The new Board of Directors of the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society has got their first meetings out of the way, and the new executive is as follows: Greg Cripps, president; Dave Longshore, vice-president and Vaughan Greenslade as second vice-president. Kevin Dorrance will oversee finance and Stephen Harper is the advertising chairman; Mike Howe and Nathan Jensen will co-chair the promotions committee, while Byron Brandl will continue with the sponsorship and fund-raising and Lynnette Hochstein will fill the role of secretary. With this capable group at the helm we should see an exciting year for this society. The Canadian Red Angus Society can be extremely proud of their success with Red Roundup 2008, one of the premier Red Angus events in North America. The sale at Red Roundup averaged $4,551 on 94 live lots and the Friday night auction raised $55,135. Lonnie and Karen Brown, Lonestone Farms were winners of the brand new quad.
For the first time ever a Junior component will be part of the 2009 World Angus Forum in Canada. Angus Juniors (age 13-21) can take advantage of special Junior pricing and activities created specifically for them. Included in the schedule will be technical sessions and speakers geared towards youth and different areas of the agricultural industry, a youth owned female show, marketing, judging and team problem solving competitions. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know other Juniors from around the world in their own “Adults by Invitation Only” Lounge. The Forum Youth Program offers a unique opportunity to foster Junior Angus involvement between countries and start life-long friendships. For complete details visit the WAF ’09 website at WorldAngusForum.comand click on “Junior Program” in the top menu.
Margo Cartwright will soon celebrate her first anniversary as marketing co-ordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association. Margo works out of her home in Granton, Ont., in an administrative role to support the Simmental magazine and the marketing team for the C. S. A. She is married to John Cartwright, who is herd manager for Prospect Hills Simmentals. Previously, Margo was employed by Semex for five years in customer service and as Embryo Adminstrator, working primarily with the import and export of semen and embryos of all breeds. Margo has a farm background, having grown up on the farm in Prince Edward Island, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick. Before working for Semex she spent five years in the banking industry in lending and investments.
Everyone is getting excited about the Canadian Junior Hereford Association’s Bonanza 2009 — “Herefords On the Ranch” in Princeton, B. C. at Copper Creek Ranch. The Junior Hereford show will run Aug. 11-15, so get prepared for the Western Ranching Experience! Bonanza is one of the longest running, most successful junior beef shows in Canada.
The Canadian Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce that two Gelbvieh breeders in Alberta were each awarded an aluminum stock trailer from Allan Dale Industries and Edmonton Northlands at Farmfair International in Edmonton. Scott and Lisa Severtson, Severtson Land & Cattle, Innisfail, Alberta, was the lucky winner of the Exhibitor Draw from the Supreme Female qualifiers and Rodney Sargent was the lucky winner of the Exhibitor Draw from the Supreme Male qualifiers. Each took home a stock trailer. “This year’s recipients are long time exhibitors at Farmfair, and include showing at Farmfair as an important part of marketing their programs,” said Wendy Belcher, secretary/manager of the Canadian Gelbvieh Association.