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Official Publication New York Angus Association

Angus Angles

APR/MAY 2014


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



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

8974 Lyons Marengo Rd, Lyons, NY 14489

315-573-2569 Past President Mike Shanahan

P.O. Box 338, Ghent, NY 12075

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

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

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

Upcoming Angus Events Trowbridge Annual Bull Sale

at Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange May 3 • Canandaigua, NY

Empire State Beef Classic May 2-4 • Hamburg, NY

Big East Youth Show

May 2-4 • Springfield, MA

NY Angus Female Sale at Angus Hill Farm May 10 • Randolph, NY

NYJBPA Spring Preview June 6-8 • Lockport, NY

Angus Hill Production Sale August 30 • Randolph, NY

Stillwater Angus Production Sale September 13 • Stillwater, NY

Trowbridge Angus Annual Female Sale September 20 • Ghent, NY

Cow Power Angus Sale Rally Farms October 11 • Millbrook, NY

Fall Festival & Coby Classic Calf Sale October 10-12 • Cobleskill, NY

Newsletter Deadlines & Publish Dates:

Deadline 5/15, Published 6/15 - Regular Issue Deadline 7/10, Published 8/15 - SPECIAL ISSUE Deadline 10/1, Published 11/1 - Regular Issue

Message from The Editor Mike Shanahan, 518-598-8869


* Above: Board Of Directors & Officers *

 Congratulations! Our Annual Meeting was a huge success on March 22. Tonya Amen from American Angus/AGI gave an informative lesson on genomics, and the question/answer session was very interactive. Our Juniors received a great education on public speaking from Barb & Ed Moran of Stone Wall Farm, a great jumpstart to the events the kids will be doing this year. A huge THANK YOU to Merial for co-sponsoring our meeting. Bonnie Bargstedt spoke about their LongRange wormer, which is revolutionizing the worming aspects of herd health. Our auction items, to help offset meeting costs, were purchased by Ed Moran, Trowbridge Angus, Robert Groom, Allan Wesche, & Mike Shanahan. Prime ad spaces for this newsletter went to Trowbridge Farms, Stillwater Angus, Walton’s Way Angus, & Angus Hall of Fame.

Nominate someone or yourself to be a delegate at the American Angus Annual Meeting this year, as NYAA will give elected delegates a $200 stipend to help offset costs. Anyone elected to the Beef Leaders Institute will get a $250 stipend also. These and many other things help our membership grow stronger each year. And lastly, don’t forget the NY Angus Sale on MAY 10, 2014, again teaming up
 with the NY Hereford Breeders! Thanks,



Did you see the new slate of officers and board of directors listed on the

contents page? An exciting energetic group of folks has been elected & re-elected to run
 YOUR association. More info always available at!

NY ANGUS SALE May 10, 2014

Randolph, NY at Angus Hill Farm

I 2 6 y c Salyers Miss Lu Reg# 15656356

62I has a growing record of success, which includes the record high selling embryos in the 2013 NY Angus Female Sale for a grand total of $9,750 to JLL Angus Acres, a $7500 daughter to Haley Fairway Farm & Big Timber Cattle Co., a $10,000 granddaughter to Hillhouse Angus, and other high selling daughters by EXAR Upshot in their 2012 Sale and in Denver 2013. 62I records an individual WR of 101, YR 108, & RE 109. She records progeny WR 4@104, YR 3@116, U%IMF 6@107, RE 6@117.

H11) LWR’s Predestined (W


62I’s high carcass daughter, LWR’s Predestined, also offers the best of the Lucy genetics from Angus Hill. Recording an individual RE ratio of 129. OFFERING CHOICE OF HER DAUGHTERS! Angus Hill Pearl 643 or Angus Hill Pearl 649 These featured heifers sired by EXAR Upshot, sell as Lot 1A & 1B of the sale and record the high EPD Dr. John Inkley, VMD & Chuck DiMaria, Manager Family, Owners Phone: (716) 307-1851 Phone: (716) 358-6817 Fax: (716) 358-4511

JOIN US for our Production Sale on August 30, 2014,

including features from the Queen of Carcass Rita 6108, the #2 $B cow in the breed!





NADA 141-328, Approved by FDA

For subcutaneous injection in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle only. Not for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older or in calves to be processed for veal. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. READ ENTIRE BROCHURE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. INDICATIONS ZACTRAN is indicated for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. ZACTRAN is also indicated for the control of respiratory disease in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle at high risk of developing BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida.

Thanks to BRD control from ZACTRAN® (gamithromycin).

CONTRAINDICATIONS As with all drugs, the use of ZACTRAN is contraindicated in animals previously found to be hypersensitive to this drug. WARNING: FOR USE IN CATTLE ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS. KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN CHICKENS OR TURKEYS. The material safety data sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects, obtain an MSDS or for assistance, contact Merial at 1-888-637-4251. RESIDUE WARNINGS: Do not treat cattle within 35 days of slaughter. Because a discard time in milk has not been established, do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. PRECAUTIONS The effects of ZACTRAN on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined. Subcutaneous injection of ZACTRAN may cause a transient local tissue reaction in some cattle that may result in trim loss of edible tissues at slaughter. ADVERSE REACTIONS Transient animal discomfort and mild to moderate injection site swelling may be seen in cattle treated with ZACTRAN.

THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR YOUR OPERATION. Give subcutaneously at 2 mL/110 lbs.

Stress putting your calves – and profits – at risk?1 Get 10-day BRD control with a single treatment of ZACTRAN.2 In field trials, clinically ill cattle given ZACTRAN showed a significant improvement within 24 hours.3 And most cattle treated with ZACTRAN stayed healthy for the full 10-day

study.2 That can mean fewer retreatments4 and healthier margins. Talk to your veterinarian about prescription ZACTRAN. It’s exZACTly right to control BRD risk with one treatment.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: For use in cattle only. Do not treat cattle within 35 days of slaughter. Because a discard time in milk has not been established, do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, or in calves to be processed for veal. The effects of ZACTRAN on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been determined. ZACTRAN product label. 2 Lechtenberg K, Daniels CS, Royer GC, et al. Field efficacy study of gamithromycin for the control of bovine respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing the disease. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2011;9(2):189-197. 3 Sifferman RL, Wolff WA, Holste JE, et al. Field efficacy evaluation of gamithromycin for treatment of bovine respiratory disease in cattle at feedlots. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2011;9(2):171-180. 4 Van Donkersgoed J, Merrill JK. A comparison of tilmicosin to gamithromycin for on-arrival treatment of bovine respiratory disease in feeder steers. Bovine Practitioner. 2012;46(1):46-51. 1

EFFECTIVENESS The effectiveness of ZACTRAN for the treatment of BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni was demonstrated in a field study conducted at four geographic locations in the United States. A total of 497 cattle exhibiting clinical signs of BRD were enrolled in the study. Cattle were administered ZACTRAN (6 mg/kg BW) or an equivalent volume of sterile saline as a subcutaneous injection once on Day 0. Cattle were observed daily for clinical signs of BRD and were evaluated for clinical success on Day 10. The percentage of successes in cattle treated with ZACTRAN (58%) was statistically significantly higher (p<0.05) than the percentage of successes in the cattle treated with saline (19%). The effectiveness of ZACTRAN for the treatment of BRD associated with M. bovis was demonstrated independently at two U.S. study sites. A total of 502 cattle exhibiting clinical signs of BRD were enrolled in the studies. Cattle were administered ZACTRAN (6 mg/kg BW) or an equivalent volume of sterile saline as a subcutaneous injection once on Day 0. At each site, the percentage of successes in cattle treated with ZACTRAN on Day 10 was statistically significantly higher than the percentage of successes in the cattle treated with saline (74.4% vs. 24% [p <0.001], and 67.4% vs. 46.2% [p = 0.002]). In addition, in the group of calves treated with gamithromycin that were confirmed positive for M. bovis (pre-treatment nasopharyngeal swabs), there were more calves at each site (45 of 57 calves, and 5 of 6 calves) classified as successes than as failures. The effectiveness of ZACTRAN for the control of respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida was demonstrated in two independent studies conducted in the United States. A total of 467 crossbred beef cattle at high risk of developing BRD were enrolled in the study. ZACTRAN (6 mg/kg BW) or an equivalent volume of sterile saline was administered as a single subcutaneous injection within one day after arrival. Cattle were observed daily for clinical signs of BRD and were evaluated for clinical success on Day 10 post-treatment. In each of the two studies, the percentage of successes in the cattle treated with ZACTRAN (86% and 78%) was statistically significantly higher (p = 0.0019 and p = 0.0016) than the percentage of successes in the cattle treated with saline (36% and 58%). Marketed by Merial Limited 3239 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096-4640 U.S.A. Made in Austria

WWW.ZACTRAN.COM ®ZACTRAN is a registered trademark of Merial. ©2014 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. RUMIOTD1301-A (02/14)

Gastrointestinal Roundworms Cooperia oncophora – Adults and L4 Cooperia punctata – Adults and L4 Cooperia surnabada – Adults and L4 Haemonchus placei – Adults Oesophagostomum radiatum – Adults Ostertagia lyrata – Adults Ostertagia ostertagi – Adults, L4, and inhibited L4 Trichostrongylus axei – Adults and L4 Trichostrongylus colubriformis – Adults

Lungworms Dictyocaulus viviparus – Adults Grubs Hypoderma bovis Mites Sarcoptes scabiei var. bovis

Durations of Persistent Effectiveness

Parasites Gastrointestinal Roundworms Cooperia oncophora Cooperia punctata Haemonchus placei Oesophagostomum radiatum Ostertagia lyrata Ostertagia ostertagi Trichostrongylus axei Lungworms Dictyocaulus viviparus

100 days 100 days 120 days 120 days 120 days 120 days 100 days 150 days

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) should be given only by subcutaneous injection in front of the shoulder at the recommended dosage level of 1 mg eprinomectin per kg body weight (1 mL per 110 lb body weight). WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS Withdrawal Periods and Residue Warnings Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 48 days of the last treatment. This drug product is not approved for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows. Use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or in calves born to these cows. A withdrawal period has not been established for pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Animal Safety Warnings and Precautions The product is likely to cause tissue damage at the site of injection, including possible granulomas and necrosis. These reactions have disappeared without treatment. Local tissue reaction may result in trim loss of edible tissue at slaughter. Observe cattle for injection site reactions. If injection site reactions are suspected, consult your veterinarian. This product is not for intravenous or intramuscular use. Protect product from light. LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) has been developed specifically for use in cattle only. This product should not be used in other animal species. When to Treat Cattle with Grubs LONGRANGE effectively controls all stages of cattle grubs. However, proper timing of treatment is important. For the most effective results, cattle should be treated as soon as possible after the end of the heel fly (warble fly) season. Environmental Hazards Not for use in cattle managed in feedlots or under intensive rotational grazing because the environmental impact has not been evaluated for these scenarios. Other Warnings: Underdosing and/or subtherapeutic concentrations of extendedrelease anthelmintic products may encourage the development of parasite resistance. It is recommended that parasite resistance be monitored following the use of any anthelmintic with the use of a fecal egg count reduction test program. TARGET ANIMAL SAFETY Clinical studies have demonstrated the wide margin of safety of LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin). Overdosing at 3 to 5 times the recommended dose resulted in a statistically significant reduction in average weight gain when compared to the group tested at label dose. Treatment-related lesions observed in most cattle administered the product included swelling, hyperemia, or necrosis in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin. The administration of LONGRANGE at 3 times the recommended therapeutic dose had no adverse reproductive effects on beef cows at all stages of breeding or pregnancy or on their calves. Not for use in bulls, as reproductive safety testing has not been conducted in males intended for breeding or actively breeding. Not for use in calves less than 3 months of age because safety testing has not been conducted in calves less than 3 months of age. STORAGE Store at 77° F (25° C) with excursions between 59° and 86° F (15° and 30° C). Protect from light. Made in Canada. Manufactured for Merial Limited, Duluth, GA, USA. ®LONGRANGE and the Cattle Head Logo are registered trademarks of Merial. ©2013 Merial. All rights reserved. 1050-2889-02, Rev. 05/2012

®LONGRANGE and the Cattle Head Logo are registered trademarks, and TMTHERAPHASE is a trademark, of Merial. ©2014 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. RUMIELR1213-F (02/14)


will look so good

Only LONGRANGE delivers up to 100 to 150 days of parasite control in a single dose.1 A pasture full of thicker, slicker cattle is a beautiful sight. Get the look with LONGRANGE – the first extended-release injection that gives you up to 100 to 150 days of parasite control in a single dose.2 Break the parasite life cycle and see the performance benefits all season.3,4 Ask your veterinarian for prescription LONGRANGE.


Extended-Release Injectable Parasiticide 5% Sterile Solution NADA 141-327, Approved by FDA for subcutaneous injection For the Treatment and Control of Internal and External Parasites of Cattle on Pasture with Persistent Effectiveness CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. INDICATIONS FOR USE LONGRANGE, when administered at the recommended dose volume of 1 mL per 110 lb (50 kg) body weight, is effective in the treatment and control of 20 species and stages of internal and external parasites of cattle:


Therapeutic Concentration 1.0 ng/mL*

1.0 0.5 0.4

Therapeutic Concentration 0.5 ng/mL*







Pharmacokinetic studies of LONGRANGE in cattle indicate that effective plasma levels remain for an extended period of time (at least 100 days).2 *Plasma concentrations between 0.5 and 1.0 ng/mL would represent the minimal drug level required for optimal nematocidal activity.

For more information, visit

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not treat within 48 days of slaughter. Not for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows, or in veal calves. Postinjection site damage (e.g., granulomas, necrosis) can occur. These reactions have disappeared without treatment. 1

Available in 500 mL, 250 mL and 50 mL bottles. Administer subcutaneously at 1 mL/110 lbs.

2 3 4



Dependent upon parasite species, as referenced in FOI summary and LONGRANGE product label.

LONGRANGE product label. Morley FH, Donald AD. Farm management and systems of helminth control. Vet Parasitol. 1980;6:105-134. Brunsdon RV. Principles of helminth control. Vet Parasitol. 1980;6:185-215.

Junior Jottings NY  Junior  Angus  Annual  Meeting  Report

On March  22nd,  2014  the  New  York  Junior  Angus  Members  had  their  Annual  meeting   at  Justin’s  Tuscan  Grill  in  East  Syracuse.  To  start  our  meeting  the  juniors  had  two  special   guests  Barbara  and  Ed  Moran  from  Stone  Wall  Farm  in  Jeffersonville,  NY  about  how  important   public  speaking  is.  We  juniors  learned  the  importance  of  eye  contact  with  our  audience,  body   posture  and  how  to  move  to  appeal  to  your  audience.  The  juniors  also  watched  the  music  video   “chore”  by  Peterson  Farm  Bros,  which  after  the  video  Barbara  explained  that  if  you  teach  your   audience  first  then  it  can  help  you  explain  the  important  parts  of  your  speech.  Barbara  also   talked  about  communicating  with  your  audience  and  the  importance  of  getting  to  know  and  to   connect  with  your  audience. During  the  meeting  the  juniors  discussed  fundraisers.  Anna  King  suggested  we  do  a  raf-­ fle  on  a  show  bling  halter  or  a  dinner  gift  card.  We  also  talked  about  Junior  Nationals  in  Indian-­ apolis,  Indiana.  We  discussed  what  we  are  going  to  do  for  a  display  and  t-shirts.  The  juniors   decided  to  have  ideas  for  display  and  t-shirt  draw-up  ideas  due  April  1st  to  Kathie  Librock.  A   head  count  for  nationals  was  counted;;  we  will  be  having  nine  to  twelve  head  of  cattle  attending   Nationals.  More  details  about  Nationals  will  be  discussed  at  another  meeting.  Besides  Nation-­ als,  we  held  elections  which  included  royalties.  Congratulations  to  Emily  Bannister,  President;;   Jayne  Bannister,  Vice  President,  Queen;;  Katie  Hopkins,  Secretary,  Princess;;  Jocelyn  Duncan   Treasurer;;  Sara  Fessner,  Reporter,    Courtney  Charlesworth  Princess;;  Lizzy  Luckman,  Princess;;   Anna  King,  Sweetheart;;  Evie  Groom,  Sweetheart.  Juniors  are  also  asked  to  think  about  judges   for  State  Fair. In  the  future  the  Junior  Angus  Members  will  be  hosting  a  fundraiser  to  help  the  Juniors   go  to  Nationals.  The  Juniors  will  be  selling  tickets  for  a  raffle  for  a  one-hundred  dollar  Visa   card.  We  decided  to  draw  the  winning  ticket  at  the  Preview  Show  which  is  June  7th-8th.  At  Na-­ tionals  the  juniors  decided  Matt  Kelley  will  be  representing  New  York  in  showmanship.  We   will  also  be  competing  in  the  group  cook-off  which  includes  a  skit.  Before  Nationals  which  is   July  6th-12th  we  will  be  having  another  meeting  about  transportation  and  more  important  de-­ tails  on  Nationals.  During  the  meeting  we  also  talked  about  awards  for  State  Fair.  This  year  for   State  Fair  we  will  be  having  either  cash,  tack,  banners  or  trophies  for  the  higher  place  winners.   We  will  also  be  having  either  no  ribbons  or  strip  ribbons  for  every  junior.  So  Juniors  if  you  are   planning  to  attend  Junior  Nationals  make  sure  you  have  your  t-shirt  designs  and  display  ideas   into  Kathie  Librock  by  April  1st.

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Rinse- Daily or up to multiple times per day Wash- when dirty or once a week (too much soaping can cause dandruff, or flat hair) Once you think you have rinsed all the soap out, rinse them again to make sure If cattle have white, wash these areas daily Products- Joy, or Dawn. Or any of the soaps that fitting companies sell Bright Lights- White areas BRUSH!!!! - Use a stiff rice root brush (Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) To start training hair; brush it all down, then ž forward, then straight forward. BRUSHING HAIR STRAIGHT UP WILL CAUSE CURLS AND KINKS !!!!!! Blower - Blow hair straight forward. Use a comb at the same time to break hair apart, and dry faster. On cattle with white, blow the whites first to keep them from staining Sprays - Sheen (Kleen Sheen, Show Sheen, Ultra Sheen, ProCharge) Spray on. comb and brush in then blow and comb in Oil - Sometimes it may be beneficial to add some sort of light oil to the hide to help keep it from drying out. Conditioning hair - at times it may be useful to use a conditioner. There are multiple ones that may be used. Mane and Tail, and various other human conditioners. Many ways to apply Dip ( pour mixed bucket over their back) Spray on ( allows whole animal to get the same amount of conditioner) Remember to rinse out Other products may be used. Remember 90% of the time it is better and more cost effective to keep hair care simple. Genetics, a brush, and cleanliness are the main ways to grow quality hair. Also keeping animals under fans in darker areas will help the quality of the hair. NO PRODUCT THAT YOU CAN BUY WILL SOLVE ALL HAIR PROBLEMS!!!

Building the Dream... ...For the Next Generation At Ease  Acres  is  strongly  committed  to  producing  cost  efficient,  strong  maternal,  moderate   framed  and  deep  bodied  cattle.    We  also  strive  to  produce  cattle  with  capacity,  excellent   phenotype  and  udder  quality.  These  lots  are  just  a  taste  of  what  At  Ease  Acres  has  to  offer!

Juanada Z55  

At Ease  Blackcap  I31  

SAV  Bismarck  5682 Whitestone  Freeway  Z031   Triara  Enamel  894U     SAV  Net  Worth  4200 Daltons  Juanada  8350   OCC  Juanada  775C

GAR  Gridmaker SAV  Bismarck  5682   SAV  Abigale  0451

Reg: 17585354 DOB:  2/16/2013

Reg: 17583850     DOB:  9/19/2012

* Bred  safe  to  GDAR  Game   Day  449  Due  10/15  *

BR  Midland Rideau  Ms  Blackcap  of  D&C   Ms  Blackacp  Gal  202

At Ease  Lucy  H06   Daltons  Juanada  8350   Dam  of  Juanada  Z55

OCC  Legend  616L BC  Lookout  7024   Gibbet  Hill  Mignanne  E37

These lots  are  selling  at  the:

New York  Angus  Female  Sale   May  10th  in  Randolph,  NY

At Ease Acres

Derrick &  Nicole  DeBoer  -­  Owners 253  Line  Rd,  Berne  NY  

Reg: 17484014 DOB:  2/15/2012

518-­872-­0460 /  607-­280-­8111

SAV  Net  Worth  4200 At  Ease  Lucy  F11   Lucy  Gal  N03 *  Sells  with    GDAR  Game   Day  449  bul  calf  born  3/20  *

Quaker Hill Erianna 8T2

REG# 16140045

Welytok Angus Continues to Pursue Excellence Welytok Divine Prime 3B20 follows Welytok Prime Premier 2B20 into Select Sires. Welytok Divine Prime 3B20 ranks in the top 1% of the breed for; CED, WW, YW, Marb, $W, $F, $G, $QG and $B. He is in the top 5% of the breed for BW, RADG, GEM, CW, and RE. We would like to thank Select Sires, again, for the March 2013 purchase of “Welytok Prime Premier 2B20. As well as, for the most recent purchase of “Welytok Divine Prime 3B20” in March 2014. Embryos are available to anyone interested in this excellent cow family at The New York Angus Female Sale. Deer Valley- All In - Out of Erianna - AAA# 16140045 Connealy Black Granite - Out of Blackcap 8004 - AAA# 16294040 Erianna and Blackcap 8004, proven females by the purchase of their sons by Select Sires.

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

"Welytok Angus- Breeding  (315)527-5037 For The Next Generation"

Off to the New York Angus Sale Lot 1

SUNNYMEDE57ES AAA# 16326819 Rita 1I2 X Garret’s Forever Lady 57E3

DONOR COW WITH HEIFER (Average 8.8 Embryos)

57ES is a direct daughter of the powerful matriarch of the Garret Farms Program. She is the daughter of the $65,000 now deceased cornerstone donor, forever Lady 57D, bred by precision E161. Her Dam is credited with WR 3@ 106 and a YR 1@ 112 while showing ultrasound REA ratio 28 @ 103. 57ES genomics enhanced EPD’S are; WW+57, YW+101, CW+ 44, Marb.+.75 and $B + 100.15. Welytok Total Forever Lady57-AAA#15735240 Born 5/28/13. Sired by Poss Total Impact 745 is also selling. She is credited with birth ratio of 73 and weaning ratio of 108. Her genomic enhanced EPD’S are CED +11, BW -.4, WW+64, YW+109, Marb +.89, $W + 39.77, and $B +97.28. All these traits are in the top 5% of the breed.

G A R Precision 2536

Lot 2 Welytok Prgres Blackcap 2152 AAA# 17471617 Born 2/12/12 GAR Progress X GAR Grid Maker N106 Her Donor Dam is linebred to the Blackcap family through the “Famous Full Sisters” - $7.5 million producer G A R Precision 2536 and over $500,000 producer G A R Precision 4519. The grandam G A R 1407 New Design 292 ranked among the top Marbling EPD cows and ranked number one in the breed for %IMF. Her Dam- N106 ranks in the top 1% of the Breed for Ribeye, $Grid and $Yield Grade. Blackcap 2152 ranks in the top 1% of the breed for CED +17, Marb +1.15, top 2% for $W 44.73, top 5% for $B 89.97 and top 10% for BW +.1 Sells with Ten X heifer calf at side. Born March 16, 2014. Resulting in cutting edge top genetics.

Lot 3

Welytok Iron Mtn. Fancy 3B4

Open Heifer AAA# 17500067 Born 4/15/13 Iron Mtn. X 454 X Objective X Grid Maker WW +66, YW +114, $B 97.74

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

"Welytok Angus- Breeding  (315)527-5037 For The Next Generation"

Chris Jeffcoat   Regional  Manager C H R I S   J E F F C O AT   J O I N S   T H E  A M E R I C A N   A N G U S  A S S O C I AT I O N Pennsylvania  native  to  serve  as   regional  manager  for  the  northeast-­ ern  region  The  American  Angus   Association®  welcomes  Chris   Jeffcoat  of  Littlestown,  Pa.,  as  the   new  regional  manager  for  the   northeastern  region.  Jeffcoat  

look forward  to  seeing  what  he   brings  to  our  Angus  producers  and   the  future  of  the  business  breed,”   says  Bryce  Schumann,  the  Associ-­ ation’s  chief  executive  officer.   “We  hope  farmers  and  ranchers  in   the  eastern  region  call  on  Chris  for  

“It’s a  great  time  to  be  in  the   cattle  business,  and  more   importantly  the  Angus  breed”   recently  relocated  from  North   Carolina,  to  the  Gettysburg,  PA   area.    He  began  his  role  as  regional   manager  March  3.  “It’s  an  honor  to   be  working  for  Angus  producers  in   the  eastern  region,”  Jeffcoat  says.   “Thanks  to  their  commitment  to   the  breed,  the  Angus  business  has   much  to  be  proud  of,  from  a  popu-­ lation  standpoint  and  a  dedication   to  a  high-quality  product.  I  truly   look  forward  to  getting  started.”

advice with  their  operations.” Jeffcoat’s  region  covers  Delaware,   Maryland,  Maine,  New  Hampshire,   Vermont,  Massachusetts,  Rhode   Island,  Connecticut,  New  Jersey,   New  York,  Pennsylvania,  Virginia   and  West  Virginia.  “It’s  a  great   time  to  be  in  the  cattle  business,   and  more  importantly  the  Angus   breed,”  Jeffcoat  says.

Jeffcoat will  represent  Angus  at   various  cattle  events  and  sales   throughout  the  region.  As  a  region-­ al  manager,  breeders  can  ask  him   questions  about  Association   programs  and  services,  or  for  help   locating  Angus  seedstock.  He  can   also  advise  producers  on  marketing   opportunities  available  through  the   Association.

A native  of  Pennsylvania,  Jeffcoat   received  a  bachelor’s  degree  in   agribusiness  management  from   Penn  State  University,  and  a   master’s  degree  in  agricultural   economics  from  the  University  of   Kentucky.  Jeffcoat’s  family  owns   both  commercial  and  registered   Angus  cattle,  and  a  local  meat   processing  facility  where  they   direct  market  beef  to  consumers.

“Chris brings  a  lifetime  of  experi-­ ence  to  the  Angus  breed,  and  we  

Jeffcoat was  employed  by  the   North  Carolina  State  University  

Extension Service  as  an  area  agent  for   livestock,  equine,  forages  and  direct  marketing.   His  past  experience  includes  serving  as  the   Pennsylvania  Beef  Council’s  Beef  Quality   Assurance  (BQA)  director,  and  a  University  of   Kentucky  Extension  agent  for  agriculture  and   natural  resources. For  more  information  on  Association  regional   managers,  visit

Consumer education is all in a day’s work  on  and  off  the  farm PO S TED O N JANU ARY 30, 2014 STATE UNI VERS I TY EXTENS I O N





In addition to the daily chores on the farm, it is important for farmers to work on educating the public about who they are, what they do and why it matters. With 98  percent  of  the  population   removed  from  modern  agriculture,   connecting  to  consumers  is  criti-­ cally  important.  Survey  data  from   the  Michigan  State  University   Extension  Breakfast  on  the  Farm   program  shows  that  farmers  are   respected  as  being  trustworthy   sources  of  information.  Here  are   some  practical  ideas  for  farmers   who  want  to  help  educate  consum-­ ers  in  their  communities: Farm  tours  or  other  on-farm   events   Opening  your  doors  for  farm  tours,   ice  cream  socials  with  neighbors   and  legislator  visits  provides  visi-­ tors  with  a  first-hand  look  at  mod-­ ern  agriculture.  Education  in  a   transparent  format  provides  the   public  an  opportunity  to  see  what   happens  on  the  farm,  ask  questions   and  develop  trust  in  farmers  and   the  food  produced.  These  tours  and   events  can  form  lasting  bonds   between  farmers  and  consumers. School  visits Offer  to  read  a  book  about  farming   or  take  a  little  bit  of  the  farm  to  the   school.  A  piece  of  equipment,  calf,   lamb  or  small  animal  will  grab  the   students’  attention  and  give  you   the  perfect  opportunity  to  share   your  farming  story.  There  may  be  a   wooden  cow  in  your  community   that  can  be  borrowed  and  taken  to   school  along  with  samples  of  milk,   cheese,  ice  cream  or  yogurt. Library  displays Books,  audio  tapes,  DVDs  and   even  works  of  art  at  local  libraries   can  be  used  to  help  consumers  of  

all ages  understand  more  about   agriculture.  Helping  your  local   library   ncorporate  these  into  displays  will   create  interest  in  learning  more   about  agriculture.  March  is  the   perfect  time  to  do  this  as  National   Agriculture  Day  is  right  around  the   corner  on  March  25. Fairs,  farmers  markets County  fairs  and  farmers  markets   attract  large  audiences  and  many  of   the  visitors  attend  with  hopes  of   learning  more  about  agriculture.  At   the  fair,  they  want  to  get  close  to  the   animals;;  see  the  carrots,  corn  and   cabbage  vying  for  blue  ribbons  and   climb  aboard  a  tractor.  At  the   market,  they  want  to  meet  farmers   and  purchase  locally  grown  and   raised  food.  Consider  talking  to  your   local  fair  board  or  market  master   about  providing  a  display  of  the   commodities  produced  in  the  area,   setting  up  “A  taste  of  Agriculture”   activity  that  is  complete  with  food   samples  or  offering  to  do  agriculture   related  activities  with  the  kids,  such   as  making  butter. Service  club  presentations Many  service  clubs  incorporate   educational  presentations  during   their  club  meetings.  When  invited,   take  advantage  of  the  opportunity  to   share  your  passion  for  farming.  You   can  keep  the  presentation  simple  and   short.  Begin  by  introducing  yourself   and  completing  the  statement:  “I   farm  because_______.  A  panel   discussion  with  farmers  representing   a  variety  of  commodities  can  also  be  

very impactful.  Whatever  the   approach,  it  is  important  to  encour-­ age  questions  from  the  audience. In-store  education Point  of  purchase  education  is  a   great  way  to  meet  and  talk  to   consumers.  Whether  it  is  in  the   dairy  department,  the  meat  case  or   in  the  produce  section,  consumers   have  questions  about  the  food   choices  available.  So  why  not  ask   your  local  grocery  store  or  super-­ market  if  you  can  spend  time  in  the   store  interacting  with  consumers   and  answering  their  questions?   Grab  the  shopper’s  attention  with  a   display,  food  sample  or  by  wearing   a  name  tag  that  says  “Ask  me,  I’m  a   farmer”. Welcome  conversations  wherever   you  are Whether  you  are  at  the  gas  station,   in  the  dentist’s  chair  or  at  the  post   office  welcome  conversations  and   always  be  ready  to  answer  ques-­ tions  about  farming.  To  build  con-­ sumer  trust  in  the  food  system,  it  is   important  for  farmers  to  stay  in-­ formed,  actively  listen,  invite  and   embrace  dialogue. For  more  information,  visit  http://  To  contact  an   expert  in  your  area,  visit  http://,  or  call  888MSUE4MI  (888-678-3464). Or  contact  a  NY  Angus  representa-­ tive  to  get  more  help  in  your   specific  area

Waltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Way continues to grow and offer our customers more all of the time. Next time you are in western New York, stop in!

Frosty Elba! Our upcoming heifer calf by PA Power Tool 9108 is a maternal sister to the $45,000 Genex/CRI sire Schiefelbein Effectve 61. Her dam, Frosty Answer 3979 is a full sister to the Trowbridge sire Schiefelbein Zeus 3609. 3979 records BR 2@94, WR 2@106, YR 2@106, %IMF 4@110, UREA 4@102.

Frosty Answer 3979

Whoa Sara! Our herd is featuring progeny from this female, 21AR Sara E802, also known as the dam of the ABS Global sire 21AR Outfitter 6032. This BCC Bushwacker 41-93 daughter will continue to make an impact in our herd, with progeny by different sires, such as SAV Pioneer, Boyd Signature, & more.

21AR Sara E802

Selling in the NY ANGUS SALE on MAY 10, 2014 at Angus Hill Farm, Randolph, NY

Cogi Elela X006

X006 Pictured as a Heifer Calf

REG# 16648994 This four-year old BC Matrix 4132 daughter stems from a dam who is a maternal sister to the Select Sires roster member RES Volunteer 051. She sells with her December 26, 2013 heifer calf at side by Connealy In Sure 8524. X006 sells bred to the popular EXAR Denver 2002B!

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Bull Buying  

Cost of a Bull Purchase The cost  of  purchasing  a  bull  may  seem  high  at  a  glance;;  however,   that  expense  becomes  relatively  small  when  it  is  spread  across  your   bull’s  calf  crop  for  a  three-  to  five-year  period.  Example  1  shows  how   you  can  turn  an  expense  into  a  savings.  Bull  procurement  decisions   can  greatly  impact  your  future  calf  crops  and  herd  genetics  for  many   years.  When  you  consider  that  the  bull  contributes  one-half  of  the   genetic  makeup  of  your  calf  crop  and  may  sire  25  to  40  or  more   calves  per  year,  it  is  easy  to  see  that  he  is  the  most  important   individual  in  the  herd.  Keep  in  mind  that  a  bull  that  will  improve  a  herd   must  have  genetic  superiority  over  both  the  cows  in  the  herd  and  over   pervious  bulls. The  best  way  to  remain  efficient  in  today's  beef  industry  is  continue  to   produce  more  pounds  of  product  per  cow  exposed.  That  task  can   become  hard  to  achieve  without  the  help  of  a  superior  bull.   Fortunately,  weight  at  various  ages  is  heritable.  Birth  weight  and   weaning  weight  are  estimated  to  be  about  30  percent  heritable,  while   yearling  weight  is  about  45  percent  heritable.  This  means  that  a   certain  degree  of  birth  weight,  weaning  weight  and  yearling  weight  is   inherited  from  the  parents  and  that  progress  can  be  made  by   selecting  for  these  traits.

Cost of  a  bull  purchase $3000  Purchase  Price  of  New   Bull -2090  Salvage  Value  of  Old  Bull   (1900  lbs.  X  1.10/lb.) $  910  Net  Cost  of  New  Bull If  the  new  bull  sires  90  calves   over  the  next  3-5  years,  $910  ÷ 90  =  $10.11  cost/  calf.  If  the  bull   sires  90  calves  that  are  10   pounds  heavier  at  weaning  and   they  sell  for  $1.09/lb.  (3-year   average  for  500-pound  calves  – GA  Auction  Markets,  20092011)  at  weaning,  you  will  have   paid  for  the  bull.

How Much “Bull Power” Do I Need? Several factors  can  help  determine  the  number  of  cows  that  can  be  bred  to  one  bull. Age The  number  of  cows  per  bull  will  vary  with  the  bull's  age,  condition  and  libido.  Use  an  adequate  num ber  of  bulls  with  good  libidos.  Bulls  should  be  in  good  body  condition,  but  not  fat,  at  the  beginning  of   the  breeding  season.  Young,  growing  bulls  may  require  extra  feed  during  the  breeding  season  to  meet   their  protein  and  energy  needs.  A  yearling  bull  should  not  be  expected  to  breed  more  than  20  to  25   cows,  while  a  mature  bull  with  large  testicles,  good  semen  and  good  libido  can  breed  25  to  40  or  more   cows. Condition You  cannot  expect  fat  or  thin  bulls  to  perform  up  to  the  standards  of  properly  conditioned  bulls.  Poor   nutrition  can  influence  semen  quality.  Fat  bulls  lack  the  stamina  to  breed  enough  cows. Length  of  Breeding  Season Length  of  the  calving  season  and  number  of  calves  born  during  each  21  day  period  of  the  calving  sea son  does  have  some  influence  on  the  number  of  cows  that  can  be  bred  to  one  bull.  Mature  bulls  can   breed  up  to  40  cows  during  a  60-  to  90-day  breeding  period  and  sire  a  high  percentage  of  these   calves  in  the  first  40  days  of  the  calving  season.  If  cows  are  run  in  large  groups,  two  bulls  that  are  the   same  age  and  breed  could  run  with  80  cows. Excerpts  taken  from  The  University  of  Georgia,  Cooperative  Extension,  Bull  Buyers  Guide Revised  by  Ted  G.  Dyer  and  Ronnie  Silcox,  Extension  Animal  Scientists  Original  manuscript  by  Dan  T.  Brown  and  Ron-­ nie  E.  Silcox,  Extension  Animal  Scientists

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Boyd Madame Pride 0038

Sarkaria Farms Registered Angus Seedstock, Proven Genetics SAV Madame Pride 8556 - Dam

SAV Bismarck 5682 x SAV 8180 Traveler 004 High growth daughter of the $9,000 SAV Madame Pride 8556. BR 96, WR 111. From a dam recorded progeny BR 3@94, WR 3@103. Nursing a calf in our program now by Boyd Signature. CED 10 BW 1.3 WW 58 YW 92 Milk 25 Marb .48 RE .40 $W 41.46 $B 67.12

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

Tullyfergus Angus Tullyfergus D/D Just Right 3.7.03 - 5.8.12


Dam: Katinka Gal 627 by Traveler 6807 Sire: Leachman Right Time Co-owned with Rita Partee: Fleur de Lis Farms • Seneca Falls, NY

As you plan your Spring and Summer AI season we’d like to highlight a couple of points.....

Fertility & Longevity Functionality & Docility Calving Ease & Vigor The fundamentals of Profit are ‘Just Right’s Specialty! If you’d like to put some Just Right into your herd we have high quality semen available now for $25 / straw. Call (315) 573-2569 if you would like further information or to order semen.

Tulleyfergus Angus Joint Production Sale - September 27, 2014 Annual Sale, 4th Saturday in September Robert & Linda Groom 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd. • Lyons, NY. 14489 (315) 573-2569 • •

Soundness + Docility + Maternal Ability + Longevity = Profitability


#17307074 Ten X x Upward One of the most unique genetic offerings in the breed today Timely pedigree featuring Ten X, Upward and Objective 2345

CED 15 BW -0.6 WW 69 YW 131 $W 58.78 $B 123.01 From Deer Valley Farm, TN, Ken McMichael & Bridges Angus Farm LLC, GA


#17262374 Top Game x Predominant

Offers outcross performance genetics like few can Combines an incredible EPD tabulation with exciting phenotype Wide-based and sound with added depth and thickness CED 13 BW 0.5 WW 73 YW 121 $W 63.47 $B 109.77 From Joel & Mary Bunker, KS; Baldridge-Tiedeman Angus, NE; Trowbridge Farms Inc., NY and Deer Valley Farm, TN


#16687591 Bismarck x Net Worth

One of the most physically impressive bulls in our lineup A crowd-pleaser siring stunning progeny with a powerful look and high performance CED 9 BW 2.3 WW 71 YW 114 $W 48.97 $B 87.26 From Schaffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Angus Valley, ND


#16944751 Dash x Game Day

Moderate framed tank who is loaded with total dimension Expect super replacement females and heavy calves at weaning Near-perfect feet and legs and ample rib from a cowmaker pedigree CED 15 BW -2.0 WW 56 YW 93 $W 57.79 $B 59.35 From Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch and Chad Denowh, MT EPDs as of 3/14/14

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MOVING CATTLE OUT OF PENS AND SORTING Handler Movement Patterns for Moving Cattle out of Pens and Sorting

By: Temple Grandin

Handler Positions for emptying a pen and sorting at a gate: The handler should control the movement of cattle through a gate. DO NOT let cattle run wildly through a gate. They need to learn that you control their movements. When cattle are being sorted out through a gate, stare and look at the ones you want to hold back and turn your eyes away from the animals you want to move through the gate. Curt Pate, a cattle hanlding specialist, has the following tips for sorting cattle out of a pen and through a gate: 1 -Work the nose, because cattle go where the nose is pointed. 2 -Get the animal you wish to sort through the gate to look at you with both eyes before attempting to move it through the gate. This relieves pressure on the animal before you attempt to direct it through the gate. 3 -When cattle are handled in a single file chute (race), the balance point will be at the shoulder. When they are worked on a pasture or in a pen, the point of balance will move forward and be closer to the eye. When cattle are handled calmly, the balance point will move forward, but it will never be in front of the eye. 4 -By alternately penetrating and then backing out of the flight zone you can carefully "test" to determine the correct angle and spot to move an animal.

T-Square Pattern for Moving a Group out of a Large Pen Step 1: Moving a group of cattle towards a gate in a large feedlot pen, paddock or pasture. The handlers movements, back and forth behind the group, should be at a 90' (right) angle to the direction of the desired movement. The handlers movements are perpendicular to the animals movements. Imagine that you are moving back and forth on the cross bar of a giant T-suare. Work on the edge of the flight zone. Use the principle of pressure and release. When the cattle start moving, back off and reduce pressure on their collective flight zone. Increase pressure when they slow down. Wild running is prevented by using pressure and release.

Moving a Group out of a Large Pen Using the T-Square Movement Pattern Step 1: Moving a group of cattle towards a gate in a large feedlot pen, paddock or pasture. The handlers movements, back and forth behind the group, should be at a 90' (right) angle to the direction of the desired movement. The handlers movements are perpendicular to the animals movements. Imagine that you are moving back and forth on the cross bar of a giant T-suare. Work on the edge of the flight zone. Use the principle of pressure and release. When the cattle start moving, back off and reduce pressure on their collective flight zone. Increase pressure when they slow down. Wild running is prevented by using pressure and release. Step 2: As the group of cattle approaches the gate, the handler must shift his position to head the cattle out of the gate. Remember, calm cattle are easier to handle. All movements are done at a walk and handlers shoul be silent with NO yelling or whistling. If cattle become excited it takes 15 to 30 minutes for them to calm down.

Correct Method for Moving a Group Out of a Large Pen or Small Pasture With Two Handlers Step 1: Both handlers in the rear in a straight line. T-square position moving the animals toward the gate. Step 2: When the animals start out the gate, handler A moves near the gate to control animal movement

Wrong Method for Moving a Group Out of a Large Pen or Small Pasture With Two This technique is wrong because the animals receive conflicting signals from two different handlers.



The view this month is from my new shops window watching and waiting for the snow to stop and melt away so we can get to the most waited for-- season spring. Farmers just love spring it is like an tonic for us it starts our motors running thinking about the challenges we are about to tackle . We have in our heads what we are going to plant and where on our lands we are going to plant them we know what new varieties we want what has worked for us and what hasn't . I can't wait for some warm days to melt the huge snow drifts this old fashioned winter has left us and be able to spread some of that organic fertilizer that got piled on the side due to the days it was impossible for us to get out on our fields. Yesterday was a very important day on our farm my wife and I have been watching our bee hives and keeping the

snow away from the openings so as they don't suffocate but we didn't see or hear much activity but yesterday as the temperature hit 45 deg..I was going out to the hives to open them up to cautiously check them. We were ecstatic when we got 20 feet from the hives and saw brown markings all over the snow for about a 30 foot circle around the hives that means they all of the worker bees got out to go to the bathroom it is great news for us we have worried about this as bees won't go in the hive and with all this really cold weather we were afraid that we would lose a lot of them to the fact they couldn't get out to relieve themselves they must keep the hive at lest 90 degrees all winter and have enough honey to keep them alive. That was great news the hives look healthy and we are expanding them this year so as to have more honey to sell this next summer the bees and their

democracy are so interesting and a integral put of our planet I really enjoy learning from them. Honey is the only food that has no expiration date it has been found in the pharaohs tombs in Egypt some 3000 years old and it is still good the first sweetener for mankind and still the best If you have and interest please read about Honey and it's uses in our diets and as a medical remedy it is more than interesting it could be a life changer next time I will share more of Honey secrets but now it is off the the feed store to pick out some seed varieties for spring because from what the bees tell me it is about to SPRING INTO SPRING"




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Estrus Synchronization For several decades we have had methods available to group heats of breeding animals. Yes, when I started practice we did not even have prostaglandins available and the first I used had to be bootlegged in from Canada in a gooseneck trailer. Enough about age. Of course, it is still quite acceptable to breed on observed heats with no drug intervention. However, synchronization does offer the present day cattle producer some significant benefits. Quite frequently I still receive questions about synchrony. Hence, this column so there will be no more!. The questions usually arise from confusion over the basic physiology of the bovine estrous cycle or the many protocols available today. Many of the programs are so complicated and/or expensive that they should be discounted out of hand. I believe there is value in simplicity. You can accuse me of being incomplete and brief, but I am trying to merely distill a voluminous subject down to a few gold nuggets; not a gold bar. Most synchronization programs are centered on a single shot of prostaglandin (PG) with estrus 2-3 days later. In a randomly cycling population of cows, a single shot of PG on any one day, will result in about 75% of the cows coming into heat. Therefore, synchrony programs are developed to permit producers without a lot of specialized knowledge to

make the whole herd work with only one shot of PG. This is done with the use of a CIDR (controlled internal drug release) or GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone), the cows normal cyclicity is interrupted for 7 days so that all cows will either be responsive to PG or will come into heat on their own in several days. I visualize it as a brake and release system as on your car. Of all the protocols available, I overwhelmingly prefer the CIDR or GnRH followed 7 days later by PG and estrus in 2-3 days. For the rest of the article, I will only be considering this protocol. I like it best because it is simple, it works, and it is least cost! In beef cows, I have not been impressed with any Timed Artificial Insemination (TAI) protocols. They invariably leave you with a bunch of serviced cows, low pregnancy rates, and limited choices of what you can do next. I see no replacement yet for good visual estrus detection with breeding or embryo placement based on those observations. The above protocol has been given some fancy names by AI companies or researchers, but I prefer the generic....CIDR /7day PG or GnRH/ 7 day PG label. Some common answers to frequent questions are: 1-use GnRH OR CIDRs. Somewhere, someone suggested that we use both to start the synch program (probably some crafty drug company that wanted to move more product!! The same com-

Dr. James F. Evans, VMD pany that suggested you worm your cattle at Spring turnout?). Research repeatedly has shown that it has no advantage except increasing your cost. You will not get more cows in heat, of in a tighter group or pregnant,etc. 2-CIDR/7 day PG is your more expensive option, usually requires putting each cow in the headgate vs injecting a group in the alleyway. 3-use CIDRs in heifers. They work better than GnRH. 4-For ease, we remove the CIDR and PG at the same time. For you instruction readers, you have noted that the manufacture recommends CIDR removal the day prior to PG. They must do this since this was the procedure used for original FDA approval of the product. Practically, I see no advantage to working the cattle an extra time. This is also a good time to apply an estrus detection aid like the Estrotech patch (I get no commissions). It really helps! 5-Dosage for Estrumate is 2cc IM. If you use Lutalyse, it is weight sensitive. 5cc will work on heifers and small cows. However, you need to increase to 6 or 7 cc on larger cows to get good results. 6- Synchronization programs ideally result in about 95% estrus response. (of course, little is 100% in biology). Lesser results mean you are doing something wrong. Reevaluate the protocol your using, drug dosages, nutrition, management, etc. 7-Cows that do not respond can be recycled about 7-10 days later (i.e. repeat the whole

procedure) after looking for errors as discussed in #6 8-Synchrony programs can be started at any time. On day one, it does not matter if the cow is in heat, cystic, due in heat tomorrow or chewing her cud. Just start all cows. 9-It is not recommended to start to synch cows much before 45 days post calving (breeding about day 60). You will have significantly lower number in heat, and a lower pregnancy rate. 10- Non-cycling (anestrous) cows may work if they are on the brink of starting to cycle. If you want to get them bred, it is usually worth the try. This is not true if using the two PGs 10 days apart protocol. 11. DO NOT synchronize cows of unknown pregnancy status. Every year I get into herds that have aborted one or more cows with a synch protocol. Estrus synchrony is easy, simple and permits the use of less labor while getting more cows pregnant at the onset of the desired calving time. Since most Eastern beef producers are part-time, it enables prescheduling of labor intensive procedures like breeding. It also usually results in a more focused, concentrated breeding schedule so more cows are serviced with better results. As an added benefit, non-cycling cows that would not even be available for service until later, can be bred earlier. Good luck and keep it simple!!

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Association perspective low-birth-weight epds Looking at a single trait on

producer had been selecting primarily substantial discount. Have calving-ease EPDs costs performance and for calving-ease, low-birth-weight-EPD and low-birth-weight EPDs been bulls with no regard to any other overemphasized to commercial money. traits. This is certainly understandable producers? Maybe; maybe not.

by David Gazda, Regional Manager, American Angus Association

One of the most common concerns I

if the producer is breeding heifers and Regardless, the commercial producer needs a certain level of calving ease equates Angus genetics with calving delivered by low-birth-weight Angus ease, fertility, maternal strength and

hear from commercial producers using Angus genetics is the size of

bulls. Furthermore, in the southeast, like many other areas of the country

calves at birth. Instinctively, my first

where cow herds are relatively small,

thought is that the producers experienced calving problems due to

the herd bull may have to be multipurpose, breeding both heifers

the calves being too large at birth. However, the problem generally tends

and mature cows with, again, emphasis production goals; however, single-trait being placed on calving ease. selection based upon an individual’s At the risk of being controversial, birth weight EPD may needlessly

to be just the opposite, where the calves have been extremely small and light at birth, struggled to nurse and

many of these small calf scenarios could be eliminated if the producers

never caught up with their contemporaries from a growth

would simply be willing to accept more birth weight, particularly when


breeding mature cows. One only has

Upon visiting with the producer and reviewing the bull’s registration certificate and EPD profile, I usually discover a common theme — the

carcass quality, and as seedstock producers we are challenged daily to deliver those genetics. In closing, producers need to select bulls that allow them to reach their

sacrifice additional pounds at weaning. Next time you are in the market for a bull, don’t discriminate against a little more birth weight

EPD.You will still receive the calving to attend a production or test station ease you have always expected from sale to witness firsthand how the Angus and a few extra dollars in your heavier- birth-weight-EPD bulls are pocket at weaning! penalized and therefore sell at a


Good herd management begins at birth, and the results have an impact on your herd for generations to come.    Accurate  and  permanent  identification  (ID)   plays a crucial role in effective herd management. An animal’s   individual   herd   ID   is   unique   for   its   generation  and  is  the  first  part  of  organized  herd  records— the information you use to properly record pedigrees, ensure healthy, productive animals, and reach herd goals. There are many ways to identify livestock. These range from less permanent forms, such as ear tags, to permanent methods such as tattooing, hot-iron and freeze  branding.  Biometrics  and  genomics  also  use  a   variety  of  ways  to  accurately  ID  cattle.   When   determining   what   ID   method   you   will   use   for   your Angus herd, you should consider costs, rules and  requirements,  and  convenience.  Ideally,  this  simple but important step in proper herd management will   balance   the   unique   management   needs   of   your   operation. This  permanent  ID  fact-­sheet  series  details  tattooing   and  freeze  branding.    You  can  use  this  information  to   guide  the  use  of  permanent  ID  for  your  Angus  herd.     As   you   select   a   permanent   ID   method   that   you   feel   the most comfortable with, consider these points: •   Plan ahead, be prepared. Permanant   ID,   like   all   parts     of   herd   management,   requires   a   combination   of sound decisions and prep-work to support your investments—the  animals,  equipment  and  other  capital   that make up your farm or ranch. Good judgement , planning ahead, and being attentive to sound animal husbandry practices are imperative as you select the best   method   of   permanent   ID   for   your   herd.   These   approaches can reduce stress on your animals, your equipment  and  you. •   Categorize and organize your herd. The  ID  you   assign a calf will be used for the remainder of its herd  life.  Therefore,  a  herd  ID  is  an  important  part  of     accurate  and  organized  herd  management  records.  

There are  many  ways  to  organize  your  herd.  Several   systems can help you identify your animals and simplify record-keeping. Choose a system that you are comfortable using on your farm or ranch. The following are a just two examples of systems you  can  use  to  create  a  unique    herd  ID.  These   simple,  sequential  systems  reduce  duplicate  IDs   for  animals  in  your  herd   and   organize   calves   by   their   birth   year.   When   selecting   herd   IDs,   avoid   similar letter and number combinations. Numerical code systems: There are several ways   to   use   numbers   to   make   an   animal   ID.   In   these systems, a selected digit represents the a calf’s birth year. The remaining digits complete a calf’s  assigned  herd  ID.    

Example: A calf born in 2009 would have the   the   number   9   included   in   its   herd   ID,   to     designate its birth year. International Letter code system:  Instead  of  using the last digit of the animal’s birth year to create the  calf’s  unique  herd  ID,  you  can  use  a  letter  of   the  alphabet.  Each  year  is  assigned  a  letter  (see   Figure  1)  to  combine  with  the  calf’s  birth  order.

Example: A calf born in 2009 would have the letter W  included  in  its  herd  ID,  to  designate  its   birth year. U 2008

W 2009

X 2010

Y 2011

Z 2012

A 2013

B 2014

C 2015

D 2016

E 2017

F 2018

G 2019

H 2020

J 2021

K 2022

L 2023

M 2024

N 2025

P 2026

R 2027

S 2028

T 2029

*I O Q and V are not used

Figure 1.

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• Identify your calves at birth. This can occur in conjunction with taking weights and observing the cow and her calf during the time surrounding birth. When you  cannot  use  a  permanant  form  of  ID  to  accurately   identify the calf, an ear tag can be used. Tagging a calf can supplement your chosen method of permanent  ID.  The  tag  visibly,  and  prominently,  displays  an   animal’s  unique  herd  ID.  It  can  also  represent  other   herd record information, such as a sire and dam.

• Double check...before the check is written. In   some instances, you may purchase or sell registered Angus.    In  such  cases,  rember  the  following  info  about   permanent  ID:  

• Know the rules. The American Angus Association requires   the   use   of   permanent   identification   marks   for each animal registered with the Association; all permanent   ID   marks   must   comply   with   these   rules:     (Fully     described   in   the   Association’s   Breeder’s Reference Guide.)

• Make sure the ID marks match the animal’s Registration Certificate.

• Eliminate potential complications; Association’s ID and transfer rules.



• Prior to the purchase or sale of an animal, make sure it’s ID marks are readable.

• For specific   guidelines   about   proper   ID,   and   transferring and purchasing animals, consult the Breeder’s Reference Guide or seek the assistance of the Association’s member services department.

• Make it ‘show’ up!  If  you  exhibit  animals  you  are   required   to   follow   the   show   rules   and   regulations,     including   those   for   permanent   ID.   Remember   the     following information: • At shows where the American Angus Association contributes premium money, your animal(s) may be inspected for proper identifcation.

• Animals must   be   permanently   identified   prior   to   submitting their application for registration to the American Angus Association. • The marks of an animal’s ID must correspond with the animal’s registration information.

• Double check ID marks prior to arriving at the show. • Exhibited animal’s permanent ID marks must be readable & marks must correctly match the information on  the  animal’s  Registration  Certificate.  

• Use available resources. If  you  are  new  to  the  permanent  ID  procedures  described  in  these  fact  sheets,   • No  more  than  five  units  (includes  Arabic  numbers   you can increase your familiarity with additional eduand capital letters, or a combination of the two) can cation outlets: be used to form an individual animal’s ID.

• Original markings cannot be altered. If markings become unreadable, they need to be placed in a new and separate area on the animal. • If necessary, steps can be taken to verify an animal’s identification  using  DNA.   • If  you  have  specific  questions  about  the  visibility  of   original permanent IDs, contact the Association.

• Watch an online demonstration—visit the Association’s online Angus Education Center. • Attend a seminar or short-course with live demonstrations on  permanent  identification  methods. • Use the guidance of your local land-grant university & Cooperative Extension agent. • Speak with beef industry peers who are familiar with permanent ID techniques & can advise you.

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NY Angus Angles Newsletter April/May 2014 - online issue  

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

NY Angus Angles Newsletter April/May 2014 - online issue  

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