Family scores double win at Farmfair

The Paynes won the supreme championship with their Limousin female and the futurity show with an Angus bull 

EDMONTON — The Payne family is setting a quick pace for itself by winning a supreme championship for the second year at Farmfair International.

“We have set two records because a Limousin female never won before; it is awesome,” said Jackie Payne, wiping away tears of joy.

Named Greenwood Pld Ally 702A, the female came from Greenwood Limousin and Angus owned by Scott and Jackie Payne of Lloydminster, Sask. It was also Limousin champion at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup.

The family also won champion bull with Greenwood Fury JJP 55F at the Farmfair futurity show, Legends of the Fall. An Angus bull, it will sell at Canadian Western Agribition in the Power and Perfection Sale.

Jayden Payne said the double win has elevated the reputation not only for the farm at Lloydminster but raised the profile of the Limousin breed as well.

Farmfair International offers the supreme champion winners a Dodge Ram truck and bragging rights for winning against other breeds from Alberta fall shows.

The supreme bull came from Miller Wilson Angus of Bashaw.

Named DMM International 54D, this smooth-walking Black Angus was also champion at the Lloydminster show held the first weekend of November.

Lee and Dawn Wilson have experienced this big win before and enjoy it every time.

With three adult children and five grandchildren under the age of two, a new truck comes in handy, said Dawn Wilson.

The Wilsons have judged cattle on an international scale and know the competition is tough.

“There are so many good ones in every breed, you are really fortunate to win,” she said.

“The quality was extremely high this year. People brought their best to town. You just don’t see cattle that are average here. You used to see that many, many years ago and you don’t see that anymore. Anybody could win,” she said.

The bull is owned in partnership with Glen Gable of Saskatchewan, who was unable to attend the Edmonton show following a serious illness. He watched the show online from his hospital bed, where he expressed his gratitude to his Wilson partners by phone.

Twenty-one females and 16 bulls were presented.

The top five bulls were:

  • Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, and Glen Gable, Saskatchewan, Angus
  • KAY-R Charolais, Waskatenau, Alta.
  • Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, Alta., Angus
  • Shiloh Cattle Co, Craigmyle, Alta., Red Angus
  • MJT Cattle Co., Edgerton, Alta., Hereford

The top five females with calves at side were:

  • Merit Cattle Co., Angus pair
  • Greenwood Limousin and Angus, Lloydminster, Limousin
  • Wheatland Cattle Co. and Michelson Land and Cattle, Bienfait, Sask., Simmental
  • Madison Sibbald of Compass Ranch, Angus
  • Thomas Wildman and Towaw Cattle Co., Angus

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