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CONTENTS

June 2020

FEATURES 16

Feedlot Fallout

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On the Market

Supply Chain Distuptions Ripple Across Beef Industry

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Feedlot Fallout

Finding a Fit with Direct Market Beef

MEMBER NEWS 6 Association Update 24 Beef Checkoff News 36 County News

On the Market

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MCA President’s Perspective Time for Change

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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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Support Local

Smoke & Mirrors

Beef House - Not Sure Yet

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black Tolerance

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Capitol Update Solidarity

ON THE COVER:

Photo by Kelly Massey of KJM Photography. The Missouri Beef Cattleman is an official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.


MISSOURI

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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Volume 49 - Issue 6 (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

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

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New MCA Members

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NCBA News

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Red Angus Highlight

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MBIC Director Election Notice

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MCA Steak Fry

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USMEF News

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Angus News

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Advertisers Index

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

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2020 MCA Officers

Marvin Dieckman, President 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ, Cole Camp, MO 65325 Patty Wood, President-Elect 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337 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 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

2020 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

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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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

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

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Cody Attebery, Mexico, MO Joey Auxier, Rolla, MO Justin Baker, Highlandville, MO Cealy Bedwell, Holt, MO Brad Bergeson, Nelson, MO Kacy Bone, Elkland, MO Aeris Burton, Fayette, MO Jeff & Stephanie Dull, Lowry City, MO Murphy Fahrmeier, Lexington, MO Mitch & Leslie Grace, Edwards, MO Kolton Graham, Eagleville, MO Lane Graham, Eagleville, MO Gunner Grodie, Robertsville, MO Titan Grodie, Robertsville, MO Rebecca Hunt, Braymer, MO Lynzie Kable, Centralia, MO

Heidi Lehenbauer, Hannibal, MO Kye Lehenbauer, Hannibal, MO Nels Magnuson, Brookfield, MO Jimmie Morgan, Goodman, MO Adam & Nicole Percival, Seneca, MO Donald & Rhonda Percival, Goodman, MO Matthew & Caitlin Percival, Stella, MO Michael Pilkington, Elkland, MO Connor Primm, Macon, MO Ivan Sample, Marble Hill, MO Scott Schotthofer, Elkland, MO Sean Thouvenot, Republic, MO Collin Webb, St. Louis, MO Robert Weisensee, Walker, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 57.

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with Mike Deering Smoke & Mirrors Too often, the political process is an exercise in smoke and mirrors. I believe it is our responsibility to ensure you know who is fighting for you and who is blowing smoke. Your top priority in the state legislature was modifying eminent domain laws. Eminent domain was always intended to be used as a last resort to provide critical infrastructure to the general public. It was never intended to be used by for-profit companies to take private land for private gain. That’s exactly what is happening in the case of Chicago-based Invenergy’s socalled Grain Belt Express. It is bigger than one project. It is the dangerous precedent this project sets. It’s the domino effect.

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The House quickly passed the legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Hansen. In fact, it was the first bill passed this year. We appreciate all House members who supported it. The speed of this bill traces back to the top. Speaker of the House Elijah Haahr is a defender of private property rights who saw the blatant injustice occurring to landowners now and the threat moving forward. He made this issue his issue and he didn’t have to do that. We are also beyond grateful for the passion of Rep. Hansen.

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The companion legislation, sponsored by Sen. Justin Brown, passed out of committee on January 29. It was apparent the Senate was going to be a hurdle. We were anxious to once again prove naysayers wrong. Then COVID-19 happened. Once the legislature reopened, everyone was scrambling to save their top priority. Our chance came on May 6. This is where we got to see who stood with us, who worked against us and who chose to

Executive Vice President remain silent. We got to see the exercise in smoke and mirrors. The only senators on that floor who truly fought for us were Sens. Justin Brown and Mike Bernskoetter. Many chose to remain silent on the issue even when they had the opportunity to speak. Every democrat except for two vocally participated in the filibuster led by Sen. Scott Sifton. He filibusters almost every bill we support, and we are truly excited to see him leave as he terms out this year. The real filibuster surprise came from a leader of the so-called conservative caucus, Sen. Bill Eigel. Hypocrisy was on full display, and he was a disappointment to anyone who believes property rights are at the core of who we are as a nation. Sen. Ed Emery and Sen. Bill White also spoke against the bill, but they have at least been consistent on this issue from the beginning. Our policy committee will review elections and present recommendations to the Board of Directors, who must approve endorsements by an 80% majority. We will continue to fight for you. We will support those who support you. You deserve more than smoke and mirrors. Please make plans to attend the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry on July 11 to ensure we have the funds to make a difference.


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President Donald Trump Addresses Beef Imports During NCBA White House Visit Source: NCBA DENVER (May 19, 2020) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Donald Trump’s about beef imports: “Today’s comment by President Donald Trump demonstrates the complexity of the U.S. beef business. Live cattle imports to the United States only come from Canada and Mexico and will continue to do so under the terms of the President’s newly negotiated USMCA. America has not imported live cattle from other nations for several years. However, if President Trump is serious about reconsidering import decisions, NCBA and its members strongly request the White House to take another look at his decision to allow fresh beef imports from nations like Brazil, where there continue to be concerns with foot-and-mouth disease and USDA’s decision to reopen the American market to Brazilian beef.

“Beef trade is a complex business, and America’s cattle producers rely on safe and reliable international trading partners, both as a destination for the undervalued cuts we produce here, such as hearts, tongues, and livers, and for importation of lean trim for ground beef production to meet strong consumer demand. Approximately 12 percent of beef consumed in the U.S. is imported product, but that product must meet the U.S. standards for safety before it is allowed into our market. “President Trump has shown his willingness to negotiate difficult trade deals and take on tough trading partners, and NCBA thanks him for the attention he has given to beef. We encourage him to re-examine the decision to reopen the market to imports from Brazil, Namibia, and any other nation where there are food safety or animal health concerns that could impact American consumers or cattle producers. A re-evaluation of those imports can accomplish his goals of protecting both American cattle producers and American consumer confidence in our own beef supply chain.”

New CFAP Details “One More Step, But Much More Needs to Be Done to Help FamilyOwned Cow-Calf and Stocker Operations” Source: NCBA

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WASHINGTON (May 19, 2020) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Marty Smith today joined President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at a White House ceremony to unveil new details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). NCBA was instrumental in securing authorization and funding for the CFAP program, which will provide much-needed relief to American cattle producers who have been economically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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“America’s cattle producers have been hit very hard economically by this pandemic, so we’re pleased that this relief is one step closer to reaching the producers who need it,” Smith said. “Still, this is just one step and much more needs to be done to address the needs facing family cow-calf producers and stockers in the CFAP details that were released today. We will continue to

push Capitol Hill for additional resources for cow-calf producers, backgrounders, and all other segments of the industry who may not sufficiently benefit from the program in its current form.” President Trump announced that beginning on Tuesday, May 26, local Farm Service Agency offices will begin accepting applications for CFAP funds, which the Administration hopes to begin rolling out to producers the following week. More information about the application process will be available at https://www. farmers.gov/cfap/livestock. USDA announced the CFAP program on April 17. The program will use funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other USDA authorities. $19 billion in immediate relief includes direct support to agricultural producers.


Dr. Stephen R. Koontz Sends Letter On How Marketing Mandates May Negatively Impact Cattle Industry Source: NCBA WASHINGTON (May 4, 2020) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President-Elect Jerry Bohn, today released the following statement in response to a letter from Dr. Stephen R. Koontz of Colorado State University providing additional context and clarity regarding his work on cattle markets and the use of that research in conjunction with the 30-14 proposal for mandated cash trade for live cattle: “NCBA has been working closely with Dr. Stephen R. Koontz to develop solutions that address our concerns with the decline in negotiated cash markets and lack of price discovery. Recently there have been calls for marketing mandates with Dr. Koontz’s research being used to support those proposals,” said Bohn. “In response to our inquiries regarding his research on this topic, Dr. Koontz released the attached letter to correct the record and clarify his positions and findings on this topic.

“NCBA is committed to finding an industry-led solution, backed by current research and data, to increase the amount of negotiated cash trade in the industry. NCBA’s Live Cattle Marketing Committee Working Group has been hard at work crafting industry-led solutions on the best methods to increase cash market activity without causing financial harm to the industry.” Background The 30-14 policy proposal refers to beef packing companies being required by the government to purchase at least 30% of individual plant fed cattle needs in the negotiated cash market and that those purchases would be delivered to the plant within 14 days. The full letter is available at: www.ncba.org/CMDocs/BeefUSA/Price%20 Discovery%20Issue%20Letter%202020.pdf

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Beef and Dairy Months Back to Back – a perfect partnership! with Mark Russell, Executive Director, MBIC What comes first, the chicken or the egg? Or, the milk or the cow? Well, in order to have REAL milk, you have to have the cow; so, that question is easy to answer. In order to have REAL beef, you have to have the cow as well! Nuts are NOT milk and plants are NOT meat. REAL Milk and Beef are the real deal! Dairy cattle also contribute to the beef checkoff, in addition to milk promotion checkoffs. The Nutrients You Need with a Taste You Love Beef and Dairy have been staples of nutrition for centuries. With the domestication of bovines, civilizations have benefitted nutritionally from the nutrients supplied by both. Dairy is a nutrient-rich option, packing in nine essential nutrients. It’s also an excellent source of protein. Studies show that three daily servings of dairy, improve overall diet quality and reduce the risk of various chronic diseases. Studies also indicate dairy foods may contribute to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. More specifically, the research shows the low-fat Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan—which emphasizes dairy, fruit, vegetables and whole grains and is supported by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—

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may help manage blood pressure. Milk contains essential nutrients like high-quality protein, calcium, vitamin D and more. These nutrients help our bodies function properly. For example: 1. Protein helps build and repair muscle tissue. 2. Calcium and vitamin D helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. 3. Milk also contains B vitamins, which can help your body convert food into fuel like Vitamin B-12, Riboflavin (B2), Pantothenic acid (B5), Niacin (B3). Top Dairy Trends Helping retailers stay on top of consumer trends and better understand what drives food purchasing decisions ensures relevancy as well as the opportunity to increase demand and sales. And when it comes to trends, dairy delivers a lot of what consumers desire, which includes core beliefs and factors like locally produced, taste, nutrients, convenience, accessibility and sustainability. Now, let’s also explore the powerhouse of nutrition, Beef: Big Nutrition. Small Package. This may leave you wondering how beef stacks up against other protein options. When it comes to highquality proteins, beef provides many nutrients in a smaller serving size than some other choices (with unbeatable taste at that)! For example, you’d have to eat at least 8 oz. of cooked chicken breast (USDA NDB #05064) to get the same amount of iron in just 3 oz. serving of cooked beef (USDA NDB #13364). When comparing zinc, you’d need to eat 20 oz. of cooked chicken breast!. One three ounce serving of cooked beef provides 51% of the daily value we need for Protein, 41% of daily value of B12 and 39% of the need for Zinc. Other essential nutrients highlighted in a serving include Selenium,


Niacin, B6, Phosphorous, Riboflavin, Iron and Choline. All of this for no more than 175 calories per day! Research has revealed that saturated fat now is not the enemy in diets. Nina Teicholz, investigative reporter for the NY Times and author of best selling book, The Big Fat Surprise, concluded: “A high-fat, low-carbohydrate regime has been demonstrated to fight heart disease, obesity, and diabetes; it leads to better health outcomes than does the so-called Mediterranean diet in head-to-head tests; and it performs far better than the standard low-fat approach that has been officially recommended in Western nations for half a century”.

sizes that we’ve identified. We are saying three dairy and we are saying around one portion of red meat [a day], or white meat,” said Mente. “Relative to carbs, I would say that saturated fat is beneficial”. Delicious takeaways You can feel good knowing that beef is providing so much of what your body needs to perform at its best. And even more good news is how deliciously beef pairs with fruits, vegetables and whole grains— making it even easier to enjoy a balanced diet (Some of our favorite recipes to inspire you are found on Beefitswhatsfordinner.com or midwestdairy.com)

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that people eating higher levels of red meat and cheese are likely to live longer. People who had three portions of dairy and 120 grams of unprocessed red meat per day benefited the most, the research team found. “Our findings on full-fat dairy and unprocessed red meat do challenge conventional thinking,” McMaster professor of nutrition and epidemiology Andrew Mente conceded to fellow researchers at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich, Germany. Those eating the most dairy and red meat saw their chances of early death fall by 25 percent and fatal heart attack decreased by 22 percent, according to the researchers, who in their methodology accounted for differences in wealth and education, as well as other health habits. “It’s protective up to the serving

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Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers Beef House - Not Sure Yet With the Missouri State Fair dates just over two months away, we all are very anxious to know if the fair will go on as normal, shortened or how will it look. According to the Missouri State Fair website, “We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and work with local and state authorities on how to best proceed in the coming months. Should circumstances dictate a change in our plans for 2020, we will share that information through our website and social media as quickly as we can.” The governor and State Fair Commission are currently evaluating our annual summer event and should make an announcement the first part of June 2020. While we continue to have our conversations regarding the Beef House operation, we applaud the Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan announced by Governor Parson as a sound and measured approach to reopening restaurant dining rooms safely and responsibly. The plan allows for local officials to propose guidelines they feel are necessary for the Pettis County area as well. One thing we know for sure, our Missouri Beef House has always kept food safety and the health of our

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A Research Role for Red Angus at the University of Missouri Ranking either second or third among states in beef cow numbers depending on the year, Missouri is without question cow-calf country. We are proud of that at the University of Missouri and maintain a resource of beef cow herds at several of our University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station locations. The breed composition of the beef cows in this network varies from one Research Center to the next. In total, six of our Research Center maintain independent cow herds made up of straightbred or crossbred beef cattle. In the last few years in particular, beef Extension faculty at MU have worked closely with Research Center staff to formalize the breeding program and genetic focus in place at each location. In this Red Angus edition of the Missouri Beef Cattlemen magazine, we want to share how the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon has increased its use of both Red Angus genetics and reproductive technologies.

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A defined objective and structured breeding plan is critical to the success of any beef operation. Based on input from producers and stakeholders in the region, the primary focus of the Southwest Research Center’s breeding program is selection for maternal traits that result in functional, fertile cows. In this region of the country, one key consideration is also the ability of animals to not only survive but thrive on endophyteinfected Kentucky 31 fescue. Although presenting challenges for several reasons, we recognize that fescue is the primary forage base of southwest Missouri, most of our state, and much of the transition zone of the United States moving east toward the coast. Can we make genetic improvement with reproductive technologies while also generating an adapted cow herd that performs on this forage?

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By Jordan Thomas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor – State Extension Specialist in Beef Reproduction University of Missouri The MU Southwest Research Center plans to develop a herd of Red Angus-based commercial females. Rather than purchasing new females, the current herd at the Southwest Research Center is being converted over the coming years through progressive use of reproductive and genomic technologies. Replacement heifers are generated primarily from fixed-time artificial insemination (AI) programs using Red Angus sires. Use of sex-sorted semen has also been evaluated to potentially produce greater numbers of heifer calves resulting from the AI breeding program, in order to more rapidly turn over existing genetics within the herd. To demonstrate use of profitable tools for genetic selection, we have emphasized use of Economic Selection Indexes and genomic-enhanced EPDs when making sire selection decisions. Indexes allow for producers to evaluate the economic value of a bull’s overall genetic merit as an initial way to identify sires for consideration. In the Red Angus breed, the HerdBuilder index provides an indication of the overall economic impact of a bull’s genetics if his heifer calves are retained as replacement females. We pay careful attention to this Index as well as specific maternal EPDs when selecting


natural service sires, terminal growth performance is emphasized, with natural service sires selected from different breeds to add heterosis in a defined crossbreeding program. In the last two years, all bulls turned out for natural service have been terminal, crossbred bulls (SimAngus) selected to add growth and performance to the later portion of the calf crop. In addition to serving as an example in the region of effective use of technologies and management practices, the MU Southwest Research Center is an extremely valuable resource for applied research efforts by faculty from the Division of Animal Sciences in the MU College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Ongoing efforts include developing enhanced estrus synchronization protocols, improving results with sexsorted semen, identifying genomic associations with early puberty attainment, and of course developing strategies to optimize performance of cattle grazing toxic endophyte-infected fescue.

One of the Research Center’s red heifers being artificially inseminated last fall. Katy Stoecklein is the graduate student pictured in the back.

sires for the AI program. In addition, by restricting our AI sire selection decisions to those with genomic test results, we also have greater confidence about the genetic merit of sires before they are used in the breeding program. Carcass quality and growth performance is a secondary focus of the herd, with consideration also given to these traits when selecting sires. Particularly in selecting

We are grateful for the support of the Missouri Red Angus Association and the Red Angus Association of America as the MU Southwest Center continues to implement these programs and use Red Angus genetics to a greater extent. We are proud of the work underway. While turning over the genetic base of a cow herd takes multiple years, we invite producers to attend field days, demonstration days, and workshops organized at the Southwest Research Center in partnership with MU Extension Faculty and Regional Livestock Specialists. Regardless of the breed or color of cattle you have, you might just leave one of those meetings with a new idea to implement on your own operation.

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Red Angus Beef Excels in Pasture-to-Plate Market Source: Trinity Lewis for American Red Angus Magazine Research shows that 77% of Americans read labels and movements like “buying local” are on the rise. “Pasture to Plate” has taken on a life of its own and Red Angus cattle are playing a pivotal role. The Stickel family in Bowling Green, Ohio, and the Hulls in Tully, New York, both provide consumers in their region with an optimum option for great beef. “Our goal in raising beef is to provide a wholesome, nutritious and safe product for our customers’ tables, while realizing the critical responsibilities we have in maintaining the land and resources in a sustainable fashion,” explained Erin Stickel of Stickel Farms, Inc. Although their farm has sold beef for years, the family operation expanded their reach to area communities in recent years as the “buy local” movement expanded. “We sit right in the heart of northwest Ohio and have major metropolitan areas within 20 miles of our home farm.” The farm consists of Andy Stickel and Brian Stickel who take care of daily operations while Andy’s wife Erin and parents Dale and MaryElyse Stickel remain involved as well. The diversified operation consists of row crops, processing tomatoes, a hay and straw business, 40 commercial cows (primarily Red Angus-based genetics) and a feedlot where they feed approximately 400 head per year. The calf crop that is raised on the farm is primarily used for the freezer beef business – about 30 head per year.

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The Hulls own and operate Lucky 13 Beef in Tully, New York, and tease that inability to find a good burger was their reason for the operation’s inception. “I grew up on a dairy farm, but my husband and I transitioned to beef production in 2002,” said Erin Hull. She and her husband David started with 13 beef cattle to begin raising “good hamburgers” and now their herd is 100% Red Angus in an effort to accomplish that goal.

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For the Hulls, their all-natural focus caters to the local grass-finished market. Hull explained that Red Angus genetics are a great complement to the grass-finished meat they produce. Lucky 13 Beef prides itself on no antibiotics or growth hormones. “Our cattle are all grass based, rotationally grazing our pastures during the grazing season and eating hay produced on our farm during the winter months – truly pasture to plate.”

The Hulls market all-natural, grass-finished Red Angus beef – truly a pasture-toplate product – for their local clientele.

In contrast, the Stickels grain finish their beef. “All cattle on our farm are raised with a balanced total mixed ration of grain, forage and minerals,” said Stickel. “Because of our location in the western Lake Erie basin, the soil is extremely fertile and there is little ground suitable or economical for grazing large numbers of cattle. Because there is so little grass for grazing, we bale a significant amount of hay and straw for forage. We utilize cover crops on two-thirds of our acres and during certain years we are able to harvest those for utilization in our TMR.” Stickel Farms pride themselves on keeping the process local as well. “All beef is harvested locally through partnerships with area family-owned processors,” she said. “Our customers can order cuts as desired and pick up at their leisure. We market all product on a perpound price but require buyers to pay their processing and harvest cost directly to the butcher shop. We are lucky to have five wonderful family-owned butchers within 45 minutes of the farm.” According to both producers, consumers are assured in knowing that their beef was raised and harvested locally. “Customers that realize they can purchase beef raised locally are always thrilled to know that their beef is raised just minutes away from their doorsteps,” said Stickel. The Stickels go even further to promote agriculture. “We often open the farm up to area educational groups, hosting learning events and even virtual tours so consumers can feel comfortable or be knowledgeable about how the livestock are raised and cared for on a daily basis.”


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Similarly, the Hull family has found an open-door policy to be advantageous. All custom orders are picked up directly from the Lucky 13 Beef headquarters where consumers can see the cow herd. They also host an annual barn dance to allow visitors to experience life in the country for an evening. Each state has specific requirements for selling meat as does the USDA. “There are requirements that any meat sold across state lines must be harvested at a USDA inspected facility,” said Stickel. “When that does happen, we leverage the one USDA-inspected facility that is within reasonable distance from our farm (45 minutes).” She went on to describe the complications that this causes, and their operation’s adaptations made to adhere to the rules. “Due to the regulations on harvesting and butcher shops, it is becoming more and more difficult to book time at these facilities. We are only selling beef on a wholesale basis thus our local freezer meat customers request their cuts directly to the shop.” In New York,1 the Department of Agriculture MBCJune2014b.qxp_Layout 5/21/15 5:09 PM Page 38

permits direct-marketing businesses, like Lucky 13 Beef, to sell meat as long as the products are processed at an approved food processing facility, prepackaged and properly labeled, and kept at required cold temperatures to prevent spoilage or contamination. Both Stickel Farms Beef and Lucky 13 Beef leverage social media for marketing yet both emphasize the importance of word-of-mouth advertising as being a primary source for new customers. “Our buyer base grows by three to five head per year, and locally most of our beef is sold by the half or quarter, so that constitutes four to eight new customer each year. Social media has been our most powerful sales tool for reaching a wider audience, but we still rely heavily on referrals and customer testimony for greater market penetration,” said Stickel. Likewise, Hull can be found on their Lucky 13 Beef Facebook page posting videos and images of their herd

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on a daily basis. In a market where diversification and adaptability are encouraged, selling freezer beef brings in a new kind of buyer and allows producers to lean more toward price making than price taking. “For us, the market for home-raised beef is consistent year in and year out,” said Stickel. “The customers that understand the price point for purchasing a whole, half or quarter work through the beef in their freezer and request another order when their supply is getting low.” The most-recent across-breed comparison conducted by the Beef Improvement Federation shows that Red Angus ranks second for marbling compared to 18 beef breeds, an obvious draw to consumers wanting the best beef product possible. Producers across the nation continue to value Red Angus for their carcass traits. A recent bull sale analysis conducted by the Red Angus Association of America marketing team revealed that carcass traits were a high priority among selection criteria used to select bulls in the spring of 2019. In her October eNewsletter report, RAAA’s Commercial Marketing Coordinator Katie Ochsner wrote, “Red Angus cattle are known for their ability to marble well and produce exceptional beef. Pull-through demand for Red Angus cattle continues to grow as packers look to fill quality-based product lines. The great taste of Red Angus beef creates a loyal, repeat customer base for producers marketing ranch-raised beef.” That has certainly been the case for Lucky 13 Beef. “All of our beef is dry-aged which makes a big difference in the quality of the final product. We strive for consistency in our beef, which is why we only run quality Red Angus cows,” concluded Hull. Hull and Stickel can be found on Facebook as Lucky 13 Beef or Flatland Acres Meats.


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Premium Red Baldy Creates Opportunity Source: American Hereford Association Not far from Merriman, Nebraska, the Wobig Ranch has found a new way to add value to their heifer calves. The family recently became one of the first ranches in the country to enroll in the Premium Red Baldy program, a collaborative effort by the American Hereford Association (AHA) and the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA), that combines the best of both breeds to produce productive females. “As far as the red baldy heifers, it was a marketing choice where maybe we could fill a void or niche market there as well,” says Shane Wobig of Wobig Ranch. Premium Red Baldy is a tagging program that helps producers access genetically verified females that have the best combination of longevity, fertility and adaptability. The Wobigs, who raise about 500 Red Angus commercial cows, replaced their entire bull battery with 35 registered Hereford bulls. They saw it as a way to add value to their heifer calves. For the Wobig family, the program offers a unique marketing opportunity to build buyer demand. “We invested in it,” Wobig says. “We thought about this for a while before that, the hybrid vigor with the calves and looking for bigger calf weights. As far as the red baldy heifers, it was a marketing choice as well. Maybe we can fill a void or a niche market.

The Wobigs successfully sold their first set of Premium Red Baldies earlier this year – and plan to step up their commitment to the program. So far, Shane and his son Austin like what they’re seeing from both sires and their red baldy calves.

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“We’re trying to figure out a way to raise a moderateframed, fleshy cow that can raise a big calf, and by crossbreeding we’re hoping to do that.” Premium Red Baldy identifies quality replacement females that are predominately Hereford and Red Angus breed type. Females enrolled in the program must be sired by bulls ranking in the top 50% of the breed for the Baldy Maternal Index or Herdbuilder Index to ensure an ideal balance of maternal and carcass traits that will yield cattle poised to increase profits for commercial producers.

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“This is our first year of having those F1 baldy calves,” Austin says. “You can get that crossbreed, you can get some bigger calves out of there, which helps with your weigh-ups. You can sell a steer for more if it weighs more, so the excitement of that is pretty fun.” Learn more about Premium Red Baldy at www. hereford.org.


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COUNTY NEWS

See What’s Happening in Your County

St. Clair County St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association met Tuesday, May 12 at Farmhouse Restaurant in Appleton City. There were 41 members and guest in attendance. Jim Smith, Appleton City Feed Service, started by thanking the cattlemen for all they are doing in these trying times. It takes everyone working together to make it all work for the better of everyone. Mike Clem and David Warfield from Missouri State University shared with the cattlemen about MSU Collegiate Cattlemen and the Darr College of Agriculture.

President Weston Shelby.

“MO Beef for MO Kids” was a success for the 2019-20 school year, however, with COVID-19 we have already made our appointments for cows to go to Powell’s Meat Company for next school year. Anyone interested in donating for next school year please contact a cattlemen’s board member. St. Clair County Cattlemen’s will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each to win half a beef. The drawing will be held at Osceola Rodeo Days Labor Day weekend. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets see a Cattlemen’s member. All proceeds will go to support the Cattlemen’s Scholarship Fund.

Jim Smith of Appleton City Feeds.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s awarded three scholarships of $2,000 each this year. Justin Austin, Kendra Stewart and Kaylee Lower are the recipients. Congratulations to each of you and best of luck on continuing your education!

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Mike Klem and David Warfield of MSU.

The next meeting will be June 9, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Osceola Senior Center catered by The Cook Shack and sponsor/speaker will be Travis Taylor with Vitalix.


Dallas County

Saline County

Even though we haven’t been able to have meetings recently, the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association has continued to promote the beef industry. Since May was “Beef Month,” we wanted to find a way to let consumers know that beef is safe and nutritious to eat, and cattle producers are working hard to continue to put food on their tables.

The Saline County Cattlemen have announced this year’s 2020 scholarship recipients. Spokesman for the scholarship committee, Monte Fenner, stated that these scholarships have been presented to Saline County high school seniors for more than 25 years. The awards are usually given to students that intend to follow higher learning in an agricultural field. This year’s recipients are:

The Buffalo Reflex newspaper partnered with DCCA in this effort. Each week, a feature article appeared in the paper. Also, a beef recipe submitted by DCCA members appeared in each issue. We hope that a lot of consumers will log on to websites that were listed for more beef recipes as well as to find out more information about beef. The same articles and recipes were also sent to other newspapers in the area. We will soon be announcing the recipient(s) of our scholarships and awarding our FFA beef proficiency award. As of now the Dallas County Fair is still a possibility, so we will be firing up our grill for three days. Many of our members volunteer a lot of time at the fair. We are always glad to support our youth and sponsor awards at the fair. We hope that everyone has stayed safe and well during the last few months and will continue to do so. It is great to see lush, green pastures and new babies frolicking all over. We hope to see everyone soon.

• Kirby Richards, a Slater High School student, daughter of Jamie Leimkuehler and Robert Richards. Kirby plans to attend the University of Missouri with an intended major in agribusiness management. • Emma Sims, a Sweet Springs High School student, daughter of Ryan and Cindi Sims. Emma plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in agriculture education. • Madeline Allred, a Marshall High School student, daughter of Heather and Corbin Allred. Madeline plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in animal science. • Greta Barr, a Marshall High School student, daughter of Paula and Joseph Barr. Greta plans to attend University of Arkansas and major in an agricultural field. • Jaden Riley, a Marshall High School student, son of Julia and Matt Riley. Jaden plans to attend State Technical College of Missouri work with heavy equipment operations. • Tate Malter, a Malta Bend High School student, son of Justin and Rebecca Malter. Tate plans to attend State Fair Community College and pursue an associate degree in agribusiness.

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Lafayette County The Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association has selected their 2020 Scholarship Recipients. Kiersten Helm is the recipient of the Bob Sanders Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,250. Kiersten, the daughter of Erin and Jesse Helm, is a 2020 graduate of Lexington High School. Kiersten plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in agriculture education. The association scholarships in the amount of $1,250 were awarded to the following: • Amanda Daniel, daughter of Greg and Karen Daniel, Higginsville, is a 2020 graduate of Fort Osage High School. Amanda plans to attend Missouri Western College and major in nursing. • Dawson Kouril, the son of Wade and Gina Kouril, Higginsville, is a 2020 graduate of Lafayette County C-1. Dawson plans to attend Ozarks Technical Community College and major in agriculture. • Emma Rasa, the daughter of Scott Rasa, Higginsville, is a 2020 graduate of Lafayette County C-1. Emma plans to attend Missouri State University and major

in nursing. • Danielle Wildschuetz, the daughter of Brian and Julie Wildschuetz, Bates City, is a 2020 graduate of Odessa High School. Danielle plans to attend State Fair Community College and major in animal science. • Lain Woody, son of James and Patricia Woody, Odessa is a 2020 graduate of Wellington-Napoleon High School. Lain plans to attend Blue River Tech and then University of Central Missouri and major in mechanical engineering. The Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association scholarship is available to high school students who are either MJCA members or whose parents are members of the Lafayette County and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Scholarships will be presented at the LCCA summer meeting to be held Thursday, July 16 at the Waverly Community Building. To find out more information about LCCA and our scholarship efforts we invite you to contact the association at lafcocattlemens@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook.

MBIC Director Election Legal Notice Notice is hereby given that the Director of Agriculture will be conducting an election to fill three positions on the Missouri Beef Industry Council Board of Directors. One regional council member is to be elected in each of Regions 2, 3 and 4. Terms of office are three years.

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Any cattle producer within the specified regions of the State of Missouri who is producing cattle for market and the legal owner of one or more head of cattle becomes eligible to vote in the election by registering at his/her respective Farm Service Agency (FSA), or electronically at http://mda.mo.gov/councils/ prior to July 20, 2020.

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Cattle producers who have voted in any of the previous three (3) elections are not required to register unless their address has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture will mail ballots to registered producers on August 14, 2020. Ballots must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2020 to be valid. Any qualified producer may be nominated and have his/ her name placed on the ballot provided the independent nomination is accompanied by petition of not fewer than 100 producers in the nominee’s region and written permission of the candidate. Petitions must be delivered to the Director of Agriculture on or before July 20, 2020. Petition forms are available from the Missouri Department of Agriculture by calling 573-751-5019.


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On the Edge of

Common Sense with Baxter Black Tolerance When our opinions get as immovable as a granite outhouse, God has a way of shaking the foundation. I was searching for an artist who could lend just the right feeling to a book I was putting together. I found such a person. He lived in a remote mountain town and had no phone. With the help of the local postmistress and several letters, he agreed to illustrate my book. Besides his unique artistic style, he was a good cowboy. Over the months of correspondence and our occasional visits on his local pay phone, I developed a genuine liking and respect for him. We agreed to meet at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

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I arrived Thursday night and began to test the limits of my envelope! I had the makin’s of a personal best brewing when I spied an old friend, a big man whose effort had done much to promote cowboy poetry. I shook his hand warmly. It was then I noticed he was wearing a little short ponytail. I was overcome! I dressed him down for his uncowboy fashion statement and finished by removing the decorative ribbon binding his furry polyp!

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Just then I felt a tap on the shoulder. I turned and a young man reached to shake my hand. He was decked out in his buckaroo finest. He introduced himself and remarked that he enjoyed my work. He explained that he was an actor.

As he talked, I focused on his earring. Earring! I became incensed! I lectured him on manly pride and ended up trying to bite off his earlobe! In retrospect it occurred to me that I might have overreacted. Fortunately these good fellows merely escaped my grasp rather than permanently disfigure me. The next day I was walking through the crowd when I heard a voice call my name. I turned. A hand pressed into mine and the voice said, “Hi, I’m yer new artist!” He had blond hair braided into a pigtail that reached his waist. Eight, count’em eight! Earrings decorated his left ear! I was dumbfounded! He continued, “I’d like you to meet my wife.” I looked to his side where and attractive woman stood wearing a bowler hat and a gold ring in her nose! Looking back, I suspect God set me up. He said to Himself, this boy needs a lesson in tolerance. He was right. I was due. I’ve learned that a closed mind is like lookin’ at the world with one eye closed. I guess we could use a dose of kindness and understanding in our nation’s capitol… Washington, (sorry George), D.C.


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U.S. Pork Exports Reach New Heights in March; First Quarter Beef Exports also on Record Pace Source: USMEF Underpinned by record production, U.S. pork exports completed a tremendous first quarter with new March records for volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports also trended higher year-over-year in March, establishing a record first quarter pace. “March export results were very solid, especially given the COVID-19 related headwinds facing customers in many international markets at that time,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “Stay-at-home orders created enormous challenges for many countries’ foodservice sectors, several key currencies slumped against the U.S. dollar and logistical obstacles surfaced in some key markets - yet demand for U.S. red meat proved very resilient.” Some recent events, including temporary closures of several U.S. processing plants, are not reflected in the first quarter export data. Halstrom cautioned that April and May exports could slow as a result, but his outlook for 2020 remains positive. “These are truly unprecedented circumstances, creating an uncertain global business climate,” Halstrom explained. “The U.S. meat industry has spent decades developing a loyal and well-informed customer base throughout the world, which has embraced the quality and value delivered by U.S. red meat. Their commitment to U.S. products during this crisis is muchappreciated.” Strong demand from China/Hong Kong continued to drive U.S. pork exports to new heights, but March exports also increased significantly to Mexico, Japan and Canada. Export volume reached 291,459 metric tons (mt), up 38% from a year ago and topping the previous record set in December 2019. Export value increased 47% to $764.2 million. Through the first quarter, pork exports increased 40% from a year ago to 838,118 mt, valued at $2.23 billion (up 52%). Pork export value per head slaughtered reached $63.99 in March, up 32% from a year ago. The January-March

per head average was $64.66, up 40%. March exports accounted for 31.6% of total pork production and 28.4% for pork muscle cuts - each up about six percentage points from a year ago, even as March production increased by 12%. Through the first quarter, exports accounted for 31.4% of total pork production and 28.5% for muscle cuts, up from 24.4% and 21.3%, respectively, in 2019. U.S. pork production was up 9% in the first quarter, with industry expansion fueled by strong international demand, especially in several key Asian markets still battling African swine fever (ASF). Driven by solid growth in Japan, where U.S. beef is benefiting from reduced tariffs under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, as well as South Korea, Mexico, Canada and Taiwan, March beef exports totaled 115,308 mt, up 7% from a year ago, valued at $702.2 million - up 4% and the highest monthly value since July. First quarter beef exports climbed 9% from a year ago to 334,703 mt, valued at $2.06 billion (up 8%). Beef export value per head of fed slaughter was $308.21 in March, down 8% from the very high March 2019 average. For the first quarter, per-head export value increased 2% to $317.06. March beef exports accounted for 13.9% of total production and 11.3% for beef muscle cuts, down from 14.8% and 12%, respectively, a year ago. Exports accounted for 14% of first quarter beef production and 11.4% for muscle cuts, each up slightly year-over-year. U.S. beef production increased by 14% in March and 8% in the first quarter as export growth continued to make a critical contribution to carcass value even as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global foodservice sector.

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American Angus Association Names Joel Cowley AGI President Source: Holly Martin, Angus Communications Beef industry veteran joins from Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The American Angus Association® recently named Joel Cowley president of Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI). With his combination of beef industry experience and innovative leadership, Cowley will guide the company’s genetic evaluation technology and research programs. “In a time of advancing science and fast-paced innovation, Joel will lead AGI’s efforts to remain at the top of our game and connect that science to the cattlemen who depend on it,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “He is a true leader, and his animal breeding training, coupled with executive experience, makes him ideally suited to lead AGI to the next level.” Cowley’s roots are firmly planted in the beef industry. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University, where he competed on the livestock judging team. Cowley achieved his master’s degree in animal breeding at Texas A&M University while serving as the University’s livestock judging coach. Cowley also served as a beef cattle extension specialist at Michigan State University, where he completed his MBA.

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volunteers and 130 full time staff to conduct an event that draws more than 2.5 million visitors in 23 days and annually awards $27 million to youth and education. Though he enjoyed being part of an event that hosts the world’s largest livestock show and connects urban consumers with agriculture, Cowley wanted to have a more direct impact on production agriculture and welcomed the opportunity to work with Angus breeders. He previously worked for Certified Angus Beef LLC as an executive account manager and then assistant director of food service. “Angus breeders are the leaders in improving their genetics, their breed and the beef industry,” Cowley said. “I am fortunate to be asked to lead those efforts and am looking forward to working on the research that will continue the advancement of genetic evaluation of beef cattle worldwide.” In addition to his work experience, Cowley has served on the Texas FFA Foundation, Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, University of Houston Bauer College of Business Board of Directors, and the Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl Board of Directors. He recently was named Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science Outstanding Alumni and a Houston Business Journal Most Admired CEO. For more information about the American Angus Association, please visit angus.org.


2020 National Junior Angus Show Relocates West to Tulsa, Okla. Source: Angus Communications In light of the state of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines, the American Angus Association has decided to move the 2020 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) to July 19-25, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Although events will be much different than typical, the American Angus Association is continuing with the Eastern Regional Junior Show planned for June 25-28, 2020, in Lebanon, Tennessee, and the NJAS. “After much discussion, it was concluded that it was in the best interest of the health of the Angus family to move the 2020 NJAS to Tulsa,” said Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association director of events and education. “This year has been anything but normal, but we are doing our best to carry out the NJAS everyone knows and loves.”

events and contests are expected, as staff members work with state and facility officials to follow the necessary guidelines. Announcements will be made as quickly as possible to allow appropriate time for families to adjust their plans. Visit the NJAA website for more information on contest deadlines, or contact the Events and Education department at Events@angus.org.

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ShowMe Genetic Services Announces Scholarship Essay Contest Source: ShowMe Genetic Services STRAFFORD, Missouri — Is your background in beef cattle production? Are you looking for scholarship opportunities as you wrap up your senior year in high school and prepare for college? If so, a brand- new scholarship essay contest sponsored by ShowMe Genetic Services might be for you. Through their essays, ShowMe Genetic Services

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wants graduating high school seniors to demonstrate the impact reproductive technology has had on their farming operations. Heat identification, heat synchronization, semen collection, artificial insemination, embryology and liquid nitrogen storage are just a few examples of reproductive technology that might be included in the essay. The essay should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 500 to 1,000 words in length. Scholarship monies will be paid to first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) recipients. Winners will be featured on the ShowMe Genetics Facebook page. Entries should be received by June 10, 2020, and should be emailed to Kathryn Coon at kathryn@showmegen. com, or mailed to ShowMe Genetic Services, 8134 E. State Hwy C, Strafford, MO 65757. A signed and completed release form must accompany the essay and is obtainable from Coon. Questions regarding the contest should be directed to Coon by calling 417-736-2125.


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SALE REPORTS The Renaissance Sale 5-2-2020 – Strafford, MO 5 Bulls.............................................................Avg. $2,150 8 Cow-Calf Splits...........................................Avg. $3,581 9 Open Heifers...............................................Avg. $1,406 14 Cow-Calf Pairs..........................................Avg. $2,355 4 Bred Heifers................................................Avg. $2,800 4 Bred Cows...................................................Avg. $1,188 44 Lots............................................................Avg. $2,295 Mead Angus Farms Spring Female Sale 5-9-2020 – Versailles, MO 35 Yrlg.Bulls..............................................Avg. $3,682.00 39 Bred Heifers.........................................Avg. $2,311.00 57 Bred Cows............................................Avg. $2,337.00 8 Spring Pairs............................................Avg. $2,475.00 104 Total Registered Females...................Avg. $2,338.00 182 Reported Sale Total...........................Avg. $2,482.00 Gardiner Angus Ranch 5th Annual “Meating Demand” Bull Sale 5-11-2020 – Ashland, KS 159 20-month-old Bulls.................................Avg. $5,024 108 Bred Commercial Females......................Avg. $1,846 Southwest Missouri Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale 5-15-2020 – Carthage, MO - JRS 215 Heifers.....................................................Avg. $1,687

Spur Ranch Female Sale 5-16-2020 – Vinita, OK 47 Open Heifers........................................Avg. $1,518.00 7 Bred Heifers...........................................Avg. $2,221.00 12 Bred Cows............................................Avg. $1,208.00 38 Fall Pairs...............................................Avg. $2,393.00 61 Spring Pairs..........................................Avg. $2,831.00 165 Total Registered Females...................Avg. $2,212.00 33 Commercial Bred Cows (head)............Avg. $1,704.00 191 Commercial Pairs...............................Avg. $2,157.00 389 Reported Sale Total...........................Avg. $2,142.00 Soaring Eagle Farms Sale 5-23-2020 – Springfield, MO 35 Yrlg.Bulls..............................................Avg. $3,682.00 2 Registered Bulls......................................Avg. $8,000.00 60 Registered Females...............................Avg. $7,344.00 1 Flush.....................................................Avg. $23,000.00 63 Reported Sale Total.............................Avg. $7,899.00

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SALE CALENDAR

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Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Fruitland, MO Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Farmington, MO JRS Value-Added Sale, Carthage, MO

Oct. 10 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 24 Nov. 6-7 Nov. 21

Missouri Red Angus Association Fall Bull & Female Sale, Sedalia, MO Valley Oaks Angus Sale, Oak Grove, MO Gerloff Farms Sale, Bland, MO Circle A Angus Sale, Iberia, MO Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO Lacy’s Red Angus Production Sale with MC Livestock, Drexel, MO Mead Angus Farm Sale, Barnett, MO GenePlus Brangus Sale at Chimney Rock Cattle Co., Concord, AR Sydenstricker Angus Sale, Mexico, MO

Due to the COVID-19 issue, these sales are all subject to change. Please check with the sale facility/ manager for up-to-date information. Some do offer on-line bidding.


17th Annual Cattlemen’s Steak Fry Date Changed - New Date July 11

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The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association is expecting more than 500 people to attend their 17th Annual Cattlemen’s Steak Fry. The event honors past MCA presidents and raises funds for the associations Political Action Committee. This year the event is set for July 11, 2020, in the Agriculture Building located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri.

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“This is a fun event with an important purpose. Participants take time to recognize the efforts of the association’s past presidents and also raise significant funds for the PAC,” MCA Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Jimmie Long said, adding that last year’s event raised more than $60,000. “We open this event to the public and expect more than 500 people to attend.” The event has grown substantially in the last few years, according to Long who himself is a past MCA president. He attributes the success to the growing awareness that it takes money to ensure candidates who understand and value Missouri agriculture are elected in the state.

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BLACK SIMMENTAL BULLS SINCE 1993: Calving Ease, Attractive, Athletic, Sound Footed and Docile. We Deliver. Mike Williams, Higginsville, 816-797-5450 COVERED MINERAL BUNKS: CCA treated wood bunks work well with salt or other mineral mix. Built is six sizes 6’ - 16’, at Sentinel Industries. Ashland, MO. Phone: 573-657-2164.

“Unfortunately, money matters in politics. It takes money to win elections and we want to make certain that people are elected who will ensure agriculture remains the top economic driver in this state,” said Long. The event previously took place during the week and in a smaller venue. “We moved the event to a larger venue and to a Saturday. It worked very well, so we are continuing down that road.” See pages 61 and 62 for more information and registration/ sponsorship form.

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JUNE 2020

A1 Cattle Feeders...................................................................34 Ag Power John Deere............................................................ 15 BQA....................................................................................... 59 Brickhouse Farms Red Angus............................................... 35 Buffalo Livestock Market....................................................... 45 Bush Hog Ad..........................................................................54 Callaway Livestock Center Inc..............................................44 Central Missouri Sales Co..................................................... 51 Circle A Angus Ranch........................................................... 39 Classified................................................................................65 Clearwater Farm.................................................................... 39 Coon Angus Ranch............................................................... 39 Double A Land & Cattle........................................................ 35 Ellis Cattle Company Red Angus......................................... 35 F&T Livestock Market...........................................................38 Feed Train.............................................................................. 43 Galaxy Beef LLC................................................................... 39 GDI........................................................................................ 19 Gerloff Farms......................................................................... 39 Gleonda Farms Angus - Traves Merrick............................... 39 Green’s Welding & Sales........................................................ 37 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus..................................................... 39 HydraBed..............................................................................66 Irsik & Doll Feed Yards.........................................................68 Jim’s Motors...........................................................................54

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Kingsville Livestock Auction.................................................36 KK Farms / Windy Wine......................................................29 KK Farms Red Angus........................................................... 35 Lacy’s Red Angus.................................................................. 35 Lacy’s Red Angus.................................................................. 33 Lamine Valley Red Angus..................................................... 28 Maple Oaks Red Angus........................................................ 35 Maple Oaks Red Angus.......................................................... 2 Maplewood Acres Farm........................................................ 35 Marshall & Fenner Farms..................................................... 39 MC Livestock Red Angus...................................................... 35 MCA - Show-Me-Select Sale Credit.....................................60 MCA Junior Show............................................................49-50 MCA Member Benefits.......................................................... 55 MCA Membership Form....................................................... 57 MCA Presidents Council....................................................... 61 MCA Proud Member Signs................................................... 58 MCA Steak Fry.................................................................47-48 MCA Top 100 Profitablity Challenge................................... 27 MCA Youth Industry Tour.................................................... 56 McBee Cattle Co................................................................... 26 McDowell Land & Cattle...................................................... 63 McPherson Concrete Products..............................................65 Mead Cattle Co....................................................................... 7 Mead Farms........................................................................... 39 Merck Animal Health........................................................... 67 MFA Health Track................................................................ 13 Missouri Angus Association.................................................. 39 Missouri Angus Breeders....................................................... 39 Missouri Beef Industry Council............................................ 25 Missouri Red Angus Association..................................... 31, 35 Missouri Red Angus Breeders............................................... 35 Naught-Naught Agency......................................................... 52 Ory’s O7 Red Angus............................................................. 32 Ozark Hills Genetics............................................................. 35 P.H. White.............................................................................64 Richardson Ranch................................................................. 39 Rogers Cattle Co. and Lile Farms Red Angus...................... 35 Sellers Feedlot........................................................................ 53 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle................................................... 35 South Central Regional Stockyards...................................... 63 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef............................................... 39 Sydenstricker Genetics........................................................... 39 Valley Oaks Angus................................................................ 39 VitaLix................................................................................... 21 Weiker Angus Ranch............................................................. 39 Westway Feed.......................................................................... 9 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate...........................................34 Wheeler Livestock Market.....................................................64 Mike Williams.......................................................................34 Windrush Farm Red Angus.................................................. 35 Windsor Livestock Auction.................................................... 24 Y-Tex........................................................................................ 3 Zeitlow Distributing.............................................................. 53


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