August 2013 Herd Reference Edition

Take Notice...

Monday, June 1st is the deadline for submitting weights to be included in the Fall 2015 PACE EPD run. Please have your yearling, birth and any other missed performance data into the office by this date. All yearlings must be identified in groups when reporting weights. (Animals under the same management system use the same group #) . Genetic evaluations rely on accurate well defined management groups. Please also pay special attention to your Compliance Reports to be included in the All-Star program!

The Canadian Hereford Association is pleased to announce that Karen Schiml has joined the CHA staff as the new Programs and Media Coordinator.
Karen was raised on a straight bred Hereford commercial cattle ranch in Southern Saskatchewan where she was a member of both the CJHA and 4H beef club. She received her B.S.A. in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan.
She spent the last several years in the feed industry in a variety of positions, most recently in a regulatory and nutrition role for a small premix manufacturer. With a strong technical background, she collaborated with industry experts to provide nutrition and management solutions to producers.
As Programs and Media Coordinator for the Canadian Hereford Association, Karen is excited to meet and work with CHA members. She will be supporting the HBI and Show Committees, working with research projects and assisting with design for the Digest. Welcome Karen!

Bonanza 2015 Registrations forms Online!
Click Here to Download. Rules and Regulations can be found here.
There are a variety of sponsorhip opportunities available - options are listed here.

New Article from the Canadian Cattlemen
Ryegrass Works for Winter Grazing Cows
The only drawback is some extra birth weight on the calves
by Heather Smith Thomas - Featured in the April 2015 Special Forage Issue.
"Andy Schuepbach, a registered Hereford breeder in southern Alberta, uses two varieties of ryegrass to provide fall and winter feed for his cattle. The high protein content of these grasses eliminates the need for any other protein source..." Continue Reading

New Job Opportunities with the Canadian Hereford Association:
Youth Programs and Foundation Manager Purpose of Position: To manage and play a leadership role with the activities of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) and Bonanza. Organize and implement fundraising and scholarships distribution for the Keith Gilmore Foundation.
Scope of the Position: Responsible for managing and implementing programs under the CJHA and KGF. This is a part-time position that does not require the manager to be located in the Canadian Hereford Association's Calgary office.
Visit for more details.

2015 UCVM Beef Cattle Conference
Pushing the Frontiers of Beef Cattle Health
June 17: Pre-conference workshops
University of Calgary Spyhill Campus
June 18-19: Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, AB
Themes for this year: Prudent drug use; applied animal welfare; and hot topics in cattle health.
For details and registration, visit: or contact us at: 403-210-7309 /
Click Here for Registration Package - Early registration Ends May 15

See the Take Notice Archive here.

Digest Forward Archive

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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