Do you want to be on the Angus Cow Enrollment Program (ACE) for 2023? If so, you need to:
- Ensure your completed Female Exposure Worksheets are submitted before December 1, 2022
- Complete the Application for ACE Enrollment form before December 1, 2022
- **Members currently on the ACE program: You will NOT be automatically renewed. Please submit a completed ACE enrollment form to renew your ACE membership.
- If you DO NOT wish to enroll in the ACE program, please submit your completed female exposure information as it is extremely important for the calculation of EPDs and maintaining accurate inventory information.
Your Association understands the stress and pressure that come with preparing for your sale. To assist our members, we have added an extra genetic evaluation for the months of December 2022 and January and February 2023. Visit www.cdnangus.ca/adding-value/angusone-epd-genetic-evaluations to learn more about our genetic evaluations.
Canadian Angus Association Past President (1978) George Earley passed away on November 16. We will share George’s obituary on our social media platforms when it is available. We extend our sympathy to George’s friends and family.
Plan ahead for your end-of-year DNA and genomic testing needs!
To receive results before Christmas, samples need to be received at the lab by December 1. To receive results the first week of January, samples need to be received at the lab by December 12. If a sample requires reprocessing, the results will be pushed back.
We sent out Request For Information (RFI) reminders on November 15. You will have received an email or a copy has been mailed to you. This RFI report will list all animals that are pending as of the moment we ran the report. You will need to fix the errors and warnings indicated for each animal before they can be registered. If you have any questions about what an error or warning means, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-888-571-3580.
If you’ve already submitted your weaning weights, please take the time to review your weaning weight report and your weaning averages summary.
Your weaning weight report provides you with adjusted weaning weights (adjusted to 205 days and for age of dam), your rank (where in the group did each individual calf place), and index (where 100 is the group average, and an index of 110 means that individual calf weighed 10% more than the group average and an index of 90 means that individual calf weighed 10% less than the group average).
Your weaning average summary reports the average calf performance per sire. These reports are great for tracking the impact your bulls had on your calf performance.
If you have submitted your weaning weights and have not received your weaning weight report, please follow up with us. The most frequent reason a weaning weight report would not be generated is missing information. Please look for your missing information worksheet and ensure that complete weaning information is submitted.
The ugly Christmas sweater is now available for $9.50 each plus taxes and $5 for shipping. Submit your request.
If you need custom tags for next year’s calving season, consider ordering them now! We’ve seen delays and stock shortages on both blank Angus management tags and custom Angus management tags due to ongoing supply chain issues. You could wait more than 4 weeks for blank tags and more than 4 months for custom tags.
Angus RFID buttons are sold exclusively through CCIA; call 1-877-909-2333 to purchase. For more information on the Angus tag program, visit www.cdnangus.ca/adding-value/canadian-angus-indicator-program
The 2022 CJA Scholarship Heifer is a joint donation from Sunberry Valley Ranch of Sundre, AB and Six Mile Ranch of Fir Mountain, SK. Red Six Mile Olivia 500K will sell by Dutch auction at the All Star Angus Sale, 7:00 pm on December 2 at Canadian Western Agribition.
Thank you to the Vancurren family (pictured top) and Gibson/Hertz family (pictured bottom) for their generosity! Money raised from this sale goes directly to the Canadian Junior Angus scholarship fund which awards $4,500 to Juniors annually.
An online CJA Workshop will be held on Monday, December 12. Email [email protected] to register today.
GOAL 2023 takes place February 18-20, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. Visit www.cdnangus.ca/canadian-junior-angus/goal for details and to apply for a travel bursary. Applications for the travel bursary are due January 1; the deadline to register for GOAL is January 10.
Parents, a trip to GOAL makes a wonderful Christmas gift for your CJA member!
Juniors, don’t forget to apply for the Foundation Legacy Scholarships–$11,000 is up for grabs! The deadline to apply is January 5. Go to www.cdnangus.ca/foundation/scholarships-bursaries-and-awards for more information and to apply.
It’s never too early to shop for Christmas! Order your history book now and avoid shipping delays closer to Christmas. Pick up your copy from the office or by contacting Belinda (306-537-1518).
When you donate 15% of an animal from your 2022-2023 sale, the Canadian Angus Foundation will further our mission and the breed. Please contact Belinda Wagner, Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director at [email protected] or (306) 537-1518 for more information. Thank you to all the generous donors who have supported this initiative, previously called 15 for 50.
Regional Association News
Upcoming Saskatchewan Angus Events
Saskatchewan Angus Association sponsored sale:
CWA All Star Sale Friday, December 2
Canadian Western Agribition November 28-December 3
Saskatchewan Angus Association Annual General Meeting
Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
Please email [email protected] for details.
The Fall 2022 Manitoba Angus Outlook is out now. If you don’t receive it in the mail, check it out online.
Upcoming Award Nomination Deadlines
The CRSB Sustainable Beef Standards Review Public Consultation is open until December 2. Visit https://crsbcertified.ca/about/public-consultation for information on how to submit your feedback and recommendations.
Join other producers under 40 to sharpen your farm management practices and build personal and professional growth at free in-person events. Get practical advice, valuable takeaways, and new ideas to help you make the best decisions for your operation.
November 22 – Young Farmer Summit – Winnipeg: www.eventbrite.ca/e/436218159257
February 2 – Young Farmer Summit – Kitchener: www.eventbrite.ca/e/436221439067
February 8 – Young Farmer Summit – Cobourg: www.eventbrite.ca/e/436222783087
March 1 – Young Farmer Summit – Yorkton: www.eventbrite.ca/e/436226153167
This year’s Beef Cattle Research Council webinar series will cover a range of topics all focused on practical, science-based information for Canadian beef producers. Topics include the Canadian Cow-Calf Cost of Production Network, opportunities and limitations in nutrition and feed management and record keeping. Learn more and register at www.beefresearch.ca