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.