2018 Annual Meeting

On Saturday March 3, 2018 the Ontario Angus Association held its annual meeting in Woodstock, ON hosted by the Western Club.  Ontario Angus Association would like to thank the Western Club for all of their work to help plan the meeting.

 

Ontario Angus Association would like to thank our sponsors  and supporters of  our Silent Auction

 

Artisan Farms

Graham McLean

Cairnlee Acres

Erin Agricultural Society

East Gen

Genex

OakLane

Select Sires Generavations

Andrew Richardson

 

2017 Award Recipients

 

2017 O.A.A. Commercial Breeder of the Year recipients are Larry and Cody Gough

Pictured L-R Graham McLean, Cody Gough, Larry Gough and Andy Fraser

2017 O.A.A. Purebred Breeder of the Year recipient is Whiskey Lane Livestock

 

                         2017 O.A.A.  Honorary President is Ray Chowen

         Pictured L-R Ray Chowen and Andy Fraser

Thank you to The Ontario Angus Association for nominating me as honorary President.

Our introduction to Angus cattle came in 1992 when our son Blair showed an interest in 4-H and “a beef calf”. This was music to my ears and we made contact with Peter Campbell and Bell Brooks Irene became our first Angus. Peter was a great Angus ambassador and supporter of  all the people involved. We got involved with the Western Ont. Club , our family was hooked on Angus and Angus people.

Breeding and showing Angus has been a great satisfaction for our family. Blair, Paula, [our daughter in law], with her enthusiasm for 4-H  and breeding, along with their children Kody, Riley and Reghan who are keen about 4-H and Angus. Clear Brook Angus will continue.

I have had the privilege of being President of Western Ontario Angus Association Club and been a member of the Ontario Angus Association Board of Directors.   From both organizations I have gained a lot and hope that I have contributed a little.

Blair had the opportunity to be a director of the Canadian Jr. Angus in 1999- 2000 and be part of Show Down Regina.

Mary and I attended several Canadian Association AGM,s from Grand Prairie Alberta to Charlestown PEI and several in between. We met a lot of great Angus people and their fine cattle.

I proud to be a part of such a fine Breed Association and to receive the honorary President award

Ray  Chowen

2017  O.A.A. Show Bull of the Year award is presented Brantnor’s Exclusive 4E

                       Owned by Ron and Linda Bryant

Pictured L-R Brandy Thaxter, Linda Bryant, Ron Bryant and Andy Fraser

2017 O.A.A. Show Female of the Year award is presented to Brantnor’s Flora 1D

                Owned by Otter Creek and Southview Farms

 

A. Cameron McTaggart Scholarship Report

 

Report of the A Cameron McTaggart  Scholarship Fund  as of December 31,2017

G.I.C.  due Feb 24, 2018 @ 1.37%                              9546.30

G.I.C.  due Jan 15, 2019 @ 3.01%                               2249.55

Cash and savings                                                         2157.97

Total assets                                                                 $13,953.82

Thank you to the Blue Water Angus club for the  $500 donation  memory of Wayne Ferris

We are pleased to report that we have two worthy recipients of scholarships this year

Jarrett Hargrave has been involved showing angus cattle for the family farm plus 4-H clubs and Jr angus activities across Canada. Jarrrett is now enrolled at Lakeland College in the Animal Science Technology course in Vermillion Alberta

Chris Hargrave, our second recipient, is now enrolled in the Taylor Truck Training School working towards  a diploma and license.  Chris has been involved in 4-H, showing angus cattle across Ontario and beyond.  He also has been an active member of the Jr. Angus Board

Congratulations to these Jr. Angus members and continued success in their future endeavors

Submitted by Gary Harron

The Ontario Junior Angus Association received a very generous donation of $5000.00 from Anderson Farms

Pictured L-R Rebecca and Katelyn Redner, Brady Stafford(Anderson Farms),

                            Brandy Thaxter, Kelly Somerville and Tyler Jarvis