August 2013 Herd Reference Edition

Take Notice...

The Spring 2015 Sire Summary is now online Click Here to View.

Managing Information for Profit in your Cow Herd Seminar
The workshops will train cow/calf producers and students to manage and analyze herd information to make informed business decisions in order to increase profitability in their cow herds. It will also provide training on current and future genetic tools that can improve profitability further.

-February 10, 2015 High Prairie - Days Inn and Suites 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
-February 11, 2015 Vermilion - Lakeland College 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
-February 12, 2015 Olds - Olds College 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
-February 13, 2015 Lethbridge - Lethbridge College 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $25/person, $12.50/student,
includes lunch for those who pre-register.
Space is limited so please register by February 6th.
To register call the Ag-Info Centre at 1-800-387-6030. Click Here for more details

The Ranching Opportunities Seminar will be held on February 26th, at Olds College. Entitled "Building to the future", this years Ranching Opportunities Seminar will give cattleman the opportunity to discover new ways to manage livestock, explore options for marketing their product and learn about the challenges and achievements of successful ranchers.
This years seminar and demonstrations will included watering systems, measuring and breeding for feed efficiency, a look into the science behind and commercial use of Genomic technologies as well as a look into winter grazing systems.
For more information and to register Click Here

It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of Wendy Belcher, General Manager of the Canadian Gelbvieh Association on January 10, 2015 at the age of 55. In the words on Michael Latimer, Executive Director of CBBC, "Wendy’s positive outlook and friendship will be greatly missed from the CBBC board table. She was a terrific ambassador for the Gelbvieh breed and the Canadian purebred cattle industry. Wendy served as the General Manager for the Canadian Gelbvieh Association for nearly 30 years and has been a board member of the CBBC since its inception in 1994."

Wendy will be truly missed for her leadership in the industry and for her bubbly personality, which always kept us smiling here at the office. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

The celebration of life will be held at Fosters Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street NW in Calgary on January 16 at 2:00pm as well as in Brandon Manitoba at the Trinity United on January 20th. More information and expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the following link: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/obituary.Wendy-Belcher

Spring 2015 EPDs are now available! Click Here for tools, averages and trends


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Canada Beef 2015 Sire Summary is now online.

Spring 2015 EPDs are now online, averages, tools and trends can be found here

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

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