Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking for Angus Bulls This Spring?

Check out the bull reports at the Maritime Beef Test Station and Dixon Farms in preparation for spring buying.  Some bulls are for sale by the owners now and will be available for pickup after they have completed their test period in March.

Keep an eye on the Bulls For Sale link at the top of the page for other bulls that are available.

If you would like your bulls added to the Bulls For Sale page, contact kurtduncan@pei.sympatico.ca

Monday, December 24, 2012

2013 Ivomec Angus Futurity Entries

Here are the entry numbers for the 2013 Ivomec Angus Futurity to be held in Charlottetown in August.


73 cows are nominated with their 2013 calves.  This is down by 7 from last year.

25 yearling heifers are nominated.  This is up from 18 last year.

6 two year old cows are nominated.  This is up from 5 last year. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Futurity Deadline is December 15th



First round nominations for the 2013 Ivomec Angus Futurity in Charlottetown are due by December 15th.


For further information, click here or contact Ronnie Ford.



                                    585 Crooked Creek Rd.
                                    RTE 251, Oyster Bed
PEI       C1E 0M2
                                    Email: ronnie.ford@bellaliant.net

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Purebred cows for sale

Worth-a-Bit Angus has three purebred cows for sale. These 3, 4 and 5 year old cows will be calving in January and February to one of our two herdsires HF Torque 171W or Chico Xplosive 8X (pictured below).  email dixonfarms1@live.com or phone 902 432 4771.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bred Female For Sale

BLACK RIVER ETTA'S SUZIE Q
#1642816
Sire: BCC-JLC Emblazon 038-287       Dam: Springvale Black River Etta

Reg'd Angus 2 1/2 yr. old heifer pasture bred to WHEATLEY RIVER YOGI LIMESTONE  August 22/12 to late October. This is a larger heifer bred to a very quiet and calm young bull.  Yogi's sire:  Limestone Darkhorse U322   and dam:  Wheatley River Utopia 1431148.

Call 902-566-5269 or e-mail brquarterhorses@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Remembering Frank Mutch

Frank S. Mutch
Long time Prince Edward Island Angus Breeder Frank Mutch has passed away at the age of 80.  Here is the link to the obituary with funeral details, http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-331645-frank-s-mutch.html

Here are some links about Frank and his family.

50 Year CAA Award
http://peiangus.blogspot.ca/2011/07/mutch-family-receives-50-year-canadian.html

Gold Show Honorees
http://peiangus.blogspot.ca/2010/08/2010-gold-show-honorees.html

Monday, November 5, 2012

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Angus Association will be held on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:30 pm at the Clyde River Community Centre.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

2012 Angus in Action Sale Results

Lot 1B, sold to Jeff Matheson for $2300.

Lot 2, sold to Jeff Matheson for $2050.

Lot 3, sold to Calvin Siddall for $2550.

Lot 4, sold to Maple Meadow Farm for $1600.

Lot 5, sold to Dustin McCabe for $1200.

Lot 6, sold to Weldon Estabrooks for $1550.

Lot 7, sold to Weldon Estabrooks for $1750.

Lot 8, sold to Maple Meadow Farm for $1650.

Lot 9, sold to Irwin Jewell for $2500.

Lot 10, sold to Dwight Emberley for $1500.

Lot 11, sold to Richard Feeney for $1525.

Lot 12, sold to Richard Feeney for $1475.

Lot 13, sold to Holland Cahill for $1425.

Lot 14, sold to John MacDonald for $1600.

Lot 15, sold to Holland Cahill for $1525.

Lot 16, sold to Greg Ellis for $1775

Lot 17, sold to Trevor Welch for $1700.

Lot 18, sold to John MacDonald for $1700.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Worth-a-Bit Angus Sale Entries

We have decided to spice up our purebred entry in the Angus in Action Sale Saturday October 20th. Our original consignment TXE 7Z will now be offered along with two other heifer calves as choice with only one selling and the other two coming back home.


1Z Worth-a-Bit Pride 1Z  Double AA Old Post  x  DD Elevation 127 9440   pedigree here   Jan 1/12

This has been a great calf from day 1. Her dam was purchased in this sale in 2009 and her MVF VRD Dateline daughter who was in dam at time of purchase weaned off a 685 lb Connealy Thunder calf in August (1st calf two year old). Deepest and stylish of the three.



Worth-a-Bit Queedy 7Z      Worth-a-Bit New Frontier x Stockman 365 son   pedigree here.  Jan 16/12

7Z was our original offering and she comes from a very good cow family. Soft made and free moving, she will be a great cow. She has the most muscle and pounds of the three.


Worth-a-Bit Queedy 14Z     HF Torque 171W  x Harmony Hill Abound       pedigree here     Jan 28/12

The first Torque calf to ever be offered for sale!  This calf is moderate framed, sweet fronted and very gentle. She would make a great 4-H project. She comes from the same cow family as TXE 7Z but her dam is a 12 yr old cow that didn't milk well this spring and therefore she is a little behind the other two calves. Lots of potential here.

Check out our crossbred offerings as well as the rest of the catalogue here.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Benefit for Buddy Loane-Saturday Night

A benefit is being held for Harry (Buddy) Loane of Kilmuir, PEI. On August 31, Buddy was referred to the QEII Eye Centre about a “skin tag” on the back of his eye only to find out that he has a malignant tumor attached to the optical nerve. The eye specialist in Halifax told him and his family that they could not help him, that they were referring him to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario. He will travel to Toronto on October 8-11 for a consultation, more testing and hopefully, a treatment plan.

For those of you who know Buddy you would say he is far from shy, thus he has a huge involvement in the local and farming community. He’s been a 4-H Club Leader and a District Representative, a Director of the PEI Cattlemen’s Assoc., president of the PEI Swine Assoc., Director of the Dundas Plowing Match, President of the Maritime Angus Assoc., Angus Rep. on the Provincial Exhibition Board, and Director of The Canadian Angus Assoc. Two years ago, he received a 50 year award from the Canadian Angus Assoc. Buddy is retired now, but used to be a bus driver for the Eastern School District, Unit #4. Buddy and Bev have been together for 43 years of marriage, farming, 2 children, 4 grand-children, diabetes, 3 heart-attacks and now this new challenge.

Family, friends and loved ones will be holding a benefit on October 13th, 2012 at the Murray River Hall from 7pm till 10pm. There will be lots of local talent such as Kim Albert, Garnet Buell, Neil Matthews, Charlie Hanson and many more. Today, we are asking you to make this benefit a success, as the family is encountering mounting travel expenses for treatment. Enjoy a 50/50 draw, auction, great lunch and wonderful entertainment. Food donations towards the lunch are also encouraged. Admission is $5.00 each and donations at the door are gratefully accepted and appreciated. All proceeds from the event will be given to the Guest of Honor. Please contact Garnet Buell at 902-962-3846, Allison Ings 902-651-2781 or Kim Albert 902-672-2409

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thanks for the shout out Kurt! I will be hitting up some other PEI Angus breeders for Open Farm Day next year I'm sure ....hint hint ;) 
- Julie


In the meantime, here is an intersting perspective from Ian Petrie ( food matters blog)  on the rising prices of grain and corn, for anyone who is interested...

http://foodmatters-petrie.blogspot.ca/2012/09/changes-in-kitchen-and-on-farm.html



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PEI Open Farm Day



Congratulations to PEI Angus Breeders Dixon Farms/Worth-a-Bit Angus on their participation in the 2012 edition of PEI Open Farm Day.

Congratulations as well to PEI Angus Breeder Julie Mutch who co-ordinated the province wide event.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Worth-a-Bit Angus Calves

 TXE 14Z    Jan 28 heifer by HF Torque 171W
 TXE 17Z   Feb 1 heifer by Worth-a-Bit New Frontier 1U
 TXE 1Z   Jan 1 heifer by  Double AA Old Post
 TXE 27Z     April bull calf by HF Torque 171W
TXE 7Z   heifer calf by Worth-a-Bit New Frontier 1U

www.dixonfarms.ca

Sunday, August 26, 2012

More Pictures from Old Home Week

JEM Bismark 10Z (S A V Bismarck 5682) was named the Champion Angus Bull Calf at the Igenity Angus Classic Futurity in Charlottetown.  10Z is owned by Julie Mutch.
JEM Classy Lady 42T (Sitz Tradition RLS 02) was named the Grand Champion Angus Female and Supreme Champion Female at the Provincial Exhibition at Old Home Week in Charlottetown.  42T was also named the Grand Champion Angus Female and the Supreme Champion Female at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Truro.  Her calf, MFS Grizzley 8Z (Soo Line Grizzly 9034) was the Reserve Grand Champion Angus Male at Old Home Week, Reserve Champion Bull Calf in the Igenity Angus Classic, and Grand Champion Angus Male at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Truro.  Both animals are owned by Stephen and Jennie Mutch of Mutch Farms.


JEM Rosebud 16Z (S A V Net Worth 4200) was the Champion Heifer Calf and Reserve Junior Champion Female at Old Home Week. 16Z was also the Champion Heifer Calf in the Igenity Angus Classic.  16Z is owned by Ernie and Joanne Mutch of JEM Farms.

Results from NSPE

Bull Calf
1. MFS Grizzly, Mutch Farms.  He was also the Grand Champion Angus Male.
2.MKHF Harry 124Z, MacKinnon Homestea. He was also the Reserve Grand Champion Angus Male.
3. Bannockburn Valley CC&7 18Z, Bannockburn Valley Farm


Yearling Bull
1. HMF Blackman 17Y, Top of the Hill Farm

HEIFER CALVES:
1. Miltonvale Missie. Miltonvale Angus
2. RG Zera 2Z, R G Angus
3. RG Zoey 3Z, R G Angus
4. HMF Primrose 14Z, Top of the Hill Farm
5. Red Lorcain Soo's Wildflower, Geoff Larkin

YEARLINGS:
1. Bannockburn Valley Bride 19Y, Bannockburn Valley Farm 
2. Bannockburn Valley Pride 12Y, Bannockburn Valley Farm
3. Bannockburn Valley Esk 44Y,  Bannockburn Valley Farm
4. Locust Grove Blackbird 11Y, MacKinnon Homestead
5.Black NLDS Bismark 332Y, MacKinnon Homestead
6. Miltonvale Blackbird, Miltonvale Angus
7. Brandy Brook Yahoo 1Y, Brandy Brook Farm
8. KJDF Yvonne 11Y, Top of the Hill Farm
9. Broken Bow Maxy, Melanie Delong
10. DMM Lady Blackbird, R G Angus
11. Red Ter Ron Annie, Geoff Larkin

2 YEAR OLD & CALF
1. Bannockburn Valley Rose 12X, Bannockburn Valley Farm
2. Locust Grove Marion 9X, MacKinnon Homestead
3. HMF Primrose 6X, Top of the Hill Farm
4. Red Soo Line Rebecca, Geoff Larkin

Mature Cow
1. J E M Classy Lady 42T, Mutch Farms.  Senior Champion and Grand Champion Angus Female
2. Esker View Polly 1U, Miltonvale Angus, Reserve Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Angus Female

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor - Bannockburn Valley Farm

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ooops, she did it again...

For the second time in a week, J E M Classy Lady 42T and her calf, MFS Grizzly owned by Mutch Farms were named Supreme Champion Female.  One week ago, it was at the Prince Edward Island Exhibition at Old Home Week in Charlottetown and today, it was at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Truro.



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PEI Angus Breeder gives veterinarian advice on CAA website

Catherine Colodey (Bannockburn Maples Angus) is the guest veterinarian this month for the Canadian Angus Association Ask a Vet segment.

Catherine Colodey, DVM, works for Prairie Animal Health Centre of Weyburn in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She is originally from Clyde River, PEI with an extensive Angus background as a CJAA member and as the first Junior Ambassador. Her knowledge and time commitment to Ask the Vet is very much appreciated. 


 




Grand Champion Bull at Old Home Week

HMF Kodiak 3Z sired by Soo Line Kodiak 9194 was selected as the Grand Champion Male and Champion Bull Calf at the Gold Show in Charlottetown, PE at Old Home Week. The bull is owned by Temple Stewart of Hampshire Meadow Farms of Hampshire, PE. Blair Campbell is on the halter.

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Signs Available

Get your sign from the Maritime Angus Association for promotion of your herd and the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program. Contact the MAA at  maritimeangus@hotmail.com


Friday, August 17, 2012

Old Home Week Results

Bull, Calf, born in 2012 (first split)

1st     HMF Kodiak 3Z (Soo Line Kodiak 9194) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

2nd    Red Lindale Ziego RW 2Z (Red Brylor SDL Redwood 217S) - Dale & Linda Lackie, Southfield, NB

3rd     HMF Kodiak 5Z (Soo Line Kodiak 9194) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

4th     JEM Bismark 10Z (S A V Bismarck 5682) - Julie Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

5th     JEM Old Post 12Z (Double AA Old Post Bandolier) - Ernie & Joanne Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

6th     HMF Bismark 2Z (S A V Bismarck 5682) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

Bull, Calf, born in 2012 (second split)

1st     MFS Grizzley 8Z (Soo Line Grizzly 9034) - Mutch Farms, Cornwall, PEI

2nd    MKHF Harry 124Z (GDAR Game Day 449) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

3rd     MKHF Hawkeye 122Z (BC Eagle Eye 110-7) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

4th     Bannockburn Valley CC&7 18Z (Sydgen CC&7) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

5th     Dusty Breeze Zanzibar 1Z (Dusty Breeze Tim 1X) - Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB

Bull, Yearling, born January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

1st     HMF Blackman 17Y (TGA Blackman 8311U) - Top of the Hill Farm, Southampton, NS

Grand Champion Bull: HMF Kodiak 3Z - Temple Stewart

Reserve Grand Champion Bull: MFS Grizzley 8Z -Mutch Farms

Female, born in 2012 (first split)


1st     JEM Rosebud 16Z (S A V Net Worth 4200) - Ernie & Joanne Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

2nd    JEM Classy Lady 11Z (S A V Bismarck 5682) - Julie Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

3rd     Miltonvale Missie 2Z (TC Total 410) - Colby MacQuarrie, Milton, PEI

4th     JEM Classy Lady 14Z (S A V Bismarck 5682) - Julie Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

5th     MKHF Emmy 121Z (BC Lookout 7024) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

6th     HMF Pride 4Z (Soo Line Kodiak 9194) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

7th     Wheatley River Maiden 5Z (GDAR Game Day 449) - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI

Female, born in 2012 (second split)


1st     HMF Lori 11Z (HMF Stargate 10W) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

2nd    Loyalist View Eileen 2Z (S A V Net Worth 4200) - James Worth, Hampshire, PEI

3rd     Bannockburn Valley Rose 16Z (Sydgen CC&7) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

4th     Wheatley River Coreen 9Z (S A V Bismarck 5682)- Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI

5th     Red Wheatley River Omeron 14Z (Red Lazy MC Gridiron) - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI

6th     HMF Primrose 14Z (S A V Bismarck 5682) - Top of the Hill Farm, Southampton, NS

7th     Bannockburn Valley Bride 21Z (HARB Pendleton 675 JH) - Kenneth & Carolyn Lisson, Apohaqui, NB

8th     Dusty Breeze Nibs 2Z (Dusty Breeze Tim 1X) - Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB

Female, Yearling, born January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 (first split) 


1st     Locust Grove Blackbird 11Y (MCC Blackout 404) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

2nd    Bannockburn Valley Dolly 7Y (S A V Net Worth 4200) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

3rd     KJDF Yvonne 11Y (Krone Royal 1140) - Top of the Hill Farm, Southampton, NS

4th     JEM Classy Lady 15Y (S A V Bismarck 5682) - Julie Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI


5th     Miltonvale Blackbird 1Y  (Glen Islay Battlecry 27L) - Colby MacQuarrie, Milton, PEI

6th     Cable Head Queen 8Y (Royal Stockman 46E) - Richard Palmer, St. Peter's Bay, PEI

7th     Worth-A-Bit Annie K 4Y (Red SVR Gangster 14S) - Worth-A-Bit Angus, RR #2 Albany, PEI

Female, Yearling, born January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 (second split)
 

1st     MKHF Mistress 1Y (S A V Bismarck 5682) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

2nd    Bannockburn Valley Pride 12Y (JS Net Worth 879) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

3rd     Bannockburn Valley Bride 19Y (JS Net Worth 879) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

4th     Black NLDS Bismark 332Y (S A V Bismarck 5682) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

5th     Brantnor's Erica 19Y (S A V Predominant 4438) - Nathan Greeno, RR #2 Amherst, NS

6th     Wheatley River Yasmine 10Y (Youngdale Superior 14S) - Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI

7th     Dusty Breeze Yola 1Y (Cherry Knoll Reflection 8004) - Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB

Female, Yearling, born January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 (third split)

1st     Bannockburn Valley Lady 47Y (JS Kodiak 1T) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

2nd    Bannockburn Valley Rose 43Y (JS Kodiak 1T) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

3rd     Bannockburn Valley Eask 44Y (JS Kodiak 1T) - Bannockburn Valley Farm. Clyde River, PEI

4th     Clyde River Bardolia 7Y (DFCC 33T Bad Boy 51W) - MacQuarrie Bros., Clyde River, PEI

5th     Brandy Brook Yahoo 1Y (Bannockburn Valley Net Worth) - Andrew Meekins & Nadine Brooks, Camden, NS

6th     Dusty Breeze Lady A 4Y (Cherry Knoll Reflection 8004)  - Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB

Junior Champion Female: Locust Grove Blackbird 11Y - MacKinnon Homestead

Reserve Junior Champion Female: JEM Rosebud 16Z - Ernie & Joanne Mutch

Female, born January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 with 2012 calf at foot (first split)

 
1st     JEM Classy Lady 5X (Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy 509R) - Julie Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

2nd    JEM Classy Lady 4X (Youngdale Touchdown 36M) - Julie Mutch, RR #3 Vernon River, PEI

3rd     Bannockburn Valley Rose 6X (HARB Pendleton 765 JH) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

4th     Locust Grove Marion 9X (S A V Net Worth 4200) - MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI

5th     Worth-A-Bit Licorice 9X (Youngdale Touchdown 36M) - Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB

6th     JEM Classy Lady 8X (Youngdale Touchdown 36M) - Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB

7th     Wheatley River X Maiden 9X (MVF VRD Dateline 913P) - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI

Female, born January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2010, with 2012 calf at foot (second split)

1st     Bannockburn Valley Bride 18X (JS Kodiak 1T) - Kennth & Carolyn Lisson, Apohaqui, NB

2nd    Red JD Lann Omeron 18X (Red LCHMN Top Brass 1049H) - Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI

3rd     Bannockburn Valley Rose 12X (JS Kodiak 1T) - Bannockburn Valley Farm, Clyde River, PEI

4th     HMF Blackbird 12X (JD Slapshot 3S) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

5th     HMF Primrose 6X (JD Slapshot 3S) - Top of the Hill Farm, Southampton, NS

Female, born prior to January 1, 2010 with 2012 calf at foot

1st     JEM Classy Lady 42T (Sitz Tradition RLS 02) - Mutch Farms, Cornwall, PEI

2nd    Eskerview Polly 1U (Mytty In Focus) - Colby MacQuarrie, Milton, PEI

3rd     Lindale Lori 2U (Earley Dateline 2M) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

4th     Prime Time's Coreen 25K 601S (Prime Time's Nemo) - Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI

5th     Red Lindale Moy's Maria 7R (Buddy Moosehorn Valley 1M) - Dale & Linda Lackie, Southfield, NB

6th     HMF Diamond Blackbird 1L (Malcenneh's Trail Blazer) - Temple Stewart, North Wiltshire, PEI

Senior Champion Female: JEM Classy Lady 42T - Mutch Farms

Reserve Senior Champion Female: JEM Classy Lady 5X - Julie Mutch

Grand Champion Female: JEM Classy Lady 42T - Mutch Farms

Reserve Grand Champion Female: JEM Classy Lady 5X - Julie Mutch

Get of Sire

 
1st     Julie Mutch (S A V Bismarck 5682)

2nd    Temple Stewart (Soo Line Kodiak 9194)

Breeder's Herd

 
1st     Julie Mutch

2nd    Temple Stewart

3rd     Bannockburn Valley Farm

Progeny of Dam

1st     Julie Mutch

2nd    MacKinnon Homestead

3rd     Wheatley River Farm

Premier Breeder: Bannockburn Valley Farm

Premier Exhibitor: Bannockburn Valley Farm