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Purely Purebred – for Dec. 6, 2010

How about this young 4-H’er? He went on to make his mark as a successful seedstock producer in several different breeds. We still see him around the barns from time to time.

Well the “old eagle eyes” have identified the young man in the November picture as Fred Noad. Both George

Buttimer and David Bell identified Fred. David tells me he went to school with Fred and played hockey with him, and knew who it was as soon as he saw the picture. Fred showed cattle at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto as a young man, riding with the cattle in boxcars to Toronto from Alberta, and sleeping in the barns. He was not unique in his love of competing in the show ring 45 years ago. Many of the cattle enthusiasts in their 60s now look back and remember competing as young men.

The Steaks for Soldiers program continues to forge ahead with the fund now topping $80,000. We have reached 73 per cent of our goal. Visit the “Steaks for Soldiers” Facebook page and become a fan!!! Don’t be bashful… our soldiers truly appreciate the recognition for the difficult job they do. For more information or to donate call Harvey or Jackie Dann at Agri Alert Distributors, 1-800-665- 2494. Kudos to you Harvey for pushing ahead with this initiative, I know the time you have put into this and your belief that we need to recognize these young men and women.

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) development program will offer mentorship opportunities across Canada next year, following a successful pilot program in Alberta. Beef enthusiasts between the ages of 18 and 35 can apply online now to vie for one of the 16 CYL mentor-ships available in Canada in 2011. The mentorship opportunities will begin in April 2011 and run for a period of eight months. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 25, 2011. A national youth initiative of the CCA, the CYL program provides industry-specific training and mentorship opportunities to producers between the ages of 18 and 35, with the support of Cargill, ALMA and media sponsor — Canadian Cattlemen magazine. CYL participants will have the opportunity to explore a potential career choice or involvement with a provincial/national producer organization, while gaining the expertise and business acumen necessary to sustain the cattle industry into the future. Eligible interested parties can submit an application online at: http://www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com/cyl_application_form.html.

For further information please contact Jill Harvie at [email protected]

The first day of Pfizer Stockade Roundup held in Lloydminster on Thursday, Nov. 4, was devoted to stock dog trials and the purebred shows for the Black Angus, Red Angus, Speckle Park, and Maine Anjou breeds. Day 2 was taken up with the Stockade Lady Jackpot Show, the Pfizer commercial cattle show and sale and the remaining purebred show/sales for Limousin, Horned Herefords, Charolais, Shorthorn and Polled Hereford breed. In all 232 head went through the show and sale ring. The Cattleman of the Year award went to George and Marilyn Mann and Frank and Candy Mann of Lloydminster, Sask. The third day featured the junior female show, the 4-H team grooming competition, the prospect calf show and sale and the 10th annual UFA Round Up Ranch Horse Competition and Sale and two-year- old Prospect Show and Sale. The winners of the premier exhibitor and breeders ribbons for the various breeds were:

Black Angus: Gord and Laurie Rattray, Blackfoot, Alta.

Red Angus: Wheeler’s Stock Farm, Saskatoon, Sask.

Speckle Park: River Hill Farm, Neilburg, Sask., (exhibitor); Barry and Elain Ducherer, Neilburg. Sask. (breeder).

Simmental: Robb Farms Ltd., Maidstone, Sask.

Limousin: Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, Sask.

Shorthorn: Dixon Farms, Vermilion, Alta.

Charolais: Serhienko/Voegeli Bros. (exhibitor); Voegeli Bros. (breeder), Maymont, Sask.

Polled Hereford: Standard Hill Polled Herefords (exhibitor); Anton Myer (breeder), Maidstone, Sask.

Horned Hereford: Lock Farms, Macklin, Sask., (exhibitor); W.A. Ayrey, Evesham, Sask., (breeder).

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce the stage one launch of the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) to stakeholder partners. These partners represent existing and, in some cases, large beef cattle databases and specific beef cattle programs. The stage one launch commenced at the end of October and will continue for several weeks as stakeholder partners make the necessary preparations to batch upload individual animal data to the BIXS database.

Issues may arise during this initial launch but to date the process has been relatively smooth, reported the CCA’s Larry Thomas, national co-ordinator of the BIXS and Canadian Beef Advantage programs.

Meanwhile BIXS management is finalizing the details of the program’s national launch to cow-calf and feedlot producers. “This second stage may roll out in a couple of phases, with the initial targeted launch to cow-calf producers on high-speed Internet connections or those enrolling and submitting data to BIXS through a third party,” Thomas said. Interested producers are urged to visit the BIXS website often for updates on the stage two launch and to learn more about the program. Visit:

http://bixs.cattle.ca.

The grand champion bull and female ribbons awarded at the Farmfair International in Edmonton last month were won by:

Hereford bull: MJT Cattle Company, Edgerton, Alta.

Hereford female: Richardson Ranch, Tlell, B.C.

Multi-Breed female and bull: Big Deal Galloways, Delburne, Alta. Maine-Anjou bull: Halls Cattle Co., Craven, Sask.

Maine-Anjou female: SW Cattle Company, Strathmore, Alta.

Speckle Park bull and female: Six Star Speckle Parks, Neilburg, Sask.

Simmental bull: High Country Cattle Services, Breton, Alta.

Simmental female: Rancier Farms, Killam, Alta.

Gelbvieh bull and female: Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, Sask.

The Supreme Champion bull was a Charolais, PCC Sudden Impact 848U, owned by Prairie Cove Charolais, Don Grant Farms, Clear Lake Charolais and Quebec Syndicate.

The Supreme Champion female was a Simmental, RF Flirtin’ For Certain 37U with calf at side RFRU Certainly Flirtin’, owned by Rancier Farms, Reays Unlimited and Chase Miller.

The Legends of the Fall Champion Bull was a Red Angus, Red Ter-Ron X-Factor 011X, owned by Ter-Ron Farms, Keith and Joan Adams.

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders development program, an initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, steering committee is headed by Brad Wildeman, past president of the CCA, assisted by Adele Buettner of AgriBiz Communications and Deborah Wilson, livestock advertising co-ordinator for Farm Business Communications/CATTLEMEN MAGAZINE.

The search is on by the Canadian Angus Association to find a suitable candidate to fill Doug Fee’s position of chief executive officer as he moves towards retirement. Details of the position can be seen in this issue of CANADIAN CATTLEMEN or on the CAA website.

Forty-three per cent of CSA members now register their cattle using the breed’s online computer system, representing 60 per cent of Total Herd Enrollment (THE) cows. Breeders that register online at www.simmental.com also benefit by saving $2 per head for each Purebred and Fullblood cow enrolled. The fee will be $20 as of January 2011. Online users do not receive female enrollment forms.

Canada successfully vied for the Five Nations Beef Alliance Young Ranchers Program in 2012 ( www.fivenationsbeefalliance.com). This international round table of young ranchers will be held in conjunction with Canadian Western Agribition in 2012. The round table has been held previously in Denver and Mexico.

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