Limousin Voice Winter 2022

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THE PEOPLE BEHIND

PUREBREDS

2022 VOL 18 NUMBER III
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Ryan and Janine Green run R G Farms just outside of Spirit River, Alberta INTRODUCING J & K FARMS Jevon Arnold and Kimberly Hiltz & Family bring new enthusiasm to the Maritimes Limousin scene IN THIS ISSUE
HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS ROB & MARCI 403.585.8660 AMANDA, HOLT, & REVINGTON 403.470.1812 HIGHLANDSTOCKFARMS@GMAIL.COM WWW.HIGHLANDSTOCKFARMS.CA ‘THEY’VE MADE THEIR WAY BY THE WAY THEY’RE MADE’ BREEDING LIMOUSIN SINCE 1970 THE SOURCE FOR HOMOZYGOUS POLLED GENETICS HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS LTD. We would like to say a special Thank You to Denise Peters from Claresholm, AB for purchasing a package of Limousin heifers. BRAGG CREEK, AB | AT THE RANCH | 2 O’CLOCK CELEBRATING OUR TWENTIETH ANNUAL BULL SALE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 18 2023 Mark your calendars... HIGHLAND JARVIS 2J HIGHLAND JINGLE 44J 1/2SISTERTOHIGHLANDHOPE HIGHLAND JAG 16J HIGHLAND JUSTICE LEAGUE 20J FEAT. DAM - HIGHLAND ZENITH 45Z FEAT. DAM - HIGHLAND GINGER 6G Past Sale Features FEATURE HERD SIRES HIGHLAND BOSTON 30B RPY PAYNES HUNTER 28H
PINNACLE’S JERSEY 18J PINNACLE’S JUST ABOUT DARK 57J PINNACLE’S JOLLY RANCHER 34J PINNACLE’S JANE 87J PINNACLE’S JOSEPHINE 37J SIRE: WULFS X-FACTOR SIRE: B BAR/HAWKEYE STING SIRE: CLARK’S ENDLESS POWER 770E SIRE: WULF’S GUNNISON SIRE: CLARK’S ENDLESS POWER 770E DAM: WGL ARIZONA 8A DAM: PINNACLE’S FADING LITE 60F DAM: PINNACLE’S BUT SEXY TOO 71B DAM: PINNACLE’S GABLEWOOD 925G DAM: PINNACLE’S BLOWN AWAY 64B AI’D TO: B BAR BENTLEY 8D AI’D TO: PINNACLE’S COP CAR 26C AI’D TO: WULF’S X-FACTOR AI’D TO: WULF’S X-FACTOR AI’D TO: B BAR BENTLEY 8D The Swaans & Kishkans QUESNEL, BC ROB: 250-991-8229 | ERIN: 250-991-6654 | kishkan@quesnelbc.com | www.pvlimousin.com PINNACLE VIEW IS VERY EXCITED TO BE OFFERING THESE 5 ELITE BRED HEIFERS IN THE WESTERN SELECT LIMOUSIN SALE JOIN US DECEMBER 8, 2022 IN LLOYDMINSTER, SK. DON’T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE CONTINENTAL CONNECTION BULL SALE - APRIL 7, 2023 THE PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN OPEN HOUSE - SEPTEMBER 9, 2023 LOT 14 LOT 17 LOT 18 LOT 15 LOT 16
CONTENTS 18 THE PEOPLE
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R G Farms, Ryan & Janine Green run a small cow calf operation just outside of Spirit River, Alberta 28 INTRODUCING J & K FARMS Jevon Arnold and Kimberly Hiltz & Family bring new enthusiasm to the Maritimes Limousin scene 30 MADGETT AWARD WINNERS Congratulations to After Hours Limousins, 2022 Award winner recipients CLA Presidents Report 4 CLA Office Update 8 CJLA News 14 Show Results 20 NALF Report 30 Provincial News 32 British Columbia 32 Alberta 33 Saskatchewan 34 Manitoba 35 Ontario 36 Social News 37 CCA President’s Report 40 Stocker Market Report 41 Herd Health DEFICIENCIES IN VACCINE USAGE 42 Sales Results 44 Breed Average EPDs 46 Subscribe 45 Contributors 52 Ad Sizes & Specifications 52 Upcoming Events 54 Advertisers Index 55 18 28 40 2 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
BEHIND
PUREBREDS

WINTER 2022

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Cover Photo: Mara Knapp; Above Photo: Tessa Verbeek

PRESIDENTS REPORT

Welcome to fall! As I sit here writing this well past the deadline imposed on me, I am reminded as to how fast time really does fly by. Seems like I just finished the last one and here we are.

I have had the good fortune to travel around the country and I am pleased to say that for the most part the farming community appears to have made it through this year in a positive matter. Yes, there are spots where it could have been drier, wetter, warmer or cooler, but the bottom line is decent.

As we have watched the early calf markets it looks like this should be positive for the ranchers and farmers out there. And we are very happy to see that happening. When you get to read this the fall shows and most of the sales will be behind us, so I trust that success was had by all and that we thank you for your part in the promotion of our breed. Congratulations to all and we wish you continued success. To those that were involved in sales, well done. The catalogues show great groups of cattle being presented making a totally versatile offering with something for everyone. Only one dispersal sale and that is always a batch of mixed feelings when we see one come to an end, but we want to wish Bill and Lauren Campbell great success as they continue. It will be the end to this story,

but we know and appreciate their continued promotion of our breed as they have been true ambassadors for us all. Thank you Bill and Lauren!

I know that the work never ends on the farm, however we do know that as we head into fall and winter there is more casual time then other times. I suggest that you take the time to review your records and make sure that your weaning and soon to be yearling weights are all recorded, and hair or tissue samples have been collected to continue the start that we got from the Legacy Project. It is also a good time to get your bull pen parentage verified for peace of mind and marketing. As an added advantage, if you have herd sires in the making run a Proto test on them as well when samples are at the Lab.

Here is another idea – if you need a little break from the routine drop into the local auction barn and visit with the commercial folks that are there. Your next best customer may be be sitting right there waiting for a visit. Find out what they are doing and why and how it is working for them or if maybe they just need some information to help them change or make bigger strides to better herds.

Now is also the time to sit back and reflect on your own way of doing things. Are changes needed or a

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tweak here or there to make improvements at home. Looking for a new lineage to add to the program? Do your homework and study programs and pedigrees and make sure that the proper protocol has been followed to get the selected genetics rightfully entered into the Canadian herd book with DNA on file, etc. This does not happen overnight and can sometimes be trying but it sure needs to be done prior to breeding. Got donor females? They also need to be properly parentage verified prior to flushing.

Here I am just filled with suggestions but why not get involved with your Associations? Sit in on some meetings, visit with your directors and lend a helping hand. Suggestions may just be what is needed to assist with the direction that is taken, as we only are doing what we think may/will be beneficial to all but maybe something was overlooked or not weighed in properly for the total assessment of the project. We are always looking for initiatives and ideas to put into action to help move us forward.

Time to send a shout to the CLA office staff. The flow seems to be running very well now thanks to Laura, Jayme and now we welcome Sue to the staff. Laura will add to this introduction. Turn around is very good and we seem to be upbeat and ready to visit with you. Thanks girls.

Let us know what can be done to bring the vibrancy back to Limousin!

Thank you and best wishes to all.

CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

3378 – 15th Ave SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3W5

Phone: 403.253.7309 Toll Free: 1.866.886.1605 Fax: 403.253.1704 www.limousin.com

CLA STAFF

General Manager & Canadian Junior Limousin Association Coordinator

Laura Ecklund 403.559.9849 info@limousin.com / cjla@limousin.com

Registry & Member Services

Jayme Smith | Sue Bygrove 403.253.7309 limousin@limousin.com

Limousin Voice Advertising Representative & Editor

Tessa Verbeek 403.636.1066 tverbeek@limousin.com

CLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT Wayne Burgess Alberta 403.813.8416 vleburgess@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT

Ashton Hewson Saskatchewan 306.390.7987 doublebcattleco@yahoo.ca

TREASURER

Travis Hunter Manitoba 204.851.0809 diamondtlimo@gmail.com

PAST PRESIDENT

Amanda Matthews Alberta 403.470.1812 amandagracematthews@gmail.com

CLA DIRECTORS

Alberta Cody Miller 780.349.0644 cody@excelranches.com Tyler Stewart 403.741.9571 777cattle@gmail.com Saskatchewan Carey Hirschfeld 306.441.3723 bchirsch@hotmail.com Ontario Chad Homer 519.339.9659 pinchhill@gmail.com Michael Machan 613.857.1496 michael@mtfm.life

PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS

British Columbia Erin Kishkan 250.747.3836 kishkan@quesnelbc.com Alberta Tim Andrew 403.854.6335 tlandrew@netago.ca Saskatchewan Ashton Hewson 306.390.7987 doublebcattleco@yahoo.ca

Manitoba Kyle Wright 204.305.0221 wrightwaylimousin@hotmail.ca Ontario Matthew Zwambag 519.870.3219 matt@beezeeacres.ca Maritimes John-Calvin Siddall 902.664.8008 jfsiddall@nsac.ca

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Nathan and Bryce Allen PO Box 189, RR#4 Warkworth, Ontario K0K3K0 Nathan 705-761-9426 nathana@alleninsurance.ca Bryce 705-924-2583 brycea@alleninsuraance.ca WGL kourtney k 3k HLC DBCC Flatliner 05F ET x WGL Baby Blythe 3B Born Jan 12, 2022 • Homo Polled WGL Jezebel 3J HLC DBCC Flatliner 05F ET x WGL Fancy 27F Born Jan 14, 2021 • Homo Polled • Safe in calf to Wulfs Haiti 4708H Service Sire Sire WINDY GABLES EASTERN SHOWCASE SALE CONSIGNMENTS wulfs haiti 4708h hlc dbcc fLATLINER 05F ET THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING BUYERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AT THE 2022 COLOURS OF AUTUMN SALE & BY PRIVATE TREATY HILLFOOT FARMS LTD :: AYLESFORD, NOVA SCOTIA SCHALLER FAMILY FARMS :: MILLSTADT, ILLINOIS PETE REDMOND :: HARTINGTON, ONTARIO PARTRIDGE LIMOUSIN - SPRING WATER, ONTARIO DOUG SHELSWELL :: ORO MEDONTE, ONTARIO MADISON FARMS :: NORTH AGUSTA, ONTARIO

Our bulls are bred and fed for the real world and we know this because while we are busy raising your next herd bull, we are also raising ours. Our AI sire and off farm bull selection is not taken lightly, hours of research to find the right pedigree, phenotype and genomic package. Genetic Planning and well managed development make for good bulls.

These bull pictures are taken on summer pasture where our bulls are raised on momma’s milk and grass - no creep feed! Once weaned they are hand fed. They are fed for success, not excess.

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 amaglen53@gmail.com One of the Platinum Elite Herds in Canada What you measure, you can manage! KEEP AN EYE ON WWW.AMAGLENLIMOUSIN.CA AND FACEBOOK IN THE NEW YEAR AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN for the & BRED
Real World
WULFS
AMAGLEN FARGO 777 JACK DANIELS
AMAZING BULL
BULLS FOR SALEby private treaty - REGULAR WEIGHTS TAKEN - CARCASS EVALUATIONS - DNA VERIFICATION - ALL OTHER DATA COLLECTED - PROVEN FEMALES & OPEN HEIFERS ALSO AVAILABLE All information on the bulls will be on www.amaglenlimousin.ca JYF GALVESTON PROGENY - HNH 9K
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AMAGLEN FARGO PROGENY
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WULFS AMAZING BULL PROGENY - HNH 14K FED
777 JACK DANIELS PROGENY - AJH 13K

We are excited to welcome Sue Bygrove to the Canadian Limousin Association team. Sue and her husband Todd and daughter Shelby have a commercial cow/calf operation at Lloydminster, Sask. Sue brings a strong background in agriculture administration and knowledge of the seedstock industry to this position. She will be sharing the Registry & Member Services position with Jayme Smith and will be helping members with sale catalogue downloads, e-blasts and imports. Sue is a familiar face to many of you and we feel she is a great addition to our team. The registry office will now be operating with two part time staff members Monday to Thursday.

The board of directors have led the Association through the 2022 year with a conservative approach to spending and a focus on breed integrity. The Limousin Legacy Project was born out of discussions about breed integrity and the importance of having an accurate pedigree. An accurate pedigree that is proven by DNA ensures correct EPDs. There was a strong desire to offer our members an affordable option to genotype females. Prior to the project there was a limited number of females with a genotype in the herdbook, the ones that had them were often donors or prolific females. At the conclusion of the project there are now more Limousin females than bulls with a genotype in the genetic evaluation.

148 members participated in the Limousin Legacy Project, genotyping over 4,300 animals. 71% of those animals being females and 29% bulls. 45% of the females in the Canadian Limousin herdbook have a DNA genotype backing their pedigree. 4.4% of the animals came back with a disqualification to either their sire or dam. This is low with the industry average for genotyping projects being approximately 8% disqualification rate. The success of this project shows the progressive mindset of Limousin breeders. Thank you to you, the members, for seeing the value in this project.

As we head into a New Year and a new calving season, a few reminders. The deadline for Whole Herd Enrollment is January 15th. Females that have been culled need to be given disposal codes before this date to avoid being charged the enrollment fee. Whole Herd Enrollment continues to be the most cost-effective way to register calves. For each female enrolled it includes the registration of her calendar year calf and the first transfer of this calf. It also includes the transfer fee of the female in her enrolled year. If you require assistance completing your enrollment, our staff offers one on one zoom sessions. Our staff is here to help you check some of those registry related items off of your to do list.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

CLA OFFICE UPDATE
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NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ALC

Nous souhaitons la bienvenue a Sue Bygrove clans l'equipe de l' Association Canadian du Limousin. Sue et son conjoint Todd et leur fille, Shelby, ont un troupeau de vache-veau commercial a Lloydminster, Sask. Sue apporte beaucoup de connaissance en administration agricole et des connaissance de l'industrie pur-sang. Elle va partager les taches d'enregistrement et services aux membres avec Jayme Smith et va assister les membres avec le telechargement des catalogues de ventes, publicite par courriels et les importations. Sue est familier a plusieurs entre vous et on croit qu'elle est une belle addition a notre equipe. Le bureau va operer dorenavant avec 2 personnes a temps partiel du lundi a jeudi.

Le conseil de l' Association a navigue l'annee 2022 avec une approche conservateur financiere et un focus sur l'integrite de la race. Le projet 'Limousin Legacy' etait conr;u apres les discussions concemant l'integrite de la race est !'importance d'avoir un pedigree precis. Un pedigree precis qui est prouve par l' ADN assure des EPD's exacte. I1 avait un fort desire d'offrir a nos membres un option abordable pour verifier l 'ADN des femelles. Avant le projet, il avait un nombre limite de femelles avec un genotype dans le 'herdbook', celles qui l'avaient etaient souvent des donneuses d'embryons ou des femelles prolifique. A la conclusion du projet, i1 a plus de femelles Limousin avec un genotype que taureaux.

148 membres ont participe dans le projet 'Limousin Legacy', avec les genotypes sur plus que 4,300 animaux. 71 % de ces animaux sont des femelles et 29% sont des taureaux. 45% des femelles dans le

'Canadian Limousin herdbook' ont un genotype d' ADN pour confirmer leur pedigree. 4.4% sont revenus avec une disqualification pour leur pere ou leur mere. La moyenne de l'industrie est de 8% pour les disqualifications, pas mal plus haut. Le succes du projet demontre que les eleveurs Limousin sont progressifs. Merci aux membres de voir la valeur de ce projet.

Alors qu'on arrive a une nouvelle annee et une nouvelle saison de velages, quelques rappels. La date limite pour le l'enrolement des femelles est le 15 janvier. Les femelles qui sont sorti du troupeau devront avoir des codes de disposition avant cette date pour eviter d'etre facturees. L'enrolement reste la far;on la plus rentable pour enregistrer les veaux. Pour chaque femelle enrolee, r;a inclut l' enregistrement de son veau de cette annee ainsi que le transfert de ce veau. <;a inclut aussi le transfert de la femelle clans l' annee dans lequel elle est enroler. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance pour completer votre enrolement, nos employes offrent des sessions zoom personnel. Notre personnel est la pour vous aider a completer les taches sur votre liste 'to do'.

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee!
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PAR Laura Ecklund
AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS ARCON CATTLE BEE ZEE ACRES BENNEVILLE LIMOUSIN BOULDER LAND & CATTLE CROWN HILL ACRES DARLING FARM GIBSON/MACTAVISH FARMS GIRDLER CATTLE CO KOYLE FARMS LISLE LIMOUSIN LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN MURRAY HILL FARM PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN RAIL LINE FARMS SMART LIMOUSIN SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK WINDY GABLES YOUNG LIMO FARMS ZIMMERMAN CATTLE CO Consigners CONSIGNERS SALES MANAGEMENT BOHRSON MARKETING SERVICES WWW.BOHRSON.COM OPEN HEIFERS | BRED HEIFERS | FROZEN GENETICS | PREGNANT RECIPIENTS ON OFFER ELITE LIMOUSIN GENETICS 10 2022 DEC. IN HANOVER, ON LOT 26 LOT 4 LOT 34 LOT 8 LOT 5 LOT 17
Selling Photo Credit: Erica & Dawson Coleman Your Trusted Livestock Brokerage Firm November 30, 2022 7:30 PM • International Room • Regina, Saskatchewan Proudly Serving Breeders On Both Sides of the Border Don’t hesitate to reach out. We are only a phone call away. Check www.McMarketingManagement.com for our current sale listings. KILEY McKINNA • (402)350-3447 Kiley@MCMarketingManagement.com WILEY FANTA • (320)287-0751 Wiley@MCMarketingManagement.com 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, Complimentary Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres 7:30 p.m. Solid Gold Sale THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 10:00 a.m. Limousin Show SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 8:00 a.m. Bull Pen Alley Show 9:00 a.m. Canadian Junior Beef Extreme 4:00 p.m. Agribition Beef Supreme Drive Held in conjunction with the Canadian Western Agribition Sale Management Team: MC MARKETING MANAGEMENT Kiley McKinna, (402)350-3447 Wiley Fanta, (320)287-0751 R&R MARKETING Randy Ratliff - Sale Consultant, (615)330-2735 Internet Provider:
Selling COMMITMENT 705K ET SCOTT & JACKIE JAYDEN & JAXON PAYNE LLOYDMINSTER, SK SCOTT 306.825.4328 | JAYDEN 306.821.2260 | JAXON 306.830.0456 Find the catalogue on www.greenwoodcattle.com 8 35+ SELLING WESTERN SELECT LIMOUSIN SALE LIMOUSIN GENETICS IN THE LOTS OF PREMIER THURSDAY 2022 DECEMBER GREENWOOD RIVIERA 709K ET 706J 66J 714J 707J 715J GREENWOOD JSP JXP PYN PYN PYN

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

Happy winter season everyone! For this report I thought I would take a different approach and ask questions to the CJLA board members about their participation in fall shows, their fall sale preparations and their favourite part about winter.

A couple of our members have been able to attend fall shows this year which included the OJLA Show, the Ontario Provincial Show at Markham Fair, Fall Finale Beef Show, various open shows, and 4-H shows. When they aren’t showing or busy with school the board and family has been busy preparing animals for sale and show. These preparations include picturing, videoing, marketing, daily hair care, and the most fun of them all halter breaking.

When asked what their favourite part about the winter season was, the majority of the board answered with the calving season and getting to see all the little baby show prospects. The close runner up was Christmas break and Christmas. Christmas is fast approaching and the CJLA would like to remind everyone that cookbooks make a great gift. Thank you for everyone who has supported the cookbook thus far.

The board hopes everyone has an amazing winter and can’t wait to see everyone at all the various winter shows and sales. Happy holidays!

NEW CJLA MEMBERS IN 2022

MEMBER NAME LOCATION

CORNERSTONE

LAND & CATTLE BIG VALLEY AB

COOPER DUDDEN BAYARD NE

BREE KOSOWAN SPIRIT RIVER AB

LONDON MATTHEWS OLDS AB

CEANNA KOSOWAN SPIRIT RIVER AB

CLAY WALSH BON ACCORD AB

RAFE WEBB GULL LAKE SK

DAVID KIRBY LISLE ON

HARDROCK LAND & CATTLE CO LTD NEEPAWA MB

KAITLYN BROCK DANVILLE QC

NEWS
FARM NAME MEMBER NAME LOCATION TANGLE RIDGE LIMOUSIN BREKELL OTTO & BRENDA OTTO OKOTOKS AB BRADY DANIEL KENTON MB TNL FARM TERRY & LORI ANNE THORNE HEAD OF MILLSTREAM NB TROY & MARLEY OTHBERG TROY & MARLEY OTHBERG SUMMERFIELD NB KIMBERLY HILTZ KIMBERY HILTZ & JEVON ARONLD GRAFTON NS GRAHAM & JOSEE JOHNSON ALEXANDRIA ON JOSHUA RIZZARDO BLACK CREEK CATTLE CALEDON EAST ON MALCROFT LIMOUSIN ROBERT MALCOLM SUNDERLAND ON R FAMILY FARM ROB RIETDIIK MURILLO ON SEESON RANCH LTD GREG SEED & NICHOLAS SEED NEW LISKEARD ON NEW CLA MEMBERS IN 2022 14 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS We are very honoured and humbled to have been selected as the 2021 Madgett Award winner from the Ontario Limousin Association for breeder and promoter of the year. After Hours is EASTERN SHOWCASE BOUND ON Saturday DECEMBER 10 Rob & Erin Weppler reweppler@gbtel.ca Contact Rob 1.519.375.6108 Braeden 1.519.375.2625 REW 143K After Hours Kali Champion Senior Heifer Calf, 2022 RAWF REW 147J After Hours Justice Alberta Junior Sweepstakes For more information: albertalimousin.ca/juniors Points will be awarded for participating and placing in eligible shows in Alberta, BC, and Lloydminster. Open to all young stock people under 21 years of age. A $50 Nomination Fee is due prior to the first show. Enter with your 2022 born, Limousin influenced Steer or Heifer and receive points for every eligible Junior Show you attend in 2023 Runner-Up Receives $1000 $2000 for Highest Aggregate Points Cash Prize 16 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
The Richmond Family Jim & Stephanie 403-323-8433 Tiffany & Kacie 403-740-3748 Brandon, Samantha, Cole & Tyson 403-741-2675 bulls@richmondranch.com www.richmondranch.com Branded for Success OVER 100 HEAD SELL LIMOUSIN, BLACK & RED ANGUS Follow us on  

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PUREBREDS

What made you choose the Limousin breed? As a kid growing up, I lived on a small cow/calf operation with my family in Manitoba. I was involved in 4-H at a young age and found success with Limousin sired steers which then led to my first registered female that I showed as a heifer project. We used Limousin in our commercial operation for calving ease and vigour as well as the growth and muscling that it added to our calves. Now fast forward 15 years and the purchase of some property in the Peace Country, it just felt like the right time to get back into the Limousin breed.

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Tell us about your herd. We currently run a small cow/calf operation consisting of 25 cows located just outside of Spirit River, Alta. I would say our purebred herd is in it’s ‘infant stage’ since it was started with the purchase of a new property in 2018. We started from scratch and had to seed pasture and fence it, build corrals and a barn for calving. It started with what some would say was a crazy idea and then a few commercial heifers. We are now building a herd of registered females and over time will transition away from small group of commercial cows and move to only registered stock. We continue to add quality females each year and as we progress, we have been utilizing A.I. to also help complement our herd and calf crops to come.

What is your favourite time of year in your operation? When I sat back thinking about this question my initial response would have been calving season until I really started to analyze it. The thought of cute baby calves running around on a warm sunny day does sound quite delightful to me but then I factored in that I have a full time job off the farm and all those cute baby calves come at a cost to my sleep schedule and sanity, so I’d have to say breeding season is my favourite time of year. It allows me to really choose the direction my herd is heading while keeping me up to date with the ‘latest and the greatest’ within the breed.

What direction are you hoping to take your herd? As we continue to grow our herd, I would like to keep adding genetics from reputable breeders within the industry. We may not be the biggest operation you will find but currently have a vision of quality over quantity. Over time it may grow to be something bigger but the values will stay the same. We are trying to raise purebred cattle that can excel in a commercial environment. We want to raise bulls that can add dollars to the producer’s bottom line as well as easy keeping females to promote growth and longevity. We utilized a synchronization and timed A.I. program this year to tighten up the calving season as well as to integrate better breeding within our program and will continue to add new and exciting sires as we progress in the years to come.

What motivates you in your operation going forward? The fact that this adventure has just begun for us is enough motivation in itself. I think that as time goes on our kids have taken on more interest in what we are doing and it shows in their 4-H success, so teaching them to get them to that point has been rewarding. Going forward I would like to keep building up our herd and eventually hit the show road to exhibit some of the stock that we are producing and meet fellow breeders within the Limousin family.

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SHOW RESULTS PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE CHAMPION BULL 1ST BLCC J21 BIG TEASE 10/30/21 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN BLCC SHE'S THE ONE RUNL ZENAS 324 Z 2ND BLCC K76 MEMPHIS 1/17/22 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY WULFS FIFTY T804F GREENWOOD KATEY BWP 6H GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET CHAMPION FEMALE 1ST MISS TMF SHAMELESS 1/2/18 CROWN HILL ACRES BIRUBI KAISER K140 TMF MISS 314A TMF WESTWOOD 505W 2ND PINCH HILL AMC JEZEBELL 118J 1/19/21 DARLING FARMS HLC DBCC FLATLINER 05F ET PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F RCL WIND CHILL 8B DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION WARKWORTH FAIR JUDGE CONNOR RODGER Grand Champion Bull BLCC J21 Big Tease, Boulder Land & Cattle Co. Reserve Champion Bull BLCC K76 Memphis, Boulder Land & Cattle Co. Grand Champion Female Miss TMF Shameless, Crown Hill Acres Reserve Champion Female Pinch Hill AMC Jezebell 118J,
LINDSAY EXHIBITION JUDGE ROY CHAMBERLAIN Grand Champion Bull BLCC J21 Big Tease, Boulder Land & Cattle Co. Reserve Champion Bull MHL K2 Copenhagan, Murray Hill Farm Grand
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PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE BULL CALF CHAMPION 1ST MHL K2 COPENHAGAN 1/2/22 MURRAY HILL FARM RICHMOND ZODIAC SRD 29Z BLCC FANCY LIL HUSSEY LFLC BANK ACCOUNT 701B 2ND PINCH HILL KING KONG 218K 1/4/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN PINCH HILL HENRY FORD 014H PINCH HILL EXUBERANCE 721E RCL WIND CHILL 8B CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST BLCC J21 BIG TEASE 10/30/21 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN BLCC SHE'S THE ONE RUNL ZENAS 324 Z 2ND SMART POLLED JESTER 4/2/21 SMART LIMOUSIN WULFS X FACTOR 7523X SMART POLLED YOLINDA RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U 3RD SMART POLLED JOHNSON 39J 8/10/21 SMART LIMOUSIN RPY PAYNES EVEREADY 73E SMART POLLED XOTIC SMART POLLED TOMBOY Exhibitors: Boulder Land & Cattle Company, Crown Hill Acres, Darling Farms, Murray Hill Farm, Pinch Hill Limousin, Red Maple Farms, Smart Limousin, Wyatt & Naomi Southern 20 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
Darling Farms
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Greenwood Jewel BWP 89J
Darling Farms
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Red Maple Feelin Silky
Red Maple Farms
PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF 1ST MHL KINZE 2/11/22 MURRAY HILL FARM GREENWOOD EASY MONEY PYN704E ET HOLLEE'S DEMETER GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN 2ND PINCH HILL KISSES 213K 1/3/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D PINCH HILL DEWDROP 605D MAGS XYLOPOLIST
1ST GREENWOOD JEWEL BWP 89J 2/20/21 DARLING FARMS GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET GREENWOOD PLD YELLOW LILY GREENWOOD PLD TIDAL WAVE 2ND PINCH HILL AMC JEZEBELL 118J 1/19/21 DARLING FARMS HLC DBCC FLATLINER 05F ET PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F RCL WIND CHILL 8B SENIOR
1ST RED MAPLE FEELIN SILKY 1/4/18 RED MAPLE FARMS WULFS WILLARD 5115W RED MAPLE BLACK SILK EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T 2ND MISS TMF SHAMELESS 1/2/18 CROWN HILL ACRES BIRUBI KAISER K140 TMF MISS 314A TMF WESTWOOD 505W BREEDERS HERD             PROGENY OF DAM 1ST BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY 1ST CROWN HILL ACRES 2ND PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN 2ND PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN GET OF SIRE 1ST PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION LINDSAY EXHIBITION (CON'D) SHOW RESULTS ONTARIO PROVINCIAL JR SHOW JUDGE Mike Earley PRIZE PEE WEE SHOWMANSHIP JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP INTERMEDIATE SHOWMANSHIP SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP 1ST LEXI ZWAMBAG BAILEY LAWRENCE MARGARET DARLING JULIE DARLING 2ND EMILY LAWRENCE LUCAS ZWAMBAG JOCELYN KENNEDY MICHAELA ROGER 3RD RACHEL BLACK LUCAS ZWAMBAG LILLIE CAMPBELL CADEN MARTIN 4TH SPENCER STEWART LANDON CLARKE TAYLOR ANNETT AMELIA MCLARTY DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION Exhibitors: Avery & Taylor Annett, Rachel Black, Lillie Campbell, Landon Clarke, Julie & Margaret Darling, Paige Grant, Shannon Gibson, Addison, Bailey & Emily Lawrence, Jocelyn Kennedy, Caden Martin, Travis McLachlan, Amelia McLarty, Michaela Rodger, Sam, Spencer & Sharlotte Stewart, Carson, Cooper, Lexi, Lucas & Owen Zwambag 21 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
CHAMPION FEMALE

1ST

CHAMPION YEARLING BULL

1ST

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

1ST

2ND CROWN HILL KENTUCKYWOMAN 14K 1/10/22 CROWN HILL ACRES GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET HOLLEE'S BROWN-EYED GIRL TMF ZODIAK 342Z

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER

1ST

Grand Champion Bull BLCC K76 Memphis, Boulder Land & Cattle Co. Reserve Champion Bull After Hours King of Diamonds, After Hours Limousin Grand Champion Female Greenwood Jewel BWP 89J, Darling Farms Reserve Champion Female Pinch Hill AMC Jezebell 118J, Darling Farms PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE BULL
CHAMPION
CALF
K76 MEMPHIS 1/17/22 BOULDER
&
COMPANY WULFS
T804F GREENWOOD KATEY BWP 6H GREENWOOD ELECTRIC
ET
AFTER HOURS KING OF DIAMONDS
AFTER
AFTER HOURS BREAKING BAD B BAR BRASS 50Z
BLCC
LAND
CATTLE
FIFTY
IMPACT
2ND
1/2/22
HOURS LIMOUSINS GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET
BIG TEASE
324 Z
BLCC J21
10/30/21 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN BLCC SHE'S THE ONE RUNL ZENAS
2ND BEE ZEE POLLED JUPITER 8J 1/4/21 BEE ZEE ACRES WULFS XTRACTOR X233X BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X CARROUSELS PEAK POWER
AFTER HOURS KALI 2/1/22 AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS WULFS BANK ROBBER 2137B AFTER HOURS FARMERS DAUGHTER ANCHOR B URBAN LEGEND
TIDAL WAVE 2ND PINCH HILL AMC JEZEBELL 118J 1/19/21 DARLING FARMS HLC DBCC FLATLINER 05F ET PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F RCL WIND CHILL 8B
FEMALE BORN PRIOR TO 2020 WITH HER OWN
MISS TMF SHAMELESS 1/2/18 CROWN HILL ACRES BIRUBI KAISER K140 TMF MISS 314A TMF WESTWOOD 505W 2ND PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F 4/4/21 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN RCL WIND CHILL 8B PINCH HILL ZUMBA 203Z KAJO RESPONDER 120R
1ST PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN 2ND CROWN HILL ACRES GET OF SIRE
PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN BREEDERS HERD 1ST AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS 2ND CROWN HILL ACRES DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION
PROVINCIAL SHOW SHOW
MARKHAM
GREENWOOD JEWEL BWP 89J 2/20/21 DARLING FARMS GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET GREENWOOD PLD YELLOW LILY GREENWOOD PLD
CHAMPION
2022 CALF 1ST
PROGENY OF DAM
1ST
ONTARIO
RESULTS
FAIR
Exhibitors: Bee Zee Acres, Boothville Farms, Boulder Land & Cattle Company, Crinan Farms, Crown Hill Acres, Darling Farms, Lakeside Farms, Murray Hill Farm, OPAL Stock Farm, Pinch Hill Limousin, Preferred Limousin, Red Maple Farms, Smart Limousin 22 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
JUDGE Mike Earley
1. Grand Champion AOB Female Highland Hope 11H, Highland Stock Farms 2. Reserve Champion AOB Heifer Calf Highland Miss Hope 3K, Highland Stock Farms 3. Reserve Champion AOB Female PLNS Hennessy 69H, Plains Limousin 4. Reserve Champion AOB Bull PLNS Kahlua 14K, Plains Limousin SHOW RESULTS 2 4 3 1 PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE AOB RESERVE CHAMPION BULL & BULL CALF CHAMPION PLNS KAHLUA 14K 2/2/22 PLAINS LIMOUSIN GREENWOOD PLD XTRA CHARGE PLNS HENNESSY 69H PLNS DANGEROUS GOODS 37D AOB RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF HIGHLAND MISS HOPE 3K 1/2/22 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS JYF FRIAR 615F HIGHLAND HOPE 11H GREENWOOD CURVE BALL AOB GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE & CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF 1ST HIGHLAND HOPE 11K 1/10/20 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS GREENWOOD CURVE BALL HIGHLAND CHAMPAGNE JYF ZEUS 609Z 2ND PLNS HENNESSY 69H 3/21/20 PLAINS LIMOUSIN PLNS DANGEROUS GOODS 37D PINNACLE'S DESERT ROSE 32D WULFS ZANDER X921Z DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION OLDS FALL CLASSIC
JUDGE
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Geoff Anderson
SHOW RESULTS Fall Finale Results 1. Grand Champion Bull Crown Hill Klondike 22K, Crown Hill Acres 2. Grand Champion Female Crown Hill Shameless 12J, Crown Hill Acres 3. Reserve Champion Female Miss TMF Shameless, Crown Hill Acres 5 6 4 7 4. Grand Champion Female Pinch Hill Kisses 213K, Pinch Hill Limousin 5. Reserve Champion Female RPY Paynes GoGo 79G, Ferme Cosa S.E.N.C. 6. Grand Champion Bull Pinch Hill Kash Money 212k, Pinch Hill Limousin 7. Reserve Champion Bull Pinch Hill King Kong 218K, Pinch Hill Limousin 1 2 3 24 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022

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JUNIOR CHAMPION

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE

PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE CHAMPION BULL
HILL KLONDIKE 22K 3/9/22 CROWN HILL ACRES BEE ZEE POLLED FABIO 22F MISS TMF SHAMELESS BIRUBI KAISER K140
CROWN
CHAMPION HEIFER CALF
RED MAPLE KIMONO 1/13/22 RED MAPLE FARMS WULFS COMPLIANT K687C ET RED MAPLE GLAMOUR WULFS DIAL PAD I013D ET
RED MAPLE KASHMERE 1/13/22 RED MAPLE FARMS WULFS COMPLIANT K687C ET RED MAPLE FABRIC RED MAPLE DIE HARD
CROWN HILL SHAMELESS 12J 1/19/21 CROWN HILL ACRES RPY PAYNES CRACKER 17E MISS TMF SHAMELESS BIRUBI KAISER K140
CROWN HILL JOLENE 7J 1/7/21 CROWN HILL ACRES GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET HOLLEE'S BROWN-EYED GIRL TMF ZODIAK 342Z
DENISON JESSICA STAR 1/3/21 RANCLIFF LIMOUSIN WULFS WILLARD 5115W DENISON B A STAR JCL LODESTAR 27L CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE 1ST MISS TMF SHAMELESS 1/2/18 CROWN HILL ACRES BIRUBI KAISER K140 TMF MISS 314A TMF WESTWOOD 505W 2ND RED MAPLE FEELIN SILKY 1/4/18 RED MAPLE FARMS WULFS WILLARD 5115W RED MAPLE BLACK SILK EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION FALL FINALE EXPO-BOEUF JUDGE Kelsey Evans JUDGE Cole & Jill Harvie PRIZE NAME DOB EXHIBITOR SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE BULL CALF BORN BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2022 AND JULY 5, 2022 1ST PINCH HILL KASH MONEY 212K 1/1/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D PINCH HILL BIG BOOTY 403B MAGS YIP 2ND PINCH HILL KING KONG 218K 1/4/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN PINCH HILL HENRY FORD 014H PINCH HILL EXUBERANCE 721E RCL WIND CHILL 8B 3RD PINCH HILL KING RANCH 215K 1/1/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN HLC DBCC FLATLINER 05F ET PINCH HILL BERTHA 410B RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U BULL BORN BETWEEN MARCH 1, 2021 AND AUGUST 31, 2021 1ST BLB JAMESON 5/26/21 FERMES BLB S.E.N.C. GREENWOOD GUN SMOKE 707G ET ATJ POLLED YNCOTESTABLE RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U HEIFER CALF BORN BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2022 AND JULY 5, 2022 1ST PINCH HILL KISSES 213K 1/3/22 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D PINCH HILL DEWDROP 605D MAGS XYLOPOLIST 2ND ATJ POLLED KESTREL 85K 2/20/22 FERME COSA S.E.N.C. ROMN JUSTICE ATJ POLLED AFFECTION
2ND
CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING 1ST
2ND
3RD
1ST BLB JEWEL 2/12/21 FERMES BLB S.E.N.C. GREENWOOD GUN SMOKE 707G ET ATJ POLLED DIDANE WULFS YONKERS K682Y 2ND BLB JESSIE'S GIRL 5/3/21 FERMES BLB S.E.N.C. RPY PAYNES CRACKER 17E BLB FLIRTIN FOR CERTAIN TMF NAPOLEAN 734N
1ST RPY PAYNES GOGO 79G 3/4/19 FERME COSA S.E.N.C. RPY PAYNES EDWIN 44E MISS DAISY RWX 22D GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN 2ND RPY PAYNES CHYNA 46H 1/28/20 FERME COSA S.E.N.C. RPY PAYNES EVEREADY 73E RPY PAYNES DELTA DAWN 41D ET COLE ARCHITECT 08A
1ST PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN 2ND FERMES BLB S.E.N.C. DENOTES  OVERALL CHAMPION  OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION Exhibitors: Pinch Hill Limousin, Fermes BLB S.E.N.C., Ferme COSA S.E.N.C.
RESULTS SHOW RESULTS 25 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
BREEDERS HERD
SHOW
2-5 ALL JUNIORS 21 & UNDER ARE WELCOME, CATTLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BORROW. ENTRY DEADLINE JUNE 30TH, 2023 FOR M0RE INFORMATION VISIT THE CLA WEBSITE CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW SPENCERVILLE, ONTARIO limousin.com/juniors | impactshow2023@gmail.com AUGUST 2023 TaDomi Hunt • Hanover, On 15193731798 • bar3c@hotmail.ca THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SALE EMBRYOS SELL IN DEC 31, 2O22 (WGL 15B) BELLISSIMA 15B Sire EAFF KRUG’S GOLD CARD Dam WINDY UPSTAGE WGL We are selling a A PACKAGE OF IVF EMBRYOS out of WGL Bellissima 15B by Prince Pompadour. 2022_12_limo_voice_carlsruhe_PROOF.indd 1 2022-11-11 1:59 PM 26 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022
B Bar Nicole 9E B-Bar Talledega 107J B-Bar Black Ice 26K B Bar Nicole 37D B-Bar Rainmaker 4K B-Bar Red Dirt Road 48K B-Bar AMB Foxtrot 68H B-Bar Kerosene 27K ET B-Bar AMB Get Lucky 80K

NEW MARITIME BREEDERS WELCOME

The Maritime Limousin Association is excited to welcome Jevon Arnold and Kimberly Hiltz and family. Both Jevon and Kim come from agricultural backgrounds, and Jevon’s family has played an important role in the development of the Limousin breed in the Maritimes.

Jevon’s grandfather, Robert Arnold (Scotian Valley Farm) and Robert’s son John, co-founded the Maritime Limousin Association in the early 1980’s. They called the first meeting in Truro, NS and there were 15 people who attended. It wasn’t long after that the membership grew to 60 members. They established a quarterly newsletter and held a field day every year that rotated between the Maritime provinces. In 1990, they hosted the CLA annual convention in Truro, NS.

Robert bought his first Limo in the 1970’s from Athol Farms in Pictou and grew his herd from there to 60 cows at one point. Robert did the first Limousin embryo transplant in the Maritimes, and his son John served on the CLA board for 6 years.

With this family history it makes sense that Jevon has a love of Limousin cattle. He grew up showing Limousin in 4-H and steer shows, and after his grandfather passed, he used the money that was left to him to buy some heifers. His two daughters, Carly (age 14) and Ella (age 10) love to show cattle and with that in mind, Kim and Jevon bought four registered black heifers from Payne Livestock. They have had a busy summer with 4-H, open shows, and junior shows, and really enjoy doing this as a family. Their young son, Lane (age 2) is all in too, and a bit of a celebrity on the show circuit!

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When asked about what they enjoy about showing cattle, Ella responded by saying that she likes the challenge of improving her skills each time she goes in the ring and loves cattle generally! For Carly, it is the social aspect of getting together with other people with similar interests that she enjoys the most.

Kim grew up farming goats and spending time at her grandfather’s hog farm. She works as a farrier and competed in horse pulls for many years. She and Jevon met at “the Pulls” – horse pulling for her and oxen pulling for him.

When Jevon jumped in to help Kim unload a bunch of shavings, Kim said it looked promising! Kim was not very familiar with Limousin cattle until she met Jevon, but it did not take much convincing that this was the right breed for them. Kim has also volunteered to be the treasurer of the Maritime Limousin Association.

The enthusiasm that Kim and Jevon and their family bring to the breed in the Maritimes is welcome and appreciated by their fellow breeders and we all look forward to the future.

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NORTH AMERICAN LIMOUSIN FOUNDATION REPORT

We are quickly approaching the bull sale season for 2023. Utilizing all the tools available to you to provide high quality seedstock to your commercial customers will help to increase accurate EPD information and ultimately increase demand for your cattle. A recent annual data report provided by IGS to NALF and a report on data submissions is quite impressive. The weekly national cattle evaluation generated by International Genetic Solutions is currently spinning over 20,000,000 head on a weekly basis to provide accurate EPD information.

The recent report reflects that NALF is contributing just over 2.6 million records to the data base. A breakdown of data sets turned into the weekly evaluation reflects where we are currently at and where our strengths in data submission exist. It also reflects areas where we have room for improvement. In an era of genomically enhanced EPDs it is still critical to capture and record accurate phenotype records to calculate accurate EPDs on cattle.

The number of LIMUSA sires in the evaluation is nearly 78,000 head with 3,644 sires being used in multiple databases. Progeny out of those sires just over 1.7 million head now. 149,765 of those progeny are cattle that have the LIMCAN prefix in the IGS database along with progeny spread through 20 other breed associations in the IGS partnership. The interconnectivity and value of having a partnership evaluation where EPDs are acrossbreed comparable becomes very apparent.

While value of genotyping animals is very beneficial towards enhancing EPD accuracy, the importance of turning in phenotypes on weight traits, calving ease, carcass records (actual and ultrasound data), along with docility and stayability records remain critical to generate accurate EPD information. NALF currently has 28,558 animals genotyped in the IGS evaluation (1.6% of its total cattle population) and there is currently a total of 434,313 genotyped in the IGS run (3% of the total cattle in the evaluation). Most of these genotypes are on cattle born after 2015 when the technology became more widely available.

Birthweight submission by LIMUSA cattle is strong. NALF currently has 1,503,386 BW submissions in the IGS database out of the 11,678,555 that are represented in the IGS total BW submissions. The percent of BW records submitted by NALF from the number of total NALF records is at 84.8%. This compares to an IGS average of 80.8%. The report card on BW submission is outstanding with nearly 65% of those submissions rated as category 1 submissions which is the superior ranking for submission quality where the IGS average is 59.4% of category 1 submissions.

There is still room for improvement on additional weight traits submissions regarding WW and YW. NALF currently has 1,064,553 WW records representing 60.1% of our total cattle. IGS in total has 10,889,581 WW records which is 75.4% of the

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total cattle in the evaluation. YW records are substantially smaller with NALF having 462,359 records or 26.1% of its total cattle whereas IGS has 4,020,917 records which represents 27.8% of its total cattle population. The NALF percentage of weight records that are genomically enhanced born after 2010 is 7.3% compared to an IGS total of 9.4%.

Calving ease record submission by NALF membership is strong. CE records for NALF total 1,508,097 head or 85.1% of its total as compared to IGS totals of 11,653,636 head or 80.7% of its total head count in the evaluation. The number of those CE records that are genomically enhanced within NALF are 21,969 head or 1.5%. IGS total is 323,696 head or 2.8%.

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 115,000 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. IGS has a total of 223,350 carcass records and NALF represents 53.64% of that total.

Ultrasound records are vitally important as well, especially for membership that does not have access to harvest data on cattle. NALF

currently has 77,872 ultrasound records reported to date which is 4.4% of its total cattle. We would encourage a push on our ultrasound records which dramatically increases accuracy of REA, MB and BF EPDs for our cattle.

Limousin also excels at docility score reporting as Limousin was one of the first breeds to address docility over 20 years ago and as a result rank near the top for the trait. LIMUSA docility records total 310,712 head or 17.5% of our total cattle as compared to 996,749 cattle in IGS or 6.9% of their total.

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 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. We hope you have a profitable 2023 and look forward to the new year and the opportunity that exist.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Happy fall greetings from beautiful British Columbia. BC has enjoyed a beautiful extended summer and very mild fall making winter preparations much easier, not to mention how much easier it has been on cattle. There is an abundance of grazing still in most areas and calves are weaning off big and healthy. Some ranches that use Crown range have cows that are not even thinking about coming home yet due to the beautiful and above average conditions. This is both a blessing and a curse for those who may have already booked their calves into a specific sale and cannot find them! I suppose one could chalk that up to “BC problems” but overall ranchers and cows are happy!

Calf sales in BC have started out very strong and I am very excited to report that Limo influenced calves have been consistently bringing $0.05$0.10 over average in each weight category, some even topping the sale with $0.20/lb over the average! These Limo clients are ecstatic and this bodes very well for our breed in BC. The benefits of the Limo cross on British based herds are finally getting the recognition they deserve. One other category that I feel deserves a mention is the value of the Limo based cull cow. Once she is spent, these Limo cows are topping cull markets all over BC, in some cases bringing up to $0.15/lb over the average. Culling cows is not a glamorous part of our industry, but it is necessary, and when ranchers are seeing the benefits and value of those Limo based cows, it is

NEWS
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ALBERTA

I hope this report finds everyone in good stead after one of the warmest falls we have had in years. Despite high costs of grain, Limousin feeder cattle are topping both sale barn and electronic markets during this fall calf run.

In an effort to recognize and promote the competitive premiums that out of province buyers bring to Limousin sired feeder cattle, the ALA has introduced an out of province commercial buyers’ incentive. This year the ALA will offer three $500 rebates to out of province buyers in order to encourage them to tour and create alliances with local buyers, backgrounders and other industry players. It is well known that the major feed yards in Alberta value the quality, performance and yield of our breed’s feeder cattle. We as Limousin seedstock producers realize it is to our breeds benefit to encourage buyers from across the nation to develop stronger relations with the Alberta commercial sector. When both major feedlot sectors in the east and west actively compete for our bull buyers’ Limousin feeder cattle, the exceptional premiums that our breed is noted for can be attained. Contact an ALA director for more details on this incentive.

The ALA is also making a major commitment to reward young stock people who choose to exhibit Limousin influenced animals. Any junior stockperson under the age of 21 can nominate their Limousin influenced steer or heifer project to compete in a major year end cash prize of $2,000 for the top point earner and $1,000 for the runner up. Nomination forms and full details can soon be found on the ALA website.

Our website and Facebook page will soon have our Limousin hoodies and other merchandise for sale. These will make great Christmas gifts for the Limousin enthusiast on your list.

As always, your ALA board is open to your ideas and feedback on ALA promotion efforts. Reach out to us at a show, bull congress, sale or by phone. Your input will make our promotion efforts and breed stronger.

NEWS
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SASKATCHEWAN

The late summer and fall heat have helped the farmers finish the harvest and finish the endless list of fall jobs that needs to be completed. There never seems to be enough time to get them done before the first snow.

The fall show season is fast approaching and many breeders are already well into the preparations for the fall show season. The Immortals Show, October 21 and 22 at Stettler, Alta. kicked it off, followed by Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition to name just a few.

The SLA is once again hosting a Solid Gold Sale on November 30 in conjunction with Agribition. Plans are underway to have an online sale with MC Marketing Management upstairs in the International room at 3:00 pm. Some of the top Limousin cattle and genetics will be up for auction. Back for another year is The Chosen One Heifer Jackpot which will be held on November 30 at 1:00 pm. Entries deadline is fast approaching so get yours in today to any director of the SLA. The Limousin show will be held December 1 at 10:00 am.

There are numerous Limousin purebred sales this fall in Saskatchewan. The Western Select Sale on December 8 in Lloydminster and B Bar Cattle Co. on December 13 at the farm near Lucky Lake. Check the Limousin Voice or the CLA website for dates for a sale near you. Be safe out there.

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MANITOBA

Hello fellow breeders. I hope everyone had a good harvest and was able to find enough feed to get them through the winter.

The Manitoba Limousin will be having their annual AGM in the coming months. Please watch our Facebook page for more details. Manitoba Ag Ex is going on in Brandon October 25-29. Unfortunately, there is no Limousin show this year. Hopefully we can have one next year. The calf market seems to be holding strong hopefully it holds for a bit longer.

Anyone interested in becoming a member please get a hold of a board member and they will be happy to help. Anyone interested in Limousin genetics we have two cow sales coming up and a number of private treaty available. Please watch our Facebook page and the Manitoba News & Views.

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Limousin breeders in Ontario have had a busy fall with many local fairs throughout the province and other events taking place over the next few months.

Our Ontario Provincial Limousin Show and Junior Limousin Show was held on October 2, 2022 in conjunction with Markham Fair. We had 80 head exhibiting in the open show and 20 juniors competing in showmanship classes. The show was judged by Mike Earley from Kerwood, Ont. Congratulations to all exhibitors on the high-quality set of cattle and showman on display!

Several sales have occurred and more are upcoming across the province:

Colours of Autumn (Cookstown, Ont.) – Saturday, October 22, 2022

Fall Stocker Sale (Listowel, Ont.) – Monday, October 24, 2022

Fall Stocker Sale (Cargill, Ont.) – Friday, October 28, 2022

Commercial Limousin Influence Sale (Listowel, Ont.) – Saturday, November 19, 2022

Eastern Showcase (Hanover, Ont.)– Saturday, December 10, 2022

The 100th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair took place this fall. The National Limousin Show was held on November 5, 2022 and the Ontario Junior Limousin Show was November 7, 2022. Thanks to all who participated and attended!

at the Eastern Showcase

Gibson Farms & MAcTavish Farms GDL Gibsons Gwen 930G Eddie the Eagle x GDL Gibsons Emalou 71E GDL Gibsons Kylie EGL Gibsons Finest 907G x GDL Gibsons Gwen 930G Emily & Dillon MacTavish 519-440-9907 emily@goldenthread.ca David & Sheila Gibson 519-357-6174 gibsontruckingfarms@gmail.com
Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 41 dec 10 at 1 pm eST Watch the sale live on dvauction.com Plus a Pregnant Recip Flemington Legend x After Hours Celebrity
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WINNERS

MADGETT AWARD CONGRATULATIONS TO

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS

The award is presented to the person or family that takes that extra step to promote the Limousin cattle breed in Ontario for the benefit of all.

The family farm has been in the Weppler family for over a century, and it is now the fourth and fifth generation continuing the tradition here. Rob and Erin carried on in the beef cattle industry in 1990 with Limousin cross cattle, and within 10 years decided the focus would be mainly in the purebred Limousin business. They keep a small herd of 30 cows but are continuously striving to improve their genetics by using leading AI sires and embryo transfer. They run 190 acres which is primarily used for their own feed and pastureland.

Along with their three children they enjoy using the show ring as a marketing tool and a way to socialize with fellow breeders and customers. A large accomplishment for After Hours Limousins was hosting their first open house and private treaty sale in 2016 on the farm. Currently they sell bulls and females privately off the farm year-round as well as consign to the Eastern Showcase Sale.

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Rob and Erin Weppler and family

SOCIAL NEWS

CONDOLENCES

1 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Kissee, KK Seedstock Consulting of Ozark, Missouri. Keith’s sale management business brought him to Canada to market and sell Limousin cattle for many years. He was very instrumental in the 2002 ILC Limousin Sale that was held in Calgary at Heritage Park, the 30th Anniversary CLA Sale and numerous other breeder production sales from the east coast to the west coast. Keith passed away suddenly on September 18, 2022. He is survived by his father Don, sister Karol Sullivan, brother-in-law Terry Sullivan, nephew Andrew Sullivan, Andrew’s wife Emily Sullivan and niece Elizabeth Sullivan. Keith was 66 years old.

2 On October 28, 2022, at the age of 80, Judith (Judy) Symens of Sisseton, South Dakota, passed away. She was predeceased by her husband Herman Symens in July. Herman and Judy built their life together as a team, raising Limousin cattle on the farm in Amherst and later at Symens Hills Ranch near Sisseton. They also owned and operated Limi-Gene, a Limousin semen distribution company. Judy was a major part in the company; helping take orders, talking to customers, and keeping records. Judy was very active in the Limousin breed, serving as secretary of the South Dakota Limousin Association as well as helping with the junior programs. She and Herman were charter members of the Heartland Limousin Association. They were recognized as “Honorary Members” of the North American Limousin Junior Association in appreciation for their support of the juniors. The CLA extends our sincere condolences to Judy's family including Canadian Limousin Association member, son Jim Symens, Laura, Colton, Cheyenne and Colby of Symens Land & Cattle, Claresholm, Alta.

TYING THE KNOT

3

Congratulations to Victor Horsnell and Emily Lamb who were wed on August 27, 2022. Victor is the son of Mike and Alice Horsnell of Hillfoot Farms Ltd., Aylesford, Nova Scotia.

STOCKING THE HERD

4 It was the perfect way to end the summer and start off the first day of fall for the Richmond family… Tiffany Richmond and Cody Brett welcomed little miss Kacie James on September 21, 2022. Weighing 7 lb 10 oz, and measuring 20 inches long, grandparents Jim and Stephanie Richmond of Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, Alta. are over the moon excited to add a little girl to the Richmond crew of grandkids.

NEWSMAKERS

5 Tim & Lois Andrew were honoured with the 4-H East Central 4-H Region Award of Distinction for over 25 years of involvement with 4-H at the club, district, regional and provincial levels. Congratulations to Tim and Lois – phenomenal supporters of the Limousin breed and 4-H!

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MICHAEL MACHAN 1268 GOSHEN ROAD RENFREW, ONTARIO K7V 3Z4 613 857 1496 MICHAEL@ MTFM.LIFE WWW.OPALSTOCKFARM.COM TO TRAVIS MCLACHLAN TO EDEN MEADOWS FARM OF ZEHNER, SASKATCHEWAN FOR HIS 1ST 4-H PROJECT COMPLETION WITH OPAL KEAVE 4K FOR THEIR PURCHASE OF OPAL KANE 1K OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE AND LONGEVITY CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS Thank You Thank You & &

CANADIAN CATTLE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Conversations about the impacts of climate change and the environment are happening all around us, in Canada and in every region of the world. We know that weather patterns have become more unpredictable – we live it every day. It is critical that Canadian cattle ranchers and farmers are part of these conversations to share our perspectives, experiences, and leadership when it comes to environmental and economic sustainability.

As primary producers, we are entrusted to care for the land and our animals. We are continually evolving our practices to do better with the goal of leaving the land in better condition for the generations after us.

Even with all of these efforts, Mother Nature’s fury can challenge us in devastating and unexpected ways, and these impacts have been felt by cattle producers across the country in recent years. As an industry, we continue to demonstrate Canada’s steadfast commitment to producing the world’s best beef using sustainable practices and our resiliency to overcome the impacts of extreme weather conditions such as drought, flooding, wildfires, and hurricanes. With the devastating impacts of Hurricane Fiona on the cattle producers in Atlantic Canada, we will continue to work closely with our provincial members to communicate what federal support is needed in the months ahead.

With the fall session of Parliament now in full swing, we are taking every opportunity to talk about the environmental benefits of raising cattle in Canada and the impacts of weather-related challenges facing primary producers, which are often difficult to plan for.

On September 23, 2022, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released Faster and Further: Canada’s Methane Strategy. The Strategy outlined the Government of Canada’s plan to reduce domestic methane emissions by more than 35 per cent by 2030, compared to

2020 levels. It was not a surprise for us to see the expectation of the agriculture sector to reduce methane emissions by 1 per cent from 2020 levels, as this was previously announced in the Government of Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan.

Upon further review of the Strategy, we were pleasantly surprised to see recognition of the work undertaken under Canada’s National Beef Strategy and our ambitious 2030 goals, which includes a target of reducing the greenhouse gases (GHG) emission intensity of cattle production in Canada by 33 per cent by 2030.

These 2030 goals put Canada’s beef industry on track to meet the Government of Canada’s domestic methane emissions reduction goal. We have also recently released a short video where Dr. Karen Beauchemin explains the natural cycle of methane produced by cattle. Videos such as this will be used to help raise awareness with Parliamentarians, their staff, and department officials.

It’s very positive to see the impact of sharing our sustainability story with Parliamentarians and department officials – we are slowly moving the needle. We will continue to share our commitment to raising cattle using sustainable practices and highlight the progress that we are making on the 2030 goals.

The next step is for the Government of Canada to launch a consultation on how to achieve these expectations, as part of their Green Agriculture Plan. CCA will be actively engaged in this process and work with our industry partners to feed into the consultation. We will also continue to advocate and build upon the Strategy’s themes which include beef’s

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holistic environmental benefits, including building biodiversity and providing the majority of wildlife habitat on food producing land.

But our participation in these conversations cannot be limited to the ones happening within our borders. While policy conversations happening on the global stage often feel far removed from what’s happening day-to-day on Canadian cattle ranches and farms, experience has shown us that these conservations foreshadow domestic regulations to come. A good example is the discussions that happened 30 years ago at the Earth Summit hosted by the United Nations (UN) in Rio de Janeiro, which highlighted the urgency of climate change. Now, climate change regulations are a key consideration at all levels of government, and this is a very active file for us.

This fall we are participating in global conversations that are happening including:

• The Private Sector Mechanism held in early October, hosted in Rome, Italy, where two youth leaders took part in the UN Committee on Food Security.

• The Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) 12th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting in Dublin, Ireland held in early October.

• Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) on climate change solutions to be held in Egypt in November.

• Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN CBB (COP 15) on biodiversity, hosted by China in Montreal in early December.

The decisions get made whether we are there or not. We are proud of the role working grazing landscapes play in carbon sequestration and biodiversity. We also enjoy telling of the nutritional benefits of the beef we produce. We need to share this story to ensure that an accurate perspective of sustainable beef production in Canada is considered in these important policy discussions.

The world needs more Canadian beef.

ALBERTA

WEIGHT STEERS HEIFERS

900+ 203.00 – 214.00

800 – 899 233.00 – 237.00 206.00 – 212.00

700 – 799 239.00 – 255.00 207.00 – 219.00

600 – 699 251.00 – 260.00 219.00 – 230.00

500 – 599 265.00 – 292.00 232.00 – 244.00

400 – 499 303.00 – 349.00 241.00 – 265.00

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WEIGHT STEERS HEIFERS

900+ 221.78 – 249.23 182.64 – 211.35

800 – 899 208.93 – 252.79 187.25 – 229.02

700 – 799 223.54 – 265.50 181.12 – 230.06

600 – 699 234.34 – 280.23 197.84 – 243.42

500 – 599 246.12 – 307.36 201.51 – 270.49

400 – 499 238.95 – 317.29 210.20 – 277.72

MARKET REPORT STOCKER For week ending October 28, 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 41 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022

DEFICIENCIES IN VACCINE USAGE IN WESTERN CANADA HERD HEALTH

A recent article just came out in the Canadian Veterinary Journal authored by three veterinarians including Dr. Cheryl Waldner and Dr. John Campbell from the veterinary school in Saskatoon. It was a very in-depth survey of cow-calf herds across Western Canada. In a summary it shows decent improvement in vaccination usage over the last surveys done in the early 2000s but does still pinpoint gap areas in vaccine coverage that could be improved. There are things to be learned by every producer even purebred and veterinary consultant. We also need you the producers to spread the word to friends, neighbours and colleagues that may need some encouragement to take the next step. The need for decreasing usage of antimicrobials should encourage more producers to work with their veterinarian. Management, vaccination and biosecurity principles are the three key things to address when it comes to preventative procedures to diseases on our cow-calf ranches.

If we look at calves, commonly used vaccines were clostridials where most vaccinated 85-95%. We must encourage everyone to vaccinate for clostridial disease. Where the disconnect comes is many don’t booster, so cattle become susceptible again. The clostridial spores are prevalent worldwide. Keep in mind replacement heifers and even more importantly if have Redwater in your area and if you band calves you must make sure the diseases clostridium hemolyticum and tetanus are covered in the clostridial vaccines you are using. Vaccinating for the viral components of respiratory disease like IBR and BVD saw about an 80% usage while histophilus and the other respiratory bacteria only 50% or less. One must realize that with IBR and BVD the cow/calf person is not only starting the protection for the respiratory diseases but it starts the protection for the reproductive diseases in the breeding heifers. I think boostering is followed pretty closely on the purebred operations. A lot of calves are sold and left up to the feedlot but if weaning at home and especially for your replacement heifers you want to get the second shot into them ideally at the time recommended on the label. Over the years the timing between shots has been lengthened but if stretched too

much calves become susceptible to disease. We see that with blackleg or Redwater outbreaks later in the summer with calves only vaccinated once. Also histophilus (the old haemophilus) becoming a bigger disease in the feedlot with many calves not vaccinated or vaccinated once only. Vaccinating at the feedlot almost becomes too little too late as weaning transportation and co-mingling increases the transmission of the disease. It is much, much better to do it ahead of time and if you sell your non replacement heifers or cull bull calves or steers advertise what they have been vaccinated for. The other respiratory bacteria such as Pasteurella are starting to rise in usage but still about 30%. With these diseases remember the old adage; it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ these diseases will strike. Every year has different stressors with weather, crowding, introduction of new animals, or nutrition that getting some sick calves is inevitable. Vaccination will at least reduce the severity. The bigger the herd the more imperative it is to vaccinate. Larger herds have calves exposed to a higher concentration of pathogens. Some of these organisms are ubiquitous meaning they exist in normal healthy cattle just waiting for a stressor to start the process going.

Cows we are up over 90% with the reproductive diseases such as IBR & BVD. This is about a two-fold increase over surveys done in the early 2000s. When asked producers said they vaccinate because they don’t want to get these reproductive diseases. Recent work has shown up to 60% less abortions with the IBR and BVD vaccines as well as an increase in pregnancy rates. Another survey done by Dr. Waldner showed an increase in pregnancy rate and decreased abortions in those herds vaccinated and current on IBR and BVD vaccines going into community pastures. Vaccination pays and we need to fit it into our management strategies at the right time.

Lastly bulls – only about three quarters vaccinate with something and clostridial disease, IBR BVD (all respiratory viruses) and footrot all need to be considered in your vaccination program. Do it at semen checking time, that is almost ideal, and the bulls are being handled then anyway.

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WRITTEN BY Dr. Roy Lewis DVM

Selling At

November 30, 2022

7:30 PM • International Room • Regina, Saskatchewan

More and more purebred producers indicate they vaccinate their sale bulls for footrot. Hate to have a breeding bull get lame for footrot in the middle of breeding season. Keep in mind though that only about 20% of lamenesses are actually caused by footrot so these other 80% of problems will not benefit from a footrot vaccination.

It is promising to me to see the progress made in the last twenty years by cattlemen. There is room for improvement and vaccination and other immune stimulants are the solution into the future to prevent disease in general and decrease antimicrobial usage. Take heed of these results and keep in mind that other vaccines or combinations are always being developed. They are an absolute necessity in the cattle business both for the health of your cattle but also to pass it down to the backgrounders and feedlots. This is even most critical in the purebred sector where commercial clients look highly to you for advice and guidance plus the breeding bulls and heifers are used in their herds for years to come. Have these discussions and have a yearly update from your herd veterinarian if any beneficial vaccinations or combinations have come on the market.

I am sure vaccinations against diseases such as mycoplasma, or leukosis for the dairy sector and even Johne’s disease among others may be considered in the future. They are talking now about getting a vaccine bank in Canada for Foot & Mouth disease, a devastating disease we have pretty much always been free of. Lots to consider I know but if chosen wisely vaccinations in general minimize risk and are very economic compared to dead cattle.

You know Murphy’s law the most valuable animal is the one likely to get sick.

1/13/2021 | Purebred (100/89.2) | Homo Polled (T)

WULFS COMMAND K136C ET Sire

WULFS AUNT 3347A Dam

ACT. BW: 90 | ADJ. WW: 830 | ADJ. YW: 1179

CE BW WW YW MK CM SC DC YG CW REA MB 8 1.9 71 94 26 3 1 11 -.49 16 1 -.32

Yrlg. Frame: 6.2; SC: 38 cm.; UFat: 0.21; UREA: 16.36; UIMF: 1.8

A noteworthy, stout made purebred that from the ground up, is massive footed with perfect toe conformation. When set in motion, he covers his tracks effortlessly, taking an extended stride. His silhouette will catch your eye with his dimension, muscle expression, capacity and growth. His actual performance is truly impressive. He is sired by Wulfs Command K136C, a top selling bull in a previous Wulf Cattle Opportunity sale going to Pinnacle View Limousin then being named Reserve National Champion in 2017. His dam is a beautiful patterned Wulfs Warbonnet 6254W daughter. Don’t miss out on your chance to own the genetics behind this remarkable purebred.

Selling 10 Unit

Semen packages of both Canadian and USA Qualified Semen. Contact Kiley McKinna, 402.350.3447; Wiley Fanta, 320.287.0751; and Randy Ratliff, 615.330.2735

Tim Andrew 403.854.6335

Greg Andrew 403.633.6337

Eric Boon 306.280.8795

Casey Fanta 320.288.6128

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SALES REPORTS

COLOURS OF AUTUMN LIMOUSIN SALE

October 22, 2022 • Ontario Stockyards Inc, Cookstown, ON

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sales Management: Indian River Cattle Company Sales Consultant: Bohrson Marketing Services

37 LOTS AVERAGED $4,343

HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFERS:

LOT 29 NLE/VLE Juicy Fox ET sired by RPY Paynes Tank 12G ET consigned by New Life Limousin & Venture Livestock sold for $8,500 to Richmond Ranch Ltd, Rumsey, AB

LOT 3 Clark's Honey Bee sired by Wulfs Compliant K687C ET consigned by Clark Cattle sold for $6,000 to Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK

LOT 33 Pinch Hill Hadley 040H sired by Koyle Earmark 16E consigned by Pinch Hill Limousin sold for $5,500 to Bev Annett, Mildmay, ON

HIGH SELLING PICK OF THE HERD:

LOT 2 Pick of the Clark Cattle HERD consigned by Clark Cattle sold for $7,000 to Young Limo Farms, Ennismore, ON

HIGH SELLING SEMEN:

LOT 1A & LOT 1B Semen packages on Royal Jester RBGL 103J sired by HUNT Credentials 37C ET and Clarks High Command 44H sired by Clarks Firecracker sold for $13,500

THE NIGHT SHIFT SALE

October 28, 2022 • Stettler, AB Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sales Consultant: OBI Livestock Ltd

GROSS $163,200 TO AVERAGE $8,589 (19 LIVE LOTS)

9 OPEN HEIFERS AVERAGED $6,800

9 BRED HEIFERS AVERAGED $9,444

1 PICK OF THE HERD AVERAGED $17,000

HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFERS:

LOT 15 RPY Paynes Joon 50J sired by RPY Paynes Redman 1G consigned by Paynes Livestock sold for $17,000 to Lazy S Limousin, Rimbey, AB

LOT 19 DBCC Jive Talkin' 5J ET sired by Circle T Fight Club consigned by Double B Cattle Co. sold for $14,500 to Venture Livestock Enterprises, Olds, AB

HIGH SELLING OPEN HEIFERS:

LOT 3 RPY Paynes Kelsey 48K sired by SSTO Guns N Roses 9408G ET consigned by Paynes Livestock sold for $14,000 to Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC

LOT 8 RPY Paynes Kara 5K ET sired by RPY Paynes Tank 12G ET consigned by Paynes Livestock sold for $12,250 to Qually-T Limousin, Rose Valley, SK

HIGH SELLING PICK OF THE HERD:

LOT 1 Pick of the Richmond Ranch cow herd consigned by Richmond Ranch. sold for $17,000 to Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK

High selling Open Heifer (The Night Shift Sale) RPY Paynes Kelsey 48K purchased by Pinnacle View Limousin

Second high selling Open Heifer (The Night Shift Sale) RPY Paynes Kara 5K ET purchased by Qually-T Limousin

High selling bred Heifer (The Night Shift Sale) RPY Paynes Joon 50J purchased by Lazy S Limousin Second high selling bred heifer (Colours of Autumn Sale) Clark's Honey Bee purchased by Payne Livestock High selling bred heifer (Colours of Autumn Sale) NLE/ VLE Juicy Fox ET purchased by Richmond Ranch
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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.

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 8 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
(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)
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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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AD SIZES

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HOW DOES IMAGE RESOLUTION WORK?

Half Horizontal W 8.55” H 5.03in” BLEED none

Half Vertical W 4.15” H 10.3” BLEED none

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Width: 8.75in Height: 6.25in

At display resolution (72 pixels per inch)

Width: 36.458 in Height: 26.042 in

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EVENTS CALENDAR ADVERTISERS, WANT TO ADD YOUR EVENTS TO THIS CALENDAR? Email them to publisher@limousinvoice.net NOVEMBER 28 CANADIAN BEEF BREEDS COUNCIL AGM Regina, Saskatchewan, 1PM CST 30 AGRIBITION "CHOSEN ONE" LIMOUSIN JACKPOT Regina, Saskatchewan 30 SOLID GOLD LIMOUSIN SALE Regina, Saskatchewan DECEMBER 1 CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION LIMOUSIN SHOW Regina, Saskatchewan 8 WESTERN SELECT SALE Lloydminster, SK 10 EASTERN SHOWCASE SALE Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, Ontario 13 B BAR CATTLE BULL & FEMALE SALE at the ranch, Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan 13 - 14 CLA WINTER BOARD MEETING Saskatoon, SK 31 NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SALE Edmonton, Alberta JANUARY 15 WHOLE HERD ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FEBRUARY 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 MARCH 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 APRIL 7 CONTINENTAL CONNECTION BULL SALE at the ranch, Quesnel, British Columbia JUNE 30 CJLA IMPACT ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 3 - 6 BEEF IMPROVEMENT FEDERATION "PRECISION BREEDING" SYMPOSIUM Calgary, Alberta AUGUST 2 –5 CJLA IMPACT SHOW Spencerville, Ontario 2 CJLA AGM Spencerville, Ontario, 1PM EST 4 CLA AGM Spencerville, Ontario, 7PM EST 54 LIMOUSIN VOICE  /  WINTER 2022

A Alberta Limousin Association 16

Amaglen Limousin 7

Andrew Ranches 34

Arcon Cattle Company 49

B Bar 3R Limousin 48

Bar-Dale Limousin 47

B Bar Cattle 27

BeefSmart Consulting Inc. 50

Bee Zee Acres 36

Blue Rock Animal Nutrition 50

Bohrson Marketing Services 10

Bova-Tech Ltd. 50

Bow Valley Genetics 51

C Canadian Junior Limousin Association 26

Carlsruhe Cattle 26

Cherway Limousin 49

Cochrane Stock Farms 49

Corad Farms 49

Crown Hill Acres 33, 50

D Dan Skeels 51

Davis-Rairdan 51

de Jager Limousin 47

Diamond C Ranch 47

Diamond T Limousin 49

Double B Cattle 31

DVAuction 51

ADVERTISERS INDEX

E Eastern Showcase 11

Eden Meadows Farm 9

F Fouillard Limousin 47

G Gardiner Limousin 50

Gibson/McTavish Farms 36 Greenwood 13

Golden Thread Livestock Images 51

H Hansen Limousin 47

Hawkeye Land & Cattle 68

Highland Stock Farms IFC

Hi-Hog 32

Hillside Farm 50

Hillview Farms 32

Hi-Valley Limousin 47 Hockridge Farms 49

J J. Yorga Farms IBC

L Lazy A Limousin 48

Lazy H Limousin 48

M MC Marketing Management 12

N New Life Limousin 15

O Opal Stock Farm 39

P Payne Livestock BC

Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 47

Plains Limousin 47

Poplarview Stock Farm 49 Posthaven Limousin 50

Q Qually-T Limousin 48

R Richmond Ranch 17, 48 RG Farms 48

S Smart Limousin 50

Spare Time Livestock 35

Southbridge Limousin 48

Stewart Limousin 48

Stockmens Insurance 51

T Triple R Limousin 43, 49

V Venture Livestock Enterprises 15

W Windy Gables Limousin 6, 50

Y Young Limo Farms 41

Z Zimmerman Cattle Co. 33

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They all sell at the B BAR CATTLE BULL & FEMALE SALE Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan
Matthew Heleniak | (519) 537-1451
matth@norpacbeef.com
Norwich, ON www.hawkeyelandandcattle.com
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