Highlights from the 36th Annual CJHA Bonanza and from the CHA Annual General Meeting
The 36th Annual Canadian Junior Hereford Association Bonanza was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, July 28th to August 1st, at the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds. Organizers of Bonanza 2015 included Victor and Nova Dawn Oulton, Dale and Lisa Black and several CHA and CJHA members and volunteers. The organizers put together a fantastic show with its own Maritime flair, including a traditional lobster supper, courtesy of AXA Polled Herefords.
The theme - “Living the Hereford Dream” - captures the experience of attending Bonanza as a junior, making lasting memories and creating opportunities for juniors to establish their own Hereford dreams. This year’s Bonanza featured 110 head of cattle and 86 juniors who demonstrated that the future of the breed is in capable hands.
We look forward to Bonanza 2016, which will be held in Olds, Alberta August 9th to 13th, 2016 at the Olds Exhibition Grounds.
The CJHA held their executive elections and we welcome Cassandra Gorril, from ON, who was elected 2015/2016 President, Wyatt Olton from NS, Vice President, re-elected Samatha Rimke from MB, Secretary, and Allison Mastine of PQ, Communications Coordinator.
We extend thank you and appreciation for their time and dedication to the CJHA 2014/2015 outgoing executive council Larrisa Lupul of Alberta, President, Allison Mastine of PQ, Vice President and Heather Fisher-LeBlanc of BC.
In conjunction with Bonanza, the Canadian Hereford Association hosted its Annual Meeting on Friday, July 31. The CHA Board of Directors held elections for the executive and Re-Elected Daryl Kirton as President from Abbotsford, BC and Re-Elected Doug Mann as Vice President from Swift Current, SK. Starting January 1, 2016, Nels Nixdorff, Airdrie, AB, will hold the position of Chairman of the Pedigree Committee when Andy Schuepbach of Claresholm, AB will step down from the CHA Board of Directors.
The CHA board also welcomes, Leon Silk of Grafton, ON who replaces the late Burt Grundy, Blaine Brost of Irvine, AB who replaced Doug Finseth of Okotoks, AB and Phillip Thorne of Glenvale, NB who replaces Andy Carter of Amherst, NS. Thank you to Doug and Andy for your time and dedication to the CHA board and membership.
KGF Heifer Fundraising Auction Results and Thank You
The Keith Gilmore Foundation (KGF) held a very successful fundraiser auction during the banquet at the closing ceremonies of the 2015 CJHA Bonanza. On auction was a heifer calf, OLTN 90X COVER GIRL 8C, donated by Victor and Novadawn Oulton of Outon’s Farm, Nova Scotia and two lots of embryo’s, REMITALL NADINE 3S x NJW FHF 9710 TANK 45P, donated by Allan Marshall, AXA Farms of New Brunswick. The heifer calf brought in $5,000 and sold to Jeff and Debbie Paul of British Columbia. The embryo lots both sold for $900 to NCX Polled Herefords of Alberta and Peter Bekker of Nova Scotia. Money raised will support the Hereford Youth Fund which any current or past member of CJHA or student having a connection to the Hereford breed demonstrated through a letter of recommendation from an active member of the Canadian Hereford Association, and be registered for ongoing studies in an undergraduate program at a college or university (entering into the second, third or fourth year at the time of receiving the award) in any program leading to a career in the livestock industry. Thank you to all participated, your support is greatly appreciated.
2016 Western National Hereford Show to be held at the Manitoba Livestock Expo
The request by the Manitoba Hereford Association to host the 2016 Western National Hereford Show at the Manitoba Livestock Expo in October was accepted by the CHA Board of Directors at their board meetings held during the CHA convention.
The Alberta Hereford Association will host the 2015 Western National Hereford Show at Farmfair International in November and the Western National will return to Farmfair in 2017.
Bonanza 2015 Results are online
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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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