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The Saskatchewan Sheep Breeders’ Association returned for the 51st Canadian Western Agribition held in Regina, SK, on December 1-3rd, 2022. Our 3 days at Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) included:
Saturday concluded with our SSBA Sheep Sale.
Sheep shearing is always a crowd-pleaser at CWA, and Jason Struck of Pilger, SK, with the help of Bethan Lewis of Alexander, MB, put on an excellent demonstration for the public. The public perspective usually changes after witnessing the shearing in person, and this demonstration always does a great job of explaining the entire process and answering any questions. The shorn fleece was available for touching and feeling to advance public understanding of the sheep industry.
We had a full schedule with the sheep show this year at CWA. Our Judge, Matthew Govan, from Englefeld, Saskatchewan, was tasked with ranking the 120 entries on conformation and breed character. We thank him for his decisions and comments. Thursday showcased the market lamb and commercial ewe shows. Starting with the market lamb show, the Grand and Reserve Champion market lambs were awarded to Cross Creek Farm from Kirkella, MB. In the Commercial Ewe show, WARD Suffolks from Saltcoats, SK, received the Grand Champion Single Commercial Ewe, and the Reserve Champion banner was presented to Double L Farms, Fox Valley, SK. The commercial pen show exhibited consistent and uniform groups, with the Grand Champion awarded to WARD Suffolks and Reserve Champion banners awarded to Double L Farms, Fox Valley, SK. Thank you to everyone representing the Saskatchewan sheep industry and our sponsors who helped congratulate our winners.
Friday was a parade of champions, with Grand and Reserve Champion purebred ewes and rams selected from 5 different breed categories. The breed classes were Any Other Breed (Charollais, Dorset, Hampshire, Katahdin, and Texel), Canadian Arcott, North Country Cheviot, and Suffolk. The Grand and Reserve champions from each breed class are in the table below. The Supreme Champion ewe, ram, and flock crowning took place in the prestigious Supreme Show and Parade of Champions. Our Supreme Champion Ewe was awarded to the Suffolk from Struck Farm, Pilger, SK. The Supreme Champion Ram was awarded to the Canadian Arcott Ram, exhibited by CJL Livestock from Pangman, SK. The Supreme Champion Flock was awarded to the Charollais flock from Sandy Hill Charollais of Red Deer County, AB. For our entire show, the Premier Exhibitor was Struck Farm Pilger, SK, and the Rookie of the Year was awarded to Jewels Legacy Katahdins from Porcupine Plain, SK. Thank you to all exhibitors for the excellent livestock brought to the show and to our sponsors for donations and support.
Champion Ewe Any Other Breed - Furze Farms - Maryfield, SK
Reserve Champion Ewe Any Other Breed - Sandy Hill Charollais - Red Deer County, AB
Champion Ram Any Other Breed - Sandy Hill Charollais - Red Deer County, AB
Reserve Champion Ram Any Other Breed - Sandy Hill Charollais - Red Deer County, AB
Champion Ewe Canadian Arcott - Struck Farm - Pilger, SK
Reserve Champion Ewe Canadian Arcott - CJL Livestock - Pangman, SK
Champion Ram Canadian Arcott - CJL Livestock - Pangman, SK
Reserve Champion Ram Canadian Arcott - McAvoy Charolais – Arelee, SK
Champion Ewe North Country Cheviot - Mackid's Sheep - Regina, SK
Reserve Champion Ewe North Country Cheviot - Cross Creek Farm - Kirkella, MB
Champion Ram North Country Cheviot - Mackid's Sheep - Regina, SK
Reserve Champion Ram North Country Cheviot - Double L Farms – Fox Valley, SK
Champion Ewe Suffolk - Struck Farm - Pilger, SK
Reserve Champion Ewe Suffolk - Furze Farms - Maryfield, SK
Champion Ram Suffolk - Dreamcatcher Farms – Russell, MB
Reserve Champion Ram Suffolk - Struck Farm - Pilger, SK
Saturday started with our Junior show. Eighteen junior exhibitors provided an optimistic projection for the future of our industry. Thank you for all the hard work by the young shepherds and their parents for keeping the sheep industry vibrant. For complete results, please visit the CWA website.
The Saskatchewan Sheep Breeders’ Association Sheep sale was on Saturday, November 27th. The 53 lots in the sale averaged $709.00. The high-selling purebred ewe of $3300 was a Charollais from Sandy Hill Charollais, sold to H.Crest Farming Co. Ltd of Dundurn, SK. The high-selling ram was $2500 from Sandy Hill Charolais, selling to Bar J Genetics, Amaranth, MB. Complete sale results can be found on the CWA website.
Thank you to everyone who brought sheep out for the show and sale. Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting the SSBA show and sale and the Saskatchewan Sheep industry. Thank you to our Judge, Matthew Govan, and our auctioneer, Ken McDonald. Thank you to our veterinarian, Rhonda Hienrichs, for performing vet checks on all the sheep. Most importantly, thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers before, during, and after the 51st Canadian Western Agribition.
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