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•The legacy and future of Sonoma Mountain Herefords • Featuring special breeder directory!

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eixeira Cattle Co. T 15 Annual Performance Plus Bull Sale th

President’s Day • Monday, Feb. 15 1 p.m. • Terrebonne, OR Offering 120 fall & Spring Yearling BullS

70% of the bull sale offering is better than breed average for Calving Ease Direct and Weaning Weight EPDs and 80% of the offering is better than breed average for Yearling Weight, Marbling, $W and $B!

tex demand 5028 • 11 BrOtherS Sell!

TEX Demand 2791

CED BW WW YW SC MB RE FAT $W +8

+.7

$B

+62 +111 +.56 +1.01 +.62 +.007 +63.13 +161.38

This half sister to TEX DEMAND 5028 (left) sold for $16,000 at the 2016 Bases Loaded Sale in Denver, Colo.

This full sister of Tex Demand 5028 (right), owned by Hoffman Ranch, sold for $20,000.

12 SONS SELL FEB. 15!

Other featured lOtS:

tex 9Q13 4712

CED BW WW YW SC -5

+3.8

+57

MB RE FAT $W

$B

+111 +1.10 +.84 +.84 -.007 +42.61 +185.31

tex WaYlOn 4858 • 3 BrOtherS Sell! CED BW WW YW +2

+3.1

+63

+113

SC MB RE FAT $W

$B

+.73 +1.29 +.50 -.003 +58.67 +186.78

tex COmrade 5085 • 8 BrOtherS Sell! tex liBertY 5808 Va • 4 BrOtherS Sell!

CED BW WW YW +10

-.8

+59

SC MB RE FAT $W

$B

+105 +.57 +.99 +.66 +.029 +68.41 +140.71

CED BW WW YW SC +15

-2.5

MB RE FAT $W

tex prOCeed 5024 • 6 BrOtherS Sell! tex prOphet 5049 CED BW WW YW SC MB +4

+.5

RE

FAT $W

$B

+54 +104 +.57 +1.19 +.58 +.006 +43.13 +146.41

CED BW WW YW +1

JOHN TEIXEIRA (805) 448-3859 ALLAN TEIXEIRA (805) 310-3353 TOM HILL (541) 990-5479

+2.9 +74

SC MB RE FAT $W

$B

+131 +.21 +1.30 +.59 -.006 +73.49 +159.28

ALL BULLS GENESEEK TESTED!

WWW.TEIXEIRACATTLECO.COM • CATTLE@THOUSANDHILLSRANCH.COM

PSALMS 50:10

$B

+61 +105 +.50 +.78 +.98 -.006 +75.20 +120.72

BID ONLINE!

Sale Managed by:

Larry Cotton (517) 294-0777 Ryan Cotton (806) 206-8361


27 TH annual

WinnemuccA R HR

Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend Mark your calendars for our 27th annual event

March 2 - March 6, 2016 Winnemucca Events Complex

Join us at the Winnemucca Events Complex to experience Nevada’s largest & most exciting Ranch Hand Rodeo and Horse Sale! Over 30 teams compete for prizes and bragging rights! Ranch, Rope & Performance

Horse Sale

Real Cowboys

Top Ten Average ~ $9,900 High Selling Horse A Little Spoonful ~ $16,500

Tentative Schedule

Wed & Thurs, March 2 - 3, 2016 Winnemucca Cow Dog Trial Friday, March 4, 2016 Stock Horse Challenge & Horse Sale Preview Saturday, March 5, 2016 Ranch Hand Rodeo & Wild Horse Racing Ranch, Rope & Performance Horse Sale Sunday, March 6, 2016 Ranch Hand Rodeo & Wild Horse Racing

Winnemucca RHR Barrel Bash Open 4D, Youth, and Senior Races ADDED MONEY!!

March 4 - 6, 2016 Winnemucca Events Complex

For More Information Call (775) 623-2220

Real Life

Real Excitement

This premier sale will feature top quality ranch, rope, and performance horses, both finished and started prospects. The Winnemucca Horse Sale has become well known for quality horses and an efficient crew year after year! 2015 Winning Team - Mackenzie Ranch February 2016 California Cattleman 3

For More Information: (775) 623-5071 or www.RanchRodeoNV.com


CALIFORNIA

CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

OFFICERS PRESIDENT

Billy Flournoy, Likely FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

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

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

STAFF

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Billy Gatlin

VICE PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Justin Oldfield

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Kirk Wilbur

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Lisa Pherigo

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Malorie Bankhead

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Jenna Chandler

PUBLICATION SERVICES OFFICE & CIRCULATION

CCA Office: (916) 444-0845 Fax: (916) 444-2194 MANAGING MAGAZINE EDITOR

Stevie Ipsen (208) 996-4922 stevie.ipsen@gmail.com

ADVERTISING SALES/FIELD SERVICES

Matt Macfarlane (916) 803-3113 mmacfarlane@wildblue.net BILLING SERVICES

Lisa Pherigo lisa@calcattlemen.org

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CCA covering all the bases by CCA Treasurer Rob von der Lieth Precipitation has been realized the past few months per the EL Niño forecasts and the long-range forecast indicates a wet spring. Since November I have been on numerous ranches throughout the state with a variation of feed and stockwater conditions depending on location. Although some portions of the state have not received significant moisture as opposed to others it is a relief to know it can rain and snow in California. As an old timer once told me, “very seldom do you have a good market and a good feed year simultaneously.” During the past few years the market was record high in conjunction with extreme drought conditions. Accordingly, the market has capitulated and is attempting to establish a trading range as the industry transitions into an expansion phase in conjunction with slow economic growth domestically and internationally. When the livestock industry is confronted with an issue, large or small, CCA is there to work on behalf of our members. CCA takes work and responsibility very seriously as members are the soul of everything. During the past year through the outstanding effort of Justin Oldfield and Kirk Wilbur, the CCA had success in government affairs concerning our industry. The Grazing Regulatory Action Project proposed by the State Water Board was discontinued. The federal government declined to list the Bi-State Sage Grouse or the Greater Sage Grouse. The USFS elected not to consider a petition to list wild horses on federal lands as endangered. The antibiotics issue defeated a proposal to implement on farm reporting for antibiotic use concerning treatment and prevention. Finally, WOTUS is still in the judiciary and the stays and injunctions hopefully will have the rule oveturned. In December CCA in conjunction with NCBA was instrumental in the House and Senate vote on passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The legislation contained language which addressed many

of our industry’s priorities. First, there was certainty with respect to taxes. There was permanent extension of Section 179 expensing at the $500,000 level up from $25,000 which provides for certainty and the avenue for investments into an operation. Bonus depreciation was established at 50 percent for property acquired in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and phases down with 40 percent in 2018 and 30 percent in 2019. In addition, the conservation easement tax credit was made permanent. The end result is being able to plan for the future and not be reliant on last minute tax legislation for business decisions. Second, there was a solution to COOL and retaliatory tariffs The legislation averted a potential $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs from our trading partners Mexico and Canada. Third, there was language clarifying dietary guidelines. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide for nutrition and health based upon the current nutritional evidence. As a result, it ensures nutrition will be the basis of federal food programs. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is another important legislative issue. Trade is crucial for the future of our industry. The world middle class has a growing demand for a higher quality diet. Access to foreign markets is essential since 96 percent of the world’s population resides in the area. The multi-lateral trade agreement will provide the industry with a larger market access for our product in several countries in the Pacific Rim. In 2016 there will be numerous challenges and issues. Our industry has to be defensive with the regulations proposed by the environmentalists and federal, state and local agencies. Rest assured the CCA is diligent on behalf of our membership to protect our industry, freedom and lifestyle.

SERVING CALIFORNIA BEEF PRODUCERS SINCE 1917

Bolded names and businesses in editorial represent only current members of the California Cattlmen’s Association or California CattleWomen, Inc. For questions about your membership status, contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0845. The California Cattleman is published monthly except July/August is combined by the California Cattlemen’s Association, 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, for $20/year, or as part of the annual membership dues. All material and photos within may not be reproduced without permission from publisher. National Advertising Group: The Cattle Connection/The Powell Group, 4162-B Carmichael Ct, Montgomery, AL 36106, (334) 271-6100. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: California Cattleman, 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 California Cattleman February 2016


ON THE COVER The February cover photo, taken by CCA member Jamie Mickelson, Kenwood, displays the maternal quality that can be found at Sonoma Mountain Herefords, owned and operated by the Mickelson Family. To learn more about Sonoma Mountain Herefords and the Mickelson Family, see the feature article on page 44.

FEBRUARY 2016 Volume 99, Issue 2

ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVES CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN A look at the issues at hand

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BUNKHOUSE 2016 brings early win for beef industry

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YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK 8 More on WOTUS and the wolf

UPCOMING CCA SPRING TOUREVENTS FEB. 16

FEB. 17

MONTEREY COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, King City 12 p.m. FEB. 19 BUTTE COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Gold Country Casino, Oroville 6 p.m. cocktails • 7 p.m. dinner

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FROM THE SALE RING Market still paying cow-calf producers

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PROGESSIVE PRODUCER Drought potential still needs producers’ attention

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FEB. 20

RANGELAND TRUST TALK A long-awaited tax break for landowners

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FEB. 20

Dietary guidelines keep meat on America’s table 38 A living legacy in the Hereford breed 44 Beefmasters and the commercial industry 56

READER SERVICES

Hereford and Beefmaster Directory 52 Buyers’ Guide 60 Obituaries 64 Advertisers Index 66

SAN LUIS OBISPO CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles 2:30 p.m.

FEB. 18

BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD 2015 results are in

SPECIAL FEATURES

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, Santa Ynez 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Lunch served at noon.

HUMBOLDT/ DEL NORTE DINNER DANCE Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale Meeting at 2:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing CHICO STATE BEEF SYMPOSIUM CSU, CHICO, University Farm 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FEB. 21

FALL RIVER/BIG VALLEY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Fall River Veteran’s Hall, Fall River 3 p.m. meeting • 6 p.m. dinner

FEB. 23 SANTA CLARA COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Old City Hall Restaurant, Gilroy 6 p.m. cocktails • 7 p.m. dinner FEB. 25 YUBA/SUTTER COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Ruthy’s, Yuba City dinner at 6 p.m. MARCH 2

CONTRA COSTA/ALAMEDA CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Cattlemen’s Restaurant, Livermore 6 p.m. cocktails • 7 p.m.

MARCH 2

SAN JOAQUIN-STANISLAUS CATTLEMEN’S MEETNG & DINNER Waterloo Restaurant, Waterloo 6 p.m. MARCH 5

KERN COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Idle Spur Restaurant (Famosa Livestock), McFarland dinner at 6 p.m. MARCH 6

TULARE COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Double LL Steakhouse, Visalia 5:30 p.m. cocktails • 6 p.m. dinner

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BUNKHOUSE AN EARLY WIN

Dietary Guidelines Help 2016 get off to good start by CCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Oldfield With 2015 now officially in the books, and 2016 well underway, we hope and pray for a positive 2016 that will bring enough rain and snow to begin to transition California out of the current drought, establish longterm profitability for all segments of the beef cattle industry and result in some action by our elected leaders to deal with the policy issues that are most pressing for ranchers. In fact, a priority industry issue that consumed a significant amount of attention by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), CCA and others in 2015 resulted in a victory this January. On Jan. 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Federal nutrition and dietary guidelines are updated every five years and serve as the recommended nutrition guidelines for the nation and dictate menu items for federal meal programs. The programs include school lunch programs and those meals provided for the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that serve our nation in uniform. Our collective success is demonstrated in the final guidelines because once again lean beef is recognized as an important protein and a key part of a healthy balanced diet. We all know this to be true, however an advisory group formed to provide guidance to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services originally suggested that red meat be discouraged as part of a healthy diet due to unsubstantiated environmental concerns. The panel’s advice on sustainability was also misled and sought to reduce beef consumption

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dramatically and potentially eliminate red meat from the diet altogether. At that point it was time for your trade associations to step in. Strong pushback from NCBA and CCA helped to spur a hearing by Congress to ensure that the 2015 dietary guidelines would reflect good science and focus on nutrition. JUSTIN OLDFIELD Following the hearing, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary for Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell released a blog post stating: “In terms of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), we will remain within the scope of our mandate in the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act (NNMRRA), which is to provide “nutritional and dietary information and guidelines… based on the preponderance of the scientific and medical knowledge.” The dietary guidelines also send a strong message in contrast to the recent ruling by the United Nations International Research Agency on Cancer (IARC) that stated in October of last year that the consumption of processed meat causes cancer and the consumption of red meat probably causes cancer. This decision was the result of a contentious debate and split vote by the IARC committee that ruled on the matter. This too was met with a swift response from industry advocates by highlighting sound science that demonstrated just how flawed the IARC ruling was. Since the first dietary guidelines were published in 1990, lean beef has been considered an important and nutritious protein and part of an overall healthy balanced diet. What could be more important to the long term viability of the U.S. beef cattle industry than keeping beef at the center of the plate. NCBA and CCA and our beef council partners will remain active in working to do just that. To learn more about the specifics of the new dietary guidelines, see the full article on page 38. Without a doubt 2016 will bring some challenges, however it’s nice to start the New Year off with a victory.


        



  

  

    

     



        

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YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK CCA KEEPING YOU INFORMED ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES WOTUS AND WOLF ISSUES CONTINUE TO EVOLVE Congress Votes Against Obama on WOTUS

On Jan. 13, Congress officially voted to restrict the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing the infamous regulation commonly known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that expands federal jurisdiction over waters currently left to be regulated by the states. The U.S. House of Representatives took steps previously to overturn the rule completely however fell just shy of a 60-vote majority in the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution 22 by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) cleared the 60-vote majority in the U.S. Senate to overcome a filibuster and was approved by the House on the same day by a vote of 253-166. In all, 12 Democrats joined their Republican colleagues in the House to pass the measure, including Representatives John Garamendi (CA-3) and Jim Costa (CA-16). Unfortunately, President Obama released a statement that he intends to veto the measure. Although the resolution passed both chambers of Congress, it failed to receive a twothirds majority which is necessary to override the president’s veto. It is no doubt disappointing that the president will veto this bill, however the message sent by Congress to the Obama administration that the WOTUS rule is flawed is applauded by CCA, NCBA and other agricultural organizations. CCA will continue to push back against the rule in court as multiple cases, including a lawsuit filed by CCA in partnership with the Pacific Legal Foundation, continue to see early legal success. CDFW Releases Depredation Protocol in Response to Depredation Concerns

On Jan. 7, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced that another gray wolf has entered California from southern Oregon. OR-25—so named because he is the 25th gray wolf radio-collared in Oregon—first entered the state in mid-December 2015, and is currently in Modoc County, possibly searching for a mate. OR-25 is formerly of the Imnaha Pack of Oregon wolves, and is known to have depredated against livestock, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirming a depredation event by the wolf on Nov. 4, 2015. OR-25’s dispersal into California comes during a time of fresh concerns about wolf depredation upon livestock by the Shasta Pack, comprised of at least seven wolves in Siskiyou County. On Dec. 18, 2015 CDFW issued its investigation report for a suspected wolf depredation of a calf that occurred in Siskiyou County. While the report did not confirm that 8 California Cattleman February 2016

wolves killed the calf, it did classify the depredation as “probable.” Ranchers in Siskiyou County were gathering cattle on the morning of Nov. 10 when they came upon five wolves feeding on a dead calf in a meadow. The wolves dispersed as the ranchers approached, but the ranchers managed to photograph at least one of the wolves as well as the calf carcass upon which the wolves had been feeding. Unfortunately, when officials arrived to investigate the suspected depredation, the calf carcass was no longer present, precluding an investigation which might have led to a confirmation of wolf depredation. Other ranchers throughout Northern California have reported wolf sightings near their livestock, or hearing wolf calls. To learn more about what you should do if you suspect depredation of stock on your operatin, see the information below. While CDFW has concluded its public workshop for the California Wolf Management Plan, the Department is still accepting public comment through Feb. 15. Those wishing to submit comments on the Wolf Management Plan may do so at www.wolfconservationplancomments.org.

RECOMMENDED WOLF PROTOCOLS In response to depredation concerns, CDFW has released a “wolf depredation protocol,” available online at: www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/mammals/gray-wolf.

To protect evidence of suspected wolf depredations, CDFW recommending that ranchers: (1) Avoid walking around the area of the depredation; (2) Keep dogs and other animals from disturbing the area; (3) Place a tarp or other protective covering over the carcass: and (4) To preserve tracks, scat and other evidence with jars or cans. Those who suspect wolf depredations should promptly call the CDFW Redding office at (530) 225-2312 and USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services at (530) 336-5623. CCA wants to encourange and remind producers to submit comments on the Wolf Management Plan. Those interested may do so at:

www.wolfconservationplancomments.org.


s e h c n a R d War

10th Annual

Bull Sale

SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2016 1:00 p.m. PST, at the Ranch

Gardnerville, Nevada

PERFORMANCE GENETICS

NEW GUEST CONSIGNORS FOR 2016: Dal Porto Livestock • Rancho Casino

Salers • Salers Optimizer Composites • Angus

Producing Bulls That Meet the Demands of the Industry! Our 2016 sale offering includes many bulls that are safe for use on heifers without sacrificing performance.

To receive a sale book, e-mail: wardranches24@gmail.com

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GARY WARD & FAMILY

Gary Ward (775) 790-6148 Katie Ward (916) 990-4818 P. O. Box 1404, Gardnerville, NV 89410 E-mail: wardranches24@gmail.com Ranch: 1155 Foothill Rd., Gardnerville

Western GE N ET IC S O U R C E”

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Thomas Angus Ranch

OREGON Thomas Angus Spring Bull Sale

Noon • March 8, 2016

at the ranch, Baker City, Oregon Selling: 250+ BULLS &

50 PUREBRED FEMALES sired by: Baldridge Waylon W34, AAR Ten X 7008 SA, GAR Prophet, Connealy Confidence 0100, Connealy Black Granite, PA Power Tool 9108

WYOMING Thomas Angus Spring Bull Sale

12:30p.m. • March 17, 2016 • Yoder, Wyoming Selling: 170 BULLS

140 Pasture-Conditioned Long Yearlings and 30 Calving-Ease Yearlings 10 California Cattleman February 2016


Featuring Sons of These Leading Angus Sires Connealy Confidence 0100

Baldridge Waylon W34

AAR Ten X 7008 SA

GAR Prophet

Thomas Angus Ranch • 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

www.thomasangusranch.com • thomasangus@thomasangusranch.com Darrell L. Wilkes, Genetic Solutions Manager 3883 Hwy 85 • Yoder, WY 82244 Cell: 303-570-9207 • Office: 307-532-BULL • docwilkes4@gmail.com SALE MANAGED BY:

517-546-6374 www.cotton-associates.com

http://www.LiveAuctions.tv 816.392.9241

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Shaw Cattle Co. Production Sale

February 17, 2016 - 12 p.m. (MST)

450 Hereford, Angus & Red Angus Bulls

Hereford AI sires include 755T, Red Bull, Hometown, Tested, Wonder, Peerless & On Target 936.

Angus AI sires include Cash, Substantial, Capitalist, Solution, Bullseye, Consensus & Excitement.

Red Angus AI sires include Pinnacle, Redemption, Conquest & Epic.

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First Season Breeding Guarantee All bulls are born and raised on our ranch. No Cooperators. • SIGHT UNSEEN PURCHASES FULLY GUARANTEED • Family Owned and Operated for over 65 years

Shaw Cattle Co.

22993 Howe Rd. Caldwell, ID 83607 www.shawcattle.com greg@shawcattle.com

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Angus Hereford Red Angus

Greg: (208) 459-3029 Sam: (208) 880-9044 Tucker: (208) 899-0455 The Bull Business Ron Shurtz: (208) 431-3311 February 2016 California Cattleman 13


BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD THE NUMBERS ARE IN: GLOBAL BEEF EXPORT VALUE DROPPED FOR FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS IN 2015 from the staff of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Denver, Colo. The volume of beef traded worldwide edged lower in 2015, despite a huge first half for Australia’s exports and a significant year-over-year gain for New Zealand. For the world’s top 11 beef/beef variety meat exporters, combined 2015 export volume (through September) was 5 percent below the 2014 pace at 5.57 million metric tons (mt). Australia’s exports were expected to decline significantly in 2015 as the country recovered from more than two years of drought-induced liquidation and entered a period of herd rebuilding. But this slowdown did not materialize in the first half of the year, as Australia’s JanuaryJune exports increased 9 percent year-over-year to 738,137 mt. While Australia’s beef production and exports slowed significantly in the second half of the year, export volume through September was still up 4 percent to 1.12 million mt. New Zealand (396,748 mt, +9 percent) was the other major supplier to post a significant year-over-year gain, while exports were slightly higher for Canada, Uruguay and Argentina. However, these increases were more than offset by smaller volumes from Brazil (940,587 mt, -14 percent), India (918,231 mt, -14 percent) and the United States (832,857 mt, -12 percent). Exports were also lower for the European Union and Paraguay. A

common thread among exporters posting smaller volumes in 2015 is lack of direct access to China (although Brazil regained access mid-year) while overall volumes increased for those with access to China. Among major beef import markets, the Greater China region actually took less product in 2015 as smaller imports for Hong Kong offset gains in China. Imports were also lower for Japan, Russia, the European Union, Mexico and Chile, while import volumes increased for the United States, Egypt, South Korea and Canada. From 2009 through 2014, the annual value of global beef exports

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more than doubled to $38 billion. This remarkable run ended in 2015, as export value is projected to decline 7 percent year-over-year, finishing the year at about $35 billion. On a per-unit basis, however, global value held up fairly well compared to other proteins – indicating relatively solid demand and tight supplies.


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IT’S A WIN-WIN

To do business with those looking out for you! Silveus is the exclusive PRF partner of CCA.

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aaron.tattersall@cropins.net Lic #0H15694

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Jerry Baker • 208.739.3449 Samuel Mahler • 208.739.0475

Genetic Excellence Sale Saturday, February 27, 1 p.m. • Vale, Oregon

Selling 140 Long-Yearling Angus Bulls – All HD50K Tested

DOB: 9-26-2014

DOB: 9-21-2014

DOB: 9-13-2014

DOB 10-13-2014

Wilson Total Value 722 x Sitz Upward 307R

BAKER RESOURCE 3893

S A V Resource 1441 x Thomas Total 7983

BAKER WilSOn TOTAl 3885 Wilson Total Value 722 x S A V Pioneer 7301

CED BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $F $B +1 +2.4 +57 +106 +23 +.39 +.75 +46.08 +69.43 +139.80

Raven Power Hitter 1341 x Morgans Direction 111 9901

CED BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $F $B +4 +2.2 +66 +119 +32 +.05 +.82 +67.04 +90.08 +148.81

CED BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $F $B +8 -.9 +65 +107 +22 +.49 +.64 +63.41 +65.84 +122.77

CED BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $F $B +2 +2.6 +68 +114 +33 +.44 +.59 +72.64 +74.09 +134.87

BAKER WilSOn TOTAl 3946

Bulls Sell by These Sires and More... • • • •

S A V Resource 1141 S A V Bruiser 9164 Wilson Total Value 722 S A V Final Answer 0035

• KCF Bennett Performer • OCC Unmistakable 946U • Thomas Ultimate 1891 • Raven Power Hitter 1341

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Kessler Performance 0597 Carter Onward 104 Elkington Finale 0054 Baker Pioneer 2264

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Sale Manager Matt Macfarlane 916.803.3113 530.633.4184

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“Best of the Best”

36 Annual Production Sale th

Monday, February 22, 2016 At the Ranch • Bruneau, Idaho

SPECIAL ATTRACTION: Selling the right to flush your pick of our entire first calf heifers. Numerous daughters of Miles McKee, Stockman, 88X, Trust, Hometown 10Y will be available to flush to the bull of your choice!

Lot 1 - C 092X MILES 5001 ET

240 Lots Sell • 144 Hereford Bulls • 29 Open Hereford Females • 1 Hereford Flush Pick • 66 Angus Bulls

BULLS INCLUDE TWO YEAR OLDS, JUNIOR & SENIOR BULLS COMPLETE PERFORMANCE DATA INCLUDING EPDS, PELVIC & SCROTAL MEASUREMENT, ULTRASOUND & CARACASS DATA

Catalog Available at www.hereford.com Live internet Bidding at

LOT 15 - C MILES 5034 ET

these lots were in Colyer’s 2015 string of pen bulls at Denver! BW 3.6 WW 56 YW 78 MK 35 IMF .06 URE .065 BW 3.6 WW 56 YW 78 MK 35 IMF .06 URE .065

This is a big stout son of Miles McKee who has added This is one of the very best bulls in the 2015 crop. He has been performance and look. If he was not born in December he would a standout all along and has done nothing but get better with be part of our pen of bulls going to Denver. His full brother will age. He was recently named Junior Bull Calf Champion in Reno be one of the more popular bulls in the sale and was a division and will be part of our Denver pen bulls. This bull has so much champion in Reno. This bull will be one of the heaviest in terms look and style but still has a tremendous amount of power and of WDA and is definite top pick. M&G Top 1%. performance. Top 1% Milk and M&G Top 10% REA

Lot 54 - C BLACK HAWK DOWN ET

Lot 85 - C X142 STOCKMAN 5261 ET

BW 4.1 WW 54 YW 84 MK 30 IMF .09 URE .58

BW 3.2 WW 63 YW 94 MK 28 IMF .09 URE .47

This is one of the best combination sires in the sale. He was This calf has been a standout all along and has done nothing but get better. We feel this is one of the best made calves we have named the Junior Bull Calf Champion in Reno. Many customers will appreciate this calf for being not only one of the top bulls in raised in a while. He reminds us a lot of his uncle Miles McKee the sale but also something they can use on nearly all of their with a big square hip and a killer hind leg. He is great fronted cows. This flush was mostly heifers and his sisters were the and has a ton of shape to his rib. His mother is just starting in main attraction at this year’s fall female sale. Top 5% WW and our donor program and this bull calf will be hard to top. He is M&G, Top 15% YLG and CHB one that could go any direciton. And with the maternal side of his pedigree we would expect his daughters to be nothing less than perfect. Top 10% for Milk and REA.

LOT 26 - C 88X RIBEYE 5072

BW 3.3 WW 62 YW 94 MK 28 IMF .08 URE .43

This was the heaviest natural bull calf weaned this season. He is a dark red son of “88X” who made his way to the top cut of bulls. He was in our pen of three in Denver because of his power and performance. His full sister was the top selling heifer in the 2013 fall sale and went on to be Reserve Grand Champion Female in the Junior Show at Denver. Top 5% WW and M&G

Lot 99 - C R98 COPPER 5321 ET

BW 4.8 WW 63 YW 96 MK 24 IMF .17 URE .35

Lot 97 and 99 are out of new sires “120Y” and “R98.” Both these bulls have tons of style and eye appeal. They are great fronted and could produce a killer show heifer. These brothers are the kind that when you get your first calves everyone wants to know what bull they are out of. These would make great sires to clean up a set of cows and get some good looking calves. Plus you have “R98” to back them up. They have a well balanced set of numbers and are in the top 10% for WW and SCR

Lot 60 - C 2052 4003 VIC 5192 ET

Lot 184 - CCC Black Granite 5026

Lot 176 - CCC Big Sky 5003

BW 2.9 WW 56 YW 88 MK 27 IMF .25 URE .45

BW -.7 WW 63 YW 112 MK 28 IMF .43 $B 123.20

BW 1.1 WW 56 YW 97 MK 24 IMF .81 $B 142.08

This will be one of the top picks. He is a son of “4003,” a new sire for us, out of arguably the best “88X” daughter we have. Her genetics have been some of the most popular and will continue to gain respect every year. This bull is extremely long, balanced and blends smooth from end to end. We love his hip structure and added extension to his front third. He will be a member of our pen of three bulls in Denver.

This is a unique bull. He is as muscular as they come with a ton of rib shape and volume.Mother is a first calf heifer with a fabulous udder. Lots of volume and capacity. She is now in our ET donor program. Look at the figures on this bull! Top 10% for CE, BW, WW and YW, top 15% MM, top 25% CW, top 4% REA and top 20%

Guy, Sherry & Katie Colyer (208) 845-2313 Kyle & Bobby Jean Colyer (208) 845-2098

GUY CELL (208) 599-0340 • GUY@HEREFORD.COM KYLE CELL (208) 250-3924

31058 Colyer Road Bruneau, ID 83604 Fax: (208) 845-2314

A top herd sire candidate. His dam has been one of our best and most consistent producers with ABWR of 97, AWWR of 102 and AYWR of 101 on 10 calves. Top 20% WW, top 30% YW, top 25% MARB and $B.


FROM THE SALE RING

A WILD RIDE

REFLECTING ON 2015, FOCUSING ON 2016 by Matt Macfarlane of M3 Marketing As we move well into 2016, the spring sale season is fully upon us. I look back at a very roller coaster year that 2015 presented us as it certainly had its share of ups and downs. The weather was the number one topic of conversation last year and I can only look up and thank the heavens for the much-needed snow pack and rainfall that this El Niño has brought to California and the surrounding states. We have a long road to recovery, but it is a refreshing start compared to the last five or six years. Let’s hope it will be sustained for a few critical years as ground and stock water levels rise to where they need to be. I also hope a few lessons were learned and have spurred some to be better managers and learn how to prepare for and survive during continued drought. The cattle markets certainly took a big swing from January 2015 to December 2015. As a liaison between commercial and seedstock producers, I am constantly asked about the ever-changing fed cattle and feeder markets and the influences on them. For the first couple of weeks of 2016, cattle prices are playing catch up with all the excitement that took place over the holidays as futures have advanced rapidly and fed cattle prices rebounded with sharp gains as feeders have followed. We obviously are still a substantial ways off from January 2015, but way above the average over the last five years and should still be at a profitable level for cow-calf operators. Most feeder cattle auctions are trading $10 to $15 higher, with instances $20 to $25 higher when compared to their last full non-holiday week ending before Christmas. Feeder cattle prices kicked-off the New Year with much optimism as the holiday break and provided an opportunity for fed and feeder cattle to regroup and find some momentum. Beef producers found 2015 to be a year of transition as market psychology went from bullish to bearish as the market turned the corner after a long up-ward trend to the stark reality of a painful and agonizing second half of 2015 that saw prices retreat in dramatic fashion. The market has started to rebound as our producers are putting 2015 behind them in hopes that the December lows hopefully represented the market low. The first full week of 2016 found buyers aggressively bidding on feeder cattle to fill orders as the two-to-threeweek break found feedlots wanting to procure feeders to fill empty pens. As of press time, the most recent Western Video Market sale was on Jan. 7, and feedlots were extremely active and put a slight punch in the market. Packers during the holiday break needed product and paid up on fed cattle during the last week of December as prices rose sharply gaining around $12 on live prices. We should still remain cautious with the uncertainty and volatility that this market has experienced with large moves 18 California Cattleman February 2016

up and down from one week to the next. The Dow Jones Industrial average and broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index were both down 6 percent in MATT MACFARLANE the year’s first full week of trading setting records for the worst start to a calendar year and plunging oil prices have U.S. and European stocks falling sharply lower. But, for the most part the cattle market has showed strength despite bearish economic news. Hopefully as a whole 2016 will be less volatile and have more stability as the cattle markets will make and find adjustments. Heifer replacement retention and purchase has been stymied the last couple months due to the pressure on the feeder cattle market. Our nation’s cowherd had a slight increase in 2015, but the overall trend continues to spike downward over the past three decades. I think this will aid in price recovery as a whole and steady the marketing ship as it rights itself in this correctional period. In regards to the political climate, one thing is certain – it is uncertain. As an industry and a nation, we have some major battles ahead of us. It is extremely important to become involved and be part of the solution not the problem. There are so many issues that affect us as producers, that we need strong and able help in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. I can not express enough how important your support of organizations like the California Cattlemen’s Association are to help fight the problems, issues and people that attack our industry every day on so many levels. Property rights and environmental issues, federal lands, taxation, transportation, cattle markets and international trade, cattle health and well-being are just a few areas that are addressed by the dollars you pay into CCA. Get out and recruit and do not let your neighbor who is not supporting our causes continue a free ride. Because whether you are paying dues or not, you still receive the benefits of the hard work they are doing at 1221 H Street! Finally, I just wanted to thank all of our advertisers for a great 2015. I look forward to 2016 with more enthusiasm in helping with your marketing more than ever. What a great industry we live in to be able to do what we do. As I travel over the Northwest this spring, I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones along the way. As we continue to grow this publication into Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Nevada, the response has been tremendous. We look forward to continued growth in readership and advertising in this region in the future. Thanks again and as always please contact me if you ever have any questions, concerns or need any information. I will be looking at a lot of bulls this spring and would be happy to help you with your genetic selections.


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Tehama County Recognizes Cattleman, Cowbelle Of the YEar Year. Nicholson co-founded Water For Life, a non-profit Members of the local cattle industry gathered Saturday, Jan. 9, to honor the Tehama County Cattlemen’s organization that protects agricultural water rights through Association Man of the Year, Tehama County working on legislation, public relations and political work, CattleWomen Cowbelle of the Year and scholarship with Ambrose McAuliffe in 1990. recipients from both organizations at the 64th annual Winter Amen and Tehama County CattleWomen President Dinner at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff. Linda Borror introduced 2015 Cowbelle of the Year th The event served as the 13 annual Agricultural Charlene Priest, who was awarded her title in November at Scholarship Fundraiser with both silent and live auctions the annual CCA & CCW Convention in Sparks, Nev. presided over by Justin Niesen. John Gentry served as the evening’s master of ceremonies. A prime rib dinner was prepared by Vic Woolery and served to 329 people. The two organizations raised about $21,500 through the auctions. Scholarships are in two categories with some scholarships for those pursuing an education that is in the field of agriculture and some scholarships for local families in the agriculture industry. Cattlemen recipients included: Bailey Brownfield, Will Macdonald, Abigail Brown, Zack Pritchard, Savanna Miller and Emily Andreini. CattleWomen recipients included: Emily Andreini, Corey Carpenter, Savannah Miller, Jase Northrup, Stacy Stroing, Jessica Macdonald and Zakry Stroing. 2014-2015 Tehama County Cattlemen President Steve McCarthy handed over the reigns to incoming president Chad Amen. Cattleman Wally Roney announced the selection of Roger Nicholson, a cattlemen in Tehama and Shasta Pictured (L to R) are: Assemblymember Jim Nielsen (R-Biggs), Roger counties and Klamath Basin, Oregon whose family has Nicholson and Charlene Priest. been in the business since 1890, as the 2015 Man of the

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PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER Not Out Of The Woods drought preparation still on forefront by Dan Macon, assistant rangelands specialist, University of California, Davis, Plant Sciences Department Drought is nothing new for ranchers; in fact, ranchers largely depend on dryland grazing and are among the first impacted by drought. Over 90 percent of California has endured severe to exceptional drought since 2012. Given the extent and severity of the current drought, we are interviewing livestock producers to learn more about the real impacts of this drought on their operations. Funded by the Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment, the Drought Impacts on California Ranches Survey is a collaboration between the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), UC Cooperative Extension, the California Cattlemen’s Association and the California Wool Growers Association. Telephone surveys will be conducted with ranchers to examine drought management strategies, economic and ecological impacts and drought adaptation and recovery strategies resulting from one of our most severe droughts on record. This project will compile the collective expertise of experienced ranchers on effective drought planning and strategies for recovery. Real-world economic, social and ecological impacts of drought will be quantified to better inform future drought planning and policies. And an online California Ranch Drought Hub that integrates existing research and outreach resources with survey information will be developed. During the coming months, approximately 200 interviews with cattle, sheep and meat/fiber goat producers will be conducted. If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to participate, please contact Dan Macon (dmacon@ucdavis.edu; (530) 889-7324), Leslie Roche (lmroche@ucdavis.edu; (530) 752-5583), or Tracy Schohr (tkschohr@ucdavis.edu; (530) 754-8766). In the meantime, it’s raining outside as I write this article - which is the perfect time to do some drought and other weather-focused planning! Unlike most weather events, we don’t know when a drought is coming - and we don’t know when this one will end. Given the lack of precipitation and impacts to forage production that most of us have experienced since 2012, most of us who are in the rangeland livestock business have already implemented much of our drought strategies. That said, here are few things to think about for the coming winter and spring:

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• If heavy, El Nino-influenced rains materialize, be sure to clear culverts and repair water bars on ranch roads. We haven’t had to deal with much run-off in the last four years; some of these drainages may be blocked. • In California, our droughts are often broken by extreme rain events and flooding. Do you have a plan for coping with flooding should it occur on your ranch? • If we get rapid grass growth and extended cloudy periods in the winter and early spring, watch for signs of grass tetany. Symptoms include nervousness, staggering gait, muscle convulsions and even death. Grass tetany is caused by low levels of Mg in forages. Talk to your veterinarian about prevention and treatment. • After multiple dry years, invasive weeds may become more problematic. Consider all of the tools available to you to control problem weeds – herbicide applications, targeted grazing, mechanical treatment and controlled burning can be used to target specific invasive weeds. • Even though it’s raining now, the past several years have shown us that the precipitation can turn off as quickly as it turns on. Be thinking about your response in case the winter and spring months turn dry again. Is your ranch stocked appropriately for this possibility? If not, what are the least costly short-term steps you could take to address a continuation of the drought? • If we get average or (dare I say) above average rainfall and forage production this spring, do you have a plan for utilizing this extra grass? Perhaps the best plan is to stockpile this additional forage for next fall! • If you sold breeding animals during the drought, have you talked to your tax advisor or accountant about the tax consequences? For more information on drought planning, go to http://rangelands.ucdavis.edu/research/managing-fordrought/. Also be sure to join the Farmer-Rancher Drought Forum on Facebook! This Facebook group is limited to farmers, ranchers and agricultural professions and is designed to provide an opportunity for all of us to discuss drought management strategies – and to commiserate about the drought. In the meantime, enjoy the rain!


Committed to Providing the Best For Over 50 Years! Tuesday, February 16, 2016

At the ranch, near Milton-Freewater, Oregon 130 Fall & Spring Yearlings & Two-Year-Old Bulls Sell

BULL SALE

Sired by: Kesslers 100 X 3520 • Connealy Black Granite • A A R Ten X 7008 S A • VAR Reserve 1111 • Boyd Forword 6025 • Kesslers Frontman R001 • Connealy Shrek 4242

Kesslers Priority 5042 • Reg. No.18237642

CED BW WW YW +8 +.1 +63 +112

CW Marb RE $B I+38 I+.85 I+.68 +142.54

Kesslers Resource 5085 • Reg. No.18237655 CW +28

Marb +.48

RE $B +.69 +104.73

CW I+31

Marb RE $B I+.80 I+.51 +120.34

Kesslers Legacy 5093 • Reg. No.18237659

CED BW WW YW +10 -.8 +63 +117

CW +47

Marb +1.06

RE $B +.86 +163.22

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For intramuscular and subcutaneous use in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle only. BRIEF SUMMARY (For full Prescribing Information, see package insert.) INDICATIONS: Norfenicol is indicated for treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni, and for the treatment of foot rot. Also, it is indicated for control of respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing BRD associated with M.haemolytica, P. multocida, and H. somni. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use in animals that have shown hypersensitivity to florfenicol. NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Can be irritating to skin and eyes. Avoid direct contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. In case of accidental eye exposure, flush with water for 15 minutes. In case of accidental skin exposure, wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. Consult physician if irritation persists. Accidental injection of this product may cause local irritation. Consult physician immediately. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk about Norfenicol with your veterinarian. For customer service, adverse effects reporting, or to obtain a copy of the MSDS or FDA-approved package insert, call 1-866-591-5777. PRECAUTIONS: Not for use in animals intended for breeding. Effects on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined. Intramuscular injection may result in local tissue reaction which persists beyond 28 days. This may result in trim loss at slaughter. Tissue reaction at injection sites other than the neck is likely to be more severe. RESIDUE WARNINGS: Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 28 days of the last intramuscular treatment. Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 33 days of subcutaneous treatment. Not approved for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows as such use may cause drug residues in milk and/or in calves born to these cows. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. ADVERSE REACTIONS: Inappetence, decreased water consumption, or diarrhea may occur transiently. Manufactured by: Norbrook Laboratories Limited, Newry, BT35 6PU, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The Norbrook logos and Norfenicol ® are registered trademarks of Norbrook Laboratories Limited.


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RANGELAND TRUST TALK

THE PERMANENCY OF THE CONSERVATION TAX INCENTIVE by California Rangeland Trust Communiations Director Jessica Kong “Had I known it would take 16 years I probably wouldn’t have done it,” said Rock Ringling of Montana Land Reliance and President of the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts (PORT). But conservation-minded ranchers across the country are glad he did. It’s what Land Trust Alliance President Rand Wentworth called “[…] the single greatest legislative action in decades to support land conservation.” It’s the permanent extension of Rock Ringling and fellow Montanan Bill Long’s brainchild, the Enhanced Easement Incentive Act. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act passed on Dec. 18, 2015, making the Enhanced Easement Incentive Act a permanent part of the tax code. Prior to the passing of the Enhanced Easement Incentive Act in 2006, landrich, cash-poor ranchers could never make enough deductions to realize the full value of their donation. That’s where Ringling and Long came in. The tax incentives they proposed would help qualified ranchers to recover their donation value so that placing an easement on their ranches, if it worked for their family, would make business sense as well as heart sense. “Ranchers and ranch land trusts scored a major victory in working together to secure permanency for this tax incentive,” said Bethany Erb, Western Advocacy and Outreach Manager at Land Trust Alliance. “We no longer have to worry about Congress renewing it every one or two years. Landowners now have the assurance they need to make their long-term estate plans. State cattlemen’s associations and NCBA have long helped us make an effective case to Congress. And this year, that case was won.” The PATH Act allows ranchers to deduct up to 100 percent of their adjusted gross income for up to 16 years, or until the full value of their donation is recouped, whichever occurred first. While those with significant positive cash flow have always been able to regain the lost value of a donated conservation easement, it only became a viable option for ranchers in 2006. Other landowners benefit from this legislation as well. For donations of land not in agriculture production, allowed deductions are up to 50 percent over 15 years. Bargain sales are included as well so that landowners can deduct the difference between the appraised value of the conservation easement and sale price should they choose to sell at a “bargain.” As a result of the original Act in 2006, donations of conservation easements immediately increased 33 percent. Over two million acres across the country were conserved because of this legislation. But the incentive has been in a constant state of flux, continually expiring and being renewed. Because donating an easement can take the better part of a year or more, the

The conservation easement on the San Lucas Ranch, donated to California Rangeland Trust, preserves over 1,500 acres of scenic vistas and wildlife habitat in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. 28 California Cattleman February 2016

process was filled with uncertainty. Now that the incentive is permanent, ranchers have a clear-cut decision making mechanism in place. The recent passage and permanence of the tax incentive was largely due to the tireless lobbying efforts of the Land Trust Alliance which represents more than 1,100 member land trusts and five million members. Individual land trusts, conservation groups, sportsmen’s associations, historical preservation societies and cattlemen’s associations joined forces to put pressure on their elected representatives as well. In addition, PORT, whose members hold more than 1,283 conservation easements on nearly 2.2 million acres, was heavily involved. PORT is composed of seven cattlemen’s land trusts, including the California Rangeland Trust, that are affiliated with their state’s livestock associations. The unique agricultural perspective of PORT member land trusts assures ranchers that their goals are not only understood, but are shared by the land trust with whom they partner. According to Nita Vail, chief executive officer of the California Rangeland Trust and PORT Vice President, 61,395 acres of rangeland under conservation easements have been donated to the California Rangeland Trust as a direct result of the Enhanced Easement Incentive Act since 2006. When President Obama signed PATH into law on Dec. 18, 2015, conservation tax incentives became permanent as well as retroactive to Jan.1, 2015. Justin Oldfield, vice president of government affairs for the California Cattlemen’s Association said, “The strong bipartisan support given by the majority of California’s congressional delegation to the tax relief package that was part of the recent Omnibus legislation is a testament to the lobbying efforts of CCA and California Rangeland Trust in both chambers of Congress. The tax relief package included multiple provisions that benefit ranchers, including the conservation tax incentive and permanently extending Section 179 deductions. Section 179 allows farmers and ranchers to take a full If you believe that a deduction on certain conservation easement may equipment and be a good fiscal management property purchases tool for your ranch, contact in a given year the California Rangeland without depreciating Trust (CRT). CRT works the equipment or with ranchers, their tax property over a long advisors, and legal counsel period of time.”

to place conservation easements on their ranches, helping ranchers keep their land.

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March 12, 2016 11AM

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bvd protection remains critical among pregnant cattle Providing the highest level of protection against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) viruses is critical, especially for pregnant cattle. Unprotected cows exposed to BVD Types 1 and 2 viruses may experience pregnancy loss or the delivery of weak or BVD persistently-infected (PI) calves. To help producers further protect the cow herd, BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP® 5 and BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP 5 HB products, recently earned an additional label claim from the U.S. Department of Agriculture against fetal infection caused by (BVD) Types 1 and 2 viruses. “With the value of calves in today’s market, helping protect every pregnancy has become even more important for cattle producers. The additional label claim against BVD fetal infection assures producers that our BOVI-SHIELD product can help protect the pregnancy through

the critical stages of gestation, which is a benefit for cattle producers,” said Nathan Voris, DVM, Senior Marketing Manager, Cattle Vaccines with Zoetis. “Continued innovations in Zoetis reproductive vaccines help keep the cow herd healthier. Healthy pregnancies lead to healthy calves and ultimately, an improved bottom line for producers.” Combined with the current label claims to prevent PI calves caused by BVD Types 1 and 2 viruses, and to aid in the prevention of abortion caused by IBR virus, the BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP® 5 and BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP 5 HB product lines have the highest level of fetal protection of any reproductive vaccine available to cow-calf producers. “This level of fetal protection helps maximize the reproductive potential of your cows, helping to ensure a healthy productive calf every year,” Voris added. “I recommend

producers work with their veterinarian to identify the right vaccine for the challenges on their operation. Selecting vaccines with the strongest label claims can help protect the herd from diseases that can harm the bottom line.” Zoetis also offers a Fetal Protection Guarantee when BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP 5, BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP 5 HB, CATTLEMASTER GOLD FP® and PREGGUARD GOLD FP® 10 vaccines are used in herds according to label directions. It guarantees 100 percent of calves are born free from BVD persistent infection and the herd is protected against IBR abortion. To learn more about the BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP 5 and BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP 5 HB product lines. For more inforamtion, contact your veterinarian, Zoetis representative, or simply visit www. CattleReproVaccines.com.

30 York Ranches Angus Yearling Bulls Available this Spring!

Loaded with calving ease, maternal, carcass traits and performance

CONNEALY HOOVER DAMCONFIDENCE 0100 BW

WW

-3.1

48

YW 89

SC -.94

MK +15

MB +.31

Offering includes sons of these Elite A.I. Sires!

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035

$B

BW

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MB

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+80.51

-1.4

60

102

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Call Russ Now to come inspect the bulls and make a selection! PO Box 18, Alturas, CA 96101 TERRY & TODD YORK, OWNERS • RUSS DAVIS, MANAGER (530) 233-4538 office • (530) 708-0487 cell 30 California Cattleman February 2016


Spring Western Classic Sale March 14, 2016 Selling 120 Long Aged Red Angus Bulls

Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass Traits

Symons Development Center • Madras, Oregon • 1 PM PST

A Sample of the Superior Outcross Bulls Selling in this Power Packed Event 16 sons of PAR Prime Time 001Z ID

HERD

GRID

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

ME

HPG

C104

150

54

5

-2.4

85

128

19

4

11

Prime Time x Alliance x Charismatic • Combining three of the best carcass bulls in the breed!

C112

107

54

6

-2.1

83

124

21

7

7

CEM STAY

MB

YG

CW

0.1

42

0.26 0.01

2 11 0.94 0.11

40

0.14 0.01

2 15 1.02

Prime Time x Conquest x Logan 210 • 5 full sibs sell! • These Prime Time Herd bull prospects come from the Abigrace cow family!

C157

112

53

5

-1.6

85

127

22

8

12

3 11 0.88 0.05

Prime Time x Packer x No Equal • This superior growth bull comes from the Larson Gwendolyn cow family!

C134

123

54

4

-2

83

131

24

7

10

0 13 0.89 0.15

RE

FT

42

0.34 0.01

45

0.33 0.04

Prime Time x Revelation x Cheyenne • Highest combination of weaning weight and yearling weight in the sale!

PAR Prime Time 001Z • #1525587

HB 118, GM 55, CED 5, BW -2.8, WW 95, YW 140, MK 18, MARB 1.13 YG 0.15, CW 48, REA 0.31

10 sons of Dunn Drought Breaker A510 ID

HERD

GRID

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

ME

HPG

C115

152

54

4

-1.2

73

118

22

6

14

Drought Breaker x EXT x Major League • Look at Stayability and Marbling in this prospect.

C159

151

54

9

-3.4

69

109

27

2

8

CEM STAY

MB

YG

151

54

9

-3.4

Drought Breaker x Conquest x Romero • Full sib to C159

C164

157

52

6

-1

RE

FT

38

0.34 -0.01

4 15 0.88 0.04

29

0.22

0

29

0.22

0

Drought Breaker x Conquest x Romero • Calving Ease with the right combination of maternal and carcass.

C161

CW

6 15 0.93 0.01

69

109

27

2

8

4 15 0.88 0.04

72

113

22

3

12

6 15 0.62 -0.01 36

0.36 -0.01

Drought Breaker x Norseman King x Basin Hobo • A very balanced package of EPD's and phenotype.

10 sons of Hard Drive & Night Calver ID

HERD

GRID

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

ME

HPG

C103

144

53

6

-2.2

77

119

19

3

13

Hard Drive x Masterpiece x Pot of Gold • Hard Drive son with balanced growth and carcass.

Dunn Drought Breaker A510 • #1610004

HB 157, GM 55, CED 4, BW -1.6, WW 77, YW 122, MK 24, MARB 1.14 YG 0.02, CW 40, REA 0.29

C105

127

52

6

-1.1

73

111

21

7

13

CEM STAY

RE

FT

3 14 0.68 -0.01 37

MB

YG

0.45

0

2 13 0.67

34

0.45 0.01

0

Hard Drive x BC Landmark x BC Caruso • Big Time Herd Sire Prospect with great growth and carcass.

C113

166

52

11

-5

61

99

25

Night Calver x Conquest x No Equal • Stacked for Calving Ease and Stayability!

C142

166

52

6

-5.1

57

90

24

CW

5

9

4 16 0.57 0.01

22

0.24 0.01

4

13

2 17 0.55 -0.01 16

0.47 0.04

Night Calver x Major League x Basin Hobo • Look at the Calving Ease, Stayability and REA in this prospect.

6 Right Kind sons sell ID

HERD

GRID

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

ME

HPG

C109

162

50

11

-2.7

58

88

19

0

11

CEM STAY

Right Kind x Julian 1W x BC Cher Pine • Calving Ease, Stayability and Marbling in this herd sire prospect!

C152

167

51

11

-2.5

58

90

21

-5

Right Kind x Destination x Julian B571 • Calving Ease and very balanced carcass EPD's.

C102

151

52

7

-2.1

66

103

21

0

MB

YG

6 15 0.52 0.01

14

11 13

0.6

0

11

7 14 0.57 0.01

CW

RE

FT

18

0.12

0

20

0.26 0.01

28

0.24

0

Right Kind x Montana X44 x Grid Master • Balance, balance, balance!

BUF Right Kind U199 • #1260155

HB 183, GM 52, CED 13, BW -3.4, WW 57, YW 94, MK 23, MARB 0.80 YG 0.08, CW 21, REA 0.10

Along with outstanding sons of Right Kind 315, Take Over and Prospect

Everett Flikkema: 406.580.2186 Jack Vollstedt: 818.535.4034

vfredangus.com Terrebonne, Oregon

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BoehRinger Ingelheim and Sanofi’s Merial make Business Swap Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim announced in mid-December that the companies have entered into exclusive negotiations to swap businesses. The proposed transaction would consist of an exchange of Sanofi animal health business (“Merial”) with Boehringer Ingelheim consumer healthcare (CHC). Boehringer Ingelheim CHC business in China would be excluded from the transaction. The transaction would also include a gross cash payment from Boehringer Ingelheim to Sanofi. The transaction would allow Sanofi to become the No. 1-ranked player in CHC and a global market share close to 4.6 percent. Sales of Boehringer Ingelheim CHC business (excluding China) is highly complementary with that of Sanofi CHC, both in terms of products and geographies. Boehringer Ingelheim CHC would improve the position of Sanofi in Germany and Japan where Sanofi CHC presence is limited, and expand Sanofi presence in its priority categories. Sanofi

would gain access to iconic brands in Antispasmodics, Gastrointestinal, VMS and Analgesics, and attain critical mass in cough & cold. Sanofi CHC business in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Eurasia would also expand significantly, giving it multiple leadership postions in key countries and/or on key product categories. The animal health industry is a very attractive industry in terms of innovation, growth potential and profitability. Combining Merial’s and Boehringer Ingelheim’s complementary strengths would create the second largest player in the global animal health market with the ability to compete for global market leadership. The combined portfolios and technology platforms in anti-parasitics, vaccines and pharmaceutical specialities would place the combined company in the key growth segments of the industry. The species portfolios are highly complementary building on Merial’s expertise in companion animals and

poultry and BI’s expertise in swine. “In entering into exclusive negotiations with Boehringer Ingelheim, we have acted swiftly to meet one of the key strategic objectives of our roadmap 2020, namely to build competitive positions in areas where we can achieve leadership,” said Sanofit Chief Executive Officer Oliver Brandicourt, MD. While the exchange would benefit the human health portfolios of both companies, the animal health implications are also significant, according to Boehringer Ingelheim Board Chairman Andreas Barner, Ph.D. The execution of definitive agreements is expected in the coming months following consultations with the relevant social bodies. Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi’s goal currently is to close the potential transaction in the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals.

TEHAMA ANGUS Ranch A program and the people committed to customer success

2016 Spring Internet Bull Sale

- 40 Bulls Sell All bulls will be:

-Ranch Raised -Performance Tested For 120 Days -Have Genomic Enhanced EPD’s with HD 50K -Tested BVD-PI Negative -First Breeding Season Guarantee -Backed by over 70 years of Tehama Genetics

Live Close on March 18 at 5 P.M. on Call or write today for a sale catalog

Ranch: (530) 385-1570 • Bryce Borror (530) 526-9404 www.TehamaAngus.com • tehamaranch@gmail.com

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V-A-LCharolais “Just Quality” Bull Sale

February 16 • 1 p.m. • Nyssa, Oregon Offering 100+ Quality Charolais and 30+ Red Factor Bulls

KEYS CLYDE 118Y

LT LEDGER 0332P

Bulls from these TOP herdsires sell! –whatever Your Taste, we’ve got your flavor –

Each of these champion steers was sired by A V-A-L Charolais bull!

V-A-L CHAROLAIS WELCOMES BACK THESE REPUTABLE BREEDERS TO THE “JUST QUALITY” BULL SALE

ROMANS ANGUS & BRANGUS ANTHONY ANGUS, CASEY ANTHONY (541) 473-3822• (541) 212-1790 (541) 881-9599 • wcanthony@gmail.com

HARLAN & KENDALEE GARNER (541) 372-5025 • (208) 573-4133 (541) 212-8798


bulls for the 21st century

Workshop > Social > Sale march 12 and 13, 2016

CommerCial Cattlemen are intelligent, DemanDing, informeD, Progressive anD Deserve to Know everything Possible about the bulls they PurChase

snyder livestock has the complete bull test sale: sunday, march 13 Tri-Tip lunch: noon • video sale: 1 p.m.

Evaluation Includes

THD ©

Fertility of Bull and Dam Weaning Performance Gain on Test Carcass Ultrasound Information Feed Efficiency Data Conformation Evaluation Muscling Evaluation

the SnYder familY believeS in Supporting You and Your operation. theY invite You to maKe time to get off Your horSe before You no longer need a horSe.

Tending to Business Workshop & Seminar

Nationally recognized agribusiness presenter Jolene Brown, along with 10 Snyder business partners – attorneys, bankers, insurance representatives, tax professionals and more – will headline the program on Sat., March 12. Certified Financial Planner™ K.C. Krichbaum of Northpointe Insurance will present Ideas for attracting and retaining employees, planning for business succession, managing short-term cash, building and protecting personal wealth, as well as managing business and personal taxes. The event at the Snyder Livestock Sale Barn is free and includes a catered Mexican food lunch. Yerington Rotary Club’s Long-on-Beef Hors’ douvres will be served following awards and speakers at the annual Bull Buyers’ Social, which begins at 4:30 p.m., at the Catholic Center, Yerington, Nev.

Join Us the 2 nd Weekend in March Yerington, nevada

information, event schedule & sale books:

775-463-2677 • www.slcnv.com K.C. KriChbaum

Funded in part by grants From the City oF yerington and Lyon County room tax boards

THD ©

jolene brown


Gudel Cattle Company Bringing you a dozen bulls from Breed-Leading sires LOT # 6089 6090 6091

Connealy Confidence 0100

Selling 3 standout sons!

SIRE AAR TEN X 7008 SA SAV FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY FINAL SOLUTION

CED +13 +15 +1

6092

CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100

+16

-1.9

54

92

6093 6094 6095 6096 6097 6098 6099 6100

CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 CONNEALY THUNDER CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 DAMERON FIRST IMPRESSION CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229

+6 -4 +18 +5 +9 +4 +5 +11

+1.7 +3.8 -2.0 +1.3 +.5 +1.8 +1.0 +.1

56 58 48 43 41 39 52 48

100 102 91 78 74 75 99 83

WW 53 67 62

YW 101 117 107

SC +1.63 +1.27 +.42 -.33

MK MB RE FAT $B +21 +.81 +.80 +.011 +137.63 +31 +.62 +.52 +.063 +113.94 +25 +.48 +.87 -.024 +115.24 +23 +.35 +.67 +.079

+85.86

+.27 +22 +.59 +.89 +.044 +117.93 +.81 +31 +.08 +.78 -.026 +118.92 +.13 +18 +.43 +.85 +.060 +102.23 +1.07 +23 +.60 +.51 +.051 +81.59 +.90 +30 +.65 +.67 -.027 +117.46 +1.13 +30 +.39 +.51 +.001 +101.52 +.83 +33 +.12 +.25 +.027 +59.11 -1.47 +25 +.66 +.07 +.075 +95.80

From Carcass Quality to Calving-Ease, we have something for every Commercial CAttleman’s needs!

VIDEOS OF SALE BULLS AVAILABLE MARCH 1 AT WWW.GUDELCATTLECOMPANY.COM

FREE DELIVERY OF BULLS TO CALIFORNIA!

Jorgensen Ranch 11 Quality-across-the-board Charolais Bulls on Test

• BIG PERFORMANCE • • EXTREME VALUE • MODEST BIRTHWEIGHTS •

KRIS, CASEY, GENTRY & KADE GUDEL

PO BOX 591, WILTON CA 95693 • (916) 208-7258 GUDELCATTLECOMPANY@GMAIL.COM WWW.GUDELCATTLECOMPANY.COM

4 Red Angus Bulls From Phillips Ranch Calving Ease • Performance • Carcass QUALITY BULLS FOR COMMERICAL CATTLEMEN YEAR AFTER YEAR Lot # 6618 6619 6620 6621

LT BLUE VALUE 7903 ET

SELLING SONS OF:

LT BLUEGRASS 4017 • LT BLUE VALUE 7903 ET LT UNLIMITES EASE 9108 • VPI FREE LUNCH 708T

Jorgensen Fred & Toni Jorgensen 865.7102 • 209.602.8130 Ranch 25884530.Moller Ave. • Orland, CA 95963 .

BW -1.8 -3.0 +2.4

BW -1.0 -2.3 -2.3 -3.5

WW 62 62 59 53

YW 93 95 92 82

MILK 20 23 21 22

MARB RE .51 0.0 .59 .09 .48 -.03 .51 -.08

FAT -.02 .01 .01 0.0

Known for reliable, low-birthweight carcass bulls Don’t miss out on this year’s exceptional offering!

Phillps Ranch Red Angus

Cecil Felkins • (209) 274-4338 550 Buena Vista Rd. Ione, CA 95640 February 2016 California Cattleman 35


10ONETOP BULLS POWERFUL PROGRAM

MORE OF THE GREATS

5 CALVING-EASE • 5 GROWTH & POWER

2 FALLS & 12 SPRING ANGUS BULLS

SELLING SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Featuring 3 sons and a full brother of 2013 “Bulls for the 21st Century” Champion & Genex A.I. Sire, Trotter’s Stronghold (pictured)

Featuring 3 bulls from this top lookout son! SIRE: B C LOOKOUT 7024 MGS: S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004

Hone

Sedgwicks outlaw 583w

RED ANGUS

WW

YW

SC

+1.3

58

91

+.45

RE

FAT

MK

MB

+20

+.64

+.33 -.036

$B +116.37

Leadore Retail Value A89 • Granger Pioneer 052

LANA TROTTER

(661) 548-6652 • (661) 330-4617 lanaj548@gmail.com RT 4 Box 206A • Porterville, CA 93257

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BW

+8

Also offering sons of these impressive sires:

ALSO OFFERING 6 BULLS SIRED BY: ANDRAS FUSION R236 ALL BULLS AHL ABOUT TIME 1134 HD50K TESTED! BECTON EPIC R397K

TROTTER

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CHARLIE HONE PO Box 1956 Minden, NV 89423

(775) 782-4571

honeranch@nanosecond.com


THORENFELDT LAND & CATTLE CO.

THE 2015 TOP CONSIGNOR AT “BULLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY” IS OFFERING AN IMPRESSIVE SET OF BULLS IN 2016! 2016 offering includes sons of the industy’s most prominent A.I. sires!

CONNEALY BLACK GRANITE

8 SONS IN SALE!

Also offering sons of: S A V PIONEER 7301 – 2 SONS IN SALE! A A R TEN X 7008 S A – 2 SONS IN SALE! 2 BAR DEAF SMITH – 4 SONS IN SALE! G A R PROPHET – 2 SONS IN SALE!

V A R GENERATION 2100

8 SONS IN SALE!

2016 offering has something for all producers... Calving-Ease, maternal bulls High-Growth, carcass bulls All-Around performance bulls

SITZ TOP PRODUCT 709A

6 SONS IN SALE!

Thorenfeldt Land & Cattle Co. 40639 Hwy 20 East • Burns, OR 97730

David Holden • (530) 736-0727 e-mail: wstwind@hotmail.com

Bo Thorenfeldt • 650-333-0594 e-mail: bothorenfeldt@gmail.com February 2016 California Cattleman 37


Good News:

Dietary Guidelines Keep Meat on the Menu by Jill Scofield, director of producer relations, California Beef Council

I

n early January, the much-anticipated 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA. Following years of planning, research and discussions with nutritionists and medical professionals, the final guidelines affirmed the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirmed that Americans are, on average, consuming meat, including beef, at levels consistent with the guidelines. Overall, the message is a good one for beef-lovers: Americans can feel good about balancing their diet with beef. The Dietary Guidelines, which can play a key role in helping people build healthier diets, emphasize the importance of choosing healthy dietary patterns. The California Beef Council (CBC) and national Beef

Checkoff program continue to focus on helping people understand that beef can play a very important role in a healthy diet, with the dietary guidelines being just one piece of that conversation. “The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have a lot of good news for our industry,” states James Winstead, RDN and Director of Food and Nutrition Outreach for the CBC. “In addition to including lean beef as an optimal protein Americans should include in their diets, the guidelines also emphasize the importance of healthy eating as a whole. However, it’s important to remember that guidelines are just that – guidelines. They are not one-size-fits-all prescriptions. For the CBC, educating both consumers and nutrition experts about the role beef can play in a healthy dietary pattern continues to be a priority.” One thing the DGA acknowledge is that Americans have different dietary needs, and they can vary widely based on factors such as age, gender, and level of physical THE BEEF CHECKOFF’S ROLE IN THE activity. They also note that healthy dietary patterns can DIETARY GUIDELINES PROCESS be flexible in terms of carbohydrate, protein and fat intake, and suggest that some people may benefit from reliable businessconsuming partner is higher levels of protein Terry Cotton, because of its positive Leading up to the release of the guidelines,Athe difficult to come by. At the Regional Manager role in weight management, healthy aging and disease Beef Checkoff submitted published scientific ® American Angus Association , prevention. evidence on the role of beef in human health, for of skilled Regional 3201 Frederick Avenue a team Another key take-away messageSt.isJoseph, that MO the 64506 new the participating agencies involved in approving Managers can guide your 816.390.3227 Dietary Guidelines also recommend Americans choose operation toward success. the guidelines to consider as they developed tcotton@angusjournal.com lean proteins, including lean beef, which is a wholesome, the DGA. The Checkoff submitted 12 sets of nutrient-rich food that helps us get Arizona back to the basics of Contact Terry Cotton to comments as part of the public comment process healthy locate Angus genetics, selecteating. California and oral testimony to provide the DGAC with marketing options tailored Nevada the latest peer-reviewed research on beef ’s torole Utah your needs, and to access in health. Throughout the process, the Beef Association programs and services. Put the business Checkoff also reached out to numerous leading breed to work for you. nutrition experts to keep them informed about the science that supports beef ’s role in a healthy The call CBC, along with the national Beef Checkoff, will To subscribe to the Angus Journal, diet and provide them with resources to help 816.383.5200. Watch continue The Angus Report to onprovide nutritional meal solutions, relevant people build healthy diets with beef and meet theMonday mornings RFD-TV at 7:30 CST. 3201 Frederick • St. Joseph, MO 64506 health information, and tips for howAve. beef supports a goals of the current DGA. 816.383.5100 • www.ANGUS.org © 2013-2014 American Angus Association ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 40

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS.

Promoting Beef as Part of a Healthy, Balanced Diet

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 healthy diet. As just one small example, currently airing in the greater Sacramento media market through the end of February are radio ads featuring CBCs Registered Dietitian, James Winstead, reminding listeners of just how healthful beef is. You too may get questions from neighbors, friends or consumers about beef ’s nutritional information. One helpful message to help reassure people that the delicious beef they love is also a key component of a healthy, balanced diet is that a 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides several essential nutrients in about 150 calories – including many nutrients like high-quality protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins that are critical for development and optimal health throughout life. Another thing to keep in mind is that, as stated in the dietary guidelines, lean beef is a nutrient-rich food, which is one reason why health professionals have recommended lean beef for decades. People who enjoy beef can easily add a variety of lean beef cuts to their diet. There are 38 cuts of beef that now meet government guidelines for lean, including some of America’s favorite cuts like sirloin steak and lean ground beef. It can also be helpful, and eye-opening, to point out the high-quality nutrients beef provides when compared with other foods. For example: • It would take 7.5 servings of skinless chicken breast (a total of 1,050 calories) to get the same amount of

Vitamin B12 as is in a 3-ounce serving of lean beef with 154 calories. • It would also take 13.5 servings of salmon, with 2,363 calories, to get the zinc content that’s in 3 ounces of lean beef. • What’s more, it would take 6.5 cups of raw spinach to get the amount of vitamin B6 in 3 ounces of lean beef. That’s a lot of green!

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR CHECKOFF AND BEEF NUTRITION There are a variety of helpful tools to keep you informed of both Checkoff and CBC-related activities, and offer insight on beef nutrition: • Visit us at www.calbeef.org, or sign-up for a monthly Checkoff update by e-mailing jill@ calbeef.org. • Check out Beefitswhatsfordinner.com, which features a robust section on beef nutrition. • E-mail the CBC’s Registered DietitianNutritionist at james@calbeef.org with your beef nutrition questions.

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Spring Cove Ranch The Butler Family has been committed to raising functional Angus cattle with the needs of the commercial cattleman in mind for over 97 years. If you’re looking for Angus bulls & females bred and fed to work in tough environments whose progeny will “MEAT” CAB specifications join us on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:00 PM MST at Spring Cove Ranch in Bliss, Idaho

For sale books call or email Art or Stacy Butler at 208-352-4332 at info@springcoveranch.com www.springcoveranch.com Find us on Facebook Angus since 1919

Selling sons of Basin Payweight 1682

Selling sons of Sitz Longevity 556Z

CED+8 BEPD+.4 WEPD+70 YEPD+123 MEPD+20 CW+69 Marb+.93 Rib+.66 SC+1.12 $W+72.45 $F+97.29 $B+190.64 Low birth with $W top 10% , $F top 2%, & $B top 1%

Selling the 1st progeny of Sackmann Chief 325

Reg #17551876 Sire: S Chisum 6175 CED+5 BEPD +1.6 WEPD+66 YEPD+113 MEPD+21 SC +.14 CW+43 Marb+.48 Rib+.54 $W+74.22 $F+67.82 $B+126.95 Outcross performance genetics & $W top 5%

CED+6 BEPD-.3 WEPD+62 YEPD+115 MEPD+28 CW+18 Marb+.57 Rib+.36 SC+1.25 $W+74.17 $F+77.55 $B+77.63 Calving Ease with excellent phenotype & $W top 5% , Daughters have beautiful udders

Video of the sale bulls will be posted on our website in early March.

Selling sons, daughters of CCA Emblazon 702

CED+14 BEPD-.9 WEPD+54 YEPD+99 MEPD+21 CW+36 Marb+.55 Rib+.54 SC+.57 $ W+59.14 $F+59.74 $B+124.51 Calving ease built to function in western range conditions.

Featuring sons of Basin Excitement

Selling 5 ET brothers out of the dam of CCA Emblazon 702 CED+11 BEPD-.2 WEPD+73 YEPD+128 MEPD+19 SC+.70 CW+43 Marb+.36 Rib+.55 $W+72.16 $F+95.85 $B+128.71

Selling calving ease sons and daughters of SLL Titleist X23 EPD’s as of 1/13/2016

CED+14 BEPD +.2 WEPD+58 YEPD+100 MEPD+20 SC+.96 CW+28 Marb+.77 Rib+.27 $W+54.57 $F+78.68 $B+134.16

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invest in the best

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A New Legacy Built On A Firm Foundation by Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen

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n the late 1800s, German immigrant Louis Kunde made his way to the United States with the goal of purchasing farmland in California and eventually growing varietal wine grapes to make his own wine. At that time, there was no shortage of immigrants looking to make their dreams come true in the warm California sun, but with some strong perseverance and the purchase of the Wildwood Vineyards ranch in 1904, Louis began a family legacy that would still be growing strong six generations later. Since that time, the wine business has been paramount to the Kunde family culture. What Louis Kunde perhaps could not have foreseen was the successive passion that his posterity would find in the cattle business. According to Kunde’s great granddaughter Marcia (Kunde) Mickelson, Kenwood, since the original estate purchase in 1904, the family ranch has always grown premium grapes, but the property has also been home to a dairy, a pig farm and a registered Hereford operation. Mickelson’s parents Bob and Leslie Kunde started Kunde Herefords in the early 1950s. With an annual production sale in the heart of wine country, the registered herd became well known throughout the United States. Fast forward to the 1990s when Marcia and her husband Jim Mickelson started their own family, and Marcia said Kunde Herefords had turned into more of a hobby for her parents. Jim was also raised in the rural agriculture community of Sonoma County and having met Marcia while she was showing cattle at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, it seems only fitting that the pair raise their own family in the cattle business. “Our children, Bobby and Jamie, had an active 4-H program going,” Marcia said. “Jim and I approached my dad and mom to purchase their herd. The cattle were then all combined into one herd.” The Start of Sonoma Mountain Herefords Marcia said both Bobby and Jamie developed their passions for raising cattle when they were young, but that each had passions in different areas that complement the family operation today. Similarly, having their grandparents’ examples in their young lives taught Bobby and Jamie valuable lessons 44 California Cattleman February 2016

and provided experiences they will never forget. “Bobby enjoys handling the production side of things and Jamie still loves the showring and the marketing side of what we do,” Marcia said. “Together they make a great team where each has their own ‘sandbox’ to work in and be responsible for. It is a pretty unique situation and a great opportunity to see where they can take the herd with their added enthusiasm.” Initially, Marcia said the cattle operation required a parttime employee and then later, while the kids were away at college, the operation developed a need for full-time help. With the herd growing rapidly, Bobby’s impending college graduation from California State University, Chico, in 2012 was perfect timing for him to return to work as the herdsman for Sonoma Mountain Herefords. Jamie, who has a love of the showring and the cattle marketing side of the business, pursued and achieved both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She has also returned to the family businesses in addition to starting her own company, Sonoma Mountain Beef Company. “I knew degrees in Agribusiness would give me the right resources and education so I could learn both areas at the same time. My biggest influence in this decision is from my experience growing up in the winery and cattle industry,” Jamie said. “My education and experience at Cal Poly gave me the push to start my own business.” Today, with both children home and playing integral roles on the ranch, Sonoma Mountain Herefords is a registered seedstock operation and currently runs about 200 head of registered mother cows, the offspring of which is marketed primarily through the family’s joint annual production The operation also runs a herd of recipient cows for their embryo transfer program. The bull sale is held each fall with Lambert Ranch, Oroville. The family also markets bulls through the Red Bluff Bull Sale. Sonoma Mountain Hereford heifers are offered private treaty and steers are sold to Jamie’s branded beef program. “We continue to show heifers and bulls at our county and state fair as well as the Western Nugget Regional Hereford Show,” Jim said. “We do it mostly to stay in touch with other breeders on the West Coast and to display our cattle and our breeding program.”


“It has become an ideal situation where Bobby now critical time for learning language, Bobby was diagnosed with a manages the breeding herd and is our ranch herdsman and severe-to-profound hearing loss in both ears. Marcia said Jamie Jamie manages the show animals,” he said. had just been born, so they immediately had her tested and With breeding genetics being a primary function of received the same diagnosis. Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Jim said bulls that are going While devastated by the news at the time, Marcia said she to stay in the program are selected at weaning time and are and Jim took proactive steps to ensure their children didn’t lose reevaluated via ultrasound at one year of age. any more time in developing language skills. “Cattle that don’t meet our set standards are steered or “Jim and I instantly took sign language classes and helped sold at auction,” Jim said. “From the time our the two of them adjust to wearing hearing aids,” Marcia bulls are weaned, they are run in the hills at said. “It was a huge transition at first but both began the ranch in Kenwood that are too steep to immediately pick up sign language, and for the to plant vineyards on. The pastures are first time Bobby was able to communicate with perfect for developing our bulls that us without getting so frustrated.” could eventually be turned out in harsh After getting a handle on their new conditions upon sale.” situation, Marcia said she and Jim were Bobby said making sure Sonoma grateful of having two healthy children, Mountain Herefords is producing and that they weren’t going to allow the right kind of bulls to meet their hearing loss to curtail their happy cattlemen’s needs is essential to the childhoods and their bright futures. operation’s success. “We never allowed their impairment “We value our buyers’ input and to hold them back. Our philosophy was I really like to go out and visit our that this is a hearing world and if they buyers each year to see what their wanted to be a part of it, we were going to calf crops look like and that the bulls help them find a way to communicate with are holding up for them,” Bobby said. hearing people,” Marcia said. “It does help “Our buyers really like the fact that our that they are both inquisitive and never afraid bulls are not pampered and are raised in –Jamie Mickelson to talk to people.” the hills and not in a feedlot situation.” “I think right from the start we treated them Bobby said their bulls are known to hold as if they had no hearing loss,” Jim explained. “We up well in diverse country when they leave supported the activities that they wanted to do.” Kenwood and are put out to work and cover cows. Jamie admits her hearing loss hasn’t always been a walk “Our buyers are becoming more and more interested in in the park, but says she has always been able to find a way to a good set of EPDs, with birth weight and carcass being key make her situation work in a hearing world. numbers that they look at,” Bobby said. “They also like red “Since starting my business, it is extremely challenging pigment on the eyes and like to make sure the dams they are because sometimes people want to communicate through cell out of have good udders for producing sound replacement phone and that just doesn’t work well for me because of my females.” hearing loss. It is frustrating because I want to communicate through e-mail or text message but for them it is much easier Unforeseen Challenges to talk on the cell phone,” Jamie explained. “My mom has Upon first glance, someone might only notice that the been a big help talking on the phone where needed and it Mickelson and Kunde families are full of success stories. With is really helpful because she knows what I want and what I all of their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, am looking for. I am fortunate that in this day and age most someone may never guess the uphill battles that Bobby and people are more than willing to communicate through text Jamie faced as they were growing up. message or e-mail.” “Bobby was just a little guy, and we knew something Bobby said while he doesn’t experience the same degree wasn’t right,” Marcia explained. “However the specialists of difficulty in communicating on the phone, communication continued to tell us that he could hear just fine. They with other producers can also be a challenge for him from diagnosed him with a condition known as Apraxia, meaning he time to time and really depends on whether a person has a soft might never be able to talk.” or hard tone to their voice. Finally, when he was two years old, after having lost ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 48

“If you are in a rough position and want to quit, remind yourself why you and your family chose this lifestyle and it seems things always work themselves out.”

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 45 Aside from the unique challenges the Mickelsons faced while raising Jamie and Bobby, there are also other parenting strategies – separate from the concept of hearing – they implemented in order to help Jamie and Bobby become successful adults. At a young age, Jim says he and Marcia allowed their children to manage their own bank accounts, which they earned their money from their market animals and used that money to start their breeding programs. “From a young age, they were both drawn to livestock and shared the same passion for cattle that we have,” Jim said. “I think the important thing we have done is to allow them to select animals that they felt met their individual goals rather than tell them what they should or shouldn’t do.” “Did they always make the right choice – no – but they learned from some of the choices they made. Some might say that is an expensive learning curve but it was a lasting lesson that taught them to be financially successful based upon their decisions.” Jim said. Combining Old with New Marcia said the pride her parents had for all their grandchildren would be increased ten-fold by their involvement in the family’s agriculture businesses. Their pride would only increase as Bobby and his wife Heidi have welcomed their son Weston as the sixth generation to live and work on the ranch. Bob and Leslie Kunde, who have both passed away, would also likely be pleased that their high standards have continued on the cattle operation. Jim said the Kunde Hereford philosophies of raising and marketing only the best quality cattle is something that has always remained. That, and standing behind what they sell. The family says they aim to raise cattle that meet the commercial cowman’s needs for replacement females and bulls. It is those standards of excellence that helped Sonoma Mountain Herefords receive the 2007 Seedstock Producer of the Year Award from the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association and three Red Bluff Grand Champion Hereford Halter Bulls. While the continuation of the family Hereford business might have meant a great deal to their grandparents, Bobby and Jamie say it is something that also influences them. “My family heritage means a great deal to me. It would make my papa Bob Kunde proud that we are continuing his family operation. For my papa, it was all about the family and working together to bring out the best in this operation,” Jamie said. What she loves about Herefords are the same traits her grandpa valued in them: calm demeanor, easy to work with, good personalities, good carcass quality and perhaps above all, their mothering ability. Bobby says those traits in addition to hardiness, and the ability to cross well with other breeds, are things he values about his family’s choice of breeds. “Learning how to help run a purebred operation on the land that my grandfather ran cattle on is my favorite part of growing up in this lifestyle,” Bobby said. “It gives me a great sense of pride that I am now the herdsman for Sonoma Mountain Herefords and get to raise my family the same way I was raised.” “I truly hope that my son Weston, who is now 10 months old, will grow up and want to be a part of it and keep the family traditions going,” Bobby said. Bobby’s wife, Heidi also comes from an agriculture background and embraces the values Jamie and Bobby were raised with. As a high school agriculture education teacher, Heidi says she is grateful for the opportunity to have deep agricultural roots on both sides of Weston’s family tree. Jamie’s business Sonoma Mountain Beef Company, which launched in September 2015, sells grass-fed and grain-finished Hereford-


influenced beef, purebred and baldies, direct to local high-end grocery stores in the Sonoma Valley. Jamie says she hopes to start selling direct to consumers as well. “People in our area love the idea of supporting local agriculture. It is a huge trend in our area,” Jamie said. Jamie says that having her own business has been rewarding but that the rewards have come with a lot of hard work and time-consuming challenges. “No matter what business you are in, there will be some bumps in the road, and it won’t always be smooth. Every time when there is an issue that pops up or things get frustrating, my father reminds me, ‘welcome to business owner life’,” Jamie says. “Any parent is happy to see their children be successful. We’re fortunate that they share the same passion for livestock that we do,” Jim said. “We could have forced them to be involved in one of the other operations but we felt it was important to support what they wanted to do rather than point them in a direction we wanted them to go. They made their own career path choices and we supported them along the way.” Like many California beef producers and agriculturists know well, diversification is important in every business plan today, no matter how big or small. For the Mickelson and Kunde families the business opportunities based on wine and cattle production are plentiful. Jim says from vineyard and ranch tours, dog hikes and eco tours, to mountain top tastings on the ranch and multiple wedding and corporate event sites, business diversification has benefitted the operation immensely. “For us, what better combination can you ask for than beef, wine and family?” Jim asks rhetorically. “This combination has allowed us to offer a variety of venues for the public. Through all of this we continue to promote family, proper stewardship of the land and care for the livestock. This not only benefits us economically, but it also helps to educate a large sector of the public that perceive farmers and ranchers as uncaring about the environment.” “We have winter and summer pastureland to take the pressure off of the ranch in regards to grazing cattle,” Marcia explained. “As a vineyard and winery operation, we do try to find the right balance of open land-to-vineyards on the

property, with 40 percent of the ranch currently planted to wine grapes.” “The winery has become a strong dynamic here and the cattle have become a big part of our draw to the consumer base. Now that Jamie’s Sonoma Mountain Beef Company is taking off, the cattle will only continue to be a big part of our cross marketing opportunities.” In addition to promoting their own agricultural business operations Jim and Marcia say they recognize the importance of giving back to the community that has been instrumental in their family’s success. From national boards to local philanthropic involvement, the Mickelsons are known for their willingness to help where they see a need. Jim has served on the Sonoma-Marin Fair Board for nearly two decades and Marcia serves on the Sonoma County Fair Board. Jim is currently on the American Hereford Association Board of Directors and Marcia serves on the board for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America working to generate scholarship and national junior show dollars for young people in the livestock industry. But something that she says has grown increasingly close to her heart is the local Hanna Boys Center, a residential, accredited high school education program for at risk youth where students are exposed to agriculture. The center is in the process of receiving its FFA chapter charter. “Being blessed to live this life day-in and day-out, we work to help others not only understand what we do but why we love it,” Marcia said. “We’d be remiss if we didn’t give back to something that has given us so much.” Though the Mickelson family has the best of all worlds when it comes to the whole family working on the ranch, it doesn’t mean working together is always easy. “Let me tell you, there were a lot of nights spent at the dinner table with heated debates over what bulls to use and AI the cows to,” Marcia said. Jamie agrees working with the family can be challenging at times and that patience is essential. “It always works out fine if you are willing to work through things as a family rather than working things out by yourself,” she said. “If you are in a rough position and want to quit, remind yourself why you and your family chose this lifestyle and it seems things always work themselves out.”

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2016 Hereford Gold TPR Breeders A record number of 118 Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2016, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA). With the release of the spring 2016 PanAmerican Cattle Evaluation (PACE), the AHA has also released a new Carcass Weight (CW) expected progeny difference (EPD). CW, expressed in pounds, is a predictor of the differences in hot carcass weight of a sire’s progeny compared to the progeny of other sires at an age constant endpoint. CW is a moderately heritable trait (.18), which means that changes within CW in a herd can be made through selection. However, the heritability for CW is a bit lower than for other end product traits. The EPDs and the updated Trends, Traits and Distributions report as well as more information about the CW EPD is available online at Hereford.org. The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production. “The reason the Gold TPR program was established was to recognize those breeders who go the extra mile to collect data at all levels of production and report that data in a timely manner,â€? AHA Executive Vice President Jack Ward explains. Since the program’s inception in 2005, Hereford breeders have increased their data collection efforts. Breeders must meet a specific set of requirements in order to be eligible for the program. They are: • Herd inventory submitted prior to date inventory surcharge goes into effect. • Complete reporting of calving ease and reproductive status for each dam on inventory. • Complete reporting of birth weights for all live calves recorded in the calf crop. • Complete reporting of weaning weights for all live calves recorded in the calf crop. • Complete reporting of yearling weights for all live calves recorded in the calf crop. • Complete reporting of scrotal measurements for each bull calf with a recorded yearling weight. • Ultrasound data reported on 25% or more of the calf crop. California Hereford breeders Gino Pedretti, Pedretti Ranches, El Nido and the Mickelson family of Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa, were both recogized as Gold TPR Breeders for Spring 2016. 50 California Cattleman February 2016

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As a special highlight in this spring’s seedstock issues, we are featuring each of the breeders who advertise in their respective breedfeatured issues to allow commerical and purebred producers the oppportunity to learn more about the operations that have advertised in this issue and how their programs might complement your own.

At Bell Ranch Herefords, the goal for the past 50 years has been high fertility and calving ease with as much milk and growth as our environment will permit. They also select heavily for good udders, small teats, pigment, good feet and legs, structural soundness, great dispositions, fleshing ability and carcass qualities. Their purebreds have stayed middle of the road with a lot of volume and thickness. The bulk of their bulls are sold as yearlings to repeat progressive commercial cattlemen. They have been very pleased with the offspring and the way the bulls hold up under high, tough desert conditions. The reports from customers using Bell Ranch Herefords bulls on Angus cows have been a 50-lb. advantage on the F1 calves at weaning and 100 lbs. as yearlings. Emphasis is placed on a problem-free herd that satisfies the demands of the commercial industry. The Bell family currently runs about 130 head of registered Hereford females. Bell Ranch is offering several calving ease bulls this year and is very proud to offer this very strong group of yearling Hereford bulls through Bulls for the 21st Century.

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Located in Eastern Oregon near Baker City, Harrell Hereford Ranch, is a third-generation ranch, which originated when Bob and Edna Harrell purchased their foundation stock of Line 1 and Mark Donald genetics from Harold Thompson, TT Herefords in Washington and additional purchases in 1974 from Stone Herefords located in Oregon. These Hereford genetics remain an important part of the current breeding program. The operation has since grown to several ranches ranging from irrigated meadows to highdesert rangeland. Harrell Hereford Ranch is home to over 700 head of registered Hereford and commercial cattle and a backgrounding feedlot with a capacity of 800 head. Today, Edna continues to oversee and help out at the ranch along with her son Bob Harrell, Jr. who now manages the ranch, and his wife Becky. Edna’s granddaughter Lexie represents the third generation involved with the ranch. In 1998 Harrells entered into a partnership with Mackenzie Ranch Quarter Horses, to expand the operation to include registered Quarter Horses. Their Annual Production Sale is held the first Monday in March each spring, offering registered Hereford bulls, heifers, and started 2-year old Quarter Horse prospects. To learn more about the upcoming sale, see page 23 or visit them online at www. harrellherefordranch.com.

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Originally a large-scale commercial operation, today Colyer Hereford and Angus is one of the nation’s premier purebred programs. This is a family operation that has been in operation since 1924 and currently has four generations living on the ranch. Commercial cattle were the mainstay in the early years with Registered Herefords added in 1976. In the early 1990’s Angus were added and the commercial cattle dispersed. The background in the commercial industry gives a unique insight into the needs of the ranchers and the bulls that fit their operations. Colyer Hereford and Angus have produced numerous National Champions at the major shows throughout the United States but the main goal is producing a large volume of range bulls for the commercial customers. Colyer’s annual “Best of the Best” production sale will be Feb. 22 in Bruneau, Idaho. For more information on the offering, the ad on page 17 or visit www.hereford. com.

GUY, SHERRY & KATIE COLYER (208) 845-2313 KYLE & BOBBY JEAN COLYER (208) 845-2098 BRUNEAU, ID Guy Cell (208) 599-0340 • guy@hereford.com Kyle Cell (208) 250-3924

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Hoffman Ranches is a family-owned and operated cattle ranch that has over 50 years experience breeding top quality cattle. Dennis Hoffman began his career through the 4-H/FFA programs in Oregon. He spent many years working for established purebred ranches breeding several national champions. These opportunities have created the knowledge necessary to build a fault free, low maintenance, and a highly functional cowherd. Today, the program is based in Thedford, Neb., around proven genetics that can build quality cattle for the progressive commercial cowman. A large focus is spent studying the maternal side of the herd bulls used to create hardworking cow families who are fault free and low maintenance. The Hoffman family firmly believes these traits are essential in any breed to achieve high levels of excellence. Each year Hoffman Ranch markets 400 Bulls – Hereford, Angus and Simangus – via sale and private treaty and selling 100-plus females in their production sale and more private treaty each year. To learn more about Hoffman Ranches’ upcoming production sale, see the ad on page 15 or visit them online at www.hoffmanranch.com.

Sierra Ranches is a family-run Hereford operation in the Sierra foothills of California. Tim, Kara, Tyler and Kathryn Coleman own and operate their ranch with Dan DeMeyer serving as manager. They also run an Angus and large commercial operation. The cowherd has been built focusing on some of the best maternal lines and cow families in the breed being mated with high-quality and proven A.I. sires. An extensive embryo transfer program is used to multiply these top genetics in volume. Females are marketed through private treaty, the annual online sale in the fall and top consignment sales in the west including the Western National Nugget sale in Reno, Mile High Sale in Denver and CNHA sale in Roseville. Bulls are also sold privately as well as their joint bull sale with Vintage Angus Ranch in LaGrange each September. Bulls are culled hard for soundness, quality, fertility and pedigree and are completely performance and HD50K tested to insure the commercial bull buyer at Sierra Ranches has the a profitable source for their genetic improvements.

DENNIS & DIXIE HOFFMAN • (406) 425-0859 JASON, KAYCEE & HAXTON HOFFMAN (406) 425-0859 Thedford, NE

TIM, KARA, TYLER & KATHRYN COLEMAN (209) 968-7232 DAN DEMEYER, MANAGER • (209) 857-0455 Modesto, CA

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The Lambert family continues to be one of the most popular sources for Hereford Cattle on the West Coast. Lambert Ranch is a diversified enterprise growing walnuts, high-quality grain, hay and registered Hereford and Polled Hereford cattle. A Total Performance Records Breeder, Lambert Ranch has several Dams of Distinction. In addition to their love of Hereford cattle, the Lambert family also prides themselves on their involvement in the local community as well as the state and national beef industry. Steve Lambert has served as the mayor of Paradise, is a Butte County Supervisor and most recently was president of the American Hereford Association. In addition to exhibiting Hereford cattle in the showring, the Lambert family primarily markets their cattle to commercial cattlemen via the annual ‘Next Generation’ Bull Sale. Producers return year after year seeking the latest Hereford genetics and maternal, hearty bulls they can count on. With ranch operations in Oroville, Chester and Alturas, Lambert Ranch cattle are raised in a variety of environments. The annual production sale is slated for Oct. 15, in Kenwood, though bulls are avilable year-round. To learn more about the Lambert family, see their ad on page 46 or follow them online via the Lambert Ranch Facebook Page.

Mrnak Herefords West is a family-owned and operated purebred business, focusing on raising sound, functional cows with great udders, loads of milk, rib shape that turns grass into pounds and an emphasis on production that performs in any environment. The base of the Mrnak herd originated in North Dakota and expanded with the purchase of cattle from Oregon Hereford Ranch. Culling is a stong management tool as the ranch not retain animals that are inefficient and do not produce. Longevity and sustainability are key to the operation. Loren Mrnak is the fourth generation to raise registered Hereford cattle. His parents were inducted into the Hereford Hall of fame in 2015. Loren has his own vast experience from working at the Lonestar Hereford Ranch in Texas to managing John Ascuaga’s Jack Ranch in Carson City, Nev. Today, the family’s California ranch, the Blue Mountain Ranch, is located in Whitmore. Loren and Terrie Mrnak have two grown sons, Tanner and Hunter, and together they strive to develop one of the top herds in the country. Cattle are marketing at select sales across in the West and are sought after by those seeking purple banners in the show ring. Whether you are in the commercial or seedstock business, Mrnak Herefords stands behind their product and reputation. Visit them online at www.mrnakherefordswest.com

Gino Pedretti and family, El Nido, are the owners and operators of Pedretti Ranches, which has produced top-quality Herefords for decades. With family roots in the dairy business, the genetics in the Pedretti herd have been refined over several decades and are known as some of the most reliable in the beef industry. Their cowherd and lineup of A.I.-sires is arguably one of the strongest, most performance-oriented herds in the nation. Pedretti cattle are well-respected by commercial and purebred breeders. Known for his longtime involvement in the Hereford world, Gino served two terms as a director on the AHA Board. Commerical and seedstock producers alike know the Pedretti family for their integrity and willingness to stand behind their product. Today, the Pedretti ranch family includes Gino and his wife, Mona; son, Gino Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mark St. Pierre; daughter Chris Brinlee; and grandsons, Gino Pedretti III, Nick Brinlee and Justin Sandlin. Pedretti Ranches primarily markets their cattle through private treaty and welcomes visits to the ranch to see their current offering. To learn more about what Pedretti Ranches has to offer your operation, see their ad on page 43 or contact them at (209) 756-1609.

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Agriculture is deeply-rooted in the Schohr family. The Schohr Ranch has been home to livestock production for six generations. In 1910, the operation expanded to southwestern Butte County and today, continues to farm the property J. W. Browning purchased over a century ago. Since that time, the family business has operated as a rice and cattle ranch. The breeding program at Schohr Herefords includes genetics from nearly every state west of the Mississippi River. What began with a docile Hereford bottle calf in the mid 1980s has evolved to 125-head operation that produce females that are competitive in the show ring and bulls that work for real cattlemen. In addition to exhibiting Hereford cattle at national and regional shows, the family primarily markets their purebred genetics to other purebred and commercial beef producers through the annual California Bullfest, held this year on Sept. 13 in Oakdale. For more information about Schohr Herefords, visit them online at www.schohr.com or see their ad on page 51.

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SHAW CATTLE CO.

For three generations the Shaw Family has pioneered the purebred business in Idaho. Starting with Herefords and now with Angus and Red Angus genetics, every day is spent improving their herd in their natural environment. As a registered seedstock operation, we are dedicated to producing quality, performance cattle based on multi-trait selection. Shaw Cattle Co. selectively mates large groups of half and three-quarter sisters to hand-selected sires with proven characteristics such as muscle, depth of body, structure, maternal, udder quality, fertility and fleshing ability. Add to that Performance, EPD Profiles and Feed Efficiency, and you’ll find we strive to produce fault free cattle for our customers. Knowing how well our cattle convert feed is an essential piece of the puzzle. For the past five years Shaw Cattle Co. has sent fall bulls to a feed efficiency trial, which collects data including average daily gain, residual feed intake and feed conversion. This information is not only used to improve our own herd but offered to our customers, allowing them to improve their cow herd and bottom line. As leaders in the purebred industry, they are committed to producing the best cattle in the breed and are dedicated to quality customer service. It would be our pleasure to show you our operation. Visitors are always welcome!

SONOMA MOUNTAIN HEREFORDS

At Sonoma Mountain Herefords, the Mickelson family has a strict philosophy of raising registered Hereford cattle with integrity that will work for the commercial cattleman. Through high standards and tough culling practices, the herd at SMH has been refined to carry on the best of the best when it comes to Hereford genetics. This multi-generation, family-owned and managed purebred beef operation is one of California’s most prestigious. Nestled in the Sonoma Valley wine country, Sonoma Mountain Herefords raises their cattle in the steep hillsides where they are acclimated to hold up in any environment. The annual Next Generation Bull Sale, held each year with Lambert Ranch, of Oroville, is scheduled for Oct. 15 in Kenwood and will feature 70 head of high-performing Hereford and Polled Hereford coming-2 and 2-year-old mountain-raised bulls that are ready to get out and work. To learn more, visit Sonoma Mountain Herefords online at www.sonomamountainherefords.com

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CHERRY GLEN BEEFMASTERS

With an eye on the future, Cherry Glen Beefmasters, Vacaville, operated by John and Sue Pierson, is the leader among Beefmaster breeders in the West. By utilizing the latest genetics and technology, Cherry Glen produces the type of bulls that the commercial market demands with emphasis placed on solid structure and carcass traits that will lead to heavier calves for their customers. Docility, fertility, efficiency and longevity are just a few of the traits that Beefmaster cattle offer. In addition, the early growth of Beefmaster calves is a trait that pays producers back time after time. Beefmaster-sired calves have proven themselves in the feed yard with higher ADG, better feed conversion and lower cost of gain. Cherry Glen bulls are marketed private treaty as well as through the Texoma Beefmaster Performance Bull and Female Sale in McAlester, Okla., each March. Cherry Glen bulls are working all over the US, from California to Florida and Texas to Wisconsin. For more information, visit them online at www. cherryglenbeefmasters.com. See their ad on page 58.

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BEEFMASTERS

Working For the Commercial Cowman by Beefmaster Breeders United Communications Director Jeralyn Novak

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t’s a fancy word for hybrid vigor. It’s a fancy word for crossbreeding. It’s a fancy word that we have all been hearing in the cattle industry. It is HETEROSIS. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, heterosis is the marked vigor or capacity for growth often exhibited by crossbred animals or plants — also called hybrid vigor. But according to the commercial cattleman, heterosis is the crossing of two cattle breeds that improves animal performance and increases marketability, ultimately producing more money. The term heterosis is spreading throughout cattle country and commercial cattlemen are capitalizing on this impressive word. One of those commercial cattlemen can be found in Oregon at Roaring Springs Ranch. Roaring Springs Ranch, headquartered in the high desert of southeastern Oregon, covers 1.5 million acres and is in the business to sell boxed beef through the Country Natural Beef program. The ranch relies on Beefmaster cattle to provide a solid, well-rounded beef product all the way from the pasture to the plate. Stacy Davies has managed Roaring Springs Ranch for the past 18 years and is a progressive leader in the beef industry. He relies heavily on the Beefmaster female to raise a calf, year after year, in vast and harsh landscape of the high desert. “Heterosis is really important to me on this ranch. We really like the Beefmaster breed because it brings Bos indicus and Bos taurus influence into the breeding program to give us the additional benefit of heterosis from the Bos indicus and Bos taurus cross,” says Davies. The maternal heterosis that Davies refers to adds more to the bottom line than any other single management practice a commercial cattleman can perform. Calf survivability is higher, newborns are more vigorous and have stronger immune systems and also capture

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growth advantages. His impressive operation utilizes the Beefmaster breed for the proven heterosis advantage that it offers his breeding program specifically from the crossing of bos taurus and bos indicus cattle. Davies attributes this heterosis advantage for his good and heavy weaning weights. “These calves out of these Beefmaster-cross females, we see a real boost just from the heterosis aspect of it. Good, healthy, strong weaners in the fall is really important.” John McCarthy of Dade City, Fla., has been a long time commercial cattlemen who uses Beefmaster bulls on his commercial herd to produce superior females. McCarthy accredits the success of his cattle ranch to the Beefmaster and Beefmaster influenced females that his Beefmaster bulls produce through the added maternal heterosis. This heterosis efficiency is what keeps McCarthy coming back every year to use Beefmaster bulls on his commercial females. “Our Beefmaster sired calves usually outweigh, well they always outweigh, everything else we raise which is Charolais and Red Angus, usually by 50 to 60 pounds. And they always make us anywhere from 20 to 60 dollars a head more, that we put in our pocket. That’s what counts for me, what goes into my pocket,” says McCarthy. The heterosis that the Beefmaster breed offers to commercial cattlemen is invaluable to the success of the breed in commercial markets. Over the past year, the Beefmaster breed has seen an outstanding demand for Beefmaster bulls in the commercial bull industry. Commercial cattlemen like Davies and McCarthy have improved their beef cattle programs through utilizing Beefmaster bulls and other commercial cattlemen are catching on. ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 58


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 56 Specifically, during the fall 2015 bull sales the industry witnessed an even greater competition between commercial cattlemen to purchase that superior Beefmaster bull in order to improve their programs and capitalize on heterosis. Not only are commercial cattlemen demanding Beefmaster genetics, but feedyard managers are also catching onto the advantages provided by Beefmaster. Tom Jones co-owns and operates HyPlains Feedyard located in Montezuma, Kansas. This 52,000 head capacity feedyard commercially feeds hundreds of Beefmaster and Beefmaster cross cattle each year. Jones is constantly impressed with the feed to gain conversion of the Beefmaster bred cattle. “I guess the most important thing as far as profitability goes, for us and the people that own them, is probably is their feed to gain conversion. It’s very typical to have a feed to gain conversion underneath six, but in fact we have one group of cattle out here with a feeding history since 2009, their average feed to gain conversion is 5.75,” says Jones. “They convert in the top 30 percent of the cattle on feed.” The heterosis advantage that the Beefmaster provides also attributes to healthier and stronger calves. This is an improved trait that Jones greatly appreciates in his feedyard. During our interview Jones said, “What I also like about the cattle is that we don’t have much health problems. We typically pencil in three-fourths of a percent death loss, but we are underneath that with these cattle. They gain well and like I said they convert well, and we are not afraid to put the cattle in on a grid either.” Davies also uses Beefmaster cattle because they not only produce superior females but he also knows what to expect from them in the feedyard. Beefmaster cattle constantly convert feed and stay healthy. According to Davies, “The Beefmaster cattle will gain a consistent three to three and quarter pounds a day, convert six pounds of feed or better and the health of the cattle is exceptional.” In today’s cattle industry where the nation’s cowherd is being rebuilt, Beefmaster cattle are just as relevant now as ever. Their unquestioned longevity, fertility and docility teamed with generations of range proven hardiness make them a solid economic choice for commercial cattlemen. The Beefmaster bull’s ability to produce superior replacement females and their exceptional feed to gain conversion, is what commercial cattlemen are demanding. Beefmasters work, they work hard, for commercial cattlemen! 58 California Cattleman February 2016

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IN MEMORY Pat Goggins

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Patrick King Goggins, died peacefully surrounded by his whole family on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Born in Orland, on May 28, 1930, Pat was the last of John and Pearl Goggins’s six sons. His sister Jane, arrived ten years later. As a toddler, Pat’s family returned to Montana. Being raised in the Great Depression, Pat learned to work at a very young age and the value of a day’s work, done right, stuck with him throughout his lifetime. On Dec. 26, 1951, Pat married Babe Becker, and the “Great Partnership” began. Pat received an Animal Husbandry degree from Montana State University in 1952. He worked as a herdsman early on, and then was a fieldman and ringman for Western Livestock Journal, the Montana Farmer Stockman and finally the Western Livestock Reporter. In March 1957, Pat

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started sharing his opinions, comments, and advice in the weekly column “As I See It,” and continued to do so for 54 years. In 1961, Pat bought the Western Livestock Reporter. Pat taught himself to auctioneer as he drove miles and miles selling advertising for the paper. Auctioneering grew into a career where he has been recognized as one of the leading purebred livestock auctioneers in the country. Even after he retired, and with all his business interests, auctioneering was his passion and he dearly missed it. Pat’s entrepreneurship continued and his keen business savvy allowed him to acquire three auction markets, numerous ranches and feedlots, the first livestock video auction, a real-estate company, in addition to numerous other business ventures. Truly, this man thrived on being an achiever and never looked back once he had a plan. Pat is survived by his loving wife, six children: Coreen and Bob Cook (Kelly, Bill, Brian, Joe), Laurie and Jeff Mosher (Brandon, Russell, Katie, Mick), Sandy and Roger Jacobs (Becky, Jackie, Mandy), John and Debi Goggins (Machaela,

Zack), Joe and Linda Goggins (Greg, Kayleen, Abbie) and Mike Goggins; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren with number 20 on the way in June. He is also survived by brothers Jack and Bob. Pat is preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl; brothers Don, George, Ralph, and sister Jane. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to lifelong employee and “right hand man” Bonnie Zieske, Dr. Neal Sorensen, Dr. Tim Dernbach, Kristen Lepley, Marcie Kading, caregivers Payton, Jody, Michelle, Stephanie, Christy and the Synergy employees. We also wish to thank Pat’s faithful employees too numerous to mention. God bless. Dad lived his life faithful to God and family. He exemplified strong moral fiber, innovative vision, common sense, and above all, was a man of true character. Those wishing to make memorial contributions can do so to St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation, Frontier Cancer Center, the Angus Foundation or one of your choice.

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Daniel Herron Lowry, contractor, developer, rancher, farmer and community volunteer passed away Dec. 29, 2015. Born in Eureka and raised on his family's ranch in Bear River, from Pacific Trace Minerals Lowry attended grammar school in a one-room schoolhouse before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area where he graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Civil Engineering Se 365 Selenium Bolus for nutritional – eventually to become a registered California Civil Engineer. supplementation of beef cattle. Dan's construction career spanned over 50 years, in which he served on multiple engineering and contractor boards • treat once a year • throughout his career. Dan deeply believed in community for beef cattle over service and was president of Life Elder Care for 15 years. 3 months of age. In 2005, he moved to Modoc County where he operated a cattle ranch and raised alfalfa. His community service included director of Hot Springs Valley Water District, director of the Modoc Cattlemen’s Association, Member of the Farm Bureau, Land Use Committee, Alturas Chamber of Commerce and the Alturas Rotary. Dan loved family, horses, hunting, fishing, ranching and FOR SALE & USE IN CALIFORNIA ONLY building. He considered himself the luckiest man in the world; and we were lucky to have had him. — ORGANICALLY LISTED— He is survived by his wife Susan of 31 years; brother CCA MEMBER: $240/BOX Sanford (Dorian); children Dane (Cheryl), Dave (Terry), Daren CCA NON-MEMBERS: $288/BOX OF 60 cmaas@pacifictraceminerals.com (Toni), Dawn (Greg), Noah (Laloni), John and Catherine; www.pacifictraceminerals.com SHIPPING ADDITIONAL grandchildren Jenna, Austin, Hunter, Carly, Trent, Caleb, Noelle, Cole, Wyatt and Ryder and nephew Blaine (Pam) Lowry, niece Elizabeth (Bryan) Clark, and grand-nephews Brandon & Bryce. ORDER FROM OR PICKUP AT: A memorial was held Jan. 22 in Ferndale. Memorial California Cattlemen’s Association donations may be made to Modoc Work Activity Center P.O. 1221 H Street Sacramento, CA • (916) 444-0845 Box 1629, Alturas, CA 96101. 66 California Cattleman February 2016


Amador Angus............................................................. 60 American Hereford Association...........................47, 62 Andreini and Company............................................... 65 Baker Angus Ranch...................................................... 16 Bar R Angus.................................................................. 60 Bar T Bar Ranches........................................................ 51 Beefmaster Breeders United........................................ 57 Bell Ranch Herefords.............................................46, 52 BMW Angus................................................................. 60 Broken Arrow Angus................................................... 60 Broken Box Ranch........................................................ 64 Buchanan Angus Ranch........................................19, 60 Byrd Cattle Co............................................................... 60 California Custom........................................................ 64 California Wagyu Breeders, Inc.................................. 64 California-Nevada Hereford Association.................. 47 Camas Prairie Ranch..............................................26, 27 Charron Ranch............................................................. 60 Cherry Glen Beefmasters................................58, 54, 62 Colyer Herefords & Angus....................................17, 52 Conlan Ranches California......................................... 64 Conlin Fence Company............................................... 64 Conlin Supply Company, Inc...................................... 40 Corsair Angus Ranch................................................... 60 Crouthamel Cattle Company................................26, 27 CSU Chico College of Agriculture............................. 63 Dal Porto Livestock...................................................... 61 Darrel Holliday Ranch................................................. 20 Diamond Back Ranch.................................................. 64 Donati Ranch................................................................ 60 Edwards Lien & Toso, inc............................................ 64 Escalon Livestock Market............................................ 24 Five Star Land Company............................................. 64 Freitas Rangeland Improvements............................... 46

Fresno State Agricultural Foundation....................... 63 Furtado Angus.............................................................. 61 Furtado Livestock Enterprises.................................... 65 Genoa Livestock........................................................... 62 Gonsalves Ranch.......................................................... 61 Gudel Cattle Company................................................ 35 Harrell Hereford Ranch.........................................21, 52 HAVE Angus................................................................. 61 Hayes Ranch.................................................................. 55 Hoffman Ranch......................................................15, 52 Hogan Ranch................................................................ 62 Hone Ranch.............................................................36, 62 Hudson Pines................................................................ 55 Hufford’s Herefords...................................................... 63 J/V Angus...................................................................... 61 Jorgensen Ranch........................................................... 35 Kerndt Livestock Products.......................................... 65 Kessler Angus Ranch................................................... 23 Lambert Ranch.................................................46, 53, 62 Lander Veterinary Clinic............................................. 65 Little Shasta Ranch....................................................... 63 McPhee Red Angus...................................................... 63 Mrnak Herefords West..........................................50, 53 Multimin ....................................................................... 12 Noahs Angus Ranch...............................................20, 61 Norbrook .................................................................24, 25 O’Connell Ranch.......................................................... 61 ORIgen........................................................................... 65 Orvis Cattle Company................................................. 63 Pacific Trace Minerals............................................64, 66 Pedretti Ranches.....................................................43, 53 Phillips Ranch............................................................... 35 Pitchfork Cattle Co....................................................... 63 Quail Valley Ranch......................................................... 7

Ray-Mar Ranches......................................................... 61 Razzarri Auto Centers.................................................. 59 Riverbend Ranch.......................................................... 29 Romans Ranches.......................................................... 39 Sammis Ranch.............................................................. 61 San Juan Ranch............................................................. 62 Schafer Ranch............................................................... 61 Schohr Herefords..............................................42, 53, 63 Shaw Cattle Co........................................................13, 54 Sierra Ranches...................................................42, 52, 63 Silveira Bros................................................................... 62 Skinner Livestock Transporation............................... 64 Snyder Livestock, LLC................................................. 34 Sonoma Mountain Herefords.........................50, 54, 63 Soring Cove Ranch....................................................... 41 Southwest Fence & Supply Company, Inc................. 64 Spanish Ranch............................................................... 62 Tehama Angus Ranch............................................32, 62 Teixeira Cattle Co..................................................... 2, 61 Thomas Angus Ranch.............................................10,11 Thorenfeldt Land & Cattle.......................................... 37 Trotter Red Angus........................................................ 36 Tumbleweed Ranch...................................................... 62 Universal Semen Sales, Inc.......................................... 65 VAL Charolais............................................................... 33 Veterinary Service, Inc................................................. 64 VF Red Angus.........................................................31, 63 Vintage Angus Ranch............................................62, 68 Ward Ranches................................................................. 9 Western Fence & Construction, inc........................... 64 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo................................ 3 World Ag Expo............................................................. 36 Wulff Brothers Livestock............................................. 61 York Ranches................................................................. 30

February 2016 California Cattleman 67


VAR

GENERATION 2100

V A R GENERATION 2100 AAA REG: 17171587

SIRE: CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 MGS: CONNEALY ONWARD

THE NEXT GENERATION IN MULTI-TRAIT EXCELLENCE

• There are over 150,000 Angus bulls in the AAA database as sires and non-parent bulls ONLY VAR Generation posts a double-digit CED and ranks in the top 4% or better for all these vital traits: Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Carcass Weight, Marbling, Ribeye, $Wean, $Gain, $Quality Grade and $Beef, proving his multi-trait excellence. • VAR Generation Produced the top-selling sire group in the 2015 VAR bull sale averaging $17,666 a bull to commercial cattlemen and purebred breeders alike. • VAR Generation female progeny averaged $22,466 in the 2015 female sale at VAR with two of the top four selling spring heifers sired by Generation. • The dam of VAR Generation has produced three natural calves that have a BW ratio of 94, WW ratio of 116 and YW ratio of 105. Progeny sales from Generation’s dam have exceeded $2,500,000 in the last four years on 40 head.

EPDS +10 +.6 +70 +122 +1.13 +16.8 +37 +56 +1.09 +1.26 +84.88 +81.47 +49.92 +43.09 +175.78 Semen: $30

44 RUBY 5732 - $90,000 daughter.

VINTAGE BLACKCAP 4341 - $20,000 VINTAGE LEGACY 4409 - $90,000

Daughter to Lylester Ranch.

son to Green Valley - JV - Genex, Inc.

TRAIT CED BW WW YW SC HP Milk CW Marb RE $W $F $G $QG $B

BREED RANKING 5% 3% 3% 10% 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% 10% 3% 3% 1%

Certificates: $40

OWNERS: VINTAGE ANGUS RANCH, CA BASIN ANGUS RANCH, MT DEER VALLEY FARMS, TN

2702 SCENIC BEND, MODESTO, CA 95355 (209) 521-0537 VINTAGE RITA 5012 - $30,000 VINTAGE RITA 5048 - $55,000 Daughter to Luling Foundation. Daughter to Pollard Farms. 68 California Cattleman February 2016

VINTAGE RITA 5043 - $60,000

½ interest daughter to Lisonbee Angus.

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