June  2013                                   Alberta Angus Enews
CAA Convention Highlights

Industry Shares Ideas and Perspectives during Rancher Endorsed Day

More than 140 Canadian Angus Association members joined industry leaders in

Guelph, Ontario, for the second annual Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed day on Friday, June 7 as part of the Canadian Angus National Convention. The day began with an industry panel of speakers featuring Mike Beretta of Beretta Organic Farms, Steve Eby of JSE Farms, Dave Ropp of Ontario Livestock Exchange, Matt Heleniak of Norwich Packers and Dr. Rob Bell of Zoetis, previously Pfizer.

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Building the Legacy for the Foundation

The second Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) Building the Legacy sale produced big money for the Canadian Angus Foundation last Saturday during the Canadian

Angus National Convention in Guelph, Ontario. The sale was initiated last year to support the

CAF in preserving and expanding the Angus breed for future generations through education,

youth development, scientific and market research and historical restoration.


Generous donors contributed 48 lots of Angus semen and embryos, an impressive heifer pick

of the herd, and artwork to be auctioned off raising a grand total of $70,800.

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Executive Elected for the Canadian Angus Association

Canadian Angus Association members gathered in Guelph, Ontario, June 5-10 for the 2013 Canadian Angus National Convention. The Board of Directors affirmed Kevin Blair as president for 2013-2014.


Corinne Gibson of Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan, who was chosen as President Elect, will support Blair in this role.

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Fifty Year CAA Heritage Award Presented to Ebon Hill Angus

The Canadian Angus Association introduced 50-year awards to

recognize those breeders who have been a member of the Association for 50 consecutive years. The inaugural awards were presented in 1998 and since then, 132 breeders have joined this elite group. Joining this group for 2013 is Ebon Hill Angus, Roger & Jo Hillestad of Bow Island, AB.


Eight other families were also recognized as 50 Year CAA Heritage Award winners including - Heber and Lavigne Adams and Family, Ontario; Clangour Angus,

Alberta; Durness Angus, Alberta; Foundation Stock Farm, Nova Scotia; Rainbow Hills Ranch, Alberta; Burt and Jo Shantz - Needmore Angus, Alberta; and Two C Angus, Alberta.

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Lorenz Wins Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador Competition

The Canadian Angus Foundation is pleased to congratulate the winner of the 2013 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador, Chad Lorenz of Markerville, Alberta. The award was presented at the Canadian Angus National Convention on Saturday, June 8.


The Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador program selects one Canadian Junior Angus Association

member to be an ambassador for the Canadian Angus Association at events across Canada and one

international experience. Four other CJAA members competed for the award. Erin Toner of Kelfield,

Saskatchewan; Kaitlynn Bolduc of Stavely, Alberta; Michael Hargrave of Maxwell, Ontario; and Kelsey

Ribey of Paisley, Ontario, all deserve recognition for their impressive efforts in the competition.

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Dick Turner Scholarship Awarded to Becky Domolewski

Canadian Angus Association members gathered in Guelph, Ontario, over the weekend for the 2013 Canadian Angus National Convention. The Canadian Angus Foundation announced Becky Domolewski of Taber, Alberta, as the second winner of the Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship after the inauguration of the $1,000 award last summer.


The Dick Turner Memorial Award was established after the passing of legendary Angus icon Dick

Turner in July of 2010. During his lifetime, Dick committed 55 years of his career to livestock

publishing and successfully promoted and advertised the Angus breed specifically through the

Canadian Aberdeen Angus News magazine. It was Dick's ability to foster relationships that led to his

successful tenure. Dick was a hard worker and recognized the quality of life and relationships as the

most rewarding part of his job.

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Northern Alberta Angus Club Field Day- June 22
nAAC Field Day
Northern Select Sale
The Northern Select Sale date has moved this year! Our sale date will be November 23, 2013 in Camrose AB. To consign to our sale please print and fill out the form below.
2013 AAA Gold Shows
Attention Everyone!!! We are in search of Gold Show Sponsorship, in case you don't know Farmfair is celebrating 40 years and along with the celebration we are holding our National Show in Edmonton.


A revised prize list has been submitted for Farmfair International, this should be up and running on their website very soon, please have a look, there are numerous positive changes for 2013.

2013 Gold Show Dates
Olds Fall Classic - October 4-6, 2013 Entry Deadline - September 1


To support these great events please download the sponsorship package listed below.


A Message from Farmfair International

November 3-10, 2013
Edmonton, Alberta

Northlands is one of Canada's oldest and most established agriculture societies and produces many events including a premier Canadian agriculture showcase: Farmfair International (FFI). From genetics and livestock to the latest in equipment, this show is a one-stop marketplace for producers and the industry.

Each year, guests come to Farmfair International to view, show and sell top quality livestock , including over 15 purebred beef breeds and commercial cattle. 2013 marks the 40th Anniversary for the show and will be the proud host of the Canadian National Angus Show. 

International Program

As part of the International Program at FFI, international buyers and industry representatives have the opportunity to participate in the Inbound Buyer Program and become an International AgBusiness Centre member (IABC).

Through the Inbound Buyer Program, FFI coordinates with Canadian breeders and genetics companies to support international buyers in their travel and attendance at the show. The program also offers customized support and access to specialized itineraries including a farm and industry tour day, invitations to special beef-related events and pre and post show tour support. There is an opportunity to apply for funding support through the program partners, visit farmfairinternational.com to apply.

Additional Information 

2013 AAA AGM & Hall of Fame Gala & Awards
Mark your calendars! The 2013 AAA AGM & Hall of Fame Gala and Awards will take place on August 13, 2013 at the Bashaw Agricultural Society in conjunction with the Alberta Junior Angus Show.  
Hello Juniors!!!
The Alberta Junior Angus Association's Board of Directors are busy planning junior Angus events for this summer and we would like to remind you of some upcoming dates and events!
Show order for Purebred ring:
Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Shorthorn, Simmental, AOB
Show order for Commercial ring:
Shorthorn, Simmental, AOB, Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin

If you require stall cards please let us know and we will get them printed off for you.
Triple Crown Award
2013 will be the second running of the AJAA's Triple Crown Award. The animal that has the highest cumulative points from Synergy, AJAA Show and All Breeds will win a coveted buckle! You must enter all three shows to qualify. Good Luck!

Junior Cattle Show Dates:
Summer Synergy - July 8-12 - Olds, AB
AJAA Show - August 11-13 - Bashaw, AB Entry Deadline July 15
All Breeds - August 14-17 - Bashaw, AB

Canadian Junior Angus Deadlines - information on all of these can be found at http://juniors.cdnangus.ca/ 
Showdown - July 25-27 in Armstrong BC - entry deadline is June 20 - entry forms, schedule and rules & regulations can be found at http://juniors.cdnangus.ca/juniors/showdown.htm 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to talk to one of the directors. We look forward to hearing from you!
Southern Alberta Angus Club Golf Tournament
On July 19th the Southern Alberta Angus Club is holding their 10th annual golf tournament in Taber.  With our corporate sponsor Milliken Farm Supplies, this year EVERY GOLFERS name will be entered to win a New Holland Rustler!!

 Golf ability has nothing to do with it you just have to enter, come out and enjoy a great day of fellowship, a chance to win several fantastic prizes, and a superb supper.  This is a very relaxed tourney, with several non-golfers and fun to be had by all.

Entries are coming in daily, so fill out the form and get it in ASAP so as not to be disappointed.

 Any questions give Doug a call at 403-635-1840.
Hope to see on the 19th!
NEW!!! Monthly Photo Contest
Showcase your cattle with Alberta Angus Association's Monthly photo contest. Photos will be posted on the AAA Facebook page as well as providing updates to the website! Email your pasture photos for the month of June of your cattle to be included in this exciting initiative!

The Calgary Stampede Beef Committee Needs Your Help!

The Calgary Stampede Cattle Trail includes live animal displays of beef cattle, located in a prime destination within the agriculture barn during Stampede. It is the primary producer's story of superior animal husbandry,

potential audience of 1.2 million urban and rural guests. Given the scope of this event, it is the collaboration between producers, industry and the Calgary Stampede that reinforces The Cattle Trail as a must stop during the ten day festival.


environmental stewardship with safe and reliable processing of the final food product. This story is shared with a

Help Us - Help You - Promote our Industry


For more information see links below...

The Cattle Trail - Industry Opportunity

2013 Cattle Trail Entry

In This Issue
Message from the President

Welcome sunshine and green grass!

Congratulations to Ontario for hosting a successful 2013 CAA Convention.  The sessions were fabulous and very interesting...it was great to see the variance in ages of the participants and the new ideas brought forth.  The mingling of the youth at the convention created a fleury of excitement.  We look forward to Moose Jaw and anyone that hasn't been to the CAA Convention this year or last since the format has changed to include the Rancher Endorsed Day...it is a MUST to mark for next year!

We invite you to come out and support our youth this summer at the many shows that they have...the largest ones being:
Summer Synergy July 12 @ 9 am in Olds
CJAA Showdown in Armstrong July 27 @ 10 am in Armstrong, BC
Alberta Junior Angus Show August 13 @ 9 am in Bashaw
Canadian Junior All Breeds August 17 @ 10 am in Bashaw

Mark your calendar to join us after the Alberta Junior Angus Show August 13 in Bashaw for the Annual AAA AGM, come out and voice your concerns, then stay for supper and help us honor our "Hall of Fame" recipients.  It will be a great day!

The 40th Anniversary of Farmfair is this fall and the AAA will be hosting their Gold Show & it will be the National Angus Show as well.  Farmfair has a new format similar to the World Angus Forum @ Spruce Meadows and you can book "space" and use how ever you deem fit.  You can have a booth, cattle, or whatever you wish.  Come out and show your ANGUS PRIDE!!

That is all for now, hope to see you at one of our great events this summer!

Carol High
Alberta Angus Association

Coming Events
Click here to see the coming events. To be included in the coming events send your info to the office.
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Did you know that the Glenbow Museum in Calgary has archived AAA historical material on display? To see the list of what is on display at the Glenblow Museum click here.

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