SK STOCK GROWERS AIM TO HELP
The SSGA has initiated two campaigns to help - their annual Food Bank beef drive and a Wildfire Relief Fund to assist impacted ranchers. Details on their website HERE for the Food Bank (aiming for 10,000 lbs. of fresh ground beef) & HERE for the Wildfire Relief Fund. Donations of cash, hay, feed, trucking or "whatever people can offer" are being accepted according to SSGA Presiden Shane Jahnke.
"The fires destroyed animals, buildings, fields, feed and everything else in their way. Miles of fencing were destroyed. With winter coming, there's a lot of people who need help."
Ditto for many in Alberta & BC.

CAA FALL BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights from the most recent CAA Board meeting can be found on the CAA website HERE. Of note in regards to fees: Effective immediately, there will no longer be a fee assessed for changing a pedigree as a result of a DNA test; The $4 fee to update a performance certificate has been removed from the fee schedule; Effective immediately, DNA samples sent to the lab without the accompanying test request will be assessed a fee of $36; The 2018 Canadian Angus Fee Schedule was updated to also include the new ACE (Angus Cow Enrollment) annual fee of $65/cow. More details in the summary.

CONGRATS TO 50 YEAR RECIPIENTS
Added to the list of 50 Year Canadian Angus Association Memberships are the Hughes Family of Tafika Angus, John Urquhart of Bramblebrook Ventures, Don Mackenzie of Mackenzie Red Angus and Dyce Bolduc of Cudlobe Angus (press releases on the CAA website available HERE.) They join Lyall Edgerton and Kuno Freitag as this year's recipients.

FYI - FROM EVERYTHINGANGUS.COM
The internet has certainly changed our world, especially in the cattle business. Angus breeders are truly global in their reach thanks to the World Wide Web.
But but along with that rapid exchange of news, ideas and genetics comes never-ending updates for both software and hardware. Here at EverythingAngus.com there isn't a month goes by where some program, coding, widget or piece of equipment requires an upgrade. The majority come with a US $ price tag. We've all been there, done that, enough said.
Please note that to reflect this, SOME of our advertising rates have changed effective Sept. 1/17. View them HERE.

Canadian Angus Youth at WAF IN SCOTLAND
Travis Hunter of Didsbury, AB was the Individual Champion and Team Canada Believe comprised of Michaela Chalmers of Oro-Medonte, ON; Travis Hunter of Didsbury, AB; Wade Olynyk of Goodeve, SK; and Kelsey Ribey of Paisley, ON tied with Team Australia Red for third place. More from the CAA release HERE.

CAA NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE AGM
Lots of news & announcements from the AGM in Brandon on the CAA website HERE. They include:
- Generous Donors Set a New Record Raising $184,600 in Sixth Annual Building the Legacy Fundraiser Auction
- Canadian Angus Association Honours 50 Years of Membership
- Canadian Angus Foundation Announces Junior Ambassador, Dick Turner Scholarship Recipient & Outstanding Young Angus Breeder
- New Canadian Angus Association Board Members and Executive
- Canadian Angus Association Introduces Leadership Team, Launches Strategic Planning Process & Mentorship Program

HEARTLAND SWIFT CURRENT CAA AUCTION MARKET OF THE YEAR
The Canadian Angus Association has honoured Heartland Livestock Services from Swift Current, SK, with the Auction Market of the Year Award. Read the release on the CAA website HERE.

12 SELECTED FOR WAF IN SCOTLAND YOUTH TEAMS; SCHOLARSHIPS
Twelve Canadian Angus youth are headed to Edinburgh, Scotland this June for the World Angus Forum (WAF) thanks to the Canadian Angus Foundation. The winners were announced at the 12th annual Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference in Edmonton. >> Read the release from the CAA.
A total of $14,000 in Canadian Angus Foundation scholarships were also awarded. >> Read the release.

ACE PROGRAM TO BE VOLUNTARY IN 2018
The CAA Board of Directors has announced the new CAA Angus Cow Enrollment (ACE) program will be an optional & voluntary program starting Jan. 1/18. The existing Fee Schedule implemented on Jan. 1/15 will otherwise stay in effect. If you missed the email announcement, it can be found on the CAA website HERE.

CAA RECORD SETTING YEAR
Canadian Angus Association members registered a record 62,414 purebred Angus calves in 2016. The number of registrations in 2016 is a 4% increase over 2015 which was a 7% increase over 2014 registrations. >> Read more ... (CAA release)

Canadian animal care regulations and standards among the best
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says "Canadian animal care regulations and standards ... can stand up to, and perhaps even exceed, any world-wide certifications or standards". Read their statement HERE.
Of note: "The beef Code of Practice is currently being integrated into the Verified Beef Production Plus program, which records producer practices in animal care and welfare, sustainability, environment and more. This wider verification program will demonstrate the commitment of our industry to sustainable beef production."

GLENBOW MUSEUM CANADIAN ANGUS COLLECTION
The June 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen contains a reprint of "Cow Chips" taken from the June 1949 issue of the magazine - in it is a paragraph regarding the publication of "March with — Aberdeen Angus — the Breed of the Future" written by J.P. Sackville, secretary of the Canadian Aberdeen Angus Association at the time.
An online search revealed that this publication is part of the Canadian Aberdeen Angus Pamphlet Collection at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Unfortunately, the booklet has not yet been digitized, but several other Angus promotional materials from the early to mid 1900's are available to view online. They make very interesting reading for history buffs and are a testament to the strides made by early Angus breeders in Canada. Read more ...

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