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Angus Angles

Fall 2012 Volume 7 - No.3

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Official Publication New York Angus Association

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New York Angus Association www.NY-Angus.com President Mike Shanahan

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

315-573-2569 Robert@angus.us Past President Mike Kelley 9757 Dutch Rd, Camden, NY 13316 315-225-0827 Directors Eric Brayman Randy Librock Duane Brayman Roger McCracken Derrick DeBoer Steve Packard Brett Chedzoy Craig Simmons Nicole Tommell

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Dates: January 18, 2013 Winter Conferences January 19, 2013 Winter Management Meetings

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EVALUATE YOUR GENETICS a)! New York Feedlot and Carcass Value Discovery Program Purpose: Teach cow/calf producers the value of their calves based on performance in the feedlot and on through the packing plant. Calves are accepted in November and fed till their most optimal profit potential. b)! Empire Heifer Development Program Purpose: A management and marketing program for cow/calf producers to evaluate replacement heifer prospects and offer a marketing opportunity for quality heifers. Calves are accepted in December.  Heifers can be bred artificially at the heifer rearing facility, or returned home for breeding.  Eligible heifers can be sold as open in April or as bred heifers in the October Cornell Beef Replacement Sale.   c)! NY All Forage Bull Test Purpose: To develop and evaluate the performance and quality of young bulls on a typical commercial forage diet. As the predominant feedstuff used in a cow/calf operation is forage, the data collected will assist producers in selecting bulls raised in conditions similar to the environment under which they will be expected to perform. If you are interested and/or have questions, please contact me at 607-255-5923 or mjb28@cornell.edu. Details are also available at http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/beef ========================================================================== ==========================================================================

THE VIEW THIS MONTH IS FROM THE SEAT OF OUR JOHN DEERE 720 WE ARE TRYING TO FINISH PICKING OUR CORN BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW HERE IN WESTERN N.Y. AS I LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER WATCH THE CORN GO UP THE ELEVATOR AND TRY TO STAY ON THE ROW MY DOG KEEPS CATCHING MY EYE .WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD ON OUR FARM AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN EXCEPTIONAL FARM DOGS AS I WATCH HIM FOLLOW EVERY ROW HE GAVE ME SOME IDEAS OF THINGS WE AS THEIR MASTERS COULD LEARN FROM THEM ------NEVER PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO FOR A JOY RIDE ----ALLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF FRESH AIR AND WIND IN YOUR FACE TO BE PURE ECSTASY ------WHEN LOVED ONES COME HOME ALWAYS RUN TO MEET THEM -----NEVER PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE YOU ARE NOT -----IN HOT WEATHER DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND LIE UNDER A SHADE TREE ----IF WHAT YOU WANT IS BURIED DON’T STOP DIGGING TO YOU FIND IT


----WHEN IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST ALWAYS PRACTICE OBEDIENCE ---WHEN SOMEONE IS HAVING A BAD DAY, BE SILENT AND SIT VERY CLOSE TO THEM -------THRIVE ON ATTENTION AND LET PEOPLE TOUCH YOU ------LET OTHERS KNOW WHEN THEY HAVE INVADED YOUR TERRITORY -----AVOID BITING WHEN A SIMPLE GROWL WILL DO ----DELIGHT IN THE SIMPLE JOY OF A LONG WALK -----NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS OR WHO LOSES THEIR TEMPER DON’T BUY INTO THAT GUILT THING AND POUT RUN RIGHT BACK AND BE FRIENDS I AM SURE THERE IS A LOT MORE BUT THE WAGON IS ALMOST FULL AND IT IS TIME TO HEAD FOR THE BARN WITH OUR DOG FOLLOWING AS FAITHFUL AS EVER THANKS FOR READEN PAUL P.S. EVERY DAY IN OUR LIVES ARE GOOD DAYS JUST SOME ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS ========================================================================== ==========================================================================

News from juniors in the northeast This year the New England Jr. Angus association participated at Eastern Regionals in Timonium, Maryland and Jr. Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. When we were at Eastern Regionals we exhibited four head of cattle and four Juniors represented New England, Laine Jurgilewicz Norfolk, CT Mackenzie White Shapleigh , ME Tanner Francis Brooklyn, CT and Kelsey Jurgilewicz Norfolk, CT. When we were at Jr. Nationals we exhibited three head of cattle, and had three Juniors representing New England Laine Jurgilewicz Norfolk, CT Tanner Francis, Brooklyn, CT and Kelsey Jurgilewicz Norfolk, CT. We had a very fun week. Kelsey Jurgilewicz was the voting delegate for New England, also Laine Jurgilewicz received an Angus Star from Bell Point Ranch. This is a symbol that recognizes Angus juniors solely for doing their best. To receive this award you have to be caught doing your best in the moment working at it, showing you care, and never giving up, it’s trying that catches the gold star. Also Mackenzie White received the Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship. By: Kelsey Jurgilewicz This year Kelsey Jurgilewicz of Norfolk, CT donated a Canvas print of a photo she took on her farm in Connecticut to be auctioned off to benefit the American Angus Auxiliary.


Longtime Angus breeder earns national honor Corfu native elected president of association By Virginia Kropf kropf1@2ki.net Courtesy of The Daily News, Batavia, NY GHENT — Phil Trowbridge certainly has no ‘‘beef’’ with his latest accomplishment. The Corfu native and third generation Angus breeder was recently elected president of the American Angus Association at their annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., something he calls “quite an honor.” “Our membership in the organization goes back to my grandpa Walter, who joined in 1957,” Trowbridge said. Phil’s dad Paul Trowbridge Sr. bought his first Angus cow in 1954 for his eldest son Paul Jr. to get him interested in 4-H, and with hopes his other eight children would follow. That started a Trowbridge Angus legacy which is known today throughout the United States. All nine Trowbridge children at one time were involved in the raising of Angus, Phil said. Paul Jr. “P.J.” Trowbridge went to work for several Angus breeders in Western New York and now runs the family farm on Sumner Road, Corfu. He and youngest brother Patrick drove to Louisville, Ky. in November to see Phil sworn in. “We wouldn’t miss seeing that,” P.J. said. “We won’t have another chance to see our brother elected president of a $38 million organization.” Phil is the middle son, who earned a degree in animal science at Alfred, graduating in 1976. The day after graduation, he went to work as a herdsman for an Angus farm in Ghent, southeast of Albany, eventually acquiring his own farm. He met his wife Annie in college, and they have two children, P.J., who works with his father, and Amy, who is a nurse, following in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps, Phil said.


Throughout his career, Phil has dedicated himself to elevating the Angus breed to new heights of greatness. An industry expert is quoted on the Trowbridge Family website as saying, “In a short time, Trowbridge completely revitalized the grand old tradition of Angus families from a new and innovative perspective. It’s no accident the Trowbridge Angus Farm’s animals are considered to be an elite herd of super cattle, legendary in the industry.” Phil’s herd numbers between 250 and 300, he said. His affection for the breed is evident in his conversations. The Angus breed is the largest beef breed registry in the world, at 300,000, he said. “You would have to combine the next eight breeds to equal the number of Angus,” Phil said. He credits the American Angus Association with doing a good job of marketing the breed. “You never hear anyone in a restaurant ask for a Charolais burger, do you,” he joked. Trowbridge Angus Farm was among the first to utilize the national Farm Animal Identification and Records System. Realizing the need to help their customers sell their offspring, Trowbridge Farms has created many outlets to help in merchandising, such as a registered Angus female sale in Ghent, and annual bull sale in Canandaigua. Phil said being elected president of such a prestigious organization is even more special with him being “a small town kid.” “It was a big surprise,” he said. In addition to his brother P.J. in Corfu, Phil has sisters Helen Hanes in Pembroke, Donna Saskowski in Darien, Mary Lou Merritt of Orchard Park and Anita Burrows in Wisconsin; and brothers Peter, a professor at Cornell, Patrick, former Angus breeder who now runs a horse farm in Connecticut and Mike of Meriden, Conn.

photo courtesy of Paul Trowbridge ============================================================================== ==============================================================================

Measuring cow herd performance South Dakota State University Extension  |   Updated: November 12, 2012 Fall is a great time of year to put pencil to paper and evaluate the overall productivity of your cow herd, as well as the individuals within it. Making the effort to measure the performance of the cows within a herd will allow a producer to cull as needed, evaluate genetics, and alter management practices as needed. This effort begins with good record keeping from calving to weaning and while it may seem time consuming and tedious, the pay offs are well worth the effort. There are a plethora of different measurements of performance; the following is a list of indicators that will allow producers to effectively measure the performance of their commercial herd at weaning. Calf Death Loss (%): A majority of calf death loss occurs within the first 24 hours of calf life. This will allow an evaluation of calf management. (Total calves dead prior to weaning ÷ Total number of calves born) × 100


Pregnancy rate (%): Following pregnancy checking in the fall, determining the overall fertility of the cow herd is critical to evaluate a herd’s reproductive success. In addition, it is good to identify pregnancy rate by cow age group, this will allow a producer to pinpoint if there are problems in certain groups within the herd such as 2 year olds, or older cows. (Total number of pregnant ÷ Total exposed for breeding) × 100 Percent calf crop weaned (%): Determines the percentage of the cow herd that weaned a marketable calf. (Total # calves weaned ÷ Total females exposed for breeding) × 100 Pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed (lbs.): When marketing calves on a live weight basis, this becomes the ultimate measure of efficiency within a cow herd. (Total lbs. of calf weaned from herd ÷ Total females exposed for breeding) Percentage of maternal body weight weaned (%): Determination of the percentage of the cow’s body weight that was weaned. In order to be effective producers in the herd larger cows must wean heavier calves to cover the additional maintenance requirement costs. (Weaning weight of calf ÷ Body weight of dam) × 100 Average daily gain (lbs.): Determines the weight gain of calves on a daily basis. Weight per day of age: Equivalent to average daily gain. Adjusted 205 day weights: This allows for a standardization of all cow and calf performance, removing the factor of age of dam and birth date. One thing producers should keep in mind is that adjusted weaning weights remove calving date from the equation. This is an important economic factor when determining the performance of a commercial cow. Table 1: Adjustment factors for 205 day weights. Culling rate (%): Keeping track of the percentage of productive females that are exiting the herd on an annual basis will help establish the amount of replacement heifers needed and give producers and determine if there are longevity issues within the herd. (Total number of cows culled ÷ Total number cows in herd) × 100 Calving interval (days): In order to maximize the profitability of a cow herd, cows need to be producing a live marketable calf every 365 days. To track this performance requirement producers can determine the calving interval of cows. (Previous calving date – current calving date) Weaning is a great time to evaluate certain performance traits and management systems within a producer’s cow herd. While the list above is not all inclusive, it is a great place to start. When producers establish a record keeping system for their cow herd, and use it, there is no limit to the improvements that can be seen in overall performance and profitability. Source: Kalyn Waters


AGGRESSIVE CALVES 50 bu l l sl se l HE WAS BORN OUTSIDE, INTO THE CHILL OF THE ADIRONDACK COLD, on a ridge overlooking the Hudson River. Even with a great mother, he had to do well. Here it is expected of him. HE SUMMERED and grew as a calf in the same pasture of his birth. It gets very dry there, but he did well. It was expected of him AT WEANING, he was given a hard look by men with over a century of beef cattle experience. His growth numbers were studied closely. At his home they allowed nothing that isn’t above average. AFTER WEANING, he passed onto the test pen. His lesser mates were steered. He grew up on a cheap,practical ration and hardened himself outside. Competing for bunk space at his home was a tough chore. The first time he was ever in a barn was to be tagged and vaccinated; the second time to be sold. He was developed for hard use breeding cows, not looking through a show halter. He did well here; it was expected of him. HE IS A TROWBRIDGE BULL! He’ll be in Canandaigua on May 4 with 49 of his mates. He will sell at a practical price and do well for his new owner.

EST. 1957

AT TROWBRIDGE ANGUS FARM THEY EXPECT A LOT AND THEY GET IT!

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FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE Canandaigua, NY

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Walton’s Way Angus Farm Linwood, NY Intro * Herd is owned by Travis Walton, a 24 year old native of Linwood * Have been in the Angus business for 12 years this year now * 56 cows calving this year * Offspring plan: grow 10-20 steers a year for freezer beef trade, raise 10-20 replacement heifers, & raise 3-5 bulls a year for private treaty * First cow was McCracken Vu Marjorie 32, she won Genesee county fair overall female, 1st in her class at the NYS Fair, and she is still working in the herd today * Herd bull is currently McCracken Vu Lookout 275, owned with Acomb Acres. He has put very well balanced calves on the ground and with high calving ease. Travis would like people to come look at him and his offspring, anytime. * Travis is breeding bulls for feed efficiency and carcass size because they go to cow calf operations, who merchandise their calves the stock yards *Farm highlights this year include the purchase of one of the top selling females from the NY Angus Sale, Trowbridge KinochtryBeauty30; and this was the first year selling in Cow Power Sale in the fall, where Travis has purchased some of the herd from *This year Walton’s Way Angus Farm will flush 2-3 females, and move their embryo transplant program to the next level; they are also implanting many new embryos from leading genetics that they have found around the country The Farm * Farm is owned with Larry and Diane Walton * 130 acres of pasture * 150 of cash crop * The farm was a dairy farm at first that sold out in the 80s and went to boarding dairy heifers and slowly changed over to all Angus * Family farm, been in the family for over 100 years * Travis is also the owner of Walton Farms Custom Harvesting - custom combining with a John Deere 9860STS, custom manure spreading, tillage work and much more * Travis’s brother Andrew helps out on the farm and owns his own trucking company, Walton Transporting Inc., with his father. They are currently running 9 Tractor trailer trucks * Walton purchases all of their dry hay from a local farm * Raise oatlage for feed for our cows corn silage for the cows, as well as dry corn, soybeans, and wheat, which is sold to Perdue PACMA Inc. * The Waltons pride themselves by being able to have steers at 1,400-1,500 pounds by 14-16 months of age Future Plans * Plans are to get to 200 cows calving per year * Grow 50-75 steers * Increase the embryo transplant program * Possibly have a bull sale some day, and a female production sale * Increase acreage Travis credits his Mom, Dad, brother Andrew, and his girlfriend Katie, for supporting, helping, and making this all possible.


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Show Report - 2012 New York State Fair Open Angus Show Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Warren & Brenda Bippert, Alden, NY - WBB Ellie Jean 152 Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Kelleys Beauty 1Z Senior Heifer Calf Champion: Excelsior Farms, Kent, NY - QVS Georgina 7481 Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion: Excelsior Farms, Kent, NY - Silveiras Erica Diana 1517 Intermediate Champion: Warren & Brenda Bippert, Alden, NY - WBB-Wake Scaara 5391 Reserve Intermediate Champion: Rylie Lear, Albion, NY - OGF Lady Ida 311 Junior Champion: Elizabeth Luckman, Barker, NY - Kelleys Sara Bell 6015Y Reserve Junior Champion Female: Robert & Linda Groom, Lyons, NY - Tullyfergus Miss Burgess 3 Senior Champion Female: Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 100 Reserve Senior Champion Female: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Kelleys Blackbird 50X -Grand Champion Female: Excelsior Farms, Kent, NY - QVS Georgina 7481 -Reserve Grand Champion Female: Elizabeth Luckman, Barker, NY - Kelleys Sara Bell 6015Y -Champion Cow/Calf: Elizabeth Luckman, Barker, NY - Kelleys Oakleaf 618 904 -Reserve Champion Cow/Calf: Rich Brown, Port Byron, NY - Equity 87 Treasure NCC1 Junior Bull Calf Champion: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Kelleys Slingshot 8Z Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Kelleys Midland 348 2Z Senior Bull Calf Champion: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Midland’s Delegate 52Y Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion: Robert & Linda Groom, Lyons, NY - Tullyfergus Attila 411 Intermediate Champion Bull: Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Sig 1103 Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull: Rich Brown, Port Byron, NY - Equity 221 EZ Going -Grand Champion Bull: Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Sig 1103 -Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Rich Brown, Port Byron, NY - Equity 221 EZ Going Finished Market Steer Class: Kelsey Librock, Gasport, NY - LL Baxter Black Pair of Calves Class: Excelsior Farms, Kent, NY Pair of Yearlings: Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY Produce of Dam: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY Get of Sire: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Kelleys Midland 348 Junior Get of Sire: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY - Kelleys Midland 348 Best Four Head: Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY Breeder Six Head: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY Best Two Head: Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY Premier Breeder: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY Premier Exhibitor: Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY Herdsman Award: Excelsior Farms, Kent, NY Grand Champion Heifer - Open Show

Reserve Champion Heifer - Open Show

Grand Champion Cow/Calf - Open /Youth Show


Show Report - 2012 New York State Fair Junior Angus Show Junior Heifer Calf: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Black Cap 120 Senior Heifer Calf: Jayne E. Bannister, Kent, NY - QVS Georgina 7481 Summer Yearling: Rylie J. Lear, Albion, NY - OGF Lady Ida 311 Junior Yearling: Elizabeth Luckman, Barker, NY - Kelleys Sara Bell 6015Y Senior Yearling: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 100 -Champion Heifer: Elizabeth Luckman, Barker, NY - Kelleys Sara Bell 6015Y -Reserve Champion Heifer: Jayne E. Bannister, Kent, NY - QVS Georgina 7481 -Champion Cow/Calf: Elizabeth Luckman, Barker, NY - Kelleys Oakleaf 618 904 -Reserve Champion Cow/Calf: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 904 Junior Prospect Calf: Katie Hopkins, Akron, NY - LLF CC87 Bosco 70

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf - Open Show

Grand Champion Bull - Open Show

Reserve Champion Bull - Open Show

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf - Youth Show

Champion Prospect Calf - Youth Show


BULLS FOR SALE

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Rally Cedar Ridge 212 REG #17206661 DOB 1/20/12 Calving ease bull! Combining the new outcross Genex bull Cedar Ridge, with the proven Lucy cow family.

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Rally Juneau 188 REG# 17208618 DOB 9/4/11 Calving ease bull! Outcross pedigree, add fresh, efficient genetics to your herd. Semen also available OCC Juneau 807J x MR Hydro 7105 x VDAR Lucys Boy Jesse M. Bontecou, Owner-Manager

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Deep ribbed, practical low birth weight, strong topped Montana bred bull, from a grass based program. Semen available through ORIgen Jesse Bontecou, Owner/Manager 1015 Shunpike, Millbrook, NY 12545 Allan Lawyer, Cattle Manager 845-797-4687 cell lawyera@optonline.net Chris Howard, Herdsman

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Tullyfergus Angus Tullyfergus D/D Just Right c. 3/7/03

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d. Katinka Gal 627 by Traveler 6807 s. Leachman Right Time co-owned with Rita Partee, Fleur de lis farms, Seneca Falls, NY.

We would like to thank all the buyers and bidders who attended our joint production sale on September 22nd, we sincerely appreciate your interest and support! Though now deceased, the influence of Just Right was in evidence throughout the offering including siring the top selling bull “Tullyfergus Beaufighter 0112” who sold to longtime repeat customer Gary Gordon for $4250. In addition he was the maternal grandsire of the second top selling bull “Tullyfergus Brady 391” to Sarah Kyburg for $2900. Another Just Right daughter produced the top indexing bull calf in the sale going to repeat customer Lee Cook. If you’d like to put some Just Right into your herd we have high quality semen available now for $25 / straw, volume discounts available. Call (315) 573-2569 if you would like further information or to order semen. Robert & Linda Groom, Tullyfergus Angus, 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd. Lyons, NY. 14489 315 573-2569 or robert@angus.us

Soundness + Docility + Maternal ability + Longevity = Profitability


100% Grass-fed Registered Angus Breeding Stock - Our mission is to provide bulls that sire Maternally Efficient, Long Lived Cows and Steers that consistently and uniformly produce the Best 100% Grass-fed Angus Beef Anywhere. Private Treaty Sales of Bulls every Spring. Steers sired by our bulls bring a premium from our Grass-fed Beef Customers. Ask us how to participate. WWW.BLACKQUEENANGUS.COM and WWW.SUSTAINABLEGENETICS.COM Black Queen Angus Farm, LLC P.O. Box 220 / 630 Green Hollow Road Berlin, NY 12022 blackqueenangus@yahoo.com Morgan, Rebekah, Gable, Graziella, and George Hartman Call Morgan at (518) 658-0718 or (413) 358-8435 mobile


Pinebank Waigroup 41/97 at 11 years of age. Truly Sustainable Genetics. All the bulls in the Sustainable Genetics lineup are out of Teen-age cows, cows that have made it under rigorous culling conditions through their maternal efficiency, phenomenal feet and legs, and pounds of beef weaned. Pictured above is Pinebank Waigroup 41/97, a bull that was never fed an ounce of grain, weighed 2700 pounds in working rig, and bred cows natural service under commercial conditions until his passing at 12.5 years of age. Truly Sustainable Genetics. www.sustainablegenetics.com Bill Hodge, Carrollton, GA (770) 605-6385 Morgan Hartman, Berlin, NY (413) 358-8435 info@sustainablegenetics.com

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Function: to perform; the normal or characteristic action of anything.

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Owned with Quality Angus, Bridgewater, SD This picture was taken 10/27/12 At nearly 17 years old, this cow is as sound & athletic as a 6 year old. Functional? We think so. Look for progeny sired by EXT, 5522, Basin Q Bar, Sitz Rainmaker 6169

Owned Sires - Semen Available Sinclair Prairie Chief 0G8 #16650251 Cole Creek Revival 100W #16453133 Thistledew 892 #16562292

McCumber Paxton 0108 #16696704 Cole Creek Full Bore 730 #16720408

AI Sires Cole Creek Black Cedar 46P

Feltons Meat Packer 62

At JSK we are “Focused on Function”! Our cow herd is a performance oriented, maternally efficient herd with a strong emphasis on fertile, good uddered, sound footed, structurally correct cattle that have bred in longevity and perform in a commercial environment. Give us a call to stop by anytime to talk cows.

JSK LIVESTOCK 160 Chestnut Ridge Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 Kading Family – Owners Jason Kading, Manager - 845-235-6331 kadingjsk@aol.com

“ Focused on Function” Function: to perform; the normal or characteristic action of anything.


Show Report - 2012 Big E/Eastern States Exposition Open Angus Show Judge: William Walther, OK

Grand Champion Heifer

Reserve Champion Heifer

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Bull

Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT - BRF Miss Abagail 377 Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Cathy 1206 Senior Heifer Calf Champion: Kelsey Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Cherry Knoll Blackbird 1195 Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion: Kinsey Jackson, Franklin, VT - Frontier Queen 931 Junior Female Champion: Laine Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Buchanans Erica N214 Reserve Junior Female Champion: Kyle Henderson, Hillsdale, NY - Garrets Forever Lady 163 Senior Female Champion: Kelsey Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Cherry Knoll Cheyenne 081 Reserve Senior Female Champion: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 1007 -Grand Champion Heifer: Laine Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Buchanans Erica N214 -Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: Kelsey Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Cherry Knoll Cheyenne 081 -Cow/Calf Champion: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT - BRF Miss Abagail -Reserve Cow/Calf Champion: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 904 Bull Calf Champion: Spring Hill Angus LLC, Derby, VT - Spring Hill Cedar 2112 Reserve Bull Calf Champion: Spring Hill Angus LLC, Derby, VT - Spring Hill Hoover 1212 Summer Senior Yearling Bull: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Sig 1103 Two Year Old Bull: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT - BRF Master Marty -Grand Champion Bull: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Sig 1103 -Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Spring Hill Angus LLC, Derby, VT - Spring Hill Cedar 2112 Champion Steer: Sydney Wilson, Nottingham, NH Reserve Champion Steer: Victoria Briggs, Sullivan, NH Produce of Dam: Kyle & Chris Henderson, Hillsdale, NY Best Pair Bred & Owned: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY Breeder’s Herd: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY Get of Sire: Scott Oeschger, Derby, VT Best Six Head: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT Premier Breeder: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT Premier Exhibitor: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT


Show Report - 2012 Big E/Eastern States Exposition Junior Angus Show -Champion Showman: Kelsey Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT -Reserve Champion Showman: Chris Henderson, Hillsdale, NY Spring Heifer Calf: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Cathy 1206 Junior Heifer Calf: Brittani Burke, South Windsor, CT - BRF Wendy Winter Heifer Calf: Kelsey Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Cherry Knoll Blackbird 1195 Senior Heifer Calf: Ethan Butterfield, Brownington, VT - Rally Miss Wix Spring Yearling Heifer: Laine Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Buchanans Erica N214 Junior Yearling Heifer: Chris Henderson, Hillsdale, NY - Garrets Forever Lady 162 Senior Yearling Heifer: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 1007 -Champion Heifer: Laine Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Buchanans Erica N214 -Reserve Champion Heifer: Kelsey Jurgilewicz, Norfolk, CT - Cherry Knoll Blackbird 1195 Junior Bull Calf: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Colt 1202 -Cow/Calf: Jocelyn Duncan, Otego, NY - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 904 Registered Steer Class: Victoria Briggs, Sullivan, NH - BRF Boo Chen

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COW POWER XL ~ SALE REPORT ~ www.CowPowerSale.com September 15, 2012 Hosted by Rally Farms, Millbrook, NY LOTS: 52 GROSS: 178,250 AVERAGE: $3033 21 Pairs Avg. $4036 6 Fall Bred Cows Avg. $3392 11 Bred Heifers Avg. $3032 6 Fall Heifers Avg. $2617 8 Open Heifers Avg. $2200 3 Embryos Lots Avg. $342 per embryo TOP PAIRS: Lot 29 - $5600 Heathcote Forever Lady 1840, a 1-26-10 daughter of Sinclair Rito Legacy 3R9, bred to Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536 Pre; and her 1-27-12 bull calf by Coleman Regis 904. Consigned by Heathcote Farm, Amenia, NY. Cow sold to Jay Roebuck, Turner, ME. Calf sold to Dustin Gibson, Valley Falls, NY. Lot 20 - $5550 Walbridge Primrose 708, a 2-24-07 daughter of Emulation N Bar 5522, bred to MCATL Pure Product 903-55; and her 1- 5-12 bull calf by Duff Basic Instinct 6501. Consigned by Walbridge Farm, Millbrook, NY. Cow sold to Upchurch Angus, Lineville, AL. Calf sold to Packard Cattle Co., Macedon, NY Lot 27 - $5500 Heathcote Rita 170A, a 4-11-10 daughter of Rito 6EM6 of 4L3 Emblazon, bred to Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536 Pre; and her 2-22-12 heifer calf by Kesslers Frontman R001. Consigned by Heathcote Farm. Cow and calf sold to Richard Coombe, Grahamsville, NY. Lot 3 - $5000 Rally Pride 7081, a 3-9-07 daughter of Gardens Matrix, bred to Cole Creek Full Bore 730; and her 1-28-12 bull calf by GDAR Game Day 449. Consigned by Rally Farms, Millbrook, NY. Cow sold to Kyle Gillooly, Wadley, GA. Calf sold to Frontier Genetics, Brownington, VT. TOP BRED HEIFER: Lot 32 - $4000 Heathcote Forever Lady 3061, a 2-14-11 daughter of Connealy Front Page 0228, bred to Soo Line Motive 9016. Consigned by Heathcote Farm. Sold to Jay Roebuck, Turner, ME. TOP FALL BRED FEMALE: Lot 46 - $4250 Heathcote Forever Lady 187A, a 9-8-10 daughter of OCC Anchor 771A, bred to HA Image Maker 0415. Consigned by Watchwind Farm & Connecticut Junior Republic, Winsted, CT. Sold to Dennis Breining, Arapahoe, NE TOP FALL HEIFER CALF: Lot 11 - $3000 Rally Lucy 190, a 9-4-11 daughter of Cole Creek Black Cedar 46P. Consigned by Rally Farms. Sold to Austin Woltemath, Kearney, NE. TOP SPRING HEIFER CALF: Lot 54 - $3200 DWS Beauty 202, a 1-1-12 daughter of SAV Bismarck 5662. Consigned by Salem Cross Farm, N Brookfield, MA. Sold to MMT Cattle, Fonda, NY. TOP BULL CALF: Lot 16B - $4300 Rally Destination 238, a 2-8-12 son of SydGen 928 Destination 5420. Consigned by Rally Farms. Sold to Spring Hill Angus, Orleans, VT and Gary Wall, Huntley, MT. TOP EMBRYOS: Lot 26 - $2000 4 Frozen Embryros ($500 per embryo), Plainview Lutton E102 x BHC Blackbird 6132. Consigned by Walbridge Farm. Sold to Riga View Farms, Salisbury, CT. Cattle sold in to 13 states Auctioneer: Col. Al Conover, Baxter, IA Sale Manager: Conover Auction Service, Baxter, IA


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Trowbridge Angus Annual Production Female Sale www.TrowbridgeFarms.com “The Family Affair” with Angus Hill Farm, At Ease Acres, Genetic Visions, Greenane Farm, Kelleys Stock Farm, Langus Farm, Mud Creek Angus, Penn State University, Shale Ridge Farm, Work Land & Cattle Co., & Windy Point Angus September 16, 2012 Ghent, NY 65 Lots Gross $357,600 Avg. $5,533 Top Cow Lot 1: Trowbridge Forever Lady 032, a 3/8/10 daughter of Sitz Rainmaker 9723, bred to AAR Ten X 7008 SA, sold one-half interest for $15,000 to Clear Choice Angus, Lemont Furnace, PA Top Bred Heifers Lot 9A: Trowbridge Sara 1304, a 3/2/11 Kesslers Frontman R001 daughter, bred to Connealy Confidence 0100, sold for $6,500 to James Holding Co., NY Lot 9B: Trowbridge Sara 1206, a 2/26/11 Kesslers Frontman R001 daughter, bred to Connealy Capitalist 028, sold for $6,500 to James Holding Co., NY Lot 4: Trowbridge Pure Pride 1324, a 3/23/11 Duff Jet Set 7122 daughter, bred to Connealy Capitalist 028, sold for $5,250 to Jay Roebuck, ME Lot 4B: Trowbridge Pure Pride 157, a 3/27/11 Trowbridge Crusader 614 daughter, bred to Connealy Confidence 0100, sold for $5,000 to Hidden Acres Angus, NY Top Spring Pairs Lot 37: Trowbridge At Ease Lady F02, a 1/4/10 SAV Pioneer 7301 daughter, bred to SAV Brilliance 8077, sold for $8,500 to James Holding Co., NY Lot 37A: Trowbridge Lady 202, a 1/1/12 GDAR Game Day 449 daughter, sold for $4,500 to McCracken Vu Farm, NY Lot 40: Mead Pride J216, a 1/23/10 SAV Bismarck 5682 daughter, bred to Connealy Consensus 7229, sold for $6,500 to Mud Creek Angus, NY Lot 40A: Trowbridge Pride 201, a 1/1/12 Kesslers Frontman R001 daughter, sold for $5,000 to Pat Smith & family, NY Lot 42: Trowbridge Boyd Sarah 922, a 2/22/09 GAR Predestined daughter, sold for $6,000 to Hidden Acres Angus, NY Lot 42A: Trowbridge Boyd Sarah 255, a 3/12/12 Thomas Powder River 9053 daughter, sold for $5,750 to JL Loss Farm NY

Top Fall Pair Lot 66 & A: Rita 8M20 of Rita 48P5 Pred, an 11/8/07 GAR Predestined daughter, with her baby heifer calf by Kesslers Frontman R001, sold for $6,000 to Hidden Acres Angus, NY


Angus Hill Farm ~ Sale Report ~ www.AngusHillFarm.com 8/18/12, Randolph, NY 55 Lots Gross $250,950 Avg. $4,565 High Selling Lots: Lot 7: Salyer Miss Lucy 62I, sold for $15,000 to K Bar D Partnership, NY Lot 9A: Angus Hill Pearl 593, sold for $10,000 to Hillhouse Angus, TX Lot 1A: Angus Hill Blackcap 620, sold for $8,750 to Hillhouse Angus, TX Lot 9: LWR’s Ambush WL2, sold for $7,500 to Haley Fairway Farms, TX Cattle sold all throughout NY, PA, & New England Sale Manager: American Angus Hall of Fame Auctioneer: Scott Crawford

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Stillwater Angus

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www.StillwaterAngus.com 9/14/12, Stillwater, NY 47 Lots Gross $231,650 Avg. $4,613 High selling lots: Lot 45: Garret Gal 2348, sold to Hidden Acres Ranch, Amsterdam NY, for $4500 Lot 3A: Stillwater Blackcap heifer pregnancy, sold to Hidden Acres Ranch, Amsterdam NY, for $4400 Lot 23: Garret Lucy 85BD, sold to William Biers, Coeymans Hollow, NY, for $3900 Lot 1: Garret's Lady 958, sold to JL Loss Farm, Lima NY, for $3900 Sale Manager: American Angus Hall of Fame Auctioneer: Scott Crawford

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Excelsior Farm Roger & Christine Bannister and Family, Kent, NY Situated on the Lake Ontario plain, Excelsior Farm is owned by Roger and Christine Bannister. It was established in 1985 when Roger and Christine purchased the family farm from Roger’s parents. The farm consists of 150 acres and is a combined fruit and beef cattle farm. Ten varieties of apples and peaches are grown. The farm is also home to thirty commercial cows. Many of the cows trace back to Simmental, Charolais, and Angus cross-bred cows developed by Roger’s father, Roy Bannister. During his tenure at the farm, Roy frequently had the top pen of five cattle in the New York State Beef Cattlemen sponsored auctions. Foundation Angus cows have also been added over the years. Desiring to improve calving ease and carcass quality, Roger and Christine made the switch to Angus herd sires about 15 years ago. Their current herd sire is HPCA Predestined 878. He is a son of GAR Predestined from a daughter of Bon View New Design 1407. He is one of the highest marbling bulls currently in service in the country: +1.51 Marb, +.61 RE, +50.71 $G, and +79.23 $B. Excelsior Farm is very much a family farm. Roger and Christine’s five children – Rachel, Robert, Ethan, Emily and Jayne – have all been actively involved in the farm. They have had responsibilities in various areas of the farm. All the children have shown cattle at the Orleans County Fair. In the last few years the youngest girls have expanded their involvement in the show ring to the State and National level. Their interest has prompted the purchase of purebred Angus heifers. At the 2012 New York State Fair, Jayne and Emily Bannister exhibited the Champion and Reserve Champion Sr. Heifer Calf Champions, respectively. Jayne’s heifer, QVS Georgina 7481 was also named Grand Champion female. The Bannister family appreciates the advice and encouragement they have received from the NY State Angus community. Visitors are always welcome at Excelsior Farms.


How do you manage your pastures for the winter? By Morgan Hartman Now that we’ve had a number of hard or killing frosts here in NY State, grass growth for the year is all but done. How do your pastures look? What are your plans for spring turnout? What are feeding costs going to look like in the coming months? Of course, the answers to all these questions are predicated on the management goals of a given farm. For those of us who use Holistic Management principles in our decision making process for our farm businesses, these questions get answered on paper some time in the winter months of the year prior to our seeing the results on the ground. In other words, we plan ahead as far as possible and we keep our pencils as sharp as they can be while also taking into account two other bottom lines besides the financial one that is obvious to most of us. Let’s look at the winter pasture management question. What was the past growing season like? What shape were our pastures left in at the end of that growing season? Will we be calving on pasture in April/May or in the barn in Jan/Feb? What are our soils like on the farm? Do we feed grain and concentrates or are we 100% grass-fed? Given that most of New York State was below average for rainfall last year and the western portions of the state got hit with an army worm infestation, many pastures were left in very bad shape for the fall/winter feeding period. One rule of thumb we grass-fed producers use is that for every inch of leaf height above ground there is likely an equal amount of root depth below ground. And deep, well stocked root systems are really what we are managing in a pasture. The greater the root reserves in an acre of forage, the greater the regrowth will be in post harvest pastures. Think of your cattle as your harvester/fertilizer-seed spreaders on legs. As cattle go into a sward of grass that is somewhere between boot stage and flag stage you will note they tend to cream off the highest leaves first. These leaves contain the highest amounts of carbohydrates and proteins in the plant, aside from the roots. Of course the regrowth will be best in those pastures that are grazed to a height of about two to four inches, depending on the species composition of the sward, and then allowed to regrow to somewhere between that boot and flag stage again. What about winter time? There isn’t any regrowth on those plants. The winter pastures that I stockpile receive their last grazing sometime in August typically and I’ll take them just a little shorter than I might otherwise, say to an average height of 2”. Then I’ll lay off those pastures for at least 90 days. After about 30 days of that 90 day rest period I like to start setting out my round bales in a checkerboard pattern, spaced about 20 feet on center. The pasture continues to grow between the bales, and in a year like this one, with a moderately wet fall with warm days and nights, the cool season forages do quite well in their regrowth. Once my winter feeding period hits, and I strive for January first as my start date, though I haven’t gotten there yet, I turn my cattle into these stockpiled pastures to bale-graze. Typically the forages on the ground get eaten first, but since they are high in protein the cattle do tend to hit the bales too. This allows for the animals to balance their dry matter and protein needs really well and they typically fatten on these offerings. This is good, because later in the winter they will lose some weight, and that’s okay. I typically use polytwine on reels with step-in posts to partition my pastures. Though snow can be tough on polytwine, it works well most of the time. As the cattle move into new offerings of hay bales and stockpiled forage, they have beds of residual hay left behind them to lay on. The manure buildup on these beds and around them is fantastic for building soil fertility and tilth. What about the overgrazed forages? When the plants in these pastures are no longer growing and are dormant, they can’t really be overgrazed. The sleeping root systems under ground are loaded with all the energy and nutrients they will need to start off well in the spring. The plants went into dormancy in good shape because their roots are in good shape. The same principle applies to our cattle. It is easier to keep flesh on them than to feed it onto them in the winter. And not only is it easier, it’s a heck of a lot less expensive. For more information on this type of winter management I encourage you to attend the 5th Annual Winter Greenup Grazing Conference in Latham, NY at the Century House on January 25th and 26th of 2013. For more


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The Gannons of Parkview Farm It was family tradition to the max for the Gannons of Parkview Farm in Stillwater at the annual beef cattle show at the Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa last week. The Gannon boys . . . brothers John,10, James , 8 and Jay, 5, the children of Bob and Jen Gannon, and their cousin Lane Gannon, 13, son of Tom and Robin Gannon . . . are fifth generation 4-H members, and the fourth generation of their family to prepare and show their projects at the county fair. Cousin Max Lee,12, son of Bob and Mary Alice Gannon Lee, who, although he does not show animals yet, helps with the care, feeding and fitting of the cattle. And show them the boys did. Presenting their eight head of purebred Hereford and Black Angus cattle, each of the boys received blue ribbons for showmanship in the 4-H competition, with John being awarded the Fitting and Showmanship Champion trophy. The boys are all members of the Sharp and Spicy 4-H Club of the Town of Saratoga under the leadership of Pam Hall. The honors earned by John at this year’s county fair included Grand Champion cow and calf of all breeds (assisted by brother Jay who showed the calf); Junior Yearling Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Hereford; Grand Champion Hereford bull and Junior Champion bull ; and the second place winner in heavyweight market steer. Lane showed his Senior Yearling Champion and Grand Champion Black Angus, and also had the Grand Champion heavy weight market steer and Champion heavyweight market steer. James took honors with his Grand Champion Black Angus and Junior Champion Black Angus and also showed the Reserve Champion lightweight market steer and Champion lightweight market steer. Grandparents JP and Joan Gannon have owned Parkview Farm since 1965, but both came from farm families. JP tells us his grandfather, James Gannon moved from Willard Mountain to Wilbur’s Basin many years ago where he ran a store on the old Champlain Canal and had horses and mules to pull the canal boats. He also started the first 4-H club in Saratoga County. Several of his young charges kept flocks of sheep as their projects and those sheep provided the young men with the means to get a college education. For the Gannons, farming has always been a family affair. JP’s dad, John Gannon, had a dairy farm in Stillwater, and JP grew up showing dairy cattle and horses. Joan also showed horses. Their own children followed in their footsteps as well. Sons Tom and Bob have farms adjacent to their parents’ farm, so it was pretty much a given that the next generation of the family would be involved in farming, too. Today the Gannons have 150 head of beef cattle on their 200 acres, and every summer they must meet the challenge of putting up 15,000 square bales of hay as well as 1000 round bales to feed that substantial herd.


Farming is a 24/7 way of life, but the Gannons’ days in the show ring were pretty much a thing of the past until grandson John, at the age of 9, expressed an interest in hitting the show ring last summer. And of course, Grandpa said yes! “If it wasn’t for the kids,” says JP of showing cattle, “I wouldn’t be doing this.” Some new show stock was added to the Gannon herd and JP began to school his grandson in how it’s done. Although the primary breed on the farm has for years been the popular Black Angus, they purchased some purebred Herefords for John to show. When Lane and James also expressed an interest in showing cattle this year, some top notch Angus were added, mainly, JP says, so the boys wouldn’t have to compete against each other. At their tender ages, the boys soon learned that along with preparing quality cattle for showing comes a whole lot of work that must be done before you garner the glory. These young boys have been more than willing to put in the hours. The show cattle are kept indoors in the daytime to keep their coats fine and to protect the hair from fading in the sunlight, but at night they are let out to run around and scuffle with each other. Then they must be brought back inside early in the morning. Fans inside the barn keep the animals cool on hot days. They do have a special diet so they maintain optimum weight during the show season, and John says they must be washed or at least hosed down several times a week, not only to keep their coats in excellent condition but also to keep them used to being handled. There is feeding and watering to be done and pens to be kept clean, and all of the boys put in several hours every day of the week all year round to get the work done. The boys are responsible for checking fence lines to keep all of the cattle on the farm confined to their pastures. This summer, John has begun driving the big John Deere diesel tractor to ted the hay in the fields to get it ready to be baled. Even though the frequent cleaning, brushing, leading, posing and handling keep the show cattle docile, they are still big, strong animals being worked by not-so-big boys. JP pointed out that Franklin, the five-month-old calf that five-year-old Jay took into the show ring at Ballston spa outweighs him by more than 600 pounds! Yet Jay handled him like a pro. This past May, JP and John trekked to Massachusetts with John’s registered Hereford, Sunrise, to compete in the Big East youth cattle show. This event attracts youngsters from across the nation, with 250 head of top-notch purebred show cattle competing in the ring. John was in awe, JP says, but he was poised in the ring and his hard work of getting Sunrise ready for the show paid off when she took second place in her class. John, James and Jay are all students at Stillwater Central School, while Lane goes to Saratoga Central Catholic School in Saratoga Springs and Max attends Maple Avenue School. The boys all love sports and work almost as hard at football, basketball and baseball as they do at showing cattle, having already learned a valuable life lesson . . . there’s a whole lot of work that must be done before you garner the glory . By: Sandy McBride Samsatook@aol.com originally published in The Express weekly


Show Report - 2012 Fall Festival/Coby Classic 81 Juniors and 154 Cattle entries

Supreme Showman

Showmanship Champion Pee Wee: Witt Bates Reserve Champion Pee Wee: Olivia Adams Junior Champion: Anna King Reserve Junior Champion: McKenzie McLarnon Intermediate Champion: Jayne Bannister Reserve Intermediate Champion: Jala Murphy Senior Champion: Laine Jurgilewicz Reserve Senior Champion: Nick Britt -Supreme Showman: Nick Britt -Reserve Supreme Showman: Laine Jurgilewicz Junior Show Grand Champion Prospect Calf: Shelby Kelkenberg Reserve Champion Prospect Calf: Lizzy Luckman

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Supreme Champion Heifer

Junior Heifer Calf Angus: Jocelyn Duncan - Shale Ridge Blackcap 1205 Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Angus: Jocelyn Duncan - Shale Ridge Cathy 1206 Senior Heifer Calf Angus: Kelsey Jurgilewicz - Cherry Knoll Blackbird 11095 Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Angus: Jayne Bannister - QVS Georgina Z481 Junior Intermediate Heifer Angus: Lillian Johnson - JK Lisa of Wayside 1102 Reserve Junior Intermediate Heifer Angus: Katie Joyce - Hutchison Farm Jenga Junior Yearling Heifer: Laine Jurgilewicz - Buchanans Erica N214 Reserve Junior Yearling Heifer: Lizzy Luckman - Kelleys Sara Bell 601 5Y Senior Yearling Heifer: Jocelyn Duncan - Shale Ridge Pride Lucy 1007 Grand Champion Angus Heifer: Laine Jurgilewicz - Buchanans Erica N214 -Reserve Champion Angus Heifer: Kelsey Jurgilewicz - Cherry Knoll Blackbird 11095 Grand Champion Cow/Calf Angus: Tyler Pallokat - Sweetwater Georgina 63X Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Angus (Red): Katie Joyce - Joyce Farm Baby Ruth Grand Champion Commercial Heifer: Libby Kelkenberg Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Heifer: Witt Bates Grand Champion Commercial Cow/Calf: Lorren Potter

Reserve Champion Angus Heifer

-Supreme Champion Cow/Calf: Tyler Pallokat Reserve Supreme Champion Cow/Calf: Jacob Wheeler -Supreme Champion Heifer: Laine Jurgilewicz Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer: Jala Murphy -Lester Hay Memorial Award - Grand Champion Bred & Owned: Jocelyn Duncan - Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned: Jala Murphy


Show Report - 2012 Fall Festival/Coby Classic Matt Tweedie Sportsmanship Award: Jala Murphy Challenge Meat Identification Seniors Stephanie Bertrand, Max Peterson, John Bertrand, Tristan Paterson, Nick Brit Intermediate Jayne Bannister,Tyler Pallokat, Jesse Cressy, Natalie Strub, Libby Kelkenberg Juniors Corrin Sacilowski, Donovan Allis, Tracer Howland, Katie Hill, Anna King Pee Wee Garret Stocks, Cael Howland, Witt Bates, Olivia Adams, Anthony Adams Practical Quiz Seniors Troy Longenecker, Nick Brit, Tristan Peterson, Max Peterson, Stephanie Bertrand Intermediate Jayne Bannister, Megan Andersen, Dalton Gerhardt, Tyler Ward, Katie Hill Juniors Corrin Sacilowski, Tracer Howland, Seth Kelso, Tucker Giles, Nicole Sacilowski Pee Wee Olivia Adams, Witt Bates, Garret Stocks, Anthony Adams, Thornton Allis

Supreme Champion Cow/Calf

Grand Champion Bred & Owned

Judging Seniors: Stephanie Bertrand, Justin Harmon, Troy Longenecker, Nick Brit, John Bertrand Intermediate: Lizzy Luckman, Brenden Schubert, Shelby Kelkenberg, Dalton Gerhardt, Natalie Strub Juniors: John Cressy, Jocelyn Duncan, Corrin Sacilowski, Nathan Hay, Brianna Jones Pee Wee: Witt Bates, Cael Howland, Alysia Williams, Thornton Allis, Garrett Stocks Team Marketing Seniors: 1-Nick Brit, Shelby Kelkenberg, Troy Longenecker 2-Tristan Peterson, Max Peterson, Sarah Osborn Intermediate: 1-Jayne Bannister, Jala Murphy, Megan Andersen 2-Jesse Cressy, Tom Orlowski, Breden Schubert Juniors: 1-Brianna Jones, Jocelyn Duncan, Elizabeth LeClaire, Makenzie McLornon 2-Nathan Hay, James Hicks, Gunner Giles Pee Wee: 1-Cael Howland, Garret Stocks, Thornton Allis 2-Olivia Adams, Anthony Adams, Witt Bates Team Fitting 1- Nick Brit, Anthony Adams, Libby Lelkenberg 2- Shelby Kelkenberg, Troy Longenencker, Olivia Adams 3- Gunner Giles, Kris Hicks, AJ Stahowski OVERALL Senior: 1-Troy Longenecker, 2-Nick Brit Intermediate: 1-Jayne Bannister, 2-Jala Murphy Junior: 1-Corrin Sacilowski, 2-Tracer Howland Pee Wee: 1-Garret Stocks, 2-Witt Bates


~ In Remembrance ~ Wilson Mitchell Wilson S. Mitchell Jr., age 94, of Benjamin Road, Union Springs, NY, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at home. Born March 2, 1918, at home, he was a son of the late Wilson S. Mitchell Sr. and Anna Bradley Mitchell. Wilson was a 1941 graduate of Cornell University and had worked as the head herdsman on a large dairy farm in Delaware before teaching agriculture at King Ferry Central School. He returned to the family dairy farm in 1949 and in 1968 changed to raising purebred Angus cattle. His wife of 58 years, the former Elizabeth Lewis, passed away in 2000. They were lifelong residents of Scipioville. Wilson is survived by his sons, William M. (Ruth Ann) Mitchell of Chalfont, PA, Wilson E. (Sandra) Mitchell of Waterloo, NY, and Lewis E. (Nobu) Mitchell of Havlock, NC; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Bradley Mitchell of Aurora, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins. ======================================================================= =======================================================================

Erwin TenEyck Erwin R. TenEyck, 88, of 1908 County House Road, Waterloo, NY, died Friday (November 2, 2012) unexpectedly at his home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Seneca Ambulance, 1645 North Rd., Waterloo, 13165; Fayette Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 21, Fayette, 13065; or to the Waterloo Sportsmen's Club, P.O. Box 269, Waterloo, 13165. Erwin was born April 11, 1924 in Rossie, the son of Clarence and Ella May Stowell TenEyck. He owned and operated Erwindale Farms and milked registered Holsteins until 1988. He continued to farm and in 1990 he purchased his first red Angus beef cattle. He was a cattle trucker for many years. He also was a school bus driver for Waterloo Central School District. Erwin was a member of the NY Holstein Association for 66 years. He was a life member of the Waterloo Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau, the NY Angus Association, the NY Red Angus Association, the NY Simmental Association, the NY Beef Producers, the Mason-Dixon Red Angus Association and the Red Angus Association of America. He was a life member of the Hector Grazing Association. He was also a former member of the Seneca County Agricultural Society. Erwin was an avid bowler, euchre player, and NY Yankees fan. He loved the time he spent camping and


vacationing in Florida with his family. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ellen Poormon TenEyck; one son, Jason (Rebecca, D.V.M.) TenEyck of Waterloo; one daughter, Jennifer (Randal) Gardner of Cayuga; two grandsons, Ty Randal and Troy Erwin Gardner; one brother, Wallace (Barbara) TenEyck of Waterloo; four sisters, Erdine Spencer, Maralene Healy of Rochester, M. Eileen (Irving) Buchholtz of Waterloo and Joan (William) Savage of Aurora, Colo.; father-in-law, Leroy Poormon of Waterloo; brother-in-law, Michael (Arlene) Poormon of Waterloo; sisters-in-law, Patricia (LeRoy) Yates of North Rose, Lorraine TenEyck of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Rose Patella of Seneca Falls; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and the extended Poormon family. He was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Donald, and Earl TenEyck; and two sisters, Katherine Hayes and Gwendolyn Peck. ======================================================================= =======================================================================

Ken White Kenneth V. White, 65, of Stauber Road, Groton, NY, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at University Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. White was born Aug. 10, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, and had been a Summerhill resident since 1978. Ken had been employed as the fertilizer plant manager for Phelps Supply Inc. in Owasco for the past year and a half, and for it's predecessor, Hewitt Bros. Inc., for 23 years prior. For the past 40 years, Ken has assisted his wife, Jeanne, in operating Simme Valley, where they have raised registered Simmental beef cattle. Their prized cattle earned them "Premier Breeder" award at the 2012 New York State Fair, and also at the Keystone Int'l Livestock Expo. Ken was a member and past president of the NY Simmental Assoc., where he was currently serving on the Board of Directors, and was also a member of the NY Beef Producers Assoc. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife as well. Surviving, are his wife of 43 years, Jeanne (Dumas) White, his daughter, Michelle Bennett (Randy) of Vermont, two grandsons, Cody and Cory Bennett, his mother, Mary L. Adams of Overland Park, Kansas, step-mother, Shirley White of Summerhill, two brothers, Wayne (Sandy) of Kansas and James (Connie) of OK, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Alvin V. White in 2012. The family requests no flowers, but to instead consider a contribution to the NY Jr. Beef Producers Assoc. (NYJPBA), 3013 Hardscrabble Rd, Erieville, NY 13061, or to the NY Jr. Simmental Assoc., 1256 County Route 68, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057.


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NY Angus Newsletter - Fall 2012  

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