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February 2020

inside this month... Passion for promoting the HEreford Breed Looking at the 2020 Legislative Session progress on trade February 2020 California Cattleman 1


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CALIFORNIA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION A SNAPSHOT: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020 by CCA President Mark Lacey

I’ll tell you, from a chronological standpoint I struggle with the content for these columns between trying to look at upcoming events, and trying to recount things that have happened between magazine editions. So, please forgive me for throwing several different subjects at you. Well we are a month into the 2020 election year that after 2016 may go down as the most outrageous ever. The amount of money spent on the campaigns will total more than the revenue of some good-sized countries. Crazy right? With the electorate split evenly (nationally anyway), voting party lines at approximately 40 percent it seems a bit nuts that billions of dollars will be spent to convince 20 percent of the voters who to cast their vote for. 2020 will also be a census year that has some potential ramifications for California. There has been an exodus of Californians to the extent that the state could lose a couple of congressional seats. Given our virtual one party rule both in the state and nationally, maybe losing some representation isn’t all bad. After the convention, we had a yearend meeting at the office to review 2019 issues/events, mainly because we do listen to suggestions about ways we can improve the content, venue or overall execution of our major meetings. As a matter a fact, we send out surveys to participants to solicit input. So, if you get a survey please take the time to send it back so we can learn what worked or if something could be improved. The biggest part of the meeting was spent on 2020 planning to incorporate what we learned about the 2019 events into this year’s meetings, to review regulatory/legislative issues that carryover, or ones that will be new this year and finally to assess our progress in implementing the strategic plan. So, for 2020 we have some great meetings planned. In March will be the Steak and

Eggs Breakfast in Sacramento in conjunction with Ag Day. You can attend for free then help us lobby at the Capitol. May 20-22 will be the Cattle Feeders Meeting in San Diego. June 16-18 is the CCA & CCW Midyear Meeting in Paso Robles, so mark it on your calendar. We have a lot of cattlemen in the Central California region so I personally would like to see a record turnout for midyear. Then, of course, we have annual convention in Reno on Dec. 2-4, which will again be held at the Peppermill Reno. Additionally there will be a regional CalPLC meeting and two regional workshops on animal disease traceability this year. On the legislative front, the state has signaled that PG&E and homelessness are the issues that will take up much of their agenda. CCA’s top two priorities for 2020 are the Williamson Act and commercial driver’s license regulations. For the first time in many years, there seems to be a willingness on the part of policymakers to have discussions regarding the Williamson Act. Then of course, there is the litany of regulations that we work on continuously that are too numerous to fit in this column. We discussed how to do more with communications and outreach. The website has been overhauled and looks great. It will be an area where you can source more informative content like the strategic plan, research and facts on current issues like climate change and fake meat. Hopefully you can use that information to spread our message through electronic media. That is a significantly abbreviated snapshot of what we will be doing in 2020, but hopefully we can fill you in more when we see you on tour. Also, I want to welcome John Hammon to the officer team. Let’s have a great year!

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 (Publication #8-3600) 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.

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ON THE COVER

ON THE COVER

FEBRUARY 2020 Volume 103, Issue 2

ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVES CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN Familiar face takes place on officer team

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YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK Looking at this year’s legislative session

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BUNKHOUSE The legislative team at CCA

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HERD HEALTH CHECK Looking ahead to spring

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NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Striking a trade deal

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WORKING RINGSIDE Spring season market predictions

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CHECKING IN ON YOUR CHECKOFF Reflecting on 2019, looking to future

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PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER Investing in the future

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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD USMEF works to keep beef on dinner plates worldwide

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SPECIAL FEATURES

Hereford innovation 26 Correcting misconceptions about California 28 Understanding calving ease EPDs 46 Beefmaster genetics 58

This month’s cover was takenTOUREVENTS by Duncan Selby UPCOMING CCAshot SPRING in San Luis Obispo County. As in year’s past, the February issue includes editorial about the Hereford and Beefmaster breeds and features ads from breed leaders in the West.

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS FEB. 5-7

FEB. 11-13 FEB. 21

CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION & NCBA TRADE SHOW San Antonio, Texas WORLD AG EXPO Tulare BUTTE COUNTY CATTLEMEN RED MEAT DINNER Oroville

MARCH 24

CCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Sacramento

MARCH 25

CCA STEAK & EGGS BREAKFAST Sacramento

READER SERVICES

Buyers’ Guide 60 Obituaries 65 Advertisers Index 66

To list your group’s events here, contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0844 or e-mail magazine@calcattlemen.org.

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CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN

FAMILIAR FACE

longtime cca member takes place on officer team by CCA Second Vice President John Hammon Having worked in the cattle industry for more than 40 years, it is truly an honor to be elected as a second vice president of the California Cattlemen’s Association. I would like to thank the membership for putting their faith in me and I am committed to representing my fellow cattle producers to the best of my ability. I am looking forward to working with the other CCA officers and our great staff over the next two years. For those of you who don’t know me, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I grew up in Bakersfield and began working on cattle ranches when I was in grade school. I attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1991. Over the last 28 years I have worked on eight different ranches and two feedlots throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. For the past 16 years I have been the assistant manager for Boston Ranch Company in Tulare County. We are primarily a cow-calf operation and also run a few stocker cattle. Since moving to Tulare County, I have been a member of the Tulare County Cattlemen’s Association. I have served on our board of directors and as our treasurer for the last ten years. I have also served as the CCA Director for Zone 8 for the last four years. My wife Julie and I have been married for 28 years. Julie homeschooled our kids through eighth grade and is currently a bookkeeper for our local high school. Our son Zane will graduate this spring from Pepperdine University with a law degree. He plans on becoming a prosecuting attorney. Our daughter Fallon will graduate this spring from California State University, Fresno, with a degree in Agricultural Education. She plans on pursuing a career as a high school agriculture teacher. When I was first approached about the position of second vice president for CCA, I was excited about the opportunity, but a little concerned about the time commitment it would involve. I gave it some thought and decided that I didn’t want to be one of those people that says, “I’m too busy, let someone else do it.” Living and working on cattle ranches has provided my family and me with a great way of life and I want to do my part to help preserve this industry that has given so much to me. 8 California Cattleman February 2020

To put it bluntly, the current political and economic climate in California is not good. It will take all of us working together to try and keep this industry thriving and maintain our way of life. I encourage all of you to get involved at the state and local level and do what you can to help. Talk to your neighbors who are not CCA members and show them what CCA is doing for all of us and encourage them to join. The California Cattlemen’s Association is steadfast and enthusiastic in the work they do to help defend and protect our industry and they need the support of all cattle producers in California. The newly-formed California Cattle Council is getting up and running and I look forward to seeing what they can do to help in our efforts to promote beef and preserve the cattle industry in California. For six years now, I have been chairman of the Tulare County Cattlemen’s Scholarship Committee. I feel strongly that the future of our industry lies in the hands of the young men and women of this state. The interest in agriculture among today’s youth is dwindling for a variety of reasons. Through support and education, we need to encourage them to pursue a career in agriculture and show them how rewarding a future in agriculture can be. I am also a huge proponent of supporting our ranch raised kids who choose to pursue a career outside of agriculture. The public misconception about beef and livestock agriculture is a real threat that we must take seriously and act upon. We need advocates for our industry in all sectors of public life. I look forward to serving for the next two years as one of the second vice presidents for the California Cattlemen’s Association. I am confident that our organization and our staff in Sacramento will be able to face and overcome whatever challenges that may come our way.


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YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK

cca gears up for regulatory and legislative season in sacramento by CCA Director of Government Affairs Jenna Chandler With the legislature having reconvened in January, it is gearing up to be a busy year on the legislative and regulatory advocacy fronts. As we prepare for the fights ahead, it is a great time to look back at what we were able to accomplish in 2019—successes only made possible through the support of CCA members. On the federal level, because of the hard work done in 2019, international trade looks even more promising in 2020. Two trade deals—the U.S.–Japan Trade Agreement that results in lower tariffs to Japan (the top international market for U.S. beef) and one (U.S.-EU Trade Agreement) that will increase access to consumers in Europe—are both promising for U.S. beef producers. In addition, the U.S. House and Senate’s passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), maintaining duty-free access for U.S.-produced beef, ensures valuable access to those huge foreign markets. As of press time, the agreement is headed to the President’s desk for approval. Recently Phase 1 of a trade deal with China was also announced, offering improved access to the world’s most populous consumer market. It wasn’t just trade deals that brought success in 2019, though: environmental policy work stateside proved fruitful last year, as well. The repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was finalized, promising ranchers relief from the expansive Obama-era rule that granted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers unprecedented regulatory jurisdiction over waters, wetlands and—in extreme circumstances—typically-dry land features. Another significant environmental gain was the finalization of federal rules to modernize Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementation. Most importantly, the changes resulted in prioritizing critical habitat designations on occupied territory, streamlining agency consultation and rolling back the ”blanket 4(d) rule” that resulted in most species listed as threatened being extended full endangered species protection. Continued exemption from a greenhouse gas reporting rule was also secured and the “Green New Deal”—which seeks, among other things, to eliminate cattle grazing—was defeated in the Senate. Climate change was also kept out of dietary requirements and bipartisan legislation (the Real MEAT Act) was introduced in the House and Senate to ensure the proper labeling of imitation meat products and that those labels don’t disparage real beef. Additionally, a continuation of the delay on the Electronic Logging Device mandate for livestock haulers was obtained and livestock producers gained an exemption from reporting requirements of “air releases from hazardous substances from animal waste” in the 10 California Cattleman February 2020

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) rule. While the true “win” didn’t come until an announcement by President Trump, significant progress was made on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reform in 2019, with the US Forest Service proposing a rule to streamline the NEPA process on the heels of similar proposals by the Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) and Council on Environmental Quality in 2018. Important policy successes in 2019 were not limited to CCA’s federal priorities. After the passage of Senate Bill 965 (McGuire, 2018), cattle producers across the state cast their votes early in the year and ultimately formed the California Cattle Council, the creation of which will bring an estimated $3 million annually to education and promotion of live cattle issues in the Golden State. The state budget contained wins for cattlemen as well, bringing more resources to rural Californians and securing additional funding to Cal Fire to aggressively combat wildfires and improve forest resiliency. $165 million was earmarked to fund grants issued by Cal Fire for fuel load reduction with a standalone appropriation of $35 million for prescribed fire. In addition to ensuring passage of legislation beneficial to the industry, CCA had significant victories in defeating harmful legislation in 2019. Early in 2019, CCA strongly opposed AB 479 (Nazarian, 2019), which sought to incentivize California public schools to serve plant-based lunch options under the guise of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CCA, working with Western United Dairies, secured amendments to the bill that ultimately allowed CCA to remove opposition. AB 378 (Wiener, 2019), which sought to ask California voters to approve a separate, California-only estate tax, stalled, effectively halting the legislation for the time being. Also effectively killed was the troublesome environmental bill, SB 1 (Atkins, 2019). SB 1 sought to lock in pre-Trump era regulations and the science behind them for the implementation of the federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act on the state level. Additional amendments were added that sought to define the “Waters of the State” (WOTUS) to be consistent with 2015 regulations promulgated by the Obama era U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While CCA-sponsored stock pond legislation AB 448 (Garcia, 2019) was ultimately held in committee, it did bring to the attention of legislators and regulators the issues and complications that arose after the expiration ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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Western Watersheds Project (WWP) challenging, among other things, grazing on the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. WWP challenged historic grazing practices on the refuge over claimed impacts to the greater sage grouse and Lost River and shortnose sucker fish seeking to reduce and ultimately eliminate grazing. The Magistrate Judge, however, determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had taken appropriate measures to consider the potential impacts of grazing and that grazing should continue. Inevitably, there will always be challenges ahead. The work is never truly done, but through the guidance of the CCA leadership team and with the support of CCA membership, 2019 was a very positive year for beef cattle producers. California’s full-time legislature requires a full-time advocacy effort. In 2019 alone, over 2000 bills were introduced and we can expect the same in 2020. While there’s no doubt that CCA will likely have to work to defeat harmful pieces of legislation brought forward by activist groups that want to put California ranchers out of business, there’s also a lot of opportunity for us to promote livestock production in the state. Each time a bill is defeated it’s a recognition of the beneficial role of livestock production. It’s a collective victory for every rancher in the state and a step towards accomplishing even greater goals.

of a certificate filing program in 1997. CCA will continue to explore this issue further. On the regulatory side, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State. As initially written, the proposal significantly duplicated existing federal permitting requirements, threatening significant additional costs for California farmers and ranchers. CCA—along with a broad coalition of agricultural organizations— succeeded in securing amendments to the final regulation that provided virtually all regulatory relief sought by California’s agricultural community. While results on the litigation front were somewhat of a mixed bag in 2019, there were some significant victories. In early 2017, the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) brought suit challenging livestock grazing on three allotments on the Stanislaus National Forest. CCA, the California Farm Bureau Federation and permittees of the allotments intervened in the lawsuit to protect the ranchers’ grazing interests. That case was wrapped up in 2019 and the court’s final opinion makes it clear that environmental groups like CSERC cannot make an end-run around the Porter-Cologne Act by demanding a court order halt grazing on natural forests when water quality violations Sutter Club are alleged. Rather, regulation of alleged nonpoint source March 25th pollution must be allowed to follow the process dictated by the act. CCA’s counsel in the CSERC case—the Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC)—secured an additional victory for California ranching in 2019 (though CCA was not a COME MEET WITH LEGISLATORS & STAFF IN SACRAMENTO! party to the suit). WRLC RSVP by March 13th to Morgan in the CCA office at intervened on behalf of a (916) 444-0845 or morgan@calcattlemen.org. More Modoc County rancher in details available at calcattlemen.org/events. a lawsuit brought by the

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BUNKHOUSE EFFECTIVE LOBBYING

cca legislative team needs member participation by CCA Vice President of Government Affairs Kirk Wilbur As most of you are likely aware, there have recently been some changes to CCA’s government affairs team. Justin Oldfield, CCA’s former vice president of government affairs, recently took a job as the inaugural executive director of the California Cattle Council. In Justin’s absence, I have taken over the position of vice president of government affairs and Jenna Chandler has transitioned from director of communications to director of government affairs. Jenna’s prior experience working in the Capitol and her engagement in animal health issues will serve us well. Rounding out CCA’s government affairs efforts are CCA Executive Director Billy Gatlin and Jason Bryant, a contract lobbyist with Bryant Government Affairs who has strengthened CCA’s relationships and effectiveness in the Capitol in recent years and who CCA will continue to work with to ensure our sustained success in the legislative arena. As the new year is now in full swing, your CCA staff and officers are once again traveling around the state to local association “tour meetings,” updating our grass-roots membership on CCA’s priorities and efforts in Sacramento and getting feedback from cattle producers on how we can best represent you in Sacramento, in Washington, D.C., and locally in your own communities. At one recent tour meeting, a member asked me whether CCA would remain as effective in the legislative realm utilizing a contract lobbyist rather than an in-house registered lobbyist. The short answer is: absolutely. Even during Justin’s tenure at CCA, Jason’s strategic vision was an enormous asset in enhancing CCA’s presence and effectiveness at the Capitol. And while CCA will be further utilizing Jason’s talents moving forward, we are not outsourcing our legislative efforts—Billy, Jenna and I continue to drive CCA’s legislative priorities, and CCA staff routinely join Jason in legislators’ offices as subject-matter experts on issues impacting the industry. Shortly after I finished speaking at this recent tour meeting, a welcome voice signaled his confidence in CCA’s lobbying strategy: Congressman Doug LaMalfa. Congressman LaMalfa—who prior to his election to the United States House of Representatives was a member of the state legislature from 2002-2012—mentioned that he could attest first-hand to Jason Bryant’s effectiveness as a lobbyist and advocate, and assured attendees that CCA staff has always been a recognized and respected voice on animal agriculture issues. LaMalfa did have a word of advice for attendees, though: No matter how effective staff at CCA are at advocating for the ranching community, our work will always be 14 California Cattleman February 2020

most effective when it is augmented by the voices of ranchers themselves. Congressman LaMalfa urged ranchers to get out to Sacramento and Washington, D.C., whenever possible to put in face-time with legislators to bolster the advocacy efforts of CCA staff. Fortunately, there are a few events coming up next month that allow you to put in face time with your elected representatives and reinforce the lobbying efforts that CCA puts in at the Capitol every day. On March 25, CCA will host our annual Steak and Eggs Breakfast. The Steak and Eggs Breakfast is a hit among legislators and staff who are eager to don a cowboy hat, enjoy a tender steak and learn from ranchers and other experts about the issues facing California’s beef producers. I encourage every CCA member who can make it to join us at the event and to strike up a conversation with your legislators and other officials; if policymakers associate a constituent’s face and story with the issues coming across their desks, it has a significant impact on their decision-making. Immediately after the Steak and Eggs Breakfast we will be heading across the street to the Capitol building for our annual lobby day—again, this is an excellent opportunity for you to share your experience and expertise with elected representatives, and to ensure that they have a constituent they can reach out to on issues impacting the livestock industry. Finally, the following week, from March 31 through April 2, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will host its annual Legislative Conference at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., and CCA will be setting up legislative visits for CCA members in attendance. The event is a great opportunity to address California’s Congressional delegation on issues affecting California cattle producers at the federal level, and I encourage you to attend and get involved. CCA will continue to zealously advocate for California’s cattle ranchers in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., and there is every reason to believe we will continue enjoying significant victories in the legislative and regulatory realms. But with your active engagement, we are guaranteed to have even greater success.


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adj. WW 741/WW Ratio 110 • adj. yW 1,407/Ratio 114 CED bW WW YW MK MA RE $W $F $G $b $C +10 +.9 +75 +133 +30 +.86 +.97 +86 +101 +70 +171 +227 20%

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adj. WW 747/WW Ratio 111 • adj. yW 1,376/Ratio 111 CED bW WW YW MK MA RE $W $F $G $b $C +11 +1.3 +67 +126 +25 +.91 +.53 +66 +103 +64 +167 +259 15%

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G a R ashland x Rathbun Double Vision B629

adj. WW 729/WW Ratio 109 • adj. yW 1,380/Ratio 112 CED bW WW YW MK MA RE $W $F $G $b $C +3 +3.8 +80 +154 +30 +.69 +.87 +73 +130 +61 +191 +284 75%

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adj. WW 701/WW Ratio 104 • adj. yW 1,357/Ratio 110 CED bW WW YW MK MA RE $W $F $G $b $C +13 -1.0 +70 +133 +36 +.62 +.75 +89 +101 +52 +153 +290 10%

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HERD HEALTH CHECK

SPRING HEALTH STRATEGIES TO TURN UP PERFORMANCE IN CALVES by Kevin Hill, DVM, Merck Animal Health For cattle producers, a successful cow/calf program starts in the spring. That’s critically important as spring approaches this year, given the harsh winter that cattle across some parts of the country faced. From extreme cold to endless snow and record flooding, cows and calves are emerging from a very stressful season. Among the many important management decisions producers need to consider are strategies to keep calves alive and healthy until weaning, and getting cows rebred. These will significantly impact fall profits on calves and be the start to next year’s calf crop. Thankfully, there are several strategies producers can implement to help cows thrive through breeding and gestation, and to help calves maximize their growth potential to pay dividends as they transition to the feedlot. These strategies include: BUILD A HERD HEALTH PROTOCOL

Your veterinarian can play an important role in helping you identify the pathogens and disease challenges that have the most significant impact in your area. Work with them to build a health protocol specific to the animals in your herd. They will provide sound recommendations on cow vaccinations to optimize conception and prevent abortion. In calves, the primary herd health protocols should focus on prevention of respiratory disease. As part of your herd health protocol, bulls should also be vaccinated and tested for trichomoniasis. IMPLANT CALVES FOR INCREASED WEIGHT GAIN

To increase weaning weights by 20 to 25 pounds per calf, producers should consider implanting calves

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with a product such as Ralgro®. For an investment of approximately $1.50 per head, implants result in a $30 to $40 increase in calf value in today’s market. Over the last 50 years, Ralgro has been used in cow/calf herds to yield higher weaning weights. In these five decades since Ralgro was introduced in the marketplace, producers have benefited from implanting ease, flexibility and consistent results on their operations. A withdrawal period has not been established for Ralgro in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. For complete information, refer to product label. VACCINATE COWS FOR BREEDING SUCCESS

In order to achieve maximum reproductive protection, producers should vaccinate cows five to eight weeks before rebreeding. This helps protect against viral and bacterial pathogens that can reduce fertility or trigger abortions. Combination vaccines, such as Vista® 5 VL5 SQ, achieve the necessary protection in one dose. VACCINATE CALVES TO COMBAT VIRAL AND BACTERIAL DISEASES

Protecting calves against respiratory diseases is essential for a successful fall marketing program. Both viruses and bacterial diseases can significantly impact calf performance. The biggest concerns are Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), and pneumonia caused by Mannheimia haemolytica or ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 18


- 313 LOTS SELL Females sell Sunday evening, February 23rd 36 Open Hereford Heifers | 21 Open Angus Heifers 8 Sexed Female Pregnancies

AHA 44019093

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

5.7 75 114 36 0.75 0.05

LOT 19 - C BAR1 Candy Belle 9036 ET You can’t stack more phenotype and true power into one than this herd sire. He has already proven himself being recently named the Champion Horned bull in Reno 2019 as a calf. Top 1% WW, YW, Scrotal, Top 2% Milk, REA, Top 15% $CHB.

AHA 44019294

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

4.3 55 86 28 0.42 -0.02

LOT 94 - C SULL Who Maker 9262 ET Here is the 2019 Reno Champion Polled Bull that is a combination of power, look and structure. He is built so well from the ground and perfect structured. This one is built for the long haul. He has the pedigree and profile to back it up. Top 20% milk, $CHB.

AAA 19517428

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

0.7 70 121 22 0.61 0.56

LOT 168 - CCC 6020 Bomber 9021 ET This should be a real sale attraction and one of the top Angus bulls we have sold. He has the look of a herd bull with big time performance. His EPD profile is as balanced as they come ranking in the top 10% for numerous traits.

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AHA 44019175

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

3.9 64 99 30 0.60 -0.04

LOT 56 - C 3003 Valor 9126 ET This horned herd sire is huge hipped and wide pinned with extra look and neck extension. He is full of performance and power with a balanced set of numbers. He will be a Denver pen bull and a great herd sire. Top 10% WW, Milk, REA.

AHA 43966950

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

2.7 56 90 29 0.60 0.05

LOT 121 - C 2052 Diversified 8342 ET This is one of the lowest birth, calving ease options out of the popular sire Diversified that is available. His balanced EPD profile gives you so many options especially when you consider his tremendous donor dam “2052” on his bottom side. He is in the top 15% for six traits.

AAA 19517445

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

0.5 66 124 17 0.71 0.64

LOT 177 - CCC Developer 9045 Sired by Developer who is a half brother to Bomber. Great structure and balance to this bull. Not a hole is his numbers and great birth to weaning ratio.

AHA 44076981

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

3.0 59 95 31 0.68 0.06

LOT 84 - C 6018 Belle Air 9211 ET All factors considered this may be the best herd sire in the entire offering. He is a true performance sire with huge numbers. His mother is a full sister to Double Your Miles. She has an ideal udder and is perfect in her structure. He is in the Top 20% for 11 traits.

AHA 44020529

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

6.2 60 97 30 0.52 -0.10

LOT 266 - C Classy Lass 9136 We wanted to add a top show heifer prospect to the offering that is halter broke and ready to go. She is sired by the popular show heifer maker American Classic and goes back to Eye Candy’s mother. She has the pedigree and look to do some winning but also the maternal background to be a top cow.

AAA 19571629

BW WW YW MM REA MARB

0.7 68 108 26 0.83 0.61

LOT 231 - CCC 3013 Bomber 8307 ET We are proud to have some of the first sons of Bomber available for auction and what a herd sire he is making. This son is out of a great Brilliance daughter who has an ideal udder and pattern. He is the ideal balance of calving ease, performance and carcass.

Catalog available online www.hereford.com Guy, Sherry and Katie Colyer, 208.845.2313 Kyle and Bobby Jean, 208.845.2098 Sale Broadcast on GUY cell: 208.599.0340 • email: guy@hereford.com KYLE cell: 208.250.3924 • FAX: 208.845.2314 31058 Colyer Road, Bruneau, ID 83604

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Pasteurella multocida. By properly vaccinating in the spring, calves are ready to respond rapidly to weaning vaccines, such as Vista Once SQ, a combination vaccine formulated to tackle the most important viral and bacterial pathogens. USE INTRANASAL VACCINES IN CALVES TO MAXIMIZE IMMUNE RESPONSE

fly tags in cows and calves can also provide significant protection from corneal damage due to flies. Not only will implementing these turnout strategies mean healthier cattle through the summer, but they will also result in added value when marketing calves in the fall. Providing buyers with a signed certificate, especially one verified by your veterinarian, documenting the health history of your calves will result in a premium paid by buyers of $15 to $35 per head. This documentation should include products and practices used, including vaccinations, parasite control and other treatments and application dates.

Intranasal vaccines promote a strong immune response directly on mucosal surfaces in the nasal passages – the portal of entry for respiratory infection in cattle. Nasalgen® and Once PMH® IN are two effective intranasal vaccines that increase protection against pneumonia, avoid interference from maternal Anaplasmosis is an infectious parasitic disease in cattle, spread antibodies in colostrum that can primarily by ticks and blood sucking insects like mosquitoes. The block injectable vaccines and are killed anaplasmosis vaccine protects cows and bulls of any age from infection and requires a booster given 4 to 6 weeks after the less stressful on calves compared initial vaccination. Find out below if you should order the vaccine! to similar injectable vaccinations. Bovilis® Coronavirus is another intranasal vaccine that can reduce Do you NO YES scours in newborn calves. own cattle?

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ELIMINATE INTERNAL PARASITES FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE

Prior to turnout, cattle should be effectively dewormed to help eliminate parasites and keep animals performing their best. This will keep cows eating more, milking better and ultimately produce a heavier calf. Research shows that a deworming program using fenbendazole, the active ingredient in Safe-Guard®, will consistently reduce fecal egg counts by more than 90 percent. When Safe-Guard is used in combination with an ivermectin product, producers achieve a near 100 percent efficacy, and help to avoid parasite resistance. Work with your veterinarian for the diagnosis, treatment and control of internal parasites. CONTROL PINKEYE TO KEEP CATTLE HEALTHY

Pinkeye causes significant health challenges in cattle across the country, but it can be controlled through on-farm fly control management and a vaccine that induces protection against bacterial infections of the eye. In areas with heavy fly pressure,

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Annual Bull Sale FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 , 2020 12:00 PM CST – At the Ranch – Thedford, NE

N E B R A S K A ’ S L A R G E S T M U LT I - B R E E D B U L L S A L E Selling 350+ Bulls

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Yearlings and Coming Two-Year Old Bulls / Also Selling Large Groups of Commercial Females LOT 1 H DOMINO 9555 ET

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SIRE: CL 1 DOMINO 7131E 1ET DAM: HH MISS ADVANCE 1010Y ET

SIRE: H FHF ADVANCE 628 ET DAM: WLL ZOEY 3Z

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LOT 224 HOFFMAN VALUE ADDED 900

LOT 249 HOFFMAN LLL BOMBER 9392

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MLK REA MARB CHB 32 0.54 0.18 88

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$C 271

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SIRE: Tehama Tahoe B767 DAM: BSG Countess 1705 of 028

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YW 120

MLK REA MARB $B 36 0.7 3 0.19 133

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SIRE: Casino Bomber N33 DAM: Sitz Blackcap 342U

LOT 292 HOFFMAN SOUTHERN CHARM 9139

LOT 287 HOFFMAN TAHOE 1908

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BW 1.1

WW 81

SIRE: HA Value Added 7578 DAM: Ann S S A94

SIRE: LCX PERFECTO 11B ET DAM: H HOPE 7032

CED 10

BW 2.2

MLK REA MARB $B 26 1.06 0.7 7 145

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SIRE: BUBS Southern Charm AA31 DAM: Hoffman Rachel 6011

CED 8.8

BW 2.5

WW 72

YW 112

MLK REA MARB API TI 20 0.73 0.26 118.4 72.0

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NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE TRADE DEALS DONE by NCBA Chief Executive Officer Colin Woodall NCBA has delivered some big wins for our industry this past year, but perhaps none are bigger than the trade deals we’ve delivered to close out 2019. We’re proud to work closely with the Trump Administration to deliver these major victories that will certainly boost our markets in the year ahead. International markets have been adding an additional $300 per head in value to fed cattle prices this year. That money flows back through our industry and helps support prices for every animal sold, at every level, whether you realize it or not. In just the past few weeks, we’ve managed to finalize a trade deal with Japan that places us on a level playing field with participants in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Because of NCBA’s dedication to working with the Administration, America’s cattle producers will no longer be at a competitive disadvantage in our largest export market. That means our current market of $2 billion a year – nearly $100 per head sold – is likely to grow in the years to come, as the tariffs imposed on U.S. beef decline from the current 38.5 percent to 9 percent. Starting Jan. 1, U.S. beef will be sold at the same tariff level as production from Australia, Canada, Mexico and other countries. We also saw movement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal in December, with the announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on this crucial agreement that will maintain our duty-free access with two of our largest and most important markets. NCBA has been working closely with the office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Administration to navigate the difficult complexities of a multilateral trade deal that impacts countless commodities and industries, and we’re extremely pleased with the outcome. If you haven’t already done so, it’s imperative that you reach out to your members of Congress and urge them to support swift passage of this critical trade deal. In addition to these two important trade deals, NCBA also worked to expand access to the market in the European Union. The deal negotiated by USTR established a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef from nonhormone treated cattle. Once implemented, the annual quota will increase from 18,500 metric tons in year one to 35,000 metric tons in year seven. The country-specific quota will benefit U.S. beef producers who participate in USDA’s non-hormone treated cattle program that was established in 1999; no longer will producers see quota consumed by competing nations in the future. 20 California Cattleman February 2020

In all, this deal will increase annual U.S. beef sales in Europe from $150 million to $420 million in year seven, a significant win. Finally, as we were preparing for the Christmas holiday, we received word of major progress in a market that U.S. producers have COLIN WOODALL long targeted for access. Negotiators announced Dec. 13 that they have reached a phase one deal with China. Although we’re currently awaiting details of the agreement, we’re optimistic that this is a positive step forward for our industry. In order to develop meaningful trade with the growing Chinese market, we must overcome the retaliatory tariffs China has placed on agricultural products for much of the past year. We must also ensure that China’s unjustifiable non-tariff barriers and restrictions on science-based production technologies are addressed in any eventual agreement. By doing so, we’ll ensure longterm access for U.S. beef that will allow Chinese consumers to enjoy the same high-quality, safe and sustainable U.S. beef that consumers around the globe have enjoyed for decades. To add China to the growing list of trade wins NCBA has notched in 2019, we’ll continue to work closely with the Administration to ensure the U.S. continues to benefit from these important overseas markets.


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USMEF Pleased by trade progress involving Mexico, Canada and China On Jan. 16, the U.S. Senate approved implementing legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) just one day after President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu signed the U.S. - China “Phase One” trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued a statement on the Senate’s decision thanking all parties for their swift actions on the matter. “The U.S. Senate moving quickly to approve USMCA reaffirms the United States’ commitment to two key trading partners, both of which are very important destinations for U.S. pork, beef and lamb.” Halmstrom said. “USMEF applauds Congressional leaders and the Trump administration, especially the trade experts within USTR and USDA, for their tireless efforts to ratify USMCA, which bolsters our position as a reliable supplier to two leading markets that account for about one-third of all U.S. red meat exports. Shipments to Mexico and Canada in 2019 totaled about 1.25 million metric tons valued at $3.8

billion, and the U.S. red meat industry looks forward to many years of further growth.” Regarding Phase One of the agreement with China, USMEF’s Halstrom had this to say: “For the U.S. pork and beef industries to expand their business in China, the world’s largest and fastest-growing destination for imported red meat, it is critically important that China follows international standards for pork and beef trade. The Phase One trade agreement lays important groundwork toward this goal, and USMEF thanks the Trump administration for addressing the barriers that have hampered U.S. pork and beef exports to China for many years.” Additionally Halmstrom said, “Last year China’s red meat imports exceeded $14 billion, a 65 percent increase from 2018. The U.S. industry looks forward to capturing a greater share of this rapidly growing market.” The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has posted the agreement text and related fact sheets for the Chinese deal online for those interested in learning details.

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March 3, 2020 Noon • Baker City, Oregon 200 BULLS & 75 FEMALES Thomas Niagara 91006

Thomas Complement T8273

CED I+1 BW I+.1 WW I+57 YW I+108

Milk I+27 MRB I+.83 RE I+.50 $B +165

Sire: Plattemere Weigh Up K360 • Dam’s Sire: Mytty In Focus

Thomas Discovery 8531

CED +9 BW -1.1 WW +72 YW +136

CED +4 BW +.9 WW +69 YW +131

Sire: SS Niagara Z29 • Dam’s Sire: WR Journey-1X74

Thomas South Side T8260

CED I+5 BW I+2.5 WW I+69 YW I+126

Milk +32 MRB +1.26 RE +.47 $B +178

Sire: VAR Discovery 2240 • Dam’s Sire: KCF Bennett Absolute

Milk +34 MRB +.80 RE +.69 $B +154

Milk I+29 MRB I+.63 RE I+.47 $B +149

Sire: KCF Benett Southside • Dam’s Sire: EXAR Upshot 0562B

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PRIDE IN THE PRODUCT

SPRING BULL SEASON PROMISES OPTIONS FOR ALL by Matt Macfarlane for M3 Marketing We are right at the forefront of the spring bull-buying season and luckily we are getting some much needed moisture across the west. Warm temperatures and storms spread out over the months of December and January have certainly got the grass going and put a large bump in the light cattle market. Speaking of markets, the early video sales have been very promising. Prices for all classes continue to increase and with the new trade deal with China, much of agriculture has become more optimistic, especially protein producers such as the ones in our great industry. The U.S. wrested from China an agreement to increase its total purchases from $186 billion in 2017 to $309 billion in 2021. The four most affected industries influenced will be manufacturing, energy, services and thankfully agriculture. As far as the current seedstock marketing events I’m excited to attend the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., and Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale and always look forward to these two events and catching up with people from across the country at these iconic venues. There will be plenty of bull sales in my future and I am always excited to see the next batch of genetics commercial producers can put into their programs. I am seeing some awfully good sets of bulls and females of multiple breeds throughout the west. I am very fortunate to get to work with such a progressive set of seedstock suppliers in the western U.S and beyond.

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There is so much information out there for you, the commercial producer, to utilize in purchasing bulls. My advice is for you to utilize all of it. Remember to do your due diligence and have a plan and goal for your program. Find a supplier that has similar production goals and parameters, similar environments that would require the least amount of time to adapt and adjust, and most importantly displays customer service and reliability that you can count on. Ask the tough questions and relay to seedstock producers what you need and are looking for. If you need help I’m always a phone call, text or e-mail away. I would like to thank Billy Gatlin and the CCA officers and staff for all they do for our industry. The CCA convention in November was extremely well attended and we have a tremendous team battling for us on our front line! I would also like to thank the advertisers we have had over the past year and look forward to working with you in 2020. Our January issue was one of the best ever and hopefully the rest of the year shows the optimism that this issue had. Stevie Ipsen has done a phenomenal job as always and I have not seen another state cattleman’s publication of this quality. She sets a very high bar. We have continued to grow the distribution and we now are more regional than state in terms of readership. Contact CCA, myself or Stevie if you have any question about this great magazine! I will be traveling across the country quite a bit the next two months, if you see me and have any ideas, comments or suggestions, I would love to hear them. If you need any assistance as well do not hesitate to call, I would love to help you out if I can.


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INNOVATION DRIVES

IMPROVEMENT from the American Hereford Association The year 2019 was one of innovation for the Hereford breed. During its Annual Membership Meeting and Conference this fall in Kansas City, the American Hereford Association (AHA) shared how an emphasis on information — and its community of people – is paying off. “The U.S. cattle industry is the leader in cattle production. We produce more pounds of beef than any other country in the world. The second-closest to us is Brazil, and they do it with almost three times more cattle,” said Jack Ward, AHA executive vice president. “That message is important, and it continues to show us that we need to be focused here on how we make genetic improvement in cattle — and as a seedstock producer, I think that’s your role in the industry.” Hereford breeders have made significant genetic progress during the last decade — posting a 17 percent reduction in birth weights, a 20 percent increase in growth traits and an impressive 150 percent gain in marbling since 2008. “The Hereford breed right now is doing a great job of helping to provide tools to move us forward, to be forward-looking. For our operation, that’s been very important to us,” said Joe Ellis, longtime Hereford breeder from Chrisman, Ill. “The genetics we’re making today are for down the road. It’s wonderful to be able to come here and see things that are thought-provoking and able to help us make decisions for our commercial customer.” An investment in genetic improvement is coupled with an investment in people. During the Annual Meeting, several hundred Hereford breeders enjoyed educational workshops on sustainability, genomic testing and 26 California Cattleman February 2020

marketing — while also celebrating industry contributors and awarding a record $180,000 in scholarships. “There are people here who feed cattle. There are people here who raise cow-calf, people that show cattle, and kids going to college in related industries like restaurant and hotel management,” said Ray Ramsey, Hereford breeder and president of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. “I think it’s important for us to tell our story in a lot of different areas, and this is a place where we come together once a year as a group and vote on leadership. So, it’s important for us to analyze where we’ve been and where we want to go.” Ward says, “All of those things really interact well with our mission at the American Hereford Association, and our focus is to create the opportunity and the kind of genetics and the tools that our members need to have to support this kind of improvement in the industry.” Learn why ranchers are choosing to “come home to Hereford” by visiting Hereford.org.


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by National Junior Hereford Association Board Member Bailey Morrell

industry have shaped me into the person I am today. I am My entire life I have been asked the following questions: “Do you live by the beach?”...“What do you also honored to serve those very people as I was recently mean when you say ‘am-end’?”...And my personal favorite, elected to the National Junior Hereford Association “They have agriculture in California?” (NJHA) Board of Directors this past summer by delegates To the surprise of many I answer these questions at the Junior National Hereford Expo. I ran on the with: “No way! There are sharks at the beach!”...“My campaign slogan of Dream. Believe. Achieve. family produces almonds and we pronounce them amYou see, as a young girl growing up in the California ends.”...“And yes, California is the leading agricultural agriculture industry, I felt like I always had a sort of weight producing state in the nation with over 400 commodities, on my back. At that point in my life, I could only dream of four of which my family and I proudly farm and ranch.” reaching my goals and I truly wasn’t sure what a small town I have always wondered how California got the girl could do on a large-scale. My goals weren’t just any reputation for tree huggers and surfers, when our state goals My goals included winning Star Farmer for California still holds some of the greatest farming and ranching FFA and the Beef Entrepreneurship Proficiency, earning a operations in the country. This is a conversation I like to maroon jacket along with a position on the NJHA Board engage in on a daily basis, whenever someone asks me of Directors, attending college to obtain an agricultural where I am from. To be honest, I had gotten into the degree and continuing to pursue my passion for serving habit of answering, “California...Northern California, and promoting California agriculture. actually.”As if Southern California had only grown to be beaches and Disney, and I realized that I was, in fact, ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 perpetuating the stereotype in my own mind. From citrus and avocados to artichokes and grapes, all the way up the state to rice, almonds, walnuts, tomatoes and cattle, California agriculture has retained its productivity and dignity in the face of mass stereotypes, declining crop prices, unpredictable weather and other adversities. Yet, when I step back to look at these foodproducing industries for what they’ve done, I am especially proud of the cattle sector. You see, I am a third generation cattle rancher on both sides of my family and am proud to have been raised on a seedstock Hereford and commercial cattle operation in the Colusa County town of Willows. I have grown up showing Hereford cattle and home-raised county fair steers, competing widely at the state and national Bailey Morrell is not shy about her pride for California agriculture. She is shown levels. I am proud to be part of the “Hereford here with banners, buckles and trophies she has won while exhibiting Hereford cattle on the local, state and national level. family” and I love that the people in this

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Now, to achieve these goals, I had to learn how to believe in myself, which hasn’t always been easy. But, with the help and support of many I began to check my goals off the list. In 2019, I was elected to the NJHA Board. This position has already given me invaluable opportunities to connect with others in the industry and strengthen their understanding of California agriculture. Whether that was meeting nearly 100 voting delegates between the ages of 16 and 22 and teaching them about where I am from, standing up for California’s red-hided cattle prices at the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting, and even having the opportunity to host California Department of Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross at my family’s home for a ranch tour and podcast entitled “What’s at Steak,” sponsored by the North American Association for Environmental Education. In 2018, I earned the title of California FFA Star Farmer, for my hard work in my beef and organic hay projects as well as my record-keeping skills and interview. In 2019, I won California FFA’s Beef Entrepreneurship Proficiency for the genetic improvement I have developed in my herd of Hereford cattle by utilizing Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer, and In-Vitro Fertilization. As for my educational pathway, I am a sophomore at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colo., doublemajoring in Agricultural Education with a concentration in Agricultural Literacy and Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy. In short, I plan to Pictured to the right is the 2019-2020 National Junior Hereford Association Board of Directors, including California’s Bailey Morrell, far right, second row.

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be an agricultural attorney who fights on behalf of farmers and ranchers alike. As an agricultural attorney, I will be able to fulfill my main dream, passion and goal of serving California agriculture. Water rights, land management, energy and consumer misconceptions are some of the biggest obstacles that lie in front of California’s farmers and ranchers. I myself have seen the lack of regard for our industry in our communities and in our state, and I have also witnessed first-hand the hard work, sacrifice and passion that our farmers and ranchers battle everyday. I have utilized the platforms I have earned to advocate for the farming and ranching community of California and the United States as a whole. I will continue to strive for better consumer understanding and awareness from those within agriculture and those who simply “find” food at the grocery store. This last goal has ignited a fire within that will take me through life, because yes, we do have agriculture in California, and I can prove it to you!


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BRIGHTWELL JOINS AHA AS WESTERN REGION FIELD REPRESENTATIVE The American Hereford Association (AHA) welcomes its newest team member, Clinton Brightwell, Baker City, Ore., as the Western region field representative for the AHA and the Hereford World. Brightwell started his post Dec. 17, 2019. In this role, Brightwell will attend Hereford sales and events, as well as assist breeders with marketing and genetic selection. He also will contribute to educating members and commercial producers about AHA programs and other beef industry opportunities. “We are pleased to have Clinton Brightwell complete the AHA Fieldmen team,” says Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of seedstock marketing. He brings to this position a well-rounded knowledge of the seedstock industry and a good knowledge of the northwest territory.” Brightwell, a Missouri native, previously served as the customer relations manager for Thomas Angus Ranch, Baker City, Ore. In this position, he worked directly with new and current customers to build relationships through various avenues. He managed the breeding program, which is a 100 percent AI cow herd, the embryo transfer program and the sale cattle. The operation holds six sales throughout the year in Oregon, Wyoming, California and Idaho. Brightwell was also tasked with managing Thomas’ Trans Ova satellite center, which housed approximately 20 of their donor cows along with donors from other cattlemen. Brightwell graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2016 and received a bachelor’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in production. While attending OSU, Brightwell was a herdsman for Pfeiffer Angus Farms and helped manage the seedstock and commercial cattle. He previously attended and graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College where he was a member of the livestock judging team. “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with the members of region 1,” Brigthwell says. “I look forward to helping the breeders in any way that I can, along with assisting the cattlemen who rely heavily on Hereford genetics.” 32 California Cattleman February 2020

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Ranchers Encouraged to Comment on New NEPA Proposal On January 9, the Trump Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a new proposed rule implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed amendments are intended to “facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews,” according to a CEQ fact sheet. The current average timeframe for NEPA review is four and a half years and impacts authorization of range improvements and renewal of term grazing permits for ranchers grazing on federal lands. Regulations implementing NEPA—signed into law in 1970—were last substantively revised more than thirty years ago, in 1986. “As a rancher who grazes federal lands, NEPA reform is long overdue,” CCA Immediate Past President and California Public Lands Council Chair Dave Daley said. “The inability of the US Forest Service and BLM to renew grazing permits, manage fuel loads, improve roads or even make small improvements has been hampered by complex, expensive and incredibly burdensome NEPA regulations. It is the single most cited reason by federal agencies for their inaction on issues that affect ranchers.” One significant proposal for increasing the speed and efficiency of NEPA review is to limit the “effects” that federal agencies like BLM and the US Forest Service are required to analyze. Current regulations require federal agencies to consider direct effects, indirect effects and cumulative effects of proposed projects—a work-intensive and time-consuming process. CEQ now proposes limiting agencies’ NEPA analysis to effects which are “reasonably foreseeable and have a reasonably close causal relationship to the proposed action,” reducing agencies’ workload and limiting the analysis that potential environmental litigants can scrutinize. “While adequate review and analysis is necessary to protect private property rights from federal actions, NEPA has been hijacked by various organizations to advance their agenda of impeding or stopping activities on federal land, so reform of NEPA is long overdue,” CCA President Mark Lacey said. The proposal also promotes the use of more efficient analyses, encouraging the use of categorical exclusions (actions which are exempted from detailed review) and environmental assessments (which are less burdensome than environmental impact statements). Additionally, the proposed rule seeks to put time limits of one to two years on most NEPA analyses and to specify page limits for environmental review, significantly slashing the four-and-a-half year and 60034 California Cattleman February 2020

page averages for current NEPA reviews. CCA encourages members to provide comment to CEQ prior to the March 10 deadline. While CCA will cover broad policy matters in our comments to the agency, your experiences dealing with the NEPA process will be particularly impactful. If lengthy, burdensome NEPA reviews have delayed or otherwise negatively impacted your grazing permit or improvement projects and you believe these reforms would be of benefit to your operation, a quick paragraph or page of comments will be extremely impactful. Comments need not be particularly formal, but it is always best for agencies to hear from impacted producers in addition to their industry representatives. You can provide comments to CEQ in support of the proposed rulemaking through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s portal at https://actnow.io/7YhLK0R or by searching “CEQ–2019–0003” at regulations.gov and clicking “Comment Now!” For more information regarding the proposed rulemaking, contact Kirk Wilbur in the CCA office.

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Newsom looks at turning historic ranch into state park The state of California is reportedly interested in buying the historic N3 Ranch, an 80-square-mile ranch within an hour’s drive of San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his $222 billion proposed state budget on Friday and suggested legislative leaders dedicate $20 million from a one-time surplus to help purchase new public parkland. Newsom declined to say where that park might be, suggesting the price could go up if he revealed details. However, the Los Angeles Times reported 17 lawmakers in the San Francisco Bay Area have urged Newsom to appropriate $20 million to help acquire and preserve the N3 Ranch near Livermore. The N3 Ranch went on the market in July of last year with an asking price of $72 million. Todd Renfrew, broker and principal owner of Vacaville-based California Outdoor Properties said the ranch is 50,500 acres, spread across parts of four counties. The ranch’s principle owners, members of the Vickers /Naftzger family, which have owned and operated the property for 85 years, are hopeful the next owners do not

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REFLECTING ON SUCCESS by Wayne Lamb, Immediate Past Chair, California Beef Council I’ve been a proud member of the California Beef Council (CBC) Board of Directors for a number of years, and was honored to serve as chair of the council during 2019. In our first update of 2020 for the California Cattleman, I’d like to share some of the highlights from last year with my fellow producers and offer you a few reasons why I think the work done by the CBC is so important to our industry. I’ve been fortunate over the years to hear firsthand how our programs are achieving results and reaching consumers with positive, proactive messaging about beef, cattle production and beef ’s nutrients. But this past year more than ever before, I was able to witness some of these programs in action. First off, I was able to participate in two of the California Beef Council’s cornerstone tours – the Pasture to Plate Beef Tour in May and the Beef Leadership Summit in September. Some of you may have read or heard about these tours in previous articles or perhaps you’ve even had the chance to be a part of them as a tour host or speaker. But, if you are not closely familiar with these events, let me tell you, they are excellent examples of your checkoff dollars at work in California. Each of the tours targets foodservice and retail industry leadership. These are influencers who have direct purchasing or menuing power for major restaurant chains, foodservice distributors, retailers or other important food-related industries. The tours provide close-up, transparent views of all aspects of beef production and allow for meaningful dialog between the attendees and the producers who make it all happen. At the end of the day, attendees walk away having learned something important about our industry and what it takes to raise beef. For each of these tours, the CBC invites producer representatives (beyond the tour location hosts) to

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join along for the duration, providing additional industry resources for the attendees to interact with and ask questions. The experience is just as enlightening and informative for the producer attendees as it is for the influencer attendees, though for different reasons. As a longtime member of the California Beef Council, it’s also been really interesting to see how the CBC has shifted its approach and adapted to changing consumer behaviors WAYNE LAMB and preferences over the years. As one specific example, as part of our retail promotions, we no longer provide in-store coupons for consumers to save money on beef, which helps spur beef sales. That type of tactic went by the wayside a few years ago. Today, the CBC uses smart phone technology to encourage consumers to buy beef at the retail level, using the popular smartphone app Ibotta to offer cash-back rebates on beef cuts during our campaigns. This shift has resulted in greater consumer engagement, more far-reaching marketing campaigns and higher sales of the beef cuts featured in these campaigns. The way we communicate with our consumers has also shifted. Today’s consumer lives in the digital space, so providing content in places where they’ll see it is imperative. CBC campaigns today feature paid online content, digital advertising and plenty of social media engagement with California consumers. ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 40


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 But as I reflect on the good work of the California Beef Council over the years, I also have to mention the rest of the board. The voluntary leadership who makes up the board represents every aspect of California’s beef industry. It is robust and diverse, and opinions don’t always align. But I find it refreshing that so many members of our industry – whether they be cow/calf ranchers, dairy producers, feedlot operators or packers – are passionate about making a difference in terms of beef promotion and demand. The CBC is funded by producers, and thus the producer guidance and input that is provided is a crucial part of its operation. With those thoughts, we all need to follow closely what is occurring with meat alternatives. It is hard to

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understand a consumer’s choice of a chemically altered plant-based substance over our product. The taste of beef, with all its vitamins and nutrients, along with providing its numerous by-products will remain my choice. Hopefully reason will prevail. Another item I might bring up is the excellent Webinar the council staff produced in December. If you have not been able to watch it, I highly recommend it, as It provides a great picture of the 2019 activities and the future endeavors of the staff. It’s been a pleasure to serve along with the other men and women who, like me, want nothing more than to see this industry continue to thrive and be successful. And I believe with the good work being done on our behalf, that’s a goal we can accomplish.

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New Data Shows UC Davis to be the Best Value in Veterinary Schools The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released the 2019 Economic State of the Veterinary Profession. The guide includes data on veterinary schools, including information regarding the debt loads of recent DVM graduates. The report is free to AVMA members and available to anyone else at a cost. In the report, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine was found to: • Have the highest median starting salary of graduates of any of the 30 U.S. veterinary schools included in the data. • Place second for the most optimal debt-to-income ratio of all 30 schools. • Have the third-least median debt of any of the 30 schools. • The debt load of UC Davis DVM graduates is actually going down. In the most recent figures available, our student debt declined 9 percent by median and 5 percent by mean when comparing 2017 to 2018 UC Davis graduates. Student debt for these new graduates came in at a median of $120,250 and a mean of $101,328*. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked No.1 in the nation by both organizations that rank veterinary schools, QS and US News & World Report. With its leading educational experience and excellent financial outcomes, UC Davis is the best value in veterinary education. How does UC Davis graduate veterinarians with lower debt than almost any other veterinary school? UC Davis uses a combination of return to aid and philanthropy to keep costs low for its veterinary students. In addition, the price to attend the school has not increased significantly for California residents since 201112. The stability in price combined with the increases in

aid have contributed to decreased debt for graduates. The school annually awards hundreds of scholarships, provides externship funds to 4th year students with financial need, and returns millions to aid in the form of grants to all students paying tuition and fees. Return to aid. Most students at minimum receive return-to-aid fee grants of approximately $7,000 per year plus $500 in a one-time computer technology grant which equates to approximately $28,500 over the course of four years. Resident tuition and fees are $32,102 – so we cover almost one-year with return-to-aid alone – not even considering any donor-funded scholarships. Scholarships. Donors to the school have generously supported scholarship funds that provide approximately $2.7 million annually to DVM students (and rising). Additional aid. The school provides funds for 4th-year externships and other educational activities. In total, UC Davis provides approximately $7 million annually in financial assistance to its approximately 560 DVM students. Why is lower student debt important? UC Davis is committed to keep veterinary school affordable, which provides benefits to society. Graduates with low debt have greater flexibility to: • Pursue advanced scientific or clinical training, which leads to better patient care and scientific and medical breakthroughs. • Pursue public service careers, which generally pay lower salaries than the private sector. • Focus their professional work on the less common veterinary specialties or underserved geographic areas. • Give back to the profession and provide leadership/ mentorship to address mental health issues in the veterinary community. Financial stress leads to reduced mental wellbeing.

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Hindsight is always 20/20. When it comes to insurance in 2020, the choice is clear. Partner with WSR Insurance, the exclusive insurance broker of CCA. In 2019, the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) expanded its partnership with WSR Insurance Services (WSR). Over the last eight years, WSR has helped hundreds of CCA members with their Pasture, Range, Forage (PRF) insurance needs. In 2020, WSR will continue to partner with CCA to assist members with all their insurance needs. WSR’s commitment to their customers and the cattle industry makes this partnership a winwin for CCA members.

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Contact WSR now to see what opportunities may exist for you in this new year! February 2020 California Cattleman 43


PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER

INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH

CBCIA SPONSORS YOUNG PRODUCER AWARD by Tracy Schohr, University of California Cooperative Extension and Zach McFarlane, Ph.D., Cal Poly San Luis, Obispo Cattlemen invest in their ranch production, genetic improvement and youth as supporters of the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA). In 2017, CBCIA launched the Young Producer Award to complement their producer of the year award the organization annually sponsors. The Young Producer Award is open to youth exhibiting at least one bred and owned animal at Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza. The competition is designed to showcase what young producers are doing at home, and their future goals in the beef industry. Scoring for the contest consists of three categories to be judged by a panel of representatives from the cattle industry, including CBCIA board members, local cattlemen and allied industry representatives. The top three contestants are awarded cash prizes valuing $1,750. “It is a great opportunity to host the CBCIA Young Producer Award in conjunction with Cal Poly Western Bonanza Jackpot show that

draws over 400 youth beef exhibitors from across California,” states Zach McFarlane, Ph.D., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. “Offering a competition that is based on entrepreneurship, genetic improvement and commercial cattle industry awareness, creates a new venue for youth to develop their skills and earn awards beyond the show ring competitions!” The 2019 winner of $1,000 was Rachel Day of Denair. Day got her start in the cattle business from her brother who showed while he was in high school. After he graduated, his cattle were passed onto Day when she turned nine and first entered the showring. “Naturally, my cattle project grew and evolved into my FFA supervised agricultural experience project in high school,” stated Day. She currently has nine breeding cows and three breeding heifers, retaining many of her offspring to grow her herd. Through her cattle breeding program she strives to raise competitive market steers and heifers for herself, as well as other

exhibitors throughout California. She has been successful in this endeavor, raising the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair Supreme Champion Market Steer, the 2019 Stanislaus County Fair Reserve Supreme Champion Market Steer and the 2019 Western Bonanza Reserve Champion Prospect Heifer. “While I joined FFA simply to continue showing cattle, I am thankful for the opportunities it gave me and I have been inspired to share my ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 46

Rachel Day of Denair was the 2019 winner of the CBCIA Young Producer Award.

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Colby Perry of Prather was awarded 2nd place in the 2019 contest.


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 44 passion for agriculture with others who may not know what the industry has to offer,” reflects Day. Her future goals include graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science and Education and earning her teaching credentials and master’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with the aspirations of becoming an ag educator. “As an ag teacher, I plan to share the importance of agriculture, the careers and the plethora of opportunities that come with it. My main goal is to be able to inspire my students to become involved in the agriculture industry so that they can reap the benefits and ensure that the ag industry has new members that are passionate and dedicated to bettering their world,” said Day, 2019 CBCIA Young Producer award winner. Other cash prize winners included 2nd place Colby Perry of Prather and 3rd place Emily Piland of Rescue. The interview committee consisted of Anthony Stornetta of SLO County Cattlemen’s, JoAnn Switzer of SLO County Cattlemen’s and Cara Crye of Farm Supply. Anthony Stornetta currently serves as the SLO County Cattlemen’s President and commended the group for their outstanding interviews and beef cattle enterprises. “Interviewing this exceptional group of students was a great opportunity to meet some of the beef industry’s best and brightest. It was a pleasure to work with these students and I look forward to meeting another excellent group. The future of the beef industry is in safe and very capable hands,” he said.

Exhibitors at the Cal Poly Western Bonanza with bred and owned cattle are encouraged to participate in the 2020 CBCIA Young Producers Award contest. To learn more visit – https://westernbonanza. calpoly.edu/cbcia-junior-producer-award.

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Understanding Calving Ease EPDs by Dan Moser for the Angus Journal Since 2005, the American Angus Association has published EPDs for calving ease direct and calving ease maternal. Prior to that date, only birth weight EPDs were available to improve calving ease in Angus cattle. Compared with selection on birth weight (BW) expected progeny differences (EPDs), use of calving ease direct (CED) and calving ease maternal (CEM) EPDs offer several advantages. To make the most effective use of these tools, it’s helpful to understand a few relevant details. Calving ease is scored on a scale from 1 to 5. A score of 1 represents an unassisted calving, 2 is some assistance, 3 is mechanical assistance, 4 is a C-section, and 5 is an abnormal presentation. In the genetic evaluation, abnormal presentations are removed from the evaluation, because generally calves that come backwards or upside down are not the result of genetics, just random chance. Type of assistance provided may vary across operations. Accordingly, scores of 2, 3 and 4 are combined, so the data in the evaluation considers calves as assisted or unassisted. While the economically relevant trait to a commercial rancher is whether the calf required assistance or not, birth weight is a highly useful indicator trait. Birth weight is the most significant factor influencing calving ease. The genetic correlation between calving ease score and birth weight in the Angus genetic evaluation is fairly strong: 0.65. This indicates as birth weight increases, there is a strong tendency for greater calving difficulty, reflected in higher calving ease scores. For this reason, birth weight data is used in the CED and CEM EPD calculations as a correlated trait. Worth noting is that while breeders are encouraged to report calving ease scores on all calves, only the scores from calves born to first-calf heifers are used in the evaluation. The incidence of assisted calvings in older Angus females is so low, there would be no benefit to including that data in the evaluation. However, all birth weights are included in the CED and CEM calculations. Accordingly, if a bull is used initially only on mature cows, and the resulting calves are lighter than expected, his CED EPD will increase.

USING CED AND CEM

It’s important to understand that while CED and CEM EPDs are expressed in percentage units, they are

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used the same as other EPDs. If Sire A has a CED EPD of 8 and Sire B has a CED EPD of 3, you would expect 5 percentage points less calving difficulty when similar heifers raised and calved in similar environments are bred to Sire A versus Sire B. In a herd with very little calving difficulty, if heifers bred to Sire A require assistance at calving 4 percent of the time, similar heifers bred to Sire B might require assistance at 9 percent of calvings. In a herd with more calving difficulty due to genetics, environment, or both, if heifers bred to Sire A require ....CONTINUED ON PAGE 50


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 48 assistance 12 percent of the time, you’d expect assistance to be required 17 percent of the time when the heifers are bred to Sire B. In any case, differences are additive just like EPDs for growth traits expressed in pounds, not multiplicative. Most likely one of the most misunderstood values provided in the Angus genetic evaluation is the CEM EPD. Producers understand how important it is to maintain and improve the ability of females to calve, through increased pelvic area and other factors. CEM EPDs reflect the total difference in a sire’s daughters’ ability to calve unassisted. Those daughters’ assistance rate is due to both direct and maternal effects. Sires with greater CED transmit half that advantage to their daughters, and that in turn influences the size of the daughters’ calves. The CEM EPD combines the CED value with the maternal-only effect from the genetic evaluation, using the following equation, CEM EPD = CED EPD + MCE EPD, where MCE EPD is the maternal-only effect on calving ease. So CEM is not a maternal-only calving ease prediction, instead it combines direct and maternal effects to predict the rate of observed calving CHART 1. difficulty in a sire’s daughters. While the maternal-only value is not printed in beef genetic evaluation results, it can be determined with some simple algebra in a spreadsheet: MCE EPD = CEM EPD – CED EPD It might be interesting for Angus breeders who want to emphasize maternal calving ability to look at this value on their artificial insemination (AI) sires. A bull that is exceptionally high for CED can have an

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average or better CEM EPD, while the true maternal effect his daughters express is rather unfavorable. The graph shown below (Chart 1) demonstrates documented Angus genetic trends for several calvingrelated traits over the last 15 years. On the left axis, average CED and CEM EPD are plotted by birth year, along with the MCE maternal-only effect on calving ease. Average BW EPD by birth year is plotted to the right axis. You can see through selection, Angus breeders have increased CED and decreased BW, but CEM and MCE are largely unchanged. The slight increase in CEM is mostly due to reduction in calf size (CED), not improved maternal ability to calve unassisted. Occasionally, members ask if selection for higher CED will ultimately result in reduced maternal ability to calve unassisted. In the Angus genetic evaluation, the genetic correlation between direct and maternal (only) calving ease is -0.06, very near zero. One wouldn’t expect selection on CED to have a significant effect on maternal calving ability. But the benefit of having a calving ease evaluation, as opposed to only birth weight, is that the maternal component of calving ease is part of the evaluation, and can be included in selection.


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9 Outstanding Fall Yearling Red Angus Powerhouses Selling at Synder’s

INCLUDING 3 STANDOUT SONS OF:

FEATURING SONS OF CRUMP RUNAWAY 5121 & CRUMP MAGNITUDE 5507

REG NO: 17666102 DOB: 01/26/2013 SIRE: CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 MGS: C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321

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kern county cattlEwomen host fundraiser Since 1948, the mission of the Kern County CattleWomen has been to preserve ranching and work to secure a viable and prosperous future for our beef industry through education. Each year, we provide numerous scholarships to local college students, believing that helping them pursue education is an investment in the future of agriculture. Over the past eight years, we have given a minimum of $10,000 per year in scholarships, with a total of over $200,000 in the past 20 years. With your help, we can meet and exceed this goal in 2020! Make plans to join us for the Belles at the Barn event on Saturday, March 28 at the Barn at Ellis Ranch in Shafter. It’s the abundant generosity of our cattle community and sponsors that make this annual benefit not only a truly unique experience, but a profound success in providing funding for our scholarships and beef education events throughout each year. Tickets are available online at www. KernCattleWomen.org or at the Emporium Western Store in Bakersfield. Join our list of sponsors by purchasing a Prime, Choice or Select table for the event. Questions? Contact Kim Ryan at (661)706-2024.

NEOGEN LAUNCHES FIRST HETEROSIS TEST FOR COMMERCIAL CATTLE In early January, Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced it has released Igenity® + Envigor™ — the first and only genetic test in the beef industry that measures heterosis in crossbred cattle. In cattle, heterosis is the tendency of a crossbred calf to show traits superior to those of its parents. “Envigor is an important release for us as it represents many years of research and planning to create a tool that helps commercial producers get the most out of their crossbreeding programs,” said Dr. Stewart Bauck, Neogen’s vice president of agrigenomics. “Igenity + Envigor will provide producers with an avenue to select better replacements and make genetic progress in traits of relevance to their operations.” Envigor adds several new features to Neogen’s existing Igenity Beef platform. In addition to the 16 traits reported with Igenity Beef, Envigor provides an estimate of heterosis in crossbred cattle on a scale from one to 10. A higher score indicates increased heterosis. “Envigor is based on characterizing genomic data of relevant U.S. breeds, with breed composition placed into a retained heterosis formula,” said Dr. Jamie Courter,

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Neogen’s beef product manager. “Good crossbreeding programs have proven that heterosis leads to increased fertility, lower cull rates, more pounds weaned per cow exposed and greater feed efficiency. Rather than replace an effective crossbreeding program on its own, Envigor will help ranch owners make more informed decisions.” Analysis by Neogen’s research and development team has found that a one-score-increase in Envigor leads to a 4 percent increase in the probability of a heifer getting pregnant alongside a 4 percent increase in her likelihood to stay in the herd for six years. Both are critical traits regarding the bottom-line-impacting costs of raising replacement heifers. “Envigor represents Neogen’s commitment to partner with commercial cattlemen to deliver a total genomic solution for their herd,” said Bauck. “We are solely focused on providing the best tools that continue to drive genetic progress, and the commercial producer, forward.” To learn more about Igenity + Envigor, visit www. IgenityBeef.com.


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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD

KOREAN CONSUMERS LOVE QUALITY, CONVENIENCE OF U.S. BEEF from the U.S. Meat Export Federation Home meal replacement (HMR) kits featuring U.S. beef as the centerpiece continued to gain popularity in South Korea throughout 2019, led by U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) promotions and new product launches that are expected to create even more demand in 2020. The desire for convenience foods is driving this opportunity for U.S. beef. Early in 2019, USMEF partnered with the country’s second-largest retailer to launch a pair of HMR kits featuring chop steak and short plate. Homeplus, a company that operates hypermarkets, supermarkets and an online shopping service across the country, debuted a kit with chop steak derived from U.S. beef chuck eye roll and a kit with U.S. beef short plate in a bean sprout stir fry. Priced at 7,990 won (about $7) and 6,990 won (about $6), respectively, the kits both sold very well over a monthlong launch period. Jihae Yang, USMEF director in Korea, credited this success to USMEF’s marketing strategy in the region. The launch, which was later promoted at Korea’s largest food trade show, came after successful introductions of other single-portioned U.S. beef steak items in the market. “Food products offered in Korea’s retail sector are changing fast, as the number of single-person households and double-income families are rapidly increasing,” said Yang. “Lifestyle changes affected by a 52-hour work week system and consumption trends such as ‘Honbob’ or ‘Honsool’ (‘Eat alone’ or ‘Drink alone’) are impacting the meat business across all sectors. At the same time, per capita meat consumption continues to grow in Korea thanks to a favorable trade environment and expanding incomes.” Yang said Korea’s HMR market more than doubled between 2011 and 2018 and meal kits gained even more popularity last year. She noted that at USMEF’s U.S. Meat Market Seminar last spring, speaker MyungHwan Kim, director of the Agricultural Administrative Strategy Division of the GSnJ Institute in Seoul, predicted that Korea’s beef imports will continue to increase, in part because of increasing demands from the foodservice sector and the popularity of HMR products. Kim cited an industry report projecting that the market size of HMR alone is expected to soon reach $3.3 billion and could experience more than 20 percent annual growth in coming years. Yang said USMEF continues to team with retailers to develop U.S. beef dishes that fit well with HMR needs. “Korean consumers enjoy U.S. beef in traditional meal settings and in a variety of ways, so it’s important for us to follow dining trends closely and adapt to make sure U.S. beef is always a top option,” she said. USMEF promotions of U.S. beef as a centerpiece of HMR kits included Seoul Food 2019, one of the top four food shows in all of Asia. U.S. beef chuck eye roll, top blade, tenderloin and striploin were featured at a special meal kit display area. “Seoul Food is the best venue for introducing new U.S. 56 California Cattleman February 2020

beef cuts and dishes to customers,” said Yang. “We highlighted HMR kits using U.S. beef at Seoul Food and talked business with the largest food importers to learn what they are thinking and which products will be in demand in the future. We also included a display with portion-controlled meat items to help them meet demands of Korean consumers who are looking for time-saving, cost-saving meal options.” Many of the HMR and meal kits showcased by USMEF at Seoul Food were available to consumers at leading retail stores in Korea, such as Homeplus, Costco and Emart — and through major Korean e-commerce sites like Coupang. “This demand for HMR and meal kits is helping drive beef export growth to Korea, so we have been working hard to demonstrate how U.S. beef is a great centerpiece for these kits.” An effort to expand the HMR trend to other markets included USMEF leading a retail business development team from China to South Korea in late 2019 for a look at the market, consumer trends and products that are driving Korea’s retail food sector. “Topics that were important to the Chinese team included the continued growth of per capita beef consumption in Korea, different ways to cook U.S. beef short ribs and customized pre-cooked products such as the HMR kits,” said Yang. Helped by the HMR demand, Korea was once again the growth pacesetter for U.S. beef in 2019, with exports headed for another new record. Through November, exports to Korea were 6 percent above the previous year’s pace in both volume (234,310 metric tons) and value ($1.69 billion). The U.S. share of Korea’s chilled beef imports reached 62 percent last year, up from 58 percent in 2018. U.S. beef accounted for 51 percent of Korea’s total beef and beef variety meat imports and more than one-third of Korea’s total beef consumption.


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NEW BEEFMASTER COMMERCIAL TOOL

IGENITY BEEFMASTER

by Lance Bauer, Beefmaster Breeders United Director of Breed Improvement

A seedstock producer’s main goal is to produce animals that will help the commercial cattleman increase his profits and continually improve his cattle. Seedstock producers should be making choices to improve their cattle, so that the commercial cowman can use those cattle to improve his herd. Seedstock producers regularly select cattle for performance and they use expected progeny differences (EPDs) to help improve in areas that their herd is lacking. Commercial cattlemen can use EPDs to select bulls with the performance they need to work on their cow base. With Beefmaster bulls many of these cattlemen are retaining the heifers and using them as replacements. What if there was a way to offer the commercial cattle producer another selection tool for these replacement females? There is now a way! Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is releasing a commercial female chip that will be a tool for selecting commercial females, that are at least 50 percent Beefmaster. This new way is called Igenity Beefmaster and it is a product that will be offered by BBU as another selection tool for commercial producers. This product will calculate molecular breeding values (MBVs) on heifers that are at least 50 percent Beefmaster, for the traits that have EPDs. These MBVs will be in a format of a score from 1-10. There will also be a Maternal Advantage Index and Terminal Advantage Index. The Maternal Advantage will be based on $M and the Terminal Advantage based on $T. The Maternal and Terminal Advantage indexes will be on a dollar basis. These are added selection tools that can be used to help determine which heifers to keep back for replacements. It is also information that can be used to help sell commercial females, if they have the chip run on them. The MBVs are derived from the BBU genomic evaluation, that is run twice a year, and they provide another tool for selecting heifers that perform well, thus making the best replacements. Igenity Beefmaster can also be used as a tool when marketing commercial heifers. Producers can run the Igenity Beefmaster chip on their heifers and use the results to help add value to replacement females that are being marketed. Beefmaster breeders will be promoting this test to their commercial bull customers so that they can utilize this tool. Commercial producers should add this tool to their toolbox and use it 58 California Cattleman February 2020

in selection decisions. Animals with scores higher than five are better for the trait that is being evaluated. The Maternal and Terminal Advantages are in dollars, so the higher the dollar value the more valuable the heifer is for breeding. This tool can also be used to identify the sire of commercial females, which is great for the commercial cattleman. For example, if a cowman has five bulls with a group of cows and one of those bulls doesn’t sire any calves, he knows that he has an issue. He can also identify which of the bulls produces the most replacement heifers and continue to use that bull to build a cow base. The commercial cattleman will also have an idea of where his cows stand and what traits to select for in a bull to compliment his cows. The Igenity Beefmaster Commercial Heifer chip is a great new tool for the commercial producer and is also valuable in marketing commercial females that are at least one half Beefmaster. This product gives the producer a set of MBVs on a 1-10 scale that can be added to the toolbox as an addition selection tool. When the bulls being used have DNA on them the producer can also identify those higher performing bulls, as well as bulls that do not breed as many cows. This is a great product for all commercial bull customers to use and add more data to their cow herd. Igenity Beefmaster will be available to order from Beefmaster Breeders United for $25 per chip, for more information contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or contact Lance Bauer at lbauer@beefmasters.org or Dusty Pendergrass at dpendergrass@beefmasters.org directly.


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adaptability. Beefmaster Calf, Oregon

Nothing is more adaptable than a Beefmaster.

Beefmaster Heifers Excel in Efficiency Beefmaster

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Developed in the 1930s to thrive in the South Texas brush country, the breed is an American original: Tough, productive, efficient. But the Beefmaster is also more relevant today than ever. Research shows the breed ranks above all others for feed efficiency, one of the most important production traits. So if your cow herd has lost its ability to adapt to changing times or challenging environmental conditions, turn out registered Beefmaster bulls.

Beefmaster: Built for Adaptability.

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California Cattlemen’s Association Services for all your on-the-ranch needs

SEPTEMBER 20

M i d Va l l e y

9th Annual

Thanks to all our buyers at the annual BCC Bull Sale!

THANK YOU TO ALL THIS YEAR’S BUYERS! 5031 Jersey Island Rd • Oakley, CA 94561

BAR BAR KD KD RANCH RANCH Elevating Angus to Greater Horizons

“PERFORMANCE, GROWTH & CARCASS GENETICS” CALL US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PRIVATE TREATY CATTLE OR OUR ANNUAL BULL SALE!

Look for our “Distinctly Different” Angus Bulls at the 2020 Red Bluff & Modoc Bull Sales

KENNY & DIANNE READ

1485 SW King Lane • Culver, OR 97734 Ranch: (541) 546-2547 Cell: (541)480-9340

BULLS, FEMALES, EMBRYOS AND SEMEN FOR SALE AT THE RANCH IN LOS MOLINOS

Lee Nobmann, owner Morgon Patrick, managing partner (530) 526-5920 • morgon@nobmanncattle.com

E-mail: barkdranch@msn.com visit us online at: www.barkdangusranch.com

Ranch-raised Angus cattle with industry-leading genetics! VISIT US AT WWW.DONATIRANCH.COM!

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RANCH: (831) 388-4791 • DANNY’S CELL: (831) 801-8809

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Angus

RAnch

Annual September 1, 2018 Join usBull forSale: our Sat., Oregon Division Sale Inaugural Mon.,Creek, OctoberOR! 15, 2018 Feb.Female 25 inSale: Myrtle

Offering bulls at California’s top consignment sales! Call today about private treaty offerings!

Tim & Marilyn Callison............................... Owners Chad Davis ..................................... 559 333 0362 Travis Coy ...................................... 559 392 8772 Justin Schmidt................................ 209 585 6533 Ranch Website ................. www.ezangusranch.com

RED RIVER FARMS 13750 West 10th Avenue Blythe, CA 92225 Office: 760-922-2617 Bob Mullion: 760-861-8366 Michael Mullion: 760-464-3906

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SEPTEMBER 20

M i d Va l l e y

9th Annual

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— Since 1878—

Join us Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

for the Performance Plus Angus Bull Sale

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Registered Angus Cattle Call to see what we have to offer you!

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Scott & Shaleen Hogan

R (530) 200-1467 • (530) 227-8882

Thank you to all of our 2019 bull and female buyers! Contact us for information on cattle available private treaty.

GROWTH • PERFORMANCE ADAPTABILITY • CARCASS Gary & Betsy Cardoza

PO Box 40 • O’Neals, CA 93645 (559) 999-9510

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CHENEY, WA • (916) 417-4199 Call AHA today for assistance or information on buying or marketing of Hereford cattle! THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2020

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MCPHEE RED ANGUIS Call us today for information on private treaty bulls or females.

(530) 385-1570

14298 N. Atkins Rd • Lodi, CA 95248 Nellie, Mike, Mary, Rita & Families Nellie (209) 727-3335 • Rita (209) 607-9719 website: www.mcpheeredangus.com

E-mail................................tehamaranch@gmail.com

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Registered Hereford Cattle & Quarter Horses

A FAMILY TRADITION

Join us March 7 for our annual Cattlemen’s Classic sale!

Angus and SimAngus Cattle John Teixeira: (805) 448-3859 Allan Teixeira: (805) 310-3353 Tom Hill: (541) 990-5479 www.teixeiracattleco.com | cattle@thousandhillsranch.com

Annual Sale First Monday in March 42500 Salmon Creek Rd Baker City, OR 97814

Ranch: (541) 523-4401 Bob Harrell, Jr.: (541) 523-4322

CHAROLAIS THANK YOU TO ALL OUR 2019 BUYERS!

Feedlot • Rice • Charolais 2015 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year

Jerry & Sherry Maltby

PO Box 760 Williams, CA bbr@citlink.net

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Mobile: (530) 681-5046 Office (530) 473-2830 www.brokenboxranch.com

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JOIN US FEBRUARY 14 FOR OUR ANNUAL MODOC BULL SALE IN ALTURAS! Oroville, CA LambertRanchHerefords.com

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Bulls and females available private treaty!

Call us about our upcoming consignments or private treaty cattle available off the ranch.

BARRY, CARRIE & BAILEY MORRELL

La Grange, CA • Greeley Hill, CA Stephen Dunckel • (209) 878-3167 www.tubleweedranch.net twd@tumbleweedranch.net

Barry: (530) 6825808 • Carrie: (530) 218-5507 Bailey (530) 519-5189 morrellranches@yahoo.com 560 County Road 65, Willows CA 95988

Pitchfork Cattle Co.

SPANISH RANCH Your Source for Brangus and Ultrablack Genetics in the West!

Hereford Bulls Now AvAilABle!

OFFERING HEREFORD BULLS BUILT FOR THE COMMERCIAL CATTLEMAN

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P.W. GILLIBRAND Cattle Co.

Horned and Polled Hereford Genetics

Private treaty bulls available or watch for our consignments at Cal Poly! Dwight Joos Ranch Manager P.O. Box 1019 • Simi Valley, CA 93062 805-520-8731 x1115 • Mobile 805-428-9781 dwight.joos@pwgcoinc.com Simi Valley, CA

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THE DOIRON FAMILY (707) 481-3440 • Bobby Mickelson, Herdman, (707) 396-7364

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Genetics That Get Results! 2014 National Western Champion Bull

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Call anytime to see what we can offer you!

Stan Sears 5322 Freeman Rd. Montague, CA 96064 (530) 842-3950

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KNIPE LAND COMPANY

Idaho - Weiser River Ranch

2,103± acre cattle/hunting ranch has 587± irrigated, 3+ miles of river frontage, plus Cove Creek frontage, hunting lodge, 3 homes, hay storage & working corrals. Numerous upgrades to the property. Ranch can support 1,500± Animal Units per grazing season, and has 2 gravel sources for added income. Excellent hunting for waterfowl, game birds, elk and deer. $7,700,000

(208) 345-3163 knipeland.com


IN MEMORY JOHN SMALLEY

John Marvin Smalley passed away peacefully at his home in Snelling, on Jan. 10. He was 79 years old. John was raised on Mitchell Road in Turlock and graduated from Turlock High School in 1958. After graduating from high school, he worked as a cement man for a short time, stating “the money was good, but I wanted to work with horses and cattle.” Soon enough, John went to work for Andy Amsbaugh as a pick-up man in the rough stock events for rodeos all over California. He spent years looking after cattle at the Los Cerritos Ranch. While he worked for many ranchers in California, Oregon and Nevada, John also worked at sales yards throughout California. For many years, he worked at building his own cattle herd. He team penned for 15 years, winning dozens of competitions around the country. His dad was the first to introduce him to Belgian draft horses and Andy left several draft mares and a stud

KEITH TALLIA

Keith Tallia passed away peacefully with family by his side on Dec. 28, 2019. He was 87 years old, and resided in San Andreas. Keith is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Isabelle; and his three children, Ron (Debbie), Cheryl and Jack. He has four grandchildren, Jason (Laura), Matthew, Michael and Lea. Keith, a native son of California, was born and raised in Sutter Creek. He was the youngest of five children, and graduated from Amador County High School in Sutter Creek. He then spent most of his life in San Andreas. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion Seabees during the Korean War as a chief petty officer. He went on to run two successful businesses in the Mother Lode as a Wholesale Distributor for Standard Oil/Chevron and then started Oil Equipment Service, building gas service stations throughout California. Nearing retirement, Keith was elected as a distinguished member of the California State Contractors Board. His interests included all things outdoor related: hunting, fishing and taking his family members on great outdoor adventures. Keith was quite a history buff and was a Director Emeritus on the Calaveras County Fair/ Jumping Frog Jubilee. He loved all things “western” and

to him to start his own string of draft horses. While he lived in Turlock most of his life, John settled down in Snelling, where he operated his own cattle ranch up until the day he passed away. He married the love of his life, Claudette Lewis Smalley on Dec. 13, 1997 in Meyers. They were married for 22 years. John was preceded in death by his father, Chester Smalley; his mother, Catherine “Kate” Smalley; his sons, John Dee Smalley and Grant Melton; and his brother, Chuck Smalley. He is survived by his loving wife, Claudette Smalley of Snelling; son, Dain (Lauren) Melton of Chico; daughter, Martinique (Douglas) Melton Zerr of Salina, Kan.; grandchildren: Derrek Smalley of Madras, Ore.; Clinton Smalley of Hughson; and Hadley Zerr of Salina, Kan.; two great-grandsons; and his sister, Shirley (Smalley) Luke of Stockton. A visitation was held Jan. 15 in Turlock. Memorial donations can be made in John’s honor to the American Lung Association at lung.org; the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org; or to The Muscular Dystrophy Association at mda.org. was also an avid collector of gold mining equipment. Tallia served on the 39th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors (the fair board) from 1967 to ’71, and often assisted with projects during and after the fair each year. He was a consultant for the fairgrounds’ maintenance department in recent years, especially helping with several electrical projects. Services for Keith included a Rosary at St. Andrews Church in San Andreas (162 Church Hill Rd.) on Thursday, Jan. 9. A funeral service and mass was held at St. Andrews Church in San Andreas on Jan. 10, at 10 a.m., with a reception following at The Metropolitan in San Andreas. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

SHARE YOUR FAMILY NEWS! To share your family news: obituaries, birth announcments or wedding news, contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0845 or by email at magazine@calcattlemen.org. February 2020 California Cattleman 65


Amador Angus Ranch................................................. 60 American Angus Association..................................... 62 Animal Health International...................................... 64 Baker Angus Ranch...................................................... 15 Bar 6 Charolais.............................................................. 33 Bar KD Ranch........................................................... 9, 60 Bar R Angus.................................................................. 60 Bar T Bar Ranches........................................................ 57 Basin Bull Fest............................................................... 40 Beefmaster Breeders United........................................ 59 Bell Ranch...................................................................... 53 Bovie Elite LLC............................................................. 64 Broken Box Ranch........................................................ 62 Buchanan Angus Ranch........................................21, 60 Byrd Cattle Company.................................................. 60 Charron Ranch............................................................. 60 Chico State College of Ag............................................ 64 Colyer Hereford and Angus........................................ 17 Conlin Supply Co., Inc................................................. 22 Dal Porto Livestock...................................................... 60 Dixie Valley Angus.................................................60, 67 Donati Ranch................................................................ 60 EZ Angus Ranch........................................................... 61 Freitas Rangeland Management................................. 46 Fresno State Agriculture Foundation......................... 64 Furtado Angus.............................................................. 61 Genex...... ....................................................................... 25 Genoa Livestock........................................................... 52 Genoa Livestock.....................................................29, 62 Gudel Cattle Company................................................ 53 Harrell Hereford Ranch.........................................31, 62

HAVE Angus................................................................. 61 Hoffman Ranch............................................................ 19 Hogan Ranch................................................................ 61 Hone Ranch.............................................................52, 63 Hufford’s Herefords...................................................... 62 J-H Feed Inc.................................................................. 64 Jim Wilhite Bale Wagons............................................. 64 JMM Genetics............................................................... 64 Jorgensen Ranch........................................................... 53 Kessler Angus................................................................ 61 Knipe Land Company.................................................. 64 Lambert Ranch......................................................... 9, 63 Little Shasta Ranch....................................................... 63 Lorenzen Ranches...................................................... 6, 7 M3 Marketing............................................................... 64 McPhee Red Angus...................................................... 62 Morrell Ranches............................................................ 63 Mrnak Herefords West................................................ 32 Multimin, USA............................................................. 47 New Generation Supplements.................................... 36 Noahs Angus Ranch..................................................... 61 O’Connell Ranch.......................................................... 61 O’Neal Ranch................................................................ 61 P.W. Gillibrand Cattle Co............................................ 63 Pacific Trace Minerals................................................. 64 Pedretti Ramches.......................................................... 27 Phillips Ranch............................................................... 52 Pinenut Supply.............................................................. 46 Pitchfork Cattle Company........................................... 63 Red River Farms........................................................... 61 Riverbend Ranches....................................................... 49

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Rollin Rock Genetic Partners..................................... 55 Romans Ranches Charolais......................................... 39 Running M Group........................................................ 64 Sammis Ranch.............................................................. 61 Scales Northwest........................................................... 34 Schafer Ranch............................................................... 61 Schohr Herefords.......................................................... 63 Shaw Cattle Company.................................................. 13 Sierra Ranches............................................................... 63 Silveira Bros................................................................... 61 Snyder Livestock........................................................... 51 Sonoma Mountain Herefords...............................32, 63 Southwest Fence Supply.............................................. 64 Spanish Ranch............................................................... 63 Spring Cove Ranch....................................................... 45 Step Aside Farms.......................................................... 62 Tehama Angus Ranch.................................................. 62 Teixeira Cattle Co...................................................11, 62 Thomas Angus Ranch.................................................. 23 Trotter Red Angus........................................................ 52 Tumbleweed Ranch...................................................... 63 VF Red Angus.........................................................37, 62 Vintage Angus Ranch............................................62, 68 Ward Ranches............................................................... 35 Werning Cattle Company............................................ 41 Western Video Market................................................... 3 Winnemucca Ranch Rodeo Weekend......................... 2 Wraith, Scarlett and Randolph................................... 43 Wulff Brothers Livestock............................................. 62


“PERFORMANCE, GROWTH & CARCASS GENETICS”

Sires of This Spring’s Bull Sale Offering

HOOVER NO DOUBT

JINDRA STONEWALL

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March 8, 2020

Bull Sale & Test

Yerington, NV

STERLING MANNING 902 STERLING STONEWALL 910 STERLING ACCLAIM 921

Sire: Quaker Hill Manning 4 EX9 • MGS: Baldridge Xpand x743

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Sire: Quaker Hill Manning 4 EX9 • MGS: Baldridge Xpand x743

STERLING STONEWALL 917 Sire: Jindra Stonewall • MGS: V A R Discovery 2240

STERLING ROCK 927

Sire: K C F Bennett TheRock A473 • MGS: AAR Ten X 7008 SA

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STERLING DELUXE 909 Sire: Diablo Deluxe 1104 • MGS: WR Journey -1X74

STERLING COLONEL 919 Sire: Jindra Acclaim • MGS: Baldridge Waylon W34

STERLING RAMESSES 929

Sire: Springfield Ramesses 6124 • MGS: Baldridge Waylon W34

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Lee Nobmann, owner Morgon Patrick, managing partner 8520 5th Ave E., Montague CA 96064

(530) 526-5920 • morgon@nobmanncattle.com


YOUR BEST BUY FOR THE FUTURE VAR BLACKCAP 9319

$2 MILLION-PLUS PRODUCER DAM

EXAR NEW DESIGN 4212

V A R BEST BUY 8577 • REG # 19309255 SIRE: SYDGEN ENHANCE DAM: VAR BLACKCAP 9319

$2 MILLION-PLUS PRODUCER GRANDDAM

GAR NEW DESIGN 1200

OWNED WITH EDISTO PINES FARM, S.C. CED BW +5 1.7

DAM: VAR BLACKCAP 9319 The greatest daughter of the $155,000 Connely All Around from the $175,000 Blackcap 4212, her 3RD DAM daughters have dominated the past decade at Vintage with top sellers since her first calves were born in 2011.

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$ Value $M

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YW RADG MILK CW MARB REA FAT $B 136 +.31 28 +64 +1.01 +.94 -.022 $C WW YW 6% 7%

DMI 45%

DOC 7%

CW 8%

MARB RE 19% 3%

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FAT 11%

$2 MILLION-PLUS PRODUCER GAR PRECISION 2536

GRANDDAM: EXAR NEW DESIGN 4212 Originally sold as a pregnancy at VAR and went on to be the $175,000 top selling female at Express and a $220,000 valued top selling female at Vintage.

JIM COLEMAN, OWNER • DOUG WORTHINGTON, MANAGER BRAD WORTHINGTON, MANAGER OF OPERATIONS WWW.VINTAGEANGUSRANCH.COM • (209) 521-0537 2702 SCENIC BEND, MODESTO, CA 95355 OFFICE@VINTAGEANGUSRANCH.COM $7 MILLION-PLUS PRODUCER GAR EXT 2104

4 DAM THIRD DAM: GAR NEW DESIGN 1200 A daughter of 2536 by New Design 036 that has had more influence than any other sibling after selling half interest for $160,000 she took the new era of genomic testing by storm. 23 daughters have averaged $26,891 in past Vintage sales. TH

FOURTH DAM: GAR PRECISION 2536 The first natural daughter of 2104 that set the breed standard for power and rewrote the history books for progeny values with more than $7,000,000 reported in direct progeny sales.

5TH DAM

GAR SCOTCHCAP 867

FIFTH DAM: GAR EXT 2104 A featured donor in multiple herds, 2104 is a member of one of the most important flushes in GAR history changing the breed forever and advancing a family that dominated carcass and growth. SIXTH DAM: GAR SCOTCHCAP 867 The pathfinder dam by Scotchcap that started an Angus legacy family.

FOR SEMEN ON VAR BEST BUY CONTACT VINTAGE ANGUS.

6TH DAM

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