Friday, 2 October 2015

Heritage Beef Classic Show

Just returned from the 250th Anniversary Show of the Hants Co Exhibition in Windsor, Nova Scotia.  With 240 head of cattle it was very well attended by producers and spectators and very well organized by Bob Best, Victor Oulton, Gary Dill and others. We were so pleased that Gary Dill was able to attend the show on the weekend as we have know him for many years and has been in poor health.  Our sympathy to Gary's family as he passed away on Monday following the show.
Lance Leachman was the judge for all breeds for the weekend.  We exhibited 9 head at the show,  6 Angus and 3 Simmentals for Stephen & Jennie as they were at a sale in Quebec. Their Simmental yearling heifer was Reserve Grand Champion as well as Reserve Supreme overall in the show and their 2 year old pair won their class.
In the Angus show we exhibited Champion and Reserve Bulls with our SAV Cinch calves and JEM Cinch 2c was 3rd in the Supreme Bull Class.  In the female class we had 1st and 2nd heifer calves, Junior Champion, 2nd yearling heifer and Champion Female with our 2 year old pair.  She went on to become Supreme Champion of the show.  The Show was a class act  and one that should have lots of future as it was announced it will be back bigger and better in 2016.
Heading to Victoriaville, Quebec next weekend for our final show of the year.  Looking forward to meeting lots of people there.

Champion Angus Female and Supreme Champion
  Bonshaw Ariel 27A, March 2 year old and January heifer calf JEM Ariel 10C 

Junior Champion JEM Ariel 10C sired by Anderson Motive

Champion Angus Bull JEM Cinch 2C sired by SAV Cinch out of Glen Islay Pride 14S

Reserve Angus Bull JEM Cinch 7C sired by SAV Cinch and out of Net Worth dam

Angus bull class

Heifer calf class 1st JEM Ariel 10C and 2nd JEM Classy Lady 11c now owned by Andre Van Der Linden, N.S.

Reserve Champion Simmental and Reserve Supreme  MFS Trendsetter January yearling  heifer

Monday, 31 August 2015

Summer Shows

It's been busy the  last few weeks getting cattle ready for summer shows.  Took 9 head to our Provincial Exhibition in PEI  and just got home from Nova Scotia after exhibiting 8 head.  Shows went well with lots of help from family members. Thanks to all who plan and organize these events and well as the sponsors who make this all possible. Its always nice to meet with old and new friends at the shows and thank those for inquiries on our cattle.

Our 2 year old pair  was Champion Female at PEI Provincial Angus  show judged by Brent Pallson, Ontario
She was Champion Female at the Truro , NS beef show as well judged by Dennis Ericson


March 2 year old sired by Soo Line Blackman and January calf sired by Anderson Motive

Julie and Dereck worked hard as herdsman and won 1st in the barn prize competition

This Silverias Style heifer was Reserve Grand Champion at PEI Ex. and well as Junior Champion at NS Ex.

1st and 2nd place  heifer calf at both shows

Thanks to buyers of our 1st place Angus heifer JEM Classy Lady 11C


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Cows on Pasture

The cows are enjoying the pasture these days, and we were able to take some pictures this evening of some of the calves we are excited about.
We have a good selection of Purebred Angus bull calves, as well as a crossbred bull calf (pictured below) that will be  FOR SALE!
We hope to exhibit some of these calves at the upcoming late summer and fall shows including Old Home Week, Charlottetown, PE,  NB Beef Expo, Sussex NB, and  Expo Boeuf, Victoriaville, Quebec.
We are extremely happy with our herd sire pictured below :  Bannockburn Maples Kodiak. He is a HF Kodiak Grandson and we have used him on almost all of our cow herd last year and this year.
Visitors are welcome at anytime - just call the farm ahead to make sure we will be home.
Julie is taking lots of French classes, so we can even offer services 'EN FRANCAIS'!
Herd Sire: Bannockburn Maples Kodiak. Three Years old. HF Kodiak Grandson. He is the sire of almost all of the calves this year.
We only had a couple of AI calves this past year,  this is a January Bull calf by
SAV CINCH, out of a Net Worth cow.
Another SAV CINCH January calf out of Glen Islay Pride 14S
A March Yearling heifer sired by Bannockburn Maples Kodiak ( our herd sire),
out of a EXAR Lutton daughter. She is bred to PVF Insight.
This is a Silveiras Style January yearling. She is bred to PVF Insight as well.


Here is a Bismark 4 year old cow doing a great job with her
Bannockburn Maples Kodiak January bull calf


This is a January crossbred bull calf, sired by Bannockburn Maples Kodiak and out of the cow pictured below - an Angus/Simmental Cross



The cows enjoying the green grass after a long winter in the barn!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Angus Convention and Maritime Field Day

The past week was busy as we attended the Canadian Angus Convention held in Calgary.  Had a great time visiting with friends from throughout Canada and well as meeting many new people. Really enjoyed all the meetings, tours and events .

The Maritimers attending the National Angus Conference.
From left Patrick Holland, Jim Colodey, Hilda Colodey, Trevor Welch, Betty Lou Scott, Bill Scott, Joanne & Julie Mutch

Then this past weekend was the Maritime Angus Field Day held this year in PEI.  A large crowd from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI,  Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta was in attendance for the Junior Angus Show, Judging Competition, Auction and Social .  Judge for the day was new CAA President Tammi Ribey .

Maritime President Julie Mutch serving oysters during Social
CAA President Tammi Ribey addressing the large crowd at the Field Day

We were pleased to have visitors at the farm including Rob Smith CEO Angus , CAA President Tammi Ribey and her husband Brian, Matt Bates Angus Ambassador, and Trevor Welch Maritime Director. 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

It's Suppose to be Springtime

Well its been a rough winter here in the East especially since February.  Several blizzards with 500 cm snow this winter  have made it very difficult  and everyone is looking forward to some warmer temperatures and green grass.
  Calves are looking good this year with  about 90% bull calves  and lots of optimism in the beef industry.  
Enjoying the sunshine before the next storm

Getting ready for breeding season with semen delivery from Kurt and Karly Duncan of Genex

Thanks to Siddall family Nova Scotia  for their recent  purchase of this Angus Crossbred  heifer