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Current Sires
 
WSS CELEBRATION 2C 1/29N
Polled Fullblood (pictured June 2016 @ 15 months)

Deep bodied with a good muscle pattern, and sired by the female maker Roseneath William. Celebration carries our grand old herd sire WSS Mighty four times in his pedigree. We expect great things from this young bull.

Celebration was named the 2016 National Champion Bull, and 2016 Farmfair Grand Champion Bull.
   
CRYSTAL MR UNIVERSE 38U 1/29N
Fullblood (pictured June 2016 @ 8.5 years)

We purchased Universe as an eight year based on the quality offspring he had been producing. He sired our 2012 Reserve National Champion Female, and was himself the 2009 Reserve National Champion Bull. Universe also has our old herd sire WSS Mighty four times in his pedigree along with my old favourite WSS Petula 13P twice (through Hanover Special).

   

**Youngblood was the 2013 National Champion Bull**
CRYSTAL YOUNGBLOOD 28Y 1/29N
Fullblood (pictured October 2013 @ 32 months)

A bull that we own with friends Dave & Janet Kamelchuk (Little Creek Farms). He was the high selling animal at the 2011 National Sale where we purchased him, and went on to be named the National Reserve Champion Bull Calf for 2011.
He is a true power bull, with a ton of muscle and depth of body.

He was on test at the Douglas test station for the winter, and we expect great things from him. He weighed 1435 lbs at 13 months (end of test), and had a scrotal circumference of 37.5 cm. His EPD's place him in the top 3% of the breed for weaning growth, top 6% for yearling growth, top 1% for milk production, top 2% for Rib Eye Area, top 10% for Marbling and top 2% for scrotal circumference.

His maternal brother, Crystal Waldo, was the 2010 National Reserve Champion Bull and the 2011 National Champion Bull.  Waldo is now the main herdsire at Crystal Farms. Their dam was one of the best in the Crystal herd, and was in the Crystal Farms flush program.
 
Foundation Sires
 
IGHA
Fullblood; French Import
The first Blonde bull owned by Willow Springs Stock Farm. His strengths were feet & legs, docility, muscle and a nice square hip. He is a complete outcross to almost all the other Blonde cattle that have been imported.
WSS MIGHTY
Fullblood
Mighty was purchased in the spring of 1981 as a Canadian Blonde Association donation calf. He went on to become the most dominant bull of his era, with his offspring winning countless championships, and doing well in performance tests. Mighty himself was the 1981 Farmfair Grand Champion, 1981 Calgary Reserve Champion and 1982 Agribition Reserve Grand Champion. Mighty's greatest strength was his consistency; breed him to a good cow and you got a good calf; breed him to an average cow and you got a good calf. He was also very easy calving, and improved the udders and milk production of most cows. His legacy was the great daughters and granddaughters he left throughout the breed. He bred at Willow Springs until he was ten years of age.
 
LAKEVIEW YOKUM 14Y
Fullblood
Sired by Flambar, in Grandpa's opinion the best original French import bull, and out of the Tonmark Lena cow. Lena was originally purchased by Grandpa in 1976 as part of his first package of Fullblood Blondes. She sold through the Gold Rush sale as a twelve year old for $5000, and produced a quality calf every year (15) until she was 17 years old (see The Cows). She had an excellent udder even as an aged cow, and very good feet. Grandpa purchased Yokum at the 1990 national show. He was used on heifers and proved to be very easy calving, and is a breed leader for calving ease and milk prodcution. He was a little smaller framed but very deep ribbed and well muscled. Yokum was the 1990 Farmfair Reserve Champion.

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Willow Springs Stock Farm
Reed & Michelle Rigney and Family
Box 5959 Westlock, Alberta, Canada T7P 2P7
Phone/Fax (780) 348-5308
rigney@clearwave.ca