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FEBRUARY 2019 VOL 15 NUMBER I

IN THIS ISSUE CHEYENNE & AUSTIN PORTER talk about their experiences in the CJLA IAN & BONNIE HAMILTON win the CLA Award of Distinction HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS recalls the past and looks forward to the future R & L HOLDINGS and the FOSSHEIM FAMILY depend on Limousin influence genetics



MARCH 30TH 2019

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EJS 16F - He Sells!

Limousin His Brother Sells!

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Limousin His Brother Sells!

Limousin His Brother Sells!

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T he Swaans & Kishkans ROB CELL: 250.991.8229 ERIN CELL: 250.991.6654 kishkan@quesnelbc.com www.pvlimousin.com

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REANNE CELL: 250.991.9496 HOME: 250.249.5332 reanne@krssimmentals.ca www.krssimmentals.ca


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CONTENTS 16 R&L HOLDINGS

Depend on Limousin influence genetics

28 CHEYENNE & AUSTIN PORTER

on their experiences in the CJLA

48 THE FOSSHEIM FAMILY

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are proud to use Limousin genetics in their operation.

52 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS

The Matthews recall the past and look forward to the future.

68 CLA AWARD OF DISTINCTION

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Recipients Ian and Bonnie Hamilton

Contributors Ad Sizes & Specifications CLA Presidents Report CLA Office Update

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MULTI-BREED GENETIC EVALUATION powered by Bolt

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CJLA News Canadian Junior Limousin News Ontario Junior Limousin News CLA Elite Herds CLA Elite Dams Masterfeeds  ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON CATTLE Canfax Market Report Provincial News British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Québec Maritimes Social News CCA President’s Report Herd Health  CALVING GUIDELINES Livestock Gentec  BREEDING GOALS Upcoming Events

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YEARS OF LIMOUSIN IN CANADA

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MARCH 16, MOOSE JAW, SK THEY SELL

CANADA’S RED WHITE & BLACK BULL SALE 1PM CST

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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



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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ROY LEWIS, DVM Dr. Roy Lewis has been a large animal veterinary practitioner for over 30 years with a cattle practice in Westlock, Alberta. His interests were herd health and bovine reproduction. Since 2012, Roy has been working part time for Merck Animal Health as a Technical Services Veterinarian.

BRIAN PERILLAT, B.SC. M.SC. P.AG Brian Perillat has been the Manager at Canfax since April 2010. Brian grew up on a mixed farming operation near Duck Lake, Saskatchewan and continues to be involved with the family farm. Prior to working at Canfax, Brian worked as a livestock production economist with Alberta Agriculture, and also spent over 4 years working with MNP as a farm management consultant.

DAWN TRAUTMAN, B.SC., M.SC Dawn Trautman is an agricultural economist with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, both from the University of Alberta and she is currently working on her MBA part-time. Dawn is Director of Knowledge Translation at Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta. Her role involves technology and knowledge transfer for practical applications in the livestock industry; project management; market research and development; coordinating communications; and management of strategic performance indicators.


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YO U R S O U R C E F O R H O M OZ YG O U S PO L L E D C AT T L E

highlandstockfarm.ca Rob & Marci Matthews 403.585.8660 Amanda & Chris Haywood 403.470.1812 Chris’ Cell 403.850.9665 highlandstockfarms@gmail.com Bragg Creek, Alberta

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CLA PRESIDENT

PRESIDENTS REPORT

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Erin Kishkan

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H

appy New Year! And Happy 50th Anniversary Limousin! Yes, 2019 is going to be a huge year for Limousin as we celebrate 50 years of the breed in Canada. I am very excited to celebrate with Limousin enthusiasts from across our great nation. Coming off another banner year, Limousin will again be in the spotlight and what a great opportunity for breeders to take advantage of all the extra promotion. As excitement builds and bull sale season commences, be sure to take part in Limousin events in your area. Go shake some hands and make some connections, being a part of these events will be truly exhilarating because with the quality of cattle that our breeders are cranking out, there is sure to be some barn burners. Some of the provincial associations have huge celebration events planned that promise to go down in the history books. Mark your calendars for those as this will be your opportunity to connect and reminisce with Limousin enthusiasts from across the country. It is our responsibility to be champions of our breed, to support one another, and to be truly excited about Limousin. Be grateful for the progress that our breeders have made in the last 50 years, and for the road that has been paved for new and up coming breeders. I have said it before, but this business is so much about the people; the incredible comradery we have built in the Limousin breed is second to none. We have some of the best and most progressive cattle breeders in the industry and we need to be proud of that and celebrate every positive accomplishment our breed has made. Let this be the year that puts Limousin in the conversation around every dinner table in the industry. Be proud of your program, be proud of your fellow breeders, be proud of the Limousin cattle that we have worked so hard at creating for the last 50 years in Canada. Get out there and take advantage of the celebrations around the country. Let’s get people talking! Respectfully yours,

Erin Kishkan CLA PRESIDENT


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

Interim General Manager & Canadian Junior Limousin Association Coordinator

Office Manager/Registry & Member Services

Brenda Patterson 403.253.7309 Laura Ecklund 403.559.9849 info@limousin.com info@limousin.com / cjla@limousin.com

Registry & Member Services Dallas Wise & Shayla Chappell 403.253.7309 limousin@limousin.com

Limousin Voice Advertising Representative & Editor Tessa Verbeek 403.636.1066 tverbeek@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 Bulls at Lazy A Limousin, Cando, Saskatchewan

Travis Hunter 204.838.2019 diamondtlimo@gmail.com

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PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS

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LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

CLA OFFICE UPDATE

Tessa Verbeek

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2019 – the 50th anniversary of the Limousin breed in Canada is upon us! There is much to be celebrated! As we look back at the past 50 years, I have tremendous respect for the early breeders of Limousin cattle – the men and women who were among the first to blaze the trail and find success with this newly imported breed from France in the 1970’s and onward. We certainly owe gratitude to the individuals who took an active role in the formation of the Canadian Limousin Association and the improvement and adaptation of the Limousin breed to meet Canadian market demands. A great deal has been accomplished in the past 50 years. From genetic improvement and phenotypic changes to the breed, to the many advancements and changes at the Association level – it is remarkable to truly realize how far we have progressed and exciting to think of where the next 50+ years will take our breed. Sincere thanks to the breeders, commercial cattlemen and industry supporters, board members, and Association staff – past and present – for all that each of you have contributed to the success of Limousin in Canada! Limousin has true value to offer the Canadian beef industry. We all know that one breed can not do it all on its own and that hybrid vigour is key to the commercial cattlemen’s success. Widely noted for its exceptional muscling, lean meat yield and longevity – the Limousin sire is an ideal choice for use over a variety of cow herds. Furthermore, Limousin is known among the continental breeds for its superior calving ease, new calf vigour and efficiency. At the end of the day more live calves is more money in your pocket and you will never be disappointed at weaning time with a Limousin influenced calf crop. The Limousin female should not be overlooked either, as a good mothering, sound structured, hardy Limousin cow will outlast most others even in minimal management scenarios.

And if you are still hung up on docility – I will echo what so many others already know to be true. Docility was an issue of the past, and there are always going to be good and bad ones in every breed, but as a whole our breed has had to put such immense selection pressure on this trait that we have truly overcome this issue and docility is now a trait we can boast about. In a time where industry is seeking increases in production efficiency and everyone is focused on their bottom line, the Limousin breed of today is the answer. We have a dedicated group of Limousin breeders across Canada that are developing bulls and females for sale this year. Some of these breeders have been a part of our Association since the early days of Limousin in Canada! I encourage you to please visit the Events page on the CLA website www.limousin. com for a listing of upcoming bull sales, and links to catalogues when available. You can also stay up to date with upcoming sales on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Your bull buying decisions can affect your herd for upwards of 15 years. Investing in a Limousin bull from an operation you trust is an investment worth making this year. 2019 CJLA IMPACT SHOW & CLA AGM

Please make plans to attend the Canadian Junior Limousin Association Impact Show hosted by the Saskatchewan Limousin Association at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Sask. July 18-21, 2019. The Canadian Limousin Association Annual General Meeting will be held the morning of Saturday, July 20. Animals will be made available to juniors unable to bring their own – please contact the Canadian Junior Limousin Association or Saskatchewan Limousin Association for this and any other questions you may have.


50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

We are eagerly looking forward to the many ways breeders and provincial Limousin Associations across Canada are planning to celebrate 50 years of Limousin in Canada! The Ontario Limousin Association will be hosting the 50th Anniversary National Limousin Show & Sale and Banquet at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont. November 1-4, 2019. This will be an event not to be missed! The Ontario Limousin Association has a variety of 50th anniversary apparel and items available to order now to commemorate this momentous occasion. The Canadian Limousin Association office can be contacted for an order form. As I write this office update, I am preparing to go on maternity leave for 2019. I will continue to serve as your Limousin Voice Advertising Representative & Editor. Laura Ecklund has very capably taken on the role of Interim General Manager on a part-time basis. Brenda Patterson has been hired in the new position of Office Manager and Registry/Member Services Assistant working from the Calgary office. Dallas Wise and Shayla Chappell continue to handle Registry/Member Services from the Calgary office. I cannot thank these ladies enough for the incredible work they do ‘behind the scenes’ for our breed. I hope that this 50th anniversary year can be one of coming together as a breed to celebrate our collective accomplishments from coast to coast, honouring those who came before us to build the breed, and encouraging those who are starting out today to carry our breed forward. All the very best!

2019 – le 50e anniversaire de la race Limousin au Canada est à nos portes! Plusieurs choses doivent être célébrées! Si on regarde en arrière pour les cinquante dernières années, j’éprouve un grand respect envers les premiers éleveurs de bovins Limousin – ces hommes et ces femmes qui furent les premiers à tracer la voie et à connaître du succès dans les années 70 et suivantes avec cette nouvelle race importée de France. On doit certainement transmettre toute notre gratitude à tous ces individus qui ont alors joué un actif rôle dans la mise en place de l’Association Limousin du Canada, ainsi que dans l’amélioration et l’adaptation de la race Limousin afin qu’elle rencontre les exigences du marché canadien. Il y a eu plusieurs accomplissements au cours des cinquante dernières années. Que l’on pense à l’amélioration génétique et aux changements au niveau phénotypique de la race, de même qu’aux nombreux progrès et aux changements au niveau de l’Association– c’est tout simplement formidable de constater tout le progrès réalisé et d’imaginer ce que les cinquante prochaines années viendront apporter à notre race. Sincères remerciements à tous les éleveurs, les producteurs commerciaux ainsi que les supporteurs de l’industrie, les membres du Conseil d’administration, et le personnel de l’Association– passé et présent – pour tout ce que chacun d’entre vous a contribué au succès de la race Limousin au Canada! Le Limousin peut offrir une valeur réelle à l’industrie bovine canadienne. Nous sommes tous bien conscients qu’une race ne peut offrir toutes les qualités toute seule, la vigueur hybride demeure un élément clé au succès des producteurs commerciaux. Largement reconnue pour sa musculature exceptionnelle, son rendement en viande maigre et sa longévité – le taureau de race Limousin est un choix idéal pour être employé dans une vaste gamme de troupeaux. De plus, parmi les races continentales, la Limousin est reconnue pour sa supériorité en termes de facilité de vêlage, de vigueur chez le veau nouveau-né et de son efficacité. En fin de compte, obtenir davantage de veaux vivants signifiera que vous aurez plus d’argent dans vos poches et, au moment du sevrage, vous ne serez jamais déçu avec votre groupe de veaux croisés Limousin. On ne doit pas non plus sous-estimer la femelle Limousin, car elle est une bonne mère,

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

OFFICE UPDATE NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ALC

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NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ALC

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elle démontre une conformation fonctionnelle et des aptitudes qui lui permettront de dépasser plusieurs autres vaches, même dans un environnement avec les ressources plus limitées. Et, si vous êtes resté accroché au problème de la docilité– je vais vous rappeler ce que plusieurs personnes connaissent déjà la vérité à ce sujet. La docilité était une préoccupation dans le passé, et on peut affirmer qu’il y aura toujours des bons et des moins bons sujets dans toutes les races. Mais, notre race a en fait placé globalement beaucoup d’emphase de sélection sur ce caractère, de sorte qu’on a carrément réglé cette problématique, à un point tel qu’on peut maintenant sélectionner en fonction d’augmenter la docilité. Avec l’époque actuelle où l’industrie recherche une amélioration de l’efficacité et que tout le monde est préoccupé par l’amélioration de sa marge bénéficiaire, la race Limousin d’aujourd’hui est votre réponse. Nous sommes un groupe d’éleveurs Limousin dévoués pour la production de taureaux et de femelles qui seront vendus cette année à travers le pays. Certains de ces éleveurs font partie de l’Association depuis les tout début de la race Limousin au Canada ! Je vous encourage s’ilvous-plait à consulter la section “Events” du site internet de l’ALC (www.limousin.com), où vous trouverez la liste complète des prochaines ventes de taureaux, ainsi qu’un lien vers les catalogues lorsque ceux-là sont disponibles. Vous pouvez également garder un oeil sur nos mises à jour faites sur les pages de Facebook et Twitter. Vos décisions d’achat de taureaux peuvent avoir une influence dans votre troupeau jusqu’à quinze ans. En investissant dans un taureau Limousin cette année, vous pouvez avoir confiance que le choix en vaut le coup. ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE 2019 DE L’ASSOCIATION LIMOUSIN DU CANADA (ALC) ET LE CONCOURS IMPACT DE L’ASSOCIATION JUNIOR LIMOUSIN DU CANADA.

S’il-vous-plait prévoyez participer au Concours Impact de l’Association Junior Limousin du Canada, lequel sera organisé par l’Association Limousin de la Saskatchewan, et se tiendra du 18 au 21 juillet 2019 au « Parkland Park » à Saskatoon. L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle 2019 de l’Association Limousin du Canada aura lieu Samedi le 20 juillet en avant-midi. Des animaux pourront

être disponibles pour les membres juniors qui ne pourront pas apporter leurs propres sujets– s’ilvous-plait communiquez avec l’Association Junior Limousin du Canada ou bien avec l’Association Limousin de la Saskatchewan pour obtenir plus de détails, ou encore pour toutes autres questions. CÉLÉBRATIONS DU 50E ANNIVERSAIRE

Nous sommes impatients de prendre connaissance de toutes les activités à être organisées par les éleveurs et les Associations provinciales Limousin, afin de célébrer le 50e anniversaire de l’arrivée des premiers sujets Limousin au Canada ! L’Association Limousin de l’Ontario sera l’hôte du 1er au 4 novembre 2019 du Concours et de la Vente Nationale, ainsi que d’un Banquet du 50e anniversaire lors de l’Exposition Royale d’hiver de Toronto. Cela promet d’être un événement à ne pas manquer ! L’Association Limousin de l’Ontario a une variété d’items et de pièces de vêtements à l’effigie du 50e anniversaire, lesquels peuvent être commandés dès maintenant en vue de commémorer cette occasion spéciale. Vous pouvez communiquer avec le bureau de l’Association Limousin du Canada pour obtenir un formulaire de commande. Au moment d’écrire cette mise à jour, je me prépare à quitter pour mon congé de maternité en 2019. Je vais toutefois continuer d’être l’Éditeur et la représentante publicitaire pour votre revue Limousin Voice. Laura Ecklund a déjà repris avec brio et à temps partiel le poste de Directrice Générale par intérim. Nous avons embauché Brenda Patterson, qui travaille au bureau de Calgary dans un nouveau poste de Responsable du bureau et d’Assistante aux services d’enregistrement et de services aux membres. Dallas Wise et Shayla Chappell continuent de s’occuper des services aux membres et de l’enregistrement, à partir du bureau de Calgary. Bien qu’elles agissent souvent dans l’ombre, je ne remercierai jamais assez ces dames qui effectuent un travail remarquable pour notre race. Je souhaite que cette année du 50e anniversaire en soit une qui nous permettra de collaborer tous ensemble, tout en célébrant toutes nos réalisations d’un océan à l’autre, en honorant ainsi ceux qui ont bâti notre race depuis son arrivée, tout en encourageant tous les nouveaux membres à soutenir notre race dans le futur ! Avec mes meilleurs vœux !


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BRED & FED FOR THE

PERFORMANCE, PEDIGREE & PERSONALITY

Amaglen Canadian Sunrise Sons

Wulfs Billy the Kid Sons

Find Amaglen Bulls at the MANITOBA BULL TEST SALE

March 30, 2019 1:00 Douglas, MB

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Hunt Credentials Sons

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Amaglen Famous HNH 16F

Amaglen Field Boss AJH 23F Lot 203

Amaglen Canadian Sunrise x HNH 64X (Amaglen Throttle)

Wulfs Billy the Kid X HNH 5X (Wulfs Realtor)

Hunt Credentials X AJH 30U (Amaglen Red River)

BW 4.0 WW 74 YW 104 MK 23 SC 0.90 DOC 16

BW 3.0 WW 70 YW 112 MK 16 SC 0.65 DOC 18

BW 2.5 WW 66 YW 101 MK 22 SC 0.85 DOC 16

At the ranch

Amaglen Freightliner HNH 30F Lot 207

Amaglen Forrest HNH 12F

Amaglen Full Throttle AJH 3F Lot 206

Amaglen Canadian Sunrise X HNH 98W (Amaglen Throttle)

Wulfs Billy the Kid X HNH 27W (Ivy’s Smirnoff)

Hunt Credentials X AJH 24A (Amaglen Red Realtor)

BW 3.4 WW 72 YW 104 MK 25 SC 0.90 DOC 17

BW 2.3 WW 64 YW 100 MK 20 SC 0.65 DOC 13

BW 2.0 WW 71 YW 109 MK 22 SC 1.00 DOC 17

Amaglen Canadian Sunrise is a WW & YW Young Sire Trait Leader

Continuing to offer proven females and open heifers for sale.

AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN

Ian & Bonnie Hamilton • Amanda & Clint Seward Box 55, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 Ph: 204-246-2312 • Ian's Cell: 204-823-1240 Amanda's Cell: 204-823-2286 • Test Manager: 204-724-6271 amaglen@inetlink.ca

Since 1982

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R&L

COMMERCIAL PROFILE

HOLDINGS

R

& L Holdings is a family run mixed ranch near Youngstown, Alta. operated by father and son, Rick and Larry Laughlin. In addition to maintaining their herd of 750 commercial polled Limousin influence cattle, the Laughlin’s also do some grain farming and operate a trucking company. Cattle have been something that the Laughlin’s have been involved in for a long time and with the addition of Larry’s three young boys and little girl, cattle can continue to be a part of the ranch for a long time to come. Rick and his wife Donna spend time with their many grandchildren almost every day; teaching them lessons around the ranch as they find there is always something to be learned in agriculture from the older generations.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Youngstown operation depends on 750 commercial polled Limousin influence herd to support their ranch.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Delanie Knull

The Limousin Voice

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The Limousin breed was brought into their herd back when Larry was a young 4-H member and bought some calves from a neighbour. After the success that they had through the breed’s easy marketability, low labour input, and selfsufficient nature the Laughlin’s have become very comfortable with their decision to continue to breed their females to hearty Limousin bulls.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Rick and Larry are able to see the success of their operation when they go to the auction, with their cattle that they have been backgrounding on grass feed, and buyers recognize the quality that they bring to the table. This always results in good returns for the family. The yield, cutability and the


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20 end product is what makes up the dollars and cents of the beef industry and that’s exactly what the Limousin breed has been providing to the Laughlin family and all of their buyers. The Laughlin’s recognize the effort that breeders have been putting in to increase the docility and have seen the huge improvement that has appeared in the last 5-10 years. With the combination of excellent carcass quality and the docility advantage Limousin has today, the Laughlin’s are sure we will see more people using Limousin in their herds within the beef industry in Canada.


ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE MARCH 2, 2019 AT THE RANCH MORINVILLE, ALBERTA • 2PM 42 YEARS OF RAISING QUALITY LIMOUSIN CATTLE RGK 45F HILLVIEW BLACK FLINT

RGK 511F HILLVIEW FOOT PRINT

RGK 607F HILLVIEW FOUNDATION

RGK 305F HILLVIEW EAGLE

RGK 400E HILLVIEW EMPOWER

RGK 423E HILLVIEW ERROL

RGK 826F HILLVIEW FOXY IMAGE 826F

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RGK 823F HILLVIEW FARRAH 823F

SIRES REPRESENTED EDW Distributer Hansen's Dozer SEH 7D Hillview Challenger Hillview Crown Royal Limolyn Conway Murphy's Cash 2C GHR Polled Yowza HSF Yellowknife Ivy’s Zodiak BHM 24Z Greenwood Canadian Impact ET Wulfs X Factor 7523X

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A family run beef processor located in Ontario

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LIMOUSIN,

LIMFLEX & ANGUS

XLR 78E XLR 61E

Bid online with

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MULTI-BREED GENETIC EVALUATION

WRITTEN BY

IGS Genetic Evaluation Team

TABLE 1 The correlations between BOLT vs. Cornell EPDs with progeny

performance of non-genotyped sires for birth, weaning and yearling weights. TRAIT

# OF SIRES

BOLT

CORNELL

BIRTH WEIGHT

29,154

0.34

0.27

WEANING WEIGHT

21,571

0.29

0.19

YEARLING WEIGH

10,849

0.26

0.20

ARE NEW BOLT-DERIVED EPDS MORE ACCURATE THAN PREVIOUS CORNELL EPDS?

The ASA and International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners invested in a new and improved genetic evaluation software called BOLT to replace the Cornell EPD evaluation system. Among other benefits, this enables the use of Single-step methods for incorporating genomic information into the National Cattle Evaluation instead of the blending approach. In the 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 genomic data has an impact not only on the genotyped individual, but also on all the relatives of that genotyped individual. This allows for the genomic information to improve the accuracy of non-genotyped relatives.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

The Multi-breed Genectic Evaluation powered by BOLT squeezes more information from the DNA markers by allowing for certain DNA markers to have a larger influence on predicting the genetic merit of an animal than other DNA markers while some DNA markers to have no effects on trait(s) of interest. This model is closer to what we expect based on biology where some parts of an animal’s genome (or genes) play more important roles than other parts of its genome (or genes). This is unique

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POWERED BY BOLT to the IGS Single-step method compared to other organizations where the DNA marker information is used to adjust relationships among the individuals. Are the BOLT EPDs more accurate than the Cornell derived EPDs in the real world? To answer this question, we performed a validation study where we ran a data set (pedigree, performance, genomics) through both genetic evaluation software (BOLT and Cornell) to compare the accuracies of the EPDs produced. To enable a fair comparison, we removed the performance records of animals born in 2015 and later from the evaluation in both systems to be used as progeny performance records for validation purposes. Table 1 shows the correlations between EPDs and progeny performance of non-genotyped sires evaluated in both systems that have progeny born in 2015 or later with recorded birth, weaning, and yearling weights. As shown, the BOLT EPDs are more accurate than Cornell EPDs as the correlations are higher for BOLT EPDs with sires’ progeny performances. To have a better sense of improvement in accuracies, we ranked sires based on either BOLT or Cornell EPDs for birth, weaning and yearling weights. Then, we compared the progeny performance of the top 1% vs bottom 1% ranked sires for each trait in each evaluation system. The results are shown in Table 2.

TABLE 2 The average progeny performance of non-genotyped sires ranked based on either BOLT or Cornell EPDs. # OF SIRES

BOLT

CORNELL

BOLT VS CORNELL

TOP 1%

BOTTOM 1%

DIFFERENCE

TOP 1%

BOTTOM 1%

DIFFERENCE

29,151

74.2

95.9

+21.7

76.0

92.8

+16.8

+3.1

21,571

655.3

546.2

+109.1

638.5

558.6

+79.9

+16.8

10,849

1,151.5

915.8

+235.7

1,111.3

895.6

+215.7

+40.2


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Diesel

semen packages 10 for $1,000 Diesel #2 in Show Sire of the Year Standings High Selling Heifer Calf at Colours of Autumn Sale High Selling Heifer Calf at Western Select Sale Breed Champion at Stockade King of the Ring

Diesel progeny

2018 Canadian Show Bull of the Year, Reserve Champion Bull Calf 2018 RAWF, Grand Champion Bull 2018 Lindsay Ex, Reserve Champion Bull 2018 Central Ontario Showcase

National Senior Bull Calf Champion 2018 Canadian Western Agribition RPY Paynes Crusher 25F

National Champion Get of Sire 2018 Canadian Western Agribition Champion Get of Sire 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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Contact us for Diesel Progeny

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LOT 35 ECL 875F

Saturday, March 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. (Atlantic time) at Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS

LOT 22 BLM 823F

LOT 23 BLM 816F

LOT 36 BLM 814F

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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


RAISING THE BAR ON QUALITY

He sells in the Northwest Bull Sale

NORTHWEST BULL SALE

on March 18, 2019, 1PM CST North Battleford, SK

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He sells in the Northwest Bull Sale

Richmond Ardon Srd 79A x Elian Polled Xposure

LAZY A ECHO

Richmond Ardon Srd 79A x Elian Polled Xemplify

LAZY A ERNEST

Greenwood Pld Y Wave x Lazy A Zumba

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the HIRSCHFELD family Brent ∙ Carey ∙ Steven ∙ Brittany

P.O. Box 279 Cando, SK S0K 0V0

home (306) 937.7553 cell (306) 441.3723 email bchirsch@hotmail.com

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

LAZY A ELVIS

LAZY A BULLS SELL at the

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LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Cheyenne Porter competes with her family's Limousin cattle at Farmfair International.

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WRITTEN BY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Delanie Knull

ShowChampions, Jill Renton

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A JUNIOR'S PERSPECTIVE

Cheyenne & Austin Porter on their experience in the Canadian Junior Limousin Association.

How long have you been involved as CJLA members? CHEYENNE  I have been a junior member since 2006 where I took part in my first Canadian Junior Limousin Association show in Lloydminster. Since then I have attended almost every Canadian Junior Limousin Show across Canada. AUSTIN

I have been involved as a junior member since I was 6 years old. My first show as a junior was at the Canadian Junior Limousin Association’s show in Olds where Limousin juniors took part in the Summer Synergy show.

What are the things you admire most about the Limousin breed? CHEYENNE  My favourite things about the Limousin breed are how quiet and friendly the cattle are as well as the muscle definition found in the cattle.

AUSTIN  My

favourite thing about the Limousin breed is how friendly they are. Whenever we go out to the pasture to check cows, the calves always come running up to us to get scratches.

What are your future plans? Are you planning to stay involved in the beef industry? CHEYENNE  I

have recently graduated from high school and began attending the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2018 to study Animal Bioscience. Following, I hope to be accepted into Veterinary Medicine and fulfill my dreams of becoming a Veterinarian. I will, for sure, be staying involved in the beef industry. Without the industry, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I learnt a great deal and met so many great people, I couldn’t imagine not being a part of it. AUSTIN  I

hope to be a chef after school and cook Limousin beef in restaurants. Although I would love to be a chef, I still hope to have a farm with Limousin cattle. I love living on a farm and wouldn’t want it any other way.

What benefit have you found from being a CJLA member? CHEYENNE  The CJLA has numerous opportunities available to those who are members such as scholarships and exchanges to places such as Australia as well as almost anything else you may need to help grow your herd. In the spring of 2017 I was given the opportunity to travel to Australia as part of the Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange. The trip really opened my eyes when it came to the Limousin breed and the impact it has had in different countries. I met so many great

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Tell us about your operation Our family owns and operates ‘Plains Limousin’ out of Wainwright, Alberta. We run approximately 80 head of purebred red and black Limousin cows as well a handful of commercial cattle we use for embryo receipts. In the early 1990’s, our grandfather, Mel Porter started raising Limousin cattle under the name of Plains Limousin and soon began to show following that. Since then our father, Mark Porter, took over the operation. We now take part in shows throughout the year attending the major shows in the fall such as Olds Fall Classic, Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International, as well as Canadian Western Agribition.


Austin Porter at the 2018 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

30 "THE LIMOUSIN BREED IS SO INCREDIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE PEOPLE WITHIN IT...I HAVE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE MENTOR ME OVER THE YEARS."

breeders and saw incredible cattle that I wouldn’t have if I had not been given the opportunity. AUSTIN

I love being able to go places across Canada to show my cows at different shows because I am a CJLA member. Being a member has helped me meet new people across the country.

What is it like to work on cattle with your sibling? CHEYENNE  Working with siblings can always be hard, but I wouldn’t be able to accomplish a lot of the things I have if it was not for the help from Austin. Being on the farm and working together has definitely made us closer. We can lean on one another to help get work done and if one of us isn’t around, it’s relieving to know that someone else will be there to do the job properly.


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really like being able to work with Cheyenne on the farm. Although it can be tough getting along sometimes, she has taught me lots of new stuff.

Who are your mentors within the breed? CHEYENNE  The Limousin breed is so incredible when it comes to the people within it. Since I started showing cattle and taking part in events I have had so many people mentor me and help me over the years. Bernie and Mona Payne and the whole Payne family of Greenwood Limousin, the Swaan and Kishkan families of Pinnacle View Limousin, Mike Geddes of Top Meadow Farms, Jim and Wanda Labiuk and family of Triple J Farms, Rocky

and Debbie Payne of Payne Livestock, Joe and Carolyn Cooper of Balamore Farms and so many others have all helped guide me. AUSTIN

My Dad and Grandpa have always pushed me to do well and supported me. There have also been other people such as the Payne family and the Labiuk family who have helped me.

Do you have any other advice for other junior members who may be just starting out? CHEYENNE  Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are lots of resources out there to help you get started whether that be from the CLA or from other breeders. There

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are so many great breeders willing to help juniors who are just starting you just need to ask. I think one of the best ways to get started is by going to junior shows. It may seem overwhelming at first but everyone is the same as you there. They are all trying to learn, have fun, and meet new people. AUSTIN  My

advice is to ask for help from others. When I first started showing, I got lots of help from others at shows when I asked for help. That is how I learnt everything I know.

What are your greatest success stories with owning Limousin cattle? CHEYENNE  I have had a lot of success owning Limousin cattle, but one in particular has meant a lot to me. In 2013, I showed a cow/calf pair PLNS Polled Yakira 25Y and her bull calf PLNS

Polled Abraham. Throughout the summer they won every show they attended and were the CJLA Supreme Champions at the 2013 National Junior Show. It was during Farmfair International that year that they were named the UFA Junior Futurity All Breeds Reserve Champions. This achievement was extremely special to me as I had worked extremely hard with this pair all year, and to see my work pay off was incredible. AUSTIN  During

Farmfair International 2017, my family showed a LimFlex female who won Champion Percentage Female. This was really special to me because I had worked with her for a very long time. Another great achievement was when I won Reserve Junior Aggregate Champion at the 2017 CJLA Impact Show.


A Sample of the Bull Pen For sale by private treaty

Pyn 33F Greenwood Full Throttle 33F Greenwood Curve Ball X TMF Miss 333Z

Pyn 715F Greenwood Fan Fare

Flemington Legend L12 X Greenwood Young&Restless

Pyn 75F Greenwood Fools Gold Pyn 75F

Greenwood Curve Ball X Greenwood Ally Pyn 604A ET

Pyn 712F Greenwood Free Agent ET Flemington Legend L12 X Greenwood Young&Restless

We are

always thinking breeding decisions about your

FLEMINGTON LEGEND L12

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Greenwood Easy Money PYN 704E

Wulfs Xclusive 2458X x Greenwood Young&Restless Semen $60/Dose owned with Boulder Land & Cattle Calves are on the ground in Ontario – Ben says they look fantastic. Watch for the big guy at the 50th Anniversary National Show.

Greenwood Electric Impact PYN 707E

Greenwood Canadian Impact x Greenwood Young&Restless Semen Pack Available 10 Doses for $1,000 • His calves are hitting the ground packed with potential, performance & displaying calving ease.

SCOTT AND JACKIE, Home 306.825.4328 Jackie 780.870.8184 Jayden 306.821.2260 Jaxon 306.830.0456 JAYDEN & JAXON PAYNE PO Box 159 • Lloydminster • SK S9V 0Y1 greenwoodlimo@mcsnet.ca find us on Facebook


July 18-20, 2019 2019 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show Exhibitors between ages 6-21 welcome Cattle will be available from many Limousin breeders for out of province exhibitors Sponsorship opportunities available

follow CJLA on Facebook for updates Visit http://limousin.com/juniors/cjla-impact-show/ for more information • Call Jay Bohrson at (306) 544-7500 • Email cjla@limousin.com


experience

the fun Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


NEWS

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

SUBMITTED BY

Cheyene Porter

Impact Show, and many other fun, innovative opportunities! We would like to thank everyone who supported the auction. Your donations, bids, and interest in the auction were greatly appreciated as it would not have been possible without your help!

The CJLA has had a great 2018 with many firsts but also has so much to look forward to in 2019! Apart from selling CJLA Foxy Lady 1F at the National Limousin Sale at Agribition, the CJLA also held our first Online Auction to raise funds for things such as scholarships, the CJLA

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

NEWS

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With the new year upon us, we look forward to the many great events and opportunities that lay ahead! We would like to invite you to the Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show which is being held in Saskatoon, Sask. July 18-21, 2019. We are looking forward to a week full of great cattle and fun amongst fellow juniors and breeders from across Canada! Please watch the Canadian Junior Limousin Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the Canadian Limousin Association’s website for more details! Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

ONTARIO JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

The Ontario Junior Limousin Association will be meeting for their Annual General Meeting on March 2, 2019 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre. A new OJLA board will be selected as well as a new Limousin Queen. There will be a buffet lunch at noon and the annual auction put on by the Ontario Junior Limousin Association. The auction is a fundraiser for the 4-H Junior Awards that every Ontario 4-H member that shows a Limousin or Limousin influenced animal receives. Save the date for the Canadian Limousin Association 50th Anniversary held at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair November 1-4, 2019. The juniors of Ontario are looking forward to participating in the 50th anniversary celebrations. Juniors are also excited to be travelling to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan July 1821 to be participating in the CJLA Impact Show.

Saskatchewan will be passing the torch to Ontario juniors to host the 2020 CJLA Impact Show. It is that time of the year that 2019 memberships are due. Being a member of the Ontario Junior Limousin Association allows the opportunity for young Limousin enthusiasts to sponsor, plan and host junior events to showcase the breed. Our goal is to provide junior Limousin breeders with a place to meet and develop further skillsets to become successful Limousin breeders. For juniors interested in participating in the Ontario Provincial Limousin Show in Markham and the 50th Anniversary Junior Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a membership form can be found on the Ontario Limousin Association website under the Junior tab, forms can be mailed to the OJLA and any questions may be directed to Carolyn Darling, membership director.

SUBMITTED BY

Madi Lewis


Featuring LFLC FRONT LINE 158F LFLC Bank Account 701B x LFLC Debra 158D

Pride Dakotas

of t he

Limousin Production sale

April 6, 2019 at the farm, Viborg, SD

«LFLC FREE BIRD 116F Greenwood Canadian Made ET x LFLC Dakota Belle 116C

selling

40 bulls and 5 bred heifers

«LFLC FRESHMAN 759F Greenwood Canadian Made ET x LFLC Dakota Belle 759Y

Bulls sired by LFLC Bank Account, Greenwood Canadian Made, LFLC Denver, and LFLC Dollar Bill

Gordy & Pam Ludens • Mike & Sarah Ludens 28716 459th Avenue Viborg, South Dakota 57070 Gordy 605.661.6470 Mike 605.360.1191

LFLC FIRESTORM 701F Greenwood Canadian Made ET x LFLC 701X Xtra Good


2018 CLA ELITE HERDS PLATINUM ELITE HERDS

The Elite Herd Program aims at identifying the herds that do total reporting of information for their animals and truly contribute to the advancement of the Limousin breed. Elite Herd Awards are divided into four categories: ɐɐ PLATINUM  herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, Docility on every calf weaned, YW, SC, ultra sound or carcass ɐɐ GOLD  herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, YW and docility ɐɐ SILVER  herds that submit BW, CE and WW ɐɐ BRONZE  herd on Whole Herd Enrolment Based on information submitted by December 31, 2018.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

GOLD ELITE HERDS

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7429

AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN

DARLINGFORD

MB

134389

AMANDA HAMILTON-SEWARD

DARLINGFORD

MB

7456

B BAR CATTLE

LUCKY LAKE

SK

3723

CAMPBELL LAND & CATTLE INC.

MINTO

MB

138328

CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY

CARLSRUHE

ON

140042

CHASE HIGH

AIRDRIE

AB

25558

CLARK CATTLE

PORT HOPE

ON

134157

ERIN KISHKAN

QUESNEL

BC

4435

HIGH CATTLE COMPANY

AIRDRIE

AB

5594

HILLVIEW FARMS

STURGEON COUNTY

AB

5689

J. YORGA FARMS LTD

FLINTOFT

SK

139032

MARTENS LIVESTOCK

STRASBOURG

SK

28896

NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN

HANOVER

ON

19557

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

QUESNEL

BC

16772

POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN

ALMA

ON

3617

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

ZEHNER

SK

EMILY GIBSON

GLENCOE

ON

141796

777 CATTLE LTD.

STETTLER

AB

136650

6592

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS

TARA

ON

1079

E M TEDFORD & SONS

ESTEVAN

SK

24174

ALLAN & DOROTHY MARTIN

LISTOWEL

ON

13535

EXCEL RANCHES

WESTLOCK

AB

28119

AMANDA MATTHEWS

BRAGG CREEK

AB

137929

FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN

ST-LAZARE

MB

12094

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

HANLEY

SK

17863

FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN

THORSBY

AB

141671

ANDREW RANCHING LTD.

TILLEY

AB

7928

FRITZ, SANDRA & NADINE OTHBERG

SUMMER FIELD

NB

13962

ANNE DYCK

SWIFT CURRENT

SK

138198

HAWKEYE LAND AND CATTLE

NORWICH

ON

141157

ARCON CATTLE COMPANY

EVERETT

ON

139826

HEWSON LAND & CATTLE

CUTKNIFE

SK

7912

ARLEY CATTLE CO.

ALLISTON

ON

1087

HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS

BRAGG CREEK

AB

91447

BALAMORE FARM LIMITED

GREAT VILLAGE

NS

15023

HI-WAY LIMOUSIN

BETHUNE

SK

18424

BEE ZEE ACRES

GLENCOE

ON

18678

HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

JANETVILLE

ON

28756

BENNVILLE FARM

HAGERSVILLE

ON

8445

JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN

ROBLIN

MB

8571

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

PARKLAND COUNTY

AB

26451

JAYMARANDY LIVESTOCK

BEAUSEJOUR

MB

136141

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

OMEMEE

ON

133748

LAZY A LIMOUSIN

CANDO

SK

136560

CARPENTER CATTLE CO.

HANLEY

SK

140252

LAZY A LIMOUSIN

CANDO

SK

15179

CHERWAY LIMOUSIN

SANFORD

MB

140253

LAZY A LIMOUSIN

CANDO

SK

140934

CROWN HILL ACRES

OMEMEE

ON

26211

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

GODERICH

ON

137807

DANA CARPENTER

HANLEY

SK

142030

MURRAY HILL FARM

BLACKSTOCK

ON

10177

D C FARMS

BARRHEAD

AB

138764

NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN

AILSA CRAIG

ON

138846

DE JAGER LIMOUSIN CATTLE CO.

ROLLING HILLS

AB

10518

NOR-ALTA LIMOUSIN

KINUSO

AB

133408

DIAMOND C RANCH

PONOKA

AB

141378

NYK CATTLE COMPANY

DOUGLAS

MB

5615

DIAMOND T LIMOUSIN

KENTON

MB

21825

OAK RIDGE LIMOUSIN

MORDEN

MB

141422

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

UNITY

SK

8556

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

STITTSVILLE

ON


CANADIAN LIMOUSIN

ELITE HERDS

133399

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

WAINWRIGHT

AB

8518

DRY CREEK RANCH

CECIL LAKE

BC

139275

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

WAINWRIGHT

AB

140838

EAST COAST LIMOUSIN

GREAT VILLAGE

NS

137792

RAIL LINE FARMS

LUCKNOW

ON

5792

EDWARDS LIMOUSIN

CRAIK

SK

14484

ROBERT C. MATTHEWS

BRAGG CREEK

AB

19192

FERME D.M. SIMARD S.E.N.C.

STE-SOPHIE-DE-LEVRAR

QC

23132

R & R ACRES

AIRDRIE

AB

139972

GIRDLER CATTLE COMPANY

OWEN SOUND

ON

28960

RUNAWAY RANCH

BENTLEY

AB

140807

GRANT LIVESTOCK COMPANY

MARKDALE

ON

10103

SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN

SWIFT CURRENT

SK

3880

HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN

ENTWISTLE

AB

140325

SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK

OXFORD MILLS

ON

7383

HOCKRIDGE FARMS

DAUPHIN

MB

10112

THREE WAY LIMOUSINS

LAKE FRANCIS

MB

141396

HOLT N. HAYWOOD

BRAGG CREEK

AB

26513

TOP MEADOW FARMS

CLARKSBURG

ON

2854

IMPERIAL RANCH LTD.

STETTLER

AB

20270

VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES

CARSTAIRS

AB

141336

ISLAND NOVA LIMOUSIN

LADY FANE

PE

138499

ZWAMBAG CATTLE COMPANY

GLENCOE

ON

19197

JEFFREY GUTEK

HENDON

SK

141842

K. AXLEY LIMOUSIN

CZAR

AB

7200

KOYLE FARMS

IONA STATION

ON

133412

KRISTINE PAUL-BARCLAY

ERSKINE

AB

133940

LAIRD EDWARDS

CRAIK

SK

8192

LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN

WORSLEY

AB

141960

LAZY H LIMOUSIN

GULL LAKE

SK

SILVER ELITE HERDS 24738

ALLAN & LORRIE MATTIE

MIRROR

AB

1452

ANDREW RANCHES

YOUNGSTOWN

AB

6661

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN

MARENGO

SK

139603

BIT BY BIT FARM

INVERARY

ON

1848

CAROLE BARCLAY

ERSKINE

AB

139502

CASSIDY MATTHEWS

OLDS

AB

24678

LAZY T BAR RANCH

BAY TREE

AB

2773

CEDAR PATCH ACRES

LISTOWEL

ON

135305

LG LIMOUSIN

VIRDEN

MB

141130

CRINAN FARMS

WEST LORNE

ON

135055

LINGLEY LIVESTOCK

IRMA

AB

140874

CROSSING CREEK CATTLE

STURGEON COUNTY

AB

13421

L. & S. CRAIG & FAMILY

NORTH TYRON

PE

8056

DALE E. TURNER

SASKATOON

SK

4318

L&S LIMOUSIN ACRES

KENTON

MB

140007

DARLING FARMS

CASTLETON

ON

5250

MAPLEHURST FARMS

WESTBOURNE

MB

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Photo by Jenna Loveridge

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2018 CLA ELITE HERDS CONT'D. 4009

NORDAL LIMOUSIN

SIMPSON

SK

6034

BOW PARK FARM

BRANTFORD

ON

18299

NORMAND GARNEAU

BOUCHETTE

QC

28253

BRANDON HERTZ

DUCHESS

AB

20304

NORTH STREAM LIMOUSIN

BLUFFTON

AB

140093

BRENDAN ROFFEY

MOUNT ALBERT

ON

4749

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

137208

BRODIE HUNTER

KENTON

MB

7390

PINE CREEK LIMOUSIN

KENTON

MB

25630

BROWN EDEN LIMOUSIN

LITTLE BRITAIN

ON

15477

PREFERRED LIMOUSIN

MILDMAY

ON

7061

BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN

DRAYTON VALLEY

AB

138312

RED MAPLE FARMS

ORONO

ON

141906

CALDER JONES

MORSE

SK

5941

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

RUMSEY

AB

22603

CARLTON TRAIL LIMOUSIN

DUCK LAKE

SK

6156

RICKY BARCLAY

ERSKINE

AB

25367

CHAD HUNT

PAKENHAM

ON

141177

RILEY BOHRSON

HANLEY

SK

7990

CINDY & ROBBIE GARNER

SIMPSON

SK

140961

RIVER PINE CATTLE CO.

VITA

MB

135862

CJC CATTLE COMPANY

CARP

ON

28135

RIVERSTONE CATTLE COMPANY

OLDS

AB

141584

CJLA DONATION HEIFER

CALGARY

AB

3438

RUNNYMEDE FARMS

MATAPEDIA

QC

139803

COLBY JAMES GERALD LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

141315

SAMANTHA KENNEDY

OMEMEE

ON

9267

CORAD FARMS

PAKENHAM

ON

141403

SMIBERT LIMOUSIN

ILDERTON

ON

27292

CORY & GLENNA HUNT

PAKENHAM

ON

1083

STEWART FARMING LTD

BIG VALLEY

AB

140857

CREEK SIDE FARMS

ATWOOD

ON

141791

STONE VALLEY

EAST GARAFRAXA

ON

133832

CRESTHILL CATTLE CO.

PROVOST

AB

6168

STONEYVIEW FARM

LOCKWOOD

SK

24350

DENISON LIMOUSIN

KINGSTON

ON

5493

TERRY BARCLAY

ERSKINE

AB

141905

DIAMOND D LIMOUSIN

PHELPSTON

ON

141666

TGJ CATTLE CO.

SINCLAIR

MB

137209

DILLON HUNTER

KENTON

MB

138282

TIM DAVEY

WESTBOURNE

MB

141851

EAST MOUNTAIN

NS

140581

TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN

BENTLEY

AB

DOUBLE TROUBLE CATTLE COMPANY

12144

TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN

MACGREGOR

MB

141090

ELEVAGES DENCY

DAVELUYVILLE

QC

141022

TRUE NORTH LIMOUSIN

SUNDRE

AB

27889

ELM GROVE LIMOUSIN

ELORA

ON

138642

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

WARKWORTH

ON

141713

ENDOENJA RANCH

CREMONA

AB

9473

FERME A.T.J.C.L.A.

ST-HYACINTHE

QC

6432

FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC

ST-GABRIEL

QC

142256

FERME FAMILIALE SDB

ST-GABRIEL DE RIMOUSKI

QC

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

BRONZE ELITE HERDS

40

22759

3 RIDGE FARMS

OWEN SOUND

ON

25311

ADELE & SHAUN WALSH

BON ACCORD

AB

6847

ALBERTVIEW LIMOUSIN FARMS

MOUNT ALBERT

ON

139043

FERME J.P.E.R.

SAINT-PAUL

QC

FERME SDJ POLLED LIMO

NAPIERVILLE

QC

141134

AMGS LIMOUSIN

MEAFORD

ON

139978

139920

ANGUS SMYTH

ROBLIN

MB

25391

FERME TI-NOEL

MACAMIC

QC

139987

ANNAMARIE & ELISABETH STUDER

CLIFFORD

ON

141761

FIELDS OF GRACE FARM

DARLING LAKE

NS

141224

ASHLEIGH LOWE

FLESHERTON

ON

5863

GARDINER LIMOUSIN

GLENCOE

ON

141763

ASHLEY FARMS

BELWOOD

ON

29253

GERARD CLAIR

ELGIN

ON

21934

BEAR CREEK FARM

MOORETOWN

ON

23329

GERRY VILLENEAU

KELLIHER

SK

GIBSON FARMS

RIPLEY

ON

133623

BFL CATTLE CO.

GRAND VALLEY

ON

20365

135217

BILL ARTHUR

INVERARY

ON

6028

GLEN IRVINE

SMITHS FALLS

ON

5328

BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST

FORT ST JOHN

BC

140967

GRAY VALLEY

LYNDHURST

ON

11583

BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN

MCKAY SIDING

NS

3526

GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

28218

BONAPARTE LIMOUSIN

KILLALY

SK

140999

GROSSI FARMS LTD

LITTLE BRITAIN

ON

9720

BOOTHVILLE FARMS

MARKDALE

ON

13747

G.SMART & T. ALEXANDER

MEAFORD

ON


HAYSTACK ACRES

HARROW

ON

138884

HIP LIMOUSIN

TWEED

ON

16187

HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN

100 MILE HOUSE

BC

28892

HOCHHAUSEN LIVESTOCK ENT.

EDMONTON

AB

138272

HORIZON LIMOUSIN

ROCKYVIEW

AB

135779

JADE LIMOUSIN

GUELPH

ON

13868

JAMES & WANDA LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

27193

JANELLE E. LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

138772

JAXON PAYNE

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

28338

JAY-DEAN & TODD SMYTH

ROBLIN

MB

138531

JAYDEN PAYNE

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

138675

PEPINIERE JANELLE & FILS INC.

STGERMAIN GRANTHAM

QC

140732

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

WAINWRIGHT

AB

16948

PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM

VEGREVILLE

AB

136050

PRESTON ACRES LIMOUSIN

PONTYPOOL

ON

18741

QUALLY-T LIMOUSIN

ROSE VALLEY

SK

138623

RAILWAY CREEK FARMS

MADOC

ON

134601

RANCLIFF LIMOUSIN

NAPANEE

ON

6102

RAYMOND AND KATHLEEN SMART

MEAFORD

ON

140672

RCN LIVESTOCK

PARADISE HILL

SK

141547

REDLAWN LIMOUSIN

ATWOOD

ON

133337

RED WING CATTLE COMPANY

ARNPRIOR

ON

142262

RICASHAY LIMOUSINS

BURGESSVILLE

ON

139361

JAYSON W LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

140608

JEAN POIRIER

SALABERRY DE VALLEYF

QC

12135

RICHARD PLANTE

ST-BARTHELEMY

QC

140619

JL LIMOUSIN

MACKLIN

SK

13865

RILLA HUNTER

KENTON

MB

26620

JOEY & MARCI LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

23785

ROCK CREEK LIMOUSIN

RENFREW

ON

3138

JOHN F. MCKEE & SONS

LISTOWEL

ON

5497

SCOTT & JACQUELINE PAYNE

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

26623

JONES CATTLE CO

MORSE

SK

134362

SELBY GENETICS

SELBY

ON

139925

JULES SMYTH

ROBLIN

MB

4847

SMART LIMOUSIN

MEAFORD

ON

139708

KAITLYN DAVEY

WESTBOURNE

MB

5102

SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS

LETHBRIDGE

AB

138538

KAREN & BETHANY STOREY

NAPANEE

ON

26075

SOUTH VICTORIA LIMOUSIN

INNISFIL

ON

141427

KEILER CHERRY

LLOYDMINSTER

AB

20356

SPRING ROCK FARMS

HAGERSVILLE

ON

13561

KEN-DOC LIMOUSIN

SASKATOON

SK

18369

SPRUCE HILL FARMS

KINGSTON

ON

139608

KEVLON LAND & CATTLE

TABER

AB

140361

SQUIRREL CREEK LIMOUSIN

MACGREGOR

MB

18495

KING LIMOUSIN FARM

YARMOUTH

NS

8310

STONERIDGE MEADOW

ORO-MEDONTE

ON

135971

KURT & ERIN ROSSMANN

QUESNEL

BC

135009

SUNRAY LIMOUSIN

JASPER

ON

139604

LAKESIDE FARMS

DURHAM

ON

139052

SUNSET FARMS

PICTON

ON

8577

LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN

YELLOW HEAD COUNTY

AB

140925

SYMENS LAND & CATTLE

CLARESHOLM

AB

21130

LANARK LIMOUSIN

LANARK

ON

140916

SYMENS LAND & CATTLE CO.

CLARESHOLM

AB

141613

LAURAL LIMOUSIN

FERGUS

ON

27452

TOP OF THE HILL FARM

SOUTHHAMPTON

NS

4697

LAURKEL LIMOUSIN

PRINCE GEORGE

BC

16151

TRIPLE A FARMS

CARLETON PLACE

ON

13116

LAZY S LIMOUSIN

RIMBEY

AB

5327

TRIPLE D FARM ENTERPRISE

THORNDALE

ON

4046

LUNALTA RANCH

CORONATION

AB

6467

TWIN OAK STABLES

TREHERNE

MB

141862

MAPLE RIDGE LIMOUSIN

STILESVILLE

NB

27413

VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM

STURGEON COUNTY

AB

27164

MATTAGAMI HEIGHTS LIMOUSIN

TIMMINS

ON

139564

VYKKI JOHNS

RIMBEY

AB

18659

MCNEIL LIMOUSIN

ST-MARC FIGURY

QC

29272

WAGNER LIVESTOCK

CHERHILL

AB

4384

MERLIN J. REDMOND

HARTINGTON

ON

141864

WHITNEY LEE LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

23229

MERV & DIANE SPRINGER

FOAM LAKE

SK

15864

WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS

LAC LA BICHE

AB

139716

MICHEALA MCCORD

FORT ST JOHN

BC

141225

WINDMILL ESTATES LIMOUSIN

VERNER

ON

135117

MITCHELL FARMS

VIRDEN

MB

9694

M & M RANCH

QUESNEL

BC

141376

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN & CLARK CATTLE

WARKWORTH

ON

140446

NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN

AIRDRIE

AB

29019

WRIGHT WAY LIMOUSIN

BRANDON

MB

139423

NORTH PLAINS LIMOUSIN

BETHUNE

SK

7668

YOUNG LIMO FARMS

ENNISMORE

ON

1756

NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC.

BAWLF

AB

139362

ZACKARY A LABIUK

KITSCOTY

AB

23096

ORBIT VALLEY LIMOUSIN

INVERARY

ON

26375

ZAMORA RANCH

ROCK CREEK

BC

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

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CANADIAN LIMOUSIN

The qualifying criteria are: ɐɐ All Fullblood, purebred, or percentage registered Limousin females on Whole Herd Enrolment, the year of Elite designation, are eligible. ɐɐ Must have raised at least 4 registered calves in the last 6 consecutive years. If the female raised 6 registered calves in 6 years, she receives Super Elite status. ɐɐ Must have above breed average EPD for weaning weight, milk and docility. ɐɐ Must have below breed average EPD for birth weight.

OWNER

ELITE DAM

ELITE DAMS OWNER

SUPER ELITE DAM

TATTOO

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

CJSL 1005Y

CJSL 1005Y

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

EXCEL POLLED YSABEL

XLR 118Y

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

RICHMOND XTRAVAGANT SRD 115X

SRD 115X

RAIL LINE FARMS

RLF 409W

RLF 409W

CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY

TMF MISS 721W

TMF 721W

TATTOO

OWNER

ELITE DAM

TATTOO

3 RIDGE FARMS

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY

JTB 1A

LAKESIDE FARMS

TMF MISS 777Y

TMF 777Y

ADELE & SHAUN WALSH

WALSH POLLED ARISE

AMP 96A

LINGLEY LIVESTOCK

GHR POLLED YOURS TRULY

GHR 12Y

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

ANCHOR B AVA 7A

JBH 7A

NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN

TMFS MISS 50U

TMFS 50U

BALAMORE FARM LIMITED

RLF 814A

RLF 814A

NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN

EXCEL POLLED AFTER FACTS

XLR 333A

BALAMORE FARM LIMITED

TMF MISS 948Z

TMF 948Z

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES DREAMER 10Z

RPY 10Z

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN

BAR 3R YOU’LL LIKE HER

ZKR 145Y

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES SABRINA 17Y

RPY 17Y

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN

BAR 3R ZAKOTA

ZKR 91Z

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

PINNACLES LF ALICE 1304A

RAE 1304A

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN

BAR 3R ZANADU

ZKR 95Z

R & R ACRES

GLDN MS LODESTAR 102X

GLDN 102X

CLARK CATTLE

RICHMOND ADRIANNA SRD 72A

SRD 72A

R & R ACRES

R & R MILKMAID 14Z

RRA 14Z

CLARK CATTLE

MISS WULFETTE 0451X

FI 0451X

R & R ACRES

R&R MILKMAID 16Y

RRA 16Y

CLARK CATTLE

WULFS ARIA 3196A

FI 3196A

R & R ACRES

R&R MILKMAID 17Y

RRA 17Y

CLARK CATTLE

WULFS UNEQUAL MATCH 8280U

FI 8280U

R & R ACRES

R&R MILKMAID 19Y

RRA 19Y

CLARK CATTLE

WULFS WAFFLE IRON 9026W

FI 9026W

R & R ACRES

R&R MILKMAID 23Y

RRA 23Y

E M TEDFORD & SONS

CIRCLE T XRATED

EMT 1006X

R & R ACRES

R & R MILKMAID 30Z

RRA 30Z

EAST COAST LIMOUSIN

TMF MISS 326Z

TMF 326Z

R & R ACRES

R & R MILKMAID 4Z

RRA 4Z

EMILY GIBSON

RPY PAYNES COCOA 20Y

RPY 20Y

R & R ACRES

R & R MILKMAID 53Y

RRA 53Y

EXCEL RANCHES

EXCEL POLLED ASTRO

XLR 229Z

RAIL LINE FARMS

RLF YUPPIE GAL 624Y

RLF 624Y

EXCEL RANCHES

EXCEL POLLED YOLA

XLR 426B

RED MAPLE FARMS

ANCHOR B ARIEL 23A

JBH 23A

EXCEL RANCHES

EXCEL POLLED ZURI

XLR 219Z

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

RICHMOND ADELLE SRD 107A

SRD 107A

FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC

DES PEUPLIERS WAMIE

BDP 105W

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

RICHMOND AQUAMARINE SRD 148A

SRD 148A

HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN

RICHMOND ADORABLE SRD 54A

SRD 54A

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

RICHMOND YESSICA SRD 69Y

SRD 69Y

HEWSON LAND & CATTLE

DC ABRAKADABRA 103A

CJL 103A

RIVERSTONE CATTLE COMPANY

HSF YOURS TRULY

TCM 203Y

HILLVIEW FARMS

HILLVIEW WONDERING STAR

RGK 927W

J. YORGA FARMS LTD

SY XERCISE 379X

SY 379X

ROBERT C. MATTHEWS

HIGHLAND ALLY

RAM 39A

JAMES & WANDA LABIUK

TRIPLE J XCESSIVE

WEL 43X

TIM MATTHEWS & TUBMILL CREEK

HSF ANGELINA

TCM 1A

LAKESIDE FARMS

K-VIEW WHISPERING WIND

XRM 8W

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

WGL ZOEY 1Z

WGL 1Z

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

We are pleased to present the newest Elite Dams to outstanding Limousin females. These dams portray the ideal scenario including calving ease, milk production, and docility. Their performance is measured by their EPD’s.

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• Flemington Legend X Usual Suspect

• Derby X Dollar General

EDW 322F

• Diesel X RWK Renegade • Crusader X Black Belt

view the catalogue online at www.buyagro.com

EDW 122F

EDW 470F

rwk 2f



33 RD ANNUAL

d l o G e i r i a r P

LIMOUSIN SALE

MARC H 22, 2019 • SASKATOON , SK

Offering:

POLLED 2 YR OLD AND YEARLING BULLS OUT OF HERD BULLS THAT SIRE CALVES THAT ARE PUT TOGETHER RIGHT!

STONEYVIEW ALABAMA SRD 66A

CALVING EASE, PERFORMANCE AND LONGEVITY

BOB TURNER LOCKWOOD, SK 306 621 3595

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FOR ALL OTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DALE

u o y e e S ere!

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JAAP & CARLA

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DIAMOND C RANCH LIMOUSIN

18th Annual

BULL SALE

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FOSSHEIM FAMILY

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Limousin Voice WRITTEN BY

Delanie Knull

The Fossheim family says Limousin has its place in their 250-head cow herd.

T

he Fossheim family of Edson, Alta. are proud to use Limousin genetics. Chris Fossheim runs the operation alongside his father Edwin, and brother Kirk. The next generation of Fossheim’s consists of Chris and his wife Crystal and their three daughters and Kirk and his wife Amanda and their daughter and son.

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

Chris and Crystal’s oldest daughters Amy and Brooklyn as well as Kirk and Amanda’s daughter Jillian are all involved in 4-H and have been using their Limousin influenced calves as their projects. They are all proud of how well the calves that they have taken through the 4-H program have done. The girls have gone home with many accolades over their years in 4-H including Club Reserve Champion Steers and Interclub Grand Champion Heifer. Limousin genetics not only impress on the 4-H front but also in the Fossheim’s commercial herd. Chris says, “We like using Limousin cattle mixed with Simmental due to their lively calves at birth, high yielding carcass, and the cows have good bags and feet,” he continues on to say, “Currently Limousin cattle are like an underdog in the beef

Chris, Crystal, Amy (18), Brooklyn (15) & Charlotte (1) Fossheim


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industry, they are underrated for all the great qualities and strengths that the breed carries.” These qualities are represented in the herd of 250 head of cows that the Fossheim’s raise. Calves hit the ground in February and from there the Fossheim’s work to get those calves to a weaning weight of 800 lbs. in October or November. The performance of the calves is always high when they go to auction. Humbly, the Fossheim’s are glad to have Limousin genetics in their herd now and in the future, as their herd continues to grow.

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"CURRENTLY LIMOUSIN CATTLE ARE... UNDERRATED FOR ALL THE GREAT QUALITIES AND STRENGTHS THAT THE BREED CARRIES.”



LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

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WRITTEN BY

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF

Tessa Verbeek

The Matthews Family

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THEY HAVE MADE THEIR WAY BY THE WAY THEY ARE MADE

HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS The Matthews family recalls the beginnings of the Limousin breed in Canada.

The Limousin breed was first introduced to Highland in 1970 when Don’s son Rob (the third generation) started artificially inseminating some of the Angus cows to Limousin bulls. Rob had been watching exotic breeds do well, especially Charolais,

LIMOUSIN VOICE / DECEMBER 2018

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ighland Stock Farms was established in 1932 by Charles Matthews who raised Angus cattle and Percheron horses. Charles’ son Donald C. Matthews was the second-generation of the Matthews family to take Highland Stock Farms into the future of Angus and Limousin cattle. He held executive positions in numerous cattle organizations. One was being elected to the first board of the Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) that was formed at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary March 5-6, 1970. He became President of the CLA in 1981. He and his wife Jean were awarded the Canadian Limousin Association Award of Distinction in 1984. Don also served as President of the Canadian Angus and Alberta Angus Associations and was twice President of the Alberta Cattle Breeders (Calgary Bull Sale). His leadership in the cattle industry led him to be recognized with inductions into the Alberta and Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame, the “Distinguished Cattlemen Award” by the Alberta Cattle Commission and being named “Stockman of the Year” by the Record Stockman Magazine at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. He also served as President of the Calgary Stampede in 1964 and 1965. He selected some of the first Limousin cattle that came to Canada. Jean passed away in 1994 and Don passed away in 1996.


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and in the long run had decided that the Limousin breed would work the best with the Angus cows due to their high record of fertility and most efficient production history of all the French breeds. He appreciated their calving ease with smaller average birth records than most of the European breeds; mothering ability and excellent record of milk production; efficient cow size and females that produced big growth, meat-type calves with a lower maintenance cost. Furthermore, Rob was drawn to the longevity of the breed – Limousin cows have a long life span with continuous calf production, not to mention the growth rate, feedlot gains, carcass superiority and profitability – the breed was a logical choice.

In 1970, an import permit was acquired and Jack G. Stothart, manager of the Canadian Research Station located in Lacombe, Alta. selected Highland’s first import heifer – “Futee” in September 1970. The initial cost to import her was $6,816 and this did not include mortality insurance, on-farm quarantine costs and other incidentals. Later on, Don was off to France to select some of the first Limousin for other Canadian breeders and more for Highland. In December of 1972 at the Alberta Limousin Association Sale, Highland sold their first Limousin, a five-month-old heifer calf (daughter of Futee) for $19,000 to Derochie/Henuset of Claresholm, Alta. The high demand for Highland Stock Farms genetics became evident in 1979 when Rob’s first Limousin sale averaged over $6,800 with 60% of


the sale offering being calendar year calves. 20 head went to the USA and this was due largely to attending and showing at the National Western Stock Show in Denver and meeting US Limousin breeders. Another sale highlight was in 1997 at Highland’s summer sale, Highland V Yale broke a record of being the highest selling Canadian Limousin female sold at auction for $58,000 to Express Ranches, Oklahoma and NP Enterprises, Texas. Highland has sold Limousin cattle and genetics across Canada, USA, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia. The first Limousin shown by Highland Stock Farms was a Limousin steer at the 1973 Calgary Bull Sale Steer Show, he was Reserve Grand Champion overall. Highland’s

history in the show and sale ring has been strong from the start, in 1980 Highland showed the first ever completely undefeated Limousin female, Highland Henrietta. In 1994, Highland Ballerina was named Supreme Champion Female at the Calgary Stampede. This was the first Supreme win for the Limousin breed at a major competition. Highland followed this with Supreme Champion Bull wins at the 1995 and 1997 Calgary Stampede. Since 1997, Highland has shown nine Grand Champion Bulls at Canadian Western Agribition and three Grand Champion Females. They also count ten National Champions and seven undefeated bulls in the last 22 years. Most recently, RPY Paynes Derby 46Z, was undefeated in 2013 and 2014 and twice Canadian Limousin Show Bull of

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the Year. In 2015, he was Canadian Limousin Show Sire of the Year. In 2016, at Canadian Western Agribition, Highland Boston AGM 30B was the Grand Champion Limousin Bull. In the 43 years of Limousin shows at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Highland has either owned or bred fourteen Champion Bulls. Another show highlight was at the 1982 International Limousin Congress (ILC) in Calgary where Highland was named Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor and twenty years later at the 2002 ILC in Calgary they were named Premier Exhibitor and had shown the Grand Champion Bull. When asked about some of the most memorable moments Rob has from his involvement in the Limousin breed, he recalls the story of Prince Pompadour in Las Vegas. December 1969 marked the introduction of the International Cattleman’s Expo in Las Vegas. This event was promoted by TV host Art Linkletter and the large trade show and introduction of a revolutionary way of judging cattle drew huge crowds throughout the week. A young Rob was witness to an event that could have changed the course of Limousin history in North America.

There was a Parade of Breeds one evening with each being introduced alphabetically. As Rob was putting his Angus bull back in the pen, there was a huge commotion across the aisle in the Limousin pen. Prince Pompadour’s herdsman had somehow locked himself in the pen with the bull. In trying to get his halter off, the bull knocked him down and was giving him a rough time. The late George Shuhyta, a trucker from Innisfail, Alta. and Rob were the first on the scene. They reached in and grabbed the man to pull him out, but all they did was rip his shirt as he was hanging on to Prince’s horns trying to protect himself. They yelled at him to let go and were successful in their second attempt to pull the man from the pen and lock the bull in.

The Canadian Joint Beef Breeds Association of the day had decided to send a display of cattle to the trade show. Herd sires and cow/calf pairs from the Canadian Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn

All of the excitement drew a large crowd and a robust African American security guard ran over to the pen, drew out his pistol and waved it in the air shouting, “Do you want him dead?”

2016 Canadian Western Agribition Grand Champion Bull Highland Boston exhibited by Highland Stock Farms, owned with Double 4 Farming Ltd

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and Charolais Associations were represented. As a young cattleman, Rob was asked to join the group as a herdsman. Prince Pompadour, the first Limousin bull imported to North America and Parisian, the first Simmental bull imported to North America were penned across from the Canadian display as the inaugural American introductions to the Limousin and Simmental breeds.


“I am sure that if one person had yelled yes then the first Limousin bull in North America would have ended his star attraction that very minute,” recalls Rob.

Great mentors and friends throughout the years have included the late Don Pochylko of SanDan Charolais. In 1969, when Rob met Don at the International Cattleman’s Expo in Las Vegas, he was impressed with how he went about marketing his cattle. They would get $50,000 for an animal and in those days, Rob would be selling Angus for $500. Jim and Ruth McBride of Goldenview Farms were also great friends and mentors. Jim taught Rob how to go about marketing cattle and having a great sale and Ruth was an expert on pedigrees – they were a great team. Lynn Combest and Rob met in the early 1970’s and have been great friends ever since. Lynn was one of the guest consignors in the Highland Invitational Summer Sale for many years. They have travelled to a lot of shows and sales across North

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As it was, Prince Pompadour went on to sire over 60,000 offspring in Canada and the USA by way of artificial insemination. He lived to the age of fifteen years and his calves were known for docility. Other highlights that Rob reminisces about include him being in attendance at the first organizational meeting of the Canadian Limousin Association at the Palliser Hotel in March of 1970 with over 350 people attending. He also recalls being at the February 19, 1972 sale where Dandin C sold for $176,000. Highland was among the first to choose embryo transfer to capitalize on new genetics. In 1973, with the help of lifelong friend Dr. Murray Jacobson, the first of many ET calves were born at Highland. In 1990 Highland broke new ground by being one of the first Canadian Limousin breeders to breed fullblood females to a polled, black Limousin bull – Highland V Polled Platinum, developing a new Limousin choice for cattlemen. In August 1995, at the Highland Stock Farms Invitational Sale, a polled black heifer calf that was sired by the famous fullblood bull, Harvest Olympus, topped the sale at $22,000 selling to NP Enterprises of Texas. In 2002, Rob was chairman of the ILC Show and Sale that was held in Calgary in conjunction with the Calgary Stampede. With the suggestion from long-time friend David Schrock of Oklahoma and great support from Rick Smith, manager of Heritage Park, the ILC Sale was held at Calgary’s Heritage Park. This was the first time that such an event had been held at the Park and it was a great success, benefitting consignors and the guests from around the world with approximately 750 people attending.

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America together. Another person that had a great impact on Rob is Keith Kissee. “He is an extraordinary sales manager,” remarks Rob about the Virginia cattlemen who has been involved in many Highland Sales.

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“He created many new marketing ways,” Rob goes on to say, “for example, Keith was the first to offer half interest in an animal with the option to double up. He maximized the value of many bulls by getting buyers to purchase the Canadian or US semen rights, walking rights or semen shares.” Over the years, Rob has committed countless volunteer hours on numerous boards. He and his father Don are the only father and son to serve as Canadian Limousin Association Presidents and the second father and son to be Presidents of the Calgary Stampede. Rob also served on the boards of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, the Alberta Cattle Breeders and was President of the Alberta Angus Association. He too also received the “Stockman of the Year” award. Rob has judged Limousin cattle from British Columbia to Ontario, in seven US states and was the judge of the Interbreed Show at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. In 1980, Rob purchased a ranch in Absarokee, Montana known as Highland Valley Ranch.

For 24 years, on the last Saturday in January, it was the venue for the Highland Bull Sale. It was also the birthplace of Highland V Polled Platinum and Highland V Yale. And, it is where Rob met Marci. Highland Valley Ranch was sold in 2004 due to the BSE issues and the inability to move cattle across the border. The Highland Bull Sale venue was then at Highwood Auction Mart, High River, Alta. until Highwood closed and now the sale is located at the ranch near Bragg Creek, Alta. In 1983, Rob and Marci became a team, taking over the operation of Highland Stock Farms and purchasing Highland from Don and Jean in 1990. Rob and Marci were awarded the Canadian Limousin Association Award of Distinction in 2008. To this day, Marci runs the office which includes all accounting and cattle registrations. Today, Highland Stock Farms is in a transition with the 4th and 5th generations. Rob and Marci’s daughter Amanda along with her husband Chris Haywood, and sons Holt and Revington, are taking an active role in the day to day operations. Rob and Marci are extremely proud that Amanda is the third generation of Highland to be elected to the Canadian Limousin Association Board of Directors. She was also on the first board of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association.


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The future goals for Highland Stock Farms are to eventually become a fully homozygous polled herd by test or pedigree – and they are over 80% there. They believe that it is a powerful trait that allows their customers to have a strong advantage for their replacement females and their bull customers to not have to worry about dehorning their calves. They are currently looking to grow their herd and are always on the lookout for the next strong herd sires that will fit their future goals. Believing in the Limousin breed’s strong quality terminal traits and longevity of females has led to the success of the Highland Stock Farms program, implementing their slogan “they have made their way by the way they are made” – breeding Angus for 87 years and Limousin for 49 years!

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She goes onto say, “the Limousin breed is different today than it was years ago as it started out being a red/horned breed and today it is going to a black/polled breed. We are still a breed of multipurpose, having the ability to be a strong terminal cross to breed to. Offering strong carcass traits across multiple breeds allowing for polled, or homozygous polled, and a choice coat colour in red or black.”


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As winter sets in and many producers start to prepare for the new calves coming, the weather patterns here seem to be anything but consistent. This has put a lot of pressure on our livestock and as a result has left many cows in lower body condition score than they otherwise would have been. Calf health has a strong correlation with the condition of the cow and with the environment having such an impact on condition, supplementing the right amount often gets to be a tricky topic.

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Over the course of the fall, many producers have seen cows lose condition and as a result look tough. As colder weather sets in this loss can be more difficult to notice as their hair coat gets thicker. This gets to be a bit of a catch 22. As the coat gets thicker the insulation value goes up, but the drying time for the hair gets longer. This means that it can hold moisture and keep the cattle colder longer than they ought to be. The net result of a colder temperature is that the cattle’s maintenance cost goes up and this takes energy from the cow. First, a definition of maintenance cost in the animal; maintenance cost is the energy taken in by the animal and used for everyday functions. If feeding an animal to match maintenance requirements, this means the animal will gain nothing or lose nothing at the end of the day. Many of our mature cows are managed similar to this. Gestation does take energy, though, so managing for maintenance gets to be a bit of an abstract thought. For the sake of argument let’s look at it like this; one of the main difficulties with managing the cows like this is that when the weather turns and

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Jason Hurst Beef Feed Technical Sales Masterfeeds, an Alltech Company

producers do nothing, the cattle end up losing condition by dipping into reserves. Often it gets asked, “How much more should I give them?” Of course, the answer to this question is, it depends. Offering more feed, or higher energy feeds, is dependent on a whole host of circumstances. The amount of time that the animal has been exposed to the changing environment can lessen the extras needed by the animal. Current body condition score will factor into how much extra to give them. Thinner cows with little back fat will find it more difficult to withstand sudden drops in external temperature. The thinner cows will require more energy to overcome the recent weather changes than cows carrying extra condition. Amounts of more feed to give cattle can vary from just a few percentage points more feed for wellconditioned cows to needing to add 40-50% more energy in the diet for some thinner cows at lower temperatures. To adjust for the changes, there are a couple rules of thumb to follow. For every degree Celsius the temperature drops the energy requirements go up by 2% in TDN requirement. This is based off a cow having a dry coat to start with. This may not often be the case when looking at what is really happening. Moisture gets to be a significant factor here. From some reports the number at which we start to see stress is at 15° C. When we think of insulation, this temperature makes a lot of sense, the hair on the cattle traps small pockets of air and this is what keeps them warm. When


With the moisture, the cattle will get dry and overcome the energy loss, but the moisture in the ground can last for a long time after the rain event. The mud can leave a lasting effect on the cattle that can be difficult to measure. Some reports show an increase in energy requirements of 7% or more while others research has reach upwards of 30%-40%. The variance in these numbers mainly comes from the depth and how it impacts the cattle for tag. Low temperatures can increase drying time and leave mud for basically a whole season, which requires supplemental feed or higher quality feed the whole season. Overall, many factors in our natural environment can challenge us. Moisture and dropping temperatures can have lasting effects that stay with us even after we feel the weather has moved on. With all that in mind the cattle still make do, just having either higher requirements or using reserves. To help get your cattle through challenging weather feel free to reach out to your local Masterfeeds representative for more information.

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we remove the air buffer and just expose the skin to the wet hair, which is exposed to the external environment, the animal can lose a fair bit of heat in a short time. Wet weather can greatly increase the animal’s energy requirements, to needing somewhere northwards of 25% more energy in the rations depending on what the external temperature is.

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CANFAX

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CDN $/CWT

ONTARIO CATTLE PRICES

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Fed prices traded mostly sideways through the first quarter but had a disappointing second quarter with no real spring rally. Despite prices being well below 2017 in the second quarter, fed prices held up quite well through the summer and early fall, with the annual low being $142/ cwt, over $10/cwt higher than the low set in 2017. Ontario fed prices were weaker this year, as prices in the first quarter were mostly steady with 2017, and prices through the second quarter were well below a year ago. Similar to Alberta, the summer lows were not as low as 2017, and prices through the fourth quarter were mostly steady. Canadian cattle inventories had stabilized between 2015 and 2017 around 12.5 million head, with beef cow inventories near 3.7 million. It was generally expected 2018 would be another year of consolidation, but dry weather challenges in western Canada resulted in feed shortages

in some areas, and much higher feed costs. Spring storms in Western Canada also led to higher cow slaughter earlier in the year. These two factors resulted in beef cow culling rates to jump almost two percent higher than last year at 13.7%. Given the fact July 1st breeding heifer inventories were down 2.6% from 2017, the 2019 calf crop is expected to decline again, after the 2018 calf crop was estimated over one percent below 2017.

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Heading into 2018, the market was focused on growing cattle numbers, and near record large North American beef production. The larger beef production did come to fruition, but strong domestic and international demand resulted in the cattle market generally performing better than expectations. In 2018, calf prices traded in a very flat price range throughout the year and fed cattle price variations were below average. Alberta steer calf prices ranged between $210 - $234/cwt in 2018, and averaged over $222/cwt for the year. Despite seeing North American cattle supplies increase over the last three years, Alberta steer calf prices in 2018 averaged slightly higher than 2017 and 2016 and are the third highest on record.

Source: CanFax Research


HOLLEE LIMOUSIN & MURRAY HILL FARM

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MARCH 9 • 10AM–2PM AT THE LEE FARM In addition to the fundamentals of strong demand supporting cattle markets, the western Canadian basis levels were again a positive story in 2018. Alberta fed cattle prices were at a premium to the US for most of the year, until mid-October. In most of the fourth quarter fed prices moved to a discount to the US market, but just back to a more historical relationship. In 2018, Alberta fed prices will average at a premium to the Nebraska market for the first time in recent history. Alberta fed prices will average almost $2/cwt higher than the Nebraska fed price (converted to Canadian dollars). Compared to the five year average, these strong basis levels added almost $150/head to the western Canadian cattle market.

Selling long-aged bulls, yearling bulls, bred heifers and heifer calves. Offering a great selection of genetics including homo polled, black, red, heifer bulls and long bodied powerhouses – many halterbroke and all quiet.

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EEY9F • HOLLEE’S FOREVER REBEL born feb 12 '18 • homo polled champion junior bull calf, 2018 RAWF

KEY FACTORS FOR 2019

The basis was a highlight for the Canadian market in 2018, and it will be important to follow if Canada can maintain relatively stronger prices. The basis levels will likely also impact cattle flows regarding both cattle exports and imports. Keep in mind if the basis returns to historical levels, it could take $25/cwt off the calf market.

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As North American meat supplies continue to grow in 2019, domestic and international demand will be critical. Market risk is elevated if trade disputes limit trade and/or policies/ market factors impact the North American or global economy, and ultimately beef demand

The Canadian dollar has had a weaker tone in the last few months, and this has certainly supported Canadian cattle prices. The dollar has spent most of the year under 78 cents US, but a dollar over this level or 80 cents would have a negative impact on prices. A rough rule of thumb is that a 1 cent increase in the Canadian dollar could reduce calf prices by about five cents a pound.

MHL2E • MURRAY HILL'S EQUINOX born oct 5 '17 • homo polled • champion junior yearling, 2018 RAWF

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Weather will continue to be a key factor as pasture conditions suffered in 2018, and hay supplies are limited. Alberta also has a feed grain cost disadvantage at the feedlot sector. It will be important to monitor weather conditions and relative feed costs, especially if basis levels are at more historical levels.

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he Canadian Limousin Association is very proud to recognize Ian and Bonnie Hamilton of Amaglen Limousin from Darlingford, Man. with the 2018 Canadian Limousin Association Award of Distinction. We applaud them for their commitment and contributions to the betterment of the Limousin breed across Canada.

The Hamilton’s originally began marketing bulls

The Hamilton family has been in the purebred cattle business since 1935, originally with Shorthorns and is now five generations strong. Ian and Bonnie’s journey into the Limousin breed began in 1982 with a bull and a heifer purchased from Hartley and Margaret Woodward of Bittersweet Farms. The Woodwards became mentors to them and the love of the breed and the Amaglen Limousin herd grew quickly from there.

purebred business really took off. In 2003, Spring

through the Manitoba Limousin Association bull test station in 1983 then moved onto the Manitoba All Breed Bull Test Station in 1989 and continue to do so today. In 1991, Spring Valley Limousin bought Amaglen Canseco who was tied for high gaining bull. This was when their Valley Limousin came back and bought Amaglen Magnum who was the highest indexing bull at the Manitoba Bull Test Station of all breeds. This was a great accomplishment for Magnum as there were over 550 bulls at the station that year. “Magnum was quite a bull,” Ian remembers, “he also had the largest ribeye area on test.”

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IAN & BONNIE HAMILTON

2018 CLA AWARD OF DISTINCTION


Part of the Amaglen herd was dispersed in 2018.

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“YOU KNOW THAT WHEN IAN AND BONNIE HAVE SELECTED BULLS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION...THEY WILL BE BEST SUITED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM.” Amaglen has had the highest indexing Limousin bull many times, the largest REA of all bulls on test several times and the highest selling of all breeds. Other highlights include the 1994 sale of a bull to Alta Genetics for Mexico. In 2000, Campbell Limousin bought their high indexing bull and in 2001 Anderson Limousin bought their high indexing bull. Both of those bulls were maternal brothers of Amaglen’s matriarch dam, Amaglen Dam Fine. She is also the maternal granddam of the Magnum bull. The test station

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has been an excellent way to showcase the performance of their Limousin bulls and they have had many great successes there. The Hamilton’s have always been very proud to have a large base of repeat bull customers. Now even having some second and third generations of ranchers buying bulls. One of those long-time customers are Trevor and Melissa Atchison of Poplarview Stock Farm, who are now a second generation Amaglen customers. The Atchison’s remarked, “You know that when Ian and Bonnie have selected bulls for your consideration from their calf crop, they will be best suited to your individual program.”

It’s easy to see why they are so successful with repeat buyers upon discussion with their peers. The same words keep coming up repeatedly; passion, integrity and quality. If you have ever toured the herd you will notice the animals are very quiet, something Amaglen has strived for. They have been recording docility on their animals since 1994, even before the CLA began doing it. It was that initiative that spurred Ian to join the CLA and to encourage the board to press forward into adding the docility trait as a recognized EPD and truly helping our breed grow into one of the most docile breeds. At Amaglen, they have tried to match every female’s EPD traits to bull’s traits to bring out a balanced EPD profile, no extremes, just balance. A true genetic equation – but along with this they always watch for good feet and structure. The Hamilton’s have always been very involved in the Canadian Limousin Association, Manitoba Limousin Association, Manitoba Bull Test, Manitoba Limouselles, 4-H, Manitoba Pool, Pembina Soil Crop Management Association, Credit Union board, church board, PTA, and their local Hospital Foundation, only to name a few. They have a deep commitment to their community both


Cows in the Poplarview herd, who are second generation Amaglen customers. Photo by Jenna Loveridge.

locally and the far-reaching community of the Limousin breed. Those who have been lucky enough to tour their herd and get to know Ian and Bonnie personally know that this is a very well-deserved award that they are being honoured with. The qualities the Hamilton’s possess are exactly those that one would be looking for if they were producing a breeder to work with. Top 1% for passion, Top 1% for integrity, Top 1% for kindness, and Top 1% for quality. They have truly been a breed changing herd. A large portion of the Amaglen herd was dispersed this past summer, however, many astute breeders purchased females and these genetics will be carried forward in those herds throughout Canada. Amaglen will continue to breed high quality genetics as Ian and Bonnie continue to work with their daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Clint Seward, and their granddaughters, Laura and Lillian, who are now the 4th and 5th generation, at home, in Darlingford, Man. Thank you and congratulations on all you have done for the Limousin breed.

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Thank You

We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Bryce and Nathan Allan, Windy Gables Limousin for their purchase of HLC DBCC Flatliner 05F ET.

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Thank you to Payne Livestock for purchasing DBCC Fallen Angel 6F

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Wulfs Eisenhower 3616E Sire: Wulfs Billy the Kid K234B Dam: Wulfs Abril 3616A BD: 3/31/17 n NPM2119706 Homo Polled n Black Purebred Limousin Muscle, substance & yield grade He sells March 19!

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At Sandy Ridge Ranch n Atkinson, Nebraska Wulfs Emprize 2424E Sire: Bieber Deep End B597 Dam: Wulfs Zuni 2424Z BD: 4/7/17 n LFM2119950 Homo Polled n Red Lim-Flex® Growth, maternal & carcass He sells March 19!

Seminar: Monday, March 18 at 6 PM (Supper at 4:30 PM) Sale: Tuesday, March 19 at 12 Noon (Lunch at 10:45 AM) Both events held at Sandy Ridge Ranch • Atkinson, Nebraska

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Wulfs Farm Credit T804F Sire: LFLC Bank Account 701B Dam: TECS Dantean 1629D BD: 1/15/18 n NPM2142492 Homo Polled n Red Purebred Limousin REA, performance & power He sells March 19!

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NEWS BRITISH COLUMBIA BC Limousin breeders are very excited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Limousin in Canada with enthusiasts from across the country. The celebrations kicked off with Limousin being very well represented at the 21st Annual Peace Country Beef Congress in Dawson Creek, BC. There were 16 head of yearling bulls and females exhibited which made for a very impressive display for our breed. Most excitingly, the Grand Champion Pen of 3 Bulls was owned and exhibited by Pinnacle View Limousin of Quesnel, BC! This was the first time in the history of the congress that Limousin has won the Pen of 3 honours.

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The excitement will continue with the Peace Country Limousin Breeders as they celebrate with their 30th Anniversary Bull Sale in Dawson Creek on the first Saturday in April. In addition, a new Limousin bull sale has been lined up for this spring as well. The Continental Connection will hold their inaugural sale on March 30th in Quesnel, BC. Those are the only two opportunities to purchase Limousin bulls at live auction in BC, so be sure to mark your calendars for those events. All the best in 2019, and we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Limousin in Canada!

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NEWS ALBERTA

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1-2. Alberta was represented at the Peace Country Beef Conference by Excel Ranches and Nor-Alta Limousin

Greetings from Alberta, wishing you all a fantastic calving and bull sale season. Speaking of bull sale season, if you are shopping, take a look at these ALA members for your bull power needs! Bull sales, opens houses and private treaty offerings from great Alberta producers.

We are excited to announce that we will be doing a second buyer draw for those who purchased Limousin animals from our membership in 2018. This time the names drawn will be given a credit to spend at any of the above ALA members’ farms. Purchase and proof of transfer of a Limousin or Lim-Flex animal must be done in the 2019 calendar year to receive the credit. The three winners of $1,000 credits will be announced soon.

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in the 2019 calendar year your name will be entered into next year’s draw! For more information on the buyer draw, please see our website or contact any ALA Director.

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project, we urge your club leader to let us know so we can reward you with a token of appreciation. The request form is on the website under “programs”. Show in Saskatoon.

age 21 or under interested in raising Limousin cattle Join the Alberta Junior Limousin Association today! • Your membership is FREE! • Juniors who attend the Field day can win $$$*

PLUS ask about being sponsored to attend the cjla impact show in saskatchewan

Contact ALA Director Cameron Olson 403-999-1682

Congratulations to our 2018 ALA Field Day Draw Winners Cheyenne Symens - $1000.00 Tate Marquette- $500.00 Aiden Zacharias - $250.00

* Prize winnings are to be used towards the purchase of a registered Limousin or Lim-Flex steer or heifer from any ALA member

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The ALA is busy planning our Summer Field Day & 50th Anniversary celebrations for June 15, 2019 in Stettler. We are planning to do things a bit differently this year so stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for details.

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NEWS SASKATCHEWAN Happy new year to all from Saskatchewan! Calving season has begun for many. It is so rewarding to see the results of choosing Limousin genetics. Whether you are a purebred or commercial breeder, this really is the most exciting time of year! The vigour and consistency of the Limousin breed is showcased in those newborn calves. Remember to send your birthing data to the CLA, and any pictures you wish to share are welcomed on the SLA Facebook page. It is bull season. Be sure to keep checking in on the CLA website and SLA Facebook page for bulls available for sale from breeders by either

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private or consignment sale or via private treaty. Up to date semen test results and vaccination records should be made available upon request from the breeder. Remember to mark your calendars for the CJLA Impact Show this July 18-21, 2019 in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is so excited to be hosting this event! All juniors ages 6-21 are welcome to attend and participate. If you, as a junior, need an animal to show, please contact a CJLA board member or the SLA and we will make that happen for you. Registration dates and itinerary to be announced soon!

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Greeting from the Manitoba Limousin Association. We held our Annual General Meeting on January 5 in Brandon, Man. Our 2019 board was elected and directors’ positions appointed. ɐɐ ɐɐ ɐɐ ɐɐ ɐɐ

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PRESIDENT Travis Hunter VICE PRESIDENT Art Rodgers SECRETARY Jay-Dean Smyth TREASURER Bill Campbell DIRECTORS AT LARGE Amanda Hamilton-Seward,

Sherry Daniel, Bob Davey, Mark Angus, Len Gertz, Kyle Wright, Tim Davey The Association discussed the past year’s affairs and what we could do to promote our Association and the breed in 2019, our 50th anniversary. The board plans to present prizes to youth who showcase the Limousin

1. 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Board of Directors (l to r): Bill Campbell, Bob Davey, Kyle Wright, Art Rodgers, Travis Hunter, Jay-Dean Smyth, Sherry Daniel, Len Gertz, and Amanda Hamilton-Seward. Not pictured: Mark Angus, Tim Davey 2. Bill & Lauren Campbell 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassador Award recipients

breed in their 4-H program. We will also be presenting a plaque to the high gaining Limousin bull at the Douglas Bull Test. There are 28 bulls on test from 9 provincial breeders. Check out results at www. manitobabulltest.ca. A provincial summer show is in the plans with a place and time to be decided. A fall female sale was also discussed. The 2019 MLA ambassador award was presented at the meeting. This year’s recipient is Campbell Land & Cattle Inc. – congratulations Bill and Lauren.


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NEWS ONTARIO

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The Ontario Limousin Association Annual General Meeting is Saturday, March 2 at Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, Ont. Full details are available on the OLA website. The 50 Steers for 50 Years steer group is fully assembled and doing well. It’s a very impressive group of steers with participants from both commercial and purebred operations. Broniek Family Farms will be giving an update at the OLA AGM. The Deltea Chelsea has been identified as the 50th Anniversary headquarters. Room information will be available shortly on OLA website. Anyone wishing to donate auction items for the banquet can forward item info. A wide variety of 50th anniversary apparel and items are available for purchase. An order form is available and payment is to be made at the time of ordering to the Ontario Limousin Association. Please contact Emily Gibson at 519-440-9907 or emilygibson0707@gmail.com about orders or the Canadian Limousin Association office can provide you with an order form.

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NEWS/NOUVELLES DU QUÉBEC

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QUEBEC LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION & LIMOUSIN TEST STATION ANNUAL MEETING

ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE DE L’ASSOCIATION ET DE LA STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN DU QUÉBEC

All Association members are invited to participate to their annual meeting to be scheduled later on in March 2019. A formal invitation is going to be sent to each member, which will provide you with the date, time and location of our annual meeting. A copy of the invitation will be also made available on our website at: www.limousinquebec.com. We are looking forward in seeing you all present, as this will give you the opportunity in expressing your needs and expectations towards YOUR Association. We wish to thank you all in advance for your presence and your involvement.

L’Association invite tous ses membres à venir assister à son assemblée générale annuelle en mars prochain. Une convocation sera envoyée à tous vous informant de l’heure, de la date et du lieu de l’assemblée. Vous retrouverez également copie de la convocation sur notre site internet au www.limousinquebec.com. Nous vous attendons en grand nombre car c’est l’occasion de vous exprimer sur vos besoins et vos attentes envers VOTRE association. Nous vous remercions à l’avance de votre participation et implication. VENTE DE TAUREAUX LIMOUSIN STATION GÉNÉTIQUE DE LA BEAUCE (ST-MARTIN)

For its 22nd year in a row, the St-Martin genetic test station will stand up to your expectation. Indeed, the buyers will be very pleased with the quality of the bulls to be offered for sale on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Complete performance information on these bulls can be found at the following : www.agrireseau.net/bovinsboucherie, Centres d’élevage bovin (CEB) - multisources (stations).

Pour sa vingt deuxième année d’opération, la Station génétique de la Beauce (St-Martin) sera fidèle à sa réputation. En effet, elle ne décevra pas les acheteurs en leur offrant lors de son encan du samedi, 16 février 2019 des taureaux répondant à leurs attentes. Toutes les informations concernant les performances de ces taureaux se retrouvent à l’adresse internet suivante: www.agrireseau.net/bovinsboucherie, Centres d’élevage bovin (CEB) - multisources (stations).

Please make note that you are also going to be able to make purchase on-line via www.liveauctions.tv

À noter qu’il vous sera possible de faire vos achats en direct par internet sur www.liveauctions.tv.

The Quebec Limousin Association wishes to thank all breeders having submitted on test their high quality and performing bulls to be offered for sale. We are as well sincerely thanking all those buyers who will be selecting a genetic tested bull, that is truly a proof of their commitment towards beef cattle genetic improvement and their dedication to improving their own herd performances.

L’Association tient à remercier tous les producteurs de taureaux qui ont inscrit des animaux dans la vente et souligne leur souci de présenter des sujets toujours plus performants et de grande qualité. Un gros merci également aux acheteurs qui continuent de se procurer des taureaux de station, démontrant ainsi leur intérêt pour l’amélioration de la génétique en augmentant par le fait même la performance de leur troupeau.

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NEWS THE MARITIMES

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Jill Renton

With new calves on the ground it makes it feel like spring is on the way, but the weather certainly is reminding us that winter is still here for a little while more. In classic Maritime fashion, some of our breeders have had snow on the fields since early November, and others have been dealing with a freeze thaw mix. No matter the weather we are all hopeful for a good amount of moisture going into the fields for spring. While the calves are dropping, the bulls are also getting ready for their big sales. Balamore Farms “Thickness Sells” Sale will be held March 23rd at Atlantic Stockyards in Truro, Nova Scotia, always bringing a huge turn out to see the great stock from the Coopers. There are also 8 Limousin bulls from two consigners currently on test at the Maritime Beef Test Station. Both Othberg Limousin and Centerbrook Limousin have consignments on test, with the sale happening April 6th at the Maritime Beef Test Station Bull Sale in Nappan, Nova Scotia.

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The early planning stages of our 2019 Maritime Limousin Association Junior Show are also underway, as our members starting to pick out project animals for the year to gear up for another fun summer in the works!

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Wesley and Tyler would like to announce the arrival of their little sister, Holly Grace Judith Hunt. She was born on December 19, 2018 at 11:14 pm, weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. in Ottawa, Ont. Proud parents are Sarah and Chad Hunt of Corad Farms in Pakenham, Ont.

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2 Brandon and Samantha Nemetz of Richmond Ranch

Ltd., Rumsey, Alta. welcomed their second baby boy, Tyson John Nemetz, into the world on January 11, 2019, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 20 inches.

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General Manager, Tessa Verbeek, and her husband Colin of Hillview Farms, Morinville, Alta. welcomed a baby girl, Rylin Bree Verbeek, born on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:45 am weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 20 inches.

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(Dolly) Lee will turn 90 years old on March 21, 2019. A long time Limousin breeder with her husband, Ken, operating Lee Acres Limousin until their dispersal in 2007. Dolly still enjoys coming to her farm and watching the success her son Brian and daughter-inlaw Holli continue to have with the Limousin breed.

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4 Congratulations to Cameron Olson of Horizon

Livestock, Rocky View, Alta. and wife Rosie Dwight who wed at Grace Bible Church in College Station, Texas on December 15, 2018.



CANADIAN CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

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David Haywood-Farmer President, CCA

It’s been an action-packed start to 2019 for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) firmly in force, and the Canada-U.S.Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) anticipated to come into force within the expected timelines in spite of the partial U.S. government shutdown, the CCA shifted focus to the value of trade and areas for further regulatory cooperation within the North American market with key U.S. industry allies and partners.

making domestic and international demand critical. Market risk is elevated if trade disputes limit trade and/or policies/market factors impact the North American or global economy, and ultimately beef demand.

The CCA agenda included the American Farm Bureau Federation meetings in New Orleans, LA, the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention, also in New Orleans. The CCA also travelled to Washington, DC, to discuss regulatory cooperation on matters including re-inspection of meat at I-Houses and the timelines for getting live cattle across borders.

Western Canadian cattle prices in 2018 were often the highest in North America. Going forward, the basis will remain important to follow if Canada can maintain relatively stronger prices. The strong basis levels can add $150/head to the Canadian market. If the price relationship moves back to more historical levels, it will likely impact cattle flows regarding cattle exports and imports.

The CCA was well represented on the home turf also, with leadership and staff attending provincial member association meetings across the country.

Weather will continue to be a key factor along with the Canadian dollar. The weaker loonie (under 78 cents US for most of 2018) has supported Canadian cattle prices. A dollar over this level or 80 cents would have a negative impact on prices.

The ratification of CUSMA is on the minds of beef producers on both sides of the border. As I wrote this column, the ongoing U.S. government shutdown was in its third week. If not resolved by January 12 it would become the longest such shutdown in U.S. history. NCBA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the partial shutdown has many in the cattle industry concerned. The biggest problem is the uncertainty it creates, he said.

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Getting the USMCA (as it is called in the U.S.) ratified is the NCBA’s top trade priority. The same is true in Canada, where the agreement is called CUSMA, as the U.S. remains our largest export market accounting for about 75% of beef exports. The CUSMA will come into force the first day of the third month of all countries completing their respective ratification process. Mid-March had been the popular estimate of the earliest that the U.S. Congress could approve the Agreement. In December, U.S. President Trump triggered the six month notice for the U.S. to withdraw from the old NAFTA as a means to gain leverage over Congress to move diligently in approving the new Agreement. The CCA will continue to actively monitor the situation. North American meat supplies are forecast to continue to grow in 2019,

A recent Canfax report had me thinking about the longer-term view as I preg-checked my herd this winter and set about making management decisions for the year.

Canadian cattle inventories stabilized between 2015 and 2017 to around 12.5 million head, with beef cow inventories near 3.7 million. Weather related challenges in Western Canada in the spring of 2018 resulted in higher cow slaughter earlier in the year. Feed shortages in some areas, and much higher feed costs also pushed up beef cow culling rates which, along with a decline in breeding heifer inventories, makes for a smaller than expected calf crop in 2019. Despite a flat cattle herd, Canadian beef production has been on the rise, supported by keeping a larger proportion of cattle in Canada. The interesting development in live cattle trade in 2018 is that Canadian feeder cattle exports and imports increased. Feeder exports through October were a modest 172,000 head, up 41% from 2017, while imports were up 130% to 142,000 head. Beef exports, supported by larger beef production, are projected to be 4.5% higher in 2018 than 2017, and more than 10% larger than 2016. Total exports are expected to top 396,000 tonnes, the largest export volume since 2010. It will be interesting to see how 2019 shapes up.


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HERD HEALTH

CALVING GUIDELINES At this time of year, it is always good to review our procedures and methods for the newly arriving calf crop. The goal is to deliver as many lively calves as possible with a minimum of stress. The biggest loss in the cow-calf and purebred sector comes at calving time. Hopefully, the following points will enlighten even the most experienced cattleman or cattlewoman. I know few calving problems exist these days, but anyone can learn something from the following points and be more vigilant – potentially saving more calves, having cows breed back quicker and helping to increase your profit margin.

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Good facilities are imperative to properly examine cows safely, thoroughly, and cleanly while causing minimum stress. A maternity pen will pay for itself numerous times over by utilizing it for vaginal exams, allowing calves to nurse, and treating recently calved cows. One person is then in total control of the calving. Producers often comment how they cannot believe they did without one all those years.

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Keeping yourself and the cow as clean as possible is imperative. All producers need to wear obstetrical gloves on every examination. For women, if they are too big, rip off the fingers and wear tight latex gloves. Wash the cow up good with a surgical scrub such as Betadine or Hibitane. By keeping the cow clean you minimize the chances of uterine infection as rebreeding in the subsequent season must be considered as well. A good nonirritating sterile lubricant is also imperative for prolonged or dry calvings. Investigate if no progress after 90 minutes in heifers and 60 minutes in cows. Investigate if there has been 30 to 40 minutes of hard contractions and no progress. A misnomer by many farmers is if the water bag has not

broken, they have lots of time. This is totally false – the calving process starts internally and the water bag breaking has no relevance on this. If frank blood is seen from the anus or vagina investigate. This could indicate a tear, excessive straining or placental separation. Always check the viability of the calf first. The best is to stick your fingers down the throat for the swallowing reflex or pinching between the toes. Gently pushing against the eye for a blink reflex is also done. If any of these reflexes are sluggish it indicates a stressed calf, which may not withstand a hard pull like a vigorous calf. In the case of a backwards calf, a gloved finger can be placed in the rectum and feel for the sphincter pressure. This can be sluggish though, even in a very lively calf. You may even be able to feel the pulsing of the umbilicus, but be careful. A calf kicking very violently is often running out of time. If two to three hours of abdominal discomfort persist a vaginal exam is in order. A breech or uterine torsion present this way. If you encounter bands of tissue going this way and that it could be a torsion and will feel like going down a corkscrew in order to reach the calf. The calf may appear upside down so call for help. Recognize a closed or partially closed cervix. This structure dilates internally when parturition is pending. A closed cervix feels like a doughnut the middle of which you can insert a finger into. As it dilates it feels like a thin band of tissue encroaching into the vaginal vault. Sometimes, especially in older cows, the cervix may not dilate properly, and a c-section may be needed.


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Always double wrap the chains above and below the fetlock (first joint) with the pull coming off the bottom of the leg. This spreads out any force and goes a long way to avoid broken legs.

Breech calvings (backwards tail first with both legs tucked forwards) are best handled by a veterinarian. It is very easy to rip the uterus when repositioning these, so often veterinary assistance is a wise move.

Always be critical of yourself when pulling a calf. The goal is to get out a lively baby not just an alive calf. If you find after pulling calves are grunting from pain, have swollen legs or seem slow to rise and suckle perhaps the pull has been too excessive. In some cases, it may have been too fast. Pull only in unison with the cow’s contractions.

Check for twins after an assisted calving especially a backwards calf or when more than two legs were felt. With twins the top calf must come out first. Schistosomas reflexus (inside out calves) can present with all four legs and be mistaken for twins.

Never ever pull a calf in improper position. We always need three things coming: two front legs and a head for a forward presentation or two back legs and a tail for a backwards presentation. If more or less than two legs are present sort it out first. There is a simple trick to distinguish back versus front legs. The first two joints of the front legs bend the same way. The two joints in the back legs bend the opposite way. Always assist a backwards calving. If you see the dewclaws pointed upwards often a backwards calf is impending. The umbilical cord will pinch off approximately when the tail head is coming through the vulva. At this point it is wise to pull relatively quickly as the calf may start breathing. This is the only time a fast extraction is advised. Initially pull the calf straight back making sure the tail is between the back legs.

Twins come in all possible malpresentations, but the vast majority are one backwards and one forwards. It is not uncommon for the backwards twin to be coming breech. Some herds, especially the exotics, have upwards of 8 % twins. Cows with a history of twins will often repeat. Remember that most heifers born twin to a bull calf are sterile freemartins and should not be kept as replacements. For a head back, purchase a head snare or use a chain behind the ears and through the lower jaw. Every year, too many jaws are broken from twine placed solely on the lower jaw. Keep in mind, often with a head back it indicates lack of room in the pelvis. Heifers that present this way usually require c-sections. For one or both front feet back gently push the head back in and try and bring the legs up. Check that there is enough room. The shoulders should be able to be pulled through without the front feet crossing. Hiplocks are generally stifle locks. Relax your puller and position it straight down between the heifer’s hind legs. This is only possible with the heifer down in lateral.

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The force of no more than two people should be used to pull a calf. If using a puller keep in mind this force rule still applies. It is very easy in the heat of the moment to apply excessive pressure with a calf jack (upwards of 2000 lbs.)

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CALVING GUIDELNES CONT'D Always recognize your limits. Some producers are more experienced than others so if you are not making any forward progress after assisting for 15 to 20 minutes, get help. You will be tired by then and excessive time inside the cow can damage her reproductively. Limit the help to one other person, either a spouse or experienced neighbour, otherwise phone your veterinarian. Stimulants for a sluggish calf include snow or cold water poured in the ear and straw up the calf’s nostril will help. In order to establish proper breathing, put the calf in the dog sitting position by pulling both legs straight back – this allows both lungs to oxygenate evenly. Hanging a calf does nothing other than putting pressure on the lungs from the abdominal organs, which is counterproductive. Most of the fluid, which drains out, is simply coming from the stomach and the fluid remaining in the lungs will be absorbed naturally.

than any commercial products. Keep frozen and thaw out in a warm water bath. Calves need about 1-2 liters at birth within the first six hours. Fat heifers and cows are prone to tearing at calving from internal fat pushing out the vaginal area. Often one to two weeks later a large necrotic lump will extend out the vagina. Your veterinarian may remove this and will often suture up the tear it leaves. A prolapsed uterus usually occurs immediately to several hours after calving. It is advisable to get cattle right up after calving to avoid these. This is a veterinary emergency and very quietly moving a cow to an area where she can be handled is advisable until help arrives. This is not a heritable condition so if the cow breeds back (most will) she can be retained in the herd. Prolapsed vaginas that come out before calving are smaller (one gallon) and are heritable.

In weighing calves, I have always been skeptical of calf slings as a source If the meconium (first manure) has stained the calf yellow this should of navel infection. Keep slings very clean and if possible, cut a large raise a red flag. These calves are often more susceptible to calf hood hole in them so irritation is not created in the navel area. Some herds diseases since the birthing has been delayed. Consult with your with problems with navel ill use prophylactic antibiotics in this regard. veterinarian on whether prophylactic antibiotics are necessary. To be consistent, purebred producers should weigh calves at about 24 A good source of colostrum is imperative. The natural source is better hours of age.

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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.

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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.


BREEDING GOALS

WHERE TO START AND HOW TO SUCCEED If you’re thinking about adding genomics as another selection tool on your beef operation this year, you’re not alone! Ranchers across Canada and the United States are increasingly getting wise to the science of genomics. With most purebred producers including some type of DNA test on influential sires to some commercial beef producers now using DNA tests to optimize hybrid vigour, genomics has come a long way from simple SNP-based parentage testing.

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Much of the shift has come from improvements in the types of testing available. Improvements in technology are leading to more accurate information available earlier, so that faster genetic improvement can be realized. DNA-based genetic prediction means that there is a reduced possibility for the genetic prediction to change as we get more information back on the animal. It is this enhanced predictability that reduces costs for ranchers and makes the information more valuable early on in the animal’s life.

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Whether you are intent on improving carcass, efficiency, or health traits, genomic information can help you achieve your goals. The following steps will help you navigate the route to realizing your breeding goals. 1. DEFINE YOUR BREEDING OBJECTIVE.

The first step in obtaining progress in your herd is clearly defining your breeding objectives. The first question you might ask yourself is: “what are your high-level operational goals for your farm or ranch?” If you’re a purebred producer, this might be to prove traits and pedigree, which might guarantee a higher price for your bulls. And if you are also in the commercial game it might be to wean more calf-pounds per cow

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exposed to breeding. At the end of the day, most decisions come down to being good in some way for your bottom line—either increasing your revenue, or decreasing your costs. With this high-level assessment you can identify what specific changes you need to achieve the change in performance. This might include better information available on your sale bulls to increase buyer confidence and willingness to pay, better longevity of replacement females in the herd, or faster growth of healthy calves. In the end there will be some traits that you want to enhance, some that you might choose to maintain, and others that you may want to diminish within your herd. 2. PLAN AROUND THE BREEDING SEASON

Did you know the bull you choose today will affect your business 15 years from now? This is because sire selection has the greatest, permanent impact on genetic improvement of a herd. The sire will produce more calves in his lifetime, compared to a cow, so has the potential to contribute a greater proportion of his genes to the herd. This means that good sire selection is an opportunity, but it is a decision that needs to be taken with full information and careful thought. Try to avoid making rushed decisions. Do your homework ahead of time to find the right sire(s) to meet your objective(s). Be sure to get your hair, blood, or tissue samples to the lab in plenty of time to both get the results back, and be able to compare and analyze them for the best results. Providing DNA results ahead of time to prospective buyers will also help them make well-informed decisions, while potentially also enhancing the sale price of your bulls.


Have a plan to overcome any real or perceived obstacles. For effective use of genomics there are a couple “must-haves”, including the DNA test itself (which implies upfront management and financial costs) and good performance recording. In the beef industry financial obstacles can be discouraging—having a plan to optimize where to best distribute your money for the multitudes of expenses makes it seem less daunting. By planning ahead you will be less shocked from unexpected expenses and can make better decisions in real time. This might mean determining ahead of time which animals you should genotype for potential future breeding and which animals you should sell into a finishing program. For instance, if a heifer comes from an excellent pedigree and she looks great “on paper”, but if she just doesn’t have a good udder, good feet, or if she has other conformational oddities, save your money! But even if you’re flush with cash, it doesn’t solve all the potential obstacles. For DNA tests to be useful, you must benchmark your livestock with phenotypic measurements such as birth and weaning weights, ribeye and backfat ultrasound measurements, and the list goes on. It’s this information that verifies the DNA prediction results. If producers don’t continuously provide the phenotype information to relate to the genotype results, eventually, say after five years, the genotype information has much less value because it is not related to real, observed traits, which is essential for the prediction usability as animals are selectively bred and the herd is changing over time. As the scientists love to remind us, “in the age of the genotype, the phenotype is king”. 4. ASSEMBLE THE RIGHT INFORMATION

The next task will be to use the phenotype and genotype information you have gathered. The phenotype information acts both as a prediction verification for the genotypes, but also as benchmarking to determine your progress going forward. The genotype information will help you make faster and more accurate decisions that align with your breeding objective. Look at the graphs of genetic trends, compare the EPDs of “your bull” to percentile tables for the breed (don’t forget about the accuracy value!), and contrast this information with where you are and where you want to be regarding the traits you would like to influence, as you defined in “step 1”. Choose the bull(s) that are going to help you meet your objectives, without causing any detrimental shifts to traits you have set to “maintain”. Assembling your data might involve using tools provided by the

Canadian Limousin Association, other experts, and knowledgeable family, friends, and neighbours. Don’t hesitate to ask for input if you think there might be some aspect about all that data that might be better understood! In particular, you might consider asking for insight from someone who has been using genomics for some time now. This might include a list of must-dos for getting the most out of the technology. And in the end, don’t forget to check the bull either by the photograph or, better yet, in person. No matter how good his EPDs might be, if he is unable to perform under your breeding environment, he can’t pass on these genetics. 5. TREAT IT LIKE A BUSINESS PLAN.

Your breeding objective is essentially your business. So, it makes sense to treat breeding goals as though there were part of your business plan. Break each step down into what information is needed, what information you have, and what steps you will need to take to be successful. In general, it is easier to make more progress in fewer traits, than in many traits all at once. In the same train of thought, it’s easier to make faster progress in traits that are highly heritable. A good breeding objective is simple, but measurable. Breeding objectives for breeding herds will be different than breeding objectives for finishing herds, and each might be adjusted depending on market demands. For instance, if the end consumer is demanding a more marbled muscle cut, versus if the demand is for a more lean protein source. For the stage that you are concerned with—maternal cow productivity and/or post-weaning productivity (e.g., finishing animal) first make a record of where you are now, and then where you would like to be in five years; all the while, comparing to the breed average. For instance, there might be some traits that you want to enhance under the maternal environment, post-wean environment, or just general conformation. Under maternal you might consider reproductive traits such as EPDs for days to calving, scrotal circumference, calving ease, birth weights, milk production, mothering ability, and longevity. Post-wean to slaughter traits might include wean weight, post-wean average daily gain, carcass weight, carcass yield, backfat, and ribeye area, among others. Depending on the information you glean from comparing where you want to be to where you are (for certain traits that ultimately align with your breeding objective), you’ll next choose what to emphasize and what to maintain. For this step, rank the traits in order of relevance and importance to the economic performance of your farm/ranch. For traits

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that are important, but you are underperforming, these should be ‘emphasized’. And for traits that are important, but you are overperforming, these should be ‘maintained’. You will then choose your next bulls accordingly, in order to achieve progress in these traits.

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6. BE CONSISTENT AND BE PERSISTENT.

Consistency and persistence are key in achieving any goal. Don’t delay in setting your goals or let obstacles derail your progress. Accomplishing your breeding goals is an ever-evolving process that doesn’t happen overnight or even in a single year. A good bull decision today will be affecting your herd in even 15 years— now is the time to invest wisely in gathering information to make the best breeding decisions.

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BULLS FOR SALE

Calving ease and/or performance Limousin bulls. Many are sired by leading AI bulls. We also have Limo/Red Angus cross, Limo/Black Angus cross plus Limo/Charolais cross bulls. Come browse the cattle we have on offer. We have an excellent set of bulls to see. We invite you to pick out of the bull pen early, leave a deposit and we will deliver them.

Besides offering high quality predictions for breeding outcomes, genomics can help in two additional key ways in setting you up for success—helping define your breeding objectives and enhancing your performance recording. The research behind genomics might seem like magic at times but it’s the result of decades of research. ‘New year, new plan’ might sound cliché, but there’s no better time to start than now. And this is a plan that you’ll work on and develop over years to come, with the hard work paying off in the genetic improvement of your herd and ultimately in your bank account.

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CALENDAR COMING EVENTS FEBRUARY

16 CANADA'S RED, WHITE & BLACK BULL SALE

Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

16 CROSSROADS BEEF EXPO

18 NORTH WEST BULL SALE

16 ST-MARTIN TEST STATION BULL SALE

19 WULF CATTLE OPPORTUNITY SALE OF 2019

Kramer's Big Big Barn, North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Crossroads Centre, Oyen, Alberta Saint-Martin de Beauce, Quebec

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

at Sandy Ridge Ranch, Atkinson, Nebraska

21 BAR 3R ANNUAL BULL SALE Crossroads Centre, Oyen, Alberta

21 SYMENS BROTHERS ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE

22 PRAIRIE GOLD LIMOUSIN BULL SALE

23 QUEBEC SELECT BULL SALE

23 LAZY S BULL SALE

25 J. YORGA FARMS PRODUCTION SALE

23 BALAMORE FARMS "THICKNESS SELLS" BULL SALE

Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

at the farm, Amherst, South Dakota

VJV Auction, Rimbey, Alberta

Danville Auction Mart, Danville, Quebec at the Ranch, Flintoft, Saskatchewan

MARCH

Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, Nova Scotia

23 FULLY LOADED BULL SALE

Ontario Stockyards Inc., Cookstown, Ontario

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

25 RIVERSTONE CATTLE CO BULL SALE Olds Cow Palace, Olds, Alberta

28 ANCHOR B / ANCHORAGE BULL SALE at the Anchor B Farm, Hanley, Saskatchewan

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

at the Ranch, Rumsey, Alberta

09 RANGE READY BULL SALE

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

Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

09 HOLLEE & MURRAY HILL OPEN HOUSE

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

at the Lee farm, Blackstock, Ontario

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

APRIL 6 LUDENS LIMOUSIN PRODUCTION SALE At the farm, Viborg, South Dakota

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12 DE JAGER LIMOUSIN BULL SALE

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Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, Alberta

14 EXCEL RANCHES BULL & FEMALE SALE

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

at the Ranch, Westlock, Alberta

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

16 VAUGHN FARMS PRODUCTION SALE Napoleon Livestock, Napoleon, North Dakota

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

JULY 16-18 AG IN MOTION

Langham, Saskatchewan (15 minutes north of Saskatoon)

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


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Hillside Farm

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Hillview Farms

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Andrew Ranches

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Hockridge Farms

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Arcon Cattle Company

25, 95

Hollee Limousin

67

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B Bar Cattle

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J. Yorga Farms

Balamore Farm Ltd.

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Ken-Doc Limousin

Bar 3R Limousin

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Lazy A Limousin

Bar-Dale Limousin

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Lazy S Limousin & Charolais

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Bee Zee Acres

27

Ludens Family Limousin

37

Boulder Land & Cattle

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Martens Livestock

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MC Marketing Management

Bow Valley Genetics

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Murray Hill Farm

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Canadian Beef Industry Conference

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New Life Limousin

Canadian Junior Limousin Association

34-35

P

Payne Livestock

Cherway Limousin

94

Pinnacle View Limousin

Clark Cattle

61

Plains Limousin

93

Cochrane Stock Farms

94

Poplar View Stock Farm

95

Corad Farms

95

Posthaven Limousin

64

D

Dan Skeels

96

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Qually-T Limousin

94

Davis-Rairdan

96

R

Rail Line Farms

78

de Jager Limousin

46

Richmond Ranch

Diamond C Ranch

47

Riverstone Cattle Company

42

Double B Cattle Co.

72

S

Short Grass Limousin

92

E

Eden Meadows Farm

4

Smart Limousin

96

Edwards Limousin

44

Southbridge Limousin

94

Excel Ranches

23

Stewart Limousin

F

Fort Ellice Limousin

94

Stockmens Insurance

97

Fouillard Limousin

93

Stoneyview Farm

46

Fully Loaded Bull Sale

51

Symens Brothers Limousin

89

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Gardiner Limousin

95

Symens Land & Cattle Co.

60

Gibson Farms

63

T

Triple R Limousin

92

Greenwood

33

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Venture Livestock Enterprises

71

Gutek Limousin

81

Vaughn Farms

60

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Hansen Limousin

93

W Windy Gables Limousin

Hawkeye Land & Cattle

22

Wulf Cattle Enterprises

67, 95 71 85, BC 1, 93

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n 1986, Grandpa and Grandma “Bernie & Pat Clancy” bought their first Limousin cattle. Grandpa focused on half a dozen top cow families buying proven cows from across Canada and the United States with an emphasis on performance. In 2007, we were fortunate to add the rest of Grandpa's herd to ours. He left us a great group of milky, high functioning cattle. As the beef industry changes and our family grows, we are constantly reminded of the hard work and humble integrity he worked with. It’s our family's mission to follow the footsteps of the early breeders and deliver cattle that will carry on the legacy of Limousin in Canada.

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY Ben & Jennie-Ruth Belanger and Family PHONE 705-875-0020 4510 Hwy 7 RR#1 Omemee, Ontario K0L 2W0

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