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December 27, 2022

Out and about with Alberta Beef Producers

Producers have been on the move non-stop this fall, and Alberta Beef Producers has been following right behind. 

Throughout my first month with Alberta Beef Producers, I have had the amazing opportunity to attend some prestigious shows. Here are some of this fall’s highlights:

50th Canadian Red Round Up – Olds, AB
October 14-16, 2022

During the banquet on October 14, the 100,000 Junior Heifer Futurity top 10 were revealed. In order to qualify for this event, the Junior members (21 years of age or younger) purchased heifer calves in 2019, known as the first leg of the competition. The juniors would then proceed to compete with their purchased lots over the course of the next three years ending in 2022. As they would compete, points would be accumulated by the pair until the final leg. The top 10 would then receive payouts at the banquet from 10th place ($5,000) to 1st place ($20,000). These lots would then be sold in the Junior Futurity Sale at the end of the night. First place was awarded to Peyton Christman with Red Six Mile Enid 232G who sold for $22,500 to La Conquista Ranches of Okotoks, Alberta. On October 15 the animals were then exhibited in their respective classes throughout the day prior to the 50th Annual Canadian Red Round Up sale. The highest selling lot of the evening would go to Lot 56, Red Allison Spring Rose 131K, who sold for $35,000, consigned by Allison Farms. The sale grossed a record-breaking $1.3 million. It was inspiring to see the amount of junior participation and involvement with such an event. 

44th Stockade Round Up – Lloydminster, SK
November 1-4, 2022

Over the course of this four-day event I was able to observe a variety of breeds compete in their respective categories where the quality of animals did not disappoint. The atmosphere of the entire week was energetic and filled with excitement as things began to feel normal again in the show world. Everyone was happy to display their stock, visit with other producers and clients, and overall, just to be out and about again. We would like to congratulate Harry and Jean Lake on receiving the 2022 Cattleman of the Year award. Hats off to the coordinators at the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association who made the entire week an entertaining and distinguished event for all. 

Congratulations to the Supreme Show Winners: 

Female: Mader Darlin’ 4H

Exhibited by: Twin Springs Farm Ltd, Lloydminster, SK

Bull: RPY Paynes Hitman 67J

Exhibited by: Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK

Farmfair International – Edmonton, AB
November 9-12, 2022

This year Farmfair International looked a little different for Alberta Beef Producers. We were able to host an exhibitor social night on Friday evening to show our appreciation to all of those who supported this year’s event. Following the great food and company, Alberta Beef Producers partnered with Canada Beef to host the amazing grill master Mel Chmilar Jr. from Dark Side of the Grill, where he demonstrated how to properly smoke and prepare a variety of cuts of beef for those who wish to impress at the dinner table this holiday season. 

Congratulations to the Supreme Show Winners:

Female: Mader Darlin’ 4H

Exhibited by: Twin Springs Farm Ltd, Lloydminster, SK

Bull: Rust Forged of Fire 0412

Exhibited by: KT Ranches, Cherryville, B.C. 

Auction Mart Minute

This fall Alberta Beef Producers began our tour across the province visiting multiple auction mart locations. The goal was to reconnect with the auctions and producers after facing the pandemic for the past few years. If we haven’t visited your location do not worry! We have plans to pay you a visit before Christmas. These were some of the high points from the sales we attended: 

North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB 
October 25, 2022 – Regular Pre-sort Sale
Total Head Sold: 3,991 

Vold, Jones & Vold, Westlock, AB 
October 29, 2022 – Bred Stock Sale 
Total Head Sold: 679

Viking Auction Market, Viking, AB
November 1, 2022 – Regular Pre-sort Sale
Total Head Sold: 3,800

North Central Livestock, Vermilion, AB
November 4, 2022 – Regular Pre-sort Sale
Total Head Sold: 4,311

Dryland Cattle Trading Corp., Veteran, AB      
November 14, 2022 – Regular Calf Sale
Total Head Sold: 3,286

Provost Livestock Exchange, Provost, AB    
November 14, 2022 – Regular Calf Sale
Total Head Sold: 5,463

This article was first published in Volume 2 Issue 5 of ABP Magazine (December 2022). Watch for more digital content from the magazine on ABP Daily.

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Taylor Kalbfleisch
Taylor is Alberta Beef Producers' Marketing and Communications Assistant. She comes from a mixed grain and cattle operation by Lamont, AB, where she continues to raise purebred Angus and commercial cattle with her parents in her spare time. Taylor studied Animal Science Technology and Agribusiness at Lakeland College. With a strong background in livestock marketing and agricultural event planning, she is actively involved within the agricultural community and will be a familiar face from ABP at upcoming events.

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