July 2013                                   Alberta Angus Enews
2013 AAA AGM & Hall of Fame Gala & Awards
  
AAA AGM AGENDA
JUNIORS - STILL TIME TO ENTER AJAA SHOW
AJAA Show - August 11-13 - Bashaw, AB

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!

Congratulations to all the winners at Summer Synergy. For results click here.
  
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!
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES/GOLD SHOW INFO
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
 
 

New Website

Visit www.farmfairinternational.com to see our newly redesigned website. You will also find the updated entry information under the 'Exhibitors' menu. Keep checking back as new show updates are posted.

 

40th Anniversary Memories

Do you have a FFI memory or photo that you would like to share? Please email us or give us a call.

 

Genomics Showcase- November 5-9
 
This collection of interactive displays, activities and informative presentations will showcase the latest technological advancements in genetic testing and demonstrate the importance of this science and its practical applications for producers.  This year we've added live cattle to our displays.  Animals will be judged based on their genomic profile for economically relevant traits. There will also be the opportunity to purchase a pen of these DNA tested, bred heifers during the commercial sale on Saturday November 9.

 

The Yards at Northlands- November 8 & 9
The enhanced commercial cattle program featuring Pens of 5 and 10 Bred Heifer Show & Sale and Pens of 3 and 5 Bull Show.

 

The Headliner Show & Sale- November 8
In this unique show and sale concept buyers benefit by sharing in the prize money when one of their purchases could be declared a Headliner Champion following the sale. Contact
Bouchard Livestock if you are interested in more information; sale cattle selection will begin August 1.

 

Alberta Supreme- November 9
FFI is pleased to partner with the Olds Fall Classic and Lloydminster Stockade Round-up to create the Alberta Supreme Show, which will showcase breed champions from all three of the top cattle shows in Alberta to name two Alberta Supreme Grand Champions. The Grand Champions from all breeds and their owners will compete head to head for the Alberta Supreme titles and the chance to drive away in a brand new RAM truck.

 

 

Don't miss your opportunity to market your operation to thousands of potential buyers! Entries and display space rental registrations open September 1 on farmfairinternational.com. If you have any questions or would like any additional information contact Northlands Agriculture at agriculture@northlands.com or by calling 780.471.7300.

Northern Alberta Angus Club News

NAAC Field Day 

On June 22 2013 three of our NAAC members hosted a Field Day.  The Day started at Goad family Angus, where everyone enjoyed a wonderful lunch and visited.  After everyone arrived, we toured the Red Angus that the Goad family has spent many years putting together.  Goads were pleased to answer any questions about pedigrees and explained how their program works.  After touring Goad family Angus, we went to Country Lane Angus.  At Country Lane Angus we went into a field and Archie called in all the cows.  Everyone was amazed how quiet the animals were, there were heifers that were following junior members around until someone stopped to pet them.  Archie had put together a spread sheet explaining the pedigree's on the cows and calves in the pasture.  After we were done in the pasture we went to Country Lanes barnyard to look at his amazing group of bulls that he is raising.  Our tour ended at the Everblack Angus Farm.  We toured the Black Angus that the Gibson's are raising.  They have a wonderful setup despite how muddy it was from all the rain they had received in the previous days.  Our junior members enjoyed admiring the cattle and playing games that had been put together for them in the barn.   At Everblack we had a delicious steak fry supper.  The ladies had put together a wonderful meal and nobody left hungry.  There were door prizes supplied by the producers and sponsors.  We had over 55 producers show up to the event to admire the cattle.   Some were purebred breeders and some were commercial breeders.  It was a great chance for everyone near and far to get together for a visit and to look at the great quality of cattle that our Northern Producers are promoting and raising.  

 

 

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.
 
Southern Alberta Angus Club Golf Tournament

Co-sponsored by SAAC and Milliken Farm Supplies the picture shows Geri Verostik of Milliken's with Kim Thieland in the driver's seat of her New Holland Rustler! Congratulations Kim!

We would like to thank everyone that came out and made the SAAC 10th Annual Cowboy Golf Scramble such a huge success.  With 149 golfers it made it a full day, a long day, but an extremely enjoyable day by all.  Of course we could not do this without the overwhelming support of our sponsors. 

Please be sure to thank these that made this all possible:

 

Corporate

Milliken Farms Supplies, soon to be known as Robertson Implements Alberta, represented by Geri Verostik and Brad Jones

Platinum   

CPS Taber & Milk River, represented by Bruce Fletcher and Russell Dobrocane

Delar Cow Pal - Larry & Debbie Sushelnitski

Carey Auction Service - Brent Carey

Bow Valley Genetics

Hanlon Ag Centre

Alberta Angus

 

GOLD

Country Commodities - Cam Bridgeman

New Life Feeds

TD Financial Agriculture - Represented by Jordan Bonette

Blue Wave Energy - Jon Ohler

Bouchard Livestock - Brian Bouchard

Balog Auction - represented by Andy Carrol

Zoitis - Troy Sauter

Ivomec

 

SILVER

McDonald Chevrolet Buick GMC - Represented by Garry Bargy

New Generation Feeds

 

Bronze

CIBC Taber - Represented by David Maclean

Medicine Hat Feeding Company

Masterfeeds - Hugh Locke & Wayne Kaplar

Landmark Feeds

Taber Animal Clinic

Perlich Auction

Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange

Millimum Genetics

 

Friend of SAAC

Chinook Chrysler

Ag-Com

Alberta Beef Producers

Canadian Angus Association

Western Stockman

UFA - Taber

Allyson Turcato - Rowels & Rhinestones 

 

Thanks again to everyone for making this successful - and we will see you July 18th, 2014 at the Waterton Golf Course! 

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 August of your cattle to be included in this exciting initiative!
IMPORTANT DATES
2013 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Sales
2013 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Fall Feeder Sales
Nilsson Bros. Inc (Clyde)ClydeABTuesday, September 10, 2013
Perlich Bros Auction Market LtdLethbridgeABWednesday, October 02, 2013
Burnt Lake Livestock Mart Ltd.Red DeerABThursday, October 03, 2013
Olds Auction MartOldsABFriday, October 04, 2013
Innisfail Auction MarketInnisfailABMonday, October 07, 2013
VJV Foothills Livestock Auction StavelyStavelyABMonday, October 07, 2013
Nilsson Bros. Inc (Clyde)ClydeABTuesday, October 08, 2013
Fort MacLeod AuctionFort MacLeodABTuesday, October 08, 2013
Viking Auction MartVikingABTuesday, October 08, 2013
Perlich Bros Auction Market LtdLethbridgeABWednesday, October 09, 2013
TEAM Electronic SaleCalgaryABFriday, October 11, 2013
Stettler Auction Mart (1990) Ltd.StettlerABFriday, October 11, 2013
Calgary StockyardsStrathmoreABSaturday, October 12, 2013
Grande Prairie Livestock MarketGrande PrairieABWednesday, October 16, 2013
Perlich Bros Auction Market LtdLethbridgeABWednesday, October 16, 2013
Fort MacLeod AuctionFort MacLeodABThursday, October 17, 2013
Fort MacLeod AuctionFort MacLeodABSaturday, October 19, 2013
Nilsson Bros. Inc (Vermillion)VermillionABSaturday, October 19, 2013
Bow Slope Shipping AssociationBrooksABMonday, October 21, 2013
Innisfail Auction MarketInnisfailABMonday, October 21, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABMonday, October 21, 2013
VJV Foothills Livestock Auction StavelyStavelyABMonday, October 21, 2013
Bow Slope Shipping AssociationBrooksABTuesday, October 22, 2013
Balog Auction Services Inc.LethbridgeABTuesday, October 22, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABWednesday, October 23, 2013
Burnt Lake Livestock Mart Ltd.Red DeerABThursday, October 24, 2013
Sekura Livestock Ltd/RimbeyRimbeyABThursday, October 24, 2013
Balog Auction Services Inc.LethbridgeABFriday, October 25, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABFriday, October 25, 2013
Olds Auction MartOldsABFriday, October 25, 2013
Triple J Livestock Ltd.WestlockABFriday, October 25, 2013
Perlich Bros Auction Market LtdLethbridgeABSaturday, October 26, 2013
Vold, Jones & VoldPonokaABSaturday, October 26, 2013
Bow Slope Shipping AssociationBrooksABMonday, October 28, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABMonday, October 28, 2013
Provost Livestock ExchangeProvostABMonday, October 28, 2013
Balog Auction Services Inc.LethbridgeABTuesday, October 29, 2013
Highwood Livestock AuctionHigh RiverABFriday, November 01, 2013
Balog Auction Services Inc.LethbridgeABFriday, November 01, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABFriday, November 01, 2013
Stettler Auction Mart (1990) Ltd.StettlerABFriday, November 01, 2013
Perlich Bros Auction Market LtdLethbridgeABSaturday, November 02, 2013
Nilsson Bros. Inc (Vermillion)VermillionABSaturday, November 02, 2013
Bow Slope Shipping AssociationBrooksABMonday, November 04, 2013
Innisfail Auction MarketInnisfailABMonday, November 04, 2013
VJV Foothills Livestock Auction StavelyStavelyABMonday, November 04, 2013
Dryland Cattle Trading Co.VeteranABMonday, November 04, 2013
Balog Auction Services Inc.LethbridgeABTuesday, November 05, 2013
Viking Auction MartVikingABTuesday, November 05, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABWednesday, November 06, 2013
Fort MacLeod AuctionFort MacLeodABThursday, November 07, 2013
Burnt Lake Livestock Mart Ltd.Red DeerABThursday, November 07, 2013
TEAM Electronic SaleCalgaryABFriday, November 08, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABFriday, November 08, 2013
Perlich Bros Auction Market LtdLethbridgeABSaturday, November 09, 2013
Calgary StockyardsStrathmoreABSaturday, November 09, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABMonday, November 11, 2013
Provost Livestock ExchangeProvostABMonday, November 11, 2013
Nilsson Bros. Inc (Clyde)ClydeABTuesday, November 12, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABFriday, November 15, 2013
Olds Auction MartOldsABFriday, November 15, 2013
Innisfail Auction MarketInnisfailABMonday, November 18, 2013
Grande Prairie Livestock MarketGrande PrairieABWednesday, November 20, 2013
Sekura Livestock Ltd/RimbeyRimbeyABThursday, November 21, 2013
Medicine Hat Feeding CompanyMedicine HatABFriday, November 22, 2013
Triple J Livestock Ltd.WestlockABFriday, November 22, 2013
Viking Auction MartVikingABTuesday, December 03, 2013
TEAM Electronic SaleCalgaryABFriday, December 06, 2013
Calgary StockyardsStrathmoreABSaturday, December 07, 2013
DLMSABCheck the DLMS Market System

In This Issue
WANTED

Seeking Career Minded Individual or Couple for Cattle Venture Opportunity - This is an opportunity for a young man or newly married couple who are passionate about cattle farming as a career.  Having an interest in developing a purebred herd of Angus cattle would be a plus.

 

I have a section of land in west Central Alberta and would be interested in helping you get started.  If you are interested and would like more details, please email Robert at rjfarms1@telus.net or phone 403-746-5614.

Coming Events
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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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