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Purebred Limousin

TMCK Durham Wheat x HSF Your Fantasy

Purebred Limousin

TMCK Durham Wheat x HSF Your Fantasy

Purebred Limousin

Wulfs Zillion Bucks x Wat-Cha Playmate

Purebred Limousin

Wulfs Zane x TMCK Cole 141U

Lim-Flex

TMCK Durham Wheat x Highland Barbara 9Y

Purebred Angus

Highland Marvel 80Z X Highland Georgina 27Y


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Par/By Tessa Verbeek A lot of changes have happened for the Canadian Limousin Association over the past months. These changes spell excitement, building momentum, and a bright and solid future for the Limousin breed to be on the forefront of Canadian beef breeds. I am pleased to introduce myself as the new General Manager of the Canadian Limousin Association, taking over from Anne Brunet-Burgess. I have thoroughly enjoyed my position thus far – the Limousin breed holds great value in all sectors of the industry, and the folks involved in our exceptional breed are the best of the best. In every conversation I have with Limousin breeders and supporters they always mention the fantastic people involved in our breed – our people are truly a shining point for our breed! I am looking forward to visiting with more CLA members over the coming months during the fall shows and thank you for welcoming me into the Limousin family!

Exciting Limousin Voice News

The Canadian Limousin Association and Today’s Publishing have been working to enhance the benefits to not only Limousin Voice advertisers but to all members through added exposure to the commercial industry. With this goal in mind the Limousin Voice will now be published three times a year. All three issues will be mailed using the Canadian Limousin Association commercial mailing list which is comprised of Limousin bull purchasers throughout Canada, extending our readership to 2,200 people for each issue! It is more important than ever that you transfer all sold animals in a timely manner so your buyers can benefit from the magazine distribution.

Digital Beef

The new on-line herd management software and registry system, Digital Beef, was opened up to the CLA membership in May 2015. This new technology is a great tool for our membership however comes with an obvious learning curve. The CLA office staff has been working hard to both serve members’ inquiries and assist them with navigating Digital Beef as well as taking care of registry work. This has created a backlog of work that has slowed down the turn-around time for registry work. The CLA office staff is working diligently to get the work done as efficiently as possible and appreciates your patience during this time of transition. The CLA staff are happy to assist you with using Digital Beef, however we ask that you first read the instructions on how to use Digital Beef, which are posted on the Digital Beef page of the CLA website, before calling the office with questions.

Beaucoup de changements sont survenus au cours des derniers mois pour l’Association Canadienne Limousin. Ces changements se traduisent en une énergie renouvelée qui crée une nouvelle excitation pour sécuriser un avenir brillant et solide pour la race Limousin et une place de choix dans l’industrie du bœuf. C’est avec plaisir que j’occupe le poste de directrice générale de l’Association canadienne du Limousin depuis le départ d’Anne Brunet-Burgess. Jusqu’à maintenant j’ai bien aimé le défit de ma position et de travailler pour la race Limousin qui détient de grandes valeurs dans tous les secteurs de l’industrie. De plus, les gens qui y sont impliqués sont vraiment exceptionnels. Cela a été dit et redit dans toutes les conversations que j’ai eues à date avec les supporters et les éleveurs du Limousin! J’ai bien hâte de vous rencontrer au cours des prochains mois lors des expositions principales et je vous remercie de m’avoir si bien accueillit jusqu’à maintenant.

Nouveaux développements pour le Limousin Voice

L’Association canadienne du Limousin et Today’s Publishing (le publieur du Voice) ont collaboré pour intensifier les avantages non seulement pour les annonceurs du Limousin Voice, mais tous ceux impliqués avec la race par l’entremise d’une meilleure vitrine de notre produit parmi les lecteurs du secteur commercial. Donc pour rentrer dans l’objectif de faire parvenir le Voice à tous les producteurs commerciaux, il ne sera désormais publié que trois fois par an. Ces trois numéros seront distribués à l’aide de la liste d’acheteur d’animaux selon vos transferts de propriété. Cette liste étendra notre lectorat jusqu’à 2 200 personnes à chaque numéro ! Il est plus important que jamais que vous transférez tous les animaux vendus en temps opportun afin que vos acheteurs puissent bénéficier de la distribution du magazine.

Digital Beef

Depuis mai 2015, l’association utilise un nouveau logiciel pour toutes les transactions et la tenue des registres Limousin. Digital Beef offre une technologie avancée qui représente un outil formidable pour nos membres, mais le changement vient toutefois avec une courbe d’apprentissage évidente. Le personnel du bureau de l’association travaille à la fois à répondre aux demandes pour des renseignements des membres et les assiste à la navigation du system en-linge, tout en continuant le travail de registre qui arrive au bureau à tous les jours. Malheureusement cela a crée un retard accumulé pour les demandes d’enregistrement. Nous travaillons tous avec diligence pour procéder le travail le plus efficacement

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Whole Herd Enrolment (WHE)

Information concerning your 2015 WHE will be mailed to you in October. If you are an online user we remind you that you will not receive any paper forms for your inventory. Please remember that Whole Herd Enrolment is due no later than January 15, 2016. Online users may find instructions on how to post their inventory on our website.

The New Website of the Association

The new CLA website was launched in early 2015 with great feedback on the refreshed online presence of the Limousin breed. The website remains the hub of all pertinent CLA information for breeders and buyers and is supplemented by our presence on social media via our Facebook and Twitter pages. We remind Limousin breeders and bull buyers to take advantage of the Commercial Calf Listing service that is provided complementary to operations looking to advertise Limousin influence calves for sale privately or going to public auction. Please visit the CLA website to fill out a form to list your calves.

Limousin Tags

The Limousin branded RFID tag program has been tremendously successful, as sales have far surpassed expectations already and continue to grow. To date we are just shy of 7,500 tags being sold to producers across Canada to be tagged in the ear of Limousin influence calves. I created a poster this fall that is to be distributed to auction marts across the country informing buyers of what this pink tag means, and the value of purchasing Limousin influence calves. At this time, the tags can ordered from the CLA website or by calling the office. However, watch for a brand new self-serve web access via the CCIA tag store. I am also working on having a similar tag available for producers in Quebec in 2016.

National Limousin Events

The Ontario Limousin Association is hosting the 2015 National Limousin Events at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. The junior showmanship is at 8:30 am on November 6th followed by the Royal Elite All Breed Sale at 6:30 pm on November 6th. The National Limousin Show is at 3:00 pm on November 7th. Come join the fun and Limousin fellowship!

ILC 2016

The International Limousin Congress is being held August 20-28, 2016 in Ireland! If you are interested in attending please visit www.ilc2016.com for full details and to register or call CLA General Manager Tessa Verbeek at 403-636-1066 to assist you if you do not have internet access.

Kindest regards, Tessa Verbeek CLA General Manager

que possible et nous apprécions votre patience durant cette période de transition.

Un rappel au sujet de l’enrôlement du troupeau

Les informations concernant vos enrôlements 2016 vous seront postées en octobre. Si vous êtes un utilisateur du libre service en ligne, nous vous rappelons que vous ne recevrez pas de formulaires papier pour votre inventaire. N’oubliez pas que la date limite pour l’enrôlement est le 15 janvier 2016. Les instructions pour les utilisateurs en ligne seront incluses dans le prochain bulletin d’information.

Le nouveau site internet de l’association

Le site internet de l’association a été refait en 2015 et les utilisateurs en semblent ravis. Le site est le centre de toute information au sujet de l’Association Canadienne Limousin, soutenu par les nouvelles de tous les jours qui apparaissent sur Facebook ou sur Twitter. N’oubliez pas que l’association canadienne offre un affichage gratuit sur le site www.limousin.com lorsque vos veaux commerciaux sont mis en vente. Ce service est offert aux producteurs pur-sang et commerciaux qui ont des veaux d’embouche de génétique Limousin à vendre privément ou à un encan publique. Il suffit de remplir le formulaire à partir du site. Encourager vos acheteurs de taureaux à publiciser leurs veaux Limousin, car l’association se charge d’aviser les acheteurs potentiels. Le site internet peut aussi prendre vos petites annonces pour vos animaux pur-sang à vendre, semence ou embryons. Les annonces restent affichées aussi longtemps que vous le voulez et le coût est de $50 par annonce.

Concours national Limousin

L’Ontario vous attend en grand nombre pour le concours national qui aura lieu dans le cadre de la Royal de Toronto. Les événements commenceront le 6 novembre avec un concours junior à 8 :30, suivi de la vente pour toutes les races à 18 :30. Le jugement Limousin aura lieu samedi le 7 novembre à 15hrs.

Le programme d’identification Limousin

Le programme d’identification Limousin connait un succès monstre. A date près de 7,500 étiquettes d’oreille ont été vendues au Canada. Les producteurs profitent vraiment de cette opportunité de bien faire remarquer leurs animaux de génétique Limousin. Un poster sera affiché dans les encans d’animaux pour rappeler aux acheteurs de veaux, qu’une étiquette rose représente un animal d’influence Limousin. Nous travaillons également avec l’ATQ pour pourvoir offrir une boucle rose équivalente au Québec, spécialement pour les éleveurs d’animaux Limousin. Le lancement est prévu pour le début de 2016.

Congrès international Limousin

Le congrès international aura lieu du 20 au 28 août 2016 en Irlande. Visitez le site http://ilc2016.com/francais/ pour tous les détails en français.

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CLA Directors

# 13 - 4101, 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 1-866-886-1605 or (403) 253-7309 Fax: (403) 253-1704

www.limousin.com

CLA Executive Committee PRESIDENT TREASURER Terry Hepper Bill Zwambag Phone: (306) 781.4628 Phone: (519) 287-3219 Email: thepper@yourlink.ca Email: bzwambag@execulink.com PAST-PRESIDENT Brian Lee Phone: (905) 447-5173 Email: hmacsand@hotmail.com

CLA Staff GENERAL MANAGER Tessa Verbeek Phone: (403) 636-1066 Email: tverbeek@limousin.com

REGISTRY/MEMBER SERVICES Dallas Wise & Sandy Ostertag Phone: (403) 253-7309 Email: limousin@limousin.com

Eric Boon Phone: (306) 858-2130 Cell: (306) 280-8795 Email: eboon3@hotmail.com Lynn Combest Phone: (403) 742-5211 Cell: (403) 740-7621 Email: combestclf@yahoo.ca Jim Richmond Phone: (403) 368-2103 Cell: (403) 323-8433 Email: stephanie@richmondranch.com

Tim Andrew Phone: (403) 854-6335 Email: tlandrew@netago.ca Erin Kishkan Phone: (250) 747-3836 Cell: (250) 991-6654 Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com Mark Angus Phone: (204) 281-5099 Email: jaymarandy@gmail.com Matthew Heleniak Phone: (519) 537-1451 Email: matth@norpacbeef.com

Provincial Association Presidents MARITIMES ALBERTA John-Calvin Siddall Mark Porter Phone: (902) 664-8008 Phone: (780) 842-4288 Email: jfsiddall@nsac.ca Email: albertalimousin@gmail.com QUEBEC BRITISH COLUMBIA Serge Dethier Erin Kishkan Phone: (450) 454-6456 Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: dianejoly19@hotmail.com Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com MANITOBA ONTARIO Mark Angus Garry Smart Phone: (204) 281.5099 Phone: (519) 538-4877 Email: jaymarandy@gmail.com Email: smartlimo@bmts.com SASKATCHEWAN Rhett Jones Phone: (306) 629-3200 Email: jonescattlecompany@hotmail.com

CLA President’s Report By Terry Hepper

As I sit down to write this for the fall edition of the Limousin Voice, it means summer is over and what a summer it was; extremely dry in the west and mixed temperatures and extreme moisture in other parts of the country. I was elected CLA president at the CLA Annual General Meeting in Stratford, and am very honoured and privileged to continue helping the board and breed. I’d like to thank the retiring board members for their time and dedication and welcome the new directors. Our new board is very committed to continuing to improve the breed and with the new energetic General Manager we will continue to build the popularity of our breed.

Last spring the Limousin branded pink CCIA tag program was launched and proved to be a huge success. It will continue to grow in popularity as sellers and buyers recognize it as a useful tool in the marketing of Limousin cattle. I encourage all producers to start or continue to use these pink tags as well as the free commercial calf listing service the CLA offers members on our website. I look forward to the fall events which will allow me the opportunity to meet new and existing breeders. I expect cattle prices to continue at their current high levels and Limousin influenced calves to be at the top end of the price range. I hope everyone has a successful harvest and will see you in the fall.

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December 5, 2015 Cookstown, ON

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Lim-Flex Sire: SAV Cama ro 9272 Dam: Wulfs Zuffy 2431 (Wulfs Uppermos Z t) DOB: April 27, 20 14 Due March 3 to BW: 0.7 WW: 67 JCL Lodestar YW: 103 MK: 29

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Red Maple Cinder

Sire: Wulf Dam: Red s Guardian 5074G Maple Am ber R DOB: Feb ruary, 20, ose 6A BW: 0.0 2015 WW: 60 YW: 82 M K: 20

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Clarks Blackberry 486B

Clarks A Burning Heart

(Wulfs Yonkers x Bennville Uberraschung) Bred to Wulfs Bank Robber Safe for March calf Bw: 2.3 Ww: 67 Yw: 95 Milk: 32 Tm: 66

Wulfs Yak The Black X Exlr Burning Heart Bred to Wulfs Archbald Due January 1 Bw: 4.5 Ww: 70 Yw: 103 Milk: 24 Tm: 59

Clarks A Cute Gal

Clarks Chocolate Heart 518C

Wulfs Trailblazer daughter Bred to Wulfs Archbald Due January Bw: 0.0 Ww: 54 Yw: 71 Milk: 25 Tm: 52

We are offering 22 lots in Colours of Autumn

Clarks Cinnamon 505C

Wulfs Yonkers X DKC Tender Heart Born April 11, 2015 Bw: 2.5 Ww: 63 Yw: 85 Milk: 31 Tm: 62

Clarks Career Girl 585C

Embryos Selling: Wulfs Willard X Exlr Luvly Wulfs Apostle X Wulfs Waffle Iron Wulfs Apostle X Wulfs Urytha

Hollee's Avalanche X Excel Poll Xceptional Born April 3, 2015 Bw: 3.4 Ww: 64 Yw: 89 Milk: 30 Tm: 62

Wulfs Audition X DKC Unique Cookie Born May 8, 2015 Bw: 4.3 Ww: 69 Yw: 102 Milk: 32 Tm: 66

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Wulfs Willard 5115W was first purchased by Clark Cattle in the 2011 Wulfs Opportunity Sale. After he performed so well in their herd, he was purchased back in 2014 to be used as major herdsire in the Wulf Cattle program. Willard has been identified as one of the most consistent sires of sound structured, heavy muscled progeny in our breed today. Furthermore, he still excels for both maternal and marbling as well, making him the total Limousin package. That’s not all, he is a TOTAL outcross to most of today’s popular Genetics and out of one of the most phenotypically correct, most productive matrons to ever walk the donor pens at Wulf Cattle. His offspring will headline sales across North America for years to come.

Homo Polled Wulfs Revolver X Wulfs Remi 5115R Bw: 4.2 Ww: 77 Yw: 112 Milk: 28 Tm: 66

We are selling semen packs in the Colours of Autumn Sale! December 5, 2015

Annual Prairie G old Bull Sale

March 25, 2016 Saskatoon, SK

Richmond Ace TSR 39A Sire: Richmond Xceller SRD 137X Watch for Ace at Agribition this fall!

Ken-Doc 10C Sire: Richmond Ace

Show Prospect Heifer Calves Available Privately

Ken-Doc 3C Sire: WZRK Double Wide

Ken-Doc 7C Sire: Ken-Doc Loverboy Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 14

Ken-Doc 13C Sire: Richmond Ace

Ken Gillies Phone: 306-382-2390 Cell: 306-221-1159 Box 101, Site 202, RR#2 Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J5


Wulf Billy the Kid K234B was one of the most unique prospects to sell at the 2015 Wulfs Opportunity Sale. He was the top seller of the day garnering $27,000 from Fillmore Ranch in Colorado and the Canadian rights were later secured by Clark Cattle. The traits that make him such an interesting individual are his exceptionally large REA and low YG potential coupled with high maternal value and a 40cm Yearling scrotal measurement. This made him propel to the top of both the Wulf Cattle Terminal and Replacement Index. All this from Wulfs Unique 8217U, a donor Dam who is one one Wulf Cattle’s most valued daughters of the great Wulfs Myrlene 2332M, who is the dam of Wulfs Xtractor X233X, Wulfs Zane X238Z and other great herdsires and donors too numerous to mention. Limousin pedigrees haven’t been written that are more stacked in predictability and potential than Wulfs Billy the Kid K234B.

Homo Polled Runl Stetson 850S X Wulfs Unique Bw: 0.2 Ww: 77 Yw: 114 Milk: 29 Tm: 68

We are selling semen packs in the Colours of Autumn Sale! December 5, 2015

SRD 28C

SRD 53C

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Don’t be

“tricked”

Watch for him on the show circuit this fall and at the Royal Elite Sale November 6, 2015.

and miss out on this future Herd Sire!

Hollees Cheap Trick BW 2.9

WW YW 73 110

MK 25

TM 62

Sire: GREENWOOD PLD ZAMBUKA Dam: TMF ZARKANA 323Z

Holli & Brian Lee Box 6179

Ph: 705.340.5944 Fax: 705.340.5205 hmacsand@hotmail.com Brian’s Cell: 905.447.5173

Ron & Barb Miller PH: 780-349-2135

excelranches@hotmail.com

29 Neals Drive Janetville, ON L0B 1K0

Cody & Amy Miller PH: 780-349-0644

Codymiller8@gmail.com

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Monday, November 16 :: Erskine, AB

Friday, November 27 :: Regina, SK

Friday, December 4 :: MacGregor, MB

Friday, December 4 :: Olds, AB

Wednesday, December 9 :: Lloydminster, SK

Wednesday, December 16 :: Saskatoon, SK

Thursday, December 31 :: Saskatoon, SK

Scott Bohrson 403.370.3010

Geoff Anderson 306.731.7921

Colton Hamilton 403.507.5416

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Martin Bohrson 306.220.7901

Darryl Snider 780.385.5561

Rob Voice 306.361.6775


Annual Bull Sale Tuesday March 15, 2016 Bow Slope Shipping Brooks, AB

Thank you to last year’s buyers...

Box 224 Youngstown, AB T0J 3P0 Jim & Dorothy 403-779-2263

Greg & Linnea Cell: 403-633-6337 Home: 403-377-2572

glandrew@eidnet.org

Tim & Lois Cell: 403-854-6335 Home: 403-779-2273

tlandrew@netago.ca

· Robert Hampton · Conners Brothers Ltd. (3) · Ridge Ranch Ltd. (2)

· Rivers End Farm Ltd. · John Gilchrist · Kevin Rath

And our Feeder Cattle Buyers · KCL Feeders, Coaldale, AB

· Chaffe Beef Farms, Mitchell, ON

Striving to produce the finest Limousin feeder cattle on the planet.

We hope to see you at our 6th Annual Bull Sale along with Andrew Ranches on Tuesday March 15th at Bow Slope, Brooks, AB

de Jager Limousin Cattle Co. For more information or to come have a look at the animals give us a call or send us an e-mail to set up a time.

Box 88 Rolling Hills, AB T0J 2S0 403-964-2587 jaapcanada@eidnet.org www.dejagerlimousin.com Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 18

A big thank-you to our bull and heifer buyers at our 2015 sale and a thanks to all the people who attended the ALA Field Day in Rolling Hills. The day was good fun and the auction was a huge success.


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45 Years in the Making C O M B E S T L I M O U S I N FA R M

Complete Dispersal NOVEMBER 16

Noon • at the Farm • Erskine, Alberta AUCTIONEER: Ryan Dorran

SALE CONSULTANT:

Bohrson Marketing Services Scott Bohrson (403) 370-3010 Martin Bohrson (306) 220-7901

206 HEAD SELL AS 121 LOTS

4 Herd Sires • 5 Coming 2-year-old Bulls 85 Spring Pairs • 4 Bred Cows • 17 Bred Heifers 4 Heifer Calves • 2 Bred Red Angus Heifers Entire Semen Inventory 50% Black • 50% Red • 90% of Offering is Purebred Limousin

HOTELS:

Ramada Inn Stettler (403) 742-6555 (ask for the Combest Limousin block) Canalta Hotel Stettler (403) 742-3371

ONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE www.DLMS.ca

Contact Sale Management for a Catalog.

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Terry Hepper of Zehner, SK was elected as the new president of the Canadian Limousin Association at the CLA Annual General Meeting held on August 8, 2015 in Stratford, ON. Terry is a seasoned CLA Clayton, Sara, Terry, Lynette board member having Erin, Brandon previously held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President, as well as previously being the Canadian Junior Limousin Association adult advisor. His commitment to the Limousin breed is evident in his strong involvement and unwavering support of the breed. Terry was raised on the family farm at Zehner, SK and after graduating high school worked at Viterra grain terminal at Balgonie. He and his wife, Lynette, own and operate Eden Meadows Farm which is a mixed operation consisting of 50 breeding females. They have been breeding Limousin cattle since 1974. “We are trying to maintain the calving ease and thick butted animals that attracted us to the Limousin breed.” Terry says they continue to maintain herd size while striving to improve quality. The Heppers also farm 900 acres of hay and cereal grains. Terry and Lynette have two adult daughters, Sara and Erin, who are both still actively involved with the farm and much of the showing and pre-show work, despite both of them living 9 hours away and having careers and businesses of their own. Sara and Clayton live at Entwhistle, AB while Erin and Brandon live at Drayton Valley, AB. “The girls have been involved with cattle since they were old enough to grab a hold of a pitch fork or comb. It seems like the only true holiday in our house is one of loading up the trailer and everyone heading to a show or sale.” Terry and Lynette have been involved with the Saskatchewan Limousin Association holding various board

Eden Meadows Farm’s Limousin herd

positions throughout the years. Terry was also actively involved with the Valleyview 4-H Club when his daughters were members. He has been a volunteer at Agribition for years as the Limousin breed representative as well as a member of the Junior Beef Extreme committee.

Terry checking up on the herd

Eden Meadows Farm has enjoyed many triumphs with the Limousin breed. Raising champions and seeing those cattle go on to do well in other breeder’s herds is near the top of the list of accomplishments for Terry and Lynette. However, the biggest reward of all for the Hepper’s has been the people they have met, the long-time friends they have gained within the cattle business, and the lasting impression these people have made. In his four years on the CLA board of directors he has certainly met many new faces in the Limousin breed and has left a positive lasting impression himself. “My time on the CLA board has been very interesting. It has allowed me to see how the CLA office works for the members across the country and I encourage all breeders Lynette helping in the washrack to stay actively involved and continue to support our breed. It is only with strong membership support that the success of the breed will grow.” Terry is confident the Limousin breed is poised for increased demand and success, “I want to see our breed get back as one of the popular choices for buyers. With buyers and feedlots looking for Limousin influenced calves it will increase demand for calves and result in more need for Limousin bulls.”

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be the breed of choice for Steve. “We pasture in the hills; the cattle have to be hardy and strong. We want something that spits out 95 pound calves and within 15 minutes they’re running around. The gains a Limousin calf has throughout the summer are unreal. Our customers want minimal work and high outputs; that means easy calving and big weaning weights in the fall. With Limousin you can have them both. We could never imagine not running Limousin cattle in our pastures.”

Steve Lingley & Jenna Donnelly Lingley Limousin has deep roots in the Limousin breed, and now the next generation is taking the reins and bringing the purebred and fullblood operation to the forefront of the breed. Lingley Limousin was founded west of Irma, AB in 1974 by William Lingley. Will and his wife, Glenna, managed the herd until they decided to take a break in the mid 90’s. Although, not showing or selling seedstock, the Lingleys always had a few purebred Limousin cows around and kept purebred Limousin bulls walking the pastures. The family remained very close with many Limousin breeders. Will and Glenna’s son Steve grew up helping his parents and gaining an appreciation for the Limousin breed. He was an avid 4-H member along with his sisters Cassie and Ashley. Steve took the welding program at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta and started his own welding company which also allowed him to return to the farm and begin re-building the Limousin herd. There was no real decision as to whether Limousin would

Steve was clipping bulls for a sale in Red Deer when he crossed paths with Jenna Donnelly – and you could say the rest is history. Jenna grew up on a farm west of Spruce View, AB where her parents raised a predominantly Shorthorn/ Angus/Simmental cowherd. She took the Land Administration program at Olds College and now works as a Maintenance Data Analyst at ConocoPhillips Canada in addition to dabbling in photography and design work with her business, Vintage Studios and Design. Of course she is also Steve’s right hand woman when it comes to cattle work. Not coming from a Limousin background originally, Jenna has found the people involved in the breed to be most welcoming. “The Limousin family has to be one of the best out there; absolutely everyone involved in this breed has been the most inviting and kindest people I’ve ever been involved with. It’s people like you all that puts this breed in a class of its own.” The Lingleys began building their herd with the purchase of high quality animals from various sales as well as the purchase of a group of cattle from the Bodell family (Golden Harvest Ranches) when they dispersed in 2013. Currently, Lingley Limousin is home to 35 head of breeding females as well as a few commercial Limousin females. They are also passionate about the fullblood side of the program, as it was the heavy muscle and big rump of the Limousin that drew the Lingleys to the breed at the beginning and they appreciate the history behind these pillars of the Limousin breed today. One of the most important things Steve and Jenna feel they did to revive the Lingley Limousin name was to hit the show road and put a face to their operation. “We met so many people; Limousin producers, commercial producers, and many producers in others breeds as well. We got our cattle out there in the flesh, saw other breeders’ cattle in the flesh and promoted the breed.”

Muscle and natural thickness is what drew the Lingleys to the Limousin breed

Steve and Jenna are currently developing a marketing strategy to help promote their program as well as the Limousin breed in their area. They also have plans to add an ET program to quickly inject quality genetics into their herd and work to

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animals and the breed as a whole. “We strive to raise easy keeping, high performing cattle and the docility must be there also. When people walk through and compliment us, it’s a nice feeling to know we are heading in the right direction.” So it’s no wonder when asked what their biggest triumph has been since they started out Steve and Jenna don’t name a big accolade one of their animal’s has won, instead they simply say that having people interested in their cattle, not only at shows but at home in the pasture as well, is their greatest reward.

Showing their Limousin animals has been an important marketing tool for Lingley Limousin expand their program. They place a high value on providing accurate information to producers to assist them with making the most appropriate choices for their program and maintaining a relationship with their customers. Ensuring that anyone who is trying out Limousin cattle has the best possible experience is one of the ways the Lingleys are helping to promote their own

Given the record prices the cattle industry is experiencing and the second to none quality of the cattle in breeding herds, these are exciting times for the cattle industry, and even more so for young people getting their start in the business – and Steve will be the first to tell you so. “With aging cattle producers looking to hand the reins over to the younger generations, to carry on the traditions of being a cattle producer, the opportunities are endless. It’s a great time to be involved and to learn from experienced producers in the cattle industry. I’m thankful to be a part of something so great.”

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Meet the 2015/2016 CJLA Board of Directors The Canadian Junior Limousin Association held their Annual General Meeting on August 6 and elected a new board of directors for the 2015/2016 term. If you have any questions about the CJLA or want to become a member please don’t hesitate to contact the CLA office or the CJLA adult advisor, Eric Boon at 306.280.8795 or eboon3@hotmail.com.

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Curtis Bielecki, Paradise Hill, SK I have been on the CJLA board for three years. This year I am the President. Our operation is RCN Livestock and I graduated from Lakeland College with my fourth class power engineering certificate. I enjoy the breed because it is a very new breed to our area and it is becoming very popular. I enjoy being on the CJLA board because it gives you a chance to meet new people and to also to be a part of this growing breed.

Nicole Bielecki, Paradise Hill, SK I have been on the CJLA board for three years and am currently the secretary/reporter. I am in grade 12 and my brother Curtis, sister Ryley and I run a purebred cow/ calf operation under the name RCN Livestock. Being on the CJLA board allows me to meet new people and become more involved in the cattle industry near and far. I enjoy the Limousin breed because they are highly muscled and they have strong genetics that are growing.

VICE PRESIDENT Cheyenne Porter, Wainwright, AB I have been on the CJLA board for three years. This year I am the Vice President. I was previously the Secretary and Reporter. My family owns and operates Plains Limousin. I am 15 years old and am currently in grade 10. I absolutely love being a member of the CJLA and being a part of the Limousin breed. There are so many amazing people within the breed that make it incredible to be a part of!

TREASURER Carolyn Darling, Morganston, ON I have been on the CJLA board for two years and am currently the treasurer. My dad and uncle own and run Darling Farms Ltd. which they cash crop and have a commercial cow/calf operation. My mom and dad own and operate Darling Farms where we raise and show Limousin cattle. I attend Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario for their Insurance program. I enjoy the Limousin breed because of the versatility of the breed and being able to cross a different breed with a Limousin and being able to improve that cross. I enjoy being an influential part in educating and promoting the benefits of the Limousin breed to future generations by being on the CJLA board.

DIRECTORS Brittany Hirschfeld, Cando, SK This is my first year on the CJLA board. My family operates Lazy A Limousin and I am currently in grade 11. I enjoy the Limousin breed because it’s known as the muscle breed, and I like to see animals with the Limousin hind quarter. Their docility and overall performance as show cattle or pasture cows is outstanding. They are the type of cattle that can be crossbred and still show the Limousin quality through it. The atmosphere of people that own and raise Limousin cattle is great. I am looking forward to being a part of the future of the Limousin breed. I am looking forward to learning and working as a team to bring the future of the Limousin breed together and plan future shows. Angus Smythe, Roblin, MB This is my first year on the CJLA board. Jaymarandy Limousin is our farm name and I am currently in grade 10. I like the CJLA board because we are the future of the breed. I like to talk to new people and bounce new ideas off others. I really enjoy the agricultural way of life and could not imagine doing anything else.

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Samantha Kennedy, Omemee, ON This is my first year on the CJLA board. I am currently also the secretary on the OJLA board and in grade 12. My family owns and operates Crown Hill Acres. Since we are a smaller breed I enjoy knowing everyone associated with the breed. The best part of being on the board is getting to be friends with kids from across Canada, working as a team, and getting opportunities most kids don’t get. Connor Rodger, Goderich, ON This is my first year on the CJLA board. My family operates Loyal Line Limousin and I am currently studying Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. I enjoy the Limousin breed because everyone involved is passionate about the cattle they breed, and that reflects on the breed as a whole. Everyone you meet is extremely friendly and I love being involved in that atmosphere. Hopefully I can reflect that while on the board, and allow others to feel the same way. William Cooper, Great Village, NS This is my first year on the CJLA board. My family operates Balamore Farm and I am currently in grade 10. I enjoy showing Limousin, socializing with people involved in cattle, and watching our genetics sell in our bull sale. I am happy to be getting more involved at the National level and representing the Maritimes on the CJLA board of directors. CJLA Adult Advisor Eric Boon, Lucky Lake, SK Phone: 306.280.8795 Email: eboon3@hotmail.com

CLJA News The 2015 Canadian Junior Limousin Association Impact Show was held in Stratford, Ontario August 7 and 8. We had 52 junior participants exhibiting a total of 104 head of Limousin cattle from five provinces including; Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The CJLA board would like to thank everyone who participated in the show and the organizers who helped put the show on. We would also like to give a huge thank you to the generous sponsors. They made the show a fantastic event! The 2016 edition of the CJLA show will be in Alberta, the date and location will be announced soon. In other news, the CJLA held their Annual General Meeting on August 6 and elected a new board of directors. The new CJLA board will be going to the CLA office in Calgary in December to have their first meeting following the AGM. The CJLA reminds all junior members that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the two $500 scholarships and two $250 scholarships awarded to CJLA members annually. To apply please e-mail eboon3@hotmail.com describing your involvement in the Limousin breed. Deadline to apply is October 31! Scholarship recipients may only receive a CJLA monetary scholarship once. For full information please visit the Scholarships page under Juniors on the CLA website. Lastly, the CJLA is excited to announce a new opportunity exclusively for CJLA members age 16-21: the Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange! More information coming soon! The CJLA is thankful for the many generous contributors to our funds. Combest Limousin will be donating a heifer to the CJLA to be sold in their herd dispersal sale November 16, 2015. Funds from the sale of this heifer will go towards the CJLA scholarships and Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange. The T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament raised $3,124.28 this year for the CJLA. A cheque presentation will be made at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Venture Livestock has also contributed $500 towards the CJLA scholarship funds. It is a great time to be a CJLA member with many exciting and new initiatives, events and opportunities coming up! Nicole Bielecki Secretary/Reporter Canadian Junior Limousin Association

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It has been quite a year in the Limousin breed complete with success and change. In order to get value out of the change, it will take breeder participation. The great football legend, Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, once said... “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” No doubt we are experiencing record prices for breeding stock, feeder cattle and high salvage values with a prolonged future due to North American inventory numbers. In times such as now, we can often become complacent and lax. Your submission of weights and herd information is key to produce genetic accuracies which move the breed forward. In this changing world, the use of genetic tools is becoming more frequent and valued by the cow/calf producer, the feedlot operator, the packer and you the purebred breeder. Your participation dictates your future! In addition, your participation requires attention as the fall show and sale season is now upon us. Breeders that take the time and huge expense to exhibit the programs at fall shows are promoting your breed... it takes breeders and visitors to set the ambiance for the show, and excitement means participation. Granted the major shows and sales are online but that reminds me of preaching in a church of empty pews. The largest lack of participation is at junior shows ...everyone likes to sell heifers to juniors but few care about the outcome. At this stage of the exciting livestock cycle... it’s time to put a little back! Lessons can be learned from the folks at T Bar who host the annual golf tournament raising money for juniors and their associations. Granted, much of the monies are through sponsorships from progressive companies and breeders but it takes many staff hours and funding to organize and run the event...it’s their way of giving a little back. The sales this fall offer wonderful opportunities to add new genetic cow lines to a program. Never has there been a better time to salvage several old bessies that have been climbing fences and support the breed, your fellow breeders and help yourself in the meantime.....that can be your way of putting a little back. Oh, by the way, I suggest buying two at ten rather than ten at two!

The fall promises to be exciting whether you participate or not and at these prices, one should take a good hard look at their program and their goals! Remember ... “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ivy’s Bossman!

And he’s amazing in every way , with super growth and a great disposition! He’s going to make a wonderful cross with our females … we can’t wait to see his offspring in the spring!!! Thank you Rick and Mary Hertz!

Check him out on our facebook page!

Sired by Ivy’s Marksman!

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Hi-Valley Limousin Dave and Linda Harvey Box 1469 100 Mile House, B.C. (250) 397-2306 www.hivalleylimo.com hivalleylimo@gmail.com


Plan To Succeed Fall 2015

As forage harvest wraps here in Ontario, I spend much of my time balancing rations for current inventories and ingredient quality. For this article I would like to run through the process I use to make these diets work for the cattlemen and cattlewomen I work with.

keep this simple for the example. On this farm we have a stockpile of 400 bales weighing 925 pounds each of average quality dry hay at 85% DM and we also have 200 bales weighing 1500 pounds of good quality wrapped hay at 55%DM.

The first step I go through is to get a count on inventory. Knowing exactly what you have to work with makes everything easier to manage. Measuring bunks to know volume of feed, as well as weighing bales can be a tedious task but makes it easier to have a plan as winter approaches. This process will also make spring feed purchasing decisions easier. If you know you have to buy feed, then you have all fall and early winter to find the right buys on what is needed. After figuring how much feedstuffs there is to work with, it is important to figure out how much is needed to keep the cows fed until grass time or until new the crop comes in.

With the cows running in good shape and weighing 1400 pounds they would eat around 2.2% of their body weight when dry and 2.5% when lactating. However, winters can be hard on them and they often need a bit more to deal with the extra maintenance cost, so if we averaged 2.5% all the way through the winter, I’d say that would be fair. Also lets assume the bred heifers running around 1100 pounds would eat the same rate. At this plan, I would aim to feed 35 pounds a day to the cows and the heifers eating 27.5 pounds. This totals 2025 pounds daily on a DM Basis.

When reviewing the research there are many factors used to calculate Dry Matter Intake (DMI) and these will vary with cattle type, feedstuffs, ambient temperature, amount of tag, and stage of production to name a few. This can make planning out inventories difficult but in my experience it is best to estimate high and if you carry out a bit of inventory it isn’t the end of the world. The next step is to know what the feed quality is. I have said it before and will say it again; Test Your Feed! This lets you know whether supplements to your feedstuffs are needed or whether you can make blends of on farm forages to make up the difference on low tests. As much as feed sampling has come a long way from calculating Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN), it can still be a good way to ball park quality. Forages low in TDN tend to have lower intakes and forages higher in TDN tend to have higher intakes. One of the best ways to demonstrate the importance of feed testing and knowing your inventory is to provide a simple example farm. Assuming a typical farm has 50 pregnant cows and keeping 10 replacement bred heifers we can run through some easy numbers to build a plan. Of course there would be bulls and heifer calves, but let’s

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This operation needs to run 200 days to get from pulling cows in the fall till grass in the spring. With all this feed being dry hay and wrapped hay of average to good quality, we need a plan to use it. The dry hay should account for 167.8MT and the wrapped hay should total 136MT on an as fed basis. When adjusted for moisture content we have 217.43MT of ‘dry feed’ and based on calculations we need 216 MT to feed this herd for the winter. Feeding these cows at this blend, we should be able to get this herd off on the right track come spring time. Of course, all feed plans don’t work out this well, and often times we find ourselves short on feed or feed quality is lacking, and we have to have some flexibility to change the plan. If we don’t have a plan we can’t manage and we may start down paths that can reduce performance. My suggestion is to talk to your local nutritionists and figure out what makes the most sense for your operation. Plans will help to get everything order and help prevent the last minute spring scramble. Jason Hurst Beef Technical Sales Masterfeeds LP

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What a year 2015 has been, starting off with a cattle market full of enthusiasm like never before.This energy in the cattle business led to a record setting bull sale season that many had not even dreamed of. There was starting to be a feeling of the industry being bullet proof, but then a dry spring and start to summer had many worried of a wide spread drought. Humans are greedy by nature and that quickly began to appear in feed prices. Most producers did not jump the gun though, if the decade of BSE did anything for producers it taught them patience and ingenuity. Luckily in most areas, rain started to come in late July and most producers have reported unbelievable forage and pasture growth late in the season. In fact in many areas the fall is wet and has even hindered harvest, again good news for those of us with a little water and grass mixed together on our boots. We actually have clients who were planning to reduce their herd size who now have greenfeed for sale due to late germinating crops and less than ideal harvest weather. Out of the gate this fall, the calf market was wild, again higher than most of us could even imagine. Of course this led to record numbers of calves being sold for later delivery, which essentially kicked the calf run into motion quicker than usual. The last couple of weeks has seen the calf market moderate, which it always does when big numbers are on offer. Also some strength in the dollar as well as a few other factors have forced the market to level off, but definitely not crash. I recently had one producer call me up and say “man is this market ever ugly.” This same guy sold calves for the same money a year ago and called me ecstatic thinking he had just won the lottery! Again that damn human tendency to be greedy! Remember, every sector of the industry had a phenomenal turn last year and this year will be very profitable as well.

Ted has a saying “there is money for the bulls and money for the bears but there is no money for the hogs,” I think that fits as there is no place for any negativity in our industry today. As for the future, my recommendation is, put your sunglasses on! Our cow herd is still contracting and our markets only look to have the potential for expansion. After a great deal of trade negotiations it has been announced that Canada is part of the ground breaking Trans-Pacific Partnership. A free trade agreement including twelve Asia-Pacific nations including three of Canada’s largest trade partners, the U.S., Mexico and Japan. The later of these three is the most significant as we already have trade agreements with the other two. Japan imports 60% of the agricultural products they consume, which makes it a larger market than the entire EU market, all twenty eight countries. Canada already had Japan as a major customer but this agreement can only help us to get a larger portion of this huge and growing market. Around the world Canada is viewed as a country that will be prime to take advantage of a growing global food market. Canada has the ability to increase production in a sustainable way, due to our arable land, natural recourses, skilled producers, ability to process our products and our transportation infrastructure. All things point to a bright future in the Canadian cattle business.

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By Amber Dobson and Dawn Trautman both with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB The world of farming is changing dramatically. Pressures from environmental concerns, limited resources, and an ever changing customer demand can be a whirlwind to some. One way farmers might mitigate these growing concerns is by investing in technology. With projects such as the ‘The Carcase Traits Project’ farmers can access a database that will make breeding management of cattle, a breeze. For United Kingdom Limousin cattle breeders, the key to good cattle has arrived: “the SNP key”. Using the SNP key breeders can make decisions about their cattle, efficiently and economically. Producers are able to collect DNA samples from their animals and compare it to the SNP key and make decisions based on breeding merit. These developments come from a four-year project between British Limousin Cattle Society, the Anglo Beef Producers, and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), funded by the Government’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB).

What is the SNP Key?

SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) are a beacon to the possible genetic variation an animal may have. One may not be able to see these variations with the naked eye, which is why genetic analysis is helpful in giving us an indication of what traits the animal may possess before going to slaughter. Scientists use information from carcass traits, date of birth, date of slaughter, sex, breed, pedigree, and genotypes and combine them with carcass data from video imaging analysis (VIA) to determine the SNP key. The SNP key is frequently updated with the newest information available.

What is Video Imaging Analysis (VIA)?

A mounted camera captures digital images of the carcasses where 2D and 3D images are taken, through the use of specific lighting arrangements. Software image data are collected for key primal cut yields (Moore et al., 2014). The VIA collects phenotype carcass information on fat, confirmation, carcass weight, and nine primal cuts, including silverside, rump, striploin, topside, knuckle, flank, fillet, forequarter ribs, and hindquarter ribs.

How do they do it?

First, a modified Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) is calculated by combining information from the pedigree with VIA and other phenotype data, including date of birth and death, sex, and breed. Next, the genotype information, from the DNA sample, is incorporated with the phenotypic information to create the UK Limousin “SNP Key”.

Why is this important?

By combining VIA on slaughter animals and genomics data from DNA we can determine high quality grades of meat. If you can determine carcass traits earlier on in life breeders will know

what cattle to invest in rather than waiting until post-slaughter. It enables market signals to be clearer and easier to understand without being diluted amongst the value change. The future of breeding requires investment in innovative technology as it will help cattle breeders make management and breeding decisions that will save them time and money. By providing a base where other breeders can access information on Limousin cattle traits, this project is leading the way in providing an educational resource that will aid others in their breeding selection decisions.

“SNPs or Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms are substitutions in the DNA sequence that result in genetic variation.” What’s next?

Although the four-year mark is coming to a close, the next steps will be furthering the SNP key. Still, more information is needed. Numerous VIA cameras will be installed in abattoirs across the UK to compile more information to be inputted into the database. The hope is that breeders who use this key will also genotype their animals at birth. This will generate a platform for animal selection using validated EBV that combine phenotype and genotype information. In short, breeders will be able to know what traits a calf has inherited before it takes its first moo!

Benefits to Consider

Demonstrated economic benefits from the study to date are hard to ignore, as the difference in progeny retail value between the best and worst sire was CA$851 per calf, based on both quality and yield. The Limousin breed is known for its genetic advantages including high quality beef and high yielding carcasses. Projects such as this offer certainty and clarification of genetic traits to help make key decisions faster and easier. For more information on The Carcase Traits Project (a.k.a. the SNP key) visit http://limousin.co.uk/projects-initiatives/ carcase-traits-project/.

References

Moore et. al. 2014 Using video image analysis (VIA) to assess abattoir carcase yields and produce genomic breeding values (GEBV) for genetic improvement of beef carcase traits. British Cattle Breeders Club Digest 69. Available at http://cattlebreeders. org.uk/index.php/digests/2014-digest-69/2014-papers/347-kirstymoore.

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CJLA National Impact Show August 6 - 8, 2015 Stratford, ON

Champion Market Steer

Reserve Champion Market Steer

Conformation Market Division Champion Market Steer Abbey Gibson with Buddy by Wulfs Xcellsior X252X Reserve Champion Market Steer Nolan McLarty with Bee Zee 44B by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U

Commercial Division Champion Commercial Heifer Calf and Reserve Champion Commerical Division Female Haleigh Weppler with AHL Counting Stars by After Hours UC At The Top

Champion Commercial Yearling Heifer and Champion Commercial Division Female

Champion Commercial Heifer Calf and Reserve Champion Commercial Division Female

Champion Commercial Yearling Heifer and Champion Commercial Division Female Rachelle Ormiston with Red Maple Buffy by S A V Camaro 9272 Reserve Champion Commercial Yearling Heifer Michaela Rodgers with Loyal Line Black Betty by RUNL Wing Nut 427W

Open Division Champion Open Heifer Calf and Champion Open Division Female Paige Grant with RLF 8C ET by RLF Yardley 601Y Reserve Champion Open Heifer Calf Brad MacIntyre with TMF Miss 11C by RLF Yardley 601Y

Reserve Champion Commercial Yearling Heifer

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Champion Open Heifer Calf 2015 and Open Division Female Champion


Reserve Champion Open Heifer Calf

Champion Open Yearling Heifer and Reserve Champion Open Division Female

Champion Open Yearling Heifer and Reserve Champion Division Female Brittany Hirschfeld with Hollee’s Blue Ivy by Wulfs Xtractor X233S Reserve Champion Open Yearling Heifer Rachelle Ormiston with Red Maple Black Diamond by DHVO Deuce 132R Champion Open Mature Female w/2015 Calf at Side Tyler MacPherson with RPY Paynes Fantasia 9U by AUTO Dollar General 122R with her Calf EGL Gibson Clara sired by RPY Paynes Chopper 27X

Purebred Division Champion Purebred Heifer Calf Melissa MacIntyre with RLF 19C ET by RLF Yardley 601Y Reserve Champion Purebred Heifer Calf Braeden Weppler with After Hours Crazy in Love by After Hours UC At The Top

Reserve Champion Open Yearling Heifer

Champion Purebred Yearling Heifer and Reserve Champion Purebred Division Female Melissa MacIntyre with RLF 901B by TMF Westwood 505W Reserve Champion Purebred Yearling Heifer Brad MacIntyre with RLF 923B by RLF Yardley 601Y Champion Purebred Two Year Old w/2015 Calf at Side and Champion Purebred Division Female and Champion Overall Female Nicole Bielecki with RCN Addicted to Love by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge with her Calf RCN Can’t Buy My Love sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X Reserve Champion Purebred Two Year Old w/2015 Calf at Side Nicole Scott with Pinch Hill Ah Yeah 301A by KAJO Responder 120R with her Calf Spare Time Casanova sired by MAGS Yip

Champion Purebred Heifer Calf

Champion Purebred Yearling Heifer and Reserve Champion Purebred Division

Reserve Champion Purebred Yearling Heifer

Reserve Champion Purebred Heifer Calf

Champion Purebred Two Year Old w/2015 calf at side and Champion Purebred Division Female and Champion Overall Female

Reserve Champion Purebred Two Year Old w/2015 Calf at Side

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Champion Purebred Mature Female w/2015 Calf at Side

Reserve Champion Purebred Mature Female w/2015 Calf at Side

Champion Purebred Mature Female w/2015 Calf at Side Melissa MacIntyre with RLF 725Z by AHCC Westwind W544 with her calf RLF 53C sired by WULFS Warbonnet 6254W Reserve Champion Purebred Mature Female w/2015 Calf at Side Will Pilgrim with CJSL 1077Y by DHVO Deuce 132R with her calf RCL Cherish sired by RCL Cool Breeze 3Z Champion Purebred Bull Calf Brad MacIntyre with RLF 2C by RLF Yardley 601Y Reserve Champion Purebred Bull Calf Melissa MacIntyre with RLF 36C by WULFS Xclusive 2458X

Bred & Owned Divison Champion Bred & Owned Heifer Calf Connor Wiley with Crystal Eyes by MNWS Frontier 507R

Reserve Champion Purebred Bull Calf

Champion Purebred Bull Calf

Champion Bred & Owned Bull Calf Connor Wiley with ACC 2C Carbon Copy with CFLX Wild Card

4-H Division

Champion 4-H Heifer Calf Connor Foster with SFC Cleopatra by JCL Back Fire Champion 4-H Yearling Heifer Connor Wiley with RPY Paynes Bling 6B by Anchor B “The Boss” Reserve Champion 4-H Yearling Heifer Colton Rodgers with Redwing Bacardi Martini by MAGS Yip Champion 4-H Division Female and Reserve Overall Female Connor Wiley with RPY Paynes Bling by Anchor B “The Boss” Reserve Champion 4-H Division Female Colton Rodgers with Redwing Bacardi Martini by MAGS Yip

Champion 4-H Division Female and Reserve Champion Overall Female

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Reserve 4-H Division Female


Artwork

Print Marketing

Individual Judging

Peewee 1. Margaret Darling 2. Carson Zwambag Junior 1. Sydney Martin 2. Paige Grant Intermediate 1. Cheyenne Porter 2. Connor Wiley Senior 1. Melissa MacIntyre 2. Connor Rodgers

Peewee 1. Avery Bohrson 2. Margaret Darling Junior 1. Jules Smyth 2. Austin Porter Intermediate 1. Samantha Kennedy 2. Haleigh Weppler Senior 1. Connor Rodgers 2. Braedon Weppler

Peewee 1. Margaret Darling 2. Avery Bohrson Junior 1. Jules Smyth 2. Riley Bohrson Intermediate 1. Angus Smyth 2. Cheyenne Porter Senior 1. Melissa MacIntyre 2. Curtis Bielecki

Photography

Public Speaking

Team Judging

Peewee 1. Owen Zwambag 2. Lucas Zwambag Junior 1. Sydney Martin 2. Riley Bohrson Intermediate 1. Nicole Scott 2. Samantha Kennedy Senior 1. Abbey Gibson 2. Tyler MacPherson

Peewee 1. Owen Zwambag 2. Margaret Darling Junior 1. Caden Martin 2. Riley Bohrson Intermediate 1. Jackie Wismer 2. Cheyenne Porter Senior 1. Melissa MacIntyre 2. Katie Hern

Junior 1. Sienna Bohrson Jules Smyth 2. Riley Bohrson Caden Martin

Oral Marketing

Quiz

Intermediate 1. Angus Smyth Connor Wiley 2. Nicole Bielecki Nicole Scott

Peewee 1. Margaret Darling 2. Carson Zwambag Junior 1. Jules Smyth 2. Caden Martin Intermediate 1. Clayton Shaw 2. Cheyenne Porter Senior 1. Melissa MacIntyre 2. Carolyn Darling

Peewee 1. Owen Zwambag 2. Lucas Zwambag Junior 1. Jules Smyth 2. Austin Porter Intermediate 1. Cheyenne Porter 2. Nicole Bielecki Senior 1. Tyler MacPherson 2. Brad MacIntyre Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 37

Senior 1. Brad MacIntyre Melissa MacIntyre 2. Will Pilgrim Braedon Weppler


Team Fitting

Peewee/Junior 1. Owen Zwambag Riley Bohrson Jules Smyth 2. Margaret Darling Connor Foster Caden Martin

Sportsmanship Nolan McLarty

Junior 1. Jules Smyth 2. Riley Bohrson Herdsman Bee Zee Acres

High Aggregate Peewee 1. Carson Zwambag 2. Margaret Darling

Intermediate 1. Nicole Bielecki Cheyenne Porter 2. Samantha Kennedy Jackie Wismer

Senior 1. Brad MacIntyre Melissa MacIntyre 2. Tyler MacPherson Abbey Gibson

Intermediate 1. Colton Rodgers 2. Micheala Rodgers

Junior 1. Riley Bohrson 2. Jules Smyth

Showmanship Intermediate 1. Cheyenne Porter 2. Nicole Bielecki

Senior 1. Brad MacIntyre 2. Lynsay Ormiston Peewee 1. Carson Zwambag 2. Margaret Darling

Senior 1. Brad MacIntyre 2. Melissa MacIntyre Overall High Aggregate Brad MacIntyre Reserve Overall High Aggregate Melissa MacIntyre

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2015/2016 ALA Board Members:

We have been working on some pretty sweet marketing and advertising ideas (T-shirts, sweatshirts, customer orders, farm sign orders, etc.) and

President: Mark Porter Vice President: Jackie Payne Secretary: Barb Miller Treasurer: Carla DeJager Directors: Carriann Johnson Steve Lingley Tiffany Richmond Donna Rowe Jim Symens Colin Verbeek The Alberta Limousin Association board has jumped into the technology world and we have been meeting monthly via Zoom. It has really helped to keep our focus and accountability on doing the best job possible for our membership. We want to serve you! We had a fantastic summer field day in the Brooks area, hosted by great Limousin enthusiasts from that area. Thank you to the organizers for looking after us so well and really making it an enjoyable weekend for all who attended. The fall show season is upon us! Good luck to all the exhibitors at these shows! They are not only representing their farm, but also representing our breed! Plan to attend one or all of the shows in your area: • Lloydminster Stockade Roundup November 3 – 7 • Edmonton Farmfair International November 10 – 14

we will have them available and very reasonably priced at the shows. We will also be tempting your taste buds with popcorn so bring your customers and friends by the booth and let them see what is new and grab a hot off the press 2016 ALA Calendar. Alberta is excited to be hosting the 2016 Canadian National Junior Conference. Dates and venue will be announced soon. If there are some Limousin enthusiasts that would like to jump in and help with the success of this conference, we would love to have you. It is our time to showcase our beautiful province and people to the Nation. Lloydminster area breeders will be hosting the Alberta Limousin Field Day in 2016. The Father’s Day weekend has been very successful in the past so we look forward to hosting another very successful event that weekend. It will be fun for all, young and old, so mark your calendars and get yourselves to Lloydminster! Have a great fall everyone! Hope to see you down the exciting road of fall show and sale season – what a fantastic time to be in the cattle business!

• Regina Canadian Western Agribition November 24 – 28 Watch for our ALA booth at Olds, Lloydminster, and Farmfair.

Jackie Payne Vice President - Alberta Limousin Association

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Hello from the Pacific side of the Rockies! I hope this report finds everyone well and enjoying some increased moisture and strong calf prices! British Columbia has had a few Limousin happenings throughout the year, including the only all Limousin bull sale in British Columbia being held for the 26th year in a row in the Peace Country. Four breeders contributed to that sale held at VJV Dawson Creek, and saw 27 bulls average $5100! Fast forward to summer show season which was very successful for many Limousin breeders in British Columbia. Limousin were represented at four summer exhibitions plus many 4-H achievement days. In Fort St. John, Limousin took Champion Breeders Herd, Champion Get of Sire,

and Reserve Champion Bull among many other class winners. The Limo cross steers also topped many 4-H Achievement classes including Reserve Champion Steer out of 50 steers! A Limousin female was Reserve Supreme at the Nechako Valley Exhibition, and a Limousin bull calf took the Bull Calf Jackpot Show out of 29 all breed bull calves at that show. Interior Provincial Exhibition also saw some Limousin champions including Champion Jackpot Heifer! The British Columbia breeders are very excited to represent their province at some of the Alberta and Saskatchewan shows this fall. That is all we have to report so far this year! Erin Kishkan

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Limousin activities have kept Ontario breeders and breed enthusiasts busy this past summer. August saw Ontario hosting the National Annual General Meeting and CJLA Conference in Stratford. New this year was a Commercial Evening hosted by the CLA and attended by representatives across the beef industry.

Tim Andrew and Brian Lee presenting Dan Darling with a framed print as thanks for speaking at the CLA Cattlemen’s Evening

CLA Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in Stratford, ON

Our congratulations to the CJLA Impact Show Committee for their work in such a successful Junior Show which included participants from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The Ontario Provincial Limousin Show was held Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Markham Fair, Markham. Watch for results on our website and in the next issue of the Voice. Ontario is pleased to continue its year for hosting National Limousin Events with activities at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Nov. 6/15 - Ontario Juniors Limousin Showmanship Show Nov. 6/15 - Royal Elite All Breed Sale includes the National Limousin Sale Nov. 7/15 - National Limousin Show Best wishes to our breeders who are involved in shows and sales this fall. Garry Smart President Ontario Limousin Association

Thank You The CLA thanks Anne Brunet-Burgess for her years of hard work for the Limousin breed as the General Manager. She was presented with a beautiful purse as a token of the CLA’s appreciation for all that she has done for the breed.

Many thanks to Anne BrunetBurgess for her work as the CLA General Manager

Brian & Holli Lee with their thank you pillows

Condolences

The CLA also thanks outgoing president Brian Lee and his wife Holli for their years of dedication to the CLA board. Brian and Holli were presented with custom made pillows at the CLA AGM as a thank you gift.

CLA member Ernie Childs of Pine Haven Farm, Carp, Ontario passed away on Wednesday, September 16th at 68 years of age. The CLA sends their deepest condolences to Ernie’s family.

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Greetings Cattle Producers and Limousin Enthusiasts, We held another successful Manitoba Limousin Show at Treherne in June followed by another great representation in July by Manitoba and Saskatchewan Limousin breeders in Harding. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors on powering the breed forward on the show road. A couple of reminders for attendance, and hopeful participation from other provinces. Our own Manitoba members are off to the Ag-Ex show and Extreme Bull Riding from October 28-31 and the Manitoba Limousin Advantage Sale on December 4. It was previously entertained by the Ag-Ex board to host Manitoba’s largest cattle event in conjunction with the MRCA Rodeo Finals; however, the undertaking of coordination has been unsuccessful. That being said, who doesn’t love a great bull riding event? We invite you as a board to come out and attend as exhibitors, spectators or by providing assistance with marshalling of the event. Any and all participation is truly appreciated. The MLA Sale which takes place on December 4th at Triple R Limousin will feature service and get to some of the industry’s leading genetics. This will be managed by Bohrson Marketing. Feel free to contact them for further inspection of the powerful cows, bred heifers and show heifer prospects that will be available. We thank the Rodgers family for their continued service to the breed as our hosts.

old horse trainer I know, “Never get in a hurry to do anything. Be patient with initial attempts, first ask, be mindful before you insist and always be careful of your demands.” He further elaborated, “To be successful you must first prepare your mind for the task, get your tools in place and understand that neither one of you have ever been here together before. Patience and calculated communication achieve more than anything forced.” I hope to see some new and all the familiar faces out this fall to all of the available gatherings for some fellowship and time with great cattle. Sincerely, Mark Angus President Manitoba Limousin Association

Thankfully, the rain came to the Northern part of our province in the second week of July, blessed us with its presence for a month and eased the minds of all producers of this region. The Southern half enjoyed plentiful rains and the appearance of a bountiful hay harvest. Those that were spared of the extreme weather patterns and frightening presence of shear winds and tornados. Anyone touched by these is certainly held close to our hearts. Presently most people have had a successful and early harvest judging by the number of cleared fields discovered in my travels. The absence of early frost and the stable fall temperatures is truly a God send. I wish to extend thoughts and prayers to the farmers and ranchers of parts of British Columba, Alberta and Saskatchewan that have struggled with the intensity and vastness of this drought. In closing I would like to say a few words in support of our CLA staff. It appears the Digital Beef program has come with some challenges. This is to be expected with transitions into unfamiliar software. I too have struggled with this program and the staff has walked me through it with skill, especially seeing that they are in a ‘learn as you go’ process also. I am reminded of the words of an Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 43


Limousin Cattle at Parc Jean Drapeau On Sunday, September 13, despite the bad weather, more than 12,000 people showed up at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal to take part in the 13th edition of the Quebec Farm Open House.

22nd International Limousin Congress Please note that the 22nd Limousin Congress will be held in Ireland August 20-28, 2016. Details of this great event are posted at: http://ilc2016.com

A big thank you to Fermes SDJ and J.P.E.R. both from St-Edouard-de-Napierville for bringing Limousin animals on site and addressing questions from curious urbanites, keen to learn about beef production in Quebec. We would also like to thank Dr. JosĂŠe Kessler, veterinary, who was present to the delight of the children wanting to listen to the heartbeat of a young Limousin heifer. With the arrival of the new animal welfare act, food production becomes a concern for millions of consumers and their curiosity regarding the conditions under which the animals are raised. The success of this annual open house reflects well the urban interest regarding what lands on their plate.

New Website for Breeding Stock for Sale The Quebec Beef Farmer Federation has been working in collaboration with the Beef Breed Council since last spring in the development of a website dedicated to the purchasing and sales of breeding stock. The objective is to offer a free

Urban Visitors Interested in the Limousin Animals at Quebec Farm Open House in Montreal

Cattle Shows Quebec Limousin cattle were on display at Brome and Bedford fairs thanks to Ferme J.P.E.R. These young energetic breeders will also have an exhibit at Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville. We appreciate their time and promotional efforts that benefit all Limousin breeders throughout the province. Performance Station We are pleased with the number of entries received so far for the 2015-2016 season at the Limousin Performance Evaluation Station. It goes to prove the need for performance testing and the need to continue genetic improvement by using tools such as performance stations. Once the test is completed, a bull sale will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Weights and other results are always posted at: www.agrireseau.qc.ca/bovinsdeboucherie/CEB

Limousin Animals on Display at Quebec Farm Open House in Montreal

supplementary tool to support trades of these animals. The official launch of the site will take place during Expo Boeuf on Friday, October 9. The website also provides advertising space which will eventually be for purchase. Once that portion is ready, you will be informed of the rates and availability. Commercial Limousin Calves Wanted We remind you that Mr. Jean-Paul Palardy, feedlot operator in the Ste-Madeleine region in QuĂŠbec is still looking for 200 Limousin steer calves weighing between 500 and 600 lb. If you have some steers for sale, please call him directly at (450) 795-3460. Kind regards, Diane Joly Secretary Quebec Limousin Association

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LES LIMOUSINS AU PARC JEAN DRAPEAU Dimanche 13 septembre, malgré la mauvaise température, ce sont plus de 12 000 personnes qui se sont présentées au parc Jean-Drapeau de Montréal pour participer à la treizième édition des Portes ouvertes sur les fermes du Québec. Un gros merci aux Fermes SDJ et J.P.E.R. de St-Édouard-deNapierville qui ont accueilli les citadins, curieux de s’informer sur la production bovine au Québec, et tout spécialement sur la race Limousin et ses caractéristiques. Nous remercions également madame Josée Kessler, vétérinaire, qui était présente au grand plaisir des enfants, pour leur faire écouter avec son stétoscope les battements de cœur d’une petite génisse Limousin. Avec l’arrivée de la nouvelle loi sur le bien-être animal, l’alimentation devient une préoccupation pour des millions de consommateurs et leur curiosité quant aux conditions dans lesquelles les animaux sont élevés est bien naturelle. Le succès des Portes ouvertes témoigne donc de l’intérêt des citadins pour ce qu’ils mettent dans leur assiette. Animaux Limousin sur l’affichage à Québec Ferme Open House à Montréal

22ième CONGRES INTERNATIONAL LIMOUSIN A tous ceux qui seraient intéressés, veuillez prendre note que le 22ième congrès Limousin sera tenu en Irelande du 20 au 28 août 2016. Toutes les informations concernant ce grand événement se trouve à l’adresse internet suivante: http:// ilc2016.com/francais/

Dre Josée Kessler , vétérinaire, qui était présent à la grande joie des enfants souhaitant écouter les battements du cœur d’une jeune génisse Limousin

EXPOSITIONS D’ANIMAUX C’est grâce à la Ferme J.P.E.R. que les visiteurs des expositions de Brome et de Bedford ont pu voir des animaux de la race Limousin sur leur site. Notons que ces jeunes éleveurs seront également présents à Victoriaville, dans le cadre de l’Expo-Boeuf. Bravo pour le temps et les efforts qu’ils mettent à garder la race Limousin présente aux expositions. STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN Pour la saison d’évaluation 2015-2016, la Station a reçu de nombreuses inscriptions, ce qui démontre l’intérêt des éleveurs à offrir aux producteurs des animaux toujours plus performants. Comme vous le savez, il est important et primordial de continuer l’amélioration de la génétique et les CEB représentent un outil d’évaluation des plus fiables. À la fin du test, la vente à l’encan sera le samedi, 9 avril 2016 et les résultats des pesées seront disponibles sur le site internet suivant : www.agrireseau.qc.ca/bovinsdeboucherie/CEB.

NOUVEAU SITE INTERNET POUR LA VENTE DE VOS ANIMAUX Depuis le printemps, la Fédération des Producteurs de Bovins du Québec travaille en collaboration avec le CCRBQ à la mise en ligne d’un site Internet dédié à l’achat et à la vente d’animaux de reproduction. L’objectif est d’offrir un outil gratuit supplémentaire et complémentaire à l’offre de vente et d’achat pour ces animaux. Le lancement officiel du site se fera dans le cadre de l’Expo-Bœuf, soit le vendredi 9 octobre. Le site Internet prévoit également de l’espace pour de la publicité. Éventuellement, ces espaces publicitaires seraient payants. Au moment opportun, vous serez avisés des tarifs et des disponibilités. VEAUX LIMOUSINS RECHERCHÉS Avis aux intéressés : M. Jean-Paul Palardy, Propriétaire d’un parc d’engraissement dans la région de Ste-Madeleine au Québec est à la recherche de 200 veaux LIMOUSIN mâles d’un poids de 500 à 600 livres. Vous pouvez le rejoindre au numéro de téléphone suivant : (450) 795-3460. Limousinement vôtre, Diane Joly Secrétaire Association des Éleveurs Limousin du Québec

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One of the most beautiful farms in Nova Scotia was host for the Maritime Limousin Association’s annual meeting and Junior show on September 12th and 13th. Joe and Carolyn Cooper’s Balamore Farms is 1,000 acres located on the Bay of Fundy shore in Great Village. They produce strawberry nursery stock, perennials, and have the largest herd of Limousin cattle in Atlantic Canada. They outdid themselves preparing for the event, and it showed in how smoothly the weekend went. We were pleased that Martin and Donna Bohrson were able to travel from Hanley, Saskatchewan so Martin could act as our judge for the weekend. It was also a great opportunity for us to meet our new general manager for the CLA, Tessa Verbeek. Association president John-Calvin Siddall chaired the junior show and it was an outstanding showcase of cattle and juniors. Five different Limousin operations provided animals so that 29 juniors could participate. Most of the junior exhibitors were also 4-H members, and most of the juniors were working with their 4-H animals.

whom would not have had the opportunity to participate in livestock projects without their support. Scott Dixon acted as auctioneer for an auction in support of the juniors. Semen from a number of operations sold, including operations from outside the Maritimes, Paynes, Jones Cattle, Top Meadow Farms and Rail Line Farms. As well, Manfred Zillig and Lois Brown of Lindencrest Farms donated partial proceeds from the sale of Lindencrest Anna and her bull calf to support the Junior Show. Two breeders, King Limousin and Blue Diamond Limousin teamed up to purchase the Richmond Wyoming daughter. The annual meeting saw the current board remain, with consensus to concentrate our efforts in supporting our juniors. The directors will also explore if there is sufficient interest to host a female sale in 2016, perhaps as part of Balamore’s annual bull sale in March. Barb McLaughlin Secretary Maritime Limousin Association

We had juniors from the 3 Maritime provinces participate. With a score of 89, Bryce Cleveland, Sam Mills, Emily Ross and Mackenzie Thorne won the fitting contest. Brandon Smith was named Grand Champion Showman while Jesse Thorne won the Reserve Showmanship spot. The team of William Cooper and Amber Lloyd nailed the Judging award with a score of 96 points and Megan Wynn won the photography section. The Grand Champion Male ribbon went to Othberg’s Chad, a Richmond Yak son shown by Gabrielle Cleveland, while Balamore Cracker Jack, a ROMN Yippi Ki Yeh son shown by Sydney Patton won the Reserve. The Grand Champion Female award went to a CFIX Wild Card daughter owned and exhibited by William Copper of East Coast Limousin, RPY Paynes Blossom. The Reserve Female spot went to a Richmond Wyatt daughter owned by Balamore Farm and shown that day by Alex Smith. The overall aggregate prize, a belt buckle, went to William Cooper of East Coast Limousin, with an outstanding score of 92.1, while Megan Wynn won the Reserve Aggregate score with an 82.4. Along with the awards handed out to the juniors, a special presentation was made to Manfred Zillig and Lois Brown, owners of Lindencrest Farms. For close to 40 years they have been providing a variety of livestock to 4-Hers. We were pleased to acknowledge their commitment to 4-Hers Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 46


2015-2016 SLA Board of Directors President: Rhett Jones Vice-President: Eric Martens Secretary: Eric Boon Treasurer: Janet Hale Past President: Kevin Rea Directors: Jeff Yorga Chris Qually Bob Turner Lee Carpenter Carey Hirschfeld The 2015 SLA AGM was held in conjunction with the Prince Albert Exhibition Cattle Show. Limousin cattle stood strong in the interbreed show and were well represented in the jackpot shows. The SLA looks forward to having the 2016 AGM and Provincial Show back up in Prince Albert. We hope to increase the numbers for our own show and the presence of the breed. Be sure to make plans to attend Canadian Western Agribition November 23-28, 2015 • Limousin Show ■ 2:30 PM, Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Chevrolet GMC Stadium ■ Judge: Jonathan Thomason

Be sure to watch for the ‘Silent Semen Auction’ at the SLA booth to support the Saskatchewan Junior Limousin. 4th Annual Western Select Limousin Sale Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Lloydminster, SK. Sale managed by Bohrson Marketing Services. Eric Boon Secretary Saskatchewan Limousin Association

• Solid Gold Agribition Limousin Sale ■ 12:30 PM, Friday, November 27, 2015 – Auditorium ■ Sale Managed by Bohrson Marketing Services • First Lady Classic & Futurity- Bred Heifer Jackpot ■ Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Chevrolet GMC Stadium • President’s Classic – Bull Calf Jackpot ■ Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Chevrolet GMC Stadium • Canadian Junior Beef Extreme ■ Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Chevrolet GMC Stadium Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 47


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.

Pinkeye Just like every other cattle producer out there it seems that I have to deal with my own share of doctoring from time to time. This year my problem is pinkeye which I now have dubbed “Pinkeye the New Old Problem.” In nearly 20 years of raising cattle on the prairies I have not had one single case in my own herd. Sure it is something we regularly see in veterinary practice, but probably because of my apparent good fortune I began to believe it was a problem limited mainly to whited face cattle. I guess that is not entirely true since I have Angus cattle. Pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) as it is named in the literature, is the most common eye disease of cattle. Medical terms are always descriptive and really don’t need to be scary. Infectious means what it says – a bacteria, virus, fungus, parasite is the cause, and “itis” tacked on to the end of a word always means inflammation. Keratitis refers to inflammation of the cornea or clear surface of the eyeball and conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the pink (conjunctival) tissue around the eyeball. Inflammation of both tissues equals keratoconjunctivitis. The veterinary literature frequently states that pinkeye occurs most commonly in Hereford or Hereford-cross cattle, but all breeds can be affected. The most widely accepted cause is a bacteria called Moraxella bovis (M. bovis) which possesses the ability to attach to the surface of the eye after which it releases a toxin that damages corneal cells. Cell damage on the cornea ultimately gives way to, slow-healing, painful surface ulcers. Mycoplasma, chlamydia and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) have also been implicated. Many times these other bugs serve to assist M. bovis by enabling its colonization and spread; however, they are also capable of producing ocular disease on their own. Another bacteria, Moraxella bovoculi, was recently discovered in bacterial cultures from the eyes of calves with pinkeye, but so far it appears that it may only be incidental or play a supportive role to M. bovis. Both M. bovis and M. bovoculi can be cultured from otherwise normal healthy eyes providing proof that our understanding of what tips the scales toward the development of full-blown disease is far from complete. A number of external factors have been implicated including ultraviolet radiation, dust, and sharp plant leaves/plant awns. Moraxella bovis has adapted to living on and in flies. Flies irritating the eyes are without a doubt one of the most important causal factors with the ability to spread the disease rapidly throughout the herd. It is also very likely that certain strains of M. bovis are more likely to cause disease than others; therefore, mixing of animals from different sources may expose seemingly resistant cattle to an indefensible challenge. The immune system is capable of mounting a protective response to M. bovis and commercial vaccines have been available for some time. Maxi/Guard® and Pinkeye Shield® are examples both requiring an initial shot and a

booster. Other products, or these same products under different names may be available in other countries. Vaccination is not considered to be 100 percent effective, but may be very helpful in a herd situation to limit the number of new cases. One of my practitioner friends says that she has found vaccination to be very helpful in herds dealing with an outbreak as it will dramatically decrease the number of new cases. Your plan of attack should be to treat the clinical cases with antibiotic and then vaccinate the rest of the herd. Vaccination will do nothing for the animals with disease. Following an outbreak there should be some level of herd immunity, but the duration of protection is probably shortlived - less than a year. Mixing cattle, especially young ones, or a herd that has never experienced pinkeye with diseased cattle will most certainly result in problems. Classic cases of pinkeye include corneal edema expressed as the typical blue-gray opacity and ulceration. Excessive tearing, squinting and swelling of tissue may be all that is present with very early cases and are the first signs to disappear during recovery. Without treatment, opacity and ulceration develop in as little as 1 or 2 days and will require several weeks to months to completely heal. Severe cases of pinkeye should not be ignored as swelling in combination with a weakened corneal surface can lead to rupture of the eyeball and permanent blindness. Healing eyes continue to look nasty for several weeks, but you will know that it is getting better because of the absence of tearing and squinting. The red lines on the cornea represent the ingrowth of blood vessels as the cornea heals. Once the cornea clears the affected animal will regain limited vision in that eye. Nasty corneal scars are generally permanent. A number of treatment options are available. Topical penicillin or penicillin carefully injected into the side of the eyeball or swollen eyelid tissue can provide adequate levels of drug in the tear fluid. Injected drugs tend to maintain higher concentrations of drug for longer than topical applications. Oil based, topical penicillin treatments, for example mastitis preparations, persist longer than the aqueous product. If injecting penicillin or applying oil based penicillin preparations then treatment should be repeated every two days. Tilmicosin (Micotil®) subcutaneous or oxytetracycline intramuscularly, or preferably subcutaneously, have both been shown to shorten the clinical course of disease and decreased M.bovis spread to susceptible herd mates. When treating animals it is a good idea to employ some sort of fly control - Boss®or Cylence® pouron products are great for treating the individual animal with a duration of at least 2 weeks. Eye protecting patches can decrease fly infestation and protect the eye from irritating sun light, but leave the bottom open to allow the discharge to drain.

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CLA AGM Report BY TESSA VERBEEK

The Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) Annual General Meeting was held August 8, 2015 in Stratford, Ontario in conjunction with the CJLA Impact Show. The AGM was well attended and many topics of interest to CLA members were covered.

judged by long-time Limousin breeder Gary Anderson and was broadcast over the internet. The sale was held by Bohrson Marketing and was one of the highest averaging sales among the breeds. This year the National Show & Sale is being held at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario.

Brian Lee gave his final President’s Report, as his six year term came to a close at this AGM. Treasurer Bill Zwambag gave the Financial Review Engagement Report in which overall the CLA’s financial situation remains consistent, with a slight decrease in registries being offset by more efficient spending and savings in some areas.

As there was no official Breed Improvement Committee this past year, I gave a brief report on the main topics in that area including the new registry system, Digital Beef; the multi breed genetic evaluations; our new genetic evaluation consultant, Dr. Robert Weaber of Kansas; my continuation (in Anne BrunetBurgess’ place) on the NALF performance committee; and the Livestock Gentec Conference held in Edmonton in October. I also reported on the many things that have happened at the CLA this past year. The new website was launched in the spring with many of the same features as the previous website but a refreshed and current appearance. Many international visitors came to tour Limousin herds this past year and the CLA looks forward to broadening our international connections at the International Limousin Congress (ILC) 2016 which will be held in Ireland in August 2016. I was pleased to report that the CLA will continue to receive funding for market development endeavours from the Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC). The CLA continues to sponsor the Livestock Markets Association of Canada Auctioneer Championship and TBar Invitational Golf Tournament. This year CLA will also be sponsoring the Livestock Gentec Field Day (August) and Annual Conference (October) as a speaker at the conference has done work with the British Limousin Cattle Society.

Tim Andrew, chair of the Commercial Committee, reported that the Limousin branded CCIA tag program has been exceeding initial expectations in terms of sales and continues to grow. The inaugural CLA Cattlemen’s Evening was held on the Thursday evening prior to the AGM and was a well-attended event that brought together purebred breeders, commercial producers, feedlots, and packers for a steak dinner, guest speakers, and networking. The Commercial Committee plans to make this type of gathering an annual event in conjunction with the CLA AGM. Producers are reminded to take advantage of the complementary commercial Limousin calf listing service on the CLA website, and promote this marketing tool to their bull buyers. Eric Boon, CJLA Adult Advisor thanked Wayne Lawrence and his committee for organizing the junior show in Stratford this year. Last year the CJLA National Conference was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and this coming year the show will be returning to the west to be held in Alberta in 2016. The location and dates are yet to be officially announced. The CJLA awarded five juniors with $250 scholarships last year. As of 2015, the CJLA will be offering two (2) $500 scholarships and two (2) $250 scholarships going forward. Venture Livestock donated $500 towards CJLA scholarships. Lynn and Tyra Combest will also be donating a heifer to be sold through their November herd dispersal to the CJLA. One of the most exciting upcoming opportunities for CJLA members is the Australian/Canadian Youth Exchange which will allow one CJLA member age 16-21 to travel to Australia for four weeks during a major Australian cattle show and receive $2,000 from the CJLA for expenses. Australia will also be sending students to Canada for the same opportunity in November each year. More information and an application form will be posted on the CLA website soon. The CJLA held their AGM in Stratford as well and elected a new board of directors. The CJLA will be having a face-to-face meeting in Calgary in December following the CLA Board of Directors December meeting.

We continue to publish an ad in the Canadian Cattlemen Magazine on a co-op basis with operations wishing to be involved and provincial associations are reminded that they are welcome to utilize our ads to suit their own needs, please contact me to inquire about this. Last but certainly not least, the CLA has decided to eliminate the summer issue of the Limousin Voice magazine, bringing it to three issues per year with slightly changed deadlines and rates. The Limousin Voice will now be mailed commercially, increasing the readership substantially. Two new and one returning board members were elected to the CLA Board of Directors by acclamation. Matthew Heleniak of Norwich, Ontario was elected to the board. Matthew and his young family operate Hawkeye Land and Cattle, in addition to playing an integral role in his family’s successful processing

The National Show was held at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan in 2014. Terry Hepper, the National Show and Sale Committee Chair, reported that participants from five provinces brought cattle, resulting in over 140 head, which was the largest breed show they have had in years. The show was Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2015 49


facility, Norpac Beef, where largely Limousin animals are butchered. Also elected to the board was Mark Angus of Roblin, Manitoba who operates Jaymarandy Limousin alongside his family. Returning to the board for a second three year term is Tim Andrew of Youngstown, Alberta. Tim and his family operate Andrew Ranches where they run a large Limousin herd. Brian Lee of Janetville, Ontario bid farewell to the CLA Board of Directors this year after a highly successful six year term. Richard Renaud of Huntingdon, Quebec also left the board after one year. The CLA thanks both of these gentlemen for their contributions to the board. In new business, the Ontario Limousin Association presented a topic for discussion in regards to the Canadian Limousin Association and Ontario Limousin Association (and other provinces) amalgamating their fee structures to perhaps include a provincial levy. Discussion ensued, but no motion or vote took place, as the OLA would have had to give written notice of a proposed amendment to the CLA by-laws sixty days in advance of the AGM. The AGM concluded with presentations made to past CLA General Manager Anne Brunet-Burgess to thank her for her years of work for the CLA, as well as to Brian and Holli Lee for their dedication to the CLA Board. The CLA Board also surprised me with a lovely framed print to welcome me to the CLA and as a wedding gift for my husband Colin and I as we were married in July. The 2016 CLA AGM will take place in Alberta. The date and location will be announced soon.

The Ontario Limousin Association invites you to the

held at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario

Friday, November 6 ∙ 8:30 AM Limousin Junior Showmanship ∙ 6:30 PM Royal Elite All Breed Sale

Saturday, November 7

∙ 3:00 PM National Limousin Show For the Sale Catalogue & Information Please Visit

www.buyagro.com Come join the fun and Limousin fellowship

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How and When to Change Vaccine Lines By Roy Lewis DVM There are many difficult decisions to be made when changing the brand or manufacturer of a vaccine line. Hopefully this article will clarify how to go about the decision and avoid any gaps or overlaps that could develop if the right combinations are not chosen. The real comparisons can be made when you know what specific diseases you need to vaccinate for in your herd, whether you use a modified live, killed or combined program and how efficacious (effective) you think your program was originally. This will help you and your herd veterinarian determine where to come in with different products. This is all assuming the previous vaccines were purchased, stored, handled, administered properly and timely in the past to all necessary cattle in your herd. If you do purchase your vaccination supplies from your herd health veterinarian and they are changing lines it could be for several reasons, only one of which might be the efficacy of the product. Other reasons are availability, cost, dosage formulation, number of doses per bottle and even service provided by the pharmaceutical company. I have known clinics changing trade names simply based on route of administration. If two vaccines are equal and one is approved to give subcutaneously, that may be a more desirable route and supports “Beef Quality Assurance”. Sometimes newer products may have a broader range of bacteria or viruses it protects against making them more desirable and vaccines that provide greater protection in fewer shots may be more desirable as well. More shots simply mean more labor and stress (another needle poke) on the calves. The intranasal route eliminates the needle but may have a shorter duration. These are all decisions you and your veterinarian need to make. Knowing which vaccines do what requires essentially reading the fine print and you will find most pharmaceutical companies have pretty good spread sheets indicating which vaccines protect against which diseases. We must pay close attention as vaccines can be very close in protection yet one organism’s protection may be missing. This is where it’s best to consult with your veterinarian in case there are any differences in coverage. Once one has determined that all the diseases are the same, then there is the question of whether you can carry on boosting the same way you have in the past. Just because you have changed vaccines does not necessarily mean you need to start a vaccine program all over again. In fact the opposite is the case. Vaccines in general stimulate the body to produce antibodies or protection against that specific disease. If you then come in with a different

vaccine as long as immunity is there and the diseases are the same in the new vaccine it should booster the previous vaccine response. This is much the same principal as if a natural viral infection came through, it would essentially stimulate the immune system the same way. You need to follow label directions and if the previous vaccination program has worked well and you trust the protection it is giving then bolstering with a comparable product should work fine. My only caution is if killed vaccines were previously given that boostering was done at the recommended label and then modified live vaccines or different killed products can be followed up with. My personal preference is using modified live vaccines for the longer duration of immunity, but some vaccines such as the footrot vaccine only come as a killed product. Starting over anew may be recommended in several instances such as the acquisition of new stock with a sketchy vaccination history or if a year has been missed meaning now it is two years between vaccinations. If potentially vaccinations were missed such as escaping from the chute, dosage was not calculated or automatic syringes were not working properly: all these and other reasons I have missed may be justification to starting the vaccination program all over again. If an additional organism (virus or bacteria) has been added into the program, it is highly likely it will need to be boostered the first time. The bottom-line is, if you are changing vaccines and your previous one gave protection and all the antigens (organisms) are the same, you should be protected with using the new vaccine. If new protection has been added it may need to be boostered but these are all good questions to pose to your veterinarian so gaps are not created in the new vaccination program. As we all know, vaccination is commonplace and it is far better to prevent disease than treat it. It also allows more savings in cost of using antimicrobials as well as sparing usage does not allow antimicrobial resistance to build up as quickly. All good reasons to work with your veterinarian yearly on the most updated, least stressful most comprehensive and efficacious vaccination program necessary for your particular farm and management style. Pharmaceutical companies will continue to improve vaccines making them more efficacious, broad spectrum and less reactive coupled with in some cases easier means of administration. The future looks promising to use vaccination to improve the health of our cattle herds and reduce antimicrobial usage.

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Promoter of the Breed Chaffe Farms

BY PIPER WHELAN

“We like feeding the Limousin breed for its carcass traits,” Chaffe reports, mentioning these traits assist in marketing the animals. “Their performance is good in the feedlot.” It’s these results that prompt him to predict continued success and growth in the breed’s future. “I think the Limousin breed has room to grow, more as a crossbred animal,” he explains. “I think getting some of the proper bulls into (commercial) herds for crossbreeding … is going to be very important for the Limousin breed, just so we can get those carcass traits into our feedlots and the higher yielding cattle to market them.”

At an intriguing time in the Canadian beef industry, hearing a feedlot operator speak about the high prices of the past year is informative and a different take than that of the average producer. “It’s been a good year, but at the same time we’ve ended up with a lot more money invested in the feedlot and the bottom line. You’re still working on your margin,” says Jack Chaffe. “Right now the prices of fed cattle are under some pressure, so it looks like we’re in the red for a little bit, taking a loss on some of these cattle.” Chaffe, along with his wife, Diane, and their sons, Owen, Evan and Curtis, run Chaffe Farms, a feedlot at Mitchell, Ontario.

Pursuing a career in the cattle business was a choice that came naturally to Chaffe, who grew up working on this operation with his family and appreciating what it had to offer. “It’s a great way of life. I’ve always enjoyed working with cattle, and I grew up with cattle, being involved in buying, selling, feeding, the day-to-day work,” he says. “When you consider it’s not really work when you’re working with them — it’s enjoyment.” Chaffe considers a new addition to their operation’s infrastructure to be his most significant career achievement to date.

“We’re marketing about 2,000 cattle a year into the Ontario Corn-Fed Beef Program. It’s a family-run operation, starting into the fifth generation,” Chaffe explains. He and his brother, Joe, are the owners. Owen, his eldest son, works with them full time; Evan, who is still in high school, is a part-time employee. The family is a strong supporter of the Limousin breed; a quarter of the cattle in their feedlot are Limousin and Limousin influence. The Chaffes are impressed with how these genetics improve the quality of the feeder cattle they obtain.

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Given his perspective from his position in the beef supply chain, Chaffe mentions that the strong market has a downside when producers consider herd expansion. “Likely the biggest, if you want to expand or grow, is availability of cash flow to do it,” he offers. “The same with the feedlot — if you want to increase your numbers in the feedlot and buy more cattle, it’s that availability of money from the lenders is limited.” “Last year we built a new barn, which took in a lot of the new technologies over the last 15 years, and we did a lot of the work ourselves,” he says proudly. “We’re very happy with the performance of the cattle coming out of there. The cattle are very content and performance is excellent, so out of the last 15 years that’s likely one of the biggest accomplishments here.” New technology, he continues, is also the key to keeping more young people engaged in the beef industry, thus leading them to pursue related careers.

On the other hand; however, he sees the ample opportunity for growth in this market to be the greatest strength of the Canadian beef industry currently. “Our export markets have been very strong the last 18 months, moving beef into Japan, China, the Middle East, and if that continues we’ve got room here to grow,” he predicts. “I can see growth in the industry as long as everybody in the chain makes some money.”

“You have to show them that there’s some excitement,” he suggests, noting how youth are often enthusiastic about innovation. “They want to see new technology being involved and used in the industry — or in any industry — so if we can keeping developing new technology in feeding practices or feeding equipment or cattle handling equipment, stuff like that, I think, really interests the next generation.” Speaking of the next generation, Chaffe’s plans for the future of their feedlot will depend on his sons, among other factors. He anticipates things may change in relation to what Evan wants to do after university. “So when he comes home, whether we look at expanding the operation again or what we’re going to do from there, but we’re kind of in a holding pattern here for the next three years,” Chaffe explains. “Other plans will include “(paying) off some bills and (seeing) if there is some growth in the industry.”

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Breeder Section Fouillard Limousin Kevin Rea 306/463-7950 The Rea Family Ken Rea 306/968-2923 Marengo, SK S0L 2K0 r3bar@hotmail.com

Box 127, Erskine, Alberta T0C 1G0 Ph: (403) 742-5211 Fax: (403) 742-6139 Cell: (403) 740-7621

Dale & Carole Barclay Box 21, Erskine, Alta. Canada T0C 1G0 (403) 742-4825 DALE

(403) 742-3882 RICK

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

41410 Glendon Dr., Glenco, ON N0L 1M0 Res. (519) 287-3219 Fax: (519) 287-5248 www.beezeeacres.ca email:bzwambag@execulink.com

Haystack Acres Purebred Limousin Cattle John and Michelle McLean Res:519.738.0453 haystacklimousin@yahoo.ca

204-855-2214 204-729-1772 204-855-2633 204-724-0892 Darby & Kelly 204-855-2191 204-573-6529

3114 Walker Rd RR# 2 Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0

Stan & Pat

Kyle & Erin

Raising Limousin for over 30 years RR#1, Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 Fax: 204-855-2472 • Email: csf@westman.wave.ca Website: cochranestockfarms.com

Specializing in Polled Fullbloods and Purebreds

Lionel & Sharon, Alicia, Riché, Melanie Patrick, Brody & Diane Fouillard

P.O. Box 3, St. Lazare, MB R0M 1Y0 Home/Fax: (204) 683-2353 Cell: (780) 719-3894 Email: lionelfouillard@yahoo.ca

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4250 King Rd. King City, ON L7B 1K4 Ray, Stacie, Will Meg & Liz Stanton Mobile: (416) 505-0707 rays@londonproperty.ca

Wanted: Harvest Olympus, Pub, Punch, Orion or Goldnview Krugerrand semen and embryos.


Box 450, Roblin, MB R0L 1P0 email: lrangus@xplornet.ca Len, Ruth & Mark Angus: 204-937-4980 Todd, Jay-Dean, Jules & Angus Smyth: 204-937-4384

www.jaymarandy.com

H LIMOUSIN W The “Fuchs” Family A Bethune, Saskatchewan S0G 0H0 Purebred Red & Black Limousin Cattle Y

Rob & Cheryl Swaan Erin & Eric Kishkan & Family Jeff & Amber Swaan & Family 4344 Hwy 97 S. Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6P4

Tel: (250) 747-3836 • Fax: (250) 747-0436 mail: swaany@quesnelbc.com www.pvlimousin.com

POPLAR VIEW S T O C K F A R M

Lloyd & Joan Trevor Atchison Atchison 204•854•2947 204•854•2510 Box 4 • Group 20 • R.R. #1 • Pipestone • MB pvsf@rfnow.com

Visitors Welcome Ed & Doreen (306) 638-4422 Warren (306) 789-8863 Darcy (306) 638-4800 Email: wfuchs@sasktel.net

Lazy A Limousin the H I RSCHF ELD fa mily Brent

www.hockridgefarms.ca

Carey

P.O. Box 279 Cando, SK S0K 0V0

Steven

Brittany

home ● (306) 937.7553 cell ● (306) 441.3723 email ● bchirsch@hotmail.com

Lonny McKague Box 171, Ogema, SK SOC 1YO

(306) 459-2788 • (306) 459-7801

780-879-2105 glendh@telusplanet.net Bob, Dorothy, Colin and Glenda RR #1, Hardisty, Alberta T0B 1V0

(306) 459-2202 (Fax) email: lonnymckague@hotmail.com

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Murray & Bev Stewart Box 1326 Tel: (403) 742-5226 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax: (403) 742-5242 Imperial Ranch Ltd. E-mail: irl@telusplanet.net

HARVEY & DONNA CADIEUX

727 458 21st Sideroad RR#1 Clarksburg, Ontario NOH 1JO

Box 1352 Ph: (780) 623-2468 Lac La Biche, AB Fax: (780) 623-4169 T0A 2C0 Fullblood Black or Red Polled4 06/11/2007 1366 Windy&Gables:Layout

Kym and Carole Anthony - Owners Mike Geddes - General Manager Farm Office: 519 599 6776 Farm Fax: 519 599 1079 Mike Geddes cell: 519 375 6230 Mike Geddes - email: mike@topmeadowfarms.com Darrell Saunders - email: dsaunders@topmeadowfarms.com

Mark Sugimoto & Family 2713 33 Ave. South Lethbridge, AB T1K 1J8 (403) 327 9327 (H) (403) 308 6171 (C)

Breeders of polled purebred and fullblood Limousin

Bryce & Nathan Allen P.O. Box 189 Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0

Visit our website at:

WWW.TOPMEADOWFARMS.COM

Tel: (705) 924-2583 Fax: (705) 924-3385

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Advertiser's Index

Albertaview Limousins 11 Amaglen Limousin 19 Anchor B Limousin 6 Andrew Ranches Limousin 18

International Limousin Congress 43 Ivy Livestock 55 J Yorga Farms 60, IBC Jaymarandy Limousin 55

B Bar Cattle 7 Bar 3R Limousin 54 Bar-Dale Limousin 54 Bee Zee Acres 11, 54 Body Condition Scoring 33 Bohrson Marketing 17, 30 Bova-Tech Ltd. 57 Bow Valley Genetics 57

Karwandy Limousin 55 Ken-Doc Limousin 14 Koyle Farms 11

Cherway Limousin 54 Clark Cattle 11, 13, 14, 15 Cochrane Stock Farms 54 Combest Limousin Farm 20, 21, 54 Darling Farms 11 Davis-Rairan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 57 de Jager Limousin Cattle Co. 18, 54 Diamond C Ranch 54 Dodge 39 Eden Meadows Farm 2 Enright Farms 54 Excel Ranches 16 FarmFair International 41 Fort Ellice Limousin 54 Fouillard Limousin 54 Gardiner Limousin 54 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 57 Greenwood Limousin 54 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. 40 Haystack Acres 54 Hi Way Limousin 55 Hillside Farm 54 Hillview Farms 55 Hi-Valley Limousin 29, 55 Hockridge Farms 55 Hollee Limuosin 16 Hudson Limousin 55

Lazy A Limousin 55 Lingley Limousin 23 Lisle Limousin 55 Loyal Line Limousin 11 New Life Limousin Nordal Limousin & Angus

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Payne Livestock BC Pinch Hill Limousiin 11 Pine Haven Farm 55 Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 55 Poley, Chris 57 Poplar View Stock Farm 55 Posthaven Limousin 55 Red Coat Cattle Station Red Maple Farms Richmond Ranch Riverstone Cattle Company Rocky View Livestock

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Skeels, Dan 57 Smart Limousin 56 Southbridge Limousin 56 Stewart Limousin 56 Stockmens Insurance 57 T Bar C Cattle Company Top Meadow Farms Triple “R” Limousin

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Windy Gables Limousin 3, 11, 56 Wulf Cattle 11, 15

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November

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January 15

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February 18 29

Annual Nordal Limousin Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK J. Yorga Farms Bull Sale, Flintoft, SK

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Zephyr Fi X624Z

 His first bulls sell  Excellent disposition and performance  9 sons sell February 29, 2016

BW: 6.2 WW: 77 YW: 112 Milk: 29 SC: 0.9

Wood Mountain AHCC 796W

jyf

125b

 28 sons sell February 29, 2016  The last offering from this performance giant

BW: 4.6 WW: 90 YW: 141 Milk: 31 SC: 0.4

jyf

King Fi 8274Y

609b

 9 sons off this Jock look alike sell

February 29, 2016  Exceptional disposition and muscle

BW: 2.9 WW: 73 YW: 109 Milk: 30 SC: 1.1

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Warden Fi N502W  11 sons sell February 29, 2016  Some of the most commerical accepted bulls

ever raised at JYF

BW: 2.4 WW: 74 YW: 110 Milk: 13 SC: 0.8

Yield Master JYF 80Y  6 sons sell February 29, 2016  Reports of excellent calves from this calving

ease giant across Canada, US, and Australia

BW: -4.6 WW: 32 YW: 51 Milk: 36 SC: 0.8

60 fall and two year old bulls sell February 29, 2016 For more information, stop by the stall at Agribition or give us a call

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016 CALVES FROM THESE NEW SIRES!

Excel Polled Axel Rose

SCCJ Arcade 394A

JYF Zip 142Z


Derby progeny will be heading up our 2015 show string. We have several outstanding bulls & heifers available.

RPY Paynes Derby 46Z The “Cattle Call� was a great event!

RPY Paynes Bea 7B - Purchased by Wulf Cattle Thank you to the Matthews Family for hosting this awesome sale.

RPY Paynes Carlee 9C - Purchased by Arcon Cattle Co.

RPY Paynes Blossom 20B - William Cooper, East Coast Limousin

RPY Paynes Bling 6B - Connor Wiley, Arcon Cattle Co.

Congratulations to all the outfits that have excelled with Payne Livestock genetics! It is a proud moment for us to see our customers do so well! We will be consigning to the Agribition and Western Select sales. Give us a call about our bulls, heifer calves and bred heifers.

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