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Volume 61, Issue 4

The Official Publication of the International Brangus® Breeders Association.

Subscriptions: Frances Miller 210.696-8231 x203 frances_miller@int-brangus.org

The Brangus Journal is an international publication serving the Brangus seedstock producer. Published bimonthly, this archive is designed to highlight accomplishments and improvements within the association. The purpose of the Brangus Journal is to serve the best interests of the members while showcasing IBBA member breeding programs, efforts and achievements to other Brangus seedstock producers. The Journal also provides a venue for the IBBA to communicate directly with their members providing updates related to the association, publishing feature stories, or announcing results. Publication #ISSN0006-9132. Periodicals postage paid at San Antonio, Texas, and additional entries. Postmaster: Send address changes to Brangus Publications, Inc., 5750 Epsilon, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Subscription Rates: Domestic Periodicals—1 year, $25; First class—$55. Foreign—1 year, periodicals, $25; air mail to Mexico, $70, Canada, $70, Australia, $115; air mail to all other countries, $115. Contact: Address: 5750 Epsilon, San Antonio, Texas 78249 Telephone: 210.696.8231 Fax: 210.696.8718 Web site: www.brangusjournal.com Email: brangusjournal@int-brangus.org The International Brangus® Breeders Association does not verify claims made by the advertisers in this publication.

BPI OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman : Ron Flake (662.509.2233) President : Dr. Joseph Massey (210.696.8321 x212) Secretary/Treasurer : Steve Densmore (979.778.1055) Director : Fred McCreary (251.578.4750) Director: R.L. Robbs (520.384.3654) STAFF Frances Miller: Controller (x203, frances_miller@int-brangus.org) Tyler Dean: Director of Youth Programs and Shows, Publications Representative (405.867.1421, tyler@int-brangus.org) Brittni Drennan: Communications Coordinator (x202, brittni@int-brangus.org) Patti Teeler: Accounting (x205, patti@int-brangus.org) Rosanne Sralla: Registry Specialist (x206, rosanne_sralla@int-brangus.org) Lindsey Matli: Customer Service Representative (x204, lindsey@int-brangus.org) ADVERTISING IBBA Office: (210.696.8231), advertising@int-brangus.org Tyler Dean: (405.867.1421), tyler@int-brangus.org

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On the Cover. Allison Deshotel and Katy Knox compete in the Senior Showmanship Finals for the last time in their IJBBA careers.

DEPARTMENTS

4. IBBA Connection 16. IJBBA Connection 17. IBA Connection 62. Marketing Update 65. Membership 71. Sale Reports 75. Brangus Plus 76. State Directory 79. Services 80. Advertiser’s Index 80. Calendar of Events

FEATURES & SPECIALS Past IJBBA Member Receives National Recognition for Career Success National Junior Brangus Show and Futurity 2013 NJBS - A Week in Pictures Champions Named at 2013 NJBS Champion’s Challenge and Bred and Owned Shows Summer Vacation Champions Crowned at 31st Annual NJBS Passing the Torch - The Next Generation of Brangus Leaders Dean Receives Honorable Georganne Myers Award IBBA Queen Crowned IJBBA Board Members Retire 2013-2014 IJBBA Board of Directors Named IBBA Show Animals of the Year Champions Chosen at the 2013 Brangus Futurity 2013 TJBBA State Show Champions BRANGUS JOURNAL

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IBBA CONNECTION - STAFF Controller

Accounting Specialist

FRANCES MILLER

PATTI TEELER

210.696.8231 x203 frances_miller@int-brangus.org

210.696.8231 x205 patti@int-brangus.org

Contact Frances for: • Brangus Journal & Frontline Beef Producer Subscriptions • Accounting Questions • THR Questions

Contact Patti for: • Accounting Questions • THR Questions

Director of Shows & Youth Programs Publications Representative

Registry Specialist

ROSANNE SRALLA

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405.867.1421 or 405.207.6921 tyler@int-brangus.org

Contact Rosanne for: • THR Questions • Registry Questions • DNA Questions • Ultrasound Questions

Contact Tyler for: • Brangus Journal & Frontline Beef Producer Advertising and Content • Upcoming Regional & National Shows • Junior Activities

Customer Service Representative

Communications Coordinator

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BRITTNI DRENNAN

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Contact Lindsey for: • Commercial Marketing Administration • Enrollment • Tag Orders • Membership & Educational Information • Event Planning & Convention

Contact Brittni for: • GoBrangus Online Advertising • Social Media Inquiries • News Related to Brangus • Publication Content

IBBA Staff Involvement Continually working with industry partners to promote and advance the Brangus breed Registry management Communications development Answer calls and questions Total Herd Reporting Fall EPD run Prepared, attended and took minutes at numerous board meetings – Lindsey Matli Prepared and mailed fall preliminary reports for THR – Rosanne Sralla, Patti Teeler & Frances Miller

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National Junior Brangus Show and Futurity planning and preparation – Tyler Dean Attended Texas Junior Brangus Show – Tyler Dean Attended NJBS and Futurity, West Monroe, Louisiana – Tyler Dean and Brittni Drennan Attended Oklahoma Brangus Association Summer Meeting – Tyler Dean Preparation for Western National and Show of Merit– Tyler Dean TAMU Beef Cattle Short Course – Lindsey Matli

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IBBA CONNECTION - BOARD President, Ron Flake, Area 2

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Contact the Director from your area with any questions or concerns you have have about our association.

Events Attended: • Attended board meetings and were on numerous conference calls - All • Assisted in planning National Junior Brangus Show Contests – Traci Middleton • Attended National Junior Brangus Show and Futurity – Don Cox, Traci Middleton, Russ Williamson & Danny Farris • Ozark Empire Fair Brangus Shows – Cody Gariss

• Oklahoma Brangus Association Summer Meeting – Mike Vorel • Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference – Chuck Sword • Southeast Brangus Breeders Field Day – Cody Gariss, Traci Middleton, Robert Field & Chuck Sword • Missouri State Fair Brangus Shows – Cody Gariss

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IBBA CONNECTION Brangus Juniors

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hen Brittni sent me the topic for this month’s issue of the Journal, I immediately began trying to come up with words that would inspire our Juniors to stay in the cattle industry. We are always hearing about the declining number of young adults entering into the cattle industry each year, and we certainly do not want to lose any that are smart enough to start off raising Brangus! After thinking about the limited interaction I have had with the Juniors, I would have to say they already have the inspiration and only need continued support from established breeders to assure they stay the course. Our Juniors are certainly more educated in raising cattle than we were at their age. They

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only have to fill in the gaps of education with experience that will be gained with time. In the meantime, we older breeders must continue to support our Juniors in all aspects of the day-to-day challenges of surviving in the cattle industry. To the Junior Brangus breeders, I say keep up the good work and stay the course. The rewards of cattle farming are found at the end of the day when you realize you have had a hand in producing a great and useful product. Remember, someone has to be successful, someone has to write the next bestseller, someone has to be number one, someone has to be on the best, why not you! You possess all the attributes the greatest of men/ women have ever had! BJ

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IBBA CONNECTION Flashback

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was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend and cover the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) this year, and I can honestly say I was blown away. I was tremendously impressed with the youth involved in this association and in this breed. Their display of character, positive energy, leadership, passion and devotion was so refreshing to experience. Republished below from a 1992 Brangus Journal is a past IJBBA member’s collection about the opportunities he experienced on his travels, the valuable lessons he learned and the quality people

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he was able to meet. This brief article is a reflection of the kind of outstanding individuals the IJBBA produces, but not without the dedication, hard work, service and long hours of the parents and adults that help guide this association, drive countless hours to shows and serve as advisors to the youth. You will read about these superior individuals throughout this issue. Passing the Torch on page 40 and the Georganne Myers Award on page 46 are just a couple of examples that exhibit the kind of quality, genuine people who are evident throughout this association.

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have been a member of the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA) since 1986, and have been privileged to be a member of the IJBBA board since 1991. During that time, many things have occurred to enrich my life, increase my knowledge of the cattle industry and widen my perspective. Having the opportunity to travel has been one of the highlights of these past four years. During that time I have gone to National Junior Brangus Shows in Jena, Louisiana; Wichita, Kansas; and Texarkana, Arkansas. Not only have I been able to go to these shows, but I have also seen some of the scenic attractions in most of these cities- from the green hills of Louisiana, to the rolling plains of Kansas, to the beautiful countryside of Arkansas. This year, I am looking forward to visiting Perry, Georgia. It will be too far to bring my cattle, but I will still be able to help with the show and see what the state of Georgia has to offer. While in these different part of the country, I have, of course, tried the food specialties. I have had delicious seafood, hot and spicy (and delicious) Mexican food, and, of course, had the chance to eat at some of the best steakhouses in the country. Having the opportunity to serve on the IJBBA board has enabled me to learn much more about our changing and challenging industry. It has also taught me more about social skills and the basics of conducting business meetings. 10 | AUGUST 2013

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The best thing I have gotten from my IJBBA experience is a chance to meet so many good people. From the IJBBA board counselors, to my fellow board members, to all of the Brangus breeders and to all the great people in the beef industry! BJ

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ike many juniors who grow up in the International last one in 2002.” Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA), Stacy Hayes was crowned the IBBA Queen in 1998-1999 and served Sproul Hayes has extensive experience in the Brangus on the Board of Directors in numerous capacities from 1997 to breed, having been involved in her family’s registered 2002. She participated in almost every contest she could including Brangus operation in Isabella, Okla. Hayes was initially involved the poster contest, quiz bowl and salesmanship in which she was in the Oklahoma Junior Brangus Association, which led to her most competitive. Hayes said she gained so many opportunities involvement at the national level, and and learned many life lessons while she served as the IJBBA President on serving on the junior board. the Board of Directors in 2000-2001. “I feel like it helped me be a Sproul Brangus was a partnership more outgoing person, and now I between Hayes’ dad, Ron, and his can walk into a situation and meet brother, Wally. She traveled, hauled, people,” Hayes said. “I moved from showed with and competed against Oklahoma to Louisiana, and being her brothers, Scott and Clint, and involved in the IJBBA has helped me her cousins, Andy and Emily. The feel more comfortable being exposed operation truly was a family affair, to new and different situations. I and they shared in each other’s even learned about the small things; accomplishments and big wins. the board taught me how to host “Between five kids and one herd, I meetings, travel as a group, navigate Stacy Sproul Hayes was just as excited when my cousins yourself around new places and how IJBBA Board of Directors President 2000-2001 or brothers won as when I won,” to be independent.” Pictured with her husband, Cody, and sons, Guy and Gage. Hayes said. “I was very fortunate that Hayes obtained a degree in we didn’t have to go out and buy a lot of show cattle. We bred and Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University in 2005. raised them on our own operation, and that was a true blessing, She now lives in Kinder, La., with her husband, Cody, and two I feel, for a ranch to support five kids showing very competitively young boys, Guy (six) and Gage (three), where she teaches fifth where so many lessons were learned.” grade reading. The Hayes family lives on Cody’s family’s rice farm In 1996, Hayes won Supreme Champion at the National Junior and is involved in showing pigs at the national level. Guy also has Brangus Show (NJBS) in Kansas City after winning her division a steer he will show at Southern University in the spring after he and the Grand Champion Owned Female. The female was one turns seven. that she and her family bred and raised. She also won Reserve “My goal was to be a positive role model for the kids I was setting Champion Senior Calf in the Owned Show in Lake Charles in an example for,” Hayes said. “Get involved and meet people both 2000. But, the family was involved in more than just the show ring. inside and outside your state because those people will remain “I was as involved as one possibly could be,” Hayes recalled. contacts, and you just don’t know who you might need one day. “I was on the board for a long time, and I really enjoyed every Step out of your comfort zones and try new things because you minute of it. My first National Junior Brangus Show was in 1990 never know what great experiences you might have.” BJ in Wichita, Kan., and I didn’t miss a national show until after my

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IBBA CONNECTION Our Future is in Good Hands

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ach year for about the past 12 years, the biggest event of my summers has been the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS). A substantial number of those years, I was a member of the IJBBA Board of Directors and for the past four years I have been lucky enough to be the Coordinator/Director of Youth Activities. Without question the NJBS is something I look forward to beginning as early as August! The planning and execution is something I thoroughly enjoy and thrive on! This year, I was dealt a huge blow in the weeks leading up to NJBS. My prep time and ability to follow through on last minute things was shattered, and I was left driving to West Monroe having Jessica transcribe my list of “MUST-DO’S” for the week to merely run – much less be the memorable event NJBS is known to be. I must admit, on the trip to NJBS, the MUST-DO list seemed insurmountable! What awaited me at NJBS was nothing less than unimaginable. Immediately upon pulling into the IKE facility, I was greeted by families and offered assistance with any and everything. It started with helping unload the tack and equipment we brought for Levi to show. It continued with help on stalling assignments and understanding as to why they were not already completed! It gained momentum every time I stepped foot in the barn as someone was constantly asking what they could do to help out. I think we

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stuffed a record number of exhibitor packets in a record amount of time with about 20 different people forming an assembly line and sending packets around the room faster than most commercial conveyor belts. But, it didn’t stop on Monday when the NJBS activities started. Families worked together and took over lunches so that I never had to give them another thought – well, except when it was time to go get a box and eat, of course! Other families took over getting the backdrop up and ready for pictures on Wednesday while others manned the show office so that I could work on class postings, “Source of Champions” Sale finalization and helping the IJBBA Directors run their contests. Still others took charge on Thursday and made sure the Futurity cattle check-in ran smoothly and that bulls were weighed and measured. It was a very humbling experience to say the least. I outline all this because, to me, it says and shows a lot about the families involved in our Junior Association. It shows the dedication and commitment these families have to their children, each other and to the Brangus breed as a whole. It shows the compassion each family has to EVERY single person in the barns that week. It proves there is one “Brangus” family and that each and EVERY family that attends NJBS is welcomed into that family. It proves that families pull together when needed to accomplish any task. Lastly, it proves our Brangus family is the kind of family who is raising the right kind of kids that can and will lead our association for years to come. OUR FUTURE IS IN GREAT HANDS. Words cannot express the appreciation and gratitude I and my family have toward every single person who helped and contributed to the success of this year’s NJBS. BJ ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As a third generation Brangus breeder, Tyler Dean grew up believing in Brangus cattle. At the age of eight, Dean joined the IJBBA to show Brangus heifers and asended the ranks to serve as President of the Board of Directors in 2004-2005. Professionally, Dean oversaw operations as ranch manager of a growing commercially focused Brangus operation. Under Dean’s guidance the ranch grew to be the largest source of Brangus bulls in the state of Oklahoma. Additionally, Dean has worked with a large scale commercial ranch in the Oklahoma Panhandle on genetics and management. Before joining IBBA, Dean worked independently managing sales as well as doing independent advertising and catalog design and production. As the Director of Shows and Youth Programs, Dean coordinates IBBA’s four National and four Regional Shows along with coordinating and executing all IJBBA activities. Additionally, as the Brangus Publications Representative, Dean works on layout and production of all Brangus print media as well as coordinates advertising sales and publication content for Brangus Publications, Inc.

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IJBBA CONNECTION NJBS Reflections

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rom the Grand Champion Female to Barnyard Olympics and the lunch time meals, NJBS 2013 would not have been possible without the 100s of sponsors that generously donated their time and funds. NJBS is definitely a week I will never forget. I am so excited to be elected president of the junior board and to have the honor of leading a national show next year in my hometown. I would like to take the time to thank several people for their devotion and commitment to our national show because without them our show would not be possible. Without the generous breeders and businesses that advertise in our show program and sponsor our meals and awards, the show would not have the prestige and glamour it offers. Just as importantly, the

parents and families that motivate, drive and support our juniors deserve all the thanks in the world. Last, but certainly not least, a great deal of appreciation is given to the entire board of directors and advisors who have worked extremely hard all year to put this show together. NJBS was all about spending time with families and friends. This is also a time to meet new people while exhibiting the Brangus breed we all love so much. “The ribbons are going to fade, and the trophies are going to tarnish. We need to remember that it’s family time and teaching the life skills of responsibility, communication and good sportsmanship – that’s the real reason we do it.” –Grant Grebner, Illinois Central Community College Judging Coach. BJ

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“The ribbons are going to fade, and the trophies are going to tarnish. We need to remember that it’s family time and teaching the life skills of responsibility, communication and good sportsmanship – that’s the real reason we do it.” –Grant Grebner, Illinois Central Community College Judging Coach.

President Kacie Wallace, Bryan, TX goinshowin02@yahoo.com

Ex-Officio Kelsey Munoz, Pearland, TX kmunoz@munozcattlecompany.com

Director Tanner Bosarge, Evergreen, AL tannerbosarge@yahoo.com

Director Ali Congdon, Repton, AL ali_cdancingauburncowgirl@yahoo.com

Advisor Ginger Pritchard gingerdp@aol.com

Advisor Sharon McCreary mccrearyfarms@hotmail.com

Director Allyson Polston, Lakeland, FL goober4141@gmail.com

Director Racheal Sharp, Konawa, OK sharpk@konawa.k12.ok.us

Advisor Joe Dillard dillardcattle@aol.com

Advisor Myron Saathoff myronsaathoff@yahoo.com

Director Quinn Carter, Haines City, FL quinn.carter95@yahoo.com

Director Colby Davis, Talequah, OK cwdbrangus@yahoo.com

Advisor Veronica Munoz vsmunoz@munozcattlecompany.com

Advisor Steve Densmore s.densmore@bre.com

Director Director Meghan Pickett, Robeline, LA McKenzie Posey, Wayner, OK speeples1@bellsouth.net posey_mckenzie@yahoo.com IBBA Queen Kourtney Gardner, China Spring, TX kourtney.l.gardner@gmail.com 16 | AUGUST 2013

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Chair Traci Middleton tracimiddleton@hotmail.com

Director of Youth Activities Tyler Dean tylerwdean@gmail.com

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Providing for IJBBA Members

he International Brangus Auxiliary (IBA) was founded in 1977 as an organization to help promote the Brangus breed and assist International Junior Brangus exhibitors with their future endeavors in education. In total, the IBA has awarded more than $340,000.00 in scholarships. This year the IBA has presented a little more than $10,000.00 in scholarships and has been encouraging juniors to apply for the IBA scholarship program. IJBBA members may be awarded a maximum of two IBA scholarships during their college career. Moreover, the IBA scholarships are provided through the efforts of fundraising activities and donations made to the IBA scholarship program. Without the hard work, dedication and support of the IBA, additional scholarships would not be possible for our Brangus juniors. This year, I received the Joe Reznicek Memorial scholarship for completing my year as the International Junior Brangus President. Every year, upon completion of the IJBBA presidential term, the outgoing president automatically qualifies and receives the Joe Reznicek scholarship. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with meeting Mr. Reznicek, but I have a deep understanding that he was without a doubt a true “hero,” a great man and lived his life as an example for others to follow. He was the owner of Cow Creek Ranch in Aliceville, Ala., and dedicated his time to helping and supporting the Brangus juniors. He also started the

Ultrablack Brangus and believed that juniors are the future of the Brangus breed, and the juniors will keep the Brangus breed alive and thriving for generations to come. On January 15, 2010, Joe Reznicek passed away after battling his fight with a cancer known as, lymphoma. His wife, Joy Reznicek, an IBA member herself, and her family established a scholarship in Mr. Reznicek’s name. Mrs. Reznicek dedicates her time and gives her support to the Brangus juniors while still maintaining and operating Cow Creek Ranch and keeps the inspiration and motivation alive that her husband inspired in herself and the Brangus family. Finally, my time spent as president of the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA) has been one of elation, inspiration and fortune. I have learned that leadership is not giving orders, but it is a drive to teach, to lead, to promote and to encourage juniors to participate and get involved with the Brangus breed, the International Juniors Brangus Breeders Association and each other. I am deeply touched by all who have supported me in my position as president and hope I can continue to advise and encourage all junior members to remain active in this vital organization. I am a product of an organization that has given me not just a scholarship, but the value of a leadership experience that has prepared me for a new role in life. BJ

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FEATURE Past IJBBA Member Receives National Recognition for Career Success

by Brittni DRENNAN IBBA COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

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his time of year following the popular National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS), you may look back and reflect on your own Junior Brangus career – what awards you won, what shows you attended, what best friends you made. You might even wonder where your show buddies ended up. A past IJBBA member is now making headlines in the political field, and you might have competed against him in an IJBBA contest just a few years ago. Jared Suhn grew up around Brangus his entire life. A majority of that time was spent learning the ropes at Suhn Cattle Company, owned by his parents Vernon and Vicki Suhn, in Eureka, Kan. He was actively involved in his local 4-H club as well as the IJBBA, showing Brangus at local and national shows and competing in contests at the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS). In Wichita, Kan., where he first attended NJBS, he demonstrated his natural talent in the public speaking, showmanship, poster, photo and salesmanship contests. All of Suhn’s experience was self-taught as he began helping his dad market the operation and advertise for sales at their family ranch. He learned about graphic and layout design, marketing and advertising on a trial and error basis, which later proved to lay the foundation for his career. Suhn is now a partner in The Singularis Group, which offers consulting and marketing services to elected officials and political organizations around the nation.

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“The public speaking contests and giving reasons in the judging contests taught me to be articulate and speak effectively in public,” Suhn said of his IJBBA experience. “When you’re advising and consulting with politicians, you have to offer solid advise concisely and intelligently.” As early as high school, Suhn devoted much of his time to politics and began managing campaigns for candidates running for state office. He served as an intern in the Kansas legislature at

FEATURE age 17 and had managed two campaigns in Kansas and Georgia by the time he was 20. That is when his passion for politics and love of graphic design collided. Fourteen years ago, Suhn and his business partner, Kris Van Meteren, started The Singularis Group, a political marketing and consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City. The two businessmen realized there was a growing market in the Midwest and could attract political candidates who sought consulting advice outside of the DC beltway. Now a multi-million dollar company with eight employees, Suhn and his team service hundreds of clients all over the country. Suhn, with the help of three other designers, oversees all in-house design efforts, which accounts for several million pieces of direct mail per year. Occasionally, his work even drifts back to his roots in the cattle industry. “We handle the vast majority of advertising for GENETRUST, we used to work with Camp Cooley and a few other individual breeders over the years,” Suhn said. “My clients liked what I was producing, and my work grabbed the attention of other breeders. Additionally, it’s nice to use a color palette outside of the traditional political red and blue and be able to branch outside the political realm.” Suhn’s success has recently received national recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). The Singularis Group was awarded 13 Pollie Awards this past cycle, which is the industry’s highest honor presented to political consultants – becoming one of the most recognized Republican mail firms in the nation. One of those highly sought-after awards was the “Best of the Best” award for the category of direct mail.

The mail piece titled “Judgment” was published for a state legislative race in North Carolina. The piece exceeded numerous division awards and advertisements used in all races, including the Presidential contest, to claim the top prize. Suhn said he enjoys working in an environment and an industry that is always changing. Even with the same candidate, he said the issues and topics will be different from year to year. Considering all the intricate details and all the moving parts, seeing how everything works together keeps him sharp and intrigued. Having gained valuable experience in marketing, Suhn has seen new marketing trends develop and transition into the digital age. He said technology is starting to minimize traditional television advertising as dollars are shifted toward new mobile platforms like tablets and smartphones. “I haven’t seen a change in the percentage of money spent on direct mail; direct mail can be more precise and specifically targeted than other mass media,” Suhn said. “It’s somewhat a demographic change in terms of geography because we see more technology driven mediums used on the East Coast than in the Midwest; high speed internet is more prevalent on the East Coast and in urban areas than in the rural areas of Nebraska and Kansas. Your communication tool of choice hinges greatly on geography and what tools people use to obtain information.” (continued on page 20)

The Singularis Group was awarded 13 Pollie Awards this past cycle, which is the industry’s highest honor presented to political consultants by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).

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FEATURE (continued from page 19) When evaluating a marketing plan, Suhn advises breeders to know what you want to offer and develop a clear and concise message.

“Find out what you want to be known as, and then make that your message point,” Suhn said. “People are going to be drawn toward what they are needing and be more drawn to your message if your message is concise.” Suhn attributes many life lessons to his involvement in the IJBBA. He recollects the values that helped him build his character at an early age. “The thing I gained most is the value of hard work,” Suhn said. “Growing up on a ranch, you put in long hours, and you work until the job is done. That’s the biggest thing that has transferred and helped me; you learn to put in long hours and be tenacious.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brittni Drennan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University. A native of Welch, a small town in West Texas, she has a passion for agriculture and has been involved in various aspects of the industry. She has extensive experience editing and writing news releases and feature stories for publications as well as several organizations. As Communications Coordinator, she administers IBBA’s online presence through social networking sites, oversees the production of IBBA’s publications and writes material promoting Brangus.

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NATIONAL JUNIOR BRANGUS SHOW & FUTURITY JULY 15-20, 2013 West Monroe, Louisiana To order photos from NJBS or the Futurity, please contact:

Parker Photography 7414 Summit View Sachse, TX 75048 (972)442-1070

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ach year the crowning week for the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA) is the week of the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS). Countless hours of preparation are put into the annual event by the IJBBA Board of Directors, the IJBBA Advisory Committee and the hundreds of junior exhibitors who proudly attend the event. One hundred twelve junior exhibitors entered this year’s NJBS and represented 10 different states from Florida to Kansas. The week was full of exciting events, contests and Brangus family time.

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Monday marks the first official day of a week full of fun, family and friends. The day starts off with cattle check-in. The Junior Board, advisors and volunteers work diligently to make sure this flows as smoothly as possible. After lunch, an exhibitor orientation is held in order for everyone to learn about each contest and what will be going on in the week ahead. Exhibitors are then allowed to sign up for their contests and turn in the photos, ads and illustrations they have been working on all year. The first contest of the week is the costume contest. Contestants have a blast dressing up themselves and their cattle and parading around the ring showing off their wardrobes and creativity. Opening Ceremonies start off the evening activities with the traditional Parade of States. Each state group walks in the arena before the crowd proudly displaying their state banner. This year our Opening Ceremonies entertainment was comedy magician, “Magic Mike” Winters. Magic Mike entertained the crowd with many great tricks, but most notable was Randy Deshotel’s head in the guillotine and the panic on his face as the blade dropped! The evening wound down with Casino Night, where exhibitors and their families were able to enjoy pizza and snacks while playing a variety of card and board games.

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Tuesday started off with the Team Fitting and Showing contest, a favorite of many. Teams of three are randomly assigned to include a junior, an intermediate and a senior member. The junior and intermediate are given 15 minutes to successfully fit the heifer under the guidance of the senior. The teams then make their way to the make-up arena where the junior is given a period of instruction on showing from the older members of his/her team before they go in the ring in front of the panel of judges. Teams are evaluated on how well they work together and can successfully fit and show their animal. The IBA Scholarship workshop was presented by Ginger Pritchard. Pritchard reviewed the scholarships offered by the IBA and gave the applicants tips and pointers for completing the lengthy IBA Scholarship application. After lunch is the Public Speaking Contest, where exhibitors are given a topic and are graded on how well they convey that topic to the audience. Juniors and Intermediates are allowed to prepare in advance for their speeches while the seniors are required to give an extemporaneous speech with only 30 minutes of preparation. This year’s topics included anything Brangus related for the juniors, “How Can Brangus Gain Market Share in a Shrinking Beef Industry?” for the intermediates, and “What Impact do Droughts have on Livestock and What Can be Done to Manage a Herd During a Drought?” for the seniors. Tuesday afternoon, the Board candidates underwent their dreaded interviews before the Advisory and Executive Committees. This year the committees had the difficult task of selecting the top five candidates out of a pool of nine. Tuesday evening is a much anticipated favorite with the annual “Taste of States” where each state group prepared a tasty dish from their region for everyone to sample. The evening wrapped up with the famous Barnyard Olympics. Teams competed in various competitions including the cow tongue pass, the soap dive, tug o’ war, the goldfish toss, the pipe water tower, the wheelbarrow race and musical ice buckets. This event led to a trip to the wash rack for most competitors before parents would let them back in vehicles for the ride back to the hotel!

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Wednesday kicked off the first show of the week with the Champion’s Challenge Show, a jackpot show for heifers purchased in the previous year’s Source of Champions Sale. Bred and Owned Heifer and Bull Shows wrapped up the morning. Jake Franke from College Station, Texas, was the judge for the Champion’s Challenge and Bred and Owned Shows. After lunch, individuals tested their knowledge on Brangus facts, feedstuffs, cuts of beef and equipment identification at the Skill-A-Thon contest. IJBBA member, Colton Coufal, auctioned off nine lots of Brangus Jeopardy teams in the calcutta auction. The teams had the opportunity later that afternoon to prove their worth as they competed in tournament style competition answering questions on topics such as meats, diseases, reproduction and Brangus facts.

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On Thursday, exhibitors had the opportunity to show off their hard work in the show ring with the Owned Heifer and Owned Bull Shows judged by Jon DeClerck of Ames, Iowa. Following the show, the exhibitors competed in the Judging Contest where they evaluated five pens of cattle graciously provided by Draggin’ M Ranch and Bushley Creek Brangus. The day ended with the “Source of Champions” (SOC) Sale which started off the traditional jar of Janet Greuel’s famous Blackberry Jelly which sold for $375. Nine heifers grossed $27,100 and raised $3,387.50 in commissions for the IJBBA. One hundred seventy-six straws of donated semen sold for $7,120 to put IJBBA’s total income for the evening at $10,882.50. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the SOC Sale as consignors, donors, bidders and buyers! 24 | AUGUST 2013

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Exhibitors showed off their showmanship skills Friday morning. Six winners were named in four divisions: Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Levi Douglass of Lexington, Texas, evaluated the Senior and Novice Divisions while Johnny Johnson of Craig, Neb., evaluated the Junior and Intermediate Divisions. After the juniors were awarded for their showmanship skills, it was time for the older folks to step in the ring to see if they still had what it took in the “Old Timers” Showmanship competition. Lari and Callie Scott rose to the top with their unique entry. The week ended on a high note with the annual IJBBA Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet. Exhibitors and their families enjoyed a steak dinner while waiting for the announcement of the winners from the week’s contests. The 2013-2015 slate of IJBBA Directors was named: Colby Davis of Talequah, Okla., McKenzie Posey of Wayne, Okla., Meghan Pickett of Robeline, La., Quinn Carter of Haines City, Fla., and Alyson Polston of Lakeland, Fla. The 2013-2014 IBBA Queen Kourtney Gardner was crowned, and Kacie Wallace was appointed to serve as the 2013-2014 IJBBA President.

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ednesday, July 17, 2013, at the IKE Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La., Judge Jake Franke evaluated a stout lineup of cattle. Franke not only grew up raising and exhibiting beef cattle, he also has a stellar Livestock Judging résumé. He was a member of the 2003 National Champion Livestock Judging Team for Texas A&M University. Additionally, Franke coached the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 National Champion Livestock Judging Teams with his 2006 team being the first ever undefeated National Champion Team. Franke earned the honor of Intercollegiate Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2010. Throughout the day he appraised five Champion’s Challenge entries, 42 Bred and Owned female entries, and 15 Bred and Owned bull entries. The day began with the Champion’s Challenge, which is designed as a show-back opportunity for the previous year’s “Source of Champions” (SOC) Sale heifers with added prize money. Consigners put up $100 per heifer for the SOC Sale, and that money goes into the pot for the Challenge. In 2012, eight heifers sold to this year’s Challenge had $800 in added premiums. Five of the heifers sold in 2012 made it back for the Challenge show. Rising to the top was JG Miss 747 Lights Out, an October 2011 daughter of JG Mr. 747 Black Jet. She was consigned to the 2012 SOC Sale by Gorczyca and Son Brangus of Harrah, Okla., and is owned and exhibited by Aimee Adamek from Schulenburg, Texas. Royal Genetics of Bryan, Texas, sold the Reserve Champion, RG Miss Hee-Man 302Y4, who is now owned and exhibited by Lane Baker from Burton, Texas. The November 2011 female is a daughter of SCC Hee-Man 301W2. The competition in the Bred and Owned Female Show was extremely stout. Tanner Miller of Gilmer, Texas, took home the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Female title with CMR Ms Lanie 488Z, who first won the Yearling Heifer Division. Lanie is a May 2012 daughter of DDD Black Gold 804S25. Coming out of the Heifer Calf Division to claim Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Female honors was JCC Ms 1252Z3, a daughter of DDD Walks Alone 193W6. 1252Z3, an October 2012 born female, was bred, owned and exhibited by Luke Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas. For the second consecutive year, Katy Knox of Hempstead, Texas, took home all the hardware from the Red Brangus Bred and Owned Female Show. KK Deju Vu 317A3 was named the Red Heifer Calf Champion before being honored as Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Female. Deja Vu is a January 2013 daughter of Mr -C- Prince 30W. KK Miss Maybelline 65Z5, a July 2012 daughter of R2R Johan 37S1, claimed the title of Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Female after first winning the Red Yearling Heifer Division.

CHAMPION’S CHALLENGE GRAND CHAMPION JG MISS 747 LIGHTS OUT AIMEE ADAMEK, SCHULENBURG, TX

CHAMPION’S CHALLENGE RESERVE GRAND RG MISS HEE-MAN 302Y4 LANE BAKER, BURTON, TX

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE & CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER

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CMR MS LANIE 488Z TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX

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JCC MS 1252Z3 LUKE F JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

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mpion’s Challenge and Bred & Owned Shows Rising to the top in the Bred and Owned Bull Show for a repeat of his 2012 win and the title of 2013 Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull was SCC Sampson 313Y, bred, owned and exhibited by Savannah Scott from Angleton, Texas. The bull first won the Yearling Bull Division and is an April 2011 son of Doguet’s Hercules 88S3. Taking Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Bull honors was KK Bugatti 103A, a February 2013 son of WSK Bright Powerstroke 726R. Bugatti was bred, owned and exhibited by Katy Knox of Hempstead, Texas. Katy continued her sweep of the Red Brangus Bred and Owned Show by winning the title of Red Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Brangus Bull with KK Navigator 317A4. Navigator is a January 2013 son of Mr -C- Prince 30W. For more information about NJBS and the junior association, visit junior.gobrangus.com.

GRAND CHAMPION RED FEMALE & CHAMPION RED HEIFER CALF

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GRAND CHAMPION BULL & CHAMPION YEARLING BULL

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KK DEJA VU 317A3 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

SCC SAMPSON 313Y SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX

KK MISS MAYBELLINE 65Z5 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

KK BUGATTI 103A KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

GRAND CHAMPION RED BULL & CHAMPION RED BULL CALF KK NAVIGATOR 317A4 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

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LUCHERK’S FOXY LADY 820Z KARA LUCHERK, FALLS CITY, TX

RESERVE YEARLING HEIFER

6S MW CRYSTAL 820Z2 MATTHEW JOSEPH WHIPPLE, BURTON, TX

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BROKEN A ADELINE 01A AUDREY ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER

KK MISS CHARDONNAY 157Y4 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

Class 1 - SOC Heifers JG MISS 747 LIGHTS OUT, born 10/5/2011, exhibited by AIMEE ADAMEK, SCHULENBURG, TX. Class 2 - Heifers TGR LIBERTY, born 3/2/2013, exhibited by RACHEL VICTORIA BROSH, ARKADELPHIA, AR. Class 3 - Heifers JCC MS 1252A ET, born 1/15/2013, exhibited by LUKE F JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 4 - Heifers LUCHERK’S FOXY LADY 820Z, born 11/8/2012, exhibited by KARA LUCHERK, FALLS CITY, TX. Class 5 - Heifers JCC MS 1252Z3, born 10/22/2012, exhibited by LUKE F JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 6 - Red Heifers KK DEJA VU 317A3, born 1/2/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 7 - Red Heifers MS TF 72Z, born 12/8/2012, exhibited by CLINT D FAUL, RAYNE, LA. Class 8 - Heifers 6S MW CRYSTAL 820Z2, born 7/3/2012, exhibited by MATTHEW JOSEPH WHIPPLE, BURTON, TX. Class 9 - Heifers CMR MS LANIE 488Z, born 5/16/2012, exhibited by TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX. Class 10 - Heifers MS. BCC LACY 10Z, born 4/1/2012, exhibited by HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX. Class 11 - Heifers MS CJ ELECTRA, born 1/24/2012, exhibited by CONNOR JACKSON, WACO, TX. Class 12 - Red Heifers KK MISS MAYBELLINE 65Z5, born 7/2/2012, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 13 - Heifers KK MISS CHARDONNAY 157Y4, born 9/14/2011, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 14 - Heifers MS.BCC ELLIE 10Y, born 6/5/2011, exhibited by HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX.

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MS.BCC ELLIE 10Y HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX

RESERVE YEARLING BULL

SMART CADENCE 157Y1 CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX

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RESERVE BULL CALF

MR JCC ANTONIO 390A JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

Class 15 - Bulls MR JCC ANTONIO 390A, born 2/15/2013, exhibited by JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 16 - Bulls DJD WALKS ALONE 804Z, born 11/6/2012, exhibited by D J DUTY, EDDY, TX. Class 17 - Bulls KR MR. SI 8202, born 10/21/2012, exhibited by TATUM NATASHA-JO PRITCHARD, MCLOUD, OK. Class 18 - Red Bulls KK NAVIGATOR 317A4, born 1/2/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 19 - Bulls MR. RAFTER Z NEON 44Z, born 5/24/2012, exhibited by LAURA ZIBILSKI, BURTON, TX. Class 20 - Bulls BNH DROP KICK 99Z, born 3/26/2012, exhibited by BRIANA HICKS, DANBURY, TX. Class 21 - Bulls SCC SAMPSON 313Y, born 4/6/2011, exhibited by SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX. Class 22 - Bulls SMART CADENCE 157Y1, born 2/15/2011, exhibited by CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX.

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2012-2013 IJBBA REPORTER ummer vacation for some folks means going to a majestic, far away destination and playing in the sand, getting a nice tan, and not having a care in the world. Well, for others, summer vacation is similar consisting of a little time in the sand but not the nice beach sand thanks to green, frisky calves and a nice farmer’s tan, but with hard work and drive behind every action. For many people across the country, NJBS is the preferred summer vacation because it means a week of fun with Brangus friends and family alongside the opportunity to shine as a result of all the hard work we put in. The week started out with exhibitor orientation, contest check in, opening ceremonies, and “Casino Night” rounded out a successful Monday and first official day of NJBS. Bright and early at 8:00 a.m. sharp, Tuesday’s activities began with a competitive Team Fitting competition presenting the judges with the ultimate challenge of narrowing down the selection to three top teams. Director interviews, public speaking, Taste of States and the much anticipated Barnyard Olympics made for a busy and tiring rest of the day sending all to bed with a heavy head ready for a nights rest and recovery, for Wednesday was Bred and Owned and SOC show day. Skill-A-Thon, Calcutta Auction and Brangus Jeopardy gave exhibitors the opportunity to unwind and test their skills for the remainder of Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning began with the Owned Female and Bull shows followed by the Cow/Calf Pair show and the Livestock Judging Contest to follow soon afterward. After months of preparation, the Source of Champions Sale finished out Thursday evening with beautiful heifer consignments as well as numerous semen lots to be auctioned in benefit of the juniors. The last contest of NJBS b e g a n Friday morning- showmanship, giving all exhibitors the opportunity to shine as an individual and prove they and their animal have a relationship and understanding from hard work at home. Friday night was the much anticipated NJBS Awards Banquet and Meeting. Places were announced and prizes were awarded to deserving exhibitors and individuals. The 20122013 IJBBA Board waved farewell, and the 2013-2014 Board of Directors took office, accepting the challenges the year had in store for them. NJBS is the ultimate vacation, challenge and experience to build lasting foundations, friendships and leaders. We may live miles and miles apart, but we are all near and dear to the heart serving as not only friends, but also the Brangus family. Best friends and competitors, we strive to better ourselves and our abilities and also build up those around us pushing them to their very best. A new exhibitor and now good friend approached me after our week in West Monroe and expressed the new love she has for the Brangus association. After participating in other breed shows throughout the year, she has come to the conclusion that Brangus is the best of all. She expressed the gratitude she feels for the kindness and love shown toward her and her family, making them feel completely at home. The list of similar scenarios goes on, and the amount of new friends made and relationships kindled is endless. The experiences had at NJBS will reward you, push you to do even better and leave an impression on you. Whatever outlook you may gain, I hope it is all that you wanted it to be. I hope you treat each day like show day, speak like you are inspiring millions, and whatever you do, that you do it with all of your heart. Before you know it, NJBS will be here once again, ready to give us one more shot.

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his year’s 31st Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) brought 112 Junior Brangus exhibitors from 10 states to West Monroe, La., where they exhibited 195 entries in the National Owned Heifer, Cow-Calf and Bull Shows. Jon DeClerck, lecturer and Livestock Judging Coach at Iowa State University, traveled from Ames, Iowa, to evaluate 122 Brangus Females, 32 Red Brangus Females, 15 Brangus Cow-Calf Pairs, one Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair, 24 Brangus Bulls and one Red Brangus Bull. DeClerck, who is currently working on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University, grew up on a family farm outside Aledo, Ill., raising Angus and club calves as well as farming 1,500 acres of corn and soybeans. He attended Black Hawk Community College where he excelled in national livestock competitions and helped his team earn a national championship. He continued his judging career at Texas A&M University where he was a part of the 2006 undefeated National Champion Team. He has continued his involvement with livestock judging leading Texas Tech University to a national championship in 2008 and is now at the helm of Iowa State’s team. DeClerck continues to play a role in his family’s operation in Illinois. Rising to the top to claim Grand Champion Female honors was DDD Ms Chariti 88Z10, owned and exhibited by Jake Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas. The May 2012 female came out of the Summer Yearling Heifer Division and is sired by DDD Masterplan 1019W10. Following from the same division, Savannah Scott of Angleton, Texas, took Reserve Champion Female honors home with her June 2012 female MCC Dottie 622Z. Dottie is sired by D Bar D Mr Amos Moses 23T1. In the Red Brangus show, coming from the Junior Heifer Division, DDD Ms Cherrie 88Y20 took home the title of Grand Champion Red Brangus Female. The November 2011 female is a daughter of OCF Fireman 109W and is owned and exhibited by Tanner Banks of Lincoln, Texas. Taylor Goerlitz of Brenham, Texas, exhibited Dos XX’s Stretchs Cover Girl to claim titles of Red Yearling Heifer Champion and Reserve Champion Red Brangus Female. Cover Girl is a February 2012 daughter of Dos XX’s Chief ’s Mr Stretch. Jake Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas, added to his hardware in the cow-calf show by exhibiting JCC Ms 390Y to claim the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor. The January 2011 cow is a daughter of DDD Lights Out 44P1 and had a February 2013 bull calf at side, Mr JCC Antonio 390A. Miss JLS Katherine 767Y and her March 2013 heifer calf, Ms Odyssey 767A, claimed the title of Reserve Champion CowCalf Pair. Katherine is a March 2011 daughter of Skyhawks President and is owned and exhibited by Ellie Jorgenson of Tyler, Texas. Jared Lopez took the Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair honors with Ms M4 Rose and her March 2013 bull calf, Mr. M4 Oso Rojo.

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE & CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

RESERVE GRAND FEMALE & RESERVE SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

GRAND CHAMPION RED FEMALE & CHAMPION RED JUNIOR HEIFER

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DDD MS CHARITI 88Z10 JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

DDD MS CHERRIE 88Y20 TANNER BANKS, LINCOLN, TX

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MCC DOTTIE 622Z SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX

DOS XX’S STRETCHS COVER GIRL TAYLOR GOERLITZ, BRENHAM, TX

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at 31st Annual NJBS Rose is an April 2011 daughter of R2 Extra Style 880P. Rounding out the day was the crowning of the owned bull champions. SCC Sampson 313Y, bred, owned and exhibited by Savannah Scott of Angleton, Texas, rose to the top to claim Grand Champion Bull honors. The bull first won the Senior Bull Division and is an April 2011 son of Doguets Hercules 88S3. Taking Yearling Bull Champion and Reserve Champion Bull honors was RBM King of Hearts, a March 2012 son of DDD Out Cross 1234X. The bull is owned and exhibited by Clint Faul of Rayne, La. In the Red Brangus Bull Show, KK Navigator 317A4 claimed the titles of Red Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. Katy Knox of Hempstead, Texas, exhibited the January 2013 son of Mr -C- Prince 30W.

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GRAND CHAMPION RED COW/CALF PAIR

GRAND CHAMPION RED BULL & CHAMPION RED BULL CALF

GRAND CHAMPION BULL & CHAMPION SENIOR BULL

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JCC MS 390Y JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

MS M4 ROSE JARED LOPEZ, BOLING, TX

SCC SAMPSON 313Y SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX

MISS JLS KATHERINE 767Y ELLIE JORGENSON, TYLER, TX

KK NAVIGATOR 317A4 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

RBM KING OF HEARTS CLINT D FAUL, RAYNE, LA

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CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF

WCC MS. CAROLINE 820A3 JONATHAN CARRUTH, LEAGUE CITY, TX

RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER CALF

A2K MS RAZZI 40A KOURTNEY LANE GARDNER, CHINA SPRING, TX

CHAMPION RED JUNIOR HEIFER CALF

RESERVE RED JUNIOR HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF

RESERVE SENIOR HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION RED SENIOR HEIFER CALF

RESERVE RED SENIOR HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION RED SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

BROKEN A ADELINE 01A AUDREY ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX

DDD MS REEVA 157Z3 KARA LUCHERK, FALLS CITY, TX

TRIO’S MLS ZAMY 175Z2 AUDREY ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX

TRIO’S MLS ZUZU’S ROSE 175Z3 AUDREY ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX

RESERVE RED SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER

TJR LITTLE MS ROJO 170/Z DEMI HUNT, GLADEWATER, TX

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A2K MS ROXY 40Z KOURTNEY LANE GARDNER, CHINA SPRING, TX

KK DEJA VU 317A3 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

MS EJ RAVE EMILY JACKSON, WACO, TX

KK MISS MAYBELLINE 65Z5 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

RESERVE YEARLING HEIFER

JG MISS 747 CADENCE TREND AIMEE ADAMEK, SCHULENBURG, TX

2013 Owned Champions

RESERVE RED YEARLING HEIFER

CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER

RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER

MISS PB MARIE 916/12 TAYLOR GOERLITZ, BRENHAM, TX

SKYHAWKS MS MAMIE 99Y RYON MORGAN CHANEY, WINDOM, TX

DDD MS CALLIE 1019Y9 SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX

RESERVE RED JUNIOR HEIFER

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER

RESERVE SENIOR HEIFER

MISS -C- REBA MANSO 4Y BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX

CHAMPION RED SENIOR HEIFER

BROKEN A ABIGAIL 114YÂ ALEXANDRA ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX

RESERVE YEARLING BULL

JG MR. 747 EASY 53 WYATT HOLDER, HULBERT, OK

MISS JLS KALI 915Y42 LAUREN SAVOIE, JENNINGS, LA

KK MISS TINA B 915Y E ZANE KANTOR, MEXIA, TX

CHAMPION BULL CALF

RESERVE BULL CALF

DJD WALKS ALONE 804Z D J DUTY, EDDY, TX

KK BUGATTI 103A KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

RESERVE SENIOR BULL

SMART CADENCE 157Y1 CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX

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2013 Owned Champions OWNED CLASS WINNERS FEMALE SHOW

Class 1 - Heifers RG MISS MYA 99A2, born 3/3/2013, exhibited by CANUTE JANISH, BELLVILLE, TX. Class 2 - Heifers A2K MS RAZZI 40A, born 2/17/2013, exhibited by KOURTNEY LANE GARDNER, CHINA SPRING, TX. Class 3 - Heifers WCC MS. CAROLINE 820A3, born 1/4/2013, exhibited by JONATHAN CARRUTH, LEAGUE CITY, TX. Class 4 - Red Heifers KK DEJA VU 317A3, born 1/2/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 5 - Heifers LF MISS JACKIE, born 12/21/2012, exhibited by COLTEN LEECH, STARK CITY, MO. Class 6 - Heifers MS EJ RAVE, born 11/26/2012, exhibited by EMILY JACKSON, WACO, TX. Class 7 - Heifers LUCHERK’S FOXY LADY 820Z, born 11/8/2012, exhibited by KARA LUCHERK, FALLS CITY, TX. Class 8 - Heifers DDD MS REEVA 157Z3, born 10/26/2012, exhibited by KARA LUCHERK, FALLS CITY, TX. Class 9 - Heifers RAD MISS REAGAN, born 9/1/2012, exhibited by DEREK J JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 10 - Red Heifers TRIO’S MLS ZUZU’S ROSE 175Z3, born 11/3/2012, exhibited by AUDREY ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX. Class 11 - Red Heifers TRIO’S MLS ZAMY 175Z2, born 10/30/2012, exhibited by AUDREY ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX. Class 12 - Heifers 6S MW CRYSTAL 820Z2, born 7/3/2012, exhibited by MATTHEW JOSEPH WHIPPLE, BURTON, TX. Class 13 - Heifers MCC DOTTIE 622Z, born 6/21/2012, exhibited by SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX. Class 14 - Heifers DDD MS CHARITI 88Z10, born 5/3/2012, exhibited by JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 15 - Red Heifers KK MISS MAYBELLINE 65Z5, born 7/2/2012, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 16 - Red Heifers TJR LITTLE MS ROJO 170/Z, born 5/4/2012, exhibited by DEMI HUNT, GLADEWATER, TX.

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FEMALE SHOW (cont)

Class 17 - Heifers MISS ELB ADDISON 312Z, born 4/2/2012, exhibited by KACIE WALLACE, BRYAN, TX. Class 18 - Heifers KK MISS BETTY 915Z2, born 3/30/2012, exhibited by MEGHAN PICKETT, ROBELINE, LA. Class 19 - Heifers JG MISS 747 CADENCE TREND, born 3/6/2012, exhibited by AIMEE ADAMEK, SCHULENBURG, TX. Class 20 - Heifers BNH MISS KAYLEE 092Z, born 2/27/2012, exhibited by BRIANA HICKS, DANBURY, TX. Class 21 - Heifers A2K MS ROXY 40Z, born 2/11/2012, exhibited by KOURTNEY LANE GARDNER, CHINA SPRING, TX. Class 22 - Heifers RG MISS ONSTAR 99Z1, born 1/10/2012, exhibited by GABRIEL JANISH, BELLVILLE, TX. Class 23 - Heifers MISS JLS PRINCESS 915Z, born 1/4/2012, exhibited by CARYN SMART, RUNGE, TX. Class 24 - Red Heifers MISS PB MARIE 916/12, born 3/21/2012, exhibited by TAYLOR GOERLITZ, BRENHAM, TX. Class 25 - Red Heifers DOS XX’S STRETCHS COVER GIRL, born 2/5/2012, exhibited by TAYLOR GOERLITZ, BRENHAM, TX. Class 26 - Heifers SKYHAWKS MS MAMIE 99Y, born 12/8/2011, exhibited by RYON MORGAN CHANEY, WINDOM, TX. Class 27 - Heifers DDD-WCC MS. KAREN 820Y, born 9/19/2011, exhibited by JONATHAN CARRUTH, LEAGUE CITY, TX. Class 28 - Red Heifers DDD MS CHERRIE 88Y20, born 11/5/2011, exhibited by TANNER BANKS, LINCOLN, TX. Class 29 - Red Heifers MISS -C- MARLEY 74Y2, born 9/20/2011, exhibited by BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX. Class 30 - Heifers JG MISS 747 LIGHTS ON 11Y, born 8/28/2011, exhibited by MALLORY SHARP, KONAWA, OK. Class 31 - Heifers MISS JLS KALI 915Y42, born 5/15/2011, exhibited by LAUREN SAVOIE, JENNINGS, LA. Class 32 - Red Heifers BROKEN A ABIGAIL 114YÂ, born 6/26/2011, exhibited by ALEXANDRA ACORD, MADISONVILLE, TX.

PAIR SHOW

Class 33 - Cow/Calf Pairs JCC MS 390Y, born 1/2/2011, exhibited by JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 34 - Cow/Calf Pairs CMR ANGEL’S SUNDAY 1211X, born 9/19/2010, exhibited by TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX. Class 35 - Red Cow/Calf Pairs S M4 ROSE, born 4/5/2011, exhibited by JARED LOPEZ, BOLING, TX.

BULL SHOW

Class 36 - Bulls KK BUGATTI 103A, born 2/15/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 37 - Bulls DJD WALKS ALONE 804Z, born 11/6/2012, exhibited by D J DUTY, EDDY, TX. Class 38 - Bulls KR MR. SI 8202, born 10/21/2012, exhibited by TATUM NATASHA-JO PRITCHARD, MCLOUD, OK. Class 39 - Red Bulls KK NAVIGATOR 317A4, born 1/2/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 40 - Bulls MR. RAFTER Z NEON 44Z, born 5/24/2012, exhibited by LAURA ZIBILSKI, BURTON, TX. Class 41 - Bulls RBM KING OF HEARTS, born 3/4/2012, exhibited by CLINT D FAUL, RAYNE, LA. Class 42 - Bulls MF GAME ON 23Z1, born 1/2/2012, exhibited by RUSTIN ANDERSON, OVETT, MS. Class 43 - Bulls MAXIMUS, born 12/3/2011, exhibited by MARLEE CARVER, LOCKESBURG, AR. Class 44 - Bulls SCC SAMPSON 313Y, born 4/6/2011, exhibited by SAVANNAH SCOTT, ANGLETON, TX. Class 45 - Bulls SMART CADENCE 157Y1, born 2/15/2011, exhibited by CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX.

2013 Sponsors

THANK YOU

to our many NJBS Sponsors Meal Donor:

Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association

Meal Sponsors:

Brazos Valley Dermatology, Bryan, Texas Char-No Farms, Williamson, Georgia Genesis Ranch, Columbus, Texas Johnston Cattle Company, Waxahachie, Texas Lanie 5 Ranch, Youngville, Louisiana Oak Knoll Ranch, Lake Wales, Florida Thomas Show Cattle, Shepherd, Texas

Facility Sponsors:

International Junior Brangus Breeders Association International Brangus Breeders Association

Banquet Sponsors:

Brands Brangus Ranch, Sugar Land, Texas Brazos Valley Dermatology, Bryan, Texas Calyx Star Ranch, Shuqualak, Mississippi Circle X Land & Cattle Co., Bryan, Texas Derek Scott’s Auto Park, Bryan, Texas Lanie 5 Ranch, Youngsville, Louisiana Parker Ranch, LLC, San Simon, Arizona

T-Shirt Sponsors:

Diamond K Ranch, Hempstead, Texas

T-Shirt Production:

Katdesigns, LLC, Choctaw, Oklahoma

Advertising Sponsors:

2 Lazy H Brangus 4 Mile Cattle Company 8G Brangus A Bar 4 Brangus AmRich Farms Belt Brangus Bosarge Family Brangus Brull Brangus Brush Creek Brangus BS Ranch Cavender Ranches Cedar Creek Brangus Challis Farms Char-No Farms Circle X Land & Cattle Company Clay White Ranches Cox Excalibur Brangus Cross F Cattle Deep Down Ranch Diamond K Ranch Dillard Land & Cattle Co., Ltd. Doguet Diamond D Ranch Dotson, Wes Double Diamond Tubular Services Double E Farms Draggin M Ranch Fagan River Ranch Farris Ranching Company Forrest Cattle Company Galyon Insurance and Travel Genetrust GLB Farms Gorczyca & Son Grasshopper Hill Farms Green River Farm Greuel Family Brangus Hayford Brangus Haynes Farm Hill Country Brangus Jackson Family Brangus J-J Brangus JLS International

Advertising Sponsors:

Johnston Cattle Company JOJ Brangus Jose Rocha Keystone Ranch Kirkham Brangus Lambert, Doak Leifeste Cattle Company Lucherk Cattle McCreary Farms Mill Creek Land & Cattle M-M Brangus MO Brangus Mossy Ridge Farm Munoz Cattle Company Oak Hill Farm Oakley, Lakin OB Texas Connection OvaGenix Padgett Farms Polk Creek Farms Rafter MG Farms Red Bird Meadows Ranch Robbs Brangus Rock “N” Roll Ranch Roop Cattle Company SG3 Brangus Skyhawk Brangus Soldier Creek D Bar D Stinson Brangus Sunnybrook Ranch Terrapin Creek Brangus Thin Gravy Ranch TMAC Farms Triple Crown Ranch Triple JR Cattle Company Two Hearts Brangus Vanna Farms Vorel Farms Watson Brangus Farms Wellmann Cattle Company Westall Ranches Wheat Belt Farms

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2013 NJBS Banquet Awards

Bred & Owned Champion Exhibitors

(L to R) Tanner Miller, Luke Johnston, Katy Knox, Savannah Scott, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

IBA Scholarship Recipients

(L to R) Alexandra Acord, Kacie Wallace, Hunter Bosarge, Connor Jackson, Jacob Brosh, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson, Scholarship Chairwoman Ginger Pritchard

Champion Team Fitting and Showing

(L to R) Aimee Adamek, Gabriel Janish, Kalyn Watt, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Junior Public Speaking

(L to R) 3rd Place Kalyn Watt, 2nd Place Laura Zibilski, 1st Place Briana Hicks, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

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Owned Champion Exhibitors

Costume Contest

(L to R) Jared Lopez, Savannah Scott, Tanner Banks, Taylor Goerlitz, Jake Johnston, Katy Knox, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

(L to R) 3rd Place Marlee Carver (not pictured), 2nd Place Elizabeth Wishert, 1st Place Matthew Whipple, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Joseph Reznicek Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Pat Pinch Memorial Scholarship Recipient

KELSEY MUNOZ (L to R) Traci Middleton, Kelsey Munoz, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Second Place Team Fitting and Showing

(L to R) Katy Knox, Ali Congdon, Briana Hicks, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Intermediate Public Speaking

(L to R) 3rd Place Zane Kantor, 1st Place Tanner Miller, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

MARC HACKSTEDT (L to R) Lauren Savoie, Bob Savoie, Marc Hackstedt, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Third Place Team Fitting and Showing

(L to R) Zane Kantor, Ashton Watt, Cade Amber, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Intermediate Public Speaking

(L to R) 2nd Place Reid Janish, Director of Youth Activities Tyler Dean

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Senior Public Speaking

3rd Place Elizabeth Wishert, 2nd Place Kourtney Gardner, 1st Place Emily Jackson

Junior Computer Generated Ad

(L to R) 3rd Place Briana Hicks, 2nd Place Laura Zibilski, 1st Place Dalton McKee, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Junior Photography

Champion Brangus Jeopardy Team

(L to R) Tanner Miller, Colton Leech, DJ Duty, Coy Miller, IBBA Queen Mackenzie Gillham

Intermediate Computer Generated Ad

(L to R) 3rd Place Tanner Miller, 2nd Place Caryn Smart, 1st Place Jacob Jones, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Intermediate Photography

Reserve Champion Brangus Jeopardy Team

(L to R) Ashton Watt, Myron Saathoff, Victoria Parkey, Kalyn Watt, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Senior Computer Generated Ad

(L to R) 3rd Place Ben Wishert, 2nd Place Katy Knox, 1st Place Kourtney Gardner, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Senior Photography

(L to R) 3rd Place Levi Love, 2nd Place Jacy Leech, 1st Place Briana Hicks, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

(L to R) 3rd Place Claire Smart, 2nd Place Tanner Miller, 1st Place Blair Tomlinson, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

(L to R) 3rd Place Blair Bennett, 2nd Place Tatum Pritchard, 1st Place Aimee Adamek, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Scrapbook

Herdsmanship

Taste of States Champion

TEXAS

OKLAHOMA

LOUISIANA

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Junior Skill-A-Thon

(L to R) 3rd Place Kalyn Watt, 2nd Place Laura Zibilski, 1st Place Briana Hicks, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Adult Skill-A-Thon

(L to R) 3rd Place Josh Drews, 2nd Place Lisa Drews, 1st Place Jodi Jackson, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Intermediate Skill-A-Thon

Senior Skill-A-Thon

(L to R) 3rd Place Gabriel Janish, 2nd Place DJ Duty, 1st Place Tanner Bosarge, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

(L to R) 3rd Place Katy Knox, 2nd Place Connor Jackson, 1st Place Elizabeth Wishert, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Retiring Advisor

Board Rewards Program

RHUMINA STOFA (L to R) Rhumina Stofa, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Novice Showmanship

KACIE WALLACE (L to R) Kacie Wallace, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Junior Showmanship

(L to R; 1st to 6th) Dalton McKee, Cade Amber, Wyatt Holder, JUDGE Levi Douglas, Wyatt Drews, Lane Baker, Mallory Sharp

(L to R; 1st to 6th) JUDGE Johnnie Johnson, Tanner Miller, Ellie Jorgenson, Laura Zibilski, Briana Hicks, Gabriel Janish, Caryn Smart

Showmanship Champions

(L to R) Senior Colton Coufal, Intermediate Adrian Whipple, Junior Tanner Miller, Novice Dalton McKee, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Intermediate Showmanship

(L to R; 1st to 6th) JUDGE Johnnie Johnson, Adrian Whipple, DJ Duty, Jake Johnston, Reid Janish, Demi Hunt, Savannah Scott

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Senior Showmanship

(L to R; 1st to 6th) JUDGE Johnnie Johnson, Colton Coufal, Matthew Whipple, Allison Deshotel, Katy Knox, Emily Jackson, Kara Lucherk, JUDGE Levi Douglas

2013 NJBS Banquet Awards

Junior Judging Contest

(L to R) 3rd Place Audrey Acord, 2nd Place Laura Zibilski, 1st Place Kalyn Watt, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Intermediate Judging Contest

(L to R) 3rd Place Dakota Williams, 2nd Place DJ Duty, 1st Place Zane Kantor, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Frog and Churn Award

Longest Distance Traveled

CASEY HARPER (L to R) Casey Harper, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

GARRETT RAY (L to R) Mckenzie Posey, Allison Deshotel, Garrett Ray, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson, Randy Deshotel

Senior Judging Contest

(L to R) 3rd Place Askton Watt, 2nd Place Connor Jackson, 1st Place Kourtney Gardner, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

Adult Judging Contest

(L to R) 3rd Place Callie Scott (accepted by Savannah Scott), 2nd Place Katrina McKee, 1st Place Taylor Frank, IBBA Queen Emily Jackson

New Exhibitor

ZANE KANTOR

High Point

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great misfortune is sweeping across the farm and ranch land in the United States. It is not the economy, impacts of recent droughts, or rising input costs. Instead, it is a burden the agriculture industry, rural America and the world will bear for many years to come – the increasing age of farmers and ranchers nearing 60+ years old and few young people standing line to take the reins. However, if you attended the 2013 National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in West Monroe, La., you probably felt a sense of security and a renewed confidence in our future as beef producers. This year, the NJBS was attended by more than 110 exhibitors that represented 10 states. New exhibitors participating in their first National Junior Brangus Show made up almost 30 percent of this year’s participants.

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Generation of Brangus Leaders

by Traci MIDDLETON; photos by Parker PHOTO, Jessica L. DEAN and Brittni DRENNAN

As I looked around the barn, in addition to the familiar faces that we always see at Brangus shows and youth events, I saw some of the faces that were inspirational role models to me, as a 12-year-old Tennessee kid, getting started in Brangus business many years ago. These past IJBBA leaders attended this year’s NJBS in a new capacity – as parents. Life after being a member of the IJBBA is defined differently for each of these individuals, but they all agree their involvement in our youth organization helped to lay a foundation for success in all of their endeavors. Many years later, all of these past leaders agree they want their children involved in IJBBA because of the numerous life skills and opportunities that our organization affords to young people.

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Passing the Torch - The Next Ge JODI BURGIN JACKSON – Waco, Texas

IJBBA Member – Attended the inaugural meeting to organize the IJBBA on June 4, 1977. IBBA Queen – 1979-1980 IJBBA Board of Directors – Served as a board member and as Vice President Second Generation IJBBA Members – Emily Jackson, Age - 21 and Connor Jackson, Age - 19

Emily and Connor Jackson’s 2013 NJBS Success:

The Jackson Family’s rich heritage in the Brangus breed and hard work resulted in a very rewarding 2013 NJBS. Emily made it to the final round of the highly competitive Senior Showmanship competition, walking away with fifth place honors. Additionally, Emily dominated the Senior Public Speaking contest, winning first place with her extemporaneous speech. Connor received second place honors in the Senior Judging contest as well as the very challenging Skill-AThon competition. Jodi and her daughter Emily are the first mother/daughter duo to have both served the breed as the IBBA Queen.

Both Connor and Emily have been recipients of IBA Scholarships and served on the IJBBA Board of Directors. Jodi said her involvement in IJBBA helped her develop strong relationships with large Brangus breeders. In the early days, the junior show was attended with much enthusiasm by numerous breeders from all over the U.S. Her involvement in the IJBBA helped land her first job after college with the Brangus Journal. Jodi and David Jackson hope that through Emily and Connor’s involvement in the IJBBA, they are able to learn essential life skills such as a good work ethic and development of strong leadership skills. It is clear to see that Jodi’s passion for the Brangus breed has been passed on to her children.

COY MILLER, JR. – Gilmer, Texas

IJBBA Member – 1981-1987 Second Generation IJBBA Member – Tanner Miller, Age - 14

Tanner Miller’s 2013 NJBS Success:

Tanner had a very successful week at the NJBS. In addition to taking home Grand Champion banners in the Bred and Owned and Futurity Shows, he was also very competitive in the contests as well. He earned first place in the Intermediate Speech contest, second place in photography and the third place prize in computer generated 42 | AUGUST 2013

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advertisement. He rounded out the week w i n n i n g the title of Champion Showman in his age division for the third consecutive year and the High Point Intermediate Individual title. Tanner joined forces with his father, Coy, to be crowned Champion team in Brangus Jeopardy. Tanner is competitive by nature but can always be found cheering on his fellow exhibitors and congratulating them on their successes as well. Coy appreciates the diversity of members and competitions offered in IJBBA and NJBS activities. His experience in the IJBBA gave him the opportunity to interact with other young people from across the country that developed into lifelong friendships. Coy feels that IJBBA members are granted an opportunity to network with other juniors and adult breeders with similar interests that leads to a variety of learning opportunities. “The NJBS competitive activities encourage my son to increase his knowledge of the cattle industry, learn more about the Brangus breed, develop his public speaking and improve his leadership skills,” Coy said. “The best part is seeing families with multiple generations in attendance – carrying on the tradition.” Coy credits the IJBBA and NJBS for making these tremendous opportunities possible.

NATALIE COBB KOEHLER – Cranfills Gap, Texas

IJBBA Member – 1987-1998 IBBA Queen – 1994-1995 IJBBA President – 1996-1997 Second Generation IJBBA Member – Case Koehler, Age – 7

Case Koehler’s 2013 NJBS Success:

Case, a first time NJBS exhibitor, participated in the many contests this event has to offer. His favorite activity was Barnyard Olympics and is already looking forward to next year. Natalie said her involvement in IJBBA gave her family the opportunity to interact with other families with similar values. She attended Texas A&M University and South Texas College of Law, and she now serves as the Bosque County Attorney and a family

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Generation of Brangus Leaders lawyer in Meridian, Texas. Natalie recently completed her term as the Texas Young Lawyers Association President and attributes her success to the leadership and public speaking skills she learned as an IJBBA member and the leadership roles she held. Natalie and her husband Sean hope Case and his younger sister, Carson, learn invaluable skills such as teamwork, public speaking and overall leadership during their tenure with IJBBA.

Katrina knows her family’s involvement in the IJBBA will result in teaching a variety of important values that she learned as a junior member. Through IJBBA, she not only learned how to care for show cattle, but more importantly, a registered herd. Katrina wants Ashton, Kalyn and Dalton to learn the value of hard work, determination and sportsmanship and continue to develop friendships with young people from across the country.

KATRINA WATT MCKEE – Tatum, Texas

TERRI ADAMS – Alvin, Texas

IJBBA Member – 1988-1993 Second Generation IJBBA Members – Dalton McKee, Age 10, Ashton Watt, Age - 19 Kalyn Watt, Age - 12

Dalton McKee’s and Ashton and Kalyn Watt’s 2013 NJBS Success:

Dalton received first place honors in his age division for computer generated advertisement and was awarded Champion Novice Showman. Katrina’s oldest niece, Ashton, was awarded third place in Team Fitting as well as in the judging contest. Her youngest niece, Kalyn, took home top honors in Team Fitting and in the judging contest. Ashton and Kalyn were also members of the Reserve Champion Team in the highly competitive Brangus Jeopardy.

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Brandon and Briana Hicks’ 2013 NJBS Success:

Briana proved herself to be a tough competitor in this year’s junior division. She was a member of the second place Team Fitting team, second in the speech contest and the winner of the photography and SkillA-Thon competitions in her age division. Now a high school agriculture instructor, Terri said, “IJBBA made me a stronger, more confident person. It made me a better public speaker and taught me teamwork and compromise. It also taught me that the “Brangus Family” is only a phone call, text, or email away.” She hopes Brandon and Briana learn new skills, grow as young leaders and continue to make new friends during their time with the IJBBA.

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IJBBA Member – 1989-2000 IJBBA Board Member – 1996-1998 Second Generation IJBBA Members – Wyatt Drews, Age - 9 and Zane Drews, Age - 7

Wyatt and Zane Drews’ 2013 NJBS Success:

Wyatt, a second year NJBS participant, was selected as the third place recipient in the Novice Showmanship competition. He also placed third in the Speech contest. Zane completed his first NJBS, learning the ropes of the various contests. After watching him in the ring, he is certain to be the one to beat in future Showmanship contests. Josh returned home to the ranch after graduating from Texas A&M University to help his father. He has the ability to put the skills he learned

as a junior member to use managing the Drews’ family ranching operations. “I hope that my children are able to learn the importance of contributing to an organization to enhance the opportunities of those that come behind them,” Josh said. “I want them to learn to be a part of something bigger than themselves so that the opportunities I had and they have will be there for future generations.”

STACY DREWS AMBER – Lorena, Texas

IJBBA Member – 1984-1997 IJBBA President – 1995-1996 IBBA Queen – 1990-1991 Second Generation IJBBA Member – Cade Amber, Age - 9

Cade Amber’s 2013 NJBS Success

Cade returned to Lorena, Texas, with the title of third place in Team Fitting and was awarded a very deserving second place in Novice Showmanship. With Cade’s younger sister, Emalee waiting for her time to shine at the NJBS next year, there is certain to be some sibling rivalry. Stacy hopes Cade and Emalee learn dedication and teamwork through their IJBBA involvement. 44 | AUGUST 2013

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“Now that my children are involved, I really know the sacrifices that my parents made so I could be involved in the IJBBA,” Stacy said. “I have a greater appreciation of what my parents did for me.” Stacy hopes her children will learn to be hard working, dedicated and responsible individuals. In addition to the Brangus heifers in the show barn, the Amber family also has seven steers, so they are definitely learning what hard work is all about!

TYLER DEAN – Maysville, Oklahoma

IJBBA Member – 1994 – 2006 IJBBA President – 2004-2005 Second Generation IJBBA Member – Levi Love, Age - 8

Levi Love’s 2013 NJBS Success:

Levi earned third place in the Junior Photography contest. As a new exhibitor this year, he also made the finals in Showmanship in his age division. Tyler Dean, a widely recognized face of the NJBS, said he owes a great deal to the IJBBA. From his first NJBS in Stillwater, Okla., in 1994, to serving as IJBBA President, to now working for IBBA, Tyler has truly come full circle. “My past involvement with IJBBA fuels me to want to be involved in IBBA. I wish all of our breeders had the passion and fire for our breed that our generation has simply because we grew up with Brangus,” Tyler said. “Levi already has friends that live over 1,000 miles away and is already looking forward to seeing them at next year’s show.” Tyler and his wife, Jessica, are expecting a new addition to the Brangus family in December. With the work ethic, responsibility, leadership and determination provided by IJBBA, Tyler is proud to be raising a family heavily involved in our Junior Association.

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Generation of Brangus Leaders These individuals are all true success stories of their time and proudly attribute their involvement in IJBBA as an important part of who they are today. There is no doubt this organization has helped to inspire and shape young people to lead productive lives for generations. If you attended the awards banquet, you heard me state while awarding the Joe Reznicek Memorial Scholarship, “Joe viewed the IJBBA and NJBS as more than a family vacation, champion banners and an opportunity to develop lifelong friendships. He saw it as an opportunity to educate, motivate and encourage the next generation of leaders in our industry.” Our IJBBA and IBBA leadership should take note of the importance these individuals place on leaving these organizations better than we found them, working for something bigger than ourselves and positioning those who will follow behind us for success. It will either be our mess they will clean up or our foundation they will be able to build on. The next generation is certain to be accomplished, talented and ready to take the reins in our “graying” industry. While each and every one of these second generation leaders may not return to be directly involved in the beef industry, it is that industry that will help shape them into individuals of integrity with a work ethic and leadership skills needed for them to excel wherever their paths may lead. As these past IJBBA members pass the torch to a younger generation, much is to be learned from their past accomplishments and admired about a new phase in Brangus tradition.

Make Plans NOW to Attend the Southeast Regional Junior Brangus Show COLUMBIA LIVESTOCK MARKET LAKE CITY, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2013

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2013 Georganne Myers Award

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Dean Receives Honorable Georganne Myers Award

yler Dean, from Maysville, Okla., was presented the Georganne Myers National Supporter of the Year Award for his faithful commitment and dedication to the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA). Dean and his wife, Jessica, were presented the award by Randy Deshotel at the IJBBA banquet Friday, July 19, 2013, hosted in conjunction with the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in West Monroe, La. “I was lucky enough to be getting started with the IJBBA while the Myers family was involved, so I know firsthand the kind of person Georganne Myers was, which makes this awards extra special,” said Dean who serves as the Director of Show and Junior Programs for the IBBA. “When looking back over the list of past recipients of this award, it reads as a “who’s-who” of the mentors I was lucky enough to work with during my tenure on the IJBBA Board. I feel the group of past winners are iconic figures in the Junior Association, and I absolutely could not be more honored by this award and what it means to me.”  A deserving leader is selected annually by a committee based on the tremendous support shown for the junior members involved in the Brangus breed and contributions made to ensure the success of the IJBBA. “Even after the loss of his father the week prior to this year’s NJBS and facing other adversities, Tyler didn’t skip a beat. He was still very dedicated to the juniors and stayed committed to his obligations,” said Ginger Pritchard, a Junior Board Advisor and strong supporter of the IJBBA. “Tyler observed many dedicated Brangus breeders as a young man. He grew up raising and exhibiting Brangus cattle and fulfilled many leadership roles as a junior member. Tyler emulates the leadership that these breeders modeled. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to Tyler. He has taken that dedication a step further, and we, as a committee, wanted him to be recognized for his commitment to the IJBBA not only for what he has done in the past, but for what he is doing in the present to ensure the success of the junior program. We just wanted to make sure he knew how much the breed, juniors and parents all appreciated his commitment and dedication.” This award, given in memory of Georganne Myers, is a representation of the passion and devotion that is still very evident in the people involved in the Brangus breed. She raised two daughters who both were actively involved in the Brangus breed, Rachel Myers Childs and Britne Myers. Georganne lived in Liberty, Texas, and passed away after being diagnosed with brain cancer. “She was outgoing, and when she met someone she made them feel welcome,” Mary Douglass said of Georganne. “She was always a happy person and just someone you enjoyed being around. She was the kind of person that you made you feel like a better person just after being around her.” “Georganne was a Texas Junior Advisor and accomplished a lot for the IJBBA,” Pritchard said. “She organized events, helped with (L to R) IBBA Queen Emily Jackson, Tyler and fundraising, and she was always upbeat, positive and enthusiastic Jessica Dean, Randy Deshotel about the future of the junior program.”

2013 Georganne Myers Award

Past Recipients 2012 – Steve Densmore, Bryan, Texas 2011 – Joe & Elise Dillard, Katy, Texas 2010 – Fred & Sharron McCreary, Evergreen, Alabama 2009 – Monica Shrader, Shepherd, Texas 2008 – Melanie Fuller, Hearne, Texas 2007 – Bruce Maloch, Magnolia, Arkansas 46 | AUGUST 2013

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2006 – Ray Smith, Okolona, Arkansas 2005 – Mary Douglass, Seguin, Texas 2004 – Roger & Janet Greuel, Brooks, Georgia 2003 – Marlene Schwerin, Gentry, Arkansas 2002 – Roy Pursley, Dripping Springs, Texas 2001 – Randy Deshotel, Ville Platte, Louisiana

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n Friday evening, after a demanding interview and a long week of hard work, Kourtney Gardner was crowned the 2013-2014 IBBA Queen. Gardner is the 17-year-old daughter of Vennie and Tina Gardner of China Spring, Texas, and has two sisters, Katlyn and Lexi. She is currently a senior at China Spring High School, where she has been active in 4-H, FFA, livestock judging, band, cheerleading, gymnastics and tumbling. Additionally, she has been active with the Heart of Texas Sweethearts, her church youth group and the livestock ambassador program. Gardner brings eight years experience with the Brangus breed to her position as IBBA Queen. Gardner has experienced show ring success on both a state and national level and thoroughly enjoys her time spent showing cattle. But, Gardner’s commitment to the Brangus breed doesn’t end at the show ring. She has served on the Texas Junior Board of Directors for the past two years as their Queen and Secretary. She will continue to serve on that board in conjunction with her time as Queen. Additionally, Gardner serves as a strong role model encouraging younger members to participate in NJBS wholeheartedly. Gardner took the opportunity to lead by example and participated in 100 percent of the NJBS contests this year to win the High Point Senior Award Winner. In addition to serving as the IBBA Queen, Gardner will also serve a one-year term on the IJBBA Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of leadership experience to the board from the numerous other organizations she is involved with. She has had leadership roles in most of these organizations and will be a positive asset to the junior association. In the future, Gardner plans to graduate from China Spring high school, attend a junior college judging livestock and then transfer to Texas Tech University to major in animal science with an emphasis on genetics and reproduction.

Miss Kourtney Gardner China Spring, Texas

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riday evening marked the last night of service for several members of the IJBBA Board of Directors. Each and every one of these young people played a tremendous role in the success of this year’s National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS). From fundraising to successfully planning and executing their respective NJBS contest, the IJBBA Board of Directors makes NJBS happen. Some of these young leaders served for multiple years and their impact on the breed and the junior association will forever be felt. The following board members officially retired Friday evening:

Adrian Whipple

Waxahachie, Texas 2 Years on the Board

Hunter Bosarge

Emily Jackson

Evergreen, Alabama 2 Years on the Board

2012-2013 IJBBA Board of Directors

(L to R) Emily Jackson, Emily Smith, Tanner Bosarge, Kacie Wallace, Hunter Bosarge, Kelsey Munoz, Jacob Brosh, Adrian Whipple, Ali Congdon, Racheal Sharp, Luke Johnston.

Luke Johnston

Burton, Texas 1 Year on the Board

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Emily Smith

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he International Junior Brangus Board of Directors for 2013-2014 was announced at the conclusion of the National Junior Brangus Show Banquet on Friday, July 19, 2013. Director candidates must submit a lengthy written application, essay and letter of references before arriving at the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS). Once they arrive to NJBS, each candidate is interviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of the IJBBA Executive Committee as well as the IJBBA Advisory Committee. But, the week does not get easier after their interview as candidates’ leadership qualities and work ethics are evaluated by the Selection Committee during the entire week of NJBS. All the hard work and time devoted to applying for the IJBBA Board of Directors culminates at the banquet where the new Directors are announced. The IJBBA Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing and managing the entire IJBBA as well as coordinating and hosting the annual National Junior Brangus Show. The 2013-2014 IJBBA Board of Directors consists of:

President, Kacie Wallace, Bryan, Texas

At the helm of the IJBBA this year will be Kacie Wallace. Wallace proved herself to be a valuable asset to the IJBBA Board of Directors in her first year of service and is extremely honored and excited to continue to build on the momentum she helped establish. Wallace was honored at the banquet as the only member of last year’s Board to achieve her goals in terms of ad sales and just finished her term on the Texas Junior Board of Directors having served the past year as their President. Wallace is eager to share what she learned about ad sales with all the new members of the Board, and the IJBBA Advisory Committee is excited about the level of enthusiasm Wallace brings to the association. Wallace will begin her freshman year at Tarleton State University this fall and plans to double major in Animal Science and Nursing.

2013-2014 Director, Ali Congdon, Repton, Alabama

Also representing the Southeast United States on the IJBBA Board of Directors is Ali Congdon. Congdon will begin her senior year of high school this fall. With a year of service on the IJBBA Board of Directors, six years experience in the Brangus breed, and years of experience in leadership positions through her county cattlemen’s association, Congdon will continue to be a huge asset to this year’s Board. Congdon has plans to remain a strong member of the IJBBA through medical school and continue to raise Brangus cattle.

Ex-Officio, Kelsey Munoz, Pearland, Texas

After making history as the first Red Brangus junior to ever serve as the IJBBA Board of Director’s President, Kelsey Munoz will transition into a role of guidance and direction for IJBBA and NJBS. With three years of service on the IJBBA Board already on her résumé, Munoz continues to provide a unique link to Red Brangus breeders that is invaluable to the IJBBA. Additionally, she continues to serve as an outstanding role model for other Red Brangus junior members to set high goals and never stop short of them. Munoz will be entering her junior year at San Jacinto College and has her sights set on becoming a veterinarian.

IBBA Queen, Kourtney Gardner, China Spring, Texas

Being crowned as IBBA Queen is not all glam and glitz. The IBBA Queen is an integral part of the IJBBA Board of Directors and provides a unique link between the show community of the IBBA and the members of the IJBBA. Excitement for the upcoming year surrounds the newly elected Queen as she prepares for a year of travels around the nation serving as the ambassador of our great breed. Entering her senior year in high school, Gardner brings eight years of experience with the Brangus breed to her first year on the IJBBA Board and looks forward to an increased role on the national level with the Brangus association. 2013-2014 Director, Tanner Bosarge, Evergreen, Alabama Returning for his second year of service, Tanner Bosarge will be a senior at Day Spring Academy where he maintains an impeccable GPA. Bosarge was propelled last year to apply to the IJBBA Board by his brother’s encouragement and raves about how fun it is. The work ethic and drive possessed by Bosarge proved to be a valuable asset to the Board last year. Bosarge’s future plans include completing high school and attending Mississippi State or Auburn University and majoring in Animal Science and Forage Production. 48 | AUGUST 2013

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(L to R) Meghan Pickett, Tanner Bosarge, Quinn Car Kelsey Munoz, McKenzie Posey, Ali Congdo

2013-2014 IJBBA Board of Directors Named 2013-2014 Director, Allyson Polston, Lakeland, Florida

New to the IJBBA Board of Directors and fulfilling the unexpired year of directorship vacated by Kacie Wallace being elected President is Allyson Polston. Polston is the first of two Florida representatives elected to the IJBBA Board of Directors – a feat that has not been accomplished is several years. With a solid résumé of achievements and leadership with Brangus cattle and in other agricultural and community organizations, Polston is eager to help build a bridge between NJBS and regional associations to hopefully increase participation at both levels. Polston will be entering her senior year of high school this year and has future plans to attend the University of Florida and major in Veterinary Medicine.

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2013-2014 Director, Racheal Sharp, Konawa, Oklahoma

Racheal Sharp is returning to the IJBBA Board for the second year of her term and continues Oklahoma’s longtime representation on the IJBBA Board of Directors. Sharp brings a unique personality to the IJBBA Board and provides true leadership by example. She is destined to achieve great things and really provides the compassion, honesty and integrity to propel the IJBBA forward. Entering her junior year at Konawa High School, Sharp has been active in the Oklahoma Junior Brangus Association for several years, serving as royalty and holding several offices.

2013-2015 Director, Quinn Carter, Haines City, Florida

The second of two Floridians elected to the IJBBA Board is Quinn Carter. A senior at Haines City High School, Carter is rather new to the Brangus breed but brings a huge amount of motivation and drive with her to the Board. She is excited about the opportunity the IJBBA Board provides junior members to meet breeders across the nation as well as the opportunities to travel and learn more about our industry as a whole. Carter plans to work toward obtaining a Veterinary Medicine Degree and specialize in large animal treatment.

2013-2015 Director, Colby Davis, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

The second of three Oklahoma juniors elected to this year’s Board is Colby Davis. Davis brings a super strong work ethic and entrepreneurial drive to the IJBBA Board of Directors. Davis has deep family roots in the agriculture industry and has been raising commercial Brangus cattle since the early ‘80s. Davis was the first in the family to venture into the registered side and is excited about the future of the Brangus breed. He will be a junior at Tahlequah High School this year and intends to continue his education at Oklahoma State University majoring in Horticulture while continuing his involvement in the Brangus breed.

2013-2015 Director, Meghan Pickett, Robeline, Louisiana

New to the IJBBA Board of Directors, Meghan Pickett will provide a spark of enthusiasm to the group. Her high energy and excitement about the breed shows through everything she and her family do. Pickett brings one of the longest tenures with Brangus cattle to the board of almost any candidate as she started showing Brangus at age eight. The leader of a strong, dynamic family of Brangus enthusiasts, Pickett will bring a solid knowledge and understanding of younger IJBBA members’ interests and desires to the Board. Pickett will begin her senior year at Many High School this fall and plans to attend college and stay involved with her siblings as they grow up through the Brangus Association.

2013-2015 Director, McKenzie Posey, Wayne, Oklahoma

The youngest member of this year’s Board will be McKenzie Posey. With a solid foundation of Brangus showmen in her family, Posey brings a wealth of knowledge and tenure with the Brangus breed. Posey will also add to the entrepreneurial drive possessed by several other members as she has several years of egg production and marketing already on her résumé. She is excited to grow and develop new leadership skills while helping advance the IJBBA. After completion of high school, Posey plans to attend Oklahoma State University and obtain an Agri-Business Degree. BRANGUS JOURNAL

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2011-2012 IBBA Brangus Show Animals of the Year

Brangus Show Heifer of the Year DDD Ms Barbara 804Y61 Owned by: Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX Bred by: Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX Doguets Hercules 88S3 x SG Fancy 804H33

2012 Western National Grand Champion Female 2012 Show of Merit Reserve Grand Female 2013 International Brangus Show Grand Champion Female

Brangus Show Bull of the Year RCC Patriot 1252Y Owned by:

Stephen Roop, Grapevine, TX Wilson & Wilson Brangus, Whitehouse, TX Bred by: Stephen Roop, Grapevine, TX Doguets Hercules 88S3 x JCC Ms Maddie 1252S2

2012 Brangus Futurity Grand Champion Bull 2012 Western National Champion Summer Bull 2012 Show of Merit Champion Summer Bull 2012 International Brangus Show Grand Champion Bull

Brangus Show Dam of the Year JCC Ms Maddie 1252S2

Owned by: Stephen Roop, Grapevine, TX Bred by: Luke Johnston, Waxahachie, TX Burtin’s Transformer 803G3 x SG Shanel 1252M

Brangus Show Sire of the Year Doguets Hercules 88S3

Owned by: Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX Savannah & Callie Scott, Angleton, TX Watson 3 Ranch and Thomas Show Cattle, Garrison, TX Hillin Cattle Company, Woodway, TX Indian Hills Ranch and Lingg Brangus, Cranfills Gap, TX Bred by: Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch, McCoy, TX Brinks Bright Side 607L11 x Ms WR Freda 88K

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2011-2012 IBBA Red Brangus Show Animals of the Year

Red Brangus Show Heifer of the Year KK Miss Sidda Lee 317X4 Owned by: Katy Knox, Hempstead, TX

Bred by: Katy Knox, Hempstead, TX Sureway’s Rocky Street 227N x Miss -C- Prototype 317S

2012 Brangus Futurity Champion Junior Heifer 2012 Western National Grand Champion Female 2012 Show of Merit Grand Champion Female 2013 International Brangus Show Champion Senior Heifer

Red Brangus Show Bull of the Year Trio’s Yucatan 175Y

Owned by: Trio Cattle and Genetics, Dallas, TX OB Ranch, Wharton, TX Bred by: Trio Cattle and Genetics, Dallas, TX Trio’s Sequoia 112S x III Miss Fancy 175/4

2012 Western National Grand Champion Bull 2012 Show of Merit Reserve Grand Bull 2013 International Brangus Show Grand Champion Bull

Red Brangus Show Dam of the Year Dos XX’s Miss Ruby 14/4 Owned by: Dos XX’s Cattle Company, Washington, TX Fabian Balandrano, Brownsville, TX Broken A Ranch, Madisonville, TX Bred by: Dos XX’s Cattle Company, Washington, TX III Red Top 482/1 x Miss Ivey 925

Red Brangus Show Sire of the Year Dos XX’s Stout’s Destiny Owned by: Dos XX’s Cattle Company, Washington, TX Byrom Cattle Company, Atascosa, TX Munoz Cattle Company, Pearland, TX Bred by: Dos XX’s Cattle Company, Washington, TX Dos XX Transformer Mr Stout x Dos XX’s Miss 129/3 BRANGUS JOURNAL

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2013 Brangus Futurity Champions

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f 177 animals entered in the 2012 Brangus Futurity, six were named Grand Champions at the IKE Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La., by Judge Judd Cullers of Hungerford, Texas. Cullers and his wife of 23 years, Gayla, are the owners of Heritage Cattle, a gray and red Brahman operation in Hungerford, Texas. Each year, Heritage Cattle host two sales, a summer junior show called the Heritage Classic and a summer youth “Cow Camp.” Cullers’ judging career started at Abilene Christian University and has continued for 21 years. He has judged cattle in six different states and 12 different countries. Cullers’ first champion, CMR Ms Lanie 488Z, was named Summer Yearling Heifer Division Champion before being named Grand Champion Female. Lanie, a May 2012 daughter of DDD Black Gold 804S25, is owned and exhibited by Tanner Miller of Gilmer, Texas.

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE & CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

RESERVE GRAND FEMALE & CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER

GRAND CHAMPION RED FEMALE & CHAMPION RED SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

RESERVE GRAND RED FEMALE & CHAMPION RED YEARLING HEIFER

GRAND CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR

RESERVE GRAND COW/CALF PAIR

CMR MS LANIE 488Z TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX

KK MISS MAYBELLINE 65Z5 KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX

JCC MS 390Y JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

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DDD MS BARBARA 804Y61 DOGUET DIAMOND D, MCCOY, TX

MISS -C- RED BAILYE 087Z BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX

MISS JLS KATHERINE 767Y ELLIE JORGENSON, TYLER, TX

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2013 Brangus Futurity Doguet’s Diamond D of McCoy, Texas, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Female, DDD Ms Barbara 804Y61. A November 2011 daughter of Doguets Hercules 88S3, Barbara first won the Junior Heifer Division. In the Red Brangus Show, Katy Knox from Hempstead, Texas, took top honors. Coming from the Red Summer Yearling Heifer Division, KK Miss Maybelline 65Z5 took the Grand Champion Red Female title. The female is a July 2012 daughter of R2R Johan 37S1. Bailye Foltyn’s Miss -C- Red Bailye 087Z came out of the Red Yearling Heifer Division to claim Reserve Champion honors. Red Bailye is a March 2012 daughter of Dos R2 Extra Style 880P. In the Cow-Calf Show, Jake Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas, exhibited JCC Ms 390Y to claim the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor. The January 2011 cow is a daughter of DDD Lights Out 44P1 and had a February 2013 bull calf at side, Mr JCC Antonio 390A. Miss (continued on page 54)

GRAND CHAMPION RED COW/CALF PAIR MS M4 ROSE JARED LOPEZ, BOLING, TX

GRAND CHAMPION BULL & CHAMPION SENIOR BULL

RESERVE GRAND BULL & CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING BULL

GRAND CHAMPION RED BULL & CHAMPION RED SENIOR BULL

RESERVE GRAND RED BULL & CHAMPION RED JUNIOR YEARLING BULL

SCC SAMPSON 313Y TRIPLE CROWN RANCH, ANGLETON, TX

CX MR PROMISE KEEPER 609/Y1 COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX

I H RUDDER 504Y2 BUCK THOMASON, CRANFILLS GAP, TX

MR -C- DUKE 30Z BAR C BAR RED BRANGUS, WHARTON, TX

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2013 Brangus Futurity Champions (continued from page 53) JLS Katherine 767Y and her March 2013 heifer calf, Ms Odyssey 767A, claimed the title of Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair. Katherine is a March 2011 daughter of Skyhawks President and is owned and exhibited by Ellie Jorgenson, Tyler, Texas. Jared Lopez took the Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair honors with Ms M4 Rose and her March 2013 bull calf, Mr. M4 Oso Rojo. Rose is an April 2011 daughter of R2 Extra Style 880P. In the bull show, SCC Sampson 313Y capped his highly successful week by taking top honors as Grand Champion Bull. Coming out of the Senior Bull Division, Sampson, an April 2011 son of Doguet’s Hercules 88S3, was exhibited by Triple Crown Ranch of Angleton, Texas. I H Rudder 504Y2 came from the Senior Yearling Bull Division and took the Reserve Grand Champion Bull title. The September 2011 bull is a son of Chief of Indian Hills 23P68 and is owned and exhibited by Buck Thomason of Cranfills Gap, Texas. Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull honors went to CX Mr Promise Keeper 609/Y1 owned and exhibited by Cox Excalibur Brangus of Katy, Texas. 609/Y1 first won the Red Senior Bull Division and is an April 2011 son of CX Promise Keeper 84/R. From the Junior Yearling Bull Division, Mr -C- Duke 30Z took the title of Reserve Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. Sired by R2 Extra Style 880P, the March 2012 bull is owned and exhibited by Bar C Bar Red Brangus of Wharton, Texas. Concluding the day was the group classes. Dillard Land and Cattle, Ltd. of Katy, Texas, won the Produce of Dam class with two sons of Miss JLS Revenue 630U.

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION RED HEIFER CALF

MC BIG STAR 95Z TRACI MIDDLETON, PURYEAR, TN

DDD MS YVETTE 38Z16 ELLIE JORGENSON, TYLER, TX

DOS XX’S MOLLY’S MISTIQUE DOS XX’S CATTLE COMPANY, WASHINGTON, TX

RESERVE RED HEIFER CALF

TRIO’S MLS ZAMY 175Z2 TRIO CATTLE & GENETICS, DALLAS, TX

RESERVE SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

6S MW CRYSTAL 820Z2 MATTHEW JOSEPH WHIPPLE, BURTON, TX

RESERVE RED SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER

RESERVE YEARLING HEIFER

RESERVE RED YEARLING HEIFER

BWCC MS ROCK STAR 125Z TRIPLE J-R CATTLE CO, FRIENDSWOOD, TX

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MS. BCC LACY 10Z HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX

TJR LITTLE MS ROJO 170/Z DEMI HUNT, GLADEWATER, TX

CX MS LEGENDS DREAM 71/Z2 COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX

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RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER

CHAMPION RED JUNIOR HEIFER

RESERVE RED JUNIOR HEIFER

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER

RESERVE SENIOR HEIFER

CHAMPION RED SENIOR HEIFER

DDD MS CADEY 675Y2 TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX

MS.BCC ELLIE 10Y HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX

MISS -C- MARLEY 74Y2 BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX

MISS JLS KALI 915Y42 LAUREN SAVOIE, JENNINGS, LA

BUFFALOE’S MS GENE 265Y2 TOBI PARROTT, MAMOU, LA

BROKEN A ABIGAIL 114YÂ TRIO CATTLE & GENETICS, DALLAS, TX

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CHAMPION BULL CALF

DDD LIMITLESS 804Z55 DOGUET DIAMOND D, MCCOY, TX

RESERVE BULL CALF

CHAMPION RED BULL CALF

MR JLS PRIME 915Z61 JLS INTERNATIONAL INC, HONDO, TX

AP MR VINDICATION 153/Z AP CATTLE, PEARLAND, TX

CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING BULL

CHAMPION RED SUMMER YEARLING BULL

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CX MR DREAM FOREVER 365/A COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX

MR. RAFTER Z NEON 44Z LAURA ZIBILSKI, BURTON, TX

TJR MR ROJO’S RENEGADE 46/Z TRIPLE J-R CATTLE CO, FRIENDSWOOD, TX

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RESERVE RED SUMMER YEARLING BULL CX DREAM PLAY 67/Z COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING BULL G5 FARMS MOONSHINE 7Z SKYHAWK BRANGUS, TYLER, TX

RESERVE JUNIOR YEARLING BULL WBF MR DIEGO 24ZN CATHRYN ELLIS, ATHENS, LA

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RESERVE RED JUNIOR YEARLING BULL TRIO’S RLN ZOLTAR 175Z2 TRIO CATTLE & GENETICS, DALLAS, TX

RESERVE SENIOR YEARLING BULL

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL

SKYHAWKS FDR SKYHAWK BRANGUS, TYLER, TX

MR JLS RUDY 915Y47 NICHOLAS TATE LAHAYE, VILLE PLATTE, LA

RESERVE SENIOR BULL

RESERVE RED SENIOR BULL

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CHAMPION RED JUNIOR BULL

CX LEGENDS DREAMAKER 23/Y COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX

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SMART CADENCE 157Y1 CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX

CX CHIEF’S APACHE 67/Y COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX

2013 Brangus Futurity Champions FUTURITY CLASS WINNERS FEMALE SHOW

Class 1 - Heifers RG MISS MYA 99A2, born 3/3/2013, exhibited by CANUTE JANISH, BELLVILLE, TX. Class 2 - Heifers MISS DDR ADELE 915A1, born 1/2/2013, exhibited by LAUREN SAVOIE, JENNINGS, LA. Class 3 - Heifers MISS DDR PEYTON 915Z4, born 12/16/2012, exhibited by LAUREN SAVOIE, JENNINGS, LA. Class 4 - Heifers MC BIG STAR 95Z, born 10/23/2012, exhibited by TRACI MIDDLETON, PURYEAR, TN. Class 5 - Red Heifers KK DEJA VU 317A3, born 1/2/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 6 - Red Heifers MISS MR 821A, born 11/1/2012, exhibited by TRIPLE J-R CATTLE CO, FRIENDSWOOD, TX. Class 7 - Red Heifers DOS XX’S MOLLY’S MISTIQUE, born 9/16/2012, exhibited by DOS XX’S CATTLE COMPANY, WASHINGTON, TX. Class 8 - Heifers 6S MW CRYSTAL 820Z2, born 7/3/2012, exhibited by MATTHEW JOSEPH WHIPPLE, BURTON, TX. Class 9 - Heifers CMR MS LANIE 488Z, born 5/16/2012, exhibited by TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX. Class 10 - Red Heifers KK MISS MAYBELLINE 65Z5, born 7/2/2012, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 11 - Red Heifers TJR LITTLE MS ROJO 170/Z, born 5/4/2012, exhibited by DEMI HUNT, GLADEWATER, TX. Class 12 - Heifers MS. BCC LACY 10Z, born 4/1/2012, exhibited by HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX. Class 13 - Heifers BWCC MS ROCK STAR 125Z, born 2/12/2012, exhibited by TRIPLE J-R CATTLE CO, FRIENDSWOOD, TX. Class 14 - Red Heifers MISS -C- RED BAILYE 087Z, born 3/3/2012, exhibited by BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX. Class 15 - Red Heifers CX MS LEGENDS DREAM 71/Z2, born 2/2/2012, exhibited by COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX.

FEMALE SHOW (cont)

Class 16 - Heifers DDD MS BARBARA 804Y61, born 11/8/2011, exhibited by DOGUET DIAMOND D, MCCOY, TX. Class 17 - Heifers DDD MS CADEY 675Y2, born 10/18/2011, exhibited by TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX. Class 18 - Red Heifers MISS -C- REBA MANSO 4Y, born 11/21/2011, exhibited by BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX. Class 19 - Red Heifers MISS -C- MARLEY 74Y2, born 9/20/2011, exhibited by BAILYE FOLTYN, BAY CITY, TX. Class 20 - Heifers DDD AMBROSIA 150Y10, born 7/25/2011, exhibited by DOGUET DIAMOND D, MCCOY, TX. Class 21 - Heifers MS.BCC ELLIE 10Y, born 6/5/2011, exhibited by HOLLI BAKER, BURTON, TX. Class 22 - Red Heifers BROKEN A ABIGAIL 114YÂ, born 6/26/2011, exhibited by TRIO CATTLE & GENETICS, DALLAS, TX.

PAIR SHOW

Class 23 - Cow/Calf Pairs JCC MS 390Y, born 1/2/2011, exhibited by JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX. Class 24 - Cow/Calf Pairs CMR ANGEL’S SUNDAY 1211X, born 9/19/2010, exhibited by TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX. Class 25 - Red Cow/Calf Pairs MS M4 ROSE, born 4/5/2011, exhibited by JARED LOPEZ, BOLING, TX.

BULL SHOW

Class 26 - Bulls KK BUGATTI 103A, born 2/15/2013, exhibited by KATY KNOX, HEMPSTEAD, TX. Class 27 - Bulls DJD WALKS ALONE 804Z, born 11/6/2012, exhibited by D J DUTY, EDDY, TX. Class 28 - Bulls DDD LIMITLESS 804Z55, born 10/5/2012, exhibited by DOGUET DIAMOND D, MCCOY, TX. Class 29 - Red Bulls CX MR DREAM FOREVER 365/A, born 10/2/2012, exhibited by COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX.

BULL SHOW (cont)

Class 30 - Red Bulls AP MR VINDICATION 153/Z, born 9/3/2012, exhibited by AP CATTLE, PEARLAND, TX. Class 31 - Bulls MR. RAFTER Z NEON 44Z, born 5/24/2012, exhibited by LAURA ZIBILSKI, BURTON, TX. Class 32 - Red Bulls TJR MR ROJO’S RENEGADE 46/Z, born 8/4/2012, exhibited by TRIPLE J-R CATTLE CO, FRIENDSWOOD, TX. Class 33 - Bulls ROO’S THOR, born 3/2/2012, exhibited by ASHLYN TURNER, BERNICE, LA. Class 34 - Bulls G5 FARMS MOONSHINE 7Z, born 2/3/2012, exhibited by SKYHAWK BRANGUS, TYLER, TX. Class 35 - Red Bulls MR -C- DUKE 30Z, born 3/20/2012, exhibited by BAR C BAR RED BRANGUS, WHARTON, TX. Class 36 - Red Bulls MR RB SLAM DUNK 4/Z, born 2/1/2012, exhibited by SHELBY BOSWELL, TEXARKANA, TX. Class 37 - Bulls LB MR JOHNNY RINGO 78Y5, born 12/3/2011, exhibited by LETTELIER BRANGUS, CITRA, FL. Class 38 - Bulls I H RUDDER 504Y2, born 9/12/2011, exhibited by BUCK THOMASON, CRANFILLS GAP, TX. Class 39 - Bulls MR JLS RUDY 915Y47, born 5/15/2011, exhibited by NICHOLAS TATE LAHAYE, VILLE PLATTE, LA. Class 40 - Red Bulls CX LEGENDS DREAMAKER 23/Y, born 5/24/2011, exhibited by COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX. Class 41 - Bulls SCC SAMPSON 313Y, born 4/6/2011, exhibited by TRIPLE CROWN RANCH, ANGLETON, TX. Class 42 - Bulls DCC MR PAYDAY 630X, born 11/15/2010, exhibited by DILLARD LAND AND CATTLE, KATY, TX. Class 43 - Red Bulls CX MR PROMISE KEEPER 609/Y1, born 4/21/2011, exhibited by COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX. Class 44 - Red Bulls CX CHIEF’S APACHE 67/Y, born 4/16/2011, exhibited by COX EXCALIBUR BRANGUS, KATY, TX.

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2013 TJBBA State Show Champions

GRAND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED BULL

CMR MS LANIE 488Z TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX

SMART CADENCE 157Y1 CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX

Junior Showmanship Champions

(L to R; 1st to 6th) Briana Hicks, Cade Amber, Dalton McKee, Lane Baker, Canute Janish, Tyler Towns

Junior Public Speaking

(L to R) 3rd Lane Baker, 2nd Canute Janish, 1st Briana Hicks

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JCC MS 1252Z3 LUKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

DJD WALKS ALONE 804Z DJ DUTY, EDDY, TX

Intermediate Showmanship Champions

(L to R; 1st to 6th) Adrian Whipple, Tanner Miller, Jake Johnston, Laura Zibilski, Caryn Smart, Brandon Hicks

Intermediate Public Speaking

(L to R) 1st Adrian Whipple, 2nd Tanner Miller, 3rd Laura Zibilski

Senior Showmanship Champions

(L to R; 1st to 6th) Luke Johnston, Matthew Whipple, Kourtney Gardner, Kacie Wallace, DJ Duty, Elizabeth Wishert

Senior Public Speaking

(L to R) 1st Elizabeth Wishert, 2nd Kourtney Gardner

2013 TJBBA State Show Champions

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION COW-CALF PAIR

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COW-CALF PAIR

6S MW CRYSTAL 820Z2 MATTHEW WHIPPLE, BURTON, TX

DDD MS CHARITI 88Z10 JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

JCC MS 390Y JAKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

CMR ANGEL’S SUNDAY 1211X TANNER MILLER, GILMER, TX

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND BULL

IH CROW 504Z LUKE JOHNSTON, WAXAHACHIE, TX

Junior Photography

(L to R) 1st Canute Janish, 2nd Briana Hicks, 3rd Teddy Bernsen

SMART CADENCE 157Y1 CLAIRE SMART, RUNGE, TX

Intermediate Photography

(L to R) 3rd Tanner Miller, 2nd Demi Hunt, 1st Victoria Parkey

Senior Photography

(L to R) 1st Elizabeth Wishert, 2nd Kourtney Gardner, 3rd Kacie Wallace

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2013 TJBBA State Show Champions

Junior Brangus Digital Art

(L to R) 2nd Briana Hicks, 1st Lane Baker

Brangus Jeopardy Champions

(L to R) 1st Place Laura Zibilski & Luke Johnston, 2nd Place Tanner Miller & Kourtney Gardner, 3rd Place Holli Baker & (not pictured) Colton Coufal

Herdsmanship

(L to R) Canute Janish, Ben Shupak, Reid Janish, Gabriel Janish

Intermediate Brangus Digital Art

(L to R) 2nd Elizabeth Wishert, 1st Ben Wishert

Brangus Jeopardy Champions

2012-2013 TJBBA Royalty

(L to R) Marc Hackstedt, Briana Hicks, Terri Adams, (not pictured) Brandon Hicks

Scholarship Recipient KACIE WALLACE

2013-2014 TJBBA Board of Directors

(L to R) DJ Duty, Aimee Adamek, Kacie Wallace, Kourtney Gardner, Adrain Whipple, Claire Smart, Brandon Hicks, Elizabeth Wishert, Victoria Parkey, Demi Hunt

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Senior Brangus Digital Art

(L to R) 3rd Victoria Parkey, 2nd Adrian Whipple, 1st Laura Zibilski

Queen Aimee Adamek Sweetheart Briana Hicks

All-Around

(L to R) Junior Briana Hicks, Intermediate Adrian Whipple, Senior Kourtney Gardner

2013-2014 TJBBA Board of Directors

2013 TJBBA Exhibitors

(L to R) Kacie Wallace, Racheal McConnell, Kourtney Gardner, Ashton Watt, Adrian Whipple, Colton Coufal, Claire Smart, Brandon Hicks, Elizabeth Wishert, Vitoria Parkey, Demi Hunt

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MARKETING UPDATE Communicate, Yes, but what?

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eef producers and industry stakeholders face a communications dilemma. We know consumers have concerns over modern production of meat and other foods. We know they lack familiarity with farming and ranching and are susceptible to negative misinformation. We know we need to communicate more and communicate better to foster understanding of the food system that brings safe, wholesome and affordable beef to consumers’ plates. Achieving that communication, however, or even agreeing on what we need to communicate, presents a serious challenge. At the recent Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit, most participants agreed the livestock sector needs to communicate better with the general public. But once the discussion shifted to specific messages and methods for addressing that perception gap, the opinions were, well, less in alignment. The theme for this year’s summit was “Activists at the door: Protecting animals, farms, food and consumer confidence.” The first speaker was Joe Miller, general counsel for Rose Acre Farms, a large egg production operation. Miller focused largely on “livestock interference” legislation, or the so-called “Ag-Gag” laws passed in eight states and under consideration in others. As a lawyer, Miller approached the issue from a legal standpoint, stressing the laws protect businesses from spying and clandestine videos but do not prevent whistle-blowing or reporting of abuse on farms or ranches. Miller stressed that an expectation of privacy in businesses and some limitations on First Amendment free-speech rights are well established in U.S. law. He also noted that most of the new laws require immediate reporting if employees observe incidents of abuse, while animal-rights groups have withheld clandestine videos for months while gathering more evidence. Thus, he says, the laws will promote better animal care. Opponents of these laws maintain that consumers have a right to see how food is produced, but Miller said they really have no such right. He was speaking from a legal perspective, but his statement drew criticism from several later speakers and panel members who insisted the industry has an obligation to provide the public with information and transparency, whether or not consumers have a legal right to that information. Miller acknowledged agriculture needs to engage consumers in a discussion of animal welfare and other issues of concern in livestock production. His statement, “They don’t need to understand us; we need to understand them,” found agreement among the audience and other speakers. Kathy Keiffer, a 62 | AUGUST 2013

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broadcaster who produces a food-issue program on the Heritage Radio Network, had a different perspective. Saying consumer awareness is the biggest change occurring in the food business, Keiffer maintained that agriculture makes a mistake by responding to consumer concerns in a defensive, crisis mode. “We try to shoot down activists while stonewalling, redirecting blame and maintaining a veil of secrecy.” She stressed that activists continue to catch animal-abuse offenders in spite of the industry claiming the videos are isolated incidents. The farm-protection bills send the wrong message, she insists, by indicating farmers and ranchers are unwilling to let the public know how livestock are raised. Keiffer, who stressed she is a meat lover who supports livestock producers, also said mainstream animal agriculture needs to reconsider its defense of some uses of antibiotics and beta agonists. She cited antibiotic residues in animal waste and antibiotic-resistant pathogens, and said 160 countries have banned the use of ractopamine in livestock. Animal agriculture’s scientific defense of these products, she maintains, sends a message that the industry favors profit motive over public safety. We’re in the midst of a food revolution, Keiffer says. Influential celebrity chefs are embracing new paradigms in raising livestock, and progressive food companies are shifting toward more “natural” production systems. Many in the audience disagreed with some details in Keiffer’s presentation but accepted her message that stakeholders in animal agriculture need to listen to consumers and embrace change. Taking more of the middle road, David Westcott, director of digital strategy for APCO Worldwide and a social-media expert, joined a panel on using social media. He led off saying legal arguments to defend practices do not play well with consumers. In response to the earlier statement that consumers “do not have a right to know how their food is produced,” he responded, “Tell that to a mom.” As for dialog with consumers, he simplified the process by suggesting three steps: 1. Know who your stakeholders are. 2. Ask them what they want. 3. Give it to them. Women, and particularly moms who make family food decisions, increasingly turn to bloggers and social media for information. Popular “mom bloggers” Sarah Braesh and Joanne Bamberger suggested livestock producers and others in the industry identify key bloggers and influencers in social media and reach out to them. Take time to research who these people

MARKETING UPDATE are and the communities they reach so you can target your message appropriately. Do not preach to them or try to pressure them to tell “our side” of the story. Instead, offer a dialog. Offer to answer questions about how you raise your livestock and why. Invite them to your operation to experience it first-hand.

REACHING TOMORROW’S CONSUMERS

If the industry struggles to communicate with moms and middle-aged consumers, reaching the next generation could present even greater challenges. Ron Morasco, an executive chef who now serves as senior director of offer development, campus services, for foodservice company Sodexo USA, also spoke at the summit, providing a snapshot of food priorities on college campuses and his company’s challenges in meeting them. Today’s college students live in a global society but want local foods. They want value and authenticity. They want it all but at a good price.

HOW TRANSPARENT SHOULD WE BE?

The need for more transparency is a common theme in discussions about agriculture’s relationship with the public, but questions arise as to the appropriate level of transparency. A recent report titled “Building trust in what we eat,” from advertising and marketing agency Sullivan, Higdon & Sink, indicates more transparency from producers and food companies could be beneficial, most of the time. In that study, only 19 percent of survey respondents believe food companies are transparent about how food is produced, while 22 percent believe the agricultural community is transparent. In both cases, consumers who rate their food knowledge as good or excellent were somewhat more likely to believe food companies and agriculture are sufficiently transparent, suggesting consumer education can help build trust. Farm visits had some positive impact on consumers’ perceptions of food. Nineteen percent of all consumers and 22 percent of moms who had visited a farm said it made them feel better about food. For a majority, a farm visit had no influence, and for 6 percent of all consumers and 11 percent of moms, visiting a farm actually made them feel worse about food. More recent visits had more positive impact, as 26 percent of consumers who visited a farm in the past year felt better about food compared with just 10 percent whose last farm visit was 10 to 20 years ago. Fifty-three percent of consumers consider farmers and ranchers trustworthy sources of food information, compared with just 17 percent for food manufacturers.

build customer trust. Speaking at the summit, Janet Riley, AMI’s senior vice president for public affairs and professional development, offered some answers to the question. Animal-rights activists often say if slaughter houses had glass walls, we’d all be vegetarians. AMI decided to test that theory by launching their “Glass Walls Project” in 2012. Noting that public trust in large corporations has plummeted inrecent years and that consumers increasingly demand more information about food production, Riley says AMI approached Colorado State University professor and animal-handling expert Temple Grandin, PhD, to record videos of the entire livestock-slaughter process. Last year, AMI taped an unscripted video tour of a beef-packing plant, narrated by Grandin. They left it to Grandin to select a representative plant at which to film. AMI tested the initial video with consumer focus groups, not knowing what to expect in terms of reactions. Most of the test viewers were surprised by the safety measures for workers, efficiency of operation and the humane treatment of animals. There were a few points of confusion, which the producers addressed by expanding the explanations in the video, which they released in August 2012. Since then, more than 45,000 people have viewed the video on AMI’s website, and feedback from consumers, teachers and media has been mostly positive. AMI also has produced a brochure titled “If meat plants had glass walls…What would happen?” The publication, available online and in print, provides more detail, photos and questions and answers on beef and pork slaughter with Dr. Grandin. People sometimes ask Riley whether packing plants should make real-time video feeds from their processing areas available to the public online. She favors transparency but believes live videos could be counterproductive due to the lack of context. “If I saw a live feed of cardiac surgery,” she says, “I wouldn’t know whether it was a brilliant surgeon or malpractice. I need someone to explain to me what’s happening.” That is what Grandin accomplishes in the recorded videos, helping the viewer understand what they are seeing and why things are done the way they are. The demand for transparency will continue to intensify, Riley says, adding that packers must show the public how their business works, rather than letting anti-meat organizations monopolize that discussion. BJ

GLASS WALLS AT THE PACKING PLANTS

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MEMBERSHIP Welcome New Members  

TED MICHAEL LEBLANC NEW IBERIA, LA

HIGHER STANDARD CATTLE CO, MARK KOEHL ENNIS, TX 

LAZY Y RANCH, DELICIA A & HENRY R YAWN II FRED, TX

JOHN WELSH WADLEY, AL 

TERRY M & CATHERINE TAYLOR HILL LIVE OAK, FL 

LAZY H FARMS, CHRIS HERNANDEZ SENOIA, GA

ROCKING 711 RANCH, JIM LONG SUGAR LAND, TX 

K & K CATTLE COMPANY, KURT KNAUTH CORSICANA, TX 

ROBERT CROMWELL GIDDINGS, TX 

LACEY L HOUSE DE KALB, TX 

VAQUEZ RANCH, GERALD & JULEI LEE WELLS DOYLE, CA 

CHRIS & CHERIE LAWRENCE RED OAK, OK 

TORBERT CATTLE COMPANY, LLC GALLIANO, LA 

PINNACLE CATTLE COMPANY GIDDINGS, TX 

DAVID LAWSON & COMPANY HAINES CITY, FL 

BRODY WALLIS ATOKA, OK 

MIRACLE RANCH BRANGUS, CLINTON WATTS WHARTON, TX 

BRANDI JAMES ELLISVILLE, MS 

SMITH CATTLE COMPANY, JOHN KEVIN SMITH BREMOND, TX 

DAVID RUDROW KIOWA, OK 

SASSER CATTLE COMPANY, LARRY OR KATHY SASSER BOGUE CHITTO, MS 

S-5 LAND & CATTLE LLC, JUSTIN & ERICA SMITH BELLE, MO 

PALM VALLEY RANCH LLC, DAVID SCOTT COLLEGE STATION, TX 

MATT HIBBERTS CALHOUN, GA 

EVERETT CATTLE FARMS, LINDA EVERETT SEMINARY, MS 

DOUBLE SPRING RANCH LLC, JOHN & MEGAN RICHARDSON WINSTON, NM 

CAHIL CATTLE SERVICES, CALEB & SUSAN HARANG BRAZORIA, TX 

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MEMBERSHIP IRBBA Awards Eight Scholarships

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he International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) IRBBA Supports Continuing Education for Scholarship Recipients The International Red Brangus Breeders Association (IRBBA) is pleased to announce the 2013 Memorial Scholarship winners. This year, the IRBBA is awarding eight deserving candidates $12,500 in scholarships to help extend their education. The eight winners are Alexandra Acord, Jessica Moreno, Marcos Ortiz II, Katharine Carter, Kelsey Munoz, Morgan

Maxwell, Zachary Kalina and Allison Deshotel. These outstanding individuals distinguish themselves by their character, involvement and serve as valuable role models. Each year, the scholarship committee raises money through raffles, donations and auctions to help fund these scholarships. Any senior in high school or college student is eligible to apply each year. The 2014 application will be published in early fall, and the deadline usually occurs at the beginning of April 2014. Applications can be found at http://www.redbrangus.org/scholarship.php BJ

Sullivan Supply Scholarship Awarded to Brangus Youth

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mily Jackson of Waco, Texas, was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Sullivan Supply’s Youth Scholarship Program. “The Distinguished Sullivan Supply Youth Scholarship program has energized our confidence in the quality of young people ready to take the reins as leaders in their field. Congratulations to all 1,121 juniors from 45 states and Canada that had the determination to apply. A special thank you to the scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (nonSullivan Supply employees or family members) who volunteered three days of their time for this project,” said John and Dede Sullivan, Dan Sullivan and the entire staff and dealers. “After 22 years of living and loving the industry, we are more excited to see 66 | AUGUST 2013

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what the future will bring with our youth at the helm.” “Emily is an absolute standout in this contemporary group. She is a tremendously talented young lady with a high-level of ambition. Being a part of the high school Sullivan Supply Scholarship Winner Miss Emily Jackson state champion 4-H livestock Waco, Texas judging team, Emily is now highly successful on the college level, while maintaining a 3.9+ GPA.” For more information about the Distinguished Sullivan Supply Youth Scholarship, visit sullivansupply.com and see a complete list of this year’s winners. BJ

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Steiner Ranch Sells Cattle Herd to Santa Rosa Ranch

fter a century in the cattle business and more than 40 years of producing top quality purebred Brangus cattle, XS Steiner Ranch Brangus has dispersed their entire cattle herd to Santa Rosa Ranch. More than 1,000 head of females will be relocated to Santa Rosa Ranch along the Trinity River in Houston County, Texas, and will complement the growing herd of purebred Brangus and Ultrablack cattle that have been developed in their program. “This is a bittersweet time for our operation,” commented Bobby Steiner of XS Steiner Ranch, “but I am gratified that this premium cow herd, coupled with the already strong Santa Rosa Brangus operation, will definitely ensure Brangus bull and replacement female buyers with an unequaled opportunity to have access to the most premier Brangus cattle anywhere. I congratulate Gerald Sullivan, his daughter Kelley and their family, as well as General Manager Kent Smith of Santa Rosa Ranch because I know they offer an outstanding program for this herd to join.”

“We are proud to incorporate this stellar herd of cattle into our operation,” added Kent Smith, General Manager of Santa Rosa Ranch. “One would be hard-pressed to find a set of cattle with this reputation for quality and productivity than what Bobby and his family at Steiner Ranch have developed over time. This is a great opportunity for our program.” Santa Rosa Ranch was founded by the Gerald and Susanne Sullivan family and has locations in Grimes and Houston counties. Under the guidance of GM Kent Smith and Manager Scott Broadus, Brangus and Ultrablack seedstock are developed from the genetic foundation of Brinks Brangus, Gardiner Angus and V8 Brahman cattle. Recently, the program expanded to the historic Rattlesnake Ranch/7J Stock Farm in Houston County, offering expansion opportunities for their current purebred and commercial operation as well as bull development, replacement female and weaned calf programs. BJ

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MEMBERSHIP Two Brands, One Vision

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oguet’s Diamond D Ranch, with locations in Poteet, McCoy and Beaumont, Texas, and Crochet Cattle Company in Lafayette, La., announce the formation of a new Brangus partnership. Doguet’s Diamond D, long known for big performing cattle that are dominant in the showring and the pasture, was the 2011 Brangus Breeder of the Year. Doguet’s exhibited the 2012 International Grand Champion bull, DDD Uppercuts Legacy 804X37, the 2013 International Grand Champion Female and 2012 Show Heifer of the Year, DDD MS Barbara 804Y61. The 2013 Futurity Grand Champion female, CMR MS Lanie 488Z, was sired by DDD Black Gold 804S25 and out of a female, 488X, purchased in the Doguet’s 2010 annual sale. The 2013 National Junior Heifer Show Grand Champion, DDD MS Chariti 88Z10, was purchased in the 2012 Doguet sale by the Johnstons. Doguet’s Hercules has been awarded the Show Sire of the Year for the second time siring many winning offspring. They also continue to focus on bulls for South Texas ranchers selling 72 bulls in last fall’s sale for an average of $3,955.

The Crochet Cattle Company herd is the oldest continuously operated Ultrablack herd in the nation. It began 17 years ago as a data driven beef cow herd and in its current form, writes some of the highest IMF EPDs in the Brangus industry. The herd is third and fourth generation Ultrablack (50% Brangus and 50% Angus) for added consistency and has been selected for fertility, milk, udder quality and real world performance on grass in the hot and humid conditions of south Louisiana. The two programs will operate as one unit with one vision. They will combine the strengths of their programs while maintaining the individuality of their breeding operations and their brands. They will multiply the elite genetics present in both herds while capturing and infusing those genetics in both. Their vision is clearto produce the most powerful, proven and consistent Brangus and Ultrablack cattle available in the beef cattle industry and to grow their market share and numbers to meet that demand. Doguet’s Diamond D production sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013. They will sell 100 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls and 60 registered Brangus and Ultrablack females. BJ

2013 IBBA Herdsmen of the Year Selected

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ach year, IBBA presents the Herdsman of the Year award to a Brangus and a Red Brangus Exhibitor. This award recognizes the exhibitor’s efforts over the past year in showcasing and exhibiting Brangus and Red Brangus cattle. Two factors go into the calculations for awarding the Herdsman of the Year Award: a participation score and a vote score. For the participation score, points are calculated from the exhibitor’s participation in IBBA’s four national and four regional shows. Exhibitors must participate in at least two IBBA national shows to be eligible for the award. For the vote score, exhibitors who have attended at least two IBBA national shows are allowed to vote in Houston for who they think is most deserving of the award. Factors they are asked to consider include cattle and stall presentation, barn citizenship and ambassadorship of the Brangus breed. It is truly an honor to win IBBA’s Herdsman of the Year Award and the 2012 winners are: Timmy Lucherk of Doguet’s Diamond D in McCoy, Texas, was the Brangus Herdsman of the Year. Lucherk hauled cattle to every IBBA national show for the 2012-2013 show season. He 68 | AUGUST 2013

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claimed numerous honors in the ring and is a true ambassador for the Brangus breed. Heidi Poppe of Cox Excalibur Brangus in Katy, Texas, was the Red Brangus Herdsman of the Year. Poppe and the Cox team continually bring a large string of Red Brangus cattle to every IBBA national show and had great success during the 2012-2013 show season. BJ

MEMBERSHIP Friends We Will Miss Terry Wayne Dean September 10, 1957 – July 4, 2013

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erry Wayne Dean was born September 10, 1957, in Wichita, Kan., to Virgil and JoAnn Dean. He left this world on July 4, 2013, at the age of 55. Terry spent his childhood in Beaver, Okla. He attended Beaver Public Schools and graduated Beaver High School in 1975. Terry spent a large amount of his teenage years on the Maple YL Ranch, owned by the Mayo family, working cattle with his dad. He actually attended his first YL roundup on his Shetland pony. Terry married Jeri Lynn Mehler of Meade, Kan., in June of 1980. They began their life together in Beaver, Okla., where Terry worked in the oil field. Terry worked for Zenith Drilling Company and later moved to the Mocane Plant. The couple welcomed son Tyler in 1983 and daughter Tessa in 1986. They moved to Maysville, Okla., where he was employed with Texaco Gas Plant. Additionally, the family purchased land and continued raising registered Brangus cattle, something Terry started in 1983 as a partnership with his dad. In 1994, the Dean family attended their first National Junior Brangus Show in Stillwater, Okla., with both Tyler and Tessa hauling heifers. The family missed the NJBS for a couple years but rejoined the Brangus family in 1998 at Waco and didn’t miss a NJBS until both children were done showing. Terry traveled hundreds of miles hauling Tyler and Tessa to regional, state and national Brangus shows. Whether it was showing cattle or basketball, Terry was devoted to whatever his children pursued. In May of 2003, a change of ownership in the Texaco Gas Plant led to the presentation of an opportunity for Terry to return to Beaver County and pursue his lifelong dream, managing the Maple YL Ranch. The family moved back to the ranch just outside of Forgan, Okla., where Terry managed the ranch operations. Terry thoroughly enjoyed every day he was able to saddle his horse and ride with friends and family to work on the ranch. The ranch was truly his heaven on earth, and he was a man who really enjoyed getting up and going to work EVERY day. Each morning, he enjoyed his daily coffee with Billie Mayo at the ranch headquarters discussing the ranch happenings. Terry loved the spring and fall seasons and the fellowship they brought as he joined friends at branding and shipping roundups. He looked forward to Tuesdays at the Beaver River Livestock Auction helping Doc and

chatting with everyone he saw. When he wasn’t cowboying, Terry loved his time spent behind the wheel of his 1979 Ford pickup chasing coyotes across Beaver County. Terry enjoyed working hard and PLAYING HARDER! One of Terry’s greatest joys came in August 2012 with the birth of his first granddaughter Tinley Rae. He looked forward to and often scolded Tessa if he didn’t get his daily picture of Tinley in her color coordinated hair bow! Also in August, Terry added his first grandson as Tyler and Jessica gained guardianship of Levi. Terry was truly excited that he gained two grandkids in the same month! He was also impatiently awaiting the news of the gender of his third grandbaby.

Terry Wayne Dean 1957-2013

In June of 2001, Terry accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Maysville. Terry believed in hard work, honesty and compassion. Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and JoAnn Dean. He is survived by wife, Jeri of the home; son Tyler and wife Jessica of Maysville, Okla.; daughter Tessa and husband Ryan Ommen of Leedey, Okla.; two grandchildren, Levi Love and Tinley Rae Ommen; and many other relatives and wonderful friends. For those who so desire, memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s memory to the IBA Scholarship Fund c/o Sharron McCreary, 13465 Brooklyn Road, Evergreen, AL 36401. BJ BRANGUS JOURNAL

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SALE REPORT Genetrust at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch April 27, 2013 12 Donor Females averaged $12,070 19 Registered Bred Females averaged $2,587 26 Registered Open Heifers averaged $3,115 46 Registered 3N1’s averaged $4,725 32 Registered Spring Pairs averaged $3,141 one Registered Brangus Bull averaged $5,000 143 Commercial Pairs averaged $2,199 71 Commercial Bred Heifers averaged $1,661 152 Commercial Open Heifers averaged $1,339

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beautiful spring day greeted enthusiastic registered and commercial breeders to the 2013 GENETRUST at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch Female Sale. This marked the second year the GENETRUST partners have dispersed their seven- and eight-year-old proven registered females. It was evident from crowd participation that these females were in great demand as their maternal influence has been the anchor of the highly successful bull and female sales the past four years under the GENETRUST banner. The lead off cow of the sale was Lot 63, SF MS Newsman 535R3, a highly acclaimed proven donor cow bred by Schmidt Farms and currently owned by Suhn Cattle Company, TJM Moore Ranch and Platte Valley Brangus. Her female progeny have a tremendous track record in past GENETRUST sales and

607R, from Draggin’ M Ranch was a proven donor and the dam of the $35,000, DMR Goodnight 607W3. She was purchased by Carlos Ojea for a breeder in Argentina for $10,500. The top selling 3N1 from Suhn Cattle Company was Lot 94, Suhn’s Miss BT-M15 894S24, and her calf, Suhn’s Miss Affirmed 30T 894Z28, which sold for a combined $15,500. She is a proven donor who is the dam of Suhn’s Dimension 894U18. The cow sold to Bill Austin of Port Aransas, Texas, for $9,500, and her heifer calf sold for $6,000 to Mike and Gloria Weathers, Genesis Ranch in Columbus, Texas. Volume buyers were Gary Sewell of El Dorado, Ark.; Brandon Belt, Belt Brangus of Gatesville, Texas; and Nic Cornelison, Lake Majestik Farms in Flat Rock, Ala. Demand for the commercial females was as strong as ever seen with the highlights of the sale being in the open heifers and pairs. The top groups of females were consigned by Wolf Point Ranch, Port Lavaca, TX managed by Brandon Crittenden. These super fancy open paternal sisters, AI sired by a GENETRUST Brangus bull, commanded a price of $2,900 per head from Sam Glass, Gonzales, TX. They were followed closely by a group purchased by the same buyer from The Oaks Farms, Newnan, GA sired by GENETRUST Brangus bulls for $2,700 per head. High selling pairs were from the Neches River Ranch, Jacksonville, TX and brought $2,500 per pair and sold to Jamie Webb, Dallas, GA. Other high selling pairs were a group of Brangus pairs from Ray Johnston, Johnston Farms, Letohatchee, AL for $2,400 per pair to R.L. McDaniel, Hemphill, TX. Volume commercial buyers were Doug Ferrell, Kansas City, MO and Kenneth Threlkeld, Tyler, TX. BJ

as proven donors at Schmidt Farms. This lot was purchased for $34,000 by a group of three breeders: Chimney Rock Cattle Company, Bill and Gail Davis of Concord, Ark.; Draggin’ M Ranch, John and Sherry Milam of El Dorado, Ark.; and Sewell Cattle Company, Gary Sewell of El Dorado, Ark. The second high seller came from Cavender Ranches, Lot 32 MS Brinks Lombardi 222S64. This super feminine female sold with a spring 2013 heifer calf by Onstar for $17,000. Purchasing this lot was Oskar Juarez, Clover Ranch of Linville, Ala., to add to their outstanding donor program. She was followed closely by Lot 49, Miss Brinks Blackhawk 361S29, from the Schmidt Farms program bringing $16,500. This moderate framed proven donor will join the elite cow Top Left: Volume commercial female buyer herd of Ray and Karen Westall, Westall Ranches in Carlsbad, Doug Ferrell, Ferrell Livestock Co. Kansas City, MO N.M. pictured with Cody Gariss, Lamar, MO. Other high sellers included Lot 112 Miss Brinks Csonka Top Right: Gary Sewell, John Milam and Bill Davis partnered to purchase the high selling 75T6 from TJM Ranch which sold to Duane and Diane Hahn, Platte Valley Brangus in Columbus, Neb., for $12,000. This female lot 63- SF MS Newsman 535R3 for $34,000. Bottom Right: Carlos and Valeria Ojea lot possessed a great combination of low birth weight with Rullan purchased lot 78 & 143 for Agrodec high growth and carcass EPDs. Lot 78, CR Miss Blackhawk SA  in Argentina.

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SALE REPORT “Divas in Red” Premier Red Brangus Heifer Sale

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he Fifth Edition of the “Divas in Red” Premier Red Brangus Heifer Sale offered Red Brangus enthusiasts a high quality set of young Red Brangus females. The high selling female was Lot 12 from J7 Ranch and Mr. Don Jobes. Earlier in the afternoon J7 Ms Terissa 272Z was selected as the Reserve Grand Champion of The “Divas in Red” Futurity. She was purchased by IBBA junior breeder Claire Smart of Runge, Texas, for $4,000. The second high selling Lot notation was a classy young female from McDonald Ranches and Triple JR Cattle Co., MISS TJ-MR 575A. JLS International of Robertsdale, Ala.,was the final bidder at $3,700. The Grand Champion Female of The “Divas in Red” Futurity, GM MS Merlot 22P/Z from Markham Cattle Co., went to

Wellman Cattle Co. of Brenham, Texas, for $3,500. The high volume buyers were three breeders with two selections each, IBBA junior breeder Derek Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas; JLS International of Robertsdale, Ala.; and Cox Excalibur of Katy, Texas. In total, the sale grossed $48,200 for an average of $2,835. Sale Chairman Allen Goode wholeheartedly thanked the consignors for digging deep in their keeper pens to offer the new and established breeders in attendance an exciting group of females. The IRBBA Board of Directors established The “Divas in Red” sale as a showcase of the finest young Red Brangus females. The “Divas” sale continues to grow as a source of genetics for new and established breeders on both sides of the border, as well as junior exhibitors across the region and the Brangus breed. BJ

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“The Event” Sale and Heifer Futurity A Showcase of Red Brangus Genetics

ed Brangus breeders from across Texas and Mexico gathered in Brenham, Texas, and online for “The Event” Sale and Heifer Futurity hosted May 18. “The Event” is hosted by four noted Red Brangus breeders: Dos XX Cattle Co. of Washington, Texas; OB Ranch and MBJ Ranch of Wharton, Texas; Triangle K Farms of Chappell Hill, Texas; and TRIO Cattle and Genetics of Madisonville, Texas. This fourth edition of “The Event” introduced a Futurity for yearling females. The inaugural competition included four classes judged by Dean Fuchs. Dos XX Cattle Co. exhibited the Grand Champion Female, Dos XX’s Destiny’s Doll, a February 11, 2012, daughter of Dos XX’s Stouts Destiny and III Miss Hillary 575/2. She was the class winner out of class four. She was purchased in the sale by Markham Cattle Co. of Manvel, Texas. Following the Grand Champion out of class four and into the Reserve Grand Champion spotlight was Miss TK Highway 901Z3 bred and exhibited by Triangle K Farms of Chappell Hill, Texas. She is a February 13, 2012, daughter from the mating of TK Highway 901S and Miss TK Josie 901M4. The additional three class winners included: Class one: From the Burning B Ranch, Ms BBR Red Darling 8JZ is a May 29, 2012, daughter of CX Future Promise 4/R and GM Ms Rita 8JL/5. Rancho los Herradores from La Noria Puebla, Mexico, was the successful bidder. Class two: From Triple JR Cattle Co., TJR Ms Pemex 410/Z is an April 6, 2012, daughter of TJR Rojo’s Promise 208/T and Miss TK Pemex 410J2. OB Ranch was the final bidder, adding 410/Z to their internationally acclaimed herd. Class three: From Fagan Cattle Co. and MBJ Ranch, Miss Fagan MBJ Top 354Z is a March 27, 2012, daughter of GM Trabajo Chief 97/P and Miss JHR 354/3. Dr. Jose Javier Castaneda of Hereford, Texas, was her high bidder. The Futurity also gave those in attendance the opportunity to vote for and select the “Cattleman’s Choice” from the entire competition. Garnering this honor from MBJ Ranch and Fagan Cattle Co. was Lot 28 from class one, Miss Fagan MBJ 201PZ3. She is July 16, 2012, daughter of Mr. PB Red Power 833/10 and Fagan MBJ Ms Brazil 201X, the Lot two featured donor. A standing room only crowd filled the Washington County Fairground sale facility to view and bid on 45 lots of yearling and bred heifers, cow/calf pair and genetic offerings. The sale

grossed $133,400 for an average of $2,964. Topping the sale at $6,200 was a powerful cow/calf pair from the Good Shepard program of Abraham Thomas in Lubbock, Texas. Lot 24 was Hidden Oak Sting Xtreme 4S and her stout March 2013 bull calf. They were selected in fierce bidding by Rancho los Herradores of La Noria Puebla, Mexico. The second high selling lot was the high selling yearling female and Grand Champion from “The Event” Futurity, Lot 44 Dos XX’s Destiny’s Doll. The gavel closed on a bid of $5,250 from Markham Cattle Co. of Manvel, Texas. The high selling bred heifer was Lot 10, Dos XX’s Destiny’s Miss 93/1. She was also purchased by Markham, Cattle Co. for $4,000. In the genetic offerings, the top flush was Lot two from MBJ Ranch and Fagan Cattle Co. with a flush of the powerful Fagan MBJ Ms Brazil 201X to the 2013 National Grand Champion Bull, TRIO’s Yucatan 175Y. This opportunity was purchased by Markham Cattle Co. for $3,300. The high selling lot of embryos was Lot 18 from Indian Hills Brangus with unique package out of SVF Maria X174 bred to the 2011 National Grand Champion Mr. PB RedBull 521/09W. Rancho los Herradores added this lot to their list of selections for $3,750. The hosts of “The Event” recognized Rancho los Herradores of La Noria Puebla, Mexico, as the high volume and high lot buyers. BJ BRANGUS JOURNAL

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SALE REPORT “Source of Champions” Sale Raises More Than $10,000 for Juniors 9 Show Heifer Prospects Grossed $27,100.00 Average $3011.00 176 Straws of Semen Grossed $7,120.00 Average $40.45/Straw 1 Jar of Janet Greuel’s Famous Blackberry Jelly Grossed $375.00

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n Thursday, July 18, 2013, the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA) Board of Directors hosted its 13th annual “Source of Champions” (SOC) Show Heifer Sale in conjunction with the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS). Numerous exhibitors, parents and spectators were in attendance as one jar of Janet Greuel’s famous blackberry jelly, nine elite heifers and 176 straws of semen sold to benefit the IJBBA. Bruce Maloch of Magnolia, Ark., auctioneered this year’s event. A staple of the SOC Sale, Janet Greuel’s famous blackberry jelly was the first item auctioned off. For more than 10 years, Roger and Janet Greuel have graciously donated the jar of jelly to benefit the juniors of this great association. This year, Cox Excalibur Brangus of Katy, Texas, was the high bidder and took the jelly home for $375. Each and every heifer selling in the SOC Sale was halter broken, in show condition and entered in the Brangus Futurity. Additionally, each heifer that sold is eligible to return to the 2014 NJBS and compete in the Champion’s Challenge Show, a show designed specifically for heifers selling in the SOC Sale featuring added prize money. Be sure to look for these heifers at the 2014 NJBS in College Station, Texas. The evening’s high selling lot was lot six, JG Ms MVP 747 Jet, consigned by Gorczyca Brangus of Harrah, Okla. Sired by the 2009 Show Bull of the Year, JG Mr. 747 Black Jet, the January 4, 2013, born female commanded a final bid price of $4,300 from Aimee Adamek, S chulenburg, Texas. Lot 6 - JG Ms MVP 747 Jet

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The second high selling show heifer prospect was lot five, Skyhawks Ms Ike 820Z7. Born October 6, 2012, this female was consigned by Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, Texas. Sired by Skyhawks Ike 430W3, this heifer brought a final bid of Lot 5 - Skyhawks Ike 430W3 $3,700 from first time NJBS exhibitor Shelbie VanBeveren of Victoria, Texas. Rounding out the top three high selling heifers was lot eight, WSK Miss Star 89A, consigned by Diamond K Ranch of Hempstead, Texas. Born January 5, 2013, Lot 8 - WSK Miss Star 89A Star brought $3,300 from Chris Davlin of Hempstead, Texas. In the semen sale, the high selling semen was five straws of Mr JLS Dax 86Y8. The Dax Semen was donated Myron Saathoff of Hondo, Texas, and was purchased by Triple JR Cattle Company of Muldoon, Texas. The second highest semen lots were Csonka of Brinks 30R4 and DDD Out Cross 804T30. The five straws of Csonka semen were donated by The Oaks Farms of Newnan, Ga., and purchased by Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch of McCoy, Texas. The Out Cross semen was donated by Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch of McCoy, Texas, and was purchased by Triple Crown Ranch of Angleton, Texas. The SOC Sale is one of the biggest fundraisers for the IJBBA. Commissions from the heifers, the proceeds from the donated semen and miscellaneous lots help offset a large portion of the expense of hosting the NJBS. This year, $10,882.50 were raised for the IJBBA during the SOC Show Heifer and Semen Sale. BJ

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GeneTrust at Cavender’s Neches River Jacksonville, TX Ranch Bull and Commercial Female Sale

14-16 4th Annual Gorczyca and Son Elite Show Heifer Internet Sale 19

Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Annual Production Sale

Poteet, TX

19

Town Creek Farm Bull and Commercial West Point, MS Female Sale

26

Oak Creek Farms Forage Tested Bull Sale

Chappell Hill, TX

26

Miller Brangus Bull and Female Sale

Waynesboro, TN

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