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FEBRUARY 2012

Canadian Publication Mail Product Agreement No. 40005367

Vol. 22 No. 1


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Our Line-up for 2012... Homo Polled

PLCC 1321Y

5 Colossal sons sell!

PLCC 1085Y

KOP Crosby x HC Power Drive Three Full Sibs Sell!! Two Black, One Red.

Ankonian Colossal x WLB Mr Nugget LOTS of Testicle, lots of Performance.

Awesome EPD’s!

Standout all summer!

PLCC 412Y

PLCC 182Y Inconclusive Polled

CDI/PLCC Dr. Phil x WLB Mr Nugget Dark Red, Lots of hair

CDI/PLCC Dr. Phil x Conray Power Surge Maternal sister raised High Seller last year!

Dam is our newest Flush cow!

12 sons sell!

CDI/PLCC Dr. Phil 145U

PLCC 51Y Mader P Royal Arms x CMS Tradmark Maternal sister sold at Shades for $5,500

A Black Bodybuilder son sells as well!

All Bulls sell at the Mar Mac & Guests Bull Sale, March 7, 2012 at the farm 1:30 p.m.

PERKIN LAND & CATTLE CO. Darryl & Tanya & Family Elgin, MB (204) 769-2159 email: dperkin@wcgwave.ca website: www.perkinlandandcattle.com


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Thank you to all the buyers & bidders at our Female Sale High Selling Lots

Lot 62- BLCC Miss Union 265X Full Fleckvieh Fullblood Bred Female Sold to Crimson Tide Fleckvieh for $22,000

Lot 71- BLCC Miss Red Rock 328X Polled Purebred Bred Female Sold to Ashworth Farm & Ranch for $7,000

Mark your calendar

Bonchuk Farms Bull Sale

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Solsgirth, MB

B O N C H U K FA R M S Dave

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Wayne

Amy

(204) 796-0004

(204) 773-6140

Solsgirth, MB

(204) 773-0467 (204) 842-3838

www.bonchukfarms.com


This issue we “focus” on: Down The Trail...................................................7,64 On The Roundup.................................................7 Ad Index.............................................................67 NewArrivals/Weddings.......................................8 2012 MSA Board of Directors...........................10 Brady McLeod...................................................12 Agribition Sale...................................................16 Harvest Hoedown Sale.......................................18 Maple Lake Stock Farm Sale.............................20 Keystone Konnection Sale.................................22 Simmsational/Southwest Breeders Sale.............28 Twin Brae Reduction Sale.................................28 CWA Simmental Show.......................................38,39 Shades of the Prairies Sale..................................44 MSA Ambassador Award....................................46 Grant Moffat Herdbuilder Awards......................48 Bonchuk Farms Sale...........................................50 Agribition Judging Team....................................54 ASA Commercial Producer.................................54 SSA Agribition Winners......................................56 Keystone Sim-Acta Winners..............................64 Top Ten Marketing Tips......................................66

SIMMENTAL FOCUS PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: ISSUE: MARCH 2012 Mailed March 1 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10 ISSUE: APRIL 2012 Mailed April 1 DEADLINE: MARCH 10

View Simmental Focus online at

www.gouldranch.ca and follow the links!

Are you a member of the Manitoba Simmental Association? To join us, just send a cheque for $50 for a life membership to: Manitoba Simmental Association c/o Donalee Jones, sec-treas. Box 142, Cartwright, MB R0K 0L0 Ph 204-529-2444 email: donalee@midcan.com

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On The Cover.......... This issue gets up close and personal with alot of bulls, like this good black Simmental at WLB Livestock, Douglas, MB. (Bill Biglieni photo)

Simmental Focus The official publication of the Manitoba Simmental Association published six times per year by Cactus Communications RR #1, Box 100, Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0 Phone/Fax Toll Free 1-866-374-3317 204-745-3048 Email: goulds@mymts.net PUBLISHER/EDITOR/SALES- Lois Gould Cell 204-745-7456 MARKETING ASSISTANT- Joanne Best Home 204-745-3255 Cell 204-750-2350 Email: jjbest@mymts.net SUBSCRIPTIONS: All members of the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Simmental Associations receive Simmental Focus free of charge. As well, Simmental Focus is mailed to approximately 2000 commercial producers in the prairie provinces and to interested breeders throughout Canada and the U.S. If you would like to receive Simmental Focus, send your name and COMPLETE mailing address to Simmental Focus, RR#1 Box 100, Carman MB R0G 0J0. Outside Canada, please enclose $10 (U.S. Funds) to cover first-class postage. CURRENT CIRCULATION: 3400 POSTMASTER: Please return undelivered covers to: Simmental Focus, RR#1, Box 100, Carman, MB R0G 0J0 ADVERTISING RATES Full Color Black & White Full Page $450 $400 Half Page $275 $225 Quarter Page $160 $125 Business Card $60 $50 *GST must be added to above rates. Contract rates available on request. The publisher reserves the right to accept or refuse any advertising or editorial material. All contents under copyright of Simmental Focus. Printed by The Prolific Group, Winnipeg, MB Canadian Publication Mail Product #40005367 Upon placing an ad, the advertiser agrees the publisher shall not be liable beyond the cost of the advertisement where error has occurred. The publisher makes every attempt to ensure the material printed is correct.


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Put a Manitoba Simmental bull on your cows this year to add valuable pounds to your calf crop.... it makes $$$ and Sense! Contact us for your copy of the msa breeder directory & visit our website: http://provincial.simmental.com/ Congratulations to Ed & Lynne Anderson, Cherry Creek Farms, Boissevain, recipients of the inaugural Manitoba Simmental Ambassador Award! President Darryl Perkin 204-769-2159 email: dperkin@wcgwave.ca

Secretary-treasurer Donalee Jones 204-529-2444 email: donalee@midcan.com


Down The Trail............. February 4 Hill 70 Quantock Barn Burnin Bull Sale Lloydminster, AB February 11 M & J Farms Bull Sale, Russell, MB February 12 Diamond M Ranch Bull Sale, Estevan, SK February 13 Rendezvous Farms Bull Sale, Ste Rose du Lac, MB February 18 Timberlind Auctions Bull Sale, Buck Creek, AB February 18 Ellingson Simmentals Bull Sale, Rugby, ND February 20 Kopp Farms Bull Sale, Amaranth, MB February 22 Crossroad Farms Bull Sale, Shell Lake, SK February 27 Muirhead Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Shellbrook, SK February 29 Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon,SK March 2 LaBatte Simmentals Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK March 3 McMillen Ranching Ltd. Bull Sale, Carievale, SK March 4 R Plus Simmentals Bull Sale, Estevan, SK March 5 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Bull Sale, Oungre, SK March 7 Mar Mac Farms Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 7 Sunny Valley Simmentals Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK March 8 In Pursuit of Perfection Bull Sale, Moosomin, SK March 10-11 Regina Bull Sale, Regina, SK March 11 Rebels of the West Bull Sale, Virden, MB March 12 Genetic Source Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 13 Prairie Partners Bull Sale, Killarney, MB (continued on page 64)

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....hi everybody, Happy New Year! and what’s not to be happy about, the weather’s good, cattle prices are staying up, and everyone I talk to is really upbeat about the upcoming bull sale season....yep, it’s a good time to be in the Simmental business....so if you are, congratulations!....and if yer not, well why not join us, we got it goin’ on......... ......in the news, we were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Ross Johnson, Saskatoon, SK, formerly of Lost River Ranches, Hanley, SK.....Ross was very active in the Simmental business back in the 80’s and 90’s and we got to know him pretty well...he was a great guy, friendly and helpful and always the diplomat....he moved on to the hog industry and we sort of lost touch, but he will always be remembered and sadly missed....our sympathies to his family...........a scholarship fund has been established at the University of Saskatchewan in Ross’ honor...if you would like more information about the fund contact the U. of S. College of Agriculture & Bioresources, 306-9664063, email trina.mortson@usask.ca......... ......get well wishes to Greg Goudy, Swan Lake Farms, Stoughton, SK who has been laid up with health issues recently......we hope to see you up and about soon Greg.......... .....congratulations to Ed & Lynne Anderson, Cherry Creek Farms, Boissevain, MB who were presented with the inaugural MSA Ambassador Award at the annual meeting in January...very deserving indeed as they are known near & far for their good fullblood Simmental cattle and their tireless promotion of the breed.....read on for a full account of their great story.......... ......and, South Korea has just given us the green light to resume exports of Canadian boneless beef under 30 months of age, which is more good news for our beef industry...hold on folks, this is just getting good....... ......well we are off on a winter holiday so if you could direct your calls regarding the March issue to Joanne Best, my Girl Friday, that would be great....but we’ll be back in time to catch the bulk of the bull sales...... it promises to be an exciting sale season so plan to get out to some of them, and we’ll see you there........

Lois


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vals New Arri

Congratulations to George & Kristin Kueber on the birth of their son, Duncan Mark, Dec. 2/2011.  Proud grandparents are Evan & Linda Cuss, Sun Rise Simmentals, Spy Hill, Sask.

Scott Harvie, son of Ian and Marlene Harvie of Harvie Ranching, Olds, Ab and Kerrie, daughter of Barry and Myrna Bennett, Calgary  were joined in marriage December 10, 2011 at Olds, Ab. Scott will continue to farm at Harvie Ranching with Ian and Cole. Kerrie is employed by Nufarm.


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2012 Manitoba Simmental Association Board of Directors: front row (l-r)-Donalee Jones, secretary-treasurer; Darryl Perkin, President; Jacquie Downey. Back row (l-r)-Terry Woychyshyn, Keystone rep; David Schultz; Rick Dequier, Todd Collins, Everett Olson, Trevor Peters. Missing from photo-Lesley Hedley, vice-president; Wes Hill, Pembina Triangle rep. (Focus photo)

A sincere thank you to G-7 Ranch, the Green family, Fisher Branch, MB for their purchase of the Sleepy Hollow fullblood cowherd, along with two Fleckvieh herdsires. These cows represent a lifetime of genetic selection for key economic traits and will work well for their new owners. Best wishes to the Greens for much success in their new venture.

Yearling lls Fleckvieh Bu for sale by Private Treaty

Jim Hedden Ashern, MB Ph 204-768-2605 cell 204-768-0065

Broke Quarte r Horses For S ale Blue Roans & Red Roans


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Thank You

Brady McLeod of Brookdale, MB would like to send out a Big Thank You to the Manitoba Simmental Association for the $500 voucher he received through the 4-H draw, to be used towards the purchase of a purebred Manitoba Simmental animal. Since winning the voucher, Brady has purchased a heifer, BLCC Miss 54P 83X, at the Bonchuk Farms Female Sale, and has started his own herd, Rafter B Simmentals. Brady is a Grade 6 student at Brookdale School and is actively involved in the Neepawa 4-H Beef Club. He is looking forward to a bright future raising Photo courtesy of Bonchuk Farms Simmental cattle.

BULLS FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREAT Y

S: BBS Why Not (680S son)

S: CMS Titan (Polled Icon son) Give us a call today for details!

We have a good selection of Polled Red & Black bulls for sale at the farm.

S: Tymarc Dallas (Virginia Red Texas son)

S: Dream On x Caesar

Visitors Always Welcome!

Glenn & Candy Weeks LaRiviere, MB S: Wheatland Bull (204) 876-4516 or 825-7613 gweeks@inetlink.ca 786T


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Pheasantdale/Highway 5 8TH ANNUAL BULL SALE

76 Bulls: 8 Long Yearlings 68 Yearlings *Red *Black *Fullblood *All Polled

Pheasantdale Winner 34Y Wheatland Bull 932W x Bring It Black

Pheasantdale York 117Y Wheatland Bull 932W x MJ More Red

Pheasantdale S-Force 24Y Shear Force x Foxy Barnburner 30L

Pheasantdale Gun 8Y Top Gun x KS Red by Design

Pheasantdale Topper 39Y Top Gun x KWA Reality 21N

Pheasantdale Buckshot 137Y Crossroad Buckshot x S. V. Fortune 7L

Pheasantdale Pharao 71Y Pheasantdale Yonder 153Y BDS Mr Blk Diamond 38S x Bodybuilder Sanmar Polled Pharao x Kuntz Garth

Pheasantdale Real Deal 30Y Gibbys Real Deal x SU Maverick 367M

For catalogs & DVD’s contact:

PHEASANTDALE SIMMENTALS Lionel, Pat & Lee Stilborn Balcarres, SK S0G 0C0

PH 306-335-2828 Lee’s Cell 306-335-7553 pstilborn@xplornet.com

View catalog online @ www.hls.ca

Pheasantdale Y-Bone 197Y 3D Mr Red T-Bone 500U x SU Maverick


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Friday, March 16, 2012 1:00 PM HEARTLAND LIVESTOCK, YORKTON, SK *Yearling Purebred and Commercial Heifers

Pheasantdale Blk Boy 190Y Mr Blk Diamond 38S x TH Red Kahuna

Pheasantdale Club 32Y RC Club King x SS Gold Mine

Pheasantdale Buckfire 210Y Crossroad Buckshot x Rapid Fire

HWYT 23Y TNT Tanker U236 x Powerline

HWYT 111Y Homo Polled Club King x Springcreek Tank

HWYT 94Y Homo Polled 680 x PCC Night Moves H10

HWYT 10Y Homo Black Club King x Black Joker

HWYT 22Y Wheatland Bull 912W x Springcreek Tank

HWYT 70Y Wheatland Bull 912W x Driftng “M” Big Sugar

For catalogs & DVD’s contact:

HIGHWAY 5 SIMMENTALS The Wolkowski Family Box 283, Canora, SK S0A 0L0 5 miles west of Canora on #5 Highway

Colby 306-563-4969 Trent 306-563-4498 HWYT 17Y Red Tank 57P x Drifting “M” Big Sugar

hwy5simmentals@mobility.blackberry.net


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Agribition Sale

November 24, 2011 Regina, SK 4 bred heifers ave $12,500 15 open heifers ave $7,323 1 semen $10,000 20 head gross $169,850 ave $8,492 2 embryo lots ave $5,700 High Selling Open Heifers Lot 459- RF Sheeza Hussy Too 103Y, s- Wheatland Stout 930W, ds- LFE High Voltage 822L, consigned by Rancier Farms, sold to Craig & Jack Oattes for $20,000 Lot 461- Erixon Lady 41Y, s- Wheatland Bull 680S, ds- CNS Dream On L186, consigned by Erixon Simmentals, sold to Kopp Farms for $12,000 Lot 464- New Trend Mirage 11Y, s- Remington On Target 2S, ds- Sand Ranch Hand, consigned by New Trend Cattle Co., sold to Barlee Farms for $10, 750 Lot 457- MDR Twisted Sister, s- Wheatland Bull 680S, ds- TNT Dynamite Black L137, consigned by Mader Ranches, sold to Meadow Acres for $10,000 Lot 455- SAWR Red 102Y, s- S-Paw Red Warrior 930W, ds- IPU Red Galaxy 109R, consigned by Southpaw Cattle Co., sold to Robb Farms for $8,250 Lot 463- IRCC You Go Girl 132Y, s- Hook’s Infiniti 10U, ds- CNS Dream On L186, consigned by Indian River Cattle Co., sold to Maxwell Land & Livestock for $8,000 High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 476 (added lot)- Bred heifer from McIntosh Livestock, sold to Maxwell Land & Livestock for $20,000 Lot 451- SVS Red Niki 11X, s- Wheatland Red Ace 747T, ds- LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F, consigned by Sunny Valley Simmentals, sold to Boundary Ranch for $15,000 Lot 453- Ultra Miss Taz 2X, s- Remington On Target 2S, ds- BDV Power Ball 10, consigned by Ultra Livestock, sold to Storely Farms for $8,000

MSA YCS Scholarship Heifer The 2011 MSA/YCS Scholarship heifer was won by Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Ken Dalgleish, Neepawa, MB. The sale of tickets throughout the year raised $2730 for the scholarship fund. The heifer was generously donated by Twin Brae Simmentals, Inglis, MB.


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“Cattlemens Classic” Bull Sale

April 1, 2012 Virden, MB

DYAL 103Y

DYAL 102Y

Wheatland Predator 922W x 5U - Flush Brothers

t results s e t y t i n e g Call for I Wheatland Bull 680S x Black Edition

DYAL 106Y

The Sale Worth Waiting For! PLUS 11 powerful bulls like these “Murray” sons-

DYAL 150Y

call for details!

DYAL 145Y

Allan & Jacquie, Ryan, Kyle, Beverly-Jean PH 204-649-2260 Cell 204-522-0838 Email: ajdowney@xplornet.com

General Delivery Coulter, MB R0M 0G0


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Harvest Hoedown Sale November 28, 2011 Neepawa, MB 33 red bred females ave $2,304 13 black bred females ave $2,365 9 fullblood bred females ave $3,427 55 lots gross $139,950 ave $2,544

High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 2- s- SBSF Vegas 1L, ds- Anchor “T” Metro 4E, consigned by Schweitzer Simmentals, sold to Forty Creek Ranch for $7,000 Lot 11- s- IPU Accelerator 53U, ds- SBSF Vegas 1L, consigned by Schweitzer Simmentals, sold to Oakview Simmentals for $4,800 Lot 31- s- Muirhead Online 83S, ds- LFE Red Enticer 364M, consigned by Black Diamond Simmentals, sold to Dana Johns for $4,000 Lot 20- s- 3D Trustin 47T, ds- STF Much More K300, consigned by Northern Light Simmentals, sold to 62898 Manitoba Ltd. for $3,800 Lot 26- s- Hook’s Shear Force 38K, ds- TNT Gunner N208, consigned by Black Diamond Simmentals, sold to Jodi Hampton for $3,800 Lot 1- s- SBSF Vegas 1L, ds- MRL Alero 34K, consigned by Schweitzer Simmentals, sold to Gordon Delichte for $3,750 Lot 29- s- 3C Full Figures C288, ds- Purdy’s Black Bingo 9F, consigned by Black Diamond Simmentals, sold to Jodi Hampton for $3,400

Looking for Full FLECK BULLS? SVS 5X Full Fleck Gibbons Jeremiah x Metro

SVS 111Y Full Fleck Bar 5 SA Piona x Metro

AVAILABLE APRIL 12 IN NEEPAWAcall us for details SVS 1Y Full Fleck Metro x Whistler

SVS 64Y Full Fleck Bar 5 SA Piona x Jahari

Visitors always welcome!

Duane, Nadine, Taralynn & Trystann Caumartin Box 426, McCreary, MB R0J 1B0 204-835-2748

Jerry & Carol Caumartin Box 345, McCreary, MB R0J 1B0 204-835-2069


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Maple Lake Stock Farms Female & Prospect Steer Sale November 29, 2011 Grand Clairiere, MB Bred Heifer Average: $1,597 Cow average: $1,422 Prospect average: $1,272 High Selling Lots: Lot 9946 – IPU Roughrider 2T X Simmental to Michel Chappelez, St. Claude, MB for $2,100 Lot 0680 – Wheatland Bull 786T X Angus to Janette Shorey, Boissevain, MB for $1,900 Lot 0107 – IPU Roughrider 2T X Simmental to Ron Jarvis, Carberry, MB for $1,850 Lot 0035, 733 & 0370 – Fleckvieh X Angus to Burghard Wohlers, Headingley, MB for $1,850 Prospect Heifer 1160 – Wheatland Headline 872U X Angus to Janette Shorey, Boissevian, MB for $1,700 Prospect Steer 1937 – LFE Hot Topic X Wheatland Bull 786T to Andy Sewchuk, Binscarth, MB for $1,675 Volume Buyer: David Poyser, Roblin, MB (20 head)

Tickets for the 2011 Saskatchewan Simmental Association YCS Scholarship heifer were once again auctioned off at Agribition, and raised over $5000. The heifer was won by Matt Holmquist, Spruce Grove Cattle Co., Kinistino, SK.  The heifer (pictured above) was generously donated by Kulyk Simmentals, North Battleford, SK. Thank you to everyone for making this project a success again.


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BULLS FOR SALE AT THE FARM Come and see our powerful group of bulls! Select early, at an affordable price, and we will develop your bull and deliver free of charge when you need him. Boynecrest 51Y

Boynecrest 103Y

Tested Homozygous Polled

S: Red Label DS: WFL Fully Charged TESS Red Design 160T

Milk EPD 11.5

Offering for sale as we have retained his daughters & a large bank of semen

S: TNT Turbo U447 DS: Muirheads Kramer

P R O G E N Y *Champion Get of Sire 2009 MLE *Heifer Calf Champion 2009 MLE *Champion Simmental Little Lady Classic 2009 MLE

Thank you to *Jay Sprott, Miami, MB; *Southam Simmentals, St. Claude, MB; *Dave Derksen, Stephenfield, MB for purchasing heifer packages; and to *Clayton Woods, Kenton, MB for purchasing a commercial cow package.

Boynecrest Stock Farm Kelly & Elaine Ferris & Family Stephenfield, MB 204-828-3483 Cell 204-745-7168 Email: boynecreststockfarm@sdnet.ca

Congratulations to Big Sky Simmentals for exhibiting Boynecrest Fancy That to Grand Champion Female at 2011 MLE


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Keystone Konnection Sale December 6, 2011 Brandon, MB

7 Bulls ave $ 6529 23 heifer Calves ave $ 1904 17 Breds ave $ 2788 47 lots Total $ 136,900. ave $ 2913 HIGH SELLING BULLS Lot 2 Cherry Creek Canon 12Y, a Jan 13, 2011 Full Fleck son of CFFS Romulus 335S ds: CEN Laredo consigned by Cherry Creek Farms, Boissevain sold for $ 12,000 to Silver Lake Simmentals, Mb Lot 1 Cherry Creek Heartland 10Y, a Jan 10, 2011, Full Fleck son of CFFS Romulus D: Bar None Mainstream consigned by Cherry Creek Farms sold for $8750 to EHR Simmentals,MB Lot 9 Cherry Creek Trey 36X, a Nov 12, 2010 Polled Full Fleck son of Crossroad Tuxedo ds: Great Guns Moses consigned by Cherry Creek Farms sold for $ 5800 to Anthony Reuvenkamp,MB High Selling Bred Females Lot 35 Mar Mac Carli 91X, Feb 11, 2010 Black Polled PB S: GWS Trademark ds: PPSR Nophalt bred to Hooks Shear Force consigned by Mar Mac Farms, Brandon sold to Annette Cross, Nova Scotia for $ 5500. Lot 52 PWK Ms Voyageur, a Jan 14, 2010 Black Polled PB S: Westfall Voyageur ds: Remington On Target consigned

by Workman Bros, Minto sold to Labatte Simmentals, SK for $ 4600. Lot 44 SBSF Ms Vegas 10X, a Jan 14, 2010 Polled Full Fleck S: SBSF Vegas ds: DFM Marcus Consigned by Schweitzer Simmentals, Decker sold for $ 3900 to Labatte Simmentals, SK High Selling Opens Lot 19 Broken Oak Surfer Girl 98Y, Jan 22, 2011. Black Polled PB S: Broken Oak Beach Boy Ds: TNT Top Cut consigned by Broken Oak Black Simmental, Rapid City sold for $4300 to R Plus Simmentals, SK Lot 47 WLB 381T Beth 389Y Mar 7, 2011 Black Polled PB S: WLB Blowout ds: Wheatland Bull 462P consigned by WLB Livestock, Douglas sold for $ 3300 to Neil Carson, MB Lot 22 XXC Princess 28Y Jan 23, 2010 S: Springcreek Rashad 12W ds: MJ Red Rock consigned by Blue Ridge Simmentals, Brandon sold for $ 3100. to Crest View Cattle Co, MB Lot 49 WLB 101T Sweet Maria 436Y Feb 24, 2011 S: SAS T101 Sweet Meat ds: WLB Blowout Consigned by WLB Livestock, Douglas sold for $ 3100. to Rebecca Curle, MB

Specializing in: ON FARM Bull & Female torching and clipping for all shows & sales. ď ś Also offering FULL Show & Sale Services For more information call:

Richie Joynt (204) 724-6838 RR#1 Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 ** Commercial Simmental and Simm/Angus Bulls & Females For Sale at the farm **


8th Annual

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BULL & FEMALE SALE February 20, 2012 1:00 PM on the farm, Amaranth, MB

 Homo Polled

KOP 36Y Trademark x Wheatland Bull

KOP 95Y Crosby x Touchdown

Tie-broke & Quiet

80% Repeat Customers

Homo Polled

KOP 103Y Trademark x Big Ben

KOP 129Y Ultimate x Touchdown

KOP 211Y Crosby x Flashback

View Catalog & Sale Videos Online!

 Homo Polled

KOP 39Y Tracker x Dyno

KOP 45Y Santiago x Northern

KOP 131Y Gladiator x Justin

www.koppfarms.com Edmund, Pauline & Laura Steven, Amanda, Madison & Kailey Kopp Box 41, Amaranth, MB R0H 0B0

Home: 204-843-2769 Edmund’s cell: 204-856-3064 Steven’s cell: 204-843-0090 Email: koppfarms@xplornet.ca


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March 8, 2012 at the ranch Moosomin, SK

Simmentals, Angus and Sim/Angus

MBJ 27Y SC Teddy 72U x Red Tank 57P

MBJ 14Y Ransom x Line Drive

MBJ 911Y SC Blk Tank 99T x Line Drive

MBJ 129Y SC Liner 56U x Black Tank 63P

MBJ 72Y Crosby x Line Drive

MBJ 43Y SC Liner 56U x Kansas Tank


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Mark your calendar March 8 for the “LOTTO” of 2012

Springcreek Lotto 52Y

Homo Polled - Hetero Black Crosby x Black Tank x Line Drive

39 years of genetic selection is well worth the time spent to produce a bull of this calibre! Details to be announced before the sale. Selling approx. 100 bulls Red & Black Simmental, Red & Black Angus & Bestbeef bulls. Catalogue available on our website.

Brian McCarthy & Family Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 PH 306-435-3590 Cell: 306-435-7527 Email: bmccarthy@rfnow.com

www.springcreeksimmentals.com


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MARCH 8, 2012

Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK 100 bulls on offer One of the largest selections of homozygous polled Simmental bulls offered in Canada

BSCC 11Y SC Liner 56U x Bombshell -Homo Polled

BSCC 17Y SC Blk Tank 47U x Black Attack- Homo Polled

BSCC 27Y SC Liner 56U x Bombshell- Homo Polled Homo Black

BSCC 39Y SC Liner104S x Preferred Beef -Homo Polled

BSCC 41Y SC Blk Tank x Preferred Beef -Homo Polled

BSCC 77Y SC Liner 56U x Kansas Tank -Homo Polled

Craig & Karla Davidson & Family Box 2680 Virden MB R0M 2C0

204-761-5991

craigd@blacksandcattle.com

www.blacksandcattle.com


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16 Fullblood, Red & Black, Polled & Horned Bulls selected for the

PREMIUM BEEF BULL SALE Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB SBSF 36Y

SBSF 30Y

POLLED FULL FLECK FULLBLOOD

POLLED PUREBRED

BW: 99 lbs BD: Jan 25/11 S: Prostock Hugo DS: Great Guns Tx Amos 42M

BW: 94 lbs BD: Jan 28/11 S: IPU Accelerator 53U DS: PRL Houston 005 SBSF 3Y

SBSF 31Y

POLLED PUREBRED

POLLED PUREBRED

BW: 102 lbs BD: Jan 27/11 S: IPU Accelerator 53U DS: PRL Houston 005

BW: 68 lbs BD: Jan 8/11 S: ClubKing DS: SBSF Mr Broadway 18

Cameron & Myrna

For more info call:

Brodie, Stacey & Kolbie McColl Josh & Ashley Berg

Decker, MB (204) 764-2604 Cell: (204) 365-6092


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34th Annual Simmsational Sale December 8, 2011 Moose Jaw, SK

Twin Brae Simmentals/ Shuya Simmentals Sale December 11, 2011 Virden, MB

42 bred heifers ave $5,470 23 open heifers ave $2,397 16 cows ave $2,315 81 lots gross $321,950 ave $3,974 High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 8- s- Springcreek Liner 56U, ds- TNT Dynamite Black L137, consigned by LaBatte Simmentals, sold to Frehlich Farms, Estevan, SK for $17,000 Lot 1- s- Champs Romano, ds- PRL Houston 25R, consigned by LaBatte Simmentals, sold to Starwest Farms, Chilliwack, BC for $16,000 Lot 6- s- IPU Revolution 172U, ds- Remington Red Label HR, consigned by LaBatte Simmentals, sold to Bonchuk Farms, Solsgirth, MB for $12, 250 Lot 5- IPU Red Touchdown 32S, ds- Remington Red Label HR, consigned by Double Bar D Farms, sold to Bert’s NR Simmentals, Haywood, MB for $11,000 Lot 45- s- Double Bar D Adonis 603N, ds- Double Bar D Everest 4R, consigned by Double Bar D Farms, sold to Tryon Simmentals, Crapaud, PEI for $11,000 Lot 3- s- Champs Romano, ds- Gidsco Appollo 3R, consigned by LaBatte Simmentals, sold to Bar M Simmentals, Gillette, WY for $10,000 Lot 15- s- Remington General Lee 106T, ds- TNT Gunner N208, consigned by Erixon Simmentals, sold to W2 Farms, Leroy, SK for $7,500 Lot 28- s- Scissors Undeniable 14U, ds- R Plus 2072M, consigned by Prairie Wind Farms Ltd., sold to Frehlich Farms for $7,250 Lot 23- s- LRX Thor 59T, ds- GCF First Dream P13, consigned by Sunny Valley Simmentals, sold to Lane Simmentals, Saskatoon, SK for $7,000 High Selling Open Heifer Lot 36- s- Ankonian Red Caesar, ds- Hart Red Chief J242, consigned by McIntosh Livestock, sold to Kunkel Simmentals, New Salem, ND for $7,000

2 Bulls ave $4,550 41 bred heifers ave $3,651 81 bred cows ave $2,469 6 open heifers ave $3,350 130 lots gross $378,900 ave $2,914 High Selling Lots Lot 19- Twin Brae Red Lady 421W, s- Crossroad Radical Red 679T, ds- Gidsco Appollo 3F, a polled full fleck fullblood female, from Twin Brae Simmentals sold to Crimson Creek Simmentals for $6,000 Lot 37- Twin Brae Ms Enticer 880X, s- SHS Enticer P1B, ds- Red Baron HR P101, a polled purebred bred female, from Twin Brae sold to Bonchuk Farms for $6,000 Lot 3- Twin Brae Super Classy, s- Mr NLC Superior S6018, ds- PVF-CW Rapid Fire 0195K, a black polled purebred bred female, from Twin Brae sold to Double Bar D Farms for $5,800 Lot 4- Twin Brae Ms Super Thick, s- MR NLC Superior S6018, ds- PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker, a black polled purebred bred female, from Twin Brae sold to North Hill Simmentals for $5,300 Lot 35- Twin Brae Ms Tennasee, s- Twin Brae Tennasee, ds- DFM 832H, a polled purebred bred female, from Twin Brae sold to Valley Rose Simmentals for $5,000 Lot 122- Miss BDDL 20T, s- Sun Rise Black 31U, ds- X-T Preferred Stock 45H, a black polled purebred open female, from Shuya Simmentals sold to Workman Farms for $5,000 Lot 121A- Miss BDDL 416Y, s- Sun Rise Black 31U, ds- PPSR Nophalt 20H, a black polled purebred open female, from Shuya Simmentals sold to Maple Lake Stock Farms for $4,500 Lot 122A-Miss BDDL 220Y, s-Sun Rise Black 31U, ds-LFE Mr Lewis 319N from Shuya Simmentals to Workman Farms for $4400. Lot 125A-Miss BDDL 100Y, s-MSC Trailblazer, dsTwin Brae Black Zinger from Shuya Simmentals to Twin Brae Simmentals for $4300.


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*Guest Consignor: 3D Simmentals

MARCH 2, 2012

FRIDAY, 1:00 PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK Sale Offering: *80 Beef Bulls - FB’s, Reds, Blacks *25 Females - Reds & Blacks

IPU 8Y- Polled PB Accelerator x Touchdown

IPU 17Y- Polled PB Accelerator x Red Teddy

IPU 18Y- Polled PB Liner 56U x BLK Houston

IPU 318X-Nov/10 Polled PB

IPU 191Y- Polled PB TNT Tanker x BLK Eldandi

IPU 41Y- Polled PB Crosby x Red Teddy

IPU 143Y-Polled B Liner 56U x BLK Tarmac

IPU 299Y-March Polled PB Liner 56U x Whistler

Accelerator x Pocahontas 52N

IPU 146Y-Polled PB Liner 56U x Black Joker

IPU 96Y-Fullblood FF Romano x Houston

Barry & Brenda LaBatte 306-969-4820 Cell 306-815-7900 labatte.simm@sasktel.net

www.labattesimmentals.com Sale Consultants: Transcon Livestock 403-556-5563 Bouchard Livestock 403-813-7999 Wilf Davis Livestock 204-834-2479

IPU 97Y-Fullblood Champs Wallace x Laredo

Sale Day Phones: 306-693-4715 Auction Mart 306-815-7900 Barry 306-591-2760 Dean 403-556-5563 Jay 403-813-7999 Brian 204-841-0211 Wilf

IPU 98Y-Fullblood NUG Jake x Legend

Clip & Mail for Catalogue or Videos Name________________________ Address______________________ Postal Code_______PH__________ Mail to: LaBatte Simmentals Box 72, Gladmar, SK S0C 1A0 or email: labatte.simm@sasktel.net


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●Teddy ●Inferno ●Hummer ●Red Teddy ●440P ●Sizzler ●PTO ●680S ●Red Hummer ●Red Ace ●Maverick ●786

●Headliner ●Route One ●Stout ●Predator ●Red Earth ●Nitro ●El Toro ●Protocol ●Mr. Bojangles ●Fugitive ●60X

Selling *Purebred Red & Black Herdbuilders *Wheatland “Synergy” Bulls *Customers’ Commercial Heifers

Group of bulls like never before!!

122Y

129Y

133Y


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2011 Agribition Grand Champion Female RBC Supreme Top 10 Finalist Wheatland Lady 921W & Wheatland Bull 124Y Sired by Wheatlad Bull 680S & STF Unanimous

2011 Agribition Grand Champion Bull RBC Supreme Top 10 Finalist 2010 Champion Bull & 2011 National Champion Bull Wheatland Stout 930W

Sired by Wheatlad Bull 680S Owned by Rancier Farms & Wheatland Cattle Co.

Congratulations to our valued customers on their success!

Robb Farms - Edam Champion Pen of 3 Bulls Sired by Wheatland Bull 680S

Downey Farms - CWA Supreme Champion Pen of Bulls Sired by Wheatland Bull 680S & Wheatland Predator 922W

View catalog online at

www.wheatlandcattle.com

Vern, Denise, Riley & Cody-Ray LaFrentz Box 118, Bienfait, SK S0C 0M0 Ph 306-634-7765 Cell 306-421-2297 email: wheatlandcattle@sasktel.net

Hawreluik Farms-Champion & Reserve Pen of 3 Steers, Champion Pen of 5 Steers; Reserve in the Heifer Futurity; Overall Champion & Reserve Pen of Steersall sired by Wheatland Bull 780T

CWA Premier Breeder & Exhibitor ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11


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Rapid Fire x Dynamite Black BW: 104 WW: 858

These power bulls & more available at

LaBatte Simmentals 32nd Annual Bull & Female Sale March 2, 2012 Johnstone Auction Mart Moose Jaw, SK

ď‚Ž

ike Wheatland Bull 680S x Lucky Str BW: 100 WW: 897

Homo Polled Homo Black

For a sale catalog or more info on the bulls please call or stop by the farm anytime.

Dean, Monica, Kara & Kelsey Schwartz Box 510, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0

PH 306-731-3850 Cell 306-591-2760

Email: 3d.simmentals@sasktel.net


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8TH ANNUAL BULL SALE

at the ranch 6 m north, 1 m east of Douglas, MB

TUESDAY 2:00 PM

MARCH 27, 2012

OFFERING BLK/RED Simmental

40+

& Polled Hereford YEARLING BULLS

Sale Contacts: Wilf Davis 204-841-0211 Dennis Ericson 780-361-9347 Jerry Kanewischer 403-382-9374

WLB 400Y bw 84 Good Time/Oil Patch

WLB 414Y bw 97 Good Time/Blk Label

ALL BULLS *BVD TESTED *SEMEN TESTED *TIE BROKE *FREE BOARD TILL MAY 1 *2ND BULL DISCOUNT

WLB 373Y bw 108 Good Time/Red Nugget

WLB 377Y bw 91 Blowout/Arapahoe

WLB 364Y bw 101 Goose/Reality

WLB 355Y bw 79 Red Ace/Hurricane

WLB 391Y bw 84 Good Time/Wheaty

WLB 399Y bw 87 Red Bull/Hurricane

WLB LIVESTOCK

WLB 382Ybw 87 Roughneck/Wheaty

Bill & Nancy Biglieni Box 327 Douglas, MB R0K 0R0 204 763 4697 204-729-7925

Call us for a catalog

wlblivestock@inetlink.ca

FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING BULL VIDEOS GO TO

www.wlblivestock.com


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Saturday, March 10 Show Day 11:30 AM Sunday, March 11 Sale Day 11:30 AM

107th Annual

Featuring 110 Bulls Easy Calving.... More Pounds.... Black, Red or White

Show & Sale Order:

Limousin, Angus, Red Angus, Charolais, Hereford

Held in conjunction with Agribition’s Spring Steer & Heifer Show

Phone Bids:

Johnstone Auction Mart Office: 306-693-4715 Cell: 306-631-0767

IT’S ALL HERE!

March 10 & 11, 2012 Auditorium, Evraz Place, Regina, SK

Sale catalog on RBS website or contact:

All bulls are... * Halter broke * Semen Tested * Guaranteed *Have Scrotal, Weight Measurements Centralized delivery available

Stacy Bull 306-874-5411 stacybullrbs@gmail.com Chairman-Scott Fettes

Visit our website at

www.reginabullsale.com


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Canadian Western Agribition Simmental Show November 23, 2011 Regina, SK Judges: Tom & Trevor Hull, Balcarres, SK

Senior Heifer Calf ChampionNew Trend Shez Sassy 2Y, sWheatland Red Ace, exhibited by New Trend Cattle Co, Strathmore, AB

Junior Heifer Calf ChampionWheatland Lady 145Y, s-Wheatland Bull 922W, exhibited by Wheatland Cattle Co, Bienfait, SK

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion-Wheatland Lady 164Y, sWheatland Stout 930W, exhibited by Wheatland Cattle Co.

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion-Kuntz Black Belle 106Y, s-LFE BISS Black Advance, exhibited by Kuntz Simmental Farm, Battleford, SK

Junior Champion Female--McIntosh Lulu 43X, s-Sweet Meat, exhibited by McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

Reserve Junior Champion Female-TLSS Hussey’s Princess 10X, s-Wheatland Red Ace, exhibited by Trendsetter Livestock, Sangudo, AB

Reserve Grand Champion Female & Reserve Senor Champion Female-S-Paw Blk Whimsical 924W, s-IPU Red Galaxy, calf sire-SPaw Red Warrior 930W, exhibited by Southpaw Cattle Company & awyer Daley, Carstairs, AB

Grand Champion Female & Senior Champion Female-Wheatland Lady 921W, s-Wheatland Bull 680S,calf sire-STF Unanimous, exhibited by Wheatland Cattle Co.

Junior Bull Calf Champion-RJY Rival 13Y, s-IPU Revolution, exhibited by Deanne Young, Breton, AB


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Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion-Wheatland Bull 122Y, sWheatland Bull 922W, exhibited by Wheatland Cattle Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull & Senior Bull Calf Champion-LFE Limitless 369Y, s-LFE BISS Black Advance, exhibited by Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion-KBR Black Bull 110Y, s-Wheatland Predator 922W, exhibited by KBR Kattle Kompany, Midale, SK

Junior Champion Bull-WILC Showgun, s-TNT Gunner, exhibited by Wilcox Simmentals, Treherne, MB

Grand Champion Bull & Senior Champion Bull-Wheatland Stout 930W, s-Wheatland Bull 680S, exhibited by Rancier Farms, Killam, AB & Wheatland Cattle Co.

Reserve Senior Champion BullRF Torque 6W, s-Ebonys Intuition, exhibited by Outlaw Cattle Co, Hussar, AB & Sevick Simmental Ranch

Indian River Cattle Co. received the Herdsman Award sponsored by Bouchard Livestock. Wheatland Cattle Co. was presented with Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor banners by SSA director Dave Erixon (left).


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ERIXON COAL TRAIN 92Y

S: 680S DS: Lazy S Whistler 523M 5 Half Brothers Sell

Homo Polled

50 Bulls & 15 Females Sell February 29, 2012 1:00 p.m. Saskatoon Livestock Sales Bob & Kim Ph: (306) 931-3360

View catalogue online at www.transconlivestock.com or contact us.

Email: erixonsimmentals@gmail.com

David & Krista Ph: (306) 270-2893 Email: dustkr@sasktel.net


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ERIXON TOP SHELF 77Y

Homo Polled

S: Crosby DS: Red Quorum 5 Full Brothers Sell & 12 Half Brothers Sell

Homo Polled

ERIXON GAME FACE 59Y

Homo Polled

ERIXON SID THE KID 53Y

Homo Polled

ERIXON POWER PLAY 102Y


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 All bulls will be semen tested!

BULL & FEMALE SALE  Monday, March 12, 2012 Keystone Center, Brandon, MB

Manitoba’s largest selection of Full Fleck genetics 60 Bulls on offer, Full Fleck, Fullblood, Purebred & Red Factor genetics. Also 10 Registered Females.

Big Sky Simmentals and Oakview Simmentals would like to welcome Triple R Simmentals, Rick & Roland Dequier of Haywood, MB to the sale!! We look forward to working with them!

For more information, please contact: Matthew or Brad Smith (204) 526-7423 or (204) 723-0254 (Big Sky) Todd & Danna Collins (204) 823-1434 (Oakview) Rick Dequier (204) 745-3925 (Triple R) or Transcon Livestock Services

Ph: (403) 638-9377 Fax: (403) 206-7786 Box 300 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 JG cell (403) 556-5563 BW cell (403) 540-3084 SM cell (403) 363-9973 GN cell (780) 542-0634 DP cell (403)323-3985


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GENETIC SOURCE BU L L & F E M A L E S A L E March 12, 2012 Key s t o n e C e n t e r Brandon, MB

Selling 25 Bulls including Horned & Polled Full Flecks, Fullbloods & Polled Reds

OVS Cruiser 2X

OVS Viper 20Y

Full Fleck - Long Yearling MFI Whistler x Metro

Full Fleck Gibbons Jeremiah x Benz

OVS Ferrari 68Y

OVS Mercedes 185Y

Polled Top Gun x Red Nugget

Polled Red Ace x Jasper

Todd, Danna & Brooke Collins Ph: (204) 246-2166 Cell: (204) 823-1434

Ph: (403) 638-9377 Fax: (403) 206-7786

Darlingford, MB

JG cell (403) 556-5563 BW cell (403) 540-3084 SM cell (403) 363-9973 GN cell (780) 542-0634 DP cell (403)323-3985


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Shades of the Prairies Sale

December 12, 2011 Brandon, MB 23 open heifers ave $3,245 Lot 4- MRL Miss 405X, s- MRL Red Force 12U, ds25 bred heifers ave $6,682 LFE Red Hemi 391N,from McMillen Ranching Ltd., 2 embryos ave $5,100 sold to Sunny Valley Simmentals for $8,250 2 bulls ave $5,500 Lot 1- MRL Miss 343X, s- MRL Heritage 131U, ds52 head gross $262,900 ave $5,055 TH Black Edition 8R, from McMillen Ranching Ltd., sold to Bata Brothers for $8,000 High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 45- JFRS Ms 46X, s- Wheatland Red Teddy 457P, Lot 3- MRL Miss 390X,s- TNT Power Surge T404, ds- Peltons Powercat 344G, from JR Simmentals, to ds- TH Black Edition 8R, consigned by McMillen Scissors Creek Simmentals for $5,000 Ranching Ltd., sold to Ashworth Farm & Ranch, Swan Lake Farms & Bouchard Livestock for $47,000 High Selling Open Heifers Lot 7- KWA Ms Rock 14X, s- KWA Red Rock 5T, ds- Lot 5- MRL Miss 644X, s- Wheatland Predator Red Baron HR P101, consigned by Ashworth Farm & 922W, ds- WFL Fully Charged 201M, from McMillen Ranching Ltd., sold to High Country Cattle Services Ranch, sold to Flying F for $20,000 for $9,000 Lot 19- Jonesy’s Ms Powerline 73X, s- Kenco/MF Lot 12- WLB 53T Reba 396Y, s- Red Bull 53T, dsPowerline 204L, ds- Muirheads High Tide 82R, conMRL Hurricane 27R, from WLB Livestock, sold to signed by Gordon Jones Simmentals, sold to R Plus Bata Brothers for $5,600 Simmentals and Frehlich Farms for $11,250 Lot 40- PERKS Agnes 151Y, s- Wheatland Bull 786T, Lot 8- KWA Ms Towa 80X, s- LFE Towa 399U, dsLCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F, consigned by Ashworth ds- CMS Trademark 756T, consigned by Perkin Land & Cattle Co., sold to Kopp Farms for $5,500 Farm & Ranch, sold to Come As U R Simmentals for $8,750

Check out these boys and 27 others

on our website @ www.bigskysimmentals.com

View dams, sires and all the information you need when selecting your next herdsire! Join us for the 4th Annual Genetic Source Bull & Female Sale March 12, 2012 Keystone Center, Brandon, MB We will have 30 Bulls, Fullblood, Full Fleck & Red genetics for your picking & 7 Purebred heifers.

www.bigskysimmentals.com

Matthew & Marguerite Smith Trevor & Amy Peters H: (204) 723-2293 C: (204) 526-7423 H: (204) 328-7458 C: (204) 573-0587 Brad Smith H: (204) 723-0254


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4TH ANNUAL

INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE

BULL & FEMALE SALE MARCH 12, 2012 KEYSTONE CENTER BRANDON, MB We at Triple R Simmentals are excited and looking forward to working with Big Sky and Oakview Simmentals TRI-R BACK IN BLACK 13Y Knock-Out x Red Ryder

RXR 29Y FULL FLECK Appollo x Legend

OFFERING: 8 BLACK/RED AND FULL FLECK BEEF BULLS

Roland & Rick Dequier (204) 745-3925 Cell (204) 771-0280 Box 1673 Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Email:

rdequier@westmansteel.ca

RXR 1Y Royal Arms x Pioneer

RXR 26Y Royal Arms x 36R

JG cell (403) 556-5563 BW cell (403) 540-3084 SM cell (403) 363-9973 GN cell (780) 542-0634 DP cell (403)323-3985


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Andersons Honored with Inaugural MSA Ambassador Award Ed and Lynne Anderson purchased their farm from their friends the Ransom Family of Don, Bill, Brian and Sydney in 1994. All existing fencing was removed and replaced with five strand steel wire on three sides and a jack pine rail fence on the south side facing #3 Highway and the beautiful Turtle Mountains. Initially Ed and Lynne began showing show steers at Brandon Ag-Ex, Saskatoon Exhibition, Western Canadian Agribition and the Toronto Royal winning many grand championships, particularly Agribition where they had L-R: Darryl Perkin, MSA President; Lynne & Ed Anderson “five Grand Champions” and “one Reserve Grand Champion” over an eight year period, highlighted by a black angus Maine Anjou cross who swept Brandon winning $3,500, Saskatoon winning $3,500 and finally Agribition winning $25,000 for a total of $32,000 over three consecutive weekends. When the breed champions were paraded into the jam packed auditorium in Regina through a cloud of dry ice nearly everyone from every cattle barn were there to cheer on the Grand Champion and to see who would win. What a memory! About that time friend and Simmental breeder Glen Fisher encouraged us to get into the Simmental business. The first heifer purchased was a HREG Master Charge Daughter from Elton Simmentals Ernie and Darcy Hickson. She had been a champion heifer calf at the 1994 MSA Summer Show at Minnedosa. Jim Ranson states he still remembers her winning that day. Ed and Lynne purchased their first Full Fleckvieh in October 1998 from Henry Gunster at their Great Guns Dispersal for $10,000.00. Great Guns Julia became a cornerstone donor cow for many years. Cherry Creek was a charter member of the Main Event Full Fleckvieh sale for its duration, selling a heifer Cherry Creek Sonia to JB Livestock (Jason Bruketa), Calgary. This heifer went on to co-star in the movie “Twelve Mile Road” with the famous actor Tom Selleck. Mr. Selleck was amazed on how quiet she was and stated she actually drank antifreeze, “green colored Koolaid”, on command in the movie scene. We joined the Keystone Konnection Group in 1987 (25 years ago..wow!) It is truly an honor to be part of such a diverse and great group of super consigners. We always enjoy all of the presale promotions, marketing, emails and the endless telephone calls to prospective buyers and bidders. We encourage cattlemen to come and view our bulls and heifers before the sale. We have even assisted folks from Alberta to Quebec to come and analyze these calves and their dams themselves. We take pride in our cattle and really enjoy working with our marketing and promotion partners Blair and Lois McRae, Dalyse Robertson, Lois and Joanne at the Focus and certainly Margo Cartwright in Toronto with Simmental Country. What a super team to work with. How can the Keystone Cattle not sell well. A couple of highlight bulls we have sold through our groups annual Fall Sale were the high selling Cherry Creek Nygard purchased by Semex who have just announced that he has quickly become one of the world’s highest used bull in the breed with 52,785 doses sold to date. Cherry Creek Steele high selling bull at 17,250 to Prospect Hill Simmentals Ontario is also being drawn for worldwide use. Now that we are moving into calving time again, this is really our fun time of the cattle business, halter breaking, picking out our summer show string for the many summer fairs where we meet our old and new friends of all breeds. Thank you to the MSA for this honor. (The Andersons were presented with the inaugural MSA Ambassador Award at the MSA Annual Meeting in January in Brandon.)


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HOMESTEAD-T SIMMENTALS THESE BULLS AND MORE FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY

SCURRED FB 7/8 FLECK DOUBLE BAR D MEKA X BEL STEWARD 2ND

POLLED PB GUNNER X RICHMOND MR MOSES 54H

SCURRED FBFF EXODUS X CEN LAREDO

DOUBLE POLLED PB ACS RED BOOMER X DOUBLE BAR D MEKA

THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 CUSTOMERS: JAMES AND DAVID HENDERSON (2) RENDEZVOUS FARMS ALAN HENDERSON EHR SIMMENTALS ARIK LINDAL NORMAN VEENENDAAL BRADLEY KLASSEN

Marcel & Aline Theroux & Sons Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0

Phone: 204-248-2008


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Manitoba Youth Win Purebred Heifers through the Grant Moffat Herd Builder Award 2011 Kayla Zamrykut, a 20 year old producer from Rorketon; Braden Calvert, a 16 year old producer from Carberry; and Raina Syrnyk, a 16 year old producer from Ethelbert were the 2011 recipients of the Grant Moffat Herd builder Award. Grant Moffat, Holmsyde Charolais, Forrest, went missing in August, 2006. The funds generously donated by cattlemen, friends and relatives across the country were offered as a reward for tips leading to his whereabouts. After a year, a committee handling the funds made a decision to channel the money to Manitoba youth for the purpose of starting their own purebred herd.

Braden Calvert Grant invested a lot of energy in actively helping youth get started in the business and this seemed the most fitting way to utilize the funds. Over twenty applicants submitted essays, making the selection exceptionally difficult. The participants were evaluated on desire, need and previous expression of interest in the industry. To date 12 Juniors from across Manitoba have benefited from the program. Each of the three youth were awarded up to $2000 towards the purchase of a heifer selected from a Manitoba purebred sale.

Kayla Zamyrkut

Kayla Zamrykut purchased a Charolais heifer, Braden Calvert purchased a Polled Hereford heifer and Raina Syrnyk purchased a Black Angus Female to enhance or start their purebred herd of cattle. Thanks to the generous support of producers at the Fund Raising Auction at the Manitoba Beef Producers Annual Meetings, the Grant Moffat Herd Builder Awards will be presented again in 2012 with the application deadline being September 1st. For application and donation information, visit www.grantmoffat.com (Submitted by Lois McRae)

Raina Syrnyk


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cy & Confide

nsisten “Brand of Co

12th Annual Bull Sale

Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the ranch, Estevan, SK

80 Red & Black Simmental Bulls to Sell (Carcass Evaluated)

Sale Management: OBI - Rob Holowaychuk 780-916-2628 Mark Holowaychuk 403-896-4990

Ross LeBlanc & Sons Box 1476, Estevan, SK S4A 2L7 Marlin 306-634-8031 cell 306-421-2470 Ross 306-421-1824 Jason 306-421-9909


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Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale December 17, 2011 Virden, MB

23 Fullblood Bred Heifers ave $4,053 43 Red Bred Heifers ave $3,167 7 Black Bred Heifers ave $3,614 32 Fullblood Bred Cows ave $2,535 27 Red Bred Cows ave $2,188 4 Black Bred Cows ave $2,150 141 lots gross $423,850 ave $3,006 High Selling Lots Lot 62- BLCC Miss Union 265X, s- BEL Western Union 5Z, ds- Knight Mr T 255T sold to Crimson Tide Fleckvieh for $22,000 Lot 71- BLCC Miss Red Rock 328X, s- KWA Red Rock 5T, ds- SU Rochester 75R sold to Ashworth Farm & Ranch for $7,000 Lot 1- MFI Flora 9283, s- Afri-Can Free State, dsAnchor “T” Impact 2H sold to Rendezvous Farms for $6,500 Lot 18- BLCC Miss Porche 70X, s- Virginia’s Porsche 70X, ds- PRL Houston 005H sold to Triple T Diamond for $6,000

Lot 70- s- BLCC Miss Inspiration 326X, s- Kimlake Inspiration 90T, ds- TNT FIve Star P275 sold to Workman Farms for $5,700 Lot 37- BLCC Miss Renegade 137X, s- NCK Renegade 16R, ds- Shawacres Monster 26M sold to Homestead-T Simmentals for $5,600 Lot 34- BLCC Miss Houston 135X, s- PRL Houston 005H, ds- Grinalta’s Superb sold to Rendezvous Farms for $5,500 Lot 49- BLCC Ms Inspiration 188X, s- Kimlake Inspiration 834L, ds- Lazy Red Pioneer 235L sold to Nisku Farms for $5,500 Lot 46- BLCC Miss Rochfort 181X, s- LFE Rochfort 3013T, ds- TNT Sting M377 sold to Workman Farms for $5,300 Lot 2- BCC Miss Red Rock 11X, s- KWA Red Rock 5T, ds- SU Rochester 75R sold to Perkin Land & Cattle Co. for $5,200 Lot 20- BLCC Miss Stride 77X, s- Bar 5 SA Stride 413P, ds- Ginalta’s Superb sold to Rendezvous Farms for $5,000


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 HOMO POLLED

Introducing

Swan Lake Lakota 33Y

WW: 968

Wt Jan. 4, 2012 - 1428

Deep red, deep bodied, and long as a freight train

14 powerful red & black bulls & one elite red heifer on offer at

Double Bar D Best of Both Worlds Bull & Female Sale March 26, 2012 Grenfell, SK »Embryos For Sale« call for details Greg Goudy, Stoughton, SK Cell 306-457-7730 greggoudy@sdcwireless.com

www.swanlakefarms.com


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TWIN CHIEF SIMMENTALS ALL BULLS & FEMALES FOR SALE ON FARM

BZL 12Y

SSP Unleashed 826U son

BZL 334Y

SSP Unleashed 826U son

BZL 481Y CG Homebuilder 803H daughter

WAL 702Y SSP Unleashed 826U daughter

BZL 482Y SSP Unleashed 826U daughter

WAL 42Y SSP Unleashed 826U daughter

SEMEN FOR SALE  CG Homebuilder 803H  HF Remington 102E

 ER Big Sky 545B  3C Pasque 8773

 ER Red Dash 649D  Irish Black Knight

For more info or a catalogue call: Richard Norman & Laureen Black Bowden, AB Ph: (403) 224-2928 Cell: (403) 507-0936 twinchief@gmail.com


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MB 4-H Judging Team

Alberta Simmental Association Commercial Breeder Of The Year Bigview Stock Farm - Phil & Deena Schwenk  

Pictured are Back row L to R: Dillon Hunter,Jay Rimke, Megan Kemp and Kayla Zamrykut, Front Row: Michael Hunter and Chaperone Barb Kristjansson The Manitoba All Breeds Junior Show, held in Neepawa July 29, 30 and 31st 2011 selected their team for the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition held in Regina, Saskatchewan at The 2011 Canadian Western Agribition. The Manitoba Roundup Team selected for 2011 was Dillon Hunter, Kenton; Michael Hunter, Roblin; Jay Rimke, Oak Lake; Megan Kemp, Pilot Mound and Kayla Zamrykut, Rorketon, Manitoba. The competition involved judging 12 classes of horses, swine, dairy and beef cattle. The Juniors gave oral reasons on 8 of the classes. Grand Prize was a $2500 Scholarship and Buckle and was won by Gail Verleysen, representing Alberta 4-H from Vermilion, Alberta. 2nd Prize went to MEGAN KEMP, Pilot Mound, Manitoba from the MANITOBA YOUTH BEEF ROUNDUP TEAM. Megan won a $1250 Scholarship awarded by John Deere plus a Belt Buckle. The Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup had an outstanding competition with 4 of the 5 members placing in the top 17 out of 59 participants. Selections for the 2012 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Judging Team will be held at the 2012 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup in Neepawa, Manitoba August 3, 4 and 5th 2012. For more information call 204-728-3058.

Bigview Stock Farm, owned and operated by Phil & Deena Schwenk, and their children Levi & Meagan, and Brandon Gattey. Bigview Stock Farm is located North of Coronation, AB, where the Schwenk family operates a mixed farm. The farm is composed of 350 mother cows, a 1500 head feedlot, and a grain operation, where much of the feed for the cowherd and feedlot is produced. Schwenk’s have been using Simmental bulls on their Black Angus cross, Black Maine cross cows for several years. They find Simmental bulls to be easy calving, and the calves have lots of depth of body and length. Although the pastures can often get dry in their area, Schwenk’s have found that the calves come in, in the fall with good frame and go on feed and fill out quickly. With the great depth of body and thickness these calves have, sometimes their weight can be deceiving: the calves came in this past fall 100-150 lbs. heavier than estimated due to this mass. Bigview feeds their own calves out to slaughter weight, as well as feed out another 1000 or so calves; these calves are all marketed directly to the packer in the spring and summer. Meagan Schwenk states, “The way our operation works, we need a calf we can put lbs. on. A Simmie cross calf has proven to do that, with their excellent length and depth of body and their good frame size. Simmie cross cows are also a pleasure to work with, as they have great maternal traits, and they have great udders that don’t wear out before the cow does. A Simmie cross cow is second to none.” Their calves speak for themselves: driving north of Coronation you can see large groups of black crossbred cows with powerful big calves at side. These are Bigview cattle, bred for generations for longevity, and performance in the feedlot and on the rail. Momma cows are easy keeping, and moderate framed with good udders and sound structure. Phil and Meagan both push the Simmental influence, in both their cowherd and in the cattle they bring into the feedlot. “Our Simmental bulls have good feet and legs and good structure-they pass this on to their calves which is important when they are in the feedlot as fat cattle as they hold up well when they are heavy. Our bulls have to, and will, cover a lot of ground in the summer and can keep up to the cows” states Meagan. (reprinted from albertasimmental.com)


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CWA SSA Event Winners

CWA SSA Pick of the Barn Winner McIntosh Chloe 5Y  nominated by McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK. selected by  Silvercreek Simmentals-Austin Fisk, Rosemary, AB.

SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year - Blairswest Land & Cattle

Scott and Calla Blair, along with their 3 sons, Cameron, Nolan and Maguire and Scott’s parents, Dale and Janet, operate Blairswest Land & Cattle, northwest of Drake, SK.  They run 250 Simmental cows & some Simmental cross cows and grain farm 4500 acres.  They use top quality Simmental & Red Angus bulls to produce F1 females.  They have marketed many of these females through Saskatoon Fall Fair and Agribition as well as private treaty.  Their females have been in great demand by leading commercial men and many sell to repeat customers.

No time to A.I.? We Can Help!

Miss Agribition Simmental heifer - Open Heifer Jackpot added to the Pick of the Barn.  $10 from every membership sold went into the jackpot.  Everyone voted on the top 3 crowd favorites.  Votes were tabulated and everyone who correctly picked the crowd favorite was entered in the jackpot.  Mader Twisted Sister, nominated by Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB was voted the crowd favorite and Greg Workman, MB was the lucky jackpot winner.  Mader Ranches and Greg Workman split the $1320 jackpot.

•Custom A.I. projects •Semen •A.I. Supplies Call Brett McRae 204-729-1018 or Blair & Lois 204-728-3058 for details


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KICK OFF

TO SPRING BULL SALE MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS Box 307 Hartney, Manitoba Canada R0M 0X0

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Grand Clairiere Hall 2:00 p.m.

ML 1208Y

ML 0098X

Gerry & Linda (204) 858-2086 Gerry (204) 741-0340 glbertholet@xplornet.com Andrea (204) 483-0319 andrea.arbuckle@hotmail.com www.maplelakestockfarms.com

Purebred S:Wheatland Bull 786T DS: IPU Roughrider 2T ML 0288X

1/2 blood S:Wheatland Bull 786T DS: Black Angus ML 1247Y

Directions: From Hwy #2 6 miles south on Road 145W (Findlay Road), ¼ mile east. From Hwy #83 9 and ¼ miles east on Grande Clairiere Road.

3/4 blood S:Wheatland Bull 786T DS: Simm/Angus ML 1005Y

5/8 Simm, 3/8 Angus S:Wheatland Headline 872U DS: Angus x Simm ML 0210X

From Hwy #21 7 miles west on Grande Clairiere Road (to 1st intersection past Grande Clairiere) 1mile south, 1 and ¾ miles west. 1/2 blood S: IPU Roughrider 2T DS: Black Angus

Purebred S: IPU Roughrider 2T DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder


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MRL 18th ANNUAL BULL SALE WITH SELECT FEMALES

90Y TNT Power Surge

136Y TNT Power Surge

1Y MRL Red Force

6Y Black Edition

91Y KOP Crosby

85Y CNR Red Bull

15 Power Surge sons sell

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 AT THE RANCH 1:00 PM

150 BULLS 50 Polled Red Simmental Bulls 35 Polled Black Simmental Bulls 10 Fullblood Fleckvieh Bulls 40 Reg Red Angus Bulls 15 Simm/Angus Bulls 20 Select Open Females Come see for yourself what keeps the Commercial Cowboys coming back year after year!

Penfulls of Calving Ease Bulls with Shape & Substance

Penfulls of Performance Bulls, moderate frames & stout!

105Y Metro

54Y Hurricane

12 Fullblood Fleck Bulls

15 Simm/Angus Bulls

63Y -EL Warden

51Y -EL Warden

MRL HERDBULLS Designed BY Ranchers FOR Ranchers

“CATTLEMAN APPROVED”

40 Registered Red Angus Bulls Sell


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 Free Delivery  Semen Evaluated  Volume Discounts  Affordable

The majority of our bulls sell in the 2000-4000 price range over 70% to repeat customers and nearly all to Commercial Cattlemen.

65Y LER Predator

76Y LER Predator

The first Predators to sell, a must see group!

130Y TNT Power Surge

148Y TNT Power Surge

15 sons by the incomparable Power Surge sire.

 Sight Unseen Buyers Program

This program has worked very well for busy cattlemen unable to attend our sale. We have sent several herdbulls to satisfied cattlemen across Canada with this program. Almost 25% of our bulls sell SUS annually, many to repeat customers. Your next herdbull purchase is as close as your phone. Please contact Lee, Dave or Jim for info on this program.

The Commercial Cattleman’s “ONE STOP BULL SHOP”

For Elite Simmental & Angus Genetics

226Y LFE Black Advance

93Y LER Predator

198Y Touchdown

196Y MRL Storm

Calving Ease & Performance black bulls by the penfull!

20 Fall born Long Yearlings ready to cover some ground!

At MRL we have built a reputation around supplying Thick Beef Bulls to Commercial Cattlemen and standing behind them. Herdbulls packed full of economic and convenience traits that will accelerate your breeding program. Managing over 600 mother cows with limited manpower, these bulls are raised under ranch conditions similar to yours, and are developed on a silage-based ration to ensure soundness and longevity. Over 30 years of genetic selection with the commercial cattlemen in mind: calving ease, consistency, natural thickness, maternal values and carcass traits bred right in. Give us a call, we would enjoy visiting about your operation and herdbull needs.

Call for catalogue or bull video

Box 99, Carievale, SK

Sale Barn (306) 928-2011 Fax (306) 928-2143 Lee (306) 928-4820 Cell (306) 483-8067 Dave (306) 928-2249 Cell (306) 483-8660 Jim (306) 928-4636 Cell (306) 483-7986 Email: mrl@sasktel.net


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PREMIUM BEEF BULL SALE March 14, 2012 Neepawa, MB • Wheatland 636S

Sires represented • Wise Guy • Hugo

S: Sunny Valley Wise Guy 80W DS: Wheatland Bull 636S x Red Doc BW: 85 lbs

S: Prostock Hugo DS: Sunny Valley Sargent x Impact BW: 94 lbs

• Gunner

S: Sunny Valley Wise Guy 80W DS: S-Paw Blk Show Off 5S x Preferred Beef BW: 81 lbs

S: Wheatland Bull 636S DS: Bodybuilder BW: 100 lbs

We would like to thank our buyers from our cow sale December 3, 2011 in Killarney, good luck with your purchases. Also, thank you to the following buyers: Keystone Sale- LaBatte Simmentals, Jeff Brown, Maurice Desrochers & Tonja Bokkel Shades Sale- Mader Ranches

WORKMAN FARMS

Minto, MB Pat (204) 776-2386 C: (204) 534-8530 Greg (204) 776-2164 C: (204) 724-0564


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Selling: ♦50 Bulls ♦12 Open Heifers

♦37 Yearlings ♦12 Long Yearlings ♦6 Two Year Olds

Allan Lawn Hamiota, MB 204-764-2150 cell 204-764-0399 adlawn@mts.net

Bruce Robinson Hamiota, MB 204-764-2413 cell 204-764-0399 bds@inetlink.ca

Think Spring...

More Peppy colts on the way

At the ranch or on the website, your visit is always welcome! Blaine & Lois Gould 204-745-3082 Cell 204-745-7456 gouldranch@mymts.net

Quarter Horses 22077 Rd 36N RR1 Box 100 Carman, MB Canada R0G 0J0

Joanne, John, Jayci Jo & Jackson Best 204-745-3255 Cell 204-750-2350 jjbest@mymts.net


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City View Yukon Gold 11Y

Ishee x Titan

Ivanhoe Touchdown 58X

He Sells!

City View Yankee Creek 40Y

Ishee x Titan

Young Dale TD 58R- Sons sell!

City View Yachtsman 21Y

Bombshell x Dividend

Sandy Bar Innovator 46R- Sons Sell!

City View Yardhouse 25Y

Rendition x 680S

Isla Bank Widespread 67T- Sons Sell!

View catalogue online at www.johnstoneauction.ca

City View Simmentals

The Barnett Family Moose Jaw, SK (306) 691- 3747

IVANHOE ANGUS The Mountenay Family Belle Plaine, SK (306) 345 - 2560


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The Sim –Acta, a heifer calf Calcutta show was once again held December 6 prior to the Keystone Konnection Sale. Winning the event was Lot 19 from Broken Oak Black Simmentals (pictured) Lot 22 from Blue Ridge Simmentals Lot 49 from WLB Livestock The winner was Greg Woychyshyn, Minnedosa and he received a cash award to be used on a heifer calf in the sale. This is the second time Greg has won the Sim- Acta.

MYCSA Looking for New Members The Manitoba YCS Association is looking for new members to join the fun! If you are an enthusiastic youth, interested in Simmental cattle, under the age of 25, you are welcome to join us. Your family does not have to be MSA or CSA members, and membership is free! The MYCSA offers the opportunity to showcase your Simmentals at various venues; educational seminars, and there are scholarships available to help further your education. Contact Emily Hickson, MYCSA President, at 204-570-1969, or Andrea Arbuckle, National YCSA President at 204-483-0319 email: Andrea.arbuckle@hotmail.com

Deadline for the next issue of Simmental Focus is

February 10

Down The Trail............. March 13 Kuntz/Stoughton/Diamond J Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK March 14 Premium Beef Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB March 16 Pheasantdale/Highway 5 Bull Sale Yorkton, SK March 16 Family Tradition Bull Sale, Dropmore, MB March 17 McCormack Family Ranch Bull Sale, Regina, SK March 20 Maple Lake Stock Farms Bull Sale, Grand Clairiere, MB March 20 City View Simmentals Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 20 East Central Bull Power 2012 Sale Yorkton, SK March 21 Advantage Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK March 21 Adair Ranch Bull Sale, Provost, AB March 26 Double Bar D Farms Bull Sale, Grenfell, SK March 27 WLB Livestock Bull Sale, Douglas, MB March 28 Bonchuk Farms Bull Sale, Solsgirth, MB March 29 Wheatland/ANL Bull Sale, Alameda, SK March 31 Proudly Western Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK April 1 Cattlemens Classic Bull Sale, Virden, MB April 2 Southwest Showcase Bull Sale Swift Current, SK April 7 Black Diamond Bull Sale, Virden, MB April 10 Big Hills Simmentals Bull & Female Sale,Virden, MB April 14 Lundar Bull Sale, Lundar, MB


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Top Ten No Cost or Low Cost Marketing Tips for Your Cattle Operation-by Marnie Somers

In this sixth installment of Top Ten marketing tools, Lois and I discuss the need to comply with proper Internet etiquette, known as “Netiquette”. This term refers to the expectation that Internet users will follow generally accepted conventions, or social behaviours, when using the Internet. This article will describe “Netiquette” expectations when creating and distributing marketing email messages (Email permissions); and the right to use photographic images (Copyright permission). Let’s start with Email Do’s and Don’ts! ·Do add a compelling “Subject line” which can be searched and found easily. Don’t miss out on this prime piece of email real estate. An interesting “Subject line” hooks people into reading the content of your email – that’s the whole point. ·Do re-read and spell check your outgoing email – your professionalism is at stake. Set your email program to auto correct errors as you type, and do a final spell check before you hit the “send” button. ·Do remember to provide your contact information – all of it. Include links to your website, blog, Facebook page, etc. You can automate this in your email program under “insert signature”, and then you just have one click to insert all your contact info into each email you send out. It’s the courteous thing to do, so people can reach you. ·Don’t send “spam” (unsolicited commercial email). Only send email to those with whom you have an established relationship (see “Email Permissions” paragraph below). Spam has grown exponentially over the years and today amounts to approximately 80 to 85% of all the email in the world. It is arguably one of the “dark sides” of the Internet. ·DON’T USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in the body of your email – it is considered the equivalent of “shouting” at someone! IT’S NOT POLITE TO SHOUT!!! ·Don’t reveal other recipients’ email addresses in the “TO” or “CC” boxes. If you are sending out a bulk email message to 100 recipients - you are revealing what should be 100 confidential email addresses. Instead put your own name (or a generic name such as “Recipient List” and use your own email address) in the “TO” box. You can then put your 100 email address list in the “BCC” box – and no other recipients’ email addresses will show up in the delivered email copy. ·Don’t automatically hit the “reply all” button if you only need to “reply” to the original sender – everyone is overloaded with unwanted and unnecessary email. Don’t add to the problem. ·Don’t use a former email on “Subject A” to send a new email on “Subject B”. It makes it difficult for the receiver to file and retrieve. Start with a fresh email or, if you must use a previous email, at least be sure you change the subject line to your new topic. ·Don’t abuse the options of flagging your email as “important” or requesting a “delivered” or “read” receipt. If you always use these options (it’s the equivalent of “crying wolf”) and no one will pay attention to any of your emails. Email Permissions: So, when is a legitimate email marketing message not considered “Spam”? When the sending party has implicit or actual permission from the addressee to make contact. Typically this means having an established business connection with the addressee, such as someone who has: ·purchased a product or service from your business in the past – i.e. a previous customer ·purchased a product or service from your business recently – i.e. an existing customer ·signed up to receive a periodic newsletter, or special offers from your business ·“likes” or “follows” your business Facebook page, or blog ·initiated contact with your business by email, telephone, written correspondence, or submitted comments or an enquiry on your website’s guest book or “Contact Us” form ·provided you with their business card Let’s say your “Email permissions” list becomes too cumbersome to handle – you have so many contacts and/or you have so many email marketing messages to send out (woo hoo!). You can move up to using email campaign management software such as Constant Contact or Mail Chimp (some fees will apply) to automate the process and save you loads of time. Such software also provides statistics on delivered/ opened mail which can be useful. However, when you start using these programs you will be required to sign off that all your contacts are “Permission-based”. So you might as well keep your contact list(s) “clean” right from the start and not be considered a “Spammer”. (cont’d next page)


Photographic Copyright Permissions: Most of us are aware that it is not “kosher” to download proprietary software, music or other original content, without paying for it. Copying other’s artistic works for personal gain is prohibited by Canadian law. Copyright infringement seems to get fuzzy for some folks when it comes to purchasing photographic images. Just because you bought a photograph image from a professional photographer at a show or event, doesn’t necessarily give you the “all uses” rights to that photograph. You must ensure you have the photographer’s permission to use that image (digital or printed) for ads in publications, or placing on your website, or sending out with a media release. Some photographers build “all uses” rights into the original price of the images you purchase. Others may charge an additional fee. Contact the photographer to find out, and request written permission to reuse the photo(s). Get all your ducks in a row and have that documentation readily available. When submitting photographic images to a magazine editor, to your webmaster, or accompanying a media release, be sure to include the photographer’s name (for photo credit) and the information describing the image – a “cutline” or caption for the photo. Netiquette is not only a nicety; it’s a measure of your everyday business practices. It’s one more indication that you are a reputable person running a respectable operation. In the marketing industry we like to say “perception is reality”. What it means is that your customers’ perceptions of you are their reality, and will cause them to want to do business with you, or not! Guard your business image carefully. As mentioned in every previous installment, there is no one magic trick to build your business. It’s built through the cumulative efforts of your whole stable of marketing tools and strategies. And, they work so much harder for you when they support and complement each other. In the spirit of mutual learning and sharing, we invite your comments and feedback (positive and negative), which you can post on our websites or submit direct to the editor. See you next issue. Marnie Somers is a freelance writer and web designer. Her articles have been published in numerous magazines across North America. She is the designer/webmaster for horse and cattle associations and individual livestock producers, and has been a media/marketing consultant to the horse industry since 1997, and has presented Marketing Tips seminars. In addition, she is the current President of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association and a Director-At-Large on the Boards of Directors of the American Quarter Horse Association and Equine Canada. Somers may be contacted via email at: marnie@horsescooops.com. Her Marketing Tips blog may be found at www.horsescoops.com/blog/

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AD INDEX 3D Simmentals.....................................................................32 3 Star Simmentals................................................................70 5 Corner Cattle.....................................................................69 Adair Ranch.........................................................................12 Alameda Agencies................................................................69 Beshears Simmentals...........................................................68 Big Hills Simmentals............................................................20 Big Sky Simmentals.............................................................44 BlackSand Cattle Company..................................................26 Black Diamond Simmentals.................................................62 Bonchuk Farms....................................................................4 Bouchard Livestock.............................................................34,70 Boynecrest Stock Farm.......................................................21 Brett McRae........................................................................56 Carberry Sandhills Consulting............................................69 City View Simmentals.........................................................63 Davis Livestock Services.....................................................70 Diamond M Ranch................................................................13 Double Bar D Farms............................................................51 Downey Farms.....................................................................17,69 Ellingson Simmentals..........................................................19 Erixon Simmentals...............................................................40,41 G-7 Ranch Seeds..................................................................70 Genetic Source Bull Sale......................................................42 Gordon Jones Simmentals....................................................8,9 High Bluff Stock Farm.......................................................50,70 Homestead T Simmentals.....................................................47 Jerry Kanewischer................................................................70 Joynt Cattle Services...........................................................22 Kopp Farms..........................................................................23 LaBatte Simmentals.............................................................29 M & J Farms........................................................................72 Manitoba Simmental Association........................................6 Maple Lake Stock Farm.......................................................57 Mar Mac Farms.....................................................................3 McMillen Ranching Ltd.......................................................58,59 More Bros.............................................................................16 Muirhead Cattle Co..............................................................35 Murray Chev Cadillac..........................................................69 Oakview Simmentals............................................................43 Pheasantdale/Highway 5......................................................14,15 Perkin Land & Cattle Co.....................................................2 Premium Beef Bull Sale......................................................60 Proudly Western Bull Sale...................................................55 R Plus Simmentals...............................................................49 Rebels of the West Bull Sale................................................65 Redpath Simmentals............................................................9 Regina Bull Sale..................................................................34 Rendezvous Farms..............................................................36,37 Saskatchewan Simmental Association................................71 Schweitzer Simmentals.......................................................27 Scott Tibble.........................................................................69 Sleepy Hollow Simmentals.................................................10 Spring Creek Simmentals...................................................24,25 Stockmans Agencies............................................................70 Sunville Simmentals............................................................18 Swan Lake Farms................................................................52 Swan Valley Veterinary Clinic.............................................70 Timberlind Auctions............................................................11 Transcon Livestock Services................................................70 Triple R Simmentals.............................................................45 Twin Brae Simmentals.........................................................70 Twin Chief Simmentals........................................................53 Weeks Simmentals................................................................12 Wheatland Cattle Co..............................................................30,31 WLB Livestock.....................................................................33 Workman Farms....................................................................61


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Wheatland Bull 680S x Wheatland Lady 742T

WW at 176 days-788 YW 1420 Scrotal 45 cm

Wheatland Stout 930W - 680S x Full Sib to 742T

Wheatland Lady 921W - Full Sib to 97X

$30/straw

Call us for details 1333 W. 600 N. Ridgeville, Indiana 47380

Bobby 765-717-4789 Kenny 765-993-3453 David 765-716-0599 Email: bobbydbeshears@gmail.com


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Allan, Jacquie, Ryan, Kyle and Beverly-Jean RED, BLACK AND FULLBLOOD SIMMENTAL BREEDERS

Coulter, MB Canada R0M 0G0 Located 1 1/2 miles from Canada-US border on hwy #83

Phone: 204-649-2260 Cell: 204-522-0838 Email: ajdowney@xplornet.com

Westin & Dana Hill Miami, MB

 Reds  Blacks  Fullbloods

204- 435-2585

Email: 5cornercattle@gmail.com For All Your Insurance Needs

Livestock - Farm - Commercial - Personal Lines

BONNIE THOMPSON Box 340, Alameda, SK S0C 0A0 Ph: 306-489-2258 Fax: 306-489-2053 Cell: 306-483-7311 E-mail: alamedaagencies@sasktel.net

SIMMENTAL FOCUS FTP SITE We encourage you to upload your photos and ads to our ftp site 1. access the site at ftp://simmentalfocus.ca/ 2. upload your file to “incoming” folder 3. Notify us with the name of your file

If you are having trouble accessing the site in your web browser, try downloading free ftp software (we use FileZilla) to solve the issue. It’s easy and it will save you time! Call for assistance, we are happy to help!

Scott Tibble

Order Buying & Ring Service Box 2471 Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0

204-734-0210 204-539-2570 shranch@xplornet.com


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TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS

JERRY KANEWISCHER AUCTIONEER

Auction and Ring Service Fullbloods, Purebred, Red and Black 3 miles east, 6.5 miles north of Inglis

The coffee is always on!

Box 250 Stirling, AB T0K 2E0

Barry & Glenda Chescu www.chescu.com

Ph (403)382-9374

(204)564-2509 Cell (204)937-7180 RR1, Inglis, MB Email: chescu@xplornet.com

Brian Bouchard Export/Import Marketing & Consulting Domestic Sales Consullting/Management & Order Buying Embryos*Live Cattle*Semen Export Qualified Semen Storage Facility Box 1409, Crossfield, AB CANADA T0M 0S0 Ph (403)946-4999 Fax (403)946-4919 cell (403)813-7999 e-mail: info@bouchardlivestock.com Website: www.bouchardlivestock.com

G-7 RANCH SEEDS Don Green

Box 575 Fisher Branch, MB R0C 0Z0

Davis Livestock Services Wilf Davis

* Marketing Consultant * Photography * Order Buying

P.O. Box 177 Douglas, Manitoba R0K 0R0 Ph (204)834-2479 Fax (204)834-3999 Have a herdbull problem? Give us a call

TSS

TSS

3 STAR Simmental

PH: (204)372-8801 Email: jdgreen@mts.net

Blacks & Reds

“Experienced advice for your Hyland seed corn & Northstar forage seed requirements in the northern Interlake”

GLEN & VERA OSBORN PHONE

(306)842-5723

Visitors Welcome

Box 423 Weyburn, SK S4H 2K3

Carman & Donna Jackson & Family toll-free 1-866-738-9211 email: jackson7@mymts.net CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL CATTLE *REGISTERED SEED GROWER

email:transcon@transconlivestock.com www.transconlivestock.com

Stockman’s Agencies Livestock Insurance Agents for over 40 years RR1 Box 57 Brandon Manitoba R7A 5Y1

403/638-9377 Box300, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0

JG cell: 403/556-5563 BW cell: 403/540-3084 GN cell: 780-542-0634 SM cell: 403-363-9973

Yearly-Short Term Mortality & Fertility Coverages Call us for details

Lois & Blair McRae 204-728-3058 cell 204-573-5192 marmac@inetlink.ca

Joyce Gordon 204-534-6554


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BULL & FEMALE SALE

FEBRUARY 11

Select Female Offering

2012 at the Ranch

“45 Two Year Old Bulls on Offer”

www.mjsimmentalangus.com

Box 1179, Russell, MB CA R0J 1W0

email: mjfarms@inetlink.ca Toll Free: 1-866-711-5495

Sale Day Phones: Miles-204-773-6275 Bonnie:204-773-0094 Jared:204-796-0999 Matt: 204-773-6055 Barn: 204-773-3279


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