Families ecstatic after Stockade wins

Black Angus and Simmental cattle from Alta. and Sask. win the supreme show at the Stockade Roundup in Lloydminster

LLOYDMINSTER — Two families from both sides of the Alberta-Saskatchewan border were awarded top prizes last week when a Simmental bull and a Black Angus female pair won the supreme show at the Stockade Roundup.

The supreme grand champion bull title went to Hall’s Cattle Co. & Twisted Sisters Livestock, located near Craven, Sask. Barry Hall, who showed the winning Simmental, named DSFF Driver 1D, said he’s attended the Stockade for the last few years.

“It’s awesome,” Hall said shortly after winning.

“We’ve got great friends and customers in the country. It’s always been a great show for us.”

The company runs both Angus and Simmental. It bought the winning bull as a calf in Nebraska after finding success with its sire.

“We bought him for breeding purposes. It really wasn’t for a show bull,” he said.

“We liked him so much we hauled him over as a yearling, which isn’t an easy feat, but he’s really come into himself.”

The title for supreme female went to Towaw Cattle from Sangudo, Alta. The winning Black Angus pair was shown by Kirk and Jill Wildman, though their son, Thomas, is considered the owner of the pair.

“It’s exhilarating. I’m very excited right now. My heart is pumping a lot,” Thomas said shortly after winning the title.

“We thought maybe one of these days our cow would get it done, but once it finally happened, it’s better than I expected it to be.”

The name of the winning animals are Towaw Duchess 412D, which was sired by Red Towaw Calidad 130Y, and Towaw Duchess 401F, which was sired by SAC Conversation.

Towaw Cattle raises both Black and Red Angus with most of the land used for pasturing the 300-head herd. The family operation is run by Kirk, his parents, David and Gail, and his brother, Jay.

Thomas said the family likes its animals to have good foot and leg structure. The cow herd must also bring in a calf, be easy to work with and avoid calving and udder problems.

“You have to have good structure to stay on our farm,” he said.

“We’re making bulls to breed on other people’s operations, and what we want them to do is to have sound, well-functioning and easy-calving bulls so they can have the easiest time in their programs.”

The event was held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association building.

Other winners at the Stockade Roundup include:

  • grand champion Red Angus female, Lazy MC Angus
  • grand champion Red Angus bull, Jim Wright of Wright Livestock
  • grand champion Black Angus bull, Miller Wilson Angus
  • grand champion horned Hereford female, Paige Lehmann of Top-50 Livestock
  • grand champion horned Hereford bull, Lock Farms, bred by Brest Land and Cattle Co.
  • grand champion polled Hereford female, Marc Lehmann of Top-50 Livestock
  • grand champion polled Hereford bull, MJT Herefords, bred by Mark Lohner
  • grand champion Speckle Park female, Johner Stock Farm, bred by Gary and Nancy Kiziak
  • grand champion Speckle Park bull, Max Graham of Par Ranch
  • grand champion Shorthorn female, Goldenview
  • grand champion Shorthorn bull, Carrie Braun of Matlock Farms
  • grand champion Limousin female, Payne Livestock, bred by Timothy C. Matthews
  • grand champion Limousin bull, Boss Lake Genetics
  • grand champion Charolais female and bull, Springside Farms
  • grand champion Maine-Anjou female and bull, Gary Graham of Manitou Maine-Anjou

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