August 2013 Herd Reference Edition

Take Notice...

Big on Beef Volunteer Opportunity June 7th in Calgary Alberta
PRODUCERS and INDUSTRY PARTNERS needed on June 7th at all three Save on Food locations in Calgary, AB. Six producer families will be on site to educate consumers about the beef industry, production practices, animal care, food safety, and what daily life is like for a cattle producer. If you are interested in participating please contact Jennifer Brunette at (403) 250-2509 ext 203.

Delays at the official laboratory - Thursday, April 10, 2014
You may have encountered some delays with DNA test results from GenServe, the official lab of the Canadian Hereford Association. Here is a message from GenServe's President, Leigh Marquess, regarding the delay in providing test results:
"Dear valued customer, during GenServe's transition to its new environment, several pieces of new automation friendly lab equipment were purchased in order to increase throughput, and while our full intention was to have a smooth transition, with no capacity interruptions, GenServe has had several equipment failures during this integration period resulting in longer than anticipated turnaround times. GenServe is working hard to remove these issues, and has engaged more capacity at GenServe's old facility such that the turnaround time and any associated back log is being removed as quick as possible. GenServe appreciates the patience you have shown, and will continue to increase capacity over the coming days."

Growing Forward 2 (GF2)
is a five-year (2013-2018) policy framework for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector. GF2 is a $3 billion dollar investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments and the foundation for government agricultural programs and services.
GF2 programs will focus on innovation, competitiveness and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.
Click Here for more information and links to the Provincial programs

Applications now available for the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP)
Forms and more information can be found at

The CHA is planning to host a "question and answer" page on GE-EPDs.
Click here to submit your question. Your questions and answers will be posted soon.

Videos and a summary of the Olds College Residual Feed Intake Producer Day are now available online! Look for them on the Media page under the Home menu

Promote your operation on the Animal and Member Inquiries.
New opportunity to promote individual animals and your website on the Animal and Member Inquiry.
Option 1: Add a picture to your animal.
Option 2: Your logo will appear on any animal you own - and links to your website!
Or do both! See Examples and pricing HERE.

See the Take Notice Archive here.

Canada Beef 2014 Sire Summary is now online.

Spring 2014 EPDs are now online, averages, tools and trends can be found here

The lists of Confirmed Genetic Abnormality Carriers are now online, click here for more information and to view the lists

Most of the forms on our site are pdfs, click to download free

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