CEDAR HAYNE enjoys the benefits of the Limousin breed Introducing the Hewson family in THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PUREBREDS Results from the CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW THE PERSONAL VISIT A tried-but-true marketing approach still spells success
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16 JUNIOR PROFILE
Cedar Hayne enjoys the benefits of the Limousin breed
22 THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PUREBREDS
Double B Cattle Co shows vision for longevity and quality maternal bloodlines
30 CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT
Held in conjuction with Summer Synergy, the 2022 Impact show was a hit with youth
40 THE PERSONAL VISIT
A tried-but-true marketing approach still spells success
CLA Presidents Report 4
CLA Office Update 8
CJLA News 12
CJLA Board 12
4-H Achievements 24
CJLA Board 27
Show Results 30
NALF Report 44
Provincial News 46 British Columbia 46 Alberta 47 Saskatchewan 48 Manitoba 49 Ontario 50 Martimes 51
Social News 52
CCA President’s Report 54
Stocker Market Report 55
Herd Health VACCINATING HINTS 56
Breed Average EPDs 58
Ad Sizes & Specifications 65
Upcoming Events 66
Advertisers Index 67
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Cover Photo: Jill Renton Livestock Photography
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This year is certainly a prime example that time waits for no one or nothing! I cannot believe that as I am writing this that there is the odd orange leaf now and fall is right there within reach. We have had a very good summer in most aspects and calves that I have seen are meeting and surpassing expectations, mostly due to the feed that we have seen across the country, for which we are very thankful for on the heels of the previous year.
We now head into the Fall where we see the workload for everyone start to ramp up once again. Preparation for fall sales and shows are in full swing and I would like to remind everyone that along with your increase in workload, so do we have at the office for registrations and DNA. Some of your requests simply cannot be hurried and is demanding of our staff. We are running on a staff that fits the Association in terms of budget and workload, while trying to keep up with the requests from you the breeders. It is a juggling act to say the least but we can make it happen with consideration from all with your scheduling of activities. Please know that DNA is three weeks (3) turn around, and results will be forwarded as soon as available! I ask that you be respectful of our staff and their time and if you require assistance, please send an email outlining your request and they will get to you in a timely fashion and take
care of your requirements and save on some of their valued time. Remember, we have two office staff to serve the needs of over 400 members and they are very good at their jobs, and they must iron out a plethora of issues along the way – all of which takes time. I thank you for this and trust that we can keep the good flow that we are experiencing and trust that the recent wrinkles we experienced are long gone.
I want you to know that your Board and your office has been vigilant since the AGM in working to finish up the Legacy Project, and as I hope we all can appreciate, that an undertaking of that magnitude left some situations that required more time and efforts to make it complete – we are winning and THANK YOU to everyone for your participation in this project – a huge success for the breed.
Hand and hand with that, is where do we go now and how do we continue with this Legacy that we have started. We have a few suggestions that we are working on and welcome suggestions from breeders as to how or what is next. Contact a director and visit with your ideas as we are only here to implement within the guidelines and bylaws of our breed what we can to help maintain or enhance our position in the industry.
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The Fall also brings about the return to the show barns, and judging from the success of last year everyone is more than ready to do this again. At the time of writing this all the major shows across Canada are to be running in full force and we take this time to wish all participants great success. As you promote your herd you are also promoting the breed and as a non-hands-on breeder, I thank you for what you do to fly the Limousin colours. It is encouraging to me to see all the print media showing how the influence of Limousin can and will enhance the bottom line of many sectors of the industry. Thank you and continued success to all as we boost the desire to use Limousin.
With the show season comes a great selection of Fall sales to take in. I have noticed the selections for a lot of the sales, and I can fully assure you that there are cattle for all herds here no matter how discriminating you may be. Breeders are bringing some exciting genetics for appraisal, and I truly wish them the very best as we move forward.
It is my intention to attend as many of these events as possible throughout the fall, and I do look forward to meeting and visiting with all breeders and offer my support to you. If you have questions about our business or about the breed, give me a call or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend any of the functions I will be very happy to listen, visit or even take criticism as long as it comes with a suggestion.
Thank you for now and until we meet again – best wishes.
Wayne Burgess CLA PRESIDENT
CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION
3378 – 15th Ave SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3W5
Toll Free: 1.866.886.1605 Fax: 403.253.1704 www.limousin.com
General Manager & Canadian Junior Limousin Association Coordinator Laura Ecklund 403.559.9849 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Registry & Member Services
Jayme Smith 403.253.7309 email@example.com
Limousin Voice Advertising Representative & Editor
Tessa Verbeek 403.636.1066 firstname.lastname@example.org
CLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT Wayne Burgess Alberta 403.813.8416 email@example.com
Ashton Hewson Saskatchewan 306.390.7987 firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Hunter Manitoba 204.851.0809 email@example.com
Amanda Matthews Alberta 403.470.1812 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Cody Miller 780.349.0644 email@example.com
Tyler Stewart 403.741.9571 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatchewan Carey Hirschfeld 306.441.3723 email@example.com
Ontario Chad Homer 519.339.9659 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Machan 613.857.1496 email@example.com
PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS
British Columbia Erin Kishkan 250.747.3836 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Tim Andrew 403.854.6335 email@example.com
Saskatchewan Ashton Hewson 306.390.7987 firstname.lastname@example.org
Manitoba Kyle Wright 204.305.0221 email@example.com
Ontario Matthew Zwambag 519.870.3219 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritimes John-Calvin Siddall 902.664.8008 email@example.com
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AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN Since 1982 Amanda & Clint Seward • Ian & Bonnie Hamilton Box 55, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 Amanda and Clint: 204 246-2576 • Amanda Cell: 204 823-2286 Ian and Bonnie: 204-246-2312 • Ian's Cell: 204-823-1240 firstname.lastname@example.org VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.AMAGLENLIMOUSIN.CA One of the Platinum Elite Herds in Canada What you measure, you can manage! PERFORMANCE, PEDIGREE, PERSONALITY Amaglen Limousin celebrating 40 years in 2022 Be sure to come for a tour if you find your self in Manitoba this fall FEMALES FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Open Heifers, Bred Heifers and Proven Females Proven BULLS FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY sons of Wulfs Amazing Bull, JYF Galveston, Amaglen Fargo, 777 Jack Daniels, Wulfs Billy the Kid NO CREEP FEED • 100% DNA PROVEN PEDIGREES
BY / PAR Laura Ecklund
I like this quote; it applies to many areas of our daily lives and transfers into the cattle business. The potential to succeed in the Limousin breed is there, it takes both consistent effort and planning to realize it. The association offers numerous opportunities for success through advertising, educational material and industry involvement. There are also opportunities to become involved in breed leadership on both provincial and national boards and committees.
The Canadian Limousin Association held its 53rd Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022 hosted by Highland Stock Farms Ltd. in Bragg Creek, Alta. The board of directors is pleased to welcome to the board Michael Machan of OPAL Stock Farms Renfrew, Ont. The new executive was elected following the meeting and we would like to congratulate Wayne Burgess who was re-elected for a second term as President. Also re-elected to the executive are Ashton Hewson, Vice-President and Travis Hunter, Treasurer. Amanda Matthews will continue to sit in the role as Past President.
The board of directors meets regularly on the last Tuesday of each month and welcomes agenda items to be brought forward from the membership. The board would like to invite members to become involved in the association through the 2022/2023 Committees. Please reach out to a board member or myself for involvement on a committee. Committees of the Board - Breed Improvement Committee, Commercial Committee, Promotions Committee, Registry Committee, National Show & Sale Committee.
We now offer CLA branded promotional items and clothing from our official supplier, Nutec Embroidery. The Promotions Committee has put together a great selection of items that can be ordered directly through Nutec. However, the options for items are endless as the CLA logo can be used on any item of your choice. You can find more information for ordering on the CLA website. Please contact Nutec directly to place your order. Happy shopping!
I spend a fair amount of my time on the phone with breeders visiting about their operations. A common theme in those conversations is the past success of the breed and the current economic and environmental challenges raising cattle. We can all agree that inflation and the lack of rain or abundance of rain in other parts have made for challenging times. However, there is still success and abundance to be had in the breed and we have witnessed this with individual breeders right across Canada. A key piece in this success is putting yourself out there and getting involved in what the breed has to offer. I encourage all members to use the resources available through the association and to take an active role in the breed.
Look forward to visiting with you this show and sale season.
Laura Ecklund GENERAL MANAGER
“You get out of life what you put into it.”
CLA OFFICE UPDATE
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“Tu récolte ce que tu sèmes.”
J’aime cette expression, il s’applique à plusieurs secteurs de nos vies et se transfère à l’industrie bovine. Le potentiel de réussir dans la race Limousin est là, ça prend de l’effort constant et une bonne planification pour le réaliser. L’Association offre plusieurs opportunités pour réussir en termes de publicité, éducation et participation dans l’industrie. Il existe aussi plusieurs opportunités de s’impliquer sur les conseils provincial et fédéral.
L’Association Canadienne de Limousin a tenu son 53ème assemblé annuel le 14 juillet, 2022 à Highland Stock Farms Ltd. à Bragg Creek, AB. Le conseil d’administration aimerait accueillir Michael Machan de OPAL Stock Farms Renfrew, ON. Le nouvel exécutif était élu suivant la réunion annuelle, et on aimerait féliciter Wayne Burgess qui était réélu pour un deuxième mandat comme Président. Aussi réélu comme Vice-Président, Ashton Hewson, et Travis Hunter comme trésorier. Amanda Mathews continuera comme Ancienne Présidente.
Le conseil d’administration se rencontre le dernier Mardi de chaque mois et accueille les suggestions de ses membres. Le conseil invite les membres de s’impliquer dans l’Association par les comités 2022/2023. Svp contacter un membre du conseil ou moi-même si un des comités vous intéresse. Voici une liste des comités - Comité Amélioration de la Race, Comité commercial, Comité de Promotion, Comité d’Enregistrement, Comité Vente et Show National. Maintenant on offre des items promotionnels et des vêtements de notre fournisseur, Nutec Embroidery. La comité de Promotion a sélectionné plusieurs items qui peuvent être commandés directement de Nutec.
Par contre, il y a d’autres options, le logo du CLA peut être utilisé sur n’importe quel item que vous choisissez. Vous trouverez plus d'informations sur les commandes sur le site web du CLA. Svp contactez Nutec directement pour placer votre commande. Bon magasinage!
Je passe une bonne partie de mon temps au téléphone avec les producteurs discutant leurs opérations. Un thème commun durant ces conversations est l'ancien succès de la race et les défis économiques et environnementaux présentement. On peut tous s’entendre que l’inflation et le manque de pluie ou abondance dans d’autres régions ont créé plusieurs défis. Par contre, il a encore du succès à atteindre dans la race, on l’a remarqué par le succès de plusieurs éleveurs à travers le Canada. Un facteur clé à ce succès est de sortir et de participer dans les opportunités que la race peut offrir. J’encourage tous les membres d’utiliser les ressources de l’Association disponibles et de participer activement dans la race.
J’ai hâte de visiter avec vous pendant cette saison de show et ventes.
NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ALC
Laura Ecklund GENERAL MANAGER
Photo Credit: Jill Renton Livestock Photography
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YOUR SUCCESS YOUR SUCCESSIS OUR BUSINESS
Saturday, October 22
Colours of Autumn Limousin Sale, Cookstown, ON
Tuesday, November 15 Triple R Limousin Production Sale, MacGregor, MB
Wednesday, November 16
Campbell Land & Cattle Complete Dispersal Sale, Douglas, MB
Thursday, December 8 Western Select 11th Anniversary Limousin Sale, Saturday, December 10
Tuesday, December 13
Friday, December 31
The Eastern Showcase Limousin Sale, Hanover, ON
B Bar Cattle Co Bull & Female Sale, Lucky Lake, SK
New Years Resolution Sale, Edmonton, AB
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE GROWTH OF THE LIMOUSIN BREED AND INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT THESE FALL SALES: RR 4, Site 7, Box 28 • Olds, AB • T4H 1T8 403.519.3515 email@example.com WWW.BOHRSON.COM
Scott Bohrson 403.370.3010 Martin Bohrson 306.220.7901 Taylor Richards 306.821.4169 Jaxon Payne 306.830.0456 Darryl Snider 780.385.5561 Rob Voice 306.270.6082 Jay Sibbald 403.899.2625 Cody Haney 403.845.8806
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CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION
With summer coming to a close the CJLA Board hopes everyone had eventful and Limousin filled days. Since our last report the board has offered multiple giveaways including the coffee/tea basket giveaways for supporting with cookbooks won by Richmond Ranch, Plains Limousin, Carpenter Cattle Company, and Arcon Cattle Company, a cookbook giveaway won by the Ecklund kids, Mother’s Day gift basket won by Michelle Kennedy, a Yeti cup giveaway for submitting cookbook recipes won by the Ecklund kids, and a Father’s Day gift basket won by Andrew Webb. The board would like to thank everyone who participated and hopes that all the winners enjoyed their prizes.
A huge event that happened this summer was the CJLA Impact Show which was held in conjunction with Summer Synergy. There was a total of 24 participants in the Impact Show and the breed was very well represented in the show ring. During the show all of the juniors had activities together and some of the Limousin families got together at the campground for some fun team judging tips. Overall all the juniors enjoyed the show and are already making plans for next year's Impact Show in Spencerville, Ontario August 2-5, 2023.
As most of you may know the CJLA Board welcomed new faces as well as said goodbye to some familiar ones. Cheyenne Porter, Madi Lewis, and Joe Scott: we wish you all the best of luck as you pursue new adventures. New to the board this year is Megan Conners. We are excited to have her and see what new ideas she will bring to the board. Our new board is currently planning future events for the upcoming year and would like to wish everyone a great fall show season, as well as remind everyone that cookbooks are still available and to contact one of the board members to put in an order.
1. KIRA AXLEY (PRESIDENT)
Years on CJLA board: 3 • Hometown: Czar, AB Age: 20 • School: Graduated from Lakeland College April 2022 with a diploma in Animal Sciences, livestock major
I grew up raising Limos with my family and showed our purebred females and Limousin influenced steers throughout my 12 years of 4-H. Our family has always raised Limousin, with both purebred and commercial herds, and I grew fond of the breed for their ability to be a natural beef producer and to do so in an efficient manner. As I grew up and got more involved in the farm, I began to develop my own herd of females and began registering them under my own name in 2016. Throughout high school and college I was active in the junior show circuit with my own purebred females. I joined the CJLA board in 2020 to expand my connections in the breed and have done just that!
Favourite Vacation: Bus camping trip to Yellowknife, NWT in 2019 that I won through the 4-H Selections program. We travelled in a
highway bus from Wetaskawin, Alta. north to Yellowknife, NWT in a 2-week period while tenting every night and making many stops to tour the northern towns and historic landmarks throughout the day!
2. EMMA QUALLY (VICE PRESIDENT)
Years on CJLA board: 2 • Hometown: Rose Valley, SK • Age: 16 • School: Grade 11 at Rose Valley School
I am the fourth generation of my family farm, Qually-T Limousin. We have been raising purebred Limousin cattle since 1989. I have been in 4-H for 10 years and have been exhibiting Limousin animals in that time. I am looking forward to competing in other shows in the future. I have always been very passionate about the Limousin breed and agriculture.
Favourite Vacation: My grade 10 Banff trip touring Alberta. We travelled to Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and Edmonton. I am already looking forward to my grade 11 canoe trip!
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3. BIANCA BYERS (SECRETARY)
Years on CJLA board: 3 • Hometown: Blackstock, ON • Age: 20 • School: Lakeland College Bachelors Degree Agriculture Technology
I started showing cattle in 2016 with my neighbour’s who graciously taught me the ropes and provided me with animals to work on and show supplies to use. Since then, my parents have grown their herd, and I have started my own herd as well.
Favourite Vacation: Florence, Italy in May 2022.
4. TAYLOR ANNETT (TREASURER)
Hometown: Mildmay, ON • Years on CJLA board: 2 • Age: 17 • School: Grade 12 at Walkerton District Community School
For as long as I can remember I have always had a very keen interest in agriculture and the cattle industry. I am proud to be a third-generation beef farmer. Along with my parents and my sister, we own and operate our cow calf operation, Preferred Limousin. I’ve been showing cattle and actively involved in 4-H for a number of years now. I am also the Vice-President of the Ontario Junior Limousin Association. I am very intrigued by the genetic side of things and I have hopes to go to university and pursue a career in Bovine Embryology. Being on the board has given me many great opportunities to meet young people who share the same passions as I do. I can not wait for many more experiences to come!
Favourite Vacation: Each year my family takes a trip to the Royal Winter Fair. It has been a tradition in our house for as long as I can remember. It’s always nice to go and see all the familiar faces and visit with people that we don’t get to see very often.
5. CEDAR HAYNE (PRESS REPORTER)
Hometown: Gull Lake, SK • Years on CJLA board: 2 • Age: 15 • School: Grad 10 at Gull Lake School
My parents grew up with Limousin and wanted a herd of their own so ever since I was little Limousin has been the main breed of cattle I show throughout the year.
Favourite Vacation: Going to Disneyland when I was 5 and getting to see Pluto and go on rides.
6. JOCELYN KENNEDY (DIRECTOR)
Hometown: Omemee, ON • Years on CJLA board: 3 • Age: 17 • School: Grade 12 at I.E. Weldon Secondary School
My Grandfather had a mixed breed herd of commercial cattle back in the 1970s and then found Limousin. He loved Limousin bulls and what they were adding to the calves his cows were producing. My parents and my sister were brought into the purebred business and in 2015 the first purebred calf with the CHA (Crown Hill Acres) prefix was born! My family and I fell in love with purebred Limousin and the people we met in the process of showing and purchasing cattle. We’ve been showing Limos since that first calf hit the ground and haven’t looked back!
Favourite Vacation: For sure Alberta 2022 – my family and I travelled through the mountains and got to see the province, and then attended the 2022 CJLA Impact Show in Olds and had the best time!
7. MEGAN CONNERS (DIRECTOR)
Hometown: Hanna, AB • Years on CJLA board: 1 Age: 17 • School: Grade 12 at Youngstown School
Cattle have always been a huge part of my life, and as I have grown up, my interest has broadened to the genetic and management side of our operation as well. My family has always raised Limousin influence animals, and I have enjoyed becoming more active in helping choose replacement females and herd sires for our program. I enjoy being able to showcase steers and females from our herd through 4-H, which I have been part of for 8 years. I am excited to be a new member of the CJLA board as a way to become more involved in the Limousin breed.
Favourite Vacation: My favourite vacation is my family’s annual camping trip to the mountains. We spend the week exploring the back country on quads and fishing along the way. I always look forward to going back each year!
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Golden Thread Livestock Photography, AgPlus Design & Photography, Jill Renton Livestock Photography
A JUNIOR'S POINT OF VIEW CEDAR HAYNE
Limousin wins the heart of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan youth.
Born in Bassano, Alta., Cedar Hayne spent most of her early years in Alberta riding – both in the arena and out in the field with friends. 2014 brought about the move to Gull Lake, Sask. where she currently attends the Gull Lake School in grade 10. Upon graduating high school, Cedar aspires to attend university in the United States of America to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine and has her eyes set on becoming a large animal veterinarian.
“Since pretty much forever animals have been a huge part of my life,” Cedar goes on to say, “and ever since I was little all I have ever wanted to do is take care of them. So naturally becoming a vet has always been in the books for me.”
In 2015, Cedar got her first introduction to the Limousin breed, taking a Limousin influence steer in 4-H.
“Ever since then, Limousin has been my first choice for market steers and show females,” Cedar says, “Limousin has the best muscling, best tasting meat, and best overall docility. The Limousin animals I have shown have been nothing but successful for me and there is nothing that could change my mind that Limousin isn’t the best breed.”
The family’s Lazy H Limousin breeding herd came to be in 2016. Initially, a couple of Limousin influence heifers and a black Limousin bull formed the start of the herd that Cedar’s parents, Andrew and Candice Webb, would soon grow. In the years following, the whole family has been busy building and improving their herd’s genetics and growing the herd size. Currently, the family runs in the neighbourhood of 60 head of purebred and commercial females with bulls being marketed by private treaty.
Cedar has developed an eye for quality cattle and an aptitude for the preparation and presentation that goes into marketing seedstock.
“Limousin females have always had the depth of body and overall structure I look for in breeding stock. They have calving ease, high fertility rates and good
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Photo Credit: Golden Thread Livestock Photography (Above), Jill Renton Livestock Photography (Inset)
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milking ability. All of these characteristics are extremely important and are what make Limousin females superior,” Cedar states.
On the bull side of the equation, it is the overall muscling, phenotype and structure that she feels is unmatched. There is no question in Cedar’s mind which breed has her heart.
“The beautiful traditional apricot hair coat has made them stand out in the crowd and makes them my top choice, always. It is my hope that more people realize how docile and well-built Limousin cattle are and the population of Limousin herds grow,” Cedar goes on to say, “This goal can be met by people continuing to advertise their herds as well as register their animals, so that the public can see just how many Limousin breeders and Limousin animals there are.”
Cedar attended her first CJLA Impact Show in Saskatoon in 2019.
It was at this show that she met one of her best friends and since then it has been a passion of Cedar’s to give other juniors the same experiences she has had. As a result, Cedar joined the Canadian Junior Limousin Association Board of Directors last year and is currently the Press Reporter.
“I have attended many events as a CJLA representative and am proud every moment. The board is like a family and the things we plan are worth being proud of. I hope to help make this year even better than the last.”
Cedar says she has honed many life skills while on the CJLA board and through attending the CJLA Impact Show. Skills like public speaking, time management, organization, and learning to work with others are all things that she says will benefit her in the future both in work and everyday life. She also hopes to one day join the Canadian Limousin
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Association Board of Directors when she is older.
“Some of my favourite memories are memories made at the Impact Shows – as most of the juniors know those shows are nothing but fun. I have way too many memories to count!”
Cedar has certainly had her share of proud accomplishments with her cattle. She says that the pinnacle of her show career, so far, was this year at the CJLA Impact Show at Summer Synergy. She took her bred and owned cow/calf pair to the
show and her fifty-percent Limousin heifer calf won the commercial Limousin female division, qualifying for the Supreme as the only calf.
“This has been my proudest accomplishment for multiple reasons. First, the judge was Ryan Rash and he has always been a superstar of cattle to me. Secondly, this heifer calf was my very first animal of my own, and third it was my first time being at Summer Synergy, so to get in the Supreme my first year was a huge deal.”
"SOME OF MY FAVOURITE MEMORIES ARE MEMORIES MADE
AT THE IMPACT SHOWS...I HAVE WAY TOO MANY MEMORIES TO COUNT!"
There are many people Cedar credits with helping her along the way.
“Ever since I was little my parents have pretty much shown me everything I know when it comes to the everyday challenges of owning and caring for cattle. Without them leading me and helping me I wouldn’t know half the things I know now and I definitely wouldn't be as successful as I have been.”
Ashton and Kendra Hewson of Double B Cattle Co. and Lexi Girodat of Rocking G Land and Cattle have mentored Cedar and brought her along to help at multiple shows which has allowed her to hone her skills as a showman and solidified her work ethic. Cedar’s advice for other youth in the cattle industry is to get eager and get disciplined.
“Being eager and dedicated to the industry helps get you opportunities of a lifetime, and even if it seems like a boring task, every little thing counts and is seen. As for being disciplined it is very important to keep yourself in line and make sure you are getting your work done. Those characteristics are noticed and will do nothing but help you and benefit you in the future.”
Cedar’s future is incredibly bright as she looks to stay involved in the cattle industry for the long haul. Whether it be on the end of a show halter, growing her own herd of Limousin, or moving the breed forward at the board table – we are proud to have Cedar as part of the Limousin family.
Photo Credit: Jill Renton Livestock Photography
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MICHAEL MACHAN 1268 GOSHEN ROAD RENFREW, ONTARIO K7V 3Z4 613 857 1496 MICHAEL@ MTFM.LIFE WWW.OPALSTOCKFARM.COM OUR 1ST CALF CROP WITH THESE DAM OF OPAL KEAVE BW 70 ADJ 205 WT 665 HOMO POLLED BW 72 ADJ 205 WT 702 HOMO POLLED DAM OF OPAL KANE OPAL KANE CLARKS GLITTER OPAL KEAVE WGL HEAVENLY HASH OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALSAnnouncing for sale
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PUREBREDS
DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.
What is your favorite time of year? Breeding season is the one season that we look forward to the most! The challenge to improve your herd through decisions in genetic crosses is one we enjoy! Knowing these decisions will impact your herd and your successes for years to come makes the challenge all that much greater.
What do you value most as a cattle breeder? The one thing that makes this business what it is for us is the people. From our Limousin family, to the breeders across the isle, to our loyal supporters, this is truly what makes this business what it is. We have met so many amazing people, some from across the world and some from just a stone's throw away, each one of them holds a special place with us. This isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle and it's one we are proud to live!
Ashton and Kendra Hewson, Unity, Saskatchewan
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Tell us about your favourite Limousin memory. 2019 CWA will always stand out for us! This show was so impactful in so many ways but the pride we felt in our first Grand Champion banner with DBCC Fool's Gold who we raised with such conviction was both incredibly rewarding but also so very humbling. To be standing among so many decorated and accomplished breeders was surreal.
Which animal has had the most influence in your program and why? When we purchased Miss Hew 10W in 2017 we hit the dusty trail and never looked back! She has proven herself year after year, raising some of the top calves since her first calf hit the ground as a two year old. Her daughters Miss Hew 4Y,
Miss Hew Connie and DBCC Foxy Lady have played a pivotal role within our herd, driving the maternal genetics forward. These females have gone on to produce some of our favourites such as, DBCC Fool's Gold, DBCC Hard Pressed and DBCC Harlequin.
What have been a few of your proudest accomplishments? Starting Double B Cattle Co in 2014 was an exciting new adventure! And what an adventure it has been, starting with just 4 commercial cows and a passion for the breed! We have worked hard to build our brand within the breed showing our vision for longevity and quality maternal bloodlines.
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SHOW RESULTS 4-H ACHIEVEMENTS
1. 4 year old Addison Lawrence of the Durham Junior Calf Club, Durham, Ont. getting hooked on Limousin!
2. Emily Lawrence of the Durham Junior Calf Club with her heifer Lakeside Kindle
3. Bailey Lawrence of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club with her heifer Lakeside Kennedy
4. 3 year old Alina Watson of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club, Durham, Ont. with LLL18K Lakeside Keystone
5. 7 year old Stefanie Watson of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club, Durham, Ont. with LLL20K Lakeside Komotion
6. Jaiden Stull of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club, Markdale, Ont. enjoyed showing a Limousin heifer Redlawn Juliet 935J during her first year in 4-H and plans to show another Limousin heifer next year!
7. Ella Lillico of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club with her heifer Lakeside Joyride
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8. Maddy Lillico of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club with heifer Lakeside Karnation
9. Myah Tupling of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club with her heifer Lakeside Jalapeno
10. Gregory Elchuk of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club with his heifer Lakeside Journey
11. Clara Elchuk of the Grey County 4-H Beef Club and her heifer Lakeside Joella
12. 15 year old Avery Annett, a 4 year member of the Paisley 4-H Beef Club, Mildmay, Ont. enjoys working with her heifer and her goofy personality and learning new things every day. (Awards: Grand Champion Yearling Limousin Heifer at Meaford Fair)
13. 17 year old Taylor Annett, a 7 year member of the Paisley 4-H Beef Club, Mildmay, Ont. showed JBH Jukebox Junkie, a home raised Limousin bred heifer. Taylor is the Treasurer for the Canadian Junior Limousin Association and the Vice President of the Ontario Junior Limousin Association.
14. 17 year old Jocelyn Kennedy of the Omemee Beef Club & Woodville-Little Britain Beef Club, Omemee, Ont. showed Crown Hill Shameless 12J (Awards: Reserve Champion Heifer, Omemee Beef Club and Reserve Champion Beef Showperson at the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton County 4-H Show)
15. Jocelyn Kennedy also showed a second project Crown Hill Jolene 7J (Awards: Reserve Champion Heifer, Woodville-Little Britain Beef Club)
16. Sam Stewart laying with his calf after a hot day of showing at Hanover Fair
17. Sharlotte Stewart, Spencer Stewart and Landen Clark getting their Limousin projects ready for show day!
18. Landen Clarke showing Smart Polled Kit Kat GYS 6K at Essa Fair
19. Clayton Reid at his achievement day in Desboro, Ont. showing GYS 38J Smart Polled Jillian
20. Ainsley Reid at her achievement day in Deboro, Ont. showing GYS 16K Smart Polled Kate
21. 14 year old David Kirby of the Feversham Beef Club, Lisle, Ont. My 4 H project animal is B-Bar/VLE Sammy 16J ET also known as Sammy. I love my 4 H project because she is well behaved, great conformation and overall just a great 4 H project. I would like to thank Lisle Livestock for the opportunity to show.
22. 14 year old Laura Seward of the Windygates 4-H Beef Club, Darlingford, Man. (Awards: Reserve Champion Steer, Champion Home Grown Steer, 1st Intermediate Grooming)
23. 12 year old Lillian Seward of the Windygates 4-H Beef Club, Darlingford, Man. (Awards: 4th place steer class, Reserve Champion Grooming)
24. 15 year old Cedar Hayne showed RPY Paynes June 09 ET (Awards: Reserve Champion Female at Maple Creek Achievement Day) and YO Keller 2K (Awards: Champion Commercial Limousin at Summer Synergy, Grand Champion Female (as a pair) at Maple Creek Achievement Day)
25. 13 year old Bree Kosowan of the East West Woking 4-H Club, Spirit River, Alta. with her purebred Limousin heifer project “Jitterbug” who she plans to take back as a cow/calf pair this coming year (Awards: Reserve Champion Heifer East Woking 4-H Club, Reserve Champion Heifer Central Peace 4-H District)
4-HCONGRATULATIONS TO THESE EXHIBITORS OF LIMOUSIN PROJECTS 15 25 10 23 20 5 13 8 3 18 19 14 9 4
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26. 17 year old Ceanna Kosowan of the East West Woking 4-H Club, Spirit River, Alta. with her purebred Limousin steer “Hank” (Awards: Grand Champion Steer East West Woking 4-H Club and Reserve Champion Steer Central Peace 4-H District)
27. Ceanna Kosowan showing her Limousin heifer “Jazzed” (Awards: Grand Champion Heifer East West Woking 4-H Club and Grand Champion Heifer Central Peace 4-H District)
28. 16 year old Keegan Conners of the Dryland Multi 4-H Club, Youngstown, Alta. showing his home raised Limousin steer (Awards: Senior Club Reserve Grand Champion Steer, Senior Club Reserve Showmanship, Senior District Reserve Showmanship)
29. Keegan Conners showing his homed raised Limousin heifer (Awards: Senior Club Grand Champion Yearling Female, Senior Club Grand Champion Female)
30. 14 year old Taylor Conners of the Dryland Multi 4-H Club, Youngstown, Alta. showing her home raised Limousin steer (Awards: Club Intermediate Reserve Champion Steer, Club Intermediate Reserve Grooming, Club Intermediate Reserve Showmanship, District Intermediate Grand Champion Showmanship, District Intermediate Judging Champion)
31. 12 year old Kiptyn Conners of the Dryland Multi 4-H Club, Youngstown, Alta. showing his home raised Limousin Steer (Awards: Club Junior Grand Champion Showmanship, District Grand Champion Showmanship)
32. 17 year old Megan Conners of the Dryland Multi 4-H Club,
35. Aiden Kishkan of the Kersley 4-H Club, Quesnel, BC showing his purebred Limousin heifer
36. Austyn Kishkan of the Kersley 4-H Club, Quesnel, BC showing her purebred Limousin heifer
37. Austyn Kishkan showing her purebred Limousin cow/ calf pair (Awards: Grand Champion Cow/Calf)
38. Austyn Kishkan showing her Limousin steer (Awards: Grand Champion Steer)
39. Andie Kishkan of the Kersley 4-H Club, Quesnel, BC showing her Limousin steer (Awards: Champion Light Weight Steer)
40. Andie Kishkan showing her purebred Limousin heifer (Awards: Reserve Champion Heifer)
41. Ethan Rossman of the Kersley 4-H Club, Quesnel, BC showing his Limousin steer
42. Owen Rossman of the Kersley 4-H Club, Quesnel, BC showing his Limousin steer
43. Jordan Rossman of the Kersley 4-H Club,
THESE EXHIBITORS OF LIMOUSIN PROJECTS
36 30 42 The Kennedy Family Craig CELL 705.741.6700 • Samantha CELL 705.768.1554 Sells in the Colours of AutumnSaleOCTOBER 22, 2022 IN COOKSTOWN, ON Crown Hill Keep Luving Me 5K (CHA 5K) Miss TMF Luvly X Greenwood God’s Country 706G Crown Hill Kentucky Woman 14K (CHA 14K) Hollee’s Brown-Eyed Girl X Greenwood Canadian Impact 2022_10_limovoice_crownhillacres_v1.1.indd 1 2022-09-29 6:11 AM 27 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION BOARDNEWS
Michael Machan was appointed to the Canadian Limousin Association Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on July 14, 2022 in Bragg Creek, Alta.
Michael joins the board with a long history in the Limousin business. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, as a teenager, Michael was deeply involved in the promotion and marketing of the Limousin breed with participation in cattle shows and cattle sales in Ontario and Quebec. In 1984, at nineteen years of age, Michael travelled to the United States and visited herds from Texas to South Dakota and during that journey he visited Dallas, Texas for the North American Junior Limousin Association show. Michael returned to Canada to begin to put the foundational steps in place to form the Canadian Junior Limousin Association and the Ontario Junior Limousin Association.
Michael’s professional career took him through twenty years in banking as a lending officer and branch manager and a head office manager focused on learning
and people development. In 2003, at thirty-eight years of age, Michael switched gears in his professional life to become a Registered Psychotherapist. Today, Michael owns and operates Michael Machan Psychotherapy, focused on work with couples, families and individuals in depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions and relationship issues. Michael is the Vice President of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Not unlike many others in the Limousin breed, Michael has a profound love of the breed that started over forty years ago. Michael cares about rigorous and ethical promotion and marketing of the breed. Michael is keen on supporting breed improvement and growth with associations that meet the needs of the membership –breeders. The director role on the Canadian Limousin Association will allow Michael to leverage his financial management, business development and human development skills and knowledge for the benefit of the Limousin breed.
CLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES MICHAEL MACHAN
CLA Board: Michael Machan, Cody Miller, Laura Ecklund (General Manager), Wayne Burgess, Tyler Stewart, Ashton Hewson, Carey Hirschfeld, Chad Homer, Travis Hunter, Amanda Matthews
New board member Michael Machan
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A GENUINE CONNECTION AT THE STETTLER AG SOCIETY
JIVE TALKIN’ 5J ET 777 KEEPSAKE 4K
JESSIE’S GIRL 20J PICK OF THE RICHMOND RANCH FEMALE HERD RPY GIBSONS MISCHIEF 55J ET LAZY H KNOCK OUT 16K offering elite limousin genetics from these progressive operations October 28, 2022 THESE FEMALES AND MORE SELL!
PHOTOGRAPHY AgPlus JUDGE Ryan Rash
CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW
The Spirit Of The Impact Show Award
The Spirit of the Impact Show Award in loving memory of Kylee Jade Stewart is sponsored by Triple R Limousin – the Rodger's family.
This is a new award that is given to competitors who display a willing and positive attitude at the Impact Show. They work hard and do their best in the show ring and in the competitions. They are determined to do their best even while presented with challenges such as an animal misbehaving in the ring. The award is given to a Junior or Intermediate exhibitor. The intent is that the award money is used to purchase livestock or livestock equipment.
Thank you to the Rodger's Family for this meaningful new award.
TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN THE SPIRIT OF THE IMPACT SHOW AWARD $300 $200
INTERMEDIATE CEDAR HAYNE MANDY CONNERS JUNIOR ANDIE KISHKAN BAILEY LAWRENCE
Sportsman AwardSpirit of the Impact Show Award 1ST SHOW TEAM JUDGING 2ND SHOW TEAM JUDGING JUNIOR LONDON MATTER & NONCJLA PARTNER
INTERMEDIATE DIMITRY STEWART & MANDY CONNERS AUSTYN KISHKAN & CEDAR HAYNE SENIOR CHEYENNE PORTER & KIRA AXLEY
IMPACT SKILLS CHAMPIONS 30 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT
1. 1ST AGGREGATE
JUNIOR LONDON MATTHEWS BAILEY LAWRENCE INTERMEDIATE MANDY CONNERS AUSTYN KISHKAN SENIOR CHEYENNE PORTER JOCELYN KENNEDY
2. 1ST INDUSTRY QUIZ
2ND INDUSTRY QUIZ
PEEWEE EMILY LAWRENCE LINCOLN MILLER
JUNIOR LONDON MATTHEWS BAILEY LAWRENCE
INTERMEDIATE CEDAR HAYNE AVERY BOHRSON SENIOR KIRA AXLEY CHEYENNE PORTER
3. 1ST MARKETING
JUNIOR BAILEY LAWRENCE LONDON MATTHEWS INTERMEDIATE AUSTYN KISHKAN MANDY CONNERS SENIOR AUSTIN PORTER CHEYENNE PORTER
4. 1ST MULTI-JUDGING
JUNIOR LONDON MATTHEWS ANDIE KISHKAN
INTERMEDIATE AUSTYN KISHKAN AVERY BOHRSON SENIOR SIENNA BOHRSON KIRA AXLEY
5. 1ST PHOTOGRAPHY
PEEWEE LINCOLN MILLER EMIILY LAWRENCE
JUNIOR BAILEY LAWRENCE ANDIE KISHKAN
INTERMEDIATE MANDY CONNERS CEDAR HAYNE SENIOR KIRA AXLEY CHEYENNE PORTER
6. 1ST TEAM GROOMING
2ND TEAM GROOMING
JUNIOR DEXTER YOUNG & LONDON STEWART ANDIE KISHKAN, BAILEY LAWRENCE & CLAY WALSH
INTERMEDIATE MANDY CONNERS, CEDAR HAYNE, AVERY BOHRSON
SENIOR RILEY BOHRSON & NONCJLA PARTNERS
AUSTYN KISHKAN & DIMITRY STEWART
KIRA AXLEY, CHEYENNE PORTER, AUSTIN PORTER
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JUDGE Ryan Rash
1. Grand Champion Female (Champion Yearling Female) Greenwood Too Much Fun 27J, Riley Bohrson 2. Reserve Grand Champion Female (Champion Cow/Calf) PLNS Hennessy 69H, Austin Porter 3. Grand Champion Bull Calf PNLS Kahlua 14K, Austin Porter 4. Reserve Bull Calf Anchor B Klondike 55K, Avery Bohrson 5. Reserve Purebred Yearling Excel Polled Rasberry 101J 6. Champion Percentage Limousin Female Keller, Cedar Hayne 7. Reserve Champion Percentage Limousin Female Riverstone Esmerelda, London Matthews 3 2 4 5 1 PHOTOGRAPHY AgPlus
SHOW RESULTS 1ST SHOWMANSHIP 2ND SHOWMANSHIP PEEWEE EMILY LAWRENCE HOLT HAYWOOD JUNIOR LONDON MATTHEWS BAILEY LAWRENCE INTERMEDIATE CEDAR HAYNE MANDY CONNERS SENIOR RILEY BOHRSON JOCELYN KENNEDY PUREBRED32 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT
CHAMPION COMMERCIAL HEIFER CALF
1ST KELLER (OVERALL CHAMPION)
CEDAR HAYNE B BAR SOOT 25B
2ND CLEO KIRA AXLEY
CHAMPION COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFER
1ST RIVERSTONE ESMERELDA (RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION) 1/27/21
CHAMPION COMMERCIAL COW/CALF PAIR
CHAMPION PUREBRED HEIFER CALF
1ST PLNS KRYSTAL 31K
2ND ANCHOR B KESHA 12K
CHAMPION PUREBRED YEARLING HEIFER
MISS RUSYLVIA 26H
LONDON MATTHEWS BROOKING BANK NOTE 4040 HSF LIZZY
KIRA AXLEY WULFS BANK ROBBER 2137B
1/15/22 CHEYENNE PORTER PLNS POLLED ABRAHAM
1/10/22 AVERY BOHRSON ANCHOR B GOLD RUSH 48G
1ST GREENWOOD TOO MUCH FUN 27J (OVERALL CHAMPION) 2/2/21 RILEY BOHRSON GREENWOOD GOD'S COUNTRY 706G ET
2ND EXCEL POLLED RASPBERRY 101J 1/1/21 JOCELYN KENNEDY
CHAMPION PUREBRED COW/CALF PAIR
1ST PLNS HENNESSY
CHAMPION BULL CALF
1ST PLNS KAHLUA
EXCEL POLLED FULL MONTY 29F
AUSTIN PORTER PLNS DANGEROUS
AUSTIN PORTER GREENWOOD
AHCC WESTWIND W544
CREDENTIALS 37C ET
EXCEL POLLED RASPBERRY 940G ROMN CADILLAC JACK 101C
PINNACLE'S DESERT ROSE
PLNS HENNESSY 69H PLNS DANGEROUS
ANCHOR B BAILEY
ANCHOR B "THE BOSS"
SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE
GIRL 21D PLNS
PLD YA YOUR FUN AHCC
69H (RESERVE OVERALL
32D WULFS ZANDER X921Z
PLD XTRA CHARGE
B KLONDIKE 55K 2/11/22 AVERY
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It was so great to be together again and to welcome some new juniors as well, to the Maritime Junior Limousin Show – 2022. There were 17 participants who joined in the activities at Balamore Farm in Great Village, Nova Scotia, on August 5th and 6th, with 20 cattle from four exhibitors. Juniors participated in judging, oral marketing, ice breakers, photography, showmanship and conformation.
We welcomed Mike Geddes as the official judge for the weekend, and all the juniors were impressed by his friendly approach and were keen to learn from him. Ashley Higgins led the ice breakers and Emily Ross was the judge for the judging competition. The official photographer for the weekend was Samantha Brown, who, with the help of Robert Cooper, judged the photography competition as well.
It was a relaxed and fun atmosphere, and everyone was excited to see the results of their hard work and preparation. On Friday night, after the cattle were settled and the activities for the day were finished, we all enjoyed a beautiful roast beef dinner and social time.
Saturday morning we held the showmanship and conformation classes, finishing up late morning to beat the heat. After a barbecue lunch provided by parent volunteers, we held the awards ceremony, with the president of the Maritime Limousin Association, John Calvin Siddall presenting.
Thanks to the Siddall family for looking after the prizes, to all the parents and other volunteers who shared their time and talents, and a special thank you to Sidney Patton who was the lead on organizing the show.
1ST SHOWMANSHIP 2ND SHOWMANSHIP
JR CARLY ARNOLD ALLISTER MACEACHERN
INT ASHLEY MAYNARD MEGAN SHEARER
SR TAYLOR STEWART ERYN LORRAINE
OVERALL ASHLEY MAYNARD MEGAN SHEARER
AUGUST 2-5, 2023 ALL JUNIORS 21 & UNDER ARE WELCOME, CATTLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BORROW. FOR M0RE INFORMATION VISIT THE CLA WEBSITE CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW SPENCERVILLE, ONTARIO limousin.com/juniors | email@example.com 34 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
MARITIMES JR SHOW
1. Grand Champion Bull East Coast Kaleidoscope 214K, exhibited by Megan Shearer with (left to right) John Calvin Siddall, Mike Geddes 2. Reserve Champion Female Toth Juniper 16J, exhibited by Kendra Sears with (left to right) John Calvin Siddall, Mike Geddes
SUBMITTED BY Carolyn Cooper
JUDGE Mike Geddes
DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE
NAME DOB EXHIBITOR
CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST BALAMORE APPLE 102J 01/01/21 ERYN LORRAINE BALAMORE ENDEAVOR 701E CLARKS BLACK BEAST WULFS YONKERS K682Y 2N3 TOTH JUNIPER 16J 01/23/21 KENDRA SEARS BALAMORE FJORD 816F BALAMORE DAMASK ROSE 623D CJSL WINDFALL 9072W CHAMPION BULL 1ST EAST COAST KALEIDOSCOPE 214K 1/7/22 MEGAN SHEARER AFTER HOURS GAMBLER EAST COAST FLOWER 829F MORRISVALE LUMBERJACK 2ND BALAMORE KONG 233K 1/16/22 GILLIAN LORRAINE AFTER HOURS GAMBLER BALAMORE A-PLUS 304A ROMN YIPPY KI YEH 101Y 1ST JUDGING 1ST ORAL MARKETING 1ST PHOTOGRAPHY 1ST AGGREGATE JUNIOR CARLY ARNOLD SIDNEY PATTON ALLISTER MACEACHERN CARLY ARNOLD INTERMEDIATE CARLIE ASHTON CARLIE ASHTON CARLIE ASHTON IAN KITTILSEN SENIOR TAYLOR STEWART SIDNEY PATTON GILLIAN LORRAINE TAYLOR STEWART 2 35 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
JUDGES Samantha Kennedy
1. Champion Female JBA Jukebox Junkie, exhibited by Taylor Annett 2. Reserve Champion Female Boothville Just a Flirt, exhibited by Caden Martin 3. Champion Showman Caden Martin
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2021 YEARLING HEIFERS HEAT #1
1ST JBA POLLED JINX 1/12/21
AVERY ANNETT GREENWOOD GOD'S COUNTRY 706G ET RLF 745Z
AHCC WESTWIND W544
2ND BEE ZEE POLLED JEMMA 16J 1/10/21 JOCELYN KENNEDY NORFOLK'S UPPER ECHELON ET BEE ZEE POLLED DESIGN 7D COLE ARCHITECT 08A
3RD BEE ZEE POLLED JENNA 11J 1/6/21 CARSON ZWAMBAG BEE ZEE POLLED BAZINGA 8B BEE ZEE POLLED GODDESS 21G WULFS BILLY THE KID K234B
4TH BEE ZEE POLLED JOSIE 6J 1/3/21 LUCAS ZWAMBAG WULFS BILLY THE KID K234B TMF MISS 22A
2021 YEARLING HEIFERS HEAT #2
1ST BOOTHVILLE JUST A FLIRT (RESERVE CHAMPION)
2ND SPARE TIME JUST SAYIN'
WULFS URBAN COWBOY 2149U
ANCHOR B URBAN LEGEND
SMART POLLED DIESEL
3RD LAKESIDE JADE 2/16/21 CLARA ELCHUK LAKESIDE EASTWOOD LAKESIE BURGUNDY ROSE BEE ZEE POLLED YANKEE 31Y
4TH LAKESIDE JOELLA 03/11/21 EMILY LAWRENCE LAKESIDE EASTWOOD LAKESIDE ADELLA TMF 539W
2021 YEARLING HEIFERS HEAT #3
1ST JBA JUKEBOX JUNKIE (CHAMPION) 4/7/21 TAYLOR ANNETT RLF 188D ET
JBA POLLED ELLIE WULFS YAK THE BLACK T108Y
2ND LAKESIDE JOURNEY 4/2/21 GREGORY ELCHUK LAKESIDE EASTWOOD TMF MISS 314A TMF WESTWOOD 505W
3RD REDLAWN JULIET 935J 12/2/21 JAIDEN STULL NORDAL DRIFTER WILLOWCREST EVERYTHING WULFS ACCUMULATOR L131A
4TH SMART POLLED JETTS 10/2/21 SHARLOTTE STEWART RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D
2022 HEIFER CALVES HEAT #1
SMART POLLED CANADIAN CLUB AMAGLEN ZEUS
1ST BEE ZEE POLLED KATNISS 11K 1/6/22 CARSON ZWAMBAG BEE ZEE POLLED BAZINGA 8B AFTER HOURS CUDDLE ME B BAR BRASS 50Z
2ND BEE ZEE POLLED KANDY KANE 20K 1/18/22 COOPER ZWAMBAG BLCC GRASS ROOTS 70G PINCH HILL ZAMBUCA 206Z KAJO RESPONDER 120R
3RD BEE ZEE POLLED KIP 2K 1/1/22 OWEN ZWAMBAG LFLC EASY STREET 107E ET BEE ZEE POLLED HUFFLEPUFF 2H WASY BAKERS MAN 629B
4TH KALI MATTHEW CLARKE
5TH SMART POLLED KIT KAT 1/17/22 LANDEN CLARKE KEN-DOC LOVER BOY
2022 HEIFER CALVES HEAT #2
SMART POLLED FOXXY GREENWOOD CURVE BALL
1ST BEE ZEE POLLED KARTWHEEL 25K 1/22/22 LEXI ZWAMBAG B BAR/HAWKEYE HULK 45F ET BEE ZEE POLLED ELSA 8E WULFS XTRACTOR X233X
2ND SMART POLLED KELSEY 2/3/22 SAM STEWART SMART POLLED HEMMINGWAY SMART POLLED FANTASY RICHMOND COLONEL SRD 67C
3RD LAKESIDE KENNEDY 3/9/22 GREGORY ELCHUK
AFTER HOURS GUNNER CROWN HILL GEMSTONE 6G GREENWOOD CURVE BALL
4TH LAKESIDE KARNATION 4/2/22 CLARA ELCHUK AFTER HOURS GUNNER LAKESIDE FUSCHIA NEW LIFE BACHELOR
5TH LAKESIDE KARMA 5/19/22 EMILY LAWRENCE LAKESIDE HIGH COUNTRY
AFTER HOURS GRACEN
GREENWOOD EXPLICID PYN 705E ET
1ST SHOWMANSHIP 2ND SHOWMANSHIP PEEWEE EMILY LAWRENCE SPENCER STEWART JUNIOR OWEN ZWAMBAG JAIDEN STULL INTERMEDIATE CLARA ELCHUK AVERY ANNETT SENIOR CADEN MARTIN (CHAMPION OVERALL) TAYLOR
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Grand Champion Bull ZCC Commander 22K, Bee Zee Acres
Reserve Champion Bull Bee Zee Polled Jupiter 8J, Bee Zee Acres
PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE
BULL CALF CHAMPION
1ST ZCC COMMANDER 22K (GRAND CHAMPION) 1/20/22 BEE ZEE ACRES
DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE
NORFOLK'S UPPER ECHELON ET ZCC FARM GIRL 13F RCL WIND CHILL 8B
2ND PINCH HILL KASH MONEY 212K 1/1/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D PINCH HILL BIG BOOTY 403B MAGS YIP
CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL
1ST BEE ZEE POLLED JUPITER 8J (RESERVE CHAMPION) 1/4/21 BEE ZEE ACRES WULFS XTRACTOR X233X BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X CARROUSELS PEAK POWER
2ND SMART POLLED JESTER 4/2/21 SMART LIMOUSIN WULFS X FACTOR 7523X SMART POLLED YOLINDA RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U
CHAMPION HEIFER CALF
1ST XJG GIRLISH 117K 1/17/22 LISLE LIMOUSIN GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET
AIRLIE GIRLISH 4Y WULFS REVOLVER 1219R
2ND BEE ZEE POLLED KATNISS 11K 1/6/22 BEE ZEE ACRES BEE ZEE POLLED BAZINGA 8B AFTER HOURS CUDDLE ME B BAR BRASS 50Z
CHAMPION YEARLING FEMALE BORN APRIL 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2021
1ST DARLING JALAPENO 713J 5/1/21 DARLING FARMS DARLING GUNS N' ROSES 31G DARLING EASTER BUNNY 713E WGL CORB LUND 19C
2ND SMART POLLED JILLIAN 8/10/21 SMART LIMOUSIN KEN-DOC LOVER BOY
CHAMPION YEARLING FEMALE BORN JANUARY 1, 2021 TO MARCH 31, 2021
1ST GREENWOOD JEWEL BWP
SMART POLLED CHANTAL RPY PAYNES MARSHALL 39Y
Grand Champion Female Greenwood Jewel BWP 89J, Darling Farms
Reserve Champion Female Crown Hill Shameless 12J, Crown Hill Acres
89J (CHAMPION) 2/21/21 DARLING FARMS GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET GREENWOOD PLD YELLOW LILY GREENWOOD PLD TIDAL WAVE
CROWN HILL SHAMELESS 12J (RESERVE CHAMPION) 1/19/21 CROWN HILL ACRES RPY PAYNES CRACKER 17E MISS TMF SHAMELESS BIRUBI KAISER K140
FEMALE BORN PRIOR TO 2020 WITH HER OWN 2022 CALF
PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F 4/4/18 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN RCL WIND CHILL 8B PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z KAJO RESPONDER 120R
MISS TMF SHAMELESS 1/2/18 CROWN HILL ACRES BIRUBI KAISER K140 TMF MISS 314A TMF WESTWOOD 505W
HERD, GET OF SIRE
PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN
and Erin Robertson Libke
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THE PERSONAL VISIT
Our world continues to spin, seemingly faster each season. As we emerge from a time of relative seclusion and a marked deviation from how we normally carry out business, we are finally getting back to relatively normal in-person events. While the past couple of years has stretched many to broaden their digital marketing and communication skill sets, I truly believe that these mediums will never be an equal replacement of the all-important personal visit.
It is in these face-to-face opportunities that true friendships are formed, solid business deals come to fruition, and a lasting impression – be it of an animal, a person, or an entire operation – are formed. Most of us know this to be true, and yet it can be a hurdle to accomplish. The demands of most operations leave little time for anything short of absolute necessity when it comes to ‘extras’ to add to the calendar or credit card. What if we were all a little more intentional about this aspect
of our businesses. I would venture to guess some of the best operations across breeds and industries are. What if we made a plan each year and set aside an allotment of time and budget for these in-person visits. Depending on the goals you have for your operation how you go about this may be different from the next person.
Commercial customers will always be the fuel that makes the wheels of any breed turn, and taking a keen interest in their operations can help inform decisions in your own. Touring commercial customer’s operations, being at the market when their calves sell, socializing over supper – form those relationships. They fuel our breed. Your efforts will be a worthwhile investment.
Making a point of going to tour other seedstock producer’s places can be an enlightening experience. Seeing the full picture, the entire cow herd, the whole program – is the best
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way to make informed decisions, discover hidden gems, and learn about what works and what doesn’t for other operations and add that knowledge to your own toolbox. Beyond that, lasting friendships start in the field, around kitchen tables, and over meals. Take the time, go for the tour. Everything is better seen and discussed in person.
As a breed, we are all stronger together, and positivity, generosity and energy breeds more of the same. Be it breed events, junior activities or shows – these are the times to make a point of being there amongst the buzz of the Limousin breed. Take full advantage of these times to have those all-important personal visits. It will fill your cup, and I don’t just mean the kind with a Ceasar in it.
Many a son or daughter with cattle raising parents has spent their only holiday of the summer travelling to some remote destination to tour cattle. This is where real business was conducted and more importantly long-term friendships were formed. Just like no good story starts with “One time while eating a salad,” the most legendary of bovine business deals didn’t start with, “This one time I talked to a guy over Facebook.”
There are plenty of good, high-quality cattle out there. It’s the people who stand behind them and the relationships forged that make for satisfied, repeat customers. This is no secret, and for most of us we know all of this to be important, but sometimes life gets in the way. The rush and the crunch of it all keeps us spinning in our own worlds of work. We always say we’ll make that phone call and plan that visit when things slow down, but they never do. So let this be your gentle nudge, you won’t regret making the time and the effort. Think of it as an investment in the long-game. Plus, you’ll probably see some pretty neat country and make deeper connections with good folks along the way. At the end of the day, no day looking at or talking cattle is ever wasted.
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BY Mark Anderson
NALF is looking forward to the fall of 2022 and the bull sale season of 2023 as we head towards winter. Like much of the United States this year, I know producers in Canada have had to contend with higher production cost for feed, fuel, fertilizer, etc. along with regional drought conditions throughout a good portion of cattle producing country. All of production agriculture continues to face challenges given the current operating environment and political foes that may not realize where their food comes from.
Given this fact, it is critical that we promote the positive traits of the Limousin breed to help producers remain in business with efficient cattle that possess superior genetics for least cost production practices. This will require that we continue to capture more data that helps us produce the right kind of cattle to remain competitive in the beef industry moving forward. Limousin cattle have feed efficiency advantages and superior dry matter conversion rates which are of paramount importance given today’s high feed cost. This combined with superior carcass traits and the advantages of superior maternal traits that lead to the production of an easy keeping cow in hard range conditions will be of value to most commercial cattlemen.
Documenting some of these advantages through independent third-party research is why the NALF board recently formed the NALRF (North American Limousin Research Foundation).
As some of you may be aware, NALF has partnered with two commercial Angus cowherds in Northern Montana to generate enough test progeny to conduct 3rd party research at South Dakota State University next fall.
Phase one of the NALRF research project is now complete with 453 head of commercial Angus cows which were bred on two separate ranches in Montana in early June via the 7&7 synchronization process. The commercial cows were artificially inseminated to 3 different contemporary groups of 9 sires consisting of Purebred Limousin, Lim-Flex®, and Angus bulls of similar EPD equivalency.
Progeny of the matings will be shipped to SDSU in the fall of 2023 for the independent 3rd party research. The NALF board hopes to document the effects of heterosis and its impact on feed efficiency for feed conversion rates monitoring dry matter intakes and A.D.G. on an individual basis. Additionally, individual carcass data will be captured that can be traced back to the 9 sires within the 3 different contemporary groups of bulls.
Harvest dates will be scheduled to three different shipping dates of increasing outweights to also measure the effects of maintaining feed efficiency and its impact on carcass trait profitability in today’s era of larger outweights on fed cattle. NALF will keep you posted as the research progresses.
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The NALF board strongly feels that the time is past due for the need of research that can demonstrate the advantages of using Limousin genetics in a crossbreeding program on English based cows in today’s commercial marketplace. Positive complementarity effects achieved for performance production traits, maternal effects and advantages in carcass merit need to be documented in order to proactively promote the advantages of using our genetics to the commercial cattle industry. We will keep you posted moving forward.
Along those lines, the NALF board is also working towards new EPD development and resulting index’s that are more current and critical to production cost in todays operating environment. At the August board meeting, with the help of Dr. Robert Weaber, NALF is in the process of getting ready to publish both an A.D.G. and dry matter intake EPDs soon. These two EPDs will be combined with other production and carcass traits that will be utilized in the development of a more current terminal index that is more reflective of today’s larger outweights on fed cattle and larger premiums on quality grades in addition to yield grade differences.
The NALF board is also moving forward with the development of a maternal index. Both the updated terminal, and maternal index will be utilizing the IGENDEC software that is provided by the Beef Improvement
Federation. NALF is intent on utilizing all the captured phenotypes that members have submitted for feed intake systems to date to enhance the accuracy of the new EPDs and Index’s moving forward.
All this has come on the heels of the large influx of carcass data phenotypes that have been added into the NALF herdbook over the last 3 years to dramatically enhance carcass trait EPD accuracies. Presently, NALF has added over 120,000 of actual carcass data phenotypes into its herdbook which is by far the largest capture of carcass phenotypes of any current breed association to date.
NALF will continue to promote the use of data and upgraded technology in the future and representative of what has been a driving factor the past 50 years for both NALF and CLA. Both association’s dedication towards maintaining a quality, data driven herdbook that focuses on both data capture and new technologies moving forward the next 50 years will remain of high priority to provide service to our breeders in today’s competitive seedstock business.
The NALF membership, board and staff appreciates and looks forward to the continued partnership and relationship we have with CLA. Have a profitable fall and we wish you the very best moving into 2023!
ASHTON & KENDRA HEWSON PO Box 182, Unity, Saskatchewan S0K 4L0 | Phone: 306.390.7987 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HETERO POLLED DBCC/FIS KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM DBCC KISS & TELL 4K DBCC KINGS MAIDEN 23K Circle T Fight Club X DBCC Fool’s Gold 2F Sire: B Bar Bentley Dam: RPY Dream Catcher 71H Homo Polled/PV Owned with Foothills Inspection Services Sire: Hawkins Dam: Lazy A Hot Mess Homo Polled/PV Sire: Hawkins Dam: Lazy A Hot Mess Homo Polled/PV Due early February to Flaltliner (Favourable Heifer calf) OCTOBER 28, 2022 | IN STETTLER, AB All four females sell in the inaugural NIGHT SHIFT SALE! 45 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
Greetings from beautiful BC! We certainly hope that this report finds everyone happy and healthy and headed into a very prosperous harvest and calf weaning! BC had a successful bull sale season, selling bulls all over Western Canada, including many new customers which was very positive for the breed in BC. The late spring brought some seeding challenges, but the heat came in late June and the hay crops were abundant.
There were only a few Limousin events this summer, but the breed was very well represented. There were Limousin cattle displayed at the Dawson Creek Fall Fair, North Peace Fall Fair, and Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, BC. The numbers weren’t huge, but the
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quality was very strong and Limousin came out with several banners throughout the shows. One banner of note was the Reserve Champion Stars of the Future Heifer calf awarded out of 13 calves, to Pinnacle View Limousin, at this IPE all breeds futurity show. Limousin was also very well represented on the 4-H front as well. The Quesnel District had 13 Limousin and Limousin influenced projects and a purebred steer, owned by Austyn Kishkan, was named Grand Champion! A few other Limousin influenced projects were banner winners in the province, making our breed a solid choice for the competitive 4-H members!
That is all from this side of the rocks, we hope everyone has a great fall!
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Greetings from the Alberta Limousin Association!
The restart of the ALA year began at the Greenwood Community Hall with our 2022 annual meeting. Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Limousin Association and the Scott and Rocky Payne families for allowing us to join their annual meeting as well. The Greenwood and Payne Livestock’s hospitality was only matched by the exceptional quality of their programs and the fellowship of Limousin breeders who long awaited our provincial association’s first post-pandemic event.
On the business side, we say thank you and are indebted to two past ALA presidents, Cameron Olson and Tyler Stewart, who have completed their commitment to the ALA board. We welcome Allan Mattie and MacArthur Kowalchuk to the Board. We look forward to their fresh ideas and counsel as we work toward promoting the Limousin message.
From there we would like to recognize the efforts of Amy Miller and Anne Burgess for taking the lead on the recent CJLA Impact Show. Our congratulations to all participants and appreciation to all who supported the show in any way.
Our gratitude as well needs to be extended to Rob, Marci, Amanda and sons of Highland Stock Farms for hosting the CLA Annual Meeting at their impressive Bragg Creek, Alta. ranch. The generous hospitality of one of our founding Limousin breeders is always appreciated.
The annual ALA Calendar Auction went off successfully again. With its online format we raised $11,525. Production costs are estimated to be $9,000. Being our primary fundraiser for the ALA, and as we draw down our surpluses the Board will have to evaluate the vigor of this project and determine how to freshen up the product or take a completely different tact.
The ALA has made a 3-year commitment to a completely new project –the Alberta Limousin Junior Futurity. Beginning January 1 and ending on December 31 of each year, Juniors are encouraged to nominate their Limousin influenced steer or heifer. During the year these animals will accumulate points from various Junior shows in BC, Alberta and Lloydminster. Juniors will be responsible for submitting committee verified placings from these shows to the ALA secretary. Points totals will be tabulated to determine our champion and runner up. These two will be awarded $2,000 and $1,000 respectfully. Please watch for details and nomination forms on the ALA Facebook page and the ALA website.
The 2022 Farmfair Limousin Bonanza show is set for Thursday, November 10, 2022. Our show judges this year will be Andie and Brayden Schmidt of Westway Farms, a Simmental and Sim-Angus operation at Didsbury, Alta.
The ALA Board is looking for offers to host the 2023 Annual Field Day and meeting, traditionally held on the Saturday of the Father’s Day weekend (June 17, 2023). Our membership is looking to gather, visit and learn of another’s program. Please contact anyone on the ALA Board with your ideas on how we can make this a memorable day for us all.
In closing, I would like to thank the Board for their endorsement of myself as the ALA Chair. Together we look forward to an eventful year expanding the Limousin breed’s market share in Alberta.
2022/2023 ALA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair: Tim Andrew; Vice-Chair: Allan Mattie; Secretary/Treasurer: Lois Andrew; Board Members: Chase High, Brandon Nemetz, MacArthur Kowalchuk
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The late summer heat has brought harvest in at a quicker pace than some of us would like but as the days get shorter all producers are making fall plans for their upcoming winter.
This summer the SLA celebrated their 50th Anniversary on June 25th with tours of the Greenwood and Payne Livestock operations near Lloydminster, Sask. Lunch was provided at Payne Livestock with Harvey Payne and his crew supplying all the fixings. Later that afternoon everyone met at the Greenwood Hall for games and socializing and the SLA held their Annual Meeting. Vice President Ashton Hewson chaired the meeting and elections for board members and directors were held. Wyatt Dyck, Andrew Webb and Carey Hirschfeld joined the board as new directors. Ashton Hewson was elected President, Terry Hepper as Vice President, Janet Hale as Treasurer, and Jean Hewson as Secretary, Saskatchewan Stock Growers representative is Jeff Yorga,
Past President and Junior representative is Eric Martens. The SLA would like to thank Eric Martens for all his hard, dedicated work with the board as President.
The fall show season is fast approaching and the SLA are making plans for Canadian Western Agribition which is being held November 23December 3. The Limousin “Chosen One” Jackpot will be November 30. The Limousin Show will be December 1 at 10:00 am with the Solid Gold Sale to follow at 4:30 p.m. The Solid Gold Sale will be managed by MC Management this year so contact one of their representatives for more information. Check the SLA and CLA websites for more information on these shows and sales.
Be safe everyone and have a bountiful harvest.
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Hello fellow breeders. I hope everyone had a good spring and that everyone received enough rain to get the pastures and hay started. As we move into fall, harvest has just started here in Manitoba. The hay crops seemed to be good this year with hearing averages being 2.5 – 4.5 bales an acre. A lot better than last year.
These past few months have been pretty quiet for the board as everyone has been busy farming so not much happened in terms of activities or gatherings.
This summer the Manitoba Limousin Association lost a breeder and dear friend to everyone in the breed. Wayne McPherson passed away in spring time and as a board we would like to again send our condolences to the McPherson family of Cherway Limousin. Wayne will be truly missed by everyone in the Limousin breed.
Ag Ex in Brandon will be happening again this year. October 24-29 are the dates of the event. Entries are due at the end of September. The Limousin group is planning on having a show as long as numbers warrant. If any
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breeders have questions or would like to receive a show book, please get a hold of myself or the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.
If any breeders would like to advertise in the News and Views, please contact one of the directors and they will be more than happy to help you. We are always looking for new members – if interested in joining the board please contact any one of the directors.
With fall sales just around the corner, I want to remind everyone of the two upcoming Limousin production sales in Manitoba. Both Triple R Limousin, the Rodger family, and Campbell Land & Cattle Inc., the Campbell family are hosting cow sales this fall. Please watch the MLA Facebook page and Bohrson Marketing for catalogue details. Look to the MLA Facebook page for any private treaty sales that other breeders may have going on.
I would like to wish everyone a happy harvest and great rest of the fall.
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The Ontario Limousin Association and its members have been having a great summer so far and are looking forward to an exciting fall filled with shows and the 2nd Annual Eastern Showcase Sale. From the Impact Show in Alberta this past July, the AGM and Junior Show at Carson’s and the Central Ontario Limousin Showcase Show in August at Barrie Fair, it has been clear that interest in our breed is strong and the breeders are excited to be out marketing and visiting once again.
The OJLA was represented on the national stage at the Impact Show this July that was hosted in conjunction with Summer Synergy in Olds, Alberta. The young ladies that made the trip made us all proud and were competitive in numerous events both in the showring and out. It was great to see them experience an event like Synergy and Ontario is looking forward to hosting the 2023 National Impact Show in Spencerville, Ontario next August.
The Annual Meeting for the OLA took on a different look this year than in the past, normally it is a winter meeting and this year the OLA opted to try something new. We used the facilities at David Carson’s Farms and Auctions Service to host our AGM as well as a Junior Show in the morning. The show had 20 competitors and was judged by a past OJLA Member, Samantha Kennedy. At the conclusion of the show there was an excellent catered lunch put on by the Listowel Fair Board and
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spirited bidding at the Silent Auction where the proceeds went to fund 4-H Breed Awards. The AGM portion of the day was filled with good conversation around the activities of the OLA Board, welcoming 3 new directors Ben Belanger, Madi Lewis and Nolan McLarty, as well as Matt Zwambag continuing for another term. In addition, Laura Ecklund was able to join us via Zoom to provide a CLA update. We concluded the meeting with guest speakers from the Beef Farmers of Ontario on the topic of Transportation Regulations and Manifests, as well as some information on Farm Insurance provided by Allen Insurance.
As the fall grows closer that means show season is in full swing, Barrie Fair played host to the first CLA Point show of the year and it was great to see a group of breeders getting back into the ring. We are hoping numbers permitting that this will be the first of numerous point shows to take place this year in the province with the last point show set to take place this November at the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Winter Fair when it hosts the 2022 Canadian National Limousin Show on Saturday, November 5.
As always, please feel free to follow along with OLA news and happenings on social media or the OLA website.
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The OJLA annual meeting was held at Carson’s Sales Arena in Listowel on July 30, 2022. A new executive was chosen.
President – Jocelyn Kennedy
Vice President – Taylor Annett
Secretary – Sharlotte Stewart
Treasurer – Bianca Byers
Press Reporter – Bailey Lawrence
Ontario Limousin Association Ambassador – Michaela Rodger
We held our first meeting via Zoom on August 15th. We discussed breed awards and played a Kahoot with information about the Beef Industry. The next upcoming event is our Provincial Junior Show in Markham on October 2, 2022. The 2022 junior membership is up to $40 after September 1st and can be e-transferred to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is great to finally have some news to report! It has been fun to get together with people with the Limousin connection once again.
The Juniors participated in the Maritime Junior Limousin Show 2022 on August 5th and 6th at Balamore Farm in Great Village. The details of that show can be found in a separate article in this magazine.
During that weekend, the Maritime Limousin Association met and welcomed some new directors: Kimberly Hiltz and Jevon Arnold from J&K Farm, and Ian Kittilsen from High Tide Limousin. We say good bye and thank you to Sandra Othberg who served as Treasurer for as long as any of us can remember.
The present officers are:
President – John Calvin Siddall
Treasurer – Kimberly Hiltz
Also in August, there were enough Limousin cattle to have a breed show at the Cumberland County Exhibition in Oxford, N.S. The beef barn is a converted old woolen mill made of brick, with beautiful open arch
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1 & 2. Cumberland County Exhibition 3. Lane Arnold hard at work 4. Lane and Carly Arnold loving Limousin!
windows, and despite the hot weather, it remained quite cool inside the whole weekend. There were four exhibitors with 20 Limousin present. The Limousin cattle did well in all classes of the open show, the junior show and the jackpot, and showed off their docility with their excellent behavior all weekend. The hospitality was wonderful – all beef exhibitors and their helpers were treated to breakfast and a delicious roast beef dinner on open show day. There was a great feeling of camaraderie in the barn with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It was nice to see the juniors reconnect with each other as well.
Our juniors also had the opportunity to participate in an all-breeds junior show during the exhibition. With over 50 juniors involved, it was a fun weekend of judging, print marketing, showmanship and conformation. There was also an auctioneering competition which was very entertaining. Juniors donated items and then auctioned them off themselves on the mic to a supportive crowd with all funds going to the junior show expenses.
A special thank you to the Siddall family for organizing a great open show and junior show.
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1 The CLA extends sincere condolences to Tim and Lois Andrew and family of Andrew Ranches, Youngstown, Alta on the passing of Tim’s mother, Dorothy Andrew, on April 18, 2022.
2 It is with heavy hearts that we share the sudden passing of Brad Annett on April 23, 2022 at the age of 53. Brad was a Canadian Limousin Association member and a past Alberta Limousin Association Director. His roots ran deep in the Limousin breed in both Ontario and Alberta. In 2007, he and his wife Jennifer fulfilled a dream by moving west from Ontario and establishing a purebred Limousin cattle herd, Dawn Valley Cattle Co., at Gunn, Alta. The Dawn Valley Cattle Co. Herd Dispersal sale took place on June 15, 2022 at Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd., Ponoka, Alta. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer and the Annett family.
3 The CLA gives our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jack Ward of High River, Alta. who passed away on April 29, 2022 at 91 years of age. In 1978, Jack became the 6th President of the CLA and in 2003 Jack and wife Eleanor received the CLA Award of Distinction. Our sympathy to Eleanor, his wife of 69 years, and all of his family and friends.
4 Our hearts go out to Cheryl McPherson and the entire McPherson family of Cherway Limousin, Sanford, Man. on the passing of Wayne McPherson on June 3, 2022. CLA members since the late 80’s, Wayne and Cheryl invested a great deal of their time into the Limousin breed, including the Manitoba News & Views, the Manitoba Limousin Association magazine.
The CLA mourns the passing of Wilbur Stewart of Stewart Limousin, Stettler, Alta. on June 4, 2022. Wilbur Stewart was a name synonymous with the Limousin breed in Canada. He received the CLA Award of Distinction in 1998. Condolences are extended to Wilbur’s wife, Peggy, and his large family including Canadian Limousin Association members Murray and Bev Stewart, Tyler and Claire Stewart, Bryce and Annie Stewart, and Kallie Stewart. His legacy lives on with their continued Limousin breeding programs.
6 Sincere condolences from the CLA to the family and friends of Stan Nixon who passed away on June 15, 2022 at 78 years of age. Stan had previously been a breeder of Limousin cattle near Kars, Ont.
Condolences from the CLA to the Porter family of Plains Limousin, Wainwright, Alta. on the lost of Mark’s father, Mel Porter on July 13, 2022. Melvin started the Plain Limousin herd and was a strong supporter of his grandchildren, including Cheyenne and Austin’s success with the Limousin breed.
Long-time Limousin breeder and NALF Hall of Fame inductee, Herman Symens of Sisseton, South Dakota, passed away on July 16, 2022 after a long illness. The CLA extends sincere condolences to Herman’s wife Judy and his entire family including Canadian Limousin Association member, son Jim Symens, Laura, Colton, Cheyenne and Colby of Symens Land & Cattle, Claresholm, Alta.
TYING THE KNOT
9 CLA Director, Chad Homer and Jennifer Dobbin of Pinch Hill Limousin, Stittsville, Ont. were wed at the farm on June 11, 2022. They enjoyed a trip to Alberta for the Impact Show and summer board meetings as newlyweds. Congratulations from the CLA!
10 Congratulations to Steven Hirschfeld and Robin Hillier who tied the knot on the farm at Lazy A Limousin, Cando, Sask. on August 27, 2022.
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STOCKING THE HERD
11 Megan and Devin Closs welcomed Langston Raymond Issac Closs on October 23, 2021. Proud grandparents are Paul and Carol Homer of Pinch Hill Limousin, Stittsville, Ont.
12 Ryan and Sarena Fuhrmann and big brother Keiran welcomed baby girl Jaelyn Rita Fuhrmann on March 3, 2022 weighing 6 lb 15 oz and measuring 19.5 inches long. Jaelyn is grandbaby number 9 for Raymond and Corine Verbeek of Hillview Farms, Morinville, Alta.
13 Brandon Homer and Elysha Bryans welcomed a baby girl, Brynley Dawn Homer on May 2, 2022 weighing 9 lb 13 oz. Another grandbaby to add to grandparents Paul and Carol Homer’s Pinch Hill Limousin junior division.
14 Eric and Terra Boon and big sister Rozlyn are excited to announce the arrival of a baby boy for the B Bar herd. Liam Timothy Boon was born on June 7, 2022.
15 Keith and Ryley Boon and big brother Kohen welcomed baby girl Kamryn Terrie Boon on July 23, 2022 weighing 10 lb 4 oz and measuring 21 inches long. Congratulations to the Boon’s – the CJLA contingent will be strong in a few years!
16 Jeffrey and Kristen Yorga of J. Yorga Farms, Flintoft, Sask. are the proud firsttime parents to a baby boy, Jennings Irvin Yorga who joined the JYF crew on August 3, 2022 weighing 9 lb 5 oz.
17 Brendan and Kylie Roffey of RRD Limousin, Mount Albert, Ont. welcomed a baby girl, Logan Anne Roffey, on August 15, 2022 weighing 6 lb 15 oz.
18 Melanie and Bryan Twiss of Lisle Livestock, Lisle, Ont. welcomed baby girl Lyla Isobel Twiss on August 30, 2022 weighing 6 lb 10 oz.
19 Travis and Rilla Hunter, along with their sons Dillon and Brodie, of Diamond T Limousin, Kenton, Man. were honoured to be one of six Manitoba farm families to be the 2022 recipients of the BMO Farm Family Award in the province of Manitoba.
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WRITTEN BY Reg Schellenberg President, CCA
Advocacy is a big part of what we do and how we communicate recommendations to policymakers matters. The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) takes a team approach, and we strive to share how the current and emerging issues can impact the various sectors within our industry. Our goal is to always bring workable solutions to government for their consideration.
With the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) set to expire within the next year, our board members and policy team have worked hard alongside our provincial members to advocate for enhancements to programming that would benefit cattle producers from across Canada.
We took every opportunity possible throughout the consultation process to share our ideas. Key policy priority areas that we focused on included business risk management (BRM), the environment, animal health, and research and innovation.
On July 22, 2022, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers announced $500 million in new funds for the Next Agricultural Policy Framework, to be known as the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). This marks a 25 per cent increase from the previous Framework.
Here is a snapshot of the notable policies for Canadian cattle producers announced in Sustainable CAP:
BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT (BRM)
The BRM suite of programs is a critical piece of Sustainable CAP. The announced changes are intended to enhance sector resiliency, so that producers can better “anticipate, mitigate and respond to risks,” which is consistent with FPT Ministers’ “Guelph Statement” that was released in November 2021.
The AgriStability program remains a cornerstone of the BRM suite. The payment compensation rate was raised from 70 per cent to 80 per cent at an estimated cost of $72 million. The program’s payment trigger remains unchanged at 70 per cent and its payments cap out at $3 million. However, an increased compensation rate is a big step in the right direction and builds on the actions taken in March 2021 to drop the reference margin limit (RML). We are awaiting to hear details on the consultation process that will take place with industry on the review of AgriStability and how it can be improved to make it faster, simpler, and more predictable.
We were disappointed to see that making Livestock Price Insurance Program (LPIP) a nationally available, permanent program was not included in the initial Sustainable CAP framework. Attention must be paid to expanding the availability of LPIP and reducing associated premium costs, similar to what is done in other sectors. LPIP is an especially important tool in supporting our next generation of cattle producers, as it helps increase their ability to secure financing and survive market downturns. We will continue our advocacy efforts on this front.
An environmental objective has also been added to BRM programming. There is now an environmental cross-compliance component for larger farms wanting to participate in the AgriInvest program. In addition, further avenues will be explored to integrate climate risk and readiness into BRM programs. We are concerned this may make an already complex suite of programs even more complicated, which conflicts with the goal of simplifying AgriStability. CCA believes there are more effective and impactful ways to incentivize environmental stewardship on Canadian farms and ranches
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As cattle producers, we understand the importance of implementing best management practices on our farms and ranches. As a result, we have advocated for direct payments to primary producers for the Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S) we provide. We were pleased to see the announcement of the Resilient Agricultural Landscapes Program (RALP), which comes with $250 million dollar investment and aims to provide incentives to agricultural producers for native grassland conservation efforts, perennial cover activities, and regenerative agricultural practices. The devil is in the details and the specifics of RALP remain unknown. In advance of the details being developed, CCA will advocate to ensure the program meets the intended objectives and benefits beef producers from across Canada.
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
The 25 per cent increase in the funding envelope is welcome news for research and innovation in the sector. We have advocated for continued investments in research programs aimed not only at key environmental challenges, but also enhancing productivity are critical. This is a key ingredient to the success and sustainability of our sector.
The Canadian beef industry has identified aggressive 10-year industry goals and a national research and technology transfer strategy to achieve these goals. With an increased funding envelope, the beef sector will be better equipped to deliver on some of our ambitious environmental and productivity goals.
The Sustainable CAP announcement shows that the FPT agriculture ministers’ have heard our concerns on several key issues. We will continue to actively engage with government representatives on the rollout of this new policy framework and advocate for the addition of new initiatives including the critical and urgent need to establish a national Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank for Canada.
With the complexity of the issues relating to tackling climate change, ensuring food security, and ensuring a vibrant Canadian agriculture industry, the details of these commitments will be important. You can count on CCA to be at the table representing your interests and ensuring the best outcome possible for beef producers across Canada.
WEIGHT STEERS HEIFERS
900+ 220.00 – 239.00 210.00 – 216.00
800 – 899 239.00 – 247.00 214.00 – 229.00
700 – 799 241.00 – 254.00 223.00 – 228.00
600 – 699 249.00 – 266.00 222.00 – 244.00
500 – 599 266.00 – 287.00 225.00 – 249.00
400 – 499 270.00 – 295.00 250.00 – 271.00
WEIGHT STEERS HEIFERS
900+ 226.02 – 244.19 177.70 – 201.43
800 – 899 236.93 – 258.40 186.67 – 218.83
700 – 799 225.50 – 262.62 194.39 – 219.10
600 – 699 208.54 – 273.00 182.52 – 217.33
500 – 599 227.03 – 299.46 190.03 – 242.93
400 – 499 221.60 – 304.87 174.08 – 244.63
STOCKER For week ending September 16, 2022 THE YOUNG FAMILY ENNISMORE, ONTARIO | JOE 705.755.6820 | JIM 705-760-5438 YOUNG’S 55J SIRE TREF EPIC POWER 707E DAM MURPHY’S 55D Bred for January to JYX 482G by EDW AVENGER YOUNG’S 133J SIRE TREF EPIC POWER 707E DAM YOUNGS 132D Bred for January to WULFS HORTON 7358H by HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET On offer AT THE EASTERN SHOWCASE SALE & LIMO F ARM S 55 LIMOUSIN VOICE / FALL 2022
WRITTEN BY Dr. Roy Lewis DVM
Everyone can benefit to review this long list of practical tips and hints. I keep adding to this list over time, with both purebred and commercial sector producers in mind. Some carry serious consequences. I always say you all pay good money for vaccines and proper storage, mixing, administration and timing are critical to get the best response in your herd. Try and find the one or two points you can add in for the betterment of your herd. There are some implanting hints if you implant cull heifers and castrate cull bulls. If you don’t, simply ignore the implant hints.
It is good to have as complete a vaccination program as you can. Purebred breeders – I feel your commercial bull customers look up to you with what your herd health program is. This will vary a little bit depending on geographic location, management style and disease pressure with your herd.
ɐ Store vaccine in the middle area of fridge, according to label, maintain chain of refrigeration. Check fridge temperature 3-7 degrees and maintain it. Keep thermometer in fridge. Don’t store vaccines in the door of the fridge.
Use a cooler to keep cool in summer/warm in winter. Use ice packs to maintain 3-7 degrees in summer. Do not have ice packs directly in contact with vaccine. Keep vaccines from freezing using water bottles for syringes, heating pads or in car heaters. Keep vaccine in packaging until ready to use.
PREPARATION FOR PROCESSING
ɐ Prepare in advance - chute and alleyway working properly, no protruding or sharp bits, sliders working properly
ɐ Check expiry and withdrawal dates of products before usage. Water based vaccines 21 days withdrawal. Oil based vaccines 60 days slaughter withdrawal.
Have emergency kit available stocked and labeled. Include epinephrine, dexamethasone, antihistamine, blood stopper, wound spray, etc.
Minimize shots often no more than two will cover all the antigens.
Double and triple check dosage of vaccines (i.e. Clostridials depending on the brand come in 2cc-5cc dosage) Critical to get the proper dosage.
Use vaccines with as low a dose as possible.
ɐ Calibrate syringes, some self-calibrated.
ɐ Mix only enough modified vaccine to last 1-2 hours tops. Best to mix just as needed and use up before a long break (ie. lunch)
Swirl modified live vaccine when rehydrating, don’t shake vigorously.
Agitate killed vaccine to have a uniform mixture (ie. clostridial vaccines as well as products like safeguard suspension dewormer).
ɐ Have a sharps container and use it.
ɐ Select appropriate needle size. 16-18-19-20 depending on size and maturity of cattle and viscosity of product. As short as can to get under the skin for subcutaneous administration (5/8 to 1 inch)
Syringes well maintained and cleaned with hot water, store in fridge or freezer after vaccinating for the day. One drop of cooking canola oil placed on the rubber o ring maintains sliding motion in repeater syringes.
Don’t mix syringes up - label syringe for which product. (ie. coloured tape, coloured ball for end or write on the syringe).
Properly restrain cattle (safer for cattle and administrator)
Change needles every 10-20 head (when refill multidose
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syringe) or when bent, burred, dirty or dull.
ɐ Inject subcutaneously wherever possible, neck preferable, behind elbow second choice or for show cattle.
ɐ Use the one-handed subcutaneous technique where ever possible to avoid hand or arm injuries in the chute.
ɐ Give at least a handbreadth apart with vaccines (high low or across from each other or alternative site) other side of neck preferable.
ɐ Antibiotics no more than 10 cc per site.
ɐ When in chute do as much as humanly or humanely possible to avoid another passage through the chute, as long as timing is appropriate. (ie. weigh, BCS, fecal testing, hair for DNA, other sampling. NSAIDs may be used if appropriate. Do whatever you can all together in each pass through the chute.)
ɐ Intranasal vaccines proper cannula and use oral products where possible to avoid needles.
ɐ Observe needle still on gun when you withdraw, record if needle is broken (VBP+) Always use needles with metal hubs.
ɐ Don’t disinfect the vaccine needles ever between animals. Only disinfect implant needles between uses.
ɐ Try to avoid vaccinating in the rain (potential for abscesses) or with branding - scalding.
ɐ Discard unused doses of vaccine.
IMPLANTING TIPS FOR NON-BREEDING CATTLE
ɐ Implant using a disinfectant tray and swipe the implant gun.
ɐ Insert the needle to the hub and pinch off the hole created when you withdraw the implant needles.
ɐ Don’t implant into dirt or manure and avoid area real close to ear tags.
ɐ Common issues with implants are missing implants, implanting into cartilage and abscesses from dirty technique.
ɐ Maintain implant gun and change needles when dull.
ɐ Set the implant gun and needle for the left or righthanded person.
With all products read and follow label directions. Recheck label especially if you change trade names of products. Double check dosage route of administration and any warning signs or precautions or contraindications. The labels are in fine print but deserve a review from time to time. Take the time to properly train new vaccinators and processors on your ranch, farm or feedlot. It is the most critical job as far as disease prevention is concerned. If following these steps one can assure you are giving the vaccines the best chance to give their maximal protection. You paid good money for vaccines and other products. Look after them.
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 • 7:30 P.M. International Room • Regina, Saskatchewan
October 1, 2022
Late Entry Deadline: October 15, 2022
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
11:00 a.m. First Lady Futurity & Classic President’s Classic Bull Calf Jackpot WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 2:00 p.m. The “Chosen One” Limousin Jackpot 6:30 p.m. Social Hour 7:30 p.m. Solid Gold Sale THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 10:00 a.m. Limousin Show SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 9:00 a.m. Canadian Junior Beef Extreme 4:00 p.m. Agribition Beef Supreme Drive
R&R Marketing Co. Randy Ratliff • 615-330-2735
Marketing Management Kiley McKinna • 402-350-3447 Wiley Fanta • 320-287-0751
Canadian Limousin Assoc. Pres. Wayne Burgess • 403-813-8416
Ryan Dorran • 403-507-2735
25 PREMIER LIMOUSIN LOTS Held in conjunction with the Canadian Western Agribition INTERNET BIDDING AVAILABLE THROUGH: SALE MANAGEMENT: MC
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All breeds do not need the same scrotal size, which means you can’t compare Limousin with other breeds because scrotal size will be different, and Limousin will need less scrotal size than other breeds to do the job.
Scrotal circumference is a trait which is moderately to highly heritable. Research indicates that testicle size is an excellent indicator of age at puberty of a sire's daughters and is also related to seminal quality and quantity.
(higher value = sons have larger scrotal, daughters mature earlier)
STAY Stayability (higher value = greater chance daughters will stay productive in herd longer)
DOC Docility (higher value = more docile progeny)
YG Yield Grade (higher value = better yield)
CW Carcass Weight (higher value = heavier carcasses)
CREA Rib Eye Area (higher value = larger rib eye area)
MARB Marbling (higher value = additional marbling)
CFAT Back Fat (higher value = more back fat)
ACTIVE SIRES GEST CED BW WW YW MILK TM CEM SC STAY DOC YG CW CREA MARB CFAT AVERAGE -2.9 9 2.1 63 90 22 54 5 0.5 13 11 -0.56 23 1.12 -0.23 -0.10 ACTIVE DAMS GEST CED BW WW YW MILK TM CEM SC STAY DOC YG CW CREA MARB CFAT AVERAGE -2.5 9 2.4 59 83 23 52 5 0.5 14 10 -0.57 18 1.08 -0.24 -0.10 NON-PARENTS GEST CED BW WW YW MILK TM CEM SC STAY DOC YG CW CREA MARB CFAT AVERAGE -2.8 9 2.2 62 88 23 54 5 0.6 14 11 -0.56 21 1.12 -0.24 -0.10 BREED AVERAGE LIMOUSIN EPDS SUGGESTED MINIMUM SCROTAL MEASUREMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR LIMOUSIN BULLS AGE (MONTHS) SC (CM) 12 29 CM 13 30 CM 14 31 CM 15 31.5 CM 16-20 32 CM 21-30 33 CM AVERAGE SCROTAL CIRCUMFERENCE FOR LIMOUSIN BULLS AGE (MONTHS) SC (CM) 12 31.5 CM 24* 35.7 CM *Bottom 10th percentile = 33 cm GEST Gestation Length (higher value = longer gestation length) CED Calving Ease Direct (higher value = greater calving ease) BW Birth Weight (higher value = larger birth weight) WW Weaning Weight (higher value = heavier calves at weaning) YW Yearling Weight (higher value = heavier calves at 1 year) MILK Milk (higher value = additional milk from daughters TM Total Maternal (higher value = cow has calves with higher weaning weights) CEM Calving Ease Maternal (higher value = greater calvingease in first-calf daughters) SC Scrotal
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ALBERTA BRITISH COLUMBIA Box 149 Carmangay, Alberta Canada T0L 0N0 email@example.com www.dejagerlimousin.com Specializing in Fullbloods & Purebreds
THE CHRISTIANSEN’S Neil, Sherry & Braeden Christiansen Bryce & Annie Stewart Neil: 403.704.4403 Annie: 403.963.4779 Bryce: 403.740.2638 Limousin Scott & Lesley Hansen Ph: 780-727-4557 Cell: 780-202-0607 Box 248 Entwistle, Alberta T0E 0S0 Blue Heeler Dogs Dave & Linda Harvey Box 1469 100 Mile House, BC Canada V0K 2E0 Phone 250.397.2306 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hivalleylimo.com Hi-Valey Limousin 59
ALBERTA ALBERTA SASKATCHEWAN MANITOBA MANITOBA SASKATCHEWAN Stewart Limousin BOX 1326 STETTLER ALBERTA T0C 2L0 STEWARTLIMOUSIN@GMAIL.COM TEL 403-742-5226 CELL 403-742-9813 IMPERIAL RANCH LTD. MURRAY & BEV STEWART Lazy A Limousin The Rea Family Marengo, SK S0L 2K0 Ken Rea 306-463-7454 email@example.com QUALLY-T LIMOUSIN Rose Valley, Saskatchewan Alvin 306-322-7563 Chris 306-322-7554 QT Canada’s largest herd of registered Limousin Females Bulls for sale by private treaty RED + BLACK POLLED LIMOUSIN CATTLE CHERWAY LIMOUSIN www.cherwaylimousin.ca 204-736-2878 2021_02_03_cherway_card_v2.1.indd 1 2021-02-01 8:42 PM Richmond Ranch Jim & Stephanie 403-323-8433 Tiffany 403-740-3748 Samantha & Brandon 403-741-2675 Box 58 Rumsey, Alberta T0J 2Y0 www.richmondranch.com LIMOUSIN • BLACK ANGUS • RED ANGUS 60
Pat 204.855.2214 204.729.1772
TRAVIS, RILLA, BRODIE & DILLON HUNTER
Home 204-838-2019 Travis 204-851-0809 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brad Hockridge 204-648-6333
Glen Hockridge 204-648-5222 204-638-8554
Lloyd & Joan Atchison
Trevor & Melisssa Atchison H 204-854-2510 C 204-522-5542
RR#1 Pipestone MB R0M 1T0 firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig, Michelle, Samantha,
MANITOBA Your Source for QualitY GeneticS Since 1982 Art & Maria Rodgers Box 156 MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0 Home: 204-685-2628 Art Cell: 204-856-3440 email: email@example.com We’re located west of MacGregor 69026 Rd 62W triple *r* limouSin
ONTARIOMANITOBA COCHRANE STOCK FARMS
RR#1 Alexander MB R0K 0A0 Fax
www.cochranestockfarms.com Raising Limousin for over 30 years
DIAMOND LIMOUSIN KENTON MANITOBA RAISING LIMOUSIN for over 45 YEARS
Purebred & Commercial Cattle The
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705.741.6700 • Samantha
ONTARIO SERVICE MEMBERS E. JOHN & ENA POST 7396 20TH SIDEROAD, RR #2 ALMA , ON N0B 1A0 email@example.com | FARM: (519) 846-9320 | CELL: (519) 766-7178 www.posthavenlimousin.com Specializing in Polled Fullblood Genetics Garry & Sheila Smart Ph/Fax 519-538-4877 Cell 519-372-7459 Email firstname.lastname@example.org 137606 Grey Road 12 R.R.#2 Meaford, ON N4L 1W6 www.smartlimousin.comIndustry accepted for over 40 years CONSUL TING INC. Sma Brt eef Increasing efficiencies and improving profitability of cow-calf, backgrounding, feedlot, bison and sheep producers through nutrition consulting in the prairies. Connect with us today. Balanced by BeefSmart beefsmart.ca • 306-229-0675 • email@example.com Ron & Rita Gardiner Phone 519. 2 8 7. 3147 Fax 519. 287. 3697 Email firstname.lastname@example.org R.R.#4 GLENCOE, ONTARIO N0L 1M0 Alberta – Saskatchewan – Manitoba www.bova-tech.com PO Box 80142 Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2V8 Canada Tel: (403) 332-1567 Email: email@example.com Embryo Collection, Freezing & Transplants In-Clinic & On Farm Services IVF - In Vitro Fertilization Recipient Programs Donor Care Facility Export Certified Find us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Embryo TransplantsBlue Rock Animal Nutrition “Practical Strategies for Cattle Nutrition and Health” Abby-Ann Redman M.Sc. Ruminant Nutritionist 3411 52 Ave Innisfail, AB Direct: 403 558 9350 Plant: 403 227 2742 Bluerock.Abby@gmail.com www.bluerocknutrition.com SERVICE MEMBERS 62
587.887.1934 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bowvalleygenetics.com Embryo Transfer Services IVF Certified for Exportable Embryo Production Export Qualified Semen Collection & Bull Stud Owner’s Use Semen Embryo & Semen Storage & Distribution SERVICE MEMBERS Sarah Buchanan 306.681.5340 email@example.com Emily Gibson 519.440.9907 firstname.lastname@example.org Jordie Buba 780.818.4047 email@example.com Lacey Dekeyser 204.747.5991 firstname.lastname@example.org PLUS Live Auction broadcasts powered bywww.goldenthread.ca SUBSCRIBEFARM NAME NAME ADDRESS CITY COUNTRY POSTAL CODE PHONE EMAIL CREDIT CARD PAYMENT Card Number Expiry Date OR cheque payment – please make cheques payable to the Canadian Limousin Association Check one of the following Q Canada $35.00 (plus tax) Q United States $50.00 (tax included) Q International $50.00 USD (tax included) Q I would like to advertise in your next issue. Please contact me. Please complete and return to the Canadian Limousin Association via mail, fax or email: 3378 – 15th Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 3W5 • Fax: 403-253-1704 • email@example.com 63
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ROY LEWIS, DVM
Dr. Roy Lewis has been a large animal veterinary practitioner for over 30 years with a cattle practice in Westlock, Alberta. His interests were herd health and bovine reproduction. Since Spring 2020 he has been doing consulting work in the veterinary field.
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22 COLOURS OF AUTUMN LIMOUSIN SALE
28 NIGHT SHIFT SALE Stettler, Alberta
31 CJLA SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION DEADLINE
See www.limousin.com for details
15 TRIPLE *R* PRODUCTION SALE
16 CAMPBELL LAND & CATTLE COMPLETE DISPERSAL
30 AGRIBITION "CHOSEN ONE" LIMOUSIN JACKPOT
30 SOLID GOLD LIMOUSIN SALE
CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION LIMOUSIN SHOW
8 WESTERN SELECT SALE
10 EASTERN SHOWCASE SALE Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, Ontario
31 NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SALE Edmonton, Alberta
16 RICHMOND RANCH BULL & FEMALE SALE at the ranch, Rumsey, Alberta
20 STEWART LIMOUSIN BULL SALE at the ranch, Stettler, Alberta
27 J. YORGA FARMS BULL SALE at the ranch, Flintoft, Saskatchewan
4 HILLVIEW FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE at the ranch, Morinville, Alberta
10 DIAMOND C RANCH BULL SALE at the ranch, Ponoka, Alberta
13 –14 ANDREW RANCHES ONLINE BULL SALE farmgatetimedauctions.ca
16 BAR 3R LIMOUSIN BULL SALE at the ranch, Marengo, Saskatchewan
18 FULLY LOADED LIMOUSIN BULL SALE www.DVAuctions.com
18 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS BULL SALE at the ranch, Bragg Creek, Alberta
7 CONTINENTAL CONNECTION BULL SALE at the ranch, Quesnel, British Columbia
2 –5 CJLA IMPACT SHOW Spencerville, Ontario
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A Amaglen Limousin 7
Andrew Ranches 48
Arcon Cattle Company 61
B Bar 3R Limousin 60
Bar-Dale Limousin 59
BeefSmart Consulting Inc. 62
Bee Zee Acres 49
Blue Rock Animal Nutrition 62
Bohrson Marketing Services 10 Bova-Tech Ltd. 62
Bow Valley Genetics 63
C Campbell Land & Cattle 42
Canadian Junior Limousin Association 34
Cherway Limousin 60
Cochrane Stock Farms 61 Corad Farms 61
Crown Hill Acres 27, 61
D Dan Skeels 63
de Jager Limousin 59
Diamond C Ranch 59
Diamond T Limousin 61
Double B Cattle 45
E Eastern Showcase 11
F Fouillard Limousin 59
G Gardiner Limousin 62
Golden Thread Livestock Images 63
H Hansen Limousin 59
Hawkeye Land & Cattle 68
Highland Stock Farms IFC Hi-Hog 46 Hillside Farm 62 Hillview Farms 46 Hi-Valley Limousin 59 Hockridge Farms 61
J J. Yorga Farms IBC
L Lazy A Limousin 60 Lazy H Limousin 60
M MC Marketing Management 57
N New Life Limousin 14
Night Shift Sale 29
O Opal Stock Farm 21
P Payne Livestock BC
Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 59
Plains Limousin 59
Poplarview Stock Farm 61
Posthaven Limousin 62
Q Qually-T Limousin 60
R Richmond Ranch 15, 60
S Smart Limousin 62 Spare Time Livestock 49 Southbridge Limousin 60 Stewart Limousin 60 Stockmens Insurance 63
T Triple R Limousin 43, 61
V Venture Livestock Enterprises 14
W Windy Gables Limousin 6, 62
Y Young Limo Farms 55
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Matthew Heleniak | (519) 537-1451 | email@example.com 11 Robson Street, Norwich, Ontario www.hawkeyelandandcattle.com THE BEEF PEOPLE A family run beef processor located in Ontario PROUD SUPPORTER & PURCHASER OF FEEDER & FINISHED LIMOUSIN CATTLE Contact Matthew if you have Limousin feeder cattle available for purchase.
KELLY AND NORMA YORGA (H) 306-263-4432 (C) 306-642-7023 firstname.lastname@example.org BOX 14, FLINTOFT, SK S0H 1R0 JEFFREY AND KRISTEN YORGA (H) 306-531-5717 email@example.com WITH FALL CALVING IN FULL SWING, ALL OUR FEMALES ARE MILKING. JOIN US THIS FALL FOR PASTURE TOURS AND JYF Hospitality. WHERE LIMOUSIN K E E P GETTING BETTER FEB 27 AT THE RANCH FLINTOFT, SK • AT 2PM THE FIRST SONS OF Gold Rush SELL JYF JAZZY 322J Owned by Minor Limousin, Missouri JYF JED 315J Sells! CHOICE OF THE 2022 FALL BORN GOLD RUSH HEIFER CALVES SELLS IN the Agribition Solid Gold Sale
Box 1997 Lloydminster Saskatchewan Canada S9V 1R5 Rocky & Debbie Payne P 306.825.4056 F 306.825.4025 Cole 780.870.8335 Kyle 639.840.2530 E firstname.lastname@example.org 7PM in Stettler Alberta Watch/bid online with DV Auction We are honored to have been invited to be a part of this exciting new event with progressive breeders Double B Cattle, 777 Cattle, Lazy H Limousin, Richmond Ranch RPY PAYNES KELSEY 48K SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G X ANCHOR B CASSIDY 10C RPY PAYNES KARA 5K RPY PAYNES TANK X EDW BEACH BODY RPY PAYNES JOON 50J RICHMOND DEFENDER X ZOEY RPY 2Z RPY GIBSONS MISCHIEF 55J RPY PAYNES TANK 12G X HSF ZENA OWNED WITH GIBSON FARMS HOMO POLLED HOMO POLLED HOMO POLLED Females, bulls and frozen genetics always available by private treaty