Limousin grabs supreme champ title

The Payne family of Greenwood Limousin and Angus celebrate the supreme win for their Limousin bull at Farmfair International in Edmonton.  |  Jeremy Simes photo

Greenwood Electric Impact ET, a two-year-old bull from Lloydminster, Sask., earned the honour at Farmfair

EDMONTON — The final day of Farmfair International is full of bonhomie and trepidation for the grand champion winners of the beef shows.

Fifteen bulls and 18 females from the three major Alberta purebred shows competed against one another Nov. 9 for the title of supreme champion and the chance to win a brand new Dodge Ram truck.

This year, Greenwood Limousin won with a two-year-old bull named Greenwood Electric Impact ET. Owned by Scott and Jackie Payne of Lloydminster, Sask., the bull was a son of their 2017 supreme winner named Canadian Impact. The bull was also a grand champion at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup show earlier this fall and will be making his final appearance at Canadian Western Agribition Nov. 25-30.

The family won supreme female last year at Farmfair.

Winning such accolades is a life changing experience, said Jayden Payne.

“From a marketing standpoint it has been awesome,” he said.

“It brings a lot of attention to the whole Limo barn and everyone is starting to realize we are competitive.”

International attention is also piqued.

“We have people from all over the world come by the stall, and there are international people in the ring who are Limousin breeders from South Africa and Australia,” he said.

Canadian Limousins are a different style, but international guests see the merits of the northern types.

They will have sons from this bull at their spring sale, and a half interest in Electric Impact is on offer at the Agribition Limousin sale.

Justin Morrison, owner of Brooking Angus at Radville, Sask,. is a relative newcomer but has been involved with the purebred industry most of his life.

He showed the supreme female, a home-raised Angus cow named Brooking Countess 7077. The cow was sold to Dusty Rose Cattle Co. earlier and is managed by Morrison at his Radville ranch.

In addition, winners of the champions of the world competition were announced at Farmfair. The Angus bull champion of the world was DMM International 54D, owned by Miller Wilson Angus of Bashaw, Alta., and Glen Gable of Saskatchewan. The bull was supreme winner at Farmfair and Agribition in 2018 and was later named supreme champion of the world in a competition of 16 breeds from around the world.

The Farmfair supreme judges select the top five cattle in the final round of competition.

The top five bulls were from:

  • Brooking Angus, Justin Morrison, Radville, Sask. (Angus)
  • Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Grant Hirsche, Del Bonita, Alta. (Hereford)
  • Greenwood Limousin and Angus, Scott and Jackie Payne, Lloydminster, Sask. (Limousin)
  • JT Livestock, John Dolliver, Stettler, Alta. (Simmental)
  • Miller Wilson Angus, Lee and Dawn Wilson, Bashaw, Alta. (Angus)

The top five females were:

  • Brooking Angus (Angus)
  • New Trend Cattle Co., Tim, Derri and Jacey Massey, Strathmore, Alta. (Simmental)
  • Merit Cattle Co., Trent and Janelle Liebreich, Radville, Sask. (Angus)
  • Six Mile Red Angus, Clayton and Corrine Gibson, Fir Mountain, Sask. (Red Angus)
  • Ter-Ron Farms, Rob Adams, Forestburg, Alta. (Red Angus)

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