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ISSUE 15 WINTER 2018

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Hogberg looks to change the way Canadians view Junior show regulations

&

It's proven itself – Recalling the beginnings of embryo transfer Judge's profile – Garth Rancier crosses the Royal off his bucket list


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aTTenTIOn all JunIORS!

Any heifer calf purchased by a Junior in this sale is able to stay at the Ranch till Bonanza 2019. We will feed, breed, fit for show and transport her to Saskatchewan at NO COST. All juniors and/or family can come and stay prior to Bonanza and work with our juniors and their heifer.

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WORDS FROM THE

I am pleased to welcome you to the late fall issue of Top Stock. As we are busy polishing off this 15th edition, we have just had a return to sunshine after a challenging September for much of Western Canada. It was clear at the first few fall shows that competitors welcomed the chance to bring their cattle out and socialize – the only constructive thing they could do while the weather put harvest out of reach. We can't wait for the rest of the fall run. We will be at the Royal, Farmfair and Agribition with copies of the magazine, which contains a story that I think will be particularly fascinating for the 'younger generation.' I must admit that when Dr. Don Miller of Sundown Embryo Transplants recapped some of his adventures in the early transplant business, I had never really thought of the early years of a technology we take for granted. Hopping back to the present era, we also interview a promising youth with a fresh perspective on how Canadians view junior show regulations – whether you agree with John Hogberg or not, it must be noted that this is a worthwhile discussion to have. Finally, as has become tradition, we are excited to interview Garth Rancier, an accomplished cattlemen and judge that will be sorting through one of the largest and toughest junior heifer shows in the country at the Royal Winter Fair. 06

To our past and present advertisers, we pride ourselves on being a dynamic publication constantly evolving to serve our customers needs. To that end, we would like to take this opportunity to make a few announcements. Firstly, we would welcome your feedback and have produced a survey in tandem with this issue to find out how we can better serve your marketing goals. Fill it out and be entered to win a complimentary ad in an upcoming issue of your choice! Additionally, we are pleased to introduce the option to add video content to the digital edition of Top Stock. We are really excited about the ground-breaking potential this new technology brings to our online platform. Talk to us this fall about how to employ this for more advertising reach. By popular demand, we are planning on moving the publication date for our spring edition a bit earlier this February. Watch our social media for upcoming deadlines and start planning now to advertise your bull sale in Top Stock. We are an optimum platform to reach breeders of all breeds as Top Stock is read by all affiliations across the nation. Thanks for all your support in 2018 – See you at the shows! - Katie Songer

Top Stock Magazine / Winter 2018


WINTER 2018

FEATURES

IN THIS

ISSUE 20 28 70

It's Proven Itself – Recalling the beginnings of embryo transfer

Fresh Perspectives Hogberg looks to change how Canadians view junior shows

Judge Profiles Garth Rancier set to judge the RAWF Junior Heifer Show

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WINTER 2018

CROSS-CANADA COVERAGE

ISSUE 15 WINTER 2018

On the Cover Jordyn Williams, Kyle, SK; Indy Fowler, Bashaw, AB; and "Lady Glitter Sparkles" at the 2018 Young Ranchmans show.

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Hogberg looks to change the way Canadians view Junior show regulations

&

It's proven itself – Recalling the beginnings of embryo transfer Judge's profile – Garth Rancier crosses the Royal off his bucket list

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Left Baxter Blair wins Supreme Champion Female at the 2018 Young Ranchman's show with his Red Angus heifer. ©© Grant Rolston Photography

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M A G A Z I N E NEWS + NEWSMAKERS Sask Charolais Association Heifer Raffle

Olds Fall Classic Industry Leadership Award

The Saskatchewan Charolais

Olds Regional Exhibition is proud

Association is having a raffle for

to congratulate Sundown Livestock

a heifer in order to raise money

Transplants, Dr. Don, Rhonda,

for their “Whiteout in Weyburn”

Aaron, Chase & Alana (The Miller

conference that will take place in

Family) as the recipients of the 2018

Weyburn, Saskatchewan from July

Industry Leadership Award. ORE

24-27th, 2019. Rosso Charolais has

has honored many exceptional

donated pick of their heifer calves.

volunteers over the years but what defines this family as great is their

$20 a ticket, only 1,000 tickets being sold. The draw will take place at the 2018 Agribition Charolais Sale on November 22nd. For tickets contact any of the following: Jill Debenham at 1.306.495.7664 or any other SCYA family. 

loyalty, commitment, support, building, consensus and advocacy. The Millers are committed to enhancing and elevating excellence always. From their highly successful embryo transplant business to their accomplishments in the show ring and rodeo competitions to their dedication to volunteerism, the Miller family are an inspiration. The ORE honors their dedication to and love for the industry and salutes their outstanding achievements.

Canadian Junior Angus Association News The Junior Angus donation heifer will be selling at Agribition in the Power and Perfection Sale. We would like to extend a big thank you to Wright Youth can win Brooking Black Angel 8179 (above) in Brooking Angus Fundraiser

Livestock for donating

Brooking Angus fundraises for youth

this heifer! All funds from

To support youth, 4-H and junior show programs, Brooking Angus

into our Canadian Junior

Ranch is giving away one of their top end heifers to a junior ages 8 to

Angus Scholarship fund.

18. To win the heifer, an entry needs to be puchased in the name of a Junior that is an active member of 4-H or a Junior Association, and a Canadian citizen. They will draw a name and that lucky junior owns the heifer. 7 more names will be drawn and each will be able to designate 10% of the money raised by ticket sales to a favorite junior show, 4-H club or a junior breed Association (doesn’t have to be Angus). The remaining 30% will automatically be donated to the Canadian Junior Angus Association. A maximum of 200 entries for $50 each will be on offer and all the money raised will be donated to the designated

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this heifer will go directly

The Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) conference will be held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Feb. 16-18, 2019. Travel bursaries are available for both Purebred and Commercial members. In addition to the informative conference and opportunity to meet junior members from across the country, everyone who attends is eligible to win a heifer voucher from the Canadian Angus Foundation that is redeemable towards the purchase of a Canadian Angus animal. Visit juniors.cdnangus.ca for more information.

programs. Entries must be purchased by November 10 and draw

For older Canadian Junior Angus members, keep in mind that the

date will be on Facebook Live the morning of their female sale day,

deadline to apply for the Foundation Legacy Scholarship is Jan. 15, 2019.

November 12, 2018. To purchase an entry or for more details, email

In addition, if you are interested in getting involved on the junior board

brookingangus@outlook.com, or text/call at 306-861-4155.

as a director for your province, nominations are due by Jan. 5, 2019.

Top Stock Magazine / Winter 2018


Canadian Charolais Youth Association News The CCYA is hosting the following upcoming events: 1) CCYA Semen Auction on November 22, 2018 in conjunction with the Charolais sale at Canadian Western Agribition. Proceeds go towards the Leadership Scholarship which are given to worthy senior members who have contributed greatly to the Charolais Half sister to the ManSask Gelbvieh Association donation heifer, donated by Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, SK

Davidsons to donate heifer to ManSask fundraiser The ManSask Gelbvieh Association will be the host of the 2018 National Gelbvieh show at the 2018 Agribition in November. The show will bring exhibitors from across Canada and the US. During the sale the association will have a fund raiser selling tickets on a heifer donated by Davidson Gelbvieh from Ponteix, Sask. The proceeds from this will go to the promotion of Gelbvieh through both provinces. This stylish heifer will go to one lucky ticket holder. Tickets are 10$ and can be purchased

breed and are leaders among youth.  2) The CCYA will be hosting Online Fundraiser Auction through Facebook. Items will be gathered/donated by Charolais youth members and proceeds will be put towards running CCYA programs such as the Genetics program, Buy and Show program and other activities  3) The CCYA Buy and Show Program provides a monetary rebate to Juniors who purchase their own Charolais or Charolais cross heifer or steer. If the animal is then shown, additional money can be received. For more info on CCYA and our programs check out our website youth.charolais.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Canadian Junior Hereford Association News The Junior National

by contacting Ian Thackeray at 306-861-7687.

Hereford Bonanza

Canadian Junior Gelbvieh News

show will be held July 31 – August 3, 2019 in

At this year’s Canadian

Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Western Agribition

The Hereford Steer

the Junior Gelbvieh

Showdown is a new

Association will host

program at Olds College

their National Junior

developed through the

Gelbvieh Show. This

Canadian Hereford

will include photo contests, showmanship, team grooming, team marketing, and conformation classes. The Junior Gelbvieh Association currently has a $1,600 sale credit for the Wish List Sale (Dec. 1, Red Deer, AB) up for grabs. For your chance to win this sale credit, submit a photo of yourself showing your Gelbvieh or Gelbvieh influence calf to the Canadian National Junior Gelbvieh Association’s Facebook page or email it to jessica.andruchow@yahoo.ca by Nov. 25th. Send the Canadian Gelbvieh Association a photo of yourself showing your Gelbvieh or Gelbvieh influence calves and you will receive a token of appreciation from your provincial Gelbvieh Association.

Association (CHA) that will provide a great source for gathering more carcass and performance data on Hereford and Hereford influence cattle. The program is open to adults and juniors, members and non-members of the CHA, with a discounted entry fee being provided to juniors. Individuals enter a single steer or a group of three steers each weighing approximately 600 to 700 pounds upon arrival in Olds at the end of October. While at Olds College the steers will be fed between 190-220 pounds of feed per day. The entry funds will be compiled into a jackpot prize at the end of the trial and will be rewarded to the owners of the steer(s) with highest retail value, highest average daily gain, largest ribeye and highest marbling scores (junior and adult divisions). At the conclusion of the program, information will be released to the contestants providing

Remember these dates: Nov. 20 (Canadian Gelbvieh Association AGM);

detailed information on weight gain and progression, ultrasound data,

Nov. 21 (National Gelbvieh Show); Nov. 22 (National Gelbvieh Sale)

carcass data and quality grades.

Young Canadian Simmental Association The YCSA board would like to thank the Alberta juniors as well as the Alberta Simmental board for hosting a great National Junior show in Olds this past summer. Our Quebec Juniors are already looking forward to a great year ahead as they prepare to host the 2019 YCSA National Classic as well as the CSA Convention in St- Hyacinthe, Quebec August 8-11, 2019. Top Stock Magazine / Winter 2018

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M A G A Z I N E NEWS + NEWSMAKERS Kemp Farms starts Family Scholarship Trust

sell at least 2000 tickets. All money raised will go into the Kemp Farms Family Scholarship Trust. They have selected 3 cattle shows to give away a $1000 scholarship and a buckle: The Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic, Summer Synergy and the Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic. For youth to be eligible, they must be a registered participant in the show and must submit a 500 word (minimum) essay, letter, speech, or story about mental health and/or suicide prevention in agriculture. Participants may enter at all three events. However, each entry must be original content and participants are encouraged to create something beautiful with each entry, in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation in

The Kemp family of Innisfail, Alberta is proud to announce a campaign

which this campaign was created.

that will help spread awareness of mental health issues and suicide

The Kemp Family Scholarship Trust is inspired by Lee Kemp's own

prevention through a new initiative to benefit youth in agriculture.

personal struggles with mental health and his hope that awareness will

They will be raffling one of their steers and the winner will receive the

help prevent others in agriculture from experiencing the same thing.

steer, cut and wrapped, along with a freezer to go with it as well as his

To support this initiative or purchase tickets, please visit our Facebook

beautifully coloured, tanned hide. Tickets will be $10 and they aim to

page www.facebook.com/KempFamilyScholarshipFund/

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Don Miller has been involved in embryo transfer from its very early days in Canada in the 1970s. He has seen the technique help the cattle industry evolve from a few basic breeds to the more diverse—and more productive— programs on Canadian farms and ranches today. The development of embryo transfer has not only produced better cattle, he says, it has led to a better-educated generation of breeders. “You'll be hard pressed to find anyone under 30 that's not aware of frozen embryos or embryo transfer and also all the reproductive idiosyncrasies of the cow—understanding their cycle, what goes on where, what hormones are involved,” Miller said. “It's been a tremendous learning tool.” Miller was a high school student in the early 1970s when permits became available to import cattle from Europe. Canadian herds were primarily Hereford, Angus, and Shorthorns until then, and the prospect of introducing new genetics to the industry was exciting.

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“Of course there was the lure of something like a new kid on the block. And a chance of making thousands of dollars in breeding programs if it went good, and the chance to lose thousands if it didn't,” Miller said. “So a lot of established cattle people imported one or two different breeds from Europe, and tried to incorporate those genetics into their existing program” “Most of the new breeds were dropped, but some stayed. It was a chance to get new genetics into Canada that weren't available before, because there were no frozen embryos or semen from these breeds. And to bring live cattle over, there were lots of hurdles,” Miller said.

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The obvious hurdle was the cost. It would run about $10,000 to ship an animal from overseas, in addition to the purchase price, and once it arrived in Canada it was quarantined as a precaution. Embryo transfer was still in its early stages at that time. But to take advantage of the opportunity to introduce new breeds, and to populate Canadian herds with purebred offspring, the industry moved embryo transfer from experimental to production mode.

Above Dr. Don Miller searches for embryos with a stereo microscope capable of enlarging 100 times or more. ©© Alana Williams

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Donor cows were housed in embryo transplant facilities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. They were given injections and inseminated, and embryos were recovered and transferred. Right Top Thousands of embryos are stored in LN2 tanks for future use within Canada or sales internationally. ©© Alana Williams

“This all sounds very similar to today’s transplant centres, but a lot was different then,” Miller said. “The veterinarians felt that the only way to recover embryos was to flush them out of the donor’s oviducts, which necessitated intervening three days after their heat and insemination.” “To access the oviduct of a bovine required abdominal surgery, the donor cow being intubated and placed on a gas anesthetic machine and wheeled into a sterile surgery room after she had been surgically prepped and draped, along with all surgeons and assistants having to cap, mask and gown!” It worked, but it was elaborate and expensive, and hard on the donor cow. Because it involved physically handling the structures around the ovaries, there would often be damage that rendered a valuable donor cow sterile.

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The recipients, meanwhile, also required general anesthetic to receive the embryos, which were placed into their oviducts via a midline incision. Embryos had to be transferred while fresh, because there was no technique to safely freeze them. At any time, the transplant centres could have a couple dozen anesthetized recipients lying on their sides, breathing through tubes as they recovered from the surgery. At optimum production, about 50 heats per day were required. With no drugs available to synchronize their heats, a thousand recipient cows had to be on hand with careful attention being paid to their heats. “I was just a grade 12 kid at that time, helping out with those thousand cows,” Miller said. “Our family actually owned all those cows, and we did all of the feeding and the heat checking, sorting and hauling and then trucking them back to our location. “And so I worked three different places with that whole operation—getting the cows gathered, doing the heat checking, hauling them over and helping with the

"To access the oviduct of a bovine required abdominal surgery, the donor cow being intubated and placed on a gas anesthetic machine and wheeled into a sterile surgery room."

surgeries. But that's the detail that it took to get things done.” To preserve the donor cows’ fertility, and to avoid the costs of midline surgery, the centres started trying to recover the embryos seven days after ovulation, after they had entered the donor’s uterus. This eliminated the need for the invasive surgery. The results were encouraging. The recipient cow also had to wait for about seven days after her heat and ovulation. At this point, a vet would make a 10-centimetre incision on the cow’s flank, manoeuvre the uterine horn out through the incision, and implant the embryo through a small puncture hole in the uterus. Then, “the uterine tip was simply wiped and replaced back into the abdomen, and the muscle and skin were sutured,” Miller said. The next important development was the ability to freeze embryos. Mouse embryos were used for research—most mammalian embryos are 64 cells at about 7 days, so they were essentially similar to bovine embryos. The key to safe freezing was to find a cryoprotectant, a medium that could displace most of the water from the embryonic cells. This would keep the Left A group of embryo calves prior to advent of freezing. ©© Rob & Marci Matthews, Highland Stock Farm

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cells from expanding as they froze, thus keeping the cell membranes intact. Glycerol was used at first, and then ethylene glycol. These compounds would normally be toxic, but in the cooled and frozen state, the embryo is not trying to metabolize or grow. Once the embryo is thawed, the cryoprotectant is removed by the same osmotic process that it entered with, this time in reverse. It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of embryo transfer, it was the rare opportunity to import European cattle breeds, the expense of transporting a “critical mass” of animals, and the ingenuity of industry players, that revolutionized breeding practices in Canada and worldwide. In fact, Miller says, embryo transfer is now one of the primary means of breeding on many farms. “It's proven itself,” he said. “Year after year we go to farms and the first thing they do when they start their breeding program, is embryo transfer. They follow up with artificial insemination, and then turn a bull out to cover the cows that didn't become pregnant with the first two procedures.” “So it's built into the breeding programs. It's year after year, and at certain farms if it’s not the same Wednesday of a certain week in April, it’s the Thursday or the Tuesday. They’re that regimented to it, that's when they start to breed. And you're part of their whole breeding program.” Miller’s Sundown Livestock Transplants is one of four embryo transfer centres in Alberta. These centres employ six veterinarians certified to export embryos

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Above Non-surgical flushing equipment and embryo filter. ©© Alana Williams

(there are currently 67 certified veterinarians in all of Canada). Miller has seen embryo transfer grow from the time he was checking heats and trucking cattle 50 years ago, to the point today where it’s “almost as commonplace as driving into a Tim Hortons drive-thru.” And it’s still evolving. Embryos can be sexed, and calves can be sexed in utero through ultrasound; a single embryo can be split to create identical twin calves; cloning has been done in horses, cattle, and sheep; and in vitro fertilization appears to have a bright future, especially using sexed semen. Embryo transfer has been a huge part of improvements to cattle and herd quality, and beef productivity, worldwide. After all, a tank containing 1,000 frozen embryos can be shipped overseas for about $1,000 these days—a big step forward from $10,000 per animal in the early 1970s. This gives breeders a world of choices for genetics. In Canada, five major breeds—Simmental, Charolais, Maine Anjou, Gelbvieh and Limousin—owe their success to that early

importing program. There are animals today whose pedigrees go back to the first imports, and there is even semen still available from a few of those imported bulls. The Canadian success story has been replicated in countries around the world. For Miller, who has been involved in embryo transfer for his entire career, the sense of personal satisfaction is twofold. “I’ll start with the people themselves,” he said. “I've worked at a lot of farms now for three generations. In other words, I started off with the grandparents, then their sons and daughters and now I work with the grandkids.” “And then of course seeing the cattle that you produce. I just was looking at an online video sale in Australia, and probably 80 per cent of the cattle are embryos we exported. The other 20 per cent are one generation removed from original imported embryos. “Yes, it is very gratifying to see the resulting calves and the successes that the breeders are having, within Canada and worldwide.”

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A Fresh Persp

17-year old John Hogberg is passionately looking to change the way Canadians view junior show regulations

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or most people, age thirty is a dreaded milestone, but for young Canadian livestock exhibitors, age twenty-one is that that landmark. Turning twenty-one signifies the end of your junior show career. It is the unfortunate number that restricts the opportunity to be on the halter or back in the chutes pulling legs at livestock contests labeled “junior”. However, 17-year old John Hogberg is

passionately looking to change the way Canadians view junior show regulations in regards to guardian participation. For Hogberg, showing cattle is a family affair and symbolizes more than just banners. Bar H Land and Cattle, Hogberg’s family operation, has found success at both fall majors and spring jackpot shows, but continues to keep their focus on their

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breeding program and the functionality of their mostly black Angus cow herd. “When you’re judging an animal, you don’t just think about when they are in the show ring. You have to think about how they can function in a cow herd.” Hogberg continued his explanation by describing that his values lie in soundness, body type, muscle, and overall look.

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“You can go out there and win all the shows you want, but when you get back to the barn, what brings you all together? It’s the people. It’s the friendships. It’s the memories."

2011 marked the beginning of Hogberg’s show career. In just 7 short years, he has found success through his experiences and by watching accomplished fitters and cattlemen. It is Hogberg’s social skills that have helped him generate relationships and develop connections within the show industry. “I like going around shaking hands.” Hogberg mentioned. The Saskatchewan native was eleven years old when he first set his sights on two Kansas junior college livestock judging teams. The grade twelve student hopes to attend either Butler or Hutchinson Community College next fall. The dream of collegiate judging stems from having role models who are products of these programs. Hutchinson and Butler have both been popular destinations for Canadian judges over the years, and former team members have helped connect Hogberg with the judging team coaches. Hogberg applies his judging skills when selecting Bar H’s show string. Last fall, the family exhibited Bar H Cora 97D, who helped the Hogberg family capture their first Agribition Angus banner. She will return to the show string this fall with her April heifer calf at side, along with a March born bred Angus heifer, and potentially a Hereford heifer. Hogberg expressed his excitement at having the two-year-old pair in the ring again and his hopes for them as they attend the Canadian Western Agribition and Manitoba AG Ex this fall.

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Top Agribition's Junior Beef Extreme show is one of the few Junior shows in the country that models itself after John's 'ideal' show – parents working alongside their kids to prepare cattle for the junior ring. ©© ShowChampions

Bottom Judge Jack Ward congratulates Hogberg on his win at the 2017 Agribtion in a very competitive Angus show. ©© ShowChampions

Although Hogberg has selected a competitive show string for this fall, to him, showing cattle is about the memories made in the barn. “You can go out there and win all the shows you want, but when you get back to the barn, what brings you all together? It’s the people. It’s the friendships. It’s the memories.” The social aspect of shows has always been appealing to Hogberg and has played a large role in his passion for the industry. Hogberg has been immersed in the American stock show culture since age 7 and says “My favorite show of all time would have to be the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.” Although, Bar H Land and Cattle no longer takes cattle to Denver, Hogberg makes sure to bring his clippers and comb to help the other exhibitors. In the last few years, as a result of the relationships he has made by fitting for breeders at the National Western, he has had the opportunity to fit at other American shows. Since 2009, Hogberg has only missed one or two trips to the National Western Stock Show. Hogberg has had the opportunity to travel and fit cattle in the United States for some of the most competitive show cattle operations. When contrasting the American show environment to a Canadian outlook he mentioned that,

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“In my world, my dad is the one who has gotten me to where I am today. I would be nobody if my dad was not Robin Hogberg.”

“To them (fitting) is a professional sport, not just a hobby.” He continued on to say that, “It’s raising the roof of expectations and knowledge.” His experiences have fueled his passion for grooming cattle and inspired him to take his fitting career in a similar direction. He encourages everyone to seek similar opportunities as it was a tremendous learning experience for him. “If you ever get the chance to go down there, just take a pen and a notebook with you.”

he hoped to leave behind, he expressed that “I want my legacy to be my dad’s, but with a twist of John...Every single time I walk out that door, I’m thinking ‘I want to be more like my dad.’” Hogberg hopes to be remembered for his character rather than his accomplishments, and went on to say that “I don’t want them to remember how many cattle shows I won because they are just banners. They’re just cloth. They do not define who you are.” Character is something Hogberg holds a lot of value in.

Despite all of the breed influencers and big names that Hogberg has had the “Your conduct, your character, and your privilege to work for and communicate conversation. Always keep those three with, it is his father that he admires the things in mind.” The “three C’s” are what most. “In my world, my dad is the one Hogbergommolor considers be his philosophy Top Pisti doluptam, alit, to sandam who has gotten me to where I am today. on life. He believes that nonsequae quatus ius quis atur, sitis it is the way you doloratur ad quia adisquam, te volupta I would be nobody if my dad was not conduct yourself, how you act, and what ©© Obit la qui tempe Robin Hogberg.” you say, that creates the image others have Right Pisti of doluptam, you. ommolor alit, sandam When Hogberg talked about the legacy nonsequae quatus ius quis atur, sitis doloratur ad quia adisquam, te volupta ©© Obit la qui tempe 032

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For Hogberg, it is important that all of glory of his accomplishments are shared with those who have helped him along the way. “Everything I do, I give credit to my dad and my heavenly father… on the registration paper it may say ‘Bar H Land and Cattle’, but we are breeding cattle for the Lord.” He mentioned that his father instilled his Christian values and helped him become the Godly man that he is today. Last July, Hogberg got to attend the American Hereford junior national show with Jensen Brothers Herefords, where he observed a difference in adult participation in comparison to Canadian junior show regulations. In the United States, junior shows are more lenient towards parents assisting children with their projects and as to who is grooming animals, “It’s a family thing.”, he described American junior shows as.


“I want my legacy to be my dad’s, but with a twist of John...Every single time I walk out that door, I’m thinking ‘I want to be more like my dad.'"

Hogberg competes at the 2017 Young Ranchman's show. ©© Top Stock Magazine

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To Hogberg, Canadian junior shows should be family orientated as well by allowing for more participation of family members regardless of age. “We were all once at that age where you have no idea what you’re doing. You’re scared and you don’t want to be scared by yourself. You would like to have that guardian figure there to help you and guide you and you can’t do that now-a-days.” First year showmen are often advised to seek experienced exhibitor’s help which Hogberg encourages. However, he also offers the idea that the senior exhibitors have their own cattle and without the help of others, may not have the “man power” to assist younger members as much as they would like. “It has really put a road block in front of the learning process of kids wanting to get involved.” He continued. Allowing for assistance from family members will benefit both juniors who are eager to learn, and seniors who are willing to teach. “Bring the family back to the junior shows,” Hogberg summarized. “Helicopter parents” or the use of professional fitters is a typical argument against Hogberg’s

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suggestions. Canadian junior shows find it unclear as to how involved parents should be without interfering with the learning process junior shows provide. This played a large role in junior shows becoming limited to age 21 and younger. However, the benefits of learning from the experienced showmen is something Hogberg is passionate towards. “In the long term, the kids may not advance their skills unless they are paying close attention, but in the short term the animal is being presented well. I personally have benefited from working alongside my parents and professional fitters while attending junior functions in the United States,” Hogberg commented. The combination or work ethic, passion, and faith makes Hogberg an asset to the livestock community. His international experiences have helped him develop his cattleman skills and apply them to his own operation, making Bar H Land and Cattle a serious competitor on the show road. At just age seventeen, John Hogberg has his sights set on the future and making it as bright as possible for this industry.

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Above Bar H Cora 97D, with Hogberg at the halter, picks up the win for th Angus division of the Junior Beef Extreme show at Agribition. ©© ShowChampions


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Reserve Angus Female JEM Bluebell 5D JEM Farms

Champion Hereford Female Elm-Lodge Extraordinaire 29E Dusty Breeze Farm

Reserve Charolais Female Balamore Estevez 745E Balamore Farms Ltd

Reserve Commercial Female ASC Dallas Midway Farm

Reserve Hereford Female Thunderbrook 10Y Elena 9E Thunderbrook Farm

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SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2018  HANTS COUNTY, NS Judge: Dennis Serhienko  Photos: Jill Renton Livestock Photography

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Champion Limousin Bull Balamore Endeavour 701E Balamore Farms Ltd.

Champion Shorthorn Bull Charlton Fair-Dinkum Wave Charlton Farm

Champion Simmental Bull WKF Gladiator 38E Windy Knoll Farm

Reserve Limousin Bull Balamore Fully Auto 806F Balamore Farms Ltd.

Reserve Shorthorn Bull DTCC Freckles 4F Cloverdale Shorthorns

Reserve Simmental Bull WKF Custom Made 64F Windy Knoll Farm

Champion Limousin Female East Coast Flower 832F Balamore Farms Ltd.

Champion Shorthorn Female Green Grove Red Sarah 13D Charlton Farms

Champion Simmental Female JT Crown Jewel C&W Saltwater Simmentals

Reserve Limousin Female TOTH Elly May 1E Top of the Hill Farm

Reserve Shorthorn Female Frasers Sindys Ester 2E Fraser Farms

Reserve Simmental Female JT Opal Cams Cattle Company

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SEPTEMBER 21-24, 2018 » BARRIERE, B.C. Judge: Jay Wildman (Homegrown Steers/Females); Rob Voice (Steers)  Photos: Grant Rolston

Supreme 4-H Female Amanda McGillivray

Champion 4-H Steer Amanda McGillivray

Champion Futurity Calf Barry Brady

Reserve Supreme 4-H Female Meghan McGillivray

Reserve 4-H Steer Rylonn Elliot

Reserve Futurity Calf Meghan McGillivray

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SEPT 21-24, 2018 Âť KAMLOOPS, BC Judge: Fred Taylor

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Champion 4-H Steer Austin Gray

Champion 4-H Female Emira Dempsey

Supreme Champion Female Tavish Comrie

Res Champion 4-H Steer, Ch Homegrown Dyllan MacLean

Reserve 4-H Femalea Tavish Comrie

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SEPT 28, 2018 » TRURO, NS Judge: Scott McDonald  Photographer: Barn Girls Photography

Grand Champion Steer Clayton White

Reserve Champion Steer Reegan Sawyer

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SEPT 29, 2018 » DOUGLAS, MB Judge: Erika Easton, Kari-Ann Weddall, Norbert DeRocquigny

Champion 2 Year Old Futurity Female N7's Blackwood Lady 2D and NYK Boomer 6F NYK Cattle Company

Champion Futurity Yearling MTF Legally Blonde 32E Kaitlyn Davey

Champion Futurity Calf KCH Primrose 805F KCH Cattle Company

Reserve 2 Year Old Futurity Female TWN Diva 1D and TWN Fever 1F SunTek Livestock

Reserve Futurity Yearling TWN Echo 3E Sunblade Charolais

Reserve Futurity Calf Silver Lake Fancy 17F Silver Lake Farms

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Supreme Champion Female, Champion Black Angus Carson Liebreich

SEPT 29, 2018 Âť SWIFT CURRENT, SK Judge: Tyler Smyth

Reserve Supreme Female, Reserve Black Angus Garrett Liebreich

Champion Commercial Female Kylie Berner

Champion Hereford Female Luke Andrews

Champion AOB Female Will Rosso

Reserve Commercial Female Matt Hansen

Reserve Hereford Female Jade Sibbald

Reserve AOB Female Haley Rosso

Champion Red Angus Female Keaton Kaufmann

Reserve Red Angus Female Keaton Kaufmann Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

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OCTOBER 5-7, 2018 Âť OLDS, AB Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

Champion Angus Bull 5T Bag Of Chips 6092D Laurie Morasch, Lazy MC Angus

Champion Red Angus Bull Red DKF Racer 8E Darcy Olesky, Shiloh Cattle Company

Champion Hereford Bull MLL 10Y Rocky ET 225D Matthew Trefiak, MJT Cattle Company

Reserve Angus Bull DMM International 54D Dawn & Lee Wilson, Miller Wilson Angus

Reserve Red Angus Bull Red Ter-Ron Rosco 10F Rob Adams, Ter-Ron Farms

Reserve Hereford Bull GH 377X Eclipse 27E Grant Hirsche, Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

Champion Angus Female Riverstone Georgina 9C Madison Sibbald, Compass Ranch

Champion Red Angus Female Red Ter-Ron Diamond Mist 138D Rob Adams, Ter-Ron Farms

Champion Hereford Female FCC 2012 Betty 18E, Curtis Flewelling & Nathan Flewelling, Flewelling Cattle Co.

Reserve Angus Female GCC Lovely Ann 935E Brittany Boss, Boss Lake Genetics

Reserve Red Angus Female Red Lazy MC Sparkle 169C Laurie Morasch, Lazy MC Angus

Reserve Hereford Female GH 74A Bess 119D Grant Hirsche, Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

Top Stock Magazine / Show Results


OCTOBER 5-7, 2018 » OLDS, AB Open Show Judge: Craig Wilgenbusch, SK; Jackpot Show Judge: Jordan Buba, AB

olds fall classic

Champion Charolais Bull Double Vision 1D Kasey Phillips, Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd

Champion Shorthorn Bull Baehr Acres Dream Maker 2D, Stephen & Connie Baehr, Baehr Acres Shorthorns

Champion Simmental Bull SKV Defiance 47D Sara Van Sickle, Nolara Farms

Reserve Charolais Bull Elder’s Daunte 36D Dave Vikse, Vikse Family Farm

Reserve Shorthorn Bull Lilac Lane Loud N Proud 9D Greg Coleman, Lilac Lane Farm

Reserve Simmental Bull Mader Lieutenant 50E Jill & Ryley Mader, Mader Ranches

Champion Charolais Female ONL Miss Allie 6D Kyle Oneill, Daines Cattle & O'neill Livestock

Champion Shorthorn Female DJS ANNDELLE C490 Thomas McNeely, Golden Oak & Jordie Buba

Champion Simmental Female Boss Lake Ms Elle 638D Brittany Boss, Boss Lake Genetics

Reserve Charolais Female SOS Autumn Day 56E Michael Panasiuk, Springside Farms

Reserve Shorthorn Female SDTRK Crimson Red 02F Roy Chamberlain, Sidetrack Stock Farm

Reserve Simmental Female New Trend Elegance 10E Jacey Massey, JM New Trend Cattle Co

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olds fall classic

OCTOBER 6-8, 2017 » OLDS, AB Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

Champion Maine Anjou Female ZTA Black Ruby 488E Keltey Whelan, Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch

Champion Maine Influence Female LSF Ruby 727X 25E Len & Sally Songer, Lucky Springs Farms

Champion Maine Anjou Bull KKS Special Reserve 707E Kyle Dodgson, KC Stock Farm

Reserve Maine Anjou Female Miss Rusylvia Forever 199F Ken Pashulka, Rusylvia Cattle Co

Reserve Maine Influence Female Rockstar Trixie 37F Lee Kemp, Kemp Farms

Reserve Maine Anjou Bull Mr Rusylvia Freight Train 177F Ken Pashulka, Rusylvia Cattle Co

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OCTOBER 5-7, 2018 Âť OLDS, AB Open Show Judge: Craig Wilgenbusch, SK; Jackpot Show Judge: Jordan Buba, AB

olds fall classic

Champion Purebred Jackpot Heifer Scott Miss Felicity 6F Devon Scott, Scott Land & Cattle

Champion Purebred Jackpot Yearling Brooking Countess 7077 Justin Morrison, Brooking Angus Ranch

Champion Purebred Jackpot Bull Calf Boss Lake First Class 858F Brittany Boss, Boss Lake Genetics

Reserve Purebred Jackpot Heifer New Trend Finesse 9F Derri Massey, New Trend Cattle Co.

Reserve Purebred Jackpot Yearling New Trend Elegance 10E Jacey Massey, JM New Trend Cattle Co

Reserve Purebred Jackpot Bull Calf GH 5Z Solid Focus ET 88F Grant Hirsche, Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

Champion Commercial Jackpot Heifer LSF Silver Belle 1Z 15F Len & Sally Songer, Lucky Springs Farms

Champion Commercial Jackpot Yearling Sunny Levi Martin, Martin Cattle Services

Champion Jackpot Steer KAYR Ringo Kord Phillips, Kay-R Land & Cattle

Reserve Commercial Jackpot Heifer CMS Roxanne 807F Jim Smith, Czech-Mate Livestock

Reserve Commercial Jackpot Yearling LSF Ruby 727X 25E Len & Sally Songer, Lucky Springs Farms

Reserve Champion Jackpot Steer Boss Lake Simplify 831D Connor Watson

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expo boeuf OCT 5 - 7 » VICTORIAVILLE, QC Judge: Colton Hamilton Photos: ShowChampions

Supreme Champion Bull, Champion Angus Bull Lazy JB Classify, Blacklane Farm

Reserve Angus Bull The Mac Raven 20D Mac Angus Farm

Champion Angus Female Vos Vegas Georgina 14E Blacklane Farm

Reserve Angus Female Lazy JB Queen Latifa 726 Blacklane Farm 064

Supreme Champion Female, Champion Simmental Female Xcel Sheeza Gem 407A, Xcel Livestock

Champion Shorthorn Female Shadybrook Tina Shadybrook Farm Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Champion Shorthorn Bull Shadybrook Titan 5F ET Shadybrook Farm


OCT 5 - 7 Âť VICTORIAVILLE, QC Judge: Colton Hamilton  Photos: ShowChampions

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Champion Simmental Bull Ironhill Rolin Thunder Ironhill Simmentals

Champion Hereford Bull El Paso 1E Beebe Plain Farm

Champion Charolais Bull Blackbern Frank 1F Blackbern Farm

Reserve Simmental Bull Hi-Tech Explosive ET 201E Hi-Tech Farms

Reserve Hereford Bull Early Bird 2310Y Express 1E Earlybird Farm

Reserve Charolais Bull Whitewater Franchise 1F Whitewater Livestock

Reserve Simmental Female RK PJ Annie RK Cattle Co

Champion Hereford Female Burnside Ribeye Express 40C Burnside Herefords

Champion Charolais Female Sharodon Fallon 16F Sharodan Farm

Reserve Shorthorn Female HRS Foolish Express High Ridge Farm

Reserve Hereford Female RWB Equity 16E Amanda Bushey

Reserve Charolais Female Opengate Flame 32F Open Gates Farm

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metcalfe fair

SEPT 26-30, 2018 » METCALFE, ON Judge: Paul & Jennifer Mastine  Photos: Barn Girls

Grand Champion Heifer OGC Cherry Bomb 10E (Shorthorn) Owen Grundy

Champion Steer Darren McNeely

Reserve Champion Heifer Hill Ella E64 (Simmental) Morgan MacIntyre

Reserve Champion Steer Morgan MacIntyre

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Rockton Champion Market Animal Reegan Sawyer

red brand OCT 9, 2018 » APPIN, ON Judge: Justin Ruffles  Photos: Barn Girls Photography

Grand Champion Steer Reegan Sawyer

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Reserve Champion Steer Kennedi Howe

We had the Alberta Junior Angus Show Reserve Champion Bred & Owned listed incorrectly in our last issue. We apologize for our error! Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Thomas Wildman 066

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OCTOBER 5-8, 2018 » ROCKTON, ON Judge: Andy Weaver

Champion Angus Bull Red Reinstone Hoss Reinstone Farms

Champion Speckle Park Bull Watson Crusher Leopard 10E Watson Land and Livestock Inc

Champion AOB Bull Hanes Freddy Barry & Ashley Hanes

Champion Angus Female S&R Candy Ann J707 Brady Hasson

Champion Speckle Park Female Silver Tip Fancy Pants 05F Hugh MacNeil

Reserve AOB Bull Rick-Shaw Fireball Rick-Sha Farm

Reserve Angus Female Cedarview Winona 8F Chelsey Stephens

Reserve Speckle Park Female Silver Tip F Inc 29F Hugh MacNeil

Champion AOB Female HCC Snowelle Anna Hulak

Champion Crossbred Heifer Jarod Scott

Reserve Crossbred Heifer Reegan Sawyer

Reserve AOB Female Blenview For Your Eyes Only Blenview Farms

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hen you think back to your first time attending a fall major it is often for one of two reasons: to exhibit cattle or to experience the atmosphere amongst the crowd of spectators. However, for Killam native Garth Rancier, his first taste of the Royal Winter Fair will be a unique one. Rancier will participate in the show as the 2018 National Junior Beef Heifer Show judge.

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Having bred, raised or shown 25 grand and reserve champions over the last 15 years between the Canadian Western Agribition and Farmfair International, there is no question that Garth Rancier is a qualified judge and trusted cattleman. “We have shown lots of cattle and have been pretty fortunate to have quite a few champions�, he commented with pride.

Top Stock Magazine / Winter 2018

WORDS BY TIA SCHRAM

Rancier Farms has taken home four trucks in total from Edmonton and will be on the hunt for more banners this fall as they hit the road to Edmonton and Regina once again. Rancier farms is a highly decorated breeder of primarily black Simmental and SimmAngus cattle. Rancier obtained his first Simmental in 2001 and has been a force in both the Simmental and


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"Every time you go in the ring, I think the most important thing is to listen to what the judge is saying and actually understand.”

beef industry ever since. “We started out with a few Angus and made the switch to Simmental. We thought there was a lot of future in black Simmental cattle”, said Rancier. Having a household name in the Simmental industry, you may have never expected Rancier Farms to stem from an Angus beginning. The family operation focuses on selling bulls and select females in consignment sales throughout the year. Rancier farms is well known for their Simmental cattle and success in the show ring, as well as the impact they have had on Canadian genetics. “We built up from the Angus that we had and some of the cow families that we bought that allowed us to make Simmentals that were a bit different than what was already out there”, Rancier commented. Rancier’s judging experience stems from his

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time on the Lakeland College judging team and “real world education.” He has attended shows across the continent to judge cattle, but he still credits his time in the junior programs for a lot of his success. “Growing up, I started out in 4-H and I always had a passion for cattle.” The fifth generation at Rancier farms is now entering the show scene and has already begun having tremendous success. Rancier’s children, Kade and Abby, both attended the 2018 Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic this summer in Olds, AB. The Rancier kids captured grand and reserve champion novice aggregate titles at the national classic. Rancier notices his children are interested in cattle outside of the showring as well. “The kids help Angela (his wife) pick up the slack all the time when I’m gone with cattle to shows or judging or to sales.”

Top Stock Magazine / Winter 2018

Left Angela (left) and Garth celebrate their Supreme Champion Female win in 2014 at Farmfair International. ©© Show Champions

Below Son Kade (right) and Garth work together to prepare Kade's steer at the Bashaw Spring Round-up show. ©© Top Stock


Ten-year-old Kade Rancier is very keen on showing and being involved in this industry. His father has pride in the values Kade has developed, and tells juniors that, “Every time you go in the ring, I think the most important thing is to listen to what the judge is saying and actually understand.”

As for the future, Rancier says, “We want to keep improving the genetics of our cow herd which will, in turn, help our customers be more profitable.” They intend to continue focusing on quality over quantity, while involving the next generation of Ranciers.

Rancier emphasized that their operation focuses on cow families and generating quality for multiple generations. “Always align yourself with breeders with lots of integrity and breeders that have breeding programs that support your goals.” He advises juniors to look for operations where the quality runs deep and their focus has been on a cow herd when selecting their 4-H or show prospects whether it be breeding or market cattle. “If you focus on quality you will be able to make a living out of it.”

Rancier tries to instill the importance of gracious show-ring conduct upon his kids. “Too often people get too wound up and don’t see the faults in their own cattle. I think that if you know their faults and the judge picks those out, you can’t be upset.” He went on to say, “The reward is pretty big when you work hard and quality cattle win.”

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It is Rancier’s belief that any junior who is willing to put in the effort can be successful in this industry, regardless of their background or budget. “I think the key is spending time with successful breeders,”

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Rancier explained. He added that, “if you want to work hard in this field, there are always breeders who will work with you and I think that is a good place to start.” He credits experienced breeders like Lee and Dawn Wilson, and the time he spent learning from them with a lot of his success. Showing cattle is more than banners and buckles. It is an opportunity to market cattle and create lasting relationships with fellow breeders and producers. “It’s an awesome place to be able to market the cattle and get them in front of people… The best part is the people that you get to be around. The people at shows become like a family,” Rancier expressed. From a judging perspective, Rancier values functionality.

FAVOURITE SHOW YOU’VE JUDGED There have been lots of favorites. Anytime that there are good cattle, it is fun. I judged in Durango, Mexico last summer at the International Simmental show. That would be one of my favorites. I have had the chance to judge from coast to coast, including shows such as the National Charolais and Limousin shows, Expo Boeuf 2016, and the Farmfair International Black Angus show in 2012. “ 074

“If we focus on the production value of the cattle we are showing rather than solely the show aspect, I think the show industry will have more significance to the industry.” In his own operation, feet and udders are what they appreciate most. “I think that the commercial industry loses a little bit of faith when the show ring doesn’t place enough value on traits such as functionality and soundness.” Rancier tries to find a balance between the two worlds when he evaluates show cattle. He appreciates cattle having an overall look without compromising his values on functionality. Judging the National Junior Beef Heifer show is yet another accomplishment to add to Rancier’s resume and, this November Garth Rancier will be able to check attending the Royal Fair in Toronto off his bucket list.

ROLE MODELS AND HOW THEY AFFECTED YOU GROWING UP When I first started out, I clipped bulls with Lee Wilson and Rob Lundago, so I had the opportunity to go to lots of different breeder’s places and work sales. I think you pick up something from everybody, especially around sale time. I think there are lots of accomplished breeders that have been successful that I have learned from such as, Rob and Gail Hamilton. “ Top Stock Magazine / Winter 2018

WORDS OF ADVICE FOR JUNIORS “I think that the expression about showing breeding cattle rather than raising show cattle to breed is very true. Lots of times if you stick to the basics and pay more attention to what kind of a cow they’ll be instead of primarily purposing them to be a show heifer you will be a lot more successful. I was told when I started out that ‘it doesn’t matter how many banners you win, if you can’t sell them it won’t matter.’ “


Below Rancier selects a Champion in the 2016 Agribition Prospect steer show. ©© ShowChampions

Right Accepting accolades at the 2017 Farmfair International, where the Rancier family has been very competitive. ©© Show Champions

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RF Certainly Flirtin’ 202Z. She was the first Simmental cow to win the supreme at Regina and, she won the supreme at Edmonton. Her, her dam, and her great-grand dam all won the supreme at Edmonton. The cow family has been responsible for three trucks. “

We like to keep our cattle pretty natural. I think you are a lot farther ahead to keep the cattle natural-looking rather than go too far and make them look fake. My show day tip would be to continue working the body hair until you get into the ring.”

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WHAT WILL YOU BE LOOKING FOR ON SHOW DAY The cattle need to have some look, but at the same time they need to be functional. The complete package is what I will be looking for. In our breeding program we really strive for big bodied, sound cattle. They don’t need to be super pretty, but they do need to have some look.“

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Arch Holdings

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Golden Oak Livestock

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Pedersen Livestock

45

High Point Lowlines

78

Premier Livestock

12

Hill Haven Shorthorns

35

Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale

57

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Jill Renton Photography

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RK Animal Supplies

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Lingley Livestock

27

RK Cattle Co

36

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Lloydminster Exhibition

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Saskatchewan Verified Beef

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Springside Charolais

Mckenzie Stout

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Sullivan Supply

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Tru-Test

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PER ANIMAL, PER PRODUCER

VBP+ CERTIFICATION STEPS •

contact our office to request a validation on-farm audit

complete: Enrollment Form, SelfAssessment, and VBP+ Training

we will help prepare you for the audit, ensuring that you understand our program and that you are ready

the auditor will connect with you directly to schedule the audit

Audit Fee Rates in SK:

• •

$650/cow-calf $850/feedlot

50% Audit Fee Rebates under the NEW CAP Program saskatchewan.ca/CAP

ENHANCING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IN THE WHOLESOMENESS OF BEEF To learn more about Visit verifiedbeef.ca or contact Coy Schellenberg, VBP+ in Saskatchewan: SK Coordinator, at 306.859.9110 or SK@verifiedbeef.ca Funding to Deliver VBP+ in Saskatchewan Provided by:


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