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PURELY PUREBRED – for Jan. 18, 2010

The picture from the December issue of Purely Purebred shows Don Pochylko and Rodney James at a Field Day at Charwil Ranch, Pembroke Ont. in 1975.

The Canadian Limousin Association has reached an agreement with the North American Limousin Federation (NALF) over the use of the trademark Lim-Flex in Canada. Starting soon, Limousin-Angus hybrid cattle that meet the Lim-Flex criteria will be recognized on their certificate with the Lim-Flex logo.

By the end of 2009 13 producers and processors had signed on to the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program, according to the Canadian Angus Association. The breed association had initially expected to have only four licensed participants signed up by year-end. The program is a way for Canadian producers and processors to carry the Angus identity through to the retail level. The program website at currently lists five producers and four processors enrolled on the voluntary program. More retail outlets are expected to join the list early in 2010. For details visit the website or call the Canadian Angus Association office at 1-888-571-3580.

Spring 2010 genetic evaluation data is now available from the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA). The CSA

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