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The Chronology of Champions The Supreme Legend that began at the Calgary Stampede lives on at Agribition STOCKADE ROUND-UP  Pulling Together to Confront the Pandemic THE PREMIER•FALLSVIEW JACKPOT  The Power of a “Band-aid” Against a Virus


SE LLI NG A N GUS   •   RE D A NG US  • S IM M E NTAL & S IMANG US GENETICS

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Belvin Georgina 16’19 SIRE MONTANA OCTANE 6121 DAM BELVIN GEORGINA 024’14 CE 5.0 BW 0.5 WW 60 YW 107 MK 33

Belvin Erica Dianna 334’19 SIRE DEER VALLEY GROWTH FUND DAM MONTANA ERICA DIANNA 7188 CE 9.0 BW 1.6 WW 78 YW 142 MK 25

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The Power of a Band-Aid Against a Virus

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Pulling Together to Confront the Pandemic

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The Chronology of Champions

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The Premier-Fallsview Jackpot helps Juniors fulfill their goals for the show season

The 'show must go on' at Lloydminster Stockade Round-up

The Supreme Legend that began at the Calgary Stampede lives on at Agribition

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Image Darcy Martin shows his Simmental heifer at the Fall Finale. © Barn Girls Photography

Limousin

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION The Canadian Junior Limousin Association held their Board of

Images Participants at the McLeod "Just for Fun" Charolais show.

Charolais

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION The CCYA will be hosting their annual semen auction on November 28th, 2020 at the Superstar Charolais Sale in Saskatoon, SK. With female sales upon us, make sure to take advantage of our “Buy/Show/Purchase” incentive programs. Check out the CCYA website for details and applications. Also, senior members, don’t forget that the Canadian Charolais Association scholarship is due by the end of October!

Angus

CANADIAN JUNIOR ANGUS ASSOCIATION The Canadian Junior Angus Association is planning for their National Show, Showdown 2021, in Brandon, MB next July. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for more details on 2021 scholarship deadlines, awards and other events as we navigate these challenging times.

Shorthorn

CANADIAN JUNIOR SHORTHORN ASSOCIATION The deadline for the Canadian Junior Shorthorn Association Ian McRae Memorial Scholarship is November 1st! For more information, email office@canadianshorthorn.com.

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Directors election during the 2020 Canadian Junior Limousin Association Annual General Meeting on August 25, 2020. We would like to welcome new board members Joe Scott, Bianca Byers, and Kira Axley. The CJLA would like to thank our two outgoing board members, Samantha Kennedy and Jackie Wismer. Thank you for all that you have done for the CJLA during your time on the board. President: Madi Lewis; Vice President: Bianca Byers; Treasurer: Cheyenne Porter; Secretary: Kira Axley; Press Reporter: Jocelyn Kennedy; CJLA Directors: Kaitlyn Davey, Joe Scott, and Sienna Bohrson This year, our CJLA calf, CJLA Homebound 1H was sold at the market as a steer calf. He was sold for $1,315.82. The CJLA would like to thank the Hepper family of Eden Meadows Farm for taking care of both the donation female as well as the calf this year, it is greatly appreciated by the CJLA! After the postponement of the 2020 CJLA Impact Show, we are excited for the 2021 Impact Show. The Impact Show is to be held in Spencerville, Ont., July 28-31, 2021. We hope to see everyone there and we are excited to get back to the show ring soon!

Simmentals

YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION The Young Canadian Simmental Association would like to say a big thanks to everyone who participated in our AGM that was held virtually on July 18th, 2020! We would also like to formally invite everyone to our national show that will be held in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on July 22-25th, 2021! Keep an eye on the Young Canadian Simmental Association’s Facebook page for details about our upcoming annual Facebook auction. If anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to Gracie Falconer (stockshowgirl5@gmail.com) or anyone else on the board!


DAUGHTER OF 42B

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HIGH SELLING FEMALE AT 2019 MASTERPIECE SALE SOLD TO ARDA FARMS

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Like Daughters This is the female that started it all. She has out-produced herself and her daughters/granddaughters are proof of that.

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“band -aid” Against a Virus WORDS BY BRUCE DERKSEN

P

cows, plus a handful of Herefords and Charolais. When

his childhood. The passion for remarkable cattle that

they expected about 30 or 40 kids to show interest, but

blossomed from their relationship doggedly followed

by show day, 74 exhibitors with 134 head of cattle were

him into his adult life. So, when the Toronto Royal Fair

travelling to their farm.

ete Frijters of Milverton, Ontario grew up with 4-H playing a meaningful and profound role in

was cancelled in late June due to the Covid-19 virus, it focused his attention on the hole this absence would create in the hearts and minds of kids counting on showing their cattle.

Putting the Wheels in Motion On the day of the cancellation announcement, Pete was at his local abattoir picking up a side of beef. A few local 4-H kids were there, and their disappointment and discouragement were obvious. He knew something needed to be done. “They all had their calves and had spent a lot of time and effort working with them. When I got home, I said to my wife, ‘we've got to try to do something for these kids at the farm.’” From there, the wheels were put in

the couple’s plans for the event were being developed,

Making the Changes Pete used the ‘better to ask for forgiveness than permission’ philosophy in early planning, but when word of the event got out, the local Health Board came calling to see what he was up to. When he explained the situation of the Royal Fair being cancelled, and the junior 4-H members without a place to display their hard work, the Board supported the idea if some protocols were implemented. First, they needed to move the show from inside the barn to outdoors and install plenty of Covid signage. They removed the bleachers and self-serve food and painted arrows on the driveways to distribute the walking traffic. An acceptable number of attendees was agreed upon including the exhibitors, parents,

motion and the Premier/Fallsview Jackpot Show began

ring stewards, judges and volunteers, plus hard copy

to take shape.

documents were kept on hand in case of questions.

Pete and his wife Karen of Milverton, Ontario, own and

Pete said they initially found it tough to secure

operate Premier Livestock, home to primarily Angus

corporate sponsorship as the businesses who normally

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“They all had their calves and had spent a lot of time and effort working with them. When I got home, I said to my wife, ‘we've got to try to do something for these kids at the farm.’

supported similar events weren’t sure if they

Finalizing the Details

should get involved. But after the finances were

Heather LeBlanc of Ogema and Riley Lafrentz of

calculated, between the sponsorship they did

Bienfait, Saskatchewan judged the Showmanship

arrange and support from the breeders, they raised

and Conformation classes respectively and the

approximately $8,000 in prize money along with ‘clipping’ jackets and bronzes for the Champion Steer and Female.

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farm even hosted a market steer sale Sunday night with the assistance of T Bar C Cattle Company. “The steer sale was really popular and supported extremely well especially by several abattoirs,”

An area at the farm was set aside for approximately

said Pete. Monty Belsham of Poplar Meadows

30 RVs as families came from up to 8 hours away.

Angus, Houston, British Columbia was there,

Many others stayed in local hotels. A livestock

bought one of the animals and promptly donated

equipment dealer from Saskatchewan supplied 30

it back to be re-sold. The additional money raised

portable panels for the ring and stall areas. “I put

went into the jackpot for the kids.

bark down for all the packs and it was really pretty

The shows saw plenty of prizes handed out to

much like a regular show,” said Pete.

exhibitors of multiple breeds including Angus,


POST-SHOW REVIEW

Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental, Charolais and Speckle Park along with some crossbreds. Ages of 8- 21 represented the categories from Pee Wee to Senior. A drone combined with a professional photographer captured pictures of the spectacle from the air and the ground. Direct Livestock Marketing Services (DLMS) also broadcasted the event live. Pete says he would consider doing it all again if needed. “A lot of kids have asked us that, and it will depend on whether things are straightened out by next year” he said. “It was really designed as a Band-Aid due to the fact everything was getting shut down. But it was special to see everybody getting together and having a good time, forgetting about the chaos of what's going on in the world, at least for two days.”.

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FALLS VIEW JACKPOT

SUPREME FEMALE, CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE S&R Candy Ann J807, Regan Hasson

RESERVE SUPREME FEMALE, CHAMPION SIMMENTAL IRCC Fox Trot 862F, Katie Elmhirst

MILVERTON, ONTARIO  6 – 7 September 2020 JUDGES (Conformation) Riley Lafrentz; (Showmanship) Heather LeBlanc  •  HOSTED BY Premier Livestock

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Photos Juanita Elmhirst


RESERVE CHAMPION STEER, RES HEAVYWEIGHT Kade Earley

GRAND CHAMPION STEER, CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT Brady Hasson

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE Elm-Lodge Holy Smokes 9H, Katie Elmhirst

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

Stephens Fancy Nancy 3H, Morgan Walker

RPCC BLK Glitter 216G, Lauren Johnson

Elm-Lodge Glass Slipper 36G, Katie Elmhirst

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

CHAMPION CROSSBRED FEMALE

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

Millbrook Maria FS 21G, Katie Elmhirst

HCC Forever Lady, Brady Hasson

Steele Heady 202H, Hank Weir

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

RESERVE CROSSBRED FEMALE

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

Crawfdown Gypsy Rose 5G, Taylor Mackey

Phillips Taylor 1G, Jordan Phillips

US Luckenbach 5H, Jacob Ball

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BROOKINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA  11 – 15 July 2020

Judge Matt Leo, Jake Franke — Photos Pearls Pics

40TH AJSA NATIONAL CLASSIC DIVISION V RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE KDP Miss Hoya Hayleigh, Toby Noble, Udell Cattle Co

COCHRANE, ALBERTA  28 – 29 August 2020

Judge Ron & Shallaine Daley, Jordan Buba — Photos Robbie Chomik, Charolais Banner

MCLEOD LIVESTOCK JUST FOR FUN CHAROLAIS SHOW

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CHAMPION CROSSBRED (DAY 1 & 2)

CHAMPION PUREBRED (DAY 1 & 2)

Kalida, Trinity Martin

High Bluff Gucci 16G, Tinley Harvie

RESERVE CROSSBRED (DAY 1 & 2)

RESERVE PUREBRED (DAY 1)

RESERVE PUREBRED (DAY 2)

Jujube, Aubrey Fraser

SOS Ivanka 24G, Evan Jamieson

CML Tessa 973G, Bella Schierman

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WEBB, SASKATCHEWAN  12 September 2020

Judge Lance Leachman — Photos Mary Kate Robertson

JUNIOR CHAMPION & GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION & RES CHAMPION FEMALE

(Angus) Mindemann Lass 909, Emma Thomason

(Maine) Kylie’s Miss Magic 1G, Kylie Berner

MUKK BOOTS OR MITTENS 2020 CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Wiwa Creek Bardahl, Emma Thomason

CHAMPION PROSPECT STEER

RESERVE PROSPECT STEER

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

(Maine) Kylie Berner

(Char/Hereford X) Georgia Pawlitza

Wiwa Creek Esther 11'20, Lauren Buist

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SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN  26 September 2020

Judge Eric Boon — Photos Jody Seidler

CHAMPION RED ANGUS & SUPREME FEMALE

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL & RESERVE SUPREME FEMALE

Red Six Mile Alana 515F, Tyson Buist

C&T Jigger 10F, Kaycee Buchanan

JUNIOR STOCKMAN'S LIVESTOCK SHOW

RESERVE RED ANGUS Red CL Steen Firecracker 95F, Lane Steen

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CHAMPION BLACK ANGUS

CHAMPION HEREFORD

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL

Mindemann Lass 909, Lauren Buist

HMS Hi-Cliffe 305A, Makaila Peutert

Cityview 309A Bosslady 54G, Addison Barnett

RESERVE BLACK ANGUS

RESERVE HEREFORD

RESERVE SIMMENTAL

Six Mile Tibbie 255G, Tyson Buist

RG 2296 Phoenix ET 027H, Laramie Greenwood

Cityview Erin 17G, Brody Barnett

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KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA  25-28 September 2020

Photos Alysha Eileen Photography

SUPREME FEMALE, CH 4-H HEIFER

CHAMPION 4-H STEER

CHAMPION HOMEGROWN STEER

Chance Brandon

Natalie Bucher

Colton Wedler

RES SUPREME FEMALE, CH 4-H PAIR

RESERVE 4-H STEER

CHAMPION OPEN STEER

Chance Brandon

Portia Comrie

Marianne Arduini

PROVINCIAL WINTER FAIR CHAMPION SHORTHORN INFL STEER Tavish Comrie

SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN  26 September 2020

Judge Eric Boon — Photos Jody Seidler

RESERVE COMMERCIAL

CHAMPION AOB

RESERVE AOB

Kylie's Miss Magic 1G, Kylie Berner

JSR Sapphire 65G, Saige Buchanan

SGL Heart Breaker 17H, Wyatt Dyck

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FALL FINALE BEEF SHOW

SUPREME CHAMPION BULL, CHAMPION HEREFORD BULL JDL Hellboy Y79D 118H, Lasby Family

SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE, CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE S&R Candy Ann J807, Hasson Family

LINDSAY, ONTARIO  9 – 11 October 2020 JUDGES (Open Show) Toby Noble; (Junior Show) Chester Tupling

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Photos Barn Girls Photography


RESERVE HEREFORD BULL

CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

Concordia Slap Shot 1F, Concordia Herefords

Elmlodge KT Glass Slipper 36G, Katie Elmhirst

D&S MS Supreme 14C 309F, David & Shirley Lasby

CHAMPION AOB BULL

CHAMPION SHORTHORN BULL

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL

Stonewood Home Run 17H, Matt Leahy

Little Rebel Go Time 3G, Brianna Lockhurst

WSF Abel, Kirk Stoddard

RESERVE AOB BULL

RESERVE SHORTHORN BULL

RESERVE SIMMENTAL BULL

Darling Hollywood 27H, Dan Darling

JBL Headliner 1H, Brianna Lockhurst

Outset Hulk 321H, Outset Cattle Co.

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

CRG Miss Montie 960G, Darren McCord

Millbrook Maria FS 21G, Scott Martin

Maple Key Caroline, Outset Cattle Co.

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

INC Virginia 4G, Jackson Corner

Millbrook Red Rose FB 10H, Blair Allnutt

IRCC Hot Tamale 25H, Billy & Juanita Elmhirst

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RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION ANGUS BUL

CHAMPION CROSSBRED FEMALE

Francisco Pure Pride 5A, Brad Gilchrist

Rolling Meadows Image 21F, Shane Reid

HCC Forever Lady, Hasson Family

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

RESERVE CROSSBRED FEMALE

Willdina Bravo Extra 128H, John DeVries

Philips Taylor 1G, Jordan Phillips

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OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE

Elm-Lodge KT Glass Slipper 36G, Katie Elmhirst

S&R Candy Ann J807, Regan Hasson

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE HEREFORD FEMALE

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE

S&R Candy Ann J906, Brady Hasson

Elm-Lodge Holy Smokes 9H, Katie Elmhirst

Darling Radio Ga Ga 33G, Julie Darling

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RESERVE LIMOUSIN FEMALE

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

CHAMPION CROSSBRED FEMALE

Darling Hot Tottie 36H, Margaret Darling

Phillips Taylor 1G, Jordan Phillips

HCC Forever Lady, Brady Hasson

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

RESERVE CROSSBRED FEMALE

Focus Miss Lea 1G, Ashlyn Ostrander

SOS Godiva PLD 28G, Darren McCord

Scott's Show Cattle Gypsy Girl, Felicity Graves

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

Millbrook Veronica FS 5H, Reegan Sawyer

IRCC E2 Heaven Sent 4H, Katie Elmhirst

IRCC Clyd Gemma 985G, Rachel Devlin

SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR AMERICAN-INTERNATIONAL CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2019 — 2020 Show Season

SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR

RESERVE SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR

BRCHE White Bear – Prairie Cove Charolais, Caprock Cattle Company

TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630E ET – Wilgenbusch Charolais, Thomas Ranch, Doll Charolais Ranch, Cagney Effling FALL 2020 

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Pulling Together To confront the pandemic WORDS BY BRUCE DERKSEN

T

he pandemic of 2020 has forced the postponement and outright

cancellations of everything from professional sport’s league schedules to birthday parties. While society’s collective

“It’s one of our signature events of the year,

three large buildings owned and operated

plus it’s in its 42nd year. To cancel it would

by the Exhibition. On top of that, the

have been devastating.”

nature of the show and the layout of the

She explained with all the agriculture

facilities was a strength.

industry has been through, they felt it

“Stockade Roundup is purely a cattle show.

was their duty to do everything possible

There is no trade show, rodeo or extra

to make the Roundup happen. “It’s huge

components. It's not a huge spectator

for breeding programs and operations and

sport. It's about the animals. Exhibitors

allows people to exhibit their stock, make

come with their cattle, show them, and

The Lloydminster Stockade Roundup

connections and grow their businesses.

then go home.”

refused to let go of the rope and has

They are a tight-knit group and we as an

persevered in the production of their

organization needed to help them achieve

Instituting the Protocols

wills have been taxed in the figurative tug of war with the virus, many organizations and businesses have surrendered to it, and waved the white flag.

annual November cattle show.

those goals.”

During the summer, the government and health authority granted approval to

Tackling the Challenges

Through the process, they embraced the

proceed if all the pandemic protocols were

Sydney Lake, the Exhibition’s Agriculture

challenge of being a leader in the event

instituted. Lake says this was welcome

Manager says right from the start of the

world, intending to prove there was still a

news but came with required modifications

Covid-19 crisis, committees began planning

need for agricultural events and they could

and changes.

earlier than ever before in anticipation of

be done safely.

extreme challenges.

Lake says some factors worked in their

had to be scratched as there was no way

“As other shows started announcing

favour, setting them apart from cancelled

to make it work with social distancing

cancellations, it fuelled our fire to figure out

shows such as Agribition and Farm Fair.

guidelines and the nature of the

how we could make this work,” said Lake.

She explained they have ample space with

competition. But they were able to

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2008 Supreme Champion Bull  SAV Wall Street 7091 – Serhienko, Michelson, Gerrard, Poley-Hall Partnership

2009 Supreme Champion Bull  Justamere 406S Panama Jack 336U – Justamere Farms, John Lenox

2008 Supreme Champion Female LLB Lady Burgess 499R – Justamere Farms

2009 Supreme Champion Female TMF Too Much Fun 507T – Greenwood

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maintain other 4-H projects during the weekend. “We worked on a new format and activities for the kids. At Stockade Roundup we take great pride in providing youth an opportunity to be involved in the show and give them hands-on experience in the agriculture industry.” Next, they changed the flow of the common areas and wash rack and established a new stalling plan to allow more space between exhibitors.

2010 Supreme Champion Bull  CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W – Cedarlea Farms, Char Mo Charolais, CSS Charolais 2010 Supreme Champion Female Greenwood PLD Ultra Fancy 2U – Cottage Lake Livestock

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Other changes included capping the number of spectators at 150 and arranging for people counters. Sanitizer would be available throughout the facility along with masks. Lake says they haven’t received any additional funding to offset extra expenditures and costs but understands social distancing and sanitization will be the ‘new norm’ no matter the size of upcoming events. The Exhibition has accepted this reality and is covering the extra fees and moving ahead. She says the concessions are already open year-round and will carry on serving their homemade food safely, promising no one will go hungry. “The actual show ring and the nature of the show won't look or feel any different because social distancing has kind of been pioneered by people in the agriculture industry.


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Coming from rural areas, it's what we know and what we like, so this hasn't been a huge problem. Also, when exhibiting cattle, you don't want to be too close together, so this event is a little easier to navigate than something like a PBR or a cabaret.” Lake explains the final version of the Stockade Roundup will be the result of an ever-evolving plan dependent on the pandemic strength over the next weeks. The priority is to keep the exhibitors, spectators, volunteers and the animals safe. “It's very important we have resources and supplies available to make people feel comfortable. Our common areas and the social aspects will look slightly different, but we’ll keep normalcy as much as possible within our safe boundaries.”

Welcoming the Participants Even with limitations and constraints in place, exhibitors were eager to take part. Lake says they set the maximum number of animals at 450 but on entry morning, in a short span of 27 minutes, over 500 cattle had been requested entry and a waiting list was put in place. “Unfortunately, we had to start turning people away which is something you never want to do in the show industry, but it was so encouraging and exciting to see the desire of people to attend and bring their cattle.” She says the final count shows exhibitors up slightly from other years with representation coming from all 3 of the prairie provinces and more. Many returnees will be joined by brand-new faces. The sponsors, volunteers and entire community of Lloydminster have also been enthusiastic to lend a hand. Lake is extremely

2011 Supreme Champion Bull  CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W – Cedarlea Farms, Char Mo Charolais, CSS Charolais

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2011 Supreme Champion Female Colt’s Dynasty 10W – R Plus Simmentals, Ty-D Livestock, Bar SK Cattle Co., Colt Cattle

"...We take great pride in providing youth an opportunity to be involved in the show and give them hands-on experience in the agriculture industry."

2012 Supreme Champion Bull  Red Vikse GG Fully Loaded 130X – Vikse Family Farm

2012 Supreme Champion Female Greenwood Wisteria Lane – Greenwood Limousin

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2013 Supreme Champion Bull  RPY Paynes Derby – Payne Livestock, Highland Stock Farms 2013 Supreme Champion Female JEN 527S Fay 106X – Jennifer Jones thankful to everyone stepping up as they couldn’t make the show happen without them. “There's been about 6 months of people not being able to get involved in anything, so once we said we were proceeding, many called and said, ‘we'll be there no matter what with whatever you need!’ It just shows us the support the agriculture industry has. We are definitely viewing this as a community builder.”

Highlighting the Shows This year, Lake is excited to have the Roundup kick off a day early on Tuesday, November 3rd with the new ‘Princess of the Prairies’ bred heifer show in an NCAA bracket style format. Heifers will go head to head in front of a panel of judges to determine a champion. “It's going to be fun and a great way to start the week. It gets our bred heifers in the ring an extra time in a different format than we're used to.”

2014 Supreme Champion Bull  MJT Nitro Duke ET 78A – MJT Cattle Co. Ltd. 2014 Supreme Champion Female Greenwood Young & Restless – Greenwood

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November 4th will see the Speckle Park, Shorthorn and two Hereford shows, followed by the Homecoming 2020 Speckle Park Sale in partnership with T Bar C Cattle Company. “We're thrilled to have a sale come back to Roundup. It's been a couple years since we've had one, and we're very fortunate to work this sale with T Bar C.” The evening will wrap up with the Stockade Lady Heifer Calf Jackpot with all breeds again judged in front of a panel.


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2015 Supreme Champion Bull  Red Redrich Aftershock 238A – Redrich Farms, Wood Coulee Ranch 2015 Supreme Champion Female Red K Adams Zaria 091Z – Ter-Ron Farms

Thursday’s events will begin with the European shows including Charolais, Simmental and Limousin, then move into the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Gold Show. The day will close with the always popular King of the Ring Bull Jackpot Show, an all breeds bull calf competition. Friday will be Angus day with the Black and Red Angus shows during the day and the ‘Cattleman of the Year’ award presentation. The evening will be highlighted by the Supreme Show with the week of champions coming together to compete head-to-head. The Roundup will wrap up on Saturday, November 7th with the 4-H Prospect Steer and Heifer Show in the morning and the Junior Exhibitor Female Show closing down the event.

Filling out the Event

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“I know there'll be some tough competition and great representation from each of the breeds on site. It’s the best of the best,” said Lake. “We are privileged to have Tyson Hertz, Garth Rancier and Ted Creech as our judges for the week and are so thrilled to have our building full of cattle and people once again. That's what we're here for and what we do. It's going to be great.” The entire week of shows will be broadcast live on Direct Livestock Marketing Systems for those who don’t feel comfortable joining

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2017 Supreme Champion Bull  BGS/BM Captain Scream – Black Gold Simmentals

2018 Supreme Champion Bull  DSFF Driver 1D – Halls Cattle Co, Twisted Sisters Livestock

2017 Supreme Champion Female Merit Socialite 5121 – Merit Cattle Co.

2018 Supreme Champion Female Towaw Duchess 412D – Thomas Wildman/Wildman Cattle

“We are so thrilled to have our building full of cattle and people once again. That's what we're here for and what we do.” the activities in person, are too far away, or choose to enjoy the action from the comfort of their own living rooms. Lake admits it’s been a whirlwind of larger than life challenges over the last few weeks putting everything together, and at times her group has wondered why they were even doing it. She is extremely grateful for the amazing response from the community, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who have been so appreciative of their efforts. “Sometimes we get lost in the race of life just moving through the motions. I think Covid helped people slow down a little and appreciate smaller things. It's been a silver lining to this whole experience—the new sense of gratitude and appreciation for helping our neighbours. We’re working extra hard to make sure it goes off safely for everyone involved.”

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2019 Supreme Champion Bull  Greenwood Electric Impact – Greenwood 2019 Supreme Champion Female Greenwood Vixon JJP 17E – Ter-Ron Farms

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2014 Supreme Champion Bull  NJW 73S W18 Downhome 21Z ET – Lyons Polled Herefords, Dalmuir Farms and NJW Polled Herefords 2014 Supreme Champion Female OSU Empress 3100 – Premier Livestock and Hasson Livestock

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2015 Supreme Champion Bull  PM Thunderstruck 22'13 – Black Lane Farm, Poplar Meadows Angus, Vos Vegas 2015 Supreme Champion Female  OSU Empress 3100 – Premier Livestock, Hasson Livestock, Six Mile Ranch

2016 Supreme Champion Bull  OHL Check Book 0187C – Premier Livestock

2017 Supreme Champion Bull  Hill Haven Fire Storm 28C – Hill Haven Shorthorns

2016 Supreme Champion Female Silver Springs Princess 138C – RK Cattle Company & Reidholm

2017 Supreme Champion Female  JDL Janice 11X 119C – Grosvenor Farm & JDL Cattle Company

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2018 Supreme Champion Bull  MVY Caous 64D – Rollin' Acres Charolais, Dudgeon-Snobelen

2019 Supreme Champion Bull  Mich Wheatland Hi-caliber 7197E – Premier Livestock

2018 Supreme Champion Female CRG Princess Valentine 42D – Oattes Cattle Co.

2019 Supreme Champion Female  Vos Vegas Black Pearl 6E – Vos Vegas Farms

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2008 Supreme Champion Bull  HBSF Specialist 108U – High Bluff Stock Farm

2009 Supreme Champion Bull  Red Howe Bold Edition 80T – Howe Red Angus

2008 Supreme Champion Female JMB McKenna 615S – JMB Charolais, Brookdale and Fisher Charolais

2009 Supreme Champion Female  Red Howe Miss Trophy 71T – Blake's Red Angus

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2010 Supreme Champion Bull  Sparrows Seminole 927W – Steppler Charolais

2011 Supreme Champion Bull  S7R R117 Northstar 17W – Alain De Corby

2010 Supreme Champion Female Sunny Valley Blk Jenna 88U – Sunny Valley Simmentals

2011 Supreme Champion Female  Six Mile Beauty 803U – Six Mile Ranch

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2012 Supreme Champion Bull  Tlell 199S Xplosive 18X – Clay Enterprises

2013 Supreme Champion Bull  Northern View SMW Gustov 3Z – Wagner Angus

2012 Supreme Champion Female KWA Miss Rock 14X – LaBatte Simmentals

2013 Supreme Champion Female  Cam Poll Nadine – Campbell Limousin

2014 Supreme Champion Bull  ANL XLP Action ET 75Z – Lone Pine Cattle Services, ANL Polled Herefords, Allan Hjertaas 2014 Supreme Champion Female N7's BLK Woodlady 2T – N7 Stock Farm, NYK Cattle Company

2015 Supreme Champion Bull  Young Dale Hi Definition 185B – Young Dale Angus

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2015 Supreme Champion Female  Bar-E-L Erica 74A – Blair's West Land & Cattle, Blairs.Ag Cattle Co.

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2016 Supreme Champion Bull  Young Dale Hi Definition 185B – Young Dale Angus

2017 Supreme Champion Bull  RJY Casino 11C – High Country Cattle & Shelley & Ron Reich

2016 Supreme Champion Female Greenwood PLD Zoom Bloom – Greenwood Limousin, Boss Lake Genetics

2017 Supreme Champion Female  Early Sunset Queen 8C – Tableland Cattle Co & Vandy Cattle

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2018 Supreme Champion Bull  TCCO Big Spender 659D – Tableland Cattle Co

2019 Supreme Champion Bull  Bailey's One of a Kind, Crowe Bros.

2018 Supreme Champion Female Loretta 5511 of Tripp – Wheatland Cattle Co. & Michelson

2019 Supreme Champion Female  North Perth Barbara 507, Merit Cattle Co.

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2007 Supreme Champion Bull  Remitall H Rachis 21R – Remitall Farms, Cooke Livestock

2008 Supreme Champion Bull  SS Ebonys Intuition 802 – Rancier Farms

2007 Supreme Champion Female HF Tibbie 100M – Hamilton Farms

2008 Supreme Champion Female  TLG Flirtin With You 16S – Rancier Farms

2009 Supreme Champion Bull  HF Tiger 5T – Hamilton Farms 2009 Supreme Champion Female DMM Miss Essence 21R – Miller Wilson Angus

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2010 Supreme Champion Bull PCC Sudden Impact 848U – Prairie Cove Charolais, Don Grant Farms, Clear Lake Charolais 2010 Supreme Champion Female  RF Flirtin For Certain 37U – Rancier Farms

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2011 Supreme Champion Bull  DMM Creed 75W – Miller Wilson Angus, Reich Angus 2011 Supreme Champion Female DMM Miss Essence 37T – Miller Wilson Angus

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2013 Supreme Champion Bull  HF Thunderbird 146Y – Poplar Meadows Angus 2013 Supreme Champion Female DMM Miss Essence 14Y – Miller Wilson Angus

2012 Supreme Champion Bull  Red DMM Glesbar Barndance 35X – Miller Wilson, Glesbar Cattle, Goad Family Angus

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2012 Supreme Champion Female  DMM Miss Essence 61W – Miller Wilson Angus

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2014 Supreme Champion Bull  Remitall F Prospector 110Z – Remitall Farms Inc, 3E Cattle Co/Brendyn Elliot, Breed Creek Angus 2014 Supreme Champion Female  RF Certainly Flirtin 202Z – Rancier Farms, Westman Land & Cattle

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2015 Supreme Champion Bull  Red Redrich Aftershock 238A – Redrich Farms, Wood Coulee Ranch 2015 Supreme Champion Female  Red K Adams Zaria 091Z – Ter-Ron Farms

2016 Supreme Champion Bull  Harvie Red Summit 54B – Harvie Ranching, Hobbs, Round Em Up

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2016 Supreme Champion Female SC Mich Rose 30X – Serhienko Cattle Co, Michelson Land & Cattle, Wheatland Cattle Co.

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2017 Supreme Champion Bull  Greenwood Canadian Impact – Greenwood, Nordal Limousin & Angus 2017 Supreme Champion Female  PZC Lily 5013 ET – Prairie Cove Charolais

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SPECIAL FEATURE

The Chronology of

Champions The Supreme Legend that began at the Calgary Stampede lives on at Agribition WORDS BY JEFF GAYE

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wo cities, two major ag events, two

embryo transplantation. Rairdan was the

“So the next meeting he comes roaring

Supreme shows.

Charolais breed representative on the

in. There was a lull, or it was his turn to

The Calgary Stampede Supreme, which

Stampede beef committee.

talk about his breed or something, and

ran from 1991 to 2005 was Canada’s first

Jim and Rosie Palmer of Target Cattle

Supreme cattle show. It was born in a burst

Company (now retired and living in

of vision and enthusiasm, and during its

Kamloops, BC) were also on the committee.

run it raised the profile of beef production

Jim says it’s “ironic as heck” that Rairdan

at The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth. The RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina remains one of the premier show events in the country, in part because of that same commitment to excellence. It had a quieter birth, so to speak—the organizers even had to overcome some reluctance. But the lineage is clear: the prestigious RBC Beef Supreme Challenge, like all Canadian

set the Supreme wheels in motion. “He was late all the time, and sometimes he would even miss the meetings,” Jim remembers. “Some of the guys think ‘geez, that Rairdan’s never around and we’re going to get rid of him’ and all of that.” Jim, who worked with Rairdan, remembers him coming to work after having seen a Supreme show on a trip to Australia.

Supreme shows, can trace its pedigree to

“So he came bombing into the barn, full of

that inaugural Calgary Stampede Supreme.

piss and vinegar like normal, and telling us

The Calgary Stampede Supreme was the brainchild of the late Dr. Scott Rairdan, famous for his pioneering work in

about the supreme thing. He said, ‘what do you think about it at Calgary?’” Jim told him to go for it.

he came out with this and everybody was just flabbergasted. All of a sudden he was a superstar.” The RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at CWA, meanwhile, wasn’t conceived in a similar flash of inspiration. Helge By, one of the driving forces behind the show, said it was established to fill a need. Still, he said, the idea caught fire. “In January or February of 1999, there was a half a dozen of us asked to sit together and try and put a refocus on beef at Agribition,” By said. “Agribition felt they were maybe moving away from their key element in some areas, so they asked a handful of us to get together in a hotel meeting room just to throw around ideas and come up with more of a beef focus for Agribition.”

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He pitched the idea of an overall Supreme. “Of course Supremes have been kind of done to death in a lot of areas, even back then,” he said. “And so the reception when I first said it was a few rolled eyes and a couple ‘oh, no, not another one.’ “But when I pitched out the idea of bringing all the champions from all the major shows across North America and having a grand finale, I caught their attention.” By and half a dozen producers formed a committee to work out the details, and CWA hosted the first RBC Beef Supreme Challenge show in the fall of 1999. Obviously the purpose of showing cattle is to display your operation’s genetics and breeding stock to potential buyers. As such, shows are a business proposition, and the Supremes can mean big business for the exhibitors. The attention and the prestige of winning a major event can bring a breeder customers from around the world. Shows also offer networking opportunities, competitive spirit, a meeting place, and a good time. Rosie Palmer said the Stampede Supreme incorporated some of what Rairdan had seen in Australia and added its own touches to make the event special for producers. One highlight was Supreme Alley, an area in the barn with decorated archways, special lighting, and stalls where the breed champions would be housed and displayed over the ten-day event. The show was run in three “splits.” Breeders who won in the first or second split had their winning animals on display in Supreme Alley to other producers, and to tourists, for several days. “You get lots of people from all over the place. It was always full of people looking at the champions. It was kind of a must-see,” Rosie said. “We hired kids to make sure the cattle were well-presented and the stall was clean.”

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1999 Inaugural Agribition Beef Supreme Challenge Supreme Champion Bull  Green's Premium – Hamilton Farms 1999 Calgary Stampede Supreme Female and Inaugural Agribition Beef Supreme Challenge Supreme Champion Female  Red Sten Essence 42G – Miller Wilson Angus

“So [Scott Rairdan] came bombing into the barn, full of piss and vinegar like normal, and telling us about the supreme thing. He said, ‘what do you think about it at Calgary?’”

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Images (Left) Miller Wilson Angus exhibit the firstever Supreme Champion Female at the Calgary Stampede in 1991. © Walt Browarny Legacy

Images (Above) Competitors in the 1998 Supreme show, the Grand Champion Angus Female, with Doug & John Robertson, Brent Stewart, and Gail Hamilton; and Grand Champion Angus Bull with Dawn Wilson, Marjorie & Allan Savage, Brent Stewart, Lee Wilson and Doug Noad. © Canadian Angus Association Archives

Image Supreme Champion Female HF Echo 12R exhibited by Hamilton Farms, and BCD 140L Dom Lad 326N, exhibited by Adams Hirsche Herefords & Angus, Dallas Farms, and Peter Herefords, in front of the grandstand audience at the Calgary Stampede. Both were crowned Supreme Champions at Agribition that fall. © Walt Browarny Legacy

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Images (Below) Chub's Jezabell 5N, the inaugural Supreme Champion Female at Farmfair, which held its first Supreme show in 2005. She was owned by Lundago Livestock and Tim Matthews. Image courtesy Prime Cut Publishing

(Bottom) The last breeding cattle show at Calgary Stampede was the World Simmental Congress held in 2006. Chub’s Flirt 6P and calf TLG Flirtin with You 16S won the World Title, owned by Trendsetter Livestock and T Bar G Livestock Services (Tracy Gaulter). Although she collected accolades such as Farmfair Supreme Top 5 and Agribition Top 10, her most notable contribution has been as a foundation female, building elite cow families at Rancier Farms and Trendsetter Livestock. Her elite genetics have been recognized in Supreme Champion progeny at Farmfair and Agribition. Image courtesy Trendsetter Livestock

Images (Above) XLR Polled Winchester, Supreme Champion Bull at the 1997 Calgary Stampede owned by Highland Stock Farms and Express Ranches. (Left to Right) Judges Danny Plummer, Ken Lewis, Sandy Jones, Jack St. Arnaud, and Fred Noad; the Stampede Queen and Princesses, Judge Scott Mackay, Cari & Tim Matthews, Holly & Billy Etbauer (World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider sponsored by Express Ranches), Calgary Stampede Director Ed Galvin, Nedra, Bobby, Bob & Julie Funk of Express Ranches, Calgary Stampede President Jack Steen, Jay Hennessy (showman for Highland and Express), Marci Matthews, Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating and wife Kathy, Chip Keating with the Etbauer's son, Laura Matthews, Express Ranches Manager Bill & Elaine Couch (background), Bank of Montreal sponsors Pam Robertson & Chris Hoffner (front), Amanda Matthews, Rob Matthews, Pat Rairdan (wife of the late Scott Rairdan), Karen Hennesy, and Judge Gordon Atkins. (Below) Tim Matthews holds Supreme Champion Bull YKCC Polled Blueprint. Image courtesy Highland Stock Farms

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2000 Supreme Champion Bull  SVY Guardian – Serhienko Cattle Co., Coppermine Ranch

2001 Supreme Champion Bull  Red Brylor Stallion 19J – Brylor Ranch

2000 Supreme Champion Female Duralta 14C Echo 32E – Hamilton Farms

2001 Supreme Champion Female  JSR Jazz 5J – Serhienko Cattle Co.

“At the culmination of the show, we used to take the champions over and parade them in the infield at the grandstand, in between the chuckwagon races.”

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And of course, being the Calgary Stampede, there were other opportunities to add some show-biz touches and make the event memorable. The final Sunday was a big deal with long lineups of people waiting to get in, and a standing-room-only atmosphere once everyone was finally inside the Stampede’s Big Top. The seven-member judging panel would be brought out in a wagon pulled by six heavy horses. Brian Kimmel served on the Stampede Supreme committee. He says they could offer something that can’t be matched anywhere else—a packed outdoor stadium with a cheering crowd. “At the culmination of the show, we used to take the champions over and parade them in the infield at the grandstand, in between the chuckwagon races,” he said. It was a big thrill, but there was pressure to make the timings. “Calgary Stampede is choreographed on a minute-by-minute timeline. We were in between the races and we had to get the cattle over from the barn to the infield. And they're at a specific time and you can't be late,” Kimmel said. “We were early most times, but if you weren't there, you only had a short window to get them out the front of the grandstand.” But it was a gratifying payoff for the breeders, who got to have pictures taken with the grandstand crowd as a backdrop. “It was neat to see 25 or 30 thousand people looking at your cattle,” Kimmel said. The Stampede show used a panel of seven experienced judges for the final Supreme competitions. The highest and the lowest score were not considered in the final rankings, as a failsafe against bias.

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“We have had virtually all breeds make the top ten. Not every breed has won the Supreme, but there's been every breed, I believe, in the top ten over the years.” Agribition may not offer 25,000 cheering fans, but its timing in late fall every year makes it the premier show in Canada—the Grey Cup for cattle breeders.

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And make no mistake: like the Stampede show, Agribition packs ‘em in for the final. “The fans are packed, ringside is crammed in there,”

2002 Supreme Champion Bull  Riverbend Powerline – Hamilton Farms

Helge By said. “Everybody wants to see the excitement.

2002 Supreme Champion Female Red Geis Samary 234 "96" – Geis Angus Farm

The RBC Beef Supreme Challenge hit the ground

And it's a real adrenaline rush for all involved.” running when it launched in 1999. By says the committee promoted it at all the major shows that season, and Agribition officials personally handed the invitations out to champions. As the acceptances came in, organizers knew they had the makings of a big event. The prizes—not only the cash prizes but the sponsored ag products—were a great enticement. But when you gather so many beef industry players, By said, it’s the business opportunities that make it a can’t-miss event. “It’s a great place for sponsors to get out in front of a very large crowd. And that is one thing over the years that we

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2003 Supreme Champion Bull  Triple-A 87J Maximus 4M – Triple A Herefords 2003 Supreme Champion Female Hall’s Miss Lisa 121L – Hall's Cattle Co

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2004 Supreme Champion Female Prime Time's Eileen 29'99 – Prime Time Cattle

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hen we were fortunate enough to win Supreme at Agribition in 2004, it was a supreme rush for everyone involved. Sharing the experience with our good friends and partners, Holmes Farms and Double J Polled Herefords, created a lifelong bond and is something we will never forget. In 2004, the supreme competition was somewhat in its infancy, but it was THE coveted prize. At that time, not many Hereford bulls had achieved supreme honors, and certainly not many yearling bulls had won. When I reflect back, I understand how fortunate we were to have had that experience. I have had the privilege since to be a supreme judge and it made me realize how all of the stars have to line up for success. Our bull, HF 4L Beyond 36N, was a popular animal in our breed and he immediately received worldwide recognition. We were also very fortunate that Beyond was a tremendous breeding bull. Not only did he leave daughters that were highly maternal, his sons were powerful and productive. These many years later, there are still purebred breeders using the genetics of Beyond and cattlemen of other breeds still frequently refer to Beyond.”

Flewelling Cattle Co. & "Beyond 36N"

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2005 Supreme Champion Bull  BCD 140L Dom Lad 326N – Adams Hirsche, Dallas Farms, Peter Herefords

2006 Supreme Champion Bull Wheatland Bull 468P – Wheatland Cattle Co

2005 Supreme Champion Female HF Echo 12R – Hamilton Farms

2006 Supreme Champion Female HF Blackbird 145P – Hamilton Farms, Harvest Angus

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have had, it's always a tremendous crowd when we get into the finals at the show.” Breeders know Agribition is the big one. While the prizes are attractive, the prestige of an RBC Beef Supreme win or even a top-ten placement carries bragging rights and a business bump that can’t be matched. That’s why, By says, even though a show like FarmFair in Edmonton was able to offer trucks as prizes, “most people would give that up to win at Agribition. “There is a lot more prestige and a lot more coverage following the Supreme at Agribition in advertising, and for all breeds,” he said.

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About 15 years ago, Agribition changed its ranking system for the RBC Beef Supreme show: instead of announcing just the Supreme Champions, they announced the Top Ten Finalists unranked, from which the Supreme was slapped. This reflects the reality of the show game: that judging is subjective, and any top animal could be the winner on a different day.

2007 Supreme Champion Bull  Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R – Six Mile Red Angus 2007 Supreme Champion Female HF Tibbie 100M – Hamilton Farms

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It affords the top-ten finishers their due, and gives them an opportunity to market their animal’s genetics on an equal basis. “Everybody in their own minds thinks they’re second,” By laughed. And of those that missed the top ten cut,


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inning the RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Agribition in 2008 was a great experience...Winning it with my daughter Laurie when she was just ten years old and had done so much of the work and showing with both Bess 12S & Sparkle 2U made the experience that much more special. Both females went on to be top donors. Their embryos have been marketed worldwide from the United States to Australia to the United Kingdom and Germany. Red Lazy MC Bess 12S has made a lasting impact not only our herd, but in the entire Red Angus industry, producing herd sires that have been top semen sellers around the globe. Red Lazy MC Detour 2W, Red Lazy MC Cut Above 102Y and Red Lazy MC Forum 223Y are three of the breed's top herd bulls. Detour and Cut Above were in the Semex Beef line-up for many years. Both 12S & 2U’s influence will be noted for years because of the many daughters and sons that went on to produce and continue to do so today.

Lazy MC Angus & "Bess 12S"

SUPREME PROFILE • 2008

Red Lazy MC Bess 12S, owned with Corner Creek Angus, might be one of the only females of all breeds to have such an impressive Agribition resumé. Her accolades include 2006 Heifer Calf Champion, 2007 Junior Champion and First Lady Classic Breed Champion, 2008 Senior Champion and Grand Champion Female, and 2008 RBC Supreme Champion Female."

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2008 Supreme Champion Bull Soo Line Yellowstone 6344 – Soo Line Cattle Co 2008 Supreme Champion Female Red Lazy MC Bess 12S – Lazy MC Angus

“It really does add credibility to those genetics and makes them sought-out across Canada and around the world.”

2009 Supreme Champion Bull HF Tiger 5T – Hamilton Farms

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2009 Supreme Champion Female DMM Miss Essence 21R – Miller Wilson Angus

“everybody else left standing out on the edge of the ring with cattle, they all think they're number 11. “But we don't even know. And we have had virtually all breeds make the top ten. Not every breed has won the Supreme, but there's been every breed, I believe, in the top ten over the years.” The panel of five judges is chosen to reflect diversity too—not just representing all breeds of cattle over the years, but also making sure there are different people judging.

2010 Supreme Champion Bull  Big Gully 611 Bounty 517U – Big Gully Farm

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2011 Supreme Champion Bull CSS Sir Grid Maker 2W – Cedarlea Farms, Char-Mo Farms, CSS Charolais

2011 Supreme Champion Female Soo Line Annie K 9165 – Soo Line Cattle Co., Frehlick Farms


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inning supreme is such an exhilarating experience that's really difficult to describe. It’s a combination of so many emotions - from the initial excitement of a win of such magnitude to the gratification of your breeding program being recognized and appreciated on such a high level by your peers in the industry. I think for us what really stands out is when SVY Starstruck 559R was awarded the 2010 supreme at Agribition with SVY Starstruck 8X at her side, both females being sired by SVY sires that were bred in our own program. The incredible part of that duo was Starstruck 8X following up the 2010 supreme title while at the side of her mother by coming back to Agribition in 2012 to win the supreme title again as a cow herself. I believe this is the only time in the history of the show that has ever occurred. Aside from the cow stories, some of our most cherished memories are of all the people involved and the backstories in the journey to the supreme wins. Every friend, colleague and partner involved each has their own individual memories that are so enjoyable to look back on. The cow families that have been responsible for much of our successes in the supreme titles that we've been fortunate enough to be awarded have become extremely dominant throughout virtually all the pedigrees in our program, producing our next generations of females and herd sires. One would be hard pressed to find a single pedigree of an individual in our program that doesn't show the influence of our supreme winning cow families. I wholeheartedly believe that the strong emphasis we see placed on cow/calf pairs at the Canadian shows due to the supreme competitions has much to do with fostering dominant cow families within all the breeds. I think it makes breeders look to and select for the traits in the young heifer calves and yearling heifers that will lead to them being more functional when they are in production, as opposed to chasing after extremes that could hinder functionality. From a marketing standpoint, the international exposure the supreme wins have given us has been absolutely amazing. This recognition has allowed us to merchandise our genetics throughout the world, resulting in some great successes for those breeders in their respective countries. We're very proud to have been the breeder of a National Champion in three different countries (Canada, USA & Mexico) with genetics we have sent around the globe. The large platform and international audience that the supreme competitions have given us has made that global movement of genetics possible."

Owned with Michelson Land & Cattle

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2012 Supreme Champion Bull  UPS Uptown ET – Hirsche Herefords and Angus Ltd., WSV Farm & Ranch LLC, Upstream Ranch

“We try and mix it up in the breeds. We try and have one from a smaller breed, not just the major breeds, so everybody gets a look,” By said. “We've always tried to have an international judge as one of the five. And we've always had one woman on the on the judging panel. And in all these years,” he said, “we’ve never, ever had anybody judge twice.” When someone accepts an offer to judge at Agribition, they are sworn to secrecy—if word gets out that they are on the panel, they are replaced. This shields them from any attempt at, or any appearance of, tampering or currying favour before the show.

2013 Supreme Champion Bull Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y – Redrich Farms

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2013 Supreme Champion Female OBG Nancy 028 – Keaton McConathy

Or as By puts it, “nobody needs that many steak dinners.” He tells of one judge who hadn’t even told his wife he was on the panel. She found out when he was introduced with the other judges. (Or, he says, maybe she was the judge and he was the surprised spouse…) It’s an honour to be invited to judge, and some breeders will forego their own opportunity to exhibit in order to accept a judging invitation. But it’s also a big responsibility. “All of these guys are brave guys and gals,” By said. “You've got about 20 minutes once the animals roll in the ring to get your placings down. It's pressure. It's not easy. And so you want people that are confident and comfortable being in that situation.”

2014 Supreme Champion Female RF Certainly Flirtin 202Z – Rancier Farms, Westman Land & Cattle

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“You've got about 20 minutes once the animals roll in the ring to get your placings down. It's pressure. It's not easy.”

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inning the Supreme Championship at both FarmFair International and Canadian Western Agribition in 2014 with Remitall F Prospector 110Z was a huge accomplishment for our program. It was very exciting to win these prestigious titles because it truly is not an easy thing to do. It takes a lot of hard work, time and money to be able to just compete at these shows. We respect and commend all the breeders that are willing to do it. The night before the Supreme show, Breed Creek Angus purchased a half interest in Prospector for $62,000 at the Power & Perfection sale. Winning the Supreme with a bull we bred and raised made it even more meaningful. This bull went on to produce progeny that excelled in the show ring as well as the breeding pasture. In his first calf crop he produced a son that was the 2015 Canadian National Champion Angus Bull and a Top 5 and Top 10 qualifier at both FarmFair and Agribition. Still to this day, some of his daughters continue to excel in their production and help us continue to build a herd we are proud of.”

Remitall Cattle & "Prospector 110Z"

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2015 Supreme Champion Bull  May-Way Breakout 1310 – Poplar Meadows, Hamilton Farms, Six Mile

2016 Supreme Champion Bull  EF Titan 545 – Enright Farms, Cavanhill Farms

2015 Supreme Champion Female PZC TR Desirae 012 – McLeod Livestock

2014 Supreme Champion Female DMM Blackbird 105A – Miller Wilson Angus

Supreme shows like Calgary and CWA, like cattle shows at all levels, build a better beef industry by offering a marketplace for ever-improving genetics. “It really does add credibility to those genetics and makes them sought-out across Canada and around the world. I know a lot of embryos have been sold out of the from Agribition supreme champions. A lot of semen has been told marketed from out of the Agribition champion bulls, everywhere in the world,” By said. Brian Kimmel says the Stampede show served the same role. “People use it as a tool to advertise their cattle and promote them for future generations. It's something you can look back and say ‘You know, we were up against the best and we won that show.’ “It was a great, great platform for the purebred breeders to showcase their cattle.”

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While the Agribition show is stronger than ever, a number of factors combined to bring the curtain down on the Calgary Stampede Supreme. For one thing, it was expensive to operate and difficult to coordinate with

2003 Supreme Champion Bull  Greenwood Canadian Impact – Greenwood, Nordal Limousin & Angus

other livestock events using the barns.

2003 Supreme Champion Female PZC Lily 5013 ET – Prairie Cove Charolais

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2018 Supreme Champion Bull  DMM International 54D – Miller Wilson Angus, Glen Gabel Angus 2018 Supreme Champion Female  PM Echo 8'16 – Blairs.Ag Cattle Co, Carlos Ojea

pull out of the show altogether. This made a poor impression with the greater Calgary Stampede board. He believes those challenges, plus the BSE crisis that started in 2003, ultimately put an end to it. By says the major shows help the grassroots of the show industry by attracting breeders to exhibit at the smaller qualifying events. But like Agribition and FarmFair, which have been cancelled for 2020, smaller shows are suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Kimmel, who is involved in the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, is proud of what started in Calgary. “We were the first supreme show, and all the other major shows have followed our model. So that's kind of gratifying,” he said. He says shows in general, and Supreme shows in particular, are vitally important to the beef industry. And widespread cancellations due to Covid-19 are hurting the industry’s culture. It's tough, he said, when you’ve shown cattle for 30 or 40 years to suddenly not have a show season to prepare for. “It's part of the social event of the cattle industry, and an important part that’s missing right now is camaraderie between the exhibitors,” he said. “It's a tight, tight family.”

2019 Supreme Champion Bull  Greenwood Electric Impact – Greenwood, Ben Armitage

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2019 Supreme Champion Female  Brooking Countess 7077 – Brooking Angus, Dusty Rose Cattle Co

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  Alberta Hereford Association   www.albertaherefords.com

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  Arch Holdings  www.facebook.com/Archclubcattle/

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  Belvin Angus  www.belvinangus.com

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  Bohrson Marketing Services   www.bohrson.com

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  Canadian Charolais Association   www.charolais.com

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  Canadian Hereford Association   www.hereford.ca

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  Country Junction Feeds   www.countryjunctionfeeds.com  DVAuction   www.dvauction.com   First Class Cattle Marketing   www.firstclasscattlemarketing.com

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 Genex   www.genexcanada.com

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  Grand Valley Fortifiers   www.grandvalley.com

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  Lazy MC Angus   www.lazymcangus.com

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  Lucky Springs Farms   www.luckyspringsfarms.com

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  Manitou Maine Anjou   www.manitoumaineanjou.ca

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