2020 OAA AGM (copy)

On Saturday March 7, 2020 Ontario Angus Association held

its annual meeting at Monora Park Orangeville, ON

hosted by the BlueWater Angus Club.

Ontario Angus Association would like to thank the Bluewater Club and especially Don McNalty for all of their work to help plan the meeting.

2019 President’s Report


As I sit and reflect on the past year of the Ontario Angus Association, I am truly honored and proud to be a part of such a great breed of cattle.

The Association had a busy year last year.  We started off with our AGM in beautiful Ottawa Valley which was well attended.

Next it was trade show time and we attended the Beef Farmers of Ontario AGM in Toronto and we had a booth at the Canadian Dairy Expo in Stratford where we had a couple bulls on display.

Summer finally came and we all managed to get some hay made.  The OAA annual field day was held at the Hambly farm in Bradford.  The venue was absolutely breathtaking and the hospitality was second to none!

A huge shout out goes to our Ontario Junior Angus Association who created, organized and successfully executed a new provincial show that was held in Lindsay, Ontario in July.  This event was well attended.

Fall came and along with that numerous sales and shows. All this lead us to the National Angus Show which was held at the Royal Winter Fair.  Chad Hollinger did a great job sorting through over 150 entries.  This prestigious event was a huge success thanks to our major sponsor Artisan Farms care of Greg Nolan.

We ended the year with the Ontario Futurity Sale which was held in Lindsay.  There was 35 lots that sold extremely well!

As we get ready for 2020 there is a few exciting additions and initiatives that are underway for this year!  We started a new program called the Futures Stars show.  The idea behind this program is that you nominate your top producing cows by Dec.15th every year.  To be able to show her resulting calf in the Future Stars class at the Royal Winter Fair.  The cost is $10 per pregnant cow or recipient.  By June 1st, if you still like that calf, you continue to nominate that calf to go forward for another $25.  The final nomination is Oct 1st and if that calf is still looking the part for $40 it will be entered in the Future stars Class.

We also have a Director of Eastern Development and Corporate Sponsorship for our region.  Starting on February 24th, Chris Penton of Ottawa started his new role with the CAA supporting Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

It has been a pleasure serving this past year as the Ontario Angus Association president and I look forward to what the next year brings and welcome any feedback and ideas from the membership at any time

Thanks Paula Cornish


CAA Directors Report – 2019 in Review

Your CAA board had started with a new CEO – Myles Immerkar. Myles was tasked with opening new doors to partnerships and relationships in the cattle business along with showing a prudent financial year. Myles has showed remarkable leadership in guiding our association and members to a strong financial year and has not let up into 2020.

We had a successful convention in Drumheller, Alberta this past June with great attendance and programming. Bob Hahn took over as President with Shawn Birmingham voted as President-Elect.

A whole herd index was discussed with ABICUS personal. This is in its early stages but may move us closer to having an index that is similar to $Beef in the USA. The Building the Legacy Sale was well supported for the Foundation which supports youth programs and angus research. As well the History Book was launched at convention with great initial uptake.

Angus Now was launched the previous year but is the registration platform going forward. Technology will be leading us into the next decade. Kajal has been working with new genetic research on creating EPD’s on feet and legs, teat and udder and immunity. This is positive momentum for members to have these tools to make genetic improvements on their farms.

In September the board was invited to the American Angus Headquarters in Missouri where we had a very successful board meeting. Learning how the AAA operate and what divisions make up the operations allowed us to understand the strength of our partners to the south. While we were in Missouri we spent an insightful evening with Tom Burke at his office where he hosted a barbeque and tour of the office. The knowledge and history Tom discussed was amazing but the passion he displayed in his office is absolutely remarkable.

The magazine, Angus Life, was undertaken this fall with a 2020 roll out. This is to be a member education piece to make sure our members know the programs that are available to them. We want to make sure this sits in the book case for reference all year. As well this is a good fundraiser.

This fall we entered into a Rancher’s Endorsed partnership  with JBS in Alberta. We are opening doors with our product but where the test will be is to increase consumer consumption. We need to listen to the commercial cattle producer on their needs.

In closing this past year has been a progressive year and we want to keep the momentum going. Watch for the new website as it looks to be full of information and helpful links including the provincial associations. Let’s keep the positive momentum going in the Angus breed.


Graham McLean

Ontario Jr Angus 2019 Report

2019 proved to be a busy and successful year for the Ontario Junior Angus Association. The board continued to grow and undertake new projects with enthusiasm and dedication. Through these new initiatives, the board was able to engage more junior Angus members from across the province than ever before.

The largest undertaking to date was to plan and execute the first ever multi-day provincial Junior Angus show “Blackout”. The inaugural show was held at the Lindsay fairgrounds in conjunction with the Ontario Junior Simmental “Classic” show. Dubbed the double feature weekend, 42 juniors competed in a variety of events including showmanship, confirmation, fitting, judging, scrapbooking, art, photography and more!

In July, the Hambly family generously hosted field day where there were several junior competitions and many games organized by the Junior board. Once again, the Angus Preview show in Brampton hosted their junior show which saw 36 young people participate in several events. In November the Junior Angus showmanship competition was held at the Royal with 50 participants. Grand Champion showperson was Abby Debus and reserve Champion was Madison Ethier. Both girls will receive sponsorship from the Junior Association to attend the American Junior Nationals in Pennsylvania.

GOAL conference was held in Calgary this February and was attended by Ontario juniors Morgan MacIntyre, Denver Bolton and Charlene Elliott. GOAL 2021 is scheduled to commence February 13-15 in Toronto, Ontario. Charlene was also elected to the Canadian Junior Angus Board last March as the representative for Ontario. She has been busy. She started her term at the National Show “Showdown” in Barriere, BC back July. Herself, Kaitlin Cavanagh, Arielle Aubrey, Jarrett Hargrave, and Ashley McConnell all attended. This year the show will be July 23-25th in Brandon, Manitoba. Charlene encourages Ontario juniors to attend GOAL conference and Showdown each year. Please feel free to contact her with any questions regarding these opportunities.

Looking to the year ahead, 2020 promises to be just as action packed with the OJAA hosting their AGM at the Jr Beef Expo in London. We would like to extend the invite to any interested juniors to attend. There are several board vacancies to be filled and regardless of intent to join the board, we encourage these junior members to voice their input on the activities planned for the coming year.

All of these wonderful events would not be possible without the support of industry members such as yourselves. The generosity of breeders and businesses in sponsoring these juniors has certainly allowed the board to continue their efforts to build the junior angus program in Ontario. On behalf of the Ontario Junior Angus Association, we would like to thank you all for your continued investment in the future of our breed in Ontario. Blackout 2020 is scheduled for July 17-19th in Lindsay, we look forward to seeing you there!

Angus Draw

Julie Townsend reported that the 2019 Angus Draw lottery was again drawn during the National Angus Show at the Royal.  There were a total of 360 Angus Draw tickets sold, with Brad Gilchrist as the winner of $1800.00.  As our lottery license is issued through the City of Toronto, one of the stipulations is that all proceeds must be used to educate and inform the city of Toronto’s residents.  In following these guidelines, the Ontario Angus Board of Directors voted to purchase a digital display to help promote the Angus breed and to help to inform the general public about Angus cattle.  In recent years it seems as though interest and excitement for the Angus Draw lottery has been dwindling.  The Board of Directors is considering looking at other fundraising options engage the membership.



      The 2019 Canadian Junior Angus GOAL Conference was held in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan.  The CAF Legacy Scholarship recipients were as follows:

1st place – Matthew McGillvary of Kamloops BC – $5000. scholarship

2nd place – Jarrett Hargrave of Proton Station, ON – $3000. scholarship

3rd place – Naomi Best of Harding, MB – $2000. scholarship

Charlene Elliott of Kenilworth, ON and Tyra Fox of Lloydminister, SK , the 2 runner ups each received $500.

Jasmine Broeder of Assinibois, SK won the $3000. heifer voucher lucky draw for those attending GOAL.

Canadian Angus Annual meetings were held in Drumheler, AB  in June where the Foundation launched the latest Angus History Book – The Breed, The Legends, The History.

Good News!  A grant from the Alberta Historical Foundation that the CAF applied for in January was approved in the amount of $10,000. towards helping to off set the printing costs or the History Book.

Thanks to everyone who has supported our History Book project.

As well at the Annual meetings Lexi Hicks of Mortlack, SK won the Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador award.

Congratulations to our Ontario Junior Angus President, Charlene Elliott of Kenilworth , ON who won the Dick Turner Memorial Award receiving $1000.  Charlene was one of the 4 finalists competing in the Ambassador program.

Chad Hollinger of Neuford, SK was awarded the Outstanding Young Breeder Award.

Our 8th Legacy Sale followed the Saturday night banquet which brought in $124,000 !   Thanks to everyone who supported the sale and I encourage you to support  our 9th Legacy Sale , June 13, 2020 in Moncton NB .

At Showdown in July 2019 Colt Kornfield, of Val Marie, SK was awarded the CAF Junior Angus Stockman  of the year.

The 3 lucky winners of the heifer voucher draws were Garrett Klein – $3000. and Riley Bapty  and Amy Nesjen each winning $2000. (from juniors attending showdown).

In October at our Foundation planning meetings in Calgary besides reviewing our scholarships, bursaries and setting the budget for 2020, we explored new  ideas for future fundraising, planned giving as well as making better use of social media to increase visibility of the Foundation.

Kirk Wildman of Sandugo, AB is the new chair of the Foundation.  When you have a chance , read Kirk’s article page 164 in the 1st publication of Angus Life 2020 ( one issue each  year) .

Please encourage any Juniors to take advantage and apply for scholarships  and bursaries.  Partaking can be career building.  Check on the Junior Angus website, The Canadian Junior newsletter, as well as the monthly Canadian Angus Advisor for further information.

CAF MISSION STATEMENT:    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.

CAF VISION STATEMENT:      With inspiration and bold initiatives we create opportunities to grow our legacy.

submitted by Sylvia Jackson

CAF Director

A.Cameron McTaggart Scholarship

Report on the status of the Cameron McTaggart Scholarship as of Dec. 31, 2019

Guaranteed Investment Certificates ( GICs)

Maturity Date                                          Value                           Maturity Value

Aug. 11, 2021        @3.1%                       $2394.88                     $2585.01

March 14, 2022     @2.4%                     $8908.24                     $9583.23

Dec. 17, 2020        @1.82%                      $1157.64                     $1178.77

Total Value Dec. 31, 2019  $12,704.04

Total Value at Maturity $13, 704.07

Unfortunately, no one applied for a scholarship this year or last year.  Surely there are 4-H members showing Angus calves and entering college or university that could use a $500 scholarship.

I would recommend the Ontario Angus Association Board of Directors review how we are advertising the scholarship and make some changes.

Thank you to the local Angus clubs for their continued donations.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Harron



Eastern Ontario Angus Association 2019 Report

The Eastern Ontario Angus Association annual meeting was held on February 2, 2019 at the home of Mike, Lisa & Cole Fallis- Fallis Land & Cattle.  A delicious meal, annual meeting and social time was enjoyed by all.

A decision was made by the club in 2019, with input from membership, to change the Points show from Lindsay Fair to Peterborough Ex.  The Points show was well attended and supported by Angus breeders.  The EOAA supported the show by once again sponsoring class awards.  Thank you to all of our sponsor farms.

The Club also provided sponsorship to the Ontario Junior Angus Association through sponsorship of the Blackout Show and the Jr. show at Brampton fair.

It was also a highlight for the club to have provided 58 4-H members with breed awards for exhibiting Angus heifers in 2019, so great to see so many 4-Hers showing Angus!

EOAA also proudly continues to sponsor the Jr Bull Champion Banner at The Royal Winter Fair.

The East Central Ontario Cattlemen’s Choice sale was held November 16 2019 at Hoards Station Sale Barn.  Despite sales being lower than previous years, the sale overall was a success.

Our Club is looking forward to another successful year in 2020!

Thank you to all directors and junior directors for your dedication and hard work this past year.

Central Ontario Angus Club  2019

The 2019 year began with our annual meeting held in January at the home of Bill and Sylvia Jackson.

At this AGM, Judy McDonald passed on her role as secretary/treasurer of the club; after many years of dedication to the club, the breed, and the Preview. Her devotion recognized by many.

Byron Hedley was our President and Cody Walker as our Vice President. We welcomed new faces to our board.

The COA club is always proud to host the Preview Show, which was held in September and was judged by Chester Tupling.  88 entries passed through the ring. We also hosted the Junior Preview Show judged by Steve Burgomaster, where 35 juniors entered the ring.
Thanks to Patty Lasby of Genex who again sponsored our morning exhibitor coffee and Champion prizes. To all of our banner sponsors for the Preview, thank you for your support, along with the generous support of sponsors of the Junior show- who make it a great success. And lastly, thanks to Brampton Fair for hosting and providing prize money.

We are looking forward to the 50th Anniversary of the Preview Show in 2020.

This year we gave out 43 4H awards to all members in our area with an Angus project.

Katelyn Walker


Western Ontario Angus Association Annual Report- 2019

We held several meetings during the year.

Our Annual Banquet held in April was well attended. Stan Rees of Denfield was presented with the Livestock Person of the Year award. Stan is the Owner of Denfield Livestock Exchange.

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

We made a financial donation to Glencoe, 4-H Beef Show.

We held our point show at Glencoe Fair and had lots of quality Angus Cattle shown.

Grand champion Bull- Early’s New Traction 4F

Grand Champion Female – Melmac Gertie 26F

Melmac Angus was Top Breeder and Exhibitor.

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

A memorial donation was made in memory of Ron Crawford and Marg McKellar.

Our Club is going strong and we will be promoting Angus cattle in our little corner of Ontario in 2020.

Bonnie McKellar


Ottawa Valley Angus Club 2019 Report

The Ottawa Valley Angus Club continued their commitment to supporting juniors this past year with sponsorship of the provincial Blackout show and several local 4H and junior shows. Kaitlin Cavanagh received sponsorship as well as part of the Young Stars delegation to the UK. This included belt buckles and banners at the 4H Regional Championship Show in Metcalfe for the Grand Champion Angus heifer shown by Liam Banks and Reserve to Calahan Findlay. In total 47 gifts were awarded to all 4H members who achieved with Angus projects in 2019.

February 16th the club hosted our AGM at Carp fairgrounds with guest speaker from Zoetis and year end awards presented. Purebred breeder of the year was George Bell, Bellstar Angus, commercial breeder of the year was Chase DeRouter. 2019 show bull was awarded to Heather and Curtis Munro, Edmun farms with Cedarview Hellsbells 19F and show female of the year was presented to Martha Earley, Holly & Kelly Somerville with FLC Dakota 25D. Will Pilgrim was welcomed as the newest director, filling the vacancy left by Norm James’ retirement from the board.

Another pillar of the OVAC’s mission statement is to provide an opportunity for Angus Breeders across the Valley to market their cattle. The OVAC “Classic sale” was a success with 19 consignors and 55 head selling. The 2020 sale date has been confirmed for Saturday May 30th at Hoard’s station in Campbellford.


Blue Water Angus Club Review of 2019

The Blue Water Angus Club’s Annual Meeting was held on February 9, 2019 at the Markdale Curling Club with an opportunity for social fellowship. The event was well attended with 23 members and 2 junior members.  We had the opportunity to hear from Tammi Ribey about the changes in protocols with respect to antibiotics.

The blub sponsored the Owen Sound Regional 4-H show and provided a donation to the Paisley 4-H beef club for helping with the lunch provided at the Blue Water Angus Sale. Further junior activities includes running a Junior Angus Show at the Point show held in Barrie with Jared Ball as our judge.  There were approx. 20 juniors in attendance. 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 provided coffee to all individuals that attended the Angus influenced sale at Keady Livestock during calf-o-rama week in October.

The point show was held at Barrie Fairgounds. We thank Katherine Giffen for taking care of the Point Show on behalf of the club and Ron Teeple with assisting with our Junior Show.

A highlight of our year was hosting the 72nd Annual Female Sale again on October 19, 2019.  We had 45 lots with a gross average of $129,500 and a sale average of $2,878. In addition we have 10 commercial lots average $2,160.   We would also like to make mention of Ashlyn Ostrander, Allen Steve and Matthew Meuser who purchase animals in our 2018 Blue Water Angus Sale there were shown successfully in 2019 as a 4-H project.  Each of those members received a $250 cash incentive. We raised $2200 in funds for our Juniors through the donations of semen from the associated companies.

We are excited for the planning process for 2020 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. Rodney Ribey is our nominee for Honorary President and Don & Betty McNalty, Rob Roy Angus are put forward as our nominee for Purebred Breeder of the Year. Our commercial breeder nomination is Harvey Forbes Livestock Ltd.

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 and look forward to hearing from Graham McLean, representative to the Canadian Angus Board and Jasper Munroe from Ag Sights to speak about ultra sounding measures in Bulls.

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

Amanda Hammell, Secretary/Treasurer Blue Water Angus Club


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


Select Sires Genervations 


Genex (Patty Lasby)

Erin Agricultural Society

Ottawa Valley Angus Club

Bluewater Angus Club

Eastern Ontario Angus Club

Western Ontario Angus Club

Central Ontario Angus Club

2019 Award Recipients


2019 Commercial Breeder of the Year

Harvey Forbes and Family


                                                                                         Pictured L-R  OAA President Paula Cornish & The Forbes Family

The Forbes ancestors settled on the Bruce Peninsula near Lions Head in the 1920’s and although the Forbes family have remained on the original homestead since then, the farm operation has grown significantly through the generations.

Harvey Forbes purchased the family farm in 1964. Harvey, his wife Patricia, their two sons, Rick and Gary and their grandson Tyson with part time assistance from their granddaughters currently have a cow calf operation consisting of just over 500 cows which are heavily influenced by Angus genetics. The majority of the cows are Angus and mostly black. The cow herd is serviced by approximately 20 Angus bulls.

They also feed stockers on an annual basis with approximately 500 being fed at home and another 1000 being fed in the west. The western cattle will come home each spring and are pastured over the summer. A long term arrangement has existed with a local feedlot to purchase the steers in the fall. Harvey is also involved in procuring a significant number of cattle for others each year

The Forbes family land base is approximately 4000 acres with 2200 acres owned and 1800 acres rented where they grow a majority of their own feed. 200 to 300 acres of their land is cropped each year to re-establish hay or pasture ground. Their land base is spread over a significant area with some land up to 50 mile from their home base.



2019 O.A.A. Purebred Breeder of the Year is

Rob Roy Angus  Don and Betty McNalty  


                                                                                                                Pictured L-R  OAA President Paula Cornish, Don and Betty McNalty


We are incredibly honored and thankful to be awarded the 2019 Purebred Breeder Award amongst so many deserving breeders in Ontario. We extend our sincerest gratitude to the Blue Water Club for our nomination and to the Ontario Angus Association for the Award.

Our Angus herd was created in 1994 with a 4H heifer purchased from Glen Islay. The herd initially grew with additional purchases for our daughter’s 4H projects and later for the overall genetic development and advancement of our Angus herd which for last 15 years has been around 35 cows.

Don has been a longstanding member of the Blue Water club which included an extended term as President, chairperson of various club endeavors and for the last few years the Blue Water appointment to the Ontario Angus Board. Being involved with the local club and the Ontario Association has been an incredible opportunity for which we are very thankful. It has created friendships and relationships from across the Province and beyond.

We are not regularly seen in the show ring but we have tried to have a positive impact to the Angus breed through participation in the overall governance of our breed associations, as consignors and purchasers of Angus genetics, as promoters of the positive traits of Angus cattle and through the encouragement of our youth as a 4H leader and source for 4H projects for over 20 years.

As noted initially there are many very deserving and outstanding breeders in Ontario for this award which makes being the recipient for 2019 so very special. We thank so many of those breeders for the relationships, friendships, guidance and mentorship over the years.

Thanks to everyone, Don and Betty McNalty, Rob Roy Angus

  2019 O.A.A.  Honorary Presidents are

Ron and Linda Bryant

                                                                                  Pictured L-R  OAA President Paula Cornish, Ron & Linda Bryant

It is with great pleasure that we accept the honor of the 2019 OAA Honorary Presidents and we would like to thank both the Eastern Ontario Club and the Ontario Angus Association for the nomination.

We purchased our first purebred Angus in 1972 from Ellanvanin, Glen Islay and a few local breeders. One of our daughters began showing in 4H in approx. 1982. We didn’t start showing competitively until 1995 and we were ecstatic to be awarded Premier Breeder in 1997.

Breeding and showing Angus cattle has given us a great deal of satisfaction.

We have enjoyed working with several young Juniors over the years and following their accomplishments.

Ron has been a director for the EOA for approx. 30 years and spent one term on the OAA board.

Things are winding down a little now but we have a lot of great memories of the cattle and the friends that we have met along the way.


2019  O.A.A. Show Bull of the Year award is presented to

Graco Converstation 14F

Owned by Tullamore Angus 


2019 O.A.A. Show Female of the Year award is presented to

Vos Vegas Pearl 6E

                Owned by Hailie Conley & Andy Vos