Friday, March 16, 2018

Building the Legacy 7 Announcement - 2

We are pleased to present the next of our highlighted lots for the 2018 edition of the Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy fundraiser auction!

Pick of the 2018-born Heifer Calves
Donated by Red Moon Angus
Jim & Shirley and Tom & Charlotte Moon - Vanderhoof, BC

Jim, Shirley, Tom and Charlotte Moon


Pick-of-the-Herd-2018-Born-Heifer Calf from Red Moon Angus of Vanderhoof, BC.

Their farm is located in the central interior of British Columbia with the home town of Vanderhoof. Moon's are the typical rural Canadian family: they take their cattle and their ice hockey seriously. They are a family farm raising functional and sound Red Angus cattle, with particular attention applied to feet, legs and structure in our herd. The Red Moon herd of breeding females are selected for their strong maternal strengths, udders and structure. They use both AI and walking bulls, always searching for the best sires to complement their females.

The Moon family - Jim & Shirley and Tom & Charlotte - are offering you the opportunity to select from their over 40-50 head of Red Angus heifer calves. Red Moon's recent breeding includes genetics from Canadian Directors' Lorraine Sanford and families' Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC and Tracey Willms' and families' Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK. The Moons' focus on calving ease, structure, maternal traits, moderate frames, muscle and performance. They change their sires every two years to ensure fresh genetics for their customers and in-herd replacements.

We so appreciate the kindness and generosity of the Moon family for making an historic
donation of a 'Pick-of-the-Herd' to our Canadian Angus Foundation! Their 2018 heifer calves are available for your selection and choosing anytime. They would appreciate it if you could have your decision made by the middle of August and the family is thrilled to show you around and provide you all the information you need to make your outstanding, herd-building selection.

Here are some of their great recent heifer calves to give you a sample. Red Moon believes the 2018 heifer calf crop is their best one yet... and YOU can have YOUR pick of 'em all!!! Thank you so much, Moon family!!!

Be sure to check out Red Moon's consignments - Lots 500 to 520 - in the Northern Alliance Bull Sale! EVERYONE is invited to attend Red Moon Angus' "Northern Alliance Bull Sale" on Saturday, March 24th, 2018: Fort Fraser, BC at the Belsham Farm.  View their sale catalogue here.

Semen: Choice from any Canadian qualified bull at Alta Genetics
minimum of 10 units each to total of 30 units
Donated by Alta Genetics

Alta is repeating history this year and offering 3 lots of 10 units each of any Alta bull that qualifies for Canada. You can choose from every Canadian-qualified bull in Alta Genetics inventory for a minimum 10 units each and a total of 30 units, including the bulls pictured here. Please join me in offering our enormous thanks to Terry and the Alta Genetics team, one of three donors (along with Blairs.Ag and Miller Wilson) who have generously supported all seven of our "Building the Legacy" fundraiser auctions. They truly are a Canadian Angus "Legacy Best Friend". 

Terry White says that Alta Genetics has, "A lot of exciting new sires to choose from!" and the list is growing every week through this 2018 bull sale season!

Aberdeen Angus Figurines
Donated by James Arnott - Coul Angus 

CAA Member James Arnott, the proud Scotsman who did such a great job organizing us at the World Angus Forum last year, and who always supports BtL with both donations and purchases, has done it again! He has donated an Angus cow and bull from the Border Fine Arts Pottery Company collection.
Border Fine Arts create realistic wildlife and domestic livestock figurines and countryside scenes. The company was founded in 1974 by John Hammond initially producing for a short time bronze and silver figurines, and later hand-painted figurines after a suggestion from a customer. Border Fine Arts now has a world-wide reputation for the quality of its wildlife and livestock studies with a growing interest in early editions whose value is increasing significantly. Many of the Border pieces reflect a mix of British culture and wildlife such as the very popular James Herriot Collection.
Appropriately, the ABERDEEN ANGUS FAMILY GROUP (2005) is designed & hand made in Scotland and James donates this bull and cow BRAND NEW IN BOX. This item can be shipped worldwide. The Aberdeen Angus Cow is  A5277 and the Aberdeen Angus Bull is A5234.

If you collect agriculture artifacts and, even better, Angus figurines, you will want to add James's outstanding donation to your collection.


The Building the Legacy fundraiser auction will take place during our annual National Convention on Saturday, June 9th following the Convention Banquet hosted by BC Angus at the Crown Isle Resort in Comox, BC. Registration for Convention is open--please visit

Building the Legacy 7 Announcement - 1

We are pleased to present the first of our highlighted lots for the 2018 edition of the Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy fundraiser auction!

Pick of the 2018-born Calves (excluding embryos)
OR a Pick of the Herd Flush
Donated by Harvest Angus
Tom & Carolyn deWaal - Prince George, BC

HF Blackbird 145P
Harvest Angus ( of Prince George, BC is a 15-year-old black Angus operation run by BC Angus Association President Tom deWaal. Harvest Angus has grown to more than 250 head. And Harvest Angus has graciously donated the buyer's pick of ALL 2018-born, non-embryo calves including bulls! The buyer's pick will have been bred by Tom himself. That may seem like an odd thing to promote, but that's indicative of Tom's level of commitment to his customers: he always keeps a few bulls back in his herd and feeds them until they are two-year-olds just in case a customer gets into a jam. He is committed to having a replacement option available for his customers to ensure their satisfaction. That, folks, is dedication and commitment!

You may be familiar with some of Harvest Angus' standout animals like MICH Envious Blackbird 907W and 2013 Canadian Angus Gold Show All-Star Heifer Calf Champion Harvest Blackbird Lisa 5A. Or how about the cow that Tom describes as the "Queen of Harvest Angus", HF Blackbird 145P, the 2006 Agribition Supreme Champion. She continues to breed and her daughters and granddaughters are prominent throughout the Harvest Angus herd. Three of her calves have become Canadian Angus Association All Stars--Harvest R Blackbird 3Y, Harvest Tinge 5Y and Harvest Custom Crome 2Y.

Calf selection must be made by August 1st so that Harvest Angus can consign calves to their fall female sale.

Red SSS Soldier 365W x Red XO Crowfoot Brndina 1451Y Embryos
Donated by Nine Mile Ranch
Alan & Lorraine Sanford - Quesnel, BC
Red SSS Soldier 365W
Another outstanding donation from BC comes from Lorraine and Alan Sanford of Nine Mile Ranch near Quesnel, BC: Embryos from Red SSS Soldier 365W
x Red XO Crowfoot Brndina 1451Y. A resulting mating is Red Nine Mile Brndina 627D . Red SSS Soldier 365W is a prominent and highly desirable Canadian Angus sire that would add great traits to any red Angus herd.

Red Nine Mile Brndina 627D - Progeny of embryo mating
Nine Mile Ranch runs about 80 purebred Angus alongside a commercial herd. The purebred and commercial cattle are all expected to perform under the same working conditions and thrive in BC's bush range. This is no easy feat! Alan and Lorraine's children and grandchildren are the fifth and sixth generations at Nine Mile Ranch, so this family knows something about legacies. Speaking of legacies, at Convention Lorraine will be retiring from the Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors after two consecutive terms of service, and we greatly appreciate this parting gift from her family to help build the future of our Foundation.

Custom Quilt
Donated by Gail Wildman
Towaw Cattle Co - Sangudo, AB

Our final spotlight donation is a repeat donation from Alberta's Gail Wildman and the Wildman family of Towaw Cattle Co.: a custom-made quilt! Personally, few of us have been fortunate buyers of this donation at worthy charitable causes in the past and we're honoured that Gail is blessing us with another one of her beautiful, 'home-y' handmade quilts. Trust me, folks... if you purchase this donation from CRAPS' original secretary it will become an unrivalled heirloom in your family. Just ask Past CAF Chair Sylvia Jackson who purchased the first custom quit that the Wildman family donated in 2016. Sylvia was so thrilled with her custom quilt that she brought it to Convention last year just to show it off!


The Building the Legacy fundraiser auction will take place during our annual National Convention on Saturday, June 9th following the Convention Banquet hosted by BC Angus at the Crown Isle Resort in Comox, BC. Registration for Convention is open--please visit

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Convention 2018

The BC Angus Association is pleased to invite all of you to the 2018 Canadian Angus Nation Convention in Comox, BC from June 7-10. Come and join us at the luxury Crown Isle resort as we learn what it means to be ranchers who are intentional about environmental stewardship and raising great beef for our planet. We invite you to come join us on the West Coast and experience the land where the mountains meet the ocean. Registration is now open!

 Tentative 2018 National Convention Schedule

Thursday June 7 Afternoon Optional Tour/Event
Evening President’s Reception
Friday June 8 Morning Workshops/Educational Sessions
Afternoon Workshops/Educational Sessions/Optional Tour
Evening Supper Event
Saturday June 9 Morning Launch of Strategic Plan Session
Morning Junior Ambassador Speech Competition
Afternoon CAA AGM
Afternoon CAF AGM
Evening Legacy Sale Banquet
Sunday June 10 Morning Board Meeting
Morning EPDs and ILR2 LIVE Workshop
Afternoon Optional Tours