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“In All Things Of Nature There Is Something Of The Marvelous.” — Aristotle

Marilyn Charlton of Weyburn, Sask., was elected president of Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) last month. She raises purebred Herefords and is general manager of the Saskatchewan Hereford Association. In addition to exhibiting at Agribition since 1971 she has been a director for 11 years, chairing numerous committees. Joining her on the executive are first vice-president Bryan Hadland, Weldon, Sask.; second vice-president Reed Andrew, Regina; executive at large Dr. Grant Royan and Stewart Stone, Regina and past president Shannon McArton, Dilke, Sask.

Sales

Hill 70 Quantock Barn Burnin’ Bull Sale

February 7, Lloydminister, Sask./Alta. 287 Bulls, av. $2,820

13th Annual Signature Series Bull Sale, Lazy MC Angus & Guests

March 21, Brooks, Alta.

60 Yearling Red & Black Angus bulls, av. $2,927

2 Red Angus 2-year-old bulls, av. $3,000 High selling bull: Red Lazy MC Stout 19U, $7,700 to Bullis Creek Ranch, Wood Lake, Nebraska

Rawes Ranches

February 17, Strome, Alta. 72 2-year-old bulls, av. $4,065

MJT Back to the Basics Bull Sale

February 14, Edgerton, Alta. 32 Horned Hereford bulls, av. $3,212 29 Black Angus 2-year-olds, av. 3,596 45 Black Angus yearlings, av. 2,761 16 Black Angus open yearling heifers, av. 1,713 19 Red Angus 2-year-olds, av. 2,600 15 Bred commercial heifers, av. 1,116 33 Open commercial heifers, av. 823

Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch 20th Anniversary Bull Sale

March 7, Swift Current, Sask.

68 Purebred yearling Gelbvieh bulls, av. $3,579

Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. Angus Bull Sale

April 1, Wood Mountain, Sask. 69 Long yearling bulls, av. $4,054 86 Yearling bulls, av. $3,598

155 Total, av. $3,801

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) reported a profit of $18,080 on revenues of $3,060,478 for 2008, thanks to an 14 per cent increase in admissions and food sales at the show last November. Attendance grew to 142,500 from 137,500 the year before, says chief executive officer and general manager Jason Pollock. CWA 2009 will be held Nov. 21 to Nov. 28 at Evraz Place in Regina.

The crew at TBar is gearing up for the 2009 T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament which will be held June 23-24 at the Dakota Dunes golf course just outside of Saskatoon in support of the Canadian junior seedstock cattle Industry. Last year 62 sponsors and 110 golfers supported the event which raised $27,000. Six junior Canadian beef breed associations and the Canadian 4-H Council shared in the funds. To support this event visit

The Canadian Simmental Association just wrapped up a very successful set of board and committee meetings. The Young Canadian Simmentalers (junior association) along with breed improvement and marketing committee were brought together from across Canada and solid gains were made. The annual general meeting is at Sun Peaks, B. C. and the National YCSA show will be in Prince Albert, Sask.

The World Angus Forum in Canada, July 13-16, 2009 in Calgary, is shaping up to be the largest Angus event ever held in Canada. It will take a 2.5 km walk to tour the 160,000 sq. ft. of cattle and breeder displays from the 200+ exhibitors participating in the event — Canadian breeders from PEI to B. C. as well as the USA, Denmark, Scotland and more. It is expected that 1,000 head of Angus cattle will be on the grounds at Spruce Meadows, just south of Calgary, for Forum participants and visitors to tour. Many will be entered in the Open, Junior and Futurity shows while others will be the focus of breeder displays. A key feature will be the first-ever international

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