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An Amazing Trip to Denmark and Sweden!

I have recently had the opportunity to travel to Denmark and Sweden. I was invited to judge the Danish National Junior Hereford Show in Herning, Denmark. I was an honour to be invited and to have the chance to be a judge. The quality and heart in their junior program was amazing.  I spent 4 days in Herning enjoying the show, visiting with breeders and taking part in some events. Thank you to everyone there that made me feel so welcomed, it was much appreciated.

On the way to Herning we were able to stop and tour cattle at Sondergard Herefords. I was also very fortunate to tour the cattle at Moeskar Polled Herefords and Mads Lindemen. I appreciated the time for the tours and hospitality.

I traveled by train into Copenhagen to spend some time there and tour the city. Tivoli Gardens was very scenic with great shops and food. I walked through the Nyham area of town as well as enjoyed a canal tour of the city. I was able to meet up with Magnus Bengtsson of Morshogs Farm and his brother for a bit of a pub tour the last night in Copenhagen. Magnus and I then travelled to Bjuv, Sweden where we toured his herd and enjoyed some great meals and visiting with his family and friends. We were able to travel to Baraps Polled Herefords for a great tour with Einar and Miranda Lysell. Many thanks to Magnus for touring me through the area.

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Fall News!

The Elite Genetics sale was a huge success for RSK Farms and our sale partners Leveldale Polled Herefords. We both had a tremendous amount of support from our fellow breeders from throughout Canada and the US and event overseas. To view the sale results visit our sales and events page at http://rskfarms.ca/sales_events.html.

Together with our Elite Genetic Sales Partners we also announced a new and exciting way to purchase your new Hereford herd sires. Mark your calendars for March 14th, 2015 in Neepawa, MB at 1:30PM for
Manitoba’s Largest Hereford Bull Sale the 1st Annual Elite Genetics Bull Sale.

The Manitoba Livestock Expo was a tremendous success for RSK Farms. Highlights include:


RSK 7W Miss Firefly ET 23A  –  2014 MLE Champion Hereford Female and Junior Champion Female

RSK 4Z Miss Tamara 52B –  Second in Class
OVHF 4Z Miss Sage 3B  –  Class winner and Little Lady Hereford Finalist
RSK 4Z Freestyle 47B  –  Class Winner
RSK 4Z Freestyle 54B  –  Class Winner
RSK 4Z Freestyle 24B  –  Second in Class and Res. Champion Bull Calf
RSK 6U Miss Sugar Cane 55A  –  Class Winner
RSK 154U Miss Tamara ET 28Z  –  Class Winner and Champion 2yr old Female
Champion Breeders Herd
Premier Exhibitor

We also announced the purchase of our new herd sire Kanimbla Full Bottle H1117 from Australia. He is owned with Harvie Ranching of Olds, AB.

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Thank You For the Tours!!

RSK Farms would like to thank River Valley Polled Herefords, Hillcrest Farms and Dalmuir Farms for taking the time to show me around and tour their cattle this past week. I wish I had more time to drop in at few others, but maybe next time. I also had a great time on the 2014 Summer Forum with the CYL program. Thanks to McDonalds Canada, VG Meats, Miller Land and Livestock, Bob Wilson and Nature Farms for the awesome hospitality and tours. I had a blast.

 

CYL 2014

Also remember that the 2nd Annual Elite Genetics sale will be held Oct 11  –  15th on liveauctions.tv. Pictures and videos will be posted online by mid September. If you need a catalogue feel free to contact us.

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Summer News

Its quite interesting how the summer has been going, extremely wet with the average summer rainfall already on the ground and quite cold. On the flip side it sounds like the weather is going to let up and warm up.

Cows and calves are out on the pasture and coming along really good. The RSK Freestyle progeny are quite impressive and will be fan favorites this fall.

We celebrated our 30th anniversary of RSK Farms on June 30th and were very proud to have a group of beef producers from Australia  join us for a tour of the operation. We tried to make the best of it given the weather and enjoyed great conversation, a tour of some cattle and some good bevvies!!

We have also started to plan our offering for the 2014 2nd Annual Elite Genetics Online Sale. Be sure to watch the website for some of our great offerings or give us a call and we can plan a tour of the cattle.

 

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Spring News

What a crazy spring it has been. I hope that someday it will warm up and we can enjoy summer. Calving is now complete and we are well on our way with breeding and ET work. RSK Freestyle 4Z calves look really cool, stout and moderate in size and a great set of ET calves are on the ground. RSK Freestyle 4Z and RSK Yuma 24Z (2013 Cattleman’s Classic High Seller) will be used a lot this year in our program as well as some interesting new AI sires like Playmaker 14Z and Hometown 10Y.

The 14th Annual Cattleman’s Classic was a great success, with RSK bulls averaging $3951.00. To see the full sale report visits the Sales and Events Page.

Congratulation goes out to Jake Rawluck who showed and exhibited the 2014 Reserve Champion Prospect Steer at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The steer was sired by Eye Candy and Bred by RSK Farms.

I am also very excited to announce that I was chosen as a finalist for the 2014 Cattleman’s Young Leaders Program this spring. I can’t wait to get started.  For more information visit http://www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com.

Also follow us this summer on Facebook and Twitter while we travel this summer to various events throughout Manitoba. Every like, tweet, or comment will be entered for some great RSK prizes. RSK Farms will have sale offerings on display for the 2nd Annual Elite Online Genetics Sale.

Andrew

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January News!

January sure has been a cold one here in Manitoba and around the farm. It has been quite a busy one too, with clipping bulls, calving and battling Mother Nature!

We attended the 2014 Manitoba Ag Days with 3 bulls on display, RSK 7W Lite em UP ET 11A, RSK 11X Mooney 8A and RSK Hi-Cliffe Bondurant 20A, who will all be offered in the 2014 Cattleman’s Classic Bull Sale. We had a great time meeting and talking with some of past customers and friends, as well as creating some new friendships along the way.

After Ag Days we started to get our pictures and videos completed. With the weather and schedule it has been a trying effort. Be sure to watch the website for all of our bull sale updates. The Cattleman’s Classic Bull Sale will be held on April 6th at Heartland in Virden, MB, so be sure to mark your calendar. We will have 14 yearling bulls on offer. If you would like to come by the farm to view the bulls, just give me a call and I would happy to show you around.

Until next time, Cheers!

Andrew

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Fall Fun!

August sure was a fun time here at the farm. We were able to complete haying and made selections for the 1st Anual Elite Genetics Online Sale.

Harvest is going to be late so everyone took some time to travel around. Rae and Stephanie were able to head up to The Pas to visit with Sarah and her boyfriend Kris. They were able to get some really good fishing in and good social time.

Tiara was on the road as a judge for the “Communities in Bloom Contest” which is held every year across Manitoba towns. The program is a great way to promote tourism for many towns and cities.

I was able to spend 4 days in Emo, ON judging the 4-H and open beef shows for the Rainy River Ag Society. I even had to judge the dairy show, but luckily there was only 1 family in the show, so I couldn’t mess it up to bad. I was able to tour some of our bull customers farms and see how they are doing.  I would like to thank the Zimmerman family for the awesome fish fry night and the great hospitality. Also the Bujold and McNabb families for the great cattle tours.

Grand Champion 4-H Steer

Bujold Farms Herd

 

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RSK Farms: Proud to work with Juniors!

Well Bonznza 2013 is in the books and wow was is a great show. Hats off to the organizers and everyone that helped out with the show. There were many great comments about the show and the facilities. We had a great time there and were fortunate enough to do some judging as well.

We were very fortunate to have a great group of Juniors at Bonanza showing and working with RSK Cattle, including some great results as well.

RSK 6U Miss Sage 64Y

2013 Canadian Junior National Champion Female

Senior Champion Female and Class Winner

Shown By Hunter Millham

Other highlights include: Reserve Champion Bull Calf with RSK Hi-Cliffe Bonduarnt 20A shown by Sydney Perlinger. RSK 154U Miss Tamara ET 28Z was a class winner and shown by Morgan Millham. Braden Calvert and Drake Gleich also showed RSK animals. Congratulations to you all!

Keep in mind that on Oct 24th  – 28th will be the 1st Annual Elite Genetics Online Sale. This sale is hosted online at Liveauctions.tv and is a joint production with RSK Farms and Leveldale Polled Herefords.  Many producers were able to stop in during Bonanza at the farm and see the offering. Some features include:

The pick of the 2013 RSK Bull Calves sired by: Victor 719T, Mr. Hereford 11X, Tailor Made 7W and RSK Down Under 6U  –  which included 4 full sibling to RSK 6u Miss Sage 64Y.

Heifer calves sired by Raftsman 16R, Victor 719T, Tailor Made 7W and RSK Down Under 6U.

There will also be full sibling embryos to the current 2013 Candian Junior National Champion Female, RSK 6U Miss Sage 64Y.

We hope that you will be able to join us during the sale and as alway if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. Sale pictures and videos will be posted online.

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Welcome to Bonanza 2013!

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at RSK Farms. We’ve been going hard spraying and haying and just finished up with Stephen and Lindsay’s super fun wedding! Congrats you guys.

Now its time for Bonanza 2103 in Brandon, MB. This show and AGM is turning out to be one of the biggest ever. While enjoying your stay in Brandon, we would like to remind you that we are only about a 10 min drive from the Keystone Grounds. Please give us a call to set up a tour time we would be happy to show you around. Some of our offering will be on display for “The 1st Annual Elite Genetics Online Sale” which is held Oct 24 –  28 on Liveauctions.tv. We are very happy to be selling with our neighbors and friends, Leveldale Polled Herefords. This fall online sale will feature our best show and ET prospect heifer calves, solid bred females, herd bull prospects, the 2013 pick of the RSK bull calves, and some very awesome embryo matings. 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Bonanza and getting a chance to catch up with everyone there.

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Congratulations to our 4-H Customers

The Carberry Sydney 4-H Interclub show was held on July 6th at the Carberry Fair. Congratulation to Braden Calvert on taking the Grand Champion Female Overall with RSK 7W Miss Vicki 17Z. He purchased her from us at the 2012 Good as Gold Sale. Good job Braden.

Also congratulations to Thomas Burma with his Manchild x Agus\Hereford cross steer “Good Host” which was aslo purchased from us.

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