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ISSUE 8 MAR 2017

LANCE LEACHMAN

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Welcome to the Bull Sale and AI sire edition of Top Stock.

This March issue highlights the fall and winter show circuit, an extremely competitive run that culminated in the selection of the Supreme champions at Agribition. We congratulate Miller Wilson Angus, winners of no less than three Agribition supreme championships, on their achievement and interview first time Supreme exhibitors Enright Farms on their victory with EF Titan on page 76. Though the open shows continued to be hugely competitive, the junior shows were exciting and stronger than ever before. We felt these hard-working Juniors needed a bigger piece of the limelight, so we have significantly expanded our coverage of the junior portions of the fall shows. Top Stock is the only place so find such complete coverage, across all breeds, and we are proud to present such a strong group of youth exhibitors. Though this spring's show run will be slightly smaller than previous years, the new Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic will debut in March with an amazing pool of prizes that includes $20,000 in scholarships. We recently caught up with Lance Leachman, a regular on the microphone on the Canadian circuit, for his thoughts before he judges the Classic. One of the most astute young cattlemen you will meet, his family's dedication to youth development and his appreciation of sound, functional cattle make him the perfect fit to sort this show (page 22).

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Regular readers will find our third feature to be a marked departure from our regular subject matter. On page 36 we interview Dylan Sher, whose forthcoming documentary addresses the common misconceptions of an urban public increasingly interested in the source of their food. At Top Stock, we pride ourselves on covering the niche of show cattle news, but we realize our relationship with those outside of agriculture may ultimately determine how/what we can do with the animals in our care. We hope you enjoy this topical departure and would welcome your feedback. Back to the show road, we are excited to sponsor as many of this spring's events as we can and we have plans to be at most of them! We strive to become an even larger part of the show cattle community. If you are a show organizer, please remember we would love to provide FREE results coverage. Send us your high resolution photos and the names of your winners and we will run them in our widely distributed summer edition. Speaking of our summer edition, remember to book your ad by June 10! Contact any of the representatives on page 16 for details. We hope you enjoy our largest issue yet. See you at the shows! – Katie Songer, Editor

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MARCH 2017

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ISSUE Judge Interview Lance Leachman on judging teams, EPDs & friendships

Misunderstandings

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Documentary addresses gap between farm and plate

Centre Stage A first time Supreme win for Enright Farms with EF Titan

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National Gelbvieh show sees entries increase The Canadian Gelbvieh Association recently held its national show at the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. 2016 saw the breed achieve a 30% entry increase with a record attendance of 114 head of Gelbvieh exhibited, up from 80 head in 2015. New and previous exhibitors from across Western Canada welcomed six exhibitors from the USA and the American Gelbvieh Assocation. Five of those six new exhibitors were first time exhibitors at this event travelling from North Dakota and South Dakota. A Balancer show was also held with 18 entries. The Peoples Choice Bull Futurity was won by Royal Western Gelbvieh, AB, with the winning selection voted on by 50 members. Their entry was RWG Captain 5701 (top). In a draw down of the Bull Futurity

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membership, 4T Ranch, Stillwater, OK won the bull and half the semen shares and Royal Western Gelbvieh received $20,000 from their win. The Sweetheart Gelbvieh Classic, which is also voted on by members, and features bred and open heifers. It was won by Davidson

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Agribition Supreme Champions take centre stage Misconceptions — Documentary attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and farmers in Canada

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ance Leachman’s destiny was tied to the beef industry long before he was born. In 1967, his paternal grandparents established Big Gully Farm, a purebred Hereford operation. Prior to this, his family raised commercial cattle. Leachman’s father, Buddy, was raised at this farm north of Maidstone, Saskatchewan. His mother, Frances, grew up on a nearby Hereford operation, Misty Valley Farm. Leachman and his brother grew up on his family’s farm, and that’s where this story begins. Today, Leachman, his wife, Shari, and his mother run the 3,000-acre farm, raising around 150 purebred horned and polled Hereford females. Shari owns Ultrabeef Ultrasound Services to assess carcass merit and serves as the western Canadian Sales Representative for LiveAuctions.tv. Like many young cattle producers, Leachman found that growing up on his family’s farm helped him develop the characteristics that have served him in his career thus far. “It teaches you life skills, as far as work ethic, determination—the reality of

circumstances growing up on a farm and experiencing difficult or adverse scenarios, whether it be weather, market fluctuations or management of the cattle,” he explains. At a young age, he learned the importance of “always trying to see it through and do as good a job as you can, and [realizing] that not everything is going to work out the way you want it to, but if you persevere, then you can get through it.” With this kind of upbringing, Leachman feels it was natural that he wanted to pursue a career in agriculture. “I had the same interests as my parents, and that developed when I was in 4-H and Junior Hereford activities,” he says. “That led to an interest in animals and animal science.” Now, Leachman’s daily life revolves around the farm he was raised on, and he uses this as a platform to assist young people in developing the skills that contributed to his own early successes. “We host a youth cattle judging clinic and contest the first Saturday of October for anyone interested in developing their terminology, selection, oral reasons and understanding of performance data pertaining to cattle,” he notes. “We

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have also initiated the Big Gully Farm Beef Cattle Learning Award to provide $1,500 to both a young man and woman interested in initiating a learning opportunity related to beef cattle.” You’ll see the products of the Big Gully breeding program each year at the Canadian Western Agribition, the Leachmans’ sole stop on the show circuit. The location of the event is key for marketing. “Regina’s an area that’s just far enough removed from us that there will be people we don’t know that can see our product, and I think there’s value obviously in that,” says Leachman. He also finds it a useful venue for competing with other cattle in the Hereford breed and beyond. “You’re able to make comparisons and simply see what levels of progress you’re making relative to everyone else. I think there’s tremendous value in that, just knowing that you aren’t the best but you’re surrounded by breeders showing you, potentially, how you can improve.” Currently, they show only bulls 024

at Agribition to create more exposure for those that will be sold at their annual production sale, held the second Thursday in December. They prefer to keep their females “for development at home as brood cows, while maintaining contemporary group size through yearling age,” he says, and in the summer, they are happy to “[let] the cattle just work for themselves in the pasture.” The pillars of the Big Gully program are the quality of their cattle and their customer service, and enhancing this is of the utmost importance to Leachman. “We want to continue to always improve as far as customer service, the phenotypic quality of our animals and the genetic values of our animals from a data standpoint, whether it’s measuring carcass ultrasound or implementing genomic-enhanced EPDs” he explains. He also aims to sell incrementally more bulls each year, while “[maintaining] the quality and level of customer service and interaction…The biggest thing is Top Stock Magazine / Spring 2017

to honestly assess what we do well and what we do poorly, then try to limit our deficiencies and improve areas that we think are weak.” Part of this quest to increase quality is aided by the use of EPDs, something they’ve taken advantage of for many years. EPDs, Leachman states, have helped his family to zero in on the strengths in their cattle and the traits their customers want. “For us, it just comes down to making Hereford cattle that are maternal, muscular, sound uddered and moderate framed” he says, “then combining that with the fact that we have put a high degree of selection emphasis on EPDs for a long time, and I think it’s starting to show through as far as the actual data that’s being collected on the cattle for a variety of traits.” The next step is “trying to implement genomic-enhanced EPDs, along with our already-reported data, to give our commercial customers a higher degree of accuracy at a younger age, in knowing the genetic merit of the animal.”


"The next step is trying to implement genomicenhanced EPDs, along with our alreadyreported data, to give our commercial customers a higher degree of accuracy at a younger age, the genetic merit of the animal.” Left Leachman shows Big Gully 102 Hurley 271C, a son of WCC/CC 1009 Great Divide 102, to the Reserve Champion banner at the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition. ©© Show Champions

Right Leachman is one of a short list of Canadians to hold the microphone at the Junior Hereford portion of the National Western Stock show. ©© Show Champions

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“It’s a very close circle, and I think no matter what breed you’re in or what your particular breeding program is predicated on, you can always see people and ask for advice or bounce ideas off each other and just generally enjoy their company."

Lance farms with his wife Shari, who owns Ultrabeef Ultrasound Services. ©© Rural Route Creations, a division of Dorran Marketing Inc.

Leachman’s understanding of genetic quality in cattle is the result of a journey that took him to the United States after high school. Becoming interested in judging livestock, he states, came naturally by being part of the beef industry growing up. “When you’re in 4-H, you have to select an animal every year, and that always intrigued me, trying to find the one I liked best or thought was the most useful,” he says. As a teenager, Leachman considered pursuing his education south of the 49th parallel. “There were some young Hereford breeders that were a few years older than me that followed that avenue,” he recalls. Working for Colyer Herefords and Angus of Bruneau, Idaho, also presented the idea of pursuing collegiate livestock judging, as Kyle Colyer judged throughout college and introduced Leachman to some coaches. “I toured a couple of the universities and community colleges to try to see if it was something that would be a fit for me, and it was.” Moving to another country for university was an adventure he didn’t want to miss out on. “I thought there were huge opportunities to capitalize on,” he says. This experience was just what Leachman

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was looking for, and he praises the quality of agricultural education he received. “The U.S. colleges are really applied in terms of their teaching, I think they do really nice job of making sure that kids get out and actually interact with producers, and maybe have more hands-on work with the livestock from an education standpoint.” Leachman spent two years studying and judging at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas, before transferring to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. There, he was a member of the livestock judging team and completed his Bachelor of Animal Science and Industry degree, then set his sights further east. Leachman’s experience competing on judging teams prompted him to further his education in animal science, and he headed to Blacksburg, Virginia, to obtain his Master’s degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech. There he coached three judging teams while attaining his degree. “The genetic component intrigued me considering the talent it takes to improve visual traits such as conformation, udders,

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Leachman and Murray Andrews of Triple A Herefords celebrate their Agribition wins. ŠŠ Show Champions

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WORDS OF ADVICE FOR JUNIORS

FAVOURITE SHOW YOU’VE JUDGED

One thing I’ve always tried to live by is listen more than you speak. I’ve always been one that’s fairly quiet and reserved…but I want to learn from other people, so I think it’s important for me, at least, to always listen and ask questions more than you’re trying to talk or tell somebody else about yourself. I think that’s incredibly important, particularly at a young age, to soak up as much knowledge as you can and benefit from other people’s expertise that you haven’t accumulated already.

The 2015 Wodonga Hereford National Show and Sale in Australia…That would be due to the fact it was a 150-head, all-bull show followed by a sale that featured bulls who, phenotypically, were quite different in some regards to what I was used to, but were still elite within the country. The camaraderie amongst breeders and support of the show from people attending was exceptional.

“The other thing, I think, is that somebody’s always watching. It’s important to conduct yourself in a fashion, no matter where you’re at—a show, in public, with friends, or at home—that should be professional, humble, responsible, respectful. Realize that there’s always someone watching you that could potentially be impressed by you or be discouraged by you, based on what your behaviour might be.”

“Another one would be the National Western Stock Show Junior Hereford show in 2015…Just the fact that it was hosted in Denver. There’s a lot of tradition, and then with the excitement in the Hereford breed currently in the States, the quality of the young people and the livestock that’s displayed is remarkable.”

Left The Leachman family exhibited the Supreme Champion Bull over all breeds at Agribition 2010. Big Gully 611 Bounty 517U was a son of the influential KSU Bounty Hunter 611. ©© Grant Rolston Photography

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Breeding or market cattle, I really prioritize structural integrity, and I think that’s one criteria that many young people aren’t as critical of as they should be considering the longevity and foundation it lays for developing the cattle and the generations that follow. That’s one thing that’s really important to me. Past that, it’s simply the combination of performance, muscle, body dimension, composition, and balance… When it comes down to it, sound structured cattle that are optimal-rather than extreme for a combination of traits have always appealed to me.”

My mom and dad, for the skills and work ethic that they implemented from a young age, and maintaining strict and rigid standards as far as how we needed to conduct ourselves and approach every day. As far as judging coaches, I had a junior college coach named Jeff Nemecek, and then in senior college I had two coaches; one was Scott Schaake, and the other being Brandon Callis… I think those were the ones that really set the standards for teaching me how to evaluate livestock, present reasons and try to conduct ourselves in the appropriate fashion if we had the opportunity to judge shows after college.”

FAVORITE SHOW DAY TIP I would say that just being realistic as far as your expectations for how the animal should do that particular day, so you have to be honest with yourself. Also, realizing if you have a day that doesn’t go as well as you want, that if you were happy with the animal when you took them to the show, you should sure be proud of taking them back home as well. If you’re confident in your breeding program and how you approach it, one day’s results really shouldn’t make you waver from what you’re doing. “If you look at the industry, some of the most influential and successful people that have ever been involved in it came from very modest beginnings, as far as maybe the quality of their livestock or the success of their livestock initially. Instead of getting discouraged, they had the passion and motivation to get better, and it was that drive that allowed them to enjoy tremendous success and impact.”

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ALL TIME FAVORITE COW/BULL A bull that we purchased, KSU Bounty Hunter 611. That was a bull we purchased from Kansas State University in 2007 that I think really put us in a great position as far as the type of cattle that he sired. He was shown successfully, but more importantly consistently outbred himself and advanced our herd more than any sire has. “There’s one that we didn’t raise or own ourselves: his name would be C-S Pure Gold 98170. He was a Hereford bull that was born in 1998 that I think had as big influence in correcting the type of Hereford cattle that were being produced at that time, in terms of enhancing muscle shape, volume and performance.”

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and structure, while simultaneously using expected progeny differences to improve measured traits—for instance, weights, carcass ultrasound data, calving ease, scrotal and mature cow size,” he says. “Genetics is the discipline that really challenges us as far as making progress and decisions [regarding] improvement in the cowherd when faced with not only cattle’s generation interval and gestation length – but also with the random sample of genes passed on to each generation.”

things that are crucial for producers. To help them build demand for our cattle, the importance of docility, longevity, udder quality, foot structure and pigment becomes more readily apparent,” he continues. In another point of comparison, he adds that as “the Canadian marketing scenario is driven really by selling at weaning, there is probably a premium put on weight traits in Canada, compared to maybe the carcass or maternal traits that Americans may favour.”

Now, having returned home to take a larger role in his family’s operation, Leachman’s views on livestock judging have evolved based on his real-world experience. “When you go through the judging programs in the U.S., they’re very quality focused, and I think that’s one of their overlying demands—that the cattle be very attractive, very correct in terms of their design, and a lot of the American cattle probably do sacrifice a little bit of size, scale and performance.” He notes that when he returned home after studying in the United States, “I probably did focus on wanting to sell more females or have them be a bit more of that type. We have shifted to keeping most of our females to build the depth of our herd and bolster the maternal background and uniqueness of each potential bull to sell.

This spring, Leachman’s knowledge of beef conformation will be on display as he judges the Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic, taking place March 18-19 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. This event was “created to serve and promote youth in agriculture in memory of a fun, loving and inspiring young man,” the show organizers explain. A highlight of the Legacy Classic is the $20,000 in scholarships that will be given out to competitors each year. Scholarships will be awarded in 13 different categories, including conformation, showmanship and an essay competition. As well, there will be a banquet and social on the Saturday night of the show. “For the future of the show and to replenish the scholarship fund, we have a bronze of Cody that has been created and donated by Ken Frederickson and Donny Peacock, a donation heifer from Compass Ranch and a Facebook auction,” say the organizers of this event. People are encouraged to

“Now that I have been back here gaining experienceand selling modest numbers of commercial bulls, you realize it’s the little

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support these efforts by visiting their website, www.codysibbaldlegacy.com, or the show’s Facebook page, facebook.com/ codysibbaldlegacyclassic. The show capacity is limited to 150 head, and, showing an overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic response by the 106 juniors that will be competing this year, was filled at the time of writing. “We are overwhelmed and honored by the support, (and) are excited to excel youth in agriculture. We are pleased to give back to the agricultural community who has shown us overwhelming support,” say the Sibbalds, who welcome all to attend the show. “We are hoping to raise awareness about the passion in youth and agriculture and to grow this passion into the future.” Leachman is looking forward to judging this show, and applauds the motivation behind the creation of this special program honouring the memory of a young person. The Legacy Classic also places a focus on the learning opportunities and friendships developed by competing in junior livestock competitions. It's programs such as this, Leachman continues, that highlight the importance of youth involvement in agriculture and the tight-knit nature of the Canadian beef industry as a community. As a junior, Leachman describes himself

Above left Herefords have been the backbone of the Leachman herd for three generations.

as shy and less outgoing than others. “Looking back I probably didn’t take advantage of building those relationships as much as I could have,” he recalls. “When I got back (from school) and started judging some shows, exhibiting and taking a greater role in our operation, I thought it was remarkable how many people I faintly remembered or had met that I’ve become good friends with since. I always wonder if I had been more outgoing when I was younger, if I could have developed those relationships or acquaintances at a younger age. “It’s a very close circle, and I think no matter what breed you’re in or what your particular breeding program is predicated on, you can always see people and ask for advice or bounce ideas off each other and just generally enjoy their company, whether you see them a couple times a year or frequently,” he continues. “There are many people we highly respect from across the country and across breeds that we have intentionally visited to try and garner knowledge from; those people have been very kind and helpful to us. Those types of relationships wouldn’t have been built if not for our mutual interests as far as breeding better livestock and wanting to continually improve every aspect of our operation.”

“We are overwhelmed and honored by the support, (and) are excited to excel youth in agriculture...We are hoping to raise awareness about the passion in youth and agriculture and to grow this passion into the future.

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Right The Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic was created in memory of an inspiring young man. It will celebrate and showcase the development of Western Canadian youth in agriculture.

• O  rganizers of the Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic

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armers are often told to speak up, to tell their story, to be an “agvocate.� This is defined as someone who promotes agriculture by contributing to the ongoing conversation on food production in a respectful, meaningful way. However, are

farmers reaching the urban consumer through their current agvocacy efforts? Dylan Sher thinks not. In fact, the city boy-turned-aggie believes that the tension between farmers and consumers boils down to a misunderstanding.

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“I know friends who buy organic because they want to support family farms,” he said, noting that they don’t realize that conventional farms are family farms, too. The third-year agriculture business student at the University of Guelph has his sights set on being the mediator between these two groups through his “Before the Plate” project—a documentary about farming. He hopes to create something that is relatable to both rural and urban audiences. Sher grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, and, strangely enough, he wanted to farm from a young

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age. It all began at the private school he attended. It was home to gardens, sheep and a few chickens. He fondly remembers having science class out in the garden, and he first felt drawn to agriculture thanks to experiences like this. When the time came to pursue post-secondary education, Sher told his father that he wanted to farm, even though he wasn’t exactly sure how it would fit into his life. His dad responded by saying that he would have to go to school, and the best institution to attend would be the Ontario Agriculture College, a founding college of the University of Guelph.

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“I had cookie-cutter ideas about agriculture,” said Sher, although he didn’t know this until he started his first year at school and working at a dairy farm one summer between his university studies. After asking his “aggie” classmates about their farms, he realized that some of his ideas were actually a “greatly skewed” perception about agriculture. He said that he also remembers feeling a bit lost compared to some of his aggie classmates because he didn’t even know how to drive a tractor. Then one day, Sher had a light bulb moment. While working at the dairy farm, he took out his Smartphone and snapped a photo of the spotless milk house he’d just finished cleaning. He wanted to post the photo on Instagram to explain what was happening on the farm.

Left Most of the footage for before the plate will be shot on farms in Ontario. ©© Before the Plate

Top Right Sher (right) came up with the idea for the documentary. Raised in an urban environment and educated in agriculture, he offers a unique perspective on farming. ©© Before the Plate

Bottom Right "Before The Plate" attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and Canadian farmers. ©© 403B Photography

Left The project will follow various types of agriculture including organic and conventional practices to help showcase all aspects of Canadian farming. ©© Before the Plate.

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"In the city, many people think that organic is the only safe, healthy option and that GMOs are the worst thing that has ever happened."

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“I found myself in a unique position,” he said, remembering that he was more connected to the buzz of the city than a typical farmer. Searching to find his place within agriculture, he then decided to interview a few of his aggie friends, and then one thing lead to another. Overnight the idea morphed into “Before The Plate.” About a week later, he met up with an old friend for coffee. Sher began to tell him about his project. His friend, a film student at the University of Toronto, offered to help. It didn’t take much convincing, as his friend had attended the same school as Sher and recalled classes in the garden and spending time with a few head of livestock. The plan is to present the story about how food is produced in this country in a nonconfrontational way. Sher wants it to be “neutral,” featuring both conventional and organic farms, as well as large and smallscale operations; however, he explained, he wishes to emphasize the family farm and pride as the common theme between all of these types of operations. The film will start in an urban setting, a restaurant in Toronto, and follow a plate of food all the way back to the farm, allowing viewers to see the entire foodchain process. While the film’s production is still in its infancy, Sher envisions the first scene will zoom into a steak representing half of the dinner plate. Hit rewind and head back to the farm. The beef side of the story will feature a cow-calf operation and a feedlot yard. “There are films out there about agriculture that have consumers coming out scared,” he said. “In the city, many people think that organic is the only safe, healthy option and that GMOs are the worst thing that has ever happened.” He added that he wants to narrate the other side of this story, one that hadn’t

Unlike some other films that address this topic, the goal is not to strike fear into the consumer; it is to answer some of the common questions about food and how it arrives on our plate. ©© Before the Plate T o p S t o c k M a g a z i n e / S pT ro ipn g S t2o0 c1 k 7 Magazine / Spring 2017

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been presented to him growing up in the city. The three biggest public misconceptions facing agriculture today, he believes, are the overuse of pesticides, farmers being forced to buy GMO seeds from large ag companies and that farms are no longer family-run. Should farmers be changing their production systems to meet consumers’ demands? “They should not be changing,” Sher said firmly. “In a perfect world, well educated consumers would be helping farmers innovate but there are plenty of suggestions coming from people who have never been on a farm before”. He added that people often make up their minds on how food should be produced without understanding the circumstances. “What would you do if an animal was sick?” he asked, stating that those kind of scenarios have probably never crossed peoples’ minds. For the livestock-focused elements of the documentary, he hopes to bring in researchers and talk about the Codes of Practices that exist between the various commodity groups.

The film will eventually follow the food all the way from the farm, through processing and showcase the final product in one of Toronto's most up and coming restaurants.

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"In a perfect world, well educated consumers would be helping farmers innovate but there are plenty of suggestions coming from people who have never been on a farm before."

Sher explained that the challenge of being an agvocate is to be able to reach the non-farm audience—the average consumer. “The problem is that the two have never really met each other,” he said, referring to the farmer and the non-agricultural minded consumer. To garner some attention, the project was introduced as a #beforetheplate challenge on social media, encouraging people tied to a family farm to share a photo or a collection of photos of their favourite moment on the farm and tag three farm friends to do the same. Posts have been created and shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. “Farmers need to be the ones to support agriculture, people in the city have

never spoken to a farmer” he stated, adding that while the farmer is among the most trusted of professions, the agriculture industry as a whole is not generally trusted by the public. Sher hopes the documentary will provide people with more peace of mind about where their food comes from. The documentary will be shot in Ontario, starring young farmers, including a number of female primary producers. Some footage has been filmed at this time, though Sher said that about 95 percent of it still has to be filmed, as early footage was shot before he really knew how the concept would come together. The goal is to debut the documentary at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

"Farmers need to be the ones to support agriculture, people in the city have never spoken to a farmer."

The efforts put in by farmers to ensure their livestock are healthy and well-cared for are not well understood by the urban public.

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Reserve Charolais Bull

Reserve Charolais Female

Red Northline Promise 226Z, Northline Angus, K. Knott/4K Land & Cattle

Red Cinder Cheta 93C, Cinder Angus

MVY Direct Deposit 22D, Mcavoy Charolais

MVY Dr. Pepper 63D, Mcavoy Charolais Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

SVY Starstruck 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co.

MVY Starstruck 41D, Mcavoy Charolais 057


stockade round-up Polled Hereford Judge  Kyle Lewis – Spruce Grove, AB

Limousin Judge  Cole Harvie – Olds, AB

Champion Polled Hereford Bull

Champion Polled Hereford Female

Champion Limousin Bull

Reserve Polled Hereford Bull Remitall-W 50 Shades ET 12C, Double J Polled Herefords

Reserve Polled Hereford Female

Reserve Limousin Bull

K-Cow Brier 280B, K-Cow Ranch

TCF GHC 11X Miss Ultra 306A, HMS Hi-Cliffe

Greenwood Canadian Impact, Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Nordal Limousin

Cottage Lake Big Star, Boss Lake Genetics & Skull Creek Ranches

Horned Hereford Judge  Kyle Lewis – Spruce Grove, AB

Shorthorn Judge  Kyle Lewis – Spruce Grove

Champion Hereford Bull

Champion Hereford Female

Champion Shorthorn Bull

Reserve Hereford Bull

Reserve Hereford Female

Reserve Shorthorn Bull

HMS Hi-Cliffe 13X Dominic 56D, HMS Hi-Cliffe

LF 5Z Capone ET 70C, Lock Farms Ltd 058

Manchester 83T Free Style 450B, Manchester Polled Herefords

Big-Gully V-9 Venerable 320A, Top-50 Livestock

MJT 495Y Cindy 105C, MJT Cattle Co Ltd. Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

BAR 33 Direct Deposit 18D, Bar 33 Ranch

PVF Gravity 16C, Dixon Farms


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Limousin Judge  Cole Harvie – Olds, AB

Simmental Breed Judge  Cole Harvie – Olds, AB

Champion Limousin Female

Champion Simmental Bull

Champion Simmental Female

Reserve Limousin Female

Reserve Simmental Bull

Reserve Simmental Female

Shorthorn Judge  Kyle Lewis – Spruce Grove

Speckle Park Judge  Kyle Lewis – Spruce Grove

Champion Shorthorn Female

Champion Speckle Park Bull

Champion Speckle Park Female

Reserve Shorthorn Female

Reserve Speckle Park Bull

Reserve Speckle Park Female

Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom, Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Boss Lake Genetics

Cottage Lake Code Blue, Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Boss Lake Genetics

DF Godiva 7C, Dixon Farms

DF Isobel 2D, Dixon Farms

BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D, Black Gold Simmental

Mcintosh Formidable 26D, Mcintosh Livestock

CAJA Zepplin 1B, INC Cattle Co.

Ravenworth Invictus 103C, Garry & Donna Berting / Ravenworth Cattle Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Mcintosh Addictive 5C, Twisted Sisters Livestock & Halls Cattle Co.

Snider's Cipher 12D, Snider's Cattle Service

Jencrest Yavonna 6Y, Johner Stock Farm Ltd

Chloe Of Uneeda 60C, Wilf Sunderland 059


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Champion King of the Ring Jackpot

Champion Stockade Lady Jackpot

Grand Champion Female, Junior Show

Reserve King of the Ring Jackpot

Reserve Champion Stockade Lady Jackpot

Reserve Champion Female, Junior Show

MVY Dr. Pepper 63D, Mcavoy Charolais

Country Lane Archer 25D, Country Lane Angus & Pedersen Livestock

SC Mich Rose 613D, Serhienko Cattle Co.

Mcintosh Lexi 6D, McIntosh Livestock

Royal S Pride 42B, Brianna Kimmel

RPY Centerfold 77C, Shelby Bygrove

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Supreme Champion Bull, Champion Angus Bull

OHL Check Book 0187C, Premier Livestock, Peter Frijters Black Angus Judge  Ernie Wallace – Stotts City, MI

Charolais Judge  Kasey Phillips

Champion Black Angus Bull

Champion Black Angus Female

Champion Charolais Bull

Reserve Black Angus Bull

Reserve Black Angus Female

Reserve Charolais Bull

OHL Check Book 0187C, Peter Frijters

5T Power Chip 4790, Brad Gilchrist 062

Silver Springs Princess 138C, Sandy Reid

Brantnor's Flora 1D, Ron Bryant Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

SOS Chuckwagon 54C, Mike Panasiuk

Sharodon Double Vision 1D, Steve Burgomaster


NOVEMBER 4-13, 2016 » TORONTO, ON Judges (RAWF Supreme Show): Ernie Wallace, Jim Williams, Dennis Serhienko, Shane Lindsay, Bob Goble

Supreme Champion Female, Champion Angus Female

Silver Springs Princess 138C, RK Cattle, Sandy Reid; Reidholm Angus

Kasey Phillips – Waskatenau, AB

Hereford Judge  Jimmy Williams – Boling, TX

Champion Charolais Female

Champion Hereford Bull

Champion Hereford Female

Reserve Charolais Female

Reserve Hereford Bull

Reserve Hereford Female

WSS Annabelle 355A, Chester Tupling

CRG Princess Valentine 42D – Craig Oattes

MHPH MH 10Y Chase ET 221C, Jack McAughey

Elm-Lodge Cherokee 14C, Jessica Lasby Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

MHPH 10Y Nita 305B, Jack McAughey

JDL Janice 11X 119C, Justin, Joshua and Jessica Lasby 063


royal agricultural winter fair Shorthorn Judge  Dennis Serhienko – Maymont, SK

Limousin Judge Shane Lindsey – Prairie City, IA

Champion Shorthorn Bull

Champion Shorthorn Female

Champion Limousin Bull

Reserve Shorthorn Bull

Reserve Shorthorn Female

Reserve Limousin Bull

Champion Simmental Bull

Champion Simmental Female

Champion Limousin Female

Reserve Simmental Bull

Reserve Simmental Female

Reserve Limousin Female

Hill Haven Fire Storm 28C, Hill Haven Shorthorns

HC Bluebook 22B, Robert and Carolyn Ridler

Blenview Champagne 110, Jamie & Ellen Blenkiron

Hill Haven Breathless Tina 22C, Jamie & Ellen Blenkiron

Koyle Dr. Phil 1D, Koyle Farms

Bee Zee Polled Bazinga 8B, Bill A Zwambag

Simmental Judge  Bill Biglieni – Douglas, MB

XCEL Daytrader 401D, Kevin Macintyre

KDL Dunraven Dude, Kalie Dufault 064

Larose Chocolate Chip 2C, Jetstream Livestock and R Plus Simmentals

Greyledge Shimmer N Shine, David Grey Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Koyle Calendar Girl 13C, Koyle Farms

McConnell's Crazy In Love, Bailey McConnell


queen's guineas

NOVEMBER 4-13, 2016 » TORONTO, ON Photos: Grant Rolston Photography  Judge (Queen's Guineas): Rob Lundago

Grand Champion Steer Scott Barfett

Reserve Champion Steer Bailey McConnell

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national junior beef heifer show

Supreme Champion Heifer, Champion Angus Heifer Vos Vegas Beauty ET 15C, Hailie Conley

Champion Charolais Heifer

Champion Commercial Heifer

Champion Hereford Heifer

Reserve Charolais Heifer

Reserve Commercial Heifer

Reserve Hereford Heifer

Echo Springs Worthwhile 60C, Dylan Black

WSS Cute'n Country 561C, Madison Beishuizen 066

HCC Ms Cherry Coke, Kennidi Howe

Hcc Cosmo's Comet, Clay Howe Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

JDL Janice 11X 119C, Maggi Murray

Brendale Premier 301 Roxy 212D, Madison Ethier


NOVEMBER 4-13, 2016 » TORONTO, ON Judge: Bob Goble

Reserve Supreme Heifer, Champion Simmental, Charles John Watson V Memorial Award  IRCC Cherry Bomb 513C, Katie Elmhirst

Champion Shorthorn Heifer

Maple Stone Texas Queen 6C, Alexa Avelar

Reserve Simmental Heifer

Reserve Angus Heifer

Reserve Shorthorn Heifer

Champion Limousin Heifer

Champion Maine Heifer

Champion AOB Heifer

Reserve Limousin Heifer

Reserve Maine Heifer

Reserve AOB Heifer

Larose Chocolate Chip 2C, Bert Raven

Mcconnells Crazy In Love, Ashley McConnell

RLF 8C ET, Brad MacIntyre

Brantnors Flora 1D, Calley Williams

JCF Cover Girl 27C, Ashley Higgins

Mel-Matt Cant Touch This 11C, Ryan Colvin Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Shadybrook Perfect Fool 60D, Olivia Dempsey

Portercrest Candy 2C, Chloe Croghan

Glenfiddich Cece, Shelby McIlwraith 067


farmfair international

Alberta Supreme Champion Bull

Harvie Ranching, Hobbs Livestock, Round 'em up Livestock, Ellington Simmentals Black Angus Judge  Craig Guffey – Lawrence, KS

Red Angus Judge  Rob Lundago – Olds, AB

Champion Black Angus Bull

Champion Black Angus Female

Champion Red Angus Bull

Reserve Black Angus Bull

Reserve Black Angus Female

Reserve Red Angus Bull  Red Six Mile High Caliber 177C, Six Mile/Diamond T

Northline Cool Cat 76B, Northline Angus

Boss Lake Brilliance 615, Boss Lake Genetics 068

SC Mich Rose 30X, Serhienko Cattle Co, Michelson, Wheatland

Diamond T Bardolia 1441, Diamond T Cattle Co. Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Red Northline GFA Crush 16B, Northline Angus


NOVEMBER 9-13, 2016 » EDMONTON, AB Judges (Alberta Supreme Show): Hector Bonomi, Mary Hertz, Scott McCormack, Tom Baker, Mike Howe

Alberta Supreme Champion Female

Serhienko Cattle Co, Michelson Land & Cattle, Wheatland Cattle Co. Red Angus Judge  Rob Lundago – Olds, AB

Charolais Judges  Carman & Donna Jackson – Inglis, MB

Champion Red Angus Female

Champion Charolais Bull

Champion Charolais Female

Reserve Red Angus Female

Reserve Charolais Bull

Reserve Charolais Female

Red Wildman Miss Stocky 420B, Wildman Livestock

Red Northline TNF Izzy, Northline Angus

PCC Rome 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais

HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, Johnson Charolais Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

SVY Starstruck 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co

Gerrard Starstruck 11C, Gerrard Cattle Co. 069


farmfair international Gelbvieh Judge  Jordan Buba – Spruce Grove, AB

Limousin Show

Champion Gelbvieh Bull

Champion Gelbvieh Female

Champion Limousin Bull  Greenwood Canadian Impact, Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Nordal Limousin

Reserve Gelbvieh Bull

Reserve Gelbvieh Female  DVE Davidson Ms Navaho 26B, Davidson Gelbvieh

Reserve Limousin Bull  Greenwood Double

SLC Road Trip 103B, Severtson Land & Cattle

DVE Davidson Dunnit 25C, Davidson Gelbvieh

VV Wind Zong 45Z, Stone Gate Farm

Lowline Judge  Dawn Wilson – Bashaw, AB

Hereford show

Champion Hereford Bull

Champion Hereford Female

Champion Purebred Lowline Bull

Reserve Hereford Bull

Reserve Hereford Female

Reserve Purebred Lowline Bull

BP 87Z Standard Lad 130B, Bar Pipe Herefords

SGC 814Y Red Diamond 27C, Crone Herefords 070

Down, Greenwood Limousin & Angus

RVP 51X Ablaze 7A, Harvie Ranching, RSK Farms

FCC 48Y Natasha 11C, Flewelling Cattle Co. Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

MCR Tycoon, Muddy Creek Ranch

MCR Lock And Load, Muddy Creek Ranch


NOVEMBER 9-13, 2016 » EDMONTON, AB Photos: Show Champions

Multi Breed Show

Champion Limousin Female

Champion Multi-Breed Bull

Champion Multi-Breed Female

Reserve Limousin Female

Reserve Multi-Breed Bull

Reserve Multi-Breed Female

Champion Purebred Lowline Female

Champion Percentage Lowline Bull

Champion Percentage Lowline Female

Reserve Purebred Lowline Female

Reserve Percentage Lowline Bull

Reserve Percentage Lowline Female

Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom, Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Boss Lake Genetics

Cottage Lake Code Blue, Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Boss Lake Genetics

WSS Celebration, Willow Springs Stock Farm

Little Creek Don Juan 2D, Little Creek Farms

Little Creek Analise 2A, Little Creek Farms

Swiss Tradition Donalda 22U, Swiss Tradition Braunvieh

Lowline Judge  Dawn Wilson – Bashaw, AB

ILC Loaded With Pearls, Idaho Lowline Cattle Co

MCR Im All About The Bass, Muddy Creek Ranch

Stumpbles Yukon, High Point Lowlines

MCR So What, Muddy Creek Ranch Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

MCR Because I Said So, Muddy Creek Ranch

ILC Sassy Girl, Idaho Lowline Cattle Co 071


farmfair international Maine Anjou & Mainetainer Judge  Garth Rancier – Killam, AB

Champion Maine Anjou Bull

Champion Maine Anjou Female

Champion Mainetainer Bull

Reserve Maine Anjou Bull

Reserve Maine Anjou Female

Reserve Mainetainer Bull

ZMA Boomtown 610B, Bry-Ann Farms

Mr Rusylvia Diablo, Rusylvia Cattle Co

Miss Rusylvia Dream 49D, Rusylvia Cattle Co

Miss Rusylvia 35D, Partridge Hill Cattle Co

Shorthorn Judge  PJ Budler – Fort Worth, TX

ZMA Dazzle 14D, Bry-Ann Farms Speckle Park Judge  Dawn Wilson – Bashaw, AB

Champion Shorthorn Bull

Champion Shorthorn Female

Champion Speckle Park Bull

Reserve Shorthorn Bull

Reserve Shorthorn Female

Reserve Speckle Park Bull

Paintearth Cory 46C, Lilac Lane Farm

Bar 33 Bodacious 17B, Bar 33 Ranch Ltd. 072

JT Associate 162C, JT Livestock Ltd.

JTPH After Party 588C, JT Livestock Ltd.

RC Golden Cherry 601, Green Iron Show Cattle Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

CAJA Zepplin 1B, INC Cattle Co./Notta Ranch

Colgan’s Dexter D’angelo 01D, Colgans Cattle Company Corp


NOVEMBER 9-13, 2016 » EDMONTON, AB Photos: Show Champions

Simmental Judge  Mick Trefiak – Edgerton, AB

Champion Mainetainer Female

SC Bellatrix 63D, Miller Show Cattle, Serhienko Cattle Co.

Champion Simmental Bull  Harvie Red Summit 54, Harvie Ranching/Hobbs/Round 'em up/Ellington

Champion Simmental Female

Reserve Mainetainer Female

Reserve Simmental Bull

Reserve Simmental Female

Champion Percentage Simmental Female

Reserve Percentage Simmental Female

JAT Miss Stella, Kay-R Land & Cattle

Harvie JDF Splash 108B, Harvie Crest Cattle Co

LFE BS Violet 641A, Mader Ranches, Canadian Donors, Rust Mountain View Ranch

Outlaw Prima Donna 1B, Lone Star Angus & Rock Star Cattle

Speckle Park Judge  Dawn Wilson – Bashaw, AB

Champion Speckle Park Female

Cover Girl of PAR 57C, P.A.R. Ranch

Reserve Speckle Park Female Raina of MX 100D, MX Ranch

RCC Miss Supernova, Miller Show Cattle

New Trend Sparkle 4C, New Trend Cattle Co.

Legends of the Fall Judges  Bulls: Luke Marshall, Celso Gonzalez, Byron Templeton;

Females: Katie Songer, Tom Baker, Rodney Hollman

Champion Legends of the Fall Bull

DMM International 54D, Miller Wilson Angus Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Champion Legends of the Fall Female

Mader All Day All Night 6D, Mader Ranches 073


farmfair international

Champion Prospect Steer

NOVEMBER 9-13, 2016 » EDMONTON, AB Photos: Show Champions

Champion Prospect Heifer

Serhienko Cattle Co.

SC Bellatrix 63D, Miller Show Cattle, Serhienko Cattle Co. Prospect Steer & Heifer Show Judge  Brennon Archdekin – Pangman, SK

Reserve Prospect Steer Miller Show Cattle

Reserve Prospect Heifer Amy, Trinity Martin

UFA Junior Futurity Judges  Rach Wheeler (Purebred, Bred & Owned); Becky Domolewski and Chad Lorenz (PeeWee)

Champion Jr Futurity Bred & Owned

Champion Jr Futurity Purebred

Champion Jr Futurity Commercial

Reserve Jr Futurity Bred & Owned

Reserve Jr Futurity Purebred

Reserve Jr Futurity Commercial

2P Della 301C, Mckenzie Paget

Red Ter-Ron Alice 129D, Keely Adams 074

Wilbar Jennifer 728C, Kylie Willms

Red Redrich KD Firefly 121A, zBailey Dietrich Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

RCC Miss Supernova, Chase Miller

Amy, Trinity Martin


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Meet the winners of the 2016 RBC Beef Supreme Challenge WORDS BY PIPER WHELAN

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or those who dream of cattle show glory, one Saturday afternoon in late November is the destination after a year’s hard work. Regina’s Canadian Western Agribition wraps up the show season with its celebration of the best in Canadian beef—RBC Beef Supreme Challenge. The grand champions of the Agribition breed shows are joined by champions qualifying from 16 noteworthy livestock exhibitions across the continent, and a panel of judges determines which of these stellar females and bulls will take home the biggest title of the year. The 2016 edition of the Beef Supreme Challenge included 31 females and 40 bulls, a number of which were champions at multiple shows, representing a variety of breeds and regions. This year’s event saw a sweep by the Angus breed, claiming both the Supreme Champion Female and Bull honours. In the female competition, a breeding program that has graced the Beef Supreme Challenge several times rose to the top once again. The 2016 Agribition Supreme Champion Female was DMM Blackbird 105A, bred and owned by Miller Wilson Angus of Bashaw, Alberta. This victory marks the third time that Lee and Dawn Wilson and family have brought home a supreme title at this event. The winning cow is out of Southern Ox Blackbird 12J, and was sired by Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S. In addition to winning

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Grand Champion Black Angus Female at Agribition, she also won Grand Champion Black Angus Female at the 2016 Olds Fall Classic at Olds, AB. In the 2016 Angus Gold Show program, this female was runner-up for Black Angus Show Female of the Year. Her bull calf, DMM International 54D, is by SAV International 2020. Away from his dam’s side, he held his own in the show ring this fall, winning Reserve Champion in the Agribition President’s Classic show. He was also Grand Champion Bull in the Legends of the Fall show at Edmonton’s Farmfair International, and Reserve Champion in the Olds Fall Classic Star of Tomorrow event.

Top 2016 Agribition Supreme Champion Female DMM Blackbird 105A with DMM International 54D at side. ©© Show Champions

Left Celebrating their third win, Miller Wilson brought home their very first Agribition Supreme Champion Female award in 1999 with Red Sten Essence 42G ©© Show Champions

Titan Takes the Lead The breeders behind the 2016 Agribition Supreme Champion Bull, on the other hand, experienced the unreal rush of winning this major event for the first time. EF Titan 545, owned by Enright Farms of Renfrew, Ontario, and Cavanhill Farms of Kinburn, ON, was selected as the top bull among this year’s contenders. The yearling bull is out of EXAR Blackbird 5877 and by SAV Harvestor 0338. Enright Farms is located in the Ottawa Valley, an hour west of the nation’s capital. Established by Barry and Jane Enright, the farm is home to more than 400 head of cattle, and while their herd is primarily commercial, they also own about 70 purebred Angus females. The Enrights’ adult children, Sean, Robert and Lauren, are all involved in the family operation. Sean works full-time on the farm and lives there with his wife, Kathryn, while both Robert and Lauren work off the farm in road construction and as a teacher, respectively. Sean Enright tells us that his family raised purebred Limousin cattle in the 1980s, and introduced purebred Angus genetics into their herd in 2007. Their supreme-winning bull, Titan, is a result of this quality breeding program. The Enrights purchased his dam, born in 2007, from Oklahoma’s Express Ranches. “She was a 4-H project, and we showed her and flushed her, and she’s raised quite a few for us,” says Enright. Titan stood out among their other young bulls early on, weaning at a desirable weight.

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"When we made top ten, I was content walking away with that... it was a bit of a shock, that's for sure. "

Below 2016 Agribition Supreme Bull EF Titan 545. ©© Show Champions

Right EF Titan 545 also walked away with the Grand Champion Bull from the Agribition Angus show, in a rare year where both Agribition Black Angus champions went all the way to the top. ©© Show Champions

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“He wasn’t, from our perspective, a real show-type bull—one who could raise a lot of show heifers right off the get-go—but there’s a lot of guys looking for red meat and muscle in bulls, and he certainly has a lot of that.” In the spring of 2016, the Enrights sold Titan to Cavanhill Farms, a nearby commercial program and frequent bull buyer. “The deal was…that after he ran with cows I’d like to come see him, and if he was still holding his condition really well, we’d like to try to show him. So they agreed to that, and we brought him home, got him ready for the shows, and it took off from there,” Enright explains. After winning his first few shows, the Enrights bought back an half interest in Titan. “And then I guess the rest is history,” he says with a laugh. Titan and another yearling bull called Colossal, also his maternal brother, were in the Enright Farms’ show string for 2016, and both bulls placed well in shows across Ontario and in the United States. Although Enright had his eye on the bull’s brother as

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his show bull of choice, Titan exhibited traits he knew would turn heads in the show ring. “We knew as a yearling bull we’d like to show something with a lot of power, and it just worked out that we happened to have two brothers who could do that,” he says. On the road to Agribition, Titan claimed the honour of Champion Angus Bull and Supreme Champion Bull at the 2016 Renfrew Fair, and Champion Angus Bull and Supreme Champion Bull at Expo Boeuf 2016. As a result of his many show successes, he was awarded the title of the 2016 Junior Champion Black Angus Bull and Honourable Mention for Black Show Bull of the Year in the Angus Gold Show program. Taking top honours at Expo Boeuf qualified Titan for the Beef Supreme Challenge at Agribition, which was a factor in the Enrights’ decision to make the trip out to Regina. Agribition was their intended destination for a bull like Titan, whom the Enrights knew would be well suited to compete with


bulls from western Canadian breeding programs. “He outperformed a lot of the other [bulls they raised], and we thought that if we wanted to go west that was what we wanted,” says Enright. The family aims to make the trip west to Agribition every other year, and in alternating years they take cattle to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky—a shorter trek for them than traveling to Regina. “Something worked this time; we hit both this year just because we thought we had cattle good enough to go to both shows,” he states. Both Agribition and the North American

are ideal venues for different aspects of the Enrights’ breeding program and marketing channels. “Where we’re located, we can sell more show heifers, and for us to go down to Louisville, Kentucky, that’s more of a market we’re pushing with the show heifer end of it. We’ve sold a lot of cattle down there… If you’re in the show heifer business, that’s the show to go to,” says Enright. “It’s always nice, every once in a while, to see how you compare with the bigger guys down there.” In terms of the Canadian beef industry, Agribition is an important stop for doing business with western beef producers, a key market for Enright

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Farms. “It’s good for business to go out to that show as much as we can to promote our program out there, too—to prove that we’re not just in the show heifer business. We can still raise top-quality bulls as well.” This fact was evident when Titan went on to win Grand Champion Bull in Agribition’s Black Angus show. For all his confidence in his prized bull, Enright admits that the outcome of the Beef Supreme Challenge took him by surprise. “I didn’t really expect it at all. I was just happy to make top ten,” he says, noting that their original goal for Agribition was to do well in the Black Angus show. “After that you hope for a top ten, and if you don’t, we were still more than happy with winning the champion Black Angus bull out there. When we made top ten, I was quite content walking away with that, because there were some really good bulls in the top ten,” he continues, “it was a bit of a shock, that’s for sure. I was just standing there, waiting to see who won, and I was lucky enough to be the one to do it.” The moment their bull was selected as supreme champion, he explains, is still thrilling to think about. “We found the video from DMLS, and it still kind of sends chills down your back watching the video,” he adds. After Agribition, Titan went to stud at Bow Valley Genetics in Alberta, and

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he’ll be home in the spring for breeding. His show days, however, are now in the past. “We’ve kind of joked about trying to take him back again, but I don’t think we’ll chance it. You’d hate to see him get beat after that,” says Enright, who is happy to have Titan go out on top. “It was a great way to end it.” The family is already looking forward to what Titan’s brother can do in the show ring as a two-year-old in 2017. “I think he’s just as good as Titan is, so we’ll probably push him hard this year for the show career.” Enright describes this experience as an incredible feat for their program. “It’s something I’ve been dreaming of, something you dream of trying to accomplish, and to finally be able to achieve something like that makes you think you’re going in the right direction,” he says. “It reassures you of your breeding program and the decisions you make, because you never know how things are going to turn out, years down the road, but it’s done a lot for us.” He also views this win as a positive step and some encouragement for beef producers in eastern Canada. “It wasn’t just for our farm. It was kind of for Ontario,” he notes, explaining that some breeders in their area may find it hard to compete with western beef producers in that setting. “We were hesitant to go out there because it costs so much to go, especially with just one animal, and you never know what could happen. It was nice to be able to do that for us, but it was also nice to show the rest of the guys back east that we can compete, and it just takes a lot of hard work.” Bottom Left Titan heads to the victory pen after his win. ©© Show Champions

Bottom Left The 2016 judges line up for the huge task of judging the supreme champions. ©© Show Champions

Bottom Right The Supreme bull competitors line up before the top 10 are selected. ©© Show Champions

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2016 was also a memorable year for Enright and his wife, who welcomed their first child, Anna, in September. “It was a year that will be hard to beat for sure,” he says. And his overall thoughts on the show victory that capped off a special year? “It was an honour to win it, and it might never, ever happen again. Just to be in that moment was unbelievable. I’m just happy it happened, and if it never happens again, I’m content with that.”

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canadian western agribition Black Angus Judge  Bill Biglieni – Douglas, MB

Champion Black Angus Bull

Champion Black Angus Female

Champion Red Angus Bull

Reserve Black Angus Bull

Reserve Black Angus Female

Reserve Red Angus Bull  Red Six Mile High Caliber 177C, Six Mile Ranch, Diamond T, Sunberry Valley, Vikse Family Farm

EF Titan 545, Enright Farms, Cavanhill Farms

Brooking Silver Lining 5012, Brooking Angus Ranch, Sunrise Angus & CSI Angus

DMM Blackbird 105A, Miller Wilson Angus

SC Mich Rose 30X, Serhienko Cattle Co, Michelson, Wheatland

Red Six Mile Signature 295B, Six Mile Ranch, Blairs.Ag, Niobrara Cattle Company

Gelbvieh Judge  Kasey Phillips – Waskatenau, AB

Limousin Judge  Marlin LeBlanc – Estevan, SK

Champion Gelbvieh Bull  RWG Right Combination 5506, Royal Western Gelbvieh

Champion Gelbvieh Female

Champion Limousin Bull Highland Boston, Highland Stock Farms, Double 4R Farming

Reserve Gelbvieh Bull  AWB Birch's The

Reserve Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Limousin Bull  Cottage Lake Big Star,

Boxer 21D, Twin Bridge Farms

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Red Angus Judge  Tyler & Suzanne Smyth

DVE Davidson MS Navaho 26B, Davidson Gelbvieh

Fladeland Sparks Fly 29Z, Fladeland Livestock Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Boss Lake Genetics, Skull Creek Ranches


NOVEMBER 21-26, 2016 » REGINA, SK Photos: Show Champions

Tyler & Suzanne Smyth, Herbert SK

Charolais Judge  Dave & Krista Erixon – Clavet, SK

Champion Red Angus Female

Champion Charolais Bull  PCC Rome 437B,

Champion Charolais Female

Reserve Red Angus Female  Red Ter-Ron

Diamond Mist 26C, Ter-Ron Farms, Six Mile

Reserve Charolais Bull  HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, Johnson Charolais

Reserve Charolais Female

Limousin Judge  Marlin LeBlanc – Estevan, SK

Speckle Park Judge  Tom Warnyca – Montmartre, SK

Red Six Mile Gloria 195B, Six Mile Ranch, Niobrara Red Angus

Champion Limousin Female  Greenwood Pld

Prairie Cove Charolais, Cedarlea Farms

Champion Speckle Park Bull  Avbery Creek

SVY Starstruck 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co.

WSS Annabelle 355A, Rollin Acres Charolais

Champion Speckle Park Female  Notta 101Y

Zoom Bloom, Greenwood Limousin, Boss Lake

Banjo 01B, Codiak Acres

Cadence 213C, Jason Goodfellow

Reserve Limousin Female  Cottage Lake Code Blue, Boss Lake, Greenwood Limousin

Reserve Speckle Park Bull  Ravenworth Invictus 103C, Ravenworth Speckle Park

Reserve Speckle Park Female  Notta 13Z

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Photo-Finish 208D, Jason Goodfellow

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canadian western agribition National Polled & Horned Hereford Judges  Lee & Dawn Wilson – Bashaw, AB

Champion Polled Hereford Bull

Champion Polled Hereford Female

Champion Horned Hereford Bull  åTriple-A

Reserve Polled Hereford Bull

Reserve Polled Hereford Female

Reserve Horned Hereford Bull

BNC 201A Diamond Jim 102C, Glenlees Farm, Ron Schmidt, Micheal Caley Sr.

Remitall W GD Waterloo ET 12B, Remitall West, Glenrose Polled Herefords

RVP 51X Ablaze 7A, Harvie Ranching, RSK

Remitall West Belle 36B, Remitall-West

2059 Bam Bam ET 11B, Triple A Herefords

Big-Gully 102 Hurley 271C, Big Gully Farm

Maine Anjou Judge  Bryan & Tracey Wilms – Dundurn, SK

Champion Maine Anjou Bull

Champion Maine Anjou Female

Champion Mainetainer Bull

Reserve Maine Anjou Bull

Reserve Maine Anjou Female

Reserve Mainetainer Bull

ZMA Boomtown 610B, Bry-Ann Farms

LSCC Capital Flows 91D, Lightning Strike Cattle Co 086

Miss Rusylvia Calla 47C, Rusylvia Cattle Co, Tyson Pashulka

LSCC Daddy's Lil Girl 22B, Lightning Strike Cattle Co Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Vndy Happy Hour 624D, Vandy Cattle

JT Associate 162C, JT Cattle Co.


NOVEMBER 21-26, 2016 » REGINA, SK Photos: Show Champions

Simmental Judge  Dave Durie – Vegreville, AB

Champion Horned Hereford Female

Champion Simmental Bull  Wheatland Royal Flush 435, Wheatland Cattle Co.

Champion Simmental Female

Reserve Horned Hereford Female

Reserve Simmental Bull

Reserve Simmental Female  TWST Lizzie

GH Kilo Dominette 64D, Hirsche Herefords & Angus

BCD 323S Kenzie 217Z, Brad Dallas

Harvie Red Summit 54B, Harvie Ranching

Outlaw Prima Donna 1B, Lone Star Angus

Hearts 56C, Twisted Sisters Livestock, Meghan Hoffman, Brianna Kimmel

Shorthorn Judge  Luke Bowman – Green Forks, IN

Champion Mainetainer Female

Champion Shorthorn Bull  Hill Haven

Powerball 33D, Hill Haven Shorthorns

Geneva 128D, Carrie Braun

Reserve Mainetainer Female

Reserve Shorthorn Bull  ACC Delton 26D, Anwender Cattle Company

Chiquita 4C, Spady Farms

Diamond Ice, Koyle Farms

Miss Rusylvia Diamond, Rusylvia Cattle Co, Riley Pashulka

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Champion Shorthorn Female  Fraser's 27C

Reserve Shorthorn Female  Nimmo Reid 087


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Supreme Champion Heifer, Champion Angus Heifer Merit Socialite 5121C, Garrett Liebreich

Champion Charolais Heifer

Champion Commercial Heifer

Champion Hereford Heifer

Reserve Charolais Heifer

Reserve Commercial Heifer

Reserve Hereford Heifer

LAE Caroline 516C, Shelby Evans

Elder's Princess III 142D, Cassidi Elder 088

Miss Rusylvia Diamond, Riley Pashulka

Diamond Ice, Preslie Schmidt Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

BNC Glenlees 14Z Chantel 1D, Kyla Lees

BNC Glenlees 429 Nellie 71D, Emma Lees


NOVEMBER 26, 2016 » REGINA, SK Judges: Brad & Sarah Buchanan (Caronport, SK)  Photos: Show Champions

Reserve Supreme Heifer, Champion Red Angus Heifer Red Ter-Ron Diamond Mist 26C, Kasey Adams

Champion Shorthorn Heifer  ACC Candy's Bubbles Double 14D, Sadie Anwender

Reserve Black Angus Heifer

Reserve Red Angus Heifer

Reserve Shorthorn Heifer

Champion Gelbvieh Heifer

Champion Simmental Heifer

Champion Speckle Park Heifer

Reserve Gelbvieh Heifer

Reserve Simmental Heifer

Reserve Speckle Park Heifer

Wiwa Creek Belle 81'16, Emma Thomason

Tip Miss Cinnamon 73C, Nolan Thackeray

Tip Miss Deloris 11D, Mason Thackeray

Red Ter-Ron Alice 129D, Keely Adams

New Trend Karizma 5C, Jacey Massey

New Trend I'm A Ten 10D, Jacey Massey Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

True North Sweet Beauty 6D, Rylan Knupp

Cover Girl Of Par 57C, Faith Chibri

Dazzling Of Par 56D, Torrie Chibri 089


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Judges: Brad & Sarah Buchanan (Caronport, SK)

Champion Bred & Owned

Reserve Bred & Owned

Reserve Maine Anjou Heifer

Champion Cow with calf at foot

Reserve Cow with calf at foot

Champion Maine Anjou Heifer (no picture)

Bayview Acres Time 2 Shine 7D, Kayla Boot

Royal S Pride 42B (no picture)

Schwan Miss Eula 605D, Ty Schwan

LSCC Sweet As Sugar 80C, Bailey Mccormack

Red Blair's Bonita 3B, Baxter Blair

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Miss Rusylvia Dream, Taylor Pashulka

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 » REGINA, SK Photos: Show Champions

First Lady Classic Champion, Champion Angus

First Lady Classic Futurity Champion Female

First Lady Classic Reserve Champion, Champion Simmental

First Lady Classic Futurity Reserve Champion Female

Red Ter-Ron Diamond Mist 26C, Ter-Ron Farms, Six Mile Ranch

Twst Lizzie Hearts 56C, Twisted Sisters Livestock, Meghan Hoffman, Brianna Kimmel 090

NOVEMBER 26, 2016 » REGINA, SK

Royal S Pride 42B, Twisted Sisters Livestock

SVY Starstruck 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co.

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results


cwa prospect show

NOVEMBER 25, 2016 » REGINA, SK Judge: Garth Rancier (Killam, AB)

Champion Prospect Steer

Reserve Champion Prospect Steer

Champion Prospect Heifer

Reserve Champion Prospect Heifer

Rasmuson Cattle

KinRow Cattle

Nostadt Stock Farms

Brodie Gutzke

cwa president's classic

Champion Prospect Steer

BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D, Black Gold Simmental

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 » REGINA, SK Photos: Show Champions

Reserve Champion Bull & Champion Angus DMM International 54D, Miller Wilson Angus

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

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Photos: Show Champions

Champion 4-H Heifer

Champion Junior Heifer

Champion Purebred Heifer

Reserve 4-H Heifer

Reserve Junior Heifer

Reserve Purebred Heifer

Champion Pen of Three Bulls

Champion Junior Bull

Champion Senior Bull

Reserve Pen of Three Bulls

Reserve Champion Junior Bull

Reserve Champion Senior Bull

Georgia Wray

Jacey Massey

Miller Wilson Angus

Vikse Family Farm

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JANUARY 27-28, 2017 Âť CAMROSE, AB

Casey Trefiak

Maria Taschuk

Tyson Pashulka

Logan Friemark

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Miller Wilson Angus

JM New Trend Cattle Co

SS Cattle Co.

Glenrose Polled Herefords and Angus


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JANUARY 13 - FEB 4, 2017 » FORT WORTH, TX Photos: Barron Photographics

Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Female

Red Lazy MC Lorin 168D exhibited by Jaden Linthicum – bred by Lazy MC Angus

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results


national western stock show

Grand Champion Red Angus Female, Junior Show

WCR Cita 5098C, owned by Blairs.Ag, J6 Farms and JC Ranch

Grand Champion Red Angus Bull Damar Trump C512, Blairs.Ag

JANUARY 7 - 22, 2017 » DENVER, CO Photos: Show Champions

Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Female, Junior Show Six Mile Ms Cresta 250C, exhibited by Jacob Gall, NE – bred by Six Mile Ranch

Reserve Champion Red Angus Bull

RED NL GAF Crush 16B, Northline Angus

Premier Exhibitor, Red Angus Show Blairs.Ag Cattle Co

Champion Limousin Female  Riverstone

Charmed, exhibited by Madison Ratliff – bred by Riverstone Cattle Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Bull

Red Northline Revival 122C, Northline Angus and Cinco R Ranch, LLC

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull  RWG Right Combination 5506, Royal Western Gelbvieh Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

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FEBRUARY 9 -12, 2017 » SAN ANGELO, TX

Grand Champion Red Angus Female, Junior Show

Red Northline Ruby, exhibited by Riggin Stewart, TX – bred by Northline Angus

Grand Champion Angus Female, Open Show

Northline Betty Boop, exhibited by Abbey Guy, TX – bred by Northline Angus 096

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Judge: Mark McClintock, TX


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North Camp Angus

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