November 2013                                   Alberta Angus Enews
National Angus Show Results
Congratulations to the Champions at the National Angus Shows at Farmfair International!
Grand Champion Black Angus Female - DMM Miss Essence 14Y, Miller Wilson Angus
Reserve Champion Black Angus Female - Remitall F Ellen 125Z, Remitall Farms Inc.
Grand Champion Black Angus Bull - HF Thunderbird 146Y, Poplar Meadows Angus
Reserve Champion Black Angus Bull - DMM Stache 72Z, Miller Wilson Angus 
For complete Black Angus Show Results click here.

Grand Champion Red Angus Female - Red Northline Blush 126Y, TNF Red Angus
Reserve Champion Red Angus Female - Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y, Lazy MC Angus
Grand Champion Red Angus Bull - Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y, Redrich Farms
Reserve Champion Red Angus Bull - Red T-K Recoil 72Y, Rainbow Red Angus
For complete Red Angus Show Results click here.
Manage and Market What You Measure

Workshop for Commercial Cow/calf 

and Purebred Beef Producers


  • Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) Update
  • Examples of Useful Information Flow
  • Utilizing Beef Herd Management Information
  • Using EPDs/Genomics Effectively in Selection
  • Profiting from Information and Selection
  • Q/A Panel Discussion


Dec. 10, 2013
Elk Point Seniors Recreation Centre
LARA, Ph. 780-826-7260
Dec. 11, 2013 
Veteran Hall 
CARA, Ph. 403-664-3777
Dec. 12, 2013 
Brooks, Cassils Hall, 190073, Rge Rd 15-5
County of Newell,
Ph. 403-794-2336

Jan. 14, 2014 
Mayerthorpe Legion Hall
Lac Ste. Anne Cty.,
Ph. 780-785-3411
Jan. 15, 2014 
Leslieville Community Centre 
Clearwater County,
Ph. 403-845-4444

Jan. 16, 2014 
Claresholm Community Centre 
MD of Willow Creek,
Ph. 403-625-3351



11:00 am         Registration/Coffee - Meet and Greet

11:30 am         Lunch...lunch...lunch

12:15 pm         Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) Update/Examples of Useful Information 

Flow - Larry Thomas, National Coordinator, Canadian Beef Advantage, CCA or Holly LaBrie, Program Administrator, BIXS

1:15 pm           Utilizing Beef Herd Management Information - Veterinary Agri-Health Services,

ITS Global, ViewTrak

2:00 pm           Using EPDs/Genomics Effectively in Selection - Sean McGrath, Consultant,

Livestock Genetics, December sessions, and Kajal Devani, Director of Breed Development, Canadian Angus Association, January sessions

  3:00 pm         Profiting from Information and Selection - BioTrack

  4:00 pm         Q/A Panel Discussion

  4:30 pm         Homeward Bound


Registration Fee: $20/person 
Registration Deadline: Space is limited so please register by December 6th for the December sessions and by January 10th for the January sessions, to reserve a seat and lunch
To Register, call: Local Agriculture Services, contact shown for each location above 
Sponsored by: Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Alberta Angus Association, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Local Agriculture Services (Counties, MDs and Special Areas)


For more information click Manager and Market Poster.

Need to do some Christmas Shopping??
"Autumn's Reward"

International Artist Kim Penner was commissioned to do this painting for the 40th Anniversary of Farmfair International.

Original Acrylic on canvas - "18 X36" available
Limited Edition Canvas Gicle'es available in 3 sizes

"18 X 36"

"16 X 32"

"10 X 20"
and low numbers

Order yours Today 403 -786 - 8691 or

CAA A-Store
Check out the Angus swag and apparel at the A-Store! Find something for everyone! Click here and shop away! 
Southern Alberta Angus Club News

The Southern Alberta Angus Club AGM has been rescheduled for Monday December 16th at the lethbridge Lodge.  The rescheduling was due to the previous date being the same day as the CAA grand opening of Angus Central.


Cocktails at 5:00PM

Meeting to start at 5:30PM ( if you have anything to add to the agenda please call Doug at 635-1840)

Supper to follow


Tickets are $30 each which includes a fantastic supper, chance at door prizes, and a great evening of fellowship with Angus enthusists!  Meeting and supper is open to everyone from the Juniors to  Seniors and everyone inbetween.


Back by popular demand we will have a silent auction, this year being a Christmas theme.  We welcome any donations that some may like to bring, being favorite baking,a craft, special decoration, homemade or purchased, the options are endless and always makes for great entertainment.


Come hear the review of the SAAC activities for the past year, and the upcoming thoughts and visions for the future.  We appreciate all comments and would like to hear of any ideas you may have.


Please RRSP as soon as possible as we need to make sure that we have enough to secure booking on the room.  RRSP can be made by replying by email or phone 403-223-1840.


Hope to see you all there.


SAAC Board


2013 Gold Show Winners



Congratulations to our 2013 Gold Show Champions:

Black Show Bull of the Year: HF Thunderbird 146Y owned by Tanya Belsham and Hamilton Farms

Red Show Bull of the Year: Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y owned by Wilbar Angus & Redrich Farms

Black Show Female of the Year: DMM Blackcap Essence 7Y owned by Lee and Dawn Wilson and TNR Genetics (AUS) and heifer calf DMM TR LADY ESSENCE 13A owned by Lee & Dawn Wilson

Red Show Female of the Year: Red Mar Mac Lady Trooper 114Z owned by Mar Mac Farms

Please watch our website for the Gold Show All Star Team press release. 

Also check out our Farmfair photos, the Farmfair National Show Champions video and our Agribition photo gallery on Facebook.

Junior Stuff!
GOAL Conference - Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders
Hey Juniors! Are you interested in going to GOAL 2014 in Calgary? Application forms are now available! If you have any questions, message Canadian Junior Angus Association on Facebook, look at the junior angus section on the CAA website or e-mail us! The form is also available right here.

The 15th annual National Canadian Junior Angus Show will be held July 17-19, 2014 in Virden, Manitoba. For more information click here. 
2013 AAA Commercial Breeder of the Year

Alberta Angus Association names Sara Lake Ranch, Phil and Bev Hunt along with Geoff and Diane Hunt of Flatbush Alberta the 2013 Commercial Breeders of the Year during the show at Farmfair International!


The Hunts have been in the Ranching Business for 39 years. They calved 360 Red Angus cross females in 2012 and bred 400 females to calve in 2013. Their usual practices have been to use a 2/3 Red Angus 1/3 Simmental Bull Battery. They back round their steer calves until March and then sell them off of the farm.  Once they have sorted out their own replacements most of the balance of their heifer calves are sold for breeding stock. Over the years the Hunts have purchased Red Angus Bulls from: That'll Do Red Angus Ranch, Glesbar Cattle Co., U2 Ranch, Dwajo Angus, Lonestone Farms, Ole Farms, Murray Keirik, to name a few. Hunts pasture all of their own cattle and produce their own feed on 25 quarter sections of Deeded, Leased and Rented land.




2013 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Sales
Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Sales for Angus Tagged calves are happening! To see a complete listing for one in your area click here.

Calgary Bull Sale
On behalf of the Alberta Cattle Breeders Association, please find attached a flyer that announces that entries are open for the 2014 Calgary Bull Sale.  
A few notable dates that will be of interest to your members:
* Entry deadline for bulls and pen-of-five commercial replacement heifers: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
* Angus Show: Wed., March 5, 2014
* Pen-of-five commercial replacement heifer show and sale: Wed., March 5, 2014
* Angus Bull Sale: Thursday, March 6
* Ranch Horse Demonstration and Sale: Thursday, March 6, 2014
We hope the information and material will be of use to you and your membership. The web site also features additional information.
Please call or email if you have any questions.
Warmest regards, 
Colleen Church McDowall
Canadian Bull Congress
In This Issue
Coming Events
Click here to see the coming events. To be included in the coming events send your info to the office.

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 or phone 403-746-5614.

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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