760 Concession 6, RR # 3
Tiverton, ON N0G 2T0
Mary Lynne Bray
1544 Bruce Rd 4
RR#2 Walkerton, Ontario
My name is Sue Passow, and I am the incoming president of the Ontario West Zone. I am looking forward to meeting as many members as possible in the upcoming months. Our zone is quite large, and the membership is very spread out, which makes it hard to connect with everyone. Several years ago, while desperately searching the aisles of the London Agriplex for a spot to tie at the Junior Beef Expo, I was befriended by a wonderful woman named Marcelle Bellamy. She invited us to tie in her aisle with fellow Hereford breeders, offered our family all kinds of help, and invited us to come out to zone events. I am involved with the West Zone today because of Marcelle and her drive to get new people involved, and I would like to be able to continue encouraging new and existing members to participate more actively.
The West Zone hosted its first Off Halter MOE show in July 2017, and it was a great success! Our zone was very well represented at both the Barrie and Orangeville Fairs this past fall, all building up to the highlight of the season…the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair! Multiple banners came home to our zone at the Royal, but nothing could top JDL Janice 11X 119C winning the Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Champion Female. Janice is proudly owned by Jessica, Justin and Joshua Lasby. We are so proud of these West Zone members for such an amazing accomplishment!
We have plans for another off halter show combined with a private treaty sale…watch for upcoming details on this event. If anybody has any suggestions for future events, or questions, please feel free to contact me, our secretary Mary Lynn Bray, or one of our directors via phone or e-mail. I look forward to meeting and working with you at upcoming events. Good luck to everyone with the rest of calving season, and let’s hope that the pesky groundhog was wrong about 6 more weeks of winter!
Ontario Hereford West Zone
It is with great sadness that we notify you of the passing of Allan Lambie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lambie family at this time.
LAMBIE, John Allan – (Past President of the Flos Agriculture Society and member of the Simcoe County Plowmans Association) – Passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Allan Lambie of Wyevale in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Ruth Carpenter. Dear father of Tracey (Gerry) Martin, Leanne (Trevor) Columbus, and the late Scott. Proud Poppy of Howard, Emma, Jacob, Aaron, Abby, and Eva. Brother of Doug (late Suzanne), Paul (Marlene), Brian (Marg), and the late Muriel Evelyn. Son of the late Jim and Bea Lambie. Brother-in-law of (Mae) Ken Macdonald.
Visitation at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 6-9 on Wednesday, September 6. Visitation from 1 -2 pm on Thursday, September 7 at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church with the Funeral Service at 2 pm. Cremation with interment at Elmvale.
Donations to RVH Cancer Centre, Georgian Bay General Hospital, or the Simcoe County Plowman’s Association would be greatly appreciated.
Well snow and howling wind is the order for the next two days according to the weather man, winter has started I guess!
The field work was finished while the temperature was pleasant and also some cement work in the barn so we’re ready for a slower pace while we anticipate the arrival of all the new calves in January, February and March, and of course they will all be beautiful heifers, lol!
The west zone has had an exceptional year with the kick off being a well received meeting in Hanover in March. So many new and returning members which was very encouraging for the executive. Alot of new ideas were brought forth and for me alot of new friendships started.
We had a very successful fitting and judging day in Walkerton at Charles and Mary Lynn Bray’s farm for both members and Junior members and as well we included the local 4H kids. Kevin Aiken demonstrated show preparation fitting and the kids really enjoyed being able to clip the two calves being provided by Bellamy Cattle Co.
The adults enjoyed renewing old friendships and a terrific pot luck lunch. It was so nice to see people from so far away, make an effort to come and share the day with us, thank you to all.
Next, after long and nerve-wracking preparations, the zone hosted the provincial Beef a Rama in Stratford. WOW, what a great time everyone had! We hosted 22 juniors and some 55 hereford cattle for the two day show. There’s nothing better than a barn full of beautiful herefords and everyone having such a great time!
The success of this show could not have happened with out all the hard work of the west zone volunteers. A huge thank you goes out to all of them!
After the dust settled we were busy with the MOE show in Barrie, where our zone was well represented, as well as the Banner show in Orangeville. On top of all this the juniors were taking in as many fall fair competitions as possible…… I’m sure they would have travelled all over the province had Mom’s Trailering Service been more willing!
Finally, the grand finally The Royal Winter Fair, the exciting, gruelling, wonderful end to the show season for most of us. Our zone did very well this year, with lots of first and reserve in class banners and ribbons as well as a lot of personal bests. A big congratulations to all the participants on a job VERY well done!
So in conclusion, my thoughts on the on my first year as President of the Ontario Hereford West Zone can be summed up in one big word…AWSOME…everyone has helped to make this year such a positive and rewarding experience. THANK YOU ALL.
Please feel welcome to join us for our anual meeting which will be held in Hanover on December 3 at 12:30 pm at Tommy D’s family restaurant in the banquet room for a delicious hot lunch. They will be providing 4 or 5 meals for you to choose from as well as desert and coffee, the meal will be from $15-17.00 and the homemade desert is a couple of dollars extra.
The address is; 274 10th St.
519 364 6789
Sure hope to see you there.
RSVP if possible to Mary Lynn or myself at
519 881-4273 or 519 368 5657
Until we meet again soon,
Ontario Hereford West Zone
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Ontario Hereford Association | Dave Cavanagh– Secretary Manager
200 Edenderry Line, Ennismore, K0L 1T0