Sunday, 19 October 2014

Great final show of the year

Lots of hours and hard work for this accomplishment.   From left Joanne, Julie,
Stephen, and Ernie Mutch  
Our last show of the season we made the 11 hour drive to Victoriaville, Quebec on Thanksgiving weekend to exhibit in the Expo Boeuf Angus show. We were very pleased and excited  that  Angus judge   Brent Stewart, Russell, Manitoba  made our bull calf Reserve Champion Bull and our 5 year old cow Grand Champion Female of the show. We also place 1st in Breeders Herd and exhibited 4th place overall in the heifer calf division. Thanks to the many cattlemen that stopped by our cattle for a chat and it was great that Julie qui pouvait parler en fran├žais. Thanks to Francis Boilard of Quebec who bought both bull calves.
No more shows for us until perhaps next summer-at least no steer shows.  After 47 years of breeding & exhibiting show steers at the Easter Beef show we have decided that this year was our last exhibiting there.  Best of luck to the Ian & Austin Drake  with the show steer they purchased from us.
Planning to attend the Cattle sale to be held in Nappan, Nova Scotia on October 25 where there will be a good selection of not only Angus cattle but Hereford, Shorthorn and Simmental on auction.  Sale starts at 12pm at the Bull Test Station for the purebred and commercial sale.
Grand champion Female JEM Classy Lady 22W sired by Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy and bull calf by Sitz Upward.  Calf weighed 1030lbs. 

Reserve Champion Bull   JEM Net Worth  sired by Net Worth out ouf JEM Classy Lady 5U.  .  He weighed 980 lbs.






Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sussex Show results

Last weekend was the New Brunswick Beef Expo held in Sussex with over 160 head of cattle of several breeds entered  from the Maritme provinces and Quebec.   We had a good day showing our Angus cattle with judge Don Currie from Ontario.     We had Grand and Reserve bulls  with our Upward and Net Worth  bull calves, Champion Heifer calf in the open show and also the NB Futurity judged by Dale Black,  1st place 2 year old pair and 1st place in the Cow calf class .  The cow and bull calf were Champion Female and also went on to 2nd place in the Supreme class. Congratulations to the Black family on their Supreme Female and to the Dixon family on winning Supreme Male with their great Hereford bull.   One more show for us to go this year as we will take a few head of Angus and couple of Simmentals to Victoriaville, Quebec in a couple of weeks. Also there will be several others  breeders from  the Maritmes making the trip too. Looking forward to it.

Champion Female and Champion Bull  JEM Classy Lady 22w and JEM Upward. 
 
Champion Heifer in Open Show and Futurity Top of the Hill Black Beauty , a Silveiras Style heifer  shown here with breeder David Siddall

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

OHW Angus Show

A large display of Angus cattle and lots of spectators from throughout the Maritimes at OHW  show in Charlottetown, PEI. These are some of the cattle we exhibited and the results.

JEM Pioneer 12A was Champion Bull . He is sired by Pioneer and out of Bismark dam.
We have bred some heifers  to him this year.  Also exhibited  Reserve Champion Bull
with  1st place Net Worth calf and had 2nd place Sitz Upward bull calf.
These bull calves are for sale.
Old Home Week Angus Gold Show Results
Judges: Scott & Paula Cornish, Indian River, Ontario.

Bull, Calf, born on or after January 1, 2014:
1.  JEM Net Worth 49B - Ernie & Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI
2.  JEM Upward 45B - Ernie & Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI
3.  MKHF Leapz 145B - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI
4.  Bannockburn Valley Identity 9B - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
5.  Wheatley River O'Reilly 14B - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
6.  Bannockburn Valley Kodiak 18B - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
 
Bull, Yearling, born January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013:
1.  JEM Pioneer 12A - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI
 
Grand Champion Bull:  JEM Pioneer 12A, Julie Mutch
 Reserve Grand Champion Bull:  JEM Net Worth 49B, Ernie & Joanne Mutch
 
Female, Calf, born on or after January 1, 2014 (first split):
1.  Wheatley River Bailey 2B - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
2.  Wheatley River Bella Trix 1B - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
3.  Dusty Breese Bling 3B - Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB
4.  JEM Classy Lady 47B - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI
5.  Red Wheatley River Blisse 5B - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
6.  JEM Classy Lady 2B - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI
7.  JEM Classy Lady 1B - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI
 
Female, Calf, born on or after January 1, 2014 (second split):
1.  MKHF 1Y Mistress 144B - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI
2.  Wheatley River Bella 12B - Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI
3.  HMF Lori 3B - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
4.  HMF Lori 4B - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
5.  HMF Pride 1B - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
6.  MKHF 117W Mistress 149B - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI
 
Female, Yearling, born January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013 (first split):
1.  Locust Grove Blackbird 4A - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI
2.  Wheatley River Ariel 2A - Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI
3.  Model Farm F A Pride 2A - Grant & Donnie McCaffrey, RR #3 Hunter River, PEI
4.  Bannockburn Valley Rose 11A - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
5.  JEM Phyllis 20A - Ernie & Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI
6.  Wilgor 203U Pride Lady 3A - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI
7.  Wheatley River Adele 11A - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
8.  Cable Head Queen 8A - Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB
   
 Female, Yearling, born January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013 (second split):
1.  Bannockburn Valley Rose 47A - Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB
2.  Bannockburn Valley Esk 27A - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
3.  HMF Primrose 7A - MacQuarrie Bros., Clyde River, PEI
4.  Red Bannockburn Valley 35A - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
5.  HMF Diamond Blackbird 5A - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
6.  HMF Colosette 16A - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
7.  Dusty Breeze Ariat 5A - Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB
8.  Wheatley River Erelite 24A - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
 
Junior Champion Female:  Locust Grove Blackbird 4A, MacKinnon Homestead
Reserve Junior Champion Female:  Bannnockburn Valley Rose 47A, Boyd Dixon Family
JEM Classy Lady 14Z 3rd place 2 year old class -Cow sired by Bismark and calf by SAV Potential.

 
Female, born January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, with 2014 calf at foot:
1.  HMF Lori 11Z - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
2.  Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
3.  JEM Classy Lady 14Z - Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI
4.  HMF Pride 4Z - James Worth, Cornwall, PEI
5.  Bannockburn Valley Trill 9Z - Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI
6.  Red Wheatley River Omeron 14Z - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
 
Reserve Senior Champion  JEM Classy Lady 22w and JEM Upward 45B- This 5 year old cow is sired by Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy.  This is her first show ever as we broke her this summer -great disposition and beautiful uddered cow.  Her calf is sired by Sitz Upwards and was 2nd in bull calf class.

Female, born prior to January 1, 2012, with 2014 calf at foot:
1.  Wheatley River Effie 14P - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI
2.  JEM Classy Lady 22W - Ernie & Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI
3.  JEM Classy Lady 8X - Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB
 
Senior Champion Female:  Wheatley River Effie 14P, Glen & Ronnie Ford
 Reserve Senior Champion Female:  JEM Classy Lady 22W, Ernie & Joanne Mutch
 
Grand Champion Female:  Locust Grove Blackbird 4A, MacKinnon Homestead
 Reserve Grand Champion Female:  Wheatley River Effie 14P, Glen & Ronnie Ford
 
Its a family event at cattle shows for us. From left Joanne, Ernie, Julie, Meredith, Jennie, & Stephen.  Julie had first place Breeders Herd and won Premier Breeder this year.  It was also 3 month old Meredith's first cattle show event.  Stephen and Jennie  won Supreme Champion Female of the show with their Simmental pair and bred the Supreme Champion Simmental Bull 
 
Breeder's Herd:
1.  Julie Mutch
2.  Boyd Dixon Family
3.  Glen & Ronnie Ford
Premier Breeder:  Julie Mutch
 
Premier Exhibitor:  Glen & Ronnie Ford

2014 Ivomec Angus Classic Results

2014 Ivomec Angus Classic Recognition
Thank you to Merial Canada Inc. and Maritime Representative David Myers, and the Maritime Angus Association for their continued support of the Futurity.  
Appreciation is expressed to the judges – Tim Dixon, Myron MacQuarrie and Trevor Welch
Bull Calf
  1. MKHF Leapz 145B – MacKinnon Homestead
  2. Wheatley River O’Reilly  14B – Wheatley River Farm
* the final placing for this class will be determined when the ZOETIS 50K ratings become available and are combined with the onformation results

JEM Classy Lady 47B  1st place Futurity winner sired by SAV Potential

Heifer  Calf
  1. JEM Classy Lady 47B – Julie Mutch
  2. Wheatley River Bailey 2B - Wheatley River Farm
  3. Wheatley River Bella Trix 1B - Wheatley River Farm
  4. MKHF 1Y Mistress 144B - MacKinnon Homestead
  5. Dusty Breeze Bling 3B  – Dusty Breeze Farm
  6. MKHF 117W Mistress 149B - MacKinnon Homestead
  7. JEM Classy Lady 2B – Julie Mutch
  8. Wheatley River Bella 12B - Kyle Younker
  9. HMF Lori 3B – Temple Stewart
  10. HMF Lori 4B – Temple Stewart
  11. HMF Pride 1B – Temple Stewart

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Getting ready for 1st summer show

The first summer show of the season is about 3 weeks away with the annual Provincial Exhibition  in Charlottetown, PEI on August 14-16th. The tenative show times are Shorthorn, Angus, Commercial on Friday, August 15 and Hereford, Simmental and Supreme on Saturday, August 16. The Angus show generally has the largest show numbers with usually  60- 70 head exhibited from producers throughout the Maritimes.      We will be exhibiting a few Angus with Julie and Derek this year and  Stephen and Jennie will have Simmental and Sheep entries. Anyone visiting the Maritimes should try to attend this week long exhibition as there is lots to see and do.  Visitors are always welcome to the farm.   Recent guests were  Canadian Angus Association CEO  Rob Smith who brought along President Corrine Gibson and Angus Ambassador Chad Lorenz for a tour. We alway enjoy seeing  Rob and friends for his annual visit and feed of lobster!
They didn't want to cooperate tonight for pictures - they were more interested in eating grass

Meanwhile, Bannockburn Maples Kodiak 29z , our herd sire loves getting his picture taken.  

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Maritime Angus Field Day

The Maritime Angus Field Day is next weekend June 13th and 14th in Port Elgin, New Brunswick.  Events begin Friday evening with Registration and greetings at 7 pm followed by a fun auction.  On Saturday breakfast will be served at 730 followed by Junior events , lunch, and Junior Heifer show at 130pm.  Good luck to all those junior involved in those events.
 Congratulations to the new President of the Canadian Angus Association Corrine Gibson from Alberta and to Vice Tammy Ribey from Ontario. The Maritimes will be well represented with  new director on the board Trevor Welch from New Brunswick.  Our retiring director Jim Colodey did a terrific job representing the Angus breed and a big thanks go out to Jim for all he has done for the industry.  Although I had plans to attend the convention in Moose Jaw Sk I was unable due to circumstances but it was nice to be able to watch some of the Annual meeting live on the internet.
Finally got  a chance to take some pictures since cattle have been out on grass.  At last summer appears to be here after along miserable winter.




Bull calf sired by Net Worth
This 2 year old Bismark daughter has a Potential heifer calf


Yearling heifer sired by SAV Prosperity out of Champion Hill Phyllis

JEM Erica 9A, yearling heifer is a SAV Potential daughter out of a Net Worth cow 12x
Bull calf sired by SAV Cinch out of the same Net Worth cow as yearling above


Bull calf by Sitz Upward

Friday, 4 April 2014

Bull Test Sale saturday

2014 Maritime Beef Test Station Sale
The 41st Annual Breeding Stock Sale will be held April 5th at 1 pm at the Nappan Test Station. There are 16 Black Angus and 3 Red Angus bulls on offer along side bulls from other breeds. The sale will be broadcast on the internet and telephone bidding will be available. For more information check out: www.maritimebeefteststation.com

We have this bull in the sale JEM Pioneer 11 A . Sired by SAV Pioneer, a Final Answer son and out of a 2 year old Net Worth female he will be perfect for a heifer bull with a birthweight of 78 lbs. Granddam is Julies Classy Lady 8k cow that was shown very successfully for many years. Lots of gain with a 39 cm scrotal .

Lot No: 11 ANGUS Tag No: 96
On Test Wt: 1005
Off Test Wt: 1417.5
ADG: 3.68
Birth Wt: 78 WDA: 3.22
Adj Yr. Wt 1175.88     WDA Index: 100
Adj Rib Eye (sq in): 13.8
Adj Marbling (%): 3.1
Back Fat (mm): 10     Scrot (cm): 39

Name: JEM PIONEER 11A
1723199 Tattoo:
MJJ 11A Birth Date: 01/04/13
Sire: SAV PIONEER 7301
Dam: JEM CLASSY LADY 19Y



Sunday, 30 March 2014

Will the snow ever stop

The 63th Annual Easter Beef Show is over for another year during one of the worst blizzards 
in many years.  Although attendance at the show was down considerably,  the Sale was strongly 
supported  once again by many businesses from all over the Island. Congratulations to all those
 that continue to support this ongoing show including the exhibitors and organizers. Thanks to 
 our new PR person Amanda Doiron  and to Secretary Lynda McSwain who both did a great
 job ensuring everything ran smoothly under the difficult weather circumstances.  

He was impressive since he was a calf and was named Champion Simmental  Steer at the 2014 Easter Beef Show. Weighing 1300 lbs at 14 months old he was purchased by Agro Coop,  our feed supplier for $4.00 lb.  Thanks to those people for all the  nice comments on him also .We also want to thank Dr John Gillis Lodge of Belfast for their purchase of our Limousin steer weighing 1190 lbs and selling for $3.00 lb.  Also buying Derek and Julie's steer was Fair Isle Ford our local Ford dealership  in Charlottetown. 

Plan to attend the Nappan Bull Sale on April 5.   We have a SAV Pioneer bull that will be selling . Check out  http://maritimebeefteststation.com/
The 2014 Maritime Beef Testing Society’s 41st Annual Breeding Stock Sale , Nappan, Nova Scotia will be on Saturday April 5, 2014 starting at 1:00 pm.
If you are unable to be there in person, you can watch live via our YouTube Live Stream which will be available starting at 12:00 pm.  The link will be posted on the morning of the sale. As always, you will be able to bid via phone, the number will be posted with the live streaming link.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Calves, bulls, and steers

A few pictures of  some Genex sired  calves

Net Worth sired bull calf that we are really impressed with.

This SAV Cinch bull calf  out of a 2 year old is only 4 weeks old in picture (born Feb 23) but is very complete.   
Busy week ahead as we prepare for PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale . Some more clipping and training  steers for  Show to be held March 27th  


One of our herd sires Bannockburn Maples Kodiak a March 2 year old will be used on most of the cows this year.  We have a few calves by him now that are very impressive.

This yearling bull is JEM Pioneer sired by Pioneer and out of a 2 year old Bismark dam that we will breed  to  heifers  and some cows

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Next show March 27

Steers almost ready for the first show of the year. We will be exhibiting at  the Annual PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale to be held March 27 & 28th in Charlottetown, PEI.  Approx 60 steers and heifers will be shown on the 27th with show starting at 1030  and sale the following day.
We apppreciate all our buyers from previous years  Buyers of our steers from  2013 include M & M Resources , Myers Industries and Colwill Banker, and KJL Meats.

Other upcoming events include Nappan Test Station Bull sale on April 5th.  We have 2 Angus bulls for sale that are on test .  
We are very pleased with our set of purebred calves on the ground.  Sires include Sitz Upward, SAV Cinch, SAV Angus Valley, Bannockburn Maples Kodiak  and SAV Potential. Lots of bull prospects for next year -14 so far.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Updated bull weights

We have 2 yearling bulls currently on test at Maritime Test Station in Nova Scotia that are performing well. Bulls will be semen tested and  those  selected  will be sold April 5, 2014 at 1 pm. This is the 84 day test weight.

                                       Birthdate       BW       TATTOO   ON TEST WT   Feb 20      LBS          ADG    
Sire: SAV Pioneer

       01/04/13            78       MJJ 11A            1005                 1330       325            3.87


Sire: SAV Potential
                                       01/02/13            85        KIY 10A            1143                1475        333            3.96



Contact us if you have any questions about these bulls.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Angus bulls

Calving season well underway for 2014 with some AI calves (mostly bulls)
sired by Sitz Upward, SAV Angus Valley, SAV Potential,  Bismark and herd sire Bannockburn Maples Kodiak.   We have 2 yearling bulls currently on test at Maritime Test Station in Nova Scotia that are performing well. Bulls will be semen tested and  those  selected  will be sold April 5, 2014 at 1 pm.

                                                   BW       TATTOO   ON TEST WT   JAN 26      LBS       ADG    
Sire: SAV Pioneer

tag #96              01/04/13            78       MJJ 11A            1005               1225        220       3.93

Sire: SAV Potential
tag # 97             01/02/13            85        KIY 10A            1143                1370       228      4.06  


This is the 9 year old dam of  Bull tag # 97 at Nappan  sired by  SAV Potential . She has a great calf every year and this year has a bull calf by SAV Angus Valley.
This is Net Worth 3 year old dam of Bull Tag #96 sired by SAV Pioneer in Nappan .  She has another good bull calf this year.


Bull Calf sired by Net Worth
Bull Calf sired by SAV Cinch (Iron Mountain x Bismark)