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Winter 2013

Volume XI

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100 Yearling Angus Bulls Sitz Upward Connealy Right Answer SAV Pioneer SAV Iron Mountain TC Aberdeen Connealy Impression

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605-257-2391 • 605-645-9569 12346 US Hwy 212, Nisland, SD 57762

Foos Alliance 203

Foos 8060 Windy 261

Reg# 17364181 Sire: Crook Mt Really Windy 8834 MGS: HARB High Plains 171

Reg# 17364222 Sire: VDAR Really Windy 8060 MGS: Cole Creek Juanada Ridge 65U

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Reg# 17364191 Sire: ACF New Design 2062 MGS: NF Supreme 628-694

Reg# 17364201 Sire: Crook Mt Windy 17 MGS: TC Power Stroke 4118

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Gill Red Angus

"You Buy We Bid” Bull and Replacement Heifer Sale

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 AT THE RANCH • TIMBER LAKE, SD

SELLING 450 HEAD

C-T GRAND STATEMENT 1025

- 100 COMING TWO YEAR OLD BULLS - 100 YEARLING BULLS

10 REGISTERED BRED HEIFERS 5 REGISTERED OPEN REPLACEMENT HEIFERS 150 COMMERCIAL OPEN HEIFERS 80 COMMERCIAL BRED HEIFERS

20 Sons & Daughters Sell! LMG GILLS VIN DIESEL 7611

LMG MISS LASS 5014

28 Sons Sell!

LUCHT DIAMOND BACK 894

15 Sons & Daughters Sell!

You buy our bulls, we bid on your calves!

Gill Red Angus HC 64 Box 146 Timber Lake, SD 57656

www.gillredangus.com

Follow Gill Red Angus on Facebook!

14 Sons Sell! Larry Gill • 605.865.3288 Brent Gill • 605.848.3722 Bryan Gill • 701.730.0134

bigredgenetics@hotmail.com

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SAV Mustang 9134

SAV Harvestor 0338

110 th Production Sale

Saturday

• February 9, 2013 • 10 am at the ranch

SELLING 720 REGISTERED ANGUS BULLS & FEMALES • FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY ON BULLS •

SAV International 2020 SAV Potential 0205

SAV Bumper Crop 2018

BW 83 • 205 Wt. 955

BW 81 • 205 Wt. 925

SAV Brand Name 9115

He sells! A herdsire prospect by Harvestor from a fifth generation Pathfinder dam from the Emblynette family that was established at SAV in 1946.

SAV Resistol 2013 SAV Bismarck 5682

He sells! This Harvestor son proudly displays the structure, performance and breed character stamped by his sire. His 3-year-old dam by Bismarck has two brothers in major AI studs.

SAV Rock Solid 2251

BW 80 • 205 Wt. 998

BW 87 • 205 Wt. 1014

SAV Pioneer 7301

He sells! A genuine beef bull by Rito 7075 loaded with thickness, volume and performance. He is bred to add pounds, profit and quality to every calf he sires.

SAV Robust 2146 SAV Iron Mountain 8066

He sells! This Rito 9969 son is loaded with meat and muscle from front to back and packs plenty of performance in a moderate-framed package. His Net Worth dam from the Madame Pride family has a son working at Select Sires AI Stud.

SAV Harvest Moon 2244

BW 79 • 205 Wt. 994

BW 87 • 205 Wt. 993

SAV 707 Rito 9969

He sells! This Rito 9969 bull is the ranchers kind, abounding with thickness, muscle, pounds and substance. His 3-year-old dam by Bismarck is beautiful-uddered and highly productive.

SAV Net Worth 4200

He sells! This tremendous son of Harvestor is pictured preweaning with his 3-year-old dam by Bismarck. He represents the kind you will find in volume at SAV and the kind that will add profitability to any cow/calf operation.

The 2013 SAV Sale features large AI sire groups and a volume selection of seedstock affordable to the cowman. SAV bulls have earned a reputation for adding thickness, volume, muscle and real-world fleshing ability, while leaving moderate, beautiful-uddered, productive females. They are the kind ranchers demand and search for — adding pounds to your calfcrop, maternal strength to your cowherd and dollars to your bottomline.

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Announcing our 2013 Bull & Female Sale!

Bieber Outrider W388

Bieber Roosevelt W384

LSF Expectation 6034S

VGW Oly 903

200 Yearling Red Angus Bulls 5 Yearling Black Red Angus Bulls 10 Yearling Simmental Hybrid Bulls 80 Yearling Red Angus Heifers 40 Yearling Commercial Red Angus Heifers 30 Bred Fall Calving Red Angus Cows

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Mc Cumber Angus Ranch Mc Cumber Angus Ranch “ Cow herd known for outstanding maternal traits” “

Selling 110 yearling Angus select group of 35 heifer cal

Mc Cumber Angus Ranch is well kno have years of selection for maternal t erate framed cattle that will work in a Cow herd known for outstanding maternal environment. Selection for feminine, Annual traits” Bull Sale: March 27, 2013 at the ranch ribbed females with excellent udder q Annual Bull Sale:Angus March 27, 2013 going for and generations. You will find Selling 110 yearling bulls a at the ranch “ Cow herd known for outstanding maternal traits” kind cattle in the Mc Cumber pedigre select group of 35 heifer calves Selling 110 yearling a “ Cow herd known for outstanding maternal traits”Angus andbulls createand a uniform calf crop for you Annual Bull Sale: 27, 2013 you our calf crop and the select group ofRanch 35 March heifer calves to showing Mc Angus is well known for cattle that at theCumber ranch Annual Bull Sale: Annual Bull Sale: March 27, 2013 them. Mc Cumber Angus Ranch wou have years of selection for maternal traits. They are modSellingat110 Angus bulls and a the yearling ranch March 27, 2013 seed stock source. Mc Cumber Ranch well in known for cattle that erate framed cattle williscalves work a forage only based select groupAngus of 35that heifer

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Table of Contents 2013 Winter Cattle Journal • Tri-State Livestock News

Feeding

82 A Smelly Situation

14 Piping Up for

A real tale of the less-than-glamorous side of being a rancher and how most ranch kids learn about it.

by Heather Hamilton

88 Temperament

water quality

The value of a quality, high quantity water source.

32 Feeding Straw by Heather Hamilton Making straw work for your operation.

44 What’s in that feed? by Heather Hamilton Meeting livestock nutritional requirements in a unique year.

Health and Reproduction

by Jan Swan Wood

in Females

By Loretta Sorensen Dr. Reinaldo Cooke has studied how a cow or heifer’s temperament can affect her ability to conceive and mature properly.

98 Nutrigenomics is

changing the game

By Amanda Radke The latest advancements in cattle nutrition studies and its affect on gene expression might change the beef industry as we know it.

106 Necropsies can be Useful

By heather smith thomas

56 Pre-calving

Ranchers can perform necropsies on the ranch using the modern technology to help their veterinarians determine a cause of death early and avoid possible outbreaks.

By heather smith thomas Vaccinating cows before calving can greatly improve overall herd health.

Industry

72 Pneumonia in Calves

116 Drought Affects

Vaccinations for Cows

By heather smith thomas Know what your treatment and prevention options are.

Everyone

By Carrie Stadheim The 2012 drought doesn’t just affect the cattlemen and ranchers of the region but everyone, from the local restaurants, to the veterinarians, to the dentist.

136 Coloradoan’s Patents Have Big Impact

By eric brown Wade Webster’s temperature monitoring patents are already helping the dairy industry and could help the beef industry in health and reproduction.

148 Brands: An

Important Western Tradition

By Heather Smith Thomas Branding and brand inspecting is more than just a form of identification to ranchers in the west; it’s history and tradition.

162 Oil Trumps

Auction Barn

By Loretta Sorensen Northern Livestock Auction in Minot, ND, is having to relocate after the BNSF decided they needed to expand their rail line to accommodate the growing oil industry in ND.

174 6 Tips for Success in Agriculture

By Amanda Radke Pearse Lyons encourages farmers and ranchers to become the next generation of agriculturalists.

184 New AVMA

Euthanasia Guidelines

By Amanda Radke With so much scrutiny on the ag industry everyone needs to be aware of what is considered a humane death.

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Low dams and stagnant water pose a number of potential problems for livestock, and drought years only magnify those issues. Producers who have implemented a reliable, well-based water source for their operations say the change has been entirely positive, and encourage producers without a consistent water supply to consider implementing one. Photo by Heather Hamilton

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ater is a limiting factor on many operations. The reliance on natural water sources has many producers in a pinch following the dry summer. With no relief in sight as temperatures drop, the implementation of a consistent, reliable source may be a smart, long-term investment for many producers to consider after the summer of 2012. winter Cattle Journal 2013 H Tri-State Livestock News

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Multiple options exist for producers planning a water improvement project. However, a high quality well with an underground pipeline delivering water to livestock tanks handily tops the list of preferred successfully implemented projects by western ranchers. “When we started there were those folks with doubts. On the years when the dams are full it’s easy to forget, and feel like its all hunky dory. But, you have to remember the years the dams weren’t full. This year it was really easy to open a hydrant, and those folks with doubts no longer have them. Plus, we’ve found that even on years when our dams are full, the cows will drink out of the tanks first because they prefer that fresh water,” explained Owanka, South Dakota rancher Marvin Williams of the value and benefit of the largescale well and pipeline project

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numerous area ranchers began in August of 2006. The community felt the need for a more reliable, consistent supply of water to both their homes and livestock following the numerous dry years of the early 2000s, and

“It’s quite an undertaking, but the more people you get involved, the more the cost is spread out, and the easier it is to foot the bill on a well like ours.” Marvin Williams identified a lack of both quality and volume of water as a major issue in their area.

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“We formed a rural water association with about 20 members, with additional help from our NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) office and Midwest Assistance. We went before the State Water Commission for grant money, and individual producers put their operations into EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) programs which gave us enough points to qualify for money through that entity as well,” explained Williams of the first steps taken by the group to foot the project bill. Following the procurement of funds, a 3,500 foot deep well was drilled, which pumps about 165 gallons per minute. Between 25 and 30 miles of line was laid, with each individual producer being responsible for what they added off that main line onto their operation. “I personally added some tanks, and tied it into several old automatic waterers already in place, just

Boots for the Entire Family without any water supply to them. We also use it for our home. Prior to this we relied on a shallow well, and if we wanted to shower and do a load of clothes, one had to shower in the morning, the clothes were washed mid-day, and the second had to shower at night,” explained Williams of the benefits a solid water source has had to his entire operation. With so many landowners involved, organization was key, and the entire process took a lot of time, with completion occurring in the summer of 2011. Williams explained there were various legal hoops to jump through, environmental rules and regulations to follow, water testing, easements to complete, and the constant wait for money to be made available through the various organizations the group received funds from.

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“My grandfather told me you can have all the grass in the world, but if you don’t have water, you’re in trouble. With good water and short grass you can subsidize it out and make it work, but you can’t do anything without water.” South Dakota rancher Marvin Williams said of the long lasting benefits of a consistent, quality water source on a ranching operation. Photo by Heather Hamilton

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the more the cost is spread out, and the easier it is to foot the bill on a well like ours. Plus, if you’re patient it will eventually come together,” noted Williams. Lusk, Wyoming rancher Lee Hales is among those who have implemented a private water system specifically for his operation.

of the drought from about 2000 through 2007, boy, was it rough. There was no runoff for so long that we had to make a decision, and do something different,” explained Hales of what lead to his decision to drill a 2,300 foot deep well in the Lakota Dakota formation four years ago.

“We were previously totally reliant upon reservoirs and dams for our livestock water. At the time

Today Hales can pump 18 gallons a minute from the well, and transports water more than 65,000

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“The cattle drink a lot more consistently during the winter when they can drink a fresh source of water, and I think my cows hold their body condition scores better throughout the winter now, which really impressed me,” stated Wyoming rancher Lee Hales of one of the biggest differences he’s noticed in his cowherd since implementing a well-based water supply on his operation. Photo by Heather Hamilton

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Hales listed financing the entire project up front as the most challenging component. While calculations on paying off his system could be done countless ways, his best guess is it will take approximately ten years to pay for itself. “I would recommend strongly that anyone without a high quality water supply figure out a way to implement one. In addition to supplying cattle with water, it’s also enabled me to stock my avail-

able grass and implement a sound, rotational grazing system because I now have good water where I need it. It has eliminated a lot of headaches and worries,” he said. Williams agreed, noting that the maintenance of the well and line are minuscule, especially when compared to the commitment involved in hauling water or moving livestock to water.

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“My grandfather told me you can have all the grass in the world, but if you don’t have water you’re in trouble. With good water and short grass you can subsidize it out and make it work, but you can’t do anything without water,” Williams noted. Both men have also seen an improvement in herd health since turning on the tanks for the first time. “It’s obvious our cattle are doing quite a bit better. We used to deal with nitrate and sulfate poisoning from the stagnant water in our dams, and had to be very careful with our pasture usage due to that.

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Feeding

Straw

Processing straw, and consequently increasing surface area, is one way producers have effectively improved the palatability and digestibility of the feed source. Photo by Heather Hamilton

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Making straw work for your operation “…In reality, we’re feeding the bugs in the rumen, and to do that we need to create appetite…” George Yost, Nutra-Lix By Heather Hamilton

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traw is a major player in winter feed plans for producers across western states. Many methods of maximizing the palatability, digestibility and economic viability of feeding straw have been attempted, with numerous potentially successful options available for producers to consider. “Straw, like any poor-quality forage, is good if you can get cows to consume enough total pounds. In reality, we’re feeding the bugs in the rumen, and to do that we need to create appetite,

then help those bugs digest and pass roughage faster, which will in turn create more appetite, so they consume more of the roughage. Forage with four percent protein is no different than forage with eight percent protein, so long as you have them consuming twice as much. That’s what it’s all about, and if you feed straw, the quality isn’t as important as the quantity,” noted Montana-based feed supplement company NutraLix’s George Yost of the mind-set he takes when considering straw as a major winter feed source.

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Adding a liquid protein supplement top dressing to bales of straw is one popularly discussed method of increasing palatability. However, Yost noted that research has shown feeding straw in self feeders with troughs of liquidbased protein supplement nearby has been shown as effective as top dressing individual bales. “It saves a step, and there is also some feed that doesn’t get treated when you top dress it, and that part doesn’t get eaten as well. Then, if you’re rolling it out, once they lay on it, they have to be pretty hungry to go back and eat it. If it’s contained in a feeder, they are not reducing its palatability over time,” Yost explained. Western South Dakota rancher Frank Bloom is among the producers who top dressed millet straw last winter, doing three to five

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days’ worth at a time, then feeding each bale through a processor. “It was a dirty, messy way of feeding. You would have the liquid protein all over you, the pickup and everything else, when

“I think injecting would be a better method … because you could put an exact amount in each bale, reduce the mess, and eliminate the leaching…” Frank Bloom, SD rancher you were treating bales. However, once they were treated, it wasn’t bad at all running them through the processor, and didn’t

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make much of a mess out of it,” explained Bloom, adding he only did a few bales at a time to prevent the liquid protein from freezing and potentially causing problems with machinery. “There is also some waste with pouring the liquid on top of the bales because some of the supplement ran through and leached into the ground. I think injecting would be a better method than pouring over the top because you could put an exact amount in each bale, reduce the mess, and eliminate the leaching by leaving bales on their side instead of standing them on end,” continued Bloom. Having an additional protein source when feeding straw is key, and Bloom is converting to lick tubs this year, adding that tubs, liquid protein and cake are all viable options that should be considered on an economic and

Lots of producers are relying on straw for a portion of their winter feed program. Determining how to best utilize the feed can reduce waste, improve cow performance and maximize the forage’s potential. Photo by Heather Hamilton

availability basis for producers feeding straw. “I also encourage producers to compare not only cost of protein, but degree of utilization,” added Yost. “So often people will buy a supplement based on price, and use it as a replacement instead of in conjunction with what roughage they have left over, or what they have purchased. Instead of looking at it from the standpoint of what you need to do to replace the roughage nutritionally; it’s much more effective and economical to look at what you already have and what you need to add to create a total feed program.” Allowing straw to age, and feeding in conjunction with another roughage are additional aspects of Bloom’s feeding program. winter Cattle Journal 2013 H Tri-State Livestock News

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“One thing I’ve learned over years of feeding straw is that if you can hold it over, cattle eat year-old straw a lot better. The enzymes break down to an extent over a year, and it makes a big difference on the feeding end. Another key part for me is maintaining about 20 percent of another forage in the diet. I’ve never fed 100 percent straw. I know of guys that say they do alright with it, but I’ve also never seen what kind of shape their cattle were in the following spring. For me, keeping a low percentage of another roughage in the feed program is key, noted Bloom. Montana State University Superintendent/Animal Scientist at the Northern Ag Research Center,

Darrin Boss listed ammoniating straw as another effective way of

“One thing I’ve learned over years of feeding straw is that if you can hold it over, cattle eat year-old straw a lot better.” Frank Bloom increasing digestibility through increased enzyme break down, especially if the option of letting

the product age for a year is not viable. “Our studies on this topic are a few years old, and as with any feed program, a producer would need to conduct research to determine if it was economically viable for his operation to ammoniate straw,” noted Boss of the first step to developing any successful feed program. “To start the process a big cover is placed over the straw stack – which can be round bales, squares bales, small squares, whatever. The stack is injected with anhydrous ammonia using a cast iron, pointed tip pipe with holes drilled in it. Then let the stack set under the tent for about a month prior

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to feeding,” explained Boss of the process. The anhydrous ammonia and water molecules present in the straw react to form ammonium hydroxide, which aid in breaking lignin-cellulose bonds. The result is a reduction of indigestible fiber and an increase in digestibility, which adds value to the straw as a feed source. Bloom stated that regardless of what straw is treated with or fed in conjunction with, he strongly encourages running it through a processor to break it up and

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Suggestions for improving palatability and digestability of lower quality roughages include grinding them, feeding different roughages on separate days to avoid waste of the least preferred roughage, and testing all feedstuffs to remove the guesswork of what they are doing for livestock. Photo by Heather Hamilton

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feed? Meeting livestock nutritional requirements in a unique year. By Heather Hamilton

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In order to effectively maintain or improve body condition scores (BCS) during winter months, producers must understand what nutritional requirements cows have, and how their raised or purchased feedstuffs stack up against those requirements. This knowledge enables producers to correctly fill in any gaps, and maximize the usage of what they feed. Recognizing what the cow needs to meet her nutritional requirements, regardless of where and how she is fed, is a solid starting point. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Center Extension Specialist for Livestock Systems Karl Hoppe explained that in general, producers can figure on a cow consuming between two and three percent of her body weight daily in dry matter, with mature cows consuming up to seven percent of their body weight in dry matter during times of extreme cold. In general, for every 20 degrees the temperature drops below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, a cow’s energy requirements go up by 20 percent. If

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cows spend two weeks in conditions 20 below zero, they will drop one BCS level if the feed program isn’t altered accordingly.

Comparing various feeding strategies, options and possible supplements on an economic and availability basis, can prove a moneysaving strategy. From mid pregnancy to late pregnancy, a cow’s energy and protein requirements will shift from needing 55 percent TDN (Total Digestible Nutrients) to 60 percent TDN. Crude Protein (CP) requirements will also increase from seven to nine percent. Following calving, cows will require 65 percent TDN and 11-12 percent CP in their diet.

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While forage testing is heavily encouraged, NDSU has general information on the various feeds their state is shipping south, which can help producers determine what to expect out of the loads of roughage arriving in their yards, and plan ahead for what they may need to add to complete their winter rations.

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• Wheat Straw: 43% TDN, 3.6% CP, 0.19% Ca, 0.09% P • Millet Straw: 51% TDN, 4.5% CP, 0.44% Ca, 0.12% P • Oat Straw: 47% TDN, 4.5% CP, 0.27% Ca, 0.10% P Of the various straws available, oat straw is the most palatable, wheat straw has the lowest nutritional value of the main grain straws, and millet straw is generally higher in energy and protein levels. Year-old straw is typically slightly more digestible and palatable than current year straw.

What's in the hay producers are wintering on this year? With alternative and lower class forages filling the winter roughage gap, knowing how they compare to typical forages, and what additional nutrients are needed to balance a ration will enable ranchers to maximize the effectiveness of their winter feed programs. Photo by Heather Hamilton Nitrate accumulation is not a factor, nor is rust infected straw when feeding ruminants. Straw pairs well with higher protein grass or legume hays, and digestibility can be enhanced through grinding.

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Feeding CRP Hay General nutrient values for CRP hay

• 41-49% TDN, 2.3-14.6% CP, 0.3-0.75% Ca, 0.09-0.16% P 2012 CRP hay varied tremendously on quality and protein levels, and producers are highly encouraged to test their CRP hay to determine what it contains nutritionally. Percentage

alfalfa, time harvested and number of years since last harvested all played a role in each field’s crop. In 2012, quality of CRP hay ranged by as much as 25 percent. Palatability can be a concern with this roughage, particularly if the hay came from an area that hadn’t been cut for multiple previous years. Stem size and percentage of weeds can also

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• Alfalfa, mid- to full-bloom: 51-55 % TDN, 13.5-15.9 % CP • Brome grass: 48-58% TDN, 6-10.5 % CP • Prairie hay: 46-55 % TDN, 4.8-8.7 % CP For comparative purposes, the typical western hay crop is largely comprised of alfalfa/grass mix hays. High quality alfalfa hays may act as a nutritional supplement when fed in conjunction with lower quality grass hays. However, current prices for high percentage alfalfa hay may be uneconomical compared to other protein sources for the 2012-13 winter.

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How feedstuffs are fed may also play a factor in the overall success of a winter feed program. If pasture conditions are very poor, drylotting cattle may improve their consumption of lower quality feeds, while also allowing total rest for the pasture. Grinding hay into bunks as opposed to directly on the ground has been shown to reduce waste and loss. When grinding is unavailable as an option and multiple poor quality roughages are being fed, feeding each type on separate days can reduce waste of the least preferred forage. Local extension specialists can provide information on where to have forages tested, and how to properly procure a hay sample. Test results may show additional protein, vitamin and mineral supplements are needed to balance a ration. High quality roughages, molasses based tubs and licks and cakes are all viable options currently available. Comparing various feeding strategies, options and possible supplements on an economic and availability basis can prove a money-saving strategy, particularly on years when producers may not be as familiar with the products they’re relying on to get their cattle through the winter months. Matching that information with knowledge of what a cow needs to maintain or improve condition over the course of the winter will enable producers to develop the most cost effective option for their operation. H

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Pre-calving Vaccinations for Cows

Boostering on an annual basis can help maintain immunity to certain diseases.

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Calves have a better chance of staying healthy during their first weeks if they get an adequate amount of good-quality colostrum soon after birth, containing antibodies against most of the pathogens they may encounter. If the dam has a chance to build high levels of antibodies before calving, she can pass this temporary immunity to her calf. Vaccinating cows ahead of calving can help build peak antibody levels to make sure their colostrum contains the maximum amount of protective antibodies. Dr. Steve Hendrick, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, says that in many herds pre-calving vaccinations means scours vaccines. “Some people are also starting to add BVD-IBR vaccines to that program, pre-calving. There are some modified-live vaccines on the

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market now that are labeled for use in pregnant cows, provided those cows were vaccinated previously and have some immunity already,” he says.

“Vaccinating cows ahead of calving can help build peak antibody levels to make sure their colostrum contains the maximum amount of protective antibodies.” Dr. Steve Hendrick “Scours vaccinations can be beneficial in herds that have certain problems. There are limitations, however, regarding what

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the vaccinations cover and which problems can actually be helped,” he says. The important thing is to have healthy cows, with strong immune systems, to produce strong calves that can take full advantage of the antibodies in colostrum. Sometimes cows are unable to develop immunity when they are vaccinated, especially if they have inadequate nutrition. Some types of scours vaccines provide more protection than others. Dr. Eugene Janzen, University of Calgary, says the E. coli vaccines work very well, but today may not be as necessary as they have been in the past, since many stockmen have moved away from calving in confined, contaminated areas. “Some of the viral fractions of the pre-calving vaccines, such as the rotavirus and coronaviruses, may not perform as well as the E.

coli vaccines, and timing is much more critical,” according to Janzen. “If calves will be at high risk between two to four weeks of age for viral infections, you need to make sure there will be enough antibodies in the colostrum to help them at that time.” The cow will need peak antibody levels when she calves, to have enough passive immunity for the calf to give him protection that long.

“With those particular viruses, if you boost the cow’s immunity, those antibody levels rise fairly quickly and would be deposited in the colostrum fairly quickly. But they also wane quickly. If you vaccinate cows in early February and the majority of your calves arrive the end of March, efficacy of that vaccine will be compromised,” says Janzen. You’d need to vaccinate the cows closer to when their calves will

be at risk, or give a booster shot closer to that time. “If calving is strung out, and especially if it’s in a corral behind the barn rather than out on pasture, we encourage ranchers to vaccinate the late calvers again,” explains Janzen. You want peak antibody response at the proper time to help the calves. There are several brands and types of scours vaccines on the

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market. “Talk with your own vet to know what might be recommended in your situation,” says Hendrick. “The timing for these “If calving is may differ a bit, strung out, and depending on the type of vaccine,” especially if he says. it’s in a corral

behind the barn rather than out on pasture, we encourage ranchers to vaccinate the late calvers again.” Dr. Janzen.

There are differences on what the manufacturers advise, whether its two weeks or a month to six weeks before calving. Some products need a two-shot series the first year, and Photo by Heather Hamilton an annual booster thereafter. Some herds try to target vaccinations about three weeks before the herd starts calving. Some types of vaccine may require a booster for any cows that are calving late – in case immunity is waning before they calve. Make a plan, in consultation with your veterinarian, regarding what product to use and when, depending on when it is feasible to have the cows accessible for vaccinating. Ranch facilities and calving seasons will dictate what would be most practical. “Boostering at least on an annual basis can help maintain immunity. If you skip a year or two during the life of a cow and then come back with another vaccination, it may not give much protection. You almost need to start over

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The old rule about getting cows spread out on clean ground at calving is still the best advice for preventing disease in young calves, says Dr. Janzen.

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There are no vaccines for protozoal diarrheas - “If calves have bloody diarrhea, it’s likely parasitic – protozoal infections such as cryptosporidiosis or coccidiosis,” says Janzen. “There are no vaccines for these infections. Some people talk about putting an ionophore such as Rumensin™ into the cows’ ration to prevent shedding of protozoa in their feces (for the calves to pick up), but the risk for shedding is much greater coming from the contemporary calves than from the cows,” he says. If a calf gets sick, he sheds many times more pathogens than what might be in the cow’s feces. “The sick calves greatly amplify the infectious pressure. Feeding cows ionophores may help at the beginning of calving season by preventing introduction of the organism into the calf population. But if any calves get sick and contaminate the calving ground, feeding cows an ionophore won’t make much difference. As they go through a calf, these organisms proliferate tremendously, whereas the cow might have a few in the digestive tract but she’s not shedding to the same extent that a calf will,” explains Janzen. “The old rule about getting cows spread out on clean ground at calving is still the best advice for preventing disease in young

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Calves have a better chance of staying healthy during their first weeks if they get an adequate amount of good-quality colostrum soon after birth.

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calves,” he says. Prevention depends more on good management and clean calving areas than a vaccine bottle. Clostridial vaccines - “We’ve been encouraging ranchers to vaccinate the cow herd for Clostridial organisms, especially perfringens, suggesting that perfringens may occasionally be to blame for various enterotoxemias,” says Janzen. “I tend to agree, because historically this is what we do for sheep. We vaccinate pregnant ewes to prevent enterotoxemia in lambs. We extrapolate from the ewe to the cow. But it is very difficult to make this diagnosis in calves to prove our case. Even our

Scours vaccinations can be beneficial in herds that have certain problems. Courtesy photo: Heather Smith Thomas

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diagnostic labs may have trouble diagnosing Clostridial diseases in the newborn calf,” he says. “At least this particular vaccine is relatively inexpensive so most of us just vaccinate in case it might help,” says Janzen. “There are many vaccines, with many label claims. The E. coli vaccines work so well that we tend to think everything else should work in a similar fashion, but it’s not that simple. Some of the diagnoses regarding diarrhea in calves are not definitive. Most of the time we don’t know with certainty what we are dealing with, and we just play the odds,” he says. H

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Pneumonia in Calves P

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neumonia (infection in the lungs) can affect calves of any age. Most of the pathogens that cause pneumonia are already present in the calf’s respiratory tract and become a problem when its immune defenses are compromised by stress. This might be bad weather, extreme changes in temperature, a long truck haul, overcrowding in a dirty environment, or nutritional stress due to deficiencies of an important mineral like copper or selenium.

Dr. James England (Caine Center, University of Idaho) says “summer pneumonia” is common in calves that go up into the mountains. “Yet when you look in the scientific literature there is absolutely no information or data on what this is. If you look up calf pneumonia you’ll find information on problems that occur when raising dairy calves in hutches, and data on calves going into the feedlot at weaning time, but there is no data on summer pneumonia in nursing age beef calves,” he said. winter Cattle Journal 2013 H Tri-State Livestock News

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“I worked with pneumonia in calves at the University ranch a few years ago. This problem costs ranchers about $16 million per year in Idaho, in terms of production costs and losses. There is very little data about it, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to add much because the University ranch at Salmon doesn’t have much summer pneumonia; they don’t send calves up in the mountains,” England said. “We really don’t know what causes it. Many veterinarians recommend vaccinating calves at branding time, thinking it might help. We assume it’s a Pasteurella problem because if we treat them once with antibiotics they generally recover. In the work we did at Salmon, we did find lots of Pasteurella, some Histophilus (hemophilus) and

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Mannheimia (what we used to call Pasteurella haemolytica). We also see quite a bit of what we used to call Pasteurella trehalosi

Dr. James England (Caine Center, University of Idaho) (which is now called Biberstinia trehalosi) but these pathogens are all in the Pasteurella family.

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We found all of these when we did routine cultures on normal, healthy calves. The year we did that study we had one calf with pneumonia and we isolated B. trehalosi from that calf.” There are many recommendations for preventing pneumonia in nursing age calves, including vaccinating calves at birth with an intranasal viral product. “The most common thing is to vaccinate calves at branding time with the intranasal vaccine. This has really helped in some herds that I consult with. Generally, I recommend an intranasal vaccine and an injected viral vaccine as well as their clostridial vaccinations at branding time,” he said. “One herd I worked with had a horrible outbreak; a high percentage of calves had summer pneumonia that year. After that,

This problem costs ranchers about $16 million per year in Idaho, in terms of production costs and losses.

Seromucoid discharge dripping out of the mouth (right) or nasal discharge dripping out of the nose (left) are some signs of pneumonia in calves. Courtesy photos Heather Smith Thomas

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“The intranasal product is not used much in feedlots because it is pretty expensive compared with the other vaccines,� says Dr. James England. Courtesy photo Heather Smith Thomas

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we started vaccinating them with the intranasal product and that rancher’s problems have dropped way down. He used to treat 20 to 30 calves over the course of a summer, out of 200, and now it’s down to about 10 during the past couple of years. This is just clinical data, and no controlled studies, but many ranchers around Idaho utilize this protocol and feel it helps reduce the incidence of summer pneumonia,” England said.

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“I recommend an intranasal vaccine and an injected viral vaccine as well as their clostridial vaccinations at branding time.” Dr. James England The modified live virus vaccine helps prevent Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), which seems to be a predisposing factor in respiratory disease, weakening the calf’s immune system and opening the way for bacterial infections. “This is all part of the bovine respiratory disease complex. We think they all work together. Very few people use the Pasteurella vaccines in baby calves because these vaccines tend to be pretty hard on the animals and knock them off feed for awhile. I haven’t used it in baby calves;

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The main thing in dealing with pneumonia is to catch it early and treat it adequately. After the animal has been sick awhile there’s more lung damage, and it’s more challenging to turn it around. Courtesy photo Heather Smith Thomas

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“Draxxin™ is also used, partly because it is longlasting (one dose treatment), as are the ResFlor™ and Hexasol™, depending on how you use them. The people using Draxxin™ in baby calves are probably using it because even though it is an expensive drug they can afford to use it in baby calves because it takes such a very small dose for them,” he said. If a calf is out on the range and you might only have one chance to handle it, you’d want to use something with long-acting efficacy.

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“Out on the range I would be inclined to use ResFlorGold™ or Hexasol™ because these already have an anti-inflammatory included. A person can use Draxxin™ and give Banamine™ in addition, but Banamine™ given separately has to go intravenously. That’s the only way it is labeled for use in cattle. With the ResFlorGold™ and the Hexasol™ it’s in with the antibiotic and goes subcutaneously,” England said. The main thing in dealing with pneumonia is to catch it early and treat it adequately. After the animal has been sick awhile there’s more lung damage, and it’s more challenging to turn it around. It pays to closely monitor animals and check them often. Adverse weather can set them up for respiratory disease – whether it’s a wet storm or extreme temperature fluctuations, or hot, dry, dusty conditions. “My advice is to watch the cattle and detect any sick ones as soon as possible, to treat them,” he said. H

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A Smelly Situation By jan swan wood

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few years ago, when youngest son Colin was about eight or nine, we were in the midst of a normal calving season. Every day after school, Colin saddled his horse and he and I would go check

pairs, gather springers and feed hay. I fed cake every morning after turning out the springers and tagging the new calves, and that morning, I’d noticed that a cow that had calved the day before hadn’t cleaned yet. (For the uninitiated, that means she had a retained placenta.) She and her new baby were still out in the calving pasture because he was too fresh to travel the night before. For those of you that aren’t in this line of work, a retained placenta (afterbirth) doesn’t get nicer the longer it drags around behind the cow. She poops on it, piddles on it, drags it through the mud and water, and applies the normal post-partum discharge. On top of this, that afterbirth develops a personality all it’s own and begins attracting buzzards and flies. Nasty stuff.

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The worst part is, though, that it causes the cow to get an infection, which, though it usually doesn’t make her terribly sick, will prevent her from breeding back on time, which is a job requirement for cows. So obviously, the situation had to be addressed. Lucky me! We got her in the corral without stirring her up too much, and eased her away from her baby and into the alley. I had Colin hold her calf in front of the headcatch for bait and she managed to go into the chute without too much trouble. We confined the calf by her head so she didn’t have to worry about him, and I started in to treat the problem. I gave her a shot for the infection and one to help the placenta release, and I moved to the business end of the situation.

meant that I was going in clear to my armpit, therefore I was standing right up against her hind end.

eral splatter as well. It appeared, by volume, that she hadn’t taken a leak for days.

During all this, Colin was standing on the outside of the chute, holding her tail over the top of a bar to keep it out of the way and handing me the boluses with his other hand. This was a training session, so I was explaining it all to him as I worked. I was just withdrawing my arm for more boluses when the dear old cow humped up and hosed me down. I was standing directly in the line of the torrent, so was wet from collarbone to boot tops. Because my arm was in the way, it sprayed around quite a bit, so, my face and neck received a lib-

But, this wasn’t my first rodeo, as they say, so I just kept working. Colin looked pretty serious about the situation and was quiet for a bit. Then, with the look that children wear when they really want the truth, he asked, “Mom... did you always want to be a cowboy?” I didn’t immediately answer, but finished the job at hand, peeled off the sleeve and stepped out of the chute. After I shut the side gate, I looked him in the eye and answered, “Yes, honey, it’s all I ever wanted to do.” H

I stepped into the squeeze chute behind her, and with an ob-sleeve on up to my shoulder, I slid my lubricated hand and arm into the dark, secret place that houses baby calves and smelly placentas. I worked some more of the placenta over the pelvic wall to help it gently pull itself loose by it’s own weight. Next, I needed to place uterine boluses in each horn of her uterus. She was a big cow, so by weight, I decided to put four in each side. That would require two boluses at a time being put in place, thus four more trips in and out of the cow’s delicate parts. I was taking my time and being gentle (women are very sympathetic to such issues) and had half the boluses inside. Due to her size, to reach the uterine horns winter Cattle Journal 2013 H Tri-State Livestock News

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Temperament Could Influence Reproductive Efficiency of Females By Loretta Sorensen

An excitable temperament can have a significant detrimental effect on the reproductive function of beef heifers and cows, regardless of the animal’s breed. Beef producers can minimize the effect of stress due to handling by evaluating each animal’s temperament score and managing them accordingly. Any improvement in the potential for heifers and cows to conceive means improved profit margins for producers. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has spent the past eight years researching just how and why temperament affects reproduction in beef cattle. His findings document that excitability not only deters conception in heifers and cows. It also affects development of an animal’s reproductive system. In January 2009, Reinaldo joined Oregon State University as an As-

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sistant Professor, and is currently stationed at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, OR. Dr. Cooke is the statewide beef cattle specialist, and leads an integrated research and extension program with the goal of providing feasible management alternatives to promote and enhance beef cattle production in the state and throughout the US. “I started researching how excitable temperaments affect reproduction while I was in graduate school,” Dr. Cooke said. “I found that there was no scientific data about how temperament and reproduction were related. That prompted me to pursue more information about the topic.” Scientific research has confirmed that excitability causes cattle to decrease feed intake in comparison to their calmer cohorts. For that reason, excitable

heifers and cows are at greater risk for nutritional deficiency than those with calmer temperaments. “Cattle with excitable temperaments also have altered metabolisms and portioning of nutrients in order to sustain the behavioral stress response,” Dr. Cooke explained. “That further decreases nutrient availability to support body functions. The result can be impaired reproduction in beef heifers and cows due to decreased nutritional balance.” It’s widely known that cattle that strongly respond to human interaction experience increased levels of cortisol and ACTH. Cortisol is especially disruptive to the physiological mechanisms that regulate reproduction in beef females including ovulation, conception and establishment of pregnancy. “Cows with calm temperament have reduced cortisol and greater blood concentrations of luteinizing hormone, the hormone required for establishment of puberty and ovulation,” Dr. Cooke said. “In my research, I was able

to document that beef heifers with calm temperaments reached puberty sooner than their temperamental cohorts. My research has

Studies have also documented that beef cattle temperament development is greatly affected within the four weeks following weaning. Temperament behaviors set during that time frame are not easily influenced as the animal matures. “To optimize management of heifers and cows, beef producers can evaluate the temperament of each animal, giving the animal a temperament score and then manage each one according to their score,” Dr. Cooke said. “Dr. Temple Grandin uses a chute score in her research that works well to assess how an animal responds to human handling. To assure that cattle are accurately evaluated, I recommend use of a chute score, exit score and pen score.”

Dr. Reinaldo Cooke also confirmed that Bosindicus and Bostaurus-influenced beef cows with excitable temperaments had reduced pregnancy rates compared to calm cohorts.”

Chute scores record how an animal responds to restraint. Scores range from a low response or score of 1 to extreme response and a score of 5. “Exit velocity can be expressed in actual speed measures of feet per second or on a scale of 1 to 5,” Dr. Cooke explained. “Pen scores

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are assigned in a similar manner, with a score of 1 meaning an animal in a pen is not alarmed or excited when a human is in their pen and a score of 5 meaning the evaluator may need to exit the pen to avoid contact with an aggressive animal.” Cattle raised in large numbers that experience little or no human contact in their first few months

of life are likely to be more temperamental than animals in small herds that were often too exposed to the presence of people. “You don’t have to spend a lot of time with cattle to positively influence their temperament,” Dr. Cooke said. “If you’re in the pen on a tractor, it’s as simple as getting off the tractor and walking around through the cattle for a

few minutes. That lets them know you’re not a threat and they don’t need to be afraid of your presence. You don’t want your cattle so domesticated that they become like a pet dog or cat. That can mean they’ll get beat up if they go to a feedlot and have to fight for bunk or pen space. An ideal temperament score would be between 2 and 3.”

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Temperament evaluation can be accomplished through simple observation. Dr. Cooke recommends use of several evaluation methods to obtain a true temperament assessment.

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“Excitable cattle may ‘freeze’ during restraint in a chute,” Dr. Cooke said. “Restrained techniques are typically safer to evaluators and cattle. They’re easier to conduct and to incorporate into common management procedures. Non-restrained techniques allow for assessing how cattle respond to humans when they’re free to move within the evaluation area. These techniques require additional equipment, labor and security measures.” Eye white percentage has recently been identified as a temperament determinant in cattle. It’s an indirect evaluation tool and adequate quantification of eye white exposed requires trained evaluators using equipment such as a digital camera, computer and special evaluation software. “Hair whorls have also been identified as an indication of tem-

perament,” Dr. Cooke said. “The hair whorl position is a phenotypic observation and an indirect assessment tool. Cattle with hair whorls above the eyes are typically more temperamental compared to cattle with hair whorls located either between or below the eyes. The reason for this is that genes determining hair whorl patterns are believed to be associated with behavioral traits.” Evaluating cattle for temperament can be used as a management decision tool to enhance overall safety and productivity of beef operations. Selecting the most effective evaluation tool is dependent on an operation’s management system, availability of labor and trained personnel as well as accessibility to specific equipment. “Taking the time to assess animal temperament will bring benefits to the reproductive performance and consequent productivity of beef animal operations,” Dr. Cooke concluded. H

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Ready or Not: Nutrigenomics is Changing the Beef Game By Amanda Radke

DNA is unique to each individual, or each beef cow, and it is a blueprint for whether a person has blue or green eyes or will determine if a cow will grade USDA Prime or Select. Genetics are how variations in specific genes influence a response to the environment, and the environment and diet in which a family lives in or a group of beef cattle are raised under determines how that DNA expresses itself. With this premise in mind, nutrition can help maximize the genetic expression of those cattle. This idea is called nutrigenomics and is the focus of Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company focused on natural scientific solutions to today’s biggest agriculture and food industry challenges. Nutrigenomics is the focus of Alltech’s team of researchers at the Center for Animal Nutrigenomics

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and Applied Animal Nutrition at the global headquarters in Nicholasville, KY. The first facility of its kind, the Center has produced exciting advancements in nutrigenomics, which studies the effect of nutrition on gene expression. According to Alltech, by analyzing how diet and health interact from one generation to the next and how nutrition affects an animal at the genetic level, we gain the ability to improve feed efficiency, growth rate and other important traits. “Our research on the genetic level will carry us forward into an exciting future providing untold insights into disease, nutrition and life itself,” said Kate Jacques, Alltech director of nutrition. “In the cattle business, nutrition has not kept pace with genetics; the time has come to close the gap. We need to meet the nutrient require-

“In the cattle business, nutrition has not kept pace with genetics; the time has come to close the gap.” Kate Jacques, Alltech director of nutrition, who spoke at the 2012 Alltech Global 500 in December in Lexington, KY. Photo by Amanda Radke

ments of our livestock while meeting maximum genetic potential.” One way to do that is through fetal programming, which is understanding how the intrauterine environment exerts on influence on the calf’s life. Using fetal programming, nutritional imprinting can be done through quality mineral and nutritional programs during gestation to imprint for a desired trait before the calf is even born. In turn, fetal programming can help increase yields and improve the quality of the beef, even before the calf hits the ground! “Can we use this concept to manipulate the development of muscle and fat and ultimately meat composition?” asks Jacques. “I think so. Fetal programming offers a sea of change in perspective on all aspects of cattle nutrition and diet. Genetic progress gives us better animals, but gene expression drives performance and profits. The nutrigenomics approach is key to narrowing the genetics and nutrition gap. Fetal programming and nutritional imprinting has the potential to redefine not just nutri-

ent requirements but the nature of those requirements. Will our feeding conventions need to change? We have much to learn, but nutrigenomics is certainly going to be a game-changer in animal production.” Bob Sand, CEO of The Beef Connection, LLC, located in Union, KY, agrees with Jacques. His company helps to use data and technology to build cattle that excel. “By collecting the genetics and genomics of cattle, I can better feed them and market them,” said Sand. “What kind of cattle are we going to need in the future? We did a feedlot study that helped to answer this question. The study looked at feed performance, carcass data, age-and-source verified information, and the ability to sort animals within feeding groups, producers sire groups, dam groups, etc. Once gathered, we can present this information to feedlots at the speed of commerce. However, after analyzing just about everything that we could, we realized that the one thing we were missing in the study is nu-

tritional data. But, how important could it really be?” Using nutrigenomics, The Beef Connection, LLC, can look at everything from genetics, to environment, to nutrition. “Then offers a more complete picture for us to look at,” added Sand. “Using this information gave us great results. We improved our feed conversion, lowered morbidity, improved average daily gains, improved quality and increased hot carcass weights. The increased return was $150-160 per cow-calf unit. This really adds up.” On the retail end of things, nutrigenomics could mean better beef and more of it, according to Karl Dawson, vice president and chief scientific officer of research for Alltech.

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This information can help better utilize resources, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the beef industry and lowering the environmental impact. “Nutrition is now a process to be controlled through the life of an animal, from conception to harvest,” said Dawson. “It can lower oxidation, improve moisture, decrease cholesterol and fat and improve meat quality.”

Using better supplementation to imprint for different traits in cattle, Dawson said there are five benefits. First, is using nutrition to program the gene expression associated with vitamin E, meaning an increased shelf life and improved nutritional profile in beef and dairy products. Second is the nutritional control of pathogens; with nutrigenomics, the beef industry can decrease levels of e. Coli in the manure and make beef safer. Third, is the use of enzymes to alter carcass characteristics, altering gene expression and improving the growth rates of fat and muscle tissue in the animal Fourth, using novel fermentation products such as algae, which is a way to add a healthy source of omega 3’s through DHA, increases the amount of antioxidants in the beef, improves meat color, enhances human health and decreases greenhouse gases. Fifth, Dawson explained that it can better program meat quality. “Fetal programming is an important time to influence gene expression,” said Dawson. “When the calf is a newborn, getting colostrum is another important time to influence the performance of that animal. These two critical times can alter the digestive pattern of the animal, enhance immunity and improve performance. Nutrigenomics is the interface between nutrition and genomics, and fetal programming can

change the nutritional requirements of the animal.” Nutrigenomics is the next step for cattlemen to step up their game, decrease their inputs and improve the performance of their livestock. A game-changer, this

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Necropsies Can be Useful By heather smith thomas

If an animal dies of unknown cause, it often pays to have your vet perform a necropsy. Another option is to collect a few samples and photos to send to your vet. Diagnosing the cause of death may be helpful, especially if a change in management could eliminate further deaths. Dr. Eugene Janzen (University of Calgary) says if it’s a calf with blocked gut from a hairball, or a cow that died of hardware you may merely have the satisfaction of knowing it’s not something contagious. “Post-mortem exams can help us know things at several levels. When dealing with respiratory disease, calf scours, etc., you need to know the cause – to try to prevent spread, or manage the problem in the rest of the herd. We try to figure out if a pathogen (and which one) is involved and

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whether you are using the correct antimicrobial,” he said. “There’s also a secondary level, if it’s a pathogen that might be spread to humans. For instance salmonellosis could pose a danger to your family – especially if you have young children and leave your dirty coveralls in the mudroom, or a small child comes to greet you at the door.” Salmonella can infect humans, especially children, elderly people, or anyone with compromised immune system. Proper diagnosis in this situation would be important for human health. “A third level might be country-wide. Sometimes it’s important to determine if it’s a disease that might affect other herds in the neighborhood or other parts of the country or other countries,” Janzen said.

Dr. Janzen performing a necropsy on a dead calf. Courtesy photo Dr. Janzen

“If a rancher has several animals that need treatment, he will probably ask for help. A veterinarian would do necropsies or examine as many animals (sick or dead) as necessary to determine the diagnosis and outline a course of action,” Janzen added. More challenging are the problems that are not so clear. The rancher may find a calf that died suddenly and doesn’t know if it’s something to worry about. Is it one calf out of 200, is it an odd case, or the start of an outbreak? If a cow aborts ahead of calving season, will this be the only one, or the beginning of an abortion storm? “In the past we encouraged producers to create a bank of information based on lab reports. Now we have them bank tissues – freezing those calves in an old granary or under a snowbank in

winter, to preserve them. If that’s the only one that dies, we don’t worry.” There may be no need for a necropsy.

camera. “The veterinarian has the producer dissect the calf and take pictures of body cavities and organs. These can be emailed or sent by phone to your vet. Instead of collecting dead animals you have photos on the computer.”

“Is it one calf out of 200, is it an odd case, or the start of an outbreak?”

“Most veterinarians and pathologists still want to smell the cadaver and feel the tissues, and argue that digital images are not as good. But images are much better than nothing, and can give clues – especially if the rancher is a long way from town. Several new technologies have also facilitated our ability to do long-distance diagnoses. If we’re looking at abortions or dead baby calves, we no longer need fresh tissues exclusively. We can do a lot with fixed tissues (preserved in formalin) using some of the new molecular tests that have been developed in the last 15 years,” he explained.

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“If others die, however, you’ll want to find out what’s happening, and you’ll have a group to examine,” he said. Another option is to take photos with a cell phone or digital

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“We’ve had some success figuring out abortions, using these tests. You can take the brain out of a rotten fetus that’s just been expelled, and make a diagnosis of neosporosis, for instance. Success rate with diagnosing abortions has increased significantly because of these tests. We don’t need fresh tissues, so a producer could collect a bank of material that could give vital information. If you dissected that fetus or dead animal, and put some of the tissues in formalin and took pictures as you did it, this would be very helpful,” Janzen said.

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Today, producers are often encouraged by their veterinarians to be in charge of some of these dissections and collections, using some of those new methods. “It’s not as cost-prohibitive if the rancher can supply some of the information,” he said. Today many people have cell phones with the ability to take photos. If you have 250 cows, one abortion is nothing to be concerned about, because it’s normal to have 1 or 2 percent of pregnant cows abort from a variety of causes. But if suddenly you have 5 abortions, and collect tissues and photos and

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present these to a pathologist, this can help in making a diagnosis. “One of the examples I use regarding importance of diagnosis is the FMD (foot and mouth disease) outbreak in 2001 in the UK. This disease percolated in the system for three weeks, silently spreading. Nobody knew it was there at first, and part of the reason was because the culture of James Herriot (where farmers called the veterinarian to look at any lame or sick animal) no longer exists. For many reasons, this no longer happens. If we had this disease in Canada or the U.S. for three weeks before

acting on it, the problem could be insurmountable. We would not be able to control it.” Dr. Robert Glock (Diagnostic Pathologist, Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Arizona) says that in many large cow-calf operations where cattle range over large pastures, producers may not find a dead animal soon enough to do a necropsy. When cattle are in smaller pastures, or more closely confined for calving, you have more opportunity to find the animal quickly, and may want to know if other

animals might be at risk in that confined area. In some situations, using whatever technology is available to convey images can be helpful – either from a necropsy done by the producer and sending images to the veterinarian, or the veterinarian doing the necropsy and sending images to the diagnostic lab for discussion. The producer may have an animal out in the field too far for the veterinarian to come immediately, and may be able to send images by cell phone.

“In a range situation I see value in a relationship between the veterinarian and the people on the scene,” said Glock. “A necropsy by one of the cowboys may produce valuable information, even just by extracting the lungs so they can be preserved – so the veterinarian can see them later. It’s not always convenient for a veterinarian to rush out to the range, but if the cowboy can get the lungs from the animal, to refrigerate or haul to the clinic, this may be helpful,” he explained. H

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ean Strong, Belle Fourche Livestock Auction (Belle Fourche, SD) owner said that by the end of October of this year, his auction market had already sold more head of cattle than they had in 2011. “Every business in this country’s affected, if it’s not this year, it will be next year, a drought gets everyone sooner or later. I don’t care what business you are in or whether it’s in town or the country. winter Cattle Journal 2013 H Tri-State Livestock News

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“Our staff is getting plenty of work this year, they’re really overworked, but next year we’ll have a lot of time to sit back and think about it,” says Strong. He added that it has become increasingly difficult in past years to find good help due mostly to the aging of ranchers as a whole. “There used to be a lot of young guys around looking for work, but there just aren’t anymore and we are always scratching around trying to find enough help.” The larger cattle numbers this fall accentuated that problem and added even more weight on the shoulders of those working in the salebarn.

do – causing yet another economic fallout due to the drought. Strong said those in his business have to save up through the good years in preparation for the tough ones. “That’s how ranchers operate and so do we. We won’t have near the numbers or near the income

“Whether we get rain or don’t, things will be slower next year. It will take a lot of time for this country to come back,” said Strong. He said that his barn will likely not employ as much part time help next year as they usually

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“This is the largest movement of cattle I’ve ever witnessed and it’s not something to be laughed at.”

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“Of course some soils come back quicker but no matter what the soil type, it will take some recovery time even if we get some good moisture,” said Strong. “Some guys are selling 50 head of old cows and buying back 25 younger bred cows or heifers. That probably makes sense. They have less numbers to feed, but they’re starting with some younger blood. If we would get some moisture, pairs will probably be really high, and hard to come by in the spring.” Strong also mentioned that the feeder cattle and fat markets could easily be higher next fall too, adding even more demand to the pair market in the spring…if the moisture comes. Strong reported that lighter calves are another effect of dry conditions. “We’re seeing a lot of our customers selling their calves two to four weeks earlier than

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usual plus the calves are lighter as a result of the drought, so their calf check might be less than they had planned for.” However Strong says the market may be stronger this year than last, which might make up some of the difference. He said some cows coming in from drought areas are thinner but many are still in good condition. “Fat always sells better so when we see these droughted out cattle in worse condition, they are worth less in total dollars, meaning less money going back to the rancher and less that he’s able to spend in the community.” Strong said that bred females as a whole are selling for around $200 to $400 less than last year but that the cull cow and bull market has remained stronger than usual for this time of year, particularly noteworthy due to the higher-than-usual-numbers coming through.

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Lynn Weishaar, auctioneer, Reva, SD, has called bids for cattle at Belle Fourche Livestock Auction for many years and sells cattle and horses across the country for some of the nation’s most prestigious seedstock producers. “The economic impact of this sellout is astounding - just in the month of October alone, we probably sold fifty million dollars worth of cattle here – a lot of that money is being dumped into the community right now. And it’s happening across the region – in Philip (SD), and auction markets everywhere. It

will help the communities now but there’s a drastic change coming. Most of these businesses don’t have any idea what’s taking place, they’re taking it for granted but they’ll be hit hard when this thing slows down – I’m talking about everyone from the auto dealerships to the dentist, from the cafes to the barbershops – they all see the most business on sale day and whether they like to admit it or not they rely on the ranchers who come to town. This is the largest movement of cattle I’ve ever witnessed and it’s not something to be laughed at. It affects everyone. A lot of these ranchers that have sold out are not young, and I don’t foresee them building their herds

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“I think the drought will affect everyone from the salebarn on – truckers, veterinarians, feedyards – the whole industry,” said Dr. Lynn Stadheim, the resident veterinarian for St. Onge, SD, and Belle Fourche, SD, auction markets.

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“I think the drought will affect everyone from the salebarn on – truckers, veterinarians, feedyards – the whole industry.” Dr. Lynn Stadheim

we should have a good fall market to look forward to. And that’s the bright spot, the market will be really good with these tighter supplies, But if it doesn’t rain we’ll be really busy in May, June and July and then next fall I’m thinking salebarns will be really quiet, we

killed at least part of the goose by sending all these cattle to town.’ Dr. Stadheim says that fewer cattle going to the salebarn means less work for him too. And even his “country work” – preg-testing and other jobs he does on site for ranchers – will be affected. “We’ll

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Checking brands has always been an important job, especially in the early years when ranchers gathered cattle off the open range and shipped them east.

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cracks, being sold along with someone else’s brand. “In early days, the Stockgrowers were granted authority from the stockers and packers to inspect cattle at open markets. Everything went on the railroad, back then – to Omaha, Chicago, Sioux Falls and the other big stockyards. In 1924 the Stockgrowers started sending brand inspectors to these

Jim Reed, Belle Fourche, SD, served the industry for many years as South Dakota's Chief Brand Inspector.

open markets,” Reed said. This was the only way to make sure that cattle being sold actually belonged to the person selling them. “They took a lot of strays out of those loads, back then. It was still open range and people ran steers out there and shipped them as 2or 3-year-olds. In 1942, the South Dakota legislature created brand inspection laws, which applied

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to everything west of the Missouri River,” he continued. This is the boundary between east and west – from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico – since traditionally it was open range country west of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Sale barns started showing up in South Dakota by the 1940s, since people were no longer shipping as many cattle east on the railroads. “In 1942 the state hired their first Chief Inspector and began inspecting all the cattle sold in western South Dakota. We used to return 600 to 800 strays each year,” explained Reed.

tor in 1960, when I got out of the Navy,” Reed said.

through those big markets,” he

He also worked as a Wyoming inspector in Torrington for 10 years. “They had a comprehensive program, looking at everything in the alleys at every sale barn and stock yard. We cleared them out by pen numbers. In South Dakota they just clear them out by name. I was the last brand inspector to be on an open market; I was at Sioux Falls for three years in the early 1970s, and then they moved me out here. That was quite a deal, inspecting all the cattle that went

Every state does it a little dif-

said. ferently, but there are inspectors in every region or county who look at every animal that is sold or moves across state lines. “Wyoming has a county-to-county inspection. You need an inspection to leave the brand area. You are also required to have a brand inspection when selling more than 5 head, just on change of ownership – even if you are just selling to your neighbor. By law you are

“Years ago, there was some brand inspection east of the Missouri River, but those counties had to vote to be included. Today, it’s just the western part of the state. The brand is still our only legal proof of ownership,” he said. “The Stockgrowers took care of brand inspection until 2008 and then the state Brand Board took it over. I worked as Chief Brand Inspector for the Stockgrowers from 1992 until 2008. I first went to work for them as a local inspec-

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supposed to have those animals inspected,” he explained. “Today South Dakota is talking about getting rid of horse inspection, but if we eliminate inspection for horses, we’re just one step closer to losing the whole thing. People are complaining that it costs too much to go look at one animal, but we often do that at a bull sale,” he said. It’s still the best way to make sure of proper ownership. “I remember one time at the Denver Stock Show an expensive horse was stolen, but they picked it up somewhere later because it was a branded horse. It’s an important program to keep. Years ago some people changed a few brands, and

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I’ve seen a brand worked over,” Reed said. But for the most part, a brand is still the best and most permanent way to prove ownership. There is a push to go to microchips and tags, but these can be more readily removed.

If someone wants to register a new brand, they send an application to the state brand board. They need to select a brand that is not already recorded, in a location on the animal that’s not already

taken. “Sometimes it takes several tries. It costs $50 to record a brand, and in South Dakota it must be renewed every five years,” he explained. H

Brand inspectors check every animal going through a sale or shipped from the ranch. “This is why they carry ropes and clippers and know how to use them,” he said. An ear tag can be lost or removed, but the brand is permanent proof. Having a brand, and brand inspectors, is like insurance. If you need it, it’s there.

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North Dakota’s oil boom isn’t bringing prosperity to everyone in the state. For Minot Livestock Auction partners Roger Sundsbak and George Bitz it could mean the end of their 11-year partnership in operating Northern Livestock Auction because the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad needs to expand their rail line. This means there’s no longer room for the livestock business on the railroad’s property. “Ever since the livestock business opened in the 1940s or early 1950s, this land has been leased from the railroad,” Sundsbak said. “We were notified in early October that the railroad needed to meet with us. We pretty well knew what that meant.” The auction facility sits on a hill overlooking the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Minot, in northwest North Dakota, has about 41,000 residents and is the state’s fourth largest city.

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For more than a century, BNSF has played an important role in North Dakota’s economy, serving as the state’s primary freight rail transporter. In years past, BNSF used the eight-acre site where the livestock business sits at it’s Minot yard. When recently increasing demand for rail traffic brought BNSF to the point

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capacity for handling empty oil cars. Construction of new tracks on the site will begin in spring 2013 and there will no longer be room for the livestock auction facility. Initially, Sundsbak and his partner were given until the end of January 2013 to remove their property from the site. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goerhing negotiated with BNSF to extend the move time to Mar. 15. However, that still doesn’t leave Sundsbak and Bitz much time to reorganize their business. “We have to construct a new facility,” Sundsbak says. “There’s nothing here that would accommodate a livestock auction sale. Because I’m 65 and George is 78, we’re not certain that a new facility is our best option. We’re working with a couple different entities to look at the possibility of obtaining a grant for a new facility. I’m not sure how long a grant application

Loss of the sale barn would result in hardships of several kinds for the business owners and the community. Other entities, like local trucking companies, rely on the functioning salebarn to provide them business. can take to complete. If we do obtain a grant, we still have a lot of work to do to secure contractors and develop a design. We need to work with environmental officials to ensure a new facility would comply with environmental regulations.” Cost of a new facility could be as much as $2 million. Sundsbak and Bitz have been approached by local land owners regarding possible relocation sites. “I still have the drive to do this kind of work,” Sundsbak says. “It’s not easy work, but it’s enjoyable. We feel a strong sense of loyalty to our customers who depend on us for marketing their cattle. At our age, George and I can’t go out and borrow a lot of

money like someone in their thirties would.” Loss of the sale barn would result in hardships of several kinds for the business owners and the community. Six full-time employees at the livestock auction would lose their jobs. The city would lose the revenue generated by the sale of as many as 62,000 head of cattle each year. “If the sale barn wasn’t here, it would also be a hardship for beef producers who bring their livestock here,” Sundsbak says. “A lot of our customers raise between 40 and 60 head of cattle so they often sell just a few animals. If they have to truck them another 60 to 100 miles that takes away from their profit as well as requires more of their time.”

Even larger beef producers often have just a few animals to bring to market, which brings them to Minot to complete other types of business, too. “When people bring cattle to the auction they usually eat or shop or do both while they’re here,” Sundsbak says. “We’re working with the Minot Economic Development Corporation to help determine what our options are. We are certainly open to having someone younger come in and set up a new facility and take over the business. Or maybe a group of ranchers would like to work together to keep the auction going. We’re looking at every opportunity that would keep the business in Minot.”

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“Whatever is left on the site when the railroad takes possession on March fifteenth becomes property of the railroad,” Sundsbak said. “They will remove the auction building.” In the meantime, Sundsbak and Bitz are working through the surprising change in their business operation and making every effort to determine the best possible direction for their future.

“It was kind of a shock when we received the news,” Sundsbak says. “We had seen rail traffic increasing here, but didn’t really consider that it could impact us so much. We’ll keep exploring our options. We’ll be happy to hear from anyone who might have an idea about what we could do to keep the auction available to livestock producers here. If it has to close down there will be a huge void for a lot of people.” H

Faith Livestock Auction, a thriving auction market located in Western South Dakota, moves cattle quickly through the ring as the auctioneer calls bids. Auction barns contribute directly to their local economies by employing auctioneers, yard help, office help and others. Local businesses benefit indirectly because the farmers and ranchers who sell cattle often stop in town to make purchases at the grocery store, eat at the café or fuel up at the gas station. The community as well as the livestock producers around Minot, ND, will feel the negative effects if they lose Northern Livestock Auction.

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28 Black Hills Stock Show Angus Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD JANUARY 28 Black Hills Gold Rush Cattle Genetics Sale, 7 Broken Arrow Angus Bull Sale, Harrison, NE Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD 7 Burchill Angus & Elston Lone Tree Ranch 28 Black Hills Stock Show Charolais Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 13 National Western Mile High Classic 29 Weigel Angus Ranch at the ranch, Kintrye, ND Red Angus Sale, Denver, CO 30 Black Hills Stock Show Hereford 14 Edge of the West Female Sale, Mandan, ND Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 15 Wager C/K Production Sale, Highmore, SD 31 Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 18 Urlacher Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Bowman, ND 31 Black Hills Stock Show Red Angus 18 Colorado Angus Assn. Foundation Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD Female Sale, Denver, CO 31 Black Hills Stock Show Shorthorn 19 Redland Angus Bull Sale, Buffalo, WY Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 19 Severance Diamond Charolais & Angus 31 Warner Ranch Shorthorns, Riverton, WY Sale at Kist’s Livestock, Mandan, ND 19 Knippling Herefords On Line Bull Sale, Gann Valley, SD 21 Miller Angus Ranch Sale at Kist’s Livestock, Mandan, ND 21 Van Newkirk Herefords 40th Annual Bull and Female Sale, at the Ranch, Oshkosh, NE 22 Ken Hass Angus Bull Sale, LaGrange, WY 22 McPherson Angus Sale, Philip Livestock Philip, SD 23 Sioux Empire Angus Show & Sale, Sioux Falls, SD 24 Sioux Empire Farm Show Hereford Show & Sale, Sioux Falls, SD 24 Marcy Cattle, 52nd Annual Angus Bull Sale, Gordon, NE 25 Mill Bar Angus Bull Sale, McCook, NE 25 Vandeberghe Flying V Angus Sale, Farmers Livestock, Bismarck, ND 25 Soriede Charolais Sale, Bowman, ND 26 21 Angus Ranch, at the Ranch, New England, ND 26 Joseph Angus Ranch Sale Valentine Livestock, Valentine, NE 26 Baldridge Bros. Angus Bull Sale, North Platte, NE 26 Sandage Angus Bull Sale, Sheridan Livestock, Rushville, NE 26 Jauer Dependable Genetics 36th Annual Angus Bred Female and Bull Sale, at the ranch in Hinton, IA 26 Double J Farms Bull Sale, Garretson, SD 26 Forster Farms Annual Bull Sale, Smithfield, NE 27 Triangle J Ranch Simmental and Angus Bull Sale, Miller, NE 27 Black Hills Stock Show Commercial Heifer Pen Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 28 Martin Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Ogallala, NE

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FEBRUARY 1 Maher Angus Ranch Sale at the Ranch, Morristown, SD   1 Spring Valley Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Burwell, NE 1 McConnell Angus Ranch Production Sale, Dix, NE 1 Black Hills Stock Show Limousin Show & Sale, Rapid City, SD 1 Black Hills Stock Show Maine Anjou Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 1 Baumgarten Herefords Sale, Belfield, ND 1 Dvorak Herefords, Lake Andes, SD 1 Hook Farms Production Sale, Tracy, MN 1 Lazy H3, A/H Cattle Sale, Veblen, SD 1 M&J Ranch Bull Sale, McCanna, ND 2 Upstream Hereford Ranch Bull Sale, Taylor, NE 2 Black Hills Stock Show Simmental Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 2 Black Hills Stock Show Chi-Influence Show and Sale, Rapid City, SD 2 Bartos Angus Production Sale, Verdigre, NE 2 LeRoy Boeckel Angus Ranch (Hazen, ND) Sale Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 2 Ellingson Angus Ranch Bull Sale at Martin Schaff Sale Facility, St. Anthony, ND 2 Klain Simmental Ranch Bull Sale, Turtle Lake, ND 2 Upstream Ranch Annual Production Sale, Taylor, NE 2 Stavick Simmentals King of the Range Bull Sale, Aberdeen, SD 2 Bull Selection Day, Eastern MT fairgrounds, Miles City, MT 3 Black Hills Buffalo Classic Sale during Black Hills Stock Show, Rapid City, SD

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3 E.D. Angus Ranch Private Treaty Bull Sale, Ashby, NE 3 Frey Angus and Red Angus Bull Sale at the Ranch Granville, ND 3 Trauernicht Simmentals Bull Sale, Beatrice, NE 4 Topp Herefords, Bismarck, ND 4 Windmill Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Haigler, NE 4 Mike Sitz Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Burwell, NE 4 Johnson Black Simmental Bull Sale, Bull Palace, Baker, MT 4 Robert Birklid, R Lazy B Charolias Bull Sale, Britton, SD 5 Watertown Farm Show Hereford Show & Sale, Watertown, SD 5 Watertown Farm Show Angus Show and Sale, Watertown, SD 5 Wicks Cattle, Sim. Angus, Annual Bull & Female Sale, at The Ponderosa, Richardton, ND 5 James Creek Simmentals Bull and Female Sale, Heaton, ND 6 Friedt Herefords Sale, Dickinson, ND 6 Beggers Diamond V Ranch Bull Sale, Wibaux, MT 6 South Dakota Showplace Charolais Show & Sale, Watertown, SD 7 Ridder Herefords annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Callaway, NE 7 Stroh Hereford Ranch Bull Sale, Dickinson, ND 7 Idland Cattle Company Bull Sale, Glendive, MT 8 Mohnen Angus Sale, at Farm, White Lake, SD 8 Honeyman Charolais Bull Sale, Bowman, ND 8 TNT Simmentals, Almont, ND 9 Bergers Herdmasters Bull Sale, North Platte, NE 9 Grass Lunning Simmentals Bull and Female Sale, LeRoy, MN 9 Bussmus Angus Production Sale, Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, SD 9 Baker Herefords, Kammerer Livestock and JBN Herefords Bull Sale, at Baker Hereford Ranch Sale Faciltiy, Rapid City, SD 9 Schaff Angus Valley Bull and Female Sale at the ranch, St. Anthony, ND 9 Stewart & Steffensen Charolais Bull Sale, Madison, SD 9 Kenner Simmental Ranch 17th Annaul Bull and Female Sale, Napoleon Livestock, Napoleon, ND 10 Mrnak Herefords Bull Sale, Bowman, ND 10 Sodak Angus Ranch Sale,at the Ranch, Reva, SD

10 Rydeen Farms Bull And Female Sale, Clearbrook, MN 10 Traxinger Private Treaty Bull Sale, Claremont, SD 11 Benda Simmentals, Kimball, SD 11 Logterman Herefords and Angus Bull Sale, Valentine, NE 11 Dakota Power Bull Sale, Valley City, ND 11 Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch Hereford Production Sale, at the ranch, Ree Heights, SD 11 Hart Farms, Frederick, SD 11 Felton Angus Bull Sale, Big Timber, MT 11 Carter Family Angus Bull Sale, Julesburg, CO 11 TK Angus Ranch Production Sale, at the ranch, Gordon, NE 11 Sletten Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Faith Livestock, Faith, SD 12 Thorson Herefords Bull Sale at Philip Livestock, Phillip, SD 12 Bata/Olafson Production Sale, Rugby, ND 12 Fairview Ranch Bull Sale, Melville, MT 12 Werning Cattle Co. Production Sale, Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, SD 12 Carlson Angus Ranch Sale at Stockman’s Livestock, Dickinson, ND 13 Sandpoint Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Lodgepole, NE 13 Wilkinson, C Diamond Ranch Bull Sale, Napoleon, ND 13 Sys Simmentals Production Sale, Douglas, ND 13 Spruce Hill Angus Ranch at Bowman Livestock, Bowman, ND 14 Booth’s Cherry Creek Ranch Bull Sale, Veteran, WY 14 Bichler/Johnson Annual Bull Sale, Linton, ND 14 Foos Angus Ranch Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle Fourche, SD 14 Lassle Simmental Sale, Glendive, MT 15 Blacktop Farms Angus & Hereford Bull Sale, Mitchell, SD 15 Hoffman Hereford Ranch Bull Sale, Thedford, NE 15 Roy Cranston Herefords 22nd Annual Bull Sale and Complete Cow Dispersion, St. Onge Livestock, St. Onge, SD 15 R & R Cattle Co. Annual Bull and Female Sale, Chamberlain Livestock Auction, Chamberlain, SD 16 Carmichael Herefords Sale, at the ranch, Meadow, SD 16 Powder River Angus Bull Sale, Buffalo, WY 16 Minert-Simonson Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Dunning, NE 16 Kappes Simmental & Angus Production Sale, Aberdeen, SD 16 Varilek Angus Ranch at the ranch, Geddes, SD 16 Wilkinson Ranch, DeSmet, SD 16 Ekstrum Simmentals, Kimball, SD 16 Reich Angus Ranch at the Ranch Zap, ND 16 Schiefelbein Angus Farms Sale, at the Farm, Kimball, MN

16 Nordlund Stock Farm at the farm, Clearbrook, MN 16 Ellingson Simmental Sale, Rugby, ND 16 Effertz Key Ranch 35th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, Mandan, ND 17 Peckenpaugh Angus Production Sale, Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, SD 17 Bruner Angus Ranch Sale, at the ranch, Drake, ND 17 Kline Simmentals Bull Sale, Hurdsfield, ND 18 Rausch Herefords Annual Bull & Heifer Sale, at the ranch, Hoven, SD 18 Tokach Angus Ranch Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 18 Koupal Angus Bull Sale, at the ranch, Dante, SD 18 Bulls of the Big Sky Bull Sale, Billings Livestock Commission, Billings, MT 19 Bar JZ Ranches Hereford and Limousin Bull Sale at Thomas Ranch Sale Facility, Holabird, SD 19 Coleman Angus/Trexler Angus Bull Sale, Missoula, MT 19 Douglas Booth Family Angus Bull Sale, Torrington, WY 19 Cedar Top Ranch Gelbvieh, Angus and Balancer Bull Sale, Burwell Livestock, Burwell, NE 19 Reppe Ranch Sale, SD Livestock Sales, Watertown, SD 19 Bina Charolais 18th Annual Powerhouse Bull Sale, Jamestown, ND 19 Gill Red Angus Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Timber Lake, SD 19 4th Annual Forgey & Graesser Angus Produciton Sale, Winner Livestock Auction, Winner, SD 20 Nebraska Cattlemans Classic Hereford Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 20 Slagle Angus Bull Sale, Sargent, NE 20 Hilltop Angus Ranch at the Ranch, Bowdle, SD 20 Barenthsen & Bullinger Red Angus 14th Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Powers Lake, ND 20 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Hereford Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 20 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Polled Hereford Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 20 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Red Angus Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 21 Olson Red Power Hereford and Red Angus Sale, Argusville, ND 21 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Angus Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 21 Dakota Classic/Elijah Ranch Bull Sale, Lisbon, ND 21 Whitestone-Krebs Bull Sale, Gordon, NE 21 Dale Sprunk & Jeremy Erdmann Joint Bull Sale, Lisbon, ND 21 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Charolais Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 21 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Simmental Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 21 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Royal Ice, Pen of 3 Heifer and Prospect Steer Sale, Kearney, NE

21 Whitestone-Krebs Bull Sale, at the ranch, Gordon, NE 22 Jamison Herefords Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Quinter, KS 22 Hyline Angus Bull Sale, Bozeman, MT 22 Gant Hereford and Angus Sale, Platte Livestock, Platte, SD 22 Peterson Angus Bull Sale at Sioux Falls Regional, Worthing, SD 22 Badlands Genetics Plus Red Angus Bull Sale, Stockmens Livestock, Dickinson, ND 22 Wieczorek Limousin 33rd Annual Bull Sale, Corsica, SD 22 Beitelspacher Ranch Angus & SimAngus Bull Sale at Mobridge Livestock, Mobridge, SD 22 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Limousin Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 22 Nebraska Cattlemens Classic Shorthorn & Shorthorn Plus Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 22 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Gelbvieh & Balancer Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 22 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Replacement Heifer Pen of 5 Sale, Kearney, NE 23 Profitmaker Bulls Sale, at the ranch, Paxton, NE 23 Minnesota State Simmental Sale, Rochester, MN 23 Johnson-Rose Angus Bull Sale, Mobridge Livestock Auction, Mobridge, SD 23 Brenner Angus & Red Angus Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 23 Bush Angus Sale at the Farm, Britton, SD 23 Kreth Angus & Hereford Sale at the Farm Mt Vernon, SD 23 Crump Red Angus Bull First Annual “A New Shade of Red” Sale, Buffalo Livestock, Buffalo, WY 23 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Maine Anjou/ Maine Tainer Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 23 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic ChiMaine & ChiAngus Show and Sale, Kearney, NE 23 Springer Simmentals Bull Sale, Decorah, IA 23 Hoiby Simmentals, McGreggor, ND 24 Carlson Angus at the Farm Theif River Falls, MN 24 Kal-Kota Ranch Bull Sale, Mandan, ND 25 Circle L Angus Bull Sale, Dillon, MT 25 Foxhoven Angus Bull Sale, Crofton, NE 25 Derner Angus Bull Sale, Bartlett, NE 25 Beastrom Gelbvieh Bull Sale, at the Ranch, Pierre, SD 25 Hart Farms at the Farm Frederick, SD 25 Rust Mountain View Ranch Ace in the Hole Sale, Turtle Lake, ND 26 Larson XL Simangus Bull Sale, Mandan, ND 26 Connelly Angus Bull Sale, Valier, MT 26 Haynes Cattle Co. Bull Sale, at Ogallala Livestock, Ogallala, NE 26 Deep Creek Angus Ranch Bull Sale at Philip Livestock, Philip, SD 26 Millar Angus Ranch Bull Sale at Philip Livestock, Philip, SD 26 Geppert’s Rock Creek Livestock Sale at Mitchell Livestock Mitchell, SD 27 TC Ranch Bull Sale, at the ranch, Franklin, NE

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27 Best of the West Red Angus Bull Sale, Stockmens Livestock, Dickinson, ND 27 Chestnut Angus Sale, at the Farm, Pipestone, MN 28 Van Dyke Angus Bull Sale, Manhattan, MT 28 Raven Angus Bull Sale at the Ranch, Colome, SD 28 Bear Mountain Angus and Charolais Bull Sale, Palisade, NE 28 Petersek’s Raven Angus Bull Sale, Colome, SD MARCH 1 Reminisce Angus Bull Sale, Dillon, MT 1 Carl Dethlefs and Sons Angus Bull Sale, Rockville, NE 1 Big Sky Big Genetics Sutherlin Farms Red Angus Sale, Stevensville, MT 1 Grandview Angus & Jessie Lewis Angus Sale at St Onge Livestock, St Onge, SD 1 Eichacker Simmental & JK Angus Bull Sale, Eichacher Sale Facility, Salem, SD 1 Cedarflo Angus Ranch, Hettinger, ND, Sale at Lemmon Livestock, Lemmon, SD 1 Sandmeier Charolais 32nd Anniversary Bull Sale, at the ranch, Bowdle, SD 2 Veltkamp Angus Bull Sale, Ramsey, MT 2 Ravine Creek Ranch Hereford Bull Sale, Huron, SD 2 Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale, Gordon, NE 2 Wilde Angus Ranch at the Ranch, Shevlin, MN 2 Lucky 7 Angus Sale, Riverton, WY 2 Tuhy Angus Bull Sale at Stockman’s Livestock, Dickinson, ND 2 Walsh Simmentals, Hubbard, NE 2 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus Sale at Mobridge Livestock, Mobridge, SD 2-3 Stangl Shorthorns Private Treaty Open Hourse Bull Sale, Noon, Java, SD; 605-285-6761 3 Spring Valley Angus at the Farm, LaMoure, ND 4 Mytty Angus Bull Sale, Florence, MT 4 Edgar Bros Rockham, SD Sale at Hub City Livestock Aberdeen, SD 4 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch Bull Sale, Huron, SD 4 Nagel Cattle Company, at the ranch, Springfield, SD 4 Arrowsmith Red Angus & Choat Cattle Co. Joint Production Sale, Burwell Livestock, Burwell, NE 4 Harrell Herefords Production Sale, Baker City, OR 4 Campbell Red Angus Production Sale 5 Apex Angus Bull Sale, Valier, MT 5 Schuette S & S Polled Herefords Sale, Guide Rock, NE 5 Jindra Angus Production Sale at Creighton Livestock Auction, Creighton, NE 5 Warner Beef Genetics Production Sale, Arapahoe, NE 5 LaGrand Scotchcap West at the Ranch Bison, SD 5 Ridl Angus Farms, Stockman’s Livestock, Dickinson, ND

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5 Doll Ranch Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 6 Ox Bow Ranch Bull Sale, at the ranch Wolf Creek, MT 6 Pederson Broken Heart Ranch Red Angus Production Sale, at the ranch, Firesteel, SD 6 Hall Ranch Angus Bull Sale, Bassett, NE 6 Bruns Angus, at the Farm, Madison, SD 7 Split Diamond Bull Sale, Dillon, MT 7 Fouss Angus Ranch Sale, at the Ranch, Draper, SD 7 Bieber Red Angus “Bieber Fever IV” Sale at the ranch, Leola, SD 8 Leland Red Angus Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Sidney, MT 8 Heuftle Red Angus Bull Sale, Cozad, NE 8 Flesch Angus Bull Sale, Shelby, MT 8 T Bone Angus Bull Sale at Shamrock Livestock, O’Neill, NE 9 Birdtail Ranch Angus Bull Sale, Great Falls, MT 9 Strawberry Ridge Red Angus Sale, Livingston, MT 9 Gonsior Simmentals Production Sale, Fullerton, NE 9 Lucky 7 Angus Bull Sale, Riverton, WY 9 Smith Farms Angus Bull Sale, Rushville, NE 9 Big Rok Angus Ranch at the Ranch, Detroit Lakes, MN 9 Northwest Select Simmental Sale, Stanley, ND 9 Fast Angus and Dohrmann Cattle Company Sale at Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 9 Muldoon Angus Aberdeen, SD Sale Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, SD 9 Lensegrav Hybrid Angus Bull Sale, Faith Livestock, Faith, SD 9 Valnes Red Angus Bull Sale, Aberdeen, SD 10 RBM Livesock Sale at the Farm Florence, SD 11 Pine Coulee Angus Bull Sale, Laurel, MT 11 Tegtmeier Polled Herefords, Burchard, NE 11 Schauer Angus Ranch at Faith Livestock Faith, SD 11 Holden Herefords Sale, Valley, MT 11 Keller Broken Heart Simmental Bull Sale at Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 12 Styles Angus Inc. Bull Sale, at the Farm Brentford, SD 12 MacDonald Ranches Salers and Optimiser Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 12 Cooper Herefords Sale, Willow Creek, MT 13 Sitz Angus Spring Bull Sale, Dillon, MT 13 Herbbert Charolais, Hyannis, NE 13 Vin-Mar Angus Bull Sale, Sheridan Livestock Auction, Rushville, NE 13 Heart River Red Angus & Open A Angus Bull Sale, Medora, ND 14 Harrison Land and Livestock Bull Sale, Belt, MT 14 Hall-Pokorny Red Angus Bull Sale, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, North Platte, NE 14 Mogck Angus Farm Tripp, SD Tripp Livestock Tripp, SD 14 Triple Play Bull Sale, Magness Livestock, Huron, SD

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15 Montana Performance Coop Sale, Columbus, MT 15 Blake Angus Sale at Northern Livestock, Minot, ND 15 Scherbenske Angus Ranch (Lehr, ND) Sale, Wishek Livestock, Wishek, ND 15 3C Christensen Ranch 42nd Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Wessinton, SD 15 Schott Limousin 30th Annual Bull Sale, Mobridge Livestock, Mobridge, SD 15 Gengenbach Simmentals Production Sale, Imperial, NE 16 South Montana Angus Bull Sale, Ramsey, MT 16 White Angus Ranch & Raymond Lee Angus Bull Sale, Bowman Livestock, Bowman, ND 16 Baxter Angus Farm & Wagner Herefords Bull Sale, Baxter Angus Farm, Rockham, SD 16 Pearson Cattle Co. 30th Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Lake City, SD 16 Wagner Herefords Bull Sale, at Baxter Angus Farm, Redfield, SD 17 Jallo Angus Ranch, at the Ranch Fordville, ND 18 Hawks Angus Bull Sale, Galta, MT 18 Van Beek Ranch Sale, Mobridge Livestock, Mobridge, SD 18 Becker Farms Angus Sale, Wordon, MT 19 Blevins Angus Bull Sale, Missoula, MT 19 Quirk Land & Cattle Production Sale, Hastings, NE 19 Moore Angus, at the Farm, Artesian, SD 19 Spring Valley/Open Gate Simmental Sale, Augusta, MT 19 Roberts Angus Sale at Farmers Livestock Bismarck, ND 19 Pine Creek Angus, Faith Livestock, Faith, SD 20 Stevenson Angus Bull Sale, Hobson, MT 20 Heartland Herefords Bull Sale, North Platte, NE 20 Wagonhammer Ranches Production Sale, Shamrock Livestock, O’Neill, NE 20 Eagle Pass Gelbvieh & Angus Sale at the ranch Highmore, SD 20 Perli Angus Annual Bull Sale, Rapid City, SD 21 Evenson Angus Sale at Lemmon Livestock, Lemmon, SD 21 Strohschein Angus 4th Annual Production Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle Fourche, SD 21 Harrison Land & Livestock Production Sale, at the ranch, Belt, MT 22 Wulf Limousin Bull Sale at the farm, Morris, MN 22 Vermilion Ranch Bull Sale, Billings, MT 22 Poss Angus Bull Sale, at Ericson/ Spalding Livestock, Ericson, NE 22 Schurrtop Angus & Charolais Bull Sale, at Tri State Livestock, McCook, NE 22 Leachman Cattle of Colorado Bull Sale, Wellington, CO 22 Roth Angus Sale at Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, SD 22 Lisco/M Diamond Bull Sale, Central Wyoming fairgrounds arena, Casper, WY

22 Strohschein Angus Production Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle, Fourche, SD 23 Croissant Red Angus Bull Sale at the ranch, Briggsdale, CO 23 Lund’s B Bar Angus Bull Sale, Baker, MT 23 Sinclair Cattle Company Bull Sale, Buffalo, WY 23 Connealy Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Whitman, NE 23 Mt Rushmore Angus Ranch At the Ranch, Hermosa, SD 23 Schaefer ChiAngus Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 23 Tesch & Sons Angus Production Sale, Watertown, SD 24 Hanneken Angus Bull Sale, Pierz, MN 25 Larson Ranch Angus Bull Sale, Forsyth, MT 25 Rishel Angus Bull Sale, North Platte, NE 25 Amdahl Angus Ranch Bull Sale at Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, SD 25 Iron Mountain Cattle Company Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock Belle, Fourche, SD 25 Sandhills Red Select Red Angus Bull Sale, Valetine Livestock, Valentine, NE 26 Wheeler Mountain Angus Bull Sale, Whitehall, MT 26 Frenzen Polled Herefords and Blue Berry Hill Herefords Bull Sale, Fullerton, NE 26 Littau Angus Ranch at the ranch Carter, SD 26 Lodoen Cattle and Huber EY Red Angus Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 27 Nebraksa Bull Test Sale, Broken Bow, NE 27 McCumber Angus Ranch Sale at the Ranch, Rolette, ND 27 Rossow Angus Ranch Sale Herreid Livestock, Herreid, SD 27 Randy Schmidt Charolais Bull Sale, Sheridan Livestock, Rushville, NE 28 Schuler Red Angus Production Sale, at the ranch, Bridgeport, NE 28 Mushrush Red Angus Bull Sale, Storng City, KS 28 Gartner-Denowh Angus Bull Sale, Sidney, MT 28 Jones – Stewart Ranch Bull Sale, Benkelman, NE 28 Lau Angus Sale, Corsica, SD 29 Math Farms Bull Sale, Whitewater, MT 29 Pieper Red Angus, at the ranch, Hay Springs, NE 29 Smith Ranch Bull Sale, Bassett, NE 29 Dikoff Ranch Bull Sale, at the Ranch, Onaka, SD 29 Brozik Angus Production Sale, Winner Livestock, Winner, SD 29 Stipe Charolais & Angus Sale, Charlo, MT 30 Mertens Cattle Co. Sale, SD Livestock Sales, Watertown, SD APRIL 1 Gollaher Ranch Bull Sale, Cascade, MT 1 Hinman Angus Bull Sale, Malta, MT 1 Delaney Herefords and Atkins Herefords Bull Sale, Lake Benton, MN 1 Miller Angus Sale, Presho Livestock, Presho, SD 2 Rollin Rock Angus Bull Sale, Sidney, NE

2 Daiger Angus Bull Sale, North Platte, NE 2 Slovek Angus Ranch Sale Philip Livestock, Philip, SD 2 Wiesbeck Red Angus Bull Sale, Herried Livestock, Herried, SD 3 Peak Dot Angus Bull Sale, Wood Mountain, Sask, Canada 3 Nissen Angus Bull Sale, Chinook, MT 3 Black Ranches-Nine Irons Seedstock Bull Sale, Antioch, NE 3 Schelske Angus Sale, Magness Livestock, Huron, SD 4 Arntzen Angus Bull Sale, Hilger, MT 4 A & B Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Bassett, NE 4 Fox Angus Farms Sale, SD Livestock Barn, Watertown, SD 5 Midland Bull Test Angus Sale, Columbus, MT 5 SDSU Production Sale, Brookings,, SD 5 Dethlefs-Treffer Angus Bull Sale, Loup City, NE 5 TLC Ranch Tom Vetsch Sale, at the Farm, Hazelton, ND 5 Edge of the West Simmental Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 5 Roster Charolais Bull Sale, Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, SD 6 Wyoming Classic Bull Sale, Buffalo, WY 6 Kraye Angus Bull Sale, Mullen, NE 6 Brooks Chalky Butte Angus Ranch Sale, Bowman Livestock, Bowman, ND 6 DeBrucker Charolias 29th Annual Sale at Western Livestock, Great Falls, MT 6 Aufforth Northern Plains Simmentals Bull Sale, Mandan, ND 6 Gentlemen of the Northlands Bull Sale, Fergus Falls, MN 7 J&J Sonstebo Angus Sale at, SD Livestock Sales, Watertown, SD 8 Treasure Bull Test Sale, Great Falls, MT 8 Bakers LEMAR Angus Ranch Sale, St Onge Livestock St Onge, SD 8 Eggleston Charolais, Bales Continental Commission, Huron, SD 8 JR Auforth Simmental Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 9 Hilltop Angus Bull Sale, Lewistown, MT 9 Thomas Ranch Angus, Red Angus & Charolais Sale, at the Ranch, Harrold, SD 9 Oakwater/Rocking Arrow Charolais Bull Sale, Valentine Livestock, Valentine, NE 9 Beckton Red Angus Bull Sale, Sheridan, WY 10 Pass Creek Angus Bull Sale, Wyola, MT 10 Bar JV Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Sidney, MT 10 Trask Angus Ranch (Wasta, SD) and Peterson Angus (Rapid City, SD) Sale, Philip Livestock, Philip, SD 10 Cotton/Doyle/Hyland Angus Sale, Madison, SD 11 Northern Premier Angus Bull Sale, Chinook, MT 11 Reich Charolais Bull Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle Fourche, SD 11 Barstow Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Springview, NE 11 Josephson Angus/Haugen Cattle Co at Kist Livestock Mandan, ND

12 Regency Acres Bull Sale, Sidney, MT 12 Mogck & Sons Angus at the Farm Olivet, SD 12 Bar 69 Ranch Craig & Deb Kukuchka (Belle Fourche, SD), St Onge Livestock, St Onge, SD 12 Red Western Red Angus Bull Sale, Crawford Livestock, Crawford, NE 12 Right for the Times 5L Red Angus Sale, Sheridan, MT 13 Thorstenson Herefords Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Selby, SD 13 Nelson Angus Ranch Sale, at the Ranch, Carpenter, SD 13 Scott Wieseler Angus Sale, Miller Livestock, Miller, SD 13 TNT Angus & Hereford Bull Sale, Lake Region Livestock, Devils Lake, ND 13 Washburn Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Sitting Bull Livestock Auction, Williston, ND 13 Rom’n Limousin, Madison, SD 13 Brant Farms Annual Production Sale, Hinckley, MN 13 Hebbert Charolais 31st Annual Bull Sale, Hyannis, NE 13 Rambour Charolais 35th Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Sidney, MT 13 Sonstegard Red Angus Spring Bull Sale, at the farm, Montevideo, MN 14 Lehrkamp Livestock Production Sale, at the ranch, Rapid, City, SD 15 Medicine Rock Angus Bull Sale, Bowman, ND 15 Jorgenson Angus Farm Bull Sale, Winner Livestock, Winner, SD 15 Nelson Angus Ranch Sale, Sitting Bull Livestock, Williston, ND 16 Cheyenne Charolais Bull Sale, Philip Livestock, Philip, SD 16 Jennaway Angus Bull Sale, Melstone, MT 16 Diamond J Ranch Angus Bull Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND 17 Milk River Angus Bull Test Sale, Chinook, MT 17 Jared Benson/Justin Green Angus Bull Sale, Stockmens Livestock, Dickinson, ND 18 Big Dry Angus Bull Sale, Glasgow, MT 18 De Vries Angus Sale, at the ranch, Cavour, SD 18 Ponca Creek Cattle Co Sale, at the Ranch Bonesteel, SD 19 Reisig Cattle Company Bull Sale, Hardin, MT 19 Pine Creek Angus Ranch Sale, Faith Livestock, Faith, SD 19 DeGrand Angus Annual Bull Sale, Baker, MT 20 Stuber Ranch Herefords Sale, at the ranch, Bowman, ND 20 Lindskov & Thiel Ranch Charolais and Angus Bull Sale, at the Ranch, Isabel, SD 20 Don Miller Angus Famrs Bull Sale, Bales Livestock, Huron, SD editor’s note: for more complete listing of ag sales and events, visit www.tsln.com

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• NAPOLEON, ND

• MANDAN, ND

NAPOLEON LIVESTOCK

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701-754-2216

ND’s #1 YEARLING MARKET

Serving the Cattle Industry since 1939

Regular Cattle Sale Every Thursday Monthly Cow Sales Through April Large Yearling Runs: Aug.-Sept. 40,000 Feeder Cattle Sold Jan.-Apr. Ray Erbele: 701-424-3307 Jim Bitz: 701-754-2404 Paul Bitz: 701-754-2440 George Bitz: 701-754-2857 For Market Reports & Upcoming Consignments. Check out our website: napoleonlivestock.com

• BELLE FOURCHE, SD

BELLE FOURCHE LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

“In Our 3rd Generation”

Toll-Free in North Dakota 800-732-1163

Regular Sales Every Wednesday Horse & Dairy Sales Last Saturday of Each Month • LEMMON, SD

LEMMON LIVESTOCK INC. 605-374-3877 800-822-8853

Sale Barn: 605-892-2655 Dean Strong, Owner 605-642-2868

• Regular Sales Every Wednesday

Brett Loughlin 605-210-0615 Ray Pepin 605-210-0617

• Special Sales as Advertised

K.P. Stevens, MT 406-784-2459

Contact:

Mike Greenough 307-620-2597 Joe Vodicka 307-351-2024

Paul Huffman, Owner/Mgr. 605-374-5675 605-645-2493 Chad Hetzel, Asst. Mgr. 701-376-3748 Clint Ehret, Baker Field Rep. 406-778-3282 or 406-772-5522

• FAITH, SD

• DICKINSON, ND

STOCKMENS LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

Regular Sales on Monday Wed. Sheep Sales in Season Phone 605-967-2200 Gary Vance........605-967-2162 Scott Vance.....605-739-5501 Cell: 605-484-7127 Max Louglin..605-244-5990 www.faithlivestock.com e-mail: flc@faithsd.com

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Regular Cattle Sales - Every Thursday Selling All Classes of Cattle Special Feeder Cattle Sales - Tuesday • Nov-May Bred Cows Hfrs & Cow/Calf Pairs - Thursday Other Special Sales as Advertised

Manager - Bill & Fred Kist 701-663-9573

REGULAR CATTLE SALES THURSDAY

Craig Deveraux 307-746-2317

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Selling Thursdays 701-225-8156 800-472-2667 (ND & MT only)

“For the Best in NorthernGrown Feeder Cattle” All Fresh Rancher-Consigned Cattle Being Weighed On Computerized Ring Scale

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P.O. Box 290

St. Onge, SD 57779

Sheep Sell Every Thursday • Newell, SD 605-456-2348 • 800-409-4149

Cattle Sell Every Friday • St. Onge, SD 605-642-2200 • 800-249-1995

Barney Barnes - Sheep Yards Mgr. Justin Tupper - Cattle Yards Mg. & Auctioneer: 605-456-2582 605-680-0259 • 605-722-6323 Gilbert Wood - Fieldman/Auctioneer: 605-456-2400

Brooke Tupper - Off. Mgr.: 605-642-2200

Fieldman: Tim Tetrault: 605-641-0328 • Ron Frame: 605-641-0229 Randy Curtis: 605-639-0112 • Adam Besler: 605-431-5741 • PHILIP, SD

Philip Livestock Auction

Owner: Thor Roseth Philip, SD: 605-685-5826 Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar: Reva, SD 605-866-4670 Dan Piroutek: Milesville, SD 605-544-3316

Office: 605-859-2577

Fieldmen: Billy Markwed ~ Midland, SD: 605-567-3385 Jeff Long ~ Red Owl, SD: 605-985-5486 Bob Anderson ~ Sturgis, SD: 605-347-0151 Baxter Anders ~ Wasta, SD: 605-685-4862

• VALENTINE, NE

VALENTINE LIVESTOCK AUCTION CO.

Cattle Sales on Thursday Special Feeder Sales Fall, Winter & Spring Greg Arendt, Mgr. 402-376-3611 • 800-682-4874 www.valentinelivestock.net Internet & Private Placements Available

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• GLASGOW, MT

GLASGOW STOCKYARDS, INC.

P.O. Box 129 • Glasgow, MT 59230 (406) 228-9306 E-mail: gsi@nemont.net www.glasgowstockyards.com Linda & Mark Nielsen, Owners Iva Murch, Manager Field Representatives Dean Barnes: 406-263-1175 Ed Hinton: 406-893-4462 Representatives for Northern Livestock Video Auction Sale Day Every Thursday

Call today to list your Sale Barn in the Tri-State Livestock News

1-877-347-9100 • FT. PIERRE, SD FT.

PIERRE LIVESTOCK AUCTION, INC. Cattle Every Friday

Computerized Ring Scale Special Sales as Advertised

800-280-7210

Sale Barn: 605-223-2576

Dennis Hanson: 605-223-2575 Willie Cowan: 605-224-5796 Jack Carr: 605-259-3613 Brian Hanson: 605-280-1283 Chad Heezen: 605-870-0697 • KIMBALL, SD

KIMBALL LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE Selling Fat Cattle the Auction Way

605-778-6211 • 800-859-2346 Cattle Sell Every Tuesday

OWNER: Wayne Tupper 605-778-8211 Eddie Houska: 605-234-5633 • (C): 605-680-0666 Dick Deffenbaugh: 605-680-1324 Check out our website at: www.wesellcattle.com

• GORDON, NE

• BOWMAN, ND

BOWMAN AUCTION MARKET P.O. Box 58 Bowman, ND 58623 877-211-0600 Regular Sale Every Monday

Marketing Cattle, Horses, Sheep & Hogs Harry Kerr, Mgr. 701-523-5922 701-523-5666 (h) Wayne Miller Field Rep 701-523-6885

• RUSHVILLE, NE

Sheridan Livestock Auction CO., Inc. Regular Sales Wednesday Office (308) 327-2406

Horse Sales Every Month As Advertised Hogs Sell at 9:30 a.m. Weigh-ups & Bulls Sell at 11:00 a.m. Stock Cattle Sell at 1:00 p.m. Owner: Dan Otte Fieldmen: Wayde Bolden, Kirk Otte Link Thompson • Galen Voss

• TORRINGTON, WY

Dick Minor 308-282-2655 • 308-360-0427 www.gordonlivestock.com

Regular Cattle Sales Tuesday Special Feeder Sales In Season Horse Sales As Advertised Home of Frontier Stockyards www.frontierstockyards.com

Office • 406-234-1790 800-755-5177 Bart Meged • 406-421-5377 Cell 406-951-3005 Rob Fraser • 406-234-2066 Cell 406-853-2066 www.milescitylivestock.com

• CRAWFORD, NE

Sales Every Friday Office: 308-665-2220 Fax: 308-665-2224

Toll Free: 866-665-2220

Horse Sales As Advertised Owners: Jack & Laurel Hunter: 308-665-1402 • Cell: 308-430-9108

www.crawfordlivestock.com e-mail: clm@crawfordlivestock.com

HERREID LIVESTOCK MARKET

All Classes – Every Friday Yearlings & Calves – Wednesday Bred Cow Specials Go to www.torringtonlivestock.com for current listings, sale schedules & results

Shawn Madden 307-532-1575 Lex Madden – 307-532-1580

PLATTE

LIVESTOCK MARKET

800-337-2655 Cattle Sale Each Wednesday Feeder Pigs Monday 12:30 pm Butcher Hogs Monday 1:00 pm Sheep Sales Every Monday 1:30 pm Co-Owners: Scott Kirsch, Sheep & Cattle Rep. 605-337-2616 Marshall Ringling, Sheep & Cattle Rep. 605-243-2328 Alvie Timmermans, Auct. & Mkt. Rep. 605-243-2235 John Dean: (C) 605-680-1972

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6 Tips for Success in Agriculture from the Alltech Owner, CEO By Amanda Radke

More than 700 dairy and cattle producers from all over the world traveled to Lexington, KY, at the end of 2012 for the Alltech Global 500, an international conference aimed at helping farmers and ranchers be more successful by improving their efficiencies to help feed a growing planet.

dance to be successful; here’s a round-up of his advice. “I must admit, I’m not a farmer. I’ve never milked a cow before in my life. But, I must say farmers are every day heroes,” said Pearse Lyons, Alltech. “Alltech is here to help farmers. We want to bring solutions to you. I’m going to challenge you at this conference.”

Kicking off the event was Pearse Lyons, CEO and Encouraging owner of Alltech. Pearse Lyons, conference attendHis inspirational CEO and owner ees to grab a pencil words set the stage of Alltech and paper, Lyons for the rest of the continued. “I’m event, where topics of conversa- going to challenge you with a tion ranged from feeding cattle number of things, and I want you algae to using social media. Lyons to write them down. Why? If you offered six tips to those in atten- think it, you should ink it. If you

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write it down, you are much more likely to make it happen. First, what is your dream? Second, do you dare? If you don’t dare to get up and do something different, it won’t happen. Third, you have to have the desire to make it happen. Fourth, just decide to do it; get going. Finally, the definition of genius is 98 percent perspiration and 2 percent inspiration. You have to be dedicated to make it happen.” With these inspirational musings, Lyons asked attendees why so many farmers and ranchers are struggling. “Why do you continue to lose money?” he asked. “Why are you stuck in the past? Do you drop feed additives when the going gets tough? That’s when you need them! Who owns your animals? You or the nutritionist? Do you accept high commodity prices and not change to alternative raw materials?” Lyons used the example of dairy products versus Coca-Cola, citing that the healthy beverage isn’t getting near the dollars like a bubbly can of soda does.

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Industry “Coca-Cola gets $4.39 per gallon versus $2.69 per gallon for milk,” he explained. “Our industry needs to learn how to brand. Why are folks paying more for Coke – a product that will guarantee you are taking insulin by the time you are 50 – instead of a healthy drink like milk? Are you happy with the total non-control over the events? Are you happy with your perception by the consumer that you are an animal and environmental abuser? Remember, you’re losing money, and the consumer also thinks you are abusing your animals. To be successful, you must adapt, have curiosity and take charge.”

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Industry To take charge, Lyons urged producers to keep these six tips in mind: Rule #1

“Start with your land and improve upon it,” he said. “Harvesting over a half ton of grain per acre creates a value of $200 per acre. The rest of the story is the grain and silage is better.” Rule #2

“Understand the rumen,” he added. “The rumen is simply a fermenter, and we have to stabilize it. We produce yeast and bacteria in a fermenter. You cannot afford to mess around with your fermenter. A walking fermenter, like a cow, is a fermenter which is unstable. We overlook the fact that your fermenter is

 

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unstable. Because they have a fermenter inside called the rumen, which is there to remove oxygen, sugars (glucose) and balance the pH or acidity.” Lyons said if producers can better manage the rumen, they can dramatically improve feed efficiency, growth and the health of their livestock. Rule #3

“Feed the rumen nitrogen and carbohydrates.” Rule #4

“Focus on fertility. Add DHA. It’s important for embryonic development,” said Lyons. Much of the Alltech Global 500 focused on Alltech’s algae plant

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Industry and their DHA products, which can aid cattle in fertility and overall health. Rule #5

“Watch out for mycotoxins, particularly in a drought year like this one, where they are more likely to be present in silage. Due to the drought, the danger of mycotoxins is at an all-time high.” he said. Rule #6

“Only feed your minerals in the Bioplex form,” he finished. The Alltech Global 500 covered everything from building the perfect steak and creating a trustworthy brand with consumers, to improving calves’ per-

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An Update on New AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines By Amanda Radke

No matter what sector of the beef industry you’re a part of – cow-calf, stocker, feeder, packer, retailer – each sector is working toward producing an end-product – beef. Ultimately, respecting the life of the animal and offering a humane death is the right thing to do. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers guidelines for veterinarians and livestock industry professionals on animal handling and welfare topics, including euthanasia. Recently, AVMA released an update on those guidelines, and Gail Golab, PhD, AVMA Animal Welfare Division director, explained the details. “Animal welfare is really not all that complicated,” she said. “Most things fit into three areas of consideration for consumers. In general, the public doesn’t like one, when you put animals in boxes

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or restrain them; two, when you cut things off without pain management, and three, when you kill animals.” AVMA has a collection of more than 60 documents specifically dealing with animal welfare. These guidelines are used by veterinarians but also become tools for other beef industry professionals as they set their own protocols. “One of the most important documents we have is our guidelines on killing animals and euthanasia,” Golab said. “The first edition was created in 1963, and now, in 2012, this is the eighth edition. It’s based on peer review literature, new research and empirical data to help us make recommendations. It’s a living document, so it’s continually improving with a mechanism for regular updates.” The AVMA goal is to assist veterinarians with professional

judgement, and this document helps to accomplish just that. “This document is intended to serve as guidance for veterinarians in exercising their professional judgment in the application of euthanasia,” she explained. “It wasn’t intended for anyone else but veterinarians, but because of the importance of the document, it’s been added into guidelines and rules for packers, feeders and other livestock professionals.” Outlining the guidelines of euthanasia criteria, the document provides rationale for selecting

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“For cattle, barbiturates and barbituric acid derivatives provide a smooth transition from consciousness to unconsciousness and death,” she said. “Challenges of this method included cost – particularly for large numbers of

animals, administration requires restraint, a veterinarian must be involved and the removal of animal is difficult because of drug residues.” Another option is gunshot, which, “works well depending on how well you choose your firearm and how well your aim is,” she said. “The heavier the bullet and greater the velocity, means the greater the muzzle energy. Only use solid-point bullets, not hollow bullets. Always have a second bullet handy to be used immediately if necessary.” A third acceptable method is using a penetrating captive bolt. “Captive bolt requires good restraint of the head,” she said. “The muzzle of the gun must be flush with the skull. Adjunctive method to ensure death is required, but extended bolts may allow as sole method. Don’t use the poll for cattle as it doesn’t always end up in the brain; sometimes it ends up in the spinal cord.” Veterinarians may also use an IV administration of potassium chloride or magnesium sulfate, but only if the animal is already unconscious . “Unacceptable methods – for both cows and calves – is manually applied blunt force trauma, injection of disinfectants, air injection into a vein, electrocution, drowning or exsanguination of

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Livin’ Life & Lovin’ Herefords

The John Grassel Story:

a Lifetime of Hereford Cattle

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“We’ve had quite a life, we’ve met some of the best people in the world,” says John Grassel. “There are very few bad ones out there, but they’re pretty easy to sort off,” he laughs. John and Arlene Grassel, Artesian, SD, raised some of the Midwest’s best Hereford cattle since 1947. They sold the last of their cows and moved to Mitchell, SD, in 2011, and sadly Arlene died this past August. John enjoys the company of others from his generation, but misses home. “I don’t have a cow and I don’t have a horse,” he says. “This captivity thing isn’t a lot of fun. Two or three times a day I get cabin fever and wish I was back on the ranch.” John loves his family, he loves life. And he really loves good Hereford cattle. “My favorite col-

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ors are red and white on green, a Hereford cow and calf out on green grass,” tells John. John acquired a wife and his first registered Hereford cattle in 1947. He purchased six heifers of Fairfax breeding from a widow near DeSmet, SD. “We got a bull from Hill Brothers near Alexan-

According to a neighbor and customer, Grassel cattle are fertile and long-lived.

dria, SD, and we were in business. John says he worked for a veterinarian to help pay the bills while he was building his cow-

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herd, which gave him the chance to see a lot of local cattle. “One day, Doc called me up and wanted me to help him. We were going to castrate colts. I showed up with my rope and asked doc what I should do. He replied ‘I thought I’d let you do the cutting since you do it standing up.’ After that I had a steady job whenever I could get away from home.” On another trip, John and the vet stopped at Joe Schlim’s farm near Howard, SD, “That is the day I saw the most beautiful beast, I’d never seen one like him. He had a silky haircoat, and was so gentle I could just walk right up to him. He was a Battle Pioneer 14th and I bought a son out of him,” said John. The herd bull originated with the Bones Hereford operation from Parker, SD.

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Producers But then there was something even better. “The one that really turned me loose was a bull that I found near Lusk, WY, on the Hunter Ranch. He was JD 27, a real line bred (Real Prince Domino) bull, top and bottom. “I got into the Hereford business a little deeper once I got ahold of him. I sold some semen to a gentleman in New Jersey, he sold some to a breeder in Georgia, that helped me pay for the bull,” says John. John and Arlene sold their first registered bull in the spring of 1950 for $500. Soon afterward,

Arlene in 1948 with a Hereford bull.

the production sales started; for 25 years, John held an annual bull sale. First in DeSmet, SD, then in 1966, he moved the bull sale home where they sold 60-70 bulls and usually 30 females each year.

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“Most of my business was local. People would come and look through the herd, like what they saw, and buy something,” he says. Sounds simple. And life was for many years. “The only way our operation worked was to have the entire family working together. One daughter fed the bulls and another daughter fed

the heifers. Arlene worked right with me every day. Everybody knew what was going on, and we all just did what needed to be done.” The type of cattle changed continually says John. “When I first got into it, they had those

“Arlene worked right with me every day. Everybody knew what was going on, and we all just did what needed to be done.” little doll-faced Herefords, a full grown cow never got over 900 pounds. I didn’t get ahold of that type because I couldn’t afford it.” John says it turned out for the best because those cattle weren’t profitable and quickly went out of vogue.

John and Arlene together in 1985.

John said there were mistakes made along the way. “We thought we were really getting into something great, and all of the sudden we had gotten into dwarfism.” The industry battled the problem for years. “We didn’t get into that very far before we got out. Some of the big boys, it knocked them clear out.” John said as soon as he realized what was going on, he sold every dwarf and every line that had produced one. “I had about two generations and I just got rid of all that. I went on with the clean pedigrees. That’s when the Real winter Cattle Journal 2013 H Tri-State Livestock News

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Producers Prince Domino line took ahold for me.” The bloodline was free of dwarfism genes. After a half century of raising Hereford cattle, the harsh winter of 1996-1997 convinced John it was time to slow down, and he scheduled a dispersion for September of 1997. “It was a hard decision. The cows were more than good to us. They bought the land and paid for it. I hope they all found good homes.” Although John and Arlene sold most of their foundation “John was always a good stockman. He had herd, they couldn’t let them all the ability to make cattle – the right bulls, go. They maintained a small herd of registered cows until February the right cows – he’d come up with a good 2011. product that people wanted to buy.” Art Handel, Rapid City, SD, managed the dispersal sale. “The cattle sold into seven states at an

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Art to “run up” the tables that were auctioned off to in order to support the juniors. “John and I would laugh and we’d run those tables higher than high,” recalls Handel. “Sometimes we’d end up buying one for $500 and John would pull out his checkbook and write a check, it didn’t bother him a bit. He loved doing things like that. And Arlene would just sit and smile about it all.” John donated his hat to be auctioned off annually, a “traveling trophy” of sorts. “I bought it one year and the thing went 60,000 miles with me,” says Art. “John thought that was great.”

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Harley Zens, Canova, SD, a friend and customer since the 1970s, traveled to bull salesand other events with John and Arlene. “I remember going with them to the Flint Hills Ranch dispersion in Eureka, Kansas in the 70s, where we helped work the sale,” says Harley. “It was 108 degrees and dirty, there was a ringy cow coming through, and the auctioneer shouted to the us to keep her moving. John was quick with his answer: ‘well why don’t

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you get your butt down here and I’ll do the auctioneering.’” Harley laughs, “You never have to guess where you are with John. He’s a fair man all the way through.” Just last year, Harley sold a 19 year old cow he had purchased in the Grassel dispersal. “We have quite a bit of Grassel breeding,” said Harley. They are productive, docile, and good converters, he says. While he focused tremendous attention on his Hereford genetics, John had other irons in the fire. An accomplished horseman, he moved and doctored cattle horseback beyond his 80th birthday. He enjoyed teaching a horse to drive, and was regularly seen driving his saddle horses or his halflinger team around the farm and in local parades. “Probably the best horse I had, we called her ‛Little Bit’. She was so smart it was just painful,” recalls John. “One day I put her in the trailer and headed out to check on things. I found this calf with pinkeye so I caught her, tied her hard and fast, and got off Little Bit to get my syringe out of the pickup.” Then John realized he’d forgotten his medication and syringe. “I jumped back in the pickup and away I went, trailer door a flying. I got home and thought, ‘for cripes sake, I just left the horse standing there.’ I got back and there she stood, still holding that calf, right where

I left her. That was more luck than good management,” laughs John. “She’d stand in the gate and watch cattle for me too, kind of like a dog.” The very first horse he owned, John bought in 1936 at the age of 12. “My uncle gave me five scrub pigs for helping him with chores. I raised them up and sold them for $82.34. After I paid half of it to my dad for feed, I spent the rest of it on a horse.” John says he taught that black and white “Indian pony” to drive and would put spiked shoes on her in the winter and pull kids around in a sled on the ice. Four children were born to John and Arlene: Mike, Kathy, Karen and Bernie. “Like many other people we had good times and bad,” says John. “The worst being the loss of our sons.”

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Hawks Herefords:

The cows graze winter pasture and corn stalks on the Hawks Hereford Ranch. They won’t be fed hay until just before they start calving in early March.

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Sticking to the Basics By Jan Swan Wood

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South of Highway 34, near Howes, SD, a scenic ranch rests on the edge of the rolling prairie as it drops off toward the Cheyenne River breaks. Sturgis, SD is 75 miles to the west.

graze out year round and are fed a protein supplement over the winter with little or no hay fed before calving begins in early March. The protein is a dried distiller’s grain

The Hawks Hereford ranch was established in 1958 by Charlie and Mildred Hawks and has been grazed by registered Hereford cattle for all the ensuing years. Run today by Ed and Gloria Hawks, the ranch supports cattle that are ideally suited for the harsh environment they live in.

Calving ease is bred into the cows. There has only been one assisted birth in the heifers in two calving seasons.

The registered cows are expected to make a living for themselves and are not ‘spoiled’ just because of their standout pedigrees.

(DDG) fed in piles in the pasture starting in late November, then in bunks when the cows are brought in close for calving.

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unloaded off the truck. Their numbers were branded into their horns and highlighted with red paint, which he still contends was pretty progressive for 1958. He also recalls the calm disposition of the cows as they came down the chute. With the focus on foundational traits, fads aren’t part of the program. “We breed for three primary traits: calving ease, longevity and disposition,” says Hawks. “I remember one time we were gathering the cows and a neighbor was helping me. A big bull calf got worked up and jumped the fence and took off. My neighbor offered to rope him and when he brought him back, I cut that calf.” Ed chuckled, “He never passed that disposition on to anything else. We’ve sent some young cows down the road that were going in

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the wrong direction for us. They need to fit in and keep producing the results we want or we can’t use them,” says Hawks.

the heifers in two calving seasons. “That was a backwards calf and he was okay,” says Hawks. The bull calves average 90 pounds and the heifer calves 84 pounds, making it easy on the cows to calve and rebreed on time.

The horned Herefords have gone through some changes over the years, including being dehorned as calves. “I use a paste on them and then cover it with tape to keep the “We don’t chase cow from licking it off. That Goweaning weight rilla tape really works good,” says Hawks. “We get a scur now and and yearling then, but nothing very big.” weight EPDs. In 2000, polled genetics were added through artificial insemination. “We try to keep it as simple as possible. We A.I. from really proven bulls. The age of the bull doesn’t matter.”

We just let them grow.” Ed Hawks

Calving ease is bred into the cows and there has only been one assisted birth in

Besides the branding time vaccinations, Hawks also pre-conditions the calves in September. Each breeding bunch of around 30 pairs are gathered into small, centrally located corrals and worked down a simple chute. “With just Gloria and I, it works good and it doesn’t take a lot to work a calf. It saves us having to trail them home too,” he explains.

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Producers The weaning at Hawks Herefords is done a little differently than most. “We wean the cows,” says Hawks. The calves are put back out in the pasture and the cows are locked up. “We started doing it in 2002 and you can’t believe how calm those calves are. They go out and graze and they hardly bawl at all,” says Hawks. “I remember how they used to bawl until they were hoarse while walking the fence. They don’t do any of that this way.” The bull calves are turned out on grass as yearlings and allowed

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These bred heifers are feminine and have been grown out on native grass. Bred to have disposition, longevity and calving ease, they are typical of the quality of the cattle at Hawks Herefords.

to grow up naturally. “We don’t chase weaning weight and yearling weight EPDs. We just let them grow,” says Hawks. “They stay sound and will last longer without being pushed so hard.” For 45 years, Hawks Herefords conducted a production sale at a regional sale barn. In 2011, they decided to sell private treaty at the ranch. “We like it and I think the buyers like it. They can take their time and really look them over this way,” says Hawks.

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The 20 month old bulls run on pasture and are well grown out and in good condition without being fat. The quality is there, with length, depth and muscling, whether they are polled or horned Hereford. The bulls are offered for sale when they are 20 months of age. The bulls, whether polled or horned, are of uniform quality and are grown out with a good frame and sound feet and legs. Their conformation is correct with exceptional length of body, depth, volume and excellent length from the hooks to the pins. They are smooth shouldered with clean, masculine heads and ample pigmentation. They show muscle definition without the extra fat that a feedlot puts on them. The cowherd at Hawks Herefords is also the right type. Moderate sized, with length and volume, the

cows are feminine and matronly, and their bags are well placed with small teats. They are expected to produce for many years, just as any commercial operation would expect. Ed and Gloria’s two grown children, Bryan and Cindy, work in Sioux City, IA. Cindy and her husband Matt Nelson have two children, Mckenna, (4) and Parker (18 mo). Ed is encouraged that little Mckenna has a strong liking for Hereford cattle and likes being on the ranch.

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Producers Having been in the business of raising Hereford cattle for 54 years, the Hawks have no intention of any big changes in their cattle. “We stick with what works,” says Ed, adding, “I’m too old to do anything new.”

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Behind every good calf is a good cow. That’s the guiding principle Vaughn Meyer and his wife Lois have used to manage their 3,000acre Sodak Angus ranch in northwestern South Dakota where they raise about 600 purebred Black Angus and Red Angus calves every year from two cow herds they maintain. In addition to their cattle, the Meyers produce alfalfa, oats and barley, most of which provides feed for their cattle. The Meyer family will hold their 56th Annual Spring Bull Sale in February 2013, selling Black and Red Angus Bulls. Sodak uses both naturally raised sires as well as artificial insemination to augment their breeding program. “We use only proven high accuracy AI sires to escalate our chances for success,” Vaughn says. “Our raised herd sires are randomly mated to large groups of females for more thorough sire

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“Working with seasoned beef producers is a great advantage because there are lots of things you can’t learn in books.”

“Sodak Angus started in 1909 with my grandparents,” Vaughn adds. “I joined the operation in 1971 after graduating from South Dakota State University. My son Jeffrey handles most of the operation’s management. My daughters Jessica and Jeny, while having their own vocations, also help with the ranch. Jeny is a veterinarian and pretty much handles most of those duties for us.”

Austin Risty, who has built up his own herd of Angus cattle by partnering with Vaughn and Lois Meyer.

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Producers wasn’t considered desirable in the Angus genetics. Red Angus breeders sought red individuals and also black-hided red carriers to develop new blood lines for Red Angus programs. Most other countries register Red and Black animals under one breed association. In the U.S., during the 1960’s, you had to register Red Angus wean-to-weight before you could register the animal. Now, because Red Angus tend to be more docile than Black Angus, the breed has become more popular.” The Meyer family breeding program focuses on multi-trait selection to produce predictable

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genetics which complement commercial cowman needs. They make use of both artificial insemination and embryo transfer to incorporate new genetics. They maintain detailed production records, utilize ultrasound in evaluating animals and rely on residual feed intake (RFI) data to monitor herd progress. “Consistency across the board is what showcases a herd,” Vaughn says. “When selecting genetics, cattlemen like to see uniform calves, not a bell shaped curve. Predictable and consistent traits are most important. It’s easy to strive for performance, but it takes a long time to correct genetic problems if you cultivate undesirable traits. We lean toward moderation and a balance of traits. We truly believe that behind every good sire is a good dam.” Sodak’s females are selected to be functional, consistent and efficient under often rugged, challenging range conditions. Cows calve on the prairie and calves thrive on the range with little supplement. Due to extreme environmental factors to which their cows and calves are exposed, Sodak places special emphasis on calving ease, growth, fleshing ability, maternal traits and disposition. “Our cow herd traces back to some of the most productive female lines in the breed including the Schearbrook Erica and Eileen families as well as the N Bar Ev-

Industry Leader In order to build communication between the beef and cattle industries and urban America, Vaughn has been involved in numerous beef industry organizations over the years. He currently serves as Marketing Chairman for the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (the beef checkoff oversight entity) and a member of the American Angus Association Board of Directors.

Vaughn believes the genomic testing developed by the American Angus Association has provided a crucial means for all beef producers to improve genetic traits of beef animals, leading to improved meat quality.

“Staying active in these organizations is an effective way to get the beef industry message to consumers,” Vaughn says. “Sometimes it’s difficult to make our voice heard in urban areas.”

“Through the South Dakota Beef Industry Council we’re working to choose both domestic and international beef checkoff programs that give producers the best value for their checkoff dollar.

Knowing that he has assisted in significant accomplishments through these beef organizations provides Vaughn with the motivation to continue to play an active role in promoting beef in his state and the nation. “The South Dakota Stockgrowers have supported legislation and policy that improves prices and reduces monopolistic activities of packers and retailers,” Vaughn says. “It’s important to the beef industry that we improve profitability in order to maintain the independence of family farms.”

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“Genomic testing is probably the wave of the future as far as breeding and meat production,” Vaughn says.

“One of the biggest challenges for our industry is bringing youth back to the farm to produce beef. With declining beef herds, that challenge becomes greater and greater. Even with today’s record high beef prices, beef profits right now are probably as low as they were 40 years ago because input costs are so high. We have to overcome those kinds of challenges so there’s an incentive for our youth to come back to their family farm to keep raising beef or come under the mentorship of beef producers who don’t have children.”

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ergreen and Lady Ida families,” Vaughn says. “Throughout the years we’ve used embryo transfer to expedite incorporation of genetics from top females. Our donor cow selection criteria are based on three generations of superior progeny production records.” Size used to be a strongly desired trait in Sodak’s herd. However, Vaughn notes that Northern Plains weather extremes are making moderate sized cattle more practical. Docility is also more popular in today’s cattle.

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By partnering with the Meyer family, Austin Risty has had the chance to develop his own Black Angus herd, obtain land, haying equipment and his own tractor. Photo courtesy Risty family

Angus herd. Over a number of years he’s been able to build up a 200-head herd, obtain land, haying equipment and his own tractor. “My dad is a hog buyer for John Morrell, so I’ve chased pigs around and have always been around a lot of livestock. Raising cattle is something I’ve always wanted to do and I was fortunate enough to be able to buy some land, put some cows together and watch my herd grow,” Risty says. Risty looks forward to waking up every morning and getting to work on his ranch. Calving season is one of his favorite aspects of the business. He enjoys seeing new offspring grow and develop through the year. “I’m always anxious to see if they turn out the way I hope they will,” he says. Risty’s partnership with Sodak Angus gave him opportunity to move into beef production slowly while gaining invaluable knowledge and assets he probably wouldn’t have found anywhere else. “It would have been impossible to try and start this on my own,” Risty says. “Sodak Angus had the land and facilities I needed at the start. Every year I’ve been able to add a bit more on my own. Working with seasoned beef producers is a great advantage because there are lots of things you can’t learn in books. In dealing with harsh winters, droughts, etc., I always have a lot of people around so I can ask questions.”

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These are ranch-working cattle run in large groups with no extra care. These Bulls come from an excellent selection of numerous bloodlines. They are the kind the ranchers prefer with their stretch and muscle, not overfed. All the bulls guaranteed to be breeders. The majority of these bulls are low birth weight, calving ease, bulls that should work well for heifers! These bulls were run on grass during the summer months. They are thick and long, some of the best to be found.

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Risty’s long term goals include continuing to build his herd and use some of his own bulls in order to decrease production costs. He says longevity and uniformity among his cows are something he strives for. “The longer a cow lasts, the greater investment she is,” Risty says. Both men agree beef production is shrinking and there’s need for helping consumers understand the business. They also believe it’s important for young people to get involved so the beef industry remains strong. “There are a lot of aging farmers looking for people to take over their operation,” Risty says. “There are people interested in

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those opportunities but they’re often unsure how to get started with such huge startup costs. Those who take on the challenge need to be prepared to work hard. I’d say don’t be afraid to jump in. You don’t need to know everything all at once. And just don’t give up.” “It’s alarming how much the beef production industry has shrunk over the past 20 years,” Vaughn says. “With the lack of youth coming in, we need to make the cattle industry more user friendly and profitable.” For more information on Sodak Angus, visit www.Sodakangus. com. Austin Risty can be reached at 605-866-4872. H

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“20th Annual Ranch Raised, Rancher Approved Bull Sale” Cattlemen.... We have postponed our sale date this year to April 16th, in hopes that the moisture complex will have improved by mid-April! Calf prices are anticipated to remain high for the next several years, and those who have extra pounds to sell in the form of high quality Charolais-cross calves will be well-rewarded. This year we will be offering 45 yearling and 15 coming 2 year old bulls. Performance on this years’ set of bulls has been outstanding with actual weaning weights in late Oct. up to 950# off the cow. They are being developed on a high protein ration which will help insure many years of service. Our focus is on calving ease, disposition, performance, eye-appeal, and sound feet and legs. Featured this year are this first calves out of our outstanding Jr. herd sire WDZ Wind 016, as well as our other ranch and range-tested herd sires. Also in this years offering will be 4 outstanding prospects from guest consignor Ted Morgan of CO. The ranch is located 4 miles South of Wasta, SD-exit 98 off I-90. We welcome you to stop out anytime and view this years’ offering. Also, a very special THANK YOU to our past customers and we look forward to visiting with you again soon! Unconditional One Year Guarantee On Bull Purchases. 5% Discount On Purchases Of 5 Head Or More Board Arrangements Available Till Turnout Time

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f o e r r d Ra nc h e H k a n 46th Annual Mr Production Sale

Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:00 pm MST ~ Auctioneers: Scott Weishaar & Seth Weishaar Bowman Auction Market ~ Bowman, North Dakota

Selling: 105 Coming 2 Year Old Hereford Bulls • 2 Fall & 2 Spring Yearling Hereford Bulls 95 Yearling Hereford Heifers - 70 Registered & 25 Commercial 320 Yearling Black Baldy & Red Baldy Heifers • 30 Black Baldy Bred Heifers 6 Ranch Horses

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SiRE: MH RAMBO 757 BW 3.5 ~ WW 60 ~ YW 85 MM 21 ~ M&G 51

SiRE: MH MONUMENT 3147 BW 5.8 ~ WW 58 ~ YW 102 MM 26 ~ M&G 55

Lot 163 MH STAR LAD 163 1ET

Lot 1102 MH MONUMENT 1102 1ET

SiRE: SR LAD 447 BW 4.4 ~ WW 52 ~ YW 90 MM 16 ~ M&G 42

SiRE: MH MONUMENT 3147 BW 6.2 ~ WW 62 ~ YW 107 MM 26 ~ M&G 57

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Lot 256 MH MEDORA 256 1ET

SiRE: MH RAMBO 757 BW 3.5 ~ WW 48 ~ YW 82 MM 13 ~ M&G 38

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Selling 140 Outstanding Registered Angus Bulls

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R5 Rambo 753 • 15892211 BW +2.3; WW +72; YW +130; Milk +22; Marb +.72; RE +.84; $B +85.06 -Sons were a sale highlight in the 2012 Sale -Son R5 Mercenary 1187 sold to ABS Global in 2012 Sale

He Sells R5 Impression 239 Calved: 1/19/12 • BW 78 Adj. 205-Day wt. 814 • ratio 110 Dam's Sire: Sitz Upward

He Sells R5 Monument 2248 Calved: 3/1/12 • BW 89 Adj. 205-Day wt. 739 • ratio 101 Sire: R5 Monument 087 16765282 Dam: Newstandard Sire EPDs: BW +.3; WW +64; YW +114; Milk +34; Marb +.54; RE +.86; $B+78.14

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He Sells R5 Final Product 240 Calved: 1/20/12 • BW 79 Adj. 205-Day wt. 820 • ratio 110 Dam's Sire: SAV Heritage 6295

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FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar 701-872-5299

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Connealy Impression Whitestone Black Arrow Whitestone Cisco Kid • Connealy Right Answer CAR Efficient • SAV Heartbeat • Apex Windy 078

75 Yearling Bulls 12 Coming Two-Yr. Old Bulls 35 Registered Bred Heifers 10 Elite Registered Heifer Calves 30 Purebred Commercial Heifer Calves 45 F1 Baldie Heifer Calves by the Malkowski Ranch

BW -1.9 WW 65 YW 97 M 16 TM 48

Bitterroot Timberlake

Sire: Six Mile Timberlake 180T MGS: Messmer Packer S008

BD: 02-28-12. Bitterroot Timberlake is one powerful Red Angus herd sire prospect. He is moderate framed but is packed with muscle. He is sired by Six Mile Timberlake and out of an easy fleshing daughter of Messmer Packer. If you are looking for a Red Angus top herd bull prospect you will really like this calf. BW: 69 Adj 205: 678

BW WW YW M TM

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BW WW YW M

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Carlson Imperial 202

Sire: Connealy Impression MGS: OCC Missing Link 830M BD: 2/7/12. A really powerful herd bull prospect that puts it all together. Dam traces to SAV Elba 7099 putting top maternal genetics into this pedigree. BW: 72 Adj. 205: 773

Carlson Heartbeat 222

Sire: SAV Heartbeat MGS: BC Matrix BD: 2/25/12. Heartbeat will catch your eye and his figures will meet the most discriminating buyers needs. A real herd bull prospect. BW: 88 Adj. 205: 811

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Carlson Impression 247

Sire: Connealy Impression MGS: OCC Missing Link 830M BD: 2/28/12. Full brother to Carlson Imperial 202, one of the top herd bull prospects in the sale. Some say this is the best calf of that flush. BW: 81 Adj. 205: 832

BW .4 WW 55 YW 99 M 26

Carlson Right Effect 203

Sire: Connealy Right Answer MGS: OCC Emblazon 854E BD: 2/7/12. Right Effect is a moderateframed,calving ease herd sire prospect with loads of muscle and volume. His dam, Coleman Lady 003, was the 2nd high selling heifer in the 2011 Coleman Female Sale. BW: 71 Adj 205: 829

Bitterroot Cannonball 202 Sire: CH Canyon T100 MGS: Red Crescent Creek FRCHIEF 7

BD: 02-27-12. Bitterroot Cannonball 202 is another great Red Angus herd sire prospect sired by Red LLLL CH Canyon T100. His dam was the top selling cow at the Soo Line Dispersal Sale at $30,000. A maternal brother sold for $21,000. BW: 85 Adj 205: 869

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A War Party son that will be a feature in the 2013 sale.

A favorite dono r cow.

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Bill established the ranch in 1978 but he dispersed a majority of the cowherd in the 80s. Chad started rebuilding the herd with 4-H and FFA heifer projects. In 1995, Chad graduated from North Dakota State University and returned home to the ranch and started expanding, mostly with his own replacement heifers. Today, they maintain 400 head of mostly registered Angus cows, as well as a commercial herd and Sim-Angus herd. “My dad was really active in the state’s Angus association, and I had the chance to serve on the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) board of directors,” said Chad. “NJAA was a big stepping stone for me. I have always stayed true to the Angus female; the breed is the basis of our herd. Our cowherd works hard for us. There’s not a lot of pampering

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here. We run them out on grass all winter and supplement with hay when times are tough.” When market signals indicated that Spruce Hill Ranch customers

Spruce Hill Ranch was established in 1978 by Bill Rotenberger. Today Bill’s son Chad and family are an integral part of the operation. were interested in Simmental, the Rotenbergers added the breed to the mix. They sampled those genetics and started a Sim-Angus program, as well. Thus, the name

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of their bull sale was created, Combined Advantage. With over 30 years of bull sales under their belt, the folks at Spruce Hill Ranch host an annual sale on the second Wednesday of February at the Bowman Auction Market in Bowman, ND. “The name, Combined Advantage, ‘combines’ two-year-old Angus bulls, along with SimAngus yearling bulls all at one sale location,” said Chad. “The ‘advantage’ of our sale is to offer you more choices and flexibility. If you choose to look through the two-year-old bulls, we hope you keep in mind that these bulls will have less tendency to injure themselves because of their age; they will cover more cows, maintain their body condition longer, and give you more bang for your buck. Now, if you are leaning toward the Sim-Angus bulls, we think

Chad and Michelle Rotenberger, along with Molly (l), Riggs and Madison (upper right) are active in local sports and rodeo all while operating Spruce Hill Ranch. Photos courtesy Rotenberger family

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Madison, Molly and Riggs Rotenberger help with cattle work year-round.

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you will be equally pleased with your choices. Sim-Angus is the new ‘buzz’ in the cattle industry. These hybrid bulls are very functional. The heterosis of the two breeds gives them kick. They will work the pastures, keep their condition well, breed muscle, pounds of meat and provide the ‘look’ in their offspring. Most importantly, the carcass and grid is what makes the feedlots want to feed SimAngus cattle. Bottom-line, if the feeder makes money, you as the commercial cattlemen have the product that they come back for. Females from this cross make great mama cows, breed back easily and have longevity.” From the day these bull calves are weaned until sale day, they are kept on the same ration, which Chad said allows them to grow and not be pushed. With more high roughage and low-starch, the bulls grow and mature without becoming overly fat. Each year, they offer around 70 head of twoyear-old Angus bulls and 30-40 Sim-Angus bulls, as well as 200 head of commercial females. Offering a mature bull is what makes Spruce Hill Ranch unique. It’s very rare to see so many older bulls offered on a sale, but that’s what adds greater value to these bulls.

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“I remember when I first started - the kids were six, four and two. I had to be on the phone for five hours straight. That was a challenge but the kids got used to it, they learned to wait for me when they needed something or take care of it themselves. Our kids have also had a lot of chores and been expected to help with cattle work. Now my kids can handle a lot of responsibility – they are used to watching out for each other and figuring things out on their own,” she said.

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Since 2001 Chad and Michelle have also operated Lil’ Rowdy Rodeo Bulls, raising miniature bucking bulls for sale and maintaining a herd of bulls used for clinics open to kids ages 8-14. “Some of our past attendees include the 2009, 2010 and 2011 NDRA Bull Riding Champions as well as the 2012 Badlands Circuit Finals Champion,” said Chad. They also served as a specialty act for numerous rodeos in the region. However, as times get tougher economically, Chad says the specialty acts are “the first thing on the chopping block. Rodeo committees are just like ranchers – trying to pinch pennies, so our business has slowed down, but we’re still selling a lot of bulls.” Plus, Chad says, his own children were getting more involved in school activities and youth rodeos, and traveling 400-500 miles to an event was getting more difficult. “The miniature business is good and there is a lot of potential for it to grow, so I didn’t want to get out of it but we had to slow down some,” he said. All that tiny bull power is not going to waste; a gentleman from Idaho leases the bulls and hauls them to events. “He’ll be in Las Vegas later this week for a pre-NFR show,” said Chad. Last year at the world finals in Ogden, UT, a Rotenbergerraised bull was named Bull of the Year in the Sr. division and two of their bulls won bull of the year at this year’s world finals too. Roten-

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cover a lot of country, breed more cows and do what a bull is supposed to do.”

and ground versus a yearling. When you take them As a young couple, the Rotenbergers have cerhome from us, they won’t need any extra pampertainly achieved great success in the cattle business ing. We grow them up and sort already. Chad offered some adout the weak ones, so when they vice for other young aspiring beef get to the sale, it’s the cream of our “I think a lot of young producers. crop. We always remind folks that people take a family “One thing for young people a bull is a big investment, so take operation for granted. who are coming back to a family care of him and he will last. But, operation is go out and get some Working with your that’s also the advantage of an experience somewhere first,” he family requires a lot aged bull. He’s grown up and maof communication and advised. “There’s lots of time to be ture, so he’s ready to get to work. involved in the family operation, We give folks an opportunity to working together.” but you have to get some outpurchase an older bull that will be side experience, so that you bring able to handle the environment, Chad Rotenberger something back to the table. It’s a

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Producers hard lifestyle, and it requires a lot of effort. I think a lot of young people take a family operation a little bit for granted.” “Working with your family requires a lot of communication and working together,” he added. “The interpersonal relationships on the family operation are the toughest part; it’s not feeding cattle – it’s the family. For young people, you have to be at a point where you are able to contribute somehow. On the financial side of things, you have to have a good relationship with your banker. You have to work with him, put pencil to paper and make money or make a living from the cattle business.” Spruce Hill Creek is certainly going to be an operation to watch in the upcoming years. Their Angus

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and Sim-Angus genetics are earning a top-notch reputation from commercial cattlemen in the area. “Our goal every year is to expand our customer base and get our bulls out a little more,” he said. “We have a really good set of customers here. My family is young. My kids are getting more active here on the ranch, with sports and rodeo, too. There are no hired hands here. We are at the size we need to be, so we will maintain the cowherd and focus on improving genetics and offering more to our customers each year.” For more information on Spruce Hill Ranch, check out http://www.combinedadvantage.net/Index.html H

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Warner Ranch Shorthorns Welcome to the BLACK HILLS STOCK SHOW Shorthorn Show 9:00 am

January 31, 2013 • Sale at 1:00 pm

WR CR Red Blood 214

WR CR Supremist 217 EPDs BW 0.7 WW 13.8 YW 23.3 Milk 4.0

EPDs BW 1.7 WW 17.5 YW 28.1 Milk 3.5 Reg. #*x4190707. born 3/24/2012. Actual birth weight 87

Reg. # *x4190696, born 3/20/2012 Actual birth weight 87

WR CR Red-Handed 240

WR CR Red Hot 255

EPDs BW -0.8 WW 7.7 YW 12.6 Milk 1.6 Reg. # *x4190704, born 3/20/2012. Actual birth weight 81

EPDs BW 0.7 WW 17.3 YW 29.8 Milk 4.9 Reg. # *x4190694, born 3/30/2012 Actual birth weight 78

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* Fancy Pen of Three Heifers Feb 21, 2013 show at 5:30 pm & sale at 6:30 pm Shorthorn Show Feb 22, 2013 at 10:00 am & sale at 3:00 pm

WR Max Justice 236

WR Max Master-Hand 249

EPDs BW 3.2, WW 18.4 YW 28.5, Milk 4.0 Reg. # *x4190698, DOB 3/21/2012

EPDs BW 0.7, WW 7.5, YW 12.7, Milk 2.8 Reg. # *x4190728, DOB 3/22/2012

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Deep Creek Angus Ranch...............................5 Dethlefs & Sons Angus............................... 50 DeVries Angus................................................. 92 Dikoff Ranch................................................... 55 Divine Concrete............................................. 62 Dubas Equipment Co................................... 121 Dustin Carter................................................. 90 Ehlke Herefords........................................... 50 Ekstrum Simmental - Clay........................ 138 Ellingson Angus.......................................... 103 Farmers National Company........................ 80 Finkbeiner Feed............................................. 47 FMG Feed & Seed........................................... 178 Foos Angus Ranch............................................2 Forgey & Graesser Angus........................ 138 Foxhoven Angus Farm.................................. 77 Fuoss Angus.................................................. 179 Genex Hawkeye West.................................. 143 Gill Red Angus...................................................3 Goldies Auto & Trailer Sales..................... 84 Gunderson Palmer Nelson & Ashmore Law.......................................................... 120, 195 Hall and Hall Auctions.............................. 238 Hall Red Angus............................................. 196 Harrison Land & Livestock....................... 220 Heart City Bull Bash................................... 178 Heart River Ranch & Genetics................. 252 Hebbert Charolais Bulls.......................... 231 Hersruds of Sturgis.................................... 78 Hewitt Land Company................................ 264 High Plains Genetics.................................. 160 High Plains Truck & Trailer Inc.............. 140 Highline Mfg................................................. 145 Hilltop Angus................................................. 67 HiQual Engineered Structures Ltd....... 219 Hoffman Herefords................................... 144 Honeyman Charolais.................................. 165 Hutchison Western...................................... 25 Iron Mountain Cattle Co........................... 158 J & P Grain Solutions LLC............................. 36 Jamison Herefords & Quarter Horses.205 Jauer Dependable Genetic........................ 194 Jenner Equipment.......................................... 38 Jim Willson...................................................... 81 Jindra Angus................................................... 94 Johnson Black Simmentals...................... 203 Johnson-Rose Angus.................................. 124 K & A Implement............................................ 212 Kammerer Livestock.................................. 155 Koupal Angus.................................................. 54 Kraye Angus.................................................. 146 Larson & Sons................................................ 19 Lehrkamp Livestock................................... 137 Leland Red Angus.......................................... 71 Levi Newsam.................................................. 110 Liewer Enterprises....................................... 90 Lindskov Implement............................ 75, 222 Linn Post and Pipe....................................... 232

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Advertiser Index, cont. Sandhills State Bank................................... 35 Sandmeier Charolais................................. 188 Schaff Angus Valley........................................7 Schauer Angus............................................. 113 Schuchards Westside GMC....................... 132 SD Angus Association........................ 182, 183 SD Red Angus Association........................... 95 SD Simmental Assoc................................... 158 Seth Weishaar................................................ 37 Sidwell Ranch.............................................. 211 Sinclair Cattle Company........... Back Cover Sioux Nation Ag Center................................ 91 Sioux Pass Livestock.................................. 255 Sletten Angus.............................................. 147 Snowshoe Cattle......................................... 211 Sodak Angus Ranch...................................... 42

Sonstegard Cattle Co.................................. 65 Soreide Charolais Ranch.......................... 185 Spickler Ranch............................................ 142 Stock Auction Company............................. 216 Stomprud Angus.......................................... 153 Strawberry Ridge Reds............................... 30 Strohschein Angus....................................... 63 Sundance Equipment.................................. 229 Sutherlin Farms............................................ 27 Thomas Ranch................................................. 97 Thorson Herefords..................................... 49 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus.............. 204 Thorstenson Herefords.......................... 258 TK Angus......................................................... 175 Topp Herefords........................................... 131 TSLN.........................................128,167, 176,217

Upstream Ranch.......................................... 161 Wagner Herefords..................................... 181 Warner Ranch Shorthorns..................... 254 Wedge Tent Ranch......................................... 39 Weink Charolais............ Inside front Cover Wenzel Construction................................ 101 Werning Cattle Co...................................... 253 Western Sire Services............................... 261 Westway Feed Products............................ 251 Wheeler Mountain Angus........................... 41 Whitestone-Krebs....................................... 262 Wilkinson Ranch.......................................... 157 Willrodt Motors......................................... 152 Windmill Angus............................................ 245 Z Tags North America L.P........................... 177

Thorstenson HEREFORD RANCH

Bull Sale April 13, 2013 at the Ranch Selby, SD

Selling 70 Bulls

45 Herefords & 25 Angus Plus 30 Registered Hereford Heifers Sires:

THR Thor 4029 • Mac’s Rendition 20X • K&B Trigger 0150S • HH Advance 0001X • SR Saga 529 • HH Advance 0034X • JA L1 Domino 500R • JA L1 Domino 4154P

Thorstenson HEREFORD RANCH

Bill & Paula Thorstenson • (605) 649-7940 Cell Phone (605) 845-6108 wpthorstenson@venturecomm.net Darin & Danielle Thorstenson (605) 649-1972 30491 131st Street, Selby, SD 57472

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33rd Annual

Thursday, February 21, 2013

12:30 p.m. MST • At the Ranch • Gordon, Nebraska Featuring the Best in WK Angus & SimAngus Genetics!  200 Elite Angus Yearling Bulls from the top of the 2012 calf crop  30 of our best Sim x Angus Yearling Bulls  20 Big, Stout 18-month-old Angus Bulls  300 Fancy Commercial Angus Open Replacement Heifers

Every bull carries the predictable, trusted & proven performance genetics of Whitestone–Krebs sires! VAR Rocky

Koupals B&B Identity

Pine Ridge Hammer

SydGen Doc

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Production Sale Performance Leader

Selling...

130 APnrogduuscYtioeanrlitnegstBedullIAs Red oldest 60% of

Friday, March 29 At the Ranch • 1:00 p.m. Hay Springs, Nebraska

2012 crop

70 RReepglaiscteermedenRt eHdeAifnegus rs 40 BRreegdisFtearlledCRalvedinAg nCgouws s 100 RCeopmlamceemrceianlt RHeedifAernsgus

Several new bloodlines will be represented in this years offering like this Redman 20X son! Also sons of PIE Code Red 9058, SSS Trapper and Cutting Edge, the 2012 NIlE and Reno Champion Red Angus bull, sell including, herd sire prospects and stout thick range bulls! All bulls will be ultrasounded for carcass data, semen tested and carry a first season breeding guarantee!

Mark, Deb, or Tate Pieper 3779 550th Rd Hay Spring, NE 69347

H: 308-638-4557 • C: 308-430-0989 Tate’s Cell: 308-430-1777 pieperra@haysprings.net

For Catalogs, Call or Visit Us Online at www.pieperredangus.com

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JD Hewitt 605-347-1100 jd@hewittlandcompany.com

Tyson Hewitt 605-206-0034

13167 Arapahoe, Dr. Piedmont, SD • 57769 Office phone/fax 605.791.2300 www.hewittlandcompany.com

G SALe PenDin

Kendall Smith 605-222-6261 kendall@hewittlandcompany.com

LaGrand Scotch Cap Angus Ranch, The entire highly improved LaGrand Scotch Cap is now available for purchase; comprised of 6,427+/- acres deeded property with an additional 480 acres leased land. The property consists of 3,060.7 acres highly productive cropland (2,702 ac. crop base) and 3,366.3 ac in well fenced and watered excellent grassland. Some of the improvements include four homes, numerous barns and sheds, sale barn, 1,000’s of ft. of steel pipe continuous fence, 150,000 bu. grain storage w/ leg, scale, loading facility and scale. Seller retains life estate on one home, hunting rights and minerals. This property is priced to sell at $7,000,000. For more information contact JD or Tyson

new LiSTinG

 Girl Creek 

tyson@hewittlandcompany.com

Lotton Ranch Located in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska, this ranch is comprised of; 7,440+/- acres deeded, 640 acres state lease, and 467 AUM’s lease in the Buffalo Gap Nat’l Grassland. (There are 4,000+/- acres which are or have been in cultivation, current CRP contract on 1,000 acres and 2,706 base acres.) Indian Creek crosses the ranch for three miles, two homes, headquarter facilities, water pipeline, and abundant wildlife. Priced at $3,534,000

 Ziebach County, Dupree SD:   2,727+/‐ acres of excellent native pasture.  Five separate pastures  facilitating easy rotation of grazing. Extremely well watered by nine reservoirs, together with two  shallow wells serving six tire tanks and three new automatic waters’.  Access is provided by well‐  maintained gravel roads and power is located on the property. Girl Creek runs through the property  providing an added element of limited winter protection. This property would make an excellent starter  ranch or added grass for an established operation. Call us on this. Priced at $1,570,000.   

Girl Creek Ziebach County, Dupree SD: 2,727+/- acres of excellent native pasture. Five separate pastures facilitating easy rotation of grazing. Extremely well watered by nine reservoirs, together with two shallow wells serving six tire tanks and three new automatic waters’. Access is provided by well- maintained gravel roads and power is located on the property. Girl Creek runs through the property providing an added element of limited winter protection. This property would make an excellent starter ranch or added grass for an established operation. Call us on this. Priced at $2,045,000       

 

Perkins County, SD Farmland; newly offered 314+/- acres highly productive cropland located along Hwy 20 approx. 7 miles east of Bison, SD. Approximately 299+/- ac tillable with 0-2% slope and comprised of silt-loam soils. Priced at $475,000. Call JD or Tyson

Haakon County Farmland; 320 acres of highly productive farm land in eastern Haakon County. NW ¼ of Section 2, 159.21 acres, and NE ¼ of Section 3, 159.49 acres, all in Township 3 North, Range 24 East. 300.2 tillable acres that lays well with very little slope. Priced at $1900 an acre or a total of $608,000.00

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reich charolais ranch Please plan on attending our Charolais bull sale. You’ll be glad you did!

Thursday, april 11Th, 2013 at

This beats a desk job! I love these cows. Hey Gals, how ‘bout some food!

Belle Fourche livestock exchange Belle Fourche, sD

These guys know how to care for us... Our calves will look great at the sale in April!

It’s time to put our Bull Sale Date on your calendar for this spring. The calves look great coming off very dry pastures. They will be ready for your inspection in April.

Tim & Ree Reich

1007 Kingsbury Belle Fourche, SD 57717 605.892.4366 • cell 605.580-2393 timreich@rushmore.com

A BULL OFFERING

Original N-Bar Genetics Working For You

Staying y g true to the Legacy

Profit from generations of deeply embedded reproductive efficiency and carcass value

Revenue - Expenses = Profit

Choosing bulls is a difficult and time-consuming task and a poor choi ch oice ce can hau aunt nt you for yea ears rs to co come me thr hrou ough gh the dau augh ghte ters rs you retain in your herd. Maximum profit comes from low cost gains on forage. A cowherd of low maintenance cows with superb udders and good fleshing ability will always provide you with greater profit margins. Reproductive traits are the foundation of a good cow/calf herd. They are difficult to change genetically, so it’s critical to begin with genetic lines known for fertility, longevity and productivity. With one of the highest inbreeding coefficients of the Angus breed d, Sincllair i bull lls and d femalles can red duce variiation i and d increase predictab d billity in your breeding d program. This means that h genetiic changes in fertility, mature size, carcass traits or performance can be multiplied through your cow herd.

NOON SATURDAY

Mar. 23, 2013 BUFFALO WYOMING

300 Yrlg ANGUS Bulls on Test

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For a modest real world, ‘no-hype’ investment you can add these profitmaking genetics to your herd. Call today 1-800-761-2077 or visit sinc si ncla lair irca catt ttle le.c .com om to re requ ques estt ou ourr sp spri ring ng bul ulll sa sale le boo ook k fe feat atur urin ing g Angu An guss bu gu bull llss bu ll buil iltt to las il astt an and d ba back ck ked by on onee of thee bes e t gu g ar aran ante an tees te e in the in he indus nd dus ustr tr y!!

Sinclair Cattle C company, inc. sinclaircattle.com

6481 Buck Valley Road Warfordsburg, PA 17267 PO Box 1158 Buffalo, WY 82834

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Jeff Ward • O: (717) 294-6991 F: (717) 294-6990 C: (301) 964-7423 E: jward@sinclaircattle.com Jack Clark C: (717) 658-6435

Lewis Hagen Western Operations Mgr. O: (307) 587-3169 C: (406) 539-1748 E: lhagen@sinclaircattle.com Tom Elliott • Program Advisor


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