Sunday, October 31, 2010

Angus Breeder Profile

 Ron and Tracey Whalen
O'Faelan Farms Inc 
Herd is 125 cow/calf approximately half purebred angus from LLB Angus in Alberta, the other half purebred Gelbvieh, with some commercial crossbreds and simmental crosses as well. Bulls are imported from Ontario and Western Canada and are the best available, as well as we do 1/4 of the herd as AI each year. 

We always have heifers available and currently have seven simm cross heifers bred angus available at $850 per head and are due in May 2011.

For more information, contact Ron Whalen at

O'Faelan Farms
Ron, Tracey, Sean, Hannah, and Ciara Whalen
165 Hermitage Road
Prince Edward Island
Canada C0A 2E0

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Good luck to Prince Edward Island representatives at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.  4H members participating in the National Junior Beef Heifer Show with purebred Angus entries will be Ellen Dixon, Colby MacQuarrie, Kaitie McAloney, James Worth, and Patrick Holland.  Other members of the team are Kyle Younker, Hannah Dixon, Brady Matheson, Tricia Sanderson, and Dereck Sanderson.

Good luck to Angus breeder Julie Mutch who is participating in the Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition at the Royal.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Atlantic Stockyards Observations

Here are 3 observations from Sean Firth, owner of Atlantic Stockyards following the October sale which featured Canadian Angus Association Green Tagged Calves. 
1. Approximately 15% of the calves sold are Angus or Angus influenced.
2. The Angus calves when grouped properly will sell at or slightly below (5 cents) the Char calves, but 12-15 cents over the average of all calves at similar weights.
3. Vaccinated cattle regardless of breed were sold at a $47 per head premium over non vaccinated calves, this is a consistent trend.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Semen for Sale

Wayne and Jessie Crosby of Havenview Farms have the following semen available for sale.

WCC Adventure S212, for a picture and further information on him, visit, he is reference sire R.  There are 40 straws available on him.

SVF Star Power,  There are 7 straws available.

SAS T101 Sweet Meat, There are 3 straws available.

Club Calf
All About You,  There are 3 straws available.

For more information and prices, contact Jessie Crosby at 902-675-3204.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Angus in Action Sale Results

Below are the results from today's sale.  If there are errors or if you have further information, please send them to

The 12th annual Angus in Action Sale was held at Nappan NS on October 16. 

Three purebred heifer calves averaged $1733 while 5 purebred bred heifers averaged $1395. Eleven commercial females averaged $1482.

The highest-selling purebred was JEM Classy Lady 8X, consigned by Julie Mutch of Earnscliffe PE and purchased by Nicole Booth of Jolicure NB for $2700.

The highest selling commercial female was consigned by Sue & Steve Darragh of Pugwash NS; she was purchased by Dan Beal of Sackville NB for $1750.

The PEI Angus Association would like to thank the consignors, buyers and auctioneer Andy Carter for making the Sale a success.

Volume buyer, Dan Beal.

Purebred Angus

Lot 3 sold to Nicole Booth for $2700.

Lot 1 sold to Mark Oulton for $1300.

Lot 2 sold to Taylor Welch for $2500.

Lot 6 sold to Robert Wheaton for $1625.

Lot 7 and 8 sold to Mark Oulton for $1475 each.

Lot 4 and 5 sold to Maple Meadow Farms for $1200 each.


Lot 18 sold to Dan Beal for $1600.

Lot 17 and 19 sold to Dan Beal for $1750 each.

Lot 11 sold to Brodie Trenholm for $1375.

Lot 12 sold to Clarence Estabrooks for $1550.

Lot 13 and 14 sold to Maple Meadow Farms for $1375 each.

Lot 15 sold to Dan Beal for $1550.

Lot 16 sold to Dan Beal for $1675.

Lot 9 and 10 sold to Richard Feeney for $1150 each.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Saturday is Sale Day

The Angus in Action Sale happens on Saturday, October 16th in Nappan, Nova Scotia.  Here is the link to the catalog,

For more information on any sale animals, please contact the consignors.

Sale day phone if needed, contact Kurt Duncan, 902-393-3032.

Herefords sell first, Angus second, and Shorthorns third.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Maritime Fall Fair Results

Maritime Fall Fair open show judged by Garth Rancier.

Angus Show Highlights

Supreme Champion Female, Grand Champion Female and 1st place 2 year old, Miltonvale Angus, PE

Grand Champion Male and Champion Bull Calf, Temple Stewart, PE.

Junior Show, judged by Dale MacPhee

Grand Champion Female, Colby MacQuarrie, PE, Angus.

Reserve Grand Champion Female, Jaclyn Sanderson, PE, Simmental.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Success Stories from past Angus in Action Sales

Temple Stewart purchased Lindale Lori 2U as a calf from Dale and Linda Lackie at the 2008 Angus in Action Sale.  This heifer had a successful show season in 2009.  Here are her highlights.

Grand Champion at the 2009 Maritime Angus Field Day.
Champion Female at the North River 4H Achievement Day.
Champion Female at 4H day at Old Home Week.
Reserve Junior Champion Female at 2009 OHW open Angus Show.
Honorable mention for Grand Champion Female at Showdown 2009.
Champion Female at the Rural Youth Fair in 2009.
Top beef animal picked for the 2009 PEI Royal Beef Team.
Placed 6th out of 13 in her heat at the Royal.

Her first bull calf in 2010 was Champion Male at North River Achievement Day, Reserve Champion Male at 4H day at OHW, Grand Champion Male at OHW Angus Show, Reserve Grand Champion Male at NB Beef Expo.

Weight Submission Deadline Extended

Dear Canadian Angus Performance Program Member;

Earlier this summer we advised all members who participate in the performance program and submit their calf performance data that the deadline for inclusion into the next NCE had changed from November 1st to October 10th.

We appreciate the patience of our CAPP members during this time, and we value your participation on the Performance Program.

We have heard your concerns about the deadline and have extended it to October 15th.

If you still cannot meet this deadline:

·         There is no penalty!
·         We still want your weights, send them when you can.
·         There is another evaluation in June 2011 and your calves will receive National EPDs then.
·         In the meantime the CAA will generate interim EPDs, which include both parental information and weaning weight information in the calculation

We hope that this extension to the deadline will alleviate a little stress during this busy harvest and give you more time to get your calves weighed.

We understand that some members might not be able to make the deadline even with the extension. Please submit your weights as soon as possible even if it is after the deadline.

If you are able to have your calves’ weaning weights into the office before October 15th the association staff will work hard to make sure that the weights are included in the upcoming Evaluation.

Please contact me if you have any questions at all.
Regards, Kajal.

Kajal Devani  B.Sc.
Breed Development Coordinator
Canadian Angus Association
142, 6715 - 8th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
Tel: 403 537 5604 / 1 888 571 3580
Fax: 403 571 3599

Spring 2011 NCE Data Submission Deadline has been changed to October 10th 2010. Please make sure that all performance data to be included in the genetic evaluation is in the office by October 10th, 2010. Weights that are submitted after this date will be used to generate Interim EPDs instead. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Success Stories from past Angus in Action Sale Entries

Glen and Ronnie Ford of Wheatley River Farm sold Wheatley River Rosie, a bred yearling, in 2006 at the Angus in Action Sale to Beth Trueman. This was the first Angus female purchase for the Trueman’s.  Beth has shown Rosie at the Maritime Fall Fair and this past year she was shown at the Sainte-Marie-de-Kent Fair in August. She was the 1st place senior female and Reserve Grand Female.  The Fords have a heifer calf, from this same cow family, in this year’s Angus in Action Sale.  She has been in their show string this past summer and placed very well in the competitive Angus class.

Updated Blog and Angus in Action Sale Entries