purchased by North Point Farms, Peace River, AB for $10,200.00.
Mantei Farms Bull Sale
Sale Results 51 Angus Bulls Simmental Bulls 3 Open Heifers 19
High Selling Bull Lot 2- MFA High Prime 8Z sired by High Prime 4037 was purchased by Green Meadow Ranch, Estevan, SK for $4,900.00.
Wulf Cattle Canadian Bull Sale April 6, 2013 Listowel, ON Auctioneer: David Carson Averaged Averaged
$5,049.00 $3,500.00 $3,429.00
High Selling Angus Bull Lot 180Z- Red Ter-Ron Solo Cup 180Z sired by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W, 1/2 interest and full possession was purchased by David Mohr, Consort, AB for $26,500.00.
Wilbar Farms 18th Annual “Tools of the Trade” Angus Bull Sale
Sale Results 21 Yearling Bulls Grossed $64,850.00 and Averaged $3,088.00
Averaged Averaged Averaged
73 Lots Grossed $333,150.00 and Averaged $4,564.00
March 23, 2013 Alameda, SK Auctioneer: Farron Ward
Sale Results 9 Fall Yearling Bulls 14 Spring Yearling Bulls
$4,178.00 $3,462.00 $3,434.00
64 Bulls Grossed $237,000.00 and Averaged $3,703.00
16th Annual Minburn Bull Sale
Sale Results Two Year Old Bulls 10 50 Yearling Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged
March 20, 2013 Dundurn, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Red Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged Black Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged
58 Yearling Bulls Grossed $259,811.00 and Averaged $4,551.00 10 9
Red Angus Open Heifers Averaged Black Angus Open Heifers Averaged
19 Open Heifers Grossed $43,600.00 and Averaged $2,295.00 $4,056.00 $3,307.00
23 Lots Grossed $83,400.00 and Averaged $3,626.00 High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 9- Royal Adaptor DRCC 1065Y sired by S A V Adaptor 2213 2/3 interest was purchased by Hahn Cattle Company, Sherwood Park, AB for $12,000.00.
High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 901Z- Red Wilbar Cowboy Country 901Z sired by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U was purchased by Taylor Red Angus, Swift Current, SK for $14,000.00. High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 11Z- Wilbar Premium Product 11Z sired by Connealy Premium Product was purchased by Lacombe Research Centre, Lacombe, AB for $8,400.00.
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Wulfs Cattle 25th Opportunity Sale 2013
N.E. Source 11th Annual Bull Sale
March 22, 2013 Morris, MN Auctioneers: C.K. Booth and Ron Cunningham
April 6, 2013 Tisdale, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.
Sale Results 9 1/3 Angus Yearling Bulls 40 LimFlex Yearling Bulls 175 1/6 Limousin Yearling Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$7,258.00 $5,012.00 $5,717.00
224 1/2 Yearling Bulls Averaged $5,655.00 56 1/6 13 19 5
Limousin Two Year Old Bulls LimFlex Two Year Old Bulls Limousin Fall Bulls LimFlex Fall Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
$5,955.00 $4,769.00 $4,710.00 $8,000.00
93 1/6 Coming Two Year Old Bulls Averaged $5,645.00 317 2/3 Bulls Averaged $5,652.00 38 9
Open Purebred Heifers Open LimFlex Heifers
47 Open Yearling Heifers Averaged $3,691.00 364 2/3 Total Lots Averaged $5,399.00
Sale Results 14 Black Angus Bulls 22 Red Angus Bulls 5 Simmental Plus Bulls 3 Maine Anjou Bulls 4 Charolais Bulls
High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 36- Hall’s Outlaw 85Z sired by S A V Wallstreet 7091 was purchased by War’s Red Angus, Saskatoon, SK for $8,000.00. High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 21- Red Pasquia Integrity sired by Red Blair’s Integrity 29U was purchased by Alan & Micheal Polvi, Rocanville, SK for $5,000.00.
Chopper K Annual Bull Sale April 3, 2013 Alameda, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.
April 1, 2013 Wawota, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Averaged Averaged
$3,803.58 $2,886.37 $2,740.00 $2,633.34 $3,175.00
48 Lots Grossed $151,050.00 and Averaged $3,146.88
Eastondale Bull Sale
Sale Results Yearling Bulls 38 10 Open Heifers
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
Sale Results Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Pick of the 2013 Heifer Calves
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$4,004.77 $2,600.00 $4,900.00
High Selling Bull Lot 3- Eastondale Main Event 09’12 sired by Minburn Main Event 40W was purchased by Fred Lansdall, Leross, SK for $7,100.00.
High Selling Bull Lot 10- Red Chopper K Capacity 28Z sired by Red Badlands Capacity 37W, 1/2 interest and full possession was purchased by Ferme Louber, St. Marie, QC for $8,000.00.
High Selling Heifer Lot 50- Eastondale Forever Lady 03’12 sired by Cole Creek Black Cedar 46P was purchased by Jeff Brown, Brandon, MB for $3,700.00.
High Selling Pick of the 2013 Heifer Calves Lot 35 - Pick of the 2013 Heifer Calves was purchased by Spittalburn Farms, Purdue, SK for $4,900.00
Crowfoot Cattle Co. Red & Black Angus Bull Sale
Select Genetics Bull Sale April 8, 2013 Herbert, SK Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing
April 4, 2013 Standard, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Douglas J Henderson & Associates
Sale Results 81 Angus and Charolais Bulls Averaged $3,360.00 21 Commercial Heifers Averaged $950.00 High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 10- FRL Muldonado 14Z sired by FRL Muldonado 14X was purchased by Jeff Brown, Brandon, MB for $6,300.00. High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 82- Red RC Mission 532Z sired by Red RC Mission 59X was purchased by Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, SK for $5,500.00.
Sale Results 38 Red Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 48 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged 26 Black Two Year Old Bulls Averaged 20 Red Two Year Old Bulls Averaged
$5,542.00 $3,314.00 $3,496.00 $3,670.00
132 Lots Grossed $533,940.00 and Averaged $4,045.00 High Selling Bull Lot 65- Red Crowfoot 4 Aces 2193Z sired by XO Crowfoot 0102X was purchased by Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB for $30,000.00.
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Lords of the North Bull Sale
Stockman Bull Sale
March 16, 2013 Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Mike Fleury
March 23, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran
Red Angus Sale Results 1 Herd Bull 5 Two Year Old Bulls 9 Yearling Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$3,500.00 $3,220.00 $2,444.00
15 Bulls Grossed $41,600.00 and Averaged $2,773.00 High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 23- Red EKW Beartooth sired by Red SSS Boom Town 260D, 1/2 interest and 1/2 possession was purchased by Stan Friesen, Aberdeen, SK for $4,500.00. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 42- Red EKW Luner Liner 53Y sired by Red Howe Headliner 136W was purchased by Kelly Wall, Borden, SK for $3,800.00. High Selling Herd Bull Lot 24- Red EKW Golden Deed 10U sired by Red Towaw Indeed 104H was purchased by WCF Red Angus, Goderich, ON for $3,500.00.
12th Annual Common Sense Bull Sale
Sale Results Triple A Herefords Averaged $4,226.00 Windy Hill Angus Averaged $3,305.00 $4,350.00 Anderson Black Angus Averaged Commercial Heifers sold from $950.00 - $1,150.00 Triple A Herefords High Seller Lot 47- Triple A Turbo Power 24Y sired by Triple-A Max’s Turbo ET 1T sold for $10,250.00. Windy Hill Angus High Seller Lot 68- Red Windy Hill 1231Z sired by Red MRLA 61X sold for $4,800.00. Anderson Black Angus High Seller Lot 8- Anderson Reflection 1208 sired by MCATL Reflection 120-577 sold for $7,900.00.
Kuntz Farms & Hollinger Land & Cattle Bull Sale March 9, 2013 Balgonie, SK Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.
March 25, 2013 Vermilion, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results Two Year Old Bulls 52 Yearling Bulls 26
Sale Results Averaged Averaged
78 Lots Grossed $312,100.00 and Averaged $4,001.00 14 Open Heifers Averaged $2,250.00 High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 52- Everblack Tommy Boy 94Y sired by LCL Willie 2W was purchased by Bob Wilson, Vermilion, AB for $7,500.00. High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 4- Everblack First Choice 7Z sired by HF Choice 16T was purchased by Jamie Mills, Frenchman Butte, SK for $6,800.00.
48 Bulls Grossed $177,550.00 and Averaged $3,699.00 High Selling Bulls Lot 116Z- HLC 406S Supremacy 116Z sired by Justamere 253 Bada Bing 406S was purchased by 66 Ranch, Duchess, AB for $11,500.00. Lot 14Z- Red KF Raw Deal 14Z sired by Red Ter-Ron Realdeal 01W was purchased by Cactus Ridge, Webb, SK for $8,200.00.
7th Annual Thistle Ridge Bull Sale March 22, 2013 Taber, AB Auctioneer: Bob Perlich Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.
High Selling Open Heifer Lot 90- Everblack Blackbird 2Z sired by JL Noteworthy 8028 was purchased by Albert Boutin, Alida, SK for $4,250.00.
Sale Results 38 Angus Yearling Bulls 38 Charolais Yearling Bulls
Remitall Farms Bull Sale March 19, 2013 Olds, AB Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran
76 Bulls grossed $290,844.00 and Averaged $3,827.00 High Selling Yearling Angus Bulls Lot 38- TR Entourage 168Z sired by Red SSS Endorse 639X was purchased by Minburn Angus, Minburn, AB for $7,500.00.
Sale Results 66 Bulls Averaged $3,737.00 High Selling Bulls Lot 110Z- Remitall F Prospector 110Z sired by S A V Prodigy 8101 was purchased by Willow Springs Ranch, Westbridge, BC for $18,000.00.
Lot 17- Red TR Hank 53Z sired by Red TR Hidalgo 326T was purchased by Vyefield Farms, Burdett, AB for $5,500.00.
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15th Annual Crescent Creek Bull & Female Sale April 6, 2013 Goodeve, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results 49 Yearlings Bulls 25 Open Heifers
High Selling Angus Yearling Bulls Lot 4- Crescent Creek Chisum 12Z sired by S Chisum 6175 was purchased by Owen & Bryce Mawbey, Unity, SK for $9,000.00. Lot 17- Crescent Creek Einstein 68Z sired by KG Smart One 9116 was purchased by Owen & Bryce Mawbey, Unity, SK for $8,500.00. High Selling Open Angus Female Lot 63- Crescent Creek Queen Ruth 33Z sired by S Chisum 6175 was purchased by Kody Traxel, Seven Persons, AB for $4,700.00.
Blue Collar Bull Sale April 13, 2013 Yorkton, SK Auctioneer: Clayton Hawryluik Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. Sale Results 45 Angus Bulls 14 Angus Heifers
High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 15- Northern View Thunder 72Z sired by Connealy Thunder was purchased by Hi Low Angus, Pense, SK for $7,200.00. Lot 1- Northern View Pioneer 79Z sired by S A V Pioneer 7301 was purchased by Charlie Porter, Kinistino, SK for $5,500.00. High Selling Yearling Heifers Lot 21- Northern View Atalanta 70Z sired by Connealy Thunder was purchased by Charlie Porter, Kinistino, SK for $4,000.00. Lot 60- Parkwood Queen 104Z sired by S A V Lewis 8373 was purchased by Swan Hills Ranch, Swan River, MB for $3,400.00.
Bar-E-L Angus Annual Bull & Elite Female Sale
Young Dale Angus Bull Sale
March 14, 2013 Stettler, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey
April 9, 2013 Alameda, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.
Sale Results 48 Yearling Bulls 14 Open Angus Heifers 5 Two Year Old Bulls
Sale Results 44 Bulls Grossed $222,050.00 and Averaged $5,047.00 24 Open Heifers Grossed $82,800.00 and Averaged $3,450.00 High Selling Bulls Lot 18Z- Young Dale Zalman 18Z sired by Young Dale Xcaliber 32X was purchased by Geoff Anderson, Bethune, SK for $19,000.00.
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$5,633.33 $3,496.43 $5,220.00
67 Lots Averaged $5,155.97 High Selling Black Angus Bulls Lot 46Z- Bar-E-L Firin’ Up 46Z sired by MVF Frontier 17X was purchased by Freyburn Angus, Oxbow, SK for $13,300.00.
Lot 2Z- Young Dale Zeke 2Z sired by Young Dale Xcaliber 32X was purchased by Semex Alliance, Guelph, ON for $17,000.00.
High Selling Red Angus Bulls Lot 7Z- Red Bar-E-L LPH Zorro 7Z sired by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U, 1/2 interest was purchased by Bob Jensen, Leader, SK for $30,000.00.
High Selling Open Heifer Lot 77Z- Young Dale Kristina 77Z sired by S A V 004 Traveler 8649 was purchased by Maple Lane Farms, Hartney, MB for $10,000.00.
High Selling Female Lot 122Z- Red Bar-E-L Gloria 122Z sired by Red Bar-E-L Ribeye 103R was purchased by TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Barre, AB for $5,750.00.
Bowerman Bros. & Nesset Lake Bull Sale
Cockburn Red Angus Bull Sale
March 22, 2013 Meadow Lake, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Douglas J Henderson
March 25, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK Auctioneer: Scott Johnstone Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services
Sale Results Two Year Old Bulls Yearling Bulls Open Heifers Bred Heifers
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
$3,746.00 $3,443.00 $2,250.00 $2,650.00
Sale Results Red Angus Yearling Bulls Averaged $3,308.00
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Focus on the Future 9th Annual Bull Sale
17th Annual Signature Series Bull Sale
March 28, 2013 Alameda, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.
March 16, 2013 Brooks, AB Auctioneer: Don Peacock
Sale Results 11.25 Yearling Polled Herfeford Bulls Averaged 22 Yearling Simmental Bulls Averaged 6 Yearling Synergy Bulls Averaged 6 Units of Semen Averaged Open Simmental Heifers Averaged 24
$4,071.11 $13,670.45 $5,150.00 $725.00 $1,206.25
Sale Results 51 Bulls Averaged $4,224.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 39- Red Lazy MC Lookout 39Z sired by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X was purchased by DK Red Angus, North Dakota for $20,500.00
Sale Gross: $410,750.00 High Selling Bull Lot 22- Wheatland Bull 202Z sired by Wheatland Predator 922W was purchased by Diamond M Simmentals, Estevan, SK and the 202 Breeders for $102,000.00.
The Source Speckle Park Bull & Female Sale April 7, 2013 Lloydminster, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results 21 Bulls Averaged $4.504.77 7 $5,821.43 Heifer Calves Averaged 1 Embryo Lot Averaged $3,200.00 29 Lots Grossed $138,550.00 and Averaged $4,777.59
Lone Stone Farms Bull Sale February 22, 2013 Westlock, AB Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Sale Results Two Year Old Angus Bulls Yearling Red Angus Bulls Two Year Old Simmental Bulls Yearling Simmental Bulls Commercial Open Heifers
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
High Selling Bull Lot 31- Uneeda Zapper 13Z sired by Uneeda Walter 21W was purchased by Notta Ranch, Neilburg, SK; KaGer Speckle Park, Lloydminster, AB and Spot ‘N Sprouts, Neilburg, SK for $25,500.00. $4,390.00 $3,295.83 $4,407.14 $3,758.33 $1,405.00
High Selling Bull Lot 32- Red Lone Stone Fiddler 134Y sired by Red YY Fiddler 822U was purchased by Clearwater Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB for $7,100.00.
Hamilton Farms Bull & Female Sale April 1, 2013 Cochrane, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Results 119 Bulls 32 Heifers
High Selling Bulls Lot 52Z- HF Tiger 52Z sired by HF Tiger 5T sold for $23,000.00 Lot 36Z- HF Binghamton 36Z sired by Connealy Consensus sold for $23,000.00.
18th Annual Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale March 1, 2013 Brandon, MB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Douglas J Henderson & Associates Ltd. Sale Results 74 Yearling Bulls Averaged $4,150.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 11- Brookmore Upward 70Z sired by SITZ Upward 307R was purchased by Diamond T Cattle, Olds, AB for $10,000.00.
Norseman Farms & Bar CR Angus Bull Sale April 4, 2013 Swift Current, SK Auctioneer: Don Peacock Sale Results 22 Yearling Bulls 22 Two Year Old Bulls
48 Bulls Grossed $186,700.00 and Averaged $3,890.00
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Eastondale Angus Bull Sale
October 6, 2012 Lucknow, ON Auctioneer: Chris Poley
April 1, 2013 Wawota, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results Yearling Bulls 38 Yearling Heifers 10
High Selling Bull Lot 3- Eastondale Main Event 09’12 sired by Minburn Main Event 40W was purchased by Fred Lansdall, Leross, SK for $7,100.00. High Selling Heifer Lot 50- Eastondale Forever Lady 03’12 sired by Cole Creek Black Cedar 46P was purchased by Jeff Brown, Brandon, MB for $3,700.00.
$4,126.67 $5,720.59 $2,514.29 $6,125.00 $4,860.00 $865.00
57 Lots Grossed $254,550.00 and Averaged $4,465.79
McMillen Ranching 19th Annual Bull & Female Sale
Sale Results 33 Angus Bulls 96 Simmental Bulls 16 Open Heifers
April 20, 2013 Aneroid, SK Auctioneers: Bruce Switzer & Don Raffan
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$5,970.00 $6,796.00 $3,809.00
129 Bulls Grossed $849,450.00 and Averaged $6,585.00 Averaged Averaged Averaged
$4,275.00 $3,637.00 $1,080.00
High Selling Bulls Lot 11- Sandy Bar Fort Rock 32Z sired by Glendar Fort Rock 18X was purchased by Deer Hill Ridge, Fiske, SK for $13,500.00. Lot 13- Sandy Bar Objective Trend 17Z sired by DB Objective Trend 861 was purchased by South View Ranch, Ceylon, SK for $11,000.00. High Selling Registered Heifers Lot 223- Sandy Bar Lady 152Z sired by DBRL Ambush 33U was purchased by Tyler McCuaig, Swift Current, SK for $5,900.00. Lot 205- Sandy Bar Lady 414Z sired by Sandy Bar Ideal 185 was purchased by Henrich Ortmann, Wolf Point, MT for $5,500.00.
Cornerstone Bull & Female Sale April 20, 2013 Whitewood, SK Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: By Livestock Sale Results 25 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 21 Charolais Yearling Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
March 2, 2013 Carievale, SK Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer
35th Annual Short Grass Bull & Female Sale
Sale Results Bulls 169 Registered Heifers 24 Commercial Heifers 263
Sale Results 15 Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs 15 Open Heifers 14 7 Bull Calves 4 Cows 7 Embryos
High Selling Angus Bulls Lot 133- MRLA 49Z sired by MRLA 53W was purchased by Leeuwenburgh Angus, AB for $50,000.00. Lot 114- MRLA 24Y sired by MRLA 53W was purchased by Semex, Guelph, ON for $12,750.00.
Lauron Red Angus 22nd Annual Bull Sale April 6, 2013 Olds, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Results 55 Yearling Red Angus Bulls Grossed $203,500.00 and Averaged $3,768.59 High Selling Bull Lot 87- Red Sunrise SSS 8Z sired by Red Benchmark Express 027 was purchased by Shiloh Cattle Co., Craigmyle, AB for $8,500.00.
1st Annual Wiwa Creek Angus Bull Sale April 27, 2013 Swift Current, SK Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Sale Mananagment: Bohrson Marketing Services
46 Yearling Bulls Grossed $160,700.00 and Averaged $3,493.00 High Selling Angus Bull Sold to Double C Red Angus, Foam Lake, SK for $7,250.00.
Sale Results 60 Bulls Averaged $3,950.00 High Selling Bull Lot 14- Wiwa Creek Motive 221’12 sired by Soo Line Motive 9016 was purchased by Kim Paysen, Central Butte, SK for $9,500.00.
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Justamere Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale
Pursuit of Excellence Bull & Female Sale
April 15, 2013 Lloydminster, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran
April 2, 2013 Sedley, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley
Sale Results 30.5 Angus Yearling Bulls 4.3 Angus Two Year Old Bulls 4 Hereford Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged
$4,800.00 $7,650.00 $3,300.00
38.8 Bulls Averaged $4,960.00 High Selling Bull Lot 1- EXAR Fortify 1447B sired by S A V Bismarck 5682, 1/3 interest was purchased by 66 Ranch, Duchess, AB for $20,500.00.
Your Choice Black Angus Bull Sale April 19, 2013 Maple Creek, SK Auctioneer: Gordie Cameron Sale Results Yearling Bulls 48 Two Year Old Bulls 8
Sale Results Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls Black Angus Yearling Bulls Red Angus Yearling Bulls
73 Lots Grossed $364,600.00 and Averaged $4994.52 High Selling BlackTwo Year Old Bull Lot 40 Blairs Attraction 308Y sired by NLC Coming Attraction 2W, was purchased by Rust Mountain View Ranch, Turtle Lake ND for $15,500 High Selling Red Two Year Old Bull Lot 30 Red Blairs Sin City 95Y sired by Red Wheel Sin City 43T was purchased by Blairs West Land and Cattle Drake SK for $8000
High Selling Red Yearling Bull Lot 17 Red Blairs Cash 29Z sired by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R was purchased by Stuart Gilbert Stock Port IA.
High Selling Two Year Old Bull Bear Creek Ben 71Y sired by Bennett 56U was purchased by Ross and Cammie Anderson, Maple Creek, SK for $7,000.00.
Branding the Best Black & Red Angus Bull Sale April 13, 2013 Spiritwood, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Averaged Averaged Averaged
$5,358.00 $4,813.00 $5,696.00 $4,221.00
High Selling Black Yearling Bull Lot 6 Blairs New Generation 311Z sired by Duff New Generation 6107 was purchased by Soo Line Cattle Co. Midale SK for $8500
High Selling Yearling Bull DLD Upward 24Z sired by SITZ Upward 307R was purchased by Earl Grosfield, Duchess, AB for $8,000.00.
Sale Results Black Angus Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Red Angus Yearling Bulls
Averaged Averaged Averaged Averaged
$3,175.00 $3,890.00 $2,701.00
Sale Average: $3,039.00 High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull Lot 31- Red Stuart Pacman 86Z sired by Red Messmer Packer S008 was purchased by Gordon Sidebottom, North Battleford, SK for $3,600.00. High Selling Black AngusYearling Bull Lot 57- Four Bar X Rancher 51Z sired by Four Bar X Rancher 6W was purchased by Kendall Gabri, Spiritwood, SK for $5,250.00. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 48- Stuart Machine 219Y sired by BCAR Right Time 997 was purchased by Lone Spruce Ranching, Edam, SK for $5,000.00.
Triple A Angus Bull Sale April 1, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK Auctioneer: Scott Johnstone Sale Results Black Angus Bulls Averaged $3,202.00 Red Angus Bulls Averaged $2,309.00 Open Commercial Heifers sold from $725.00 to $1,125.00 High Selling Black Bull Lot 6- Lodge Front Range 14Z sired by Kesslers Front Range 7520 sold for $7,100.00. High Selling Red Bull Lot 43- HiLow Dynamite 5Z sired by Mohnen Dynamite 1356 sold for $3,500.00.
Today’s Angus Advantage would like to congratulate everyone on another successful sale season.
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20/20 Angus 24 Abacus Angus 36 Alameda Agencies Ltd. 55 Alta Genetics 55 Anderson Cattle Co. 22 Animal Health Centre 55 Arda Farms 36 Arm River Red Angus 24 Arntzen Angus 36 Arway Angus 32 Atlasta Angus 36 Autumn Angus Classic 2
Bar CR 24 Bar DK 24 Bar-E-L Angus IFC Bar-H Land & Cattle Co. 7 Bear Hills Angus 24 Beverly Hills Angus 24 BJ Cattle Co. 36 Black Ridge Angus Farm 24 Blairs.Ag Cattle Company OBC Blast Angus 55 Bootis Black Angus 22 Border Butte Angus 36 Bouchard Livestock International 55 Bova-Tech Ltd. 56 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. 56 Breed Creek Angus Ranch 24 Brendale Acres 32 Brookmore Angus 22 Bryces Bar B Ranch 24 Burnett, Bryce 24 Cadillac Stock Farms 32 Canadian Angus Foundation 15 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. 56 Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society 55 Canadian Simmental Association 17 Cattlemen Magazine 56 Chapman Cattle Company 36 Circle 7 Angus 24 Clegg Angus 36 Crescent Creek Angus 24 Crowfoot Cattle Co. 10 D & K Black Angus 32 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 56 Dayora Farm 32 Deer Range Red Angus 24 Deer River Ranching 36 Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses 36 Delorme Livestock 24 Diamond T Cattle Co. 36 DJ Cattle Co. 22 DKF Red Angus 24 Dodge Ram Truck 3 Dolittle Angus 24 Double “F” Cattle Co./Parkvista Hereford Farm 24 Double Bar D Farms 24 Drumore Farms 32
Dudgeon Livestock 32 Dunford Royal Cattle Company 32 DWAJO Registered Angus 36 Early Sunset Ranch 1 Eastondale Angus 25 Edwards Livestock 56 EKW Red Angus 6, 25 Everblack Angus 36 Ferme Wilgor Farms 55 Flewelling Cattle Company 56 Flicek Farms 26 Forsyth Ranch Ltd. 25 GBS Angus Farm 25 Genex Cooperative, Inc. 9 Gerlei Angus 25 Get-A-Long Stock Farm/Ericson Livestock Services 36 Gilchrist Farms 8, 32 Glen Gabel Angus 25 Glen Islay Angus 32 Glesbar Cattle Co. 36 Graham Red Angus 32 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 56 Gray, Dave & Carol 25 Greenbush Angus 22 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. 12 Halcyon Angus Farm 25 Hamco Cattle Co. 22 Hamilton Farms 36 Harprey Angus Farms 32 Hartford Bros. 32 Hi Low Angus 25 High Tree Cattle 25 Hillsview Farm 10 Ivanhoe Angus 25 J & S Cattle 6, 25 Johnston/Fertile Valley 59 JPD Farms 33 Justamere Farms Ltd. 11, 25 KBJ Round Farms 37 KC Cattle Co. 12, 25 Kembar Farms 22 Kenbert Acres 25 Kenray Ranch 25 Kuntz Farms 25 Lazy MC Angus 37 Lazy S Ranch Inc. 37 Leela Farms 33 Lewis Farms Ltd. 37 LiveAuctions.TV 56 Locust Grove Angus 33 Lone Stone Farms 37 Lucky 7 Cattle Co. 37
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M & J Farms 22 Macks Red Angus 33 Maple Line Farm 10 Maple Ridge Acres 26 Mar Mac Farms 22 Marin Cattle Presentation 56 McGowan Farms 37 McMillen Ranching Ltd. 26 Mcnab Angus 26 Meadow Ridge Ent. Ltd. 26 Merit Insurance Brokers 56 Miller-Wilson Angus 37 Minburn Angus 37 MJT Cattle Company Ltd. 37 Moose Creek Red Angus 26
New Force Consultants 56 Nordal Limousin & Angus 5, 26 Northern View Angus 26 Nu-Horizon Angus 26 Oak Manor Angus 33 Ockerman Angus 37 O’Grady Steel 56 Ole Farms 37 Paradise Farms Land & Cattle 33 Pasquia Red Angus 26 Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. 26 Poley, Chris 56 Poplar Meadows Angus 55 Pugh Farms 37 Red Rock Red Angus 37 ReMax Blue Chip Realty, Marcel DeCorby 57 ReMax Central Alberta, Greg Cripps 57 Remitall Farms IBC Remitall West 38 Right Cross Ranch 26 Ring Creek Farms Ltd. 37 Johnston Rivercrest Fertile Valley FI 12_Layout 1 13-01-02 2:36 PM Page 1 Angus 38 Rolling Acres Farms 55
Sandy Bar Ranch 26 Schaff Angus Valley 55 Scotch Line Farms 33 Scott Stock Farm Ltd. 38 Skinner Farms 26 Skyebrook Angus 26 Southview Farms 10 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus 26 Spruce Grove Cattle Co. 27 Spruce Ridge Stock Farms 22 Spruce View Angus Ranch 38 Standard Hill Angus 27 Stillman Photo 57 Stockmens Insurance 57 Stromesmoe Black Angus and Herefords 38 Sunny Grove Angus 27 Sunrise Angus 33 Sunset Ridge Red Angus 22 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 2, 10, 13, 15 T Bar Invitational 13 T Bar K Ranch 27 Tambri Farm 33 Ter-Ron Farms 38 Today’s Publishing 43 Triple L Angus 12, 27 TSN Livestock 22 Tullamore Farms 33 Twin Heritage Farms 27 Tyler Harris Photography 57 Upper Glen Angus 33 Vancise Cattle Company Inc. 33 Vikse Family Farm 38 Walnut Hill Farm 33 Ward’s Red Angus 8 Western Angus 38 Westwind Farms 10
Wilbar Farms 27 Willowside Farm 33 Windswept Acres 10 Wraz Red Angus 27 27 Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co.
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The past three months (actually the first snow hit in October) tested the stamina of every beef producer in the nation. This snowball effect tested virtually everything ... the feed yard, the fuel bill, the machinery, your spouse’s patience, the accuracy of your rifle when shooting at coyotes and those who moved their calving back to April, are now wishing they would have started in June. It makes me wonder how many old-timers may pull the pin and pack it in after this past winter. Travel throughout the bull sale season was not much fun, as a matter of fact, downright dangerous at times; breeders should be thankful to all buyers who made a special effort attending their sale or made their selections by telephone or the wire. Let’s not neglect the core of dedicated auctioneers, sale managers and ring personnel who had to be there ... driving hours and hours from location to location. The past three months also tested the bull market, especially after the record run in 2012. More bulls were passed, but more were offered and no doubt Mother Nature affected attendance. But what we saw, first and foremost, was the fact that there are fewer cows out there needing a bull. On the other hand, in sales where females were offered, purebred or commercial, demand was brisk and active. The events of spring 2013 boded well for the livestock industry ... bulls sold very well and most importantly we are still on the low side of a bull market with a huge upside. Barring a miracle, it will take most of the spring to get this crop seeded and we will have plenty of forage with an even fewer number of cows. The problem lays in supply and consumption, to be mainly accurate ... the type of consumption. We must realize that beef is a luxury item in virtually all countries throughout the world with the exception of a couple of South American nations. As Canadians, we are small potatoes in the big picture and net exporters consuming only a limited amount of high quality product we produce. Our largest trading partners are adjacent to our southern border, which is a good thing for the coming years; but our major packing plants are foreign controlled hence our markets are under the control of others. (We have been under their control for decades; we just hate to admit it.) We are all aware of the fact that the North American beef breeding herd is at historic lows and some analysts are claiming the restocking has not yet started. Beef consumption on this continent has been slowly ebbing while the Asian nations, in some cases, have risen as much as ten percent over the previous year. Canada’s largest trading partner, the USA, produces nearly one-quarter of all the beef in the world, but their economy is in the tank. The high unemployment in the world’s wealthiest nation has cash-strapped Americans avoiding restaurants where beef is a common entree and has them switching to lower cost, non-meat dishes, at home. At the height of the recession, the beef industry saw a decline in high-end steak consumption such as rib eye and tenderloin in fine dining establishments. A popular cost-cutting tactic has been to purchase ground beef, often times in bulk, instead of steak, creating what has become known as the Hamburger Economy. To balance their consumption ebb, exports from the United States have risen steadily to places like Japan, South Korea and Russia and the more expensive cuts, like rib eyes and strip loins that for years were consumed in country, are increasingly finding their way to affluent overseas customers who are expanding their presence in fine dining. The most positive factor of selling American beef to Asia is these Asian countries have very strong economic growth tendencies and can pay their bills. The most popular cut of meat in the United States is ground beef a.k.a. hamburger. We all know it is sourced mainly from cows, bulls and a quarter of each fat steer or heifer slaughtered. The majority of ground beef is sold in a paper wrapper and usually out of a drive-through window. As we are all aware of the many fast food chains throughout our nation and spread world-wide, here are some stats and trivia about the largest chain, McDonalds. (Source: Business Insider)
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- McDonalds sells more than 75 hamburgers every second - McDonalds $24 billion in revenue makes it the 90th-largest economy in the world - Counting $32 billion in revenue from franchise stores, McDonalds claims the 68th biggest economy, bigger than Ecuador - McDonalds hires around 1 million workers in the US every year - The Queen of England owns a McDonalds near Buckingham Palace as part of her vast real estate portfolio - Americans alone consume one billion pounds of beef at McDonalds in a year – five and a half million head – just a little under half of the entire cattle population in Canada - McDonalds is opening one restaurant in China every day - McDonalds services 119 countries and 64 million customers a day So why hamburger ... what is the big deal about ground beef! First and foremost, if you have checked at your local super market, you’ll find that they’re sure not giving it away and that it is rarely on sale anymore. If you have been through McDonalds lately, you will find that the burgers have increased considerably in price during the past year or so; yet the consumer continues to drive-through. (Trivia – ground beef from a fat steer will yield roughly over a 1000 quarter pounders.) Secondly, bull sales this past spring have shown us that there are fewer cows, therefore, with restocking, fewer females will be killed and shortages will hit the pipeline. It is a simple equation of supply and demand. The last thing I pull out of my freezer ... hamburger. When will this shortage occur ... very soon? How long will it last? Well ... I’m bullish ... for the next decade. The restocking of the North American cow herd will be a slow process as it is difficult to keep kids on the farm and labor and associated costs continue to rise every day. I anticipate trade from our friends south of the border (through their restocking process) will access breeding females, especially from grass bordering states. Purebred breeders and their associations have spent a tremendous amount of revenue chasing and documenting the marbling factor in beef cattle. Down the road, we could well end up with two grading systems ... one for the marbled white table cloth trade, while the other will be based only on cut ability and yield, with little to no fat requirement. Feeding techniques could change, frame size could increase, males not castrated and fed as bulls ... some breeds will benefit while others may not suit either category. The one thing for certain, that will not change, is the maternal aspect of breeds with strong maternal traits. But I do know that there will be tasty, tender, well-marbled beef at the T Bar Invitational and great fellowship as we try to raise funds for the future of our breed. Plan to be with us for a great event and remember ... a handicap is used only for an excuse!
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