Angus Angles Summer 2021

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NY-ANGUS.COM | New York Angus Association OFFICERS

President | Ric Coombe Vice President | Andrew King Grahamsville, NY Cobleskill, NY 914-799-1091 518-852-1587 Secretary | Sara Fessner Bloomfield, NY 585-752-1213

Treasurer | Jerry Emerich Mooers, NY 518-593-0212

American Angus Association Regional Manager | Reese Tuckwiller Christianburg, VA 308-360-3048


2022 | Brian Acomb Tim Pallokat Jon Van Derwerken

2023 | Jeff Barber Skip Lear Steve Loetterle

2024 | Robert Groom Chad Hazekamp John Iovieno

Upcoming Events Entry Deadline - NY State Fair Angus ROV Show August 6, 2021 | - online only

NYBPA Fall Beef Field Days September 24-26, 2021 | Seneca Falls, NY

Cow Power Sale August 21, 2021 | Linwood, NY

Tullyfergus Angus Feeder Calf Sale September 25, 2021

Angus Hill Sale August 28, 2021 | Randolph, NY

Advertising Deadline Fall 2021 Angus Angles October 15, 2021

Junior Angus Show - NY State Fair August 29, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

American Angus Association National Convention November 6-8, 2021 | Fort Worth, TX

Angus ROV Show - NY State Fair August 30, 2021 | Syracuse, NY Trowbridge Farms Family Affair Female Sale September 18, 2021 | Ghent, NY



New York Angus Association | President’s Message Summer 2021 Well it’s hard to believe that the summer is winding down, but we should all be thankful that some sense of normalcy has returned. We would like to offer a big thank you to the Tommell‘s for hosting a very successful and enjoyable Angus meeting back in May. The board will be considering this format going forward. If you are interested in hosting the 2022 meeting, please reach out to us. I would like to thank JoAnne King for her service and look forward to working with our new officers: Andrew King vice president, Jerry Emerich treasurer, Sarah Fessner secretary. August is always busy, but sales are happening and the New York State Fair is hosting its annual National Angus Association Roll of Victory Show. Try and get out to see some of best Angus the state has to offer. If you are in the market for some new females, the late summer/fall sales offer opportunities. Hopefully breeding season has gone well for producers. We need to remember we can control management decisions, not the weather! Pregnancy checks and vaccinations are two big ones for cow/calf producers. Don’t forget to schedule a pregnancy check; open cows do not pay the bills! Deciding to cull one open cow will often pay the pregnancy check bill in feed savings alone. While the weather has been challenging in many ways we should be thankful that we are not experiencing the drought that the western United States is facing. We love to hear from our members so feel free to email us at Hope to see you in person soon.

Ric Coombe President


Please return membership information to: NYAA 6899 Gauss Rd Bloomfield, NY 14469


New York Angus Association | Classifieds 3 EMBRYOS FOR SALE Sired by Basin Payweight 1682 (17038724). Dam is Visions Denver Pride 421 (18076686). Contact John Iovieno, Cheer-Up Farm. 860-395-4833. email,


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NYAA Annual Meeting & Field Day | Jerry Emerich

NYAA Annual Meeting and Field Day May 16th, 2021, MMT Cattle Company, Fonda, NY A beautiful sunny day greeted thirty plus Angus enthusiasts for the annual meeting postponed from the Spring along with a field day graciously hosted by the Tommell family. The annual business meeting was held around a delicious BBQ lunch hosted in part compliments of NYAA. President Ric Coombe opened the business meeting thanking retiring Secretary/Treasurer Jeanetta Laudermilk and Vice President JoAnne King for their dedicated service over the past few years. Nicole Tommell stepped in as recording secretary for day until elections were held. Jerry Emerich, acting Treasurer gave an updated report showing an account balance of $25,910.70 currently in the treasury. There was still some money due for the 2020-21 NYAA membership directory. He also reported our non-profit tax filing with IRS had been completed for the 2020 fiscal year. Ric presented a balanced budget for NYAA in 2021, which was approved. Ric further discussed the state of the membership directory. It had been delayed due to complications at the printer. It has now been mailed to all members. There was much debate centered around two subjects near and dear to members of NYAA. First was the status of the 2021 NYSF ROV show. At the time of the meeting, it was announced there may be no livestock shows at the NY State Fair again this year. This would put the Roll of Victory (ROV) sponsored by the American Angus Association in jeopardy of happening in 2021. Alternative plans were discussed. (As of this writing, July 20th the livestock shows are back 6

on at NYSF so the ROV show will be held during the state fair). The second subject involved discussion of the NYAA state sale. The issue with attempting to hold a sale in the fall of 2021 is that it would compete with at least four member sponsored sales already scheduled. Thus, it was decided to wait until the spring of 2022 to once again host a state sale with an invitation extended to NY Red Angus to participate along with holding the annual meeting in conjunction to make it a truly New York Angus weekend. Empire Farms Days will be held August 3rd – 5th at Palladino Farms, Pompey, NY. NYAA will participate along with the other state breed associations in sponsoring a live cattle and education exhibit. Anna King updated the group on Junior activities. They held their annual meeting in March with the following officers elected: Anna King, President; Adeline Tommell, Vice President; Daisy Trowbridge, Secretary; Evie Groom, Treasurer along with Taylor and Talia Pallokat as club reporters. This summer, three Junior families will be heading to Grand Island, Nebraska for the National Junior Angus show, July 10th – 17th. Anna will be running for the National Junior Angus Board. The group wished her the best of luck! Anna also attended the “Raising the Bar” Youth leadership conference in Tennessee this past spring and will be attending the AAA Junior “LEAD” conference in Indiana in August. Nominating committee members JoAnne King and Skip Lear presented the slate of officers along with three open board of director positions to be voted on for the coming year. President: Ric Coombe Vice President: Andrew King Secretary: Sara Fessner Treasurer: Jerry Emerich

Directors: Robert Groom, John Iovieno and Chad Hazekamp It was moved and seconded to cast one ballot to elect the slate as presented. Motion carried. Seeing no further business to come forward, the meeting was adjourned. Afterwards, many in the crowd stayed for a guided tour by Marc and Nicole Tommell of their large dairy steer growing facility along with their high, quality Angus herd.






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Angus Milestone Reached | American Angus Association Angus members achieve 1 million genotypes For Immediate Release July 26, 2021 Angus members’ efforts make Angus Genetics Inc. milestone possible. Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), a subsidiary of the American Angus Association®, has reached their 1 millionth mark in Angus genotypes. This was a monumental accomplishment for the Angus breed, says Kelli Retallick-Riley, president of AGI. “It has taken just a little over a decade for Angus breeders to reach this impressive milestone,” said Retallick-Riley. “This is a testament to the pioneer mindset Angus breeders have always hung their hats on. The early adoption of genomic technology has led Angus to this point and will lend to future tools designed specifically for users of registered Angus genetics.” AGI began including genomics in the genetic evaluation in 2010 with the idea of using this technology to enhance accuracy, evaluate for traits at earlier ages and predict difficult-to-measure traits for Angus

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A daughter of the well known Connealy Black Granite; an $80,000 feature at Connealy’s Spring Bull Sale in 2012. His daughters are jet black and have mellow dispositions. Her 3rd Dam is H A Rito Lady 4167; a well known donor cow for Hinman Angus in MT. She is known to make many powerhouse offspring including her son; H A Power Alliance 1025.

A daughter of Colemans Charlo 0256 and well known for her superior fleshing ability with excellent udder quality. She stems back to Summitcrest Farms in OH. Her maternal side is known for breeding strong maternal cattle with a high focus on feed efficiency, making their cattle able to maintain great body condition in poor grazing conditions.


Angus Milestone Reached | American Angus Association breeders. In addition to its large genotype database, the American Angus Association is home to the largest beef cattle breed phenotype database in the world. With that knowledge, the pace of adoption of genomic technology has increased. In the first four years of collecting genomic samples, AGI hit their first milestone of collecting 100,000 genotypes. In 2018, AGI had another breakthrough of accumulating half a million genotypes. While it took eight years to collect the first 500,000 genotypes, it only took three years to collect the next half of a million. Currently, around 3,000 genotypes enter the evaluation each week. As for the future of genomic testing at AGI, the company has hopes it can continue to make significant advancements to further enhance the beef cattle industry economically. With this amount of data in hand, AGI is looking at ways to leverage this database to create novel solutions to real-world problems. Retallick-Riley says, Angus producers should be excited about what the future holds. “The value of genomics is here,” said Retallick-Riley. “While we continue to optimize these solutions to ensure accurate genetic tools, I have no doubt that the next ten years with genomics will only continue to drive genetic progress and profitability for our independently owned farming and ranching families.” To learn more: — Written by Riley Reep, Angus Communications ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers. For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit For more information contact: Holly Martin, director of communications 816-383-5143 14




Beef Expo Weekend DON’T ON MISS OUT N THE FU

Sept 24-25th, 2021


Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 24th (4pm-9pm) Hot dogs/hamburgers, friends, socializing, and games for the adults and juniors!

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2973 S Senec tate Route 4 aF 14 (old Em alls, NY 1 3 pire Fa 1 48 rms s ite)

Saturday, Sept. 25th (9am- 5pm) We have an awesome line-up of speakers and demos to keep the whole family busy! Lunch at noon (at attendee’s expense). Multiple presentations going on at the same time - you pick which topic interests you! Speakers for the juniors too. Detailed schedule to follow...

Demos and presentations include: NYCAMH- Tractor and Farm Safety Demo (incl. simulation of PTO accident) NCBA - update on current policy and senate hearings Farm Credit East - Triste Petersen, Livestock Revenue Protection Program Ben Weikert - SUNY Cobleskill, Cattle Judging and Reasons, Ag Careers Select Sires - Jeff Hostetter BQA Chute-Side Training BQA-Transportation Refresher Course Steve Olson - retail meat cuts and freezer beef sales Hands-on drawing blood and building a fence corner Other Speakers featuring Fitting and Grooming, Nutrition, winter hay feeding, vaccination and herd management programs, parliamentary procedure, health papers, farm financials/record keeping, and more

**RSVP by Sept. 8th**

by contacting Amanda Dackowsky 716-432-9871 email or by using the Google docs link ALL ARE WELCOME!

• Camping available (self-contained units only) • Hotel rooms reserved at Microtel Inn & Suites under NY Beef Producers’ Association call - 315-539-8438

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