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what’s inside this issue... Livestock Risk Protection 2016 Livestock Man of the Year 100th Annual Convention Preview October 2016 California Cattleman 1


Sale by the Sea

At Thousand Hills Ranch Pismo Beach, California

Friday, October 7, 2016 • 4 p.m. TEX JOY 5905 - Lot 1

TEX COMRADE 5703 - Lot 48

Sire: Connealy Comrade 1385 • Dam: TEX Anne 2021

TEX CAPSTONE 5134 - Lot 59

TEX PROPHET 5049 - Lot 40

Sire: B/R -TEX Capstone 111 • Dam: VA Rita 1305 IMF 100; REA 100

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Sire: Connealy Comrade 1385 • Dam: Basin Joy 566T This excitng calvng-ease prospect is the lead off female of the 2016 Sale by the Sea.

Sire: GAR Prophet • Dam: VAR Ruby of Tiffany 383 WR 110; YR 107; IMF 105

John, Heather, Nathan, Joseph & Ben Teixeira 805-448-3859 John cell

Guest Consignors:

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Allan & Cecilia Teixeira 805-310-3535 Allan cell

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The Central California Livestock Marketing Center



• 40 fancy first-calf heifer pairs from Iron House Cattle Co. Calves sired by outstanding Angus bulls with excellent EPDs and quality for NHTC.

• 50 Angus and BWF pairs from Jim Thomas. Cows are 3 to 5 years old and calves are sired by Rancho Casino/Dal Porto Angus bulls.

• 50 top quality Angus pairs from Matheson Ranches.

• This sale will also feature top quality bred and open females and much more!








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Speaking Your Mind Every CCA member has a voice


Billy Flournoy, Likely FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

David Daley, Ph.D., Oroville SECOND VICE PRESIDENTS

Mark Lacey, Independence Jack Lavers, Glennville Mike Williams, Acton TREASURER Rob von der Lieth, Copperopolis



Billy Gatlin


Justin Oldfield


Kirk Wilbur


Lisa Pherigo


Malorie Bankhead


Jenna Chandler


Office: (916) 444-0845 Fax: (916) 444-2194


Stevie Ipsen (208) 996-4922


Matt Macfarlane mobile: (916) 803-3113 office: (916) 434-5970 BILLING SERVICES

Lisa Pherigo

by CCA Second Vice President Mike Williams

Cattle ranching is a diverse industry, perhaps the most diverse sector in all of agriculture. While certain practices are common to most operations, well-run ranches can vary widely, not only from region to region, but from one side of the fence to the other. This diversity provides fertile ground for innovation and adaptation. Operations of all sizes and scope have the flexibility to adjust according to the opportunities, preferences and circumstances of any rancher. This diversity also fosters a wide variety of thoughts and opinions as to the policy goals, and objectives of producer organization such as the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). While some may consider this to be one of our greatest weaknesses, I believe it is one of our greatest strengths. Ranchers are some of the smartest people I know. Each one brings a unique perspective to any issue faced by the industry, and although sometimes these differing perspectives lead to passionately contested policy discussions, members hearing and participating in these discussions decide on the direction of this organization, and in nearly all cases, the resolutions adopted after these vigorous debates, are more thought through and better written, than they would have been without the challenges and controversy. The first CCA meeting I attended was a committee meeting in which they were having a discussion on readopting a resolution. I don’t remember which committee meeting, or even what the resolution was about, but I do remember, a gentleman there had offered an amendment to some of the wording in the resolution. This gentleman was clearly

well known, and had earned the respect of everyone in the room. He was smart, well-spoken and his words carried a great deal of weight. I did not agree with the wording he proposed, but I was hesitant to stand and voice my opinion. I did not know any one there, and nobody knew me. I finally did stand and offer my thoughts, and found I was afforded the same time, respect and deference as the first gentleman. My comments were received, considered and acted on, based on the merit of the comment, not the supposed hierarchy of the commenter. This experience, and many others since then, taught me that CCA is a producerdriven organization. It is the members of this organization who take the time and make the effort to participate and who ultimately decide on the policy of the organization. Any and every member, regardless of the size of their operation or bank account, can participate. Getting producers from such varied backgrounds and perspectives as cattle ranchers to agree on certain policy issues can, at times, be difficult and contentious, but it has been my experience that every member is afforded the opportunity to argue his or her point of view. I believe that greater participation, and more varied thoughts and opinions on any issue often results in sounder policy. The 100th annual CCA Convention in Sparks, Nev., is coming up fast. I would like to encourage as many of you as possible to attend. It is sure to be a great fun with good people, but more importantly your thoughts, ideas and input are important to the direction of this organization. You can have a positive impact on the future of cattle ranching in in California. I hope to see you there!

SERVING CALIFORNIA BEEF PRODUCERS SINCE 1917 Bolded names and businesses in editorial represent only current members of the California Cattlmen’s Association or California CattleWomen, Inc. For questions about your membership status, contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0845. The California Cattleman is published monthly except July/August is combined by the California Cattlemen’s Association, 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, for $20/year, or as part of the annual membership dues. All material and photos within may not be reproduced without permission from publisher. National Advertising Group: The Cattle Connection/The Powell Group, 4162-B Carmichael Ct, Montgomery, AL 36106, (334) 271-6100. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: California Cattleman, 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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OCTOBER 2016 Volume 99, Issue 9



BUNKHOUSE The importance of getting involved in PLC



This month’s cover photo was taken in Santa Clara County by Carissa Koopmann Rivers, Montague. Her brother, Clayton (pictured), is a certified rangeland manager who leases the photographed property from the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority.

YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK 10 2016 legislative overview VET VIEWS 26 Don’t let trich trick you BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD Exports slightly up in 2016


FUTURE FOCUS Applauding YCC supporters, past leaders


CHIMES 38 California CattleWomen give scholarships COUNCIL COMMUNICATOR CBC promoting beef to consumption influencers


See what the 100th Convention has in store YCC members enter the real world Get covered: Livestock Risk Protection Tips to consider when selecting heifers Jerry Hemsted gets well-deserved nod

READER SERVICES Cattlemen’s Report New Arrival Buyers’ Guide Advertisers Index


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OCT. 8 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO, “Beefin’ It Up 5K” Chico State Farm DEC. 1 TO 3

100-YEAR CCA & CCW CONVENTION The Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nev.

Does your local cattlemen’s association or cattlewomen’s unit have an upcoming event they would like to share with other beef and ranching enthusiasts? Please contact the CCA office to have your events listed in this publication!

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cca encourages public lands council participation by CCA Director of Government Affairs Kirk Wilbur Last month I had the pleasure of attending my third Public Lands Council (PLC) Annual Meeting, held this year in my home state of Idaho. PLC lobbies in Washington, D.C., on behalf of cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits throughout the West in cooperation with its state affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. During each of my three years attending the PLC Annual Meeting, only two ranchers have shown up to represent California: CCA President Billy Flournoy, Likely, and Mike Byrne, Tulelake, who sits on PLC’s Board of Directors for California. This poor turnout is disappointing, because it means that CCA’s priorities are under-represented at the meeting and may not be properly reflected in PLC’s policy or emphasized in the group’s lobbying agenda for the coming year. The trend is also distressing, because California has more acreage of federal-owned land than any PLC affiliate state other than Nevada, and because California’s dismal turnout fails to reflect the extremely close working relationship CCA has with PLC staff and with PLC’s primary litigation partner, the Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC). CCA’s Federal Lands Committee Meeting is among the best-attended at our Annual Convention, and the Federal Lands section of CCA’s policy book demonstrates no shortage of significant policy concerns. Against this backdrop, it is particularly concerning that CCA’s public lands ranchers are missing a significant opportunity to engage with federal officials and shape public lands lobbying in Washington, D.C. Indeed, earlier this year Brenda Richards, PLC’s then-president, attended CCA’s Midyear Meeting in Sacramento. After hearing her impassioned update on PLC’s lobbying activities at CCA’s Federal Lands

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Committee meeting, a large number of CCA members signaled their interest in attending this year’s PLC meeting in Boise; nevertheless, CCA was no better represented than in years past. Certainly some topics discussed at the PLC Annual Meeting will be of limited interest and importance to many CCA members. For instance, outside of the northeast KIRK WILBUR corner of the state, relatively few public lands ranchers in California are impacted by wild horses or have suitable habitat for sage grouse. Other issues, however, should be of paramount concern to CCA members. For instance, WRLC Executive Director Caroline Lobdell presented an in-depth update on Resource Renewal Institute v. National Park Service, a lawsuit which threatens grazing leases at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, and which many California ranchers have expressed concern may become a blueprint for future lawsuits seeking to curtail grazing on federal land. Also at issue during the meeting was the rollout of Forest Plan Revisions under the 2012 Forest Planning Rule, which has included three national forests in California—the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests, whose forest plans will likely be precedential for similar management planning in the other Region 5 forests throughout California. ..CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 PLC also updated ranchers on their effort to reign in abuses of the Antiquities Act, which resulted in Berryessa Snow Mountain being designated a National Monument in California last year, and which threatens additional designations and grazing curtailments throughout large swaths of the West. In addition to those concerns which should be of particular concern to Californians, the meeting is also an excellent venue to discuss concerns common to all federal lands ranchers. For instance, the meetings provide ranchers an opportunity to press officials at the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management on the common concerns of wildfire management and management of invasive species. But perhaps most importantly, PLC’s Annual Meeting is an opportunity for public lands ranchers to address their concerns and priorities to those lobbyists who have the most interaction with and influence upon decision-makers in Washington, D.C. While CCA is well-situated to tackle state legislative and regulatory priorities, our reach in Washington, D.C. is limited by geography and resources. CCA’s lobbying of federal agencies is best directed at localized issue (such as Forest Service initiatives targeting Region 5), and our Congressional relationships are strongest with members of the California delegation. PLC, on the other hand, is wellsituated to meet with federal agency officials in Washington, D.C. to lobby for broad national priorities, and PLC has strong relationships with Congressional leaders from throughout the country who are most empowered to effect change regarding public land permittees’ highest priorities, such as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. It should not be overlooked, of course, that PLC’s Annual Meeting is also an excellent excuse to kick back for a good time. As with the CCA Annual Convention and the National

Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, it’s a great opportunity to get together and catch up with friends and fellow ranchers throughout the West over your preferred beverage. This year’s PLC meeting culminated in a party that took over Boise’s Basque Block—complete with a Basque dance demonstration—and a roast of outgoing PLC President Brenda Richards.

Next year’s PLC Annual Meeting will likely be held in Utah, home of newly-elected PLC President Dave Eliason, and the organization is already planning for its 50th anniversary celebration in 2018. I plan to be at both meetings to represent your CCA staff, and I hope to see you there, giving a stronger voice to California’s public lands ranchers, their priorities and their concerns.

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YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK END OF SESSION CCA Sees Results in 2016 Legislative Session At press time, we anxiously await action by Gov. Jerry Brown to sign or veto numerous pieces of legislation sent to his desk the last week of the 2015-2016 California legislative session which ended at midnight on Aug. 31. Of the various high profile bills that are awaiting his action include CCA’s sponsored bill, AB 1960 by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Lancaster) to exempt pickups and commonly used trailers from the California Highway Patrol’s Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) program. Unfortunately, the governor signed AB 1066 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) which will transition the current 60-hour work week, 10-hour work day to a 40-hour work week, eight-hour work day. CCA and other organizations put up a stiff fight in the Senate and Assembly and although the bill passed the legislature, we were hopeful the governor would veto the legislation. The governor’s office has not indicated as of yet why he signed the bill given he previously agreed to an increase in the minimum wage earlier in the year after originally opposing such a measure. Aug. 31 also forced out several members of the California State Senate and Assembly from their elected offices due to term limits. The upcoming election will set the stage for next year’s legislative session and Democrats are pushing to recapture several seats that were lost last election cycle which also resulted in the loss of their two-thirds majority in the Assembly. As always, CCA tirelessly worked to represent your interests, issues and concerns before the legislature on the thousands of bills that made their way through the legislative process in 2015 and 2016. Although politics did not provide the opportunity to prevent all harmful legislation from reaching the governor’s desk, significant victories were made in opposing legislation that sought to harm California ranchers and pass legislation that will improve your bottom line and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens. Below is a complete list of bills CCA worked to support or oppose this year. AB 1066 (GONZALEZ) CCA-OPPOSED – SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR The author of the ag overtime bill (AB 2757), defeated in June, amended a bill in the Senate to bring the ag overtime issue back this legislative session. AB 2757 was defeated with a vote of 38-34 after not securing the necessary 41 votes to pass the Assembly. Assemblymember Gonzalez gut-and-amended AB 1066, with the same provisions contained in AB 2757. Specifically, the bill begins the transition to a 40-hour work week, eight-hour work day beginning 2019 and will reduce the weekly and daily hours worked before overtime is paid by five hours and one-half hour, respectively, each year until the bill is fully implemented. Farms and ranches with 25 employees will not begin the transition period until Jan. 1, 2022. AB 1577 (EGGMAN) CCA-SUPPORTEED – AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR This bill will enable growers, processors and packers to 10 California Cattleman October 2016

donate goods directly to a qualified food bank and receive a tax deduction equal to 15 percent of the total value of the donation. The bill is sponsored by the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF). AB 1960 (LACKEY) CCA-SPONSORED – AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR This is CCA’s sponsored transportation legislation that seeks to exempt most pickups and trailers used in agriculture from the Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) program administered by the California Highway Patrol. Currently, pickups and trailers exceeding 40 feet in combined length must participate as well as pickups with a flatbed or a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 11,500 pounds. The BIT program requires fleet inspections at least once every six years and a fee of $130 be paid annually. The BIT program serves as the mechanism for various enforcement actions against a carrier. AB 2002 (STONE) & SB 1190 (JACKSON) CCA-OPPOSED – FAILED TO PASS AB 2002 would have required any person representing an individual or group of individuals before the California Coastal Commission (CCC) earning more than $2,000 to register as a lobbyist in accordance with the California Fair Political Practices Commission and adhere to the Fair Practices Reform Act. AB 2002 discourages individuals or businesses impacted by the CCC to hire technical or legal consultants to provide proper guidance on CCC issues. AB 2029 (DAHLE) CCA-SUPPORTED – AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR This bill is sponsored by the California Forestry Association and will allow individuals with a Timber Harvest Plan to harvest tress with a stump diameter of less than 28 inches in 28 counties that took part in a previous pilot project. These provisions would remain in statute until Jan. 1, 2023. AB 2162 (CHU) CCA-OPPOSED – FAILED TO PASS This bill would have circumvented regulatory authority currently held by the counties and prohibit the harvest of an oak tree without a permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. At CCA’s urging, the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has declined twice to regulate the harvest of oak woodlands. Counties currently regulate the removal of oak trees as they see fit. AB 2243 (WOOD) CCA-SUPPORTED – FAILED TO PASS This bill would have imposed a new tax on the distribution of legal medical marijuana in California authorized by California voters under Proposition 215. The funds would be continuously appropriated and divided using the following formula: 30 percent for local law enforcement to deter illegal operations and specifically in rural communities

that have been inundated with grows run by organized crime, 30 percent to awarded in the form of grants to local agencies for the specific purpose of cleaning up illegal operations and restoring damaged private or public lands, 30 percent to the State Water Resources Control Board for deterring water theft, two percent to the Department of Justice to coordinate law enforcement activities between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies targeting illegal grows and 8 percent to fund Williamson Act subvention payments to counties. AB 2243 has received bipartisan. The bill does not change the status of marijuana for recreational or medical use under any circumstance. AB 2357 (DAHLE) CO-SPONSORED BY CCA– BILL WAS RETRACTED This bill sponsored by CCA and California Farm Bureau was held at the request of the author in the Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee after an agreement was made by the State Water Resources Control Board to fulfill the intent of the bill without requiring new legislation. Specifically, AB 2357 clarified that although diversions to storage for registered stockponds would be reported annually, the measurement and accuracy standards did not apply to stockpond registrations. Ranchers will be allowed to estimate diversion to storage for registered stockponds. Outreach materials provided by the State Water Resources Control Board were updated accordingly. AB 2483 (COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE) CCA-SPONSORED – ENACTED INTO LAW This bill sponsored by CCA at the request of the Bureau of Livestock Identification reduces the frequency the advisory board is required to meet from four times every calendar year to two times every calendar year. The advisory board approved a motion recommending the legislature take this action. The bill retains the ability for the chair of the advisory board to call additional meetings as necessary. AB 2716 (DODD) CCA-SUPPORTED – ENACTED INTO LAW AB 2716 simply reauthorizes the state meat inspection program administered by CDFA. CDFA licenses and inspects numerous harvest and meat packing facilities throughout the state that do not sell or export product interstate, with the exception of poultry products. An individual seeking a state license must pay an initial fee of $100 and a relicensing fee of $100 each year thereafter. If AB 2716 is not approved, the state meat licensing program will cease to exist. AB 2757 (GONZALEZ) CCA-OPPOSED – FAILED TO PASS This bill would have ended special agricultural labor provisions that currently allow a worker employed in the raising of crops or livestock to collect overtime only after exceeding 10 hours per day or 60 hours per week. AB 2757 proposes to phase out these provisions over a four-year period until overtime wages are paid for any work performed over 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. CCA was instrumental in defeating a similar effort in 2012. SB 32 (PAVLEY) CCA-OPPOSED – AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR SB 32 is a two-year bill which was removed from the

inactive file and brought back for debate after failing to achieve enough votes to pass the Assembly last year. The bill seeks to extend the authority of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020 after their current authority under AB 32 (Nunez – 2006) would expire. Under current law, California must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to those levels recorded in 1990 by 2020. SB 32 requires California to reduce at least 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2030. SB 1026 (NIELSEN) CCA-SUPPORTED - FAILED TO PASS This bill would specifically exempt agricultural diversions from having to notify and/or obtain a Streambed Alteration Agreement (SAA) from the Department of Fish and Wildlife for exercising a surface water right or the routine maintenance of an irrigation ditch. CCA has historically contended that the SAA notification and regulatory requirement does not apply to the simple opening of a head gate or the routine maintenance of an irrigation ditch, but recent case law challenges that interpretation. SB 1026 would make the statute clear and bring about needed regulatory certainty for ranchers. SB 1317 (WOLK) CCA-OPPOSED - FAILED TO PASS This bill would require counties overlaying medium and high priority groundwater basins to issue temporary use permits for any new groundwater wells. Some counties already opt to do this, but SB 1317 would remove this discretion from counties entirely. All medium- and high-priority groundwater basins are already subject to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and must be managed in accordance with a Groundwater Sustainability Plan in the future. SB 1383 (LARA) CCA-NEUTRAL – AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR CCA was originally opposed to SB 1383 however, following the lead of the dairy industry, removed our opposition the last week of the legislative session to account for amendments made to the bill that restricts the authority of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to regulate methane emissions from dairies and other confined animal feeding operations. Specifically, the bill reduces the current stated goal for the reduction of methane from dairy manure management from 75 percent to 40 percent and prohibits ARB from regulating methane from enteric fermentation from cattle. SB 1396 (WOLK) CCA-OPPOSED – FAILED TO PASS This bill would establish a working group within the Wildlife Conversation Board to focus on the “Inner Coast Range” area comprised of Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Trinity, Tehama and Yolo counties. SB 1396 does authorize the WCB working group to accept public funds and purchase fee interest in property for another public agency. The working group is also authorized to purchase real interest in property so long as it is not the majority owner. Although the bill does not allow the WCB to hold fee interest in property unless its donated, the fact that WCB can be used as a conduit to transfer private lands to public ownership is against CCA’s “no net loss of private property” policy. October 2016 California Cattleman 11

Public lands Council Holds Annual Meeing in Boise Western ranchers gathered in Boise, Idaho, in early September for the 2016 Public Lands Council annual meeting. As the only organization in Washington, D.C., solely dedicated to representing livestock ranchers who utilize public lands, PLC’s annual meeting focuses on legislative and regulatory updates. This year’s meeting will again feature topnotch speakers covering a wide range of topics. The California Cattlemen’s Association was represented by President Billy Flournoy, Likely, and Mike Byrne, Tulelake. In addition, CCA’s full legislative team, Billy Gatlin, Justin Oldfield and Kirk Wilber, were on hand to represent the concerns and interests of California Public Lands ranchers. “There’s never been a more important time for public lands ranchers to come together and shape the future policy for our livelihoods,” said Brenda Richards, PLC president. “Ranchers across the West have had some great wins over the past year, but there are still a number of critically important issues that we need to tackle. From the continued abuse of the Antiquities Act, locking off broad sweeps of public lands from multiple use, to environmental activists hampering endangered species conservation, it is vitally important that we set policy to preserve the future of our industry. This annual meeting is a great time to bring our strong membership base together to discuss these issues in the industry and develop our policy priorities.” The sessions covered a range of topics including the need for modernization of the Endangered Species Act, invasive species, wildfire management, water rights issues, sage grouse, and management of wild horses, and included speakers from the Western Resources Legal Center, the U.S. Forest Service and industry representatives. The meeting wrapped up on Saturday with a range tour of Charles Lyons’ Ranch. “There were certainly no shortage of issues to discuss this year and it’s important for ranchers to engage in the conversation that shape national policy decisions,” added Richards. “With the backdrop of the Boise foothills, this was a great meeting.” For more information about the meeting and learn more about the organization, visit www. 12 California Cattleman October 2016

51st famoso all-breeds bull sale 200 BUllS • 1,000 FEMAlES plus RANcH EqUIpMENT AUcTION

saturday, october 15 Western stockman's market RANcH EqUIpMENT AUcTION > 9 A.M.

Western Stockman‘s Market will be Selling Farm and Ranch Equipment Onsite including Tractors > Pickups > Cattle Chutes > Tack Cattle and Horse Panels > Antiques > And More



ANNUAl BRED cOW SAlE > 10 A.M. FAMOSO All-BREEDS BUll SAlE > 1 p.M. Selling the Best the West has to Offer

This year’s event will feature the final dispersal of San Juan Ranch Gelbvieh, including 30 service-age bulls, 4 herdsires, 70 spring bred cows and 37 weaned calves. A total of 370 additional bred cows from local ranches will also be sold in our Annual Bred Cow Sale, including these early consignments: • 200 “fancy” Angus, 3- to 4-year-old, fall-calving cows and pairs. • From the Branquinho Ranch, 80 “fancy” black, fall-calving first-calf heifers bred to low-birth weight black bulls, plus 80 “fancy” open, ready-to-breed heifers. All foothill- and anaplas-exposed. FAMOSO • From the Lugo Family, 100 fancy black, first-calf heifers bred to Guess Cattle Co. low-birth weight Angus bulls and 100 fancy, open heifers ready to breed, all foothill-exposed and ran in the foothills of Kern County.


The 51st Annual Bull Sale will feature 200 all-breed bulls from some of the top breeders in the nation. For details, visit www.westernstockman’s

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2016 Leachman TopLine Bull Sale 200 $Profit Angus & Stabilizer Bulls Saturday, Oct. 22nd • 101 Livestock • Aromas, CA

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Last week we started to talk about buying bulls for this fall and why Leachman Topline bulls are some of the best bulls on the market. Being able to buy bulls with a real value on them is a relatively new tool in bull selection, and we have been attempting to explain this new process. $Profit Gives you One Number This new method of bull selection combines all the EPD’s in a computer program and allows everyone to select bulls without all the confusion associated with trying to get the best of all those EPD’s. The computer process kicks out one number called $PROFIT. If you want to produce calves in the top 1/2 of all calves produced in 2017, then you will need to select bulls with a $9,000 PROFIT and up. Make Sure You Get What You Pay For Keep in mind the $PROFIT number is the real value of the bull you purchase servicing 25 cows for the next 4 years. The higher the number, the better the calves you are going to produce. It’s a number you can go to the bank on. If you buy bulls elsewhere and they don’t give you the $PROFIT number, then you won’t know if he is worth $4,000 or $12,000.

$PROFIT is a number everyone is going to need to be competitive in the calf market…. ~ Jim Warren 101 Livestock, Aromas, CA

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Jim & Ty Warren put their money where their mouth is… Today, 100% of the Warren cow herd is bred to Leachman TopLine bulls. Ty and Jim are sure to purchase bulls with as much $Profit as possible. In 2015, they fed their calves at the MPK Feedlot in Kansas. The calves were fed under NHTC specs and entered the feedlot in the low 600’s. The feeding results speak for themselves:

97% Choice or better. • Only 2% YG 4. • Cost of gain $0.10/pound under feedlot average. •

– Data from Steve Peterson, MPK Feedlot, Lebanon, KS

Bulls that produce heavy, market topping steers! “These 700+ weaning weight calves are the heaviest we’ve ever had. I like this ‘eat less & grow more’ efficiency!” ~ John Pisturino Rancho Santa Maria Watsonville, CA

An 8 month old heifer calf just before weaning.

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PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER Knocking Out Noxious Weeds on Rangelands Fall Workshop Series from the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association When the Spanish colonists arrived in California they found lush green hills perfect for raising beef to satisfying demand of a growing population. Livestock numbers grew along with the population, in part fueling the spread of invasive species across the state and decreasing forage values. Today, the majority of California’s grasslands are comprised of non-native, non-palatable annual plant species. It is estimated that the direct annual cost to monitor and control invasive plants in California is $82 million, and the indirect economic impacts are even larger. Despite disparate efforts, California’s most noxious weeds are continuing to invade rangelands and other types of working landscapes, highlighting the need for approaches that maximize cost effectiveness of reduced-risk practices while promoting the increase in livestock forage value and biodiversity. The state has recently been plagued with large scale disturbances, such as drought and fire, which can have a long lasting impact on rangeland health. When natural disaster strikes, it can change plant community and forage production. Cattlemen are constantly looking to improve genetics, production practices and cattle performance, to ultimately improve financial stability. Managing input (forage) quality, quantity and composition is an important factor when operating on tight margins. Join the fight to reduce noxious weeds on rangelands and get the latest management tools at the 2016 Knocking Out Noxious Workshop Series. The workshop speakers will share results of resent research trials, economics, toxicity of plants to livestock and more. Featured Speakers: • Management Strategies for Noxious Weeds – Joe DiTomosa, Ph.D., UC Davis Professor and UC Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist and Elise Gornish, Ph.D., UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Restoration Ecology • Adaptive Grazing Management for Weed Control – Leslie Roche, Ph.D., Rangeland Management Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Ken Tate, Ph.D., Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis • 25 years of Poisonous Plants and Livestock – Marcia Booth, Senior Analytical Chemist in the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, UC Davis • Biology, Ecology and Management of Aquatic Weeds in Ponds – John Madsen, Research Biologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service You will not want to miss out on the local noxious weed strategy presentations and case studies. For a complete 16 California Cattleman October 2016

agenda at each workshop and additional details visit www. The workshop series will also include a plant identification component. University of California, Davis and University of California Cooperative Extension staff will be on hand to classify plants. Attendees are encouraged to bring plants from your rangelands or irrigated pasture to learn more about what is growing on your ranch. Registration for the full day workshops is $15 and includes lunch. A special thank you to these event sponsors: California Beef Cattle Improvement Association; California Invasive Plant Council; California Department of Pesticide Regulation, UC Davis, University of California Cooperative Extension, UC Rangelands and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Tuesday, November 1 12 o’clock noon •

Shasta Livestock Auction • Cottonwood, California

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by Malorie Bankhead, CCA Director of Communications


omething haunts college students’ dreams at night when they are able to close their eyes and take a break from studying and preparing for exams, labs and the every-day pressures of student life. When someone dares to utter, “So, are you ready for the ‘real world’ after graduation?” every holiday or family gathering, sweat mysteriously starts to form on their brows. While some might interchange “real world” with the term that accounts for everything folks over the age of 18 are responsible for into one verb: “adulting,” there’s a group of young people who have not only survived the transition from microwavable meals and late night cram sessions, but have, we dare to say, excelled at it. They’re showing the nay-sayers who’s boss in the “real world,” and that when it all comes down to it, it really isn’t that bad. Several California Young Cattlemen’s Committee (YCC) members who recently graduated from their respected universities are doing big things in the beef cattle and agriculture communities! They’ve landed “big kid” jobs and are navigating the treacherous waters of postgrad life. I reached out to three of them to see how they are doing in the very beginnings stages of their new jobs, and I think you, like me, will be proud of the results. Jordan Sparrowk took a job with Agri Beef Co. in Idaho in July as Wagyu Marketing Manager. He recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obsipo (Cal Poly) with a degree in agricultural business and was looking for a fun work environment with many opportunities to learn and grow. Sparrowk had interned with Agri Beef Co. last summer and felt compelled to return to the family-owned company that aims to produce the highest quality meat products with a committment to superior service, value and innovation, according to its mission statement. Though he is new to the company, his internship helped him get his feet wet, so-to-speak, so he hit the ground running when he was hired full-time. “So far, I have really enjoyed learning about how all the aspects and divisions of the company work together to produce a common goal or endpoint,” Sparrowk said. “I get to be involved with the producers, feedlots, processing plant and sales team on a daily basis, offering a unique and 22 California Cattleman October 2016

very fun experience.” His time at Cal Poly helped prepare him for working in a team setting and managing difficult situations in a timely matter, he said. According to Sparrowk, he never really was fearful of what life held for him after college. He said he was ready to take on any and all changes and challenges that came his way. “It’s been a little weird with some of my friends going back to school this time of year, while I go to work,” Sparrowk said, “But it never seems like there is a dull moment, even in stressful times.” Sparrowk’s can-do attitude helped leverage his opportunities leading up to his career choice and served him well in his previously held roles assisting the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) at the associations’ respective conventions. He said what he gained from serving as a CCA and NCBA convention intern helped him make great connections with his fellow interns and allowed him to meet cattlemen from across the U.S., which proved valuable to helping get him where he is today. As for what the future holds for Sparrowk, he says he plans to follow the opportunities afforded to him wherever they may lead him, and eventually hopes to return to his family’s cattle operation in the San Joaquin Valley so he can help his grandpa and dad. Alise Azevedo, current YCC Vice Chair, is working on the Central Coast of California for Central West Produce, a family owned business that primarily farms conventional and organic strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. She started her position as a member of the accounting team in June after graduating from California State University, Chico (Chico State) with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business in May. All of her hard work paid off during her job-searching endeavors, because within ten minutes of applying for this position, Azevedo received an email from the hiring manager eager to know more about her and her interest in the position. She said she was intrigued to find a family owned business that has been successful since it began in 1979 and the pride for their products and care for their employees they have.

She was looking for a company that she would not only fit into as a recent college graduate, but somewhere where she could help contribute to the company’s overall success. Like Sparrowk, Azevedo attributes her preparedness for her job roles to her involvement in university activities. “During my time at Chico State, I was involved in Collegiate FFA and YCC. I also have the greatest opportunity to serve as CA YCC 2016 Vice Chair,” Azevedo said. “My involvement has taught me how to network and understand the importance of staying involved in the things I am passionate about.” Most importantly, she says, it helped her traverse outside of her comfort zone and push her to take on new challenges. Azevedo suggests getting involved and considering joining YCC, if you’re not already a member, to take advantage of the different opportunities made available to you as a member. “I have learned there are so many ways to get involved in an industry you are passionate about and I will be forever thankful that I took those chances and for the people I have met along the way.” In the next five years, she hopes to increase her personal cattle herd numbers and become more involved in the breeding selection of her herd. She also hopes to continue to grow within the agricultural community and make the most of her experiences and opportunities. Jorge Mendoza is a ranch hand intern at Tehama Angus Ranch (TAR), an Angus seedstock operation, owned and operated by the Borror family in Red Bluff for four generations. He began his journey with TAR in May after graduating from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in agricultural business. Mendoza wanted to obtain more experience in ranching and further his knowledge in the seedstock business, especially, to learn how it differs from the commercial cow-calf operations he is familiar with. In his first few months of working on the ranch, he enjoys working outside with the cows on a daily basis and admires that each day holds something new for him at work. “I think everyday is rewarding on the ranch,” Mendoza said. “Every day is different and you get a lot of work done in a 10-hour day. It’s also a plus when you can work outside all day on the days that aren’t over 100 degrees.” He says the greatest challenge for him was changing his schedule from what he was used to in college. Going from attending class to class for certain times during the day to working a 10-hour day, six days per week is a bit of a change up, he said. “Things are always changing and you just have to roll with the punches,” Mendoza said. “It’s really what you make it, especially if you get to do something you love, then you’re going to enjoy every day of work.” Looking ahead, Mendoza says he sees himself going back to school to concentrate on a veterinary medicine degree with food animals or ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 24 October 2016 California Cattleman 23

...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 obtaining a masters degree or even a Ph.D. and perhaps teaching at the collegiate level. He says if he doesn’t go back to school, he will definitely be involved in the beef cattle industry one way or the other. Like the others, he says his involvement in YCC helped him meet new people and develop strong friendships that he can count on as he begins his post-grad journey. “I think that’s the most important thing about the agricultural industry, getting to know other farmers and ranchers and sharing ideas,” Mendoza said. “Not only experienced farmers and ranchers, but also meeting other like-minded young adults who will someday be the future of the beef cattle industry too.” Mendoza thanks his family, friends and his professors at Chico State for the support they have given him as well as the Glenn-Colusa Cattlemen and Cattlewomen for their support and the Borror family for giving him the opportunity to work alongside them. As a career newbie myself, coming up on lucky-numberthree-years as a CCA staff member, I can also speak to the value that the YCC program contributed to helping me find my career path. I might be a bit biased, because I was able to come full circle from YCC member to state YCC advisor, myself, but the opportunities afforded to YCC members mean more on an industry-wide level because of the hands-on experiences and opportunities members are able to grab a hold of. At the risk of sounding cliché, these YCC members have grabbed the “real world” by the horns, and they aren’t

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letting go. As for you avid young-professional supporters out there, we thank you too. Because without you, the programs that have supported and continue to support these young people who have made the choice to come back to the beef industry after graduation and dedicate more than their work weeks, but their passion and true grit as well, would not exist. And that level of commitment you bring to supporting young people in the beef community speaks to the tremendous supportive network that the beef community upholds for its young people and a large majority for the reason they continue to return to an industry and community they love. While the average age of the American rancher may be increasing minute-by-minute, the average number of young people eager to stand by your side, learn the ropes, and take the lead is growing exponentially. Are you ready to embrace the change and welcome the next generation? Many of you already have. After reading the 100 Years of CCA commemorative coffee table book profiles, one theme is consistent in the ever-changing environments that are the ranching and agriculture industries, you are preparing for and welcoming the next generation and they are proving that they are here to stay. It is evident that these YCC members show no signs of slowing down on their paths to success in their new careers. They are busting the myths society holds about the millennial generation and proving that they have what it takes to be a productive piece of the work force in agriculture. Jordan, Alise and Jorge, CCA wishes you all the best, and from one millennial to another, “Hashtag, you got this (fist bump emoji)!”

Fall Female & Bull Sale Saturday • 11 A.M.

October 20, 2016 in Baker City, OR

Selling: 250 BULLS & 400 FEMALES Females Will Sell Immediately Following Bulls

42734 Old Trail Rd. • Baker City, OR 97814 Rob & Lori Thomas - Home: (541) 523-7958 • Office: (541) 524-9322 Rob’s Cell: (541) 403-0562 • Lori’s Cell: (541) 403-0561 • 24 California Cattleman October 2016


131 Robin Ct. Howell, MI 48855 517-546-6374

Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass Traits Looking forward to seeing you at VF's Fall Cattlemen's Classic Sale!

October 8th • 1 p.m. PST • Terrebonne, Oregon Offering 80 Elite Red Angus Cows & Bred Heifer Replacements Along with 75 Commercial Red Angus Replacement Heifers All AI'd to Acquisition & Followed Up With Calving Ease Red Angus Bulls

50 Commercial Red Angus Heifer Calves

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KEEPING COSTLY REPRODUCTIVE DISEASES AT BAY from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Reproductive health complications can be devastating to both cow/calf producers’ herds and their bottom lines. Trichomoniasis, commonly known as trich, can deal some of the most significant of those blows. Trich is a costly sexually transmitted disease that can infect an entire herd within a short span of time. Reports from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service indicate that trich can potentially reduce a producer’s yearly calf crop by more than 50 percent. “There are many reproductive pathogens that can affect a producer’s bottom line,” said John Davidson, DVM, senior professional services veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI). “But in my observations, there is no disease that has a greater economic impact for a cow/calf producer than bovine trichomoniasis.” There is currently no treatment for trich, and with a fluctuating market for beef, it’s a disease producers can’t afford to ignore. Trich can have an impact on many components of herd health, but mostly affects these three areas: • Reduces calf crop up to 50 percent due to early embryonic loss or abortion. • Shifts pregnancy/calving pattern, resulting in lighter weaning weights and more open cows. • Infects cattle, which can lead to the need for culling and replacing, affecting valued farm-grown genetics from

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your herd. Before purchasing a new bull and introducing him to your herd, ask the all-important question: Has he been tested? According to Davidson, purchasing animals from reputable sources that have been tested and shown to be free of trich will lessen your herd’s risk of contracting the disease. “A bull’s ticket to enter and leave a breeding pasture is a negative trich test performed by a knowledgeable and competent veterinarian,” he added. Neighboring herds can also be a source of spreading the disease, especially in herds that utilize open-range grazing. “Stay in touch with neighbors to learn if trichomoniasis has been identified or tested for in their herds,” recommended Davidson. “In the same way, be a good neighbor yourself and talk to your local veterinarian about adding trich surveillance to your herd health program.” While trich can only be transmitted through sexual contact, if neighboring bulls are infected, a simple jump over the fence could introduce this destructive disease to your herd. To know if your herd is at a higher risk level, visit, which indicates the states that are commonly impacted by trich, as well as your state’s Board of Animal Health regulations. While there is no approved treatment for trich in the United States, there is currently one vaccine available that has been proven to reduce the shedding of Tritrichomonas foetus, the diseasecausing organism: TrichGuard.® In a university study, TRICHGUARD improved calving percentages by more than 150 percent compared to unvaccinated cows, whose calving percentage was only 20 percent. Reproductive health is crucial to the success of any operation, and the signs of trich should be monitored year-round for best results. Early abortions, decreased settling rate and multiple rebreeds can be signs of trich and will be best managed in early pregnancy. Take control today, and put management practices in place to avoid a trich wreck.

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Advisory Board Recommends Increased Management of Wild Horse Population In mid-September, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, made up of a wide range of stakeholders, recommended significant management changes to address the exploding population of wild horses and the resulting animal welfare catastrophe. Dave Eliason, Public Lands Council president said this is a step in the right direction. “As a stakeholder group that both cares for animals professionally and works the very rangelands currently being degraded by this growing problem, we are glad to see the Advisory Board take heed of this epidemic and recommend plausible management changes,” said Eliason. “Watching these horses starve to death or die of dehydration because the population has exceeded what the range can hold is simply unacceptable. The Department of Interior must bring these populations back to a sustainable and responsible level.” Currently, BLM estimates the population of free roaming horses and burros at 67,000 – nearly 40,000 or 150 percent over the appropriate management level and growing at 20 percent per year. Additionally, 45,000 horses and burros remain in long-term storage at a cost to taxpayers of $50,000 per animal. The Advisory Board recommended BLM sell horses for private ownership and euthanize those that cannot be sold. In June, Nevada State Veterinarian J.J. Goicoechea testified on behalf of PLC before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands and in preparation for the Advisory Board meeting last week, PLC submitted comments for consideration. Both the testimony and comments

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echoed that without proper management of the wild horse populations, long-term issues for western rangelands, including soil compaction, desertification and the spread of invasive species are imminent. “The current situation is deplorable,” said Eliason. “The lack of management is bad for the range, bad for the local communities impacted, and disastrous for the horses.” PLC strongly encourages the BLM to work to implement the Advisory Board’s recommendation and allow for the sale of wild horses, bringing the population back to ecologically and economically sustainable levels.


As of Jan. 1, 2017 bulls, when trichomonosis tested, will require both official individual identification AND a “Trichomonosis approved color-coded tag.” This tamper evident California trichomonosis tag will be available to California trichomonosis approved veterinarians on Aug. 1, 2016 from the MWI Veterinary Supply Company (1-800-8243703). The California trichomonosis tag program will follow the same year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31) and color schedule (white for 2016-17, then cycling through orange, blue, yellow, green) as used by neighboring states. The tags are required to be removed and replaced with current year tags during the trichomonosis testing process.

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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD GLOBAL BEEF EXPORTS UP SLIGHTLY IN 2016 from the U.S. Meat Export Federation due to the recessionary economy helped fuel exports in Through June, 2016 beef and beef variety meat exports from the top 12 suppliers were up just 1 percent the first half. But the Brazilian real recently strengthened from a year ago to 3.66 million metric tons (mt). Strong versus the U.S. dollar, and Brazil’s exports slowed in July. growth from Brazil (697,640 mt, +15 percent) and an China has become a crucially important beef uptick from the United States (513,321 mt, +3 percent) destination, especially for the South American suppliers, were offset by the sharp decrease from Australia (612,665 and China’s demand for grass-fed beef will be critical mt, -17 percent) and slower exports from India (584,000 to export volumes through the rest of 2016. When mt, -1 percent) and New Zealand (286,402 mt, -5 examining combined imports for the Greater China percent). Exports from smaller suppliers were steady-toregion of China, Hong Kong and Vietnam, first half higher, including the European Union (193,087 mt, +10 imports exceeded 900,000 mt, up 22 percent. percent), Canada (167,466 mt, +11 percent), Paraguay (152,484 mt, +8 percent), Mexico BEEF AND VARIETY MEAT EXPORTS: JANUARY THROUGH JUNE (97,301 mt, +12 percent) and Belarus (84,523 mt, +22 percent). Exports from Uruguay (151,333 mt) and Argentina (124,092 mt) were also up slightly. Unit export values were lower for all of the main beef exporters except for Argentina, where a 3 percent increase was driven by several factors, including limited availability due to herd-rebuilding and heavy reliance on high-value exports to the EU and kosher beef exports to Israel. The most significant drop in unit values was in North America, reflecting changes in the U.S. market. Unit export values for Canada fell 16 percent, while values for the U.S. and Mexico were down 14 percent and 13 BEEF AND VARIETY MEAT IMPORTS: JANUARY THROUGH JUNE percent, respectively. For the world’s top beef importers, growth in China (306,658 mt, +58 percent), Vietnam (265,803 mt, +33 percent), Egypt (233,401 mt, +16 percent), Korea (202,756 mt, +28 percent), the EU (131,136 mt, +3 percent) and Chile (105,996 mt, +51 percent) offset smaller imports entering the U.S. (573,585 mt, -11 percent), Hong Kong (348,412 mt, -3 percent), Japan (270,953 mt, -2 percent), Russia (209,434 mt, -11 percent) and Canada (100,606 mt, -5 percent). The increase in U.S. production and the decline in Australia have clearly shifted the dynamics this year, especially in Japan and Korea, where imports of chilled U.S. beef are up by more than 50 percent. Brazil’s weak Data sources: Global Trade Atlas and USMEF estimates currency and a slump in domestic demand 30 California Cattleman October 2016

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Livestock Insurance ďżź Security in a Risky Market by Michael Fanning, Ph.D., PAS, Hudson Insurance Group

The extremely volatile conditions of today’s cattle market often causes producers to have more questions than answers, especially in determining how to manage the downside effects on their business. Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is a viable and flexible way to manage the price risk associated with increased market volatility.

Recent Changes in the Cattle Market

and 14.0 cwt. for fed cattle. Coverage prices and rates are established daily using the CME daily price limits and are market based, so daily fluctuation can occur. To qualify for the program, producers must own their livestock when they enroll in the program and retain ownership until the last 30 days of the insurance contract expiration. At the end of the contract term, the actual ending value is established using the CME Feeder Cattle Cash Settled Commodity Index Price Report for feeder cattle or the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) 5-Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Prices for fed cattle. If the prices have fallen below the guaranteed LRP price selected by the producer, an indemnity is due. LRP does not cover disease or death of an animal.

Cattle prices were at an all-time high in 2014, settling well above the LRP coverage prices offered. Producers wrote coverage early to take advantage of those offerings. However, in December 2014, the market underwent a correction, limiting down for several days. This prompted the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to change the daily price limit for Feeder Cattle from $3.00 to $4.50 per hundredweight (cwt). The expanded daily price limits created FIGURE 1. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF POLICY VALUE greater price swings and increased volatility, which increased the price risk to producers.

Managing Your Risk

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is a viable and flexible way to manage this increased price risk and to protect against declining cattle prices. LRP provides flexibility to the producer when insuring their cattle by providing a variety of coverage periods, based on CME offerings. The producer can insure cattle on a per head basis based on estimated weight at the time the cattle are anticipated to be The information contained in the example is for illustrative purposes only and shall not modify marketed, up to 9.0 cwt. for feeder the terms of any insurance policy. cattle insurance and between 10.0 32 California Cattleman October 2016

Purchasing an LRP Policy

Buying an LRP policy is similar to buying a put option. Advantages to the LRP policy are the ability to insure on a per head basis and utilize adjustment factors to set the floor price for any class of cattle. LRP can only be sold by a licensed, trained and approved insurance agent. After general information is received via the LRP application process and after receiving USDA approval, livestock producers are then given the ability to purchase coverage for their selected livestock. LRP insurance offerings are released daily by the USDA at approximately 4 p.m. CT and close at 9 a.m. CT the next morning. Coverage must be purchased during this time period or the insured must wait for the next price offering.

LRP Example

Here is an example of LRP Feeder Cattle Insurance coverage offerings and actual ending values for coverages purchased in the fall of 2014, ending in March 2015. One producer with two endorsements, one for 8.5 cwt steers and another for 8.0 cwt heifers, received a loss payment of $103.96 per head and $102.04 per head respectively.

feeder cattle prices due to CME Feeder Cattle Futures limiting down for several days in December 2014. After experiencing record high prices, the bottom fell out due to lower beef exports, a strong U.S. dollar and increasing cattle numbers. Questions about prices strengthening or weakening are still being asked and the answer is not necessarily the same for steers and heifers or across the different weight classes. Some analysts predict calf prices to decline this fall with yearling cattle prices to be better than calf prices. No one can predict what the cattle market is going to do, so producers need to be flexible and proactive when managing their price risk. Livestock Risk Protection can offer that opportunity. If you have interest in or questions about the LRP program and the protection it provides, please contact Michael Fanning, Ph.D., PAS at (682) 808-8542 or More details are available on our website at This article is brought to you by Silveus Rangeland Insurance with reprint permission from Hudson Insurance Group.

Bottom Line

In 2014, cattle producers not only experienced an increase in feeder cattle price volatility due to the overpricing from reduced cattle numbers and feedlot competition, but also experienced a downward trend in

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YESTERDAY’S STUDENTS BECOME TODAY’S MENTORS by Rebecca Swanson Young Cattlemen’s Committee Publicity Chair Since 1992, when the Califonria Young Cattlemen’s Committee (YCC), many great leaders have participated in the organization was founded on, and still contribute to this day. Without their support YCC would not be as successful as it is. We admire and respect these individuals, and are proud to highlight them to our membership. Heston Nunes, past YCC Chair, was raised in Modesto, where his family farms and raises dairy replacement heifers in a small feedlot. Heston also spent much of his upbringing helping his friends and neighbors with various tasks on their beef cattle operations, including branding, sorting, riding horseback and doctoring. Heston was involved in many clubs throughout his time in school and enjoyed taking on leadership roles, as well as networking with other young people in agriculture. Heston attributes his involvement in YCC to his California State University, Fresno professor, Randy Perry, Ph.D. Many of the people Heston encountered during his time in YCC, have remained a part of his life, from lifelong friends to business relationships and more. His fellow YCC members helped shape Heston’s leadership rolls and public speaking skills, which have been an advantage in his career. Serving as YCC Chair is one of Heston’s favorite memories, especially participating in the different events, such as industry tours. His time as chair allowed him to connect with people that later offered him job opportunities and other experiences. His involvement in YCC has allowed him the opportunity to serve as the Allied Industry Chair and sit on the CCA Scholarship Committee. “It’s not what you know, it’s who know,” is what comes to mind when Heston thinks of advice he would like to offer YCC members. It is important to get involved, and stay involved in an industry or organization that interests a person in order for it to later benefit them. Heston hopes that YCC continues to keep young people involved and grows their membership in the coming years. He feels that agriculture groups need to come together and have a unified voice against those that oppose or misunderstand our way of life. Heston values public education of agricultural practices, he believes youth involvement is a great tool that should be utilized. Heston has always tried to be involved in many 34 California Cattleman October 2016

capacities of agriculture leadership and even nonagricultural groups. Agriculture is truly his passion, and he prioritizes experiencing many different aspects of agriculture, including traveling to foreign countries to understand their production practices. Even after his schooling and several years into his career with Cargill, Heston still enjoys helping others and staying involved, and encourages YCC members to reach out to him for advice or help. We are thankful for not only Heston’s mentorship and support, but for all past YCC members who have shaped this organization and continue to support the future generations of the beef industry. If you’re interested in helping shape the future of the YCC program and are interested in leadership opportunities, apply to serve on the 2017 YCC officer team. Email YCC advisor Malorie Bankhead at malorie@ for an application and more information.

Heston Nunes, is pictured here with wife Kendal and their daughter Renley.

United States National Institute Department of Food of Agriculture and Agriculture This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20030.

Using Your Environment to Help Select Replacement Heifers by Kit Pharo, Pharo Cattle Co.


nough articles have been written about the proper way to select and develop replacement heifers to fill a large barn. Guess what? It’s not really that complicated. I don’t know why everyone is so determined to complicate simple matters, but they are. Weaned heifer calves that have been saved for replacement females will not generate any income for two years. Therefore, ranchers simply cannot afford to invest much money into their development. Rather than place them in a high-input, artificial environment and haul expensive feed to them, we need to treat them like the cows we hope they will become. They need to be out foraging for themselves, with minimum inputs. If a heifer can’t do this, she probably won’t make an efficient and profitable momma cow. We suggest you retain nearly all of your heifer calves, rough them through the winter and expose them to a bull for a very short period of time. This system will allow only your most efficient and early maturing heifers to advance into the cowherd. Why not let the environment sort out your best replacement heifers? The remaining heifers can be treated as stockers and sold for a profit. If you breed your heifers to calve when God intended them to calve, you will be amazed at the high number that will conceive during the first 21 days of the breeding season. Even heifers that were cheated during the winter months are able to catch up with two to three months of good green grass prior to breeding. If you end up with more bred heifers than you need, you can sell the extras for a profit. I suggest you let the buyer select from the herd, because he won’t be able to pick out the best ones any better than you. So what about selection? You and I are NOT capable of doing as good a job of selecting replacement heifers as the environment can do. Form will follow function if we stay out of the way. However, there are a few things that deserve to be looked at. Here is my list: 1. Get rid of the outliers, dinks and freaks. In many herds, this includes 36 California Cattleman October 2016

some of the tallest heifers. 2. Watch disposition. Cull those with flighty and/or nervous dispositions. 3. Look at feet and leg structure. Any problems you see now will only get worse. 4. Select for heifers that shed the quickest. Cull heifers with dull, dead looking hair. This is an excellent indicator of health and adaptability. 5. If you still think you need to do some more culling and/or selecting, you can look at conformation. I prefer heifers that are shorter, thicker and easier fleshing. The more pounds per inch of height, the better. I cull heifers that look long, because that means they are gutless. Contrary to what show ring judges tell us, body length is an optical illusion. I also cull heifers that are coarse and/or masculine in appearance. Keep the pressure on… We run our replacement heifers with our mature cows. They receive no special care. We calve our heifers out on open range with the cowherd. This continues to force the inefficient and unadapted females out of our program. The sooner you identify the heifers that can’t make it, the better. Every replacement female should have to earn a place in the cowherd. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was reprinted with permission from “On Pasture” a newsletter geared to livestock producers and rangeland managers.

Agencies Offer Post-Fire Assistance; Assessments Underway In the wake of recent California fires, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) staffs in California are meeting with landowners and agencies to assess damages and offer technical and financial assistance where possible. Assistance programs through NRCS include the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP), and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program’s (EQIP) Catastrophic Fire Recovery assistance; FSA provides the Environmental Conservation Program (ECP). WATERSHED ASSISTANCE “EWP allows us to provide immediate assistance to communities to mitigate potential hazards to life and property resulting from the fires,” said Carlos Suarez, NRCS California state conservationist. “It is work we can do with a local sponsor to help a damaged watershed channel water and mitigate erosion so that lives and property are protected and additional hardships are not heaped upon the devastated community.” With the high potential for winter rains, burned areas are at greater risk for erosion and mudflows and EWP-type services are key to preventing further damage. The program requires local government bodies or others to sponsor on-the-ground work including concrete barriers and debris basins, mulching, straw wattles and other damage control measures. To date, NRCS has requested assistance for the City of Duarte to make watershed repairs related to the San Gabriel Complex fire. This request has been forwarded to Washington, D.C., for approval. EWPrelated assessments and discussions are also underway relative to the Sand Fire in Los Angeles County and the Sobranes Fire in Monterey County. Other potential sponsors seeking assistance should do so through their local USDA service center app?state=CA .

in erosion, hydrophobic soils and the use of measures (such as sand bags, mulching etc.) to mitigate damage to the landscape. FARMER/RANCHER ASSISTANCE EQIP and ECP programs can provide long-term support to repair livestock fencing, remove dead or dying trees, clear dense brush, install new livestock water facilities, and other agricultural services. Both NRCS and FSA are taking applications and encourage interested landowners to contact their local offices for more information. “FSA has a number of programs to help wildfireimpacted producers get back on their feet,” said Oscar Gonzales, FSA executive director in California. “I want to encourage farmers and ranchers to contact their local FSA office to find out about resources available to them.” For more information on available NRCS or FSA assistance, contact a local field office, or visit www.usda. gov<

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CHIMES 2016 CCW AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS by California CattleWomen, Inc., Scholarship Chair Nancy Hawkins It’s always a pleasure to know that our Memorial Scholarship Program is helping, and has helped, so many amazing students pursue their goals in the field of Agriculture and related fields. With the ever increasing cost of higher education, it is getting harder for students to obtain an education at the university level. It is imperative to the future of agriculture, and our existence as an ever growing population, that we keep young people interested in farming, ranching, or related industries. The CCW is very proud to have this ongoing program. Again this year we have five outstanding recipients. From California State University, Chico (Chico State), our winner is Ciara Babcock. She grew up on a ranch in Bieber where she was active in 4-H and FFA and started her own cattle herd in 2008. Ciara graduated from Shasta College with an associate’s degree in Agriculture Business. She is currently attending Chico State to to finish her bachelor’s

degree in Agricultural. Business. After college she plans to become a farm and ranch loan officer or appraiser. She would like to go back to her family’s ranch. Our University of California (UC), Davis, scholarship winner is Emily Andreini, grew up on her family’s ranch in northern California. She raised and showed cattle at county fairs and jackpot shows. She attended Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Agriculture Communications and a master’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis on beef sustainability. She is currently a doctoral student of Animal Biology with an emphasis on beef cattle nutrition and environmental impacts at UC Davis. Her goal is to have a career in beef cattle nutrition. Brooke Niederhauser is our recipient from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. In high school she was active in rodeo and FFA. Her major is Animal Science with a minor in

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Equine Science. She would eventually like to become a large animal veterinarian. She maintains her status on the Dean’s List and works on her family’s ranch. Selected from California State University, Fresno is Nathan Yerian. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He will be attending the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. His focus will be on food quality and safety and animal health and welfare. This year we opened up our Cal Poly Pomona scholarship to include any student from California who attends school out of state or is at least a second year student at a junior college who will be transferring to a four-year university. This year our recipient of that award is Katie Carroll. Katie grew up in Fresno and raised and showed beef cattle in high school. She is currently a junior at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., with a dual major in Agribusiness Marketing and Agriculture Communication. She will graduate in May and will pursue a career in marketing communications or public relations for an agricultural business. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. For more information on CCW scholarships or the CCW Heritage Foundation, contact Nancy Hawkins by e-mail at cowhawk21@

Dr. Bert Johnson to Release Memoir at Cow Palace Bert, single handedly, From the hallowed halls of the Stanford University has saved the cattle Medical Center to the arena dirt at the famous Salinas Rodeo in California, Dr. Bert Johnson, Los Gatos, lived business because his life in a way that drew high praise from the medical he saved so many community and earned him great respect from fellow cattlemen. He’s horsemen and cattlemen. Now, Johnson is also an author, provided medical having penned his memoirs in the newly released book, contacts for the men, Ropin’ Doc. women, and children Johnson will sign books and be available to visit on the within the cattle afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 15, during Cattlemen’s Day at ranching families,” the Cow Palace in Daly City. said Billy Lyons Jr., An acclaimed physician and surgeon, Johnson grew former secretary up during the Depression in the farming community of of the California Modesto. The book’s 336 pages tell the story of how Department of Food Johnson graduated from Stanford University and completed and Agriculture. his residency at Northwestern University, leading a team One thing is that delivered babies and cared for the poverty-stricken certain: Johnson women living in the city’s tenements. Taking those is indeed the experiences back to California, he established a large only surgeon at obstetrics and gynecology practice, was a founding board Stanford University Medical Center who wore his Salinas member of the Good Samaritan Hospital, co-founded a championship belt buckle into the operating room! Folded division of the Stanford University Medical School and in among his experiences in Ropin’ Doc are his memories, spent decades as a member of the Stanford faculty. His stories, horses, career, family and more friends than can be humanitarian efforts included providing free surgical counted. Ask any team roper around and they’ll tell you, services in rural Guatemala for more than 20 years. they’d heel a steer for Dr. Bert any time! Outside of his medical career, Johnson raised a family “Bert gained the respect of the cowboys because he’s of four, developed championship-level team roping skills an excellent horseman,” said Dave Wood, chairman of the and was a national leader in the cattle industry. He is a Harris Ranch Beef Division. “He’s as good a horseman as member of the California Rodeo Hall of Fame and has anybody you want to see. He’s also such a fine individual participated on the prestigious Rancheros Visitadores’ and gentleman, everybody loves and respects him. Bert is a annual ride every year since 1967. He is a cowboy, rancher horseman deluxe and always could ride and rope as good as and team roper who beat some of the world’s best to win any cowboy going down the road. They call him the ‘Ropin’ the Gold Card Team Roping at the famous Salinas Rodeo in Doc.’” California. You can order Ropin’ Doc online at www.ropindoc. “In 1999, the book Stanford University School of Medicine: net, or call 662-402-8145 to order over the phone. The Forty Careers in Medicine was published,” said Dr. Dennis book, which is edited by Katie Tims, sells for $50, with the Siegler, a physician and former Stanford resident who proceeds donated to Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala. worked side-by-side with Johnson. “The book recognized 40 Stanford graduates ‘who have helped shape the school and contribute to its eminence. These individuals add to Stanford’s rich legacy, Terry Cotton, A reliable business partner is carrying forth its energy and spirit to Regional Manager difficult to come by. Contact communities worldwide.’ Inclusion in that Terry Cotton to locate Angus book is an honor that 99.9 percent of Arizona genetics, select marketing options Stanford people never achieve. Bert was in California tailored to your needs, and to Nevada there. That honor, plus Bert’s winning the access Association programs and Utah Gold Card championship buckle at Salinas services. Put the business breed to – one of the world’s most elite team 3201 Frederick Avenue work for you. St. Joseph, MO 64506 ropings – exemplify what doesn’t make 816.390.3227 To subscribe to the Angus Journal, him vibrant in two worlds but superlative call 816.383.5200. in them both.” Watch The Angus Report on RFD-TV Monday mornings at 7:30 CST. Most importantly, Johnson has helped hundreds of people obtain world-class medical care and navigate the challenges of the today’s healthcare industry. Ropin’ Doc includes personal stories from dozens of people who have Johnson to thank for 3201 Frederick Ave. • St. Joseph, MO 64506 816.383.5100 • their lives and good health. © 2016-2017 American Angus Association “There has been kind of a joke that


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HEMSTED TO BE HONORED AS LIVESTOCK MAN OF THE YEAR There is perhaps no one who has been as integral to the Tehama County beef business as lifelong cattleman Jerry Hemsted. But his love of the ranching way of life and the promotion of beef goes far beyond his own backyard. Hemsted, from the small metropolis of Cottonwood, was selected for the prestigious recognition by the California State Chamber of Commerce and the Grand National Rodeo Horse and Stock Show. He will accept the prestigious award at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Oct. 15. Hemsted was born into the cattle industry. He demonstrated his first love of the industry with the purchase of a heifer named Domino Princess the 44th at the age of 10 in Millville. Partnering with his dad, Hemsted ran his own cattle from the moment he was “infected,” as he puts it, with the industry. He was raised in Shasta and Tehama counties, graduating from Red Bluff High School in 1960. After high school, he studied at California State University, Fresno, until his father, Jim, had a heart attack, which prompted Hemsted to return to Tehama County to help manage Hemsted Livestock Transportation. His experience with hauling cattle proved valuable in his later years as both a cattleman and California Cattlemen’s Association president. Hemsted not only learned the location of ranches all over California, but also how they were managed and what kind of gains could be expected, many of which he would eventually manage himself. Hemsted Livestock Transportation was always active in the community, hauling fair animals free of charge for 10 of the local county fairs for decades. During this time, he was president of the California Truckers Association’s Livestock Carriers conference from 1965-68. He hung up trucking in 1980, solely running cattle from then on. For more than 54 years, Hemsted has devoted his services to cattlemen at the local, state, and national level. He was president and secretary of the Tehama County Cattlemen’s Association (TCCA), Man of the Year in 1988 and a state director. At the state level, he has served as chair of the California Cattlemen’s Association’s legal fund ‘POSSEE’ (Protecting Our State’s Stewards, Environment and Economy), membership and animal health committees. This was followed by his time as CCA vice president and president from 1999-2000. One of his many accomplishments was helping form the California Rangeland Trust and his appointment to its first board of directors. In addition, he was on the board of

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directors for the National Cattlemen’s Association, chair of the transportation committee, and dues paying membership chair for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In 2002, Hemsted went to work for Bengard Ranches, managing its extensive cattle operation, which encompasses more than 15 ranches. This partnership proved a perfect JERRY HEMSTED combination of progressive management styles. The ranch has maintained a great working relationship at all locations with the California State University system, the University of California, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources through educational events, field days and research to promote beef production and rangeland management. Always striving to be on the cutting edge of management strategies, Hemsted worked extensively with the University of California Cooperative Extension researching various topics including animal health, mineral supplementation, water quality, range improvement, rangeland weed control and economics. This research has contributed to the cattle industry across California. Thanks in large part to his efforts, Bengard Ranches and Hemsted were awarded with the CBCIA commercial producer of the year award in 2007. Perhaps most importantly, Hemsted married the love of his life, Joan, in 1965. They have three children and Hemsted says he is most proud of being awarded Tehama County CattleWomen’s Father of the Year in 1993. Joan is a leader and beef industry advocate in her own right. She has been a very active member of the CattleWomen’s Association serving as state president and a national director. In 2013, she was awarded the American National CattleWomen of the Year. Beyond Hemsted’s accomplishments, his legacy will also be that of mentor and a voice of reason in the cattle industry. Whether it’s local or national cattlemen, or Cooperative Extension, Hemsted is frequently asked for his opinion on matters of livestock production, rangeland management and issues facing the industry.

Grand National Promises something for everyone For 70 years the iconic Cow Palace Arena & Event Center has been celebrating the old west and inspiring youth to take part in the agriculture industry through their annual Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo event. From top to bottom, the Cow Palace is filled with the ultimate western experience including an agriculture exhibition, a professional rodeo in partnership with the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association), and a classic western marketplace - including mechanical bull rides, live music, BBQ, shopping and more. The familyfriendly event takes place all day over two action packed weekends on Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22. Although tickets must be purchased for the Grand National Rodeo in the main arena, the Livestock Exposition, Horse Show, Interactive Agricultural Area, and Marketplace are FREE to the public. “Our team has been working hard to make the 70th year of the

Grand National amazing. We are excited about all the new things we are incorporating into the event this year including “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” day, in support of breast cancer awareness; and our Military Day has expanded to partner with organizations that provide services for Veterans. We’re even renewing wedding vows for a couple that was married at the Grand National 20 years ago, and partnering with the historic 7 Mile House restaurant to host a Cow Palace Burger eating contest! Make sure to come join the fun there will be lots to see,” shares Cow Palace CEO Lori Marshall. The rodeo, produced for the past 47 years by Cotton Rosser and the Flying U Rodeo Co., features traditional rodeo events, including bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing to name a few. An annual highlight for the rodeo community is the contest for Miss Grand National Rodeo Queen, a title that is held for one year to serve as a goodwill


ambassador for the sport of rodeo. During the livestock exposition, real farm equipment and animals are on site with interactive displays to learn about how food is grown. Exhibitors will show cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and rabbits, along with photography and fine art inspired by agriculture and western lifestyle. Schools are able to bring students to the agriculture fair for “Kids at the Palace”, a free event during the day on Friday, Oct. 14 and must reserve their spot ahead of time (contact media@ for reservations). Space is still available for vendors in the Western Marketplace, and businesses interested in becoming an event sponsor can contact the Cow Palace for more information. Presale tickets to the rodeo are now on sale and range from $12- $42. Tickets can be purchased on the Cow Palace website ( For more details contact or call 415-414-4100.


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SHOWCASING BEEF PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA by California Beef Council Director of Producer Communication Jill Scofield For the California Beef Council (CBC), sharing how beef is produced with consumers and key influencer industries such as foodservice and nutrition is nothing new. However, this summer, the CBC took a slightly different approach to this strategy by launching new partnerships and programs aimed at delving into beef production with new audiences.

important role in working rangelands Through CBC-sponsored preconference tours, head chefs, university and how UCCE is working to educate foodservice directors, food distribution the public on this important topic. Lastly, the CBC’s involvement company representatives and others had two unique opportunities to see in this conference also included a beef and beef production in a different presentation by Director of Retail and light. Foodservice Marketing Christie Van The first tour was a trip to a local Egmond about how to convey beef winery in St. Helena, where attendees quality to Millennials at foodservice were able to sample various beef and and the resources and beef education wine pairings. Four delicious dishes tools available to foodservice operators featuring beef recipes created by through the CBC to help them the checkoff-funded Beef Culinary accomplish those efforts. Center in Denver, Colo. were crafted “FQAM is a prestigious event in and plated for the attendees, offering the culinary world, and it represents an variations on recipes that fostered opportunity to have constructive and inspiration and ideation for their meaningful dialog with participants own menus. Laura Hagen, Senior from throughout the country about Director of Culinary Innovation for how beef is produced, as well as the National Cattlemen’s Beef, joined answer their questions about key the group to share insight about the issues like sustainability, antibiotic use recipes, the flavor profiles, differences in livestock production, and practices in cuts of beef used, and the unique used by ranchers in raising cattle,” combination of ingredients used to said Van Egmond. “Being a part of create the dishes. this year’s conference was a great way The second tour was a visit to for the California beef industry to be a local cattle ranch – Oak Ridge Angus in Calistoga. There, fourth-generation rancher Cheryl LaFranchi and her husband Frank Mongini, DVM, who is a local veterinarian, provided a tour of their black Angus operation, sharing information about nutrition, animal care, the beef lifecycle, and various other production practices in place on their ranch. During the tour, the attendees also heard from Stephanie Larson, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) advisor, who shared additional insight about beef production in California, including a recently published paper on the benefits of grazing. The paper, she shared, provided research Cheryl LaFranchi, Oak Ridge Angus, discusses cattle findings proving livestock’s nutrition with chefs and foodservice professionals.

Engaging with Foodservice Professionals at Flavor, Quality and American Menus Conference In August, the CBC team partnered with the Flavor, Quality & American Menus (FQAM) Conference to show key foodservice industry leaders how beef is raised, as well as provide menu inspiration and guidance to help encourage new beef creations at their respective businesses. FQAM is an annual invitational leadership retreat presented in partnership by The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and the University of California, Davis. This prestigious, invitation-only leadership retreat provides opportunities for networking, exchanging information and ideas, and according to conference literature, “advancing both American agriculture and the food and beverage industries that depend on it.” The conference featured a variety of presentations and panels aimed to stimulate innovative thinking about menu development, as well as the opportunity to connect leaders within the volume foodservice and American agriculture industries, such as the CBC, to foster better understanding of current challenges and opportunities faced by each sector. The CBC’s role in this exciting conference allowed for a deeper dialog with attendees about beef, both in terms of menu inspiration and in terms of production methods. 42 California Cattleman October 2016

and retail industries, which will also feature tours showcasing all aspects of beef production, along with another presentation by Mitloehner. The Pasture to Plate Tour for upcoming foodservice and retail tour Registered Dietitians will also provide attendees an animal Earlier in the summer, the CBC handling demonstration featuring team took a new approach with its popular Pasture to Plate Tour, which has stockman and clinician Curt Pate. “Over the years, we have found our been held for several years specifically Pasture to Plate tours to be a great way for foodservice industry influencers. to engage with influencers in various This year, CBC Registered Dietitian industries about beef production and Director of Food and Nutrition and the cattle industry,” noted CBC Outreach James Winstead invited a key group of registered dietitians and nutritionists on a behind-the-scenes look at the beef production process. The three-day immersive tour showed them various aspects of how beef is raised and produced, from a cow-calf ranch (Steve and Michelle McDonald’s ranch, Rancho del Rio, in Sanger), to a feedlot (Harris Feeding Company), and even a processing facility (Cargill Beef in Fresno). Along the way, stops at Chandler Farms – growers of wine and raising grapes, almonds and peaches – and SunMaid Raisins gave the attendees a behind-the-scenes glimpse at other crops and agricultural sectors, and offered insight about how connected the beef industry is to California’s agriculture industry as a whole. Mixed in with these tours were insightful presentations on beef nutrition by Shelley Johnson, Director of Nutrition Outreach for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and on beef ’s true environmental impact from a greenhouse gas emissions standpoint from renowned scientist Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., who is well-known for debunking the 2006 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s comparisons of livestock emissions to transportation emissions. “Feedback from our tour participants was overwhelmingly positive,” said James Winstead, CBC Director, Food and Nutrition Outreach. “Everyone came away with a broader understanding of what goes into producing beef, and also with a greater appreciation of the nutritional science that supports beef in a healthy diet to help them better inform their clients and patients about positive dietary patterns that include this powerful protein.” This most recent tour is a precursor to another Pasture to Plate tour occurring this fall with the foodservice a part of this conversation and ensure attendees heard from industry experts on these topics.”

Executive Director Bill Dale. “There’s no better way to fully explain every aspect of livestock and beef production than allowing these audiences to hear first-hand from the ranchers and beef producers themselves. Time and again, we see a positive impact made on their perceptions of beef production, so this continues to be a valuable way to educate and engage with key groups in California.” For more on the CBC and beef checkoff, visit

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California Event Raises millions of dollars for hereford Youth Rick Malir and Bonnie ColeyBJ Jones and Sondra Brancel, The Harvest II fundraising event benefitting the Hereford Youth Malir, Dublin, Ohio, donated a co-chairmen of A Hereford Scene Foundation of America (HYFA) $500,000 leadership endowment to in 2016, donated $100,000 to HYFA generated $2 million for leadership HYFA. The 10-year gift will fund a and the Growing a Lasting Legacy events and scholarships August 26lifetime of leadership opportunities Campaign. This gift represented 27 at the Kunde Family Winery and for NJHA members. Additionally, the tremendous fundraising effort Estate in Kenwood. the Malir family announced they are made by the state of Wisconsin The Harvest II event, hosted by including HYFA as their primary and supporters from across the Jim Mickelson, American Hereford beneficiary and will make a planned nation who came together to benefit Association Board of Directors giving estate gift of $1 million for a Hereford youth. member, and his wife, HYFA Board total contribution of $1.5 million. “The generosity of the Hereford of Directors member Marcia Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., family has taken HYFA to new Mickelson, brought together 185 established a $100,000 scholarship heights,” said Amy Cowan, AHA Hereford enthusiasts from across the endowment benefitting HYFA and director of youth activities and United States. National Junior Hereford Association foundation. “It was a historic evening “The Hereford Youth Foundation members. The inaugural $5,000 for the foundation and the breed and of America has become an important scholarship will be awarded during we can’t thank the donors, attendees partner in the future successes of our the AHA Annual Meeting this fall in and buyers enough for supporting juniors,” said Jim Mickelson. “It was Kansas City, Mo. this great cause.” with great pleasure and pride that we welcomed Hereford enthusiasts from across the United States to invest in the future of the Hereford breed.” The Harvest II auction grossed $350,000 on 39 lots. The highselling lot was a trip to Las Vegas for the 2017 National Finals Rodeo complete with round-trip airfare courtesy of Bob and Lisa Norton, BioZyme, Inc., on Norton’s private Cessna Citation CJ4 aircraft. Curtis and Diane Younts, Belton, Texas, donated the NFR Gold Buckle SWEETLIX® Delivers. tickets and parking. The lot sold SWEETLIX® EnProAl® supplements offer protein and essential nutrients around the clock. When matched to your forage for $37,000. The silent auction conditions, this self-fed system results in consistent delivery. and welcome fundraiser grossed • High magnesium content is an aide in the prevention of grass tetany $10,000. • Convenient, palatable source of protein, energy and minerals • Predictable consumption rate Three new scholarship and leadership endowments were 1-87-SWEETLIX also announced at the Harvest II auction. 44 California Cattleman October 2016

When Pastures Give Out

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Col. John Rodgers and Col. Rick Machado 203 ANGUS BULLS

Pictured (L to R) are: Vintage Angus Ranch Manager Doug Worthington with wife Dina; VAR owners Susan and Jim Coleman and ranch operations manager Brad Worthington at the annual Carcass Maker Bull Sale on Sept. 1 in LaGrange.



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VAR bull buyers Carol and Greg Renz and John Pedotti prior to the Carcass Maker Bull Sale.

Blair and Susan Hart with Dan Byrd at Byrd Cattle Co.’s “It’s All About the Genetics” Bull Sale in Los Molinos.

Five Star Land and Livestock & Bar R Angus SEPT. 4, WILTON, CA Col. John Rodgers Managed by Matt Macfarlane Marketing 47 ANGUS BULLS $5,903


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Bull buyers Joe Tipton and Greg Ramelli on Sept. 2 in Los Molinos.

HAVE Angus’ Elizabeth Vietheer with Col. John Rodgers at the Heritage Bull Sale in Wilton.

Col. John Rodgers and Col. Rick Machado Managed by Matt Macfarlane Marketing 115 ANGUS & RED ANGUS BULLS



Donati Ranches, O’Connell Ranches, Wulff Brothers Livestock SEPT. 8, COLUSA, CA Col. Rick Machado Managed by Matt Macfarlane Marketing 114 FALL YEARLING ANGUS BULLS $6,423 13 SPRING YEARLING ANGUS BULLS $5,962 127 TOTAL ANGUSBULLS $6,376


Boston Ranch’s Cindy and Martty Joe and Michelle Sammis with Western Williamson, Exeter at the Black Gold Livestock Journal’s Logan Ipsen. Bull Sale in Colusa.. 46 California Cattleman October 2016


$6,567 $ 6,409 $ 6,964 $13,000

Western Video Market’s Holly Foster with Zoetis’ Larry Gran.


Tehama Angus Ranch bull buyers Doug and Jeff White in Gerber on Sept. 9.

Oak Ridge Angus’ Cheryl Lafranchi with JV Angus’ Bill Traylor.


The sale crew at Tehama Angus Ranch (L to R): John Dickinson, Jake Parnell, Terry Cotton, Col. John Rodgers, Kevin Borror, Bryce Borror, Bill Borror, Col. Rick Machado, Logan Ipsen, and Matt Macfarlane. ARELLANO BRAVO PRODUCTION SALE

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with Genoa Livestock & Schohr Herefords SEPT. 13, OAKDALE, CA Col. Rick Machado Managed by James Danekas and Associates 34 HEREFORD BULLS $5,331

Genoa Livestock’s Bob Coker with Col. Rick Machado at California Bullfest in Oakdale.

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Gonsalves Ranch, Diamond Oak Cattle Co., Flood Bros. Cattle, and Double M Ranch SEPT. 14, OAKDALE, CA Col. Rick Machado


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