Darlene Plewis of Swift Current and formerly of Pennant passed away on Thursday, June 17 at her farm at the age of 81. Darlene & her predeceased husband Ken started in Charolais in the late 1960s and their Darneth Charolais operation was very active for many years. A private family service will take place on July 3.
Rylan MacGillivray’s bred heifer was selected Grand Champion Female by judge Toby Noble at the Prince Albert Regional 4-H Beef Show and Sale. Snowball is a purbred female, Cay’s Shanelle 14H sired by TR PZC MR TURTON 0794 ET. Rylan is a member of the Weldon 4-H Beef Club.
With the Prince Albert, SK summer show cancelled in 2021 the Supreme Champion Bull and Female at the Purdue (SK) Summer Show are eligible to show in the Agribition Beef Supreme Challenge this fall. The dates for the Purdue show are July 23rd & 24th.
Prince Albert Regional Charity Steer raised nearly $150,000 in funds to donate to the Saskatoon Cancer Center. The Steer was sold via live Dutch Auction raising $49,930 in auction dollars. Malcom Jenkins, owner of Prince Albert Candian Tire matched the donation bringing the total to $98,780. JGL Livestock donated the steer and also donated $50,000 to the initiative.
Jacob Feige, Wild Rose 4-H Beef Club won Grand Champion Steer at the Prince Albert Regional 4-H Beef show and sale. The 55 head steer show was judged by Toby Noble. Jacob’s steer weighed 1,319lb and sold for $7.00/lb to Thunder Ridge Farms, Leask.
Hailey Njaa, Weldon 4-H Beef Club won Reserve Grand Champion Steer with a 1,271lb steer selling for $4.00/lb to NAPA Traction, Prince Albert.
Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB was elected president of the Canadian Charolais Association at their board meeting June 18th in Calgary, AB. Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB moved up to 1st Vice-President and Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton, ON was newly elected to the executive committee as 2nd Vice-President. Mike Elder, Coronach, SK remains on the executive as Past-President after three years in the chair. Jeff Cavers, LaRiviere, MB was elected to the board in the member at large position replacing retiring director Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie, MB. Other board members include Mathieu Palerme, QC; Roger Maloney, ON; Darwin Rosso, SK; Lorne Lakusta & Rod McLeod, AB. Complete details will be in the August issue of the Charolais Banner.
Ben & Darlene Poirier of the former B & M Farms, North Gower both passed away recently. Darlene died on March 27th at the age of 78 and Ben on May 25th at the age of 79. They were very active in the Charolais business in eastern Ontario and Quebec as well as participating in shows and sales across Canada and USA. Starting the herd in 1976, it was dispersed in 2004 in conjuction with Ferme EDL Charolais at Asbestos, QC.
Logan Jamieson’s Charolais heifer SOS Harlequin (Elder’s Chancellor daughter) won Grand Champion Heifer and Supreme Female at the Bow Valley Beef and Multi Breed 4-H show on May 29th. Logan also took home Grand Champion Steer honors. Sean Stratton and Rhonda Smith purchased the 1,387lb charcross steer for $5.00/lb. Cameron Olsen judged the 17 head show.
Danna Bouchard’s Cow/Calf Pair RMM 78F (SOS Chuckwagon daughter) and her calf RMM 1J was selected Grand Champion Female by judge Larry Toner at the Altario 4-H Beef Club Show. Danna’s pair also won Supreme Female at the Coronation and District 4-H Beef Club Achievement Day judged by Rob Smith.
Out of the 15 steers shown at the Altario 4-H Beef Club Show, Jessica Vert’s 1,365lb charcross steer was selected Grand Champion Overall by judge Larry Toner. Dryland Agro Services, Kiiiemuir purchased the steer for $3.50/lb.