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Looking for Good Ones

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CANADIAN JUNIOR ANGUS ▶▶ The Young Canadian Simmental Association would like to thank the Quebec Simmental Association, as well as the Canadian Simmental Association, for hosting a fantastic Junior National Show and Convention this year. ▶▶ We would like to thank our past board members Lisa Reich, Montana Stillman-Loyst, Allison Booth and Connor Morse for all their dedicated work on the national board. ▶▶ Krista Whalen has signed on for another year as President of the YCSA, Mackenzie Skeels as 1st Vice-President, Katie Elmhirst as 2nd VicePresident. They will be working alongside Gracie Falconer, Dwayne Whelan, Travis Edwards, Jade Noiseaux, and Jesse Swinamer. ▶▶ Terry Ennis of Gloucester, Ontario and Lucas Williams of East Garafraxa, Ontario were awarded a trip to the American Junior Simmental Association National Classic in 2020.

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JUDGE INTERVIEW

"Looking for

” Good ones WORDS BY JEFF GAYE

I

t’s the classic love story: boy with

crossbred calves, which are quite fine in

both have an appreciation of every

Herefords meets girl with Angus.

our world too.”

breed’s specific attributes. This has

Scott and Paula Cornish, who will be

Paula and Scott were both on the judging

judging conformation at the National Junior

team at Guelph, and have lately been

“I think everybody that breeds cattle

Beef Heifer Show at the Royal Winter

judging as a duo.

should look at other breeds, and how

Fair, got to know each other through showing and judging at the University of Guelph. Now they are married with a farm and a family of their own. Each still has a soft spot for their favourite cattle breed, so they raise an equal number of Herefords and Angus with a few crosses in the mix. As Paula tells it, “We own 300 acres and we have two kids, a dog, chickens… kind of sounds like a country song, doesn't it?” They run about 80 head at their Indian River, Ontario operation—almost half

Scott says they started getting judging invitations because they were active in the industry, had a collegiate judging background, and people liked their cattle. The dual approach isn’t seen in beef shows as much as it is in dairy, but Paula says she and Scott like the same things and usually have no trouble agreeing on their selections.

helped them in their judging.

they progress and what they're doing,” he said. “I think definitely having Hereford and Angus, you see the good parts and the shortcomings of each breed and you learn from that for sure. “In judging you're quite often asked to judge a breed that isn't one that you've raised or are partial to. And you have to learn what that breed really is about, and accommodate what those breeders are

“You know we've been together for 22

trying to do, and judge accordingly.”

years. It's a long time,” she said. “And the

In Toronto they’ll be judging a lot of

beauty of it is we see cattle very similarly.

cattle—330 entries from all different breeds

are purebred Hereford, and almost half

“A lot of people ask us, ‘who wins if

plus commercial cows and crossbreds. So

are purebred Angus.

somebody doesn't agree?’ but honestly

what will they be looking for?

we usually see them pretty close. And if

“Good ones,” Scott said, half-joking.

we don't see them close, we talk about

Paula was a bit more specific.

“Neither one of us was willing to give up their breed of choice, so for the most part we've kind of kept it at an even number,” Paula said. “We’ll breed two

what we like or don't like and we come to an agreement.”

“We're pretty big on functionality,” she said. “I'm a banker by trade, and I tell my

cycles artificially, and then we'll turn in

And Scott says that since each of them

clients you know what, ribbons don't go

our walking bulls. So we do always end

came from a background in one breed

through the bank machine, and we don't

up with a few Angus-Hereford

and had to learn about the other, they

take those as money.

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“It's fun to show. We love it, that's why we do it.

“Some people don't see that, but if you look at

That's what gets our heart rate up and that's where

anyone that's successful in the industry whether

we spend a lot of our money. But at some point after

they're a feedlot or cattle buyer or even some

their show career, these cows have got to be cows.

packers, they have a link to being involved with 4-H

So we're going to look for structure, we're to look for

or junior associations. So I think it's getting kids

functional cows, beef cows that look nice now and

involved with cattle—learning the fundamentals,

are still going to look nice down the road.

how they eat, how they grow, what you need to do

“And good ones—we’re going to look for good ones.

with them,” he said.

It doesn’t matter what colour, they can be pink or

“And then just some basic economics around

purple with polka dots, we just like them to look like

the business, to be quite honest with you. I think

a good one.”

everybody needs to know how the business works

Paula and Scott are both clear that the show business

and how you should market your cattle.”

is part of, not separate from, the beef business. Paula

And for heaven’s sake, Paula says, let young people

credits the late Ross Bailey for showing her how and

get their hands dirty.

why to get involved with industry associations and breed associations. He taught her that the industry is a “people business,” where there’s knowledge and connections to be gained from working together.

“A big part of keeping juniors involved is letting them do stuff,” she said. “We know a lot of young kids. We'll let them come and help us at the Royal, and we'll let them fit our cattle. The best way they're

She and Scott both also credit their families for

going to learn is to be able to do that. And probably

getting them involved and supporting them as they

one of the best ways to learn is by your mistakes, I

were learning the ropes.

think that's really important.”

Everything in the beef business starts with young

Their own kids are 9 and 11, and have already started

people, they both say. Scott says 4-H and junior

helping out on the farm. The older one can get

associations are crucial to the future of the industry.

frustrated if he makes a mistake sorting cattle, but

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Scott and Paula try to reassure him it’s not a big deal. “That's the way you learn, Paula said. “They'll never learn the Top Left Paula competes in the Hereford show at the Royal with Whiskey Lane stock. ©© Show Champions

Top Right Scott and Paula judged the National Charolais show at 2018's Royal Winter Fair. ©© Show Champions

business and never grow and have the passion if they've never had a chance to realize how exciting it is, and how fun it is, and how rewarding it can be, if they just get to sit on the sidelines.” As producers, exhibitors, and judges, Scott and Paula have some insights that can help young people in the show ring. Scott says one tip that might not help you on show day, but will make a big difference down the road, is to look around.

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JUDGE INTERVIEW

“If you’re fourth, look at who was first or

Paula says that attitude goes hand-in-

if you didn’t catch the judge’s eye on

third and why they were there. And look

hand with being a gracious loser. “We

a given day, you might have just what

at the ones who placed below you and

all go to win. If someone tries to tell

a breeder is looking for. As he puts it,

see why they were there. You can learn

you that they're not there to win it, you

“it's pretty rare that the judge buys your

from that,” he said.

wonder why they even go,” she said.

cattle. It's usually someone else.”

“I think a lot of people go away from a

“It's very important to learn how to be

For all the challenges the beef sector

show and they're fourth, but they’re mad

a gracious loser one way or another,

at the judge. They don't know why, and

because there's always going to be

about its strengths. Scott says the

they don't listen.”

another show and there's always going

industry’s key strength is “we can

to be a different judge.”

convert [crappy] forage or grass into a

whether you finish fifth or tenth—or

Scott adds a very good point: win or lose,

usable product.

even first. “It helps to know why you got

the show is a chance to get your animal

“And we can do that in different ways.

there,” he said.

in front of potential customers. Even

We have the genetic diversity that we can

Every show is an opportunity to learn,

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faces, the Cornishes have a lot to say


“...our strength is no matter where you are, we can take advantage of our resources and make them even more effective. Those are great things in a free market system. We're competitive worldwide right now...” do it with corn silage in Ontario or we can do it with grass in Wyoming. Some people in our industry think everything should be the same. Other proteins are— the chickens and hogs are all the same thing,” he said. “But our strength is no matter where you are, we can take advantage of our resources and make them even more effective. Those are great things in a free market system. We're competitive worldwide right now, as long as the government lets us do that.” And Paula says there’s something special about cattle people. “You look around at a bunch of different industries, sometimes there's a lot of turmoil or arguing,” she said. “But we've met some really great people in the beef industry, and I think we carry that through and are teaching our kids that it's a great industry to be part of.” Their own aspiration, having already won twice with Herefords (“Sassy” in ’07 and “Wish” in ’09), is to be premier breeders at the Royal Winter Fair with both Herefords and Angus—though not necessarily in the same year.

Scott competes in the Hereford show at the Royal with Whiskey Lane stock. ©© Show Champions

“If you can breed enough good cattle that you can win that award, I think that’s the cream of the crop,” Paula said. “And it doesn't have to be yourself exhibiting them. That's the beauty of the premier

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breeder award is that it's just got to be your prefix, you've got to have bred those cattle. It's even better if you've got cattle that you've sold and they’re in other people's strings.” For a family that is immersed in the industry, judging is certainly more than a hobby. It’s part of their fully-integrated involvement in breeding and raising good beef cattle. But still, it’s something they enjoy doing together. “I enjoy judging with Scott,” Paula said. “It's fun for us to do. Within the last five years we have really taken on this ‘together’ thing, and we've been asked a little bit more often. “Lots of people golf; we like cows.”

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SPECIAL FEATURE

"I've got two words for you –

” Stock Talk WORDS BY JEFF GAYE

W

hen Trevor Kirkpatrick wanted to listen to an informative podcast

about showing livestock, he couldn’t find one.

closely together, they live and work in

“There was a huge learning curve,”

separate states—Cory lives in Illinois,

Trevor said. “There was a bunch of trial

and Trevor lives in Ohio.

and error and there was a bunch of late-

The differences don’t end there.

night YouTube video-watching of how to create a podcast.”

“So my brain got to spinning and I did

Cory followed a traditional route into

some research on how to start a podcast

agriculture and livestock showing,

The technical details, like recording and

having grown up on the family farm. He

editing, came in baby steps. But Trevor

followed his father into showing stock.

and Cory have been on the same page

and how hard it would be,” he said. He called his friend Cory Edge and left a message. “I said hey, I'm thinking about starting a livestock podcast. What do you think?”

Trevor’s introduction to livestock was a little bit less conventional. He grew up in the suburbs, but his extended family still

since Day One about how they want to approach the project. It has paid off in a smart, professional production, but one that never comes off as glib or slick.

Cory called back and left a voicemail of

farmed. He was inspired by his great-

his own—Trevor still has it saved. “He

uncle Jim McCoy to go into the show

said man, not only do I want you to do it,

industry, learning the ins and outs of

approach.

I think I want to be a part of it.”

showing pigs.

“Not only are we best friends, we're also

Cory remembers it well. “I said I've got

Podcasting is such a fast-growing

good business partners,” Trevor said.

two words for you: Stock Talk.”

medium, you might think that anyone

“Before we thought this would even

Trevor and Cory have been friends since

could do it. And to a certain extent, that’s

become a business, he came to Ohio

they attended Black Hawk College in

true—but not everyone does it well.

here. We sat down for a couple hours and

Illinois together. Physically, they are a

Trevor and Cory had a lot to learn, both

put everything on paper and said hey

bit of a mismatch, with Cory a good deal

on the technical side and as content

you know, first and foremost we're best

taller than Trevor. And while they work

creators.

friends and I don't want to lose that.

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It all comes down to the partners’ shared


 Listen Now

Trevor Kirkpatrick, one half of the livestock podcasting duo that makes up "Stock Talk". ©© Stock Talk

EPISODE #16 "CLEAN AND DRY" TODD CALDWELL

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 Listen Now

EPISODE #20 "LIVE FROM THE EXPOSITION" DAN HOGE

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Left Stock Talk Guest Dan Hoge sorts the Barrows at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. ©© ShowChampions

Right Trevor Kirkpatrick and Cory Edge interview the legendary Dan Hoge at the Exposition (formerly the World Pork Expo). ©© Stock Talk

“Partnerships are very hard. But this has been a very easy one because we have the same kind of values in mind. We bounce off each other very well.” Both men have worked primarily with pigs, but Stock Talk is about the livestock showing industry regardless of species. Cory’s background includes cattle, sheep and goats, and that helps the two of them to relate to guests and listeners throughout the industry. Cory says the show has come a long way.

"Part of having a successful podcast is interacting with your audience, being a good interviewer, and making sure that your content is relevant." “If you don't have those three things

“We want this to be a phone

you may as well not even think about

conversation,” Cory said. “You know, if

starting a podcast, because the technical

you were calling up a buddy or a mentor

“If people want to see the learning curve that Trevor and I have gone through, all they have to do is listen to our first episode with Jim McCoy, and then listen to our most recent episode,” he said. The technical improvement is obvious, but the real progress has been in the way he and Trevor have grown as hosts.

side is challenging enough. But if you

or somebody at 8:00 in the morning

“Part of having a successful podcast is interacting with your audience, being a good interviewer, and making sure that your content is relevant,” Cory said.

can't interview somebody or bring good content to a show your podcast is going to die pretty quick.”

because you had a thought about something after you got done feeding for the day, or you went out and talked to him in the barn or something like

The easy-going chemistry between Trevor

that. We want those conversations to feel

and Cory is obvious, and it’s contagious.

natural and not like we're just drilling

They say it’s important for their guests to

them with questions or trying to get

be just as comfortable in the interview as

certain things out of them.”

they are. That way the listener feels they

The two agree on an outline before they

are part of a conversation rather than a

start recording, but there’s no script. “We

formal interview.

wanted it to be very organic,” Trevor said.

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“I mean whatever happens happens, but

athlete, but that's about the only way I

you need to keep it on the path.

thought that would have ever happened.”

“We agreed when we started—there's

But Trevor also remembers a special

already a bunch of how-to videos on how to clip your calf or how to blow them out

moment from before the podcast ever went live. The two got a notice from

correctly, what tools to use, how you do showmanship, which are very valuable

a major company (that will remain nameless). “We were issued a cease and

things within the industry.

desist just because they thought our logo looked a little close to their logo,”

“We want to be the other side of the scope, just chatting with industry leaders. And maybe if somebody listens and they get hope from the story that's told, then we see a lot of value in that—first and foremost that people can learn and just become excited about the industry we love so much. We call that a win.” There have been a few highlights along the way. Cory and Trevor both say the show’s potential really dawned on them earlier this year during a live interview with Dan Hoge at the The Exposition (formerly the World Pork Expo) in Des Moines, Iowa. “That was a monumental turning point in driving the success and the followership and listenership of the podcast,” Cory said. “That was our first real big outing, and we had some industry leaders get behind us and help push us in the right direction. And when we started that conversation then, there was about four or five people standing around and they were just some close buddies that wanted to see it. “By the time we finished, I don't know how many people were there but there was not an empty seat and there were three or four rows of people surrounding us standing.” Another thrill was participating in the Grand Drive at the Indiana State Fair, enjoying the exposure to huge audiences in person and online. People gave them the celebrity treatment, asking to have their pictures taken. “I never in my life would have that would happen,” Trevor remembers. “I’m too short to be an

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he said. “And although that sounds kind of negative, that's the moment in my mind when I said holy crap, this is a huge company that just noticed us and we haven't even started publishing yet.” Their aw-shucks demeanour shouldn’t be mistaken for a lack of selfconfidence. Maybe because of their easy conversational approach, they have no problem approaching people for an interview. And because they are not intimidated talking to the stars of the industry, they find there is a mutual respect between them and their interview subjects. Cory admits he was nervous at first, and he’s sure listeners could hear it in his voice. But his interviewees managed to put him at ease and get down to sharing information. “To be honest with you, they're such good people that once the conversation’s started, it just naturally goes into motion and all the nerves kind of go away.”

“We want to be the other side of the scope, just chatting with industry leaders...first and foremost that people can learn and just become excited about the industry we love so much.”


 Listen Now

EPISODE #30 "EXPRESS YOURSELF" RYAN RASH

Above Stock Talk Guest Ryan Rash with his selection at the Maryland State Fair. ©© B Photography & Designs, LLC.

Their interview wish list is extensive.

that would be incredible to get,” Cory

They’d like another chance at some of

said. “So we've got her on the schedule

their early guests, and they say they

and we're going to interview with her, so

make an effort to get the perspective of

that's a huge step.”

women in the show stock industry. This month they’re interviewing Temple Grandin, and they admit to being a little star-struck.

When they launched Stock Talk, Trevor and Cory hadn’t considered that it would find an international audience— they say they were “floored” to see their

“Trevor for some reason got it in his

reach extended into Canada. Cory says

head that we were going to have Temple

that while they are podcasting from the

Grandin on the show, and we did write

U.S., the show is an opportunity for two-

her name down as one of the top guests

way communication.

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 Listen Now

EPISODE #39 "SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY" TEMPLE GRANDIN

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PODCAST PICKS

 Listen Now  Listen Now

EPISODE #31 "BUY HIS GOATS" BRANDON CALLIS

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EPISODE #11 "HAMPSHIRE HAVOC" KEVIN WENDT

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EPISODE #08 "THE CATTLE GUY" MYLES TOENYES

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“What's unique about the Canadian

we are always open to sharing those

audience is that they see what we do

stories with our listeners.

down here in the U.S.,” he said. “But at the same time our U.S. audience doesn't really get the full glimpse of what it's like to exhibit livestock in Canada.” Above Both Cory and Trevor are accomplished judges, which gives them special insight into the conversation with many of their guests. ©© Stock Talk

Trevor agrees. “I love getting messages and stories from our neighbours to the north. I think the livestock industry up in Canada is completely undervalued, and there’s a lot of value up there. So what I

“I mean, we have thousands of people listening and if it's a positive story that promotes agriculture, feel free to do that,” he said. And they have an offer for Top Stock readers. “If they message us a picture of this article, we'll send them a free hat and a T-shirt,” Cory said.

would say to those folks is share a lot of

Trevor had to step in at that point. “We’re

things, whether it be your own personal

getting low on hats,” he said. “It’ll have

operation or maybe some cool stories—

to be a T-shirt.”

“What's unique about the Canadian audience is that they see what we do down here in the U.S. But at the same time our U.S. audience doesn't really get the full glimpse of what it's like to exhibit livestock in Canada.”

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IN THE MASTERPIECE SALE – TWST SARA’S PRIDE 66G

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TRURO, NS 23 August 2019

Judge Sandy Reid — Photos Nikki McCallum

SUPREME BULL

SUPREME FEMALE

Linden Hill Cattle Co

Linden Hill Cattle Co

BARRIE, ON 24 – 25 August 2019

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NOVA SCOTIA ELITE BEEF EXPO

Judge Emily Griffiths — Photos Barn Girls Photography

SUPREME BULL, CHAMPION CHAROLAIS

SUPREME FEMALE, CHAMPION ANGUS

Rollin Acres Charolais

Billy Elmhirst

CHAMPION ANGUS BULL

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

Tullamore Angus

Premier Livestock

Vos Vegas Farms

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BARRIE, ON 24 – 25 August 2019

Judge Emily Griffiths — Photos Barn Girls Photography

BARRIE FAIR CHAMPION HEREFORD BULL

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN BULL

JDL Cattle Company

Connor Wiley

RESERVE CHAROLAIS BULL

RESERVE HEREFORD BULL

RESERVE LIMOUSIN BULL

EMB Charolais

Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Garry Smart

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS FEMALE

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE

Rollin Acres Charolais

JDL Cattle Company

Paul Homer

RESERVE CHAROLAIS FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

RESERVE LIMOUSIN FEMALE

Rollin Acres Charolais

JDL Cattle Company

Paul Homer

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TEESWATER, ON 24 August 2019

Judge Rex Crawford — Photos Lady A Photography (Ashley Colvin)

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sam Snobelen

Maple Stone Farm

SOUTH BRUCE JACKPOT CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Kade Earley

BELLEVILLE, ON Aug 29 – 1 Sept 2019

Judge Megan & Brian Jones — Photos Brenda Bell

QUINTE AG-EX 38 

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SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

SUPREME CHAMPION BULL

Academy Hill Farm

Academy Hill Farm


SUPREME BULL, CHAMPION HEREFORD

SUPREME FEMALE, CHAMPION SIMMENTAL

Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

New Trend Cattle, Jacey Massey

INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION ARMSTRONG, BC 29 Aug – 1 Sept

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Judges (Supreme, Jackpot) Eric Boon, Chase Miller, Katie Songer — Photos GRP

RESERVE HEREFORD BULL

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

Gabrielle Cheremshynski

Cayley Brown & Mueller Polled Herefords

Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL

RESERVE SIMMENTAL BULL

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

Kathryn Dolliver

Bold Venture Group

KT Ranches

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ARMSTRONG, BC 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2019

Judges (Angus, Lowline) Chase Miller (AOB) Eric Boon — Photos GRP

CHAMPION ANGUS BULL

CHAMPION LOWLINE BULL

CHAMPION AOB BULL

Darcy Olesky

Silver Hills Lowlines

Pinnacle View Limousin

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

RESERVE LOWLINE BULL

RESERVE AOB BULL

Lorenz Angus

Silver Hills Lowlines

Pinnacle View Limousin

CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION LOWLINE FEMALE

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

Poplar Meadows Angus

Silver Hills Lowlines

Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE LOWLINE FEMALE

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

Poplar Meadows Angus

Silver Hills Lowlines

Pinnacle View Limousin

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ARMSTRONG, BC 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2019

Judges (Hereford, Simmental) Eric Boon — Photos GRP

CHAMPION JACKPOT HEIFER

STARS FUTURITY HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION JACKPOT STEER

Jacey Massey

Jacey Massey

Jacey Massey

RESERVE JACKPOT HEIFER, STARS CHAMPION BRED HEIFER

RESERVE STARS FUTURITY CALF

RESERVE JACKPOT STEER

Poplar Meadows Angus

Darrell Comazzetto

CHAMPION SIRES OF TOMORROW

STARS FUTURITY RES BRED HEIFER

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

Harvie Crest Cattle

Billy Paul

Jacey Massey

RESERVE SIRES OF TOMORROW

STARS FUTURITY COW/CALF

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE

Devon & Rae-Lee Erickson

Billy Paul

Tycee Nelson

Poplar Meadows Angus

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SWIFT CURRENT, SK 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2019

Judges Casey Bishop — Photos Golden Thread Livestock Images

SUPREME FEMALE, CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE Carson Liebreich

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CHAMPION CHAROLAIS FEMALE

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

CHAMPION CLUB CALF FEMALE

Jorja Beck

Kyla Lees

Kaycee Buchanan

RESERVE CHAROLAIS FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

RESERVE CLUB CALF FEMALE

Scarlet Fowler

Emma Lees

Cole Reid

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CHAMPION STEER Kate Nielsen

RESERVE SUPREME, CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Wyatt Bradford

YOUNG RANCHMAN'S

RESERVE CHAMPION STEER Casie Brokenshire

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

Eric Smith

Waylon Blacklock

Riley Bohrson

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

RESERVE COMMERCIAL FEMALE

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

Rayel Kaczmar

Kylie Beck

Riley Bohrson

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BC AG EXPO BARRIERE, BC

Judges (Females/Homegrown) Ted Creech, (Steers) Kirk & Jill Wildman — Photos Sarah Underwood

SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

CHAMPION OVERALL STEER, CH OPEN STEER

Sealin Creek Ranch

Sheila Erikson

CH 4-H FEMALE, RES SUPREME

CH 4-H STEER, RES OVERALL

CH HOMEGROWN STEER

Lexi Augustine

Rylonn Elliot

Amanda McGillivray

RENFREW, ON 7 September 2019

Judges Ryan Currie — Photos Jackie MacGregor

RENFREW FAIR 46 

SUPREME BULL

SUPREME FEMALE

Bar J-M Farm

Oattes Cattle Co.

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BRAMPTON ANGUS PREVIEW BRAMPTON, ON 18 Sept 2019

Judges Chester Tupling — Photos Barn Girls Photography

SUPREME ANGUS, CH FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

CHAMPION BULL CALF

Hawthorne Farms

Harprey Farms

Boyne River Angus

RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE BULL CALF

Vos Vegas

Tullamore Angus

Whiskey Lane Livestock

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE

RESERVE JUNIOR BULL

Hawthorne Farms

Hawthorne Farms

Hasson Cattle Co.

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE

RESERVE SENIOR BULL

Brantnor Angus

Dudgeon Cattle Co.

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Contact us for a Catalogue Richard: 306-287-7904

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WINDSOR, NS 20 – 22 September 2019

Judges Tyson Hertz — Photos Jill Renton

HERITAGE CLASSIC

SUPREME CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE SUPREME BULL

Eagle-C 2C Frosty 2F, Bentville Farm

JEM Sensation 15G, JEM Farms

RESERVE SUPREME FEMALE HHF Georgia, Hillfoot Farm

SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE Fraser's Sindy's Ester 2E, Fraser Farms

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WINDSOR, NS 20 – 22 September 2019

Judges Tyson Hertz — Photos Jill Renton

CHAMPION ANGUS BULL

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS BULL

CHAMPION HEREFORD BULL

JEM Sensation 15G, JEM Farms

PCHF Big Yipper 4F, Kingsmeadow Cattle

Blair-Athol 97B Loaded 115F, Oulton Farm

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

RESERVE CHAROLAIS BULL

RESERVE HEREFORD BULL

Black's 32 Elevate 1F, Black's Cattle Co

Hunter Acres Georgie 4G, Grant McCaffrey

Eagle-C 2C Frosty 2F, Bentville Farm

CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE CHAROLAIS FEMALE

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

JEM Catherine 17E, JEM Farms

Hunter Acres Geraldine 2G, Grant McCaffrey

Lyoming Vicky 1D, Eaglecrest Herefords

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS FEMALE Hunter Acres Florence 2F, Grant McCaffrey

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

Garvie Mountain Georgia 1G, Thunderbrook Farms

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WINDSOR, NS 20 – 22 September 2019

Judges Tyson Hertz — Photos Jill Renton

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN BULL

CHAMPION SHORTHORN BULL

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL

Balamore Fjord 816F, Top of the Hill Farm

Fraser's Gunner 7G, Fraser Farms

CDM Grizzly Adams 8G, CDM Morseview

RESERVE LIMOUSIN BULL

RESERVE SHORTHORN BULL

RESERVE SIMMENTAL BULL

TOTH G.I.Joe 3G, Top of the Hill Farm

DTCC Freckles, Cloverdale Shorthorns

WKF Fully Loaded, Windy Knoll Farm

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

HFF Georgia, Hillfoot Farm

Fraser's Sindy's Ester 2E, Fraser Farms

Forest Hill Dreamboat 14D, Matheson Farm

RESERVE LIMOUSIN FEMALE

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

TOTH Fantasy 21F, Our Place Livestock

Green Grove Miss Shannon 4D, KS Royalty Livestock

CDM Ms Starstruck 13D, CDM Morseview

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ILDERTON, ON 27 – 29 September 2019

Judges Amy Reinhart — Photos Barn Girls Photography

ILDERTON FAIR

GRAND CHAMPION STEER

RESERVE CHAMPION STEER

Taylor Dale

Sheila Erikson

KAMLOOPS, BC 27 – 30 September 2019

Judges Ken Hinsberg — Photos Alysha Eileen Photography

PROVINCIAL WINTER FAIR

SUPREME FEMALE, CH 4-H

CHAMPION STEER, CH OPEN

CHAMPION 4-H STEER

Danieka Kies & Greta Wurtz

Maddy Mills & Jim Haughton

Karson Grouhel

RES SUPREME, RES 4-H

RES STEER, RES OPEN STEER

RESERVE 4-H STEER

Chance Brandon

Jed Sandy

Ainsley Dempsey

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LINDSAY EXHIBITION

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CHAMPION ANGUS BULL

CHAMPION BLONDE BULL

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS BULL

Allan Hargrave

Don Dunham

Chester Tupling

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

RESERVE BLONDE BULL

RESERVE CHAROLAIS BULL

Bill Jackson

Braeden Baker

Chester Tupling

CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION BLONDE FEMALE

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS FEMALE

Bill Jackson

Don Dunham

Chester Tupling

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE BLONDE FEMALE

RESERVE CHAROLAIS FEMALE

Jeff Kemp

Keisha Schiestel

Trevor, Scott & Ryan Nesbitt

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LINDSAY, ON 18 – 22 September 2019

Judge Mike Earley — Photos Krista Whalen Photography

CHAMPION HEREFORD BULL

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN BULL

CHAMPION SHORTHORN BULL

Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Paul Homer

Nicole Smith

RESERVE HEREFORD BULL

RESERVE LIMOUSIN BULL

RESERVE SHORTHORN BULL

Matt Leahy

Brian Lee

Taylor DeBattista

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

Terry Ball

Craig Kennedy

Greg & Beth Makes

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

RESERVE LIMOUSIN FEMALE

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

Paul and Laura Stafford

Paul Homer

Jamey Eby

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LINDSAY, ON 18 – 22 September 2019

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Judge Mike Earley — Photos Krista Whalen Photography

CHAMPION MAINE BULL

CHAMPION MAINE FEMALE

CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE

Dave Remy

Keith Gilbert

John & Corey Crawford

RESERVE MAINE BULL

RESERVE MAINE FEMALE

RESERVE MAINETAINER FEMALE

Norma Roddick-Preece

Keith Gilbert

Megan Burnside

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Come Find Your next

CHAMPION NOVEMBER

15 | PAHL Livestock Production Sale 19 | Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Production Sale 20 | Chittick Family Hereford Ranch Heifer Sale 21 | Fenton Hereford Ranch Production Sale 28 | Agribition Hereford Sale 29 | Brost Land & Cattle Co. LTD. Sale

DECEMBER

3 | Stromsmoe Herefords & Black Angus 35th Annual Production Sale 4 | Gemstone Cattle 5th Annual Hereford & Angus Bull and Female Sale 5 | LCI Doenz Ranches Annual Production Sale 6 | Manitoba Herefords Good as Gold Sale 6 | Nelson Hirsche Purebreds Hereford Female & Embryos and Hereford Bull Sale 7 | British Connection Bull Sale 12 | Big Gully Farm Online Bull Sale 14 | First Choice Female Sale 21 | Wascana Cattle Company Complete Herd Dispersal

JANUARY

30 | XTC Ranches 38th Annual Bull Sale

FEBRUARY

1 | Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Barn Burnin’ Bull Sale 3 | Premier Hereford Bull Sale 4 | Bannerlane 21st Annual Production Sale 5 | Misty Valley Farms 44th Annual Production Sale 7 | Carlrams Ranching 11th Annual Bull Sale 11 | Holloway Farms Annual Rancher’s Bull Sale 20 | JNHR Working Bull Sale 25 | Ulrich Herefords Bull Sale

MARCH

5 | Calgary Bull Sale 12 | Nelson Hirsche Purebreds Bull Sale 13 | Braun Ranch Ready Bull Sale 18 | Medicine Hat Bull Sale

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11:00 AM - ACA PEN OF 3 BULL SHOW 1:30 PM - ALBERTA SELECT SALE $10,000 PICK OF THE BARN

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SWIFT CURRENT, SK 27-29 September 2019

Judge Kurtis Reid — Photos Jody Seidler

JUNIOR STOCKMAN'S

SUPREME, CHAMPION ANGUS

RES SUPREME, CH RED ANGUS

CHAMPION HEREFORD

Saige Buchanan

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

RESERVE ANGUS

RESERVE RED ANGUS

RESERVE HEREFORD

Eric Fettes

Eric Fettes

Makaila Peutert

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS

CHAMPION AOB

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL

Will Rosso

Leighton Dyck

Kylie Berner

RESERVE CHAROLAIS

RESERVE AOB

RESERVE COMMERCIAL

Haley Rosso

Brooklyn Christmann

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OLDS, AB

Judge (Open) Cheramie Viator — Photos GRP

CHAMPION ANGUS BULL

CHAMPION RED ANGUS BULL

CHAMPION HEREFORD BULL

DMM Glock 94E, Miller Wilson Angus

Red DKF Racer 8E, Shiloh Cattle Company

Remitall-W Cloud 9 ET 95F, Remitall West

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

RESERVE RED ANGUS BULL

RESERVE HEREFORD BULL

Remitall F Renown 312F, Remitall Farms

Red Lazy MC Common Sense 308E, Lazy MC Angus

GH 377X Eclipse 27E, Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION RED ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

North Perth Barbara 507, Merit Cattle Co.

Red Six Mile Fanny 149D, Six Mile Ranch

JDH MS 20R Victor 33Z, JM New Trend Cattle Co.

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE RED ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

Lorenz Caroline 85F, Lorenz Angus

Red Rainbow Lady Ann 40F, Rainbow Red Angus

GH Ruger Alisa 66G, Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

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OLDS, AB

Judge (Open) Cheramie Viator — Photos GRP

OLDS FALL CLASSIC CHAMPION CHAROLAIS BULL

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL

CML Copyright 714E, McLeod Livestock

Harviecrest Showdown 277F, Harvie Crest Cattle Company

RESERVE CHAROLAIS BULL

RESERVE SIMMENTAL BULL

CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL

BRIDOR Fortune Maker 6F, Springside Farm

LKCC Bold Venture 194F, Bold Venture Group

Snap Chat Canada, Kemp Farms Ltd.

CHAMPION CHAROLAIS FEMALE

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE

CEDARLEA Wren 13E, McLeod Livestock

New Trend Class Act 3E, JM New Trend Cattle Co.

Anastasia, Reid Ranching Inc.

RESERVE CHAROLAIS FEMALE

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

RESERVE MAINETAINER FEMALE

RRMM MS Miles Baby 18E, Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

Sunny Valley Payton 77E, Ultra Livestock

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OLDS, AB

Judge (Open) Cheramie Viator — Photos GRP

CHAMPION AOB BULL

CHAMPION SHORTHORN BULL

CH COMM JACKPOT CALF

KFC Gladiator 11G, KFC Farm Ltd.

Nimmo Reid Gunner 3G, Spady Farms

Miss Puff, Martin Cattle Services

RESERVE AOB BULL

RESERVE SHORTHORN BULL

RES COMM JACKPOT CALF

MTBar Eddie the Eagle 01E, MT Bar Ranch

SDTRK Cross Country 01G, Sidetrack Stock Farms

Boss Lake Ms Katniss 968G, Boss Lake Genetics

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

CH PUREBRED JACKPOT CALF

Miss Rusylvia 71G, Rusylvia Cattle Co.

Golden View Rare Ruby 10F, Goldenview Shorthorns

DMM Miss Essence 4G, Miller Wilson Angus

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

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Students examine a potato research project near the University of Lethbridge. ©© University of Lethbridge

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Canadian Agricultural schools are not to be ignored.

Options? WORDS BY BRUCE DERKSEN

W

hile many Canadian universities and colleges have long and storied histories

horticulture, crop science, agronomy and animal science. An animal biology program is

of agricultural programs offering degrees and

also available, tailored toward pre-veterinary

diplomas, in recent years the trend has seen

studies. General agriculture courses are featured

potential Canadian students, both of rural

in agriculture animal sciences, whereas animal

and urban backgrounds, looking toward their

biology includes more basic science courses.

southern neighbour when choosing agricultural

Katie Wood, Assistant Professor, Ruminant

schooling. Those desiring a discipline in animal

Nutrition and Physiology, Department of Animal

agriculture science or health, particularly

Biosciences said, “We have a brand-new beef

focused toward the livestock and beef industry

facility that just opened. We also have a dairy

have developed a perception, whether earned

facility that is 4 years old and just announced new

or imagined, that institutions of learning

funding to rebuild the swine facility, so we are

in the United States will offer them the best

currently updated on all our research facilities

opportunities and skills. And while it is true

with some serious investment.”

there are excellent agricultural universities and

She describes Phase 1 of their on-going expansion

colleges throughout the US, it is equally true that institutions here in Canada can match or even exceed them. Representing eastern Canada is the University of Guelph, founded in 1874 and featuring the history rich Ontario Agricultural College.

as the cow/calf facility with 288 commercial Angus-Simmental cross cows and 120 replacement heifers. They are currently in the process of building a 288 head feedlot which will be open during the next 2 years. This facility will feature cutting edge technology aimed directly at

Programs are offered in all types of agriculture,

feed intake monitoring and methane emissions.

not specifically broken down by species but

Professor Wood describes the agricultural

grouped under the agricultural degree in

students at Guelph and the Agricultural College

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Feeding trials at the University of Saskatchewan. ©© University of Saskatchewan

"A lot of our students have urban backgrounds. They have been on farms for school tours but never had real farm contact. We try to expose them to different aspects of the beef industry." as a split group. “In the animal biology program, the large

fourth-year capstone project that has produced notable

proportion are urban, while in the degree agriculture

success with recent students.

program, it’s probably split with 65% or more from a rural background. We are quite large. In our agriculture program, there are about 110 students and in the animal biology program, about 225 each year.”

home to the university’s several hundred cattle. Dr. Frank Robinson, Professor of Poultry Production and Physiology discussed how the university’s goals and the students

Ever evolving agricultural programs boast noteworthy

align. “A lot of our students have urban backgrounds. They

alumni Jill Harvie, current communications manager

have been on farms for school tours but never had real

with Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Tim McAllister,

farm contact. We try to expose them to different aspects

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Reynold Bergen,

of the beef industry and give them real world kinds of

science director at the Beef Cattle Research Council.

problems to fix.”

Representing western Canada is the University of Alberta

A student internship program runs twice a year during

in the city of Edmonton. Established in 1908, the U of

the school’s reading weeks with students matched to beef

A offers 4-year degree programs in agriculture (animal

operations, vet clinics, dairy farms, feed industry donors

science major) agriculture and animal health, largely

and sponsors for practical work from calving cows and

made up of students targeting veterinary school.

building fences to working with plant science. “For a lot

The university focuses on experiential learning to equip students for real world situations. For those interested in the beef industry, courses begin with farm tours, producer contacts and investigative and design work. During the

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The Roy Berg Kinsella Ranch in east central Alberta is

of these kids, it’s their first foot in the door. In the past we didn’t always try to get them into the industry. Now we are trying to blur the lines between teaching, collecting data and research.”

4 years, students are exposed to beef production, meat

Robinson recognized Heather Bruce, Professor and

science, animal welfare, nutrition and physiology plus a

Director at Meat Education and Training Network and

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GPS Mapping at the estate of Willem Pitstra, who donated an incredible 316 acres near Carstairs to the college. ©© Olds College

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Students at the Lakeland College Student managed farm. ©© Lakeland College

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Carolyn Fitzsimmons, Research Scientist at

Established in 1967, the University of Lethbridge is

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as exemplary

the only Canadian liberal arts university to deliver

graduates and staff.

an agricultural program. Created in 1996, it consists

Between these two larger universities, situated in small town Alberta is Olds College. From modest

of a purposeful blend of courses in the physical and social sciences, along with humanities.

roots as a provincially funded demonstration farm

Associate Professor and Coordinator of the

in 1911, this school has continually expanded and

Agricultural Studies Program, Danny Le Roy

now includes a satellite campus in the nearby city

discussed the programs the university offers. “We

of Calgary.

have four ways students can get an agricultural

James Benkie, Dean, Program Development, Agriculture Technology said, “Our legacy here at Olds College is agriculture through and through.”

studies degree. A 4-year Bachelor of Arts, a 4-year Bachelor of Science, a post diploma degree for someone who already holds a college diploma, transferrable for a post diploma degree

The college and farm are home to over 2000 acres

in two years at the university. Then there is also

of diverse land from pasture, crops, research and

an agricultural biotechnology degree, almost

demonstration plots to 120 ewes and a 120 head

exclusively biology and chemistry.”

Gelbvieh, Angus and Simmental cow herd.

What makes the university unique is the inclusion

Twenty-six programs are offered with credentials

of a required technical study semester at a college

ranging from agribusiness technology applications to

learning practical skill. Articulation agreements are

breeding strategy courses, with options featuring but

in place with Lethbridge College, Olds and Lakeland

not limited to, range and forage crop management,

Colleges with other Canadian college acceptances

marketing of animals, health and disease plus

made on a case by case basis. “Students have a

livestock nutrition. Animal health technology and

choice of where they do their technical studies

animal science programs that focus on behaviour

semester, see what the different colleges are offering

and handling, animal wellness, vet practice,

when they desire to go and get the courses they

hospital procedure and large animal care are

want related to where their interest lies.” said Le

offered, many being transferrable to the University

Roy. “The combination of the practical experience

of Alberta through an in-place agreement.

at the college plus the honed ability of thinking

Benkie said they receive about 80- 85% of their 250 students from Alberta and a large percentage of them come from a rural background. 2020 will see two new programs in agriculture technology

independently, managing your time and learning more of the theoretical aspects of agriculture and agri-food at the university- employers just trip over themselves for this skillset!”

enhancing and opening the current portfolio

The university attracts a mixed base of rural and

to a more diverse student body. “We bring a

urban students, most from southern Alberta but

direct connection right to the classroom and the

also many from central western and northern

living labs as students engage with the farms. Looking forward, we are turning it into a smart farm working to better apply the technology to strengthen and enhance our differentiation with the marketplace. This smart farm and where we

provinces. “One thing that is consistent among our students is they have an interest in agriculture and it extends beyond the farm gate, everything from input supply to final consumer. Lethbridge is a real hub of agricultural activities, especially regarding

are headed with agriculture technology in our new

processing and input supply.”

programs- you’re not going to find across Canada

A notable representative of the university is

for a few years at least.”

Associate Professor Dmytro Yevtushenko, Research

Notable alumni include Leona Watson, a Royal

Chair of the Alberta Potato Growers Association.

Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth

The University of Saskatchewan located in the city

representative and Canadian Executive Director of

of Saskatoon began as an agricultural college in

Nuffield Canada.

1907 and has morphed into a major educational

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2019 Smart Farm Purpose Built Network Install taking place at Olds College. ©© Olds College

institution in Western Canada, featuring the College of

replacement stock on campus along with a livestock and

Agriculture and Bioresources.

forage center of excellence, newly built just 20 minutes outside

Professor and Head of Department of Animal and Poultry Science, Andrew Van Kessel spoke about the programs offered. “We have an animal bioscience and a bachelor of science

the city, that has a 400 head cow/calf and 1500 head feedlot designed for research. Having this new facility so close to the campus is a major asset for our undergraduate program.”

in agriculture with a major in animal science. The Western

The agricultural programs display a mix of rural and urban

College of Veterinary Medicine is right on campus and we have

students. “I feel that is a strength of the program,” said Van

a number of instructors in our programs from there that teach

Kessel. “Agriculture needs to attract more urban students to

components of animal health.”

our industry. If we don’t, we won’t have the leaders and human

The university focuses on giving students hands on

resource skills we need in the future.”

experience and a connection with industry through direct and

The application of molecular genetics, gut microbiology and

transferrable skills. “We have a 110-cow dairy herd and

focus on feed utilization, efficiency and animal health are

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examples of course evolution and new technology. Van Kessel sees an increasing emphasis on environment and sustainability, public trust and its maintenance. “We connect our students to animal industries in Western Canada and find what they look for in employees, what the job opportunities are and what skills are needed. The experiential component and the focus on preparing students for careers is vital.” Lakeland College located in the town of Vermillion, Alberta was also a demonstration farm originally set up in the province in 1913. Today, it continues to provide a primary focus of hands on agricultural training. The college offers diploma and certificate courses, many with transferability to university curricula. Their agriculture diploma program consists of crop technology, agricultural business and animal science, the latter broken down into beef, dairy, equine and general livestock majors. Geoff Brown, Associate Dean, Agricultural Sciences said the school plans to launch an applied degree in the fall of 2020 which will be new for them. “It’s been approved by advanced education. After finishing a diploma program, a student would be able to take the applied degree in their third and fourth year. It’s a big employment opportunity for our students.”

Feeding cattle at the Beef Cattle Research and Teaching Unit, Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. ©© University of Saskatchewan

“The experiential component and the focus on preparing students for careers is vital."

Brown cites the student managed farm concept as the flagship of their programs and discussed the school’s three separate beef herds. “In the first year, students get typical agricultural hands on training and in the second year, they form teams to manage one of the livestock units. Students are involved in calving out the commercial beef herd in January. The research herd calves on pasture and those students focus on expanded grazing. Another team manages a forty head purebred Angus cow herd. The school strives to instill business competencies and challenges their over 500 predominantly rural students on the dogma of the livestock industry. “The student led model has really helped us in every area. There is a lot of soft skill development there.” Whitney Bosovich of Direct Marketing Livestock Systems and Brandon Hertz, Trouw Nutrition are recognized as notable alumni, along with Josie Van Lent, Dean of Agricultural Sciences as a current faculty member. The world of learning is filled from end to end with awesome and exciting opportunities for inquisitive minds interested in agriculture and specifically the beef industry. Canada is not to be forgotten when it comes to choosing where this learning should take place. During this amazing time in our technology-based world, it is important for young and old students alike to remain open minded when researching all potential opportunities before committing to what may on the outside appear the trendy path.

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