Charles F. Watson Sr. founder of Wat-Cha Farms, Mount Forest, ON, which started in the 1960s, passed away Friday, July 29th at the age of 87. Family and friends will be received at Scott Funeral Home “Brampton Chapel”, 289 Main St. N., Brampton, 905-451-1100, on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Also at the Amos Presbyterian Church, Dromore, Ontario (located 15 minutes north east of Mount Forest) on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 12-2 p.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. at the Amos Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow in the church cemetery
Sparrows Hombre 355X by Sparrows Eldorado exhibited by Josie Sparrow, Vanscoy won Grand Champion Female honours at the Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference & Show held July 23rd in Saskatoon, SK. Judge Kasey Phillips selected SVY Starstruck 8X by SVY AD Invincible exhibited by Katie Serhienko, Maymont as Reserve Grand Champion of the 37 entry show.
A tan Charcross steer exhibited by Kord Phillips won Grand Champion at the Thorhild District 4-H Show June 11th topping 24 steers. Judged by Travis Olsen, Larry Homeniuk and Ken Stanley this 1252 lb. steer was purchased by Deerland Farm Equipment for $2.10/lb.
Orland Walker, Hudson Bay was re-elected president of the Saskatchewan Charolais Association at the 49th Annual Meeting held at Saskatoon, July 22nd. 1st Vice-President is Donna Ross, Coronach, Second-Vice President is Greg Gilliland, Carievale with Dave Bleckinger, Rosetown staying on as Sec./Treas.
A Char X Angus steer exhibited by Jennifer Harcourt, Quill Lake, SK won Reserve Grand Champion at the 4-H Regional Show July 11th in Melfort. The tan steer competed against 79 steers, judged by Levi Jackson. Weighing 1,411 lbs. it sold for $3.50/lb. to Bo-Jan Enterprises, Sylvania; Feedrite, Humboldt; Sun Life, Tisdale; Century 21 Diamond Realty, Dan & Cheryl Torwalt, Humboldt; and Accent Credit Union, Quill Lake.
A Charcross steer exhibited by Cassidy Serhienko of Maymont, SK topped 96 steers to win the Saskatoon 4-H regional show. The steer weighing 1,451 lbs. sold for $4.10/lb. to Moody’s Farm Equipment and Bourgault Industries. A silver Charcross steer shown by Shae-Lynn Evans, Kenaston won the light weight division weighing 1,236 lbs. and sold for $2.00/lb. to Millsap Fuel Distibutors, Kenaston.
Shae-Lynn also had Reserve Grand Champion female with LAE Sassy Sanchez 906W and her Eldorado bull calf LAE Yes-Man 138Y. There were 66 females shown and the judge for both shows on July 10th & 11th was Dennis Erickson.
Jaylin Hill of Lenore, MB won Grand Champion steer out of 45 head at the Virden 4-H interclub show with a white Charcross steer weighing 1,320 lbs. The steer judged by Bill Campbell sold for $2.32/lb. to Higginbotham Electric. The day before she was Reserve Champion in the Lenore club standing behind a tan Charcross steer exhibited by Kate-Lyn Nykoliation, Virden that weighed 1,400 lbs and sold for $2.32 1/2/lb. to TL Penner Construction
Clinton Hinsburg, Rapid City, MB won, Grand Chmpion Yearling Heifer and Supreme Grand Chmpion Female at the 2011 Neepawa Fat Stock Show & Sale on July 6, 2011 with KCH MALIBU 20X, sired by SRK Solid 12U. Clint & KCH MALIBU 20X also won Grand Champion Yearling Heifer and Supreme Champion Female at the Rapid City 4-H Club Achievement held on June 18, 2011