Limousin Voice Spring 2024

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SPRING 2024 VOL 20 NUMBER 1

IN THIS ISSUE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PUREBREDS Andrew Ranches and Hillview Farms MASTERFEEDS SHOW CATTLE OF THE YEAR Congratulations Limousin Breeders BETTER BULL BUYING Use Genomically Informed EPDs


‘THEY’VE MADE THEIR WAY BY THE WAY THEY’RE MADE’

HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL BULL SALE

MARCH 16TH | 2PM | AT THE RANCH | BRAGG CREEK, AB

Selling 30+ HEAD

OF BULLS & SELECT FEMALES

SALES MANAGEMENT BY Kiley Mckinna 402-350-3447 WILEY FANTA 320-287-0751 mcmarketingmanagement.com

Limousin

HIGHLAND KRAMER 51K

B-BAR/VLE FUGITIVE 8J ET X HIGHLAND GIGI 26G

Limousin

HIGHLAND KODIAK 61K

RPY PAYNES HUNTER 28H X HIGHLAND CALLIE 31C

Angus HIGHLAND LIN DIESEL 303L

BROOKING SOONER 0052 X GREENWOOD BLACKBIRD 28J

Angus HIGHLAND KASH 208K

PAHL CASH 125H X GREENWOOD ZEXY JJP 52G

ROB & MARCI 403.585.8660 | AMANDA, NOAH HOLT, & REVINGTON 403.470.1812 HIGHLANDSTOCKFARMS@GMAIL.COM | WWW.HIGHLANDSTOCKFARM.CA YOUR SOURCE FOR HOMOZYGOUS POLLED GENETICS


THESE BULLS SELL APRIL 5, 2024

In the CONTINENTAL CONNECTION BULL SALE along with 30 other Limousin & Charolais yearlings & 2 year olds

PINNACLE’S LIVE IT UP 9L SIRE: B-BAR/VLE Magic Mike 50J DAM: Pinnacle’s Harrah 4H

PINNACLE’S LAGER 16L SIRE: RPY Paynes Rush 1H ET DAM: Pinnacle’s Grenadine 47G

PINNACLE’S LONG BEACH 23L SIRE: Greenwood God’s Country 706G ET DAM: Pinnacle’s Gablewood 925G

LIVE ON THE FARM WITH ONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE THROUGH BC LIVESTOCK’S NEXTLOT PLATFORM CALL ELYSIA FOR REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE 250-570-1415

Catalogue, pictures and videos will be on our social media and our website in early March so stay tuned! Bulls can be viewed at the farm any time so stop in for visit, the coffee is always on! Call or text Erin to ensure you are on the mailing list!

The Swaans & Kishkans

QUESNEL, BC ROB: 250-991-8229 | ERIN: 250-991-6654 | ekishkan@outlook.com WWW.PVLIVESTOCK.COM


CONTENTS

20 THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PUREBREDS Andrew Ranches and Hillview Farms

26 MASTERFEEDS SHOW CATTLE OF THE YEAR

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Congratulations to these Limousin exhibitors

64 BETTER BULL BUYING

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Use genomically informed EPDs

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CLA Presidents Report 4 CLA Office Update 10 CJLA News 14 Show Results 34 Sales Results 44 Nutrition MICRO MINERAL NUTRITION 50 NALF Report 54 Provincial News 56 British Columbia 56 Alberta 57 Saskatchewan 60 Manitoba 61 Ontario 62 Ontario Junior Limousin 62 Social News 68 CCA President’s Report 70 Stocker Market Report 71 Herd Health ALLEVIATING THE COMMON PITFALLS OF SEMEN EVALUATING 72 Breed Average EPDs 74 Subscribe 78 Contributors 80 Advertisers Index 81 Upcoming Events 82

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Cover and inset: The J Yorga Farms NWSS pen of three bulls, Photo: Legacy Livestock Photo

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CLA PRESIDENT

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Ashton Hewson

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owdy ho! As we turn to another chapter in our busy lives, it brings upon us new adventures and challenges. 2023 is in the rear-view mirror and 2024 brings us positive optimism for our industry! What fits the bill to keep producers hopes high is stable market dollars on our live cattle through the fall run and mild temperatures throughout the country to keep feed resources sustainable for the new year. I had to ask my grandmother at Christmas when the last time she can recall a fall like we just witnessed and her reply was “well dear, for some reason 1974 or 1976 rings a bell”. 2024 brings us the letter M for this calving year and a time of year I think all of us producers look forward to. There is just something about seeing those first time calvers become cows and mother their first calf. All of your breeding decisions from 3 years come together in that moment. Good luck to everyone this calving season! The new year also brings bull sale season! The single most influential decision for every cattle producer comes with a new herd bull purchase. The versatility that our breed brings to the table is something that I feel we tend to forget from time to time. Efficiency and productivity are two essential traits for the present and for the future and I feel the Limousin cow can compete with the best of them. Wish you all the greatest success in marketing your herd sire prospects this spring!

The board of directors had a productive couple of days with meetings on zoom in December and I want to thank all those that participated in our survey. The time you take and thoughts that are shared are appreciated! This gives our board time to reflect on the year and what we need to work on in the coming year. New marketing and advertising strategies will be put into place for the coming year and we feel this will bring some consistency to our breed message! With some travel time the last few months I was able to listen to podcasts on occasion and there is one comment that has stuck with me for the last couple of months, “It’s not a cow business, it’s a people business,” It can’t be said any better than that. This industry is fueled by the hard working and passionate producers that we call friends, family, colleagues, partners, and customers! The Limousin family is something I cherish in my life and I am grateful for the upbringing in this great breed. I hope you feel the same! Happy New Year to all and keep your stick on the ice!

Ashton Hewson

CLA PRESIDENT


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

Limousin Voice Advertising Representative & Editor

Tessa Verbeek 403.636.1066 Laura Ecklund 403.559.9849 info@limousin.com tverbeek@limousin.com / cjla@limousin.com

Registry & Member Services

Marketing Coordinator Jill Renton

Jayme Smith / Sue Bygrove 403.253.7309 limousin@limousin.com

CLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Ashton Hewson Saskatchewan 306.390.7987 doublebcattleco@yahoo.ca

CLA DIRECTORS

VICE PRESIDENT Chad Homer Ontario 519.339.9659 pinchhill@gmail.com

Saskatchewan

TREASURER Michael Machan Ontario 613.857.1496 michael@opalstockfarm.com PAST PRESIDENT Wayne Burgess Alberta 403.813.8416 vleburgess@gmail.com

Alberta

Tyler Stewart 403.741.9571 777cattle@gmail.com Carey Hirschfeld 306.441.3723 bchirsch@hotmail.com

Manitoba

Travis Hunter 204.851.0809 diamondtlimo@gmail.com

Ontario

David Lawrence 519.375.0733 bartstar.bendeen@hotmail.com

PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS

British Columbia

Manitoba

Alberta

Ontario

Saskatchewan

Maritimes

Erin Kishkan 250.747.3836 ekishkan@outlook.com MacArthur Kowalchuk 587.280.1347 bardiamondkcattle@gmail.com Ashton Hewson 306.390.7987 doublebcattleco@yahoo.ca

Amanda Hamilton-Seward 204.823.2286 amandajhs78@gmail.com Matthew Zwambag 519.870.3219 matt@beezeeacres.ca John-Calvin Siddall 902.664.8008 jfsiddall@nsac.ca


RAPPORT DU PRÉSIDENT DU CLA

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

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CLA PRESIDENT

Ashton Hewson

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llo! Alors que nous tournons un nouveau chapitre dans nos vies, ça nous apporte des nouveaux aventures et défis. 2023 est dans le rétroviseur et 2024 est plein d’optimisme pour notre industrie! Qu’est-ce qu’il fit pour que les producteurs soient positifs est le prix stable pour nos animaux pendant toute l’automne et des températures doux dans le pays pour économiser l’inventaire des fourrages pour la nouvelle année. J’ai demandé à ma Grand-Mère à Noel c’est quand la dernière fois qu’on a vu un automne comme celui de 2023, et sa réponse était “je dirais que 1974 ou 1976 me dit quelque chose”. 2024 signifie la lettre M pour cette saison de vêlage et c’est une période que je pense tous les éleveurs attend avec impatience. C’est vraiment quelque chose quand on voit les taures de premier veau vêler pour la première fois et qu’elles deviennent des mères. Tous vos décisions de saillis depuis 3 ans se porte fruit lors de ce moment. Bon succès avec cette saison de vêlage! La nouvelle année apporte aussi une nouvelle saison de vente de taureaux! La décision la plus importante pour chaque éleveur vient avec un nouvel achat de taureau. La polyvalence que notre race apporte à la table est quelque chose que je crois on oublie parfois. Efficacité et productivité sont deux caractéristiques essentielles pour le présent et pour l’avenir, et je crois que la vache Limousin peut rivaliser n’importe quelle race.

Je vous souhaite un beaucoup de succès avec la commercialisation de vos taureaux ce printemps! Le conseil d’administration a eu quelques journées productives avec des réunions sur Zoom en décembre et j’aimerais remercier tous ceux qui ont participé dans le sondage. Le temps que vous preniez et les idées que vous partagez sont appréciés! Ça nous donne le temps de réfléchir et ou on doit s’améliorer dans la prochaine année. Des Nouvelles stratégies pour la publicité et marketing seront mis en place au courant de l’année et on pense que ça va apporter de la cohérence pour le message de notre race! Avec un peu de voyagement dans les derniers mois ça m’a permis d’écouter des podcasts et il y a un commentaire qui a resté avec moi, “Ce n’est pas une industrie de vaches, mais plutôt une industrie de personnes,” On ne peut pas dire mieux que cela. Cette industrie est alimentée par les éleveurs travaillant et passionnés qu’on appelle amis, famille, collègues, partenaires et clients! La famille Limousin est une chose qui me tient à cœur et je suis reconnaissant de mon éducation dans cette magnifique race. J’espère que vous êtes pareil! Bonne Année à tous et garde ton bâton sur la glace!

Ashton Hewson

PRÉSIDENT CLA


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AMAGLEN LONESOME DOvE AJH 22L

AMAGLEN LEGACY HNH 33L

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JYF Galveston X AJH 7H (Wulfs Dial Pad)

JYF Fargo X HNH 32T (DJ Gentleman in Black)

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

HOMO POLLED

JYF Galveston X HNH 4G (Hunt Credential)

BALANCED EPDS

JYF Galveston X HNH 36D (Amaglen A-1)

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AMAGLEN LENNON HNH 39L

Amaglen Just Amazing X HNH 29F (Amaglen Curious George)

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AMAGLEN LONG CrEEk HNH 46L

Amaglen Just Amazing X HNH 48E (Amaglen Curious George)

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What you measure, you can manage!

ONLINE CATALOG AT WWW.AMAGLENLIMOUSIN.CA CONTACT US IF YOU PREFER A PAPER CATALOG


introducing the 2024 Private Treaty BULL PEN! Thank you to Andrew Ranches Ltd

Retaining For In-Herd Use

Thank you to Causeway Farms

DBCC/FIS LARIAT 1L

DBCC LONE ROCK 14L

DBCC LEGAL LIMIT 20L ET

DBCC Lt. ROOSTER BRADSHAW ET

SIRE: DBCC HARD PRESSED DAM: RPY PAYNES DREAM CATCHER 7IH

SIRE: ANCHOR B JACK DANIELS DAM: DBCC HOLLYWOOD BLVD 20H (FIGHT CLUB)

SIRE: ANCHOR B JACK DANIELS DAM: DBCC FOOLS GOLD 2F

SIRE: ANCHOR B JACK DANIELS DAM: DBCC FOOLS GOLD 2F

POLLED | 6/2/2023 | BW 97

POLLED | 1/2/2023 | BW 98

HOMO POLLED | 9/1/2023 | BW 90

SCURRED | 28/1/2023 | BW 91

Thank you to Causeway Farms DBCC LANCELOT 18L

DBCC LIONHEART 8L

DBCC LINCOLN 7L

DBCC THE LAST WARRIOR 28L

SIRE: CIRCLE T FIGHT CLUB DAM: DBCC HARPER’S BIZARRE 7H ET (FLATLINER)

SIRE: CIRCLE T FIGHT CLUB DAM: DBCC MS. JACKSON 1J (FLATLINER)

SIRE: CIRCLE T FIGHT CLUB DAM: DBCC MISS JANUARY 2J (FLATLINER)

SIRE: 777 CATTLE HAWKINS DAM: B BAR NICOLE 6F

POLLED | 2/2/2023 | BW 92

HOMO POLLED | 19/1/2023 | BW 90 Heifer bull option

HOMO POLLED | 18/1/2023 | BW 86 Heifer bull option

POLLED | 7/3/2023 | BW 92

Stop by the farm anytime to view the offering. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SLA FIELD DAY THAT WE WILL BE HOSTING ON JULY 27, 2024 AT THE RANCH

ASHTON & KENDRA HEWSON PO Box 182, Unity, Saskatchewan S0K 4L0 | 306.390.7987 | doublebcattleco@yahoo.ca


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CLA OFFICE UPDATE

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Laura Ecklund

W

elcome to the Bull Sale Issue of the Limousin Voice and the first issue of 2024. This month marks my eighth anniversary with the association. In these years there have been changes within the association in staff and leadership and changes in herd numbers in the greater cattle industry. Now, on to a few association updates and news items. Thank you to everyone who filled out the membership survey. Your feedback is helpful for the board to set direction and priorities for the year. Customer service has always been a strong focus of breed association staff and we are thankful for your kind comments and positive words about this. We are here to work for you and care about your business. On the areas that need to improve, the members have spoke and we hear you. Advertising direction and communication need to be worked on. We have brought on Jill Renton for the year in a role that will assist with marketing and improving our internal communication abilities. It was interesting to note in the survey, there was a wide range in understanding level of the CLA Bylaws amongst members. I would strongly encourage every member to take this time to read or re-read the bylaws so that you are current on what is asked of you as a breeder. The board of directors reviewed the current financials of the association and determined that an increase to a select group of fees was needed. This will be the first increase to these fees in over 10 years. The idea of raising Whole Herd Enrollment to $30/animal was presented at the Annual General Meeting in August. Members in attendance understood the need for this and good discussion has been had with board members since. We have focused on reducing administrative costs for operating the association over the last three years to limit any fee increases to our members. The updated fee schedule can be found on the website. If you have questions, please speak to a board member or contact the CLA office. The 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held online on Zoom on June 6th at 6pm MST. Please plan to join us for an evening of association news, committee updates and the annual financial report. The turnout for online meetings in the past has been strong. Nominations are now open for the 2024/2025 Board of Directors positions. We are looking for driven, leadership minded breeders with a vision for the future of the breed to join the board. I would like to say a sincere thank you to our past and present board of directors. This board has been working hard for our members providing direction and leadership to the association and breed for over 50 years! The Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show will again be hosted by the Ontario Limousin Association and will be held August 15th-18th in Lindsay, Ont. We are excited to be hosting another show in Ontario with great prizes, competitions, and friends. We hope you can join us as we ‘Kick it in the Kawartha’s’! We will wrap up the year of National events with the National Limousin Show being held Thursday, November 7th at Farmfair International. The Alberta Limousin Association is hard at work planning for this show held during the 50th Anniversary of Farmfair. The CLA is available to attend member events during the year by request. Wishing you all a successful bull sale season! Please reach out if there is anything you need help with.

Laura Ecklund

CLA GENERAL MANAGER


Le conseil a évalué les états financiers de l’association et ont déterminer qu’une augmentation de certains coûts était nécessaire. Ça sera la première augmentation à ces coûts depuis 10 ans. L’idée d’augmenter le coût du Whole Herd Enrollment à $30/animale était présenté à l’Assemblé Annuel Générale en août. Les membres présents ont compris la raison pour l’augmentation et il a eu des bonnes discussions avec les membres du conseil depuis. Depuis trois ans ont a réduit les frais administratifs pour opérer l’association pour limiter les augmentations des coûts pour nos membres. Les nouveaux coûts sont disponibles sur le site web. Si vous avez des questions, svp appel un membre du conseil ou communiquez avec le bureau. L’Assemblé Annuel Générale de 2024 sera en ligne avec Zoom le 6 juin à 6hres MST, ou 8hres dans l’est. Svp planifiez de nous joindre pour une soirée de Nouvelles de l’association, mises à jour des comités et le rapport financier. La participation pour les assembles en ligne dans le passé à était très fort. The turnout for online meetings in the past has been strong. Les nominations pour le conseil administration 2024/2025 sont maintenant ouverte. On cherche des éleveurs motives avec un bon sens du leadership avec un vision pour l’avenir de la race. J’aimerais remercié nos directeurs courants et ceux du passé. Le conseil à travailler fort pour nos membres pour fournir une orientation et leadership à l’association et la race pour plus que 50 ans! Le Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show sera accueilli par l’Association Limousin de l’Ontario et sera tenue le 15-18 août prochain au Lindsay, Ont. On est excité pour accueillir un autre show en Ontario avec plusieurs prix, compétitions et amis. On espère que vous pouvez nous rejoindre pour ‘Kick it in the Kawartha’s’! On va finir les évènements National avec le National Limousin Show jeudi le 7 novembre à Farmfair International. L’Association Limousin de l’Alberta travail fort pour planifier ce show qui sera pendant le 50ième anniversaire de Farmfair. Le CLA est disponible pour participer à des évènements durant l’année sur demande. Bonne saison de ventes de taureaux! Svp nous contacter si vous avez besoin de l’aide.

Laura Ecklund

CLA GÉRANTE

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Maintenant pour quelques nouvelles de l’association. Merci à tous ceux qui ont remplis le sondage des membres. Votre retour d’information aide le conseil pour la direction et priorités pour l’année. Le service à la clientèle a toujours été un focus pour le personnel de l’association et on est reconnaissant de vos commentaires et vos mots positives. On est là pour vous et on apprécie vos entreprises. Dans les domaines qui ont besoin d’amélioration, les membres ont parlé et on vous avait écoutez. Concentration de publicité et communication ont besoin d’amélioration. Nous avons ajouté Jill Renton à notre équipe pour l’année dans un rôle qui va nous assister avec le marketing et l’amélioration de nos capacités de communiquer à l’interne. C’était intéressant de noter dans le sondage, il avait un gros écart dans le niveau de compréhension des statuts et règlements entre les membres. J’encourage chaque membre de lire et relire les statuts et règlements pour que vous comprenez ce que l’on vous demande comme éleveur.

NOUVELLES DU BUREAU

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ienvenue à l’édition de vente de taureaux du Limousin Voice and the first issue of 2024. Ce mois signifie ma 8ième année avec l’association. Pendant ces années il a eu des changements dans l’association du côté du personnel et directeurs, et aussi des changements dans le nombre de vaches dans l’industrie en générale.

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NEWS

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

SUBMITTED BY

Emma Qually

We hope 2024 has treated you well so far and you have a great calving season coming up! The CJLA board closed 2023 with the plan of having some CJLA board members prepare for a trip to Guelph, Ont. for the Junior Stars Conference. The conference will take place from February 24-25th. They will be touring the University of Guelph and attending a Semex tour, along with a farm economics workshop. Last year the conference was hosted in Calgary where some of our Limousin board joined the Shorthorn crew. Last year they toured Olds College and learned a lot from many great speakers, as well as a fun night bowling and a shopping trip to Irvine’s. We’re looking forward to seeing what this year's conference brings!

CJLA SCHOLARSHIPS & HERD BUILDING WINNERS ANNOUNCED The Canadian Junior Limousin Association is excited to announce the winners of the first CJLA Herd Building Incentive Program. The goal of the program is to provide juniors with funds to purchase Limousin animals and genetics. The program was open to all CJLA members and recent alumni up to age 25. The task was to create a video to promote the Limousin breed that used the theme "Limousin Breeds Success".

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Congratulations to the 2023 CJLA Herd Building Incentive winners.

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LAURA SEWARD

BAILEY LAWRENCE

LINCOLN MILLER

Darlingford, MB 1st Intermediate $1,000 Live Animal Voucher

Durham, ON 1st Junior $1,000 Live Animal Voucher

Westlock, AB Honourable Mention Junior $250 Frozen Genetics Voucher

CARLY ARNOLD

EMILY LAWRENCE

AVERY MILLER

Grafton, NS 2nd Intermediate $250 Frozen Genetics Voucher

Durham, ON 2nd Junior $250 Frozen Genetics Voucher

Westlock, AB 1st Peewee $1,000 Live Animal Voucher


Congratulations to the 2023 CJLA Scholarship Essay Winners KATIE BROCK

Danville, Quebec Recipient $500 CJLA Scholarship Katie and her family operate Fermes BLB S.E.N.C breeding both purebred Limousin and Herefords. She is attending Bishop’s University studying Elementary Education. When asked about the importance of being involved in a junior livestock association Katie said, “Experiencing years of leadership and responsibility together has made strong bonds among juniors that could last a lifetime. Members will always get to look back on the good times they had with their fellow members. Being a part of a livestock association also allows its juniors to build a network of people that they count on in times of need because we all know the agriculture industry is not an easy one to be a part of.” JOCELYN KENNEDY

Omemee, Ontario Recipient $500 CJLA Scholarship Jocelyn and her family operate Crown Hill Acres. She is the current President of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association and the Ontario Junior Limousin Association. She is attending the University of Guelph studying Agriculture. Jocelyn said, “The people involved makes a junior livestock association fun to be a part of. From meeting new people coast to coast, to being best friends with them, to basically being family with many. I would not have had the experiences I’ve had if it weren’t for the people involved. They say it takes a village to raise a kid, and I was lucky enough for my village to be the Limousin Associations.”

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

2023 CJLA SCHOLARSHP ESSAY WINNERS

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EDEN MEADOWS FARM

Limousin

Proud to exhibit the

2023 NATIONAL CHAMPION FEMALE

RPY 144K KASSIDY

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE & OTHER BULLS PLEASE CONTACT US!

EDEN MEADOWS FARM Zehner Saskatchewan

Terry & Lynette Hepper & Family 306.781.4628 | 306.536.7075 | tlhepper@gmail.com


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WULFS HYANNIS x (ROMN CADILLAC JACK 101C)

MARCH 16, 2024

VLE 11L

WULFS HYANNIS x (HOLLEE'S AVALANCHE)

OFFERING

8 YEARLINGS & 3 EXTRA AGE BULLS

ONLINE ONLY NLL 42K

VLE 38K

WULFS HYANNIS x (EF ZEN 344C)

WULFS HYANNIS x (B BAR COGNAC 1B)

2 BROTHERS ALSO SELL

Watch for the catalog soon for full details. NLL 5L

NEW LIFE HENRY x (RPY PAYNES DERBY 46C)

Stop by the farm at Hanover to view these guys and their mothers.

All bulls are Parent Verified with Genomic Enhanced EPD's. GARY, JUSTIN & MELISSA BURGESS

WAYNE & ANNE BURGESS

 new.life.limousin@gmail.com

 vle.burgess@gmail.com

 261269 Concession 18, Hanover, ON  519-270-5415

VLE 6L

WULFS HORTON 7358H x B-BAR/ VLE SAMMY 10J ET

 22 Destiny Lane, Olds, AB  403.813.8416


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THE PEOPLE

BEHIND THE PUREBREDS

ANDREW RANCHES

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Tim & Lois Andrew Youngstown, Alberta

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How did you get started in the Limousin breed? Our origins in the Limousin breed began in 1969 when our father, Jim, attended a field day at the Lacombe Research Centre. He was captivated by the long bodied, heavily muscled “D” bulls. Our breeding direction was set for the future. Our launch into the purebred business started in 2003. Again, Grandpa Jim stepped up and spent his UFA debenture payout to acquire our base herd from the Stewart family of Stettler. Our goal then and still is to raise quiet, heavily haired, thick made and structurally sound bulls that will make our feeder calves more consistent with traditional Limousin influence.

Who have your mentors been over the years? Frankly, there are too many to count. Firstly, my family – parents, Jim and Dorothy, and my seven siblings. Of course, Lois and our sons, Cole and his wife Allison, Ted, Clayton and Austin. The lessons of working together to build the ranch as it is today is our foundation. Locally there were many in our community; neighbouring ranchers, 4-H leaders and Regional Specialists. Along with order buyers and auction market owners who offered direction and encouragement that honed my skills in stockmanship.


THE ANDREWS Rather than attending a formal post-secondary institution, I worked the show road in Western Canada and the USA for many years. These included: Highfield Stock Farms of Okotoks, AB; David and Dyce Bolduc of Cudlobe Angus, Stavely, AB; Bill and Deb Wilson of Charwill Farms, Erskine, AB.; Ray and Doreen Depalme of Shady Ridge Stock Farm, Red Deer, AB. There were also hitches with master fitters Neil Gillies, Craig Massey (José), and Nick Overpeck of Indiana. All these coaches helped develop my skills in visual appraisal, marketing and husbandry. In the early 80’s brother Greg and myself purchased a substantial remote pasture that allowed us to begin our ranching careers with our parents’ backing. While this reduced the time on the show road, I was still able to help Lorne and Flossie Bodell as they campaigned the Limousin Breeders of Canada entity with shrewd business partner Walt Shatto. This partnership’s blend of expert husbandry and financial acumen was truly a model of how purebred livestock and marketing can be combined for incredible rewards. Our thanks to our walking bull partners; the Boons of B Bar Cattle Co., the Swaan and Kishkan families of Pinnacle View Limousin and most recently the Paynes of Greenwood Limousin. While we are April to May calvers, there is a natural fit to partner on walking bulls with January to February calving outfits.

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Tell us about your favourite Limousin memory. On December 8, 2017, our son Ted, who was working in Ireland as a Catholic youth missionary, called to say that he had collapsed with a suspected cancerous tumour on his spine. Immediately after his call he was being ambulanced to Dublin for further assessment. Two short days later as we waited in Toronto’s Pearson Airport to board a flight to be with him, Lois saw on Facebook that our friends in the Limousin breed had organized a raffle to help us with our immediate expenses. This was the first of many offerings both financially and emotionally that came locally, nationally and from abroad which supported our family during this time of adversity. We will never forget the generosity of our family and friends during this chapter in our lives. (Ted passed in April, 2019).

What is your favourite time of year on your operation? For the last 40 years, one of our main events is our biannual trail drive. The number of cattle moved each year depends on pasture conditions. On the first weekend of June, 2023, we moved 200 spring calving pairs 32 miles over two days mostly on horseback with a couple of side by sides, a truck and trailer, and motorhome following as support vehicles. While these days can be hot, dusty, windy, rainy (or even hail) the goal is to move the herd over pastures or roadways at 2 miles per hour. Despite the

Our herd bull partnership with the Conners family of Hanna, helps to keep us grounded in the realities of the commercial industry.

Having the opportunity to sit on the national CLA and provincial ALA boards has enabled us to connect with our breed managers, Anne Burgess, Tessa Verbeek and Laura Ecklund, along with other board members whose passion for the Limousin breed is unmatched. While this journey continues, the constant conversations that we have with neighbouring ranchers, fellow purebred breeders, order buyers, feedlot operators and packers all come together to advance our goal of producing the ultimate feeder calf. Even today the learning continues. Our veterinary and nutrition consultants at Oyen Vet Services and Blue Rock Animal Nutrition allow us to maximize the genetic potential in our stock. Our partnership with brother Greg, and his wife Linnea allows us to buy and share herd bulls on more cows and determine the best breeding matches.

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The advice that we have been given on social media marketing, presentation, genomics, and so many aspects of the modern purebred customs that are completely foreign to the commercial cow/calf world has really evolved our marketing.


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multitude of small incidents that can occur, the satisfaction of moving the strong, well-muscled calves beside their caring mothers with everyone working towards a common goal is simply immeasurable.

helping to make this big job easy and fun. These are the kind of days that make a rancher smile.

The fall drive is typically Thanksgiving weekend where we gather our pairs as well as Greg and Linnea’s (they truck theirs from the Tilley farm each spring) one day and then the next day move the group 16 miles to Greg’s Youngstown property to graze stubble for a few weeks, before they are moved home for further fall work. To ride beside these thick, heavy hipped steer calves and admire the long bodied, feminine heifer herd mates moving along at a controlled pace is simply satisfying. Family and friends are all doing their part; whether it be on horseback, in support vehicles or on the cooking crew, they all are

bond that holds us together, it’s the people and their experiences that I treasure. We are truly blessed in this breed with the support of neighbouring ranchers, fellow breeders, auction market operators, order buyers, feedlot owners and packers who all recognize the evolution of the Limousin breed in today’s beef industry.

What is your favourite part of the industry? While cattle are the

Everyone has their own story to tell and it is a joy to hear it. Thanks for letting me tell mine.





MASTERFEEDS The Masterfeeds Show Cattle of the Year Awards recognize the top show bull, top show female, top show sire and top show dam for that year as determined by a point system based on placings at qualifying shows. In order to qualify for points a show must have a minimum of 30 head of Limousin cattle. In addition, Limousin animals who win a Supreme Champion title at a show with a minimum of 30 head of cattle of any breed receive additional points.

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The Canadian Limousin Association and our members sincerely thank Masterfeeds for their support of this program! Congratulations and thank you to all Limousin breeders who invested the time and resources into showing their cattle this year. You represented the breed very well at shows across the country, and your efforts shine a very positive light on the Limousin breed, for which everyone benefits.

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1. Show Bull of the Year McConnell's Kerosine, McConnell Livestock 2. Show Female of the Year Pinch Hill AMC Jezebell 118J, Darling Farms

SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR STANDING

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OWNER(S)

POINTS

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MCCONNELL'S KEROSINE

MCCONNELL LIVESTOCK

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BLCC J21 BIG TEASE

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

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B-BAR RAINMAKER 4K

B BAR CATTLE & BOHRSON MARKETING SERVICES

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RPY PAYNES KING 47L ET

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

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BLCC K13 WAR HORSE

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

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LOYAL LINE LOCKED AND LOADED ET

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

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BLCC K33 BIG RIG

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

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LFLC JOKER 250J

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

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JBA LAREDO

PREFERRED LIMOUSIN

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DBCC THE LAST WARRIOR 28L

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

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3. Show Sire of the Year SSTO Guns N Roses 9408G ET (Canadian Semen Rights), Payne Livestock 4. Show Dam of the Year Pinch Hill Fantasy 824F, Pinch Hill Limousin & Allen Colwell

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NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

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PINCH HILL AMC JEZEBELL 118J

DARLING FARMS

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MCCONNELL'S KISS ME MORE

MCCONNELL LIVESTOCK

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3

PINCH HILL LINDA 308L

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

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4

GREENWOOD TENDER 37K

DARLING FARMS

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5

DBCC WHISKEY LULLABY 24L

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

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AFTER HOURS LIPS OF AN ANGEL

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS

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RLF 747K

RAIL LINE FARMS

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RPY PAYNES LOUISE 13L

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

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RPY PAYNES KENDAL 49K ET

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

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BLCC K44 BURNING HEART

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

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CANADIAN LIMOUSIN

SHOW CATTLE OF THE YEAR SHOW SIRE OF THE YEAR STANDING

NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

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SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

PAYNE LIVESTOCK (CDN SEMEN RIGHTS)

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777 CATTLE HAWKINS

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO & 777 CATTLE LTD

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BLCC GRASS ROOTS 70G

SEMEX ALLIANCE

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GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET

GREENWOOD CATTLE

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HLC DBCC FLATLINER 05F ET

SELBY GENETICS

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GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN

SCOTT & JACKIE PAYNE & LAZY H LIMOUSIN

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7

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR

BOSS LAKE GENETICS/SKULL CREEK RANCH

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8

B BAR WARHAWK 11G

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN

65

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PLNS POLLED EXECUTIONER 19E

J. YORGA FARMS LTD

56

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WULFS HAITI 4708H

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

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SHOW DAM OF THE YEAR NAME

OWNER(S)

POINTS

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PINCH HILL FANTASY 824F

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN & ALLEN COLWELL

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MCCONNELL'S HOLA BACK GIRL

MCCONNELL LIVESTOCK

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3

BLCC SHE'S THE ONE

BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

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4

DBCC FOOL'S GOLD 2F

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

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5

JYF FANCY 816F ET

J. YORGA FARMS LTD

56

6

B BAR NICOLE 5D ET

B BAR CATTLE

56

7

REVOLUTION'S EXTRA TENDER

GREENWOOD CATTLE

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8

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 812F ET

WILEY FANTA

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9

MCCONNELL'S GUCCI

MCCONNELL LIVESTOCK

44

10

PINNACLE'S DUTCHESS 56D

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THE VERBEEKS

How did you get started in the Limousin breed? In 1916, Raymond’s grandfather purchased what would be the Verbeek family farm, just minutes southwest of Morinville, Alta. Raymond’s parents ran a mixed farm, primarily growing grain and raising hogs. Raymond’s cousin Leo Verbeek owned a number of continental breeds when they were new to Canada in the early 1970’s. He felt that Limousin had a future as heavily muscled cattle that still had calving ease compared to many other continental breeds of the time. Raymond’s parents did not have beef cattle, but Raymond and his brother Gordon were keen to continue to farm with the family and decided adding Limousin cattle was the right choice. Raymond and Gordon leased 14 head from Leo in 1974 and in 1977, Raymond, Gordon and Leo created Verbeek Limousin and became members of the Canadian Limousin Association. Raymond and Corine were married in 1983. In 1985, Raymond and Corine were founding members of the Prime Limousin Club which had its first sale in 1986. During their 30 years in the Prime Limousin Club Sale Raymond had terms as President and on the selection committee and Corine was the secretary and treasurer. In 1995 they split off from their partnership with Gordon to create Hillview Farms Limousin and continue to build their own purebred herd. Their four children, Marissa, Jessica, Sarena and Colin all played a role in the farm. During the 1990’s they exported semen and embryos to Australia and did well with bulls at numerous bull test stations. Hillview Farms Limousin bulls topped both the Lazy S bull test station and Vermilion bull test station in the same year. The bull that came out on top at the Vermilion bull test also won largest ribeye over all breeds. Colin and Tessa joined the operation in 2014 after completing their post-secondary educations and with their drive and expertise, Hillview Farms Limousin hosted their first on-farm bull and female sale in 2017 at Colin and Tessa’s facility, just a stone throw south of the main farm.

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What have been a few of your proudest accomplishments as breeders? Our proudest accomplishments don’t take the form of any banner or award – those are incredible and always earned – but for us we take pride in looking at the herd we have built over 47 years of focus on Limousin genetics. We are proud to be one of the largest sources of all purebred, registered Limousin two-year-old and yearling bulls in one sale in Canada. It takes great dedication and hard work to maintain a large purebred herd, which for us has seen us up to nearly 200 registered mature females plus heifers. We usually have nearly 100 bulls between twoyear-olds and yearlings intended for sale in a given year

plus the yearlings we are developing to be two-year-olds and the herd bulls. There are a lot of moving parts year-round as we also grain farm over 1,500 acres and make 900 acres of hay and silage. Often, as we put together the annual bull sale catalogue, which is the culmination of more than a year’s work and decisions, we get to take stock of it all and appreciate how we got to this point. Most of all we are proud of the family we raised in this business and the many, many relationships and friendships that we have gained.

What do you value most as a cattle breeder? As I’m writing this at -40… water bowls that don’t freeze!!! Sound structure is paramount and disposition has to be of high importance. Raymond has always appreciated the muscling of the Limousin breed and that is something we continue to strive to breed for. We seek continual improvement within our herd and also desire to maintain Limousin traits that set the breed apart. We value data


THE PEOPLE

Tell us about your favourite Limousin memory. Tessa received the prestigious W. Garfield Weston scholarship that funded her post-secondary education and part of the award was a requirement to work abroad for at least 4 weeks. Tessa emailed a number of Limousin operations in Australia and it was the MacCallum’s of Manali Limousin & Lim-Flex that answered back. Colin and Tessa travelled to Australia for the

BEHIND THE PUREBREDS

HILLVIEW FARMS LIMOUSIN Raymond, Corine, Colin & Tessa Verbeek Morinville, Alberta

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collection and take a balanced approach to all traits, looking at the numbers and visual appraisal and making sure that the traits that make and save ourselves and our customers money and management time are watched closely in our decision making.

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summer of 2014 and worked near Scone, New South Wales for Jim and Lynda MacCallum and Peter and Fay MacCallum. They prepared twoyear-old bulls for their bull sale and got to have a multitude of phenomenal experiences while staying with the MacCallum’s. Just a few of the many highlights included helping tend to and warm up their horses at a cutting competition, watching camp drafting, a sheep shearing and horse races on grass, the auction market on sale day, helping build new handling facilities, assisting with the start of calving heifers and all of the daily feeding and cattle chores that were the same as at home, and yet so different in Australia. It was an experience of a lifetime and the MacCallum family were the most wonderful hosts and friends that they continue to keep in touch with. Colin and Tessa even got to see an animal with Verbeek genetics at another Limousin sale while in Australia.

What is everyone's 'niche' within your operation?

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Raymond is a wealth of knowledge on pedigrees and history and knows the lineage and performance of pretty well every animal on the place. He has seen a lot over the years and can tell many a story – he might just be the Limousin breed’s biggest fan. Corine kept everything ticking and still does. Breeding decisions are a joint effort and Colin does all of the artificial insemination himself with over 100 head being hand

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bred or artificially inseminated on natural heats first cycle before any breeding groups are made or bulls turned out. Calving time is also a joint effort and days of processing, pasture turn out and round up are all hands on deck. We typically have cattle on upwards of a dozen different pastures and all take turns checking throughout the summer. Corine and Tessa share lots of the behindthe-scenes paperwork duties and Tessa does all of the photos, videos, advertisements, and catalogue for the bull sale. We all enjoy visiting with our bull customers and making deliveries in the spring to all parts of Alberta from the Peace Region down to southern Alberta and into Saskatchewan. Colin and Tessa’s daughter Rylin and son Heath are a part of most everything that goes on and we look forward to seeing how their involvement grows as they do. Raymond and Corine have ten grandchildren total and many of the other grandchildren are also keen to be out helping on the farm when they come over.


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SHOW RESULTS

JUDGE

PHOTOGRAPHY

PJ Budler

ShowChampions

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2

1. Grand Champion Bull B-Bar/Rainmaker, B-Bar Cattle & Canadian Sires 2. Reserve Champion Bull RPY Paynes King 47L ET, Payne Livestock 3. Grand Champion Female DBCC Whiskey Lullaby 24L, Double B Cattle Co 4. Reserve Champion Female RPY Paynes Kendal 49K ET, Payne Livestock

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Exhibitors: Bar Diamond K Cattle, B-Bar Cattle, Bohrson Marketing, Canadian Sires, Double B Cattle Co., Excel Ranches, Gibson Farms, High Cattle Company, Hillview Farms, J. Yorga Farms Ltd., K. Axley Limousin, Payne Livestock, Pinnacle View Limousin, Plains Limousin, RG Farms, Short Grass Limousin

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PRIZE

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION PERCENTAGE HEIFER CALF 1ST

RPY PAYNES LOUISE 13L

1/10/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SIX MILE DESERT STORM 94D

RPY PAYNES BLOSSOM 1J ET

RPY PAYNES REDMAN 1G

2ND

EXCEL POLLED VELVET 308L

1/12/23

EXCEL RANCHES

EXCEL POLLED JET STREAM 22J

EXCEL POLLED VELVET 711E

JYF YIELDMASTER 80Y

EXCEL RANCHES

WULFS EISENHOWER 3616E

PINNACLE'S DUTCHESS 56D

WULFS ZANDER X921Z

CHAMPION PERCENTAGE JUNIOR FEMALE 1ST

EXCEL POLLED DUTCHESS 228K

1/21/22


FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF 1ST

DBCC WHISKEY LULLABY 24L (CHAMPION FEMALE)

2/13/23

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO

777 CATTLE HAWKINS

DBCC FOOL'S GOLD 2F

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

2ND

SGL LADY A 21L

2/7/23

SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN

B-BAR WRANGLER 41H

SGL DIXIE CHICK

ANCHOR B UNITY

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF 1ST

PLNS LAST KISS 56L

1/24/23

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

BALAMORE HICKORY 060H

DC DIVINE 56D

CARPENTERS EASTWIND 5B

2ND

RPY PAYNES LILAH 9L

1/8/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

EDW DRAMA

COLE ARCHITECT 08A

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER 1ST

RPY PAYNES KENDAL 49K ET (RESERVE FEMALE)

2/7/22

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

RPY PAYNES RUBY 75Y

ANCHOR B 'THE SHMOOZE'

2ND

DBCC/VLE KITTYHAWK 19K

1/28/22

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO. / VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES

777 CATTLE HAWKINS

DBCC HENNESEY 2H

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D

GREENWOOD TENDER 37J

2/18/21

RG FARMS

GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET

REVOLUTION'S EXTRA TENDER

IVY'S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

CALF AT FOOT – RG'S LOVE ME TENDER 1L

1/18/23

RG FARMS

GREENWOOD SHIFT PYN 716J ET

1/15/23

EXCEL RANCHES

EXCEL POLLED JET STREAM 22J

PINNACLE'S DUTCHESS 56D

WULFS ZANDER X921Z

CHAMPION 2 YEAR OLD COW WITH CALF 1ST

CHAMPION PERCENTAGE BULL CALF 1ST

EXCEL POLLED LASER 15L

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF 1ST

RPY PAYNES KING 47L ET (RESERVE BULL)

2/4/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

ANCHOR B CASSIDY 10C

ANCHOR B "THE BOSS"

2ND

DBCC THE LAST WARRIOR 28L

3/7/23

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

777 CATTLE HAWKINS

B BAR NICOLE 6F

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF 1ST

HIGH'S LEGACY ET

1/22/23

HIGH CATTLE COMPANY

RICHMOND HECTOR SRD 178H

TMF MISS 501X

WULFS TAILOR MADE 2107T

2ND

PINNACLE'S LAGER 16L

1/23/23

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

RPY PAYNES RUSH 1H ET

PINNACLE'S GRENADINE 47G

WULFS ZANDER X921Z

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL 1ST

B-BAR RAINMAKER 4K (CHAMPION BULL)

1/5/22

B-BAR CATTLE / BOHRSON MARKETING / CANADIAN SIRES

B BAR WARHAWK 11G

B BAR NICOLE 5D ET

IVY'S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

2ND

JYF KINGPIN 36K

4/14/22

J. YORGA FARMS

JASB FEDERAL 57F

JYF BAZAAR 77B

JYF YIELDMASTER 80Y

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

LFLC JOKER 250J

10/25/21

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

LFLC DEADWOOD 602D

LFLC DAKOTA BELLE 250F

LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D

2ND

RPY GIBSONS SHADE 27J ET

1/16/21

J. YORGA FARMS / PAYNE LIVESTOCK / GIBSON FARMS

RPY PAYNES TANK 12G ET

HSF ZENA

MAGS WAR ADMIRAL

1ST

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

2ND

HIGH CATTLE COMPANY

PREMIER BREEDER, PREMIER EXHIBITOR 1ST

PAYNE LIVESTOCK DENOTES

OVERALL CHAMPION

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION

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BREEDERS HERD

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SHOW RESULTS

FARMFAIR (CONT'D.)

JUDGE

Scott Anderson

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1. Grand Champion Pen of Thre Limousin Bulls exhibited by Hillview Farms Limousin

SHOW RESULTS

NATIONAL WESTERN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Legacy Livestock Photo

PRIZE

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

DIVISION III – PEN OF THREE LIMOUSIN BULLS 1ST

ENTRY #5507405

BORN SEPT 1 – DEC 31, 2022

J YORGA FARMS

CLASS 9 - PEN OF THREE LIMOUSIN BULLS 3RD

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DENOTES

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ENTRY #5507406 OVERALL CHAMPION

BORN APRIL 1 – MAY 31, 2023

J YORGA FARMS

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION


RESULTS

CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION

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2

3

1. First Lady Classic Champion Limousin Female RPY Paynes Kendal 49K ET, Payne Livestock 2. First Lady Classic Reserve Limousin Female RPY Paynes Kassidy 144K ET, Eden Meadows Farm/Hardrock Land & Cattle 3. President's Classic Champion Limousin Bull B-Bar/Hwk Pharoah 13L, B-Bar Cattle

PRIZE

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

FIRST LADY CLASSIC LIMOUSIN DIVISION 1ST

RPY PAYNES KENDAL 49K ET

2022-02-07

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

RPY PAYNES RUBY 75Y

ANCHOR B 'THE SHMOOZE'

2ND

RPY PAYNES KASSIDY 144K ET

2022-02-01

EDEN MEADOWS FARM / HARDROCK LAND & CATTLE

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

ANCHOR B CRYSTAL 51C

KOYLE APACHE 8A

B-BAR CATTLE

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

B-BAR/VLE SAMMY 35J ET

B BAR WARHAWK 11G

PRESIDENT'S CLASSIC LIMOUSIN DIVISION 1ST DENOTES

B-BAR / HWK PHAROAH 13L

2023-01-07

OVERALL CHAMPION

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Judges (First Lady Classic): Kirsten Fornwald, Mona Howe, Greg Pugh; (President's Classic): Austen Anderson, Blair McIntosh, Suzanne Smyth

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NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS 1

JUDGES

PHOTOGRAPHY

Joe Epperly

ShowChampions

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1. Grand Champion Bull B-Bar/Rainmaker , B-Bar Cattle & Canadian Sires 2. Reserve Champion Bull Royal Knight RBGL 204K, Royal Beef Genetics 3. Grand Champion Female RPY Paynes Kassidy 144K ET, Eden Meadows Farm & Hardrock Land & Cattle 4. Reserve Champion Female Pinch Hill Royal Lana RBGL 304L ET, Royal Beef Genetics

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

4

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Champion Junior Heifer Calf SGL Lily 93L, Short Grass Limousin

3

Champion Senior Heifer Calf RPY Paynes Laverne 36L ET, Payne Livestock

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf RPY Paynes Lottie Da 23L, Payne Livestock

Reserve Yearling Heifer DBCC/VLE Kittyhawk 19K, Double B Cattle Co/ Venture Livestock Enterprises


CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION

Champion Sr Female DBCC Harlequin 1H, Eden Meadows Farm

PRIZE

NAME

Champion Jr Bull Calf DBCC The Last Warrior 28L, Double B Cattle Co

DOB

EXHIBITOR

Reserve Jr Bull Calf EMF Limited Edition 29L, Eden Meadows Farm

SIRE

Champion Int. Bull Calf RPY Paynes King 47L ET, Payne Livestock

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF 1ST

SGL LILY 93L

3/8/23

SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN

ANCHOR B ENDZONE 101E

GLORIOUS GIRL 200G

RICHMOND BURNINDAYLIGHT SRD24B

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF 1ST

ROYAL LANA RBGL 304L ET (RESERVE FEMALE)

2/18/23

ROYAL BEEF GENETICS

WULFS HAT TRICK 7183H

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 812F ET

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

2ND

ROYAL LADY RBGL 301L ET

2/13/23

EXCEL RANCHES

WULFS HAT TRICK 7183H

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 812F ET

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF 1ST

RPY PAYNES LAVERNE 36L ET

1/29/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

RPY PAYNES CHELSEA 14C

ANCHOR B "THE BOSS"

2ND

RPY PAYNES LOTTIE DA 23L

1/20/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

RPY PAYNES FAWNE 53F

RICHMOND DEFENDER SRD 36D

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER 1ST

RPY PAYNES KASSIDY 144K ET (CHAMPION FEMALE)

2/1/22

EDEN MEADOWS FARM / HARDROCK LAND & CATTLE

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

ANCHOR B CRYSTAL 51C

KOYLE APACHE 8A

2ND

DBCC/VLE KITTYHAWK 19K

1/28/22

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO. / VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES

777 CATTLE HAWKINS

DBCC HENNESEY 2H

RPY PAYNES DILLINGER 43D

DBCC HARLEQUIN 1H

1/7/20

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

RPY PAYNES CRACKER 17E

DBCC FOXY LADY 7F

B BAR RUST 31B

CALF AT FOOT - EMF LINE DRIVE 9L

2/1/23

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

DBCC HACKSAW RIDGE 10H ET

CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE 1ST

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF 1ST

DBCC THE LAST WARRIOR 28L

3/7/23

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

777 CATTLE HAWKINS

B BAR NICOLE 6F

HUNT CREDENTIALS 37C ET

2ND

EMF LIMITED EDITION 29L

3/2/23

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

DBCC HACKSAW RIDGE 10H ET

DBCC FOXY LADY 7F

B BAR RUST 31B

1ST

RPY PAYNES KING 47L ET

2/4/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

ANCHOR B CASSIDY 10C

ANCHOR B "THE BOSS"

2ND

RPY PAYNES UNEQUALED 58L

2/25/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

B-BAR/VLE INVICTUS 21J ET

RPY PAYNES CHELSEA 14C

ANCHOR B "THE BOSS"

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF 1ST

RPY PAYNES LEVI 35L ET

1/29/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

NEW LIFE HENRY

EMF DURACELL 8D

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z

2ND

RPY PAYNES BLAZER 27L

1/26/23

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

RPY PAYNES REDMAN 1G

RPY PAYNES JANE 33J

LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF

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NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS Champion Senior Bull Calf RPY Paynes Levi 35L ET, Payne Livestock

JUDGES

PHOTOGRAPHY

Joe Epperly

ShowChampions

Reserve Senior Bull Calf RPY Paynes Blazer 27L, Payne Livestock

Champion Senior Bull LFLC Joker 250J, Double B Cattle Co

Reserve Senior Bull B-Bar/VLE Matrix 13J ET, Campbell Land & Cattle/NYK Cattle Company

CHAMPION YEARLING BULL 1ST

B-BAR RAINMAKER 4K (CHAMPION BULL)

1/5/22

B-BAR CATTLE / CANADIAN SIRES

B BAR WARHAWK 11G

B BAR NICOLE 5D ET

IVY'S BUBBA WATSON HTZ24B

2ND

ROYAL KNIGHT RBGL 204K (RESERVE BULL)

2/20/22

ROYAL BEEF GENETICS / WULF CATTLE

WULFS HAT TRICK 7183H

BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 812F ET

COTTAGE LAKE BORDER AGENT

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL 1ST

LFLC JOKER 250J

10/25/21

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

LFLC DEADWOOD 602D

LFLC DAKOTA BELLE 250F

LFLC DOLLAR BILL 764D

2ND

B-BAR/VLE MATRIX 13J ET

1/6/21

CAMPBELL LAND & CATTLE / NYK CATTLE COMPANY

B BAR WARHAWK 11G

MISS TMF SHAMELESS

BIRUBI KAISER K140

BREEDERS HERD

GET OF SIRE

1ST

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

1ST

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

2ND

ROYAL BEEF GENETICS

2ND

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO

3RD

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

4TH

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

PREMIER BREEDER, PREMIER EXHIBITOR 1ST

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

DENOTES

OVERALL CHAMPION

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Exhibitors: B-Bar Cattle, Bohrson Marketing, Campbell Land & Cattle, Canadian Sires, Double B Cattle Co., Eden Meadows Farm, Gibson Farms, Hardrock Land & Cattle, J. Yorga Farms Ltd., K. Axley Limousin, NYK Cattle Company, Payne Livestock, Pinnacle View Limousin, Plains Limousin, Royal Beef Genetics, Short Grass Limousin, Venture Livestock Enterprises, Wulf Cattle

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PEN BULL SHOW 1. B-Bar Cattle Champion Pen of 3 Limousin Bulls and was selected as Stock Exchange People’s Choice Pen of 3 Bulls at Canadian Western Agribition

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CWA JUNIOR BEEF EXTREME 1

2

3

1. Grand Champion Limousin Female RPY Paynes Kassidy 144K ET, Madisyn Robertson 2. Reserve Champion Limousin Female Pinnacle Kashmir 26K, Andie Kishkan 3. Open Class Female Born in 2023, All Breeds DBCC Whiskey Lullaby 24L, Cedar Hayne

PRIZE

NAME

DOB

EXHIBITOR

SIRE

DAM

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE

OPEN CLASS FEMALE BORN IN 2023, ALL BREEDS SPLIT #1 2ND

DBCC WHISKEY LULLABY 24L

2/13/23

CEDAR HAYNE

777 CATTLE HAWKINS

DBCC FOOL'S GOLD 2F

GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET

AUSTIN PORTER

BALAMORE HICKORY 060H

DC DIVINE 56D

CARPENTERS EASTWIND 5B

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE BORN IN 2023 1ST

PLNS LAST KISS 56L

1/24/23

CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE BORN IN 2022 1ST

RPY PAYNES KASSIDY 144K ET (CHAMPION FEMALE)

2/1/22

MADISYN ROBERSTON

SSTO GUNS N ROSES 9408G ET

ANCHOR B CRYSTAL 51C

KOYLE APACHE 8A

2ND

PINNACLE'S KASHMIR 26K (RESERVE FEMALE)

1/30/22

ANDIE KISHKAN

B BAR/HAWKEYE STING 47F ET

NEW LIFE FLEUR ET

RPY PAYNES DIESEL 37D

OVERALL CHAMPION

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

DENOTES

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Featuring 20

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rPy PAynes Krystin 58K

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SALES REPORTS

SOLID GOLD NATIONAL LIMOUSIN SALE November 27, 2023 • Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sales Management: MC Marketing Management Sales Consultant: R & R Marketing

BALAMORE FARM LTD. SHORELINE FEMALE SALE October 9, 2023 • Great Village, Nova Scotia Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sales Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sales Representatives: R&R Marketing and MC Marketing Management

19 ½ LOTS GROSSED $175,000 6½

LIVE LOTS GROSSED $83,000

AVERAGED $12,769

2

PICKS GROSSED $14,750

AVERAGED $7,375

11

GENETIC LOTS GROSSED $77,250

AVERAGED $7,022

29 LOTS GROSSED $272,100 AND AVERAGED $9,382.76

HIGH SELLING LOTS

ALL BREEDS SALE RESULTS:

LOT 1

Greenwood Zoom Bloom 704K sired by TREF Hardcore 204H out of Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom consigned by Greenwood Cattle sold for $20,000 to Lenape Cattle Co., Telford, PA

LOT 3

RPY Paynes Lilah 9L sired by SSTO Guns N Roses 9408G ET out of EDW Drama consigned by Payne Livestock sold for $19,000 to Hardrock Land & Cattle, Neepawa, MB

LOT 2

Royal Kween RGBL 209K ET sired by TASF Crown Royal 960C ET out of Boss Lake Ms Molly 812F ET consigned by Royal Beef Genetics sold for $15,000 to Minor Limousin, Stratford, MO & Red Rock Cattle Co., Gary, TX

LOT 20

KLS SULL Charmer ET sired by TASF Crown Royal 960C ET out of Riverstone Charmed consigned by Ridgeland Cattle Co., KLS Farms & Sullivan Farms sold for $14,000 to Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK & Eden Meadows Farm, Zehner, SK

LOT 6

DBCC The Last Warrior 28L sired by 777 Cattle Hawkins out of B Bar Nicole 6F consigned by Double B Cattle Co. sold for $10,500 to Causeway Cattle Co., Trampling, SK

LOT 1

Balamore Edna 327L sold for $12,500 to Pinch Hill Limousin (Balamore Shoreline Female Sale)

Full interest and full possession on DBCC/777 The Kraken 20K ET sired by Circle T Fight Club out of Circle T Elusive Mist consigned by Double B Cattle Co. and 777 Cattle Ltd. sold for $20,000 to 777 Cattle Ltd.

Greenwood Zoom Bloom 704K sold for $20,000 to Lenape Cattle Co (Solid Gold National Sale)

PRY Paynes Lilah 9L sold for $19,000 to Hardrock After Hours Gypsy Girl sold for $13,000 to Land & Cattle (Solid Gold National Sale) Greenwood Cattle (Eastern Showcase)

3

COWS

AVERAGED $11,500

17

HEIFER CALVES

AVERAGED $9585.29

1

FLUSH

AVERAGED $8,500

8

BRED HEIFERS

AVERAGED $8,268.75

HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN LOTS

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

LOT 12

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Balamore Edna 327L sired by Balamore Hickory 060H out of Balamore Edna 778E sold for $12,500 to Pinch Hill Limousin, Harriston, ON


SALES REPORTS EASTERN SHOWCASE VOLUME III December 2, 2023 • Hanover, Ontario Auctioneer: Carl Wright Sales Management: Bohrson Marketing SALE AVERAGE $6,072

Greenwood Keisha 6K sold for $13,000 to Boulder Land & Cattle Co (Western Select)

K. Axley Latte 68L sold for $9,250 to Mill Iron Livestock (Western Select)

HIGH SELLING COWS

LOT 2

After Hours Gypsy Girl sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T out of Greenwood Button consigned by After Hours Limousin sold for $13,000 to Greenwood Cattle, Lloydminster, SK Loyal Line Foxtrot 28H sired by Edwards Chevy ET out of B Bar / Hawkeye Foxtrot 27F ET consigned by Loyal Line Limousin sold for $6,500 to Roslin Cattle Company Ltd., Woodstock, ON

12TH ANNUAL WESTERN SELECT LIMOUSIN SALE December 7, 2023 • DLMS Farmgate Timed Auction SALE AVERAGE $5804.88 HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFERS LOT 1

Greenwood Keisha 6K sired by Wulfs Fifty T804F out of Greenwood Keisha PYN 6H consigned by Greenwood Cattle sold for $12,000 to Boulder Land & Cattle Company, Omemee, ON

LOT 2

Greenwood Farewell 5K sired by Wulfs Fifty T804F out of Greenwood Farewell JXP 66H consigned by Greenwood Cattle sold for $11,000 to Plains Limousin, Wainwright, AB

HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFERS LOT 16

LOT 5

Carlsruhe Kiki sired by B Bar Slate 17C out of New Life Disaronio consigned by Carlsruhe Cattle Company sold for $10,000 to Clearview Farm, Spencerville, ON and Dan Bearss, Woodstock, ON After Hours Kayley sired by Greenwood Electric Impact out of After Hours Emelia consigned by After Hours Limousin sold for $8,500 to Lloyden Stock Farms, Holyrood, ON

HIGH SELLING HEIFER CALVES LOT 28

K. Axley Latte 68L sired by Balamore Jurassic 110J out of K. Axley Java 41J consigned by K. Axley Limousin sold for $9,250 to Mill Iron Livestock, Czar, AB

LOT 29

Anchor B Farewell 310L sired by Greenwood Shift PYN 716J ET out of Greenwood Farewell 66J consigned by Anchor B Limousin sold for $5,750 to RRD Limousin, Mount Albert, ON

HIGH SELLING HEIFER CALVES LOT 33

BLCC L715 Zoom Bloom sired by BLCC Grass Roots 70G out of Greenwood Zoom Bloom 715G ET consigned by Boulder Land & Cattle Company sold for $12,000 to Greenwood Cattle, Lloydminster, SK

LOT 28

Pinch Hill Liberty 319L sired by TREF Hardcore 204H out of WGL Jail Bail 18J consigned by Pinch Hill Limousin sold for $8,000 to Four Mac Farm, Beachburg, ON

HIGH SELLING COW LOT 41

HIGH SELLING EMBRYOS LOT 27

LOT 26

(3) B-Bar/VLE Sammy 16J ET X Greenwood Electric Impact embryos consigned by Lisle Livestock & Lisle Limousin sold for $800 per embryo X 3 to Blacca Creek Farms, Caledon East, ON (4) Pinch Hill Xuberance 13X X HLB DBCC Flatliner 05F ET consigned by Pinch Hill Limousin sold for $500 per embryo X 4 to Smart Limousin, Meaford, ON

B Bar/Hawkeye Molly 42F ET sired by B Bar Austin Healy 4D ET out of B Bar Molly 11C consigned by Martens Livesetock sold for $5,250 to Spring Rock Farms, Hagersville, ON

HIGH SELLING PREGNANT RECIPIENTS LOT 43

Pregnant recipient in calf to Anchor B Fawn 13F X Wulfs Hyannis 4785H consigned by Martens Livestock sold for $4,750 to Bohrson Marketing, Olds, AB

LOT 44

Pregnant recipient in calf to Anchor B Fawn 13F X Wulfs Hyannis 4785H consigned by Martens Livestock sold for $4,750 to Whisperin Hills Farms, Bankend, SK

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

LOT 2

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SALES REPORTS 7TH ANNUAL B-BAR CATTLE BULL & FEMALE SALE December 12, 2023 • Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sales Management: Bohrson Marketing Services Sales Consultant: MC Marketing Services

HIGH SELLING OPEN FEMALE LOT 31A B-Bar/ VLE Urban Girl 5L sired by B-Bar Fugitive 8J

ET out of B Bar Urban Girl 105C ET sold for $37,500 to Crown Hill Acres, ON and Venture Livestock, AB

LIVE LOTS AVERAGED $9970 FROZEN LOTS AVERAGED $180 PER DOSE

HIGH SELLING BRED FEMALE LOT 33

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

HIGH SELLING BULLS

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B-Bar / Ivy Andy 5K sired by Hunt Credentials 37C ET out of B Bar Andy 79H sold for $16,000 to Al Comte Farms, MB

LOT 2

Lot 11 – B-Bar / VLE Affirmed 9L sired by New Life Henry out of B-Bar/VLE French Maid 200F ET sold for $20,000 to Clark Cattle, ON

LOT 1

B-Bar Hawkeye Eclipse 101L sired by B-Bar Empire 4J out of Andrew Oscar Yosy 921G sold for $17,500 to Barnaud Limousin, SD

LOT 38

LOT 10

B-Bar / HWK Pharoah 13L sired by Hunt Credentials 37C ET out of B-Bar/VLE Sammy 35J ET sold for $17,500 to Diamond V Limousin, ND

HIGH SELLING SEMEN LOT

HIGH SELLING PROVEN PRODUCER

LOT 44

B-Bar Molly 59H sired by RPY Paynes Cracker 17E out of B Bar Molly 17E sold for $15,000 to Lisle Limousin, ON

20 doses of L7 Kingpin 2001K averaged $250 per dose to Payne Livestock, SK

B-Bar / VLE Affirmed 9L sold for $20,000 to Clark Cattle (B-Bar Production Sale)

B-Bar / VLE Urban Girl 5L sold for $37,500 to Crown Hill Acres and Venture Livestock (B-Bar Production Sale)

B-Bar Molly 49H sold for $15,000 to Lisle Limousin (B-Bar Production Sale)

L7 Kingpin 2001K semen sold for an average of $250/dose to Payne Livestock (B-Bar Production Sale)

B-Bar/Ivy Andy 5K sold for $16,000 to Al Comte Farms (B-Bar Production Sale)


SALES REPORTS ANCHOR B & ANCHORAGE WINTER CALVING DISPERSAL December 20, 2023 • Hanley, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sales Management: Bohrson Marketing Services SALE AVERAGE $7,650 SALE GROSS $703,800 HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN BRED COWS LOT 102 Greenwood Elastic Heart sired by COLE

Architect 08A out of Greenwood California Dream sold for $11,000 to Smithers Land & Livestock, Three Hills, AB

Greenwood Elastic Heart sold for $11,000 to Smithers Land & Livestock (Anchorage/Anchor B Winter Calving Dispersal)

LOT 116 Anchor B Dora 101D sired by RCN Bojangles out of

Anchor B Black Lace 31B sold for $8,500 to Stewart Limousin, Stettler, AB LOT 118 Anchor B Eva 26E sired by Greenwood Canadian

Impact ET out of Anchor B Ava 7A sold for $8,250 to Greenwood Cattle, Lloydminster, SK HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN BRED HEIFERS LOT 127 SGL Keepsake UDX 22X sired by B-Bar Wrangler 41H

out of SGL Emilie sold for $8,250 to Whisperin Hills Farm, Bankend, SK LOT 126 Anchor B Dora 75K sired by B-Bar Stetson 35H out of

Anchor B Dora 101D sold for $7,000 to Diamond C Ranch, Ponoka, AB

Anchor B Dora 101D sold for $8,500 to Stewart Limousin (Anchorage/Anchor B Winter Calving Dispersal)

NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SALE December 31, 2023 • Edmonton, Alberta Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sales Management: Bohrson Marketing Services HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN HERD BULL LOT 310 Full interest, full possession of B-Bar Warhawk 11G sired

by B Bar Slate 17C out of B Bar Foxtrot 22B consigned by Bar 3R Limousin sold for $7,000 to Blueberry Valley Farms, Fort St. John, BC HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN EMBRYOS LOT 311 Greenwood PLD Zoom Bloom sired by Wulfs Revolver

1219R out of Greenwood PLD Talkindirty sold for $1,750/ embryo to Shoreline Limousin, Centerville, NS

HIGH SELLING PAPERED LIMOUSIN PREGNANT RECIPIENT

HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN SEMEN

LOT 108 Anchor B Jessa 17J sired by Anchor B Grand Slam 2G

LOT 312 B-Bar Rainmaker sexed female semen consigned by

out of Anchor B Eva 26E carrying B-Bar Austin Healy 4D ET X Anchor B Bailey 21B embryo sold for $7,000 to Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON

Bohrson Marketing Services sold for $215/straw to MacTavish/Gibson, After Hours Limousins, Rancliff Limousin, Choice Cattle and Towerview Ranch

LOT 101 B-Bar Stetson 35H sired by RPY Paynes Cracker 17E out

of B Bar Karisma 57E sold for $6,500 to North Stream Limousin, Bluffton, AB HIGH SELLING LIMOUSIN EMBRYOS LOT 103 3 embryos of Anchor B Gold Rush X Greenwood Elastic

Heart sold for $500/embryo to Andrew Ranches, Youngstown, AB

Greenwood Cattle sold for $135/straw to Darling Farms, Locust Lane Limousin, Plains Limousin, Posthaven Limousin, Boulder Land & Cattle and RG Farms LOT 314 SYES Hardrock 65H semen consigned by Windy Gables

Limousin & Pinch Hill Limousin sold for $115/straw to Smart Limousin, Venture Livestock, Preferred Limousin, RG Farms, Hillfoot Farms, Payne Livestock, Bee Zee Acres, Spare Time Livestock and Crinan Farms

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

LOT 313 Greenwood Shift PYN 716J ET semen consigned by

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LET’S THINK BIOAVAILABILITY AND ITS IMPACT ON PERFORMANCE

MICRO MINERAL NUTRITION WRITTEN BY

Ruminant Nutritionist

Many minerals, both macro & micro, and vitamins have been proven in research studies to be essential for optimal growth, physiologic function, and productivity in your cow/calf operation. However, for cattle fed forage or pasture-based diets, our knowledge of requirements and factors affecting mineral availability is relatively limited for most minerals. For this article, I will focus on understanding the importance of feeding supplemental micro minerals (Copper, Manganese, Zinc and Cobalt) to your cow-calf herd and its impact on calf performance. I recognize that forages/pasture are an important source of micro minerals (Se, Cu, Mn, Zn and Co) for your cattle. In some feeding situations, the forages/pasture consumed may provide adequate quantities of these micro minerals but frequently both forages or pasture could be deficient in one or more of the essential micro minerals and when a deficiency occurs this could result in lower animal performance (health/immunity, reproduction and/or growth).

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WHY DOES THIS DEFICIENCY IN MICRO MINERALS OCCUR?

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Measuring mineral content in forage/pasture is relatively easy, take a representative feed sample and then having it analyzed at commercial feed laboratory. This lab nutrient report shows only the total mineral content which does not accurately reflect the amount which is available for utilization by the animal. Mineral Bioavailability Definition: It the proportion of the ingested element that is absorbed, transported to its site of action, and converted to a physiologically active form.

Mark Cameron, Ph.D

Therefore, it is difficult to accurately measure micro mineral bioavailability for specific cattle functions (maintenance, growth, lactation, and/or reproduction). High level comment: bioavailability of micro minerals is relatively low and generally decreases as the plant matures. As a field nutritionist, in order to reduce the potential risk of micro mineral deficiency it is important to provide 75 to 100% of the animal’s micro mineral requirements on daily basis, when possible, through supplemental feed (mineral or macro premix, supplement, complete feed or Total Mixed Ration). Let’s focus on the below table that contains performance data from the effects of organic or inorganic micro mineral supplementation to lategestation crossbred beef cows and its effect on calf performance from pre-birth until slaughter at a commercial packing facility. Crossbred beef cows were housed in drylot pens at the end of their 2nd trimester of gestation and fed a forage-based diet containing adequate levels of protein, energy, macro minerals, added Selenium, added Iodine and vitamins (A, D3 & E) to support their late gestation nutritional requirements. These crossbred beef cows were assigned 1 of 3 micro mineral feeding treatments: 1. No supplemental Cu, Co, Mn and Zn (Control = CON) 2. Sulfate sources of Cu, Co, Mn and Zn (INR) 3. Organic complexed sources of Cu, Co, Mn and Zn (AAC). The INR and AAC diets provided the same daily amount of added Cu, Co, Mn and Zn. The Control diet contained 10.3 mg/kg of Cu, 1.03 mg/


After calving, all the cow-calf pairs were managed identically and fed the same free-choice inorganic mineral. Calves were weaned at 283 days of age and managed as a single group during the preconditioning, growing, and finishing phases.

TABLE 1 Selected Performance Data from the published article ITEM

CON

INR

AAC

P-VALUE

0.68

Liver Concentrations of Cu and Zn of beef cows Cu, mg/kg Initial

93

106

95

Precalving

69

155

129

a

b

<0.01

c

Concentrations of Cu and Zn in cotyledons and liver from newborn calves Cu, mg/kg Cotyledon

3.88a

4.75ab

5.12b

0.09

Calf

3.62

428

450b

0.10

Cotyledon

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66

68

0.87

Calf

456a

562ab

660b

0.01

a

ab

Zn, mg/kig

Calf Performance Data – Weaning to Slaughter Calf 205'd Adjusted Weaning BW, lb

537.9a

555.6ab

579.8b

(+17.7)

(+41.9)

0.05

Finishing Lot Performance Final BW, lb

1430.8a

1461.6ab

1499.1b

0.10

Finishing ADG, lb

4.17

4.30

4.34

0.57

Hot carcass weight, lb

901.7

921.5

943.6

0.10

Choice, %

87.7

97.1

92.1

0.46

a

ab

b

Reference: Marques et al., J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:1215-1226

COMMENTS ON THE ABOVE TABLE:

ɐ During late gestation, it appears that the INR and AAC diets successful increased liver concentrations of Cu and Zn in the beef cows. Micro mineral supplementation should begin at least 60 days pre-calving. ɐ In the placental cotyledons, Cu concentrations were higher in the INR and AAC calves compared to the Control calves. ɐ Liver Cu and Zn concentrations were higher in the INR and AAC calves compared to the Control calves which indicates an increased passage of these 2 micro minerals through the placenta to the fetus and into the fetus’s liver. ɐ At time of weaning, the INR and AAC calves had additional weaning weights of 17.7 and 41.9 lbs compared to the control calves. This suggests that improving the level and quality of micro mineral fed during late gestation can impact calf growth after birth and increase weaning weight which has economic value when selling this calf. ɐ The impact of feeding the supplemental inorganic or organic micro minerals had a carry-over impact through to the feedlot finishing phase. The INR and AAC calves had higher final BW, higher ADG and improved hot carcass weight compared to the CON calves. Note: the CON calves had solid feedlot finishing ADG of 4.17 lbs. SUMMARY

If the beef cow herd does not receive additional micro mineral supplementation, many of your cows will still get pregnant, give birth to a calf that you can market and get re-bred. However, ideal additional micro mineral supplementation can potentially increase economic gains across all the beef segments (cow-calf, background/grower and feedlot finishing). Improved micro mineral nutrition can lead to higher pregnancy rates in your cow herd on an annual basis and results in more calves born during the first 21 to 42 days of the calving period. You can positively impact calf health and immunity which leads to more calves to sell at weaning with heavier weaning weights. Current research is supporting that this late-gestation boost in micro mineral supplementation can also bring value to the feedlot segment with higher ADG and increase in hot-carcass weights. Have a great calving season!

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kg of Co, 56 mg/kg of Mn and 31 mg/kg of Zn which would be considered adequate levels to support the daily beef requirements based on NRC 2000.

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NORTH AMERICAN LIMOUSIN

FOUNDATION REPORT WRITTEN BY

Mark Anderson

W

e are fast approaching bull sale season in the U.S. along with our friends from Canada. At NALF we continue to encourage our ranches that offer their bulls to the commercial industry to take advantage of genomic testing and they have responded to industry demand on the cattle they offer for sale. Not only does it increase the accuracy of the cattle offered for sale to commercial producers, but it also lays the groundwork for accelerated genetic improvement in our own herds when making mating decisions every year. The ability to get an early peak at the genetic potential of a critter by utilizing genomic testing versus waiting on progeny, performance and pedigree data to prove out a sire has rapidly caught on. They all should be used to increase accuracy on EPD information.

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Genomics have also improved the genetic evaluation that we both participate in at International Genetic Solutions. The cow herd project conducted via the Lim-Vision program with Neogen also was of great benefit for our breeders here in the U.S. In the past many of our members were only genomically enhancing their A.I. sires, donor dams and bulls offered for sale.

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As cows are 50% of the genetic contribution to progeny, it only made sense to get a breeders “cow factory” enhanced moving into the future. After all, they are the cattle that stay on your place other than culled cows every year. Although it was an expensive undertaking for our breeders, it has paid back in superior matings helping move us forward in the competitive seedstock business. I would also like to thank and sincerely appreciate all the help we get from International Genetic Solutions from Wade Schaffer and the crew he has assembled at Bozeman, MT that provide the weekly NCE for not only the Canadian and U.S. Limousin associations, but 22 other cooperators that let us all cross breed compare EPDs on an equivalent

basis. Given all the crossbreeding that occurs in the country this fact adds even more importance to the IGS evaluation, and everyone involved. The job they do updating marker panels, improving accuracy and continually looking at new EPD analysis that is relevant to todays seedstock cattle business is irreplaceable and extremely valuable to all of us. The one thing that you can count on in the cattle business besides uncertainty is change. Things will continue to advance technologically and the leaders in the industry will take advantage of those changes as we move forward. At NALF we are also excited to have shipped 217 head of Limousin, Lim-Flex and Angus sired calves out of commercial Angus cows to the research facility at SDSU. We will gain insight of utilizing Limousin genetics in a crossbreeding program as we get data back. The data capture will include A.D.G. and feed conversion on an individual basis by sire of each calf with the 3 breed groups. We will also harvest the cattle at 3 different outdates staggered over 90 days on the end of the feeding program to see performance and carcass impact as well. We plan on capturing all the carcass data on each critter and the progeny all have genomics on them as well. Our board at NALF feels this 3rd party research is long overdue for the Limousin breed. We will share our results when completed in the fourth quarter of 2024. Although we are not sure how it will all turn out, our board feels strongly that this will give us a template on actually proving what we may be good at and also where we need to potentially improve moving forward. We wish you a happy New Year from NALF and also hope you have a great sale season this Spring! As always, we appreciate our friendship and working relationship with CLA and its membership!


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NEWS BRITISH COLUMBIA

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SUBMITTED BY

Erin Kishkan

Happy New Year from the pacific side of the Rockies! After a very mild fall and start to winter, we are finally getting the inevitable arctic blast that it seems the rest of Western Canada is also…enjoying…? Limousin happenings in BC have been fairly quiet for the last couple of months, but will ramp up with the coming of bull sale season.

Austyn Kishkan of Quesnel, BC, was awarded the Grand Champion Junior Showman Buckle. Day two was the purebred and commercial heifer and bull pen show where the quality ran strong throughout the barn with several breeds of cattle represented. Pinnacle View Limousin was honoured with the Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Bulls banner.

There was, however, one early season Bull Congress event that was attended by BC Limousin breeder Pinnacle View Limousin. The Peace Country Beef Congress was held in Grande Prairie, Alta. January 5-6, 2024 and Limousin was well represented by Pinnacle and Alberta breeder RG Farms of Spirit River, Alta. Day one was a very well attended junior show with over 40 junior participants from around the Peace. Limousin junior,

As we move closer to bull sale season Limousin enthusiasts will find elite genetics for sale privately and by public auction throughout the province from the South Cariboo all the way up to the Peace Country. Watch for what these breeders have to offer as these bulls were raised in your country for your country! Cheers to another successful year!


NEWS ALBERTA

SUBMITTED BY

MacArthur Kowalchuk

Happy New Year from everyone on the ALA board! This fall was another good run for Limousin influenced animals! This year we are going to be using social media as well to promote our ALA calendar ads. The fall show run was another good time had by all! Thank you to all the breeders that exhibited animals in Olds, Lloydminster, Edmonton, and Regina. As some breeders are in the thick of calving and others prepping bulls, it should be another great year for the breed. Wishing everyone a profitable year ahead!

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GENETIC ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

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NEWS SASKATCHEWAN

SUBMITTED BY

Jean Hewson

Happy New Year and greetings from Saskatchewan! Snow has finally blanketed most of the province. 1997 was the last recorded brown Christmas in the province. The CWA National Limousin Show ran smoothly with approximately 50 head entered. Judge Joe Epperly sorted through the classes and the SLA volunteers kept the show running smoothly. Thank you to all these volunteers, without whom the show would not happen. The SLA would also like to thank the banner sponsors and the voucher sponsors, Bow Valley and Bova Tech who sponsored the Grand Champion Female and Grand Champion Bull vouchers. Congratulations to all the participants. The SLA’s Lucky Square 50/50 draw was capably organized and executed by Sydney and Kyle Payne. Rob Kishkan was the first-place winner. The Sold Gold Limousin Sale was held the evening of November 22 in the International Room with a very strong offering on the block. Thank you to MC Marketing who capably organized and executed the sale both in Canada and the U.S.

The SLA will be holding their annual meeting and field day on July 27, 2024 hosted by Double B Cattle Co. northwest of Unity, Sask. More information will be available in the months to come. Please contact any SLA member if you have any questions or feedback about the SLA events.

SYMENS BROTHERS

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NEWS MANITOBA

SUBMITTED BY

Amanda Hamilton-Seward

After a start to winter during AgEx, we had a second chance at fall with the snow melting and making for an almost brown Christmas in Manitoba. The long, dry fall made for extra days to get those fall projects finished up and for the cows to stay out grazing longer but moisture is required for next year’s growing season. The MLA is very proud of our News and Views publication which now comes out twice a year. The fall/winter issue of the News and Views came out right before Christmas with lots of pertinent Manitoba Limousin news, advertisements and articles. The bull issue will be hitting mailboxes in February. The Manitoba Limousin AGM was held January 6 at the Canad Inn in Brandon, Man. at 1:00 pm. Members attended in person and via Zoom. Yearly financial and committee reports were presented. A lot of great discussions about the future of our breed and ideas for moving forward were shared. Our board stayed consistent except for Larissa Stewart's term ending but we are very excited to fill that position with new board member, Brady Daniel. Our board consists of Amanda Hamilton-Seward (President), Tim Davey (Vice President), Bill Campbell (Treasurer), and Dillon Hunter (Secretary). As well as directors: Trevor Atchison, Cheryl McPherson, Kyle Wright, Brady Daniel, Travis Hunter (CLA), Amanda Scott, Bob Davey and Art Rogers. Manitoba Limousin Association memberships are still available for the year.

If your child is a Manitoba 4-H member showing a Limousin influence 4-H project this year, please contact me at amandajhs78@gmail.com to ensure they receive a Manitoba Limousin token at their achievement. We wish everyone all the best in 2024 – happy calving and bull sale season!

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There are 8 Limousin bulls at the Manitoba Bull Test Station at Douglas, MB. Their progress can be followed at www. manitobabulltest.com. There will also be many bulls for sale by private treaty in the coming months and the quality of bulls available in Manitoba is second to none.

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NEWS ONTARIO Happy New Year from the Ontario Limousin Association. We hope that those who have begun calving are reminded of the benefits of using Limousin genetics; calving ease and maternal strengths definitely pay dividends at this time. With the bull edition of the Limousin Voice magazine we are also reminded that genetics and investing in your herd sires is a great way to invest in your future calf crop. The OLA Eastern Showcase Sale on December 2, 2023 in Hanover was a huge success for the breeders in Ontario. It was a strong sale from start to finish, we had a huge crowd that filled the sale barn, and buyers from the across the country. Thank you to everyone that consigned, bid, purchased, and came to the sale. Breeders across Ontario will be opening the barn doors and offering a great selection of bulls and females. Many are hosting sales, open houses, and private treaty sales. Please reach out to breeders, check the upcoming events page, and make a point to visit some of the farms where you may find your next herd sire. There are still some #LimousinBreedsSuccess signs available. They are great to hang by pastures or at the farm gate. If you are interested in

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Matthew Zwambag

www.ontariolimousin.com

LIMOUSIN BREEDS SUCCESS poundsPAY

OLA Breeders Sign.indd 5

2023-07-05 10:53:05 AM

purchasing a sign, please reach out to us at limousinontario@gmail.com. The OLA will have many events coming in 2024. We look forward to continue promoting the Limousin breed! If you have any ideas of how we can further promote the breed, please let us know.


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WRITTEN BY Bob Weaber, PhD Professor and Head, Eastern Kansas Research and Extension Centers

BETTER BULL BUYING: LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

USE GENOMICALLY INFORMED EPDS

Bull buying is an activity on the horizon for many cow-calf producers. With the spring sale season just around the corner it is a great time consider your bull buying strategy. In addition to revisiting your breeding system (make sure you capture the value of maternal heterosis) and alignment of selection criteria to production/marketing constraints, producers should evaluate the opportunity to purchase bulls that have been genotyped. Many seedstock producers are genotyping their sale offering to support the purchase decisions of their commercial customers. Sometimes the genotyped bulls cost a little more, but the added value far exceeds the cost.

ranch, calves thought to be AI but produced from natural matings, etc. Getting the pedigree right goes a long way to improving the computation of EPDs for individual animals and their parents. Giving credit (or blame) where it is due adds to the precision of the evaluation. A DNA validated pedigree has value to the commercial producer as the selection candidate’s lineage is known with certainty. Imagine a commercial producer buying what they thought was a calving ease bull for use on heifers, but was actually sired high growth, terminal trait bull in reality. Seedstock producers benefit by helping their customers source the best genetics to fit their needs.

Bulls with genomic data included in their genetic evaluation benefit from a number of key features of DNA genotype data it provides. Arguably one of the biggest benefits to the accuracy and predictive capacity of an animals EPD is validation of the animal’s pedigree. Accurate identification of an animal’s true sire and dam provide the basis for constructing the relationship of an animal to the rest of the breed pedigree. Moreover, the pedigree underpins the calculations of EPDs by determining numerically the relationship or shared genetic material between an animal, its parents, grand-parents and offspring.

The BOLT evaluation implemented by International Genetic Solutions (Canadian Limousin Association’s genetic evaluation service provider) computes the genomic relationships between individuals in the evaluation. In a traditional pedigree each progeny is expected to have, on average, a 25% genetic contribution from each of its four grandparents. But through random assortment of chromosomes to sperm or egg cell those contributions realized in an individual range from 0 to 50%. Of course, these kinds of deviations from 25% are associated with differences in genetic merit that may come from those respective grand-parents.

Innocent mistakes cause breeder reported pedigrees from seedstock cattle operations have an error rate of 2-7%. These errors are caused by a range of issues including clerical errors, insemination errors, cows switching calves during calving, a visiting bull from the neighboring

The BOLT system also fits >2,000 markers per trait. The included DNA markers have effects that previously have demonstrated an association with the variation in a given trait. These DNA markers are not causal


Substantial improvements in EPD accuracy for non-parent animals for calving ease, conventional growth and carcass traits is valuable. Improvements in the accuracy of EPD for traits like heifer pregnancy, stayability, and maternal traits, where non-parents won’t have a performance record, may prove to be of even higher value. Improving the accuracy of that decision point is expected to have significant impact and value on a commercial cow-herd.

The inclusion of genotype data in genetic evaluation systems of the US beef breeds has been described as a quantum leap forward in predictive power. EPDs and resulting indexes for animals with genotypes included in the genetic evaluation process have substantially higher accuracy values. The increase in accuracy means decreased selection decision risk and more precise selection decisions. Genetic progress in the beef value chain is dependent on the genetic decisions made by seedstock and commercial cattle producers. Those decisions are informed by EPD and selection indexes.

TABLE 1. 2020 Estimated Progeny Equivalents for the IGS Bolt International,

multi-breed genetic evaluation system TRAIT

2020 ESTIMATED PROGENY EQUIVALENTS

Calving Ease (Direct)

25+

Calving Ease (Total Maternal)

4

Birth Weight

22

Weaning Weight

25+

Yearling Weight

25+

Milk

19

Stayability

15

Docility

25+

Carcass Weight

5

Marbling

8

Rib Eye Area

6

Back Fat

8

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variants but are thought to be nearby the variants that result in changes in animal phenotype. Inclusion of a genotype in a genetic evaluation of young bull that is a selection candidate adds accuracy to the animal’s EPDs. The accuracy improvement from genomics is roughly equivalent to collecting phenotypic records and including those in the evaluation for a young sire’s entire first calf crop for all traits evaluated. For some traits the equivalent progeny count exceeds 15-20 head. For replacement heifers, the added value of information from genomic testing now exceeds the information observed from a lifetime of natural calf production. Genomic tools provide a powerful and accurate insight into the genetic merit of an individual breeding candidate. Table 1 provides the estimated progeny equivalents by trait. A progeny equivalent is an estimate of the average number of progeny phenotype records needed to see an equivalent increase in EPD accuracy as compared to the information provided by the genomic test.

Be sure to ask your seedstock supplier about the genotype status of the bulls you are considering for purchase. Many bull sale catalogs don’t include EPD accuracy so some inquiry is needed. A bull with a pedigree estimate (accuracy of approximately 0.05) is a great deal different than one with performance data and genomics (resulting accuracies of ~0.3-0.4 or better). If accuracy values are not presented in the catalog, use the CLA registry website (https://cla.digitalbeef.com/index.php) to look up the animals you’re considering and inspect the accuracies. The DigitalBeef platform provides a ‘genomics applied’ and yellow highlighting for animals with genomic data included in the evaluation. Make your purchases really count in 2024 and beyond by using all the tools available to inform your purchase decision making!

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70 Angus & Limousin Two-year-old Bulls Sell!

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Thursday February 15, 2024 at the Ranch, Rumsey AB

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WRANGLER effect Bulls and females for sale by private treaty! See these and more on the farm

SGL KEEP SAKE 22K

SGL LA BAMBA 89L

Wrangler X SGL Emilie 120E

Wrangler X SGL Hope 73H

SGL LOVER BOY 22L

SGL LEGION 7L

SGL LIMITLESS 17L

Wrangler x SGL Emilie 120E

Wrangler x DJE Delta Dawn 205D

Wrangler x DJE Felicia 203F

special thanks to

Kira Axley purchased SGL Lily 93L from the 2023 Western Select Sale Robert Cooper purchased SGL Lady A 21L from the 2023 Western Select Sale

Built on Reliability

Trevor, Lorna, Wyatt and Leighton Dyck

SGL LILY 93L

SGL LADY A 21L

call 306-773-7196 or email tldyck@yourlink.ca Follow us on Instagram and Facebook www.shortgrasslimousin.com


SOCIAL NEWS

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CONDOLENCES

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The Canadian Limousin Association extends condolences to the family of Delmer Skeels of Rimbey, Alta. who passed away unexpectedly on November 11, 2023, at the age of 86 years. Delmer is survived by his loving wife and partner of 60 years, Joyce; his sons Stan (Vykki), Wes (Leslie), and Dan (Karen); as well as his grandchildren Mackenzie (Corey), Garren (Trinity), Kesler (Korah), Tyler, Jodi, Chelsea and her son Keaton, and Jessie.

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December 15-16, 2023 saw the Canadian Limousin Association participating in the Medicine Hat Pen Show with a CLA booth as well as taking part in the steak fry. Norpac (Matthew Heleniak, Norwich, Ont.) provided the Limousin strip loin steaks with over 1,000 samples of Limousin beef being served to the public, including Premier Danielle Smith who visited the booth during the steak fry. Great feedback was received from samplers as to how tender the Limousin beef was. Thanks to volunteers Ashton Hewson and Dwight Smith for barbequing and servers Jayme Smith, Taylor Smith, Tim and Lois Andrew and Victoria Chenoweth who served along with CLA General Manager, Laura Ecklund who managed the booth for the weekend. Short Grass Limousin of Swift Current, Sask. was in attendance displaying their Limousin genetics in the pen show. It was a very positive and fun event for all.

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Limousin was very well displayed at the Peace Country Beef Congress in Grande Prairie, Alta. on January 5 and 6, 2024. RG Farms, Spirit River, Alta. won Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Purebred Heifers and Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC won Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Purebred Bulls. This allbreeds show was judged by Allen (Buck) Thompson.

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CANADIAN CATTLE ASSOCIATION

PRESIDENT'S REPORT Another year is upon us. Ringing in a new year brings renewed optimism and a blank slate as we work to accomplish our goals for the year. It’s been a challenging couple of years with subsequent years of adverse weather and recovering from the impacts of the pandemic, and yet, I remain optimistic for the future. This optimism is fueled by the tremendous opportunities available to grow our exports of Canadian beef. Last year, it was a privilege to represent Canadian cattle producers on two trade missions to Japan and southeast Asia. These were eyeopening experiences that gave me an appreciation and understanding of the attributes that our current and potential buyers are looking for in a beef product. All I can say is our product is sought after – and Canada is a trusted producer and supplier of beef for many countries in southeast Asia.

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The demand is there for our product.

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The challenge now is growing our cow herd to capture these opportunities and removing the barriers that can impact the entry of our product into export markets. My goal for this year is to look at how we can expand our herd – which has contracted due to the impacts of adverse weather conditions. Of course, the easiest solution is for Mother Nature to cooperate, but that’s one factor that we don’t have any control over. But, by coming together as an industry and working together, we can explore ways to overcome the challenges and support the rebuilding of our cow herd. Advancing our advocacy work to improve the business risk management (BRM) program offerings for the cattle sector and making investments in building a strong next generation is a good place to start. We need to foster enthusiasm and harness the ideas of young producers around the decision-making table. This is a key element to make sure there is a vibrant industry that is sustainable in the long-term.

WRITTEN BY

Nathan Phinney President, CCA

With the return of Parliament for the winter session, it won’t be long until the Federal Budget 2024 will be tabled in the House of Commons. The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) submitted our key recommendations during the pre-budget consultation process. Since then, we have shared our recommendations with Parliamentarians. These recommendations include enhancements to BRM programs including seeking an amendment to the Livestock Tax Deferral (LTD) provision in the Income Tax Act to give producers the ability to self-elect rather than rely on a geographic determination, as well as expanding the provision to include all classes of cattle, not just the breeding herd and maintaining the interest-free portion of the Advanced Payments Program at the current $350,000 level. Another key factor that impacts the ability of cattle producers to capture export opportunities is technical barriers to trade. This is no surprise to many of us, as for years, we have been unable to take full advantage of the market access promised with the ratification of the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement with the European Union. This is a frustrating reality that is threatening to repeat itself as Canada works to negotiate a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK). Our message is simple. Canada needs to continue to push the importance of open trade principles and science-based policy. Decisions need to be based on science and not the politics of the day. The CCA board and staff invested a significant amount of time on this file in 2023 – especially after the UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was announced. We will continue to share this message in 2024. CCA has always been pro-trade. But, in this case, we couldn’t stand by as the strong and progressive trade rules accomplished in the CPTPP, would be weakened by allowing the UK to join without addressing the barriers that are keeping Canadian beef out of the UK market. We would never say no to trade, but we have to say no to a bad deal that puts


If you have not done so already, I encourage you to share your concerns with your Member of Parliament by sending an email through the “Say No to a Bad Deal” campaign. We need cattle producers from across Canada to keep amplifying this important message. Thank you to everyone who has already sent in their email. We can’t overcome this hurdle without you. If that isn’t enough, we are also seeing a push domestically through a Private Member’s Bill, Bill C-282: An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act (supply management), that would take supply managed sectors off the table during trade negotiations. This could severely damage our trade relationships and highly constrain Canada’s ability to launch, negotiate, and renegotiate the best deals. At the bill’s core, it is not an agriculture bill, it is a trade bill that if passed, could impact all export focused businesses, 65 per cent of Canada’s economy. Our advocacy efforts will continue in 2024, to raise the volume on this issue include sending out letters, meeting with Senators, and cooperating with other relevant stakeholders to communicate the harmful effects of this Bill. We encourage producers across the country to help get the word out on why trade is so important to our sector and what it means to you, your family, and your local community. Please contact CCA at advocacy@cattle.ca if you’d like to help with our outreach efforts through social media or have any questions. Advocacy efforts are most effective when Parliamentarians hear from producers directly. There’s important work ahead of us in 2024 and we are committed to making things happen for our industry.

STOCKER

For week ending January 26, 2024

MARKET REPORT

ALBERTA WEIGHT

STEERS

HEIFERS

900+

283.00 – 299.00

260.00 – 276.00

800 – 899

298.00 – 314.00

275.00 – 286.00

700 – 799

318.00 – 332.00

286.00 – 308.00

600 – 699

343.00 – 373.00

309.00 – 337.00

500 – 599

378.00 – 410.00

335.00 – 360.00

400 – 499

407.00 – 445.00

353.00 – 374.00

WEIGHT

STEERS

HEIFERS

900+

289.20 – 318.79

244.88 – 273.31

800 – 899

282.93 – 317.34

236.58 – 269.49

700 – 799

276.32 – 333.09

229.05 – 288.97

600 – 699

275.64 – 360.07

220.62 – 312.86

500 – 599

269.56 – 387.63

253.20 – 323.10

400 – 499

288.16 – 425.38

249.66 – 323.18

ONTARIO

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Canadian cattle producers at an unfair disadvantage. We are urging the Government of Canada to delay ratifying the UK accession until these barriers are lifted.

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HERD HEALTH WRITTEN BY

Dr. Roy Lewis DVM

ALLEVIATING THE COMMON PITFALLS OF SEMEN EVALUATING In the past 42 years semen evaluating bulls, I have come across many tricks of the trade to make this procedure run very smoothly. This article will hopefully give your local veterinarian as well as purebred breeders and commercial cattlemen some tips to use at semen checking time. The goal is to help get a sample you can properly evaluate.

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Every situation is different and every set of bulls somewhat unique so most of these points involve commonsense and casual observations I have made over the years. A common dilemma is bulls which are hard to stimulate and collect an adequate semen sample from. More often than not the rectal probe is too small and there is not enough contact made between the probe and the urethral muscles. This is especially true in

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very large herd bulls. You can increase contact by lifting up on the back of the probe as the bull is being stimulated. This pushes down the front of the probe increasing the contact and initiates better stimulation. The percentage which will protrude, also increases. This is very important as visualization of the penis detects problems such as warts, cuts or frenulum’s (tie backs) and these conditions can then be addressed. There are still a very small percentage of bulls that are refractory to the electro ejaculator. If bulls are still unable to be stimulated, it may be worth it to put the effort into another collection technique. This would involve having the bull breed a cow in heat with your veterinarian present. The cow can then be run in and the semen sucked out of her vagina using a pipette and examined. This semen will be mixed with the cows vaginal mucous so the motility will be slowed a bit when your veterinarian examines it. Generally, if a bull is hard to collect or refractory to the electro ejaculator this problem will repeat itself in subsequent years so mark that down on the semen form. Bulls going down in the chute is a common problem especially with real quiet show type bulls so often leaving their heads free with not much squeeze restraint put on them may help in this regard. Tying their head up with a halter may also accomplish keeping them up. A bar or post placed behind the bull is enough to keep them ahead and often the bulls will stay up long enough to collect a sample. This is especially true of large herd bulls. Confinement in a sturdy alley may be easier than trying to hold their heads in a headcatch. As a safety with mature bulls,


I find certain breeds such as Limousin and a few other breeds such as Angus or Simmental to be very easy to stimulate and one must watch to not overstimulate them or do it too quickly. The ejaculators with automatic programs may need to be put on manual so the stimulation can be gradually increased. This is where observing and using one’s experience will yield great benefits on the successful collection of a semen sample. If bulls don’t protrude their penis, they are generally difficult to stimulate. However, many of these bulls will ejaculate in the sheath and the semen can be milked out by ending stimulation and massaging the sheath and collecting the semen when it runs out. These bulls will have to be observed at their first breeding to make sure there is no physical impairment to the penis extending or your herd veterinarian may tranquilize them to make sure they will protrude the penis. On rare occasions, bulls will consistently urinate in the sample. I have found that these bulls, with some rest (say one hour), followed by quick stimulation, will often result in a successful collection. Again, bulls which are urinators, will often repeat this same trick in subsequent years as well. Stagnant semen (high percentage of dead sperm) can be present in bulls in winter and at other times when they are not actively ejaculating. In pens of bulls, it is definitely more common in the more mature bulls.

With pecking order, the most dominant bulls and least dominant bulls seem to have the greatest incidence of this condition. My theory is the most dominant bulls have nothing to prove so don’t ride and the least dominant bulls are the ones being ridden. In each case, ejaculation does not occur and the semen becomes stagnant and dead. These bulls may need to be ejaculated two to three times in succession to get this old semen out of their system. Subsequent sample quality should improve drastically if this was the only problem. Veterinarians can often tell by the type of morphologic defects (sperm cell defects) if the sample is stagnant or not, but have to retest if the defects are too high. A good management procedure is to have cycling cows close by before semen testing, as this will get the bulls active. Because of the very minute amount of electricity required to stimulate bulls, any disruption in this low current flow will cause the stimulation process to fail. It is very important that the equipment be maintained and the electrical ends be replaced as they become worn. The contact points must be cleaned and a smooth stimulation will result. Semen collection is as much an art as a science. An experienced veterinarian will use all this knowledge to ensure as successful an evaluation as possible. You will still have bulls that fail because they should but we want to ensure that no outside forces will make a fair evaluation impossible. Certain failure issues warrant a retest especially if the main complaint was stagnant semen. This article is both for veterinarians trying to constantly improve what they do and it also offers you, the producer, a stake in getting as accurate and reliable a semen evaluation as possible. There is so much at stake whether these are bulls for sale or your herd sires, their overall reproductive capability is critical for the reproductive results in the herd they are serving.

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I will often have a bar behind them in case they get their head free. In hydraulic chutes I leave the back door slightly closed so if they pull their head free, they won’t back over me. You know your squeeze system, so work with your veterinarian for the most ideal way to collect bulls. It is in both of your best interests. I am referring to either purebred or commercial herds here.

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ACTIVE SIRES AVERAGE

GEST

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

CEM

SC

STAY

DOC

YG

CW

CREA

MARB

CFAT

-3.0

9

1.9

59

87

25

54

5

0.5

12

12

-0.51

20

1.09

-0.11 -0.08

GEST

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

CEM

SC

STAY

DOC

YG

CW

CREA

MARB

-2.6

8

2.3

55

79

25

52

5

0.5

13

10

-0.53

16

1.07

-0.11 -0.09

GEST

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

TM

CEM

SC

STAY

DOC

YG

CW

CREA

MARB

-2.9

8

2.1

58

85

25

54

5

0.5

13

12

-0.53

19

1.10

-0.12 -0.09

ACTIVE DAMS AVERAGE

CFAT

NON-PARENTS AVERAGE GEST

Gestation Length (higher value = longer gestation length) 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 calving ease in first-calf daughters) CED

SC

CFAT

Scrotal (higher value = sons have larger scrotal,

daughters mature earlier) STAY

DOC YG CW CREA MARB CFAT

Stayability (higher value = greater chance daughters will stay productive in herd longer) Docility (higher value = more docile progeny) Yield Grade (higher value = better yield) Carcass Weight (higher value = heavier carcasses) Rib Eye Area (higher value = larger rib eye area) Marbling (higher value = additional marbling) Back Fat (higher value = more back fat)

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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.

Photo: Eastern Showcase

BREED AVERAGE EPDS AVERAGE SCROTAL CIRCUMFERENCE FOR LIMOUSIN BULLS

SUGGESTED MINIMUM SCROTAL MEASUREMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR LIMOUSIN BULLS AGE (MONTHS)

SC (CM)

12

29 CM

AGE (MONTHS)

SC (CM)

13

30 CM

12

31.5 CM

14

31 CM

24*

35.7 CM

15

31.5 CM

16-20

32 CM

21-30

33 CM

*Bottom 10th percentile = 33 cm


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Dave & Linda Harvey Box 1469 100 Mile House, BC Canada V0K 2E0 Phone 250.397.2306

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ALBERTA

Hi-Valey

Specializing in Fullbloods & Purebreds Box 149 Carmangay, Alberta Canada T0L 0N0 jaapcanada@eidnet.org

THE CHRISTIANSEN’S Neil, Sherry & Braeden Christiansen Bryce & Annie Stewart Neil: 403.704.4403 Annie: 403.963.4779 Bryce: 403.740.2638

Limousin

Home: 403.897.2264 Jaap’s Cell: 403.363.5587 Carla’s Cell: 403.363.7857 www.dejagerlimousin.com

Scott & Lesley Hansen

Ph: 780-727-4557 Cell: 780-202-0607

Phone 780-512-6901 Email rgfarms2018@outlook.com Visit our Facebook page

Box 248 Entwistle, Alberta T0E 0S0 Blue Heeler Dogs

Box 511 Spirit River, Alberta T0H 3G0 75


Richmond Ranch

Stewart Limousin

ALBERTA

MURRAY & BEV STEWART BOX 1326 STETTLER ALBERTA T0C 2L0 STEWARTLIMOUSIN@GMAIL.COM TEL 403-742-5226 CELL 403-742-9813 IMPERIAL RANCH LTD.

LIMOUSIN • BLACK ANGUS • RED ANGUS Jim & Stephanie Tiffany Samantha & Brandon 403-323-8433 403-740-3748 403-741-2675 Box 58 Rumsey, Alberta T0J 2Y0 www.richmondranch.com

SASKATCHEWAN

Rose Valley, Saskatchewan Alvin 306-322-7563 Chris 306-322-7554 Bulls for sale by private treaty 76

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RED + BLACK POLLED LIMOUSIN CATTLE

CHERWAY LIMOUSIN

MANITOBA

QUALLY-T LIMOUSIN

Canada’s largest herd of registered Limousin Females

The Rea Family Marengo, SK S0L 2K0 Ken Rea 306-463-7454 rea54@live.com

www.cherwaylimousin.ca 204-736-2878

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COCHRANE STOCK FARMS

204.855.2214 204.729.1772 Kyle & Erin 204.855.2633 204.724.0892 Darby & Kelly 204.855.2191 204.573.6529 RR#1 Alexander MB R0K 0A0 Fax 204.855.2472 Email csf@westman.wave.ca www.cochranestockfarms.com

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TRAVIS, RILLA, BRODIE & DILLON HUNTER Home 204-838-2019 Travis 204-851-0809 diamondtlimo@gmail.com

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Raising Limousin for over 30 years

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Poplarview STOCK FARM

Lloyd & Joan Atchison H 204-854-2947 Trevor & Melisssa Atchison H 204-854-2510 C 204-522-5542

RR#1 Pipestone MB R0M 1T0 poplarviewfarm@gmail.com

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MANITOBA

Glen Hockridge 204-648-5222 204-638-8554

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: triplerlimo@yahoo.ca We’re located west of MacGregor 69026 Rd 62W

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Specializing in Polled Fullblood Genetics E. JOHN & ENA POST 7396 20TH SIDEROAD, RR #2 ALMA , ON N0B 1A0 ejpost@posthavenlimousin.com | FARM: (519) 846-9320 | CELL: (519) 766-7178

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ADVERTISERS INDEX 777 Cattle

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Amaglen Limousin Anchor B Limousin Anchorage Farms Andrew Ranches Arcon Cattle Company

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B

C

D

E

Bar 3R Limousin Bar-Dale Limousin BeefSmart Consulting Inc. Bee Zee Acres Bennville Acres Limousin Blue Rock Animal Nutrition Bova-Tech Ltd. Bow Valley Genetics Canadian Junior Limousin Association Canadian Limousin Association Cherway Limousin Cochrane Stock Farms Corad Farms Crown Hill Acres Dan Skeels Darling Farms Davis-Rairdan de Jager Limousin Diamond C Ranch Diamond T Limousin Double B Cattle Co.

Highland Stock Farms High Cattle Co Hillside Farm Hillview Farms Hi-Valley Limousin Hockridge Farms

IFC

J

J. Yorga Farms

IBC

L

Lazy A Limousin Lazy S Limousin Lazy H Limousin

29

53 53 58 77 75 75 79 22 61 79 79 79 12

Ontario Limousin Association OPAL Stock Farm

43

P

Payne Livestock Pinnacle View Limousin Plains Limousin Poplarview Stock Farm Posthaven Limousin

Q

Qually-T Limousin

79

R

Richmond Ranch RG Farms

25

S

19 77 9 63

G

Greenwood Cattle

57

H

Hansen's Limousin Hawkeye Land & Cattle

75

16 52 17

84

29, 76

O

77

Eastern Showcase Eden Meadows Farm Edwards Limousin Excel Ranches

24

79

77

75

75 77

New Life Limousin

76

79

78 48

N

59

77

42

T

V

Shortgrass Limousin Southbridge Limousin Southbridge Limousin Stewart Limousin Stockmens Insurance Symens Bros Treftz Limousin Triple R Limousin Vaughn Farms Venture Livestock Enterprises Windy Gables Limousin Wulf Cattle

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23, BC 1, 75 75 77 78 76 66, 76 75 67 76 76 33, 76 79 60 55 77 18 17 7 69

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EVENTS CALENDAR FEBRUARY 7 NOMINATIONS DUE CLA Board of Directors

MARCH 10 ANDREW RANCHES ONLINE BULL SALE – 12 farmgatetimedauctions.ca Mar 10 – Open house at the ranch, Youngstown, Alberta March 11-12 – Online sale at farmgatetimedauctions.ca

10 TREFTZ LIMOUSIN ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE Wetonka, South Dakota, USA

15 RICHMOND RANCH BULL & FEMALE SALE at the ranch, Rumsey, Alberta

17 ST-MARTIN STATION GENETIQUE DE LA BEAUCE Saint-Martin, Beauce

17-18 CROSSROADS BEEF EXPO Oyen, Alberta

19 STEWART LIMOUSIN BULL SALE WITH GUESTS REDLINE

12 NORTH STREAM LIMOUSIN BULL & FEMALE SALE VJV Auction Market, Rimbey, AB

14 'EXCEL'LENCE BULL SALE at the ranch, Westlock, Alberta

16 THICKNESS SELLS BULL SALE Great Village, NS

16 FULLY LOADED LIMOUSIN BULL SALE Ontario – Online on DLMS

at the ranch, Stettler, Alberta

20-22 BEEF FARMERS OF ONTARIO 62ND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Toronto, Ontario

21 VAUGHN FARMS LIMOUSIN PRODUCTION SALE Napolean, North Dakota, USA

22 SYMENS BROTHERS 44TH ANNUAL SALE at the Ranch, Amherst, South Dakota, USA

22 NORDAL LIMOUSIN & ANGUS BULL SALE Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

23-24 JUNIOR STARS CONFERENCE Guelph, Ontario

26 J. YORGA FARMS BULL SALE

16 PREMIUM GENETICS BULL SALE Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

16 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS BULL SALE at the ranch, Bragg Creek, Alberta

21 BAR 3R LIMOUSIN BULL SALE at the ranch, Marengo, Saskatchewan

21 ANCHOR B & ANCHORAGE ANNUAL BULL SALE at Anchor B Farm, Hanley, Saskatchewan

23 LAZY S LIMOUSIN & CHAROLAIS BULL SALE Vold Jones Vold Auction Mart, Rimbey, Alberta

24 4TH ANNUAL CHARSHA & DARLING FARMS BULL SALE AND OPEN HOUSE Castleton, Ontario

at the ranch, Flintoft, Saskatchewan

28-29 ALBERTA BEEF INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

24 EDWARDS LIMOUSIN BULL SALE Saskatchewan - DLMS Farmgate Auction

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

Calgary, Alberta

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MARCH 2 HILLVIEW FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE at the ranch, Morinville, Alberta

7 THE GATHER PRE-BOOK YEARLING SALE Bow Slope Shipping Association Co-op, Brooks, Alberta

8 DIAMOND C RANCH BULL SALE at the ranch, Ponoka, Alberta

25 HIGH CATTLE CO. ONLINE BULL SALE – 26 Alberta – DLMS Farmgate Auction

APRIL 1 BEE ZEE ACRES BULL & HEIFER PRIVATE TREATY SALE AND OPEN HOUSE Glencoe, Ontario – DLMS Farmgate Auction


APRIL 4 WULF CATTLE OPPORTUNITY SALE OF 2024

Online Bid.SuperiorLivestock.com and DVAuction.com and at Sandy Ridge Ranch, Atkinson, Nebraska, USA

5 CONTINENTAL CONNECTION BULL SALE at Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, British Columbia

6 LUNDAR ANNUAL ALL BREED BEEF CATTLE SALE Lundar, Manitoba

6 SMART LIMOUSIN OPEN HOUSE & PRIVATE TREATY SALE Meaford, Ontario

6 POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN OPEN HOUSE & PRIVATE TREATY SALE Alma, Ontario

MAY 23-26 LMAC CONVENTION Olex, Waterloo, Ontario

JUNE 6 CLA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Online via Zoom

10-13 BEEF IMPROVEMENT SYMPOSIUM Knoxville, Tennessee

JULY 16-18 AG IN MOTION

Langham, Saskatchewan

Hosted by Double B Cattle Co, Unity, SK

AUGUST 15-18 CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW Lindsay, Ontario

19-22 CANADIAN BEEF INDUSTRY CONFERENCE Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

LIMOUSIN VOICE / SPRING 2024

27 SASKATCHEWAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION FIELD DAY

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HAWkEy E LAND & cATTLE cO. WisHEs TO siNcERELy THANk ALL THOsE WHO puRcHAsED FROm us i N THE B-BAR pRODucTiON sALE

LOT

1

LOT

B-Bar Hawkeye eclipse 101l

B-Bar Empire 4J son out of Andrew Oscar Yosy 921G (B-Bar / Hawkeye Oscar 1E ET) TO

BarNaud LiMOusiN, sd FOR $17,500

LOT

10

B-Bar/Hwk/sH UrBan Girl 11l eT

31b B-Bar / VLE Invictus 21J ET daughter out of B-Bar Urban Girl 35C (Wulfs Xclusive 2458X) TO

FOur Mac FarMs, ON A N D J-star LiVestOck, ON FOR $16,000

B-Bar/Hwk pHaroaH 13l

Hunt Credentials 37C ET son out of B-Bar / VLE Sammy 35J ET (B-Bar Warhawk 11G) TO

diaMONd V LiMOusiN, Nd FOR $17,500

LOT

6

B-Bar/Hwk/sH winx 16l eT

B-Bar / VLE Invictus 21J ET son out of B-Bar Urban Girl 35C (Wulfs Xclusive 2458X) TO

ck stOck FarMs, sk FOR $8,500

Matthew Heleniak | (519) 537-1451 | matth@norpacbeef.com | Norwich, ON www.hawkeyelandandcattle.com


2024

PRODUCTION SALE

FEB 26 AT THE RANCH FLINTOFT, SK • AT 2PM

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JYF 603K

JYF 623K

JYF 637K

JYF 639K

JYF 630K

JYF 29K

JYF 90K

JYF 94K

JYF 617K

JYF 20K

JYF 97K

JYF 631K

JYF 619K

JYF 3K

JYF 91K

JYF 606K

Selling

2-YEAR-OLD & FALL BORN BULLS

KELLY AND NORMA YORGA (H) 306-263-4432 (C) 306-642-7023 yorgakelly@gmail.com BOX 14, FLINTOFT, SK S0H 1R0

JEFFREY AND KRISTEN YORGA (H) 306-531-5717 jeffyorga@yahoo.ca WH

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