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Official Publication New York Angus Association

Angus Angles


INSIDE THIS ISSUE NEW Fall Female Sales –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Northeast Angus History –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Northeast Farm Facts & Stories

Come Join Us! NY- Angus Seedstock Capitol of the World


ON THE COVER: NYAA MEMBER Trowbridge Farms, Ghent, NY

Travis Walton Linwood, NY 14486 • (585) 703-1476

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) • 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 President Doug Giles 538 Rte. 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-6221 Vice-President Craig Simmons 1944 St Rte 66, Ghent, NY 12075 518-858-4461 Secretary/Treasurer Robert Groom

8974 Lyons Marengo Rd, Lyons, NY 14489

315-573-2569 Past President Mike Shanahan

P.O. Box 338, Ghent, NY 12075

518-598-8869 Directors Eric Brayman (2015) Jerry Emerich (2016) Nicole Tommell (2015) Brett Chedzoy (2017) Derrick DeBoer (2015) Allan Lawyer (2017) Roger McCracken (2016) Fred Tracy (2017) Pete Murphy (2016) Angus Angles is published five times per

year by the NY Angus Association, in an 8.5 x 11 magazine format. It is ediited and produced by Mike Shanahan. Cattle advertisements will be limited to the majority promotion of Angus genetics.

Subscription Rate NYAA Members Free Non-Members $15.00 annually Regular Issue Advertising Rates Full Page $125.00 1/2 Page $85.00 $25.00 x 5 Issues Business Card Special Issue Advertising Rates Full Page $150.00 1/2 Page $100.00 * ask about discounted contract rates, & repeat customer benefits To Place advertising and for news and editorial content contact: Mike Shanahan - 518-598-8869

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 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



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  [1158],  a  son  of   Prince  of  Wales  2d  [239],  out  of  a  Pride  of  Aberdeen  5th  [356].    The  bull  in   this  group,  Field  Marshall  [2334],  was  out  of  Eliza  of  Kinochtry  [2335].    The   females  were  Third  Baroness  of  Kinochtry  [2315],  Favourite  9th  [1805],  and   Princess  8th  [2330].    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  [1158]. 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  [2087]  was  the  reputa-­‐ on  sire  of  the  group.    He  was  by  St  Clair  [693]  who  also  sired  Blackcap  [1552].    A  son,  Baron  Manrico  [5442],  headed  the   J.J.  Rodgers  herd  in  Illinois  and  many  daughters  excelled  in  other  Midwest  herds.    Favonius  [2323],  another  bull  in  the   group,  was  from  a  sire/daughter  ma ng  of  Shad  [1158]  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  [2087]  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  [2934]  and  Basu-­‐ to  [1101],  the  bull  that  Anderson  &  Findlay  imported.  It  dispersed  in   1890.    The  Redfield-Wilson  partnership  used  Prince  of  the  Blood   [1718]  and  Black  Baronet  [11430].    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 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  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

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Article By:  Sara  Fessner,  NYJAA  Reporter

Angus Association

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.


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!


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.

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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

Dorado Angus

Jerry, Wanda & Katarina Emerich

Dorado Elba E022 - Grandam

1073 LaValley Rd • Mooers, NY 12958 518-593-0212 •

PACKARD CATTLE Registered Angus Cattle

Famous lines include: Forever Lady 181C, Peg 013, Lucy 178E, Zulu, & more

PACKARD CATTLE 438 Macedon Center Road Macedon, NY 14502

Tom Packard 585-329-4216

Kevin Quigley Herdsman 585-255-0453

Steve Packard Consultant 585-738-9404

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"

"Welytok Angus- Breeding For The Next Generation"

Mark D. Welytok  CGP New-Paradigm Farms 2035 State Route 31 Chittenango, NY 13037


Sarkaria Herd Sires

Sarkaria Farms Registered Angus Seedstock, Proven Genetics

Trowbridge Zakaree 208

SAV Brilliance 8077 x BC Lookout 7024 x N Bar Emulation EXT CED 8

BW 2.2

WW 56

YW 91 SC .81 Doc 13 Milk 27 Marb .34 RE .68 $W 44.56 $F 33.23 $B 81.20

487 Whaupaunaucau Rd Norwich, NY 13815 Allan Lawyer • Herd Manager • 845-891-6671 607-336-1681 •

Bobcat Black Diamond

Connealy Black Granite x Baldridge Nebraska 901 x Leachman Right Time CED 12 BW .7 WW 64 YW 104 SC .76 Doc 23 Milk 31 Marb .37 RE .65 $W 56.65 $F 46.28 $B 83.93 Owned with Bobcat Angus, MT; Werner Angus, IL; Trowbridge Angus, NY

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 • 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

Clear Choice Angus

Chris & Vanessa Jordan and Family


Chris Jordan • 724-984-0824 Steve Schmuck, Herdsman • 814-289-1617 1345 West Penn Blvd • Uniontown, PA 15401 See what Clear Choice is offering at the Trowbridge Angus Sale

September 20, 2014 Ghent, NY Trowbridge Forever Lady 411

VAR Reserve 1111 x Sitz Rainmaker 9723 x Wulffs Ext 6106 x SVF Forever Lady 57D A January show prospect tracing back to the dam of Boyd Resume! Owned with Trowbridge Angus

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Jesse Bontecou 1015 Shunpike • Millbrook, NY 12545

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Sarkaria Farms

H 315-688-9195 C 315-767-3290

Larry M. Laribee 3220 Fuller Road Carthage, NY 13619

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STOFFELS GLENVIEW FARM James D. Frueh 518-436-1050 Registered Angus Bulls, Steers, Heifers, Out of quality embryos Round Baleage and Dry Round Bales Springfield, VT and Glenmont, NY

Pleasant Valley Farm Registered Angus Breeding Stock & Freezer Beef Frank & Joan DeBoer 12491 St Hwy 357 Home: 607-829-3408 Franklin, NY 13775 Cell: 607-353-9520

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487 Whaupaunaucau Rd Norwich, NY 13815 Allan Lawyer • Herd Manager • 845-891-6671 607-336-1681 • Look for us on Facebook!


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2035 State Route 31 Chittenango, NY 13037


"Welytok Angus- Breeding For The Next Generation"


506 Queen Anne Road Amsterdam, NY 12010

Murphy Farm Registered Black Angus

• Semen Collection, Evaluation & Freezing • Frozen Semen Storage & Shipping • Individual Pens • Centrally Located - Just off I-90 near Utica, NY (exit 33)

Route 31, Vernon, New York Duane and Crystal Brayman Farm - 315-829-2250 • Cell - 315-264-4894

Peter Murphy 1132 Rt. 80 Tully, NY 13159 Home: 315-696-6092

Cell: 315-706-1693

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McCracken Vu Farms Performance Bred Angus Cattle Home of the famous McCracken Missies! cattle working in 7 states & Canada!

Scott Oeschger, Owner 32 Railroad Ave • Orleans, VT 05860 Bob Butterfield, Manager 802-673-6629 •

Jamie & Jerry Brozman Ned & Linda Hower Jennifer & Shane Boyle E-mail: 354 Townshipline Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064 Home (610)-837-3866 Cell (484)221-3455 Registered Angus Cattle Tame Show Calves

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Roger & Alice McCracken 585-243-5037 2898 Mt Pleasant Rd

Registered Angus Cattle


Mark & Karolyn Shepard 518-392-3478 365 Punsit Road Chatham, NY 12037

Registered Angus Solely using A.I. from Proven Genetics

Pete Kindler Craig Simmons • 518-858-4461


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Registered Black Angus Jim Sheehan & Family 208 Sissonville Rd • Potsdam, NY 13676 816 O’Connor Road • Port Byron, NY 13140 Rich Brown Office: 315-265-8427 315-776-9825 315-406-5335 Andy Weaber: 315-261-1331 • Cattle for the Future Today

JLL Angus Acres

Great cow families, great carcass traits Registered Breeding Stock

682 Archbridge Rd. Ext. Ghent, NY 12075

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6791 West Main Road Lima, NY 14485 585-624-9593

Arch Bridge Farm, LLC


Chris & Vanessa Jordan and Family 47 Mack Farm Rd Masontown, PA 15461 Steve Schmuck, Herdsman 814-289-1617

724-984-0824 • Douglas J. Giles 538 Route 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 M 845.235.3789 / T 845.677.6221 / F 845.605.1152

P.O. Box 57 Lebanon Street Hamilton, NY 13346

315-824-1703 Arnold & Arlene Fisher

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Carousel Design Taylor Wierzbowski 716-574-9724

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Featuring calves from Trowbridge Xquisite 0216 CED +5 .42 BW +1.0. .51 WW. +44. .40 YW. +84. .36

Tom and Holly McKenny, Owners 207-415-2792 Rodney Cleaves, Farm Manager 207-798-0241



35504 S. 4415 Rd. U Big Cabin, OK 74332 918.510.3464 U

Full Service Sale Management •

Dorado Angus

Heathcote Farm 15 Heathcote Lane Amenia, NY 12501

Tullyfergus Angus Herd Robert & Linda Groom

Jerry, Wanda, & Katarina Emerich 315-946-8204 1073 LaValley Road • Mooers, NY 12958 845-373-8731 Cell: 315-573-2569 518-593-0212 Dave Richmond, Mgr. 845-323-9232 Forrest Hester, Herdsman Breeding Stock Available


Phil & Annie Trowbridge 518.369.6584

Allan Lawyer 845-891-6671

Bob Butterfield 802-673-6629

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Marc & Nicole Tommell & Family 1942 Hickory Hill Rd Fonda, NY 12068 518-573-0137 Marc • 518-369-5149 Nicole Licensed & Bonded, Buyers of Cattle

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PJ Trowbridge 518.755.7467

ANNUAL SALES T-BULLS 5.3.14 FEMALES 9.20.14 816-532-0811 Fax: 816-532-0851 Box 660 Smithville, MO 64089

American Angus Hall of Fame Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, Jeremy Haag •

James F. Evans, VMD 3466 Breezy Point Rd McConnellsburg, PA 17233 (717) 816-1168 Jim & Joanne Evans Providing Quality Embryo Transfer Services to the Northeast for over 30 years!

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FARM 3442 BENJAMIN ROAD UNION SPRINGS, NY 13160 315-224-8969





Michael & Leslie Riehle 4597 Lower Birch Run Road Allegany, NY 14706-9509

Home 716-373-3023 AAA# 1190457

Mike’s Cell 716-378-8575 Leslie’s Cell 716-378-0272

Skan-Tisco Farm Eric Brayman & family 1261 East Lake Road Skaneateles, NY 13152 607-745-7568

Sara Fessner (585)752-1213 6899 Gauss Rd Bloomfield, NY 14469 Registered Angus Breeding Stock WESCHE FARMS BREEDING QUALITY ANGUS CATTLE SINCE 1965

Laura and Allan Wesche Katharine Wesche John Wesche

3899 Taylor Road Shortsville, NY 14548 Phone: 585-289-8246 Allan’s Cell: 585-489-6432 E-mail:

Commercial Feeders and Purebred Replacements

Penn State University Beef Center

3866 Kendrick Rd Sherman, NY 14781 Cell: 716-499-9596 Office: 716-761-6976

142 Orchard Road University Park, PA 16802

Wendall Landis - Manager 814-863-0831 office 814-280-7611 cell Mitch Stephens - Assistant Manager 814-762-4762 cell

BBMI Angus Jim Babcock & Family

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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

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  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

NY Angus Angles Newsletter Aug/Sept 2014 - online issue  

Official Publication of the NY Angus Association. This newsletter is a service to our members and beyond, about industry news and our assoc...