Hannah Elines, Big Valley, AB won Grand Champion Steer at the Big Valley 4-H Club achievement day and then Grand Champion Steer at the Stettler and District Regional 4-H Show and Sale, May 21st, 2019 judged by Rod McCleod. Her steer weighed 1,482 lb and sold for $3.10/lb to Hanna Motor Products, Hanna. Addison Charbonneaus won Grand Champion Steer at the Byemoor 4-H Beef Club achievement day and then Res. Grand Champion at the Stettler District show of 52 steers. The steer weighed 1,430 lb and sold for $3.10/lb to Paintearth Gas Co-op.
Owen Beaulac of the Wild Rose 4-H Beef Club won the Charolais Two-Year Old Cow/Calf class and went on to win Champion Two-Year Old Cow/Calf at the Prince Albert (SK) Exhibition Regional Show 4-H Show June 9th, 2019. This Charolais cross cow with heifer calf at side is the heifer that won Champion Charolais heifer at last year’s show.
Mike Elder, Coronach, SK was elected president of the Canadian Charolais Association at the Annual General Meeting, June 6th in Moncton, NB. Kasey Phillips, Waskateneau, AB moved to 1st Vice-President; Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB is 2nd Vice-President and Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK is Past President.
Pictured Front (l-r) Kasey Phillips, Mike Elder, Shawn Airey, Darwin Rosso; Back (l-r) Craig Scott, Jim Olson, Mathieu Palerme & Roger Maloney; Missing is Rod McLeod, Ryan Nesbitt & Lorne Lakusta.
Roger Goldsmith, Hoosier, SK a former Charolais breeder, rodeo competitor, chuck wagon driver and current rancher passed away suddenly on June 1st. Roger enjoyed the Charolais breeders from around the world and was on World Charolais Congresses in Hungary 2008, Britain 2012 & Sweden 2018. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6th, Marengo, SK Hall.
The Charolais Banner is pleased to announce the hiring of Robbie Chomik from Bruce, AB to work with breeders to promote their genetics and operations. Growing up in the cattle business he and his wife and four children have a commercial herd near where they both grew up. Robbie has been active in his community as a 4-H leader and district president, 8 years as president of the Holden minor hockey association and president of the Bruce Stampede Association.
Yvonne By passed away May 21st at the age of 87. Yvonne along with her late husband Oliver started raising Charolais in the early 1960s under By Crest Farms for 30 years. They also managed Charolais sales in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as By’s Sales Service in the 1980s. Yvonne is survived by her four children Karen (Lorne) Anderson; Robert (Luann) By; Donna (Ron) Hundeby; Helge (Candace) By along with 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 29th, 11:00 a.m., at the Kelvingrove Cemetery, Kelvington, SK.
Former Charolais breeder Ernie Esau of Ernmore Farms, Elm Creek, MB is being inducted into the Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 17th in Winnipeg. We did a breeder profile in the December 2018 Charolais Banner magazine on Ernie. See it online in our magazine archives.