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l a n O o i t n a l i ne Event N A C A Join Us for our 2016 National Online Event Sale hosted by Show Circuit Online Sales in Louisville, KY. • Please call Andee Marston for more details and consignments •

& Pre-sale enrollment and gathering in the stalls near the ACA Booth.

Featuring some of the top genetics that Chianina have to offer from the top breeders of Chianina cattle. Genetics, Females and Bulls that will move your program forward and excel in form and function.

North American Schedule:

Oct 1 - Entry Deadline Nov 10 - Junior Cattle may arrive Nov 12 - Junior Chianina Heifer Shows Nov 15 - Open cattle may arrive Nov 16 - Board of Directors Meeting Nov 16 - ACA Ladies Aux Luncheon Nov 16 - Membership Meeting West Hall Nov 16 - The Online Event registration Nov 17 - ACA National Show More details to follow please check chicattle.org or Oct/Nov/Dec issue of ACJ. Rooms available at Courtyard Louisville Airport, next to the American Chianina Association fairgrounds, for $149 per night. PO Box 890 • 1709 Prairie View Road Please call 502.368.5678 ask Platte City, MO 64079 for the American Chianina 816.431.2808 • www.chicattle.org Association rate.

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CONTENTS 6

Adaptation a Part of Any Success Story

Andee Marston

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ACA Moving Forward to Meet the Challenges of the Beef Industry

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ACA Board of Director Nominees

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Plan to Attend Our Ladies Luncheon

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AJCA Excited for New Raffle Fundraiser

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The HIdden Value of Breed Association Sales

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Chi Herdsman - Jessica Harsh

Brad Stoppel

The Official Publication of the American Chianina Association 1708 N. Prairie View Road PO Box 890 • Platte City, MO 64079 816.431.2808 • 816.431.5381 (fax) Email: acjeditor@earthlink.net www.chicattle.org

Jessica Cheesman

Morgan Lehnert

Robin Marston

Robin Marston

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 5 Snake Run Cattle Co Online Sale – Fort Branch, IN

Oct 9 Sheets Chiangus Factory Direct Sale – West Layfayette, IN

Oct 16 Sullivan Farms Maternal Legends Sale – Dunlap, IA

Oct 19 KQM Cattle Online Sale – Minden, NE

STAFF Andee Marston Chief Executive Officer andee@chicattle.org Andrea Paulson Youth Director/ACJ Editor andrea@chicattle.org Jennifer Roach Registrar/Accounting jennifer@chicattle.org Cheryl Minyard Administrative/Membership Services Coordinator cheryl@chicattle.org

Oct 21-22 ACA Fall Board Meeting – Platte City, MO

Oct 22 Bushy Park Farms Brand to Build From Sale – Mitchell, SD

Oct 28 2nd Annual CK Cattle Bull Sale – Hope Hull, AL

Nov 5 Winegardners’ Harvest of Excellence Sale – Lima, OH

Nov 5 Holt Cattle Co Fall Fusion Online Sale – Mina, SD

Nov 14-17 North American Livestock Expo – Louisville, KY

Nov 16 ACA National Online Sale

Dec 10 Cardinal Cattle Co’s The Program Sale – Wyoming, IL

Jan 15 National Western Stock Show Chianina Pen Show

Jan 15 ACA Chianina Advantage Sale – Denver, CO

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NEWS

National ACA Sale “An Online Event”

Bulletin

The ACA is proud to host the First Online Event Sale. It will feature some very unique and highly sought after genetics, bulls and females the Chianina breed has to offer. Check the chicattle.org website for updates.

Chianina Take Over

Warner Ott and Haley Funk exhibited the Champion Chianina and Reserve Chianina steers at the Indiana State Fair respectively. They also happened to be Reserve Overall and 4th Overall 4-H market steers as well. Congratulations again. Great job to Lucas Wisnefski on exhibiting the Grand Champion steer at the Illinois State Fair. Lucas sold his steer for an Illinois State Fair record amount of $104,000 at the Sale of Champions. Lucas also won Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer with a Chianina heifer as well as Champion Bred & Owned.

Ft. Worth Hotel

The Homewood Suites will serve as the headquarters for the 2017 Ft. Worth Stock Show this year. The rate is $142. The hotel is located close to the fairgrounds in the medical plaza. Ask for the American Chianina Assoc. group rate.

NWSS Hotel

The DoubleTree will again serve as the headquarter hotel for the 2017 National Western Stock Show. The rate is $124, ask for the American Chianina Assoc. group rate.

ACA/SCO Sale

The ACA is excited to announce that we are going to host several sales this fall on Show Circuit Online. This is a great opportunity to utilize both the ACA and Show Circuit to market your sale on the fastest growing and easy to use internet sale site. To see if we can assist you with your internet sale please call the ACA.

In Memory of Elmo Ruyle

Elmo D. Ruyle (written by his daughter Robin Ruyle) March 4, 1938 – April 2, 2016 “He has had a love of Chianina cows for as long as I can remember. He and my brother and sister use to take them out to Colorado to show them. That was before I was old enough to remember. I showed Chianina cattle at the local county fair and so did my siblings. Dad’s bull that he was always was so proud of was Tattenhall Count I. Dad saved semen from that bull and continued to use it after the bull was long gone. Maybe some breeders would recognize the bull. Dad quit being active in the showing/cattle world many years ago, but when he passed away, he still had one full bred Chianina cow and a partial blood Chianina bull that he used on all of his cows.” Robin contacted the ACA about using the old ACA logo on his headstone. Thank you Robin and our sympathy on this great loss to you and your family.

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COLUMN

Adaptation a Part of Any Success Story Andee Marston, CEO Driving around, mostly in the eastern half of the Unites States, you can certainly tell that Autumn is starting to set in. Many farmers and ranchers are beginning to pull the combines out of the sheds and a few have actually begun to start shelling. Fall has also brought a fair amount of turmoil with it from agriculture prices to political races. It seems that no matter where we turn we are bombarded with questions, concerns and some pointed comments. Turmoil is often viewed as unwelcome, but without it how do we grow? If every day was 72 degrees and sunny eventually it becomes a desert. We need turmoil every now and again to change, grow and become stronger. This is just everyday life for many farmers and ranchers across the U.S. The Chianina breed is not immune to turmoil either. On a positive note the breed is changing and adapting to become stronger. Chianina cattle have stood up to some of the toughest tests and weathered the storm. We may not be completely out of the woods yet, however things are starting to turn in a positive direction. Many commercial producers are looking for options as they need to inject more growth into calves without losing meat quality. We all know our cattle can hold their own on the shaving as well. Everywhere I have been this state fair season the Chianina heifer has been “in the hunt” for supreme honors.

More importantly our breed is seeing some growth. As of today we are currently up 10% in registrations year to date of last year. I attribute this uptick to several factors. First is the “Cow Catch Up” program we ran this summer during the month of September. Many breeders took advantage and registered several cows that had simply slipped through the cracks. Second, a registration paper is essential for marketing. The one thing that so many other breeds of cattle take for granted is a simple piece of paper. This simple piece of paper is what the registered seedstock business was built on. I feel that some of the other breeds have taken this process for granted. They continue to be increasing cumbersome to do business with. Jennifer and Cheryl are a strong selling point for the Chianina breed, always willing to go the extra mile to assist our breeders. Along with DigitalBeef our ease of use is definitely one of the biggest attributes to the ACA. I have been told other breeds are ninety days behind on processing registration work. Currently at the ACA, this turnaround time is one day. Just be sure to thank Jennifer and Cheryl when they lend a helping hand. Before we know it the ACA National Show at NAILE will be upon us. I am looking forward to going to Louisville and seeing great cattle. We will also be embarking on a new chapter with the National Sale as we move to an online

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format. The ACA and Show Circuit Online (SCO) have teamed up to offer a complemental marketing strategy for ACA members. I have already secured some great Chianina genetics for the sale. If you would like to consign, please give me a call to discuss offering them in the sale. We will again be on the short week and have plenty of events in the short time frame. The ACA Ladies Auxiliary will again be having their “Come as You Are” luncheon in the West Wing on Wednesday. Our ACA National Membership Meeting will also be Wednesday afternoon. Followed by the ACA National Online Event in the stalls pre-sale sign up and gathering at the ACA booth in the barn. Be prepared for great fellowship and an awesome Chianina cattle offering. Also this will be your first chance to meet Andrea Paulson. By the time you read this Andrea will be settling in at the office. I am extremely excited she will be taking over the Youth Program and as Editor of the American Chianina Journal. She is a very talented young lady. Her previous experience and background will be an enormous asset to everyone at the ACA. Read more about her in this issue of the journal. If you get a free moment, please call and get to know her. Please check your mailboxes in early October. We will be sending voting ballots to every active member of the ACA. It is extremely important our


Meet Andrea Paulson New Addition to ACA accountant receive your ballots with a postmark no later than October 28. The ACA Board of Directors are here to serve you, the membership. Voting is one of the most important aspects of being a member in an association. The four people will be elected to serve on the board for the next three years and have a guiding hand in shaping the future of our breed. Please read the candidate biographies that are included on this issue. We have many qualified candidates that are ready to serve. And now the “One Big Thing”, this year the AJCA will be holding a raffle at the conclusion of national show in Louisville. The grand prize is a 2017 Honda Rancher. Yes you read that right a brand new, shiny Honda Rancher. That is great in and of itself but we are not done, are reserve Grand Prize is a Port-a-Cool®. Yes, you read that right, too. But hang on we are not done, we also have a set of Wahl K-10 clippers, a great picture and a Moo-Call®. In case that was not enough every ticket you purchase will go to your overall sponsorship level at the National Junior Heifer Show. Your name will be promoted on specific events, awards or receive special placement in Hutchinson, Kan. Every junior board member, as well as Andrea and I, will have more information on sponsorship levels for you. Tickets can be purchased from any of the AJCA board members as well as at the office. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Buy as many as you would like and support our most important legacy, our youth.

Andrea Paulson grew up on a family-owned and operated cattle and row-crop farm in Northeast South Dakota. Her love for cattle was sparked at a young age as she helped her father with his morning chores on the family farm. She soon developed her own passion for the cattle industry as a 4-H member, and quickly became more involved exhibiting cattle at a local and state level. After graduating from college, Paulson enrolled at South Dakota State University where she pursued a degree in agriculture communications. While attending SD State, she continued her passion for agriculture through her involvement in campus groups such as Sigma Alpha, Collegiate 4-H, Block & Bridle and an extended internship with The Pulse and Sullivan Supply. While attending classes and through her internship, Paulson developed her photography and writing skills, and began exploring the possibilities of continuing her involvement with the cattle industry as a professional. She looks forward to starting with the Chianina Association and getting to know everybody this show season. If you see her, don’t be afraid to stop and introduce yourself.

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COLUMN ACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ACA Moving Forward To Meet the Challenges of the Beef Industry Brad Stoppel, Russell, Kansas The arrival of fall has officially started in my part of the country. Ripening crops, cooler days, bawling calves and football are all commonplace sights. We have been blessed with surplus rainfall and green grass here in Kansas, so the landscape is much different than what we have been accustomed to here for several years. Everyone is preparing to harvest crops that will bring an end to a year’s worth of planning, work and effort. The verdict on whether a new herd sire, variety of management practice will be in. It is the time of the year to reap what we have sown. Fall sale and show season is fully upon us and gaining momentum daily. Dozens of online and production sales going on each week. Be sure to check in on what others are offering new it may help your program. If you have not entered or attended the National Show in Louisville, you do not know what you are missing. Louisville showcases the great cattle and great people that make our breed famous. A full slate of activities will keep everyone busy during this week. For the first time ACA will be using an online sale format to conduct the ACA National Sale. Be sure to check it out and participate. Another highlight of Louisville will be our annual ACA Membership Meeting and seating of a new Board of Directors. This is an event that everyone needs to participate in to fully understand the direction ACA is taking and to see goals that we have set to go forward. The ACA Annual Meeting will bring to a close my term as a director for the Southwest Region. After six years I would first like to value the time and the relationships that were forged in my terms. While there have been frustrations. I believe ACA is moving forward to meet the challenges of the beef industry. New programs and innovations are in the works that will allow ACA members to reap value from their association. Being an ACA board member is a positive life experience and I would encourage anyone to take the time and contribute to the dynamic breed. Thanks again and hope to see you this fall.

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Val Shields, President Southeast Region 2017 229 Jagg Rd. • Demossville, KY 41033 859.654.4440 • vbsfarms@gmail.com Bryan Schaefer, Vice President At Large 2017 Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 701.725.4902 • schaeferchiangus@yahoo.com Matt Michel, Secretary Northeast Region 2018 4161 E. 750 S. • Fort Branch, IN 47648 812.632.0379 • snakeruncattle@sit-co.net Art Pittman, Treasurer At Large 2017 PO Box 336 • Micro, NC 27555 919.291.2345 • art@bandsent.com Rick Hunter At Large 2018 428 Gordonsville Hwy. • Gordonsville, TN 38563 615.418.5271 • hunterfarms24@yahoo.com Mike Rose At Large 2016 3395 W South River Rd. • Logansport, IN 46947 765.438.7609 • fourrosescattle@gmail.com Keith Schrick At Large 2016 1624 Ft Worth Hwy. • Weatherford, TX 76086 817.366.6435 • wine@schricksliquors.com Lyle Sexton At Large 2018 1752Willow Ave • Ainsworth, IA 52201 319.648.3928 • lssexton@iowatelecom.net Brad Stoppel Southwest Region 2016 18361 Reservoir, Rd. • Russell, KS 67665 785.483.2753 • jstoppel34@hotmail.com Joe Tesch At Large 2018 1027 5th Ave SE • Watertown, SD 57201 605.880.1944 Brad Winegardner At Large 2016 8865 Harding Hwy. • Lima, OH 45801 419.303.3399 • bmwinegardner@yahoo.com Jordan Holt Northwest Region 2017 36892 133rd • St. Mina, SD 57451 605.380.1209 • jordan@dakotalivestocksupply.com


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ACA BUSINESS

ACA Board Nominees Each year the active adult membership of the American Chianina Association will elect four directors based on the updated region alignment. The ACA regions are as follows: • Northwest (states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.) • Southwest (states of Arizona, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah) • Northeast (states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin) • Southeast (states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi. Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) This year we have three open At-large positions and one

regional position for the southwest area. No more than four board of directors shall serve from the same region. We currently have two members from the Northeast region on the board (Matt Michel and Lyle Sexton). This means that only two of the members running from that region will be allowed on the board. All the At-large nominees will be voted upon by the entire membership. Only members in the Southwest region will be eligible to vote for the Southwest region election. Ballots will be sent to every active ACA member on October 3, 2016. Marked ballots are then due back to Karlin & Long, LLC with a postmark of no later than October 28, 2016. Do not send them to the ACA office, the votes need to be counted by our accounting firm. Karlin & Long, LLC 2200 Kentucky Ave. Platte City, MO 64079

ACA Board of Director Candidates BRAD WINEGARDNER Lima, Ohio At Large

My name is Brad Winegardner and I am from Lima, Ohio. I have been raising Chianina influenced cattle for over thirty years. I am a partner in Winegardner Show Cattle LLC and work together with my son and son-in-law. I love the Chianina breed and was very fortunate to have gotten started and learned from some of the very best leaders in the industry namely Gail Long, John Coble and Harold Stanford. I have been married to my wife Melanie for 34 years and we have three children, son Tyler and his wife Natalie and their sons Becket and Ryker, a daughter Ashlie and her husband Shane Werk and daughter Hannah and her husband Kurtis Klingaman and their son McCoy. I grain farm about 1000 acres with my father and brother. I have been a believer in this breed for many years and am excited about making connections with the new families who are choosing to raise Chi influenced cattle as well as continuing a good relationship with the many veteran breeders. In an ever changing industry it is very impor¬tant to be able to stand out and even make changes if necessary for the betterment of our breed.

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ACA BUSINESS

ACA Board of Director Candidates KEN CULP III

I’m Ken Culp, from Nicholasville, Kentucky, and I would like to serve on the ACA Board of Directors. Nicholasville, KY I was born and raised on a large cattle and grain farm, operated by my father and At Large grandfather, near Rensselaer, in northwest Indiana. They fed out about 1200 cattle a year in eight feedlots and also ran about 40 brood cows. I attended Purdue University and was a member of the national championship livestock judging team, graduating with a BS in Animal Sciences. I worked for the Purdue Division of Agriculture as a Livestock Market Reporter for four years, then returned to Purdue to work on my Master’s Degree, also in Animal Sciences, and coached livestock judging teams for three years. I spent two and a half years at Young and Guard, a purebred hog farm near West Lafayette, then accepted a position as a 4-H Youth Development Agent. While I was a 4-H Agent, I began working on my Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Administration, graduating in 1995 (again, from Purdue), and accepted a position as Extension Specialist in Volunteerism and Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education at The Ohio State University. I spent nearly four good years at Ohio State, then moved to a similar position at the University of Kentucky. I’ve been at UK since 1999, assisting 4-H Agents in expanding volunteer involvement in their programs. I also consult with nonprofit and governmental organizations nationwide on a wide range of topics related to developing and enhancing volunteer programs and improving the effectiveness of volunteer boards. My wife, Nancy, and I are the parents of three grown daughters, Brittany, Kelsey and Laurel. Each of them have been very active in the American Junior Chianina Association and the ACA. All three have served on the AJCA Board of Directors and both Brittany and Kelsey were National Queens. Kelsey is currently a director on the ACA Ladies Auxiliary Board of Directors, and Nancy has also served a term with the Auxiliary. Brittany lives near Denver and is a fitness coach. Kelsey is a regional sales rep for Vitalix, is married to Derek Evans and has two children, Kennedy and Brooks. Laurel is a sophomore at UK, majoring in Animal Sciences. My wife, Nancy, is the Administrative Assistant to the National Director of the UK Alumni Association. Our family, together with my father, Ken, Jr., and my nephew, Brandon, operate Grand ‘Ole Place Farms, with divisions in Indiana and Kentucky. We run about 75 cows; including 45 registered Chiangus and Chianina, 10 Hereford and Polled Hereford and several recips. I previously served two terms on the ACA Board of Directors, including four years as secretary. I facilitated the development of the ACA Long Range Plan in May, 2015 and currently am secretary of the ACA Foundation. I am passionate about the ACA. I am seeking a position as a director, simply because I want to serve and because I enjoy being actively involved in our association. The ACA is a great member-driven organization. It provides exemplary customer service and has a terrifically dedicated, professional staff. But the ACA Staff cannot serve the needs of the organization and its membership alone. It takes all of us working together, doing our part, to ensure that we continue to improve and chart a course that will lead us successfully into the next decade. I look forward to the opportunity to serve and humbly request your guidance and support.

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ACA BUSINESS

ACA Board of Director Candidates JAMES JOHNSON

Since day one of our American Chianina Association there have been board members who have wanted to promote their own agenda. That agenda is changing what a Chianina Polk City, Iowa should be in their minds, not what a Chianina is. They put in composits in the hope that At Large someday that is what a Chianina should be. Lucky the original board had a majority that believed all aspects of the breed should be promoted and we thrived and were the envy of all breeds so much so that they used our genetics to improve their cattle which they did. Thanks to DNA they now cannot use our genetics and claim them to be purebreds. Our downhill slide as a breed started with the leadership in the 80’s and has continued to today where we are at such a low point that I question if the Chianina breed will survive at all. We are loosing State and National shows and sales at an alarming rate. Since 2000 we have lost 3000 members and are now at an all time low compared to other breeds. The overall percentage of our registered cattle is as low as it has ever been with most being under 12% to as low as 1%. We have allowed dirty pedigrees in our registrations and I wonder why? Who would think 1% and dirty pedigrees would help sell any breed? Be honest about it, we have lost all breed identity. We are more a three way cross breed than a Chianina breed. If we are going in the right direction, please explain to me why DOWN is the right direction. It is very much time for a change if we are to survive as a breed. The change I am talking about starts with the board of directors. We need to get back to the basics which is following the “ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION” for registering and promoting all aspects of the Chianina breed equally as spelled out by the ARTICLES. No more executive sessions at board meetings. This is a “not for profit” and should be totally open to the membership. What is there to hide? Just look to the Simmental breed and the success they are having. That breed is promoting all aspects of their breed with the main focus on the higher percentages. Their main percentages are 3/4 and 7/8 purebreds. I do not think we should give up on the club calf end of the Chianina breed, however, I do think they should be registered as a different name like Chianina Influence. I think the club calf needs to continue but the board of directors and membership need to change and promote cattle that can satisfy the needs of the commercial breeder as well. For that to happen some hard choices have to be made. The choice is do we want to rebuild this magnificent breed or do we want to continue with the same policies and watch the Chianina breed be destroyed!! My name is James V. Johnson and my family and I have been breeding Chianina cattle under our farm name of 5J CHIANINA since 1975. My sons, Joel, Jerry and Jeff showed at many different Junior shows. Joel’s junior membership number was 14 and he helped to organize several junior associations in many states. Jerry received one of the Women’s Auxilary Scholarships and graduated from Iowa State University. If you look at the building fund plaque at the Association you will see our name appears on it twice. Through the years we helped promote the Chianina breed by showing at many shows across the country. We hauled boxes of Chianina clothing and helped sell them for the Women’s Auxilary. During that time we had many Champions, even some Chianina steers. Our first bull calf, 5J Mr. Jeff, was 75% Chianina and 25% Angus. He became champion at many different shows. American Breeders Service leased him from us and he topped the commercial semen sales for three years. They sold 30,000 units of semen on him and said they never had one report of any calving problems. Can we say that of the type of cattle we are selling and breeding today? In my opinion, this is the type of bull that will work today for the commercial man.

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ACA BUSINESS

ACA Board of Director Candidates JERRY JOHNSON Polk City, IA At Large

My name is Jerry Johnson, and I am running for ACA board of directors. Let me give you some background. I grew up with Chianina and was junior member #149. I was also on the ACA Jr. Board and won the second Auxiliary Scholarship. I attended and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. We exited the cattle business during my college years due to family time constraints. I have worked in the agricultural manufacturing industry for 26 years. I am currently the Scheduling Manager for the largest agriculture tire plant in the world. I have also been keeping busy as a multiple term board member of a large credit union in Des Moines, Iowa. With my parents retired, and our kids grown, we decided we needed Chianina back in our life and roaming our pasture, so we started buying and breeding cattle again in 2008. So why am I running? In all honesty, I feel the board has let the breed and the membership down. The proof was in the state of breed presentation given to us last year at the national show in Louisville by the long range planning committee. Membership has dropped, animals registered per member has dropped. Registrations have dropped. Our bank account has dropped. The number of shows we have has dropped. Entries to shows

have dropped. I will work to fix this. How? Not by eliminating any facet of the breed, but by doing what the founders of the breed set out to do, and focus on ALL aspects, uses, appendices or registration groups of the breed. If some one raises it, it should be promoted by the ACA. There should be room for everyone and everyone should be treated equally. The first cover of the Journal was mirrored. Here is the explanation from the original board. “Reflected in our cover is our Association philosophy of never attempting to portray to our breeders “the ideal Chianina bull or cow” hopefully never to stereotype or standardize our breeders’ thinking as to “the” type, structure or color pattern of this magnificent breed. Always mindful that in nature differences are more precious for survival than likenesses.” Not following the founder’s mindset is EXACTLY what is happening, and we are going to lose for it. Recent boards have made the “show calf type” the breed. Look at the logos. Look in the journal. The board has gone as far as to comment as to being the breed that dominates the show ring. Guess what? Shows are being lost. The Iowa State Fair Open show that my family worked hard to get is now gone. Why? Because even in the heart of show cattle land we couldn’t get the numbers to keep a show. Same with our Winter Beef Expo. Again, with the establishment of this “type”, we lost the commercial aspect. Gone is a junior show in Texas, with another on the way out. Why? Because the breed identity is lost and the cattle showing up are no longer recognizable as Chianina. They are Angus hybrids. We now have our breeders selling their bulls labeled that way. Gone too are Chianina bulls from sire magazines. There are registered bulls in those magazines, but they are labeled composites or club calf sires and not meant for the commercial user. We have allowed Simmental to take over the commercial aspect with their Black Purebreds. Our board chose to eliminate that program, although no one can find the notes, minutes or membership votes that prove it was eliminated. Other members still believe it is in place. The reason elimination of this registration varies depending on which board member you talk to and ranges from, being eliminated to get rid of the rounding up to prevent low percentage cattle from rounding up to 1% to be registered or risk lawsuit, to being wasted canned because no one was raising them, to being too expensive to program the computer registration system. The net result is the same: No black cattle carry the fullblood phenotype at a percentage that can provide ACTUAL HYBRID VIGOR/ADVANTAGE with the hide color to grab the Angus premium in the sale barn. It is time for the old visions to be brought back in a modern form. I will bring that vision. I will bring open and honest communication. I will bring the courage to be different back to the board. A lot that our family worked for in the early years are gone. I want to be on the board and have plans and visions to bring the breed back, BEFORE IT IS LONG FORGOTTEN. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 13


ACA BUSINESS

ACA Board of Director Candidates DR. ROBIN SHEETS West Lafayette, Indiana At Large

Dr. Robin and Becky Sheets live in West Lafayette, IN and have been raising Chianina cattle since 1973. They have three married children and nine grandchildren all seven years and younger. Rob grew up on the cattle and grain farm which is still owned and operated by the Sheets family and will reach 100 years in 2018. Strong family roots and good cattle have been the main stay of this farm and continues to energize the pursuit of excellence of the Chianina breed and the fostering of many friendships of old and new Chianina enthusiast. Dr. Rob has served on the board previously and after standing back for a few years has decided to seek another term to again serve the ACA family. “I feel passionate about the Chianina influenced cattle of all percentages and will strive to help move ACA programs forward in a positive manner. A few issues facing the ACA at this time are market share, commercial acceptance, breeding values of our cattle, developing a purebred valued program, and getting more cattlemen involved with the ACA family. These are some of the reasons I wish to serve on the board again.” I would appreciate your support and promise to do what is in the best interest for all ACA members and this great breed of cattle if elected. The foundation of the future must be laid today by all of us.

CRAIG LAUGHLIN

My name is Craig Laughlin, and I would like to serve you as a board member and represent your interests. Jonesboro, Texas My wife Stephanie and I currently manage a ranch in Jonesboro, Texas. where we are Southwest Region responsible for a registered herd, marketing bulls and heifers, as well as marketing custom fed beef. I have enjoyed raising, and have a passion for all types of Chianina cattle, from low percentage cattle up to and including Fullblood Chianina cattle. I see that, as a breed, we have lost our ability to influence multiple market sectors by trying to Press “the breed” in to a cookie cutter “type.” We currently have a microcosm of a niche attempting to represent “the breed.” That’s like calling the “sprinkles” on a cake, the whole darn cake! That decision (made 15+ years ago) is tragic at best and at worst, will mean the end of the ACA- but not the breed. The breed can and will carry on through other avenues. It’s the 11th hour for the ACA- but not the breed. If you think that the power to regain our downwardly spiraling revenues, registrations, memberships, sale results, show turn outs, and industry effectiveness is worth saving THROUGH the ACA, I am willing to work with other likeminded breeders to promote the cattle that can be marketed from the bottom up. There’s an old saying that goes “you can put your boots in the oven, but it doesn’t make them biscuits!” We’ve had previous boards trying to feed the nation’s cattlemen “boots” long enough. They have all but completely turned their backs on the ACA- but not the breed. Let’s work together to promote the Chianina breed, and see it flourish, and we may see that the ACA then flourishes as well.

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ACA BUSINESS

ACA Board of Director Candidates KEITH SCHRICK

A fourth generation farmer/rancher, Keith Schrick has been involved in the beef industry all of his life. He showed Angus heifer is FFA and that led him to Oklahoma Milsap, Texas State University where he received a B.S. in Agricultural Education. Southwest Region Keith’s involvement with the Chianina breed began in June 1974 when he began using Chianina semen on commercial and Angus cows. From that start, Keith has raised percentage and fullblood Chianina. Keith operates Schrick Land & Cattle, LTD. In Millsap, Texas, in partnership with his wife Dana, and their sons, Jason and his wife Andrea and their children Jaden and Allison; and josh and his wife Erica and their children Kagen and Kooper. Schrick Land & Cattle has been a mainstay in the Chianina breed for over 40 years. Over the years, SLC has raised and exhibited many champion at show in our region, state and nationally. Sons Jason and Josh we both involved with Chianina cattle growing up and that tradition is being carried on in the next generation with the grandchildren. Keith enthusiastically grinned and said, “after the absence of Chianina fullbloods on the ranch for many years, we added a herd of Chianina fullbloods last year and it is already growing. The purpose of this was to expand our genetic base in our Chianina and Chiangus breeding program. It is our intention to continue breeding our Chianina fullbloods to strengthen our overall bloodline.” “I would like to continue to be involved in shaping the direction of the Chianina breed into the future,” Keith said. “I have seen many changes in our breed since the beginning and I believe we are positioning our breed to play an even larger role in the future of the beef industry. I have enjoyed being your At-large Board Member so would you now please consider me for the Southwest Region Director when casting your vote.” Set your GPS and head on out to the ranch to visit us and look over our Chianina cattle.

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ACA LADIES AUXILIARY

ACA Ladies Auxiliary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Plan to Attend Our Ladies Luncheon by Jessica Cheesman, President

Summer has come to an end and harvest is approaching quickly. That means one thing…Louisville is right around the corner. I hope everyone is making plans to attend the N.A.I.L.E. The ACA has been working very hard to make this an outstanding event. Ladies, I hope you are all planning on attending our Ladies Luncheon. The “Come As You Are Luncheon” will be on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00 am. This will be our annual meeting and membership drive, along with elections. We need to get as many ladies as we can involved, so please try and stop by. We always have a great time and it’s nice to get away from the barn for a little while. Also, in this issue are the guidelines for Chi Lady of the Year. We wanted to give more women the opportunity to be nominated even if they cannot make it to Louisville. The Chi Lady of the Year is a lady who has been active in Chi Cattle, works with the youth and is involved in her community. Please remember whoever is nominated does not have to be present at Louisville. Please email your nominations to jessicalcheesman@gmail.com before November 1, 2016. The Silent Auction is our only fund raiser for the year, so please stop by the booth and see all the items up for bids. Last year we had a tremendous turnout and I am hoping we have an even bigger auction this year. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will go towards funding the Queen throughout the year. I am sure there will be something that you cannot live without! I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks at Louisville!

American Chianina Ladies Auxiliary

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Jessica Cheesman President/ At Large 4199 S. 900 W. • Farmland, IN 47340 765.468.7405 • Term Expires 2016 Misty Lehnert Vice President/ Southeast Region 330 S. Hood • Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 931.766.0504 • Term Expires 2016 Deb Geuns Secretary & Treasurer/ At Large 4995 Sleight Rd. • Bath, MI 48808 517.641.7152 Kelsey Culp Northeast Region 1065 Durham Lane • Nicholasville, KY 40356 859.553.3059 • Term Expires 2016 Shawnda Foster Southwest Region Rt.2 Box 36 • Lockney, TX 79241 806.652.2383 • Term Expires 2016 Marna Higgins Southeast Region 9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 615.273.2656 • Term Expires 2016 Bridget Schaefer Northwest Region Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 701.725.4902 • Term Expires 2016 Donna Roach Southwest Region 408 Higgins Rd. • Waxahachie, TX 75167 972.937.8021 • Term Expires 2016 Barb Garrett Northeast Region 4496 N. Round Barn Rd. • Richmond, IN 47374 765.969.0921 • Term Expires 2016


Attention

Chi Ladies or Men

The Chianina Ladies Auxiliary is looking for outstanding Chi Ladies in your area. Each year the Ladies Auxiliary selects an outstanding Lady. She is active in the Chianina breed, works with youth and is active in her community. We would like to have nominations for lady’s that work hard in their communitites, that you feel deserve the award for “Chi Lady of the Year.” To nominate someone submit a letter telling why you feel this lady should recieve this award. Tell us about her and her accomplishments. The “Chi Lady of the Year” will be selected at the Ladies Luncheon during Louisville. The honoree does not have to be present to accept this award. Letters or emails must be dated by November 1, 2016 Send your recommendation to: Jessica Cheesman 4199 S. 900 W. Farmland, IN 47340 jessicalcheesman@gmail.com

Index to Advertisers ACA National Online Event. . . . Inside Front Cover

Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

ACA/SC Online Sale Partnership. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Harvest of Excellence Sale . . . . . . . . . . Front Cover

AJCA Fundraiser Raffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Bushy Park Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 CK Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Dazzlin’ In Diamonds Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Factory Direct Elite Female Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Background photo by Taylor Dorsey

Higgins Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover KQM Show Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Merck Animal Health Resflor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Stoppel Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Sullivan Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Winegardner Show Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . Front Cover

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AJCA UPDATES

AJCA Excited for New Raffle Fundraiser by Morgan Lehnert, Tennessee

Crazy busy might be the best way to describe this fall. School is back in full swing across the country. Judging vans are loaded down, a new crop of calves is in need of attention and many other extracurricular activities are firing up. With so much going on we tend to lose track of what is most important in life: family and friends. Too often we take so much of this for granted. It really was a highlight of my summer to pack up the truck and trailer and head to Grand Island for the National Junior Heifer Show. After several hours of Name that Tune and I have to pee, we made it. Once get the cattle situated and stall made I find my special cow showing friends. As we know they are extra special friends. We maybe talk about the past, or the summer so far for a second before we move into what did you bring and what contests are we going to participate in. While our families get us to the show it is you, the breeders, who make it all possible by raising some of the best cattle on the planet and sponsoring the show. We truly appreciate all of the work, effort and money you donate to make this great event possible. I think I speak for everyone when I say “thank you.” Everyone on the AJCA junior board is excited about the fundraiser for the 2017 NJHS in Hutchinson, Kansas. It is not every day you can win a four wheeler or a port-a-cool in the same raffle. We also have some other great prizes to win as well. Every AJCA board member has tickets for sale, get in touch with one of us. The raffle will take place between the Chianina and Chiangus female show at NAILE. Make sure you get your tickets before then. Five lucky winners will be announced. Stay tuned for more information. Good luck to everyone exhibiting cattle in Louisville and look forward to seeing you there.

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AJCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee Colton Geiger • President 6680 E Johnson Rd. • Columbia City, IN 46725 260.479.5397 • cjgeiger@purdue.edu Term Expires 2017 Curtis Harsh • Vice President/Southeast 5075 State Route 203 • Radnor, OH 43066 740.272.0339 • cmharsh@iastate.edu Term Expires 2017 Halley Becking • Treasurer/Northwest Region 15669 448th Ave. • Florence, SD 57235 605.880.4363 • halleybecking@gmail.com Term Expires 2017 Tyler Pinkerton • Secretary/At Large 2062 W Scratchgravel Rd • Liberty, IN 47353 765-580-8343 • tpinkerton12@gmail.com Term Expires 2018 Carson Goff • Public Relations/At Large 26880 Acorn Rd • Hopedale, IL 61747 309-678-7814 • carson.goff@yahoo.com Term Expires 2017

AJCA Directors Kodi Gehl Ericson, NE 308.201.0635 Kgehl15@hotmail.com Term Expires 2018

Ashley Miller Armington, IL 217.871.7967 Ash.miller04@hotmail.com Term Expires 2018

Morgan Lehnert At Large 330 S. Hood Rd Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 931-231-0144 mlehnert8@gmail.com Term Expires 2018

Taylor Ray 1335 New Cut Rd Campbellsburg, KY 40011 502-321-9398 taylor.ray@stu.henry.kyschools.us Term Expires 2017

Shelby Manning 2375 Hillgrove-Woodington Rd. Union City, OH 45390 937-564-2840 shelbyjcattle@live.com Term Expires 2017

Sydney Wisnefski Wyoming, IL 309.883.2460 Swisnefski99@gmail.com Term Expires 2018


Selling • 40 • 25 • 55

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 | Dunlap, Iowa | 12:00 PM

For catalog call or email Summer Pieper at 712-269-5925 or summer@sullivansupply.com. View catalog and videos online at at www.maternallegends.com.

• 20 • 15 •5 • 10 •2 • 10

330 HEAD

Many Dual Registered

Shorthorn Open Heifers ShorthornPlus Open Heifers Shorthorn, ShorthornPlus, Hereford & Bred Heifers Shorthorn Cows Chi Open Heifers Lim-Flex Open Heifers Maine-Anjou/ MaineTainer Open Heifers PB Simmental Open Heifer % Simmental Open Heifers

• 32 • 40 • 300 • 25 • 20 • 10 •5 •5 •

Hereford Donor Cows Hereford Preganacies Hereford Frozen Embryos Hereford Open Heifers Club Calf Influenced Cows Angus Open Heifers Charolais Open Heifer Composite Charolais Open Heifers Semen and embryos

Lot 45...Chianina, May, Who Da Man x SSUL Sultry 6640 Lot 52...Maine-Anjou, February, Daddy’s Money x HAA Countess 399W

Lot 95...Monopoly x 105 Bred to I-80. 105’s Best Daughter yet. Lot 93...Irish Whiskey Cow Bred to Daddy’s Money

Lot 92..Irish Wishkey cow and dam of 2016 MO State Fair Grand Champion Steer

Lot 7a...ShorthornPlus, May, SULL Red Knight x SULL Lucky Stock 8411

Maternal Legends

Lot 145...TCC Miss Shelby 82T National Champion and Dam of National Champions

farms John, Dede, Sara & Sage • James • Nick

John Elder, 402.650.1385 • Josh Elder, 402.650.1380 Dunlap, Iowa 51529 | www.maternallegends.com

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NEW MEMBERS

New Junior Members CALIFORNIA

DAKOTA COMPANEY 4087 ARLINGTON AVE SANTA ROSA, CA 95407

KANSAS

DAX SEIBERT 653 20TH AVE MACKSVILLE, KS 67557

MADISON MULLION 13140 W 11TH AVE BLYTHE, CA 92225

KALE WATCHOUS 8101 A WOODLAWN NEWTON, KS 67114

IOWA

LOUISIANA

JAYLEE HAPPE 1022 590TH ST CHEROKEE, IA 51012

ILLINOIS

HANNAH WINTERS 1370 MENOMA TRL ALGONQUIN, IL 60102

INDIANA

CARSON BARNARD 4972 S BAILEY RD WABASH, IN 46992 DYLAN YOUNG 11610 E 241ST ST CICERO, IN 46034

EMILY ZAUNBRECHER 2219 GUMPOINT RD BRANCH, LA 70516

MISSISSIPPI

NATALIE NORRIS 48 CARTER DR SEMINARY, MS 39479

OHIO

KELTON COLLINS 28534 STATE ROUTE 93 MCARTHUR, OH 45651

OKLAHOMA

GARRETT MOUSE 10521 HIGHWAY 34 ELK CITY, OK 73644

MACY COLLUM PO BOX 843 PERKINS, OK 74059

HUNTER GOODMAN 230 W CALDWELL LOOP SHEPHERD, TX 77371

MARLIE COLLUM PO BOX 843 PERKINS, OK 74059

JACOB ROBINETT 870 N OAK VISTA DR BURNET, TX 78611

TEXAS

KATELYN ROBINETT 870 N OAK VISTA DR BURNET, TX 78611

CAYDEN HUGHES PO BOX 62 MONTAGUE, TX 76251 CODY DONNELL 150 LEWIS DEAS RD FORT WORTH, TX 76108 CODY DONNELL 150 LEWIS DEAS RD FORT WORTH, TX 76108 ETHAN MELVIN 14977 KYLE LN CONROE, TX 77306 ETHAN MEYERS 6629 FM 1758 BOWIE, TX 76230

LAINYE MEADOR PO BOX 168 UMBARGER, TX 79091 PAYTON RAMSEY PO BOX 345 GARRISON, TX 75946 SHELBY LYNNE JONES 658 COUNTY ROAD 2045 RAVENNA, TX 75476-6227

New Adult Members CALIFORNIA

SCOTT AUTREY PO BOX 663 PLEASANT GROVE, CA 95668

IOWA

WEIKERT SHOW CATTLE OWEN WEICKERT 1436 30TH AVE APT B ROCK VALLEY, IA 51247

MITCHELL UDELL 32138 HICKORY AVE SIOUX CITY, IA 51108

INDIANA

GREG WEHR 1551 E 550 S HUNTINGBURG, IN 47542 ROBERT E DIMMETT 1111 N STATE ST CHANDLER, IN 47610

KENTUCKY

TOLLE SHOW CATTLE BRENT TOLLE AND FAMILY 791 BRASHEARS POINT RD TAYLORSVILLE, KY 40071

MICHIGAN

SARAH DEGOOD BLACK DIAMOND 6097 SUNSET BCH LAKE ODESSA, MI 48849

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BRIAN KOETJE 7730 HOMERICH AVE SW BYRON CENTER, MI 49315

NEBRASKA

SAMANTHA YONKERS CROSS CREEK CATTLE COMPANY 71718 ROAD 382 MC COOK, NE 69001


NEW MEMBERS

New Adult Members (continued) POHLMEIER CATTLE GENE POHLMEIER 2702 ST HWY 4 LAWRENCE, NE 68935

ROUPP CATTLE CO TRISTAN ROUPP 8594 OLD TURNPIKE RD MIFFLINBURG, PA 17844

OKLAHOMA

NEW JERSEY

AJ STAHOSKI 60 CLERICO LN HILLSBOROUGH, NJ 08844

OHIO

BRANDON CORRY CORRY FARMS 3309 GRINNELL RD XENIA, OH 45385

LEWIS FAMILY CATTLE STACY OR BRENNAN LEWIS 28908 S 65TH ST E PORUM, OK 74455

SOUTH DAKOTA

DOUBLE H CATTLE CO CHRISTIAN & AMANDA HOJER 35524 167TH ST FAULKTON, SD 57438

PENNSYLVANIA

FLEENER LIVESTOCK TIM & SARAH FLEENER 273 S MOUNTAIN RD ROBESONIA, PA 19551

UTAH

THE CINDY STUART LIVING TRUST CINDY STUART PO BOX 521 MORGAN, UT 84050

AMERICAN CHIANINA ASSOCIATION DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION BLOCKS REGISTRATIONS

STANDARD FEE

STANDARD RATE

DISCOUNT

COST

SAVINGS

15

$25

$375.00

10%

$337.50

$37.50

25

$25

$625.00

15%

$531.25

$93.75

50

$25

$1,250.00

20%

$1,000.00

$250.00

100

$25

$2,500.00

25%

$1,875.00

$625.00

1708 Prairie View Rd. • P.O. Box 890 Platte City, MO 64079 816-431-2808 • 816-431-5381 Fax email: acjeditor@earthlink.net

1. The block applies to registrations for cattle aged 151-450 days 2. The block applies to only one (1) membership number 3. The block is good for one calendar year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) 4. Multiple blocks of the same denomination may be purchased 5. A 3% convenience fee will be charged on credit cards if used

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FEATURE

The Hidden Value of Breed Association Sales by Robin Marston

When is a consignment sale more than a consignment sale? According to Kevin Mears, Stock Options Marketing, breed association sales are much more than just your run of the mill consignment sales you see around the country. The first goal of every sale should be to provide a venue that facilitates the movement of cattle and genetics to fellow cattlemen. This is the essence of what a sale provides. “By comparison an association sponsored sale tries to be more than just a consignment sale. This type of sale tries to instill comradery and showcase the breed in a regional or national spotlight,” said Andee Marston, American Chianina Association. “These sales are supposed to represent what your breed has to offer fellow cattlemen. The cattle speak for much more than just a breeding program or a single animal.” Marston explained this is what the ACA is trying to achieve with the National Online Event in Louisville and the Cattlemen’s Advantage Sale in the historic yards of Denver. Both venues provide Chianina breeders an opportunity to consign as many or as few as they would like, without the expense and effort of hosting their own sale.

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“The Cattlemen’s Advantage Sale in Denver offers a unique opportunity for Chianina breeders and enthusiasts to converse and meet many types of breeders from many different breeds of cattle,” said Mears. He continued “The National Western is the Super Bowl of purebred cattle events in the U.S. and Chianina breeders should use this event to their advantage, to position themselves to meet potential customers and drive support for the breed.” “You get out of a consignment sale what you put in. This is an old saying but one that has not diminished in value. High quality cattle will command more money. “It should hurt to put cattle in a sale like at the National Western,” said Mears. “By consigning cattle you initially had in the keeper pen is a sure fire way to tempt others to add your genetics to their herd. It is a lesson hard learned but this has been the Achilles heel of consignment sales.” “Chianina breeders can build value in the breed by supporting their fellow breeders,” stated Marston. “This achieves two objectives. The first is incorporating new and exciting genetics into your herd. By incorporating new genetics, you can significantly improve your program in a short period of time. Second, the movement of cattle and genetics will be noticed by more than just breeders of Chianina cattle. Breeders of commercial and other breeds will be watching to


see where we are headed. A good turnout might entice them to buy Chianina genetics in the future and solidify our foothold within this industry.” “These sales are meant to showcase what the breed has to offer the cattle industry. While we know what our cattle have

to offer,” said Marston, “many fellow cattlemen may not be as familiar. We have to show our breed in a positive light and show that our cattle earn their keep.” Plan on joining us for the 2017 NWSS Cattlemens Advantage Sale. The consignment form is located on the next page.

“By consigning cattle you initially had in the keeper pen is a sure fire way to tempt others to add your genetics to their herd.” – Kevin Mears

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2017 NWSS Cattlemens Advantage Sale Consignment Form Sunday, January 15, 2017 At the 111th National Western Stock Show // Denver, CO Sale Starts at 12:00 PM

Entry Guidelines • All cattle must be entered by 11.18.16 • All cattle must be registered with the ACA • Bulls must be older than May 1, 2016 and no older than 28 months. • Females must be older than July 1, 2016 • Genetics Lots are eliglble at the discretion of sale mgmt. • Entry fee of $100/hd must be sent with this form • Sale Mgmt will decide the final sale order

Schedule of Events

January 13 Sale cattle check in January 15 8 am Pen Show 11 am Sale cattle on display 12 pm ACA sponsored: Cattlemens Advantage Sale

NO 6.25% RULE! Sale Management: Stock Options Marketing Kevin Mears // kevin@stockoptionsmarketing.com 937.533.0169

Farm/Ranch Name: Address: City: Phone:

ST:

Zip: Alt. Phone:

Email: Registration Numbers: Total Head_______x$100=__________ Make checks payable to ACA and return to ACA PO Box 890 PAGE 26 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 Platte City, MO 64079


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FEATURE

Chi Herdsman – Jessica Harsh by Robin Marston Passion. Dedication. Hard work. Focus. Any way you look at it, Jessica Harsh embodies these qualities, which is why she was selected as the 2016 Herdsman of the Year at the National Junior Heifer Show in Grand Island, Nebraska. Jessica grew up on a grain production operation in Radnor, Ohio with no immediate ties to the show ring. However, after watching her cousin show at the Ohio State Fair, she decided she wanted to give it a try and began showing in 4-H. Jessica started out showing steers locally in 2008, but in 2010, the Hunt family encouraged the

Harsh family to attend their first Junior National. They have not missed a single NJHS since that year in Springfield. Jessica’s biggest accomplishment to date in showing Chianina cattle was winning the Reserve Overall female at this year’s NJHS. The feeling of accomplishment, and her show family being there to help celebrate, solidifies itself as one of Jessica’s most memorable NJHS moments. “Every time I look at the picture and banner there is a rush of memories from that day.” Another of Jessica’s most memorable NJHS moments was when her younger brother, Curtis, won showmanship for

Jessica’s Tips: *Proper nutrition. It all starts here. *Hair care. I love to work hair! w. This allows you *Clip your animals before going to the sho rushed. to spend the time you need without feeling ure you do not *Packing the trailer with a checklist to ens forget anything. ortant documents *Have a folder or binder to keep the imp n papers and health in. Triple check this to be sure registratio the driveway. papers are in there prior to pulling out of

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the second time in the same ring in Springfield. “It was just so neat to watch him achieve his goals,” says Jessica. Jessica attributes much of her success to Curtis. Knowing he was always watching pushed her to continue to try to be better than the day before. “Our love for the cattle industry has brought us closer, Curtis continues to learn from the industry’s best and strives to better our herd at home, and I admire him for that. I would be willing to bet he is more of a perfectionist than I am, and that is not hard to do.” Jessica explains how showing cattle has impacted her life and shaped her into the young lady she is today. “Some of the life lessons I have learned through the show ring include sportsmanship, gratitude, responsibility and dedication. Everyone wins some, and everyone loses some. Being excited for others when they win creates lasting friendships and a positive show environment. Saying thank you goes such a long way; it is important to recognize those who have helped you along the way. Responsibility in that the cattle do not feed themselves, and the hair won’t go in the right direction without some work. And finally, being dedicated to your work leads to a fun work environment and can make every goal attainable. If you are dedicated to something, you will put your heart and soul into it and positive results will follow.”


Jessica’s advice for the younger Junior membership is to work hard, stay humble and meet everyone you can. “You never know who you are going to come across at these shows, and people recognize those who work hard. They will help you in your future careers.” Jessica served on the AJCA board for four years and strongly encourages the membership to always remember to say thank you, whether that be in person or with hand written notes. “When I started showing cattle, I had no idea it would soon become my passion, love and pretty much the center of my life,” said Jessica. She recently graduated from Purdue University, and is planning to move to Gainesville, Florida to earn her Master’s degree in Agricultural Communications at the University of Florida. It is important to Jessica to become a positive advocate for agriculture to better educate the consumer in where their food comes from. “This opportunity would not be possible without the connections and support I have gained in the cattle industry.”

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SHOW RESULTS

State Fair Winners INDIANA STATE FAIR

CHAMPION FEMALE FAB 9C 3/1/15 Sire: INTERSTATE 122 Brooke Hayden – Lowell, IN

RESERVE FEMALE WCC COWGIRL 455C 7/3/15 Sire: WCC LIQUID COURAGE 455A Olivia Wilson – Ogden, IL

CHAMPION BULL WCC GANGSTER 5/20/14 Sire: WCC TEPHLON DON 411X Wilson Cattle Co & Clarahan Farms

RESERVE BULL WCC SMOKE 447C 5/10/15 Sire: WCC Gunsmoke 365T Wilson Cattle Co – Cloverdale, IN

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PRODUCT INFORMATION NADA 141-299, Approved by FDA.

(Florfenicol and Flunixin Meglumine) Antimicrobial/Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug For subcutaneous use in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle only. Not for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older or in calves to be processed for veal. BRIEF SUMMARY: For full prescribing information, see package insert. INDICATION: RESFLOR GOLD® is indicated for treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni, and Mycoplasma bovis, and control of BRD-associated pyrexia in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use in animals that have shown hypersensitivity to florfenicol or flunixin. WARNINGS: NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product contains material that can be irritating to skin and eyes. Avoid direct contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. In case of accidental eye exposure, flush with water for 15 minutes. In case of accidental skin exposure, wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. Consult a physician if irritation persists. Accidental injection of this product may cause local irritation. Consult a physician immediately. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. For customer service or to obtain a copy of the MSDS, call 1-800-211-3573. For technical assistance or to report suspected adverse reactions, call 1-800-219-9286. Not for use in animals intended for breeding purposes. The effects of florfenicol on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined. Toxicity studies in dogs, rats, and mice have associated the use of florfenicol with testicular degeneration and atrophy. NSAIDs are known to have potential effects on both parturition and the estrous cycle. There may be a delay in the onset of estrus if flunixin is administered during the prostaglandin phase of the estrous cycle. The effects of flunixin on imminent parturition have not been evaluated in a controlled study. NSAIDs are known to have the potential to delay parturition through a tocolytic effect. RESFLOR GOLD®, when administered as directed, may induce a transient reaction at the site of injection and underlying tissues that may result in trim loss of edible tissue at slaughter.

Consumers count on the care you provide to make sure that your animals are healthy and comfortable. And when an animal does get sick, Resflor Gold® (florfenicol and flunixin meglumine) helps you do both of those things. Resflor Gold effectively targets the most common causes of BRD – and it provides relief from the fever that comes along with it.

High-quality food starts with the right care. Visit ResflorGold.com/Chianina to learn more. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product contains material that can be irritating to skin and eyes. Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 38 days of treatment. This product is not approved for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows. Use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or in calves born to these cows. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Do not use in animals that have shown hypersensitivity to florfenicol or flunixin. Not for use in animals intended for breeding purposes. The effects of florfenicol and flunixin on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined. When administered according to the label directions, RESFLOR GOLD may induce a transient local reaction in the subcutaneous and underlying muscle tissue. Brief summary available on adjacent page.

RESIDUE WARNINGS: Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 38 days of treatment. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use of florfenicol in this class of cattle may cause milk residues. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. ADVERSE REACTIONS: Transient inappetence, diarrhea, decreased water consumption, and injection site swelling have been associated with the use of florfenicol in cattle. In addition, anaphylaxis and collapse have been reported post-approval with the use of another formulation of florfenicol in cattle. In cattle, rare instances of anaphylactic-like reactions, some of which have been fatal, have been reported, primarily following intravenous use of flunixin meglumine.

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SHOW RESULTS

State Fair Winners OHIO STATE FAIR

CHAMPION FEMALE BOY JALYNN 514 4/10/15 Sire: CMAC MORGANS ICONIC Holden Levan – Woodstock, OH

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RESERVE FEMALE CHANEL 3/8/15 Sire: AFFLICTION Olivia Wood – Sabina, OH


2017 National Junior Heifer Show Fundraiser Raffle Grand Prize 2017 Honda Rancher

Reserve Grand Prize Portacool

Tickets will be available to purchase from any AJCA Board Member or from Andrea Paulson or Andee Marston. Make sure you purchase your tickets before the break between the Chianina and Chiangus show at the 2016 ACA National Show in Louisville. Several other great prizes will also be available to view at the ACA booth in the stalls. You will also receive sponsorship opportunity for the 2017 National junior Heifer Show. The more tickets you purchase the more chances you have to win. Contact Andrea or Andee for details.

American Junior Chiania Association Director: Andrea Paulson PO Box 890 Platte City, MO 64079 816.431.2808 www.chicattle.org/ajca OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 33


SHOW RESULTS

State Fair Winners

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR

CHAMPION FEMALE ABCD JJ 99C 3/21/16 Sire: BCC MIDNIGHT RIDER Ashlynne Beninga

RESERVE FEMALE HALO CHI$MA 922C 5/4/15 Sire: SAV BRILLIANCE 8077 Halley Becking

CHAMPION BULL KESS PROMISELAND 5/7/15 Sire: TB BIG CASINO NTM Cattle Co.

RESERVE BULL TB LOOKOUT 3/28/16 Sire: BMS XCALIBUR Tesch Bros – Watertown, SD

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SHOW RESULTS

State Fair Winners KENTUCKY STATE FAIR

CHAMPION FEMALE DIAMOND G SUGAR 5/22/16 Sire: SJO COOL CUSTOMER Kalli Flanders – Buffalo, KY

RESERVE FEMALE VBS RENEE 605C 1/5/15 Sire: TR YOU BETTER WATCH PCA Hallie Simpson - Falmouth, KY

CHAMPION BULL RSRS/RV KASH 1/26/16 Sire: PLAINEVIEW LUTTON E102 Sheets Chiangus & RV Chiangus

RESERVE BULL GOP KAC CAIN 531C 12/4/15 Sire: GOP YOURE A REAL BIG STAR Laurel Culp – Nicholasville, KY OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 35


SHOW RESULTS

State Fair Winners TENNESSEE STATE FAIR

CHAMPION FEMALE HIGG CALI 588C ET 11/4/15 Sire: HIGG REMEDY 732T Allison Higgins – Watertown, TN

RESERVE FEMALE WLCF MS BLACKOUT 11/23/14 Sire: DADDYS MONEY Cole Lehnert – Lawrenceburg, TN

CHAMPION BULL HIGG CLOCKWORK 88C 4/12/15 Sire: BUSHS UNBELIEVABLE Higgins Farms – Watertown, TN

RESERVE BULL WLCF RANGE BOSS 926C 5/20/15 Sire: WLCF RANGE BOSS Morgan Lehnert – Lawrenceburg, TN

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Advertising Space Rates and Information Please submit all advertising copy, photos, etc. or camera ready ads to the ACJ at 1708 Prairie View Rd. • P.O. Box 890 • Platte City, MO 64079 816-431-2808 • 816-431-5381 Fax • email: acjeditor@earthlink.net Advertising Deadlines: Copy and photographs for ads must reach the ACJ office the first of the month preceding date of issue (i.e. November 1 for the December issue). Ads postmarked after deadline or placed after the deadline will be charged an additional $50.

Black & White (space only - does not include color and/or photos)

Copy Changes: Changes to the advertisements after the deadline will only be made if time permits and will incur additional charges for time and materials involved in the change. Minimum charge is $50.

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Advertising Content: The ACJ reserves the right to refuse any advertising copy at its sole discretion. The ACJ assumes no responsibilities for the accuracy of the advertising content as submitted. Advertisers assume all responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted advertising containing pedigrees or statements regarding performance. Advertisers shall indemnify and hold harmless the ACJ for any claims concering advertising content as submitted. Digital Photography: Many advertisers are choosing to supply digital photos rather than glossy prints for use in their ACJ advertising. The ACJ will not be responsible for thequality of photo reproduction or printing as a result of any digital photos supplied. The ACJ will not be liable for any financial compensation or discounted advertsing as a result of poor reproduction quality of digital photos. All digital photos supplied for use in the ACJ will be used at the advertiser’s risk.

Photo by Reagan Clarahan

Full Page $495

1/2 Page $300

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Per Inch $20

Each additional color $85 (4/color ad $245 additional) Special color - $145 B&W photos - $10 each Color photos - $30 each Trim size - 51 picas x 66 picas (8.5” x 11”) Image Area - 45 picas x 60 picas (7.5” x 10”) Position and color guaranteed only for contract ads. Rates subject to change without notice

Special Position Rates (space & 4/color only) • Inside Back Cover - $840 • Inside Front Cover - $840 • Back Cover - $840

Due Care: The ACJ staff devotes the utmost care in preparing each advertisement. The ACJ cannot be responsible for errors in advertising copy received by telephone or for copy received after the deadline.

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BOARD REPORT

ACA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Platte City, MO • Wenesday, March 16 • Matt Michel, Secretary, ACA Board of Directors

The ACA board of directors met on Wednesday March 16, 2016 ACA office Platte City, MO. ACA board members present included Shields, Michel, Stoppel, Schrick, Pittman, Hunter, Sexton and Winegardner. Staff member present was Marston, (Holt, Rose and Schaefer, were absent.) Chairman Val Shields called the meeting to order at 4:35 P.M. Each board member gave a general update of weather & condition in their local area.

Officer’s Reports: Secretary’s Report:

Reports were distributed of January & February conference calls. Schrick moved to approve, seconded by Rick Hunter, minutes approved.

Building/grounds:

Andee Marston reported the repairs to the roof worked and the building is in good shape.

Treasurer’s Report:

Art Pittman distributed year to date statement. Hunter moved to accept the minutes, Schrick second, report approved.

Registration Report:

Andee Marston updated the board on registrations and members to date, both are flat. Marston reported the new program digital beef is working

very well and has allowed the office staff to be much more efficient. Also discussed was a moratorium on aged cows to allow breeders to catch up on older cows that had slipped through the cracks. Lyle Sexton moved to recess until tomorrow morning, Hunter second. Meeting recessed at 6:36PM Meeting resumed 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Dr. Jason Apple from Arkansas University conducted a round table discussion concerning premium beef marketing and meat business. Dr. Bob Weaber conference call discussion about heterosis. Much discussion about breeding values and the benefit of various Chianina percentages.

Committee Reports: Show & Sale Report:

Jr National Update- Andee gave an update on National Junior Heifer Show. Planning is going well, the schedule is posted on the website. As a reminder the ACA Board meeting will be June 22 at 9am in Grand Island. Chiangus Classic: Andee reported that nominations are due May 2. Interest has been very strong. Numbers will end up about the same as last year but with more exhibitors than previous year.

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ACA Foundation Report: Nothing to report

Recognition Committee: Nothing to report

Long Range:

Nothing to report

Promotions, Benefits & Marketing:

New logo. A slate of new logos was presented to the board and much discussion ensued. Hunter moved to accept logo b. from the offering. Seconded by Stoppel motion passed.

New Business:

Michel moved the ACA implement and award for the best in show Fullblood Chianina animal to be shown at the conclusion of Chianina show. Motion seconded and much discussion ensued. Michel then moved to table the motion on the floor, seconded by Schrick. Motion tabled. Andee is currently looking into a partnership with an online auction service as an added value for the membership. More information will be available at the next board meeting. Discussion about the National Sale Discussion about Denver sale. ACA Journal update from Andee Marston, Pittman moved to enter executive session, Schrick second board entered executive session at 6:15pm. Hunter moved to resume the meeting at 7:37 PM Schrick moved to adjourn at 7:38 pm seconded by Stoppel.


Sale October 19, 2016 on Show Circuit Online

We are proud to offer a competive set of Chiangus, Chi, Maine and Angus females. These females are royally bred and will work in and out of the showring. Cattle available for viewing anytime. Check Show Circuit Online for photos and videos.

KQM Cattle Co.

447 W 16th St Minden, NE 68959 Robin: 402.461.1734 Quin: 402.984.0961 rdrutt_22@hotmail.com

Special Guests Circle L Maines Hidden Valley Angus

Courtney Lovett Jeff Lovett 1219 Road AA 16310 S Conestoga Ave Blue Hill, NE Bladen, NE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 39 402.984.3133 402.460.0993


Herds that have registered or been transferred Fullblood Chianina in the last fiscal year. Glen Klippenstein Klippenstein Family Farm Box 457 Maysville, MO 64469

Anthony Edwards Edwards Cattle Company 714 Burwell Ave. Stanton, VA 24401

Ricardo Stefano Stefano Farms 1690 Bornt Hill Rd. Endicott, NY 13760

C/O Charles Mcdonald Walter G. Mize’s Ranches P O Box 1956 Cleburne, TX 76033

Steve and Bevalie Allen Allen Farms 2929 US Rt. 5A West Burke, VT 05871

James & Connie Johnson 5J Chianina 10398 NW 44th St. Polk City, IA 50226

Gerald Smith Smith Farms 22833 Aspen Rd. Sarcoxie, MO 64862 Chris Howard 5365 W. Hwy. 36 Sharpsburg, KY 40374 Louie J. Martin 3150 Kirk Rd. Monroe, GA 30656

LA Reid Shelton Shelton Farms 665 Friendship Rd. Altoona, AL 35952 Wayne Gaige 26422 Weaver Rd. Chaumont, NY 13622 Craig Laughlin Chi West PO Box 217 Devine, TX 78016

Jerry & Jean Johnson 2GTHR Chianina 10461 NW Polk City Dr. Polk City, IA 50226 Edward Frederick 362 Mercer Rd. Norridgewock, ME 04957 Zim Browning 3639 Ouachita 2 Louann, AR 05760

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Daileen Reams W. 5998 Town Hill Rd. Peshtigo, WI 54157

Brett Moore 44296 Brett Moore Rd. Franklinton, LA 70438

Ron Scarlata S&S Chianina Ranch 9810 Bay Lake Rd. Groveland, FL 34736

Phillip Kemp Circle K 29279 Hwy. 1070 Franklinton, LA 70438

Charles & Virginia Mclane Mclane Farm Reg. Chianina 85 Pearl Rd. Orwell, VT 5760 Schrick Land and Cattle 728 White Bull Ln. Millsap, TX 76066 Larry Cook Cook Farm 1741 Hebron Church Rd. Statham, GA 30666

omas Burns 14 North Main St. Upton, MA 1568 Sugar Mountain Maple Farms Haig Brochu 1133 North Palermo Rd Freedom, ME 04941


Chi Genetics Directory GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

RSE

Johnson

Farms, Inc.

C h i a ng us

P.O. Box 330 Stephens, GA 30667

Roddy Sturdivant

Rob Postin

mobile (770) 372–0400 office (770) 921–3207

home (706) 759–2220 barn (706) 759–2209

Terry Johnson, Owner 309.337.8440

Drew Johnson 309.337.5700

TALMO RANCH

Chiangus & Chiford Cattle Wayne & Jill Miller, Owners P.O. Box 68 • Talmo, GA 30575 Phone: (706) 693-4133 or Fax: (706) 693-4359 Email: talmoranch@aol.com

Web site: www.talmoranch.com

INDIANA

Gettinger Chi Angus Selling Bulls, Heifers & Steers Barb Gettinger 3464 S. 325 E. Rushville, IN 46173

Jeff & Lisa Gettinger 4858 E 200 S Rushville, IN 46713 (765) 561-4434 jlgett@yahoo.com

Sam Gettinger (765) 561-3130 s.gettinger@yahoo.com

Cell: 765-969-0154 Email: lgarrett@globalsite.net

WWW.GETTINGERCHIANGUS.COM

Jeff Miller 6863 S. 200 E. Cutler, IN 46920 (765) 268-2409 (765) 414-4547 – cell Grand Champion Steer 2012 Indiana State Fair

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 41


Chi Genetics Directory IOWA

Clarahan Farms Dennis • Ryan • Neil

Breeders of Chiangus Cattle 19425 280th Avenue • Harper, IA 52231 (641) 635-2454 – office Dennis: (319) 330-6377 • Ryan: (641) 660-2713 Neil: (641) 660-2257

KANSAS

5J / 2GTHR Chianina

Breeding Quality 50% to 100% Chianina for true hybrid vigor

Pure Royalty 5MT 98% P.B. by Royal Flush - FB Mommas Boy 4MT by Falletto - Fullblood Jim & Connie Johnson • cell: 515.745.3649 • jjncj1962@gmail.com Jerry & Jean Johnson • cell: 515.314.8939 • jeanshubby2003@gmail.com

3320 Merriam Lane • Kansas City, KS 66106 1-800-521-3330 N I G R O S W E S T E R N S TO R E . C O M

KENTUCKY 814 Ard Ridge Rd. Nancy, KY 42544 Office & Fax: (606) 871-9454

Home of Quality Chiangus Cattle Val B. & Vicky B. Shields 837 Dahms Rd. Falmouth, KY 41040 (859) 654-4440 or (859) 391-0758

Owners: Leonard & June Branscum: (606) 871-7859 Neal & Rebekah Branscum: (606) 872-5395

Fullblood Chianina Bulls & Females Available Chris & Brandhi Howard 5365 West Highway 36 Sharpsburg, KY 40374 606.247.2154 chris.howard@bath.kyschools.us www.champagnefarm.com PAGE 42 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

Web site: www.VBSFarms.com


Chi Genetics Directory KENTUCKY

NEBRASKA

Chiangus Bulls for Sale

WALCO FARMS Since 1972

5645 KY HWY 300 Stanford, KY 40484 www.walcofarms.com Bart L. Glass Chiangus Mgr.

WALCO HUFFMAN

859-326-0590

NEW JERSEY

MICHIGAN

V VK KR

RIVERVIEW FARM FULL BLOOD CHIANINA NOW AVAILABLE:

Home of FBF Nevada Nights 2CA

Bulls & Cows Cow/Calf Pairs Open & Bred Heifers Bull Calves

The Vander Kolks Carl, Gail, Craig, Kim & Susan Dorr, Michigan

(616) 896-9190 (office) • (616) 896-9433 (Carl & Gail) (616) 896-1637 (Brady & Susan Ostrom)

Adam F. Ambielli 412 Trimmer Road Califon, New Jersey 07830 (908) 832-2526 ambielli@earthlink.net

NORTH DAKOTA Chiangus, Chimaine & Angus Bulls Available by Private Treaty Ken, Deb & Christina Geuns 4995 Sleight Rd. Bath, MI 48808 (517) 641-7152

Harlan & Leah Ritchie 4537 Comanche Dr. Okemos, MI 48864 (517) 333-0649 2013 NWSS Champion Chianina Female Pen

VF New Edition 201 1CM 2003 ACA National Champion Chi Bull

MISSOURI

Bryan, John & Jerry Schaefer P.O. Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 Bryan: (701) 721-8091 bschaefer@srt.com John: (701) 720-7220 Jerry: (701) 720-2061 schaeferchiangus@srt.com

Visit us at www.schaeferchiangus.com

H L H Ranch Your source for everything Chianina Fullblood 3/4 Chianina 1/2 • 3/8 • 1/4 - Chiangus

Steve, Barb, Tyler & Bethany 8005 Hwy. 32 Gwinner, ND 58040 (701) 678-2225 Tyler (Cell) (605) 695-3295

Harold Harvey 44359 Highway W • Worthington, MO 63567 515.249.7902 HLHranch@gmail.com

2014 CHAMPION PEN OF CHI BULLS

Form to Function

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 43 HLHRanchCard-2.indd 1

8/5/16 2:36 PM


Chi Genetics Directory OHIO

RON KREIS, AUCTIONEER 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer Specializing in Purebred & General Livestock Auctions Ron Kreis Adamsville, OH (740) 796-5242 (740) 683-3235 rtkreis93@gmail.com

TENNESSEE John Coble, Consultant • (406) 254-2548 Scott Coble, Herd Manager • (423) 921-4221 Business Office: Old Mills Square 215W. Broadway St., Ste. D, • Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272- 0225 Richard Alan Arnold, President & Manager

Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch

BOTTOM LINE GENETICS FOR PROFIT MINDED C ATTLEMEN

Woodhaven Farms

Sponsor of

John & Debbie Woodroof 1264 Young Rd. Lebanon, TN 37090 (615) 444-3519

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Tennessee Chianina Steer & Heifer Futurity

Tom Gunn & Family R.R. 3, Box 120 Decherd, TN 37324 (615) 467-3254


Chi Genetics Directory TEXAS

David and DarLee Foster 570 FM 2883 Lockney, TX 79241 806-652-3824 home 806-983-7221 mobile Office: 806-652-3351

E

Jody and Shawnda Foster 1231 CR 57 Lockney, TX 79241 806-652-2383 home 806-983-7225 mobile Fax: 806-652-3738

Circle E Cattle Company Mineral Wells,Texas

Raising Quality Chi Cattle

Email: fosterbros@att.net WWW.FOSTERBROSFARMS.COMEmail: fosterbros@att.net

Shawn Ethridge (940) 328-4723

BW Ethridge (940) 452-1100

Walter G. Mizes Ranches

Fullblood Chianina bulls and females always available. Charles McDonald Ranch Manager/Herdsman Hwy. 281 North Hico, TX 76457 (254) 796-4070 • Fax (254) 796-2330

Keith & Dana Schrick Business: (817) 613-0724 Cell: (817) 366-6435

Call for video.

Jason Schrick Business: (817) 596-0799 Cell: (817) 366-8511

Certified Brucellosis & TB Free Herd ID #20020090310

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 45


JOin US FOR The FOLLOwinG SaLeS October 22 - 2016 Tradition of excellence Sale

style X 198 (toP sCret) maInangus heIFer

Final Drive From South Dakota - Mitchell, South Dakota all breeds show heifer sell, 50 top end bred heifers sell

style X 055m - ChIangus heIFer style X 910y (monoPoly/055m) ChIanIna heIFer

December 3 - 2016 Major Cow herd Reduction Sale - Dunlap, iowa 150 head sell, all breeds, proven donors and productive cows will be offered

OFFeRinGS yOU Can’T aFFORD TO MiSS!

daddy’s money maIne-anjou heIFer

Bushy Park Farm 88X X Ima (aBout tIme/harley) Polled hereFord heIFer PAGE 46 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

40281 260th Street • Mitchell, SD 57301 Fax: 605-996-0721 • Steve Robinson, Owner Cory Thomsen, General Manager, 605-730-2397 Collin Langston, Show & Sale Cattle, 260-224-8379

On-line at: www.bpfcc.com. Visitors always welcome! 2016 Tradition of Excellence Sale - 10.22.16


HigginsFarms

ONLINE SALE • NOVEMBER 30 SELLING SHOW HEIFERS, BRED HEIFERS, AND ELITE GENETIC LOTS.

Several Santana daughters sell!

le sell!

Maternal sisters by Lut and Unbelievab

tana sell!

nal sister both by San Her first daughter and a mater

Open viewing of the sale cattle NOVEMBER 26-27

Santana 261X

WLCF Maternal sister by Santana sells!

HIGGINS FARMS CHIANGUS CATTLE WATERTOWN, TN John Higgins: 615-207-4555 Andy Higgins: 615-330-6446

Owned with Christian Miller, TN

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | PAGE 47


Friday, October 28

View our cattle pictures and videos at under cattle sales link

Welcome to CK Cattle Hotels at Hope Hull Exit Join us Thursday evening for steak dinner and fellowship

Continuous family operation and establishment with ACA since 1976

· 12:00

Noon

ACA #384021

Has performance documented 8500 head of cattle in the past 20 years Currently maintains a herd of over 300 ChiAngus cows

#1 Active ACA herd for EPD trait leaders ACA #384024

Chuck and Katie Madaris 334-657-5833 334-657-5847 (catalogs)

Selling: CK Dakota Son EPD

ACA #384001

CED BW WW YW Milk Marb 14 -1.8 48 83 28 .55 Top% 2% 2% 25% 10% 1% 3% PAGE 48 | CHIANINA JOURNAL | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

Charlie and Carrie 334-657-5839 Bradfield and Kathleen 334-318-7497

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