Today's Angus Advantage Late Fall 2014

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Todays Angus Advantage 1Females bred to top sires including Soo Line Best Interest 2142, Bar D K Ally 22'12, and S A V Final Answer 0035Saturday December 20, 2014 Heartland Livestock - Yorkton, SK 12:00 NoonSale ManagementChris poley: 306-220-5006 Ted Serhienko: 306-221-2711 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973Sale Broadcast ByOn Offer: 85 Cow-Calf Pairs 2 Herd Sires 25 Long Yearling Bulls Semen2014 calves sired by Mytty In Focus, S Chisum 0206, Soo Line Best Interest 2142, Bar DK Wisdom 1512, and moreView the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.comSoo Line Best Interest 2142 He Sells!Todays Angus Advantage 2Todays Angus Advantage 3Late Fall 2014 - Table of ContentsAs In Every Issue29 The Real World56 Under The Gavel 62 Rates & Subscriptions63 The Final WordCover Photography By Kim Harder Features26 Meet The Fall Judges32 Take The SurveyShows20 Olds Fall Clasic38 44th Central Ontario Angus Preview Show50 Barrie Fair32Todays Angus Advantage 4Box 85, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Rob Garner: 306-836-2035 Cell: 306-946-7946 nordallimousin@sasktel.net www.nordallimousin.comFor Sale This Fall By Private Treaty Groups of Black & Red Angus Bred Heifers Simm X Red Angus Heifers Bred Red AngusNordal limousiN & aNgus Bull saleFebruary 19, 2015SaSkatoon, SkSelling 70 riSing two year old bullSTodays Angus Advantage 5Todays Angus Advantage 6Langenburg, SK. Can S0A 2A0306.743.2840 Robin, Michelle and John Hogbergwww.barh.caVisitors welcome!40 miles east of Yorkton,9 miles south of LangenburgAnnual Bull SaleMarch 25, 2015At The Farm Bar-H Cora 30A by TitlestTitlest...His progeny continue to perform and impress us as time goes on. The up and coming brood matrons that are part of his sire group are exactly that... broody. The low birth, above average performance group of sale bulls are coming off grass soft and fleshy. As a seed stock producer, commercial cattlemen have asked us for the very traits that Titlest is offering through his offspring. Join us on March 25 as we present 2 year old bulls sired by Titlest, Balancer, Bruin and Done Deal. Bar-H SBS Velocity 62B by Titlest Feature Yearling March 25thTodays Angus Advantage 770 head of Red and Black Angus Fancy HeiFer calF SHow ProSPectS & PowerFul Bred HeiFerS10% Junior incentive on all 2014 SHow HeiFerSSale ManagementOffice: 306-933-4200 Chris: 306-220-5006 Ted: 306-221-2711 Shane: 403-363-9973Todays Angus Advantage 8HBH Pride Lady 308AS: S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035D: GREENBUSH PRIDE LADY 39YBW: 2.0 WW: 59 YW: 101 MM: 24 TM: 54 Selling Choice of Maternal SistersHBH Pride Lady 417BS: EXAR GRIT 1025BD: GREENBUSH PRIDE LADY 39YBW: 3.2 WW: 56 YW: 106 MM: 26 TM: 54 Selling Choice of Maternal SistersS: Vision Unanimous DS: TC Foreman HBH Karama 409BS: WAF ZORZAL 321UD: BROOKMORE KARAMA 126XBW: 1.5 WW: 43 YW: 66 M: 10 TM: 31 Watch for these ladies in the upcoming 26th Annual Keystone Klassic SaleSaturday, December 6, 2014 Brandon, Manitoba Manager: Barb AireyBox 922, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0P: (204) 566-2134C: (204) 761-1851rbairey@hotmail.comWatch for Bakari and his penmates in the Spring Cattlemans Connection Bull SaleMarch 6, 2015 Brandon, ManitobaHBH Bakari 418BTodays Angus Advantage 9These breed Leading ladies Are Klassic BoundKeystone Klassic Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:00 pm - Keystone Center Brandon, MBGreenbush Anne 40AS: S A V Bismarck 5682DS: S A V Net Worth 4200A.I Bred to Sandpoint J Edgar Hoover 2019Greenbush Georgina 38AS: Sitz Upward 307RDS: Young Dale Max 11FA.I Bred to Cole Creek RidgeGreenbush Georgina 13AS: S A V Final AnswerDS: H A R B Windy 702Natural Exposure to HBH Anchor 303AGreenbush Georgina 18AS: S A V Bismarck 5682DS: S A V Net Worth 4200 A.I Bred to Cole Creek RidgeTodays Angus Advantage 10S7R Ruth 38A Sire: Exar Upshot Bred to S Titlest 1145S7R Downtown 702A Sire: A A R Ten X 7008 Bred to S Titlest 1145S7R Duchess 24A Sire: Connealy Imprint 8317 Bred to S Titlest 1145S7R Laura 2B Sire: Apex Windy 078 Selling in the Power and Perfection Sale November 28, 2014 Regina, SKSelling in the Masterpiece Sale November 26, 2014 Regina, SKSelling in the Keystone Klassic Sale December 6, 2014 Brandon, MBTodays Angus Advantage 11Todays Angus Advantage 12Todays Angus Advantage 13Todays Angus Advantage 14Todays Angus Advantage 15Todays Angus Advantage 16Brooking Primrose 4020Motive 9016 x Flag Primrose 10540Brooking Angus Ranch - Justin and Tawnie MorrisonBox 813 :: Radville, SK :: S0C 2G0306-536-4590 :: morry_morrison@hotmail.comcall, text or email for a sale book28 Lots Sell11 open heifers15 bred heifers2 embryo lotssale hosted byLot 5Brooking Donna 4072Motive 9016 x Limestone Donna X732Bar-E-L Tibbie 173BRock Solid 983 x Bar-E-L Tibbie 3YLot 7Lot 11Brooking Annie K 390Best Interest 0136 x Annie K 9165Bred to Motive 9016Brooking Missy Gal 310Motive 9016 x Missy Gal 90568Bred to TitlestBrooking Clova Pride 360A A R Ten X x Clova PrideY136Bred to Koupal AdvanceLot 12 Lot 19Brooking Beauty 4067Resource 1441 x Beauty 6RBrooking Lady 4052Prosecutor 222 x Soo Line Lady 8058Lot 3Lot 6Lot 2Brooking Beauty 4061Resource 1441 x Beauty 6RLot 12014 Brooking Angus Open Invitational Ad 2.indd 1 14-10-28 4:17 PMTodays Angus Advantage 17Thank you for adding Y Coulee Genetics to your program at Red Round UpMonday December 8th, 2014 Nilsson Brothers, Vermilion, AB Selling 400 Red Angus heifers calving date March 20 - May 1 Selling 150 Simm/Angus heifers calving date February 15 - March 15 Featuring our 2nd Annual Bull Sale selling 40 head of 2 year old virgin bulls2nd Annual Bull Sale Monday December 8th, 2014Watch For A PreviewYou Be The Judge Fall Bull & Heifer SaleYCLC Countess 333A sold to Burnside Farms and Get-a-Long Farms for $6,100.00Donation Heifer: Red YCLC Lana 549B sold to Lucky 7 Cattle Co for $3,400.00Thank You to Rafter SJ Ranch for purchasing Red YCLC Irene 323A for $5,300.00Todays Angus Advantage 18S H A R I N G O U R B R E D H E I F E R P E N !Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SkDecember th201417Its Harvest Time!H O W E R E D A N G U S W H I T E C A P C H A R O L A I Sw w w . h o w e f a r m . c aLIVESTOCKm e d i ap a r t n e r s h i p s b e y o n d t h e f a r m g a t eLive Sale Broadcastwww.livestockplus.caMike Howe 306-631-8779 Kelly & Julie-Anne Howe 306-693-2163Dale & Lois Howe 306-693-2127 dlmhowe@xplornet.comENTIRE @ Howe Family FarmWhite Cap Ms Kat 59ARed Howe Ms Envious 78AWhite Cap Ms Harmony 44ARed Howe Ms Rose 31ATodays Angus Advantage 19October 4, 2014 Olds, AB Judge: Gregg Stewart. Washington, Kansas Black Angus DivisionFEMALESHEIFER CALFSplit 11. Boss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Miss Motive 422 by Soo Line Motive 90162. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Cassie 1439 by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 7112Split 21. Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB with Lone Star Belle 1B by Will Role Model2. Freeway Angus, Acme, AB with Arda Beauty 8B by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 7112Split 31. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Lassie 1412-HRVSTR by S A V Harvestor 03382. Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB with Lorenz Caroline 17B by HF Prowler 43UCHAMpIon HEIFER CALFBoss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Miss Motive 422 by Soo Line Motive 9016RESERvE CHAMpIon HEIFER CALFDiamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Lassie 1412-HRVSTR by S A V Harvestor 0338YEARLInG HEIFER1. Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Sunshine 77A by Hoover Dam2. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Tibbie 37A by S A V 707 Rito 9969CHAMpIon junIoR FEMALE And RESERvE GRAnd CHAMpIon FEMALENorthline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Sunshine 77A by Hoover DamRESERvE CHAMpIon junIoR FEMALERemitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Tibbie 37A by S A V 707 Rito 9969TWo YEAR oLd CoW/CALF pAIR1. Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Saving Grace 76Z by Young Dale Double T 106P2. Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB with Lorenz Caroline 1Z by FV Pioneer 83X MATuRE CoW CoW/CALF pAIR1. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Marlene 8W by Remitall H Rachis 21R 2. Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB with Lone Star Miss Emulous 3Y by Lone Star Willy 4WCHAMpIon SEnIoR FEMALE And GRAnd CHAMpIon FEMALENorthline Angus, Ardrossan, AB with Northline Saving Grace 76Z by Young Dale Double T 106PRESERvE CHAMpIon SEnIoR FEMALERemitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Marlene 8W by Remitall H Rachis 21RBuLLSBuLL CALFSplit 11. Boss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Motive 404 by Soo Line Motive 9016 2. Diamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Samcro 1445 by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 7112 Split 21. Avelyn Angus, Leduc, AB with Avelyn Afterdark 70714 by Connealy Consensus 72292. Avelyn Angus, Leduc, AB with Avelyn High Cal 47214 by Young Dale XCaliber 32XCHAMpIon BuLL CALFBoss Cattle, Stony Plain, AB with Boss Motive 404 by Soo Line Motive 9016RESERvE CHAMpIon BuLL CALFDiamond T Cattle Co., Olds, AB with Diamond T Samcro 1445 by Wiwa Creek Rush Lake 7112YEARLInG BuLL1. Justamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by Exar Classen 1422B2. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with K Adams Apollo 3A by Ter-Ron Park Place 18YCHAMpIon junIoR BuLL And GRAnd CHAMpIon BuLLJustamere Farms, Lloydminster, SK with Justamere 1422 Cash In 461A by Exar Classen 1422BRESERvE CHAMpIon junIoR BuLLTer-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with K Adams Apollo 3A by Ter-Ron Park Place 18YTWo YEAR oLd BuLL1. Remitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 81012. Lilac Lane Farm, Innisfail, AB with Lilac Lane SAVC Ferrari 2Z12 by S A V Camaro 9272CHAMpIon SEnIoR BuLL And RESERvE GRAnd CHAMpIon BuLLRemitall Farms Inc., Olds, AB with Remitall F Prospector 110Z by S A V Prodigy 8101RESERvE CHAMpIon SEnIoR BuLLLilac Lane Farm, Innisfail, AB with Lilac Lane SAVC Ferrari 2Z12 by S A V Camaro 9272pREMIER ExHIBIToR And pREMIER BREEdERDiamond T Cattle Co., Olds, ABTodays Angus Advantage 20October 4, 2014 Olds, AB Judge: Gregg Stewart. Washington, Kansas Red Angus DivisionFEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 11. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Miss 121B by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64Y2. Wildman Livestock, Sangudo, AB with Red Wildman Rebello 409B by Red Jensen Sky 611XSplit 21. Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Best Get Loaded 14B by Red Viske Fully Loaded 29Y2. Redrcih Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Maggie 198B by Red Wilbar Longitude 646YSplit 31. Lucky 7 Cattle Co., Sedgewick, AB with Red Lucky 7 Duchess 10B by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y2. Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK with Red Howe Ms Creston 7B by Red XO Crowfoot Shine 235ZSplit 41. Rainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow Lark 2B by Red SSS Endorse 639X2. Lucky 7 Cattle Co., Sedgewick, AB with Red Lucky 7 Lady 12B by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53YCHAMpIon HEIFER CALFShiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Best Get Loaded 14B by Red Viske Fully Loaded 29YRESREvE CHAMpIon HEIFER CALFRainbow Red Angus, Cherhill, AB with Red Rainbow Lark 2B by Red SSS Endorse 639XYEARLInG HEIFER Split 11. Towaw Cattle Company, Sangudo, AB with Red Towaw Sybil 489A by Red Towaw Orazi Calidad 130Y2. Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh All Loaded Up 59A by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29YSplit 21. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Alyssa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y 2. Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Cinder Cheta 93A by Red Lone Stone Pursuit 81WCHAMpIon junIoR FEMALETowaw Cattle Company, Sangudo, AB with Red Towaw Sybil 489A by Red Towaw Orazi Calidad 130YRESERvE CHAMpIon junIoR FEMALETer-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Alyssa 42A by Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53YTWo YEAR oLd CoW/CALF pAIR1. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W2. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153XCHAMpIon SEnIoR FEMALE And GRAnd CHAMpIon FEMALETer-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red K Adams Zaria 091Z by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01WRESERvE CHAMpIon SEnIoR FEMALE And RESERvE GRAnd CHAMpIon FEMALELazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z by Red Lazy MC Lookout 153XBuLLS BuLL CALF Split 11. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Tex 175B by Red U-2 Big League 544R2. Wildman Livestock, Sangudo, AB with Red Wildman Super Duty 426B by Red Jensen Sky 611XSplit 21. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B by Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z2. Shiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Buzz Bout Loaded 9B by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y Split 31. Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Ter-Ron Bazinga 13B by Ter-Ron Park Place 18Y2. River Rock Angus, Red Deer County, AB with Red River Rock Fat Tony 462B by Red Northline Fat Tony 605UCHAMpIon BuLL CALFLazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B by Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34ZRESERvE CHAMpIon BuLL CALFShiloh Cattle Company, Craigmyle, AB with Red Shiloh Buzz Bout Loaded 9B by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29YYEARLInG BuLL1. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red WPRA Legacy A314 by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64Y 2. Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Aftershock 238A by Red Wilbar Longitude 646YCHAMpIon junIoR BuLL And GRAnd CHAMpIon BuLLLazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red WPRA Legacy A314 by Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 64YRESERvE CHAMpIon junIoR BuLLRedrich Farms, Forestburg, AB with Red Redrich Aftershock 238A by Red Wilbar Longitude 646YTodays Angus Advantage 21TWo YEAR oLd BuLL1. Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U2. Cinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Lone Stone Revolver 138Z by Red Clay Colt 21XCHAMpIon SEnIoR BuLL And RESERvE GRAnd CHAMpIon BuLLLazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB with Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26URESERvE CHAMpIon SEnIoR BuLLCinder Angus, Barrhead, AB with Red Lone Stone Revolver 138Z by Red Clay Colt 21XpREMIER ExHIBIToRLazy MC Angus, Bassano, ABpREMIER BREEdERTer-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB3Sells at the Masterpiece Sale November 26, 2014Sells at the Headliner SaleNovember 7, 2014Sells at the Power & Perfection Sale November 28, 2014HARVEST TINGE ABBISS 26B S: HF HEMI 151THARVEST ENVIOUS BLACKBIRD 2B S: VIN-MAR OREILLY FACTORHARVEST ALLEGRA 29B S: HF HEMI 151T1ProgramPowerfulExciting OptionsWatch for information on our 2015 Bull sale! Todays Angus Advantage 22Chris Poley306-220-5006Ted Serhienko306-221-2711Shane Michelson403-363-9973Call us today to discuss your sale needsComplete Sale management - order Buying S e m e n S a l e S - p r i vat e t r e at y S a l e STodays Angus Advantage 23NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTEDShorty had barely shut the truck off, when he noticed his wife crossing the yard to meet him. Shorty knew something was up.Hey Shorty.Dave just called, he asked if we could help him show this weekend.Shorty paused. What?Dave wants us to help show.That would be pardon, interrupted Shorty, he wants us to show what?His cattle. at the fair.Shorty was clearly not as excited about that answer as was his wife.What did ya tell him?I told him we would. It will be fun huh?Shorty nodded. Shorty hated cattle shows, he hated goin to em, he hated watchin them and most of all he hated to participate in them. Nothin good ever came out of a cattle show.Shorty was a graduate of the local 4-H club and he had even worked for a purebred guy for a while after he got out of school, but he realized the only reason he had stuck with 4-H was the girls; it sure enough wasnt love of the show ring.His wife, on the hand, had shown horses as a young lady and loved the whole competition thing. She and Daves wife were pretty close and she was really excited about the whole show.The fair was a big deal for the local community. Pretty much everyone showed up, not so much to watch the stock show anymore, but more so for the beer garden, both the night before and then again on the night of the show. By the time Shorty and his wife showed up, Dave and his wife had the heifers washed and tied in the stall. Shorty tried to look interested in the six heifers before him, Six! he thought, What the hell was he thinking?Shorty !!! You ready for the show ring? Dave looked excited, either that or a little drunk, Shorty was never sure with him. Oh I aint showin Shorty tried to sound like he meant it, but he had a feeling this was not going to end well.Well started Dave, We got three heifers in the first split, and three in the next one. I figure that you, me and the Missus will show and your wife and Sparkie will get the others ready.Shorty looked at Dave in disbelief. Sparkie? Sparkie was a neighbour kid, actually he was twenty-something. Shorty meant kid in the most demeaning way; he was dumber than a post.What? Dave said. How hard can it be?That is how Shorty found himself in the show ring with some half broke, bitchy heifer calf, trying to keep an eye on the show and another on the worlds dumbest kid as he instructed Shortys wife on the finer points of cattle fitting.And that is how Shorty noticed a sudden flurry of activity in the stalls while the judge demonstrated his ability to talk on a mic. The activity in the stalls was getting more and more intense as the class began to leave the ring. Sparkie was busy spraying something on one of the heifers while Shortys wife stared in disbelief.Show TimeTodays Angus Advantage 24Grant Rolston was born and raised in ranching country near Penticton, British Columbia. After graduating school, he worked on a purebred Hereford ranch, then assumed a position at Western Breeders Artificial Insemination Unit. In 1980, he left the livestock scene and joined the Edmonton Police Department, where he received his formal training in photography, working for the IDENT unit (crime scene investigation). After a decade, he returned to the industry, purchasing a herd of purebred Angus cattle but both Grant and his wife, Lauralee, worked off the ranch to make a living. He chose livestock photography and is now Canadas premier livestock photographer of beef cattle. Grant and Lauralee travel throughout nine provinces in Canada for on farm photography, in addition to all major livestock shows, including the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, the Canadian Western Agribition, and all major national Junior shows in the summer months. Grant and Lauralee Rolston reside in Vulcan, Alberta. With four decades of experience, Grant shares things that are Not Taken for Granted.As Shorty got nearer to the stall, be began to notice some rather strange discoloration on the heifers side. Sparkie was working on the same heifer, but on her other side. He was spraying and cussing, cussing and spraying, sweat trickling from Sparkies forehead onto a dirty tee shirt.Everything alright? asked Shorty.No replied the love of his life.Shorty moved to the other side of the heifer, the one that Sparkie was frantically working on. That side had a similar pattern on her side, a few streaks of white on an otherwise red hide.What the hell? asked Shorty.I told her to put some Final Bloom on the heifer shouted Sparkie as he continued to work. She painted the frickin heiferon two sides!!Shorty looked over at his wife. Actually Sparkie could have used some of the shade of red that now covered her face.I didnt read the can. Yeah.no shit. Shorty looked over at his wife, as she stared at her handy work. So how do you explain doin both sides?I thought it was like a foam, like a foam stuff that you combed in!Sparkie poked his head up over the heifers back, reached into his hip pocket and pulled out a red comb.well it was mostly red, except for the row of gleaming white teeth.She used Daves new comb to comb it in. Sparkies voice trailed off in disgust. She did both sides!!And so it was that Shorty ended up showing a slightly discolored Hereford heifer in the second split. The judge spent a little extra time looking at the strange mix of color on Shortys heifer, then looked to Shorty like he would have a logical explanation for the fancy paint job.I got nothing said Shorty, as he nodded towards his wife, who was standing by herself, while Sparkie worked on the heifers, post show, all by himself.The judge smiled and looked at Sparkie. Say no more. Sparkie was in my 4-H club, he said, he is dumber than a stump.Shorty knew he should have corrected the man. In fact he almost did, but he didnt have to live with Sparkie and he was pretty sure that both he and his wife would never see a show ring again.Rock on Sparkie.rock on.Todays Angus Advantage 252014 Canadian Western Agribition Black Angus Judge Jay HolmesJay Holmes was introduced to the Hereford breed in 1969 when his father, John, purchased his first purebred for a 4-H project from Burns Polled Herefords, Wynyard, Saskatchewan. After high school and the years following, Jay prepared, groomed and exhibited cattle at major shows throughout Canada and the USA.Jay showed cattle at the first Canadian Western Agribition and rarely missed any through to the mid nineties. In 2004, HF 4L Beyond 36N was selected Supreme Champion Bull over all breeds at the RBC Supreme. Bred and owned by Jay Holmes, HF 4L Beyond 36N was the first Polled Hereford bull to win the honor and went on to sire many other Agribition champions.Jay has judged many shows including Edmontons Farm Fair International, Prince Alberts Summer Beef Show, the Regina Bull Sale, Old Home Week, Charlottetown, PEI and Canadian Western Agribition.Holmes Farm consists of two and a half sections of crop land and a cow herd of ninety Polled Herefords.When Jay is not busy farming, he is very active in senior hockey; playing, then coaching and managing for over twenty years.Jay and Sheila reside in Semans, Saskatchewan.2014 Stockade Roundup Judge Marlin LeBlanc Marlin LeBlanc, together with his wife Lucille, operates R Plus Simmentals in Estevan, Saskatchewan.They are partners in the family farm with his father, Ross, and his brother, Jason. They run about 450 purebred Red and Black Simmental cows. R Plus Simmentals is one of the founders of the red and black Simmental cattle, as they started breeding them in 1990. They host an annual bull sale with their 15th sale scheduled for March 8, 2015 at their ranch.Marlin was born and raised in the Estevan area and worked many years as a sorter, buyer and livestock inspector at auction markets. In his earlier days, he also showed cattle at many shows in North America as well as clipped cattle of all breeds for sales and shows.Todays Angus Advantage 262014 Farm Fair International Black Angus Judges Ryley and Jill Mader Ryley and Jill, along with his parents, Randy and Ronda, own Mader Ranches as a family run purebred cattle operation, located just 10 minutes west of Carstairs, Alberta. Their focus is on raising functional cattle with easy fleshing ability and natural muscle expression, while always sourcing for herd improvement through new genetics and a hard culling system. They run an extensive A.I. and embryo program, utilized to create uniformity and quality. Mader Ranches sell females, embryos and semen privately and through fall consignment sales, retaining their bulls until late February when they host their own bull sale at the ranch, selling approximately 90 bulls and a handful of select females. While Ryley, Jill and their children Stella and Hawkin, work together running the daily operation and business, their focus is on Simmental genetics and so are very active in the Association, shows and sales. They thrive on the companionship and camaraderie in the cattle industry and are extremely excited about the optimism for what is yet to come. They invite you over, when in their area, for a visit or a tour! We welcome anybody from anywhere that likes to talk cattle as much as we do!2014 Farm Fair International Red Angus Judge Mick TrefiakMick Trefiak is a second generation purebred breeder born into the Hereford breed. Mick, along with his wife Debbie, children Kurt, Kristi and their families own and operate MJT Cattle Co. Ltd. at Edgerton, Alberta. They run both Hereford and Angus cattle on three thousand acres used for pasture, silage, hay and a small amount of grain. The family livelihood has been dependant on what the cows could produce.Mick admits he has been very fortunate to have built his life around the purebred livestock business and to have the privilege of providing a bull market for his customers. They have concentrated on fertility and a moderate, productive frame size for their cow herd.On December 4, 2012, the entire bred cow herd was dispersed with the ranch retaining all the heifer calves. These heifers are the seed stock for the change they made in downsizing and keeping the genetics which they focused on for so many years.The twentieth annual and final MJT Back to the Basics bull sale was held in February, 2014, where 120 Hereford and Angus bulls were offered, along with some commercial bred and open heifers.In 1991, Mick and Debbie Trefiak were awarded the prestigious Outstanding Young Farmers of Alberta Award. They have exhibited cattle at many major shows throughout Canada and many times at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The Trefiaks have sold live cattle, semen and embryos across Canada, the United States and worldwide including England, Finland, Russia, New Zealand, China, Sweden, Denmark and Australia.Micks plan for the future is to calve 200 females in May and maintain a few purebreds to market a handful of bulls privately and continue with a good commercial herd. For Mick and Debbie, it is important to retain family roots in the cattle industry and enjoy the life it provides.Todays Angus Advantage 27Todays Angus Advantage 28 By: Chris PoleyMillion dollar calf cheques who would have ever thought two or three years ago that sale barns would have been cutting million dollar cheques to ranchers for the calves they sell in one day. Any operation coming to town with over six hundred calves this fall has the potential to take home one of these cheques. Now I know this is by no way like winning the lottery; to run a beef cow herd in excess of six hundred cows, it takes a huge land base, a lot of infrastructure and a large bull battery. Realizing its not all profit but there is more profit in the cow calf business today than there has been for more years than anyone cares to count and profit is not a swear word. Producers need it; they have all lost equity since 2003 and many are aging and wanting to soon retire or pass the family operation on to the next generation and both take cash. I have heard people say its too high and cant stay this way or people will stop buying our product. Im here to tell you, its not too high, the producers have to be able to make money or the next generation will go do something else that they can make money at. People will still buy beef at even higher retail prices; you ask why? Because they like it! In todays society, people spend money on things they enjoy; look all around you, come to the city and look at the vehicles people are driving; the boats and campers they are pulling; the wine they are buying to drink with their steak and the list goes on and on. My point to all this is the food they buy in the store is still one of the smallest tickets they purchase all year long.The beef business always has been big business but in the last year it has become really big business. These million dollar cheques have to be written by the sale barn and ultimately by the feeder. Which is all fine because even though the first cost on feeder cattle is higher, their profit potential has also risen; it just takes a lot more operating capitol. The big feedlot operators have gone from needing millions of dollars in their operating loans to hundreds of millions. The whole system is big business and takes huge operating dollars as the producer wants to go home from the sale barn with that big cheque written from the market; the market in turn invoices the order buyers, who legally have seventy two hours before they need to pay the market. The order buyer invoices the feeder who is the end buyer and most times, he is not cutting a cheque for the calves until they are off the truck and passed inspection. This all takes a lot of capital and a good relationship with your banker; when I started in the auction business, I was twenty two years old, green as grass, and bought a sale barn. I did not have big capitol, but had huge determination and a banker who liked that determinationnot so sure that would be enough today.The two most asked questions right now are, what are bred cows worth and how long will this market stay high? Both are tough to answer; on the bred cow side, I would say the good ones with reputation are going to cost a lot and they should because under current market conditions, they can make you a bunch. The plainer ones, the kill market being so high will take care of them and thats exactly where they need to go. How long will todays market conditions last; a decade, maybe more! Beef is a commodity; commodity prices are dictated by supply and demand; beef supplies are at their lowest levels in more than half a century. The population continues to grow; this means demand will stay high and there is no quick fix way to increase supply. Gestation of a beef cow takes just over nine months; it takes another twelve months after birth before a heifer is ready to breed; she will still need nine months gestation to have her first calf; no scientists are going change that, still cannot hatch beef calves. That first calf will take twelve to twenty months after that before it is ready to enter the retail supply. That means it takes up to four years from the time you make a breeding decision to expand your herd till any result hits the retail market place and remember only half the calves born are female and in todays market, how many of you are planning to keep all your heifer calves? How many are planning to keep half your heifer calves? How many are planning to keep none of your heifer calves and take the cash instead? Again there is no easy way to answer the question; how long the market will stay at todays levels? The only easy thing to predict is that it will take a long time to increase production.For you purebred breeders, remember to cull your bull pen harder than ever; take the easy money out of the bottom half of that bull pen. I recently helped a friend sort his bull pen; the ones we deemed not strong enough to make sale bulls went to town as bull calves; yes intact bulls and cleared him over eighteen hundred dollars in his pocket. What would you have to sell that bull for at the end of your sale to realize the same net dollars in your pocket? Next spring bull sales will be strong, very strong on the good bulls but nobody will be looking for just cow fresheners. Cow numbers will be down again, so you will not need more bulls; however, you will gross more dollars on less bulls. Todays Angus Advantage 29OLDS, ALBERTA Though the share of AAA-grade beef has increased over the past twenty years, Canadian consumers are still looking for more of the best.Beef consumption is definitely on a steady decline, but there has been a spike in demand for better quality. Consumers may be eating less beef, but they are spending more money on it, James Bradbury, Director of Market Development for Canada Beef, told participants of last summers Carcass 101 workshop in Olds, AB. Theres been a demand shift: even though retail beef prices are rising, consumers continue to buy the product, said Bradbury. Everybody wants the best AAA or Prime and theyre willing to pay for it. Thats a good thing for premium brands like Certified Angus Beef (CAB), he added.Marbling is the most important indicator of beef quality, and a key specification for CAB; 75 to 80 percent of Angus-type cattle evaluated for the brand in Canada fall short and nearly all of those cattle lack sufficient marbling. Dr. Phil Bass, corporate meat scientist for the brand speaking at that same workshop, compared marbling in beef to butter on a baked potato.Without butter, that potato is boring. But add a chunk of butter and spread it aroundMmmmthen youve got something, he said. Marbling is like butter: the more you have, the more palatable the meat will be. Thats why CAB accepts only carcasses falling into the upper two-thirds of the AAA grade or higher.And Canadian consumers agree. Sales of the U.S.-based but also locally produced brand have been steadily growing in Canada, setting records each year since 2007. The success of CAB and other branded beef programs has meant less other high-quality beef available to retailers, said Bradbury. Thats why many grocers label their beef as AA or higher.Costco offers AAA beef, and Prime in some stores, he added. Costco buys almost all of the Prime beef in Canada. High-end steak houses willing to pay higher amounts are the only other customers who can get Prime.Still, the market wants more. In the last year, Bass said later, Toronto-based St. Helens Meat Packers has begun packing and selling CAB brand Prime. To commit to a new sort in the grading cooler and change over to a new label on a fabrication line says a lot, Bass explained. Thats consumer demand reaching into the beef supply chain. Nationwide Canadian restaurant chain JOEY upgraded its sirloin menu feature to CAB Prime last May and reports brisk sales.Such growing demand can mean more revenue for cattle producers using Angus genetics, if they take advantage of the marbling genetics available within the breed, Bass said. Premiums for CAB-qualifying carcasses in Canada have been $3 to $4/cwt or about $30 per head. In the U.S., CAB grid premiums have been twice that at times, and Prime premiums double that again. Of the 43 million pounds CAB licensed partners sold in Canada in 2013, most was produced domestically but almost half, 20.5 million pounds, was imported from the U.S. With a greater focus on marbling, Canadians can supply more of that high-quality beef and earn the market premiums for doing so.Adjusting seasonality could create another opportunity for Canadian producers to increase margins, according to Bradbury.Today, our industry does not follow the consumer. In Canada, we produce most of our highly marbled carcasses in the winter months. Grocers, restaurants and shoppers want to have AAA steaks for the summer BBQ season, but this is when supply of high-quality beef is lowest, he said.Carcass size is another area of disconnect in the beef business.Since 1975, carcass size has been increasing by an average of 7 pounds per year, Bradbury pointed out. Food service customers dont want a giant steak. In the past, retailers and food service would pay more for a smaller ribeye and discount large ones. They cant do this now because all carcasses are big.Dr. Phil BrassJames BradburyTodays Angus Advantage 30Story by Trish HendersonCattle producers sell by the pound, but restaurants and food service sell by the ounce, Bass concurred. We need consistent carcass size for our consumers to have a consistent eating experience, and thats why CAB added ribeye dimension criteria (10 to 16 square inches) to its specifications in 2007.In addition, Bradbury advocated for a beef industry shift of focus to consumers and sharing the story of beef production.We need to stop talking about the price of beef and start talking about value, he advised. Canadian consumers are becoming much more aware of where their foods come from. They want to make sure that its healthy and safe and made from good ingredients. People want to know more about what theyre eating.Bradbury compared todays beef industry to the wine sector of the 1970s.Back then consumers would look at the wine menu in a restaurant and say, Hmm, do I want the red or the white? Today, we know what country a wine comes from, the viticulture practices behind it, and roughly what it will taste like based on those things. We understand how it was produced, so were willing to pay $50 a bottle for it in a restaurant. But that same restaurant sells steaks for $50, and what story do they tell about beef?It takes both beef and wine at least three years to get to a restaurant table, Bradbury pointed out. But unlike the wine sector, the beef industry has not seized the opportunity to tell consumers about the care that went into producing it.He acknowledged the exception in the brand owned by 30,000 Angus producers that regularly links its ranchers across North America with chefs, retailers and restaurateurs.This is where CAB has done an awesome job. Theyve taken a brand, given it meaning, and put it next to a steak. The customer looks at that brand and thinks, Im paying good money for that beef. They may not know all of the features that go along with the CAB product, but they believe that the brand is about quality, he said.As [beef ] marketers, we need to do a better job of understanding our customers and how to talk to them. And people want to know who the farmers are, Bradbury added.Canada Beef is doing its part to promote Canadian beef and increase carcass values. Efforts include sharing photos or stories of Canadian beef producers in retail flyers or grocery store meat case displays, ideation sessions with chefs and food service personnel to show different cuts of beef, and creating value-added products. The new Canada Beef Centre of Excellence, opening in Calgary this winter, will help further these efforts.CAB educates consumers and all segments of the beef industry through its world-class Education & Culinary Center in Wooster, Ohio. Bass said, We are educators and we help chefs, retail operators, meat cutters and academics understand what it takes to raise beef to this level that will not only help the meat handling end but also drive demand for the cattle.Canada Beef works with CAB on projects of mutual interest, such as growing demand for beef in Canada by highlighting the opportunities inherent in quality that can be produced in Canada as well as in the U.S.Todays Angus Advantage 31Todays Publishing would like to get to know our readers and advertisers better. This survey will assist us in learning about breeder areas, trends and ideas from our subscribers. It will give us a guideline for editorial content (stories) and a guideline to what is happening in the breed. We assure total confidentiality with each reply. For those who have taken the time to reply, we will have a random draw for a free page ad in the Spring 2015 magazine. Please reply no later than January 1, 2015. 1. How many years have you been breeding and raising purebred cattle? _________ Seven years or less _________ Seven to fourteen years _________ Fifteen years or greater 2. What region of Canada do you have your livestock located? _________ Maritimes _________ Quebec _________ Ontario _________ Prairie Provinces _________ British Columbia 3. What breeds of purebred cattle do you raise? _________ Angus _________ Charolais _________ Holstein _________ Hereford _________ Gelbvieh _________ Limousin _________ Speckle Park _________ Shorthorn _________ Simmental _________ Others please state __________________________Todays Angus Advantage 324. What are the average land values on which you operate your operation? _________ Under $500.00 per acre _________ $500.00 to $1000.00 per acre _________ Over $1000.00 per acre 5. How many breeding females do you maintain annually? _________ Under 25 females _________ 25 to 100 females _________ 100 to 300 females _________ Over 300 females6. How do you market the majority of your livestock? _________ Consignment sales _________ Breeder or joint breeder production sales _________ Private treaty7. Over the next 3 years do you plan to... _________ Increase the size of your herd _________ Remain the same size _________ Decrease the size of your herd8. If increasing or decreasing.... _________ By what percentage _________ How__________________________________________9. How many bulls do you sell per year? _________ Under 10 _________ 10 to 30 _________ 30 to 50 _________ 50 to 100 _________ Over 10010. How many bulls do you transfer per year? _________ Under 10 _________ 10 to 30 _________ 30 to 50 _________ 50 to 100 _________ Over 10011. What percentage of male calves do you retain to sell as bulls? _________ 100% _________ 75% _________ 50% _________ 25% _________ 0%Todays Angus Advantage 3312. For what reason did you choose to breed purebred cattle? _________ Livelihood _________ Entertainment and hobby _________ Family tradition _________ Influence through 4-H or Junior movement13. What are your goals in producing seedstock? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ To produce a national champion _________ Supply seedstock which will add value to the industry _________ Enhance my familys way of life _________ Out average my fellow breeders14. How do you weigh your calves at birth? _________ Scale _________ Estimate 15. Do you use EPDs as your major selection tool? _________ Yes _________ No16. What EPD criteria are more important in your selection? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Birth weight _________ Calving ease _________ Maternal calving ease _________ Weaning weight _________ Yearling weight _________ Maternal milk _________ Total maternal _________ Yearling growth17. How often do you purchase a herd sire? _________ Yearly _________ Once every second year _________ Once every third year _________ Rarely18. What is the most important criteria in selecting a sire? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Visual _________ Mother _________ Genetics _________ EPDs _________ PictureTodays Angus Advantage 3419. Do you use embryo transplant to enhance your program? _________ No _________ 1 to 3 cows _________ 4 cows or over20. Rate your transplant results? _________ Good _________ Average _________ Disaster21. What is your main basis on selecting a cow for embryo transfer? _________ Show record _________ Produces a great calf _________ Age and production record _________ Cow family22. In selecting an A.I. sire to use in your program, what criteria do you use? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Show record _________ Picture _________ Genetics _________ EPDs _________ Price _________ Non certificate or non semen transfer _________ Past performance23. What percentage of advertising dollars do you spend based on the total dollars of cattle sold? _________ Less than 5% _________ 5 to 10% _________ Over 10%24. In your scheme of marketing, where do you feel your advertising is best spent? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Major livestock shows _________ Minor livestock shows _________ Breed publications _________ Commercial regional publications _________ National commercial publications _________ Personal and word of mouth _________ On line marketingTodays Angus Advantage 3525. What events are the most important for you to attend? (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ National Show _________ Canadian Western Agribition _________ Toronto Royal Winter Fair _________ National Western Stock Show _________ Regional shows _________ Private breeder sales _________ Consignment sales _________ Auction market special sales26. How many people in your household read this magazine? _________ One _________ Two _________ Three _________ Over four27. Do you see your major customers commercial calves sell? _________ Yes _________ No28. Do you follow up with all your customers after their purchases and when? _________ No _________ Within six months _________ The week before my next sale29. How many repeat customers do you have? (Within two years) _________ Less than 5 _________ 6 to 20 _________ More than 20 30. Do you feel the standard breeding guarantee set out by the Association is effective? _________ Effective _________ Out dated31. In the case of a bred female not calving to the stated date (Preg. checked date), what do you feel would be the adequate and equitable compensation? _________ None _________ 10% of purchase price _________ 20% of purchase price _________ Over 20% _________ Your compensation ____________________________ Todays Angus Advantage 3632. How do you feel receivable accounts should be dealt with in the purebred livestock industry? _________ Interest charged _________ Billing fees charged _________ Interest and billing fees charged _________ Refusal of bidding privileges 33. Do you have a web site to market you livestock? _________ Yes _________ No34. I own the following electronic devices: _________ Desktop or laptop computer _________ Computer Tablet _________ Smart Phone35. I use the following social media: _________ Facebook _________ Twitter _________ Instagram _________ Other _____________________________36. I read this magazine online: _________ Yes _________ No _________ Both by subscription and online37. What editorial is the most important to you (Please rank with 1 being the highest) _________ Breed News _________ Industry News _________ Show Results _________ Sale Results _________ Opinion Editorial _________ Technical InformationIf you wish to be included in the free page draw please include: Name/Farm Name __________________________________________ Phone Numer______________________________________________ Email _____________________________________________________To save ripping this copy from the publication, down load a printable copy at www.buyagro.com or simply take the survey online. You can e-mail your completed survey to bryan@tbarc.comTo mail the survey, please address: Todays Publishing4 3342 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9 To fax the survey to: 306-934-0744 Attn: Bryan KostiukTodays Angus Advantage 37HEIFER CALFSplit 11. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Freedom 90B by Kemp Brothers Yankee 13Y2. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Freedom 70B by Kemp Brothers Yankee 13YSplit 21. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Flora 12B by Gambles Hot Rod2. RK Syndicate, Moorefield, ON with Reidholm Daisy 217B by DAJS Shockwave 612Split 31. Paul & Karley Sinclair, Fergus, ON with Clair Lane Queen 1407 by PVF Windfall SCC 90052. Paul & Karley Sinclair, Fergus, ON with Clair Lane Ellie 1406 by Boyd New Day 8005Split 41. Locust Grove/Hasson Cattle Co., Milton, ON with Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B by HF Kodiak 5R2. DSMR Stock Farm, Wingham, ON with DSMR Royal Lady 107B by Southland Thriller 83XSplit 51. Scott MacDonald, Puslinch, ON with Scomac Flora 105B by Bellstar Stanley Cup 1Z2. Ron & Nancy Cochrane, Thornton, ON with Willowside Windfall 1B by PVF Windfall SCC 9005Champion Heifer Calf, RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE AND VOS VEGAS JACKPOTLocust Grove/Hasson Cattle Co., Milton, ON with Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B by HF Kodiak 5RRESERVE Champion Heifer CalfRon & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Flora 12B by Gambles Hot RodJunior Yearling Heifer1. Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30A by Dameron First Impression2. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Tullamore Mayflower 76A by Young Dale Grandeur 110WSENIOR YEARLING HeiferSplit 11. Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Favorite Jewel 21A by Triara Windsor 368W2. Gilchrist Farms, Lucknow, ON with GF Evening Tinge 81A by Leachman Saugahatchee 3000CSplit 21. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Daisy 18A by Brantnor Predominent 10W2. William Jackson, Caledon East, ON with HLC 1220 Eclipse 276A by JL Warden 1220Split 31. Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON with Walkerbrae Tibbie 120A by HF Kodiak 5R2. Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON with HF Rosie 61A by HF Rebel 53YSplit 41. William Jackson, Caledon East, ON with Tullamore Luscious 5A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W2. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Annie by Brantnor Predominent 10W44th Central Ontario Angus Preview ShowSunday, September 14, 2014 Judge: Jay Clutter, Wapakoneta, Ohio, USATodays Angus Advantage 38 CHAMPION JUNIOR, GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE & VOS VEGAS BAILEY MEMORIALVos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30A by Dameron First ImpressionRESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALEWilliam Jackson, Caledon East, ON with Tullamore Luscious 5A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR1. Steve & Amanda Hammell, Dobbinton, ON with Hammell 879S Kim 4Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 with her heifer calf Hammell 4Z Kim 7B by Connealy Consensus 72292. Vos Vegas Farms, Plainfield, ON with Vos Vegas Dixie Erica 5Z by Justamere 406S Panamajack 336U with her bull calf Vos Vegas Jackpot 8B by Soo Line Motive 9016MATURE COW/CALF PAIR1. Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 72292. Lorri & Darryl Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON with JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W by Buffalos Conclusive BN46 with her bull calf JPD Rocket Man 9B by Will Role ModelCHAMPION SENIOR FEMALESteve & Amanda Hammell, Dobbinton, ON with Hammell 879S Kim 4Z by S A V Bismarck 5682 with her heifer calf Hammell 4Z Kim 7B by Connealy Consensus 7229RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALEBrian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229BULL CALF Split 11. Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON with Worth-Mor Banshee 21B by Sankeys Justified 1012. DSMR Stock Farm, Wingham, ON with DSMR Lil Big Man by PVF Outtasight 2121Split 21. Allison Nesbitt, Dunrobin, ON with ADA Bandit 20B by S A V Brilliance 80772. Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON with Whiskey Lane Bailey 22B by Vision Unanimous 1418Split 3 1. RK Syndicate, Moorefield, ON with Reidholm Harvey 104B by S A V Harvestor 03382. Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON with Whiskey Lane Big Bang 5B by PVF Windfall SCC 9005CHAMPION BULL CALFRK Syndicate, Moorefield, ON with Reidholm Harvey 104B by S A V Harvestor 0338RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON with Worth-Mor Banshee 21B by Sankeys Justified 101SENIOR YEARLING BULL1. Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Brilliance 30A by S A V Brilliance 80072. Melmac Angus, Melbourne, ON with Melmac Tornado 15A by S A V Pioneer 7301Todays Angus Advantage 39 Congratulations Vos Vegas Angus On winning the Ross Bailey Memorial Award of Excellence and Grand Champion Female Brampton Preview Gold Show with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30AEline Erica named Supreme Angus Erin Fall FairAnd then donating the Vos Vegas Jackpot to runner up Reserve Grand ChampionLocust Grove Eline Erica 16BCHAMPION JUNIOR BULLKemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON with Kemp Brothers Brilliance 30A by S A V Brilliance 8007RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULLMelmac Angus, Melbourne, ON with Melmac Tornado 15A by S A V Pioneer 7301CHAMPION SENIOR, GRAND CHAMPION BULL AND VOS VEGAS BAILEY MEMORIAL & JACKPOTRon & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot RodRESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULLBrad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON with Xcel Esker Northern Light 101Z by Northern Improvement 4480 GFBREEDERS HERD Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ONGET OF SIREKemp Brothers, Blackstock, ONPROGENY OF DAMWorth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ONTodays Angus Advantage 404-3342 Millar AvenueSaskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9Phone: 306-934-9696 Fax: 306-934-0744info@todaysangus.com www.todaysangus.comNeed to get more exposure...Call us to book your ad in the Herd Sire Edition today! Deadline: January 1, 2015Todays Angus Advantage 41Clint, Suzanne, Eric, Luc & Alexi SmithBox 284, Mankota, SKH: 306.478.2470 C: 306.478-7470 F: 306.478.2480breedcreekranch@sasktel.netTodays Angus Advantage 42Mark & Pamela WushkeWhitewood, SK, S0G 5C0306-735-7980Todays Angus Advantage 43Todays Angus Advantage 44Todays Angus Advantage 45All of us in the cattle and other livestock businesses rely on vaccines as a form of biosecurity on our farms and ranches. The principle of raising immunity against the diseases we will or are likely to encounter is a very good one but many other factors come into play. This article will hopefully explain what other management decisions and procedures we can use to help improve the effectiveness of our vaccination program. Vaccines can never be 100% protective but they will always help lessen the degree of infection or the percentage that contract the disease. This article will focus on primarily calfhood vaccinations but the same theories can be applied to other age groups and other species. Whenever we maximize vaccine protection we ultimately reduce sick cattle and treatment costs use of antibiotics and chronics are reduced. We reduce the morbidity and mortality from the diseases we vaccinate for. In Canada the vaccines have to undergo rigorous testing for safety and efficacy as well as duration of immunity. Giving any vaccine from any company there is always the possibility (although rare) of an allergic reaction so always have epinephrine on hand when vaccinating your herd. There may be a genetic or heritable component to allergic animals so when allergic reactions occur they often involve several animals. The immune systems of your livestock must be functioning at peak performance in order for a protective response to occur. Several things affect the immune system. Those in our management control are things like stress in the form of housing (crowding), nutrition (animals with a poor body condition will not mount an immune response. An often-neglected problem of parasitism (either internal or external parasites) greatly taxes the immune system. Internal parasites greatly tax the immune system in the form of the animal trying to mount an immune response to get rid of the parasites. By making sure your livestock are close to parasite free greatly enhances the protection from vaccines. Cattle that have high levels of coccidiosis or cryptosporidiosis also tax the immune system and by deforming cattle you will often find that indirectly these two protozoa that primarily affect young calves can be reduced as well. Anytime a clinical or subclinical (hidden) disease is present the response to vaccines will be lower. Animals cannot develop protection if they are dealing with another ailment. For all the immune pathways to function mineral and vitamin status must be good as well. Weather conditions although they cannot be controlled it is best to avoid vaccinating in inclement weather. For one thing it is harder to handle the vaccines properly and swellings and abscessation are much more frequent after vaccinating in rain snow or very dusty conditions. Vaccine Efficacy (Effectiveness) By Roy Lewis DVM Ideally if we could time vaccinations two to four weeks before the maximum exposure to a disease that would be ideal so do the best you can with the management system you have. When the herd is gathered, weather conditions, manpower and combining the best times for several vaccines all will ideally determine when to vaccinate. As we learn more and more about genetics there are specific genetic markers that make cattle more or less susceptible to the different disease conditions and in the future this will help us select cattle that develop better protection to disease. The heritable component of resistance to parasites is also quite high and as mentioned keeping parasite levels low enhances the immune response when you vaccinate. In spite of doing all the things mentioned previously you could still get overwhelming exposure to infective organisms and still get disease. Vaccinating is again not a 100 percent guarantee. The clostridials are the closest to complete protection and it is rare we as veterinarians ever hear of cattle vaccinated with clostridials developing blackleg for instance. Cattle as we all know are very susceptible to respiratory disease and in one large study in the US comparing two broad spectrum (viral as well as bacterial causes of pneumonia) vaccines on ultra high-risk recently weaned calves they still needed to treat upwards of 20% of the calves for respiratory disease. The reasons for this are multiple. Timing was not ideal as calves were vaccinated as they entered a feedlot and not two to four weeks before. Calves had just been weaned and transported so stress was at a high level plus these calves had very high exposure to disease. They were co-mingled from multiple sites and numerous farms. Often recently acquired calves take a few days to really get on feed meaning their nutrition is also compromised. We also often know nothing about their parasite status or genetic predisposition to disease making it not surprising for the need to still treat 20 % of the calves. In order to best maximize your economic return to vaccination work with your veterinarian to develop a specific vaccination protocol for the different classes of livestock. Have the protocol written down but review it yearly as vaccines change and disease status may change. Transportation to or from new geographic areas may necessitate other vaccines being used. Your veterinarian will choose reputable manufacturers of vaccines together with the right disease combinations to best suite your purebred or commercial cattle operation. By using the principle of maximizing resistance and minimizing exposure you can optimize the protection your vaccine protocol will give. Todays Angus Advantage 46Todays Angus Advantage 47Todays Angus Advantage 48Rick Stull12249 8th Line, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4Ph: (905) 877-8145 Cell: (905) 703-0503Breeders of quality Angus CattleTodays Angus Advantage 49Barrie FairBlue Water Angus Club - August 24, 2014Judge: Mr. Peter Stubbs, Caledonia, ONHEIFER CALVESSplit 11. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Delia 10B by DAJS Shockwave 6122. Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON with Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B by HF Kodiak 5RSplit 21. Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 2B by Connealy Consensus 72292. Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON with Locust Grove Tibbie 1B by SAV Camaro 9272CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 2B by Connealy Consensus 7229RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Delia 10B by DAJS Shockwave 612YEARLING HEIFERSJunior1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Tullamore Mayflower 76A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W2. Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON with LLB Beauty 94A by HF Full Focus 127YSeniorSplit 11. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with LLB Grace 60A by Sitz Upward 93092. Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON with Sheidaghan Belle 10A by SAV Final Answer 0035Split 21. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with Tullamore Luscious 5A by Young Dale Grandeur 110W2. Ron Cochrane, Thornton, ON with Locust Grove Marion 12A by SAV Net Worth 4200Split 31. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Annie 1A by Brantnor Predominant 10W2. Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Blackcap 6A by SAV Pioneer 7301JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALERon & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Annie 1A by Brantnor Predominant 10WRESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALEBill Jackson, Caledon, ON with LLB Grace 60A by Sitz Upward 9309TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIRS1. Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON with Maple Line Rosebud 74Z by JL Objective 9059 with her bull calf, Tullamore Baloo 66B by SCC Baloo 60Y2. Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON with Red BBP Cracker 5Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R with her bull calf, Red Patchells Cracker Jack by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2WMATURE COW/CALF PAIRS1. Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W by Buffalos Conclusive BN46 with her bull calf, JPD Rocket Man 9B by WILL Role Model2. Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf, Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W by Buffalos Conclusive BN46 with her bull calf, JPD Rocket Man 9B by WILL Role ModelRESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON with Tambri Blackbird 8W by Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 with her heifer calf, Tambri Blackbird 5B by Connealy Consensus 7229BULL CALVES 1. Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON with Gold-Bar Roadhouse 101B by SAV 004 Density 4336 2. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Bentley 6B by Dameron First ImpressionCHAMPION BULL CALFGold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON with Gold-Bar Roadhouse 101B by SAV 004 Density 4336RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALFRon & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnors Bentley 6B by Dameron First ImpressionTodays Angus Advantage 50YEARLING BULLS1. Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Renound Model 20A by WILL Role Model 2. Matthew Buschbeck, Markdale, ON with Gold-Bar BDL Anarchy 131A by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULLLori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON with JPD Renound Model 20A by WILL Role ModelRESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULLMatthew Buschbeck, Markdale, ON with Gold-Bar BDL Anarchy 131A by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205TWO YEAR OLD BULLS1. Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot Rod2. Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON with Red BBP Solo Cup 6Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540RSENIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULLRon & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON with Brantnor Regal 10Z by Gambles Hot RodRESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULLPatchell Livestock, Hanover, ON with Red BBP Solo Cup 6Z by Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540RBREEDERS HERDBrantnor Angus, Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ONGET OF SIRE:Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON PREMIER BREEDER & PREMIER EXHIBITORBrantnor Angus, Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ONDavid & Carol GrayMarsden, SK, S0M 1P0 Ph: 306.826.5560 Cell: 306-823-3954 Fax: 306.826.5645dcgray12@hotmail.com www.zbarangus.comZ-Bar Angus Ltd.We have a good selection of yearling bulls and also some 2 year olds! Feel free to stop for a visit anytime and have a look at the cows or go to our website to view some of the cows, bulls and calves.We would like to thank everyone who purchased bulls and heifers from us this year, your business is greatly appreciated.Sealin Creek Eric 5YAll bulls this year will be sold off the farm by Private Treaty. Exportable Semen packages available on Sealin Creek Eric 5YWe recently purchased a group of red cows & heifers from the Crowfoot sale, as well as some red heifers at the Northern Select sale, so we will also have a small offering of red bulls. Sealin Creek Tomboy 47ATodays Angus Advantage 51Todays Angus Advantage 5214 miles east of Wainright and 11 miles north on range road 4-3Mick & Debbie Trefiak RR 1 Edgerton, Alberta T0B 1K0P :: 780-755-2224 F :: 780-755-2223 C :: 780-842-8835mick@mjt.ca www.mjt.caLee & Laura BrownBox 217, Erskine, AB T0C 1G0403-742-4226 Lee cell 403-740-9429llbangus@telus.netwww.llbangus.comAnnual Bull and Female Sale second Saturday in MarchTodays Angus Advantage 53Todays Angus Advantage 54Its never too early to start planning foryour spring bull sale catalogue.Contact Todays Publishing for all your advertising needs!Bryan Kostiuk306-934-9696Bryan@tbarc.com todayspublishing.caTodays Angus Advantage 55Gilchrist Farms & Friends In It To Win It SaleOctober 11, 2014Lucknow, ONAuctioneer: Chris PoleySale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.Sale Results28 Bred Heifers Averaged ............$4,514.2913 Heifer Calves Averaged ...........$4,361.542 Bull Calves Averaged $5,100.007 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs Averaged ...........$9,200.004 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs Averaged ...........$6,900.006 Bred Cows Averaged ...........$3,983.3360 Live Lots Grossed $302,650.00 and Averaged $5,044.1716 Units Semen Averaged $217.003 Embryos Averaged $450.00Total Sale Grossed $307,480.00 Eastern Extravaganza SaleOctober 4, 2014 Lindsay, ON Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sales Management: Castlerock MarketingSale Results19 Heifer Calves Averaged $3,279.0027 Bred Heifers Averaged $4,074.007 Bred Cows Averaged $3,450.003 Cow/Calf Pairs Averaged $6,000.00 2 Bull Calves Averaged $3,750.00 High Selling Heifer CalfLot 26- J Star Lady Sandy 120B, sired by SAV Bullion 0474 was purchased by Kyle Martin, Tweed, ON for $12,000.00High Selling Bred HeiferLot 1- Worth Mor Shakura 2A, sired by SAV Bismarck was purchased by Adam Schierman, Innisfail, ON for $8,000.00 Lot 11- Curraghdale Lucy 22A, sired by B/R New Frontier 095 was purchased by LCL Angus, Coronation, AB for $5,250.00 High Selling Bred CowLot 37- Leela Dawn 18Z, sired by BC Eagle Eye 110-7 was purchased by Locust Grove Angus, Milton, ON for $4,000.00 High Selling Cow/Calf PairLot 61- Gillco Pride 8Y, sired by Limestone Darkhorse U322 was purchased by A.S Galton Farms, Uxbridge, ON for $5,000.00Lot 61A- Gillco Pride 3B, sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 sold to Worth Mor Cattle Co., Campbellford, ON for $3,000.00 High Selling Bull CalfLot 2- Worth Mor Blackjack 1B, sired by PVF Windfall SCC 9005, was purchased by Dudgeon Livestock, Dobbinton, ON for $5,200.00Autumn TraditionOctober 5, 2014Maple Line FarmBlackstock, ONAuctioneer: Chris PoleySale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.Sale Results1 Heifer Calf Averaged $4,000.0032 Bred Heifers Averaged $2,789.067 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs Averaged $5,971.435 Cows Averaged $2,570.004 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs Averaged $3,425.003 Bull Calves Averaged $2,533.3353 Lots Grossed $169,200.00 and Averaged $3,192.00High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 42 - Brantnors Delia 10B sired by DAJS Shockwave 612 was purchased by Henria Holsteins Inc., Conn, ON for $4,000.00High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 46 - Southview Burgess 2Z sired by S Chisum 6175 was purchased by LLB Angus, Lee & Laura Brown, Erskine, AB for $4,100.00High Selling Cows Lot 54 - Ridgewood Myrtle 02W sired by Plainview Sudden Impact D27 was purchased by Westwind Farms, Bill Staples, Omemee, ON for $2,800.00Lot 55 - Ridgewood Easter Pride sired by Plainview Sudden Impact D27 was purchased by Westwind Farms, Bill Staples, Omemee, ON for $2,800.00High Selling Bull Calf Lot 53 - Southview Bismarck 4B sired by S A V Bismarck 5682 was purchased by Windy Meadows Farm, Minden, ON for $3,100.00High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 45 and Lot 45A - Oak Manor Mardi 51Y sired by Sitz Dash 10277 was purchased by Pedersen Livestock, Kurt & Becky Pedersen, Edgerton, AB for $4,500.00 and her bull calf Southview Camaro 3B sired by S A V Camaro 9272 was purchased by Springwater Farm, Ken Pearcy, Bracebridge, ON for $5,100.00Todays Angus Advantage 56High Selling Bred HeiferLot 30 - PFLC Bardetta 4A sired by S A V First Class 0207 was purchased by Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON and Hasson Livestock, Guelph, ON for $18,000.00High Selling Heifer CalfLot 34 - PFLC Ellen 170B sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 was purchased by Hasson Livestock, Guelph, ON and Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON for $12,000.00High Selling Bull CalfLot 6 - GF Raising Standards 79B sired by PVF Windfall SCC 9005 was purchased by Ramrod Cattle Co., Medora, MB for $6,900.00High Selling Cow/ Heifer Calf pairLot 31 & 31A - PFLC Scarlet 85X sired by S A V Final Answer was purchased by Johnson Livestock, Peebles, SK and her heifer calf PFLC Blackbird Scarlet 185B sired by PVF All Payday 729 was purchased by Rice Lake Angus, Hastings, ON for $11,750.00High Selling Cow/ Bull Calf PairLot 8 & 8A - GF Ritas Bismarck 66X sired by S A V Bismarck 5682 was purchased by Marlene Stocker, Marwayne, AB and her bull calf GF Teachers Pet 66B sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 was purchased by William Goetz, Mildmay, ON for $8,100.00 Blue Water Sale October 18th, 2014 Hanover, ON Auctioneer: Todd WrightSales Management: Castlerock MarketingSale Results10 Heifer Calves Averaged $3,285.0018 Bred Heifers Averaged $3,164.007 Cow/Calf Pairs Averaged $6,435.007 Bred Cows Averaged $2,992.0042 Lots Grossed $158,500.00 AndAveraged $3,772.00High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 10- Hammell 695S Ramona 5B, sired by Southland Thriller 83X was purchased by Walkerbrae Farms for $5,100.00Lot 4- Glen Islay Miss Middlebrook 02B, sired by Glen Islay Bardolier 10Z was purchased by Ann Lamont for $5,100.00High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 17- North Perth Trojan Erica 309 sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 was purchased by JJ Deslip for $5,250.00High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 32- Six Mile Fernetta 349Y sired by SAV Preference was purchased by Sandy Ridge Farm, for $10,000.00Lot 32A- Gibson 7024 Bada Bing 114B sired by BC Lookout 7024 was purchased by Curragdale Cattle High Selling Cow Lot 43- Glen Islay Lady Ann 17Y, sired by Bonnie Chance 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RenewalCredit Card Payment MasterCard Visa Expiry Date: ________Card Number: _____________________________ CVC____Name: _____________________________________SUBSCRIBEAdvertising Deadlines and Editorial CalendarAdvertising Deadlines and Editorial CalendarWinter Herd Sire IssueSpring Distaff/Female IssueSummer Early Sales and ProspectsEarly Fall Late Sales and ProspectsLate Fall Late Sales and ShowsJanuary 1 April 10 July 10 August 21 October 10Todays Angus Advantage 62What a year! Folks in the cattle business can wear their cowboy hats proudly, while those in grain production scramble to find markets for their feed and low grade product. The record prices paid for stockers shows hope for feedlot profits, as the Canadian dollar trends downward, along with the steep drop in the price of corn. For those of us who have been in the cattle business all our liveswe have never seen prices at this level. Skeptics as the question, How long will it last or what economic or political disaster could stop this aggressive cattle market? The answer is simplemarkets are driven by supply and demand. As I have been a commodity trader, my trades are based on technical data (charts). For those curious, look at the monthly trading chart for both feeder and fat cattle; they are the most bullish charts in the meat sector of the industry. In the past year and a half or so the retail market has challenged the consumer, as most counter prices have risen considerably without consumer resistance. A major retailer recently announced that they will have to import beef from the USA and offshore to supply quality cuts for their customers. The record prices are influencing a lot of money into the agricultural sector and producer pockets. Consider how large a line of credit order buyers and auction marts need to carry all these prices. This poses a simple question, What direction will you choose, increase your numbers for more marketing power or get out? For those who want to increase their herd size, bank analysts (now that cattle are high) consider cattle valuable assets, once again. The next time you see your banker, ask what he now values your purchases of the past three years at 700 to 800 dollars. Young breeders and their children may have the opportunity to purchase breeding stock from established breeders or producers willing to offer terms; hence, assisting their own tax position. For those in the autumn of their life that survived BSE, politicians and bankers, the decision to liquidate your livestock assets is not foolish. At these prices, you will be financially rewarded for the loyalty and tenacity of your enduring years in the livestock industry. There is a pitfallthe tax man. The last thing a cowboy needs to do is sell his lifes work and the government taking over half of your coffers in tax. For many of us, going to see an accountant is about as much fun as seeing a dentist but its a necessary task! One question lingers in everyones queries; they ask, How long will this rebuilding process last? The restocking of the North American cow herd has not yet begun because at these prices, there is less risk to feed a heifer than to breed a heifer and since gestation is still a little over 280 days, growth from the onset will be very slow. I see older, established producers who have no children at home and have labor problems quitting, while others with youth and family expanding. A myth has been handed down by prior auctioneers and ringmen that moves in the purebred market are usually two years behind the commercial market. Therefore, for those who believe in mythsthe cattle you purchased and add to your program this fall, shall be more affordable than in 2015.The Final WordTodays Angus Advantage 63Published by:Todays Angus Advantage#4-3342 Millar AvenueSaskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9Phone: (306) 934-9696Fax: (306) 934-0744info@todaysangus.comwww.todaysangus.comOur StaffBryan Kostiuk - EditorChris Poley - MarketingTed Serhienko - MarketingTreena Ballantyne - AccountingMina Serhienko - AccountingDebbie Thiessen - CirculationMaryanne McCutcheon - AccountingTiffany Peters - DesignJamie Van Cleemput - DesignPaige Holmquist - DesignAmanda Adam - DesignPublished 5 times/year- Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn and FallCareful consideration has been placed on production of this magazine and we are responsible for the value of the advertisement; however, we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Printed in Canada by:Houghton Boston Saskatoon, SaskatchewanPublications Mail Agreement: 40021107Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to:Todays Angus AdvantageCirculation Dept. #4-3342 Millar AvenueSaskatoon, SK S7K 7G9Email: info@tbarc.comNovember2-9 Farmfair International - Alberta Angus Gold Show, Edmonton, AB4-9 Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB6-8 Manitoba Livestock Expo, Brandon, MB7 MAA Fall Gold Show7-11 Redrich Farms Roll Out The Red Females Online Sale7-16 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, ON7 Farmfairs Headliner All Breeds Sale, Edmonton, AB7 Royal Elite All Breed Sale, Toronto, ON 15 Northern Select Black & Red Angus Sale, Camrose, AB16-17 Brooking Angus Ranch Open Book Invitational - Chapter 2, Radville, SK 18 Acadia Colony Bull Sale, Oyen, AB20 Doenz Ranches Ltd. 41st Annual Production Sale at the Ranch, Warner, AB21 Westgold Farms Production Sale, Vermilion, AB 24-29 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK26 The Masterpeice Sale, Regina, SK28 4th Annual Power & Perfection Sale, Regina, SKDecember1-3 Kenray Ranch Online Sale1-4 3rd Annual Pugh Farms Online Production Sale2 Camrose Country Classic, Camrose, AB3 Six Mile & Guests Commercial Bred Heifer Sale, Swift Current, SK4 Pugh Farms Online Production Sale, Edgerton, AB4 Lewis Farms Leading Ladies Female Sale, Spruce Grove, AB4 Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull and Female Sale, Wood Mountain, SK5 Highland Sale XX, Olds, AB6 Manitoba Keystone Klassic Sale, Brandon, MB6 Spring Creek Simmental Female Sale, Virden, MB8 Y Coulee You Be The Judge Fall Bull & Heifer Sale, Vermilion, AB10 Double Bar D & Guests Premiere Female Sale, Grenfell, SK10 Cudlobe Bull Sale, Stavely, AB12 Touch of Class Sale, Saskatoon, SK13 Westway Female Sale, Olds, AB13 Atlasta Angus 9th Annual Bull & Seriously Black Select Female Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB17 Howe Family Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK20 Bar DK Angus Complete Dispersal, Yorkton, SK20 Angus Collection Sale, Olds, AB31 New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume III, Red Deer, ABJanuary 20151 Todays Angus Advantage Winter Herd Sire Issue Deadline31 Lazy S Ranch Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB31 MC Quantock Canadas Bulls Sale, Lloydminster, ABFebruary 7 Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Barn Burnin Bull Sale, Lloydminster, AB14 Schaff Angus Valley 111th Angus Production Sale, Mandan, ND 19 Nordal Limousin and Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon March 6 Spring Cattlemans Connection Bull Sale, Brandon, MB7 Wards Red Angus & Guests 7th Annual Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK 12 Bar-E-L Bull & Elite Female Sale, Stettler, AB 16 Remitall Farms Bull & Select Female Sale, Olds, AB25 Bar-H Annual Bull and Female Sale, Langenburg, Saskatchewan31 Early Sunset Ranch Only the Good Ones Sell Annual Production Sale, Edam, SKschedule ofEventsTodays Angus Advantage 64TAA_FcoverTAA_INFcoversinsidesTAA_INBcoversTAA_Bcover