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Bull Sale Supplement – February 3, 2017

Peace Country Bull Sales, February 3, 2017

Remembering Gary Conrad 1943 - 2017

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Gary Conrad is remembered by family, friends Scott Donovan Staff Writer Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. It may seem like a strange song for an icon in the Canadian cattle industry to sing to his wife of 39 years, and later to his children, but if you speak to his family and fellow ranchers, they’ll tell you Gary Conrad was far from ordinary. “He was a real cowboy.” In the early sixties, Gary was given a heads up on a bull by the Mackenzie brothers, who were ranching the first Red Angus herd in Canada. Though he’d grown up on a cattle ranch in Warner, AB, this would be the first of many bulls, as he grew Canada’s only second Red Angus ranch. “We’d heard that Gary wanted to get in on things, and so we tipped him off that J.S. Benosky was selling a bull out of Botha (AB),” said Ken Mackenzie, who grew up beside Conrad. At the time, red angus, a birth defect of blacks, couldn’t be registered in Canada, despite advantages to the breed. The pigmentation made them easier to breed with the influx of exotic European cattle, avoiding grey calfs, or “rattails”, which were heavily discounted at sales in the ‘70s. “Red Angus actually crossed better because you’d get a tan calf,” said Nick Van Gaalen, fellow rancher and friend to Conrad. Conrad was part of twelve breeders who created the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society. In 1972 the society introduced Red Angus registrations to Canada. By this time, Gary owned a ranch in Pincher Creek, Alberta where three of his children, Cari, Audrey and

James, were born. In 1978, Gary bought Van Gaalen’s ranch in La Glace Alberta and moved in, newly-wedded to Iris Fisher, of Nanton, Alberta. “We were married in July, and we moved up here in September. There was more land to be bought, it was an adventure, and Gary wanted to introduce the Red Angus breed to the community,” Iris said. Gary and Iris promoted the breed every chance they had. “We were instrumental in (making) the Red Angus page in the Northern Horizon. We all met up at Reg’s (Reg Minall, former Horizon sales rep) office and came up with a format and got enough breeders (to create the section),” she said. Fellow ranchers remember Conrad as a stickler on how the breed was handled. “He was very consistent, always pushed for registrations and weights. That was very important to him,” said Van Gaalen. Conrad was a firm believer ranchers shouldn’t purchase replacement heifers, they should make their own, raised in their own environment, using their own genetics. “Your cattle need to work for you, not you work for your cattle.” Gary would have two more children, Kim and Cody, at the Saddle Hill Ranch in La Glace, handing down his experience and thoroughness with the breed. Cody and his wife Andrea continue the Red Angus legacy today. “Everything I’ve learned, all of my experience, came from him,” said Cody. Conrad spent his life in the cattle industry, and was a rugged man with a heart of gold you could always count on. He remained positive

after his cancer diagnosis, and never complained, said wife Iris. Kim and Cody made sure that Gary’s signature “C over reverse G” brand was burned into his casket during the internment ceremony at Northfield Cemetery, North of La Glace. The ranch can be seen from the cemetery so Gary will always have a view of home. Gary will be missed by his wife Iris and his children, Kimberly Venning (Dale), Cody Conrad (Andrea), Cari Conrad, James Conrad (Brad) and Audrey Salmond (Jeff). He will be missed as well by his 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, his siblings; Blair Conrad (Gail), Bob Conrad (Eleanor), Cheryl Mackay (Gordon), Laurie Muir (Bob) and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many close friends. Gary was predeceased by his parents Howard and Agnes Conrad, and brother Rick.


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Bull Angus Sale Supp!

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 eco-

nomic 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 Perfor-

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mance 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 Angus-cross 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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Thank you to all the sponsors, tra

19 Annual Peac th

held January 6th & 7th

Congratulations CATTLEMAN’S CHOICE

OPEN STEER

Grand Champion – Willow Creek Simmentals Reserve Champion – KSL Simmentals

Grand Champion – Brett Mitchell Reserve Champion – William Harvey

PEN OF 2-YEAR-OLD PUREBRED BULLS

PEN OF 3 PUREBRED HEIFERS

Grand Champion – Willowdale Simmentals

Grand Champion – J Lazy A Ranch Reserve Champion – Tri K Simmentals

PEN OF 3 JUNIOR COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

4-H STEER

Grand Champion – TDL Balisky Reserve Champion – KSL Simmentals

Grand Champion – Brett Mitchell Reserve Champion – William Harvey


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to all the winners SINGLE OPEN HEIFER

PEN OF 3 PUREBRED BULLS

Grand Champion – Willow Creek Simmentals Reserve Champion – Bar 4A Cattle Co.

Grand Champion – Bar 4A Cattle Co. Reserve Champion – Willow Creek Simmentals

OVERALL PEN OF 3 COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

PEN OF 3 SENIOR COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

Grand Champion – Matt Hedges Reserve Champion – TDL Balisky

Grand Champion – Matt Hedges Reserve Champion – Tri K Simmentals

4-H HEIFER

2017 PEACE COUNTRY BEEF CONGRESS EXECUTIVE

Grand Champion – Hunter Jacklin Reserve Champion – Faith Collins

Tony Mitchell (Director), Tom Lofthouse (Vice President), Brittany Enns (Secretary), Keegan Scorgie (Director), Keiran Hodges (President), Shawn Gist (Director), Andrew Miller (Treasurer), Liz Gustafson (Show Co-ordinator), Evan Binks (Director). Not pictured - Colby Klassen (Director)

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Need Blonde d’Aquitaine info? See the next page! WORKING GENETICS FOR THE WORKING RANCH

March 21, 2017 1:00 p.m. VJV AUCTION DAWSON CREEK, BC

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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

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Bull Blonde Sale d’Aquitaine Supp!

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

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Contributing 11 Yearling Registered Simmental Bulls to the Transcon Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale

1:00 p.m. – Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BREEDERS OF RED & BLACK SIMMENTALS

Steve,Tammy & Ryan Albrecht

Vold Jones & Vold Auction Co., Beaverlodge, AB

Box 158, Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0

SOLID RED - SOLID BLACK - BLAZED FACED - MULTIPLE POLLED ON OFFER: Yearling Sons From SILVERLAKE BRUTE 18B WFL MR WESTWAY 46A KUNTZ SUPER DUTY 4Y TNT BOOTLEGGER Z268 SHS ENTICER P1B

Long Yearling Sons From IPU CROSBY 34Y WFL MR WESTWAY 46A

RST CYCLONE 34C Sire – WFL MR WESTWAY 46A, Dam – RST WASP 22W

EPD Acc %RK

HCE 7.0 0.11 40

CCE 1.8 0.11 40

BW 3.4 0.12 45

WW 61.1 0.11 75

YW 84.9 0.11 75

RST CYCLONE 34C MILK MCE 20.0 13.1 0.08 0.09 80 10

MWWT 50.5 0.09 90

STAY 7.5 0.10 90

CW 25.2 0.09 75

(Home) 780.864.4259 (Steve) 780.832.0883 (Ryan) 780.933.5448

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Visitors Always Welcome

SILVERLAKE BRUTE 18B Sire – R PLUS PRAIRIE FIRE, Dam – KOP MS TRACKER 189X

REA 0.65 0.02 45

FAT -0.062 0.03 40

MARB -0.09 0.03 60

EPD Acc %RK

HCE 2.7 0.19 80

CCE 0.7 0.19 80

BW 6.7 0.22 95

WW 82.3 0.21 3

YW 115.6 0.20 10

SILVERLAKE BRUTE 18B MILK MCE MWWT 24.5 11.6 65.7 0.17 0.16 0.18 50 15 15

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Consigning Yearling, Long Yearling & Two-Year-Old Bulls to Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Tuesday February 28, 2017 1:00 P.M. Vold Jones & Vold Beaverlodge, AB For a copy of the catalogue, Contact Elden (780) 518-3536 or www.transconlivestock.com Box 156 Hythe, AB T0H 2C0 Home 780.356.2113 Elden 780.518.3536 Ole 780.518.1985 odoublee@hotmail.com

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TUESDAY,

FEBRUARY 28 BEAVERLODGE, AB ALBRECHT FARMS

STEVE & TAMMY ALBRECHT: 780.864.4259 OR 780.832.0883 RYAN & TARA ALBRECHT: 780.933.5448

KSL SIMMENTAL

KEEGAN SCORGIE: 780.518.6572

TRI K CATTLE

KEITH HODGES:. 780.831.7999 KEIRAN HODGES: 780.933.5637

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JAY GOOD: 403/556.5563 DARKEN PAGET: 403/323.3985 GLENN NORTON: 780/542.0634 CODY HANEY: 403/559.8809 RICK SMITH: .403/586.6568

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Tri K Cattle

Consigning to Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Tuesday, February 28, 2017 • 1:00 p.m. • VJV, Beaverlodge, AB ON OFFER: 20 Red, Black & Fullblood Simmental Bulls

KKH 88D

KKH 57D

Two of the top sons from our new $42,000 herdsire MRL MATRIX. A set of very impressive bulls that are as good as any we have ever raised. It’s hard to find bulls any thicker, better footed, and as dark red as these two. Surely they will have a lot of friends come sale day. So the question is do you want solid red or a blaze faced?

KKH 49D PERFORMANCE FULLBLOODS

KKH 48D EXCITING OUTCROSS GENETICS

KKH 45D LONG BODIED AND THICK

KKH 52B CALVING EASE WITH GREAT EPDS

For more information or catalogue, contact:

Keith & Kerriley Hodges Keiran Hodges 780-831-7999 780-933-5637 keith@arlshop.com hodgey_177@hotmail.com Box 655, Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 R0011363487


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February 28, 2017 VJV Auctions, Beaverlodge, AB On Offer: 15 Extra Age Long Yearling Bulls

Reference Sire

Polled

JB CND Vindicator

KSL 16C

Polled

KSL 19C

Polled

KSL 26C

Polled

KSL 27C

KSL 30C

Polled

KSL 32C

KSL 10C

Polled

KSL 11C

Keegan Scorgie Beaverlodge, AB Ph: 780.518.6572 Email: keeganscorgie@hotmail.com

JG 403-556-5563 DP 403-323-3985 GN 780-542-0634 CH 403-559-8809 RS 403-586-6568

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Braunvieh

Bull Sale Supp!

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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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

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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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

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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Bull Galloway Sale Supp!

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 marbled without excessive

external fat. The breed is naturally polled and will eliminate horns from the next calf crop. Feeding tests at Olds College in Olds, Alberta over the last 21 years have shown that Galloway steers had excellent feed conversion rates and produced excellent carcasses. For more information about the Galloway breed, go to the website of the Canadian Galloway Association: http://www. galloway.ca


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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 This is the main sire for the 2016 bull calf crop, I have had 64 calves off him and 100% unassisted. His avg BW for bulls is 87lbs and AWW 619, avg BW for heifers is 85 and AWW 634. These calves do not have a creep feeders in front of them like most registered animals do. I am running my own bull test again this winter on the farm through the BIO Beef program. Since my calves are not born until March and April they will be ready to go the beginning of May. They will be up to date on shots and all will be semen tested. The bulls are getting tested right now to see if they are homozygous polled.

WEST WIND ZEKE

CLIFFORD

DUSTY ACRE DAKOTA 341D

DUSTY ACRE DAMAR 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 He will be tested for homozygous polled His start of test weight 670lbs EPD’s ABC Acc CE -1.6 BW 2.6 WG 42 Milk 22 picture taken Sept. 5, 2016

Born April 17, 2016 BW 95lbs, He will be tested for homozygous polled Start of test weight 644lbs EPD’s ABC Acc CE 1.2 BW -.5 WG 50 Milk 20 picture taken Sept. 5, 2016

DUSTY ACRE DUNDEE 47D Born April 20, 2016 BW 98lbs He will be tested for homozygous polled Start of bull test 6941bs EPD’s ABC Acc CE 1.3 BW -.4 WG SO Milk 26 picture taken Sept. 5, 2016

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

Some tidbits you might not know about the Blonde cattle. They originated from France for a draft animal because of their muscling and their docile temperament. They are made up of three breeds Garonnais, the Quercy and the Blonde des Pyrenees. The Blonde d’Aquitaine was officially recognized as a breed in 1963 and the first one came to Canada in 1971. The Blondes have very lean meat and will yield up to 73% of body weight. So less waste means more on your plate, less fat does not mean it’s lacking in taste it just simply means your eating healthier. The Blondes have came a long way since they were first introduced to Canada. There was never such a thing as a Homozygous Polled Blonde.

West Wind Blondes were the first in Canada to produce one and they have sold embryos and semen all over the world. Now we have our own homozygous polled Dusty Acre Brass semen on two farms in Australia. We have purchased a good number of females and bulls from West Winds. There are some Australians that is crossing their Blonde bulls with black cows and the market is very strong on them. Myself I like to run my blonde bulls with Red Augus and Hereford cows. I bought a Simmental bull last year so I can’t wait to see how he crosses with a blonde cow. I calved out 130 cows last year and helped three. One calf was upside down and the other calf his nose was coming out the same time as his feet, the other one was a bred heifer I bought and the one leg was back a bit and I grabbed it with my hand and as soon as it was in place she had the calf on her own. This calf was 104lbs. I had 31 heifers off my own calve and did not touch one of them. I only had two calves over 100lbs and they were 150lbs and 108lbs. No c-sections and no horns means more money in the bank.

“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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Bull Gelbvieh Sale Supp!

Gelbvieh (pronounced Gelp-fee) cattle were developed in the Bavarian region of Germany in the early 19th century. Gelbvieh bulls were first imported into Canada in 1972, and the Canadian Gelbvieh Association (CGA) was organized the same year. The CGA has maintained the strong performance heritage of the German Gelbvieh breeders with a policy of mandatory performance records. In cooperation with the American Gelbvieh Association, this has produced a database of well over one million performance records that result in an annual Sire Summary, Cow recognition Program, International EPD’s for all registered Gelbvieh, and a powerful source of documented information for cattlemen raising Gelbvieh on both the commercial and purebred level. Astute cattlemen across the continent have abandoned the path of single-trait selection and returned to balanced selection including the maternal side of the cattle business. Gelbvieh “mother” traits of fertility, milking ability, moderate size and docile

temperament have become more important than ever before, making Gelbvieh the obvious choice for crossbreeding programs. The percentage Gelbvieh female is one of the most sought-after replacements in the industry. The CGA has continued to emphasize maternal traits through its annual Cow Recognition Program. Other projects include an udder and teat scoring system to assist breeders in recognizing and producing efficient females, and mature cow size reporting to assist in maintaining moderate size in Gelbvieh females. Vigorous at birth, Gelbvieh calves wean off heavy and gain rapidly. Documented progeny tests, impressive feed efficiency and lean/muscular carcasses round out the roster of breed’s characteristics that have made Gelbvieh popular with cow/calf operators, feeders, packers and consumers. For more information about the Gelbvieh breed, go to the website of the Canadian Gelbvieh Association: http://www.gelbvieh.ca


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Patrick Friedel

Leonard Friedel

Fax:780.835.2164 email: ringcreekangus@gmail.com

Bruce Friedel & Brock Friedel

780.835.4338

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SUPER WEDNESDAY

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ON SITE • J LAZY A RANCH • RR

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Sale Catalogue posted at www.jlazya.com • Join

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.

Select set of Comm on offer – 20 R

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

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

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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

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Steve & Chris Aylward • 250.784.5136 gsaylward@gmail.com

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

Charolais Bulls Performance Driven / Tons of Hair

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MMWK 80D

Sired by MRL RED WHISKEY

MMWK AMBASSADOR 89D

Breeder bull quality sired by CAPTAIN MORGAN. Dam is a direct daughter of HC POWERDRIVE

dlivestock.com

sale online

VESTOCK.COM

FIELD, AB – T0M 0S0 3.946.4999 HARDLIVESTOCK.COM

MMWK 256D

Sired by MRL RED WHISKEY. Big Performance bull.

MMWK 368C

2-year-old Fullblood. Calving ease bull sired by CROSSROAD RADIUM

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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Bull Hereford Sale Supp!

Herefords were first imported into Canada by William F. Stone of Guelph, Ontario from Herefordshire, England. He admired their strength, docility and feed efficiency. Herefords have prospered in Canada for over 150 years, due to these strengths and their hardiness in the coldest of winters and driest of summers. Today, these major breed strengths of disposition and feed efficiency, along with its versatility in crossbreeding programs, continue to position Hereford as the breed of choice in commercial cowherds. It is currently the second most popular breed exported from Canada. Herefords are leaders in docility. Research has proven that docile temperament increases cattle profitability through lowered production costs and better meat quality. Disposition is becoming increasingly important as a sought-after trait by producers purchasing either female or bull replacement for their cattle operations. Cattle with a good temperament are easier to handle, safer to be around at calving time, adjust better to new environments and tend to perform better in all phases of the production chain. Herefords are widely used for cross breeding in North America, especially with Angus cattle. A recently completed research study conducted in conjunc-

tion with California State University indicates an overall net return for Hereford-sire crossbred calves to be approximately $30.00 (USD) per head in a vertically coordinated beef marketing system. US Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) research shows hybrid vigor to be greater in whiteface cross cattle, due to the genetic purity in the Hereford breed. The Hereford breed is recognized as being more efficient. Hereford and Hereford influence cattle consistently require less feed than cattle of other breeds, per pound of gain and for body maintenance. Disposition and the thick hide and excellent hair coat of Hereford cattle are among the reasons less energy is required to stay warm in the winter, thereby reducing feeding costs. Again research has shown that Hereford cattle are about 6.0% more feed efficient than other breeds, which is a significant economic factor for profitability. The Canadian Hereford Association was formed in 1890 and was incorporated in 1902 under the Government of Canada Animal Pedigree Act. The Animal Pedigree Act ensures the integrity of the registration and documentation of the ancestry of purebred Hereford cattle. The Canadian Hereford Association is also part of the Pan American Cattle Evaluation (PACE) program which in-

cludes genetic evaluations from the countries of Argentina, Uruguay and the USA. Semiannual genetic evaluation reports are produced by PACE members for their respective members. The Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are reported on 11 traits, which include calving ease, birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, carcass traits, scrotal circumference, cow weights and stay-ability. The Canadian Hereford Association also independently produces a genetic evaluation index for maternal productivity and feedlot merit, in order to track, retain and improve on these traits. The Hereford breed is among those which represent the foundation of Canada’s beef industry, making it one of the most widely used cattle breeds. More Hereford genetics have been exported from Canada in the past 30 years than from any other breed. Live animals, semen and embryos have been exported to: the USA, Russia, Kazakshtan, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Ireland, all the Nordic countries, Germany, Japan, China, Hungary, Chile, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and South America. For more information about the Hereford breed, go to the website of the Canadian Hereford Association: http:// www.hereford.ca/

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

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PRO-CHAR CHAROLAIS & GUESTS 6TH ANNUAL

BULL SALE

Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 1:30 p.m. • At the Farm, Glenevis, AB PROK-57D

PROK-94D

HRJ 660D

TSF 21D

PROK-10D

PROK-49D

TSF 4D

HRJ 647D

Offering: 60 4 15

Yearlings Two year olds Simmental yearlings

David, Kristina, Kendall & Marshall Prokuda Box 275, Glenevis, AB T0E 0X0 R0011362932

780-932-1654

E: prochar@xplornet.ca

GUEST CONSIGNORS: • JOHNSON CHAROLAIS 784-674-5957 • TRIANGLE STOCK FARM 780-968-2354 Contact us for a catalogue or view the catalogue and bull videos online at www.prochar.ca 266603 R0011362932 AHN D UD10 V1

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Bull Hays Converter Sale Supp!

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, well-fleshed and long-bodied. Strong legs and good feet add hardiness and longevity. Particularly noticeable are the excellent udders of the cows. Mature females weigh between 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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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. Briar Ridge Stock Farm, Box 6, Bay Tree, AB T0H 0A0

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


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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 7 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

21 ANGUS BULLS GEMVALE STOCK FARM - Dawson Creek, BC Don & Sheri Murphy 250.759.4717 RAFTER SJ ANGUS - Montney, BC Jack & Shannon Trask 250.827.3364 KJOS BLACK ANGUS Delano Kjos, Fort St. John. 403.804.1107 RIO GRAN DE AN GUS Clint & Anna Collins Beaverlodge, AB 780.814.3875

Hereford

24+ 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

21 HEREFORD BULLS BRIAR RIDGE STOCK FARM - Bay Tree, AB Randy & Chris Haddow 250.784.7012 Chad & Gene 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 - 57 PUREBRED BULLS ON OFFER ALL BULLS SELECTED FOR THEIR CONSISTENT ECONOMIC TRAITS AND PERFORMANCE

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Bull Limousin Sale Supp!

, Canadian Beef Breeds Council • Get More Muscle For Less! • LIMOUSIN – the genetic leader for muscle, growth, efficiency. • Best adapted continental breed for the case-ready beef industry. • Proven as the top breed for feed conversion. • Superior muscle • High weaning and yearling muscle growth with moderate birth weight. • Highest red meat yield of any major breed. • Uniform size and color • Best Cross with British Based Females • Carcass Champion, Canadian Western Agribition for 28 consecutive years. • Superior Canadian Health status. • Exceptional pedigree integrity* *The Canadian Limousin Association carries the only Full French Limousin Herd book in the world that guarantees every single registered Full Blood animal is parent verified by DNA genotyping or bloodtyping.

it, 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/

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-prof-

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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2D

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


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Bull Lowline Sale Supp!

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

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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


F32 Peace Country Bull Sales, February 3, 2017

Bull Maine Anjou Sale Supp!

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 Maine-Anjou 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 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

Ranch-Raised 2-Year-Old Black Angus Bulls For Sale by Private Treaty Beginning February 20th, 2017 A special thank you to our 2016 Bull Buyers:

Freeman & Zoe Iwasiuk & Family High Prairie, Alberta

(Home) 780.523.5077 • (Cell) 780.507-5077 (Email) freeman.iwasiuk5@hotmail.com

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* Alder Ridge Ranching (3) * Blackhurst Ranch (4) Durwood Hodgson (4) Jim Muzychyn (2) * Kevin & Ashley Meneice * Tom Kasinec Tom & Bernadine Morgan * Leslie & Larry Smith * Leitch Livestock Pete Friesen Vern & Shirley Strid Philip Beaudon Craig & Laura Jarvis (* Denotes Repeat Buyer)


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BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

SC

CE

MCE

YG

REA

CW

MARB

FAT

STAY

HPG

+1.3

+66

+96

+22

+55

-

+2.3

+4.3

+0.02

+0.03

+29

+0.20

-0.035

+11

+9

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34

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25

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29

25

9

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30

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Avg Red EPD for all calves born in 2016

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+53

+78

+17

+44

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+4.0

-0.01

+0.05

+16

+0.29

-0.013

+10

+10

RED YCR BARACK 1420B

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Bull Sale Supp! Salers 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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Salers are considered to be one of the oldest European breeds, whose roots can be traced to 16,500-yearold 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 rebreed 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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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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Bull Sale Supp!

Shorthorn 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 moderate car-

cass 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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Bull Simmental Sale Supp!

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

VOSS FAMILY SALERS Long Yearling Salers Bulls for Sale on the Farm by Private Treaty • Bulls with 50 – 90lb Birth Weights • All Workable with Heifers • Calving Ease & Performance • Bulls Fed Only on Grass, Hay or Silage •  Vaccinated with Vista/8 Way Final Bidding Day & Open House - Saturday, March 4, 2017

Your Peace Country Connection for Quality Salers Cattle R0011368711

Randy & Lesli Voss Box 473, Hythe, AB

780.356.3361 780.814.1534

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Bull Speckle Park Sale Supp!

The Speckle Park breed is a Canadian creation. Speckle Park were created and developed in two western Canadian provinc-

es – 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). 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

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

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Bull The Seedstock 100 list for 2017 Sale Supp! Never judge your neighbor’s kids or cattle if you want to avoid controversy. This time-proven wisdom also applies to building a list of the nation’s top 100 beef cattle seedstock suppliers. Yet BEEF takes on this annual challenge for a number of reasons, which include monitoring the level of seedstock concentration and the relative market engagement of seedstock suppliers. It’s also meant to recognize the contribution of seedstock producers who make all or a substantial portion of their cattle income from the seedstock business. BEEF’s Seedstock 100 list is based on the number of bulls marketed last year, not the number of cattle registered annually or the number of cows listed in inventories with a breed association or other genetic organization. The volume of product offered is never equivalent to product quality. In the seedstock business, though, it typically speaks to a host of supplier attributes associated with customer satisfaction over the long haul, such as specialization, industry knowledge and commitment, adaptability and the wherewithal to earn repeat business. The BEEF Seedstock 100 list makes no claim to be a proxy for the seedstock industry as a whole. And just because an operation isn’t listed doesn’t mean its genetics are any less important and useful to cow-calf producers. If you study the

list, though, compare it with recent years, you can see some overall industry trends. For instance, there is the overall growth in bull numbers as the nation’s cowherd expanded, including recovery from drought in the Southern Plains. This year’s list of 102 operations represents seedstock suppliers marketing at least 205 bulls last year for a total of 54,699 bulls. That’s 4.8% more bulls than last year and 23% more than two years ago. You can also see the ongoing preponderance of commercial focus on utilizing Angus, Red Angus and their composite Year-to-year, there appears to be increased focus on hybrids and composites. Consider that Sim-Angus emerges as one of the top five genetic offerings with 12% of operations citing them. That’s just ahead of Charolais at 11%, and behind Angus (74%), Red Angus (20%) and Hereford (16%). The beef business is changing and as it does, its genetics suppliers are changing too. The BEEF Seedstock 100 list is your sourcebook and your history book for this highly important sector of the beef business. Check out the list at: http://www.beefmagazine.com/seedstock/2017-beefseedstock-100?full=1

LAZY S CHAROLAIS 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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Buying a new herd bull? Four steps for you first The Beef Magazine Bull purchases represent a significant investment in a beef herd. Whether that investment results in a “nest egg” or a “goose egg” depends highly on a bull buyer’s preparation. Let’s discuss some basics. Step 1: Don’t buy a new disease. While I’ve never had a producer intentionally bring a new cattle disease onto the premises, in reality this is how most new diseases enter a herd. Be sure the bull is a virgin or is tested for trichomoniasis if you live in a “trich” area. Bear in mind that trich is a devastating disease that is spreading into areas where it once was either absent or rare. What about Johne’s disease, persistent infection with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) and campylobacter? Ask the supplier if he’s ever had a positive diagnosis and, most importantly, get permission for your herd health veterinarian to call the seller’s veterinarian to discuss the health of the seller’s herd. Be sure to ask specific questions about diseases you want to avoid buying. If the seller doesn’t allow this communication, I’d look elsewhere for genetics. Bull purchases represent a significant investment in a beef herd. Whether that investment results in a “nest egg” or a “goose egg” depends highly on a bull buyer’s preparation. Let’s discuss some basics. Step 1: Don’t buy a new disease. While I’ve never had a producer intentionally bring a new cattle disease onto the premises, in reality this is how most new diseases enter a herd. Be sure the bull is a virgin or is tested for trichomoniasis if you live in a “trich” area. Bear in mind that trich is a devastating disease that is spreading into areas where it once was either absent or rare. What about Johne’s disease, persistent infection with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) and campylobacter? Ask the supplier if he’s ever had a positive diagnosis and, most importantly, get permission for your herd health veterinarian to call the seller’s veterinarian to discuss the health of the seller’s herd. Be sure to ask specific questions about diseases you want to avoid buying. If the seller doesn’t allow this communication, I’d

look elsewhere for genetics. Step 2: Buy genetics that fit your herd goals. If you’re using bulls on virgin heifers, calving ease is a high priority. Using across-breed EPDs (Angus base), select a bull below +1 for BW EPD for a high likelihood of unassisted calvings. For bulls to be used on cows, you should buy a bull with growth, maternal and carcass traits that fit your goals. I see many producers still looking primarily at calving ease when selecting a bull for cows. This is counterproductive as you’re likely limiting the growth of the calves and decreasing pounds sold. As a general rule, low-birthweight EPD bulls tend to be lower in weaning and yearling EPD. Buy a bull for cows that will improve hybrid vigor (which improves health), growth and carcass. We all want cattle that will thrive in their given environment; a calf with poor vigor at birth starts life with a huge black mark. Calves should be born quickly and stand to nurse on their own within 30 minutes. Anything less isn’t acceptable, and such calves have a greater chance of morbidity, which can be a tremendous labor issue. Ask about calf vigor before you buy. Step 3: Quarantine for 30 days. Every farm or ranch has pathogen exposure and most animals never show clinical signs of sickness. Their immune system fights off the disease and you never even know they were exposed. However, take that “normal” animal, stress him, and put him right in with your cows with their normal pathogen load and the new bull gets sick. Thus, 30 days of quarantine is a small price to pay for improved health. Your herd health veterinarian will likely recommend a vaccination and parasite-control protocol during quarantine based on the bull’s health history and diseases common in your locale. Call your herd health veterinarian to get advice on these preventive health procedures. Step 4: Breeding Soundness Examination (BSE). If you’re purchasing bulls, they should have all passed a BSE before sale day. If you have other bulls in your battery, they all need to be tested before turn-out.


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All Animals Born in 2014

All Dams

All Sires

Fall 2015 Salers Canada Genetic Evaluation BW

WW

YW

MILK

MV

SS

Mean

2.2

30.2

57.0

20.9

36.1

0.1

Num

5,138

5,114

5,097

5,129

5,101

4,814

High

-3.9

75.1

126.3

41.6

61.0

1.7

1%

-1.5

54.5

97.4

32.7

51.2

0.7

2%

-1.0

49.6

91.2

31.0

49.3

0.6

3%

-0.7

47.8

86.4

30.1

48.0

0.5

4%

-0.5

45.7

83.2

29.3

46.9

0.5

5%

-0.3

44.2

81.1

28.8

46.2

0.4

10%

0.4

40.5

74.8

26.9

43.9

0.3

15%

0.7

38.2

70.5

25.6

42.2

0.2

20%

1.0

36.4

67.3

24.7

41.0

0.2

25%

1.2

35.0

65.1

23.9

40.0

0.1

30%

1.4

33.7

62.9

23.2

39.0

0.1

35%

1.6

32.5

61.0

22.6

38.2

0.0

40%

1.8

31.4

59.2

22.1

37.3

0.0

45%

1.9

30.4

57.0

21.6

36.7

-0.1

50%

2.1

29.5

55.4

21.1

36.0

-0.1

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MV

SS

Mean

1.9

28.7

55.0

19.6

33.9

0.1

Num

25,553

25,467

25,432

25,511

25,444

24,545

High

-4.2

77.6

134.3

45.8

69.1

1.3

1%

-1.1

50.2

88.9

31.3

51.4

0.5

2%

-0.7

45.9

83.3

29.8

49.0

0.4

3%

-0.5

43.9

80.0

28.9

47.3

0.4

4%

-0.3

42.5

77.4

28.2

46.0

0.3

5%

-0.1

41.4

75.7

27.6

45.1

0.3

10%

0.3

37.8

69.9

25.7

42.3

0.2

15%

0.6

35.6

66.3

24.5

40.6

0.2

20%

0.8

34.1

63.8

23.5

39.3

0.1

25%

1.0

32.8

61.7

22.7

38.2

0.1

30%

1.2

31.7

60.0

22.1

37.2

0.0

35%

1.3

30.7

58.4

21.5

36.3

0.0

40%

1.5

29.8

56.9

20.8

35.5

-0.1

45%

1.6

28.9

55.4

20.2

34.7

-0.1

50%

1.8

28.1

54.0

19.6

33.8

-0.2

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MV

SS

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MV

SS

0.1

Mean

2.2

37.5

70.1

20.9

39.8

0.3

Num

607

607

607

592

592

553

High

-2.2

64.0

112.4

31.1

56.3

0.6

1%

-1.1

62.4

107.4

28.9

55.3

0.5

2%

-1.0

59.0

103.3

27.7

53.4

0.5

3%

-0.7

56.3

98.5

26.8

52.3

0.5

4%

-0.5

55.3

96.4

26.2

51.5

0.5

5%

-0.4

54.3

95.2

25.7

50.5

0.4

10%

0.1

49.7

89.1

24.7

48.0

0.3

15%

0.5

47.4

84.2

23.9

46.0

0.3

20%

0.7

45.0

80.6

23.3

44.8

0.3

25%

1.0

42.8

77.5

22.7

43.7

0.2

30%

1.2

41.2

75.2

22.2

42.5

0.2

35%

1.5

39.9

74.2

21.8

41.6

0.1

40%

1.8

38.8

72.2

21.5

40.7

0.1

45%

2.0

38.0

70.5

21.1

40.0

0.0

50%

2.1

36.7

69.2

20.7

39.4

0.0

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Desc

BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

CE

CWT

REA

FAT

LY

MARB

Avg

1.3

43.4

83.0

21.2

42.9

70.5

17.5

0.41

0.40

0.72

0.16

Min

- 10.1

13.9

28.3

3.6

22.9

0.0

- 7.6

- 0.17

- 1.69

- 1.54

- 2.22

Max

12.1

74.8

137.5

36.3

61.4

100.0

47.4

1.21

3.47

2.75

2.88

SD

2.26

7.43

13.50

3.92

4.83

22.30

6.14

0.130

0.492

0.402

0.486

Top 5%

- 2.5

55.8

105.6

27.7

51.1

97.9

27.4

0.63

- 0.47

1.44

1.00

Top 10%

- 1.5

53.0

100.5

26.3

49.2

95.9

25.4

0.57

- 0.19

1.21

0.78

Top 15%

- 0.9

51.0

97.1

25.3

48.0

93.8

23.4

0.53

- 0.04

1.09

0.64

Top 20%

- 0.4

49.5

94.4

24.5

47.0

91.5

22.4

0.51

0.06

1.00

0.54

Top 25%

0.0

48.2

92.0

23.9

46.1

88.7

21.4

0.49

0.14

0.94

0.45

Top 30%

0.3

47.1

90.0

23.3

45.4

86.7

20.4

0.47

0.19

0.88

0.38

Top 35%

0.6

46.1

88.1

22.7

44.7

83.7

19.4

0.45

0.26

0.83

0.31

Top 40%

0.9

45.1

86.2

22.2

44.1

80.8

19.4

0.44

0.32

0.79

0.25

Top 45%

1.2

44.1

84.5

21.7

43.4

78.2

18.4

0.42

0.37

0.75

0.19

Top 50%

1.5

43.2

82.7

21.2

42.8

74.9

17.4

0.41

0.42

0.71

0.13

Top 55%

1.7

42.3

81.1

20.7

42.2

72.2

16.4

0.40

0.47

0.66

0.07

Growth and Maternal

Intake and Carcass

Index Values

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

HP

PG30

ST

DMI

YG

CW

RE

MB

FT

ADG

RFI

$Cow

FPI

EPI

Number

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

560

2075

2075

2075

2075

2075

560

560

1093

2074

1093

High

23

10.5

128

178

55

103

18

21

8

22

1.206

0.08

80

1.36

0.78

0.05

0.182

0.293

159.30

95.33

251.09

Avg

9

1.3

70

96

30

65

6

4

1

7

- 0.003

- 0.33

28

0.47

- 0.38

- 0.05

- 0.46

- 0.011

65.16

60.06

86.04

Low

- 12

- 7.9

6

17

-4

30

- 13

- 12

-6

-8

- 0.762

- 0.86

- 26

- 0.22

- 1.33

- 0.15

- 0.228

- 0.494

- 41.96

24.05

- 57.65

Top 1%

19

- 4.2

102

146

48

90

15

13

5

18

- 0.536

- 0.67

62

0.99

0.15

- 0.11

0.098

- 0.341

137.07

80.44

170.77

Top 2%

18

- 3.5

99

141

45

86

13

11

4

16

- 0.406

- 0.63

57

0.91

0.07

- 0.11

0.077

- 0.242

127.00

77.90

152.59

Top 3%

17

- 3.0

98

138

44

85

13

11

4

16

- 0.328

- 0.60

55

0.86

0.04

- 0.10

0.055

- 0.201

122.60

75.96

148.75

Top 4%

16

- 2.6

95

135

43

84

13

10

4

15

- 0.284

- 0.58

54

0.82

0.01

- 0.10

0.045

- 0.178

119.38

74.86

145.47

Top 5%

16

- 2.2

94

132

42

82

12

10

4

15

- 0.228

- 0.56

52

0.79

0.00

- 0.10

0.042

- 0.144

115.74

74.07

141.40

Top 10%

14

- 1.3

88

123

39

78

11

8

3

13

- 0.092

- 0.50

46

0.71

- 0.06

- 0.09

0.017

- 0.086

103.02

71.29

132.51

Top 15%

13

- 0.7

85

118

38

76

10

8

3

12

- 0.067

- 0.47

42

0.66

- 0.11

- 0.08

0.002

- 0.061

92.77

69.08

125.71

Top 20%

12

- 0.3

81

113

36

74

9

7

2

11

- 0.051

- 0.44

39

0.62

- 0.13

- 0.08

- 0.008

- 0.042

86.78

67.44

120.04

Top 25%

12

0.1

79

109

35

71

8

6

2

10

- 0.037

- 0.42

37

0.58

- 0.17

- 0.08

- 0.018

- 0.028

82.05

66.12

114.95

Top 30%

11

0.4

76

106

34

70

8

6

2

9

- 0.028

- 0.39

35

0.56

- 0.19

- 0.07

- 0.024

- 0.020

77.70

64.91

110.89

Top 35%

11

0.7

74

103

33

68

8

5

1

9

- 0.019

- 0.37

33

0.53

- 0.22

- 0.07

- 0.029

- 0.013

74.27

63.83

105.80

Top 40%

10

0.9

72

101

32

67

7

5

1

8

- 0.013

- 0.35

31

0.50

- 0.24

- 0.07

- 0.035

- 0.007

70.83

62.74

101.19

Top 45%

10

1.1

71

98

31

66

7

4

1

8

- 0.006

- 0.33

29

0.48

- 0.27

- 0.06

- 0.041

- 0.004

67.47

61.80

95.17

Top 50%

9

1.4

69

95

30

64

6

4

1

7

- 0.002

- 0.31

28

0.46

- 0.29

- 0.06

- 0.047

- 0.002

64.28

60.56

90.48


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PCTL Avg Min Max SD 1% 2% 3%

HCE 6.3 - 12.1 22.6 3.84 16.0 14.8 14.0

CCE 1.5 - 4.2 4.0 0.85 3.3 3.2 3.0

BW 3.4 - 7.8 14.7 2.10 - 2.1 - 1.4 - 0.9

WW 65.6 23.3 115.1 8.56 85.5 83.1 81.6

YW 95.0 19.9 168.6 14.41 128.5 124.3 121.9

MCE 8.3 - 10.1 19.3 3.34 15.2 14.6 14.1

MILK 22.8 5.2 41.1 4.39 33.5 32.3 31.4

MWW 55.5 26.5 82.3 5.49 68.9 67.1 66.1

STAY 10.9 - 1.7 20.1 2.71 16.4 15.8 15.4

CWT 31.3 - 17.7 80.7 10.54 55.6 52.6 50.8

REA - 0.27 - 0.92 0.08 0.088 - 0.09 - 0.11 - 0.13

FAT - 0.059 - 0.237 0.050 0.0212 - 0.144 - 0.131 - 0.096

MARB 0.68 - 0.03 1.48 0.157 1.08 1.03 1.00

4% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Num

13.5 13.0 11.4 10.3 9.5 8.8 8.1 7.6 7.1 6.6 6.1 32482

3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 32482

- 0.5 - 0.3 0.7 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.5 32482

80.5 79.5 76.3 74.2 72.6 71.2 69.9 68.8 67.8 66.7 65.7 32482

120.0 118.4 113.1 109.6 106.8 104.6 102.4 100.4 98.5 96.8 95.1 32482

13.8 13.5 12.5 11.7 11.1 10.6 10.2 9.7 9.3 8.9 8.4 32482

30.7 30.3 28.5 27.3 26.4 25.6 25.0 24.3 23.8 23.2 22.7 32482

65.2 64.5 62.4 61.1 60.1 59.1 58.3 57.5 56.8 56.2 55.5 32482

15.1 14.9 14.1 13.6 13.2 12.8 12.4 12.1 11.8 11.5 11.2 31632

49.4 48.2 44.3 41.8 39.9 38.2 36.8 35.4 34.0 32.7 31.5 32482

- 0.14 - 0.15 - 0.17 - 0.19 - 0.20 - 0.22 - 0.23 - 0.24 - 0.25 - 0.25 - 0.26 32482

- 0.087 - 0.082 - 0.074 - 0.070 - 0.067 - 0.065 - 0.063 - 0.062 - 0.060 - 0.059 - 0.058 32482

0.97 0.96 0.89 0.84 0.81 0.78 0.76 0.74 0.72 0.70 0.68 32482

PCTL Avg Min Max SD 1% 2% 3%

HCE 3.7 - 11.8 20.8 3.61 13.1 11.8 11.0

CCE 0.9 - 4.0 3.8 0.89 2.9 2.7 2.3

BW 5.0 - 5.8 13.1 1.92 - 0.1 0.7 1.2

WW 66.0 25.0 107.1 8.24 85.0 82.5 81.3

YW 91.4 22.7 157.0 14.10 124.2 120.0 117.8

MCE 5.5 - 12.3 19.1 3.72 13.9 12.9 12.3

MILK 31.0 16.4 44.7 3.56 38.6 37.8 37.3

MWW 63.9 43.3 88.0 4.69 75.1 73.6 72.6

STAY 9.0 - 3.4 18.2 2.58 14.5 13.9 13.6

CWT 31.3 - 14.3 74.1 10.26 55.2 52.0 50.3

REA - 0.20 - 0.45 0.05 0.069 - 0.04 - 0.06 - 0.07

FAT - 0.063 - 0.149 - 0.009 0.0121 - 0.099 - 0.091 - 0.086

MARB 0.45 - 0.07 0.93 0.112 0.73 0.69 0.67

4% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Num

10.5 10.0 8.4 7.3 6.5 5.8 5.3 4.7 4.3 3.8 3.4 8905

2.5 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 8905

1.6 1.8 2.6 3.2 3.6 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 8905

80.4 79.5 76.6 74.5 72.9 71.5 70.2 69.1 68.0 67.0 66.0 8905

115.8 114.4 109.4 105.9 103.2 100.8 98.6 96.7 94.9 92.9 91.2 8905

11.8 11.4 10.1 9.2 8.5 7.9 7.4 6.9 6.5 6.0 5.6 8905

37.0 36.7 35.5 34.7 34.0 33.4 32.9 32.4 32.0 31.6 31.2 8905

72.0 71.5 69.9 68.7 67.8 67.0 66.3 65.7 65.1 64.5 63.9 8905

13.3 13.1 13.2 11.6 11.2 10.8 10.4 10.1 9.8 9.4 9.1 8839

49.1 48.1 44.3 41.8 39.7 38.1 36.6 35.2 33.9 32.6 31.3 8905

- 0.09 - 0.09 - 0.12 - 0.13 - 0.15 - 0.16 - 0.17 - 0.18 - 0.19 - 0.20 - 0.20 8905

- 0.084 - 0.082 - 0.077 - 0.073 - 0.071 - 0.069 - 0.067 - 0.066 - 0.065 - 0.063 - 0.062 8905

0.65 0.64 0.59 0.57 0.54 0.52 0.50 0.49 0.48 0.46 0.45 8905


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C ttle Directory Altona Falls Red Angus

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

Aspen Hill Red Angus

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

Bar 4A Cattle Co.

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

Battle River Black Angus

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

Brandl Cattle Co.

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

Classic Livestock

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

Eldon & Marilyn Cassity

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

Eight Way Charolais

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

JayDawn Farms

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

Lazy S Charolais

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

Pro-Char Charolais

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

Rosebud Ranches

Dan & Holly Schleppe, Progress, BC .........................250-786-5698

Spruce View Charolais

Cinder Angus

Andrew & Effie Lakusta, Andrew, AB........................780-365-2079

Clear River Red Angus

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

Brad Yoder & Nicolle Hoskins, Barrhead, AB............780-674-5773 Lloyd, Donna & Mackay Ross, Cleardale, AB ...........800-667-2251

Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

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

Valanjou Charolais

GELBVIEHS Kiskatinaw Gelbvieh

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

Milne’s Gelbvieh

Harold & Bev Milne, Fairview, AB ............................780-835-2645

HEREFORDS

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

Roy Angus

Chris & Jen Roy, Fairview, AB ...................................780-835-0463

Sawmill Angus

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

Silver S Red Angus

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

Chittick Family Hereford Ranch Eureka Hereford Farms

Friesen Hereford Farms

Gold Stock Hereford Farms Gurtler Farms

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

JoNomn Hereford Ranch

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

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

Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

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

Fallen Timber Farms

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

Flatrock Valley Simmentals

Brad Geisbrecht, Cecil Lake, BC ................................250-781-3580

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

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

KSL Simmentals

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

Montagneuse Simmentals

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

Moonlite Farm

Ole, Elden & Einar Bakkehaug, Hythe, AB................780-356-2113

Reber’s Polled Herefords

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

Spring Mountain Stock Farm

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

Philip Krahn, LaCrete, AB ..........................................780-821-9409 Serena & Kasey Reber, Woking, AB ..........................780-774-2337 Hotte & Villiger Families, Beaverlodge, AB ..............780-354-2074

LIMOUSIN Blueberry Valley Farms Limousin

Excel Ranches

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

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

PHK Herefords

Wallin Stock Farm

Dusty Acre Blondes

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

Don, Joyce & Shon Smith, Gordondale, AB ..............780-353-2284

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

Dry Creek Ranch

BLONDE d’AQUITAINE

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

McElroy Polled Herefords

Spruce Lane Ranch

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

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

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

Brian & Dana Smith, Pouce Coupe, BC .....................250-786-5232

Maynard & Curtis Boese, Sexsmith, AB ....................780-568-4340 Andrew & Vivian Miller, Bonanza, AB ......................780-353-3355

Albrecht Farms

Hilltop Honey Ranch

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

Smoky River Red Angus

SIMMENTALS

Hodges Simmentals

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

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

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

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

Mackenzie Red Angus

North Point Red Angus

Tamarack Shorthorns

Halfway River Simmentals

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

Lazy B Livestock

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

SHORTHORNS

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

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

Mountain Side Angus

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

Grant & Tanya Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB .................780-786-2181

Kjos Black Angus

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

Voss Family Salers

GRA-TAN Farm

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

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

Werner & Debbie Grundke, Alberta Beach, AB .........780-924-2464

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

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

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

Grundke Family Salers

Benwyn Herefords

Jones Land & Cattle

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

SALERS

Gordon & Carla Harmon, Cecil Lake, BC ..................250-781-3617

Moose Creek Simmentals O Double E Simmentals Rachido Ranch

Rosefield Simmentals SIBL Simmentals

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

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

Ron & Barb Miller, Cody & Amy Miller, Westlock, AB ............................780-349-2135

Wolfe Farms

Fouillard Limousin

AUCTION FACILITIES

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

Hansen’s Limousin

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

Hillview Farms

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

Lakeroad Limousin

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

Pinnacle View Limousin

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

Evergreen Park

Grande Prairie, AB – Crystal Lawrence......................780-357-2849

North Central Livestock Exchange

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

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

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

Viking Auction Market

CHAROLAIS

LOWLINE

Vold Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd.

Bar B Charolais

Butterkup Farms & Pinnacle Lowlines

Willow Springs Stock Farm

George & Linda Bolin, Cecil Lake, BC ......................250-785-5325

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

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

Viking, AB – Cliff Grinde, Mgr ..................................780-336-6333 Ponoka, AB – Craig Jacklin, Mgr ...............................403-783-1453

Andy & Melanie Guttner, Pink Mountain, BC ...........250-793-4742

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

RED POLL

Dawson Creek, BC – Donny Fessler, Mgr ..................780-782-3766

Shadow Creek Red Poll

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

Rimbey, AB – Dean Edge, Mgr ..................................403-704-0280 Westlock, AB – Gary Jarvis, Mgr ...............................780-349-3153

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