Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Contractural Arachnodactyly (Fawn Calf Syndrome)

Check this link for information about Contractural Arachnodactyly, http://www.angus.org/Pub/CA/CA_Notice_072610.pdf. Among the carriers that will affect Canadian herds are Bon View Bando 598 and SAF 598 Bando 5175. The entire list of carriers and non-carriers that have been tested so far is on the link above.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Who's Who in the PEI Angus Association

Canadian Angus Association
Maritime Director: Jim Colodey

Maritime Angus Association
President: Tim Dixon
Director: Julie Mutch

PEI Angus Association
President: Kurt Duncan
Vice-President: Ian Drake
Secretary-Treasurer: Hilda Colodey
Directors: Peter Dixon, Tim Dixon, Robert Holmes, Julie Mutch

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gold Show Honoree(s)

Prince Edward Island Angus Association Gold Show Honoree(s)

The 2010 Angus Gold Show at Old Home Week will be named in honor of an individual or farm that has made significant contributions to the PEI, Maritime, and Canadian Angus Associations.

To the nominating committee or individual:

Clearly outline the nominee's contributions to the Angus breed without allowing the submission to become repetitive and lengthy. Please do not include pictures or newspaper articles.

A complete nomination should contain:

Part 1: A maximum of one page introduction to the nominee.

Part 2: A summary may be point form of the nominee's involvement in the Angus breed. This can include volunteer commitments, show results, sale information, et al. Describe the nominee's involvement, impact, initiatives and achievements in and with the Angus breed at the local, provincial, national and international level. Include approximate time period if possible.

Part 3: A letter of support for the nominee from the nominator. Please outline the nominee's leadership, participation and impact in Angus involvements and organizations. Include dates and responsibilities if possible.

Please note, all or part of the nomination package may be used in written form and may also be used by the show announcer at the time of the show.

Return completed nomination form to: Kurt Duncan, 40 York Point Road, Cornwall, PE, C0A 1H0

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors of the PEI Angus Association to select the individual or farm to be honored. All nominations will be kept for consideration for future show honorees.

Deadline: August 10, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Metro Building Supplies Ltd.

Metro Building Supplies Ltd. is the latest sponsor to join the PEI Angus Association as a sponsor for the 2010 Old Home Week Angus Gold Show in Charlottetown as a silver sponsor. Metro Building Supplies Ltd. has been Island owned and operated since 1969. Find out more about Metro Building Supplies Ltd. at http://www.metropei.com/.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Vetoquinol Canada is returning for their fifth straight year as a silver sponsor of the Angus gold show at Old Home Week. You can visit http://www.vetoquinol.ca/ for more information about their product line.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Atlantic Stockyards Green Tag Angus Sale

Canadian Angus Association (CAA) green tag Angus feeder sales are tentatively booked for Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 and Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at the Atlantic Stockyards in Truro, Nova Scotia. These sales will be held in conjunction with the regular feeder sales scheduled for these dates.

To be eligible for the CAA green tag portion of the sale, the calves must have green CAA RFID tags. To purchase these tags or get more information about them, check out this link, http://peiangus.blogspot.com/2010/07/canadian-angus-association-rfid-tag.html.

It is recommended by Atlantic Stockyards that all calves be vaccinated for these sales.

Please contact Sean Firth at Atlantic Stockyards as soon as possible to prebook your calves for each of these sale dates. Contact information for Atlantic Stockyards is listed below.

General Office Phone: (902) 893-9603
Office Fax: (902) 893-4483

To contact Sean Firth, Owner/Manager
Cell: (902) 670-5999

Mailing Address:
PO Box 293
Truro, NS
B2N 5C1

Physical Location:
Murrays Siding
Truro, NS

Canadian Angus Association RFID tag prices

Here is a look at the current prices of Canadian Angus Association (CAA) green tags. Calves qualify to be tagged with a green CAA tag if they have at least one registered angus parent.

50 RFID tags x $2.92 each = $146.00

50 Dangle Tags x $1.00 = $50.00

Shipping = $10.00
Total cost is $206.00 plus taxes.

Click on the following link to see a copy of an order form from the CAA, tag order form. The RFID and dangle tags come in bags of 25 so the minimum order is 25. That would be a cost of $103 plus $10 shipping and gst. You may order RFID tags on their own.

All tags work with the red Allflex tagger.

There are several options to pick from on the tag order form.

You may also order directly online at https://www.formspring.com/forms/PSL-cacp_tag_order
For more information on the CAA green tag program, go to http://www.cdnangus.ca/commercial/cacp/cacp.htm

If you have any questions regarding the CAA green tag program, contact Kurt Duncan at 902-569-5907 or kurtduncan@pei.sympatico.ca or you can contact anyone at the CAA listed on the web sites listed above.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

2009 Old Home Week Video

Check out this video from Old Home Week 2009with footage of the Angus show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBsOWbKoiy8

Rules for Old Home Week Angus Show and Futurity

Below are rules that apply to the Old Home Week open Angus Gold show and the Igenity Classic Futurity.

As stated in the OHW rules and regulations booklet, "Both Angus Shows (Open/Gold Show and Futurity) will be non-aerosol/non-pressurized can shows."

The following is from the Canadian Angus Association, "In accordance with the Canadian Angus Association's Environmental Policy, the use of paint and colouring on animals in Association-sponsored shows is prohibited. The Board of Directors is responsible for checking all animals entering the show ring and refusing entry to any with paint or artificial colouring."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Good Equipment Ltd.

Good Equipment Ltd. is back for their fifth consecutive year as a gold sponsor of the Old Home Week Angus Show. Check them out at their web site,  http://www.goodequipmentltd.com/main/  You can also check out their agdealer.com link at http://www.agdealer.com/goodequipment.

Phillips Feed Service Ltd.

Phillips Feed Service Ltd. is returning for the their fifth consecutive year as a silver sponsor at the Old Home Week Angus Show. You can check out Phillips Feed Service at http://www.peilocal.com/phillipsfeed.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is a gold sponsor for the 2010 Angus Show at Old Home Week. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has been a sponsor with the PEI Angus Association since 2006. Check out their web site for more information, http://www.intervet.ca/.


Genex is returning as a gold sponsor for 2010 with prizes for the Angus Gold Show at Old Home Week. Genex began it's sponsorship with the PEI Angus Association in 2009. For more information on the Genex bull lineup, check out their web site at http://genex.crinet.com/page45/Beef. You can also become a fan of Genex on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GenexCRI. For Maritime Beef Sales contact Kurt Duncan at kurtduncan@pei.sympatico.ca or 902-569-5907 for further information.

Maritime Electric

Maritime Electric is returning as a gold sponsor for the 2010 Old Home Week Angus Gold Show in Charlottetown. Maritime Electric has been a sponsor with the PEI Angus Association since 2008. For more information about Maritime Electric, visit their web site at http://www.maritimeelectric.com/.

Reddin Equipment

The PEI Angus Association would like to welcome back Reddin Equipment as a gold sponsor for our 2010 Canadian Angus Association Gold Show at Old Home Week in Charlottetown, PEI on August 20th. Reddin Equipment has been a sponsor with the PEI Angus Association since 2007. For more information on Reddin Equipment, go to http://www.reddin.com/ or go to their agdealer.com link at http://www.agdealer.com/5999or join them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reddin-Equipment/261554168603/reddin