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Bruce Holmquist General Manager Cell: 403-988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com

Barb Judd Office Manager Phone: 403-250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com

Margo Cartwright Marketing Coordinator Phone: 403-250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com

Kelly Richardson

Industry & Member Sevices Rep Cell: 403-559-6595 krichardson@simmental.com

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CSA Executive

President Fraser Redpath Mather, MB P/F: (204) 529-2560 C: (204) 825-7401 redsim2@gmail.com First Vice-President Kelly Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 456-2749 C: (306) 861-2013 jashworth@sasktel.net Second Vice-President Randy Mader Carstairs, AB P/F: (403) 337-2928 C: (403) 660-1123 rrmader@xplornet.com

CSA Directors

John Sullivan Kazabazua, PQ P/F: (819) 467-2713 Sullivan.simmentals@bell.net Wes Mack Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-4410 C:) 306) 421-1853 wkmack@signaldirect.ca

Lacey Fisher Amherst, NS P: (902) 661-0766 C: (506) 536-8454 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com Maureen Mappin-Smith Byemoor, AB P: (403) 579-2175 silversmithcattle@yahoo.com Deanne Young Breton, AB P/F: (780) 696-3643 C: (780) 542-0855 highcountry cattle@gmail.com David Milliner Dundalk, ON P: (519) 923-9188 dgmilliner@everus.ca

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684

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Alberta President Ashley Anderson Minburn, AB P: (780) 259-0093 ashleyandblair@gmail.com Office Contact Heather Saucier Airdrie, AB P: (403) 861-6352 F: (403) 948-2059 saucierh@telus.net Promotion / Fieldperson Chuck Groeneveld High River, AB P: (403) 938-7843 barnboss@telus.net

Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca

CSA Staff

Quebec Président Rosaire Cote. La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 info@simmentalquebec.ca

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Saskatchewan Manitoba President President Dave Erixon Darryl Perkin Clavet, SK Elgin, MB P: (306) 270-2893 P/Fax: (204) 769-2159 Secretary: Carolyn McCormack dperkin@westman.wave.ca P: (306) 697-2945 Secretary: Donalee Jones sasksimmental@yourlink.ca P: (204) 529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com Maritimes President Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Ralph Taylor P/F: (902) 895-2117

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com

CSA Breed Development Coordinator Jeff Hyatt P: (780) 492-6165 jhyatt@simmental.com Marketing Co-ordinator Margo Cartwright C: (403) 250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com Industry & Member Services Representative Kelly Richardson C: (403) 559-6595 krichardson@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com

Membership Announcements Congratulations

Lennon Grace Ford Congratulations to Laython and Kayley Ford on the birth of their little girl, Lennon Grace, on March 8th weighing 6lbs 9oz. It won’t be long before Champ Simmentals has another set of hands to help out.

Our Sympathies

Rob Starr - Miocene Simmentals, 150 Mile House, BC Rob Starr passed away suddenly in March, 2014. Rob was a proud third generation rancher; he grew up in the Cariboo and was an active 4-H member. After college he returned to 4-H as a beef leader, and volunteered for many organizations. At his passing, he was a director of the BC Simmental Association, Williams Lake Bull Sale and Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association. He was president of the Rose Lake Livestock Association. He was busy through the years volunteering on the Williams Lake Harvest Fair and he was often called on to organize the beef exhibits for special events. Rob was a great supporter and ambassador for the Simmental breed in British Columbia and will be missed by all who knew him. 4


From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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CSA Board and Committee meetings

he Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) recently completed its 2014 Spring Committee and Board meetings March 24th and 25th in Calgary. These meetings are a gathering of the CSA Board of Directors as well as appointed committee members and staff that participate in two days of intensive reporting, discussion and decision making that is part of the process of directing the business of your Association. During the Marketing and Promotion Committee meeting, Chairman Randy Mader lead the committee members through discussion on several new marketing ideas as well as a recap of the successes that were attained in 2013 through CSA promotion initiatives as well as the Simmental Country magazine. The magazine showed a small profit last year and continues to enjoy solid support from a key group of advertisers. While there continues to be support it is important to continue to build upon this foundation and as always there was discussion as to how we can increase our advertising base. The Breed Improvement Committee met immediately following the Promotion meeting and Chairman Kelly Ashworth lead the discussion on the agenda items regarding the improvement of Simmental genetics in this country. As we draw near to completion of our first round of Simmental Innovations research work, Sandy Russell and Jeff Hyatt provided financial reporting and updates on activities, as well as ideas in providing incentives to existing programming. The committee members also discussed the next steps in regard to the research that CSA has completed and the consideration of future initiatives to be led by the Association. The final day of meetings was the CSA Board of Directors meeting which is a full day of reporting and approving of recommendations from the previous day’s committee meetings as well as other CSA business. Two were of special interest during the board meeting, the first being the summary of the CSA strategic planning sessions that the CSA board and staff participated in during the past year. Through those sessions a new mission statement was adopted for the Association. The CSA’s mission statement is as follows: To be a leader in the cattle industry through innovative marketing, technology, programs and services while expanding Canadian Simmental genetics worldwide.

A vision for the Association was also developed by the CSA Board in these sessions. The vision statement that will guide the CSA is: To lead the cattle industry by providing member-driven services and innovative technologies through the strength of our diverse breed and our programs. In an effort to assist the Association in following our mission and vision the Board developed guiding principles. The guiding principles that were approved for the CSA are: 1. The CSA will improve membership engagement (including YCSA) through more effective communication and encourage, educate and support the YCSA program. 2. The CSA will continue research and development with a focus on strategic partnerships to keep the Association in the forefront. 3. The CSA will have clear annual goals and reporting that allows the Association to be accountable to the members. Your Directors and staff worked collectively to establish the mission statements, vision and guiding principles and now have a very sound set of guidelines to reference as we work collectively to move the CSA forward. As was noted in the guiding principles, the YCSA is a very important program within the CSA. The second notable piece of business that was presented to the Board was a third party review of the YCSA program which was recently completed. The directors received a final report of the review which outlined some key strengths as well as some weaknesses of the youth programing that were identified. The report also included strategic recommendations as to how best to move forward in growing the YCS program. The report was adopted in principal by the Board of Directors and will be of great value to the CSA as we focus on ways to build and improve our youth programming. The recent Committee and Board meetings were very successful as many accomplishments have been realized in the past year. The Board of Directors provided clear direction on how the Association should move forward and build upon these successes in the areas of promotion and marketing of the breed, breed improvement and youth programming. Your directors and staff continue to work tirelessly to ensure it continues to focus on providing member-driven services as well as being a leader in the Canadian cattle industry.

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Appuye sur le poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur Général, Association Simmental Canadienne

Réunions des comités et du conseil d’administration de l’ASC

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es réunions du printemps 2014 des comités et du conseil d’administration de l’Association Simmental du Canada ont eu lieu les 24 et 25 mars derniers à Calgary. Ces réunions ont représenté une occasion privilégiée de rencontre, où les directeurs du conseil d’administration, les membres des comités et le personnel de l’association ont participé à deux journées intensives de discussions, d’étude de divers rapports et de prise de décisions, le tout faisant partie intégrale de la gestion des affaires courantes de votre association. Lors de la rencontre du comité de promotion et de publicité, le président Randy Mader a animé les discussions concernant plusieurs nouvelles idées promotionnelles, et on a effectué une rétrospective des réussites obtenues en 2013 par plusieurs projets de promotion de l’ASC et la revue Simmental Country. La revue a dégagé un léger profit l’année dernière et nous pouvons toujours compter sur le support essentiel d’un important groupe d’annonceurs. Malgré tout, il importe de poursuivre sur cette lancée et, comme d’habitude, nous avons tenté d’identifier de nouvelles façons d’élargir davantage notre public cible. Immédiatement après la réunion du comité de promotion, le président du comité d’amélioration génétique Kelly Ashworth a animé les discussions prévues à l’ordre du jour, lesquelles concernaient l’amélioration de la race Simmental au Canada. Alors que nous approchons de la fin de la première phase du projet de recherche et d’innovations de la race Simmental, Sandy Russell et Jeff Hyatt ont ainsi présenté des rapports d’activités et financiers, en plus de soumettre certaines suggestions touchant nos programmes courants. Les membres du comité ont également discuté de la suite des choses concernant ce projet de recherche complété par l’ASC et ils ont considéré d’autres opportunités de projets futurs à être mis de l’avant par l’association. Lors de la dernière journée de réunions, le Conseil d’administration de l’ASC a consacré la journée à discuter des affaires de l’association et à approuver les recommandations provenant des comités. Deux dossiers furent particulièrement d’intérêt, notamment le rapport sommaire de planification stratégique, développé par le Conseil et le personnel de l’ASC lors de quelques sessions de travail au cours de la dernière année. L’association a ainsi approuvé un nouvel énoncé de mission de l’ASC, lequel se définit comme suit: Être un meneur de l’industrie bovine grâce à des programmes et des services innovateurs en matière de technologie et de promotion, tout en favorisant l’expansion de la génétique Simmental canadienne partout dans le monde.

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Lors de ces sessions de travail, le Conseil d’administration de l’association a également élaboré une vision pour le futur. Ainsi, la vision guidant l’association est : Grâce à la diversité présente dans notre race et à ses programmes, mener l’industrie bovine en offrant des services et de nouvelles technologies destinés à ses membres. Afin d’aider à la mise en place par l’association de cette mission et de sa vision, le Conseil a élaboré des principes directeurs. Ceux-là ont été approuvés par l’ASC et sont les suivants : 1. Grâce à une communication mieux ciblée, l’ASC améliorera l’implication de ses membres (y compris les jeunes de l’AJES), en supportant et en encourageant les programmes des JESC. 2. Pour conserver sa position de premier plan de l’association, poursuivre les activités de recherche et de développement, en privilégiant les partenariats stratégiques. 3. L’association aura des objectifs annuels, devra fournir des comptes-rendus et être redevable envers tous ses membres. Vos administrateurs et le personnel de votre association ont travaillé ensemble afin de mettre en place les énoncés de notre mission, notre vision ainsi que les principes directeurs, lesquels nous offre un cadre de référence venant guider les progrès futurs de l’ASC. Tel qu’il y apparait dans les principes directeurs, l’association des jeunes éleveurs Simmental canadiens (JESC) constitue un important programme au sein de l’ASC. Incidemment, le conseil d’administration a procédé lors de sa dernière séance à l’étude d’une analyse du programme des JESC, laquelle fut réalisée dernièrement par une tierce partie externe. Ainsi, les administrateurs ont reçu et étudié le rapport final de cette analyse, présentant les forces importantes ainsi que certaines lacunes identifiées dans le programme des jeunes éleveurs. On retrouvait également dans ce rapport une série de recommandations stratégiques liées à la croissance future du programme des JESC. Le conseil d’administration a approuvé les principales conclusions de ce rapport et celui-ci s’avèrera très utile à l’ASC alors qu’on désire consolider et améliorer les programmes pour nos jeunes éleveurs. Ces réunions de nos comités et du Conseil d’administration ont été couronnées de succès, grâce à une dernière année fructueuse en termes d’activités. Le conseil d’administration nous a clairement indiqué les orientations futures devant paver la voie au succès de notre association, qu’il s’agisse de nos efforts de promotion et de publicité, de l’amélioration génétique de la race et des programmes pour nos jeunes éleveurs. Vos administrateurs et votre personnel poursuivent leur travail acharné afin de vous offrir des services répondant à vos besoins et demeurer les meneurs au sein de l’industrie bovine canadienne.


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ver the past three years the Canadian Simmental Association has embarked on an aggressive genomic research strategy and there have been many partners who have supported the Association’s efforts; one of the strongest supporters from the very beginning has been Andy Hofer and the Spring Creek Hutterian Brethren. The Spring Creek Colony was established in 1956 at Walsh, Alberta and although their colony headquarters are located in Saskatchewan they are truly a biprovincial operation with a land base that is spread along the Saskatchewan/ Alberta border. The Colony consists of a mixed operation of grain, beef cattle, hogs, poultry and dairy. They are calving 950 females this year including 170 heifers that were all artificially inseminated to the same bull; these heifers began calving in February and the cows started in March. Andy Hofer is the Spring Creek Colony cow-boss, having taken over the responsibility for the cow herd in 1995-1996 and at which time he began to integrate Simmental genetics into the herd to improve upon the existing continental base that existed from other breeds. Through making this change he decreased the average size of the cows in the herd while at the same time increasing the weaning weights of their calves. Simmental genetics have worked extremely well in their program, “All of our land is ‘cow friendly’ with fenced land so that they can be turned out to stubble graze after harvest is complete.” Andy noted, “We have an efficient cow herd and typically do not start feeding full time until about 6 weeks before calving.” Spring Creek Colony continues to use Simmental genetics in their program due to the breed’s strong maternal traits that also produce top performers in the feedlot. Spring Creek Colony has predominantly been involved in supplying cattle for the feed efficiency portion of the Simmental Innovations project conducted at the University of Guelph. Typically Spring Creek Colony finishes the majority of their cattle in their own feedlot

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however they welcomed the opportunity to measure some of the calf crop for relative feed efficiency; while accessing performance, carcass and meat quality data. Andy sees this data as being a key factor for the future of the beef industry and the success of Spring Creek Colony as he can begin to more accurately identify genetics that produce cattle that are more profitable. He feels it is very important for producers to be willing to adopt these tools into their program as they work to select sires that will improve their herds overall with improved predictability. With that, he sees genomic information as an essential tool for commercial producers to have when selecting those desirable herd sires. Andy stated “Through genomics, producers will be able to identify genetics that are going to be more profitable in areas of feed efficiency and meat quality while also identifying cows that stay in the herd longer; all key economic drivers in any profitable herd.” For Andy Hofer and Spring Creek Colony, it has been a great opportunity to work with the CSA in supplying some of the cattle for the Simmental Innovations project. Andy states, “DNA technology is an important tool for us to have in our tool box in the future as feed efficiency is an integral part of any cattle program and is a key area to focus on. There is tremendous potential for genomics as we move into the future.” Spring Creek Colony will continue to strive for phenotypically superior cattle that possess the ability to make money for themselves and their customers. This will be accomplished through traditional selection practices that are enhanced by the science of genomics. Knowing what your herd is producing and who those top producing animals really are has always been key to successful beef cattle operations. This is now becoming easier due thanks to the work that the Canadian Simmental Association is doing in conjunction with progressive herds such as Spring Creek Colony.


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’Association Simmental du Canada s’est investie au cours des trois dernières années dans une stratégie majeure de recherche en génomique, lesquels efforts de l’Association ont d’ailleurs été appuyés par plusieurs partenaires; notamment Andy Hofer et la Colonie des Huttérites de Spring Creek qui ont été d’importants supporteurs depuis le tout début du projet. La Colonie Spring Creek fut fondée en 1956 à Walsh en Alberta et, bien que leurs quartiers généraux soient situés en Saskatchewan, ils constituent réellement une ferme présente dans les deux provinces, avec des terres agricoles s’étendant le long de la frontière entre l’Alberta et la Saskatchewan. La ferme de la Colonie est une entreprise diversifiée, soit dans la production de céréales, de bovins de boucherie, de porcs, de volailles, ainsi qu’en production laitière. Un total de 950 femelles de boucherie vêlera cette année, incluant un groupe de 170 primipares ayant toutes été inséminées avec la semence du même taureau. Ces taures à leur premier veau ont commencé à vêler en février 2014, tandis que les vêlages des vaches ont débuté en mars. Andy Hofer est le responsable du troupeau de la Colonie Spring Creek, celui-ci ayant accepté la responsabilité de la gestion du troupeau en 1995-1996. Dès lors, il a introduit la génétique de race Simmental dans le cheptel afin d’améliorer les sujets présents issus d’autres races continentales. Ce virage lui a permis de réduire la charpente moyenne des vaches, tout en ayant favorisé une augmentation du poids au sevrage chez les veaux. Les lignées Simmental ont été faciles à introduire dans leur programme, “Notre terre est propice aux vaches de boucherie, étant entièrement clôturée, ce qui nous permet de faire pâturer les chaumes de céréales lorsque les récoltes sont terminées. ” Andy précisait d’ailleurs, “Nos vaches sont très efficaces et, en règle générale, on commence à les alimenter totalement lorsqu’elles sont rendues autour de six semaines de leur vêlage. ” La Colonie Spring Creek a poursuivi l’utilisation de la génétique Simmental, surtout en raison des très bonnes qualités maternelles de la race et de leurs performances de croissance en engraissement. La Colonie Spring Creek s’est impliquée au niveau du projet de recherche et d’innovations de la race Simmental mené à l’université de Guelph, en fournissant des bovins utilisés principalement pour la phase des essais touchant l’efficacité alimentaire. La majorité des bovins de la Colonie Spring Creek est habituellement alimentée jusqu’à la finition dans leur propre parc d’engraissement. Toutefois, ils ont saisi l’opportunité d’effectuer des mesures d’efficacité alimentaire

résiduelle sur une partie de leurs bovins, ce qui leur a permis d’obtenir des données sur les performances, les carcasses et la qualité de la viande. Andy estime que ces données sont essentielles pour l’industrie bovine du futur, ainsi que pour contribuer au succès de la Colonie Spring Creek, alors qu’il peut dès maintenant identifier des lignées qui permettront de produire des bovins plus rentables. De plus, il juge important que les éleveurs démontrent une ouverture à utiliser ces nouveaux outils dans leur programme d’élevage, en sélectionnant des taureaux qui favoriseront une amélioration de leur troupeau avec une précision accrue. En fait, il considère l’information génomique comme étant un outil essentiel pour les producteurs commerciaux lorsqu’ils sélectionneront des taureaux reproducteurs possédant un profil désirable. Andy indiquait également, “avec les données génomiques, les producteurs bovins seront en mesure d’identifier des lignées génétiques plus rentables en terme d’efficacité alimentaire et de qualité de la viande, tout en identifiant des vaches qui resteront plus longtemps dans les troupeaux; ceux-là possédant tous une importance économique pour un troupeau visant la rentabilité.” Cela a constitué une belle opportunité pour Andy Hofer et la Colonie Spring Creek de collaborer avec l’ASC en fournissant certains des bovins utilisés dans le projet de recherche et d’innovations de la race Simmental. Andy mentionne, “les technologies d’analyse de l’ADN nous fournissent des outils importants qu’on devra avoir dans notre coffre d’outils du futur, compte tenu par exemple que l’efficacité alimentaire est une composante intégrale et majeure de tout élevage bovin. La génomique nous ouvre un extraordinaire potentiel pour le futur.” La Colonie Spring Creek va continuer de sélectionner des bovins phénotypiquement supérieurs et qui contribueront à favoriser leur rentabilité et celle de leurs clients. Cela se réalisera en partie par les pratiques traditionnelles de sélection génétique, les quelles seront appuyées par la science de la génomique. Depuis toujours, la connaissance plus précise de la productivité d’un troupeau et celle de ses meilleurs sujets constitue un facteur clé de réussite pour n’importe lequel troupeau de bovins de boucherie. Ceci devient de plus en plus facile grâce aux travaux entrepris par l’Association Simmental du Canada, en collaboration avec des élevages progressifs tels que celui de la Colonie Spring Creek.

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Breed Improvement

Performance Data is still King Jeff Hyatt – CSA Breed Development Coordinator

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he bull sales for 2014 are wrapping up, the dust has settled and you have a new herd sire or two. Much work was put into finding which young bull was going to compliment and benefit your herd; it’s not a decision to be made lightly. A part of this decision was made using numbers, whether those were birth weight, scrotal circumference, adjusted weaning weight/yearling weight or EPDs. This information was collected and submitted to the CSA so breeders and commercial producers alike could make informed decisions. As the CSA implements genetically enhanced EPDs in the Fall 2014 Genetic Evaluation, I’ve heard the question regularly, “If I genetically test an animal, do I still have to measure and submit performance data?” The answer is YES. Performance data is more important than ever. When making predictions with genetic tests, there has to be high accuracy animals used to make the predictions with and to validate against. Basically, if we have performance data on a lot of progeny from a sire or dam, we can use that data to find out what their genetic potential is, such as a high weaning weight or a low birthweight. Once we know the genetic potential with the data, we can use this information to predict what DNA markers effect what traits and by how much. The more animals with performance data, the better the prediction is. Since genetic testing is a new technology, especially in beef cattle, we don’t know all of the markers that affect the genetic potential so the more performance data the more we can discover markers that effect traits. Aside from genetic testing, it is very important to submit performance data on all of your calves. The reason being that when EPDs are calculated,other herds using the same or related sires to yours submit data and this data is used to nullify the environmental effects of your ranch/ farm. If you were to take the genetic potential from every

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progeny a sire ever had, and there were enough, the average of that genetic potential would be the same as the genetic potential of the sire (a sire’s genetic potential for BW is +3.9, the progeny average would be +3.9 given enough progeny). For example, herd (MNO Cattle Co.) consistently has weaning weights that are 30 lbs. higher than XYZ Livestock with a similar breeding program but lives in the next province. MNO Cattle Co. submits performance data on all their calves, but XYZ Livestock submits data only on the calves they are going to register (50% in this situation). To take the environmental effect (±30 lbs. weaning weight) out of the performance data, the range of performance of the sire group would be compared between the two herds. The highest weaning weight animals from each herd would be provided similar EPDs for the sire portion and the same thing would happen for the lowest weaning weight animals. Since MNO Cattle Co. submitted performance data for all calves, the lowest weaning weight animal is truly the smallest animal at weaning. However since XYZ Livestock only submitted data on their registered animals the lowest weaning weight animal likely isn’t the smallest of all their calves at weaning; since this is all the data that the genetic evaluation has to go on, their smallest calf with data is provided a similar ww EPD as MNO Cattle Co.’s smallest calf. In figure 1 there is a comparison of what would happen if XYZ were to only submit data on their registered animals and what would happen if they were to submit data on all of their calves. For this example the sire that both breeders are using is wELL HOUSE KESTREL who has a weaning weight that is at the current breed average (+66.5). For this example, all of his calves’ genetic potential fall between 25% and 75% and that calves are selected solely on their weaning weight.


In figure 1, MNO’s registered cattle are in blue and XYZ’s registered are in yellow. Non registered cattle with submitted data are in red. MNO selects the top 50% of their calves for bulls and replacements heifers based on weaning weight, and submit data on all of the calves, the bottom of their registered calves (MNO 50B) is at 50th percentile. MNO’s non-registered animals range from 50% to 75% because we have data on all the calves and know the weakest animal (MNO 100B) in the sire group. In the second line, XYZ has only submitted data on their registered calves, so XYZ 50B (their smallest registered calf) looks like the smallest of the whole herd, and so it is assumed his genetic potential is at the bottom of KESTREL’s genetic potential for his progeny, which would be equal to the smallest calf in MNO’s herd (MNO 100B). XYZ’s smallest calf isn’t just underestimated; every calf with the exception of XYZ’s top weaning weight calf (XYZ 1B) is underestimated. The average registered calf within XYZ’s herd looks similar to the average of MNO’s whole calf crop, which would be the bottom of MNO’s registered calf crop. When data is submitted for all of their calves, XYZ 50B looks similar to that of MNO 50B like in the third line.

A very common comment is that you can mess with EPD’s. Although this is true, there are checks and balances in the system and it is only to the detriment of your numbers. As you can see above, not submitting your whole herd discounts your registered calves. By sending in incorrect performance, you may make one calf look better, but at the detriment of all of the other calves below the incorrect calves’ data (it underestimates them all). As well if incorrect data is submitted for all calves, this would be compensated for by environmental effects. So by submitting correct data and on your whole herd, you are assisting in correct estimation of an animal’s potential. By sending in incorrect information or only a subset of your calves’ data, you would be ensuring that a sire is underestimated and this could be the difference between identifying the next great AI sire and snipping and shipping him. CSA members are some of the best cattle breeders in Canada and the world, and making informed decisions with correct information is going to be beneficial for the whole of the CSA membership and the Canadian cattle industry.

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Amélioration de la Race

L’importance des données de performance Jeff Hyatt – Coordonnateur de l’amélioration de la race à l’ASC

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es ventes de taureaux du printemps 2014 sont terminées, la poussière est maintenant retombée et vous avez probablement fait l’achat d’un nouveau taureau. Vous avez fait vos devoirs afin de trouver le jeune taureau qui viendra améliorer votre troupeau; ce qui n’est vraiment pas une décision à prendre à la légère. Pour prendre votre décision, vous avez certainement étudié différents chiffres, qu’il s’agisse du poids à la naissance, de la circonférence scrotale, des poids ajustés au sevrage et à un an, des EPD. Toutes ces informations avaient été recueillies et transmises à l’ASC, permettant ainsi aux éleveurs de race pure et aux producteurs commerciaux de pouvoir prendre des décisions plus éclairées. En lien avec le fait que l’ASC diffusera les premiers EPD améliorés génétiquement dans son évaluation génétique de l’automne 2014, on m’a souvent posé la question suivante: “Est-ce que je devrai encore mesurer et soumettre des données de performance si je fais tester un animal par la génomique”? La réponse est OUI. Les données de performance sont plus importantes que jamais. En fait, si on veut faire des prédictions à partir du testage génomique, il faut que des sujets possédant une évaluation très précise soient utilisés pour générer ces prédictions et pour les valider. De manière pratique, si on possède des données de performance sur un groupe de descendants provenant soit d’un taureau ou d’une vache donnée, on pourra employer ces données pour déterminer leur potentiel génétique, tel que par exemple un poids plus élevé au sevrage ou un faible poids de naissance. Une fois qu’on connait le potentiel génétique estimé à partir des données de performance, on peut utiliser ces informations afin de prédire quels marqueurs d’ADN influencent certains caractères spécifiques et à quel niveau. Plus on aura de sujets avec des données de performances et meilleures seront les prédictions obtenues. Étant donné que le testage par la génomique est une technologie relativement nouvelle en production bovine, on ne connait pas tous les marqueurs ayant un effet sur le potentiel génétique. Il est donc important d’utiliser le plus de données de performance possible si on veut découvrir de nouveaux marqueurs influençant d’autres caractères d’importance économique. En plus de leur utilité par rapport au testage génomique, il demeure très important de soumettre les données de performance sur tous vos veaux. En fait, quand on calcule les EPD, d’autres troupeaux utilisant les mêmes taureaux que vous ou des taureaux apparentés vont également soumettre des données de performance, lesquelles seront comparées entre elles afin d’annuler les effets environnementaux reliés

avec votre ferme ou votre ranch. Si vous pouviez obtenir le potentiel génétique de chacun de l’ensemble des descendants d’un taureau, et en supposant qu’il y en est suffisamment, la moyenne du potentiel génétique de la progéniture serait égale à celle du taureau donné (en supposant qu’on a assez de descendants, et que le potentiel génétique d’un taureau pour le poids de naissance est de 3.9, la moyenne du potentiel génétique de ses descendants serait aussi égale à 3.9). Par exemple, les poids au sevrage du Troupeau MNO sont constamment 30 lb plus élevés que la Ferme XYZ, laquelle est localisée dans la province voisine tout en utilisant un programme d’élevage semblable. Le Troupeau MNO soumet des données de performance sur l’ensemble de ses veaux, alors que la Ferme XYZ ne soumet que les données des veaux qu’elle fera enregistrer (50 % des veaux pour cette hypothèse). Afin d’exclure les effets environnementaux des données de performance (±30 lb en terme de poids au sevrage), on comparera le niveau de variation des performances des veaux des deux troupeaux issus du même taureau. On attribuera ensuite des EPD semblables (portion paternelle) aux sujets de chaque troupeau possédant les poids de sevrage les plus hauts et on suivra le même principe chez les animaux démontrant les poids au sevrage les plus faibles. Puisque le Troupeau MNO avait soumis les données de performances chez tous ses veaux, le sujet possédant le poids au sevrage le plus bas sera réellement l’animal le moins pesant au sevrage. Par contre, compte tenu que la Ferme XYZ n’a soumis que les données provenant des sujets retenus pour l’enregistrement, l’animal ayant le plus faible poids au sevrage ne sera pas le moins pesant au sevrage parmi tous leurs veaux. Et, comme il s’agit des seules données pouvant être utilisées lors de l’évaluation génétique, leur veau le plus léger au sevrage se verra attribuer le même EPD du poids au sevrage que le plus petit veau du Troupeau MNO. On retrouve dans la figure 1 une comparaison entre ce qui pourrait arriver si la Ferme XYZ décidait de soumettre seulement les données de performance de leurs animaux enregistrés ou bien si elle transmettait plutôt les données de performance de tous leurs veaux. Dans cet exemple, le taureau utilisé par les deux éleveurs est “wELL HOUSE KESTREL”, dont l’EPD du poids au sevrage est égal à la moyenne actuelle de la race (soit +66.5). De plus, pour les fins de cet exemple, le potentiel génétique de tous ses veaux se situe dans un écart compris entre 25 % et 75 %, et les veaux sont sélectionnés uniquement par rapport à leur poids au sevrage. continuer sur page 18


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Dans la figure 1, les sujets enregistrés du Troupeau MNO sont identifiés en bleu, alors que les sujets enregistrés de la Ferme XYZ sont en jaune. Les sujets non enregistrés pour lesquels des données sont soumises apparaissent en rouge. Le Troupeau MNO sélectionne ses jeunes taureaux et ses génisses de remplacement parmi le premier 50 % selon le poids au sevrage, il soumet des données de performance de tous ses veaux et le sujet enregistré classé au percentile 50 % est l’animal MNO 50 B. Les sujets non enregistrés du Troupeau MNO se situent entre 50 % et 75 %, car nous avons des données pour tous les veaux et nous connaissons l’animal le plus faible de ce groupe et qui est issu du même taureau (soit MNO 100 B). Sur la deuxième ligne, la Ferme XYZ a soumis des données pour tous ses sujets enregistrés, ce qui fait en sorte que le sujet XYZ 50 B (le veau enregistré le plus petit) apparait être le veau le moins pesant du troupeau complet. En conséquence, on assume alors qu’il se situe au plus bas niveau du potentiel génétique de la progéniture du taureau KESTREL, ce qui serait aussi équivalent au plus petit veau du Troupeau MNO (MNO 100 B). Le plus petit veau de la Ferme XYZ n’est pas le seul à être sous-estimé; chacun des veaux, à l’exception du veau le plus pesant de la Ferme XYZ (XYZ 1B), est sous-estimé. Le veau enregistré considéré moyen de tout le troupeau de la Ferme XYZ semble être égal à la moyenne de tous les veaux du Troupeau MNO, ce qui correspond aussi au veau enregistré le moins lourd des veaux enregistrés du Troupeau MNO. Lorsque des données sont soumises chez tous les veaux, le veau XYZ 50 B apparait équivalent au veau MNO 50 B de la troisième ligne.

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On entend souvent des commentaires à l’effet que les EPD peuvent venir mêler les cartes. Bien que cela puisse être en partie vrai, les systèmes de calcul des EPD incluent plusieurs vérifications et ajustements, et ceux-là peuvent plutôt influencer vos données négativement. Tel qu’on peut le constater avec l’exemple ci-haut, en ne transmettant pas les données de tous les sujets du troupeau, cela vient donc désavantager les veaux enregistrés. De plus, en soumettant des données de performance incorrectes, vous feriez en sorte qu’un veau donné pourrait paraître beaucoup mieux, tout en défavorisant tous les autres veaux possédant des performances inférieures aux données de ces veaux soumises incorrectement (en fait, ils seraient tous sous-estimés). De la même manière, lorsque des données incorrectes sont transmises pour tous les veaux, celles-là seront également ajustées par rapport aux effets environnementaux. En conséquence, en transmettant à l’association des données fiables chez tous les sujets de votre troupeau, vous contribuerez ainsi à l’obtention d’estimés plus précis du potentiel génétique d’un animal. Par contre, en soumettant des données incorrectes ou encore seulement une partie des données de performance disponibles sur votre groupe de veaux, vous pourriez faire en sorte que le potentiel d’un taureau donné sera sous-estimé, ce qui pourrait faire la différence entre l’identification d’un prochain grand géniteur offert en IA ou bien son élimination pur et simple. Les membres de l’ASC comptent parmi les meilleurs éleveurs de race au Canada et dans le monde. Plus ils prendront des décisions éclairées basées sur des données fiables, et plus cela sera au bénéfice de tous les membres de l’association et de l’industrie bovine canadienne.


Women in Simmental Country

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Bobbi-Gayle Hosegood

t the tender age of seven, Bobbi-Gayle Hosegood became a Simmental breeder. “While most other kids were saving their allowance and birthday money for toys or a bike, I was saving up for something bigger,” she recalls. “Dad and I drove past our neighbor’s yard – Mike and Sharon Barr’s place near Didsbury, AB. I pointed out the window to their Simmental cows, and told him ‘I want one of those. I like their big fuzzy ears!’ With that, Bobbi-Gayle purchased her first cow from KLM Simmentals, and Yellow Rose Cattle Company was born. At age eight she became a 4-H member, after receiving special approval from the Alberta 4-H Council to join because the minimum age at the time was nine. “Raising cattle alongside my dad and grandpa is always what I wanted to do, and these two great cattlemen were my main influences,” she says.

Prior to her first heifer purchase, Bobbi-Gayle’s family had used Simmental bulls in their commercial cow herd. But it didn’t take long for her choice in cattle to take over the family farm– and for reasons more than their ears. “Dad always used Simmental bulls in our commercial herd because of the extra pounds at weaning. He wanted to sell Februaryborn calves that weighed over 800 pounds at the beginning of October, and our buckskin Simmental-cross calves did that,” says Bobbi-Gayle. “Hearing my dad and grandpa talk so positively about how the Simmental calves brought more dollars in the fall, knowing how well Simmental performed in our commercial herd, and the docility of Simmental cattle really sold me on the breed at a very young age.” By 1998, the Hosegood’s cow herd was entirely purebred Simmental. Bobbi-Gayle also has a long family history in agriculture. One-hundredand-eleven years ago this spring, her great-grandfather emigrated from

England to settle on the quarter section she lives on, seven miles north of Cremona, AB. Bobbi-Gayle is the fourth generation Hosegood on the farm, and her son J.R. represents the fifth. Day-to-day farm operations at Yellow Rose Cattle Company are managed by Bobbi-Gayle and her parents, Roger and Linda. Although only seven years old, J.R. is also active on the farm and already has his own animals. One of Bobbi-Gayle’s fondest cattle memories is when her grandfather, Percy Hosegood, watched her sell at the Calgary Bull Sale for the first time in 1992. “I was just out of high school, and no matter how much I did at home my grandpa still didn’t see the bull sale as a woman’s place. It was difficult to convince him – like many other old ranchers – that a woman could be in the cattle business, but when he saw me talking Mom and Dad to buyers in Calgary he was won over.” She hasn’t looked back since then. At the 1993 Calgary Stampede, Bobbi-Gayle raised and exhibited Supreme Champion Female – the first time Simmental had ever taken this honor. At the 2001 Calgary Stampede, she made the same history with her Supreme Champion Bull. Today, Yellow Rose females are marketed through purebred sales like Checkers and Red & Black in the fall, and bulls through the Rocky Mountain Bull Sale group each spring. Cow numbers have fluctuated over the years, but Bobbi-Gayle says 90 to 100 purebreds is optimal right now. Yellow Rose genetics can been found at work across Canada and as far away as China, but BobbiGayle’s biggest customers are commercial cattlemen – including several Hutterite colonies. She has worked hard to establish strong relationships with her bull-buyers in this male-dominated industry.

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“From growing up with commercial cattle, I knew that I had to stand behind my product and sell the kind of bulls that commercial cattlemen want,” shares Bobbi-Gayle. “I love all of my customers and try to bend over backwards for each of them. I’ve had a lot of fun working with my commercial and Hutterite customers – they’re good, honest, genuine, and hard-working – the kind of people you want to be associated with.” “But,” she admits,“It took a lot of persistence to build those relationships. I was fortunate enough to be involved with other breeders who introduced me to numerous Hutterite bull-buyers at the beginning. Over the years, many of these colonies have become my customers. I’ve learned that the values of family and hard work are common ground we share. They’re tough critics – just like every other old cowboy out there – and you don’t keep them unless you work for them.” Bobbi-Gayle’s expertise in the cattle industry has also gone international. In 2001, Olds College invited her to travel with a delegation to Hungary in order to teach farmers there about A.I. and embryo transfer technologies. “After working alongside Dr. Don Miller of Cremona for three years, learning his trade of embryologist – from setting recip donors up to A.I.ing – I gained the knowledge to share with Hungarian farmers. It was such an honor to be selected by the college as someone experienced enough to do this, and I gained just as much as I shared during this trip,” she says humbly. When it comes to her success as a pioneering woman in the purebred cattle business, Bobbi-Gayle credits her fellow Simmental breeders. “Their mentorship was truly instrumental to me as a young kid and then a woman in this industry,” she says. “Mike and Sharon Barr took me under their wing when I bought my foundation female from them. Then I was lucky enough to hold the titles of Alberta Simmental (ASA) princess and queen as a teenager. I travelled a lot and fell in love with the breed even more, but truly fell in love with Simmental people! Gaylene Groeneveld, Alex and Jean Graf, Tracy Graf, Ken Lewis, and many others helped me immensely. My mother also deserves a lot of credit; without her taking me to every show or sale under the sun I surely would have quit.” With 33 years of experience as a Simmental breeder, Bobbi-Gayle has had the opportunity to give back to the breed by serving as an ASA board member, and by assisting with CSA meetings and the 2006 World Simmental Congress. She has also been very involved with the YCS program over the years. “I was in my mid-teens when I joined YCS,” Bobbi-Gayle recalls. “Because I was a bit older, I took on more of a teaching role to younger members – but I also learned a lot from other juniors of all ages. With the older age limit of 25 for YCS, I was also able to watch today’s young breeders when they were peewees. To think that I may have had the slightest influence on some of these kids is such an honor – they’ve turned into amazing adults!”

As for changes in the breed in the past three decades, Bobbi-Gayle has seen a few. “Promotion of the YCS program and junior activities have brought a lot of young people into our breed. But the most notable change over the years is the way breeders have listened to the ‘cow man’, adjusting our cattle to fit the market’s needs. Whether it be size, color, udders or feet, Simmental breeders want their buyers happy,” she says. “The Simmental breed has been and continues to be widely used in Central Alberta. Our county alone is home to some of the most influential breeders of yesterday and today.” In addition to her roles as cattlewoman and mother, Bobbi-Gayle works full-time as a child care professional at the Sundre Daycare and Valley Kids. She’s also an active member of her community, serving as a board member of the Sundre Aquiplex, where J.R. participates in swim club. The Hosegood family has even donated raffle heifers to raise funds for the Aquiplex. When asked how she balances it all, Bobbi-Gayle replies: “Some days I don’t know! But I’m not the only woman – or man, for that matter – juggling a job, a farm, and a family. It means early mornings and late nights, and you just make it all happen.” She is also quick to acknowledge the help and support of her family. “We’ve had up to 450 cows and we used to sell feed. But, like many other operations, labor is an issue. We are a family farm, and my parents and I work closely together. Dad does most of the dayto-day stuff now that I’m working full-time. He’s 70 but still lives and breathes cattle. Even though he’s just seven, J.R. has become my right hand on the farm, and mom is the glue that holds us together,” she says. It’s both her passion for the animals and her family that motivate Bobbi-Gayle every day. “Cattle have always been my roots; they’re more than just livestock to me. My parents also taught me that if you want something, you work for it – no matter what the obstacles are,” she says. “Sometimes I wonder why I chose to be a farmer, but when I see a new calf crop or sell bulls and females it all pays off. We try to keep improving and changing with the times, and I hope to raise my son with this same mentality.” “And, even though there’s so much more to the Simmental breed, I still love those big fuzzy ears,” Bobbi-Gayle adds with a laugh.“That’s what hooked me on Simmental in the beginning, and there are people in the industry who will never let me forget that!

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BONCHUK FARMS

NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE

Bonchuk Farms has generously donated a Bred Heifer from the BLCC Program to the Friends of Simmental Charity Auction.

OTHER ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION

Semen packages, Artwork & Sporting Event Tickets

July 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm Elkhorn Resort, Manitoba

In conjunction with the Canadian Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Banquet

New Holland will provide a Tractor (T6000 Series) and a new Round Baler for use for a maximum of 150 hours. Approximate retail value of $14,000.00.

Picture may not be identical to unit in auction.

FUNDS ARE RAISED to support youth

initiatives, scholarships and Simmental research and development projects.

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The Manitoba Young Canadian Simmental Association is proud to host the 2014 National Classic in conjunction with the CSA AGM at beautiful Riding Mountain National Park. The National Classic is July 26 & 27th and will consist of judging, quizzes, showmanship and a conformation show. Friday, July 25th Optional Move In 9:00 pm: Bonfire Meet & Greet

Saturday, July 26th 8:00–11:00 am: Move In/Registration 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00–5:00 pm: Team Marketing/Judging/Quizzes/ Sales Talk* 6:00pm: Made in Manitoba Banquet & Entertainment 8:00 pm: Friends of Canadian Simmental Charity Auction

Sunday, July 27th 7:00 am: Breakfast 10:30–12:00 pm: Showmanship Classes 12:00–12:30 pm: Lunch 1:00 pm: Conformation Classes with awards presentation to follow

For Registration form and Hotel/Camping information visit www.simmental.com/ycsevents

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From the Director’s Chair

Dare to Dream Fraser Redpath - Canadian Simmental Association President

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are to dream” is a phrase that we as adults sometimes struggle with. I don’t mean “winning the lottery” dreams, rather I am talking about a dream that can become reality with hard work and perseverance. I missed the era of the true ½ blood calves that our forefathers had the privilege of being a part of. I can only imagine the excitement of the generations before me, when they took the standard cows everyone had then and bred them to the higher performing imported Simmental bulls; and then watched weaning weights jump 150-200lbs, almost overnight. However with this overwhelming increase in weaning weight came the odd problem. The hybrid vigor and the resulting larger calf from a smaller cow did have a few people scratching their heads wondering about calving ease. Some producers put up with the difficulties until their cows became larger however others would never try the ‘exotic thing’ again. I imagine that some of those dreamers of 40 some years ago began to question their dreams as they began to understand the balancing act between performance versus calving ease which still plays an important role in breeding decisions today. The next step for the dreamers were the F1 daughters. This was the real reason to believe in this new breed of cattle in our country. These daughters milked and more importantly they milked all summer! It took true believers, who wanted to keep records on herd health, breeding, feeding, calving, weaning, yearling, etc. to prove this. These pioneers probably met much resistance, and faced lots of questions - is it too much? Is it not enough? Again the believers, and yes the dreamers, trudged on. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall of boardrooms when the EPD’s were in their infancy. Do you think there was any “aggressive discussion” around implementing them? Once again the dreamers pushed forward and now with data from progressive breeders reporting dates and weights, as well as phenotypically assessing herdbulls, and replacement females; Simmental has created a highly successful product in the commercial industry. Now, do we stop there? Are we in good enough shape to maintain our “foot in the door” of the commercial industry? Or do we continue the dream and keep advancing what, in MY mind, is the only maternal and paternal breed available? Trudge on would be my advice. We have a breed of cattle that in 45 years has gained a huge market share in the beef

business. Let’s not stop now and let the other breeds, who can’t match what we have to offer, the chance to catch us. The CSA has worked hard to build our relationship with the American Simmental Association and our Genetic Evaluation is once again as a North American model. Our Simmental Innovations project work conducted by the Simmental Association partnered Simmental breeders with key government and industry partners and has kept us as number one. Our project work, not unlike those of our industry pioneers 40 years ago, has received criticism from some. However, the dreamers pushed forward and have completed the project and we will soon have a genomically enhanced EPD. Just out of curiosity have you ever talked to a wise, old, successful cowboy who said “we don’t go in for that technology stuff much”? Well, I have, and the information we supply to him when helping him purchase a bull is cutting edge technology. The younger folks who are stepping up and taking over the family farm find these numbers very easy to understand and if, as a breed, we can’t provide them with something they like, they will move on to another breed that will. Do not misunderstand; I do still believe in phenotypically pleasing cattle, but we need THAT plus MORE. Once again, the dreamers have moved forward, embraced the idea and are well on track to enhancing their own herds for the future. One thing I can guarantee you is that the Simmental breed is the envy of the cattle fraternity as well as the government and research communities. The ball is in our hands, folks. Lets dream on and keep carrying it. This summer in Manitoba there will be a great opportunity to hear directly from industry people about where this new technology will take us. we invite you to come to Elkhorn Resort at the beautiful Riding Mountain National Park, July 2527 to hear about what is being done on a National breed level and what is coming in terms of CSA programming. There will be some keynote speakers you will not want to miss, and great hospitality as well. For full details of the CSA Annual General Meeting agenda and the YCSA National Classic registration forms please check out the CSA website www.simmental. com and the Manitoba Simmental Association website, www. mbsimmental.com. Remember to DARE TO DREAM because it has gotten us to where we are today and it will continue to carry us successfully down the commercial cattle path.

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OSA NEWS Greetings from Ontario Simmental Association Approximately 50 people attended the OSA AGM in Peterborough on March 1. The discussions were lively and focused on items including the 2014 National Show to be held at the Royal winter Fair. The Membership approved the idea of trying to hire someone to help with the organization of the National Show as well as assisting with advertising and promotion of Simmental in Ontario.

The 2014 OSA Board President: Tina Hiddink Vice President: Dave Milliner Director: Carla Nolan Director: Billy Elmhirst Director: John Pearson Director: Dan Munro East Central Director: Glenn wotten South west Director: Dennis Elliott Past President: Dan O’Brien

Junior Beef Expo Results

CSA General Manager Bruce Holmquist brought us up to speed on the genomic project as well as an array of statistics on where and how The Junior Beef EXPO was held March 22 Ontario Simmental fits into the National picture. and 23 in London ON Champion Simmental Female and 4th overall was Jack Oates showing Many thanks to retiring Directors Kara RF/RU Flirtin 304A. Jack was also Senior Enright and Keitha Donovan and Champion and Grand Champion Showman. congratulations to John Pearson and Dan Munro who are the new Directors for 2014. Reserve Kennidi Ron and Carla Nolan were presented with their official Simmental Hall of Fame plaque. Following the meeting we joined the Ontario Charolais Association for a roast beef dinner and a live fund raising auction that has over the years become a highlight of the evening. All in all, a good meeting, followed by a very enjoyable evening with time to visit new and old friends.

OSA Simmental Ambassador

Champion Simmental Female was Howe showing Dunc’s Kisses.

CALLING ALL ONTARIO YCS MEMBERS

Have you ever wanted to go to Manitoba? Well, here is your chance! The National YCS Classic is being held in Onanole, MB July 25-27. The OYCSA is looking into arranging transportation for cattle out to the show. A minimum of 25 head are needed to book a trailer.

If you or someone you know is interested in going Thank you and congratulations to or if you have any questions please contact Brittany Sophie Wotten for accepting the position of Barkley by email at brittanybarkley@hotmail.com OSA Simmental Ambassador for 2014. For news updates on the OYCSA be sure to follow us on Facebook ‘OYCSA 2014’

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When: Fall 2014 Where: Andre & Geraline VanAgten, New Scotland, NB (more details to come)

Maritime Simmental Social

Looking at a new location for FALL 2014 Please contact us, if you would like to consign to the sale

Annual Salt Water Classic Elite Sale

Contact Person : Heather Creamer; creamerh@nsac.ca 902 694 4308 CSA Entry Form can be found on the CSA website www.simmental.com/ycsevents.htm

Maritime YCA Classic

Maritime Association Contacts: President: Donald Godfrey, 48 Hyde Point Rd, Meadow Bank, PE 902-566-3613 Vice-President: James MacKenzie Secretary: Ralph Taylor Treasurer: Bill McLeod Directors: Richard Armstrong, NS; Pater Gaunce, NB; Geraline VanAgten, NB; Don Jenkins, PE; Jennie Mutch, PE YCSA Rep: Heather Creamer CSA Director/ YCSA Chair: Lacey Fisher

**all events to be held on the Exhibition grounds in the Agri dome

9:00AM-1:00PM - Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show Entry Form available at: www.nspe.ca/EXhandbooks.php

Saturday August 23rd

Maritime YCSA Events & Show

Thursday August 21st- Friday August 22nd

Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition

Thursday August 21st- Saturday August 23rd

The Maritime Simmental Association & The Maritime YCA are proud to host the Annual Salt Water Classic Elite Sale and The YCS Annual Classic


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n talking with other veterinarians it is amazing to me how variable the prevalence of a specific disease can be between geographic areas. We always think of the huge difference between warm climates and colder more temperate climates. Sometimes these differences can be as close as a one-hour drive in the same province. This becomes critical when cattle are transported over large distances such as moving to summer pastures. Producers should have a good working relationship with the veterinarians in both regions as certain large differences may exist with regards to animal health. I will use the big difference in the Clostridial diseases more specifically Bacillary Hemoglobinuria (redwater) as a way to illustrate this point. Redwater will most often cause a sudden death due to toxins produced by the bacteria and occurs primarily in the summer and autumn pasture seasons. It has been reported commonly in cattle and also is prevalent in game farmed animals such as bison and elk in the endemic areas. It is less common in sheep. Its spread is commonly by water systems through flooding or drainage. Movement of contaminated hay has been incriminated and carrier animals such as coyotes may spread it from predating on carcasses killed by the disease. It is best to burn or bury the carcasses deep if redwater is suspected. Have your veterinarian perform an autopsy on sudden deaths or check an animal clinically if the urine is red. There are several diseases causing red urine which we must differentiate as each problem carries a different treatment regime. Clostridium hemolyticum is often the last fraction in the blackleg vaccines, which is added into a 7-way vaccine to make it an 8-way vaccine. In areas where it is prevalent routine vaccinations at six month intervals may even be necessary for prevention. The toxin causes red blood cells to burst, which is why you get hemoglobin contained in the red blood cells showing up as a red colored urine hence the name red water. In some cases if caught early treatment in the form of large doses of penicillin may prove successful. Most often the only sign is sudden death and an autopsy will hopefully confirm what you are dealing with. Certain areas in Alberta especially in west central Alberta can have a high incidence and on infected farms death losses can vary from five to twenty percent if susceptible cattle are not protected. These specific geographic areas have large tracts of land where cattle are pastured from other areas. These cattle may not be protected if coming from areas where redwater is not a problem. We in our area (north of Edmonton, Alberta) for instance have only seen very sporadic cases in the last several years although the incidence is increasing somewhat. Our standard recommendation is to use a nine-way vaccine (covexin- plus) because we do see tetanus as well especially with banding calves. Tetanus incidence will increase with the

use of banders for castration or the use of dirty needles for vaccinating. Our protocol is to typically have all cattle vaccinated two times for feedlot animals and three times for replacement heifers by the time they are bred. This will give a very long immunity for most clostridial diseases. This however is not the case for redwater. In areas where redwater is prevalent cattle bison and elk must be vaccinated at least yearly and if a real problem with specific herds twice yearly. Ideally the shot should be given two to three weeks before the maximum exposure occurs. Otherwise deaths will most definitely be experienced. This is a huge difference in protocols and if one is moving cattle great distances a very important fact to know. Some cattle are vaccinated with seven-way vaccine and have absolutely zero protection against redwater. In other areas of the province we see every six-month vaccination with a vaccine protective against redwater necessary to maintain protection. If one reads the labels of these vaccines carefully we see it is clearly stated if a problem with redwater exists at least annual vaccination is recommended. It also states if a problem exists up to twice yearly vaccination may be necessary. The good news is most producers can work this into their management schemes and process when other things are administered. If vaccines for the reproductive diseases are given in the spring a multivalent clostridial vaccine containing hemolyticum can be administered at the same time. This is very cheap insurance as the clostridial vaccines are the cheapest vaccines on the market today. Another issue, which predisposes cattle to redwater, is liver flukes. If liver flukes have been a problem in your area as they currently are in specific regions of Manitoba make sure their clostridium hemolyticum (redwater) vaccines are up to date. The liver flukes live in and damage the liver making the likelihood of contracting the disease that much greater. This is again an example of specific areas having a condition, which increases the likelihood of another disease increasing (liver flukes > redwater). There are numerous other examples where local geography, climate or soil type can lead to an increase in certain disease conditions, nutritional deficiencies, parasitic infestations or poisonous plants. It is absolutely imperative when moving cattle to new areas you are not familiar with find out from the local practitioners or the producers what the common diseases or problems are. On many occasions you may be surprised at the vast differences, which exist between geographic regions. Who better to ask than local people with this local knowledge? Redwater is a highly preventable disease and is endemic in certain areas of Western Canada. With all vaccines but especially clostridial ones make sure and read the label for the specific disease you are trying to prevent.

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Sale Results Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale

Red Deer, AB December 15, 2013 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Consultant: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Bull Calves Open Heifers Bred Heifers Semen Embryo Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

2 17 25 19 5 68

Gross $13,500.00 $51,901.00 $178,950.00 $91,230.00 $12,475.00 $348,056.00

Lot 136 - LFS Zahara 1Z S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: MFL Freshman 27F Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Buyer: Prospect Hill Simmentals

Average $6,750.00 $3,053.00 $7,158.00 $4,818.00 $2,495.00 $5,118.47 $20,000.00

Anchor D Ranch Simmentals Genetic Edge Bull Sale

Rimbey, AB February 7, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Consultant: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Sale Total

66 15 81

Gross $325,300.00 $87,300.00 $412,600.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 29 - Anchor D Tortuga 60Z S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: Double Bar D Maestro Buyer: Alta Genetics

Average $4,928.00 $5,820.00 $5,094.00

$18,000.00

Kenner Simmental Ranch 18th Annual Sale Napoleon, ND February 8, 2014 Auctioneer: Roger Jacobs

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

PB Black Simm Bulls 31 3 Year Old Blk SimAngus Bulls 3 Yearling Blk SimAngus Bulls 29 PB Red Simm Bulls 46 Red Sim Angus Bulls 12 Total Sim Genetic Bulls 121

$5,476.00 $5,833.00 $5,034.00 $4,755.00 $4,854.00 $5,043.00

Bred Heifers

$3,123.00

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Lot 104 - Bee Mathilda 263Z S: Anchor D Viper 103W DS: Anchor T Impact 2H Consignor: Beechinor Bros Buyer: Prospect Hills Simmentals

$19,750.00

Lot 127 - Wolfes Helga FF39Z S: Wolfes Thunder FF60T DS: Verte Vallee Jacob Consignor: Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$12,000.00

Lot 118A - Keato Crown Royale S: MFI Whistler 47L DS: Sanmar Jacdson Triggs Consignor: Keato Meadows Buyer: Jason Boon

$11,500.00

Lot 75 - Anchor D Sonic 139A S: LFE Wolfman 395X DS: BBS Red Canadian L24 Buyer: Rivers Edge Ranch

$15,000.00

Lot 28 - Anchor D Moloka’l 25Z S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: Bar 5 Stride 413P Buyer: Red Willow Cattle Co.

$11,000.00

Lot 78 - Anchor D Black Bead 17A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: PRL Terminator 237T Buyer: Blushrose Simmentals

$8,800.00

Lot 6 - Anchor D Blu-Ray 194A S: South Seven Razzmatazz DS: Dora Lee Native Son Buyer: Brent & Kelly Abbott

$7,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 20 - KS Bushman A724 S: NLC Break Free DS: Ellingson Blackperfector Buyer: Western Cattle Source

$13,000.00

Lot 105 - KS Madagascar A889 S: BCLR ShamWow DS: THSF Freedom 300N Buyer: Keller Broken Heart Ranch

$12,000.00

Lot 18 - KS Serengeti A661 S: NLC Break Free DS: Brooks Above Par Buyer: Travis Stuberg

$11,000.00

Lot 26 - KS Kalahari A902 S: WS All In DS: LFEBISS Blackadvance 426U Buyer: Travis Stuberg

$11,000.00

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Sale Results Diamond M Simmental Ranch 3rd Annual Bull Sale

Estevan, SK February 9, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Two Year Old Bulls Commercial Heifers Total Bulls

Lots 39 20 59

Gross

Average

$150,800.00 $25,040.00 $175,840.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 16 - Diamond M Bull 2107Z S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

$3,866.66 $1,252.00 $2,980.34

Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB February 10, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Yearling Bulls Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots 78 27 105

Gross

Average

$374,985.00 $62,650.00 $437,600.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 6 - Rendezvous 60A S: IPU Nero 274X DS: MFI Supreme 4037 Buyer: Semex Alliance Lot 23 - Rendezvous 560A S: Sleepy Hollow Draco 68S DS: SU Paramount 55P Buyer: Red Willow Ranch Ltd.

$4,807.50 $2,320.37 $4,167.62

$14,000.00

$11,000.00

Young Guns & Guests Simmental Bull Sale Wainwright, AB February 12, 2014 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

Lots 45 4 49

High Selling Yearling Bulls

Gross $171,000.00 $15,600.00 $186,600.00

Lot 3 - Champs Achilles 12A S: Double Bar D Wilhelm 261X DS: Eagle-Ridge Lobo 11L Buyer: Holt Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

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$5,750.00

Lot 39 - DMF Diamond M Bull 2122Z S: DMF Mr Red Zima 604S DS: Wheatland Bull 453P Buyer: Dwight Jorgenson

$5,600.00

Lot 36 - DMF Diamond M Bull 246Z S: ACS Powerade 125X DS: LFE Aviator 418T Buyer: Drew Parks

$5,000.00

$11,500.00

Rendezvous Farms 10th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 17 - DMF Diamond M Bull 277Z S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Percy View Farms

Average $3,800.00 $3,900.00 $3,808.00

Lot 3 - Rendezvous 700A S: IPU Nero 274X DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Buyer: Zdan Farms

$10,500.00

Lot 8 - Rendezvous 577A S: NUG Smuggler 296Y DS: SU Paramount 55P Buyer: David Remmick

$10,000.00

Lot 49 - Rendezvous 417A S: IPU Red Hummer 217U DS: Virginia’s Kingbuster 6K Buyer: Thorsteinson Land & Livestock

$9,750.00

Lot 1 - Rendezvous 442A S: IPU Nero 274X DS: Virginia’s Kingbuster 6K Buyer: WJ Simmentals & XXX Farms

$9,750.00

Lot 2 - Champs Athens 50A S: Jack Pine Cujo 96H DS: Shawacres Scorpio 62S Buyer: Don Fraser

$8,000.00

Lot 9 - Champs Axis 42A S: Champs Romano DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Buyer: Spring Valley Farming

$7,500.00

Lot 15 - Champs All-In 960A S: TTU Canyon DS: MFl Universe 28U Buyer: Vegreville Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

$7,500.00

High Selling Two Year Old Bulls $8,500.00

Lot 62 - HHCC Ziggy 156Z S: MRL 111U DS: UB The Judge Buyer: Lyndon Kalinski

$4,100.00


Sale Results 21st Annual Janzen Ranches Red & Black Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB February 13, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Bulls Sale Total

57 57

Gross $261,750.00 $261,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 55 - Red JRA Escalade 76A S: Red TR Escalade 318T DS: Red SSS Storm 87M Buyer: Sewall Bros / Flying K Ranch

Average $4,592.00 $4,592.00

$17,500.00

M & J Farms Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Russell, MB February 13, 2014 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler

Sale Summary

Lots

Two Year Old Simm Two Year Old Simm Angus Two Year Old Angus Sale Total

22 11 14 47

Gross $117,500.00 $49,600.00 $72,600.00 $239,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 22 - MJ Stagecoach 92Z S: Mader P BLK Ransom 23U DS: MJ Black Arapahoe 55L Buyer: Prairie Wind Farms

Average $5,341.00 $4,509.00 $5,186.00 $5,100.00 $13,000.00

29th Annual TNT Simmentals Bull Sale Almont, ND February 14, 2014 Auctioneer: Marlin Kapp

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Bulls Red Bulls Purebred Black Bulls 3/4 Black Simm 1/4 Angus Bulls 5/8 Black Simm 3/8 Angus Bulls 1/2 Simm 1/2 Angus Bulls 1/4 Simm 3/4 Angus Bulls Purebred Red Simm Bulls 3/4 Simm 1/4 Red Angus Bulls 1/2 Simm 1/2 Red Angus Bulls 1/4 Simm 3/4 Red Angus Bulls Purebred Red Angus Bulls

Sale Total

59 37 12 11 11 17 8 14 4 4 8 7

96

Gross

$811,750.00

Average $7,720.00 $9,628.00 $8,542.00 $7,977.00 $5,818.00 $8,250.00 $7,625.00 $14,946.00 $8,313.00 $6,063.00 $6,156.00 $5,750.00

Lot 39 - AEDJ Sniper 184A S: Erixon Sniper 68Y DS: Double Bar D Red LP Buyer: KD Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 29 - JJJS R Label 149A S: Remington Red Label 137W DS: AEDJ Red Beacon Buyer: Lakeview Farm Ltd.

$7,600.00

Lot 56 - Red JRA Escalade 127A S: Red TR Escalade 318T DS: Red BUF CRK Hobo 1961 Buyer: Fawn Hill Farms Ltd.

$7,000.00

Lot 34 - JJJS Sniper 168A S: Erixon Sniper 68Y DS: SVS M906 Buyer: 710583 Alberta Ltd.

$7,000.00

Lot 24 - MJ Wagon Boss 106Z S: WLB Bull 360S 401X DS: R Plus 8116U Buyer: Sundance Valley Ranch

$8,000.00

Lot 26 - MJ Black Ransom 23Z S: Mader P BLK Ransom 23U DS: MJ Black Arapahoe 55L Buyer: Smolinski Farms

$5,750.00

Lot 31 - MJ Red Durango 73Z S: MAR MAC Durango 142T DS: MMJ 52U Buyer: Bohdan Procyk

$5,500.00

Lot 37 - Red MLG Canyon 36Z S: RED Soo Line T100 9125 DS: Red T-Bar Mulberry Marslit 14W Buyer: Seven M Livestock

$7,000.00

Lot 64 - TNT 90 Proof Z401 $70,000.00 S: DCR Mr Moon Shine X102 DS: TNT Five Star P275 Buyer: Genex Inc. and C Diamond Simmentals Lot 66 - TNT Red Eye A212 $27,500.00 S: DCR Mr Moon Shine X102 DS: W1516 HR Buyer: Accelerated Genetics and Bichler Simmentals Lot 12 - TNT Outlaw A316 S: DCR Mr Moon Shine X102 DS: TNT Gunner N208 Buyer: Kunkel Simmentals

$24,000.00

Lot 76 - Red Purebred Simmental S: ASR Substance X009 DS: TNT Tanker U263 Buyer: Lazy S Simmentals

$16,500.00

$8,456.00

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Sale Results High Selling Lots

25th Annual Mader Ranches Bull Power & Female Sale Carstairs, AB February 14th 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Sale Summary

Lots

Mader Yearling Bulls Mader Extra Age Bulls Mader Salers Mader Heifers Diamond T Angus Pearson Simm Sale Total

39 13 2 10 17 11 92

Gross

Average

$213,950.00 $76,850.00 $7,050.00 $46,950.00 $69,800.00 $45,850.00 $460,450.00

$5,486.00 $5,912.00 $3,525.00 $4,695.00 $4,106.00 $4,168.00 $5,004.89

6th Annual Timberlind Auctions Simmental Bull/Female Sale Buck Creek, AB February 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Robert Lind Sale Management: Timberlind Auctions

Sale Summary

Lots

Open Heifers Yearling Bull Two Year Old Bull Sale Total

2 25 15 42

Gross

Average

$5,200.00 $89,900.00 $87,750.00 $182,850.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 43 - KSR Zeb 31Z S: HLK Ulysis 5U DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Howie Postma

$2,600.00 $3,596.00 $5,850.00 $4,353.57

$8,600.00

P&H Ranching Co. & Guests Bull & Gelding Sale Innisfail, AB Feb 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Raffan

Sale Summary Red Simm Bulls Black Simm Bulls Char Two Year Old Bulls Black Angus Bulls Red Angus Bulls Broke Ranch Geldings Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 9 6 60 18 7 11 111

Gross $60,400.00 $31,350.00 $399,000.00 $85,800.00 $28,250.00 $78,200.00 $683,000.00

Lot 63 - Circle G Ace 32A S: CG Yamaha 23Y DS: WS Red Dream S49 Buyer: Stewart Ranch & Porter Ranches

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Average $6,711.00 $5,225.00 $6,650.00 $4,767.00 $4,035.00 $7,110.00 $6,153.00 $17,500.00

Lot 44 - Mader Desert Gold 117Z S: BBS Mutombo DS: BH Limited Black Buyer: Sawley Ranches

$16,500.00

Lot 2 - Mader Protocol 46A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: KD Red By Design 524S Buyer: Sawley Ranches

$15,000.00

Lot 5 - Mader Backdraft 2A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: THSF Freedom Buyer: Par 3 Ranch

$10,500.00

Lot 10 - Mader Sugar Daddy 40A S: Mader Shakelton 57Y DS: Mader Ironman 22U Buyer: Moon Red Angus & Simmentals

$10,250.00

Lot 44 - KSR Zen 40Z S: HLK Ulysis 5U DS: Hook’s Red Quorum 55H Buyer: Diamond W Holdings

$8,250.00

Lot 47 - KSR Zeus 34Z S: HLK Ulysis 5U DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Sam Beaver

$6,700.00

Lot 41 - KSR Zak 16Z S: HLK Ulysis 5U DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Strand Sim/Angus

$6,700.00

Lot 46 - KSR Zorro 24Z S: HLK Ulysis 5U DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Buyer: Norman Schmidt

$6,600.00

Lot 68 - Circle G Achievement 70A S: COL D Bar C Vegas 50X DS: D Bar C Fortune 607F Buyer: Lacombe Research Center

$8,250.00

Lot 72 - Circle G Access 55A S: Circle G Yukon 9Y DS: Double Bar D Driftwood 83 Buyer: Stahville Colony

$6,750.00

Lot 21 - PH Kid Rock 19Z S: Gerrard Kid Rock DS: LKPR Challenger 208M Buyer: McKay Charolais Lot 99 - Hill Of Home MO CO 324A S: Koupals MO CO 253 DS: TC Freedom 104 Buyer: Christian Guenther

$11,500.00

$9,250.00


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Sale Results Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK February 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Danny Skeels & Dan Oberg Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fleckvieh Bulls 60 Purebred Simmetal Bulls 35 Simm/Angus Bulls 18 Red Angus Bulls 18 Swan Lake Bulls 15 Bulls 146 Fleckvieh Heifers 10 Purebred Simmental Heifers 15 Simm/Angus Heifers 13 Heifers 38 Sale Total 184

Gross

$718,950.00

$154,300.00 $873,250.00

Average $5,655.83 $4,841.43 $4,869.44 $3,122.22 $4,420.000 $4,924.32 $4,930.00 $4,320.00 $3,092.31 $4,060.53 $4,745.92

Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB February 16, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Sale Summary Red Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Fullblood Bulls Sale Total

Lots 37 11 17 69

Gross

$257,550.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 17 - BLCC Mr Stubby 74A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Lazy S Black 823P Buyer: Lazy S Ranch

Average $4,058.00 $4,222.00 $3,585.00 $3,962.00 $10,750.00

Kopp Farms 10th and Final Bull & Female Sale Amaranth, MB February 17, 2014 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Opening Heifers Yearling Bulls Sale Total

93 117 210

High Selling Lots

Lot 4 - KOP Crosbyson 30A S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: IPU Red Touchdown 32S Buyer: Crosshair Simmental Ranch

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Gross $337,800.00 $593,600.00 $931,400.00

Average $3,632.00 $5,073.00 $4,435.00

$19,000.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls

Lot 59 - Double Bar D Hamlo 912Z S: WLSF Hamlo DS: WLSF Haldor Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$13,500.00

Lot 24 - Double Bar D Universe 40A S: MFL Universe 28U DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Ferme Gagnon

$12,000.00

Lot 87 - Double Bar D Grit 460A S: Double Bar D True Grit DS: Double Bar D Exodus 104U Buyer: Pinheiro Machado

$12,000.00

High Selling Heifers

Lot 163B - Double Bar D Petra 25A S: MFL Universe 28U DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Harvery Hanowski

$13,000.00

Lot 58 - BLCC Mr Baron 326Z S: BHR Baron SA 2842P DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 22 - BLCC Mr Stubby 133A S: LFE BS Mr Lewis 322U DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Springcreek Colony

$6,000.00

Lot 47 - BLCC Mr Full Throttle 111A S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Buyer: Edith Halyk

$5,800.00

Lot 28 - BLCC Mr Sledge 191A S: R Plus 110X DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Buyer: Jason Hutton

$5,500.00

Lot 206 - KOP MS Tracker 185A S: CG Tracker 45T DS: R Plus Kodiak 4200P Buyer: Quinn Wilson

$13,000.00

Lot 5 - KOP Crosbyson 37A $12,500.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: R Plus 2169M Buyer: C.R.M. Simmentals & Norton Simmentals Lot 60 - KOP High Voltageson 113A S: MRL High Voltage 155X DS: KOP Crosby 137W Buyer: Rob Young and Ron & Shelly Reich

$12,500.00

Lot 44 - KOP Rivalson 201A S: RJY Rival 13Y DS: R Plus Kodiak 4200P Buyer: Larry & Deborah Olson

$11,500.00


*Kim Bartlett Oak Lane Farms *Dean Meyers *B & L Farms Rod & Karen Dale *Kelly Schulhauser Larry McKerricher *Barry Bangsund *Gerald Malowany *PFRA *Hill & Dale Farms *David Urschel *Brian Tessier

*Sybout Lake Farms *Tozak Herefords Cityview Farms *Kevin Teske *Lyle Tytlandsvik *Casey Claffey *Glen Erhardt *Tiszauer Farms *Berts NR Simmentals *Brian Czerwonka *Doug Goudy Jim Doud Owen Anderson *McKenzie Livestock

*Roger Clay Calvin Rydzik Mryon Okraincee Jeremy Anderson *Kelly Shaver *Berg Stock Farm Borderview Land & Cattle *Highway 21 Feeders *Lazy Y Grain & Cattle 3 Star Simmentals *Johathan Field Garth & Denise Kaufmann ** = repeat buyers

STARS Donation Lots: Red Mountain Semen buyers: EDN Simmentals Westway Farms Rainalta Simmentals Hi Bluff Cattle Co. Lewis Farms Lazy S Ranch Willowdale Simmentals Black Gold Simmentals Boundary Ranch Oakview Simmentals Kenner Simmentals Maxwell Simmentals

Thank you to Young’s Equipment for purchasing the Roughrider Jersey

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Sale Results Crossroad Farms 8th Annual Bull and Female Sale Shell Lake, SK February 19, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sales Consultants: Bohrson Livestock/ DLMS

Sale Summary

Lots

Bulls Open Heifers Sale Total

84 12 96

Gross $607,400.00 $35,900.00 $643,300.00

Average $7,231.00 $2,992.00 $6,701.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 64 - Crossroad Degree 294A $28,500.00 S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch and McMillen Ranching

Robb / Hoegl Bull Sale

Lloydminster, SK February 20, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots 67 67

Gross $470,000.00 $470,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 30 - LRX Jungle 81A S: King of Jungle Da Zurita DS: Bar 5 SA Evan 440L Buyer: Jaydawn Farms & Bouchard Livestock

Average $7,015.00 $7,015.00

$25,000.00

Westlock, AB February 21, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

Commercial Open Heifers 21 Simmental Open Heifers 8 Red Angus Open Heifers 6 Heifers Sale Total 35 Simmental Yearling Bulls 19 Angus Yearling Bulls 17 Simmental 2 Year Old Bulls 12 Angus 2 Year Old Bulls 20 Bull Sale Total 68 Semen 20 Sale Total 123

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Gross $34,350.00 $17,250.00 $10,700.00 $62,300.00 $66,650.00 $64,650.00 $56,350.00 $82,700.00 $270,350.00 $700.00 $333,350.00

Average $1,635.71 $2,156.25 $1,783.33 $1,780.00 $3,507.89 $3,802.94 $4,695.83 $4,135.00 $3975.73 $35.00 $2,710.16

$16,500.00

Lot 46 - Crossroad Black Bolt 263A $15,000.00 S: Springcreek All In 155Y DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: WJ Simmentals / Jay Hagar / Labatte Simmentals Lot 12 - Crossroad Surefire 298A S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Doug Marjoram & Darryl Roach

$12,500.00

Lot 72 - Crossroad Baretta 714A S: Crossroad Bartender 380W DS: Double Bar D Max 51K Buyer: Claude & Therese Carbonneau

$12,500.00

Lot 7 - LRX Uncle Jeffrey 56A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: LRX Red Ace 57R Buyer: Westway Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 1 - LRX Wally 39A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: Wheatland Red Ace747T Buyer: Downhill Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 18 - LRX Broker 66A S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: Wheatland 680S Buyer: Clint Currie

$14,000.00

Lot 13 - LRX Black 104A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: TNT BDV All Beef 39K Buyer: Bar HI Ranching

High Selling Lots

Lone Stone Farms Simmental and Red Angus Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 79 - Crossroad Pipeline 716A S: Crossroad Red Rock 526Y DS: KOP Crosby 137W Buyer: Hairy Hill Cattle Co.

$9,750.00

Lot 11 - Lone Stone Bravo 132Z S: LFE Prime Realestate 850U DS: Lonestone Morley 13M Buyer: HBCR Valley Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 35 - Red Lone Stone Huck 162Z S: Red Dwajo Wildberry 9X DS: Red Ter-Ron Touchdown 8S Buyer: Wallis Farms

$6,250.00

Lot 6 - Lone Stone Evan 41Z S: Wolfes Titan FF 51T DS: Double Bar D Adonis 603N Buyer: Peace View Colony

$6,000.00

Lot 19 - Lone Stone Envoy 36A S: APLX Envoy 2Y DS: Double Bar D Adonis 603N Buyer: Kevin Semler

$5,500.00


Sale Results High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - LFE Power Wagon 365A S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: R Plus Blackedge Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch

Lewis Farms 29th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB February 22, 2014 Auctioneers: Brent Carey and Dan Skeels

Sale Summary Black Simm Yearlings Black Simm Extra Age Red Simm Yearlings Red Simm Extra Age Fullblood Simm Yearlings Fullblood Simm Extra Age Black Angus Yearlings Black Angus Extra Age Red Angus Yearlings Red Angus Extra Age Sale Total

Lots 53 45 37 21 36 13 22 19 16 9 271

Gross

Average $7,665.00 $7,191.00 $7,006.00 $6,940.00 $7,118.00 $9,019.00 $6,579.00 $6,736.00 $4,125.00 $5,750.00 $6,813.00

$1,846,323.00

Simmental Summit Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB February 24, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Consultant: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Commercial Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots 50 5 15 70

Gross

Average

$255,950.00 $31,350.00 $24,450.00 $311,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 9 - Bee Valor 1A S: Double Bar D Wit 6051S DS: ABR Sir Arnolds Image Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$5,119.00 $6,270.00 $1,630.00 $4,454.00

$15,000.00

Rainalta and Guests Charolais & Simmental Sale Brooks, AB February 24, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock Intl.

Sale Summary Yearling Simm Bulls 2 Year Old Simm Bulls Yearling Char Bulls 2 Year Old Char Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 29 4 17 4 54

Lot 1 - Rainalta Double Down 77A S: LFE Red Casino DS: KWA Dynamite Red 112P Buyer: Bone Creek Angus Ranch

Gross $133,400.00 $12,248.00 $63,954.00 $14,920.00 $224,522.00

Average $4,600.00 $3,062.00 $3,762.00 $3,730.00 $4,159.00 $11,500.00

$31,000.00

Lot 200 - LFE Glory Days 307A $25,000.00 S: LFE Springsteen 449Y DS: LFE Rock Solid 366P Buyer: Stoughton Farms and Bouchard Livestock Lot 133 - LFE BS Lewis 3118Z S: LFE Rancher 396U DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Westman Farms and Rancier Farms

$23,000.00

Lot 435 - LFE FS Lewis 519A S: NUG Ramada 319X DS: LRX Justice 33U Buyer: Westman Farms

$23,000.00

Lot 52 - Bee Stoke 97Z S: IPU Revolution 172U DS: LRS Red Reality 33J Buyer: Triple W Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 3 - Bee Shock Wave 36A S: Anchor D Viper 103W DS: Double Bar D Max 50K Buyer: Ferryback Colony

$11,750.00

Lot 4 - Bee Wallstreet 46A S: Anchor D Viper 103W DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Buyer: Vegreville Colony

$10,000.00

Lot 25 - Bee Dictator 604A S: IPU Revolution 172U DS: IU Red Nugget 132N Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Farms

$9,000.00

Lot 2 - Rainalta Full House 27A S: LFE Red Casino DS: Wheatland Red Ace 747T Buyer: R & V White Ranch

$5,750.00

Lot 10 - Rainalta Red Ridge 83A S: LFE Red Ridge DS: LFE Red Tanker 490P Buyer: Cronkhite Ranch

$5,750.00

Lot 12 - Rainalta Red Ridge 96A S: LFE Red Ridge DS: KWA Dynamite Red 112P Buyer: Newell Grazing Association

$5,750.00

Lot 19 - Rainalta Red Force 85A S: MRL Red Force DS: KNK / CRSR Red Bull 53T Buyer: R & V White Ranch

$5,500.00

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Sale Results 12th Annual Muirhead Cattle Co. Simmental Bull Sale

Shellbrook, SK February 24, 2014 Auctioneer: Col. Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

Lots 68 68

Gross

Average

$553,750.00 $553,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 22 - Muirheads Broker 221Z S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Buyer: Labatte Simmentals & Circle 7 Lot 13 - Muirheads Wheat 274Z S: Wheatland Bull 96X DS: LFE Bombshell 508N Buyer: Ferster Farms Inc.

$8,143.00 $8,143.00 $85,000.00

$10,500.00

19th Annual Herd Master Bull Sale Camrose, AB February 26, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock Intl.

Sale Summary Sale Total

Lots 122

Gross

Average

$896,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 83 - NUG Royal Red 324A S: LFE Black Lakota 385W DS: Triple C El Ponderosa Rey Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Meadow Acres / CanadianSires.com

$7,348.36

$67,000.00

Erixon Simmental Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Feb 26, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 11 47 58

Lot 17 - Erixon Revelstock 41A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: S-Paw BLK Showoff 5S Buyer: Crossroad Farms

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Gross $41,250.00 $323,650.00 $364,900.00

Average $3,750.00 $6,886.00 $6,291.00

$24,000.00

Lot 26 - Muirheads 3 Sixty 284Z S: Muirheads Three Sixty 19X DS: Muirhead’s Kosmo 27N Buyer: R & F Livestock

$9,750.00

Lot 27 - Muirheads Three Sixty 220Z S: Muirheads Three Sixty 19X DS: Double Bar D Driftwood 83 Buyer: Doug Sarabin

$9,750.00

Lot 30 - Muirheads Jester 222Z S: Muirheads Jester 79S DS: JDN Cisco’s Pride 10K Buyer: Lost River Farming Co.

$9,750.00

Lot 30 - Muirheads Jester 222Z S: Muirheads Jester 79S DS: JDN Cisco’s Pride 10K Buyer: Lost River Farming Co.

$9,750.00

Lot 58 - NUG Hemi 333A S: Bar KR Avalanche 52X DS: MFI Jahari 50L Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Rendezvous Farms

$20,000.00

Lot 53 - NUG Romeo 401A S: Double Bar D Chesepeake DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Lake Bend Land and Cattle

$16,000.00

Lot 116 - RF Throttled 311A S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X DS: LFE Street Legal 510S Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Outlaw Cattle Company

$15,000.00

Lot 23 - Erixon Devil’s Cut 54A S: IPU Diablo 41Y DS: Red Baron HR P101 Buyer: XRC Simmentals

$20,000.00

Lot 32 - Erixon Bookers 78A S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: COTT-GFI Fullback 0038N Buyer: Seven-M Livestock

$20,000.00

Lot 4 - Erixon Liberty 23A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: KOP Crosby 137W Buyer: Ian Mitchell

$13,000.00

Lot 11 - Erixon All In 30A S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: Remington On Target 2S Buyer: Rosebud Colony

$11,750.00


Sale Results Pheasantdale Cattle Company 10th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Balcarres, SK February 27, 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Long Yearling Bulls Yearling Bulls Open Purebred Heifers

Gross

9 41 10

Average $4,278.00 $3,574.00 $3,065.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 30 - Pheasantdale Teddy 260Z S: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: LD Stock Farms

$6,750.00

Bull Fest 14

Camrose, AB February 28, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

Lots 52 2 54

Gross $248,400.00 $12,100.00 $260,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 19 - Southseven Atomic 66A S: LFE Red Casino 3036X DS: FR Results Consignor: Southseven Farms Buyer: Len Skori

Average $4,777.00 $6,050.00 $4,824.00

$12,250.00

Labatte Simmentals 34th Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK February 28, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Open Heifers Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 25 76 101

Gross $93,750.00 $608,100.00 $701,850.00

Average $3,750.00 $8,001.00 $6,949.00

Lot 4 - IPY Horizon 16A $59,000.00 S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: JEBCI.NF Oiwerkube 204L Buyer: Don & Lynne Lundberg, X Bar T Simmentals

Lot 43 - Pheasantdale Mr Force 78A S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: 3D Mr Red T-Bone 500U Buyer: Gormlea Farms

$6,750.00

Lot 54 - Pheasantdale Winchest 47A S: Winchester HR P8315 DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Buyer: Terry & Loretta Young

$6,750.00

Lot 23 - Pheasantdale Zinc 253Z S: Wheatland Bull 932W DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Buyer: Martin & Donna Bohrson

$6,000.00

Lot 1 - Pheasantdale Odin 49A S: OLF Odin U5 DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Buyer: Scott Mannle

$5,750.00

Lot 53 - Rafter 4T No Limit 28A S: Double Bar D Hemi 183T DS: ZSL Mr Gurerro 49N Consignor: Rafter 4T Farms Buyer: Jayshaw Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 5 - Southseven Casino 23A S: LFE Red Casino 3036X DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Consignor: Southseven Farms Buyer: David Mohr

$9,200.00

Lot 18 - Southseven Astro 59A S: LFE Red Casino 3036X DS: THSF Freedom 300N Consignor: Southseven Farms Buyer: Rafter 4T Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 50 - IPY 403P Full Throttle 313Z S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: PVF-BF BF 26 Black Joker Buyer: James Markers, Bar M Simmentals

$25,000.00

Lot 7 - IPY 206S Horizon 65A S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Michael Imler, MI Simmentals

$19,000.00

Lot 1 - IPY 68M Horizon 309Z S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Hart Red Chief J242 Buyer: Kevin Foley, Foley Simmentals

$17,000.00

Lot 2 - IPU 68M Horizon 312Z S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Hart Red Chief J242 Buyer: Scott Lees, Soderglen Farms

$16,000.00

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Sale Results Rust Mountain View Ranch “Ace In The Hole” 3rd Annual Production Sale

Early Sunset Bull & Female Sale 2014 Edam, SK Feb 28, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.

Sale Summary

Lots

Angus & Simm Yearling Bulls 30 Open Angus & Simm Heifers 16 Sale Total 46

Gross

$144,200.00

High Selling Lots

Turtle Lake, ND February 24, 2014 Auctioneer: Col. Jered Shipman Sale Management: Allied Genetic Resources

Average

Sale Summary

$3,437.00 $2,569.00 $3,134.00

Red Angus, Simm & SimAngus Bulls Sale Total 67 $230,100.00

Lot 10 - Early Sunset Chisum 27A S: S Chisum 6175 DS: Rito1I2 of 2536 Rito 6I6 Buyer: Breed Creek Angus

$7,800.00

Lot 38 - Early Sunset Burgess 11A S: S Chisum 6175 DS: S A V Bandolier 1916 Buyer: Tom Neustaetder

$3,800.00

Cutting Edge Bull Sale Rimbey, AB March 1, 2014 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels

Sale Summary

Lots

Simm Yearling Bulls Sale Total

25 25

Gross $121,050.00 $121,050.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 70 - LHVS Mr Lockhart 63A S: LHVS Commander 59X DS: Rooinik Buyer: J & H Land and Cattle

Average $4,842.00 $4,842.00

$7,800.00

14th Annual R Plus Simmentals Bull Sale Estevan, SK March 2, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Bulls Pick of Heifer Calves Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - R Plus 3011A S: R Plus Hard Rock 145X DS: PRL Tobasco 201T Buyer: Knukle Simmentals

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77 1 78

Gross $455,050.00 $14,500.00 $469,550.00

Average $5,909.00 $14,500.00 $6,020.00

$35,000.00

Lots

Gross

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Rust Bull 142A S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Stangeland Simmentals Lot 1 - Rust Bull 46A S: Six Mile Timberlake 180T DS: Red Six Mile Sakic 832S Buyer: TNT Simmental

Average $3,435.00 $7,500.00

$7,000.00

Lot 67 - LHVS Mr Lockhart 26A S: SU Jenkins 6J DS: Gidsco Appollo 3F Buyer: Kevin Marcinek

$7,000.00

Lot 66 - LHVS Mr Lockhart 49A S: SU Jenkins 6J DS: R-Five Maltese Buyer: Kevin Marcinek

$6,500.00

Lot 54 - LHVS Mr Lockhart 4A S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Triplec El Poderoso Rey Buyer: Leedale Colony

$6,100.00

Lot 74 - Silvertop Cash 1A S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: IPU Red Galaxy 97S Buyer: Gordon Scarlett

$5,200.00

Lot 3 - R Plus 3197A S: R Plus Redge 8018U DS: KJLI No Mercy 380P Buyer: Traxinger Simmentals

$26,000.00

Lot 100 - Pick of 2013 Heifer Calves Buyer: SIBL Simmentals

$14,500.00

Lot 2 - R Plus 3020A S: Lazys Black Knockout 285Y DS: Scissors Undeniable 14U Buyer: Lewis Farms

$13,500.00

Lot 8 - R Plus 3013A S: R Plus Hard Rock 145X DS: R Plus King of the Yukon Buyer: M & J Farms

$13,250.00

Lot 39 - R Plus 3055A S: Lazys Black Knockout 285Y DS: PPSR Armageddon 25J Buyer: Early Sunset Ranch

$12,000.00


Sale Summary

82 Yearling Bulls Averaged $5,794.00 2 Three Year Old Bulls Averaged $7,375.00 84 Lots Grossed $484,900.00 and Averaged $5,773.00

March 4, 2014 Innisfail, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lot 1- CMS Keystone 332A

S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: KOP Crosby 137W Sold to Willowdale Simmentals for $16,500.00

Lot 2- CMS Skyline 311A S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Wheatland’s Inferno 325N Sold to Swantewitt Simmentals for $10,500.00 Red Top Livestock Janzen Ranches Brian Pengally (2) Handhills Farming C.G. Paulgard Farms (2) GSB Simmentals, ELC Cattle Co. (2)

Dennis Way Berry Creek Colony Kerry Verbonac Zorattie Ranches Dwain Miller Thompson Farms (2) Maclean Livestock

Lot 3- CMS Skywalker 305A

S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: STF Starquest N114 Sold to Wilcox Simmentals for $13,250.00

Lot 16- CMS Sochi 307A

S: Drake Poker Face 2X DS: IPU Black Heavyweight 64S Sold to Schweitzer Simmentals for $10,250.00

Celebrating 10 years... it has been exciting and rewarding to see the Innisfail Auction Mart filled to the rafters every first Tuesday of March.

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Sale Results Lot 15 - SVS Scout 18A S: SVS Scout 25X DS: Sunny Valley Up-Roar 90U Buyer: Crossroad Farms

Sunny Valley Simmentals 24th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK March 5, 2014 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Consultant: Bohrson Marketing

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Replacement Heifers Sale Total

Lots 35 10 45

Gross

Average

$213,950.00 $30,000.00 $243,950.00

$6,113.00 $3,000.00 $5,421.00

High Selling Bulls

Lot 42 - Sunny Valley Lobo 71A S: Eagle-Ridge Lobo 11L DS: Virginia’s Mania 960M Buyer: Blair’s West Land & Cattle

High Selling Heifer

Lot 47 - Sunny Valley Charm 91A S: SVS Open Range 28Y DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Black Diamond Simmentals Hamiota

$11,500.00

$9,750.00

$5,600.00

Lot 3 - SVS Milwaukee 53A $31,000.00 S: SVS Open Range 28Y DS: GCF First Dream P13 Buyer: McMillen Ranching and Ashworth Farm & Ranch

12th Annual Skor Simmentals Red & Black Bull Sale

Camrose, AB March 5, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots 81 81

Gross

Average

$473,800.00 $473,800.00

$5,849.38 $5,849.38

$12,000.00

Lot 23 - Skors Full Throttle 156A S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Buyer: Tri K Cattle

$11,500.00

$11,000.00

Lot 69 - Skors Crocket 162A S: LBR Crocket R81 DS: FR Rezult Buyer: Tymarc Simmentals

$13,500.00

Lot 54 - Skors Dr. Phil 47A S: CDI/PLCC Dr. Phil 145U DS: CZAR Mr Black Night 74J Buyer: Handhills Farming Co. Ltd.

$10,500.00

Lot 4 - Skors Full Throttle 18A S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: STF Starquest N114 Buyer: Kathol Simmental Ranch

$12,500.00

Lot 27 - Skors Stubby 173A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: PVF-BF26 Black Joker Buyer: Byemoor Farming Co. Ltd.

Lot 3 - Springcreek Rockstar 903A S: Springcreek All In 155Y DS: TNT Knock Out R206 Buyer: BlackSand Cattle Co.

$22,000.00

Lot 4 - Springcreek Rocker 909A S: Springcreek All In 155Y DS: TNT Knock Out R206 Buyer: Stoughton Farms

$13,000.00

Lot 67 - BlackSand Ottawa 60A S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Remington On Target 2S Buyer: M&J Farms

$12,500.00

Lot 69 - Springcreek Power 55A S: Erixon Power Play 102Y DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$12,000.00

High Selling Lots

Pursuit of Perfection Bull Sale

Moosomin, SK March 6, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Best Beef Bulls Black Angus Bulls Red Angus Bulls Sale Total

78 16 11 8 113

High Selling Lots

Gross

$690,950.00

Lot 1 - Springcreek Olympian 66A S: Springcreek All In 155Y DS: RCC / TCF Line Drive M181 Buyer: Muirhead Cattle Co. & Canadian Sires

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Lot 5 - Skors Full Throttle 21A S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Handhills Farming Co. Ltd.

Average $6,492.94 $4,578.12 $4,568.18 $6,375.00 $6,026.11 $32,500.00


Sale Results 11th Annual Westway & Deeg Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB March 6, 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Bulls Open Heifers Sale Total

68 8 76

Gross

Average

$376,300.00 $20,500.00 $396,800.00

High Selling Bulls

$5,534.00 $2,563.00 $5,221.00

Lot 1 - WFL Mr. Westway 1A S: LFE Cross Fire 365T DS: R PLus Redge 8018U Buyer: Spring Lake Simmentals

$15,750.00

Lot 62 - Deeg Mr. 4A S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: CDI Shear Force 41T Buyer: Janzen Ranches

$13,750.00

Northern Classic Bull Sale

Grand Prairie, AB March 7, 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots 68 68

Gross $320,700.00 $320,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 40 - JDF Gold Digger 8A S: Anchor D Imax DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Jaydawn Farms Buyer: Strout Brother Simmentals

Average $4,716.18 $4,716.18

$10,250.00

Place Your Bet Bull Sale Veteran, AB March 8, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 49 49

Lot 2 - JLA Luxor 3A S: JDJ Aces are High 106Y DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Jelia Simmentals Buyer: Suncrest Colony

Gross $190,800.00 $190,800.00

Average $3,893.88 $3,893.88

$6,500.00

Lot 51 - Deeg Mr. 96A S: Kuntz Super Duty DS: Crossroad Red Power 492S Buyer: Jason French

$10,250.00

Lot 19 - WFL Mr. Westway 46A S: R Plus Blackedge DS: BISS Stockton 364S Buyer: Albrecht Farms

$9,750.00

Lot 42 - Deeg Mr. 12A S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: RDD Mr 70M Buyer: M&R Damen Farms Ltd.

$9,250.00

High Selling Open Heifers Lot 80 - Deeg Ms. 94A S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: RDD Mr 70M Buyer: Sheila Pasture

$3,200.00

Lot 83 - Deeg Ms. 113A S: RF Chore Boy 10W DS: R PLus Red Ribeye 1134L Buyer: Sheila Pasture

$3,200.00

Lot 52 - MMWK No Limits 256A S: MRL 38X DS: IPU Red Galaxy 97S Consignor: Willow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Dunluce Farms - John Hankins

$9,000.00

Lot 59 - MMWK Southern Comfort 81A S: MRL 38X DS: Mark’s Mr Senator 151R Consignor: Willow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Alan Landaker

$8,500.00

Lot 33 - JDF Wallbanger 13A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Consignor: Jaydawn Farms Buyer: Danny Waluk

$7,500.00

Lot 34 - South Holden Android 39A S: Lchmn Bright Light l122l DS: Southholden Red Consignor: South Holden Simmentals Buyer: Berry Creek Colony

$6,000.00

Lot 1 - JLA Hardrock 18A S: JDJ Aces are High 106Y DS: Ankonian Red Caeser Consignor: Jelia Simmentals Buyer: Kruppi Ranch Ltd.

$5,750.00

Lot 25 - South Holded Aldon 67A S: WJS Label Me Teddy 129X DS: South Holden Red Joke 92T Consignor: South Holden Simmentals Buyer: SLS Ag Ventures

$5,600.00

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Sale Results Swantewitt Simmentals

Mayerthorpe, AB March 8, 2014 Auctioneer: Dean Edge Sale Management: Bremmekamp Family

Sale Summary Open heifers Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

Lots 15 41 9 55

Gross $35,300.00 $151,050.00 $39,200.00 $225,550.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 15 - Swantewitt Adi 193A S: Swantewitt RedTeddy 14Y DS: K2 Anzac 16E Buyer: Lloyd Patterson

Average $2,353.00 $3,684.00 4,355.00 $4,101.00

$5,100.00

First Annual “NEXT” Generation Bull & Female Sale

Lloydminster, AB/SK March 8, 2014 Auctioneer: Danny Skeels Sale Consultant: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Open Heifers Semen Sale Total

Lots 62 9 3 71

Gross $358,350.00 $22,500.00 $4,500.00 $380,850.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 47 - Black Gold Night Train 55A S: BGS Whistler 64X DS: MFI Whistler 47L Consignor: Black Gold Simmental Ltd. Buyer: Hoegl Livestock

Average $5,780.00 $2,500.00 $1,500.00 $5,364.00 $10,250.00

Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB March 9, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 38 38

Gross $175,050.00 $175,050.00

Lot 2 - ACS Gangster 351A S: Wheatland High Octane 169Y DS: ACS You Da Man 525R Consignor: Arrow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Joe Bouchard

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Average $4,606.58 $4,606.58

$11,750.00

Lot 50 - Swantewitt Zoolander 294Z S: Swantewitt Eltano 40X DS: MFI Vision 3078 Buyer: Joe Jakubow

$5,000.00

Lot 45 - Swantewitt Axel 88A S: Anchor D Sting 184W DS: Richochet Scorpio 601S Buyer: John G. Schmidt

$4,800.00

Lot 65 - Swantewitt Aster 142A S: Swantewitt Eltano 40X DS: Swantewitt Romulus 239R Buyer: Henry Roy

$3,000.00

Lot 57 - Swantewitt Alanna 188A S: LFE RRS Lewis 378W DS: Swantewitt Ricco 35R Buyer: Langer Fleckvieh

$2,800.00

Lot 5 - TFL Firecracker 19A S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Double Bar D Everest 103U Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Buyer: Holt Colony

$9,000.00

Lot 6 - TFL Crossfire 50A S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Double Bar D Everest 103U Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Buyer: Todd Belesky

$8,800.00

Lot 12 - TFL Hot Sauce 81A S: IPU Romano 156X DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Buyer: Mannville Colony

$8,200.00

Lot 6 - ACS Advantage 349A S: Arrow Creek Simmentals DS: HTP SVF In Dew Time Consignor: Arrow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Northern Lights Simmentals

$6,500.00

Lot 38 - More’s All Brown 305A S: MRL 91Y DS: KBSR Easy Money R3 Consignor: Morre Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Barry Brigden

$6,500.00

Lot 49 - Downey 272Z S: Downey 336U DS: Sanmar Polled Pharao 12P Consignor: Downey Farms Buyer: Michael Draper

$6,000.00


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Sale Results Lot 6 - Big Sky Arnold 14A S: Great Guns Regio 9R DS: CEN Laredo 519L Buyer: Semex Alliance

$8,400.00

$7,800.00

Average

Lot 12 - Big Sky Aero 18A S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: MFL Meister 36Y Buyer: Belle Plaine Colony Farming Co Ltd.

$6,202.00 $3,982.00 $4,075.00 $4,889.00

Lot 4 - Big Sky Applejack 22A S: Great Gun Regio 9R DS: CEN Laredo 519L Buyer: City View Simmentals

$7,100.00

Lot 17 - Big Sky Asham 35A S: RJY Caesars Revolution 9Y DS: Cherry Creek Carlsberg 2S Buyer: Nisku Farms

$7,100.00

Lot 53 - Tri-R Adrenaline 16A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: Calvin Reykdal

$7,000.00

Genetic Source 6th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB March 10, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestcok Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Yearling Bulls Red Yearling Bulls Black Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 21 25 6 52

Gross $130,250.00 $99,550.00 $24,450.00 $254,250.00

Lot 1 -Big Sky Asher 3A $27,000.00 S: Great Guns Ramses 1X DS: Arnold’s Zamutwo D9 Buyer: Champ Simmentals & Silver Lake Simmentals Lot 10 -Big Sky Axford 82A S: Great Guns TX Gus 124X DS: Big Sky Bacardi Gold 18S Buyer: Diamond T Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 42 - McIntosh No Equal 23A $17,000.00 S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: West Gold Farms and H Bar M Land & Cattle

Kuntz/Stoughton/McIntosh/SAJ Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK March 11, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Fullblood Simm Bulls Purebred Simm Bulls Sale Total

Lots 7 35 45

Gross

Average

$278,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - Kuntz Sheriff 8A S: Kuntz Marshall 12Y DS: Muirhead’s Kosmo 27N Buyer: Bonchuk Farms and Semex

$6,000.00 $6,757.00 $6,188.90

$40,000.00

Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March 12, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 69 69

Lot 70 - RKTS Colossus 11A S: RKTS Alliance 2Y DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Westgold Farms Ltd.

Gross

Average

$326,650.00 $326,650.00

$4,734.00 $4,734.00

$21,000.00

Lot 71 - RKTS Tundra 13A $9,250.00 S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Diamond K Cattle Co. Ltd & Red Willow Ranch

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Lot 40 - McIntosh Prodigy 29A S: NCB Red Suspect 30S DS: LFE RS Lewis 327S Buyer: Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co.

$7,500.00

Lot 43 - McIntosh Aerosmith 35A S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: SAS T101 Sweet Meat Buyer: Dart Simmentals

$7,500.00

Lot 7 - Kuntz Alfred 10A S: Kuntz Marshall 12Y DS: Kuntz Congo 34M Buyer: Flying K Land & Cattle

$7,000.00

Lot 72 - RKTS Amazon 17A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Jason Becker

$9,000.00

Lot 22 - NAC Trustin 12A S: 3D Trustin 47T DS: Windmill Domino 131P Buyer: Big Sky Simmentals

$8,000.00

Lot 69 - RKTS Allegiance 8A S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Buyer: Geisler Cattle Co.

$7,750.00

Lot 68 - RKTS Adigor 12A S: RKTS Alliance 2Y DS: Skors Dream On 124U Buyer: Clint & Justin Robertson

$7,100.00


Sale Results South-Sask Simmental Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 12, 2014 Auctioneer: Scott Johnstone Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Sale Total

Lots 76

Gross

Average

$269,850.00

$3,551.00

High Selling Lots Lot 59 - BJL Mr Hotwired 53A S: Wheatland Bull 159Y DS: Rooinik Buyer: Six Mile Ranch

$7,250.00

Lot 48 - BJL Mr Red Wolf 495A S: 3D M R Red Primetime 509Y DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Spring Creek Colony

$6,000.00

Olds, AB March 13, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Total

Lots 39

Gross

Average

$189,700.00

$4,864.00

High Selling Lots Lot 20 - MRC Broker 41A S: Mr HOC Broker DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Willow Creek Simmentals

$15,500.00

Lot 23 - MRC Corona 248A S: Twin-Chief Corona DS: WFL Commander 78R Buyer: Springlake Simmentals

$10,250.00

Family Tradition Bull Sale

Dropmore, MB March 14, 2014 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Charolais Yearling Bulls Charolais 2 Year Olds Semen Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 6 13 10 7 36

Lot 1 - EGC Advantage 8A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: EGC Bold Cat 49M Buyer: Northern Light Simmentals

Gross $35,800.00 $52,100.00 $50,450.00 $4,825.00 $143,175.00

$6,000.00

Lot 45 - BJL Mr Wildfire 1A S: Double Bar D Flagship 271 DS: LFE Red Tanker 490P Buyer: Dwight Zerie

$5,900.00

Lot 52 - BJL Mr Smokin Gun 32A S: Wheatland Diesel 129Y DS: LRS Red Reality 33J Buyer: Garvan Kosral

$5,700.00

Lot 65 - BJL Mr After Party 81A S: Wheatland Diesel 129Y DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Bar 27 Stock Farms

$5,700.00

Lot 27 - MRC Broker 455A S: Mr HOC Broker DS: HSF Cashus 62L Buyer: Ultra Livestock

Rocky Mountain Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 83 - Kindred Spirit Rider 14A S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: South Seven Razzmatazz 7R Buyer: Silzer Land & Cattle

Average $5,966.67 $4,007.70 $5,045.00 $689.29 $4,790.96 $10,500.00

$10,000.00

Lot 5 - WCC Wells’ Alamo 23A S: PHS Homozygous X-Caliber DS: Champs Trilogy Buyer: Wheatland Farming

$7,200.00

Lot 21 - MRC Broker 48A S: Mr HOC Broker DS: STF Jalapeno Buyer: Hoegl Farms

$6,750.00

Lot 30 - MRC Broker 135A S: Mr HOC Broker DS: HSF Cashus 62L Buyer: Ryglen Holdings

$6,500.00

Lot 35 - MRC Corona 30A S: Twin-Chief Corona DS: GCF First Dream P13 Buyer: Shane Stammers

$6,500.00

Lot 3 - EGC Allstate 147A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: STF Much More K300 Buyer: Boynecrest Stock Farm

$9,500.00

Lot 32 - HBSF Esperenza 155Z S: WINN Mans Esperenza 835U DS: WINN Mans Original 548R Buyer: Martens Charolais

$7,000.00

Lot 4 - EGC Alcatraz 19A S: Remington Generallee 106T DS: Erixon Tradition 83T Buyer: Gary Dreilich

$6,000.00

Lot 25 - HBSF Esperenza 105Z S: WINN Mans Esperenza 835U DS: HBSF Crossroads 6L Buyer: Double P Stock Farm

$6,000.00

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Sale Results Northern Alliance Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK March 14, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

27 1 28

Gross

Average

$95,200.00 $10,500.00 $105,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 36 - Bar KR Real Time 14Z S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: SH Romulus F53R Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$3,526.00 $10,500.00 $3,775.00

$10,500.00

Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests Cheneville, PQ March 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Charles Ménard

Sale Summary Sale Total

Lots 51

Gross

Average

$217,900.00

$4,273.00

High Selling Lots Lot 39 - PALE Mr. Pure Power 2A S: Anjou Pure Power 184Y DS: LT Rio Blanco Buyer: Craig Wilgenbusch

$8,700.00

Lot 3 - FGAF Sweet Poney 981Z S: Hidden H Sweet Meat DS: CMS Trademark 756T Buyer: R-Five Simmentals

$8,300.00

Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale

Red Deer, AB March 17, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 46 46

Gross $220.000.00 $220,000.00

Lot 30 - Starwest POL August 216A S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: Eagle Ridge Simmentals

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Average $4,782.61 $4,782.61

$13,500.00

Lot 55 - MLCC Mr 322U 74A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Lionel Casavant

$5,300.00

Lot 57 - Bar KR Identity 5A S: WFL Identity 23X DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: Darren Kennedy

$5,200.00

Lot 48 - MLCC Mr Trailblazer 84A S: Kappes Trailblazer S516 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Prairie Hill Farms

$5,200.00

Lot 42 - MLCC BLK Ace 29A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Pearl Preferred Man 712T Buyer: Errol Vaadland

$4,750.00

Lot 30 - ALCOVIA Awesome 96A S: Wheatland Red Ace 747T DS: IPU Red Nugget 132N Buyer: Ferme Fleuraison-Canland

$7,200.00

Lot 22 - FGAF Colossal 062A S: ALLM Colossal 25U DS: Bristolview Seinfeld Buyer: Réal Carrier

$6,900.00

Lot 1 - FGAF Solution 978Z S: Hidden H Sweet Meat DS: Skors Upstart 114U Buyer: Ferme DEM Migneault

$6,700.00

Lot 20 -Starwest POL Adonis 202A S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Solway Adonis Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: O Double E Simmentals

$8,250.00

Lot 49 - APLX Javar 18A S: Dora Lee Jake DS: Dora Lee Titan FF11N Consignor: Applecross Buyer: Diamond T Consulting & Cattle

$8,000.00

Lot 1 - Oh Kay Austin 9A S: Virginia Red Texas DS: CZAR Mr Premium 75J Consignor: Oh Kay Farms Buyer: D. Maronda Simmentals

$7,900.00


Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Johnson Stock Farms

Sun Rise Simmentals

Flying F Ranch

Mark & Jennalee Beutler P: 306-735-4434 C: 306-735-7841 E: jennalee_e@hotmail.com Evan & Linda Cuss P: 306-534-4700 C: 306-745-7431 E: cuss@sasktel.net

Lyall & Konleigh Johnson P: 306-224-4272 C: 306-736-7877 E: konleighjohnson@hotmail.com

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.

Wes & Brian Mack Wes: P: 306-634-4410 C:306-421-1853 Brian: P: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2938 E: wkmack@signaldirect.ca

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Sale Results Butts, Gutts & Nutts

Lloydminster, SK March 17, 2014 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Open Heifers Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

7 21 2 30

Gross $14,800.00 $83,900.00 $7,200.00 $105,900.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 8 - RUK Mr Pol Rushmore 8A S: G-Seven Pol Rocket DS: Showacres POBE Buyer: Marty & Jeanine Hatchard

Average $2,114.00 $3,995.00 $3,600.00 $3,530.00

$7,500.00

14th Annual On Target Bull and Female Sale

Barrhead, AB March 18, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc. / Bohrson Marketing

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Bulls Sale Total

25 25

Gross $140,700.00 $140,700.00

Average $5,628.00 $5,628.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 85 - CRM / BLI Roar 361A $23,500.00 S: Sniders XXL 1Y DS: LFE Big Deal 350R Buyer: Ashworth Farm and Ranch Ltd. & McMillen Ranching Ltd. Lot 86 - CRM / BLI Arson 295A $17,500.00 S: Sniders XXL 1Y DS: CRMS Rusty Ray 77R Buyer: Circle G Simmentals and Darwin Fuller

The Advantage Simmental, Red Angus & Charolais Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK March 19, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Simm Yearling Bulls Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls Char Two Year Old Bulls Simm Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 28 7 5 2 42

Lot 2 - Lazy Bar B Sailor 48A S: 3D Mr Red Terminator 164X DS: Springcreek Liner 91P Buyer: Tony Kryvenchuk

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Gross $111,300.00 $25,750.00 $22,250.00 $9,500.00 $168,800.00

Average $3,975.00 $3,679.00 $4,450.00 $4,750.00 $4,019.00 $7,000.00

Lot 19 - NCS Mr Amazon 7A S: TNT Tanker DS: J & C Black Maximizer Buyer: Pat Markevich

$5,900.00

Lot 17 - RUK Mr Blane 133A S: LWC Jahari DS: Black Cherry Payson Buyer: Marvin & Tara Garnier

$5,000.00

Lot 11 - RUK Mr Ambassador S: LWC Jahari DS: MFL Meister Buyer: Darren Hannis

$5,000.00

Lot 1 - RUK Mr Admiral 4A S: G-Seven Pol Rocket DS: MTV Garner Buyer: Chase Bannerman

$4,500.00

Lot 36 - Red Dwajo Sundance 114A S: Red T-K Recoil 72Y DS: Red U2 Allstar 1513R Buyer: Topham Red Angus

$11,250.00

Lot 55 - Dwajo Silverado 24A S: Youn Dale Young Gun 6Y DS: GDAR Dutch 1508 Buyer: KBJ Round Farms & JW Cattle Co.

$11,000.00

Lot 35 - Red MJLC Traveler 36A $7,500.00 S: LLB 451T Traveler 338X DS: Minburn Fortune Buyer: KBJ Round Farms & Aspen View Angus Lot 92 - BLI Chrome 313A S: TNT Blackout D99 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Northhill Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 34 - Keet’s Admiral 3A S: Keet’s Vannis 4Y DS: BEL Montana 3M Buyer: Cholin Acres Ltd.

$7,000.00

Lot 5 - Lazy Bar B Jim 19A S: CMS Bon Jovi 911W DS: LFE Red Tanker 490P Buyer: Everett Johnson

$6,400.00

Lot 10 - Lazy Bar B Boca 21A S: NUG Mr 246Y DS: Sunny Valley Red Mark 29M Buyer: Scherr Farms Ltd.

$6,000.00

Lot 14 - Double G Zulu 75Z S: Double Bar D Moab 84T DS: RAJ Mr Herkules 50F Buyer: Cory Zehr

$6.000.00


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Sale Results Adair Ranch Bull & Heifer Sale

Provost, SK March 19, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Hewson Sale Management: Provost Livestock Exchange

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots 2 46

Gross $10,400.00 $208,500.00 $78,565.00 $297,465.00

Average $5,200.00 $5,085.00 $1,267.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Adair Ranch Zeeman 764Z S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: BJA Mr Diamond 815N Buyer: Keith & Lynn Barnes

$7,700.00

Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB March 22, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management:Transon Livstock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls 59 Charolais Yearling Bulls 10 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 10 Polled Herefords Yearling Bulls 8 Charolais Two Year Old Bulls 13 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls 1 Polled Hereford Two Year Olds 1 Sale Total 102

High Selling Simmental Bulls

Gross $252,300.00 $69,000.00 $31,100.00 $23,900.00 $52,750.00 $3,800.00 $3,500.00 $436,350.00

Average $4,276.00 $6,900.00 $3,110.00 $2,988.00 $4,058.00 $3,800.00 $3,500.00 $4,278.00

Lot 35 - WHS Hannah Autor 3A $11,000.00 S: Double Bar D True Grit DS: Springcreek Teddy 72U Buyer: Mud Butte Simmentals & Richard Ference

Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB March 24, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Simmental Bulls 23 Two Year Old Simmental Bulls 7 Sale Total 30

High Selling Lots

Lot 10 - Tri K King of Clubs 46A S: Skors Club King 49Y DS: Pioneer Good N Solid 11S Buyer: Westfork Farms

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Gross $89,150.00 $30,050.00 $119,200.00

Average $3,876.00 $4,293.00 $3,973.00

$8,250.00

Lot 5 - Adair Ranch Zeke 730Z S: TNT Gunsmoke U223 DS: BJA Mr Diamond 815N Buyer: John Taylor

$7,000.00

Lot 24 - Adair Ranch Zephyr 12Z S: Ken X-Emplare 822X DS: TNT Blackberry U215 Buyer: Murray McArthur

$6,750.00

Lot 4 - Adair Ranch Zaggar 806Z S: TNT Gunsmoke U223 DS: Twin-Chief Schultz 223S Buyer: Morlock Farms

$6,700.00

Lot 1 - Adair Ranch Zander 312Z S: RFS Red Iron T20 DS: D Bar C Keystone 055K Buyer: Tim & Deb Ruth

$6,300.00

Lot 31 - WHS Hannah ACDC 4A S: JS Sure Bet 4T DS: TNT Tanker U263 Buyer: Tom Hunter

$9,500.00

Lot 62 - Outlaw Dirty Dangle 14A S: Remington Red Mile 651Y DS: ACC1 Hustler 2N Buyer: Mud Butte Simmentals

$7,500.00

Lot 69 - Outlaw Cruise 19A S: JS Sure Bet 4T DS: TripleC El Ponderoso Rey Buyer: Shelagh Pastoor

$7,000.00

Lot 8 - Tymarc Accelerator 191A S: TNT Accelerator S226 DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Trevor Duke

$6,800.00

Lot 1 - Tymarc Accelerator 49A S: TNT Accelerator S226 DS: STF Starquest N114 Buyer: Zadunayski Farms

$6,800.00

Lot 33 - KSL Fire Red 11Z S: Tri K Firewall 4X DS: Double Bar D Lincoln Buyer: H I S Ranch

$5,300.00

Lot 4 - Tri K Designation 57A S: Moose Creek Redlabel 162Y DS: Pioneer Good N Solid 11S Buyer: Westfork Farms

$5,000.00

Lot 31 - KSL Zipster 7Z S: Tri K Firewall 4X DS: Shawacres Moray 25M Buyer: Triple W Simmentals

$5,000.00

Lot 6 - Tri K Duke 14A S: Tris PF Dr Duke 269X DS: IPU Journeyman 1L Buyer: KSL Simmentals

$4,900.00


Sale Results WLB Livestock 10th Annual Bull Sale Douglas, MB March 25, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Hereford Bulls Sale Total

27 20 47

Gross

$241,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 46 - WLB Bull 223W 4170A S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: IPU Black Label 156S Buyer: Stoughton Farms

Average $5,866.00 $4,168.00 $5,143.61

$25,000.00

Wheatland Cattle Bull Sale

Alameda, SK March 27, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Heifers Sale Total

Lots 28 18 46

Gross

$418,950.00

Average $13,875.00 $1,691.67 $9,107.61

High Selling Lots

Lot 7 - Wheatland Circuit Breaker 325A $60,000.00 S: Wheatland High Voltage 122Y DS: STF Dominance T171 Buyer: Outlaw Cattle Co. and the Circuit Breaker Group

Leross, SK March 30, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Gelbvieh Yearling Bulls Blk Angus Yearling Bulls Blk Angus Two Year Old Bulls Red Angus Yearling Bulls Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls Char Yearling Bulls Char Two Year Old Bulls Red Simm Yearling Bulls Blk Simm Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots 10 6 4 9.66 3 21.5 2 10 6 72.16

Gross

$325,450.00

$17,000.00

Lot 47 - WLB Bull 223W 417A S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: IPU Black Label 156S Buyer: Len Bergen

$10,500.00

Lot 31 - WLB Bull 47Y 356A S: Sunny Valley Force 47Y DS: WGAJ Mr Cisco Zinger 15N Buyer: M & J Farms

$6,800.00

Lot 41 - WLB Bull 223W 361A S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: TH Black Edition 8R Buyer: Trevor Bartkiw

$6,750.00

Lot 22 - Wheatland Bull 388A S: Wheatland High Octane 169Y DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Buyer: Lazy S Ranch

$35,000.00

Lot 14 - Wheatland Bull 351A S: Wheatland High Voltage 122Y DS: STF Montana Black KF25 Buyer: South Seven Farms

$25,500.00

Lot 5 - Wheatland Bull 319A S: Wheatland High Octane 169Y DS: Wheatland Stout 930W Buyer: Lake Bottom Cattle Co.

$18,500.00

Lot 11 - Wheatland Bull 366A S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: Wheatland’s Inferno 325N Buyer: Maple Lake Stock Farms

$18,000.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls

Best of the Breeds Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 49 - WLB Bull 223W 391A S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: Wheatland Bull 462P Buyer: Doll Ranch

Average $4,875.00 $3,383.33 $3,975.00 $5,393.37 $4,266.67 $4,469.77 $4,700.00 $4,830.00 $3,660.00 $4,510.12

Lot 70 - Fairview Zeus II 57A S: Double Bar D Legend 87W DS: DFM Marcus 14M Buyer: Twin Heritage Farms

$6,300.00

Lot 67 - Fairview Kronos 87A S: Double Bar D Legend 87W DS: ACS Louisville 666S Buyer: Bruce Bartel

$6,000.00

Lot 64 - Fairview Razor 43A S: SVS Redstream 60X DS: JTH Mr Jantralh 56R Buyer: Future Legends Ranch

$5,400.00

Lot 63 - Fairview Rambo 19A S: SVS Redstream 60X DS: LBR Metro 37N Buyer: Aaron Bergmen

$5,200.00

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Sale Results Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK March 31, 2014 Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

Lots 60 60

Gross

Average

$324,700.00 $324,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 19 - Boundry Gunner 75A S: TNT Gunner N208 DS: IPU The Red Mile 12N Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: Robb Farms

$5,411.67 $5,411.67

$10,500.00

Cattle Country Simmental & Charolais Bull Sale Neepawa, MB April 5, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Simm Yearling Bulls Char Yearling Bulls Simm Two Year Old Bulls Sale Total

Lots 57 14 4 75

Gross $304,300.00 $58,200.00 $19,750.00 $382,250.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 17 - SRH Conman 80A S: Ellingson Beefmaker Y113 DS: WLB Mr. Nugget 132N Consignor: Handford Simmentals Buyer: Tri Star Cattle Co.

Average $5,339.00 $4,157.00 $4,937.00 $5,097.00

$20,000.00

Lot 1 - X-T The Force 2A S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: IPU Accelerator 92U Consignor: X-T Simmentals Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$10,250.00

Lot 24 - Boundry Stubby 129A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: WFL Black Buddy 931K Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: City View Simmentals

$10,100.00

Lot 21 - Boundry 2 Tempting 200A S: Boundry 2 Tempting DS: KS Bravado P68 Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: Spring Creek Colony

$9,200.00

Lot 51 - EDN Recharge 31A S: Kuntz Recharge 5X DS: LFE Bulletproof 439R Consignor: END Simmentals Buyer: Wendy & Kevin Langer

$8,700.00

Lot 59 - JFRS Absolute 42A S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Westfall Voyager 721P Consignor: Atrim Simmentals Buyer: Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.

$14,000.00

Lot 74 - C2 A-Series 32A S: Soder Rhapsody 501X DS: LT Unlimited Ease 9108 Consignor: C-2 Charolais Buyer: Douglas Moore

$10,500.00

Lot 9 - SRH Beef Builder 31A S: Ellingson Beefmaker Y113 DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Consignor: Handford Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Farms Ltd.

$10,000.00

Summary of Spring Simmental Sales Sales Reported: 65

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Extra Age Bulls Total Bulls Open Heifers Commercial Heifers

Lots Gross 3,104 $17,323,768.00 397 $1,601,840.00 3,501 $18,925,608.00 382 $1,064,555.00 62 $91,265.00

Average $5,581.00 $5,393.00 $5,406.00 $2,787.00 $1,472.00

Note: Reporting of only those sales report submitted to the Simmental Country magazine. This does not include on-farm sales.

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Simmeron Ranch Martin Skaret 1-56021 RGE. RD. 261 Sturgeon County Alberta, T8R 0V9 Ph: 780-939-3248 Cell: 780 913 7963 mskaret@xplornet.com www.simmeronranch.ca

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BARRY & BRENDA LABATTE Box 72 Gladmar, Sask. S0C 1A0 www.labattesimmentals.com Ph: (306)969-4820 labatte.simm@sasktel.net Cell: (306) 815-7900

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3D Simmentals ........................................................70 ABC Cattle Co. ........................................................70 Adair Ranch .............................................................64 Afri-Can Simmentals................................................67 Alameda Agencies Ltd. ............................................73 Alliance Simmental Farms .......................................68 Alta Genetics ...........................................................74 Anchor D Ranch ......................................................64 Applecross ...............................................................64 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. ............................43, 70 Aumack Simmentals ................................................70 Bar 5 Farms Ltd./Circle 3 Genetics .........................68 Beagle Simmentals..................................................64 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals ...................................64 Big Rock Simmentals ..............................................67 Black River Farms ...................................................68 Black Sand Cattle Company....................................67 Blushrose Simmental Farm .....................................70 Bohrson Marketing Services....................................74 Boisvert Simmental..................................................53 Bonchuk Farms .......................................................67 Bouchard Livestock International ........................3, 74 Bova-Tech Ltd..........................................................74 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. .........................................74 Boynecrest Stock Farm ...........................................67 Brockhoff Simmentals................................................7 BS Ranch ................................................................64 Canadian Bull Congress ..........................................73 Canadian Cattlemen ................................................73 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. .............................73 Carey, Brent.............................................................73 Car-Laur Simmentals...............................................68 CC Simmental Ranch ..............................................64 Circle G Simmentals & Angus .................................64 City View Simmentals ..............................................70 Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum..............28 Crawford, Jane ........................................................74 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh ...........................................69 Crossroad Farms .....................................................71 Czech-Mate Livestock .............................................49 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ..................74 Deeg Simmental ......................................................64 Destiny Simmentals .................................................69 Diamond T Simmentals ...........................................64 Don Heggie Simmentals ..........................................64 Donovandale Simmentals........................................69 Dora Lee Genetics...................................................69 Dorran Marketing Inc. ..............................................73 Dorran, Steve ..........................................................73 Double Bar D Farms ........................................IFC, 71 Double G Simmentals..............................................71 Downey Farms ........................................................67 DP Sales Management............................................74 Dunc’s Cattle Co......................................................69 Dwayann Simmentals ..............................................69 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals .........................................64 East Poplar Simmentals ..........................................71 Edge, Dean..............................................................73 EDN Simmentals .....................................................71 Elm Tree Farms .......................................................69 Erixon Simmentals...................................................71 Fallen Timber Farms................................................67 Ferme BMS .............................................................53 Ferme Gagnon Farm ...............................................70 Ferme Saro..............................................................70 Ferme Sibelle Fleck .................................................53

Flying F Ranch ........................................................57 Flying N Cattle And Feed.........................................73 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ..........................................74 Gentec Conference .................................................34 Get-A-Long Stock Farm/Ericson Livestock Services ...73 GJR Simmentals......................................................71 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ..............................73 Gravandale Simmentals ..........................................69 Grinalta Farms .........................................................64 H.S. Knill Company Limited .....................................73 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. .................................................64 Hallridge Simmentals...............................................69 Hannah Simmentals ................................................64 Harvie Ranching ......................................................64 High Bluff Stock Farm..............................................67 High Country Cattle Services ..................................64 Highway 5 Simmentals ............................................71 Hi-Tech Farms .........................................................69 Hoegl Farms ............................................................71 Indian River Cattle Co. ......................................59, 69 International Livestock Conference .........................29 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. .....................70 Janzen Ranches ......................................................74 Jetstream Livestock .................................................69 JNR Farms ..............................................................65 Johnson Stock Farms ..............................................57 Keato Meadow Simmentals .....................................65 Kelara Farms ...........................................................71 Kin Kin Cattle Co. ....................................................65 Kopp Farms Simmentals .........................................67 Kuntz Simmental Farm ............................................71 Labatte Simmentals .................................................71 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals ...........................................71 Lazy S Ranch Inc. ...................................................65 Lewis Farms ............................................................65 Little Willow Creek Ranch........................................71 Lobster Point Farms ................................................68 Lone Stone Farms ...................................................65 M & J Farms ............................................................68 MacKenzie Cattle Company ....................................65 Mader Ranches .......................................................65 Maple Key Farm ......................................................69 Mappin Simmentals .................................................65 Mar Mac Farms .......................................................68 Masterfeeds .........................................................9, 72 Maxwell Simmentals ............................................7, 65 McCormack Family Ranch ......................................71 MCG Simmentals ....................................................65 McIntosh Livestock ..................................................71 McManus Simmentals .............................................68 McMillen Ranching Ltd. .....................................41, 71 Meadow Acres Farms ........................................17, 71 MI Simmentals .........................................................65 Mitchell Cattle Co. ...................................................67 Muellers Nossa Terra...............................................70 Muirhead Cattle Co..................................................72 New Holland ..............................................................1 North Hill Simmentals ..............................................65 O Double E Simmentals ..........................................65 O’Brien Farms .........................................................69 O’Grady Steel ..........................................................72 Okotoks Flechvieh Embryo Group...........................65 Oslanski Simmental Farms......................................65 Parkhill Ranches......................................................65 Parview Stock Farms...............................................66 Pearson Simmentals ...............................................66

Pheasantdale Cattle Co...........................................72 Phillips Farms ..........................................................72 Porter Ranches........................................................66 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. ...........................................57 Pro Rich Seeds........................................................68 Prospect Hill Simmentals.........................................69 Rainalta ...................................................................66 Rancier Farms .....................................................7, 66 Rattray Livestock .....................................................66 Rendezvous Farms .................................................68 Richardson, Kelly.....................................................74 River Point Cattle Co. ..............................................69 Riverbank Farm .......................................................68 Robb Farms .............................................................72 Robson Acres ..........................................................69 SAJ Simmentals ......................................................72 Saugeen Acres ........................................................66 Schatz Simmentals ..................................................66 Scissors Creek Cattle Co. .......................................57 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals ............................66 Skeels, Dan .............................................................73 Skor Simmentals .....................................................66 Southpaw Cattle Company ......................................66 Spring Creek Land & Cattle Consulting ...................74 Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus ............72 Spring Lake Simmentals......................................7, 66 Spruce Grove Cattle Co. .........................................72 Starwest Farms .......................................................67 Steen Agencies........................................................73 Stewart Simmentals.................................................70 Stock, Mark..............................................................73 Stockmens Insurance ..............................................73 Stone Simmentals ...................................................66 Stoughton Farms Ltd. ..............................................72 Sullivan Simmentals ................................................70 Sun Rise Simmentals ........................................57, 72 Sun Star Simmentals ...............................................66 Sunny Valley Simmentals ........................................72 Swan Lake Farms....................................................72 Swantewitt Simmentals ...........................................66 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. ............................................74 T Bar Invitational .....................................................21 Tessier Simmentals .................................................72 The Register ............................................................72 Timberlind Auctions .................................................73 Todd Simmentals .....................................................70 Transcon Livestock Corp .................................IBC, 74 Trevor’s Cowpix .......................................................73 Triple Rose Simmentals...........................................70 Tryon Simmentals ....................................................68 TSN Livestock .........................................................68 Twin Brae Simmentals .............................................68 Twin Butte Simmentals ............................................66 Tymarc Livestock .....................................................66 Virginia Ranch .........................................................66 W2 Farms ................................................................72 Weldehaven Farms .................................................70 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company .............................67 Westway Farms Ltd. ................................................67 Wild Oak Farms .......................................................70 Windy Knoll Farm ....................................................68 WJ Simmentals........................................................67 Wolfe Farms ............................................................67 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh .....................................................67 Xcel Livestock..........................................................70

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What’s Happening May May 17 Timberlind Auctions Spring Machinery Consignment Sale, Buck Creek, AB

June June 15 Queens of the Pasture Photo Contest Deadline June 19-20 2014 UCVM Beef Cattle Conference, Calgary, AB June 21 Alberta Simmental Association Tour and Annual General Meeting, Deeg Simmentals, Strathmore, AB June 24-25 T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK

July July 1 Queens of the Pasture Advertising Deadline July 4-6 YCSA Quebec Junior Beef Show, Brome, PQ July 9 ILC Beef 2014, Calgary, AB

July 16-20 World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation World Congress, Cartagena, Columbia July 17-20 YCSA Alberta Show, Lacombe, AB July 25-27 CSA AGM 2014 & YCSA National Classic: Elkhorn Resort, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba July 26 Friends of Simmental Charity Auction, Elkhorn Resort, MB www.dlms.ca July 30 - Aug 2 YCSA Saskatchewan Show, Prince Albert, SK July 31 Saskatchewan Simmental Association Annual Meeting, Prince Albert, SK www.sasksimmental.com

August August 12-14 Livestock Gentec Annual Conference: The Genomics of Profitability: Implications for Quality, Feed, Forage & Sustainability, Edmonton, AB August 15 Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures Female Sale, Rimbey, AB

August 21-22 YCSA Maritimes Show, Truro, NS August 23 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show August 30 Timberlind Auctions Fall Harvest Machinery Consignments Sale, Buck Creek, AB

September September 13 Ontario Autumn Classic Sale, Hanover, ON September 27 Ferme Gagnon 18th Annual Production Sale, Cheneville, PQ

October October 4 Bar 5 Stock Farm Extravaganza Sale, Markdale, ON October 25 Partners for Progress Vol. III Sale, Waterloo, ON

December December 10 Double Bar D Farms & Guests Premiere Female Sale, Grenfell, SK

Table of Contents Canadian Simmental Association Contacts............. 4

Annual General Meeting Notice.............................25

Gatepost.....................................................................5

Proxy........................................................................26

Appuye sur le poteau de cloture................................6

From the Director’s Chair........................................27

Project Partners........................................................10

International Livestock Congress............................29

Profil de nos partenaires..........................................11 Alberta News...........................................................30 Queens of the Pasture Photo Contest.......................12 Saskatchewan News................................................31 Breed Improvement.................................................14 Ontario News..........................................................32

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Breed Improvement (French)..................................16

Maritime News........................................................33

Women in the Simmental Country...........................19

Vet’s Advice.............................................................35

Friends of Simmental Charity Auction...................22

Sale Reports.............................................................37

Manitoba News.......................................................23

Advertiser’s Index...................................................75

YCSA Newsletter.....................................................24

What’s Happening...................................................76


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