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IN THIS ISSUE Limousin claims FARMFAIR SUPREME FOR GREENWOOD for the second consecutive year POPLARVIEW STOCK FARM and LYNN DEE RAY LTD. add value to their commercial operations THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT Catching up with the Byers family of Murray Hill Farm and Juniors Laura & Nicole Scott


Thank You

to everyone that supported our program this year!

Anchor B Limousin, SK Andreas & Mandy Boresch, Sk Andrew Ranches, AB Arlo & Rachel Flaterud, SK Bar 3R Limousin, SK Boss Lake Genetics, AB Boulder Land & Cattle Co, ON Carlsruhe Cattle Co., ON Carpenter Cattle Co., SK Cherway Limousin, MB Darling Farms, ON Dean Simonson, SK Double B Cattle Co., SK Edwards Limousin, SK Four Mac Farms, ON

Greenwood Limousin, SK Greiden Farms, ON Guthmiller Limousin, SD Hassett Ranches, SK Hewson Land & Cattle, SK James Lyer, ND Jim and Wanda Labiuk, AB Keenan Gibson, ON Kelly Blake, UT Landis Ranch, SK Lazy A Limousin, SK Lazy H Limousin, SK Loyal Line Limousin & Conner Rodgers, ON Maplehurst Farms, MB Martens Livestock, SK Mike Johnson, SK

Mike Leblanc, MB Morrisvale Limousin Stud, AUS New Life Limousin, ON Pinnacle View Limousin, BC Qually-T Limousin, SK Randy Sessions, UT Red Oak Farms, AUS RCN Livestock, SK Roslin Enterprises, ON Runaway Ranch, AB Shae Wilson, SK Shane Moebis Smart Limousin, ON South Fork Ranch, ND Triple R Limousin, MB Venture Livestock Enterprises, AB Windy Gable Limousin, ON

Sale Consultant

Delaney and Deanna Boon 306.858.7609 ddboon@sasktel.net

Eric and Terra Boon

306.280.8795 bbarcattleco@gmail.com

Box 181 :: Lucky Lake, SK :: S0L 1Z0 306.858.2130 www.bbarcattle.com www.facebook.com/bbarlimousinc.om

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Commercial operation uses data to source their Limousin herd bulls

29 LAURA & NICOLE SCOTT

Finding success in the CJLA

67 FUTURE OF THE BREED

The Byers family of Murray Hill Farm gets their start with Limousin.

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77 LYNN DEE RAY LTD.

The fifth generation of Hannah-area ranchers add value to their operation.

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Contributors Ad Sizes & Specifications CLA Presidents Report CLA Office Update

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CJLA News Meet the CJLA Board of Directors Connor Rodger Awarded UK Exchange Masterfeeds  SHOW CATTLE OF THE YEAR A Supreme Year for Limousin Fall 2018 Show Results Masterfeeds  DEVELOPING REPLACEMENT ANIMALS Canfax Market Report Provincial News British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Québec Maritimes Fall 2018 Sales Reports Editor's Note Social News CCA President’s Report Herd Health  ASSESSING THE PROTECTIVE HEALTH OF PURCHASES Livestock Gentec  2018 GENOMICS ROUND-UP Upcoming Events

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A SUPREME YEAR

Limousin crowned Supreme champion at Famfair for the second year in a row.

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Bulls for sale at the farm featuring sons of B Bar Rust 31B

THE 15E by Greenwood Canadian Imact

PERFORMANCE WI THOUT SACR I FICI NG

EYE-APPEAL THE 25F by RPY Paynes diesel 37D Full Brothers for Sale

THE 15F by CFLX Wild Card Full Brother for Sale

Bull Calf Champion, 2018 Ag Ex

thank you to all our bidders and buyers in 2018. We appreciate all your support.

TERRY & LYNETTE HEPPER & FAMILY R.R.#1 Zehner, SK, S0G 5K0 306.781.4628 or 306.536.7075 Find us on Facebook Eden Meadows Farm


6Merry

AND ALL THE BEST IN THE NEW YEAR

Christmas :

THANK YOU to all the purchasers of WGL Genetics in 2018. Your support has been amazing! An excellent set of herd sire prospects will be available at the

FULLY LOADED BULL SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 AT THE COOKSTOWN STOCKYARDS • COOKSTOWN, ONTARIO by TMF Redwood 322A, WGL Crowley 1C, Greenwood Curveball and Greenwood Zambuka

Bryce and Nathan Allen PO Box 189, RR#4 Warkworth, Ontario K0K3K0 Bryce 705-924-2583 brycea@alleninsuraance.ca Nathan 705-761-9426 nathana@alleninsurance.ca


CONTRIBUTORS JASON HURST Jason Hurst grew up on a cow/calf operation in Ontario, then attended the University of Guelph. After graduating Guelph he started in the feed business and has been advising beef customers since 2009. He works with feedlots, commercial cow calf producers and purebred operations. Together with his wife and family they also manage a cow calf operation in Ontario. THE LIMOUSIN VOICE TEAM

Publisher & Creative Director Katie Songer publisher@limousinvoice.net 587.802.3110

DELANIE KNULL Delanie Knull hails from a cow/calf operation near Crossfield, Alberta. An avid 4-H member, Delanie is currently attending Olds College as an Agricultural Management student and has agriculture journalism aspirations in her future. The Canadian Limousin Association was pleased to have Delanie as their Summer Student in 2018, where part of her duties were writing articles for the Limousin Voice.

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M A RC H 1 6 , 2 0 1 9 AT T H E R A N C H , B R AG G C R E E K , A B

Featuring Limousin, Limflex & Angus plus select females All but one of the bulls in the sale are Homo Polled

HOMO BLACK » HOMO POLLED

Maternal Brother of Highland Boston Champion Bull at CWA 2016

HIGHLAND FREMONT 19F ( Highland Up & Coming 41U x Derby) Class winner and part of the Champion Limousin Pen of Three at Farmfair Rob & Marci Matthews 403.585.8660 Amanda & Chris Haywood 403.470.1812 Chris’ Cell 403.850.9665 highlandstockfarms@gmail.com Bragg Creek, Alberta

highlandstockfarm.ca


Thank you

IS NOT ENOUGH

We are truly humbled by the success of our Private Treaty Herd Dispersal. We have had inquiries from across the country and into North Dakota, Montana and Kentucky. Our hearts are full to know that our passion for the industry and dedication to the breed has not gone unnoticed. Amagelen Adelaide HNH 43A now owned by Stewart Limousin

Stewart Limousin Stettler, AB

Huge gratitude to the Stewarts who had enough faith in our program to come and select a pot load, a large group of excellent proven females and a group of stylish heifer calves, the perfect compliment to the great cow herd that they are already running. We are thankful to have our cows go to such an established program, with good honest folks. Check out their bull sale on February 18 at the ranch.

We’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to those that took advantage of this opportunity:

Windy Hill Limousin Devlin, ON

Poplarview Livestock Pipestone, MB

Thanks to Bryan Kelly who selected a group of foundation Thank you to Amanda and Tyler Scott for their selection last fall of a few open heifers. females and a bull for his growing purebred herd. These These up and comers have been selecting steers and heifers from us for years. cows combined with the excellent bulls and AI sires that he is Amaglen Limousin using are going to make for exciting matings. We need to thank Amanda and Clint for enabling us to keep going these last few Nith Valley Limousin Airdrie, AB years. Now the reigns are passed to them with some of our cows added to their Gary McConnell has been selecting some excellent females already impressive herd. Amaglen will carry on being the bull supplier we have been from some of the best herds in the country and we are thrilled for the past 36 years! Check out our bulls for sale at www.amaglenlimousin.ca to be a part of his selection of some thick made females. and www.manitobabulltest.com. Excellent females still available. Our website will be updated in the near future.

AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN

Ian & Bonnie Hamilton • Amanda & Clint Seward Box 55, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 Ph: 204-246-2312 • Cell: 204-823-1240 amaglen@inetlink.ca

Since 1982

One of the Platinum Elite Herds in Canada What you measure, you can manage! Follow us on Facebook!


CLA PRESIDENT

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easons greetings everyone! I hope this message finds you all happy and healthy and recovering from a successful fall show and sale run! I couldn’t be more excited with the successes and much deserved recognition our breed is receiving. From premium pricing at the auction mart to Supreme Champion wins in the show ring, Limousin is being appreciated for the superior terminal and phenomenal maternal traits that we have always known and loved about our breed. You as breeders should be proud of the product that you are offering this industry and know that your clients are happy. That bonus on their calf cheque will certainly solidify their decision to use Limousin, and will no doubt tempt their neighbours to consider switching!

and exchange trips to Australia, to fresh fundraising

I want to start by extending a huge congratulations to our General Manager, Tessa Verbeek, and her family, on the much-anticipated arrival of their little one. Tessa has been such an integral part of the success of our Association over the last several years and we couldn’t be happier for her and Colin and the expansion of the Hillview Farms crew! She will be leaving us in January and handing her position to the very capable hands of Laura Ecklund. My board and I have been working very closely with Tessa and Laura to ensure this transition will be as seamless as possible but with very large shoes to fill, your patience with Laura and all our staff, will be very much appreciated! Congratulations again Tessa and Colin!

of the membership. You may or may not agree with

Okay, lets talk about juniors! I want to say how proud I am of our Canadian Junior Limousin Association and how far they have taken this program over the last few years. This group of juniors have been so progressive in finding new and innovative ways to promote our breed to other kids and have so much fun in the mean time. From fantastic Impact shows

ideas, these juniors (with the help of their CJLA coordinator, Laura) have put their Association in the spotlight! Juniors from all over the country, and not just Limousin juniors, are taking notice of the CJLA and want a piece of the action! I have heard several of our juniors talk about how great their Association is, how they feel like their ideas are being heard and how it’s an intimate group where everyone feels included, and they can have fun and still be competitive at the same time. This all warms my heart, especially being an alumnus of the program myself. Which bring me to say this – these juniors are the lifeblood of our Association. They are our future, and I think it is of utmost importance to ensure they have the support me, but please believe me when I tell you that these juniors are watching you! They look up to each and every one of the CLA members to help guide them and give them direction. You may not know it, but some of you have even been raised to “celebrity” status in their mind. This can be very intimidating to a young person (and their family) coming into the breed, so I encourage you to keep that in mind. You might not have kids, or they are too young, or too old for the program, but I assure you it is still very important to support them and their program. Everyone knows this is as much a people business as a cow business, and one day they will become your client – they will want to deal with people who have supported them, mentored them, and treated them with care and respect. Respectfully yours,

Erin Kishkan CLA PRESIDENT

PRESIDENTS REPORT

Erin Kishkan


CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

#13, 4101 – 19 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 403.253.7309 Toll Free: 1.866.886.1605 Fax: 403.253.1704 www.limousin.com

CLA STAFF

General Manager

Tessa Verbeek 403.636.1066 tverbeek@limousin.com

Registry/Member Services

Canadian Junior Limousin Association Coordinator Laura Ecklund 403.559.9849 cjla@limousin.com

Dallas Wise, Laura Ecklund & Shayla Chappell 403.253.7309 limousin@limousin.com

CLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Erin Kishkan British Columbia 250.747.3836 kishkan@quesnelbc.com

CLA DIRECTORS

VICE PRESIDENT Bill Zwambag Ontario 519.287.3219 bzwambag@execulink.com

Joe Cooper 902.893.0744 cooperboys@bellaliant.net

TREASURER Cody Miller Alberta 780.349.0644 codymiller8@gmail.com PAST PRESIDENT Terry Hepper Saskatchewan 306.536.7075 tlhepper@gmail.com

Saskatchewan

Eric Boon 306.280.8795 bbarcattleco@gmail.com

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Dan Darling 905.375.4019 dmdarling13@gmail.com Mike Geddes 519.375.6230 mikegeddes@jfm.ca Matthew Heleniak 519.537.1451 matth@norpacbeef.com

Alberta

Amanda Matthews-Haywood 403.470.1812 amandagracematthews@gmail.com

British Columbia

Ontario

Alberta

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Maritimes

Erin Kishkan 250.747.3836 kishkan@quesnelbc.com Chris Haywood 403.850.9665 diamondhindustries@gmail.com

Mike Geddes 519.375.6230 mikegeddes@jfm.ca Serge Dethier 450.454.6456 dianejoly19@hotmail.com

Rhett Jones John-Calvin Siddall 306.629.3200 902.664.8008 jonescattlecompany@hotmail.com jfsiddall@nsac.ca

Manitoba

Bill Campbell 204.776.2322 cam.limousin@gmail.com

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CLA OFFICE UPDATE

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Tessa Verbeek

The Limousin breed was at the forefront of everyone’s minds this fall. Limousin influence calves topped fall feeder sales across the country, seedstock sales were very strong and the Limousin presence on the show road was felt throughout the barns! Every facet of our industry plays an important role in the vitality of the Limousin breed. This Christmas edition of the Limousin Voice magazine showcases the results of the 2018 show and fall sale season, culminating with the National Show and Sale at Canadian Western Agribition. Thank you to the Saskatchewan Limousin Association for hosting and special thanks to all of the exhibitors who attended, consigners and buyers in the National Sale and to the many volunteers and sponsors who contributed to making this a successful event. The breeding decisions, management, hard work and investment that goes into taking cattle out to shows to represent the Limousin breed is appreciated. We are especially proud of Greenwood’s repeat Alberta Supreme win, this time on the female side, with Greenwood Pld Ally 702A and calf Greenwood Flick PYN 62F being named Supreme Female over all breeds in the Alberta Supreme at Farmfair International! I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Laura Ecklund, who will be taking over as Interim General Manager for 2019 on a parttime basis as I depart in January for maternity leave. Laura has been with the CLA since 2016 in the role of Registry/Member Services Assistant and Canadian Junior Limousin Association Coordinator. Raised on a Limousin operation in Ontario, and an alumnus of the CJLA program,

Photo courtesy of Andrew Ranches, Youngstown, AB

Laura brings a tremendous passion for the Limousin breed and membership to the CLA. Laura and her husband, Cody, and their two young children, Sadie and Rhett, have recently moved to southeastern Alberta and she will be working remotely from home on a part-time basis. Laura is also continuing as the CJLA Coordinator. Additionally, I would like to welcome our new hire, Brenda Patterson, who will be starting in January. Brenda will be working full-time in the CLA office as Office Manager and Registry/ Member Services Assistant. As 2018 draws to a close, we remind you to please finish recording/registering your 2018 calf crop and get your performance records entered before year end. For those of you scanning your cattle this winter please remember that weaning weights must be entered before ultrasound results can be recorded. CLA OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

The CLA office will be closed December 24th to January 4th, re-opening on Monday, January 7th to serve our membership.


OFFICE UPDATE the tattoos, of cattle in the sale. There is a $1.50/head charge for this service. • A mailing address list can be obtained from the CLA for $150, additionally the CLA can send an e-blast about your sale for $100 (you must provide all content/graphics). • The CLA is pleased to post your sale catalogue and information about your sale on the CLA website as well as on our Facebook page. Please send a link to your catalogue to info@limousin.com to ensure it gets posted.

Information concerning your 2019 WHE has been mailed to all members. If you are an online user, we remind you that you will not have received any paper forms for your inventory. Please remember that Whole Herd Enrolment is due no later than January 15, 2019. Online users may find instructions on how to post their inventory on our website under DigitalBeef. Please remember, if you have not completed your disposals/assessment by January 15th all assessment age females will be enrolled for the current year. Refunds are only given on enrolled heifers calving for the first time providing disposal information has been filed by the member both on the heifer and her calf. There is no longer a $10/ day late penalty, your penalty for being late is that all assessment age females will be enrolled on January 16th and no refund will be given.

• The CLA has a Limousin CCIA tag advertisement that can be used in your bull sale catalogue or otherwise to explain and promote the tag program to your commercial buyers. We have also developed a “Tag Supporter” logo that can easily be added to your sale catalogue or website. Contact info@limousin.com to receive a digital copy of either. • Please remember that only Limousin cattle that contain between 37.5% and 75% Limousin blood and 25% to 62.5% Black Angus or Red Angus blood, may be called Lim-Flex. Cattle that fall outside of these parameters should be described as Percentage Limousin in sales catalogues, not Lim-Flex.

Bull sale season is just around the corner, and as always, the CLA is here to assist you with tools to help you have a successful sale.

• Last but not least, please remember to complete DNA testing for animals that require it well in advance of your sale. Depending on the test requested, DNA turnaround time is typically between 4-6 weeks.

• Please remember that EPDs are now updating on a weekly basis and the most current EPDs can be found on an animal’s profile in DigitalBeef. It would be wise to inform your buyers of this in your bull sale catalogue, etc. Breed averages are available in the Percentile Ranks document on DigitalBeef – contact the CLA office if you need assistance in locating this.

The passion for the Limousin breed is as palpable today as I imagine it was in 1969, when the Canadian Limousin Association was first formed. As we look forward to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Limousin in Canada for the entire 2019 year, let’s also take a look back and appreciate what the people of the past 50 years of Limousin have contributed to the breed and the Association.

• Catalogue downloads may be requested from the CLA to obtain pedigree and EPD information on sale cattle in an Excel document. We require an Excel file with only the registration numbers, not

On behalf of myself, your CLA Board of Directors and staff, we wish you a very Merry Christmas with family and friends and a prosperous New Year!

BULL SALE REMINDERS

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

WHOLE HERD ENROLMENT (WHE) DEADLINE JAN 15, 2019

• A gift certificate for Limousin branded CCIA tags can be given to your Limousin bull buyers to purchase a bag of tags at your expense as a thank you for purchasing a bull. You can download this off the CLA website or contact info@limousin.com to be sent a digital copy you can print.

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NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ALC

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Tessa Verbeek

La race Limousin était à l’avant-scène un peu partout cet automne. Les veaux croisés Limousin ont obtenu les plus hauts prix aux encans à travers tout le Canada, les ventes de sujets de race pure ont connu un grand succès, et la race Limousin a fait sentir sa présence dans les arènes des diverses expositions ! La vitalité de la race Limousin est bien évidente à tous les niveaux de l’industrie bovine. Dans cette édition de Noël de la revue Limousin Voice, vous retrouvez les résultats des expositions et des ventes de l’automne, y compris ceux du Concours et de la vente Nationale à l’Agribition de Régina. Remerciement à l’Association Limousin de la Saskatchewan qui en était l’hôte, et un merci tout spécial à tous les exposants, les consignataires et les acheteurs lors de la vente, de même qu’aux nombreux bénévoles et aux commanditaires qui ont contribué au succès de cet évènement. Sachez que tout le travail relié aux décisions d’élevage, à la gestion de votre troupeau, à votre travail et vos investissements afin d’exposer vos animaux est très apprécié et utile pour la promotion de la race Limousin. Nous sommes particulièrement fiers de la Ferme Greenwood, qui a de nouveau gagné le Championnat Suprême de l’Alberta, cette fois-ci avec une femelle, soit Greenwood Pld Ally 702A et son veau Greenwood Flick PYN 62F, laquelle fut couronnée Championne Suprême parmi toutes les races participant au Championnat Suprême lors de l’Exposition Farmfair International !

d’assistante au service d’enregistrement et de soutien aux membres, en plus de coordonner l’Association des jeunes éleveurs Limousin du Canada. Étant originaire d’une famille impliquée dans l’élevage Limousine en Ontario et étant elle-même diplômée du programme des jeunes éleveurs Limousin, Laura démontre une grande passion pour la race Limousin et les membres de l’Association. Laura et son mari Cody, de même que leurs deux enfants, Sadie et Rhett se sont installés dernièrement dans le sudest de l’Alberta, de sorte qu’elle travaillera à temps partiel à distance. Laura continuera de coordonner les activités des jeunes éleveurs.

Je veux par ailleurs souhaiter la bienvenue à Laura Ecklund, laquelle occupera le poste de Directrice Générale par intérim à temps partiel durant l’année 2019, puisque je quitterai en janvier pour un congé de maternité. Laura est avec l’ALC depuis 2016, à titre

FERMETURE DU BUREAU DE L’ALC POUR LE CONGÉ DES FÊTES

De plus, je désire souhaiter la bienvenue à une nouvelle employée, Brenda Patterson, laquelle entrera en fonction en janvier. Brenda travaillera à temps plein à titre de responsable du bureau de l’ALC et d’assistante aux services aux membres et à l’enregistrement. Avec la fin de l’année 2018 qui approche, nous vous rappelons l’importance de compléter vos enregistrements et vos inscriptions de veaux pour 2018, de même que de soumettre vos données de performance avant la fin de l’année. Nous rappelons à ceux qui projettent faire mesurer leurs animaux cet hiver avec les ultrasons de s’assurer de fournir les poids au sevrage avant que les données sur les ultrasons soient inscrites dans notre système.

Le bureau de l’ALC sera fermé du 24 décembre jusqu’au 4 janvier, puis il sera de nouveau ouvert le 7 janvier afin de servir les membres.


Les membres ont reçu par la poste l’information concernant leur enrôlement (« WHE ») pour 2019. Nous rappelons à ceux qui utilisent les services en ligne qu’ils ne recevront aucun formulaire papier de leur inventaire. N’oubliez pas que l’enrôlement des sujets de votre troupeau doit être fait au plus tard le 15 janvier 2019. Ceux qui utilisent les services en ligne pourront trouver les instructions pour l’enrôlement de leurs sujets sur notre site internet, dans la section Digital Beef. Rappelez-vous que si vos confirmations de sujets et vos réformes ne sont pas complétées le 15 janvier 2019, toutes les femelles ayant l’âge requise seront alors enrôlées pour l’année en cours. Les remboursements seront possibles uniquement pour les femelles enrôlées et qui vêlent pour la première fois, pourvu que le membre ait fourni les informations sur la réforme de la taure et de son veau. La pénalité de 10 $ par jour de retard n’existe plus, votre pénalité si vous êtes en retard sera que toutes vos femelles ayant l’âge requise seront enrôlées automatiquement le 16 janvier 2019, et aucun remboursement ne sera effectué. RAPPELS CONCERNANT LES VENTES DE TAUREAUX

Nous serons bientôt rendus dans la période des ventes de taureaux et, comme toujours, l’ALC est là pour vous fournir des outils favorisant le succès de votre vente. • Rappelez-vous s’il-vous-plait que les ÉPD sont mis à jour à toutes les semaines, ainsi les ÉPD les plus récents peuvent être trouvés dans la section « profil de l’animal » sur le système Digital Beef. Il serait judicieux que vous informiez vos acheteurs à ce sujet, en expliquant le tout dans votre catalogue de vente, etc. Les moyennes de race sont disponibles dans le document touchant les rangs centiles sur le système Digital Beef – communiquez avec le bureau de l’ALC si vous avez besoin d’aide pour les trouver. • L’ALC peut vous fournir dans un fichier Excel les informations sur les pedigrees et les ÉPD des animaux offerts dans votre catalogue de vente. Pour se faire, nous devons obtenir un fichier Excel indiquant les numéros d’enregistrement, et nos pas les tatouages, des animaux de la vente. Des frais de 1,50 $ par tête s’appliquent pour ce service.

• Il est possible d’offrir un certificat-cadeau pour obtenir des boucles d’oreille de l’ACIB identifiées à la race Limousin, en guise de remerciement à vos acheteurs de taureaux qui se procureront un sac de boucles d’oreille à vos frais. Vous pouvez télécharger le tout directement à partir du site internet de l’ALC, ou encore en communiquant avec info@limousin.com afin d’obtenir une version numérique prête à imprimer. • L’ALC peut vous offrir une annonce des boucles d’oreille Limousin de l’ACIB, pouvant être incluse dans votre catalogue de vente, ou bien pour promouvoir et expliquer le programme des boucles d’oreille à vos acheteurs commerciaux. Nous avons également déveloper un logo “Supporteur des boucles d’oreille”, lequel peut être inclus facilement à voter catalogue de vente ou à votre site internet. Pour obtenir une version numérique de l’une ou l’autre, communiquez au : info@limousin.com . • Veuillez s’il-vous-plait vous rappeler que seuls les bovins Limousin possédant entre 37,5 % et 75 % de sang de race Limousin, et entre 25 % et 62,5 % de sang de race Angus, peuvent être désignés comme étant des Lim-Flex. Les bovins ayant une composition génétique autre que celle-ci doivent être désignés dans les catalogues de vente comme étant des Limousin à pourcentage, et non pas des Lim-Flex. • Une dernière chose et non la moindre, n’oubliez pas s’il-vous-plait de compléter suffisamment à l’avance de la date de votre vente les analyses d’ADN des sujets devant être testés. Selon l’analyse requise, le délai de traitement des analyses d’ADN est généralement de 4 à 6 semaines.

• Vous pouvez obtenir une liste d’adresses auprès de l’ALC pour un montant de 150 $, de plus l’ALC peut envoyer une annonce-éclair par email de votre vente pour un montant de 100 $ (vous devez fournir le contenu et les images).

La passion envers la race Limousin est tout aussi palpable de nos jours qu’elle devait l’être en 1969, lorsque l’Association Limousin du Canada fut formée. Tandis que nous planifions célébrer durant toute l’année 2019 le 50e anniversaire de l’arrivée des bovins Limousin au Canada, arrêtons-nous et pensons à toutes les réalisations et les accomplissements de tous ces gens qui, au cours des cinquante dernières années, ont contribué au succès de la race et de l’Association.

• L’ALC sera heureuse de pouvoir afficher votre vente et votre catalogue sur le site internet de l’ALC, ainsi que sur notre page Facebook. Afin que celui-ci soit affiché, veuillez envoyer un lien vers votre catalogue au : info@limousin.com.

En mon nom personnel, et celui des membres du Conseil d’administration et des employés de l’ALC, nous vous souhaitons de passer un très Joyeux Noël avec votre famille et vos amis, et de connaître une nouvelle année prospère !

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DATE LIMITE DU 15 JANVIER 2019 POUR LE PROGRAMME WHE («WHOLE HERD ENROLMENT»)

NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ALC

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THANK YOU TO DODGE FOR THEIR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF A RAM TRUCK AT THE SUPREME SHOW

2018 Far mfai r Suprem e c hampion Fem ale

GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A WITH CALF AT SIDE GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F

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Greenwood Fine Line 78F

Thank you Pinnacle View Limousin

Greenwood Flick PYN 62F

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Greenwood Electric Impact 2018 Res. Champion Stockade Round Up and FarmFair International, Junior Champion Bull Agribition • Semen Packages for Sale

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Greenwood Fernando Western Select High Seller at $60,000 • Purchased by Nordal Limousin & Angus • Australian Semen: Flemington Limousins • USA Semen: Ludens Family Limousin • Canadian Semen: Pinnacleview Limousin, BC Edwards Limousin, SK Triple R Limousin, MB Boulder Land & Cattle, ON • Senior Calf Champion Stockade Round Up and FarmFair International and Reserve Senior Bull Calf, Agribition

Greenwood PLD Zoom Bloom

The first embryo’s to be offered for sale sell Dec. 31st at the New Years Resolution Sale sired by Wasy Bakers Man 629B – Exciting genetic opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Greenwood Eddie the Eagle 2018 Toronto Royal Grand Champion Bull • Thank you to Braeden Weppler for getting him ready and showing him at The Royal

sold at the Western Select sale

Greenwood Elegance PYN 94E

Thank you to Boulder Land & Cattle and Hollee Limousin Greenwood Canadian Impact x Greenwood PLD Take Five

Thank you to all our Western Select Buyers Plains Limousin, AB • Horizon Livestock, AB Darren King, ON • Highway Limousin, SK Eden Meadows, SK • Murray Hill Farm, ON Boulder Land & Cattle, ON

Bulls, Females and Frozen Genetics available for sale by private treaty. Scott and Jackie, Jayden & Jaxon Payne

PO Box 159 • Lloydminster • SK S9V 0Y1 Home 306.825.4328 Jackie 780.870.8184 Jayden 306.821.2260 Jaxon 306.830.0456 greenwoodlimo@mcsnet.ca find us on Facebook


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Reese, Trevor, Melissa, and Wyatt Atchison. Photo courtesy Jenna Loveridge photography.


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PHOTOGRAPHY

Tessa Verbeek

Jenna Loveridge

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COMMERCIAL PROFILE

POPLARVIEW STOCK FARM N

ear the southwestern Manitoba community of Pipestone, you will find the thriving and sizeable Poplarview Stock Farm operation. As the 4th generation on the farm, Trevor Atchison, along with wife Melissa and children Reese and Wyatt farm alongside Trevor’s parents, Lloyd and Joan, as well as a niece Amanda Scott and nephew Tyler Scott who are also integral members of the farm. Lloyd and Joan first became involved in the Limousin breed in the early 1970’s when the breed was first imported into Canada. The breed has adapted well to the conditions in which they expect them to thrive in. After graduating high school, Trevor took over the management of the family’s cow herd over the next several years. Today, the Atchison family is calving 850 cows annually, which are owned by themselves and two partners. Currently, their steer calves are backgrounded at one of the partner’s operations and the heifers stay at Poplarview. Their steers are marketed direct to Wulf Cattle in Minnesota in early spring and the heifers are run on grass until mid-

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850 head Commercial operation finds data an integral part of their Limousin bull selection.


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summer and have also gone to Wulf Cattle for several years. They have 5,500 acres deeded and 4,000 acres of rented land and produce the majority of their own forage and grain. The farm celebrated being a century farm in 2005.

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In addition to Limousin, the Atchison family also use LimFlex and have some females of other breeds including Angus. However, Trevor feels that the Limousin females, either purebred or Limousin influenced, have done the best for them. “They hold much better udder quality as the cows get older and have less structural problems of lameness and injuries as they age,” Trevor remarks, “We really noticed as the cows of other breeds we bought over the years increase in age, some issues affecting their longevity have become apparent.” When purchasing cattle, there are a number of things Trevor considers. While price is always a factor, it depends on where the animal will be used in their operation that determines what the animal is worth to Trevor. “I can’t stress enough the value of good, sound data. When a consumer buys something they want to know details about it and how that product will perform. The more details and the more accurate the detail and


Trevor is adamant about having as much information and data on the genetics they purchase as possible.

“I prefer to have performance and carcass EPDs and info, and the higher the accuracy the better,” Trevor goes on to say, “If a listing of bulls finds its way to me and it only has a birth weight and maybe a weaning weight and very little else, I usually flip through and look at the pictures but that’s about it.” When purchasing bulls, Poplarview is seeking a balance of carcass traits first, as they use the majority of their bulls as terminal sires. They had a higher focus on marbling in the past few years

"THE LIMOUSIN BREED HAS BROUGHT HIGH YIELDING, SOUND, EFFICIENT, FUNCTIONAL, SOLID COLOURED CATTLE TO OUR OPERATION."

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information is, the more valuable the consumer thinks the item is if it has the attributes they want,” Trevor says, “That’s how I see genetic selection and the value of it. There are lots of tools available now such as carcass ultrasound scans, feed intake tests, and genomic testing that breeders need to be utilizing to prove the value they have in their genetics.”


and were able to add some higher marbling genetics to their herd so they are now placing more focus on yield and performance traits along with a moderate amount of marbling. Colour is not of great concern as they are marketing direct to the same buyer and that buyer is more focused on the finished carcass and the feed conversion to get them to the end point than what colour their hide is. In addition, they do select some bulls with a focus on maternal traits to mate them to mainly British cows for replacements. In their females, they look for cows to raise feeder calves so they need not be fancy but they must have sound udders and structure, be of moderate size and have enough capacity to maintain themselves on a high roughage diet. Above all, fertility still needs to be top priority as a major contributor to your bottom line. They also raise some of their own bulls and the females for that program are high performing, high yielding cows of moderate to medium size. When finished, their feeder cattle border on being too large of carcasses so the frame size of their cow herd is something they are being cognizant of.

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“In short, the Limousin breed has brought high yielding, sound, efficient, functional, solid coloured cattle to our operation,” says Trevor, “The Limousin


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"EMBRACE THE TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE AVAILABE TO HELP MAKE THE BREED STRONGER."

breed brings unmatched high yielding carcasses that are produced as efficiently or more efficiently than any other breed. Coupled with their easy calving abilities and ability to withstand environmental conditions – they are the breed to compete. With recent changes in how some packers are paying with more focus on yield and a little less on certain quality attributes such as marbling, the Limousin breed can produce that either in a straight bred or cross bred situation.” Furthermore, Trevor has this to say of the Limousin breed’s docility, “The docility of the Limousin breed is second to none. My basis for saying that comes from experience of having a lot of different breeds and crosses of different breeds. Docility issues are in every breed. The Limousin breed has made great strides in improving the docility of the breed through culling and using genetic tools such as EPDs.”

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Plans for the future at Poplarview Stock Farm include expanding the operation to fill the land base they have and to allow the future generations to also become a part of the operation. Labour constraints are currently keeping the farm at status quo as the next generation matures and decides if farming will be their path in life. The operation is far from stagnant, however, as Trevor has invested time in attending numerous seminars and other learning opportunities that have leant to better grazing practices, economic management, and continual betterment of the operation.

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Coming from one of our breed’s greatest commercial supporters, these closing words from Trevor should be heard by all Limousin breeders. “I encourage breeders to keep doing what they have done to improve the traits of the breed that industry needs. I encourage them to keep it going strong and embrace the tools and technologies that are available to help them make the breed stronger.”



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IGS Genetic Evaluation Team and Consultants

DNA profiles provide additional information about the genetic merit of a DNA tested animal and increase the accuracy of EPDs, which are called Genomic Enhanced EPD or GE-EPDs. In the IGS Single-step process, the DNA marker genotypes are directly incorporated into the genetic evaluation along with the phenotypes (performance data) and the pedigree. As a result, the DNA information has an impact not only on the genotyped individual, but also on all the relatives of that genotyped individual. This allows for the DNA information to improve the accuracy of non-genotyped relatives.

DNA tested young animal is equivalent to the average BIF accuracy of a non-genotyped sire with 21, 22 and 24 calves with observed phenotypes for birth, weaning and yearling weights, respectively (Figure 1, where a horizontal line cross a curve for a specific trait (e.g. red line and blue curve cross each other at the data point correspond to y(accuracy)=0.46) and x(progeny)= 21 for birth weight)). The progeny equivalent (PE) for direct calving ease was 15 and it was only 3 for total maternal calving ease due to limited genotypes on cows. The PE for milk and stayability were 18 and 25, respectively (Figure 1).

To measure the impact of DNA information on accuracies of GE-EPDs in the IGS Singlestep genetic evaluations, we compared the average BIF accuracies of GE-EPDs of DNA tested young animals (born in 2016 with no progeny) to the average BIF accuracies of nongenotyped sires born in 2010-2014. Only sires with non-genotyped calves were used for this comparison. We found that the average BIF accuracy of GE-EPD for a

The Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT is a breakthrough in GE-EPD accuracy improvement. Enabling technologies such as BOLT software allow for even faster genetic progress with more accurate EPDs earlier in an animal’s life. We (IGS) are dedicated to using the best available technology to deliver more accurate GE-EPDs to our members so they have the best tools available for their selection decisions.

AVERAGE BIF ACCURACY

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THE VALUE

OF DNA INFORMATION IN THE MULTI-BREED GENETIC EVALUATION POWERED BY BOLT

0.80 0.80 FIGURE 1 0.75 0.75 0.70 0.70 0.65 0.65 0.60 0.60 0.55 0.55 0.50 0.50 0.45 0.45 0.40 0.40 0.35 0.35 0.30 0.30 0.25 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.15 0.10 0.100 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 NUMBER OF PROGENIES WITH OBSERVED AND USEFUL PHENOTYPES

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The average BIF accuracies of GEEPDs of DNA tested young animals (born in 2016 with no progeny) in comparison to the non-genotyped sires (born in 2010-2014).


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LIMOUSIN A JUNIOR'S PERSPECTIVE

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Laura & Nicole Scott of Spare Time Livestock.


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Laura Ecklund

Laura & Nicole Scott of Spare Time Livestock have excelled in the Junior Limousin program.

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aura and Nicole Scott are long standing CJLA members who have competed in junior events across Canada. Together with their parents, Don and Donna Scott and younger brother Joe, they operate Scott Farms of Oxford Mills, Ontario, of which Spare Time Livestock is a division. They calve a herd of about 20 cows – consisting of purebred animals, as well as Limousin influence females. In addition, they also crop just under 1,000 acres of corn, soybeans, spring wheat and hay. The farm has been in the family name for almost 100 years, but has not always been raising Limousin. When Laura and Nicole's great grandfather purchased the farm, the family ran a dairy operation. As their grandparents took over, they shifted the operation to be a 100 head commercial cow-calf operation with only a couple hundred acres of crop land. Since their Dad and uncle took over the farm, they have reduced the commercial cow herd and expanded the cropping operation. Over the past 15 years, they have been transitioning that commercial cow herd to purebred Limousin.

“Limousin has its place here and around the globe, and has done a fine job proving itself to breeders. They are competitive both on the hook and around the show ring, and the last few years have done nothing but further prove that,” remarks Laura, “Breeders should be proud of what we have accomplished. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the breed in Canada, where we will be able to demonstrate how far we have come, and how we can advance the breed to be even more competitive.” Laura and Nicole credit the entire Homer family as their mentors in the Limousin breed, “Our first few years as junior and 4-H members we went from show to show with the Homer’s, all across the province. They taught us how to show, how to fit, how to

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When asked why they chose the breed the answer was simple, “Limousin are easy to love animals. They are extraordinarily maternal, the calves they raise are high producers, and they are some of the most docile cattle in Canada. Limousin cattle are resilient, versatile animals that we are proud to be raising.”


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socialize. Our parents are our biggest supporters, from making sure that we get to where we need to be, making sure that we’re prepared for whatever may come at us and of course cheering us on while standing ringside,” said Laura and Nicole. Laura just finished a 4-year bachelors degree, majoring in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics. She has always planned to stay involved in agriculture. Upon graduating this past spring, she accepted a full-time position as an Agronomist at a crop input company less than fifteen minutes from home. This has allowed her to work off the farm, as well as still be very involved with the day-to-day operations. Nicole is in her second year of the Animal Science Technology program at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alta. Her second year will be largely focused on the Student Managed Farm Purebred Beef Team. She is still highly involved in the decisions made on the farm at home, even while being far away, and it is without a doubt that her future will be in the agriculture industry. Their brother Joe is currently attending the University of Guelph Ridgetown

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Both girls will admit that working with a sibling can be challenging, “They’re on your team, and they are always there to help, but at the same time, both of us are very strong willed, so it’s easy to forget we both have the same end goal, just different ways of doing things. I wouldn’t trade working with my sister for anything, though,” notes Laura. Laura first joined the CJLA in 2007 and Nicole in 2011. They feel that both the CJLA and the CLA do an excellent job of allowing the two organizations and the individuals involved in them to interact and get to know one another, “We like how they allow juniors to watch how the adult organization runs while still allowing the juniors to do a lot of the work for the CJLA. It is also highly appreciated

how the CJLA has begun to interact with international organizations through creating exchange programs and offering opportunities to travel abroad,” said Laura and Nicole. As the Limousin junior program grows there is a lot of excitement within the CJLA. Laura and Nicole have the following advice for younger members starting out, “The best advice we can offer to junior members coming up through the program is to get out there and participate. Go to the junior shows – you only have so many to compete in. Participate in the events at the shows, get to know the members, both older and younger than you. Get to know their parents, and the CLA board. All of these people are going to help create the biggest and strongest network you could imagine. Limousin breeders are some of the friendliest, and most outgoing people we know, so don’t be afraid to stick your hand out and introduce yourself.”

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Campus for his Agriculture Diploma and when he is not working at home he is working at North Gower Grains.


NEWS

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION 1

What a great year 2018 has been for the CJLA! There is a lot we can be grateful for as a junior association and a lot to be excited about in the future. The CJLA awarded one $500 Scholarship this year to Nicole Scott of Oxford Mills, Ont. Scholarships are chosen by a committee each fall and are awarded based on involvement in the breed, the CJLA and general leadership experiences. The number of scholarships and the amounts are determined by the CJLA Board and is based on financial availability for the year. The CJLA Board has been busy this fall preparing and advertising their heifer CJLA Foxy Lady 1F for the show season and Solid Gold Sale. It takes many people to make the Donation Female Program happen. We would like to take this time to thank Plains Limousin for halter breaking the heifer, preparing her for the fall show season and stalling her at the first two shows. CJLA Foxy Lady 1F was exhibited at Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition. Thank you to the Alberta Limousin

Association, Ontario Limousin Association and Saskatchewan Limousin Association for paying her show entry fees. Thank you to Martin Cattle Services for their hoof trimming services and to Masterfeeds for sponsoring signage for the shows. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to Anchor B Limousin for looking after the heifer at Agribition. She sold in the Solid Gold Sale at Agribition for $4,500 to B Bar Cattle. The CJLA would sincerely like to thank Eric Boon for his continued support of the junior program. The money raised from the sale of the heifer will go towards scholarships and opportunities for CJLA members. Looking ahead to 2019 we would like to invite you to attend the Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show in Saskatoon, Sask. July 18-21. We are looking forward to a fun week of friendship amongst our Limousin juniors.

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With that I would like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. It is a wonderful time of year to enjoy our family and friends and to truly be grateful for the dynamic people that make up our Limousin breed!

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WELCOME NEW CJLA MEMBERS IN 2018 Mandy Conners, (Hanna, AB) ♦ Megan

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Conners, (Hanna, AB) ♦ Sadie Ecklund, (Olds, AB) ♦ Aiden Kishkan, (Quesnel, BC) ♦ Andie Kishkan, (Quesnel, BC)  ♦ Austyn Kishkan, (Quesnel, BC) ♦ Braelee Folkins, (Pearsonville, NB) ♦ Allister Mac Eachern, (Debert, NS) ♦ Brennan Hoare, (Hopewell, NS) ♦ Christopher Lloyd, (Brooklyn, NS) ♦ Grace King, (Antigonish, NS) ♦ Hudson Meekins, (Great Village, NS) ♦ Kaylee Comeau, (Hants Co, NS) ♦ Keigan Macdonald, (Hopewell, NS) ♦ Kendra Sears, (Springhill, NS) ♦ Lauren Levangie, (Valley, NS) ♦ Madilyn Mills, (Belmont, NS) ♦ Makayla King, (Antigonish, NS) ♦ Megan Smith, (Lower Truro, NS) ♦ Nicholas Goodwin, (Southhampton, NS) ♦ Roseanne Siddall, (Southampton, NS) ♦ Bianca Byers, (Blackstock, ON) ♦ Callum Grant, (Markdale, ON) ♦ Eagle Eye Cattle Co. - Richard Heleniak, (Tillsonburg, ON)  ♦ Katie Dennis, (Bothwell, ON) ♦ Megan Priddle, (Maxwell, ON) ♦ Oatt Acres - Chayle Oatt, (Tara, ON) ♦ Owen Woolhouse, (Ramara, ON) ♦ Stone Valley - James Peters, (East Garafraxa, ON) ♦ Stone Valley - Rory Peters, (East Garafraxa, ON)

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Laura Ecklund

1. JACLYN WISMER (BLACK DIAMOND CATTLE COMPANY)

4. NAOMI BEST (CLAY HILLS LIVESTOCK)

POSITION President

HOMETOWN

HOMETOWN

Amherstburg, Ontario UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE  Lakeland College MAJOR  Agribusiness - Livestock Production YEARS ON THE BOARD 2

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT OUR BREED?

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After having the pleasure of attending our annual National Junior Shows for the past 5 years I have been able to realize the positive influence of numbers in the junior program. Watching fellow juniors succeed and excel in our breed is what continues to drive me to do my best as a board member; continually striving to create new ideas and opportunities to grow and develop for our junior members. I am excited for the positive influence the Limousin breed is having within the juniors and the breeds around us.

Harding, Manitoba UNIVERSITY  University of Saskatchewan MAJOR  Animal Science YEARS ON THE BOARD 2 WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT OUR BREED?

The endless opportunities we have for our juniors i.e. Australian Exchange and the CJLA Donation Female Program. 5. CHEYENNE PORTER (PLAINS LIMOUSIN) POSITION

Press Reporter Wainright, Alberta UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE  University of Saskatchewan MAJOR  Animal Bioscience YEARS ON THE BOARD 5 HOMETOWN

WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT OUR BREED?

I love being able to help move the Limousin breed forward and promote the breed to other juniors.

1. SAMANTHA KENNEDY (CROWN HILL ACRES)

6. KAITLYN DAVEY (MAPLEHURST FARMS)

POSITION Vice-President

HOMETOWN

HOMETOWN

Omemee, Ontario UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE  University of Guelph MAJOR  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Animal Science YEARS ON THE BOARD 4

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE Assiniboine

WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT

The opportunities that this breed has and the amount of up and coming juniors makes me excited for the Limousin breed’s future.

OUR BREED?

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POSITION Secretary

How quickly our junior association is developing and how much the breed has improved over the past 5 years!

POSITION Director

Westbourne, Manitoba

Community College MAJOR Agribusiness YEARS ON THE BOARD 2 WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT OUR BREED?

7. MADI LEWIS (SMART LIMOUSIN) POSITION Director

3. CONNOR RODGER (LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN) POSITION Treasurer HOMETOWN

Auburn, Ontario University of Guelph MAJOR  Animal Science YEARS ON THE BOARD 4 UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT OUR BREED?

Influx of junior participation in the past few years.

HOMETOWN

Meaford, Ontario UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE  University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus MAJOR  Agriculture Diploma YEARS ON THE BOARD  First year WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT OUR BREED?

The Limousin breed is such an awesome breed to show as it has given me the opportunity to meet many new people across Canada as well as having the wonderful opportunities to travel the country showing cattle.

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MEET THE 2018-19

NEWS

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REPORT

CONNOR RODGER AWARDED UK EXCHANGE

At the end of August, Katie Elmhirst, Travis Fulford, and I had the opportunity to go on an exchange to the United Kingdom through the National Junior Beef Heifer Show. Over the course of eight days we toured many farms, businesses, attended and exhibited in the Young Show Stars Competition, and took in the many sights within London.

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The first couple of days consisted of the group settling in at Melview Angus to prepare our heifers for the Young Show Stars Competition, and a couple of tours. We toured the herds of Angus, Murray Grey, and Shorthorns at Melview and the herd of Westwood Herefords which was grazed under an apple orchard.

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The Young Show Stars Competition consisted of ringcraft (showmanship), stock judging of commercial Limousin steers, overall presentation, clipping and fitting, an industry quiz, and an interview. The style of the show was much the same as the National Junior shows held here in Canada which made for a very enjoyable experience and allowed Team Canada a thirdplace finish. On the fifth day of the trip we went in to London via train which was quite the experience. The train ride was two hours and, on the way, we got to see a lot of the countryside which was very enjoyable. We arrived at Paddington Station and bought tickets for the double decker bus tours around London. The major landmarks we visited

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Connor Rodger

were the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. Of course, we saw a lot along the way including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, cathedrals, monuments, and Baker’s Street, to name just a few. We also took a ferry ride up the Thames River to see London from a different perspective. For the remainder of the trip we toured farms and local companies in the Southwestern region of the UK. We had a tour of Glympton Estates, which boasts a top herd of Angus as well as Scotch Mule sheep, and an authentic Scot for a herdsman who was a blast. The next tour was of Stanford Park Shorthorns, which had recently built brand new facilities and had ditched quite a bit of land to make viable pasture. The last tour was of the Dinmore Estate which is one of the top Limousin breeders in the UK. Dinmore raises bulls and replacement heifers and have set records for top selling beef animals within the UK. It’s hard to put into words the grandeur of the United Kingdom. From the iconic hedge-flanked, winding roads to the vast history of the country. Everywhere we went, there was something of historical significance that was much older than our country itself and that is very humbling. In fact, the original part of the home we stayed was built in the early 1400’s. I can’t thank everyone enough for this experience, especially the Canadian and Ontario Junior Limousin Associations for their sponsorship.


Red Maple Farms River Pine Cattle Co. Wulf Cattle Rick Steggies New Life Limousin Dan Farrell KS Limousin Keenan Gibson

Emerson Martin Balamore Farms B Bar Cattle Windy Gables HIP Limousin Lakeside Limousin Triple R Limousin Lazy A Limousin

DAVID CLARK

Maplehurst Bee Zee Acres Hillview Farms Smart Limousin Eden Meadows Murray Shaw Chris Gray Nor-Alta Limousin

2280 McCullough Rd• Port Hope, ON LlA 3V7 Ph: 905.786.2304 • Cell: 905.449.0149 • clarkcattlel@hotmail.ca

Southbridge Limousin Enright Farms Bev Annett Plains Limousin Pinnacle View Limousin Darren King Railway Creek 3 Ridge Farms


MASTERFEEDS The Masterfeeds Show Cattle of the Year Awards recognize the top show bull, top show female, top show sire and top show dam for that year as determined by a point system based on placings at qualifying shows. In order to qualify for points a show must have a minimum of 30 head of Limousin cattle. In addition, Limousin animals who win a Supreme Champion title at a show with a minimum of 30 head of cattle of any breed receive additional points. The Canadian Limousin Association and our members sincerely thank Masterfeeds for their support of this program! Congratulations and thank you to all Limousin breeders who invested the time and resources into showing their cattle this year. You represented the breed very well at shows across the country, and your efforts shine a very positive light on the Limousin breed, for which everyone benefits.

2018 QUALIFYING LIMOUSIN SHOWS Central Ontario

Limousin Showcase at Barrie Fair, ON ♦ Owen Sound Fall Fair, ON ♦ Lindsay Exhibition, ON ♦ Glencoe Fair, ON ♦ Ontario Limousin Provincial Show at Markham Fair, ON ♦ Stockade Roundup, SK ♦ Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, ON ♦ Farmfair International, AB ♦ Canadian Western Agribition, SK LIMOUSIN ANIMALS WERE ALSO SUPREME CHAMPIONS OVER ALL BREEDS AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS Westlock Agricultural Fair, AB ♦ Darwell

Agricultural Fair, AB ♦ Quinte Exhibition, ON ♦ Picton Fair, ON ♦ Warkworth Beef Expo, ON ♦ Oro World's Fair, ON ♦ Farmfair International, AB

SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR STANDING

REG #

TATTOO

NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

1

CPM4093054

ATU 9F

ARLEY'S FLO RIDA

ARLEY CATTLE CO. / ARCON CATTLE CO.

82

2

CPM4089323

JPB 2E

3 RIDGE EXTRA IMPACT

3 RIDGE FARMS

74

3

CPM4082220

RPY 43D

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

73

4

CPM4080151

CWP 605D

COTTAGE LAKE DARK HORSE

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

70

5

CPM4094371

WGL 34F

WGL FORCE 34F ET

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

67

6

CPM4092568

XPC 706E

PINCH HILL ENTOURAGE 706E ET

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

66

7

CPM4089346

PYN 707E

GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD

60

8

CPM4079070

NLL 14D

NEW LIFE DUTY FREE

BEE ZEE ACRES

48

9

CPM4089830

JSP 51E

GREENWOOD EDDIE THE EAGLE

JAYDEN PAYNE AND BRAEDEN WEPPLER

46

10

CPM4091343

ZWS 8F

ZWS BEE ZEE POLLED FREIGHT TRAIN 8F

BEE ZEE ACRES

45

SHOW FEMALE OF THE YEAR

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STANDING

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REG #

TATTOO

1

CPF4080253

LBZ 10D

2

CPF0218158

3

NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

LAZY A DESIRE ME

LAZY A LIMOUSIN & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

100

PYN 702A

GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A

GREENWOOD

91

CPF0217954

XPC 410B

PINCH HILL BERTHA 410B

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

76

4

CPF0211202

TCM 249Z

HSF ZENA

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

74

5

CPF4088277

RPY 55E

RPY PAYNES EPIPHANY 55E

DARLING FARMS

61

6

CPF4089111

BLK 9E

LOYAL LINE ELEANER

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

52

7

CPF4086471

ZWS 8E

BEE ZEE POLLED ELSA 8E

BEE ZEE ACRES

46

8

NPF2122729

SYES 375E

MISS SYES BUSINESSMAN 375E

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

45

9

CPF4095132

CWP 814F

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 814F ET

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

44

10

CPF4091340

ZWS 1F

BEE ZEE POLLED FRIGGLESNAGGLE 1F

BEE ZEE ACRES

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CANADIAN LIMOUSIN

SHOW CATTLE OF THE YEAR SHOW SIRE OF THE YEAR STANDING

REG #

TATTOO

NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

1

CPM4076336

JSP 706E

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD & NORAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

341

2

CPM4082223

RPY 37D

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

PAYNE LIVESTOCK & ARCON CATTLE CO.

174

3

NPM2038483

COLE 08A

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

COLEMAN LIMOUSIN RANCH

160

4

NPM2074458

HUNT 37C

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

B BAR CATTLE

154

5

CPM0218088

BPL 908B

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & SKULL CREEK RANCH

134

6

NPM1967681

FI X233X

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

WULF CATTLE

124

7

CPM0204231

EEY 7Y

HOLLEES YUCATAN

HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

112

8

NPM1866691

EXLR 054T

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T

EXPRESS/SUMMERS/TUBMILL

109

IVY'S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

B BAR CATTLE & IVY LIVESTOCK

102

CFLX WILD CARD

COUNSIL FAMILY LIMOUSIN

101

RCL WIND CHILL 8B

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

101

9

CPM0219201

HTZ 24B

10

NPM1907533

CFLX 010U

10

CPM4075894

PPP 8B

SHOW DAM OF THE YEAR REG #

TATTOO

1

CPF0209614

XPC 203Z

2

CPF0207751

3 3

NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

118

PYN 42Y

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

GREENWOOD

111

CPF0171205

CTA 57R

ATJ POLLED ROYALTY

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

100

CPF0200038

TGE 404X

ELIAN POLLED XTINA

LAZY A LIMOUSIN

100

4

NPF1877274

ACET 570T

EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T

KOYLE FARMS

91

4

CPF0197142

EDW 92W

EDW WALKIE TALKIE

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

91

5

CPF0218187

RPY 13B

RPY PAYNES BELLE 13B

3 RIDGE FARMS

88

6

CPF4078645

CLF 509C

LIMOLYN CALLY

ARLEY CATTLE CO.

82

7

CPF0205492

ZWS 73X

BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X

BEE ZEE ACRES

77

7

CPF0208878

BLK 12Z

LOYAL LINE ZAZOO

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

74

8

NXF1899713

TMCK 141U

TMCK COLE 141U

RIVERSTONE CATTLE COMPANY

74

9

CPF0211202

TCM 249Z

HSF ZENA

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

73

10

CPF0183390

RPY 9T

RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

70

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2018

CANADIAN LIMOUSIN

1

2

1 & 2. Masterfeeds Show Female of the year Lazy A Desire Me, presented to Lazy A Limousin & Hollee Limousin at the National show 3 & 4. Masterfeeds Show Bull of the Year Arley's Fo Rida, presented to Arley Cattle Co./Arcon Cattle Co at the National Show

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3

SHOW CATTLE


A SUPREME YEAR FOR LIMOUSIN AWARD

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

ALBERTA SUPREME SHOW AT FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL SUPREME FEMALE

GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A & GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F

15/01/2013

GREENWOOD

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T (CALF: GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET)

EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T

GPFF BLAQUE RULON

19/01/2016

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T

CLLL NEW DIRECTION 394P

DARWELL AGRICULTURAL FAIR SUPREME BULL

COTTAGE LAKE DARK HORSE

ORO WORLD'S FAIR SUPREME BULL

HOLLEE’S EASY RYDER

15/01/2017

CHAFFE CATTLE COMPANY & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

HOLLEES CHEAP TRICK

HOLLEE’S ATHENA

CJSL WINDFALL 9072W

SUPREME FEMALE

LAZY A DESIRE ME & LAZY A FOREVER DESIRE

09/03/2016

LAZY A LIMOUSIN & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

RICHMOND ARDON SRD 79A (CALF: EDW DESIRABULL)

ELIAN POLLED XTINA

FBR BABEYS UNDERTAKER 5U

03/03/2017

DARLING FARMS

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

EDW WALKIE TALKIE

WULFS SPACE SHIP 3223S

09/01/2017

DARLING FARMS

WASY BAKERS MAN 629B

RLF 674Y

FWLY BIG TIME

01/01/2018

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD PLD ZAMBUKA

RICHMOND YOUR TOO SWEET SRD33Y

RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U

19/01/2016

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T

CLLL NEW DIRECTION 394P

SUPREME FEMALE

RPY PAYNES EPIPHANY 55E

QUINTE EXHIBITION SUPREME FEMALE

RLF 242E ET

WARKWORTH BEEF EXPO SUPREME BULL

WGL FORCE 34F ET

WESTLOCK AGRICULTURAL FAIR SUPREME BULL

COTTAGE LAKE DARK HORSE

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

PICTON FAIR

Photo courtesy of Emily H Photography

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Tessa Verbeek

Show Champions & Emily H Photography

SPECIAL REPORT

LIMOUSIN FEMALE CLAIMS SUPREME LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

T

he Limousin breed has long been noted as the breed of choice if selecting a sire to use over a British based cowherd. No other continental breed can boast the calving ease, new calf vigour and efficiency that the Limousin breed brings to the table. Limousin is also widely noted across all breeds for its exceptional muscling, lean meat yield and longevity. However, the Limousin female should not be overlooked. The maternal strength of the Limousin female is being capitalized on by producers across the country. In a crossbreeding scenario, Limousin influence cows typically hold themselves together structurally for longer, and their hardy adaptability allows them to withstand

harsh conditions and minimal management. From the pasture to the show ring, the Limousin female is being recognized by astute cattlemen as an admirable piece of the Canadian beef herd. The Payne family of Greenwood Limousin & Angus, Lloydminster, Sask. know full well the valuable traits that their Limousin females contribute to their herd. Scott and Jackie Payne, along with sons Jayden and Jaxon, have been raising some of the countries winningest Limousin cattle. Scott’s parents, Bernard and Mona Payne, were some of the earliest members of the Canadian Limousin Association, and were in the thick of things when the breed was new to Canada in the 1970’s. On November 10, 2018, the


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"TO WIN THE FEMALE SIDE OF THE ALBERTA SUPREME WAS A MASSIVE GOAL FOR OUR FAMILY." Greenwood operation added another, very special, banner to their collection and drove away from the Alberta Supreme in a new Dodge Ram truck thanks to Greenwood Pld Ally 702A and her heifer calf Greenwood Flick PYN 62F. A repeat win for the family who raised and co-owned (along with Nordal Limousin & Angus, Simpson, Sask.) the 2017 Alberta Supreme Champion Bull, Greenwood Canadian Impact ET. Greenwood animals have stood in the Top 5 and Top 10 at Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition countless times. “Dreams come true!” Jackie exclaims about their win, “We have always enjoyed showing pairs and showing other breeders and the public the kind of cows we have. To win the female side of the Alberta Supreme was a massive goal for our family. To do it back to back is surreal.” Unlike most show cows, who typically have had a lengthy show career under their belt by the time they come to town as a mature pair, Greenwood Pld Ally 702A was only broke to lead this year – at 5 years old.


Jackie goes on to say, “She didn’t love being a show cow but the more time we put into her the quieter she got. Ally is proof the docility stigma our breed still suffers with is a falsity that needs to be put to rest.” Greenwood offered half interest in Greenwood Flick PYN 67F in the National Limousin Solid Gold Sale at Canadian Western Agribition. Rob Garner of Nordal Limousin & Angus, along with his grandson, Henry Michelson, purchased half interest for $15,500 – the sale topping price. As for Greenwood Pld Ally 702A, she will be incorporated into the Greenwood donor program in 2019, with the goal of producing as many Ally progeny as possible and sharing her genetics with the Limousin breed.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

“Ally has always been a cow we admired and wanted to show and flush,” Jayden says, “She gave us a special heifer calf, so we thought it was our chance to do it.”

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As the first Limousin female to win supreme honours in the Alberta Supreme, the Payne family appreciates the recognition this is bringing to the Limousin breed, “Simply put, we will get more people paying attention to the high-quality cattle the breed is exhibiting as we become more of a threat at an all breeds level. The more eyes on the Limousin breed the better.” There were plenty of eyes on the Limousin breed this fall with RPY Paynes Dillinger 43D raised and owned by Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, Sask. with co-owners Spring Water Ranching, LaValla Limousin and McAlpin Livestock making the Top 5, in the hunt for the Alberta Supreme title at Farmfair International. Both RPY Paynes Dillinger 43D and Greenwood Pld Ally 702A also stood in the Top 10 at the RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Canadian Western Agribition. Beyond the show ring, the Greenwood females really do go to work, “We love the calving ease and mothering ability of our Limousin cows. Udder quality and fertility is improving immensely with genetic selection and the Limousin breed no longer needs to be looked at as a paternal breed. You can't beat a good crossbred Limousin cow.”

“The list of people to thank is endless. First of all, we thank all the Canadian fall shows organizers and volunteers for giving us a stage to display our cattle. Farmfair is truly a world class event and the international connections we have made are exciting. Thank you to Dodge Ram and Northlands for the incredible sponsorship. Thank you to our friends and family for being the best supporters and cheerleaders. Lastly, thank you to our crew that gets all the behind the scenes work done. Everything from chores at home to fitting at the show; wouldn't be possible without you. Our crew feels like our family and we appreciate each and every one so much. They treat our cattle like they own them, just simply the best.” As the Limousin breed prepares to celebrate 50 years of Limousin in Canada during 2019 – this repeat Supreme win puts a golden cap on the 2018 show season! While your bottom line is based on the production merit of your herd, not just the banners on your wall, it is exciting to see that the Limousin breed is being recognized as being able to ‘get it done’ against all breeds in the show ring and in production.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Like all seedstock breeders, the Greenwood operation will continue striving to exceed the success they have already carved out for themselves. To see a family who has worked so hard, for so long, finally reaching their goals is inspiring for producers across all breeds. It also took a team effort to make it happen,

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SHOW RESULTS 1

PHOTOGRAPHY

JUDGE

Barn Girls

Katie Songer

BARRIE FAIR

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1. Grand Champion Female (Junior Female) Loyal Line Eleaner, Loyal Line Limousin 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Senior Female) Pinch Hill Bertha 410B & Pinch Hill Fireball 805F, Pinch Hill Limousin 3. Grand Champion Bull (Junior Bull) 3 Ridge Extra Impact, 3 Ridge Farms 4. Reserve Champion Bull (Bull Calf Champion) Arley's Flo Rida, Arley Cattle Co/Arcon Cattle Co.

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Heifer Calf Champion Bee Zee Polled Fairy Princess 32F, Bee Zee Acres

3

Res Heifer Calf Bee Zee Polled Frigglesnaggle 1F, Bee Zee Acres

Reserve Junior Female XJG Elle Style 111E, Lisle Limousin

Reserve Senior Female Lazy A Desire Me, Lazy A Limousin/Hollee Limousin


AWARD

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BEE ZEE POLLED FAIRY PRINCESS 32F

12/02/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

BEE ZEE POLLED BAZINGA 8B

AFTER HOURS CUDDLE ME

B BAR BRASS 50Z

2ND

BEE ZEE POLLED FRIGGLESNAGGLE 1F

01/01/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

BELLDOON DAWSON 139S

RPY PAYNES THUNDERSTRUCK

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST

LOYAL LINE ELEANER

06/02/2017

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

WULFS APOSTLE T343A

LOYAL LINE ZAZOO

RUNL WING NUT 427W

2ND

XJG ELLE STYLE 111E

11/01/2017

LISLE LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

RPY PAYNES STYLE 57X

ANCHOR B ‘THE SHMOOZE’

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST

PINCH HILL BERTHA 410B & PINCH HILL FIREBALL 805F

27/02/2014

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U (CALF: ROMN CADILLAC JACK 101C)

ATJ POLLED ROYALTY

L7 LUCKY ME 9041J

2ND

LAZY A DESIRE ME & LAZY A FOREVER DESIRE

09/03/2016

LAZY A LIMOUSIN & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

RICHMOND ARDON SRD 79A (CALF: EDW DESIRABULL)

ELIAN POLLED XTINA

FBR BABEYS UNDERTAKER 5U

BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

ARLEY’S FLO RIDA

29/01/2018

ARLEY CATTLE CO./ARCON CATTLE CO.

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

LIMOLYN CALLY

CJSL TIMETRAVELER 7051T

2ND

LOYALLINE FRANK”THE TANK” ET

01/01/2018

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

AHCC WESTWIND W544

DVFC NINA 145N

DVFC WARDEN 233K

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

3 RIDGE EXTRA IMPACT

01/03/2017

3 RIDGE FARMS

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

RPY PAYNES BELLE 13B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

2ND

MURRAYHILL’S EQUINOX

05/10/2017

MURRAY HILL FARM

HOLLEES YUCATAN

HOLLEES COWGIRL

TMF ZODIAK 342Z

07/01/2016

BEE ZEE ACRES

IVY’S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

Y2K X-ALTED 69X

IVY’S UNDERPRESSURE 43U

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

NEW LIFE DUTY FREE

Thank you

Res Bull Calf Champion Loyalline Frank "The Tank" ET, Loyal Line Limousin

Res Junior Bull Murrayhill's Equinox, Murray Hill Limousin

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

MASTERFEEDS • AN ALLTEC COMPANY

MARTIN CATTLE SERVICES

ALBERTA LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

SASKATCHEWAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

ONTARIO LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

THANK YOU TO THE BUYER B BAR CATTLE

Canadian Junior Limousin Association @CDNJuniorLimo

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

TO THE SPONSORS OF CJLA FOXY LADY 1F

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SHOW RESULTS

OWEN SOUND JUDGE

Dr. Rex Crawford Grand Champion Female After Hours Grand Champion Bull After Hours Full Farmers Daughter, After Hours Limousin Proof, After Hours Limousin AWARD

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

AFTER HOURS FARMERS DAUGHTER

01/01/2018

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSIN

ANCHOR B URBAN LEGEND

AFTER HOURS ZELDA

KYLD VEGAS 910W

2ND

AFTER HOURS FOREVER LOVE

01/01/2018

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

AFTER HOURS YOUNG LOVE

AFTER HOURS WISECRACK

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST

LAKESIDE EMOTION

22/04/2017

LAKESIDE FARMS

NEW LIFE BACHELOR

DRA MISS TOTAL 703X

EXLR TOTAL CONTROL 065T

2ND

LAKESIDE ENCORE

18/02/2017

LAKESIDE FARMS

TMF REDWOOD 322A

KOHLERS UPTOWN

ANCHOR B ‘THE SHMOOZE’

BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

AFTER HOURS FULL PROOF

03/01/2018

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSIN

FLEMINGTON LEGEND L12

AFTER HOURS CALI

AFTER HOURS UC AT THE TOP

2ND

AFTER HOURS FAKE ID

04/01/2018

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSIN

B BAR RUST 31B

WGL BOOTY CALL 32B

RICHMOND WYATT SRD 48W

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

SMART POLLED ESCOBAR

29/09/2017

SMART LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN

SMART POLLED ZABRINA

SMART POLLED USERFRIENDLY

2ND

3 RIDGE EXTRA IMPACT

01/03/2017

3 RIDGE FARMS

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

RPY PAYNES BELLE 13B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

CLASSIC HERITAGE

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Grand Champion Female East Coast Flower 829F, East Coast Limousin

AWARD

NAME

Reserve Champion Female Tothelly May 1E, Top of the Hill Farm

DOB

EXHIBITOR

Grand Champion Bull Balamore Endeavor 701E, Balamore Farm Ltd.

SIRE

PHOTOS

JUDGE

Jill Renton

Dennis Serhienko

Reserve Champion Bull Balamore Fully Auto 806F, Balamore Farm Ltd.

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST

EAST COAST FLOWER 829F

27/01/2018

EAST COAST LIMOUSIN

MORRISVALE LUMBERJACK

RPY PAYNES BLOSSOM 20B

CFLX WILD CARD

2ND

TOTH ELLY MAY 1E

02/01/2017

TOP OF THE HILL FARM

WZRK DOUBLEWIDE 8055Y

BALAMORE BIG MAMMA 408B

RLF YARDLEY 601Y

GRAND CHAMPION BULL 1ST

BALAMORE ENDEAVOR 701E

01/01/2017

BALAMORE FARM LIMITED

RLF YARDLEY 601Y

CLARKS AFFECTIVE KISS

WULFS SPRING LOADED 3158S

2ND

BALAMORE FULLY AUTO 806F

04/01/2018

BALAMORE FARM LIMITED

PLNS POLLED BOHEMIAN

BALAMORE ZOEY 225Z

ATJ POLLED ULTRA SOUND


SHOW RESULTS LINDSAY FAIR

JUDGE Grand Champion Female Lazy A Desire Me, Lazy A Limousin/Hollee Limousin AWARD

Jill Harvie

Grand Champion Bull Arley's Flo Rida, Arcon Cattle Co.

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

RCL FIRST KISS 1F

01/01/2018

ROCK CREEK LIMOUSIN

RCL COOL BREEZE 3Z

RCL HUGS & KISSES

WULFS QUARTERBACK 4222B

2ND

BLCC FANCY LIL HUSSEY

21/01/2018

MURRAY HILL FARM

LFLC BANK ACCOUNT 701B

BLCC CANADIAN HUSSEY

RUNL ZENAS 324 Z

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST

RPY PAYNES EPIPHANY 55E

03/03/2017

DARLING FARMS

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

EDW WALKIE TALKIE

WULFS SPACE SHIP 3223S

2ND

RED MAPLE ENCORE

13/03/2017

RED MAPLE FARMS

WULFS ZION 9167Z

CLARK’S ZAP OF CREATIVIT

WULFS WILLARD 5115W

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST

LAZY A DESIRE ME & LAZY A FOREVER DESIRE

09/03/2016

LAZY A LIMOUSIN & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

RICHMOND ARDON SRD 79A (CALF: EDW DESIRABULL)

ELIAN POLLED XTINA

FBR BABEYS UNDERTAKER 5U

2ND

PINCH HILL BERTHA 410B & PINCH HILL FIREBALL 805F

27/02/2014

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U (CALF: ROMN CADILLAC JACK 101C)

ATJ POLLED ROYALTY

L7 LUCKY ME 9041J

BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

ARLEY’S FLO RIDA

29/01/2018

ARCON CATTLE CO.

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

LIMOLYN CALLY

CJSL TIMETRAVELER 7051T

2ND

WGL FORCE 34F ET

01/01/2018

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD PLD ZAMBUKA

RICHMOND YOUR TOO SWEET SRD33Y

RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

3 RIDGE EXTRA IMPACT

01/03/2017

3 RIDGE FARMS

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT

RPY PAYNES BELLE 13B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

2ND

PINCH HILL ENTOURAGE 706E ET

01/01/2017

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

MAGS YIP

PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z

KAJO RESPONDER 120R

GLENCOE FAIR AWARD

NAME

JUDGE Rob Marriot DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BEE ZEE POLLED FIONA 12F

06/01/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X

CARROUSELS PEAK POWER

2ND

EGL TOO MUCH FAME 81F ET

23/01/2018

EMILY GIBSON

ROMN CADILLAC JACK 101C

TMF TOO MUCH FUN 507T

ROMN MADE TO ORDER

1ST

PINNACLE’S EVER AFTER 12E

28/01/2017

CRINAN FARMS

CJSL WINDFALL 9072W

PINNACLE’S ALWAYS & FOREVER

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

2ND

BEE ZEE POLLED ELSA 8E

08/01/2017

BEE ZEE ACRES

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X

CARROUSELS PEAK POWER

BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BEE ZEE POLLED FREIGHT TRAIN 8F

03/01/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

BEE ZEE POLLED YOUR GIRL 48Y

BEE ZEE POLLED ROSCO 6R

2ND

EGL GIBSONS FRANK THE TANK

05/01/2018

EMILY GIBSON

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT

RPY PAYNES BRANDY 25Z

KAJO RESPONDER 120R

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

B BAR PAPA 39E

25/01/2017

HAYSTACK ACRES

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

B BAR FOXTROT 52B

DVCL MR UNBELIEVABLE U03

2ND

BEE ZEE POLLED ESSENTIAL 1E

01/01/2017

BEE ZEE ACRES

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

BEE ZEE POLLED ARIEL 2A

GREENWOOD PLD XTRA CHARGE

07/01/2016

BEE ZEE ACRES

IVY’S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

Y2K X-ALTED 69X

IVY’S UNDERPRESSURE 43U

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

NEW LIFE DUTY FREE

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE

49


SHOW RESULTS Grand Champion Female Lazy A Desire Me & Lazy A Forever Desire, Lazy A Limousin & Hollee Limousin

AWARD

NAME

Reserve Champion Female Pinch Hill Bertha 401B & Pinch Hill Fireball 805F, Pinch Hill Limousin

DOB

EXHIBITOR

Grand Champion Bull WGL Force 34F ET, Windy Gables Limousin

SIRE

Reserve Champion Bull Bee Zee Polled Freight Train 8F, Bee Zee Acres

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BEE ZEE POLLED FRIGGLESNAGGLE 1F

01/01/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

BELLDOON DAWSON 139S

RPY PAYNES THUNDERSTRUCK

2ND

WGL FIRST ROSE 9F

20/01/2018

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

FLEMINGTON LEGEND L12

KOYLE YELLOW ROSE 37Y

CJSL WINDFALL 9072W

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE 1ST

LAKESIDE EMOTION

22/04/2017

LAKESIDE FARMS

NEW LIFE BACHELOR

DRA MISS TOTAL 703X

EXLR TOTAL CONTROL 065T

2ND

MISS SYES BUSINESSMAN 375E

03/04/2017

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

COLE BUSINESSMAN 104B

MISS SYES FRIENDLY 375X

SYES USER FRIENDLY 524U

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING FEMALE 1ST

RLF 242E ET

09/01/2017

DARLING FARMS

WASY BAKERS MAN 629B

RLF 674Y

FWLY BIG TIME

2ND

BEE ZEE POLLED ELSA 8E

08/01/2017

BEE ZEE ACRES

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X

CARROUSELS PEAK POWER

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE 1ST

LAZY A DESIRE ME & LAZY A FOREVER DESIRE

09/03/2016

LAZY A LIMOUSIN & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

RICHMOND ARDON SRD 79A (CALF: EDW DESIRABULL)

ELIAN POLLED XTINA

FBR BABEYS UNDERTAKER 5U

2ND

PINCH HILL BERTHA 410B & PINCH HILL FIREBALL 805F

27/02/2014

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U (CALF: ROMN CADILLAC JACK 101C)

ATJ POLLED ROYALTY

L7 LUCKY ME 9041J

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

BULL CALF CHAMPION

50

1ST

WGL FORCE 34F ET

01/01/2018

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD PLD ZAMBUKA

RICHMOND YOUR TOO SWEET SRD33Y

RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U

2ND

BEE ZEE POLLED FREIGHT TRAIN 8F

03/01/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

BEE ZEE POLLED YOUR GIRL 48Y

BEE ZEE POLLED ROSCO 6R

Heifer Calf Champion Bee Zee Polled Frigglesnaggle 1F, Bee Zee Acres

Res Heifer Calf Champion WGL First Rose 9F, Windy Gables Limousin

Champ Junior Yearling Lakeside Emotion, Lakeside Farms

Res Junior Yearling Miss SYES Businessman 375E, Loyal Line Limousin


OLA PROVINCIAL SHOW (MARKHAM)

Champion Senior Yearling RLF 242E ET, Darling Farms

AWARD

NAME

Reserve Senior Yearling Bee Zee Polled Elsa 8E, Bee Zee Acres

DOB

Champion Junior Bull 3 Ridge Extra Impact, 3 Ridge Farms

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

Reserve Junior Bull Pinch Hill Entourage 706E, Pinch Hill Limousin

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

3 RIDGE EXTRA IMPACT

01/03/2017

3 RIDGE FARMS

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

RPY PAYNES BELLE 13B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

2ND

PINCH HILL ENTOURAGE 706E ET

01/01/2017

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

MAGS YIP

PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z

KAJO RESPONDER 120R

High selling

COW/CALF PAIR AT THE FOUNDATION IV SALE

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Celebrating

30 years as

fullblood

Limousin Breeders

E. JOHN & ENA POST

Quality Polled Fullblood Genetics

7396 - 20TH SIDEROAD, RR #2 ALMA , ON N0B 1A0 | ejpost@posthavenlimousin.com | FARM: (519) 846-9320 | CELL: (519) 766-7178 | www.posthavenlimousin.com

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION TO PROVIDE REFRESHING NEW BLOODLINES FOR ALL PUREBRED HERDS.

51


SHOW RESULTS

1

MANITOBA AG-EX

PHOTOS Grant Rolston JUDGE Jonathan Thomason

2

3

4

1. Grand Champion Female (Senior Female) TWD Dirty Dancer & CHL Firestone 14F, Clay Hills Limousin 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Calf Champion) JL Fruitful MRA 806F, Jaymarandy Livestock 3. Grand Champion Bull (Junior Bull) EMF Either Way, Eden Meadows Farm 4. Reserve Champion Bull (Reserve Junior Bull) JYF Extra Chunk 519E, J. Yorga Farms Ltd. AWARD

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF 1ST

JL FRUITFUL MRA 806F

05/03/2018

JAYMARANDY LIVESTOCK

KOYLE APACHE 8A

JL DOROTHY DICKENS MRA 614D

MRA CLEVELAND 108Z

2ND

EMF FASCINATING DREAM 15F ET

23/01/2018

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES DREAM GIRL 26D

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

05/09/2017

J. YORGA FARMS LTD.

BIRUBI JUPITA J15

JYF APRICOT 89A

WULFS WARDEN N502W

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE 1ST

JYF EMBRACE 504E

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE

52

1ST

TWD DIRTY DANCER & CHL FIRESTONE 14F

07/02/2016

CLAY HILLS LIMOUSIN

GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN (CALF: B BAR EL CAMINO 24D)

DIAMOND T Y-NOT THX 60Y

EDW USABLE

2ND

JL WONDER GIRL LNA 610D & KAD FLOWER GIRL

05/01/2016

KAITLYN DAVEY

WULFS XTREME SPORTS (CALF: B BAR MARBLE 54C)

LNA WONDER GIRL 949W

ANDERS MAIN DOCK

CHAMPION BULL CALF 1ST

EMF FRESH PRINCE 25F ET

18/02/2018

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

RPY PAYNES CAROLINA 13Z

CFLX WILD CARD

2ND

EMF FREE THROW 13F ET

20/01/2018

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES DREAM GIRL 26D

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

EMF EITHER WAY 15E

30/01/2017

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

EMF WINE AND ROSES

RWK RENEGADE

2ND

JYF EXTRA CHUNK 518E

18/09/2017

J. YORGA FARMS LTD.

JYF CHUNK 35C

TMF MISS 118W

TMF SUPERDUTY 516S


Pride of the Prairies

CELEBRATING

100

BULL SHOW & SALE

YEARS OF PRIDE & HISTORY

March 3 & 4, 2019

STER AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION ASSOCIATION LLOYDMIN

New Years Eve Check us out

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY

in the New Years Resolution Sale Bianca, 2015 RAWF Grand Champion

RPY Paynes Dillinger 43D

We will have 12 top yearling polled bulls selling performance tested and strictly culled. Watch for details, pictures and videos.

FULLY LOADED BULL SALE MARCH 23, 2019 IN COOKSTOWN, ONTARIO NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN

TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year in 2019

Top 5 Finalist Farmfair, Top 10 Finalist CWA A direct son of HSF Zena.

Gary & Justin Burgess & Melissa Koch 261269 Concession 18 Hanover, ON 519.270.5415 new.life.limousin@gmail.com

5521-49th Ave | Lloydminster, SK 306.825.5571 lloydexh.reception@gmail.com lloydexh.com

Ivy's Bianca 17B (a direct daughter of Princess) x Dillinger 43D

PDD Investments, MB (Pop, Damian Young, Dimitry Stewart) Payne Livestock, SK Greenwood Limousin, SK Clark Cattle Co, ON Tom Stull, ON J.Yorga Farms, SK Lazy A Limousin, SK Mark & Dianne Beliveau, SK Wayne & Anne Burgess, AB Diamond R Limousin, (Les & Larry Rodgers), MB Dustyridge Family Farms, MB Tim Davey, MB Maplehurst Farms, MB TGJ Farms (Tim Jackson), MB Darren Unger Farms, MB *(Volume Buyer)* Diamond T Limousin, MB

VENTURE LIVESTOCK Wayne & Anne Burgess Box 1654 Carstairs, Alberta 403.813.8416 vle.burgess@gmail.com

YOUR SOURCE

FOR

QUALITY LIMOUSIN GENETICS

Art & Maria Rodgers & family MacGregor, MB Home: 204-685-2628 Art Cell: 204-856-3440 email: triplerlimo@yahoo.ca West of MacGregor at Rd. 62W, 4 1/4 miles North

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

&

Selling your choice of either 3 or 5 embryos

53


SHOW RESULTS 1

PHOTOGRAPHY

JUDGE

ShowChampions

Hampton Cornelius

2

1. Grand Champion Female (Senior Female) RLF 833A & RLF 318F, Rail Line Farms 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Senior Yearling Female) RLF 233E, Rail Line Farms 3. Grand Champion Bull (Junior Bull) Greenwood Eddie the Eagle, Jayden Payne & Braeden Weppler 4. Reserve Champion Bull (Reserve Junior Bull) Pinch Hill Entourage 706E ET, Pinch Hill Limousin

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

4

54

Junior Heifer Calf Champion Pinch Hill Fantasy 824F, Pinch Hill Limousin

3

Res Junior Heifer Calf Champion 3 Ridge Felicity, 3 Ridge Farms

Int Heifer Calf Champion Bee Zee Polled Res Int Heifer Calf Champion RLF 3118F Fairy Princess 32F, Bee Zee Acres Rail Line Farms


ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR

Senior Heifer Calf Champion Koyle Falon 21F, Koyle Farms

AWARD

NAME

Res Senior Heifer Calf Champion RCL Champ Junior Yearling Heifer GDL Fancy That 6F ET, Rock Creek Limousin Gibsons Emalou 71E, Gibson Farms

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

Res Junior Yearling Heifer Miss SYES Businessman 375E, Loyal Line Limousin

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F

04/04/2018

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

RCL WIND CHILL 8B

PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z

KAJO RESPONDER 120R

2ND

3 RIDGE FELICITY

02/03/2018

3 RIDGE FARMS

BALAMORE CALUM 517C ET

GREENWOOD MISS PYN 24C

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BEE ZEE POLLED FAIRY PRINCESS 32F

12/02/2018

BEE ZEE ACRES

BEE ZEE POLLED BAZINGA 8B

AFTER HOURS CUDDLE ME

B BAR BRASS 50Z

2ND

RLF 3118F

25/02/2018

RAIL LINE FARMS

WASY BAKERS MAN 629B

TMF MISS LILY 11Y

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

KOYLE FALON 21F

26/01/2018

KOYLE FARMS

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

KOYLE YOU’RE FANCY 2Y

AUTO DOLLAR GENERAL 122R

2ND

RCL FANCY THAT 6F ET

06/01/2018

ROCK CREEK LIMOUSIN

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T

KOYLE TICKLE ZZ 26Z

AHCC WESTWIND W544

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER 1ST

GDL GIBSONS EMALOU 71E

15/05/2017

GIBSON FARMS

EGL 3B BRUCE

DGL GIBSONS CRYSTAL ET

AHCC WESTWIND W544

2ND

MISS SYES BUSINESSMAN 375E

03/04/2017

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

COLE BUSINESSMAN 104B

MISS SYES FRIENDLY 375X

SYES USER FRIENDLY 524U

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER 1ST

RLF 233E

07/01/2017

RAIL LINE FARMS

WULFS WILLARD 5115W

RLF 902B

RLF YARDLEY 601Y

2ND

EXE LUVLY 1E

05/02/2017

ENRIGHT FARMS

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

EXE LUVLY 3A

MAGS XYLOPOLIST

1ST

RLF 833A & RLF 318F

05/01/2013

RAIL LINE FARMS

AHCC WESTWIND W54 (CALF: WASY BAKERS MAN 629B)

TMF JUST PEACHY 521S

WULFS NOBEL PRIZE 3861N

2ND

LAZY A DESIRE ME & LAZY A FOREVER DESIRE

09/03/2016

LAZY A LIMOUSIN & HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

RICHMOND ARDON SRD 79A (CALF: EDW DESIRABULL)

ELIAN POLLED XTINA

FBR BABEYS UNDERTAKER 5U

Reserve Senior Yearling Heifer EXE Luvly 1E, Enright Farms

Reserve Senior Female Lazy A Desire Me Lazy A Limousin & Hollee Limousin

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE

55


SHOW RESULTS Junior Bull Calf Champion Hollee's Forever Rebel, Hollee Limousin

AWARD

NAME

Res Junior Bull Calf Champion Murrayhill's Flynn Ryder, Murray Hill Farm

DOB

Senior Bull Calf Champion After Hours Fake ID, After Hours Limousin

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

Res Senior Bull Calf Champion Arley's Flo Rid, Arcon Cattle Co.

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

HOLLEE’S FOREVER REBEL

12/02/2018

HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

TMF LANDMARK 601L

HOLLEE’S BLUE IVY

WULFS XTRACTOR X233X

2ND

MURRAYHILL’S FLYNN RYDER

19/02/2018

MURRAY HILL FARM

HOLLEES YUCATAN

HOLLEES BLACK BEAUTY

TMF ZODIAK 342Z

SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

AFTER HOURS FAKE ID

04/01/2018

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSIN

B BAR RUST 31B

WGL BOOTY CALL 32B

RICHMOND WYATT SRD 48W

2ND

ARLEY’S FLO RIDA

29/01/2018

ARCON CATTLE CO.

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

LIMOLYN CALLY

CJSL TIMETRAVELER 7051T

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

GREENWOOD EDDIE THE EAGLE

20/02/2017

JAYDEN PAYNE & BRAEDEN WEPPLER

WULFS WILLARD 5115W

GREENWOOD ALL ABOUT YOU ET

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T

2ND

PINCH HILL ENTOURAGE 706E ET

01/01/2017

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

MAGS YIP

PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z

KAJO RESPONDER 120R

SHOW RESULTS AWARD

NAME

DOB

JUDGE

Garth Rancier

EXHIBITOR

JUNIOR HEIFER SHOW SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

56

1ST

MISS TMF FOXY

08/01/2018

COLTON MCCOMB/BRONEIK FARMS /ETHAN BRONIEK SHOW CATTLE

WULFS ACCUMULATOR L131A

TMF MISS 551W

ROMN MADE TO ORDER

2ND

LAKESIDE FLIRT

22/01/2018

ELLA LILLICO

BIRUBI KAISER K140

TMF MISS 777Y

TOP MEADOW TOTAL PACKAGE 10T

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER 1ST

RLF 233E

07/01/2017

TYLER MURRAY

WULFS WILLARD 5115W

RLF 902B

RLF YARDLEY 601Y

2ND

EMF ERIN 1E ET

06/01/2017

SAMANTHA KENNEDY

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z

RPY PAYNES CAROLINA 13Z

CFLX WILD CARD


ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR THANK

YO U

TO E V E RYO N E W H O P U RC H A S E D

F RO M O U R P RO G R A M T H RO U G H O U T T H E Y E A R !

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING & R E S E RV E C H A M P I O N F E M A L E 2018 R OYA L W I N T E R F A I R , RLF 233E

2018 R OYA L W I N T E R F A I R RLF 833A A N D C A L F RLF 318F

2018 RAWF C H A M P I O N BREEDERS HERD

Wishing everyone a

MERRY

Christmas AND ALL THE BEST IN THE

Rail Line Farms

1

P AU L A N D B R A D M AC I N T Y R E T 5 1 9 . 3 5 7 . 0 8 8 4 OR 5 1 9 . 3 5 7 . 5 4 6 9 E pcmacintyre@hurontel.on.ca 2 2 1 B RU C E R O A D 1 L U C K N O W , O N TA R I O

NEW YEAR

Come and take a tour today. Bull Calves, Yearlings and Replacement Females Available on Farm.

2

1. Grand Champion Limousin Female RLF 233E, Tyler Murray 2. Reserve Champion Limousin Female EMF Erin 1E ET, Samantha Kennedy

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE & GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

57


SHOW RESULTS 1

PHOTOGRAPHY

JUDGE

ShowChampions

Cole & Jill Harvie

2

1. Alberta Supreme Champion & Grand Champion Female (Senior Female) Greenwood PLD Ally 702A & Greenwood Flick PYN 62F, Greenwood 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Reserve Senior Female HSF Zena & Paynes Fascination 32F, Payne Livestock 3. Grand Champion Bull (Senior Bull) RPY Paynes Dillinger 43D, Payne Livestock 4. Reserve Champion Bull (Junior Bull) Greenwood Electric Impact ET, Greenwood

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

4

58

Junior Heifer Calf Champion Greenwood Fine Line 78F, Greenwood

3

Res Junior Heifer Calf Champion RPY Paynes Faith 54F, Payne Livestock

Senior Heifer Calf Champion Boss Lake Ms Molly 814F ET, Boss Lake Genetics

Res Senior Heifer Calf Champion RPY Paynes Fran 9F, Payne Livestock


FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL

Champion Junior Female Hillview Elegant Impact 706E, Hillview Farms

AWARD

NAME

Reserve Champ Junior Female PLNS Emma Frost 9E, Plains Limousin

DOB

EXHIBITOR

Junior Bull Calf Champion Excel Polled Full Monty 29F, Excel Ranches

SIRE

Res Junior Bull Calf Champion Hillview Fully Loaded, Hillview Farms

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

GREENWOOD FINE LINE 78F

02/02/2018

GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET

LIMOLYN XARA

ANCHOR B ‘THE SHMOOZE’

2ND

RPY PAYNES FAITH 54F

01/03/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

EDW WALKIE TALKIE

WULFS SPACE SHIP 3223S

SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 814F ET

21/01/2018

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

AUTO OLGA 498A

MAGS XYLOPOLIST

2ND

RPY PAYNES FRAN 9F

06/01/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

RPY PAYNES BIZZY 37B

B BAR TITANIUM 3Z

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE 1ST

HILLVIEW ELEGANT IMPACT 706E

26/01/2017

HILLVIEW FARMS

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

HILLVIEW XPECTED STAR

EXCEL POLLED RAMBO

2ND

PLNS EMMA FROST 9E

09/02/2017

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

PLNS POLLED ABRAHAM

EDW BED BUG

KEN-DOC LOVER BOY

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE 1ST

GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A & GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F

15/01/2013

GREENWOOD

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T (CALF: GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET)

EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T

GPFF BLAQUE RULON

2ND

HSF ZENA & PAYNES FASCINATION 32F

13/10/2012

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL (CALF: COLE ARCHITECT 08A)

TMCK COLE 141U

FWLY BIG TIME

09/01/2018

DC FARMS

BROOKING BANK NOTE 4040

DC SERENDIPITY

RPY PAYNES TRACKER 6N

CHAMPION PERCENTAGE BULL 1ST

DC FINAL CALL 42F

1ST

EXCEL POLLED FULL MONTY 29F

01/02/2018

EXCEL RANCHES

IVY’S MARKSMAN HTZ 10Z

EXCEL POLLED YELLOW LADY

BLUEBERRY’S UNIFORM POWER

2ND

HILLVIEW FULLY LOADED

04/02/2018

HILLVIEW FARMS

EDW DISTRIBUTER

HILLVIEW BLING GIRL

HSF YELLOWKNIFE

Senior Bull Calf Champion Greenwood Fernando PYN 704F ET, Greenwood

Res Senior Bull Calf RPY Paynes Farley 13F ET, Payne Livestock

Percentage Bull Calf DC Final Call 42F, DC Farms

Reserve Junior Bull RPY Paynes Eveready 73E, Payne Livestock

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF

59


SHOW RESULTS

FARMFAIR [CONT'D]

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF 1ST

GREENWOOD FERNANDO PYN 704F ET

08/01/2018

GREENWOOD

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

2ND

RPY PAYNES FARLEY 13F ET

09/01/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

RPY PAYNES WALLFLOWER 46W

WULFS KLINT 5874K

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET

26/01/2017

GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

2ND

RPY PAYNES EVEREADY 73E

16/12/2017

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

JAYMARANDY APHRODITE

RPY PAYNES DYNAMO 16U

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D

09/02/2016

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES BEAST 25B

HSF ZENA

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL

2ND

COTTAGE LAKE DARK HORSE

19/01/2016

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T

CLLL NEW DIRECTION 394P

SHOW RESULTS AWARD

NAME

DOB

STOCKADE ROUND-UP EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF 1ST

RPY PAYNES FAITH 54F

01/03/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

EDW WALKIE TALKIE

WULFS SPACE SHIP 3223S

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF 1ST

GREENWOOD FINE LINE 78F

02/02/2018

GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET

LIMOLYN XARA

ANCHOR B ‘THE SHMOOZE’

2ND

RPY PAYNES FARA 40F

04/02/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

RPY PAYNES SABRINA 17Y

CTCA BUCKEYE BULL 8261U

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF 1ST

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 814F ET

21/01/2018

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

AUTO OLGA 498A

MAGS XYLOPOLIST

2ND

GREENWOOD FUNDAMENTAL 702F ET

05/01/2018

GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

14/12/2017

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

RPY PAYNES ROXIE 13Y

ROMN JUSTICE

09/02/2017

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

PLNS POLLED ABRAHAM

EDW BED BUG

KEN-DOC LOVER BOY

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE 1ST

RPY PAYNES EMILY 72E

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CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING FEMALE

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1ST

PLNS EMMA FROST 9E

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE 1ST

HSF ZENA & PAYNES FASCINATION 32F

13/10/2012

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL (CALF: COLE ARCHITECT 08A)

TMCK COLE 141U

FWLY BIG TIME

2ND

GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A & GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F

15/01/2013

GREENWOOD

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T (CALF: GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET)

EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T

GPFF BLAQUE RULON

CHAMPION BULL CALF 1ST

GREENWOOD FERNANDO PYN 704F ET

08/01/2018

GREENWOOD

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

2ND

RPY PAYNES SLAYER 3F

03/01/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

RPY PAYNES DEMI 54D

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z


SHOW RESULTS

STOCKADE ROUND-UP

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1. Grand Champion Female (Senior Female) HSF Zena & Paynes Fascination 32F, Payne Livestock 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Reserve Senior Female Greenwood PLD Ally 702A & Greenwood Flick PYN 62F, Greenwood 3. Grand Champion Bull (Senior Bull) Cottage Lake Dark Horse, Boss Lake Genetics & Nordal Limousin & Angus 4. Reserve Champion Bull (Junior Bull) Greenwood Electric Impact ET, Greenwood

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Grant Rolston JUDGE

AWARD

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET

26/01/2017

GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

2ND

RPY PAYNES EVEREADY 73E

16/12/2017

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

JAYMARANDY APHRODITE

RPY PAYNES DYNAMO 16U

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

COTTAGE LAKE DARK HORSE

19/01/2016

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T

CLLL NEW DIRECTION 394P

2ND

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D

09/02/2016

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES BEAST 25B

HSF ZENA

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Scott Schaake

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NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS 1

PHOTOGRAPHY

JUDGE

ShowChampions

Tyson Hertz

2

1. Grand Champion Female (Senior Female) Greenwood PLD Ally 702A & Greenwood Flick PYN 62F, Greenwood 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Reserve Senior Female HSF Zena & Paynes Fascination 32F, Payne Livestock 3. Grand Champion Bull (Senior Bull) RPY Paynes Dillinger 43D, Payne Livestock 4. Reserve Champion Bull (Junior Bull Calf) HLC DBB Flatliner 05F ET, Double B Cattle Co & Hewson Land & Cattle

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Junior Heifer Calf Champion Pinnacle's Res Junior Heifer Calf Champion EMF Fell in Love 22F, Pinnacle View Limousin Foxy Lady 41F, Eden Meadows Farm

Senior Heifer Calf Champion Boss Lake Ms Molly 814F ET, Boss Lake Genetics

Res Senior Heifer Calf Champ Anchor B Fallin in Love ET, Anchor B Limousin


CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION

Champ Junior Female RPY Paynes Emily 72E, Payne Livestock

PRIZE

NAME

Res Champ Junior Female RCN Eye Candy, RCN Livestock

DOB

EXHIBITOR

Res Junior Bull Calf Champion B Bar/ Hawkeye Hulk 45F ET, B Bar Cattle & Hawkeye Land & Cattle SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

PINNACLE’S FELL IN LOVE 22F

02/02/2018

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

WULFS COMPLIANT K687C ET

PINNACLE’S BLIND LOVE 16B

MAGS YIP

2ND

EMF FOXY LADY 41F

16/03/2018

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

B BAR RUST 31B

RPY PAYNES BAILEY 30B

CFLX WILD CARD

SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 814F ET

21/01/2018

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

AUTO OLGA 498A

MAGS XYLOPOLIST

2ND

ANCHOR B FALLIN IN LOVE ET

25/01/2018

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

ANCHOR B BAILEY 21B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE 1ST

RPY PAYNES EMILY 72E

14/12/2017

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

RPY PAYNES ROXIE 13Y

ROMN JUSTICE

2ND

RCN EYE CANDY

05/01/2017

RCN LIVESTOCK

PLNS POLLED ABRAHAM

GREENWOOD PLD YAHOO

MNWS FRONTIER 507R

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE 1ST

GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A & GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F

15/01/2013

GREENWOOD

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T (CALF: GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET)

EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T

GPFF BLAQUE RULON

2ND

HSF ZENA & PAYNES FASCINATION 32F

13/10/2012

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL (CALF: COLE ARCHITECT 08A)

TMCK COLE 141U

FWLY BIG TIME

JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST

HLC DBCC FLATLINER 05F ET

28/01/2018

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO. & HEWSON LAND & CATTLE

IVY’S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

B BAR POLLED UNIQUE

ROMN MADE TO ORDER

2ND

B BAR/HAWKEYE HULK 45F ET

04/02/2018

B BAR CATTLE & HAWKEYE LAND & CATTLE

RICHMOND ZODIAC SRD 29Z

B BAR FOXTROT 21B

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z

18/01/2018

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

EDW BEACH BODY

CHTT WORK TIME 4925W

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

1ST

RPY PAYNES CRUSHER 25F

2ND

GREENWOOD FERNANDO PYN 704F ET

Senior Bull Calf Champion RPY Paynes Crusher 25F, Payne Livestock

08/01/2018

GREENWOOD

Res Senior Bull Calf Greenwood Fernando PYN 704F ET, Greenwood

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION

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NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS Champion Junior Bull Greenwood Electric Impact ET, Greenwood

PRIZE

NAME

Reserve Junior Bull RPY Paynes Eveready 73E, Payne Livestock

DOB

EXHIBITOR

AGRIBITION [CONT'D]

Res Senior Bull Cottage Lake Dark Horse, Boss Lake Genetics/Nordal Limousin

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET

26/01/2017

GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS

TMF WESTWOOD 505W

2ND

RPY PAYNES EVEREADY 73E

16/12/2017

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

JAYMARANDY APHRODITE

RPY PAYNES DYNAMO 16U

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D

09/02/2016

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES BEAST 25B

HSF ZENA

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL

2ND

COTTAGE LAKE DARK HORSE

19/01/2016

BOSS LAKE GENETICS & NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS

CFLX WILD CARD

RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T

CLLL NEW DIRECTION 394P

JUNIORS

BMO JUNIOR BEEF EXTREME

2

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AWARD

1. Grand Champion Limousin Female RCN Eye Candy, RCN Livestock 2. Reserve Champion Limousin Female Anchor B Fallin in Love ET, Anchor B Limousin

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION 1ST

ANCHOR B FALLIN IN LOVE ET

25/01/2018

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

ANCHOR B BAILEY 21B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

2ND

ANCHOR B FOXY BROWN 52F ET

04/02/2018

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

ANCHOR B BAILEY 21B

ANCHOR B “THE BOSS”

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER 1ST

RCN EYE CANDY

05/01/2017

RCN LIVESTOCK

PLNS POLLED ABRAHAM

GREENWOOD PLD YAHOO

MNWS FRONTIER 507R

2ND

GREENWOOD ELASTIC HEART

22/02/2017

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

GREENWOOD CALIFORNIA DREAM ET

WULFS YANKEE K689Y


BEYOND BELIEF

THE FIRST SEMEN TO BE OFFERED ON THIS GREAT BREEDING BULL

SEMEN SELLS IN THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SALE

DEC. 31, 2018

SYES Beyond Belief was a member of the 2015 Reserve Champion Pen of Bulls at the Denver Stock Show for Symens Brothers. This homo polled black herd bull is siring progeny that are deep sided, soft made, long spined and extremely impressive. The performance numbers will impress, as his weaning and yearling EPDs are in the Top 1% of the breed. In the 2017 and 2018 Solid Gold Limousin sales, Bohrson Marketing Services selected a bull and heifer each year sired by Beyond Belief to highlight the Agribition sale. We are pleased to make this ďŹ rst opportunity to share semen on this great breeding bull.

DAUGHTER

SON

HIWAYS FIESTA purchased by Edwards Limousin

HI-WAY LIMOUSIN

HIWAYS FINE TUNED ET purchased by Black Don Farms

Warren & Darcy Fuchs Warren 306.581.6579

Box 268 Bethune SK S0G 0H0 Darcy 306.638.7685


LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Bianca, Jeff and Denise Byers. Photo courtesy the Limousin Voice.

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WRITTEN BY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tessa Verbeek

The Limousin Voice

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FUTURE OF THE BREED

MURRAY HILL FARM

The name Murray Hill Farm has a bit of a story behind it. Jeff and Denise were living 4 hours away, and had decided to come back to Blackstock to help Jeff’s father with the farm. They purchased a 50-acre parcel of pastureland a short distance from the home farm. The land had belonged to Jeff’s grandfather, Murray Byers. The pasture had too many hills to crop easily and the soil was lighter and better suited to grazing, so it had been rented to local beef farmers for many years after Jeff’s father got out of the cattle business. Jeff and Denise built a new home atop the highest point on the property with views for miles. Denise started a market garden and raised chickens and Bershire/Tamworth pigs on pasture and Jeff sharecropped the home farm with his father. Jeff’s home farm still held its name, Byersdale, so

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

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urray Hill Farm may be relatively new to the Limousin seedstock business, but in fact, the Byer’s family has some history with the breed. Jeff Byers is the 5th generation to be farming the family’s land near Blackstock, Ont., which was originally acquired in the mid-late 1800’s. Jeff’s parents had crops on owned and rented land, raised 200 pigs and operated a beef cattle feedlot. Jeff grew up participating in 4-H and junior farmers. He would often seek out Limousin influenced calves from the family’s feedlot to use as his project. After attending Kemptville College for field crop and livestock management, Jeff left the family farm to explore other careers and eventually developed a thriving carpentry business. Denise did not come from a farming community but always had a love for large animals, gardening and the outdoors and channeled that into her work as a watercolour artist with a focus on botanicals. The call of the farm was never far away for Jeff and upon meeting Denise through their local archery club, the pair has since returned to the family farm to help Jeff’s father, Jim, operate the cash-crop business in addition to their own pursuits – the likes of which has included buying a parcel of the family farm to call their own.


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Jeff and Denise named their operation down the road Murray Hill Farm in honour of Jeff’s grandfather. Fast forward three years and Jeff and Denise are now living at the home farm but have brought their Murray Hill Farm name with them as it was already used in much of their marketing and branding. The operation currently consists of a 100-acre home farm parcel and another 50 acres of rented land. In addition to their local carpentry business, Byers Carpentry, their farming enterprises include cash crops, market gardens, a small orchard, laying hens and their purebred Limousin breeding herd. Between them, Jeff and Denise have three children – daughter Leslie (22), son Alex (20), and youngest daughter Bianca (16). Bianca is one of the driving forces behind their purebred Limousin herd. Although she was never exposed to farming life early on, by the time she was 13 she knew she wanted to be a farmer and showed a real affinity for cattle. When the family initially moved to Blackstock, Bianca expressed a desire to show cattle and Jeff’s father suggested that Brian and Holli Lee of Hollee Limousin, only a mile down the road, would be happy to teach her. The Byers family went to Brian and Holli’s for a visit and when Brian took them out to the cattle Bianca immediately connected with a bull calf by the name of Hollee’s Dukes of Hazzard and a heifer named Hollee’s Daisy Duke. In 2016, Bianca won Champion Junior Showperson at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with Hollee’s Daisy Duke on the halter. She continues to work and show for Brian and Holli today.


"LIMOUSIN HAS THE ABILITY TO BE THE BREED THAT MAKES OTHER BREEDS BETTER."

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“We would not be doing this if it were not for Brian and Holli. They have taught us so much and continue to support us as we try to grow,” Denise states, “When the opportunity came up to buy our first bred females from them, we jumped in feet first and were rewarded with some of the best females representing Hollee’s best cow families.”

“I am amazed at how many people still immediately refer to Limousin cattle as crazy,” Denise goes on to say, “We have absolutely no issues with our kids working with our cattle – keeping in mind respect no matter what animals or breed they are around.” Furthermore, Jeff says, “I feel that the Limousin breed has taken an undeserved back seat to some of the other popular breeds. Limousin is integral and vitally important to the cattle industry and has the ability to be the breed that makes other breeds better. I really believe that it will keep on increasing in popularity as

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

The Byers list performance, calving ease and mothering ability as some of the main traits Limousin contributes to the beef industry. While the odd bent gate reminds Jeff’s father Jim of the times when Limousin steers in the feedlot made good on their reputation of having unfavourable docility, Jeff and Denise wish that more people could overcome this stigma and see the breed for what it is today.


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feedlot operators and commercial cattlemen continue to recognize their value in terms of feed efficiency and carcass quality and the stigma of the ‘crazy Limo’ is put to rest.” As their operation progresses, the Byers family would like to develop a purebred herd of 30 breeding females with a focus on performance, longevity, and maternal strengths such as milk and mothering ability. They do not have room for a large number of cattle so instead desire to breed for quality instead and provide Bianca with the opportunity to increase her involvement in the business over the next 10 years. While the past 10 years have been a triumph in their own right–moving a total of 7 times and building 3 houses themselves in addition to relocating their businesses–having Jeff return to the family farm to do what he loves and

enabling possibility for the next generation is their biggest triumph. In addition to their farming pursuits, Jeff hopes to have a woodworking shop up and running this winter where he can continue to create custom furniture. Denise hopes to soon have time to revisit her passion for creating artwork, now with a focus on farm life and Limousin cattle. For the Byers family, it is not only the cattle, but also the people they have met along their journey as new Limousin breeders, that has fueled their passion for continuing with the breed. “The folks at the CLA and the CJLA have been fantastic and walk us through all the ins and outs involved with purebred cattle,” says Denise, “and we are constantly meeting wonderful breeders and people in the industry.”


DIAMOND C RANCH LIMOUSIN WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year DEEDS Y T IR D C D N O M IA NSC 56D D

P U T A D I AMO N D I N YO UR HER D

BULLS LIKE THIS SELL ON MARCH 11 TH AT THE RANCH! NEIL, SHERRY, BRAEDEN AND ANNIE CHRISTIANSEN

DIAMOND C RANCH LIMOUSIN

TEL 403.783.2799 CELL 403.704.4403 EMAIL neil@diamondcranchlimousin.com

WWW.DIAMONDCRANCHLIMOUSIN.COM


WRITTEN BY

Jason Hurst

Beef Feed Technical Sales Masterfeeds, an Alltech Company

DEVELOPING REPLACEMENT ANIMALS As weaning time wraps up many producers start looking at their replacement pens and it becomes decision time as to what we are going to do with the cattle. Many heifers and bulls will need to be brought along further to hit the targets needed to be ready to breed this spring. Whether replacement animals are getting ready for sale or for in herd use, both situations require animals to be managed for optimal performance. Heifers will need to be developed into functional cows and bull calves into fertile males. Over the course of this article we will look at the key factors into developing bulls, with many of the same principals being applied to replacement heifers.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

When it comes to developing bull calves into breeding bulls many things need to be considered. Frame, muscle, testicles, and fat all come to mind. From a feed perspective we can manage a lot of these factors, but some of them boil down to genetics. When it comes to feed, feed can help express the characteristic, but won’t be able to create anew.

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Frame is generally linked to the protein levels of the total diet going to the animal. To add more frame to a bull generally higher protein levels can optimize that animal’s genetics but if the animal lacks the genes to be large framed this might not get them to where you think you are going. But of course, as with everything, staying focused on just one trait or characteristic of a diet often means things can get off balanced quick. Other factors influencing the growth of bulls is the energy of the diet. Many producers will push a lot of energy to the bulls and reduce the fiber and roughage component down. This can work but looking forward to what we want from a breeding bull that must travel over a lot of pasture, this will be counter intuitive. For many producers getting the replacement stock properly grown out can be challenging.

Growing the bulls out fast and laying lots of fat down on them can leave them with fat reserves that are difficult to maintain and will result in animals that lose a lot of weight on pasture. The best results can be achieved when the bulls are exercised and built up over a longer period. To grow bulls out think of it as more of a long-distance race. Come out the gate too hot and there won’t be enough left in them at the end. But remember it is still a race and they need to keep pace to become breeding pieces this spring. If you steadily build them over the fall and winter they can go the distance to become great herd sires. This is not to say they we shouldn’t feed high energy feeds, it is to say that we should think about when the right time is to use them and for how long. Starting early will lead to the best results. When developing bulls out, trace minerals get to become of the utmost importance. Minerals that help within the bull for reproductive success and development are selenium, zinc, and copper. These are important when it comes to overall health of the animal as well as the other mineral elements. An animal that is sick will find it very difficult to reproduce. Selenium levels have been shown to increase testicle size in bulls and source of selenium can further increase size. Sources like Selplex are proven to help with development and production of sperm in bulls and are a must in development rations for high quality bulls. Both zinc and copper are important from a spermatogenesis standpoint. These elements are important but when it comes to mineral everything in balance is important. Just adding more in the diets does not guarantee success. For more details on developing your bulls out please contact your local Masterfeeds representative.


Merry Christmas & all the best in 2019 FROM ALL OF US AT EXCEL RANCHES. Thank you to everyone who supported and showed interest in our program this past year.

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CANFAX WRITTEN BY

Brian Perillat

ONTARIO 500 LB FEEDER STEER PRICE

CDN $/CWT

Manager/Senior Analyst, Canfax

MARKET REPORT

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In Ontario, calf prices have followed a similar pattern to Alberta as prices have been relatively flat through the year, and the price for 550 lb steers has averaged about $6/cwt above last year at $216/cwt. Calf prices are always influenced by the cattle futures and the Canadian dollar, as well as feed costs and basis levels, but it is also important to follow profitability at the feedlot level. Profitable feedlots will be much more supportive to the calf and feeder market relative to feedlots that are selling cattle at a loss.

The cattle feeding sector has not been particularly profitable over the last year. While there have been some cattle which have turned profits at times, margins have been generally negative. Many of the fed cattle being marketed this fall have a break-even cost in the low to mid $150’s/cwt. FEEDLOT PROFIT / LOSS MARGIN YEARLING STEER

FED STEER $/CWT

Canadian calf prices traded in a non-typical very narrow range for most of this year. The spring market was somewhat disappointing as there was no typical spring rally for calves or fed cattle. That said, summer prices were somewhat better than expected despite larger North American cattle supplies, and dry conditions. From the beginning of May through to mid-October, Alberta 550 lb steer prices ranged between $220/cwt and $230/cwt. The lowest price this year was set at $210.88/ cwt during the first week of April, and the highest price was $234.22/ cwt during the third week of February. This year, 550 lb Alberta steer prices have averaged $224.20/cwt, compared to $220.72/cwt over the same time period last year. This year’s average price comes in about $5/ cwt below the five-year average. At the time of writing, during the peak of the fall run, calf prices were challenging the annual low, with risk of calf prices moving lower, as volumes continued to be ample, feed costs continue to be a concern, and many feedlots were lacking space to place more calves. Prices across Western Canada were relatively even, with prices at times in Manitoba at a premium to Saskatchewan and Alberta as eastern Canadian feedlot demand supported that market.

P&L $ PER HEAD

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Source: CanFax Research

Source: CanFax Research

Fed cattle prices have improved from their summer lows, but will need to rally further in order for feedlots to break-even. There is also risk moving forward, as the break-even price for yearlings put on feed this fall have break-evens that increase significantly from current levels. In


Thank you to all our customers for your purchases in 2018 and your continued confidence in our genetics.

Lazy A Desire Me with calf at side Lazy A Forever Desire receiving 2018 Limousin Champion Show Female of the Year Owned by Hollee Limousin and Lazy A Limousin

The Hollee Limousin team at the 2018 Royal Winter Fair

Holli & Brian Lee

705-340-5944 Brian’s Cell 905-477-5173 hmacsand@hotmail.com Box 6179 • 29 Neals Drive • Janetville, Ontario L0B 1K0

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fact, the break-even price for yearlings placed against the first quarter of 2019 are at the highest level since 2016. Breakevens in the first quarter are as high as $168/cwt, and keep in mind the highest monthly average price in 2018 was only $165/cwt. Therefore, prices in early 2019 will have to surpass this year’s high just for feedlots to break-even. On the other hand, from the 2017 fall low of $133/cwt, to the 2018 spring high, fed prices rallied 24%. This year, the summer/fall low was $142.67. A rally of 24% from this level would bring fed prices near $177/cwt, which would bring strong profit levels to the feeding sector if this could be achieved. Fed prices have been slow to rally this fall. Higher break-evens moving forward add risk to the feeding sector, and ultimately adds risk to the feeder market if feedlots continue to market cattle at a loss. It will be important to monitor the strength in the fed cattle market over the next few months and into the spring of 2019, as it will determine margins at the feedlot sector and will set the market tone for feeder prices into 2019.

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Kevin, Cindy, Tyson, Ryley, Carsen and Taylor Hickle. Photo courtesy the Limousin Voice


WRITTEN BY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Delanie Knull

The Limousin Voice

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ynn Dee Ray Ltd. is owned by Kevin Hickle and operated with his wife Cindy and parents, Ray and Donna. The ranch is now home to the 5th generation as Kevin and Cindy have three sons, Tyson, Ryley and Carsen and daughter, Katie, who are starting to learn the ropes. In 1911 John Hickle, Kevin’s great grandfather, came to Canada from Kewanna, Indiana. Three years later John moved his family to the farm, where Kevin currently resides, and began life on the family farm, which has now been in the family for 104 years. From there John divided his farm between his son, Ralph, and a grandson that John and his wife Isobelle had raised. Ralph continued to grow the farm large enough that he was able to divide it again between his three sons, Gary, Stan, and Ray. Ray then expanded and split the farm for a third time between Kevin and his brother Travis. There are four descendants that ranch in the Hanna, Alta. area including Kevin, his brother, and their two cousins. Kevin has a wide spread background working in the agriculture industry. After high school he attended Olds College and took Agricultural Mechanics. Upon graduating, he worked overseas in New Zealand on an organic sweet corn and sheep farm for 6 months, and also in Australia for 10 months working on a sorghum and cattle ranch, with the addition of completing some custom combining before returning home. Once home, Kevin worked at the Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator and also as a lumberjack clearing lines before returning to the family ranch in 2000. Kevin and Cindy were married in 2005 and have been working to improve the ranch since. It hasn’t always been easy. Having just split the farm and coming into ranching right before BSE, the following years of low cattle prices, meant the money was not always there to afford the bulls they wanted in their operation. The Hickle’s feel that one of their

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78 "I FEEL WE GET A PREMIUM FOR THE QUALITY OF THE MEAT DUE TO THE ADDED MUSCLE AND THE LEAN CARCASS." biggest successes is that they are now in a position to buy good quality Limousin bulls to improve their calf crop. Lynn Dee Ray Ltd. runs about 250 cow/calf pairs, while growing their own hay and cropping a couple of quarter sections of grain that they use for feed. The Hickle’s commercial cow herd is varied, however, Kevin tends to prefer a Charolais type cow bred to a Limousin bull.

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Kevin notes, “It helps produce a heavier calf due to the muscle growth when crossed with a Limousin bull, as I generally sell in the late fall and do not usually feedlot them for the winter, and some types of cattle need longer to put the weight on in the hip.” The benefits that the Limousin breed has brought into the Hickle’s herd include calving ease, extra muscle development, and growth rate. Kevin appreciates that Limousin are able to produce smaller calves at birth that quickly gain the extra muscle to result in a nice looking, sizeable calf come fall. Kevin also lists docility and quick rate of gain as traits that have drawn him to the Limousin breed. Especially with a young family working around the cattle herd, having quiet cows and bulls is of high importance.

“Years ago,” Kevin says, “I would not have been comfortable with my children working with the cattle but in the last several years I have been able to find Limousin bulls that are more docile and I definitely feel more comfortable with my children being able to work with the cattle.” Their goals for their operation parallel the traits they are seeking as they are striving to improve the safety and efficiency of the processes involved in raising cattle. Their children are also starting to take on a more active role with the cattle and their oldest son and daughter are participating in beef 4-H. Despite being 25 miles to town, Kevin, Cindy and their children all love the farm life and the tight knit community that they continue to enjoy – something not every rural Alberta community can boast. They know that if there is ever a need the neighbours will always be there to help. In terms of the future of the Limousin breed, in Kevin’s eyes, “They are competing on the upper end of the beef market. I feel we get a premium for the quality of the meat due to all the added muscle and the lean carcass that they produce. I believe Limousin will be in the upper end of the market as the breeders are continually improving the genetics of the breed.”


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NEWS BRITISH COLUMBIA Season’s Greetings from British Columbia. Everyone is no doubt getting everything buttoned up for the winter and preparing for the upcoming calving season. The Limousin breeders of BC would just like to extend the warmest wishes of the season and good luck to everyone in the

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New Year. We are very excited to be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Limousin in Canada with breeders from coast to coast in 2019. We invite everyone to come out and visit a BC breeder and help us celebrate this milestone!

Thank you Stuart!

We'd like to welcome Stuart Chutter back... with a big thank you for purchasing females from our "field of dreams.”

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Dave & Linda Harvey

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NEWS ALBERTA

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Amy Miller

Thank you also to our judges Cole and Jill Harvie who did an excellent job sorting through the cattle. As well as Wayne and Anne Burgess, Annie Christensen, and Alana Norris for making sure the show ran smoothly and Jackie Payne for not only being our Barn Boss but for being our Bonanza Committee Rep as well. Jackie took the Bonanza job over from Carriann Johnson who had done it for 10 years, so also a big shout out to Carriann for putting many hours into volunteering. We also had many helpers with the booth during the week, thank you to Flossie Bodell, Leo Plante and Barb Miller. We also couldn’t do it without our division sponsors: Boss Lake Genetics, DC Farms, Diamond C Limousin, Excel Ranches, Greenwood Limousin, Pinnacle View Limousin, Plains Limousin, Richmond Ranch and Venture Livestock. 1. Greenwood Limousin shows a Supreme Champion at Farmfair two years in a row 2. Boss Lake Genetics recognized for having attended for the last 45 consecutive years at Farmfair International

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:

ɐɐ Greenwood Pld Ally 702A and Greenwood Limousin winning overall Supreme Champion Female ɐɐ RPY Paynes Dillinger 43D and Payne Livestock representing in the Top 5 overall (and results would show Dillinger was a very close 2nd for Supreme Champion Bull) ɐɐ Boss Lake Genetics (formerly Cottage Lake Livestock) being recognized as having attended every year in the last 45 years of Farmfair International ɐɐ Welcoming new faces with 1st time attendees: Nikiforuk Farms ɐɐ As well as a big number of junior participants! ɐɐ International guests touring Limousin at DC Farms ɐɐ New ALA booth swag was a hit ɐɐ The post show ALA pizza party sponsored by the ALA In other news, the ALA has welcomed a few new members and we are still working hard on our monthly Zoom meetings to come up with new ideas to promote Limousin in Alberta. We hope you enjoy the ALA calendar sent out with the Voice and the extra content put together for the 50th. A FEW UPCOMING ALBERTA EVENTS INCLUDE:

ɐɐ Medicine Hat Pen Show: December 14 & 15 ɐɐ Peace Country Bull Congress: January 11 & 12 ɐɐ Camrose Bull Congress: January 22 & 23 On behalf of the ALA Board I would like to wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year!

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It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, and while it hasn’t been long since last time we wrote an update we certainly have lots of exciting news to share. To say Farmfair International was a success would be a great understatement. Limousin were very well represented and people were definitely taking notice. Having two pairs and two bulls vying for the Supreme title and having one of them bring it home for the Limousin gives us all a lot to be proud of! In total we had 11 exhibitors in the Limousin barn and we would like to thank each and every one of them for coming out: Blueberry Farms, Boss Lake Genetics, Canadian Junior Limousin Association, DC Farms, Excel Ranches, Greenwood Limousin, Highland Stock Farms, Hillview Farms, Nikiforuk Farms, Payne Livestock, and Plains Limousin

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NEWS SASKATCHEWAN 1

Greetings from Saskatchewan! Well, 2018 will go down in the history books as a year of extremes. There was extreme heat, extreme storms, extreme smoke from forest fires (which probably helped save some crops and feed, oddly enough), extreme wet in some parts of the province and extreme dry in areas of the province. Harvest for many was a long, painful, drawn out process. However, hopefully everyone was able to fill bins, feed yards and silage pits to make the winter easier on our cattle.

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It’s an exciting time to be part of the Limousin breed. Calf prices are steady and Limousin calves are in high demand. Be sure to send calf price information to our CLA so they can report back to members on local markets.

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This year our board has decided to change the fundraising for the SLA and junior boards. As many people know, provincial boards are elected volunteers that try, on a very limited budget, to give the best representation, updated information to and feedback from our provincial members. To do this effectively requires funding. This year at CWA the SLA tried something new. Through donations, the board acquired various silent auction items. The lots were on display at the SLA booth and the SLA Facebook page. Successful bidders were announced at CWA. Items were varied (Christmas is coming!) and we as a board were so pleased that people took the time to view and place bids! All monies raised will be divided equally between the SLA and junior accounts. Funds for the SLA will be used for keeping members up-to-date on Limousin news province wide, minimal admin fees and setting up for CWA annually. Junior funds will go towards the CJLA Impact Show 2019 in Saskatoon July 18-21, 2019; to sponsor the Junior Beef Extreme at CWA; and to recognize and give prizes to youth in the province who showcase the Limousin breed in the 4-H program.

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A special thank you to Rebecca Martens who organized, setup and looked after the SLA booth at CWA. It was the perfect showcase for our breed, and many mouths and bellies appreciated the wonderful goodies you had set out! Thank you! Congratulations to all exhibitors and winners at this year’s National Show at Canadian Western Agribition. A very strong offering of genetics was at this year’s Solid Gold Limousin Sale. A special thank you is sent out to all bidders and buyers that helped make a successful sale possible. The SLA was excited to present the 2018 Commercial Cattleman Award to Ross and Audrey Lamont and Scott and Andrea Lamont of Meskanaw, Sask. They are strong advocates of the Limousin breed and have used Limousin genetics in their operation for many years. A reminder for all CJLA members to mark your calendars and make the trek to Saskatoon this coming July 18-21, 2019 for the CJLA Impact Show. We welcome and are very excited to have the future showmen of our breed from across Canada, overseas and our province! Watch for information, updates and deadlines on the CJLA website and SLA Facebook page. Have bulls, females or calves to sell? Upcoming sale date? Consider posting on the SLA Facebook page or the CLA website. Contact an SLA board member or the CLA head office for more information. As the holiday season begins and show season draws to a close, our wish to you all is a safe and prosperous 2019. Cheers!


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Carey Hirschfeld

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1. Payne Livestock awarded Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor at the National Limousin Show 2. The Herdman Award was also awarded to Payne Livestock 3. The 2018 SLA Commercial Cattleman Award was presented to Ross and Audrey Lamont and Scott and Andrea Lamont of Meskanaw, Sask 4–8. A tremendous display of Limousin cattle were exhibited at Canadian Western Agribition during the 2018 National show.

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NEWS MANITOBA

SUBMITTED BY

Bill Campbell

NEWS ONTARIO

SUBMITTED BY

Mike Geddes

Well 2018 will certainly be remembered as a very unique year with many challenges; too snowy and cold at calving, drought, forage and pasture shortages, prolonged harvest, mud and now cold. Hopefully everyone has been able to secure enough feed and forage supplies to get them through until green grass appears in 2019. We are seeing a bit of a depressed calf market as there are large volumes appearing at auction marts. There are going to be large culling and herd liquidations of the cowherd in Manitoba due to feed shortages. Hopefully you can maintain your herd so you can be around when the livestock markets strengthen. I want to thank everyone involved with the Ag-Ex show in Brandon. The show would not happen without exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers. A list of sponsors is listed in this report. The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held in early January. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the Association please contact any of the board members. On some positive news I have been informed that True North Meats of Carman is in the process of finalizing details to send beef to Europe as part of the CETA agreement. This should help Manitoba producers as True North is the only federally inspected plant in Manitoba. We also know that Limousin is one of the most popular breeds in Europe. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a happy festive season. May you be able to spend time with family and loved ones. All the best in 2019.

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MLE 2018 CLASSES AND SPONSORS

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Grand Champion Female Cochrane Stock Farms Reserve Champion Female Campbell Land & Cattle Inc. Champion Heifer Calf Diamond T Limousin Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Bohrson Marketing Service Ltd. Champion Yearling Heifer Maplehurst Farms Champion Senior Female L&S Limousin Acres Reserve Champion Senior Female LG Limousin Grand Champion Bull Poplarview Stock Farm Reserve Champion Bull Jarmarandy Limousin Champion Bull Calf Amaglen Limousin Champion Yearling Bull Roaring River Limousin Reserve Champion Yearling Bull Hockridge Farms Breeders Herd Triple R Limousin Premier Breeder Greenvalley Equipment Killarney Premier Exhibitor Pembina Co-op Minto Champion LimFlex Junior Female Masterfeeds Brandon (2 bags of feed) Internet Broadcast Campebell Land & Cattle Inc.

The OLA celebrated another Provincial Show at the Markham Fair the first weekend in October. This event proves to be a great gathering point for Limousin breeders from both the Eastern and Western parts of the province. 98 animals were presented through the ring. Our junior program also held a really strong junior show at this event. Highlights and winners are featured in this issue of the Voice. Markham Fair board is already gearing up for next year’s show and want to celebrate the Limousin breed’s 50th anniversary by coming up with some special awards – stay tuned! We are just returning from another Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The Limousin breeders came out strong again this year with 113 animals going through the ring. The exhibitor list shows several 1st and 2nd year exhibitors participating in our show. Great news for the growth and promotion of our breed. The Limousin contribution to the Royal Elite Sale was up significantly. Cattle sold well with national interest and bidding on the international scene landing a heifer to Australia. We also enjoyed our Limousin breeders from the UK taking in the show and visiting breeders afterwards. Our juniors rounded out the week with a strong show. Over 40 juniors took part in this well attended and watched event. The steers are arriving at Broniek Farms for our special steer trial to celebrate 50 years of Limousin in Canada. This promises to be an exciting event with several cattle groups wanting to host meetings at Broniek Family Farms during the feeding period next summer. This will be a great chance for these County Cattlemen’s and 4-H groups to see the advantages of Limousin influenced steers!


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NEWS/NOUVELLES DU QUÉBEC

SUBMITTED BY / SOUMIS PAR

Diane Joly

DATA PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION

IMPORTANCE DES DONNÉES DE TROUPEAU

Thanks to all the technological and computer tools nowadays available, it is very simple to record and to analyze our herd performance data. However, those must be effectively submitted to our Canadian Limousin Association. We wish to congratulate and thank the breeders who are already submitting data on all their animals, and we are inviting all others to do the same, which is going to help making more progress with the Limousin breed. In the February edition of our breed magazine, the Canadian Limousin Association should be publishing the name of those breeders contributing data to the Elite Limousin Herds Program.

Grâce à tous les moyens informatiques et technologiques mis en place de nos jours, il est très facile de répertorier et d’analyser les performances de nos troupeaux, encore faut-il que ces données soient acheminées à notre Association Canadienne. Nous tenons à féliciter et remercier les éleveurs qui se donnent la peine de transmettre les informations complètes sur leurs animaux et tenons à encourager fortement tous les autres à en faire de même, ce qui contribue réellement à l’avancement de la race Limousin. L’Association Canadienne publie annuellement le nom des éleveurs qui contribuent au Elite Limousin Herds dans sa publication de Février.

GENETIC EVALUATION CENTRE

Don’t forget to follow the periodic results available on the group of Limousin bulls tested at the St-Martin Test Station, in visiting the following web address : www.agrireseau.net/bovinsboucherie/ documents. This year, the bull sale is going to be held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 11:30. As usual, a group of bulls with superior genetic and outstanding conformation will be offered at that bull sale. We hope to see you all there. On behalf of the bull consignors, we wish to thank you for your support and confidence. Congratulations to SDJ POLLED LIMOUSIN FARM, the 2018 recipient of the Best Limousin Bull award at the St-Martin Station. Another group of high-quality Limousin bulls will be offered for sale on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 11:30, at the Danville Auction Mart. OUR WEBSITE, WWW.LIMOUSINQUEBEC.COM

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For those of you who have cattle for sale or wanting to buy cattle, we wish to remind you that you can place an ad on the Quebec Limousin Association website. To do so, you simply have to send a description of your cattle and a photo to the secretary (dianejoly19@hotmail.com), and she will be pleased to publish it free of charges. It is also possible to advertise any special events in relation with the Limousin breed (sale, farm tour, show results, etc.).

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BEST WISHES FOR 2019

The Quebec Limousin Association board of directors is offering their best wishes to all members and their families for a Merry Christmas, with joy, success and prosperity in 2019, and finally a very good calf crop into the new year.

CENTRE D’ÉVALUATION GÉNÉTIQUE

N’oubliez pas de suivre les résultats des pesées périodiques des taureaux Limousin évalués à la Station génétique de St-Martin en Beauce à l’adresse internet suivante: www.agrireseau.net/bovinsboucherie/documents. Cette année, l’encan aura lieu le samedi, 16 février 2019 à 11h30. Cette vente vous offrira, comme à l’habitude, des taureaux qui se démarquent par leur génétique supérieure et leur conformation exceptionnelle. Nous vous attendons en grand nombre et vous remercions, au nom des producteurs participants de la confiance que vous leur accordez. Félicitations à la Ferme SDJ POLLED LIMOUSIN qui a remporté la bannière remise au producteur du meilleur taureau Limousin de la Station St-Martin de 2018. Il y aura également la vente de Select Bulls qui se tiendra le samedi 23 février 2019 à l’encan de Danville débutant à 11h30 où plusieurs beaux taureaux Limousin vous seront offerts. SITE INTERNET WWW.LIMOUSINQUEBEC.COM

Un petit rappel aux producteurs qui ont des animaux à vendre ou qui voudraient en acheter, vous êtes invités à placer vos petites annonces sur le site de l’Association Limousin du Québec. Vous n’avez qu’à envoyer la description des animaux ainsi que des photos à la secrétaire (dianejoly19@hotmail.com) et il lui fera plaisir de les publier, gratuitement. Il est également possible d’y annoncer vos événements spéciaux concernant la race Limousin (vente, visite organisée de votre ferme, participation aux expositions, etc.). ARRIVÉE DE LA NOUVELLE ANNÉE

Le bureau de direction de l’Association Limousin du Québec souhaite à tous ses membres ainsi qu’à leur famille un joyeux temps des Fêtes, rempli de bonheur, réussite et prospérité pour cette nouvelle année 2019, et finalement une belle récolte de plusieurs beaux petits veaux.


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HOLIDAYS!

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NEWS THE MARITIMES

SUBMITTED BY

Jill Renton

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As quickly as it seems to come every year, the end of show season is upon us. The Maritime Limousin breeders represented well both at the 2018 Nova Scotia Elite Beef Expo at the NS Provincial Exhibition, and at the 2018 Classic Heritage Beef Show at the Hants County Exhibition.

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Results for the NS Elite Beef Limousin Show had Champion Limousin Male awarded to Balamore Fully Auto 806F, Balamore Farm Ltd. and Champion Limousin Female awarded to Balamore Famous 832F, Balamore Farm Ltd.

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Results for the 2018 Classic Heritage Beef Show were as follows. Grand Champion Limousin Male awarded to Balamore Endeavour 701E (RLF Yardley 601Y) exhibited by Balamore Farm Ltd. and Reserve Champion Limousin Male awarded to Balamore Fully Auto 805F (PLNS Polled Bohemiam) exhibited by Balamore Farm Ltd. Grand Champion Limousin Female was awarded to East Coast Flower 832F (Morrisvale Lumberjack) exhibited by Balamore Farm Ltd. and Reserve Grand Champion Limousin Female to TOTH Elly May 1E (WZRK DoubleWide 8055Y) exhibited by Top of the Hill Farm.

We were very proud to have Limousin heifers on both the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia 4-H Beef teams that headed to the 2018 National Junior Beef Heifer Show. Congratulations to Jesse Thorne of New Brunswick with Othbergs Exquisite (Greenwood Pld Zambuka) and Maddox Porter of Nova Scotia with Balamore Eve 717E (Wulfs Apostle T343AK) who both represented well in their heats. Congratulations goes out to Balamore Farm Ltd. and their amazing crew for a great showing at the 2018 Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, and for taking home the 2018 Premier Herdsman Award. Winter weather is also quickly descending on us here in the east, as it has found everyone across the country a little earlier this year. We wish all the members of our Limousin family from coast to coast, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and a successful 2019 calving season.

1. Balamore Farm winning the 2018 Premier Herdsman award at the 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Back row: Gillian Lorraine, Ashley Higgins, Sidney Patton, Andrew Meekins, Eryn Lorraine, Taylor Stewart. Front Row: Ian Kittilsen, Carolyn Cooper, Alex Smith, Megan Smith. Missing: Emily Smith, William Cooper, Joe Cooper.


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SALES REPORTS THE FOUNDATION SALE IV October 6, 2018 • Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Auctioneer: Carroll T. Cannon Canadian consignors: Brown Eden Limousin, Denison Limousin, Double D Farms Ltd., Elm Grove Limousin, Orbit Valley Limousin, Posthaven Limousin 83 LIVE LOTS GROSSED $250,500 USD TO AVERAGE $3,213 USD FULLBLOOD LIMOUSIN 20

BRED FEMALES

AVERAGED $2,585 USD

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COW/CALF PAIRS

AVERAGED $5,479 USD

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OPEN HEIFERS

AVERAGED $1,940 USD

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BULLS

AVERAGED $1,967 USD

NATIONAL SOLID GOLD LIMOUSIN SALE AT CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION November 22, 2018 • Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran, Dorran Marketing Inc. Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing 18.5 LOTS GROSSED $123,850 TO AVERAGE $6,695 SALE HIGHLIGHTS: LOT 9

Greenwood Flick PYN 62F sired by Greenwood Canadian Made ET consigned by Greenwood sold ½ interest to Nordal Limousin & Angus and Henry Michelson, Simpson, SK for $15,500

LOT 10

Greenwood Fine Line 78F sired by Greenwood Canadian Made ET consigned by Greenwood sold to Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC for $14,000

LOT 13

RPY Paynes Fran 9F sired by RPY Paynes Diesel 37D consigned by Payne Livestock sold to Calder Jones, Morse, SK for $10,000

LOT 18

AUTO Olga 498A x Cottage Lake Big Star embryos consigned by Eden Meadows Farm sold to Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK for $1,000 each

PUREBRED LIMOUSIN 8

BRED FEMALES

AVERAGED $1,725 USD

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COW/CALF PAIRS

AVERAGED $2,000 USD

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OPEN HEIFERS

AVERAGED $1,125 USD

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BULLS

AVERAGED $2,260 USD

ROYAL ELITE ALL BREEDS SALE AT THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR November 3, 2018 • Toronto, Ontario Auctioneer: Chris Poley, T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sales Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN HERD REDUCTION SALE November 27, 2018 • MacGregor, Manitoba Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing

13 LIVE LIMOUSIN LOTS AVERAGED $5,153.85 12

LIMOUSIN HEIFER CALVES

AVERAGED $5,233.33

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AVERAGED $4,200

SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

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LOT 42

Balamore Freda 810F sired by Wulf’s Spring Loaded 3158S consigned by Balamore Farm Ltd. sold to Red Oak Limousin, Australia for $7,400 Lazy A Forever Desire sired by EDW Desirabull consigned by Lazy A Limousin & Hollee Limousin sold to Chaffe Limousin, Mitchell, ON for $7,100 Pinch Hill Fantasy 824F sired by RCL Wind Chill 8B consigned by Pinch Hill Limousin sold to Allan Colwell, Harriston, ON for $6,750

46 LOTS GROSSED $116,700 TO AVERAGE $2,536.96 10

COWS GROSSED $28,000

TO AVERAGE $2,800

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BRED HEIFERS GROSSED $77,800

TO AVERAGE $2,509.68

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5 CALVES GROSSED $10,900 TO AVERAGE $2,180

SALE HIGHLIGHTS: LOT 8

Triple R 13E sired by RPY Paynes Derby 46Z sold to PDD Investments for $4,800

LOT 20

Triple R 47E sired by Greenwood Canadian Impact ET sold to PDD Investments for $4,200

LOT 38

Triple R 20C sired by Triple R 2A sold to Payne Livestock for $4,300

LOT 39

Triple R 6C sired by Ivy’s Underpressure 43U sold to Lazy A Limousin for $3,700

LOT 47

Triple R 51F sired by Wulfs Compliant K687C ET sold to Maplehurst Farms for $2,500


SALES REPORTS COLOURS OF AUTUMN LIMOUSIN SALE December 1, 2018 • Cookstown, ON Auctioneer: Carl Wright Sale Management: Indian River Cattle Company GROSSED $243,275 46

LIVE LOTS

AVERAGED $4,4464

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EMBRYOS

AVERAGED $461

SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

Bred Heifers LOT 6

Clarks Elderberry sired by Wulfs Accumulator L131A sold to Red Maple Farms, ON for $12,500

LOT 7

Clarks Elanore sired by Wulfs Archibald X624A sold to Red Maple Farms, ON for $12,500

LOT 35

Revolution’s Extra Tender sired by Ivy’s Bubba Watson HTZ24B sold to Greenwood Limousin, SK for $6,500

LOT 38

VLE Equitably Perfect ET sired by B Bar Cognac 1B sold to Wulf Cattle, MN for $6,500

SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

Clarks Diamond sired by Wulfs Audition T318A sold to Wulf Cattle, MN for $5,500

LOT 1

Heifer Calves LOT 33

New Life Fleur ET sired by RPY Paynes Diesel 37D sold to Pinnacle View Limousin, BC for $9,000

LOT 28

Red Maple Flamingo sired by JYF Chunk 35C sold to 777 Cattle Ltd., AB for $6,600

LOT 34

New Life Franny sired by Wulfs Compliant K687C ET sold to Excel Ranches, AB for $6,500

Semen ADDED LOT

LFLC Easy Street 107E semen consigned by Clark Cattle sold for $21,300 at $600 per package of 10 straws / $1,200 per package of 20 straws to Balamore Farms Limited, Bee Zee Acres, Bev Annett, Chris Gray, Darren King, Eden Meadows Farm, Enright Farms, Hillview Farms, Hip Limousin, Lakeside Farms, Lazy A Limousin, Maplehurst Farms, Murray Shaw, Nor-Alta Limousin, Pinnacle View Limousin, Plains Limousin, Railway Creek Farms, Red Maple Farms, Smart Limousin, Southbridge Limousin, Triple R Limousin, Windy Gables Limousin, 3 Ridge Farms

December 5, 2018 • Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran, Dorran Marketing Inc. Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing 32 LOTS GROSSED $235,300 TO AVERAGE $7,353

Herd Sire Prospect

Bred Heifers LOT 9

Greenwood Elegance PYN 94E sired by Greenwood Canadian Impact ET sold to Boulder Land & Cattle Company, ON & Hollee Limousin, ON for $18,000

LOT 8

Greenwood Eclipse PYN 706E ET sired by Wulfs Zane X238Z sold to Plains Limousin, AB for $8,500

LOT 12

Greenwood Evelyn PYN 70E sired by Greenwood Canadian Impact ET sold to Boulder Land & Cattle Company, ON for $8,500

LOT 23

RPY Paynes Elissa 59E sired by COLE Architect 08A sold to Arlee Cattle Co., ON for $9,100

LOT 10

Greenwood Emaly BWP 40E sired by Stoneyview Cruz sold to Horizon Livestock, AB for $8,250

LOT 7

EDW Extasy sired by Edwards Colossal sold to Richmond Ranch, AB for $7,500

Heifer Calves LOT 24

RPY Paynes Flora 8F ET sired by RPY Paynes Diesel 37D sold to Four Mac Farm, ON for $7,500

LOT 30

Carpenters Bella 13F sired by Nordal Blacksmith sold to Maplehurst Farms, MB for $5,250

Pick LOT 1

Pick of the 2019 calf crop consigned by Clark Cattle sold to River Pine Cattle Co., MB for $7,750

Greenwood Fernando PYN 704F ET sired by HUNT Credentials 37C ET sold to Nordal Limousin & Angus, SK and semen syndicate for $60,000

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

LOT 2

WESTERN SELECT LIMOUSIN SALE

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SALES REPORTS 1

2ND ANNUAL B BAR CATTLE BULL & FEMALE SALE December 11, 2018 • Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran, Dorran Marketing Inc. Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services Sale Consultant: MC Marketing Services 29 2

LIVE LOTS GROSSED $230,750

TO AVERAGE $7,957

SEMEN LOTS GROSSED $10,375

TO AVERAGE $5,188

SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

Bulls

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LOT 5

B Bar/Hawkeye Hulk 45F ET sired by Richmond Zodiac 29Z sold to Roslin Enterprises, ON for $13,000

LOT 8

B Bar Lionheart 63F sired by Ivy’s Bubba Watson 24Z sold to Roslin Enterprises, ON for $12,750

LOT 1

B Bar Silverback 5F sired by Cole Architect 08A sold to Shae Wilson, SK for $11,000

LOT 6

B Bar/Hawkeye Sting 47F ET sired by Richmond Zodiac 29Z sold to Andrew Ranches, AB and Pinnacle View Limousin, BC for $11,000

Pick of the Flush Heifer Calves

1. High selling bull B Bar/Hawkeye Hulk 45F ET sold to Roslin Enterprises 2. High selling Female B Bar Nicole 24E, sold to Pinnacle View Limousin

LOT 22

Lot 22D B Bar/Hawkeye Foxtrot 27F ET sired by Richmond Zodiac 29Z sold to Loyal Line Limousin, ON for $12,000

LOT 23

Lot 23A B Bar/VLE Fame 30F ET sired by Birubi Jupita J15 sold to Windy Gables Limousin, ON for $6,500

Bred Heifers LOT 29

B Bar Nicole 24E sired by Hunt Credentials 37C ET sold to Pinnacle View Limousin, BC for $13,500

LOT 27

B Bar Nicole 28E sired by Hunt Credentials 37C ET sold to Anchor B Limousin, SK for $11,500

Proven Producer

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LOT 30

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B Bar Shania 204Y sired by ROMN Made To Order sold to Mike LeBlanc, MB for $9,500

Semen LOT 31

Hunt Credentials 37C ET sold to Hewson Land & Cattle, SK; Martens Livestock, SK; Lazy A Limousin, SK; Four Mac Farms, ON; Double B Cattle Co., SK to average $195/dose for 30 doses

LOT 31

Ivy’s Bubba Watson 24B sold to Greenwood Limousin, SK; Darling Farms, ON; Keena Gibson, ON to average $225/dose for 20 doses


BALAMORE CINDERELLA 563C

BALAMORE MISS 618D ET

TMF MISS 922Z

TMF MISS 370Z

BALAMORE BINGO 409B

BULL POWER

BALAMORE 324A

BULL SALE MARCH 23, 2019

JOSEPH & CAROLYN COOPER & FAMILY H: 902-668-2004 | C: 902-893-0744 William Cell: 902-324-2005 | Robert Cell: 902-890-0663 9036 Hwy 2, Great Village, NS B0M 1L0 | Email: cooperboys@bellaliant.net


LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

WELCOME TO THE CLA

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WELCOME NEW CLA MEMBERS IN 2018 Ach Holdings LLC (Bowling Green, KY) North Stream Limousin, Murray Norstrom, (Bluffton, AB) Clay Hills Limousin, Donald & Wenda Best (Harding, MB) Fireside Limousin, Roman & Darlene Froese (Altona, MB) Park Performance Limousin, Rick & Brenda Park (Virden, MB) Carrondale Cattle Company Inc., Kaitlin Knox & Ryan Mccarron (St Andrews, NS) Fields Of Grace Farm, Darren & Carla Crowell (Darling Lake, NS) Hillfoot Farms Ltd., Mike & Alice Horsnell (Aylesford, NS) Byrne Boy's, Frank Byrne (Chatham, ON) Double D Farms Ltd., Jim Dietrich (Waterloo, ON) Fossil Ridge Farms, Claudia Kaelin (St-Pascal-Baylon, ON) Girdler Cattle Company, Kevin Girdler (Owen Sound, ON) Gray Valley Farms, Chris Gray (Lyndhurst, ON) Mattagami Heights Limousin, Dan Farrell (Timmins, ON) Rancliff Limousin, Keenan And Karen Gibson (Napanee, ON) Ricashay Limousins, Rick & Shannon Butyn (Burgessville, ON) Sheropp Farms, (Ontario, ON) Trillium Limousin, Kevin And Margaret Griffith (Golden Lake, ON) Vincent Bros, Neil, Joan & Margaret Vincent (Wingham, ON) Ferme Familiale SDB, Steeve Blanchette & Sandra Garon (StGabriel De Rimouski, QC)

EDITOR'S NOTE BY / PAR

Tessa Verbeek

Photo courtesy of Andrew Ranches, Youngstown, AB

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT How very lucky we are as seedstock producers to have talented professional photographers at nearly all of the major cattle shows! These professionals are there to provide a service. Just as your veterinarian, fitting crew, sales managers, and ad designers all provide a service - services that you would never question paying for. Why then, do some producers choose to forgo paying for their professional backdrop or ringside photos and instead copy the watermarked images off of the photographer’s website and share these images, typically via their social media accounts? It is truly unprofessional and, in a business, where image and reputation are of high importance, I would say, without a doubt, that you would be better off to not share any photos of your show cattle than to share watermarked images that you have clearly not paid for. You are stealing from the professionals who have taken those photos, and it reflects poorly on you, your operation, the breed(s) you represent and the industry as a whole. Next time you wish to share your show success via Facebook, please purchase your images from the photographer. Consider it an investment in not only the promotion of your operation, but also your reputation.


NEWSMAKERS 1 The

Papenhuyzen family (now Boss Lake Genetics), of Stony Plain, Alta. were honoured by Farmfair International during the 2018 show for exhibiting every year for the past 45 years of the show! (Photo courtesy of Emily H Photography.)

STOCKING THE HERD

2 Congratulations

to the Lingley family of Lingley Livestock – William and Glenna Lingley’s 4th granddaughter Lexie Marie Smith was born to proud parents Kris and Cassie Smith on October 4, 2018 weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and measuring 19.8 inches.

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CONDOLENCES

3 We are sorry to note the passing of Dr. Forbes

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Robert 'Rob' Chisholm of Claresholm, Alta. on November 20, 2018 at the age of 64. Rob was a veterinarian, practicing in a large animal clinic in Strathmore for several years before purchasing the Three Walking Sticks Ranch, a cow/calf operation in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm. He loved the ranch and loved working with cattle. His herd included Limousin cattle. His greatest joy was sharing the ranching way of life with his kids. He worked, and played, alongside neighbours and local ranchers developing wonderful, lifelong friendships. His skill as a vet was valued and often called upon by his community. During the financially lean years of Alberta’s BSE outbreak he worked full time as a vet at the Claresholm Veterinary Clinic in addition to tending the ranch. Condolences from the Canadian Limousin Association.

TYING THE KNOT

4 Congratulations to Erin Hepper and Brandon Luc of Eden Meadows Farm who wed in Jasper, Alta. on May 26, 2018.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

SOCIAL NEWS

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CANADIAN CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

David Haywood-Farmer President, CCA

A number of positive developments in recent months will give Canada’s cattle producers plenty of reason to cheer. On December 30, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will come into force among the first tranche of signatories to the Agreement. The Agreement was activated on October 30, when Australia deposited its notification to the CPTPP Secretariat in New Zealand becoming the sixth of the 11 signatory countries to ratify the Agreement, and triggered the 60 day period to come into force.

China too holds massive potential for Canada’s beef producers. In November, I participated in Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission to China, where he promoted Canadian agricultural products including beef and discussed ways of strengthening agricultural trade between the two countries. CCA participated in beef events in Shanghai and Beijing, and met with embassy and industry officials as part of our ongoing advocacy for expanded access in this highly complex market.

With Canada among the first six countries (along with Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore) Canadian beef producers will benefit from successive tariff cuts starting in 2018, and a lower and more predictable tariff environment going forward. The CPTPP represents a significant growth opportunity for Canadian beef in key markets and important emerging ones.

The government’s focus on trade diversification will create extraordinary growth opportunity for the Canadian agriculture and food sectors. However, the ability to meet the potential of new access requires that a number of competitiveness issues be addressed. The CCA continues to advocate government to address workplace shortages, regulatory modernization and other key issues impeding competitiveness in the beef and red meat processing sectors.

Canadian beef exports to Japan are expected to double in 2019, up from the $160 million of beef exported there in 2017 under the old tariffs on fresh and frozen beef. On December 30, Japan’s tariff of 38.5 per cent will immediately drop to 27.5 per cent on Canadian fresh beef and to 26.9 per cent on frozen beef. On April 1, 2019, Japan will implement a second tariff cut, down to 26.6 per cent on both fresh and frozen and eventually lowered to nine per cent over several years. With CPTPP, Canadian beef will also be exempt from the Japanese safeguard tariff of 50 per cent on beef.

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The remaining five countries Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru and Vietnam are continuing their ratification processes and each will bring the Agreement into force 60 days after they submit their notifications. Vietnam in particular is an emerging market with important growth potential for Canadian beef. Canadian beef exports to Vietnam in 2017 were $3.9 million with a 20 per cent tariff. Once Vietnam implements CPTPP in 2019, their initial two tariff cuts will immediately bring the tariff down to 6.6 per cent and then to zero in 2020. The recent United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has provided some certainty for the industry. It remains to be seen if the Democrats winning the House in November’s U.S. midterm elections may impact the final approval of the USMCA. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will be watching this situation closely in the months ahead.

The CCA also continues to advocate for the need to amend Bill C-68 to protect fish habitat without undermining farmers' ability to produce food in a sustainable manner. The CCA believes there is opportunity to work with the government to find solutions that will satisfy both perspectives. In another development, in January 2019, Canada’s beef yield grade standards will change from the current three classes to five yield grade standards to mirror U.S. yield grade standards. The process for this yield change is tied to the coming into force of the Safe Foods for Canadians Act on January 15, 2019. The Canadian Beef Grading Agency said the move to five yield grade standards will allow alignment and transparency with the U.S., and will also provide enhanced distinction between higher and lower yielding carcasses providing the opportunity for improved targeted finishing practices. With 2019 shaping up to be a year of change and potential for producers, I’m certain some time this holiday season will be devoted to how best to adapt to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead. My wife Bonnie and I would like to wish readers a joyous holiday season and a healthy and happy new year.


BULL SALE March 14, 2019 at the ranch, 1PM

Videos and sale catalogs will be available online through the Canadian Limousin Association and Canadian Angus Association websites. Catalogs will be mailed to our local commercial producers. Please call us to request a catalog.

SYC IT'S TIME FOR A BUD 526D SOLD TO LEDDY CATTLE COMPANY, WEATHERFORD, TX

BOTH BULLS PICTURED IN THIS AD WERE SOLD IN PAST AND HAVE EXCELLENT CALVES ON THE GROUND AT THEIR NEW HOMES.

OUTCROSS GENETICS DEVELOPED FOR

longevity Jim & Laura Symens & Family

BOX 3209 CLARESHOLM ALBERTA T0L 0T0 PHONE: (587) 728-1004 EMAIL: symens@platinum.ca

SYC CACHE 528C SOLD TO J YORGA FARMS FLINTOFT, SK

The bulls we offer are bred for the commercial cattlemen with the quality and consistency to advance a purebred operation. We take pride in developing the bulls with longevity as a priority and offer our genetics to you confident that they will perform and look their best years down the road, not peak the day of the sale.


HERD HEALTH

ASSESSING THE PROTECTIVE HEALTH OF PURCHASES

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

When purchasing or selling livestock we must ensure the health status, and preventive shots given, deworming and any other relevant information is expressed. This information can be obtained by a few simple questions. These questions are seldom asked in cattle transactions these days. With cattle being of higher value and often traversing over large distances and through different geographic areas it is valuable information for us to know.

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When purchasing cattle, it is imperative to get the complete vaccination history for several reasons. First, you need to confirm the initial and booster shots were given for the diseases most prevalent in your specific area or was only one given so the booster shot becomes necessary. Are all of the diseases you need to have protection from administered or are there other things you need to carry out from a preventative medicine standpoint. Will these diseases have to be boostered? If something new shows up on the vaccinations you may want to include that protocol in the revaccination. A good example of this would be leptospirosis which is more common in eastern Canada but relatively rare out west. Make sure you recognize other hidden things on your purchases such as checking for internal parasites. Knowing the area that the cattle have come from may give you some idea of other things one has to protect for from a biosecurity standpoint. With any new purchases a standard quarantine is a good idea for at least a couple of weeks. Then if incubating, a respiratory disease for instance, it becomes evident and could be treated. This is not indicative or caused by the original location but rather the stress of transporting, exposure at auction facilities, weather changes, co-mingling and potentially exposure to what may be

on your farm. Common microorganisms on your farm allow the cattle to have natural exposure over time and immunity develops whereas cattle being brought in could be exposed to organisms your cattle are carrying but are not immune to. Other diseases may not show up for several years so ones like bovine leukosis (a bit more prominent in eastern Canada) and Johne’s can be tested for if a possibility of introduction into your herd. The absolute worst time to purchase and introduce animals to your herd is just before calving season yet this is when many purchases are made. The issue here is the bred animals may not develop protection in their colostrum for the scour organisms and other microorganisms present on your farm. If you do purchase commercial or purebred bred cattle make sure to find out if scours prevention was given so you have some idea of what protection the newborn calf is going to have in the mother’s colostrum. Just because the purchase comes from a high reputation herd does not guarantee the vaccination program is as comprehensive as you want or need on your premise. If you isolate the purchase, that gives you time to start a vaccination program, especially when it comes to scours prevention. The reverse could also be true whereby purchased animals can expose your herd to infectious agents and if it’s a new organism your herd is essentially naïve to then infection is a possibility. The measuring stick against good management is often how comprehensive an owner’s vaccination program is and if parasite (both internal and external) control is given in a strategic manner. It is too bad RFID tag information from the CCIA could not be passed down but some tracking programs like BIXS, Herdtrax and ViewTrak are getting


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Dr. Roy Lewis DVM

Save the

Date

2019 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show

Prairieland Park Saskatoon, SK

information shared between purchaser and seller. In the event of purchases from purebred sales a better job could be done describing what has been done to the cattle but if possible simply ask the question directly of the seller. If this communication network could be fine-tuned it would be great. This would allow purchasers to add in what was needed without redundancy of duplication. If unknown, definitely revaccinate to avoid any risks.

When purchasing, especially purebred cattle, we look at phenotype, genetics, EPDs, growth, etc. but health requirements are often overlooked. Ask the questions, as the health of your herd could be at stake. Enjoy the fall showing and sales season but on purchases made make sure they are vaccinated and have had any other health procedures done.

For more information cjla@limousin.com

Watch for Registration information in the February Limousin Voice

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

I am sure redundancy happens a great deal in the cattle industry and is another cost we, as producers must bear. From over vaccinating, to over deworming, to giving too many metaphylactic drugs. All are possible if we don’t communicate the great things we do down the line when we market cattle. Preconditioned sales are one visible way this communication happens on a local level but we also need to toot our own horn and really express what preventative things are done to our cattle. From sales catalogues to satellite and internet auctions we must all accurately express all the great preventative and management procedures the cattle have had done to them. This will also minimize the necessity for antimicrobial usage and keep resistance at bay. Cattle producers are a responsible group we just need to clarify this in all of our cattle transactions.

July 18-21 2019

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2018 GENOMICS

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Dawn Trautman Director of Knowledge Translation Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta

ROUND-UP

This article brings a sort of ‘genomics round-up’—as the year draws to a close, it seems like a good time to reflect, bring new and old information together, and get it all sorted out in order to start fresh in the New Year!

and other relatives—it is the best estimate of an animal’s genetic worth as a parent. WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT GENOMICS?

SO, WAIT… WHAT IS GENOMICS AGAIN?

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Genomics is simply the study of an organism’s DNA sequence, including the relationship between genetics and traits. While bovine DNA is more than 99% identical from animal to animal, small differences (sometimes called SNPs) make an animal unique. These variations in the DNA sequences can affect how animals perform, develop diseases, respond to their environment (e.g., pathogens), and react to management (e.g., vaccines, feeding regimes).

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DNA is passed from parents to offspring, and can be linked to heritable production and carcass traits, such as birth weight, lean meat yield, and more. Tissue, blood, and hair roots all contain DNA, which is extracted and processed on a genotyping chip that reads thousands of variants in the bovine genome. EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences), are numbers that predict the genetic merit of future offspring or progeny of a particular bull, cow or heifer. With traditional EPDs many offspring are needed before the accuracy of prediction is high enough to make strong breeding decisions. With genomics the accuracy can be validated much earlier, and genetic progress made more quickly. So, gEPDs (genomically enhanced EPDs), which are interpreted in the exact same way as traditional EPDs, combine information of known pedigree, performance and genomic information about an animal, its progeny

Using genomics as another tool for making breeding decisions for your operation has many benefits—and most of them are important for your bottom line. I. Parentage verification

Knowing the parents of an animal is essential to successful genetic gain. Genotyping can confirm the sire and dam of an animal. This can also be particularly important in pasture mating systems in order to determine which bulls are (and aren’t!) performing. II. Improvement in EPD accuracy

The accuracy value of a newborn animal is low, and as more information is collected overtime, the accuracy improves. Genomic selection allows you to make more accurate breeding decisions (based on more accurate EPDs) faster, often before the animal has offspring. III. Breed composition verification

Genotyping can identify the makeup of an animal’s breed. This can be used to ensure branding programs are accurate for producers and consumers, and allows breed associations to check the purity of their breeds. For commercial producers, crossbreeding is the optimal system for beef production in North America and globally and knowing breed composition of sires and dams assist in mating decisions that can optimize hybrid vigor and improve lifetime fertility, productivity and sustainability.


IV. Monitoring genetic diseases

Genomics can determine an animal’s carrier status for a number of diseases and major genes (e.g., Protoporphyria). It can also be used to monitor the frequency of other major genes, such as myostatin (related to double muscling). Knowing which genes might be present in your herd helps you make better management decisions as you can take corrective actions, if need be.

verification and is highly accurate. Bovine 50K genotyping is used on highly prolific animals (i.e., AI sires, ET dams, and prolific herd sires) that contribute a great deal of genetic material to the entire herd via their many offspring. In addition to basic genotyping additional options and depending on your breeding objectives, you may want to consider are testing for horned/polled, coat colour, or more.

V. Traceability

VI. Herd management

Genomics can be used to identify genes that make cattle gain more efficiently, or get sick less often. Producers can then manage their herd with more precision, customizing breeding / mate matching as well as management of feed, health, and more. HOW DO I START USING GENOMICS?

You start with adding genomic information to your traditional EPDs— phenotype is still king! Proper measurements of the traditional EPDs leads to increased accuracy, which contributes significantly to the accuracy of the prediction equations used to generate gEPDs for a breed. We still need all those good quality records you’ve been collecting for years. Then you decide on sending your DNA samples (tail switch hair roots, tissue, or blood) for low- or high-density SNP genotyping. The DNA information is incorporated directly into EPD calculations, at the same time as pedigree and performance data, via the BOLT evaluations for more accurate and timelier EPDs. In deciding between low- and high-density genotyping, there are three main options: I. Basic SNP Parentage (95-120 SNPs)

The basic SNP Parentage assay is a good tool for parentage verification and has approximately the same accuracy as a microsatellite parentage test. II. Low Density SNP Genotyping (GGP-LD; 26,000 SNPs)

The GGP-LD assay is an excellent tool for SNP parentage verification and is highly accurate. The main advantage of the GGP-LD assay is that this information can be applied to the prediction equations to generate gEPDs at the lowest cost to the breeder. III. High Density SNP Genotyping (Bovine 50K; 50,000 SNPs)

The Bovine 50K assay is an excellent tool for conducting SNP parentage

USING GENOMICS TO KEEP THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

While a good eye for good body conformation will never go out of style, for traits of economic value there are genetic tools to ensure you’re making good decisions. In the cattle industry you need calves on the ground to make money. This is directly related to the effectiveness of your breeding stock in being prolific, with healthy genetics, and suited to your environment and breeding program. Genomics gives breeders the opportunity to make better breeding and selection decisions when an animal is young, saving you time and money. And genomic parentage can then check that this animal is indeed siring calves. Crossbreeding is lately becoming underutilized in the commercial beef industry in favour of increased uniformity for perceived risk reduction. However, as mentioned above, genomics is playing a greater role in determining breed composition in order to optimize hybrid vigour in the commercial industry. This is in large parts thanks to a Genome Alberta project at the University of Alberta, and led by Alberta Agriculture scientist, Dr John Basarab. Optimizing herd hybrid vigour in replacement females in linked to enhanced fitness traits of offspring and female fertility—both directly related to improved lifetime profitability of an animal. Managing future progeny breed composition is a relatively easy way to optimize hybrid vigour in your herd. And, in fact many Canadian Limousin producers are already wise to the benefit of crossbreeding, utilizing this “technology” in the development of the Lim-Flex® breeding program. THE BIG PICTURE

On your farm, genomics can help with herd improvement and economic gains by testing for and adopting breeding practices that improve herd fertility, health, and efficiency. Beyond your farm gate, genomics continues to offer benefits. For consumers, it offers reassurances in verifying the breed for marketing purposes, the traceability of their beef, as well as providing reassurances of best practices in the beef industry. As for the global consumer, it assures that in Canada, we are leading the way—consistently improving and breeding the best, in order to produce more with less. This is for the benefit of the environment, the health of animals, and to sustainably meet growing global protein demand in the coming decades. From Livestock Gentec, wishing you a peaceful and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2019!

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Genotyping provides foolproof traceability through the entire beef value chain. For producers this might mean verifying lost or stolen livestock, and for consumers this might mean verifying sustainable production practices by tracing back to the farm origin all the way to the retailing of the end product.

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COMING EVENTS DECEMBER 14-15 MEDICINE HAT ALL BEEF PEN SHOW Medicine Hat, Alberta

31 NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FROZEN GENETICS SALE – VOLUME 7 Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Olds, Alberta

JANUARY 11-12 PEACE COUNTY BULL CONGRESS Dawson Creek, British Columbia

25-26 CANADIAN BULL CONGRESS Camrose, Alberta

FEBRUARY 16 CROSSROADS BEEF EXPO Crossroads Centre, Oyen, Alberta

16 ST-MARTIN TEST STATION BULL SALE Saint-Martin de Beauce, Quebec

18 STEWART LIMOUSIN BULL SALE at the farm, SE of Stettler, Alberta

23 QUEBEC SELECT BULL SALE

Danville Auction Mart, Danville, Quebec

25 J. YORGA FARMS PRODUCTION SALE LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

at the Ranch, Flintoft, Saskatchewan

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MARCH 02 HILLVIEW FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE at the Ranch, Morinville, Alberta

3-4 PRIDE OF THE PRAIRIES BULL SHOW & SALE

Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

08 RICHMOND RANCH BULL & FEMALE SALE at the Ranch, Rumsey, Alberta

11 DIAMOND C RANCH BULL SALE at the ranch, Ponoka, Alberta

12 DE JAGER LIMOUSIN BULL SALE

Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, Alberta

14 EXCEL RANCHES BULL & FEMALE SALE at the Ranch, Westlock, Alberta

14 SYMENS LAND & CATTLE BULL SALE at the ranch, Claresholm, Alberta

16 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS BULL SALE at the Ranch, Bragg Creek, Alberta

16 CANADA'S RED, WHITE & BLACK BULL SALE

Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

18 NORTH WEST'S BULL SALE

Kramer's Big Big Barn, North Battleford, Saskatchewan

23 BALAMORE FARMS "THICKNESS SELLS" BULL SALE Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, Nova Scotia

23 FULLY LOADED BULL SALE

Ontario Stockyards Inc., Cookstown, Ontario

30 CONTINENTAL CONNECTION BULL SALE at Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, British Columbia

30 MANITOBA BULL TEST STATION BULL SALE Manitoba Bull Test Station, Douglas, Manitoba

30 4TH ANNUAL STARTING LINE UP SALE at After Hours Limousins, Keady, Ontario

APRIL 22 BEE ZEE ACRES OPEN HOUSE BULL & HEIFER PRIVATE TREATY SALE at the farm, Glencoe, Ontario

JULY 16-18 AG IN MOTION

Langham, Saskatchewan (15 minutes north of Saskatoon)

18-21 CJLA IMPACT SHOW & CLA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


ADVERTISERS INDEX Amaglen Limousin

Andrew Ranches

Arcon Cattle Company

B

9

Haystack Acres

87

Hi-Valley Limousin

80

87, 104

Hi-Way Limousin

65

B Bar Cattle

IFC

Highland Stock Farms

Balamore Farm Ltd.

93

Hillside Farm

Bar 3R Limousin

103

Hillview Farms

Bar-Dale Limousin

102

Hockridge Farms

103

Bee Zee Acres

85

Hollee Limousin

75

Boulder Land & Cattle

108

J

J. Yorga Farms

109

Bova-Tech Ltd.

105

L

Lazy A Limousin

103

Bow Valley Genetics

105

Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association

53

C

Canadian Junior Limousin Donation Heifer

47

M

MC Marketing Management

80

Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show

99

Murray Hill Farm

Cherway Limousin

103

New Life Limousin & Venture Livestock Enterprises

53

Clark Cattle

P

Payne Livestock

BC

Cochrane Stock Farms

103

Pinnacle View Limousin

Corad Farms

104

Poplarview Stock Farm

D

Dan Skeels

105

Posthaven Limousin

Davis-Rairdan

105

Qually-T Limousin

de Jager Limousin

102

R

Rail Line Farms

Diamond C Ranch

71, 102

Richmond Ranch

E

Eden Meadows Farm

S

Smart Limousin

104

Excel Ranches

73

Southbridge Limousin

103

Fort Ellice Limousin

103

Stewart Limousin

Fouillard Limousin

102

Stockmens Insurance

G

Gardiner Limousin

104

Symens Land & Cattle Co.

97

T

Triple R Limousin

53

Greenwood H

Hansen Limousin

Hawkeye Land & Cattle

35

4

16-17 102 25

W Windy Gables Limousin

104

8 104 85

104

2, 102 104 51 103 57 27, 102

89, 102 105

5, 105

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from our family to yours HA Y HOLIDAYS WISHING YOUR FAMILY ALL THE BEST THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND FOR THE YEAR AHEAD

THANK YOU WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR CUSTOMERS THIS YEAR

BLCC FANCY LIL HUSSEY

LFLC Bank Account 701B x BLCC Canadian Hussey, Purchased by Murray Hill Farm

BLCC SHE'S THE ONE 21F LFLC Bank Account x BLCC She’s the One 21C, Purchased by Lazy A Limousin

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY Ben & Jennie-Ruth Belanger and Family

GREENWOOD EASY MONEY PYN704E ET SEMEN AVAILABLE – INQUIRIES WELCOME

4510 Hwy 7 RR#1 Omemee, Ontario K0L 2W0 Phone 705-875-0020


2019 PRODUCTION SALE

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FEBRUARY 25, 2019 @ THE RANCH two year olds and long yearling sell, including...

Manitoba Ag Ex RESERVE CHAMPION BULL

JYF CHUNK 35C X TMF 118W MATERNAL BROTHER

TO OUR 2018 HIGH SELLER JYF DEBONAIR 604D, Owned by Mike Leblanc

JYF EXTRA CHUNK 518E

BW: 2.0 | WW: 64 | YW: 95 | Milk: 24 | SC: 0.85 | DOC: 15

All

OF THE 2017 BORN FALL REPLACEMENT HEIFERS, SELL OPEN

Sires Represented

JYF 504E KELLY AND NORMA YORGA (H) 306-263-4432 (C) 306-642-7023 (F) 306-263-4473 norma_yorga@yahoo.ca BOX 14, FLINTOFT, SK S0H 1R0

JEFFREY YORGA (H) 306-531-5717 jeffyorga@yahoo.ca

JYF Chunk 33C JYF Big Timber 47B Birubi Jupiter J15 Hunt Credertais SYC Cache


HSF ZENA TCM 249Z

(MAGS WAR ADMIRAL) x RPY PAYNES FASCINATION 32F (COLE ARCHITECT 08A)

2018 Grand Champion Female Lloydminster Stockade Round Up 2018 Reserve National Champion Female Proven producing Dam of the 2017 Agribition Grand Champion Female and 2018 National Champion Bull Mated to LFLC Dollar Bill 764D for 2019

Just

GOOD CATTLE

Q

PRODUCING GOOD CATTLE Semen

OPPORTUNITIES Semen packages on DILLINGER, DIESEL and EVEREADY priced at 10 straws for $1000

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D CHAMPION GET OF SIRE, 2018 ROYAL & AGRIBITION HOMO POLLED COLE ARCHITECT 08A x EMF POLL ZILL, OWNED WITH ARCON CATTLE

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPION BULL HOMO POLLED/HOMO BLACK RPY PAYNES BEAST x HSF ZENA

Rocky & Debbie Payne

P 306.825.4056 F 306.825.4025

RPY PAYNES EVEREADY 73E HOMO POLLED HUNT CREDENTIALS x JAYMARANDY APHRODITE OWNED WITH SMART LIMOUSIN Cole 780.870.8335 Kyle 306.830.0557 E paynelivestock@hmsinet.ca

Box 1997 Lloydminster Saskatchewan Canada S9V 1R5