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Simmental Champion of the world, bull division

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It was exciting to be at Canadian Western Agribition this year and see all the changes with old buildings coming down and new structures taking their place. This year’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge was the last cattle show to be held in the stadium before she is torn down and replaced. With grand champion show winners coming from across Canada, it was quite a show to watch.

Supreme Champion Female was DMM Blackbird 105A with her calf at side, DMM International 54D, exhibited by Miller Wilson Angus of Bashaw, Alta. This pair also won grand champion honours in the Black Angus class at Agribition as well as the Olds Fall Classic, Olds, Alta.

The Supreme Champion bull ribbon went to EF Titan 545, exhibited by Enright Farms, Renfrew, Ont., and Cavanhill Farms. This Black Angus bull was named Grand Champion bull at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition and Supreme bull at Expo Boeuf at Victoriaville, Quebec.

With 20 entries overall in the bull and female divisions, Black Angus enthusiasts had to be happy with their breed sweeping the 2016 RBC Beef Supreme Challenge. Congratulations to everybody who had cattle in the Supreme.


The Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) awarded the 2016 CLA Award of Distinction to two outstanding Limousin breeders this year. Bill Campbell and family of Campbell Land & Cattle, Minto, Man., were presented with the award during the National Limousin Show and Sale at the Brandon Ag Ex. Mary Hertz and family of Ivy Livestock, Duchess, Alta., were presented with the award during the Limousin show at Canadian Western Agribition.

Bill Campbell and family presented with the 2016 CLA Award of Distinction.

Bill Campbell and family presented with the 2016 CLA Award of Distinction.
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Mary Hertz and family presented with the 2016 CLA Award of Distinction.

Mary Hertz and family presented with the 2016 CLA Award of Distinction.

The Canadian Angus Association its 2016 National Gold Show winners at Agribition.

The 2016 Red Angus Show Bull of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is RED TER-RON HOT SHOT 10B, owned by Russell Coward of Swift Current, Sask., and Rob Adams and Terry Adams of Forestburg, Alta. Red Ter-Ron Hot Shot 10B was the 2015 reserve aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Bull of the Year and is a two-time Angus “All-Star” winner.

The 2016 reserve aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Bull of the Year went to RED SHILOH DEFENDER 6D, owned by Shiloh Cattle Co. of Craigmyle, Alta.

Runner-up aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Bull of the Year went to RED LAZY MC TRADITION 111C, owned by Nordal Farms of Bulyea, Sask., and Clinton Morasch of Bassano, Alta.
The 2016 Red Angus Show Female of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is RED WILDMAN MISS STOCKY 420B, owned by CAA president elect Brett Wildman of Sangudo, Alta., and Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. of Lanigan, Sask., and bull calf RED WILDMAN CIMARRON 605D, also owned by Brett Wildman.

The reserve aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Female of the Year went to RED TER-RON DIAMOND MIST 26C, owned by Kasey Adams of Forestburg, Alta.

Runner-up aggregate champion for Red Angus Show Female of the Year went to RED CINDER CHETA 93C, owned by Brynne Yoder of Barrhead, Alta.

The 2016 Black Angus Show Bull of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is MAF FIRST IMPRESSION 4420, owned by Mogcks Angus Farms of Tripp, S.D. and Mick and Debbie Trefiak of Edgerton, Alta.

The reserve aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Bull of the Year was awarded to BOSS LAKE BRILLIANCE 615, owned by Boss Lake Genetics of Stony Plain, Alta.

Runner-up aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Bull of the Year went to EF TITAN 545, owned by Sean Enright and Barry Enright of Renfrew, Ont.

The 2016 Black Angus Show Female of the Year receiving champion aggregate status is SC MICH ROSE 30X, owned by Katie Serhienko of Maymont, Sask., and heifer calf SC MICH ROSE 613D, also owned by Katie Serhienko.

The reserve aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Female of the Year went to DMM BLACKBIRD 105A, owned by Lee and Dawn Wilson, Miller Wilson Angus, of Bashaw, Alta., with bull calf DMM INTERNATIONAL 54D, also owned by Lee and Dawn Wilson, Miller Wilson Angus.

Runner-up aggregate champion for Black Angus Show Female of the Year went to ROYAL S PRIDE 42B, owned by Brianna Kimmel of Lloydminster, Alta., with heifer calf TWIST SHE’S A HEARTBREAKER 66d, also owned by Brianna Kimmel.

The Canadian Angus Gold Show All-Star Team awards were also announced: In the Red Angus Bulls, Bull Calf Champion went to RED SHILOH DEFENDER 6D, owned by Shiloh Cattle Co. of Craigmyle, Alta.; Junior Champion went to RED LAZY MC TRADITION 111C, owned by Nordal Farms of Bulyea, Sask., and Clinton Morasch of Bassano, Alta.; and Senior Champion went to RED TER-RON HOT SHOT 10B, owned by Russell Coward of Swift Current, Sask., and Rob Adams and Terry Adams of Forestburg, Alta.

Red Angus Female All-Star awards went to RED CINDER SUIJI LASS 52D, owned by Brad Yoder of Barrhead, Alta., as the Heifer Calf Champion; RED TER-RON DIAMOND MIST 26C, owned by Kasey Adams of Forestburg, Alta., as the Junior Champion (also the 2015 Heifer Calf Champion); and RED WILDMAN MISS STOCKY 420B, owned by Brett Wildman of Sangudo, Alta., and Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. of Lanigan, Sask., and her bull calf RED WILDMAN CIMARRON 605D, owned by Brett Wildman as the Senior Champion.

In the Black Angus Bulls, Bull Calf Champion went to BOSS LAKE BRILLIANCE 615, owned by Boss Lake Genetics of Stony Plain, Alta.; Junior Champion went to EF TITAN 545, owned by Sean Enright and Barry Enright of Renfrew, Ont.; Senior Champion went to MAF FIRST IMPRESSION 4420, owned by Mogcks Angus Farms of Tripp, S.D., and Mick and Debbie Trefiak of Edgerton, Alta.

Black Angus Female All-Star awards went to GREENWOOD BEAUTY JJP 23D, owned by Jayden and Jaxon Payne of Lloyd­minster, Sask., and HLC BARBARA 776D, owned by Hollinger Land & Cattle of Neudorf, Sask., tied as the Heifer Calf Champion; REMITALL F TIBBIE 51C, owned by Remitall Farms Inc. of Olds, Alta., as the Junior Champion; and SC MICH ROSE 30X, owned by Katie Serhienko of Maymont, Sask., and heifer calf SC MICH ROSE 613D also owned by Serhienko as the Senior Champion.

The Gold Show program was developed in 1989 by the Canadian Angus Association to provide an incentive for breeders to move between regions to show cattle. Gold Show winners are the animals that earn the highest number of points in three Gold Shows.


The Canadian Limousin Association announced their Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Cattle of the Year at Canadian Western Agribition. The winners are:

Show Bull of the Year: COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR, owned by Boss Lake Genetics and Skull Creek Ranches. Show Female of the Year: GREENWOOD PLD ZOOM BLOOM, owned by Greenwood Limousin & Angus and Boss Lake Genetics. Show Sire of the Year: COLE ARCHITECT 08A, Canadian semen rights owned by Payne Livestock. Show Dam of the Year: GREENWOOD WISTERIA LANE, owned by Greenwood Limousin & Angus.


Saskatchewan Simmental Association named their 2016 Purebred Breeder of the Year: Dave and Krista Erixon of Erixon Simmentals, Clavet, Sask.


Well the results are in and it’s official at Champions Of The World.Net. The Simmental Champion of the world in the bull division is none other than Canada’s own Wheatland Royal Flush 435. Royal Flush owned by Wheatland Cattle Co. & JP Cattle Co. won gold with 9 points representing Canada. The silver went to the U.S. with six points and rounding off the medal division, the bronze went to Scotland with three points. Of particular interest was that three out of the four judges chose Canada for gold. Wheatland Royal Flush 435 was also a top-10 contender at Agribition’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge.

Wheatland Royal Flush 435.

Wheatland Royal Flush 435.

In the Angus female division, DMM Blackbird 105A a black Angus female from Miller Wilson Angus won Miss North America and gold with nine points, narrowly beating out another Canadian Red Angus entry at seven points. Bronze went to a Black Angus female from the U.S. at five points.

DMM Blackbird 105A

DMM Blackbird 105A

If you want to be part of the voting go online to champion-of-the-world.net. The Next Champion of the World competition starts on December 1, 2017.


Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

Roxanne Olynyk

Roxanne Olynyk

Roxanne Olynyk
Mentor: Marty Seymour, Farm Credit Canada

Olynyk is a designated professional with the account­­ing firm MNP LLP in Saskatoon specializing in the agriculture sector. In her practice she works with a variety of agricultural clients including grain farmers, dairies, feedlots, co-operatives, land owners and land renters with their financial statements, tax management, agriculture insurance programs, and audits, as well as exit and succession planning.
Growing up on a purebred Red and Black Angus cattle farm, Olynyk is no stranger to the cattle industry. She was actively involved helping process the cattle and her family’s annual bull sales, as well as exhibiting her own cattle through her local 4-H club.

She is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and received her bachelor of business administration degree with distinction from the University of Regina. She feels the CYL program provides another avenue to stay involved in the industry and to contribute as an advocate.

Becky Tees

Becky Tees

Becky Tees
Mentor: Dr. Tom Smylie, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Tees was the fifth generation raised on her family’s commercial cow-calf operation in southeastern British Columbia. Growing up, she was involved in her local 4-H beef club as well as rodeo. Following her high school graduation, she moved to southern Alberta where she worked in the feedlot industry for a few years. Then, while her husband was on tour in Afghanistan with the Canadian military, she spent eight months working on a cattle station in Queensland, Australia. Tees is currently in her third year at the University of Calgary’s doctor of veterinary medicine program. Additionally, she is the president of her school’s production animal health club and is active in several bovine veterinary medicine associations. She and her husband’s family have a small herd of purebred Red Angus cattle as well as a grain farm. Tees’s professional interests include feedlot, cow-calf, and equine medicine, agriculture policy development, and beef industry sustainability.

Katie Songer

Katie Songer

Katie Songer
Mentor: John Sullivan, Sullivan Supply, Sullivan Farms and Stock Show University

Raised near Rocky Mountain House, Alta., Songer is the third generation of her family to breed cattle in central Alberta. Established in 1951 with commercial cattle, Lucky Springs Farms became a purebred operation in the early 1970s, and is now owned and operated by her parents. Songer assists with the promotion of the cowherd, which currently comprises 100 head of purebred Herefords, Shorthorns and commercial club-calf producing females. Songer was heavily involved in the junior show circuit as a youth, where she participated in 4-H and junior breed associations. She has successfully exhibited cattle at many of the major shows across Canada and the U.S. She serves on the Steer Classic Committee at the Calgary Stampede, and continues to judge at junior and 4-H shows across the country. Songer is particularly passionate about livestock marketing, and she operates 5 Gallon Creative, a small studio aiming to bring cutting-edge design to the agriculture industry. She is also the owner and editor of Top Stock magazine, a quarterly publication serving show-oriented cattle breeders of all breeds from across Canada.

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National account manager

As National account manager for Canadian Cattlemen, I work with all major accounts including equipment manufacturers, ad agency's and national breed associations. When I'm not busy working and promoting Canadian Cattlemen magazine, my family and I are running a purebred herd of Simmental cattle at Grandora, Sask.

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