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North Point Angus Annual Bull Sale Sat, April 8, 2017 • 1:00 P.M. (BC Time) • Vold Jones & Vold, Dawson Creek, BC 30+ Yearling & Two-Year-Old Red and Black Angus Bulls

Bloodlines include: Eliminator, Iron Mountain, Rito, Kodiak, Night Hawk, Fully Loaded & Young Dale Achilles

View catalogue online at cattlemanagement.ca or vjvauction.com

Mark & Ginger Zahacy Box 2139, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 (H) 780.523.5356 • (C) 780.523.1356 zahacy@telus.net

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Rob Holowaychuk 780.916.2628 Vold Jones & Vold, DC Donny Fessler 250.782.3766

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ON OFFER 36 TOP QUALITY 2-YEAR OLD ANGUS BULLS BREEDING REGISTERED ANGUS CATTLE SINCE 1992

MARCH 2016

ASPEN HILL AND HEART VALLEY

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at the Teepee Creek Ag Events Centre, Teepee Creek, Alberta 1:00PM HVE 3C

HVE 6C

HVE 9C

HVE 12C

HVE 15C

HVE 16C

HVE 29C

HVE 31C

HVE 35C

HVE 36C

HVE 37C

HVE 39C

HVE 40C

AH 41C

HVE 43C

HVE 48C

AH 52C

HVE 53C

Weight* 1845 1730 1945 2040 1825 1795 1875 2090 1995 1515 1755 1700 1550 1560 1845 1660 1875 1750 41 41 40 44 43 38 41 42 36 37 40 40 41 42 42 37 40 42 SC (cm) BW EPD** -1.1 -2.2 -1.9 1.4 -0.9 0.2 -4.1 -3.5 -3.1 -1.8 0.6 -1.1 -5.9 0.9 -4.7 -3.6 -1.2 0.2 HVE 54C

HVE 56C

HVE 59C

HVE 62C

HVE 67C

HVE 70C

HVE 76C

AH 77C

AH 80C

HVE 81C

HVE 83C

AH 86C

HVE 89C

HVE 90C

AH 95C

HVE 99C

AH 100C

HVE 101C

Weight* 1700 1840 1955 1735 1855 1840 1930 2020 1680 1695 1750 1665 1660 1760 1795 1560 1665 1520 39 40 41 40 42 41 38 44 43 41 41 38 42 39 37 38 41 37 SC (cm) BW EPD** 0.2 2.1 3.2 3.0 2.4 -0.6 -0.5 4.4 -1.1 -3.2 -4.8 3.6 -3.1 1.4 3.5 -5.9 -3.8 -7.5 *Weights taken Feb. 11, 2017 **Due to a cataloguing error, incorrect BW EPDs were printed on some bulls. The above list is the correct BW EPD data for those bulls.

View videos of all bulls at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDOjWIkk5BI&feature=youtu.be and view the catalog online at https://issuu.com/5galloncreative/docs/2017_aspenhill_heart_valley_bull_sa

For more information call:

Jonathan Tschetter

780 864 8903

George LeBlanc

780 402 9509

Jerry Hofer (White Lake Colony) 403 332 2261

Chris Tschetter

780 864 8918

or Email

gleblanc1@live.com

SALE LOCATION

TEEPEE CREEK AG EVENTS CENTRE

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14TH ANNUAL SIMMENTA

Friday, March 10, EVERGREEN PARK, G

OFFER

85 YEARLING & LONG YEARLING SI

Red & Red Baldy, Black & Black Bald

JayDawn Farms

PAYMEN

½ DUE SA ½ DUE N

FREE DE WITHI

PEACE R JDF ALL STATE 42D Super Stout · Soft Made · Homo Polled

JDF RIDDLER 47D Super Long · Super Stout · Homo Polled · Homo Black

View/Do Catalogue

www.bouchard

Watch the s

JDF EL TIGRE 70D Super Soggy · Performance Driven · Double Polled

JAYDAWN FARMS Jason & Nikki and Jordan, Kristopher, Darcie McQuaig 780.568.2647 or 780.933.5530 Sexsmith, AB

JDF DEALER 74D Tons of Performance · Full Fleck

Mark Sh (780)69

BOUCHARDLIV

BOX 1409 – CROSSF OFFICE: 403 EMAIL: INFO@BOUCH


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AL AND CHAROLAIS SALE

, 2017 • 1:00 p.m. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB

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MRL RED WHISKEY son Herdsire recommendation

COLB 1D

HIGH VOLTAGE son Calving ease in a complete package

dlivestock.com

sale online

VESTOCK.COM

FIELD, AB – T0M 0S0 3.946.4999 HARDLIVESTOCK.COM

COLB 44D

KUNTZ SHERRIFF son Calving ease with exceptional growth

COLB 315D

MRL DISCOVERY son Calving ease with excellent Maternal traits

WILLOW CREEK SIMMENTALS Mike & Mari and Colby, Kyle, Colton, Kale Klassen 780.957.2814 or 780.832.6714 Crooked Creek, AB

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NORTHERN IMPACT IV CHAROLAIS BULL SALE Saturday, March 11, 2017

1:00 p.m. at North Central Livestock, Clyde

Offering 20 white yearling bulls + 30 two-year-olds. All yearlings are French genetics as well as many polled. Hairy light birthweight bulls with natural thickness. Many of the 2 year olds are red factor and polled. Soggy hairy bulls with light –moderate birth weights. Many white bulls, as well as tan and dark reds.

Call Lorne or Phillipe for more information or to receive a catalog • View the catalogue online at charolaisbanner.com or dlms.ca

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Spruce View Charolais

Lorne and Effie Lakusta and family (780) 719-0264 • (780) 365-2079 • spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com Sale day phone (780) 348-5893

80+ years of combined Charolais breeding

Valanjou Charolais

Phillipe and Rae Lusson and family (780) 206-5440 • edmvalanjou@gmail.com

To become a bidder for any sale on DLMS, please log in and click BUYER APPROVAL for instructions on the approval process. For more information , please call Mark Shologan at (780) 699-5082 or Tech Support at (780) 732-4384


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The 2017 Peace Country Beef Congress was a meaty affair

Peace Country Beef Congress was oddly enough, a meat and potatoes affair. FILE Photo

BENWYN HEREFORDS BREEDING OVER 200 PUREBRED HORNED HEREFORD COWS

2-YEAR OLD BULLS FOR SALE AT THE FARM ONLY BY PRIVATE TREATY

BULLS SELECTED FOR • Temperament • Testicles • Feet • Conformation

JNHR Britisher 90B

C 88T Extra Advance 13X

Herd Bull Battery also includes: - FE 18Y Ribstone 256B - LPG Mario 38Z 10Y - AGA 60W Banner Sport Zoom 20Z Benwyn Farm Ltd. Visitors Always Welcome!

32km West of Dawson Creek (Hwy 97 South) 1.2km North of Progress (255Rd)

For more information please contact:

Bill Bentley - (250) 843-7575 Doug Bentley - (250) 843-7364 billbentley@pris.ca 47805


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CONSIGNING 26 YEARLING & 5 TWO-YEAR-OLD SIMMENTAL BULLS TO THE PEACE COUNTRY SUPREME BULL SALE

1:00 PM – SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 – VJV, BEAVERLODGE, AB

44D DALE & JUDY SMITH & SONS Farm: 780.524.2790

DALE: 780.558.9337

6D

68c VALLEYVIEW, AB drjs@iwantwireless.ca

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POLLED BULLS • BODY DEPTH & THICKNESS • BALANCED FEEDING PROGRAM • STRONG POLLED PROGRAM


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WORKING GENETICS FOR THE WORKING RANCH

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Invite Cattlemen to

March 25/2017

March 21, 2017 1:00 p.m.

1:00 pm

16 Yearling & 2-year old Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls

VJV AUCTION DAWSON CREEK, BC

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For More Info Call: Harold or Bev 780.835.0365 or check out the website: www.milneranch.com

Bulls on Offer

Also on offer Select Replacement Heifers Halfway River Simmentals Georg & Sarah Weitzel (250) 262-7681

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

Altona Falls Angus Dan & Trudy Loewen (250) 630-2146 (250) 261-3955

CONTACT THE CONSIGNORS TO REQUEST A CATALOGUE

Annual Bull Sale Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:00 P.M. • VJV, Beaverlodge, AB +50 Red & White Yearling Bulls

Guest Consignors: Eight Way Charolais, Cecil Lake, B.C. • 9 Two-Year-Old Charolais Bulls on Offer •

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Red, Black & Traditional Simmental Bulls Red & Black Angus Bulls

LAZY S CHAROLAIS

Beef-on-a-Bun at Noon • Internet Bidding Available Roy & Erika Schweitzer Ph: (780) 356-3611 Cell: (780) 402-5617 schweitzerre@gpnet.ca

Farm Visits Welcome VJV, Beaverlodge Contact: Shawn Gist Cell: (250) 219-4419 R0011366080


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KOOTENAY 8X DURAMAX 53A SONS SELL AT THE DAWSON CREEK ALL BREEDS BULL SALE. LOW BW, HIGH WW, GOOD PIGMENT AND GREAT TEMPERMENTS. 2 YEARLING SONS BY KOOTENAY GLOBAL EMPIRE 1B ALSO AT THE DAWSON CREEK ALL BREEDS BULL SALE. YEARLING BULLS FOR SALE OFF THE FARM. CALL CODY OR ASHLEY PUGH AT 250-794-8606 OR 250-264-8106 Email: hereford5star@live.com

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SUPER WEDNESDAY

Bull

ON SITE • J LAZY A RANCH • RR

80+

Angus Bu Reds, Bla

Big selection of calving ease bulls on offer • Select set of

Sale Catalogue posted at www.jlazya.com • Join

• We stand behi

JAC 23D BW: 82 Adj WW: 671 Hotline has proved to be real valuable in our operation. Born easy, making calving out heifers a dream. Also producing great uddered daughters, with lots of substance and hair to stand up to our northern winters.

JAC 39D BW: 99 Adj WW: 759 A red performance bull out of our new XO 0102X son.

JAC 95D BW: 96 Adj WW: 830 A black freight train that travels smooth and has some extra muscle in the right places. Basin Excitement Herd Sire first year calves in sale.

JNI 4D BW: 77 Adj WW: 713 An outcross calving ease bull from the States. Born easy with lots of style.

and our CUST • 80% of our cu are REPEAT b • Free delivery until mid-Apr • Volume disco **Also on offe Ranch G

JNI 29D BW: 94 Ad The replacement females from this sire wil come. Longevity and structural soundness

Genetics you Fineline Red Angus

Nick & Lorraine Van Gaalen • 780.831.8421 vgaalen@gpwins.ca

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Jarin & Amber Carte jarincarter@gm


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2:00 P.M.

MARCH 15, 2017

80 EMERSON TRAIL (HWY 672)

ulls on Offer acks & Crossbreds

f Commercial Bred Heifers on offer – 20 Reds, 20 Blacks

n us after the sale for Angus steak & hospitality

ind our BULLS TOMERS ustomers buyers y & board ril ount available er: 7-year-old Gelding**

dj WW: 856 ll be in demand and around for years to s adds to the bottom line for years to come.

NVG 3D BW: 77 Adj WW: 685 Top 5% of the breed for b.w. and calving ease and still a lot of style. The first calf crop from Haymaker the new calving ease sire at Fineline.

NVG 7D BW: 72 Adj WW: 706 The sire was purchased to raise calving ease sons just like this one. Bulls like this will make calving your heifer pen a breeze.

JNI 39D BW: 110 Adj WW: 821 A bull that packs a little extra punch. Out of a great cow family that will also produce steers that push down on the scale.

NVG 26D BW: 80 Adj WW: 723 A very correct and sound calving ease bull with above average growth.

can Bank on®

Ranch

er • 780.518.9652 mail.com

Gumbo Gulch Cattle Co.

Steve & Chris Aylward • 250.784.5136 gsaylward@gmail.com

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24 BULLS GOING TO THE

44th Annual Dawson Creek All Breeds Bull Sale

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – VJV, Dawson Creek, BC THANK YOU LAST YEAR BUYERS Joe Kocsis - 2 Bulls Tim Bruun Abram Giesbrecht Barry Berg Bill & Terry Clay Glen Fells Darcy Kuriga

Herefords Charolais Simmentals

THANK YOU LAST YEAR BUYERS Art Gervais Tom Shaw Kelly Unruh Penalty Ranch Corinne Bolch Harvey & Wendy Bahm

• SIMMENTALS - 6 RED YEARLINGS 1 BLACK TWO YEAR OLD • HEREFORDS - 4 TWO YEAR OLDS AND 7 YEARLINGS • CHAROLAIS - ALL RED FACTOR , 5 TWO YEAR OLDS - 1 YEARLING Like us on facebook, see videos of the bulls on facebook. Complete catalogue on line on VJV website and also on facebook.

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Briar Ridge Stock Farm, Box 6, Bay Tree, AB T0H 0A0

Randy & Chris Haddow – 250.784.7012 brhr78@gmail.com Chad, Gene, Addison, Leah & Wyatt Haddow – 250.784.3924

e Consigning to th Dawson Creek Corona 23C

ALL BREEDS Bull Sale

Saturday, March 25 – 1:00 p.m. at Vold Jones & Vold, Dawson Creek, BC

Definitely worth waiting for!

2-2 year old heifer bulls 3-2 year old power bulls 6-yearlings, heifer bulls & performance bulls

Over 50 Years of Raising Superior Livestock

88#BW Big & Soggy Bjorn 8D

ON OFFER

Rancher 23D

the Murphys Don & Sheri

83#BW

77#BW Heifer Bull Deluxe

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Ph: (250) 759-4717 Cell: (250) 719-9759 Box 202, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G3


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44th Annual

SIMMENTAL • CHAROLAIS • ANGUS • HEREFORD • GELBVIEH

DAWSON CREEK g n i d d i ALL BREED LL B t e n Inter vailable A

catalogue online on VJV website

Bull Sale

Saturday, March 25, 2017 VJV Auction Co. Dawson Creek SHOWTIME ~ 10:00AM • SALE TIME ~ 1:00PM

Simmental and Charolais 8 SIMMENTAL BULLS • 6 CHAROLAIS BULLS

BRIAR RIDGE STOCK FARM - Baytree, AB Randy & Chris Haddow 250.784.7012 Chad & Gen Haddow & Family 250.784.3924 (Simmental, Charolais, Hereford Consignments)

Angus

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Hereford

27 2 yr old bulls in this sale! It’s the BIGGEST selection of 2 yr old bulls offered for sale in the Peace River Country

19 HEREFORD BULLS BRIAR RIDGE STOCK FARM - Bay Tree, AB Randy & Chris Haddow 250.784.7012 Chad & Gen Haddow & Family 250.784.3924 (Simmental, Charolais, Hereford Consignments) REBER’S POLLED HEREFORDS - Woking, AB Gerald & Sandy Reber 780.774.2161 Serena & Kasey Reber 780.518.2643 5 STAR HEREFORDS - Cecil Lake, BC Cody & Ashley Pugh & Family 250.794.8606

2 GELBVIEH BULLS Gelbvieh ADAMSGREEN GELBVIEH - High Prairie, AB David & Janice Adams 780.536.0159

5 BREEDS - 56 PUREBRED BULLS ON OFFER ALL BULLS SELECTED FOR THEIR CONSISTENT ECONOMIC TRAITS AND PERFORMANCE

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Get your Hereford Bulls at the 47810

44th Annual All Breeds Bull Sale Saturday S t d M March h 25 25, 2017 att

VJV Auction Co. in Dawson Creek, BC. Three Breeders offer a choice of 19 Polled Hereford bulls to use in both commercial and registered herds.

Briar Ridge Stock Farm, Bay Tree, AB. 5 two year old bulls 4 yearlings

Reber’s Polled Herefords, Woking, AB. 2 two year old bulls 2 yearlings

Pugh's 5 Star Herefords, Cecil Lake, BC. 3 two year old bulls 3 yearlings

Come and watch the Show at 10 am, check out all the bulls, have lunch, and be ready to get your bulls at the 1 pm Sale! View catalogue online at www.vjvauction.com and www.pattersonsauction.ca or call Chris Haddow at 250-784-4490

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY Consigning 4 Yearling Bulls to the Dawson Creek

All Breed Bull Sale on Saturday March 25, 2017

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Bulls for Sale on the Farm; From Herd Bulls and AI Sires Junior Herd Bull: RED GOAD CASH OUT 127’ 16 (RED TER-RON BAZINGA 13B X RED GOAD K C LASS 107’10) Senior Herd Bulls: RED CROWFOOT MOONSHINE 3240A (RED CROWFOOT MOONSHINE 8081U xRED CROWFOOT MISS STRETCH 8173U) RED YY EXPEDITOR 3X (RED YY EXPLORER 825U x RED HF TIBBIE 203U)

Jack & Shannon Trask sjtrask@pris.ca (250) 827-3364 • Cell (250) 263-4904

We are half an hour north of Fort St. John

Like Us on

Box 127, Montney, BC, V0C 1Y0


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Spruce Lane

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Ranch

Selling Yearling & 2-Year-Old Red & Black Angus Bulls Off the Farm by Private Treaty

Bred with Integrity

• Raised on grass, hay & silage • Bred for longevity & calving ease for more profitability • Ask Andrew about his Bovine Hoof Trimming Services • ANDREW & VIVIAN MILLER Box 163, Bay Tree, AB T0H 0A0 (Home) 780-353-3355 (Cell) 780-864-5035 SLR.angus@yahoo.ca

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28th Annual Peace Country Limousin Bull Sale Tuesday April 4th, 2017 - 1:00 PM

BC TIME

www.PeaceCountryLimousin.com @ VJV Auction Co. Dawson Creek, B.C.

The ONLY Limousin Bull Sale in the Peace Country! Approximately 35 Bulls on Offer ALL SUCCESSFUL BUYERS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW FOR A LARGE CASH PRIZE FROM THE ALBERTA LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION.

THE NATURAL GENETIC ADVANTAGE FOR YIELD

Blueberry Valley Farms Limousin Michael & Rebecca McCord Mile 86.5 Alaska Hwy. (250) 772-5116 or 263-8116 mccordmr@hotmail.com

Dry Creek Ranch Gordon & Carla Harmon Cecil Lake, BC (250) 781-3617 • C: (250) 793-2384 gcharmon@hotmail.com

Lakeroad Limousin Jim & Donna & Jackie Rowe Worsley, AB (780) 685-2141 jdrowe@xplornet.ca

Pinnacle View Limousin Rob & Cheryl Swaan Erin & Eric Kishkan Quesnel, BC (250) 747-2618 • C: (250) 991-6654 swaany@quesnelbc.com

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Come Early - Complimentary Lunch for Registered Bidders


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Dusty Acre Blondes Home to the first Homozygous Polled in Dawson Creek, BC, Canada

BULLS FOR SALE PRIVATELY ON THE FARM 2017 Herd Sires

DUSTY ACRE COLBY Double polled full blood

CRYSTAL BLADE Scurred full blood

DUSTY ACRE CAPTAIN Homozygous polled full blood

CLIFFORD

DUSTY ACRE DAKOTA 341D

DUSTY ACRE DAGMAR 125D

West Winds Zeke was also the sire to Clifford the Reserve Champion steer for the 2016 Groundbirch 4-H Multi Club

Born April 7, 2016 BW 99lbs Double polled His start of test weight 670lbs EPD’s ABC Acc CE -1.6 BW 2.6 WG 42 Milk 22 picture taken Feb 18, 2017

Born April 17, 2016 BW 95lbs, Homozygous polled Start of test weight 644lbs EPD’s ABC Acc CE 1.2 BW -.5 WG 50 Milk 20 picture taken Feb. 18, 2017

DUSTY ACRE DUNDEE 47D Born April 20, 2016 BW 98lbs Double polled Start of bull test 6941bs EPD’s ABC Acc CE 1.3 BW -.4 WG SO Milk 26 picture taken Feb. 18, 2017

All full blood and purebred bulls will be registered, semen tested and evaluated by a vet before leaving the farm.

KAYLYN’S 4-H STEER....... MEATBALL Selling with other Groundbirch 4H Multi Club calves at the Vold Jones & Vold auction, June 17th, Dawson Creek, BC

“If horns aren’t your thing... try a Homozygous full blood bull.” 10 Minutes North of Dawson Creek Shellie Wolfe 250-782-8565 cell: 250-784-4628 | dustyacreblondes@outlook.com website:www.dustyacreblondes.com

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Ranch-Raised Two-Year-Old Black Angus Bulls For Sale by Private Treaty

Classic Livestock Herd Sire – WILBAR ONE WAY 477Y

Contact us for an information sheet on the bulls Freeman & Zoe Iwasiuk & Family High Prairie, Alberta

(home) 780.523.5077 (cell) 780.507.5077

freeman.iwasiuk5@hotmail.com

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KISKATINAW GELBVIEH Selling Two-Year-Old Gelbvieh Bulls Off the Farm by Private Treaty Brian & Deanne Stratuliak

(Home) 250.759.4143

(Email) kiskgelb@pris.ca

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Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic Committed to friendly, quality care

Check out our bovine handling facility. Continuously moving towards a better experience for you and your cattle. Striving to deliver the highest quality service and products to result in optimum herd health, success and profitability for www.dcvet.ca

our clients

Small Animal: 250-782-5616 Large Animal: 250-782-1080 238-116th Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 3C8 Across from the Fair Grounds

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Hoof trimmer sees niche market in Peace region Pebbles and cracks in a hoof can take an expensive investment like a bull and drop financial returns, says Andrew Miller. Below, the Miller Family in the Bay Tree area. JoNNY WAKEFIELD Photo

JONNY WAKEFIELD Staff Writer

Andrew Miller can have a bull on its side with its feet in the air in a matter of minutes. Miller’s no steer wrestler: he’s a hoof trimmer. Miller, who runs one hundred head of pure-bred Angus cattle just across the border in Baytree, Alta., says he’s working to fill an

untapped market for hoof trimming in the Peace Country. “Cows that walk well graze better, they raise a better calf, they can get around better,” he said. “It’s a good maintenance thing.” The importance of proper hoof care was impressed upon Miller while

• •

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ANDREW & VIVIAN MILLER PH: (780) 353-3355

CELL: (780) 864-5035 • SLR.angus@yahoo.ca BOX 163, BAY TREE, AB T0H 0A0

PUREBRED RED ANGUS PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS

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ANDREW & VIVIAN MILLER PH: (780) 353-3355

CELL: (780) 864-5035 • SLR.angus@yahoo.ca BOX 163, BAY TREE, AB T0H 0A0

growing up on a dairy farm. Each year a hoof trimmer would come to the family farm and inspect the herd. When Miller moved to the Peace a decade ago he saw local ranchers had a much more relaxed trimming regimen. Only a handful of people were offering the service at the time. Seeing an opening, Miller decided to become a hoof doctor himself, hanging up his shingle as Spruce Lane Ranch Bovine Hoof Trimming. “The competition is very low, and that’s one reason I got into it,” he said. “I would welcome competition though, I think there’s a lot of room out there.” Two years ago, he acquired a “table”—a device that includes a trailer and pen allowing the operator to lift a cow or bull on its side and inspect its feet. Foot rot is a particular concern. Cows have toes that can crack open and become infected, potentially taking years off their lives. In the Peace Country, ranchers should be inspecting feet more reg-

ularly. Sandy, gravelly, and/or clay based soil and huge range land naturally wear down a cow’s feet. In the gumbo and small lots of Northeast B.C., hooves grow with little natural wear. “Here, if you keep your cattle out in the mud, hooves can just grow and grow.” That means cows with a pebble stuck in a crack in the hoof can deteriorate faster than cattle in warmer climes. Miller sees sand cracks on cows and cattle no matter where he goes in the Peace. “They can get a little pebble stuck in a hoof, and it’s like a sliver in your finger—you can still go to work, but it’s going to be irritating and after awhile it’s going to cause huge problems,” he said. “If you do deal with it, it heals and you move on,” he says. “Bulls are an expensive investment. For $30 of feet maintenance, we can help with larger returns on bull investments,” he said. reporter@dcdn.ca


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Chittick Family Bull Sale Nine Mile Ranch Aspen Hill Red Angus Heart Valley Colony Excel Ranches Cuthbertson Cattle Co. Silver S Red Angus Brandl Cattle Co. Gomack Red Angus Mackenzie Red Angus Cinder Angus Dwajo Angus Jones Land & Cattle Fineline Red Angus Gumbo Gulch Cattle Co. J Lazy A Ranch Bar 4A Cattle Co. Altona Falls Angus Mountain Side Angus Gemvale Stock Farm KJOS Black Angus Rafter SJ Angus Rio Grande Angus Ring Creek Farms North Point Angus Clear River Red Angus Classic Livestock Sawmill Angus Spruce Lane Ranch BLONDE D’AQUITAINE Dusty Acre Blondes Little Creek Farms Spruce Vale Blondes Upper Cache & Kam Blondes Willow Springs Stock Farm CHAROLAIS March 10 JayDawn Farms March 11 Spruce View Charolais March 11 Valanjou Charolais March 16 Eight Way Charolais March 16 Lazy S Charolais March 25 Briar Ridge Stock Farm GELBVIEH March 25 AdamsGreen Gelbvieh Kiskatinaw Gelbvieh HEREFORD March 3 Chittick Family Bull Sale March 9 JoNomn Hereford Ranch March 25 5 Star Herefords March 25 Briar Ridge Stock Farm March 25 Reber’s Polled Herefords Eureka Hereford Farms Goldstock Hereford Farm LIMOUSIN March 9 Excel Ranches April 4 Blueberry Valley Limousin April 4 Dry Creek Ranch April 4 Lakeroad Limousin April 4 Pinnacle View Limousin SALERS Voss Family Salers SHORTHORN Tamarack Shorthorns SIMMENTAL March 3 Chittick Family Bull Sale March 6 Fallen Timber Farms March 6 KRS Simmentals March 10 JayDawn Farms March 10 Willow Creek Simmentals March 11 Cuthbertson Cattle Co. March 11 Willowdale Simmentals March 14 SIBL Simmentals March 21 Halfway River Simmentals March 21 Rosefield Simmentals March 25 Briar Ridge Stock Farm Moonlite Farm

Chittick Family Bull Sale Spring Select Sale Annual Bull Sale Annual Bull Sale Annual Excellence Bull Sale Peace Country Supreme Bull Sale Peace Country Supreme Bull Sale Annual Bull Sale Mackenzie Red Angus Bull Sale Mackenzie Red Angus Bull Sale On Target Bull & Female Sale On Target Bull & Female Sale On Target Bull & Female Sale Super Wednesday Bull Sale Super Wednesday Bull Sale Super Wednesday Bull Sale Annual Bull Sale North Country Ranchland Bull Sale Annual Bull Sale DC All Breed Bull Sale DC All Breed Bull Sale DC All Breed Bull Sale DC All Breed Bull Sale Annual Bull Sale Annual Bull Sale No Fool’s Bull Sale Off the ranch by private treaty Off the ranch by private treaty Off the ranch by private treaty

Mayerthorpe Diamond Center VJV, Dawson Creek, BC Teepee Creek Ag Centre Teepee Creek Ag Centre On Site, Westlock, AB VJV, Beaverlodge, AB VJV, Beaverlodge, AB On the Ranch, Jarvie, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC Barrhead, AB Barrhead, AB Barrhead, AB J Lazy A Ranch, Emerson Trail J Lazy A Ranch, Emerson Trail J Lazy A Ranch, Emerson Trail On the Ranch, Valhalla, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Beaverlodge, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC On the Ranch, Fairview, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC On Site, Cleardale, AB High Prairie, AB Deadwood, AB Bonanza, AB

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Northern Classic Bull Sale Northern Impact Charolais Bull Sale Northern Impact Charolais Bull Sale Lazy S Charolais Annual Bull Sale Lazy S Charolais Annual Bull Sale DC All Breed Bull Sale

Evergreen Park, GP, AB NCLE, Clyde, AB NCLE, Clyde, AB VJV, Beaverlodge, AB VJV, Beaverlodge, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC

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Mayerthorpe Diamond Center NCLE, Clyde, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC Eureka River, AB Beaverlodge, AB

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Annual Excellence Bull Sale Peace Country Limousin Bull Peace Country Limousin Bull Peace Country Limousin Bull Peace Country Limousin Bull

On Site, Westlock, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC

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Chittick Family Bull Sale Spring Select Sale Spring Select Sale Northern Classic Bull Sale Northern Classic Bull Sale Peace Country Supreme Bull Sale Peace Country Supreme Bull Sale On Target Bull & Female Sale North Country Ranchland Bull Sale North Country Ranchland Bull Sale DC All Breed Bull Sale Off the ranch by private treaty

Mayerthorpe Diamond Center VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC Evergreen Park, GP, AB Evergreen Park, GP, AB VJV, Beaverlodge, AB VJV, Beaverlodge, AB Barrhead, AB VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC VJV, Dawson Creek, BC Fairview, AB

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C ttle Directory ANGUS

CHAROLAIS

RED POLL

Altona Falls Red Angus

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

Shadow Creek Red Poll

Randy & Chris Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC .............250-786-5048

Dean & Marsha Anderson, Fort St. John, BC .............250-827-3293

Aspen Hill Red Angus

George & Kelly LeBlanc, Woking, AB.......................780-774-2404

Chad, Leah, Gene & Addison Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC......................................................250-784-3924

Voss Family Salers

Bar 4A Cattle Co.

Eldon & Marilyn Cassity

Randy & Lesli Voss, Hythe, AB..................................780-356-3361

Hugh Atkin & Joleen (Joe) Meservy, LaGlace, AB ....780-512-3641

Wembley, AB ..............................................................780-766-2887

Battle River Black Angus

Eight Way Charolais

Ron Gordey, Manning, AB .........................................780-836-2584

Drschiwiski Family, Cecil Lake, BC ..........................250-329-4816

Tamarack Shorthorns

Brandl Cattle Co.

JayDawn Farms

Byron & Gwen Brandl, Jarvie, AB .............................780-954-2599

Jason & Nicole McQuaig, Sexsmith, AB....................780-568-2647

SIMMENTALS

Classic Livestock

Lazy S Charolais

Roy & Erika Schweitzer, Beaverlodge, AB ................780-356-3611

Steve, Tammy & Ryan Albrecht, Spirit River, AB......780-864-4259

Freeman & Zoe Iwasiuk, High Prairie, AB.................780-523-5077

Cinder Angus

Pro-Char Charolais

Brad Yoder & Nicolle Hoskins, Barrhead, AB............780-674-5773

David & Kristina Prokuda, Glenevis, AB ...................780-932-1654

Clear River Red Angus

Rosebud Ranches

Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

Spruce View Charolais

Lloyd, Donna & Mackay Ross, Cleardale, AB ...........800-667-2251 Scott & Jackie Cuthbertson, Valleyview, AB ..............780-837-8544

Dwajo Angus

Dwayne, Joanne & Jesse Emery, Camp Creek, AB ....780-674-4410

Fineline Red Angus

Nick & Lorraine van Gaalen, LaGlace, AB ................780-568-3906

Gemvale Stock Farm

Don & Sheri Murphy, Dawson Creek, BC..................250-759-4717

Gumbo Gulch Cattle Company

Dale & Steve Aylward, Dawson Creek, BC ................250-786-5478

Heart Valley Angus

Chris Tschetter, Birch Hills Colony, AB .....................780-864-8918

J Lazy A Ranch

Jarin & Amber Carter, Sexsmith, AB ..........................780-518-9652

Jones Land & Cattle

Mark & Allison Jones, Barrhead, AB .........................780-674-6377

Kjos Black Angus

Marty & Miriam Kjos, Fort St. John, BC ...................250-787-0970

Lazy B Livestock

Trevor Binks & Melanie Klassen, G.P., AB ................780-539-7128

Mackenzie Red Angus

Dan & Holly Schleppe, Progress, BC .........................250-786-5698 Andrew & Effie Lakusta, Andrew, AB........................780-365-2079

Valanjou Charolais

SALERS SHORTHORNS Alvin & Deanna Johnson, Brownvale, AB .................780-597-3973

Albrecht Farms

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

Randy & Chris Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC .............250-786-5048 Chad, Leah, Gene & Addison Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC......................................................250-784-3924

Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

Scott & Jackie Cuthbertson, Valleyview, AB ..............780-837-8544

Fallen Timber Farms

Chet & Jamie Jans, Groundbirch, BC .........................250-780-2141

Phillipe & Rae Lusson, Clyde, AB .............................780-348-5683

Flatrock Valley Simmentals

GELBVIEHS

GRA-TAN Farm

AdamsGreen Gelbvieh

David & Janice Adams, High Prairie, AB...................780-524-5382

Kiskatinaw Gelbvieh

Brian & Deanne Stratuliak, Rolla, B.C. ......................250-759-4143

HEREFORDS Benwyn Herefords

Bill & Doug Bentley, Progress, BC ............................250-843-7575

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

Randy & Chris Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC .............250-786-5048

Brad Geisbrecht, Cecil Lake, BC ................................250-781-3580 Grant & Tanya Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB .................780-786-2181

Halfway River Simmentals

Eckbert & Christa Weitzel Georg & Sarah Weitzel, Charlie Lake, BC .................250-263-8237

Hodges Simmentals

Roy & Scot Hodges, Beaverlodge, AB .......................780-512-4669

JayDawn Farms

Jason & Nicole McQuaig, Sexsmith, AB....................780-568-2647

KIN-KIN Cattle Co.

Gary & Faye Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB ....................780-786-4500

KRS Simmentals

Chad, Leah, Gene & Addison Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC......................................................250-784-3924

K. Reanne Sanford, Quesnel, BC................................250-249-5332

Chittick Family Hereford Ranch

Keagan Scorgie, Beaverlodge, AB ..............................780-518-6572

Raymond & Mona Chittick, Whitecourt, AB .............780-778-0150

Eureka Hereford Farms

Tom Basnett, Eureka River, AB ..................................780-685-2102

KSL Simmentals

Montagneuse Simmentals

Joseph & Herman Giesbrecht, Fairview, AB ..............780-835-8359

Moonlite Farm

Norbert & Janice Luken, Fairview, AB .......................780-835-3165

Ken & Rebecca Mackenzie, Deadwood, AB ..............780-836-2049

Friesen Hereford Farms

Chad & Anna Friesen, Grande Prairie, AB .................780-832-4068

Moose Creek Simmentals

Mountain Side Angus

Gold Stock Hereford Farms

O Double E Simmentals

John & Judy Mayer, Beaverlodge, AB........................780-354-2726

North Point Red Angus

Mark & Ginger Zahacy, High Prairie, AB ..................780-523-5356

Rafter SJ Ranch

Jack & Shannon Trask, Montney, BC .........................250-827-3364

Ring Creek Farms

Pat & Len Friedel, Fairview, AB .................................780-835-4338

Rio Grande Angus

Clint & Anna Collins, Rio Grande, AB.......................780-354-3913

Sawmill Angus

Clarence & Darleen Budal, Hotchkiss, AB.................780-836-2788

Charlie & Steven White, Beaverlodge, AB .................780-354-3190

Don, Joyce & Shon Smith, Gordondale, AB ..............780-353-2284 Ole, Elden & Einar Bakkehaug, Hythe, AB................780-356-2113

Gurtler Farms

Rachido Ranch

JoNomn Hereford Ranch

Rosefield Simmentals

Norm & Joanne Parrent, Clyde, AB............................780-348-5835

James & Martha Wiebe, Prespatou, BC ......................250-630-2621

McElroy Polled Herefords

SIBL Simmentals

Garry Gurtler, North Star, AB .....................................780-836-2125

John McElroy, Charlie Lake, BC ................................250-785-6074

Reber’s Polled Herefords

Serena & Kasey Reber, Woking, AB ..........................780-774-2337

Spring Mountain Stock Farm

Hotte & Villiger Families, Beaverlodge, AB ..............780-354-2074

Randy & Donna Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB ..............780-786-4373

The Smith Families, Cherhill, AB...............................780-785-2045

Tri-K Simmentals

Keith & Kerriley Hodges, Beaverlodge, AB ...............780-831-7999

Willow Creek Simmentals

Mike & Mari Klassen & Family, Debolt, AB .............780-957-2814

Willowdale Simmentals

Silver S Red Angus

LIMOUSIN

Smoky River Red Angus

Blueberry Valley Farms Limousin

Maynard & Curtis Boese, Sexsmith, AB ....................780-568-4340

Michael & Rebecca McCord, Mile 86.5 Alaska Hwy, BC .........................................250-772-5116

Spruce Lane Ranch

Dry Creek Ranch

Evergreen Park

Excel Ranches

North Central Livestock Exchange

Devin & Amber Stark, Bezanson, AB.........................780-876-6252

Andrew & Vivian Miller, Bonanza, AB ......................780-353-3355

Wallin Stock Farm

Jennifer Wallin, Woking, AB ......................................780-864-8556

BLONDE d’AQUITAINE Dusty Acre Blondes

Dave Rounds & Shellie Wolfe, Dawson Creek, BC.......250-784-4628

Little Acre Farms

David & Janet Kamelchuk, Athabasca, AB ................780-675-1227

Spruce Vale Blondes

Steve & Shirley Jackson, Westerose, AB ....................780-586-2800

Upper Cache & Kam Blondes

Ros, Karl & Ann Musgrove, Fort St. John, BC...........250-262-3278

Willow Springs Stock Farm

Reed & Michelle Rigney, Westlock, AB .....................780-348-5308

Gordon & Carla Harmon, Cecil Lake, BC ..................250-781-3617 Ron & Barb Miller, Cody & Amy Miller, Westlock, AB ............................780-349-2135

Fouillard Limousin

Dan & Pam Fouillard, Thorsby, AB ............................780-789-4055

Hansen’s Limousin

Scott & Lesley Hansen, Evansburg, AB .....................780-727-4557

Hillview Farms

Dale & Judy Smith, Valleyview, AB ...........................780-524-2790

Wolfe Farms

Tony Wolfe, Valleyview, AB .......................................780-524-3939

AUCTION FACILITIES Grande Prairie, AB – Crystal Lawrence......................780-357-2849 Clyde, AB – Garth Rogers, Mgr .................................780-348-5893

Teepee Creek Ag Events Centre

Teepee Creek, AB – Pam Badger ................................780-882-1497

Thorsby Stockyards Inc.

Thorsby, AB – Chance Martin, Owner .......................780-789-3915

Viking Auction Market

Viking, AB – Cliff Grinde, Mgr ..................................780-336-6333

Raymond & Corine Verbeek, Sturgeon County, AB ...780-938-2173

Vold Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd.

Lakeroad Limousin

Beaverlodge, AB – Shawn Gist, Mgr ..........................780-354-2423

Jim, Donna & Jackie Rowe, Worsley, AB...................780-685-2141

Pinnacle View Limousin

Rob & Cheryl Swan, Quesnel, BC Erin & Eric Kishkan, Quesnel, BC .............................250-747-2618

Ponoka, AB – Craig Jacklin, Mgr ...............................403-783-1453 Dawson Creek, BC – Donny Fessler, Mgr ..................780-782-3766 Rimbey, AB – Dean Edge, Mgr ..................................403-704-0280

C ttle Directory

Westlock, AB – Gary Jarvis, Mgr ...............................780-349-3153

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Dan & Trudy Loewen, Altona, BC .............................250-630-2146


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