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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!

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CALIFORNIA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

PRESIDENT David Daley, Ph.D., Oroville FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Mark Lacey, Independence SECOND VICE PRESIDENTS Pat Kirby, Wilton Mike Miller, San Jose Mike Williams, Acton TREASURER Rob von der Lieth, Copperopolis

STAFF

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Billy Gatlin VICE PRESIDENT OF 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 m3cattlemarketing@gmail.com BILLING SERVICES Lisa Pherigo lisa@calcattlemen.org 4

A Publication You Can Be Proud to Support from Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen & Advertising Representative Matt Macfarlane

Happy New Year to all of our readers in the Golden State and beyond! We hope the holidays treated you well. As we move into 2017, we first and foremost want to wish a happy birthday to the California Cattlemen’s Association and congratulate its members on investing in not just a reputable trade association, but the ONLY trade association that is working around the clock for California ranchers at the state and federal level. In this special edition, we have focused our editorial on the happenings of CCA’s 100th annual convention so that those who weren’t a part of the action can partake of the excitement. The convention was held Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at the Nugget Resort and Casino in Sparks, Nev., and included a taste of nostalgia and accomplishment that you will want to read about in this issue. In this centennial year, we have some exciting editorial planned for the California Cattleman to commemorate CCA’s landmark milestone. In addition to the best news and educational information, each issue throughout the remainder of 2017 will feature a 100-year ranching

operation. Just like turning 100 years old is a feat for an organization or business, being in the beef business for 100plus years is no small accomplishment and we want to highlight just a few of California’s most tenacious ranching families. Over the past 100 years, CCA has accomplished monumental victories for California’s ranchers and has influenced other trade associations across the country to do the same. This year will also feature stories from each of the past 10 decades. For those of us that weren’t around 100 years ago, these stories will offer a deep appreciation for all that CCA has done to promote and protect the beef industry and agriculture on the West Coast. As we reflect on the past, it is important for all California ranchers to remember what lies ahead and continue to support CCA. Speaking of those who support CCA, we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the loyal advertisers who help deliver this publication to all CCA members and subscribers throughout the West. Because of your

advertising dollars, CCA is better equipped to fight the fight in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Each of our advertisers can feel good about not just getting their ad in front of their direct target audience but also about the fact that all profit from this publication goes right back into helping the beef industry thrive. Not many publications can say that. As the spring marketing run begins, we want to wish all of our advertisers a successful sale season and thank you all for using the California Cattleman to reach your buyers. As we work to get top dollar for your cattle, we assure you that it is a business decision you won’t regret. For all CCA members and California Cattleman readers and advertisers, if there is ever any way this publication can better serve you, we hope you will reach out to us and let us know.

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.

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ON THE COVER This month’s cover features the 100th anniversary painting by Nancy Hawkins that was auctioned off at the 100th annual CCA & CCW Convention on Dec. 2. The buyers of the painting were Mark and Abbie Nelson of Five Star Land & Livestock, Wilton.

JANUARY 2017 Volume 100, Issue 1

PERSPECTIVES EDITOR’S COLUMN

A publication that works for you

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BUNKHOSE 8 What 100 years feels like

HERD HEALTH CHECK

12

RANGELAND TRUST TALK

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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD

62

PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER

68

Are your calves getting what they need this winter? Honoring Jim Chance

U.S. beef taking Korea by storm

Recognizing young beef producers for quality

SPECIAL FEATURES

The Original CCA Conventions of the Past 100th Anniversary Gala Living Legend Honored at Anniversary Event Business at the 100th Convention What’s on the Agenda in Red Bluff 2016 CCA & CCW Photo Contest 2016 CCA Scholarship Winners 65 Years of California CattleWomen CCW Members Claim National Awards Bently Ranches: 2016 Producer of the Year Young Cattlemen Set Record

READER SERVICES Buyer’s guide Cattlemen’s Report Ad Index

2017 CCA OFFICERS CCA PRESIDENT David Daley ddaley@csuchico.edu (530) 521-3826 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Mark Lacey mjlacey@wildblue.net (760) 878-2550

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SECOND VICE PRESIDENTS Pat Kirby pat.kirby@algilbert.com (209) 604-3719

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Mike Williams mbw61@aol.com (805) 813-4245

Mike Miller Western-beef@juno.com (408) 929-8425

TREASURER Rob von der Lieth rdvlieth@aol.com (916) 769-1153

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Lot 45 • 833 • Reg #3520868 ACQUISITION X PROSPECT X MISSION STATEMENT The Acquisition sons are going to make quite a statement this year! HB 188, GM 53, CED 14, BW -8.1,WW 53,YW 86, MK 25, ME 1, HPG 13, CEM 4, STAY 17, MB 0.76, RE 0.55 Lot 1 • 622 • Reg #3543867 INDEPENDENCE X MULBERRY X BULLSEYE Definite herd bull prospect - the stoutest bull in the offering from the Rebella Cow Family! HB 166, GM 52, CED 7, BW -2.0,WW 77,YW 121, MK 21, ME 2, HPG 14, CEM 12, STAY 14, MB 0.65, RE 0.22

Lot 52 • 845 • Reg #3520855 ACQUISITION X JERICHO X MISSION STATEMENT Great herdbuilding bull with a dam that has a 103MPPA! HB 185, GM 53, CED 12, BW -4.7,WW 63,YW 98, MK 25, ME 2, HPG 15, CEM 5, STAY 17, MB 0.75, RE 0.77

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Lot 2 • 629Y • Reg #3543883 INDEPENDENCE X EXT 7455 X MAJOR LEAGUE Great looking herdbull from the Erica Cow Family with a 103MPP! HB 166, GM 53, CED 11 BW -5.5,WW 67,YW 104, MK 25, ME 5, HPG 13, CEM 12, STAY 14, MB 0.61, RE 0.40


Lot 8 • 610Y • Reg #3543874 TYSON X CYCLONE X BULLSEYE Outcross genetics in this fantastic correct made herd bull! HB 153, GM 52, CED 5, BW -2.6,WW 73,YW 114, MK 22, ME 5, HPG 13, CEM 3, STAY 15, MB 0.71, RE 0.20

Lot 38 • 823 • Reg #3520846 TRILOGY X CONQUEST X SEQUOYA • The dam boasts a 101 MPPA to go along with her son's breed leading HB! HB 178, GM 52, CED 11, BW -4.6,WW 64,YW 98, MK 17, ME 3, HPG 12, CEM 2, STAY 18, MB 0.59, RE 0.48

Lot 35 • 853 • Reg #3520845 SUBSTANTIAL X EXPECTATION X MISSION STATEMENT Check out the growth and carcass on this powerful bull! HB 145, GM 53, CED 6, BW 1.5,WW 76,YW 118, MK 19, ME 2, HPG 13, CEM 4, STAY 14, MB 1.13, RE 0.24

Lot 15 • 826 • Reg #3520818 RIGHT KIND X MISSION STATEMENT X GRIDMASTER 589 The Right Kind sons continue to be in high demand especially with a dam that has a 105 MPPA! HB 157, GM 53, CED 7, BW -1.9,WW 69,YW 114, MK 20, ME 1, HPG 14, CEM 6 STAY 14, MB 0.58, RE 0.74

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Lot 4 • 624Y • Reg #3543865 TITONKA X WIDE FORCE X GRAND CANYON • A very correct made herdbull from the Lakota Cow Family with a 103MPPA! HB 115, GM 52, CED 8, BW -2.8,WW 65,YW 101, MK 24, ME 2, HPG 12, CEM 5, STAY 10, MB 0.55, RE 0.34

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BUNKHOUSE Time Flies When You Turn 100 a story worth writing home about by CCA Director of Communications Malorie Bankhead Not many young people can say with pride that they’ve had the chance to celebrate their 100th birthday, but thanks to the California Cattlemen’s Association and the wonderful organization and its members I have the opportunity to work on behalf of each and every day, you bet I’m adding that feather to my cap! Not only did the association kick off its 100th birthday year, but I celebrated my third anniversary as a CCA staff member during the 100th CCA & CCW Annual Convention, too! As proud as I was to turn a whole quarter of a century last year and am to have marked three years with CCA, I’d say the CCA Centennial Celebration was something to write home about, so I think I will. Dear Mom and Dad (and anyone else who couldn’t attend the Centennial Celebration), I wish you could have been

there! If the carpet in the Nugget Casino Resort could talk… it might tell you the tale of the thousands of cowboy and cowgirl boots that have walked on it over the years at the annual conventions of the California Cattlemen’s Association and California CattleWomen, Inc., and how my fancy gold heels walked many a step on it that week in December. This Centennial Celebration brought with it a record attendance, both in the over-900 cattlemen and cattlewomen who traveled far and wide to be there, and in the number of trade show booths in the CCA Allied Industry Council Trade Show with nearly 100 exhibitors – the most in at least 30 years! There were many popular hubs for folks to visit with friends they hadn’t seen in many years—some told me they had rekindled 30-yearold friendships from their last in-person meeting in the 1970s and

MALORIE BANKHEAD 80s! Laughter could be heard from meeting room to meeting room as folks celebrated their family’s heritage in the beef business, be it for the last year or over the past 100. The event kicked off with the National Finals Rodeo viewing party in the trade show near the CCA merchandise booth where the CCA commemorative coffee table books were finally available for pick up! This was my favorite project to work on at CCA to date. From leather cover to cover the stories in that book cover the entire state of California and then some. My favorite thing was to sneak a peek at people when they cracked it open for the first time to see the looks on their faces. There was some sort of special fuel in those smiles and “oohs” and “awws” and a whole lot of humility in getting to see that project through to its end. Of course, traditional and important happenings took place over the course of the convention, too, like policy meetings and guest ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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songs of their time periods. The audience clapped and cheered when speakers talking about current issues they saw a familiar face! Another notable piece of the and topics in the beef industry. But evening was when long-time cattle my favorite event was the Centennial rancher and leader in the beef Celebration Gala that took place on industry, John Lacey, was bestowed Friday night. with the Centennial Cattleman award Picture this: cattlemen and for his unprecedented service to cattlewomen dressed to the nines the beef cattle community over the gliding down the red carpet (really years. A role model for many in the a red carpet, not just red Nugget industry, folks couldn’t place a more carpet) with beaming smiles and deserving honoree. more laughter as they continued to The awards banquet the next run into people they hadn’t seen for a very long time. Walking into the gala night was a sight to be held as we thanked our outgoing officers for was like taking a step back in time. their service and welcome the new There was even an ice sculpture of the 100 year CCA logo—what talent guard. And just like that, we had kicked of the 100th year of the it took to create that masterpiece! California Cattlemen’s Association. The run of show was as elegant Mark you calendars for CCA’s as any previous get together like the official 100th birthday on Aug. 6, conventions of CCA’s early days at 2017! Whether you’re a new member the Palace Hotel in San Francisco as we watched videos of the days of old of the association or a dedicated and heard from past presidents of leader in the industry, we appreciate CCA on screen paired with nostalgic your service to CCA and the

California beef community. This organization certainly couldn’t have made it to 100 without you—the people who have made it what it is today! Time sure flies when you’re having fun, but time flies even faster when you turn 100. Take a look through this magazine over the next year issue by issue for a glimpse into the past to relive what truly makes the California Cattlemen’s Association so very, very special. P.S. If you’d like a souvenir to help you commemorate the Centennial Celebration if you weren’t able to make it, there is still plenty of merchandise left like hats, vests, t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and Yeti tumblers with the 100 year logo on them, Beef Builds Beautiful Bodies trucker hats, and of course, the commemorative coffee table book, Since 1917: A century of family legacies in the California Cattlemen’s Association. Call the CCA office to place your order!

Make checks to California Cattlemen’s Association and mail to: California Cattlemen’s Association, Attn: 100 Year Coffee Table Book 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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HERD HEALTH CHECK Growing Pains

Don’t Let Weather Impact Calf Development by Ted Perry, Ph.D., cattle nutritionist, Purina Mills More than 75 percent of fetal calf growth occurs in the last trimester, due in part to the rapid growth of a calf ’s tissues. For many beef producers the period of rapid development also coincides with extremely variable weather conditions that often include rain, wind, sleet and snow. These conditions not only put a drain on cows’ energy stores, but may also have adverse effects on the quality of your mineral sources. Minerals play a critical role in calf growth and development, particularly during the final trimester. Mineral deficiencies can lead to small or weak calves, decreased milk production, reduced or later conception, and poor immunity, ultimately leading to reduced weaning weights. The challenge is to overcome the elements to meet the needs of the cow and her developing calf. We often see mineral get wet during the winter and spring months and, in some instances, the moisture then turns a traditional mineral source into a hard, brick-like substance, one that has been paid for and that cattle won’t eat. In other instances, mineral may still be in its original form, but the quality of that mineral has been quite literally washed away. It can be an economic drain and have a potential lifelong impact on the developing calf. A balanced, weatherized mineral can be a solution to help address these challenges. Minerals in the homestretch and beyond When thinking about mineral supplementation during the final portion of gestation, we try to meet the demands of the maternal system. The maternal system has been put in overdrive trying to meet the needs of the rapidly growing fetus. An imbalance in any form of mineral may lead to a reduction in calf growth and development during this stage. For instance, copper and zinc play a role in immune function, so if a cow is shorted on copper and/or zinc the calf could potentially have health issues later on. The importance of mineral supplementation during the last trimester can’t be stressed enough, but producers should keep in mind that this is just one period of high demand that a cow faces in a year. The cow is never just working for herself, she either has a calf at her side, is pregnant with her next calf or 12 California Cattleman January 2017

both. Think about early-stage embryonic development, when many muscle tissues and organs are being developed, and provide the proper mineral nutrition to the cow necessary for that development. You can’t be 100 percent sure of what the long-term generational effect might be if mineral supplements are inadequate during these high demand timeframes. It’s really important to keep mineral supplementation up long-term, even year-round, to help make up for the potential shortcomings that mother nature and forages might throw the cow’s way. Minerals shortages in-utero can’t be made up for after its feet hit the ground. Not all minerals are created equal, and it’s important to feed a quality, weatherized, balanced mineral to ensure that both your cow and her unborn calf are receiving the trace minerals that they need for optimal performance no matter the weather.


57th Annual

KLAMATH BULL & SELECT RANCH HORSE SALE established

1960

FEBRUARY 2-5

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Klamath County Fairgounds Klamath Falls, Oregon

Photo: Camy Duncan

Brought to you by the Klamath Cattlemen’s Association

◆ 57th Annual Bull Sale ◆ Replacement Heifer Sale ◆ Select Ranch Horse Sale ◆ Western Trade Show ◆ Stockdog Trials ◆ Open & Mixed Branding ◆ CattleWomen’s Dinner

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THE FIRST CCA How the modern day associaton came to be by CCA Director of Government Affairs Kirk Wilbur In December of 1905, cattlemen from San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties assembled in Salinas with the purpose “to better the condition of the cattlemen and to take measures of protection against the beef trust,” according to a D. 30, 1905 article in the Sausalito News. The group appointed a committee to develop plans “for a more complete organization and…for a State organization,” with invitations to be sent to cattlemen in every county to join the statewide cattlemen’s association. On Saturday, March 3, 1906, delegates from the counties of Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Monterey, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma and Stanislaus converged upon Salinas and adopted a constitution and bylaws for the association. They named their organization the California Cattlemen’s Association, and invited membership from “any bona fide cattleman who is engaged in breeding and raising cattle in California.” According to a May 16, 1906 article in San Francisco’s Pacific Rural Press, the first California Cattlemen’s Association formed for four reasons: “First, to secure protection from the ‘beef trust’; second, to obtain prices for livestock commensurate with the prices charged by the butcher; third, to reduce the evil of sending cattle to the slaughter house to be killed on commission; fourth, to remedy the method of weighing cattle from the producer to the wholesaler.” The California Cattlemen’s Association was largely a response to the San Francisco Butchers’ Board of Trade, which had ensured that “San Francisco butchers [had] grown wealthy protecting themselves at the expense of the producer.” According to the Pacific Rural Press, wholesalers represented by the Butchers’ Board of Trade offered meager prices for livestock, and shipping livestock to the slaughterhouse on a commission basis was even less lucrative for the producer. Additionally, butchers demanded that producers allow for shrinkage by standing cattle for “twelve to fourteen hours without food or water before they are weighed, which means a gift to the butcher of fifty to seventy-five pounds on each 1100-pound steer…In addition to this, the California producers have been getting about one-half the price for their cattle in comparison with the prices paid in Chicago.” The California Cattlemen’s Association—the first one, that is—was active until at least 1909, when CCA president James R. Hebbron unsuccessfully lobbied the United States Congress to place a tariff on hides in the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act then under consideration. Strangely, California papers do not appear to reference the California Cattlemen’s Association after 1909; it is unclear what ultimately became of that early association, though the Pacific Rural Press on Dec. 9, 1916 reported on cattlemen reminiscing “at the memory that they had given over the old livestock association to the dairy interest.” Beef cattlemen, dairy cattlemen and other livestock producers were invited to 16 California Cattleman January 2017

consolidate with the California Livestock Breeders’ Association in 1912, but it is unclear whether CCA was absorbed into that organization. A successor organization, the California Cattlemen’s Protective Association, was established in late 1914, which had as its president a former state senator and one of the original executive committee members of the original California Cattlemen’s Association—Henry W. Lynch. The California Cattlemen’s Protective Association was active from 1914 until 1916, lobbying in favor of a hide and brand bill to diminish cattle theft and in opposition of “any centralization of livestock selling operations.” The modern version of the California Cattlemen’s Association owes its genesis to a particularly disastrous meeting of the California Cattlemen’s Protective Association in San Francisco on Nov. 25, 1916. With one of its most prominent members ill at home in Kern County, the California Cattlemen’s Protective Association “apparently had at the beginning no common purpose for lack of preliminary counsels and because no work was systematically laid out for it,” according to the Pacific Rural Press. While the meeting was ultimately whipped into shape by O.B. Fuller of Los Angeles, the Pacific Rural Press reported that “Everybody present saw clearly enough that [the association’s] first work [was] to reorganize itself and get down to a better business in every way.” To that end, a special committee was appointed to reorganize the Association as a coalition of the already-robust county associations under the theory that “with the wisdom and power of all combined, a reasonable, representative and forceful organization” could be established at the state level. On Aug. 6, 1917, articles of incorporation were filed for the California Cattlemen’s Association, naming as directors O.B. Fuller, Fred H. Bixby, Howard V. Jack, H.A. Jastro, E.G. Rudolph, L.A. Nares and Henry W. Lynch, all prominent members of the California Cattlemen’s Protective Association and at least one—Lynch—a holdover from the original California Cattlemen’s Association formed in 1906. Those directors first met on Nov. 3, 1917 in San Francisco, where they elected L.A. Nares the first president of the California Cattlemen’s Association. Also elected were Fred H. Bixby as vice president, O.B. Fuller as secretary and George A. Clough as attorney for the corporation. A mere three hours later, the first Membership Meeting of the newly-formed California Cattlemen’s Association was held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The original California Cattlemen’s Association and the California Cattlemen’s Protective Association were short-lived, but their members and their advocacy paved the way for today’s California Cattlemen’s Association, still running strong at the age of 100. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was reprinted from the commemorative CCA coffee table book, Since 1917.


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Through the CCA Looking Glass If the founding fathers could see their association today by CCA Director of Communications Malorie Bankhead

On the highest of the shelves in the CCA conference room on H Street in Sacramento, you will find a bound booklet of the first CCA magazines on record. Cracking open its green canvas cover, some of the tattered pages threaten to fall out. It starts with the July 1919 issue and so begins the record keeping and accounts of the California Cattlemen’s Association. Turn the brittle pages to the August issue and there lies a brief advertising what seems to be the third annual Cattlemen’s Convention in San Francisco during the livestock show claimed in the magazine to be “the greatest yet!” Notable figureheads like the Secretary of the American National Livestock Association and the Secretary of the American Shorthorn Breeders Association and American Hereford Breeders Association were named to prove the strength that would be added to the line up of attendees. Following on page two of the November issue of the California Cattleman is a fully transcribed script of the speeches that took place during the convention, sans one talk that didn’t occur, because it was noted an “affliction of the throat prevented his making the address which we hoped it would be possible for him to give.” Thirty-eight pages of script like a play follows ending with a simple line, “The Convention thereupon

adjourned.” Unfortunately for those who could not attend, the convention recap will not be as detailed as the 1919 version! Fast forward to the year 2016 when members of the cattle community would be celebrating an anniversary their ancestors would have only dreamed of attending called the CCA Centennial Celebration. Perhaps 100 years from now, in 2116, CCA’s director of communication may find the recollection of the event on the very top shelf in the conference room, with its pages torn and tattered with little pencil scribbles in the margins. While the previous 99 conventions have seen many different places in California including San Diego, Santa Clara, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Oakland and more, in more recent years, the former John Ascuaga’s Nugget, now the Nugget Casino Resort, has been home to many conventions. The 36th annual CCA Convention, the first convention program that is in the CCA office, took place Dec. 12-13, 1952 in San Diego, with Mr. John Baumgartner, Jr., leading the charge as CCA President. The dinner and entertainment—get this—was “A Night in Old Mexico” in Tijuana, Mexico. Can you imagine if we chose a destination like that for a convention today? Continuing down memory lane, we come to the 50th Annual

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Convention held in Reno, Nev., at what appears to be three different hotels in 1966, also held in conjunction with the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Convention. The program cover is gold metallic and is adorned by the ever-sorecognizable CCA horns. Many familiar names begin to appear in the officer team who would eventually come up the ranks to serve as association president. John Weber presided over the convention as CCA President with Will Gill, Jr., as first vice president, and Ed Biaggini, Jr., and Blair Smith as two second vice presidents. One keynote stands out titled, “Can we feed the world?” given by Dr. John Hopkin, vice president (Agribusiness) of Bank of America. More recently, we come to the Diamond Jubilee—the 75th annual CCA & CCW Convention, held in Santa Clara in 1991. The convention program is covered this time in silver and is thicker, filled with advertisements from many local associations congratulating CCA on reaching 75 years! Maybe they had a hunch the 100th was coming soon enough. $100 bills were awarded as door prizes thanks to the Stockton Bank of Commerce—maybe those should be brought back—and Myron Openshaw was chair of the 75th anniversary committee. The 75th anniversary also produced a commemorative book meant to


provide a timeline and relationship between CCA and important industry issues. Spearheaded by Openshaw, the book was written by Henry Schacht and is quoted in the 75th convention program to show “how CCA, being blessed with good leadership, has grown to become a major force in agricultural politics.” This one was called, The Long and Winding Trail and preceeded the 100th anniversary book jokingly referred to as The Longer and Windier Trail before the true title was stamped into its leather cover. Though many years have been left unmentioned, the purpose of conventions past remains majorly unified: to bring the membership together, increase the relationships and friendships within the California beef industry, forge direction of policy and association decisions and remember why it is that you do what you do day in and day out. That brings us to the 100th Annual Convention of the California Cattlemen’s Association and the California CattleWomen, Inc. The Centennial Celebration, kicking off 100 years since the articles of incorporation were filed in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1917, which also hangs on the wall at 1221 H Street in Sacramento. As staff, we walk by it every day in the CCA office as a reminder of where the association has been and where it has plans to go: to continually represent California cattle ranchers and beef producers as the only trade association in the state dedicated to back your livelihoods so you can back others’ with beef! For an account of the families who have made CCA and its past conventions and actions what they are today, pick up a copy of Since 1917, A Century of Family Legacies in the California Cattlemen’s Association which shares the story of 106 ranching families in California who have contributed in great fashion to the California Cattlemen’s Association, the California beef community and beyond.

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A Trip Down The

RED CARPET by CCA Director of Communications Malorie Bankhead

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he camera flashed in front of the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) banner on the red carpet leading into the CCA Centennial Celebration Gala, making guests feel as if they were attending the Grammys or another fancy awards show. But this event marked 100 years of the California Cattlemen’s Association and cowboy boots, bolo ties, sequins and lace could be seen as the guests, including many past CCA presidents, officers and several past executives, entered an era back in time. After finding their friends and then retiring to their seats for the evening, attendees were ready for the gala to start. Former CCA treasurer Jack Hanson, Susanville, served as master of ceremonies for the evening. After an endearing blessing from past CCW President Melanie Fowle, Etna, CCA President Billy Flournoy, Likely, welcomed everyone to the event. Simply stated, Flournoy said, “There’s a lot for us to see and be a part of tonight to help us commemorate the last 100 years of our association, so let’s get to it.” Board of Equilization member, Fiona Ma, sans her iconic red cowboy hat she has been spotted in at previous CCA Legislative Breakfasts in Sacramento, shared the story of just how she became so dedicated to the California beef cattle and agriculture industries when she embarked on a monumental task to save the Cow Palace. Rising chuckles from the audience with her elaborate tale, she then presented a beautiful proclamation to Flournoy in honor of CCA’s 100 years.

Next to take the podium was tireless meat industry advocate Rosemary Mucklow, director emeritus, for the North American Meat Institute. While postponing her award presentation until the following night at the CCA & CCW Awards Banquet, she did have some advice to offer from Noah’s Ark which had the crowd in stitches! Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey serenaded the crowd for the evening as they enjoyed dinner and visited with their table mates about the beef community, the evening and anything else they could squeeze into the conversation. After dinner the first of three era videos played taking guests back in time all the way back to 1917 through 2016. The first video included clips from 1917-1950 paired with songs from that era. The second and third videos brought everyone right up to speed to 2016 including video clips from past CCA presidents and even those who could not be in attendance but very much wished they could be, like past CCA President Blair Smith. Over the past 100 years in the California Cattlemen’s Association there have been many leaders who have stood out in the industry, always advocating for beef producers and the beef cattle industry, putting themselves on the line to ensure success. However one cattleman stands out in the minds of many, and he was honored at the gala for his lifetime dedication to the beef industry. Past CCA President, Tom Talbot DVM, Bishop, presented John Lacey, Paso Robles, with the CCA Centennial Award for his outstanding

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service to the beef industry on a local, state, national and global level. “There have been many leaders before me in this industry to help pave the way and there will be many after me to keep the momentum going, too,” said Lacey after he had received the award. “I am humbled to receive this honor for which I can think of many other deserving folks, as well.” Lacey received a standing ovation from the crowd as he exited the stage. Past CCA President Kevin Kester, Parkfield, and current vice chair of the CCA Cattle-PAC took to the podium next to honor John Harris and Dave Wood for their tireless efforts on behalf of supporting the legislative advocacy goals of CCA by hosting a Cattle PAC fundraiser at Harris Ranch that in the last 20 years or so has collected over $1 million dollars for the CCA Political Action Committee. The strength of the CCA Cattle PAC can largely be attributed to the efforts of this duo and for that, they were presented with special edition commemorative cowboy hats for their service. Again traveling back in time, the audience directed their attention to the video screens to step back in time from the 1960s through the 1990s. More familiar faces began to show up in the photos and clapping and cheering emerged from the audience more and more as the video continued. Dave Stamey took the microphone next and played his guitar to kick off the live auction with the familiar Auctioneer’s Song engaging the audience in a lively auction chant, however nobody took him up on his


fast-paced offer. Afterwards, Col. Randy Baxley saw to it that the live auction items, including a beautiful handmade bar and matching wall mirror made by Michael Furlong, Sebastopol, and one-of-a-kind works of art painted by Laura Talbot, Bishop, and Nancy Hawkins, Fiddletown, were sold to the highest bidder thanks to the additional help of some helpful ringmen! As the evening winded down, Hanson offered a bit of wisdom to the next generation. “Obviously, a centennial celebration offers an opportunity to nostalgically look back, but I think it also encourages us to look ahead,” Hanson said. “Despite the challenges our industry faces, I think we are all eternal optimists or we would not be in the cattle business. To the younger generation here, the older folks spent time (maybe too much time) around the dinner table focusing on the challenges facing our ranches. I believe, though, despite the challenges, there is truly a bright future for our industry. Ranching is an honorable profession, a rewarding and challenging occupation and above all a great way of life. I encourage you to immerse yourself in agriculture. Take the reins of your operation and this association.” The final video remembering the recent days of CCA played and the audience heard from more past presidents on what it means that the association is turning 100. The longevity of the group and the commitment and dedication to their livelihoods is unlike anything else in this world. To that, those attendees of the Centennial Celebration Gala raised their glasses to 100 more years and danced the night away to the songs of western artist Buck Ford as he commandeered the stage in front of the dance floor. Cheers to 100 years, California Cattlemen’s Association!

John and Judy Ahman

Jerry and Joan Hemsted

Karen and Gordon Rasmussen

Terry and Tom Bengard

Dawn and Joe Egan

Celeste Settrini and Col. John Rodgers

Jerry and Sherry Maltby

Allan Renz and Ryan Nelson

Claudia and Less Guthrie

Scott Stone, Nita Vail and Bill and Carolyn Wilson

Hazel and Hop Brown

Dan and Barbara O’Connell

Aileen and Billy McDonald

Col. Randy Baxley

CCA President Billy Flournoy, Board of Equalization’s Fiona Ma and Seth Doulton

Kevin Kester

Flournoy addresses Gala Master of Ceremonies Jack Hanson attendees. January 2017 California Cattleman 21


Past and present CCA staff: Matt Byrne, Chaley Harney, Past CCA Executive Vice Presidents John California Cattleman Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen, Megan Ross and John Braly with Debbie Braly Huber, and Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Oldfield.

Devin Carter, Kyle Daley, Jordan Bidlac, Kate Daley, Doyle Carter, Andree Earley, Incoming CCA President Dave Daley and Sean Earley

Tom and Kathy DeForest

Curtis and Lauren Thomas

Melinda Koopmann, Tim Koopmann, Carissa Koopmann Rivers, Bray Lynn Rivers, Clayton Koopmann and Natalie Jensen

UC Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., and Helene Dillard, Ph.D.

Gala Entertainer Dave Stamey Glenda and Bill Rankin with daughter Amanda Barrett

John and Jae Eade

Darrel and Karen Sweet

CCA Staff: Lisa Pherigo, Billy Gatlin, Malorie Bankhead, Justin Oldfield, Jenna Chandler and Kirk Wilbur

Past CCA Presidents: Darrel Sweet, Billy Flournoy, John Lacey, Less Guthrie, Kevin Kester, Tim Koopmann, Mark Nelson, Rob Frost, Jerry Hemsted, Myron Openshaw, Bruce Hafenfeld, Tom Talbot, DVM, and Incoming CCA President Dave Daley. 22 California Cattleman January 2017


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nce in a while, someone comes along whose efforts are unparalled and are worthy of recognition that will remain unequaled, at least for another 100 years.Aside from the founding fathers of CCA, it is hard to imagine there is anyone who has done more for the beef industry in California than John Lacey. In fact, it is hard to think of many people who have done more for the beef industry nationwide. Lacey was honored at the 100th annual CCA & CCW Convention in Sparks, Nev., on Dec. 2, where he walked to the stage accompanied by a standing ovation of his cattle industry peers. “Never have I been so shocked...To be honored for something that I have been fortunate to have spent my life doing,” Lacey said. “This industry, that I consider to be the greatest in the United States has given so much to me and it is a pleasure to be part of it.” Lacey, who served as CCA president in 1985 and 1986 and went on to become the first person to serve as president of both the National Cattlemen’s Association (NCA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). With intimate experience in every facet of beef production, Lacey has been influential on many fronts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., all while fulfilling his primary jobs as a rancher and family man. His knowledge of the state of California is nearly as vast as his knowledge of his way of life. From humble beginnings in the Owens Valley, the Lacey

family legacy started in 1867. Today Lacey Livestock is ran by Lacey and his son, Mark, with additional ranch operations and ranch partnerships in Bridgeport and San Luis Obispo County, where John lives and works with his wife, Dee. Daughter Nicki is also a partner on the family operation and resides in Kona, Hawaii. Lacey Livestock operations include about 50,000 acres and run about 1,800 cows and 1,000 steers. Centennial Livestock, which is owned by Lacey Livestock and Dave Wood Livestock, leases about 300,000 acres of the Tejon Ranches, south of Bakersfield and the Suey and San Emegdio ranches in Kern County. Centennial Livestock also owns the historic 8,000-acre Dressler Ranch in Bridgeport and runs about 7,000 steers and 3,000 cows on the entire operation. A cowboy by trade and by choice, Lacey has never hesitated to give his time and talents to the beef industry when called upon. In addition to his leadership in his state and national trade association, he also has served as chairman for the California Beef Council and chairman of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. He has also been a committee and/ or board member for numerous other organizations ranging from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to the National Livestock and Meat Board. Lacey’s leadership, insight and credibility among grass-roots producers were crucial as the NCA and National Livestock and Meat Board/Beef Industry

Council merged into the NCBA in 1996. He is also a pioneer in beef merchandising, helping Harris Ranch Beef design its branded-beef program. “When I think of people who have influenced my career, both as a veterinarian and as a rancher, John Lacey is one of the first names that comes to mind,” said Past CCA President Tom Talbot, DVM, when presenting the award to Lacey. As an award winner recognized by breed associations, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, the American Quarter Horse Association and many others, Lacey remains as humble today as the roots his ancestors planted. While his endeavors have been broad and his impact has been felt nationwide, many of his greatest feats have been felt by California ranchers. And he always led by example, whether pounding the pavement to sell raffle tickets or offering his own cattle for vaccine and research trials. “My father took me to my first NCA meeting in San Francisco in 1952,” Lacey recalled. “I still have my card from when he paid my young cattlemen’s dues. I’ve been fortunate to spend my lifetime associated with this great industry and am truly grateful for this honor,” Lacey said upon receiving the Centennial Award. No matter how far he has traveled or how well-known he becomes, we are proud to call him one of our own. Our hats are off to John Lacey and we are forever indebted to the work he has accomplished on our behalf.

Legendary cattleman and industry supporter John Lacey accepted the first-ever CCA Centennial Award at the 100th Annual CCA & CCW Convention in Sparks, Nev. He was presented the award by Past CCA President Tom Talbot, DVM and CCA President Billy Flournoy. 24 California Cattleman January 2017


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Business As Usual

100th Annual Convention Still Driven by

Policy and Education

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hough already known as a cowboy town, Reno was taken by storm the first week in December as cattlemen and women from California and Nevada made their way to the “Littlest Big City,” to celebrate not just their way of life, but the longevity of it. During the 100th Annual Convention of the California Cattlemen’s Association and California CattleWomen, Inc. In addition to a group of nearly 1,000 beef enthusiasts arriving for their annual cattlemen’s and cattlewomen’s meetings, 200-head of Herefords also moved into town for the annual Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale, also hosted at the Nugget Casino Resort. Festivities kicked off Wednesday, Nov. 30, as the Cottonwood-based Western Video Market moved their regularly scheduled December sale to the Nugget to join forces with the cattlemen’s association meetings. While this year’s convention offered a great deal of excitement surrounding the 100th anniversary celebration of CCA, it is important to note that this landmark convention, like those before it, played host to a range of policy issues and producer education opportunities. Outgoing CCA President Billy Flournoy said early in the meeting, “This is no doubt one of the most, if not the most exciting time for our organization and industry. But we must not lose focus on the important topics at hand that will help us stay around another 100 years. This convention serves an important purpose in helping us protect and enhance our livelihood today and in the future.” CCA meetings were officially underway early Thursday with board meetings, finance meetings and CCA’s annual scholarship interviews, where nearly 30 top agricultural students sought money from CCA’s affiliate organizations. For more about the winners selected, see page 46. In a record-size trade show, the cattlemen, women and industry affiliates mingled during the opening night broadcast of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, sponsored by AT&T. While it was a late night for some, general sessions and policy meetings started bright and early Friday. General Session One, which welcomed cattlemen and women from Nevada and California associations, featured Brett Stuart with Denver, Colo.-based Global AgriTrends who shared a U.S. beef trade & global beef market update. Stuart touched briefly on the loss of the Trans Pacific Partnership and how it would have benefitted livestock producers, but he went on to be optimistic about the short and long term future for U.S. jobs and the trade of U.S. meat products.

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by Managing Editor Stevie Ipsen “It is an interesting time to say the least,” Stuart said. “While beef prices may not be as great for you as they were a year ago, I think it is safe to say supply dictates we won’t be seeing a huge drop or a huge jump right away…and with the new administration it is hard to believe that any new trade deals would be bad for American agriculture.” Between committee meetings, another general session and educational workshops throughout the remainder of the day, cattlemen and women had more than enough to keep them busy. General Session Two featured Colorado Springs Meterologist Brian Bledsoe who provided a forecast for 2017 that many cattlemen and women were likely not overjoyed to hear. “While winter has gotten a late start this year, it will bring some good moisture,” Bledsoe predicted. “My fear is that it just won’t last long enough. Again this year, I’d caution you to plan ahead and don’t count on an abundance of rain or snow.” In Friday’s Zoetis Cattlemen’s College, the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association presented the University of Kentucky’s Darrh Bullock, Ph.D., to share mating tools with ranchers. In his presentation, Bullock emphasized how various mating options are available and can be used to maximize profits for beef producers. As for policies addressed at the convention, new topics were visited and sometimes more importantly, old topics were reviewed. Among the older resolutions, action was taken to renew the policies or drop the ones that are no longer of significance to ranchers. In most cases action to renew policies was taken. CCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Oldfield said the review of CCA policy is critical to the direction of CCA’s lobbying efforts and adoption of new resolutions or readoption of old resolutions ensures that CCA’s membership is playing an active role and sharing their individual and united voices in Sacramento and Washingtion, D.C. “As each convention in the past, this year’s policy meetings provided a great venue for our members to make their voices heard,” Oldfield said. “While everyone may not agree on each individual issue, the process is a productive and efficient way for CCA members to come to a consensus that works for the majority of ranchers in such a broad and diverse state.” Among the new policies adopted at the Property Rights and Environmental Management Committee were ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 28


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 proactive solutions for ranchers to benefit their livelihood while remaining vigilant on behalf of mother nature. For specific details on these resolutions, contact Kirk Wilbur or Justin Oldfield in the CCA office. With policy meetings and much of the hard work done, CCA members and, past and present officers, staff and supporters put on their best attire and headed to the red carpet of the Centennial Celebration Gala where past CCA and National Cattlemen’s Association President John Lacey was honored with CCA’s Centennial Award (see complete article on page 24). Alongside Emcee and past CCA Treasurer Jack Hanson, Susanville, members toasted the association and reminisced on the accomplishments its innovators a century ago would be proud to see. For more details on this event see page 20. Come Saturday morning, convention attendees still faced a full docket of meetings and educational opportunities. In the second and third round of the Zoetis Cattlemen’s College, Zoetis’ Che Trejo, DVM, focused his messages on the long term impacts of heifer development and how technology can benefit producers in the beef business. Saturday’s Beef Promotion Luncheon, sponsored by the California Beef Council (CBC), featured the CBCIA Producer of the Year Award, presented to Bently Ranches, Minden, Nev., (more on this on page 64) and a presentation from CBC staff on how CBC is utilizing your checkoff dollars to interactively engage beef consumers. Following a quick and cohesive board and membership meeting, CCA and CCW members reunited for the annual CCA & CCW Banquet, where the culmination of the week was bidding farewell and paying tribute to outgoing leaders and welcoming new ones. Another exciting part of the banquet was that CCA was recognized by the American Meat Institute with their Golden Bull Award, which was presented to CCA President Billy Flournoy by Director Emeritus Rosemary Mucklow. The award, given in honor of the 100th-year celebration is the highesr honor given by the institue. For the past two years, Flournoy, a multi-generational cattlemen from the far reaches of Modoc County has been at the helm of CCA, though his wisdom has been benefitting ranchers for decades. While he his regular visits to Sacramento may not be as frequent, he certainly won’t be slowing down. Incoming President David Daley, Oroville, said he is looking forward to his final term as a CCA office and is hopeful that the next two years will bring positive results for CCA members up and down the state. “I’ve been a student of Billy Flournoy’s for many years and I’ve been made well aware of the shoes I will be attempting to fill. Trust me, I know it is a tall order,” Daley said. “I am humbled by the faith the membership has placed in me and I will do my best to live up to your expectations.” As the state’s cattlemen and women departed from another successful meeting – and one of the biggest parties the beef industry has ever seen – they left resolved to make the next 100 years as great as the last 100. 28 California Cattleman January 2017

AT&T’s John Jefferson welcomes convention attendees to Reno during the Trade Show and WNFR Welcome Party.

Global AgriTrends’ Brett Stuart shared global market insight during a California and Nevada General Session.

Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe at one of the California and Nevada General Sessions.

Zoetis’ Che Trejo, DVM, spoke in the annual Zoetis Cattlemen’s College.

Cattle-Fax Economist Duane Lenz spoke to convention attendees.

CBCIA speaker Darrh Bullock, Ph.D., addressed Zoetis Cattlemen’s College participants.

CCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Oldfield was recognized for 10 years of service to the association.

Andreini & Co.’s Doug Winnett presented Treasurer Rob von der Leith with Andreini’s annual contribution to CCA.

CCA Officers (L to R) are: Feeder Council Chair Bill Brandenberg; Treasurer Rob von der Lieth; Feeder Council Vice Chair Trevor Freitas; Second Vice President Mike Williams; Incoming President Dave Daley; Outgoing President Billy Flournoy, Incoming First Vice President Mark Lacey; and Outgoing Second Vice President Jack Lavers.


uail valley ranch

angus Bull Sale sunday, february 12, 1 p.m. ffering Follow Us Facebook

annual sale in prineville, oregon

40 2-year-old angus bulls 50 long-yearling angus bulls 45 yearling angus bulls 50 spring bred commercial heifers 30 open yearling commercial heifers

Selling 135 sons of Connealy Capitalist 028, Connealy Black Granite, SAV Resource 1441, SAV International 2020, Connealy Confidence 0100, SAV Thunderbird 9061, SAV Revenue 2854 and more. Many bulls are out of donors – SAV Abigail 6822, SAV Madame Pride 8180, SAV Embleynette 0179, SAV Emblynette 5341 and SAV Emblynette 7411 among others.

qv resource 5308 Sire: S A V Resource 1441 • DOB: 8-10-2015 Dam's Sire: Hyline Right Time 338 Dam: QV Erica 9061

Outstanding Natural Bull Out of Donor QV Erica 9061.

BW +1.4 WW +55 yW +98 SC +1.71 MILk +26 MARB +.53 RE +.69 $W +68.20 $F +65.20 $B +159.76

qv resource 5166

Sire: S A V Resource 1441 • DOB: 3-12-2015 Dam's Sire: B/R new Frontier 095 Dam: QV Erica 7142

Erica 7142's last natural calf posts a 126 IMF Ratio and 117 Ribeye Ratio.

BW +2.3 WW +51 yW +100 SC I+1.32 MILk +21 MARB +.52 RE +.93 $W +38.36 $F +65.73 $B +150.02

uail valley ranch

sale facility 7311 S. Crooked River Hwy. Prineville, Oregon 97754

KURT LOCKHART 541-480-0773 • quailvalleyranches@gmail.com TRAVIS & BECky TEkAnSIk: TRAVIS 541-699-8563 THD © BECKY 541-699-8562 • magibell2@hotmail.com

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Silveus’ Mike Fanning, Aaron Tattersal and Dan Western Livestock Journal Publisher Pete Crow with NCBA’s DarenWilliams. Van Vuren in the Trade Show.

Livestock Memorial Research Fund Chair Dean Hunt with Jack Lavers, winner of the stock trailer raffle and representative from American Ag Credit, sponsor of the trailer raffle.

Incoming CCA President Dave Daley, with Outgoing CCA President Billy Flournoy.

CCA member Joey Gonsalves with California Cattleman’s Matt Macfarlane.

Catching up in the Trade Show are Allied Industry partners Chad Davis, Brooke Helsel and CCA Feeder Council’s Bill Brandenberg.

CCA Top Hand Recruiting Award went to Anthony Stornetta, Atascadero. He is pictured here with a representative from American Ag Credit, which sponsors the award. Second place in the Top Hand Contest was Col. Jake Parnell, Sacramento; and third place was Greg Kuck, Montague.

CCA members Rich Rice, Clements; with Lambert Ranch’s Steve Lambert and Janet Jones visited in the Allied Industry Council Trade Show. 30 California Cattleman January 2017


Teixeira Cattle Co. ualPerformance n n A 16 th

Plus Bull Sale

President’s Day • Monday, Feb. 20 1 p.m. • Terrebonne, OR Over 100 Fall & Spring Yearling BullS Sell alSO Selling a Select grOup OF Bred FemaleS! TEX Playbook 5437

tex plaYBOOk 5437 • 3 halF BrOtherS Sell! REG NO.: 18414912 CED BW WW YW SC MB RE FAT $W +10

+.4

$B

+70 +120 +1.32 +.89 +.87 +.058 +85.47 +177.45

TOP 1% OF THE BREED FOR $W & $B!

SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE ON THIS HIGH PROFILE HERDSIRE! SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR VIDEO

BaSin paYweight 1682 • 6 SOnS Sell! REG NO.: 17038724

AT TEIXEIRA CATTLE CO., WE WORK HARD TO RAISE THE KIND OF BULLS COMMERCIAL CATTLEMEN NEED. TEX PLAYBOOK (PICTURED ABOVE), A SON OF BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682, WAS RAISED BY TEIXEIRA CATTLE CO., AND RANKS AMONG SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG BULLS IN THE ANGUS BREED. TO FIND MORE LIKE HIM, JOIN US ON FEB. 20 AT THE RANCH IN TERREBONNE. WITH TEIXEIRA CATTLE CO., YOU AREN’T JUST BUYING A BULL, YOU BECOME PART OF OUR PROGRAM! OUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOUR SUCCESS!

ALL BULLS GENESEEK TESTED!

BID ONLINE!

ALSO WATCH FOR BULLS SELLING FROM TEIXERIA CATTLE CO. IN RED BLUFF JAN. 28! JOHN TEIXEIRA (805) 448-3859 ALLAN TEIXEIRA (805) 310-3353 TOM HILL (541) 990-5479 WWW.TEIXEIRACATTLECO.COM CATTLE@THOUSANDHILLSRANCH.COM

PSALMS 50:10

Sale Managed by:

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


January 24 - 28, 2017

Tehama District Fairgrounds • Red Bluff, California Tuesday, January 24 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 7 p.m.

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 Roots & Boots, starring Sammy Kershaw, Pam Tillis & Collin Raye, State Theater, downtown Red Bluff

Wednesday, January 25 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m.

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

7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 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/Deomonstration, presented by Zoetis, 2016 Worlds Greatest Horseman Clayton Edsall, Pauline Davis Pavilion Geldings - Conformation Horse Selected. Followed by working cows dogs, Pauline Davis Pavilion

8 a.m.

Geldings - Cutting, Snaffle Bit/Hackamore, Stock Horse and Team Roping contests followed by selection of the Craig Owens Ideal Ranch Horse, Pauline Davis Pavilion Trade Show and Art Show Open. Art Show closes at 7 p.m. Trade Show closes at 9 p.m. Clinic presented by Zoetis. Don Smith Pavilion Working of stock dogs - Final Round - work outside Sale of stock dogs, Don Smith Pavilion Doors open for Gelding Sale, Pauline Davis Pavilion Ag Social Sponsored by Chico State College of Agriculture, Fairgrounds Cafeteria Information: Sarah DeForest (530) 898-3737 or Shelley Macdonald (530) 527-1941 Vic Woolery’s Famous Tri-Tip BBQ before & during the gelding sale. $10/person. Pauline Davis Pavilion Sale of Quarter Horses and Paint Geldings Presented by Rolling Hills Casino. Pauline Davis Pavilion. Animals sold in computer drawn order. Admission is $10.00/person. Tickets available at door, or call office

Thursday, January 26

Friday, January 27 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4-7:30 p.m.  4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 38 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m.

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

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2017 Gelding & Stock Dog Consignors Geldings

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

Anderson, Berry & Cathy........................................... Princeton, OR Arritola, Pete & Charlotte..................................... New Plymouth, ID Auman, Josh.............................................................. Onalaska, WA Austin, Shelly..........................................................Cottonwood, CA Bar X Ranch................................................................... Asotin, WA Barney, Chelsea...........................................................Oakdale, CA Barton Jim.........................................................................Carey, ID Buckingham, Tom & Carmen.........................................Bruneau, ID California Cloverleaf Farms.............................................Denair, CA Carr, Craig....................................................................... Brush, CO Cobian Quarter Horses...............................................Lakeview, OR Davis, Amy............................................................... Woodward, OK Davis, Mitch.................................................................Florence, MT Davis, Peggy.......................................................Klamath Falls, OR Double Bar J Ranch..................................................... Maxwell, CA Dunning, Mark & Susan.......................................Encampment, WY Esquivel, Teodomiro............................................. Winnemucca, NV Ferreira, James.................................................................. Galt, CA Ford, Brad.........................................................................Parma, ID Gamble, Randy & Celia..............................................Prineville, OR Gilbert, Colton.........................................................Weatherford, TX Gill, Allen & Tracy.......................................................... Millville, CA Gowing, Kelly................................................................ Lompoc, CA Graham, Kristen........................................................ Fair Oaks, CA Gray, Jody..........................................................................Cool, CA Grider, Leigh................................................................... Orland, CA Hansen, Ross.................................................................Tenino, WA Hanson, Will...........................................................Weatherford, TX Hawkins, Cody & Lori...................................................Oakdale, CA Holbrook, Kipley............................................................Oroville, CA IZ Ranch LLC........................................................ Canyon City, OR Jacobs, Brian....................................................................Willits, CA Jones, Rick & Julie.................................................... Stevinson, CA Kanakis, Dimitros & Diana............................................ Corning, CA Kubichek, Janet.................................................... Winnemucca, NV Landis, Leon............................................................... Bonanza, OR Lavoy, Sue.............................................................Castle Rock, WA Lee, Flint.......................................................................... Fallon, NV Marshall, JR...................................................................... Ryan, OK Martin, Johnnie................................................................ Emmitt, ID McClenahan, Jarrod........................................................... Galt, CA McCormack, Jeff & Runinda.......................................Prineville, OR Milhouse, Monty............................................................. Pearce, AZ Moore, Wes.............................................................. Bridgeville, CA Mulcaire, KW.......................................................... Cottonwood, AZ Neubert, Bryan & Patricia...............................................Alturas, CA Piersall, J.D.................................................................... Orland, CA Quintana, Rex.........................................................Weatherford, TX Riddle, Tim.............................................................Weatherford, TX Rose, Larry & Sharon....................................................Lindsay, CA

Rossi, Mika................................................................... Paulina, OR Rowse, Sara...................................................................... Post, OR Saunders, Brian & Tracie............................................Homedale, ID Severance, Coleen....................................................Redmond, OR Shank, Ashley................................................................. Orland, CA Shelman, Cory................................................................. Burns, OR Sleeman, Jeff & Becky....................................................... Roy, WA Smith, Paul..................................................................Middleton, ID Smith, Shawn......................................................... Eagle Point, OR Sponseller, Dylan............................................................Alturas, CA Tanler, Clay & Rose...................................................... Madras, OR Telford, Jake & Jessie....................................................Caldwell, ID Thackeray, Dave....................................................... Pendleton, OR Thornburgh, Tracie.................................................... Chiloquin, OR Umsted, Jerry................................................................ Millville, CA Villagrana, Jonathon...................................................Lakeview, OR Vogt, Chet & Angela.................................................. Elk Creek, CA Wilder, Lynn.................................................................... Orland, CA

Stock Dogs Brown, Robin..................................................................... Mesa, ID Brown, Rocky.................................................................... Mesa, ID Christensen, Cody.................................................... Heber City, UT Eddins, Craig................................................................... Menan, ID Edsall, Sharon...................................................................Avon, MT Garner, Kathy..............................................................Live Oak, CA Harley, Shane............................................................. Bonanza, OR Jacobs, Brian................................................................... Wilton, CA Nef, Trent........................................................................Toledo, WA Neubert, Bryan...............................................................Alturas, CA Newton, Sandi...................................................... Grand Saline, TX Ortega, Edgar......................................................... Ft. Klamath, OR Post, Mandi..................................................................Wallowa, OR Ralph, Mike & Pam................................................Grants Pass, OR Sanchez, Paula...................................................... Ft. Klamath, OR Schwoerer, Starr...........................................................Vallecito, CA Smuin, Dewey............................................................... Terreton, ID Winebarger, Kirk................................................................ Post, OR Winebarger, Mason........................................................... Post, OR Winebarger, Paige............................................................. Post, OR

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2017 Bull Consignors Balancer

Angus CONSIGNOR..................... CITY, STATE 3H Hartzell Ranch...................... Redmond, OR Avila Cattle Co......................... Cottonwood, CA Bar KD Ranch...................................Culver, OR Barry Ranches............................. Gresham, OR Cardey Ranches..............................Turlock, CA CB Ranch.........................................Gerber, CA CE Cattle........................................ Gustine, CA Charron Ranch..............................Paicines, CA Cooper Cattle................................ Oakdale, CA Double D Cattle........................Terrebonne, OR England Ranch............................ Prineville, OR England Ranch.......................Powell Butte, OR England/VX Livestock.............Powell Butte, OR Flint Hill Angus....................... Copperopolis, CA Ford Cattle Co................................... Sutter, CA HAVE Angus......................................Wilton, CA Hogan Ranch....................................Gerber, CA Jackson Mtn. Angus...............Winnemucca, NV JY Angus.......................................... Vallejo, CA K Bar D....................................... Redmond, OR Little Shasta Ranch.....................Montague, CA New Century Farm.MAC Angus.......Dallas, OR Oak Ridge Angus..........................Calistoga, CA Owings Cattle.........................Powell Butte, OR P&M Waltz Ranches.................. Wheatland, CA Rusherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4R Ranch...................Wilsonville, OR Sammis Ranch..................................Dorris, CA Simmie Ranch..........................Santa Rosa, CA Spencer Cattle Co............. Rancho Murieta, CA Sunbright Angus...........................Red Bluff, CA Teixeira Cattle Co.................. Pismo Beach, CA The Bull Mart.....................................Burns, OR Trident Farm & R&C Pettitt.....Sloughhouse, CA Twinpine Angus................................... Adin, CA T&S Livestock...................................Gerber, CA Wulff Brothers Livestock............. Woodland, CA Zanolini Cattle Co..................... Healdsburg, CA

Cardey Ranches..............................Turlock, CA LCS/Bull Mart....................................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

Hereford

Apache Herefords.................. Cathys Valley, CA Barry Ranches............................. Gresham, OR Bianchi Ranches................................ Gilroy, CA Chandler Herefords....................Baker City, OR CX Ranch.....................................Pomeroy, WA England Ranch............................ Prineville, OR England Ranch.......................Powell Butte, OR Genoa Livestock, LLC.....................Minden, NV High Desert Cattle Co..............Canyon City, OR Kudlac Herefords.................... Grants Pass, OR Lambert Ranch............................... Oroville, CA Macfarlane Livestock............... Cottonwood, CA Morrell Ranches............................. Willows, CA Oak Knoll Herefords......................Flournoy, CA Redwood Counrty P. Herefords.... Ferndale, CA Sonoma Mtn. Herefords...........Santa Rosa, CA Stam Farming & Consulting............. Gridley, CA Woo, Charlie & Kallie.................. Redmond, OR Wunschel Ranch..........................Plymouth, CA Y Cross Herefords........................Bonanza, OR

Maine Anjou

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

Polled Hereford

Barry Ranches.............................. Gresham,OR Daniels Hereford Ranch.....................Malad, ID Emmanuel Polled Herefords... Moses Lake, WA

England Ranch............................ Prineville, OR Genoa Livestock, LLC.....................Minden, NV Hannan Family Farm.......................Molalla, OR Happy Valley Ranch....................Susanvile, CA Lambert Ranch............................... Oroville, CA Macfarlane Livestock............... Cottonwood, CA Morrell Herefords............................ Willows, CA Murphy Herefords........................Lockeford, CA Potter Ranch Herefords................... Winton, CA Rocking K Herefords........................Salem, OR Sonoma Mtn. Herefords...........Santa Rosa, CA Wunschel Ranch..........................Plymouth, CA Zanolini Cattle Co.....................Healdsburg, CA

Red Angus

6R Ranch................................Powell Butte, OR Bianchi Ranches................................ Gilroy, CA CB Ranch.........................................Gerber, CA England Ranch.......................Powell Butte, OR Kool Breeze Red Angus...................... Adin, CA Lazy J.......................................... Prineville, OR Owings Cattle.........................Powell Butte, OR Rafter C Reds..............................Clarkston, WA Sintek Livestock................................ Sandy, OR

Simmental Hinton Ranch Simmentals................... Montague, CA

Shorthorn

Albiani Shorthorns........................Elk Grove, CA Stateline Cattle Co..............................Malin, OR

SimAngus

Bar N Bar Angus.............................. Lincoln, CA England/VX Livestock.............Powell Butte, OR Hinton Ranch Simmentals...........Montague, CA Little Shasta Ranch.....................Montague, CA Strickler Livestock.............................Orland, CA Teixeira Cattle Co.................. Pismo Beach, CA Double D Cattle........................Terrebonne, OR T&S Livestock.................................. Gerber, CA

Offering more greats like these 2016 champions!

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Winners at

TOPPING RED BLUFF YEAR AFTER YEAR!!! Angus and SimAngus bulls with generations of quality genetics behind them 3 ANGUS BULLS

3 Calving Ease Angus Bulls by SAV Thunderbird 1961

2 Halter • 1 Range Ready REG # 18594501 18594499 18594498

SIRE SAV Thunderbird 1961 SAV Thunderbird 1961 SAV Thunderbird 1961

BW +.1 -.1 -.5

WW +58 +49 +55

YW +103 +96 +87

MILK +18 +22 +24

MARB +.43 +.43 +.43 +.09 +.36 +.41

RE +.42 +.42 +.35 +.52 +.47 +.47

6 SIMANGUS

2 Halter • 4 Range Ready REG # 3188560 3188561 3188564 3188562 3188563 3188565

SAV THUNDERBIRD 1961 SELLING SIMANGUS SONS Of ZEIS REAL STEEL A23 AND 74-51 TANK X108

SIRE 74-51 TANK X108 ZEIS REAL STEEL A23 74-51 TANK X108 GCC STEEL FORCE 271Y GCC STEEL FORCE 271Y ZEIS REAL STEEL A23

BW +2.6 +1 +1.3 +.4 +.7 +.9

WW +66 +52 +59 +55 +51 +51

YW +99 +79 +90 +88 +73 +65

MILK +19 +16 +21 +24 +17 +15

FAT -.03 -.01 -.034 -.045 -.024 +.000

74-51 TANK X108

ZEIS REAL STEEL A23

you can HAVE the winning kind!

4 Maternal Brothers Will Build Consistency in Your Program! LOT 100 HAVE 2ND CHANCE 168 1620 Reg No: 18477034 • 2/6/16 BW

WW

I+1.7 I+58

YW I+100

MK

MB

RE

I+23 I+.30 I+.28

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I-.013

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WW

YW

I+51

I+94 I+25 I+.39 I+.25 I-.030

MK

MB

RE

FAT

HAVE UNBELIEVABLE 168 1533

Reg No: 18456962 • 10/4/15 BW WW +3.9 +60

YW MK +100 +25

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+3.9 +60

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MB

+100 +25

+.30

RE

FAT

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MK

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+.49 +.83 +.007

LOT 105 HAVE UNBELIEVABLE 168 1531 Reg No: 18456959 • 10/2/15 BW

WW

YW

MK

+1.1 +61 +105 +28

LOT 102 HAVE RPH LEAD ON 817 1534 Reg No: 18513257 • 10/5/15 LOT 103

WW

+2.9 +61 +110 +23

LOT 101 HAVE POKERFACE 1313 1607 Reg No: 18499661 • 1/15/16 I+.5

LOT 104 HAVE RHP TOP NOTCH 168 1532 Reg No: 18452856 • 10/3/15

MB

RE

FAT

+.45 +.56 -.061

LOT 105 IS FULL SIBLING TO LOT 103

+.31 -.049

MB RE FAT +.30 +.31 -.049

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

BE PART OF A WINNING PROGRAM THAT BRINGS ITS TOPS TO RED BLUFF YEAR AFTER YEAR! www.haveangus.com Darrell, Reba & Mac Hansen:

(707) 328-9349 darrellhansen1@hotmail.com Mel Hansen: (707) 478-2662

HAVE Angus

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BROKEN BOX RANCH The Kind We Use Are The Quality We Produce

2015 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year

selling 8 bulls in Red Bluff, Jan. 28 & 7 in Fallon,nev., Feb. 18 Pictured are the sire and Grandsire of the 2014 & 2015 Red Bluff Res. Champion Charolais, 2016 Red Bluff Champion Charolais and 2015 & 2016 Fallon Champion Charolais bulls

Reg# M789829 CE BW WW YW MILK +4.5 +1.4 +39 +80 +8 MTL CW REA FAT MB +28 +29 +.65 -.028 -.17

FOR CALVING EASE, MATERNAL & PERFORMANCE IN VOLUME YEAR AFTER YEAR! TAKE A LOOK AT THE SONS OF

O’CONNELL CONSENSUS 2705

Trait leader in weaning & yearling weights!

Trait leader in yearling weights! WINN MANS LANZA 610S

YOUR NORTH STATE SOURCE

LT LANZA BLUE 1461 PLD ET Reg# EM809026

CE BW +4.3 +2.2 MTL CW +21 +41

WW +60 REA +.76

YW MILK +98 -9 FAT MB -.007 +.07

OWNED BY SAMMIS RANCH & O’CONNELL RANCH CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

MB

RE

+7

+1.5

+57

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ALSO OFFERING 5 TOP QUALITY CALVING-EASE ANGUS BULLS!

JERRY & SHERRY MALTBY Office: (530) 473-2830 • Cell: (530) 681-5046 P.O. Box 760, Williams, CA 95987 E-mail: bbr@citlink.net www.brokenboxranch.com “Heavy-Muscled Cattle That Produce Sought-After Charolais-Influenced Feeder Cattle”

The Same Winning Quality Year After Year

A POWERFUL GROUP OF 11 RANGE READY BULLS TO RED BLUFF READY TO WORK, POWERFUL, SOUND WITH BALANCED TRAITS ACROSS THE BOARD! FEATURING SONS OF BRUIN UPROAR 0070

BRINGING BACK QUALITY LIKE OUR 2014 JACK OWENS IDEAL RANGE BULL! LOT 297 DOB: 1/5/16

SIRE: GO EXCEL L18 MGS: 5B PURE GOLD RAHRAH R4 BW WW YW MK MB RE +3.8 +49

LOT 298 DOB: 10/13/15 FAT

+79 +31 -.11 +.55 -.053

LOT 299 DOB: 3/13/15

SIRE: H/TSR/CHEZ/ FULL TROTTLE ET MGS: GOLDEN OAK OUTCROSS 18U BW WW YW MK MB RE FAT +4.9 +61 +102 +26 +.05 +.91 -.017

SIRE: NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET MGS: GO EXCEL L18 BW WW YW MK MB RE FAT

SIRE: NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET MGS: CL 1 DOMINO 320N BW WW YW MK MB RE FAT

+1.7 +45 +73 +35 +.20 +.08 -.025

+2.0 +49 +78 +42 +.24 +.08 -.024

MORRELL RANCHES

BRUIN UPROAR 0070

LOT 300 DOB: 3/11/15

LOT 335 DOB: 2/21/16

SIRE: GOLDEN OAK OUTCROSS L18 MGS: L1 DOMINO 96943 BW WW YW MK MB RE

FAT

+4.8 +55 +94 +25 +.09 +.58 -.004

(530) 934-2047 • morrellranches@yahoo.com

Barry, Carrie & Bailey Morrell 5640 County Road 65 • Willows, California 95988

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YW

MK

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+143.34

SPENCER CATTLE CO.

Contact us about everything from calving Jerry & Anne Spencer ease to carcass bulls 7879 Van Vleck Rd Rancho Murieta, CA 95683 H: (916) 354-0369 • C: (916) 275-5422


CHARRON RANCH

FEATURING CALVING EASE AND MATERNAL GENETICS THAT YOU CAN BUILD A COWHERD AROUND 8 SAV FINAL ANSWER 0035 DESCENDANTS GOING TO RED BLUFF! Reg #

CED

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THESE BULLS SELL SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 IN RED BLUFF! UNIFORM RANCH-RAISED CALVING EASE BREED-LEADING GENETICS All bulls genomic tested!

Call us today for these and other sale cattle!

CHARRON RANCH

DANNY CHAVES, MANAGER PAICINES, CA RANCH: (831) 388-4791 CELL: (831) 801-8809

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Winners at

GOLDEN STATE STOCKDOGS

Consigning Your Next Best Ranch Hands to Red Bluff! Lot 67 - Gelding Sale

Lot 1 - Stockdog Sale

Lot 16 - Stockdog Sale

CR DODIE

GS FARRAH

OWNED BY MIKE & PAM RALPH OF GRANTS PASS, OR Dodie is a very nice female, good disposition, great build. She minds extremely well, loves working Cattle. Works on voice commands or whistle. Dodie was the 2016 Cow Palace winner in the Open and Intermediate divisions and also the Reserve Open Oakdale Champion. She works the same with a man or woman handler.

OWNED BRIAN JACOBS, WILTON, CA Farrah is the real deal. Her sire Moose has won every major trial on the West Coast and is a twotime National Champion.We raised Farrah and she is a pleasure to be around, loves people and no job is too big. She bites both ends hard and controls cattle with ease. She is finished on voice and whistle commands. 2016 Oakdale Open Champion.

SHOOTER AT THE BAR

2012 GREY GELDING Shooter is a big stout flashy looking gelding with a great disposition. He will get you notice where ever you take him. Shooter is very cowy and handy on the ranch. He is great in the branding pen and would make a phenomenal heel horse. Standing at 15 hands and 5 years old he is the perfect size, age, & disposition to go any direction and make someone a phenomenal once in a lifetime horse.

Training/Lessons • Started & Finished Dogs for Sale • Stud Dog Services

CALL BRIAN JACOBS • (209) 570-6107

www.goldenstatestockdogs.com

6 RANGE READY SUNBRIGHT BULLS TO RED BLUFF Including a Calving Ease Son of CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229

WE RAISE THE HEREFORD HERD BULL KIND! 5 OF OUR BEST EVER COMING TO RED BLUFF THAT HAVE A COWHERD BEHIND THEM WITH GENERATIONS OF MATERNAL SUPERIORITY, FUNCTION, CARCASS AND PERFORMANCE.

Lot 266 is selling! He was Reserve Winter Bull Calf Champion at the Western Nugget National Hereford Show in December!

LOT 164 165 166 167 168 169

SIRE Tara Brickmaker Tara Brickmaker Connealy Consensus 7229 Tara Brickmaker Tex Demand 2791 Connealy Comrade 1385

BW +1.6 +1.4 +1.1 +1.3 +.8 -1.3

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MK +31 +31 +24 +29 +24 +35

MB I+.29 I+.37 I+.75 I+.33 I+.83 ---

RE I+.26 I+.41 I+.63 I+.36 I+.42 ---

SUNBRIGHT ANGUS RANCH

Gary & Patricia Ford 22440 Sunbright Ave., Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-527-6055 • E-mail: sunbrightangus28@yahoo.com

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FAT I+.040 I+.045 I+.013 I+.036 I-.012 ---

CED BW WW YW MK MB RE FAT

+2.2 +2.6 +53 +97 +27 +.21 +.32 +.028

CX 2003 ADVANCE 1538 BILL COX

CELL: 509-566-7050 POMEROY, WA 99347

CX

RANCH


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“Just Quality” Bull Sale February 21 • 1 p.m. • Nyssa, Oregon

selling 110 top Charolais & Charolais-influenced bulls Char-cross calves are bringing a premium for commercial cattlemen across the nation.

v-a-l bulls will put meat on your calves and more money in your pocket.

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Join us as we celebrate

50 Years

of beef industry excellence

same family • same quality • same reputation • 50 years strong •

True Garner won the Carcass Champion at the Malheur County Fair August 2016. 1 of 75 Steers. The largest steer show in Oregon.

ALSO FEATURING 35 ANGUS & RED ANGUS BULLS AND 10 BRANGUS BULLS! V-A-L CHAROLAIS WELCOMES BACK THESE REPUTABLE BREEDERS TO THE “JUST QUALITY” BULL SALE

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

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


BAR KD

RANCH We’ve Got Your Cows Covered!

SELLING IN RED BLUFF

TO BENEFIT WATER FOR LIFE! TOP QUALITY ANGUS BULL FROM QUAIL VALLEY SELLING AT THE WESTERN VIDEO MARKET SALE THURSDAY, JAN. 26, IN RED BLUFF

Elite Angus Bulls Available

76TH ANNUAL RED BLUFF BULL SALE • RED BLUFF, CA January 24-28, 2017 26TH ANNUAL PABCO BULL SALE • MADRAS, OR February 3-4, 2017 PRIVATE TREATY AT THE RANCH • CULVER, OR

Progency of Leading A.I. Sires

Herdsire Prospects • Calving Ease • Growth • Carcass Complete Performace & Ultrasound Data

Reg No: 18480741 • DOB: 8/6/2015 Sire: S A V Thunderbird 9061 • MGS: Connealy Imprint 8317 BW WW YW MK MB RE FAT +1.9 +55 +97 +15 +.29 +.36 +.004

Kurt Lockhart 541-480-0773 •quailvalleyranches@gmail.com Travis & Beckey Tekansik • Travis: 541-699-8563 Becky: 541-699-8562 • magibell2@hotmail.com

JOIN US LIVE FROM RED BLUFF! TEHAMA DISTRICT FAIRGOUNDS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 • 11 A.M.

ANNUAL FEEDER & FEMALE SALE

KENNY & DIANNE READ NICOLE JORGENSEN 1485 SW King Lane, Culver OR 97734 Ranch: 541.546.2547 • Cell: 541.480.9340 www.barkdranch.com 42 California Cattleman January 2017

BID LIVE OR ONLINE AT WWW.WVMCATTLE.COM!

Market Your Cattle With The Professionals!


Modoc Sale SAME QUALITY CATTLE, ADDITIONAL LOCATION POLLED & HORNED HEREFORD BULLS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PREVIEW IN ALTURAS FRIDAY, FEB. 17, WITH SALE AND DINNER TO FOLLOW AT THE NILES HOTEL IN ALTURAS AT 4 P.M. BulL Preview

Modoc Auction Yard CA-299, Alturas, CA

Sale & Dinner:

Niles Hotel 304 South Main St. Alturas, CA AUCTIONEER: COL. ERIC DUARTE Post sale dinner sponsored by New Generation Feeds and Elanco

AS ALWAYS, WATCH FOR TOP BULLS FROM LAMBERT RANCH HEREFORDS AT THE RED BLUFF BULL SALE JANUARY 28, 2017!

The Lambert Family Steve Lambert

Oroville • Chester •Alturas•

(530) 624-5256 slambert@digitalpath.net lambertranchherefords.com


2016 CCA & CCW

Photo Contest

OUR JUDGES

Wendy Hall, Santa Ynex, Calif. Wendy Hall was raised in the Santa Ynez Valley on a farming and ranching operation. She was very involved in the 4H program showing cattle and leadership activities. Love of agriculture and teaching was instilled in her from a young age. Wendy received her BS in Animal Science, Masters in Agriculture and Teaching Credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She spent four years as the Beef Cattle Technician at Fresno State before returning home to Santa Ynez to help with the ranch and start her livestock photography business, COWFOTO. Wendy has been a livestock photographer for 32 years. She married her long-time friend Mike Hall in 1992 and returned to teaching part-time at Cal Poly for the Animal Science Department until she and Mike retired in 2012. Wendy has always enjoyed any photography shoot involving livestock, kids and livestock families. She currently shoots for a few long-time ranch clients and livestock shows in California.

Diane Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas Raised in an around the beef industry, Diane Johnson has made her life’s work to educate the public about the livestock industry. Diane has worked in beef breed communications for many years and is now the executive director of the Livestock Publications Council where she has a passion for helping the diverse range of livestock publications improve their communications efforts to best serve the readership, and subsequently, the public as a whole. Diane spends a great deal of her time networking with folks throughout the beef industry and helping agriculture communicators improve their product year after year. Through LPC programs and workshops, Diane helps ensure that LPC members have continuous access to the latest news and information that will enhance their publications and improve their bottom line.

100 Year Category

Special category celebrating California ranching heritage

1st

2nd

"ROUND-UP’S OVER" SUBMITTED BY STEVE IVERSON, REDDING

3nd

"NEVER TOO YOUNG TO HELP" SUBMITTED BY STEVE IVERSON, REDDING

"SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE" SARA DUDLEY, WOODLAKE

Beef. It's What's for Dinner. Sponsored by the California Beef Council

1st

"GOT THE GRILL ON" RACHEL MOJONNIER, LOS OLIVOS

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2nd

"NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH BEEF" CAIN MADRIGAL, COALINGA

3nd

"BIG TEXAN" JEAN BARTON, RED BLUFF


Rural Life 1st

"PARTNERS" PAULA FRANCIS, BAKERSFIELD

2nd

3nd

"TAKE THE LEAD" JESSICA ARNOLD, SANTA MARGARITA

“THE GATHERING" JESSICA ARNOLD, SANTA MARGARITA

People 2nd

1st

"MAMA’S LET YOUR BABIES GROW UO TO BE COWBOYS" KATIE EASON, ADIN

1st

"FOR THE LOVE OF BRANDING SEASON" KATIE EASON, ADIN

3nd

"THE TRADITION" VICTORIA GARBANI-MELLOTT, DESCANSO

California Landscapes 2nd

"NOW THAT’S A VIEW" CAIN MADRIGAL, COALINGA

3nd

"A MOUNTAIN MORNING" KATIE EASON, ADIN

"SIERRA NEVADA SNOW" GINGER MILLER, LITCHFIELD

Animals & Wilflife 2nd

1st

"TINK’S VIEW" HANNAH GILL, EXETER

3nd

"TEX" KATIE EASON, ADIN

Cell Phone Photos (extensive editing permitted) 1st

2nd

"HOT IRON" SHANNA CURRIE, DIXON

"FUZZY WUZZY" VICTORIA GARBANIMELLOTT, DESCANSO

3nd

"GETTIN’ DIRTY" JANET JONES, OROVILLE

"FROSTY ATTITUDES" GINGER MILLER, LITCHFIELD

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Supporting the Next Generation At the 100th annual CCA & CCW Convention in Sparks, Nev., representatives of CCA’s affiliate groups had the distinct responsibility of interviewing this year’s CCA scholarship finalists, which came from a large pool of impressive applicants from throughout California with unique beef industry interest and experience. The groups represented on the scholarship panel include: Allflex, USA; the CCA Allied Industry Council, the CCA Feeder Council; the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA), representing the Hank Stone Memorial Scholarship; the Livestock Memorial Research Fund (LMRF); and a representative for the Tom Grimmius Memorial Scholarship.

Sarah Klopatek

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 2016 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

Katie Lacey

Animal Science Doctorate Student Agricultural Business University of California, Davis Oklahoma State University $2,500 • Livestock Memorial Research Fund $2,500 • Livestock Memorial Research Fund

Suzanne Amaral

Corte Smith

Ag Education Masters Student Agricultural Business California Polytechnic State University California Polytechnic State University $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Stacy Stroing

Agriculture Education University of California, Davis $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

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Alina Amaral

Veterinary School Student Western University of Health Sciences $1,500 • Grimmius Memorial Scholarship

Paige Davis

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

Rebecca Swanson

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

Kenneth Watkins

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

Ciara Babcock

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


2016 SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED BY... the family of the late tom grimmius

Feeder Council

Nathan Yerian

Veterinary Student University of California, Davis $1,500 - Grimmius Memorial Scholarship

Tristan Bess

LMRF

Macy Perry

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

Adam Blalock

Agricultural Business & Range Mgmt High School Senior Shasta College Pleasant Grove High School $1,000 Allflex, USA/Feeder Council $1,000 • Allflex,USA/Feeder Council

Kara Porterfield

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

Kara Kester

Agriculture Communications Oklahoma State University $1,250 • Hank Stone Memorial Scholarship

Mitch Behling

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

Kelley Duggan

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

Steven Pozzi

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

Elizabeth Vanherweg

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

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RANGELAND TRUST TALK The Gift of Chance

rangeland trust honors board member with memorial fund by Devere Dressler, California Rangeland Trust Emeritus Director For the last decade or so, we’d call each other at least once a week. I’d get a call from Jim, “Where are you? What are you doing?” he’d cheerfully holler into the phone. I’d tell him and ask the same of him and his response was almost always, “Just came in to change horses.” Then we would get into our regular discussion about rainfall, the cattle market, ranches for sale or lease, sports, and then we would plan our next adventure. Jim and I traveled all over the West together, usually looking at ranches and just seeing country. It was on these trips that Jim and I talked about where we knew and feared the West is headed. Over our lifetimes we have seen many great ranches split up and sold out of ranching. Jim was passionate about conserving ranch land. He was a pioneer in the 1990s when he protected his first ranch in Merced County. He took a chance and it turns out, as he often later said, that it was the best decision he ever made. By protecting his ranch with a conservation easement he ensured that the land would stay as it is: a cattle ranch. He could pass it on to his kids and grandkids and they would be able to continue his ranching legacy. In the ensuing years he protected more of his ranches with conservation easements and decided to join the Board of Directors of the California Rangeland Trust to encourage others to follow his example. I had the privilege of serving alongside him on the Rangeland Trust Board. Jim and I had similar styles and philosophies in many ways. I learned a lot from him on the road and in the board room. He knew when to take a risk and he knew when to play it safe. He was never a frivolous man, who wasted time or money, but rather he invested in quality. He invested in California Rangeland Trust, because he believed in its mission and the people who work hard day in and day out to carry out its mission. This is why my wife Valerie Gordon and I have started a California Rangeland Trust memorial fund in his honor. The response has been fantastic. I am not surprised because Jim swung a wide loop and was respected by many. When Jim, Valerie, and biologist, John Vollmar were working on Jim’s conservation easement in Merced, he often joked that the rocks in the vernal pools on his ranch were the other side of Half Dome, carried over the Sierras by the glacier that sheared the face of Half Dome eons ago. It was his life-long dream to climb to the top. He made that dream come true in 2011. We were privileged to be part of that adventure. I’ll close with the following story 48 California Cattleman January 2017

that I hope will make you smile when you think of Jim. Jim showed up at the Half Dome trailhead parking lot in his usual white shirt and instead of blue jeans he was wearing sweatpants. “That’s not going to work,” cautioned Valerie, “you need shorts.” “Well I don’t have shorts,” he said. “Do you have a knife?” Jim Chance touring the Hilton she asked. “Of course. Ranch in the Mono Basin with Got one sitting here,” and Mono Lake in the background shortly before he died. with that Valerie crudely tailored a one-of-a-kind pair of shorts out of his sweatpants right there in the parking lot and his legs were freed up to carry him to the top of Half Dome. It was a proud moment for all of us. A car accident tragically took Jim Chance’s life in September 2016. He is being honored by the California Rangeland Trust with a special memorial fund that will be used to further Jim’s vision of conserving California’s working ranches. As a savvy and successful cattleman, and a forward thinking conservationist, Jim made significant contributions serving on the California Rangeland Trust Board. Such is the testament of Jim’s life, that two California Rangeland Trust Board Members, Valerie Gordon and Devere Dressler, chose to launch the Memorial Fund, and in a short time the fund doubled. Jim got things done without a lot of fanfare and discussion and that’s the spirit behind the creation of this fund: raising money to protect land that matters. There is nothing that will ever replace Jim’s gentle yet strong presence in our lives and on the Board, but this fund will help ensure he remains a part of California Rangeland Trust forever. Contributions can be made by check to California Rangeland Trust, 1225 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 with Jim Chance Memorial Fund in the memo, through www.rangelandtrust.org, or by calling Leigh Geren at (916) 444-2096.


Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass Traits

Cattleman's Classic Spring Sale March 4, 2017 • 1 PM PST

Dry Creek Ranch sale facility • Terrebonne, Oregon A sampling of the tremendous group of bulls we’re offering in our Spring Sale Calving Ease Prospects: Sure shot sleep all night bulls Reg #

DUNN ACQUISITION B506 Reg # 1686395

ID

HB

3557816 3557818 3557825 3557829 3557848 3557858 3557864 3557874

D104 D106 D113 D118 D141 D159 D166 D178

154 146 139 162 154 169 154 175

Reg #

ID

HB

%

5 8 10 3 5 2 5 1

GM

51 52 53 51 52 53 52 52

%

14 8 4 12 7 3 7 5

CED

13 13 11 11 11 11 11 14

BW

-4.7 -5.8 -3.7 -3.6 -4.4 -3.7 -4.4 -5.2

WW

53 49 63 69 57 74 57 59

YW

84 79 98 105 88 112 88 98

Milk

28 31 23 20 23 20 23 23

ME HPG CEM Stay Marb

-1 3 1 1 1 -1 1 0

11 11 11 12 12 11 12 12

4 5 4 7 7 7 7 6

14 13 12 14 13 15 13 15

YG

CW

YG

CW

0.63 0.01 0.66 -0.04 0.89 0 0.54 0.02 0.79 -0.02 0.86 0.04 0.79 -0.02 0.59 0.04

13 9 23 27 16 31 16 21

RE

0.35 0.39 0.37 0.36 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.03

BF

0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0

HerdBuilder Prospects: Bulls that will build your cow herd 3557816 3557829 3557834 3557848 3557858 3557874 3557876

D104 D118 D125 D141 D159 D178 D180

Reg #

ID

154 162 161 154 169 175 147

%

5 3 3 5 2 1 7

GM

51 51 53 52 53 52 53

%

14 12 3 7 3 5 4

CED

13 11 10 11 11 14 9

BW

-4.7 -3.6 -2.8 -4.4 -3.7 -5.2 -3.5

WW

53 69 69 57 74 59 76

YW

84 105 113 88 112 98 112

Milk

28 20 18 23 20 23 21

ME HPG CEM Stay Marb

-1 1 -1 1 -1 0 1

11 12 12 12 11 12 11

4 7 6 7 7 6 4

14 14 14 13 15 15 13

0.63 0.01 0.54 0.02 0.65 -0.03 0.79 -0.02 0.86 0.04 0.59 0.04 0.82 0.06

13 27 33 16 31 21 31

RE

BF

0.35 0.36 0.32 0.33 0.33 0.03 0.36

0.04 0.03 -0.01 0.03 0.03 0 0.04

RE

BF

GridMaster Prospects: Bulls that will yield you dollars in the feedyard FEDDES SILVER BOW B226 Reg # 1687147

BROWN INCREDABULL Z7277 Reg # 1550654

3557814 3557822 3557825 3557827 3557832 3557834 3557842 3557846 3557858 3557861 3557868 3557873 3557874 3557876

D102 D110 D113 D116 D121 D125 D135 D139 D159 D162 D172 D177 D178 D180

HB

134 133 139 130 139 161 121 132 169 120 138 133 175 147

%

13 14 10 15 10 3 23 14 2 23 11 14 1 7

GM

53 53 53 52 53 53 53 52 53 53 52 52 52 53

%

2 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 7 5 5 4

CED

7 8 11 5 9 10 5 7 11 5 10 6 14 9

BW

-3.5 -3.6 -3.7 -1.6 -1.5 -2.8 -0.8 -2.5 -3.7 -2.3 -1.8 -2.6 -5.2 -3.5

WW

66 67 63 61 80 69 84 76 74 71 76 60 59 76

YW

106 108 98 100 126 113 131 115 112 111 121 96 98 112

Milk

24 20 23 23 23 18 20 18 20 22 27 25 23 21

ME HPG CEM Stay Marb

5 2 1 -1 3 -1 4 0 -1 6 1 3 0 1

13 11 11 13 12 12 11 13 11 13 13 13 12 11

5 6 4 5 4 6 6 7 7 6 5 7 6 4

12 12 12 12 12 14 11 11 15 10 12 12 15 13

0.78 0.72 0.89 0.85 0.65 0.65 0.73 0.76 0.86 0.89 0.49 0.78 0.59 0.82

YG

-0.05 -0.03 0 -0.04 0.01 -0.03 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.09 -0.03 -0.07 0.04 0.06

CW

28 29 23 28 42 33 46 34 31 33 39 24 21 31

0.37 0.62 0.37 0.45 0.41 0.32 0.53 0.45 0.33 0.22 0.41 0.61 0.03 0.36

0 0.04 0.03 0.01 0 -0.01 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.03 -0.01 0.03 0 0.04

Everett Flikkema: 406.580.2186 Jack Vollstedt: 818.535.4034

Terrebonne, Oregon • vfredangus.com January 2017 California Cattleman 49


affordable Tissue Samples now can be archived at breed associations As seedstock producers have adopted genomic-assisted selection and GE-EPDs, they have become more interested in faster, easier DNA collection methods. The Allflex® TSU™ is a practical system that collects a tissue plug with the squeeze of a specialized hand tool. Sample ID, tissue preservation and handing ease are built into the design. The system places a small piece of tissue into a vial of preservative, avoiding dirt, manure or crosscontamination. Previously, once unsealed the unit was no longer useful. Today, Allflex and Neogen GeneSeek now reseal tissue in the vial for archiving. This enables breed associations to: • Re-test animals as DNA technology advances; • Resolve suspected errors in animal ID, pedigree or parentage; • Confirm DNA when animals are sold or transferred; “TSU archiving gives associations new options for user-friendly DNA collection. This will help their members do DNA testing on more animals and get more valuable data into association databases,” said Scott Holt, North American marketing manager at Allflex USA Inc. DNA may be key to predicting future performance, he said, but times to collect it are brief. Samples are taken during other busy processing times: calf processing, breeding soundness exams, bull testing, vaccination, weaning or other handling procedures. Since the units

store easily, producers can collect DNA when it fits their schedule and order lab tests later, he said. For newborn or young calves, TSUs are the preferred tissue-sampling method. Hair follicles are too small and drawing blood is ill advised, said Micah Wells, beef genomics sales director at Neogen GeneSeek Operations. Wells added that trends favor earlier DNA collection, since producers are seeking to optimize costs by testing younger animals and making earlier selection decisions. Allflex and Neogen researchers have also shown the same sample can also be used to screen for persistent infections of BVD and other genetic health impacts. “They can order these screening tests at the same time they order Igenity® or GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler™ tests from our lab,” he said. “This work with Allflex makes DNA testing more useful and convenient,” said Dr. Stewart Bauck, general manager of Neogen GeneSeek Operations. “The value of the practice of DNA testing is growing while the costs and labor needed to get into are dropping, due in large part to companies that work together and with industry on behalf of producers.” Breeds accepting TSUs for DNA testing include Red Angus, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Limousin, Simmental, Akaushi, Chianina, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn and Wagyu, said Allflex, and several breed associations sell TSUs.

It’s still the

WEST

We just make it a little less

WILD Doug Winnett

800-969-2522 dwinnett@andreini.com General Insurance Brokers www.andreini.com

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Perform

looking for the best bulls the west has to offer? No matter your environment, bulls developed at Snyder Livestock will get the job done. Lucy Rechel and her team strive to produce the best bulls the industry has to offer. Trends may come and go, but the bulls that come off test and sell through Snyder's annual sale hold up and perform under diverse conditions and environments, due in part to the complete bull test format. Founded in 1999, the annual bull test draws seedstock producers to the high desert climate of Yerington, Nev., to put their bulls up against the best in the West.

snyder's ultimate bull test measures: • Weaning Performance • Dam & Individual Fertility • Conformation & Muscling • Ultrasound Carcass Merit • Feed Efficiency • Gain on Test

Seminar, Social & Sale

March 11a12, 2017

Snyder Livestock Feedlot • Yerington, Nevada event Schedule & Sale Books: www.slcnv.com Join us the 2nd weekend in March for our annual seminar and social focusing on everything purebed and commercial producers need to know about genetics from industry experts, followed the next day by our annual bull test sale at 1 p.m.

Snyder LiveStock co., inc.

Lucy Rechel/Eddie Snyder • Office 775-463-2677 Lucy’s Cell 775-790-0801 • Website: www.slcnv.com Post Office Box 550 • Yerington, Nevada 89447 Funded in part By GrantS FroM the city oF yerinGton & Lyon county rooM tax BoardS

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Lights Camera Action

All Hands On Deck as California CattleWomen Celebrate 65 Years by Immediate Past California CattleWomen, Inc. President Sheila Bowen

T

he preparations were made. Months of planning, projects in the works, guests and speakers invited, and now the climax was near. Three days of meetings, luncheons, workshops, fun, laughter, old friends and new friends were coming together for one of the greatest celebrations of the California cattle industry in 100 years. Members of the California CattleWomen, Inc., (CCW) were so honored to be a part of this wonderful celebration. We were looking forward to this all year. And now as we were leaving our homes for the drive to Sparks, Nev., the checklist was running through our heads. Had we packed everything that needed to go and contacted everyone with whom we needed to speak? Would we have a good turnout? We’d done our best; now it’s time to gather it all together in one big celebration of the cattle industry!

ROLL 'Em! The fun got underway with the opening of the trade show. It was bigger and better than ever! The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was playing on the big screen as folks enjoyed food and caught up with friends they had not seen in years. CCW had an attractive booth in the trade show with lots of treasures. Erin Rogers did a great job of organizing it with beef promotion items from the CCW units.

TAKe One! Lots of women stopped by the booth to shop and to enter the drawing for the Weatherby Vanguard Camilla Rifle that CCW was giving away in honor of our 65 years. Several generous donations made this possible. The winning name was drawn at the CCW Board of Directors meeting. Beth Casillas, the president of Placer/Nevada CattleWomen, was the lucky winner. CCW units across the state were invited to bring a decorated poster from their unit highlighting the past, present and future of their organization. The posters turned out great! It was fun to see the pictures and historical documents that were all part of the displays. The posters can be used at local

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events throughout the year.

TAKE TWO! Commemorative three-piece belt buckles, designed by Debbie Hay, arrived in time for the festivities. They are gorgeous and a real keepsake!!

THE CCW STARS TURNED OUT! The Cowbelle of the Year Luncheon was a huge success! More than 250 guests were on hand to honor the ladies chosen by their local units as the Cowbelle of the Year. The luncheon was moved to a larger venue to accommodate the crowd. Amanda Barrett did a great job coordinating this fun event. Each honoree had her bio read and received a beautiful silver bracelet. Ann Nogan, the president of ANCW, flew in from Pennsylvania to speak to us and share in our celebration. Ten CCW past presidents were in attendance at the luncheon. It was an honor to have them with us. The beautiful center-pieces were compliments of the San Luis Obispo CattleWomen. There were ranch photographs collected from around the state on display at each table. Sharon Erickson did a beautiful job in gathering them and displaying them on pieces of wood complete with captions about the ranches.

COWBELLES TAKE TO THE BIG SCREEN! The CCW Workshop was educational, entertaining and shared a historical treasure with those in attendance. Rebecca Been gathered together videoed interviews with cowbelles from around the state. She edited the footage and compiled it into a documentary. Many of those interviewed were past presidents and/ or long time members of CCW. They spoke about what the organization was like in the early days and what some of the special projects had been over the years. It was sure fun to see and hear about this organization from their perspective. Jill Scofield and Annette Kassis shared a new consumer beef phone app that the California Beef Council is developing. The app is loaded with valuable information. It


contains recipes, beef cuts, coupons and much more helpful info for the prospective beef consumer. Renown performer Dave Stamey performed at our workshop sharing with us some of his stories and the music that has made him one of the premier western entertainers today. As a cowboy and a polished musician, his performance speaks to the western lifestyle and resonates with the ranching community.

AND THE WINNERS ARE... The Awards Breakfast is always high energy and this year was no exception. Units work hard all year round to educate and promote ranching and beef. This breakfast is an opportunity for them to be recognized for their efforts. Ann Cochrane (beef promotion) and Debbie Torres (Ag in the Classroom) keep track of all that gets submitted by the local CattleWomen units. It is always fun to see who walks away with the accolades. Bret Davis from Bayer Animal Health has been an attendee for many years. Bayer Animal Health has sponsored our Beef Promotion Scrapbook Contest for 50 years. They provide monetary awards to the winning units that compete in a variety of categories. We thank the Lacey Family for sponsoring awards to the units that have the greatest increase in membership. CCW has grown in membership in recent years and looks forward to continuing this trend. The CCW nominees for three ANCW Awards were recognized. We were so excited to announce that not only were these ladies our nominees, but that ANCW had chosen them as their honorees. Nadette Raymond Ott (Shasta County) was chosen by ANCW as the Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year. Celeste Settrini (Monterey County) won as the ANCW Outstanding Beef Promoter of the Year, and Candace Cook Peterson (Mid-Valley Cowbelles) was chosen as the ANCW Educator of the Year. We are so proud of these ladies and look forward to celebrating with them when they are honored by ANCW at the Beef Industry Convention in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 30 at the ANCW General Meeting. For more information on these honorees, see the article on page 54. Bill Dale and Jill Scofield presented the Walt Rodman Award to the unit with the most creative beef promotion idea for the past year. Each unit that entered was recognized and given a cash prize. The overall winner was Shasta County CattleWomen.

UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS The CCW new officer team was installed at the conclusion of the Awards Breakfast. Cheryl Foster

and her CCW Executive Team are ready to lead CCW into the next 65 years. The CCW Board of Directors meeting wrapped up this year’s work and outlined the direction for 2017. The Spring Meeting will be March 10-12, 2017 at the Harris Ranch Inn. There are a lot of good speakers and lesson plans on tap. Go to CattleWomen.org for more details on this and to see the calendar of events for the coming year. CCW asked each CattleWomen unit to bring an item for the time capsule. The time capsule will be opened in 10 years when we celebrate our 75th anniversary. The units brought some fun stuff.

CREDITS Powder River has been a friend and sponsor of California CattleWomen for many years. Thanks to their donation of livestock panels, CCW has been able to raise money to give scholarships, fund beef promotion and education projects and help fund the operations of the state and local organizations. This year’s raffle was the most successful to date.

The Red Carpet The Centennial Celebration Gala was a wonderful celebration where the red carpet was rolled out and a photographer snapped pictures of the attendees as they entered the festivities. The program that evening was a wonderful look back at CCA over the past 99 years. The CCA staff did a wonderful job planning the 100th Convention. California CattleWomen was honored to be a part of the celebration!

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Past CCW Presidents present at the 65th anniversary event were: Jean Rosasco, Karen Rasmussen, Dee Lacey, Lady Bug Dougherty, Karen Sweet, Marylin Erickson, Jean Barton, back row: Judy Ahmann, Joan Hemsted, Melanie Fowle and Sheila Bowen.

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A Clean Sweep

California ladies take all three national cattlewomen awards by California CattleWomen, Inc. President Cheryl Foster

American National CattleWomen (ANCW) have three Annual National Awards: ANCW outstanding CattleWoman; ANCW Educator of the Year Award; and ANCW Beef Promotion Award. This year, nominees from the California CattleWomen, Inc., won all three categories. California has had national winners in the past but not in all three categories at the same time. We are over-the-top proud of these three women. Excerpts from some of the letters of recommendation follow that give clear insight into why these three women won on the National level.

Nadette Raymond Ott —ANCW Outstanding CattleWoman Criteria for this award is that it be award to an individual whose efforts have enhanced multiple programs of ANCW. Nadette Raymond Ott was the treasurer for California CattleWomen for 16 years. Nadette graduated from a French college with a degree in accounting. She spent her working life as a cost accountant, production control manager and comptroller for large companies.

Taken from the letter of recommendation prepared by CCW past President Sheila Bowen: “Our French firecracker has donated countless hours to the nonprofit organizations to which she belongs. Nadette’s heart is especially fond of helping youth find opportunities to be engaged, to shine, and to succeed. Much of her work involved Beef Princess, Beef Ambassador, and youth scholarship committees. She loves the CattleWomen, ANCW, CCW and SCCW, and has donated a tremendous amount of her life to making them successful industry organizations. How fortunate we are to have her pulling for us. Please give careful consideration to Nadette Raymond. She has given so much of herself to CattleWomen and is humbled to be nominated for this prestigious award. It would be one of the highlights of her life to receive the honor of ANCW Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year.”

Candace Peterson —ANCW Educator of the Year

Candace Cook Peterson is past president of Mid-Valley Cowbelles. She has spearheaded the new unit to amazing success in their first two years. Candace is a lifelong teacher and has used those skills to educate others about the beef industry. Her efforts exemplify the purpose of this award, which goes to someone who has furthered the education programs of ANCW. Taken from the letter of recommendation prepared by Breanne Ramos, executive director of Merced County Farm Bureau.

“I was fortunate to meet Candace both through work and within the cattlewomen organization. When asked of her accomplishments, she is an incredibly humble individual that has garnered much due to her hard work over the years. As an educator for 20 plus years, she was able to influence the lives of numerous school children and earn the distinguished award of Teacher of the Year from Thomas Olaeta Elementary in Atwater. Candace was able to blend her love of raising cattle and teaching children into being a forefront presenter for Ag in the Classroom.”

Taken from the letter of recommendation prepared by Jeri Rose Roen, Mid Valley Cowbelles: “Candace is the epitome of what your organization would like to promote in consumers and their children, because she creates a deep understanding of today’s ranching and beef production

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Taken from the letter of recommendation prepared by ANCW Past President Melanie Fowle: “To this day I recall when she was the ANCW Membership Chair. Somehow she got a saddle donated for the person who brought in the most new members. This may have been possible because Nadette had contacts through her membership and also having served as president of the California State Horsemen’s Association in 2003 and 2004. She was the first woman ever elected as CSHA President! She also served as a hostess for the 1992 Beef Cook-off. With 24 years as an ANCW member she attended Conventions in Dallas, Nashville and Denver. She attended and helped with the Region 6 meetings in Monterey, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Napa.” 54 California Cattleman January 2017

CCW Award Nominees and ANCW Winners (L to R) are: Celeste Settrini, ANCW Beef Promoter of the Year; Nadette Raymond Ott, ANCW Outstanding CattleWoman; and Candace Cook Peterson, ANCW Educator of the Year.


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 54 to consumers who are further from the farm or ranch than ever before. Yes, she has made outstanding contributions to the California consumer by educating a diverse population on the real story of beef production, specifically discounting the untrue beliefs, propagated by the various special interest groups that aim to malign the cattle industry. She does this by verbally educating, demonstrating, with an actual ranch set-up, and passing out of brochures/teacher packets/children material, all teaching the true story of beef production. In fact, her success has reached thousands of youths, from preschool age to high school, hundreds of teachers, 4-H leaders and parents.”

Celeste Settrini — Outstanding Beef Promotor Celeste Settrini and her brother John, manage their 101 year old family cow/calf operation in the foothills of Salinas Valley. As a compliment to managing the cowherd Celeste finds time to promote the beef industry through various channels. She is active on social media, and is a polished public speaker. She frequently does interviews promoting ranching and its rich heritage. Her individual efforts have greatly enhanced the Beef Promotion programs of ANCW. Taken from the letter of recommendation written by Richard Nock of Nock Trading: “What I will dwell on is that Celeste has a magnetic personality which draws her peers to her line of thinking and is in my opinion what the beef industry needs in dealing with today’s consumers.”

Taken from the letter of recommendation written by Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations: “Celeste is very deserving of the “National Beef Promoter of the Year” award. She tirelessly advocates for the beef industry through social media, through various published pieces in a number of publications, and on RFD-TV. She has been a leader in California Cattlewomen, California Beef Cattle Improvement Association, National Young Cattlemen and NCBA. Celeste is truly someone you can be proud of to continually represent our beef industry!”

Taken from the letter of recommendation prepared by Monterey County CattleWomen President Marianne Madson: “Celeste is a tireless advocate for this industry. She is knowledgeable and passionate. She has the ability to connect and inspire. Her special 56 California Cattleman January 2017

connection with people may be one of her greatest strengths. Although she has already received recognition, I really think that she is just getting started promoting the industry that she loves so much.”

As amazing as these three women are, they would not have won this national recognition without three compelling applications prepared by immediate past CCW President Sheila Bowen. Sheila spent a great deal of time gathering the letters of recommendation and preparing the applications for these women. Sheila also deserves tremendous credit for this unprecedented accomplishment. California Cattlewomen, Inc., is extremely proud of these ladies and their exceptional efforts for the beef industry.


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Walt Rodman Award Winners The 2016 Walt Rodman Winners were announced at the 2016 CCA/CCW Annual convention in Sparks Nev., at the California CattleWomen’s award breakfast. This is an annual contest proudly sponsored by the California Beef Council to showcase and honor outstanding beef promotion efforts of California Cattle Women. Established in 1982, this award was named in honor of long-time California Beef Council executive director Walt Rodman.Walt Rodman lead the California Beef Council organization from 1957 to 1971 and implemented many ground breaking programs to enhance beef ’s image. This award is intended to honor the innovative efforts of California CattleWomen to share beef ’s story with the public and enhance beef ’s overall image. Every county unit that enters is awarded $50; the second runner up is awarded $100; the first runner up is awarded $200; and the first place unit receives $400 and their name is placed on the Walt Rodman commemorative plaque on display in the CBC office. A total of 19 CCW units participated in the Walt Rodman contest in 2016. To see the full listing of all the entries go to http://www.cattlewomen.org/. The following is a summary prepared by Jill Scofield of the top three Walt Rodman Beef Promotion Projects for 2016:

FIRST PLACE: SHASTA COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN, “PHOTO CONTEST FOR NOTE CARDS AND BEEF PROMOTION POSTERS” • The Shasta County Cattlewomen held a photo contest to generate enthusiasm and collect high-quality photos representing the heritage and future of cattle ranching for a number of promotional efforts. The promotion of the photo contest proved to be a successful social media campaign, with 1,275 new likes of the group’s Facebook page. The contest resulted in 48 photograph entries, with photos from the overall winner and seven finalists used to create notecards that show a visual of cattle ranching in Shasta County. Additionally, the group created educational posters using photos from the contest, matching the photos with phrases such as “We believe quality beef begins with quality care. That’s why we work hard to keep our animals healthy, safe and secure.” And “We take pride in caring for our cattle, 365 days a year, often at all hours and in all weather.” The posters were put on display in the Cattlewomen’s Red Barn at the Shasta District Fair, with an attendance of approximately 90,000 people. SECOND PLACE: KERN COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN, “KERN COUNTY FAIR DISPLAY AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS” • The Kern County Cattlewomen produced a 45-minute video entitled “Cattlewomen Conversations, which featured many families with operations that have been in the family for over 100 years. The video ran in a loop each day of the 10-day Kern County Fair. But the work didn’t end there. The KCCW reached out to local teachers, organizations, museums and associations to share the video and present the cattlewomen’s efforts. It includes 100 years of history of Kern County ranches, some of the problems facing our industry, and a way 58 California Cattleman January 2017

of life that once included 50 percent of all Americans.

THIRD PLACE: SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN, “CENTRAL COAST BEEF AND WINE FESTIVAL” • The San Luis Obispo Cattlewomen were the hosting entity for this first-ever event, which was developed to create an interactive and educational experience for consumers and highlight the versatile cuts and preparations of beef. The group partnered with a non-profit, !MUST Charities. The event was held at Halter Ranch Vineyard and featured six tasting stations with six partner wineries from the region, as well as various interactive educational stations. Winery and beef combinations included beef stroganoff and Ancient Peaks Winery; sliders and Jack Creek Cellars; steak caesar salad and Cass Winery; and various others, offering variations of delicious wine and beef pairings. The event resulted in over 300 pounds of beef sold! The California CattleWomen are very appreciative of the efforts made by the California Beef Council to encourage innovation in beef Promotion. Thank you for another great contest.

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Other CCW Awards & Scenes

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Ag in the Classroom Chair Debbie Torres with award representatives. San Joaquin-Stanislaus was winner of perpetual trophy for 9,666 students. A total of 32,093 students were reached through the CCW Ag in the Classroom Program.

Cowbelle of the Year honorees were recognized on Friday, Dec. 2, at the annual CCA & CCW Convention. The luncheon drew its largest crowd to date.

Cattlewomen Deb Cockrell, Debbie Hay and Debbie Torres visit in the Allied Industry Council Trade Show.

Outgoing CCW President Sheila Bowen and CCW Fundraiser Chair Amanda Barrett recognize Powder River for their continued support of CCW.

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CCW Beef Promoter Award winners with Beef Promotion Chairman Ann Cochrane.

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Bret Davis with Bayer Animal Health was on hand to recognize CCW Beef Promotion & Education Scrapbook Award winners.

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Emma Morris, 2016 Intern at USDA, Washington, D.C.; Lynne Bryan, Etna; and Ann Nogan, American National CattleWomen President.


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BEEF AT HOME AND ABROAD Reaching new Height beef exports to south korea see growth in 2016 from the U.S. Meat Export Federation It’s taken some time to rebuild demand for U.S. beef in South Korea, but the market was red-hot in 2016. Through October, beef and beef variety meat exports to Korea totaled 139,592 metric tons (mt), up 36 percent from the same period in 2015. Export value totaled $814.2 million, up 21 percent. When year-end 2016 data is available for Korea, beef export value will easily exceed the record $847.4 million achieved in 2014. With a strong finish, export value to Korea could approach $1 billion. Higher-value chilled (meaning never frozen) beef exports to Korea were especially strong in 2016. Through October, chilled exports to Korea increased nearly 40 percent year-over-year to 18,494 mt. In

October alone, chilled exports totaled 2,163 mt, up 48 percent year-over-year and the largest monthly volume in the post-BSE era. Chilled exports to other key Asian markets such as Japan and Taiwan also posted strong increases in 2016, as the United States reclaimed its position as the world’s leading exporter of chilled beef. U.S. beef was on display at the recent Korea Franchise Business Expo in Seoul, a major trade show attracting Korean restaurateurs and retailers. While U.S. beef exports to Korea are traditionally led by cuts such as short ribs, short plate and chuck roll, promotions managed by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) also focus on barbecue cuts and high-quality middle meats. Educating consumers on convenient methods

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for preparing and serving these flavorful cuts not only allows the U.S. industry to capture market share from competitors, but also expand overall beef consumption. Korea’s per capita beef consumption has increased 24 percent since 2009, reaching 33.8 pounds per year (carcass weight). “The recent beef consumption growth in Korea is particularly impressive, given its shrinking domestic supplies,” explained USMEF Economist Erin Borror said. “This is just one example of how export opportunities are not always about seizing beef market share; they’re often about expanding overall demand.” One area of concern entering 2017 is the political turmoil surrounding South Korean President Park Geun-hye. A recent scandal involving the handling of government documents led to an impeachment vote, which was approved by the Korean Parliament in early December. The impeachment motion is now under review by Korea’s Constitutional Court. If President Park steps down or is removed from office, a general election must be held within 60 days. While it is unlikely that this situation will lead to any major setbacks specific to U.S. beef demand, it could cause a general slowdown in Korea’s economy, weaken consumer confidence and impact Koreans’ general shopping and buying patterns.


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Bently Ranch

CBCIA Producer of the Year from the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association

Bently Ranch, owned by Chris and Camille Bently is headquartered in Minden, Nev. It operates on deeded acres in northern California and the eastern Sierras of Bridgeport, along with 50,000 acres of Forest Service permits. The ranch was started in 1998 by Don Bently, who purchased the Minden land in the 1960s and expanded the operations by purchasing the Red Bluff ranch. After Don’s death in 2012, his son, Chris Bently took over the ranch. Bently works with Matt McKinney, general manager and Tod Radelfinger, cattle division manager to achieve his goals. With a cattle herd in two states, Bently Ranch manages for long term results, aiming to continually improve its herd performance and efficiency, achieve a 95 percent calf crop and produce the highest quality beef possible to meet commercial buyers’ expectations and Bently Meats’ consumers. Bently Ranch’s goal is to maintain a cowherd of goodmothering, moderate sized cows to produce a calf that will be profitable in the feedlot, on the rail or as replacement female. The ranch currently runs 1,200 head of mother cows comprised mainly of Angus and Angus-Hereford females. The 70-bull herd includes Charolais, Angus and Herford bulls. All mature cows are wintered in Red Bluff and calve during the spring. During the summer, cows and calves are shipped back for summer grazing in Minden, and 500 cows are sent to Bridgeport. The heifers are bred naturally to low-birthweight Angus bulls with a focus on calving ease, growth, carcass, feed efficiency and male soundness. For the mature cowherd, high-performing Angus, Hereford and Charolais bulls are utilized to produce a productive calf for market or herd replacement. Sires are selected based on performance and phenotypic traits, and the bulls must be hardy, sound and able to handle rugged winter range, provide for ease of calving, good feed efficiency, growth and carcass traits. Replacement heifers are selected based upon ideal body conformation and production traits that we hope to pass on to future generations. Bently Ranch calves are born in January and weaned in late September, and all calves are 64 California Cattleman January 2017

preconditioned for 45 days before delivery to the buyer. During the process of preconditioning, calves are moved to the feedlot where they are vaccinated and bunk broke to ensure they perform well in the feedlot. Preconditioning calves helps increase the sale price and provides the feedlots with calves ready to gain and without the stress of weaning. A large percentage of the cattle sell through Western Video Market, based in Cottonwood, tapping into a larger pool of potential buyers. There are many repeat customers from California to Nebraska who are very satisfied with the quality of cattle they receive. A very significant change at the ranch is the grassfed, grass-finished beef labeled as Bently Meats. Due to consumer demand, Bently Meats began offering grass-fed beef to the local community in 2012. Bently Meats harvests about 25 head of cattle every month and offers beef for direct purchase online, out of the ranch office in Minden, at farmers’ markets and to local restaurants. In the process, consumers learn about the beef industry and Bently Ranch operations. ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 66


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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 64 Using valuable technology impacts the ranch’s ability to meet, and sometimes exceed its operational goals, including bull genetics, vaccines and herd management practices. Sire selection has a big impact on improvement of overall herd genetics, and the current trait predictions allow for selection of bulls that fit other cattle herd goals. The technological growth in the pharmaceutical industry has impacted the type and quality of vaccines used, improved herd health and reduced cattle death and sickness. Anthelmintics also aid in treatment of external and internal parasites and herd health. The shared knowledge of better herd Pictured (L to R) are: Todd Radelfinger, CBCIA President Cheryl management best practices in the cattle industry Lafranchi, Matt McKinney and Abbie Nelson. the award was presented has helped Bently Ranch meet its production during the Beef Promotion Luncheon at the 100th annual CCA & CCW and profitability goals as it preconditions calves to Convention in Sparks, Nev. reduce stress, increase gain and meet customer’s selling the twine are then donated to the FFA program in needs. Douglas County. Bentley Ranch is very present within the Chris Bently is driven to incorporate environmentally conscious, sustainable ranching practices into the operation. community, participating with projects such as Ag in the Classroom, 4-H and FFA and the local Junior Livestock The farming operations utilize pivots for their crops to help manage water usage. The ranch provides a community Auction. Congratulations to the Bently Ranch team on this biomass pile which is utilized for ranch compost and the prestigious award! community recycling program. It provides baling twine EDITOR’S NOTE: While the California Beef Cattle and corrugated recycling bins for the community to use, Improvement Associatin has historically given Seedstock & which limits the amount of landfill waste. Bently Ranch Commercial Producers of the Year Awards each annually, is open to the public for biomass recycling and tours. The ranch also has a twine recycling bin. The proceeds from the two awards will be alternated every other year.

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PROGRESSIVE PRODUCER Recognizing Excellence in Young Producers 2016 Carcass of Merit and Gold Seal Program from the 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 CBCIA's Carcass of Merit and Gold Seal Program. For many years, the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (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.

2016 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 accessing the CBCIA website at http://www.calcattlemen.org/cca_affiliates/ carcass_of_merit_program.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, 23 carcass contests were reported in 2016. CBCIA and the California Cattlemen's Association want to recognize and congratulate the following participants:

2016 CBCIA CARCASS OF MERIT AND GOLD SEAL AWARD WINNERS AMADOR COUNTY FAIR
 Carcass Show Manager: Dan Sehnert 
 Carcass of Merit: Joshua Lemos CALAVERAS COUNTY Carcass Show Manager: Laurie Giannini Gold Seal: Wyatt Billman Carcass of Merit: Brendan Mendosa, Codi Spencer, Kelsey Boriolo CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR/SAN LUIS OBISPO CO. FAIR Carcass Show Managers: Mike Hall, Mark Clement Gold Seal: Austin Borden, Bethany Willy, Brock Belmonte, Caitlin Hopkins, Camryn Roth, Jesslyn Blank, Mattie Lindsey 68 California Cattleman January 2017

Carcass of Merit: Amanda Weddle, Ashley Lewis, Britany Willy, Cameron Simpson, Cameron Strobridge, Cammie Tatham, Carly Wheeler, Carson Nauta, Casey Nauta, Corryn LaRue, Daniel Herrera, Errick Hicks, Garret Cooper, Harrison Orradre, Holly Thomas, Isaac Lindsey, Jake Walker, Jenna Lee, John Halverson, Jordin Arthurs, Joseph Teixeira, Kadin Javadi, Katie Taylor, Katrina Vander Horst, Kayla Hurl, Kyle Huseby, Kyle Simonin, Lacey Lewis, Leanna Newby, Leo Kamp, Logan Roth, Louis Lindsey, Mackensie Ramsey, Madison Ramsey, Marino D'Alfonso, Nathan Teixeira, Quinnten Thomas, Sarahi Beltran, Shane Simonin, Shelby Walker, Tabitha Vander Horst, Taylor Miller, Tyler Cassara, Willem Vander Horst, Wyatt Judge CHOWCHILLA/MADERA COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Amanda McKeith Carcass of Merit: Kylar Kahl, Shyann Mattes, Jayden Baker, Makena Galimba, Leighton Dill, Keenan Quintana, Tehya Abrahams EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR 
 Carcass Show Manager: Dan Sehnert
 Carcass of Merit: Kristina Woosley, Megan Lynch, Chloe Koll, Claudia Koll, Jack Koll, Hannah Wilkinson, Hannah Gollnick GOLD COUNTRY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Roger Ingram Carcass of Merit: Aubree Freymond, Courtney Anderson, Morgan Buttram, Keaton Murphey, Levi Baser, Jessenia Del Toro, Wyatt Dombush, Cody Anderson, Mackenzie Murphey, Vincente Martinez INTERMOUNTAIN FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Carcass of Merit: Lyndi Denny, Kellen Gerig, Kyle Hurd, Austin Pritchett, Jose Sanchez, Nicole Taylor, Welsey Woolery, Jr. MADERA COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Blanche Campbell Carcass of Merit: Sydney Sisil, Jessie Hutchings, Riley Barney MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Amanda McKeith Carcass of Merit: Cali Butler MERCED COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Amanda McKeith Carcass of Merit: Ethan Slate, Michaela Clark MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Scott Violini Carcass of Merit: Mackenzie Laporte, Shelby Gourley, Trevor Wright, Landon Laporte, Gracie Mansmith, Hayden Laporte, Sergio Rodriquez, Viviana Rico NEVADA COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Roger Ingram


Gold Seal: Kalie Bisagno Carcass of Merit: Rylee Prechter, Maddie Prechter, Connor Stafford, Beau Baggett, Molly Fowler, Taylor Stafford, Cameron Ramsour, Justin Kilgore, Macey Fowler, Sam Patton PLACER COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Roger Ingram Carcass of Merit: Rex Roseman, Lauren Gage REDWOOD EMPIRE FAIR/UKIAH Carcass Show Managers: Tina Wilson, Danya Hildebrand Gold Seal: Claire Case-Brackett, Julie Brown, Kaiden Britton, Casey Looney, Julie Redfern Carcass of Merit: Joel Slates, Jaden Doak, Garrett Campbell, Gracie Bauer, Wyatt Hobart, Caitlyn Forrester, Haley Whitcomb, Casey Beer, Katie Brown, Jared Donahoo, Ian Seymour, Blair Beeson, Cheyene Mills, Nadia Davila SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FAIR
 Carcass Show Manager: Mark Clement and Mike Hall
 Gold Seal: Alejandro Inigues, Wyatt Pankey, Jimmy Gardner, Corbin Hayes, Michelle Ambriz, Lilly Masopust, Talya Cullum, Kiera VanPatten, Antonio Murilo, Anthony Nunez, Matthew Hamon, Vincent Peinado, Rosalva Diaz, Kaeden Pucci, Jenna Pankey, Brittany Williams, Wyatt Jones, Justin Bradley, Gracen Hayes Carcass of Merit: Grant Solem, Tristan Porterfield, Madison Flick, Ella Pucci, Alex Heidepriem, Alden Carreno, Brynn Grossini, Will Cossa, Jacob Abatti, Connor Hayes, Kelsi Pond, Taylor Jones, Colton Callaway, Bryan San Marcos, Jose Lemus, Madison Cossa, Jacob French, Allen Costin, Brittany Lopez, Kristoffer Camargo, Max Brown, Mason Townes, Abraham Cardona, Julia Martinez, Jasmyn Arroyo, Robert Hobbs, Cheyenne Cordova, Lauren Ritchie, Gunna Thomas, Aaron Nunez

Garrett Perry, Colten Suther, Augustina Urricelqui SISKIYOU GOLDEN FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Carissa Koopmann Rivers Gold Seal: Josh Scala, Jess Jenner, Nathanial Black, Avery Cash, Gavin Custer, Creed Newton, Steve Lampert, Ryan Ortiz, Korie Peacemaker, Cassie Cash Carcass of Merit: Kaycie Tidwell, Chanie Tidwell, Luke Jenner, Kylie Daws, Rivers McTeer, Clayton Stevens, Mikayla Duchi, Olivia Hinton, Jayne Harris, Tara Burrone, Jackson Duchi, Zoe Newton, Lauren Eldenburg, Levi Collier, Hunter Cowley, Payton Charlsworth, Devin Griffin SILVER DOLLAR FAIR Carcass Show Managers: Patrick Doyle, James Richards and Shelley Livingston Gold Seal: Gunner Allen, Amber Avila, Barron Bertagna, Nico Donati Carcass of Merit: Luke Boyes, Cody Dilbeck, Jillian Gabski, Bailey Hatley, Michael Hoskins, Blake Jayne, Makenna Luce, Taylor McNabb, Kory Nichols, Colby Pantaleoni, Kaylee Piatt, Matt Vanella, Jacob Weinzinger

TRINITY COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Carcass of Merit: Colton Brown, Caitlyn Cloud, Hannah Fornaciari, Brian Harper, Gabrielle Patton, Riley Taylor TULELAKE/BUTTE VALLEY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Carissa Koopmann Rivers Gold Seal: Will Schumacher Carcass of Merit: Cory Lyman, Oakley Johnson, Kelsey LitzEricson

SANTA CLARA COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Sheila Barry, Janet Burback, Lee Ann Ray Carcass of Merit: Brady Schmidt, Kennedy Heninger, Brandon Vandercook, Kylee Beltran, Ashley Jordan, Elise Frank, Bekka Kerby, Ashleigh Croce SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Kevin Hurley, Amanda McKeith Gold Seal: Tristan Schmidt Carcass of Merit: Aaron Spotswood, Julianna Figone, Madeline Clarkson SONOMA COUNTY FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Stephanie Larson Gold Seal: Benny Spaletta, Kelsey Martin Carcass of Merit: Dustin Butisbauch, Callie Ivaldi, Jackie Jones, Faith Lee, Benjamin Mikalson, Tucker Pacatte, Sammantha Jones, Caleighn Wilkes SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR Carcass Show Manager: Larry Forero Carcass of Merit: Derek Adams, Adam Blalock, Chase Bunn, Jason Deaver, Ronnie Hannan, Taylor Matson,

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YCC numbers hit record levels at landmark convention As the California Cattlemen’s Association celebrated turning a century old, many young beef cattle enthusiasts wanted to be there for the milestone party. During the 100th annual CCA & CCW Convention, California’s Young Cattlemen’s Committee achieved a milestone of their own by registering a record 150-plus YCC members for the convention. Students from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fresno; California State University, Chico; the University of California, Davis; as well as several two-year schools send representatives to take part in the convention and celebration. Allied Industry’s Council members welcomed the young group with open arms as a special networking opportunity was held in the trade show before the trade show was officially open to give students one-one-one time to learn more about the companies that serve the beef industry. “One thing that allied industry really looks forward to at convention is the opportunity to spend time with YCA members,” said Allied Industry Council Chair Heston Nunes, with Cargill Beef. “As a past YCA member and YCC Chair, I know that I really enjoy the conversations. It’s also beneficial to YCA as some of them may be colleagues in the future.” The CCA & CCW Convention also serves as YCC members the opportunity to engage with other young people across the state who share similar interests. “The camaraderie we see among the different young cattlemen’s groups is exciting, both for them as well as CCA officers, staff and members. It show them how broad the state YCC is and it reminds us how promising the future is for beef production,” said YCC Advisor Malorie Bankhead. Specifically, convention serves as a chance for new YCC leaders to be chosen and for YCC members to recognize their brightest starts and greatest supports. The 2017 YCC officer team is: Chair Rebecca Swanson, Chico State; Vice Chair Steven Pozzi, Fresno State; Secretary Rebecca Barnett, UC Davis; and Publicity Chair Melissa Hardy, Cal Poly Hannah Van Duzer, a student from UC Davis was chosen by her peers as YCC Member of the Year for her participation

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in her local YCA group, her encouragement of YCC activities on the state level and for her committment to the future of the beef industry. YCA chapters throughout the state unanimously agreed that this year’s Supporter of the Year Award should go to cattle feeder Jesse Larios. For several years, Larios has not just been a cheerleader for the beef community, but his upbeat attitute towards California’s young producers is nothing less than inspiring. CCA would like to congratulate each of these award winners and extend a sincere thank you to the young people who are learning about the beef industry and are dedicated to its future.

Hannah VanDuzer accepts the YCC Member of the Year Award from CCA’s Malorie Bankhead.

YCC Supporter of the Year Jesse Larios receiving his award from the 2016 YCC officer team.


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CAA Outgoing President Brad Worthington presents a $750 check to 2016 CAA Reward Yourself winner Taylor Cardoza, O’Neals, Calif.

Thank You CJAA Advisor and Show Coordinator Amanda Leo and CAA Director Susan Levisay working with CJAA juniors on show day.

2016 CAA Hall of Fame Inductee Doug Worthington (center) of Vintage Angus Ranch, Modesto, Calif., with CAA Outgoing President Brad Worthington and CAA Incoming Vice President Bill Traylor.

to all those who contributed to the success of

California Angus Days December 3-4

Champion Owned Female – HAVE Stylish Georgina 1501 – owned and exhibited by Rex Roseman, Loomis, Calif.

turlock, california Mason, Angie and Jon Tarr assisted with the California Junior Angus Association pre-sale lunch.

sale committee, sale consignors & buyers silent, Live & Dessert auction donors & buyers calcutta buyers

Social sponsors Craig and J.J. Reinhardt of Bar R Angus with CAA member Jim Traynham.

social sponsors & annual meeting attendees

Reserve Champion Owned Female – Silveiras Erica Diana 5316 – owned and exhibited by Brandon Pacheco, Paso Robles, Calif.

Decorating committee angus bucks donors CJAA show & awards committee, exhibitors & judge brian barragree CAA officers & directors

Showmanship division winners with show judge Brian Barragree (L to R): Lane Toledo, Georgia Cozzitorto, Mason Tarr and Rex Roseman.

CJAA Officers & Advisor 2016 association sponsors

Calcutta Champion – LCC Jamie 605 – purchased by Alec Bailey, shown by Dawson Dal Porto, and consigned by Lax Cattle Co.

Congratulations 2017 caa Officers & Directors President .............................susan henderson-perry vice presidenT .................bill traylor secretary ...........................J.j. reinhardt treasurer............................betsy cardoza past president.................Brad Worthington National director ......David Dal Porto

california angus association Directors Term 2015-2017 Darrell Hansen Matt Avila Ric Schultz Susan Levisay

Term 2016-2018

Term 2017-2019

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Cattlemen’s Report

Dave Daley, Oroville, incoming president of the California Cattlemen’s Association was honored on Dec. 3, by the Western Nugget National and American Hereford Association for his commitment to the beef industry, as both as a rancher and academia. WESTERN NUGGET NATIONAL HEREFORD SALE DECEMBER 3, 2016 J.A. NUGGET SHOWROOM, SPARKS, NEV.

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1 Bull..............................................................................................$7,250 11 Females.....................................................................................$6,587 1 Flush..........................................................................................$11,500 9 Embryos.........................................................................................$592 ANGUS DAYS

DECEMBER 3, 2016 STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, TURLOCK Col. Jake Parnell Sale Manager: California Angus Association

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Advertisers’ Index All West/Select Sires.................................................. 57 Amador Angus.......................................................... 72 American Angus Association.................................. 15 American Hereford Association.............................. 74 Andreini & Co........................................................... 50 Baker Angus............................................................... 14 Bar 6 Charolais........................................................... 11 Bar KD Ranch............................................................ 42 Bar R Angus............................................................... 72 BMW Angus.............................................................. 72 Bovine Elite, LLC....................................................... 77 Broken Arrow Angus................................................ 72 Broken Box Ranch............................................... 36, 76 Buchanan Angus Ranch..................................... 27, 72 Byrd Cattle Co............................................................ 72 California Angus Association.................................. 71 California Custom..................................................... 76 California Wagyu Breeders, Inc............................... 76 Cattlemen’s Connection Bull Sale........................... 65 Charron Ranch.................................................... 37, 72 Cherry Glen Beefmasters......................................... 74 Chico State College of Agriculture.......................... 75 Colyer Hereford & Angus........................................ 61 Conlan Ranches California...................................... 76 Conlin Supply............................................................ 14 Corsair Angus Ranch................................................ 72 Cowman’s Kind.......................................................... 11 CX Ranch................................................................... 38 Dal Porto Livestock................................................... 73 Diamond Back Ranch............................................... 76 Donati Ranch............................................................. 72 Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc....................................... 76 Five Star Land Company.......................................... 76

Freitas Rangeland Improvements............................ 30 Fresno State Agricultural Foundation.................... 75 Furtado Angus........................................................... 73 Furtado Livestock Enterprises................................. 77 Golden State Stockdogs............................................ 38 Gonsalves Ranch....................................................... 73 Harrell Herefords....................................................... 63 HAVE Angus........................................................ 35, 72 Hoffman Ranch......................................................... 25 Hone Ranch................................................................ 74 Hudson Pines/Hayes Ranch..................................... 39 Hufford’s Herefords................................................... 75 J-H Feed, Inc.............................................................. 76 J/V Angus................................................................... 73 JBB/AL Herefords...................................................... 65 Kessler Angus............................................................. 23 Klamath Bull & Select Ranch Horse Sale............... 13 Lambert Ranch.................................................... 43, 74 Lander Veterinary Clinic.......................................... 77 Little Shasta Ranch.............................................. 35, 75 Lorenzen Ranches..................................................... 55 Ludvigson Farms..................................................... 7, 8 McPhee Red Angus................................................... 75 Morrell Ranches......................................................... 36 Noahs Angus Ranch............................................ 57, 73 Norbrook.................................................................... 57 O’Connell Ranch....................................................... 73 ORIgen........................................................................77 Orvis Cattle Company.............................................. 75 Pacific Trace Minerals............................................... 76 Pitchfork Cattle Co.................................................... 75 Quail Valley Ranch.............................................. 29, 42 Ray-Mar Ranches...................................................... 73

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Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale..................32, 33, 34 Riverbend Ranches.................................................... 79 Romans Ranches....................................................... 67 Sammis Ranch..................................................... 36, 73 San Juan Ranch.......................................................... 74 Schafer Ranch............................................................ 73 Schohr Herefords....................................................... 75 Shaw Cattle Company............................................... 17 Sierra Ranches............................................................ 75 Silveira Bros................................................................ 74 Silveus Rangeland Insurance................................... 66 Skinner Livestock Transportation........................... 76 Snyder Livestock........................................................ 51 Sonoma Mountain Herefords.................................. 75 Southwest Fence........................................................ 76 Spanish Ranch............................................................ 74 Spencer Cattle Co...................................................... 36 Spring Cove Ranch.................................................... 65 Sunbright Angus........................................................ 38 Tehama Angus Ranch............................................... 74 Teixeira Cattle Co................................................ 31, 72 Thomas Angus Ranch............................................... 63 Universal Semen Sales.............................................. 77 VAL Charolais...................................................... 40, 41 Veterinary Services, Inc............................................ 76 VF Red Angus...................................................... 49, 75 Vintage Angus Ranch......................................... 80, 74 Ward Ranches.............................................................. 9 Western Fence & Construction, Inc........................ 76 Western Video Market.......................................... 3, 42 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend........... 2 World Ag Expro......................................................... 56 Wulff Brothers Livestock.......................................... 73


Genetic Edge Bull Sale

Please Join us at the ranch near Idaho Falls, Idaho Saturday RIVERBEND PEERLESS C1164

March 11, 2017 RIVERBEND RAMPAGE C1541

18401542

18230064 Birthdate: 7/25/2015

Sire: Riverbend Peerless 0016 • Dam: Riverbend Blackcap T099 MGS: Leachman Right Time

RIVERBEND TEN X A029

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Sire: Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36 • Dam: SJH Consensus of 9360 2701 MGS: Connealy Consensus 7229

RIVERBEND NO LIMIT C1450

+18349415 Birthdate: 9/10/2015

Sire: AAR Ten X 7008 SA • Dam: Ankony Miss Primrose 2424D MGS: Emulation 31

RIVERBEND RESERVE C1049

18230141 Birthdate: 8/22/2015

Sire: PA No Limit 3736 • Dam: Riverbend Everelda Z1213 MGS: Connealy Impression

RIVERBEND TOP GAME C1230

18235275 Birthdate: 7/8/2015

Sire: VAR Reserve 1111 • Dam: Riverbend Blackcap A1323 MGS: Riverbend SF Montana 104

18233565 Birthdate: 7/24/2015

Sire: Sitz Top Game 561X • Dam: Riverbend Blackcap X237 MGS: OCC Emblazon 854E

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VAR DISCOVERY 2240

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT GENERATION OF MULTI-TRAIT EXCELLENCE

VAR DISCOVERY 2240 - With over 2,300 head of progeny turned in, VAR Discovery

moves on to the list of top 25 Angus sires in registrations, ranking number 12 in 2016. He is also joined on that list by VAR Reserve 1111 and VAR Generation 2100.

VINTAGE BLACKCAP 4408

Feature of the Express sale - Vintage Blackcap 4408, the $200,000 valued Discovery daughter, in the 2016 sale at Express Ranches in Oklahoma.

MGR TREASURE 5017

Feature of the Rutherford sale - MGR Treasure, the $185,000 Discovery son that topped the 2016 bull sale at Rutherford in Texas.

CRAZY RITA 5004

44 RUBY 4399

Feature of the 44 sale - 44 Ruby 4399, the $410,000 valued Discovery daughter, in the 2015 sale at 44 Farms in Texas.

VINTAGE RITA 5490

EPD

TRAIT

+5 +.9 +77 +144 +.36 +2.04 +34 +52 +1.08 +.42 +34.02 +122.54 +46.32 +43.87 +160.96

CED BW WW YW RADG SC Milk CW Marb RE $W $F $G $QB $B

BREED RANK

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

VAR DISCOVERY 2240 AAA REG: 17262835 SIRE: AAA TEN X 7008 SA MGSL SITZ UPWARD 307R

VINTAGE RITA 5063

Feature of the Vintage sale - Vintage Rita 5063, the $400,000 valued Discovery daughter, in the 2015 sale at Vintage.

VAR LEGEND 5019

Feature of the Vintage sale - Vintage Rita 5490, the $290,000 valued Discovery daughter, in the 2016 sale at Vintage.

Feature of the Vintage bull sale - VAR Legend 5019, the featured Lot 1 bull and Discovery son, from the 2016 VAR Bull Sale.

EXAR BLACKBIRD 6726

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Feature of the Crazy K Sale - Crazy K Rita 5004, Feature of the Express sale - EXAR Blackbird the $310,000 valued Discovery daughter, in the 802016 California January 2017 6726, the $155,000 daughter of Discovery, in the Crazy K Sale inCattleman Tennessee. 2016 sale at Express in Oklahoma.

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