Red Angus adds to university fund

Aspiring veterinarian | Youngster pockets $3,000 for his cow-calf pair in the junior competition

REGINA — This year’s Canadian Western Agribition could be a red letter event for two Saskatchewan young people. Cousins Baxter Blair and Nolan Blair were named winners of the Canadian Junior Beef Extreme Nov. 29. Baxter won grand champion with a red Angus cow-calf pair and pocketed a cheque for $3,000. “It will go for […] Read more

Speckle Park gain interest

REGINA — Speckle Park breeders probably feel like they are finally getting some respect. The black and white breed, which was developed in Canada, was granted distinctive breed status in 2006, and its 50-year story is being shared across Canada and over the oceans to England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. “We had an end […] Read more

Simmental pioneers honoured

Hall of Fame | The Bates introduced the breed in 1971 and run Sunny Valley Simmentals, a 160-head operation

REGINA —Simmental cattle quickly gained a reputation for packing on pounds of beef when they were first imported from Europe. Among the early converts were Don and Bea Bates of Hanley, Sask., who joined the business in 1972. They started infusing their British cattle with the new genetics and went from weaning a 400 lb. […] Read more

Black Angus bull awes crowd, nets $62,000

Red heifer nets $26,000 | Auctioneer says the short supply of quality cattle may have pushed up prices to average $11,852 per head

REGINA — A Black Angus bull that wowed the crowds at Northlands Farmfair in Edmonton and Canadian Western Agribition sold for $62,000 at Agribition’s Power and Perfection Angus sale Nov. 28. The consignment event was the last in the lineup of sales showcased at Agribition each year. Remitall F Prospector 110Z was supreme bull at […] Read more

Farmfair champion takes another top prize

Black Angus bull | Agribition champion, owned by Remitall Farms, sold for $62,000

REGINA — A few hours before the big show, Richard Latimer was being circumspect about his bull’s chances at Canadian Western Agribition’s RBC Beef Supreme championship. No one knows what may happen when 36 bulls representing a wide range of breeds and type are displayed before a panel of five judges scoring each animal individually. […] Read more

Agribition – Canada’s biggest livestock show

Agribition is Canada’s largest cattle event. Regina, Sask., has been home to the event for more than 40 years. Eight national cattle breed shows take place, along with even more breed and all-breed events and sales. Over six days more than 150,000 people pass through the gates of Canada’s largest livestock show. About 800 international […] Read more

Animals benefit from professional pedicure session

REGINA — Ray Kneeland’s chosen profession was actually his second choice. “I wanted to be a cowboy. Growing up in rural Alberta in the ’50s, it wasn’t all that unusual. But I got married and I figured out that I needed to make a living, too. So I got into trimming hoofs.” Kneeland started trimming […] Read more

Sales skyrocket at auction

Ranch horses | Sixteen horses sell for $134,400 for an average $8,400

Auctioneer Brad Stenberg left the sale block from which he had just conducted the popular ranch horse sale at Canadian Western Agribition and said, “wow.” That’s what a lot of people were saying after the strong sale of 16 entries in Canada’s Premier Select Ranch Horse sale, along with 10 prospect horses. The 16 grossed […] Read more

Hay donations sought for East

The campaign to send hay to eastern Canadian farmers hit by drought and escalating feed prices continued last week at Canadian Western Agri-bition. Bert Bloemendal, the Ontario trucker who is co-ordinating logistics for HayEast 2012, attended the show, where volunteers sought donations of hay and cash. Bloemendal operates Bert’s Repair and Towing in Mount Brydges, […] Read more