Friday, January 22, 2010

Are You Smarter than the Canadian Angus Juniors?

The Juniors and I would like to invite Canadian Angus breeders to challenge us with questions. There is a prize for the member who stumps us!

Please submit all your Canadian Angus related questions to me at You can ask about the Canadian Angus Performance Program, genomics, or the name of the first Angus animal born in Canada. I will take all the questions to the GOAL conference in February and will try to answer them with the help of all the Junior members attending. Questions and answers will be posted on the website after the conference.

The deadline to submit your questions is February 16.

Good luck members! Even better luck Juniors!

Posted by Kajal Devani

Monday, January 18, 2010

Provincial Annual Meetings

We have a few notes to share about the recent annual meetings in Manitoba and Alberta. CEO Doug Fee attended both and reports on positive meetings and two gung-ho groups of people.

The Manitoba meeting was well attended. "Hats off to the Manitoba Angus Association for running a meeting with four other breed associations. It's great for everyone to meet in one place like this," Doug said upon his return. He also reports that the roundtable discussions were excellent and provided some great ideas.

Doug, Assistant General Manager Michael Latimer, and four of the five Alberta directors attended Sunday's Alberta Angus annual meeting. Gary Latimer and Cecilie Fleming, the Canadian Angus Association directors for Alberta were re-elected by acclamation. Congratulations to Doug Reid, recipient of the Cecilie Fleming Spirit of Angus Award and Emily Pugh, recipient of the Dorothy Banks scholarship. The new directors of the Alberta board are Richard Latimer, Ricki Fleming, Carolyn Congdon, Laurie Hunter and Blake MacMillan.

Doug reports that the big challenge for Angus producers in 2010 is to get Angus tags into qualified commercial animals. Visit our website for information on the Angus tag program.

The next meeting is the Saskatchewan annual meeting on Saturday. Michael will attend on behalf of the Canadian Angus Association.

Posted by Tina Zakowsky