The Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) would like to thank Shayla Chappell for being an important part of the team for the past three years. In her time with the CLA, she embraced every challenge that came her way and has been dedicated to serving members. Chappell will be moving home to Saskatchewan to work for the Canadian Shorthorn Association full-time. The association and Limousin breeders Canada-wide wish Chappell the very best in her new endeavour.
The association also congratulates the 2020 Canadian Junior Limousin Association (CJLA) winners.
Bianca Byers of Blackstock, Ont. (see photo at top), is the 2020 Australia Exchange Opportunity recipient. Byers has been involved in the Limousin breed for the past five years, along with her family, at Murray Hill Farms. She attends Lakeland College, working towards an animal science technology diploma.
Byers is involved in the breed, both showing and taking on leadership roles. She sits on both the Ontario Junior Limousin Association and CJLA boards as vice-president.
Byers hopes to learn how Australian producers fit cattle, prepare for show day as well as make new connections.
“Some other things that would be interesting to see and learn from would be the different genetics, feed programs and handling systems that I might be able to use on my own farm. In general, seeing what the Limousin breed brings to the Australian beef industry would be a great learning experience for me.”
Megan Smith of Lower Truro, Nova Scotia, is the 2020 CJLA scholarship recipient. Smith has been a CJLA member for the past two years and a member of her provincial beef club for four years. She plans to attend Dalhousie University to study veterinary technology.
She has been a junior leader in her local 4-H club for the past three years and has participated in many leadership activities through this role.
Asked what makes a junior livestock association fun to be involved with, Smith says:
“Being part of a junior livestock association is like being part of a family. In the world today that is filled with technology and electronics, sharing common interests with other youth on livestock and agriculture is nice. Being a member of the CJLA has given me the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people locally and all across Canada.”
Smith credits her 4-H leaders Joe and Carolyn Cooper for inspiring her passion for beef cattle.
Congratulations as well to B Bar Cattle of Lucky Lake, Sask., on their bronze placing in the Limousin Breeder.net “Miss World” competition with B-Bar Nicole 31G.
Gold was captured by La Rhone Hullabaloo of South Africa. Silver placings went to Cheville Madeleine XM1629 from Argentina.