Red Angus winner comes from long line of longevity genes

Brynne Yoder of Cinder Angus hangs out with her winning grand champion female at Farmfair.  |  Jeremy Simes photo

EDMONTON — The public face of Cinder Angus is changing from one generation to the next.

With eight head at Farmfair International, 16-year-old Brynne Yoder led out the grand champion Red Angus female with Red Cinder Freyja 29E.

A home-raised cow registered in Yoder’s name, it is owned with Brian and Sherrie McKenzie of Brylor Ranch at Pincher Creek, Alta.

“She is out of an 18-year-old dam,” Brynne said.

Nicknamed Tude, her daughters have the same longevity.

“She produces some of our most elite females. She has got a beautiful disposition and she raises some of our best calves every year,” Yoder said.

Freyja 29E made it to the Supreme at Farmfair for the second year in a row, and Yoder entered her at Summer Synergy in Olds, Alta., where she was grand champion Red Angus. This female has also been recognized at Canadian Western Agribition and the First Lady Classic.

“She has been one heck of a marketing strategy for us,” she said.

Well spoken and friendly, Yoder admits her favourite part of the business is showing cattle over the other skills she has learned such as marketing and judging.

“I love to show more,” she said.

“I would rather not stand and talk in front of a bunch of people. I like the quiet. There is more of an adrenalin rush to show cattle.”

She has made time to play competitive fastball, but working on the farm with her parents, Brad and Nicoll, is her first love. To make time for farm work, she and her sister, Tavianne, are home schooled. Her goal is to attend a post-secondary school on a livestock judging scholarship in the United States.

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