Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis the Season

The Canadian Angus Foundation is asking for consideration in your holiday giving plans this year. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association. Established in 1993, the Foundation promotes research, historical preservation, education and youth development. A charity, the Foundation can't meet its objectives without financial support from the beef cattle community.

There are numerous programs that you can choose to support. Consider the following:

Support the Foundation by making a donation to support the Junior scholarship fund or the Dick Turner Scholarship Fund.

The Canadian Angus Association maintains the archives for the Foundation. We graciously accept historical Canadian Angus memorabilia which is displayed in the office.

We have received requests for copies of the Canadian Angus History Update (1985). If you have extra or unwanted copies, please donate them to the Association so we can pass them on to people who have lost theirs.

Assistant General Manager Michael Latimer and President Kirk Wildman have entered into a friendly competition to raise money for the Canadian Angus Foundation and the Kids with Cancer Society. Whoever raises the most money before the 2011 Annual General Meeting will shave their head at the AGM. Donations are being accepted online at toward Michael or Kirk. All money raised will be equally split between the two charities.

You can also make a donation to the Foundation's general revenue fund and allow the fund administrators to choose where your money can best be utilized.

Donations can be made online, by calling the office at 1-888-571-3580 or by mailing a cheque to Canadian Angus Foundation, 142, 6715-8 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7H7.

If none of these options appeal to you but you want to support the Foundation, suggest your own project or fundraising idea. Contact Michael Latimer ( with your ideas.

The Canadian Angus Foundation Board of Directors thanks you in advance for your consideration, and extends their best wishes to you for a happy holiday season.

Posted by Tina Zakowsky

Monday, November 29, 2010

Agribition Report

First of all, congratulations to everyone for a great Agribition week! The cattle looked great, the winners deserved, and the sale was beyond successful!

High seller of the Masterpiece sale was Lot 3 – Geis Baloo 13’08 with ½ interest going to KBJ Round Farms for $27,000. 60 lots grossed $245,150 with the average being $4,086.

Grand Champion Female went to Red Redrich Glory Road 248X & Red Redrich Cherokee 248U with Reserve going to Red McRae Reba Lee 121W.

Grand Champion Bull went to Red Ter-ron Real Deal 01W and Reserve was Red Wheel Alliance 22U.

For more information on Sale and Show results, visit the Agribition website show results page.

The Canadian Angus Association was in attendance with Commercial Fieldman Brian Good, Assistant General Manager Michael Latimer, CEO Doug Fee, and myself. We had a tag table set up in the Angus barn with the Saskatchewan Angus booth. There were tags available to order as well as a place to get your questions answered. The booth was well received for being our first tag table at a major event, and I thank everyone for coming by to say hello and order some Angus tags!

Tags are always available to be bought. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by, call the office at 1-888-571-3580.

Thanks again to everyone for coming out and showing off the best the Angus breed has to offer! Our breeders did an outstanding job, and kept all the barn visitors talking with their top quality animals.

Posted by Julia Lindsay