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CALIFORNIA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION OFFICERS PRESIDENT

David Daley, Oroville

Looking Ahead at 2018 Elections impacting you by CCA Executive Vice President Billy Gatlin

Even though fresh starts and new beginnings can take place any time of year, Mark Lacey, Independence there always seems to be elevated sense of hope and optimism during the start of the SECOND VICE PRESIDENTS New Year. Many of you have made resolutions Pat Kirby, Wilton (and hopefully kept at this point) and people everywhere are committed to making 2018 “the Mike Miller, San Jose best year ever.” With focus on the future people Cindy Tews, Fresno often seem equally interested in using the new year to put the challenges of the past year TREASURER behind them. Rob von der Lieth, Copperopolis While 2017 had its fair share of challenges, it also provided a lot of opportunity. I am excited about new opportunities in 2018 STAFF and am looking forward to building on the EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT momentum of 2017. CCA, in its strategic Billy Gatlin plan, has set an ambitious agenda for the next five years and starting strong in 2018 is critical VICE PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS to achieving the vision of the association – Justin Oldfield Californians value cattle production as an indispensable benefit to our state. DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS A key part to achieving this vision is Kirk Wilbur electing candidates that promote a more favorable environment for California ranchers. DIRECTOR OF FINANCE The 2018 election will be a critical election for all Californians, because we will be electing Lisa Brendlen someone that will likely represent us for the OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR next eight years. Currently, in the race for governor, Jenna Chandler recent polling demonstrates Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a steady lead over PUBLICATION SERVICES Democrat and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Newsome is backed by OFFICE & CIRCULATION 23 percent of those polled with Villaraigos at Office: (916) 444-0845 18 percent. Republicans attorney John Cox and Fax: (916) 444-2194 Assemblyman Travis Allen are only polling at 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. This is MANAGING MAGAZINE EDITOR significant because California’s electoral system Stevie Ipsen features a “top-two” primary – where the top (208) 996-4922 two vote-getters advance to the general election regardless of their party. If polling remains stevie.ipsen@gmail.com steady, California could see two Democrats magazine@calcattlemen.org square-off in the November 2018 election. Another high-profile race, U.S. Sen. Diane ADVERTISING SALES/FIELD SERVICES Feinstein holds a large arly lead over Senate Matt Macfarlane Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon. Voters favor mobile: (916) 803-3113 Feinstein 2-to-1. Given the top-two primary, it FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

office: (916) 434-5970 M3cattlemarketing@gmail.com BILLING SERVICES

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is increasingly likely that Feinstein and de Leon would again square off in the November general election. There is the strong likelihood that in November there will not be a Republican on the ballot for the two highest profile races in our state. This would not only be historic but will likely fuel the continual decline of the Republican Party in California, especially in state politics. It’s extremely likely that Democrats will win every statewide election and maintain two-thirds majorities in both the Assembly and Senate. An early positive sign for CCA is in the race for state treasurer. Former Assembly Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Fiona Ma is an early favorite. If you have attended one of CCA’s “Steak & Eggs” breakfasts over the years, you have undoubtedly heard about her passion for supporting California’s ranchers. CCA has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with her and have been early supporters for her candidacy for State Treasurer. As the political dynamics of our state continue to shift and undoubtedly move to the left it’s critical that CCA adjust its political affairs strategy to reflect this dynamic. This doesn’t mean that we change our positions. It means that we have to change how we communicate our positions and work to expand, beyond our traditional allies, the coalition of those that are willing to promote a favorable business environment for ranchers. Farmers and ranchers enjoy high favorability amongst the general public. If we are not afraid to speak their language I am confident they will not only connect with us and our message but will support our policy positions. We just have to be willing to communicate with them in a way that they understand and resonates with their core beliefs. I am excited for 2018 and look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

SERVING CALIFORNIA BEEF PRODUCERS SINCE 1917 Bolded names and businesses in editorial represent only current members of the California Cattlmen’s Association or California CattleWomen, Inc. For questions about your membership status, contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0845. The California Cattleman (Publication #8-3600) is published monthly except July/August is combined by the California Cattlemen’s Association, 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, for $20/year, or as part of the annual membership dues. All material and photos within may not be reproduced without permission from publisher.

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ON THE COVER This month’s cover photo, titled “Sorting Pairs,” was taken by Alicia Bowen, Glenville, whose photo “Highway to Heaven” was the People’s Choice Award Winner in the 2017 CCA & CCW Photo Contest. To see the results of this year’s contest see page 54.

JANUARY 2018 Volume 101, Issue 1

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2018 elections matter to CCA Where we’ve been and where we’re going

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CCA PRESIDENT David Daley ddaley@csuchico.edu (530) 521-3826

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Antibiotics regulations low down from CDFA Beef is big in China

Beef promotion in the new year

SPECIAL FEATURES Business at the 101st CCA & CCW Convention 2016 & 2017 Van Vleck Award winners Tri T Farms gets CBCIA seedstock nod of approval Red Bluff: Bob deBraga a living legend CCA & CCW Photo Contest winners 2017 CCA Scholarship Winners California CattleWomen mentions and awards Bull buyers paying for results

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CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN ALWAYS AN OPTIMIST CCA president looks forward to promising year by CCA President Dave Daley It was wonderful to see so many of you at our recent CCA Convention. I always marvel at the commitment, interest and passion in our Association, whether it is in development of policy, education, promotion or simply the fellowship of other cattle producers. Our 101st convention was another rousing success, due in no small part to our great staff! As I pen this article, I hope all of you celebrated a wonderful holiday with family and friends. 2017 was a great year for many of us, but we also faced significant challenges. The most obvious were the catastrophic wildfires that raged in all parts of California. In particular, I think of the scope and intensity of the recent fires in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that hit many of our members. I just attended the Ventura County Cattlemen’s meeting this fall and I know many good people who were devastated by the destructive fires in that region. And, this follows the incredible fires in Santa Rosa and the north coast. There is no question that we have entered a new challenge in California with unparalleled fuel loads, coupled with a creeping urban/rural interface with homes dotting what once was “cow country.” Yet, despite these challenges, CCA had a great year. A few highlights from 2017 include the completion of our strategic plan that was unveiled at the convention this year. Watch for more information as the plan will be discussed at upcoming events. Think of this plan as a living document that helps guide leadership and staff throughout the year. I think that you will be pleased with the result. This year also marked the beginning of a series of workshops on grazing public lands in California, both federal lands administered by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as state lands. Our first workshop of the California Public Lands Council was in Susanville last August, attended by ranchers and agency personnel. We need more access on land where grazing has been eliminated without considering the long-term consequences, including increased fuel loads. Watch for these meetings next summer as we move to different regions. Legislatively, CCA was very successful on issues that directly impact cattle producers. Special thanks to Justin Oldfield, Kirk Wilbur and Billy Gatlin for effectively directly traffic in Sacramento (legislative and regulatory), based on policy our membership developed. CCA sponsored a bill, authored by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow and signed by the Governor. AB589 provides regulatory 8 California Cattleman January 2018

relief for water diverters who were forced to comply with SB 88 at significant cost. No, it is not a repeal, but it goes a long way towards saving our members significant resources. There are many other successes to highlight. Most frequently, those involve killing bad legislation --- things like implementing an estate tax in California or giving discretion to CDFW on when to issue a depradation permit for a mountain lion kill. CCA efforts stopped this legislation that would have had negative impacts on ranchers. The California Cattlemen’s Foundation is officially off the ground and running. This is an updated version of POSSEE, a legal 501c3 that will allow us to raise money for education, research and legal issues. We hope to see this Foundation grow in the future. Many thanks to PastPresident Myron Openshaw who has served as chair of POSSEE for years, and is the first chairman of the new foundation. Finally, we are in the initial phase of developing a leadership series to help fill the pipeline for CCA in the future. We are beginning to build a networking and educational program for younger ranchers who are CCA members and actively engaged in production. This provides an opportunity to engage them in CCA earlier and eventually hope they will transition to future leadership roles. As we look towards 2018, I know we will have successes as well as challenges. I am confident that with our staff, membership and leadership, we are moving ahead positively for cattle producers in this state. Sacramento is not an easy place to navigate, but with your guidance and input, we can build relationships that last…and have more victories in the future. Pray for some rain and a strong market! Take are and I hope to see you on spring tour. The best part of this job are the cattlemen and women I meet on the road!


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DUES DOLLARS AT WORK POLICY DRIVEN

CCA RELEASES GRASS ROOTS POLICY FROM CONVENTION From Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, 2017 CCA members gathered at the 101st Annual CCA & CCW Convention to set policy directing CCA staff on a number of issues facing the California cattle industry. Below is a brief overview of new policies and staff directives that were adopted by the membership at this year’s convention. Please note that “WHEREAS” clauses have been omitted for brevity. This list does not include the many resolutions and staff directives that were set to expire but were readopted or readopted-as-amended by CCA membership. To see the full CCA policy book, click “CCA Policy” under the “About CCA” tab at www.calcattlemen.org. Ag & Food Policy BRAND INSPECTION SITE SERVICE FEES BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Cattlemen’s Association author legislation at the request of the Bureau of Livestock Identification to increase the brand inspection site service fee from $12 per visit to $25 per visit for inspections of less than 30 head of cattle and $15 per visit for inspections greater than 30 head of cattle. PERMITS FOR SHOW CATTLE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Cattlemen’s Association coordinate with the Bureau of Livestock Identification and author legislation to establish an annual entry permit specifically for show cattle moved across state lines and back avoiding the need for a producer to seek a brand inspection from the other state prior to moving the cattle back to California. Cattle Health & Well-Being COMPOSTING ANIMAL CARCASSES BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) support pilot projects in Northern California to further explore the feasibility and safety of composting carcasses as a common and legal disposal practice, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that CCA work with interested stakeholders, particularly the Pacific Coast Rendering Association, to ensure that the exploration and 10 California Cattleman January 2018

development of new common disposal practices, including composting, do not economically harm California’s already shrinking rendering industry, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that CCA support the use of public and private funds to facilitate research projects, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, following the completion of the pilot project, CCA seek legislative or regulatory remedies to allow for the onsite composting of animal carcasses where rendering services are not available or such services are not economically feasible. Property Rights & Environmental Management WOLF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) support the protection of cattlemen’s Constitutional rights to operate their ranches and protect their property and animals and to vigorously oppose any government programs that would encroach upon those rights, recognizing that no state action can afford predators rights which override the Constitutional rights of cattlemen, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that CCA support a requirement that a full environmental impact study be conducted to examine the impact of establishing a wolf population in California and that the study should include the health risks posed by a wolf population. STOCK POND REGISTRATIONS — Staff Directive BE IT DIRECTED, that the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) support legislation that codifies a set fee amount in statute for each registered stock pond and establishes a cap on the total fees paid by a water rights holder for registered stock ponds located on a single parcel, and BE IT FURTHER DIRECTED, that CCA support legislation that removes the requirement in law that in order to be covered under a registration, stock ponds must not exceed a ratio of one pond per 50 acres, and BE IT FURTHER DIRECTED, that CCA support legislation to increase the 10 acre-foot threshold for stock ponds eligible to be covered under a registration.


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URGENT: CCA ISSUE ALERT

Request Extension of Time to be Eligible for AB 589 Diverter Self-Certifications In 2017, CCA sponsored AB 589 (Bigelow), signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, which allows diverters of 100 acre-feet of water per year or more to take a UC Cooperative Extension course and self-certify as a “qualified individual” for purposes of installing, calibrating and certifying a water diversion measurement device required by SB 88 (2015) and the Emergency Regulation for Measuring and Reporting the Diversion of Water adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in 2016. Because most diverters of 100 acre-feet per year or more (with the exception of those with diversions-tostorage between 100 and 200 acre-feet per year) were required to install a measurement device no later than July 1, 2017, many who hoped to self-certify have requested extensions of time from the SWRCB. For many, however, those extensions are set to expire prior to the AB 589 courses being made available. To allow diverters to take advantage of the courses, the SWRCB has announced that it will provide extensions of time for complying with the regulations for those interested in enrolling. According to the SWRCB, those

who have not yet filed an extension of time request may do so “at the Water Right Form and Survey Submittal Portal (https://public.waterboards.ca.gov/WRInfo) noting your intent to register for the AB 589 class under Section B of the form.” Because the SWRCB’s system is not capable of processing multiple extensions for one diversion, the SWRCB notes that those who “have already submitted a Request for Additional Time and are interested in taking the AB 589 training class…will need to instead contact the Division by email at dwr-measurement@waterboards. ca.gov.” CCA suggests providing as much identifying information regarding the initial extension as possible when requesting an additional extension. The AB 589 courses have not yet been scheduled. For availability information, the SWRCB advises that diverters monitor the regulation webpage at https://www. waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/ diversion_use/water_use.html. For more information, contact Kirk Wilbur in the CCA office.

2018 CCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Dave Daley

Zone Director 5 Gib Gianandrea

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First Vice President Mark Lacey

Zone Director 6 Bob Erickson

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Second Vice President Pat Kirby

Zone Director 7 Anthony Stornetta

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Second Vice President Mike Miller

Zone Director 8 John Hammon

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Second Vice President Cindy Tews

Zone Director 9 Bud Sloan

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Treasurer Rob von der Lieth

Feeder Council Member Paul Cameron

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Feeder Council Chairman Mike Smith msmith@harrisranch.com • (559) 301-0076

Feeder Council Vice Chair Trevor Freitas trevor@mendescalfranch.com • (559) 805-5431

Zone Director 1 Ramsey Wood ramseywood83@gmail.com • (530) 680-8985

Zone Director 2 Hugo Klopper hugoklopper@frontier.com • (707) 498-7810

POLICY COMMITTEES AG & FOOD POLICY Chair: Jack Lavers Vice Chair: Ramsay Wood

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Feeder Council Member Jesse Larios lariosjess1@gmail.com •(760) 455-3888

At Large Appointee Myron Openshaw openshaw4@gmail.com •(530) 521-0099

At Large Appointee Mark Nelson kmarknelson@gmail.com •(916) 849-5558

At Large Appointee Rob Frost rbmaf@juno.com •(805) 377-2231

Zone Director 3 Wally Roney

At Large Appointee Darrel Sweet

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dsweet@cattlemen.net • (209) 601-4074

Zone Director 4 Mike Bettencourt

At Large Appointee Jerry Hemsted

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cca committee leadership

CATTLE HEALTH & WELL BEING Chair: Tom Talbot, DVM Vice Chair: A.E. “Bud” Sloan, DVM

CATTLE MARKETING Chair: Col. Jake Parnell Vice Chair: Holly Foster

FEDERAL LANDS Chair: Mike Byrne Vice Chair: Buck Parks

PROPERTY RIGHTS & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Chair: Adam Cline Vice Chair: Clayton Koopmann

For more information about CCA’s Board of Directors or commiittees, please contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0845.


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Congregation of Cattlemen POLICY, PROGRESS AND PRODUCER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN RENO by Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen In longstanding tradition, the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and California CattleWomen, Inc. (CCW) Convention, held each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, is an opportunity for members of these organizations to come together for the betterment of their respective groups. Since 1917, that has not changed. At the end of CCA’s 100th year, as cattlemen and women flocked to the Nugget Resort and Casino in Sparks, Nev., for the 101st annual convention, the message was clear that those who drive and direct the ranching industry in California are as convicted in their cause as ever. CCA President Dave Daley, who ranches in Butte County expressed his pride in the group he has been representing for the past year. “It is refreshing to see so many of us with the same purpose coming together to navigate through our changing political climate,” Daley said. “We might not always agree on the small stuff or how we will get where we are going, but we each come to these events with the goal of improving our livelihood for the future.” With policy progress always on the forefront of the issues at CCA meetings, Daley says something that separates the ranching community from other industries is that cattlemen and women genuinely enjoy working with one another, even when they don’t see eye-to-eye. “Convention serves as an opportunity not just to talk strategy but to also catch up with our counterparts around the state who we generally only see at industry events,” Daley said. “In such a broad state, geographically, politically and culturally, seeing each other and having face-to-face interactions is essential to understanding how different beef

production is across the state of Allied Industry Council,” Nunes said. California.” “Our livelihood depends on ranchers One way that CCA has helped and ranchers depend on the products producers learn more from one that these businesses produce. This another and get the most out of trade show and other programs their convention experience is to sponsored by the Allied Industry consolidate speakers and topics into Council are our way of supporting the larger sessions that gather members industry and saying ‘thanks’ for the into a common location. Historically, support ranchers give us.” many of the events speakers were Other programs that the Allied heard in committee meetings and with Industry Council support include so many standing policy committees, youth sponsorships and scholarships, many people missed out on key recipients of which are selected at information if they happened to be the convention each year. This year in another committee meeting. The 19 up and coming beef enthusiasts new format allows the membership received money from the scholarship to be assembled together for the bulk selection panel. In fact, the scholarship of the convention while breaking out interviewers actually found a way to to committees for the policy-writing give more money than was originally process. planned – a total of $25,500. The new format also allows convention attendees more time to ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 visit the tradeshow, which this year featured over 75 exhibitors from the beef community and the Allied Industry Council. While this year’s convention location was the same, the trade show location at the Nugget expanded to a larger area, allowing for trade show entertainment, more room for mingling and dining while exploring all the options vendors had for cattlemen CCA President Dave Daley speaks at the open session and women to improve their of the convention. ranching operations. Allied Industry Council Chairman Heston Nunez, who represents Cargill Beef, said the new trade show format was well received by convention attendees and vendors who come to the convention to show their support of the cattle industry in California. “Our relationship with CCA is a longstanding one and is beneficial to CCA and to the CCA First Vice President Mark Lacey shares the CCA businesses who belong to the Long Range Plan with members.

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Pictured (l to r): Cal Poly’s Aaron Lazanoff with Sierra Valley Ranchers Katie, Weston, Carolyn and Rick Roberti.

Cargill Beef ’s Charles Fuller, Heston Nunes and Black Ricken with North American Meat Institute’s Rosemary Mucklow.

Mike and Wendy Hall represented Vintage Angus Ranch in the trade show and catch up with friends Fresno State’s Randy Perry, Ph.D., and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Shane Strickler

Trade show exhibitor Ryan Ludvigson, with Col. John Rodgers, Celeste Settrini and Rita McPhee.

Athena and Billy Flournoy with Bernice Hagata

Ken McGarva, Lucy Rechel and Bill Talbot

Modoc County Cattlemen’s President Jess Dancer with Yolo County President Adam Cline

Western Video Market’s Holly Foster and Enzabac’s Geoff Gates

Jean Barton, Nellie McPhee and CCW President Cheryl Foster

Wendy and Seth Scribner

Jim Vann of Wraith, Scarlett, Randolph Insurance with CCW First Vice President Callie Borror.

Joan Hemsted with Bill Thomas Past CCA President Tom Talbot, DVM, with Bayer’s Bret Davis and Tulare County’s John January 2018 California Cattleman 15 Hammond.


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expressed to the audience. “I for one am an optimist and of all the not-sogreat information I hear about how hard it is to be a rancher, I think if we can look out our window and see pristine land that we are privileged to work on each day then we still have it pretty good.” When all was said and done

and convention attendees departed the three-day event, optimism was certainly in the air as ranchers headed to their respective areas of California where they were determined to keep providing the best protein, land stewardship and animal care for consumers in California, across the U.S. and all around the world.

According to Allflex’s Tom Pollich, who has sat in on the interviews for several years, this year’s pool of candidates was especially deserving. “Agriculture students never seem to make our job as interviewers easier,” Pollich said. “But this year was exceptionally hard. We have a set number of dollars we can give out and we usually adhere to that number but this year we dug a little deeper to make sure even more dollars could go to benefit the future of this industry.” With so much talk surrounding the history of the association, it was refreshing to know that CCA’s leadership also has the future in its sights and is strategizing what the future may hold for the now centennial organization. CCA Modoc County’s Parks Ranch was awarded the Society of Range Managment’s 2017 Excellence First Vice President Mark Lacey, in Range Management Award during the CCA & CCW Awards Banquet. Independence, reported in one of the general sessions a plan that has been taking place at CCA for the past few month to ensure the long-term success of CCA. “In preparing to construct a thorough and effective long range plan for this association, a good amount of planning had to first take place,” Lacey said. “With representatives in each production sector in all areas of the state, we feel this plan is going to CCA President Dave Daley recognizes Outgoing CCA Second Vice President Mike Claude Loftus as the 2017 Top Hand Winner bring about positive results for our Williams was recognized for his service with a custom belt buckle. association. There are benchmarks to for his recruitment efforts. He is the winner of a custom saddle. gauge how effective the plan is that will help us keep moving CCA in a positive and productive direction.” More specific information about this long range plan will be shared in this publication in coming months. While the policy process is paramount to the purpose of CCA, the convention always provides a wide range of education to producers. This year nationally-acclaimed speakers Global AgriTrends Founder Brett Stuart CattleFax’s Duane Lenz provided a market shared expertise on succession shared a global beef outlook during the update in the annual CattleFax Breakfast. planning, market forecasts, animal second general session. health and genetics, new regulations facing producers in 2018 and much more. Though some of the topics can seem daunting to beef producers, the fact remains that as long as consumers want their product, the challenges facing the ranching world are still worth the effort. “Sometimes we get so much negative information that it can Del Miles, DVM, shared unique insight on State Veterinarian Annette Jones spoke about be hard to see the positive,” Daley cattle vaccination. the new antibiotic rules as they apply to 16 California Cattleman January 2018

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Double Honorees

CCA bestows honors on foothill abortion scientists from the CCA Office Administrator Jenna Chandler

The annual convention of the California Cattlemen’s CCA/CCW convention, himself has been awarded this Association and California CattleWomen, Inc., is an exciting monumentous honor! Alongside researchers, veterinarians time to plan for the future. Forward thinking about policy, and those who have dedicated their lives to the industry, procedure and strategy for the upcoming year for both the this year’s recipients clearly fit well in such a stellar group association and the operation back at home tend to take of award winners. center stage. It’s also, though, a great time to take a step Past CCA President and Owens Valley Rancher Tom back and recognize the things and people that have gotten Talbot, DVM, Bishop, presented the award this year and us this far to begin with, and the CCA & CCW Awards had the honor of introducing award recipient, Jeffrey Stott, Banquet is the event that does just that. Ph.D., immunologist, researcher and professor at the UC Many awards and commendations are given on awards Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. On what seems to banquet night and the 2017 dinner event was no different. be the eve of the development of a commercial vaccine to From raffle and top hand winners to the recognition of combat the scourge of Foothill Abortion Disease, Talbot outgoing officers, guests were reminded just what dedicated described an entire career’s worth of dedication to that and hard working people support the association with all of end. From initially identifying the pathogen all of the way the usual awards given. through the extensive field trials, Stott’s work has clarified This year though, was even more special as an all understanding of the disease and paved the way toward additional honoree was recognized for one of CCA’s fighting it. For so many affected by the disease, with a highest honors, the Gordon K. Van Vleck Memorial Award. resolution in sight, it was no surprise he was being honored. During his lifetime, Gordon Van Vleck was described by That wasn’t the end though. This year, the audience his peers as a true statesman of the California beef cattle was in store for somewhat of an unexpected surprise. After industry. He served as president both of CCA and the National Cattlemen’s Association, was co-chairman of the ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 23 merger resulting in the creation of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and was also the California Chamber of Commerce’s Livestock Man of the Year in 1966. First given in 2007, this particular award bearing Van Vleck’s name and prestige is unlike any other that the association awards. Not given every year simply out of necessity, but only as deserving individuals are identified and nominated, nominees for this award are not to be ranchers themselves, but those who have made significant contributions to the beef cattle industry. Since its inception, this prestigious award has been bestowed upon such notable names in the beef industry as Dr. Bert Johnson, John Maas, DVM, and Randy Perry, Ph.D. Even John Ascuaga, founder CCA President Dave Daley and Past President Tom Talbot, DVM, recognized and original owner of the Nugget Hotel and Jeff Stott, Ph.D., and his reseach associate Myra Blanchard for their longtime committment to the California beef industry by honoring them with the 2016 Casino that has now become synonymous with 22 California Cattleman January 2018

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 his accolades were received and the clapping subsided, when he normally would have returned to his seat, Talbot actually asked Stott to remain at the podium. He went on to explain that Stott had actually been nominated for the award last year, in 2016. Because of his fieldwork on the vaccine trial, though, he couldn’t be at the awards ceremony to receive it, making him officially the 2016 Gordon Van Vleck Memorial Award winner and for 2017, someone else had actually been nominated. He went on to describe 2017’s winner as there from the beginning right along side Stott, the only other person who could match Stott’s dedication to the Foothill Vaccine Program, the brains behind so much of the permitting, paperwork and the work in the lab that makes the trial possible, and although somewhat more behind the scenes, truly the backbone of the project. He then welcomed up to the podium the 2017 Van Vleck Award Winner Myra Blanchard, lab manager and fellow researcher at UC Davis. After getting over the initial shock of being recognized as well, Blanchard made her way up to the front as Talbot recounted a story that proved just how much of her literal blood, sweat and tears have gone

into the program. After describing a certain incident involving a rogue heifer taking Blanchard out at the knees, flying head over boots, only to get right back up with a smile, the crowd erupted in laughs and applause, offering appreciation and clearly understanding just how big of an impact these two researchers have had, and will continue to have, on the industry and just how deserving of this esteemed award they really are. Though at somewhat of a loss for words, Stott briefly took the microphone to express his humility in being given CCA’s prestigious award alongside his longtime research partner, who also happens to be his wife. “This disease and this vaccination has been my life’s work,” Stott said. “It has truly been my greatest honor to not just work to find a cure for a disease that has plagued this industry for generations but to also do it on behalf of the hardworking cattlemen that have become friends.” As far as many CCA members and leaders are concerned, even the prestige of this honored award, seems small when compared to the contribution of a lifetime of work from the 2016 and 2017 Gordon K. Van Vleck Award winners, Jeffrey Stott, Ph.D., and his devoted colleague, research associate and partner Myra Blanchard. There will never be a way the industry can truly pay them back for their service. This award, though, is a start.

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CBCIA

Seedstock Producers OF THE YEAR

TRI T FARMS – JOHN, KELLI & LANE TOLEDO from the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association

The California Beef Cattle Improvement Association selected John and Kelli Toledo of Tri T Farms as their 2017 Seedstock Producer of the Year. The award was presented during the 101st California Cattlemen’s Convention recently held in Sparks, Nevada. Located in Visalia, and operating in Tulare and Kings counties, Tri-T Farms/Toledo Ranches has been in the purebred Angus seedstock business since 1980. Their family currently runs 90 head of registered Angus females. A spring calving operation, calving starts in early January and then rolls right into artificial insemination (A.I.) season the first two weeks of April. Their herd bulls are turned out by April 25th in order to try and maintain a 75-day calving window. They develop their bulls and females at Snyder Livestock Co., in Yerington, Nev., after backgrounding calves post-weaning at home for a minimum of 70 days. They have a comprehensive vaccination program,

which includes BVD testing, worming and the use of trace minerals. In 2010, Tri T began DNA testing the cowherd and herd bulls with Pfizer (now Zoetis) HD 50K, in addition to each calf crop. The DNA testing has created tremendous opportunity to advance the selection process for both the replacement females and herd bull prospects. Ultrasound has been in the protocol for more than 20 years in the collecting of carcass measurements for both bulls and females. The use of A.I. and embryo transfer (E.T.) have been a part of their program dating back to the mid-1980s. The goal has always been to

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produce cattle that excel from both a phenotypic and genotypic standpoint. The main focus in the Tri T program is to continue to provide seedstock and commercial customers with cattle that work well in each environment and/or program, while at the same time improving the quality of our cowherd. Tri T markets their bulls as long-yearlings, through the Silveira Bros. “Partners for Performance” Bull Sale each September and private treaty off the ranch in the fall each year. Females are marketed through the Silveira Bros. “Partners for Performance” Female Sale each October and private treaty off the ranch in the fall as well. Tri T does all it can to be good stewards of the Presenting the 2017 CBCIA Seedstock Producer of the Year Award land. They have a natural waterway that borders are (L to R): CBCIA Board Member Celeste Settrini, Award winter native pasture, where their entire cowherd Winner John Toledo; and CBCIA Vice President Rita McPhee. spends the calving season. The cattle are fenced out of the waterway and rely upon pumped well water cattle as early as one day old is truly an amazing practice for their drinking source. and has allowed for the early identification of genetically The cowherd runs on irrigated pasture throughout superior individuals within the herd. This enables them the spring and summer. They work at employing best as a producer to better manage the cattle and hopefully control for mosquito abatement for standing water and make better decisions in regards to the direction of the also regularly spray weeds and burn foxtail along pasture program itself. edges. John currently serves as a director on the Tulare Tri T has developed some significant changes most County Cattlemen’s Association Board. Kelli recently recently along with the help of modern technology. finished up two terms (six years) serving as a director The most recent change has been the implementation for the Tulare County CattleWomen. Both have been in their program relating to winter feeding and members of the California Cattlemen’s Association and backgrounding of weaned calves. A bale processor California Beef Cattle Improvement Association since was purchased in 2016, which allows the feeding of the late 1990s and the American Angus Association processed blended hay for the winter feeding of the calving cowherd. The added implement has aided in the since they started in the seedstock business. Having both served on the National Junior Angus prevention of grass tetany with the ability to incorporate Association Board of Directors during their junior show correct amounts of alfalfa with our grain hay as a feed careers, they have given back to youth as members of source. The processor also has helped a great deal with how they feed their weaned calves in the backgrounding the California Angus Association (11 years combined), 4-H (20 years combined as beef and/or organizational phase. leaders), and John’s work as a director and officer on the The use of A.I. will always be at the top of the Tri California Beef Cattle Improvement Association Board. T list of important technology. It has been nd will In 2016, their son Lane started his show career at continue to be a major influence in the operation. John jackpot shows and peewee showmanship contests. He is has been breeding the cows himself since he went to focused on developing his own herd of cattle, starting A.I. school as a young teenager at a nearby dairy where out with four bred heifers and a cow-calf pair, where he he completed an A.I. course. has his first year of making breeding decisions under his E.T. follows closely in terms of importance when belt at the age of 7. it comes to the ability to propagate offspring from CBCIA is proud to recognize John, Kelli and superior females within their program. It also has Lane Toledo as this years Seedstock Producer of allowed the introduction of new cow families from the Year. Their commitment to their ranch and their within the breed to their herd. DNA testing has become the most recent use of tireless devotion to our industry is second to none. technology in their program. The ability to genetic test Congratulations Tri T Farms! January 2018 California Cattleman 27


JAKE PICKERING JOINS AMERICAN ANGUS STAFF AS WESTERN REP The American Angus Association welcomes Jake Pickering of Oroville, as the organization’s newest member of the regional manager team. Pickering begins his role Jan. 8 and will represent Region 11, which consists of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. As a regional manager, Pickering will serve as a boots-on-the-ground representative for the association and will attend various cattle events, sales and activities throughout the territory. Regional managers are responsible for helping cattle producers identify and accomplish herd goals, educating members on new programs and services, and they serve as a marketing resource for Angus breeders. “Jake has a passion for the animal industry, specifically in cattle, and he has a strong rapport with industry leaders and influencers,” said American Angus Association CEO Allen Moczygemba. “His work ethic and experiences in the agricultural industry will benefit our membership greatly in the western regional area.” Pickering graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He served as the Texas A&M assistant livestock judging coach during the last year of his college career.

“It’s an exciting time for the Angus breed and an honor to work for the American Angus Association,” Pickering said. “I can’t wait to hit the road and get to personally meet the members of my vast territory. It’s an area I have a strong passion for, and I hope to be of service for registered Angus producers.” Angus breeders in Territory 11 are encouraged to get in touch with Pickering and ask him questions about association programs and services or for help locating Angus seedstock. Regional managers also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through the Association, including advertising through the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin, The Angus Report and other avenues. Prior to his time at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M livestock judging team where he was recognized as an All American, based on his success in both the classroom and livestock judging contests. While on campus at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club and interned with the State Fair of Texas. For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.

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Red Bluff Bull Sale Shares One Secret to Its Success by Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen

uccess never comes by accident. It takes hard work, sacrifice and often learning from past trial and error. The one ingredient that is required in a recipe for true success is passion for what you do. The love of the game may very well be the reason why many volunteer organizations are among the most successful in any sector of society. The men and women who have fueled the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale Committee since its inception in the 1940s are long on love for what began as a Hereford bull sale. That simple one-breed bull sale has grown into a long-standing family tradition for many – a tradition that runs several generations deep in some families. While many of those integrally involved in the Red Bluff festivities have had lifelong ties to Tehama County, Bob deBraga, who began a long road as a Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee member 50 years ago, was not born and raised in Tehama County. Nevertheless he has laid roots that have deepened as his family has grown. Though deBraga stepped off the board in 2012 after 44 years on the committee, it seems next to his own family, the longevity of the 77-year-old stock sale may be among deBraga’s proudest accomplishments. “When Bob made the decision to step back from the Red Bluff Committee, he felt like he had served his time and was eager to see what the next generation of cattlemen could do for the committee,” deBraga’s wife Waynette said. During his tenure on the bull and gelding sale committee, 19 years of which he served as chairman of the committee, deBraga has seen the event grow from the aforementioned Hereford bull sale and small gelding sale to a literal one-stop shopping opportunity for everything a true stockman might need on his ranching operation: Quality cattle, capable stockhorses, reliable cowdogs and a tradeshow that boasts everything from ATVs and feed to ranchwear and horse tack. According to deBraga’s son Dusty, who now serves on the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale Committee himself, there is a lot that has changed about Red Bluff over the decades but the principles it started on are the same. “Red Bluff standards have never weakened,” Dusty deBraga said. “We could allow more consignors and more 30 California Cattleman January 2018

cattle and horses if we lowered our standards but maintaining standards is what has kept Red Bluff a long time leader in the ranching industry.” Dusty says it is also the same principle of maintaining standards that has made his dad a wellrespected fixture in the ranching community in Tehama County and beyond. Born and raised near Fallon, Nev., Bob deBraga was educated in a one-room school in the community of Stillwater from first through eighth grade. His family was in the farming business there and though the community was tiny, deBraga said it afforded him every opportunity he needed to be a success at what he enjoyed most. From athletics to student government DeBraga never was one to shy away from the chance to get involved. He was deeply involved in the national FFA organization and went on to serve as state FFA President for the state of Nevada in 1954 and 1955. After high school graduation, deBraga volunteered for Army service, but shortly after was discharged due to an old football injury. Bob and Waynette were married in 1956. A student in the school of hard knocks – better known as life – deBraga got much of his education cowboying under ranchers in the tough country of Dixie Valley, in Elko County Nevada. In 1963, Bob and Waynette and their children Dusty and Dena, made the move to Tehama County. Still under 30 years of age, deBraga went to work for East Coast businessman Bill Keehler who had purchased the legendary Charlie Stover Ranch which became known as


the Dye Creek Ranch. DeBraga put his business-minded skillset and his cowboy handy work to the test and quickly caught the attention of local ranchers who were impressed with his cando attitude and willingness to get involved in the local cattle community. Many still tell stories of how deBraga was the one who brought the idea of branding with a rope to Tehama County during that time when most local ranchers still branded with a calf table or squeeze chute. In 1968 deBraga joined the Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee, the same year that legendary Jack Owens also came on board. The two joined the ranks of trailblazers like Bill Owens, Abner McKenzie and Jack Alford. “Working with the men that were so instrumental in the bull sale’s success is something I never take for granted,” deBraga said. “From those men to even some of the cowboys I learned from as a young man, one thing is for sure, I had some daggum good teachers.” deBraga says despite the hard times the bull sale experienced, he always felt it was a good fit for him. Not only was it a lifestyle he lived every day, but it was something he felt was right. “Early on, I recognized that the sale committee’s philosophy was like mine.” deBraga said. “Everything was for the betterment of the industry, not for any one individual. No committee member ever took a dime. They wanted local cattle to be better and they wanted local ranchers to ride better horses. I just don’t know that any of the original guys knew it would eventually grow into what it is today.” Though integrally involved in the evolution of the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, deBraga was also a student-turned-teacher in the ranching business as a whole. From managing ranches and cowboying to working with bureaucrats at the state and national level, those who know deBraga say he was never one to back down from a challenge. “Being a cattleman comes with plenty of hardships but Bob was always up for a challenge,” Waynette said. DeBraga says his involvement on the policy side of the industry was essential to his livelihood as a ranch manager. “My job was to make ranch operations profitable for absentee owners with addresses in Boston and New York. If I wasn’t profitable, I would be out of a job. Educating myself and being active in cattlemen’s groups was important to my job not just to the industry. The way I see it is if you are going to be in a fight, you better put up your best fight. That is one main reason I got involved with various groups,” deBraga said. In 1973 and 1974 deBraga served as president of Tehama County Cattlemen, and served as a director of the California Cattlemen’s Association and chairman of CCA’s Livestock Identification committee. After 24 years at the Dye Creek Ranch, Bob and Waynette moved to Paisley, Ore., in 1986, where he managed the ZX Ranch for 10 years. Comprised of 1.4 million acres of private and public lands, the ZX Ranch was one of the largest contiguous in the nation, running more than 10,000 mother cows in the high desert ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 32

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 31 of Eastern Oregon and over 8,500 head of yearlings in throughout the Western U.S. deBraga became very involved in the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and served as chairman of the founding board of the Oregon Rangeland Trust. Additionally, deBraga was member of the board of directors for Tri-State Livestock Credit Corporation for 10 Pictured (l to r) are Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee Members: Bill Owens, Jack Alford, Abner years. In 1997, while at McKenzie, Bob DeBraga, Jack Owens, Joe Giambroni, DVM, Glenn Eidman and Bill Verdugo. the ZX Ranch, deBraga we had guys like Bob who never threw in the towel.” received the U.S. Forest Owens also expressed that none of what deBraga Service award for excellence in range management, accomplished would have been possible without his “for extraordinary efforts in restoring productivity to “perfect partner,” Waynette, who complemented private and public range lands” working with The Nature everything deBraga did for the committee and the ranches Conservancy, Weyerhauser Company and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, State of Oregon and he worked on. Despite his tough exterior, Waynette said something Forest Service. that might surprise people about Bob is that he is a In 1996 he moved to Burns, Ore., where he managed compassionate, kind person. the Quinn River Crossing Ranch at Denio, Nev., the Island “Bob loves people and loves helping them,” Waynette Ranch, Leathers Ranch and South Silver Creek Ranch said. “If there was anything hard about his years of service in Burns for Denny Land and Cattle Company. These on the Red Bluff Committee it is that managing a staff ranches ran several thousand head of cows and raised could be trying and sifting consignors’ bulls out of the alfalfa and grass hay. sale was never easy. He was involved because he enjoyed Bob and Waynette have moved back to Tehama people and wanted them to be happy.” County after 10 years managing the Denny ranches. Like Today, the deBraga’s family, Dena deBraga Hendricks most stockmen, deBraga never formally retired. Still as and Dusty and Shanna deBraga and grandchildren Casey sharp as a tack at selecting a great stockhorse and still Hendricks Owens (Roy), Clint Hendricks, Megan and abreast of nearly every issue facing the ranching industry, Fallon deBraga are all involved in the beef cattle business. he helps son Dusty on many of the same ranches that he “It is very special to us both that our children started working years ago in California. He spends a lot of and grandchildren have taken a liking to the industry,” his time in his leather shop where he makes leather riding equipment and braids rawhide reins, riatas. He also repairs Waynette expressed. “We have two great kids who have been very successful in their own right but it makes us very cowboy equipment and saddles. proud that they also have an interest in the lifestyle that Red Bluff Bull Sale Chairman John Owens says he has meant so much to us.” has known deBraga and worked with him since he very In many ways, deBraga’s life reflects that of the Red first arrived in Tehama County at 26 years of age and that if he had to choose one thing that stands out to those that Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale Committee as a whole. Both have set out to selflessly improve an industry. Both have know him it is that he is a true cowboy who lives by his worked tirelessly to see that industry progress. And, now word. recognized individually as leaders of that same industry, “Men don’t come more straight-forward and honest than Bob,” Owens said. “He brought a lot of new ideas to deBraga and those who committed to the betterment of this area and to the bull sale and if it weren’t for his ability the ranching community – in Red Bluff and beyond – can to see the future and push toward progress, this event may confidently look back and on a trail well traveled and nod not have survived to become one of the true western icons in approval of the success they have accomplished on behalf of their own generation and for the ones that still in this business. Today we have great sponsors and we couldn’t do it without them. But before we had sponsors, lie ahead. 32 California Cattleman January 2018


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VET VIEWS 2018 ANTIBIOTICS RULES NOW IN EFFECT

STATE VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE BREAKS DOWN REGS from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Even under the watchful eye of the most experienced livestock care givers, by the time an animal shows noticeable signs of illness, injury from the disease has already occurred. As technology may improve our ability to detect and diagnose bacterial infections in animals, the need to have the appropriate drug available in order to treat, control or, in limited circumstances, prevent disease in an animal will always be a priority (4.5 FAC § 14402). The best chance for a good outcome is to provide the proper course of treatment as soon as possible. It is essential for remotely located livestock producers to know who they can call for veterinary care and what options are available for purchasing the appropriate drug necessary to treat, control and prevent disease in a timely manner. As of Jan. 1, a prescription from a California licensed veterinarian (within a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship [VCPR]) will be required for the use of all medically important antibiotics in California livestock (4.5 FAC § 14400-14408). These include all antibiotics for which a prescription is currently required (Excede, Nuflor, Draxxin, etc.), plus a few others, like penicillin (PPG) and oxytetracycline (LA-200, -300, Biomycin, etc.), that previously could be purchased over-the-counter at California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) licensed retailers. Veterinary Prescriptions • If a veterinarian decides that the appropriate use of a medically important antibiotic is necessary to treat, control, or in some cases prevent disease: before dispensing the drug, the veterinarian must offer the

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client a written prescription that the client may choose to have filled by the veterinarian or by any pharmacy registered with the California Board of Pharmacy (9 BPC § 4170). • Veterinarians must notify the client in writing that they have a choice to obtain either the medication or a written prescription, and that they shall not be charged for the written prescription (16 CCR § 2032.2(c)). This may be posted in their place of business. • Veterinarians, by law, cannot dispense or prescribe a drug for a period of time inconsistent with the medical condition of the animal or group of animals for which the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship is established or the type of drug prescribed. In addition, the drug cannot be prescribed for longer than one year from the date the veterinarian examined the animal(s) without examining the animal again (16 CCR § 2032.1(c)). Options for Filling Prescriptions • Veterinary Food Animal Drug Retailer (VFADRs): Licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy, can fill prescriptions for pick-up or delivery. Your veterinarian may be able to suggest a VFADR, or you can look up licensed VFADRs at http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/ about/verify_lic and select Veterinary Food-Animal Drug Retailer under Facilities. To get a complete list, do not enter any sorting criteria before clicking on “Find.” Use the license information to look up the retailer’s contact information, and ask the retailer how they will accept prescriptions and options for purchasing antibiotics. • Licensed Pharmacies: Ask your local pharmacy if they will carry veterinary livestock drugs as of Jan. 1. Search for your local licensed pharmacy at http://www. pharmacy.ca.gov/about/verify_lic and select Pharmacies under Facilities. • Licensed Online Pharmacies: Several veterinary internet pharmacies are registered with the California Board of Pharmacy to fill prescriptions in the state. • Your veterinarian: Veterinarians may dispense medically ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 36


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 34 important antibiotics to their patients within a valid VCPR, but they cannot fill prescriptions from veterinarians outside of their practice (BPC, Ch 9 § 4170), except under limited circumstances (16 CCR § 2032.25). Your veterinarian may also be able to suggest other options for filling a prescription in your area.

Businesses that Would Like to Sell Prescription Antimicrobials: • Facilities that wish to sell medically important antibiotics not in feed* in California must apply for a license with the Board of Pharmacy. Applications and requirements for facilities and the designated representative may be found at http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/applicants/vet. *Livestock: Use of Antimicrobial Drugs law does not change where medicated feed can be purchased. The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is an existing federal requirement that went into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

How to Access Antibiotics Beginning in 2018

Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship If finding options to fill prescriptions is challenging in (VCPR): your area, please contact your veterinarian or CDFA AUS • It is the veterinarian’s obligation to establish a VCPR at CDFA_AUS@CDFA.CA.GOV to address potential before practicing veterinary medicine, unless the patient solutions. is a wild animal or the owner is unknown (16 CCR § 2032.1). • While in general, telemedicine is permissible within an existing VCPR, the Veterinary Medical Board is on record that it is below the acceptable standard of care to establish a VCPR over the phone or by means of an electronic device. In an emergency care situation, advice may be given Plant On Dryland Plant If Your Pivot Only Pumps 400gal/ telephonically or by other electronic means until the patient On the Market can be seen by or transported to a port Never a Re ill for 29 years veterinarian. of Winter K (and still unbeatable) Greenway • The three criteria that must be met in order to establish a valid VCPR include (16 CCR § 2032.1): 1. The client has authorized Alfalfa the veterinarian to assume This Alfalfa has been called a tetraploid anomaly by alfalfa responsibility for making medical breeders. On the market for 25 years, and being improved twice, judgments It remains the highest yeilding, low water alfalfa on the market! regarding the health of the animal, including the need for HERE’S WHAT GROWERS ARE SAYING: medical treatment "We plant 360-D every year, and we now have over 1000 acres. We took a second cutting when many 2. The veterinarian has sufficient other growers in our area only cut once." knowledge of the animal(s) to Bruce Davenport - Goldendale, WA initiate at least a general or "We planted 360-D in an irrigated field that was very short on water. Side by side was field with normal preliminary diagnosis of the water. The 360-D yielded with the well irrigated adjacent field! No difference in yield!" medical condition of the Ryan Telford - Richfield, ID animal(s). This means that Alan Greenway √ Will produce AT LEAST 80% of crop with 50% of water the veterinarian is personally Seedsman √ Will produce a subsequent cutting after water is gone acquainted with the care of the √ Plant on dryland/ guaranteed to out yield Ranger or Ladak animal(s) by virtue of √ Plant under pivots that only pump 400 gal/ • an examination of the animal √ Plant on fields that have only early season creek water • or by medically appropriate and √ Plant under end guns on pivots timely visits to the premises Over 40 Years Experiance √ Plant in the late fall with your dormant seeded grasses where the animals are kept, and Greenway Seeds Caldwell, ID 3. The veterinarian has assumed w w w. g r e e n w a y s e e d a n d i n d u s t r i e s . c o m Alan Greenway We have sold out by March 1st each of responsibility for making medical 208-250-0159 (cell) the last 3 years. Order early! 208-454-8342 (message) judgments regarding the health of the animal and has communicated with the client a course of treatment appropriate to the circumstance.

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January 23 - 27, 2018

Tehama District Fairgrounds • Red Bluff, California Tuesday, January 23 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m.

Kick-Off Breakfast, Merck Animal Health, Don Smith Pavilion Sifting & Grading of all Range Ready Calving-Ease and Range Ready Bulls, Don Smith Pavilion

Wednesday, January 24 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m.

Sifting & Grading of all Halter Calving-Ease and Halter Bulls, Don Smith Pavilion Trade Show and Art Show Open - closes at 7 p.m. Working Stock Dogs - All dogs work outside Buyer & Consignor Dinner - $20/person. Fairgrounds Cafeteria. Cocktails 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Youth Activity Fund Raffle: 7:30 p.m. and Auction of Red Bluff’s Buckin’ Best Bull Riders

7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 5 -8 p.m. 5:45-7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Geldings shown at halter, in age order, youngest to oldest. Pauline Davis Pavilion Trade Show and Art Show Open - closes at 7 p.m. Western Video Market Internet Feeder/Female Sale presented by Animal Health International/Elanco, Don Smith Pavilion Geldings - Dry, Trail and Cattle Works, Pauline Davis Pavilion Art Show Wine & Cheese Tasting, Hosted by Raley’s, Gem Building Clinic/Deomonstration, presented by Zoetis, Pauline Davis Pavilion Geldings - Conformation Horse Selected. Followed by working cows dogs, Pauline Davis Pavilion

8 a.m.

Geldings - Cutting, Snaffle Bit/Hackamore, Stock Horse and Team Roping contests followed by selection of the Craig Owens Ideal Ranch Horse, Pauline Davis Pavilion Trade Show and Art Show Open. Art Show closes at 7 p.m. Trade Show closes at 9 p.m. Clinic presented by Zoetis. Don Smith Pavilion Working of stock dogs - Final Round - work outside Sale of stock dogs, Don Smith Pavilion Doors open for Gelding Sale, Pauline Davis Pavilion Ag Social Sponsored by Chico State College of Agriculture, Fairgrounds Cafeteria Information: Sarah DeForest (530) 898-3737 or Shelley Macdonald (530) 527-1941 Vic Woolery’s Famous Tri-Tip BBQ before & during the gelding sale. $10/person. Pauline Davis Pavilion Sale of Quarter Horses and Paint Geldings Presented by Rolling Hills Casino. Pauline Davis Pavilion. Admission is $10/person. Tickets available at door, or call office

Thursday, January 25

Friday, January 26 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4-7:30 p.m.  4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 27 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m.

Trade Show and Art Show open. Art can be removed at 2 p.m., Trade Show closes at 7 p.m. Sale of all bulls, presented by Zoetis, Don Smith Pavilion Red Bluff’s Buckin’ Best Bull Riding, presented by Cinch Jeans, featuring top cowboys going head-to-head with the rankest bucking bulls & broncs in rodeo! Party & Dance immediately following Pre-Sale General admission: $20/person, $25 at door; Arena Floor Seating Pre-Sale $30/person, $35 at door:; V.I.P. Premier Seating, Parking, Reception, Appetizers: Pre-Sale $75 or $80 at door

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2018 Gelding & Stock Dog Consignors Geldings

CONSIGNOR(S)........................................... CITY, STATE

Alvis, Brant & Shannon........................................Klamath Falls, OR Anthony, James.......................................................... Red Bluff, CA Antich, Jamie & Breanne........................................... McCleary, WA Barton, Jim........................................................................Carey, ID Boone, Mike & Lake, Carolyn...................................... Graham, WA Bourdet, Wyatt & Lacy.................................................. Hollister, CA Bruner, Duane.................................................................Curtis, WA Buckingham, Tom or Carmen........................................Bruneau, ID Cada, Wayne & Jody..................................................... Caldwell, Id Cameron, Duncan........................................................ Chilcoot, CA Cannon, Pat & Carey................................................... Standish, CA Chance, Jeff or Ginger................................................... Ballico, CA Chrisfer, Tamara......................................................... Red Bluff, CA Christofferson, Dean........................................................Vernal, UT Cook, Denton....................................................................Smith, NV Davis, Peggy.......................................................Klamath Falls, OR Downey, Tim..................................................................... Butte, MT Dunlap, Julie.................................................................Williams, CA Edsall, Clayton..............................................................Oakdale, CA Famosa Cattle Co...................................................... Chiloquin, OR Ferriera, Brooke............................................................Acampo, CA Ferriera, James........................................................... Lockford, CA Fishburn, Peggy............................................................. Ogden, UT Freitas, Eric............................................................Santa Maria, CA Garfinkel, Jim & Katie................................................. Plymouth, CA Grider, Leigh................................................................... Orland, CA Hammack, Johnny..................................................... Chiloquin, OR Harold Robertson 2007 Trust......................................Paradise, CA Hawk, Dave.................................................................... Charlo, MT Hawkins, Cody & Lori...................................................Oakdale, CA Heaton, Chad....................................................................Delta, UT Holbrook, Kip.............................................................Glenwood, AR Holman, John & Shelley...........................................Brentwood, CA Hook, Kyle.................................................................. Sheridan, OR Huntsberger, Brian & Mary Kate............................Paso Robles, CA Jones, Rick & Linda................................................... Stevinson, CA Kurtz, Dan & Sydney...........................................Klamath Falls, OR Lagrande, Mike.............................................................Williams, CA Ledford, Dan..................................................................Oroville, CA Lopeman, Ashtin......................................................... Red Bluff, CA Loverin, Katie................................................................. Atwater, CA Macauley, Lisa..............................................................Oakdale, CA Martin, Rich.......................................................................Delta, UT Messersmith, Trevor........................................................... Galt, CA Meyers, Dan......................................................................Delta, UT Milhouse, Monte & Sylvia................................................ Elfrida, AZ Neubert, Bryan...............................................................Alturas, CA Newman, Jenny....................................................................Bly, OR Otley, Dusty & Andrea....................................................... Adel, OR

Owens, Bert & Anne................................................... Red Bluff, CA Owens, Kenneth......................................................... Red Bluff, CA Phillips, Kathryn..................................................Laguna Beach, CA Quintana, Rex.........................................................Weatherford, TX Ralph, Mike & Pam................................................Grants Pass, OR Rammerstorfer, Christian...............................................Oroville, CA Sparrowk, Jack & Bev................................................Clements, CA Sponseller, Dylan........................................................... Caldwell, Id Swensen, Clint......................................................... Palo Cedro, CA Taylor, Tracy...............................................................Yuba City, CA Thiel, Brian...................................................................Hinckley, UT Thompson, Randy.......................................................Yoncolla, OR Van Sickle, Wes.........................................................Eatonville, WA Vogt, Chet & Angela.................................................. Elk Creek, CA Ward, Billy................................................................. Chiloquin, OR Westbrook, Dana..........................................................Oakland, CA Wright, Justin......................................................... Santa Maria, CA

Stock Dogs

Jaime Gonzalez...................................................Klamath Falls, OR Kirk Winebarger................................................................. Post, OR Mason Winebarger............................................................ Post, OR Dewey Smuin................................................................ Terreton, ID Rocky Brown.......................................................... Indian Valley, ID Brian Jacobs.................................................................... Wilton, CA Jeff Clausen...................................................................... Melba, ID Craig Eddins...............................................................Tensleep, WY Sheri Jo Prose............................................................. Williams, OR Ken Carel...................................................................... Buckley, WA Bryan Neubert................................................................Alturas, CA Robin Brown........................................................... Indian Valley, ID Hays’ Border Collies..................................................... Mabton, WA Mike Canaday..............................................................Coalinga, CA Mike Estrada.................................................... Santa Margarita, CA Richard Daybell............................................................Fairview, UT Cody Christensen........................................................Woodruff, UT Clarence Holdbrooks.............................................Lemon Cove, CA Mandi Post...................................................................Wallowa, OR Kevin Hancock................................................................. Fallon, NV

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2018 Bull Consignors Balancer Angus

CONSIGNOR..................... CITY, STATE Avila Cattle Co............................. Clements, CA Bar KD Ranch...................................Culver, OR Bar-N-Bar Angus Ranch..............Montague, CA Barry Ranches............................. Gresham, OR BV Ranch.......................... Shingle Springs, CA Cardey Ranches..............................Turlock, CA Casillas Cattle.................................. Lincoln, CA CB Ranch.........................................Gerber, CA CC Cattle Co........................ Klamath Falls, OR CE Cattle........................................ Gustine, CA CE Cattle........................................ Gustine, CA Charron Ranch..............................Paicines, CA Cooper Cattle................................ Oakdale, CA Double D Cattle........................Terrebonne, OR Downey, Sydney...........................Lebenon, OR England Ranch............................ Prineville, OR England/VX Livestock.............Powell Butte, OR England/VX Livestock.............Powell Butte, OR Flint Hill Angus....................... Copperopolis, CA Ford Cattle Company........................ Sutter, CA HAVE Angus......................................Wilton, CA Hogan Ranch....................................Gerber, CA Jackson Mtn. Angus...............Winnemucca, NV K Bar D....................................... Redmond, OR Little Shasta Ranch.....................Montague, CA Newton’s Angus...........................Montague, CA Oak Ridge Angus..........................Calistoga, CA Owings Cattle.........................Powell Butte, OR P&M Waltz Ranches.................. Wheatland, CA RAW Cattle Co................................Rocklin, CA Rocking PH Ranch.........American Canyon, CA Rusher’s 4R Ranch...................Wilsonville, OR Sammis Ranch..................................Dorris, CA Schmidt Cattle Co........................Stevinson, CA Simmie Angus...........................Santa Rosa, CA Spencer Cattle Co............Rancho Murrieta, CA Strickler Livestock.............................Orland, CA Sunbright Angus Ranch................Red Bluff, CA T&S Livestock...................................Gerber, CA TH Cattle Co................................Elk Grove, CA The Bull Mart.....................................Burns, OR The England Ranch..................... Prineville, OR TJ Stroing Cattle...........................Red Bluff, CA Twinpine Angus Ranch........................ Adin, CA Wulff Bros. Livestock.................. Woodland, CA

Cardey Ranches..............................Turlock, CA Louie’s Cattle Service........................Burns, OR NN Bar Ranch............................... Creston, WA

Charolais

Avila Cattle Co............................. Clements, CA Bianchi Ranches................................ Gilroy, CA Broken Box Ranch......................... Williams, CA Cardey Ranches..............................Turlock, CA Cedar Creek Charolais............Myrtle Point, OR Macfarlane Livestock............... Cottonwood, CA Quinn Cattle Co...........................Elk Grove, CA Rafter DN Charolais...............Powell Butte, OR Romans Ranches Charolais............ Harper, OR Lauryn Brown............................Strathmore, CA

Hereford

Barry Ranches............................. Gresham, OR Chandler Herefords....................Baker City, OR CX Ranch.....................................Pomeroy, WA Dewar Farms.............................Bakersfield, CA Emmanuel Polled Herefords... Moses Lake, WA England Ranch............................ Prineville, OR Genoa Livestock..............................Minden, NV Gohr Cattle.....................................Madras, OR High Desert Cattle Co..............Canyon City, OR Kudlac Herefords.................... Grants Pass, OR Lambert Ranch............................... Oroville, CA Macfarlane Livestock............... Cottonwood, CA Madsen Hereford & Angus..........Livermore, CA Morrell Ranches............................. Willows, CA Oak Knoll Herefords......................Flournoy, CA Sonoma Mt. Herefords.............Santa Rosa, CA The England Ranch..................... Prineville, OR Y Cross Herefords........................Bonanza, OR

LIM-Flex Haugen Cattle......................... Los Molinos, CA

Maine Anjou Bailey Cattle Co............................... Colusa, CA Brocco Show Cattle....................... Sonoma, CA Macfarlane Cattle Co.................... McArthur, CA

Polled Hereford

Apache Polled Herefords....... Cathys Valley, CA

Barry Ranches............................. Gresham, OR Bianchi Ranches................................ Gilroy, CA CE Cattle........................................ Gustine, CA Dewar Farms.............................Bakersfield, CA Emmanuel Polled Herefords... Moses Lake, WA Hannan Family Farm.......................Molalla, OR Haugen Cattle.......................... Los Molinos, CA High Desert Cattle Co. ............Canyon City, OR Lambert Ranch............................... Oroville, CA Macfarlane Livestock............... Cottonwood, CA Morrell Ranches............................. Willows, CA Murphy Herefords..............................Wilton, CA Rocking K Herefords........................Salem, OR Santos Hereford Ranch.................... Hilmar, CA

Red Angus

Bianchi Ranches................................ Gilroy, CA CB Ranch.........................................Gerber, CA England Ranch............................ Prineville, OR High Summit Cattle Co............... Redmond, OR Kool Breeze Red Angus...................... Adin, CA Lazy J Red Angus........................ Prineville, OR Owings Cattle.........................Powell Butte, OR Wild Aces Ranch......................Terrebonne, OR

Simmental

Hinton Ranch..................................Klamath Falls, OR Hinton Ranch Simmentals................... Montague, CA

Shorthorn

Cardey Ranches.............................. Turlock, CA

SimAngus

Bar-n-Bar Ranch..........................Montague, CA Double D Cattle........................Terrebonne, OR England/VX Livstock...............Powell Butte, OR EV Show Cattle.................................Wilton, CA Gohr Cattle.....................................Madras, OR Hinton Ranch Simmentals...........Montague, CA Little Shasta Ranch.....................Montague, CA Newton’s Angus...........................Montague, CA Strickler Livestock.............................Orland, CA T&S Livestock...................................Gerber, CA England/VX Livestock.............Powell Butte, OR Hinton Ranch Simmentals...........Montague, CA Little Shasta Ranch.....................Montague, CA Strickler Livestock.............................Orland, CA Teixeira Cattle Co.................. Pismo Beach, CA Double D Cattle........................Terrebonne, OR T&S Livestock.................................. Gerber, CA

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SAV THUNDERBIRD 9061 SELLING THE FIRST SONS OF OHL Basic Steel 1176B

OHL BASIC STEEL 1176B

BW

WW

YW

MK

MB

REA

-.6

56.2

86.1

12.1

.29

.79

4 Halter • 3 Range Ready

SIRE OHL BASIC STEEL 1176B OHL BASIC STEEL 1176B OHL BASIC STEEL 1176B ZEIS REAL STEEL A23 GRS SUBSTANCE B405 GRS SUBSTANCE B405 GRS SUBSTANCE B405

BW +.6 +.7 +1 +1.0 +1.2 +.5 +.6

WW +56 +60 +57 +57 +52 +59 +55

YW +87 +91 +84 +87 +81 +91 +86

MILK +18 +16 +16 +15 +27 +23 +14

MARB +.28 +.34 +.38 +.33 +.39 +.57 +.36

RE +.64 +.54 +.58 +.39 +.47 +.45 +.33

FAT -.021 -.024 -.02 -.02 -.009 -.033 -.022

530-842-3950

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STRICTLY WINNERS From the outfit that brought you the 2016 Champion Simmental and $16,000 High-selling bull and the 2017 Reserve Champion SimAngus bull!

Featuring high $EN Sons of

VDAR Black Cedar 2014 Complete Performance and I50K Evaluation!

2016 RESERVE CHAMPION SIMANGUS BULL Selling 2 Angus Powerhouses and2 SimAngus studs including Lot 431 who is a full brother to the 2017 Reserve Champion, pictured above.

LOT

SIRE

BW

WW

YW

MB

RE

$EN

205 206 207 208 209

WULFFS BLACK CEDAR 626 WULFFS BLACK CEDAR 623 WULFFS 602C-622 WULFFS SIGNATURE 619 WULFFS CAPTALIST 613

2.7 5.3 .4 3.2 -1.0

60 61 40 48 48

108 105 72 83 87

.24 -.02 .59 .52 .68

.40 .52 .14 .57 37

15.20 8.41 18.78 .46 -.30

Videos of sale bulls will be available at www.wulffbrotherslivestock.com.

2018 OFFERING SIRED BY: C&C PRIORITY 1428 EXAR PVF INSIGHT 0129 PLAINVIEW LUTTON E102

Contact Carl for more information at (916) 417-4199.

CARL & HEIDI WULFF

WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA E-MAIL: CWULFF@LSCE.COM

SHANE STRICKLER • ORLAND, CA •(530)570-6634

HAVE ANGUS AND CUSTOMERS ARE COMING TO RED BLUFF LOADED WITH QUALITY! 8 Angus and 3 SimAngus loaded with Quality and Uniformity! Many 1/2 and full brothers! Featuring sons of Pokerface!

ROCKING PH RANCH BRINGING 4 ANGUS BULLS!

Low birth • featuring HAVE Angus Genetics and a Black Granite son

HAVE ANGUS DELIVERS 3 ANGUS POWERHOUSES 2 Pokerface sons and a full and half brother to the Oregon State Fair Champion Angus Bull

3 SIMANGUS STANDOUTS FROM EV CATTLE

GREENE POKERFACE 1304 Reg No: 17534307

All sired by Combustible and two are maternal bros to the 2008 Red Bluff Champion Angus Bull

RAW CATTLE CO., REX AND WYATT ROSEMAN, BRING ONE TOP SON OF FIRST IMPRESSION BE PART OF A WINNING TEAM THAT BRINGS RED BLUFF’S BEST YEAR AFTER YEAR! BW WW +2.4 +54

YW MK +106 +16

MB RE FAT +.58 +.34 +.033

Jim, Karen & Elizabeth Vietheer: (916) 687-7620 (916) 834-2669 jimvietheer@frontiernet.net

Darrell, Reba & Mac Hansen: (707) 328-9349 darrellhansen1@hotmail.com Mel Hansen: (707) 478-2662

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HAVE Angus

www.haveangus.com


Jerry Baker > 208.739.3449 Samuel Mahler > 208.739.0475

2175 Bench Rd. Vale, OR 97918 Email: baker.baker@fmtc.com

Genetic Excellence Sale Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Vale, Oregon

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1 p.m.

SEllinG 150 AnGuS bullS, 16 to 17 monthS old, SirEd by:

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• • • •

S A V RESOuRCE 1441

S A V BRuiSER 9164

Connealy Reflection x Hoff limited Edition S C 594

Rito 707 of ideal 3407 7075 x S A V 8180 Traveler 004

CEd BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $B +3 +2.1 +63 +121 +29 +.70 +.54 +57.88 +166.03

CEd BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $B -1 +4.1 +71 +133 +20 +.13 +1.01 +54.34 +123.64

CEd +10

WR Journey-1X74 S Chisum 6175 Raven Power Hitter 1341 Thomas Game On 21366

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S A V Bismarck 5682 x S A V 004 Predominant 4438 BW WW YW MilK MARB RE $W $B +.3 +67 +118 +18 +.21 +.64 +63.04 +128.94

Thomas ultimate 1891 Rathbun double Vision B629 Baker Excitement 3830 Baker Mentor 3244

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Mahler Cattle Co., Vale, Oregon

MATT MACFARlAnE MARKETinG Matt Macfarlane: 916.803.3113 www.m3cattlemarketing.com

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YOUR NORTH STATE SOURCE FOR CALVING EASE, MATERNAL & PERFORMANCE IN VOLUME YEAR AFTER YEAR!

WE RAISE THE HEREFORD HERD BULL KIND! OUTSTANDING NUMBERS • OUTSTANDING PHENOTYPE OUTSTANDING QUALITY

The Reserve Winter Bull Calf Champion at the 2017 Western Nugget National Show Sells as Lot 277

O’CONNELL CONSENSUS 2705

CED BW WW YW MK MB RE FAT

CX 2185 ADVANCE 1671

OWNED BY SAMMIS RANCH & O’CONNELL RANCH CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

MB

RE

+9

+.3

+54

+87

+27

+.69

+.35

+1.9 +4.1 +59 +98 +32 +.15 +.37 +.066

OFFERING 4 TOP QUALITY CALVING-EASE ANGUS SPRING YEARLING BULLS BY 2705 AND 2 SONS OF V D A R BLACK CEDAR!

LOT

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

MB

RE

FAT

278 276 280 279

+6.9 +4.2 +5.4 +2.1

-1.3 +2.9 +2.0 +2.0

+45 +61 +59 +54

+80 +102 +100 +82

+28 +28 +39 +34

+.31 +.17 +.11 +.024

+.31 +.50 +.50 +.18

+.059 +.086 +.080 -.018

BILL COX

CELL: 509-566-7050 • POMEROY, WA 99347

CX

RANCH

a PRoven champion

SELLING THE RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION HEREFORD BULL FROM THE WESTERN NATIONAL NUGGET IN RENO A herd bull with power, substance, length, performance and look! GOHR BREW MASTER 6079

DOB: 7/12/2016 • AHA Reg. #: 43788003 SIRE: JCS HOMEBREW 4616 ET • MGS: CRR ABOUT TIME 743 WW

YW

SC

+3.9 +48

BW

+78

+0.9

MK

MB

REA

FAT

$CHB

+26 +0.20 +0.29 -.024

+28

GRAND DAM, BF FLIRTATIOUS 713T ET WAS A DENVER CHAMPION!

GOHR BREW MASTER 6079

Contact us about Hereford and Simmental bulls available at the ranch!

Brad, Dawn, Fallon & Gunnar Gohr Madras, Oregon • (503)932-6494

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“Best of the Best” 325 HEAD SELL

150 Hereford Bulls • 65 Angus Bulls

38th Annual Production Sale Monday, February 26, 2018

INCLUDES 2-YEAR-OLDS, JUNIOR AND SENIOR BULLS. COMPLETE PERFORMANCE DATA INCLUDING EPDS, SCROTAL MEASUREMENT, ULTRASOUND AND CARCASS DATA.

Catalog Available at www.hereford.com

Selling Sunday Evening: 40 Hereford Heifers

At the Ranch • Bruneau, Idaho

11 Angus Heifers • 50 pregnant recips due Fall 2018

Live internet Bidding at

Lot 13 • C 5280 105Y CATAPULT 7036 ET

Lot 84 • C CJC 5280 MCKEE 7257 ET

Lot 21 • C 4212 BLACK HAWK 7057 ET

these lots were in Colyer’s 2015 string of pen bulls at Denver! BW

2.1 WW

57

YW 83

MK 39

IMF -.01 URE .63

A calving ease, maternal young sire with power. He is a well made bull with lots of body and muscle. His mother “4038” is one of the good young donors in the breed. She is a daughter of “1311” a full sister to “Miles” and the donor dam of 2017 National Champion “Double Your Miles.”

Lot 59 • C 5192 BAILEES VIC 7180 ET

BW

4.7 WW

58

YW 90

MK 28

IMF .18

BW

3.4 WW

57

YW 84

MK 27

IMF .06

URE .61

This one has as much look and eye appeal as any. Smooth made and great front end with a perfect hip and hind leg. He should sire some tremendous females. His mother is one of our standout young donors that has a great udder.

URE .61

Lot 89 • C 4088 WILDCAT 7270 ET

BW

2.8 WW

50

YW 37

MK 37

IMF .37

URE 54

LOT 172 • CCC RESOURCE 7050

Lot 256 • C 1008X 7325 ET

4.6 WW

57

YW 92

MK 35

IMF -.02 URE .59

March polled female that has all the right pieces. She blends together “Bailee” and “1008X” who have been the most consistent producers of National Champions for us. She is a dark red, deep-sided female that will make a great breeding tool.

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

BW

1.2 WW

59

YW 108 MK 20

MB

.21

1.7 WW

54

YW 87

MK 30

IMF .17

URE .52

Lot 50 • C 5280 KAT 7138 ET

First sons of herd sire “5192” who was a member of the 2016 Unique individual that has as much red as you could want on one. pen of bulls and sold to King, Micheli and Sonoma Mountain. Powerful built and out of a great young donor “4088.” One of the This is a well bred prospect who blends together some of our most maternal oriented young sires available that blends together most elite donors “2052” and Bailee” into one pedigree. He is a some of the breed’s most consistent cow makers. With his look and genetics he should sire the cattlemen’s kind in volume. deep sided, soggy made horned calf.

BW

BW

One of the unique breeding tools in the offering. First sons of the two time Fort Worth Champion “Black Hawk Down” out of a full sister to “Wildcat.” Low birth with tremendous performance and look. He is a rare combination.

BW

4.3 WW

64

YW 75

MK 28

IMF .01

URE .47

Tremendous phenotype and quality in this young polled prospect. His full sisters have topped past sales and we will have two full sisters to him in the Denver string. He will be a member of our Denver pen.

LOT 185 • CCC BLACK GRANITE 7080

REA .89

Powerful son of “Resource” with extra ribeye and performance. This one is bred to sire extra muscle shape and pounds to a set of cattle. Big square hip and lots of body width. He ranks in the top 4% of the breed for REA.

BW

0.8 WW

58

YW 99

MK 20

MB

.57

REA .72

This is a correct well made son of “Black Granite” who has proven to be one of the best sires we have used in recent history. His daughters are some of the nicest young females we have with excellent disposition and udder quality. This young prospect has been a standout all along and is made as well as any.

31058 Colyer Road Bruneau, ID 83604 Fax: (208) 845-2314 January 2018 California Cattleman 45


BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD

ONE OF CHINA’S MOST INNOVATIVE RESTAURANT CHAINS WELCOMES U.S. BEEF from the U.S. Meat Export Federation menu and see how Chinese consumers receive this restaurant concept. “This is the kind of dining experience that is beginning to take hold across Asia, and it’s encouraging to see Peter’s Gourmet in China add U.S. beef because the concept should move a lot of product consistently,” said Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific. “Our competition has a big head start on us, but getting U.S. beef in here will give exposure to more consumers and help us gain momentum.” TCI holds a very influential position in the China HRI sector today, said Liang, who noted that U.S. beef black Angus striploin and ribeye have initially been placed on the chain’s menus. Early reports show that U.S. beef is doing well against its competition. “Peter’s management has reported that since the initial launch, U.S. beef sales volume in some of the chain’s stores has grown from just 5 percent to 50 percent of total sales,” said Liang. Several media outlets and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) joined USMEF in the ceremony welcoming U.S. beef. The event featured an American-style barbecue that included U.S. beef chuck eye roll, top blade and clod heart. More than 80 TCI employees attended, and some of them took part in a U.S. beef cutting training held earlier in the day. The training was one of several cutting sessions conducted by USMEF in and around Shanghai. China reopened to U.S. beef in mid-June after an absence of more than 13 years due to a BSE-related suspension. Through September, beef exports to China totaled 1,102 metric USMEF conducted a beef cutting training session prior to a ceremony welcoming U.S. beef tons valued at $12.5 million.

Making progress on what is expected to be a long path toward building the U.S. beef market in China, The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently participated in several trainings and promotions, including a ceremony that welcomed U.S. beef into one of the country’s most innovative restaurant chains. These activities were funded by the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and the Beef Checkoff Program. Getting U.S. beef on the menu at Peter’s Gourmet, a beef bar concept launched in Shanghai two years ago, was a huge win, USMEF Marketing Director Ming Liang said. “Since the first restaurant opened, customers have been able to select their cut of beef from U.S. competitors and have it grilled right there at the counter as the customer watches,” said Liang. “The cook places in the cut a flag from its

originating country, so it is nice to see the American flag all over the Peter’s Gourmet grills.” The new concept is described as “fast food steakhouse,” where customers can choose not only where the meat comes from, but also how it is prepared. The cut is served on a convenient tray that allows them to eat at a table or on the go. Described as a convenient and consumer-friendly concept, Peter’s Gourmet is also part butcher shop, with cuts of beef from different countries available for purchase without cooking. Peter’s Gourmet is operated by Topping Cuisine International (TCI), a major food importer, distributor, meat processor and restaurant chain operator based in Shanghai. Three weeks before the welcoming ceremony, a USMEF delegation known as the U.S. Beef China Roadshow visited a Peter’s Gourmet on its Shanghai stop to sample the

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As Seen in The Nevada Rancher Magazine

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IMPROVING PREDICTABILITY

American Hereford Association Releases BOLT Genetic Evaluation from the American Hereford Association The American Hereford Association (AHA) released the first updated expected progeny differences (EPDs) and corresponding accuracies using the Biometric Open Language Tools (BOLT) genetic evaluation software Dec. 4. The new genetic evaluation also includes two new traits, Sustained Cow Fertility (SCF) and Dry Matter Intake (DMI), and updated profit ($) indexes. “It’s long been our goal to provide Hereford breeders the most advanced and reliable genetic evaluation possible,” says AHA President Kevin Schultz. “This new genetic evaluation gives us one of the best tools to identify breedleading genetics at a faster pace than ever before.” Due to the industry-leading Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) program, in its 17th year, and the current 53,000 Hereford genotypes on record, the AHA is poised for a stronghold in the DNA era, making Hereford cattle even more predictable. Last year the Association pursued a genetic evaluation overhaul to allow for better use of genomics in its evaluation. “BOLT provides a more robust evaluation by calculating true accuracy on animals,” says AHA Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement Shane Bedwell. Utilizing BOLT, all factors associated with contemporary group makeup will be accounted for in the calculation of true accuracy. This genetic evaluation system moves away from a full multi-trait model, decoupling models to better estimate traits of interest. It also modifies contemporary group structure to allow for as much data as possible to affect the evaluation. In addition, BOLT utilizes a cutoff strategy which only includes animals born after 2001 and animals related by three generations of pedigree. “A genetic evaluation backed solely by Whole Herd TPR data strengthens the evaluation and takes out selection bias that occurred pre-Whole Herd TPR,” Bedwell says. Hereford breeder Jack Holden, Valier, Mont., was a member of the advisory committee - comprising of cattlemen and the scientific community - who was tasked with reviewing the new genetic evaluation.

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“The process of generating the new genetic evaluation was really outstanding, and I feel comfortable with where we’re at now,” Holden says. “BOLT will give us better, more accurate indications of genetic potential in our animals. Any time we can identify that quicker, along with finding cattle that fit phenotypically, we can make faster genetic progress to improve our herd.” NEW TRAITS AND UPDATED $INDEXES Released with the new genetic evaluation are two new traits: SCF and DMI. The AHA’s new SCF EPD is a prediction of a cow’s ability to continue to calve from three years of age through 12 years of age, given she calved as a two-year-old. The EPD is expressed as a deviation in the proportion of the ten-possible calving’s to twelve years old expressed as a probability. “The new SCF EPD is a powerful tool,” Schultz says. “In a commercial cow herd, longevity and fertility are profit drivers. We’re providing a new tool for that purpose.” Feed intake records from AHA research projects and breeder data collection have been analyzed in a genetic evaluation to predict DMI EPDs. Reported in pounds of feed consumed per day, this EPD characterizes genetics for intake, with a lower numeric value being associated with less feed consumed on a dry matter basis. SCF and DMI will now be included in the AHA $Indexes, along with other economically relevant traits (ERTs), including carcass weight (CW) and mature cow weight (MCW). DMI and CW will be included in all three AHA $Indexes to help predict the cost associated with feed inputs and measure the end-product pounds that are critical for profit. “SCF will replace scrotal circumference as the predictor of fertility and be a large contributor to both maternal indexes,” Bedwell says. “Adding these ERTs into the profit indexes will provide a more robust and comprehensive selection tool for commercial producers to select Hereford bulls to be used on Angus based cows.” EPDs will be released once a week, an increase in frequency from the previous 10 times a year.


SELLING 20 SONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER

264E SimAngus™

W/C Executive Order x 9514 Donor

SELLING 60 SONS & GRANDSONS OF LOCK N LOAD

285E Purebred Simmental Lock N Load x Dream Catcher

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th 12:00 NOON SALE TIME AT THE RANCH 27262 424th Avenue Emery, South Dakota 57332

Selling 325 Head! SELLING 30 SONS OF HOOKS CORNERSTONE

84E Purebred Simmental CCR Anchor x 8543 Donor

185E SimAngus™

Hooks Cornerstone x Lock N Load

155 YEARLING BULLS •••

35 STRONG AGED BULLS •••

100 REGISTERED BRED HEIFERS •••

35 COMMERCIAL BRED HEIFERS ADJ 205 WT. 945 LBS

0266E Purebred Simmental W/C Red Answer x Shear Force

ADJ 205 WT. 915 LBS

OFFERING THE ENTIRE CROP OF RED BRED HEIFERS!

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27262 424th Avenue, Emery, SD 57332 Home: 605-825-4219 • Dale 605-661-3625 Scott 605-682-9610 • Jared 605-933-1661 Call or email for a sale book, or visit www.WerningCattle.com Eberspacher Enterprises Inc.

6026D Purebred Simmental W/C Bullseye x Y770 Donor Safe to Leachman Cadillac

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Val & Lori Eberspacher 507-532-6694 Val Eberspacher Cell 612-805-7405 Email: sales@ebersale.com 2904 County Road 6, Marshall, MN 56258

Catalog also online at www.ebersale.com

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COUNCIL COMMUNICATOR CHECKING IN ON YOUR BEEF CHECKOFF Big things Planned for Beef Promotion in 2018 by Jill Scofield, director of producer relations, California Beef Council As we welcome 2018, the California Beef Council (CBC) team is ready to hit the ground running with a new year of integrated marketing campaigns, educational programs and awareness-building activities designed to share beef ’s positive messaging with consumers. “California beef producers should be proud of the work being done on their behalf by the California Beef Council. As we plan for 2018 and beyond, our strategic priorities will be growing consumer trust in the beef industry, showcasing beef ’s value for the consumer and highlighting the sustainability of the beef industry,” says Rick Wolery, the outgoing CBC board chair. “The programs and activities planned for the coming year will continue to position California’s beef industry in a positive light with our consumers.”

Growing Consumer Trust

important training to this audience will help empower them to recommend beef to more patients and clients. The CBC’s registered dietitian position continues to be funded by the Kansas and Nebraska beef councils, helping bolster the impact of California producers’ checkoff investment. Our new Director of Food and Nutrition Outreach, Damon McCune, will work in the coming year to help health influencers feel more comfortable about recommending beef by addressing their concerns, building relationships with key influencers, and serving as a resource for the nutrition community. According to McCune, “The health influencer benefits from learning about beef ’s health attributes, and is often provided with the opportunity to gain continuing education credits, in addition to learning about new tools for counseling patients or clients. On the other hand, the positive image of beef increases, and will hopefully increase beef demand as well. Although a nutrition influencer may not always eat beef, they may feel more comfortable recommending it to their clients after participating in a CBC Nutrition Outreach program.”

We’re all too aware that consumers increasingly have questions about (and harbor a fair amount of skepticism for) where their food comes from, and it seems this is particularly true for those involved in the animal protein business. Getting in front of consumer audiences with positive beef messages has long been a CBC priority, but as we continue to evolve our programs, a strategic priority will be growing public trust in the ranchers and beef producers who bring high-quality protein from the pasture to consumers’ plates. Through our various programs, the CBC team will work to foster consumer trust through a number of efforts, including providing information about different aspects of ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 52 beef production across multiple platforms targeting consumers; communicating information about topics such as cattle care, food safety and sustainability; engaging influencers in multiple industries to share beef ’s story with their customers, clients and patients; providing producers with education and resources to help share this story through their own efforts; and more. Increasing consumers’ trust of beef ’s health and nutrition benefits will also be a cornerstone of CBC programs this year. One important method of doing so is educating health influencers on the growing body of beef The California Beef Council is comprised of a variety of individuals from the beef nutrition research. Sharing this production chain who work to direct the use of Beef Checkoff Program funds in information and providing this the state of California.

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Orion Beef Group

Western Classic Bull & Female Sale

Monday, February 26, 2018 100 Yearling Red Angus Bulls 50 Registered Spring Calving Cows

Reputation Red Angus and Hybreds

Symons Development Center • Madras, Oregon • 1 PM PST A Sample of the Superior Outcross Bulls Selling in this Power Packed Event Outstanding Herd Bull Prospects in this Offering! ID

Reg #

BD

7025E

3723187

1/12/17 100.8 219 56 17 -3.9 76 130 23 0 13

MPPA

HB

GM CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MB

6

YG

CW

RE

BF

19 1.04 0.12 42 0.47 0.06

Independence x Conquest x Epic R397K • Big time herd bull prospect! Incredible spread and a great cow family!

5L Independence 560-298Y Great calving ease bull that is leaving his maternal mark on the Breed!

7089E

3722807

1/28/17 99.43 214 56 14 -5.6 69 120 24 3 14

7

Independence x Redemption x Packer • Solid bull both ways for Herdbuilder and Gridmaster indexes!

7144E

3722827

2/5/17 101.71 203 56 10 -4.4 86 142 20 0 19

Platinum x Redemption x Packer • One of the top herd bull prospects to sell anywhere this season!

7046E

3722831

1/20/17 98.86 197 54 11 -3.3 71 122 19 -3 17

18 1.02 -0.02 33 0.36 0.00

6

17 1.13 0.20 48 0.43 0.07

6

17 0.77 0.01 38 0.61 0.0

Independence x Epic R397K x Packer • This bull stacks three of the best Red Angus bulls of all time!

Pounds are Where the Dollars are and this Group Can Offer as Much as Anywhere in the Country! ID

Reg #

BD

7229E

3722109

2/24/17 109.6 158 54

MPPA

HB

GM CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MB

6 -1.2 97 159 22 3 22

Platinum x Hobo Design x Big Sky • Incredible growth genetics backed up by a 109 MPPA dam!

7116E

3723077

1/31/17 104.8 135 54

7 -0.5 91 150 12 4 10

YG

CW

RE

BF

8

12 0.70 0.19 63 0.49 0.06

3

12 0.69 0.02 59 0.58 0.01

Titonka x Harmony x Packer • Feed efficiency and high growth all in one package! Dam sports a 104 MPPA!

7033E

3722275

1/16/17 106.55 178 55 10 -4.9 85 143 21 -1 17

5

Platinum x Deniro x Conquest • Awesome Calving Ease to Yearling Spread! One of the best in the breed!

7063E LSF MEW Platinum 5660C The first sons to sell out of this breed changing herdsire!

3722625

1/23/17 106.29 164 55 12 -4.4 80 132 15 1 15

4

14 0.76 0.16 48 0.83 0.11 13 1.19 0.29 42 0.02 0.07

Bourne x Beter Answer x P707 • 111 AWR in this great spread and growth bull! Dam posts a 106 MPPA!

We All want to Build Great Cowherds - this Offering has the Bulls that can do it! ID

Reg #

BD

7172E

3722833

2/10/17 100 203 53 14 -4.7 69 111 27 4 12

MPPA

HB

GM CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MB

8

YG

CW

RE

BF

18 0.71 0.10 29 0.31 0.05

Redemption 4422B x Night Calver x EXT 8628 • This bull is built for maternal excellence and should sire great females!

7060E

3722483

1/23/17 96.67 196 54 13 -3.9 62 104 21 3 16

6

17 0.78 -0.21 26 0.81 -0.01

Independence x Complete x Packer • Great herdbuilder bull that balances both ribeye and marbling as well!

7062E

3722785

1/23/17 93.71 195 53 12 -5.5 62 97 24 1 17

Tyson x Epic R397K x Big Sky • Multi-trait balance in this outcross bull!

7210E

3722835

2/22/17 93.14 192 53 12 -3.7 64 101 22 -1 16

0

19 0.76 0.04 20 0.40 0.05

3

18 0.87 -0.04 24 0.42 0.01

Sure Shot x Herdbuilder x Conquest • Solid herd bull that really is outstanding for the Herdbuilder Index!

We Pride Ourselves in Producing Calving Ease Bulls in Volume! H2R Profitbuilder B403 Putting everything together to produce multi-trait balance sons!

ID

Reg #

BD

7235E

3722779

2/26/17 94.86 176 52 16 -5.9 58 93 24 3 16

MPPA

HB

GM CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MB

4

YG

CW

RE

BF

15 0.76 0.16 17 0.19 0.08

Conqueror 4208B x Takeover x New Chapter • Superior calving ease bull that can still get things done on other fronts!

7013E

3723169

1/4/17

99.2 189 55 14 -5.8 58 100 19 -1 15 10

Independence x Premier x Strategy • Not only a calving ease but an exceptional maternal bull!

7166E

3722687

2/9/17 100.57 181 52 14 -5.6 67 100 29 -1 15

6

15 0.97 -0.08 21 0.25 -0.02 16 0.52 -0.06 21 0.50 0.02

Night Calver x Herdbuilder x Julian LT142 • If you want to build a group of females this herdsire prospect is for you!

7054E

3722437

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Promoting Beef’s Value

The CBC has taken a leading role in forward-thinking state-level commodities marketing. For the past two years we have emphasized concepts in our integrated marketing campaigns that boost impressions and engagement with our target audiences both on the path-to-purchase—those opportunities to reach consumers before and after the sale—and at the point-of-sale—the retail site at which the consumer’s planned, spur-of-the-moment or impulse purchase is completed. For 2018, this approach will continue to be refined, with a subtle shift to a concept called Omnichannel Marketing. By definition, Omnichannel Marketing puts the customer at the center of the marketing strategy and recognizes that the customer will jump across multiple platforms on their path-to-purchase journey. Whether on social media, broadcast radio, mobile app, online from a desktop or laptop, or searching on a mobile phone or tablet, customers not only switch quickly between channels, but they actually use multiple channels simultaneously. The CBC approach will be a seamless integration of experiences across platforms, offering a greater opportunity to impact our target audiences with key messages housed in content relevant to them and presented consistently across platforms used in their daily lives. “Each CBC consumer program is different and includes varied media elements from broadcast to digital to social and more. While motivating consumers to choose beef at the meat case is the ultimate driving factor, we want to also engage them on other levels, answer their questions, provide helpful ideas and basically become a trusted resource for them,” says Annette Kassis, Director of Consumer & Brand Marketing. Additionally, the CBC has a long history of building and fostering relationships with retail and foodservice channels throughout the state. These channels of the supply chain are a critical link between the CBC and consumers as they are directly able to connect consumers with beef and influence purchase behavior at the point-of-purchase. While consumer demand for beef remains strong, competition from other proteins like poultry, pork, fish and “alternative meats” such as plant-based and even lab-grown protein continues to grow. Consumers eat a variety of proteins, and extending valuable beef expertise to our supply chain partners enables them to promote and strengthen beef ’s value proposition with their customers. In the coming year, this program area – led by the CBC’s Director of Retail and Foodservice Marketing Christie Van Egmond – will focus on continuing to build upon these relationships, providing educational immersion experiences for influencers in these industries, and leveraging supply chain relationships in order to strengthen the business climate for beef at retail and foodservice.

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and improve their lands, herds and operations will be an important message in the coming years. California benefits from a strong and diverse community of beef producers who are active and engaged in sharing the beef story. Working to strengthen support of this community of advocates’ information, education and sharing of ideas is one way the CBC will help amplify the important message this group has to share, particularly about sustainability efforts. Environmental stewardship and sustainability messages and facts will also be disseminated through our other programs and campaigns, whether they be targeted at consumers, the health and nutrition community, or supply chain influencers.

Efficient Use of Checkoff Dollars

The CBC’s programs are made possible by your beef checkoff investment. For every dollar-per-head collected, only $.50 is retained for statewide programs, with the remaining $.50 going to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) for investment in national campaigns, research, foreign marketing and more. As such, making the most effective and impactful use of California’s checkoff investment in state as vast and diverse as ours is a priority for the CBC team. One way that we accomplish this is working with compatible brand partners to produce multi-pronged, statewide promotional campaigns in which the costs of media and production are shared with the brand partner. In addition to the savings, working with brand partners allows the CBC to talk about beef in new ways, such as through the lens of the promotional partner’s product, and to reach audiences that interact with our partner brands, but don’t necessarily interact with beef on the CBC’s social media platforms. By working with brand partners who focus on similar target audiences and whose product compliments and enhances beef, innovative things can happen in terms of marketing. A recent example of this kind of partnership is the CBC’s December 2017 Holiday Roast promotion, a campaign developed with E&J Gallo’s Louis M. Martini wine label. The program had multiple facets that include in-store point-of-sale (POS) displays, cash-back rebate offers on both wine and beef through the Ibotta mobile app, and a series of native advertising editorial content stories featured on popular news sites in major California urban markets. This promotion included a cash-back rebate offer of $3.50 on any brand of beef roast, 2 lbs. or larger, and is good at any participating California retailer. The CBC’s brand partner, E&J Gallo’s Louis M. Martini wine, also offered a cash-back rebate of their own. When consumers purchased both products and got the rebate, they received a bonus rebate for purchasing both beef and wine. The CBC and E&J Gallo/Louis M. Martini funded their own rebates, and evenly split the funding costs for the bonus rebate. The CBC team is excited for another year of working on your behalf to engage with consumers and influencers in a variety of ways. If you ever have questions or would like more information about the CBC and your checkoff investment, e-mail jill@calbeef.org, visit www.calbeef.org, or find us on social media!


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2017 CCA & CCW

Photo Contest

This year’s contest included nearly 200 photo entries which were evaluated by the judges by category. The judging criteria included clarity and relevance to the California beef industry. After the preliminary scoring and category placements, these ribbon winners were displayed at the CCA & CCW Convention in Sparks, Nev., where meeting attendees could vote on the “People’s Choice” Award. This year’s People Choice Award Winner was Alicia Bowen of Glennville with her photo “Highway to Heaven.”

OUR JUDGES

Shelia Grobosky, Williamsville, Ill. Raised in various facets of the livestock industry in rural Kansas, Shelia is an agriculture communications graduate from Colby Community College and Kansas State University who has spent time in a wide range of positions in the beef industry including public relations at the American Angus Association and industry programs for the Illinois Beef Association. From press releases to livestock photography to event planning, Shelia has done it all and currently works as a public relations specialist for Biozyme Incorporated. She is involved in youth livestock programs and the Livestock Publications Council. Though she has thoroughly enjoyed each of her career opportunities, her favorite job title is that of “mom.” Shelia and her husband Stanlee are raising their young daughter Lily to be a lover of livestock and to appreciate the values of hard work and dedication.

Lauren Scheller Maehling, Phoenix, Ariz. Lauren, a ninth generation Californian, grew up on her family’s beef cattle ranch in Los Alamos on the Central Coast of California. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2007 with a degree in Animal Science, emphasis in Agricultural Business and a Rangeland Resource Management minor. While a student, Lauren was actively involved in the Young Cattlemen’s Committee and served as vice chair of the California Young Cattlemen. In 2010, Lauren moved to Arizona to work for the Arizona Beef Council. As executive director, Lauren enjoys serving Arizona’s cattlemen and women in promoting beef to Arizona consumers.

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1st

2nd

“TOMAHAWK RIBEYE” MARK FARR, SALINAS

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"UMM UMM GOOD” TARA PORTERFIELD, MACDOEL

3rd

"4H & FFA CARCASS CONTEST" CARISSA KOOPMANN RIVERS, MONTAGUE


Rural Life 1st

2nd

"GUARDIAN IN THE STORM" MARGE GARROD, DOYLE

3rd

“TWILIGHT" MARGE GARROD, DOYLE

3rd

“86 AND STILL BRANDING" CHLOE COPELAND, GREENVILLE

"IRONS IN THE FIRE" TERRI ARINGTON, COLUMBIA

People 1st

"YOUNG BUCKAROO" ROGER FREEBURG, SAN RAFAEL

2nd

“FIRST DAY” JENNA MCKINNEY, MCKINLEYVILLE

California Landscapes 1st

2nd

"GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW" HUGH PITTS, PASO ROBLES

3rd

"HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN" ALICIA BOWN, GLENNVILLE

"GRAZING THE HILLSIDE" CARISSA KOOPMANN RIVERS, MONTAGUE

Animals & Wildflife 2nd

1st

"ROUND 1" JANET JONES, OROVILLE

3rd

"A COWBOY’S CREW" HANNAH GILL, EXETER

"DOES THIS GRASS MAKE ME LOOK FAT?" JANET JONES, OROVILLE

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2nd

"LONE COWBOY" KAITLIN HEELY, FRESNO

"LET’S GO" JILL HEELEY, PASO ROBLES

3rd

"BAILEYS ‘N COFFEE COWBOY" JUSTIN DAVIS, PASO ROBLES

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Supporting the Next Generation At the 101st annual CCA & CCW Convention in Sparks, Nev., representatives of CCA’s affiliate groups had the distinct responsibility of interviewing this year’s CCA scholarship finalists, which came from a large pool of impressive applicants from throughout California with unique beef industry interest and experience. The groups represented on the scholarship panel include: Allflex, USA; the CCA Allied Industry Council; the CCA Feeder Council; the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA), representing the Hank Stone Memorial Scholarship; the Livestock Memorial Research Fund (LMRF); and a representative for the Tom Grimmius Memorial Scholarship.

Sarah Klopatek

Animal Science Doctorate Student University of California, Davis $3,000 • Livestock Memorial Research Fund

Royce McPhee-Bayha Agriculture Business California State University, Chico $1,000 • Allied Industry Council

Nathan Yerian

Veterinary Student University of California, Davis $3,000 - Livestock Memorial Research Fund

Paige Davis

Agriculture Education & Scienc California State University, Chico $1,000 • Allflex, USA/Feeder Council

Selby Boerman

Animal Science Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

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To qualify for a scholarship, students must be members of CCA’s Young Cattlemen’s Committee and have either graduated from a California high school or be currently attending a California college or university, majoring in a beef industry-related field. This year, not only were the candidate’s applications impressive, but the group also represented both in-state and out-of-state students ranging from the community college level to veterinary and graduate school students. Recipients of the 2017 CCA scholarships are pictured here. To learn more about how to apply for a CCA scholarship, contact Lisa Brendlen in the CCA office at (916) 444-0845 or lisa@ calcattlemen.org

Heather Foxworthy

Animal Science Graduate Student Colorado State University $2,000 • Livestock Memorial Research Fund

Amy McBirney

Veterinary Student University of California, Davis $1,000 • Allflex, USA/Feeder Council

Rebecca Swanson

Agricultural Business California State University, Chico $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Kenneth Watkins

Agricultural Business Oklahoma State University $1,000 •Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Brooke Martin

Agricultural Business Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council


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Megan Banwarth

Animal Science Animal Science California State University, Chico BYU-Idaho $1,000 Allflex, USA/Feeder Council $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Councilil

Paige “Pookie” McGlothern Veterinary Student Oregon State University $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Kelley Duggan

Animal Science California State University, Chico $1,250 • Hank Stone Memorial Scholarship

Helene Dondero

Animal Science Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Steven Pozzi

Agricultural Business California State University, Fresno $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Valley Urricelqui

Agriculture Education & Scienc California State University, Chico $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

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Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass Traits

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145 143 135 151 144 144 144 144 144 158

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HB

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ID

3788277 3788297 3790075 3788269 3788247 3788211 3788199 3788231 3788223 3788361 3788281 3788191 3788177 3788235 3788179 3788361 3788283 3788269 3788303 3790085 3788263 3788309 3788361 3788295 3788259 3788169 3788305 3788253 3788239 3788271

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GM

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Calving Ease Prospects: Sure shot sleep all night bulls CED

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BW

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WW

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YW

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Milk

28 24 23 23 24 27 27 27 27 21

ME

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HPG CEM

12 9 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 13

6 8 6 7 9 7 7 7 7 5

Stay

13 12 12 13 11 12 12 12 12 14

Marb

0.52 0.65 0.59 0.58 0.44 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.94

HerdBuilder Prospects: Bulls that will build your cow herd GM

51 50 51 52 52 54 52 52 51 52

CED

9 10 9 9 9 10 8 11 9 8

BW

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WW

57 62 64 64 64 59 80 58 65 69

YW

88 98 97 101 101 101 119 93 101 108

Milk

21 21 20 19 19 21 14 23 22 22

ME

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HPG CEM

13 13 14 14 14 13 14 12 15 13

4 6 9 6 6 5 4 7 6 6

Stay

16 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13

Marb

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YG

CW

YG

CW

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141 118 158 136 130 138 129 130 127 127

GM

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CED

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BW

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WW

65 70 59 81 75 87 78 73 68 68

YW

110 106 101 128 118 131 120 116 107 107

Milk

19 21 21 19 16 16 21 25 26 26

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13 16 13 14 13 14 19 14 14 14

6 5 5 7 5 9 4 8 5 5

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12 10 14 11 10 11 11 9 10 10

Marb

1.05 1.06 0.94 0.91 0.67 0.68 1.07 0.74 0.72 0.72

YG

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19 23 17 19 32 28 28 28 28 25

17 25 23 26 26 25 37 19 26 31

CW

31 29 25 44 35 45 40 34 27 27

RE

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0.29 0.49 0.39 0.27 0.27 0.39 0.43 0.43 0.41 0.41 RE

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CALIFORNIA CATTLEWOMEN

Proud Promoters 2017 CONVENTION RECAP by California CattleWomen, Inc., President Cheryl Foster

Another great CCA & CCW Convention is behind us. California CattleWomen totaled 100 for both the Cowbelle of the Year Luncheon and the Awards Breakfast. The workshop was also well attended. Since 1982, the California Beef Council has sponsored the Walt Rodman Beef Promotion Contest. This event was started as an effort to encourage CattleWomen to develop new and creative ways to promote beef. The California Beef Council changed the format this year with three first place winners and three second place winners. The CCW unit membership numbers determined the competition group. The three second place winners were Calaveras-Tuolumne with a Military Salute Golf Classic; Shasta County CattleWomen with Rooted in the Land Exhibition at Turtle Bay Exploration Park; and Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen with Buckaroo Kids Camp. The first-place winners were Santa Clara CattleWomen with Blended Beef and Mushroom Sampling; Lassen County CattleWomen with Barns of Lassen County Calendar and San Benito County CattleWomen with Before the Movie Beef Ad. In all, 19 counties submitted their 158 beef promotion events via Survey Monkey. The unit leading in events submitted was Mid Valley, followed closely by Siskiyou and Modoc. Once again, the Powder River Panel Raffle was a financial success for both the counties selling the tickets and California CattleWomen. As the ticket selling comfort level increases, this fund raiser should continue to grow. A great big thank you goes to Kody Hayes, Matt Johnson and the Powder River team. The scrap books were attractive as usual. Of note, Humboldt County chose to submit an electronic book. Hopefully this will be a game changer as the contest moves forward as it will enable the scrapbook to be produced at a reduced cost. This year’s convention speakers did not disappoint. Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., knows how to empower his audience by quoting the small percentage of greenhouse gas produced by feedlot cattle. His presentation is available on the CCW website for reference and confidence building. Suzanne Menges wowed the audience with effective meeting management techniques. As one lady remarked, “I thought I was in for a boring hour and a half. Was I ever wrong!” Suzanne stressed the importance of meeting time management, being familiar with the agenda, having a clear purpose, and being able to keep the meeting on track. 60 California Cattleman January 2018

Celeste Settrini spoke at the CowBelle Luncheon, a perfect pairing for the occasion. She had everyone’s attention with her personal experiences and motivated the gals to tell their stories but to keep them simple. Unlike many speakers, she does not use PowerPoint; she speaks from the heart. Spring meeting is scheduled for the Tractor Museum in Woodland. Friday evening, March 16 will be the executive meeting, followed by a day long educational experience on March 17, with part of the program featuring Jill Scofield and beef nutrition and ending with a cooking challenge. Pat Shepherd will be sharing her favorite Ag in the Classroom lesson plan and the morning will conclude with a beef pairing panel and media madness. The afternoon will be devoted to women’s health. If cattlewomen are not taking care of themselves, families, ranches and this organization all suffer. About 40 ladies will move on to the Woodland Farm Bureau Office where they will enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres and a Painting Party. Sunday’s Board Meeting will be at the Farm Bureau office, also. To all who contributed to our convention or attended the festivities, I thank you for your support of the work cattlewomen do to promote beef in California! Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

California CattleWomen President Cheryl Foster, Siskiyou County; with newly installed CCW First Vice President Callie Borror, Tehama County


2017 CCW AWARDS BEEF PROMOTION & EDUCATION BOOKS The 2017 Bayer Animal Health Beef Promotion & Educational Book Contest winners were announced by Brett Davis, Bayer Healthcare, and Marsha Stevens, chairman. BEEF PROMOTION & EDUCATION BOOK AWARDS: Mini: Plumas/Sierra County Under 50 members: 1st Place San Diego, 2nd Place Modoc County 51-100 members 1st Place Alameda County, 2nd place Placer/Nevada, 3rd Place San Joaquin/Stanislaus Over 100 members: 1st Place Siskiyou County, 2nd Place Tehama County, 3rd Place Kern County Personal Mini Book: Sharon Erickson Newsletter Publicity Tool 51-100 Members: 1st Place Placer/Nevada, 2nd Place Alameda 100+ Members: Siskiyou County Recipe books receiving awards were Modoc County and Placer/Nevada.

COWBELLES OF THE YEAR

2017 California CowBelles of the Year were recognized at the California CattleWomen’s Luncheon during the CCACCW Convention, Sparks, Nev. Several honorees were unable to be present and they were represented by family members. Winners are listed below. The CowBelles of Year were: Annie Warner, Alameda; Joan Strohauer & Nancy Hawkins, Amador/El Dorado/ Sacramento; Karen Ross, Calaveras/Tuolumne; Brooke Helsel, Fresno/ Kings; Amber Reed Lopez, Glenn/Colusa; Shannon Fulton, Humboldt; Diane Estes, Intermountain CattleWomen. Debbie Hay, Kern; Teri Bertotti, Lassen; Dawna Trueblood, Madera; Jeri Roen, MidValley CowBelles; Frieda DuBois, Modoc; Kathy Dombrowski, Placer/Nevada; Crystal Munoz, Plumas/ Sierra; Sharon Hawkins & Marie Pera, San Benito; Karen Garbani, San Diego; Bobbie Telles, San Joaquin/Stanislaus; Fran Pritchard, San Luis Obispo; Joe Ann Branquinho, Santa Barbara; Emily Bettencourt, Santa Clara; Sandee Monroe, Shasta; Lynda Beverlin, Siskiyou; Joyce Doughty, Sonoma/ Marin; Kari Dodd, Tehama; Jo Wayne Lyons, Tulare; and Carol Edwards, Yuba/Sutter

AG N THE CLASSROOM

Ag in the Classroom chair Debbie Torres announced winners from 2017. 17 units turned in figures for 2017, with 47,973 students reached, up over 15,000 from the previous year. 1st Place: Mid Valley CowBelles with 16,727 students. 2nd Place: San Joaquin-Stanislaus, Sonoma-Marin, Tulare, Siskiyou, San Luis Obispo, Placer-Nevada, Napa-Solano, San Benito, Lassen, San Diego, Calaveras-Tuolumne, Modoc, Shasta, Plumas-Sierra, Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento, InterMountain CattleWomen

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WALT RODMAN AWARDS California Beef Council sponsors this beef promotion contest, in memory of Walt Rodman, the first California Beef Council Executive Officer. Those that didn’t win first or second place awards, received $50 from our CBC. CCW has a wonderful working partnership with CBC as you can see, plus the thousands of brochures we have available at different events in our counties. SECOND PLACE ($200) 1–49 Members: Calaveras-Tuolumne County, Military Salute Golf Classic 50-60 Members: Shasta County, Rooted in the Land Exhibition 70+ Members: Plumas-Sierra County, Buckaroo Kids’ 2017 Walt Rodman Awards Camp Alameda County Humboldt County FIRST PLACE ($400) 1-49 Members: Santa Clara County, Blended Beef and Kern County Madera County Mushroom Sampling Mid-Valley CowBelles 50-69 Members: Lassen County, Barns of Lassen County Calendar Modoc County 70+ Members: San Benito County, Before the Movie Ad Napa-Solano CattleWomen

Placer-Nevada CattleWomen San Diego County San Luis Obispo County Santa Barbara County Siskiyou County Tehama County Tulare County

CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES, ON YOUR BEEF PROMOTION EFFORTS AND RECOGNITION!

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Cattlemen Respond to National Monument Reductions The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council applauded the White House’s plan to reduce the Bears Ears and Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monuments. The decision – which follows an extensive review of monument designations by the Department of Interior – is a clear win for rural communities who have suffered the consequences of egregious federal overreach. “Previous administrations abused the power of the Antiquities Act, designating huge swaths of land as national monuments without any public input or review,” said Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council. “Rural communities in Utah and across the West have paid the price. Sweeping designations locked up millions of acres of land with the stroke of a pen, undermining local knowledge and decimating rural economies.” The President’s decision means that traditional uses of the land, including livestock grazing, will be restored on public land in Utah. “We are grateful that today’s action will allow ranchers to resume their role as responsible stewards of the land and drivers of rural economies,” said Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “Going forward, it is critical that we reform the Antiquities Act to ensure that those whose livelihoods and communities depend on the land have a

voice in federal land management decisions.” Ranchers who hold grazing permits on public land do vital work that benefits public land including the improvement of water sources, conservation of wildlife habitat, and maintenance of the open space that Americans enjoy. Limitless power to make massive designations under the Antiquities Act poses a serious threat to that noble mission and rich heritage.

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Wildfire Disaster Assistance Programs Available to Ranchers Various government programs exist to provide disaster assistance for those who have been impacted by wildfires in 2017. While attention is no doubt focused on the situation at hand, it’s important to note that several of the disaster assistance programs have initial notification deadlines that must be met in order to be eligible for funding. LIVESTOCK INDEMNITY PROGRAM (LIP) USDA offers this program to reimburse producers up to 75 percent of the market value of animals lost due to adverse weather conditions. Adverse weather conditions under LIP include wildfires. All classes of cattle are eligible for reimbursement including cows, bulls and calves. For 2017, a claim for a bull is paid out at $1,350.34, a cow at $1,038.73 and nonadult cattle (calves) from $471.22 per head to $1,001.12 per head depending on weight. For eligibility, a producer must notify their local county Farm Service Administration of their intent to seek a claim within 30 days of the loss. A final claim must be submitted within 90 days of informing the county FSA office of the loss and the final claim must also be made within the same calendar year as the loss. Documentation will be requested by the county FSA office to verify the claim including any photographs that can be made available documenting the loss or the impact of the fire, records to prove ownership, etc. NON INSURED CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP) This is a federal disaster insurance program for ranchers who have applied for coverage to receive compensation for a loss of forage due to drought or other natural disasters like wildfire. In order to be eligible to receive payments under NAP, a rancher

must have previously enrolled in the program with their county FSA office and paid the service fee. If you are currently enrolled in NAP and you’ve had forage loss due to fire, you may be eligible. Producers must report a loss to their local FSA office within 15 calendar days of the natural disaster occurring by completing a “Notice of Loss & Application for Payment” form. The form is available at your local FSA office. EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM This program is dministered through local FSA offices and assists ranchers with fence construction and repairing other rangeland infrastructure that may have been lost or damaged due to a natural disaster. Ranchers are eligible to receive up to 75 percent of the cost to implement the project. Funds are dispersed by USDA to FSA offices as they are available and requested, so please contact your FSA office immediately to help demonstrate the need to request federal funds for local restoration projects. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVE PROGRAM If projects to repair or replace rangeland infrastructure lost due to the fire are not eligible for assistance under other federal disaster assistance programs, ranchers can look to fund projects under the Environmental Quality Incentive Program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. EQIP is not a program built or intended to respond to natural disasters so it may not be preferred for addressing immediate needs. Applications for projects can be taken by your NRCS representative at your local County FSA office. Please be aware, approval for projects are subject to several pre-established deadlines throughout the year.

COOPER HEREFORD RANCH nd 52 Annual Production Sale Tuesday, March 13, 2018

at the ranch, 1/2 mile south of Willow Creek, MT

Line 1 Herefords for 70+ years Our line bred program has withstood the test of time and has always focused on producing cattle that thrive in all programs, registered or commercial.

Heterosis

Selling:

85 Yearling Bulls 20 Yearling Heifers 8 Young Bred Cows 4 Young Donor Cows

Capitalize on the value of using our Line Bred Hereford bulls on your Angus based cowherd.

Mark Cooper (406) 539-6885 Dave Hanson (406) 570-5519

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INFORMATION AGE Good Cattle, good data Bring Serious Buyers from Biozyme, Inc. Information is power. In today’s world, more information is available than ever before on about any topic you have an interest in. For cattle buyers looking to fill their feedlots and backgrounding yards, three pieces of information are essential when it comes time to buy calves: vaccination history, genetic makeup and the nutrition program history. Wayne Cockrell, manager of the Carter Ranch in Oakwood, Texas, says the combination of good health, genetics and nutrition helps prevent calves from getting sick and needing treatment, helping them meet their goals of raising natural beef. “Being an all-natural NHTC program, anytime we have a calf that gets stressed and gets sick and we have to pull that calf out of the program, that is a financial hit to us,” said Cockrell on a recent episode of RFD-TV’s “The American Rancher.” “Our main focus is prevention and these three all tie together. If you have a quality vaccination program, good genetics and a good nutrition program, many of your health problems will be prevented.” As more feeders heed consumers’ demands of “natural beef ” keeping these calves healthy from an early age is a must, and that starts with proper nutrition. Superior Livestock Auction pioneered the marketing of value-added programs in the mid-1990s to gather important background on the calves sold. In addition to providing buyers that valuable information, sellers receive a premium for taking time and effort to track that information. “The value-added programs helped standardized vaccination practices, making overall healthier cattle,” said Jason Barber, Purebred Division Manager at Superior Livestock. “The value-added programs also identified producers doing extra work to make these cattle better, and when they do that somebody needs to reward them for their effort that is put into it. These producers are rewarded on sale day through established premiums.” Barber said since the inception of these valueadded programs, they have seen an increase in the number of cattle sold that have been vaccinated. With nearly 1.4 million cattle that will be sold through Superior this year, he estimates less than 1-percent will not be vaccinated. “It’s been common practice that cattle that are not on a vaccination program prior to sale actually take a loss,” he said. Their 2016 sales data indicates that calves without a viral vaccine took a 41 cent/ cwt loss. And while that loss might not seem significant, the premiums paid for cattle in the value-added programs are significant. That same 2016 data indicated that home-

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raised calves on the VAC 34 and VAC 45 program received an average of $8.93/cwt in premiums. In a smaller group, those calves on the VAC PreCon program earned an average of $13/cwt in premiums. “When we add another value-added program, it must make sense for the industry, for the buyers and the sellers. We don’t introduce one that just affects one part of the beef industry. It has got to positively affect all segments. Nutrition was the next logical step in all of this since nutrition has so much to do with the animals’ health,” Barber said. With the need for a nutrition-based value-added program, Superior added BioZyme® Inc., as its exclusive nutrition partner for 2017, recognizing calves on VitaFerm® Raised and Gain Smart® programs. These programs assure cattle minimize the effects of stressors like transportation, shrink, commingling, processing/handling and new diet acclimation. “Our partnership with BioZyme is to bring that part of the health equation to the table and at the same time recognize those producers who are investing a little more into their nutrition program and reward them on sale day,” Barber said. “A lot of the really good cattle that have sold this summer have been on either the VitaFerm Raised or Gain Smart programs. It adds value from a buyer’s perspective as they always want more information on the cattle they are bidding on and purchasing.” Information is power. If a buyer can get added information on a load of calves’ that includes vaccination history, genetics and nutrition, that buyer will have the power to feed the group with fewer problems and challenges. Information early on helps all segments of the industry meet their goals and put more profit in their pocket.


Spring Cove Ranch THE Pioneer Herd of the West

We’ve been raising registered Angus cattle at Spring Cove Ranch for nearly 100 years. Our bulls are raised outside on dry range conditions, are genetically designed to provide meat, marbling and muscle and to perform in our western environment while enhancing the durability, fertility and longevity in your cowherd and in ours.

Annual Production Sale Monday, March 12, 2018

Selling 175 Angus bulls , 75 Angus females & 40 JBB/AL Hereford & Red Angus Bulls

Spring Cove Reno 4021 Reg 17926446 Sired by: KM Broken Bow 002 MGS: CCA Emblazon 702 CED+11 BW-0.4 WW+78 YW+132 SC+1.34 Milk+32 CW+53 Marb+.80 Rib+.63 $W+88.33 $F+105.85 $B+171.68

Reno sons and daughters sell March 12, 2018

Sitz Longevity 556Z

Sitz Longevity 556Z Reg 17179073 Sire: Connealy Final Product MGS: Woodhill Foresight CED+6 BEPD+.2 WEPD+60 YEPD+108 SC+.95 Milk+30 CW+38 Marb+.80 Rib+.34 $W+67.63 $F+79.58 $B+130.71 Longevity sons and daughters sell March 12, 2018

Spring Cove Crossbow 4205 Reg 17924903 Sired by : KM Broken Bow 002 MGS: CCA Emblazon 702 CED+17 BW -1.6 WW+61 YW+110 SC+.17 Milk+17 CW+54 Marb+1.01 Rib+.53 $W+55.29 $F+73.16 $B+165.93 Crossbow sons and daughters sell March 12, 2018

Basin Bonus 4345

Basin Bonus 4345 Reg 17904142 Sire: Basin Payweight 1682 MGS: Connealy Consensus 7229 CED+9 BEPD+1.0 WEPD+75 YEPD+130 SC+.76 MEPD+38 CW+54 Marb+1.03 Rib+.54 $W+88.94 $F+98.06 $B+162.10 Bonus sons and daughters sell March 12, 2018

Spring Cove Paygrade 5064 Reg 18251392 Sired by: Basin Payweight 1682 MGS: CCA Emblazon 702 CED+12 BW-.6 WW+55 YW+92 SC+.99 Milk+26 CW+34 Marb+1.04 Rib+.23 $W+64.45 $F+50.38 $B+123.55 Paygrade sons and daughters sell March 12, 2018

S A V Resource 1411

Sitz Resource 525C Reg 18084910 Sire: S A V Resource 1411 MGS: Sitz SLS Rainmaker 6914 CED+9 BEPD+.9 WEPD+60 YEPD+113 SC+1.48 MEPD+16 CW+42 Marb+.50 Rib+.84 $W+52.22 $F+69.19 $B+131.21

525C sons and daughters sell March 12, 2018

Also Featuring 20 Sons of Basin Payweight 1682 Spring Cove Ranch

For Sale Books Call: 208-352-4332 www.springcoveranch.com

Angus since 1919

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in memory Allan Wallace Walter “Allan” Wallace passed away peacefully at his home Nov. 3, 2017 at the age of 85. Allan was born to Walter and Martha Wallace on Sept. 7, 1932, and was a lifelong resident of Monterey County. In 1951, he graduated from Salinas High School, where he was a star track athlete in the 400m. His penchant for running afforded him the opportunity to attend Fresno State and compete at the college level. The untimely death of his father in 1953, prompted him to leave Fresno State and join the U.S. Armed Forces. After serving in the Korean War, Allan returned to the Salinas Valley and embarked on his lifelong passion, cattle ranching. At the age of 30, he went to work for Albert Hansen on the Topo Ranch outside of King City. He managed the Topo Ranch for 28 years, and together he and Albert built one of the best pasture cattle operations in the state. In 1990, he received the honor of being the Monterey County Cattleman of the Year. Following his career at the Topo, he went on to work for Leighton and Snow Seed Companies. Allan was a lifelong contributor to the California Rodeo. He started volunteering at the Rodeo at a young age, and went on to serve as a Director for 50 years. He was honored to serve as the Rodeo’s Arena Director for 14 years, during this time he was instrumental in adding Gold Card Team Roping as an event. He was awarded an honorary Life-time PRCA Gold Card for his efforts. He cherished the friendships of all the incredible people he met through the California Rodeo. Allan will be remembered as a hardworking, dependable and generous man who went above and beyond for his friends and family. Allan was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Martha Wallace and his daughter, Johann Wallace. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Susan, his children Laurie (Butch), Martha (Ron), Gordon (Angela), Tom, and Allyson. Grandchildren, Leeann, Dane, Tabitha, Makenna and Griffin. A Memorial Service was held Nov. 18 at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, Memorial donations may be made to Public Recreation Unlimited PO. Box. 1648, Salinas, CA 93902 or Central Coast VNA Hospice, PO. Box 2480, Monterey, CA 93942.

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Charlie Inderbitzen

On Nov. 1, 2017 our heavenly father called on an amazing man known by many and loved by all, Charles “Charlie” Edward Inderbitzen was born in Livermore, on Oct. 12, 1942 to Charles and Dorothy Inderbitzen. He was the oldest of four boys. He spent his early years on the family dairy in Modesto, later moving to Pleasanton in 1955. Charlie attended Amador High School. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. After his service he worked at Moller’s Meats, Central Concrete, and Pleasanton Garbage Company. He eventually started Inderbitzen Meat Company, the first of many successful businesses including C & S Construction, North Valley Construction, and Bay Circle Construction. However, at the end of the day, Charlie’s main passion was cattle, He loved his cattle. As a young man, Charlie was an avid team roper competing in California Cowboys Association (CCA) Rodeos as well as our local Livermore and Rowell Ranch Rodeos in the Local Team Roping event. It was at these local Rodeos Charlie first locked eyes with Sandra in the early 1960s. The two said I DO in 1992. Sandra and Charlie were a match made in heaven, as she was also a large part of the roping family. The pair made their life’s dream a reality in the Livermore Valley where they created and operated Inderbitzen Ranch, Home of Basso’s Arena. After establishing Basso’s Arena, the dynamic duo teamed up with ACTRA (American Cowboy Team Roping Association) and have hosted many team roping events

throughout the years. He was also a participating director with the organization. Charlie was the ACTRA State Champion Team Roper in 2009, an achievement dear to his heart. He was also proud of his two wins at the Livermore Rodeo. Outside of Team Roping, Charlie was a man with a vision and a drive to achieve it. He was a member of the Contra Costa Alameda County Cattlemen’s Association and was honored as Cattleman of the Year in 2012. He was also a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, the Eagles Club, and the Alameda County Farm Bureau. Charlie was awarded lifetime member status in ACTRA in 2015. He was a lifetime member of the Livermore Pleasanton Rod and Gun Club, as well as a stockholder of the Livermore Stockman’s Rodeo Association. Inderbitzen Ranch was a large supporter of many Rodeo events and they often donated cattle as well as hosted numerous rodeo events. Charlie was an active part of the first Annual Alameda County Fair Cattle Drive downtown Pleasanton in 2017. Charlie is survived by Sandra Inderbitzen, his wife of 25 years. brothers Martin “Marty” (Barbara) of Pleasanton, CA, Ben (Prudence) of North Carolina, son Robert “Bobby” Inderbitzen, and grandsons Tyler and Austin Inderbitzen along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Inderbitzen, son Charles “Chubs” Inderbitzen, and brother Edward “Eddie” Inderbitzen. A celebration of life will be held at Inderbitzen Ranch, Nov. 25, Donations can be made to: ACTRA CA Catastrophe Fund, 21098 Ave 328, Woodlake, CA 93286 or American Heart Association donatenow@heart. org.


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CAA President Susan Henderson-Perry and CAA Past President Darrell Hansen presented a $750 check to 2017 CAA Reward Yourself winner Sydney Franks (center), Grass Valley, Calif.

Thank You

2017 CAA Hall of Fame Inductee Carter Pierce (center) of Hacienda Angus, Selma, Calif., with Dr. Randy Perry and CAA President Susan Henderson-Perry presenting.

to all those who contributed to the success of

CJAA Advisor and Show Coordinator Amanda Leo (second from right) with CAA Director Susan Levisay (far left), CAA Secretary J.J. Reinhardt (second from left) and CAA President Susan Henderson-Perry.

California Angus Days December 2-3

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Champion Owned Female – Silveiras Sandy 6328 – owned and exhibited by Brandon Pacheco, Paso Robles, Calif.

turlock, california sale committee, sale consignors & buyers silent, Live & Dessert auction donors & buyers Thank you to the Darrell, Reba and Mac Hansen Champion Drive campaign organizers, monetary donors, cattle/fllush donors and buyers at California Angus Days and online sales events.

Showmanship division winners (L to R): Brandon Pacheco (senior); Elizabeth Vietheer (intermediate);Will Ward (junior) and Lane Toledo (pee wee).

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social sponsors & annual meeting attendees Decorating committee angus bucks donors CJAA show & awards committee, exhibitors & judge Dr. Chris Cassady CAA officers & directors CJAA Officers & Advisor 2017 association sponsors www.californiaangus.com

Champion Bred-and-Owned Female – Colburn Saras Dream 7027, bred-and-owned by Abbey Colburn,Visalia, Calif.

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Calcutta Champion – Colburn Party Girl 7503, consigned by Colburn Cattle Co.,Visalia, Calif., and sold to Arden Franks, Grass Valley, Calif.

Congratulations 2018 caa Officers & Directors President vice presidenT secretary treasurer past president National director

susan henderson-perry bill traylor J.j. reinhardt betsy cardoza Brad Worthington David Dal Porto

2018 california angus association Directors

Jeanene Dal Porto Susan Henderson-Perry Justin Schmidt Bill Traylor

Jason Judge Hadley Pitts Bryce Borror Dave Novello

Susan Levisay Michael Hall Kelsey schott Joey Gonsalves

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California Cattlemen’s Association Services for all your on-the-ranch needs M i d Va l l e y

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Thank you to our 2017 bull buyers for your continued support!

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THANK YOU TO ALL THIS YEAR’S BUYERS!

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Advertisers’ Index All West/Select Sires.................................................. 58 Amador Angus.......................................................... 72 American Angus Association.................................. 19 American Hereford Association.............................. 74 Andreini & Co........................................................... 24 Baker Angus............................................................... 43 Bar KD Ranch............................................................ 41 Bar R Angus............................................................... 72 BMW Angus.............................................................. 72 Bovine Elite, LLC....................................................... 77 Broken Box Ranch..................................................... 76 Buchanan Angus ................................................. 25, 72 Byrd Cattle Co............................................................ 72 California Angus Association.................................. 71 California Wagyu Breeders...................................... 76 Cattlemen’s Connection Bull Sale........................... 69 Charron Ranch.......................................................... 72 Cherry Glen Beefmasters......................................... 75 Colyer Hereford & Angus........................................ 45 Conlin Ranches California....................................... 76 Conlin Supply............................................................ 25 Cooper Hereford Ranch........................................... 66 Cowman’s Kind.......................................................... 47 CSU Chico College of Ag......................................... 76 CX Ranch................................................................... 44 Dal Porto Livestock .................................................. 73 Donati Ranch............................................................. 72 Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc....................................... 76 Five Star Land Company.......................................... 76 Freitas Rangeland Improvements............................ 58 Fresno State Ag Foundation..................................... 76 Furtado Angus........................................................... 73

Furtado Livestock Enterprises................................. 77 Genoa Livestock........................................................ 75 Gohr Angus & Hereford........................................... 44 Gonsalves Ranch....................................................... 73 Greenway Seed..................................................... 36, 77 Harrell Hereford Ranch...................................... 35, 75 HAVE Angus.............................................................. 42 HAVE Angus.............................................................. 73 Hoffman Ranch......................................................... 29 Hogan Ranch............................................................. 74 Hone Ranch................................................................ 74 Hufford’s Herefords................................................... 75 J-H Feed Inc............................................................... 76 J/V Angus................................................................... 74 Kessler Angus............................................................. 23 Klamath Bull & Select Ranch Horse Sale............... 11 Knipe Land Company............................................... 76 Lambert Ranch.................................................... 13, 74 Lander Veterinary Clinic.......................................... 76 Little Shasta Ranch.............................................. 41, 75 Ludvigson Farms....................................................... 51 McPhee Red Angus................................................... 74 Noahs Angus Ranch.................................................. 73 Norbrook.................................................................... 53 O’Connell Ranch....................................................... 73 ORIgen........................................................................77 Orvis Cattle Company.............................................. 74 P.W. Gillibrand Cattle Co......................................... 74 Pacific Trace Minerals......................................... 58, 76 Pinenut Livestock Supply......................................... 64 Pitchfork Cattle Co.................................................... 75 Quail Valley Ranch.................................................... 33

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Ray-Mar Ranches...................................................... 73 Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale..................38, 39, 40 Red River Farms........................................................ 74 Riverbend Ranch....................................................... 79 Romans Ranches....................................................... 67 Sammis Ranch..................................................... 44, 73 Schafer Ranch............................................................ 73 Schohr Herefords....................................................... 75 Shaw Cattle Company............................................... 17 Sierra Ranches............................................................ 75 Silveira Bros................................................................ 74 Silveus Rangeland Insurance................................... 64 Skinner Livestock Transportaion............................ 77 Snyder Livestock........................................................ 63 Sonoma Mountain Herefords.................................. 75 Spanish Ranch............................................................ 75 Strickler Livestock..................................................... 42 Tehama Angus Ranch............................................... 73 Teixeira Cattle Co.................................................. 7, 73 Thomas Angus Ranch............................................... 37 Trinity Farms.............................................................. 65 Tumbleweed Ranch................................................... 75 VAL Charolais...................................................... 20, 21 Veterinary Service, Inc.............................................. 76 VF Red Angus...................................................... 59, 74 Vintage Angus...................................................... 80, 74 Ward Ranches.............................................................. 9 Werning Cattle Co..................................................... 49 Western Video Market................................................ 3 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend........... 2 Wulff Bros............................................................. 42, 73


Genetic Edge Bull Sale Please Join us at the ranch near Idaho Falls, Idaho

Saturday •

March 10, 2018

• 11 a.m.

Selling Sons of these Breed Leading Sires! Payweight 1682, Rito 4P26, Foretress Y331, Peerless 0016, Brigham C662, Jennings Z064, Rampage 0A36, Index 3282, Ingenuity 2623, Montana 104, Journey 1X74 and Ten X 5006B

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90 Sons Selling by the Carcass Leader Rito 4P26 50 Fall Bulls and 40 Spring bulls Rito 4P26

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WE INVEST IN OUR CUSTOMERS!

In the last five years we have purchased over 65,000 head of cattle. Putting millions back into our customer’s pockets. Put our customer investment program to work for your operation.

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CARCASS DATA ON 59 STEERS KILLED 7/20/17 • 45% PRIME THE BALANCE WERE CHOICE • 97% YIELD GRADE 3 • 86% CAB

2880 N 55 W • IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO 83402 • 208-528-6635 Frank and Belinda VanderSloot | Owners Rhett Jacobs | General Manager | 208-681-9841 Dale Meek | Purebred Operations Manager | 208-681-9840 Chris Howell | Director of Customer Service | 208-681-9821 SALE MANAGEMENT 517.546.6374 www.cotton-associates.com

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FROM THE HEART OF THE HERD

VINTAGE ANGUS RANCH PROUDLY DONATES THE 2018 ANGUS FOUNDATION HEIFER

VINTAGE BLACKBIRD 7184 AAA REG: 18745204

SIRE: V A R DISCOVERY 2240 DAM: BLACKBIRD 8809

ANGUS FOUNDATION HEIFER SELL JANUARY 10, 2018 STADIUM ARENA • NATIONAL WESTERN STOCKSHOW • 5: 30 P.M.

It is an honor for Vintage Angus Ranch to donate the 2018 Angus Foundation Heifer. We have selected a very elite female to represent the very best of Vintage Angus Ranch. The Blackbird 7184 female delivers on our goal of multitrait excellence. We at Vintage consider it a privilege to give back to the Angus breed. 100% of the proceeds from Vintage Blackbird 7184 go to the Angus Foundation in supporting its goals involving education, youth and research. The dam of Vintage Blackbird 7184 has over $4 million in progeny sales at VAR.

V A R BLACKBIRD 3153 The $250,000 valued maternal sister

V A R BLACKBIRD 3291 The $260,000 valued maternal sister

EPDS

TRAIT

+9 +3.2 +80 +151 +.38 +1.75 +25 +35 +62 +.72 +1.08 -.053 +79.82 +136.72 +49.72 +12.51 +191.58

CED BW WW YW RADG SC DOC Milk CW Marb RE FAT $W $F $G $YG $B

BREED RANK 25%

1% 1% 1% 4% 10% 2% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 10% 2% 1%

DNA PROFILE 22% 66% 1% 1%

1% 6% 4% 2% 20% 1% 2%

V A R BLACKBIRD 2189 The $300,000 valued maternal sister

2702 SCENIC BEND, MODESTO, CA 95355 (209) 521-0537 OWNER, JIM COLEMAN MANAGER, DOUG WORTHINGTON V A R BLACKBIRD 7203 The $280,000 valued full sister

V A R BLACKBIRD 7260 The $200,000 valued maternal sister

V A R BLACKBIRD 5415 The $260,000 valued maternal sister

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FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT MILFORD JENKINS AT THE AMERICAN ANGUS FOUNDATION (816) 383-5163 80 MORE California Cattleman January 2018

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