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AngusAngles April/May 2013


Official Publication New York Angus Association






THE OLDEST, MOST CONTINUOUS ANGUS SALE 5/11/13 held at Angus Hill Farm Randolph, NY

80 Miles from Ohio




Come Join Us! NY - Angus seedstock capitol of the world


NY Angus Association - Info You Can Use • “Storytelling in the Digital Era” was the presentation given by Richard Beaven at our Annual Meeting. Thanks to Richard for adding this popular segment for our members • AWARDS? What type of awards would you like to see NY Angus Assoc give out annually? We are asking you! (i.e. Cattlemen of the Year, Volunteer Award...) Contact Robert with ideas (, 315-573-2569) • Our Breeders Map project is underway and will include all current NYAA members • Brick sponsored by NYAA to benefit the Angus Foundation. American Angus Association front entrance walkway will be completely remodeled with black granite and red brick to match the historic building. Our brick will read ‘NY Angus Association, Seedstock Capitol of the World’ • NY ANGUS AMBASSADORS wanted! Want to be a part of your association and handle promotion & other association business in your area? Contact an NYAA Director • Prime advertising space will be sold in our special ‘northeast and National Tour’ issue of NY Angus Angles. It will start off our NY Angus Sale in 5/11 at 11am. Contact Mike with bids or questions (, 518-598-8869)

New York Angus Association Annual Female Sale 2nd Saturday in May

Angus Hill Farm


Valley Trail Ranch


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8.BJO4USFFUt3BOEPMQI /: The Foundation of your Future Greenane Angus Genetics 5637 Turnpike Road Delhi, NY 13753 PATRICK & THANYA RIDER Jeff Bricker, Mgr 607-287-9187 607-746-8878

Sarkaria Farms

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

Larry M. Laribee 3220 Fuller Road Carthage, NY 13619

Registered, AI sired, gentle, curve bending Heifers and Bulls

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


(518) 598-8869

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

Travis Walton 2434 Linwood Road Linwood, NY 14486 585-703-1476 -JOXPPE3PBEt-JOXPPE /:



Dr. MB Rad 518-369-6624 Steve Packard, Herdsman 585-738-9404

2035 State Route 31 Chittenango, NY 13037

Mike Shanahan


Pleasant Valley Farm

487 Whaupaunaucau Rd Norwich, NY 13815

Look for us on Facebook!



"Welytok Angus- Breeding For The Next Generation"


5010 St hwy 30, Suite 203 Amsterdam, NY 12010

Murphy Farm Registered Black Angus Peter Murphy 1132 Rt. 80 Tully, NY 13159


Home: 315-696-6092

Cell: 315-706-1693

New York Angus Association Annual Female Sale 2nd Saturday in May

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

Scott Oeschger, Owner Bob Butterfield, Manager

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

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

Registered Angus Cattle Jim Sheehan & Family Office: 315-265-8427 Andy Weaber: 315-261-1331

Website/Facebook – New Business Cards JEA Brozman.doc.pdf 1

3/6/12 10:36:46 AM

JLL Angus Acres Jerry & Jeanette Loss

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

Great cow families, great carcass traits Registered Breeding Stock

Attention Angus Breeders Space Available Advertise Your Farm Here! Contact Mike Shanahan 518-598-8869



Shale Ridge Farm The Duncan Family 102 Duncan Lane Farm - 319 Lobdell Road Otego, NY 13825

MWM ANGUS Mark Mangano 13245 Ottenbecker Road Lawtons, NY 14091 716-560-1293

Clear Choice Angus Chris & Vanessa Jordan and Family P.O. Box 143 Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 Steve Schmuck, Herdsman 814-289-1617


Registered Breeding Stock & Show Cattle Follow us on Facebook

Carousel Design

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

Taylor Wierzbowski 716-574-9724

Registered Angus Solely using A.I. from Proven Genetics

Graphic Design & Photo Services

12400 W. Main Street Randolph, NY 14772


LD Barbara 6729


Our farm feature will be a heifer of this mating, certainly at the top of our Fall 2012 Angus Hill calf crop

BW 2.6 WW 58 YW 103 Milk 27 Marb 1.02 RE .35 $B 94.16 GAR Predestined x GAR Precision 2239

John Inkley V.M.D Connealy Confidence 0100 716-358-6817 BW -2.6 WW 45 YW 96 Milk 32 Cha rles DiMa ria, Ma na ger Marb .73 RE 1.17 $B 87.45 Connealy Tobin x Connealy Thunder 716-307-1851 ra ndolphvetclinic@gma



5/11/13 held at Angus Hill Farm Randolph, NY








A View From The Tractor Seat

Today we are using our tractor to do something we have never done - on our fourth generation farm. We are moving bee hives out on our farm yes I said bee hives those stingy things. this winter I was reading a book my wife got me for Christmas about bees the more I learned the more I realized how little I knew about our food chain of the 10 bites of food we put in our mouths 6 of them our due to the pollination of bees the other 4 our pollinated by wind the grains corn wheat etc. just think every apple every piece of fruit every cucumber and all the rest flowers included had to be pollinated at the flower last fall our pumpkin crop was just fair I thought it was the dry summer but the more I think about it poor pollination had a role in it we had lots of blossoms the male blossoms are just on a stem the female blossoms have a little bump just under the blossom it takes pollen from the male blossom to fertilize the female blossom to start the pumpkin there is a big shortage of honey bees the cause is up in the air lots of could bees sprays genetically engineered seed and many more reasons. I also learned that honey never spoils they have found honey in the tombs of the pharaohs thousands of years old that is still good. it is still the first natural sweetener. If anyone has a chance pick up a book on bees you will to be surprised how little you know about the food chain. I have seen how bees communicate the tell each other where the pollen is how far it is from the hive. I also learned why bee keepers wear white I was going to save some money by just buying a netted hood and using my old carhart coveralls and I was getting pounded by the bees so I broke down and asked bee keeper in the western new York honey producers assoc. a org. I joined to learn about bees this fellow was laughing so hard it was hard to understand him he asked me what the honey bee's biggest enemy was and I answered probably bear and they are the same color as my old carharts so I bought a white bee keepers coverall and learned it don't pay to be cheap on that item. We have some peas and a small lettuce patch planted as soon as the weather breaks we will get into full swing we hope.I will keep you all posted on the bee project try and educate your selves on bees you won't be sorry. Thanx for readen Paul P.S. great web site

Come to the Catskills: 2013 National Angus Conference & Tour

August 28 - 30, Albany, NY Don’t miss your chance to view some of New York and the Northeast’s premier Angus genetics and explore some rich American history with your Angus friends.

Highlights include: Wednesday, August 28

Friday, August 30

National Angus Conference - Albany Marriott

Heathcote Farm - Amenia Walbridge Farm - Millbrook Choice of tours in Hyde Park FDR home or Vanderbilt Mansion (register early to get your request) Rally Farms - Millbrook

Thursday, August 29 Garret Farms - Hillsdale Norman Rockwell Museum Trowbridge Farm - Ghent

The NYJAA had a meeting on the March 30th during the NYAA Annual Meeting. First, the featured speaker of the day, Richard Beaven, went over “Storytelling in the Digital Era� with us. We talked about the connection in marketing to our everyday lives and how we portray ourselves, and different ways of communication. This was such an interesting talk and I think all juniors made a great connection. We then went to Wonderworks at Destiny USA. Exciting parts were the ropes course, and what we saw a lot of was encouragement and support from all, towards all, to help conquer fear and complete the course. What an amazing day! There were 8 juniors attending: Emily & Jayne Bannister, Jocelyn Duncan, Katie Hopkins, Kelsey Librock, Mackenzie, Troy, and Luke Brayman. The juniors were accompanied by Mrs. Brayman and Mrs. Librock Remember, Pay your membership dues! We are excited about having any and all juniors involved! Also, for juniors... sell sell sell...sell your raffle tickets. Contact Kathie for more info (, 716-417-4944) ___________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

Congratulations! One of our amazing juniors has won a great award in New York State

KELSEY LIBROCK of Gasport, NY won the Top Placing Registered Angus Steer at the NYS Fair 2012

Raising the Bar Conference NY Jr Angus in action

Three youth from the New York Jr. Angus Association traveled to Manhattan Kansas on April 11th to attend the National Jr Angus Association’s Raising the Bar Conference for a long weekend. On Friday they had a  great tour of Kansas State University met the Dean of Agriculture and several professors.  They experienced many of the hands on facilities including the meat lab, semen collection facility and the new sale facility.  Later they visited with the owners of Fink Genetics and a cattle rancher from Argentina.    On Saturday they heard several inspiring speakers discuss leadership and present many unique activities to promote team building.  In the afternoon one of the favorite stops was a pasture tour at the Lyons Angus Ranch.  They learned about raising cattle on native tall prairie grass.  Discussions included the Midwest drought and different management practices in geographic regions outside of New York.    Sunday morning dawned with an agvocacy workshop (advocating for agriculture) which helped them think about the story they can tell the 98% of the world that have less knowledge about how their food is produced.  When it was time to leave they were sad to see it end.  They are bringing home many new experiences and they made lots of new friends in Kansas.  When you see them ask them about it and join them wherever the Jr Angus Leadership Team may decide to explore next.   From L to R - Lizzie Luckman of Barker, NY, Matt Kelley of Cobleskill, NY, and Katie Hopkins of Akron, NY at the Lyons Ranch  

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RES Elela 551 878 8203 maternal sister to Walbridge Elela 710 and to ABS sire RES Exceed & Select Sires feature RES Volunteer

SELLING Walbridge Elela 710 with her fall heifer calf by SP The Answer

SELLING at the NY Angus Sale

Also watch for more consignments from Walbridge, including embryos tracing back to the legendary GAR Ext 2114




Call to Order Semen Semen $20.00/straw Certificates $20.00/Cert.

CED +13

BW -1.4

WW +60

YW +101

Milk +27

SC +.26

CW +19

Marb +.46

RE $W $F $G $B +.72 +49.93 +41.31 +31.48 +62.91

Schiefelbein Zeus 3609

3FHt Sire:4"7'JOBM"OTXFStMGS: C A Future Direction 5321

ZEUS is one of the most impressive sons of SAV Final Answer 0035 available today. ZEUS is extremely sound structured with a great deal of length and overall mass with the explosive rib shape to produce functional, easy fleshing progeny that have proven to perform! ZEUS’s full sister, Frosty Answer 3979 is the dam of the $45,000 Schiefelbein &ÄŒFDUJWFGFBUVSFEJOUIF(FOFY$3*QSPHSBNBOEIBTFBSOFEBQSPHFOZ SFDPSEPG#3! 83! :3! *.'!BOE63&"! ZEUS’s dam is a very impressive donor who has produced three herd sires for the Schiefelbein program and herself has a progeny record of BR 4@98, WR 4@101, :3!BOE63&"! USE ZEUS for proven CALVING EASE without sacrificing PERFORMANCE and EYE APPEAL with the added advantage of CARCASS VALUE!

chiefelbein Farms

Frosty Answer 3979 ZEUS’s full sister and a donor for Schiefelbein Farms and Trowbridge Angus.

The Performance Brand of Quality Angus


Bull Evaluations Needed to Ensure Successful Breeding Season Bull reproductive evaluations can offer some insurance to beef producers heading into the spring breeding season, and high cattle and feed prices make the exams especially important this year, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says. The exams are conducted by veterinarians or reproductive physiologists who check the animals’ overall and reproductive health, including body condition, feet and leg condition, eyes, and internal and external reproductive organs. “The goal of having a herd bull is to get all cows bred, and that means the bulls need to be physically sound,” Ron Lemenager said. “Cattle and feed prices are both too high not to give cows every opportunity to get bred. If you’ve never evaluated your bull before, this is the year to do it.” It’s critical for producers to be sure that all bulls, not just yearling or young bulls, are sound for breeding — and that includes those that were evaluated or bred cows previously. “Evaluations are an every year deal,” Lemenager said. “Just because a bull bred cows last summer does not necessarily mean that he’s going to breed cows this year.” Part of the exam is to check for frostbite or other reproductive organ ailments that could hinder breeding. Semen also is evaluated based on motility and morphology and if sperm are alive or dead. It takes about 60 days for bulls to produce sperm, so Lemenager recommended that producers have their bulls evaluated 45-60 days before their breeding season begins. Doing so also allows time to recondition and retest animals that don’t score well. “If a bull has poor semen quality or has some physical anomaly, it gives producers an opportunity to re-evaluate the animal before the breeding season begins,” he said. If the animal fails a second reproductive evaluation, there is still time to find a replacement bull. — Adapted from a release by Purdue University Extension. ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

Stop BVD Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) remains one of the costliest of cattle diseases, and a persistently infected (PI) animal can cause devastating losses at any production stage. To address the problem at a national level, NCBA has teamed with Animal Profiling International, launching a BVD surveillance program during the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa. The program offers BVD testing at a reduced rate of $2.25 per head for NCBA members with no minimum. A PI calf can occur when a gestating cow is exposed to the BVD virus during the period between 40 to 125 days of gestation. The virus is transferred to the fetus, and if the calf is born alive, it can

survive as a PI calf, constantly shedding the virus and infecting other cattle for as long as it lives. Exposure to a PI calf can cause annual losses from $15 to $25 per cow in a cow-calf herd and between $42 and $93 per head in a feedyard. In addition to the special price of $2.25 per head for testing, participants have access to telephone and e-mail support from a BVD expert at no extra cost, along with control and surveillance education. Testing results from participants in the program will be used to create a national surveillance system, but individual results are confidential and will not be shared with NCBA. John Patterson, PhD, who manages the program as NCBA’s executive director of producer education, says NCBA will track information on a state-by-state basis, but individual results will remain between producers and their veterinarian. Ultimately the group plans to use geographic data to identify hotspots to target for additional testing and education. Control begins at the cow-calf operation, where PI calves are created, but surveillance of disease incidence at feedyards can help identify where those calves originate. Patterson notes that testing can add value to calves marketed for feeding and heifers sold as replacements, as it reduces the buyer’s risk. According to recent data from Superior Livestock Auction, 2012 was the first year calves certified as BVD PI-free earned significant premiums in Superior’s sales. Those premiums averaged $2.42 per hundredweight. For more information on how to obtain test kits through the program and how to collect and submit samples, visit NCBA’s BVD surveillance website. For additional BVD resources and detailed information on BVD control and eradication, visit John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

Proper injection sites to remember at calf-working time The months of April and May are traditionally the months when “spring round-ups” take place. This is the time that large and small cow/calf operations schedule the “working” of the calves. As the majority of the spring calves reach their second month of life, it is time to castrate the male calves and immunize all of the calves to protect them against blackleg. Also relatively new research suggests that in some situations, calves may be vaccinated for the respiratory diseases, i.e. IBR and BVD. Correct administration of any injection is a critical control point in beef production and animal health. There is a negative relationship between meat tenderness and injection sites, including injection sites that have no visible lesion. In fact, all intramuscular (IM) injections, regardless of the product injected, create permanent damage regardless of the age of the animal at the time of injection. Tenderness is reduced in a three-inch area surrounding the injection site. Moving the injection-site area to the neck stops damage to expensive steak cuts. Therefore, cow/calf producers should make certain that their family members, and other hired labor are sufficiently trained as to the proper location of the injections before the spring calf-working begins. Give injections according to label instructions. Subcutaneous (SQ) means under the skin, intramuscular (IM) means in the muscle. Some vaccines (according to the label instructions) allow the choice between intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SQ). Always use subcutaneous (SQ) as the

method of administration when permitted by the product’s label. Remember to “tent” the skin for SQ injections unless instructed otherwise by the manufacturer. Beef producers are encouraged to learn and practice Beef Quality Assurance Guidelines. You can learn more about the Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance program by going to the website: http:// The Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance Manual can be downloaded from that site. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________


At Ease Acres, Berne, NY At Ease Acres was established in 2006 by Derrick and Nicole DeBoer. The DeBoer’s have a long family history in farming with both Derrick and Nicole being the great grandchildren and grandchildren of dairy farmers. Derrick was raised on a 450 head veal farm, the family also raising beef cattle, and hogs in western New York. He purchased his first show heifer as a young child and proceeded to raise and show his own beef cattle into his college years by this time selecting the Angus breed exclusively for their excellent marbling, capacity and phenotype. Nicole is from Schoharie County and was raised with Hereford Cattle, hogs and Quarter horses. Both Derrick and Nicole have received Bachelor degrees from SUNY Cobleskill in Agricultural Business Management. In 2006 they grabbed the opportunity to be part of a long line of farmers to run their current farm in Schoharie, NY. The farm that is now At Ease Acres has been in constant agricultural production since before the Revolutionary War and still holds a lot of history. Derrick and Nicole are very proud of the fact that they built their business from the ground level up. They have done many building, pasture and crop land improvements in the last seven years along with working with local & federal conservation agencies. The DeBoer’s started with a heard size of 12 animals including cows, heifers and a bull, their herd size has grown to over 80 head of cattle with heifers, cows and calves as well as some registered bulls. They recently gained a large finished beef market with the partnership between themselves and an all natural meat market and now also have a feedlot operation. But they still specialize in what got them started which was raising breed and owned exceptional show and breeding stock with the genetics to back them up. At Ease Acres is strongly committed to raising quality cattle and strives to produce cattle with capacity, excellent phenotype and udder quality. Derrick and Nicole are always interested to talking with anyone about their farm or what is going on with the beef industry. Their son’s Noah and Kayleb will be fifth generation farmers and cattleman in their family and The DeBoer’s are striving to help preserve the agricultural industry not only for their sons to be apart of but even more future generations to come.

2013 Supreme Champion Beef Female Program This program is open to all County Fairs and accredited Beef Shows in New York State. The New York Beef Producers’ Association will sponsor the Supreme Champion Beef Female by donating a chair. County Fair Agents must contact Brenda Bippert by phone 716-870-2777 or email to request a sponsorship. A special invite to the winner to join other County Supreme Champions to compete at “THE NEW YORK STATE SUPREME CHAMPION BEEF FEMALE SHOW” at the New York State Fair, on Beef Day, August 27, 2013. The State Supreme Champion will receive $1000.00, this is sponsored by Purina. We will also reward a Reserve Champion which will receive $500.00 sponsored by Cargill.

OFFICIAL RULES: *You must be a member of either the NYBPA or NYJBPA. *Ownership of animals should be dated no later than May 1 of the current year. *Competition is open to all beef breed females, Purebred or Commercial, including cow/calf (calf can be male or female). At State Fair competition cow/calf must compete as pair and calf must nurse in show ring. *The rules at participating County Fairs will apply when determining their female Supreme Champion. For those counties that don’t offer an Open Beef Show and only offer a youth (including 4-H,FFA or exhibitors under 21 years of age)beef program the qualifier may be given to the youth female Supreme Champion. *The Judges decision will be final decision. *An individual beef female entry can only win one (1) chair. In the event the same Beef Female wins a Supreme Champion at another County Fair, the Judge must pick a Reserve Champion which will receive the chair and honors to compete at State Fair. *An exhibitor can have numerous candidates for State Supreme. You then are invited for competition at The New York State Fair in Syracuse, on Beef Day, August 27, 2013. All contestants will compete for “THE NEW YORK STATE SUPREME CHAMPION BEEF FEMALE”. This Special Event is a ONE DAY Show and is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM in the Beef Barn. We are also looking for sponsors for the Division classes. If interested please contact Brenda Bippert at RECEPTION AFTER THE SUPREME SHOW CO-SPONSORED BY NY ANGUS ASSOCIATION

Greenane Angus

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Production Sale GREENANE FARMS 5637 Turnpike Road Delhi, NY 13753 15 minutes from I88

PATRICK & THANYA RIDER 607-746-8878 Jeff Bricker, Manager 607-287-9187


PATRICK & THANYA RIDER 607-746-8878 Jeff Bricker, Manager 607-287-9187

5637 Turnpike Road Delhi, NY 13753 15 minutes from I88

Production Sale

B/R Ruby of Tiffany 5113

selling her granddaughter by HA Power Alliance and many offspring

Sunset Valley Forever Lady 5704 selling her daughter by GAR Expectation 4915, and other headliners from the known Forever Lady family

OCC Juanada 775C

selling her daughter by SAV Net Worth 4200 and many offspring

EA Princess 7877

a prolific donor, she sells! Tracing back to the famous Bon View Princess 169

For your free reference sale booklet, contact anyone in the office of the Sale Managers. TOM BURKE, KURT SCHAFF, JEREMY HAAG, AMERICAN ANGUS HALL OF FAME, at the WORLD ANGUS HEADQUARTERS, Box 660, Smithville, MO 64089-0660. Phone: (816) 532-0811. Fax: (816) 532-0851. E-Mail

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Tullyfergus – Going to the NY State Sale, May 11th

Tullyfergus 8005 Tibbie 139 c.1/27/09 sells with her 3/27/13 heifer calf. Tibbie has been our show cow for the past 2 years, representing Wayne Co. in the State Supreme Female show on both occasions. Her first calf by Paramount Ambush was Bull Calf champion at NY State Fair and Eastern States. We have retained his full sister and an embryo heifer calf by Just Right. We will retain the right to one future flush on this outstanding young cow. Her dam achieved pathfinder status and with 2@110 weaning ratio with a 364d. interval she too is on course for that honor. Her grand dam is still in production in our herd at 12 years of age. This is the kind of cow you can build a herd on.

Robert & Linda Groom 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd. Lyons, NY. 14489 (315) 573-2569

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Cornell Students Want Your Heifers for the Cornell Beef Replacement Sale Students of the BEEF MERCHANDISING CLASS request your consignments Your participation provides hands on learning experience for the students and an alternative market for your quality replacement females.

Hosting of the Sale…. The Cornell Beef Merchandizing Class Consignments due…. August 1, 2013 Sale Date…. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 Location will be….. CORNELL UNIVERSITY TEACHING & RESEARCH CENTER BEEF BARN DRYDEN, NY 13053

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT: MIKE BAKER Cornell Beef Extension Specialist 607-255-5923 607-255-5923




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Jerry Emerich Select Sire Power, Inc.

WRA Mirror Image Z11 Owned with White Ridge Angus,VA. Dam has 4@108wr Granddam has 11@111wr. Bred in longevity, performance, and production in this new herd sire. Functional? We think so!

JSK Livestock 160 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545 Kading Family- Owners Jason Kading, Manager 845 235 6331 Allen Lawyer Sales & Marketing 845-797-4687

** COMING SPRING 2014 **



TEN X 7008 S A

reg#: 15719841 | 014AN00377 IN FOCUS x ADAPTOR

The CARCASS standard! The breed leader for $B, and top of the breed for WW and YW! CED 9 .74 MARB 1.15 .47

BW .2 .85 RE .72 .41

WW 65 .81 $W

YW 135 .71 $F

SC 1.55 .77 $G

DOC 27 .68 $B



46.53 110.21

CEM 10 .32

MILK 34 .43

As of 2/08/2013



reg#: 15491720 | 014AN00359 IN FOCUS x BULLSEYE

The CARCASS leader with phenotype! He leads the breed in WW, YW and $F! CED 11 .73 MARB .64 .46

BW 1.0 .85 RE .80 .40

WW 85 .83 $W

YW 136 .74 $F

SC 1.51 .65 $G

DOC 27 .47 $B



38.40 102.58



CEM 13 .36

MILK 35 .44

As of 2/08/2013

reg#: 16396499 | 014AN00351 FINAL ANSWER x BISMARCK

A CALVING EASE sire without sacrificing performance! CED 9 .71 MARB .68 .45

BW -.3 .86 RE .25 .38

WW 69 .79 $W

YW 123 .64 $F

SC .46 .67 $G



29.57 76.46



DOC 20 .42 $B

CEM 14 .20

MILK 27 .25

As of 2/08/2013

reg#: 17028951 | 014AN00396 CONSENSUS x PREDESTINED

The new CROWD FAVORITE for his exceptional muscle mass and overall power! CED 10 .37 MARB .87 .40 Contact Your Local Accelerated Genetics Representative Today! Robert Whitacre - Regional Beef Specialist, 540.247.4282 Travis Book - New Castle, PA, 724.944.0670

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BW 0 .45 RE .57 .31

WW 68 .34 $W

YW 121 .36 $F

SC 1.17 .46 $G

DOC 14 .30 $B



35.43 96.91

CEM 12 .12

MILK 24 .20

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Farming? There’s an app for that Smartphone apps aren’t just for social networking or entertainment. A growing number of apps make use of smartphone technology to help farmers do their job. Farmers can use apps on smartphones or tablet computers for everything from staying up to date on agriculture news to calculating sprayer tank mix ratios, said Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineering specialist. “In the area of precision agriculture are apps that we can collect geo-reference GPS data from,” Shannon said. “That allows us to do a better job of recording things in the field.” One example is Connected Farm, which lets producers collect scouting information in the field and take pictures that are geo-referenced. There are also several apps that have commodity market information. “By having information right there at your fingertips, you don’t have to go back to the office and get on a computer,” Shannon said. “You can make decisions right there in the cab of the tractor or combine.” And this is only the beginning, Shannon says. New and more powerful farm-related apps are being developed all the time as smartphone usage expands and technology evolves. Shannon says producers will be able to use a tablet or smartphone to access diagnostic information on their equipment, anything from oil levels to hours run, allowing them to perform more timely maintenance. Before jumping head first into mobile technology, there are some important things to consider. Perhaps the most important one is wireless coverage in your area. Reliability of phone service and speed of Internet connections can vary greatly by location and provider. The majority of smartphones and similar mobile devices use one of two operating systems. Apple’s iOS runs on iPhones and iPads. Most of the popular competing devices use some version of Google’s Android operating system. While most carriers offer Android smartphones, the iPhone is only available through some wireless providers. Many popular apps are available on both operating systems. Though the latest high-end devices tend to be pricey, Shannon says that in today’s marketplace you can get a smartphone pretty inexpensively. “Your data plan is going to be a data plan no matter what kind of a phone you have,” Shannon said. “But the maturity of the market has allowed us in some instances to get a phone free as part of your contract.” Shannon notes that a lot of available apps are free. “Just try it,” Shannon said. “If it is a free app, it doesn’t cost you anything to try it. You can always delete it off your device, but you can see what the app offers.” University of Missouri Extension

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Selection indexes work Selection indexes can remove some of the complexity out of using expected progeny differences (EPDs) for bull selection by boiling an animal’s genetic potential down to a single number, typically related to economics. And beyond their convenience, use of indexes can facilitate significant genetic progress on several traits at the same time within a herd or a breed, says University of Guelph animal scientist Steve Miller, PhD. Miller spoke to a group of ranchers at a recent seminar preceding the Colorado State University and Leachman Cattle of Colorado bull sales. Most major breed associations and some individual seedstock producers have developed and offer selection indexes, but they are a relatively new tool for the beef industry. Breeders of other livestock however, have used them for some time. Miller showed the audience a familiar photo of broiler chicken carcasses, comparing the type of chickens raised in the 1950s with those in production today. Modern chickens are dramatically larger and meatier at every age compared with 1950s chickens. In fact, they go to market in one-third the time and require one-third the feed to reach market weights. Selection indexes, Miller says, allowed that progress. He also provided examples from the dairy industry, noting that past selection in dairy cattle focused on milk production to the detriment of some other traits. Breeders then began using selection indexes that include EPDs for longevity, health, fertility and other traits along with milk production. Use of a multi-trait index has resulted in improved cow longevity, lower somatic-cell counts and better fertility while simultaneously improving milk production. CSU animal scientist Milt Thomas, PhD, also spoke about indexes at the conference. He stressed that indexes facilitate multi-trait selection, allowing positive progress in several traits, even when some of those traits typically conflict with each other. Birth weight for example, tends to relate to yearling weight, making it difficult to find bulls with EPDs for low birth weight and heavy yearling weight. An index however, can help balance the positives and negatives and identify bulls that are at least acceptable for both traits. In recent years researchers and breeders have measured growing numbers of cattle for individual feed intake and developed EPDs for feed-efficiency traits such as residual feed intake, average daily gain and feed per gain. By incorporating those EPDs into an index, a breeder can identify animals that excel in the usual growth and carcass traits while consuming less feed than comparable animals. CSU operates a feed-intake unit that uses electronic identification and scale-equipped feeders to precisely measure feed intake on individual cattle. This type of system, using actual feed intake and weight gains to determine feed efficiency is the best way to measure the trait. Eventually Thomas says, genomic predictions will play a bigger role as scientists correlate the DNA markers with actual feed-efficiency data. CSU’s facility, he notes, can test a maximum of about 600 bulls each year, while genomic testing could potentially rate any bull. A major research project, the National Program for Genetic Improvement in Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle involves several universities and multiple breeds and aims to help producers incorporate selection for feed intake into their multi-trait selection strategies. Indexes provide effective and efficient selection tools, but experts advise producers to study any index and understand its goals before using it to guide their selection. Some indexes, for example,

focus almost exclusively on post-weaning gain and carcass traits, making them good for selecting bulls for terminal crosses, but not for bulls intended to sire replacement heifers. John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork

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Trust in food Consumers are confused about food and food production, and many do not know whom to trust for food information. But the good news is, many trust farmers and ranchers more than other information sources, and first-hand exposure to production agriculture tends to improve consumers’ perceptions of food production. Those are some of the findings of a study from advertising and marketing agency Sullivan, Higdon & Sink. Their report, titled “Building trust in what we eat,” outlines what U.S. consumers know or think they know about food production, what they want to know and which information sources they trust. In this survey, only 40 percent of consumers rated their food-production knowledge as good or excellent, while 60 percent indicated they have poor, fair or average knowledge of the subject. Higher percentages of consumers claim good or excellent knowledge of movies, politics, history or music. Most want to know more though, as 69 percent of consumers overall and 77 percent of moms said it is important to learn about food production. As for transparency, only 19 percent of respondents believe food companies are transparent about how food is produced, while 22 percent believe the agricultural community is transparent. In both cases, consumers who rate their food knowledge as good or excellent were somewhat more likely to believe food companies and agriculture are sufficiently transparent, suggesting consumer education can help build trust. Farm visits had some positive impact on consumers’ perceptions of food. Nineteen percent of all consumers and 22 percent of moms who had visited a farm said it made them feel better about food. For a majority, farm visit had no influence, and for 6 percent of all consumers and 11 percent of moms, visiting a farm actually made them feel worse about food. More recent visits had more positive impact, as 26 percent of consumers who visited a farm in the past year felt better about food compared with just 10 percent whose last farm visit was 10 to 20 years ago. As for meat and packaging information, 60 percent want to know whether the animal was given hormones, 42 percent want to know what medicines the animal was given in its lifetime and 34 percent want to know where the animal was raised and what its living conditions were like. The largest percentage of consumers, 66 percent, consider friends and family trustworthy for food information, followed by USDA and FDA at 59 and 57 percent respectively, fifty three percent of consumers consider farmers and ranchers trustworthy sources of food information, compared with just 17 percent for food manufacturers. The authors suggest food marketers could benefit by involving farmers and ranchers in telling their stories directly to consumers and by informing consumers of the involvement of USDA and FDA in ensuring food safety. The full report is available for download from Sullivan, Higdon & Sink. John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork

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Angus Improves Genetic Selection Tools Genomic-enhanced EPDs and $Values provide better characterization of Angus cattle The American Angus Association® announces enhancements to its genetic prediction tools following an extensive genomic recalibration project in collaboration with Pfizer Animal Genetics. Starting Jan. 11, 2013, Angus breeders will notice updates to expected progeny differences (EPDs) impacted by Pfizer HD50K tested animals. “In an effort to bring the best science and technology possible to our Angus breeders, a Pfizer HD50K recalibration process was necessary to better characterize Angus genetics,” says Bill Bowman, Association chief operating officer and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) president. Users of Angus genetics will see changes in the following:  EPDs and accuracies for Pfizer HD50K tested animals, re-estimated genomic correlations and updated economic assumptions that impact $Values. “We encourage breeders and commercial bull buyers to access the most current EPDs and $Values through our Association website,” Bowman says. “This continued effort to provide robust, real-time selection tools – focused on economics – benefits the Angus breed, and the entire industry, long term.” The National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) EPDs are processed weekly and posted every Friday on  The American Angus Association serves nearly 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit

For more information contact: Bill Bowman, chief operating officer, at 816-383-5100 or

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April / May issue 2013