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ISSUE 14 FALL 2018

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE Western Canadian youth review Casper College Judging Camp

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Passion, Persistence, Patience – Katie Elmhirst's formula for success Judge's profle – Craig Wilgenbusch to sort Olds Fall Classic


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Welcome to Issue No. 14 of Top Stock. I can't believe that summer is over and it is time for fall show season. It was a great summer for showing cattle. First and foremost, this issue features the results from an extremely competitive run of summer junior shows. For me, as much as the cattle brought out have epitomized quality, I'm most amazed at the development of our youth in recent years. I believe they are set-up to be wellrounded and educated cattlemen and that is a credit to the show organizers for looking beyond conformation classes. I offer my thanks to all those volunteers for working tirelessly in the background to co-ordinate sometimes hectic schedules to the benefit of our youth. As the nights cool, we have brought you some good reading material in the fall issue of Top Stock. For the first time ever, we are excited to profile the judge of Olds Fall Classic on page 18. Craig Wilgenbusch of Halbrite, Saskatchewan will bring a fresh perspective to the show ring. From the other side of the country, we managed to catch up with Katie Elmhirst on page 26. She can normally be found on the Eastern Canadian show circuit but at the time of our interview, she was competing in the National Young Show Stars event in the UK. Finally, two young cattlemen talk about their experience with the Casper College judging camp, a partnership event with the Swift Current Young Ranchman's show that just passed in late August. Read their story on page 64, which is of particular interest to youth looking to brush up on their judging skills. As we gear up for the fall sales season, we would like to remind you that the deadline for booking your ad for the late fall issue is September 25. This issue will be published by Nov. 1, and we will be given out complimentary copies at Edmonton’s Farmfair, the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, and Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. As our most widely distributed issue of the year, this is a great way to promote your fall and winter purebred sales. This is, of course, our last issue for the year so if you have a December or early January sale, this is the issue for you! See you on the show road! – Katie Songer, Editor

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A Producer's Eye

Catching up with Olds Fall Classic Judge Craig Wilgenbusch about their family operation

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Passion, Persistence, Patience Katie Elmhirst's formula for success

Hands-on Experience Western Canadian youth evaluate judging camp

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a producer's eye

BRINGING

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TO OLDS FALL CLASSIC

Catching up with Craig Wilgenbusch about their Charolais operation

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raig Wilgenbusch will be judging at the Olds Fall Classic, October 5 – 7. While he describes himself as “young” in the judge role, his dedication to quality beef production means that for him, cattle showing is much more than just a contest.

Craig and his wife Tricia operate Wilgenbusch Charolais along with Craig’s mother Brenda (and their two-year-old daughter Harper). Their farm is near Halbrite, Saskatchewan, southeast of Weyburn.

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“We're huge on structure and functionality,” Craig said. “They’ve got to have a look to them. Being on the production side, that's our bread and butter here. At the end of the day they're all going to end up in the feedlot, so we're looking for cattle that'll still yield and produce a superior carcass.”

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"You can't breed them all the same and expect the same result. That's why we use a diverse group of bulls. They each bring something to the table that we're searching for."

Craig’s father started with 15 cows in the early 1990s. They now have upwards of 450 head, running an annual bull sale in April and a biennial female sale every other December. “We have numbers but we're also producing quality,” Craig said. “Having the younger females outproducing our older females is definitely a goal down the road, maintaining that our young females are producing and working well.” And as seed stock producers, “our bulls have to work and they have to have some longevity in them. “Structure, and feet and leg is our biggest push, especially when we're selling bulls.”

Top Left Craig, Tricia and their daughter Harper manage the day-today operations of their family farm. ©© Wilgenbusch Family

Top Right A customer looks over the very consistent offering at the Wilgenbusch's 2018 bull sale. ©© Karen Bleasdale Photography

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Craig says their program stays on top of the newer Charolais genetics, and selects what will pair well with an intended dam. “Some people wonder why we use so many different sires. It’s because each cow is different,” he said. Since they are constantly striving to improve their cow herd, they have to keep the maternal side in mind when selecting bulls.

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“You can't breed them all the same and expect the same result. That's why we use a diverse group of bulls, they each bring something to the table that we're searching for,” Craig said The operation can boast its share of major accomplishments. Tricia says the success of their first female sale three years ago was the culmination of a long effort. “Our first female sale in 2015 was definitely a long-term goal that we had from the last 15 years,” she said. “We were able to get it together and to continue to grow with that sale, and that’s ranked really high on our accomplishments list.” They have had the second highest-selling bull in Canada, JWX Downtown 7C, and the national champion female in 2014, JWX Abby 706A. Beyond their breeding success, the family takes pride in welcoming the Charolais community to visit their operation. “I think the highlight for Wilgenbusch Charolais is welcoming international breeders from around the world to tour our farm,” Tricia said. “We've hosted quite a variety of different events over the years, including a Norwegian and Swedish tour at last year’s Agribition.” They also hosted members of the World Charolais Congress in 2015. Their approach to breeding is reflected in Craig’s judging preferences. Each breed of animal offers its own strengths in different traits, and producers should be able to depend on the genetics to deliver the desired qualities, he said.

Bottom Left Craig hosts some of the 42 delegates from Norway who visited his farm after Agribition in 2017. ©© Charolais Banner

“Definitely you have to appreciate each breed for what they bring the table, or else we'd only have one breed, right? So I don't think you can be a one-sided judge. You have to judge each breed according to its own merits.”

Bottom Right Craig visiting with two breeders from Sweden when they hosted a tour of the operation for the World Charolais Technical Conference in 2015. ©© Charolais Banner

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Shows matter, Craig said, because they’re an important marketing tool for breeders and they allow comparisons of genetics and breeding programs. The Wilgenbusches usually show at Brandon and at Agribition every year. This year they plan to be at Farm Fair as well. Shows are also important for getting young people involved. “I think it's huge for our youth in the industry. It cultivates so many kids into showing cattle and being involved in cattle in the future. I think it is instrumental

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"I think it's huge for our youth in the industry. It cultivates so many kids into showing cattle and being involved in cattle in the future. I think it is instrumental to show cattle and have young people involved in this."

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Top Right & Left The Wilgenbusch farm on their annual "North of the 49th" Bull Sale day in 2018. ©© Karen Bleasdale Photography

Above Right Craig follows a bull into the ring for their 2018 sale, which averaged $7,238 on 83 1/4 bulls. ©© Karen Bleasdale Photography

Right Craig shows one of their heifer calves in the highly competitive 2017 Agribition Charolais show. ©© ShowChampions


to show cattle and have young people involved in this,” Craig said.

people. As he puts it, it’s a people business first; the cattle come second.

“The homework and effort that these kids put in at home nowadays is tremendous and really puts some good roots in them.”

That idea comes through in his advice for exhibitors. “Be proud of what you’re doing and the product you’re raising,” Craig said. “And never stop promoting your breed or your cattle.”

It’s a lesson he learned from his father. “Customer service and the work ethic, and never stop working to produce a better product. And don’t settle for average.” In fact, he says, the beef industry has no greater strength than the quality of its

As Tricia says, “be a spokesperson for your breed. You’re representing your breed, and your farm, and your family.”

Acknowledgements Special thanks to the Charolais Banner (Helge & Candace By) and Karen Bleasdale Photography for generously supplying the photos for this article.

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Katie Elmhirst (left) with her team-mates Travis Fulford & Connor Rodger as they represent Team Canada in the National Young Show Stars Competition in the UK. ©© Photo courtesy Tessa Warby

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op Stock reached Katie Elmhirst in England last month.

As one of the top exhibitors at the 2017 National Junior Beef Heifer Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Katie was invited to write an essay and compete for a trip to the UK. Katie’s essay won her the opportunity to compete at the National Young Show Stars show in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Team Canada placed third in the beef section of the show. The event also includes dairy and dual-purpose cattle, and sheep. Katie has won her share of honours as a junior showperson. “I’ve been showing since I could walk,” she said. She has shown in fairs local to her family’s farm in Indian River, Ontario, and she often

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travels to the US to compete in shows like the Keystone International and the New York State Fair. But her favourite is “definitely the Royal,” she says. “Everybody looks forward to it. It’s a big deal – the biggest show in eastern Canada. And for competition, it has the biggest numbers. “And it’s in the big city.”

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"I’ve been showing since I could walk." Both of her biggest achievements in the show ring came at the Royal. In 2013, at the age of 11, she won Reserve Champion Showperson with a calf named Aphrodite. In 2016 she was Champion Junior Showperson with her heifer Cherry Bomb. Katie’s family, which includes parents Billy and Juanita and brother Owen, operates Indian River Cattle Company, and also helps her grandparents Grant and Mary Elmhirst at Elmlodge Polled Herefords. Each operation runs about 70 head of polled Herefords, Simmental and Angus.

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It’s not surprising that her family has been Katie’s strongest influence. Her parents have reinforced what she calls the three Ps of success: passion, persistence, and patience. After all, even in the junior show ring, there is no such thing as an overnight success.

Above Elmhirst puts her skills to work in the National Young Show Stars Competition.

“It takes a long time,” Katie said. “I was awful at the beginning, my parents just threw their hands up.”

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But her experience isn’t limited to show animals, which she says gives her an advantage in the ring. “I work on 10 to 20 head every day,

©© Photo courtesy of Tessa Warby

Left Top Elmhirst competing in the Showmanship portion of the National Junior Beef Heifer show. Left Bottom IRCC Cherry Bomb 513C captures the Reserve Champion title in the Royal's Junior Beef Heifer show in 2016 under judge Bob Goble. ©© Top Stock

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so I’m comfortable with cattle,” she said. “A lot of kids only work with four or five cattle a year.” For all the work she puts in, what has showing given her? “Well, I’m in the UK right now,” she said. She also credits her show career for teaching her leadership skills (“I’m bossy in the barn,” she says), teamwork, patience, and public speaking ability. Katie is currently in Grade 11, and is looking to study agriculture business, marketing, or large animal chiropractic at a US college after graduating from high school.

Right Katie is a fixture on the Ontario junior show circuit with Championship titles in many breeds to her name in 2018. ©© Show Champions

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SHOW RESULTS

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JULY 7-8, 2018 Âť PETERBOROUGH, ON Judge: Steve Burgomaster Photos: Juanita Elmhirst

Grand Champion Bull

Brendale Premier Eldorado, Madison Ethier

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Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Elm-Lodge Emperor 67E, Owen Elmhirst

Grand Champion Female

Elm-Lodge Emerald 25E, Katie Elmhirst

Reserve Champion Female

T/R Strawberry Wine E77 ET, Madison Ethier

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Reserve Supreme Female, Champion Shorthorn Shadybrook Augusta Pride 11E, Olivia Dempsey

Supreme Champion Female, Champion Angus Female TMA 5047 Zimmie 23A, Mark Sample

Reserve Supreme Bull, Reserve Angus Bull The Mac Dowling 1E, Mark Sample

Supreme Champion Bull, Grand Champion Angus Bull THE MAC Tread 11E, Mark Sample

JULY 8, 2018 Âť BROME, QC Judge: Kate Meehan

Champion Simmental Female SANE UPG Garnette 128D Jade Noiseux

Reserve Simmental Female SANE WT Garnette 223E Jade Noiseux

Champion Simmental Bull Riverside Flash 4F River Morse

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Reserve Shorthorn Female Shadybrook Perfect Fool 60D Samuel Dempsey

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Reserve Champion Jackpot Steer Ryley & Toby Noble, Cassidy Serhienko

Grand Champion Jackpot Steer

Nostadt Show Cattle, Oattes Cattle & Katie Serhienko

Reserve Champion Jackpot Steer Jayden & Jaxon Payne

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Grand Champion Jackpot Heifer Boss Lake Genetics

Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

Junior Champion British Female Justice Allen

Junior Champion Female, Champion European Female Izzy Pratt 034

Junior Reserve British Female Jenaya Ferguson

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Overall Reserve Junior Champion Female, Junior Reserve European Female Jael Allen


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Supreme Champion Purebred Female, Champion Purebred Simmental Female Early Sunset Lady 34D, Wyatt Bradford

Supreme Champion Commercial Female, Champion Commercial Simmental Female Bailey Wauters 036

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JULY 9-13, 2018 Âť OLDS, AB Photos: Grant Rolston Photography Inc.

Champion Purebred Angus TOWAW Duchess 412D, Thomas Wildman

Champion Purebred Red Angus Red Rainbow Lark 9E, Baxter Blair

Champion Purebred Charolais MMM Lady Di 60D, Reegan McLeod

Reserve Purebred Angus GGA Conanga 2E, Luke Haggart

Reserve Purebred Red Angus Red Cinder Freyja 29E, Brynne Yoder

Reserve Purebred Charolais McKeary's Julie 719E, Logan Jamieson

Champion Purebred Hereford MCKY Miss Harmony 5379, Sydney McMillin

Champion Purebred Maine-Anjou Miss Rusylvia Dream 49D, Taylor Pashulka

Reserve Purebred Simmental Boss Lake Ms Pocahontas 710E, Trinity Martin

Reserve Purebred Hereford GH Overdrive Elise 5E, Brandon Fraser

Reserve Purebred Maine-Anjou Miss Rusylvia Elite 83E, Riley Pashulka

Champion Purebred AOB DJS Anndelle HC 712, Prairie McNeely

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JULY 9-13, 2018 Âť OLDS, AB Photos: Grant Rolston Photography Inc.

Champion Commercial Angus Trinity Martin

Champion Commercial Red Angus Koal Sammons

Champion Commercial Charolais Cole Reid

Reserve Commercial Angus Riley Pashulka

Reserve Commercial Red Angus Jill McLerie

Reserve Commercial Charolais Amanda McLeod

Champion Commercial Hereford Jenaya Moore

Champion Commercial Mainetainer Bailey Wauters

Reserve Commercial Simmental Kylie Sibbald

Reserve Purebred AOB (No Pic) Walsh Polled Erika, Carlee Nikiforuk

Reserve Commercial Hereford Shae-lynn Beattie

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Reserve Commercial Mainetainer Bronwynn Frenzel

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Reserve Champion Jackpot Heifer

Grand Champion Jackpot Heifer

GGA Conanga 2E, Luke Haggart

Red Rainbow Lark 9E, Baxter Blair

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Champion Commercial AOB Paige Thompson

Reserve Commercial AOB Delanie Knull

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Reserve Champion Owned Female Jamesview Queen 22E, Brent Clysdale

GF Allegra 200E, Lauren Irvine

Reserve Champion Open Female Vos Vegas Black Pearl 6E, Hailie Conley

Grand Champion Open Female

WMC Favorite 56Y, Carson Liebreich

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Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female Polestar Queen Maleficient, Denver Bolton 042

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Grand Champion Bull

Lazy JB Compound Effect 6011, Cole Fallis Reserve Champion Bull Polestar American Pie, Denver Bolton

Reserve Champion Commercial Female Bailey, Ashley McConnell

Grand Champion Commercial Female Kade’s Hartley 34A, Kade Earley

Reserve Champion Steer Ashley McConnell

Grand Champion Steer Chris Hargrave

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Reserve Champion Female Stonewood Wendy 8E, Brittany Sherry

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Grand Champion Female

Elm-Lodge Easy-On-The-Eyes 43E, Katie Elmhirst

Champion Heifer Calf Kal's 90X Frances 1F, Kalley Thorne

Champion Junior Yearling Heifer Elm-Lodge Enchanted 65E, Katie Elmhirst

Champion Cow/Calf Pair Stonewood Wendy 13D, Krista Whelan

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Earlybird 23B 9C Candy 4F, Reggie Raymond

Reserve Junior Yearling Heifer Mast-R Evermore 15E, Clayton Cameron

Reserve Cow/Calf Pair Mast-R Divine 10D, Colt Mastine

Supreme Semen Donation & Ch Female Hip-Hop Emma 6E, Victoria Austin

Champion Semen Donation Bull TEEG 23B Fireball 811F, Teegan Hyndman

Reserve Semen Donation Female TEEG 8X Miss Universe 710E, Teegan Hyndman

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JULY 17-21, 2018 Âť ST. HYACINTHE, QC Judge: Olivier Isabel, David Sample Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Bull Elm-Lodge Emperor 67E, Katie Elmhirst

OLTN 10Y Excalibur ET 14E, Levi Rimke

Champion Bull Calf Mast-R Franchise 1F, Colt Mastine

Grand Champion Steer Kalin Schrader

Champion Commercial Female Adrianna Whalen

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Double-H General 402F, Katie Cox

Reserve Champion Steer Christopher Bell

Reserve Commercial Female Mercedes Mastine

Supreme Bred & Owned, Champ Bred & Owned Female Elm-Lodge Enchanted 65E, Katie Elmhirst

Reserve Bred & Owned Female KIDS 521X Charity 1T 8C, Rebecca Hess

Champion Bred & Owned Bull Beaumont F 485T Edeem 63E, Francis Beaumont

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Reserve Bred & Owned Bull RRF Fleury 9F, Mercedes Mastine

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Grand Champion Open Female

Grand Champion Open Male

Reserve Grand Champion Open Female

Reserve Grand Champion Open Male, Champion Bred & Owned Male  DYLN Freight Train 106F, Dylan Foley

XCEL Sheeza Gem 407A & XCEL Sheeza Sapphire 402F, Morgan MacIntyre

HPF Cottontail E041, Cassidy Pinkham

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Bull JCLM Fonzi, Madison Boal

Ironhill Rollin Thunder, Chiara Farina

Champion Commercial Female Cameron Fullout 24F, Hannah Cameron

Champion Bred & Owned Female Jock River Always Frisky & Jock River Frankie, Aubrie Mowat

oycsa trillium classic JULY 20–22, 2018 » NAVAN, ON Photos: Morgan MacIntyre Reserve Champion Commercial Female JASE Queen Alanna & Jase Fergy, Sally Stillman 046

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Reserve Bred & Owned Female JCLS Flek Of Gold, Colby Boal


Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Female

Reserve Champion Bull

HBC Echo 614D, Justin Harcourt

McCaw Pandora 4E, Larissa Rutten

HBC Guerrero 812F, Justin Harcourt

LAE 880F, Calina Evans

canadian charolais youth conference national show JULY 28, 2018 Âť BRANDON, MB Judge: Donna & Carman Jackson Photos: Charolais Banner Champion Commercial Female Peach 3E, Larissa Rutten

Reserve Commercial Female Harper, Kaden Bec

Champion Market Steer Shelby Evans Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Reserve Market Steer Haley Debenham 047


JULY 28, 2018 » BEACHBURG, ON Judge: Justin Lasby

Supreme Champion Bull

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Supreme Champion Female

Lazy JB Compound Effect 6011D Fallis Land & Cattle/Cedarview Angus

IRCC Debutante 634D Indian River Cattle Company/Dudgeon Land and Cattle

mrpm countryfest JULY 28, 2018 » MAPLE RIDGE, BC Judge: Jim Grant  Photos: Quentin Jones

Reserve Champion Steer Layla Dorko

Supreme Champion Female Scott Brady

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Grand Champion Steer Emalee Higgins

Champion Yearling Heifer Amanda McGillivray

Reserve Yearling Heifer Kelty Brady

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Reserve Cow/Calf Pair Layla Dorko


Supreme Champion Female (Junior Show)

Grand Champion Jackpot Steer

Riley Pashulka

Toby Noble

vermilion fair JULY 28, 2018 » VERMILION, AB Photos: Josie Pashulka

Reserve Champion Jackpot Steer Kehler Eaton

Grand Champion Female (Open Show), Reserve Champion Female (Junior Show)

Reserve Champion Jackpot Heifer Greenwood Angus

Grand Champion Bull (Open Show)

Grand Champion Jackpot Heifer

Izzy Pratt

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Boss Lake Genetics

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Reserve Champion Female, Res Cow/Calf

Lazy A Desire Me & Lazy A Forever Desire, Brittany Hirschfeld

Grand Champion Female, Champion Cow/Calf

RPY Paynes Blossom 20B & East Coast Flower 829F, Keigan Macdonald

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AUG 1-4, 2018 Âť GREAT VILLAGE, NS Judge: Scott Nesbitt Photos: Jill Renton

Champion Heifer Calf East Coast Flower 829F, Brennan Hoare

Champ Jr Yearling, Champion Bred & Owned McConnells Ella Enchanted, Ashley McConnell

Reserve Senior Yearling Heifer Arcons Extra Charmed, Connor Wiley

Champion Heifer Calf Balamore Famous 832F, Megan Smith

Reserve Junior Yearling Heifer Balamore Ethnic 776E, Camryn Patton

Reserve Senior Yearling Heifer Loyal Line Eleaner, Connor Rodger

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Reserve Champion Bull, Champion Bull Calf Balamore Fortress 823F, Christian Shearer

Reserve Bull Calf Champion Balamore Fully Auto 806F, Olivia Helenia

Grand Champion Bull, Champion Yearling Bull Balamore Endeavor 701E, William Cooper

Champion Bred & Owned Bull McConnells Ernie, Ashley McConnell

Reserve Yearling Bull Champion Balamore Elite 763E, Taylor Stewart

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Champ Jackpot Steer at Perdue and PAEX Rs Champ Commercial Heifer Calf at PAEX

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Champion Angus Female Sunny Grove Ruby 48D, Justin Carvey

Champion Hereford Female CCR 7110 Felecity 59D, Levi Rimke

Champion Shorthorn Female Hawken Erica 6E, Royce Moellenbeck

Champion Simmental Female NAC 36D, Cody Carson

Champion AOB Female TWD Dirty Dancer, Naomi Best

manitoba youth beef round-up Reserve Champion Steer Brock Sigurdson

JULY 28, 2018 Âť MAPLE RIDGE, BC Judges: Chad Hollinger & Austen Anderson Photos: Prairie Pistol Designs (Melissa McRae)

Grand Champion Steer Claire Lavalee

Reserve Angus Female CHL Karama 58C, Levi Best 052

Reserve Hereford Female MAR 719T Miss LA 16E, Levi Rimke

Reserve AOB Female McTavish Sage 87E, Fischer Cavers

Reserve Simmental Female RJP Pocahontas 41E, Cody Carson

Reserve Shorthorn Female Hargrave Tiffaney 13D, Sierra Inglis

Reserve Commercial Female Emily Speers

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Supreme Champion Bull, Champion Angus Bull Wilbar Cattle Co

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Reserve Angus Bull Eldem Cattle Investments

Champion Simmental Bull McIntosh Livestock

Champion Hereford Bull The Cliffs Farm

Champion Angus Female Boss Lake Genetics

Reserve Simmental Bull Peters Simmentals

Reserve Hereford Bull HMS Hi Cliffe

Reserve Angus Female Bar H Land & Cattle

Reserve Simmental Female Black Gold Simmentals

Champion Hereford Female Bar H Land & Cattle

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Supreme Champion Female, Champion Simmental Female Boss Lake Genetics

Champion AOB Bull Harcourt Charolais

Champion AOB Female Harcourt Charolais

Champion Commercial Bull Arch Holdings

Reserve AOB Bull Harcourt Charolais

Reserve AOB Female McCaw Livestock

Reserve Commercial Bull Boss Lake Genetics

Reserve Hereford Female HMS Hi Cliffe

Champion Commercial Female Reid Ranching

Reserve Commercial Bull Arch Holdings

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Reserve Market Steer Jacey Massey

Grand Champion Market Steer Toby Noble

Champion Prospect Steer Arch Holdings

Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) Baxter Blair

Reserve Prospect Steer Connor Njaa

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Reserve Champion Female (Junior Show) Seth McIntosh

Little Lady Classic Jackpot Champion  Luke Haggart

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Princess Classic Jackpot Champion  McIntosh Livestock

SYCSA Tiger Lily Classic Champion  Brynn Whelan

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Grand Champion Bull

Katie Elmhirst

Reserve Champion Female Carley Watson

Carsyn Byrne

Champion ShorthornPlus Bull Morgan MacIntyre & Shelby Crawford

Reserve Champion Bull Austyn Byrne

canadian junior shorthorn show AUGUST 3-5 Âť STRATFORD, ON

Judge: Brad Gilchrist Photos: Barn Girls Photography

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Champion Heifer Calf Olivia Dempsey

Champion Cow/Calf Pair Colin Ormiston

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Maurice Verstraete

Champion Market Animal Spencer Patchell

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Samantha Lundy

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Samantha Lundy

Reserve Champion Yearling Bull William McNiven

Reserve Market Animal Jordan Phillips

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Champion ShorthornPlus Female Morgan MacIntyre & Josie Crawford

Champion Bred & Owned Bull Maurice Verstraete

Champion Bred & Owned Female Jared Scott

Reserve ShorthornPlus Female Sarah Height

Reserve Bred & Owned Bull Blair McGlashan

Reserve Bred & Owned Female Blair McGlashan

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AUG 12-14, 2018 Âť BASHAW, AB Judge: Kyle Lewis Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

Reserve Champion Purebred Female, Res Owned Thomas Wildman

Grand Champion Purebred Female, Champion Owned Female Halley Adams

Reserve Champion Commercial Female Kylie Sibbald

Grand Champion Commercial Female

Champion Bred & Owned Division Brynne Yoder

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Champion Open Division Casey Trefiak 060

Reserve Open Division Kennedy Paget Top Stock Magazine / Show Results

Reserve Bred & Owned Division Thomas Wildman


national junior allbreeds show AUG 12-14, 2018 Âť BASHAW, AB Judge: Chase Miller Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

UFA Supreme Quest Champion Halley Adams

Champion PeeWee Female Scarlett Fowler

Champion Open Female Madison Sibbald

Champion Commercial Female Jacey Massey

Reserve Champion PeeWee Female Hawkin Mader

Reserve Open Female Trinity Martin

Reserve Commercial Female Riley Pashulka

Champion Purebred Female Halley Adams

Reserve Purebred Female Madison Sibbald

Heifer Bracket Champion Brynne Yoder

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ycsa national classic

Reserve Champion Purebred Female Leah Moonglow 38D, Kayla Jones

Grand Champion Purebred Female

WTP MS Sweet Revenge 19C, Brynn Whelan

Champion Purebred Heifer Calf Scott Miss Felicity 6F, Devon Scott

Champion Yearling Heifer RF Joy's Elegance 747E, Kade Rancier

Reserve Ylg Heifer, Champion Bred & Owned Female  BBB Cherry Bomb 2E, Brynn Whelan

Reserve Champion Purebred Heifer Calf Anchor D Fantasia, Mackenzie Skeels

Reserve Bred & Owned Yearling Heifer CHT Miss Endless Joy 8E, Cathryn Thompson

Ch Bred & Owned Cow/Calf, Res B&O Female Garren's Jasmine 227D, Garren Skeels

Champion Bred & Owned Heifer Calf DDF Pure Elegance 81F, Dylan Full

Reserve Bred & Owned Cow/Calf Garren's Jezebel 24C, Garren Skeels

Commercial Champion Heifer Calf CBA Aspyn 77F, Alex Lee

Reserve Bred & Owned Heifer Calf (No Pic)  BBB Colour Me Red 1F, Brynn Whelan 062

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Grand Champion Purebred Bull JT Greater Consensus 113E, Kathryn Dolliver

Champion Purebred Bull Calf YR Burning Flame 519F, J.R. Good

Champion Commercial Bull Calf Bar-A Firestorm 11F, Wyatt Miller

Reserve Champion Purebred Bull Anchor D Shazam 318E, Mackenzie Skeels

Reserve Purebred Bull Calf CBA Caped Crusader 71F, Alex Lee

Reserve Commercial Bull Calf Cinch, Raven Bullee

AUGUST 9-12, 2018 Âť OLDS, AB Judge: Marlin Leblanc Photos: Grant Rolston Photography

Reserve Champion Commercial Female BLG Miss Attitude 601D, Hanna Gregoire

Res Commercial Ch Heifer Calf Bar-A Stormy D 16F, Wyatt Millar

Grand Champion Commercial Female New Trend Sparkle 4C, Jacey Massey

Commercial Champion Yearling Heifer New Trend Jewels Dream 14E, Jacey Massey

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Res Commercial Ch Yearling Heifer Sunny, Levi Martin

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A Hands-on  Ex WORDS BY TIA SCHRAM

Inset Right Photo 2017 Casper College Camp Attendees from left to right: Jordan Dorrance, Riley Pashulka, Cade Wright, & Georgia Pawlitza ©© Mary Kate Robertson

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udging is a skill that all livestock producers, exhibitors and customers must have. Four bright Young Ranchman’s exhibitors got the opportunity to travel to Casper, WY to harness this skill and further their judging resume. “It changes your perspective of the cattle people are showing based on your own personal opinion” says Georgia Pawlitza, four-time Casper camp attendee. Pawlitza was the Intermediate Judging Champion at the Young Ranchman’s show in 2017. Although this was her first year winning the Casper trip through Young Ranchmans, she had been attending the Casper College judging camp for three years prior. “It’s a very hands-on clinic”, Pawlitza mentioned. “The coaches there are exceptional.”

She said she appreciated the college advisors the most, “Just the fact that they take time to walk you through everything and you get to experience everything hands on.” The camp is run by current judging team members and coaches of the Casper team. “Our freshman and sophomore teams will all come back and serve as group leaders, advisors and instructors for the camp. Their expertise is also included in there and I think it is a great opportunity for those kids to associate and help teach the younger kids what their experience was because they are obviously freshly graduated from it.” Jeremy Burkett commented. He added that, “It provides a unique teaching opportunity for [team members] too.”

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Burkett is the head livestock judging coach at Casper and helps coordinate the trip for the Young Ranchmans judging champions. His background is in swine and sheep, something the Canadian judges were able to learn about. Pawlitza appreciated the opportunity to learn more about these two species, as they are not commonly judged in Canadian competitions. She mentioned she had never judged a hog or lamb until attending her first Casper camp at age 10. The camp is three days long with the first two days focusing on the introduction to breeds, terminology and anatomy. On the final day, campers display their skills in a judging competition. Between 100 and 115 campers, ranging

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from beginners to competing freshmen, attend Casper’s judging camp. Burkett has been involved with the camp for nine years and has seen many judges go through the program and continue on to find success in all levels of judging. Burkett is a Casper alumnus himself as he was a member of the judging team for two years. He then attended Colorado State University, where he judged on the Reserve National Championship Team. Derwent native, Riley Pashulka also qualified for the camp this year after earning 2017 Senior Champion Judge at Young Ranchmans. This was Pashulka’s first year attending the Young Ranchman’s show. He commended the show for the exceptional organization and atmosphere.

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Pashulka was awarded a trip to the 2018 National Western Stock Show and competed in the 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) judging competition in Denver, CO. Having had success with judging prior to the trip, Pashulka focused on terminology and the organization of his reasons. The 17-year-old said, “there’s definitely lots to learn,” referring to improving his judging skills. Although he has two years left of high school, he is considering judging collegiately. Pawlitza, on the other hand, already has her sights set on Casper College. Until then, she plans on continuing to attend their judging camp. The 2019 camp will be held June 24-26 and Pawlitza highly encourages everyone eligible to attend.


“It has had such an impact on the way I view the industry and cattle, sheep and hogs.” Young Ranchman exhibitors partake in individual judging, with the top judges advancing to team judging where the champions are selected. Pashulka and Pawlitza were champions in their respective divisions at the 2017 show. Cade Wright and Jordan Dorrance also attended the judging camp as the pee wee and junior trip qualifiers from the Young Ranchmans show. Cade placed seventh overall in the junior division at the Casper Camp. Both Pashulka and Pawlitza admire the family atmosphere the Young Ranchmans show provides juniors. Pawlitza compared this to the environment of the camp. “They’re kind of just like a big family down there.” Through the Casper camp, Pawlitza

has met and remains in contact with fellow Hereford breeders and juniors across the United States. The connections Pawlitza has made are not exclusive to Americans. She talked about how the trip has brought her closer to her fellow Canadian exhibitors as well. “I didn’t know some of those kids very well, but now I talk to some of them daily,” she added. The northern judges are not the only ones with feelings like this towards the camp. Coaches like Burkett also develop relationships through the camp experience. “We have multiple kids that have been repeat campers year in and year out. Seeing them grow and develop and seeing them coming in as young people and growing up into young adults is probably one of the more rewarding parts of the camp.” Burkett continued to say that seeing campers go on to find success at local judging competitions

Above Riley Pashulka shows at the 2017 Young Ranchman's show, where he won his trip to Casper College. ©© Top Stock

Right Georgia Pawlitza helps round-up cattle on her family's ranch, Hills Galore Stock Farm. ©© Mary Kate Robertson

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Right Judging education programs have become a mainstay at Junior Events, such as the Regina Spring Steer and Heifer show (pictured). ©© ShowChampions

Bottom Left Riley exhibits a heifer at the 2017 Agribition Junior Beef Extreme show. ©© ShowChampions

Bottom Right Georgia (2nd from Right) helps exhibit pen bulls at the 2017 National Western Stock Show. ©© ShowChampions

"I think that program has been very beneficial to developing and helping youth promote their education... Casper is very hands on..."

and seeing results, as they become more competitive are also joys of the camp. Pawlitza has had tremendous local success and credits the Casper camp for making her the judge she is today. She mentioned that since attending the Casper judging camp she has become a twotime regional 4-H champion judge and a Summer Synergy champion in judging as well. She advises future campers to “do your best to take it all in.” Burkett says the best way to prepare for a judging camp like Casper is to “come with an open mind and willingness to learn.” When asked about his impression of the Canadian judges he replied with, “I think that program has been very beneficial to developing and helping youth promote their education.” He went on

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to say that the opportunities Casper offers for agricultural enthusiasts is abundant. “Casper is very hands on and a lot of our degree programs from Agriculture Communications, Agriculture Education, Animal Science (and) Ranch Management are very productive degrees.” Pawlitza and Pashulka expressed similar responses when describing the importance of judging. “I think it is a huge part of the industry”, Pawlitza mentioned. “We are wanting to raise structurally correct, easy-doing females and bulls that we can raise big bull calves and big heifer calves off of.” She summarized the importance of the skill as, “It is really important to get out there and judge and be able to know what you’re looking at, so, in the future, if you want to go and build a herd for yourself or build up a name for yourself in the cattle

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industry, you can apply what you have learned and do what’s right for your company.” Both judges enjoy giving oral reasons because of the opportunity it provides to express their individual opinions. Pashulka described his passion for reasons as, “It gives you a chance to voice your opinion and how you like and don’t like things.” Pashulka’s values stayed the same throughout the camp; however, his reasons improved as a result of the Casper camp. After thanking the Young Ranchmans show committee and Casper College for the opportunities they provided these four juniors, Pashulka described his experience in one word, “unreal”. Although having advanced judging skills is an asset in the livestock industry, the experience of the Casper camp provided more than just a “how-to”. It gave these junior exhibitors a chance to connect with breeders and exhibitors across the continent, making memories while pursuing their passoion. Through opportunities like the Casper College judging camp, the Young Ranchmans Show continues to encourage a desire and a passion for livestock judging.

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Nu-Haven Cattle Co Field Day & Sale

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Rocky Coulee Ranch Prospect Steer & Heifer Sale

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Ladies of the Fall Speckle Park Production Sale

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Hants County Exhibition

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Acton Fall Fair

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Brampton Angus Preview Show

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Manitoba Ag Ex

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Toronto, ON

Farmfair International

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Rusylvia Cattle

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Calgary Stampede

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Canadian Charolais Association

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Lucky Springs Farms

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Canadian Maine Anjou Association

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Merit Cattle Co

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Tru-Test

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Canadian Sires

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Vandy Cattle

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The Cliffs Farm

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Olds Regional Exhibition

53

Weaver Leather & Livestock

11

Codiak Acres

16

Poplar Meadows Angus

12

Wise Maine Anjou Ranch

Colgan's Cattle

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Remitall West

4

Crossing Creek Cattle

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River Hill Farm

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SEPT PROSPECT STEER & HEIFER SALE

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