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Springside Farms Wins Canadian Bull Congress

The Grand Champion Pen of 3 Bulls at the Canadian Bull Congress January 22nd in Camrose, AB were two sons of Turnbulls Duty-Free 358D and a son of SOS Apex PLD 139F, exhibited by Springside Farms, Airdrie. There were 8 pens shown. SOS Timber Pld 88J, a January 21st son of SOS Apex Pld 139F was selected Grand Champion Ranchers Choice Bull, exhibited by Springside Farms. The 37 entry show was judged by Stephen Cholak, Lamont, Amy Wenstob, Strome and Garner Deobald, Hodgeville, SK.

 

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Ontario Charolais Breeder Passes

Garry William Kelly of Marmora, ON passed away January 15th at the age of 79. A Charolais enthusiast for over 25 years he liked his Full French cattle with many bought from Patton Charolais. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, children Kim Millard (Tim) and Jeff Kelly (Rebecca) along with five grandchildren.
A reception will be held on Friday, January 21st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, January 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the McConnell Funeral Home, 9 Bursthall St, Marmora. Due to Covid restrictions, a funeral and celebration of Garry’s life will take place at a later date.

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Charolais Charbray International Virtual Show Swept by Canada

Charolais Charbray International Virtual Show Swept by Canada

To build inter-country business during a pandemic, Charolais Charbray International held a Virtual Show. It consisted of three divisions: French, Purebred and Charbray and saw participation from France, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Estonia, and Columbia.

Each division of the show was judged by three renowned judges. The total of nine judges came from eight countries. There was also a People’s Choice category that lasted 10 days. The general population participated by voting in the poll through Facebook or www.CharolaisInternational.com.

Division: Purebred – Judged by Jimmy Wilson, Scotland; Robert Williams, USA; Lee & Dawn Wilson, Canada

Grand Champion Purebred Bull sponsored by Charolais Charbray Herdbook of Mexico
HIGH BLUFF JJ 85J, High Bluff Stock Farm, Canada

Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Bull sponsored by Charolais Society of Australia
DS PROVIDENCIA H22, Ganaderia Laprovidencia, Mexico

Grand Champion Purebred Female sponsored by Davis Rairdan International
STEPPLER GABBY 546H (P), Steppler Farms Ltd., Canada

Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Female sponsored by Davis Rairdan International
TALUTULU MUUSIKA A, Talu Ja Tulu Oü, Estonia

Division: Full French – Judged by David Benson, United Kingdom; David Bondfield, Australia; Hugo Retailleau, France

Grand Champion Full French Bull sponsored by Charolais Charbray Herdbook of Mexico
SEX SYMBOL, Gaec Micaud, France

Reserve Grand Champion Full French Bull sponsored by Herd Book of France
MONTBLANC, Elevage Vannier, France

Grand Champion Full French Female sponsored by Herd Book of France
MARTINIQUE, Gaec Clame-Andriot, France

Reserve Grand Champion Full French Female sponsored by Canadian Charolais Association
EMA Z MOKRÝŠOVA, Leoš Slavík, Czech Republic

Division: Charbray – Judged by Maury Dorta De Souza Junior, Brazil; John Mercer, Australia; Ing. José Manuel (Pepe) Medina Chapa, Mexico

Grand Champion Charbray Bull sponsored by Charolais Charbray Herdbook of Mexico
WATTLEBRAY PIN UP, Trevor and Lolita Ford, Australia

Reserve Grand Champion Charbray Bull sponsored by the American International Charolais Association
MJM JUST DO IT E3073, Arnulfo De La Garza Montemayor, Mexico

Grand Champion Charbray Female sponsored by American International Charolais Association
RFG LEONA-SM 305-5 CHY, Ing. Reynaldo Farias de la Garza, Mexico

Reserve Grand Champion Charbray Female sponsored by American International Charolais Association
MGE ROSITA 1502/918, Juan Manuel Garza Montemayor, Mexico

People’s Choice Bull sponsored by Canadian Charolais Association

The People’s Choice Bull Champion from each division competed for the aggregate. These were French: MONTBLANC, Elevage Vannier, France; Purebred: HIGH BLUFF JJ 85J, High Bluff Stock Farm, Canada and WATTLEBRAY PIN UP, Trevor and Lolita Ford, Australia. Canada prevailed with HIGH BLUFF JJ 85J, exhibited by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, Manitoba.

People Choice Female sponsored by Charolais Society of Australia

The People’s Choice Female Champion from each division competed for the aggregate. These were French: EMA Z MOKRÝŠOVA, Leoš Slavík, Czech Republic; Purebred: STEPPLER GABBY 546H, Steppler Farms Ltd., Canada, and Charbray: RFG LEONA-MG80505 CHY, Ing. Reynaldo Farias de la Garza, Mexico. Canada prevailed again, completing the sweep with STEPPLER GABBY 546H, Steppler Farms Ltd., Miami, Manitoba.