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Come Join Us! NY- Angus Seedstock Capitol of the World
ON THE COVER: NYAA MEMBER Trowbridge Farms, Ghent, NY
Travis Walton Linwood, NY 14486 â€˘ (585) 703-1476 TravisSTS9860@gmail.com TravisSTS9860@gmail.com
Always offering our genetics for sale. Stop by and visit anytime! - Walton Family
Trowbridge Family Affair Angus Female Sale Saturday, September 20, 2014 Ghent, NY Sinclair K Bty 8R102 E118
N Bar Kinochtry Beauty F4439
WaltonsWay Kinochtry Beauty 37 (17794193) â€˘ DOB 8/13/13 Offering a deep bodied fall heifer calf from the same family as the powerful Kinochtry Beauty F4439, also descending form the same family as the past high selling donation female for the Angus Foundation, Sinclair K Bty 8R102 E118. This August yearling heifer is by Connealy In Sure 8524 from a dam by Sinclair Picasso.
New York Angus Association www.NY-Angus.com President Doug Giles 538 Rte. 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-6221 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice-President Craig Simmons 1944 St Rte 66, Ghent, NY 12075 518-858-4461 email@example.com Secretary/Treasurer Robert Groom
8974 Lyons Marengo Rd, Lyons, NY 14489
315-573-2569 Robert@angus.us Past President Mike Shanahan
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Upcoming Angus Events Beef Day at NY State Fair Supreme Champion Show Reception sponsored by NY Angus Association August 26 • Syracuse, NY NY State Fair Angus Show August 25-28 • Syracuse, NY Angus Hill Production Sale August 30 • Randolph, NY Stillwater Angus Production Sale September 13 • Stillwater, NY Trowbridge Angus Annual Female Sale September 20 • Ghent, NY Big E, Eastern States Exposition, Angus Shows September 24 • Springfield, MA Tullyfergus/Fleur de lis/McCracken Vu/ Kelley/Walbridge Angus Production Sale at Fleur de lis Farm September 27 • Seneca Falls, NY Bi-Annual Beef Tour with Mike Baker September 24-28 • West Virginia Keystone Int. Expo Angus Show October 3-5 • Harrisburg, PA Cow Power Angus Sale at Rally Farms October 11 • Millbrook, NY Coby Classic Fall Festival Show at Cobleskill Fairgrounds October 10-12 • Cobleskill, NY Coby Classic Show Calf Sale at Cobleskill Fairgrounds October 11 • Cobleskill, NY Hidden Acres Angus Complete Dispersal at Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Monday, October 13 • Canandaigua, NY National Angus Convention & Annual Meeting November 4-6 • Kansas City, MO
Newsletter Deadlines & Publish Dates: Deadline 10/1, Published 11/1 - Regular Issue
Note From the Editor www.NY-Angus.com Mike Shanahan, 518-598-8869
Trust in the Source Why do our customers need to trust us? Why do consumers need to trust us? Whether we are selling purebred Angus cattle for breeding or selling direct retail beef cuts to the consumer, trust is essential. It starts with education, having the right product, and offering the best service. If you are the source of new genetics for a herd, the building block for some- one else, there is a lot riding on what you raise. Do you have genetics that will meet the customers needs? Will your cattle have longevity in their feet & legs, and breed back efficiently? If the main goal is to compete in the show ring - do they have what it takes to be competitive? Ask yourself these questions and be honest. This will lead you to a better product, with a better outcome. Educate your customers and any end-user consumers you deal with. When they know how passionate you are, they will feel that energy and will gain confidence. When they understand how your animals are treated, and raised with so much care, the door is open for your business to grow and will help your customers to use the same principles. Customer service is something that should never be treated lightly. Knowing when you are praised always feels great, and it instills confidence in what you are doing for the future. Knowing when something is not right for a cus- tomer is essential, so you can help to fix or eliminate the problem. Being the one with every answer is not always needed, but being there to help in some way, some fashion, always accomplishes the main goal of customer satis- faction. How can we help you to be the best producers you can be? Angus Angles wants to cater to what your needs are, large & small. Do we need to be more accessible to read? More nutrition articles? More veterinarian outlooks? More opportunities to advertise your farm? Let us know and we will be the best source for you and your family to gain industry and regional information. As always, Thanks for doing what you do,
Mike Shanahan Editor Angus Angles
NEW YORK – THE MOTHER CHURCH OF ANGUS HISTORY T O M B U R K E
Written for the National Angus Tour in New York in 2013 and originally printed in the Trowbridge Family Angus Sale Book in 2013. The year 2013 is very historic as it marks the 140th year that the ﬁrst Angus ca le came to the United States of America in 1873 from the homeland of Scotland. It also marks the 130th Anniversary of the beginning of the American Angus Associa-‐ on as it was born on Wednesday evening, November 21, 1883 at the Grand Paciﬁc Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The year 2013 also marks the ﬁrst me in breed history that the Na onal Angus Tour has visited the state of New York. Frank B. Redﬁeld of Wigwam Farm at Batavia, New York, was a pioneer. He established the Angus breed in America, the very ﬁrst located herd in the Eastern part of the United States. As a result of a trip to Scotland in 1879, Redﬁeld selected four head from the Kinochtry herd. All were sired by the Pride of Aberdeen bull, Shad , a son of Prince of Wales 2d , out of a Pride of Aberdeen 5th . The bull in this group, Field Marshall , was out of Eliza of Kinochtry . The females were Third Baroness of Kinochtry , Favourite 9th , and Princess 8th . These three females represented the Baroness, Prin-‐ cess and Favourite families, all well respected and popular tribes at that me. The purity of the Keillor blood found in the Kinochtry herd a racted Redﬁeld even though many of the ca le he purchased were by the outcross bull, Shah . In 1881, Frank B. Redﬁeld made a second importa on consis ng of 7 heifers and 11 bulls. Five of the females were of the old Kinochtry families. The other two were Minas, a family based on a Keillor background, but developed at Tillyfour. Manrico  was the reputa-‐ on sire of the group. He was by St Clair  who also sired Blackcap . A son, Baron Manrico , headed the J.J. Rodgers herd in Illinois and many daughters excelled in other Midwest herds. Favonius , another bull in the group, was from a sire/daughter ma ng of Shad  to a daughter that Redﬁeld also chose. Redﬁeld’s early success in the show ring was quite impressive. Showing a dozen head in 1881, he won First Place on the young herd at the Illinois State Fair and the St. Louis Fair. Manrico  was Sweepstakes Bull and Princess 8th was Sweepstakes Female of the 63-head St. Louis Show where nearly all of his females won their classes. The Redﬁeld herd was at Batavia for about six years, during which me most of Redﬁeld’s customers were from the Midwest. The ﬁrst animal owned by Es ll & Ellio of Missou-‐ ri, a herd of enormous inﬂuence on the development of the breed, was purchased from Redﬁeld. He established a partnership with Dr. C.S. Rice of Disco, Illinois and with Francis Wilson & Son of Knoxville, Illinois. The Redﬁeld-Rice partnership used Lohengrin  and Basu-‐ to , the bull that Anderson & Findlay imported. It dispersed in 1890. The Redﬁeld-Wilson partnership used Prince of the Blood  and Black Baronet . It dispersed in 1893. In the 130-year history of the American Angus Associa on, three peo-‐ ple from New York have served as Na onal President: Oakleigh Thorne of Briarcliﬀ Farms, Pine Plains, New York in 1929, 1930 and 1931; Allan A. Ryan of Ankony Farms, Rhinebeck, New York in 1965; and Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Angus, Ghent, New York in 2013. In 1886, Frank Redﬁeld of Batavia, New York served as Vice President of the American Angus Associa on. Phillip R. Park of Buﬀalo, New York served on the Board of Directors of the American Angus Associa on from 1927 through 1932. Frank Hayden of Wyoming, New York served on the Board of Directors of the American Angus Associa on in 1927. H.W. Pew of Pine Plains, New York served on the Board of Directors of the American Angus Associa on in 1935. Frederick Bontecou of Millbrook, New York served on the Board of Directors of the American Angus Associa on from 1940 through 1945. Myron Fuerst Of Globe Hill Stock Farm, Pine Plains, New York served on the Board of Directors of the American Angus Associa on from 1945 through 1951. Carlo Pat-‐ erno of Meadow Lane Farm, North Salem, New York served on the Board of Directors of the American Angus Associa on
from 1968 through 1970. Jesse M. Bontecou, Rally Farms, Millbrook, New York, served as Vice President of the American Angus Associa on in 1976. Two of the strong-hold coun es for Angus ca le over the past 75 years have been Dutchess and Columbia coun es, located on the Hudson River north of New York City. Oakleigh Thorne purchased Briarcliﬀ Farms, consis ng of 4,200 acres in Pine Plains, New York (Dutchess County) in 1918, and purchased his ﬁrst Aberdeen Angus ca le in 1924. Briarcliﬀ exhibited the Interna onal Grand Champion Female in 1927, In-‐ terna onal Grand Champion Bull in 1930 and the Interna onal Grand Champion Steers in 1931 and 1933 along with numerous other prominent individuals. Oak-‐ leigh Thorne was the director of the Interna onal Livestock Exposi on and was in-‐ ducted into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery then later into the American Her-‐ itage Founda on in 1983. Briarcliﬀ had a tremendous impact on many herds throughout the North American con nent, and the Briarcliﬀ preﬁx can be found in many pedigrees today. Dutchess county was also the home of Bethel Stock Farm where Frank Richards, Dale Fletcher, Roland Ehlers and Robert Williams rose to fame. In 1935, New York City businessman, Allan A. Ryan, purchased the Ankony Farm and added a select group of ten Briarcliﬀ-bred heifers. Ankony was located on the banks of the Hudson River in Dutchess County, New York. Through the 1939 Interna onal Bull Sale he purchased the founda on herd sire for Ankony, Blackbird Barry. In 1947, Eileenmere 1032 was purchased as a 10-month-old youngster in the Tolan Farms Sale for a record price of $30,000 and he went on to be the 1949 Interna onal Grand Champion Bull. Ankony was the home of twice-Interna onal Reserve Grand Champion Bull in 1951 and 1951, Homeplace Eileenmere 999-35. Ankony Farm was the home of many rec-‐ ord-breaking sales and also showed numerous Best Ten Head at the Chicago Interna onal Livestock Show consis ng of all bulls. In 1948, Lee Leachman joined the Ankony partnership as well as Lee’s brother, Lester. Ankony Farm was the home of the 1953 Interna onal Grand Champion Bull, O Bardoliermere, and 1964 Interna onal Grand Champion Bull, Ankonian President. The record-breaking Ankony Dispersal grossed $2,681,500 on October 13, 14 and 15, 1966; it included the 1964 Interna onal Grand Champion Bull, Ankonian President, who sold at one-half interest for $203,000 as did the fa-‐ mous Ankonian Jingo 2. New York state and Dutchess County is also the home of the pioneer Rally and Walbridge herds, both located in Dutchess County. Sayre Farms of Phelps, New York owned by Sayre MacLeod, was the home of many great Angus ca le including Ankonian Dynamo, who was the 1972 Interna onal Grand Champion Bull and Grand Champion at the 1972 and 1973 Na onal West-‐ ern Stock Show as well as being the sire of Sayre Patriot, Registra on No. 9000000, who was Grand Champion at the 1977 and 1978 North American Interna onal Shows and the 1978 Na onal Western Stock Show. Sayre Farms was responsible for breeding and exhibi ng many outstanding Angus ca le. In the early 1970’s, New York businessman, Jerome Brody, established Gallagher Farms near Ghent, New York. Gallagher Farms was to become the home of Manha an Gal, the ﬁrst Triple Crown Winner and Grand Champion at the 1976 All American Angus Breeders Futurity as well as Supreme Champion and Grand Champion at the 1976 North American Inter-‐ na onal and the 1977 Na onal Western Stock Show, as well as the 1976 Ameri-‐ can Royal. Phil Trowbridge, an employee of Gallagher Farms, was on his honey-‐ moon in 1976 and discovered Sayre Patriot, where Mark Richardson was the ma-‐ nager, and ul mately an interest was purchased by Gallagher Farms. Patriot went on to sire three Denver Grand Champion Females and was one of the all me high semen sales bulls in the Angus breed. Today, the state of New York is the home of many progressive, successful herds. The New York Angus Associa on con nues to be strong. On May 11, 2013, the New York Angus Associa on hosted the 78th Anniversary of the New York State Angus Sale, one of the oldest, most con-‐ nuous sales of its kind and was held at the Angus Hill Farm in Randolph, New York where a new record was set for the New York State Sale averaging $4,120. Unfortunately, space does not permit to review all of the signiﬁcant herds that have made the state of New York such a landmark. Today, you will ﬁnd the Angus spirit and the Angus excitement level at an all me high in the Empire State— New York.
A family commitment to sound Angus gene cs
By Steven E Smith Courtesy of: Country Folks
and farm marke ng.
Marke ng Ma er at Walbridge Angus Deep in the heart of Angus seed stock country, the Walbridge Angus herd is going strong today. Known as a respected Angus herd within breeder circles for many years, today the Walbridge herd is owned and managed by a young family that has taken added steps of bringing their products and customers together. Walbridge Angus started when the farm was established by George Wal- bridge Perkins in 1950. The Perkins family developed a presence in the Angus breed through careful matings that yielded a internationally recog- nized results. The Perkins Walbridge bred the 1968 International Grand Champion Female with Walbridge Barbara 12 and the 1967 Royal High- land Champion Bull, Great Northern. Walbridge cattle were recognized in the show ring by the time the family dispersed their herd in the 1981, save a small group of cattle. Enter Doug and Cheryl Giles, who came to work at the Walbridge Farm in 1994. “I came to Eastern New York to help with a beef sale. While here I was offered a job and I stayed.” Doug met Cheryl and their life was rooted in Millbrook, NY. In 2007, the Giles had the opportunity to pur- chase the operation from the Perkins family where they continue to lease the land today. Recently, Giles, who serves as Vice President of the NY Angus Association, was one of the host farms for the National Angus Tour. As with the whole industry of agriculture, all farmers are faced with the decision to accept the farm gate price for their production at the basic wholesale price or to implement a pro- cessing and marketing plan that generates a higher value for their products. The latter is termed vertical integration and the implementation of the practice can aid a farm to realize more net revenue per unit as well as gain additional market share because they reach customers who would otherwise not pur- chase from them. Since purchasing Walbridge Angus, the Giles family has established their Walbridge Farm Market at the farm. “Little Rest is the name for the little hamlet that existed here in yesteryear. Back then there was a general store and a few other buildings when this place served as a ‘Little Rest’ for horse drawn wagons traveling up the hills out of the valley. When we decided to renovate an old granary for the farm store it was symbolic of that history of this place,” stated Dan Foss, Herdsman at Walbridge.
Since starting the farm store, Walbridge Angus has had positive results from the endeavor. “The direct market has permitted us to continue our business by improving the cash flow,” stated Giles. Since its inception, the Walbridge Farm Market store is now marketing a steer a week. The product offering includes beef, pork, chicken eggs, milk, yo- gurt, cheese, vegetables, fruits, pasta, jams, jellies and other products from the valley. “We are pleased with the reception that the local community has shown us. “We are open Thursday through Sunday and we have seen steady traffic. Our customers know that the beef we sell in our store is the same beef we feed our children,” added Giles. The Walbridge Farm operation is home to 250 registered Angus cattle. As part of the operation, Giles indicated that they manage about 25 head for an- other breeder whose animals are housed at Walbridge. Giles gave credit to members of the farm staff that assist him with the care of the herd and produc- tion of the crops while describing the farm business to Angus breeders who toured the farm during the National Angus tour. “We have an excellent team here that is close like many families would be. Our growth and expansion of operations is possible because of them.” “With regards to herd management, the team’s focus is pasture manage- ment so that our animals can be kept on pasture from May to Christmas.” Over the winter months, the herd is fed corn silage from Harvesters and baleage for the forage based feeding program. The Walbridge farm consists of 900 owned acres combined with another 900 acres leased. “When they come to the farm to purchase from us, they are going right to the source. We have noticed that there is interest in what we do on the farm that results in the beef they are buying. Consumers appreciate getting to know us and learn- ing that what we raise here is what they eat,” stated Giles. Along with farm operations and farm store management, Walbridge Angus is active in marketing genetics from their breeding herd. The marketing philos- ophy at Walbridge is to make the best genetics available across a spectrum of prices. They like to work with younger breeders who are looking to make a start in the business stated Giles. “We like to emphasize having cows that are going to go to work for a buyer and in every price range.” As one of the founding member farms that established the long running Cow Power Sales here in Eastern New York, Walbridge has a tradition of being a contributor to the seed stock cattle business. Originally started in 1972, the Cow Power sale today involves the breeder herds of Walbridge, Heathcote, Rally, Sir William as well as Spring Hill Farm in Vermont and River Bend Angus of New Jersey. Giles added that there are good cattle all over New York State thanks to a strong state Angus association. “I believe there will be opportunities in the beef community.” “For us, getting the opportunity to take over here at Walbridge has been fantastic,” said Giles. It requires a willingness to be aggressively focused on strengths and performance of the business as well as assess new opportunities and be willing to change. “Ten years ago, I never thought we would be running a farm store but it has improved the bottom line of this business. What is more is that we have grown to appreciate educating and developing closer relationships with our customer base,” concluded Giles.
BY: PAUL TROWBRIDGE The view this month is from the tractor seat we are baling hay just perfect weather low humidity light winds and 75 deg. you couldn't order a better weather forecast even from Amazon and they tell me you can get anything from them. Our small farm now we just make small square bales we used to make only round bales but we sold the cows and now have alpacas and a few horses and if I am gone my first wife and my daughter in law can manage feeding everything without starting a bigger piece of equipment. My brother does 150 acres of hay a day all chopped and put in his bunk silo. I find for me since I retired a lot less stress than trying to pay your bills on the farm now I try very different things and have a ball doing it my neighbor asked what am I going to do with the 2 acres of sunflowers that I planted I told him I am not sure after my bees are done with them because that is the only reason I planted them it
gives them a great shot of pollen in the late summer and early fall we did plant a huge strip of clover this spring for our bees and it is blossom now and it smells so wonderful to walk thru on the way to my bee yard. This was a big week for my wife and I we put 25 chickens in the freezer that was amazing just 7 weeks old and they weighted 6-7 lbs. We than had our solar electric project finished the sun now furnishes all the electric our farm uses and runs my welder for those projects that I always have in my mind Last time I talked about our crank up phone and how our number was Corfu 234 well I got a letter in the mail that explanted that it was line 23 and the 4 was for 4 short rings I would like to thank whomever it was to settle that 60 year old mystery for me. One other thing that happened this week was the screen on my smart phone went black so off to the phone store I went the young person
behind the counter explanted to me that the phone was 15 months old the don't make it any more and the new technology was so much better I was better off getting a new ---BETTER--- one than they asked me what I thought I told them I was very happy their company never made farm equipment because my newest tractor was a 1961 and it still works great and still does what it was intended to do and I could fix it myself---- technology --- got to love it or NOT Thx For Readen Paul P.S. Please think of our lives like a wheelbarrow it wont go anyplace unless we PUSH it.
CELEBRATING RURAL AMERICA: THE COUNTY FAIR Robin Tassinari, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Albany Medical College
You many boast about the circus And the animals so rare, But for sport and real enjoyment Give me the County Fair. — from an advertising postcard, 1908 Summer is the time for vacations, beaches, and travel. Folks like to experience activities that help us feel close to American culture and history, and in so doing, we help educate our chil- dren about the same. Vacation travel many times offers this experience as we visit historical sites like Mt. Rushmore, or local museums in our counties. Another important link to our history is the county fair, which began as a showcase for county farm animals and other farm fare. Fairs in the United States date back to the mid 1800’s, and after the Civil War, “the thrill shows, contests and pageants that would become such an integral part of our experience — appeared to enliven the event” (Derek Nelson, author of The American State Fair). The fairs became highly anticipated events, and “for many people, the fair would mark the first time they saw electric lights and airplanes, and it helped farm families adapt to changing mores and accepted forms of en- tertainment, such as vaudeville.” Eventually fireworks and games were add- ed, as well as horse racing and workhorse competitions. County fairs were “a welcome distraction from the normally quiet rural life,” observes author Mary Shafter in the book Rural America, A Pictorial Folk Memory. And now all states have state or county fairs, where millions of people enjoy the over 3000 county fairs every year. In fact, it is estimated that more than 44 million people attended the top 60 American fairs annually, more than all major league baseball games combined. And for many families, the yearly events become rather traditional family events, where many fond memories are made. In some counties, the fair traditionally seems to mark the beginning of summer, and for others the end of summer and for the children, the beginning of the school year. We can all remember many things very vividly about fairs gone by: the rides, the animals, the exciting commotion, and even the smells. And why are those memories so clear to us, years later? There is always that sense of history (I always enjoyed watching the old one cylinder motors chugging along near the poultry section) as we recognize the yearly event as an age-old tradition. “Agricultural fairs help Americans remember their nation's history. Experts say such fairs are important because people need to remember that they are connected to the Earth and its products. They say people need to remember that they depend on animals for many things” (This is America, by Cynthia Kirk). “What sparks fairgoers to come back year after year is the combination of entertainment and education that the fair offers…. now that so many are removed from rural life, fairs remain a rare chance to reflect on the gift of agriculture, while demonstrating at the same time that animals are vital to human existence and deserving of our protection and compassion. Humans have had an inseparable relationship with animals and nature, as man has served as their sole caretaker for centuries” (Summer Time is Fair Time, by David White). Yet I really feel that the reason for such anticipation before, and fond memories after the fair is the powerful experience of com- munity participation. It seems that the sense of celebration, fun, belonging and community all make the fair experience much different than other events in our lives that we regularly experience. In the Psychological Sense of Community, Sarason describes this experience as "the perception of similarity to others, an acknowledged interdependence with others…. and the feeling that one is part of a larger dependable and stable structure”. It’s true that we can have a wonder- ful time on a trip to another state or even country, bring back pictures that chronicle our travel, and really feel we have enjoyed the experience. But you have to admit that there is also something very unique about attending the fair, seeing old friends, sneaking a first kiss on the Tilt-a-Whirl, being in a location that brings back very fond memories of years (sometimes MANY years) ago, feeling very comfortable in the fact that its in the same place, with pretty much the same setup, watching children delight in the goodies and rides, enjoying the shows, eating the food we rarely (probably a good thing) allow ourselves to eat, and hoping that we’ll be back again next year to an event that is always fun, is quite predictable and gives us a powerful feeling of belonging. Oh, and the cotton candy and beer tent are great too.
by Baxter Black, DVM Who would like RFDtv off the air? Or U.S. Farm Report? Who would like Farm Bureaus shut down, along with the National Cattlemen’s Assn, the Pork Producers, the Egg Council, the Northern Ag Network, Range Maga- zine, the Delmarva Farmer, the Farm Journal, the Beef Checkoff, the Brownfield Ag Network? Who would like to make it illegal for movie stars, sports stars, heroes, singers and baby calves to be pictured with a milk mous- tache? ANSWER: Any person or group that does not want people to know “Where their food comes from.” The first one that comes to mind is Humane Society of the U.S. (not associated with the local Humane Society in your home town). They make a living attempting to make farmers and ranchers look bad. I don’t question their mo- tive, it’s a job, it’s how they pay the bills. They come to work each day and send out letters asking for the “Cash” so they can “fight the evil farmers and ranchers.” As long as they can keep their donors misinformed, blindfolded and mislead about the whole truth, the “Cash” keeps comin’ in! Another factor that is critical, is to portray agriculture, be it modern or homegrown, as inhumane, environmen- tally harmful, and run by insensitive, country hicks who have no real moral attachment to the animals and the land…that it’s all about money. That is easy for them to understand since so much of their own time and effort and commitment is dedicated to the pursuit of “Cash”. There seems to be endless quasi-associations seeking funds to “protect and enhance the wildlife and the habitat, the heritage and the natural resources.” They pop up every time someone can find a cause that will stimulate the “Cash.” But just having a good cause is not enough. They must create a straw man to portray the enemy. That eliminates any deep inspection of the validity of their cause, and ranchers and farmers, hunters, miners, lumberjacks and oil field roughnecks fill their bill. Another influential group of people who don’t want people to know “Where their food comes from” are politi- cians with a prejudice against those who work the land. Their reasons are usually personal;; some childhood ani- mosity that is now being repaid because they have the power, a guilt complex because they were born with a golden spoon, maybe the only farmer he knows ran against him for office. Who knows? RFDtv is being dropped from some media networks that are intent on merging. The reason given is that a net- work about and for agriculture is not relevant to the modern urban viewer. HSUS, among others, will be thrilled! Agriculture on television is one of the few places where the consumer can get to know “Where their food comes from.” The presence of agriculture is growing. It’s not uncommon to see or hear news stories about farmers and ranchers. Most are good. Most reporters are reasonable people, they eat bacon and hamburger. They have a general concept that global population growth will demand more food, and that the USDA repre- sents and is involved with keeping our food safe. They are like most Americans, they trust farmers and ranchers and expect us to stay on top of things. We are able to do that because we have access to such a broad source of information, (re: first paragraph). We continue to educate and include the curious urban consumers in our thinking. We invite them to see for themselves;; to know the truth about our business and to show them “Where your food really comes from.” And that, my friends, is the last thing the Humane Society of the U.S., the extremist ANTI’s, and vengeful offended politicians want them to know.
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Dear New York Angus Breeders, Let me begin by saying thank you for the warm welcome I’ve received since joining the American Angus Association® team in your territory. I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and interact with your operations. Now, more than ever, is a tremendous time to be in the Angus business. Here’s why: Sales of registered Angus cattle generated more than $265 million in FY 2013, compared to just shy of $210 million in FY 2008. That’s a 26% increase, or more than $55 million in additional revenue for producers of registered Angus cattle. Best of all, when your commercial customers invest in quality genetics, they also gain access to the industry’s largest database of performance information and selec- tion tools. Now, that data continues to strengthen and gain accuracy as the Associa- tion incorporates DNA test results to provide genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs). This means that in addition to the pedigree, performance and progeny information that are used in the calculation and reporting of Angus EPDs, genomic test results have also been incorporated into the EPD. Genomics allow us to enhance predictability of current selection tools, achieve more accuracy on EPDs for younger animals, and characterize genetics for traits where it's difficult to measure the animal’s own performance for the trait, such as car- cass traits in breeding stock or maternal traits in bulls. In fact, depending on the trait, GE-EPDs on unproven animals have the same amount of accuracy as if they had already sired 8-20 calves. Angus breeders have sub- mitted over 65,000 genomic tests to date. If you have concerns or questions about how to implement this technology into your operation, please give me a call. In addition to being on the leading edge of genomic technology, the Association also provides several opportunities to market your cattle on innovative communications platforms. Print, radio, television, social media – you name it, and the American Angus Association has a way to connect with audi- ences, almost instantaneously, across the nation. The various Angus publications under the Association’s umbrella, the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin, are published monthly and also include digital components. The Angus Beef Bul- letin and Angus Beef Bulletin Extra electronic newsletter are both free-of-charge, all you need to do is sign up on www.angusjournal.com. And if you tune to RFD-TV or go online, you can watch episodes of the Association’s television programming, I Am Angus and The Angus Report. I Am Angus is a documentary series that encompasses all walks of life in the cattle business. It tells the story of how individuals and families make their living in the Angus breed, and why they love life on the farm or ranch. The Angus Report is a weekly news program that airs at 5:30 a.m. PST each Monday, and 11:30 a.m. PST each Saturday on RFD-TV. If you have Sirius XM Radio, you should also consider tuning in to Angus Talk, our weekly radio show that airs at 8 a.m. each Saturday on RURAL RADIO, Channel 80. Additionally, all of these opportunities present an advertising component that could be an affordable option for your next production sale or general operation promotion. The Angus Report reaches about 60,000 viewers per week, and I Am An- gus reaches more than 80,000 viewers per episode. To watch past episodes of either of these programs, visit www.ANGUS.org and click on videos. Thank you again for the opportunity to learn about your operations and help provide support from the American Angus Association. If there’s ever anything I can do for you, please let me know. I look forward to seeing you at Angus events this fall. Sincerely, Chris Jeffcoat Regional Manager American Angus Association 717-476-1496 firstname.lastname@example.org
COBY CLASSIC XVII SHOW CALF SALE! October 11, 2014 • 3:00 PM • Cobleskill Fairgrounds Sponsored by SUNY Cobleskill American Animal Producers Club
Open Show Heifers, Show Steers, Bred Heifers and Cow-Calf Pairs 30-40 head from some of the Northeast’s finest breeders A wide variety of breeds represented Held in conjunction with the three day NY Junior Beef Producers Fall Festival October 10,11 & 12
For FALL FESTIVAL information and entry forms for breeding, market, showmanship, and team fitting contests contact Jeanne White at (607) 423-4888 or email@example.com For SALE information, consignment forms or a catalog please contact the following: Donna Cappadona - Advisor • (518) 255-5262 • firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Jason Evans - Advisor • (304) 692-3950 • email@example.com Megan Andersen - Sale Chair • firstname.lastname@example.org Jared Brush - Sale Co-Chair • email@example.com
JUNIORS JOTTINGS New York State Junior
with scholarships, trips and other educational events! Thank you to everyone who supports our New York Junior Angus Association!
Article By: Sara Fessner, NYJAA Reporter
Let’s take a moment to recognize our six New York Angus Juniors who participated in the Junior Angus Nationals that was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to Kel- sey Librock, Matt Kelley, Jayne Bannister, Katie Hopkins, Sara Fessner and Anna King on their wonderful achievements during the week of July sixth through the twelfth. Our group brought a combined total of 8 head to the show and furthest traveled in our group was 750 miles each way. The week started Monday July seventh, with checking in cattle and checking out the trade show to see what every- one has in stock. Monday was a relaxing but exciting day for the Juniors. The New York Angus Juniors listened to a Weaver Educa- tional Clinic, while listening to Kirk Stierwalt talk about Showman- ship skills and tips. Not much longer after the clinic our Juniors had to start getting ready for the State Line Ups, pictures, and opening ceremony. We showed our New York Pride in blue t-shirts that were designed by Katie Hopkins. New York was one of the 35 states to walk through the ring for opening ceremony. After walking through the ring and watching the rest of the states walk through the ring too, the Juniors got a little “entertainment.” Farmer Derek sang multiple songs, such as “Feeding Cattle in the USA.” Junior Angus members from every state really loved Farmer Derek. After Opening Ceremo- ny, we settled the cattle in for the night at their tie outs. The Juniors all stuck together and everyone went to dinner together to discuss our team cook-off. Our Team Cook-off started at 11 am. All the Juniors wore their pink or blue button up Junior Angus shirts to look presentable. During our Cook-off we had to perform a skit while having a meal prepared for three judges. In our skit we had to talk about Cer- tified Angus Beef, which we are all thankful that Jayne Bannister is very knowledgeable about Certified Angus Beef. Our recipe “Steak Flatbread,” came from the Beef Checkoff Program, and our recipe took third place in the intermediate steak division. Mrs. Librock and Matt Kelley cooked the steak and prepared our dish for the judges. When we entered with our table we were slightly nervous until we saw our three judges. We had two very nice women Judges and Tom Burke. Which all three judges were amazing and we thank them for being our judges. After a successful cook-off at three o’clock the Juniors
boogied over to Champion’s Pavilion where the Sullivan’s Supply Educational Clinic was held. Sullivan Supply hosted a Stock Show University Clinic which consisted of four Ju- niors doing hands-on leg work. We all learned how to put adhesives in the legs to bone the legs as well as clip the legs to make them look good. After an hour of team fitting with a professor guiding us, Sullivans Supply handed out combs, posters and lots more of cool things, which ended the clinic. After the clinic the Juniors checked on the cattle then went across the fairgrounds on a bus to the Glass Barn. At the Glass Barn everyone enjoyed free banana splits and the acti- vities that the Glass Barn provided. In the Glass Barn you could enjoy a documentary about some farming practices, or
play a farming video game on a large screen or you could even go take a picture with all your friends “in” a soybean field or “in” a dairy barn then email it to yourself. The Glass Barn was a wonderful way to end our day. Wednesday was not a show day for the New York Juniors, most of the day bred-and-owned cattle were shown. The only thing the New York Juniors had in stock on Wednesday was the written quiz bowl test, which we did not make it into the finals (we placed 13 out of 29 teams). However, we didn’t mind as much be- cause we had a blast at the tailgate party and Corn Hole tournament. Matt Kelley and Katie Hopkins participated in the Corn hole tournament while others were traveling to other state booths to taste their yummy or not so yum- my treats. No one left hungry. Jayne Bannister participated in the public speaking contest and did an exemplary job! We would like to thank Kathie and Randy for getting our treat. We’d also like to thank the parents who helped serve and cook our state treat. As Thursday appeared, the bred and owned show resumed, the steer and bull show started along with showmanship. Katie Hopkins was the only one to show a steer from New York and Matt Kelley represented New York for Showmanship. After Showmanship four Juniors (Matt Kelley, Jayne Bannister, Kelsey Librock and Anna King) participated in team fitting. The judges thought that during team fitting the four Juniors communicated very well. Friday and Saturday were the two big days for us;; the owned heifer show started. New York had seven owned heifers to be shown in two days. Everyone helped each other with fitting and clipping cattle. Everyone worked really good with each other. If you want to know the placings of everyone’s heifers ‘ I suggest you go talk to a Junior who participated at Nationals and talk to them about their experience. Nationals was a great ex- perience for everyone who went and we’d love to share our experience. By the end of Friday and Saturday we were proud of ourselves and happy with how well our cattle performed. We would like to give a special thanks to Kathie and Randy Librock for all the wonderful work that they did to help get us to Nationals and to help us perform our best. We would also like to thank Mrs. Kelley for her hard work in creating our state display which helped us receive first place in Herdsmanship for our division. Many thanks is also given to Phil Trowbridge and Robert and Evie Groom for visiting and supporting the New York Junior Angus Association. Our Thanks is best sent out to everyone who helped put on the National Junior Angus show in Indiana this year so we could all participate and have a wonderful experience.
J UNIOR A NGUS R OYALTY R EPORTS A Trip to National Show.
By Jayne Bannister
On May 23rd and 24th I had the privilege of attending the Atlantic National Junior Angus Show in Timonium, MD. On Friday night, I attended the Royalty Reception where I learned the ins and outs of being an Angus Queen and how to properly represent the Angus community. I was able to meet other state queens and prin- cesses from the region, as well as Miss American Angus, Catherine Harward! During the Cow/Calf and the bred and owned show, I helped hand out ribbons and was even able to be in the Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Heifer picture! Thank you to the NY Angus Association and Board for helping me be able to attend!!
While at the NJAS this year, Anna King and I along with our guests (aka our awesome mothers!) were honored to be able to attend the Royalty Luncheon at the Indianapolis Zoo! It was a great time to meet the State Queens, and catch up with some I met at Atlantic National Show. While at the Luncheon we heard an update from Miss American Angus, Cat Harward, and a peech from the keynote speaker, 2009 Miss America Katie Stam Seymour! Afterward, we were allowed to walk around the zoo before heading back to take care of the cattle! A huge thank you to our mothers for going with us. Also a thank you to the American Angus Auxiliary and the Indiana Angus Association for putting on such an awesome event!
The At Home Checklist YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO READY HAIR FOR SHOW DAY
Rinse- Daily or up to multiple times per day Wash- when dirty or once a week (too much soaping can cause dandruff, or flat hair) Once you think you have rinsed all the soap out, rinse them again to make sure If cattle have white, wash these areas daily Products- Joy, or Dawn. Or any of the soaps that fitting companies sell Bright Lights- White areas BRUSH!!!! - Use a stiff rice root brush (Sullivan’s) To start training hair;; brush it all down, then ¾ forward, then straight forward. BRUSHING HAIR STRAIGHT UP WILL CAUSE CURLS AND KINKS !!!!!! Blower - Blow hair straight forward. Use a comb at the same time to break hair apart, and dry faster. On cattle with white, blow the whites first to keep them from staining Sprays - Sheen (Kleen Sheen, Show Sheen, Ultra Sheen, ProCharge) Spray on. comb and brush in then blow and comb in Oil - Sometimes it may be beneficial to add some sort of light oil to the hide to help keep it from drying out. Conditioning hair - at times it may be useful to use a conditioner. There are multiple ones that may be used. Mane and Tail, and various other human conditioners. Many ways to apply Dip ( pour mixed bucket over their back) Spray on ( allows whole animal to get the same amount of conditioner) Remember to rinse out Other products may be used. Remember 90% of the time it is better and more cost effective to keep hair care simple. Genetics, a brush, and cleanliness are the main ways to grow quality hair. Also keeping animals under fans in darker areas will help the quality of the hair. NO PRODUCT THAT YOU CAN BUY WILL SOLVE ALL HAIR PROBLEMS!!!
Sex Determination in the Cow
Dr. James F. Evans, VMD
Your cows are all bred now for next Spring calving and the fetus in the uterus has gone from fertilization to cleavage to early embryo and finally to fetus. Very early in gestation, the genetically predetermined sex is established. Interestingly, all embryos become heifers unless they receive a signal to take the right fork in the road and become a male. In other words, to become a bull, a switch on the proverbial railroad tract must be hit which results in the appropriate sex organs being formed. The very earliest sex cells begin to develop in the mid abdomen area right next to the attachment of the umbilicus. By 55 days of gestation, if the fetus is to be a female (No male hormones produced); the sex cells have migrated to the rear just under the tail. Here they develop into all the proper equipment (i.e. ovaries, uterus, cervix, etc.). If male, the sex cells remain in the area of the umbilical attachment and produce the penis and prepuce. Obviously, the testicles do migrate a little posterior to take up residence between the hind legs with the accessory glands in the pelvis. All this makes early sex determination in the bovine fetus possible by the use of ultrasonography. Fortunately, these sex cells are very dense and appear as a distinct bright area (echogenic) in the appropriate anatomical area. While on the subject of sex determination, we now have ways of manipulating the sex of the calf to be born. One, at breeding, the use of sex-sorted semen. We can alter the usual 52% bull/48% heifer ratio to about 90%/10%. Two, about one week after breeding, we can determine the sex of the embryo by removing it from the uterus, taking a biopsy and determine if it is XX or XY. This is usually done in conjunction with embryo transfer. However, for various reasons it is almost never done at this time. Third, one can use the afore mentioned fetal sexing with an ultrasound. Finally one can wait nine months. With sex determination one must deal with the subject of “free-martinism”. A free-martin calf is a genetic female twin born with a bull. It lacks the development of the proper female “plumbing” about 90% of the time. If she is one of the ninety percenters she is sterile. This condition does not occur in the pig, sheep, goat, or horse. Why? In the cow, the twins have fusion of their placenta 90% of the time before sex expression (development of the proper plumbing). Therefore, the genetic female twin starts to receive signals from her male twin via the fused placenta that she is to become male. However, the signal is weak, so you usually see suppression of the development of the female genitalia, not development of the male parts. Internal exam of theses females usually shows very small inactive ovaries, a band of fibrous tissue where the uterus should be and sometimes vaginal or vulval abnormalities. To determine if a heifer born twin to a bull is a ninety percenter; you can submit blood to an appropriate lab, have a competent veterinarian examine her internally when large enough (usually 9 months or more) or do the less reliable “test tube” test in calves. Free martins may cycle and allow a bull to breed them, but usually the cycles are irregular, and of course do not result in pregnancy. Bulls born twin to a heifer do not escape unaffected. They usually do not produce semen in the quantities they would if born a singlet. They may preform ok as a herd sire but would not produce well in an AI stud situation where high semen production is desired. In addition, is it wise to use a twin bull in your herd since his daughters will have a higher twinning rate and you can experience all those lovely consequences- abortion, small unthrifty claves, free-martin, dystocia, etc.
NY ANGUS ASSOCIATION Membership Application Annual dues are $25.00 Name ____________________________________________________ Manager/Herdsman ________________________________________ Farm Name ________________________________________________ Address __________________________ City ____________________ State _________ Zip____________ County ______________________ Phone _______________________ Mobile ______________________ Fax __________________ E-Mail _____________________________ Website ________________________________________________ Location _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Year Herd Established _______________ Herd Description __________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Checks payable to: New York Angus Association 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd. Lyons, NY 14489 Don’t be left out, JOIN TODAY! *** Membership Benefits:benefits: JustSome a few of our membership • Opportunity to consign in our Annual NY Angus Sale Auction • Free subscription to NY Angus Angles newsletter, our association • eligibility for association funded sponsorships publication • •receive freefor association informational e-blasts at the Annual NYS Eligibility Association sponsored premiums • opportunity to sell in annual NY Angus Female Sale Fair Opportunities to to assume leadership roles in the Association, as • •free subscription the NY Angus Angles Newsletter well asfor attend the American Angus Association Annual Meeting in • eligible association sponsored premiums at the NYS Fair Louisville, KY as a Delegate
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Dorado Angus features... Trowbridge Family Affair Angus Sale
September 20, 2014 • Ghent, NY
Dorado Elba E126 An October 2012 Capitalist stemming from the famed Elba cow family known for their maternal traits. Her dam is a high $Beef Predestined daughter that will be seven years old this summer and is due to calve for the sixth time this fall. Her Expectation grandam will be 12 this fall, & will calve for the 11th time in August. This has been an extremely fertile family. Due 10/10/14 to EXAR Upshot 0562B
Jerry, Wanda & Katarina Emerich
Dorado Elba E022 - Grandam
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Famous lines include: Forever Lady 181C, Peg 013, Lucy 178E, Zulu, & more
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Why Should You Consider Welytok Angus Genetics? Welytok Angus Suggest "5" Reasons . . . . .
1.) Welytok Angus mating decisions and Genetic Pool has landed two yearling bulls into Select Sires AI Organization for the past two consecutive years. These two bulls are from two different Donor Dams within the "Potential Donor Dam Line-Up". 2.) Welytok Angus recently Topped- the Penn State Bull Performance Test Sale with a New Record High- a forty year old Record. 3.) Welytok Angus has Bred and Presently Owns the # 6 and # 21 $ Beef "Non-Parent Female" in the Angus Breed at Plus 50 $ Weaning and over 130 $ Beef. And many more on the Top 100 List. 4.) Welytok Angus pedigrees all have Genomically Enhanced EPD's- for Advanced Levels of Reliabilities, Repeatability and Confidence in Mating Decisions. All cows and heifers are bred to highly Proven AI Sireswith the bottom third carrying embryos. AI Sires are Selected for Calving Ease, Birth Weight, Growth Rate, Docility and Carcass Values. 5.) Welytok Angus has "5" bulls Nominated for the Midland Bull Performance Test in Montana. Midland is considered to be the Grand Daddy of all Bull Performance Test Stations in the Nation. This Performance Test measures- Growth, Feed Efficiency and Breeding Soundness.
Up and Coming Genetics: 2014 Calf Crop Average: Sired by Ten X, Prophet, 9M25, Power Tool and Upshot CED + 11, BW +.2, WW +67, YW +120, Doc +.27, Marb +1.21, RE +.88, $W +51.43 and $B 112.51 All traits are in the Top 10 percent and most Rank in the Top 1 percent of the Angus Breed . . . . . . When considering Welytok Angus Genetics . . . . . Purchase with Confidence- as all pedigrees are; Genomically Enhanced, have third party performance testing and Contain AI Sired Stacked Genetics- that are Designed for The Next Generation. Bulls, Cows, Heifers and Embryos are always available; carrying- "Cutting Edge Genetics"
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McCracken Vu Farm Roger & Alice McCracken 2898 Mt Pleasant Rd 585-243-5037 Piffard, NY 14533
Selling September! Trowbridge Family Angus Female Sale September 20, 2014, Ghent, NY
McCracken Vu Lady 324
SAV Pioneer 7301 x BCC Bushwacker 41-93 This two year old sells with a heifer calf at side by McCracken Vu EXT 344, born July 19, 2014. Lady 324 stems from the same family as Lady F02, the featured female who has been known for her deep bodied, perfect uddered, great disposition, and high production.
Valuable genetics never disappoint.
Trowbridge At Ease Lady F02
Look for our Females also at Tullyfergus, Fleur-de-lis, McCracken Vu Joint Production Sale â€˘ 9/27/14
Selling our top bred heifers… Clear Choice Georgina 301, bred to SAV Brilliance 8077 Clear Choice Bar Maid 305, bred to BCA Flawless 119
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Reprinted with the permission of Country Folks. By Ka e Navarra
Angus & Herefords of WBB Farm Despite not having any children or grandchildren participating in this year’s Junior Nationals event, Warren (Jr.) and wife, Brenda, Bippert, owners of WBB Farm in Alden, NY, are ecstatic the event will be held in Harrisburg, PA, July 5-12. Over 600 junior exhibitors from 36 states will travel to Harrisburg to participate. “This is the first time Junior Nationals has been in the East, ever!” Brenda noted, “it’s exciting to get the kids from out west here to see how different it is to raise cattle here in this climate.” Aside from this being the first year Junior Nationals have been on the East Coast, the Bipperts have a special interest in this year’s competition. James Held from Orchard Park, NY will be showing his cattle at the event. “When James was 8, his father worked for us and we gave James his first Hereford steer,” Warren explained. Since then, James has increased his herd to 11 cattle, all of which live on the Bipperts Farm in Alden. Now a student at Purdue University, James is particularly interested in the Hereford breed and shares a special relationship with the Bipperts. Encouraging youth to become involved with beef cattle is a priority for the couple and that includes supporting youth interested at the local, state, re- gional and national level. “It’s (the beef industry) is like a second immediate family to us,” she said, “we’ve watched different generations go through and even though it’s competitive, it’s a fun, educational experience.”
Family Tradition Raising beef cattle has been a lifelong endeavor for the Bippert family. Es- tablished in 1946 as Bippert Farms, Edward Bippert started with a small herd of Angus cattle. His son Warren Sr. and later grandson, Warren Jr. worked closely with Edward to expand the herd. In 2005, Warren Jr. and Brenda took an interest in Her- efords and introduced the breed to their herd. “The big joke is that Herefords are for the over-50 crowd because they are very docile, easy to work with and easy keepers,” Brenda laughed, “since we were nearing that age we thought we’d give the breed a try.” Two years later, Warren Jr. and Brenda, took over the Bippert Farms entity and renamed the enterprise, WBB Farm. With a new name, the family ushered in a new generation of farmers to operate the business. Their children and now grand- children actively participate in the enterprise. “It keeps the family strong,” Brenda said, “we’re doing this for our next genera- tion.” Today, the herd totals approximately 70 cattle, 50 of which are Angus and the other 20 Hereford. Attracted to the breed’s rug- gedness, the Bipperts integrated Herefords into the mix to enhance their work with the Angus breed. “We’re really just start- ing with the Herefords and we’re more on the horn side of the breed than the pole side,” Warren explained. WBB Farm strives to breed and raise cattle with excellent genetics in both breeds for show, sales and breeding. They offer bulls, cows-open or bred- for sale by private treaty, at the farm. They also offer embryos for sale. Improving the genetics of both cattle breeds is important to the Bipperts. “We breed for longevity and milking and bigger bones,” Brenda said. Around May 1, the cattle are turned out and rotated across 230 acres until mid-November. “They are supplemented with min- erals and we provide a source of grain for young stock,” Warren explained. “We’re more into purebreds than commercial cattle. Ours are kept on strict weight per day of gain schedules,” she said, “if a cow doesn’t take through A.I. or embryo, we’ll breed a Hereford and Angus cross because they make excellent feeder cows.” Through the years, the family has earned recognition for their herdsmanship and commitment to improving the breeds. In 2000 they took their first Hereford cow to compete in the National Championship Show. There they won Grand Champion Cow/Calf pair. “It was a real honor,” Warren said, “we watch the trends and see what other people are doing so we can im- prove our own genetics.” The duo is active in the industry as a whole. They are members of the NY Angus Association, NY Hereford Breeders Associ- ation, NYBA and are New York BAQ certified. Brenda is the Executive Secretary for the New York Beef Producers and for four years she served as the New York Junior Hereford Advisor. “Enhancing the beef industry is extremely important,” she emphasized. In an effort to introduce new folks into the industry, Brenda and Warren were instrumental in the development of the annual New York State Supreme Female Show held in conjunction with the New York State Fair. “We wanted to increase the num-
ber of beef people at the county fair level. If they win at their respective county fair, they go onto compete at the Supreme Show during the State Fair. If they win they can walk away with $1,000,” Brenda explained.
Beyond beef In addition to the cattle operation, Warren and Brenda raise pigs for retail sale and research. Many of the pigs go to the Universi- ty at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute for medical and behavioral research. “Pig heart valves have been found to be the same as human heart valves,” Brenda explained, “there are some humans who have received pig heart valve transplants.” Newborn piglets are used for neonatal studies to benefit premature infants. “It’s nice to know we’re also helping in medical re- search,” she added. The pigs are studied behaviorally as well. “They’ve taught some of the pigs to play soccer,” she said. For many years the Bippert family also operated a fruit and vegetable retail and wholesale business. “Bippert Farms was the pre- dominant supplier for hospitals, schools and restaurants during the 1970’s and 1980’s before Sysco moved into the area,” Warren explained. Though the family is no longer involved with produce they credit their agricultural roots with keeping the family unit- ed. “The farm keeps our family strong,” they concluded. For more information visit www.wbbfarm.com
LongRange approved for additional roundworms. Following extensive study, Merial announces that LONGRANGE (eprinomec n) has received approval by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine for the treatment and control of Bunostomum phlebotomum, a gastrointes nal roundworm found in beef and dairy ca le. In addi on, the extended-release dewormer protects ca le from rein-‐ fec on of the worm for 150 days following treatment. In ﬁve dose conﬁrma on studies, LONGRANGE was found to be 100% eﬀec ve for the treatment and control of B. phlebotomum (adults and larval stages [L4]). In a U.S. persistency study, LONGRANGE was shown to be 99.8% eﬀec ve against the parasite 150 days a er treat-‐ ment, as well as 95.6% 150 days post-treatment in a European study. Addi onally, it was found to be 95 to 100% eﬀec ve in three clinical ﬁeld studies. The parasite can be a serious threat to herds, especially in warm, moist areas. If infected, ca le, especially the young, may grow poorly and not thrive. When administered at the recommended dose volume of 1 mL per 110 lbs. of body weight, LONGRANGE is eﬀec-‐ ve in the treatment and control of certain internal and external parasites, including gastrointes nal roundworms and lungworms, for up to 150 days with a single dose.3 Merial con nues to work to add addi onal indica ons to LONGRANGE to reﬂect the product’s spectrum, eﬃcacy and persistency. LONGRANGE is the ﬁrst extended-release injec on that delivers up to 150 days of parasite control in a single dose, thanks to its unique formula on3 (THERAPHASE™). A single spring treatment of LONGRANGE works long enough to break the parasite life cycle and reduce pasture reinfec on.4,5 LONGRANGE is available through a prescrip on from a veterinarian.
American Angus National Convention & Trade Show By: Byrce Schumann, American Angus Ass. CEO
“You can’t buy much for $25 these days. That barely covers the cost of treating the family to the nearest fast food joint. But in November, a minimal fee offers big time perks.” What could be Imagine an event that brings together all sectors of the beef cattle business, from seedstock breeder to commercial customers, from feeders to packers — everyone who takes part in the incredibly expansive process of getting beef to America’s dinner tables. It’s a process that begins with you at the very top, feeding the system with the genetics responsible for producing the best quality beef, Certified Angus Beef.® Imagine that this same meeting has educational sessions, top-flight keynote speakers, meals, entertainment, so- cial events and an impressive trade show that gives you access to nearly 150 industry companies there to answer ques- tions, offer incentives and meet the needs of your operation. Imagine opening your horizons, meeting new people, greeting old friends and conducting business and, best of all, having fun. All the while, maintaining the ability for Angus delegates to conduct the traditional business meetings and annual functions of the American Angus Association — at no fee to delegates or alternates. What will be You’ll find this and more during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show Nov. 46 in Kansas City, Mo. There’s been much discussion regarding this event and what it could mean for members as we depart from the format of previous years. But let me assure you, this is an event that deserves your attention. This is “The Business Breed,” and the business of our members relies on our collective success. What better way to ensure we’re taking a positive step toward that success and expanded leadership in the beef industry than with an annu- al event focused on the big picture? Numerous industry surveys show the Angus breed comprises the vast majority of the nation’s cattle herd. The advancements we make as a breed, therefore, have implications for every sector of the beef business. As an organization, we remain on the forefront of genetic technology, branded beef, marketing and communications. This convention will allow us to collaborate with others in the industry to focus on how these advancements could shape our future. The Angus University, which is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, will give attendees a broad- er understanding of how the selection decisions they make at the ranch affect the long-term viability of our industry. This convention will help us think bigger as an organization — and it will be the type of event our breed de- serves. I invite you to join me and thousands of other attendees at the KCI Expo Center in November as we explore the potential of Angus cattle. Complete program information as well as a schedule, registration, hotel accommodations and directions are available at www.angusconvention.com. Hurry to book your $25 early registration before Oct. 1. This will be an event to remember. Editor’s Note: A refund will be issued if an attendee was registered for the convention with the $25 fee prior to being elected as a delegate. The Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show features: Tours of American Angus Association headquarters Angus educational sessions All-day Angus University, themed “The Story of a Steak,” sponsored by Merck Animal Health Nationally known speakers, such as Richard Picciotto, Lowell Catlett and Baxter Black Association annual meeting and business Expansive trade show and prizes Meals featuring Certified Angus Beef® Evening entertainment Social events Giveaways featuring the all-new 2015 Yamaha Viking VI side x side and boots from Nigro’s Western Store
Published on Aug 14, 2014
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