Ontario Angus Association Annual Meeting

On Saturday March 4, 2017 the Ontario Angus Association held its annual meeting in Peterborough, ON hosted by the Eastern Club.  Ontario Angus Association would like to thank the Eastern Club for all of their work to help plan the meeting, especially Paula Cornish your efforts helped to make our AGM a great success.


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

Tara Vet Services


Canadian Angus Association

Erin Agricultural Society

Tammi Ribey

Whiskey Lane (Scott and Paula Cornish)

Julie Townsend

Richard and Mary Tanner


2016 Honorary President

Presented to Eric Rincker

Honourary President


2016 Commercial Breeder of the Year

Presented Bruce Palmeeter, Tweed, ON

Commerical Breeder

(Pictured OAA President Andy Fraser, Bruce and Laurie Palmeeter, OAA Past President Graham McLean)


2016 Purebred Breeder of the Year Enright Farms

ENRIGHT FARMS, as it is known today, is the result of a 27 year progressive breeding program, emphasizing easy doing cattle, with good dispositions from elite bloodlines.

In 1984 Enright Farms purchased a full-blood Limousin bull, Golden Valley Roma, from the local bull test station to use on their crossbred Simmental x Charolais cows. The resulting calves were impressive, and as they say “the rest is history”.

In 2007 we purchased a small herd of black Angus and have been adding to it with acquisitions from some of the major breeders in North America. We grew from  a small mixed cow-calf herd, to breeders of quality Limousin and Angus cattle. Today at Enright Farms we continue to advance our genetic base by using artificial insemination and embryo transplant.

Barry and Jane Enright were both active in 4H beef clubs in their youth, and their interest in showing cattle seemed to evolve as the purebred herd grew. Enright Farms is very much a family business with all of the children helping with daily chores as well as selecting and fitting show and sale cattle.

We are located an hour from Ottawa, the nation’s capital, in the beautiful Ottawa Valley which has a rich Irish heritage. Please give us a call or drop in; we always enjoy visiting  with fellow cattle-people  and showing our cattle to others.

Purebred Breeder

(Pictured OAA President Andy Fraser, Sean Enright and OAA Past President Graham McLean)


2016 Show Bull of the Year

presented to Red Serenity Cornerstone 109C

Owned by Serenity LivestockRed Cornerstone

Show Bull

(Pictured OAA President Andy Fraser, Ron Brubacher and OAA Past President Graham McLean)


2016 Show Female of the Year

Presented to Brantnor’s Favorite 12C

Owned by Ron and Linda Bryant


Show Female

(Pictured OAA President Andy Fraser, Linda and Ron Bryant and OAA Past President Graham McLean)


2016 Reports


2016 President’s Report

I would like to take this time to thank the membership for the opportunity to lead the board over the past 2 years as your president. With the help of the board of directors the Ontario membership is in good shape to meet the future needs of the Angus breed. I am confident the board of directors will work hard to see the Ontario Association achieve the recognition it deserves across the country.

Vice-President Andy Fraser and I attended the Canadian Angus Association annual meeting in Quebec City in June. We had the privilege to watch our own director Michaela Chalmers win the Junior Ambassador Award with an excellent speech held at the parliament building. The auction for the Canadian Angus Foundation was the highlight of the weekend setting another fundraising record.

The Ontario Association hosted the National Angus show at the Royal Winter Fair this past year. The event attracted close to 170 animals and both Angus Champions were crowned Supreme animals over all breeds. I would like to thank the committee that helped with awards and at the show itself. Great Job!

The voluntary Angus Cow Enrolment (ACE) has been introduced to the membership by the Canadian Board of Directors for 2018.  I encourage you to investigate how it can fit into your operation and the benefits enrolment can provide.

Our work is not done. We need to remember the successes of the past but also look for new opportunities in the future. Maintaining our presence in the commercial cow herds should be a focus. We need to continue to promote the Angus CCIA green ear tag, our competitive advantage. Another segment of our business to put more energy into is the junior members and young farmers that may need some guidance. Our directors have a wealth of knowledge so challenge us on issues or new initiatives that you wish to see.

Best regards,

Graham McLean


Central Ontario Angus Club  2016

The year began with our annual meeting which was held at the home of Andy Fraser and Karen Mansfield. This is always a great time to meet and socialize with the Angus fraternity in our area in an informal setting.

Dave Grist began his 2nd  year of a 2 year term as our President in 2016

Our only club activity was the Preview held In September. Darrell Saunders was our Judge with 96 through the ring. This was very disappointing.  This year every exhibitor was asked to let us know their scratches in advance. 132 were listed  in show book when it went to print  on the Friday proceeding the show but  only 99 made it  to Brampton.  Thank you  to  all our  Banner Sponsors and Brampton Fair.

46 awards were  presented to 4H members in the Central  area who participated with an Angus or Angus influenced project.

Looking forward to 2017 our new club president will be Chris Stoneman

Judy McDonald – Secretary Treasurer

Central Ontario Angus   tjmcdon@ hotmail.ca    905-877-2001 (f) 905-877-1241


Western Ontario Angus Association Annual Report- 2016

We held several meetings during the year.

Our Annual Banquet held in April was well attended. Andrew Campbell was presented with the Livestock Person of the Year award.

We held our Annual picnic at the home of Lars and Rene Bouman, Sombra.

The hospitality and location was perfect and a good time was had by all attending.

We presented 61 awards to 4-H members in our area showing purebred or crossbred Angus calves.

We made a financial donation to Rodney Fair, 4-H Beef Show

New this year, we held our point show at Glencoe Fair and had lots of quality Angus Cattle shown.

Our members showed cattle at Shows and Fairs and won many prizes and awards

A memorial donation was made in memory of Ann McLean and Jim Crawford

Shauna McLean was our Angus Ambassador and represented us at the Royal Winter Fair and several other events in our area

Our Club is going strong and we will be promoting Angus cattle in our little corner of Ontario

in 2017 submitted by Marg McKellar

Blue Water Angus Club Review of 2016

The Blue Water Angus Club’s Annual Meeting was held on February 6, 2016 at the Markdale Curling Club with an opportunity for social fellowship. The event was well attended with 26 members and 2 junior members.  We were fortunate enough to have Tammi Ribey present on her time at the World Angus Forum in Mexico

The Club was a bronze sponsor the Canadian Junior Angus Association’s Showdown in July, and sponsored a showmanship division at the regional 4-H show in Grey county in addition to running a Junior Angus Show at the Barrie Fair. To round out the year, a number of Blue Water junior members showed at the Royal and had very strong placings throughout the weekend.  We are very proud of our junior members.

We also sponsored the Bruce County Community Pasture 50th anniversary in July and provided coffee to all individuals that attended the Angus influenced sale at Keady Livestock during calf-o-rama week in October. The club designed a new banner for advertising at various events.

The point show was held at Barrie Fairgounds. We thank Helen Hawke for taking care of the Point Show on behalf of the club and Beverly Agar in assisting with the announcing. Our Judge was Lance Leachman from SK. Grand Champion Bull was OHL Check Book 0187C exhibited by Peter Frijters. Res. Grand Champion Bull was Red Serenity Cornerstone 109C owned by Ron Brubacher.  Grand Champion Female was Brantnor’s Favorite 12C exhibited by Brantnor Angus and Reserve Grand Champion Female was Red Serenity Alfirda with her heifer calf owned by Ron Brubacher. The club congratulates Brantnor Angus for their achievement of Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Awards

A highlight of our year was hosting the 69th Annual Female Sale again on October 15, 2016.  We had 34 lots with a gross average of $121,150 and a sale average of $3,563.  We are excited for the planning process for 2017 and look to our members for any feedback to improve your sale.

The Blue water Club is proud to submit our nominations for Honorary President and Purebred Breeder of the Year. Colin Trivers is our nominee for Honorary President and Brad & Kristie Gilchrist of Gilchrist Farms are put forward as our nominee for Purebred Breeder of the Year

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017 and look forward to an evening of games and fun among our angus members.

We wish everyone a happy and successful New Year and best of luck calving

Amanda Hammell, Secretary/Treasurer Blue Water Angus Club

Ottawa Valley Angus Club Highlights 2016

  • Participated in the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, March 8th to 10th, 2016.  Our booth had many visitors asking questions in regards to the Angus breed.

  • Classic Angus Sale was held at Hoard’s Station Sale Barn on May 14th, 2016.  63 head were commissioned and the Sale Gross was $193,720.

  • 72 gifts were provided to 4-H participants showing Angus/Angus influence in the Ottawa Valley.

  • 2016 AGM was held February 26, 2017 at the Carp Fair Grounds.  32 people were in attendance


Awards Presented

–          Mary Hudson Scholarship – Holly Sommerville

–          Angus Female – Cedarview

–          Angus Male – Cedarview

–          Purebred Breeder of the Year – Enright Farms, Renfrew

–          Commercial Breeder of the Year – Jim Cavanaugh, Cavanhill Farms


Canadian Angus Foundation

One of the current  priorities of the Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) is producing the next Canadian Angus History Book.  Angus breeders  we need your History NOW.

Congratulations to Glen and Darlene Glessman, Barrhead, Alberta on winning our Early Bird draw- they submitted their history before December 9th.  They will receive a Wendy Risdale print as well as a copy of the completed History Book.  As further incentive to participate we are offering a draw each month in 2017 for sending in your history, as noted in the CAA “The Angus Word” December 2016 issue.  Be part of it! And the sooner you get in your history, the more chances you have to win some great prizes….

The CAF are proud to be sending three teams of Junior Angus members to compete in the Youth Forum Challenge at the World Angus Forum in Scotland in June of 2017. We thank the winning  WAF  Canadian Junior Team that competed in New Zealand in 2013 for generously donating their $10,000 winnings back to the Foundation so future Juniors could have an amazing experience as well.

Congratulations and Good Luck  in Scotland to the following individuals:

Team Canada Aspire:    Meghan McGillvary , Kamloops,  BC

Cole Dodgson, Sangudo, AB

Macy Liebreich, Radville, SK

Kelly Somerville, Mountain, ON

Team Canada Believe:  Michaela Chalmers, Oro-Medonte,ON

Travis Hunter, Didsbury, AB

Wade Olynyk, Goodeve, SK

Kelsey Ribey, Paisley, ON

Team Canada Courage: Katie Wright, Melfort , SK

Maguire Blair, Drake, Sk

Bailey Dietrich, Forestburg, AB

Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB

Congratulations to Ontario Juniors who won the following CAF awards in 2016.

The Robert McHaffie Ambassador  – Michaela Chalmers, Oro-Medonte, ON

CAF 2016 Showdown Heifer Voucher – Jarrett Hargrave, Markdale, ON

CAF Showdown  Trucking Support to Truro NS  – many Ontario Juniors

Our programming and organization continues to evolve and grow.  In July of 2016 the CAF assisted Juniors with trucking costs to allow more to attend Showdown with cattle, in Truro, NS.  At our September meeting the CAF voted to re-allocate the 2016 research budget of $10,000 to assist in leveraging funding for the new CAA mentorship program.  Thanks to Belinda and staff in creating our new “eye catching” CAF logo with the approval from the CAF Board.   Over the Fall we have worked on  designing an orientation package for new CAF  Directors, and further developed a Governance model, CAF roles and responsibilities and our Vision to support our Mission statement  which reads as follows: The  Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market  research , and historical preservation and restoration

Our major fundraiser, the “Building the Legacy Sale” last year in Quebec brought in a record $172,000 plus. The  CAF sincerely thanks each and every one that makes this sale successful.  Many people over the years have expressed their  great experience in purchasing a lot in the Legacy Sale which are often “one of a kind”.   Please watch for information on our 2017 Sale and the infinite opportunities available to you in Brandon, Manitoba and know that any support you can provide to the Foundation will allow us to continue to carry out our “Mission”

On a personal note , sincere gratitude to Gail Wildman, Towaw Cattle Co. Ltd. Sandugo, Alberta who donated a custom, hand tailored quilt for the 2016  sale.  I was very pleased to be the successful bidder on this beautiful item which emits warmth and dedication in the Angus industry.  And again, thanks to the many families that strongly support the Foundation.

Please also know that there are still CAF National Angus Cookbooks available.  Contact Belinda Wagner or your Provincial Secretary if you are interested in obtaining one of these unique and very usable cookbooks before they are gone