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OCTOBER 2013

Canadian Publication Mail Product Agreement No. 40005367

Vol. 23 No. 4


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PLCC 6Z

R Plus Hard Rock x 680S ** Also selling twin sister **

PLCC 24Z

R Plus Hard Rock x WFL Commander Bred: Mader P Royal Arms

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IXE 1168Z

S: Ankonian Colossal Bred: Ellingson Beefmaker

IXE 1169Z

S: Ankonian Colossal Bred: Ellingson Beefmaker

Pretty Lady Entry

PLCC 73A

IXE 1178Z

680S x On Target

S: Ankonian Colossal Bred: Ellingson Beefmaker Also selling: PLCC 9Z- JF Milestone x On Target, PLCC 103Z- Colossal x Bodybuilder & Also selling 2 more Colossal bred heifers PLCC 347Z- Dr. Phil x Ellingson The Rock & 2 WXR 45X open heifers

PERKIN LAND & CATTLE CO. Darryl & Tanya & Family Elgin, MB (204) 769-2159

Darryl cell: 204-534-8137

CONRAY CATTLE CO. Connor Beech & Gayle McKay Pilot Mound, MB (204) 825-2140


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Winner of 2013 Edje Technologies

“Best Website Design of the Year” Award

www.bonchukfarms.com Dave Wayne Mel Amy 204-842-3706 204-842-3859 204-842-3383 204-773-6140 cell 204-773-0467 cell 204-796-0004


This issue we “focus” on: Down The Trail...................................................7 On The Roundup.................................................7 Ad Index.............................................................37 Birth Announcements.........................................8 MB Youth Beef Roundup...................................10 Wedding Announcements...................................12 T Bar C Cattle Co. Changes Hands.....................14 MSA Summer Show...........................................18 National YCSA Classic.......................................19 MB Youth Beef Roundup Scholarships..............22 SSA AGM News.................................................22 ASA New Board.................................................22 MB Youth Beef Roundup Scholarships..............22 2014 CSA AGM Tentative Schedule..................23 Simmental Reigns at Carman 4-H Rally.............24 CSA Board of Directors......................................24

SIMMENTAL FOCUS PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: ISSUE: NOVEMBER 2013 Mailed November 1 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10 ISSUE: DECEMBER 2013 Mailed December 1 DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10 ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2014 Mailed February 1 DEADLINE: JANUARY 10 ISSUE” MARCH 2014 Mailed March 1 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10 ISSUE: APRIL 2014 Mailed April 1 DEADLINE: MARCH 10 View SIMMENTAL FOCUS online @

www.gouldranch.ca and follow the link

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

On The Cover..........

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Sisters pose for a cover shot at Boynecrest Stock Farm, Stephenfield, MB. (Pix by BJ 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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Down The Trail.............

October 17-21 WLB Livstock Simmental Internet Heifer Sale October 28 Kopp Farms Dispersal Sale Amaranth, MB November 1 MLE Simmental Show, Brandon, MB November 2 National Trust Chapter VI Sale, Brandon, MB November 7 FarmFair National Simmental Show Edmonton, AB November 8 FarmFair Headliner All Breed Show & Sale November 9 Pembina Triangle Simmental Association Sale Cypress River, MB November 13 Agribition Show & Sale Regina, SK November 23 Spring Creek Simmentals 40th Anniversary Sale Moosomin, SK November 25 Harvest Hoedown Sale, Neepawa, MB November 28 Maple Lake Stock Farms Female & Prospect Sale Hartney, MB November 28 McCormack Family Ranch Genetic Expressions Sale Grenfell, SK December 2 The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Sale Lloydminster, SK December 3 35th Annual Keystone Konnection Sale Brandon, MB December 5 Simmsational Sale, Moose Jaw, SK December 9 Shades of the Prairies Sale, Brandon, MB December 13 Friday Night Lights Sale, Olds, AB December 14 Checkers & Fullblood Perfection Sales, Red Deer, AB (cont’d on page 26)

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......and we’re back!....howdy folks, how was summer....short and sweet huh....but lots of rain to keep the grass and crops growing, and by all accounts it has been a bumper crop everywhere....great to see......and lots of feed in the country this year which bodes well for cattle prices...one can only hope........ ........babies abound in the Simmental world, also great to see, details on page 8...congratulations to all the proud parents and grandparents...and some weddings too this summer, check page 12.......happiness everywhere!....... .......on that note, congratulations to Roland and Yvonne Dequier, Triple R Simmentals, Haywood, MB who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August.......time flies when yer havin fun!........... .........and speaking of big numbers, Belated Happy Birthday to Kelly Ferris, Boynecrest Stock Farm, Stephenfield, MB who celebrated a big one in May....yer only as old as you feel man.................. .........our thoughts and best wishes go to Owen Asworth and his family, Ashworth Farm & Ranch, Oungre, SK as he recovers from a motorcycle accident in August....... ........our sincere sympathies to the family of John Nickel, Kief, North Dakota who passed away in July after a long battle with cancer....many of you will remember John from his days at Bar 5, a super guy who always had a smile and time to visit..... ......congratulations to Manitoba’s own Fraser Redpath who was elected President of the Canadian Simmental Association at the annual meeting in Calgary in July.....been awhile since we’ve had a MB president in there.......we know you’ll do us proud........ ........the National YCSA Show was held in Okotoks in July and was a great success....and although I could not attend I kinda had representation....the capable mother-son duo who manned the concession and kept everyone fed on show day was my sister-in-law Laurel and nephew Matt......great job guys!........ ........lots of events coming up this fall so here’s hoping we all get the crop in and the calves weaned in time to attend some of them.......see you there........ Lois


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Congratulations to Scott & Rebecca Bohrson, Bohrson Marketing Services, Carstairs, AB on the birth of their baby girl, Gracie Brooklyn on May 30, 2013, 7 lbs. 1 oz.

Congratulations to Tyler & Holly Bonchuk, Bonchuk Farms, Solsgirth, MB on the birth of their baby boy Jase David September 16, 2013, 8 lbs 3 oz, 21.5” long.

Congratulations to Brad & Lauren Smith, Big Sky Simmentals, Treherne, MB on the birth of their baby boy, Nixon Mitchell August 5, 2013, 8 lbs 6 oz., 21” long.

Congratulations to Jennifer & Don Green, GSR Simmentals, Fisher Branch, MB on the birth of their baby boy, Garrett Michael, July 19, 2013, 7 lbs, 12 oz, 21” long. Proud big brothers Wade & Logan.

Congratulations to Amy & Trevor Peters, Big Sky Simmentals, Rivers, MB on the birth of their baby boy, Maverick Mathew Wayne August 12, 2013, 8 lbs 14 oz., 21” long. Proud big sisters Austyn & Kinley.

Congratulations to Jennalee & Mark Beutler, Scissors Creek Cattle Co. on the birth of their baby boy, Jace Hayden on May 21, 2013, 8 lbs 1 oz, 21” long. Proud big brother Ryder.

Pembina Triangle Bound!!! Check out these Females in Cypress River on November 9, 2013 Southam’s Adele 12A

Southam’s Blondie 24Z

Also consigning: 1 Bred HeiferTouchdownson x Colossal

 Pretty Lady Entry

KOP Touchdownson x Rapid Fire

1 Open HeiferBoynecrest Magnus x TNT Turbo Call for details

AI’d April 18 to Beefmaker, Exposed May 12-25 to Boynecrest Magnus

Muirhead’s Kramer x MRL Red Spyder

Rene Rouire Sharon Southam & family Box 91 Elm Creek, MB R0G 0N0

H: (204) 436-3013 C: (204) 745-8508

Email: rsrouire@mymts.net


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2013 MB Youth Beef Roundup A Success

SIXTH ANNUAL MANITOBA YOUTH BEEF ROUNDUP along with hosting the Canadian Junior Limousin Weekend was the largest Roundup to date. Six years ago Bert McDonald, Blair McRae and Lois McRae had an idea to initiate an All Breeds Junior Show in Manitoba, due to the rising costs of hosting individual events. They gathered reps of the Breed associations together to move forward. The response was very strong to try an All Breeds event that was not just a cattle show but emphasis on an educational weekend for all Young Cattle Producers. Enthusiasm has increased every year and in 2013 , our largest event yet. Seventy Seven of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta’s enthusiastic Junior Cattle Producers attended the 6th annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup August 2, 3, and 4th in Neepawa Manitoba. Excitement in the cattle industry brought out a top notch group of interested cattle producers and 111 Head of cattle. The cattle industry is in continuing to prosper when 1/3 of the members for the weekend were new to Roundup which is encouraging to see. The weekend started off with a Workshop Day on Friday consisting of workshops presented Hi Tensile Fencing (Grant House, Kane Vet Supplies), Artificial Insemination (Bert McDonald and Blair McRae) And Injections (Marshall McDonald). Saturday Members took part in several educational Competitions both individual and Team. Sunday, the members took part in Showmanship in the morning with Champion Pee Wee Showman- Carson Baker, Neepawa Reserve Brooklyn Hedley, Rapid City Champion Junior Showperson – Justin Carvey, Alexander; Reserve – Lauren McKee, Brookdale Champion Intermediate Showman-Dylan Oshanyk,Neepawa Reserve- Naomi Best,Harding Champion Senior Showperson- Braden Calvert, Carberry; Reserve- Justin Kristjansson, Forrest After Lunch were the Cattle Conformation classes with 111 head of cattle: Judges for the day were Darren Ippolito, Kisbey SK and Bill Campbell, Minto.

A strong group of PeeWee’s particpated in Roundup this year, proving that the future of the cattle industry is bright.

The Duck Dynasty crew competed in the Cookoff, one of the highlights of Roundup, where teams prepare a steak supper and create a theme. And they have just a little bit of fun! The Juniors ages 5- 25 enjoyed Weiner roasts, Quiz Bowl and game mixers along with the weekend. It is a great way for Juniors of all Cattle Breeds to work together, learn new skills, and meet new people. Thanks to everyone who attended, Judged, and sponsored our 6th Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup to make it a success. See you next year, and visit our facebook page Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup . Show Pictures can be viewed on www.grantspix.com or on our face book page. (cont’d on page32)


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October 17 to October 21 More Info Online @

www.wlblivestock.com

Selling 12 elite heifer calves - Blacks, Reds, and ½ bloods

See Catalog And Videos Online

WLB 437A - Hart Good Time/WLB Blowout 381T

WLB 420A - Hart Good Time/IPU Blk Label 156S

Born - Jan 30, 2013

Born - Feb 26, 2013

Heifers available for viewing anytime

WLB 351A - SV Force 47Y/Ellingson Rock

WLB 348A - SV Force 47Y/Wheaty 462P Born - April 1, 2013

Born - Feb 2, 2013

Offering Cow Makers & Trophy Takers

WLB 232A - WLB Bull 377W 360Y/PB Hereford F1 ½ Blood - Born - March 1, 2013

WLB 6A - WLB Bull 377W 360Y/PB Hereford F1 ½ Blood - Born - March 2, 2013

Find out more about the Sale Offering and the Sale Process .

Sale staff Wilf Davis - 204 841 0211 U.S. - Tom Biglieni - 417 827 8482

204 763 4697

204 729 7925

wlblivestock@inetlink.ca

This Sale Hosted By


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Congratulations to Travis & Lindsay Biglieni who were married on July 5, 2013 in Minnedosa, MB. Proud parents Bill & Nancy Biglieni, WLB Livestock, Douglas, MB.

Congratulations to Greg & Amanda Woychyshyn, Crest View Land & Cattle Co, who were married on July 20 on the farm near Minnedosa, MB. Proud parents Terry & Freda Woychyshyn & Arlene & Colin Kirkpatrick.

Congratulations to Ariel & Anthony Wilcox, Wilcox Simmentals, Treherne, MB who were married on July 13, 2013 in Winnipeg. Proud parents Pat & Tracey Wilcox.

2013 PEMBINA TRIANGLE SALE NOVEMBER 9th CYPRESS RIVER, MB

 FULL FLECK

 FULL FLECK

TRI-R LONDON 35Z

TRI-R PARIS 38Z

S:ALLM COLOSSAL 25U BRED : CHAMPS BRAVO APRIL 8 ( NO EXPOSURE)

S.ALLM COLOSSAL 25U BRED: CHAMPS BRAVO APRIL 04 ( NO EXPOSURE)

Roland & Rick Dequier (204) 745-3925 Cell (204) 771-0280

Box 1673 Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Email: rdequier@westmansteel.ca

JG (403) 556-5563 GN (780) 542-0634 CM (306) 365-8432 BW (403) 540-3084 DP (403) 323-3985


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Selling approx. 55 proven cows & 55 bred heifers

MBJ 40S

MBJ 9S

MBJ 72R

MBJ 33R

MBJ 73T

MBJ 23R

MBJ 6R

MBJ 5Z-hybrid

MBJ 3Z-hybrid

Please contact us for catalogues... Brian McCarthy & Family Box 467 Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 306-435-3590 cell: 306-435-7527 bmccarthy@rfnow.com www.springcreeksimmentals.com

Scott: 403-370-3010 Office: 403-940-3334 bohrsonmarketing@gmail.com


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T BAR C Cattle Co. Ltd. Looks To The Future

Ted and Mina Serhienko are pleased to announce the sale of T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. and Today’s Publishing Inc. to Chris Poley as of June 1, 2013. Chris Poley was born and raised on a mixed farm in Weldon, Saskatchewan. He has worked as a professional auctioneer, marketing purebred and commercial livestock for nearly two decades. In 1999, he purchased and operated the Tisdale Auction Market and after its sale, purchased and operated a successful livestock insurance company until 2007. Having worked with T Bar C Cattle Company, marketing cattle nationally and internationally, the transition is a natural progression. Ted and Mina will continue to be a part of the T Bar Team in a senior advisory capacity. T Bar C Cattle Company has been marketing purebred seed stock for over four decades and grown into a leader of full service, sale management. Today’s Publishing is one of Canada’s leading livestock publishing companies. It has matured into a one stop service center for all livestock producers fulfilling their custom print marketing requirements. Bryan Kostiuk remains as editor and publishes the Canadian Simmental Country, Limousin Voice, Today’s Angus Advantage and Hereford’s Today. T Bar C Cattle Co. (2013) Ltd. is excited to announce the addition of Shane Michelson to its marketing team. Shane was born and raised on a large mixed farm in Lipton, Saskatchewan. He, along with his wife Alaina, own and operate Michelson Land and Cattle and have raised and exhibited champions across Canada and the United States. Since 2009, Shane has actively marketed cattle across North America.

View catalog at www.marmacfarms.net

For information contact: Keystone Sale Management-Blair & Lois McRae 204-728-3058 email: marmac@inetlink.ca


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Boynecrest Abbey 35A

Boynecrest Miss Alex 13A

Sells @ Pembina Triangle

Sells @ Pembina Triangle

Boynecrest Adaline 71A Sells @ Pembina Triangle

Boynecrest Abella 54A

Boynecrest Addison 6A

Sells at the NATIONAL TRUST SALE November 2, 2013 Brandon, MB

Sells at the PEMBINA TRIANGLE SALE November 9, 2013 Cypress River, MB

REFERENCE SIRE: MCINTOSH PRIME 4Y

Boynecrest Tequila 79A

Boynecrest Abrielle 59A

Sired by Rolex Sells @ National Trust

Sired by Chumlee Sells @ Pembina Triangle

We also have Purebred and Commercial Heifer packages available, call for details.

Kelly & Elaine Ferris & Family Box 4 Stephenfield, MB R0G 2R0 Ph (204) 828-3483 Kelly (204) 745-7168 Nikki (204) 745-8849 Email: boynecreststockfarm@sdnet.ca

www.boynecreststockfarm.com


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CHAPTER VI NATIONAL TRUST NOV.2/13 35TH ANNUAL KEYSTONE KONNECTION SALE DEC.3/13

 National Trust

Jordana 4A Horned Full Fleck

S: Cherry Creek Carlsberg DS: Grinalta’s Extraordinaire

 National Trust

Ena 8A Polled Full Fleck S: Cherry Creek Carlsberg DS: Exodus

 Keystone Sale

Gates 10A Scurred Polled Full Fleck S: FGAF Barbossa DS: Champs Trilogy

 Keystone Sale

Emerson 40Z Horned Full Fleck S: CFPS Romulus 335S DS: Bar None Mainstream

 Keystone Sale

Sargent 7A Horned Full Fleck S: Champs Romano DS: DFM Marcus

 Keystone Sale

Sheraton 6A Horned Full Fleck S: Double Bar D Spitfire DS: Gidsco Appollo

 Keystone Sale

RHYS 2A Polled Full Fleck S: Crossroad Tuxedo DS: CEN Laredo


Cherry Creek Rapid Fire 45Z

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 National Trust

Double Polled Scurred Full Fleckvieh Male

Non-dilutor test results pending

ANDR 45Z BD: Oct.17/12 BW: 87 WW: Aug.20/13- 1145

Double Bar D Everest 103U Double Bar D Spitfire 20X Virginia Ms Treasure 4T DFM Marcus 14M Grinalta’s DP Phoenix 30P Grinalta’s Lela

Double Bar D Spitfire 20X

-tremendous muscle, long sided & wide topped -a great Marcus cow on the dam side -will sire the kind that will add pounds -weighed 1195 lbs at 10 1/2 mos of age -very dark chocolate body & legs to his black feet

Ed & Lynne Anderson Boissevain, MB PH 204-534-6096 Cell 204-534-7533

Grinalta’s DP Phoenix 30P

“Polled Horned Fullblood Fleckvieh Genetics at their Best”


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Manitoba Simmental Association Summer Show July 7, 2013 Carberry, MB Judge: Alex Jensen, Rumsey, AB

Champion Bull Calf, exhibited by Wilcox Simmentals, Treherne, MB

Reserve Champion Bull Calf, exhibited by Wilcox Simmentals.

Grand Champion Bull, exhibited by Wilcox Simmentals.

Champion Heifer Calf, exhibited by Twin Meadow Livestock, Treherne, MB

Junior Champion Female & Reserve Grand Champion Female, exhibited by Twin Oak Farm, Treherne, MB

Reserve Junior Champion Female, exhibited by Twin Meadow Livestock

YCS Show

Grand Champion Female, exhibited by Wilcox Simmentals, Treherne, MB

Champion Get of Sire, exhibited by Wilcox Simmentals, Treherne, MB (Pix by BJ photos)

Heifer Calf Class: 1-Mary Jane Robinson 2-Riley Geisler Yearling Heifer Class: 1. Mary Jane Robinson 2. Nikki Armstrong Junior Showmanship: 1.Mary Jane Robinson 2. Brooklyn Hedley 3.Sam deRocquigney Senior Showmanship: 1. Devon Manns 2. Riley Geisler 3. Taylor Carvey


A Bit of Fun at National YCSA Classic July 15-18 Okotoks, AB (Photos courtesy of Freelance Photo Graphics)

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Our farm has been sold, so with some apprehension and many reservations, we will be having a complete herd dispersal, including the herdbulls, at the farm on October 28, 2013. This will be your opportunity to buy into an established, successful and unique breeding program.

This is not just a herd of papered cows. This is a herd that will raise herdbulls and top-end replacement females year after year. In order for a cow to remain in our herd, she MUST produce a quality calf that meets our criteria. This cowherd has been built by buying the best herdbulls and the best females in the country over the last 25 years, and is now capable of producing the most powerful and consistent bulls & heifers in the Simmental industry.

Bull calves & open heifers will sell at our

10th Annual Bull & Female Sale Monday February 17, 2014 Check our website for updated pictures & videos!

www.koppfarms.com

Inquiries welcome. For more information or viewing of the cowherd, contact us anytime. Edmund, Pauline & Laura Steven, Amanda, Madison, Kailey & Alexa Box 41, Amaranth, MB R0H 0B0 PH: 204-843-2769 Fax: 204-843-4558 Edmund’s cell: 204-856-3064 Steven’s cell: 204-843-0090 Email: steven@koppfarms.com


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Red Enticer Moonshine

Radison

We would like to thank all our bidders and buyers of our 9th Annual Bull & Female Sale, 2013. Our success would not be possible without your continued support. We wish you all the best with your purchase(s). K Bar Livestock, MB* Zdan Farms, MB* Edward Zdan, MB* Otto & Corrine Kopp, MB* Kirby Law, MB* Greg Dunning, MB* Bar 7 Farms, MB* Lance Bonin, MB* Moffatt Farms, MB* Gary Baete, MB* Cory Nelson, MB Mike Garbor Farms, MB* Schweitzer Simmentals, MB* Kevin Baranuk, MB* EGC Simmentals, MB* Brian and Rhonda Olson, MB* Johnny Rushinka, MB* Dustin Rushinka, MB* Cameron Penny, MB* John Dueck, MB* David Dmyterko, MB* Craig Miller, MB* Geisler Cattle Co, MB* Richard Miller, MB C and T Reynolds Farms, MB* Harvie Ranching, AB* Kent Allison, MB Rod Savage, MB* Gary Michaluk, MB Norton Simmentals, AB Caleb Richardson, AB

W2 Farms, SK Craig & Chara Blair, SK Allan Barnard, SK* Percyview Farms Ltd, SK* Wall Simmental, SK Seven M Livestock, AB* Hand Hills Colony, AB* Vergriville Colony, AB* Mark Land & Cattle Co, AB* Skor Simmentals, AB Beechinor Bros Simmentals, AB* SILB Simmentals, AB* GB Farms, AB OVHF Simmentals, AB Jodi Hampton Simmental, AB T-F Simmentals, AB* Pioneer Simmentals, AB* Lazy Bar B Simmentals, SK Berts NR Simmentals, MB* Skyridge Farms, MB* Twin Brae Simmentals, MB* Dennis & Debbie Guillas, MB* Marc Laforest, PQ* Drew Don Simmentals, ON* David Remyk, ND* Cory Mack, ND* Robert Rath, ND* Ty Dewitz, ND* Larry Olson, ND* Boyd McManus, MB

*repeat buyer

Circle H Farms, ON Anton Kreutnes, MB* Ferme Gagnon, PQ* McManus Simmental, MB Corey P Desrochers, MB* Maurice H Desrochers, MB* Newdale Colony Ltd, MB* Sunville Simmentals, MB Circle M Farms, MB* Scott Seward, MB Carolus VanMeijl, MB* Michael Baete, MB Wayne Oliver, MB* Terry Dayholos, MB* Stanick Farms, MB Roland Kowalchuk, MB FDKL Charolais, MB McDonald Stock Farms, MB* Pateman Farms Ltd, MB* Laurie Backman, MB * Bruce Wallcraft, MB* Ja-Lyn Farms, MB* AWD Hoffus Farms, SK* Darren Seaman, SK Oberle Bros, SK* Soderglen Ranches, SK* Cyr Farm Inc., SK* Brett & Sherri Buckingham, SK* Sweetwater Ranch, SK* Jeremy Miller, MB


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MB Youth Beef Roundup Scholarships

L-R: Andrea Bertholet, Laura Horner, Justin Kristjansson, Ken Williams.

Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up is pleased to announce the two scholarship winners for 2013: Justin Kristjansson of Forrest and Laura Horner of Minnedosa. Justin has begun his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK. He was raised on a commercial cow calf operation and purchased his first purebred shorthorn at age thirteen. Justin has participated in Round Up since 2011 and believes the coming together of purebred breeders and commercial producers is a great way to strengthen the bonds necessary to keep the beef industry successful in Manitoba and develop the next generation of cattle producers in a way that will ensure the longevity of our industry. Laura has entered into her first year at Brandon University taking a Bachelor of Science in hopes of applying to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was raised on a commercial cow calf operation and enjoys showing cattle and volunteering at the local veterinary clinic. She has participated in Round Up since 2011 and states that Round Up has given her the opportunity to meet others that have the same interests as her. Laura enjoys working with the younger members to educate and encourage them to be part of the beef industry. The Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up Scholarship is funded by Manitoba breeders, producers and industry. Each year at the Annual Breed Meetings in January, we hold an auction to raise these funds for this scholarship. Tickets are auctioned off at $10 each to be drawn for the honours of having your farm or business name on the Round Up shirts the following year. Thank you to the supporters of last year’s auction to allow us to give these two very deserving young people each a $1000 scholarship. They are the future leaders of our industry!

Sam & Nathan deRocquigny, Bert’s NR Simmentals, Haywood, MB (left) were thrilled to finally receive their prize goat won in the MSA Goat Raffle. Assisting in the presentation at the MSA Show in Carberry were Dad Norbert, MSA President Everett Olson, Andrea Bertholet & Taylor Carvey. (Photo courtesy of Pam deRocquigny.)

Saskatchewan Simmental Association News

The Saskatchewan Simmental Association held their Annual General Meeting on August 1, 2013 in Prince Albert. Directors retiring from the board were Tim Scherger and Tara Fritz. New directors elected are Donna Asher and Sarah Delorme. The SSA $2000 Bull Promotion Draw winner was Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co., Barry Bielemy, Killam, Alberta. He purchased a bull from McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK.

Alberta Simmental Association Board New board members and executive elected at the Alberta Simmental Association Annual Meeting in June are: Ashley Anderson as President, Ryley Mader as Vice President, Rebecca Beechinor as treasurer, Jordan Deeg, Kyle Lewis, Brad Dundas, Andrea Smith, Duncan Pearson, Wade Hannah.


You’re Invited!

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CSA AGM & YCSA National Classic 2014 July 25 – 27

Elkorn Resort at Onanole, MB in the beautiful Riding Mountain National Park

Tentative Schedule of Events: Friday, July 25th:

AM: Block of tee times available at Clear Lake Golf Course www.clearlakegolfcourse.com 1 – 4 Cattle Tours 4 – 6pm Hospitality/Registration 8pm – Evening Mixer- Cruise Clear Lake on the Martese www.theclearlakemarina.com Saturday, July 26th: 8 – 11 am YCSA Move In/Registration at Erickson Fair Grounds 1 – 5pm YCS Quizzes 1 – 4pm CSA AGM at Elkhorn Resort www.elkhornresort.mb.ca 5:30 Cocktails 6:00 Dinner at Elkhorn Resort 7:00 Foundation Auction followed by a real Manitoba Social For those who aren’t interested in the meeting we’ve got lots of extracurricular planned including: Buffalo Compound Tour, a Clear Lake/Shopping tour, optional childcare for Saturday afternoon, etc. Sunday, July 27th: 8 – 5 YCS Show Erickson Fair Grounds


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Simmental Reigns at Carman 4-H Rally

Simmental steers rose to the top at the 2013 Carman District 4-H Interclub Rally, held July 11 in Carman, MB. Grand Champion Steer honors were awarded to Rayanne Dequier of Haywood, MB. Rayanne also won Champion Homegrown Steer.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer went to Rayanne’s brother, Patrick Dequier. Patrick’s steer also placed second in the carcass evaluation. Both steers are home-grown Simmentals. (Photos by Monique Dequier)

2013/2014 CSA Board of Directors

Back row: John Sullivan, David Milliner, Randy Mader (Second Vice President), Fraser Redpath (President), Wes Mack, Kelly Ashworth (First Vice President) Front row: Lacey Fisher, Maureen Mappin-Smith, Deanne Young.


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December 15 Fleckvieh Equation/Ultimate Red & Black Sales Red Deer, AB December 17 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB December 18 GJR Simmentals Complete Dispersal Saskatoon, SK December 20 Muirhead Cattle Co. Female Sale Saskatoon, SK December 21 Black Diamond Simmentals Dispersal Sale Virden, MB

Alberta Simmental Association Commercial Breeder Of The Year Trevor and Rodney Lyster

We are pleased to present this award to Trevor and Rodney Lyster from Mayerthorpe. Trevor and Rodney are brothers who, along with their wives, Lynn and Maria, farm together. Lyster’s run about 230 Simmental cross cows and farm close to 1000 acres. Lyster’s have been farming in the area since the late 1970’s and have been using Simmental bulls for as long as they have been farming. They currently run all Simmental bulls on their cowherd and Red Angus bulls on the heifers. Trevor and Rodney calve in February and most of the cows are bred before they head to summer pasture at Connor Community Pasture. Trevor and Rodney have marketed their steer calves directly to local feedlots for the last several years. Females are either kept for replacements or sold as replacements off of the farm. Lyster’s have a beautiful herd of Red Simmental cows where structural soundness, good udders, temperament, and productivity rule. They are very deserving of this award, as although they are very modest in regards to their herd, they are always ready to show you the cows and calves and talk Simmental. On behalf of the Alberta Simmental Association we’d like to say congratulations to Trevor and Lynn and Rodney and Maria and thank you for promoting the Simmental breed! (reprinted with permission from ASA website)

The Keystone Simmental Association sponsored a great meal after the MSA Summer Show in Carberry on July 7, complete with a tasty cake. Doing the honors for the cake-cutting was Mr. Archie Londry (centre), pioneer of the Simmental industry and a Manitoba treasure. Assisting were MSA President Everett Olson (left) and Keystone Assciation representative Jim Ransom. (Photo by Pam deRocquigney)

Jr. Cloverbud Jayci Jo Best exhibits persistence and grit in convincing her calf to have her picture taken at the Carman 4-H Rally. (Photo by Monique Dequier)

Friends, if your mailing address has changed or been updated, e.g. new postal code, or a box # or site # added, please send us the updated address. Canada Post will not deliver your copy of Simmental Focus without the correct address. Please check the mailing label on your copy, & contact us toll-free 1-866-374-3317 or email goulds@mymts.net to have your address corrected (particularly if it says General Delivery).


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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cypress River Arena, Cypress River, MB *Pretty Lady Jackpot Show 1:00 PM *Sale 2:00 PM Featuring 72 Lots: 42 Bred Females *30 Open Females ~Industry leading Red, Black & Fullblood genetics from reputable breeders

Judge the PRETTY LADY JACKPOT for a chance to WIN A HEIFER!

Stay for our famous post-sale supper! View catalog online at www.transconlivestock.com For information contact sale management or

Rick Dequier, President 204-745-3925 Sale Day Phone: 204-743-2130


Join us for the Pembina Triangle Association 33rd Edition Sale November 9, 2013 Cypress River, MB

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Delight MS Top Gun 37A

Delight Ms Renegade 117Z

Pretty Lady Entry

TNT Top Gun x Big Hills Iron Man 373W

Delight MS Renegade 317Z

BLCC Mr Renegade 87X x WKF Romeo 217W Bred: Oakview Hummer 18Y 6-May-13

BLCC Mr Renegade 87X x LFE Shackleton 306L Bred: WKF Romeo 217W 3-Apr-13 Delight Iron Maid 27Z

Big Hills Iron Man 373W x LFE Blaze’n Peppers 399G Bred: KOP Agassiz 31S 15-Apr-13

Gordon Delichte St. Alphonse, MB Ph: (204) 836-2116

Email: G.Delichte@gmail.com


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Nov.2/13 @ 2 PM Brandon, MB 3 open heifers

IPU Crosby 164Y x Remington Red Label

Nov.9/13 @ 1 PM

Nov.13/13 @ 7 PM

Cypress River, MB 4 open heifers

Regina, SK 2 open heifers

3D Full Throttle x Hooks Red Quorum

MRL Red Force 12U x MRL 141W

Look for these herdsires’ offspring this Fall!

WILC Showgun

IPU Crosby 164Y Kemnitz Simmentals Clint Robertson* Mike & Joey Bootsman (3) Larry & Lanyth Tober

Thank You to our 2013 Bull Buyers: Jerry Esau Doug LeBlonde Joseph Upgang (2)* *repeat buyer

Larry Funke* Donald Dutchak Kevin Webster (2) David & Cari Rhodes (2)

~~Also Select Open Heifers for sale by Private Treaty on the farm~~

Ernie & Betty Wilcox Anthony & Ariel Wilcox Treherne, MB H: 204-723-2735 C: 204-526-7183

Visit our website www.wilcoxsimmentals.com

Pat & Tracey Wilcox Treherne, MB H: 204-723-2386 Pat: 204-526-7060 Tracey: 204-723-0029 for more pictures, videos & info!


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*100 top-end bred heifers: Red, Black, Fullblood Simmental & Registered Red Angus *30 Fancy Simmental & Red Angus Commercial Heifers *100 solid productive & proven cowscalving January/February or April/May *All bred to industry-leading exclusive sires


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MB Youth Beef Roundup (cont’d from page 10) SIMMENTAL Class 1 Heifer Calves 1. Brooklyn Hedley, Rapid City 2. Jonathan Karsin, Elie 3. Emma Lee McLeod, Brookdale Heifer Calf Champion – Brooklyn Hedley Reserve heifer calf Champion – Jonanthan Karsin Class 2 Simmental Yearling heifers 1. Taylor Carvey, Alexander 2. Devon Manns, Austin 3. Brady McLeod, Brookdale Junior champion Female- Taylor Carvey Reserve Junior – Devon Manns

Participants get some pointers for the judging competition.

Class 3 Fall Simmental Female born in 2011 1. James Reid, Brandon 2. Gavin Reid, Brandon Class 3 Simmental Female born in 2011 with calf at side 1. Rylee Geisler, Ashern 2. Jonathan Karsin, Elie Class 4 Simmental Cow with natural calf 1. Brooklyn Hedley, Rapid City 2. Brady McLeod, Brookdale Senior Champion Female- Brooklyn Hedley Reserve Senior Champion Female – James Reid

Intermediate Showman Dylan Oshanyk with Judge Darren Ippolito.

Champion Simmental Female- Brooklyn Hedley Cow and Calf Reserve Champion Simmental female – Brooklyn Hedley, Calf Class 5 Simmental Bull Calves 1. Rylee Geisler , Ashern Champion Bull Calf- Rylee Geisler Roundup Committee 2013 - Chairperson, Lois McRae:Treas- Rilla Hunter, Bert McDonald, Blair McRae,Wenda and Naomi Best, Dillon Hunter, Albert and Samantha Rimke, Candace Johnston, Ken Williams, Andrea Bertholet,Vonda Hopcraft,Melissa McRae,Travis Hunter,Karen Williams and Tracy Pizzey


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Thank You to our spring buyers: Bill Helstrom, Lanigan, SK - 2 yr old QH stallion Jason Teeple, Emo, ON - package of open heifers

Blaine & Lois Gould

PH 204-745-3082 cell 204-745-7456

“At the ranch or on the web, your visit is always welcome!”

Home of Some Little Peppy

Quarter Horses Jo, BJ, Jayci Jo, Jackson & Jorja Best

PH 204-745-3255 cell 204-750-2350 RR#1 Box 100 Carman MB Canada R0G 0J0 #22077 Rd 36N gouldranch@mymts.net

Peppy San Badger x Doc Bar


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Web Design Print Advertising Catalogues Logo & Identity

Melissa McRae P: 204.728.3058 C: 204.573.9903 E: prairiepistoldesigns@gmail.com

AD INDEX

Alameda Agencies................................................................37 Bonchuk Farms.....................................................................4 Bouchard Livestock.............................................................38 Boynecrest Stock Farm........................................................15 Cherry Creek Farm..............................................................16,17 Conray Cattle Co..................................................................2 Davis Livestock Services.....................................................38 Delight Simmentals..............................................................29 Double Bar D Farms.............................................................33 Gordon Jones Simmentals.....................................................9 High Bluff Stock Farm.........................................................38 Jerry Kanewischer................................................................38 Keystone Livestock Services...............................................38 Keystone Simmental Association.........................................14 Kolton McIntosh..................................................................37 Kopp Farms..........................................................................20.21 M & J Farms........................................................................40 Manitoba Simmental Association.........................................6 Maple Lake Stock Farm......................................................27 Mar Mac Farms....................................................................3 MB Youth Beef Roundup....................................................34 McMillen Ranching Ltd......................................................31 McCormack Family Ranch.................................................35 Miracle Ranch Equipment..................................................37 Murray Chev Cadillac.........................................................37 Pembina Triangle Simmental Association...........................28 Perkin Land & Cattle Co.....................................................2 Prairie Pistol Designs...........................................................37 Saskatchewan Simmental Association.................................25 Southam Simmentals............................................................8 Spring Creek Simmentals.....................................................13 Swan Valley Veterinary Clinic.............................................38 Transcon Livestock Services................................................39 Triple R Simmentals.............................................................12 Twin Brae Simmentals.........................................................38 Twin Meadow Livestock......................................................30 Wilcox Simmentals...............................................................30 WLB Livestock.....................................................................11

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


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TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS Auction and Ring Service

Fullbloods, Purebred, Red and Black The coffee is always on!

JERRY KANEWISCHER AUCTIONEER

3 miles east, 6.5 miles north of Inglis

Box 250 Stirling, AB T0K 2E0

Barry & Glenda Chescu www.chescu.com

Ph (403)382-9374

(204)564-2509 Cell (204)937-7180 Box 139, Inglis, MB Email: chescu@xplornet.ca

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

PH: (204)372-8801 Email: jdgreen@mts.net “Experienced advice for your Hyland seed corn & Northstar forage seed requirements in the northern Interlake”

Carman & Donna Jackson & Family toll-free 1-866-738-9211 email: jackson7@mymts.net

CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL CATTLE *REGISTERED SEED GROWER

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

PIX BY BJ

Advertising & Sale Catalog Photography John (BJ) Best

RR#1 Box 100 Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Ph 204-745-3255 cell 204-750-4270 email: jjbest@mymts.net


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In conjunction with MB Livestock Expo

Sale Offering will feature: •Bred Females •Open Females •Bulls •Semen & Embryo Packages ~Elite Simmental genetics from breeders across Canada~ AGENDA: Friday, November 1 - MLE Simmental Show - 2:30 PM

Saturday, November 2 - National Trust Sale - 2:30 PM

For catalogs & information & a complete listing of upcoming sales visit

www.transconlivestock.com Or contact any of the Transcon team:

Jay Good 403-556-5563

Bob Wilson 403-540-3084

Glenn Norton 780-542-0634

Darren Paget 403-323-3985

Craig Mills 306-365-8432

Sandra Smith Kelly Richardson office 403-638-9377


mjfarms@inetlink.ca

Toll Free: 1-866-711-5495 Box 1179, Russell, MB CA R0J 1W0

www.mjsimmentalangus.com


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