Canadian Charolais Youth Association – GENETICS PROGRAM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016 DEADLINE
The CCYA Genetics Program is run by the CCYA National Board with semen chosen from leading bulls in the industry. The program encourages youth to take an active role in planning their breeding program and allows members to use genetics that would ordinarily be inaccessible. Applicants can choose from any bulls through Semex or Genex. For more information and an application form, please visit the CCYA website at http://youth.charolais.com/ccya-programs/genetics-program/
Grand Champion Female – PZC TR DESIRAE 012 sired by CML DIABLO 2X with calf at side CML DESIRAE 558C sired by CML DISTINCTION 318A, Exhibited by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, AB
Reserve Grand Champion Female – PRAIRIE COVE MISS 309A sired by HTA VEGAS 134Y with calf at side CAYS MOONSHINE 11C sired by TR MR FIREWATER 5792ET, Exhibited by Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK, Additional Owner – Prairie Cove Charolais
Grand Champion Bull – CML DISTINCTION 318A sired by MERIT VINTAGE 4065P, Exhibited by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, AB, Additional Owners – Silver Spur Land & Cattle, Sunrise Charolais
Reserve Grand Champion Bull – SVY GRIZZLY PLD 521C sired by SVY BLITZ 125Y, Exhibited by Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, SK, Additional Owner – Horseshoe E
Premiere Breeder & Exhibitor both went to Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB
Complete show results can be found at: http://www.agribition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/National-Charolais-Show.pdf
2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The EYE Committee would like to commend all those who applied for the 2015 CCA Scholarships. It was a true pleasure for those on the committee to read through the inspiring messages and get a first hand look at the next generation of Charolais Leaders. The strength of the leadership skills, the involvement with the breed and your respective communities is remarkable. We received a significant number of highly qualified applicants for this year’s funds. Of the sixteen strong applications, we had the tough decision to select four recipients. Congratulations to: Laura Weinbender of Canora, SK as the 2015 Recipient of the $1500 Dale Norheim Memorial Scholarship and to Jessica Sperber of Rimbey, AB, Luke Marshall of Red Deer County, AB and Genevieve Dubuc, St-Eulalie, QC for each receiving a 2015 CCA Scholarship of $1000.
RBC BEEF SUPREME CHALLENGE
The Charolais breed was very well represented at the 2015 RBC BEEF SUPREME CHALLENGE with two bulls and two females making the top ten with an outstanding Charolais pair being crowned Supreme Champion Female. McLeod Livestock of Cochrane, AB exhibited Supreme Female with pzc tr desirae 012 and her calf at side CML DESIRAE 558C. Also in the top ten females was PRAIRIE COVE MISS 309A with calf at side CAYS MOONSHINE 11C, exhibited by Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK, Additional Owner – Prairie Cove Charolais.
On the bulls, congratulations to McLeod Livestock with CML DISTINCTION 318A, additional Owners – Silver Spur Land & Cattle, Sunrise Charolais. The first ever bull calf in the RBC Beef Supreme Top Ten Bulls went to HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C exhibited by Johnson Charolais of Barrhead, AB.
Heartfelt congratulations on all their hard work and dedication goes to all the breeders and exhibitors!
Since our creation in 1959, the Canadian Charolais Association has served as one of Canada’s major beef breed associations. Based in Calgary, we continually strive to provide our members with up-to-date industry information.
The benefits of using Charolais cattle are obvious – cattlemen simply can’t deny their growth and carcass traits. Over the years, Charolais cattle have earned the reputation of producing cows who can handle a range of environmental conditions and bulls who increase the size and ruggedness of any herd. On the rail, Charolais genetics increase total red meat yield.
Whether you’re a producer looking for Charolais genetics, a member looking to further your involvement in the CCA, or an established breeder looking for producer news, we’re here to help. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with the Canadian Charolais Association.