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T RANSCON ’S P EACE C OUNTRY SIMMENTAL B ULL SALE 1:00 P.M. ● SAT, FEB 29, 2020 VJV, BEAVERLODGE, AB 8 Yearling and 2 Two-Year-Old Red & Black Simmental Bulls

BODY DEPTH

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ALBRECHT FARMS

Consigning 12 Registered Simmental Bulls to the Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale

1:00 p.m. • Sat, Feb 29, 2020 VJV Beaverlodge, AB

SOLID RED • SOLID BLACK • BLAZE FACED •MULTIPLE POLLED ON OFFER Yearling sons from SILVER LAKE BRUTE 18B WFL MR WESTWAY 46A WLB BULL 491E WFL WESTCOTT 24C SPRING CREEK BLUE CHIP 9D SSC SHELL SHOCKED 44B -------------------------------Long Yearling son from SILVER LAKE BRUTE 18B

About the Young Cattlemen’s Council

It is the vision of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Young Cattlemen’s Council to cultivate youthful leadership by exposure to industry policy development, while allowing for the opportunity to gain experience and bring fresh insight to the table. We also strive to be a conduit of information between industry organizations and the youth of the beef industry. YCC represents Canadian beef cattle enthusiasts aged 18-35. The board is comprised of 6 provincial delegates and 3 elected directors at large.

portunity to serve on CCA committees, to gain experience and provide youthful perspective on current issues. The board also takes part in various domestic and international events, round tables and meetings as a voice for Canada’s next generation of cattle producers. YCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP must be members of their designated provincial organization, or their parents must be. The YCC board may also approve membership applications from persons within the age range, who may not meet the other specified requirements.

Board members have the op-

RST GARY 10G BLAZE FACE SIRE - SPRINGCREEK BLUE CHIP 9D DAM - RST BOUNTY 20B

RST GORDY 15G FEATURE RED HOMO POLLED SIRE - SPRINGCREEK BLUE CHIP 9D DAM - IPU MS. BEEF MAKER 75Z

O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS

RST GLEN 7G FEATURE RED HOMO POLLED

Consigning Two-Year-Old Bulls To Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Yearling s and 2-Year-Olds Available for Purchase Off the Farm as Well

SIRE - SPRINGCREEK BLUE CHIP 9D DAM - RST AUTUMN 25A

RST GEOFF 17G FEATURE BLACK HOMO POLLED WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR PREVIOUS BIDDERS AND BUYERS

Saturday Feb. 29 2020 1:00 P.M.

ALBRECHT FARMS

VJV Beaverlodge

SIRE - WLB BULL 365C 491E DAM - RAINALTA TOMBOYKNIGHT 22X

Steve, Tammy & Ryan Albrecht

Visitors Always Welcome

For a copy of the catalogue contact Elden or online at www.transconlivestock.com R0011785040

(Steve) 780.832.0883 (Ryan) 780.933.5448

O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS Box 156 Hythe, AB T0H 2C0

Elden 780.518.3536 Home 780.356.2113 Email odoublee@hotmail.com

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Box 158, Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0


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The goal of the 4-H program is youth development The 4-H program provides young people with an opportunity to learn how to become productive, self-assured adults who can make their community and country a good place in which to live. This is fostered through project and program work, experiences with their 4-H club members and leaders and their participation in district, regional and even provincial programs. The goal of the 4-H program is youth development. The objectives of 4-H clubs are knowledge, leadership, citizenship and personal development. Mission 4-H British Columbia inspires and educates, builds awareness of agriculture and food production, and develop skills to help youth reach their full potential. Vision

Young people who are empowered leaders with the skills to make positive changes in all communities across British Columbia. 4-H is an organization dedicated to young people. The purpose of the 4-H program is to prepare girls and boys for their future as adult citizens. 4-H stands for head, heart, hands and health. The 4-H pledge describes the significance of the four H’s:girl with two sheep I pledge: My HEAD to clearer thinking, My HEART to greater loyalty, My HANDS to larger service, My HEALTH to better living, For my Club, my Community and my Country, and my World. To the right, 4H club locations in BC.

VJV AUCTION MART 301—116th Avenue Dawson Creek, BC 250.782.3766 VJV SALES STAFF Yancy Crosier 403.485.0887 Peter Raffan 250.260.0758 GOMACK RED ANGUS Scott Gough 780.618.4747 Braydon Gough 780.274.0099 CRESTLAND FARMS John Harms 780.926.9540 Cattle will be at the ranch until March 7/20

A Pioneer Registered Red Angus Herd | Established in 1962

SINCE 1957

www.gomackredangus.com | www.crestlandfarms.com

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ON OFFER 27 YEARLING RED AND BLACK ANGUS BULLS


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Triangle Stock Farm 9th Annual Bull & Female Sale Monday, 1:00 PM,

February 24, 2020

New ew Da Dat at te e & Lo cation on

Parkland County, AB

TSF 18G TSF Limited Edition 40E

TSF 24G BEE Brimstone 247E

TSF 76G

TSF 31G

SVS Whiskey 643D

TSF 32G SVS Captain Morgan 11Z

ON Farm Video Sale

TSF Deuce 22Z

Simmental X Heifers Sell

Selling:

30 Red & Black Simmental Bulls 5 Red & Black Purebred Heifers 20+ Fancy Simmental X Commercial Heifers

TSF 36G CCF Vision

TSF 57G TSF Esso 48E

TSF 25G BEE Brimstone 247E

Triangle Stock Farm

view the catalogue & videos online at www.buyagro.com

Vance, Michele, Cheyenne, Colbey Klepper ½ Hr West of Edmonton Michele 780-718-9334 Cheyenne 780-718-6024 tsf@trianglestockfarm.com

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Polled P o l le d KSL 7G

KSL 25G

Polled P ol lled d

KSL 26G

KSL 59G

KSL 68G

KSL 72G

YEARLING AND EXTRA AGE LONG YEARLING BULLS ON OFFER ALSO ON OFFER: 15 COMMERCIAL BRED FEMALES

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BULL & FEMALE SALE LONG YEARLING & TWO-YEAR-OLD LINEUP

KSL 90F

KSL 64F

KSL 65F

KSL 67

KSL 73F

KSL 75F

KSL 88F

KSL 104

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On your left ...comparison between beef cattle breeds in Canada 2020 PBR Canada national standings 4th Annual

40 Registered 2 Year Old Black Angus Bulls and 50 Commercial Bred Heifers from Registered Stock

SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2020 2079 CECIL LAKE ROAD GOODLOW, BC Sale begins: 1:00 pm Lunch and viewing 11 am For more information contact: Kelly Ollenberger at 250-262-1432


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9th Annual

BULL SALE

Sunday, February 23, 2020 • 1:30 p.m. • At the Farm, Glenevis, AB Offering: 55 Charolais Yearlings 5 Charolais 2 Year Olds PROK 80G

PROK 53G

PROK 66G

PROK 14G

PROK 17G

PROK 7G

PROK 16G

PROK 74G

Contact us if your mailing address has changed or you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive a copy of the catalogue

David, Kristina, Kendall & Marshall Prokuda

View catalogue and bull videos online at

www.prochar.ca

Box 275 Glenevis, AB T0E 0X0

Phone: 780-932-1654 Email: prochar@xplornet.ca

Watch for regular updates on our facebook page

Celebrating 30 Years of Raising Quality Charolais Seedstock R0011784389


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SUPER WEDNESDAY

Bull S

ON SITE • J LAZY A RANCH • RR

65 Yearling and 10 Two-Yea Reds, Blacks &

Sale catalogue will be posted at www.jlazya.com • J

Also on Offer: A N Commercial H

JAC 10G BW 91 WW 682 YW 1180

JAC 47G BW 83 WW 547 YW 1015

JAC 148G BW 98 WW 688 YW 1139

JAC 176G BW 83 WW 637 YW 1096

J Lazy A Ranch

Jarin & Amber Carter 780.518.9652 jarincarter@gmail.com

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2:00 P.M. MARCH 18, 2020

80 EMERSON TRAIL (HWY 672)

ar-Old Angus Bulls on Offer & Crossbreds

Join us after the sale for Angus steak & hospitality

Number of Select Heifer Calves

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JAC 40G BW 71 WW 636 YW 1148

JAC 78G BW 99 WW 639 YW 1160

JAC 112G BW 78 WW 719 YW 1211

JAC 158G BW 76 WW 690 YW 1176

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New research chair targets improved health and in beef herds

WORKING GENETICS FOR THE WORKING RANCH

With $2.35 million from the federal government and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary researcher Dr. Cheryl Waldner will undertake a major five-year research program to advance beef cattle health and productivity, helping to sustain the profitability and competitiveness of Canada’s $17-billiona-year beef industry.

March 24, 2020 1:00 p.m.

“This timely and cutting-edge research builds on our university’s strengths in agriculture and ‘One Health’ to help advance the livestock industry’s economic contributions to the country and ensure continued consumer confidence in the safety and quality of Canadian beef,” said USask President Peter Stoicheff in announcing the new chair Jan. 30.

VJV AUCTION DAWSON CREEK, BC

The $750,000 award from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is matched by $750,000 in producer check-off funding from the BCRC. USask is contributing $850,000.

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Bulls on Offer

Red, Black & Traditional Simmental Bulls

Simmental/Angus Cross Bulls Also on offer Select Replacement Heifers Halfway River Simmentals Eckbert and Christa Weitzel Georg & Sarah Weitzel (250) 262-7681

Rosefield Simmentals James & Martha Wiebe (250) 630-2621 (250) 793-0462

CONTACT THE CONSIGNORS TO REQUEST A CATALOGUE

As NSERC/BCRC Industrial Research Chair in One Health and Production-Limiting Diseases, Waldner will work with the industry to address priorities of Canada’s beef producers across the beef value chain-from improved herd health, to expanded surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance, to increased uptake of best practices for herd management. “This chair will use a systems approach to build on existing research and examine complex health challenges,” said Waldner, a professor of large animal clinical sciences in the USask Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). “We will identify existing gaps and fill them using innovative data collection and decision-making tools and technologies to enable the Canadian beef industry to better manage production-limiting diseases and develop evidence-based policies for animal health and antimicrobial stewardship.” Management of diseases such as Johne’s disease in cow-calf herds and bovine respiratory disease in feedlots, as well as antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, are key industry priorities. “Disease-causing bacteria in animals are increasingly able to resist the antibiotics used to treat them, and the agriculture industry is being challenged to improve antibiotic stewardship in livestock production,” she said.

The tools and technologies to guide herd management and policy and enable targeted precision medicine will include genomics, big data and system science tools, network analysis, computer modelling, and smart phone sensors and apps. USask’s computer science researchers will play a key role in adapting these new tools and technologies to industry challenges and providing experts to help researchers manage the volumes of data to support complex decision making, she said. The IRC award enables the hiring of a junior faculty member, expanding the regional veterinary college’s beef cattle health research capacity. The IRC also includes training for at least three master’s students, two PhD students, one post-doctoral fellow and five undergraduate students, providing skills in great demand by industry and government such as data management and analysis, bioinformatics and systems science. Among the reasons USask was chosen for the chair-in addition to Waldner’s research record and previous collaborations with BCRC-are the critical mass of beef researchers at WCVM and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, along with access to the new USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. “NSERC is proud to support the University of Saskatchewan, which has a long history of supporting research in the livestock area,” said Marc Fortin, NSERC’s Vice-President of Research Partnerships. “Dr. Waldner and her team will develop innovative tools to support policy setting and management decisions in Canada’s beef industry, a significant contributor to the Canadian economy.” As well, the new chair builds on a recent $5.6-million Genome Canada award to Waldner and her colleagues at USask and the University of Alberta, including $750,000 announced Jan. 29 by the Saskatchewan Agricultural Development Fund. This project, administered by Genome Prairie, involves developing genomic diagnostics tools that can be used to quickly and accurately identify an antimicrobial treatment for a disease, something that now takes five to seven days using traditional laboratory tests. Canada is one of the largest exporters of red meat in the world, with 38 per cent of domestic beef exported. More than 80 per cent of the cattle are raised in Western Canada.


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THANK YOU FROM RANDY AND LESLI VOSS FROM

VOSS FAMILY SALERS

Thank You.

HEATH & JENNIFER BARNFIELD

780.897.3339

VOSS FAMILY SALERS Randy & Lesli Voss Hythe, AB

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We, the Voss family would like to thank all our clients, near and far, who have allowed us to take Voss Family Salers from its simple beginnings to the operation it had become over the years. Thanks also to all the area cattle producers who have allowed the Salers breed to become not only an accepted breed within the Peace Country cattle community, but a valuable addition to a number of area breeding programs. To our neighbors, friends, and family; our heartfelt thanks for all the assistance, patience and support you have given us over the years. You will be missed around the kitchen table. Lastly, our special thanks and best wishes to Heath and Jennifer Barnfield of North 42 Cattle Company in Teepee Creek, Alberta for their faith in the years of dedication and work Voss Family Salers has put into the creation of a strong and vibrant cattle program that they were willing to purchase and make a part of their cattle operation. Lesli and I are proud to have considered ourselves part of the Peace Country cattle community and look forward to the experiences and opportunities ahead of us as we begin our next endeavor.


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LIMOUSIN & SIMMENTAL

YEARLING AND 2 YEAR OLD BULLS SELL

On the farm at Pinnacle View Limousin in Quesnel, BC! VIEWING AND BIDDING WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE WITH VJV

Register at: www.vjvauction.com RAE 1G - He Sells!

RAE 910G - He Sells!

RAE 12G - He Sells!

Limousin

Limousin KRSS 714F - 2019 Feature Bull

Limousin KRSS 51F - 2019 Feature Bull

FREE FEEDING UNTIL JUNE 1, 2020 FREE DELIVERY Simmental

THE SWAANS & KISHKANS ROB: 250-991-8229 ERIN: 250-991-6654 QUESNEL, BC KISHKAN@QUESNELBC.COM WWW.PVLIMOUSIN.COM

CONTACT ERIN OR REANNE TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE ON THE MAILING LIST!

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Follow us on Facebook @CCBULLSALE for all of the updates!

Simmental

REANNE SANFORD REANNE: 250-991-9496 HOME: 250-249-5332 QUESNEL, BC REANNE@KRSSIMMENTALS.CA WWW.KRSSIMMENTALS.CA


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Don’t Toss It Sell It!

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Contact the Northern Horizon Classifieds Department Deadline: Phone: Email: In Person:

NOON Fridays one week prior to publication 250-782-4888 ext 113 classifieds@dcdn.ca 901 100 Ave Dawson Creek

Wrangler Made ANNUAL BULL SALE

MARCH 7, 2020 1:30 PM at the farm WESTLOCK AB

(from Westlock; south 6 miles on HWY 44, west 2 miles on TWP 590, noth 1/2 mile on RR 270, left side)

SELLING

12 POLLED TWO YEAR OLDS AND 50 POLLED WHITE AND RED FACTOR YEARLING BULLS FROM THESE WRANGLER HERDSIRES Wade & Sherry Meakin and family 780-349-2982 • Cell 780-349-1650

Email wademeakin@msn.com please call for a catalogue bid or watch online at DLMS.ca


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TUESDAY, MARCH 3 VJV AUCTION CO-DAWSON CREEK. BC SALE TIME-1:00PM

Featuring

30 HEAD

CHAROLAIS SIMMENTAL HEREFORD TWO YEAR OLDS & YEARLINGS

Here EUV 17F

INTERNET BIDDING AVAILABLE VIA VJV Red Sim BRHR 37F

Char HADD 54G

Black Sim BRHR 28F

The Haddow's

Randy: 250.784.7012 Chad: 250.784.3924

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Cows and Chaos webinar series back in 2020 The Cows and Chaos - Feed, Forage and Management Strategies webinar series got underway this week. This edition of the series will be covering topics producers face in late winter and early spring - from maintaining stored forage to this year’s calving season, and making the most out of your

livestock on pasture.

Upcoming topics and registration links: February 13 - public and stakeholder engagement - getting our story out February 20 - general grazing strategies February 27 - finding acres to run cattle - creative thinking March 5 - market outlook March 12 - utilizing annuals - cocktail crops March 19 - utilizing annuals - corn Webinars in this now weekly series will be available on Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s YouTube channel under the Cows and Chaos - Feed, Forage and Management Strategies playlist. Each webinar will be uploaded to the site the week following the broadcast. The series is presented by a team from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, forage and research associations and the livestock industry.


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The ongoing work to keep Alberta rat-free Phil Merrill, provincial rat and pest specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, has been the face and the voice of the Alberta Rat Control Program for more than 30 years. “Someone must have had incredible foresight and said we don’t have rats, and we’re only going to battle them in the east. We can do this.” The rats had arrived in Saskatchewan in the late 1920s and moved to the Alberta border in the 1950s. Before a rat breeding population could take hold, the provincial government launched the Alberta Rat Control Program. “We were half ready for them,” explains Merrill. “Our government was organized enough that we put the health department in charge of them because we didn’t want the disease factor to come into Alberta. The health department looked after it for one year. They then thought it was an agricultural problem and turned it over to the agriculture department.” At that time, the rats were moving from one farm to another, and the program started with about 800 infestations. Every rat found along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border was eliminated. “There were a lot of farms that were infested,

and the rats had gone 18 miles into Alberta,” he says. “It took us a lot of years to whittle that down. We didn’t eradicate them in one year.” “10 years later we still had hundreds of infestations a year. 30 years later, we had it whacked down to 20 or 15 infestations a year. Finally in 2000 we had zero infestations in that rat control zone.” “Now we just maintain that rat control zone and we get 1 or 2 or 3 rat infestations a year, coming overland from Saskatchewan.” Merrill says that the number one reason for the program’s success over the years is due to government dedication. “They (the government at the time) said we don’t want rats and we’re going to put money into it. They backed it up with legislation that said that rats are illegal.” The other advantage is Alberta’s geography a cold north, mountains to the west and southwest, and open and unfriendly prairie to the southeast. “So, it’s just the east that we need to have our rat control zone,” he adds. He notes that farming innovation and changes in practices have helped contribute to the success of the program. Pig and chicken barns

are now enclosed and built with cement floors. Farmers don’t store as much grain on the farm. When they do, it’s in steel instead of wooden granaries, built with steel or cement floors. “You turn a rat in one of those facilities and they can’t live because they have no place to burrow and can’t get away. The risk has dropped a whole lot on our farms. That has helped us tremendously.” As for changes to the program in the last 70 years, Merrill says that it is basically the same but it changes direction. “We have a higher risk right now from rats coming into the province via transportation means - recreation vehicles and commercial trucks are the big ones.” “We are finding we have to step up our urban pest control because we are getting more coming in on recreation vehicles. Our direction changes a little bit, but it is the same basic program. We don’t want rats, and when a rat comes, we get rid of it.” If you spot what you think is a rat, call 310RATS (7287). A reminder that pet rats are illegal in Alberta.

JONOMN HEREFORD RANCH Bull & Female Sale

Thursday, February 20th - 1:00pm North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB 20 Rugged Polled Bulls 10 Reputation Horned Bulls 38 Big Roomy Bred Heifers

BRED - DEVELOPED - MANAGED DISPLAYED - SOLD NATURAL No Highly Overfitted Pretty Boys Here!

JoNomn Hereford - Norm & Joanne Parrent 780-348-5835 • jonomnherefordranch@gmail.com

Norm: Cell 780-307-6586 • Mike G: Cell 780-307-3385

Fully illustrated catalog posted on DLMS.ca • Sale podcast live.

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Beef and forage issues series - smooth versus rough awns A pilot project aimed to help Alberta producers adopt new technology and innovation recently brought ranchers and farmers together with experts and scientists. The group conducting this project included researchers at the Alberta Beef, Forage and Grazing Centre (ABFGC) along with specialists at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), members of the Alberta Beef Producers and Agriculture and Agri Food Canada. “Messages from research trials and extension meetings don’t always get interpreted the same way by everyone who hears them,” explained Susan Markus, beef research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “Often, the results from a research trial must be carefully explained to ensure the audience understands the specific conditions and variables that were and were not controlled for before it can be adopted and implemented on farm.” She said that that these specifics can make scientific discoveries or new technologies less relatable for a farmer or rancher if it seems too different from how they want to operate. “Sometimes speakers at farm meetings do not give specific enough information for a producer

to decide if the information or technology works under their situation,” she added. “Farmers are busy people and they look for the most efficient way - and hopefully easiest way - to take advantage of an opportunity or to solve a problem. We all want solutions that are quick, easy and affordable, but we know that is not always the case.” Looking at smooth versus rough awns, Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, said that he has heard from many cattle feeders who worry about mouth abscesses and lesions caused by rough awned cereals over the years. “If you are the producer of a cereal crop, you will take into account operating costs with yield outcomes. Assume less than a 1% incidence of mouth lesions from cattle consuming awned crops, but superior yield under drought conditions compared to awnless. That means you take the chance and grow those varieties. The reality is that under a drought, the less hardy smooth awned varieties will not produce - leaving a rancher short of feed. A low incidence of mouth lesions is a small price to pay to ensure feed for the entire herd.” Barley breeder Pat Juskiw with AF in Lacombe said that certain benefi-

cial traits, which address industry’s concerns, can be bred into plants to make new varieties. She added that there will almost certainly be tradeoffs. “Those trade-offs might be sacrificing grain yield or plant digestibility to get increased lodging resistance, plant height or leaf matter. However, if at seeding time, a producer is playing the odds and possi-

bly considering an end use requiring a malting grade, then barbs may be part of the risk, as is growing a tworowed variety for swath-grazing. Smooth awns in six-row barley are now an industry standard. In tworow barley there has been push back on smooth awns due to end-use risks associated with loss of quality especially in malting types.”

BULL SALE

March 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM at VJV Dawson Creek

Eight Way Charolais 250.329.4816 • 250.261.0876 • 250.785.6362

On Offer Angus Bulls 29 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 2 Red Angus Yearling Bulls

3 Black Angus Two Yr Old Bulls 2 Half Blood Simmental Bulls

HARVEST ANGUS

Tom & Carolyn Dewaal 15380 Blackwater Rd Mailing Address: 4174 Cowart Rd P: 250-562-5200 • C: 250-960-0022 tom@harvestangus.com

www.harvestangus.com FRIDAY

march th

2020

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1pm at the farm Prince George, BC

Bulls Semen Checked • All Bulls Carry Purebred Reg. Papers • All Bulls Guaranteed Breeders • All Bulls Vaccinated For Foot Rot • White & Red Factor Bulls


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Beef and forage issues series – new triticale varieties A pilot project aimed to help Alberta producers adopt new technology and innovation recently brought ranchers and farmers together with experts and scientists during a tour of east-central Alberta farms. New triticale varieties was one of the topics discussed that day. “Messages from research trials and extension meetings do not always get interpreted the same way by everyone who hears them,” said Susan Markus, beef research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF). “Recent extreme weather is cause for concern for both cattle producers and plant breeders. Growing and feeding crops that produce under extreme heat, moisture or under short growing seasons are needed.” Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and is more drought tolerant and resistant to many of the diseases and pests that affect wheat and rye. Mazen Aljarrah, AF plant breeder working at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre, has developed Taza spring triticale. It is a popular variety with livestock producers as a forage crop for silage, greenfeed or swath grazing due to its reduced awn. “Taza is impressive with its volume of forage even under dry conditions,” said Aljarrah. “To get the increased forage yield, plant height was sacrificed. Like most varieties of triticale, the white waxy appearance on the leaves and stems of the Taza plants help to hold in the moisture resulting in reduced losses of water to evaporation. That was critical to production under the drought conditions of 2018.” Andrea Hansen, livestock extension specialist with AF, works with producers who grow and rejuvenate forages and who look to improve productivity and longevity in their stands. She said that it is important that cattle consume the feed put in front of them, especially as it relates to body condition score over the winter feeding period. “When palatability is an issue, our concern is cow weight loss during cold temperatures. Newer varieties do not have the same palatability issues, attributed to triticale in the past.” She added that understanding that excessively mature plants have reduced nutrient and quality aspects was important during the summer of 2018 when producers needed to modify the timing of their harvest. “Lack of rainfall and excessive heat sped up maturity in most plants while causing other species to go dormant and cease production. Having access

to newer varieties that perform well under extreme weather conditions and maintain quality without worrying about whether or not the cows will eat them is one way triticale has changed.” The group conducting this project included researchers at the Alberta Beef Forage and Grazing Centre (ABFGC) along with specialists at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, members of the Alberta Beef Producers and the Agriculture and Agri Food Canada.

March 7, 2020 VJV Auc�on Mart Dawson Creek, BC Lunch 12:00pm Sale 1:00pm MST On offer approximately:

-28 yearling registered Simmental bulls -12 yearling registered Simmental open heifers

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Beef and forage issues series – record keeping and herd averages A pilot project aimed to help Alberta producers adopt new technology and innovation recently brought ranchers and farmers together with experts and scientists during a tour of east-central Alberta farms. The group discussed cattle record keeping and herd averages. A case study used Rancher X. He wanted a better way to track the genetic performance of his cattle retained for slaughter. Implementing DNA sire parentage was a way to group the weaned calves into sire groups to assess carcass quality and carcass value later. However, there was no complete record keeping system for his herd, so that meant the first step was to track herd benchmarks. “Individual cow records are important when specific changes to genetics and management are sought,” explained Susan Markus, livestock research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and

Forestry. “But, in other cases, herd averages might flag issues or opportunities for improvement.” When it comes to cattle record keeping and herd averages: Researchers found that some producers feel that because they feed, manage and market in groups, an average is a good measure to track cattle performance. They also say that group averages are likely what is needed for many feeding groups and management systems. However, producers may have difficulty improving difficult to measure traits like carcass quality and feed efficiency with genetics if an average is the only information recorded. Markus said that averages are only good for the intended situation. “For example, an average weaning weight of 640 pounds for 8 month old calves might sound impressive, but you need to

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dig further. If this same ranch had weaned only a 78% calf crop, that weaning weight is best measured as the average weaning weight of calves from all cows exposed to breeding.” “If the number of cows exposed to breeding was 400 and there were 312 calves weighing on average 640 lbs., the newly calculated weaning weight - taking open or cows whose calves died into account - now works out to 499 lbs. It is not so impressive from a whole herd perspective.” “This average means aspects like breeding season length, fertility, death loss and nutrition are areas that can be investigated to make improvements in productivity. If calves are dying, the reason why will be important to know in order to make improvements to a below average weaned calf crop percentage.”

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Charolais Blonde d’Aquitaine Blonde d’Aquitaine arrived in Canada, from France, in the early 70’s at the end of the importation era of continental cattle from Europe. At the time of the first imports, the Blonde breed in France was one of the smaller breeds in number. Blondes are now the third largest beef breed in France. All registered fullblood Blondes in Canada are parentage verified by DNA. For more information about the Blonde d’Aquitaine breed, go to the website of the Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association: http:// www.canadianblondeassociation.ca

Charolais were first imported to Canada in 1956 from the United States. Later, cattle were imported directly from France. In 1959 the Canadian Charolais Association (CCA) was formed and in 1960 it was formally recognized as a Breed Association under the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada. The CCA is a non-profit organization that derives funding from member subscriptions and the Whole Herd Enrolment (WHE) fees. The Canadian Charolais Association operates a number of performance testing initiatives on behalf of its members. However the backbone of the performance program is Whole Herd Enrolment in which breeding and calving information is tracked on each cow every year. This tracking ensures the highest possible level of accuracy in Charolais pedigrees and allows breeders to monitor reproductive traits. Research has shown that fertility is the most economically important trait in beef production and total herd reporting sets Charolais apart as an industry leader. All performance data from the past is utilized in producing a high accuracy, scientifically proven Canadian Expected Progeny Difference (EPD). EPD’s indicate genetic differences in cattle

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and may be used for comparison across herds. Due to the diverse landscape and the extremes in both temperature and precipitation in Canada, Canadian Charolais are highly adaptable to not only the Canadian environment and production systems but to climates and production systems throughout the world. Charolais cows have performed well under a variety of environmental conditions and are selected as very structurally sound animals with exceptionally good feet and strong legs. This is important when cattle are managed in large herds and on vast areas of land where walking distances for feed and water is necessary. It has been said that no other breed has impacted the North American beef industry so significantly as the introduction of Charolais. Canadian Charolais are highly compatible with the indigenous cow base and the cross is second to none. In Canada the Charolais crossbred calf receives a premium price at the auction market. For more information about the Charolais breed, go to the website of the Canadian Charolais Association: http://charolais. com

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Maine Anjou The Maine-Anjou breed originated in France in the 19th century, taking their name from the Mayenne and Anjou river valleys in which they were developed. In France the breed has evolved as a dual-purpose breed, where the cows are selected for their milk production, and bull calves are fed for market. The traditional colouring is very dark red with white markings on the head, belly, rear legs and tail. White on other parts of the body is also common. The first Maine-Anjou arrived in Canada in 1969 and later through artificial insemination the breed entered the United States. In 1970, the Canadian Maine-Anjou Association was formed. Over the past 35 years in Canada, selective breeding has: reduced the frame size of both fullbloods & purebreds, drastically reduced birthweights, tightened up the front end, thickened up the back end, developed a polled feature in both fullbloods & purebreds and developed multiple colours due to the recessive fullblood colour gene, resulting in the traditional red & white (fullblood) colouring, solid black, solid red and other colour patterns. Advantages to breeding MaineAnjou are high rates of gain, feed efficiency, adaptability to climatic extremes, superior carcass quality, docility, and smooth muscling. Bulls are known for being: high gainers, with a quiet disposition, sound

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conformation and the ability to be horned, polled or scurred. Females are recognized for their: quiet disposition, strong milking ability, maternal instincts, extreme longevity (10 years or more), easy calving ability and high fertility. Crossbreeding with Maines adds: stretch, growth rate, quiet disposition and more pounds at weaning to a herd. Maines can also be utilized to breed for or select against other specific traits. Crossed with white-faced cattle, the Maine influence produces dark pigmentation around the eyes. This reduces the occurrence of cancer eye and pink eye. The recessive red gene can be utilized to maintain your preferred colour pattern. Maine’s’ performance at tests and in shows has repeatedly shown that Maine-Anjou genetics can be advantageous to any herd! For more information about the Maine Anjou breed, go to the website of the Canadian Maine Anjou Association: http://www.maine-anjou.ca

Aberdeen Angus cattle were first imported to Canada in 1860. The breed was strengthened with further imports from Scotland and the cattle have been registered by the Canadian Angus Association since 1905. Since 1960, animals have been exported back to Scotland and around the world. All Angus animals registered in Canada are 100% purebred and all walking sires are DNA tested and sire verified to ensure the accuracy of our records. Red and black Angus are both registered in one herd book, but the registration paper easily indicates the colour of each animal. The breed has experienced a significant growth in demand and size and is now the largest and fastest growing breed in Canada. Angus animals offer numerous economic advantages in addition to their solid red or black colour. They are naturally polled, easy keeping and the females are natural mothers. Over 98.5% of all registered Angus calves are born unassisted, weaning weights usually exceed one half of the cow’s weight. It is not unusual for a cow to remain active and healthy for fourteen or more years. Angus cattle are extremely fertile but the increased demand for Angus genetics in Canada has been because of the quality of the carcass. Cattlemen using Angus with superior marbling ability open the door

for improved beef tenderness and increased consumer acceptance of beef. Canadian Angus breeders have worked cooperatively with the American Angus Association to improve our Performance Program and provide more accurate genetic evaluations on both Red and Black Angus. All breeders are encouraged to weigh and measure cattle and submit performance data that will provide customers with accurate information to select suitable genetics for their breeding program. Angus is Canada’s leading beef breed because Angus and Anguscross cattle make sound economic sense, in the breeding pasture, the feedlot, at the packing plant, and on the table. For more information about the Angus breed, go to the website of the Canadian Angus Association: http:// www.cdnangus.ca

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Lowline The first Lowline cattle in North America came to Canada in 1996. Interest in them has grown steadily since. The Canadian Lowline Cattle Association was established in 1997. Fullbloods and percentage cattle are now recognized in separate herd books. Lowline cattle were developed by the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre in NSW, Australia. In 1929, a choice Aberdeen Angus herd from Canada, supplemented by additional animals from the USA and Scotland, was purchased by the Australian government to form the foundation of a research herd. From 1929 to 1963 this Angus research herd was prominent in the Australian showing circuit and won many awards. The herd was closed to outside genetics in 1964, and between 1974 and 1992 research was performed to investigate the efficiency of converting feed to beef within groups of different sized animals. The Angus herd was divided into three groups; the “High Line”, the “Low Line” and a random “Control Line”. A detailed evaluation of weight gain, feed intake, reproductive performance, milk production, carcass yield and quality and structural soundness was carried out. Through 20 years of research, the smaller “Low Line” cattle were found to be extremely efficient converters of feed to beef while maintaining performance in the other characteristics studied. Interest in the smaller animals was great, and a new breed was created when the herd was dispersed to private breeders in 1992. Lowline possess traits that will help them excel in the cattle industry. They are extremely hardy, naturally polled, black or red in color, and

small framed. At all stages of their growth they are about 60% of the size of normal beef cattle. Lowline cattle mature early. They are easy calving and docile. At birth calves average 40 to 50 pounds. Calving losses are extremely low and even heifers have great ease in calving. The dams make excellent mothers and provide ample milk. Cows at maturity average about 100 cm at the hip while equivalent age bulls stand about 110 cm. Lowline are extremely efficient grass feeders and can even be finished on grass. They exhibit rapid early growth. Carcasses yield high, with reduced fat but greater marbling. Cuts are smaller which is attractive to the health conscious consumer. An increasing number of commercial breeders are committing to downsizing their cattle. They want cattle that are moderate framed with excellent muscling ability and performance. Lowline bulls have proven to provide this consistently. Crossing heifers with Lowline sires produces aggressive calves that are born easy. Fewer calving difficulties mean more calves and a higher percentage of cows returning to calf. Half blood calves average 65 pounds but wean off heavy with high yielding carcasses and consistent marbling. Lowline bulls in a commercial herd provide easier handling, calving ease, increased stocking rates, increased feed efficiency and high yield quality carcass characteristics. The ease and profitability of beef production increases once the frame score of the herd is reduced. For more information about the Lowline breed, go to the website of the Canadian Lowline Association: http://canadianlowline.com

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Braunvieh

The German word “Braunvieh” means “Brown Cattle”. Braunvieh enjoy the status as being one of the oldest pure breeds, which originated in the alpine regions of Switzerland. Their colour is of various shades of brown with males generally being darker and the calves are born almost white, darkening with age. They typically have dark pigmentation around the eyes, black noses with light-coloured bands around the muzzles, and strong black hooves. Braunvieh is a medium-sized, dual purpose breed, which excels in maternal traits and docility. They are very hardy, adapting to extreme cold or heat and are known for their longevity. About 40% of the cattle in Switzerland are Braunvieh and, due to their high performance and exceptional tolerance to various climates, they are raised in more than 60 countries, from the Arctic Circle to the tropics, at altitudes varying between sea level and 12,500 feet. The history of Braunvieh can be revisited through documents preserved in monasteries, whose occupants took great pride in raising and improving these cattle. Among these historical files, notes indicate trading of brown cattle in the eighth century and provide records of performance dated as early as 1315. Standardized production records on milk and meat performance were

established in the 19th century. In 1869, the first export of brown cattle took place to the U.S., where they became the foundation in the development of the Brown Swiss dairy cow, by constantly selecting for high milk production. In 1968, the first Braunvieh from Switzerland arrived in Canada and there have been several subsequent importations of live animals and semen and later of embryos and the result has been the development of Canadian Braunvieh that have been marketed and proven world-wide. Braunvieh, having been bred pure for centuries, offer complete outcross genetics for other breeds and have repeatedly proven themselves in cross-breeding programs. Braunvieh add thickness, early maturity and good gains, which makes their offspring perform very well in feedlots. Most of the Braunvieh herds can be found in Alberta, with numbers increasing in other provinces. Highly profitable production, long productive lives, docile temperament, wide range of adaptability and rapid growth are all distinctive characteristics of this breed. For more information about the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh breed, go to the website of the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association: http://www. browncow.ca

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Hays Converter Hays Converter is the first beef breed developed by a Canadian livestock producer which was recognized as a pure breed and registered under provisions of the Animal Pedigree Act in Canada. Since its conception, the Hays Converter has produced superior animals with selection based solely on performance. Hays Converters are larger, wellfleshed and long-bodied. Strong legs and good feet add hardiness and longevity. Particularly noticeable are the excellent udders of the cows. Mature females weigh be-

tween 1250-1450 pounds and mature bulls average between 2200 and 2400 pounds in breeding condition. Hays Converter cows produce abundant milk, calve easily and wean a 550 to 650 pound calf. Hays Converter cows mature early, breed early and produce outstanding calves yearly regardless of the breed of the sire they are mated to an excellent cross. For more information about the Hays Converter breed, go to the website of the Canadian Hays Converter Association: http://www.clrc. ca/haysconverter.shtml

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Simmental Since the first importations to Canada, Simmental has grown in popularity and has become one of the nation’s most influential breeds. Outstanding growth and performance, combined with unbeatable milk and mothering abilities has resulted in the superior Canadian Simmental beef animal of today. The Simmental female is recognized globally as one of the best mother cows in the commercial cattle industry. Cattlemen have found them to be profitable, docile animals that possess superior carcass characteristics. These attributes have positioned Simmental as the breed of choice in cross-breeding programs with all other cattle breeds. The unparalleled success of Canadian Simmentals has resulted in them being exported to many countries around the world. The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is the national organization focused on the development of the breed and its distinctive strengths and is continually working to deliver services that enhance the breed’s performance and marketability. Through the CSA’s performance and “Total Herd” data recording programs, breeders benefit from having accurate, complete and up-to-date records that can be used to identify cattle within a herd and within the breed that excel in specific traits. These records also enable the CSA to continue to develop programs that assist cattlemen in identifying and selecting cattle that excel for various economically important traits; ultimately strengthening the breed and creating a superior animal. Our programs lead the industry in the development of tools that support and promote the advancement of not only the Simmental breed but also the future needs of the beef industry. The selection and breeding programs implemented by Simmental breeders and the CSA, along with the superior genetic attributes of Simmental cattle, have all contributed to the present-day success of the breed. For more information about the Simmental breed, go to the website of the Canadian Simmental Association: http://www. simmental.com

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Imported to Canada in 1968 from France, Limousin is one of the five major breeds in Canada and in the United States. The Limousin

breed has an important economic role in today’s beef industry. Known throughout the world as the carcass breed, Limousin cattle excel in feed efficiency and have proven to consume less than other animals of the same size and yet perform to equal or superior levels. The Limousin female is appreciated in commercial production for her easy maintenance, her fertility and milking ability while Limousin sired calves are sought after for their feed conversion and high quality carcass. This genetic achievement is the result of selection based on carcass and residual feed intake research and development throughout the North American Limousin population. The Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) is a non-profit, member-owned organization. Our primary function is to maintain the pedigree herdbook of Limousin cattle in Canada. We are committed to the improvement of the Limousin breed by way of performance programs, research, education, advertising and promotion, and export. For more information about the Limousin breed, go to the website of the Canadian Limousin Association: http://www.limousin.com/

The Canadian Galloway Association represents three breeds: Galloways, Belted Galloways, and White Galloways. All three breeds come in black, dun, or red color. Galloways were imported into Canada in 1853, Belted Galloways were imported around 1950, and White Galloways were imported in 1966. A double coat of hair in the winter helps to reduce feed intake and therefore lower costs and helps produce flavourful meat, lean yet-well

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Speckle Park The Speckle Park breed is a Canadian creation. Speckle Park were created and developed in two western Canadian provinces – Saskatchewan and Alberta. Speckle Park as a breed consistently produce moderate sized well marbled carcasses with a minimal fat cover. Speckle Park do all of this in a harsh winter environment on very basic food stuffs. Speckle Park are now also at home in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England and the United States. Often described as “the beef breed with the colour bonus” SP have a range of spectacular colour patterns. The “classic speckled” pattern is black sided with a white top line and underline, a black or grey head and spots on the rear quarters like the Appaloosa horse. The black sides may be broken

into many smaller black spots of various sizes on a white ground. Some are white with black points on the nose, ears, skin around the eyes, and feet and legs. Teats are black. Speckle Park also produce some solid black progeny. All of the colour patterns have pigment in the right places for sun and snow. Speckle Park also grow extremely heavy coats in winter and then slick off quickly for the spring and summer. Speckle Park are moderate sized animals. Mature cows typically weigh 545 kg (1200 lbs), and mature bulls weigh 910 kg (2000 lbs) or a bit more. Calves average 34 kg (75 lbs) at birth and wean between 250-260 kg (550 – 575 lbs). Finished carcasses on the rail typically have an average weight of 330 kg (725 lbs).

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Speckle Park also bring to the cattleman many other highly desirable traits: polled, early fertility, calving ease, vigorous calves, milking ability, and manageability of cows and bulls. Speckle Park were developed over a period of fifty years and are now a distinct pure breed with a closed herd book as stipulated by the Canadian Animal Pedigree Act. The breed’s genetic base is British and derives primarily from black Angus, a Teeswater Shorthorn and an unidentified white bull with coloured points. For more information about the Speckle Park breed, go to the website of the Canadian Speckle Park Association: http://www.canadianspecklepark.ca

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Salers Salers are considered to be one of the oldest European breeds, whose roots can be traced to 16,500-year-old cave drawings found near the town of Salers in the South Central region of France, the Auvergne, in the heart of the volcanic area of the Massif Central. The rough terrain, poor soil and harsh climate combined with the area’s isolation has contributed to a genetically pure breed of cattle with bred-in range ability to thrive almost entirely on native grasses in the summer and roughage diet in winter. The Salers breed in North America has evolved into an outstanding maternal beef breed with no lack of performance and carcass traits. The cattle are usually solid red or black and are naturally horned but polled bloodlines have been developed by selection and are now predominant in the national herd. Salers females possess a larger than average pelvic area, the largest in the industry, and calve easily to the service of larger terminal cross sires. They are excellent mothers with good milk production, are very fertile and re-breed quickly. Salers bulls are efficient breeders and sire calves of moderate birth weight, with a strong will to live and good growth. USMARC studies have confirmed that Salers is the highest marbeling Continental breed, have a large ribeye area and a leaner carcass (less fat thickness) than British

breeds. Salers cross steers perform well in feedlots and have exceptional carcass yield and quality. The Salers breed is one of only three breeds evaluating data on docility and through the efforts of its breeders has improved this trait dramatically in recent years. The genetic trend for Salers has been very positive from a breed average of near zero in 1992 to the current breed average EPD of over +8.0. Excellent feet and legs contribute to admirable longevity. All of these traits combined, have made Salers the choice of many commercial cattlemen striving to maximize production without increasing management or labour costs. Salers are a balanced breed, which is key to optimizing all aspects of beef production. Salers were first imported into Canada in 1972 with the Salers Association of Canada being established in 1973. Canada continues to be an excellent source for Salers genetics worldwide. For more information about the Salers breed, go to the website of the Salers Association of Canada: http:// www.salerscanada.com

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2 2 December 12, 2019 2 2 December 12,OF 2019 RE: NOTICE SPECIAL RESOLUTION TO BE PROPOSED AT PCBFA ANNUAL GENERAL 2 2 MEETING – FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020 2 RE: NOTICE OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION TO BE PROPOSED AT PCBFA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – FEBRU2 Dear PCBFA Members, 2 22ND , 2020 2 2 On behalf of the current PCBFA Board of Directors, I would like to update you on the bylaw amendments that we

Dear PCBFA Members, submitted following our February 2019 AGM. The membership had moved to repeal and replace the entire set of 3 bylaws, after learning that the numerous bylaw amendments we had made over the years at Annual General Meetings 3 were not filed Registries, and fact, our bylaws been changed since the original set On properly behalf ofwith theCorporate current PCBFA Board ofin Directors, I wouldhad likenever to update you on the bylaw amendments th was in 1982. following Two amendments to the2019 bylaws wereThe made in 2018. wefiled submitted our February AGM. membership had moved to repeal and replace the entire set The new set of bylaws we filed have been rejected by Corporate Registries. It appears that, since the original filing in bylaws, after learning that the numerous bylaw amendments we had made over the years at Annual General Meet3 3 1982, the Societies Act has changed, and some of the sections of the bylaws that we did not even make any changes were not filed properly with Corporate Registries, and in fact, our bylaws had never been changed since the origina 3 to, actually no longer meet their requirements. We did extensive research on the Societies Act, and writing effective 3 was filed 1982. Two to of thequestions bylaws were made inWe 2018. bylaws, and in found that ouramendments bylaws left a lot unanswered. felt that this was a good opportunity to do a A thorough review andset updating of PCBFA’s and so we havebydone that. Registries. It appears that, since the origin3 The new of bylaws we filedbylaws, have been rejected Corporate Atfiling the Annual General MeetingAct onhas February 22nd, 2020, theofboard will once be putting forward a motion to anye in 1982, the Societies changed, and some the sections of again the bylaws that we did not even make repeal and replace the entire set ofmeet bylaws with the attached document. This document been submitted changes to, actually no longer their requirements. We did extensive researchhas onalready the Societies Act, and writin 4 to Corporate Registries for a preliminary review, and they effective bylaws, and found that our bylaws left a lot of questions unanswered. We felt that this was a good oppor4 have confirmed that everything is now in accordance with 4 to do a thorough review and updating of PCBFA’s bylaws, so weAct. have doneto that. the and Societies In order avoid a repeat of last year, we b nd , that 2020, theplease boardtake willthe once again be putting forward At the Annual General Meeting on February 22ask you time to review these now, anda mot4 put forward any questions or thoughts repeal and replace the entire set of bylaws with the attached document. This document has immediately. already beenThis submitteg weconfirmed can run these Corporate Registrieswith t4 Corporate Registries for a preliminary review, and theyway, have thatsuggestions everything by is now in accordance T ahead of the AGM, and ensure that the bylaws that are Societies Act. In order to avoid a repeat of last year, we ask that you please take the time to review these now, and passed at the meeting will not be rejected again. This is forward any questions or thoughts immediately. This way, we can runbecause these suggestions by Corporate ah very important this bylaw update process Registries is also of the AGM, and ensure that the bylaws that are passed at the up meeting will not be rejected again. This is very impo holding our charitable status application. We cannot proceed with status the application until have proceed approved, because this bylaw update process is also holding up our charitable application. Wewe cannot with th application until we have approved, updated bylaws inupdated place. bylaws in place. Please review these bylaws carefully, and send all thoughts, concerns, questions, and suggestions to any of Please review these bylaws carefully, and sendour alldirectors, thoughts,orconcerns, questions, and suggestions to any o to our Interim General Manager, Chelsey directors, or to our Interim General Manager, Chelsey Hostettler, Hostettler,atatchelsey@pcbfa.ca chelsey@pcbfa.ca or 780-523-0443. or 780-523-0443. 4

Jordan Barnfield Chairman

R0011788365

Thank you, Thank you, Jordan Barnfield Chairman Peace Country Beef & Forage Association 780-832-7148 aspenacres@hotmail.ca

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Bylaws of the Peace Country Beef & Forage Association

1 Preamble 1.1 The name of the society is the Peace Country Beef & Forage Association. 1.2 The following articles set forth Bylaws of the Peace Country Beef & Forage Association.

2 Definitions 2.1 Society shall mean the Peace Country Beef & Forage Association. 2.2 Board shall mean the Board of Directors of this Society. 2.3 Director shall mean any person elected or appointed to the Board. 2.4 Member shall mean a member of the Society. 2.5 Officer shall mean any Officer listed in Article 5.2. 2.6 Annual General Meeting shall mean the annual general meeting described in Article 4.1. UARY 2.7 Special Meeting shall mean a special meeting as described in Article 4.2. 2.8 Bylaws shall mean the Bylaws of this Society as amended. 2.9 Registered Office shall mean the registered office for the Society. 2.10 Voting Member shall mean a Member entitled to vote at the meetings of the Society.

3 Membership 3.1 Any person, partnership or co-operation may become an Active Member who hat • Is interested in the objects of the Society, t of • Is a primary producer of agricultural products. 3.2 Anyone else who wishes to be a Member will be an Associate Member with no voting privileges. tings 3.3 Any Member may withdraw from the Society by sending written notice to the Board through the Secretary. al 3.4set Membership fee in the Society shall be as determined at the Annual General Meeting. 3.5 Membership fees shall be paid on or before the Annual General Meeting or accepted at any other time and shall be valid until the next Annual General Meeting. nal 3.6 Payment of the membership fee entitles the Active Member to the privileges and responsibilities of membership including voting in yelections for the Board.

ng 4 Meetings of the Society rtunity 4.1 The Annual General Meeting

4.1.1 The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting each year, to be called by the Directors, and held at such a time and place as determined by the Directors. tion to 4.1.2 Notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be advertised in the Society newsletter at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the meeting, ed to the time and place of the meeting and such additional notice or information as the Directors may decide. giving 4.1.3 Agenda for the Meeting the The Annual General Meeting deals with the following matters: d put a. Adoption of agenda head b. Reading and adoption of minutes of the last Annual General Meeting ortant c. Addresses and reports of Officers d. Presentation of awards and recognitions of service he e. Review of financial statements setting out the Society’s income, disbursements, assets, and liabilities and the auditor’s report f. Appointment of auditor g. Unfinished Business h. New Business of our i. Election of Directors j. Adjournment 4.1.4 Ten (10) percent of the Active Members of the Society constitute a quorum at the Annual General Meeting. 4.2 Special Meetings of the Society 4.2.1 The Society shall hold Special Meetings as needed, to be called by the Directors, and held at such a time and place as determined by the Directors. 4.2.2 Notice of Special Meetings must be advertised in the Society newsletter at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the meeting, giving the time and place of the meeting and such additional notice or information as the Directors may decide. 4.2.3 Only the matter(s) set out in the notice for the Special Meeting are considered at the Special Meeting. 4.2.4 Ten (10) percent of the Active Members of the Society constitute a quorum at Special Meetings. 4.2.5 Voting at Special Meetings is done by show of hands. 4.2.6 Special Meetings must be called by the Directors to receive authorization from the membership before selling, mortgaging, leasing for over a year or otherwise disposing of any real property owned by the Society 4.3 Presiding Officer 4.3.1 The President chairs the Annual General Meeting and every Special Meeting of the Society. The Vice-President chairs in the absence of the

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President. 4.3.2 If neither the President nor the Vice-President is present within one-half (1/2) hour after the set time for the meeting, the Members present choose one (1) of the Members to chair. 4.4 Voting 4.4.1 Each Active Member has one (1) vote per valid membership. 4.4.2 Voting is done by ballot at the Annual General Meeting. 4.4.3 The President votes only as a tie-breaking vote. 4.4.4 A Voting Member may not vote by proxy. 4.4.5 A majority of the votes cast by Voting Members present decides each issue and resolution, except where the issue needs to be decided by a Special Resolution. 4.4.6 The President declares a resolution carried or lost. This statement is final, and does not have to include the number of votes for and against the resolution. 4.5 Failure to Give Notice of Meeting No action taken at the Annual General Meeting is invalid due to: a. Accidental omission to give any notice to any Member; b. Any Member not receiving any notice; or c. Any error in any notice that does not affect the meaning. 5 Governance of the Society 5.1 The Board of Directors 5.1.1 The Board governs and manages the affairs of the Society. The Board may hire a paid General Manager to carry out management functions under the direction and supervision of the Board. 5.1.2 Directors shall receive a twenty-five (25) dollar per diem per meeting attended, and be paid mileage at a rate that matches the current provincial government rate. 5.1.3 The Board shall consist of a minimum of ten (10) Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Society. 5.1.3.1 The Board of Directors shall consist of four Directors from the North District and two Directors from each of the Southeast and Southwest Districts, with an additional two Directors at large. The district boundaries will be divided as follows: 1. North District: North of the Peace River, and from Peace River west to the B.C. Border inclusive; 2. Southeast District: South of the Peace River, and east of the Smoky River; 3. Southwest District: South of the Peace River, and west of the Smoky River to the B.C. border. If a district is unable to fill its Director positions, the Society may fill the position with another Director at large. 5.1.3.2 Only those Active Members of the Society who have paid their membership for the ensuing year shall be qualified to be elected as a Director or to vote at an election for a Director of the Society. 5.1.4 Term of Office 5.1.4.1 Each Director will be elected for a term of two (2) years with Directors elected at each Annual General Meeting. No Director will serve more than three (3) consecutive terms. 5.1.4.2 Additional Directors may be elected at the Annual General Meeting to complete the unexpired term of a vacancy on the Board. 5.1.5 Resignation & Removal of Directors 5.1.5.1 A Director may resign from office by submitting notice in writing to the Board. The resignation takes effect on the date the Board accepts the resignation. 5.1.5.2 A Director may be removed from the Board for egregious acts, failure to fulfill duties or conflict of interest. Directors are removed by vote of the Board, with not less than eighty (80) percent of the Board in favour. The President is allowed to cast a vote on this matter. 5.1.6 Meetings of the Board 5.1.6.1 Meetings of the Board shall be called by any Officer of the Society. 5.1.6.1.1 Seven (7) days’ notice for Board meetings is sent in writing to each Director. Directors may waive notice. 5.1.6.2 Fifty (50) percent of the Directors at a meeting of the Board constitute a quorum. 5.1.6.3 Each Director has one (1) vote, and voting is done by a show of hands. The President votes only to cast a tie-breaking vote. 5.1.6.4 Meetings of the Board are closed to Directors only, except by invitation. 5.1.6.5 A meeting of the Board may be held by a conference call. Directors who participate in this call are considered present for the meeting. 5.1.6.6 Irregularities or errors done in good faith do not invalidate acts done by any meeting of

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the Board. 5.2 Officers 5.2.1 The Officers of the Society are the Presiden 5.2.2 A meeting of the newly elected Directors General Meeting to elect from the Board all Offi 5.3 Duties of the Officers of the Society 5.3.1 The President • When present, presides at all Board General Meeting of the Society; • Provides leadership to the Society that of the Society; • Exercises general supervision and direc • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to in the affairs of the Society; • Provides for the orientation of new Dire • Initiates appropriate workshops or o membership that will improve the funct • Represents the Society in the commun 5.3.2 The Vice-President • Presides at meetings in the absence of • Performs such other duties as may be d 5.3.3 The Secretary • Keeps the minutes of all meetings; • Sends notice of all meetings as require • Receives and responds to all correspon • Returns to Corporate Registries a lis Meeting for the ensuing year and a state and liabilities for the preceding year; • Circulates information of interest to the • Keeps custody of the seal of the Society the signature of the Secretary and the Pr • Performs such other duties as may be d 5.3.4 The Treasurer • Maintains such records as required by t • Presents the records for audit and p General Meeting; • Prepares the annual financial statemen • Receives and deposits all funds of the S • Submits all bills for approval of paymen • Prepares cheques in payment of accou • Receives membership fees for the ensu • Prepares the necessary documentati operating, or capital grants that may be • Performs such other duties as may be d 5.4 Board Committees 5.4.1 The Board may appoint committees to adv 5.4.2 A Director will chair each committee and h 5.4.3 With the exception of the one (1) Director, from the membership. 5.4.4 The committee will receive from the Board do, time limits for completing the task, directio Board, and directions as to a budget. 5.4.5 The committee will have the power to de the task.

6 Books and Records of the Society 6.1 The Secretary keeps a copy of the minute b the Members and of the Board. 6.2 The Secretary keeps the original minute boo record contains minutes from all meetings of th 6.3 A Member wishing to inspect the books o notice to the President or the Secretary of the S


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nt, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. s shall be held within one month of the Annual fficers to serve for the ensuing year. meetings, Special Meetings, and the Annual

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7 Society Funds 7.1 The funds of the Society, however derived, shall not be expended for any objects inconsistent with those of the Society. 7.2 The funds shall be deposited to the credit of the Society in a chartered bank or other similar institution as directed by the Board. 7.3 Cheques of the Society shall be signed by any two (2) Directors. The Board may authorize the General Manager to sign cheques.

8 Borrowing by the Society will result in the achievement of the objectives 8.1 The Society may, for the purpose of carrying out its objectives or for capital purposes, from time to time borrow sums of money and may from time to time issue notes, bonds, debentures ction over the business of the Society; and other securities, subject to Article 10.3. other Directors so they may take an active part 9 Execution of Documents ectors immediately after the election; 9.1 All documents required to be executed by or on behalf of the Society shall be authorized other in-service training for Directors and the by resolution of the Directors, and shall be executed by such officers, or other persons, as are tioning of the Society; and designated in the authorizing resolution, and those documents shall not be binding upon the nity and with other community organizations. Society unless properly executed on behalf of the Society as foresaid.

10 Bylaws 10.1 The Bylaws of the Society can only be altered, rescinded or added to by a Special Resolution of the Members. 10.2 A copy of the original Bylaws will be transmitted to Corporate Registries and any changes ed by the Bylaws; will be forwarded immediately. ndence as directed by the Board; 10.3 Subject to the Bylaws of the Society, the Directors may act for and on behalf of the Society, st of Directors elected at the Annual General and all grants and other funds of the Society shall be received and expended under their ement of receipts and expenditures and assets direction with the exception of debentures, which can only be issued with the sanction of a Special Resolution. e membership; y which, when used, shall be authenticated with 11 Fiscal Year resident; and 11.1 The fiscal year of the Society shall be a twelve (12) month period commencing on the first directed by the Board day of April each year.

the President; and directed by the President.

the Directors; presents the audited statement at the Annual

nts as required for submission; Society in the bank designated by the Board; nt to the Board; unts for signature; uing year at the Annual General Meeting; ion required for application for the general, available to the Society; and directed by the Board

12 Audit/Review 12.1 The Directors shall appoint an auditor/reviewer of the Society who shall hold office from year to year and may be replaced by resolution of the Directors or Members at the Annual General Meeting. 12.2 No members of the Board shall be appointed auditor/reviewer during his/her term of office as a Director. 12.3 The auditor/reviewer shall audit the accounts of the Society annually in advance of each Annual General Meeting and the audited statement of the financial affairs of the Society shall be presented to the Annual General Meeting.

13 Distributing Assets and Dissolution of Association 13.1 The assets of the Society shall not be distributed to its Members at any time, including in vise the Board. the event of the dissolution or winding up of the Society he or she will be a member of the committee. 13.2 In the event of the winding up or dissolution of the Society, the Board charged with the the balance of the committee may be recruited winding up or dissolution shall, after paying all debts and liabilities of the Society and fulfilling all contractual obligations, distribute or dispose of the remaining assets of the Society to a d a detailed outline of what they are expected to registered charity in Alberta who they feel most appropriate, given the circumstances that ons for when and how they are to report to the prevail at that point in time.

evelop necessary sub-committees to complete 14 All Other Matters 14.1 In the event that these Bylaws do not adequately cover any situation or item of concern to the Directors or Members, reference shall be made to the Societies Act, which shall be the supreme authority whereby the actions and activities of the Society are managed and books and records all minutes of all meetings of controlled.

oks at the Registered Office of the Society. This he Society and the Board. or records of the Society must give reasonable Society of his or her intention to do so.

Peace Country Beef & Forage Association Box 3000 Box 2803 Fairview, AB T0H 1L0 High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 P: (780) 835-6799 P: (780) 523-4033 F: (780) 835-6628 F: (780) 523-6569

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Shorthorn

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The Shorthorn breed had its founding about 225 years ago in Durham County in North East England. Shorthorn cattle are medium framed with mature females in the 1400 -1600 pound range and bulls ranging from 2200 – 2400 pounds in working condition. They are available both horned and polled with homogeneous polled genetics also available. The main colour variations are solid red, red with white markings, and roan and white, which gives commercial producers several different options to select from to suit their situations. Shorthorn genetics have always provided a strong maternal trait. The Shorthorn female, purebred or crossbred, has long been sought after for its early maturity, fertility, ease of calving, milk production, longevity and docility. Carcass traits have been an area where the exotic or terminal breeds have excelled.With the more recent return and focus on a mod-

erate carcass with consistent superior marbling, the carcass traits of the Shorthorn breed have become more popular. Feedlot tests reveal that Shorthorn influenced cattle reach the optimum carcass weight at an earlier age with a higher percentage of AA+ marbling. While exotic breeds will claim more muscling and larger rib eyes they cannot compete with the consistent, well marbled, high yielding Shorthorn carcasses. Today’s Canadian Shorthorns continue to prove that they play a very important role in the future of the beef industry. While many breeds portray themselves as being balanced and versatile, none of them compare to the ability of Shorthorn genetics to adapt and improve in a variety of crossbreeding situations. For more information about the Shorthorn breed, go to the website of the Canadian Shorthorn Association: http://www.canadianshorthorn.com


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Genetic Evaluation Definitions

What does that mean? EPD (Expected Progeny Differences) are expressions of the relative genetic merit of beef cattle for various traits. EPDs are used to compare the predicted progeny performance between two bulls (or females) within a breed, regardless of age or herd location. EPDs are expressed in the actual units of measure for a given trait. Interim EPDs (indicated as PE+) are calculated using a calf’s sire's and dam’s National EPDs plus the calf’s own performance data.

Trait Leaders Sires by Birth Weight BW

Name

WW

YW

MILK

MWW

SCROTAL

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

EPD

ACC

1

GGT P BLK HEAVY HITTER

-3.0

89

41

89

70

78

25

84

46

0.0

46

2

MAC CENTURION 240X

-2.4

71

28

74

49

68

31

65

45

-0.1

30

3

NJF TOP LEVEL 41T

-1.9

83

34

83

63

75

19

72

36

0.2

38

4

GGT P CHALLENGER 156J

-1.7

86

35

86

74

80

13

81

30

0.8

65

5

GGT P HEAVY DUTY 100J

-1.6

89

35

90

66

86

21

88

38

0.3

73

6

GGT P BROKER 137K

-1.5

88

31

88

58

83

21

86

37

1.0

67

7

GGT P APACHE 155U

-1.3

77

47

77

94

60

4

63

28

0.5

21

8

GGT P GENESIS 232M

-1.2

65

32

65

54

59

19

41

35

0.0

47

9

OPP BLACK RULER 329C

-1.1

79

38

79

67

74

14

77

33

0.6

56

10

TOP PLD BLK SAMBO 110S

-0.6

70

36

68

65

52

25

54

43

0.1

24

Trait Leaders Sires by Weaning Weight BW

Name

WW

YW

MILK

MWW

SCROTAL

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

EPD

1

SPRINGDALE SATURN 19J

5.5

83

62

83

121

73

17

79

49

0.5

ACC 31

2

THAT’S ZEPPLIN 134Z

4.7

78

61

78

99

66

16

62

46

0.4

21 28

3

MAC WAVELENGHT 159W

2.1

75

61

77

109

65

20

63

51

1.0

4

BIG SKY PIPELINE 72B

3.5

50

60

54

96

40

18

18

48

0.4

6

5

KKCC AUTHORITY 304A

2.7

52

58

53

116

44

25

21

54

0.7

18

6

SLS DRV PLD BOOMER 9B

0.8

45

58

50

95

39

23

13

52

0.3

3

7

AP POLLED SAFARI WY 199C

3.2

78

55

77

89

69

21

71

48

0.5

47

8

KKCC MERCURY 416P

4.1

83

53

83

104

71

17

77

44

0.2

40

9

MAC UNION STATION 87U

3.4

81

53

82

116

75

28

74

54

0.9

56

10

ECR 412B OF 361S

2.9

65

51

67

92

55

24

31

50

0.2

41

Trait Leaders Sires by Yearling Weight BW

Name

WW

YW

MILK

MWW

SCROTAL

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

EPD

ACC

1

SPRINGDALE SATURN 19J

5.5

83

62

83

121

73

17

79

49

0.5

31

2

MAC UNION STATION 87U

3.4

81

53

82

116

75

28

74

54

0.9

56

3

KKCC AUTHORITY 304A

2.7

52

58

53

116

44

25

21

54

0.7

18

4

MAC WAVELENGHT 159W

2.1

75

61

77

109

65

20

63

51

1.0

28

5

MWC POLLED FERNANDO 40F

8.2

76

50

76

105

69

27

67

52

-0.2

27

6

KKCC MERCURY 416P

4.1

83

53

83

104

71

17

77

44

0.2

40

7

THAT’S ZEPPLIN 134Z

4.7

78

61

78

99

66

16

62

46

0.4

21

8

SPRINGDALE BAXTER 23C

2.2

84

47

84

96

74

20

78

44

0.7

30

9

BIG SKY PIPELINE 72B

3.5

50

60

54

96

40

18

18

48

0.4

6

10

SLS DRV PLD BOOMER 9B

0.8

45

58

50

95

39

23

13

52

0.3

3

Trait Leaders Sires by Milk Name

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MWW

SCROTAL

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

EPD

ACC

1

MAC RICHLAND 211R

0.5

71

33

73

77

63

38

71

55

0.4

29

2

PW XANADU 1X

3.3

66

44

69

69

54

32

44

54

0.3

27

3

MAC ATOMIC FORCE 36A

0.7

78

35

79

72

71

32

43

50

0.3

13

4

ECR POLLED GOLD 909C

2.6

86

31

86

61

74

31

82

46

0.2

5

MAC CENTURION 240X

-2.4

71

28

74

49

68

31

65

45

-0.1

35 30

6

MIKADO

2.9

62

32

57

51

52

31

64

47

0.2

10

7

PRINCE

2.9

62

32

57

51

52

31

64

47

0.2

10

8

MAC NAVIGATOR 281N

4.4

85

43

85

89

80

30

82

52

-0.3

63

9

BEV MASTERPIECE 110H

5.8

88

38

88

77

84

29

86

48

1.4

69

10

STETSON

1.9

72

36

73

64

68

29

77

47

0.6

26

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Possible Change Table: EPDs are predictions of an animal's breeding value for a given trait. As with any prediction, there is a margin of error, or possible change, associated with an EPD. When the accuracy is low, this margin for error is high. As more information (i.e. progeny data) becomes available, the margin of error becomes smaller. Percentile Table: used to quickly rank a sire or dam within the breed for a given trait. Active Sires/Dams: animals that have at least one progeny with a weaning weight recorded in the past two years. Black/Red Carrier: an animal whose coat colour is black, but carries the recessive gene for red coat colour. ----------------------------------

(MILK) Milk EPD: is an indicator of milking ability in daughters. It represents the differences in weaning weights of calves due to the amount of milk produced by their mothers. It is expressed in pounds of calf weaned. The higher the EPD the more weaning pounds a sires daughters will add to her calves via milk. (PE) Parental Average EPD: indicated as PE, is an average of a calf’s sire's and dam’s National EPDs. These have minimal accuracy as they do not incorporate the calf’s own performance. (REA) Ribeye Area EPD: expressed in square inches, is a predictor of the difference in ribeye area of a sire's progeny compared to progeny of other sires. The larger the EPD the larger the expected rib eye area. (SC) Scrotal Circumference EPD: expressed in centimetres, is a predictor of the difference in transmitting ability for scrotal size compared to that of other sires. Scrotal Circumference is an indicator of both growth and male fertility. Larger scrotal size is related to increased sperm production and semen quality, and in daughters' younger age to puberty, younger age to calving and higher pregnancy rate.

(ACC) Accuracy: the reliability that can be placed on the EPD. An accuracy of close to 1.0 indicates higher reliability. Accuracy is (STAY) Stayability EPD: the percent impacted by the number of progeny and probability of daughters staying in production to at least 6 years of age. Stayability EPDs ancestral records included in the analysis. for bulls are the prediction of the genetic (BW) Birth Weight EPD: expressed in pounds, differences between their daughters probability is a predictor of a sire's ability to transmit birth of staying in production in a herd to at least the weight to his progeny compared to that of age of 6 years. Given the primary emphasis on pregnancy in most herds, stayability is a other sires. measure of sustained fertility. The higher the (CED) Calving Ease Direct EPD: the average EPD the more likely a sire's daughter will remain difference in ease with which a sire's calves will in production in a herd past 6 years. be born when he is bred to first calf heifers. The higher the number the more probability that his calves will be born unassisted.

(CEM) Calving Ease Maternal EPD: is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births with a higher value indicating greater probability of unassisted births in firstcalf daughters. It predicts the average ease with which a sire's daughters will calve as firstcalf heifers when compared to daughters of other sires.

(TM) Total Maternal EPD: is a combination of the weaning weight and milk EPDs. It is calculated as: 1/2 Weaning Weight EPD + Milk EPD = Total Maternal. This EPD represents the differences in weaning weights between calves due to mothering and milking ability of their dams.

(WW) Weaning Weight EPD: expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire's ability to transmit weaning growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires. Weaning weight (CW) Carcass Weight EPD: expressed in lbs, is an indicator of growth from birth to weaning this EPD predicts differences in the average (205 days of age). The calf's growth during this hot carcass weight in progeny. This EPD is period is influenced by its own ability to grow calculated using birth weight, weaning weight plus its mother's maternal abilities. The higher and yearling weight EPDs as well as any carcass the EPD, the heavier, on average, the calves of a sire will be at weaning. data available. (FAT) Fat/Back Fat EPD: expressed in inches, is a predictor of the differences in back fat thickness at the 12th rib (as measured between the 12th and 13th ribs) of a sire's progeny compared to progeny of other sires. The higher the EPD the more back fat expected on a sires calves. (HPG) Heifer Pregnancy EPD: the percent probability in a bull’s daughters’ ability to conceive and calve as two year olds. Just like the stayability EPD, heifer pregnancy EPDs are expressed in terms of a percentage difference. For example, two heifer pregnancy EPDs, 5 and 10, differ by 5%. Daughters of the bull with the EPD of 10 are 5% more likely to conceive than daughters of the other bull. (MARB) Marbling EPD: a prediction of future

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progeny’s performance for carcass marbling scores. This EPD incorporates both ultrasound and carcass data. The higher the EPD the more intramuscular fat expected in the rib eye of a sire’s calves.

(YW) Yearling Weight EPD: expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire's ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires. The higher the EPD, the heavier, on average, the calves of a sire will be at yearling. (YG) Yield Grade EPD: expressed in USDA yield grade score, this EPD predicts differences in carcass yield grade score to be expected from progeny. This EPD is a ratio or summary of the rib eye area and fat EPDs. The lower the EPD, the closer to USDA grade 1 the sire’s calves will grade (grade 1, having the biggest rib eye area to lowest fat ratio, is the preferred grade). Taken from the website of the Canadian Angus Association http://cdnangus.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Defs.pdf 56180


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Percentiles for Red Angus Calves Born in 2019 Desc

BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

SC

CED

CEM

REA

CW

MARB

FAT

AVG

1.2

+34

+57

+19

+38

+55

+2.4

+5.5

+0.32

+21

+0.24

+0.005

Top Value

-9.700

75.000

130.000

40.000

67.500

2.290

20.000

17.000

1.010

59.000

0.840

-0.048

Top 5%

-2.600

51.000

86.000

28.000

50.000

1.160

10.500

11.000

0.595

39.000

0.540

-0.021

Top 10%

-1.600

48.000

80.000

26.000

47.5000

1.010

9.000

10.000

0.530

35.000

0.460

-0.015

Top 15%

-1.000

45.000

76.000

25.000

46.000

0.910

7.500

9.000

0.485

33.000

0.420

-0.011

Top 20%

-0.600

43.000

73.000

25.000

44.500

0.820

6.500

8.500

0.455

31.000

0.380

-0.008

Top 25%

-0.200

42.000

70.000

24.000

43.500

0.760

6.000

8.000

0.435

29.000

0.355

-0.006

Top 30%

0.200

40.000

68.000

24.000

42.500

0.720

5.000

7.500

0.415

28.000

0.330

-0.004

Top 35%

0.500

39.000

66.000

23.000

42.000

0.675

4.000

7.000

0.395

26.000

0.300

-0.002

Top 40%

0.800

38.000

64.000

23.000

41.000

0.645

3.500

6.500

0.375

25.000

0.275

0.000

Top 45%

1.000

36.000

62.000

22.000

40.500

0.600

3.000

6.000

0.355

24.000

0.255

0.002

Top 50%

1.300

35.000

60.000

22.000

39.500

0.560

2.500

6.000

0.340

22.500

0.240

0.004

Top 55%

1.500

34.000

58.000

21.000

38.750

0.520

2.000

5.000

0.320

21.500

0.220

0.005

Top 60%

1.800

33.000

56.000

21.000

38.000

0.480

1.000

5.000

0.300

20.000

0.200

0.007

Top 65%

2.050

32.000

54.000

20.000

37.000

0.430

0.500

4.500

0.285

19.000

0.190

0.009

Top 70%

2.300

30.000

51.000

20.000

36.500

0.395

0.000

4.000

0.265

17.500

0.175

0.011

Top 80%

2.900

27.500

46.000

19.000

34.000

0.300

-2.000

3.000

0.220

15.000

0.130

0.015

Top 90%

3.800

23.000

39.000

17.000

31.250

0.160

-4.000

1.000

0.160

11.000

0.065

0.022

Low

13.400

-10.000

-16.000

4.000

11.500

-0.620

-22.000

-14.00

-0.170

-15.000

-0.410

0.052

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BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

SC

CED

CEM

REA

CW

MARB

FAT

AVG

2.3

+46

+79

+21

+44

+0.72

+3.2

+6.9

+0.42

+33

+0.36

+0.014

Top Value

-7.500

98.000

165.000

42.000

79.500

2.540

20.000

18.000

1.180

86.000

1.420

-0.075

Top 5%

-0.900

65.000

114.000

28.000

58.000

1.460

11.000

12.000

0.760

55.500

0.845

-0.017

Top 10%

-0.200

61.000

108.000

27.000

55.000

1.280

9.000

11.000

0.690

50.500

0.700

-0.010

Top 15%

0.300

58.500

103.000

26.000

53.000

1.175

8.000

10.500

0.640

48.000

0.600

-0.006

Top 20%

0.700

57.000

99.000

25.000

51.500

1.085

7.000

10.000

0.600

45.500

0.540

-0.002

Top 25%

1.000

55.000

96.000

24.000

50.500

1.025

6.500

9.500

0.565

44.000

0.505

0.002

Top 30%

1.200

53.000

94.000

24.000

49.500

0.960

6.000

9.000

0.535

42.000

0.465

0.005

Top 35%

1.500

52.000

91.000

23.000

48.500

0.905

5.000

8.500

0.510

40.500

0.435

0.007

Top 40%

1.700

50.000

88.000

23.000

47.500

0.855

5.000

8.000

0.485

39.000

0.410

0.010

Top 45%

1.900

49.000

86.000

22.000

46.500

0.810

4.000

8.000

0.460

37.500

0.380

0.012

Top 50%

2.100

48.000

84.000

22.000

45.500

0.760

3.500

7.000

0.440

36.000

0.355

0.015

Top 55%

2.300

46.000

81.000

21.000

44.500

0.715

3.000

7.000

0.415

35.000

0.330

0.017

Top 60%

2.500

45.000

79.000

21.000

43.500

0.665

2.500

6.500

0.400

33.000

0.310

0.019

Top 65%

2.700

43.000

76.000

20.000

42.500

0.615

2.000

6.000

0.375

31.500

0.285

0.022

Top 70%

2.900

42.000

73.000

20.000

41.500

0.565

1.500

5.500

0.355

30.000

0.265

0.024

Top 80%

3.500

38.000

67.000

18.000

39.000

0.445

0.000

4.500

0.300

26.000

0.210

0.030

Top 90%

4.200

33.000

58.000

16.000

35.500

0.280

-2.000

3.000

0.230

21.000

0.140

0.039

Low

10.300

-4.000

-6.000

1.000

9.500

-0.580

-21.000

-15.000

-0.170

-9.000

-0.310

0.098

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Percentiles for all active Gelbvieh sires as of January 22, 2020 Growth and Maternal

Intake and Carcass

Index Values

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

CEM

HP

PG30

STAY

DMI

YG

CW

CREA

MARB

CFAT

ADG

RFI

$Cow

FPI

EPI

Number

540

540

540

540

540

540

540

540

539

540

167

540

540

540

540

540

167

167

167

540

167

High

23

7.0

96

151

35

71

16

21

6

26

0.391

0.30

63

1.22

0.93

0.07

0.157

0.144

166.55

100.02

167.80

Avg

11

0.5

58

82

19

48

6

3

0

14

0.003

-0.25

19

0.55

0.23

-0.05

-0.041

-0.003

94.83

68.40

59.65

Low

0

-8.9

25

29

-1

30

-9

-10

-6

0

-0.212

-0.72

-14

-0.20

-0.24

-0.19

-0.151

-0.148

15.82

48.12

-29.95

Top 1%

21

-5.1

87

139

31

64

13

14

4

23

-0.115

-0.53

55

1.06

0.65

-0.13

0.122

-0.132

150.16

86.37

163.68

Top 2%

20

-4.2

85

126

29

62

12

13

4

21

-0.100

-0.47

47

0.98

0.56

-0.10

0.093

-0.098

148.77

84.38

156.96

Top 3%

19

-3.8

83

123

28

60

11

11

3

21

-0.097

-0.43

43

0.90

0.53

-0.09

0.075

-0.092

142.14

83.58

152.94

Top 4%

19

-3.1

81

119

28

60

11

11

3

20

-0.079

-0.41

40

0.88

0.46

-0.08

0.043

-0.078

138.90

81.92

147.19

Top 5%

18

-2.9

80

117

27

59

10

10

3

20

-0.075

-0.40

39

0.86

0.45

-0.08

0.036

-0.077

135.92

81.03

144.70

Top 10%

17

-2.0

74

108

25

57

10

8

2

19

-0.050

-0.37

35

0.80

0.40

-0.07

0.014

-0.055

127.66

76.94

120.63

Top 15%

16

-1.4

70

101

24

55

9

7

1

18

-0.036

-0.34

31

0.75

0.35

-0.07

0.008

-0.043

121.85

74.69

101.10

Top 20%

15

-1.0

67

97

23

53

8

6

1

17

-0.027

-0.32

28

0.70

0.33

-0.06

0.001

-0.032

117.63

73.11

88.86

Top 25%

14

-0.8

66

94

22

52

8

5

1

17

-0.020

-0.31

26

0.66

0.30

-0.06

-0.012

-0.015

111.86

71.84

84.63

Top 30%

13

-0.5

63

91

21

51

7

4

1

16

-0.013

-0.30

24

0.64

0.29

-0.06

-0.018

-0.012

105.95

70.85

77.59

Top 35%

13

-0.2

62

88

21

50

7

3

1

16

-0.010

-0.28

22

0.62

0.27

-0.05

-0.024

-0.007

103.14

70.10

69.84

Top 40%

12

0.0

60

85

20

49

6

3

0

15

-0.007

-0.27

21

0.60

0.26

-0.05

-0.032

-0.004

99.38

69.41

65.64

Top 45%

12

0.2

59

83

20

48

6

3

0

15

-0.004

-0.26

19

0.57

0.24

-0.05

-0.038

-0.002

96.97

68.66

61.65

Top 50%

11

0.5

58

81

19

47

6

2

0

14

-0.002

-0.26

18

0.55

0.22

-0.05

-0.045

0.000

95.18

68.19

58.18

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Percentiles for all Charolais Calves Born in the last two years (2018-2019) Current Sires Dams

BW 0.9 0.8 1.4

WW 44.1 44.1 42.4

YW 84.8 84.4 81.1

MILK 21.5 21.1 21.2

TM 43.5 43.1 42.4

CE 5.0 5.0 4.0

CW 17.6 17.1 17.0

REA 0.44 0.44 0.42

FAT 0.57 0.55 0.33

LY 1.03 1.04 1.02

MARB 0.13 0.11 0.06

Avg Min Max SD Top 1% Top 5% Top 10% Top 15% Top 20% Top 25% Top 30% Top 35% Top 40% Top 45% Top 50%

0.9 -10.9 11.3 2.31 -5.3 -3.2 -2.1 -1.4 -0.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 0.5 0.8 1.0

44.1 -1.5 78.6 7.64 63.0 57.0 54.0 52.0 50.4 49.2 48.0 46.9 45.8 44.9 44.0

84.8 8.7 137.1 13.71 117.6 108.0 102.6 98.9 96.1 93.7 91.7 89.7 87.9 86.2 84.4

21.5 3.8 35.8 4.03 30.8 28.1 26.7 25.7 24.8 24.1 23.5 23.0 22.4 22.0 21.4

43.5 23.8 65.0 4.81 54.9 51.5 49.8 48.6 47.6 46.7 45.9 45.3 44.7 44.1 43.4

5.0 -14.9 20.0 4.01 14.5 11.7 10.3 9.2 8.4 7.7 7.0 6.5 5.9 5.5 5.0

17.6 -17.6 46.4 6.41 32.4 28.4 25.4 24.4 22.4 21.4 20.4 20.4 19.4 18.4 17.4

0.44 -0.29 1.14 0.132 0.80 0.66 0.60 0.56 0.54 0.52 0.50 0.48 0.47 0.45 0.43

0.57 -1.78 4.70 0.607 -0.94 -0.43 -0.15 0.00 0.10 0.18 0.28 0.36 0.41 0.49 0.56

1.03 -0.20 2.24 0.244 1.66 1.44 1.33 1.27 1.22 1.18 1.15 1.12 1.09 1.06 1.03

0.13 -2.72 2.91 0.473 1.37 0.93 0.71 0.60 0.51 0.43 0.35 0.29 0.23 0.17 0.12

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GROWTH AND MATERNAL YW MILK TM CEM 873 873 873 873

GEST 872

CED 873

BW 873

WW 873

8.1

106

161

41

72

SC 841

STAY 873

DOC 873

YG 873

2.3

33

26

0.02

High Avg

1.1

24

-2.9

10

1.7

62

92

21

52

6

0.6

12

11

Low

-8.0

-7

-5.8

27

28

-7

26

-3

-1.1

-2

-13

1% -

6.3

19

-3.6

90

137

33

66

12

1.8

24

22

2% -

5.9

17

-2.8

85

131

32

65

12

1.6

20

22

3% -

5.5

16

-2.3

82

129

32

64

11

1.5

20

20

4% -

5.3

16

-2.0

81

125

31

64

10

1.4

19

20

5% -

5.1

15

-1.7

80

123

30

63

10

1.4

19

14

INTAKE AND CARCASS CW CREA MARB 873 873 873

CFAT 873

66

1.86

0.67

0.00

-0.77

14

1.20

-0.47

-0.16

-1.03

-24

0.17

-0.84

-0.22

-0.99

43

1.63

0.09

-0.21

-0.96

40

1.59

-0.01

-0.21

-0.95

38

1.56

-0.10

-0.20

-0.94

34

1.54

-0.16

-0.20

20

-0.93

33

1.51

-0.19

-0.20

10%

-4.7

14

-0.8

76

115

28

60

9

1.2

17

18

-0.90

28

1.45

-0.29

-0.19

15%

-4.4

13

-0.3

72

110

26

59

8

1.0

17

17

-0.88

26

1.40

-0.34

-0.19

20%

-4.1

12

0.1

70

107

25

57

8

0.9

16

16

-0.87

23

1.37

-0.37

-0.18

25%

-3.8

12

0.5

68

103

25

56

7

0.9

15

15

-0.86

21

1.34

-0.40

-0.18

30%

-3.6

11

0.9

67

100

24

55

7

0.8

15

14

-0.84

20

1.31

-0.43

-0.17

35%

-3.4

11

1.2

65

97

23

54

6

0.7

14

14

-0.83

18

1.29

-0.45

-0.17

40%

-3.3

10

1.4

64

95

23

53

6

0.7

14

13

-0.82

16

1.27

-0.47

-0.17

45%

-3.1

10

1.6

63

93

22

53

6

0.6

13

12

-0.81

15

1.24

-0.48

-0.17

50%

-2.9

9

1.8

61

91

21

52

5

0.6

13

12

-0.80

14

1.21

-0.50

-0.17

55%

-2.8

9

2.0

60

88

21

51

5

0.5

13

11

-0.78

12

1.20

-0.51

-0.16

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Canadian Hereford Association Percentiles for Active Hereford Sires for Fall 2018 All sires have had a calf reported in the last two years (2017-2018) CED BW WW YW MM M&G CEM SC Mean 2.1 3.0 Min -16.9 -7.7 Max 21.1 14.3

53 3 90

85 6 146

24 -2 61

51 5 92

1% 14.3 -2.4 76 122 41 70 2% 13.2 -1.5 73 118 39 68 3% 12.3 -1.1 71 115 37 67 4% 11.6 -0.8 70 112 36 66 5% 11.1 -0.5 68 111 35 65 10% 9.1 0.3 65 105 33 61 15% 7.9 0.9 63 101 31 59 20% 6.8 1.3 61 98 30 58 25% 5.9 1.7 59 95 29 56 30% 5.0 1.9 58 93 28 55 35% 4.2 2.2 57 91 27 54 40% 3.4 2.5 55 89 26 53 45% 2.7 2.7 54 87 25 52 50% 2.0 3.0 53 85 24 51 NUM 6179 6179 6179 6179 6179 6179 Canadian Hereford Association (January 22, 2019)

1.9 -16.4 19.2

MCW SCF UDDR TEAT MPI FMI

0.9 -0.6 2.7

90 -14 188

14.3 -12.1 38.7

1.2 0.4 2.1

1.2 0.3 2.1

10.9 2.0 9.9 1.9 9.2 1.8 8.8 1.7 8.3 1.7 6.9 1.5 6.0 1.4 5.2 1.3 4.6 1.2 4.0 1.1 3.5 1.1 3.0 1.0 2.6 1.0 2.1 0.9 6179 6179

31 39 43 47 50 59 65 70 75 78 82 84 87 90 6179

25.0 23.6 22.8 22.2 21.7 20.1 19.2 18.5 17.9 17.3 16.7 16.1 15.4 14.7 6179

1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 6179

1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 6179

RFI PWG CW

120.6 114.2 100.7 -1.0 4.2 80.0 224.4 253.5 126.0 192.7 186.7 181.6 176.9 173.8 160.8 153.1 147.3 141.8 136.4 132.4 127.9 124.2 120.2 2396

204.8 190.8 182.2 175.6 170.2 156.7 148.3 141.4 135.5 129.6 124.7 120.7 116.2 112.1 2393

32.1 -1.3 67.6

FAT

REA MARB

66 14 116

0.011 0.40 -0.115 -0.45 0.165 1.31

0.11 -0.42 1.08

119.0 52.0 93 115.9 49.3 90 113.0 47.7 88 112.0 46.8 86 111.0 46.1 85 109.0 43.1 81 107.0 41.0 78 105.0 39.2 76 104.0 37.8 74 102.0 36.4 72 101.6 35.4 70 101.0 34.3 69 100.0 33.2 68 100.0 32.1 66 603 2396 6179

-0.055 0.89 -0.045 0.84 -0.045 0.79 -0.035 0.76 -0.035 0.73 -0.025 0.65 -0.025 0.60 -0.015 0.57 -0.015 0.53 -0.005 0.50 -0.005 0.47 -0.005 0.45 0.005 0.43 0.005 0.40 6179 6179

0.53 0.45 0.41 0.38 0.36 0.29 0.25 0.22 0.20 0.17 0.16 0.14 0.12 0.10 6179 R0011791070


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Canadian Simmental Association Breed Averages and Percentiles to January 1, 2019 BREED AVERAGE Current Sires Dams

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MILK

MWW

STAY

CWT

REA

FAT

MARB

API

TI

6.7 6.9 5.9

3.4 3.3 3.7

69.5 68.4 67.6

102.4 100.8 99.0

3.9 3.9 3.6

25.2 26.9 25.7

59.9 61.0 59.5

16.2 15.7 16.2

30.6 30.3 28.2

0.850 0.850 0.820

-0.128 -0.128 -0.132

-0.09 -0.09 -0.10

115.4 114.8 113.0

65.5 65.3 64.0

Current Population - all calves born in the last 2 years (2018-2019) Active Sire - any sire with a calf reported in the last 2 years (2018-2019) Active Dam - any dam with a calf reported in the last 2 years (2018-2019)

PERCENTILES

Percentiles show where an animal stands within the Simmental population. The following percentiles are based on CSA current calves (2018-2019). PCTL

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MILK

MWW

STAY

CWT

REA

FAT

MARB

API

TI

Average Minimum Maximum SD

6.7 -6.8 25.2 3.66

3.4 -7.2 13.8 1.96

69.5 26.0 106.4 8.18

102.4 24.6 172.1 13.60

3.9 -11.5 16.7 2.94

25.2 -0.6 47.4 5.47

59.9 33.9 87.1 6.11

16.2 2.3 27.4 2.46

30.6 -9.7 72.3 8.01

0.85 -0.13 1.53 0.143

-0.128 -0.198 0.064 0.0240

-0.09 -0.44 0.77 0.099

115.4 60.8 179.8 11.35

65.5 36.8 100.9 4.99

15.7 -1.6 88.9 134.7 10.7 37.8 73.9 21.7 50.1 1.16 14.6 -1.0 86.6 131.0 9.9 36.7 72.3 21.0 47.7 1.12 13.9 -0.6 85.2 128.4 9.3 35.9 71.3 20.6 46.2 1.10 13.4 -0.2 84.0 126.4 8.9 35.3 70.6 20.3 45.1 1.08 13.0 0.0 83.1 125.0 8.6 34.8 70.0 20.1 44.2 1.07 11.5 0.9 80.0 119.7 7.5 33.1 68.0 19.3 40.9 1.02 10.5 1.4 77.8 116.2 6.8 31.7 66.5 18.7 38.8 0.99 9.8 1.8 76.1 113.5 6.3 30.4 65.3 18.3 37.1 0.97 9.1 2.2 74.7 111.2 5.8 29.1 64.1 17.9 35.7 0.94 8.6 2.5 73.5 109.1 5.4 28.0 63.1 17.5 34.5 0.92 8.1 2.7 72.4 107.3 5.0 26.9 62.2 17.2 33.4 0.91 7.6 3.0 71.4 105.5 4.7 26.0 61.3 16.9 32.4 0.89 7.1 3.2 70.4 103.8 4.3 25.2 60.5 16.6 31.4 0.87 6.6 3.4 69.4 102.3 3.9 24.5 59.7 16.3 30.4 0.86 6.2 3.7 68.5 100.7 3.6 23.8 58.9 16.0 29.4 0.84 5.7 3.9 67.5 99.1 3.2 23.1 58.1 15.7 28.5 0.82 5.2 4.1 66.4 97.4 2.8 22.5 57.4 15.4 27.5 0.80 4.7 4.4 65.4 95.7 2.4 21.8 56.5 15.1 26.4 0.78 4.2 4.7 64.3 93.7 2.0 21.2 55.7 14.7 25.3 0.76 3.6 4.9 62.9 91.5 1.5 20.4 54.7 14.3 23.9 0.74 3.0 5.3 61.4 88.8 0.9 19.6 53.6 13.8 22.4 0.71 2.1 5.7 59.3 85.5 0.1 18.7 52.2 13.1 20.6 0.67 0.9 6.4 56.1 80.2 -1.0 17.2 50.2 12.0 17.7 0.61 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287 78,287

-0.172 -0.169 -0.167 -0.165 -0.164 -0.159 -0.154 -0.150 -0.144 -0.139 -0.135 -0.132 -0.130 -0.128 -0.125 -0.123 -0.121 -0.119 -0.116 -0.114 -0.110 -0.105 -0.092 78,287

0.22 0.17 0.14 0.11 0.09 0.03 0.00 -0.03 -0.04 -0.06 -0.07 -0.09 -0.10 -0.11 -0.12 -0.13 -0.14 -0.15 -0.16 -0.17 -0.19 -0.20 -0.23 78,287

143.2 78.2 139.3 76.4 137.0 75.3 135.5 74.5 134.2 73.8 129.9 71.8 127.0 70.5 124.8 69.5 122.8 68.6 121.1 67.9 119.5 67.2 118.1 66.6 116.6 66.0 115.2 65.4 113.8 64.8 112.4 64.2 110.9 63.7 109.4 63.0 107.7 62.3 105.9 61.6 103.7 60.7 101.0 59.5 97.1 57.5 78,287 78,287

1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95% Number

Canadian Simmental Association - January 22, 2020

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It was two great days of fellowship and competition during the 2020

Held January 10th & 11th at the LaKota AgriPlex in Dawson Creek, BC The quality of cattle on display was high and very consistent which proved to put all the judges through their paces selecting champions in every division. Congratulations go out to Scott Cuthbertson at Cuthbertson Cattle Co. for winning the Grand Champion’s banner for Cattlemen’s Choice and to Matt Hedges at Dead Horse Creek Cattle Co. whose win as Overall Commercial Pen of Heifers gave him a free year’s lease of a Frontier stock trailer sponsored by Foster’s Covered Wagons and Keddie’s. Congratulations and kudos to all the exhibitors, competitors, attendees, volunteers and the executive of the Peace Country Beef Congress organizing committee.

Congratulations to all our

Winners

PEN OF 3 PUREBRED HEIFERS Grand Champion Jason Harvey, Rimrock Ranch

SINGLE OPEN HEIFER Grand Champion Colby Klassen, Willow Creek Simmentals

SINGLE OPEN STEER Grand Champion Austin Paley

Reserve Champion Kent Malcomson, KMR Simmentals Reserve Champion Faith Collins, Rio Grande Angus Reserve Champion William Harvey, Rimrock Ranch

OVERALL PEN OF 3 COMMERCIAL HEIFERS Matt Hedges, Dead Horse Creek Cattle Co.

PEN OF 3 PUREBRED BULLS Grand Champion Colby Klassen, Willow Creek Simmentals

CATTLEMEN’S CHOICE Grand Champion Scott Cuthbertson, Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

PEN OF 3 JR. COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

4-H YOUTH STEER

PEN OF 3 SR. COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

4-H YOUTH HEIFER

Grand Champion Nicole Sorenson, Sorenson Cattle Co.

Grand Champion Matt Hedges, Dead Horse Creek Cattle Co.

Reserve Champion Nicole Sorenson, Sorenson Cattle Co. Reserve Champion Katherine Ross, Sasquatch Valley Simmentals

Grand Champion William Harvey, Rimrock Ranch

Grand Champion Faith Collins, Rio Grande Angus

Reserve Champion Jack & Shannon Trask, Rafter SJ Angus

Reserve Champion Colby Klassen, Willow Creek Simmentals

Reserve Champion Austin Paley

Reserve Champion Emma Balisky, Balisky Farms

Albrecht F Balisky Fa Brook-Lyn Katelynn B Payden Bu Crestland Cuthberts Layne Cut Wyatt Cut Dead Hors Desert Ac Dolen Lan Taylor Gel Rheana G Gomack R Alandra H Keston Hu Kemp’s Ca Ross Kish Khyden M


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2020 EXHIBITORS

Farms, Ryan Albrecht arms, Todd & Lexi Balisky nn Buechert, Groundbirch 4-H Multi-Club Buechert, Green Valley 4-H Club uechert, Groundbirch 4-H Multi-Club Farms Ltd., John Harms son Cattle Co., Scott & Jackie Cuthbertson thbertson, Wildrose 4-H Multi Club thbertson, Wildrose 4-H Multi Club se Creek Cattle Company Ltd, Matt Hedges cres Speckle Park, Tracey Foster-Duriez nd & Cattle, Georgia Chipps llings, Groundbirch 4-H Multi-Club Gilbert, Silver Willow 4-H Club Red Angus, Scott & Braydon Gough Humbke, Bezanson 4-H Multi-Club umbke, Bezanson 4-H Multi-Club attle Ranch, Miche, Miya and Martin Kemp hkan, Groundbirch 4-H Multi-Club Mattson, Peace Country Jr. Cattleman’s Club

North 42 Cattle Company, Heath & Jennifer Barnfield Austin Paley, Beaverlodge 4-H Club Breanna Paley, Beaverlodge 4-H Club Pinnacle View Limousin, Erin Kishkan Rafter SJ Angus, Jack & Shannon Trask Rausse Ranch, Linden Rausse Bailee Richardson, Montagneuse 4-H Multi-Club Rimrock Ranch, Jason, Corinna, William & Mariah Harvey Rio Grande Angus, Clint & Anna Collins Rio Grande Angus, Faith Collins Sasquatch Valley Simmentals, Katherine Ross Bailey and Lexi Sazwan, Beaverlodge 4-H Club Donavan Snider, Silver Willow 4-H Club Sorensen Cattle Co., Nicole Sorenson Tanner Ranch, Hadley Tanner Urs Tobler Tri K Cattle, Keith & Keiran Hodges Unhinged Ranch, Evany Sprinkle Willow Creek Simmentals, Mike & Colby Klassen Cameron Wright, Beaverlodge 4-H Club

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CEDA, Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, Northern Horizon

SILVER: City of Dawson Creek, Clear Hills County, Longhorn Oilfield Services, Saddle Hills County BRONZE: Alberta Beef Producers, Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic, Envolve Energy Services, Farm Credit Canada, KMR Simmentals, Lawrence Meat, Rio Grande Angus, South Peace Grain Cleaning Co-op, Zoetis

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