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Angus Angles August, 2012 Volume 7 – No. 2

Official Publication New York Angus Association

Special Summer Sale Issue


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

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

Angus Angles

year by the NY Angus Association, in an 8.5 x 11 magazine format. It is edited and produced by Connie Kelley & Mike Shanahan. Cattle advertisements will be limited to the majority promotion of Angus genetics. Copy for the next issue is due 9/1/12. Subscription Rate NYAA Members Free Non-Members $15.00 annually Regular Issue Advertising Rates Full Page $115.00 1/2 Page $75.00 1/4 Page $45.00 Business Card $25.00 Contract Rates Available To Place advertising contact: Mike Shanahan - 518-598-8869 mike@cattlepromotions.com For news & editorial content contact: Connie Kelley - 315-245-1343 ckelley3@twcny.rr.com

Upcoming Angus Events Angus Hill Production Sale New York State Fair Angus Shows Beef Day & Supreme Beef Female Show Supreme Beef Show Reception Sponsored by NY Angus Association Stillwater Angus Sale Cow Power XL Sale Trowbridge Family Affair Sale Joint Production Sale Tullyfergus/McCracken/Fleur-de-lis Final Call Calf Sale & WBB Open House The Big E Angus Shows Ohio Beef Tour Contact Mike Baker - 607-255-5923 for details October 3-7

Coby Classic Sale & NYJBPA Fall Festival Coby Classic Show Calf & Heifer Sale New England Angus Cattlemen’s Field Day Lake View Cattle Dispersal Sale American Angus Annual Meeting Trowbridge Customer Preconditioned Feeder Calf Sale Trowbridge Invitational Angus Sale NY Beef Producers’ Annual Meeting & Winter Conference


President’s Perspective ONE MILLION VIEWS TO ANGUS Wondering if anyone is watching us? Well, the answer is yes. Recently  the  American  Angus  Association’s  YouTube  channel  reached  a   milestone of one million all-time views. Thus showing that we are doing a much better job of marketing our cattle and we have all broadened our horizons on how we buy, sell, merchandise, and learn about our industry. So congratulations to all of us breeders and producers all across NY and the  Northeast  on  “flowing  with  the  future”!   Starting with this newsletter, we have a new team working on this project now. Thanks to Robert Groom for handling the newsletter over the past couple of years. Connie Kelley and myself will be working together on this. •  Connie  in  charge  of  most  everything   •  I  will  be  in  charge  of  ad  sales   This issue is a special issue to the entire Northeast, all Angus breeders. Other issues we will have throughout the year will be published: •  1/1,  4/1,  6/15,  *8/1  SPECIAL  ISSUE*,  10/1;;  Watch  for  the  deadlines  for  each  of  these  issues. Our membership drive has grown our association tremendously over the past two months! This is great, so we can have more folks involved and listed in our directory for your reference. On that subject, our 2012- 2013 Membership Directory will be out any time now. This is our largest directory ever and with the most involvement from our membership and surrounding ag businesses, so thanks to all. No matter what you hear, no matter what our moisture situation is, times are still very good in this business and there is a strong demand for Angus cattle, especially in the Northeast. 2012 has marked one of our biggest successes for the NY Angus Sale, averaging $2,773. This success happens by working together to make it happen. Any questions on the 2013 sale, or if you would like to be involved, the sale is open to all, so please contact me. Thanks, PS Want a visit to your farm from a NY Angus Association rep? Contact us.

President & Ad Sales 518-598-8869 mike@cattlepromotions.com

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Angus cattle are carefully selected from reputable ranches   and   family   farms   in   America’s   heartland. These producers are dedicated to bringing  the  very  best,  natural  beef  to  your  family’s   table. These ranchers commit to a never, ever policy, raising cattle without antibiotics or added hormones. And cattle are fed a strictly vegetarian diet. Not only does Certified Angus Beef ® brand Natural meet the brand's standards for all-natural beef,   it   also   meets   the   brand’s   marbling   standards   and 10 specifications for flavor and quality. These standards – paired with a never, ever commitment – ensure consumers always enjoy premium beef with the wholesome   goodness   of   the   brand’s   Natural products. From the farm to the grocery aisle, Certified Angus Beef ® brand Natural achieves the highest quality standards, ensuring every bite is abundantly flavorful, incredibly juicy and naturally tender. As a nonprofit   organization,   our   company’s   mission is simple: Provide superior beef quality through our network of world-class farmers and ranchers. We’re   the   first   Angus   brand   and   the   only   brand   owned by the American Angus Association ®– the organization representing nearly 30,000 of America’s  Angus  ranchers  and  their  families.

given antibiotics. Cattle handling and feeding guidelines are carefully monitored and strictly enforced. Producers ensure antibiotics are never used.

given hormones. Producers ensure cattle are never given hormones to increase growth or feed efficiency.

THANKS FOR READING PAUL P.S.WHEN I WAS YOUNG - MOUSE- MEANT A RODENT AND MOUSE PAD WAS A SPOT WHERE ALL THE LITTLE BUGGERS HUNG OUT

anything but a vegetarian diet. Cattle enjoy a vegetarian diet of top-quality grains, forages and essential nutrients.

 Cattle are traceable to place of birth.  Beef is minimally processed, without artificial or added ingredients.


Notice:

Worth Noting… Special feature in  Angus  Angles… What’s   going   on   at   your   farm?     Have   you   attended any shows, made any special sales or found  a  better  way  to  work  your  cattle?    Here’s  your   opportunity to share your achievements, helpful tips or other farm information with other breeders. Just send in your news, pictures, and / or ideas to: ckelley3@twcny.rr.com

Check It  Out… Look for great Angus info and happenings on our website, www.NY-Angus.com as well as the electronic version of the newsletter.

Cattlemen’s Field Day… The New England Angus Association will sponsor   a   Cattlemen’s   Field   Day   on   October   20,   2012. Blackbird Farm, Smithfield, Rhode Island will host the event. To RSVP or for more details contact AnnMarie Bouthillette 401-578-3959 or blackbirdfarm122@yahoo .com.

Nominations Requested… If you are interested in hosting the New York State Sale at your farm in May, 2013, now is the time to make plans. Nominations must be sent to Mike Shanahan by September 1, 2012 so the NYAA Board of Directors can meet and decide on the host site. For a list of host farm expectations and duties contact Mike or visit our website at www.NY-Angus.com.

Animal Care Training The Animal Care Training website in collaboration of BQA and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners will be featuring a new training offering on the front page of the website each week or two. A lecture from the AABP annual convention and a BQA module will be featured. If you go to www.animalcaretraining.org, you will see the free offerings on the right hand side of the web page. Currently, handling heat stress in cattle from AABP and drug residue avoidance from BQA are featured. This is a great time for people to test drive the offerings.

Board Action in Connection with Carrier Females and All Potential Carriers of AM, NH and CA Born After January 1, 2012, June 15, 2012 and October 5, 2013, respectively. At its meeting on June 7, 2012, the Board addressed continuing breeder concerns over two primary issues, both of which relate to the Association’s genetic   defect   policies   for   AM,   NH   and CA. First, some members have expressed the opinion   that   the   “sunset”   provisions   currently   in place on AM (January 1, 2012), NH (June 15, 2012) and CA (October 5, 2013) be lifted and that carrier females be allowed electronic, nontransferable registration privileges, thus freeing the way for them to register tested progeny proven to be non-carriers. Second, other members (including those raising the issue above) have expressed concern that some breeders continue to register and sell potential carriers who have not been tested. While a number of members have already acted   on   the   “sunset”   provisions   when   they   were announced and while many members have tested all of their potential carriers, the Board nevertheless decided to direct the staff of the Association to explore the feasibility and the pros and cons of establishing a class of animals whose registration certificates would be electronically stored and unavailable for transfer. Such a class would include carrier females and all potential carriers of these three defects. The staff is to report back to the Board at its fall meeting.

Supreme Female Show at the Great New York State Fair The coveted title of New York Supreme Champion Female will be awarded on Beef Day, August 28th at the New York State Fair. Entries for this special NYBPA sponsored show must qualify at a county, regional or special junior show by being judged the best beef female across all breeds. A panel of judges will individually place the entries. The ballots will then be combined and the entry receiving the highest composite votes will be declared the winner. The owner of the animal being tapped as Supreme Champion will be awarded a grand prize of $1000, donated by Purina Feeds. Following the show, which will start at 4:00 P.M., the New York Angus Association will host a reception for exhibitors and those attending the show. Light refreshments will be served. If you are planning to attend the fair this year, why not plan your outing for August 28th and join us for this great event.


Junior Angus Journal L to R: Jocelyn Duncan, Emily Bannister, Jayne Bannister. 2012 NJAS, Louisville, KY.

On July 15-21, three New York Juniors went to Louisville, Kentucky for the National Junior Angus Show. Jocelyn Duncan, Emily Bannister, and Jayne Bannister made the trip to KY with 5 animals. Besides the cattle show, the girls also participated in multiple contests, such as judging, photography, extemporaneous speaking, quiz bowl, and the Certified Angus Beef cook-off. Jocelyn received 3rd place and Honorable Mention with two of her photographs. Emily was our representative in the Showmanship contest, a competition that can only be done once, and received Honorable Mention. Emily was also NY’s voting delegate at the National Junior Angus convention. The final highlight of the six day event was receiving first place in herdsmanship for under-15 head of cattle. The girls had a great time exhibiting their cattle, participating in contests, and meeting other juniors who share their passion for Angus cattle. Thank you to the NY Angus Association for your support.

5th Anniversary Winter Green-up Grazing Conference The dates and speakers are set for the 2013 Winter Green-up Grazing Conference (our Fifth Anniversary) and there is no time to lose in getting registered for what is bound to be another fantastic event. Once again CCE Albany County and Black Queen Angus Farm are hosting the Winter Green-up at The Century House in Latham, NY on the last weekend of January, 2013. This year the dates are January 25 and 26. We have a terrific lineup of informed and informative, experienced practitioner/speakers: Well known among grazing circles for his workshops and writings published in The Stockman Grassfarmer is Steve Kenyon, a Holistic Management Educator/practitioner from Saskatchewan, Canada. Steve will discuss, in two separate sessions, the business and the practice of custom grazing cattle for profit. Additionally, Steve will touch upon Winter Management techniques that will have direct application to those of us in the cold Northeast. For instance, Steve’s model of a low-cost frost-free watering system will be discussed Jerry Brunetti, one of the original organizers of the PASA conference and founder of Agri-Dynamics, a dairy nutritionist and an expert in human nutrition too, is going to discuss these two intimately related topics of animal and human health. If we are what we eat, then we are what our animals eat. The more diverse the plants available to our dairy, beef, and small ruminant animals, the healthier they are and by extension the more healthy we can be by only consuming those grazed/grass-fed animals or their dairy products. Jerry will explain in amazing but accessible detail how these plant/animal/human interactions have direct and measurable impact on our health.


Jeremy Engh owns and runs Lakota Ranch in Virginia as well as running the Lakota Bull Test, an allforage/grazing test for beef breed bulls. While Jeremy is a Red Devon breeder and grass-finisher, the Lakota Bull Test accepts bulls from all beef breeds and measures their performance in contemporary groups, while also conducting Breeding Soundness Exams and other pertinent pre-breeding season data collection. Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh, who own and operate Dharma Lea Farm in Sharon Springs, NY will discuss their approach to animal production on their Certified Organic, 100% grass-fed farm where they produce grass-fed beef along side their year round grass-fed dairy. The mixed breed dairy currently centers around a single Milk-Devon bull, but has standout cows of other breeds as well. According to Paul and Phyllis the breeding program adopted and the management for optimum animal development before going into the milking string are the primary objectives that lead to the healthiest, happiest cows which in turn have the longest, best productive lives. Dr. tatiana Stanton, NY State’s Small Ruminant Specialist will talk about her initial research into applied pasture lambing and how the results compare to jug lambing. Her previous work with the Goats in the Woods Project has helped pave the way for the growing exploration and research into Silvopasturing here in the Northeast. Tatiana will talk about these and other matters relating specifically to the pasture rearing and finishing of goats and sheep. Once again The Winter Green-up Grazing Conference organizers are proud to announce the affordability of this conference relative to comparable conferences in other parts of the country. In order to keep the conference affordable to our farmer attendees, we receive grant money from the NY GLCI, the Hudson Mohawk RCD Council, NE SARE, and we bring in vendors ranging from fencing installers to solar panel installers to lending institutions to supplement purveyors. For more information about the Fifth Anniversary Winter Green-up Grazing Conference, please contact Gale Kohler at CCE Albany County by phone at (518) 765-3500 or gek4@cornell.edu. You can also reach Morgan Hartman at blackqueenangus@yahoo.com.

NOMINATIONS REQUESTED!!

Send us your e-mail address! We will add you to If you are interested in hosting the New York Angus Sale our list for FREE and enter in May 2013, now is the time to make plans. NOMINA- you in a contest to win a gift TIONS MUST BE SENT TO MIKE SHANAHAN BY certificate to Applebees 9/15/12. The New York Angus board of Restaurant! Visit directors will meet after that and decide on the host site. www.NY-Angus.com or e-mail For a list of host farm expectations and duties, please mike@cattlepromotions. contact Mike com Shanahan at 518-598-8869 mike@cattlepromotions.com and mention the contest!

and also visit our website www.NY-Angus.com where host farm expectations will be posted.


Heat  Stress… the Rest of the Story By Jerry Bertoldo The  weather  has  been  on  everyone’s  mind  and   in our conversations since spring – from endless rains to now parching sun and heat. Not designed for the heat Cows are biological factories with a heat generating rumen as part of their powerhouse. In one day, they give off the same heat as a 1500 watt electric hair dryer running for one hour. Cows have limited ability to sweat. Their surface area is small compared to the body mass. Radiating excess heat is not very efficient. Much heat loss must occur through breathing. Cows have a need to dump extra body heat when ambient temperatures exceed 68ºF. High humidity makes it tougher. We most easily see the evidence of this overheating in decreased dry matter intake and lower milk production. Panting increases standing time and crowding develops as the situation worsens. Heat stress with consequences occurs in cattle when body temperatures exceed 103º, respirations are more than 80/minute, feed intake drops more than 10–15%, and milk production decreases the same. The efficiency of energy utilization for milk production may drop 30–50% as well. Immediate and delayed consequences The effects of heat stress are more numerous than those previous observations. Body temperatures over 103ºF for several hours are lethal to embryos and reduce the effects of vaccinations. Birth weights are lower when the calf is carried through the last trimester in hot conditions and colostrum quality is lower. Body condition is harder to maintain. Laminitis is more common after hot weather. Ketotic cows have reduced fertility two months after the episode. Immune function suffers after heat stress resulting in more mastitis, retained placentas and metritis. Laminitis is a big dollar issue Cattle trend towards erratic eating patterns and less cud chewing during heat stress. This leads to lower saliva production and rumen pH. Drooling of bicarbonate rich saliva during extreme heat wastes this buffer when it is needed the most. Panting contributes to the acidosis picture by lowering blood pH. Higher rumen acidity ulcerates the rumen lining opening a way for harmful toxins and bacteria to enter the bloodstream and promote the release of powerful chemicals that inflame the soft tissues inside the hoof. This is how chemically induced laminitis happens. The result is at first the bruised appearance of sole followed by white line

and heel separations, sole ulcers, and abscesses. Eventually the fever rings and misshapen hoof walls become apparent. From as purely mechanical point of view, it is fairly common to see laminitis after cows have experienced long periods of standing versus lying down compared to the ideal 12 hours plus off their feet. Overcrowding is often the cause. This occurs in all weather conditions; however the severity of the situation is much more dramatic when putting the metabolic changes of heat stress on top. The signs of laminitis start with stiffness in gait and evolve to more dramatic lameness. Telltale signs of sole discoloration take up to two months to show, matching the growth rate and thickness of the sole layer. Continued insult to the sensitive areas in the hoof compound the problem. These cows become difficult to keep sound. Silent time bombs The entry of bacteria into the bloodstream through the  “burnt”  rumen  wall  provides  the  culture   for abscesses as well as chemical changes affecting the feet. Unlike other species, cattle tolerate this level of bacteria quite well. The same load of bugs would undoubtedly make us, at least, severely ill. These bacteria travel and set up housekeeping in other places in the cow. The lung and liver are prime spots. Abscesses can develop and enlarge over time. Chronic rumen acidosis can be associated with sudden death from the rupture of these pus pockets. When this occurs in the lungs, bleeding from the nose is a common sign. Other cases wind up being poor doers without a diagnosis.

Cause and Effect With the time span between heat stress and a good deal of the aftermath Provide plenty of shade and water. being long, it is easy to look for other reasons to explain problems that come up in the fall. It is late to do much about heat abatement for this year, but it is not too early to think about what you can do for next. Keep a mindful eye on the performance of your herd in the months ahead and see if it fits with the heat   stress   “rest   of   the   story”.     There   is   a   big   dollar opportunity in providing extra cool comfort to cows in summer.


“How much  should  I  charge?”… Pricing Your Meat Cuts Brian F. Moyer, Program Assistant, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Lehigh County Okay,  so  you’re  thinking  about  raising  livestock   for direct-to-consumer   sales.     You’ve   figured   out   what kind of livestock you want to raise, what kind of infrastructure you will need, soil tested you pastures, the works. One question remains; how much should you charge you customers? It   doesn’t   matter   if   you   are   selling   halves,   quarters or single cuts, you will need to know your cost of production. What are your costs of raising that animal from day one until the day of slaughter? In any business endeavor, keeping good records is essential to knowing if you are going to be profitable or not. Once you know your cost of production there are some tools you can use to help you determine what price you may want to attach to your fine farm fresh product. Mike Debach of the Leona Meat Plant in Troy, Pennsylvania, has a nifty process you can use that will help you figure out your costs after processing so you can determine your retail price. For this example, understand that the cost of production will vary depending on the breed of the animal and production methods (i.e., grain-fed, grass-fed). According to Dr. John Comerford  from  Penn  State’s   Department of Dairy Animal Science, the percentage  used  to  determine  the  “carcass  weight”   varies depending on what kind of animal it is (beef, hog, lamb), what breed the animal is, and the method of production. So, for this example,   let’s   say we have a grass-fed Angus steer that dresses out to hang a carcass weight that is 58% of its live weight and your cost to get that animal to slaughter weight is $1.35 per pound of live weight. Here it is. Determining the cost of your animal: Start with you per pound cost of the live animal (as mentioned before, your cost to raise that animal).  Divide this amount by 58% to get your “hanging”   cost.     (That   animal   is   now   a   “carcass”   after   it   is   slaughtered.     This determines your new cost per pound at “carcass  weight”.)  Add in your processing fees, trucking, etc., to the  “hanging  cost.”  Divide   the   total   by   65%   to   get   your   “cut-out”   cost (breaking the carcass down into individual cuts of meat).  Divide your cut-out cost by the percentage mark-up you   desire   to   reach   the   “retail   value”   price you will ultimately charge.

Here’s an  example:  Cost of the live animal = $1.35 per pound.  $1,35 divided by 58% = $2.33  $2.33 plus $0.65 (per pound processing fee) = $2.98  $2.98 divided by 65% = $4.58 This is the final cost of your animal becoming single cuts of meat.  $4.58 divided by 75% = $6.11 A sale price of $6.11 per pound would give you a 25% return on your product. As you can see, in every step of the process there is a reduction to your final yield of finished product. So, your cost per pound will go up with every step from live animal to cut and packaged product. The above example will give you a rough estimate which can help you to remain profitable.    Keep  in  mind,  it  is  a  “rough” estimate. A lot of variables can change these percentages. For example, how much fat was on the animal? What kind of cuts are you requesting? Are you getting bone-in or boneless cuts? If you want boneless cuts, this will reduce the total pounds of product returned to you from the butcher. What kind of animal you are processing will also make a difference in the percentage of product you ultimately receive. Dr. Christopher Raines, of Penn   State’s   Department   of   Dairy   and   Animal   Science, has a handy sheet that describes the average percentage of yield in the butchering process for pork, beef, and lamb. You can download Dr. Raines document at www.das.psu.edu/research-extension/meat. Dr.  Raines’  document  says  when  converting  an   animal into a carcass, the average percentage of yield for pork is around 70 percent, beef 60 percent, and lamb 50 percent. Turning that carcass into individual cuts of meat; the average yield for bonein cuts is 75-80 percent of carcass weight for port, 65-70 percent for beef, and 75-80 percent for lamb. Dr. Raines points out that aging and further processing can decrease your final product weight. If your butcher is hanging (aging) the carcass for two weeks, there is moisture loss due to evaporation. If your curing hams and bacons from you pig, applying a heat process to your meat cuts may also reduce your final yield. Using these tools, you should be able to estimate the amount of product you will have for sale, what your costs are, and what you will need to charge your customers to remain profitable.


AAA Summer Intern . . .

Do you have Angus cattle or foster an interest in raising Angus? If you do, join the New York Junior Angus Association and share the fun and enthusiasm with other juniors with the same interest. The county fair season is in full swing and we are all looking forward to the great NYS Fair. The Junior Angus Show at the State Fair will be held on Monday, August 27th at 3:00 P.M. Send your entries for the Junior Show to: Robert Groom, 8974 Lyons Marengo Road, Lyons, NY 14489, (315) 573-2569. Please remember that you must send your open show entries directly to the State Fair. Entering the Junior Show only will not allow you to participate in the open competition.

Each summer the American Angus Association, in St. Joseph, Missouri, offers an outstanding opportunity for a college student majoring in an agriculture related field of study to intern with the association. The internship involves assisting in the junior activities department and programs of the American Angus Association, travel to assist the National Junior Angus Show, LEAD Conference, as well as to other shows, depending upon the need for assistance with the shows. Gabrielle Glenister, of Pulaski, New York, joins the Association as the 2012 junior activities intern. Her activity at the state level prepares her well for the position. Her experience includes: Past President of the NY Junior Angus Association and the NY Junior Beef Producers’,   2011   National   Junior   Angus   board candidate, NY Angus Queen, Oswego County Dairy Princess, NY Junior Holstein Committee Education and Awards Chairman, SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club advertising co-chairman,  and  American  Animal  Producers’   Club Secretary. Glenister is a 2012 SUNY Cobleskill graduate with a degree in dairy production management.

Fall Festival . . .

Congratulations! The New York Angus Association won herdsmanship, 15 head or less at the 2012 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 1521 in Louisville, Ky.

The culmination of the 2012 show season will be held at the Cobleskill fair grounds October 12-14th. The annual event will again be held in conjunction with the SUNY Cobleskill American   Animal   Producers   Club’s   sale. The sale, Coby Classic XIV, will be held on October 13th at 3:00 P.M. Activities will include beef cattle judging, meat   cut   ID,   a   stockman’s   quiz,   and   team   fitting and marketing competitions. The weekend event will conclude with the NY Junior Beef Producers show on Sunday. Cattle purchased in the Saturday sale will be eligible to compete in the show on Sunday with no entry fee charged. This will be the final show of the 2012 show season.


Corral the Quality Thieves Here’s a   quick   feedlot   riddle:   They’re   tiny,   relatively easy to control and can affect cattle health, performance and carcass quality in a serious way. What are they?

Parasites. “Deworming is   one   of   the   oldest   technologies   we have access to from an animal health standpoint and is still one of the most economically impactful,”  says  Mitch  Blanding,  senior  veterinarian   with Pfizer Animal Health. He cites an Iowa State University   study   that   says   it’s   worth   $24   per   head,   just at the stocker segment of the industry. Decades ago, the industry embraced the practice for its performance advantages on grass and going into the feedlot, but more recently, researchers have found deworming boosts health and marbling, too. “By   definition   a   parasite   benefits   from   the   detriment   of   the   host…some   suck   blood,   some   simply live on the nutrients that flow through the digestive  tract,”  says  Chris  Reinhardt,  Kansas  State   University   feedlot   specialist.   “Internal   parasites   steal nutrients that would be available to the animal, but potentially more important is the fact that they damage the very cells and tissues we rely on  for  nutrient  absorption.”   So,   it’s   no   surprise   that   work   at Oklahoma State University points to the positive relationship between deworming and higher carcass quality. “Marbling,  just  like  other  fat  stores,  can  only  be   deposited   when   there   are   nutrients   in   excess,”   he   says. That study of 734 steers showed the control group had a 26% drop in Choice grading cattle, along with a 79-pound (lb.) decrease in hot carcass weight, compared to their treated counterparts. There was also a dramatic impact on health: non-treated cattle were four times more likely to get sick or die in the feedlot. “The  immune  system  is  a  finite  thing,”  Blanding   says.  “If  the  immune  system  is  being  occupied  and   directing  its  response  toward  internal  parasites,  it’s   less capable of dealing with the organisms that cause  respiratory  disease.” The theory is the body treats parasites and disease in the same way, Reinhardt says. “A   heavy   parasite   burden   steals   resources   from immune response that the animal could marshal   against   respiratory   infection,”   he   explains.   “If   we’ve   got   high-quality-grading genetics,   we’ve   got to prevent those cattle from getting sick. A big portion of that is deworming, early and often, prior to  feedlot  arrivals.”

In an estimated 10% to 20% of the U.S. cattle population most at risk for heavy infestation— mainly those coming off grass in the Southeast— the effects  are  “very  dramatic,”  Reinhardt  says.   “But   even   in   those   more   intensively   managed   cattle, that have been preconditioned, deworming is still going to give me a cost-effective return on investment,”   he   says.   “It   still   matters   but   it’s   not   going to affect quality grade as much as those calves coming straight off pasture. The effect is proportional to the exposure and the type of cattle you’re  dealing  with.” An Idaho commercial feedlot study proves that. More than 6,000 yearlings on northern California range were split in half and either dewormed upon arrival or not. Treatment increased hot carcass weight by 16 lb. and improved Choice and Prime by 6%. In   today’s   feeding   environment,   every   little   bit   adds up and helps offset the investment in feeder calves, Reinhardt says. “If  I  can  find  a  way  to  get  $50  more  out  of  every   animal I sell, either through Certified Angus Beef ® or some other value-added market, if I can maintain the same up-front costs, but get more dollars out the back door, either through more pounds or extra quality, or both,  that’s  truly  a  win  for  the   industry,”  he  says.

Water – The Forgotten Nutrient Summer heat brings us humans a better appreciation for the absolutely essential need for water. We have trouble putting ourselves in the place of animals when it comes to many cow comfort concepts. When it comes to being thirsty, however, we can relate to the drinking desires of heat stressed cattle without too much imagination. The dynamics of cattle flow, drinking locations, competition, and water trough refill rates are not easy to visualize. Water should be clean, relatively free of organic matter and bacteria, and palatable. Water tanks and waterers should be routinely scrubbed and flushed out. Excessively hard water should be treated not only for palatability reasons, but for possible interference with mineral utilization and health. Unfortunately there is not much research to define the impact of bad water or even to set tolerance levels for various hardness factors.


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Walbridge Farm Heathcote Farm (845) 235-3789 (845) 323-9232 dncgiles@verizon.net heathcote@optonline.net

Sale Guests:

Rally Farms (845) 797-4687 lawyera@optonline.net

Sir William Angus River Bend Farm (518) 325-3105 (908) 234-1364 sirwilliamangus@aim.com corne@rbfangus.com


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Heathcote Forever Lady 1867 Dam of 187A

Heathcote Forever Lady 187A OCC Anchor x Rito 1I1 x EXT

A deep, heavy muscled, beautiful fronted female! She was raised at CJR and is tame and halter broken.

Due to calve 9/28/12 to Image Maker (sexed heifer semen) Also plan to attend the Stillwater Angus Sale on 9/14 and the Trowbridge Angus Sale on 9/16, A Great Angus Weekend!


Jesse M. Bontecou, Owner-Manager Allan Lawyer, Cattle Manager Chris Howard, Herdsman

RBF War Elba 6A86 2A63 Rally Elba 216 Rito 2A63 of 2536 205 x S A F 598 Bando 5175 GDAR Game Day 449 x RBF War Elba 6A86 2A 63 Bred to Cole Creek Full Bore 730 Born 1/21/12 Rally Pride 208 Cole Creek Cedar Ridg 1V x Sinclair Extravgant 6x7 Born 1/12/12 Rally Destination 238 SydGen 928 Destination 5420 x Connealy Front Page 0228 Born 2/8/12 Rally Enchantress 099 Kesslers Frontman R001 x Rito 2A63 of 2536 205 Due 9/14/12 ro Coleman Regis Rally Miss Burgess 166 S A V Pioneer 7301 x Rally Pioneer Bred to Rally 6X7 030 Also plan to attend the Stillwater Angus Sale on 9/14 and the Trowbridge Angus Sale on 9/16, A Great Angus Weekend!


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Corné Vogelaar 25 Branch Rd Far Hills, NJ 07931 o: 908-234-1377 c: 908-234-1364 Corne@RBFangus.com

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RBF Polly 7445 0DP2 004 (15736246) RBF New Day 2D47 Traveler 004 x Papa Durabull 9805 Bred to SAV Pioneer 7301

B/R New Day 454 x RBF Polly 7445 0DP2 004

RBF Queen 0Y44 of 40G4 BCEE (16955178)

RBF Queen 2T80 of 0Y44 CT Connealy Thunder x RBF Queen 0Y44 of 40G4 BCEE

BC Eagle Eye 110-7 x OCC Glory 950G Bred to Sitz Upward 307R


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CornĂŠ Vogelaar 25 Branch Rd Far Hills, NJ 07931 o: 908-234-1377 c: 908-234-1364 Corne@RBFangus.com

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RBF Ruby of Tiffany 2W78 Werner War Party x Boyd New Day 8005

RBF Rita 2H04 of 4CV1 Chsm S Chisum 6175 x CA Future Direction

RBF Queen 0MQ1 of 2R40 BM SAV Bismarck 5682 x Leachman Right Time Bred to Ellingson Identity 9104

RBF Queen 1P53 8W83 PNR SAV Pioneer 7301 x SAV Net Worth 4200 Bred to Ellingon Identity 9104


Walbridge Primrose 708

Emulation N Bar 5522 x Vermilion Dateline 7078 Due 1/30/13 to MCATL Pure Product Exposed to Walbridge Emblazon 801 Walbridge Elela 205

Born 1/4/12 TC Aberdeen x Walbridge Elela 804 BBF Forever Lady 603

WCC Special Design L309 x Vermilion Dateline 7078 Due 2/10/13 to TRM Mountain Man Exposed to Walbridge Emblazon 801

Walbridge Basic Instinct 207

Born 1/5/12 Duff Basic Instinct x Walbridge Primrose 708 Walbridge queen 167

Born 9/15/11 OCC Missing Link x R E B Queen 116K Walbridge Forever Lady 228

Born 2/16/12 TC Aberdeen x BBF Forever Lady 603

Also plan to attend the Stillwater Angus Sale on 9/14 and the Trowbridge Angus Sale on 9/16, A Great Angus Weekend!


Heathcote Forever Lady 187J OCC Anchor x Rito 1I1 Born 9/6/11

Dave Richmond, Manager

Heathcote Blackbird 152L OCC Prototype 847P x GAR Grid Maker Born 9/5/11

Cow Power Sale 9/15/12 held at Rally Farms Millbrook, NY Video Preview at www.CowPowerSale.com

HF Watchwind Blacklass 3311 Kesslers Frontman R001 x OCC Emblazon 854E Born 9/19/11

Heathcote Rita 3218 BC Lookout 7024 x WCC E161 J239 Due 1/27/13 to SAV Priority Also offering her 2/11/12 Bull Calf by Kesslers Frontman

Also plan to attend the Stillwater Angus Sale on 9/14 and the Trowbridge Angus Sale on 9/16, A Great Angus Weekend!


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MUD CREEK ANGUS Schrader Family 478 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, NY 12108 Mike (518) 361-2493 / (518) 758-8747 mudcreekangus@gmail.com

AT EASE ACRES DeBoer Family 253 Line Road, Berne, NY 12023 Derrick (607) 280-8111/ (518) 872-0460 ateaseacres@yahoo.com www.AtEaseAcres.com

GENETIC VISIONS, LLC Jim & Joanne Evans 3466 Breezy Point Rd., McConnellsburg, PA 17233 (717) 816-1168 genetic@innernet.net JFEvansvmd@gmail.com

GREENANE FARM Patrick Rider & Jeff Bricker 5637 Turnpike Road, Delhi, NY 13753 Patrick (607) 746-8878 patrick@greenanefarms.com Jeff (607) 287-9187 jeff@greenanefarms.com www.GreenaneFarms.com

KELLEY’S STOCK FARM Mike & Rodney Kelley 9757 Dutch Road, Camden, NY 13316 (315) 245-1343 Mike (315) 225-0827 Rodney (315) 225-1055 ckelley3@twcny.rr.com

LANGUS FARM Landis Family 275 Farm Hill Road, Northampton, PA 18067 Kevin (484) 357-4767 / (610) 261-3966 oldcountrycharm@verizon.net

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Wendall Landis, Mgr. 142 Orchard Road, University Park, PA 16802 (814) 280-7611 wlandispsu@gmail.com

WORK LAND & CATTLE CO. The Work Family 2 Work Parkway, Uniontown, PA 15401 Bill & Billy Work / Bob & Pam (724) 438-1703 Keith & Linda Rooker (412) 691-4913 Kevin Rooker (724) 322-1576 kevinrooker@yahoo.com www.workcattle.com

SHALE RIDGE FARM Duncan Family 102 Duncan Lane, Otego, NY 13825 (607) 434-0072 kduncan6@yahoo.com www.shaleridgefarm.com

LOT 12

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JUNIOR ANGUS BREEDERS 50 OPEN HEIFER CALVES SELL! The Angus breeders joining together for the 2012 Trowbridge Family Affair Angus Sale invite you to join us for this event and select your next Show Heifer! We are committed to working with Junior Angus breeders and their families - You are the future of the Angus Business!

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2012 FAMILY AFFAIR HEIFER PURCHASES – A $100.00/HD transportation allowance will be provided to all Junior Angus Exhibitors who exhibit heifers purchased through this year’s sale at the 2013 National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City, MO or Trowbridge Angus will provide transportation for all Angus Juniors from New York and the New England States who wish to exhibit purchased heifers. Trowbridge Angus will donate a portion of the proceeds from Lot 12 to the 2013 National Junior Angus Show – ABERDEEN in 2013!

WINDY POINT ANGUS 208 Sissonville Road Potsdam, NY 13676 Jim (315) 323-6661 Andy (315) 261-1331 windypointangus@gmail.com www.WindyPointAngus.com

Plan to attend STILLWATER FARMS SALE on Friday, September 14th and COW POWER SALE on Saturday, September 15th while in New York!

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USDA Announces Vaccine

Foot-and-Mouth

By: Jim Dickrell The United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Homeland Security recently announced the development and licensing of a molecular-based vaccine for one strain of Foot and Mouth Disease. Most importantly, animals vaccinated with the new vaccine can be differentiated from naturally infected animals. “Having this capability is critical to demonstrating freedom of infection and return to trade after a FMD outbreak,” says Marvin Grubman, with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service at Plumb Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). That will allow animal health officials to more readily vaccinate animals in the event of an outbreak without fear of being unable to differentiate them from infected animals. In the past, animals might be vaccinated simply to prevent the further spread of the disease. But they then would have to be later destroyed to prove FMD was no longer present. Because the new vaccine also contains no live virus, the vaccine can be manufactured on the U.S. mainland, says Larry Barrett, PIADC director. “This vaccine represents one of the most significant developments in FMD vaccines in the last 50 years,” says Luis Rodriguez, PIADC research leader. “The new molecular vaccine provides important options to FMD control in the United States, including less dependence on foreign sources for vaccine manufacturing and a wider range of tests that can readily distinguish vaccinated animals from those that have been infected with the disease.” While the vaccine protects against one strain of FMD, there are six other major serotypes and many sub-types of the disease. PIADC scientists are currently developing vaccines for these other types.

EPA Withdraws Proposed Livestock Reporting Rule Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association Late Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew its proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 308 CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) Reporting Rule. The rule sparked controversy within the agricultural community due to what was referred to as a serious overreach of EPA’s authority. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) primary concern was the likelihood the proposed

rule could put the nation’s food system at risk of increased terrorist attacks. The proposed rule required all cattle operations meeting the regulatory definition of a CAFO to report a long list of information about their operations to EPA, including latitude and longitude (or street address) of the production area, acres available for land application of manure, type and number of head and contact information for the owner or authorized representative. EPA stated it would place this information on the agency’s website in an easily searchable database, where NCBA feared extremists could access the information with the intent to do harm to cattle operations or the nation’s food system. Any non-compliance with the proposed rule would have been a violation of the CWA, which would have resulted in fines of up to $37,500 per day. NCBA President J.D. Alexander said this move by EPA is a victory for cattlemen and women and illustrates the importance of the beef cattle community working together to educate government officials. Alexander said NCBA worked with EPA to convey the privacy concerns on behalf of cattlemen and women. On Feb. 3, 2012, NCBA invited EPA to attend its annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., to discuss the proposed rule face-to-face with the beef cattle community. Ellen Gilinsky represented EPA at NCBA’s convention, where she acknowledged the industry’s biosecurity and privacy concerns. Alexander said cattlemen speaking directly with EPA officials makes a lot of difference. "EPA resides in Washington, D.C., and seldom gets the opportunity to hear directly from the providers of food for this country," said Alexander. "It is paramount that we continue being engaged in the regulatory process. They need to hear from us. We must not take this lightly. This recent announcement by EPA proves that we can make a difference."

murphy farm Registered Black Angus

Peter Murphy 1132 Route 80 Tully, NY 13159 Home: 315-696-6092

Cell: 315-706-1693


Early weaning to combat loss of pasture due to drought conditions. Mike Baker Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, Cornell University A brief summary of some calculations on the cost of weaning 100 days early appear below. If cows are dropping below 4.5 body condition score (BCS) and pastures are not re-growing, this is a viable option to consider.

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Wean at 100 days vs 200 days Cost of ration for early weaning or creep feeding cost $300/t ADG of early weaned calf 2.2 lb Additional ADG of creep fed calf 1.2 lb As fed intake of early weaned calf and creep fed calf 10 lb/d Dry hay equivalent cost of pasture $50/t Cows with calves weaned early consume 25% less pasture 1400 lb cows consume 2.5% (dry matter basis) of body weight 2% death loss in early weaned calves

Bottom line, depending on your situation, it is difficult to make the argument that creep feeding is a method of combating the drought. If you do nothing, the weaning weight of the calf will be lower than the early weaned or creep fed calf. If you run out of pasture, then the economics are much worse, not to mention the effect it may have on the cow from lowered BCS. Lower BCS results in lower pregnancy rate and higher winter feed costs to increase BCS for successful calving and subsequent re-breeding. Please contact me with any questions. I have developed a spreadsheet in which you can input your conditions. If you would like a copy, please email me at mjb28@cornell.edu

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Total feed and other costs to feed early weaned calf for 100 days - $182 Total feed and other costs to creep feed calf for 100 days - $154 Total pasture cost for cows that weaned calf early - $243 Total pasture cost for cows with creep fed calf - $324 Total cost cow and calf, early weaning $425 Total cost cow and calf, creep feeding $478 Weight of early weaned calf 100 day, post weaning – 520 lb. Weight of creep fed calf at weaning – 600 lb Break-even to cover cost, early weaning $0.82/lb Break-even to cover cost, creep fed, $0.80/lb

However if forced to feed hay and cost of hay is $100/ton  Break-even to cover cost, early weaning $1.29/lb  Break-even to cover cost, creep fed, $1.34/lb

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What’s hiding? Several factors  influence  USDA’s  black-hided numbers By Miranda Reiman Black-hided.  It’s  the  initial  requirement  for  more  than  80  beef   brands certified by USDA. That   also   means   it’s   the   first   limiting   factor   for   supply   of   programs like the largest and longest-running of those: the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. Total federally inspected fed-cattle harvest is the first number CAB packing director Clint Walenciak   looks   at.   “The   matrix   of   what drives total CAB pounds starts with that, and then it would be the   percent   that’s   black-hided,”   he   says.   “Then   we   apply   our   10   carcass specifications to narrow that down even further, so that we’re  running  right  at  24%  today.” That’s   why   the   company   has   tracked   black-hided numbers since   2004,   and   USDA   now   reports   a   percentage   of   “A-stamp”   carcasses in the harvest mix. “The  fragmented  nature  of  our  industry  means  the  only  place  we  can  truly  capture  how  many  cattle  in  the   U.S. beef cattle supply are black-hided, or Angus-influenced   to   some   degree,   is   at   the   packing   plant   level,”   says Lance Zimmerman, CattleFax analyst. That number has trended upward since 2004 (see chart) to level off and settle back to 62.9% last year, an obvious  majority.  Yet  many  are  surprised  the  percentage  isn’t  higher. “When   you   look   at   different   surveys   that   estimate   bull   turnout   in   the   population,   they   typically   run   about   70% Angus, and Angus bull sales continue to be strong, so some of those numbers are  counter  to  what  we’re   seeing,”  Walenciak  says. Indeed, the 2011 Western Livestock Journal Bull Turnout Survey had the Angus breed leading all others with 71.5%, and that was down a bit from the 2009 mark. So is it a case of bad math? Walenciak and Zimmerman  say  no.  It’s  a  matter  of  looking  at  the  number  of  native  black-hided cattle compared to outside factors like Mexican and Canadian feeder cattle imports, Canadian finished cattle imports and fed dairy cattle. Those   four   categories   can   have   a   “dilution   effect,”   says   Walenciak.   “As   we   see   the   U.S.   fed   [harvest]   decrease the past year-and-a-half,  those  numbers  become  a  higher  percentage  of  the  total.”   They made up 16.1% of the total harvest mix in 2004 compared to 18.4% in 2011. Walenciak and his team put a value on the sway each has on the A-stamped percentage. For example, Canada lags the U.S. in black Angus influence, so they applied a 40% black factor to total imported Canadian fed cattle for each year. They estimated Mexican feeder cattle at 20% black. “That’s  based  generally  on  what  we  understand  Angus  genetics  to  be  there,”  Walenciak  says.   Such adjustments arrived at a native black-hided percentage 12 points higher than the all-inclusive USDA number. It rose from 61.5% to its peak of 74.9% in 2010, and stood at 74.2% last year. “The  upward  trends  command  a  greater  portion  of  my  attention  than  the  steady  to  slightly  softer  year  that   may  have  showed  up  in  2011,”  says  Zimmerman. Judgments   based   on   just   one   year   are   “dangerous,”   he   adds,   especially considering a smaller cowherd and drought effects. Still, many are intently watching that dip in numbers. “We  have  our  best  guesses  on  why  that’s  occurring,  like  slight  heifer  retention  and  those  being  a  very  high   percentage  black,”  Walenciak  says.   Although  there’s  no  way  to  track  that,  Zimmerman  agrees  it  makes  sense. “If  we  were  just  putting  black  animals  into  the  fed  cattle  mix  [without  retaining  heifers],  eventually  we’d   have  seen  those  numbers  drop  off,  but  we’re  clearly  producing  more  black  cattle. Most likely that is not only from  Angus  bull  purchases,  but  from  retaining  those  offspring  in  the  herd  as  well.” It’s  easier  to  put  numbers  to  other  variables. Zimmerman notes the wide year-to-year swings in some of those subset populations, like last   year’s   Mexican feeder cattle imports at a record high for the 2004-2011 timeframe, at 1.4 million.


“A large   part   of   that   influence   was   just   like   our   friends   in   Texas,   Oklahoma   and   New   Mexico,   further   south   that   drought   continued,”   he   says.   “The   Mexican producers were no different in that they needed to liquidate cattle, wean early and send to market. That contributed to a much larger number of Mexican cattle than  we’ve  seen  before.”   But in 2008, Mexican feeder imports were as low as 702,873. Last year’s  1.4  million  represents  a  much   larger influx of a much more diverse cattle population. Exchange rates and policies have added to the variability in Canadian imports, both feeder and fed cattle, from very little in 2004 to peaks in 2007 and 2008. “They  have  been  going  through  their  own  cowherd  reduction  the  last  few  years,”  Zimmerman  says.  “So   those give-and-takes can have a significant influence on this hidden calculation of the black-hided  number.” Despite  all  that  “noise”  in  the  data,  there  are  two  messages this black trend reveals. “If   you   look   at   the   ’90s   and   early   2000s,   it   was   very   common   for   a   producer   to   market   his   cattle   as   ‘good,  reputation  blacks,’”  Zimmerman  says.  “This  shows  that  those  good  reputation  blacks  are  pretty  common   in the marketplace.  It’s  really  important  for  a  producer  to  take  advantage  of  any  extra  detail  and  data  he  can   get his hands on to show his Angus cattle are worth more than just average black-hided  cattle.” Walenciak hopes ranchers will make more of those top-level animals, because just being black-hided isn’t  enough. “As  we  grow  the  demand  for  high-quality  beef,  it’s  very  important  for  us  to  keep  that  consistent  supply  so   retailers  and  restaurateurs  can  have  confidence  in  the  reliability  of  that  supply,”  he  says. END, but see Table below

US Total Fed % Black vs US Native % Black 80.00% Total Fed % Black 70.00%

US Native % Black

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CONTACT: Miranda Reiman, Industry Information Assistant Director, MReiman@certifiedangusbeef.com Certified Angus Beef LLC (308) 784-2294


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Joint Production Sale Saturday 22nd September 2012, Noon Your source for registered and commercial, Real world production oriented, Angus genetics! Featuring herd sire prospects, show heifer and steer prospects, bred heifers and cows, black and black baldie commercial heifers. Robert & Linda Groom 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd Lyons, NY. 14489 315 573-2569 robert@angus.us

Rita Partee 2497 Canoga Rd Seneca Falls, NY. 13148 315 549-8407

Roger & Alice McCracken 2898 Mt. Pleasant Rd Piffard, NY. 14533 585 243-5037

Call or email for a sale book, check our website www.tullyfergus.com or like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/tullyfergus.angus


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OUTCROSS GENETICS! Proving themselves every day in our herds here in New York and for many breeders nationwide.

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Cole Creek Revival 100W Reg# 16453133 Cole Creek Concrete 31U x Cole Creek Juanadamere 88U

Cole Creek Full Bore 730 16720408 Cole Creek Black Cedar 46P x Cole Creek SG Jumboleen 76P

Semen Available, Contact Us! Jesse Bontecou, Owner/Manager 1015 Shunpike, Millbrook, NY 12545 Allan Lawyer, Cattle Manager 845-797-4687 cell lawyera@optonline.net Chris Howard, Herdsman

JSK Livestock

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


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Function: to perform; the normal or characteristic action of anything. JSK Lass 602

Sire - SAV 8180 Traveler 004

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Dam - Vermilion Lass 7969

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

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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

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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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Farm Safety Includes a First-aid Kit Pack your first-aid kit for the summer. As the pace of farm activities picks up in the summer, the likelihood of accidents also increases. That means having a first-aid kit on the farm is essential, according to J.W. Schroeder, the North Dakota State University Extension Service's dairy specialist. "But because workplaces vary widely in their location and size, the degree of hazards that can occur, the amount of staff training and availability of professional medical services, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards do not require farms to have specific contents in first-aid kits," he says. He recommends starting with a basic range of items to deal with most types of injuries encountered on the farm. "Then evaluate your own farm workplace to determine whether you need additional supplies," he advises. Here are some basic supplies farms should have in their first-aid kit: • • • • • •

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Absorbent compresses, 4x8-inch (in.) size Adhesive bandages, 1x3-in. size A roll of adhesive tape, ⅜-in. x 2.5 yards Antibiotic treatment Antiseptic treatment (spray, liquid, swabs, wipes or towelettes) Burn treatment for use on minor burns only (spray treatments also can be used) First-aid guide Medical exam gloves Sterile pads, 3x3-in. size Triangular bandage, 40x40x56 in. Some additional items producers may want to include in their first-aid kit, based on the specific hazards in their operation, are: Analgesic (should not contain ingredients known to cause drowsiness) One or more bandage compresses in 2x2-in., 3x3-in. or 4x4-in. sizes One or more burn dressings at least 12 sq. in. One or more cold packs at least 4x5 in. Eye coverings Eye/skin wash

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Hand sanitizer with a minimum of 61% ethyl alcohol Roller bandages at least 2 in. wide and 4 yards long, unstretched and individually packaged

"Keep safe and prepared this summer," Schroeder says. For more first-aid kit recommendations, visit www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3317firstaid.pdf. This news release by ND State University Extension.

Cattlemen’s Boot Camp

Registration now open for the University o f Wyoming event. Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp, Sept. 28-29, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The event, hosted by the American Angus Association® in partnership with the university, provides purebred and commercial producers timely information presented by academic and industry professionals. Open to all cattle producers, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are funded by the Angus Foundation and feature a day and a half of educational materials and speakers. “Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are designed for all producers, and the subjects covered are vital for success in today’s industry,” says Shelia Stannard, Association director of activities and events Topics include: business management, herd health, cow herd nutrition and reproductive management, feed efficiency, understanding carcass grades, adding value to a commercial herd, and communication in the beef industry. “Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are not only a great way to learn about various aspects of beef cattle production, but they also provide breeders with the opportunity to share ideas with one another,” says Katie Allen, director of marketing and public relations for the Angus Foundation. “Education is an important component of the Angus Foundation’s funding efforts, and this particular event is one that the Foundation is proud to support.” Registration is $75 per person and includes meals and educational materials. Registration forms are due Sept. 4 and can be submitted electronically or mailed to Misty Taylor at the American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO, 64506. Late and walk-in registrations are not accepted. Hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn for a rate of $99. To reserve a room, call 307-745-5500 and ask for the University Business rate. For more information visit www.angus.org.


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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 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


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NY Angus Angles Newsletter - August 2012  

Newsletter published by the NY Angus Association 5x per year, to get information out to its members and industry affiliates. Editorial and...

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