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PURELY PUREBRED – for Feb. 8, 2010

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The year letter for 2010 calves is X.

Canadian Angus breeders received more than an enthusiastic welcome at the 2010 National Western Stock Show in Denver — their cattle took Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion honours. At the Red Angus Show, Red Northline Trueblood 341T owned by Howard Schneider of Ardrossan, Alta., won Grand Champion Bull and Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U owned by Clint and Angela Morasch of Bassano, Alta., is Reserve Grand Champion Bull. The Grand Champion Female is Red Sooline Rainbow 9230, bred by Roger Hardy of Midale, Sask.

At the Black Angus Show, Justamere 406S Panamajack 336U owned by Jonathon Fox of Lloydminster, Sask., was named Reserve Champion Bull. “This was a record year for Angus at the National Western Stock Show,” says Doug Fee, CEO for the Canadian Angus Association. “We are thrilled to have Canadian Angus cattle receive such honours. There has been a great deal of interest in Canadian Angus genetics worldwide since we hosted the World Angus Forum last summer.” Soo Line Angus also had a half interest in a bull calf that sold for $55,000 in the Bases Loaded Sale, Jan. 12 in Denver .

The Canadian Angus Association has launched a blog so staff can regularly update breed members on association news and activities Click on

Canadian Simmentals also made their mark in Denver at the Stock Show with the bull STF Dominance, owned by Remington Cattle Company, winning Grand Champion Bull. The night before the show a son of Dominance was the high-selling bull in the Simmental sale. He went to a consortium of Simmental breeders for $40,000.

The Canadian Hereford presence was strong at the stock show in Denver, with over 40 head of Canadian Herefords in the barns.

This year the Canadian Hereford Association will celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a number of functions and special events. The kickoff event will be held at Calgary Bull Sale in March. Watch for further events throughout the year. The annual general meeting of the association will be held in Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec in July.

The Canadian Angus Association has launched a new online tag ordering system at There have not been any changes to the tags or the prices, but producers ordering online can now submit their credit card information through the secure site.

The Alberta Angus Association held their AGM Jan. 16, 17 in Olds. At the meeting Doug Reid received the Cecilie Fleming Spirit of Angus Award and Emily Pugh received the Dorothy Banks scholarship.

The 2010 board of directors of the Alberta Angus Association are: Carolyn Congdon, Daysland; Bill Dietrich, Forestburg; Dwayne Emery, Camp Creek; Ricki Fleming, Granum; Darren Hipkin, Sherwood Park; Bob Hahn, Sherwood Park; Colton Hamilton, Innisfail; Carol High, Fort Macleod; Laurie Hunter, Didsbury; Richard Latimer, Olds; Blake MacMillan, Vermilion; Clint Morasch, Bassano; Camille Scott, Crossfield; Rob Smith, Olds; Gail Wildman, Sangudo.

At a recent Canadian Livestock Records Corporation board of directors meeting, it was decided that the unit cost in 2010 will remain unchanged at $5.05 for member associations and $5.55 for contract associations.

In 2009 Cattlewomen for the Cure raised $44,475.00 for the M.S. Society of Canada. In four years this group of Cattlewomen have raised over $150,000 for various charities. In 2008 they were the largest Golf Tournament fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Canada, which warranted them being featured on Entertainment Canada. The Cattle-

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