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75 Years of Red bluff • History of iconic sale • 2016 consignors look to make their mark...

Prather Ranch Wins Leopold Award page 38

Rewarding top Scholars page 32

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e v i l s u n i Jo r online! o WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS...

TEHAMA DISTRICT FAIRGROUNDS, RED BLUFF, CA CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE JANUARY 20

SHASTA LIVESTOCK AUCTION YARD, COTTONWOOD, CA CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE FEBRUARY 24

bid online at www.wvmcattle.com

Family-owned and operated since 1989. We invite you to become a part of our family legacy. 2 California Cattleman January 2016


27 TH annual

WinnemuccA R HR

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

March 2 - March 6, 2016 Winnemucca Events Complex

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

Horse Sale

Real Cowboys

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

Tentative Schedule

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

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

March 4 - 6, 2016 Winnemucca Events Complex

For More Information Call (775) 623-2220

Real Life

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

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


CALIFORNIA

CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

OFFICERS PRESIDENT

Billy Flournoy, Likely FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

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

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

STAFF

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Billy Gatlin

VICE PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Justin Oldfield

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Kirk Wilbur

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Lisa Pherigo

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Malorie Bankhead

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Jenna Chandler

PUBLICATION SERVICES OFFICE & CIRCULATION

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

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

ADVERTISING SALES/FIELD SERVICES

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

Lisa Pherigo lisa@calcattlemen.org

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From Rancher to Industry advocate by CCA Second Vice President Mike Williams I used to believe that as long as I could keep my cows bred and my calves alive, I would be successful in the cattle business. Whether or not that was ever actually true I’m not sure, but it is definitely not the case now. It is estimated that about 2 percent of the population works in food production. As the general population becomes more separated from their food production, competing political, ideological and economic interests are having greater success in pushing their agendas, often at the expense of farmers and ranchers. Today’s ranchers are faced with political and regulatory challenges which compound the natural and economic trials we already face. 2016 promises to be full of challenges for the cattle industry, but where there are challenges there is also the opportunity. In my view, the membership and leaders of the California Cattlemen’s Association have put this organization in an excellent position to assist California cattle producers, and the cattle industry as a whole, in meeting some of these challenges as well as opening up and taking advantage of some new opportunities. That is why I am excited and honored to be the newest member of the CCA officer team. I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself and provide some background for those who don’t know me. Technically, I am a first generation rancher. My parents moved to town when I was very young. However, I come from a long line of farmers and ranchers, both of my grandparents had farms and raised cattle. I spent a great deal of my youth working for them, where I developed a love for the livestock, the

land and the lifestyle. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a rancher, but it took many years working as a cowboy, a soldier and a horseshoer for me to develop the skills, discipline and confidence to enter the cattle business. I started with 10 steers, and with the good Lord’s help, a supportive and patient wife, as well as some outstanding mentors, some excellent partners and more than my share of luck, I am now able to ranch full time, and I love every minute of it. I currently ranch in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. I have a cow-calf herd, in addition to running stockers and a seasonal custom grazing operation. As my operation grew, I began to be exposed to the burdensome restrictions and regulations imposed on ranchers by various government agencies. I also became more aware of the misinformation perpetrated by environmentalist and animal rights activist, against ranchers and cattle producers. I realized that these bullies where too big to fight alone. I became involved in cattlemen’s associations at the local level and then at the state level when I saw the effect that an organized group of like-minded producers can have when pushed too far. I recognize throughout the years many men and women have dedicated their time and resources through organizations such as CCA in preserving and promoting the industry so that I have the opportunity to ranch. I am humbled and privileged to do my part in preserving and promoting this industry for others in the years to come.

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


JANUARY 2016

ON THE COVER

Volume 99, Issue 1

ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVES CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN New CCA officer hails from the south

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BUNKHOUSE

8

Plans for positive results in the new year

YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK 12 PROGESSIVE PRODUCER Recognizing youth accomplishments

22

BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD USMEF reaches out to producers

34

FUTURE FOCUS YCCs 2016 leadership team

44

SPECIAL FEATURES

2015 CCA Scholarship Recipients Prather Ranch Receives Leopold Award Meat Adventure in the Big Apple Who’s Representing You?

READER SERVICES

32 38 40 46

Buyers’ Guide 48 Cattlemen's Report 54 Obituaries 55 Advertisers Index 56

This month’s cover comes from Roberti Ranch, located about eight miles north of Loyalton in Sierra Valley, and was taken by Katie Roberti, a fourth-year student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. At nearly 5,000 feet elevation, the cows on the ranch are quite familiar with snowfall. Katie’s dad, Rick Roberti and her brother Weston, along with two of Rick’s brothers and their families, run an Angus-based cow-calf and alfalfa hay operation. JAN. 9 JAN. 14

UPCOMING EVENTS

TEHAMA COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S ANNUAL DINNER Tehama District Fairgrounds Cafeteria, Red Bluff 6 p.m. cocktails, • 7 p.m. dinner SONOMA-MARIN DINNER MEETING Cricklewood Restaurant, Santa Rosa 6 p.m. cocktails • 7 p.m. dinner

FEB. 18

MONTEREY COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, King City 12 p.m. FEB. 19 BUTTE COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S MEETING Gold Country Casino, Oroville 6 p.m. cocktails • 7 p.m. dinner FEB. 20

HUMBOLDT/ DEL NORTE DINNER DANCE Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale Meeting at 2:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing

2016 CCA OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION CCA PRESIDENT Billy Flournoy

athena1@citlink.net

C (530) 640-4717 • H (530) 233-4717 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT David Daley, Ph.D. ddaley@csuchico.edu

C (530) 521-3826 • H (530) 743-4534 SECOND VICE PRESIDENTS Mark Lacey Jack Lavers Mike Williams mjlacey@wildblue.net jackjlavers@gmail.com mbw61@aol.com (760) 878-2550 (661) 301-8966 (805) 813-4245 TREASURER Rob von der Lieth rdvlieth@aol.com January 2016769-1153 California Cattleman 5 (916)


… on the

move!

We are relocating our headquarters to the high desert of Central Oregon just east of Bend, OR.

This move will allow us to expand our cow herd and raise quality Red Angus, Red SimAngus, Black SimAngus, and Red Balancer bulls out in big country.

Our annual bull and female sale will be held at Central Oregon Livestock Auction in Madras, OR on February 25th, 2016. Our sale barn at our new headquarters will be completed in time for our 2017 sale. We look forward to seeing you at the sale!

-The Lorenzen Family

LORENZEN RANCHES • 22575 Skyview Lane • Bend, Oregon 97702 Sam Lorenzen 541.215.2687 | www.lorenzenranches.com

6 California Cattleman January 2016 Larry Lorenzen 541.969.8034 |


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January 2016 California Cattleman 7 Heaviest weaning weight bull of the composites


BUNKHOUSE SURGING AHEAD Looking Back On The Highlights of 2015 by CCA Director of Government Affairs Kirk Wilbur Working in government affairs for the beef industry can sometimes feel discouraging. The cattle ranching community is under constant attack, with regular public relations attacks from the environmental community and regular threats of regulatory burdens from innumerable federal, state and local agencies. As 2015 got started at CCA, I’ll admit that I was a little discouraged. In 2014, the California Fish and Game Commission had listed the gray wolf as endangered despite the vocal objections of the ranching community (and despite the listing almost certainly being against California law), which in turn proved a roadblock for management options in the Wolf Management Plan. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) had listed the Yosemite toad and yellow-legged under the Endangered Species Act, listing cattle grazing as a threat to the species despite the great weight of scientific evidence contradicting that claim. The State Water Resources Control Board had just announced its intent to pursue a Grazing Regulatory Action Project (GRAP) and federal agencies were pushing through an expansive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. It hadn’t been a particularly uplifting year on the government affairs front. But I’m happy to report that things seem to have gone much better in 2015. Take, for instance, the Grazing Regulatory Action Project proposed by the State Water Board. In October of 2014, it looked like the State Water Board was absolutely intent on developing new regulations on grazing state-wide. But in January, 8 California Cattleman January 2016

ranchers throughout the state filled rooms in Bishop, Redding and San Luis Obispo and registered their strong objections to the proposal. We engaged county boards of supervisors, legislators, scientific experts and a wide array of industry allies to fight GRAP. By September, the concerns of the ranching community were too much for the State Water Board to disregard, and the Board finally voted to scrap GRAP. We had some success with threatened and endangered species this year, as well. The federal government recognized the significant voluntary efforts of ranchers to protect sage grouse and declined to list either the Bi-State Sage Grouse or the Greater Sage Grouse. The USFWS declined to consider a petition to list wild horses on federal lands as endangered, determining the species is not a listable entity. And just last month, in response to efforts by CCA, the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) and other industry groups, the Modoc sucker was removed from the list of threatened and endangered species, with the species’ population recovering largely due to the environmental stewardship efforts of ranchers. We also had some good news out of the courts in 2015. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign failed to overturn a territory management plan for wild horses on the Modoc National Forest, preserving the U.S. Forest Service’s legal ability to manage the horse population. While the WOTUS issue slowly winds its way through the judicial process, a pair of stays

KIRK WILBUR and injunctions suggest that the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers may see that rule eventually overturned— and at the very least, ensure that the overly-expansive rule cannot be enforced by the agencies for the time being. On perhaps the biggest issue on which CCA engaged this year—antibiotics legislation—CCA succeeded in defeating extreme measures proposed by environmental groups, such as mandatory on-farm reporting of antibiotic use. The cattle ranching community will no doubt see more than our fair share of challenges in 2016, but hopefully, with hard work and passion, we will be able to expand upon the successes of 2015. There’s much to look forward to in 2016, as well, with the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show coming to San Diego this month and CCA celebrating our 100th Annual Convention this December. I look forward to working hard to defend California’s cattle ranchers in 2016 and hope that we’ll have an excellent year to reflect upon as we celebrate 100 years of CCA at the end of the year.


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

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PERFORMANCE GENETICS

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

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YOUR DUES DOLLARS AT WORK Water Board Considering Emergency Monitoring and Reporting Regulations Last month, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released draft emergency regulations intended to implement SB 88’s requirements for measuring and reporting water diversions. On Dec. 17, the SWRCB held a public workshop at the CalEPA headquarters in Sacramento to take public input on the proposed emergency regulations, which CCA attended to communicate the association’s concerns with the draft regulations. While the draft regulations may be altered in response to public comment, the SWRCB is tentatively scheduled to consider adoption of the emergency regulations at its Jan. 19 hearing. SB 88 was strongly opposed by CCA but was ultimately passed as budget trailer language in the 201516 California Budget. It is extremely unfortunate that this significant of an issue was not appropriately debated and did not receive the normal level of legislative scrutiny. One requirement of SB 88 is that all water rights holders report annually on their diversion and use of water. This is a significant change for statement and diversion of use and registration holders, who had previously only been required to submit their annual use every three and five years, respectively. SB 88 also requires water diverters who divert more than 10 acre-feet of water annually to install monitoring devices that have the capability to record the direct rate of diversion. Under the draft regulations, a monitoring device must be able to calculate either the total volume of water diverted, the flow rate, the water velocity, or the water elevation, as well as the date and time. The SWRCB draft emergency

regulations implement this monitoring and reporting requirement on a “phased approach” which accounts for the type of diversion and the volume of water diverted. Under this phased approach, those directly diverting more than 1000 acrefeet per year are required to install a measuring device accurate to within 10 percent of actual water diverted by July 1 of this year and must record diversion data hourly. Direct diversions between 100 and 1000 acre-feet must install a measuring device accurate to within 10 percent by Jan. 1, 2017, and must record diversion data daily. Direct diversions between 10 and 100 acrefeet must install a monitoring device accurate to within 15 percent by Jan. 1, 2018, and must record diversion data weekly. The regulations treat diversions to a reservoir or pond differently from direct diversions. Those diverting more than 200 acre-feet of water annually to storage must install a monitoring device accurate to within 10 percent by Jan. 1, 2017, and must record daily diversion data. Those diverting between 50 and 200 acre-feet of water to storage must install a monitoring device accurate to within 15 percent by Jan. 1, 2018, and must record diversion data weekly. Finally, those diverting between 10 and 50 acre-feet of water to storage annually must install a monitoring device accurate to within 15 percent by Jan. 1, 2018, and must record diversion data monthly. While SB 88 gave the SWRCB discretion to require monitoring and reporting for diversions of less than 10 acre-feet of water, such as small stock ponds, the SWRCB fortunately has not proposed monitoring and reporting requirements for these small diverters. Additionally, the draft regulations give

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the executive director of the SWRCB the discretion to designate areas within the state where the threshold for reporting may be even higher than the 10 acre-feet trigger, which may provide some relief to small diverters. The draft emergency regulations do provide some limited exceptions to the monitoring and reporting requirements. For instance, the regulation encourages multiple water rights holders on a single surface supply to propose collaborative measurement approaches that may preclude individual monitoring devices. Additionally, the draft regulations permit diverters to submit to the SWRCB measurement methods aside from monitoring devices for approval on a case-by-case basis. CCA continues to have a number of concerns with the draft emergency regulations, which have been repeatedly communicated to the SWRCB. For instance, with statement and registration holders now required to submit reports annually rather than every three or five years, CCA has urged the SWRCB to update its fees to avoid tripling or quintupling the attendant filing costs for such reports. Additionally, CCA is concerned about monitoring and reporting requirements for stock ponds which may not be readily accessible by ranchers at all times—for instance, high-elevation ponds which might be inaccessible during the winter months. CCA will continue to provide input to the SWRCB on this very important issue, including the board’s Jan. 19 meeting where it is likely to take action on the emergency regulations. For any questions or comments on SB 88 or the draft emergency regulations, please contact Justin Oldfield or Kirk Wilbur in the CCA office.


Beau and Lindy Cruise H: (541) 462-3109 bar9angus@gmail.com

Jim Anspach H: (541) 462-3083 C: (541) 325-3251 bar6charolais@gmail.com

"What does range ready truly mean? To us, range ready means the bulls are “rough country” born, raised and intelligent animals. They do not fall apart at the end of the season and keep up with the cows to “work” for their living. This is the definition of our program and what we strive for in our bulls.” January 2016 California Cattleman 11


Rock Creek

Livestock We’re Here Every Year at the

KLAMATH BULL & SELECT RANCH HORSE SALE

our mature bulls RCL Prophet 249 ★ RCL Capitalist 251 RCL War Pary 259 ★ RCL Payweight 263

Our registered & commercial cattle run the same no irrigated flats and tree covered hills.

Rock Creek Livestock LLC. Brian Richards

99480 Rock Creek Lane • Myrtle Point, OR 97458 krichards23@gmail.com

O: 541.572.5567 • C: 541.290.3118

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Chico state college of agriculture To Hold Beef Field Day FEb. 20 Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 20, to attend the first Beef Day to be offered at California State University, Chico (Chico State), in the past five years at the University Farm. The Chico State Young Cattlemen’s Association with the generous support of the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA), are offering a two-part program beginning at 9 a.m. The morning program will feature speakers addressing consumer perception of the beef industry, judicious use of antibiotics in cattle, and updates on rangeland water quality policy in California. The afternoon program will focus on the following hands-on workshops. Pick your favorite two and join each station for an hour! Rangeland Cattle Management – Join University of California Cooperative Extension staff (UCCE) and faculty at Chico State to learn about current methods of supplementation on rangeland, beef cattle digestive

physiology (complete with rumen diving!), pasture management, and rangeland monitoring methods. Making Social Media Work For You– Are you confused by all of the social media tools or just want to better represent the agriculture industry? Join this session and learn how to become a better AGvocate! Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) – Now more than ever before, it is important to follow BQA procedures and practices. Come learn what is new, especially in regards to recent antibiotic legislation. Carcass Fabrication and New Product Development – Come tour the CSU, Chico Meats Lab and learn about taking beef cuts from wholesale to retail. In addition, new faculty member, Dr. Michael Chao, will discuss the development of new beef products! The event will also offer a tri-tip lunch (free with registration), industry tradeshow, along with silent and live

auction items! Bring your electric branding iron to help Chico State YCA put the finishing touches on a live auction item! If you are a member of California’s Young Cattlemen’s Committee (YCC) member, please consider attending the YCC tour on Friday, Feb. 19, beginning at noon at the University Farm. The tour will focus on beef cattle enterprises in the north state and will culminate with a dinner and social hour that night. For more information or to inquire about participating in the tradeshow please contact Kasey DeAtley at kdeatley@csuchico.edu.

Jerry Baker • 208.739.3449 Samuel Mahler • 208.739.0475

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

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Saturday, February 27, 1 p.m. • Vale, Oregon

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S A V BRUISER 9164

S A V RESOURcE 1441

S A V Bismarck 5682 x S A V 004 Predominant 4438 Rito 7070 of Ideal 3407 7075 x S A V 8180 Traveler 004 ceD +10

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THE CHOICE IS SIMPLE. Three reasons to use Angus now for long-term profitability.

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Angus calves bring more premiums.

In the good times and bad, Angus-sired calves consistently outperform the competition. The 16-year “Here’s the Premium” study from Certified Angus Beef (CAB) shows Angus calves fetch higher prices than calves of any other breed. In fact, 2014 data show Angus calves brought a combined average of nearly $7 per cwt. more than all other calves of similar size and condition.

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Angus offers lower birth weight, more growth and marbling.

No other breed offers a better balance of the traits you need to stay profitable. Compared to Hereford, Red Angus, Simmental and others, Angus bulls offer significantly lower birth weight, equal or greater yearling weight and substantially higher marbling.* And all registered Angus are backed by the industry’s most reliable genetic evaluation service. Quality is the pathway to growing beef demand.

Packers surveyed in 2013 reported paying nearly $50 million in premiums for cattle earning the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand, and consumers continue to demand quality. In fact, during the 20082009 economic downturn, CAB® consumer demand continued recordsetting growth — proof that Angus genetics capture attention at all levels of the beef production chain, even when times get tough.

3201 Frederick Ave. • St. Joseph, MO • 64506 www.ANGUS.org To subscribe to the Angus Journal®, call 816.383.5200. Watch The Angus Report at 7:30 a.m. CST every Monday on RFD-TV.

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS.

© 2015-2016 American Angus Association®

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RABOBANK PREDICTS TIGHT ONGOING SUPPLY WILL SUPPORT PRICES Rabobank Agrifinance released its Global Beef Quarterly 2015 Report for the fourth quarter on Dec. 14. The report says beef prices should hold stable due to tight supply in 2016. The report says demand is expected to remain firm even though supply pressure is easing. China and the U.S. will be the main import markets to watch in 2016—in particular the strength of demand, given high prices. According to the report, Australia, Brazil, India and the United States will be the main exporters to watch—in particular the supply of cattle and beef, in response to rebuilding pressures at different points in the cycle. China continues to play a critical role in the global beef market despite a slowing economy. Although the domestic market has been volatile due to the impact of the grey channel, it will continue to offer sustainable opportunities for the rest of the world. According to Angus GidleyBaird, Senior Animal Protein Analyst at Rabobank: “The introduction of live cattle trade for slaughter or feeding in China provides domestic players the opportunity to offer imports as fresh chilled beef to retail markets, claiming a premium over traditional imports of frozen meat.” It is expected that new provinces and players will join live cattle

imports in 2016, although volumes will be restricted by low cattle availability out of Australia. Highlights from the Global Beef Quarterly Q4 2015 report: • It is expected that Brazil will access the US fresh beef market in 2016. This not only provides access to the U.S. but will also facilitate entry to other markets. • The factors that created large amounts of uncertainty and volatility in the U.S. in the second half of 2015 are expected to ease in 2016. • After consecutive years of record production and exports, Australian cattle supplies tightened considerably in October and November. • In 2016 the first major food & agribusiness company will start sourcing verified sustainable beef, signaling the move beef is making into the consumer trend for sustainably produced food.

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PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER Young producers recognized for making the grade by Thomas Freitas Jr., California Beef Cattle Improvement Association The commercial beef industry’s emphasis on valuebased marketing has improved quality of beef products and increased consumer demand. This increased attention to beef carcass traits is recognized by California Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s (CBCIA) Carcass of Merit and Gold Seal Program. For many years, CBCIA has recognized outstanding beef carcasses from youth livestock shows throughout California. To qualify for the two awards (Certificate of Merit and Gold Seal) require carcass parameters to meet or exceed certain standards for weight and quality and yield grade (see box or table). These standards have changed periodically with industry demands.

2015 CRITERIA CARCASS OF MERIT GOLD SEAL Hot carcass weight, 600 - 950 lbs. Hot carcass weight, 650- 900 lbs. USDA Quality Grade min. USDA Quality Grade min. Choice Minus or higher Choice average or higher USDA Yield Grade Below 3.00 USDA Yield Grade Below 2.5

Certificates from CBCIA are available to sponsors of carcass shows in California through Cooperative Extension Livestock Farm Advisors or accessing the CBCIA web site at www.calcattlemen.org/cca_affiliates/cbcia.aspx. These new certificates are Adobe PDF files with fill in blanks for name of participant, show, date, and carcass parameters which make it easy to acquire and use. As part of the program, carcass show managers are required to submit the names of certificate recipients to CBCIA. In all, 26 carcass contests were reported in 2015. CBCIA and the California Cattlemen’s Association want to recognize and congratulate the following participants:

2015 CBCIA Carcass of Merit and Gold Seal Award Winners Amador County Fair
 Carcass Show Manager: Dan Sehnert Gold Seal: Robbie Woolsey, Courtney Hindman, Kristina Woolsey
 Carcass of Merit: Gracen Santinelli, Morgan Lyman, Megan Lynch, Claudia Koll Calaveras County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Laurie Giannini Gold Seal: Mitchell Menzes, Alexa Bolton Carcass of Merit: Shelby Spence, Jarod Sparrowk, Tanner Joses, Kari Farwell, Nicholas Elliott, Wyatt Billman, Brendan Mendosa, Madelyn Ruff, Winter Whittle, Codi Spencer California Mid-State Fair/San Luis Obispo County Fair Carcass Show Managers: Mike Hall, Mark Clement Gold Seal: Justin Davis, Leanna Newby, Kyle Simonin, Errick Hicks, Wyatt DeBusk, Jess Wilson, Gracie Curtis, Blake Simonin, Jordin Arthurs, Nathan Teixeira, Jessica Judge, Josh Hamers, Lili Lee Peschong Carcass of Merit: Luke O’Leary, Nathan Hamers, Dennis Isbell, Carson Nauta, Sarah Sandoval, Kaitlynn Reichard, Jake Hum18 California Cattleman January 2016

phrey, Lindsey Bridgman, Jenna Lee, Jessica Simonin, Sari Silva, Isaac Lindsey, Shane Simonin, Kayla Hurl, Anneke Vander Horst, Jacob Walker, Bethany Willy, Madison Ramsey, Becca Stroud, Wyatt Judge, Katrina Vander Horst, Cameron Strobridge, Johnny Schmitz, Mackenzie Ramsey, Marino D’Alfonso, Wyatt Savage, Emilia Lane, Morgan Humphrey, Kadin Javadi, Cooper Humphrey, Josie Pereia, Danielle Huseby, Reba Taylor, Ashley Lewis, Quinnten Thomas, Mallori Seifert, Bradly Isbell, Jace Donati, Harrison Orradre, Carly Wheeler, Emily Kollmann, Taylor Miller, Allie Donati, Tanner Webster, Ryan Philbrick, Cameron Simpson, Alicia Avila, Jesslyn Blank, Jared Javadi, Thomas Phelan Colusa County Fair
 Carcass Show Manager: Josh Davy
 Gold Seal: Taylor Perry, Zachary Ogaz
 Carcass of Merit: Cade Brackett, Riley Griffith, Matthew Reamer, Siler Miller, Amanda Thomas, Garrett Goodman, Owen Ryan, Drew Hartill, Rachel Robledo, Renee Orosco, Kenneth Swearinger, Travis Moniz, Maureen Lagrade, Brandon Duong, Marcus Sanchez, Hailey Taynham, Sarah Munk, Ryan Ward Dixon May Fair
 Carcass Show Manager: Morgan Doran, Jeff Dittmer
 Carcass of Merit: Luis Lafitte, Jared Tanaka, Justin Hagan, Amber Shryack, Lyle Glass, Jake Hagan, Kaitlin Black, Hannah Drayton, Sage Alvarez, Mikayla Hagan El Dorado County Fair 
 Carcass Show Manager: Dan Sehnert
 Gold Seal: None Carcass of Merit: Colton Michilizzi, Cole Williams, Jayla Somera, Jonathon Rapp, Calista Schreck ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 20


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Gold Country Fair Carcass Show Manager: Roger Ingram Gold Seal: Meredith Smotherman Carcass of Merit: Aubree Freymond, MacKenzie Murphey, Macie Maxwell, Pierce O’Neil, Madeline Murphey, Nicole Barnett, Levi Baser Intermountain Fair Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Carcass of Merit: Kendall Gerig, Jess Gould, Gunnar Ronquist, Nicole Taylor, Amy Brown, Jessica Hammon, Kaythlynn Howden, Austin Pritchett, Jose Sanchez, Wyatt Schmitt Lassen County Fair Carcass Show Manager: David Lile Gold Seal: Ellie Ward, Brock Wolf, Abigail Carlson, Brittany Pickett, Jack Mallery Carcass of Merit: Emily Egan, Nathan Egan, Jonathan Langston, Wesley Langston, Karina Lepe, Angela Bell, Olivia Carlson Monterey County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Scott Violini Gold Seal: Emily Kennedy Carcass of Merit: Taryn Wright, Mack Laporte Nevada County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Roger Ingram Carcass of Merit: Maddie Prechter, Clint Bielen, Catharine Renner, Heath Mullen, Megan Volheim, Beau Baggett, Molly Fowler, Cameron Ramsour, Seth Robinson, Helen Sands, Justin Volheim, Emma Durham Placer County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Roger Ingram Carcass of Merit: Kellie MacCracken, Austin Freymond, Wyatt Dornbush Redwood Empire Fair/Ukiah Carcass Show Managers: Tina Wilson, Danya Hildebrand Carcass of Merit: Blair Beeson, Matt Delbar, Tony Zamora, Gracie Bauer, Katie Brown, Wyatt Hobart, Elizabeth Rountree, Sabrina McCarty, Grace Horger, Jodie Nelson, Bianca Zamora, Jocie Thieman Santa Barbara County Fair
 Carcass Show Manager: Mark Clement
 Gold Seal: Brittany Lopez, Tristan Kai Porterfield, Justin Mortensen, Anthony Nunez, Abbigail Winchell, Alex Emerick, Camden Paz, Josh Mendez, Wyatt Jones, Kaitlyn Fleming, Aaron Nunez, Gunnar Thomas, Madison Gamble, Conner Hayes, Jose Armando Rios, Jayce Gamble
 Carcass of Merit: Madison Cossa, Carina Fulgencio, Mason Townes, Corbin Hayes, Adam Beck, Johna Emerick, Amanda Tomasini, Alejandro Inigues-Rosas, Blake Debernardi, Carla Fulgencio, Sage Pearce, Cheyanne Cordova, Kayleigh Hollum, Colton Callaway, Kristoffer Camargo, Jose Lemus, Mayra Fulgencio, Alxius Jones, Kiera Van Patten, Braidyn Cossa, Caleb Thompson, Alexandra Thompson, Jacob Abatti, Grant Solem, Carson Estrada, Nico Menjivar Santa Clara County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Sheila Barry, Janet Burback Carcass of Merit: K. Boynton, K. Phillips, B. Vandercock, C. Cowen, K. Beltran, G. Beltran, A. Bartneck, G. Davis, M. Smith, TJ Suit, C. Gilroy, C. Moore, C. Duarte, J. Peacock San Joaquin County/Ag Fest Carcass Show Manager: Rita McPhee Gold Seal: Courtney Castello, Royce McPhee-Bayha, Anna Miller, Marissa Nida, Ben Robinson, Sophia Spingolo, Samantha Yates Carcass of Merit: Brandon Carr, Audrianna Alegre, Matt Bongiovanni, Riley Gillihan, Weston Gookin, Cassady Hill, Chad Ludwig, Daniel Moules, Flynn Murphy, Rachel Nowak 20 California Cattleman January 2016

Shasta District Fair Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Carcass of Merit: Adam Blalock, Tyler Largent, Garrett Perry, Bryson Serna, Augstina Urricelqui, Derek Adams, Stacy Cole, Kilee Hannan, Shaylee Perry, Emmett Theodore, Valeriana Urricelqui, Joshua Voigtman, Allen Williams, Steve Witmore, Cody Wright Siskiyou Golden Fair Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Gold Seal: Cody Brown, Kayla Brown, Tara Burrone, Lauren Eldenburg, Robert Freeman, Jayne Harris, Nora Harris, Paige Hinton, Mark Jenner, Jackson Wood Carcass of Merit: Avery Cash, Mikayla Duchi, Olivia Hinton, Jess Jenner, Luke Jenner, Savanna Peters, Joshua Scala, Kaycie Tidwell Silver Dollar Fair Carcass Show Manager: Patrick Doyle, Shelley Livingstone Gold Seal: Alexis Taylor Carcass of Merit: Jake Garcia, Jillian Gabski, Trae Slightom, John Boyes, Gunnar Allen, Josh Cain, Kiana Chapman, Taylor Lacey, Carrie Jean Slack, Amber Avila, Hayley Colwes, Matt Vanella, Carl Dennis, Nicole Luce, Blake Boyes, Luke Boyes, Eddie Bird, Luke Sebastain, Bailee Sutton, Levi Niemela 
 Solano County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Morgan Doran Carcass of Merit: Jared Tanaka. Jillian Toynbee, Ryann Everett Tehama District Fair
 Carcass Show Manager: Josh Davy
 Gold Seal: Kayla McGiffin Carcass of Merit: Melissa Stroing, Marlee Meadows, Sage Flournoy, Chase Wimer, Libby Merkley, Carson Loewen, Yasmeen Ali, Austin Flood, Jacey Pray, Liam Brown, Kirsten Exum, Chelsea Hardwick Trinity County Fair Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Carcass of Merit: Cheyanne Noland, Colton Brown Tulare County Fair Carcass Show Manager: John Toledo Gold Seal: Haley Tharp, Bryce Davis, Kayla Belcher Carcass of Merit: Britney Heffner, Ally Lusk, Kiel Wilson, Brendan Black, Owen Allen, Daniel Brenes, Cody Walker, Kaitlyn Oatman, Evan Branco, Christopher Sousa, Brayden Inchcliff, Catherine Edwards, Alec Morcom, Danna Staberg, Jessica Henderson, Jordan Andrade, Fallon Sousa, Lucy Garcia Tulelake/Butte Valley Fair Carcass Show Manager: Dan Drake Gold Seal: Will Schumacher Carcass of Merit: Cory Lyman, Colton Dillabo Yolo County Spring Show Carcass Show Managers: Morgan Doran, Carl Wulff Carcass of Merit: Kathryn Kasbergen, Jack Flynn Yolo County Fair Carcass Show Managers: Morgan Doran, Carl Wulff Carcass of Merit: Mary Paschke, David Ruvalcaba, Kelsey McLagan

CBCIA would like to thank past CBCIA President Thomas Freitas, Jr., for his longtime dedication to the Carcass of Merit Program, which he has selflessly coordinated for the past decade. For more informtion on the program, contact incoming coordinator Amanda Gipe McKeith, Ph.D., at California State University, Fresno.


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75 Y ears in Red Bluff The Best in the West Celebrates Diamond Anniversary by Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen

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n 1942, when a small group of ranchers and a local farm advisor started a Hereford show and sale in Red Bluff, it’s likely no one anticipated it would become one of the town’s most respected and celebrated traditions. As the Hereford sale evolved, so did the crowd it attracted. What started as a way to improve the cattle industry in Northern California has grown to a full-fledged western extravaganza recognized by those in the ranching community as one of the greatest stock shows and sales west of the Rocky Mountains. While the sale remains one of the best chances for many friends to socialize, the movies that used to take place at the iconic State Theater and the annual banquet have been replaced by numerous other events during the sale’s duration. But, this year, as a special treat, a gala will be held at the State Theater in downtown Red Bluff to kick-off the weeklong event. Even though the sale – and the weeklong celebration surrounding it – has evolved a great deal over the years, it was and remains today an opportunity to catch up with old friends who always make it out for the sale. Nearly 40 years ago the annual bull sale evolved significantly as stock dogs and ranch geldings were added to the sale offering. And now, with a wellrounded trade show and western art exhibit, their literally isn’t anything for a ranch that can’t been found at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale. The ranch horse competition and the shows put on by the working stock dogs, which were added to the week’s agenda in

The Red Bluff Bull Sale officially started in 1941 and was exclusively a Hereford bull sale. But even in 1972, when this photo was taken, Herefords were still a prevalent part of the sale. Today the sale features bulls from a variety of breed associations and composite breeds. 22 California Cattleman January 2016

the late 1970s, take up some of the downtime for socializing but also attract a segment of western enthusiasts that the bull sale alone did not. And while ranch wives get in their annual chat, they can also find time for some good shopping. The trade show at the sale has grown to nearly 300 vendors ranging from tractors and cattle facilities to clothing and interior décor. “Over the years, the bull sale has just been the place to be at the end of January,” said local rancher Cathy Tobin, Flournoy, who has consigned Hereford cattle since 1975. ”Whether folks have a reason to be at the sale or not, they just know they have to be there. It is more than a place to buy bulls, it is a place for reuniting with friends and celebrating our livelihood.” Someone who has been consigning cattle to Red Bluff for nearly 40 years is Turlock-based purebred beef producer Don Cardey. Cardey exhibits and sells cattle at shows and sales throughout the west and says Red Bluff is still one of his favorites to attend and bring cattle to. “The committee make this sale a pleasure to be a part of, but the traditions behind the event make it second-to-none,” Cardey said. “If I weren’t in Red Bluff the end of January, I don’t know where I would be.” “The sale has certainly evolved over time but the quality of the sale and incentive for breeders to market their bulls in Red Bluff have always remained,” Cardey said. Quality sale staff and auctioneers has always been a priority for Red Bluff. At any given time, Red Bluff is known for having the best sale crew the beef industry has to offer. Legendary auctioneer Col. Bill Lefty, Roseville, sold the bull sale for many years, including the 50th anniversary sale and said in the ranching world, Red Bluff is still one of the largest and most recognized events in the west. “Traveling the country, folks always wanted to know about Red Bluff,” Lefty said. “It was and still is known by cattlemen and horsemen everywhere. My closest associates – cattle breeders, customers and ringmen – made the days at Red Bluff some of the most memorable.” Col. Rick Machado, Shandon, who has worked as an auctioneer for the event for nearly 20 years says each year the event seems to get better. Machado is just one of four world champion auctioneers who currently work at the event. He says being an event ran by stockmen for stockmen is part of what makes it special. “Going to Red Bluff is one of the highlights of my year,” Machado says. “It’s an honor to witness the traditions evolve and to see the event moving forward. RBBGS © It is a sale where you can count on working with real


cattlemen, real consignors and real people. Being in January, it is also a fun way to kick-off the new year.” Ron Anderson, Eagle Point, Ore., who served as a longtime sale manager for the event, still plays and integral • In 1943, the Red Bluff Bull Sale Featured 250 Hereford bulls from role on the sale committee. He said the committee brings 23 breeders in six states. the sale and surrounding activities much of its success. “This committee is made up of real hardworking people In 2016, there are 401 bulls entered in the event from 95 who want to see the event continue another 75 years,” operations in four states. Anderson said. “It is a standard that has become inbedded • At the 11th annual sale in 1952, the event included 400 Hereford in everyone who is involved with it.” bulls, 75 Shorthorns and 25 Angus. Adam Owens, Red Bluff, is the current manager of the sale and with a family history deeply rooted in the bull sale, Today there are 226 Angus, 29 Herefords and 3 Shorthorns as well as a variety of other breeds. says it is a job he takes seriously. Owens officially took the reins of the committee in • At the 20th annual event in 1961 the population of Red Bluff 2010 after several years on the committee. Born into the was 6,000 and 5,000 people visited the sale. The average price of fifth generation of Owens ranchers to reside and raise cattle a bull was $582 and the sale grossed $291,050. in Red Bluff and Cottonwood, his grandfather, Bill Owens In 2015, the population of Red Bluff was just over 14,000 with joined the committee in 1953 and retired as president in nearly as many people attending the bull and gelding sale 1986. His great-grandfather, Roy Owens, also from Red festivities. The average price of a bull in 2015 was a record-setting Bluff, was a founder and president of the Red Bluff Bull $6,594 with a sale gross of $1,556,200. Sale. It’s easy to see why he takes the success of the sale so personally. “For me, as a local, I want nothing more than to see this event continue the way it has for generations,” Owens said. “But, times have changed and in order to keep up, the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale has had to evolve. Thanks to our sponsors we’ve been able to do that.” Owens said with an upcoming generation that may not want to be directly involved with ranching, it is vital to find ways to involve them. For that reason events like Red Bluff ’s Buckin’ Best Bull Riding was added several years ago. “Events like the bull riding don’t just keep folks at the bull sale festivities longer, they attract people who may not come at all,” Owens said. “It’s enticing entertainment and by encouraging folks from the urban community to attend they might get a taste for what those of us directly involved in the industry love about it.” “It is an honor to be entrusted with this job but with it RBBGS © comes the added pressure of maintaining the integrity of an event that is intertwined with our family legacy,” Owens The original Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee in 1942. Left to right said. are: Sam Ayers, Charlie Luther, Charlie Stover, Roy Owens, Bood McKerras, Sidney Watson and Don Smith, whom the bull sale Aside from the family legacy, Owens said something pavilion was later named after. else he is proud of that separates the Red Bluff event from others like it is that the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, a non-profit, gives back to industry causes that benefit ranchers, like CCA’s Livestock Memorial Research Fund and Water For Life. Since 1990, the bull and gelding sale has contributed more than $300,000, in addition to serving as a venue where funds are raised for other industry causes. Owens says, nowhere else in the West can a producer do so much for their herd and for their industry than by participating in and supporting the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale. “The one tradition that is most important at Red Bluff is excellence. If we maintain that tradition, the rest is easy,” Owens says. “Strict and consistent standards lead to confident and happy buyers, which lead to the best consignors bringing their best animals. But excellence is not RBBGS © easy. It takes constant tinkering and adjusting.” Owens says along with the committee, the tradition For those who have attended the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, and the pride locals take in the event are what will allow the this photo is evidence that the event has stayed true to its traditions. Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale to stay one of the greatest This photo, taken at the 30th anniversary of the sale shows that from the ring to the packed bleachers, the event remains as prestigious as western attractions of all time. it once was. For a full schedule of this year’s events, see page 24.

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Tuesday, January 26 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

Tehama District Fairgrounds Red Bluff, California

Kick-Off Breakfast & Beef Forum, Merck Animal Health, Don Smith Pavilion Sifting & Grading of all Range Ready Calving-Ease and Range Ready Bulls, Don Smith Pavilion 75th Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale Kick Off Gala, presented by CHS Nutrition. State Theater, downtown Red Bluff

Wednesday, January 27 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 3:30-5:30 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 Clinic, Pauline Davis Pavilion 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

Thursday, January 28 7:30 a.m. 9 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. Elanco Seminar, Don Smith Pavilion 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 Legendary Hall of Fame Cow Horse Trainer Bobby Ingersoll presented by Zoetis, Pauline Davis Pavilion Geldings - Conformation Horse Selected. Followed by working cows dogs, Pauline Davis Pavilion

Friday, January 29 8 a.m.

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. 5:30 p.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. Animals sold in computer drawn order. Admission is $10.00/person. Tickets available at door, or call office

Saturday, January 30 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

for more information, visit www.redbluffbullsale.com

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2016 Gelding && Red Bluff horse consignors Stock dog Dog Consignors Geldings

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

Allan, Randy & Cheyenne............................................ Mabton, WA Allred, Diana...............................................................Anderson, CA Arden, Art................................................................Cottonwood, CA Auman, Jeremy......................................................... Onalaska, WA Auman, Josh.............................................................. Onalaska, WA Baker, Cynthia.............................................................. Prescott, AZ Baker, Tami........................................................................... Igo, CA Banducci, Robert & Edie.............................................Umpqua, OR Bar X Ranch................................................................... Asotin, WA Barnes, Paul.................................................................. Minden, NV Bartholomew, Michelle................................................... Turlock, CA Barton, Jim........................................................................Carey, ID Benbough, Stephen & Tina................................................Elko, NV Buchanan, Billy..........................................................Redmond, OR Buckingham, Tom & Carmen.........................................Bruneau, ID Bunyard, Martin............................................................. Fernley, NV Bushey, Linda................................................................... Napa, CA Cancelieri, Tony......................................................................... Italy Cole, Darlene................................................................. Veneta, OR Davis, Amy Joy........................................................ Woodward, OK Davis, Peggy.......................................................Klamath Falls, OR Day, David.....................................................................Ontario, OR Denny, Rae Ann.........................................................Idaho Falls, ID Donaldson, Pam........................................................... Lewiston, ID Edsall, Clayton..............................................................Oakdale, CA Edsall, Sharon...................................................................Avon, MT Ferreira, James.................................................................. Galt, CA Friberg, Sandra & John................................................... Fallon, NV Gose, Andrew & Larilyn............................................ Pilot Rock, OR Grimsman, Kate.............................................................. Orland, CA Gunsauls, David......................................................... Red Bluff, CA Hansen, Ross.................................................................Tenino, WA Harris, Carl.............................................................Cottonwood, CA Hawk Ranch...................................................................... Boise, ID Henricks, Todd...............................................................Ontario, OR Holzum, Tyler & Jennifer..............................................Oakdale, CA Jackson, Deborah.......................................................Anderson, CA Jacobs, Brian................................................................... Wilton, CA JK Ranch...................................................................... Corning, CA Johnson, Richard........................................................Temecula, CA Jones, Emily................................................................ Arbuckle, CA Jones, Will & Christie...................................................Lemoore, CA Kennedy, Rhett.........................................................Chowchilla, CA King, Wade............................................................. Coulee City, WA Little, Jan........................................................................Emmett, ID Maffei, Stacey.........................................................Yorba Linda, CA McNeill, Paige.................................................................Hobbs, NM Neubert, Bryan & Patricia...............................................Alturas, CA Nonella Livestock................................................Klamath Falls, OR Odom, Dawn.................................................................... Darby, MT Owens, Kenneth......................................................... Red Bluff, CA Price, Dean................................................................Idaho Falls, ID

Quintana, Rex.........................................................Weatherford, TX Ralph, Mike & Pam................................................Grants Pass, OR Riddle, Tim.............................................................Weatherford, TX Rossi, Mika................................................................... Paulina, OR Roth, Gene................................................................... Lewiston, ID Rowse, Sara............................................................... Prineville, CA Ryan, Alicia.................................................................Anderson, CA Ryan, Patricia.............................................................Somerset, CA Sequeira Ranches......................................................Petaluma, CA Shannon, Erin.................................................................Tenino, WA Shelman, Cory................................................................. Burns, OR Sleeman, Jeff & Becky....................................................... Roy, WA Smith, Harry................................................................Yerington, NV Sponseller, Dylan............................................................Alturas, CA Stanley, Jake............................................................ Hermiston, OR Stork, Michelle.............................................................Ferndale, CA Swensen, Clint......................................................... Palo Cedro, CA Thomas, Sabrina........................................................Anderson, CA TR Quarter Horses.......................................................... Burns, OR Vickerman, Bret.................................................... Summerlake, OR Villagrana, Joe............................................................... Paisley, OR Vogt, Chet & Angela.................................................. Elk Creek, CA Westbrook, Dana......................................................... Oakland, OR White, Marylee................................................................. Burns, OR

Stock Dogs

Jaime Gonzalez............................................... Klamath Falls, OR Eric Wanman....................................................................Buhl, ID Bryan Nuebert.............................................................Alturas, CA Kirk Winebarger.............................................................. Post, OR Edgar Ortega.......................................................Ft. Klamath, OR Ken Carel...................................................................Buckley, WA Sandi Newton..................................................... Weatherford, TX Bill Boyd.................................................................. Chiloquin, OR Pam Schwenkfelder............................................... Cambridge, ID Mason Winebarger.........................................................Post, OR Sheri Jo Prose..........................................................Williams, OR Brian Jacobs.................................................................Wilton, CA Ashley Wagner..............................................................Friant, CA Rocky Brown.................................................................. Mesa, ID Robin Brown................................................................... Mesa, ID Craig Eddins................................................................. Menan, ID Cody Christensen.................................................. Heber City, UT Dewey Smuin.............................................................Terreton, ID Jeremy Sutton.............................................................Midvale, ID Micheal Warner.....................................................Grantsville, UT

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2016 Bull Consignors Whitcomb Cattle Co.................. Loma Rica, CA White Cattle Co................................ Burns, OR Wulff Brothers Livestock............. Woodland, CA Zanolini Cattle Co..................... Healdsburg, CA

Angus

CONSIGNOR..................... CITY, STATE

Avila Cattle Co.......................... Cottonwood,CA Bar KD Ranch...................................Culver, OR Barr Ranch.........................................Bend, OR Barry Angus & Hereford............... Gresham, OR Roadrunner Angus...........................Turlock, CA CB Ranch.........................................Gerber, CA Charron Ranch..............................Paicines, CA Cooper Cattle Co........................... Oakdale, CA Nick Cozzitorto............................... Gustine, CA D Bar D Angus..............................Mariposa, CA Double D Cattle....................... Terrebonne, OR Easterly Romanov Ranch............ Sheridan, CA England Ranch & Ayres.............. Prineville, OR England Ranch........................... Prineville, OR Fair Cattle......................................... Denair, CA Flint Hill Corp......................... Copperopolis, CA Ford Cattle Co................................... Sutter, CA GK Cattle,.................................... Mariposa, CA Gohr Cattle.....................................Madras, OR Grayback Angus Ranch.................Williams, OR HAVE Angus..................................... Wilton, CA Hogan Ranch....................................Gerber, CA Honey Run Angus...........................Tehama, CA Jackson Mtn. Angus...............Winnemucca, NV JY Angus.......................................... Vallejo, CA K Bar D...................................... Redmond, OR Little Shasta Ranch.....................Montague, CA Newtons Angus............................Montague, CA Oak Ridge Angus..........................Calistoga, CA Owings Cattle.........................Powell Butte, OR P&M Waltz Ranches.................. Wheatland, CA Poncetta Farms, Inc..................Bakersfield, CA Rocking PH Ranch........ American Canyon, CA Schmidt Cattle Co........................Stevinson, CA Sierra Ranches..............................Modesto, CA Spencer Cattle Co............ Rancho Murietta, CA Stardust Farms............................. Oak Run, CA Sunbright Angus...........................Red Bluff, CA The Bull Mart.....................................Burns, OR T&S Livestock...................................Gerber, CA Teixeira Cattle Co.................. Pismo Beach, CA Traynham Ranches..................Eagle Point, OR

Balancer

LCS................................................... Burns, OR

Charolais

Avila Cattle Co.,....................... Cottonwood, CA Bianchi Ranches................................ Gilroy, CA Broken Box Ranch......................... Williams, CA

Cardey Ranches.............................. Turlock, CA Cedar Creek Charolais............Myrtle Point, OR Rafter DN Ranch.....................Powell Butte, OR

ChiAngus

Brocco Show Cattle (Chimaine).............Sonoma, CA White Cattle Co.......................................... Burns, OR

Hereford

Barry Angus & Hereford...............Gresham, OR Chandler Herefords.....................Baker City, OR CX Ranch......................................Pomeroy, WA England & Carlise Herefords....... Prineville, OR England Ranch..............................Prineville, OR England Ranch........................Powell Butte, OR Genoa Livestock...............................Minden, NV High Desert Cattle Co............. Canyon City, OR Kudlac Herefords.....................Grants Pass, OR Macfarlane Livestock............... Cottonwood, CA Morrell Ranches...............................Willows, CA Oak Knoll Herefords.......................Flournoy, CA Sonoma Mtn Herefords............ Santa Rosa, CA Wagenblast Hereford Ranch..........Madras, OR White Cattle Co..................................Burns, OR

Lim-Flex

Easterly Romanov Ranch......................Sheridan, CA Haugen Limousin..............................Los Molinos, CA Reid Cattle...........................................Wheatland, CA Whitcomb Cattle Co............................Loma Rica, CA

MaineAnjou

Brocco Show Cattle........................ Sonoma, CA

Maintainer

Macfarlane Cattle Co....................McArthur, CA

Polled Hereford

Apache Herefords...................Catheys Valley, CA Arrow B Livestock....................Klamath Falls, OR Autrey, Jason..................................... Gustine, CA Barry Angus & Hereford................. Gresham, OR Bianchi Ranches.................................... Gilroy, CA England & Carlise Herefords..........Prineville, OR Gohr Cattle......................................... Madras, OR Hannan Family Farm.......................... Molalla, OR Harfst Herefords..........................Jacksonville, OR Lambert Ranch...................................Oroville, CA Macfarlane Livestock.................. Cottonwood, CA Sierra Ranches.................................Modesto, CA Sonoma Mtn. Herefords..............Santa Rosa, CA Quick Mill Farms.........................Oregon City, OR Weimer Cattle Co......................... Susanville, CA

Red Angus

6R Ranch.................................Powell Butte, OR CB Ranch..........................................Gerber, CA England Ranch........................Powell Butte, OR Kool Breeze Red Angus........................Adin, CA Lazy J Red Angus.........................Prineville, OR Owings Cattle..........................Powell Butte, OR Winter Brook Cattle Co.....................Canby, OR

Shorthorn

Cardey Ranches.............................. Turlock, CA Trident Farms........................ Sloughhouse, CA

SimAngus

Double D Cattle......................... Terrebonne, CA Gohr Cattle......................................Madras, OR Hinton Ranch Simmentals.......... Montague, CA Little Shasta Ranch..................... Montague, CA Schmidt Cattle Co........................Stevinson, CA Strickler Livestock............................. Orland, CA Teixeira Cattle Co...................Pismo Beach, CA

Offering more greats like these 2015 champions!

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Outstanding Angus Bulls from

CHARRON RANCH Coming to Red Bluff!

7 Range Ready Bulls • 2 Halter Bulls • All Ready to Perform for You! LOT #

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MARB RE

FAT

61 62 63 64 65 66

3.2 -0.3 2.9 -0.7 0.9 0.8

41 40 31 39 28 47

76 70 64 72 45 91

18 21 12 20 22 24

40 0.32 0.29 0.23 0.34 31

0.07 0.11 0.09 -0.01 0.22 -0.02

0.015 0.001

67 68 69

1.3 -0.3 -0.7

37 39 43

68 74 84

21 21 21

0.47 0.45 33

0.41 0.42 0.14

0.017 0.024 0.035

-0.021 0.032 -0.023

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Always Bringing the Best to R ed Bluff!

OFFERING 5 HALTER BULLS WITH BREED-LEADING GENETICS IN 2016!

LOT # 312 313 314 315 316

SIRE X MGS NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET X CL 1 DOMINO 320N NJW 98 S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET x CL 1 DOMINO 320N HH ADVANCE 1038Y ET X CL 1 DOMINO 320N NJW 73SW18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET X GO EXCEL L18 HH ADVANCE 0132X X GOLDEN OAK OUTCROSS 18U

2014 RED BLUFF CHAMPION HEREFORD

MORRELL RANCHES

BW 1.6 1.8 2.4 2.4 2.9

WW 48 48 40 51 55

YW 76 76 70 89 88

MILK MARB 33 0.17 33 0.17 27 -0.03 30 0.32 29 0.19

RE FAT $CHB 0.1 -0.024 $26 0.1 -0.024 $26 0.01 -0.004 $17 0.26 0.016 $29 0.4 0.039 $27

2013 RED BLUFF CHAMPION HEREFORD

Barry, Carrie & Bailey Morrell

(530) 934-2047 • morrellranches@yahoo.com • 5640 County Road 65 • Willows, California 95988

2013 CBCIA Seedstock Producer of the Year

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A Special Sale Offering Benefitting Agriculture!

Double D Cattle Co. 10 Top Range-Ready Bulls offered in REd Bluff 2 Angus Powerhouses by

MLC UPSHOT 8362

BW I +1.3

Barstow Cash

DOB: 9/2/14 • AAA Reg: 18082312 Sire: Exar Upshot 0562B • MGS: BR Midland WW I+52

YW I+95

Milk I+28

Marb I+.65

RE I+.73

8 SimAngus Standouts Sired By

FAT $B I+.033 I+116.00

HPRP Milestone 001Z SVF Allegiance Y802 Bridle Bit MR Z271 TJ Sharper Image 809U

Generously Donated by:

Traynham ranches, Eagle Point, Or

All Proceeds go to Water for Life

Double D Cattle Co.

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Dave Riedweg 3491 N.W. Ice Ave Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-2377

Winners at

Coming to Red Bluff with 10 Top Angus Prospects! 6 Halter Bulls • 4 Range Ready Bulls

BW 1.3 WW 55 YW 97 Milk 29 Marb .60 RE 1.09 Fat -.008 $B 135.57

TRAYNHAMS UPSHOT 7066 DOB: 1/1/14 • AAA Reg: 17847791 Sire: Exar Upshot 0562B • MGS: SAV Bismarck 5682

Also Selling Sons of: EXAR UPSHOT 0562B AEC SCHURRTOP 2500 1301 TRAYNHAMS BISMARK 3022 TRAYNHAMS UPSHOT 1346

BW 1.9 WW 54 YW 99 Milk 28 Marb .46 RE .82 Fat .037 $B 123.57

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Winners at

LITTLE SHASTA RANCH

Bringing the Best of Both Worlds To Red Bluff! 7 SIMANGUS BULLS

4 Halter • 3 Range Ready LOT # 401 405 406 402 400 404 403

SIRE SFG Express X175 74-51 Tank X108 74-51 Tank X108 SFG Express X175 Poly Shear Force 13000ET 74-51 Tank X108 Poly Shear Force 13000ET

BW +1.3 +1.5 +3.1 +1.6 +0.0 +2.5

WW +56 +57 +68 +52 +61 +66

YW +101 +87 +108 +92 +93 +102

+.9

+63 +99

MILK +27 +20 +24 +26 +23 +23

MARB +.39 +.36 +.021 +.40 +.52 +.24

+24 +.37

RE +.009 +.44 +.45 +.44 +.78 +.42

FAT +.047 -.032 -.05 +.006 -.019 -.046

+.79 -.046

1 RANGE READY ANGUS BULL

LOT # SIRE 139 CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229

BW WW YW MILK MARB RE FAT I+2.3 I+53 I+93 I+26 I+.61 I+.31 I+.035

Little Shasta Ranch wishes to congratulate the Red Bluff committee on 75 years of bull sale success!

Winners at

s u g n A saved four of the best for E V A

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red bluff, including these proven champions!

BREED RANK TOP 2% TOP 3% TOP 10% Top 2%

TRAIT YW WW MILK $F

BREED RANK TRAIT TOP 10% YW TOP 5% $F

HAVE IMPRESSIVE 168 ET 1427 Reg: AAA 17911475 • 4/9/14

HAVE TOP NOTCH 168 1446

Reg: AAA 18070132 • 9/15/14

BOTH BULLS NAMED CHAMPION OR RES. CHAMPION AT MULTIPLE ROV SHOWS AND STATE FAIRS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA AND OREGON IN 2015! Jim, Karen & Elizabeth Vietheer: (916) 687-7620 (916) 834-2669 jimvietheer@frontiernet.net

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Biozyme offers tips for winter supplementation Now that the first blast of winter weather has likely hit your area, have you thought about what that means to your cows? Cold temperatures significantly raise energy requirements. Undeveloped winter hair coats, wet hides and wind all combine to magnify this increase in energy requirements. The combination of calving cows and colder environmental conditions can easily result in producers not providing enough feed energy and cows losing weight. So what can producers do to manage the cold stress and feed adequately during the winter months? Here are some tips: 1) Feed higher quality hay (with more energy) and expect cows to increase intake. Without a forage analysis, you cannot be exactly sure of your hay’s energy level, which can lead to inadequate nutrition. BioZyme offers complimentary hay testing and nutrition analysis to producers through its nationwide dealer network

and Area Sales Managers. For more information, visit http://vitaferm. com/testyourhay/ 2) Feed cattle a supplement, such as BioZyme’s Amaferm®, that improves digestibility of their feed and helps ensure that they are extracting all of the energy possible. Research with Amaferm has shown benefits similar to feeding at least 1 pound of grain. 3) Consider moving cows to locations with protection from the wind and wet weather. The energy requirement of beef cattle increases about 3 percent for each degree that the wind chill is below 59 degrees F. This increases even further in wet conditions and prior to fully developing a winter hair coat. 4) Match animal nutrition requirements to the quality of your forage. Heifers and thin cows require a more energy-dense diet, compared to older or fleshy cows. Sorting animals into groups based on body condition allows you to feed the available forage more effectively. Start by targeting

your higher quality, more immature forages toward heifers and thin cows. These earlier harvested forages will be the most energy dense as energy declines considerably with maturity. The older and higher body condition cows can then be fed slightly more mature forage. This allows you to maximize the use of your forage supply while better targeting the nutritional needs of your entire herd. 5) A good guideline is to feed 3 to 6 pounds of energy supplements like soyhulls, corn gluten feed or corn to avoid weight loss during these stressful periods. The bottom line is, early cold stress can result in a snowball effect if left unchecked. Keeping cows in good condition in fall and early winter ultimately helps insulate cows and minimize the amount of feed required later in the winter season. Now is the time to take an honest evaluation of body condition and match your feeding program to the needs of your cows.

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Many sons of World Record selling bull Miles McKee Sell!

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Providing for the Future At the 99th 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 representatives for the Gordon Van Vleck Memorial Scholarship and the Tom

Casey Dykier

Animal Science Master’s Student University of California, Davis $2,500 • Livestock Memorial Research Fund

Amy McBirney

Grimmius Memorial Scholarship. 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 are 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 2015 CCA scholarships are pictured here. To learn more about how to apply for a CCA scholarship, contact Malorie Bankhead in the CCA office at (916) 444-0845 or malorie@calcattlemen.org

Joey Mancino

Veterinary School Student Iowa State University $2,500 • Livestock Memorial Research Fund

Emily Andreini

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

Kate Daley

Veterinary School Student Colorado State University $500 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

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Alina Amaral

Veterinary School Student Western University of Health Sciences $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Lauren Christiansen

Veterinary School Student Kansas State University $1,000 • Allflex, USA/Feeder Council

Ashley Budde

Animal Science California State University, Fresno $2,400 • Tom Grimmius Memorial

Shelby Rosasco

Animal Science Master’s Student New Mexico State University $1,000 •Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Alden Caldwell

Agriculture Communication California Polytechnic State University $1,250 - CBCIA (Hank Stone Memorial)


2015 SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED BY... the families of the late tom grimmius & gordon van vleck

Feeder Council

Pookie McGlothern

Animal Science California Polytechnic State University $1,250 - CBCIA (Hank Stone Memorial)

Jillian Casacca

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

LMRF

Macy Perry

Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Oklahoma State University $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Abby Grisedale

Animal Science and Business Oklahoma State University $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Jordan Sparrowk

Agricultural Business California Polytechnic State University $1,000 • Allied Industry Council

Stacy Stroing

Animal Science California Polytechnic State University $1,000 • Allied Industry Council

Mitch Behling

Agricultural Business California State University, Fresno $1,000 • Allied Industry Council

Heather Foxworthy

Animal Science California State University, Chico $500 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Katie Roberti

Agriculture Communication California Polytechnic State University $1,000 • Allied Industry Council

Marissa Fisher

Animal Science Texas Tech University $250 • Allflex, USA/Feeder Council

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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD Korean Comeback

Producer’s learn about beef’s comeback in south korean from the U.S. Meat Export Federation Haggard recalled. “Imagine a large room like this and we’re trying to give a seminar, and there’s a guy in the back of the room standing up shouting at the top of his lungs with a banner, ‘Down with U.S. beef, down with American beef.’ So it was a very trying circumstance, but we felt we should persevere.” Following discovery of the first U.S. BSE case in December 2003, Korea was one of the key export markets most effected. By 2006, U.S. beef imports to Korea had resumed, but numerous issues hampered trade. The Korean government announced in April 2008 that the U.S. could fully resume beef shipments to Korea and the market reopened in July of that year. Some consumers in Korea met the announcement with reservations, and rumors about the safety of U.S. beef prompted large protests. “The Korean public was not happy with this agreement, perceiving that government leaders had neglected to consult with proper experts, and viewed it as a concession to the United States,” Yang said. “There was a lot of misinformation being spread, and the media in South Korea was making false reports.” For its part, USMEF had been communicating with Korean consumers, launching educational campaigns in 2007 that showed Koreans enjoying U.S. beef “without anxiety.” A “To Trust” campaign began in late 2009 and quickly expanded into social media, a valuable platform for USMEF and the U.S. meat industry in Korea. Yang and Haggard both pointed out that the result of the promotional and educational campaigns is a steady climb in Korean consumer confidence in U.S. beef. Yang described USMEF’s five-year plan for Korea, which includes further development of branded products, introducing retail-ready packaging, promoting underutilized cuts and expanding retail market penetration by direct sourcing. “As you may have seen this year, USMEF is promoting American barbecue in Korea, which is becoming very popular,” said Yang. “This will continue, because the market still has room to grow and putting the U.S. brand out there is important.” Korea has been a strong performer for U.S. beef in 2015. Through the first three quarters of the year, export volume was up 9 percent USMEF South Korea Director Jihae Yang and USMEF Asian Pacific Senior from a year ago to 92,577 metric tons and value Vice President addressed beef producers at a conference in Tucson, Ariz. increased 4 percent to $613 million.

Cattle producers attending the recent U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Ariz., received an inside look into the history of U.S. beef in South Korea, including the rebuilding of Korean consumer confidence following protests over the product’s perceived safety and quality just seven years ago. A case study titled “Korea: Thirty Years of Challenges for U.S. Beef ” was presented by Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asian Pacific, and Jihae Yang, USMEF director in South Korea. “It really is a tremendous story of a comeback – a comeback that is still in process,” said Haggard, recalling a series of strides and setbacks that occurred over several decades. “Interestingly, people in Korea have always had an appreciation for U.S. beef. Even after the negative false campaigns in the mid-to-late 2000s, U.S. beef is in high demand in Korea today, and that’s the result of aggressive education and promotion by USMEF and the U.S. beef industry.” Haggard set the stage by going back to the 1980s and describing Korean consumption and trade at that time. He touched upon the country’s financial struggles and eventual emergence of the Korean people’s appetite for U.S. beef, showing the steady increase in imports between 1990 and 2003. But this success did not come easily, as U.S. beef ’s presence in Korea faced fierce opposition from the domestic industry. “There was significant tension throughout the 90s,”

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WOLF OFFICIALLY PROTECTED BY CESA AS CDFW RELEASES DEPREDATION PROTOCOLS Though the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted on June 4, 2014 to list the gray wolf as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the Commission did not formalize that listing until the Commission meeting in San Diego on Dec. 10. The Commission adopted regulatory language that formally included the gray wolf on California’s List of Animals Declared to Be Endangered or Threatened. The Commission voted 3-1 to adopt the regulatory amendment, with Commissioner Jim Kellogg representing the sole “no” vote, calling the decision to list the gray wolf as endangered as one of the Commission’s “stupidest” decisions ever. CCA submitted written comments to the Commission once again objecting to the gray wolf ’s listing as an endangered species on a number of legal and policy grounds, and attended the hearing to verbalize those concerns. Importantly, final listing of the gray wolf will render the Commission’s decision ripe for legal challenge. Pursuant to a staff directive adopted in

November of 2014, CCA is currently Long Beach (Walter Pyramid, 1250 N exploring the potential for legal action Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach) against the Commission. • Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the In other news, on Dec. 2, the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento California Department of Fish and (2001 Point W Way, Sacramento) Wildlife (CDFW) released its Draft While CDFW is not required to do Conservation Plan for Gray Wolves a full Response to Comments, CDFW in California (Wolf Management Director Charlton Bonham has stated Plan). CDFW developed its Wolf that CDFW will carefully consider Management Plan with the input of a public comments received on the draft diverse Stakeholder Working Group and may incorporate public comment composed of environmental groups, in finalizing the Wolf Management hunting organizations, and agricultural Plan. interests, including CCA, over the CCA staff is carefully examining course of roughly two years. the Wolf Management Plan prior to CCA encourages members to the Feb. 15 public comment deadline review the Wolf Management Plan, and will provide detailed comments to available online at https://www.wildlife. CDFW. ca.gov/conservation/mammals/ gray-wolf, and to provide any comments prior to the Feb. 15, 2016, comment deadline. CDFW will also hold three public workshops on the In addition to the generious supporters of plan, including: CCA’s Political Action Committee listed in the • Jan. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the November 2015 issue of this publication, CCA would also like to thank these contributors Miner’s Inn Convention Center/ who gave to the Cattle-PAC event at Harris Best Western in Yreka (122 E Miner Ranch in September. Street, Yreka • Jan. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 50/50 Land & Cattle Pointe Conference Center at CSU Andreini and Company

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TOM BRINK TO LEAD RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION Tom Brink, Brighton, Colo., has been named chief executive officer of the Red Angus Association of America. President Kim Ford made the announcement at the association headquarters in Denton, Texas, in late November. “This is an invigorating time for the Red Angus breed. Tom brings incredible industry knowledge and experience to our organization, and he also possesses the skills and character, along with innovative and synergistic thinking to propel our breed into a new era,” said Ford. Brink brings a wealth of beef industry experience to the RAAA, previously serving several top organizations including CattleFax, American Gelbvieh Association, J & F Oklahoma Holdings, Inc., (JBS Five Rivers Feeding, LLC) and most recently as the founder and president of Top Dollar Angus. “I am looking forward to the

opportunity and the challenge to bring the Red Angus breed to the forefront of the beef industry in this country and beyond,” said Brink. “Red Angus and Red Angusinfluenced cattle have much to offer ranchers and cattle feeders in terms of profit-driven traits which result in high-quality, nutritious and wholesome beef for today’s demanding consumer.” Brink holds three degrees from Kansas State University; a Bachelor’s of animal sciences and industry (1983) and Master’s of Science in animal science and industries (1985), and a Master’s in agricultural economics (1987). He and his wife Mindy have four grown children; Erin (26), Austin (24), and twins Dylan and Coltin (20). Brink will officially begin his new position in January.

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CONSERVATION AT PRATHER RANCH

Rickert Family honored with 2015 California Leopold Award Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce Prather Ranch as the recipient of the prestigious 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. Prather Ranch, owned and managed by Jim and Mary Rickert, is a working cattle ranch headquartered in Macdoel and stretches across five counties. Under the Rickert’s management, Prather Ranch has grown in size, implemented conservation enhancements and established several permanent conservation easements. Over the last 35 years, Prather Ranch has continually collaborated with diverse partners to enhance the land and promote land stewardship in the community. One of the ranch’s first efforts to promote biodiversity was taking an unusual approach to managing the wild rice fields on their land near Mt. Shasta. After rice harvest, they began tilling the stubble into the soil and keeping their fields covered in water year-round. The practice not only benefited common species of waterfowl such as Canada Geese and Snow Geese, but it also attracted shore birds like plovers and terns, previously found only on the coast. Through conservation easements in cooperation with the Shasta Land Trust, the Rickerts have preserved some of the state’s most spectacular wildflowers and protected sensitive vernal pools and riparian areas. Prather Ranch has also planted several miles of riparian habitat along streams and irrigation canals to benefit a wide range of animals such as the California Quail and the endangered Shasta crayfish. Jim and Mary provide community leadership, working with 4-H, FFA and local schools for ranch field trips and other activities. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

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“Because more than half of all land in California is privately owned, how landowners manage their properties has a dramatic and lasting effect on the environment and quality of life for all Californians,” said Ashley Boren, Executive Director of Sustainable Conservation. “Since the 70s, Jim and Mary have demonstrated an above-and-beyond commitment to enhancing the land, water and wildlife across a large swath of the state. And, they’ve done it in true Leopold fashion, regarding their land not simply as a commodity that belongs to them, but rather seeing their land as a community to which they belong.” “The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes unique yet replicable strategies a farmer or rancher has developed in managing their land, to be the best steward of the natural resources,” said Paul Wenger, California Farm Bureau President. “We are honored to join Sand County Foundation and Sustainable Conservation to recognize the extraordinary efforts of California farmers and ranchers who go above and beyond in managing and enhancing our natural resources.” The Leopold Conservation Award program inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. The 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award was presented Dec. 7 at the California Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Reno, Nev. Each finalist will be recognized at the event, and Prather Ranch was presented with a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold and $10,000. The award sponsors also wish to congratulate the 2015 finalists for their outstanding contributions to agriculture and conservation: Bruce and Sylvia Hafenfeld, who own Hafenfeld Ranch and manage public lands in eastern Kern County and Ken and Matt Altman, who own and manage Altman Specialty Plants in Riverside and San Diego Counties. The California Leopold Conservation Award is made possible thanks to generous contributions from American Ag Credit, The Harvey L. & Maud S. Sorenson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, The Mosaic Company, DuPont Pioneer, and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

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& 35th Annual Bull and Female Sale Monday, March 14th, 2016

at Spring Cove Ranch, Bliss, Idaho Spring Cove Ranch Angus since 1919

1:00 pm MDT

Selling 160 Angus Bulls & 75 Angus heifers 55 Hereford bulls & 20 Hereford Heifers 10 Red Angus bulls & Heifers

Selling Sons and Daughters sired by these breeding leading sires :

Selling sons of Basin Payweight 1682

Featuring sons of Basin Excitement

Selling 5 ET brothers out of the dam of CCA Emblazon 702 CED+11 BEPD+.1 WEPD+70 YEPD+118 MEPD+26 CW+65 Marb+.91 Rib+.62 SC+1.14 $W+77.99 $F+86.85 CED+11 BEPD-.1 WEPD+73 YEPD+129 MEPD+19 SC+.71 CW+44 Marb+.36 Rib+.58 $W+71.63 $F+97.83 $B+131.19 $B+182.37 Low birth with $W top 3% & $B top 1%

Selling sons of C Gohr 9158 About Time 1101 Selling the

1st

progeny of Sackmann Chief 325

Reg #17551876 Sire: S Chisum 6175 CED+5 BEPD +1.6 WEPD+66 YEPD+114 MEPD+21 SC +.14 CW+43 Marb+.48 Rib+.55 $W+74.03 $F+69.73 $B+127.39 Outcross performance genetics & $W top 5%

CED+0.3 BW+2.0 WW+51 YW+79 M+27 Milk & Growth +53 SC+.7 RIB+.59 MARB+.05 CHB+$25

Selling sons of Sitz Longevity 556Z

CED+5 BEPD-.3 WEPD+63 YEPD+115 MEPD+29 CW+20 Marb+.57 Rib+.37 SC+1.24 $W+76.72 $F+78.43 $B+77.46 Calving Ease with excellent phenotype & $W top 4% Commercial discounts on semen available

Selling sons, daughters of CCA Emblazon 702 CED+15 BEPD-1.0 WEPD+56 YEPD+100 MEPD+21 CW+36 Marb+.55 Rib+.54 SC+.58 $ W+62.07 $F+59.92 $B+124.33 Calving ease built to function in western range conditions.

JBB/AL Herefords

Spring Cove Ranch

Art and Stacy Butler 269 Spring Cove Rd Bliss, Idaho 83314 208-352-4332 www.springcoveranch.com info@springcoveranch.com

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Selling progeny of /S THOR 2809Z

CED+3.1 BW+1.5 WW+50 YW+88 Milk & Growth +43 SC+2.2 Rib +.84 MARB+.19 CHB+$30

For Sale Catalogs call: 208-352-4332

James & Dawn Anderson 208-280-1505 Bev Bryan 208-934-5378 1998 S 1500 E Gooding, Idaho 83330 jbbalherefords@hotmail.com

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Meats of New York

A whirlwind coast-to-coast opportunity by CCA Director of Communication Malorie Bankhead

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ou might recall Arby’s slogan, “We have the meats!®” and the easily recognizable old-timey neon cowboy hat signs that signified the place to get the fast-food restaurant’s iconic roast beef sandwiches. Well, as another saying goes, “Times, they are a’ changin’,” and Mid-West-based fast food chain is doing what they can to keep up. Recently, Arby’s developed a social media club, of sorts, comprised of meat lovers from every nook and cranny. As soon as I caught wind of the campaign, you bet I applied to be a part of it. I sent Arby’s my social media information and a brief synopsis about why I love “the meats” and began using the hashtag #MeatCrafter in my social media posts. One afternoon I came home to a welcome package of my front step, which included a fancy meat thermometer, a Meat Crafter t-shirt and my very own personalized metal Meat Crafter membership card emblazoned with my Meat Crafter number—No. 143. Immediately after being accepted into the program, I began to notice just how much effort Arby’s was putting into this new campaign they called the Meat Crafters Movement in order to celebrate their love of meats with their customers. As a communications professional and social media aficionado myself, I was impressed with the level of interaction between Arby’s and the group of meat crafters. As soon as I started to forget about the movement, I received another box in my mailbox. This time it was a framed sign that said, “They don’t call me Mal the Beef Gal for nothing!” with the Arby’s Meat Crafters cow with a bow on her head. I was thrilled! In fact, the frame is well-positioned in my office here at the California Cattlemen’s Association. Time went on and a mysterious email from the Arby’s Director of Public Relations appeared in my inbox inviting me on an exclusive “Meats of New

York” tour. I’d been selected as one of three Meat Crafters to attend the trip! In just one week’s time I had a round trip ticket to New York City, and off I went to celebrate the grand-opening of the first Arby’s restaurant in Manhattan in nearly a decade. My head never really quit spinning until I got back to California after the trip. Upon my arrival I was able to explore NYC a little bit before accompanying my fellow Meat Crafters on the tour the next morning. The morning of the tour, I met my fellow Meat Crafters in the lobby of our hotel, Mikey and Dan, and we set off to meet up with the double decker tour bus. When we finally arrived after battling with New York City traffic, our jaws fell open. Right there before us was a double decker tour bus with the best wrap I’d ever seen in my life. Plain as day on the side of the bus it said, “Meats of New York” in letters made of raw beef. As we climbed aboard, we were welcomed by Arby’s staff and a complementary Meat Crafter apron and large felt Arby’s hat on our seats. I immediately took a selfie and tweeted Pharrell Williams, a popular singer who is well-known for wearing hats much

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like that of the famous Arby’s hat. Arby’s even gained a great following after asking Pharrel for their hat back on Twitter when he wore a similar one at the Grammy’s. Side note: Pharrell hasn’t tweeted me back, yet… Once we embarked on the tour, we were led through the historic meat packing district of NYC passing by several well-known butchers in the area while learning about the rich history that involved meat packing in the area. Many years ago, meat packing was the main industry of NYC, but once popular shops and urbanization took over, there was hardly any room for success for the meat industry. Fortunately, a few butcher shops were able to hang on but not without their own struggles. It is not unusual to find Michael Kors or Gucci stores sprinkled in between butcher shop storefronts, which makes for quite a peculiar juxtaposition We passed by the famous Chelsea Market, a wholesale food market in the heart of the historic district of NYC, also home to Los Tacos No. 1, a taco restaurant owned and operated in part ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 44

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 42 by Imperial Valley’s Kyle Cameron, son of Mesquite Cattle Feeders’ Paul Cameron, Brawley. I wished I had the time to stop in to say hello and taste the shop’s highly-acclaimed tacos, but the bus kept rolling. On the tour we visited Ottomanelli & Sons butcher shop run by third generation butchers Frank Ottomanelli and his two brothers. My favorite part of that brief stop was the knife that Ottomanelli showed us that his grandfather used to cut meat. The knife’s handle was smooth from frequent use, but what struck me the most was the blade. From being sharpened for three generations, the blade was a fraction of the thickness of which it began. Ottomanelli joked and said, “Nobody touches this knife but me, and we sure don’t use it anymore.” As he proudly held up a rack of ribs while explaining the quality and care that he and his brothers put into their butcher shop he made reference to his age saying, “The secret to old age is red meat and red wine.” He also shared that his license plate on his car says “PRIMERIB.” As we left the shop, we were given samples of Ottomanelli’s roast beef. My favorite fun fact during this stop involved some pop culture trivia. Do you remember Lady Gaga’s famous meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards? The beef came from Ottomanelli & Sons Butcher Shop! They now sell what they call the “Lady Gaga Meat Dress Flank Steak” on special. The next stop was to NYC’s favorite deli, Katz’s Delicatessen, where instead of getting off the bus, they brought the meat to us. We sampled several meats including corned beef, turkey, roast beef and their famous homemade pickles. Because of typical NYC traffic, we had to skip the third stop of the tour, but rather continued onto the climax of the trip—the brand new Arby’s in Times Square! Entering the new-age, large-for-NYC restaurant, clad with vintage-looking lights, wood paneling, chalk board framed mirrors and subway tiles, we were met with the meats, and lots of them! Once seated, waiters brought us the new Brisket Biscuit—say that ten times fast—and other sandwiches to try including the brisket sandwich, which was my favorite, the Reuben and ham and roast beef sliders. The Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s, Paul Brown, even stopped by our table to thank us for coming and paused for a brief photo opportunity. We also had the chance to visit a little more with Arby’s Executive Chef Neville Craw who accompanied us on the tour as well. Just like that, after ringing the bell by the door signifying I had a delightful experience with delicious food, I was whisked away to the airport and sent back to Sacramento. In just less than 24 hours, my brain didn’t hardly have enough time to process the experience, but I was definitely feeling thankful for Arby’s extending an invitation to me. I’d like to return a big thank you to Arby’s for giving me a reason to uphold the fact that, “They don’t call me Mal the Beef Gal for nothing!” If you have an Arby’s in your area, stop in and try some of their new menu items, including the steak fajita flatbread that I got to try in NYC. Visit www.themeatcrafters.com if you’re so inclined to join in on the fun and watch the video about the Meats of New York tour at www.meatsofNY.com, too. 42 California Cattleman January 2016

Visiting with Arby’s Executive Chef Neville Craw.

The new Arby’s location in Manhattan.

Arby’s signature roast beef.

Sporting Arby’s hats with Chief Executive Officer Paul Brown.


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FUTURE FOCUS UP TO THE CHALLENGE

New YCC Officer Team Has Big Plans for 2016 by California Cattlemen’s Association Director of Communications Malorie Bankhead Each year at the CCA & CCW Annual Convention, candidates who apply for the California Young Cattlemen’s Committee officer team are interviewed and selected for the role in which they would best serve by a panel of beef industry professionals. This year’s panel included Bret Davis, Bayer Animal Health; Megan Huber, Farm Credit West; Jesse Larios, Foster Feedyard; and Mike Sulpizio, Butterspur Cattle Feeders. As their advisor, I am excited to work with this team that was chosen to serve YCC members across the state as we work together to boost membership and develop opportunities for the next generation of the beef industry! It is my pleasure to introduce the 2016 California YCC officer team as they share more about themselves below. CHAIR CRYSTAL AVILA “I am a fourth generation cattle rancher who grew up on a cowcalf operation outside San Ardo in Monterey County. I studied agriculture business at Modesto Junior College and then transferred to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where CRYSTAL AVILA I am currently studying agricultural communications. From an early age I knew my passion was in the beef industry, and I want to dedicate my life to the industry and educate people about what cattle ranchers do. I plan to continue my involvement in the beef industry whether it’s writing, taking pictures or communicating oneon-one with consumers. I hope to return to my family’s ranch and continue to do what I love as my family has for over a century. One of my goals for this year is to increase YCC membership throughout the state. I would also love to see more involvement between YCC campuses. It’s important to remember young people are the next generation of our industry, which is why it’s imperative for more membership and involvement.”

ALISE AZEVEDO

cattle herd. As a third generation cattle rancher, my passion for the beef industry developed at a young age and continues to grow stronger over time. By choosing to become involved with the Young Cattlemen’s Association at the local and state level, I felt it was a part of my duty to step up and obtain a leadership position to help connect the next generation with the beef industry. I am honored to be this year’s CA YCC Vice Chair and plan to work hard with the three other incredible officers to help form a stronger YCC across the state. I believe that this year’s officer team will do great things to bring together the next generation of cattlemen and cattlewomen. I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s story and what they see in the future of the beef industry. Our officer team hopes to plan some great opportunities for this committee in the near future with involvement from the California Cattlemen’s Association and other affiliates in the beef industry. I am filled with excitement to see what this year holds for the YCC.” SECRETARY KATIE MCDOUGALD

“I am a sophomore at California State University, Fresno, majoring in animal science with an emphasis in livestock business management. I have been an active member of the Fresno State Young Cattlemen’s Association since my freshman year and am currently serving as treasurer, KATIE MCDOUGALD as well as the Fresno State Rodeo Club currently serving as secretary. I am involved in my family’s fifth generation Madera County commercial cow-calf ranching operation. My interests include range management and natural resources as they relate to the beef industry. This past summer I participated in the Pathways Program of the Natural Resource Conservation Service as a Range Conservationist intern in El Dorado County. My FFA involvement includes a California State Championship in the Natural Resources Career Development VICE CHAIR Event in 2014, competing in the Environmental & Natural ALISE AZEVEDO Resource National Contest in October 2014, and receiving my American Degree in October of 2015. “I am currently a senior My hobbies include riding Quarter Horses on the ranch, attending California State University, competing in barrel racing, horse shows and rodeo queen Chico graduating with my Bachelor’s contests. I was crowned Miss Coarsegold Rodeo Queen in degree in agriculture business next 2014 and served as an ambassador and spokesperson for spring. After graduating, I plan to western heritage and the rodeo industry. I am excited to serve enter into the agriculture business and be more involved in the Young Cattlemen’s Committee as field. While beginning my career, I secretary in 2016.” also plan to continue growing my

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PUBLICITY CHAIR REBECCA SWANSON “I am currently a junior at California State University, Chico, where I major in both agricultural business and animal science. I am a student employee at the Chico State University Farm Beef Unit. Following the completion of my degrees, I plan to go on to graduate school in an REBECCA SWANSON animal science field of study. My passion for beef and the drive to ensure my generation is prepared to step into our roles as the future of the industry has fueled me to join YCC and run for office positions locally and at the state level. My goal is that this year’s YCC officer team is able to take the organization to a level it has not yet been. I believe each of us have exactly what it takes to work together and truly make a mark as a team. I would like to be able to create a stronger sense of community within the YCC chapters. I believe as a team, coming from three different schools, we will each be able to take this goal back to our home chapters and help to ensure the goal is reached. There is room for growth at the YCA level and I would like the officer team to help facilitate that growth. I find it to be extremely valuable for YCC members to make connections within the beef industry and take a hands-on approach to learning, which I believe can be done through the efforts of the officer team, CCA and their affiliates, as well as other YCC supporters.”

2016 YCC CONTACT INFORMATION CHAIR: CRYSTAL AVILA avila.crystal.10@gmail.com VICE CHAIR: ALISE AZEVEDO aliseazevedo@gmail.com SECRETARY: KATIE MCDOUGALD kamcdougald@att.net PUBLICITY CHAIR: REBECCA SWANSON rswanson3@mail.csuchico.edu ADVISOR: MALORIE BANKHEAD malorie@calcattlemen.org, (916) 444-0845

Chilly Day Slow CookerBeef Chili Time: 6 1/2 hours on high or 9 1/2 hours on low Makes 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS 2-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck or round, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black beans, rinsed, drained 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chili-style tomato sauce with diced tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup prepared thick-and-chunky salsa TOPPINGS Shredded Cheddar cheese, diced red onion, diced green onion, diced avocado and dairy sour cream INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILLY DAY BEEF CHILI 1. Combine all ingredients except salsa and toppings in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker; mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH 5-1/2 to 6 hours or on LOW 8 to 9 hours or until beef is tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) 2. Just before serving, stir in salsa; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Serve with toppings, as desired.

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Bob Erickson and his wife Suzy (pictured at right with son, Kyle), Merced, operate a cow-calf operation. Their families have been involved in the cattle business in the Central Valley for over 65 years. They both have served on numerous local cattlemen’s association and farm bureau boards.

Question: What does being involved in the beef community mean to you? Answer: I believe involvement with our industry is very important for the future of our industry, a large portion of which has little or no affiliation with our state or national associations. Typically, they have stereotypes against our organization that are erroneous. It is tough to be in 100 percent agreement with any organization, but CCA is the only California association that is dedicated specifically to the beef industry. Our staff in Sacramento are showing up daily to do what I do not have the desire or time to do. In my opinion, the non-members are leeches that want a great market and the ability to continue in the ranching lifestyle but don’t want to support our state association. Question: So, what’s your day job? Answer: My day job, according to my wife Suzy, is driving around, talking on the phone (which I do a lot) and generally irritate three hired guys and my wife. This year I spent a considerable amount of time each day feeding. We created a big bale feeder because I used to believe anybody could be trained to feed hay with. Last summer I had an employee that proved me wrong. (Please note I admitted I was wrong, Suzy doesn’t believe I ever admit this!) Question: Why do you ranch and why do you choose to respresent your area on the executive committee? Answer: We ranch because we love the lifestyle. I grew up in Hornitos, and spent summers helping my cousin Tim on irrigated land and in the mountains. I also worked for Steffans in Galt and Mike Urruttia in Friant. These outfits helped further our passion for the beef industry. The people in this industry are second to none. I believe the different folks that we’ve worked with have shaped a lot of what we do today. Also these folks have shown the need to be involved with our local and state association. My involvement with the executive committee is very important for giving back to the industry that has helped me develop the business we run today. Question: What issues matter most to you in the beef industry? Answer: The biggest issue I believe in our industry is lack of unification. Our industry is as unique as different breeds of cattle. Producers all have different needs and desires, but in reality we all have one main desire: to be in business another year to sell and promote beef. Some of

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Zone 6 covers Merced-Mariposa, Madera and FresnoKings cattlemen’s associations the internal struggles we have on a personal level takes our focus off the end product. It really doesn’t matter how our neighbor does or doesn’t do something, if we don’t have water and feed to run our livestock. Question: Why should someone join CCA? Answer: EVERYONE should join CCA!! How many times do we see only the driver in a crew cab pickup? I know its your money and you can do with it as you wish, so you can spend the extra on a crewcab 4x4 Diesel pickup that 95 percent of the time your the only one inside the cab. But spend the extra by joining CCA and that might be too much. I know it’s easier to make excuses for why you’re not a member. The poultry and swine industry probably appreciate your lack of commitment. The staff in Sacramento needs the support in all aspects. They need involvement. They need the tools and support to make our industry stronger. Remember you don’t need tennis shoes to run a marathon, but it helps. As a final thought, I encourage all to get to know your staff in Sacramento. It is easy to put your head in the sand and think our industry is great, meanwhile Billy, Justin, Lisa, Malorie, Kirk and Jenna are fighting to make sure your rights you hold so dear are not being violated. Stop and say hello, give them a call and say hello, see what they are doing and offer to help. And for those that don’t want to join, I will quote the late, great Gail Slickton “If you can’t do better than that, just sell them cows and join the NAVY!”


Congratulations to 2015 California Angus Hall of Fame Inductees David Dal Porto,,Dal Porto Livestock • David Medeiros, Rancho Casino Pictured (L to R) Jim Vietheer, David Dal Porto, David Medeiros and Brad Worthington

Thank you 2015 California Angus Days Contributors Sponsors • Donors • Buyers • Sale Committee

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Cattlemen’s Report

WESTERN NUGGET NATIONAL HEREFORD SALE DECEMBER 5, 2015 J.A. NUGGET SHOWROOM, SPARKS, NEV.

Col. C.D. “Butch� Booker Sale Manager: Rob Schacher

3 Bulls...............................................................$9,833 3 Bred Heifers...................................................$6,000 16 Open Heifers ................................................$5,846 9 Embryos Package..............................................$833 1 Pregnancy......................................................$5,500 2 Heifer pick lots.............................................$23,750 AHA Š

Pictured here is the legendary John Ascuaga welcoming guests to the 50th Annual Western Nugget National held at The Nugget in Sparks, Nev.

ANGUS DAYS

DECEMBER 5, 2015 STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, TURLOCK Col. Jake Parnell Sale Manager: California Angus Association

21 Females........................................................$7,062 30 Embryos ......................................................$1,193 1 Flush...............................................................$2,000 1 Steer ...............................................................$1,700 AHA Š

In longstanding tradition, the 2015 Western Nugget National Hereford Sale kicked off with sale lots being displayed on the stage of the Celebrity Showroom at The Nugget.

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STEVEN MOLLER Steve Moller, Palo Cedro, died at home on Nov. 23 following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii Feb. 13, 1956, to Bob and Mike Moller while his dad was stationed there in the army. Known for being involved in the Shasta County community, Steve was very active doing many things. He helped with high school football, was a fireman, contractor, miner, 4-H leader, FFA supporter, cattleman, Redding Rodeo Association member, just to name a few. Steve was a past president of the Shasta County Cattlemen’s Association, served on CCA’s Board of Directors and was a past chairman of CCA’s Beef Quality Assurance Committee, a job he took to heart and was passionate about. Among his other passions were fishing, camping, cattle and especially his family. He loved his family and friends very much and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Steve is survived by his parents, his wife Karen, son James (Starlin); daughters Kaylee (Chris) and Lora (Greg); and five grandchildren; grandsons Colten & Wyatt and granddaughters Chassie, Hollie and Avery. A celebration of Steve’s life was held Sat., Dec. 19, at the Millville Odd Fellow Lodge, in Palo Cedro. JENNIFER RICE Jennifer Lynne Rice, 52, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, at home in Clements surrounded by her immediate family. Jennifer was born on July 28, 1963 in Eureka, to Ken and Lynne Wegner. Growing up in El Macero, Jennifer graduated from Davis High School and attended the University of California, Davis, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology. She continued at UC Davis to earn a Master of Science Degree and later completed her education at McGeorge School of Law where she obtained a Juris Doctor Degree in 1995. Upon graduating from UC Davis, Jennifer began a career in pharmaceutical sales. Despite the demands of law school, Jennifer continued to excel in her field while she and her husband raised two children. Throughout her career she achieved many awards and accolades highlighting her outstanding performance. Jennifer was loved by many and admired by more as a wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Rich Rice; children, Daniel (Jazlyn) and Katie Rice; parents, Ken and Lynne Wegner; brother, Kenny (Cari) Wegner and nephew Dillon Wegner. A Celebration of Life was held Dec. 14. A memorial scholarship fund has been created in Jennifer’s memory. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/jenniferrice.

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Advertisers’ Index All West/Select Sires.................................................. 56 Amador Angus.......................................................... 50 American Angus Association.................................. 14 American Hereford Association ............................. 52 Andreini & Company............................................... 55 Baker Angus .............................................................. 14 Bar 9 Angus................................................................ 11 Bar R Angus............................................................... 50 Bar Six Charolais....................................................... 11 BMW Angus.............................................................. 50 Broken Arrow Angus................................................ 50 Broken Box Ranch..................................................... 54 Buchanan Angus Ranch..................................... 19, 50 Byrd Cattle Co............................................................ 50 California Angus Association.................................. 49 California Custom..................................................... 54 Cattlemen’s Connection............................................ 41 Charron Ranch.................................................... 27, 50 Cherry Glen Beefmasters......................................... 52 Colyer Hereford and Angus..................................... 33 Conlan Ranches California...................................... 54 Conlin Fence Company............................................ 54 Conlin Supply Company, Inc................................... 16 Corsair Angus Ranch................................................ 50 Cowman’s Kind Bull Sale.......................................... 11 CSU Chico College of Agriculture.......................... 53 Dal Porto Livestock................................................... 51 Diamond Back Ranch............................................... 54 Donati Ranch............................................................. 50 Double D Ranch........................................................ 28 Edwards Lien & Toso, Inc........................................ 54 Five Star Land Company.......................................... 54

Freitas Rangeland Improvements............................ 12 Fresno State Ag Foundation..................................... 53 Furtado Angus........................................................... 51 Furtado Livestock Enterprises................................. 55 Genoa Livestock........................................................ 52 Gonsalves Ranch....................................................... 51 Harrell Herefords/Thomas Angus........................... 39 HAVE Angus........................................................ 29, 51 Hoffman Ranch......................................................... 17 Hogan Ranch............................................................. 52 Hone Ranch................................................................ 52 Hudson Pines/Hayes Ranch..................................... 45 Huffords Herefords................................................... 53 J/V Angus................................................................... 51 JBB/AL Herefords...................................................... 41 Kerndt Livestock Products....................................... 55 Klamath Bull & Select Ranch Horse Sale............... 13 Lambert Ranch.......................................................... 52 Lander Veterinary Clinic.......................................... 55 Little Shasta Ranch.............................................. 29, 53 Lorenzen Ranches................................................... 6, 7 McPhee Red Angus................................................... 53 Morrell Ranches......................................................... 27 Noahs Angus Ranch............................................ 51, 57 O’Connell Ranch....................................................... 51 ORIgen........................................................................ 55 Orvis Cattle Company.............................................. 53 Pacific Trace Minerals......................................... 54, 57 Pitchfork Cattle Co.................................................... 53 Ray-Mar Ranches...................................................... 51 Razzari Auto Center.................................................. 37 Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale......................24, 25, 26

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Riverbend Ranches.................................................... 59 Rock Creek Livestock................................................ 12 Romans Ranches....................................................... 43 Sammis Ranch........................................................... 51 San Juan Ranch.......................................................... 52 Scales NW.................................................................. 56 Schafer Ranch............................................................ 51 Schohr Herefords....................................................... 53 Sierra Ranches............................................................ 53 Silveira Bros................................................................ 52 Skinner Livestock Transportation........................... 54 Sonoma Mountain Herefords.................................. 53 Southwest Fence........................................................ 54 Spring Cove Ranch.................................................... 41 Tehama Angus Ranch......................................... 32, 52 Teixeira Cattle Co...................................................... 51 Thomas Angus Ranch............................................... 39 Traynham Ranches.................................................... 28 Tumbleweed Ranch................................................... 52 Universal Semen Sales.............................................. 55 V-A-L Charolais......................................................... 21 Veterinary Service, Inc.............................................. 54 VF Red Angus............................................................ 53 Vintage Angus Ranch......................................... 52, 60 Ward Ranches.............................................................. 9 Water For Life............................................................ 28 Western Fence & Construction............................... 54 Western Video Market................................................ 2 Winnemucca Ranch Rodeo Weekend...................... 3 Wulff Brothers Livestock.......................................... 51


Genetic Edge Bull Sale

Saturday

March 12, 2016 11AM

SALE MANAGED BY:

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bulls@riverbendranch.us

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VINTAGE

COMMANDER 4152

VINTAGE COMMANDER 4152 AAA REG: 17793480

SIRE: RITO 9M25 MGS: CONNEALY ONWARD • VINTAGE COMMANDER 4152, the lead-off and top-selling bull at the 2015 Vintage Angus Ranch Bull Sale, sold to Accelerated Genetics, Wisconsin and Schaff Angus Valley, North Dakota. • VINTAGE COMMANDER 4152 is a unique combination of light birth, power and carcass quality. • VINTAGE COMMANDER 4152 moves nearly every EPD and Index higher when compared to his sire and should excel in heifer breeding programs with his +13 CED and near zero birth weight EPD. • VINTAGE COMMANDER 4152 is a maternal brother to herd bulls VAR Generation 2100, VAR Index 3282, VAR Ranger 3008, VAR Foreman 3339, VAR Complete 1205 and VAR Reserve 1111. • The dam of Vintage Commander 4152 has produced three natural calves that post a BW ratio of 94, a WW of 116 and YW ratio of 105. Progeny sales from Commander’s dam have exceeded $2,500,000 in the last 4 years at VAR.

EPDS +13 +.1 +67 +114 +1.45 +14 +33 +51 +1.16 +.79 +81.70 +72.16 +46.87 +44.44 +165.22 Semen: $30

VINTAGE BLACKBIRD 4034

SANDPOINT BLACKBIRD 8809

A full sister to Commander and $70,000 halfThe dam of Commander is a $440,000 valued interest feature of the 2014 VAR Sale. Januarydonor 58 California Cattleman 2016 for VAR and Herbster Angus.

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