Purebred cattle shows and sales began in earnest yesterday at Canadian Western Agribition.
Topping the Simmental show’s female classes was Mader/Rust/CD Centerfold 52C, exhibited by Mader Ranches of Carstairs, Alta. and additional owners CanadianDonors.com and Rust Mountain View Ranch.
The reserve champion was Wheatland Lady 447B from Wheatland Cattle Co. at Bienfait, Sask.
The grand champion bull was KOP Spartan 113A, exhibited by High County Cattle Services at Breton, Alta., Rob and Deanne Young and Ron and Shelley Reich.
Wheatland again showed the reserve, Wheatland Bull 435B.
In the sale, the grand champion female, a black polled heifer calf, sold for $15,000. The high seller was a bull calf, Rockstar Capone 5C, consigned by Dakota Townsend of Sylvan Lake, Alta. It sold for $25,000 to Fallen Timber Farms of Groundbirch, B.C.
A total of 30 lots sold for $285,550.
In the Speckle Park show ring, Ravenworth Western Jewel 116B from Colgan’s Cattle Co. of Lashburn, Sask., was the grand champion female. The reserve was Jencrest Yavonna 6Y from Johner Stock Farm at Maidstone, Sask.
Johner, along with HS Land and Cattle Co. showed the grand champion bull, HS Untapped 3A. The reserve was Notta 60W Chief of Staff 1C, shown by Jason Goodfellow of Neilburg, Sask. and Rick Goulet.
Twenty-seven lots sold for $143,229 in the sale. The high seller was Second Chance Belle 7B, a bred heifer consigned by Second Chance Speckle Parks of Fairlight, Sask., which sold for $20,000.
Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, Sask., took both grand champion banners in the Gelbvieh show.
DVE Davidson Longhaul 77B won the bull title, and DVE Davidson George 90C won the female championship.
The reserve bull winner was FLAD Fladeland Boogyman 28A ET from Fladeland Livestock at Gladmar, Sask. The reserve female was GAB Birch’s Gayle 127C from Twin Bridge Farms of Lomond, Alta.
The Angus Masterpiece Sale saw 35 lots sell for a total $287,125.
Two heifer calves, one from Richard Latimer of Olds, Alta., and the other from Rob and Gail Hamilton of Cochrane, Alta., each sold for $18,500 to top that sale.
The high selling bred cow went for $18,000 to a buyer from Dallas, Texas, and a heifer calf sold to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Four sales are underway today: Gelbvieh, Shorthorn, Charolais and Hereford.
Black and Red Angus, Limousin and sheep shows are also scheduled.