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CONTENTS

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Winter Bull Management

Honoring Bob Richter and His Legacy for Future Cattlemen

Preview of the Upcoming Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show

Bull 68 Winter Management

A Few Key Steps Can Yield Stronger Bull Health and Performance

MEMBER NEWS 6 Association Update 24 Beef Checkoff News 56 County News

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A Cherished Gift

MCA President’s Perspective Resilience in COVID-19

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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What’s Cookin’ at the Beef House

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MCA at Convention

Wading into Turbulent Waters

Beef House is Looking Good

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

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Pleasure Horse

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Capitol Update

Twas the Night Before

Disrupted Holidays

The Missouri Beef Cattleman is an official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.


MISSOURI

BEEF CATTLEMAN

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Volume 49 - Issue 12 (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) Magazine Publishing Office 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167 Andy Atzenweiler: Editor/Production/Ad Sales P.O. Box 480977 • Kansas City, Missouri 64148 816-210-7713 • E-mail: mobeef@sbcglobal.net Macey Hurst • Ad Sales • 573-821-6982

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association MCA Website: www.mocattle.com

Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 Mike@mocattle.com Sydney Thummel • Manager of Membership - Ext 231 Sydney@mocattle.com Macey Hurst • Manager of Strategic Solutions – Ext. 235 Macey@mocattle.com Candace Bergesch • MBC Editor/Production Artist Candace@mocattle.com Lisa Stockhorst, Administrative Assistant – Ext 234 Lisa@mocattle.com

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New MCA Members

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

2020 MCA Officers

Marvin Dieckman, President 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ, Cole Camp, MO 65325

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Cattlemen’s Congress

David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

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Feedlot News

2020 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

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Obituaries: Stan Bonacker, Ann Long Advertisers Index

Missouri Beef Cattleman, (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) is published monthly (12 times a year) and is the official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, Missouri, 65201. PERIODICALS postage paid at Columbia, Missouri and additional mailing offices. Subscription price is included as a part of the minimum membership dues of $70.00 per year in Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Missouri Beef Cattleman, P.O. Box 480977, Kansas City, Missouri 64148

Bruce Mershon, Vice President 816-525-1954 • 31107 Lake City Buckner Rd., Buckner, MO 64016 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069

Region 1: Eric Greenley, 61998 Pleasant Valley Rd. Knox City, MO 63446 660-341-8750 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: Charlie Besher, RR 5, Box 2402 Patton, MO 63662 • 573-866-2846 Region 4: Deb Thummel, 12601 Hwy. 46 Sheridan, MO 64486 • 660-541-2606 Region 5: John Shipman, 34266 Hwy KK Mora, MO 65345 • 660-221-1013 Region 6: Clay Doeden, 14555 S. Hwy A Stockton, MO 65785 • 417-808-0415 Region 7: Traves Merrick, 1956 Hwy 97 Miller, MO 65707 • 417-536-8080

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Patty Wood, President-Elect 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337

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Jeremy Burger, JAG Farms, California, MO Ethan McNeill, McNeill Farms, Paris, MO Brent Thomas, Madison, MO Eric Kraus, Assured Partners, Sedalia, MO Gordon Peppers, Peppers Farm, Weaubleau, MO Marenna Pomeroy, Bolivar, MO Amber Spear, Spear Farms, LLC, Bolivar, MO Jody Wing, Bolivar, MO Paul Logan, Dixon, MO Dan Buckman, MFA Incorporated, Huntsville, MO Brooklyn Dougherty, Clark, MO Lacie Sharp, Moberly, MO Louise Walter, Higbee, MO Brian Kennon, Stewart & Kiefer Real Estate, Osceola, MO Eva Oberle, Ste. Genevieve, MO Kevin & Christine Chinn, Clarence, MO Chad Koehn, Bar K Cattle, Walker, MO Kaiden Byram, Sheldon, MO Bradley Decker, Nevada, MO Jake Bangert, Bangert Farms, Patterson, MO Harlan Crowe, Crowe Farms, Fordland, MO Christy Bramwell, Mtn. Grove, MO Bryan Fisher, Fisher Farm, Mt Grove, MO Doug Christerson, Edward, Ok Marlin McCormick, Dewitt, IA Will Derkum, Meta, MO Rebecca Allen, Jackson, MO Callie Brown, Jackson, MO Anna Kate Klueppel, Sikeston, MO Carlee Maune, Washington, MO Megan Smith, Belleville, IL Olivia Spurlin, Kirksville, MO Kyleigh Wolfe, Leopold, MO Aveary Cable, Milford, IA See the MCA Membership Form on page 81

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W.M. Michael Henderson, Edwards, MO Lauren Kreisel, Warsaw, MO Richard & Brenda Kreisel, Warsaw, MO Gage Westermier, Westermier Farms, Cole Camp, MO Joseph Pierce, Mike Kasten Beef Alliance, Millersville, MO Troy Shoop, Hallsville, MO David Arnold, El Dorado Springs, MO Rick Casey, 5C Ranch, El Dorado Springs, MO Breanne Brammer, Salisbury, MO David Lentz, Sumner, MO Perry Gorrell, Lonmon, MO Kevin Johnson, Goats R US, Elkland, MO Matt Wommack, Wommack Farms Buffalo, MO Emma Gerlemann, Leslie, MO Steve Williams, Williams Brothers Meat Co. Washington, MO Noble Carpenter, MFA, Owensville, MO Morgan Wallace, Gentry, MO Greg Collier, Missouri Department of Conservtion, Springfield, MO Sadie Roy, Trenton, MO M Bar M Cattle Co, Eagleville, MO Ernest Brauch, Lucas Cattle Co, Wheatland, MO Kenzi Cheek, Preston, MO Cody Phillips, Cross Timbers, MO James E. and Denice Kilmer, Chilhowee, MO Doug & Karen Mason, Bates City, MO Scott Rasa, Higginsville, MO Abby White, Mayview, MO Mike Moon, Moon Farms, Ash Grove, MO Dustyn Losh, Troy, MO John & Carla Farrington, Cedar View Farms, Callao, MO Zac Abell, Abell Farms, Durham, MO Chad Cook, Cook Charolais Farm. Monroe City, MO Jesse Heimer, Taylo, MO John Kevin Stiles, Mercer, MO Hunter Berendzen, California, MO

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with Mike Deering Wading into Turbulent Waters This year marks the first time in my eight years here at this association where I have not enjoyed my job. However, I have never felt more needed, and this association proved its purpose and importance to Missouri farm and ranch families. We stepped up and didn’t back down. We had the right leadership at the right time. I commend MCA President Marvin Dieckman for being a steady hand in turbulent times.

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Prior to the pandemic wreaking its havoc, 2020 was off to a great start, and Cowboys at the Capitol was underway. Our priority issue was reforming eminent domain laws to ensure private, for-profit companies cannot take your land for private gain. It became the very first bill passed out of the Missouri House, which was huge. We were off to the races, and then everything came to a halt.

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The extreme volatility of the cattle markets then became priority one. Members were livid, scared and confused – rightfully so. Prior to the pandemic, we successfully led policy at the Cattle Industry Convention to require details of formula transactions to be reported to reduce market suppression and increase market transparency. While we were already focused on long-term structural changes to the cattle markets, COVID-19 kicked our efforts into high gear. We were one of the first state associations to call for investigations into the price disparities. We took it a step further and engaged the governor and attorney general, who was a leader in gathering nearly a dozen attorney generals across the county to pen a letter demanding a Department of Justice investigation. We were listening to our members every step of the way. We didn’t stop there, and we still have a very long road ahead. We organized nearly 20 states to support the

Executive Vice President Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020 and worked with Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler to file the legislation. The legislation would be a gamechanger for our industry. When COVID-19 hit, the future of livestock sales was a major concern and became a target for some overzealous county health administrators. We snapped into action and worked with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Governor’s Office to clarify word-for-word in the executive order that the food supply chain must not be disrupted, sales must continue and cattle need to be hauled. We also continued to host events using caution and common sense. Between the steak fry and the largest MCA All-Breeds Junior Show on record, we had zero reports of anyone contracting COVID-19. Robbing kids of the opportunity to exhibit livestock was never considered. I was even making calls to host the show on a farm if we weren’t able to host it in Sedalia. We knew we could do it safely, and we proved that. We concluded the year by working to elect leaders who understand and value Missouri agriculture. We also invested heavily, alongside other agricultural organizations, to push Amendment 3 across the finish line. This was a monumental win. Here’s to calmer waters in 2021.


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NCBA Convention Set for August 2021 The Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show is one of the industry’s biggest events each year, bringing together cattlemen and cattlewomen from across the nation to do the work of our industry. Unfortunately, the current pandemic presents challenges that make bringing people together difficult. With the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners in mind, NCBA has made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person event to August 2021. However, NCBA will hold some of its traditional business meetings in the January or February timeframe, in accordance with the association’s bylaws. “Decisions of this magnitude, which impact multiple organizations, stakeholders and companies, are never easy. However, the limits on the number of people who can gather at an event in Nashville and the travel restrictions facing many trade show exhibitors, makes it impossible for us to put on the world-class event our attendees expect this winter,” said NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. Originally scheduled for February 3-5, 2021, the convention and trade show will now take place August 10-12, 2021. While the event may have a new date, both the convention and trade show will continue to take

place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. “Despite the move of the main event to August, we will still hold business meetings in January or February to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our members and the industry,” said Woodall. “When we do gather the nation’s cattle producers together again in August, we’ll have the opportunity to include new events and activities in Music City, including many that just aren’t available during the winter months, so although we’re disappointed in the date change, we’re excited to see Nashville during the summer, as we take advantage of all the fun and excitement the city has to offer. The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade show will mark the 123rd anniversary of this legendary event, and one that will offer a multitude of fun and exciting events that are appropriate for all ages. Cattlemen’s College and the world-class NCBA Trade Show will also offer educational opportunities that cattlemen and cattlewomen can put to work on their farms and ranches. For up-to-date convention information and more information about the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit convention.ncba.org

Industry Feedyard Audit Tool Available Source: NCBA

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DENVER (November 2, 2020) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is announcing the release of a comprehensive industry feedyard audit tool. The Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit will serve as a standardized audit tool based on the sound science and common sense established in the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. Though the audit tool is owned by NCBA, auditing of feedyards will only be conducted through business-to-business activity within the cattle industry. NCBA will be maintaining the tool with updates as science dictates.

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To ensure consistency and integrity in auditing the Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit tool has been certified through the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO). PAACO provides training and


screens all potential auditors for qualifications including education and industry knowledge. NCBA will assist with the PAACO training process to ensure all auditors are adequately trained. NCBA will not be conducting any audits. More information about PAACO can be found on their website animalauditor.org. The Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit was built based on BQA principles and includes key standards of animal care that are directly related to animal health and welfare that contribute to a safe beef supply. There are two major components of this complete audit tool: review of documents and feedyard observations. Auditors will review documented protocols, records, and potentially conduct employee interviews to verify protocols are being followed. Auditors will also conduct observations of pens, handling facilities, and animal observations both in pens and during processing. Results from the audit can provide information back to the feedyard to drive improvement and measure the effectiveness of the operation’s implementation of BQA standards. Upon completion, it will also certify that participating feedlots adhere to industry best practices and provide an increased level of transparency for beef customers and consumers.

The audit tool is a product of a multiyear process that began in 2017 with NCBA’s Cattle Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) committee appointing a taskforce to investigate the feasibility of developing such an audit. Finding the need for a uniform industrywide audit tool, the CHWB committee assigned a task force of beef industry stakeholders to develop a workable and credible industry feedyard audit tool that would level the playing field and serve as a foundation for the industry’s feedyard operators. This group of diverse industry stakeholders, including feedyard owners and managers, veterinarians, animal scientists, packers, extension agents, BQA educators and trade association representatives, worked to develop the end product released today. “I want to thank the many volunteer leaders who worked for several years with NCBA staff to develop this valuable tool for the industry,” said Dr. Dale Grotelueschen, co-chair of the working group. “This is an important step for continuing the momentum of added transparency in the supply chain.” For more information and to view the audit tool, visit https://www. ncba.org/feedyardaudit.aspx.

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What’s Cookin’ at the

Missouri Beef House By Beef House Team

Beef House is Looking Good The Missouri Beef House has to look great all day, every day during the events held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Guests most definitely judge the quality of a restaurant by the cleanliness of the interior as well as the exterior. A clean exterior sends the message that we care about the customers’ well-being and that we pay attention to detail. Let’s do a quick trip down memory lane to see what major exterior improvements have been completed since we opened in 1982. We completed a renovation for our dining room and new kitchen in 2004, the concrete patio was poured in 2005, and the new Beef House Express was built in 2012. We built a a permanent patio cover between the Beef House and the Showcase in 2016 as well as put up new signage for the entryway to our patio/breezeway and the Beef House Express. And then in 2018, the Missouri Beef House patio signage from west end as well as a new larger storage shed was purchased. We also completed the construction of a permanent canopy between the Express and the shed.

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Buffalo Livestock Market 1 mile west on Hwy 32 • Buffalo, MO 65622 Barn: 417-345-8122

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Sale Every Saturday 12:00 Noon

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• Selling 1200 to 1700 head Farm Fresh Cattle weekly • Special Stock Cow and Bull Sale 3rd Tuesday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. • Pre-Vac Feeder Calf Sales 2nd Saturday of every month in conjunction with Regular Sale (Pfizer Pre-Vac, BLM Pre-Vac, Bayer Program, Mo Quality Assurance. LMA-Vac and MFA Health Track)

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In 2020, we have just completed a permanent covering over the concrete ramp and back walkway. Not only will this addition keep direct sun and rain away, but our staff and volunteers will also be able to comfortably pause before entering or after exiting the kitchen area. The Beef House team looks forward to welcoming you under the new porch covering during the Missouri State Fair on August 12-22, 2021. Thought for the month: “President Marvin Dieckman sat in the corner eating his Christmas dinner. He picked up his knife and cut up a steak and said, “What a good life we have!”


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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS “What Your Dollar Does” Regional Meeting Grants The Missouri Beef Industry Council will be awarding grants to Missouri cattlemen’s groups and/or ag organizations in 2021. Up to $2500/ meeting will be awarded to local groups willing to host producers at forums to learn more about the beef checkoff and its importance to the industry. Selection criteria for the grant would include the following: 1. Local organization “sponsoring/hosting” an event with a facility that can handle up to 200 attendees. 2. Local organization “sponsoring/hosting” an event that will be responsible for any food/snacks/beverages for attendees. 3. Local organization with the ability and interest to engage other regional agriculture groups/educators to expand attendance. 4. Collaboration efforts with local/regional livestock markets/auctions to promote the event 5. Interest in getting local agriculture suppliers to help promote event to display their business at the meeting 6. Vision and ideas for incorporating potential other producer meetings prior to or after “What Your Dollar Does” meetings 7. Strategy for getting producers to events (advertising, social media, radio interviews, etc.) 8. Consideration of incorporating a Beef Quality Assurance/Stewardship component prior to or after primary meeting.

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Applications must be received no later than February 1, 2021 and the event must be completed prior to September 15, 2021. Reimbursement for eligible costs for checkoff funds will be paid to the recipient organization. Access the grant application on mobeef.org under the Cattlemen’s Corner tab or contact the office to have an application mailed to you.

Questions can be directed to Mark Russell at 573-8170899, or email mark@mobeef.com.

Beef on TV? We’re Back!

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. successfully released last year a video called the ‘Drool Log’, and created quite the following with more than 14 million videos views. This year, NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, looked for the opportunity to make even more people salivate over beef and will be placing a new—and shorter—version of the Drool Log on a television network that creates similar meaningful connections with its audience. New:15 Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Drool Log ads will appear throughout late November and December on the Hallmark Channel’s holiday programming event “Countdown to Christmas” on the Hallmark Channel (broadcast TV) and Hallmark Digital (connected television), as part of a limited holiday broadcast and digital ad buy as a way to have a broader reach with consumers this holiday season. December in particular is the highest-rated, most watched month of the year for Hallmark and we predict that given our current environment with many families less likely to travel this year, that will continue to hold true. Due to COVID-19 impacts, many companies have had to cut their marketing budgets and therefore, are advertising less on broadcast TV, making this an affordable opportunity that we could explore.

Beefing Up the Holidays

No matter what your plans may be, or how you slice it, beef will make your holiday dinner feel special this year. Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is encouraging people to savor the holidays by making sure that beef its what’s for holiday dinner. Whether it’s gathering families around the ‘Drool Log’ – which is a 2-hour video of a Beef Prime Rib Roast slowly cooking over an open flame – or learning how to cook the perfect holiday meal with beef, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. has a little something for everyone this holiday season.


The original ‘Beef Drool Log’ was introduced in 2019 and on average, it made people drool and watch for nearly 10 minutes. This year, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is taking the ‘Drool Log” a step further by introducing three new versions of the ‘Drool Log’, including: • A 27-minute video of the Drool Log slowly cooking that narrates ideas of all the recipes you can make with beef courtesy of BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. • A 30-second video of the Drool Log called ‘Meatitation’ that encourages people to take deep breathes and relaxxxx around the Drool Log. • A 15-second video of the Drool Log that reminds people if they’re missing the movie-theater blockbusters, then Drool Log is the feature-length film for them.

in an increase in beef sales and this holiday test will aim to replicate those results. For those more experienced at-home chefs, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is working with a number of food and nutrition influencers and celebrity chefs to create their own beef recipes this holiday season. More details to come on the chef talent, but suffice it to say that there are some big names that Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is partnering with this year. Be sure to check out BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com/ Holidays and follow Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. on social media—Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest—to see all of this content and more.

BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com has curated beefy holiday recipes that at-home chefs can make—from the perfect roast, to beefy appetizers, side dishes and brunch recipes, this is the one-stop shop for holiday cooking needs. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com is now shoppable, meaning you can click on any of the recipes on the website and be taken to an online shopping cart for your local grocery stores where you can add all of the ingredients needed to prepare that meal, then have the ingredients delivered directly to your door or for curbside pick-up. This gives families the peace-ofmind they need to make sure they don’t forget any of those last-minute ingredients.

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With a significant increase in the percentage of people who are using online grocery ordering, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. will also be working with two partners—Chicory and Target—to run e-commerce campaigns during the month of December aimed at increasing beef sales. Consumers who are shopping through these e-commerce platforms will be served up ads featuring delicious beef recipes and will be encouraged to add beef to their grocery cart. Previous e-commerce tests with other partners have resulted

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The AICA is Pleased to Announce a New Feeder Calf Marketing Opportunity-CharAdvantage Source: American International Charolais Association Why Enroll? CharAdvantage is an age, source and genetic certification program designed to add more value to Charolais-influenced feeder cattle. By enrolling in this program, you receive source, age and genetic verification in the calf crop that you are currently marketing. By documenting this information, participants can add value for buyers seeking feeder cattle with a known background that can qualify for added marketing opportunities and programs. CharAdvantage staff partners with IMI Global to create these opportunities for producers who are seeking more premiums in the marketplace. OVERVIEW There are two tag options to enroll in this program: Option #1 EID (Electronic ID) Cost-$4/head for EID Tag + Verification

Option #2 EID + Visual Tag Cost-$5.25/head for EID Tag, Visual Tag + Verification CHARADVANTAGE CERTIFICATE Once cattle are enrolled, producers will receive a certificate which highlights several aspects of age, source and genetic components of the feeder cattle being offered. In addition to age, source and genetic verification, these elements are also included on the certificate: • Seedstock origin of the sires/dams that produced the cattle • Composite TSI (Terminal Sire Index) Score-Average TSI score of AICA sires/dams of the feeder cattle • Marbling indicator (indicates if average of seedstock parents are above breed average for Marbling EPD) • Genomically Enhanced EPD Indicator-notes if accuracy of sire/dam EPDs is increased due to Genomically Enhanced EPDs • Marketing Venue for Feeder Cattle • BQA Certification of Origin Ranch or Farm • Additional Health and Management Protocols for Enrolled Cattle ADDITIONAL OPTIONS In addition to age, source and genetic verification, producers can also elect to enroll their cattle in one of the following programs for an added fee if desired.

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Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC) The NonHormone Treated Cattle Program allows your cattle to be eligible for buyers and brands exporting beef products to the European Union.

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• Calves can NEVER receive any growth promotants of any kind (implants) • Calves must be identified with a CharAdvantage EID tag before they leave the farm/ranch of origin • Your operation must maintain a quality manual (which is provided) and train all family members and employees on NHTC requirements and proper procedures • An onsite audit of your operation is required annually • Calves must move through NHTC approved locations at all times (i.e. they cannot sell through an auction market that is not approved to manage NHTC cattle) • NHTC Enrollment is available for an additional service fee of $750 plus travel for an onsite audit (in addition to the per head cost). This is an annual fee for this service.


Verified Natural Beef (VNB) The Verified Natural Beef Program allows your cattle to be eligible for buyers and brands seeking specialty markets requiring natural beef and/or exporting beef products to the European Union. • Calves marketed as VNB cannot receive growth promotants, antibiotics or animal by-products of any kind • Calves must be identified with a CharAdvantage EID tag before they leave the farm/ranch of origin • Your operation must maintain a quality manual (which is provided) and train all family members and employees on VNB requirements and proper procedures • An onsite audit of your operation is required annually • Calves must move through VNB approved locations at all times (i.e. they cannot sell through an auction market that is not approved to manage VNB cattle) • VNB Enrollment is available for an additional service fee of $750 plus travel for an onsite audit (in addition to the per head cost). This is an annual fee for this service. BeefCARE BeefCARE is a sustainability standard that certifies participating beef producers are implementing best practices in animal husbandry, environmental stewardship and a productive engagement with their local communities and the people within them. CARE certification creates value by communicating the invaluable role that farmers and ranchers play in each of these pillars. CARE is an additional $500 if bundling with SAV, NHTC, VNB, and $750 if standing alone. Per head and EID tag fees + travel will also be added. IMI Global’s skilled beef team will focus on the following during your initial phone interview. If you do not have the necessary documents in place, they will assist you in building them.

PROCESS To begin, simply download and fill out the CharAdvantage form available here. Once form is filled out submit to becky@beefcenter.org. Phone assistance is also available by calling (816) 401-6427. Enrollments can be paid for by check or by credit card over the phone. Once enrollment is paid for, the tags can be ordered and will usually arrive in 7-10 business days. This set of tags will be assigned to your operation’s premise according to the enrolled year. IMI Global will then contact the participant to perform a desktop audit via phone, to ensure all program rules are in compliance. Once approved, CharAdvantage staff will email and mail a copy of the CharAdvantage certificate which can presented at time of cattle marketing. REQUIREMENTS 75% of either sires or dams represented in the calf crop must be registered or recorded with AICA. Registration or recordation numbers of sires must be included on the enrollment form, regardless of ownership of the sire. Groups of calves must predominately show Charolais characteristic (color). All cattle enrolled must have a known age, as determined by the date of the first calf and last calf born in the calving season; or by individual birth dates of each calf. Enrollments can only be made by the original owner of the cattle, and cattle must be owned by this participant at time of enrollment All enrolled cattle must be tagged with a CharAdvantage EID tag at time of shipping. For more information, contact: Colt Keffer, Director of Industry Relations & Sales (765) 376-8784 • ckeffer@charolaisusa.com

Charolais David and Annette Bonacker 314-974-5230 • bonakrfam@sbcglobal.net Your Source For Quality Performance Tested Bulls

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Animal Husbandry: • Animal Care and Wellbeing Policies and Practices • Employee Animal Care Training • Animal Health and Nutrition Plan • Safe Transport • Facilities Used Allow Cattle to Express Natural Behaviors Environmental Stewardship: • Land and Water Resources • Carbon Sequestration • Grazing Management Plan • Animal Productivity • Waste Management • Energy Reduction • Long-Term Strategy

People & Community: • Safe Working Environment • Fair Compensation and Treatment • Growth and Development Opportunities • Legacy and Succession Planning • Local Community Support

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Cattlemen’s Congress Cattle Show Founded Source: Cattlemen’s Congress - — JD Rosman New cattle show comes to Oklahoma City amid the cancellation of the National Western Stock Show. The Cattlemen’s Congress cattle show was founded and is set to be held January 2 – 17, 2021 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. The cattle show is open to cattle breeders across North America to come exhibit their elite genetics. The show will include open and junior breeding cattle shows, pen cattle shows, a junior market steer show, prospect steer and heifer shows, national cattle sales and an industry leading trade-show. “We would like to welcome everyone to the Cattlemen’s Congress,” said Tyler Norvell, President of the OYE Onward Foundation. “Here in the heart of cattle country, Oklahoma City is the perfect venue for the Cattlemen’s Congress to be held. “The Cattlemen’s Congress board of directors and our management team at the Oklahoma Youth Expo are excited to host this elite cattle show,” Norvell said. Oklahoma City offers great show facilities at the OKC Fairgrounds, numerous hotels and great event venues. A tentative schedule can be found below or online at cattlemenscongress.com “Our goal is to provide an elite cattle show for both junior and open exhibitors,” said Jarold Callahan, board member of the Cattlemen’s Congress. “We’ve worked to partner with the breed associations and show management teams that can offer the best experience of competition, comradery and genetics that the cattle industry has to offer.”

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A complete premium book, entry information, hotels, sponsors and the latest show information can be found online at cattlemenscongress.com.

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“Our team is diligently working to coordinate show logistics, organize national sales and events in a safe, socially distanced environment,” Norvell said. “We are working to secure sponsorships for this grand event and we hope to see you in Oklahoma City this coming January.” For the latest information regarding the Cattlemen’s Congress, visit our website, cattlemenscongress.com.

2021 Tentative Livestock Judging Schedule SBSA - Super Barn Sale Arena B3SA - Barn 3 Sale Arena JN - Jim Norick Arena PER - Performance Arena FRIDAY, JANUARY 1 8:00 am Breeding Cattle Arrival and Stalling Red Angus, Gelbvieh, Limousin SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 8:00 am Breeding Cattle Arrival and Stalling Angus, Hereford SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 8:00 am Breeding Cattle Arrival and Stalling 5:00 pm National Limousin Sale - Embassy Suites Hotel MONDAY, JANUARY 4 8:00 am National Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Show - JN 8:00 am Regional Red Angus Junior Show - JN 10:00 am Gelbvieh & Balancer Futurity - JN TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 9:00 am National Red Angus Pen Show – PER 9:00 am National Limousin Junior Heifer/Lim-Flex Show & National Limousin MOE Show to follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Junior show – JN 9:00 am Gelbvieh & Balancer Heifer & Bull Pen Show – PER 1:00 pm National Limousin MOE Show – JN 1:00 pm OKC Cattlemen’s Congress Red Revolution Sale – SBSA 6:00 pm Gelbvieh Sale - SBSA 10:00 am Breeding Cattle Arrival and Stalling Maine Anjou Pen, Charolais Pen WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 9:00 am National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show – JN 9:00 am National Red Angus Open Show –JN 9:00 am Limousin & Lim Flex Pen Show –PER 5:00 pm Bases Loaded Sale - Heritage Center THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 8:00 am National Hereford Junior Heifer Show – JN 8:00 am Junior Angus Breeding Heifer Show –JN 9:00 am Herd Sire Display Opens - Barn 8 2:30 pm “Denim & Diamonds” Sale Cattle Display – SBSA 5:00 pm “Denim & Diamonds” Sale - SBSA 10:00 am Breeding Cattle Arrival and Stalling Simmental Pen, Maine Anjou Open/Jr, Charolais Open/Jr FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 9:00 am National Hereford Bull Show – JN 9:00 am Super ROV Angus Bull Show –JN 9:00 am Herd Sire Display Opens - Barn 8 1:00 pm National Maine-Anjou/MaineTainer Sale Bull Evaluation – PER


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USMEF Details Creative Global Marketing Solutions, Elects New Officer Team Source: USMEF

tensions on non-agricultural issues don’t interfere.

Adapting market development programs for U.S. pork, beef and lamb to a COVID-impacted world and meeting the rapidly changing needs of international consumers were dominant themes of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference, which was held virtually November 10-13.

“We need to find a way where we’re honest about our differences - where we push back on the Chinese when they’re crossing the line, or we actually cooperate,” she said. “And I think one of those areas is agricultural exports. It’s really a sign of elegance and status in China to serve high-quality beef, pork, everything. [China’s middle class] wants things to be safe and natural and clean, and U.S. meat has all of those attributes. So, I think the market is there for you if the governments don’t get in each other’s way.”

USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom kicked off the conference with a recap of 2020 export results, noting that U.S. pork exports are on a record pace, while beef exports have trended lower but are poised for a strong finish to the year. Halstrom noted that the recovery of foodservice activity in most key Asian markets is providing momentum for U.S. beef, with demand bolstered further by tightening supplies from Australia. He added that while pork exports to China have begun to cool from the unprecedented levels seen earlier this year, China’s demand will remain strong in 2021 and U.S. pork is well-positioned for growth in Japan, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Central and South America. Keynote speaker Anja Manuel, a former diplomat, author and leading advisor on emerging markets cited recent experience with pandemics as one of the reasons many Asian countries have recovered more rapidly from COVID-19 compared to the U.S., Europe and Latin America. “They have the experience of SARS and MERS, so they’ve been through a pandemic before,” Manuel said. “Their health systems are nationalized, so it’s easier than here to get everybody on the same page. They’re going to come back faster economically than the rest of us.”

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Day two of the conference was highlighted by a panel discussion on creative marketing strategies. USMEF members heard from Joel Haggard, senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, South Korea director Jihae Yang and Gerardo Rodriguez, marketing director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic, on the challenges involved in meeting consumers’ needs through various stages of COVID-related restrictions. All noted that the surge in e-commerce, online ordering and delivery services, as well as expanded options for preparing higher-end meals at home, are likely to endure well into the future, even as restrictions are eased. The conference concluded Friday with a presentation by former assistant U.S. trade representative Sharon Bomer Lauritsen and the election of USMEF’s new officer team. Bomer Lauritsen, who recently retired from the U.S. government after 29 years of service and is now a trade policy consultant at Ag Trade Strategies, LLC, recapped many key trade breakthroughs for U.S. red meat over the years. She noted that while the Trump administration’s approach to tariffs and trade sometimes put agricultural exports in a negative position, it also helped bring key trading partners such as Japan and (Continued on page 52)


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China to the negotiating table on longstanding market access obstacles for U.S. beef and pork. She also offered a preview of what to expect from a new administration.

voices, and keep the rules of trade strong and enforced to ensure that American agricultural exports continue to thrive.”

“President-elect Biden has stated his priority will be fixing domestic issues first, but that doesn’t mean that the new administration at lower levels can’t lay the groundwork to build constructive relationships and a foundation for trade negotiation,” she said. “Biden also hasn’t rejected engaging on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), but has stated the U.S. would need to see changes. I think it’s possible to move forward with a Japan negotiation, although automotive issues will be difficult and could have ramifications for agriculture.”

The new USMEF chair is Pat Binger, who leads international meat sales for Cargill Protein North America. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Binger has been in the red meat industry for 33 years, including 17 years directing Cargill Protein’s overseas network of offices. He succeeds Idaho cattle feeder Cevin Jones, who chaired the organization for the past year.

Bomer Lauritsen feels that more than ever, the agricultural sector will need a unified voice.

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“Agriculture will need to speak up with the new administration on its priorities, and we need to strengthen the bipartisan nature of American agriculture,” she said. “Over the past 30 years I’ve seen it to a small degree falling apart. There has never been a more important time to maintain a strong and unified agriculture and agribusiness voice at the state level, and in Washington, D.C., to balance the industrial voices. U.S. agriculture will need to defend and advance its interests, make sure they are heard over the non-ag

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Raised on a diversified farm in northeastern South Dakota and a graduate of Northern State University, Binger joined Cargill subsidiary Excel Corporation in 1987. His first opportunity to become deeply involved in international marketing came in 1991. “While working in sales for another Cargill subsidiary, I was asked if I was interested in assuming responsibility for a small export business we had at that time,” Binger said. “Although I didn’t have any export experience, I said, ‘Absolutely!’ Shortly thereafter, I took a threeweek trip to eight countries, traveling throughout Asia, meeting customers and gaining market exposure. I returned from that trip really excited about international business and the global red meat trade, and it’s been a passion of mine ever since.” (Continued on page 54)


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Despite facing trade barriers and an uncertain economic climate in many key regions of the world, Binger sees excellent prospects for further expansion of U.S. red meat’s global footprint.

USMEF Update

“From a carcass utilization standpoint, we need to continue to find ways to expand our export product mix - that’s a big opportunity going forward,” he said. “Additionally, there are items today that our industry is not getting boxed, either due to lack of labor or a combination of labor and complexity, and that’s another opportunity that we need to manage through. But all in all, I am very optimistic about the U.S. red meat industry’s ability to take on challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead. I remain excited and highly encouraged about the future of our industry.”

September exports of U.S. pork increased 10% yearover-year, keeping 2020 exports on a record pace, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports were fairly steady with last year in major Asian markets but trended lower overall.

Mark Swanson, chief executive officer of Coloradobased Birko Corporation, is USMEF’s new chair-elect. Dean Meyer, a corn, soybean and livestock producer from Rock Rapids, Iowa, will serve as vice chair. The newest member of the USMEF officer team is SecretaryTreasurer Randy Spronk of Edgerton, Minnesota. A past president of the National Pork Producers Council and the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, Spronk also served as chair of USMEF’s Pork and Allied Industries Committee and represented the pork producing and feeding sector on the USMEF Executive Committee. He serves on the board of directors of Wholestone Farms and is president and managing partner for Spronk Brothers Holding, which includes operations that produce pork and feedgrains, along with feed milling and delivery. USMEF presented its 2020 Distinguished Service Award to Richard Wortham, executive vice president of the Texas Beef Council, while Bomer Lauritsen received the organization’s Michael J. Mansfield Award. More information on these awards is available online. USMEF’s next meeting is the 2021 USMEF Spring Conference, which is set for May 26-28 in Minneapolis. For questions, please contact Joe Schuele or call 303547-0030.

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Pork exports reached 222,475 metric tons (mt) in September, with value increasing 6% to $563.2 million. Shipments to China/Hong Kong remained higher than a year ago in September but made up a smaller share of the global total compared to recent months, as exports set a new record for Canada and increased year-overyear to Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Chile and the Caribbean. Through the first three quarters of the year, pork exports were 16% ahead of last year’s record pace in both volume (2.22 million mt) and value ($5.69 billion). The increases were even stronger for pork muscle cuts, jumping 22% to 1.87 million mt valued at $4.93 billion (up 19%). “Exporting countries are watching the hog production recovery in China very closely, because we know its demand for imported pork is moderating,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “While USMEF is pleased to see U.S. pork exports to China/Hong Kong maintaining a strong pace, it is vitally important that our export destinations remain diversified. The U.S. industry continues to pursue this goal aggressively, both in the Asia Pacific region and the Western Hemisphere.” September beef exports were down 6% from a year ago to 103,277 mt, valued at $600.9 million (down 9%). Coming off record performances in August, exports to South Korea and Taiwan remained strong and exports set another new record in China. However, COVID-19 related obstacles continued to negatively impact demand for U.S. beef in several key markets, especially Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. “Although restaurant traffic and foodservice activity are not back to normal in most Asian markets, USMEF is very encouraged by the recovery in Asia and this was


especially evident in the strong August and September exports of U.S. beef to Korea, Taiwan and China,” Halstrom said. “As we close out the year, U.S. beef has a great opportunity to capture greater market share in Asia due to tightening supplies from Australia. While it will require more time, we also expect U.S. beef to regain momentum in regions where beef demand depends more heavily on travel and tourism, and where e-commerce channels are not as well-developed.” For January through September, beef exports trailed last year’s pace by 8% in volume (911,936 mt) and 9% in value ($5.55 billion). September exports of U.S. lamb were higher than a year ago in both volume (1,971 mt, up 37%) and value ($2 million, up 13%). Driven by strong demand in Mexico, January-September exports increased 36% to 16,399 mt, though value was down 1% to $19 million. In addition to Mexico, lamb muscle cut exports increased to Bermuda, Hong Kong, Japan and Kuwait. A detailed summary of January-September exports for U.S. pork, beef and lamb is available from the USMEF website.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1% Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on November 1, 2020. The inventory was 1% above November 1, 2019. This is the highest November 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.19 million head, 11% below 2019. Net placements were 2.13 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 570,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 495,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 387,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 185,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 90,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.87 million head, slightly below 2019. Other disappearance totaled 63,000 head during October, 7% above 2019.

For questions, please contact Joe Schuele or call 303547-0030.

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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen The November 3 meeting was held at Joplin Regional Stockyards in conjunction with the Missouri Steer Feedout Weigh-in and Evaluation. Almost 50 steers were weighed in at an average of 646 pounds. The weight range was from 464 to 842 pounds. Rick Huffman, Missouri Department of Agriculture Market News Reporter for southwest Missouri feeder cattle markets, graded the steers as mostly large framed, 1-muscle, 6-body condition scores. His set-in price average for the January to March calves was $136.70. The panel of evaluators for each group were Bailey Moore and Skyler Moore from Joplin Stockyards and Tawnie DeJong. Tawnie is the new livestock judging coach and animal science instructor from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a native of South Dakota and recently received her master’s degree from Michigan State.

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The audience had an opportunity to evaluate the steers and turn in a card that picked the group of steers that would gain the most, have the highest quality grades when finished, and have the best feed-to-gain ratio. The most popular audience group for quality grade was from Jeff Goodnight, Republic and were five purebred Angus. The top vote-getter for daily gain was five head of Hereford x Brangus calves entered by Duane Walker, Neosho. Those two groups were also chosen for the best feed-to-gain ratio in a close vote. Mark Russell, with Missouri Beef Industry Council, was also in attendance and updated the audience on activities currently being carried out by MBIC. He also gave away caps and signage with the help of Scynthia

Tawnia DeJong comments on a group of steers that caught her eye.

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St. Clair County St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association held their 27th annual meeting Saturday, November 7 at the Assembly of God Church in Osceola. There were 77 members and guests in attendance. The Landmark Restaurant along with Clint Johnson and the Lakeland FFA served a good meal. A special thank you to our annual meeting sponsors: Bartz Tax and Accounting, Burns Custom Spraying LLC, Cook Tractor Parts, Inc., Golden Valley Tractor, H & E West Missouri Vet Clinic, Heritage Tractor, Landmark Restaurant, Osage Valley Electric, Osceola Abstract and Title, Powell Meat Company, Sugarfoot BBQ, and Wheeler Livestock Auction. The Lakeland FFA, and Osceola FFA gave updates on their activities. Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s gave us an update on their activities. Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri, talked about the Cattle Outlook and COOL Labeling. St. Clair County Cattlemen started the MOBeef for MOKids program started in our county in 2019. We have currently donated 14 head to date. We would like to Thank the following who have since donated to the program: 2019 – Byron Wheeler, Paul Wheeler, Larry Shelby, Austin Shelby, Weston Shelby, Mike Nance, Josh Salmon, Eddie Meredith, Johnson Ranch, Howard Taber, Joe Shelby, Robert Salmon, Willie Davis, Donnahue Farms, Don Payton, Phillip Johnston, and Raysha Tate. 2020 – Bill Creek, Community First Bank, Dull & Heany LLC, Gregg Smith Ford, Hawthorne Banke, Jim Falk Motors, John and Megan Swaters, Legacy Bank and Trust, Oakstar Bank and Phillip and Carol Johnston.

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St. Clair County Cattlemen recognized Patrick Buchen and Justin Branson for donating the half of beef and processing for our annual fundraiser. The beef fundraiser raised over $2,000 this year. St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association likes to recognize individuals that have a long-term commitment to the organization. The people selected have been very valuable to helping the organization become what it is today. This year’s award went to Paul and Marion Wheeler. Justin Austin, Kaylee Lower, and Kendra Stewart were awarded $2,000 scholarships to go towards their agricultural degrees.

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Last year, at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention in January, St. Clair County Cattlemen were awarded Overall County Affiliate and won a Gallagher Scale Kit valued at $3,600. The cattlemen will be auctioning off the scales on January 2, 2021, at 6 p.m. at Wheeler Livestock Auction. We encourage you all to be present as the money will go to help our organization. Thanks to all who came!

Paul Wheeler, Pioneer Award Recipient

Thank you to Patrick Buchen.

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Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association The Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) met November 10 for the group’s annual meeting at Prairie Grove School south of Buffalo. There were 120 members and guests in attendance. As always, everyone enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner complete with plenty of sides and desserts. We want to thank Ruby Hostetler and Gloria Miller as well as their cooking crew for their efforts in preparing the wonderful meal. Everyone always looks forward to Mike Deering attending our meeting. Mike updated the group on what is happening at the state level. Mike mentioned that we will not have to pay any state income tax on CFAP payments and urged producers to utilize the program. We also appreciate MCA President Marvin Dieckman attending and offering his remarks. Also speaking to the group that evening was Kevin Johansen from Lebanon. Kevin’s company “AgButler” (via an app) provides on-demand jobs, giving farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies. Kevin hopes this will help be a solution to rural labor shortage.

MCA President, Marvin Dieckman addressing the Dallas county group.

DCCA officers for the upcoming year will remain the same. A “We Must Stand United Fundraiser” hosted by the Missouri Pet Breeders Association was held at the school on October 13 with DCCA members invited. The speaker for the event was Protect the Harvest President Dale Ludwig. Over $6,000 was raised through a silent auction, live auction, and donations. We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. May all of us stay safe as we head into the Christmas season. We have faith the new year will be better.

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The Douglas/Wright County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 6 p.m. in Mountain Grove, Missouri, at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. The group enjoyed a steak dinner with sides sponsored by Heritage Tractor of West Plains, Missouri.

In Nodaway County, it has been a time-honored tradition that the downtown stores in Maryville will open their doors to greet children and hand out candy for a planned event a day or two before Halloween. This year, Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association partnered with the Elks Lodge 760 to provide all beef hot dogs for this fall event. In total, over 700 all-beef hot dogs and over 20 gallons of Kool-Aid were served to participants and the community had an opportunity to come together for some small town fun.

President Ernie Ehlers welcomed the group and gave a treasury report. Ron Wright asked the blessing before the meal, and 41 members in attendance enjoyed fellowship during dinner. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a representative from Heritage Tractor was not in attendance. However, flyers were placed on each table advertising year-end specials. The Douglas/Wright County group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Mountain Grove, Missouri. We will auction off Landry Golden’s heifer’s heifer calf that was born earlier this year. Cattlemen in the area are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Common Sense with Baxter Black Pleasure Horse I consider myself, among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden — workin’ animals from this man’s point of view. Up until about 50 years ago, that would describe most of the horses vets worked on. I was always a little vain about distinguishing that my patients worked for a living, earned their daily oats and made a contribution to the good of mankind. Backyard horse practice was always ranked with spayin’ cats and trimming Chihuahuas’ toenails.

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That same kind of snobbery still exists, I think. Somehow working on a valuable race horse, a Tennessee walkin’ show horse, an endurance Arabian, a Budweiser Clydesdale, Fred Whitfield’s ropin’ horse, Kathy Petersen’s barrel racin’ horse, a New York City policeman’s horse, a ranch horse, a rodeo bucker,

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a Quarterhorse cutter, an outfitter’s pack mule or a Lippizan performer is interpreted as doing something more worthwhile than floating the teeth on a backyard plug. These working horses have a purpose. That dignifies your veterinary efforts and lends some value to your education and experience. All your acquired ability isn’t being wasted in frivolous endeavor on a horse that isn’t really workin’ for a livin’. But, with all that being said, what’s work to a horse? Is


it something they feel good about? Does it give them a sense of self worth? Of course not. Example: “Well, my little mare, I better finish this hay. Crooked Jack will be comin’ to take me to the mall where I can walk in circles all day giving joy to little boys and girls.”

Ah, but you good horsemen say, “This horse loves to run,” or “He was born to buck,” or “I can tell he loves to pull this plow. He can’t wait for me to crack this whip!” I see them run and kick up their heels in an open pasture, but not for long. Are they having fun? Can horses have fun? Are they bored? Can they get bored?

“I’m so proud of you, Geldy. You bring so much happiness into the world.”

I’d be hard put to argue that they can’t have fun, get bored or get mad.

Coyote Cowboy Proverb: Work to a horse is anything he does because you make him do it.

Horses are domesticated animals. Under the care of and at the pleasure of those who pay for their keep. It is not their choice. It is ours. Like teenagers, if we give them room and board, we expect something in return. At our pleasure, even if our pleasure is team roping, showing Arabians or just a good companion.

I tell people my horse likes to rope. Meaning, I guess, that he likes to chase cattle. But he spends a lot of time in the pasture with cows and calves. I’ve never seen him chase them on his day off.

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High-Performing Cattle Earn Esteemed Grid Master Award Source: RAAA DENVER –The Grid Master Award, an honor bestowed by the Red Angus Association of America, is earned by operations that have successfully combined superior Red Angus genetics, skillful feeding and wellplanned marketing to achieve success in the production of superior beef carcasses. “This year, Red Angus producers once again raised the bar by marketing cattle that achieved highest percentage of premium product in the history of the Grid Master Award program. Our hats are off to the producers that earned honors on more than 30 loads of cattle – this year’s winners averaged 96.5% Choice and above. Commerical Red Angus producers continue to push the envelope of excellence,” said Nolan Woodruff, RAAA commercial marketing specialist. To be named a Grid Master, Red Angus or Red Angusinfluenced cattle entries must be enrolled in RAAA’s Feeder Calf Certification Program or the Allied Access tag program, and must achieve a minimum level of carcass excellence. The program is open to both conventionally and naturally fed cattle. Conventionally fed Red Angus cattle must be marketed in lots of at least 30 head, reach a minimum of 85% Choice and Prime and have a maximum of 5% Yield Grade 4s.

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Naturally fed Red Angus cattle must also be marketed in lots of at least 30 head, achieve 90% Choice and Prime or better, with a maximum of 10% Yield Grade 4s.

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Hwy 42 West • Vienna Missouri 65582 45 Miles South of Jefferson City Selling All classes of Cattle Wednesday • 10:00 a.m. Featuring ‘Star-Vac Program’ Cattle Weekly DVAuction Service for convenient online viewing & bidding For More Information Call… David Patton Office Ross Patton Bill Patton 573-308-6655 573-422-3305 573-308-6657 573-308-6658 Visit our website: www.scrsvienna.com or E-mail us: scrsvienna@gmail.com “Make South Central your Livestock Market”

This year, 33 Red Angus cattle operations from around the country earned Grid Master awards. Honorees include the following:

Conventionally Fed Division

• Ammann Red Angus, Wilmot, South Dakota, fed at Vandiver Farms Feedyard, Camden, Missouri. • Anderson Land & Cattle, Oberlin, Kansas, earned Grid Master honors on three loads, home fed. • Circle Pi Ranch – Troy Olson, May, Idaho, fed at Darr Feedlot, Inc., Cozad, Nebraska. • Cross Diamond Cattle Company, Bertrand, Nebraska, fed by ADM Animal Nutrition, Quincy, Illinois. • Hueftle Cattle Co, Cozad, Nebraska, earned Grid Master honors on eight loads, home fed. • Lorenzen Ranches, Bend, Oregon, home fed. • Meyer Family Farms, Brunswick, Missouri, earned Grid Master honors on two loads, fed at Kinsley Feeders, Kinsley, Kansas. • Pelton Red Angus, Burdett, Kansas, fed at Anderson Land & Cattle, Oberlin, Kansas. • Phillips Ranch, Selden, Kansas, earned Grid Master honors on three loads, fed by Stephen Farms, Inc., Menlo, Kansas. • Prairie Dog Creek Cattle, Dresden, Kansas, earned Grid Master honors on two loads, home fed. • Shaw Ranch, Joes, Colorado, earned Grid Master honors on two loads, fed by Chappell Feedyard, Chappell, Nebraska. • Steven Meyer, Brunswick, Missouri, fed at Kinsley Feeders, Kinsley, Kansas.

Naturally Fed Division

• Meyer Company Ranch, Helmville, Montana, fed by Beef City Feeders, McClave, Colorado. • Skinner Ranch, Jordan Valley, Oregon, fed by N.A. Timmermann, Inc., Sterling, Colorado. • Otley Brothers, Inc., Diamond, Oregon, fed by Beef Northwest Feeders, Boardman, Oregon. • DeLong Ranches, Inc., Winnemucca, Nevada, fed by Five Rivers Cattle Feeding – Kuner Yard, Kersey, Colorado. • Spreutels Farms Red Angus, Koshkonong, Missouri, earned Grid Master honors on two loads, home fed. • Christensen Brothers, Inc., Weldona, Colorado, home fed. For those who would like additional information on the Grid Master Award program, or to learn more about the Red Angus-specific marketing grids and the FCCP program, please contact Nolan Woodruff at nolan@ redangus.org or call (805) 861-0996.


Missouri Red Angus Breeders

K Farms Red Angus K Bulls and Heifers Ken & Brenda Keesaman 816-675-2503 • C: 816-390-4988 Kody Keesaman 816-724-1432 Kolten Keesaman 816-808-2846 3803 SW Rogers Rd. • Osborn, MO 64474 Ken@kkfarmsredangus.com www.kkfarmsredangus.com Visit us on Facebook at KK Farms Red Angus Cattle

Balancing Performance with Maternal

Mike and Stephanie Smith Columbia, Missouri 573-881-0395 • 573-449-1809

MAPLEWOOD ACRES FARM

Matt & Jennifer Boatright David & Mariah Boatright 29775 Pony Path Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301

Jerry Ellis 660-909-6110

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Centerview, MO ellisjerryd@hotmail.com

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MU Spreadsheet Tracks, Evaluates Colostrum Management Source: University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension dairy veterinarian Scott Poock has developed a spreadsheet to track and evaluate colostrum management data in dairy calves. The spreadsheet comes in response to the latest National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) survey by Jason Lombard’s calf specialist group, which recently published a paper on the subject in the Journal of Dairy Science. The researchers favor a more complete evaluation system for calf passive immunity than the current pass-fail test. In creating the spreadsheet, Poock received input from Lombard and Sandra Godden, professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota. Evaluation of the colostrum management data can help producers reduce calf mortality and disease, Poock said. The spreadsheet is the latest accomplishment of the MU Foremost Dairy colostrum management system, which exceeds Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s Gold Standards, he said. A newborn calf’s first meal is critical to reducing disease and death. The colostrum protects the calf by passive transfer of immunity through immunoglobulin G (IgG) when it is at its highest point. The IgG protects the calf until its own immune system strengthens. It also provides vital nutrients to get calves off to a healthy start and reduce first-year mortality. This benefit extends into the productive life of the animal as well. Getting colostrum into the calves shortly after birth reduces levels of pneumonia, scours and death. Calves that do not receive high-quality colostrum right after birth often show poor growth and have higher cull rates.

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Poock’s spreadsheet documents data to benchmark the passive transfer success on a farm.

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This year, MU production medicine students under Poock’s direction evaluated colostrum management at Foremost Dairy and several other farms. Poock’s students test fresh and frozen colostrum from the calf’s dam, or mother. Research shows that calves receive the most IgG when fed 1 gallon (for an average Holstein calf) of the colostrum within six hours of birth, with another feeding in 12 hours.

The new research from the NAHMS survey raises the bar for maternal IgG levels. Previously, 5.2 to 5.5 grams per deciliter of total protein was considered “good” but now may be “fair,” and 6.2 g/dl or higher may be the new “excellent” category. Thus, the latest NAHMS survey on calf passive immunity recommends a more complete evaluation using higher standards than the current pass-fail system. For more information, contact Poock at 573-808-3479 or poocks@missouri.edu.

When Price is Right, Wheat Middlings are Good Cattle Feed Source: University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, Missouri. – At the right price, wheat middlings are a good source of protein, fiber and phosphorus for livestock, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Kendra Graham. Wheat middlings, or midds, are lightweight feeds used in mixes. The middlings are a byproduct of the wheat milling industry that is not flour. Flaky and loose, they are inconvenient to store and transport. They are best suited to being made into pellets, which are denser and less prone to spoilage, bridging and absorbing moisture. Rich in protein, wheat middlings also offer high levels of energy. Cattle find midds easy to digest, and weaning calves do well with them. They are high in fiber, low in starch and they produce little bloat or acidosis when fed in the right amount. On the other hand, wheat middlings are low in calcium. Wheat midds serve as a good high-protein, high-fiber calf creep and beef cow supplement during drought. Price depends on seasonal demand and may be lower in April, May and June, Graham says. Northwestern Missouri producers may find it to be an inexpensive feed due to lower transportation costs from Kansas, the nation’s largest producer of wheat. Barges also deliver them at St. Louis docks on the Mississippi River.


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The ASA has Designated Cattlemen’s Congress as the 2020-2021 National Simmental Show The American Simmental Association Board of Trustees met October 5 th to discuss alternative plans due to the postponement of the 2021 National Western Stock Show. The Board voted to recognize the Cattlemen’s Congress, held January 2-17 as the National Simmental Show for the 2020-2021 Show Season. The Congress will serve as a Major PTP Ring of Champions points show as well. This event will showcase some of the greatest show cattle in the Simmental breed vying for the annual championships.

breed’s most elite in competition for Major PTP Ring of Champions show points.

Also, in January the ASA is recognizing The Nebraskan Livestock Show, which is to be held in Grand Island, NE, January 13-18, as a Major PTP Ring of Champions points show. Similar to the National Cattlemen’s Congress, The Nebraskan will highlight some of the

In keeping with its commitment, ASA, along with its partners, formed International Genetic Solutions - the world’s largest genetic evaluation of beef cattle. Learn more at www.simmental.org.

Please stay tuned for the detailed schedule of events and hotel block information for each show. Founded in 1968, the American Simmental Association is headquartered in Bozeman, MT. ASA is committed to leveraging technology, education, and collaboration to accelerate genetic profitability for the beef industry.

Are You Investment Worthy? Source: Chip Kemp - American Simmental Association

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Many of us vested in the seedstock business know that our involvement stems from a pivotal decision somewhere along the way by either ourselves, ancestors, or an influential mentor. That decision to generate and sell seedstock was often driven by the fact that value had to be added to the beef enterprise if it was to stay viable and profitable. The family farm or ranch needed more than a standard commodity could offer. Simply stated, a cow-calf operator made the call to market bulls to give their business a path forward to profitability and survival.

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And this isn’t a shock. Nearly all cow/calf operators function within the commodity business structure. And sadly, recollection of basic economic principles doesn’t seem to be a high priority at present in our society. If it were, more might recall something that we learned in one of those classes. In perfectively competitive markets long-term profits force to zero. American agricultural commodities may be as close to competitive markets (present political wrangling aside) as exist. A brief refresher on this concept can be viewed at Lumen Learning.


And we know this. How many families have one or more members earning incomes off the farm? This isn’t at all new. Growing? Yes. But, not a new phenomenon. There are many resources that will show these trends. Here is just one recent snapshot in time. So along the way, we (or a predecessor) made the decision that we had to find a different way. We had to produce a value-added product if we were going to differentiate ourselves. Many reading this chose seedstock as the value add. Makes sense. The question I have is what are we offering to our customers to give them a similar “light at the end of the tunnel”? It is very possible to be successful in the beef business. To be very clear, I’m more optimistic about those chances than I’ve ever been. We all know many folks who find ways to add advantages to their calves so that buyers are more than willing to pay up. Maybe it is through genetic improvement, or health, or pen uniformity, or timing, etc. Or maybe it is by grabbing the reins and deciding to make cattle that will be successful in the feedyard and on the chain and then retaining ownership on those cattle as often as the market conditions dictate. Possibly, they’ve taken advantage of some direct marketing opportunities that have presented themselves in recent times. Or maybe… or maybe a whole host of things. But, most importantly those that are profitable are not sitting around waiting for others to find those revenue streams for them. They are hustling and turning over

For More Information About Simmental Cattle Please Visit: MissouriSimmental.com

Durham Simmental Farms Your Source for Quality Simmental in Central Missouri

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every rock. They expect their seedstock provider to do the same. We are asking our customers, and to be frank, our kids and our grandkids to buy-in. To invest with us. We could take a non-ag, outsider’s view on investing in our business. I’ll spare you the details, but I’d encourage you to take four minutes and read this perspective. It gives the painful truth, but some value-added optimism as well. We all need to ask ourselves, “Is my operation investment-worthy?” If yes, then drive that home to customers and to family. And continue down the road of helping clientele leverage those situations that help add value to them. If no, then it is time for some serious conversations. None of this is new to you. None of this is novel. So why bring up such a “pain point”? Because your survival depends upon your customers’ survival. And your customers look to you to aid them in that effort. They look to you to help them provide the path forward so that their kids and grandkids can stay on that piece of dirt and raise hard-working, high character future generations that can better our world and our society. This is much less about cattle than it is about purpose and people. Want to improve the world we live in? Want to improve the world your kids live in? Add that kind of value and we all win.

For Your Simmental Needs Contact One of These Missouri Breeders… STEAKS ALIVE John & Jeanne Scorse Semen, embryos and foundation stock available at the ranch P.O. Box 3832 • Joplin, MO 64803 Phone: 417-437-0911 • Fax: 316-856-2338 E-mail: scorsej@steaksalive.com Web Page: http://www.steaksalive.com

LUCAS CATTLE CO. Forrest & Charolotte Lucas Owners

Cleo Fields 417-399-7124 Jeff Reed 417-399-1241 Brandon Atkins 417-399-7142

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Oval F Ranch

Don Fischer • Matt Fischer 816-392-8771 • 816-383 0630 ovalfranch.com • Winston MO

SLAYTON FARMS

Specializing in only RED SIMANGUS Bulls & Females Barry Slayton 417-293-2214 • West Plains

bslayton48@gmail.com

RLE SIMMENTAL

Roger Eakins • 233 N. Bast, Jackson, MO 63755

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Simmental that excel in Phenotype, Performance, Fertility & Carcass Traits

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Stanley M. Bonacker

Ann Long

Stanley M. Bonacker, 84, of Cedar Hill, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020, at his home. Born April 28, 1936, in House Springs, Missouri. He was the son of the late Kenneth E. and Matilda (nee Ficken) Bonacker.

Ann Hammack Long, age 86 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, October 30, 2020 at her home in Butler. She was born April 13, 1934 to Aubrey Jack and Willie Scott Pigford Hammack in Macon, Mississippi.

He was a progressive farmer, raised Charolais cattle, row cropped and owned/operated Windy Hill Charolais Farms, Windy Hill Farm Supply and Arrowhead Sales Facility. He was a member of St. Martin’s United Church of Christ in Dittmer, Missouri. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary J. Bonacker (nee Tripoli) of Cedar Hill, Missouri, Jeff (Karen) Bonacker of Cedar Hill, Missouri, David (Annette) Bonacker of Cedar Hill Missouri and Marsha ( Joey) Patrickus of Camdenton, Missouri. A sister, Loretta Boemler of St Louis, Missouri and a brother, Donald Bonacker of Rogersville, Missouri.

Ann is survived by her husband, Dr. Curtis Long of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Curtis Long Jr and wife Becky of Paola, Kansas and Kent Long and wife Michelle of Butler, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cayman, Moorea and Gemma. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant brother, Little Jack. A visitation for Ann Long was held Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri. Private, family funeral services were held at the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Ohio Street United Methodist Church Endowment Fund. Online condolences, www. schowengerdtchapel.com.

He was very proud of his grandchildren Ryan (Megan), Kristi, Daniel (Alexis), Dylan, Rachael, Michele and LuAnn. His great grandchildren Barrett and Rhett were his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Alvin Bonacker of House Springs, Missouri. His body was donated to science. A memorial gathering was held Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Arrowhead Sales Facility in Cedar Hill at 1 p.m. with a prayer service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Martin’s United Church of Christ, Dittmer, Missouri or a charity of your choice.

CENTRAL MISSOURI SALES CO. 3503 S. Limit • Sedalia, MO

Your Reliable Market In Mid-Missouri Certified Special VACC Calf Sales the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

660-826-8286

Jay Fowler Cary Brodersen E.H. Fowler 660-473-1562 660-473-6373 660-473-1048

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SALE REPORTS NextGen Cattle Co. Flin Hills Classic Sale 09.26.20 • Paxico, KS 154 Beefmaster Bulls......................................Avg. $7,101 63 Charolais Bulls..........................................Avg. $5,580 25 Purebred Beefmaster Females.................Avg. $19,860 38 Commercial Females.................................Avg. $1,850 Gardiner Angus Ranch 16th Annual Fall Production Sale 09.28.20• Ashland, KS 174 20 mo. old bulls.......................................Avg. $6,346 142 16 mo. old bulls.......................................Avg. $4,921 316 Total Bulls...............................................Avg. $5,706 13 Bred registered cows..................................Avg. $4,288 26 Bred registered heifers...............................Avg. $6,548 39 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $5,795 Total Registered Lots / 355 Head...................Avg. $5,715 271 Bred commercial heifers.........................Avg. $1,994 1 Load lots bred commercial heifers..............Avg. $2,000 383 Total Lots / 647 Head.............................Avg. $4,036 Byergo Angus Sale 10.10.20 • Savannah, MO • 114 lots 58 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $4,629 56 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $4,697 Total...................................................................$531,550

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Bonebrake Herefords Female Production Sale 10.10.20 • Buffalo, MO • 22 lots 22 Females......................................................Avg. $2,482 Total.....................................................................$54,610

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Spur Ranch Sale 10.23.20 • Vinita, OK 133 Total Registered Bulls..............................Avg. $4,672 45 Commercial Open Heifers........................Avg. $1,172 141 Commercial Bred Cows..........................Avg. $1,808 133 Commercial Pairs....................................Avg. $2,205 452 Reported Sale Total $1,222,500.............Avg. $2,704 Mead Angus Farm Sale 10.24.20 • Barnett, MO 167 Total Registered Bulls..............................Avg. $4,505 169 Total Registered Females........................Avg. $2,311 336 Reported Sale Total $1,142,800.............Avg. $3,401 Ladies of the Royal National Hereford Sale 10.24.20 • Kansas City, MO 13 Females......................................................Avg. $4,519 16 Embryos.......................................................Avg. $484 29 Reported Sale Total $66,500....................Avg. $2,293 New Day Genetics Fall Bull Sale 10.24.20 • Salem, MO 89 SimAngus and Simmental Bulls................Avg. $3,642 41 Commercial Bred Heifers.........................Avg. $1,649 Baker Angus Sale 10.25.20 • Butler, MO 47 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $4,974 64 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $2,610 111 Reported Sale Total $400,850................Avg. $3,611 Fink Beef Genetics Sale 10.28.20 • Randolph, KS 102 Total Registered Yrlg Bulls......................Avg. $4,982 36 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $2,773 138 Reported Sale Total $608100.................Avg. $4,406


Wall Street Cattle Co. Sale 10.31.20 • Lebanon, MO 2 Registered Bulls.........................................Avg. $22,500 94 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $7,830 99 Reported Sale Total $813,600..................Avg. $8,218 McBee Cattle Company 5th Annual Fall SELECTION DAY 2020 10.31.20 • Fayette, MO 8 Braunvieh Purebred bulls............................Avg. $4,400 12 McBeef Builder Hybrid bulls....................Avg. $4,345 20 Total bulls..................................................Avg. $4,367 7 Braunvieh Purebred spring bred heifers.....Avg. $2,757 20 McBeef Builder Hybrid spring bred heifers........................Avg. $2,384 18 BU Influ halfblood spring bred heifers....Avg. $1,989 WMC Cattle Co. Sale 11.01.20 • Springfield, MO 46.6 Bulls........................................................Avg. $3,888 59 Commercial Females.................................Avg. $1,596 105.5 Reported Sale Total $274,960........Avg. $2,606.25 GENEPLUS @ Chimney Rock Cattle Co. Sale 11.06.20 • Concord, AR Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Female Averages 41 Open Heifers.............................................Avg. $4,134 33 Bred Heifers..............................................Avg. $5,068 15 3N1s .........................................................Avg. $5,617 4 Pen Show Champions.................................Avg. $4,250 3 Donors......................................................Avg. $24,667 1 Herd Sire...................................................Avg. $18,000 Total 97 Lots Gross $530,000...................Avg. $5,463.92

GENEPLUS @ Chimney Rock Cattle Co. Sale 11.07.20 • Concord, AR Registered Brangus and Ultrablack Bull Averages Coming 2.......................................................Avg. $4,946 Yearling..........................................................Avg. $4,095 Total 142 Lots Gross $624,950.................Avg. $4,401.06 Commercial Females 146 Bred Heifers ...........................................Avg. $1,809 46 Open Heifers.............................................Avg. $1,277 Total 192 Head Gross $322,800...............Avg. $1,681.25

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Worthington Angus Sale 11.07.20 • Dadeville, MO 20 Older Bulls................................................Avg. $5,937 9 yrlg Bulls......................................................Avg. $4,455 92 Commercial Bred Heifer...........................Avg. $1,758 29 Reported Sale Total $158,850..................Avg. $5,477

Kingsville Livestock Auction Kingsville, Missouri Hwy. 58 • 45 Miles SE of Kansas City, MO

Special Cow & Bull Sale Saturday, December 19 • 11:00 a.m. For information call Rick or Jeremy Anstine

816-597-3331 or 816-732-6070

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Missouri Hereford Assn. Opportunity Sale, Sedalia, MO Wright Charolais 10th Annual Female Sale, Kearney, MO Southeast Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale, Fuitland, MO Missouri Hereford Association Opportunity Sale, Sedalia, MO FB5K Complete & Total Dispersal Sale, JRS, Carthage, MO Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale, Farmington, MO Northeast Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale, Palmyra, MO Nichols Farms Sale, Bridgewater, IA Hoover Angus Production Sale, Creston, IA Loonan Stock Farm Sale, Corning, IA J&N Black Hereford Sale, Leavenworth, KS Crooked Creek Angus Sale, Clarinda, IA Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, IA Galaxy Beef Production Sale, Macon, MO Byergo Angus Sale, Savannah, MO Jamison Hereford Bull Sale, Quinter, KS

Callaway Livestock Center, Inc.

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1st Thursday Nite of Each Month: 6:00 p.m. Bred Cows and Breeding Bull Sale

John P. Harrison 573-386-5150 Jack Harrison 573-386-2186 David Bell 660-327-5633

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Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale, Kingsville, MO 64th Missouri Angus Breeders Futurity Sale, Columbia, MO Express Ranches Spring Bull Sale, Yukon, OK Mead Farms Spring Sale, Versailles, MO Peterson Farms Bull Sale, Mountain Grove, MO Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull & Female Sale, Hope, AR Schlager Angus Production Sale, Palmyra, MO Sampson Annual Bull Sale, Kirksville, MO Wright Charolais Bull Sale, Kearney, MO Express Honor Roll Sale, Yukon, OK Heart of the Ozarks Angus Sale, West Plains, MO Seedstock Plus Red Reward Bull & Female Sale, Osceola, MO Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO Valley Oaks Spring Sale, Lone Jack, MO Marshall & Fenner Farms Sale, Marshall, MO THM Land & Cattle Sale, Vienna, MO Pinegar Annual Herdbuilder XXVII Sale, Springfield, MO Falling Timber Farm Sale, Marthasville, MO Aschermann Charolais Bull Sale, Carthage, MO Brinkley Angus Ranch Sale, Green City, MO Mississippi Valley Angus Sale, Palmyra, MO


March 27 Worthington Angus Sale, Dadeville, MO March 27 Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale, Carthage, MO April 1 Hunter Angus Sale, Fair Grove, MO April 2 Meyer Cattle Co. Sale Curryville, MO April 3 Four State Angus Association Sale Springfield, MO April 3 Show-Me Classic Bull & Female Sale, Windsor, MO April 3 B/F Cattle Co. Spring Maternal Integrity Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull Sale, Butler, MO April 5 Brockmere Farms Inc. Sale, New Cambria, MO April 9 Howard County Angus Association Sale, Fayette, MO April 10 Central Missouri Polled Hereford Sale, Cuba, MO April 10 Renaissance Sale, Strafford, MO April 13 Sydenstricker Genetic Influence Sale New Cambria, MO April 17 East CentralMissouri Angus Association Sale, Cuba, MO April 21 Ade Polled Hereford Bull & Female Sale, Amsterdam, MO April 23 NextGen Cattle Co. Spirng Event Sale, Paxico, KS May 8 Mead Angus Farms Spring Female Sale, Versailles, MO May 22 Soaring Eagle Production Sale, Springfield, MO May 22 Great American Pie Annual Limousin Sale, Lebanon, MO

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5J Charolais.................................................................. 45 American Angus Association........................................ 77 Angell-Thomas Charolais............................................. 45 Brickhouse Farms Red Angus......................................65 Brookover - Ranger Feeders.........................................54 Buffalo Livestock Market.............................................. 16 Callaway Livestock Center Inc.....................................88 Central Missouri Sales Co............................................ 77 Circle A Angus Ranch.................................................. 57 Classified.......................................................................89 Clearwater Farm........................................................... 57 Coon Angus Ranch...................................................... 57 Double A Land & Cattle...............................................65 Durham Simmental Farms........................................... 75 Ellis Cattle Company Red Angus.................................65 F&T Livestock Market..................................................86 Falling Timber Farm.................................................... 45 Farm Credit of Missouri............................................... 92 Feedtrain....................................................................... 62 Frank and Hazelrigg Angus......................................... 57 Galaxy Beef LLC.......................................................... 57 GDI...............................................................................46 Gerloff Farms................................................................ 57 Green’s Welding & Sales............................................... 74 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus............................................ 57 HRC Feedyard.............................................................. 51 HydraBed...................................................................... 14 HyPlains Feedyard........................................................ 55 Irsik & Doll Feedyards....................................................2 Jim’s Motors..................................................................56 Joplin Regional Stockyards.............................................3 Journagan Ranch.......................................................... 45 Kingsville Livestock Auction........................................ 87 Kinsley Feeders, LLC................................................... 53 KK Farms Red Angus..................................................65 Lacy’s Red Angus.........................................................65 Lewis Cattle Oilers (Large Ad)..................................... 63 Loonan Stock Farm...................................................... 59 Lucas Cattle Co............................................................ 75 Lucas Cattle Co............................................................ 45 Maple Oaks Red Angus................................................65 Maplewood Acres Farm................................................65 Marshall & Fenner Farms............................................. 57 MC Livestock Red Angus.............................................65 MCA Convention Preview.......................................27-42 MCA Member Benefits................................................. 83 MCA Membership Form.............................................. 81 MCA Presidents Council..............................................85 MCA Proud Member Signs.......................................... 82 MCA Seedstock Auction..........................................43-45 MCA Top 100 Profitablity Challenge..................... 78-79

McBee Cattle Co. Sale..................................................60 McPherson Concrete Products.....................................89 Mead Cattle Co............................................................ 70 Mead Farms.................................................................. 57 Mead Farms.................................................................. 45 Merck Animal Health................................................... 91 Merry Meadows Simmental......................................... 75 Meyer Manufacturing..................................................20 MFA.............................................................................. 13 Missouri Angus Association.......................................... 57 Missouri Angus Breeders.............................................. 57 Missouri Beef Cattleman.............................................. 76 Missouri Beef Industry Council.................................... 25 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association..................... 67 Missouri Red Angus Association..................................65 Missouri Red Angus Breeders......................................65 Missouri Simmental Association.................................. 75 Missouri Simmental Breeders....................................... 75 MultiMin USA................................................................9 Oval F Ranch............................................................... 75 Ozark Hills Genetics.....................................................65 Priefert Chute (convention stuff)................................... 31 Priefert Fence................................................................ 73 Ragland Mills............................................................... 17 Richardson Ranch........................................................ 57 RLE Simmental............................................................ 75 Rogers Cattle Co. and Lile Farms Red Angus.............65 S&N Partners................................................................ 15 Sellers Feedlot...............................................................50 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle.......................................... 75 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle..........................................65 Slayton Farms............................................................... 75 South Central Regional Stockyards.............................64 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef...................................... 57 Steaks Alive................................................................... 75 Superior Steel Sales....................................................... 61 Sydenstricker Genetics.................................................. 57 Sydenstricker Genetics.................................................. 45 T Bar S Cattle Co......................................................... 45 Tiffany Cattle Co., Inc.................................................. 52 Valley Oaks Angus........................................................ 57 Vitalix........................................................................... 41 Weiker Angus Ranch.................................................... 57 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate...................................49 Wheeler Livestock Market............................................50 Mike Williams..............................................................49 Windrush Farm Red Angus..........................................65 Windy Hill Charolais................................................... 47 Wright Charolais.......................................................... 45 Zeitlow Distributing...................................................... 87



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