LLOYDMINSTER — Two families well known in the livestock show circuit earned top prizes when a Limousin bull and a Black Angus cow-calf pair were named Supreme Champions at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup.
The supreme bull title went to Scott and Jackie Payne of Greenwood Limousin and Angus in Lloydminster. The bull’s name is Greenwood Electric Impact ET.
Jackie said the Nov. 1 win at the Stockade felt extremely good. She and Scott were also the breeders of the supreme female, which went to the Adams family of Ter-Ron Farms.
“It’s almost like a dream came true today,” Jackie said. “I’m so proud and happy for the Adams girls. They are such good kids and they work really hard. I’m as proud of them as I am for us.”
The winning female is named Greenwood Vixon JJP 17E and her calf is Ter-Ron Vixon 62G.
Rob Adams of Ter-Ron Farms said the win is welcome.
“Winning always feels good,” he said, adding the Paynes are a great family to work with.
He said the winning female was bought about two years ago as a heifer calf. Her calf was shown with her in the competition.
“We’re really quite proud of her,” Adams said. “She turned into a nice female and she’s raising a good calf.”
Jackie said the winning bull is two years old. He was bred by Greenwood Canadian Impact, which won the supreme in 2017 at Edmonton’s Farmfair International show and Canadian Western Agribition in Regina.
She said they’ve shown him as a calf and as a yearling, adding he can walk well and has great structure.
“We’re always looking for bulls that can really move,” she said. “He’s got extremely amazing muscle. He’s a pretty nice total package.”
Riley Lafrentz of Estevan, Sask., and Colton Hamilton of Innisfail, Alta., judged the animals during the competition.
Lafrentz said the winning female was a beautiful cow with a good udder. They considered her competitive in the show ring but also one that would perform well on the farm.
“She’s the type of cow that would work for a long time and do good things,” Lafrentz said. “The heifer calf she had, we liked her a lot; she had lots of the characteristics that the mom had.”
On the bull side, he said it had masculine and powerful characteristics.
He said there was good quality in both the bulls and females from all the exhibitors.
“The top four you can really flip-flop around in personal preference,” Lafrentz said.
During the competition, he said there was so much quality in the ring that everyone should be proud of their work.
He said all the cattle in the supreme show, especially the top four, will be highly competitive throughout the show circuit, which ends with Agribition in Regina later this month.
“Lots of the breeders have done it for a lifetime, so they’re dedicated to breeding them that good,” he said. “It’s not a surprise the cattle are as good as they are.”
Other winners at the Stockade Roundup include:
- Grand champion Red Angus female: Kasey Adams of Ter-Ron Farms;
- Grand champion Red Angus bull: Eric Fettes of DFK Angus;
- Grand champion Black Angus female: Ter-Ron Farms;
- Grand champion Black Angus bull: Miller Wilson Angus & Nelson Hirsche;
- Grand champion Simmental female: Black Gold Simmental;
- Grand champion Simmental bull: Willerton Simmentals;
- Grand champion Charolais female: Springside Farms and Sliding Hills Charolais;
- Grand champion Charolais bull: CSS Charolais;
- Grand champion Limousin female: Boss Lake Genetics;
- Grand champion Limousin bull: Scott and Jackie Payne of Greenwood Limousin and Angus;
- Grand champion Shorthorn female: Ray and Anna Rintoul of Long Lake Shorthorn;
- Grand champion Shorthorn bull: Bar 33 Ranch;
- Grand champion Speckle Park female: Greenwood;
- Grand champion Speckle Park bull: Garry and Donna Berting;
- Grand champion Polled Hereford female: Kamrie Kaufmann;
- Grand champion Polled Hereford bull: Gabrielle Cheremshynski;
- Grand champion Horned Hereford female: Lock Farms;
- Grand champion Horned Hereford bull: Brandy Moncrieff.