September 2021 Missouri Hereford News Issue

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as the fall season nears

Inside this issue

New Junior and Women Officers Elected Junior National Success for MO Youth Field Day in District 9 State Fair & Ozark Empire Results Rhode Membership Spotlight

Missouri Hereford News 30487 Hwy J Wentworth, Missouri 64873

Successful Summer

Sunday 1 pm (CST) //

Sept. 26, 2021


At the farm in Wasola, MO



DOB: 01/10/2021 • Reg# P44259466 Sire: /S MANDATE 66589 ET Dam: MHF HOMEWARD 1A 24G CED +4.3, BW -0.1, WW +76, YW +111, Milk +27, UDDR +1.50, TEAT +1.50, REA +0.57, Marb +0.32, CHB +$ 155 • Homo Polled

MHF 167Y 333 42F ET


Fall Open Yearling Heifers, Spring Bred Heifers, Spring Calving Splits w/BC’s and HC’s, Fall Pairs and Heavy Breds, Proven Donors, Herd Bulls and Frozen Genetics.

WMC 66589 27G MADILINE 10J

DOB: 02/08/2019 • Reg# P44259458 Sire: /S MANDATE 66589 ET Dam: MHF HOMEWARD 38Z 27G CED +9.5, BW -0.8, WW +69, YW +110, Milk +24, UDDR +1.40, TEAT +1.30, REA +0.42, Marb +0.42, CHB +$ 159 • Homo Polled

SHF 30U B413 G094

DOB: 10/10/2018 • Reg# P43962174 Sire: NJW 33TB 100W TRUST 167Y Dam: WALKER LASS X51 Y479 333 CED +3.6, BW +2.1, WW +50, YW +89, Milk +24, UDDR +1.50, TEAT +1.60, REA +0.88, Marb +0.67, CHB +$ 195 • Homo Polled

WMC 66589 08G MADILINE 14J

DOB: 01/13/2021 • Reg# P44259456 Sire: /S MANDATE 66589 ET Dam: MHF 57C 7124 08G CED +8.4, BW -1.2, WW +55, YW +81, Milk +28, UDDR +1.30, TEAT +1.30, REA +0.37, Marb +0.27, CHB +$ 130 • Homo Polled

WMC 612 ERIN 11F

DOB: 02/08/2019 • Reg# P44005219 Sire: EFBEEF BR VALIDATED B413 Dam: SHF 30U Y90 B67 CED +1.9, BW +2.0, WW +69, YW +104, Milk +30, UDDR +1.20, TEAT +1.10, REA +0.45, Marb +0.92, CHB +$ 185 • Homo Polled

DOB: 10/10/2018 • Reg# P43902145 Sire: CRR 028X ROLL TIDE 612 Dam: WMC 138X 9328 ERIN 46D ET CED -1.2, BW +4.0, WW +59, YW +96, Milk +34, UDDR +1.30, TEAT +1.30, REA +0.43, Marb +0.13, CHB +$ 112

To request a catalog please call or text the owner or the sale manager.

Sale Manager Dustin N. Layton (405) 464-2455 Andee Marston (785) 250-4449

Travis, Sarah, Jett and Watson McConnaughy 1199 County Rd 116 Wasola, MO 65773 417-989-0486

WMC 2nd Annual Bull & Commercial Female Sale


Sunday, October 31, 2021 // Springfield Livestock Marketing Center Selling 50 Bulls // 35 - Coming 2 year olds // 15 - Yearlings // 50 - Black Baldy Spring Bred Heifers

SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 2021 11 a.m. • Springfield, Mo.


Genetically Yours




LJR MSU BETH 254C • P43599895

20 Service Age Bulls 11 Spring Herd Bull Prospects 29 Spring Heifer Calf Pairs 20 Fall Calving Cows 19 Bred Heifers 12 Commercial Bred Heifers

A daughter of CMR The Program A431 that is a Dam of Distinction. Grandam and great grandam also Dams of Distinction. Her heifer calf by Emblazon is outstanding.

LJR MSU MISS DOM 227J • P44252577 A daughter of JDH Z311 Insight 30D. What a stout, very conservative heifer. Deep bodied, very balanced in her make up. Dam pictured below.

LJR MSU LAURA 45J • P44249350 LJR MSU 973E HERTZOG 80H • P44140160

LJR MSU DALTA 284D • P43704891

An eye appealing granddaughter of C&L CT Federal 485T 6Y, out of a Hyalite Resource 331 daughter pictured below. Tremendous brood cow potential.

A top-notch herd bull prospect by Jalapeno. He is very conservative marked and stout in his make up. He is ready to head up your herd.

A daughter of LJR MSU 95N Laramie 308X. A typical daughter of Laramie. Very productive indicated by her daughter pictured above.

LJR MSU RITA 40E • P43815784 LJR MSU HAZEL 189F • P43921332

LJR MSU BLAZE 52J • P44249369

This daughter of Emblazon is a sweetheart. Very feminine and long. Has the brood cow look. Be sure to look the Emblazon daughters up. They are exceptional. Excellent EPDs. See this catalog online at Sale Managed by:

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

Perhaps the best daughter of Logic we have ever sold. Freckle faced with all the amenities. She will calve by sale day to JDH Z311 Insight 30D.

A very productive daughter of Hyalite Resource 331. She and her daughter will be ones to be sure and mark sale day. A lot of great productive years ahead.

Auctioneer: Eddie Burks 40+ Years Continuously Breeding Quality Performance Polled Herefords

JOURNAGAN RANCH A G R I C U L T U R E Marty Lueck, manager • 417-948-2669 or 417-838-1482 Rt. 1, Box 85G • Mountain Grove, MO 65711


Words from the


The summer months have been full. This year, our hearts and our water tanks runneth over! Weather wise, our state has been blessed this year with conditions favorable for production cattle. Mother nature never fully cooperates, but as the western and northern parts of our country have been stricken with drought, we in Missouri sit pretty comfortably with the amount of moisture we’ve received in the spring and summer.

We are surrounded by genuine cattlemen, who continue to move this breed forward through their decisions and

investments in securing the future of agriculture.

For those of you who had the chance to attend our breed’s national junior showcase in Kansas City, Mo., you saw a group of Missouri juniors excel at the Junior National Hereford Expo. They came together as teams throughout the event and were always there to show up and help! We are very proud of our junior association and the membership involvement. Speaking of our junior association, Susan and Jeff Rhode have been very involved in motivating and supporting our youth. Check out the special feature on their family as they raise their boys in agriculture and support them through the junior programs just as the couple experienced through their own childhoods. It was great to see more spectators back at the Missouri State Fair this year to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday! Be sure to check out the impressive champions of the Hereford shows in this issue. Springfield’s Ozark Empire Fair results are also included. Let’s face it, the fall gets really busy. We are all in a rush to get things done...maybe things that have been on your list since the first of the year. Mostly, we try to wrap up tasks that can only be done in the summer. Don’t forget to take a minute and look around. We are involved in agriculture, something not everyone is as fortunate to experience. Fall calving is here. The smells of harvest have returned. Those relationships you’ve built all summer are bound to pay off. As fall sale season kicks off, we wish each of you success in marketing your cattle. Each year more sales are happening in our region, a true testament to the success breeders are having. Support them if there is something that can help your program. We are surrounded by genuine cattlemen who continue to move this breed forward through their decisions and investments in securing the future of agriculture.

– The Editors, Rural Route


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Jocelyn Washam, editor

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Contents September 2021 IN THIS


16-17 Missouri Juniors Excel Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City

30-31 Membership Spotlight Rhode family focuses on family and youth experiences 34-35 Missouri State Fair 2021 brings back a normal, busy fair

4 | Words from the Editors 4 | Publication Dates and Advertising Rates 5 | Missouri Hereford Association Officers 8 | State Association Update 12 | Women Association Update 12 | The Ranch Kitchen Recipe 14 | Junior Association Update 14 | Junior Association Note from the Advisors 20 | Youth Attend Faces of Leadership 24 | Preconditioning and Preparing Calves for Fall Markets

26 | Missouri Hereford Field Day – District 9 29 | Value of Farm Business Plan Shows When Death or Illness Strikes

32 | AHA Annual Membership Meeting and Conference 32 | Bright News and Goals for the Industry 36 | Association & Industry Events & Deadlines 38 | Ozark Empire Fair Results 42 | Around the Barn Membership Updates 42 | Advertising Index



Missouri Hereford Association

Officers and Directors © Rural Route Creations

Cover photo © Rural Route Creations

President Vice President Secretary/ Treasurer Directors

Travis McConnaughy Wasola

District 8

Brian Littleton


District 2

Matt Reynolds


Amy Phillips


District 1

Mary Beth Ray


District 3

Eddie Roth


District 4

Eric Adkins


District 5

Rick Steinbeck


District 6

Mike McCorkill


District 7

Darrell Aufdenberg


District 9

To download a Missouri Hereford Association membership application and to view most current events, applications and announcements, visit the Missouri Hereford Association website at Missouri Hereford Association Matt Reynolds, Secretary/Treasurer 1071 C.R. 1231 Huntsville, Missouri 65249 660-676-3788 5

Further Bellis Examples of “No Excuse Herefords”



J.D. Bellis Family Jim D. & Carla Bellis 19264 Lawrence 2170 • Aurora, MO 65605 Jim cell: 417-466-8679 Jonathan Bellis 417-440-1300 Kevin, Jamie, Harper & Ivee Johansen Kevin cell: 573-289-1061 Neal, Joanna & Nora Wilkinson


JDB 100W 507P Trust C555 ET {DLF,HYF,IEF} KCF BENNETT 3008 M326 {SOD,DLF,HYF,IEF,MDF} NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET {SOD,CHB,DLF,HYF,IEF,MSUDF} NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S {DLF,HYF,IEF,MSUDF} REMITALL ONLINE 122L {CHB,SOD,DLF,HYF,IEF} STAR ONLINIA DOMINETTE 507P ET RB L1 DOMINETTE 4059 {DLF,HYF,IEF} Owned with: Wirthmore Polled Herefords, Dirk Wirth 417-252-3989, Willow Springs, MO


State Association


Dear Hereford Breeders, I hope all is well as can be expected for each and every one of you. Who would have ever thought we would have to manage our lives and our families like our cow herds? Not knowing where Matt Reynolds to go or not to go. Not knowing what Missouri Hereford Association to do or what not to do. Wondering if Secretary/Treasurer we should go to the doctor or to get vaccinated. The bottom line is those of us in agriculture are good decision makers, and we do the best we can. Sometimes we don’t get the results we want or like, but we find a way to move forward. Yesterday is history, and we move forward today. As you read this, maybe you have been to the state fair and are now at the field day/tour in our most southeast district 9. Look for those State Fair results in this issue as summer is coming to an end. Let’s look back just a minute and find the JNHE results. Wow, look at our Missouri juniors shine; congrats to all. We had two juniors finish in the top ten of the Intermediate Showmanship contest, Kinleigh Bolin and Beau Ann Graves. Beau Ann Graves went on to show the Reserve Grand Champion Polled Female! We have always had a great set of juniors and advisors in this state, and I ask you to support them and congratulate them every chance you get.

Consignors to the sale, please watch your mailboxes this year as we will be mailing you your entry packet around September 15, and they will be due back to me by September 25. We have several advertisements due in early October, so we need your correct information for the advertisements. For many years Joe Rickabaugh, our AHA field representative, has screened the cattle for the sale. I thank him for his hard work and ask you to do the same. Once again, the sale will be online with Live Auctions.T V if you want to bid on the cattle, and you are not able to attend! This first weekend in December also includes the Saturday night, December 4, annual membership meeting starting at 5 p.m., followed by the awards banquet. You have the opportunity to nominate fellow Hereford breeders and cattlemen for the awards being presented at the banquet. Please send your nominations to by November 1, 2021. The award nominations include Breeder of the Year, Commercial Breeder of the Year and Hall of Fame Inductee. To receive an award, you must have paid your dues by April 1, 2021. I also encourage junior members to apply for the many scholarships that will be awarded at the banquet! You can find the applications on our website – Put Hereford Weekend on your calendar today and book your motel rooms in Sedalia NOW! They fill up fast! I would like to thank everyone who placed an advertisement in our 2021-2022 bi-annual membership directory. I am very excited that we maintained our 88-page directory again, and the quality of the material is above and beyond previous issues. We have extra copies if you are in need of some for an event.

As fall is almost here, we start thinking about sale season. You will find several sales to be held here in Missouri advertised in this and the November issues. There are production sales, online sales and the Missouri Hereford Association Opportunity sale. Once again, I would like Please call anytime if you have questions. I plan to see you at the many to thank the breeders that nominated their herds for consignment to the sales across the state this fall. 2021 Opportunity Sale. We look forward to working with you this fall and having you in Sedalia for Hereford Weekend December 4-5, 2021.

Matt Reynolds, MHA Secretary/Treasurer


State Association Update / Field Day | Sept 2021



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Fall Celebration Sale SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021

Offering our best Spring Heifer Prospects, Cow/Calf Pairs and Frozen Genetics 1 p.m. at Perks Ranch, Rockford, Illinois



AHA P43608964. Right Track x Investor Gal. Sells with a June Diversified heifer calf, bred back to Diversified.


AHA P43829839. DONOR ALERT! 4-yr-old Duncan daughter. Has a March All Around heifer calf, bred back to Easy Money.


AHA P43723161. Easy Money daughter. Sells with an April Munson heifer calf, bred back to Cadillac.

AHA P43723252. Lifeline x About Time. Sells with a February All Around heifer calf, bred back to Endure.



AHA P43787524. 4-yr-old daughter of Copper Lady 5101. Has an April Diversified heifer calf, bred back to Duncan.

AHA P43267177. Proven donor. ET heifer calves by Cadillac, Chuma and Munson sell.

5045 AHA P43622640. Copper 124Y daughter. Sells with a February Diversified bull calf, bred back to Endure.

6059 AHA P43723178. Right Track daughter. Sells with a February Diversified bull calf, bred back to Flash (Leader son).

1502 AHA P43601228. Proven donor. Her ET heifer calf by Valor sells.

GUEST CONSIGNORS: C&L HEREFORD RANCH • JJB CATTLE CO. • MKS RANCH Doug & Mary Perks Wade & Brie Perks Tom Boatman (404) 372-6754 Tammy Boatman (770) 354-4195

Sale catalogs mailed on request… please phone or email to request your copy. Catalog, videos and updates will also be available at

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Women Association

Update The Hereford Women of Missouri held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 14 during the Missouri State Fair. During the state fair, we sponsored the showmanship contest during the 4-H/FFA Hereford Show. We awarded six showmanship winners. The grand winners in the 4-H division were: Payton Henderson and Grant Ward. Grand winner in the FFA division was: Kinleigh Bolin. 4-H reserve winners were: Beau Ann Graves and Taylor Miller. FFA reserve winner was: Atley Kleinman. We would like to thank H&H Show Supplies for sponsoring the reserve showmanship prizes. It was nice to see our Hereford show family during the Missouri State Fair. It was nice to see everyone. We would like to congratulate everyone on a good show season. Also, good luck to everyone during the fall cattle sales.

The application can be found on the Missouri Hereford Association website under Hereford Women. The Hereford queen program this year will be chaired by Anna Roth and Shelby Bagnell. The application is again located on the Missouri Hereford Association website under Hereford Women, with a deadline of November 1. We elected new officers during the meeting. The new slate of officers are as follows: President—Kyla Waters Vice President—April Miller Secretary—Tonya Bagnell Treasurer—Marijane Miller Please look at the Hereford Women of Missouri Facebook page for updates for what we will be doing for the Hereford banquet. Jocelyn Washam and Andrea Butler will oversee table decorations for the banquet. We are always accepting new members to our organization. Our dues are $15 a year. Please mail your dues to Marijane Miller.

Tonya Bagnell, Hereford Women of Missouri Secretary

We are still selling cookbooks as a fundraiser. We will have them at the state sale and banquet. They are $15. Please contact Tonya Bagnell if you would like to purchase a cookbook.

President – Kyla Waters 660-631-0299

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

We are once again offering a scholarship in the amount of $250 that will be awarded at the Missouri Hereford Banquet. We encourage all high school seniors and college students to apply. The scholarship check will be awarded at the presentation. The deadline is October 15.


Hereford Women of Missouri Officers

From left to right: Hereford Women of Missouri President Kyla Waters, Vice President April Miller, Secretary Tonya Bagnell and Treasurer Marijane Miller.

Women Update & The Ranch Kitchen | Sept 2021


Missouri Junior Hereford Association Officers

Junior Association

Update Hello everyone!

Just to introduce myself, my name is Will Hendricks, and I am your new reporter. I hope you all had a great summer. I want to congratulate everyone on a great summer show season! Just a few reminders for the coming months. The Missouri Hereford Association field day is coming up on August 27 & 28. I would encourage everyone to attend – it will be a great learning experience. Another activity we are heavily involved in is Missouri Hereford weekend in December. There will be a lot of good Hereford cattle in the Opportunity Sale as well as a banquet the night before the sale where we will be awarding juniors for their accomplishments. As I write this, I am sure most juniors have started school. Best of luck to everyone and hope you have a safe and healthy start to the school year! Thank you,

Will Hendricks, Missouri Junior Hereford Association Reporter

President – Isaac Rhode, Stewartsville Vice President – Haleigh Ferguson, Smithton Secretary – Tory Miller, Lebanon Treasurer – Taylor Miller Mail $15 Missouri Junior Hereford Association dues to 20500 Sioux Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536 Reporter – Will Hendricks, Republic Fundraising Chair – Gavin Rhode, Stewartsville Fundraising Co-Chair – Kristin Waters, Norborne Directors – Kinleigh Bolin, Walnut Grove; Cade Shepherd, Mt. Vernon 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 •

Eddie & Mary Roth 1178 NE Hwy J, Windsor, MO 65360 660-351-4126 •

Note from the Advisors A Summer Full of Life-Changing Experiences Fall is coming, and with it comes a focus back on academics and school activities. Most kids think of summer vacation as a time to “get away” from the daily grind, work and responsibilities that come with the school year and extracurricular activities. When you show livestock, you might look at those weeks off school in a whole different way. Summer may be a time of working toward goals you set at the beginning of the year, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone with new experiences and taking on responsibilities with your Hereford project or on your family farm that you weren’t old enough, big enough or strong enough to do the year before. It’s a time of growth — mentally, physically and spiritually.

Have a great new school year!

Before you get wrapped back up in classes, practices and other commitments this fall, take some time to reflect on the life-changing experiences you’ve had this summer. Did you run the hay baler for the first time? Show your first bredand-owned heifer? Attend your first Junior National Hereford Expo? Participate in your first National Junior Hereford Association contest? Make your first friend from another state? All these things are life-changing experiences that help you grow into the person and leader we want you to be. Your involvement with Hereford cattle and the Missouri Junior Hereford Association (MJHA) is the catalyst that makes many of these experiences possible, and it’s also what sets you apart from the kid next to you in math class. This summer has been a great time of involvement, friendship and fun for our MJHA family. It’s also been a lifechanging experience for all of you in some way. We are proud of you and challenge you to make the most of that personal growth in every way.

Jeff and Susan Rhode, Missouri Junior Hereford Association Advisors

Left to right: New Missouri Junior Hereford Association Officers include President Isaac Rhode, Vice President Haleigh Ferguson, Secretary Tory Miller, Treasurer Taylor Miller, Reporter Will Hendricks, Fundraising Chair Gavin Rhode, Fundraising Co-Chair Kristin Waters, Director Kinleigh Bolin and Director Cade Shepherd.


Junior Association Update | Sept 2021

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2021 Junior National Hereford Expo Results The 2021 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) took place July 3-9 in Kansas City, Mo. More than 850 youth and their families gathered from 41 states for the 22nd annual event. Missouri juniors were active both in and out of the showring. Congratulations to Beau Ann Graves for winning Reserve Grand Champion Owned Polled Hereford Heifer with TKCC Diamond Club 001 ET, a February 15, 2020, CH High Roller 756 ET daughter coming out of division 8. Several class winners also went to Missouri juniors. In the Bred and Owned Bull show, Tory and Taylor Miller, Lebanon, Mo., won class 25 with their February 24, 2020 MH 5280 Legacy 0624 ET yearling.

Showmanship saw more than 700 juniors compete for their ability within the showring with the top 10 seniors also competing in a final fitting contest. Missouri had three placing in the top 10 intermediate division with the 3rd place award going to Beau Ann Graves, Chillicothe, Mo., 9th honors going to Ella Jordan, Savannah, Mo., and the 10th place award going to Kinleigh Bolin, Walnut Grove, Mo. Top 10 intermediate showmen, in order from left to right: Piper Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho; Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill.; Beau Ann Graves, Chillicothe, Mo.; Dagan Murray, Auburn, Kan.; Rylie Meinhardt, Marysville, Kan.; Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Penn.; Kesler Collins, Flanagan, Ill.; Suter Clark, Gretna, Va.; Ella Jordan, Savannah, Mo.; and Kinleigh Bolin, Walnut Grove, Mo.

In the Bred and Owned Female Show, Beau Ann Graves had a class winner with BAG Wayli 004 born September 15, 2020. Also, Tory and Taylor had another class winner with MH 322 Miss T-Bone 0302, a March 2, 2020, CRR 109 Catapult 322 daughter, as well as another class winner with MH 5280 Miss Ribeye 9556 ET, born December 24, 2019 to the CRR 5280 sire. In the October class, Atley Kleinman, Wentworth, Mo., won with CORKS ARK Grace 4100 1930 ET, sired by H FHF Advance 628 ET. Junior National Hereford Expo | Sept 2021 16

Missouri team members from left to right: Maggie Reed, Jaden Decker, Kristin Waters and Jensen Decker.

Kristin Waters, Norborne, Mo., was the recipient of the JNHE Prospect Award for 7th Grade.

The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and National Hereford Women work together to offer educational programs and contests for Hereford youth each year. The prospect and golden bull award program recognizes junior members for their involvement in the Hereford and agriculture industry as well as their communities. Prospect awards are given to the top students in third through eighth grades and the junior golden bull awards recognize the highest achieving students in ninth through 12th grades. Prospect winners are given a leather halter and the junior golden bull winners receive a bronze Hereford bull statue. “The NJHA is very proud of these young members who at an early age have already accomplished so much when it comes to their involvement with the Hereford breed, and giving back to agriculture and their communities,” says Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association Director of Youth Activities and Foundation. “These award programs get the younger members started on their resumes and put them in a great position when it comes time to apply for scholarships later on in their junior careers.” The 7th grade winner was Kristin Waters. Kristin is 12 years old from Norborne, Mo., and has been a member of the state and national Hereford associations since 2013. She joined the NJHA to show Hereford cattle with juniors from other states with similar interests. She enjoys the opportunities to participate in leadership, speaking and skill building activities, and in the future would like to serve on the Missouri Junior Hereford Association Board of Directors, and represent her state as queen. 17

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Hereford Youth from Across the Country Focus on How to Improve Themselves at Faces of Leadership On July 28-31, 81 members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) from 22 different states attended Faces of Leadership in Oklahoma City, Okla., to learn about innovations in the industry and how to improve themselves as better leaders. After a scheduling issue that almost derailed the conference, it was relocated from Columbus, Ohio to Oklahoma City and the focus was to bring junior members together to help them find their why, become a better version of themselves and “Improve You.”

in the country. Faces of Leadership participants had the opportunity to hear from the staff at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, Cattlemen’s Congress and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. In this panel discussion was a very inspiring message for the young attendees about how to be successful as a young leader in the industry, and at the same time continue to push the industry forward in the nation. The closing evening, Aric Jackson’s keynote message to “Live Boldly” and his innovative approach to leadership was not lost on the juniors as he reminded them to not be scared to make a difference and that their futures are now. “Don’t be scared to do you and don’t be scared to do you unapologetically,” Jackson concluded.

Brothers from Missouri attended the conference – Isaac and Gavin Rhode, Stewartsville. In the opening session, attendees enjoyed motivational speaker, Kelly Barnes, talking about “Finding Your Why,” followed by an evening of leadership mixers and workshops led by the NJHA Board. A highlight on the schedule was a day on campus at Oklahoma State University visiting the Range Cow Research Center to learn about cow herd efficiency and the Purebred Beef Center to focus on using all of the tools available when it comes to seedstock marketing. Campus sessions also included a message about telling your story from the agriculture communications department as well as a taste and tenderness panel at the Food Animal Processing Center. An evening at Express Ranches, Yukon, was another highlight along the way and the final day was spent discovering Oklahoma City and discovering individual leadership styles. Attendees got to walk across the catwalk at the historic Oklahoma National Stock Yards and got a close up look at what goes on behind the scenes at the world’s largest stocker and feeder cattle market and last national stockyards


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For Gavin, visiting Oklahoma State University and Express Ranches and seeing the Oklahoma City National Memorial that honored the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 were the most impactful experiences for him. “Attending Faces of Leadership helped me build skills and learn about the beef industry, but my favorite part was meeting other NJHA members from across the country,” said Gavin. “It was a lot of fun and I am excited about attending the 2022 Faces of Leadership in Ohio.” Twenty-two different states were represented at Faces of Leadership including two juniors from Missouri – Isaac and Gavin Rhode.




Preconditioning and Preparing Calves for Fall Markets

By Jacques Fuselier, DVM, DACT, DABVP, Technical Services Manager, Merck Animal Health COVID-related impacts on the beef industry have many producers wondering when is the best time to market this year’s calf crop and asking if it pays to hold calves and put extra weight on them. Livestock economists say the key this year may be maintaining flexibility in marketing calves so you have the ability to move calves when windows open.1 Preconditioning programs, such as PrimeVAC™ by Merck Animal Health, can put more money in your pocket. The Superior Livestock 2018 sales data demonstrates providing buyers with a signed certificate, especially one verified by your veterinarian, documenting the health history of your calves will result in a premium of $15 to $35 per head. Preconditioning programs also give calves the best opportunity to develop their immune system and reduce the chances of them getting sick. This is especially important if you’re considering keeping calves longer and adding extra pounds. Here are several practices to keep in mind as you wean and background calves:

Rethink abrupt weaning It’s been well documented that abrupt weaning causes stress, which results in reduced function of the calf’s immune system and impaired ability to fight disease. Cortisol, which naturally releases under stressful conditions, suppresses the immune system. One type of white blood cell – called neutrophils – are the first line of defense against disease yet their functions are decreased for the first 7 days post-weaning. If the calf is vaccinated during this time, its ability to respond properly to a vaccine may be limited.

Vaccinate preweaning A better option is to vaccinate calves prior to weaning. This allows the calf’s immune system


to appropriately respond to the vaccine while on their cow, plus provides time prior to their next vaccination. It’s good to discuss vaccine protocols with your veterinarian and make a plan based on your operation’s goals, where the calves are headed post-weaning and the disease risk in your area.

Proper deworming Calves with subclinical worm infections can have decreased feed intake, feed efficiency and poor immune response to vaccines. Using creep feed and feed and mineral forms of SAFE-GUARD® (fenbendazole) require relatively little time and labor, and can be highly effective.

Implants If retaining ownership or selling and/or trying to add weight to calves post-weaning, then giving an implant preweaning is very beneficial. Research shows RALGRO® (zeranol) used in backgrounded cattle provides close to a 10 percent improvement in average daily gain (ADG)2-6 If cattle gain 2.0 pounds of gain per day without an implant in a 60-day preconditioning period, implanting with RALGRO will improve ADG to 2.2 pounds per day. This equates to 12 pounds additional weight gain in 60 days.

Creep feed and water training Nutrition is the building block of health and performance. Providing creep feed – formulated based on the calf’s life stage – helps get calves used to eating on their own and prepares the rumen for the next stage of production. Fresh, clean and cool water supplied via a water trough or automatic waterer versus water on the ground helps improve health and performance. Incorporating water training techniques where

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calves learn where the water trough is located and how to use it prior to weaning is helpful.

Low-stress cattle handling There are lots of resources on low-stress cattle handling. Temperament impacts the health and performance of animals. If calves have been handled using low stress methods and learned to be comfortable around people, they will go on to be calmer in the next phase. Developing a group of calves properly and preparing them for the next stage can help to minimize disease outbreaks and maximize profits. To learn more, contact your veterinarian and visit

1. Schultz Lee, Doran Beth. 2020. Preparing for the Fall Calf Market. Iowa Cattleman. Vol. 47, Issue 8. 38-39. 2. Simms DD, Goehring TB, Brandt RT, Jr, Kuhl GL, Higgins JJ, Laudert SB, Lee RW. 1988. Effect of sequential implanting with zeranol on steer lifetime performance. J. Anim. Sci. 66:2736–2741. 3. Mader TL, Clanton DC, Ward JK, Pankaskie DE, Duetscher GH.1985. Effect of pre- and postweaning zeranol implant on steer calf performance. J. Anim. Sci. 61:546–551. 4. Thiex, PJ and Embry, LB, 1972. Diethylstilbestrol, Melengestrol Acetate and Zeranol During Growing and Finishing of Feedlot Heifers. South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports. Paper 13. 5. Embry, LB and Swan, WS, 1974. Diethylstilbestrol, Zeranol or Synovex-S Implants for Growing Steers. South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, Paper 4. 6. Embry, LB, Goetz, MS and Luther, RM, 1982. Implanting Site for Ralgro Compared to Synovex-S for Growing and Finishing Steers. South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports. Paper 10.







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Field Day Friday, August 27, 2021:

6:00 PM - Social & meal at Aufdenberg Polled Herefords - come early! Address:13023 Hwy 61, Jackson, MO 63755

Saturday, August 28, 2021:

10:00 AM - Aufdenberg Polled Herefords - farm tour

Friday Night Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 225 Weiss Park Roadside Jackson, MO 63755 573-243-9200

11:30 AM - Lizzie’s & Verseman’s farm tour - lunch at Lizzie’s

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8:00 AM - Leimer Farms - breakfast & tour

Address: 223 Lilac Lane, Jackson, MO 63755 Phone:: 573-382-0953 Address:13023 Hwy 61, Jackson, MO 63755 Phone: 573-270-6755

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2:00 PM - Alex Roth Polled Herefords - farm tour Address: 11490 Hwy A, Altenburg, MO 63732 Phone: 573-576-5140 3:30 PM - Mueller Polled Herefords - farm tour - dinner following tour

Address: 2852 Hwy D, Perryville, MO 63775 Phone: 573-517-2999

This will be within a mile of Leimer’s and 5 miles from Aufdenberg

Saturday Night Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 2020 Jefferson St Perryville, MO 63775 573-605-1385

This will be about 5-7 miles from Mueller’s

For more information, contact: Darrell Aufdenberg 573-270-6755


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Value of Farm Business Plan Shows when Death or Illness Strikes Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension

The value of a farm business plan becomes clear when family members need to get on the same page or when sudden illness strikes, says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist.

“Your business plan appendix can be a catch-all for all of that information swimming around in the back of your head or those notes written on a scale ticket or piece of scrap paper in your wallet,” Horner says.

A farm’s business plan formalizes what is in owners’ heads, Horner says. Writing a farm business plan forces family owners to think things through and agree on goals.

Include calendars and checklists in the appendix. Note important dates such as lease renewals. Add copies of documents such as leases, permits, security agreements and depreciation lists.

It eventually evolves into more of an operations manual, Horner says. If an owner or key employee becomes ill or dies, the plan can guide surviving workers and decision-makers.

On family farms, several members may jointly own a piece of equipment. Write this down to help prevent misunderstandings among family members in the event of one party’s death.

Some find the task daunting.

When finished with the plan, make sure key members of your organization and family know where to find it.

“Make it easy,” he says. “Start with a simple plan and revise it. A two-page plan is a fine place to start.” Don’t wait to create a perfect business plan. “The goal isn’t to create a polished, perfect, spiral-bound book to pitch to a lender,” Horner says. “It is better to create a dog-eared, work-in-progress business plan that reflects practically who, where, when, why and how your farm business thrives.” There are many software applications for writing business plans, but few of them target commodity farming businesses. Horner recommends the University of Minnesota’s AgPlan, at, for a simple, free, farmer-friendly business plan app with outlines, suggestions and videos. Farmers inspire confidence with lenders when they present clear business plans that include a financial history, some strategic thinking and a demonstration that all the stakeholders are on the same page. “If significant borrowing becomes necessary to buy land, fund expansion or get through rough times, lender confidence is critical,” Horner says.

Also, share a copy of the formal part of the business plan with trusted lenders. The plan is a useful tool for bankers to document their files when called upon to make quick loan decisions if, for example, you want to bid on land or machinery at an auction. The goal of a business plan should be to make life less stressful, Horner says. Horner and other MU Extension specialists offer free assistance with farm business plans. Sign up through Missouri’s Small Business Development Center for Agriculture at signup?centerid=86.

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However, a business plan should be much more than a way to get credit. “One can divide a farm business plan into two parts, sort of like a front and back yard,” he says. “The formal portion of the farm business plan is what you present to outsiders, sort of like a front yard. The appendix to the business plan is more like a back yard, where you store and park stuff you might need someday.” As farms grow, employee turnover and training become bigger issues. Written standard operating procedures (SOPs) are increasingly common on farms. The appendix of a business plan is a good place to store and refine those SOPs. Think of a farm business plan as a cookbook for someone who needs to step into the owner’s shoes, Horner says. It can be an operating manual to help the farm run as seamlessly as possible.

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Hereford Member Spotlight

Advocating for Youth

From left to right: Jeff, Isaac, Susan, and Gavin Rhode operate as a family a Hereford and Angus cattle operation near Stewartsville, Missouri.

It’s compassion and a drive for young people that fuels Jeff and Susan Rhode every day. The Stewartsville, Mo., duo have chosen to raise their two sons Isaac and Gavin within the agricultural industry, just as they both grew up also.

Susan stems from multiple generations of farmers near Norborne, Mo. Her father James A. Waters was instrumental in their family’s induction into the Missouri Hereford Association Hall of Fame in 2016, finding Herefords to be the breed of choice. Likewise, Jeff’s family has also farmed for multiple generations. Residing near Kingston, IL, which is in the northern part of the state, Jeff grew up with Angus and Simmental cattle. Susan credits their strong support system from both sides of their family for allowing them to continue with a Hereford and Angus operation today. “Our parents raised us involved in 4-H, FFA, junior beef breed associations and showing livestock, so it was natural that we established our own herd and raised our kids the same way,” said Susan. Today, Jeff and Susan’s parents are still very involved in their grandchildren’s agricultural endeavors. Susan’s mom Judy Waters attends many of the shows in Missouri and never misses a Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Dale and Marilyn Rhode, Jeff’s parents, gave the grandsons their first Angus show heifers. “All of our siblings are showing livestock with their kids, and they have been a tremendous support as well,” said Susan. “It’s special for us to do what we love with our family.” It’s that love that spearheaded the couple to fill the vacant junior advisor positions for the Missouri Junior Hereford Association (MJHA) three years ago. Their own college pursuits, career choices and ultimately deciding to become husband and wife was all based on their involvement through junior breed associations. Jeff and Susan couldn’t think of a better way to give back and ensure a bright future for dozens of other youth by providing guidance through the MJHA.

their sons to be involved. They can see in them, as well as many other juniors, how it molds and shapes them, directing their lives for years to come. Juniors are recognizing this too. Rachael Bagnell, recently retired MJHA member, was quick to point out how the Rhode couple shaped and developed her, always available in any way possible. “Jeff and Susan have dedicated a ton of time and effort in the junior Hereford program,” said Bagnell. “There are a lot of things that I feel all of our state advisors do that may go unnoticed.” Bagnell, like others, is inspired by the example the Rhodes have set so much so that she hopes to be involved in helping youth. “They display diligence, hard work, professionalism and lastly but certainly not least compassion,” said Bagnell. “They set the perfect example for our youth through

Being a part of the MJHA and Missouri Hereford Association gives the Rhode family not only a “home base” for their involvement with the Hereford breed but a broader “Hereford family” to share experiences with. “Some of our favorite memories have been made with our Hereford family,” said Susan. Susan and Jeff believe the junior association impact to be so valuable and are grateful for 30

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the hard work they put into their family’s cattle operation, as well as the work and time they invest into the junior association.” Kyla Waters, Jeff and Susan’s sister-in-law, echoes how inspirational Rhodes have been to her daughter Kristin. “The two characteristics that come to mind are patience and encouragement,” said Waters. “Jeff and Susan are both willing to provide feedback and input in order to improve on any given skill.” Jeff and Susan participated in intercollegiate livestock judging at University of Illinois and University of Missouri, respectively. While they knew of each other, it wasn’t until Susan began her job in public relations at the American Angus Association that their love story began. Susan’s role at major shows was at the photo backdrop, and Jeff along with his family always seemed to be there. “The rest was history,” as Susan admits.

For young Kristin, she had always wanted to be a part of the fitting process to prepare her heifers for show. Susan has gently and patiently provided training to Kristin to get involved with things such as balling tails. “This year at junior nationals, Kristin put up all the tails,” said Kyla. “Kristin really felt honored knowing that Susan approved of the work that she had completed.” That’s just how Susan is though. She’s always encouraging and the biggest cheerleader to the Missouri youth. She’s been very persistent in getting the juniors Bottom: Susan fondly remembers when Isaac won his first class at the involved on the state and local level, JNHE, a great feat for any junior with ambitions on the national stage. always pushing the contests at the JNHE. Her guidance has allowed individuals to find their talents and strengths and that really shines through on the national stage. Top: Gavin enjoys showing his Hereford cattle at various state shows, as well as the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Both he and Isaac have learned a great deal through the Missouri junior program as well as 4-H and FFA programs.

“We have encouraged members to participate in sales or speaking contests and watch them succeed in ways they never imagined,” said Susan. “Just this summer we watched four of our MJHA members make it to the buzzer round of the Hereford Bowl at JNHE and walk away as the reserve champion junior team. Watching these kids learn, gain confidence and grow in their journey with Herefords has been rewarding.” It’s these types of memories that Susan and Jeff hold dear in their hearts. It is a labor of love serving as a junior advisor, as they put it. “You need a passion for what the program can do for kids and how being involved benefits them and their families,” said Susan. The couple had a few goals going into the job as advisors and a few things they’ve learned along the way too. They find that making decisions based on what is best for the

association and its future has been key. The advisorship should leave the association a little better than they found it – organizationally, financially, involvement level, and so on. They’ve learned to accept the fact that not everyone is going to have the same opinion or agree, and that’s OK. In the end, it’s about providing an organization where kids can be a part of something bigger than themselves through learning, growing and succeeding. Jeff, Susan, Isaac and Gavin Rhode run 25 purebred Herefords and Angus cows in northwest Missouri. Their goals include producing quality purebred females the family can show and retain in their herd, plus sell bulls to commercial producers in the region. Birth weight has been a major factor in AI sire selection, as the Rhodes understand the demand of low-birth-weight bulls from their commercial cattlemen. The entire herd is synchronized in groups and artificially inseminated. Jeff and Susan knew they wanted to provide this way of life for their boys, not only providing them knowledge and skills but also an appreciation for hard work and responsibility. The MJHA has furthermore taught them leadership skills, cooperation and compromise. Growing up in a small hometown, it’s allowed them to see the state of Missouri and the United States, making friends everywhere along the way. When COVID hit the world last year, the Rhode boys were fully equipped to understand where their food came from and how agriculture contributed to society. The world seemed like it had stopped, yet “their daily lives hardly changed at all” as their parents recall. “Like other farm kids they kept pushing forward with their livestock projects and chores,” said Susan. Agriculture is critical in so many ways, even beyond food consumption. Families such as the Rhodes are an integral part in the food supply chain, no matter what else is going on in the world. As Isaac and Gavin choose career fields, either a future career in agriculture or to be an advocate for the industry, the basis of production agriculture they have gained will forever be a part of them. Left: Isaac is actively involved in breeding the Rhode’s cow herd through artificial insemination. Middle Left: Susan attended her first junior nationals in 1980 in Ohio and her last one in Georgia in 1993 as the retiring chairman of the junior Polled Hereford board. Isaac attended his first junior nationals in 2011 in Kansas City and along with Gavin haven’t missed one since. The family has attended 25 national shows combined! Middle Right: Gavin and Isaac enjoy the farm life and daily care of their animals. Right: The Missouri State Fair is something special to the Rhode family each August. Jeff can be found showing in the open show and the kids in the junior show.

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Bright News and Goals for the Industry

industry from the ground up. “The Hereford Feedout program is a great way for purebred producers to get involved in feeding cattle at a low-risk way and doesn’t take a lot of financial commitment,” he shares. “They will get the information back on their cattle to make better genetic improvements.”

When demand shifted from foodservice to retail last year, beef market share increased 2%. This compares to a 20-year period where beef gained 6% of the market, news certainly worth celebrating. “We went from 40% to 46% of the dollar spent between 1998 to 2019, and that jumped 2% last year alone,” said CattleFax Vice President of Industry Affairs Kevin Good. “We took market share away from both pork and poultry.” According to Good, this data is a positive. “It tells us we’ve got a higher quality, more consistent product, and consumers are willing to pay a wider price premium for beef compared to pork and poultry.” He stresses that cow-calf producers make improvements to get top dollar for their cattle. “If you’re involved in the industry and you’re not making the changes, you’re not improving your herd or what you’re producing, over time instead of getting average or premiums, you’re going to start to get discounts and bigger discounts,” he says.

Those that are doing a

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animal health, nutrition and genetics. They know that dollars spent in those three avenues bring

Brightwell adds, “It goes back to putting themselves in the commercial cattleman’s shoes, learning more about feeding cattle and how the whole segment works, to then go back to their purebred cows and make their selections always thinking the next step ahead.”

AHA Annual Membership Meeting & Conference The American Hereford Association Annual Membership Meeting and Conference is held each fall in Kansas City, Mo., and brings together the membership for a trade show, educational sessions, Honorees Reception and meeting where three new members of the Board of Directors are elected.

back more dollars at the

When it comes to making improvements . at the cow-calf level, Good stresses three areas in which to invest. “Those that are doing a better job typically are willing to pay more for animal health, nutrition and genetics. They know that dollars spent in those three avenues bring back more dollars at the bottom line. They’re able to improve efficiency and reproduction, so they have a higher percentage calf crop, and they also have heavier weaning weights — there’s more calves and more pounds to sell.”

bottom line

Over the last decade, the American Hereford Association (AHA) reports a 150% growth in marbling and an 86% growth in rib eye area. The Association’s feedout programs give producers data to make more informed breeding decisions.

This year’s meeting and conference will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Loews Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Watch for the complete schedule to be announced at


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Grand Champion 4-H Heifer & Overall Champion TKCC Diamond Club 001 ET I Reg: 44161906 Sire: CH HIGH ROLLER 756 ET Beau Ann Graves, Chillicothe, MO

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Judge: Jara Settles, Leavenworth, KS

Grand Champion 4-H Bull MH 5280 Legacy 0624 ET I Reg: 44195803 Sire: CRR 5280 Taylor MIiller, Lebanon, MO


Junior Champion: Payton Henderson, Buffalo, MO Junior Reserve: Bea Ann Graves, Chillicothe, MO Senior Champion: Grant Ward, Oak Grove, MO Senior Reserve: Taylor Miller, Lebanon, MO SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS sponsored by the Hereford Women of Missouri Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Heifer MAV BLESSED SIBYLLA 037H ET I Reg: 44178414 Sire: C BLACK HAWK DOWN ET Grant Ward, Oak Grove, MO

Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Bull JRE Be Bold 2004 I Reg: 44223081 Sire: ECR SHAMELESS 7586 ET Jorja Ebert, Kansas City, MO

Grand Champion FFA Heifer BACC D715 Monica 075 ET I Reg: 44231540 Sire: T/R BPF AMERICANCLASSIC 561CET Aiden Kleinman, Wentworth, MO

Grand Champion FFA Bull VBCC Ranchero 08G ET I Reg: 44138580 Sire: CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 Cade Shepherd, Mt. Vernon, MO

Grand Champion FFA Cow-Calf PRF 408B Misty 711E I Reg: 43875125 Sire: GG TIME 0124 408B Taylor McGlothlin, Richmond, MO


Champion: Kinleigh Bolin, Walnut Grove, MO Reserve: Atley Kleinman, Wentworth, MO SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS sponsored by the Hereford Women of Missouri

Reserve Grand Champion FFA Heifer AC LF Red Hot 204H ET I Reg: 44174339 Sire: BR BELLE AIR 6011 Kinleigh Bolin, Walnut Grove, MO


Reserve Grand Champion FFA Bull 4B Alexander’s Sensation 2010 I Reg: 44184069 Sire: CHURCHILL SENSATION 028X Brayde Adam, Lathrop, MO MSF Show Results | Sept 2021

2021 Missouri State Fair Open Show |

Aug. 15, 2021


Sedalia, MO


Judge: Taylor Graham, Miami, OK

Grand Champion Heifer TKCC Diamond Club 001 ET I Reg: 44161906 Sire: CH HIGH ROLLER 756 ET Beau Ann Graves, Chillicothe, MO

Grand Champion Bull APH 4356 Colorado 15G I Reg: 44040662 Sire: R EXCITEMENT 4356 Butler Polled Herefords, Aufdenberg Polled Herefords, Falling Timber Farms

Grand Champion Cow-Calf THA 190Z Trinity J614 I Reg: 43745079 Sire: NJW 78P TWENTYTWELVE 190Z ET Triple H Acres, Miller, MO

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer BACC D715 Monica 075 ET I Reg: 44231540 Sire: T/R BPF AMERICANCLASSIC 561CET Aiden Kleinman, Wentworth, MO

Reserve Grand Champion Bull THA 66589 Ernest 004H I Reg: 44119072 Sire: /S MANDATE 66589 ET Triple H Acres, Miller, MO

Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf 6MC 2296 SOPHISTICATION 942 ET I Reg: 44064969 Sire: UPS SENSATION 2296 ET Lexi Craig, Stanberry, MO

2021 Missouri State Fair Junior Steer Show |

Aug. 17, 2021


Sedalia, MO


Judge: Chris Mullinix

Reserve Champion Missouri Born, Bred and Raised FFA Steer Taylor McGlothlin, Richmond MO (not pictured)

Grand Champion FFA Steer Overall Champion Missouri Born, Bred and Raised FFA Steer Sydney Marek, Salisbury, MO

Reserve Grand Champion FFA Steer Isaac Rhode, Stewartsville, MO

Grand Champion 4-H Steer Champion Missouri Born, Bred and Raised 4-H Steer Aubrey Ritchie, Boonville, MO

Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Steer Reserve Champion Missouri Born, Bred and Raised 4-H Steer Jensen Decker, Centralia, MO


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Junior Show: Grand Champion Heifer

Open Show: Grand Champion Heifer

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Junior Show: Reserve Grand Champion Heifer BACC P715 MONICA 075 ET I 44231540 Sire: T/R BPF AMERICAN CLASSIC 561CET Aiden Kleinman, Wentworth, MO

Junior Show: Reserve Grand Champion Bull VBCC RANCHERO 08G ET I 44138580 Sire: CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 Cade Shepherd, Mount Vernon, MO

Junior Show: Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair BR BRIENNE 6633 ET I P43741122 Sire: CRR ABOUT TIME 743 MaryGrace Warden, Halfway, MO

Junior & Open Show: Grand Champion Bull MH 5280 LEGACY 0624 ET I P44195803 Sire: CRR 5280

Bred and Owned Junior Show Winner: Grant McMillen

Taylor Miller, Lebanon, MO

Junior Showmanship Winner: Jorja Ebert Senior Showmanship Winner: Rachel Hopper

Open Show: Reserve Grand Champion Heifer CORKS ARK GRACE 4100130ET I 44139529 Sire: ADVANCE 628 Atley Kleinman, Wentworth, MO

Open Show: Reserve Grand Champion Bull MH FOUNDATION 0667 I 44243326 Sire: H FHF ADVANCE 628 ET Tory Miller, Lebanon, MO

Open Show: Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair BR BRIENNE 6633 ET I P43741122 Sire: CRR ABOUT TIME 743

Junior & Open Show: Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair TAR 327B RIBEYE BURGUNDY 16G I P44058693 Sire: GKB 88X RIBEYE 327B

MaryGrace Warden, Halfway, MO

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District 1: Director – Amy Phillips

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District 3: Director – Mary Beth Ray District 5: Director – Eric Adkins

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District 7: Director – Mike McCorkill

District 6: Director – Rick Steinbeck

CHOATE Polled Herefords Mike and Cathy Choate 417-880-3925 Nathan and Julie Warner 417-298-5968


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5373 South 226th Road Pleasant Hope, MO 65725

Out of State

District 8: Director – Travis McConnaughy

District 9: Director – Darrell Aufdenberg

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Advertising Index 4B Livestock 39 ABS 25 AbraKadabra Cattle Co. 32 Alex Roth Polled Herefords 40 AMR Cattle Co. 40 Aufdenberg Polled Herefords 41, 43 Bakerville Cattle Co. 39 Belzer Farms 42 Biglieni Farms 40 Blue Ribbon Farms 40 Bonebrake Herefords Back Cover Bourbeuse Bend Herefords 40 Butler Polled Herefords 9, 43 Central MO Polled Hereford Breeder’s Assoc 7 Choate Polled Herefords 40 College of the Ozarks 22-23 Crutsinger Hereford Farm 10 Day’s Family Farm 33 Decker Herefords 39 Dogwood Farm 41 Duvall Polled Herefords 40 Falling Timber Farm 15, 43 Ferguson Polled Herefords 39 Gregory Hereford Ranch 10 Gregory Polled Herefords 28 H&H Herefords 39 H&H Show Supply 39 Holmes Hereford Farm 40 J. D. Bellis Family 6 Jensen Bros. 33 Jordan Herefords 37 Journagan Ranch / Missouri State 3 Kauffman Hereford Farm 39

Around the Barn Laze-D Herefords 39 Lizzie’s Polled Herefords 41 Lorenzen Farms 27 Ludwig Farms 40 Malone Hereford Farm 41 McCorkill Family Farms 28 McMillen’s Toothacre Ranch 41 Menzies Cattle Co. 28 Missouri Hereford Association 13 Neighbors Cattle Co. 24 Networth Feeds and Feeding 41 Open Range Cattle Co. 9 Perks Ranch 11 Phillips-Renner Farms 10 R&L Polled Herefords 41 Rapp Premium Genetics 39 Reynolds Herefords 18-19, 39 Rocking F Polled Herefords 40 Roth Hereford Farm 39 Rural Route Creations 21 Shingle Oaks Polled Herefords 41 Shoenberger Polled Herefords 41 Show Me Genetic Services 28 Souders Farm 40 Steinbeck Farms 37 Thompson Herefords 8 Tri-L Polled Herefords 36 Triple H Acres 20 Towner Farm 41 Waters Farm 39 WMC Cattle Co. 2 WPH Ranch 29

Obituary for Scott Adam Eric Scott Knight Adam, 53, of Lathrop, Mo., died Friday, July 30, 2021, at a Liberty Missouri hospital. Born on Sept. 9, 1967, in Smithville, Mo., to Ronald and Irene (Knight) Adam. Scott was a graduate of Plattsburg High School, class of 1986. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri and followed with his Master of Education Degree from Northwest Missouri State University. He was the Agricultural Education teacher at Plattsburg High School, where he just celebrated his 25th year of service. He was actively involved in FFA, Missouri Agriculture Teachers Association, Missouri Hereford Association, Clinton County 4-H, and the Clinton County Extension and Fair Board. On Dec. 18, 1993, he married Tammy Thompson who survives of the home. Other survivors include four daughters: Bailey Pope, Liberty, Mo., Britney Adam, Chillicothe, Mo., Brooklyn Adam, Maryville, Mo., and Brayde Adam of the home. Also, his parents Ron and Irene Adam, Lathrop, Mo., sister Beverly (Kent) Hartland, and brother David (DruAnn) Adam both of Smithville. His grandchildren include Braylynn and Brue and in-laws are Lawrence and Connie Thompson, sister-in-law, Terri (Rick) Salsbury, and four nephews and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Baylor Gray Thompson. Healing farewell services were held Wed., Aug. 4, 2021, at 1pm at Plattsburg High School, Plattsburg, Mo. Friends began paying their respects beginning at 11a.m. Wednesday, at the school. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburg, Mo. Memorial gifts may be made to the Scott Adam Memorial Fund, to support youth in agriculture. An online guestbook and obituary can be found at

Tye and Lauren to Wed Matt and Barb Reynolds along with Phil and Cindy Moss and Michelle Moss are pleased to share their children Tye Reynolds and Lauren Moss, respectively, will be wed on September 4 at 4 p.m. at Paradise Park, Moberly, Mo. Tye works for Crown Power and Equipment, Salisbury, Mo., as a parts salesman and Lauren is a shared tech with the Randolph County Soil and Water/NRCS office, Moberly, Mo. They will reside as a newly wed couple at 3295 Hwy C, Huntsville, Mo. 65259.


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