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2016 MARITIME LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING AND JUNIOR SHOW
For the second year the Cooper family of Balamore Farm of Great Village, Nova Scotia, hosted our annual meeting and junior show on their farm on September 10 & 11. An incredible response to the event with 33 juniors entered. This is up from 29 juniors last year. Plus there were cattle there from seven herds, up from five last year.
Once the dust settle, the top junior was Taylor Stewart. The reserve spot went to William Cooper. Judges Eric Boom and Tara Chalack of Lucky Lake Saskatchewan did an excellent job of judging the junior show, as well as speaking to people as to what the market is looking for today in purebred cattle.
This event could not have happened if it wasn't for a great group of sponsors of the event. Cash contributors, Central Equipment, Truro Agromart, Master Packaging, Antigonish Farmers Insurance, Atlantic Stockyards, Green Diamond Equipment, ASB Greenworld, Manfred Zillig and Lois Brown, Clarences Farm Services, T. O. Plastics, Blue Diamond Limousin, Grant Thornton, N.S. Cattle Producers, and Matt Heleniack of Norwich Packers. Those who donated in kind, Top of the Hill Farm, Higgins Lumber and Jill Renton. And those who donated semen. Clark Cattle Company, Top Meadow Farms, Hutton Land and Cattle Company, Pinnacle View, Rail Line Farm, Bohrson Marketing Services and Balamore Farms.
At the annual meeting, we welcomed a new director to the board, Fred Porter of Nova Scotia, a new Limousin breeder. As well, the board committed to offering to host the National Canadian Limousin Association Annual Meeting and Junior Show in 2018. The last time the annual meeting was held in Maritimes was in 1990, so this is long overdue!
For more junior results, please go to the junior tab on our website or visit our facebook page for Maritime Limousin Association. Huge thank you to Jill Renton, of Jill Renton Photography who took the great pictures you will see there. Double bonus is she soon will be our newest Maritime purebred Limousin breeder with her purchase of a Limousin heifer this fall!
Jill Renton Photography
2016 BULL SALES
Balamore Farms 4th Annual Thickness Sells Bull Sale was the first of two bull sales that are held each year in Nova Scotia. And what a sale it was! Thirteen bulls sold for $7,038, the highest Limousin sale average in Canada in 2016. Prices ranged from $5,750 to $10,250. Red bulls sold for an average of $7,562 compared to the black average of $6,200. The high seller of the sale was 406B, a powerful Westood son, that was the pick of most there sale day. He sold to River Mac Farms in Antiognish.
The second sale is the long running sale at the conclusion of the Maritime Beef Test Society's annual bull test. This year 6 Limousin bulls sold for an average of $3,792. The high seller, an entry from Othberg Limousin, sold for $4,750 to Carol Miberry. This test is unique in that it offers TMR testing for feed efficiency, and this year was no different in several Limousin were top in the test for feed conversion.
We have added a classified section to the website. Please feed free to contact Barb at 902 639-2064 if you wish to add your ad. For MLA members only.
Jill Renton Photography