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Canadian Western Agribition Highlights

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition hosted over 1,200 international guests from over 78 countries in 2019. The United States and Australia sent the most guests. A delegation of six came from Sweden, the largest official delegation to Agribition this year.

At the Charolais sale, a heifer calf from Serhienko Cattle Co. from Maymont, Sask., sold to Full Throttle Cattle Co. from Lomo, Colorado, for $34,500. At the Speckle Park sale, genetics were sold to Oklahoma, Great Britain and Australia. MT Bar Ranch from Drayton Valley, Alta., sold full possession and 50 per cent semen interest on a bull for $14,500 to Australia. During the Hereford sale, an embryo package sold to Texas.

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The show ring was busy, too. Here are some highlights from the show:

Grand Champion Female: SVY Starstruck 938G. Congratulations to Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, Sask., and exhibitor Brandon Hertz.

Reserve Champion Female: BRCHE BERLKY ANN 8507 PLD ET, exhibited by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw, Alta., and Cays Cattle Co., Kinistino, Sask.

Royal Bank Supreme Champion Bull: Greenwood Electric Impact ET. Owned by Scott and Jackie Payne of Greenwood Limousin and Angus, Lloydminster, Sask.

Supreme Champion Female: Brooking Countess 7077 with calf at side (Brooking Dusty’s Countess 9026). Exhibited by Justin and Tawnie Morrison of Brooking Angus Ranch at Radville, Sask.

Grand Champion Hereford Bull and Senior Champion Bull Calf: BIG-GULLY 109 ESPIONAGE 181G. Congratulations to Lance, Sheri and Frances Leachman at Big Gully Farms, Maidstone, Sask.

Kyron Manske and Mike Millar.
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The winner of the Canadian Cattlemen junior vac box at the 2019 Canadian Western Agribition was Kelsey Manske of East Poplar Simmentals. Accepting on her behalf was her husband Kyron Manske.

Canadian Simmental Association Recognizes Breeders

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) established the Award of Excellence program in 2017 to showcase and recognize breeders who exhibit registered Simmental seedstock across Canada each year. The final show for animals to qualify was held at Canadian Western Agribition.

2019 Canadian Simmental Association Award of Excellence Female: Sunny Valley Payton 77E, owned by Ultra Livestock, Fraser Livestock and Mader Ranches. Exhibited at the Olds Fall Classic, Brandon Ag Ex, Farm Fair and Agribition. Total of 112 points.

Sunny Valley Payton 77E.
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2019 CSA Award of Excellence Bull: Donovandale Bailout, owned by Donovandale Farms. Shown at The Expo Boeuf, Shawville Fair and the Royal. Total of 91 points.

Donovandale Bailout.
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JBS Canada Furthers its Commitment to Canadian Angus

JBS Canada is partnering with the Canadian Angus Association on a branded beef program, notes a news release from the association.

The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program was designed to lend grassroots support to select Angus brands that recognize and support Canadian Angus ranchers. The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to partner with JBS Canada and its 100 per cent Canadian Black Diamond beef brand. The decision by JBS Canada to not only recognize, but collaborate with Angus ranchers is a testimony to their dedication to Canada, our industry and the Angus breed long-term, states the release.

The Canadian Angus Association release states that the support of JBS Canada will help build value for all Canadian Angus breeders. The company’s support of Canadian Angus Association initiatives such as the CAA Green Tag program, data collection, genetic improvement and the Canadian Angus story will help grow the Angus brand.

Farmfair Welcomes International Buyers

This year Farmfair International, Northland’s annual agricultural showcase, welcomed 60 cattle producers as well as buyers from 12 countries including Argentina, Australia, the U.K., South Africa, Mexico, the United States and others.

Northland’s Inbound Buyers Program was created 10 years ago to recruit qualified cattle buyers with an interest in Canadian cattle and genetics, and connect them with local producers, notes a Farmfair news release.

The program also includes the Champion of the World competition, held in December to promote awareness, goodwill and trade between and within cattle-producing countries. The winners of the December competition are invited to Farmfair International the following November to be recognized during the breed shows with presentations of banners and custom belt buckles. These elite breeders attend from across the world as winners of the Continental and British breeds categories.

International buyers each spend approximately $10,000 to $15,000 for embryos, semen or cattle for use on their operations. To date, Northlands has been a contributing partner to more than $10 million in international sales over the years, and that number continues to grow.

Farmfair also offers specialized programs for international visitors over the course of the show including farm tours, a trip to Red Deer’s Agri-Trade, the International Reception and exhibitor mixers.

For more information, please visit farmfairinternational.com or email [email protected]

Canadian Hereford Association honours long-time director

The Canadian Hereford Association recognized Doug Mann of Swift Current, Sask., for his contribution to the association’s board. Mann was a director from 2012 to 2019, served a two-year term as president and is currently the past president. He will be stepping down from his director duties at the end of the year. Mann and his wife Wanda operate Phantom Creek Livestock and he is well known as a veterinarian in the Swift Current area. He was presented with a plaque at the 2019 Canadian Western Agribition.

Albert Rimke (left) and Doug Mann.
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Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Results

  • Red Angus Female Grand Champion: RED TER-RONBRANDY 127E. Exhibitor: Ter-Ron Farms.
  • Red Angus Bull Champion: RED DKF RACER 8E. Exhibitor: Shiloh Cattle Company.
  • Black Angus Female Champion: GREENWOOD VIXON JJP 17E. Exhibitor: Ter-Ron Farms.
  • Black Angus Bull Champion: DMM CRANK 13E. Exhibitor: Mill Wilson Angus and Nelson Hirsche.
  • Simmental Female Champion: CMS SODA POP 425B. Exhibitor: Black Gold Simmental.
  • Charolais Female Champion: SHSH SHANIA 9E. Exhibitor: Springside Farms.
  • Charolais Bull Champion: CSS SIR AMIGO 5G. Exhibitor: Owen and Bernadette Legaarden.
  • Limousin Female Champion: BOSS LAKE MS MOLLY 814F. Exhibitor: Boss Lake Genetics.
  • Limousin Bull Champion: GREENWOOD ELECTRIC IMPACT ET. Exhibitor: Greenwood.
  • Shorthorn Female Champion: LL RAGGEDY ANN. Exhibitor: Long Lake Shorthorns.
  • Shorthorn Bull Champion: BAR 33 EASY MONEY 12E. Exhibitor: Bar 33 Ranch.
  • Speckle Park Female Champion: WREN OF PAR 70E. Exhibitor: Greenwood.
  • Speckle Park Bull Champion: RAVENWORTH MIDAS 105G. Exhibitor: Ravenworth Cattle/Garry and Donna Berting.
  • Polled Hereford Female Champion: AXA 200Z NELLIE 1F. Exhibitor: Top-50 Livestock.
  • Polled Hereford Bull Champion: NCX GEORGIO 2G. Exhibitor: Gabrielle Cheremshynski.
  • Horned Hereford Female Champion: LF 4009 YANKEE STAN 218F. Exhibitor: Lock Farms.
  • Horned Hereford Bull Champion: ACE RED LAD 33E. Exhibitor: Ace Herefords.

Simmental Bull Champion: RWS FERDENAND 551F. Exhibitor: Willerton Simmentals. Pictured are Taylor and Ty Draves of Ty-D Livestock and Trevor Willerton of Willerton Simmentals.
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About the author

National account manager

Mike Millar

As National account manager for Canadian Cattlemen, I work with all major accounts including equipment manufacturers, ad agency's and national breed associations. When I'm not busy working and promoting Canadian Cattlemen magazine, my family and I are running a purebred herd of Simmental cattle at Grandora, Sask.

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