Rocky View County, AB– Canadian Angus enjoyed a highly successful Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, location of Canadian Angus Association’s 2016 national show. Angus cattle took Supreme Bull and Female honours in the Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Championship and the CAA Partner of the Year Award was presented to Longo’s Brother’s Fruit Markets.
Supreme Bull went to OHL CHECK BOOK 0187C, owned by Peter Frijters. Frijter took home Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Championship banners in 2014 and 2015.
Supreme Beef Female went to SILVER SPRINGS PRINCESS 138C owned by Reidholm Angusand the RK Syndicate of Moorefield, ON. Both OHL Check Book 0187C and Silver Springs Princess 138C were named champions in the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society Challenge Cup.
CAA CEO Rob Smith says that he is thrilled that Canadian Angus breeders swept the Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Championship. “We are excited any time our members prove ‘Supreme’ with their seedstock. We know that it adds value to their animals, the progeny and their Angus breeding programs. Further, it draws attention to Canadian Angus across the nation which helps cement our brand as that of the highest quality genetics.”Longo’s is a family-owned Canadian food retailer that started in 1956. They were selected to receive the award based on their efforts to promote Angus beef and their founders’ values of honesty, trustworthiness and mutual respect.
Canadian Angus Association Past President Tammi Ribey, Senior Director of Business Development, BC & Alberta Brian Good and Director of Business Development, Eastern Canada Cheryl Hazenberg presented the award to Roger St Onge of Longo’s at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
The Canadian Angus Association introduced the Feedlot of the Year Award in 2011 to recognize feedlots that promote Angus to their customers and that feed Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tagged cattle. In 2014, the award program was expanded to recognize the CAA Partner of the Year to acknowledge important partnerships and other sectors of the supply chain that promote Angus beef to the public and appreciate authentic Angus beef.