August 2013 Herd Reference Edition

Take Notice...

Room Reservations for the Denver Stock Show 2015
Please contact Janice at the Hereford Office to reserve a room for the 2015 Denver Stock Show by DECEMBER 15. Rooms are booked at the Rennaisance Hotel from January 14-18.

Herefords Win Supreme Overall Breeds
More Winners from Across Canada
Congratulations to:

Manitoba Livestock Expo

ANL A XLP Action ET 75Z
Exhibitor: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK
Owned with: ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, SK

36th Annual Stockade Roundup
MJT Cattle Company Ltd, Edgerton, AB

Interior Provincial Exhibition

CB 122L Lady B 222Z

Exhibitor: Caylynne Brown, Princeton, BC
Owned with: Shar-Lo Farms, Public Landing, NB

Hereford Wins Supreme at the 2014 Royal Winter Fair
Congratulations to Lyons Polled Herefords, ST. Thomas, ON, Dalmuir Farms, Lindsay, ON and NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, WY for winning Supreme Champion Bull, sponsored by Masterfeeds, on Saturday, November 8th, at The Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario with:

NJW 73S W18 Downhome 21ZET

Downhome was the Grand Champion Hereford Bull at this year's Eastern National Hereford Show.
On behalf of the entire Canadian Hereford membership, we would like to congratulate Lyons Polled Herefords, Dalmuir Farms and NJW Polled Herefords on this great achievement in the purebred cattle industry.
For full show results on the Eastern National Hereford Show at The Royal Winter Fair, please refer to the January issue of The Canadian Hereford Digest.

Download a printable copy here

Western Canadian Cow-Calf Productivity Survey
This survey was first conducted in Alberta in the late 1980s, with a second survey in 1998/99. It is now being expanded to western Canada through a combined effort involving representatives from the provincial producer associations, Provincial Agriculture specialists, the Beef Cattle Research Council, Canfax and the Western Beef Development Centre.
The survey asks questions about your operation and your management and marketing practices as they relate to your 2014 calf crop, starting with breeding in 2013 and ending with weaning of your 2014-born calves.
The results of this survey will be used in a number of ways:
• Offer historical comparison with previous study findings to determine how the industry has changed given that the last time this survey was conducted was 16 years ago;
• Guide extension and research efforts;
• Validate anecdotal evidence on production matters;
• Identify which management practices are linked to strong production performance;
• Generate an updated set of production benchmarks for the cow-calf industry.

The survey is 58 questions in length and is estimated to take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. The deadline for participation is February 28, 2015.

Participants have the option to provide contact information to receive a complimentary report of their production benchmarks in comparison with regional, provincial and/or herdsize benchmarks, or to remain anonymous. Aggregated anonymous survey results will be shared beginning in the spring of 2015.

The survey can be completed online here:
A pdf may be downloaded from that link as well.

Hard copies are also available from the ABP office or the provincial contacts listed on the survey.
For More information visit:
or read the WCCCS: Determining Productivity and its Link to Profitability article.

Advancing Women Conference 2015 Dates announced
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join other industry stakeholders to take a leadership position and be recognized as a champion for women in agriculture.
Advancing Women Conference WEST:
April 6 & 7, 2015, Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta
Advancing Women Conference EAST:
October 5 & 6, 2015, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario
In April 2014, some 400 women from 6 provinces and 5 US states,representing over 150 organizations attended the first AWC in Calgary.
Click here for the full news release.
Click here for the conference Agenda.

See the Take Notice Archive here.

Digest Forward Archive

Canada Beef 2014 Sire Summary is now online.

Fall 2014 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

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

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