Todayâ€™s Angus Advantage
Herd Sire Issue
Volume 9 Issue 1
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Bulls sired by the leading AI sires in the industry such as Special Focus, Imprint 8317, Connealy Consensus, Hoover Dam, Basin Excitement, Triple V Glanworth, EXAR 263C, S A V Mustang 9134 & S A V Brand Name 9115.
They are impressive!
April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK
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90+ Black Angus Yearling Several Calving Ease & Carcass Bulls
Dennis and David Johnston
Conquest, SK S0L 0L0 (306) 856-4726 (306) 856-2027 (Fax) Dennis’ Cell (306) 227-2344 • David’s Cell (306) 867-7959 www.johnstonfertilevalley.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Call or email for a catalogue
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Table of Contents
Exploring New Frontiers
Shows 44 72 76 90 96 106 110 118 122 122 132
Angus Remain Supreme Canadian Western Agribition Commercial Show Angus Champion of the World 2013 Gold Show Results Canadian Western Agribition Royal Agricultural Fair Press Release Zoetis Stockade Roundup Manitoba Livestock Expo Farmfair International Denver National Stock Show
As In Every Issue 82 A Breeder’s... Veterinary Perspective 136 The Real World 144 Under The Gavel 160 The Final Word
Cover Photography By Kim Harder
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20 Red Angus
31 Black Angus
Selling Red & Black Two Year Old Angus Bulls Bulls sired by Locust Grove Networth, Cresecent Creek Emblazon 109X and Red Nordal Aviator 389X. These bulls are a combination of low birth weight, caving ease and performance with high maternal traits.
Selling Two Year Old Red & Black Polled Limousin Bulls Bulls sired by Wulf Unfathomable and Wulfs Tuxedo. These bulls are a combination of low birth weight, performance and heavy muscle.
View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com Box 85, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Rob Garner: 306-836-2035 Cell: 306-946-7946 Email: email@example.com
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Close to 90% of our bulls sell to repeat customers. Why do our customers keep coming back? We offer solid, carefully developed bulls and unmatched customer service!
DRAW 163Z - S: Red NCJ Mystified 16X
SAI 302A - S: S A V Bismarck 5682
STS 308A - S: Wilbar Tigershark 420Y
DRAW 24A - S: Red Ter-Ron RealDeal 01W
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Clarke & Denise Ward
G.S. 707 RR #7 Box 39 Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N2 P: 306.931.3824 C: 306.220.6372 www.wardsredangus.com
Free delivery or receive $100 off if you take your bull home sale day Boarding plan Payment plan Volume discounts All bulls are backed by a 100% guarantee
Iain Stables & Jamie Van Cleemput
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Box 447 Delisle, SK S0L 0P0 306.280.4840 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
it should be the most anticipated part of any business, event or life in general. Sound breeding decisions are made a lot easier with all the tools available today. At Bar-H we are constantly reminding ourselves of what the future might look like based on the choices we make today. S Titlest 1145 has documentation now showing his value as a calving ease sire with profile and performance all wrapped up in one package. We will continue to monitor his performance along with other sire groups here at the ranch. Our objectives are simple, to produce problem free Black Angus seed stock with as much performance as possible having little or no problems.
S T i tlest 1145 Semen available through Semex Langenburg Saskatchewan Can S0A 2A0 306.743.2840
Robin, Michelle and John Hogberg
www.barh.ca Visitors welcome! 40 miles east of Yorkton, 9 miles south of Langenburg
Bulls available by Private Treaty
Bar-H Cora 32A sired by Titlest Thank You Hillary Sauder for your purchase! Todayâ€™s Angus Advantage Winter 2014â€ƒ 7
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Sale can be viewed at
DMM Trade Secret 36X
Red Howe’s Finest Tradition 20W
Wilbar Tigershark 420Y
Catalogue can be viewed at www.BuyAgro.com
Red Wilbar Tornado 385X
Bar-E-L Unforgiven 102U
Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205
Red Bar-E-L Double Deuce 198Y
Red Lazy MC Redman 63X
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on their success with
Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y!
• RBC Supreme Champion • Grand Champion at Canadian Western Agribition
• Grand Champion at Farmfair International • Grand Champion at Olds Fall Classic • 2013 Red Angus Show Bull of The Year
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94A - Kings Ransom X Thriller
49A - Upward X New Day
67A - Big Jack X Smash
1A - Tres Marias Patron X Battle Cry
4A - Fifth Gear X Vision
2A - Panic Switch X Battle Cry
Duralta Farms Inc. Sale Management T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. (306) 933-4200 email@example.com
Box 1058, Vegreville, Alberta T9C 1S2 Dave & Denise Dave & Pat Dwayne Phone: (780) 658-2619 Phone: (780) 658-2291 Phone: (780) 658-2049 Cell: (780) 208-4888 Cell: (780) 208-5667 Cell: (780) 208-2049 Fax: (780) 658-2666 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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Black Pearl Bull & Female Sale March 9, 2014 Edwards Livestock Centre Tisdale, SK
Youngdale Excaliber 32X
Rock Star 58X
Selling Yearling Bulls & Heifers
Royal Angus Farm
Glenn and Mel Sisson Box 22 RR 1, Ridgedale, SK S0E 1L0 Ph: 306.873.4882 (Glenn) Ph/Fax: 306.873.4890 (Mel) Located 18 miles North of Tisdale 2 miles West and 2 miles North
T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.
4-3342 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.tbarc.com Chris’ Cell: 306.220.5006 Ted’s Cell: 306.221.2711 Shane’s Cell: 403.363.9973
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2014 For Sale Private Treaty 24 THICK Yearlings
6 THICK Two Year Olds
RED EKW Burnin’ Diesel 5A WHY BUY FROM EKW RED ANGUS?
Our Breeding Philosophy
• no pressure bull shopping • high quality bulls • comprehensive data • excellent value • free delivery on the prairies* • volume and repeat buyer incentives
The Dam is as important to producing herdsires as is the Sire. We strive to produce cattle with a balance of structural integrity, performance, calving ease, optimum milk flow and muscle.
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Guest Consigning to Cattleman’s Connection March 7, 2014 Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB 28 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Consigned
All bulls will have a semen evaluation, breeding soundness exam and carcass evaluated
HBH Arthur 311A
HBH Anchor 303A
Brookmore Cactus Jack X Chisum
HBH Armery 359A
TC Aberdeen X Upward
BW 80 lbs 205 DW 833 lbs 365 DW 1503 lbs BW 75 lbs 205 DW 848 lbs 365 DW 1475 lbs BW 2.1 WW 60 YW 106 MILK 29 TM 59 BW 1.0 WW 64 YW 110 MILK 36 TM 68
HBH Arnie 354A
Wilde’s Armor X Bismarck
BW 84 lbs 205 DW 824 lbs 365 DW 1431 lbs BW 1.8 WW 58 YW 95 MILK 20 TM 49
HBH Adler 25A
Connealy Imprint X MVF Extra
BW 79 lbs 205 DW 759 lbs 365 DW 1348 lbs BW 1.2 WW 49 YW 85 MILK 19 TM 44
HBH Heritage X Kembar Freedom
BW 93 lbs 205 DW 729 lbs 365 DW 1477 lbs BW 5.5 WW 51 YW 87 MILK 21 TM 47
Thank You to Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. and Midnight Oil Cattle Co. for purchasing HBH heifers at the Keystone Klassic Sale.
Stop by the farm to see the bulls and have a visit! Manager - Barb Airey Oak River, MB 204 566 2134 204 761 1851 Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 27
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r3 scotch cap l547
D: justamere l547 rosebud 834t
justamere 251h rosebud 399n remitall keepsake 143l BW: 2.8 WW: 37 YW: 71 Milk: 24 TM: 43 CE: 2.5 MCE: 5.0
EXAR Master 253
S: Justamere 253 bada bing 406s
RED COCKBURN HALFTIME 339A sire: Red SSS Breakout 114Y dam’s sire: Red T-S Patriot 84K
RED COCKBURN BUCKET LIST 367A sire: Red Cockburn Ribeye 308U dam’s sire: Red Cockburn Pinnacle 20H
RED COCKBRUN OPEN COUNTRY 370A sire: Red Lazy mc cc Detour 2W dam’s sire: Red Ter-Ron Tornado 157M
RED COCKBURN ALCATRAZ 394A sire: Red SSS Breakout 114Y dam’s sire: Red SSS Boomer 803B
"Our goal is to provide functional, soundcattle that fit the needs of the livestock industry today!"
WARD COCKBURN BRIERCREST, SK (306) 631-9490
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FGAF captain 306A
Yves et Diane Gagnon
426 route 315, Chénéville, Quebec J0V 1E0 Tel: 819-428-3502 Fax: 819-428-4967 email@example.com
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All Canadian Speckle Park & Angus Bull & Female Sale March 26, 2014 Neilburg, SK
Remington Old Post 827W View the catalogue online at
Sealin Creek Eric 5Y
Semen packages available! Sealin Creek Eric 5Y As a yearling
RNRF Rito 805X
Z-Bar Angus Ltd. David & Carol Gray
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Head North East and let us show you the way to more performance and more profit.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM Edwards Livestock Center (7.5 Miles South of Tisdale on Hwy #35) Red Sires Including...
Soo Line Motive 9016
Red Lazy MC Hustle 18T Six Mile Full Throttle 171T Red Brylor Toast 30T Red Wraz Eagle 89W Red Blair’s Integrity 29U
Red Six Mile Full Throttle 171T
Black Sires Including... S A V Wall Street 7091 Soo Line Motive 9016 NLC Broker
Red Lazy MC Hustle 18T
Charolais Sires Including... Sparrows Birmingham VFF Time Out
S A V Wall Street
Sale will feature: • 20 Red Angus Bulls • 20 Black Angus Bulls • 10 Maine / Simmental Bulls • 10 Charolais Bulls
View the catalogue online at: www.buyagro.com
Hall’s Cattle Co.
RR 2. Craven, SK S0G 2W0 306-775-2900 Cell: 306-533-8416
Temple Farms (Brian Temple)
Box 171, Carrot River, SK S0E 0L0 Ph: 306-768-3218
Pasquia Red Angus
Box 526, Carrot River, SK S0E 0L0 Ph: 306-768-2966 Fax: 306-768-3019 email@example.com
T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.
4-3342 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tbarc.com Ted’s Cell: 306-221-2711 Chris’ Cell: 306-220-5006 Shane’s Cell: 403-363-9973 Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 37
WOS 24A ̴ Sire S Chisum 6175 ̴
Crescent Creek Angus 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale
BW 90 lbs. WOS 145A ̴ Sire Mc Cumber 8R101 Rito 1136 ̴
Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:00 PM
1 mile east & 3 miles north of Goodeve, SK BW 90 lbs.
DTZ 105A ̴ Mc Cumber 8R101 Rito 1136 ̴
• Largest selection of
- 60 Black Angus Yearling Bulls
S Chisum 6175 sons to sell
- 40 Open Replacement Heifers - The heart of our replacement pen featuring rare Chisum daughters
• Featuring sons of
KG Smart One 9116
• Proven calving ease sons
BW 86 lbs.
of Crescent Creek Pacesetter 16U
• First sons of Mc Cumber 8R101 Rito 1136
WOS 10A ̴ Sire S Chisum 6175 ̴
(Grandson of Rito 707)
• All bulls semen tested and ultrasounded • Performance data available • Delivery arranged or sale day pick up receive a $75 discount
BW 92 lbs.
Contact The Olynyks
Wes, Kim & Family Box 192, Goodeve, SK S0A 1C0 PH: (306) 876-4420 · Cell: (306) 728-8284 Irene Box 103, Goodeve, SK S0A 1C0 PH: (306) 876-4400 OBI (Rob Holowaychuk) (780) 916-2628 crescentcreekangus.com · email@example.com Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 38
Bull & Female videos available March 10. Check online or view at www.CattleinMotion.com
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Made for the Front Pasture CITY LIGHTS SHOWTIME 101Y THANK YOU TO ALL THE BREEDERS WHO SUPPORTED OUR PROGRAM LAST YEAR
JIM, BRENT, SCOTT WALKER AND FAMILIES PHONE: 519.824.0796 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
INQUIRIES AND VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME
HF TIGER 5T X B C C-J C L EMBLAZON 038-287 SENIOR CHAMPION BULL RWAF 2013 RESERVE CHAMPION BRAMPTON PREVIEW 2013 OWNED WITH HARVEST ANGUS SEMEN AVAILABLE CONTACT WALKERBRAE OR TOM DE WAAL
HARVEST ANGUS TOM AND CAROLYN DE WAAL PHONE: 250 960 0022
GF BLACKBIRD 801A
CONNEALY FINAL PRODUCT X S A V NET WORTH 4200
MCATL PURE PRODUCT 903-55 X STALBURN MERCIFUL 52M
PHENOTYPE TO BOOT TOP OF BREED PERFORMANCE EMBRYO INQUIRIES WELCOME CONTACT WALKERBRAE FARMS
SHOW BULL CALF AND RUNNER-UP SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR ‘13 GRAND CHAMPION BULL BRAMPTON PREVIEW 2013 SENIOR CHAMPION BULL CALF RWAF 2013 WALKERBRAE’S NEW HERD SIRE
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Get-A-Grip Bull & Select Female Sale March 20, 2014
Sons and half brothers of 2013 RBC Supreme Champion Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y sell!
RRF 770A Longitude X Big League
RRF 238A Longitude X New Trend
RPAH 34A Park Place X Kingman
HFX 1A Park Place X Panama
HFX 094X Park Place X Heavy
HFX 031A Park Place X Pathfinder
HFX 123A Big Sky x Cigar
HFX 39A Duke X Kingman
HFX 21A Park Place X Rockafeller
For videos or more information visit www.ter-ronfarms.com or www.redrichfarms.com Follow us on
Rob & Maureen Adams Terry & Sharon Adams 780-582-3720 780-582-2109 C: 780-385-0849 C: 780-385-1189 Box 634 Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 www.ter-ronfarms.com
Bill & Tracy Dietrich 780-889-2259 Bill’s Cell: 780-608-7173 Ty’s Cell:780-385-0030 Box 30 Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 www.redrichfarms.com
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Powerful in 2013... Angus Remain Supreme The Supreme championships on the summer and fall circuits continue to be the highlights of the shows and exhibitions. Thanks to the show committees for their efforts and hard work finding sponsorships and prizes to go with the titles and bragging rights. In 2013, the Angus breed maintained its dominant position to be Supreme in the beef industry!
AGRIBITION - Regina, Saskatchewan
The RBC Supreme Challenge considered by most as the Super Bowl of livestock shows was captured by Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y, a February 22, 2011 son of Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T. Bred by Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, Saskatchewan,” Longitude” was co-owned and exhibited by Redrich Farms, Forestburg, Alberta.
The Supreme Champion in the First Lady Classic was Copper Crk Lady 1207, a January 18, 2012 daughter of Plainview Lutton E102. She was exhibited by Michelson Land and Cattle, Ituna, Saskatchewan and Mainstream Genetics, Watrous, Saskatchewan.
The Supreme Champion in the First Lady Classic Futurity was DMM Miss Essence 14Y, a January 8, 2011 daughter of Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with her heifer calf at foot, DMM Miss Essence 7A, born January 3, 2013 and sired by SOO Line Kodiak 0126. The winning pair were an entry of Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, Alberta.
The Supreme Reserve Champion in the First Lady Classic Futurity was EXAR Blackbird 1916, a January 22, 2011 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682 with her heifer calf at foot, Justamere 244Y Blackbird 423A, born January 23, 2013 and sired by Justamere 422 Impact 244Y. EXAR Blackbird 1916, bred by Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma, was shown and owned by Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
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In the Canadian Junior Beef Extreme Show, Jaelayne Wilson, Bashaw, Alberta was declared Supreme with her pair, DMM Miss Essence 14Y, a January 8, 2011 daughter of Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with her heifer calf at foot, DMM Miss Essence 7A, born January 3, 2013 and sired by SOO Line Kodiak 0126.
In the Canadian Junior Beef Extreme Bred and Owned Show, the Champion was exhibited by Chance Jackson, Sedley, Saskatchewan, with CCCJ Tibbie 6Y, a January 28, 2011 daughter of SOO Line Motive 9016 and her heifer calf at foot, CCCJ Tibbie 12A, born January 28, 2013 and sired by Connealy Right Answer 746.
The Canadian Junior Beef Extreme Bred and Owned Canadian Junior Angus Breeder, Becky Domolewski, Taber, Show Reserve Champion was an entry of Jennifer Jones, Alberta won the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Lloydminster, Saskatchewan with Ponderosa Jenn’s 1406 Competition representing Lakeland College, Vermilion, Fay 135A, a January 24, 2013 daughter of EXAR First Class Alberta. She was awarded a $2500.00 scholarship and 1406B. was one of the judges in the First Lady Classic. She is the daughter of Doug and Cheryl Domolewski who own and operate C.D. Land & Cattle.
THE IPE - Armstrong, British Columbia
The Supreme Champion Bull at the 2013 Interior Provincial Exhibition was Red T-K Recoil 72Y, a March 29, 2011 son of Red Bar-E-L Warden 144W. “Recoil” was bred by Kevin Dorrance, T-K Angus, Wawota, Saskatchewan and co-owned and exhibited by Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, Alberta and Dwajo Angus, Camp Creek, Alberta. Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 45
FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL - Edmonton, Alberta
The Supreme Champion Bull at 2013 Farmfair International was awarded to HF Thunderbird 146Y, a January 20, 2011 son of HF Tiger 5T. “Thunderbird,” bred by Hamilton Farms, is owned and exhibited by Tanya Belsham, Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, British Columbia.
The Supreme Champion Legends of the Fall heifer calf was awarded to DMM TR Lady Essence 13A, a January 8, 2013 daughter of DMM Riptide 50Y. She is owned and exhibited by Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, Alberta.
Lee and Dawn Wilson and Family, Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, Alberta added to their dealership capturing Supreme Champion Female with DMM Miss Essence 14Y, a January 8, 2011 daughter of Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with her heifer calf at foot, DMM Miss Essence 7A, born January 3, 2013 and sired by Soo Line Kodiak 0126. Miller Wilson swept the 2011 and 2012 competitions.
The Supreme Champion Legends of the Fall bull calf was won by DMM Brick 48A, a February 9, 2013 son of Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S. “Brick” is owned and exhibited by Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, Alberta.
In the UFA Junior Futurity, the Overall Grand Champion and the Grand Champion Open Junior was won by Laurie Morasch, Bassano, Alberta. Her entry was Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y, a February 7, 2011 daughter of Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U with Red Lazy MC Rope Burn 104A at foot. “Rope Burn” is a February 10, 2013 son of Red Lazy MC Forum 223Y. Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 46
Manitoba Livestock Expo - Brandon, Manitoba
The Supreme Grand Champion Bull in the Breed Extravaganza was Northern View SMW Gustov 3Z, a January 21, 2012 son of Remitall H Rachis 21R. “Gustov” was bred by Alvin Frick, Northern View Angus, Duff, Saskatchewan and is owned with Wagner Angus, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, Manitoba captured the CIBC Little Lady Classic with SCC Lady Blossom 25A, a January 28, 2013 daughter of Styles Upgrade J59.
Blake’s Red Angus, McCord, Saskatchewan was awarded Reserve Grand Champion in the Jackpot Bull Show. Their entry Red Blake’s Ground Force 8A was a January 11, 2013 son of Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W.
STOCKADE ROUNDUP - Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
The Supreme Champion Female at the 2013 Stockade Roundup Show was won by Jennifer Jones, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Her entry was JEN 527S Fay 106X, a February 4, 2010 daughter of Justamere 1118 Revolution 527S and her heifer calf at side, Ponderosa Jenn’s 1406 Fay 135A, a January 24, 2013 daughter of EXAR First Class 1406B.
The Supreme Champion in the Junior Exhibitor Show was won by Tyra Fox of Lloydminster. Her entry was EXAR Blackbird 1916, a January 22, 2011 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682 with her heifer calf at foot, Justamere 244Y Blackbird 423A, born January 23, 2013 and sired by Justamere 422 Impact 244Y.
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Focus on the Future Bull Sale
Selling 30 Red & Black Simmental Herd Builders - Purebred & Simm Angus Wheatland Bull 364A
Lock N Load X Wheatland Lady 752T
Wheatland Circuit Breaker 325A
Tried - Tested - True Wheatland High Voltage X Wheatland Lady 81X
Wheatland Bull 319A
Wheatland High Octane X Wheatland Lady 168Y
In The Ring - In The Pasture - In The Progeny
All Grand Champion Females at the 4 major shows sired by different Wheatland bulls.
Vernon, Denise, Riley & Cody-Ray Lafrentz Ph: 306.634.7765 Cell: 306.421.2297 Email: email@example.com
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20th Annual Bull Sale with select females
Saturday, March 1, 2014
at the ranch, Carievale, SK • Semen Tested & Guaranteed • Sight Unseen Buyers Program can’t make it sale day, take advantage of our SUS Purchasing • Large Sire Groups 1/2 & 3/4 Brothers • Free Delivery in Western Canada cost share to the east (our trailer is most likely going right past your gate!) • Volume Discount • Extra Age Bulls “20 Fall Born Bulls & January/February Born Yearlings”
Your One Stop Bull Shop For Outcross Angus & Simmental Genetics
For catalogues, videos or more information please contact us! view catalogue at
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Everblack Kodiak 1W
Main Street 146S
Other Feature Sires: MJLC Boomer 19Y, MJLC Baloo 64X, Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV, Red U-2 Dynamo 7021T, Red WWF Ambush 197S
Champion Charolais Bull. Call them at (306) 677-2589
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It was the enthusiasm of the Beef Cattle Manager, Cletus Sehn, of research being pursued, that stimulated me to share (with the livestock industry) the work and nature of the Canada Agriculture Research Centre at Lacombe, Alberta. I, as many others like me, drive by and assume the facility is just another government arm using up our hard earned tax dollars. After a little research on the history of the Research Centre, I came to realize that the role they have played in the advancement of agriculture over the past century has been and continues to be gigantic. Seldom would one actualize that fruit preserves consumed at breakfast have been developed and bettered by the horticulture division; that the bacon and eggs were upgraded, through genetic mating, to benefit both the producer and consumer and that toast has been influenced as a result of many years of field trials by crop scientists. In the livestock sector, tests and trials have lead the beef industry to performance testing, grading systems, feeding methods and higher productive forage varieties. In the twenty-first century, scientists are exploring new innovative technological programs to maintain Canada as a leader in agriculture worldwide. This requires both national and international collaboration and scientist at Lacombe continue to strengthen relationships with industry, universities and organizations like Livestock Gentec.
Although experimentation of agriculture in Western Canada actually began with the Selkirk Settlers in the early 1800’s, in Manitoba, bringing one and a half bushels of wheat from Scotland; the establishment of the Department of Agriculture in 1868, (one year after Confederation) laid the foundation for agricultural research in Canada. The Department’s initial steps took the form of joint investigations with the Ontario Agricultural College which was founded in 1873. Being inadequate to address the many different conditions in our vast country, a bill was passed in Parliament authorizing the establishment of five experimental farms, with the one for Ontario and Quebec designated as the Central Farm. Dr. Saunders was appointed Director of the new Experimental Farms service and immediately acquired a four hundred sixty six acre parcel of land outside our National Capitol and started clearing and construction. In addition, he travelled throughout the country selecting other required sites and chose Nappan, Nova Scotia in the Maritimes, Brandon in Manitoba, Agassiz in British Columbia and Indian Head, which at that time was still the Northwest Territories. Saunders, during his first year as Director, gave particular attention to crops and horticulture, but later broadened activities to include various species of farm livestock and poultry. By 1900, the Department of Agriculture evidenced the success and need of the program and amended the act to allow extension of the system. This one distinction, between the original five and those that might be added, was that the latter would be designated as experimental stations, not farms. In 1880, the first land surveys of the Lacombe area took place and three years later, in 1883, the first permanent settler arrived, Ed Barnett. Barnett, a retired member of the North-West Mounted Police, left Fort MacLeod in August 1881 at the age of twenty-three and established a “stopping house” for travelers on a land grant given to him
for his service in the North-West Mounted Police along the Calgary-Edmonton Trail. His family and friends from Ontario moved out and the community began to grow. The stopping house became known as Barnett’s Siding. In 1891, the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived, providing better access to the area and new opportunities for settlement. Village status was granted in 1896 and town status in 1902. The name Barnett’s Siding was changed to Lacombe, named after Father Albert Lacombe, a FrenchCanadian Roman Catholic missionary who lived among and evangelized the Cree and Blackfoot First Nations of Western Canada. In 1904, the Lacombe Board of Trade submitted an application to the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Sydney A. Fisher, for an establishment of an experimental farm. After much consideration and negotiation, the application was approved and 160 acres of land were secured just south of the town site from Hiram Francis Flewwelling who homesteaded it in 1895. The price fifty dollars per acre, of which five thousand dollars was paid by the Government and balance was covered Father Lacombe by contributions of local citizens. The deal received cabinet approval on February 25, 1907 and the Lacombe Experimental Station was born. Mr. Gladstone George Hall Hutton was hired as Superintendent at a salary of twelve hundred dollars per year. The next two years were consumed by building and establishing the station. Since one hundred and thirty of the one hundred and sixty acres were cultivated, planting proceeded on May 1, 1907, on sixty acres of prepared ground. All the cereal crop plots for one hundred and twenty-five experiments were with spring wheat, oats and barley. Field peas, red clover, alfalfa, several root crops, one hundred and fifty-two varieties of fruit trees, a collection of raspberries, currants, gooseberries and strawberries were accessed from the central Farm in Ottawa. In addition, several thousand specimens of evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs were planted and can still be found on the grounds today. For the first five years, all efforts were designated to experimental cropping and horticulture with livestock not even in the equation; although, two grade Jersey cows were purchased in 1907 to provide milk for the staff. Mr. Hutton was judge of the swine and dairy classes at the Calgary Exhibition (what is now known as the Calgary Stampede) and was impressed by two Jersey heifers exhibited by B.H. Bull of Brampton, Ontario. After placing them first and second in class, he purchased them as the foundation for a dairy herd at the station and by 1912, he was given authorization to establish both beef and dairy herds. The beef herd began with the purchase of nineteen Aberdeen Angus females and herd sire, Elm Park Ringleader 7th -2861-. In addition, fifty steers were purchased in the fall for winter feeding trials. The beef breeding herd, like the dairy herd, was used for demonstration of the value of purebred sires in grading up and a commercial grade herd was also developed at that time. Prior to 1920, the extension of the station was geared to speaking engagements, exhibits of an educational
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nature at local and provincial fairs and exhibitions and judging of seed, horticulture and livestock. On only one occasion in 1919, did the station provide a show ring entry; a crossbred steer entered in the Calgary Winter Fair and successfully named Reserve Champion. But that changed with the appointment of F.H. Reed as Superintendent of the Lacombe Research Station, a strong proponent of the show ring.
for rapid growth rates of potential herd sires. The results of the study clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of selection for genetic improvement of growth rate. This study, which began at the Lacombe Research Station in 1949 and a companion study, which extended cooperative projects with the Brandon Station in Manitoba; Scott Station, Saskatchewan and the Indian Head Station in Saskatchewan, provided much of the input into the design
The 1923 Angus Show Herd In 1921, Mr. Reed decided that the station initially show on the Alberta circuit, exhibiting sheep and the next year, swine were added to the exhibition circuit. In 1923, twelve Aberdeen Angus were selected and fitted by herdsman, Bill Jardine who spent six weeks on the road in the summer of 1924, earning impressive winnings at Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Stimulated by the successful show season, Mr. Jardine fitted a new Angus show herd and in 1925, covered six major shows that culminated at the Chicago International Livestock Exhibition. Among the many awards received were Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Championships in both bulls and heifers at Chicago. The large resources required to fund the show ring activity played heavily on the research efforts. The dairy operation was discontinued; the sheep flock dispersed and the feeding trials suspended. Further to escalating spending, in 1928 blood testing for Bangs Disease (Brucella Abortus) revealed several positive reactors and the entire Angus herd was slaughtered. On recommendation from the Ottawa administration, a purebred Shorthorn herd was established, a dual-purpose breed which could be used for both beef and dairy research. The herd was tested for Bangs annually and the station was placed on a program of calf-hood vaccination. Growth, research and development grew to a snail pace entering the 1930’s. The Great Depression and collapse in 1928-1929, coupled with mother nature’s wrath from 1930 through 1937 (The Dirty Thirty’s) affected both revenue and funding. The annual appropriation for station operations was reduced from fifty thousand dollars in 1929 to thirty-three thousand dollars in 1933. High winds and drought ruined many of the seed plots and gravely affected all pasture lands, further impeding many areas of research. In post-war years, Bangs disease continued to be a problem in the beef cattle herd. Calfhood vaccination initiated as a control procedure, in 1946, could not be evaluated until the heifers came into production and the cull of reactor cows was deferred, to ensure the “strenuous” test of the effect of the vaccination program. To control spreading the disease, the practice of yearround breeding was replaced by a seventy day midsummer breeding season and the cow herd was placed under an outdoor management regime. The change in breeding practices also provided animals of uniform age for the testing program. The program was intended to develop testing procedures appropriate for genetically meaningful performance evaluation; provide detailed information on pre and post weaning growth curves for beef animals and finally, provided information used in a program of selection
of the national Record of Performance (ROP) in Canada. The study continued through the 60’s and at that time was the largest beef cattle selection program ever undertaken in the world. The genetic information it provided over five generations, represented the first clear evidence of the effect of consistent performance selection with this species. The increase in yearling weights of bulls averaged ten kg per year, of which approximately 45% resulted from genetic change. In the late 50’s and early 60’s, a new wave of livestock was entering North America, the European Continental breeds. In 1964, development began on a maximum security health inspection and quarantine facility for cattle entering Canada from Europe. Two years later, Jack Stothart was commissioned to visit Europe to select and evaluate the cattle breeds suitable for Canadian conditions. He selected four bulls and eight heifers of French Simmental. Prior to their arrival in 1968, Lacombe Research Station documented a comprehensive program (foreign breed evaluation) for testing growth and carcass characteristics in F1 steers and the lifetime reproductive performance of F1 females; a program chaired by Howard Fredeen. The program used Simmental, Charolais and Limousin bulls mated to Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn cows. This undertaking was by far the largest to date with stations at Brandon, Manitoba and Manyberries, Alberta managing the cow herds while Lacombe developed and maintained the data bank and evaluated the feedlot performance and carcass testing. The testing which was integral for the beef industry, both for the cow-calf operation and feedlots, ran into the 90’s. In the group of Simmental imports which arrived in 1968, one of the bulls was Quadrille - CA 20 - and one of the females was Princesse -CA 17 -; their mating produced Lacombe Achilles - CA 38 - bred by the Lacombe Research Station. Lacombe Achilles was purchased by a partnership of breeders from Manitoba and Texas. The new breed sensation became the most travelled purebred bull in history. He was displayed at Canadian Western Agribition at the Regina Inn; displayed at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado; the Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth Texas; the Dixie National Stock Show in Jackson, Mississippi and the Stock Show in Houston, Texas. Lacombe Achilles became a landmark sire in the Simmental breed with over fifty one hundred direct progeny recorded in Canada. Since its beginning, the Lacombe Research Station has devoted a large part of animal testing on swine. They have been breeders, suppliers, but most importantly, innovators
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Today...the Lacombe Research Centre encompasses
Lacombe Achilles - on display at Louisville, KY in pork advancement and production. The Lacombe Research Station developed the first Canadian developed breed of livestock, namely, the Lacombe hog, which made the first public exhibition at the National Swine Show in Brandon in 1957. The intense research on swine was a great benefit to the beef research in the field of carcass testing. In the initial years of the selection programs with beef cattle and hogs, carcass quality of breeding stock had to be predicted from measurements from slaughtered siblings of progeny. The process was slow and diminished the breeding stock herd. The first studies dating back to 1947 were conducted with the assistance of Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. in Edmonton via the slaughter method. In 1952 an ultrasound technique, developed during the war, to measure the depth of tissue damage in flesh exposed to frost bite was investigated, but the equipment was too awkward. In 1954, a probe device to measure back fat was used on hogs and preliminary studies with x-ray technique was pursued by 1955. In 1966, Lacombe Research Station broadened their carcass and meat quality studies to beef cattle. Included in their work was a study of changes in beef quality, associated with length of the carcass aging period. In 1968, with assistance from the Alberta Department of Agriculture and the Western Stock Growers Association, the work was extended to include examination of alternate beef grading systems. Based on this study, Lacombe Research Station prepared a proposal for revising grading standards which resulted in the new national beef carcass grading system adopted in September 1972. Through the 80’s, 90’s and into the current century, the face of the station has been altered with new offices and laboratories for virtually every segment of research. A modern beef handling facility was built in 1997, a thousand head feedlot was constructed in 2007 and automated systems for monitoring feed intake. In 1984 the Meat Research Centre was built, complete with a federally inspected slaughter and processing facility and five meat laboratories. This completion established Lacombe Research Station as the only centre in Canada and one of the few in the world, with the infrastructure and expertise to conduct research on factors affecting meat quality throughout the entire stages from animal conception through to consumption. The Western Forage Beef Agreement of 1994 utilized the beef cattle at the Lacombe Station for new research which included grazing studies, pasture management, feed efficiency and cattle identification systems which continue through to the current era. In 1998, the Meat Research Centre was expanded to include an additional seventeen hundred square meter laboratory building, encompassing scientific capacity in physiology, biochemistry, lipid chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and sensory evaluation.
approximately twenty-three hundred acres utilized for crop research and development, forage/beef research, in addition to pasture and feed production for the growing beef herd that is maintained at the centre. Research is focused on meat safety, meat quality, forage/beef systems, swine production, crop and soil management and cereal crop breeding.
The Beef Cow Herd
The beef cow herd consists of four hundred cows which are set up to calve in two intervals ...three hundred cows calve in the spring (the heifers are bred to start near March 12th while the cows will start near April 1st), while the one hundred fall calving cows calve September to October 15th. With one of only two federally operated research abattoirs in the country ( the other in Guelph, Ontario)the need for finished beef to conduct safety and quality research has never been greater. This need for a continued flow of product was the driving factor behind calving twice yearly. Within the spring and fall herds, two styles of cows are maintained...the British cow, comprised of Black Angus crossed with Hereford and a Continental cow, made up of Red Angus crossed with Red Simmental. These breeds have been chosen in an attempt to keep pace with and to conduct research on the type of cattle that producers are currently raising for the industry. Angus were chosen as the foundation for both styles of cows, as much of the emphasis is placed on strong maternal attributes. The foundation of the cow herd was established with the selection of fifty Black Angus cows from the Onefour Ranch Research Station at Manyberries, Alberta in the fall of 1999. These fifty cows were the result of a program which placed emphasis on strong maternal traits for generations and became the ideal fit, establishing a predictable base required for the breeding program and the research which was to follow. Cletus Sehn, the Beef Cattle Manager relates, “We DNA test everything and have parentage records on every cow in the herd. Our records are an important asset and are maintained at the highest level of completenessand accuracy for research purposes”.
The Breeding Program
The breeding program is very simple in that all heifers, no matter their genetic make-up, are bred Red and Black Angus for their first calf, primarily for calving ease. All heifers are synchronized using CIDR’s and a series of Estradiol Benzoate and Esturmate injections over a ten day period. They are bred A.I. all on the same day to proven low birth weight industry sires. “Through the use of A.I., we get the opportunity to use leading industry genetics and it also reduces the need to purchase so many bulls.” The clean-up bulls are only out with the heifers for thirty days. This short and rigid breeding season ensures a high level of fertility as they are adopted into the cow herd. The heifers are always bred to calve one cycle ahead of the main cow herd. This is done primarily to “front load” these heifers into the program. This allows additional time to heal and return to estrus so that longevity in the herd can be achieved. The Black Angus influence heifers are bred
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Black Angus, while the Red Angus influence heifers are bred Red Angus. From that point on, for every subsequent mating, a
cow is bred to a bull that is of the least prevalent breed type in her lineage in an attempt to increase heterosis in her progeny. For example, if a cow is 75% Black Angus and 25% Hereford, a Hereford bull would be used to increase heterosis. If a cow is 50/50 in her genetic makeup, the default sire is always Angus. Whether the sire is Black or Red Angus will depend on the original style of the cow (British being bred Black Angus and Continental being Red Angus). The style of cow being targeted in the Hereford X Black Angus is one with pigmented eyes and udder. Using Black Angus as the default sire ensures that. In the Continental herd, particular attention is given to percentages so as to maintain moderate frame size in the Red Angus X Red Simmental cattle. Uniformity is a word often used in the industry and is certainly strived for in the Lacombe Research herd. All mature cows see
service to walking bulls used at Lacombe Research Centre and are exposed for a forty-five day breeding season, after which all open cows are culled. In recent years with the need to be able to prove progeny on all heifer calves, single sire breeding has been utilized. Not only has this led to less injury in the herd bull battery, but has the added advantage of being able to see what each individual sire is putting back into the program. Being able to identify each sire’s female progeny and evaluating their return ( heifers retained) to the program has become a valuable management tool. All of the commercial females retained are raised from within the Lacombe Research Centre program. A great deal of care has been taken to select and raise cattle that are on par with today’s commercial cattlemen. Fertility, feet, udder score, mothering ability and temperament are a few of the maternal traits that are emphasized. In addition, production numbers such as weaning weight and yearling weight are given consideration. Sires of all the breeds utilized are purchased from reputable breeders with no single trait being more important than another. Careful consideration is given to the maternal attributes of the bull’s mother
before purchasing as we retain all replacements from within our herd. It has become apparent that bulls raised by good cows with strong maternal values, typically sire heifers with these same traits. This really becomes apparent when you see cows putting back four to five replacement females into the herd over the course of their career and watching those females develop into cows that are as good and in many cases, better than their mothers. These strong maternal attributes have become the recipe for longevity; thus increasing lifetime productivity of the cows in the Lacombe Research herd.
Residual Feed-Intake Research
With the knowledge that the highest input cost of any cow outfit was always going to be feed, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Senior Research Scientist Dr. John Basarab set out many years ago to explore the thought that a cow with superior ability to convert feed might pass those genetics on to her subsequent female progeny. His vision was if we have to feed, we might as well be feeding cattle with the ability to gain the most with the least amount of inputs. To tie in with this work, for the past seven years, an area of research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lacombe Research Centre that has been closely studied is RFI (Residual Feed-Intake) testing. The Centre has a twenty-four node RFI testing facility that tests between two hundred and two-hundred and fifty head each winter. Cattle are fed for a minimum of seventy days in this facility with a twenty-four hour monitoring of individual feed intake being available to researchers. Using these data and weights obtained at fourteen day intervals from beginning to end, Dr. Basarab is able to assign a numeric value for a heifer’s ability to convert feed. It is very important to note that at no point throughout this trial has a heifer’s RFI score been considered when it comes to selection. Having tested females for eight years and having multigenerational scores to compare, it is becoming apparent that Dr. Basarab’s hypothesis was correct. There is a strong genetic correlation for Residual Feed-Intake. Heifers will continue to be tested at Lacombe Research Centre as large numbers are necessary to validate these results under commercial conditions. A question often asked was, “Does a female’s RFI change over the course of her lifetime?” At Lacombe Research Centre, there are a group of cows that have survived the culling program and have enough longevity in the herd that they have qualified for re-testing. This retesting process needs to be repeated for a number of years
to supply accurate data.
eed Efficiency and RFI FThe Research and Findings of Dr. John Basarab
Feed is the largest variable cost and an important determinant of profitability in beef production. In North America, 55 to 75% of the total costs of calf-to-beef production systems are associated with feed costs. The
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The cattle herd (cows, bulls and breeding replacements) consumes 82% of the feed inputs in a calf-to-beef system where animals are harvested at 11-14 months of age and 63-64% of the feed inputs in a calf-to-beef system where animals are harvested at 19-23 months of age. In Irish grass-based calf-to-weanling and calf-to-beef systems the cow herd consumes about 85% and 50% of the total feed inputs, respectively. About two-thirds of the feed energy is required for body maintenance, and considerable animal-to-animal variation, independent of body size and growth, exists in maintenance requirements of cattle. Thus, improving feed efficiency through genetic selection holds significant opportunity for the beef industry. Traditionally, feed efficiency in beef cattle was defined as feed to gain ratio or feed conversion ratio (FCR). However, genetic evaluation of ratio traits like FCR or methane yield (g CH4/kg DMI) are problematic in that selection response is unpredictable, usually placing higher than expected emphasis on the trait with higher genetic variance. Further, the genetic correlation between the numerator (e.g., dry matter intake, DMI) and denominator (e.g., average daily gain, ADG) is positive, and therefore, selection for improved FCR has resulted in cattle that grow faster, have increased mature size, and increased maintenance and feed. As a result, efficiency measures that remove various known energy uses from feed intake, such as body weight and production, are being used within breeding programs. Residual feed intake, also referred to as net feed efficiency, is defined as the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and its expected feed requirement for maintenance of body size and production. Low RFI in growing animals represents individuals with lower feed intake at equal body size and growth, with lower maintenance energy requirements and thus greater efficiency. More recently, RFI values have been adjusted for body fatness (RFIfat), thus attempting to render RFI independent of carcass fatness in slaughter cattle and later maturity or fattening in replacement heifers and bulls. Similarly, residual gain (RG) is adjusted for body size and DMI and represents animals with superior gain at equal levels of body weight and DMI, and a trait that combines both RFI and RG, referred to as residual intake and gain (RFI-RG), represents efficient, fast growing animals that consume less feed. These latter two measures of feed efficiency should also be adjusted for body composition using final off-test ultrasound backfat thickness, marbling score and/or ribeye area. These measures of feed efficiency are heritable (h2 = 0.26 to 0.43)and either moderately (RFI vs. RG, rg = -0.46, rp = -0.40) or highly (RG vs. RFI-RG, rg = 0.87, rp = -0.85) correlated with each other. In lactating dairy cows RFI is defined as the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and its expected feed requirement for body weight, fat mobilization, as well as milk fat, protein and yield.
energy) and ambient temperature. In their study, 51-58% of the animals re-ranked by 0.5 SD (0.295 kg DM/day) from the grower phase to the finisher. This level of re-ranking for RFI, DMI and ADG occurred whether the diet changed from a grower to finisher diet or stayed the same from feeding period 1 to 2. Possible reasons for such re-ranking was due to 1) body weight and feed intake measurement error, 2) animal variation in response to compensatory gain, 3) animal variation in efficiency with animal maturity, and 4) animal variation in diet digestibility due to differences in feeding behavior, rate of passage and rumen microbial population. Preliminary data from the Lacombe Research Centre, Canada, also confirms the moderate to strong repeatability of RFI over different stages of the animal’s life. Replacement heifers identified as RFIfat and +RFIfat when they were 8-12 months of age and fed a 90:10% barley silage and barley grain diet (as fed; -0.373 vs. 0.365 kg DM/ day) were also -RFIfat and +RFIfat when measured again as 4-7 year old cows and fed a 70:30% grass, hay and barley
straw cube diet (as fed; -0.375 vs. 0.459 kg DM/day) Thus, these results indicate that RFI, and presumably RG and RFI-RG, are consistent across different stages of an animal’s life.
FI and Related Traits RGrowth, Carcass Traits, FCR and Feed Intake
There are numerous studies examining the relationships of RFI with growth and carcass traits in cattle. Briefly, RFI is not related to pre- and post-weaning growth, body size and slaughter weight in beef cattle and the phenotypic and genetic correlations are near zero. Carcass traits are also poorly correlated to RFI, though some studies have reported a low to moderate correlation between RFI and carcass fatness (rp = 0.25 for grade fat; rp = -0.22 for lean meat yield) and RFI and marbling (rg = 0.17). However, when RFI is adjusted for body fatness using ultrasound back fat thickness (RFIfat), the correlations were near zero. Thus, selection for low RFIfat breeding stock will have little to no effect on progeny growth, frame size, mature size or carcass characteristics. RFI is moderately to highly correlated with feed intake (rp = 0.47-0.72; rg = 0.69-0.79) and FCR (rp = 0.46 to 0.70; rg = 0.66 to 0.88). This implies that selection for –RFIfat will decrease feed intake at equal levels of body weight, growth and body fatness, and will improve feed-to-gain ratio in feeder cattle and growing replacement heifers. These results also imply that selection for -RFIfat will decrease CH4 emissions (g/animal/day) since CH4 emissions are epeatability of RFI Across Diets proportional to feed intake. Because RFI is a relatively new trait, there are questions A comprehensive analysis of Australian and Canadian regarding its repeatability at different stages of an animal’s data spanning a wider range in enteric CH4 emissions, diet life, on different diets and in different environments. quality, animal type (lactating dairy cows; growing beef Moderate to high positive phenotypic (rp) and genetic steers) and CH4 measurement technique (SF6 in whole (rg) correlations, and repeatability (r) have been reported animal chambers; whole animal chambers) revealed strong between RFI measured on a grower diet and then again on a positive, linear relationships between CH4 emissions (g/ finisher diet (rg=0.55-0.62), and between post-weaning RFI day) and DMI (Australian, R2 = 0.45, P<0.001; Canadian, in heifers and when measured again later in life as mature R2 = 0.68, P<0.001). cows (rg=0.98). Lower repeatability estimates (rp=0.33- Generally, the higher the DMI, the higher the 0.42) have been reported by Alberta researchers when RFI daily enteric CH4 emissions,as more substrate is available was measured between two successive feed intake test for rumen fermentation and more hydrogen is available for periods varying in dietary energy content (low vs. high methanogenesis. Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 61
The genetic components of feeding behavior are important in animal breeding since they have economic and animal welfare implications, contribute to animalto-animal variation in energetic efficiency, digestibility and enteric methane emissions. Feeding behaviors such as feeding duration, frequency and rate are moderately repeatable (r = 0.37-0.62) and heritable (h2 = 0.28–0.38). Furthermore, research from Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United States has reported mostly moderate to strong positive correlations (r = 0.08-0.62) of RFI and RFIfat to feeding duration, frequency and eating rate. Collectively, these results show that –RFIfat and +RFIfat cattle have distinctive diurnal patterns of feeding behavior, with inefficient cattle having 14-22% more daily feeding events than efficient cattle, thus expending 2-5% more energy in feeding activities. There are also implications for the direct measurement of enteric CH4 since CH4 emissions from the rumen are closely associated with feeding patterns; emissions are higher after feeding than at ruminating or resting. Thus, whole-day measurement repeated across many days (e.g., 35 days as recommended for DMI) are required to accurately reflect animal-to-animal differences in enteric CH4 production. In a recent review on feed efficiency and animal robustness, several researchers hypothesized that because efficient animals have decreased feeding event duration and frequency, they are less able to adapt to changes in environment conditions. However, observation of beef cows reared under extensive Canadian winter conditions has shown that cows that produced –RFI calves actually had higher back fat thickness with no differences in lifetime productivity compared with their herd mates that produced +RFI calves. In addition, –RFIfat heifers calving for the first time had lower calf death within 30 days of birth than +RFIfat heifers, suggesting that calves born to efficient cows have improved early life survival possibly due to lower maintenance requirements and more available nutrients for accumulation of body fat, better uterine environment and possibly improved calf passive immunity status. Indeed, recent unpublished research from the Lacombe Research Centre confirm these findings in that –RFIfat cows gained more body fat and body weight than +RFIfat cows when both groups swath grazed forages for the first time during Canadian winters where night time ambient temperatures dropped below -20o C and animals grazed through the snow from November to March. to Previous this, both –RFI and +RFI young cows had been wintered together in smaller holding areas and fed barley silage to meet their nutritional requirements. Thus, while efficient cattle have lower
feeding event duration and frequency and lower feed intake this does not mean that –RFIfat animals cannot compete or acquire forages during extensive grazing. Instead, it may imply that efficient animals are more adaptable and less susceptible to stress than +RFIfat or inefficient animals.
Fertility and Cow Productivity
Briefly, -RFI and +RFI cows and heifers were similar in culling, pregnancy, calving and weaning rate, calving pattern, calf birth weight, level of dystocia and kilogram of calf weaned per mating opportunity. However, -RFI cows calved 5-6 days later in the year than +RFI cows suggesting a delay in the onset of first estrus that may have delayed conception during the first breeding season. When RFI was adjusted for body fatness (final off-test back fat thickness; RFIfat), no differences were observed in percentage of RFIfat and +RFIfat heifers reaching puberty by 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 months of age nor in the percentage of calves born by day 28 of the calving season (86.5 vs. 92.0, P=0.28). Calving difficulty, age at first calving, calf birth weight, calf pre-weaning ADG, calf actual and 200-d weaning weight and heifer productivity, expressed as kg calf weaned per heifer exposed to breeding, were also similar between -RFIfat and +RFIfat heifers. Fertility of young bulls, as measured by scrotal circumference, breeding soundness evaluation, calves born per sire and semen characteristics, for the most part has been unrelated to RFI, though several weak associations (rp=0.13-0.21) have been observed with sperm morphology and motility. These observations may also reflect the need to adjust RFI for off-test ultrasound backfat thickness and feeding behaviors in an effort to prevent the selection for later maturing bulls. Researchers at the Lacombe Research Centre also reported a lower calf death loss in RFIfat compared with +RFIfat heifers and cows, and suggested that the improved early life survival of progeny from -RFI mothers may be due to their improved feed efficiency resulting from more available nutrients and a better uterine environment compared with +RFI mothers. In addition, mothers that produced -RFI progeny consistently had 2-3 mm more back fat thickness, on average, over the 12th and 13th ribs and lost less weight
Bred heifers on methane emissions trial summer 2013 during early lactation (pre-calving to pre-breeding) than mothers that produced +RFI progeny, thus indicating that the lower maintenance requirement of -RFI heifers and cows results in the accumulation of body fat or the loss of less body fat and weight during stressful environmental periods.
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Green Cattle (Methane Emission Testing)
day. Most of the savings were in equipment and labour, but the barley forage yield was low because of the late planting. This led us to compare barley with triticale and corn, crops which we thought would utilize the growing season to advantage. Both triticale and corn yielded more than barley, with triticale being most consistent. If we compare the savings on a scale of grazing 100 cows for 100 winter days, all three crops saved money compared to confinement feeding. Compared to traditional barley silage-straw control, barley saved $7,500, 96 less hours of labour, 2,185 litres of diesel fuel and 10 acres of land; but, triticale saved $11,600, 122 hours of labour, 2,750 litres of diesel fuel and 38 acres of land. These extended grazing techniques have been adopted by about 35 to 50% of producers since 2000. Producers ask: “What happens to the cows?” It takes about 20% more daily energy to graze in the snow and survive in that cold and windy environment than if fed in a feedlot. As a 1500 lb. cow gets closer to calving, she requires more energy daily, but she is restricted in potential consumption due to fetal growth. For example, in November she may need 12 Mcal of energy per day for maintenance, while consuming 13 Mcal, but needs 15 Mcal per day in March, while consuming the same amount. Thus we find most cows lose some weight
Thus, genetic selection for RFI, optimally through a multi-trait selection index, will result in slow incremental improvement to feed efficiency and methane intensity, with few antagonistic effects on traits of economic importance. Research continues at the Lacombe Research Centre and University of Alberta Kinsella Ranch using open path lasers and Infrared Spectrophotometers to measure methane emissions from cattle under practical production conditions.
and condition during winter grazing. Cows in a feedlot gain weight. We found that the more energy dense corn swath allowed cows to maintain better body condition than triticale and barley. Winter-grazed cows must be monitored for condition, but we have had no problems in calving or re-breeding.
Reduction of CH4 emissions from cattle is important because it represents 2-12% loss of feed energy and is linked to global warming. Enteric CH4 is produced during fermentation of feeds in both the reticulorumen and hindgut, with 95-98% excreted through the esophagus and lungs via brief 5-30 second eructations, burps and/or breaths and 2-5% via flatus. There are an increasing number of studies indicating that low RFI cattle (efficient) produce less CH4 (g CH4/ day) than high RFI cattle (inefficient), primarily through lower feed intake at equal levels of production, body weight and fatness. In three of these studies, low RFI steers consumed less feed and produced 24.6-27.5% less CH4 than high RFI steers (Canadian, University of Alberta data, 97.5 vs. 129.3 g CH4/day; Canadian, University of Guelph data, 493.4 vs. 680.2 ml CH4/min; Australian data, 142 vs. 190 g CH4/day). Cow results were more variable and ranged from no difference between RFI phenotypes in CH4 production to 23.1% less CH4 produced for low RFI cows and their calves grazing high quality annual pasture during the winter (0.34±0.017 vs. 0.46±0.023 g CH4/kg LW/day; 13.1±1.63 vs. 14.0±1.50 kg DM/500 kg LW/day).
Fall and Winter Grazing
On-going research at the Lacombe Research Centre includes the work on swath grazing being conducted by Dr. Vern Baron. The scope of Dr. Baron’s research is very broad in that all aspects of input costs, yield and utilization are being tabulated on those acres that have been committed to swath grazing. Lowering the costs associated with wintering beef cows is one of the areas in which Dr. Baron has specialized for some time. Winter feeding and production of conserved feed for cows are the most costly parts of beef calf production. Winter grazing eliminates baling, silage-making, hauling, feeding, processing and manure removal. Since 1997 barley, oats, triticale, corn and dormant or second cut grass have been grazed from November to March in different combinations and experiments, compared to a confined feeding system. Barley became the standard as producers considered it most easily used due to rapid maturity. To swath in September, barley had to be planted in late June. The savings, compared to traditional barley silage-straw diet, were 42%; $1.16 per cow-day compared to $2.00 per cow-
re some breeds better at winter grazing than others? We don’t really have that answer, but most of our cows are rated for residual feed intake (RFI) efficiency and we have followed them for a few years of grazing. Efficient cows lose less weight and maintain body condition better than inefficient cows. This leads us to believe that efficient RFI cows may be able to withstand stressful environmental conditions better than inefficient ones because they have an improved energy balance. Here at Lacombe, because we winter graze and study cow efficiency, we can determine these implications.
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Carcass & Meat Quality Testing
Almost all of the progeny of the beef herd not used as replacement animals become part of the ongoing research efforts to improve beef carcass and meat quality characteristics. Since the original beef grading system was developed in 1972, Lacombe Research Centre has contributed all the necessary research underpinning ongoing changes to the Beef Grading system, including National Beef Cut-Outs, development of the grade ruler, reintroduction of marbling, development of colour standards for B4 carcasses, and reduction of back fat requirements for B1 carcasses. Research following the BSE crisis in 2003 supplied the necessary system for scoring bone ossification during grading such that Canada could meet or exceed market demands for animals guaranteed less than 20 mo of age (Japan). As animals greater than 30 months of age (OTM), including cull cows, were no longer allowed into the USA, considerable research was performed on OTM and cull cows to determine their value as manufacturing beef. The distinguishing quality characteristics of eleven major muscles were profiled to determine their potential for use in value added products. Lacombe Research Centre worked with the beef industry to develop recommended ageing times for beef primals, labelling nomenclature and cooking recommendations for retail beef, and roasting recommendations for consumers. Since 1995, the Lacombe Research Centre has participated in every benchmarking study (1995, 2001, 2009) undertaken by the beef industry to determine industry improvements in product quality at retail, and is happy to report that there has been a significant improvement in tenderness in retail beef. The ability to conduct research from the live animal management on the farm to the consumer’s plate has contributed to significant gains in understanding of factors which control meat quality attributes such as tenderness, fatty acid composition, meat colour and meat flavour. The
Centre has also worked with industry partners over the years to assist with the development of platform technologies of benefit to the industry such as marination, hot-boning, pasteurization, electrical stimulation, modified carcass suspension, post-slaughter chilling, and novel packaging systems for improving carcass and meat quality.
Research emphasis on molecular genetics has placed additional pressure on the Centre to assess the animal phenotype with respect to carcass and quality attributes in real time, rather through tried and true, but time consuming, laboratory methods. Hence, meat researchers at the Centre (Aalhus, Dugan, Juárez, López-Campos, Prieto, Uttaro) have been working on the development of equipment and algorithms to improve the timeliness and accuracy of predictive methods. Two of these methods currently under development are dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for estimating carcass lean meat yield and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for on-line prediction of quality characteristics.
Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptometry (DEXA)
In the early 1990’s, the beef industry decided beef producers should be paid according to what they produced through the assessment of lean meat content in Canada’s top grades of beef. The Canadian yield algorithm is based on prediction of total carcass lean using two prediction characteristics as follows: Lean percentage = 63.65 + 1.05 (muscle score) − 0.76 (grade fat) (Canadian Beef Grading Agency 2013). The Canadian yield algorithm was subsequently developed through an expensive, timeconsuming and labour-intensive National Beef Cut-out (1993). Lean yield algorithms have been successful during the last two decades in enhancing a lean advantage over fatter carcasses. However, with time and breeding, cattle change, so lean yield equations need to be periodically revised or updated using modern populations of cattle. In addition there is a need to establish relationships amongst equations based on primals, sub primals and trimmed retail cuts, and the relationship between the different yield assessments (e.g. lean yield Canadian Beef Grading vs. % closely trimmed retail cuts USDA) to make the appropriate conversions at the time of trade. In an effort to further understand shifts in the composition
of beef carcasses and develop improved lean yield prediction equations, AAFC-Lacombe has partnered with the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), the Canadian Beef Grading Agency (CBGA) and Livestock Gentec to develop a new platform technology for use in the beef industry.
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Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry has been developed over the last 20 years by the medical industry to measure body composition in humans. This technique has the capability of measuring bone mineral content, bone mineral density, lean tissue mass and fat tissue mass, and thereby calculate percentage of fat. Advancements in the technology in terms of relatively low cost, speed of data collection, reliability and ease of use, compared with other technologies such as computer tomography, now make it practical to develop DEXA as an indirect method of estimation of carcass composition in meat animals. Measuring body composition by DEXA technology is based on the differential attenuation of low and high energy X-rays by fat, non-fat and bone tissues. To date, DEXA has been used successfully with poultry, swine, sheep and calves but has not been explored for predicting whole carcass composition in mature beef. Due to the much larger size of beef carcasses, part to whole compositional relationships must be developed through DEXA scanning and manual dissection of individual beef primal cuts. The technology is being tested at the Lacombe Research Centre over the next two years to develop robust equations to attain precision and accuracy in assessing beef carcass composition. The results are promising, with a strong fit between total cut-out values and DEXA measures for fat (R2=0.96) and lean (R2= 0.82). For comparison, a perfect fit would be R2 = 1.00. Eventual improvements to lean yield algorithms resulting from routine use of this non-destructive technology could replace the need for expensive and sporadic National Beef Cut-outs. This would allow for regular grade algorithm updates as the genetic composition of the slaughter cattle population shifts or market needs change. In addition, by developing the platform DEXA technology, a powerful tool will be available to apply to future genetic and production efficiency research, resulting in a fundamental advantage for the Canadian beef industry.
Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
NIRS has been successfully applied to estimate the amount or proportion of major constituents (moisture, fat and protein) of meat and meat products. In fact, these bench top NIRS procedures have been approved by the international committee for validating analytical procedures (AOAC) and are currently being used in industry. Beyond this, NIRS can also be used to categorize meat (e.g. beef) that is fresh vs. that which has been frozen and thawed, meat from different species, and meat from animals fed different diets, as well as detection of hamburger adulteration. Recent ALMA funded studies carried out at the Lacombe Research Centre (AAFC) using beef have shown the potential of NIRS to predict the proportion of fatty acids with important human health-related benefits such as omega-3, rumenic (c9,t11-CLA) and vaccenic (t11-18:1) acids. Further investigation into NIRS potential on hogs is now underway in a joint study between the University of Alberta and the Lacombe Research Centre with funding from the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd. (ACIDF). This research is testing an online NIRS fibre-optic probe which, despite the challenging operational environment in abattoirs such as fluctuations in temperature and humidity, could significantly improve the ability to monitor and control meat processing via remote on-line detection. Additionally, the use on-line of a fibreoptic probe enables measurements to be made simply by placing the probe on the
intact sample itself, with no previous sample treatment required; the on-line probe may thus provide rapid simultaneous prediction of various meat quality criteria online in a commercial environment. In addition to that, the Lacombe Research Centre, through financial support from the Canadian Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster, has recently shown the potential of NIRS technology to objectively assist in segregating dark cutters (B4 grade carcasses) from normal beef (A grade carcasses) with an overall accuracy of 95%. Further development and application of this technology to evaluation of quality characteristics in the beef industry is ongoing.
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arm Fair International F On Friday November 8, 2013 the Lacombe Research
Centre transported five bred heifers to Farm Fair International as part of a joint display with our industry partner, Livestock Gentec (an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Centre based at the University of Alberta). The objective of the display was to highlight our ongoing research in the area of cow efficiency. The heifers selected for the display had been previously RFI (residual feed intake, net feed efficiency) tested and molecular breeding values had been established to illustrate the possibilities that exist in the future. These include pre-determining progeny characteristics based on their parents’ DNA testing and predetermining their genetic outcomes without having to do the breeding; this is empowering, because matings can be planned. In addition to Lacombe, Olds College and the research herd at the University of Alberta’s Kinsella Research Station were also invited to participate. Producer interest was steady Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, as producers stopped by our booth, had their questions answered and were given an explanation as to how this research stands to benefit the industry. The research teams were also, for the first time, invited to consign their bred heifers into the commercial heifer sale; proceeds from the sale go back into the respective research programs. Lacombe’s heifers were very well received by industry and received the second highest price of the sale, being topped only by the group that had won the commercial heifer show. The display and the sale were well attended and were an illustration of the exciting times that exist in the current beef cattle industry.
Stuart Cattle Station David & Alice Stuart Ph: 306.397.2727 firstname.lastname@example.org Mitch & Melissa Stuart Ph: 306.397.2260 Cell: 306.845.7793 Connealy Irish 0204 S Chisum DMM Roar 16X
Conducting quality research for commercial cattlemen has been an area of focus at the Lacombe Research Centre for some time. A commitment to explore new ideas associated with genetics, cost cutting and management defines their role in this industry. Pushing the limits on the science side to discover new and innovative means of beef cattle management continues to be a top priority at the Lacombe Research Centre.
cknowledgements: A Cletus Sehn - Beef Cattle Manager - Lacombe Research Centre
John Basarab - Senior Research Scientist - Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development, Lacombe Dr. Vern Baron - Forage Research Scientist - Lacombe Research Centre Dr. Jennifer Aalhus - Meats Research Scientist - Lacombe Research Centre
ibliography B Fredeen, Howard T. Lacombe Research Station 19071982. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Historical Series No. 18. 1984.
Lacombe Research Centennial History Book Committee. History in Images, Lacombe Research Centre. 2007. Gordon, Bob. A Cattleman’s Walk Down Memory Lane. 2003.
35 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Four Bar X Ranch 25 Red Angus Yearling Bulls Kevin & Becky Anderson 6 Two-Year Old Bulls Ph: 306.883.2406 email@example.com
Irish X Ambush - He Sells
Herd Sires Represented: Valleyblossom Grasslands 7X Red XO Crowfoot 03X (Hooch) BCAR Right Time 997 Red T-K Recoil 72Y Four Bar X Credence 5Y Red Moose Creek Tyron 23R
Please visit our new website stuartcattlestation.net to view videos of the sale bulls.
Hooch X Tyron - He Sells
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Annual T Bar K on Ranch Bull Sale Thursday April 10, 2014 On Offer
Red T-K Cut Above 29A EPDs: BW: 0.9 WW: 62 YW: 104 MM: 15 TM: 46 BW: 97 lbs. Adj. WW: 827 lbs. Powerful, attractive herd bull prospect out of Warden and a spectacular Mulberry daughter.
Red T-K Smok’en 95A
Red T-K Gridlock 96A EPDs: BW: 2.5 WW: 59 YW: 95 MM: 13 TM: 42 BW: 93 lbs. Adj. WW: 877 lbs. March 25th herd bull prospect out of Warden and an Approval daughter. If you are looking for a power bull - here he is.
The Dorrance family ranch was established 125 years ago, our children are the fifth generation to ranch. We place value on our heritage and are proud of the longevity of our program. In 1921 the first purebred Horned Herefords were purchased, we have been in the breed ever since. We purchased our first Red Angus in 1994, and have put together a powerful set of cows. Raising and selling purebred and commercial cattle is the mainstay of our operation. We have always prided ourselves in raising sound, functional, easy doing consistent cattle. We are always working with our customers to meet their bull and female needs. The cattle industry has given us the opportunity to surround ourselves with hard working, honest, loyal individuals who continue to support our program over the years. The friendships we have built and the new ones we will cultivate is why we do what we do. Our program speaks for itself, so feel free to stop in and look our herd over, check out the herdsire prospects and have a visit, the coffee is always on.
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· 25 Red Angus Yearling Bulls · 20 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls · 20 Horned Hereford Yearling & Two Year Old Bulls
EPDs: BW: -0.8 WW: 63 YW: 99 MM: 12 TM: 44 BW: 77 lbs. Adj. WW: 812 lbs. A Messmer Packer Grand Son the Dam is an outstanding first calf Warden daughter. Super heifer bull prospect.
T Bar K 602U Solo Cup 2A EPDs: BW: 4.4 WW: 54 YW: 78.4 MM: 18 TM: 45 BW: 82 lbs. Adj. WW: 905 lbs. Out of an outcross sire and a power Supreme daughter. As thick a Hereford bull you will find, great herd bull prospect.
Kevin, Kim, Jordan, Sydney & Brock Dorrance Box 389, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 Phone/Fax: 306.739.2944 Kevin’s Cell: 306.577.9861 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Red Angus Bull Sale with guests Edwards Angus and JD Angus Farms March 8th, 2014 at the farm, Balgonie, SK Sires represented:
Red SSS Staunch 64Y Red NCJ Mystified 16X Red KF X-Ray 26X S A V Iron Mountain 8066 HF Tiger 5T
KJG 40A - a Staunch 64Y son
KJG 49A - a Mystified 16X son
Edwards Angus JD Angus Farms Laird Edwards Cell: 306-567-7456 Hm: 306-734-2624 Craik, SK
Jack Davidson Hm: 306-726-4307 Southey, SK
Also selling a select group of open heifers
Three full brothers and one maternal brother sell
Clint 306-536-6838 Jack's Cell: 306-535-1606 Hm: 306-771-2600 Email: email@example.com Located 4.5 miles east of Balgonie on Hwy #1
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South View Ranch Red & Black Angus Bull Sale
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 1:30 pm at the Ranch - Ceylon, SK “ Y o u r H e r d B u l l F a c t o ry ” O f f e r i n g 90 + R e d & B l a c k A n g us * * * *
Semen Tested C a r cass E va luat e d P e r f o r m a n c e R e c ords C ust o m e r S at i s fa ction G uaranteed
p r o geny of : • SVR Tiger 400Y • SVR Pioneeer 321X • SVR Heritage 301Y • SVR Networth 335U • Southland Lithium 35W • Red Clay Bandit 18X • Red SVR Rough Rider 51Y • Red Blair’s Perfection 43X • Red Cockburn Ribeye 553X • Red Crowfoot 187X
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Two Year Old Bulls Available by Private Treaty
Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann Box 130, Ceylon, SK S0C 0T0 Ph: (306) 454-2730 Fax: (306) 454-2643 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane, Alexis, Keaton, Kamrie, Kohen & Korbyn Kaufmann Box 40, Ceylon, SK S0C 0T0 Ph: (306) 454-2688 email@example.com
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THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR CAPITALIZES ON THE ANGUS ADVANTAGE AT AGRIBITION
Champion Pen of 10 Feeder Steers and Overall Champion Pen of Feeder Steers • Gord and Sandy Gerrard, Southey, Saskatchewan
Reserve Champion Pen of 10 Open Replacement Heifers • Reed Andrew, Regina, Saskatchewan
Reserve Champion Pen of 10 Feeder Steers • Stoney Ridge Cattle Co., Southey, Saskatchewan
Grand Champion Angus Bulls - Bull Pen Alley • Remitall Farms, Inc., Olds, Alberta 3 bull calves born in 2013 sired by Remitall F Odyssey 67x and S A V 707 Rito 9969 Average weight - 1062 lbs. Average WPDA - 3.58 lbs/day
Champion Pen of 20 Feeder Steers • Reed Andrew, Regina, Saskatchewan Reserve Champion Pen of 5 Feeder Steers • Blairswest Land and Cattle, Drake, Saskatchewan Champion Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers and Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers • Blairswest Land and Cattle, Drake, Saskatchewan Champion Pen of 10 Open Replacement Heifers and Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers • Sentes Farm, Raymore, Saskatchewan Reserve Champion Pen of 5 Open Replacement Heifers • Sentes Farm, Raymore, Saskatchewan
Reserve Grand Champion Angus Bulls Bull Pen Alley • Bryces Bar B Ranch Ltd., Arcola, Saskatchewan 3 bull calves born in 2013 sired by Youngdale Xception 12X Average weight - 939.3 lbs. Average WPDA - 3.56 lbs/day Grand Champion Prospect Steer • Riley Chalack, Carstairs, Alberta Grand Champion Prospect Steer • Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Grand Champion Prospect Heifer • Koyle Farms, Iona Station, Ontario
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Sale to be broadcasted with
Box 100, Kisbey, SK S0C 1L0 PH: (306) 462-4440 Cell: (306) 575-7608
Jim and Sarah Anderson
Selling 40+ Red & Black Angus Yearling Bulls by video sale
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:30 pm at the Ranch , Kisbey, SK
3rd Annual Sale
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Rivercrest-Valleymere 11th Annual Spady Bull Sale Wednesday April 9th, 2014 at theRanch - Alliance, AB 120 yearlings bulls on offer · Volume buyer incentive · Free delivery or $50 credit if you take your bulls home sale day · Guaranteed sight unseen purchase plan · For more details visit our website at www.rivercrestangus.com LLB DARKHORSE 328Y
Lead off bull and 2nd top selling yearling bull at the 2012 LLB Spring Sale Sire: Limestone Darkhorse U322 Sire of Maternal Dam: S A V Net Worth 4200 BW: 4.2 WW: 46 YW: 92 M: 23 TM: 46
BAR-E-L XECUTOR 23X
High selling yearling bull at the 2011 Bar-E-L Sale Sire: HF Tiger 5T Sire of Maternal Dam: Rainbow Hills Prime Cut 114P BW: 3.4 WW: 65 YW: 106 M: 30 TM: 63
PEAK DOT ELIMINATOR 780Z
2nd top selling yearling bull at the 2013 Peak Dot Spring Sale Sire: S A V Eliminator 9105 Sire of Maternal Dam: S A V 004 Predominant 4438 BW: 3.3 WW: 53 YW: 96 M: 25 TM: 51
SOO LINE KODIAK 9169
Sire: HF Kodiak 5R Sire of Maternal Dam: Bon View New Design 87 BW: 2.3 WW: 58 YW: 103 M: 17 TM: 46
Pioneers in the Angus business, spanning four generations since 1937. Craig Spady - 403-740-4978 Tom Spady - 780-879-2180 Travis Spady - 780-879-2298 Brian Spady - 780-879-2110
F V MANDATE MAN 146Y
Sire: Sydgen Mandate 6079 Sire of Maternal Dam: F V 20K King 308M BW: 1.0 WW: 61 YW: 114 M: 27 TM: 58
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The “Angus - Champion of the World 2013” and “Angus - Miss World 2013” The “Angus - Champion of the World 2013” and “Angus - Miss World 2013” competitions were judged from December 1- 7, 2013. The competition consisted of entries from 43 countries and evaluated by judges from 30 different countries. It was run via the “Angus Breeder” page on Facebook and the www.angusbreeder.net website. The official judges were: Hector Bonomi (Uruguay), Harley van Rhyn (South Africa), Henrik Andersen (Denmark), Bill Biglieni (Canada), and the general public Each of the 5 judges’ rankings made up 20% of the final results. This is a unique event showcasing genetics from literally every corner of the globe. The initiative creates awareness, builds goodwill and encourages international trade. The “Angus - Miss North America 2013” and “Angus - Miss World 2013” title was won by DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y. She was also the 2013 Canadian Western Agribition Grand Champion. This win gives Miller Wilson Angus of Bashaw, Alberta, Canada, back to back “Angus - Miss North America” and “Angus - Miss World” success. The “Angus - Champion of North America 2013” and “Angus - Champion of the World 2013” title was also won by a Canadian entry. Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y, owned by Redrich Farms of Forestburg, Alberta, Canada. He was named 2013 Canadian Western Agribition Supreme Champion Bull as well as Canadian Naitional Champion Bull at Edmonton Farm Fair. For a complete list of classes and results, please visit www.angusbreeder.net
Today’s Angus Advantage would like to congratulate the Gold Medal Winners
Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y
DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y
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Selling at the 95th Annual
Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale Lloydminster, SK
Show - March 2, 2014 Sale - March 3, 2014
RED ALO ROLLS ROYCE 8A
RED JOCK CREED 9A
R E D D E O M O U N TA I N M A N 1 2 A
RED JOCK SHOCKER 2A
David, Erica, Jock & April
Box 173, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 (780) 847-2559 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Watch for the catalogue in the mail or online www.DeerRange.ca
Deer Range Farms Ltd. Gordon Olson: 306.773.7964 Brent Eliason: 306.773.9109 Travis Olson: 306.773.9872
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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.
Dystocia - Prevalence and Risk Factors Ask any question about calving and bred cow management and there will be no shortage of old wives tales, conjecture, and opinions. From time to time I like to review the literature to see if there have been any scientific studies to support or refute what we believe. You might be surprised at what I find. Dystocia means difficult calving which can range from a very prolonged spontaneous calving to prolonged or severe assisted extraction. Any calving requiring a calf puller or a caesarean section would certainly qualify as a dystocia. We all know that assistance in the form of a light pull is often provided when it would have normally not been required - perhaps someone was there, or there was a reason for speeding up the process. These cases are more appropriately called assisted calvings rather than dystocias. The number one cause of dystocia in cattle is fetomaternal disproportion (aka. feto-pelvic disproportion) and is the primary reason caesarean sections are performed. Heifers are more likely to experience this cause of dystocia than all other age groups combined. The two determinants of feto-maternal disproportion are calf birth weight and maternal pelvic size with calf birth weight being the most significant contributor. Birth weight accounts for 50% of the variance in dystocia, whereas pelvic size accounts for only 5 - 10%. These numbers seem reasonable since it is widely accepted that measuring the pelvic width and height (pelvimetry) is probably only useful for culling the very smallest heifers. Pelvimetry has fallen out of favour as a management practice largely due to an inability to predict dystocia. Small heifers may have small calves and large heifers may have large calves. Pelvic area at calving has been shown to be more predictable of dystocia than a pre-breeding measurement. Effective pelvic area can increase by as much as 15% at calving in heifers due to increased mobility of iliosacral joints, pelvic ligament relaxation, abdominal straining and changes in posture. However, using pelvimetry at calving as a replacement selection tool seems pointless. These facts support the position that reducing calf birthweight is a more effective way to reduce dystocia then selecting heifers based on pelvic size. The occurrence of dystocia in beef cattle is declining
in Canada as evidenced by the substantial decrease in c-sections performed by veterinarians today compared to 15-20 years ago which was, in turn, modest in comparison to the 1970’s and 80’s. Calf birth weight can be influenced by many factors: gestation length, age of the cow, sex of the calf, sire, strain, breed, nutrition and climate; however, genetics accounts for 60% of the variation in birth weight. The use of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) to select sires with more modest birth weights deserves most of the credit for the reduction in dystocia. Calf birth weight is greatly influenced by gestation length. Two-thirds of calf birth weight is accrued during the last trimester with an estimated increase in calf birth weight of 0.3 – 0.4 kg/ day during the last month of gestation. Typically, male calves weigh 9% more than females; single calves 8% more than twins and calves from cows can weigh a whopping 15% more than those from heifers - average calf birth weight is reportedly highest at the third calving in Holsteins. Reduced feeding during the last trimester will result in a negligible reduction in calf birth weight, but may increase the occurrence of dystocia due to insufficient uterine contractions and inadequate relaxation of pelvic ligaments. Calves may also be stillborn or too weak to stand; especially, when protein has been inadequate. I often hear of newborn calves apparently suffocating due to membranes over their nose. It is my opinion that these calves were most likely stillborn with poor third trimester nutrition being the suspected cause when there are a few to several occurrences within a herd. Cold weather (< - 5oC), made even worse by wind chill, during the last trimester has been shown to increase calf birth weight and dystocia in cattle. Increased feed intake, increased thyroid hormone concentration, increased blood and nutrient flow to the uterus, and increase gestation length are all linked to cold climatic conditions. I suspect that we may see slightly higher average birth weights on the Canadian prairies this spring. Fetal malposition occurs relatively infrequently (<5% of calvings), but is the number 1 cause of dystocia in all age groups of cattle with the obvious exception of heifers. Malpresented calves are at a 5 times higher risk of stillbirth probably because they are not noticed until it is too late. Herds that have a higher occurrence of twin
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births should closely monitor calving cows - multiple births are at 4 time’s greater risk of resulting in a malpresentation than are single births. Uterine inertia or a lack of uterine contraction may occur secondary to prolonged dystocia or may be primary due to low calcium, low magnesium, old age, lack of exercise or preterm calving. Providing appropriate mineral supplementation to gestating cows is preventative. Uterine torsion (twisted uterus) is uncommon, but can often be missed as cows may only show subtle signs associated with calving. Risk factors are excessive fetal movement as the fetus moves into the birth position, uterine instability and deep abdomens. Large, deep bodied cows are more likely to experience uterine torsion. Predisposing circumstances include large calves, male calves, debility and a lack of exercise. Environmental disturbance at calving such as continuous presence of an observer, confinement, and overcrowded calving areas can lead to a reduction in uterine contractions, insufficient cervical dilatation, and poor abdominal
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contractions with the result being prolonged calving and dystocia. Moving cows and heifers during Stage 1 of calving can increase the risk of dystocia and stillbirth. Stage 1 occurs 4 to 24 hours prior to the onset of actual calving (Stage 2) and is when cervical dilation occurs. For the most part, Stage 1 goes unnoticed except for occasional isolation from the herd or signs of discomfort. Movement during Stage 2, the onset of which is indicated by elevation of the tail or the appearance of fetal membranes, does not appear to be harmful. Don’t be in a hurry to provide assistance! Dystocia rates decline and calf viability is improved if adequate time is allowed for cervical and vulva dilation. A common recommendation made by veterinarians is to intervene after 30 to 40 minutes of active straining without apparent progress. Extractions are best made at a steady pace allowing tissues to stretch rather than tear. Plan ahead – most difficult pulls result in the cow falling into recumbency. Having a rope halter on her and the ability to put her on side can be hugely beneficial. Most importantly – Be Safe!
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2013 Canadian Angus Gold Show Winners Announced The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 National Gold Show Program.
The 2013 Black Angus Show Bull of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is HF Thunderbird 146Y, owned by Tanya Belsham of Houston, British Columbia; and Hamilton Farms of Cochrane, Alberta.
The reserve aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Bull of the Year was awarded to Remitall F Prospector 110Z, owned by Willow Springs Angus Ltd. of Westbridge, British Columbia; and Remitall Farms Inc. of Olds, Alberta.
Runner-up aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Bull of the Year went to Kemp Brothers All the Way 8A, owned by Kemp Brothers of Blackstock, Ontario.
The 2013 Black Angus Show Female of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y with heifer calf at side DMM TR Lady Essence 13A, owned by Lee and Dawn Wilson of Bashaw, Alberta.
The reserve aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Female of the Year went to Soo Line Annie K 1094 with heifer calf at side EF VOS Annie K 16A, owned by Sean Enright and Barry Enright of Renfrew, Ontario.
Runner-up aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Female of the Year went to Remitall F Karma 102W with bull calf at side Remitall F Rage 9A, owned by Remitall Farms Inc. of Olds, Alberta.
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The 2013 Red Angus Show Bull of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y, owned by Redrich Farms of Forestburg, Alberta; and Wilbar Farms of Dundurn, Saskatchewan.
The reserve aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Bull of the Year went to Red T-K Recoil 72Y, owned by Kevin Dorrance of Wawota, Saskatchewan; Dwayne Emery of Camp Creek, Alberta; and Dave and Rhonda Bablitz of Cherhill, Alberta.
Runner-up aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Bull of the Year went to Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z, owned by Mar Mac Farms of Brandon, Manitoba.
The 2013 Red Angus Show Female of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z, owned by Mar Mac Farms of Brandon, Manitoba.
Runner-up aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Female of the Year went to Red Ter-ron Rebecca 73Z, owned by Dave and Rhonda Bablitz of Cherhill, Alberta.
The reserve aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Female of the Year went to Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y with bull calf at side Red Lazy MC Rope Burn 104A, owned by Laurie Morasch of Bassano, Alberta.
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Canadian Angus Gold Show All-Star Team awards were also announced as follows: In the Black Angus Bulls, Bull Calf Champion went to Kemp Brothers All the Way 8A, owned by Kemp Brothers of Blackstock, Ontario; Junior Champion went to Remitall F Prospector 110Z, owned by Willow Springs Angus Ltd. of Westbridge, and Remitall Farms Inc. of Olds, Alberta; and Senior Champion went to HF Thunderbird 146Y, owned by Tanya Belsham of Houston, British Columbia and Hamilton Farms of Cochrane, Alberta.
Black Angus Female All-Star awards went to Tom DeWaal of Prince George, British Columbia with Harvest Blackbird Lisa 5A (pictured) as the Heifer Calf Champion; William Pilgrim of Renfrew, Ontario and Sean Enright and Barry Enright of Renfew, Ontario with Champion Hill Georgina 8229 as the Junior Champion; and Lee and Dawn Wilson of Bashaw, Alberta with DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y and heifer calf at side DMM TR Lady Essence 13A as the Senior Champion.
In the Red Angus Bulls, Bull Calf Champion went to Red Rainbow B Backlash 7A (pictured), owned by Brooke Bablitz of Cherhill, Alberta; Junior Champion went to Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z, owned by Mar Mac Farms of Brandon, Manitoba; and Senior Champion went to Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y, owned by Redrich Farms of Forestburg, Alberta; and Wilbar Farms of Dundurn, Saskatchewan.
Red Angus Female All-Star awards went to Shiloh Cattle Co. of Craigmyle, Alberta with Red Shiloh A Loaded Gal 6A (pictured) as the Heifer Calf Champion; Mar Mac Farms of Brandon, Manitoba with Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z as the Junior Champion; and Laurie Morasch of Bassano, Alberta with Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y with bull calf at side Red Lazy MC Rope Burn 104A as the Senior Champion.
The winners were recognized at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan on Friday, November 15. The Canadian Angus Association congratulates the winners and thanks all who participated in the Gold Show program in 2013. The Gold Show program was developed in 1989 by the Canadian Angus Association to provide an incentive for breeders to move between regions to show cattle. Gold Show winners are determined by the animal(s) that earned the highest number of points in three Gold Shows. If an animal accumulated points in more than three Gold Shows, the points from their best three shows were used in determining end-of-year awards.
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CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with heifer calf DMM TR Lady Essence 13A by DMM Riptide 50Y
CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB and Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with HF Smokin’ Aces 105Y by Greens Premium 7578
CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with Red Bar-E-L AB Meg 169Z by Red Towaw Indeed 104H
CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T
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BLACK ANGUS FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 (6 shown) 1. Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK with Wiwa Creek Blackbird 31’13 by Wiwa Creek Monarch 53’08 2. Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK with Wiwa Creek Evergreen 18’13 by Thunder Creek Density 40Y
2 Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK and Matt Buschbeck, Markdale, ON with Brooking Pride Beauty 347 by Sitz Right Answer 506Y Split 6 (7 shown) 1. 20/20 Angus, Paynton, SK with 20/20 Annie K 22A by Southland Free Ride 68R 2. Bryces Bar B Ranch Ltd., Arcola, SK with Bar B Royal Pride 12A by S A V 707 Rito 9969
Split 7 (8 shown) Split 2 (10 shown) 1. Bandura Ranches, Duchess, AB with 1.Standard Hill Livestock, Bandura Miss Idelette 74A by Maidstone, SK with Standard Hill Justamere 406S Panamajack 336U Queen 304A by Standard Hill 2. Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK Yahoo 68Y with HLC 1220 Electra 282A by JL 2. Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK Warden 1220 with HLC 1220 Sweet Emotion 362A by JL Warden 1220 CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Split 3 (6 shown) Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK 1. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, and Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK SK with Six Mile Lady Of Six 735A with Bar-E-L Erica 74A by Bar-E-L by Connealy Complete 8454 Natural Law 52Y 2. Anderson Cattle, Bethune, SK with Anderson Pride 1377 by BCAR Right RESERVE CHAMPION Time 0161 INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Anderson Cattle, Bethune, SK with CHAMPION JUNIOR Anderson Lucy 1373 by Wilber HEIFER CALF Eastwood 200X Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK with Wiwa Creek Blackbird 31’13 by Split 8 (9 shown) Wiwa Creek Monarch 53’08 1. Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK and Vos Vegas Farms, Corbyville, ON RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR with Brooking Beauty 330 by HEIFER CALF S A V Harvestor 0338 Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK 2. Anderson Cattle, Bethune, SK with with Six Mile Lady Of Six 735A by Anderson Lady 1306 by Soo Line Connealy Complete 8454 Motive 9016 Split 4 (8 shown) Split 9 (8 shown) 1. Anderson Cattle, Bethune, SK with 1. Chance Jackson, Sedley, SK with Anderson Lucy 1373 by Wilber CCCJ Rosebud 8A by S A V Eastwood 200X Brandname 9115 2. Double F Cattle Co., Parkside, SK and 2. Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK Nielson Land & Cattle Co., Craik, SK with Blair’s Erica 201A by MCATL with DFCC 205 Addison 95A by Reachout 150-1746 Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205 Split 10 (8 shown) Split 5 (8 shown) 1. Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK 1. Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK with Brooking Annie 307 by and Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK S A V 004 Density 4336 with Bar-E-L Erica 74A by Bar-E-L Natural Law 52Y
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2. Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK and Riverfront Angus Ranch, Medicine Hat, AB with Brooking Royal Lass 313 by MCATL Reflection 120- 577 Split 11 (8 shown) 1. Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 0562B Blackbird 407A by EXAR Upshot 0562B 2. Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB with HF Tibbie 40A by Connealy Consensus 7229 Split 12 (7 shown) 1. Chance Jackson, Sedley, SK with MVF Pride 4A by Southland Thriller 83X 2. Double F Cattle Co., Parkside, SK and Nielson Land & Cattle, Craik, SK with DFCC 176W Allicson 3A by HF Hemi 176W Split 13 (7 shown) 1. Chance Jackson, Sedley, SK with MVF Pride 1A by WAF Zorzal 321U 2. Northern View Angus, Neudorf, SK with Northern View Atalanta 72A by Northern View Upward 93Y CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK with Brooking Annie 307 by S A V 004 Density 4336 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Brooking Angus Ranch, Radville, SK and Vos Vegas Farms, Corbyville, ON with Brooking Beauty 330 by S A V Harvestor 0338
Split 6 (6 shown) 2. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON and 1. J Square S Angus, Grayson, SK with Nielson Land & Cattle, Craik, SK J Square S Blackcap 3Z by S A V 004 with GF Ultimate Net Worth 1U by Density 4336 S A V Net Worth 4200 with heifer 2. Four Mac Farms, Beachburg, ON with calf GF Blackbird 801A by Connealy FMF Elba’s Vision 1Z by S A V Final Product Pioneer 7301 CHAMPION SENIOR AND CHAMPION SENIOR GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE YEARLING HEIFER CHAMPION JUNIOR Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB Merit Cattle Co., Radville, SK with YEARLING HEIFER with DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y by Merit Countess 2027 by Merit Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with heifer Justice 41X Champion Hill Georgina 8229 by calf DMM TR Lady Essence 13A by S A V Bismarck 5682 DMM Riptide 50Y RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Merit Cattle Co., Radville, SK with YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE GRAND N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Merit Pride 2080 by Merit CHAMPION FEMALE Courage 148X Lass 152Z by N7’s Net Worth 92U Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Karama 102W by S A V TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Final Answer 0035 with bull calf Split 2 (7 shown) Split 1 (5 shown) 1. Merit Cattle Co., Radville, SK with Remitall F Rage 9A by S A V 707 1. Anderson Cattle, Bethune, SK with Merit Countess 2027 by Merit Rito 9969 Anderson Blackwood 1150 by Justice 41X Soo Line Motive 9016 with heifer calf BULLS 2. Merit Cattle Co., Radville, SK with Anderson Blackwood 1325 by Merit Pride 2080 by Merit MCTAL Reflection 120-557 Courage 148X BULL CALF 2. Belvin Angus, Ellis Cattle Co. and Split 1 (8 shown) Colton Hamilton, Innisfail, AB Split 3 (7 shown) 1. Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Belvin Lady Blossom 91’11 by 1. Blair’s. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by Geis Kodiak 12’07 with bull calf with Wiwa Creek Erica 77’12 by Soo EXAR Classen 1422B Belvin Exit Strategy 43’13 by Belvin 2. Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK Line Motive 9016 Panic Switch 2’11 2. Hall’s Cattle Co., Craven, SK and with Wiwa Creek Monarch 13’13 by Rob Garner, Simpson, SK with Hall’s Wiwa Creek Monarch 53’08 Split 2 (7 shown) Miss Diana 293Z by Soo Line 1. Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB Motive 9016 CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF with DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y by Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with heifer Split 4 (8 shown) with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by calf DMM TR Lady Essence 13A by 1. Hall’s Cattle Co., Craven, SK with EXAR Classen 1422B DMM Riptide 50Y Hall’s Rosebud 212Z by Soo Line 2. Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, SK Motive 9016 RESERVE CHAMPION with DMM Miss Essence 14Y by 2. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with JUNIOR BULL CALF Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with Remitall Nellie Pride 76Z by S A V Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK heifer calf DMM Miss Essence 7A by with Wiwa Creek Monarch 13’13 by Prodigy 8101 Soo Line Kodiak 0126 Wiwa Creek Monarch 53’08 Split 5 (8 shown) 1. Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB with MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Split 2 (7 shown) Split 1 (7 shown) HF Tibbie 101Z by MCATL Pure 1. Six Mile Ranch, Fir Mountain, SK; 1. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Breed Creek Ranch, Mankota, SK and Product 903-55 Remitall F Karama 102W by S A V Silver Sage Angus, Shaunavon, SK 2. Michelson Land & Cattle, Ituna, SK Final Answer 0035 with bull calf and Mainstream Genetics,Watrous, with Six Mile & Co Outlaw 528A by Remitall F Rage 9A by S A V 707 SK with Copper CRK Lady 1207 by Connealy Complete 8454 Rito 9969 2. Isla Bank Angus Farm, Delisle, SK Plainview Lutton E102 with Isla Bank Aleutian 1305 by HF Alaskan 94T YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 (6 shown) 1. Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with Champion Hill Georgina 8229 by S A V Bismarck 5682 2. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Lass 152Z by N7’s Net Worth 92U
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Shane & Alaina Michelson Box 343, Lipton, SK S0G 3B0 Phone: 306-336-2622 • Cell: 403-363-9973 firstname.lastname@example.org
LEACHMAN SAUGAHATCHEE 3000C CHERRY KNOLL LADY LOLA CHAMPION HILL LADY 391
EXAR LUTTON 1831 PLAINVIEW LUTTON E102 PLAINVIEW PRIDE C123
Copper CRK Lady 1207
Split 3 (7 shown) 1. Symens Land and Cattle Co., Claresholm, AB with SY Cowman’s Motive 55A by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Brick 48A by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S Split 4 (8 shown) 1. Triple L Angus, Viscount, SK with Triple L Crazy Train 17A by FCF Windfall 112Y 2. Hall’s Cattle Co., Craven, SK with Hall’s Motion 12A by Soo Line Motive 9016 CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Symens Land and Cattle Co., Claresholm, AB with SY Cowman’s Motive 55A by Soo Line Motive 9016 RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Brick 48A by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S
Split 5 (8 shown) 1. Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK with Wiwa Creek Ulterior 77’13 by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Remitall- West, Olds, AB with Remitall West Baltimore ET 26A by WAF Zorzal 321U Split 6 (8 shown) 1. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Upgrade 13A by Styles Upgrade J59 2. Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Astronaut 11A by HF Hemi 151T
CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Wiwa Creek Farms, Rush Lake, SK with Wiwa Creek Ulterior 77’13 by Soo Line Motive 9016 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Upgrade 13A by Styles Upgrade J59 YEARLING BULL Split 1 (7 shown) 1. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB and Willow Springs Ranch, Westbridge, BC with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 8101 2. Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK with Wilbar Capacity 99Z by Peak Dot Capacity 601W Split 2 (7 shown) 1. Come As U R, Storthoaks, SK with Brooking Prosecutor 222 by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Wagner Angus, Moose Jaw, SK and Northern View, Duff, SK with Northern View SMW Gustov 3Z by Remitall H Ranchis 21R Split 3 (1 shown) 1. Belum Angus, Innisfail, AB with Belvin Morada 167’12 by Belum Tres Marias Patron 205 CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Come As U R, Storthoaks, SK with Brooking Prosecutor 222 by Soo Line Motive 9016 RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Remitall Farms Inc., AB and Willow Springs Ranch, BC with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 8101
Split 7 (9 shown) 1. Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB with HF Patriot 38A by HF Rebel 53Y 2. Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK TWO YEAR OLD BULL with HLC 1220 Slow Ride 266A by Split 1 (7 shown) JL Warden 1220 1. Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB and Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with HF Split 8 (8 shown) Smokin’ Aces 105Y by Greens 1. Come As U R, Storthoaks, SK with Premium 7578 Come As U R Stimulus 15A by 2. Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC Connealy Stimulus 8419 and Hamilton Farms with HF 2. Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB with Thunderbird 146Y by HF Tiger 5T Belvin Airwolf 4’13 by B C Lookout 7024 Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 100
CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB and Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with HF Smokin’ Aces 105Y by Greens Premium 7578 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC and Hamilton Farms with HF Thunderbird 146Y by HF Tiger 5T BREEDER’S HERD Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB PREMIER BREEDER Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB PREMIER EXHIBITOR Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB
RED ANGUS FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 (10 shown) 1. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Ms Cresta 715A by Red MRLA New Era 87Y 2. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Berry 774A by Red Six Mile Ruger 221X CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Ms Cresta 715A by Red MRLA New Era 87Y RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Berry 774A by Red Six Mile Ruger 221X Split 2 (6 shown) 1. Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK with Red Blair’s Kuruba 10A by Red Crowfoot 118X 2. T Bar K Ranch, Wawota, SK and Nielson Land & Cattle, Craik, SK with Red T-K Rina 9A by Red B-E-L Warden 144W
Split 3 (6 shown) 1. Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK with Red Wrights 161X Stretch 6A by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X 2. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK an L83 Ranch, ND with Red L83 Aurora 3A by Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y
YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 (6 shown) 1. Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with Red Bar-E-L AB Meg 169Z by Red Towaw Indeed 104H 2. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Siera 171Z by Red Towaw Indeed 104H
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK with Red Wrights 161X Stretch 6A by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X
CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with Red Bar-E-L AB Meg 169Z by Red Towaw Indeed 104H
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK with Red Blair’s Kuruba 10A by Red Crowfoot 118X Split 4 (8 shown) 1. Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK with Red Blair’s Lass 508A by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X 2. Wheeler’s Stock Farm, Saskatoon, SK with Red Wheel Becky 69A by Red Wheel N Deal 143Y Split 5 (9 shown) 1. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB; Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK and Neilson Land & Cattle, Craik, SK with Red Diamond T Blrs.Ag Monique by Red Lazy MC Stout 30S 2. TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Barre, AB with Red TNF Kassie 27A by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Blairs. Ag Cattle Co. Lanigan, SK with Red Blair’s Lass 508A by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB; Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK and Neilson Land & Cattle, Craik, SK with Red Diamond T Blrs.Ag Monique by Red Lazy MC Stout 30S
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Siera 171Z by Red Towaw Indeed 104H
MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Split 1 (3 shown) 1. Kuntz Farms, Balgonie, SK and Adair Angus, Wolseley, SK with Red K F Baroness 58U by Red J Bar 7 Grand Canyon 2222 with bull calf Red K F Arbor 49A by Red NCJ Mystified 16X 2. Blake’s Red Angus, McCord, SK with Red Blake’s Ms Gravity 72X by Red Line Mulberry 26P with bull calf Red Blake’s Ground Force 8A by Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Barre, AB with Red Northline Blush 126Y by Red Northline REV 341R with heifer calf Red TNF Covergirl 49A by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Kuntz Farms, Balgonie, SK and Adair Angus, Wolseley, SK with Red K F Baroness 58U by Red J Bar 7 Grand Canyon 2222 with bull calf Red K F Arbor 49A by Red NCJ Mystified 16X
Split 2 (9 shown) 1. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Jeffries Ms Pride Z103 by Red VGW Game Plan 816 2. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB and Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB with BULLS Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z by BULL CALF Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U Split 1 (9 shown) 1. Blairswest Land and Cattle, Drake, SK CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER with Red Blairswest Intensity 29A by Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK Red Corner Creek Cash2R with Red Jeffries Ms Pride Z103 by 2. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Red VGW Game Plan 816 Fir Mountain, SK; Breed Creek Ranch, Mankota, SK; RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Triple L Angus, Viscount, SK and YEARLING HEIFER Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK with Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB and Red Six Mile & Co Jagger 780A by Brylor Ranch with Red Mar Mac Lady Red MRLA New Era 87Y Trooper 114Z by Red Cockburn CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Ribeye 346U Blairswest Land and Cattle, Drake, SK TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR with Red Blairswest Intensity 29A by Split 1 (1 shown) Red Corner Creek Cash2R 1. TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Barre, AB with Red Northline Blush 126Y RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR by Red Northline REV 341R with BULL CALF heifer calf Red TNF Covergirl 49A by Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK; Red Northline Fat Tony 605U Breed Creek Ranch, Mankota, SK; Triple L Angus, Viscount, SK and Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK with Red Six Mile & Co Jagger 780A by Red MRLA New Era 87Y
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Split 2 (7 shown) 1. Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Taurus 519A by Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y 2. Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK and Bar 76 Ranch Inc. with Red Wrights 17M All State 11A by Red Towaw Integrity 17M Split 3 (6 shown) 1. Nielson Land and Cattle Co. Ltd., Craik, SK with Red NRA Dodge City 293A by Red Wheel Dodge City 61Y 2. TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Barre, AB with Red TNF Copper Top 33A by Red Bar-E-L Navigator 157Y CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Taurus 519A by Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK and Bar 76 Ranch Inc. with Red Wrights 17M All State 11A by Red Towaw Integrity 17M Split 4 (9 shown) 1. Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with Red TNF Mariner 29A by Red Bar-E-L Navigator 157Y 2. Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow B Backlash 7A by Red T-K Recoil 72Y CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB with Red TNF Mariner 29A by Red Bar-E-L Navigator 157Y
CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK with Red Wilbar Over The Top 825Z by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T TWO YEAR OLD BULL Split 1 (5 shown) 1. Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T 2. Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red T-K Recoil 72Y by Red Bar-E-L Warden 144W CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red T-K Recoil 72Y by Red Bar-E-L Warden 144W
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Remitall Farms, Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Karama 102W by S A V Final Answer 0035 with bull calf Remitall F Rage 9A by S A V 707 Rito 9969
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Come As U R, Storthoaks, SK with Brooking Prosecutor 222 by Soo Line Motive 9016
BREEDER’S HERD Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK PREMIER BREEDER Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK PREMIER EXHIBITOR Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Siera 171Z by Red Towaw Indeed 104H
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow B Backlash 7A by Red T-K Recoil 72Y YEARLING BULL Split 1 (4 shown) 1. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U 2. Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK with Red Wilbar Over The Top 825Z by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red T-K Recoil 72Y by Red Bar-E-L Warden
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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair November 3, 2013 Toronto, ON Judge: Doug Parrett, Illinois FEMALES
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Denver Bolton, Lansdowne, ON with Hawthorne Queen Claire by Silveiras Style
HEIFER CALF Group 1 (5 shown) 1. Vos Vegas Farms and French River Cattle Co., Corbyville, ON with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts by Group 4 (7 shown) Dameron First Impression 1. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with 2. Brockhill Farm, Sunderland, ON with GF Barbara 6A by Connealy Brockhill Blackbird 9A by AAR TenX Final Product 7008 SA 2. Daisy Springs Farm, Aurora, ON with Maplecrest Rita 3018 by Connealy Group 2 (7 shown) Confidence 0100 1. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with GF Evening Tinge 81A by Leachman Group 5 (9 shown) Saugahatchee 3000C 1. Scott/Paula Cornish, Indian River, 2. Rick Stull, Georgetown, ON with ON with Whiskey Lane Venesa 5A by MCATL Pure Product 903-55 Upper Glen Blackbird 8A by Windfall 2. Kyle Petherick, Campbellford, ON with Worth-Mor Shakura 2A by S A V CHAMPION JUNIOR Bismarck 5682 HEIFER CALF Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with Group 6 (7 shown) GF Evening Tinge 81A by Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C 1. DSMR Stock Farm, Wingham, ON with DSMR Blackbird 108A by RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR Duff Jetset 7122 HEIFER CALF 2. Lori Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON with Vos Vegas Farms and French River JPD Blackcap 6A by S A V Cattle Co., Corbyville, ON with Pioneer 7301 Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts by Dameron First Impression Group 7 (6 shown) 1. Locust Grove Angus, Milton, ON with Group 3 (8 shown) Locust Grove Blackbird 5A by 1. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with S A V Net Worth 4200 GF Evening Tinge 204A by N Bar 2. Thomas Hickey, Omemee, ON with Emulation EXT Cedarhill Lady Antebellum 3A by Soo 2. Denver Bolton, Lansdowne, ON with Line Motive 9016 Hawthorne Queen Claire by Silveiras Style Group 8 (6 shown) 1. Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON with CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Brantnor Annie by Brantnor HEIFER CALF Predominent 10W Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with 2. DSMR Stock Farm, Wingham, ON with PFLC Pure Pride 070A by GF Evening Tinge 204A by N Bar Connealy Final Product Emulation EXT
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CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with GF Barbara 6A by Connealy Final Product RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Daisy Springs Farm, Aurora, ON with Maplecrest Rita 3018 by Connealy Confidence 0100 YEARLING HEIFER Group 1 (6 shown) 1. Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with Champion Hill Georgina 8229 by S A V Bismarck 5682 2. French River Cattle Company, Noelville, ON with KB Princess 7229 257 by Conneally Consensus 7229 Group 2 (4 shown) 1. Locust Grove Angus, Milton, ON with Royal Pride 56Z by Soo Line Yellowstone 9286 2. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with Maple Line Rosebud 74Z by JL Objective 9059 CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Locust Grove Angus, Milton, ON with Royal Pride 56Z by Soo Line Yellowstone 9286 RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with Champion Hill Georgina 8229 by S A V Bismarck 5682
CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING, GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE AND RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION Daisy Springs Farm, Aurora, ON with Maplecrest Rita 2026 by Connealy Confidence 0100
CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Enright Farms and Vos Vegas Farms, Renfrew, ON with Soo Line Annie K 1094 by Cudlobe Yellowstone 80M with heifer calf EF VOS Annie K 16A by Soo Line Motive 9016
Group 3 (8 shown) 1. Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON with Brantnor’s Xceptional 17Z by Brantnor Predominent 10W 2. Barry Stewart, Mountain, ON with Hawthorne Agnes 5Z by SAV 004 Predominant 4438
Group 7 (7 shown) 1. Steve and Amanda Hammell, Dobbinton, ON with Hammell 879S Kim 4Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 2. Harprey Farms, Proton Station, ON with Harprey Barbara McHenry 2Z by Southland Free Ride 68R
Group 4 (7 shown) 1. Harprey Farms, Proton Station, ON with Harprey Mayflower 33Z by Peak Dot Resolute 37W 2. Daisy Springs Farm, Aurora, ON with VOS Vegas Bessie 8Z by Triara Windsor 368W
CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING, GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE AND RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION Daisy Springs Farm, Aurora, ON with Maplecrest Rita 2026 by Connealy Confidence 0100
Group 5 (5 shown) 1. Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON with Premier Camilla Bell 202 by Connealy Final Product 2. Deer Park Farms and Brad McIntyre, London, ON with DRM Miss Morgan 36Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING HEIFER Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON with Premier Camilla Bell 202 by Connealy Final Product RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING HEIFER Deer Park Farms and Brad McIntyre, London, ON with DRM Miss Morgan 36Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 Group 6 (8 shown) 1. Daisy Springs Farm, Aurora, ON with Maplecrest Rita 2026 by Connealy Confidence 0100 2. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with Kemp Bro’s Ms Mayflower 9Z by BC Eagle Eye 110-7
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Steve and Amanda Hammell, Dobbinton, ON with Hammell 879S Kim 4Z by S A V Bismarck 5682
CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Enright Farms and Vos Vegas Farms, Renfrew, ON with Soo Line Annie K 1094 by Cudlobe Yellowstone 80M with heifer calf EF VOS Annie K 16A by Soo Line Motive 9016 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with GF Ultimate Net Worth 1U by S A V Net Worth 4200 with heifer calf Blackbird GF 801A by Connealy Final Product BULLS
BULL CALF Group 1 (2 shown) 1. Brockhill Farm, Sunderland, ON with TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Brockhill Alutron 5A by Connealy Group 1 (5 shown) Final Solution 1. Enright Farms and Vos Vegas Farms, 2. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Renfrew, ON with Soo Line Annie K Kemp Brothers Yankee 52A by 1094 by Cudlobe Yellowstone 80M Kemp Brother’s Yankee 13Y with heifer calf EF VOS Annie K 16A by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with LLB CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Classy Lass 388Y by Southland Main Brockhill Farm, Sunderland, ON with Street with bull calf Tullamore Baloo Brockhill Alutron 5A by Connealy Final Solution 19A by SCC Baloo 60Y MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Group 1 (3 shown) 1. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with GF Ultimate Net Worth 1U by S A V Net Worth 4200 with heifer calf GF Blackbird 801A by Connealy Final Product 2. John Donaldson, Gen Com Holstein Ltd., West Bolton, QC with JD CH Georgina 8W by S A V Mandan 5664 with bull calf JD Avenger 4A by S A V Net Worth 4200 Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 107
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Yankee 52A by Kemp Brother’s Yankee 13Y
YEARLING BULL Group 2 (6 shown) 1. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Group 1 (1 shown) Kemp Brothers Style 37A by Silveiras 1. Premier Livestock, DSMR Stock Farm, Neilcarin Angus Farm, Style 9303 Forty Creek Cattle Co., Rocking 3 2. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Cattle Co., Clearview Angus Farm, Kemp Brothers Brilliance 30A by Milverton, ON with PVF Outtasight S A V Brilliance 8077 2121 by PVF Insight 0129 CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Group 2 ( 6 shown) BULL CALF 1. Enright Farms and Express Ranches, Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Renfrew, ON with C&C MC Elroy Kemp Brothers Style 37A by Silveiras Exar by Dameron First Class Style 9303 2. Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles RESERVE CHAMPION Hot Rod INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with CHAMPION JUNIOR, GRAND Kemp Brothers Brilliance 30A by S A V CHAMPION AND SUPREME Brilliance 8077 CHAMPION BULL Enright Farms and Express Ranches, Group 3 (7 shown) 1. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Renfrew, ON with C&C MC Elroy Exar by Dameron First Class Kemp Brothers All The Way 8A by MCTAL Pure Product RESERVE CHAMPION 2. Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON with Whiskey Lane JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Aladin 4A by MCATL Pure Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON with Product 903-55 Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot Rod CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with TWO YEAR OLD BULL Kemp Brothers All The Way 8A by Group 3 (4 shown) MCTAL Pure Product 1. Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON with City Lights Showtime 101Y by HF RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR Tiger 5T BULL CALF 2. Sunset Acres, Rob and Sandy Foubert, Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, Kemptville, ON with Sunset Pinch ON with Whiskey Lane Aladin 4A by Hitter 5Y by SAV Heavey Hitter 6347 MCATL Pure Product 903-55
CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON with City Lights Showtime 101Y by HF Tiger 5T RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Sunset Acres, Rob and Sandy Foubert, Kemptville, ON with Sunset Pinch Hitter 5Y by SAV Heavey Hitter 6347 TWO BULLS BRED AND OWNED Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON BREEDERS HERD Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON JUNIOR GET OF SIRE Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON PREMIER EXHIBITOR Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON PREMIER BREEDER Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON DON HEAD CHALLENGE TROPHY Grand Champion Angus Bull Enright Farms and Express Ranches, Renfrew, ON with C & C MC Elroy Exar by Dameron First Class ABERDEEN ANGUS CHALLENGE CUP Supreme Champion Angus Enright Farms and Express Ranches, Renfrew, ON with C & C MC Elroy Exar by Dameron First Class JOHN C GRAHAM TROPHY Junior Champion Heifer Enright Farms and Vos Vegas Farms, Renfrew, ON with Soo Line Annie K 1094 by Cudlobe Yellowstone 80M
CHAMPION JUNIOR, GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION BULL Enright Farms and Express Ranches, Renfrew, ON with C&C MC Elroy Exar by Dameron First Class
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Brantnor Angus, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot Rod
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Press Release Official Opening of Angus Central December 12, 2013: for immediate release Rocky View County, AB — After three years of planning and preparation, the Canadian Angus Association (CAA) officially opened their first member-owned national headquarters, Angus Central. While the Association moved to many provinces, Angus Central, located just north of Calgary, is the first building owned by the Association. More than 200 Angus members, vendors to the Association and industry partners were in attendance as the doors opened to this exciting new building. An official ribbon cutting by the CAA Board of Directors was a highlight. All past presidents in attendance also shared a special photo representing the historical development of the breed coupled with their futuristic vision of maintaining the Association in a financial situation to purchase such a property. “One of the policies that the Boards before us established was a fund for rainy days or a building,” said David Bolduc, past president of the CAA. “I think those people deserve most of the credit for this building we now have today. My board purchased the land for Angus Central, but without that initial governance policy to set that money aside, we wouldn’t be opening this today. It’s easy to have a vision of the future when you are standing on the shoulders’ of titans.” Junior members along with families representing more than 100 years of raising Angus cattle were present representing provinces coast to coast. The new showcase of Angus history featured years of artifacts which make up the breed’s past, including letters from the Queen Mother, certificate seals decades old, herd books from more than 100 years ago, and much more. Current CAA President Kevin Blair summarized the future of the Angus breed as being all about the youth. He asked those in attendance “Who is going to back fill behind the older generation as they retire in the next five to 10 years?” “I want us to embrace and encourage our youth by supporting them financially and mentally,” said Blair. “So, here’s to our future. Welcome to Angus Central.” The Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) was established in 1992 under the presidency of Bill Jackson. Through his leadership, Doug Fee, past CAA CEO and current CAF chairman, credits the board for creating the charitable arm of the Association. “We have an opportunity to celebrate the history and foundation of the Angus breed in Canada and now we have a centre in which to do so,” said Fee. The CAF launched three new initiatives during the official opening to assist in financially building a stronger Foundation. Angus Roots includes an iron tree with leaves engraved with donors’ names. The Hall of Honour and The Breeders’ Choice feature silhouettes of people and animals to recognize highly respected breed builders or loved ones and standouts, respectively. More than $14,000 was raised during the official opening. “We have created membership equity through this building where in the past rent has been a significant portion of our budget,” said Rob Smith, CAA CEO. “I want to summarize the official opening in two words — home run.” The Canadian Angus Association is Canada’s largest purebred beef breed organization. The Association represents 3,000 members across Canada for the purposes of registering and recording the pedigrees of purebred Angus cattle in the closed Herd Book and promoting the breed across Canada. The member-approved mandate is to maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed. Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 110
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RED ANGUS FEMALES CHAMPION SPRING HEIFER CALF Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Cinder Glamour 29A by Red SLGN X-Files 006 RESERVE CHAMPION SPRING HEIFER CALF Dinant Red Angus, Camrose, AB with Red Dinant Glitterbug 19A by Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB with Red Vikse Make My Day 84R 172A by Red Vikse GG Fully Loaded 130X RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Lazy MC Angus and Laurie Morasch, Bassano, AB with Red Brown Creek Sunflower BA by Red RMJ Redman IT CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Alysa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y
RESERVE CHAMPION SPRING YEARLING HEIFER Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Red Northline Promise 226Z by Red Northline Rev 341R CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING HEIFER Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Duchess 83Z by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING HEIFER Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 73Z by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lauron Dalmistu 24Z by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Goad Family Angus, Clandonald, AB with Red Goad Reba 122’13 by Red DMM Glesbar Barndance 35X CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Red Northline Plush 122Z by Red Northline Ignition 125W RESERVE CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Red Northline Porsche 16Z by Red Northline Ignition 125W
RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U with bull calf Red Lazy MC Rope Burn 104A by Red Lazy MC Forum 223Y CHAMPION MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Pugh Farms, Edgerton, AB with Red Six Mile Ms Pathy 255T by Red U2 Illicit 423P with bull calf Red GJP Thor 255A by Red Majestic Lightning 717 SGMR RESERVE CHAMPION MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Towaw Cattle Company, Sangudo, AB with Red Towaw Star 316S by Red Towaw Indeed 104H with bull calf Red Towaw Polaris 447A by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W BULLS
CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Bar, AB with Red Northline Blush 126Y by Red Northline Rev 341Rwith heifer calf Red TNF Covergirl 49A by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U
CHAMPION SPRING YEARLING HEIFER Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Reba 132Z by Red Lazy MC Honky Tonk 11X
CHAMPION SUMMER BULL CALF Towaw Cattle Company, Sangudo, AB with Red Towaw Polaris 447A by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W CHAMPION SPRING BULL CALF Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Spyder 149A by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64Y RESERVE CHAMPION SPRING BULL CALF Ter-Ron Farms,Forestburg, AB and Top Grade Red Angus, Gem, AB with Red Ter-Ron Inferno 031A by Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow Defiance 19A by Red T-K Recoil 72Y
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RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB and Top Grade Red Angus, Gem, AB with Red Ter-Ron Unleashed 094A by Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Goad Family Angus, Clandonald, AB with Red Goad Chattahoochee 110’13 by Red DMM Glesbar Barndance 35X RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Cinder Lotsa Fame 33A by Red Cinder Gonna B Famous 55W CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING BULL Northline Angus, Pittman Holdings, Carrousel Farms and Kueber Farms, Ardrossan, AB with Red Northline CRSL Good Fella by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING BULL Lazy MC Angus and NCJ Cattle, Bassano, AB with Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING BULL Cinder Angus and Lone Stone Farms, Barrhead, AB with Red Lone Stone Revolver 138Z by Red Clay Colt 21X RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING BULL Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Sizzler 609Z by Red Redrich Glory Road 248X
CHAMPION SPRING YEARLING HEIFER Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Rainbow 73Z by Hoover Dam
RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Rainbow Red Angus and Dwajo Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red T-K Recoil 72Y by Red Bar E-L Warden 144W BREEDER’S HERD TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Bar, AB BLACK ANGUS FEMALES CHAMPION SPRING HEIFER CALF Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Rachel 93A by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Ellen 125Z by Soo Line Yellowstone 0194
RESERVE CHAMPION SPRING HEIFER CALF Bandura Ranches, Duchess, AB with Bandura Miss Fernetta 167A by JDCH Wild Thing 4W
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING HEIFER Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Nellie Pride 76Z by S A V Prodigy 8101
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Miller Wilson Angus and Werner Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Werner Miss Essence 67A by Soo Line Kodiak 0126
CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Dwajo Angus, Camp Creek, AB with DWAJO Matilta 20Z by DMM Mass Appeal 50X
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Queen Of Hearts 5A by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC with Harvest Nancy 9Z by BC 7022 Raven 7965
CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Miss Essence 7A by Soo Line Kodiak 0126 CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T
RESERVE CHAMPION SPRING YEARLING HEIFER Freeway Angus and Arda Farms, Acme, AB with ARDA Annie 43Z by HF EI Tigre 76X
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM TR Lady Essence 13A by DMM Riptide 50Y Today’s Angus Advantage Winter 2014 114
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Brick 48A by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S
CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR; GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Miss Essence 14Y by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S with heifer calf DMM Miss Essence 7A by Soo Line Kodiak 0126 RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Miller Wilson Angus and T&R Genetics, Bashaw, AB with DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94AS with heifer calf DMM TR Lady Essence 13A by DMM Riptide 50Y CHAMPION MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Ponderosa Ranch, Lloydminster, SK with Jen 527S Fay 106X by Justamere 1118 Revolution 527S with heifer calf Jenn 1406 Fay 135A by EXAR First Class 1406 RESERVE CHAMPION MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Karama 102W by S A V Final Answer with bull calf Remitall F Rage 9A by S A V 707 Rito BULLS CHAMPION SUMMER BULL CALF Reich Angus Ranch and Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with Reich Apollo 50A by Duff 927K Movin Up 874 RESERVE CHAMPION SUMMER BULL CALF Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Earth Rocker 823A by Hoover Dam CHAMPION SPRING BULL CALF Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Roar 76A by DMM Roar 16X
CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING BULL MK Angus, Alix, AB with Vikse Fully Loaded 129Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by EXAR Classen 1422B CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Dwajo Angus, Camp Creek, AB with DWAJO Silverado 24A by Young Dale Young Gun 67Y RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB with DMM Caliber 16A by Soo Line Kodiak 0126
CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD; GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION BULL Poplar Meadows Angus and Hamilton Farms, Houston, BC with HF Thunderbird 146Y by HF Tiger 5T RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD BULL Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y by HF Tiger 5T BREEDER’S HERD Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB
CHAMPION SPRING YEARLING BULL AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw AB with DMM Stache 72Z by S A V Heritage 6295 RESERVE CHAMPION SPRING YEARLING BULL Freeway Angus and Arda Farms, Acme, AB with ARDA Here & Now 32Z by Soo Line Thor 9238 CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING BULL Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB and Willow Springs Ranch, Westbridge, BC with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 8101 RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE YEARLING BULL K-Cow Ranch, Elk Point, AB with K-Cow Windmill 1Z by K-Cow Windmill 67W
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Record growth in Canada for a brand owned and operated by producers and serving all who use Angus genetics spells opportunity not hampered by various trade issues. The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand has been sold in Canada for more than 30 years, but since the first production began in licensed Alberta plants 14 years ago, those sales have trended higher, tripling in the last 10 years (see graph). The 2013 fiscal year saw CAB overall sales reach a seventh consecutive record high, 865 million pounds. The Canadian net total of 42 million pounds, almost 40 percent of CAB’s international market, represents the ninth consecutive annual increase. “I attribute a lot of that to strong retail growth,” said Emily DePompei, the brand’s assistant director of international marketing. Licensed retail volume grew by 25 percent while food service volume increased by 11 percent. In April 2012, Real Canadian Superstore signed on to a licensee partnership with CAB and quickly established the brand with its customers. Superstore has been a large part of 2013 growth and will likely continue that with more than 100 stores nationwide, DePompei said. Total CAB business in Canada is up by more than 10 percent from the last fiscal year that ended September 30. What’s more, 2013 was the first time since 2005 that Canadians produced and sold more CAB product sold than U.S.-produced and sold in Canada. Another way of looking at it: nearly 10,000 more Angus-type cattle qualified for the brand in Canada in fiscal 2013, up 26 percent. Still, that accounts for only about half of sales, as some 21 million pounds must come in from the U.S. to meet demand. If all of that production came from Canada, it could mean premiums paid on more than another 100,000 Angus cattle.
hided cattle that qualify) have increased over the years and accelerated in the past five years to near 20 percent. DePompei said increased supply from Canadian producers fits with the drive among processors to sell more of each branded carcass under the premium label. “We tend to do a good job selling the middle meat items in Canada,” she said, “but we need more end meat and especially grind sales to help pull more product from each carcass into a CAB box.” As sales grow, so does every aspect of the business from the end product to premiums in cattle sales to packers. The number of licensed CAB partners in retail and foodservice increased by more than 15 percent, reaching 1,524 total partners by the year’s end. With the 2014 fiscal year beginning in October, CAB has already seen promising numbers, DePompei said. The first two months show a 6.8-percent increase, about half a million pounds, above the same period last year. “We’re producing a lot more of our CAB in Canada,” DePompei said. “The big growth in 2013 is on track to continue in every sector of the country’s beef industry.”
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Mantei Farms Presents
"The Biggest Little Bull Sale Around" March 22, 2014 - 1:00 PM Alameda, SK
-Sons and Grandsons of High Prime 4037 (Bovagene.com), Final Answer, MFA Timeline 69M & Kodiak
-Selling 30 High Quality Yearling Bulls MFA Timeline 16A
MFA High Prime 73A
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RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with EXAR Blackbird 1916 by S A V Bismarck 5682 with heifer calf Justamere 244Y Blackbird 423A by Justamere 422 Impact 244Y
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Vikse Family Farm and Kerr Bros., Donalda, AB with Vikse Fully Loaded 53Y by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R
GET OF SIRE Pedersen Livestock, Edgerton, AB
CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Justamere Farms, Ltd., Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 40 Mistress 420 A by EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF 20/20 Angus, Paynton, SK with 20/20 Black Cap 41A by SCC Tiger 15X CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Justamere Farms, Ltd., Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 499U Fay 307Z by Justamere 40S Bell Ringer 499U RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Jayden and Jaxon Payne, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Zexy And I Know It by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S
CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Jennifer Jones, Lloydminster, SK with Jen 527S Fay 106X by Justamere Revolution 527S with heifer calf JENN 1406 Fay 135A by EXAR First Class 1406
BREEDER’S HERD Pedersen Livestock, Edgerton, AB
PAIR OF BULLS Avelyn Angus, Leduc, AB
RED ANGUS FEMALES CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Jayden and Jaxon Payne, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Accelorator by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Justamere Farms Ltd., Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 406S Big Gun 414A by Justamere 253 Bada Bing 406S CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Double ‘F’ Cattle Co., Parkside, SK with NRA Pioneer 34Z by SAV Pioneer 7301
HEIFER CALF CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK with Red Wrights 161X Stretch 6A by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Gus and Yvonne Garnier, Marwayne, AB with Garnier Worth 518Z by GGRR Net Worth 1U RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB with Red Vikse Becky Day 84R 172A by Red Vikse GG Fully Loaded 130X CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Avelyn Angus, Leduc, AB with DMM Riptide 27W by DMM Riptide 87W
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JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Zunder 10Z by Red ANCR 16U Stated 47X
to the buyers of our females in 2013: Matlock Stock Farm, Country Lane Angus, HR Hahn Cattle Co. & Battle T Cattle Co.
Sire: GGRR Net Worth 11W
Sire: DBRL Alaskan 30X
Pedersen Alcatraz 200A
Pedersen Livestock Kurt & Becky Pedersen
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB with Red Corona Vikse Faith 276Z by Red Lazy MC Tidalwave 14W CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Pugh Farms, Edgerton, AB with Red Six Mile Ms Pathy 255T by Red U-2 Illicit 423P with bull calf Red GJP Thor 255A by Red Majestic Lightning 717S GMR RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Goad Family Angus, Clandonald, AB with Red Vikse Ta Dana 6101S by Red Brylor/WSP Karweik 1P with heifer calf Red Goad Dana 101’13 by Red Ter-Ron Freemont 34Y
CHAMPION BULL CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Nielson Land & Cattle Ltd., Craik, SK with Red NRA Arson 230A by Red Brylor Arson 3Y CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R
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RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK with Red Wrights 17M Hands Up 10A by Red Towaw Integrity 17M GET OF SIRE Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB BREEDER’S HERD & PAIR OF BULLS Wright Livestock, Melfort, SK
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Rick Stull 12249 8th Line, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Ph: (905) 877-8145 • Cell: (905) 703-0503
Breeders of quality Angus Cattle
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CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Lady Blossom 25A by Stlyes Upgrade J59
CHAMPION YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Wagner Angus, Moose Jaw, SK with Northern View SMW Gustov 3Z by Remitall H Rachis 21R
CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB and Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB with Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U
CHAMPION YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U
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BLACK ANGUS FEMALES HEIFER CALF Class 1 (5 shown) 1. Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK with HLC 1220 Sweet Emotion 362A by JL Warden 1220 2. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Tibbie 53A by N7’s Outlook 26X Class 2 (6 shown) 1. Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK with HLC 1220 Electra 282A by JL Warden 1220 2. Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB with DMM Blackcap Essence 47A by DMM Roar 16X Class 3 (5 shown) 1. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Lady Blossom 25A by Styles Upgrade J59 2. Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB with DMM Blackcap Essence 22A by DMM Riptide 27Y Class 4 (6 shown) 1. DJ Cattle Co., Brookdale, MB with DJCC Erica 2A by SCC Heritage 92W 2. AT Angus, Canora, SK with AT Erelite 1A by CJ Prestige 25T CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Lady Blossom 25A by Styles Upgrade J59 RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF DJ Cattle Co., Brookdale, MB with DJCC Erica 2A by SCC Heritage 92W YEARLING HEIFER Class 1 (1 shown) Andy Hextall, Grenfell, SK with HXL Pride 286Z by Peakdot Predominant 506W Class 2 (5 shown) 1. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Lass 152Z by N7’s Net Worth 92U 2. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Lady McHenry 34Z by SCC Turner 58T
Class 3 (4 shown) 1. J Square S Angus, Grayson, SK with J Square S Blackcap 3Z by SAV 004 Density 4336 2. J Square S Angus, Grayson, SK with J Square S Georgia 90Z by MJ Escalade 2W CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE N7 Stock Farms, Crandall, MB with N7’s Lass 152Z by N7’s Net Worth 92U RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Lady McHenry 34Z by SCC Turner 58T TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Tibbie 52Y by S A V Net Worth 4200 with heifer calf N7’s Tibbie 10A by N7’S Elvis 9Y CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’s Tibbie 52Y by SAV Net Worth 4200 with heifer calf N7’s Tibbie 10A by N7’S Elvis 9Y BULLS BULL CALF Class 1 (6 shown) 1. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Bando 45A by LLB 184S Bando 502X 2. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Bando 51A by LLB 184S Bando 502X Class 2 (6 shown) 1. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Upgrade 13A by Styles Upgrade J59 2. Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Baloo 31A by GEIS Baloo 13’08 Class 3 (7 shown) 1. Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK with HLC 1220 Slow Ride 266A by JL Warden 1220 2. J Square S Angus, Grayson, SK with J Square S Jag 309A by HF Tiger 5T
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CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB with SCC Bando 45A by LLB 184S Bando 502X RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK with HLC 1220 Slow Ride 266A by JL Warden 1220 YEARLING BULL Class 1 (4 shown) 1. Wagner Angus, Moose Jaw, SK with Northern View SMW Gustov 3Z by Remitall H Rachis 21R 2. HBH Angus/Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB with TJF 20X Ambush 14Z by TJF Ambush 20X CHAMPION YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Wagner Angus, Moose Jaw, SK with Northern View SMW Gustov 3Z by Remitall H Rachis 21R RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL HBH Angus/Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB with TJF 20X Ambush 14Z by TJF Ambush 20X TWO YEAR OLD BULL Class 1 (1 shown) 1. N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Elvis 9Y by Sitz Upward 307R CHAMPION SENIOR BULL N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB with N7’S Elvis 9Y by Sitz Upward 307R PAIR OF BULLS Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB BREEDER’S HERD Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB GET OF SIRE N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB PREMIER BREEDER Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB PREMIER EXHIBITOR Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB
RED ANGUS FEMALES HEIFER CALF Class 1 (5 shown) 1. Lanz Cieckiewicz, Wolseley, SK with Red Adair Dyani 5A by Red LJC Mission Statement P27 2. Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK with Red Wraz Goldie Maria 53A by Red Brylor JKC Ghost Rider 108Y Class 2 (6 shown) 1. Maple Lake Stock Farm, Hartney, MB with Red Maple Lake 3032A by Red Six Mile Win-Chester 745W 2. Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB with Red Wheel Rose 38A by Red Wheel Big Deal 14Y CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Maple Lake Stock Farm, Hartney, MB with Red Maple Lake 3032A by Red Six Mile Win-Chester 745W RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB with Red Wheel Rose 38A by Red Wheel Big Deal 14Y YEARLING HEIFER 1. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB/ Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB with Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U 2. Horner Cattle Co., Minnedosa, MB with Red Double MM Bayberry 1Z by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB/ Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB with Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Horner Cattle Co., Minnedosa, MB with Red Double MM Bayberry 1Z by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W
TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Class 1 (2 Shown) 1. Blake’s Red Angus, Glentworth, SK with Red Blake’s Miss Gravity 72X by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P with heifer calf Red Blake’s Miss Gravity 8A 2. Clint Kuntz, Balgonie, SK with Red K F Baroness 58U by Red J Bar 7 Grand Canyon 2222 with bull calf Red K F Arbor 49A by Red NCJ Mystified 16X
YEARLING BULL Class 1 (1 Shown) 1. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U
CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Blake’s Red Angus, Glentworth, SK with Red Blake’s Miss Gravity 72X by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P with heifer calf Red Blake’s Miss Gravity 8A
PAIR OF BULLS Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Clint Kuntz, Balgonie, SK with Red KF Baroness 58U by Red J Bar 7 Grand Canyon 2222 with bull calf Red K F Arbor 49A by Red NCJ Mystified 16X
GET OF SIRE Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK
BULLS BULL CALF Class 1 (4 shown) 1. Clay Enterprises, Wapella, SK with Red Clay Xaiver 123A by Red Clay New Trend 67X 2. Clint Kuntz, Balgonie, SK with Red KF Arbor 49A by Red NCJ Mystified 16X Class 2 (4 shown) 1. Blake’s Red Angus, Glentworth, SK with Red Blake’s Ground Force 8A by Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W 2. Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Rock Solid 43A by Red McRaes Vision 50T CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Blake’s Red Angus, Glentworth, SK with Red Blake’s Ground Force 8A by Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Clay Enterprises, Wapella, SK with Red Clay Xaiver 123A by Red Clay New Trend 67X
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CHAMPION YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB with Red Mar Mac Initiative 31Z by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U
BREEDER’S HERD Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB
PREMIER BREEDER Clint Kuntz, Balgonie, SK PREMIER EXHIBITOR Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB
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MANITOBA ANGUS ASSOCIATION NEWS Manitoba Angus Association holds AGM The Manitoba Angus Association held their Annual Meeting at the Victoria Inn on January 4th. It was another frigid day and may have helped contribute to a smaller attendance than usual. However, those attending the meeting enjoyed the presentation by Dr. Les Byers from Vegreville, AB about genetically enhanced EPDs. They also received lots of interesting information from the Canadian Angus Assoc. CEO Rob Smith, including a virtual tour of the new Canadian Angus Office in Calgary, “Angus Central.” Lois McRae completes her 6 year term as Canadian Director in June at the National Angus Convention in Moose Jaw. She has served on the MB Angus Association board for the past 12 years consecutively and 4 years prior to that. Lois was presented with a token of appreciation and thanked for all of her hard work in representing the Manitoba membership at the Canadian board level. Shawn Birmingham was elected by acclamation to be our new Canadian Angus Director from Manitoba. He begins his term at the National Convention. Other new board members elected were Nicholas Bray from Eddystone, Brett McRae from Brandon and Raina Syrnyk (Junior Director) from Ethelbert, MB. Thanks to Bonnie Glasman and Naomi Best for their contributions on the board over the past two years.
Manitoba Angus Association Board of Directors from left to right: Back row: Larissa Hamilton (Vice-President), Raina Syrnyk, Dallas Johnston, Brett McRae, Tim Baker and Nicholas Bray. Missing is Ken Williams. Front row: Barb Airey, Arlene Kirkpatrick, Allan Nykoliation (President) and Shawn Birmingham.
Manitoba Angus Association selects “Keen Grain & Livestock of Marquette, MB” as their Commercial Producer for 2013 Keen Grain and Livestock is a mixed grain and beef operation transitioning into its 3rd generation at Marquette, MB. The original farm was started in 1942 by Martin’s father, James Keen. Today the farm is being operated by Martin and Sandra Keen, along with 3 of their 4 children; daughter Sarah and her husband Pat (who works off farm – They have one son and one on the way); son Jamie, who works full time on the farm and daughter Marci ( works off farm as an agronomist). Our other daughter Kelli and her husband are not involved in the farm. The farm maintains a herd of 400 plus commercial cows consisting of 300 Black Angus cows and 100 Limousin cross cows. As well it crops around 3500 acres of cereals and oilseeds, 300 acres of corn silage, soybeans and has 1500 acres of forage and pastureland. They try to maintain a fairly young herd of cows by retaining 75 head of heifer calves every year and culling fairly hard. If a cow doesn’t have a calf with her to go to pasture she is sold. Same thing goes for cows with anything less than almost perfect udders and feet. They retain the rest of their calves and background them until around 900 lbs. which is usually mid- February ( 10 -11 months of age) when they are sold via off farm tender bid to finishing lots in either eastern or western Canada or some years the US. In addition to their own calves they buy and feed an additional 800-1000 feeder calves annually that usually come in at 500- 600 lbs. and are back grounded to 900 lbs. as well. The cows remain in the respective age groups until they are 5. This helps to reduce competition and help manage the herd. This also helps with breeding and calving management. Calving starts in March with the replacement heifers, and followed by the second and third calvers 3 weeks later. Then following suit with the older cows calving mid April, where most years the weather can be more favourable and the cows are able to calve out on the pasture. They feed a mixture of corn, alfalfa, and barley silage with the addition of either barley grain or screenings, or a screening pellet with added supplement. The cow herd receives about 50% of their total ration in dry forage, either a grass/alfalfa mix or an oat or barley green feed with the addition of the silage blend. The feeder cattle receive nearly 90% of the ration in the form of silage in the TMR and 10% of the TMR being dry
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MANITOBA ANGUS ASSOCIATION NEWS forage mixed in the form of a tub ground grass, alfalfa, and straw mix. They like the Angus breed for their operation because they are easy fleshing, easy keeping medium framed cattle. As cows they are well tempered and good mothers. Cows can raise good sized calves on good forage without sacrificing their own body condition on average years without having to supplement with creep feed. Over the last 10 years they have been purchasing 2 or 3 new bulls every year from Brookmore Angus for the heifers. The bulls fit well into their program for their heifers then are used to breed the older cows as 2 year olds. As they go forward into the farm’s 3rd generation they hope to be able to continue to grow the operation and keep it as a family operation.
serving several years as president. While Jack’s responsibilities include all of the AI work, Barb also works full time on the farm. She does all the bookkeeping and takes care of the heat detection in the spring while Jack is breeding cows. While they do much of the work themselves they also have hired help. Brookmore Angus has promoted and sold both bulls and females for breeding stock. They began selling bulls at Douglas, Roblin and Gunton bull test stations and Brandon Bull Sale. More recently this is the 19th year they have sold bulls through the Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale. From this sale they have sold bulls across Manitoba and into Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and North Dakota. In the past they have also sold females into every province in Canada except the Maritimes as well as England, Scotland, Japan Russia and Kazakhstan. Presently they market their females through the Keystone Klassic Sale in Brandon, the Seriously Black Sale near Sylvan Lake, Alberta and by private treaty at the farm. The offspring of many of the Brookmore animals have gone on to do well in the show ring. Progeny are showing up more frequently at shows and sales across Canada. Most recently the Grand Champion Female at the MB Angus 2013 summer show was purchased from Brookmore Angus. Also this year, the Reserve Grand Champion Black Angus Female at Agribition, shown by Remitall Cattle Co. was out of a Brookmore cow. The Manitoba Angus Association is very proud of the job Jack and Barb have done promoting their Manitoba cattle, and therefore feel they are a good choice to be named The Manitoba Angus Purebred Breeder for 2013.
MAA President Allan Nykoliation presents Commercial Breeder award to Sandra & Martin Keen. Photo courtesy of Helge By.
Brookmore Angus Awarded Manitoba Angus Purebred Breeder for 2013 Jack and Barb Hart from Brookdale, MB have been raising registered Black Angus cattle since 1976. They changed their breeding plans at Brookmore Angus in 1986, when they decided to build and improve the herd by using AI genetics. This decision allowed them to use semen of a variety of the best proven bulls available. Today they continue to use AI extensively and the pedigrees of many of their females contain several generations of well recognized bulls in the Angus breed. In 2013 they calved out 300 head. In the 1980’s and early 90’s, Jack volunteered for 17 years on the Manitoba Angus board of Directors,
Jack & Barb Hart of Brookmore Angus receive their Purebred Breeder award from Tim Baker
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Clint, Suzanne, Eric, Luc & Alexi Smith Box 284, Mankota, SK H: 306.478.2470 C: 306.478-7470 F: 306.478.2480 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mark & Pamela Wushke Whitewood, SK, S0G 5C0 306-735-7980
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Grand Champion Red Female 6R Ranch, Redmond, OR with 6R Copperlass 910 by Feddes Big Sky R9
Grand Champion Red Bull Six Mile Red Angus Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Taurus 519A by Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y
Grand Champion Pen of Three Bulls Weber Land and Cattle, Lake Benton, MN
Reserve Grand Champion Red Female TC Reds, Ringle, WI with TC Satin 61Z by NBAR Hamley S913
Reserve Grand Champion Red Bull LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, KS with CHIP Ring of FIre 360A by PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Bulls Silver Spur Ranch, Childress, TX
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RED ANGUS FEMALES SPRING HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Wildcat Ceek Ranch, Newton, KS with Rojas African Queen 303 by Red Lazy MC Smash 41N RESERVE SPRING HEIFER CALF CHAMPION James Leachman, Blanco, TX with C-BAR-RJ Abigrace A30 by C-Bar Evolution 107Y JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Madison Fischer and Silver Spur Ranch, Childress, TX with SPUR 2251A by Red Lone Stone Pursuit 81W RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Pieper Red Angus, Hay Springs, NE with PIE Janet 382 by LSF Saga 1040Y FALL HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Leslee Lawrence, Dignton, KS C-Bar Ranch, Brownell, SK with C-Bar MS Stony A305 by C-Bar Evolution 107Y RESERVE FALL HEIFER CALF CHAMPION C-Bar Ranch, Brownell, KS with C-Bar MS Stony A302 by C-Bar Evolution 107Y INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CHAMPION J6 Farms. Gibbon, NE with 4MC Hi Ho Holly by PIE Gridmaster 8066 RESERVE INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CHAMPION Northline Angus, Adrossan, AB with Red Northline Plush 122Z by Red Northline Ignition 125W JUNIOR HEIFER CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE TC Reds, Ringle, WI with TC Satin 61Z by NBAR Hamley S913 RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER CHAMPION Las Rojas, Frederick, OK with U2 Moon Beam 243Z by Red U2 Mission 61W SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE 6R Ranch, Redmond, OR with 6R Copperlass 910 by Feddes Big Sky R9
RESERVE SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION Breeze Hill Farm, Bedford, IN with BHF Miss Poppy by BHF Broken Arrow
RED ANGUS BULLS SPRING BULL CALF CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, KS with CHIP Ring of FIre 360A by PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET RESERVE SPRING BULL CALF CHAMPION Six Mile Red Angus Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile & Co. Jagger 780A by Red MRLA New Era 87Y JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Six Mile Red Angus Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Taurus 519A by Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Majestic Meadows, West Friendship, MD with Majestic Lion Heart A25 by Majestic Lightning 717 SGMR FALL BULL CALF CHAMPION Lindquist Farms, Fonda, IA with RL Top Dog by Tora Big Kahuna 8030 JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION McEntire Red Angus, Sweetwater, OK with 4MC Godfather 230 by Red SVR Gangster 14S RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION Six Mile Red Angus Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK with Red Six Mile Tuff Enuff 111Z by Red Six Mile Rawhide 222X INTERMEDIATE BULL CHAMPION Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Red Northline CRSL Goodfella by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U RESERVE INTERMEDIATE BULL CHAMPION Glastone Cattle Co., Stockport, IA with GCC Navigator 1233 by NBAR Negotiator L21
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SENIOR BULL CHAMPION Lazy MC Red Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Trooper 21Y by Red SSS Soldier 365W RESERVE SENIOR BULL CHAMPION Von Forell Ranch, Wheatland, WY with 4L Visionary 100 by VGW Game Plan 508 GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF THREE FEMALES Chain Ranch, Canton, OK RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF THREE FEMALES Bowling Red Angus, Pond Creek, OK GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF THREE BULLS Weber Land and Cattle, Lake Benton, MN RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF THREE BULLS Silver Spur Ranch, Childress, TX PREMIER BREEDER Six Mile Red Angus Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK PREMIER EXHIBITOR Windy Hill Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK
Grand Champion Black Female Sierra Ranches, Modesto, CA with Cherry Knoll Elsa 1210 by Plainview Lutton E102
Grand Champion Black Bull
Reserve Grand Champion Black Female Carter Ward, Plattsburg, MO with PVF Missie 2018 by S A V Brilliance 8077
Reserve Grand Champion Black Bull
Double Diamond Angus, Chrisman, IL and Dameron Angus Farm, Lexigton, IL with DDA Dameron Northern Light by S A V Brilliance 8077
Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, NE, Broken Arrow Angus Ranch, Fallon, NV and Jake Bloomberg, Berwick, IL with BSF Opportunist Z5 by BSAR Opportunity 9114
Grand Champion Carload of Bulls Express Ranches, Yukon, OK
Grand and Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls Pollard Farms LLC, Enid, OK
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BLACK ANGUS FEMALES EARLY SPRING HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Austin Nowatzke, Michigan City, IN with SCC-ELL Royal Ellie 331 by MCATL By-Product 269-1394
RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION HEIFER Holder Brothers Angus Ranch, Olustee, OK with BERL Blackcap 891Z by Jacee’s Ramblin Fever 303R
RESERVE EARLY SPRING HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Sankeys 6N Ranch, Council Grove, KS with Sankeys Valee 324 by Sankeys Justified 101
JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Sierra Ranches, Modesto, CA with Cherry Knoll Elsa 1210 by Plainview Lutton E102
LATE SPRING HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Lauren Grimes, Hillboro, OH with SCCPugh Hail Mary 349 by SCC First-N-Goal GAF 114
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Carter Ward, Plattsburg, MO with PVF Missie 2018 by S A V Brilliance 8077
RESERVE LATE SPRING HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Morgan Moor, Alton, IL with Silverias S Sis Sandy 3344 by Silveiras Style 9303
SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Sam Wallace, Stotts City, MO with Wallace Princess 169 by WCC KLR Grand Torino 95
EARLY WINTER HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Tyler Coleman, Sierra Ranches, Modesto, CA with Seldom Rest BRMF Georgina767 by EXAR Classen 1422B
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Wallace Cattle Co., Stotts City, MO with Wallace LVF Elsiemere 1010 by WCC KLR Grand Torino 95
RESERVE EARLY WINTER HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Younge Cattle Co., Ventura, IA with Younge Greiman Hotz Lady 322 by Dameron First Class
BLACK ANGUS BULLS
LATE WINTER HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Eric Schafer, Owaneco, IL with DDA Barbara 1308 by Dameron First Class RESERVE LATE WINTER HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Prairie View Farms, Gridley, IL with PVF Lucy 3050 by Dameron First Class SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Sierra Ranches, Modesto, CA with Seldom Rest BRMF Lucy 743 by Dameron First Class RESERVE SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Colleen Jones, Kinston, NC with WSA Lady 9162 by Soo Line Motive 9016 INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION HEIFER Audrey Taylor, Lavaca, AR with Champion Hill Georgina 8250 by S A V First Class 0207
SPRING BULL CALF CHAMPION Wallace Cattle Co., Stotts City, MO with Wallace Platinum 348 by PVF Insight 0129
RESERVE SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, IN with WCC Genuine 2103 by Connealy Final Product INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION BULL Reid Angus Ranch, Akron, CO with RAR Talladega 222 by Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION BULL Reagan Skow, Palisade, NE with Reagan’s Bear Mtn RJ 2182 by Bear Mtn Renegade 9045 JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Double Diamond Angus, Chrisman, IL and Dameron Angus Farm, Lexington, IL with DDA Dameron Northern Light by S A V Brilliance 8077 RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, NE, Broken Arrow Angus Ranch, Fallon, NV and Jake Bloomberg, Berwick, IL with BSF Opportunist Z5 by BSAR Opportunity 9114 SENIOR CHAMPION BULL Hunter Angus, Fairgrove, MO with 74-51 Sudden Look 1023 by B C Lookout 7024
RESERVE SPRING BULL CALF CHAMPION Styles Angus Inc., Brentford, SD with Styles Cash R400 by Barstow Cash
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL Oklahoma State University and Luke Doris, Stillwater, OK with OSU Class Act by Dameron First Class
WINTER BULL CALF CHAMPION Stertzbach Cattle Company, Louisville, OH with SCC First Choice 326 by Dameron First Class
GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPION PEN OF THREE BULLS Pollard Farms LLC, Enid, OK
RESERVE WINTER BULL CALF CHAMPION Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 406S Big Gun 414A by Justamere Bada Bing 406S SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Top Line Farm, Tremont, IL with Kramers Top Line Romeo 2011 by VAR Rocky 80029
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GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF YEARLINGS Pollard Farms LLC, Enid, OK RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF YEARLINGS Werner Angus LLC, Cordova, IL GRAND CHAMPION CARLOAD OF BULLS Express Ranches, Yukon, OK RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION CARLOAD OF BULLS Krebs Ranch, Gordon, NE
By: Chris Poley
Mother Nature has been less than nurturing so far this winter, from extreme cold and snow in the west to ice storms in the east. This morning on the way to the office the radio reported we are fifteen degrees colder than seasonal. I understand how this type of weather can question the mind of a beef producer, especially one who has been doing it for 30 or 40 years. Last winter was no picnic either and pushed several producers to the point where they decided enough was enough and the cows were sold. This winter could have the same effect on some; however the prices in 2014 will make it harder to walk away from your beef cows. All indicators are the prices experienced through the fall are merely the infant start of what is to come. The cow/calf producer was able to sell calves this fall at a sustainable profit and equally importantly the guy buying them is able to feed them at a much lesser cost of gain than last year and all indications are he will be able to pad his bank account a little on this turn of calves, I’m sure most of them need a little padding after having the stuffing beat out of them a few times over the past several years. Things have not looked this positive in the Canadian beef industry in the last twelve years, when you combine the lowest inventory in a half century, the cheapest feed grains in several years and the loonie getting smothered by the green back. The chartists say the course is set to stay the same in the predictable future, feeder and fat cattle futures have not yet broken through the top and grain and the Canadian dollar have not hit bottom yet. They say history repeats itself and that everything is cyclical and I’m becoming a believer as I have experienced it myself in my short career. Grain farming from 1994 to 2004, the years when I had good crops, I had trouble getting them to market and marketing them for a profit was rarely in the cards. The years when frost and excessive moisture effected
crop quality the buyers did not want it either and if had not been for the cows at home to add value to excessive, tough or frozen grain through those years, the soup would have gotten awful thin. Of the farmers who did not own cows in those years, many bought some or custom feed feeder cattle in trade for the grain inventories they had backlogged in their yards. I know the years during BSE were the opposite for many producers when their beef cows became worth significantly less and world grain inventories dipped giving rise to commodity prices. However, the cycle has started to change again and the profits are starting to shift towards beef production, grain is abundant and just an average crop next year will keep it that way. The cost of production and risk associated with grain farming will test many younger producers’ grit and credit, especially the ones who tore out dad’s or grandpa’s fences on the marginal land because they did not want to feed cows on these frigid winter mornings. For those of you who have stuck with your cows, like your wife, for better and for worse, will get a warm and tingly feeling when you sell cattle in 2014 and you will not have to wait long. If you background your calves or even just the heifers you will be glad you did. As we move into bull sale season remember the thing that can have the quickest and deepest impact in your calves and wallet is the quality of the herd bulls you select. Good quality bulls are not an expense, they are an investment! You cannot grow a bumper crop without quality fertilizer.
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They just realized...
They forgot to call Bryan to get their catalogue online! It’s Not Too Late! Contact: Bryan Kostiuk : 306.933.4200 email@example.com www.buyagro.com
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firstname.lastname@example.org Box 628 Killam, AB T0B 2L0 (780) 385-4418
Bulls & Females for sale by Private Treaty • Good Disposition
• Calving Ease
Selling at Calgary Bull Sale RBM 01A - SCCH You’re A Statement X Lazy RC Elsenro BW: 86 WW: 776
RBM 21A - Bar-E-L Power Up X Waterview Knockout BW: 94 WW: 672
RBM 103A - MRLA 69Y X Towaw Indeed BW: 90 WW: 725
RBM 318A - SCCH You’re A Statement X Lazy RC Elsenro BW: 84 WW: 769
February 27, 2014
1:00 PM Neepawa Ag-plex, Neepawa, Manitoba
SCC Upgrade 13A
Offering: 40 Black Angus Bulls 8 Simm X Angus Bulls 12 Registered Black Angus Replacement Heifers DJ Cattle Co. Cell: 204-841-3880 Legaarden Livestock Ph: 204-546-3052
Selling at Calgary Bull Sale RBM 24A - BAR-E-L Power Up X RMJ Redman BW: 82 WW: 759
Styles Upgrade J59
Brent, Dale & Kelsey Stewart Ph: 204-773-2356 C: 204-773-6392
View catalogue and video online at www.stewartcattle.com For a catalogue email: email@example.com or call the above numbers
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Mick & Debbie Trefiak
14 miles east of Wainright and 11 miles north on range road 4-3
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RR 1 Edgerton, Alberta T0B 1K0 P :: 780-755-2224 F :: 780-755-2223 C :: 780-842-8835 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mjt.ca
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41st Annual Red Round Up Sale
Harvest Classic Sale
October 19, 2013 Red Deer, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services
October 25, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley
Sale Results 33 Open Heifers Averaged............$3,265.00 21 Bred Heifers Averaged............$5,148.00 1 Herd Sire Averaged..........$10,000.00 4 Flushes Averaged............$9,825.00 2.5 Donor Females Averaged..........$17,600.00 61.5 Live Lots Grossed $309,150.00 and Averaged $5,027.00 20 Frozen Lots Grossed $32,300.00 Total Sale Gross: $341,450.00 High Sellers Lot 2 - Red Rainbow Lois 7U sired by Red SSS Pursue 858P 1/2 interest was purchased by Christy Collins and Wildcat Creek Ranch, Peabody, KS for $20,000.00
Sale Results Heifers Calves Bred Heifers Bred Cows Sale Gross: $131,500.00
Averaged...........$2,787.00 Averaged...........$2,891.00 Averaged...........$2,216.00
High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 34 - Merit Pride 3037 sired by Merit 77X was purchased by Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK for $6,000.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 33 - Merit Pride 2030 sired by Merit 77X was purchased by Sheidaghan Anghus, Maple Creek, SK for $6,800.00
High Selling Bred Cow Lot 15 - Crescent Creek Erica 1T sired by Minburn Main Event Lot 10 - Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z sired by Red Cockburn 82R was purchased by Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK for Ribeye 346U was purchased by Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB $3,300.00 for $16,500.00 Lot 3 - Red JCC Roxie 20S sired by Red Ter-Ron Mambo 28K was purchased by Saik Management for $16,000.00
Blue Water Angus Sale October 19, 2013 Hanover, ON Auctioneer: Todd Wright Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results 52 Lots Grossed $127,275.00 and Averaged $2,417.00 High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 6 - Hammell 8052U Forever Lady 8A sired by S A V 004 Density 4336 was purchased by Tyler Gibson, Kitchner, ON for $3,000.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 24 - Glen Islay Pride 76Z sired by Glen Islay Winston 14U was purchased by Bronyx Angus, Unity, SK for $5,400.00 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 44/44A - SH Pride 235 5115 sired by BR Midland and her heifer calf sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 were purchased by North Perth Angus, Wingham, ON for $4,000.00
Western Elite Speckle Park Sale October 26, 2013 Neilburg, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013) Ltd.
Sale Results 5 Heifer Calves Averaged...........$5,250.00 9 Bred Cows Averaged...........$4,477.78 5 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs Averaged...........$6,120.00 19 Purebred Females Averaged $5,113.16 Commercial Heifer Calves Averaged...........$1,758.33 6 3 Commercial Bred Heifers Averaged...........$2,600.00 1 Commercial Cow Averaged...........$2,500.00 10 Commercial Females Averaged $2,085.00 7 Steers Total Sale Gross: $125,560.00
High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 4 - Notta 15R Lightning Lady 1A sired by Star Bank 45R was purchased by Spots N’ Sprouts, Neilburg, SK for $7,500.00 High Selling Bred Cow Lot 14 - Star Bank 48R sired by Star Bank 50J was purchased by Todd Zwicker, Barrhead, AB for $5,700.00 High Selling Cow/Heifer Calf Pair Lot 12 & 12A - Spots ‘N Sprouts 18X sired by Styals Lightning Ladd 14P was purchased by MacNeil Farms, Brantford, ON and Spots ‘N Sprouts 11A sired by Spots ‘N Sprouts Excom 107X was purchased by Cary Ford, Busby, AB for $6,700.00
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42nd Annual Brylor Ranch “Tradition with a Vision” Sale
Canadian Western Agribition National Speckle Park Sale
October 27, 2013 High River, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey
November 13, 2013 Regina, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013) Ltd.
Sale Results 1 Bull Calf 1 Mature Bull 15 Heifer Calves 6 “3 in 1” Pairs 9 Cows 55 Live Lots Averaged $5,721.00 4 Embryo Packages 7 Semen Lots Total Sale Gross: $329,625.00
Averaged..........$57,500.00 Averaged............$8,000.00 Averaged............$5,374.00 Averaged............$3,500.00 Averaged............ $4,711.00
High Selling Bull Calf Lot 3 - Red Brylor Kodiak 3A sired by Black Brylor Kodiak 204Y 1/2 interest was purchased by Sunberry Red Angus, Sundre, AB for $57,500.00 High Selling Mature Bull Lot 55Y - Red Brylor Arson 55Y sired by Red SSS Arson 85U was purchased by Bullis Creek Ranch, NE for $8,000.00 High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 8 - Red Brylor 230U Essence 72A sired by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P was purchased by Garth and Nancy Griffin, IA for $19,250.00
Sale Results 3 Bred Heifers Averaged............$7,700.00 7 Heifer Calves Averaged............$7,100.00 10 Live Lots Grossed $72,800.00 and Averaged $7,280.00 1 Flush 18 Embryos 20 Units of Semen Total Sale Gross: $94,500.00
Averaged............$6,400.00 Averaged...............$976.92 Averaged...............$130.00
High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 552 - River Hill Walkers-Nabob 50Z sired by River Hill 26T Walker 60W was purchased by Wrangler Farms, Westlock, AB for $9,500.00 High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 545 - JSF Essence 10A sired by Yogi Goes Redneck 7Y was puchased by Wrangler Farms, Westlock, AB for $10,500.00
40th Annual Masterpiece Angus Sale
High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 43 - Red Brylor 240U Annie 219Z sired by Red Brylor New Trend 22D was purchased by Jeff and Nancy Fraser, Melita, MB for $8,250.00
November 13, 2013 Regina, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.
High Selling Cow Lot 2 - Red Brylor Fayette 41Y sired by Red Brylor SDL Pasquale 213P was purchased by Bar 4A Red Angus, LaGlace, AB for $6,800.00
Sale Results 1 Black Bull Averaged............$6,500.00 20 Heifer Calves Averaged............$4,190.00 2 Bred Heifers Averaged............$4,600.00 Bred Cows Averaged..........$15,000.00 2 8 Pick of the Herds Averaged............$8,150.00 2 Future Flushes Averaged............$3,200.00 1 Preg. Recipient Averaged............$4,000.00 8 Semen Lots Averaged............$2,600.00 5 Embryo Lots Averaged............$2,750.00 49 Lots Grossed $224,950.00 and Averaged $4,590.82
High Selling “3 in 1” Pair Lot 58 - Black Brylor Miss Lumie 166Y sired by SAR Fort Rock 151R and her heifer calf by Black Brylor Kodiak 204Y was purchased by Dan McDermitt, WI for $4,000.00
The Royal Elite All Breed Sale November 1, 2013 High River, AB Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services Sale Results 8 Angus Lots 3 Embryo Packages 4 Semen Lots Total Sale Gross: $179,750.00
Averaged............$6,300.00 Averaged...........$3,750.00 Averaged...........$875.00
High Selling Angus Lot 36 - Pick of the Vos Vegas Calf Crop was purchased by French River Cattle Co., Noelville, ON for $18,000.00
High Selling Bull Lot 101 - Remitall West Baltimore ET 26A sired by WAF Zorzal 321U was purchased by Mark Zahassey, High Prairie, AB for $6,500.00 High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 104 - HF Rosebud 61A sired by HF Rebel 53Y was purchased by Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON for $8,000.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 120 - Eastondale Upward 20’12 sired by Sitz Upward 307R was purchased by Jordan Sies, Grayson, SK for $4,600.00
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3rd Annual Power and Perfection Angus Sale
Stryker Cattle Company Purebred Black Angus Female Dispersal
November 15, 2013 Regina, SK Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services
November 25, 2013 Medicine Hat, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: DJH & Associates
Sale Results 2 Bulls Averaged..........$12,750.00 19 Heifer Calves Averaged............$6,078.95 5 Bred Heifers Averaged............$9,450.00 26 Live Lots Grossed $188,250.00 and Averaged $7,240.38
Sale Results 3 Herd Sires 29 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 16 Bred Heifer 6 Heifer Calves
4 Embryo Lots 3 Semen Lots 2 Flush Lots Total Sale Gross: $243,050.00
High Selling Herd Sire Lot J- Stryker Harry 145W sired by S A V Heritage 6295 was purchased by Kurtis Deering, Seven Persons, AB for $4,400.00
Averaged............$5,012.50 Averaged............$4,916.67 Averaged..........$10,000.00
High Selling Bull Lot 601 - Wiwa Creed Ulterior 77’13 sired by Soo Line Motive 9016 was purchased by Young Dale Angus, Carievale, SK for $15,000.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 605 - Remitall F Ellen 125Z sired by Soo Line Yellowstone 0194 was purchased by Scott Payne, Lloydminster, SK for $14,500.00
Averaged............$4,200.00 Averaged............$3,198.00 Averaged............$2,238.00 Averaged...............$988.00
High Selling Cow/Heifer Calf Pair Lot 130- Stryker Erica 343X sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Dan-Jac Cattle, Tees, AB for $4,500.00 and Stryker Erica 343A sired by Stryker Coal 141W was purchased by Mitch Merrill, Hill Spring, AB for $1,400.00 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 96- Stryker Jennifer 464Z sired by Stryker Coal 141W was purchased by Allencroft Angus, Taber, AB for $3,800.00
High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 613 - Wiwa Creek Blackbird 88’13 sired by Soo Line Motive was purchased by Thomason Angus Farm, Bethune, SK for $16,000.00
Acadia Colony Charolais and Angus Bull Sale
Lot 618 - HF Pride 155A sired by HF Rebel 55Y was purchased by Cole Giles and Randy MacGowan, Cochrane, AB for $16,000.00
November 26, 2013 Oyen, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013) Ltd.
Kenray Ranch Online Production Sale November 20-23, 2013 Regina, SK Sale Hosted by Cattle In Motion Sale Results 11 Open Heifers 4 Bred Heifers
Sale Results 16 Charolais Bulls Averaged............$3,553.13 24 Black Angus Bulls Averaged............$2,908.33 Red Angus Bulls Averaged............$3,195.00 20 60 Long Yearling Bulls Averaged $3,175.83 50 Straight Bred Red Angus Commercial Cows Averaged $1,1560
High Selling Lots Lot 14 - Red Kenray Miss 59Z sired by Red Kenray X-Over 3X was purchased by Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK for $3,600.00 Lot 3 - Red Kenray Jetstream 11A sired by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R was purchased by T&S Red Angus, Rose Valley, SK for $2,800.00
Total Sale Grossed $268,500.00 High Selling Black Angus Bull Lot 37 - ACAD Gold Rush 74Z sired by B.B.A.R. Emblazon 9460 was purchased by Shane Stammers, Oyen, AB for $5,300.00 High Selling Red Angus Bull Lot 46 - ACAD 398Z sired by Red Red-Rock Radical 87X was purchased by Springside Colony, Duchess, AB for $4,300.00
Lot 13 - Red Kenray Virginia 26Z sired by Red Get-A-Long Rare 523 was purchased by Bridgeway Farms, Wawota, SK for $2,700.00 Lot 1 - Red Kenray Birdie 5A sired by Red Corner Creek Cash 2R was purchased by Fraser Farms, Melita, MB for $2,500.00
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We would like to invite you to join us June 24th and 25th at Dakota Dunes Golf Links to be part of the 7th Annual T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament. This award winning, top ranked course is built for golfers of all skill levels. The T Bar Invitational was formed to help make a positive impact on the future of our juniors. Since 2008, the tournament has grown tremendously, raising over $243,000.00 going directly to seven National junior breed associations representing over 2100 members. This will be applied towards the development of junior advancement. In 2014, 10% of the proceeds will once again be donated to the Canadian Western Agribition Junior Beef Extreme for the development and awareness of youth in the beef sector. We have a vast range of levels of involvement available and would be happy to help customize a package that is best suited to you and your company needs.
Watch for updates and visit links to our sponsors at www.tbarinvitational.com For sponsorship and entry forms, contact: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 4-3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 email@example.com www.buyagro.com
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Glendor Angus Dispersal November 28, 2013 Moose Jaw, SK Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results Bred Cows 86 31 Bred Heifers 45 Open Heifers Bull Calves 13 3 Herdbulls
Averaged............$1,933.00 Averaged............$2,524.00 Averaged............$1,469.00 Averaged............$2,037.00 Averaged............$5,500.00
High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 14 - Glendor Favorite 47X sired by Merit 8808 was purchased by Sheidaghan Anghus, Maple Creek, SK for $4,200.00 and her bull calf Glendor Upwards 69A sired by Glendor Upwards 9Y was purchased by Jack Laturnus, Chaplin, SK for $2,300.00 Lot 5 - Glendor Favorite 42T sired by Windover Kahuna 13P was purchased by Merit Cattle Co., Radville, SK for $3,500.00 and her bull calf Glendor Forte sired by Merit 8808 was purchased by Tribar Ranching, Moosehorn, MB for $2,200.00 High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 113 - Glendor Rosebud 13Z sired by Merit 8808 was purchased by Sheidaghan Anghus, Maple Creek, SK for $4,300.00. Lot 35 - Glendor Jennifer 12Z sired by DBRL Titan 29X was purchased by JPM Farms, Gravelbourg, SK for $3,400.00 High Selling Herd Bull Lot 1 - Merit 8808 sired by Royal Forte DRCC 5138R was purchased by Early Sunset Ranch, Edam, SK for $7,000.00
Crowfoot Cattle Co. Complete Red & Black Angus Dispersal November 29-30, 2013 Standard, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Douglas J. Henderson and Associates Ltd. Red Angus 4 Herd Sires Averaged..........$23,500.00 Averaged............$6,512.00 64 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 50 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs Averaged............$5,182.00 4 Heifer Calves Averaged............$2,000.00 Black Angus 6 Herd Sires Averaged............$4,267.00 1 Bull Calf Averaged............$1,300.00 93 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs Averaged............$5,390.00 91 Cow/Heifer Calf Averaged............$4,346.00 22 Cows Averaged............$2,850.00 84 Bred Yearlings Averaged............$2,666.00 6 Heifer Calves Averaged............$1,383.00 Black Angus Red Gene Carriers 14 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs Averaged............ $4,211.00 25 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs Averaged............$4,397.00 Red & Black Angus Red Gene Carriers 9 Bull Calves Averaged............$3,539.00 23 Cows Averaged............$2,896.00 66 Bred Yearlings Averaged............$3,271.00 562 Live Lots Averaged $4,445.50 12 Semen Lots Grossed $5,650.00 High Selling Lots Lot 1- Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U sired by Crowfoot 6004S was purchased by Genex and Ole Farms, Athabasca, AB for $46,000.00
Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull & Female Sale December 5, 2013 Wood Mountain, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Results 149 Older Bulls Averaged............$4,966.00 Commercial Bred Heifers Averaged............$1,491.00 127 276 Lots Grossed $929,436.00 and Averaged $3,367.00
Lot 195- XO Crowfoot 0102X sired by Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U was purchased by Ole Farms, Athabasca, AB for $42,000.00
Cudlobe Angus 14th Annual Bull Sale December 4, 2013 Stavely, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran
High Selling Bulls Lot 3 - Peak Dot Eliminator 718Z sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 was purchased by Ferme Gagnon Inc., Cheneville, QC for $21,500.00
Sale Results 121 Yearling Bulls Averaged............$4,817.00 6 Two Year Old Bulls Averaged............$4,208.00 127 Lots Grossed $608,150.00 and Averaged $4,788.00
Lot 8 - Peak Dot Eliminator 708Z sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 was purchased by Daryle Chapman, Elmore City, OK for $15,500.00
High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 10- Cudlobe Total Impact 12A sired by Poss Total Impact 745 was purchased by Semex, Guelph, ON for $17,500.00
Lot 76 - Peak Dot Eliminator 100Z sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 was purchased by Six Mile Ranch, Fir Mountain, SK and Bar-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB for $12,000.00
High Selling 2 Year Old Bull Lot 125- Cudlobe In Focus 10Z sired by Cudlobe In Focus 5S was purchased by Burke Creek Ranch, Claresholm, AB for $5,750.00
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25th Annual Keystone Klassic Black and Red Angus Sale December 7, 2013 Brandon, MB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013) Ltd. Sale Results 22 Black Heifer Calves Averaged............$3,209.09 16 Red Heifer Calves Averaged............$2,931.25 16 Black Bred Heifers Averaged............$3,868.75 10 Red Bred Heifers Averaged............$2,931.25 64 Lots Grossed $220,500.00 and Averaged $3,445.31 High Selling Black Heifer Calf Lot 18 - Topview Ruby 21A sired by MVF Upward 136X was purchased by Windemere Farms, Brookfield, WI for $5,300.00 High Selling Red Heifer Calf Lot 42 - Red Wraz Goldie Maria 53A sired by Red Brylor JKC Ghost Rider 108Y was purchased by Brylor Ranch, Pincher, Creek, AB for $6,700.00 High Selling Black Bred Heifer Lot 26 - Brookmore Maxie 30Z sired by S A V Pioneer 7301 was purchased by Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB for $6,000.00 High Selling Red Bred Heifer Lot 60 - Red Mar Mac Easter 87Z sired by Red Blairs Prowler 214X was purchased by Dale McKay, Brandon, MB for $6,700.00
Canadian Legacy Sale December 10, 2013 Olds, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results 32 Lots 205 Straws of Semen
High Selling Bull Calf Lot 1 - Seven Hills Heads Up 72A sired by Remington Heads Up 410T was purchased by Ryan Manchester, Senlac, SK for $4,750.00
Touch of Class Sale December 13, 2013 Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Castlerock Marketing Sale Results Live Lots Averaged $3,310.00 Embryos Averaged $733.00 High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 4 - 20/20 Blackcap 41A sired by SCC Tiger 15X was purchased by Airey Cattle Co., Rivers, MB for $4,200.00 Lot 9 - Red Wrights 297Y Lana 154A sired by Red Six Mile Kojak 297Y was purchased by Zerr Cattle Co., Meadow Lake, SK for $4,000.00 High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 20 - Red Wraz Countess 253Z sired by Red Ole Knight 211W was purchased by Nielson Land and Cattle, Craik, SK for $6,000.00 Lot 32 - 20/20 Annie K sired by Connealy Thunder was purchased by Lock Farms, Macklin, SK for $6,000.00 High Selling Embryo Lot Lot 48 - S A V Harvestor out of Mia of Peak Dot 40Y was purchased by Pahl Livestock, Medicine Hat, AB for $2,850.00
Johnston/Fertile Valley “Opening the Vault” Bred Heifer Sale December 14, 2013 Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013) Ltd. Sale Results 105 Bred Heifers Sale Gross: $252,050.00
High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 113 - FV Rosebud NW 745Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Wagner Angus, Moose Jaw, SK for $5,500.00 Lot 11 - FV Rosebud FA 198Z sired by S A V Final Answer 0035 was purchased by Johnson Livestock, Peebles, SK for $3,900.00
High Selling Females Lot 4 - Seven Hills Oakleaf 391A sired by Remington Spartan 93R was purchased by Veikle and Dillon, Lloydminster, SK for $5,800.00 Lot 10 - Sealin Creek Eline 24A sired by Angus Acres Canuck 99W was purchased by Z Bar Angus, Marsden, SK for $4,100.00
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Atlasta 8th Annual Bull and Seriously Black Female Sale December 14, 2013 Sylvan Lake, AB Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Management: Douglas J. Henderson and Associates Ltd. Sale Results 72 Yearling Bulls Averaged.........$3,706.00 13 Two Year Old Bulls Averaged.........$4,054.00 30 Bred Heifers Averaged.........$3,637.00 5 Heifer Calves Averaged.........$3,060.00 1 Pick of 2014 Heifer Calves Averaged.........$5,300.00 121 Lots Grossed $449,250.00 and Averaged $3,713.00 High Selling Bulls Lot 2 - Atlasta Zorzal 8A sired by WAF Zorzal 321U was purchased by Abacus Angus, High River, AB for $11,500.00 Lot 1 - Atlasta Zorzal 33A sired by WAF Zorzal 321U was purchased by Tafika, Lumby, BC for $7,750.00
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20/20 Angus 128 Abacus Angus 140 Airey Cattle Co. 26 Alameda Agencies Ltd. 154 Alta Genetics Inc. 94, 154 Anderson Cattle Co. 125 Arda Farms 78, 140 Arm River Red Angus 128 Arntzen Angus 140 Arway Angus 120 Atlasta Angus 140 Bar 17 Little Valley Angus 55 Bar CR Angus 128 Bar DK 128 Bar-E-L Angus IFC Bar-H Land & Cattle Co. 7 Bear Hills Angus 128 Benlock Farms 67 Beverly Hills Angus 128 Big Johnson Charolais 119 BJ Cattle Co. 140 Black Ridge Angus Farm 128 Blairs.Ag Cattle Company BC Blast Angus 154 Bootis Black Angus 125 Border Butte Angus 140 Bouchard Livestock International 154 Bova-Tech Ltd. 155 Bow Valley Genetics 155 Bowerman Bros. 50 Breed Creek Angus Ranch 128
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Diamond T Cattle Co. 140 DJ Cattle Co. 125, 138 DKF Red Angus 128 Dodge 3 Dolittle Angus 86, 128 Double Bar D Farms 19, 128 Double F Cattle Co./Parkvista Hereford Farm 21, 128 Double P Angus 18 Douglas J. Henderson & Associates Ltd. 26 Drumore Farms 120 Dudgeon Livestock 120 Duralta Farms Inc. 16 Dwajo Registered Angus 140 Early Sunset Ranch 1 Eastondale Angus 129 Edwards Angus 68 Edwards Livestock 155 EKW Red Angus 22, 129 Emmatt Creek Red angus 129 Everblack Angus 140 Ferme Gagnon Farm 33 Ferme Wilgor Farms 154 Fir River Livestock 143 Flewelling Cattle Services 155 Forsyth Ranch Ltd. 129 Four Bar X Ranch 66 GBS Angus Farm 129 Genex Cooperative, Inc. 32 Gerlei Angus 129 Get-A-Long Stock Farm/Ericson Livestock Services 140 Gilchrist Farms 31, 120 Glen Gabel Angus 129 Glen Islay Angus 120 Glesbar Cattle Co. 94, 140 Graham Red Angus 120
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Notta Ranch 35 Nu-Horizon Angus 130 Ockerman Angus 79, 141 O’Grady Steel 155 Ole Farms 141 Optimal Bovines Inc. 54, 68, 105, 143 P.A.R. Ranch 89 Palmer Charolais 70 Paradise Farms Land & Cattle 121 Parkwood Farm 88 Pasquia Red Angus 37, 130 Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. 130 Pedersen Livestock 119 Poley, Chris 155 Poplar Meadows Angus 17, 154 Pro-Rich Seeds 156 Pugh Farms 141 Rainbow Red Angus 81 Rancier Farms 80 Ravenworth Cattle 35 Red Rock Red Angus 141 Redrich Farms 43 Remax Blue Chip Realty, Marcel DeCorby 156 Remax Central Alberta, Gregg Cripps 156 Remitall Farms IBC Remitall West 142 Richmond Ranch 95 Right Cross Ranch 73, 130 Ring Creek Farms Ltd. 142 Rivercrest Angus Ranch 74, 142 RNR Flicek Black Angus 130 Rolling Acres Farms 154 Rosso Charolais 40 Royal Angus Farm 20, 130 RSL Red Angus 75, 130 Sandy Bar Ranch 36, 130 Saskatchewan Shorthorn Association 139 Schaff Angus Valley 154 Scott Stock Farm Ltd. 142 Semex Beef 14, 15 Severtson 41 Sheidaghan Anghus 93 9, 117 Six Mile Ranch Ltd. Skinner Farms 130 Skyebrook Angus 131 Smart Farms 86 Johnston South Fertile View ValleyRanch 71 FI 12_Layout 1 13-01-02 2:36 PM Page 1 Spittalburn Farms 75 Spots’N Sprouts Speckle Park 35 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus 85, 131
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The Final Word
While transacting a bit of trade with Robert Ballantyne, who was one of the greatest Galloway breeders in the world; then established a very successful herd of purebred Black Angus, remarked that being in the Angus breed was exciting. “ Most breeders do not realize the huge and dynamic gene pool for each and everyone who is interested in the breed that is available, whether one is a seedstock producer or a commercial cow-calf producer. One can raise little ones, big ones, high marbling, heavy muscled, easy calving and so on. Angus being one of the oldest breeds in the world is the most progressive and scientific of all their contemporaries. Producing quality Angus seedstock is relatively simple because you can build genetics in your herd that have predictably, be competitive and marketable, due to the vast gene pool available to each and everyone who chooses to be a part of the breed. There is a bonus, since the Angus brood cow is the most fertile and profitable cow in the industry!” Since these facts have been proven over a century or so, I do not need to expand on the virtues of the breed. Ballantyne is right! Whether you pursue Black Angus or Red Angus, the availability to new genetics is randomly available for your program and affordable herd building seedstock are marketed virtually every weekend each spring and fall. The question is, why would one want to enter a breed or industry in which there is so much competition? Angus is the lowest risk breed to venture into with the highest up-side potential. First and foremost, Angus is the only breed that has a successful marketing program selling a certified branded product, not only in the United States and Canada, but throughout the major beef producing countries around the globe. Demand for certified product is strong and continues to increase annually and globally at a brisk steady pace; therefore, supply requires inventories of Angus cows in the producer sector. Secondly, the Angus breed has the largest purebred population of registered animals in the world; therefore, it has the highest degree of accuracy in regards to predictability in all animal traits especially for carcass values as a result of their Certified Angus Beef program. Simply put, the Angus breed has the right product and the right plan in place for the producer, feeder, and packer and it all starts in the lab of the purebred breeder designing basics for the chain.
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Change is inevitable and whether we like it or not, we will have to accept it. Some of us remember the old crank telephone which progressed to dial, then touch-tone, then bag-phone mobile right up to today’s smart-phone which can virtually do everything except pay the bill for its usage. The purebred livestock industry has seen a similar progression from Record of Performance (ROP) to Expected Progeny Differences (EPD’s) and now Genomic-Enhanced EPD’s (GE-EPD). For those who do not believe in EPD’s, get used to it, simply because that is what’s in store for the years ahead. Genomics is the study of organism genomes that include mapping DNA sequences. Every organism, including humans, has a genome that contains all the biological information needed to build and maintain a living example of that organism. The biological information contained in a genome is encoded in its DNA and is divided into discrete units called genes. A genetic trait marker is a specific variation of DNA sequence that can be used to identify a particular difference in specific traits such as tenderness, performance or marbling. More than one genetic trait can be identified from a single sample, and the more tests a lab can conduct, the more information they can supply the customer. Genomic testing requires examination of hair, tissue, blood or semen to indentify DNA markers with the easiest method, pulling hair from the tail of the animal. DNA testing only needs to be done one time on each animal, as the DNA of an animal never changes. This enhancement of our current EPD’s will increase accuracy and most importantly, predict trait selection at a young age which will influence matings and selections. Predicting and producing more of the right kind in volume will eliminate a degree of risk at all levels. The packers and feeding industry are the most interested observers and several are getting involved. In a tight margin industry, getting a load of fats out thirty days earlier or knowing that the load will yield the highest grade makes a difference in the price paid down the chain. The selection and the price paid for bulls by the cow/calf producer will be in a direct correlation to the requirements of the feeder; therefore, it is the requirement of the purebred breeder to produce new enhanced genetics for the rest of the chain. That takes numbers! Although genomic selection sounds scary, it isn’t, as it is just an accurate tool. Structure, temperament, soundness of limb and phenotype will still play a large role but more and more you will have to analyze the numbers at the bottom of the pedigree and use them to assist with your decision. Genomics will allow you to breed better cattle in a shorter time period and don’t be surprised in the next decade that a feeder wants to see the pedigrees of the sires of the steer calves he is going to feed and the price he will pay. After a bumper harvest and a good fall run, it is time to look ahead to another “bull year” in the cattle business. Purebred breeders, now is the time to look at your numbers in the cow herd and the herd bulls you have them bred to. Set goals for the areas that need improvement and plan to eliminate the females whose EPD’s do not fit your plans. Commercial producers, start looking at the numbers and do not be afraid to ask questions about what all the numbers represent simply because normally fifty percent of your calves are female. Look at this in the same way you use all the gadgets on your Smart-phone!
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