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2015 calves

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Bred heifers are getting close

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 2, 2015,



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"Dixie" is on the job!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 2, 2015,


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Monopoly Money Calves look Great

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 2, 2015,
4 straws of semen resulted in 5 very good calves, 4 steers and a heifer.


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New bull weights posted

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 14, 2015,
The bulls we have on test and that will be for sale in the spring were weighed on January 12th and the new information has been posted on the "Bulls for Sale" page. Click here to see the results.
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Calving is well undeway

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 14, 2015,
We have 15 calves so far. All the artificially bred cows have calved with some great calves sired by Monopoly Money, Comfort Zone, Eye Candy, Connealy Thunder and Six Mile Sakic.


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Bulls are now on Test

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, November 17, 2014,
We will have 5 bull calves of our own and one for Miltonvale Angus on home test this winter. Check out the "Bulls for sale" page for all the info.
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Weaning Day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 29, 2014,
Today we weaned the majority of the calves. Bull calves and show and sale animals have been weaned earlier and there are still some April calves to wean later on.  Of the 20 calves today only 2 were under 700 lbs. The heaviest was 850.



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Angus in Action Sale Results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 26, 2014,

Thanks to all the buyers and bidders today at the Angus in Action Sale.

Purebred avg. 2433
calves 2092
bred heifers 2731

Commercial avg. 2368
calves 1975
bred heifers 2762

Thanks to all that helped to run the sale!

Good Luck to the Siddall family of Southampton, NS with the purchase of both our sale entries.


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Angus in Action Sale Entries

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 27, 2014,

Thriller x Purebred Angus

Man Among Boys x Purebred Angus
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Some yearling heifers

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, August 31, 2014,

Worth-a-Bit Pride 11A   (click for pedigree)


Worth-a-Bit Black Velvet 7A  (click for pedigree)
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Weaning has begun

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, August 31, 2014,



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Latest Herdsire

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, August 17, 2014,
Bar E-L Answer 69A      

Southland Thriller son purchased in March 2014

Click here for pedigree



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Bred heifers for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, August 7, 2014,


Four angus cross heifers pasture exposed to the purebred angus bull pictured from August 6/14.

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Great Job!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, August 7, 2014,



The Vandesande family of Antigonish, NS took part in their very first show recently. Congratulations to the kids as the calves looked well prepared. 5 open heifers and a bull were purchased from us in 2013 and these calves are some of the first offspring.

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Misty 57x

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, July 28, 2014,




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Great Steak Recipe

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, July 15, 2014,
Our Beef CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program has begun for another season. This year one of our members, Sarah Sparks, will be posting recipies on her blog to get the most out of all the cuts. The first one looks fantastic. Please check it out at her website http://benourishedbyfood.wordpress.com/blog/

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Field Day Weekend

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, June 16, 2014,
Congratulations to Tayler Welch and Patrick Holland on Champion and reserve heifers athe the Maritime Angus Association junior show this past weekend. Thank you to Mark Oulton and Beverly Booth on successfully showing their Worth-a-Bit Angus Genetics.

We were very happy to show Darren Ippolito and Kylie McRae of Moose Creek Red Angus, Saskatchewan the farm and cattle on Saturday and then enjoyed a visit and supper with CAA president Corinne Gibson, CAA junior ambassador Chad Lorenz and CAA CEO...
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Maritime Angus Field Day this Weekend

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, June 11, 2014,
Please join our maritime members in Port Elgin, NB Friday and Saturday for the annual Field Day and Junior Show.  Itinery and fundraising auction list follow.

All Field Day activities will take place at the Port Elgin Fair grounds.  Friday evening activities will take place there as well. Other events planned are a social evening, ‘Fun Auction”. Saturday events will take place at the Port Elgin Fair grounds.  Activities include breakfast, lunch, Junior Show, Showmanship, and MJAA Annual me...

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Grass is finally growing!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 1, 2014,





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Strong Spring Sales

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, May 4, 2014,
Thanks to all our customers this spring.

Albert and John Ready   York      6 crossbred open Angus heifers
Luke Rennie                 Alberton  3 crossbred bred Angus heifers 
Ian Nantes                   Kelly's Cross     1 bull
Marc Allain                   Bouctouche      1 bull
Dale and Linda Lackie   Sussex            1 bull
Wendall MacKinnon      Selkirk              1 bull
Raymond Hudson         St Mary's          1 bull

We have 4 open red angus cross heifers available....
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Carleton County Spring Show and Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, April 9, 2014,
Congratulations to everyone involved with the Carlton Carleton County Spring Show & Sale. It was a great show in a great facility and nice to put some faces to names and meet up with old acquaintances. 

Champion was shown by Caitlin Brake and Reserve by Dallas Hunter.  J and J McAfee exhibited three steers (including reserve champion charolais) sired by a Worth-a-Bit Angus bull.

 
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Results for Worth-a-Bit Angus genetics at 2014 PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, March 28, 2014,
Here are the results of entries in the 2014 PEI Easter Beef Show purchased from us or carrying Worth-a-Bit Angus genetics. 

Champion 4-H and Champion Angus - James Worth, purebred Angus dam purchased as a calf.

Reserve Champion Heifer - Brian and Dora MacKinley, (Eye Candy x Angus) purchased in dam 

1st place open Hereford - Daniel R Ross (Eye Candy x Hereford)

3rd place open heifer - Colby Macquarrie purchased at the Angus in Action Sale (Eye Candy x Angus)

3rd place AOB - Brady,Jake,Paula and Br...

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2014 PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014,
Good Luck to all exhibitors at this years event. Stay safe in the raging blizzard!   5 of the 50+ entries carry our breeding so stay tuned for how they did.  This is the 2013 Champion  4-H steer who was bred by us.



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Calving is winding down

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014,
With three cows left to calve, we are at 68% heifers in the crossbreds and 56% in the purebreds for an overall average of 62%. Guess it is a good time to expand the herd!



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Congratulations to PEI Angus Jr Member Patrick Holland

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 17, 2014,
Patrick was one of the recipients of the  NEW Angus Foundation Legacy Scholarships!

Photo: A big congratulations to the 2014 CJAA Scholarship winners Partick Holland (PEI), Kaitlyn Dietrich (AB) and Manitoba girl Breanna Anderson!

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Customer Success

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 30, 2014,
Sandbrook Farm, the Vandesande's of Antigonish, NS purchased 5 heifers and a bull from us last spring. I received an email from them last night with pictures of the first calf born. An 82 lb heifer calf. Congratulations and the cattle look great!





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Calving is half done

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 18, 2014,
19 heifers and 11 bulls
Purebreds    8 heifers   8 bulls
Club Calf      6 heifers   2 bulls

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Nice Paycheck

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 18, 2014,
With record prices in the beef industry, it's nice going to the mailbox these days. Beef was $2.21/lb this week and we received $2200 for two cull cows! It was not long ago we were getting half of these prices.

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warm spot on a sunny winter day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 13, 2014,

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1st Man Among Boys calf east of Quebec

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014,
Flashy heifer calf!


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Happy New Year!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 1, 2014,
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and are hoping for a prosperous 2014. 

2013 ended with some terrible weather conditions here. We averaged a storm every 2.5 days and have more snow than we had all last winter, in fact this was the first white Christmas in 10 years. There is a lot of snow on the rooves, some buildings have been lost. We are now in a cold snap with -34 wind chill tonight so we just can't seem to get a break.



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Christmas service in our barn

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, December 20, 2013,




This evening we hosted a service in our barn for Christmas. Thanks to everyone for coming out on this cool night. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Angus Central Grand Opening

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, December 15, 2013,
Trevor Welch, Mack Dixon, Jim and Hilda Colodey and myself recently traveled to Calgary, Alberta to take in the grand opening of the Canadian Angus Association new building. It is a beautiful facility that all members should be proud of.



for more pictures visit the Canadian Angus Association website

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Bulls weighed today

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, November 29, 2013,
New weights posted on the "bulls for sale page"

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Here We Go!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, November 29, 2013,
First calf of the season arrived on the 26th and was soon followed by another on the 27th. Two very nice heifer calves sired by Thriller.

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2014 calf crop sires

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, November 21, 2013,
Calving time is fast approaching. We have a few club calves due before the new year starting on Nov. 30th and the purebreds will start in January.

Club Calf sires are:
Thriller
Boomer
Walkie Talkie

Purebred calves will be sired by our herdsires Chico Xplosive and HF Torque (see their pics and pedigrees here) and ai calves by:

Large bull photo of: TC Vance
Musgrave Boulder
Double AA Old Post Bandolier
Connealy Thunder


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Plowing is done

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, November 21, 2013,

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Tinsel is home

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,

Red Wilbar Tinsel 837Z has found her way home since being on the show road all summer. Thank you Allison, nicole and Beverly Booth of Dusty Breeze Farm for dragging her along. She is bred to Red Lazy MC Honky Tonk for a January calf.

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Bulls now on test

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
Our 2013 bull calves were weighed on test yesterday. They will be fed a high forage ration throughout the winter ending in March and are available for sale anytime. Check out their progress here.

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Good luck 4-H Members!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
The National Royal Beef Heifer Show will be held this weekend in Toronto. Good luck to all the maritime kids participating.

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Angus Sale Results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
It was a beautiful day and a great sale on Saturday. Our cow calf pair sold to Harold Oulton for $2450, our crossbred calf to Myron MacQuarrie for $1500 and bred heifer to Maple Meadows for $1600. All are repeat customers!  Thanks to all the buyers, bidders, sellers and volunteers who make it happen.

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Updated pictures of Angus in Action Sale Entries

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, October 19, 2013,
Lot 17 and 17a


Lot 18


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Training Calves

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 28, 2013,

Xplosive(Pioneer) x In Focus
Xplosive (pioneer) x Three Trees everready granddaughter


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Verified Beef

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 28, 2013,
Amanda Miller from the PEI Cattle Producers was here for an hour and a half one evening this week to train me on the VBP (Verified Beef Production) course. This nationwide program provides guidelines and proper procedures for cattlemen to follow for safe, humane and healthy beef production.


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Mature bull for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, September 22, 2013,
Ian Nantes, Kelly's Cross, PEI has a 6 year old bull for sale. Great feet and legs, very solid and quiet. His calves are excellent. Contact myself  902 432 4771 or dixonfarms1@live.com or Ian @ 902 658 2841.

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Beef n' Blues 2013

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, September 22, 2013,

I had the opportunity to be one of four beef producers representing the industry at the Beef and Blues event in Summerside PEI Friday night. Over 350 people filled Eastlink Arena and sampled over a dozen dishes featuring PEI Certified Beef and listened to great blues music.

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Straw is done!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, September 22, 2013,

Harvest has been a challenge this year. It started in early August with the barley but breakdowns lengthened that process. Just as we got the oats started, rain fell for two weeks! All in all the yields were good with barley testing at 46 lbs/bu and 1.2 tonnes/acre. Oats was 37lbs/bu and 1.5 tonnes/ac.

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New Entries and updated Photos of Angus sale entries

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
 This heifer just keeps getting better every day and we have decided to enter her in the Angus in Action Sale on October 26th as well. She is sired by the well known club calf bull Eye Candy and out of a very powerful Angus cow (pictured below)

TC Freedom x Royal Head Right Time
Updated picture of the three year old Morgan's Direction cow entered in the sale. She is halter broke. Pictured below is her calf also in the sale sired by our herdsire Chico Xplosive 8X (Pioneer)


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Heifers

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
Chico Xplosive 8x (Pioneer)  x  In Focus son
Chico Xplosive  x  Three Trees Everready son
HF Torque calf
Eye Candy  x  Royal Head Right Time
Yearling heifer purchased from Northern View Angus, Neudorf, Sask

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2013 Angus in Action Sale Entries

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, September 6, 2013,
Download the entry form from here. Deadline is Sept. 26th for the sale on Oct. 26th.

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First calves have been weaned

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, August 29, 2013,

We weaned our bull calves and some steers this week using these nose flaps called "Quiet Wean". The procedure is you put the rings in, leave with the cows for 3-5 days then take the calves away. Stress is greatly reduced as the bond between the pair has time to break. Bawling is almost completely reduced and so far we are satisfied with the results.
Below is the information on the bull calves.

TXE 1A    1/1/13      74 lbs    Soo Line Kodiak 9194        735 lbs        click for pedigree
TXE 2A   ...
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2013 Angus in Action Sale Entries

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, August 29, 2013,
Hope you all can attend this sale on October 26th in Nappan, Nova Scotia. Here are our entries.
click here for pedigree
TXE 25A Worth-a-Bit Queedy 25A
Chico Xplosive 8X x Morgans Direction
April 23/13
  Click here for pedigree
Worth-a-Bit Queedy 23X
Morgan's Direction x Royal Head Right Time 27E
NH free
bred to Chico Xplosive 8X

3/4 angus 1/4 simmental commercial heifer bred to Parkwood Lewis 99Z

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Congratulations to Dusty Breeze Farm!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, August 26, 2013,
Nicole, Allison and Beverly Booth from Jolicure, NB had a fantastic day Friday at the Kent County Exhibition with Worth-a-Bit Genetics!

Grand Champion Female - Worth-a-Bit Queedy 7Z
Senior Champion Female - Worth-a-Bit Licorice 7X
Grand Champion Male     -  Dusty Breeze Allsorts 3A ( son of Ch. female and sired by a Worth-a-Bit bred bull)

Keep up the good work and thank you for the business!

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Old Home Week Beef Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, August 11, 2013,

Old Home Week Schedule

Friday, 8:30 Angus, Shorthorn, Commercial

Saturday, 8:30 Hereford, Simmental, Supreme

                10:30 Angus Futurity (Ring #2)

Show order subject to change if needed.

Held at the Canada Games Charlottetown Civic Center

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Mid summer pasture pics

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, August 11, 2013,








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Torque has been sold

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, August 9, 2013,

Our senior herdsire HF Torque has been purchased by Kevin Goodwin of Lorneville, Nova Scotia. Good Luck and thank you for the business.

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Should be an early harvest

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, August 2, 2013,
Barley looks phenomenal. Haven't see as many kernals on the heads in many years


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Yearling Bull for Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, July 30, 2013,
Purchased from Parkwood Farm in Saskatchewan this spring, 99z was used to breed our heifers and is now available.

here is the link to his pedigree. He ranks in the top 10% for WW and YW and 20% for carcass wt.

 His sire SAV Lewis is a full brother to SAV Heavy Hitter and SAV Payroll and is also a brother to SAV Mandan, Predominant, Density and Net Worth. Link to picture of Lewis


    $2700 or will consider trade for cows, bred heifers or feeders

Bull has been sold to Kent Campbell of Pictou Co. NS...
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More Excellent Press for PEI Beef

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, July 21, 2013,
Listen to this radio interview from Toronto featuring Sam Gundy of Oliffe Butcher Shop discussing why he thinks PEI Beef is the best in the country.

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PEI Certified Beef Brand Launched

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, July 9, 2013,
This new program uses the natural beauty of our province and the premium quality beef produced here to inform the public of the fantastic product we have.  Here is the link.



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July 9th crop photos

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, July 9, 2013,

soybeans

oats

barley

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CSA has started again

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, July 3, 2013,
The first delivery of the 2013 beef CSA (community Supported Agriculture) was today. Thanks to Jen and Derek's Organic Farm for allowing me to partner with her in this venture! Subscribers to the share will receive a box of beef every month.

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Asparagus Season Completed

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, June 28, 2013,
Many thanks to all our customers. From the neighbors who stop  in to the self serve fridge to the business and restaurants we supply:

Soleil's Farm
Olde MacKenzie Farm
Landmark Cafe
Lobster Barn
Harvey's Clover Farm

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Atlantic Signature Beef on Display at Atlantic Superstore

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,

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First Hay of the Season Cut

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,

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Western Visitors

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, June 17, 2013,
Thanks for the visit today Canadian Angus Association President Kevin Blair, CAA CEO Rob Smith and CAA Junior Angus Ambassador Stacey Domoleski. We hope you enjoyed your trip through the Maritimes.


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Field Day Results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 16, 2013,

Maritime Angus Field Day Results

1st split

1    Hannah Dixon
2   Patrick Holland
3   Melanie Delong
4   Bree Curry
5   Quentin Lawless
6   Jake Matheson

2nd Split

1 Justin Ford
2 Logan Ford
3 Rebecca Gilby
4 Beverly Booth
5 Allison Booth
6 Mason O'Brien

3rd Split

1  Sarah Manthorne
2  Jennifer D'Eon
3  Ben Bacon
4  Nicole Booth
5  Taylor Welch
6  Nic Goodwin
7 Michelle Larkin

Champion      Sarah Manthorne
Reserve          Justin Ford

Commercial Class

1  Logan Ford
2 Patrick Holl...
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Field Day this weekend

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, June 13, 2013,
The Maritime Angus Association Field Day and Junior Show will be held Friday evening and Saturday in Truro, Nova Scotia. Everyone is welcome to stop by. Good Luck to Allison Booth, Breanna Curry and Jake Matheson who are showing Worth-a-Bit Angus bred and/or owned heifers and to the rest of the juniors
Details and schedule can be found at www.maritimeangus.blogspot.com

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Pasture Pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 9, 2013,
Chico Xplosive 8x heifer calf and dam
Red Six Mile Sakic bull calf and dam
Soo line Kodiak 9194 bull calf and dam
Predator (Club calf) heifer calf and dam
Northern View Lucy, bred heifer purchased this spring from the Frick family, Saskatchewan.


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Update on Cropping

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 9, 2013,
All the crops are in the ground and spraying has begun. We have approx 200 ac of grain and soybeans in the ground and the weather has been very good with excellent growth so far.


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Good Luck to all Exhibitors!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 9, 2013,
Hope to see a good crowd in Truro for the Maritime Angus Field Day and junior Show Friday and Saturday. Good Luck to all the exhibitors and especially Jake Matheson and  Breanna Curry who are exhibiting Worth-a-Bit bred heifers and Allison Booth showing Red Wilbar Tinsel who we purchased this spring. Click here for the full itinerary.

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My Island Bistro

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 22, 2013,
Barbara from myislandbistrokitchen.com came for a visit on Sunday to learn about asparagus and to do a story for her food blog. Check out her site for stories on local producers, products and recipies.
Asparagus Bundles

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Spring 2013

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, May 13, 2013,
It has been one of the driest springs I can remember. We received 3/4 " rain yesterday and that was the largest rainfall since the snow melted. Cropping is progressing with the barley in and oats will soon follow. More pictures to come.

GREEN GRASS, BLACK COWS AND RED SOIL






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2013 Maritime Angus Association Field Day Program and Entry Form

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, May 5, 2013,

MARITIME ANGUS ASSOCIATION JUNIOR SHOW AND FIELD DAY-2013

The 2013 Maritime Angus Junior show and Field day is scheduled for June 14-15, 2013. The event is being hosted by the Nova Scotia Angus Association and will take place in Truro and Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

Animals entered in the Junior Show will be housed in the 4-H Barn on the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition grounds in Bible Hill.  The show on Saturday afternoon will take place in the MacMillan Show centre, also on the NSPE grou...


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Thanks to all our customers this spring

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, May 5, 2013,
Keith Burke, East Point PEI, 1 bull
Tom Cummiskey, Tarantum, 1 bull
Joesph Levasseur, Madawaska, NB, 1 bull
Steven VandenSande, Antigonish, NS, 1 bull 5 heifers
Rob Molyneaux, Cornwall, PEI, 2 heifers
Nicole Booth, Jolicure, NB, 1 heifer
Chris Wells, Jolicure, NB, 6 heifers

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Won't be long!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, May 2, 2013,
In a couple weeks thee should be little green spears poking thru the ground and asparagus season will have begun!


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2013 calf pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 28, 2013,
Eye Candy steer
Eye Candy steer
Eye Candy steer
Eye Candy steer
Soo Line Kodiak 9194 bull calf

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2013 Border Classic Steer Show and Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 28, 2013,
Congratulations to the Trenholm and Trueman families on exhibiting the Champion and Reserve steers yesterday.
Thank-you to the Fishers for purchasing this Shorthorn steer from us last fall. He paced 5th in class.


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PEI Burger Love Bloggers

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,
Check out the reviews of the PEI Burger Love Burgers  here.

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New Angus Herd Established

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,
Good luck to Steven, James, Andre and the rest of the VandeSande of Antigonish, Nova Scotia with the 5 heifers and bull they purchased from us this month. Thanks for the business and hope you enjoy the beef business!

If you are in the market for a great car head over to Straitway Kia and ask Steven for a deal!

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Thunder sells for $3600

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 7, 2013,
Angus bulls sold very well yesterday at the Maritime Beef Test Sale in Nappan, NS. Black Angus had the high average of the breeds at $3600 and the reds were next at $3500. Worth-a-Bit Thunder 4Z sold to New Brunswick for $3600. Thanks to all the bidders and buyers.

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SOLD!!!!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, April 4, 2013,
All our bulls are sold. Thanks to all our customers! It has been a tremendous spring for sales of bulls and females. A complete list of buyers will be posted later.

One yearling bull is being used to breed heifers for 6 weeks and he will be available for sale at that time.

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Burger Love 2013

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, April 4, 2013,
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It is now launched! Go to the Burger Love website to see all the great PEI Burger Love creations and a list of participating restaurants.

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Selling April 6th

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,

Lot 21, Maritime Beef Testing Sale, Worth-a-Bit Thunder 4Z
BW 80 lbs Off test weight 1348 lbs Sire: Connealy Thunder

Ranked 1st of angus bulls on Igenity profile for stayability and docility

EPD'S
BW .9 (1st) WW 53 (2nd) YW 92 (2nd) MILK 25 (2nd) CE 6 (2nd)

38.5 cm testicles (2nd)

.10 feed efficiency (Residual Feed Intake)

Sells Saturday April 6, Nappan, Nova Scotia

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4-H Champion Drive @ 2013 PEI Easter Beef Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, March 28, 2013,


Congratulations to Corey Ford and Emily McKenna for exhibiting Champion and reserve and thank-you to the MacQuarrie/Ford families for purchasing these calves from us last fall.


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Bulls have completed winter test

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, March 18, 2013,
The 13 bulls we have on test here at the farm were weighed off test today and are now available for sale. Check out their final stats on the "Bulls for Sale" page and email, call or text Tim @ 902 432 4771.

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2013 Easter Beef Video

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 13, 2013,

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Easter Beef Carcasses at MacPhee Meats

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 13, 2013,

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2013 Easter Beef Results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, March 8, 2013,
Congratulations to the Jay family and Mutch family on Champion and reserve steers today.

Congratulations to Corey Ford on Champion 4-H steer and reserve champion Angus with Eye Candy sired steer.
Congratulations to Emily McKenna on reserve champion 4-H steer and Champion Limousin with Eye Candy sired steer.
Congratulations to Ian and Austin Drake on reserve champion Maine Anjou steer with Mercedes Benz sired steer.

Thanks for your purchases, 3 steers sold, 3 champions!

Champion 4-H and reserv...


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Breeding Season is upon us

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,
We have been breeding for nearly two weeks now. We AI to some club calf sires for December calves and we are also putting in a few embryos.  So far we have bred to Thriller, Boomer, Man Amongst Boys and Walkie Talkie (pictured in order below)






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PEI Easter Beef Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,
Good Luck to all the exhibitors tomorrow and Friday at the Easter Beef Show and Sale. There are three calves raised by us in the show. All the best to Ian and Austin Drake, Colby MacQuarrie and Corey Ford!

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It's Our Turn #FarmVoices

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, February 28, 2013,

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Burger Love is Back!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, February 28, 2013,
PEI Burger Love

The highly successful PEI Burger Love Campaign is coming back for a third year. The best Island restaurants will showcase gourmet PEI beef burgers with their own unique garnishes and twist. Get out and try as many as you can then vote for your favorite! Check out the website here.

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Mother and baby

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,

Here is a SVR Gangster 2 year old minutes after calving. This is the 18th bull out of 23 purebred calves and is sired by Worth-a-Bit Frontier 26Y.

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Who says the Scots can't dance!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, February 22, 2013,

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Sittin' Pretty!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 18, 2013,

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Congratulations to Patrick Holland

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 18, 2013,
Maritime Junior Angus member Patrick Holland has been selected for the Canadian Angus Association World Angus Form Junior Team which will be traveling to New Zealand in the fall to compete against teams from all over the world. What a great opportunity! Have a fantastic trip Patrick.

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New Bull Weights Posted

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, February 14, 2013,
Go to the "Bulls for Sale" page for the updated weights. These bulls will have breeding soundness exams and be available for delivery late March.

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Congratulationns to MAA President Trevor Welch

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, February 13, 2013,

Garvie Mountain Angus owner and Maritime Angus Association President Trevor Welch has become the first farm in New Brunswick to be Verified Beef Certified. Good job Trevor!

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A Great story from Fort Worth Steer Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 11, 2013,

Stock Show Auction

FORT WORTH -- The annual of Champions was almost 5 hours old when Wyatt Blaylock walked his steer into the Watt Arena.

His was not a Cadillac steer like the ones shown earlier Saturday morning, earning six-figure paychecks at the Fort Worth Stock Show's ending event.

No, Blaylock's steer was the 278th animal shown at the sale -- out of 283 -- and one of 12 10th-place finishers in the European crossbred show.

The steers in his group were bringing $4.50 to $6.50 a...


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Superbowl Commercial

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 4, 2013,

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Calving is half done

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, January 29, 2013,
With 32ncalves on the ground we are just over half done for the season. Last week was extremely cold here (-30 degrees celcius windchill) so the poor little guys had a rude awakening to the world. Lots of straw and momma's love keep the newborns warm but when the temperature dips this low a little extra protection is needed for the ears.

It looks like it is going to be a bull year, of the 32 calves so far, 22 are male!  14 of the calves are purebred angus and 10 of those are male!
Eye Candy  x ...
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Dixon Farms Beef at Atlantic Beef Products

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 17, 2013,
We had the opportunity to visit Atlantic Beef Products today and tour the coolers. We had shipped beef to the plant on Monday so it was interesting to see our carcasses hanging and graded. Thank-you to the management for giving us the tour!


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New Bull Weights Posted

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 17, 2013,
Updated weights on the bulls we have for sale have been posted to the "Bulls for Sale" page of this website.

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First Predator calf ever born on Prince Edward Island

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 12, 2013,

This heifer was the first cal sired by Holtkamp Cattle Company's bull Predator. Her dam is a purebred angus cow.
PredatorPredator

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First Purebred Calf from our new Herdsire

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 9, 2013,
With AI calving near complete, our natural bred matings are starting to arrive. This In Focus granddaughter had the first purebred calf from our new herdsire Chico Xplosive 8X. A very nice heifer calf came at 1:30 today.



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Website Stats

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
Jan 1/12 -Dec. 31/12

2,580 people visited this site
Visits: 4,994
Unique Visitors: 2,580
Pageviews: 28,916
Pages / Visit: 5.79
Avg. Visit Duration: 00:01:37
Bounce Rate: 1.48%
% New Visits: 49.08%

  Canada
4,39588.01%
2.
United States
3747.49%
3.
United Kingdom
380.76%
4.
Brazil
230.46%
5.
Ireland
210.42%
6.
India
160.32%
7.
Australia
140.28%
8.
(not set)
130.26%
9.
Germany
70.14%
10.
Mexico
60.12%

60 countries in total!

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Calving Progress

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
10 calves on the ground so far, with 8 bulls and 2 heifers. There are Eye Candy, Mercedes Benz, and Stocker sired crossbred calves and  a Soo Line Kodiak 9194 purebred bull calf and a Red Six Mile Sakic purebred red bull calf.  We have also had the first calf out of our latest herdsire Chico Xplosive 8x.



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Early details for the 2013 Maritime Angus Field Day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, December 19, 2012,
Go to Maritime Angus web page for details.

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testing youtube url

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, December 11, 2012,

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First calf of the season!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, December 10, 2012,
He arrived 10 days early but all is well. He is a Mercedes Benz sired calf.


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2013 Maritime Bull Test

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, December 7, 2012,
Initial weights have been posted. Click here for the results

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2013 Club Calf Semen has been ordered!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, December 6, 2012,

Thriller  

Walks Alone

Man Amongst Boys

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New Blog Page

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, December 6, 2012,
It is a work in progress but be sure to visit maritimeangus.blogspot.ca to keep up to date on angus happenings in the Maritimes.

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2012 Bulls now on test

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, November 18, 2012,
Our 2012 bull calves have now started on their winter test period. 5 black and 1 red bulls along with 8 other bulls from O'Falean Farms and Miltonvale Angus will be for sale throughout the winter and their test will end in mid March. Follow their progress on the "Bulls for Sale" page.

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New Additions to the Herd

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, November 18, 2012,
We have recently purchased 4 cow/calf pairs from Model Farm Angus, Robert and Debbie Higgins of Quispamsis, New Brunswick. The four purebred cows with three purebred heifer calves and one bull will add fresh "no nonsense" genetics to our herd. Thank you Bob and Debbie!


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PEI Angus Association Annual Meeting

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, November 18, 2012,
will be held Tuesday, November 27th @ 7:30 at the Clyde River Community Center.

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Check out one of our customers business

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, November 15, 2012,
A recent customer of our farm fresh beef has two businesses on the go. If you are looking to get married on PEI check out Dianne Lariviere and her business weddingspei.ca and if you need mediation or consulting help visit cawlar.ca

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Great Video

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, November 15, 2012,

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Getting ready for the next crop

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, November 15, 2012,

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Warm Fall

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, November 4, 2012,
November 4th and there are dandelions going to seed.


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2012 Harvest Complete

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 28, 2012,
The soybean crop has been completed and delivered. The forecast is calling for a week of rain so it feels good to be done. Yields varied from field to field but yields were very good considering the very dry summer. Average was 1.2 tonnes/ac.

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Angus in Action Sale Results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 21, 2012,
The sale was a great success with the purebreds averaging $2300 and the commercials $1635. Thanks to all the bidders, buyers and sale organizers.

Jeff Matheson selected Pride 1Z from our three heifer calves. Our crossbred cow was purchased by Dwight Emberley for $1500 and our crossbred heifers sold for $1600 and $1200 to Maple Meadows and Dustin McCabe respectively.

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Changes to our sale entries

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 14, 2012,
We have decided to spice up our purebred entry in the Angus in Action Sale Saturday October 20th. Our original consignment TXE 7Z will now be offered along with two other heifer calves as choice with only one selling and the other two coming back home.


1Z Worth-a-Bit Pride 1Z  Double AA Old Post  x  DD Elevation 127 9440   pedigree here   Jan 1/12

This has been a great calf from day 1. Her dam was purchased in this sale in 2009 and her MVF VRD Dateline daughter who was in dam at time of purcha...
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Training Calves

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, October 6, 2012,

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2012 soybean harvest underway

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 29, 2012,

Two weeks early due to the dry summer we had but yields have been very respectable so far.

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Sale catalogue now online

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 29, 2012,
See it here @ www.peiangus.blogspot.com

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2012 Angus in Action Sale Consignments

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, September 27, 2012,
The sale catalogue will be available soon and posted to www.peiangus.blogspot.com .  We are consigning four entries to the sale which will be held October 20 at 12:30 in Nappan, Nova Scotia in conjunction with the Atlantic Bonus Hereford Sale and the Shorthorn Classic Sale.

Worth-a-Bit Queedy 7Z    pedigree here

red angus cross heifers offered as choice with both selling. Red Lazy MC Smash granddaughters.

Simmental x Angus 4 yr old cow bred to HF Torque 171W (pictured below)
  pedigree here
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Open Farm Day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, September 16, 2012,
Our farm participated in the PEI Open Farm Day today. 26 farms across the Island opened their doors to the public in order meet each other and learn about their food and agriculture. We met many new people as over 100 visitors from PEI, New Brunswick , Ontario and the Magdeline Islands enjoyed the tour. It was very rewarding to hear many of them say they had learned so much.



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Purebred Calves

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, September 3, 2012,
TXE 14Z     HF Torque 171W heifer calf
TXE 17Z   Worth-a-Bit New Frontier 1U heifer calf
TXE 27Z   Torque bull calf
TXE 7Z   1U heifer calf
TXE 1Z   Old Post heifer calf

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New Angus Promotion Signs

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 1, 2012,
Thanks to Maritime Angus President Trevor Welch (Garvie Mountain Angus) for spearheading this project. There are now over 30 signs in show displays, on barn doors and other places throughout the Maritimes. To get yours contact Trevor at maritmeangus@hotmail.com



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Angus in Action Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, September 1, 2012,
This year's edition of the Angus in Action Sale will be held October 20th in Nappan, NS. We will be consigning so check back here for pictures of our entries soon.

Check the PEI Angus website  for the entry form.



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Beef and Blues

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
This is a great event hosted by the Province of PEI and The Cattle Producers of PEI. Attend if you can!

Check out the PEI Fall Flavors website for more information and other events.


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2012 Drought

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
It has been the driest summer since 1964.

This is a water hole in one of our pastures.

This field was cut 5 weeks ago. Normally there would be close to 2 feet of regrowth.

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And so it begins.....

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,

We started feeding hay on Monday. The pastures are toast here as we have had very little rain here since May. It is raining as I type this but the 10 mm they are forecasting won't make a dent in what we need.

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Community Supported Agriculture

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,
For the past three years we have partnered with Jen and Derek Campbell in their CSA (community Supported Agriculture) subscription program. Interested families sign up for several months of vegetable and/or beef boxes delivered to them and in return they are informed of the progress of the crop and animals thru the growing season and know they are getting excellent quality local and healthy food for their families. Yesterday was the second day of beef deliveries and here are some pictures of ...
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Cows for Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, July 22, 2012,
We have two cows for sale. An Angus x Simmental 3 year old who calved June 9th (calf born dead) and rebred to HF Torque 171W on July 15th. $1400.

                                                                                            HF Torque 171W
Angus cross  4 yr old cow calved June 28th with Charolais sired bull calf at foot (calf in front of cow). Has not rebred yet but is running with Torque 171W. $2000.

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PEI Cattle Producers site updated

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, July 22, 2012,
The PEI Cattle Producers has updated their site and added a page for consumers. It has some great information so check it out.

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Top Bull Prospect

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, June 23, 2012,

Here is an April 2012 bull calf sired by our herdsire HF Torque 171W and out of an excellent Lamb's Overdrive cow. He is as stout as they come and look forward to his development.

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Quote from Darren Cousins

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, June 23, 2012,
"Hey Tim, I don't know what you feed your critters but it sure works!" 

    Darren Cousins, owner of Twin Shores Campground and repeat East Coast Angus Beef purchaser.

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Hay in June??

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, June 23, 2012,


In this part of the world, getting dry hay put up in June is almost unheard of. We have had the driest spring on record here and after years of wet summers, this excellent quality feed is welcome.

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Asparagus season is over

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, June 20, 2012,
After an early start to the season and a week of single digit temperatures it came to an end on Monday. Thanks to all the neighbors who stopped by for a pound or two as well as the Maplethorpe Inn and Cafe and owner/chef Dianna Linder

Landmark Cafe, Eugene Sauve and Family


Victoria Village Inn, Steven Hunter

Soleil's Farm, Soleil Hutchinson and Lee Clarke

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Yearling bull for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 19, 2012,

This April 2011 bull has been breeding our heifers this spring and will be available the end of June. He is sired by Worth-a-Bit New Frontier 1U and is out of a Lamb's Overdrive cow. Very quiet and weighs approx. 1200 lbs.

Free delivery to central points in the maritimes and a free bag of rfid tags with purchase.  $2500.

Contact Tim @ dixonfarms1@live.ca or 902 432 4771

26Y has been sold to Corey and Kent MacNeill of Rustico.

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Canadian Angus Blog Post

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 19, 2012,
The Canadian Angus Association has hired summer interns to help promote Angus and the agricultural industry as a whole. Check out their blog post on the CAA website.

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CBC News at the Maritime Angus Field Day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 12, 2012,
http://www.cbc.ca/video/watch/News/Canada/PEI/ID=2244401577

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Full Junior Show Results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, June 11, 2012,
can be found at www.peiangus.blogspot.ca along with more photos.

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Maritime Angus Field Day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 10, 2012,
It was a great weekend for the Maritime Angus Field Day hosted by Bannockburn Valley Angus Farm at the Crapaud Exhibition Grounds. Congratulations to all the junior exhibitors on a job well done!

On Friday Canadian Angus Association CEO Rob Smith, Canadian Angus Association President Elect Gary Latimer, Maritimes CAA Director Jim Colodey and Canadian Junior Ambassador Austin Anderson visited with Atlantic Beef Products CEO Mike Naburs and cattle buyer Greg Hardy to discuss the Canadian Angus R...
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William Pryor Passes

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 10, 2012,
As many people have stated, Bill Pryor was a true gentleman. After a long fight with ALS he passed last week. He was a passionate cattleman and agricultural leader in New Brunswick and the Maritimes. Here is a link to his obituary.

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Spring Heifer buyers

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, June 8, 2012,
We've already thanked our bull customers this spring and now we'd like to say thanks to our heifer buyers.

Friesvale Farms, Woodstock, Ontario  7 purebred heifers

David MacMillan, Mabou, Cape Breton  7 commercial heifers.

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2012 Pasture Pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 5, 2012,
Now that the crop is in and the cows are out to pasture, I have had a little time to take a few pictures before silage starts. It's always a challenge to get the calves to stand "just right" so check back here throughout the summer for different calf pictures or updated ones of some that will be posted today. Cattle are for sale at all times so if you are interested in anything you see contact us.
Mercedes Benz x Mytty In Focus (Angus) steer calf
Tag #4S  Eye Candy x Kruggerrand 410H (Angus) st...
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Maritime Angus Field Day Auction Donation

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 3, 2012,
We here at Worth-a-Bit Angus are proud to support our association and the juniors by donating a $100 gift certificate towards the purchase of any of our 2012 calves. The auction will be held Friday night June 9th at the Crapaud Exhibition Grounds. You can check out the schedule for the weekend on the PEI Angus blog.



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Atlantic Signature Beef in Atlantic Superstore Summerside

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,

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Largest Cull Beef Plant in Eastern Canada Closes

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,
Details here

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Way to go Allison!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012,
Congratulations to Allison Booth of Jolicure, NB for placing 1st in junior showmanship and 3rd in the Angus class at the Cumberland County 4-H Beef Clinic showing Worth-a-Bit Annie K 4Y.



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Maplethorpe Inn and Cafe

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012,
Thanks to Dianna Linder, owner of Historic Maplethorpe Inn and Cafe for featuring our asparagus on their menu in June. Stop by Bedeque, PEI for a great local meal.

cafe owners

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Lobster Barn Pub is open for the season

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012,
Located in right on the wharf in Victoria, PEI. This restaurant has a great menu of seafood and features our hamburger and asparagus.

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Look what fell off a truck at the end of our driveway.

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, May 19, 2012,

I think we'll keep it!

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No, I didn't pay for this!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, May 15, 2012,


This makes a bad day better!

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Asparagus season

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, May 15, 2012,
12 days earlier than last year, the first asparagus was picked yesterday!



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Shorthorn steer picture

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, May 10, 2012,
This steer is for sale and would make a great project for a summer of fall show. email Tim @ dixonfarms1@live.com or text/call 902 432 4771.



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PEI Burger Love a huge success!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,
Over 16,000 burgers enjoyed in the month of April. Check out the burger voted the favorite here.

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Maritime Angus Field Day Schedule

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 29, 2012,
Details of this  event can be found on the PEI Angus website. Plan to come for the weekend. We are located 5 miles from the Crapaud Exhibition fairgrounds so feel free to stop by and tour the herd.

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Border Classic Steer Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, April 26, 2012,
Good luck to all exhibitors at the Border Classic Steer show and sale in Nappan, Nova Scotia this Saturday. Best of luck to the Fillmores of Sackville, New Brunswick who will be showing a steer purchased from us. The 2011 Champion steer was bred and raised here at Dixon Farms and shown by the Locke Family of Pointe de Bute, New Brunswick.


2011 Border Classic Champion Steer

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Show steer for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,
We have a roan shorthorn steer available that would make an excellent summer or fall show animal. He is very tame and weighs approx. 800 lbs. Check back for pictures.

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Thank-you to all our bull buyers this spring

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 15, 2012,
John McCaughey and family, Auburn, PEI
John Gallant, O'Leary, PEI
Lowell Clark, Margate, PEI
Robert Little, Rexton. NB

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Lots of help in the barn on Friday

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 15, 2012,

Eric's grandkids Vance and Max Lawless were up and at it early to help with chores.

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Bulls are Sold

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, April 11, 2012,
We are currently sold out of bulls. We will have one yearling available in June after our own heifers are bred. If you are interested in this animal, he is TXE 26Y and listed on the "Bulls for Sale" page.

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TXE 1Y sells at Nappan Bull Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, April 7, 2012,
Thanks to repeat customer John Gallant of O'Leary, PEI for purchasing Worth-a-Bit Gangster 1Y today for $2800.

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Open Angus Heifers for Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, April 3, 2012,
We have a variety of black, red, purebred and crossbred open yearling heifers available for purchase. Contact Tim @ 902 432 4771 or dixonfarms1@live.com

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PEI Burger Love

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, March 29, 2012,
The very popular PEI Burger Love promotion will launch for the second year tomorrow at the AGM of the PEI Cattle Producers. This Island wide event celebrates our terrific local beef and its producers. Check out the website and then plan to sample some of the unique burger creations at the participating restaurants.

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TXE 12Y Sold

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, March 29, 2012,
Thank you to John McCaughey and family of Auburn, PEI for purchasing Worth-a-Bit New Frontier 12Y today.

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TXE 1Y sells April 7th

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, March 29, 2012,


Worth-a-Bit Gangster 1Y(click for pedigree) has been selected for the Maritime Beef Test Bull Sale. This is the only black red carrier to sell in the sale. He ranks in the top 1% in the breed for marbling, 7% for calving ease, 10% for birthweight and 15% for stayablity. 1Y is sired by the very popular Red SVR Gangster who also sired the champion bull Red Northline Fat Tony. His dam is from the top of our herd and is a never miss cow that also produced a previous herdsire for us, Worth-a-Bit F...
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DAISEY

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, March 26, 2012,

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Vet Exams Completed

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, March 25, 2012,
Reproductive tests have been completed on our yearling bulls and updates on their weights made to the site.



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Maritime Angus Association Scholarship

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, March 18, 2012,
The deadline for applications for this $500 scholarship is March 31. Click here to get an application and guidelines.
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Worth-a-Bit steers do well at PEI Easter Beef Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, March 18, 2012,
Congratulations to Corey Ford and Colby MacQuarrie for receiving Champion Limousin at the PEI Easter Beef Show on March 15th. They also placed 3rd in the AOB class. Both were Eye Candy sired calves purchased from us last fall.


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Thank You PEI Agromart and Island Lime!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, March 18, 2012,
for purchasing our 1390 lb steer for $2.00/lb at the 2012 PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale. Please support these local businesses who give back to their communities.
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BULLS ARE NOW FOR SALE

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, March 8, 2012,
Our five yearling bulls are doing well on test and after vet examinations in late March will be available. They are priced at $2500 each and to help out with marketing of your calves we are supplying a gift certificate for the value of a bag of Angus rfid tags with each bull! Email or call Tim @ 902 432 4771.

A maternal sister to bull 12y now owned by Nicole Booth of Jolicure, New Brunswick.

TXE 26y

SAV Wall Street, sire of TXE 13Y







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WEIGHTS UPDATED

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, February 25, 2012,
The yearling bulls we have on test were weighed on Friday and the new weights posted on the "Bulls for Sale" page. They are doing well and can be viewed anytime. Vet exams will be done in March.

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New Herdsire on the way

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, February 6, 2012,
Chico Explosive 8x has been purchased from John and Jan Lee of Chico Ranches in Airdrie, Alberta. He is a SAV Pioneer x Millcreek Diversity two year old. His EPD's are  BW 3.6 WW 49  YW 95  MILK  20


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Calving Update

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 23, 2012,
After having only 15 calves in 25 days we had 5 in the last 15 hours! Here is a list of what we have so far:

10 Purebreds    3 Soo Line Kodiak 9195 bull calves
                       2 Eastondale Breakaway bull calves
                       2 Worth-a-Bit New Frontier heifer calves
                       1 Connealy Thunder bull calf
                       1 Double A Old Post heifer calf
                       1 HF Torque bull calf

10 Crossbreds    4 Eye Candy's      2 bulls   1 heifer
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From Holtkamp Cattle Company Blog

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 21, 2012,
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
  
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Go Canada!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
Red Angus results from 2012 National Western Stock Show in Denver. Colorado.

CANADIAN CATTLE Excel IN DENVER
What a great day at the National Western in Denver for Canadian cattle in the Red Angus Show held on Jan. 9. Grand Champion bull went to Red Lazy MC Eye Spy 65Y exhibited by Clint & Angela Morasch, Lazy MC Angus of Bassano, AB. Six Mile Red Angus of Fir Mountain, SK won both Grand Champion Female with Six Mile Countess 105Y and Reserve Grand Champion Bull with Six Mile Smokin Gun 133Y ...


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Helping Youth

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
The Grant Moffat Herdbuilder Awards
http://www.everythingangus.com/NML/view.asp?ID=79&CID=8
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2012 calves

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Plane Ride

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 4, 2012,
Our neighbor invited me for a ride in his Cessna plane today. It has probably been 20 years since my last trip.

Borden, PEI and the Confederation Bridge connecting Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick


Home farm                                                                   Cow herd barns

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28 day report

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, December 30, 2011,

The new 28 day test report from the Nappan Test Station is posted. Check it here.

Pictured below is TXE 1Y who is on test at Nappan.


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Calving is about to begin!!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, December 29, 2011,

With the new tear approaching new calves will be hitting the ground soon. The first calves will be AI sired by Old Post, Breakaway, Thunder, Kodiak, Eye Candy and Mercedes Benz.  This heifer is due January 9th to SooLine Kodiak 9195 but I don't think she will make it!!


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New Angus Breeders Website

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, December 8, 2011,
Here is a great new site from the Welch's in Glassville, NB.
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Maritime Beef Test Start Weights

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, December 8, 2011,
TThe bulls on test at the Maritime Beef Testing Society started their test period last week. We have one bull there, TXE 1Y, a Red SVR Gangster son. Check out the data on all the bulls here and the pedigree and photos of 1Yhere.
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Rick Mercer visits Agribition

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, December 7, 2011,

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Hemi does it again!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, November 27, 2011,
Congratulations to Hamilton farms and Double F Ranch for having HF Hemi 176W chosen to the top 10 in the RBC Supreme Challenge held at Agribition in Regina last night. 176W is a paternal brother to our herdsire HF Torque 171W. 
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Heifers sold

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, November 19, 2011,
Thanks to Spencer Yeo of Summerside, PEI and Holly Cahill of Tignish, PEI for purchasing bred heifers this fall. Good Luck with your purchases!

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Soybean harvest complete

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, November 19, 2011,


After a very wet October the harvest got under way just before Halloween. Given the poor growing season, yields were very a respectable one tonne/acre. We grew 2 varieties DeKalb 26-10  and Coop variety Etna.

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CAA survey

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, November 19, 2011,
I just finished completing the Canadian Angus Association survey. All members should have received one in the mail or you can fill it out online. The Canadian directors want to hear from the membership on which direction the association should take in the future so please take the time to fill it out. You don't have the right to complain if you don't take part!!

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Angus Feeder Sale at Atlantic Stockyards

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 30, 2011,
On November 12 there will be a Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Sale held in conjunction with the regular sale. If you have angus feeders and want to consign to this contact Sean Firth at the sale barn at 902 670 5999.

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Bulls now on test

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, October 29, 2011,
Our 2011 bull calves officially started their winter test period on Thursday. Check out their stats on the "Bulls for Sale" page. We have 4 of our own bulls as well as one for Colby MacQuarrie of Winsloe, PEI on home test here at the farm and one bull going on test at the Maritime Beef Testing Station in Nappan, NS.

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Sale results

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, October 29, 2011,
The 13th annual Angus in Action Sale was another success. Many thanks to the organizers and consignors as well as the buyers. Our purebred heifer, Worth-a-Bit Blackcap 13X was purchased by Weldon Estabrooks of Sackville, NB and our commercial heifer is going to Richard Feeney in Harvey Station, NB.

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Upcoming Angus Feeder Sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, October 28, 2011,
If you have any angus feeders for sale, contact Sean Firth at atlanticstockyards.com to consign them to the first Canadian Angus Endorsed feerder sale in Truro, NS on November 12.

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Updated sale entry pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
Here is a  couple of new pictures of Lot 7, our purebred entry in the Angus in Action sale this Saturday in Nappan, NS.She is Worth-a-Bit Blackcap 13x safe to a Red Lazy MC Smash son 6 months. Catalogue can be found at PEI Angus Blog.

Dam of Lot 7





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added entry

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
We are now consigning a commercial bred heifer to the Angus in action Sale. She is an Angus/Simmental bred Angus and is 5 months pregnant.

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Half brother to our herdsire named reserve champion at Olds

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, October 7, 2011,
HF Hemi 176W was recently named reserve champion Angus bull at the Olds Fall Classic in Olds, Alberta. He and our herdsire HF Torque 171W are both sired by HF Hemi 151T. We have some great heifer calves in the pasture now by Torque and are really looking forward to his 2012 calves.


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Angus in Action Sale Entry

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, October 3, 2011,

WORTH-A-BIT BLACKCAP 13X is one of our top replacement females. Every one of her EPDs is well above the breed average, with her birth weight EPD in the top 7% of the breed and yearling weight in the top 20%. Her sire, WORTH-A-BIT IN FOCUS 12U, is currently owned by Ivan Boswall of Dunstaffnage PEI. He sired the Grand Champion Bull at the 2010 St. Mary's Fair and the Reserve Champion in 2011. Her dam, WORTH-A-BIT BLACKCAP 9U, was the pick of our yearlings in 2009 by John Donaldson, former Cana...
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Angus in Action Sale Catalogue

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, October 3, 2011,
Go to www.peiangus.blogspot.com to see the 13th annual Angus in Action sale to be held Saturday October 22nd in Nappan, Nova Scotia.



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Last Chance till Christmas!!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 2, 2011,
October 11th will be your last chance to get fresh Angus beef until Christmas. Contact us if you would like to try it for the first time or if you are one of our many loyal customers! Frozen product is available here at the farm anytime.


                                                                      







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Another CSA season comes to an end

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 2, 2011,
As summer turns to fall, this week marks the end to another CSA (community supported agriculture) season. Thanks to Jen and Derek Campbell of Jen and Derek's Farm for allowing us to partner with them in their vegetable subscription plan. Many thanks as well to Jeremy Pennings, Ernest Schleinkorn, JB and Sarah Rainsberger and Megan Mullally/Penny Solomon for their subscriptions to East Coast Angus Beef.

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New Brunswick Beef Expo

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, September 26, 2011,
Congratulations to the organizers of this year's event as well as all the winners of the various breed shows and the junior show. We here at Worth-a-Bit Angus were proud to sponsor the Champion Showman which was won by Taylor Welch of Garvie, New Brunswick.

Highlights of our showing were 2nd place angus heifer calf and 3rd place mature cow. Worth-a-Bit Annie K 4Y placed 6th in the multi breed Miss Beef Expo class.

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Eye Candy Heifer

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, September 22, 2011,

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Texas Drought

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, September 16, 2011,
While we complain about the weather, we are lucky to live where we do. These pictures from Texas make you realize how good we have it.  http://photoblog.statesman.com/dry-season-the-texas-drought-of-2011

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Prospects for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, September 13, 2011,
We have one Eye Candy heifer and one Angus x Shorthorn steer for sale.
email dixonfarms1@live.com for more info.

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Beef n' Blues

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, September 13, 2011,
Friday night  I attended the "Beef n" Blues" event which was part of the month long PEI Fall Flavors festival here on Prince Edward Island. It was a sold out event held in Summerside and was a tremendous success.

Local chefs such as Ross Munroe of Sims Steakhouse and celebrity chefs such as Mark MacEwan from Top Chef Canada prepared their favorite beef dishes at various stations throughout the room using product from Atlantic Beef Products. Meanwhile we were entertained with great blues music ...
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August has been a busy month

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, August 28, 2011,
After one of the coldest and wettest July's on record, the weather finally turned in August and we were able to catch up here on the farm. First cut was finally finished the second week of the month (latest ever) and we have a little second cut to complete this week. The organic spelt destined for Speerville flour mill was harvested on the 19th and we started the barley and straw on the 27th only to have Hurricane Irene arrive today with her heavy rain and wind putting a halt to combining for...
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Green Tagged Feeder Sales planned for Truro

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, August 10, 2011,

Mark November 12, 2011 and February 16, 2012 for the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Sales to be held at Atlantic Stockyards in Truro, Nova Scotia. Angus feeders have been bringing premium prices across Canada. Buyers from Ontario east will be in attendance looking for top quality Angus feeders.  For details on how to get the Canadian Angus green tags contact the Canadian Angus Eastern Fieldman Wayne Gallop at 819 826 3026  or Maritime Angus President Trevor Welch at 506 246 6000 trevo...
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July 16th pasture pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, July 17, 2011,





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4 year old bull for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, July 4, 2011,
Our senior herdsire Worth-a-Bit New Frontier 1U will be available Sept. 1. He is out of our best producing cow (Brooks Traveler daughter) and after three breeding seasons it is getting hard to keep him away from his maternal siblings. He is extremely gentle and easy calving with birth weights averaging 78 lbs.  epd's bw -.2 ww 43 yw 81 milk 15. He is eligible for the PEI bonus.


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CAA AGM review

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 21, 2011,
There is a recap of the Canadian Angus Association Annual General Meeting held in Clear Lake, Manitoba recently on the CAA website.

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Visit our Customers

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 14, 2011,
I just came back from dropping off an hamburger and asparagus order at the Lobster Barn in Victoria. We appreciate the local businesses that support us and I encourage you to visit them for a meal this summer.

Victoria Village Inn
Landmark Cafe
Maplethorpe Inn
Old Dublin Pub
Dundee Arms Inn
The Dunes Cafe

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PEI Beef Article

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, June 14, 2011,
Here is a great article from the good food revolution blog highlighting the great taste of PEI beef. We have had the pleasure of giving numerous tours to clients of Atlantic Beef Products over the last couple of years. It is a terrific opportunity to tell our story of environmentally friendly and low stress production to a consumer who is looking for more information about the food we produce and they consume. 

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Random pictures from around the farm

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 12, 2011,

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Asparagus planting

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 12, 2011,
Yesterday we planted some asparagus crowns. Since we have a small acreage we do it all by hand. With the help of some neighbors (Alex and Tessa Craig) we had planted 1000 plants in under two hours.
For those of you who are not familiar with asparagus, the material you plant are called crowns, a root mass that resembles spiders, for lack of a better term.
It will be 2013 before these plants will  be ready for harvest. Asparagus is a perennial crop and must be allowed to get established and build...
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Maritime Angus Field Day

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, June 3, 2011,
Good luck to all the junior exhibitors at the Maritime Angus Field Day and Junior show tomorrow in Port Elgin, NB.  It is being hosted by the Booth and Oulton families and many thanks to them. There are many sponsors that help to make this event an annual success. All the semen that is sold after the show has been graciously donated from across the country and all proceeds go to the juniors.

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May

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, May 30, 2011,
May seemed to go by so fast. It must have been all the time I spent looking out the window at all the rain! Last week the sun came out, the ground dried and I finally took off my touque. Barley and oats were put in last week and the soybeans will go in the ground this week.

The breeding season went well with AI sires used being Mercedes Benz and Eye Candy for club calves and Eastondale Breakaway, Old Post, Connealy Thunder, Soo Line Kodiak 9095 and Red Six Mile Sakic for the purebred Angus her...
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Spring Sale Updates

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, May 12, 2011,
Thanks to all our customers this spring!

Edwin Johnston, Bridgetown, PEI   2 bulls
Rob Molyneaux, Warren Grove, PEI   4 cows
Damien and Reggie MacDonald, Little Pond, PEI     4 heifers
Luke Rennie,  Alberton, PEI      6 cows/5 calves



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Border Classic Win!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, April 30, 2011,

Judge Jay Hiltz congratulates Nancy Locke Callendar on her win at the Border Classic Steer Show in Nappan, N.S. today. This hereford sired steer was purchased from us last fall. Thank you and congratulations to the Locke family of Pointe de Bute, N.B.  This 1340 lb steer sold in the ballroom of the Wandlyn Hotel Saturday evening for $5.75 /lb.

Thanks also goes to the Siddal family of Southhampton, N.S. for their purchases that placed well in the show as well as Mark Oulton of Sackville, N.B. f...
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Calf updates

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 17, 2011,
Here are a few new pictures of some of our 2011 calves

This is an Eye Candy out of a purebred angus cow.

Eye Candy heifer out of a Limo x cow

Eye Candy steer by an angus x cow


Red SVR Gangster heifer calf out of a Bush's Grand Design cow. For some reason the purebred calves won't stand for pictures but I'll get them eventually!!

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Thanks...again!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, April 4, 2011,
Edwin Johnston liked the bull he bought two weeks ago so much he came back and bought another one today!

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PEI Burger Love

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, April 1, 2011,
Help Celebrate PEI Beef by checking out www.peiburgerlove.ca and taking in a great meal at participating restaurants. Thanks to the PEI Cattleman's Association for this great promotion.

Proud PEI beef producer Jan Holmes of Kingston models her PEI Burger Love T-shirt at the 60th Annual PEI Easter Beef Show.

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Easter Beef Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, April 1, 2011,
Congratulations to all exhibitors at the 60th annual PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale and thank you to all the purchasers of steers in today's sale. Special congratulations to Ian and Austin Drake of Vernon Bridge for placing 1st in the Angus class with a steer sired by Worth-a-Bit Alliance and then taking reserve champion Angus overall.


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Breeding updates

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, April 1, 2011,
AI breeding is in full swing now. So far cows have been bred to the club calf bulls Eye Candy and Mercedes Benz and angus bulls Old Post and Eastondale Breakaway. Heifers have been bred to Mercedes Benz and angus  bulls Soo line Kodiak 9194 and Connealy Thunder.

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PEI Easter Beef Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 30, 2011,
Good Luck to all exhibitors tomorrow at the PEI Easter Beef Show and the sale on Friday!

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herdsire prospect

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, March 20, 2011,
Here is a January 27th SAV Wall Street bull calf out of a Youngdale Touchdown 36M two year old. He weighed 82 lbs at birth.


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Thanks

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, March 20, 2011,
Thank you to Edwin Johnston of Bridgetown for purchasing our bull TXE 2X this week.

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Bull weights updated

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, March 12, 2011,
The bulls were weighed, examined by the vet and Igenity test sampled today. The new weights are posted on the "bulls for sale" page and they are for sale anytime.

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And it starts all over again...

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, March 12, 2011,
Calving is winding down here with a 100% calving rate so far. Only a few more to come in the next month or so. We started breeding for next year today with 3 cows bred AI. 

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Thanks

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, March 12, 2011,
Thanks to Rob Molyneaux of Warren Grove, PEI for purchasing 4 cows from us for his growing herd.

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show prospect?

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, February 26, 2011,
Here is a steer calf out of one of our 2 year olds. The dam is a BC Lookout x shorthorn and the sire is red angus (a lazy MC Smash son).

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Now you know why I haven't been posting!!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, February 26, 2011,
All we do these days is move snow. It is piling up everywhere and soon there will be no where to put it. As I write this another storm is blowing, fortunately it has turned to rain but more white stuff is scheduled tomorrow.


What a difference a few months make!

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Our Red herd is expanding!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, February 10, 2011,
The red angus bred heifer purchased last fall calved on Sunday in the middle of a snow storm but all is well and she and her heifer calf are doing fine
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My Daily Visits

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, February 8, 2011,
Everyone has their favorite websites, the ones you visit everyday for whatever reason. Here is my list:

steerplanet    a chat room about the club calf industry
cattle.com                                       agricultural blog
facebook                                         self explanatory
Ontario Cattlemen's association        daily market reports
PEI Angus Association                     PEI Angus News
Brad Hook Broadcasting System       Agricultural blog
Everything Angus                        ...
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Free Classifieds at Everything Angus

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, February 5, 2011,
Everythingangus.com has been revamped and now has a free classified section. Check it out here.


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Bull weights updated

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, February 5, 2011,
The bulls that are for sale on this site were weighed today and the updated weights have been posted. Their ration is high in forage for proper growth and development. You won't see any huge ADG numbers, but you also won't see your bull melt away during breeding season. These two red angus and 3 black angus bulls are for sale anytime and can be viewed here at the farm.

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Supporting local beef

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 31, 2011,

The Haughton Ranch auctioned off one of its angus steers in the lobby of the Kamloops Plaza to promote its beef which will be featured in the hotel for the month of February. Read the article here.

(Taken from everythingangus.com )

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2011 calf pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 30, 2011,
I stated in a previous post that I would take some pictures of the year's arrivals. It was a beautiful sunny day here and the calves were feeling good so standing for a picture was a low priority for them but I managed to snap a few. The first four are eye candy calves and the next two are purebreds by SVR Gangster who sired the Grand Champion bull at 2011 National Western in Denver.

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Torque It Up

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 30, 2011,
The first calf has arrived from our new herdsire HF Torque 171W. A 94 lb bull calf out of a second calver arrived yesaterday. we are looking forward to many more from this bull who stood 3rd in class at the World Angus Form in 2009.

Thanks to Glenn Campbell of Graham's Road and Davidson Fall of Crapaud for renting Torque this winter.

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Bankers understand agriculture soo well.

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 27, 2011,
This ad  from New Zealand is pretty funny to most of us who are in the agricultural business but it also should make you realize that the average consumer probably understands our industry as much as Julian does. Do your part and go the extra mile to help your neighbors learn about agriculture!
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Sheep Lights

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 24, 2011,
This is amazing! Somebody also went to a lot of work.http://www.wimp.com/sheeplight/

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Thanks Stacey!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 19, 2011,

My Cousin Greg's wife Stacey MacKean Hardy had her kids up for a visit to see the cows the other day as they were going through "cow withdrawal". She snapped some pictures as they were looking and I wanted to share her photography skills.

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Interviews from the National Western Stock Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, January 18, 2011,
Cattle.com is posting interviews with owners of bulls on display followed by videos of the bulls

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Great Reading

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 17, 2011,
The comments in this catalogue are certainly unique. They make for a good read. I would say marketing genius as most people would be waiting by their mailbox for next year's! For those of you who are not involved in the cattle business, this is a cattle sale catalogue and the owner uses uncommon and "colorful" words to describe them.

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Calving Updates

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 16, 2011,
Calving is progressing at a snails pace. We only have 11 calves so far. I don't know what everyone else is finding but here this year the cows are going 6-10 days over with heavy birthweights (all unassisted). Usually this means more bull calves but we are heavy on heifers. To date we have 6 eye candy calves with 4  heifers and 2 bulls. There are 4 purebred angus calves with 2 of each. It has been hard to get pictures but I will post some when I get them.

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Make it 32...

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 16, 2011,
...countries. Hello Venezuala!

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Interesting website stats

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 13, 2011,
I have been using Google Analytics to track visitors to our site for eleven months. It is amazing to see where people come from and how they get here.

Visitors have come from 31 countries with the top 5 being Canada,United States, Ireland, United Kingdom and Russia

- 38% of visitors came from search engines (Google, Bing, etc.)
- 35% of visitors came from referring sites ( sites where our website is linked to)
- 25% of visitors came direct (typed in our web address)

Top 5 sources of traffic to our...
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You just never know...

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 9, 2011,
I just came back from checking the cows. I usually do it at 10:00 pm but tonight I went at 9:00, well one had just calved and she had the afterbirth off the hind end but not the front, I didn't see any breathing so i jumped the gate and tore the membrane off the head and low and behold there was a big shiny eye staring at me and a tounge sticking out and wiggling! The cow didn't want me there so i jumped back out and when I looked back he had his head in the air. Its amazing how things work o...
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This is what I do in my spare time!! Wow.

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 6, 2011,
I didn't think I minded heights but I couldn't even finish watching this.

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Bull Weights updated

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 5, 2011,
The bulls we have on test here at the farm were weighed today and the new weights posted on the "bulls for sale" page. This pen is being fed a high forage/low grain ration for moderate gains and building muscle not depositing fat.

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Canadian Angus Marketplace

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, January 4, 2011,
Check out our listing on the Canadian Angus Marketplace. This is a database set up by the Canadian Angus Association for easy searching of the membership with detailed information on each operation.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE CALVES, THEY ARE A COMIN'!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 1, 2011,
       We wish all the best to all our friends and customers past and the new ones we will meet in 2011.

Calving season is upon us and we have two new arrivals so far. One purebred, a 70 lb Gangster bull calf and pictured above, the first ever Eye Candy (crossbred club calf bull) calf to be born on PEI. She is a hefty 103 lb unassisted heifer out of a purebred cow. 56 more to go and they should start coming fast now.

Good Luck to the rest of you!

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Great Roasting Tips and Recipies

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, December 13, 2010,
Check out this link to make your holiday entertaining easy.
East Coast Angus Beef produced by Dixon Farms is the perfect choice for Christmas or New Year's celebrations. Roasts, steaks, hamburger, sausages, jerky and pepperoni are available as well as gift certificates.
http://www.beefinfo.org/?ID=17&ArticleID=37&SecID=6

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New Colors and Genetics coming to Worth-a-Bit Angus!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, November 22, 2010,
On my recent trip to Alberta I was searching for red angus genetics to add to our herd. We feel there is a market for the red cattle and will be better able to serve our customers with this wider selection.

A heifer calf and bred heifer were selected from the JD Lann Dispersal. Thanks to the Fisher family for putting together a great herd and for their hospitality. The cattle should arrive next week.

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Alberta trip

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, November 22, 2010,
I haven't blogged in a while as I took a trip to Alberta to take in Farmfair International in Edmonton. Ronnie Ford and myself left on Nov 11 and returned on the 18th. We took in the Angus show and multibreed sale as well as the supreme show over two days and then travelled to Vermilion to take in the Koran Stock Farm Dispersal sale and visited with other angus breeders Waveny Angus and Everblack Angus. Tuesday it was off to the JD Lann Dispersal sale in Olds and Wednesday visited Alta Geneti...
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Heifers for sale

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, November 3, 2010,
We have a nice group of 12 open red and black angus cross heifers available. They would average 1000 lbs. If you would prefer them bred, we can accomodate this as well. Please contact Tim at 902 432 4771 or dixonfarms1@live.com.

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new pages added to the site

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, October 31, 2010,
You might have noticed new pages added to the site.

 The "Bulls for Sale" page has information on the bulls we have on test this winter. There are 2 red angus from Isaac Smith of Mabou NS and one black angus from Ken Lisson of Apoquoi, NB as well as our own two.

The "Wish List Sale" page is a sneak peek of what is to come later this fall.We have just what you need for that hard to buy for farmer this Christmas!!

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Thank You

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,
Thanks to the Siddal family for purchasing 2 steers this week. Good luck at the Border Classic!

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High yields

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, October 21, 2010,
We are half done the soybeans for this year and the yields have been impressive. Our best yields have been 1.5 and 1.7 tonnes/ac. The average for this part of the country is 1-1.1 tonnes/ac.

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Thank You !

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, October 21, 2010,
We have had a successful year so far and hope the customers keep coming!

Thank you to:

David and Linda Locke    1 steer
Brian and Dora MacKinley    1 steer
Nicole Booth        1 heifer
Maple Meadows Farm    2 bred heifers
Richard Feeney            2 bred heifers



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Oliffe Meats

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, October 14, 2010,
Recently we had the privelege of having a visit from the Gundy's  who are customers of Atlantic Beef Products. This family of entrepreneurs own such establishments in Toronto as George Restaurant and Oliffe Fine Meats. Thanks for the visit guys and the great article in the National Post on PEI Beef!
http://life.nationalpost.com/2010/10/13/the-meat-lessons-meat-and-potatoes-on-prince-edward-island/


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Russia Bound

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, October 1, 2010,
Here are some cool pictures of Angus cattle being loaded on a plane for shipment to Russia. I have never seen this before and found it pretty interesting.

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Sad News

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, October 1, 2010,
We were sorry to hear this week that Thomas, the eight year old son of Kirk (Canadian Angus Association President) and Jill Wildman of Towaw Red Angus has been diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing chemotherapy. Best wishes and all the best to the Wildman family from the Dixon's.

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September notes

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, September 28, 2010,
It has been a busy month here. We have been catching up on odd jobs and repairs the last couple of weeks as well as training calves. I went to the New Brunswick Beef Expo on the weekend and had a successful and great time. I arrived with 6 head and came home with 3! Many thanks to Mark Oulton for all his help and the Expo crew, especially Gale and Linda Lackie for all their hard work.

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Everything is early

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, September 2, 2010,
 I can never remember having the oats combined in August and the straw done the 2nd day of September. Usually we are struggling to get finished by the third week of September. The weather has been fantastic, almost to good as this week has been incredibly hot with humidex's up to 40 C. I know that other parts of the country are knee deep in water but we might be joining them this weekend as Hurricane Earl is on his way.

Congratulation to Nicole Booth and her family on winning Grand Champion Fe...
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Fall is coming!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, August 16, 2010,
You know fall is just around the corner when we start to wean calves to get them ready for the fall shows. Five calves made the cut and after a few days to adjust the training will begin.

    Another sign of changing seasons is harvest time. We combined our organic spelt yesterday and are quite happy with the yield. This crop was not underseeded but the clover is unreal! Soybeans are planned to be put in this field so at least it will be a nice plowdown.

    I have had some bad luck with the na...
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July

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, July 22, 2010,
As usual trying to do dry hay here is torture like no other! Very rarely do you seem to get three good days in a row. We have managed to get it down to just 15 acres remaining so all in all not too bad. The summer has been warm and we have had rather cool summers for the last couple of years so we won't complain. The soybeans have really taken off and so has the price. The navy beans are cultivated and are close to filling in the rows.

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June is a busy month!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, June 26, 2010,
I have gotten a little behind in my posts this month. Life sometimes gets in the road!

Congratulations to all the exhibitors at the Maritime Angus Field Day in Pictou the weekend of June 10. A record number of exhibitors were in attendance. The future is bright for the Angus breed!

The following week we were pleased to have visitors from Alberta tour our herd before they took in the Canadian Angus Assoc annual meetings in Halifax. Hats off to Betty-Lou Scott for organizing a great conference.

As...
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Rain Rain go away!!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, June 6, 2010,
You should never complain about the weather. We were actually very dry for the first time in years and now we are getting an inch a day it seems for the last week. Only have a half day of planting left so this is a real nuisance. Spraying and cultivating is at a standstill.

This weekend is the Maritime Angus Field Day and Junior show to be held at the Pictou, NS fairgrounds. There are 30 heifers entered and Kirk Wildman, President of the Canadian Angus Assoc. will be the judge. The following w...
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May stuff

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, May 23, 2010,
 Picked the first asparagus on May 12. This is about a week earlier than normal. Put the cows out on May 18 and this is about a week earlier as well. We could hardly get the trailer door closed as they put their heads down and started eating as soon as they came off.

I used some of my air miles and ordered a kodak pocket video camera. I will practice using it before I post videos of the calves we will have for sale this fall.

I once said that I would never use face book because it was just a p...
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new look!!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, May 11, 2010,
I just changed the look of the site. I thought the burlap background had more of a "farm" feel. What do you think?

It's been while since I updated as the spring work is in full out mode. The fencing is 3/4 done, wormed the cows today and vaccinating and castrating to be done tomorrow. We like to do this about a week before we put them on grass so we can keep a better eye on them in case of any complications.

Field work is well underway and will start sewing on Thursday. This year we are growing...
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Buy local and CSA's

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 25, 2010,
Jen and Derek Campbell have successfully started a CSA. That stands for community supported agriculture. They have allowed us to partner with them to supply beef for this venture this year. To learn more about CSA's click on this link, www.peistuffonline.com/jdcfarm/




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April happenings

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, April 17, 2010,
I took a little road trip earlier this week. I delivered organic spelt and milling wheat to the Speerville Flour Mill just outside of Woodstock, NB. I then attended the Carleton County Steer Show held in Florenceville, N.B. It was a great show with the top 5 steers being top notch. The Parkinson family took both Grand and Reserve on the day.


Speervillle Flour Mill                                           Tracy MacIntosh showing her steer at the Carleton County Steer show.




ONE 4WD SOLENOID    ...
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Visitors, flu, fats, asparagus, tiles and heroes (???)

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, April 10, 2010,
Monday started off with shipping cattle to Atlantic Beef Products in Albany and the bulls we were boadring for the winter left as well. Thanks to Lindale Angus, Dale and Linda Lackie and Jim MacFarlane for their business. This allowed us to move cattle around in the barn so we could make a pen for our replacement heifers and put a bull in with them to start breeding.

Monday must have been "the official day for visiting the Dixon's" as we had 8 visitors plus the contractor who was putting new w...
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breeding season is well underway

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, April 4, 2010,
Put the bulls out this morning. We have purebreds bred to Red SVR Gangster (3), SAV Wall Street (2) and crossbreds to Highliner and Eye Candy (6).

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He's here!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, March 27, 2010,
HF Torque 171W arrived on PEI yesterday. There were about 15 on the truck that started in Alberta with pickups in Sask and Ont. along the way. We are very pleased with Torque. He is square hipped, strong topped, long spined and walks extremely well. Pictures will follow soon.

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finished product!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, March 24, 2010,
I delivered our navy beans to Maurice Girouard of St. Paul, NB a couple of weeks ago. It has been a learning experience over the last couple of years as growing these white beans organically has been a challenge. Keeping the beans from staining during harvest and battling molds and mildew due to our wet summers has been a full time job! Finally we are seeing a final product. Thanks Maurice.



Our new herdsire, HF Torque 171W arrives on Friday, will post pics when he is rested up.

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Happy Customers!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, March 15, 2010,
Received these pictures today from the Booth's of Jolicure, NB. They purchased Worth-a-Bit Annie K 5U from us last fall and she had a bull calf in late January. Always great to have satisfied and (hopefully) repeat customers!!
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Easter Beef show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, March 13, 2010,
Went to the Easter Beef show on Thursday. Cattle were good and the judges, Lee and Dawn Wilson did an excellent job, especially with the 4-H show as they took the time to give positive comments and criticism to all exhibitors. Congratulations to Justin Ford for showing "Blue", a steer purchased from us to 2nd place and champion Intermediate showman!

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a week's worth of ramblings

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, February 28, 2010,
Last Sunday Dad and I went to look at a steer we sold that is going to the PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale. He certainly changed a lot. Will update on how he does. These guys had some awesome I Am Ledgend and Orange Crush calves as well.

It has been about 50 years since there have been dairy cows on this farm but there's one here now. After a crazy heifer nearly killed her calf and another cow went down, we have two calves to feed. I called around and found a great cow that took to both calves r...
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live chat on steerplanet

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, February 13, 2010,
Kirk Stierwalt, one of the most well known clippers in North America will be taking questions during a live chat on Steerplanet, starting at 10:00 pm atlantic on February 24. Here is the link for more information.http://www.steerplanet.com/bb/index.php?topic=16256.0
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a good Sunday news story.

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, February 7, 2010,
This is a great story. Guess she won't have to worry about paying for college now!

http://www.wfaa.com/news/entertainment/pets/Teen-from-Loving-Turns-Terrible-Year-into-Stock-Show-Victory-83693147.html

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Quite a week!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Friday, January 29, 2010,
We have had fantastic weather this week. Sunshine and temps in the single digits. The only snow is along the hedgerows.
Today, however is a different story. Have about a foot and a half of snow and its going to get cold and blow.

Calving wasn't the best this week. We had one born dead yesterday and one laid on last night. Here's a story you won't believe... We had a heifer calve last week and she lost the calf but she wasn't done, she had another a week later! The vet says this is extremely rar...
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Here we go!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 23, 2010,
While I think we lead a pretty typical life here on the farm, I thought you might like to hear about some of the day to day happenings that take place here. Everything from newborn calves to expensive repair bills! Check back periodically or subscribe and receive updates as they happen.

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