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AngusAngles June/July 2013

Official Publication New York Angus Association

NY Angus Female Sale averaged an all time historic high $4100!

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


New York Angus Association President Mike Shanahan P.O. Box 338, Ghent, NY 12075

518-598-8869 Vice-President Doug Giles 538 Rte. 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-6221 Secretary/Treasurer Robert Groom 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd, Lyons, NY 14489

315-573-2569 Past President Mike Kelley 9757 Dutch Rd, Camden, NY 13316 315-225-0827 Directors Eric Brayman Randy Librock Jerry Emerich Roger McCracken Derrick DeBoer Pete Murphy Brett Chedzoy Craig Simmons Nicole Tommell

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year by the NY Angus Association, in an 8.5 x 11 magazine format. It is edited 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 $115.00 1/2 Page $75.00 1/4 Page $45.00 Business Card $25.00 Contract Rates Available To Place advertising and for news and editorial content contact: Mike Shanahan - 518-598-8869

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NY Angus Association - Info You Can Use • 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 • Advertising space for our special ‘northeast and National Tour’ issue of NY Angus Angles is available. A newsletter will be sent to every Angus producer in the northeast and will be handed out to every participant at the 2013 National Angus Tour. Contact Mike for ad sales or questions, 518-598-8869 • Board of Directors, current directors and officers. Contact info on our website,

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Larry M. Laribee 3220 Fuller Road Carthage, NY 13619

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

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

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


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

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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

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JLL Angus Acres Jerry & Jeanette Loss

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Attention Angus Breeders Space Available Advertise Your Farm Here! Contact Mike Shanahan 518-598-8869 P.O. Box 57 Lebanon Street Hamilton, NY 13346

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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


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Whether you work in the corporate world or the cowboy world, turnover is a big deal, acknowledged Clay Mathis, director and endowed chair of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, during his address to Cattlemen’s College® attendees in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 6. “It’s expensive when people leave and you have to hire new employees,” said Mathis, noting that the cost of turnover has been estimated to be 50%-150% of the annual salary of that individual. So what can be done to retain employees and keep them motivated and satisfied in their job? Mathis shared findings from a King Ranch Institute survey of 190 ranch employees at 15 large ranches. Foremost, he said, employees want to have an understanding of their job and what is expected of them. Mathis said job descriptions are a key tool to bridging communication and expectations between employer and employee. Second, Mathis said it is important to clarify to employees how their performance will be measured. As examples, structured performance reviews and frequent, meaningful feedback provide a means for evaluating performance. He shared the example of UCLA basketball coach Jon Wooden, who kept diaries and noted improvement of each player during practice. Wooden then shared that feedback with players at the end of each practice. Mathis said, “This took 15-30 minutes extra, but it was important to Wooden as a coach, and the results showed.” Wooden and his team earned 10 NCAA titles. Mathis added, “By this example there is certainly more room for feedback that’s positive in our industry.” He noted that doing so with your employees could very well make your operation more productive.

Third — and, Mathis said, “perhaps most important” — employees want to know the vision and mission for the ranch. “They want to know why we work so hard. … Without that clarity, the vision of the ranch is left for interpretation,” he noted.

A checklist for employers From a 2006 research study, Mathis also shared a list of 12 elements of an “engaged” employee, meaning an employee who considers him- or herself fulfilled and satisfied in the position. Would your employees say they feel this way in their current job? ! @! I know what is expected of me at work. ! @! I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right now. ! @! At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day. ! @! In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good ! ! work. ! @! My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person. ! @! There is someone at work who encourages my development. ! @! At work, my opinions seem to count. ! @! The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is !important. ! @! My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work. ! @! I have a best friend at work. ! @! In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my ! ! progress. ! @! This last year I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow. As an employer, perhaps keeping this checklist in mind can prompt changes in how you treat employees — and their job satisfaction may soar as a result. Now in its 20th year, Cattlemen’s College has established a reputation as one of the most thorough cattle-producer education programs in the nation. The program is sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) and coordinated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Editor’s Note: This article is part of the Angus Journal’s online coverage of the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show available online in the newsroom at

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Sarkaria Farms Registered Angus Seedstock, Proven Genetics

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DRMCTR 1I1 Rita 6108 Rito 1I1 of 2536 Rito 6I6 x DRMCTR 2908s Design 2B02 x New Design 1407 SELLING A HEIFER CALF BY EXAR UPSHOT from this featured Angus Hill Female, who was chosen as the $54,000 one-half interest female from the Hillhouse Angus Inaugural Sale in Texas. 6108 currently ranks #3 for $B, #2 for WW, #4 YW, #4 $F. She records BR 2@97, WW 2@119, YW 2@111, REA 28@103. She also has 4 Daughters in the TOP 10 for WW, 3 daughters in the TOP 10 for YW, 3 daughters in the TOP 10 for $F, and 2 daughters in the TOP 5 for $B whom rank #2 and #4. Co-owned with Hillhouse Angus, TX

John Inkley V.M.D 716-358-6817 Charles DiMaria, Manager 716-307-1851 12400 W. Main Street Randolph, NY 14772

Trowbridge Angus & Friends Sale "Angus Along the Hudson" held during the National Angus Conference & Tour Ghent, NY, Thursday, 6pm

August 29, 2013

Angus enthusiasts should mark their calendars for Aug. 28-30 for this year’s National Angus Conference & Tour (NAC&T) “Come to the Catskills.” In an area of the country not regularly highlighted for its agriculture, Angus enthusiasts can learn about the Angus business during the conference in Albany, N.Y., and see the charm and history of agriculture in upstate New York during the tour. The conference will focus on consumers and business. In an area full of consumers who ask more questions about where their food comes from, conference attendees will hear about advocating and transparency, food preparation and more. Additionally, satisfying these consumers is a business endeavor, and industry leaders will speak about the business side of the Angus breed. The tour stops will include several New York farms, plus a few nonagricultural stops. Tour stops for the first day include Garret Farms, Hillsdale, N.Y.; the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass.; and Trowbridge Farm, Ghent, N.Y. The second day will include New York stops, including Heathcote Farm, Amenia; Walbridge Farms LLC, Millbrook; Hyde Park, including an option of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) home or the Vanderbilt Mansion; and Rally Farms, Millbrook. Due to space, the amount of attendees and time, participants will have to choose between FDR’s home and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Please be sure to mark your preference on your registration information. Registration will be available at Early registration is $175 per person and is due July 15. After that date, registration increases to $250. Walk-ins will be accepted as space is available.

The headquarters hotel will be the Albany Marriott. Attendees are encouraged to make their own hotel reservation, and there is a block rate for conference attendees. To reserve a room, call 1-800-228-9290 and mention that you are attending the National Angus Conference & Tour for the negotiated rate.

More information will be available at, or contact the Activities Department at 816- 383-5100. by Kasey Brown, associate editor

Schedule After the conference, visit the News/Audio page to access summaries, PowerPoints and audio of the speakers' presentations.

Tuesday, August 27 3 -7 p.m. Registration opens 6-8 p.m. Welcome Reception in Trade Show Evening Genomic Update, AGI Staff Wednesday, August 28 – Albany Marriott 6:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet 8 a.m. Registration opens 8 a.m. National Angus Conference * Welcome, Phil Trowbridge, President, American Angus Association * Striving for Quality, Chef John Doherty * The Business Side of Beef, David O’Diam, Certified Angus Beef LLC Break * Telling Our Story, Debbie Lyons-Blythe * Purina Representative Lunch * Marketing Angus Genetics, Eric Grant, American Angus Association * Marketing the End Product, Kip Palmer, Palmer Foods Break * Preparing for the Future of the Industry, Scott Vernon, Vernon Communications * Membership challenge, update, Bryce Schumann, American Angus Association 5 p.m. Wrap-up  6:30 p.m. Dinner   Thursday, August 29 7 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Depart Marriott * Garret Farms – Hillsdale, lunch * Norman Rockwell Museum – Stockdale, MA * Trowbridge Farm – Ghent, dinner  7:15 p.m. Arrive Marriott  

Friday, August 30 6 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Depart Marriott * Heathcote Farm – Amenia * Walbridge Farms – Millbrook, lunch * Split Tour to either FDR Home OR Vanderbilt Mansion – Hyde Park * Rally Farms – Millbrook 7:15 p.m. Arrive at Marriott, dinner on your own

Trade Show The 2013 National Angus Conference & Tour (NAC&T) will include a trade show that will be open during registration and the welcome reception on Tuesday, August 27 through the conference evening. The trade show provides a great opportunity to meet and introduce your service or product to approximately 300 Angus breeders, cattle producers and industry professionals from across the country during this national event. The trade show will be in the hotel where the educational, social and meal events will be held, allowing for easy access and visibility throughout the conference. Space is limited and contracts will be accepted on a first-come basis. Booth space is $600 each. The 10x10-foot space includes one 8-foot skirted table and two chairs. Wireless Internet access available for an additional charge. One NAC&T registration ($175 value) is included with the purchase of a booth space. Trade show participants are responsible for their own lodging. More information on conference break times will be sent to exhibitors prior to the NAC&T. Sponsorships are available with promotional and welcome package options. These options will depend on the level of sponsorship chosen. To reserve your booth space, please complete the trade show/sponsor contract and return with check payable to the American Angus Association Attn: Carrie Horsley by August 1. Please contact Carrie Horsley at or call 816-383-5100 if you have questions.

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Preference for Hyde Park stop on Aug. 30 (pick only one) FDR home Vanderbilt Mansion Check enclosed Make checks payable to the American Angus Association. Visa MasterCard Discover Card #__________________________________ Exp. _______ Signature ___________________________________________ Name badge information (please print) 1. Name! ! 2. Name! ! 3. Name! ! 4. Name! ! Send registration confirmation to: Name! Address! City __________________________ State ____ ZIP __________ Phone! Email! Send this completed form and payment to: American Angus Association Attn: National Angus Tour 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2997 Fax: 816-233-9703

Tullyfergus – Fleur de lis – McCracken Vu Annual Production Sale – September 28th 2013, 1pm Selling practical, functional and affordable herd sire prospects by Just Right, Rainmaker 9723, New Day and Really Windy 4097 from a breeding program that operates under real world commercial conditions; no creep for calves no grain for cows no excuses no exceptions Eye appealing, quality heifers, registered and commercial, from our replacement pens. Some will be halter broke and ready to show, some will have been shown already, all will be ready to go to work for you with quiet dispositions and practical traits built in. Commercial and registered steer calves, vigorous, healthy and with the genetics to gain and grade. They will mostly sell for December delivery weaned, vaccinated and bunk broke. There will undoubtedly be some with show quality and style among them, pick one, pick two or take ‘em  all!   In addition there will be a small group of commercial fall calving cow/calf pairs and some select spring bred heifers. Sale books will be available in time for State Fair, stop by and visit us there or call to insure you are on the mailing list. Check out our facebook page Robert & Linda Groom (315) 573-2569

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Roger & Alice McCracken (585) 243-5037

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Join Us... Heathcote Primrose 1903 Choice of heifer calves, who are full sisters by Connealy Consensus 7229 from the known Heathcote foundation Primrose 1903, who is by Summitcrest High Prime 0H29 from a dam by New Design 036. Also offering choice of full sisters by GAR Grid Maker, from Primrose 1903.

held at Walbridge Farm, Millbrook, NY PSU Joe 541 032 Offering choice of heifer calves, twin sisters by BC Eagle Eye, from P S Miss Angus K214 541, the dam of PSU Joe 541 032. A unique opportunity to use a famous cow family, full of productive history, and sisters to an up-and-coming herd sire.

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USDA to measure the economic well-being of American farms Oklahoma City — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend the next several months contacting farmers and ranchers across the nation to conduct the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). NASS conducts ARMS jointly with USDA’s Economic Research Service. In an effort to obtain the most accurate data, the federal agencies will reach out to nearly 35,000 producers nationwide. The results of this survey will serve as a baseline for numerous federal policies and programs that affect U.S. farms and farm families. “ARMS is our primary tool for gauging the financial condition and production practices on American farms and ranches,” said Wilber Hundl, Jr director of the NASS Oklahoma Field Office. “By participating in this survey, Oklahoma farmers directly impact the decisions that affect them, their families and their operations.” “Decision makers from all facets of U.S. agriculture will use the collective information from ARMS to answer questions and make important decisions concerning the economic viability of American agriculture, the rural economy and other emerging issues,” explained Hundl “That’s why it is imperative for all farmers contacted by NASS to provide responses and help shape the future of U.S. agriculture.” “As you may know, NASS is currently also conducting the mandatory Census of Agriculture, which occurs every five years,” explained Hundl “To make it easier on these farmers, responding to ARMS fulfills the growers’ 2012 Census of Agriculture obligations.” As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law. NASS safeguards the confidentiality of all responses, ensuring no individual respondent or operation can be identified. The economic data gathered in ARMS will be published in the annual Farm Production Expenditures report on August 2, 2013. All NASS reports are available online at *Altus Times

The view this month is from the tractor seat out on the farm the bees are doing just fine we planted a field of pumpkins next to the hives this should really help our yield this year but so far the bees have really loved the apple trees the lilacs all of our spring flowers and now they are waiting for the locust trees to blossom anyone who has been in the country during the locust tree blossom time knows how very fragrant they are we are very fortunate to have a large stand of locust they make very great honey and probably the best long term fence posts in this part of the country for anyone that has ever used them for fence posts knows that is why they make one inch fence staples the two inch ones you use for cedar posts bend before you get them in to hold the wire and sometimes the one inch ones seem to long-- we have had a great spring so far all our crops are planted we just need a few more weeks and we will be able to start first cutting hay we don't put any in a silo like my brother so we relie on the weather more- at my brother's he will put 150 acres of hay a day in his bunk silo we on the home farm make all dry hay I know I am old fashion but I don't have the big acreages and I like the old ways small square bales piled on flat hay wagons stacking bales on a flat rack is an farm art that has almost been lost most farmers use kicker balers -- round balers or big square balers most dairy farms don't bale any first cutting all goes in a bunk silo we are one of the few in Geneses county that still bale hay on flat rack wagons it takes a little more labor but what would the young people in our neighborhood do if it wasn't for this bullheaded old guy over the years we have had some great help a few years ago I had a young man helping me on the farm one day I showed him how to change a set of points on one of my old John Deeres he went home that night and told his Dad-- first his Dad thought he was talking Greek what are points and where are they when he told his father how they worked to make the spark so the tractor started and ran he was amazed his Dad grew up in the electronic ignition age that same young man graduated from college moved to Florida and is the head of computer secuity for a large company but he still knows how to stack hay on a flat wagon and change a set of points on a john deere tractor those are things you can't be tought in any college so I think I have finally after all this time found my little nich in life teach all the young people on our road how to stack hay on a flat wagon and change a set of points on a John Deere tractor till next time. Thanx for readen Paul P.S.For every person you ever meet in your life you only have one first impression just remember that only meet them first ONCE

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Checkoff Launches New Consumer Advertising Campaign Thought Provoking Campaign Sizzles with New Voice The new “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” consumer advertising campaign is premiering this month, bringing the recognizable tagline to older millennials and Gen-Xers. The new campaign, funded by the beef checkoff, will feature sizzling beef recipes, juicy details about essential nutrients and the voice of one of Hollywood’s most promising new talents. “This campaign builds upon the core benefits that only beef offers -- its great taste and 10 essential nutrients. While most folks just look at beef for its sizzle or great flavor, it’s made up of more than that. Its nutrients are what make it the most powerful protein and what makes beef above all else,” says Cevin Jones, chair of the checkoff’s Domestic Consumer Preference Committee and producer from Eden, Idaho. “It doesn’t hurt that the voice delivering the message on the other side of the radio epitomizes health and sizzle too.” New Voice for a New Target The new “Above All Else” campaign aims to reach the next generation of beef eaters – the older millennial and Gen-Xer, aged 25 to 44 –who care about food and nutrition. While keeping many brand mainstays, such as Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo” music, the new beef campaign is switching up the voice behind the famous words, “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” Sparking a new interest for the older millennial and Gen X target, Garrett Hedlund’s voice will take a starring role in the campaign’s radio spots. Garrett personally represents healthful living, and his strong, warm voice is perfect for provoking new understanding about beef. “I’m proud to represent America’s farmers and ranchers,” Hedlund said. “I grew up on my father’s cattle operation, so I’m right at home as the new voice of beef.” Born in Roseau, Minn., Garrett spent his early years on a cattle operation. He was just 18 when he landed a role in the epic film Troy (2004) playing opposite Brad Pitt.

Following his debut in Troy, Garrett went on to Friday Night Lights (2004) and Tron Legacy (2010). His latest roles include Country Strong (2011), in which he plays a rising young country star opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as On the Road, in theaters now. What’s Your Dinner Made Of? Research has shown that 45 percent of the target demographic said they would choose beef more often if they knew about how its nutrients compared to chicken. The new campaign helps set the record straight about beef’s essential nutrients in an engaging and educational way. That’s the question each “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” print advertisements asks. It’s answered with bold copy highlighting the nutritional benefits of Beef along with tantalizing food photography reminding the consumer that delicious can, and does go right alongside nutritious. Each advertisement calls out an individual essential nutrient, like protein: “The Strip steak has lots of protein…and your appetite’s attention.” Another ad reminds you that a dinner with beef “has iron. The most lean, delicious and tender iron known to man.” The print advertisements will appear in monthly national magazines with an emphasis on food, health/fitness, parenting, lifestyle and men’s sports. In addition to traditional print placements, the campaign will appear across a wide range of digital platforms, such as 22 tablet versions, online radio stations (e.g., Pandora), video websites (e.g., Hulu), social networking sites (e.g., Facebook) and popular recipe websites (e.g., State Beef Councils will extend the campaign through print, radio, digital, in-person promotions, sporting events, outdoor advertising and more. Public relations, health professional outreach, social media and other promotional efforts round out this integrated effort. For delicious triple-tested beef recipes, nutrition information and to learn more about the “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” advertising campaign, please visit For more information about your beef checkoff investment, visit ### The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval. ### Contact: Melissa Slagle, 402-856-2097; April 23, 2013

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The Vision And Mission Of New-Paradigm Farms/Welytok Angus New-Paradigm Farms was founded in 1995 in the beautiful town of Lowville in Upstate New York by Mark Welytok.  However, the vision of New-Paradigm Farms started at a much earlier year in my childhood.  I was born and raised on a large dairy farm in the Finger Lakes and have always had the love and desire to work with good quality cattle.  After high school I continued onto college and earned a degree in Ruminant Nutrition.  Upon graduation, I worked in the AI field, migrated into the nutrition field and ultimately ended up working in the pharmaceutical field doing digestibility research.  With spending more nights in a motel than at home with my family, it was time to make another career change.  Today I own and manage New-Paradigm Developers, with the business model focused on maximizing the value and return in real estate, performing site work and building new construction- primarily residential.  The cattle business comes to me as much needed therapy and my fondness for working with cattle.   The word "paradigm" is defined as; the model that forms basis of something: an example that serves as a pattern or model for something, especially one that forms the basis of methodology or theory.  My definition in layman's terms is "thinking outside the box and having the desire to be on the cutting edge with the adoption of new technologies and/or procedures to create a pattern or model".   In 1999, the dairy was relocated to Westmoreland in Oneida County.  In 2001, the dairy was dispersed and the freestall was filled full of commercial brood cows.  The farm was operated for several years primarily as a feeder calf operation.  In the mid 2000's, the farm changed to its current status - a purebred Angus farm now known as Welytok Angus.  It is now located in Canastota, Madison County on State Route 13- just 4  short miles north of Interstate 90.   During this time period, I traveled the East Coast purchasing great two and three year old registered Angus cows from prominent, well-known breeders.  Three quarters of my foundation herd has come from the Quaker Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Rossen family in Louisa, Virginia.  I also purchased cows from Springfield Angus in Louisburg, North Carolina and the Wehrmann herd in New Market, Virginia.  The primary focus is buying into cow families that have the genetic potential to produce high carcass values in marbling and ribeye, along with high weaning and yearling weights with calving ease and docility.  The other criteria focused on is reliability from proven cow families with current top AI sired lineage.  These selection traits and sire lineage of individual pedigrees were my main priorities and objectives when making these purchases to start the nucleus herd.    After obtaining these foundation cows, my focus has continued to build on these same principles of carcass values, weight gain, docility and calving ease.  All cows and heifers are bred AI to the top

bulls available globally that meet these breeding criteria and have reliable EPDs.  All calves are DNA tested through Zoetis HD50K, and most of the cows in the herd have been tested as well.  This information has helped me move forward in my breeding selection and criteria, in addition to knowing the genetic merits of my flush cows.  Genomics has become a very important element and a useful tool in my breeding selection process.  This technology has moved my breeding program toward a more reliable and promising future.   Credit to my early success needs to go Charles Rossen and family with Quaker Hill Farm with the purchase of a three year old heifer sired by TC Total 410 and out of an early Objective dam.  Her name is Quaker Hill Erianna 8T2, but is known as and called "Marilyn" because as soon as I arrive at the barn or pasture she is quick to follow me mooing in a way that makes her seem enamored.  Therefore, she was named after Marilyn Monroe as a joke at first, but the name has stayed with her!  In March of 2012, she gave birth to a son by G A R New Design 5050 (Welytok Prime Premier 2A20).  He set and holds a new sale record at the Penn State Bull Test Sale that has been in existence for 40 years.  Prime Premier was purchased by Select Sires and has entered their sampler program with the high hopes of being one of the great up and coming AI bulls in the Angus breed.  His EPD's are +12 calving ease, +.1 birth weight, +68 weaning weight, +122 yearling weight, +33 docility, +35 milk, +45 carcass weight, +.98 marbling, +1.20 ribeye, $41.33 weaning and $109.67 beef.  All of these traits are in the top one percent of the breed.  He also ultra-sounded an 18.4 square inch ribeye (ratio 106), credited with an 881 pound weaning weight (ratio 125) and a 1492 pound yearling weight (ratio 119).    Another third party test my genetics were exposed to in this past year was the Cornell All Grass Forage Bull Test.  While there one of my bulls topped the bull sale and achieved the highest daily weight gain (2.6 pounds average daily gain) on an all grass ration.  My next goal and mission of genetic focus is to develop more feed efficient cattle that will transmit and/or reach the market place with above average carcass merit.   An important ingredient in our breeding "recipe" is Dr. Jim Evans, with Genetic Visions.  He is our embryologist.  Dr. Evans has been a big asset in helping us get generations ahead with the additional progeny of our core cow families and heifers.  Additional people that have helped us along the way have been Mike Shanahan (Shanahan Cattle Promotion and the President of the New York Angus Association) with the purchase of some key cow families and his skills in photography.  Many Angus friends and AI representatives have also given great advice along the way.   The future looks very bright and promising with our 2013 calves on the ground sired by such great bulls as Ten X, Total Impact, Power Tool, Prophet, Upshot and 9M25.  This is in conjunction with the 2012 bulls outstanding performance and sale results of the two bull test stations at Penn Sate and Cornell.  Our objective, goal and mission is to develop the most feed efficient Angus cattle without

giving up weaning and yearling weight gain, process calving ease and with superior carcass merit.  Much emphasis is placed on calving ease, docility, $ weaning and $ beef EPDs values.  We will continue the use of genomics, ultra-sounds and third party testing (bull and heifer test stations) to monitor and rank our breeding strategies and enhance our EPDs reliabilities.  Please stay tuned and look to the Welytok prefix with confidence for your future breeding needs.  We are "Breeding for the Next Generation"! =============================================================================


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Beef Talk A one-way ticket to town by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University Extension Service Bull 50 just bought himself a one-way ticket to town. For bulls, there are only two pens. One is the pen for breeding bulls, while the other bulls go to the “for beef market” pen. I climbed over a fence instead of using the standard gate to enter one of the bull pens. Bull 50 decided that was not acceptable. In a fraction of a second, he was on me. There is no lack of understanding when one comes face-to-face with a bull that is seeking dominance. He is the boss. So, in this case, I needed to move. I took the quick exit and scaled the fence. Although Bull 50 won the moment, I won the event. By that afternoon, Bull 50 was on a trailer heading to town destined for the next day’s market. Market beef would become his new name. Although the need to anchor the business of beef in data and numbers is real, there always is room for discussion, because many day-to-day activities are producer- and ranch-dependent. One such point is temperament. The Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) tries to have a zero tolerance for challenging temperaments. Interestingly, oftentimes those closest to the cattle are more sympathetic than those who are more distant or perhaps not down in the chutes. There are excuses, but the bottom line is that aggressive temperament by a bull can’t be tolerated. Bull 50 was a good 2-year-old, at least by the numbers. He was selected based on excellent marbling and ribeye traits, and he certainly was a good carcass bull. Those are critical traits when cattle are fed out because ranch profit is a function of harvest value. That all changed when Bull 50’s eyes met mine. The look was not good. “For those producers who manage bull pens, caution always should be taken prior to entering the pen.” — Kris Ringwall For those producers who manage bull pens, caution always should be taken prior to entering the pen. Why today and why me? One will never know. The DREC ranch manager was with me, so Bull 50 had a choice. Perhaps what saved us was that moment of thought by Bull 50 deciding which one of us to go after. We got a head start while Bull 50 pondered. Events such as this bring back many memories of tragedy, particularly in the dairy business.

The headline read, “Local dairy producer killed by herd bull.” These stories are fewer today, particularly in the dairy business, because of the increased use of artificial insemination (AI). In fact, most dairies would not even need to have a dairy bull on the premises. The truth is, as producers tend to their bulls, they become part of the bulls’ pecking order. More kindness, caring and scratching of the head only make matters worse. The bull slowly adapts to the caregiver as one of the gang. Even if the bull does not mean to, that fateful day simply is a function of a 2,000-pound (lb.) or more animal picking a fight with a 160-pound-plus person. Guess who wins? Bull 50 was not kidding. The snort, look of the eyes, deliberate focused movement, tossing of the head without losing eye contact and pawing of the ground were strong signs of aggression. It could have been worse, because one of the hands could have walked into the pen alone to feed the bulls. With back turned and concentrating on dumping feed, the ranch hand would not know what was about to happen. One would rather not think about that happening. Instead, send out a reminder never to enter a bull pen without due caution and diligence. Winning the fight with a bull will not happen. Anyway, Bull 50 is now market beef, and the price probably will be slightly more than $100 per hundredweight. That is good, and at least the day was not all about medical expenses. The point is that cattle do not pay for medical bills very well, and they do not sit around talking about estate taxes or who takes over once the boss is gone. Cattle don’t care and only respond to cues that trigger behavior. If attacked, they will retreat or maybe choose to defend. In moving cattle, those who teach cattle movement will use those behavioral cues to be better cattle handlers. However, one never knows the day or time when a bull, cow with a newborn calf or a just plain ornery critter decides this is the day to challenge that two-legged critter who comes to the pen every day. Bull 50 stood his ground today, but, fortunately, the outcome was good. The bottom line is to not keep aggressive cattle. On a side note, Bull 50 was a little aggressive when the center purchased him, but we needed an extra bull. In the pen next to Bull 50 was Bull Y1199, who was another high-headed, very nervous bull, but younger. He also went to town. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact Ringwall at 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, or go to http:// Kris Ringwall Editor’s Note: Kris Ringwall is a North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialist and the Dickinson Research Extension Center director.


In Remembrance Jacob Tanis, Jr. Born in North Haledon, NJ on Jun. 16, 1925 Died on Apr. 23, 2013 and resided in Augusta, NJ Jacob Tanis, Jr., 87, of Frankford Township, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at home. Born in North Haledon, Mr. Tanis was a lifetime resident of Frankford Township. He was a 1942 graduate of Newton High School and was the owner/ operator of Ideal Farms (purebred Angus cattle farm) in Augusta. Mr. Tanis spent his entire life as a member of the farming community. It began with his father, Jacob Tanis, Sr., who owned a large dairy operation in Sussex County, known as Ideal Farms, which extended throughout Northwestern New Jersey. Mr. Tanis was on the Board of Directors of the Hackettstown Auction Market for 47 years, President of the New Jersey Angus Association, and instrumental in forming the NJQHA (New Jersey Quarter Horse Association) where he served as President. Also instrumental in forming the Top O'Jersey 4-H Beef Club, he was a longtime supporter of the 4-H Market Sale and in 1959 developed a purebred Angus herd. He was a member in longstanding of the Young Progressive Farmers of August along with Tom Bain, Ed Risdon and Emery Castimore. The Mayor of Frankford Township, Mr. Tanis was a member of the Township Committee as well as a member of the Zoning Board for 25 years. The son of the late Jacob Tanis, Sr., and Anna (nee DeHaan) Tanis, Mr. Tanis was also predeceased by two brothers, Dr. John Tanis, in 1985 and William Tanis, Sr., in 2008. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rose (nee McKinnon) Tanis; four children, Sharon Tanis of Island Park, Idaho, Jacob Tanis, III, and his wife, Sally, of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, Jan Tanis Jorritsma and her husband, Ben, of Lafayette, and Mark Tanis and his wife, Kathy, of Pitcher, New York; seven grandchildren, Jacob Tanis, IV, Adam Tanis, Rachel Tanis Mead, Jennifer Tanis Rice, Logan Tanis, Benjamin Jorritsma and Kyle Jorritsma; seven greatgrandchildren; his sister, Lillian Castimore and her husband, Emery, of Lafayette; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871. =============================================================================

John P. Gannon “JP” Stillwater, NY John P. Gannon, 69, a resident of Route 32, died at his home Tuesday, April 23, 2013 after a short illness. Born April 14, 1944 in Liberty, NY, he was the son of Francis John and Genevieve Sutherland Gannon. Mr. Gannon was a graduate of Stillwater Central High School and attended SUNY Morrisville. He worked for 38 years at Kilby Bros. Construction in Albany and had also worked at Galusha and Sons in Queensbury. He retired to fulltime farm life at Parkview Farm. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren on the farm. He was a member of the Mechanicville Elks Club, had been a councilman on the Town of Stillwater Board and had also been a member of the Stillwater Planning Board for many years. He was a communicant of St. Peter's Church in Stillwater. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Linda S. Gannon. Survivors include his much adored wife of 49 years, Joan Figiel Gannon of Stillwater; his three children, Robert J. (Jennifer) Gannon of Stillwater, Mary Alice (Robert) Lee of Wilton, and Thomas A. (Justine) Gannon of Stillwater; nine grandchildren, Christina, Stephen, Lane, Max, Emily, Griffen, John, James, and Jay Thomas; one brother, Raymond M. (Sara) Gannon of Stillwater; one sister, Karen A. (Robert) Friedly of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorials can be made in his memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Online remembrances can be made at Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on April 25, 2013


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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



Production Sale

Friday • August 30, 2013 • 6 p.m. (EST) Selling 64 Lots (120 Head) • Donors, Pairs, Bred Cows & Bred Heifers Sale will take place at the end of the National Angus Tour

(EPDs as of 6/17/13)

Lot 1 - Garret Lass 3236 BW +1.0 • YW +100 • $W +44.18

Lot 1B - Garret’s Lass 326V EXT’s Best

Lot 2C- Garret’s First Lady 651F RE I+.71 • I+38 CW

Lot 3 - DB Lucy 162 CW +56 • 178E Daughter

Lot 3A - Garret’s Lucy 162I CW I+44 • EXT Daughter

Lot 11 - Garret Forever Lady 800Y RE +.75 • Sister to 004

Lot 18 - Callaway Blackcap 1130 2536 Granddaughter

Lot 33 - Garret Forever Lady 80G $B +92.26 • Sister to 004

Lot 34 - Garret’s Forever Lady 864 Marb I+.86 • $B +88.35

Garret Matteo, Owner/Manager 289 Hunt Rd., Hillsdale, NY 12529 (518) 325-4540 • Cell (518) 755-5021 Fax (518) 325-1301

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