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.