Monday, November 15, 2010

Winning Weekend.

This past week we loaded up the trailer again and headed into Farmfair International in Edmonton, AB.  The trip was a lot shorter than last week.  Because of the long haul to Brandon the previous week, we only took in one entry - IPU Revolution 172U.  Edmonton is our local fall show and we still wanted to support it. The numbers were down this year, but the excitement and interest from commercial cattleman was really good.  It seems like all many breeders in all breeds went home with numerous names to add to their bull sale mailing list.  We had a great show with Revolution being named Grand Champion Simmental Bull.
Our Simmental show may have been smaller in numbers but the quality was very high.  We had four strong representatives in the Supreme Saturday Showcase.  Supreme Saturday sees all of the breed champions along with the breed representatives from Legends of the Fall  - calender year bull and heifer calves, and the commercial cattle pen representatives compete for $130,000 in cash and prizes.  It is an honor just to be a part of this day, as it is the best of the best cattle in Western Canada of all breeds.
High Country Cattle, Rancier Farms, and Mader Ranches represented the breed.
The sponsorship for the show is second to none, with 2 Dodge trucks and an Allen Dale Trailer up for grabs.  The panel of 6 judges had there work cut out for them. 

When the score cards were completed, the Grand Champion Female was claimed by the Simmental entry of Rancier Farms with RF Flirtin For Certain 37U, congratulations Garth, Ang, Kyle and Chase.  The Bulls division went to the Bullick family with their Charolais entry.  Although we didn't get to take the truck home, we were honored to finish second, only 2 points out of the running. 

For all of the entries in Supreme Saturday, Allan Dale Trailers donates a new aluminum stock trailer.  Which we were very fortunate to win.  Thank you to Warren Fertig, for your continuous support over the last 22 years.
It has been a great couple of weeks.  Now it's time to regroup, reload, add a few more head and take off for Canadian Western Agribtion in Regina.  Revolution will lead the show string, but we are really excited to have 2 of his daughters at his side, RJY Firstdate 1W, an interesting Blk Joker bull calf, and a daughter of 680S and RJY 9S in the sale on November 25.  Check out the sale catalog at Bouchard Livestock or on our sale page.

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