Official Publication New York Angus Association
Angus Angles MARCH 2015
INSIDE THIS ISSUE New York Angus Annual Meeting, March 21, 2015 Keynote Speaker- Bryce Schumann, CEO, American Angus Association
Come Join Us! NY- Angus Seedstock Capitol of the World
Dr. Tom Van Dyke, Manager of Merial Veterinary Services, Duluth, GA
ON THE COVER: NYAA Member & 2015 Sale Host, New Penn Farm, Truxton, NY
New York Angus Association www.NY-Angus.com President Doug Giles 538 Rte. 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-6221 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice-President Craig Simmons 1944 St Rte 66, Ghent, NY 12075 518-858-4461 email@example.com Secretary/Treasurer Robert Groom
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Upcoming Angus Events NYAA 2015 Dues Due Now Nominations for NY Angus Female Sale Due Now NY Farm Show February 26-28, 2015 • Syracuse, NY Trowbridge Cattleman’s Meetings throughout NYS, more details at trowbridgefarms.com March 2015 Prime Ad Auction for Angus Angles Newsletter April Special Issue, email bids to firstname.lastname@example.org concludes with a live auction close on 3/21/15 at NYAA Annual Meeting March 15-21, 2015 NY Angus Annual Meeting & Banquet at Justin’s Tuscan Grill March 21, 2015 • East Syracuse, NY Trowbridge Annual Bull Sale at Finger Lakes Livestock May 2, 2015 • Canandaigua, NY NY Angus Female Sale, hosted by New Penn Farm May 9, 2015 • Truxton, NY *** If you have an event you would like to see listed here, please contact email@example.com*** Newsletter Deadlines & Publish Dates Deadline 3/20/15, Published 4/1/15 - SPECIAL ISSUE Deadline 5/15/15, Published 6/1/15 - Regular Issue Deadline 7/10/15, Published 8/1/15 - SPECIAL ISSUE Deadline 10/15/15, Published 11/15 - Regular Issue Deadline 1/15/16, Published 2/1/16 - Regular Issue
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New Horizons The nearly 25,000 members who comprise the American Angus Association® came off of an outstanding 2014 fiscal year (FY) this fall. Fiscal performance exceeded all expectations on nearly every front, from an increase in registrations, to record-breaking sales of Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) brand product, to the most sales revenue ever reported for Angus seedstock: $326 million. The organization is now reporting that these trends have accelerated in the first quarter of FY 2015, which began Oct. 1, 2014, and the breed is on an early pace to potentially exceed last year’s performance. Registrations submitted to the American Angus Association in December totaled 44,194, the eighth best month in history and the best December on record. Year to date, total registrations for registered Angus seedstock grew 10%; that’s an increase of 10,000 more animals in the registry. And these numbers were achieved with more people raising registered Angus genetics. Since October, memberships have grown 31%, and junior memberships have increased by more than 9%. Aside of the national stats, in New York State our membership level is at a steady increase and the talk about being a part of the most active beef breed organization in the region keeps getting louder. New York State has done it and will continue to do it. A quick compilation of registered Angus genetics that have sold within our state in 2014 (recorded via some auctions we could find) amasses a total of $2,780,000. Folks this is a big number, and it is what you have accomplished as our membership. Thanks & Congratulations to you all. Learn so much more about what is happening with our breed and hear from the main man himself, Bryce Schumann CEO of American Angus Association, at our New York Angus Association Annual Meeting on March 21, 2015 at Justin’s Tuscan Grill in East Syracuse, New York. Take care,
Mike Mike Shanahan Editor, Angus Angles Newsletter Thanks to Merial for being a sponsor of our NYAA Annual Meeting on March 21, 2015
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NY Angus Association Annual Meeting Held Saturday, March 21, 2015, East Syracuse, NY A great panel of speakers is in line for the New York Angus Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2015, to be held at Justinâ€™s Tuscan Grill, 6400 Yorktown Circle, East Syracuse, NY. This yearâ€™s event will include our keynote speaker Bryce Schumann, CEO of American Angus Association, from Saint Joseph, MO; Dr. Tom Van Dyke, Manager of Merial Veterinary Services, Duluth, GA. Aside of our speakers will be our annual awards banquet, business meeting, officer and board elections, newsletter special issue prime ad space auction, special Angus memorabilia auction, a tasty beef lunch, & more. You will not want to miss this event, as it promises to be the best annual meeting yet, with so much information from the industry leading companies. Our meeting is sponsored in part by Merial Animal Health - creating a healthier world for animals.
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genetics, and they expect them to last,” noted Dan Moser, pointing out that proper hoof structure plays a significant role in an animal’s longevity.
Solid Footing American Angus Association to start collecting hoof scores to generate expected progeny differences. Story & photos by Shauna Rose Hermel, editor
he American Angus Association is now accepting hoof scores in anticipation of developing an expected progeny difference (EPD) to assist in selection decisions, Dan Moser told cattlemen gathered for the breed improvement breakout session at the Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show Nov. 4-6, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. “Folks are making significant investment in your genetics, and they expect them to last,” he noted, pointing out that proper hoof structure plays a significant role in an animal’s longevity. Moser encouraged those in attendance to start collecting and submitting hoof scores as he unveiled a footscoring system the Association will use to evaluate the trait in Angus cattle. “Our goal is to come up with a simple system that characterizes the cattle well enough that we can build tools to help with your decision-making in the future,” said Moser, who serves as president of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and director of performance programs for the American Angus Association.
Moser said two main issues have been identified: (1) foot angle, or set to the pastern; and (2) claw set. Cattle that don’t have the proper pastern set often tend to have shallow heels, he noted. As they sit back on their heels, they don’t get as much wear on their toes, so the toes tend to grow out. This can cause lameness in especially the rear limbs, though the front limbs can be affected, too. Problems with claw set often show up as scissor or corkscrew claws in which the toes don’t stay separated and sometimes curl in, even crossing in some cases. Moser said this more often affects the front feet, but can occur with the back feet, as well. “Those are real issues that impact soundness of cattle,” Moser emphasized, noting that the Association intends to develop EPDs that will assist producers in evaluating seedstock for their ability to propagate sound hoof structure.
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Your data needed Developing that selection tool depends first on gathering data, said Moser, adding that the Association is building the framework to collect that information for use in future evaluations. Emphasizing that doing so is strictly voluntary, he encouraged Angus breeders to submit foot scores on two traits — foot angle and claw set, scoring both on a 1-to-9 system, where 5 is the ideal. He offered diagrams used by the Australian Angus Association to illustrate the scoring system, noting that educational materials from the American Angus Association would soon be forthcoming (see Figs. 1 and 2). Looking at foot angle, Moser explained, the ideal to score a 5 would have a 45° angle to the pastern. Animals that are extremely weak in the pastern, very shallow in their heel and extremely long on their toes would score a 9. “Animals that are extremely straight in their front end and up on their toes, having no set to their pastern, would be a 1,” Moser said, noting that you don’t see very many
Fig. 1: American Angus Association scoring system to evaluate foot angle, where a 5 is ideal
Source: American Angus Association, 2014. Illustrated by Craig Simmons.
Fig. 2: American Angus Association scoring system to evaluate claw set, where a 5 is ideal
Source: American Angus Association, 2014. Illustrated by Craig Simmons.
modern Angus cattle at that end of the spectrum. For claw set, the ideal to score 5 would have some space between the toes, and the toes would be basically straight and symmetrical, Moser described. Toes that tend to curl in a little would score 7 or 8, while toes that curl to the point they cross over would score a 9. Toes that spread out more would score lower on the scale, with widely open and divergent toes scoring a 1. Again, few modern Angus animals would fall on the low end of the scale. For both foot angle and claw set, animals at either end of the spectrum, scoring a 1 or a 9, would be animals you would typically cull, Moser said. Working with a similar scoring system, the Australians have found reasonable heritability of both foot angle (0.13) and claw set (0.16), meaning there is opportunity to identify differences among sires.
Tips for scoring Moser offered these things to keep in mind when scoring feet: @Score animals prior to trimming hooves. @Where there is variation from front to rear, score the worst foot. @Score animals at a year of age, using the same age window and contemporary grouping as for yearling weights and ultrasound. @Submit basic ration information along with the hoof scores. @Animals may be scored as they come out of a chute or as they mill in a pen. @Data submission forms will be made available through AAA Login. Sale time provides a deadline by which breeders must score the bulls they raise, he noted. However, there may be multiple opportunities to score females as they age. “Some of these conditions become more
“Some of these conditions become more severe as animals @ get older,” Moser said. “If you have groups of 3-year-olds,
4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and you would like to score them as a group, we would happily receive that data, as well.”
severe as animals get older,” Moser said. “If you have groups of 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and you would like to score them as a group, we would happily receive that data, as well.” These age groups will be maintained in their yearling contemporary groups, to allow for differences in management from one year to the next, he explained. “So your 4-year-olds as a group would be a contemporary group, but they wouldn’t necessarily be compared to your 5s.” Angus breeders soon will be able to download a spreadsheet through AAA Login for collecting foot scores that will have registration numbers, tattoos, etc. Once they input the scores, they will be able to upload the completed spreadsheet to the database. Eventually, a form that can be submitted online will also be made available through AAA Login. “As soon as we feel there’s enough data from enough members to give a reliable and useful EPD, that’s something we’ll implement,” Moser said. The end goals, he concluded, are to describe the variation that exists in the breed and to provide a tool to members that they can use to apply selection pressure for foot conformation if they choose to do so. In the meantime, he added, “it encourages people to look at the cattle’s feet a little more closely, and that may be the most powerful thing of all.” Editor’s Note: Moser spoke at the breed improvement workshop at the Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show. To listen to his presentation, access his PowerPoint or read summaries of other presentations at the convention, visit the newsroom at www.angusconvention.com.
This article is reprinted with permission from the February 2015 Angus Journal.
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BY: PAUL TROWBRIDGE The view this month from the tractor seat is looking back over shoulder at the last year here on the farm. I always try and look ahead but as we get older I think we all spend a little more time reflecting on the past. Grandpa always told me if you take your glasses off and put them on the back of your head they always see 20/20 I never knew what he meant when was young but now I realize that all of our mistakes and mystiques in life are much easier to see and understand after we have lived thru them . Having lost a sister and a brother-in-law this year has given me reason to grab the moment and seize the day remember there is no dress rehearsal to life we have to get it right the first time.
Enough of that soap box stuff the farm this last year gave our family so much joy it is hard to describe being able to bring many children onto our farm and let them be apart of mother nature and educating them to the fact that it just takes a little knowledge and understanding to be able to get closer to our food source. Our bees are one example if you watch them and how they run their society they prove that everyone and everything is important in their survival from the drones to the worker bees to the queen they all have a crucial role in storing enough honey to get them thru the winter. So as we start a new year let's all focus on what's important to us and our family's. It might not be the big mone-
tary things it just might be showing our grandchildren or children how a bee pollenates a flower or blossom and takes pollen back to the hive to make honey which by the way is a food that never goes bad they have found honey in the tombs in Egypt that this 5000 years old and still good and nutritious till next time
Thx For Readen Paul P.S. Happy New Year to everyone make this year your best ever
Is BVD in your herd?
By Lew Stickland, Univeristy of Tennessee Extension
I often have a picture of these two calves displayed in my cattle health meetings, and I ask; “Which calf is persistently infected with BVDV?” The usual response is; “the one on the right.” Most of the participants say that they answered that way because the calf on the right “looks sick.” While the calf on the right does “look sick”; it is the calf on the left that is persistently infected. Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected with BVD to the State Veterinarian. While Tennessee has not adopted this policy, it is important that the producers of Tennessee understand what role this economically important disease can have on herd production. What is Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV)? : Part I Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is a potentially serious problem for all cattle operations. It has been a cause of infertility, abortions, diarrhea, shipping fever (bovine respiratory disease), immunosuppression (weakening of the immune system which leads to other disease problems), and much more. BVDV infections are classified into three clinic al syndromes: acute (transient) infection, fetal infection, and persistent infection. Acute infections Acute (transient) infections can result in fever, depression, diarrhea, respiratory disease, reproductive problems, and much more depending on the age and immune status of the animal infected, as well as the strain of BVDV involved. Some animals will show no outward signs of illness (subclinical disease), but the immunosuppressive effect s of the virus weakens the immune system leaving them susceptible to other diseases. Most animals recover from acute infections, but some animals will die.
Fetal infections Acute BVDV infections can occur in a beef cow or heifer, but often with no outward signs of illness (subclinical). However, if she is pregnant her fetus can become infected with a variety of consequences. Fetal infections can occur anytime a fetus is exposed to BVDV, but the result varies depending on the strain of virus and the stage of gestation (pregnancy). Abortions can occur throughout gestation, but birth defects and persistent infections occur during specific time- frames: 1. Infection during the breeding season could result in infertility or early embryonic death. 2. Infection during the first half of gestation could result in abortions or the birth of persistently infected calves. 3. Infection during the second half of gestation could result in abortions, birth defects, still births, or weak calves. Persistent infections Persistently infected (PI) calves are created when a fetus is exposed to BVDV during the first half of gestation (40 – 120 days). During this time the fetal immune system is not developed enough to respond to a BVDV infection. The fetus might be aborted, but if the fetus survives it will likely develop into a PI calf. Some PI calves are “poor-doers”, while others may look healthy and grow very well, making it impossible to consistently detect PI animal s visually. Most PI animals die by two years of age, but some will survive for several years and constantly shed BVDV throughout their life. The prevalence of PI animals is relatively low (0.4 to 2 %), but their ability to shed virus to other animals is tremendous. Transmission BVDV does not usually survive in the environment very long (les s than 3 week s), so direct contact between animals is the most common route of transmission. Acutely infected animals are a temporary source of BVDV transmission, but PI animals shed millions of viral particles every day. PI animals therefore serve as a constant source of BVDV exposure in a herd because they continuously shed virus in saliva, mucous, tears, milk, feces, urine, and any other bodily secretion. Identification of PI animals and removal from the herd is key in control of transmission. BVDV control Control of BVDV currently involves a combination of biosecurity, diagnostic surveillance, and vaccination. Specific BVDV diagnostic testing protocols will differ from one operation to the next depending on herd goals, herd health history, BVDV exposure risk factors, etc. To help create an effective BVDV surveillance program, the next Animal Health column will focus on specific BVDV testing recommendations, including the different types of diagnostic tests available as well as which animals need to be tested. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the best BVDV testing strategy for your herd.
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My Beef Checkoff Farm Facts YTH: Antibiotics are overused in cattle, which results in drugs in my beef and resistant bacteria that reduces the safety of beef for human consumption.
FACTS: FALSE. In fact, antibiotics actually have helped IMPROVE beef safety, as cattle farmers and ranchers use them in cooperation with veterinarians to prevent, control and treat disease to maintain the safest beef supply possible. Itâ€™s just like proper use of antibiotics in you and your children, when bacterial infections are present. And there is no evidence that restricting or eliminating use of antimicrobials in cattle would improve human health or reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance in humans. THE BOTTOM LINE: Antibiotics and the growth hormones that have been used safely in cattle since the 1950s have shown to POSE NO RISK to animals or humans. Factory farming? How about this FACT about FARMING instead: More than 97% of U.S. beef cattle farms and ranches are family farms. Really. It's about good people working hard 365 days a year -- no furloughs or holidays off for cattlemen producers, that's for sure! -- to provide a safe, delicious and nutritious food supply for America and beyond! Did you know... ... that the average American farmer FEEDS ABOUT 155 people, compared to 19 people in 1940? ... And that experts estimate that global food production will need to increase 70% by 2050 to feed the burgeoning population? MYTH: "Participating in so-called "Meatless Mondays" is a simple step I can take to improve my own health and the health of our planet." FACTS: NOT TRUE. Meat - and beef in particular - is good for you AND good for the planet.
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By: Sherry Bunting
Kids and cattle caught in the crossfire Kids and cattle are caught in the crossfire of nutrition politics, and it may get worse. Two weeks ago we talked about the changes over the years in the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans and their direct influence on the National School Lunch Program. This week we look at how the simple act of providing a nutritious school lunch could become even more complicated. What I have gleaned from reader comments is a high level of frustration about the current status of the National School Lunch Program limiting the caloric intake and food choices of growing children. Now, the next twist in the nutrition-noodle may not even be nutrition-based. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the deciding agency for new “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” expected to be released soon. The HHS Secretaries are deliberating the recent report from their Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which held meetings for months. When the new Guidelines are officially published in the Federal Register, a second round of comments will open. I’ll let you know when and how to comment when the time comes. For now, let’s look at a few concerns with the committee’s preliminary report. It is worth noting that back when we had a Food Pyramid, physical exercise was visually highlighted, where today it is notably absent from the MyPlate diagram. More troubling this time around, is the fact that the committee is not just focusing on new information about healthful eating, they have incorporated so -called “sustainability” factors or environmental impacts of various foods — namely lean meats. This opens a whole can of worms that — quite frankly — have nothing to do with nutrition! Furthermore, some of the science the committee used to come up with the idea of eliminating lean meat from its so-called “healthy eating pattern” is quite controversial and involves a United Nations study that has since been refuted. That study had suggested meat production contributes more to climate change than transportation. Never mind that scientists have come forward in droves with counter-studies showing the greatly reduced carbon footprint of agriculture, particularly animal agriculture. And never mind that the United Nations study did not look at the whole lifecycle of beef and dairy cattle when doing its calculations on environmental impacts. Meanwhile, in New York City, there is a movement to declare Meatless Monday, and it has been proposed to the City Council, even though a vote has not yet been set. While the City Council downstate and the dietary gurus in Washington debate the merits of meat, let’s look at this term “sustainability” and what dairy and livestock producers actually care about and accomplish for their land, animals — and us! Regarding potential replacement of a “healthy eating pattern” in favor of a “sustainable eating pattern,” there are several concerns. 1. If lean meat is not considered a component in a healthy eating pattern, students will increasingly see this nutrient dense protein source removed from their diets and replaced with foods that are less nutrient dense. 2. Since these guidelines affect the most nutritionally at-risk children through their effects on the school lunch program, WIC and food stamps, the impact of the dietary guidelines would fall mostly on those children who are already on the hunger-side of the nutrition equation. 3. How can the committee recommend a “sustainable dietary pattern” when mothers, doctors, scientists, and all manner of experts can’t even agree on what “sustainable” actually means. Let’s stick to nutrition. Defining that is a tall-enough order. Scientist, cancer survivor and new mom Dr. Jude Capper covers this topic best. She points out that, “With the world population officially hitting 7 billion people earlier this year and projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, farmers and ranchers must continue to find ways to sustainably feed a growing world population using fewer natural resources.” She notes the many improvements to the way cattle are raised and fed in the United States between 1977 and 2007 that have yielded 13 percent more total beef from 30 percent fewer animals. More beef from fewer animals maximizes resources like land and water while providing essential nutrients for the human diet. U.S. cattlemen raise 20 percent of the world’s beef with 7 percent of the world’s cattle. Capper’s research in the Journal of Animal Science shows that beef’s environmental footprint is shrinking. Each pound of beef raised in 2007 (compared to 1977) used 19 percent less feed; 33 percent less land; 12 percent less water; and 9 percent less fossil fuel energy. Significant gains have been made in the seven years since the data was collected for this report. What is discouraging to cattle producers — be they beef or dairy — is the lack of understanding for how cattle are raised and fed.
They utilize feedstuffs we humans cannot digest and turn that into meat and milk, which are nutrient-dense sources of proteins, minerals and vitamins. Some of their lifecycle is spent on grass or eating a mostly grass / hay diet and some of their lifecycle is spent eating a more concentrated diet at certain stages. Feedlot beef cattle start out as calves on grass. Even in the feedlot, today’s rations — especially in the east and near food processing centers — utilize bakery waste, over cooked potato chips, wilted produce and the like that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Incorporated into cattle diets along with traditional feedstuffs, these foods provide protein and energy for the animals without sole reliance on corn. In addition, when corn is fed, the whole plant is used. Farmers are thrifty. They don’t like to waste a thing. They understand the balance of working with nature because it is not just the vocation, but also the very life they have chosen working with their animals and the land. I can’t think of any other reason why someone would work this hard and put their entire livelihood and all of their capital at risk to the swings of the marketplace other than they are passionate about producing food and using science and ingenuity to work with Mother Nature in preserving a sustainable balance for all of God’s creatures — the 2 -legged and the 4-legged. Look for part three in this series when the official new guidelines are posted in the Federal Register for public comment. This article first appeared on February 8, 2015 in the Columbia-Green Media Register-Star, where Sherry Bunting writes a biweekly column called "Growing the Land." She has been covering agriculture for various dairy and beef trade publications over 30 years, is a member of the North American Agriculture Journalists, and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Honoring the life of Charles was born on February 21, 1925 and passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. Charles is the father of NYAA Member Steve Packard, of Masontown, PA; and the grandfather of NYAA Member Tommy Packard or Macedon, NY. Charles was a resident of Macedon, New York. Charlie was a dairyman through and through, but enjoyed talking Angus cattle and watching his family raise Angus. He always appreciated Angus breeders approaching him at the Finger Lakes auctions and ag events as well as stopping by the farm to talk. He will be missed dearly.
2015 Spring Bull and Female Sale Saturday •
APRIL 25, 2015 • 5 p.m. • Ewing, VA sire: BC Emblazon 854E 8023 dam: Coleman Donna 386 BW I+2.0; WW I+53; YW I+92; MILK I+29 CW I+11; MARB I+.10; RE I+.60; FAT I+.023 $W +54.51; $F +42.01; $G +18.73; $B +44.79
Angus Alliance Donna 975
Headlining the foundation Lawson Donna family, a heifer pregnancy and a daughter of Donna 975 sired by the Lawson sire, Boyd Cartwright 3303 and Ace Cross Point 278. Donna 975, the dam of these sale features is a direct daughter of the longtime anchor of the Angus Alliance International program, Donna 386, the dam of the $290,000 valued Coleman and ZWT Ranch donor, Donna 714. A special highlight from the Donna family, the top family ever developed in the Coleman Angus program.
sire: Ace Cross Point 278 dam: Angus Alliance Donna 975 sire: Summitcrest Complete 1P55 dam: Sitz Henrietta Pride 643T BW +5.3; WW +50; YW +97; MILK +33 CW +59; MARB +.41; RE +1.20; FAT +.016 $W +33.92; $F +47.86; $G +32.27; $B +120.57
EXAR Henrietta Pride 2881
Selling a flush to the bull of the buyers choice from the cornerstone Henrietta Pride in the Lawson program, Henrietta Pride 2881, the daughter of the $380,000 valued full sister to the growth and CW leader, Upward 307R by the REA sire, Complete 1P55. Henrietta Pride 3881 was selected to anchor the herd sire producing Henrietta Pride family and her maternal brothers include the 2014 Express Ranches top-sellers of their spring bull sale, Resistol 3710B and Stetson 3704B. Offering a unique opportunity to select the mating on one of the greatest females to ever work in the Lawson donor arsenal.
SALE 131 Robin Ct. MANAGED Howell, MI 48855 BY: 517-546-6374 www.cotton-associates.com
Chris and Amanda Lawson Office: 276-445-5411 1691 Chadwell Station RD Cell: 423-526-8576 Ewing, VA 24248 Fax: 276-445-5348 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The most talked about bull in the yards of the National Western Stock Show in 2014. He returned to be on display in 2015 and had a big following with many inquiries. A unique pedigree and great EPD profile. His full sister recently sold for $18,500. CED +10
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Joint Production Sale Date
September 26, 2015 (Always 4th Saturday in September)
Tullyfergus Angus 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd. Lyons, NY 14489
Sale Participants Tullyfergus Angus, Lyons • 315-573-2569 Fleur de Lis Farms, Seneca Falls • 315-549-8407 McCracken Vu Angus, Piffard • 585-746-3002 Kelley's Stock Farm, Camden • 315-225-0827 Walbridge Farms, Millbrook • 845-235-3789 Gibson Family Farms, Valley Falls • 518-369-5895
Registered Angus top quality heifer calves & bred heifers from the heart of our herds, productive brood cows, Commercial Angus based feeder steers and replacement quality heifer calves.
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Dr. Temple Grandin receives prestigious Farm Bureau award by Sally Colby At the American Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Conven on, Dr. Temple Grandin was presented with the Dis nguished Service Award. Grandin, professor of animal sci-‐ ence at Colorado State University, addressed some of today’s most pressing issues in animal ag. She believes that one of the most important things that ag needs to do is have farmers directly communica ng with people. Grandin ﬁnds it frustra ng that a lot of young people don’t know about the good things that have been done in agriculture. She cited a Purdue study that revealed that 31 percent of young people have never been on a farm, and 50 percent of people in the UK couldn’t connect pigs with bacon. She talked about her visit to The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farm — a modern, open-‐door pig farm where visitors can see every aspect of produc on. Grandin asked employees at Fair Oaks what kinds of strange ques ons they’ve go en from visitors viewing the pigs. The ques on Gran-‐ din couldn’t believe people asked was “are those actually pigs?” din Despite the posi ve changes in ag, there are s ll prac ces that should be changed. “There are some people in the ag industry who aren’t happy with me because I won’t defend everything that ag does,” said Grandin. “What we have to do is com-‐ municate with the public.” She took out her iPhone for emphasis as she reminded people that “everyone has one of these” and farmers cannot get away from video cameras. One of Grandin’s biggest concerns in animal ag is biological system overload. “We’re pushing a dairy cow to the point where she’s having a lot of problems,” she said. “Lameness has go en worse. Some of the problems I’m seeing at the packing plant have to be ﬁxed at the farm. There are dairies that do an ex-‐ tremely good job and keep lameness down to around ﬁve percent, which is where it should be.” Grandin noted that management of freestalls is an important aspect of good welfare. On farms where bedding is worked several a week, there are signiﬁcantly fewer swollen hocks. “But there are gene c issues too,” she noted. “The fat pads on dairy cows’ feet have go en less and less.” One issue that’s on the public radar is sows in gesta on and/or farrowing crates. “The science on sow stalls shows that sows produce just ﬁne in those stalls,” said Grandin, “but you aren’t going to sell it to consumers. It’s that simple.” Grandin noted some gene c lines simply cannot live to-‐ gether, and talked about the gene c changes that will have to occur in order for sows to live in group housing. Grandin talked about how pig fa gue and how pigs behave when they’re moved out for shipping “One of the things that contributes to fa gued pigs is a simple thing to ﬁx,” she said. “Get people to walk through the pigs at the farm and train the pigs to quietly get up and move away. If nobody has moved the pigs before the day they’re loaded out, they’re going to go berserk, piling up and squealing. The pigs view the man in the pen and the man in the alley as two diﬀerent things.” In the beef industry, Grandin says she’s seen some posi ve changes. “Handling has improved, and that’s a bright spot. There are a lot of people In the be working on low-‐stress handling, and beef quality assurance puts a lot of emphasis on it.” However, Grandin says she’s seeing leg conforma on issues in ca le at the slaughter plant. “EPDs and genomics are really good things but you have to be careful with those power tools,” she said. “There’s s ll a need for visual appraisal “EPDs and of ca le. If a bull is going to go out and work, he can’t be post-‐legged or splay-‐footed.” One of Grandin’s students looked at bull summaries from four major semen companies and found that in many of the photos, the feet were not completely visible or legs were obviously photoshopped — what conforma on faults are being hidden? Farmers and ranchers can’t get away from public scru ny, whether it’s via video cameras, the evening news or false informa on being spread online. “Consumers don’t like surprises,” said Grandin. “Look at the pink slime debacle. If it had been labeled, it probably wouldn’t have been such a “Consume problem.” Grandin looked into the controversy surrounding ﬁnely textured meat and found that elimina ng it from the food chain would be the equivalent of taking an en re truckload of ca le from a large packing plant and disposing of them at a dump. “You’d be was ng that much beef protein, and that’s sinful.” Grandin talked about the recent incident of alleged abuse at a Petaluma, CA poultry farm that supplies eggs to Whole Foods. An animal ac vist group gained access to the cage-‐free farm and shot video of sick birds. “They (the ac vists) had been on the farm 10 mes,” said Grandin as she discussed the video. “There were no wide-‐angle shots, no way to judge whether the farm was good or bad.” Grandin contacted Whole Foods and suggested they hold an open house at the farm to help dispel rumors about abuse. “I think we have to look at everything we do and ask ‘how would this play on YouTube?’” So where should animal ag put its eﬀorts? Grandin says consumers have three main concerns: they don’t like animals in ny boxes, they don’t like So whe it when bits and pieces are cut from animals without pain relief, and they want animals to be killed nicely. “Ag has to open up the door and show what we’re doing,” said Grandin. “We have a genera on of young people today who have no idea what’s going on.”
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New York Junior Beef Producer’s: Hard Work Leads to Success
The New York Junior Beef Producer’s Association (NYJBPA) should have a great year in 2015! From semen sales, scholarship auctions, shows, and other educational events, they have many learning experiences. In January, the Juniors held their most successful semen sale yet, helping many breeders within the state and the mid-atlantic area get unique and popular semen for their breeding season inventories. This year the sale was managed by NYJBPA member, Jayne Bannister of Kent, NY. “It was a great lineup, from so many gracious donors”, said Jayne. The bidder of the top semen Lot was Stoffel’s Glenview Farm, of Glenmont, NY. “What a great opportunity for the Juniors to be involved in the marketing aspects of agriculture and see what it takes to merchandise their products,” said Mike Shanahan, CoAdvisor for the NYJBPA. The sale grossed $9100, and those proceeds go towards the NYJBPA events. Their meeting at the New York Beef Producer’s Conference was very well attended by statewide Juniors. Many families are involved in this group, and that number keeps growing. The kids are looking forward to keeping track of all events that they participate in this year, which count toward the NYJBPA Achievement Program. This helps them want to be involved, keep good records, and they are recognized in front of the NYBPA each January. Gearing up for spring shows and volunteer events, the group remains one of the largest and most active youth groups of its kind, in the northeast. Keep watching for information on the Juniors on their website, www.nyjuniorbeef.org
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by Baxter Black, DVM This is one of those stories that sound so unbelievable that you’ll know I didn’t make it up! Mike studied the bloodlines. He checked performance records. He knew his herd like the top two layers of his tool box! He was a good young cattleman. When he decided on the course of action to improve his herd’s genetics he called the breed association rep. They discussed his needs. Plans were made for the fieldman to attend a bull sale in Texas with the express instructions to buy exactly the right bull. The call from Texas delighted Mike. The fieldman had bought the perfect yearlin’ bull that would carry Mike’s cows into the 21st century for $10,000...half interest. He agreed that the co-owner, a purebred breeder from Oklahoma, could use the bull that fall. Then he would ship him to Pine Ridge country of northwestern Nebraska in time for Mike’s spring breeding. In February arrangements were made to put the bull on the back of a load going as far as Sterling, Colorado. The trucker would call Mike on arrival. Mike waited anxiously. Several days passed and nobody called. He called his partner only to find they’d left Oklahoma territory a week before! Feeling uneasy, Mike called the Sterling sale barn. “No? No,” they didn’t remember any bull. “Let us check.” They suggested possibly the bull Mike was lookin’ for had been bought by a trader! “What’d he pay?” asked Mike. “Fifty-six cents a pound.” In a panic he tracked down the trader. He’d run the bull through the Brush sale. The trader said he broke even. Packerland had bought him as a baloney bull! Mike drove all night to Packerland in a desperate effort to save his bull! “No,” they said, “he was too thin to kill so they’d sent him to a feedlot in Rocky Ford! Mike smelled like burnin’ rubber and was chewin’ the upholstery when he boiled into the feedlot in a cloud of dust! The foreman was surprised but led him over to the receiving pens. There stood Mike’s future; road weary, coughin’ and covered with sale barn tags! Mike’s knees were shakin’! “Nice bull,” said the foreman, “But ya cut’er close, sonny. Tomorrow evenin’ he’da looked a lot different without his horns and cajones!” www.baxterblack.com
Cattleman Honor the life of Paul Saenger:
A Wish for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Paul Saenger and his wife Rene owned and operated Cream Hill Farm in Shoreham, Vermont. Purchased in 1988 at 755 acres, Cream Hill grew to more than 1600 acres. Their specialty was selling quality finished beef to the white tablecloth restaurant market. Known for his educational internet postings, willingness to always help the youth and agricultural newcomers, Paul always had time for everyone. To convey his passion about agriculture and to educate the public, Paul was part of an audio interview with Middlebury College which captured advice and stories from his experienc- es. Paul once wrote to then Governor-elect Jim Douglas, “Vermont is a unique place in that our society has said open space and agriculture is so important to us that we are willing to put our money on the line to achieve those qualities…the financial benefits derived from the growth of our farm have greatly exceeded any land appreciation that would have occurred otherwise.” Paul made sure that the cattle he purchased were of utmost quality, by genetically superior sires, and precon- ditioned. He always used his patience when buying, ensuring the best animals came to his farm. His trust in Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange and what cattle came through their sales made them the primary market- place for his purchases. It’s safe to say that Paul was such a loyal person, friend, and advisor to many of us. On December 6, the Trowbridge Customer Preconditioned Feeder Calf Sale was held in conjunction with the regular Finger Lakes Feeder Calf Sale. A total of 1266 head of feeder cattle sold that day, in Canandaigua. In honor of Paul’s dedication to quality and to the good of agriculture, a collection was taken in his name to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee. The Parker family of Finger Lakes Livestock, The Parker family of Finger Lakes Livestock, Trowbridge family of Trowbridge Farms, and the Shanahan family, together donated $1 for every feeder calf sold. With that donation, there was also a bucket passed around the crowd for donations. Additionally, two buyers at the sale - Mike Rodgers and Gary Burly, donated $1 for every animal they purchased that day. There were many regulars at Finger Lakes that donated $100 or more, with too many names to keep track of. At the end of the day, nearly $4500 was collected for St. Jude’s under the memory of our dear friend Paul. His memory and friendship will live on forever.
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New York Beef Producer’s Association Annual 2014 Awards and Junior Beef Producer Awards
After our conference sessions, which were extremely well presented by all of our Speakers on the topics of "Exploring the Stocker/Backgrounding Business" and, "Identifying Loss Opportunities" The NYBPA held their Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, January 17th, at the Double Tree Hotel, East Syracuse. Newly elected President Randy Librock and Vice President John Kriese welcomed all members and guests. Our 2014 Awards were presented to: President’s Award- New York Beef Council-Westmoreland, NY, for their countless events to Promote Beef in New York. Friend of the Industry Award- Scott Grigor, who runs New York Farm Show and his continued support of the NYBPA. Beef Promoter of the Year- Jake Martin and Family- Tamberlane Farm, Canandaigua, NY. Cattlemen of the Year- Phil Keppler, Medina, NY. Educator of the Year- Jeanetta Laudermilk, Penn Yan, NY. Special Service Award- Scott Kelley- Kelley’s Agway, Cobleskill, NY. Extension Educator- Dr. Jerry Bertoldo, Attica, NY. Volunteer Recognition- Kathi Wagner, Catskill, NY. BQA Award- Lynn Bliven, Franklinville, NY, Value Discovery Award- New York Angus Association, Nicole Tommell, to accept for her continued work on the Supreme Reception at NY State Fair after our Supreme Female Show. The Junior Beef Producers, who are the next generation of Beef Producer’s were presented awards from their Advisors, Kathy Librock and Mike Shanahan. The 2014 Junior Scholarship Award- Jake Ledoux, Croghan, NY The Youth Award was presented to Megan Andersen, Long Eddy, NY. Juniors receiving awards for their Achievement Points for the 2014 year: GOLDAnna King, Katie Hopkins, Katharine Wesche, Jala Murphy, Megan Andersen, Katie Kriese, Sara Fessner, Jayne Bannister SILVERChase Gerhardt, Patrick Coombe, Matthew Kelley, Evie Groom, Nathan Hay, Brianna Bentley, Aubrey Gerhardt, Witt Bates, Brian Bentley, Dalton Gerhardt, Troy Brayman, Anthony Adams, Olivia Adams, Kelsey Librock, Courtney Charlesworth, Emily Cranwell, Amanda Cranwell, Megan Cranwell, Haley Cranwell, James Hicks, Kris Hicks, Sam Birdsall BRONZE- Morgan Wagner, Tucker Giles, Paige Schrems, Gunner Giles, Luke Brayman, Makayla Youngman, Rebecca Coombe, Rylee Phillips, Chris Dermody, Carlee Thompsom, Brooke Gerhardt, Mackenzie Brayman HONORABLE MENTION- Schyler Phillips *****************************************************************************************
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SPRING IS COMING - TIME TO PLAN A VACATION. Robin Tassinari, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Albany Medical College
o the holidays are over and we have been facing a bit of a cold, snowy winter. As is well known, the effects of our northern latitude on mood and the occurrence at times of Seasonal Affective Disorder or ‘winter blues’ thought to be from diminished sunshine, can be a bit of a downer. Studies show that bright light therapy is helpful, but there might be an even better ‘treatment’ for this condition and for our mental health in general. A Spring Vacation! You see, its fairly well known that, while the importance of vacations to our physical and emotional well being is very well known, most of us do not take advantage of our allotted days to ‘rest.’ In a story from Marketplace, most of us left about 9 days of vacation days unused in 2012, despite the fact that 87 % of us would LIKE to vacation more if we could. It seems most Americans fear repercussions from management or fear the boss will think that they’re lazy. But in actuality (according to a Forbes Magazine article last July) “the cost of stress-related health care is estimated at $344 billion per year”, and thus, both management and labor would benefit from some ‘time off.’ At USAA, a major insurance company, Jeff Weiss, senior VP of benefits, said, ‘we think time off is actually critical to productivity. When people take their time off to refresh and renew, we believe they service the members more effectively.’ And its very true that the stress of everyday living, whether at home or at work, finances, deadlines, you name it, can affect one’s health in so many ways. Studies show that resistance to infection can be altered, and mood and anxiety issues may arise, as well as changes in memory and even the increased risk of having accidents. In a May 2013 article in Psychology Today, Dr. Cynthia Thaik spoke of the preventive and rejuvenative aspects of vacations. She cited the well-known Framingham Heart Study that began in 1948 and followed adults at risk of heart disease. Interestingly over a 9-year period, they found a close correlation between the frequency of vacations and longevity. And she reported that ‘men who skipped vacation for several years were 30 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who took a vacation at least one week a year. Based on these findings, the study reported that skipping even one year’s vacation time can be associated with increased risk of heart disease. ‘ Choice of time or place for vacations varies, but certainly the winter and early spring is a great time to get away or if not feasible, to start now to plan for a vacation in the summer; the planning alone can be a bit therapeutic (and of course necessary for a successful vacation). Susan Whitbourne, PhD, also in Psychology Today, recently said that ‘vacations have the potential to break into the stress cycle. We emerge from a successful vacation feeling ready to take on the world again. We gain perspective on our problems, get to relax with our families and friends, and get a break from our usual routines.’ She suggests several things when in the vacation planning stage. She feels that many folks feel guilty when they go on a vacation. Wrong! The very reason we vacation is to leave things like guilt behind. And that includes feeling guilty if you occasionally check your email while on vacation…. as many of us know, its lousy to come home to a bunch of messages and its OK to make sure, for a limited time of the day while away, that all’s fine at home or even at work. She also suggests vacationers plan the trip in such a way that it's a true adventure. In that regard, I found it interesting to read about developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik’s research at University of California at Berkeley. She studies the differences between babies’ brains and adult brains. She feels that adults learn as they get older to focus on one thing while babies and youngsters become ‘captivated by multiple stimuli, spreading their attention all over the place.’ To gain that wonderful openness children have, we should all try to put ourselves in positions that are very new: "All adults have the potential to continue to experience the world in some of the ways that children do," Gopnik told Charlie Rose in a recent interview. "I think a nice example is like when we go to a foreign city. When we go to Beijing for the first time, and suddenly we're all like babies. We're in a world that's new and rich and everything around us is unexpected...we go to the new place, we have to learn something new and suddenly we experience everything in a new way." She feels that those completely new stimuli can tap into one’s creativity, help folks to relax and have fun like a child who is curious, and therefore help the vacationer ‘sort through the challenges at work or in life.’ Now I’m not suggesting we all go to China, or even out of the country or state. Vacations can be close to home, or even ‘staycations’ a word coined by Judith Fein a travel journalist who refers to folks who enjoy just staying home and turning off the phone and computer for a while, or reading a book you’ve wanted to read for example (maybe ABOUT China). In Life is a Trip, she says the ‘where’ is less important than the ‘how’ and she refers to the ‘how’ as real relaxation: “whatever sings to your soul is the melody of vacation. It doesn’t have to be expensive, luxurious or even exotic. But it has to be the thing most people long for: prolonged down time, where renewal and regeneration can take place.’ So I guess I’m saying that after all the shopping, planning, socializing, and fun of the holidays, albeit a bit stressful, maybe now it’s time to let down, consider some ‘winter fun,’ as the cold and snowy months plod on; consider time away from work, responsibilities, and everyday worries. Plan a vacation! And then, take it.
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