November 2019 Missouri Hereford News Issue

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Association Prosperity reflecting on Field Day

Inside this issue

Christmas Buying Guide Missouri Hereford Field Day in Review SEMO Show Results Synchronization and Artificial Insemination Abramovitz Family Focuses on Kids and Cows

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019


Selling 65 Lots

Hosted by Roth Hereford Farm • Windsor, Mo. 8 miles northwest on Hwy. 2, then 1 mile south on Hwy. J

Featuring the very best. Over 200 years of breeding Hereford cattle represented in this sale. RHF 88X FAITHFUL 4017B ET

P43491834 A splendid daughter of the popular NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X out of a DOD daughter of PW Victor Boomer P606 out of FCF Delivery Queen. Sells with a herd sire prospect by NJW 135U 10Y Hometown 27A. Bred to NJW 73S W18 Homegrown 8Y.


P43692565 RF Z311 MS ENCORE 82D A beautiful daughter of KCF Bennett Encore Z311. She sells with a heifer calf sired by a son of MPH Z3 Box Top C16. Excellent EPDs.

2.6 44 66 31 53


2.6 69 115 25 60


4.0 54 85 21 48


4.3 52 83 25 51


1.4 42 64 29 50


P44057753 A great herd sire prospect by NJW 135U 10Y Hometown 27A. Thick and deep with great EPDs.


2.1 55 83 30 58

P43590446 CSR 63S MS MATERNAL 86C A dark red, pigmented, outstanding daughter of our 63A bull. Her dam is by Boyd Masterpiece. She sells with an excellent heifer calf at side by MPH 10H Splash B12. Bred to NJW 76S 27A Long Range 203D

RHF 652D ANNIE OAKLEY 9008G P44057747

A superb daughter of the popular CHEZ Dante 652D ET. Her dam is pictured below. A heifer with tremendous potential.


P43413788 RF 156T MS MATERNAL 75A An own daughter of CMR GVP Mr Maternal 156T. This is a top producing cow. Freckle faced, excellent udder, never misses. Sells with a heifer calf by MPH 10H Splash B12. Bred to EFBEEF U208 Sure Bet Z002.

1.5 58 87 25 53

RHF 3099A MISS ANNIE 6045D P43691253

A top three year old. She is the dam of 9008G pictured above. Bred to C&L RR KJ 364C Jalapeno 973E.


P43648530 PRF 88X CHARLOTTE 312 504C ET An excellent daughter of NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X. Certainly a female that is difficult to sell. She has a herd bull prospect at side by R Leader 6964. Bred to NJW 135U 10Y Hometown 27A. .

3.7 52 80 28 54

Sale Managed by: Jim and Linda Reed • P.O. Box 126 • Green Ridge, MO 65332 660-527-3507 • Cell 417-860-3102 •

Steinbeck Farms 2322 Drake School Rd. Herman, MO 65041 573-680-0954


Jim and Linda Reed P.O. Box 126 • Green Ridge, MO 65332 660-527-3507 • Fax 660-527-3379 •


Dale Stith, Auctioneer

See catalog at Ed and Carol Roth 1146 NE Hwy. J, Windsor, MO 65360 660-694-2569 • 660-351-4127 cell Eddie, Mary, Lane and Levi 660-351-4126

PhilliPs-RenneR FaRm Richmond, MO 816-878-7305


Words from the


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we will blink our eyes and Christmas will be here! As we reflect on 2019, we hope the year has brought your farm much prosperity. The Missouri Hereford Association just concluded their second largest event of the year – the Field Days. District 5 graciously hosted membership and Hereford enthusiasts on September 6-7. The turnout was strong and all who attended most likely found it to be packed full of fellowship amongst each other, a great viewing of Hereford cattle and expansion of industry knowledge from experts in their fields. Isn’t it just the best to learn what others are doing in their operation? There’s always something to be learned when exchanging information with peers!

The Missouri Hereford Weekend is coming up on December 7-8 in Sedalia, Missouri. We hope you

can join us!

It seemed only fitting to highlight the Abramovitz family in this issue with their giving hearts and recent hosting of such a fun evening at the conclusion of the Field Days in Columbia, Missouri. AbraKadabra has supported our youth so much over the years because of their strong belief in youth and youth programs. Learn more about this family and their operation goals within this issue. Dr. Cliff Lamb is an expert in his field of reproductive physiology at the University of Texas A&M. His programs have received more than $10 million in grant funds or gifts. He has published 97 refereed journal articles, along with more than 510 extension and research reports. Estrus Synchronization and Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination are explained in depth by Dr. Lamb. The Missouri “Hereford Weekend,” as your President Amy Phillips refers to it as, is a short month away. Be sure to book your rooms in Sedalia right now, and join the state’s events on December 7-8. Events are included for all ages, and you surely won’t want to miss the annual meeting and banquet as well as the Missouri Opportunity Sale. Christmas seems to come faster every year. Young or old, female or male, we’ve put together a fun buying guide that includes ideas for everyone on your list! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your advertising, readership and contribution support of the Missouri Hereford News! We hope this publication is something you are proud of to represent our state.

– The Editors, Rural Route Cassie Dorran, editor


Jocelyn Washam, editor

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Contents Nov 2019 IN THIS


4 | Words from the Editors

4 | Publication Dates & Advertising Rates

5 | Missouri Hereford Association Officers 8 | State Association Update

12 | Women Association Update 12 | The Ranch Kitchen Recipe

14 - 15 | Junior Association Update 15 | Missouri Hereford News 2020

18-19 Missouri Hereford Field Day Focuses on networking, cattle and learning experiences

30-32 Focus on Kids and Cows Abramovitz family of AbraKadabra Cattle Co. has two things in mind – family and quality cattle.

26, 28 Estrus Synchronization and 18-19

24 | Southeast Missouri District Fair Show Results 28 | Sale Results

29, 36 | Around the Barn Membership Update 36 | Industry & Association Calendar of Events 36 | Life is Simple

Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination

Dr. Cliff Lamb of Texas A&M University Explains

16 | Christmas Buying Guide

42 | Advertising Index


Missouri Hereford Association Officers and Directors President Vice President Secretary/ Treasurer Directors

Cover photo Š Rural Route Creations

Amy Phillips Richmond

Travis McConnaughy Wasola

District 1

Matt Reynolds


District 8 To download a Missouri Hereford

Brian Littleton


District 2

Mary Beth Ray


District 3

Eddie Roth


District 4

Mark Abramovitz


Rick Steinbeck


Hereford Association District 5 Missouri Matt Reynolds,

Justin Sissel


District 6 Secretary/Treasurer 1071 C.R. 1231

Darrell Aufdenberg


District 9

Association membership application and to view most current events, applications and announcements, visit the Missouri Hereford Association website at

Huntsville, Missouri 65249

District 7 660-676-3788



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and enjoyed a presentation of their operation from manager, Jennifer Russell, followed by cattle viewing. Fellow Hereford Breeders, From there we went to Day’s Family Farm at Pilot Grove, Missouri, where I hope this issue finds you they served lunch sponsored by with plenty of forage and MFA. Larry discussed their goals feedstuffs stored away for for the future and showed us some winter. I trust everyone of their stock. The next stop was had plenty of grass for at Esser Farms at Blackwater, Amy Phillips fall grazing this year. Missouri, where we viewed some MHA President of their nice line one cattle. The If you didn’t get out tour concluded at AbraKadabra Cattle this summer to some of the various Hereford Company in Columbia, Missouri, where events, then you missed out! The Junior they had their sale cattle, donors, upcoming National Hereford Expo was in July where females, and bull prospects on display. The the Missouri Juniors represented our state evening was filled with great entertainment, very well. Forty-nine of our juniors exhibited food and friendship. I commend all of these 81 head of cattle and competed in many breeders on their hard work in making this contests. The Ozark Empire Fair and MO year’s field day a tremendous event. Thank State Fair were in August and the SEMO Fair you all so much! was in September. Something new that you will want to be The Missouri Hereford Association (MHA) sure to check out is a Classified Ads section Field Day was September 6 and 7, held in on the MHA website. From inquiries and District 5. This was a fantastic event and was suggestions to the board, in an effort to aid well attended. The weather was splendid, small breeders in marketing their cattle, the and I believe everyone had a great time. The board approved this addition. Breeders will weekend started off with a productive board be able to place classified ads for cattle, meeting Friday evening at Mark and Terry frozen genetics, and equipment on the Abramovitz’s. Saturday morning kicked off website at Contact bright and early at Circle F Polled Herefords Jocelyn Washam at Rural Route Creations for in Jefferson City, Missouri, with breakfast, more information or view our website. cattle viewing and presentations. Cole Fischer discussed his program and Joe Brown As this issue gets to you, we will be deep presented on MultiMin 90. We then moved into the fall sale season. The Missouri over to Mead Farms at Barnett, Missouri, sales started off with Butler’s Maternal


State Association Update / Advertisement | Nov 2019

Excellence and AbraKadabra’s Online sales in September. October was super busy with Journagan/MSU production sale, Thompson’s Elite Online Sale, Bonebrake and Guests, Kaczmarek’s Retirement Sale, Reynolds Hereford Sale, Ladies of the Royal, and Mead Farms Bull Sale. I hope all of these breeders enjoyed success. Sales in November include the Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic and College of the Ozarks/Central MO Polled Hereford Association joint production sale. Remember to get out there and support your fellow breeders. Our next big event is “Hereford Weekend,” December 7 and 8 in Sedalia, Missouri. Our annual meeting and banquet will be held Saturday evening at the state fairgrounds in the youth building. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. followed by the awards banquet. Don’t forget about the silent auction, starting Saturday evening and concluding on Sunday, which benefits our juniors, scholarships, steer show, etc. The Missouri Opportunity Sale will be held on Sunday and starts at noon. Come on down for a weekend full of Hereford camaraderie and fun. Don’t forget to reserve your rooms early as it can be hard to get rooms in Sedalia that weekend. I anticipate seeing all of you at sales, events, and on “Hereford Weekend.” If anyone has any suggestions for improvements, please contact me or any of your board members; we’re here to help. Thank you and God Bless!

Amy Phillips, MHA President, 816-878-7305





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Women Association

Update The Hereford Women of Missouri will be hosting a social hour prior to the Missouri Hereford Association Meeting and Banquet. This will be held on December 7, 2019, at the James Taylor Youth Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds starting at 4 p.m. We will be posting on the Hereford Women Facebook page what members will be donating for this event. We are also asking for members to donate items for the silent auction held on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Also, if anyone would like to donate items for the live auction held after the banquet, December 7, they would be greatly appreciated. The Hereford women will be doing a cookbook fundraiser next year. We had a problem with the printer in the past, and are energetic to try this again. We would like for members to resubmit the recipes, so we can get the cookbook published. So we can get this project completed in a timely fashion, we are requesting all women bring several of their favorite recipes to the Hereford weekend in Sedalia. Blank recipe cards will be available during the banquet on Saturday to fill out if you have your favorite dishes memo-


rized. Cards will also be available again on Sunday to complete. Recipe cards will be collected by Tonya Bagnell. If you cannot be in attendance during the banquet or sale, please contact Tonya and she will mail you some cards to fill out and return to her by Jan 15, or, typed submissions are gladly accepted by emailing We hope to have these available for sale at the Missouri Cattleman’s Cattle Show in June. We are always looking for new members to join our organization. Some of the things we support include the Missouri Hereford Queen, a $250 scholarship award annually, junior showmanship sponsorship at the Missouri State Fair, a social prior to the annual state Hereford banquet and meeting, and table decorations for the tables at the banquet. If you are interested in joining, please send your dues to Marijane Miller at 20500 Sioux Drive, Lebanon, Missouri 65536. Dues are $15 per year. Please watch our Facebook page to keep up with all our activities during the year.

Tonya Bagnell, Hereford Women of Missouri Secretary

Women Association Update | Nov 2019

Hereford Women of Missouri Officers President – Katherine Fuller 816-547-1545

Vice President – April Miller 816-305-7490 Secretary – Tonya Bagnell 660-631-2109

Treasurer – Marijane Miller 317-341-3846

Mail $15 Hereford Women of Missouri dues to 20500 Sioux Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536 Queen Co-chairs – Shelby Bagnell 660-630-3361 Anna Roth 573-579-7424


Missouri Junior Hereford Association Officers

Junior Association


Happy fall everyone! I hope all of our junior members have settled back into the groove of school and are excelling in their course work! The Missouri Hereford Field Day was held September 6-7 and was a great success! Thank you to all the breeders and volunteers who helped make this happen again this year! There are some important dates and events coming up just around the corner. The deadline to apply for the Missouri Hereford Queen is due November 1 and can be found under the women’s tab at moherefords. org. The association’s annual banquet will be held December 7 at 5 p.m. beginning with the annual membership meeting. As usual, the Missouri Opportunity Sale will be that following day, Sunday December 8 starting at noon. The junior association will hold their December meeting at 9 a.m. before the sale. During this meeting we will be signing up for contests for the Junior National Hereford Expo next July, so be thinking about what you want to participate in! Safe travels to all who are attending in December, and I hope to see you there!

Haleigh Ferguson, Missouri Junior Hereford Association Reporter

President – Rachael Bagnell Vice President – Jacob Toombs Secretary – Isaac Rhode Treasurer – Taylor Miller Mail $15 Missouri Junior Hereford Association dues to 20500 Sioux Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536 Reporter – Haleigh Ferguson Fundraising Chair – Aiden Kleinman Directors – Conner Bolch, Phillip Mueller, Will Hendricks Advisors – Jeff & Susan Rhode 7765 NW Hwy NN, Stewartsville, MO 64490 816-261-4819 Jeff Cell or 816-261-4821 Susan Cell

Brad & Shannon Mueller 2045 PCR 520, Perryville, MO 63775 573-517-2999 •

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Junior Association Update / Advertisement | Nov 2019

Missouri Hereford News At the banquet in December, prime pages of the MHN including the inside front cover, page 1, center spread left, center spread right, inside back cover and back cover will be auctioned off. The highest bidder will then invest this premium plus the contracted 4-issue full page price for the year. All other advertisement pages are placed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 2020 Missouri Hereford News (MHN) Media Guide will be released December 7 in Sedalia, Mo., at the Missouri Hereford Association (MHA) annual meeting and banquet. Watch your email for the media guide to be posted to the Missouri Hereford Association (MHA) website also. The guide will contain the publication schedule, advertising rates and ad sizes. January 20 is the deadline to receive the contracted 4-issue rate for the new year as well as the date to book ad space for the March 2020 issue. Take advantage of the contract discounts by booking early!

March 2020 Upcoming Deadlines January 20 - contracted 4-issue rate & ad material submission deadline January 25 - Camera-ready ad submission deadline

In 2019, close to 100 advertisers chose the publication as a marketing venue and an 200 extra copies have been printed for each issue allowing copies of the MHN to be handed out at numerous Missouri events and national Hereford sales and shows. The dispersal of these extra copies has increased the readership and visibility on a national level. If you have a location in mind in your area to further help place the publication, please let the editors know, and extra copies will be shared. To help make the Missouri Hereford News as informative as possible and highlight our members, we welcome all results, events, and membership news submissions to the editors for inclusion in the publication!

Top 10 Reasons to Join us in Sedalia Dec. 7-8

3. The MJHA will announce winners of the outstanding member awards at the annual banquet on Saturday night.

8. Junior members will gain valuable sales and customer service skills working the MJHA concession stand.

With school in full swing and the holidays approaching fast, we know it’s hard to find time in your family’s busy schedule to attend the Missouri Hereford events set for December 7-8 in Sedalia. Here’s a list of 10 reasons why you should drop everything and spend the weekend with us in Sedalia:

4. The Missouri Opportunity sale has a great offering this year—take one home to add to your herd.

9. The new Missouri Hereford Queen and annual scholarship winners will be announced at the annual banquet.

5. We will begin sign-ups for 2020 Junior National Hereford Expo contests, including team sales, team fitting, illustrated speech, Hereford bowl and cook-off.

10. All of your friends are going to be there!

1. You don’t want to miss the Missouri Junior Hereford Association (MJHA) meeting on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the sale arena. 2. We need MJHA families to donate cans of soda, bottles of water and individually packaged desserts for the concession stand.

6. Start—or maybe finish—your holiday shopping at the silent auction. 7. The MJHA is selling a donation heifer in the sale—bid early and bid often to support our organization. Junior Association Update / MHN | Nov 2019

We hope juniors and their family can take part in this fun and festive Missouri Hereford weekend. Watch the MJHA Facebook page for updates and reminders as we get closer to the event.

Jeff and Susan Rhode,

Missouri Junior Hereford Association Advisors


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Missouri Hereford Field Day

District 5 I Sept. 6-7, 2019

2019 Missouri Hereford Field Day Hereford breeders gathered in Central Missouri for the District 5 Missouri Hereford Field Day, September 6-7, 2019. Missouri Hereford Board Member Mark Abramovitz along with the committee organized a great weekend! The field day festivities started off Friday evening with a meal and social in Columbia at AbraKadabra Cattle Co. followed by the Missouri Hereford board meeting. The first stop on Saturday was Circle F Farms in Jefferson City, Mo., hosted by Cole Fischer and his family. The morning started off with a breakfast spread, a short overview from Cole, followed by a presentation from Joe Brown with MultiMin 90. Mead Farms in Versailles was the second stop on the tour. Jennifer Russell, Mead Farms farm manager, spoke on the farm’s goals and where the program was headed to for the future. Attendees were able to view several groups of cattle that would be featured in their fall sale. Lunch was served at Day’s Family Farm in Pilot Grove and sponsored by MFA. Hereford enthusiast enjoyed an overview of the Day cattle operation along with many door prizes and fellowship. The Esser family of Blackwater, Mo., hosted the fourth stop on the tour. Donald and his wife gave a short overview of their cattle and grain operation. Rounding off the event Saturday was a fun evening hosted by the Abramovitz family at AbraKadabra Cattle Co. Attendees were able look through their extensive cowherd and their sale cattle. A meal, door prizes and a band topped off the night’s festivities! Not only was a great deal of knowledge gained, the sponsors were abundant in donations and door prizes. Thank you to all the sponsors for making the field day such a success! More importantly, thank you to all the breeders who helped host numerous Hereford attendees.


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Junior Grand Champion Heifer

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DOB: 03/18/2018 : Sire – C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET

Emmalee Mueller, Perryville, MO

Cassie and Krista Allscheid, Waterloo, IL

Open Grand Champion Cow-Calf AR SCB 4051 RACHEL 913E

Junior Grand Champion Cow-Calf LJR MSU ALLIE 36E

DOB: 01/31/2017 : Sire – LJR MSU 6Y ALL IN 260A

DOB: 01/02/2017 : Sire – THM 82Y 1045 SALUTE 4051

Junior Grand Champion Bull

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CPH Cowboy G1 DOB: 04/02/2019 : Sire – APH RH 383Y Rock On 14B Charolette Cook - Whitewater, MO

Open Supreme Champion & Grand Champion Bull OAKS 6077 DONE DEAL 104F DOB: 01/04/2018 Sire – C DOUBLE YOUR MILES 6077 ET Cassie and Krista Allscheid, Waterloo, IL


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Estrus Synchronization and Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination References on page 28.

through an active herd health program, and G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head Extensive research has been performed and suckling interaction between cow and calf. Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University is still being conducted by several research The effects of days postpartum and parity groups to enhance the understanding of Reproductive efficiency is the most significant on TAI pregnancy rates in suckled beef cows physiological processes involved in the estrous factor influencing the economics of a cow-calf have been previously reported (Lamb et al., cycle and to increase the fertility and pregoperation, and depends on the production of a 2010); with improved fertility in multiparous nancy success of TAI protocols. In an effort to healthy calf per cow, per year. In order to attain cows even when days postpartum amounted to combine expertise in reproductive physiology this goal, cow-calf producers need to overcome more than 50. Body condition score during the and estrous synchronization, and to encourage several obstacles related to the cow, bull, and peripartum period also affects fertility. It has research cooperation across the United States, offspring. Over the last four decades, several been shown that a single unit increase in BCS, the Beef Reproduction Task Force (BRTF) was advances in reproductive biotechnologies, such especially from poor BCS to adequate BCS, reformed in 2002. The BRTF is a multi-state team as artificial insemination (AI), synchronization sulted in a 23 percentage point increase in the of reproductive physiology experts from seven of estrus, and fixed-time AI (TAI), have been proportion of cows pregnant to a TAI (Lamb universities from across the United States achieved. These reproductive biotechnologies et al., 2010). In addition, cows calving in poor ( The objectives of have allowed producers to improve the genetic BCS experience longer intervals to the first the BRTF are to promote wider adoption of traits of their cattle, have helped shorten the postpartum estrus compared to cows calving reproductive technologies among cow-calf lengths of both the breeding season and subsein moderate to good BCS. producers, to educate cow-calf producers on quent calving season, have improved calf crop management considerations that will increase uniformity, and have in turn led to improved A review (Stevenson et al., 2015) of several the likelihood of successful AI breeding, and overall profitability of cow-calf production sysstudies including more than 3,000 suckled beef to educate producers on the benefits that can tems. Adoption of these technologies by beef cows, showed that regardless of parity, estrous result from the use of improved reproductive cattle producers is, however, often slow and cyclic activity increased from nine percent technologies. Every year the BRTF releases an largely dependent on certain key factors: at 30 or fewer days to a peak of 70 percent updated sheet of recommended estrus syn1) Limited frequency of cattle handling between 81 and 90 days postpartum. Furtherchronization and TAI protocols that have been 2) Elimination of estrus detection by more, as BCS increased from 3.5 or less to 6.0 tested and have been proven to be effective employing TAI or greater (on a 1 to 9 scale), the percentage for beef cows and heifers, and for Bos taurus of cows cycling increased in a linear way by 18 (cattle of European or English origin)- and Bos Approximately eight percent of beef operations percent for each unit increase in BCS. In addiindicus-based cattle (Figure 1 and Figure 2). in the United States utilize AI as a reproductive tion, pregnancy rates were greater in cows that management calved during the first seven weeks of the tool, whereas calving season despite a lower overall BCS approximately than those of later calving cows. The most 72 percent of desirable pregnancy outcomes indicated all pregnanin the review were noted in older, early cies in dairy calving cows with better BCS, while the females are poorest outcomes were in primiparous, late the result of AI calving cows with the lowest BCS. (Lamb et al., 2010). When In an analysis which investigated the asked about incorporation of TAI followed by clean-up their relucbreeding (use of natural service bulls after tance to utilize an initial artificial insemination) compared AI, over 53 to natural mating in a cow-calf production percent of opsetting, 84 percent of cows exposed to TAI erations cited subsequently weaned a calf compared to labor concerns 78 percent of cows in the natural mating or compligroup. Calving distribution also differed, cated estrus with a mean calving day from the initiasynchronization of the calving season of 26.8 days for tion protocols cows exposed to TAI and 31.3 days for as primary cows that were only exposed to natural reasons for not service. According to this data, more calves implementing are weaned per cow exposed to estrus Figure 2. Beef Reproduction Task Force this reproduc- Figure 1. Beef Reproduction Task Force synchronization and TAI, and calves may tive biotechnol- ( chart of recom- ( chart of recom- also be older at weaning, presenting the mended estrous synchronization and TAI ogy (Johnson et mended estrous synchronization and TAI opportunity for them to gain more weight. protocols for beef heifers. protocols for beef cows. al., 2011). The greater weaning weights achieved by These charts are excellent sources of informacows exposed to estrus synchronization and tion and serve as guidelines for beef producers Advances in reproductive biotechnologies and TAI increased profit by $49.14 per cow treated and industry leaders in the United States. enhanced understanding of the dynamics of when compared to untreated cows (Rodgers et the bovine estrous cycle have made possible al., 2012). This increase in weaning weight may The success of TAI programs can be affectthe development of protocols to manipulate the have the greatest potential to offset the cost of ed by several factors, including postpartum estrous cycle and control ovulation utilizing estrus synchronization and TAI protocols and anestrus, days postpartum, parity, and body natural and/or artificially synthesized horimprove the genetics of the herd. condition score (BCS). Postpartum anestrus mones. During the past decade, TAI protocols is a major contributor to infertility in cattle. that eliminate the need for detecting estrus and Further gains in beef production efficiency reThe resumption of the estrous cycle earlier in yield satisfactory pregnancy rates have been quire new insights into the physiological mechthe postpartum period increases the number developed, although additional research needs anisms controlling various aspects of reproducof estrous cycles and as a result, the cow has to be done in Bos indicus-based cattle (cattle tion and calf growth as well as beef producers’ more opportunities to become pregnant during of zebu origin). Most of these TAI protocols adoption of technologies and management the breeding season. Reducing the postpartum rely on the use of exogenous progesterone, gosystems. It is clear that the incorporation of interval may be accomplished by managing nadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-induced estrus synchronization and TAI protocols into pre- and postpartum nutrition, BCS, disease ovulation, and luteolysis via administration of beef production systems yield many benefits, prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α). such as subsequent improvements in efficiency and profitability of beef cattle operations. Synchronization and AI / Advertisement | Nov 2019 26


Sale Results Sale Index • Bonebrake Herefords & Guests Annual Production Sale • Eighth Fall Celebration Sale at Perks Ranch • Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch Fall Female Sale • Lowderman Cattle Co. • Journagan Ranch/Missouri State University Production Sale

Bonebrake Herefords & Guests Annual Production Sale Fair Grove, Mo. | Oct 12 Auctioneer: Jesse Bolin Reported by: Joe Rickabaugh, American Hereford Association Lots 44 females 9 embryos 3 steers 56 total

Gross Average $103,050 $2,324 $4,500 $500 $2,660 $867 $110,210 $1,968


$5,000— BB MISS PERFECT BEEF 1406 ET DOB 2/06/14, by HH PERFECT TIMING 0150 ET, consigned by Bonebrake Herefords, sold to Steve Green, Strafford, Mo., and heifer BB 422 MISS FANCY 235 F, DOB 10/02/18, by CRR 109 CATAPULT 422, sold for $1,500 to Jeff Voris, Halfway, Mo.

Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch Fall Female Sale

Ree Heights, S.D. | Oct 06 Auctioneer: Dustin Layton Reported by: Alex Acheson, American Hereford Association Lots Average 28 females $8,766

Gross $245,450


$37,500— ECR LP SUGAR 9171 ET DOB 3/29/19, by UPS SENSATION 2296, sold to Will Freking, Minn. $35,000— ECR WF MISS ELLA 9515 DOB 4/28/19, by THR THOR 7005E, sold to Will Freking, Minn. $30,000— ECR 5575 GRACIE 9176 DOB 3/08/19, by ECR REDEMPTION 5575 ET, sold to Chesney Effling, S.D.

$5,000 — HPF 63A 412 783 DOB 9/08/17, by NJW 135U 110Y HOMETOWN 63A ET, consigned by High Prairie Farms, sold to Aiden Klineman, Wentworth, Mo.

$12,500— ECR 173D CANDI 9478 ET DOB 4/07/19, by NJW 79Z Z311 ENDURE 173D ET, sold to Wagner Herefords, S.D..

$4,750 — HPF A153 HERSEY 944 DOB 3/06/19, by GV CMR X161 TIMES UP A152, consigned by High Prairie Farms, sold to April Miller, Browning, Mo.

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$4,400 — CPH 028X FRANCES 70F DOB 9/01/18, by UPS SENSATION 2296 ET, consigned by Choate Herefords, sold to Drew Turner, Ohio.

Eighth Fall Celebration Sale at Perks Ranch

Rockford, Ill. | Oct 12 Auctioneer: Eddie Burks Reported by: John Meents, American Hereford Association Lots .5 bulls 54 females 1 flush 20 embryos 3 steers 78.5 total

Gross Average $29,000 $29,000 $278,150 $5,150 $7,250 $7,250 $7,425 $371 $4,000 $1,333 $325,825 $4,151


$29,000— 2TK PERKS 5101 CHUMA 8184 ET DOB 10/08/18, by C 5280 DIVERSIFIED 6121 ET, sold to McGuffee Polled Herefords, New Hebron, Miss., and Stephens & Loehr Herefords, Taylorville, Ill (1/2 interest).


$27,500— PERKS 1014 COPPER LADY 5049 DOB 2/22/15, by BR COPPER 124Y, and bull calf, DOB 9/08/19, by NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y, sold to CATO Cattle Company, Denver, Colo. $26,500— PERKS DCF31Z MENT TO BE 9047 ET DOB 3/01/19, by KJ BJ 58Z Contender D56 ET, sold to Russow Farms, Heyworth, Ill. $20,000— PERKS CATO4063 MAY BELLE 9127 ET DOB 5/09/19, by PERKS 0003 EASY MONEY 4003, sold to Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill.


Macomb, Ill. | Sept 15 Auctioneer: Monte & Cody Lowderman Reported by: John Meents, American Hereford Association Lots 2.25 bulls 48 females 1 flush 10 embryo 1 steer 62.25 total

Gross $15,200 $244,400 $5,000 $4,625 $1,250 $270,475

Average $6,756 $5,000 $5,000 $463 $1,250 $4,345

62 females 9 semen 97.5 total

$227,800 $3,674 $2,250 $250 $297,350 $3,050


$5,000— LJR MSU 167Y FAIR BANKS 48F DOB 2/13/18, by NJW 33TB 100W TRUST 167Y, sold to Ken and Carlene Buchanon, Higginsville, Mo. $4,500— LJR MSU 167Y FREEDOM 35F DOB 2/10/18, by NJW 33TB 100W TRUST 167Y, sold to Roth Hereford Farm, Windsor, Mo.



$6,500— LJR MSU WHITNEY 41B DOB 1/28/14, by LJR 023R WHITMORE 10W, sold to Schoenberger Polled Herefords, Verona, Mo., and heifer calf LJR MSU RED WINE, DOB 2/06/19, by CHEZ DANTE 652D ET, sold for $3,850 to Andi Howard, Mo.


$3,000— LJR MSU WHITNEY 60B DOB 1/31/14, by LJR 023R WHITMORE 10W, sold to Colton Halford, Batesville, Ark., and heifer calf LJR MSU RENITA 49G, DOB 2/05/19, by BOYD 31Z BLUEPRINT 6153, sold for $3,950 to Kyler Menzies, Marshfield, Mo.

$10,000—LCC 1326 LEMONADE 5G ET DOB 1/26/19, by TFR KU ROLL THE DICE 1326, sold to Josh Hill, Wakarusa, Ind., and Perry Show Cattle, Stillwater, Okla. (3/4 interest).

$28,000— LCC PATTON KIWI 116 ET DOB 5/21/11, by SR CG HARD ROCK 5073, sold to Micheline Cattle Co., Peru, Ill. $14,000— LCC FRONT N CENTER 27G ET DOB 3/23/19, by BR COPPER 124Y, sold to Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill. $12,500— MKL LCC MAKIN MEMORIES 18G ET DOB 2/17/19, by JTH SC PLAYMAKER 22C ET, sold to Melinda Braun, Columbia, Ill.

Journagan Ranch/Missouri State University Production Sale

Springfield, Mo. | Oct 5 Auctioneer: Eddie Burks Reported by: Jim Reed, Midwest Cattle Service Lots 26.5 bulls

Gross Average $67,300 $2,540 Show Results | Nov 2019

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Beef Reproduction Task Force (BRTF). 2016. accessed online March 10, 2017 (http:// Johnson, S. K., R. N. Funston, J. B. Hall, D. J. Kesler, J. W. Lauderdale, G. C. Lamb, D. J. Patterson, G. A. Perry, and D. R. Strohbehn. 2011. Multi-state Beef Reproduction Task Force provides science based recommendations for the application of reproductive technologies. J. Anim. Sci. 89:2950-2954. Lamb, G. C., C. R. Dahlen, J. E. Larson, G. Marquezini, and J. S. Stevenson. 2010. Control of the estrous cycle to improve fertility for fixed-time artificial insemination (TAI) in beef cattle: A review. J. Anim. Sci. 88:E181-192E. National Animal Health Management Service NAHMS. 2009. Part II. Reference of beef cow-calf management practices in the United States. Fort Collins, CO. accessed on online December 15, 2015 ( beefcowcalf/downloads/beef0708/Beef0708_dr_PartII.pdf) Rodgers, J. C., S. L. Bird, J. E. Larson, N. Dilorenzo, C. R. Dahlen, A. Dicostanzo, and G. C. Lamb. 2012. “An economic evaluation of estrous synchronization and timed artificial insemination in suckled beef cows.” J. Anim. Sci. 10: 1297–1308. Stevenson, J. S., S. L. Hill, G. A. Bridges, J. E. Larson, and G. C. Lamb. 2015. Progesterone status, parity, body condition, and days postpartum before estrus- or ovulation-5 synchronization in suckled beef cattle influences artificial insemination pregnancy outcomes. J. Anim. Sci 93:2111-2123. Stevenson, J. S., G. C. Lamb, S. K. Johnson, M. A. Medina-Britos, D. M. Grieger, K. R. Harmoney, J. A. El-Zarkouny, C. R. Dahlen, and T. J. Marple. 2003. “Supplemental norgestomet, progesterone, or melengestrol acetate increases pregnancy rates in suckled beef cows after timed inseminations.” J. Anim. Sci. 81: 571–586.

Baby Announcements Henley Lou Alex and Michaela Roth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Henley Lou. She was born on September 12, 2019 and weighed 3lbs. Henley Lou spent the first three weeks in the NICU at Saint Francis Medical Center. Alex, Michaela and Henley are happily settling in at home. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

Tucker Ryan Tucker Ryan Dorran was born at 3:08a.m. on Aug. 23, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta. He is the son of Ryan and Cassie Dorran, owners of Dorran Marketing Inc., of Didsbury, Alberta. Big brother Dalton is taking his new role very serious, and is already teaching little brother about all things hockey and cows. Tucker weighed 7 lbs. and 7 oz. The Dorran house is busy with two little boys, but their hearts are so full.

Ivee Mae Hereford breeders Jim and Carla Bellis announce the birth of their granddaughter, Ivee Mae Johansen, on August 19, 2019. She is the daughter of Hereford breeders, Kevin and Jamie Johansen, and sister Harper Johansen. She joined the world weighing 8 lbs. 4oz. and measuring 20.5 inches. Ivee Mae has already made numerous trips to the farm checking cows, attending meetings with her parents and working alongside her mom each day. Harper is thoroughly enjoying her role as big sister and thinks Ivee will be ready to show her first Hereford heifer next summer.


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Family Focuses on Kids and Cows AbraKadabra Cattle Company is a Hereford farm owned and operated by Terry Elwing and Mark Abramovitz since 2000. Choosing Herefords was not a hard decision for Terry and Mark after purchasing their farm outside of Columbia, Missouri. They both grew up in agriculture–Terry with Herefords, and Mark in the dairy industry. They purchased their first Hereford female as a couple in 2008, but they started with steers in 2004 for their daughters Sabrina and Brianne to show in 4-H. In 2007, the Abramovitz’s went to the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) with their Hereford steers for the first time. The Cowherd AbraKadabra quickly focused on building their herd of Herefords through embryo transfer with co-op herds in South and North Dakota. They started by buying good donor cows from some of the top breeders in the United States and Canada. By 2009, they had 10 really good foundation donors, focusing on flushing them to make a herd of consistent daughters who could be bred similar. Terry said, “The majority of cattle we have now are from original donors, and

the majority of those are IVF embryos made from the donors. The Jewel family is the most predominate family we have.” Jewel is a “Miss Advance 5139R” daughter. AbraKadabra also highlighted a “Ladysport 78P” daughter, producing more bulls than females, but they have a good handful of females from her. H GH Katie Jo was one of Brianne’s best show heifers who later produced six daughters still in the herd. AbraKadabra’s main focus is their strong female base. They keep around 100 cowcalf pairs on average that all mostly go back to those primary donor cows. They expect their cow herd to produce good herd bulls and a few show heifers. They utilize artificial insemination to breed their cows, with a focus on quality udders and essential productivity for the cows to stay at AbraKadabra. Family Operation AbraKadabra is truly a well-rounded, familyoperated farm, everyone having their own roles. Mark works on the farm and completes day-to-day tasks and Terry makes the breeding decisions, completes the paper work and

Left: AbraKadabra is a family operation including (from left to right): Mark Abramovitz, Shirley Elwing, Terry Elwing, Logan Bishop, Ellie Bishop, Brianne Bishop, Tim Opitz and Sabrina Abramovitz. Right: AbraKadabra Cattle Co. has exhibited at the National Western Stock Show for 10 years with much success in “The Yards” with pens of both bulls and heifers.


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heads up the marketing. Their daughter Brianne is a veterinarian, providing all her specialties and insight in providing herd health and reproduction. Brianne’s husband Logan Bishop assesses the crops and does pasture maintenance with his background in agronomy. Sabrina and her husband Tim Opitz help with cooking meals and taking care of Brianne’s daughter when the family gathers to work cattle. The family also relies on Tim for legal advice and Sabrina for her management skills. With everyone living closely together, they all get to experience the gestation phases of their cattle, as the breeding and embryo work is done at Sabrina’s, the low-maintenance cows go to Brianne and Logan’s, and follow to Terry and Mark’s for calving season. Soon, their family dynamics will grow exponentially, as both daughters Brianne and Sabrina are due with boys in January 2020. Mark and Terry take a very active role with granddaughter Ellie, and they smile when saying it will be no different with two grandsons on the way! Aside from the farm, Terry is a radiologist in a group practice at Boone Hospital in Columbia. With 20 years in the practice and

now President of the group, she performs several radiology diagnosis and second opinions, but she focuses on breast cancer patients. She enjoys working with women, providing answers at the most critical start of their journey–proper patient diagnosis. Above: Brianne is a practicing veterinarian with a Brianne is specialty in animal reproduction. an associate veterinarian in Right: H H Jewel 113 ET is one of the foundation Jefferson City, cows for AbraKadabra. She has been in their embryo transplant program for several years, Missouri, at Quail allowing the farm to have consistent females. Valley Veterinary Clinic. With her Marketing their Program love for animals, she earned her masters in The family has been taking heifer or bull pens Reproductive Physiology in addition to her to Denver since 2009, but this year will be veterinary degree. Brianne predominately the first time in 10 years that they won’t be works with large animals and hopes to exhibiting because of their growing family. have her own reproductive facility one day, AbraKadabra has had much success marketing providing embryo transfer for purebred cattle and competition with the pens they have taken producers. Also, her husband Logan has including two champion heifer pens and 1st or his own crop consulting business, helping 2nd place with bull pens in very competitive farmers in the area with recommendations for divisions. Their success with the bulls was a increasing yields while sustaining the land. huge highlight.

“It is a challenge to find three bulls with similar confirmation when you only have 30 bulls to choose from,” said Terry. To put it in prospective, peer exhibitors sometimes have 300 or more bulls to choose from for their pen of three entry. Moreover, AbraKadabra also markets their cattle by consigning to the Missouri

Opportunity Sale, the American Royal and the Denver sale. They host an annual Online sale in September with around 20 lots including females, bulls, embryos and flushes. Bulls are also sold private treaty off the farm. A Focus on Giving Back The Abramovitz family was greatly involved in 4-H, as both of their daughters grew up loving the program. They believe that it is very important for youth to learn the value of hard work, to create a strong work ethic and to appreciate the things that they have. Terry expressed that these skills helped both girls in their education and now in their careers. In 4-H, their daughters learned a wide variety of skills by participating in cake decorating, gardening, wood working, sewing and cooking projects. Terry and Mark joked about always having a basement full of 4-H projects when they were 4-H leaders. For the girls, 4-H was

Sabrina exhibited a class winning steer at her first Junior National Hereford Expo in 2007. Her and Brianne enjoyed the family time together traveling to different states and attending shows.


a huge part of their upbringing, especially for Brianne who fell in love with the cattle, confirming she wanted to work with animals for the rest of her life. AbraKadabra loves to work with the youth interested in the Hereford breed. They invite local youth to their farm, help them choose a show heifer and guide them on breeding selections for her. Terry and Mark love to encourage youth to be active and successful in the Hereford association. The duo attends the JNHE each year to see the trends in cattle and

what is on the horizon for the industry. Terry expressed that when she looks back at their childhood, her most important guidance was from being brought up on a farm and raising Hereford cattle. The work ethic, values, morals and qualities of leadership that she attained were immense. She said, “I feel like giving back to this association is the least that I can do.” The couple has also provided generous financial support of both the Missouri

Junior Hereford Association and the Missouri Hereford Association by providing sponsorships in numerous capacities over the years including the junior shirts worn by the state at JNHE. AbraKadabra hosted the Missouri Hereford Field Day this fall, opening their farm to breeders across the state. In true Abramovitz fashion, the family welcomed attendees with a true experience including a fun-evening to round out the event. Left: Terry was an active 4-H leader along with husband Mark. They enjoyed teaching all projects through the 4-H program including Sabrina and Brianne’s garden exhibits. Right: Brianne and Logan’s daughter Ellie represents the next generation to help on the farm. She can often be found alongside her dad as he implements best pasture management practices for both AbraKadabra and other customers.


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Association & Industry

Membership Update

Events and Deadlines OCTOBER



American Royal Junior Hereford Show Kansas City, Missouri







Ladies of the Royal National Female Sale Kansas City, Missouri Mead Farm Fall Bull Sale Versailles, Missouri



American Royal Open Hereford Show Kansas City, Missouri







Nomination deadline for MHA 2019 awards






Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic Sale Windsor, Missouri Central Missouri Polled Hereford Breeder’s Association College of the Ozarks Sale Point Lookout, Missouri

Missouri Opportunity Sale Sedalia, Missouri



Missouri Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Banquet Sedalia, Missouri






Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show Columbia, Missouri National Western Hereford Junior Show Denver,Colorado National Western Hereford Bull Show Denver,Colorado National Western Hereford Female Show Denver,Colorado MHN Contract Deadline & March Ad Space & Material Deadline MHN Camera-Ready March Issue Deadline

Life is Simple Recently, I had a new neighbor ask me, “How long do I have to live out here before people quit calling me ‘the city guy’?” “That depends on several things,” I replied, “but could you give me detailed directions from where we are, to your house?”

a kick out of her providing directions to repairmen or delivery people that are attempting to get to our place. She’ll start off the conversation with, “Were you raised in the country, or in town?”

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“Well, from where we are, you take a right, and…” I stopped him right there. I explained to him that those of us who were raised in the country tend to give directions in terms of North, South, East and West, as opposed to left and right. Just a minor thing, but one of many that differentiates town folk from country folk. My wife was raised in town and had never lived in the country, until our marriage thirtyseven years ago. It took me a few years to engrain the North/South philosophy, but I’m so proud that she can now give and follow perfect directional instructions. I even get 36

They seem taken aback by her question, but after they answer, Judy will give directional instructions, if they admit to being from the country, and left/ right directions to those (most) who confess to having originated in an urban environment. I’m sure they think she’s crazy but both of us know that’s what it takes for them find our home. I have a friend, who is also involved in a mixed marriage (country boy and city girl) who hasn’t been married nearly as long as I have, but explained how it took so long for him to convince his wife that directions based on North, South, East and West were far superior to left and right, when you live out in the sticks. I won’t use his name, as I relay the story he told me last week, about the time when they first moved to this rural farming community. He informed me about the day after they got moved into their home, here in the country. Calendar / Life is Simple / Around the Barn | Nov 2019

Hereford Youth Serves as Mizzou Block and Bridle Beef Chairman Mizzou Block and Bridle (B&B) is the premier animal science club at University of Missouri (MU). The club focuses on all species and takes pride in helping others become more knowledgeable about livestock. Rachael Bagnell is this year’s Mizzou B&B Beef Chairman. By heading up this role, Rachael provides educational programs regarding the beef industry. Aside from the beef cattle, B&B provides the “Milk and Cow” booth with MU’s dairy cattle to help educate children and adults about where milk comes from. Another big focus includes Mizzou’s Little American Royal. The club hosts their own small show allowing all students at Mizzou a chance to learn about a specific species and show that animal. This is a week-long event, and as the beef chairman, Rachael halter breaks the calves. Once the week of the Little American Royal is in full swing, Rachael will help those who chose beef cattle to feel comfortable with their animal and feel confident to show it. As beef chairman, Rachael also helps put on the club’s annual Steers and Stripes show this coming March with Mizzou’s Alpha Gamma Rho. This is a weekend long cattle show held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. They weren’t from anywhere around here when they first moved and she wanted to go to the grocery, to stock the refrigerator and cabinets of their new home. Inquiring about the nearest grocery, my friend told her the closest one was in a small town that is located about twelve miles from where they lived. He also told her that one would have to take about five different roads in order to get there. “Ok, give me directions,” she ordered. Carefully, my friend gave her detailed directions of which roads to take and where to turn on each one. His new wife copied them down on the back of a junk mail envelope and headed off to the small-town grocery. This was a few years before cell phones, so my friend was concerned when his wife hadn’t made it back in two hours. After three hours, she finally pulled in the driveway and had an exasperated attitude as he helped her unload the groceries. “Weren’t my directions understandable?” he asked. “Yes,” she sighed, “I got there just fine, but you didn’t give me directions to get back.”



43986389 - Homozygous Polled

43986401 - Homozygous Polled

Sire: R LEADER 6964 - Dam: CMF 124B DOMINETTE 297D
















+9.9 +1.9 +70 +113 +0.5 +1.5 +16.2 +23 +58 +7.2 +95





+1.30 +1.20 ★


+5.3 +0.6 +54 +92 +0.5 +1.1 +19.0 +30 +57 +1.7 +97 FAT






A true rarity. 421F uniquely combines excellent phenotype with an outstanding numerical profile, ranking in the top 35% or better for CED, BW, WW, YW, SC, SCF, Milk, M&G, Udder, CW, REA, Marbling, $BMI and $BII.


+1.40 +1.50

+68 +0.029 +0.45 +0.20 +$390 +$468 +$102 ★








+91 +0.059 +0.53 +0.33 +$380 +$482 +$132

This herd sire prospect is a standout, coupling a unique look with elite EPD’s for CED, BW, WW, YW, CW, REA, Marbling and $CHB.

CMF 253D FIELD DAY 392F 43986376 - Heterozygous Polled









+12.1 +1.0 +72 +112 +0.6 +1.0 +14.5 +25 +61 +8.1 +95 UDDER


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+99 +0.009 +0.82 +0.31 +$371 +$470 +$147

Numerically, this bull is unparalleled. 392F posts a double digit CED, offers exceptional growth and maternal figures, and ranks in the top 1% for CW, REA and $CHB.

Auctioneer: Eddie Burks TFL # 4123, TAL # 4990

EPDs as of 9/25/19

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District 1: Director – Amy Phillips

District 3: Director – Mary Beth Ray District 4: Director – Eddie Roth

District 2: Director – Brian Littleton


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District 6: Director – Rick Steinbeck

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District 8: Director – Travis McConnaughy

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District 9: Director – Darrell Aufdenberg

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