Thursday, November 17, 2011

With Thanks

Monday night we offered 2 packages of embryos from one of our top donors.  They were in the North American Select Sale in Louisville.  When the hammer came down, we were very pleased to know that they had been purchased by 2 great breeding programs.

Lot 9A was purchased by Kappes Simmentals, Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Bruce and his family have been in the Simmental business for over 25 years.  They have a successful sale each spring and know the value of strong pedigrees.

Lot 9B was purchased by a younger Simmental breeder - Cale Toews, Beaverlodge, AB.  Cale may just be developing his herd, but he has a long history of breeding cattle in his family.

He has 2 great mentors in his grandfather and his father Travis who is the president of the Canadian Cattleman's Association. 
CCA President Travis Toews with
Agriculture Minister Ritz

 They operate Melburn Holdings and currently run 700 cows and over 1,000 yearlings, while the Toews family also backgrounds about 1,200 head of cattle.  I think Cale will have a good group of recipients to chose from.

We are excited that these two programs chose to add our genetics to theirs and look forward to seeing their results.

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