Identify Chosen For First Ever Canadian Junior Limousin Association Heifer
Wayne Hughes receives an award for 50 years of consecutive membership within the Canadian Angus Association from senior director of business improvement BC/AB Brian Good.
Two B.C. households have been honoured for 50 consecutive years of membership in the Canadian Angus Association. Congratulations go out to the Hughes family of Tafika Angus and John Urquhart of Bramblebrook Ventures.
Wayne, Gillian and Bryce Hughes personal and operate Tafika Angus. Wayne and Gillian, in partnership with their son Bryce and his spouse Jody, play integral roles within the day-to-day operations of the farm. Positioned close to Lumby, B.C.at the sting of the Monashee Mountains, Tafika Angus is house to roughly 250 purebred Black Angus females. The herd has been closely influenced by an extensive A.I. program. The Hugheses will host the 18th annual Angus Advantage Bull Sale on the B.C. Livestock Co-op Yards in March.
B.C. Angus Affiliation director and previous president Lance Savage presents John Urquhart with an award for 50 years of consecutive membership within the Canadian Angus Affiliation.
John Urquhart purchased his first 30 feminine Black Angus cattle from Alex Turner of Turner Meadows on Vancouver Island. In 1972, Pink Angus were added. The final of the red cattle had been bought in August leaving Urquhart with a small herd of Black Angus cows to look after. Urquhart was active within the B.C. Angus Association for 12 years as a director and likewise served as vice-president. He is the present president of the Fraser Valley Angus Club. He was a member of the RCMP for 23 years. Following his retirement from the power he was the coroner in Chilliwack for 14 years. Urquhart and his wife Betty, who died in 1995, have been host to many Angus events throughout the Fraser valley. For many years a Chilliwack Honest did not occur without a brunch on the Urquharts. In the present day with his wife Barbara, Urquhart remains to be a terrific host. and Raina Syrnyk of Syrnyk Farms, about their experiences on the World Angus Discussion board in Scotland this previous June.
One hundred Canadians joined breeders from 32 completely different international locations on the discussion board, the biggest delegation subsequent to Australia. This was the first time in 45 years that Scotland has hosted the World Angus Forum. As part of the program delegates toured Angus herds in England, Scotland and Eire, and cattle reveals in all three nations. The biggest was the Royal Highland Show and it was a sight to see. It’s a massive show with agriculture taking centre stage. Agriculture is very important in the U.K. and agriculture shows entice much bigger audiences from the general public than we see in Canada. Good, Liebreich and Syrnyk additionally liked the popular Royal Highland grand parade the place all the cattle and sheep breeds are marched out in entrance of the spectators. They especially favored having the ability to see among the smaller rarer breeds that didn’t have a breed present however still wanted the publicity.
Youth staff on the World Angus Forum (l to r): Brett Wildman (Alta.), Kelsey Ribey (Ont.), Wade Olynyk (Sask.), Michaela Chalmers (Ont.), Travis Hunter (Alta.), Maguire Blair (Sask.), Raina Syrnyk (Man.), Katie Wright (Sask.), Bailey Dietrich (Alta.), Cole Dodgson (Alta.), Meghan McGillivray (B.C.), Kelly Sommerville (Ont.), Macy Liebreich (Sask.), Brian Good (Alta.).
The Royal Highland show was an eye fixed opener to both Liebreich and Syrnyk who saw plenty of saddle cleaning soap nonetheless being used to fit cattle for the show. There have been a variety of variations by way of the merchandise and clipping types used in Canada. Three junior teams of 4 represented Canada. They stayed in dorms where they got to know the juniors from the other international locations and learn about how they did things of their operations. All of the juniors introduced some new ideas house with them and a brand new appreciation about maintaining an open thoughts to new concepts and other ways of taking care of cattle.
Though they have been all on completely different groups, friendships have been formed throughout the Canadian workforce and with all the opposite juniors. Of course, there was some rivalry and plenty of lively dialogue, particularly between the U.Okay. and New Zealand groups. One scorching matter focused on methods to get more youth applications established. There is no such thing as a junior program within the U.Ok.partly because of the space between Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England while Australia and New Zealand associations are turning to junior applications to get extra youth involved in agriculture. The Portugal contingent reached out to Liebreich and Canadian Angus delegates for ideas of how to ascertain their very own junior program utilizing the Canadian program as a benchmark. All three agreed that what units all Canadian junior applications apart is the amount that our livestock trade invests in its youth, and the worth they place on their contribution to the breed. They began by manoeuvring JCB tools around a course, driving a quad round an impediment course while towing a trailer, and backing it up. Then they’d to construct a stone wall, catch heifers and put them in front of their respective pedigrees, determine flags from representative nations and put a reputation to outdated veterinary gear Constructing a stone fence was a little bit of an ice breaker for the juniors. Their instructor had been doing it his entire life. All people discovered a new-discovered respect for the people who built all the stone partitions they saw within the U.K. On the previous World Angus Discussion board in New Zealand 4 years ago they discovered how to place up a new Zealand wire fence. That expertise wasn’t much help this time round.
They went to 34 herds on their tour, typically seeing two to 3 a day. Willie Robertson of Nightingale Farm in England had bought cattle from Brian Good’s dad in 1974 and nonetheless had descendants from those cattle in the herd. One farm they stopped at had clipped every animal in their 200-head herd. A part of the tour included a couple of stone island mussola sale auction marts and what was noticeable was how clear they have been. Because of well being rules the auction marts have been made from steel and concrete. They’d sell 5,000 sheep one day, take a day to wash down after which roll over into 3,400 beef the next day. Between species and day by day, the entire facility is washed down ready for the next sale.
Scottish cattle are usually bigger than Canadian cattle nevertheless it looks just like the cattle are changing in the U.Ok. to get away from the bigger sizes and trying to compete with the continental breeds.
In the future they’d to guage dwell steers and guess their weight. The subsequent day they went to the ScotBeef plant and saw how the cattle have been graded. The U.K. makes use of a 1-5 scale on fats and E.U.R.O.P. on conformation and muscle form. For example, a standard Limousin steer could be an E for muscle shape and as you progressed by the letters the muscle turns into much less pronounced. Carcasses weren’t cut at the twelfth and 13th rib to evaluate the ribeye.
Marbling was not an element as they market beef in another way within the type of stew meat and other smaller cuts. After they have been shown the correct approach, juniors tried their hand at reducing up different cuts of meat and wrapping them. As they begin to put a grading system in place and transfer away from straight pounds and what they’re using now, Good expects the U.Ok. will look to Canada for it experience and genetics. Optimistically, that will happen within three to 5 years.
One takeaway message for Good was how a lot international cattlemen rely on exhibits corresponding to Canadian Western Agribition, the Toronto Royal and Farmfair Worldwide to see and purchase the most recent in Canadian beef genetics. We’d like more, not fewer, exhibits in Canada to advertise our genetic advantage to the world.
Macy Liebreich and Raina Syrnyk, talking on behalf of all of the juniors involved in World Angus Forum 2017, agree it was the journey of a lifetime and both said it wouldn’t have been potential without the support of the Angus foundation’s board and the efforts of Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus Affiliation co-ordinator and Canadian Angus Foundation govt director. Liebreich is at present enrolled in the commerce program on the College of British Columbia and Syrnyk is taking finance and accounting at the University of Manitoba. Both plan to keep constructing their herds and go on the chance to pay it ahead for upcoming youth. The phrases of Macy Liebreich say it all, “I anticipated fantastic and bought so significantly better, greater than you may ever think about!