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Understanding How Antibiotics Rules Apply to You by CCA First Vice President Mark Lacey

Anyone who knows me will attest that I am not short of words or opinions, but as soon as it is my turn to do an article, writer’s block sets in. This time, though, it was suggested that I do a recap of SB 27, 2015’s antibiotic legislation, since it becomes effective in January of 2018. I am not suggesting that more restrictions or regulations are good for cattle ranching. Believe me the officers and staff hear from members all the time, “No new regulations,” and that is certainly our goal. In California; however the reality is that we have a very active legislature, and if that isn’t bad enough the Governor’s office eggs them on that was the case for SB 27. In 2014 Senator Hill (D-San Mateo) sponsored SB 835 with a great deal of input from CCA, but when it reached the Governor’s desk it was vetoed because apparently someone read it and decided it maintained the status quo which was our objective, but not theirs. So, the following legislative year the Governor directed the legislature to send him something on antibiotics that was substantive. So in January of 2015 on the very first day legislation could be submitted two bills were entered that would restrict antibiotic use. Senator Hill, the sponsor of SB 835, submitted SB 27: more restrictive than SB 835, to be certain, but he reached out right away to CCA for input. The other bill submitted was supported by National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) that eliminated preventative use, restricted therapeutic use to only be administered by a veterinarian, restricted sale and required mandatory reporting for use not exactly beneficial to ranchers or livestock. The process that SB 27 followed brings

to light a couple interesting issues that I would like to compare and contrast. The development of SB 27 followed what I would identify as the way public policy should be developed. The author of the bill reached out to the affected parties for input and insight on problems and impacts that would inevitably be created. The contrast here would be SB 88 and the recent gas tax legislation. In those cases the business of the people was done behind closed doors in the dark of night. Increasingly legislators are finding creative ways to bypass the public policy process in order to pass unpopular or controversial legislation. In the instance of SB 27 that was not the case. We wanted to maintain the status quo. Though that didn’t happen, what did happen was that the ability of ranchers to purchase and administer therapeutic drugs to protect our livestock was preserved. The outcome was certainly more desirable than the alternative. What was the alternative? NRDC and HSUS were going to sponsor a ballot initiative like Prop. 2 limiting the use of antibiotics. In addition, the federal government had already passed antibiotic regulations, which is another set of rules you need to be aware of. January is just around the corner so get acquainted with the new rules regarding antibiotic use. See pages 26 and 27 for specific information from CCA and CDFA to help you better understand the differences between state and federal laws. If you need further information, the staff in the CCA office will provide whatever you need. Have a great fall and I look forward to seeing everyone at the convention later next month.

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ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVES CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN Are you in the know on antibiotics regulations?


BUNKHOUSE Agriculturists giving a hand up


YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK 10 PLC event held in Susanville PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER CBCIA helps students extend education 16 VET VIEWS 28 Keeping your ranch hands in good health BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD The Korean market and need for free trade


Get registered for the CCA & CCW Convention Life on the Bogus Creek Ranch What you need to know about antibiotics rules The 90s: Leadership experience proves vital Are your cows pregnant?



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Cattlemen’s Report 46 New Arrivals & Wedding Bells 47 Obituaries 50 Buyers’ Guide 52 Advertisers Index 58


This month’s cover photo was taken Paula Francis near Bakersfield and was a favorite in the 2016 CCA & CCW Photo Contest. By entering this year’s contest, you could see your photo on a future cover of this publication. For more information on entering the contest, see page 33 or visit



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NOV. 29-DEC. 1 101ST CCA & CCW CONVENTION The Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nev.

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

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BUNKHOUSE Ranchers Known for Helping Hands by CCA Director of Communications While many things are unknown in the natural disasters occurring across our great state and nation, like wildfires, drought and tropical storms, one thing is for certain: farmers and ranchers are resilient people. It seems many feel good, positive stories that are coming from these horrific events stem from the agricultural community about how folks are willing to drop everything to help a neighbor with more than just a helping hand. Amidst all the chaos, someone with an extra stock trailer willing to donate their time hauling livestock that need to be evacuated, offering their land for a stranger’s animals’ safe keeping until things settle down or they get back on your feet: farmers and ranchers can be found giving a hand up, not a hand out. Take, for example, instead of shying away from the thick of things during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, strangers helped strangers get cattle to high ground, just because that’s the agriculture way. To some, it may not seem newsworthy, because it is just what you do. But this is how we showcase agriculture’s heart. Another example can be found in folks opening their gates to others who are experiencing fires as a safe haven for ground that isn’t burning. The resiliency among farmers and ranchers is amazing, and it goes a long way outside of natural disasters and states of emergency, as well. Take, for example, your CCA staff. Rather than accept what could be a daunting burden of regulations, your CCA staff takes a stand for you, taking challenging issues head on and making sure your best interests are held at heart until the very end. For better or worse, no matter the result, you can rest easy knowing that your staff is dedicated to making sure that at the end of the day, it’s your bottom line that stays afloat. Another personal shining example of this for me was the love and outpouring of encouragement and kind words I received after we lost my dad this Spring. Many of you have even given me a hand up whether you knew it or not. I cannot thank you enough for the cards, hugs and well wishes. And even though many of you didn’t get the chance to meet him yourselves, some of you made donations in his honor on my behalf. There is no greater feeling than to know that a group of the best people in the world have your back, and it’s a fact, just like I hope you know that I have yours. For the rest of 2017 there are exciting things on the horizon! We are so very excited for the 101st CCA and CCW Convention Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Nugget Casino Resort, and we hope to see you there! The schedule is a bit different this year, but the content is the same great events that keep you coming 6 California Cattleman October 2017

back year after year to meet up with friends and fellow cattle ranchers to discuss the most pertinent topics. Lastly, we know engaging with others about the beef cattle community is so important and especially easy to do on social media platforms. Did you know CCA has a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and a new YouTube channel? MALORIE BANKHEAD Be sure to follow us on those platforms and interact with us and share with your friends! We love showcasing what’s happening on ranches all over California! Take a snapshot with your smart phone or digital camera when you’re out gathering or working cattle and send them to me at with a short description of what’s going on in the photo. I’ll gladly share it on CCA’s social media channels so we can continue to showcase why #RanchingMatters and has positive benefits to California! As always, we love to hear from you here in the office in Sacramento! If you hear of something exciting that we should know about, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Whether it’s a story for this publication or a feel good story to share on social media, please let us know. Even sharing a fun story or upcoming event can be a hand up, and as a grassroots organization that hand up is what we always want to provide, to you as loyal members of this association, but also to anyone who comes in contact with CCA and the California Beef Indstry!


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Workers’ Compensation sees modification formula change in 2017 An important component of the cost of workers’ compensation is the experience modification. It gives the employer incentive to manage its costs through measurable loss control and claims management. Understanding experience modification and application is the foundation for controlling workers’ compensation costs. The experience modification factor is computed using a formula determined by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). The formula is the same for all employers in all industries and is based on your payroll and claim statistics provided to the WCIRB by your insurance company. Simply put, the formula compares an individual policyholder’s claim history to expected claims of all employers in the same business. The factor resulting from the calculation is multiplied times your final premium. An experience modification of 100 percent is average. Good claim experience will result in a modification factor less than 100 percent and poor claim experience will result in a modification factor greater than 100 percent. Each claim used in the calculation remains in the formula for three years. Not only does a low experience modification lower your costs it can also help you gain new business or new supplier relationships. Many major oil company suppliers require that their marketers have an acceptable experience modification that is average or better than average. For contractors your experience modification can be the difference in getting on a bid list or not. Effective January 1, 2017 the experience modification formula has been changed by the WCIRB and the change approved by the California Insurance Commissioner. The new formula will be used on your policy renewal date in 2017. The change in the formula puts more emphasis on claim frequency

rather than claim severity because employers have more control over the frequency of injuries through safety and loss control than they do over the severity of the injuries that do occur. An employer with a large numbers of small claims is likely to have a higher experience modification than an employer with fewer, but

larger claims. Stepping up your safety and loss control program to eliminate incidents is more important than ever. For more information about workers’ compensation and controlling your experience modification, contact Doug Winnett at Andreini & Company at (800) 9692522 or

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FIRST IN SERIES OF CALPLC MEETINGS CONCLUDED IN SUSANVILLE On Friday, August 25, CCA hosted the first regional California Public Lands Council (CalPLC) meeting at the Susanville Elk’s Lodge. The meeting was aimed at public lands ranchers in the Northeast corner of the state—permittees on the Lassen, Modoc and Plumas National Forests and the Eagle Lake and Applegate Bureau of Land Management Field Areas. Roughly 65 permittees were joined by approximately 20 Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials—along with a dozen or so representatives of University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension and various federal and state agencies—in hopes of prioritizing issues faced by public lands grazing permittees and identifying ways that ranchers, agency officials and CCA can work collaboratively to address those issues. At the outset of the workshop, CCA President Dave Daley, Oroville, asked attendees to write down on a notecard some of the most pressing issues impacting grazing allotments. In what is a hopeful sign for future cooperation, permittees and agency staff largely identified the same concerns. One of the most significant concerns shared among agency officials and permittees is the bureaucratic and burdensome requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)—including the need to conduct environmental assessments for relatively minor projects, the strain that NEPA places upon understaffed agencies and the significant delays in project implementation that result from the NEPA process. For permittees, the unavailability of vacant allotments/ permits due to NEPA delay was a significant frustration. For agency officials, an additional obstacle is that the agencies are sued “on most every large project” regardless of the adequacy of NEPA analysis, with little recourse for the agencies in instances of “unwarranted litigation” by environmental groups. Of course, in the northeastern section of the state, wild horses, gray wolves and sage grouse are perhaps the most visible issues. Unfortunately, issues like wild horse management and wolf management cannot be bilaterally solved by ranchers and their local district rangers— they require legislative change in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, or legal victories in the courts. Marci Schlup, associate director of the Public Lands Council (PLC), attended the Susanville meeting to update ranchers about PLC’s efforts to address these issues, including legislative efforts to delist the gray wolf from the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), efforts to lift restrictions on

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wild horse management and overall efforts at reforming and modernizing the ESA. Attendees also heard a litigation update from CCA Director of Government Affairs Kirk Wilbur on CCA lawsuits addressing these major concerns, including Wild Horse Preservation Campaign v. Perdue (defending a wild horse management plan for the Modoc National Forest) and CCA v. California Fish & Game Commission (seeking to overturn state ESA listing for the gray wolf). Kent Laudon, wolf specialist for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, also provided an update on gray wolves (particularly the Lassen Pack), and fielded numerous questions from permittees concerned that the apex predator jeopardizes the welfare of their cattle. Outside of those headline-grabbing issues, attendees identified at least three priority areas where permittees, CCA and agency staff can work collaboratively to alleviate major issues: (1) prioritizing NEPA on vacant allotments, (2) addressing road closures and road maintenance and (3) promoting post-wildfire grazing. Prioritizing NEPA for vacant allotments was perhaps the highest priority. While the suggestion informs CCA where to direct lobbying efforts and may inform Forest Service decisions regarding resource allocations, more proactive approaches were also considered, such as permittees seeking to fund “third-party NEPA” for certain vacant allotments. The Trump Administration might also prove a useful ally; an August 31 memo from the Department of the Interior limits environmental impact statements to 150 pages and aims for completion of such work within one year. For vacant Forest Service allotments, groups like PLC and CCA must urge the Department of Agriculture to mandate similar practices to better streamline NEPA. The primary benefit of the meeting, however, was to foster dialogue between agency staff and the permittees their charged with serving. A district ranger for the Forest Service wrote that the agency and permittees “work well together during emergencies, but day-to-day it seems permittees would rather be left alone…We should schedule more meetings to come up with viable solutions to issues, build on success [and] develop solutions together.” It’s a worthwhile goal, and precisely what CCA hopes to achieve in hosting regional CalPLC meetings. CCA will follow up with permittees and agency officials to address the priority issues identified in Susanville, and will host similar events elsewhere in the state next year to provide a forum for agency staff and grazing permittees to talk through issues and collaborate toward solutions.

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1 p.m. pdt • At the Ranch near La Grange, Calif.

95 registered lots sell

45 Hereford Female Lots — Proven Donors, Show & Donor Prospects, Bred Heifers, Pairs, Pregnancies & Embryos 45 Hereford Bulls + 5 Angus Bulls — Service-age Bulls…Ready to Work

GO Ms 3196 Advance T90

HH Advance 3196N x GO Ms L18 Excel P8 CED +0.9, BW +1.8, WW +32, YW +72, MILK +25, M+G +42, REA +.02, MRB +.13, CHB +16 This legendary donor and top income generator sells in her entirety along with several progeny, including production age females.

SR W49 Bonnie 6006 ET

Ribeye 88X ET x GO Ms 7195 Advance W49 CED +4.8, BW +1.7, WW +55, YW +83, MILK +36, M+G +63, REA +.18, MRB +.33, CHB +31 January 2016 bred heifer out of GO Ms 7195 Advance W49. Several maternal sibs also sell.

SR TKC 2018 Addison 6007 ET SR 5139R Miss Montana 6171 ET

Revolution 4R x H B/R Addison 2018 ET CED +2.8, BW +2.5, WW +59, YW +95, MILK +22, M+G +52, REA +.73, MRB +.23, CHB +31 Selling 1/2 interest in this outstanding January 2016 bred heifer plus maternal brothers and sisters. Sells bred to Churchill Red Bull 200Z.

SR X1 Cadence 7079 ET

H H Fast Forward x GO Ms 7195 Advance X1 CED +3.9, BW –0.3, WW +49, YW +81, MILK +24, M+G +49, REA +.34, MRB +.16, CHB +23 This 2/21/2017 daughter of H H Fast Forward 2268 ET sells along with other progeny and the service of her sire.

Hometown 10Y x HH Miss Advance 5139R ET CED +5.4, BW +0.8, WW +56, YW +89, MILK +35, M+G +62, REA +.65, MRB +.21, CHB +29 This top fall prospect sells plus other progeny from her famous dam, HH Miss Advance 5139R ET.

H Kinsey 2508 ET

H Payback 807 x HH Miss Advance 5139R ET CED +1.2, BW +3.4, WW +58, YW +73, MILK +30, M+G +59, REA +.71, MRB –.13, CHB +25 This 2013 Junior National Hereford Expo Reserve Grand and Division II Champion Owned Horned Female sells in her entirety.

TKC 2018 Ribeye 88X 6126 ET TKC 2090 Townsensation 6073 ET Ribeye 88X x H B/R Addison 2018 ET

Sensation 028X x H Raylee 2090 ET

CED +4.2, BW +3.0, WW +55, YW +86, MILK +31, M+G +59, REA +.41, MRB +.34, CHB +33

CED +7.0, BW –0.2, WW +50, YW +71, MILK +40, M+G +65, REA +.50, MRB +.16, CHB +26

Polled 3/7/2016 herd bull prospect. Maternal brother to 6007, above.

Polled 3/8/2016 son of the Hereford breed’s No. 1 sire for Calving Ease EPD, Churchill Sensation 028X.

The Western Treasures, Volume 1 sale catalog is available with the September issue of the Hereford World. Also available online at SIERRARANCHES.NET &, or contact us to request your mailed copy.

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Leachman bulls deliver efficiency and profitability!

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150 Angus & 100 Stabilizer Bulls • The highest $Profit bulls we’ve ever offered at $14,289 – ranks in the top 2%! • Over 130 heifer bulls – more calving ease than any other sale in California! • All bulls sell with feed intake and conversion EPDs. • PAP EPDs to find bulls that will not sire brisket disease at high altitude.

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Leachman Foundation G081D

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“This will be the 6th year of selling Topline Leachman Bulls, and they average about the same as most other bull sales across the state. Yes, you get the most futuristic bulls in the United States for about the same price of any bulls in any sale. It’s like going car shopping and you decide to buy a nice Chevrolet because it fits your budget, then when you go to pick the car up they give you the most expensive Mercedes they make at the Chevrolet price. Next year when you start seeing the Topline Leachman calves hit the ground you will know you bought a lot better bull for the same money. ” – Jim Warren, 101 Livestock

Mike Browning and Jim Warren, 101 Livestock, Aromas, CA

68% Prime on 458 Steers!

We don’t chase big weaning weights. We don’t chase big yearling weights, because that just makes a big cow,” says Jerry Kusser. “We are trying to stay moderate. We feed a lot of these two- and three-year olds and we see feed intake going down,” he says. During the growing phase, some lines of the cattle converted as well as 4.2 pounds (lb.) of feed per lb. of gain (4.2:1)…. It was no mistake, the 2016-born K Lazy K calves were 68% Prime, and 88% qualified for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand or CAB Prime. A proud smirk spread across Kusser’s face: “I knew it!”

Jerry Kusser, K Lazy K Ranch, Highmore, SD

Kusser has a quick solution for anyone wanting to copy his success: “They just need to come to me and I can go buy them some Leachman bulls,” he says. – Reprinted with permission from the Angus Journal, July 2017 Lee Leachman (970) 219-8519 ● Ryan Peterson (970) 672-6828 Ric Collins (707) 803-3334 ● Todd Stegall (530) 713-8755

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PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER What the beef industry can learn about genomics use from other industries by Maci Mueller, UC Davis Graduate Student, Emily Andreini, UC Davis Graduate Student, Heather Foxworthy, Chico State Undergraduate Student Leaders in all segments of the beef industry, from researchers to producers to allied industry partners, gathered this June to discuss and guide the improvement of the beef industry at the 2017 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention. The symposium, held in Athens, Ga., featured two and a half days of educational programming and a full day of tours. With the support of the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA), Maci Mueller and Emily Andreini, University of CaliforniaDavis graduate students, and Heather Foxworthy, California State UniversityChico undergraduate, were able to attend the symposium. The first morning’s general session was focused on, “The Current Value and Future Promise of Genomics for Beef Improvement.” Tom Lawlor, Ph.D., began by asking, “What can the beef industry learn from a $251,000 dairy heifer sale?” that was sold in Australia, flown to Canada and bought by Sexing Technologies, USA. Genomics has allowed the dairy industry to make faster genetic gains than ever before. Ten years ago, the average Net Merit ($NM) gain was $47.95/year and today it has increased to $87.49/year. However, the genomic transition has not been easy and not without its opponents. Lawlor showed a post from a popular industry website,, titled “How genomics is killing the dairy breeding industry.” With both views in mind, Lawlor, Executive Director of Research and Development at Holstein USA and technical advisor to the U.S.’s Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB), walked the audience through the dairy genomic journey, pointing out the challenges along the way.

The science of utilizing genomic information The BovineSNP50 genotyping chip became available in 2008 and the first unofficial genomic predictions were provided to owners of genotyped animals. Routine evaluations began in 2009. “The availability of genomic information has changed the dairy industry forever,” Lawlor explained. The drastic increase in the amount of genomic data has provided both challenges and opportunities for those willing to adapt. The first challenge was the management and storage of the growing database and the fact that running a complete genomic evaluation requires a large time commitment. This was resolved by commercializing the national genetic evaluation system to be run by the CDCB (privately funded), in place of the USDA (publically funded). Breeders now pay for the genotyping service and the genomic evaluation. The evaluation prices vary based upon the sex of the animal and the amount of data contributed by the farm or organization to the national database. Furthermore, the need for research into the modeling of genetic evaluations is more important than ever to avoid issues such as genomic pre-selection bias. One of the greatest opportunities that has come with an increase in genomic data is the ability to improve lowly heritable traits and expensiveto-measure traits. Lawlor referred to the present as a “Renaissance Period,” citing rapid gains in health, fertility and production traits. The SNP effects for estimating Productive Life (PL) are the equivalent of 80 extra daughters. In addition to genomic evaluations, the dairy industry is using the genotype data for parentage verification and/or discovery, identification of desirable

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and undesirable alleles and indication of breed purity. This information is being used to keep undesirable genetic disorders at a low level and improve herd management. It is important to note that acceptance, utilization and accuracy of genomic information vary across the dairy industry. As of May 2017, Holstein’s have 1.5 million genotypes, while their closest competitor, Jersey’s have only 0.2 million genotypes. The Holstein breed is genetically “pulling away” from the other breeds. The average $NM of genomically-tested young bulls is almost $200 more for the Holstein breed ($635) than for the Jersey breed ($445). The business of genomics “Genomic testing allows farmers and countries to jump ahead of their competition,” Lawlor stated. How can the U.S. as a whole and individual breeders stay ahead then? Both need to use the best genetics in the world to develop the best genetics in the world. The US quickly adopted genomic selection and has continued to invest heavily in it. As a result, 80 perfect of the top Total Performance Index (TPI) genomic sires are from the US. The increased genomic investment is not only from AI companies but seedstock breeders and farmers ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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Thomas Angus Ranch Fall Bull & Female at the ranch • Baker City, Oregon Selling 250 Bulls & 150 Females

CED +5 BW +2.5 WW +67 YW +121 Milk +25

Thomas Rampage 6855 18696245 Sire: Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36 • Dam: Thomas Lucy 4961 BW 82 • Adj WW 582 • Adj YW 1302 • WR 108

CED +8 BW +1.4 WW +67 YW +118 Milk +21

CED +3 BW +4.2 WW +93 YW +153 Milk +32

MRB +.64 RE +1.04 $W +62.69 $F +87.95 $B +160.58

Thomas Sunrise 6825 18704107 Sire: GAR Sunrise • Dam: Thomas Lucy Rose 4853 BW 88 • Adj WW 733 • Adj YW 1365 • WR 136

CED +15 BW -.2 WW +58 YW +98 Milk +21

MRB +.52 RE +.82 $W +58.25 $F +78.83 $B +164.78

Thomas Lucy 6133 18462844 Sire: Plattemere Weigh Up K360 • Dam: Thomas Lucy 3348 Due 3-4-18 to GAR Sunrise.

42734 Old Trail Rd. • Baker City, OR 97814 Rob & Lori Thomas - Home: (541) 523-7958 • Office: (541) 524-9322 Rob’s Cell: (541) 403-0562 • Lori’s Cell: (541) 403-0561 Bryce Schumann, Cooperative Solutions Manager • Cell (785) 424-0360 Gene Roberts, Wyoming Division • (307) 575-2663

MRB +.78 RE +.91 $W +88.31 $F +117.99 $B +181.09

MRB +.31 RE +.91 $W +59.54 $F +68.17 $B +139.02

Thomas Lucy Rose 6426 18461415 Sire: Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36 • Dam: Thomas Lucy Rose 1931 Due 3-14-18 to KCF Bennett Fortress.

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 as well. For seedstock breeders the question is now, “What’s your genomics program?” Today’s breeders are faced with several new questions as to whether to use: • Younger and genetically superior, genomicallytested bulls or older bulls with milking daughters? • Participate in genomic testing, and if so to what extent? • Advanced Reproductive Technologies (ART) - sexed semen, embryo transfer (ET), in vitro fertilization (IVF), etc. The impact of these decisions not only affects the herd’s rate of genetic improvement but also their ability to provide elite genetics and remain sustainable. Consequently, there is a greater difference than ever before between progressive and lessprogressive herds. In 2016, the “high” herd (using genomic testing, ET, IVF and sex-sorted semen) made $1,012 more lifetime profit per cow than the “low” herd (using older bulls and little genomic testing). Seedstock breeders are adding IVF facilities to their farms, negotiating their own contracts with AI companies, consulting with geneticists and even studying consumer and economic trends to try to predict where the industry is headed. The future of genomics “The current time in the business of genetics is quite exciting,” shared Lawlor. Information from sequencing, especially the 1000 Bull Genome Project, has led to the identification of informative SNPs linked to causative genetic variants. Researchers are investigating the “expected progeny distribution” to better understand and predict the ratio of a sire’s calves that will be average compared to either high or low extremes. There is even the potential for personalized nutrition to match the genotype of the consumer to a dairy product that best fits their needs. In summary, the dairy industry has faced major changes due to genomics. However, with “some planning…followed by adjusting, adapting and competing” they are now making faster genetic gain than ever before. There have been “winners and lessthan winners,” but those willing to adapt have reaped the benefits. The bottom line is that the acceptance and utilization of new technologies, genomics included, is dependent upon its cost effectiveness, long-term sustainability and consumer acceptance. Attending the 2017 BIF symposium provided networking and educational opportunities for the CBCIA scholarship recipients. As students working to develop careers in the beef industry, BIF allowed the scholarship recipients to make connections with those working to improve the industry and provided insight on how to successfully foster a career that will contribute to the betterment of beef production. 16 California Cattleman October 2017

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Brazilian police arrest JBS CEO Wesley Batista On the morning of Sept. 13, Brazil’s Federal Police arrested JBS S.A. Chief Executive Officer Wesley Batista in São Paulo, Brazil for allegedly using insider trading to profit while negotiating a plea bargain deal with prosecutors in April and May, the police said. The arrest, ordered by a federal court, stems from the investigation dubbed “Achilles Tendon” into the sale of JBS stock by FB Participações, a company owned by the Batistas. JBS purchased the stock, “manipulating the market and causing its shareholders to absorb part of the loss due to the fall in the stock’s value,” the police said in a statement.

The probe is also investigating purchases of foreign exchange futures contracts between late April and mid-May, just before news of the bribery scheme involving JBS’ controllers and Brazilian politicians broke. At the time, the dollar reached its highest appreciation against the Brazilian currency in a single day. Brazil securities regulator CVM worked with the Federal Police in the investigation, which has also implicated JBS’ former chairman, Joesley Batista, in the potential crimes. Joesley was arrested over the weekend for allegedly omitting wrongdoings during his plea bargain testimony to prosecutors in April.

The Batista brothers may face one to five years of imprisonment, plus fines, if they are proven guilty, according to the police. The Batistas’ defense lawyer, Pierpaolo Cruz Bottini, said in a statement that the brothers’ arrests for insider trading constitute “revenge” by Brazilian public institutions and are “unfair, absurd and unfortunate” considering that Wesley and Joesley have been available to testify and presented all required documents to authorities. JBS confirmed in a statement that Wesley Batista was arrested Wednesday morning, without giving further details.

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BOGUS CREEK RANCH The Legacy of Stepping Up to the Challenge by CCA Director of Communications Malorie Bankhead


ogus Creek Ranch is a cow-calf operation in Montague, located in northern Siskiyou County. Some of the ranch land has been in the family since 1871 when John Frederick Bloomingcamp purchased 140 acres situated on Bogus Creek. Several generations later, when John Neville Foster was three years old, he moved to his grandparents’ homestead on the Bogus Creek Ranch. When the ranch was divided into shares for estate planning purposes, his son, Harold Foster ended up with the larger percentage of the ranch between his siblings, and each of 10 grandchildren also got a share. Over time, some of the shareholders have changed, but today, the ranch still operates with many of the same family shareholders. After losing their dad suddenly in 2016, today Cheryl Foster and her brother, John Foster, are responsible for the day-to-day operations on the ranch. Their sister, Julie Kimball and her husband, Scott, help with gathering cattle and branding and provide wonderful assistance. Cheryl lives in the home that her great-greatgrandmother built as the second generation on the ranch. Two other Foster sisters, Charlotte Legallee and Pam Willey, live out of town, but come to help with the ranch too, especially while Cheryl has been traveling to keep up with her duties as president of the California CattleWomen, Inc. (CCW). Cheryl appreciates her siblings’ help more than she can express in words. “When I signed on to serve for CCW, I thought my dad would still be here, but you can’t always write that script,” she said. The ranch operates a commercial cow-calf herd, running three breeds including Hereford, Red Angus and a little bit of Simmental, to further establish crossbred vigor. When thinking about her passion for cattle ranching, Cheryl loves her grandfather’s story, and says it has inspired her since she was a little girl. He came to the ranch to learn about cattle and ranching at three years old. She says her great-great-grandmother thought the ranch was more important than anything, and her passion rubbed off on 22 California Cattleman October 2017

Cheryl’s grandfather, whose siblings would come to spend the summer with him, because they lived in Cottonwood. It was an all day train ride, but they would meet the train and then after the summer was over, they would go back to school in Cottonwood. But John still stayed on the ranch. Knowing that story puts the ranch in a more special place, Cheryl says. She says as he got older, he was always looking for more ground, and made it through the Great Depression acquiring homesteads for what he could at that time. Some people even gave him their land just because they knew it was going to the right person to take care of it. “You hear those stories as a kid and it makes it all come to life,” Cheryl said. “He was a very quiet man, and he wasn’t real vocal, but when he did talk, you had better have been quiet and listened. He was my biggest influence.” Of course, her father was always a shining spot as her passion for ranching grew, too. Harold was always looking to improve the land and did a lot of infrastructure work on the ranch. Although the fences he built when he was younger are due for renovation today, Cheryl says when you look at the location of some parts of the fence, you have to wonder, “How did he even do this?” with the steep and rugged country that the fences cover. They built mile

after mile of fence regardless and were able to control and improve grazing, which was a passion of his that he passed onto Cheryl. Cheryl loves all parts of ranching, except irrigating in 110 degree temps, but someone has to do it, she joked. Fortunately, they don’t see those kind of temperatures too often in her neck of the woods anyway. Anytime she can be on top of her horse is her favorite, but it seems she did a lot more of that when she was working than while she has been volunteering for the CattleWomen. She worked for a transformer company in logistics and got to travel the world because of it. She says it was a lot different than ranching, but she feels grateful she always had the ranch to come home to. She retired last year after 39 years with her company to return full time to the ranch, but then just four months later, she tragically lost her dad. “I am so thankful for those four full-time months I did get with him,” she says. “And I guess it was meant to be that I was home for good.” Cheryl was aware of the challenges that faced her, but she knew it was to be her calling. One of her fondest memories on the ranch was playing tag on horseback as children with her siblings and neighbor kids. She said the horses would get pretty tired of the game quickly, but she remembers all of the laughter that came from it. She also says the ranch has been the place where the family would always come together and family reunions take place there. What started as a tradition to host a birthday party for Harold each year, turned into hosting a large family gathering at his request. “Everyone would be invited for a party, and there had to be music, according to dad,” Cheryl said. “Then the next day we would have a family reunion!” She says the reunions make family connected, even those who are not shareholders in the ranch. It allows them to have a better understanding of what goes on at the ranch, and lets them experience some of it, even if just for a brief moment, she says. Being a part of the beef cattle community has always been a very big part of Cheryl’s life, and now, she says she feels like it is her life entirely. But she thinks that could be largely in part because of the role she’s serving within CCW and how busy it keeps her. “Right now it’s a bit all consuming, because it is my livelihood, my social life, and it takes up any downtime I may have,” Cheryl said. “At this point, between running the ranch and serving as CCW President, I don’t fit much else in besides grandkids, but I love it all.” She says the beef community is so much of what makes her who she is. Off the ranch, Cheryl has participated in numerous consumer events like beef promotions at her local Raley’s supermarket, Ag in the Classroom lessons, Ag Day at the Capitol and Siskiyou County’s Ag Awareness Day, where about 300 fourth graders visit ranches in the area to learn more about beef production. This year she also helped with the CCW booth at World Ag Expo and the Sacramento Farm to Fork Festival in helping connect urban consumers to agriculture. On the ranch though, water is the most prevalent issue ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

“There are a lot of good things happening in the beef business, but one thing we can do to continue our success is to build one another up, instead of tearing each other down.” — Cheryl Foster

— Betsy Behlen

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Cheryl is involved with. “We have a very good water supply for the ranch, but water reporting would make things difficult for us,” Cheryl said. And she is grateful for the work CCA is doing on that topic and keeping ranchers informed about what is going on in that arena. “We grow 70 percent of our own hay, and we have to purchase the other 30 percent,” Cheryl said. “If we weren’t able to irrigate, we wouldn’t be able to grow most of our hay. We keep very aware of water, and the ranch has to do our own reports, because we aren’t part of any irrigation district in this area. It’s a large burden to try to keep up to date on that.” With the sudden loss of her father, Cheryl said the learning curve has been steep to catch up, because it had been him who was in the know on a lot of ranch topics. The ranch runs cattle on an adjacent Forest Service allotment with two other ranches, and getting caught up on its requirements was a lot for Cheryl. She says the other ranchers involved have been great about helping her fill in the gaps. Of course in Siskiyou County, endangered species like the Coho Salmon and the wolf have been wearing, as well. She says Bogus Creek is a very small creek compared to the Shasta River and the Scott River, but the amount of salmon reared in the water system in Bogus Creek is comparable to Shasta River, which is mind boggling to Cheryl. She says the best tip that has helped her carry on has been to slowly building relationships with folks within various agencies and contractors, helping them learn to realize the real impacts these burdens have on their family ranch. Currently, Cheryl is serving as the CCW president and the American National CattleWomen legislative outreach chair. Previously she served as the Siskiyou County CattleWomen president and was awarded Siskiyou County CowBelle of the Year in 2009. She is also active with the Siskiyou County Cattlemen’s Association and the local grazing association, as well. As for the future of ranching in California, Cheryl thinks it’s here to stay. She says she worries, but she thinks everyone in ranching does, because there is so much pressure with regulations and lack of understanding around the cattle industry. She does, however remain positive. She says competitors use scare tactics to drive people to make purchasing decisions with their food, but the agriculture community doesn’t need that. She says we just need to continue sharing the positive information for everyone to make their own knowledgeable choices. But for Bogus Creek Ranch, Cheryl says her largest role is making sure that there is a 7th generation to continue the ranch. She will do her best to pass along her love of the ranch and understanding of why it is so important. “Do you do it differently?” Cheryl asks herself. “There are so many possibilities. But I know there will be a Bogus Creek Ranch. That will be my most valiant effort is to make sure of that.” Cheryl says her niece, Erika Kimball, has been helping her on the ranch and wants to come home. While they were talking a while back Erika told her, “You can have 24 California Cattleman October 2017

something you’ve purchased and start from scratch, but having a ranch that goes back in history is really special, and I want to be a part of that.” Cheryl says the ranch tells the same story over and over again, generation after generation, reflecting on what her niece shared. The hills haven’t changed that much, she said. If I have a problem on the ranch in a certain spot, chances are so did my dad and his dad, Cheryl says. It tells its own story. “Sure it’s not all that different today than it was 100 years ago, but it’s in the very fiber of who I am,” Cheryl said. She told someone who was visiting the ranch once, “We don’t retire from here, we die here. We’re never done. It’s always here, and this is what we do.” It is her mission in life to bridge the disconnect from folks off the ranch to help them realize why ranchers do what ranchers do, for generations, carrying on the legacy of those they loved the most, even when faced with a seemingly large challenge ahead, always ready to take it by the horns and charge on for the good of the ranch and the greater beef cattle community. To learn more about the Bogus Creek Ranch and its history, pick up a copy of Since 1917, A Century of Family Legacies in the California Cattlemen’s Association. This feature is part of a series highlighting ranches from the commemorative coffee table book.

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CCA WORKS TO HELP RULES WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR OPERATION Antibiotic resistance is an issue that non-medically important antibiotics such indirect relationship exists, veterinarians, threatens human health and animal as ionophores (i.e. Rumensin®). at their discretion, can continue to health. The California Cattlemen’s • Vaccines are not considered prescribe antibiotics to a producer for a Association helped lead the way in antibiotics and thus will still be available prolonged period of time. securing landmark legislation that will for purchase over-the-counter without a • Producers must continue to consult make California a leader in combating prescription. with their veterinarian at least once antibiotic resistance and ensuring • SB 27 does not alter how antibiotics annually, however SB 27 does not require judicious use of antibiotics while are administered under the California a veterinarian to administer the antibiotic protecting ranchers’ ability to provide Veterinary Medical Practice Act or or issue an individual prescription for timely care for their livestock. SB change the nature of the veterinarianeach time an antibiotic is needed to treat, 27 (Hill, 2015) ensures ranchers can client patient relationship. So long as an control or prevent disease. continue to use antibiotics effectively to treat, control and prevent disease. Distinguishing Between SB 27 is also beneficial because it codifies, in statute, that antibiotics can US and CA Antibiotic Laws be used for disease prevention where necessary and appropriate. Specifically, the bill states, “A medically important antimicrobial drug may also be used Is the medication an antibiotic? when, in the professional judgment of a licensed veterinarian, it is needed for YES NO prophylaxis to address an elevated risk of contraction of a particular disease or Other medications sold alongside infection.” antibiotics, such as vaccines, mineral Is the antibiotic a supplements, and dewormers, are not Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, SB 27 Medically Important Antimicrobial Drug included. Consult your veterinarian for requires injectable and other medically (MIAD)? prescription requirements. important antibiotics not delivered Check the AUS website for current information through feed or water to be purchased regarding the FDA’s drug classification. and used with a prescription issued by a Subject to standard regulatory NO veterinarian. Independent of SB 27, all restrictions, as labeled. medically important antibiotics delivered YES through feed must be administered using a veterinary feed directive (VFD) per federal regulations largely supported Federal Law: Veterinary Will the MIAD be used YES by the industry and pharmaceutical Feed Directive (VFD) in livestock feed? companies. Many antibiotics already require a NO veterinarian prescription (i.e. Nuflor® and Draxxin®), but for those that currently do not but will beginning Jan. Will the MIAD be used Federal Law: YES 1, 2018 (e.g. LA200® and penicillin) in water? Water Prescription will still be allowed to be purchased at common retail facilities with a NO veterinarian prescription. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Please check relevant State-specific Are you raising livestock has already begun the process to update regulations for additional information NO in California? beyond Federal laws. their Restricted Drug Program in order to provide businesses the necessary license to sell medically important YES antibiotics that are not currently required to be sold by a pharmacy. California Law: SB 27 (2015) requires a prescription from a CaliforniaIt’s important to understand SB licensed veterinarian in order to purchase and use MIADs in livestock, 27 and the impacts of the legislation, beginning January 1, 2018. For more information, however it’s also important to visit or email understand what the bill does not do: • SB 27 does not impact the use of 26 California Cattleman October 2017

Key Terms

What is an antibiotic?

An antibiotic is a medicine (such as penicillin) that destroys bacteria or inhibits its growth.

What is a Medically Important Antimicrobial Drug (MIAD)?

A MIAD is an antimicrobial drug that is important for treating human disease. MIADs include all critically important, highly important, and important antimicrobial drugs listed in Appendix A of the federal Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance for Industry #152.

What is SB 27?

SB 27 (2015) is a California Senate Bill that formed the current Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship (AUS) program. The law requires a veterinarian prescription to administer medically important antimicrobial drugs to livestock, beginning January 1, 2018. This is in addition to current Veterinary Feed Directive legislation on the Federal level that took effect January 1, 2017.

ANTIBIOTIC LIVESTOCK DRUGS IN CALIFORNIA Not Medically Important No prescription required Aminocoumarins

Novobiocin (only available in combination with a MIAD in California)

Medically Important Prescription or VFD required after January 1, 2018 Aminoglycosides

Bambermycins (Gainpro 10, Flavomycin)

Dihydrostreptomycin*** Gentamicin** (Garacin, Gen-Gard) Hygromycin B** (Hygromix) Neomycin** (Neo-Sol 50, Neovet) Spectinomycin* (L-S50, Speclinx-50)




Laidlomycin*** Lasalocid (Avatec, Bovatec) Monensin (Rumensin, Coban) Narasin (Maxiban, Monteban) Salinomycin (Sacox, Bio-cox)

Florfenicol*** (Nuflor)


Ceftiofur***(Naxcel, Excede, Excenel) Cephapirin (Today, Tomorrow)





Tiamulin (Denagard, Triamulox) Bacitracin (Pennitracin, BMD)


Carbadox (Mecadox)

Ormetoprim (Rofenaid)

Danofloxacin*** Enrofloxacin*** (Baytril)


Lincomycin** (Lincosol, Lincomix) Pirlimycin***


Polymyxin B (Terramycin)


Erythromycin** (Gallimycin) Gamithromycin*** (Zactran) Tildipirosin*** Tilmicosin (Pulmotil AC) Tulathromycin*** (Draxxin) Tylosin** (Tylan, Tylovet, Tyloved) Tylvalosin (Aivlosin)


Amoxicillin*** Ampicillin*** (Polyflex) Cloxacillin*** Penicillin** (Pennchlor, R-Pen, Bactracillin)


Virginiamycin** (V-max, Stafac)

Sulfonamides (Sulfas)

Sulfadimethoxine** (Salfadived, Albon, Sulfamed) Sulfamerazine** (Poultrysulfa) Sulfamethazine** (Poultysulfa, Aureo) Sulfaquinoxaline** (Sul-Q-Nox, Poultrysulfa)


Chlortetracycline** (ChlorMax, Pennchlor) Oxytetracycline** (LA-200, Duramycin, Bio-Mycin) Tetracycline** (Duramycin, Tetramed)

* Feed/water drugs must follow FDA VFD and water prescription requirement as of 1/1/2017. ** May be used in feed *** Federally labeled as prescription-only (regulatory restrictions unchanged by SB 27)

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KEEPING HORSES HEALTHY AS SEASONS CHANGE from Zoetis As fall arrives, it is important that you help protect your horse from emerging risks, such as equine influenza virus, equine herpesvirus (EHV) and parasites. “If you have a horse that travels for fun or competition, it’s recommended that he be vaccinated twice a year against equine influenza and equine herpesvirus to help boost his immunity,” said Kevin Hankins, DVM, senior veterinarian, Equine Technical Services for Zoetis. “For horses at increased risk, I always suggest they booster Fluvac Innovator in the fall.” While annual spring vaccinations help offer disease protection and can activate an immune response, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) vaccination guidelines recommend at-risk horses be vaccinated for equine influenza and equine herpesvirus, also called rhinopneumonitis, every six months. How do you know whether your horse is considered at risk? Key disease risk factors include: • Younger than 6 years old • Older than 15 years old • Stabled in boarding barns • Traveling off-property or housed with horses that do It’s important to be aware of emerging disease risks during the fall months, which can include equine influenza virus and equine herpesvirus. Equine influenza is one of the most common respiratory diseases in horses, spreading by aerosol transmission (coughing or sneezing) from horse to horse in distances as far as 50 yards.2 Like humans with a cold, horses may experience dry cough, nasal discharge, fever, depression and loss of appetite. Clinical infections of equine herpesvirus are most commonly seen in weanlings, yearlings and young horses entering training or those exposed to other horses through boarding or transport. Equine herpesvirus poses severe risks, including respiratory infection as well as abortion, birth of weak, nonviable foals and can lead to sporadic neurologic disease. Equine influenza and equine herpesvirus can lead to costly veterinary bills and increased days out of the saddle, making it all the more important to help safeguard your horse’s health with an effective, trusted vaccine. Fluvac Innovator® vaccines are the most trusted equine influenza vaccines and help provide your horse with broad protection against newly emerging and conventional equine influenza virus strains as well as equine herpesvirus (EHV 1 and EHV 4). Zoetis regularly tests Fluvac Innovator to ensure its vaccine continues to be effective against emerging EIV isolates. For additional peace of mind, Fluvac Innovator is backed by the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee. Equine influenza and equine herpesvirus aren’t your 28 California Cattleman October 2017

horse’s only threats this fall — enter parasites. Fall is a key time for equine deworming in many parts of the country. Parasite transmission decreases with cold weather and the conclusion of grazing season. Key parasites to target with fall deworming include tapeworms and bots. Horses may harbor tapeworm infections without showing signs of discomfort; however, the parasite can cause colic — from mild to severe colic episodes requiring surgical treatment. The AAEP recommends tapeworm treatment once a year, in the late fall or early winter. Quest® Plus Gel is the ideal deworming choice for late fall as it treats and controls bots, encysted small strongyles and roundworms in a single dose. Quest Plus also contains an additional active ingredient – praziquantel – that specifically targets tapeworms. To ensure protection for your horse, work with your veterinarian to identify fall booster vaccination and deworming needs.



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Perdue Calls on Congress to Fix Forest Service Fire Funding Problem On Sept. 8, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue called on Congress to address the way the U.S. Forest Service is funded so that the agency is not routinely borrowing money from prevention programs to combat ongoing wildfires. Perdue argued that taking funds from prevention efforts only leaves behind more fuel in the forests for future fires to burn, exacerbating the situation. Perdue made his remarks during a ceremonial swearing in of new Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke at the Department of Agriculture. Currently, the fire suppression portion of the Forest Service budget is funded at a rolling ten-year average of appropriations, while the overall Forest Service budget has remained relatively flat. Because the fire seasons are longer and conditions are worse, the ten-year rolling fire suppression budget average keeps rising, chewing up a greater percentage of the total Forest Service budget each year. The agency has had to borrow from prevention programs to cover fire suppression costs. Perdue said he would prefer that Congress treat major fires the same as other disasters and that they be covered by emergency funds so that prevention programs are not raided. Perdue’s verbatim comments are as follows: “I’ve had serious concerns about an issue. And I want to be very clear about it. You can have the right leadership. You can have the right people. I believe we have the right leadership. I believe we have the right people. I believe that we have the right processes and the right procedures of attacking and fighting fires. But if you don’t have the resources and the means of dependable funding, that’s an issue. “Every year, when we have to take, in the Forest Service, and hoard our appropriated dollars in order to have money to fight the fires, where we know they are going to be insufficient, that’s wrong. We need with all of our heart and strength and mind, Tony, to appeal to the appropriators in Congress, and the law writers, to fix the fire borrowing problem once and for all. “As good as you are, and as well as you know the Forest Service, there’s no way you can manage the Forest Service, not knowing what you’re going to have to spend. That is not the way appropriations should work. I’ve communicated that to OMB, I’m communicating that to members of Congress, I’ve communicated that to the president. And by golly, we hope we’re going to get something done about it this year. I think the momentum is there, along with other disasters. “I met yesterday with [Office of Management and Budget] 30 California Cattleman October 2017

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue talks about the importance of the government stepping up to give better aid to forest fire fighting services and prevention programs.

Director Mulvaney. We described the need and the issue of a permanent fix and I think we’re along our way to get there. Tony’s going to have to meet with members of Congress and to persuade them that’s the ultimate solution so we can manage ahead of time. “I’ve told people the analogy – it’s like eating your seed corn. You know, when you have to spend so much fighting fires, you can’t spend the money that’s appropriated to prevent forest fires. You know, Smokey wants us to prevent forest fires, don’t you, Smokey? “You know the facts. Our budget has moved from 15 percent of fire suppression to over half – 55 percent-plus. It may be more than that this year, in having to fight fires. And there’s no way we can do the kind of forest management and the prescribed burning and harvesting and insect control, all those kinds of things that diminish fires. “Fires will always be with us. But when we leave a fuel load out there because we have not been able to get to it because of a lack of funding, or dependable funding, we’re asking for trouble. We’re asking for disasters, year in and year out. And that’s what we hope to get fixed. “I want you all to know that I’m fighting hard for that. Tony Tooke’s going to fight hard for that. This whole department at USDA is going to fight hard to communicate to Congress and the administration that we need a permanent fire funding and stop this fire borrowing once and for all. So, thank you all for understanding that and understanding where we need to devote our resources.”


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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD FOR U.S. BEEF’S CONTINUED SUCCESS IN KOREA, FTA IS ESSENTIAL from the U.S. Meat Export Federation why it is so important to bring the In early September, media reports surfaced that the Trump administration’s attention to the administration was considering benefits that KORUS has delivered withdrawal from the Korea-U.S. for the U.S. beef industry.” Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Last year, U.S. beef exports to The news generated significant Korea exceeded $1 billion for the concern from U.S. agricultural first time, making it the secondinterests, including the U.S. beef largest (behind Japan) value industry, which have benefited from destination for U.S. beef. This strong better access to South Korea since momentum has continued in 2017, KORUS went into effect in 2012. as exports through July were up 9 Congressional leaders also urged the percent year-over-year in volume administration not to withdraw from to 98,944 metric tons (mt), valued the agreement. at $629.4 million (up 19 percent). It now appears the administration The U.S. also captured more than will continue to pursue changes to 50 percent of Korea’s chilled beef KORUS, but has no immediate plans market for the first time in the to withdraw. Thad Lively, U.S. Meat post-BSE era, as exports of chilled Export Federation (USMEF) senior U.S. beef totaled 22,432 mt (up 83 vice president for trade access, notes percent year-over-year) valued at this is very positive news for the U.S. $199 million (up 88 percent). beef industry. KORUS has played a critical “The Trump administration’s role in U.S. beef ’s success in Korea, focus on the balance of trade with not only by ensuring U.S. beef is on key trading partners like Korea raises a level playing field with its main some important questions about changes that are occurring in the global economy, but the fact remains that KORUS has been beneficial to the U.S. beef industry and the industry is making a very positive contribution to the balance of trade with Korea,” Lively explained. USMEF, along with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the North American Meat Institute, recently highlighted the importance of the Korean market in a letter to Lighthizer and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Even though the administration’s concerns about the trade balance with Korea are mainly focused on the manufacturing sector, when a trade agreement is opened up for renegotiation, all aspects of that agreement are back on the table.” Lively added. “This is 32 California Cattleman October 2017

competitors, but also by fostering growth in Korea’s beef consumption by making U.S. beef more affordable to Korean consumers. Prior to 2012, all imported beef entering Korea was subject to a 40 percent duty – one of the highest rates in the world. Under KORUS, the duty rate on U.S. beef is phased to zero over 15 years, and it currently stands at 24 percent. The importance of this duty rate reduction is underscored by the fact that shortly after KORUS was implemented, Korea also entered free trade agreements with Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Without KORUS, U.S. beef would still be saddled with a 40 percent tariff while beef imports from our competitors capitalized on reduced duty rates (currently 29 percent for Australia and 32 percent for Canada and New Zealand). ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 34

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 32 Lower duties definitely benefit Korean consumers, and they have responded in a big way. At a time when Korea’s domestic beef prices are very high, per capita consumption is soaring – increasing more than 25 percent since 2010 to about 11.5 kilograms. In fact, South Koreans consume more U.S. beef per person (just over 3 kilograms) than consumers in any other export markets. On a per-head basis, the impact of U.S. beef ’s success in Korea is striking. In 2017, U.S. beef export value has equated to nearly $275 for every fed steer and heifer slaughtered. Exports to Korea account for about 16 percent (or $43) of this total. This is second only to Japan, which accounts for 27 percent ($72). Breaking this down further, exports of short ribs and chuck short ribs to Korea average $18 per head slaughtered. “These are significant dividends for U.S. farmers and ranchers, especially as the industry looks to the export markets to take a larger share of our increasing beef production and play a greater role in supporting industry profitability,” Lively said. “Following the BSE-related closure of the Korean market to U.S. beef, the U.S. industry faced a long and very difficult recovery in terms of restoring consumer confidence and winning back market share. Without KORUS, a recovery of this magnitude would not have been possible. USMEF, together with our beef industry partners, will continue to remind U.S. trade officials of the critical role that KORUS and other trade agreements play in the beef industry’s export-focused strategy for the future.”


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Kentucky cattlemen Make visit with CCA leaders in Sacramento In mid-September, more than 30 beef producers from the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association made their way west to visit the Golden State, flying into San Francisco to start their week-long FACTS tour; a trip they embark on every year in a different state to help their members expand their understanding of the beef cattle business in other areas in the United States. Some tour attendees love it so much they treat the trip like their annual vacation! After taking a tour of the Napa Valley, visiting Sonoma Mountain Herefords and stopping by the University of California, Davis, to listen to Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., the group of about 50 ranchers made their way to the California Farm Bureau building to hear from CCA President Dave Daley and California Farm Bureau Federation Political Affairs Manager Chelsea Molina. Molina covered the legislative arena in California, explaining the structure of the California legislature and a bit about the difference between Kentucky and California in that area. Daley shared his family history with the group and touched on important issues that face California cattle ranchers like water, endangered species and transportation. After enjoying a delicious beef dinner in Sacramento, the group headed further south to visit Harris Ranch, experience a feedlot tour and hear from the California Beef Council about how Checkoff funds promote beef in the west. The group also stopped at Hilmar Cheese and Certified Meat Products for plant tours. As they continued on their journey, they also stopped by tour coordinator and Kentucky Beef Council Director of Consumer Affairs Kiah Twisselman’s home ranch on the Carrizo Plain. The group rounded off their tour with a trip to the Valsigna Family Dairy to learn more about their family operation before heading back to the Blue Grass State. CCA was pleased to have a peer organization take interest in issues on the West Coast and staff and officers were able to learn more about issues impacting beef producers in Kentucky. 36 California Cattleman October 2017

CCA President Dave Daley, Oroville, shares California insights with cattlemen and women from the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association.

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Leadership and Industry Knowledge Prove Vital to State, National Associations by Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen


s the California Cattlemen’s Association reached its seventh decade by 1987, a pattern of more of the same had well been established, only CCA and the agriculture community as a whole was getting better at playing defense – though their defense game was far from being perfected. By this point in CCA’s history, cattlemen and women were getting better at seeing the trends that were being cultivated by California’s enormous population. As the number of residents grew, their demands on the state’s resources expanded as well. It came as no surprise to ranchers that as rangeland was being encroached upon, land and animal management regulations were also becoming more prevalent and more restrictive. These trends are some that Californians continue to witness today. It is like the saying, “the more things seem to change, the more they stay the same.” It should come as no surprise that the 1988 CCA and CCW Convention was held the first week in December at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nev., where an impressive 1,000-plus cattlemen and women joined up to work on hot button industry issues. Interestingly enough, among the issues on the agenda were land use, Japanese trade and unity within the beef cattle industry. CCA President Jim Timmons addressed the convention to share the work that CCA was doing on every issue facing California cattle producers. We can no longer assume that our lives and our businesses will continue as in the past – our world is changing rapidly and we must work together to maintain our businesses, our industry and our lifestyle,” Timmons said. The foresight of past CCA leaders is eye-opening as we consider the issues impacting the association today. 38 California Cattleman October 2017

One of those past leaders who is recognized as a living legend within the association today. John Lacey, Paso Robles, is a past CCA leader who went on to share the experience he gained in California at a vital time for the beef industry on the national and global scene. Lacey became president of the National Cattlemen’s Association in 1990, a time when he said the national group was under great financial stress. Having represented his fellow producers in leadership capacities at local, state and national levels during tumultuous times before, Lacey was well-equipped to help the industry during his term as NCA president. Lacey recalls that the year was a good one for the production side of the the industry as a whole. Cattle were selling well and recruitment efforts during the upswing in the cattle business helped turn around NCA’s financial strife. For those who know Lacey, he is respectful and always a gentlemen but his strong opinions and bold approach make him effective at communicating his concerns. When you couple his leadership ability with his unprecedented beef cattle industry experience, the combination is one that always benefits the ranching community. In 2016 at the 100th annual CCA and CCW Convention – again in Sparks, Nev. – Lacey took the microphone upon being recognized with CCA’s inaugural Centennial Award. “My father always encouraged me to give something back to the industry and to support the cattle industry in any way I can. It has been the pleasure of my lifetime to do so,” Lacey said. By the mid-1990s, an industry long-range plan was developed and promoted, encouraging the industry to “speak with one voice.” The result was the merger of the National Cattlemen’s Association and the National Live

Stock and Meat Board/Beef Industry Council into the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in 1996. Lacey’s leadership, insight and credibility among grassroots producers became a key component to the successful merger, and he was elected to serve as the first president of that new organization, making him the only person to serve as both NCA and NCBA president. “There were a lot of challenges that year,” Lacey told Drover’s Journal in a 2011 interview. “The merger was not without its detractors, but I believe it has proven over time to be the right decision for our industry.” During his year as president of the newly-formed NCBA, Lacey traveled to many cattlemen’s meetings at the grass-roots level to gather support for the new, combined organization – a task that was successful thanks largely to Lacey and his ability to represent the industry while unifying cattlemen and women for the good of the beef production community. While turmoil within the industry was just one side of the coin, the other side of the coin presented California producers with problems that were not easy to solve internally. Public perception was a growing concern for all livestock producers in the Golden State and beyond and thanks to some innovative minds progress was made that we still benefit from today. A major news story of 1996 that many cattlemen would just as soon forget started when globally-recognized talk show host Oprah Winfrey aired a segment about mad cow disease on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and declared it, “just stopped me cold from eating another burger,” it’s no surprise that beef prices dropped to a 10-year low. After a long, drawn-out, four-week battle in a Texas court, the right to free speech ended the battle in Winfrey’s favor in 1998 and the “beef ” finally came to an end. In addition to all that the beef industry lost as a result of Oprah’s vocal opinion, cattlemen and women that were left to dust themselves off and trudge forward. Though not inspired by the Oprah debacle, a highlight of the late 1980s and 1990s both in California and across the country was the implementation of a highly-successful producer education program driven to satisfy consumer demands for a safe, nutritious and humanely-raised beef supply. The response of producers to the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program was described by early BQA innovator Jim Oltjen, Ph.D., a beef specialist at the University of California, Davis, as slow to be received but overwhelmingly successful in the long run. Some of the early BQA masterminds like Oltjen, Ben Norman, John Maas, DVM, Dan Sehnert and others are credited with helping California beef cattlemen and women improve their animal handling and ranch practices to the highest standards. Though beef cattle producers are known for wanting the best for their stock, the BQA progam, which certified more than 5,000 cattlemen and women as well as hundreds of feedlot employees in the 1990s, helped beef industry members to meet the

expectations set by consumers. As the 1990s continued, CCA leaders, who were first and foremost cattlemen and land managers, could foresee a land ownership problem brewing in the state due to increasing land values, estate tax burdens, endangered species act listings and other issues. This spurred the idea for a new organization that would be responsible for helping conserve open space and natural habitat while protecting some of California most historical and treasured family-owned ranches. By 1997, the idea for the California Rangeland Trust had nearly come full circle. At the California Cattlemen’s Association Convention in December 1997, members voted to establish the California Rangeland Trust (CRT), a non-profit corporation designed primarily to keep California’s rangelands in agriculture. Steve Sinton, then chairman of CCA’s Rangeland Trust Committee said, “Our goal is to provide a diversity of services to help existing and future ranching families stay on their land.” Though the organization wasn’t officially off the ground until 1998, the groundwork was laid earlier during a critical time period in California ranching history. Today the organization, founded by a group of forward-thinking members of the California Cattlemen’s Association, has helped permanently protect nearly 300,000 acres of privately-owned rangeland in a state where the hardworking men and women who made the state what it is are often forgotten and sacrificed in the name of urban growth.

This article is the eighth in a 10-part series covering top issues within each decade of CCA’s 100-year history.

Central Coast Cattleman and Past CCA President John Lacey (center) is the only person to serve as president of both the National Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He is pictured here with 1996 NCBA Presidentelect Max Deets, Kansas (left) and the First Vice President Clark Willingham, Texas. October 2017 California Cattleman 39

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INDICATIONS: Cattle - Single-Dose Therapy: Enroflox 100 is indicated for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle; and for the control of BRD in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle at high risk of developing BRD associated with M. haemolytica, P. multocida, H. somni and M. bovis. Cattle - Multiple-Day Therapy: Enroflox 100 is indicated for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. Swine: Enroflox 100 is indicated for the treatment and control of swine respiratory disease (SRD) associated with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida, Haemophilus parasuis and Streptococcus suis. RESIDUE WARNINGS: Cattle: Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 28 days from the last treatment. This product is not approved for female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows. Use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or in calves born to these cows. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Swine: Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 5 days of receiving a single-injection dose. HUMAN WARNINGS: For use in animals only. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes. In case of dermal contact, wash skin with soap and water. Consult a physician if irritation persists following ocular or dermal exposures. Individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to quinolones should avoid this product. In humans, there is a risk of user photosensitization within a few hours after excessive exposure to quinolones. If excessive accidental exposure occurs, avoid direct sunlight. For customer service, to obtain a copy of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or to report adverse reactions, call Norbrook at 1-866-591-5777. PRECAUTIONS: The effects of enrofloxacin on cattle or swine reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been adequately determined. The long-term effects on articular joint cartilage have not been determined in pigs above market weight. Subcutaneous injection can cause a transient local tissue reaction that may result in trim loss of edible tissue at slaughter. Enroflox 100 contains different excipients than other enrofloxacin products. The safety and efficacy of this formulation in species other than cattle and swine have not been determined. Quinolone-class drugs should be used with caution in animals with known or suspected Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders. In such animals, quinolones have, in rare instances, been associated with CNS stimulation which may lead to convulsive seizures. Quinolone-class drugs have been shown to produce erosions of cartilage of weight-bearing joints and other signs of arthropathy in immature animals of various species. See Animal Safety section for additional information. ADVERSE REACTIONS: No adverse reactions were observed during clinical trials. ANIMAL SAFETY: In cattle safety studies, clinical signs of depression, incoordination and muscle fasciculation were observed in calves when doses of 15 or 25 mg/kg were administered for 10 to 15 days. Clinical signs of depression, inappetance and incoordination were observed when a dose of 50 mg/kg was administered for 3 days. An injection site study conducted in feeder calves demonstrated that the formulation may induce a transient reaction in the subcutaneous tissue and underlying muscle. In swine safety studies, incidental lameness of short duration was observed in all groups, including the saline-treated controls. Musculoskeletal stiffness was observed following the 15 and 25 mg/kg treatments with clinical signs appearing during the second week of treatment. Clinical signs of lameness improved after treatment ceased and most animals were clinically normal at necropsy. An injection site study conducted in pigs demonstrated that the formulation may induce a transient reaction in the subcutaneous tissue. Norbrook Laboratories Limited, Newry, BT35 6PU, Co. Down, Northern Ireland I02 September 2016 The Norbrook logos and Enroflox® are registered trademarks of Norbrook Laboratories Limited.

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Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Federal law prohibits the extra-label use of this drug in food-producing animals. Cattle intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 28 days from the last treatment. This product is not approved for female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows. Use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or calves born to these cows. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Use with caution in animals with known or suspected CNS disorders. Observe label directions and withdrawal times. See product labeling for full product information.


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USDA Offers Wildfire Recovery Assistance USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following wildfires or other qualifying natural disasters. Available programs and loans include: Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including excessive wind and qualifying drought (includes native grass for grazing). Eligible producers must have purchased NAP coverage for 2017 crops. A notice of loss must be filed within 15 calendar days of when the loss is apparent or 15 calendar days after the normal harvest date. Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) - offers payments to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather. Eligible losses may include those determined by FSA to have been caused by wildfires, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, tropical storms, tornados, lightning, extreme heat, and extreme cold. Producers will be required to provide verifiable documentation of death losses resulting from an eligible adverse weather event and must submit a notice of loss to their local FSA office within 30 calendar days of when the loss of livestock is apparent. Tree Assistance Program (TAP) – provides assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers for qualifying tree, shrub and vine losses due to natural disasters including excessive wind and qualifying drought. Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and FarmRaised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency relief for losses due to feed or water shortages, disease, adverse weather or other conditions, which are not adequately

addressed by other disaster programs. ELAP covers physically damaged or destroyed livestock feed that was purchased or mechanically harvested forage or feedstuffs intended for use as feed for the producer’s eligible livestock. In order to be considered eligible, harvested forage must be baled; forage that is only cut, raked or windrowed is not eligible. ELAP also covers up to 150 lost grazing days in instances when a producer has been forced to remove livestock from a grazing pasture due to wildfire and for beekeepers, ELAP covers beehive losses (the physical structure) in instances where the hive has been destroyed by a natural disaster including flooding, high winds and tornadoes. Producers must submit a notice of loss to their local FSA office within 30 calendar days of when the loss is apparent. Emergency Loan Program – available to producers with agriculture

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operations located in a county under a primary or contiguous Presidential or Secretarial disaster designation. These low interest loans help producers recover from production and physical losses. Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)- provides emergency funding for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate land severely damaged by natural disasters; includes fence loss. HayNet - is an Internet-based Hay and Grazing Net Ad Service allowing farmers and ranchers to share ‘Need Hay’ ads and ‘Have Hay’ ads online. Farmers also can use another feature to post advertisements for grazing land, specifically ads announcing the availability of grazing land or ads requesting a need for land to graze. For more information on these programs, visit disaster or contact your local FSA office.

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THERE’S MORE TO MANAGEMENT THAN MEETS THE EYE by Sarah Thorson, Beef Marketing and Education Manager, Genex For most producers, high on the fall to-do list is pregnancy checking the herd. It’s an important herd management step because, as we all know, culling the open females can lead to significant savings at the feed pile. Along with pregnancy detection, there is another important observation you should make while the pregnant female is in the chute - body condition score (BCS). Feeding a female into a higher BCS at calving is a losing proposition, limited by the cow’s ability to consume enough to overcome her energy deficit and the size of your feed bill. That is why body condition scoring at pregnancy check is such an important tool. At pregnancy check cows are in midgestation, which is one of their lowest maintenance energy requirement times, therefore it is the most economical time to add body condition. The quandary of waiting until calving to observe body condition is that a female in her early post-partum period is experiencing some of the highest maintenance energy requirements of her life. This is especially true for 2-yearolds who not only work hard to produce milk to raise their calf but are still growing themselves. Research tells us body condition score at calving ais one of the greatest impacts on rebreeding performance. For a cow to maintain a 365-day calving interval, she must be rebred by 82 days post-calving. Cows that calve at a BCS 3 or 4, on average, exhibit first estrus at approximately 80 days

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post-calving, making it very difficult to maintain a one-year calving interval. One the other hand, females that calve at a BCS 5 or 6 average 55 days to first heat post-calving. At pregnancy check you want the majority of cows in a BCS 5 or 6 for optimal reproductive performance. Visual appearance of female in BCS 5 or 6: • Outline of spine is not visible • At most, the outline of one to two ribs is visible • The outline of hip and pin bones will be visible • Little to no fat in brisket and flanks Visual appearance of female in BCS 3 or 4: • Spine is highly visible • The outline of several ribs is visible • Hip and pin bones can be viewed • No fat in brisket and flanks Once you have BCS score information, it is important to use it. If pasture or pen space is available, it is a good idea to group cattle by body condition. You can then manage thin females to gain condition and manage other females to maintain body condition in the most efficient manner possible. The importance of body condition score and its role in the rebreeding efficiency of your herd should not be overlooked. After all, the success of your next breeding season is largely determined before this year’s calf crop hits the ground!

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ABS’s Matt White with All West/Select Sires’ Fred Jorgensen at Byrd Cattle Co.’s “All About the Genetics” Bull Sale in Los Molinos Sept. 1

EZ Angus Sale Sept. 2 in Escalon.

Col. Rick Machado 88 ANGUS BULLS

$ 7,230


Col. Rick Machado Managed by Parnell Dickinson, Inc. 125 ANGUS BULLS



Five Star Land and Livestock, Bar R Angus and J/V Angus SEPT. 3, WILTON, CA Col. John Rodgers Managed by Matt Macfarlane Marketing 79 ANGUS BULLS

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Abbie Nelson, Don Whittle and Julie Reinhardt at the Heritage Bull Sale in Wilton, Sept. 3.

Col. Rick Machado, Rick Blanchard and John Toledo at Silveira Bros.’ “Partners in Performance Bull Sale, Sept. 6.



Col. John Rodgers 76 ANGUS BULLS



Col. John Rodgers and Col. Rick Machado Managed by Matt Macfarlane Marketing 109 ANGUS & RED ANGUS BULLS


VINTAGE ANGUS RANCH “CARCASS MAKER” BULL SALE Fred Hayes and Paul and Tim Righetti at the Vintage Angus Ranch “Carcass Maker” Bull Sale in LaGrange, Sept. 7.

Chris and Faye Gansberg with Lucy Rechel, at the Mid Valley Bull Test in Modesto, Sept. 8.


Col. John Rodgers and Col. Rick Machado 186 ANGUS BULLS



Amador Angus and Schafer Ranch SEPT. 8, GALT, CA Col. Rick Machado




with Diablo Valley Angus SEPT. 9, GALT, CA Col. Rick Machado

92 Angus Bulls Jodie, Marty and Cindy Williamson, Exeter, Bart Cremers and Dan Kominek at the Arellano Bravo Bull Sale in Galt, with Col. John Rodgers at the Oak Ridge Angus Bull Sale in Calistoga on Sept 10. Sept. 9. 46 California Cattleman October 2017


Dean Thompson and Kris Gudel at the Bullfest Bull Sale in Oakdale, Sept. 12.

Col. Jake Parnell and Pat Kirby at the Thomas Angus Bull Sale in Galt, Sept. 19.

Dave Medeiros and Mike Urrutia at the Rancho Casino and Dal Porto Livestock Sale on Sept. 21 in Denair.


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with Genoa Livestock & Schohr Herefords SEPT. 12, OAKDALE, CA Col. Rick Machado Managed by James Danekas and Associates 34 BULLS FROM GENOA LIVESTOCK $4,823 5 BULLS FROM SCHOHR HEREFORDS $1,950


Donati Ranches, O’Connell Ranches, Wulff Brothers Livestock SEPT. 14, COLUSA, CA Col. Rick Machado Managed by Matt Macfarlane Marketing




SEPT. 15, GERBER, CA Col. Rick Machado and Col. John Rodgers


$7,006 $7,670


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Gonsalves Ranch, Diamond Oak Cattle Co., Flood Bros. Cattle, and Double M Ranch SEPT. 20, OAKDALE, CA Col. Rick Machado


Col. Rick Machado


The Borror Family of Tehama Angus Ranch at the family’s 43rd annual bull sale, Sept. 15 in Gerber.

Wedding Bells Miller & Randel

High school sweethearts Bailey Miller and Kevin Randel were married alongside friends and family on Sept. 23 at the Clough Ranch near Los Molinos. The bride, who is employed by Heritage Insurance Agency in Chico, is the

daughter of Harold and Stacy Miller Red Bluff. The groom works for Helena Chemical Co. in Chico as a pest control advisor. He is the son of Brian and Kellee Randel of Red Bluff. The couple has made their home in Los Molinos.

Teal Thompson

Frank Tunzi

Carter Mickelson



Teal Faye Thompson was eagerly welcomed by parents Ryan and Lauren Thompson, Bellevue, Texas, on Sept. 11. Teal weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 and J LaRue © one-half inches long. Teal is the granddaughter of Dave and Cindy Thompson, Chiloquin, Ore., and Larry and Donna Everett, Nipomo. Carter David Mickelson joined big brother Weston when he was born to Bobby and Heidi Mickelson, Glen Ellen, on Sept. 8., weighing 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 and one-half inches long. Grandparents are Jim and Marcia Mickelson, Santa Rosa, and George and Laurie Goss, Lincoln.

Frank Steven Tunzi was born to Steven and Megan Tunzi on July 27. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Steven works on the family ranch in Comptche, and Megan is an ag teacher at Fort Bragg High School.

Colin Daniel Byrne entered the world Sept. 10 and weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. He is the son of Matt and Megan Byrne, Marysville, and joins big brother Luke. Grandparents are Mike and Bev Byrne, Tulelake; and Greg and Mary Ann Foster, Winnemucca, Nev.

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Auction yards encourage producers to consign for a cause in november The California Future Farmers of America Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with the California Livestock Auction Marketing Association (CLAMA). During the week of Nov. 6 to 10, consignors at California auction yards are encouraged to “Consign for a Cause” and donate a portion of their proceeds to the California FFA. “Local livestock auction yards throughout California have served as the leaders in livestock sales, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with them and raise money to support the future of the agriculture industry,” said Dennis Albiani, California FFA Foundation Chair. Consignors will have the opportunity to donate 1 percent of their total consignment, a percentage of a specific tag, or make a flat donation. Contributions will go towards supporting the nearly 88,000 FFA members throughout California. Specifically, funds will go towards leadership development conferences, Career Development Events (CDE), scholarships

and ultimately increasing access for FFA members to experience premier leadership, personal growth and career success. “Investing in the next generation is essential to the future of the agriculture industry, particularly in California,” said Col. Jake Parnell, Cattlemen’s

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Livestock Market Manager. “Generations of producers have benefitted from the FFA, and we’re looking forward to ensuring these opportunities are available for future generations.” More information can be found by visiting www.calaged. org/Consign.

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In Memory Bill Rice

William a role his son Ryan now fills, Clarence “Bill” and as a Trustee of Fortuna Rice (Bill), Union High School District. 83, passed Bill was a long-time member away Aug. 6, of the Sonoma County Trail surrounded Blazers and thoroughly enjoyed by his family the camaraderie and lifelong and in the friendships he found on the tender care “Trail Ride.” of Hospice of Humboldt in As Bill finally slowed down Eureka. Bill will be remembered farming, at least a little, he and missed for his devotion to and Judy embarked on many his family and friends, generosity adventures and travels that with his love and possessions, included everything from and deep faith. horse pack trips in the Marble Born Feb. 4, 1934 in Mountains to exotic vacations Hanford, Bill attended Hanford in Greece and the Philippines. High School and Menlo College Eventually they acquired a home before serving in the Navy in Wickenburg, Ariz., where they with his twin brother Jim Rice. spent winters riding the desert, After touring the world aboard returning to Humboldt for the carrier USS Kearsarge, Bill summers. returned to Humboldt County Bill is preceded in death where he joined his family’s by his father and mother, Lee ranching operation on Fort and Toni Rice, sister Roberta Baker Ranch. Many of Bill’s Moulton, and twin brother fondest memories came from Jim Rice. He is survived by his working for his father as a wife Judy Rice; three children cowboy on Fort Baker Ranch. and their spouses, Kim and Bill In the early 1960s, Bill Nunes, Ryan and Robin Rice, took over management of the and Jack and Anne Rice; stepproperty at Larabee, just in time children Eric Kepner and Wende to experience the 1964 Flood, Fortner; and grandchildren BJ an event that reshaped the land Nunes, Randi and Reid Rice, and those that lived through Caleb and Levi Rice, and Alex it. For the next four decades and Julia Rewhald; and brother Bill lived and worked with his John Rice and his family. family raising hay and cattle at A celebration of Bill’s life Larabee during summers, and was held on September 16 at lived in Fernbridge working as a Rice’s Larabee Ranch, tax preparer for H&R Block in Bill spent his last days on Fortuna during winters. his Fortuna ranch with Judy Bill’s heart was on his and surrounded by his family. beloved Larabee ranch in All were supported by the Redcrest. There he was the wonderful staff of Hospice happiest, working with his of Humboldt who made this equipment, growing his alfalfa, challenging time so special. Our swimming in his pool and thanks to Dr. Tamara Dennis, raising his family. He spent Hospice of Humboldt, Visiting many a summer helping kids Angels and all the friends learn to “work” on the ranch and family who helped and and supporting his family in visited Bill. The family feels their love for team roping. very blessed and suggests that Bill served as president of the memorial contributions may be Humboldt County Farm Bureau, made to Hospice of Humboldt. 50 California Cattleman October 2017

TRACY Anderson Tracy Colleen Anderson, 49, passed away Aug. 14. She was born Aug. 4, 1968, in Medford to Ron and Jennifer Anderson. A graduate of Eagle Point High School, Tracy worked as a hair dresser. Tracy was a member of the Jackson County Cattlewomen, as well as the Antelope Beef 4-H Club leader. Her hobbies included kids 4-H, bunco, reading and friends. Survivors include her parents, Ron and Jennifer Anderson; sisters, Molly (Brett) McGiffin and Amy Anderson; grandmother, Joan Nevin; uncles, Rick (Linda) Anderson and Jim (René) Nevin; aunts, Paulette (Rick) Engstrand, Donna (Jim) White, and Ann Manlove; great-aunt, Bonnie Anderson; nieces, Kayla and Rylee McGiffin; cousins, Wynn and Fiona Nevin; Creighton and Brandt Nevin; Shawn, Jasmine, Sofie, and Ayden Leary; Marti Anderson and Jodi, Steve, Sydney, Rikki and Alex Baldwin; and many more extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Bud Nevin and Don and Cora Anderson; and uncle, Denny Nevin. A family graveside service was held at Siskiyou Memorial Park, followed by a celebration of life at the Jackson County Expo Olsrud Building on Aug. 19. Memorial contributions may be made to Tracy Anderson Memorial Fund, Attn: Gary Bedell, Washington Federal, 891 O’Hare Parkway, Medford, OR 97504.

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Advertisers’ Index 5 J Angus...............................................................36 All West-Select Sires............................................35 Amador Angus.....................................................52 American Ag Credit............................................19 American Angus Association............................40 American Hereford Association........................54 Andreini & Company...........................................8 Bar R Angus ........................................................52 Bayer Animal Health...........................................43 BMS Angus...........................................................52 Boehringer Ingelheim.........................................31 Bovine Elite, LLC.................................................57 Broken Arrow Angus..........................................52 Broken Box Ranch...............................................56 Buchanan Angus..................................................52 Byrd Cattle Co......................................................52 California Wagyu Breeders................................56 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show..45 Cattlemen’s Livestock Market............................19 Charron Ranch....................................................52 Cherry Glen Beefmasters...................................55 CoBank.................................................................19 Conlan Ranches California................................56 Conlin Supply Company, Inc.............................34 Consign for a Cause............................................48 Corsair Angus......................................................52 CSU Chico College of Agriculture....................56 Dal Porto Livestock.............................................53 Donati Ranch.......................................................52 Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc..................................56

Farm Credit West................................................19 Five Star Land Company....................................56 Freitas Rangeland Management........................40 Fresno State Ag Foundation...............................56 Furtado Angus.....................................................53 Furtado Livestock Enterprises...........................57 Genoa Livestock..................................................55 Gonsalves Ranch..................................................53 Harrell Hereford Ranch......................................55 HAVE Angus........................................................53 Hogan Ranch........................................................54 Hone Ranch..........................................................54 Hudson Pines Farm.............................................49 Hufford’s Herefords.............................................55 J-H Feed, Inc........................................................56 J/V Angus.............................................................54 Knipe Land Company.........................................56 Lambert Ranch............................................... 3, 54 Lander Veterinary Clinic....................................56 Leachman/TopLine...................................... 12, 13 Little Shasta Ranch..............................................55 McPhee Red Angus.............................................54 Multimin, USA....................................................35 Noahs Angus Ranch............................................53 Norbrook....................................................... 40, 41 O’Connell Ranch.................................................53 ORIgen..................................................................57 Orvis Cattle Company........................................54 P.W. Gillibrand Cattle Co....................................54 Pacific Trace Minerals.........................................56

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Pitchfork Cattle Co..............................................55 Ray-Mar Ranches................................................53 Red River Farms..................................................54 Riverbend Ranch.................................................37 Sammis Ranch.....................................................53 Schafer Ranch......................................................53 Schohr Herefords.................................................55 Shasta Bull Sale....................................................25 Shasta Livestock Auction Yard.............................9 Sierra Ranches......................................................11 Sierra Ranches......................................................55 Silveira Bros..........................................................54 Skinner Livestock Transportation.....................57 Sonoma Mountain Herefods..............................55 Spanish Ranch......................................................55 Sweetlix.................................................................42 Tehama Angus Ranch.........................................53 Teixeira Cattle Co................................................53 Thomas Angus Ranch.........................................15 Tumbleweed Ranch.............................................55 Turlock Livestock Auction Yard..........................7 Veterinary Service, Inc........................................56 VF Red Angus......................................................54 Vintage Angus............................................... 60, 54 Western Stockman’s Market...............................17 Western Video Market..........................................2 Wilson & Co/Sotheby’s Realty...........................18 Wulff Brothers Livestock....................................53

Silverbelly 10X & 30X

10X hat band buckles made by Vogt Silver

Black 10X & 30X

30X hat band buckles made by Vogt Silver

Natural 30X only

Each hat is stamped with a gold foil centennial logo

All hats are silk lined

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REG NO. 18417046 A special thank you to Herbster Angus Farm, Falls City, NE for their selection of V A R Explorer 6293, the $74,000 top selling 2/3 interest bull of the 2017 VAR bull sale.





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REG NO. 18376124 A special thank you to High Point Genetics, Osceola, IA for their selection of V A R Discovery 6149, the $27,000 top selling 2/3 interest bull of the 2017 VAR bull sale.


REG NO. 18417013 A special thank you to Herbster Angus Farm, Falls City, NE for their selection of V A R Enterprise 6229, the $40,000 top selling bull of the 2017 VAR bull sale.




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AGCO Hay, CA Avila Ranch, CA Clay Avila, CA Leo Acquistapace, CA Bacchi Ranch, CA David Bassett, CA Manuel Becerra, CA Bengard Ranch, CA Bently Ranches, NV Black Gold Genetics, IL Boston Ranch, CA Brazil Cattle Co., CA Centennial Livestock, CA Circle W Ranch, CA Coelho Ranches, LLC, CA Costa Land & Cattle, CA Robert Cree, CA Stan & Robin Dell’Orto, CA Dan Erickson, CA Executive Ranch, VA Flying RJ Ranch, CA William Fogarty, CA FPI Farm, CA Grigory Ranch, CA Guidetti Land & Cattle Co., CA John Guthrie, CA Fred Hayes, CA Herbster Angus Farms, NE High Point Genetics, IA Hoover Cattle Co., CA Declan Jackson, CA Dan Jess, CA Jim Orvis and Sons, CA Tyson Jones, CA Ingrid Judge, CA JX Byrd Cattle Ranch, CA

Barry Kane, ID Ty Kliewer, OR Natalie Koopmann, CA Lazy H Ranch, KS Lazy JT Land & Cattle, CA Lone Pine Ranch, CA McDonald Properties, CA Michael Ranch, CA Bud Musachia, CA Paul Righetti Ranch Company, CA Jon Pedotti, CA Grant Pedrotti,CA Charles Perkins, CA Pine Tree Ranch, LA Pine View Angus, IA Prarie Creek Stock Farm, IL Jim & Michelle Prewett, CA Quaker Hill Farm, VA Paul Raggio, CA Rancheria Land & Livestock, CA Rancho San Julian Cattle LLC, CA Red Creek Angus Ranch, UT Redfern Ranch, CA Roy Richards, CA Ruman Ranch, CA Robert Sagehorn, CA San Benito Cattle Co., CA Santa Margarita Cattle Co., CA Scribner Livestock, CA Shining C Ranch, CA Sudden & Hollister Cattle Co., CA Sun Up Enterprises, CA V. A. Rodden Farms, CA Richard Wagner, CA Whittle Ranch, CA Williams Livestock, CA


October 2017 California Cattleman  
October 2017 California Cattleman