October 2, 2011 posted by admin

McLeod Livestock Wins Olds Fall Classic

McLeod Livestock from Cochrane, AB captured 3 out of the four champions at the Olds Fall Classic. Champion Female was CML PLD Ginny 6U(Merit Vintage 4065P)Calf – Sparrows Sanchez 715T. The reserve female was CML PLD Ginny 1X (Sparrows Sanchez 715T). Champion bull was CML Encore 4Y(Sparrows Sanchez 715T). Harvie Ranching, Olds had the reserve bull with Harvie Shake Me Down 98Y(Pleasant Dawn Spawn 765W). There were 20 entries. Judges were Vern and Denise Lafrentz, Bienfait, SK.

September 25, 2011 posted by admin

Uppin’ The Ante Sale

September 24, 2011  Guelph, ON
Lots                         Gross  Average
3 Cow/calf Pairs $14,400  $4,800
9 Bred Cows         26,000    2,889
20 Bred Heifers   57,450    2,873
19 Heifer Calves  54,000   2,842
51 Lots              $151,850 $2,977

High Selling Bred Heifers
Lot 17, Medonte Xternal Affairs 5X, sired by SVY Freedom Pld 307N, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter, bred to TR Mr Firewater 5792R. Sold for $6,000 to Elder Charolais, Coronach, SK. Consigned by Medonte Charolais, Hillsdale.

Lot 25, PCFL Cheyanne 9X, sired by PCFL Wildfire 9T, out of a PCFL Texas Rio 136P daugter, bred to Casoar. Sold for $6,000 to Stephens Charolais, Moosomin, SK. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne.

High Selling Heifer Calf
Lot 36, Rollin Acres Why Not 6Y, sired by PCFL Whisky-Jack 21T, out of a PCFL Omega 33J daughter. Sold for $5,200 to Stephens Charolais. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais.

September 19, 2011 posted by admin

Eastern National Charolais Sale

September 17, 2011 Ste-Marie , QC
Lots                           Gross Average
1 Cow/Calf Pair     $  3,750   $3,750
10 Bred Cows           28,000    2,800
20 Bred Heifers       63,650     3,183
5 Heifer Calves          8,450     1,690
2 Pregnant Recips.    7,850     3,925
1/4 Semen Interest  4,000    4,000
38 1/4 Lots           $115,700  $3,025

2 Embryo Lots         $2,500  $1,250
Total Gross           $118,200

High Selling Bred Heifers
Lot 23, WR Winnifred 180W, sired by Pinay, out of an WR Neptune 51N daughter, bred to Virgil. Sold for $5,900 to Bar Punch Ranch, Medicine Hat, AB. Consigned by Winters Charolais, Renfrew, ON.

Lot 27, Hicks Xceptional 8X, sired by Sparrows Vintage 75R, out of a Hicks Kasino 11K daughter, bred to Hicks Revolver 14R. Sold for $5,850 to Rejean McNeil, St-Marc de Figuery. Consigned by Hicks Charolais, Arthur, ON.

High Selling Bred Cow
Lot 4, Louber Silver Edge 192R, sired by LT Silver Edge 228P, out of a Jumper daughter, bred to Sparrows Panama 826U. Sold for $4,300 to Hicks Charolais. Consigned by Louber Farms, Ste-Marie.

High Selling Semen Interest
Lot 1, 1/4 interest in HTA Senator 8130U, sired by Merit 5323R, out of a Dim Creek Dividend 43M daughter. Sold for $4,000 to Harcourt Charolais, Quill Lake, SK & Mutrie Farms, Glenavon, SK. Consigned by Louber Farms.


September 15, 2011 posted by admin

Charolais Supreme at Renfrew

Medonte Wishful Thinking 7W, sired by SVY Ad Invincible P 748T with her DR Revelation heifer calf at side was Supreme Champion Female at the Renfrew (ON) Fair on Sept. 11th. Exhibited by Medonte Charolais, Hillsdale she was previously Grand Champion Female in the Charolais BOSS Show.

Reserve Grand Champion Female in the 37 entry Charolais show was Miss Cedardale 44X, sired by Sparrows Alcatraz 18N, exhibited by Oattes Charolais, Cobden.

Judge Bernard Leahy slapped Cornerview Xcalibre 27X, sired by Sparrows Coach 467S, exhibited by Cornerview Charolais, Cobden.

Reserve Grand Champion Bulls was Sharodon Wyatt 3W, sired by LT Bluegrass 4017 P and exhibited by Sharodon Farms, Peterborough.

September 1, 2011 posted by admin

Former Alberta Breeder Passes

Clayton Carroll passed away Aug. 28th at the age of 91. He and his wife Norma owned Carroll Canyon Ranch south of Calgary and was a member of the Charolais Association from 1969 to 2006. Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 – 15 Avenue S.W. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

August 26, 2011 posted by admin

Long Time Photographer Passes Away

Walt Browarny Of Calgary passed away August 24 at the age of 75. A celebration of Walt’s life will take place Monday August 29 at 2:00 pm at Centre Street Church Calgary. (3900-2 street N.E)

August 25, 2011 posted by admin

Charcross Reserve at Rainy River 4-H

A tan Charcross steer shown by Cassidy Teeple, Emo, ON was judged Reserve Grand Champion at the Rainy River 4-H Show August 20th in Emo.  Judged by Bert McDonald & Judy Hart he weighed 1,260 lbs. graded AAA and sold for $2.85/lb. or $3,591 to Ainsworths. All of the 28 steers sold for over $3,000 each.

August 22, 2011 posted by admin

Pioneer Manitoba Breeder passes

Calvin Gibson of Cartwright, MB passed away Aug. 8th after a long and hard fought battle with multiple myeloma cancer and kidney failure at the age of 77. Calvin & his wife of 57 years Christena were active in the Charolais business for many years until dispersing their Double C Charolais herd in 1996. A celebration of Calvin’s life took place on Friday, August 12th.

August 8, 2011 posted by admin

Alberta Charolais Pioneer passes away

Foley Marquess, Charmark Ranches, Gem, AB passed away Aug. 2, 2011 at the age of 68. Funeral services for Foley will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Bassano on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Foley started the Charolais herd in 1971 and was still a member of the Charolais Association.

August 3, 2011 posted by admin

Longtime Manitoba Breeder Passes Away

Bob Digby of Rolling D Charolais, Dropmore, MB passed away in his sleep August 2nd at the age of 72. His funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6th, Roblin Community Centre, 55 6th Ave. NE, Roblin.