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January 2016 Performance Edition

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Getting the genetics right The Doerksens of Gemstone Cattle Co.
By Richelle Wiseman
On 1,500 acres in eastern Alberta, Arno, Tim and Daniel Doerksen are hard at work getting ready for their Gemstone Cattle Company’s second annual bull and female sale in Brooks, Alta. in December. The sale will include purebred Hereford and Angus bulls as well as Hereford, Angus and Hereford-Angus-cross commercial heifers.

The Doerksen family has been farming and raising Hereford cattle on this farm for almost a century and while the present generation is now focused on the future of Gemstone Cattle Company, it owes a lot to its past....
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CHA Hiring for Director of Communications
Brad Dubeau was hired several years ago when the Hereford Association purchased the Canadian Hereford Digest (CHD). Over the years Brad, and the CHD team, have modernized the look and feel of the CHD without comprising its roots. Brad has played a leadership role in developing the Digest into the magazine that it is today. We would like to thank Brad for all the time and effort he has dedicated to developing this great publication and all of us at the CHA wish him the best of luck as he sets out to tackle new challenges with the Alberta Beef Producers in mid-December.

The CHA will be accepting resumes to fill the Director of Communications position.
Please click here for the Ag Careers job listing.
Detailed position profile can be requested from the CHA by emailing

2016 Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award
Congratulations Mary Elmhirst for winning the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award!
Since 1996, the FWIO have recognized the significant contributions made by women in agriculture at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair by presenting them with the prestigious Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award.

You're Invited to the 2017 "Hereford-Champion Of the World" Week.
January 27 - February 3, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
First Early Bird registration deadline is October 1, 2016.
For details on the cost, itinerary and registration deadlines click here.
Contact: for more information.

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Digest Forward Archive

Canada Beef Spring 2016 Sire Summary is now online and available here

Spring 2016 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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