Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw, SK was re-elected president of the Saskatchewan Charolais Association at their Annual General Meeting held July 13th at Yellow Creek. Jordan Moore, Redvers was elected 1st Vice-President while Kurtis Phillips, Estevan fills the 2nd Vice-President position. Following the AGM a pen show was held at Creeks Edge Charolais, followed by awards presentations and supper. Complete details will be in the August issue of the Charolais Banner.
Chance Eiserman, Piapot, SK won Grand Champion steer at the Bear Creek 4-H Club Achievement day June 2nd in Piapot with his Charcross steer judged by Craig & Carrie Braun. At the district 10 Regional Fair this steer weighed 1,540 lb and sold for $2.10/lb to Maple Creek Endless Tubing. Paislee Wakelam also showed a Charcross steer in the Bear Creek show and at the regional he weighed 1,400 lb and sold for $2.20/lb to Joe & Evelyn Burgess & Burgess Trucking. These two youngsters also were honoured to receive the Arnal boys memorial bursary, in memory of the three brothers that died in two separate farm accidents in 2008 & 2014. Their business plan is to purchase two purebred Charolais heifers. They are very excited to start shopping for Charolais heifers, with their bursary funds and 4-H money.
Elaine Studer, of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of Dale Studer and loving mother of Patricia, Cory, and Tyler; passed away at Virden Health Centre – Virden Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the age of 68 years. Dale’s dad Mel was a pioneer Charolais breeder with the herd name Keystone Charolais and Dale & Elaine ran their herd under D & E Polled Charolais in the ’70s and into the ’80s.
Funeral services will be held at Virden Legion Hall on Monday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden on Sunday, July 14th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery.
Justin Harcourt, Quill Lake, SK had Grand Champion Steer at the Melfort Regional 4-H show July 9th & 10th. There were over 200 head of cattle, 85 being steers, with 110 members from 7 clubs. His clubby sired calf out of a Charolais female weighed $1,512 lb and sold for $4.50/lb to Quill Creek Farms, Quill Lake. Justin’s Charolais heifer HBC 802F by WC Milestone was Grand Champion at their Tisdale Club achievement day and was Champion yearling heifer and Reserve Grand Champion female at the Regional Show. The judge was Craig Wilgenbusch. Jennifer Harcourt’s steer was Grand Champion at the Tisdale Club achievement day judged by Kelly Howe. At the Regional sale her steer weighed 1,516 lb and sold for $3.90/lb to Aaron Behiel Legal Professional Corp., Humbolt.
Richard Smith of Be-Rich Charolais & Border Collie dogs, Kitscoty, AB passed away July 2nd at the age of 85. Richard will be forever loved by his wife of 59 years Bev Smith of Kitscoty; his children Brent (Debra) Smith of Kitscoty, Brian Smith of Vermilion, Scott (Krystal) Smith of Grande Prairie, and Terri (Paul) Leedell of St. Albert; 9 Grandchildren & 9 Great Grandchildren. Richard and Bev were awarded the Alberta Charolais Association Pioneer award in 2012 and have been Canadian Charolais Association members for 48 years.
Kehler Eaton, Northminster 4-H Club won Grand Champion Steer at the Lloydminister (AB) Regional Show and Sale, June 3, 2019. His steer was sired by JWX Downtown 7C and weighed 1,390 lb and sold for $5.05/lb to Roberge Transport, Moose Jaw, SK. There were 92 steers in the show judged by Russ Sibbald.
Megan Perih of the Mountain View 4-H Club won Grand Champion Steer and Champion Yearling Heifer at the Dauphin, MB Regional 4-H Show, June 27th & 28th with Charolais animals. Her steer weighed 1,369 lb and sold for $3.10/lb to Dauphin-Ste. Rose Vet Clinic.
Reserve Champion Steer was exhibited by Ethan Myhre of the Mountain View 4-H club. His Charolais steer weighed
1,474 lb and sold for $2.60/lb to the Jason Beyette Law Corp., Dauphin. The show with 18 steers was judge by Colton McIntosh.
P & H Ranching co-founder, Arlane Parsonage, passed away on Friday June 21, 2019. She was 86 years old. Arlane spent her entire life as a country girl. She loved all aspects of the farm, but her passion was for cattle. Her insight in purchasing a small group of purebred Charolais in 1985 was the start of the establishment of the beautiful herd of Charolais that P & H Ranching is known for.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 29th, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Innisfail, AB.
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.