“Canada cannot afford to be complacent with regard to its animal genetic resources.  Erosion of variability has already been extreme in poultry. Rapid change is occurring in the genetics of dairy cattle.  There are conservation concerns about beef cattle and other domestic species. There is an urgent need for Canadians to undertake conservation action as both short – and long term insurance against changing needs.”  Dr. R.D. Crawford, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan

Canada ne peut pas se permettre de rester indifférent à ses ressources génétiques animales.  L’érosion de la variabilité est déjà extrême dans le cas des volailles. La génétique des vaches laitières subit des changements rapides.  Il y a des préoccupations en matière de la conservation des bovins de boucherie et d’autres espèces domestiques.  Il est urgent de prendre des mesures de conservation pour répondre aux besoins changeants à court et à long terme.  Dr Roy Crawford - Département des Sciences des animaux et de la volaille Université de Saskatchewan 1992…encore plus important aujourd’hui


 

ATTENTION 

ONTARIO & QUEBEC - SEPTEMBER 2019

SEMEN COLLECTION BY UNIVERSITY OF SASK.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED SIRES YOU WISH TO BE COLLECTED

- CURRENTLY BULLS, RAMS & BUCKS -  

PLEASE CONTACT THE HLC OFFICE FOR MORE INFO

RE: STORAGE, DONATION & TAX RECEIPTS.

CALL 204 573 8204 OR email info@heritagelivestock.org

 


 

A Milking Shorthorn bull calf, sired by ValleyMaids Joe born at Motherwell Historic Homestead, SK in June. The breeding was made possible with the use of semen from the HLC semen inventory. His dam is a second freshener and classified VG as a first freshener before moving to SK.

A Milking Shorthorn bull calf, sired by ValleyMaids Joe born at Motherwell Historic Homestead, SK in June. The breeding was made possible with the use of semen from the HLC semen inventory. His dam is a second freshener and classified VG as a first freshener before moving to SK.


Special Monthly Breed Feature-  Red Polled Cattle

 

Red Poll were originally bred in England during the early 1800's. The resulting cross from the now extinct Suffolk Dun and Norfolk Red, they were dual purpose animals. As times changed the cows were milked less and became suckler cows. Their strong bone, easy fleshing and rich milk made them ideally suited for this purpose. Red Poll are a docile breed, efficient feed convertors, easy calving and often used as part of conservation projects to improve pastures. They can also still be utilized as dual purpose cattle.

HLC currently classes Red Poll as "Endangered".

RED POLL HERD OF DISTINCTION FOR SALE: 

If you are interested in adding Red Poll to your setting: facebook.com/colourfastfarm

Enquiries call Cell/Text: 226 668 3321

 

Pictures are courtesy of ColourFast Farm, Caledonia, ON