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A Charcross steer from Ricki Banford of Bear Creek 4-H won Grand Champion honours at the Regional Fair held in Maple Creek, SK. The steer weighed 1,405 lbs and sold for $3.35/lb to Rosso Charolais, Anderson Hereford & Hidden Valley Agra Ltd. Tyler & Suzanne Smyth of Herbert were the judges of this 47 head show.
Brian Coughlin of Cobden, ON was elected president of the Canadian Charolais Association at the Annual General Meeting held June 13th in Brandon, MB. Andre Steppler, Miami, MB is 1st Vice-President, Rod McLeod, Cochrane, AB is 2nd Vice-President and Brent Saunders, Markdale, ON will remain on the executive as Past President and another term as a board member. Newly elected to the board for three year terms were Kasey Philips, Waskatenau, AB and Mike Elder, Coronach, SK. Full details will be in the August issue of the Charolais Banner.
Mason Beck of Milestone, SK made it to the finals in this National Competition. His short video about Canadian Western Agribition is now online http://www.canadashistory.ca/Kids/YoungCitizens/Profiles/2015/Mason_B#.VXmDE4Sm7H8 .
Watch and vote to help him win a trip to Ottawa with this great agricultural entry.
The Manitoba Charolais Association is having a semen auction to offset some of the costs of the Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting held this weekend in their province. The semen auction will be held at the Friday evening Bar-B-Que at HTA Charolais. If you unable to attend but would like to participate, just give Helge a call on his cell 306.536.4261 or Andre 204.750.1951
Choice of 5 straws of either HTA Challenge 161Y or RGP Remington 101Y donated by HTA Charolais
5 straws of Sparrows Seminole 927W donated by Steppler Farms
5 straws of SHSH HD 14y donated by High Bluff Stock Farm
2 straws of TR Mr Fire Water 5792R ET donated by Hunter Charolais
2 straws of WC Benelli 2134P ET donated by Happy Haven Charolais
5 straws of KCH Medicine Man 7Z donated by KCH Charolais
Choice of 5 straws of either TRI-N Prefix 54Y or MVY Xplorer 21X donated by Tri-N Charolais
Just a reminder that the Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting is in Manitoba on June 12th and 13th. Complete information is in the May Charolais Banner. If you haven’t booked your room you may want to do it now and please if you are planning to attend the banquet let Rae Trimble-Olsen know for catering numbers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.252.3115.
Erling Gresseth, Veistad Charolais, of Norway set a Norwegian Beef Cattle record price when he sold Total Balanz for $180,000 NOK ($29,000 CAD). This yearling bull resulting from an embryo from Canada is a full brother to Winn Mans Lanza. Erling has been very successful with his Canadian genetics in Norway and has been to Canada numerous times to select genetics. Tonight on Norwegian National television there was a story on Erling selling this record setting bull. Although it is in Norwegian I have attached the link to the TV story.