August 2022 - Missouri Beef Cattleman

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CONTENTS Missouri Cattlemen’s Youth Expo Highlights and Results from the First-Ever Amplified Junior Event Show Me Success SMS Supports Young Producers Through MCA Member Incentive Program Anaplasmosis Advice Learn How the Bacteria Affect Your Herd and Ways to Put Them to Rest FEATURES603268 MCA President’s Perspective Summer Musings and Continuing Education CattleWomen’s Corner Around the Farm in August Straight Talk: Mike Deering So Much for Summer Regional Range Report MoBeef for MoKids Program What’s Cooking at the Beef House 40 Years and Counting Junior Spotlight Meet Your MJCA Board Capitol Update Nothing in Jeff City is Simple 3022108121482 Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News50186 The Missouri Beef Cattleman is an official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. August 2022 MEMBER NEWS COLUMNS 60Show Me Success Missouri Cattlemen’s Youth Expo32

2022AUGUST 5 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 Colum bia, 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 New MCA Members Parson Signs Drought Releif EO Missouri State Fair News/Info USMEF News NCBA MissouriNewsExtension News Advertisers Index9048241675676 Volume 51 - Issue 8 (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: Missouri Cattlemen’s Association MCA Website: Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 Macey Hurst •MBC Editor/Production Artist Lisa Stockhorst, Administrative Assistant – Ext 234 Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation Missouri’s CattleWomen 2022 MCA Officers Bruce Mershon, President 816-289-3765 • 31107 Lake City Buckner Rd., Buckner, MO 64016 David Dick, President-Elect 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301 Chuck Miller, Vice President 573-881-3589 • 393 Spring Garden Road, Olean, MO 65064 Marvin Dieckman, Treasurer 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ, Cole Camp, MO 65325 Charlie Besher, Secretary 573-866-2846 • RR 5, Box 2402, Patton, MO 63662 2022 MC A Regional Vice Presidents Region 1: Joe L olli, 30019 Klondike Pl Macon, MO 660-346-971163552 Region 2: Anit a Vanderwert, 4902 Cochero Ct., Columbia, MO 65203 • 573-808-3000 Region 3: Jeff Reed, PO Box 35 Williamsville, MO 63967 • 903-279-8360 Region 4: Deb Thummel, 12601 Hwy. 46 Sheridan, MO 64486 • 660-541-2606 Region 5: Alex Haun, 1031 SW 600 Rd Holden, MO 64040 • 816-345-0005 Region 6: Warren Love, 8381 NE Hwy ZZ Osceola, MO 64776 • 417-830-1950 Region 7: Josh Worthington, P.O. Box 246 Dadeville, MO 65635 • 417-844-2601 BEEFMISSOURI OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION CATTLEMAN DEPARTMENTS

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& Kathy Manley, Manley Farm, Anderson, MO Sale Managed by: Jim and Linda Reed • P.O. Box 126 Green Ridge, MO 65332 660-527-3507 • Fax 660-527-3379 • Auctioneer: Eddie Burks Marty Lueck, manager • 417-948-2669 or 417-838-1482 Rt. 1, Box 85G • Mountain Grove, MO 65711 • JOURNAGAN RANCH Genetically Yours BW 0.98 WW 70 YW 105 MM 35 M&G 70 CED 5.0 CHB 145 LJR MSU 174E JAMES 6J An Incredible Herd Sire Prospect by TH FRONTIER 174E. Fantastic Numbers LJR MSU ANASTASIA 122J Conservative marked daughter BredtoC&LRRKJ364CJALAPENO973E.KRQRENDURE18072.Excellentnumbers.of See this catalog online at LJR MSU HAZEL 2F An own daughter of the great breeding LOGIC. Freckle faced with all the things you are looking for. 31stAnnualSale Midwest’s Top Maternal Program 42 Years Continuously Breeding Quality Performance Polled Herefords October 1, 2022 11 a.m. • Springfield, MO Sale Location: William H Darr Agriculture Center, Springfield, MO 22 Service age bulls—big, stout, rugged bulls ready for service 12 Herd bull prospects— Maybe our best ever 17 Bred heifers— high replacement quality 28 Spring Heifer calf Pairs 15 Fall calving cows—always an outstanding group 6 Black & Black Baldy Bred Heifers



Chapman, Chapman Farms and Firewood, Osceola, MO



Chaves, Desoto, MO Maggie Stark, Butler, MO

Sims, Willard, MO

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Shellabarger, Mexico, MO


& Dawn Shellabarger, Mexico, MO Tony Fletchall, Stanberry, MO Tyler Harris, Fulton, MO Bryon & Rebecca Haskins, Lamar, MO




McConnaughy, Wasola, MO Steve Spreutels, Spreutels Red Angus, Koshkonong, MO Linda Rinser, West Plains, MO Edwina Moon, Moon Farms LLC, Chilhowee, MO

Dieckman, Cole Camp, MO Jay Wasson, Nixa, MO

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See the MCA Membership Form on page 85.

If you’re looking for thought-provoking podcasts to listen to, here are a few of my top picks:

Summer Musings and Continuing Education

Working Cows Herd CasualQuitterCattle


MCA President with Bruce Mershon

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On another podcast, they were discussing how the community responded to changes in their operations. The host quoted from Joe and Nancy Paddock‘s book called Soil and Survival. “Rural communities stifle change through negative reinforcement, sneers, grins or outright bullying — lack of peer support, not because the change might fail, but that it might succeed and pressure the rest of the community to go through the painful process of learning something new.” I hope that’s not the case in your local community. Innovation is at the heart of change – which is a good thing – and we have a lot of “change” coming in our business.

As I work on this column in the middle of July, I constantly ask myself what will be relevant to members a month from now when it reaches your mailbox. It’s very dry in southwest and south central areas and nearly wet in northern parts of our great state. We are fortunate to have a governor who is taking proactive steps by forming a task force now to help those in need from the drought-prone areas. By the time you read my column, my hope is that the temperatures are lower and you have received plenty of needed moisture. If not, our state government has been working for several weeks to help those in need. Thank you, Governor Parson! I spend a lot of time driving each day. Our closest pasture is a 30-minute drive and up to 2½ hours from home to see our cows. My family gave me wireless earbuds a couple of years ago. I never leave the house without them now. Radio listening is way down and podcast listening is way up for me. New interviews and stories from near and far fill my drive time with just a couple of touches on the screen of my phone.

MCARanchingBeefwatchRebootwantstohelp you with continuing education and better profitability in your operation. Change is always coming and we want to work with you. I hope I have seen or get to see you at the Missouri State Fair. If not, have a great rest of your summer!

One recent interview was with Chad Wilkinson from Iowa. His operation specializes in embryo transplant services — a much different operation than the average cow-calf ranch in Missouri. In the interview, Chad talked about the variability of beef versus other proteins.

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To put it in perspective, he said beef has variability of 12 inches while poultry is ¾-1 inch and pork 2-3 inches. Reducing variability in beef is coming and it has significant implications for our operations. As producers, how do we adapt to the changes?

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Governor Mike Parson vetoed HB 1720, which was an agricultural omnibus bill that included many tax credits utilized by farm and ranch families. Many were surprised the legislation met that fate considering Governor Parson is a cattle producer. The legislation only extended the tax credits for two years, which is unprecedented. The governor believes we must do better than that for the state’s top economic driver. Tax credits are always extended for six years to provide certainty for investors, but this legislation was hijacked by some who certainly weren’t focused on what is best for Missouri’s farm and ranch families.

Year after year, the legislative session ends in May and then things somewhat quiet down in the summer. That simply isn’t the case this year. Not only is it an election year, but we are also gearing up for a special session in September. What is a special session? It is when the governor calls the legislature back to work in Jefferson City to address what he deems to be unfinished business.

“I will never sell farmers or ranchers short,” Parson said.

So Much for Summer

Plans are always subject to change when it comes to the exciting world of politics, but we will stand with all other major agricultural organizations, elected leaders and the governor’s team to get this done.

Executive Vice President with Mike Deering

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While I do not have all the details for the tax cuts proposed by the governor, I do know his goal is to provide permanent tax relief for all Missourians.

The proposal would exempt the first $16,000 of an individual’s income and the first $32,000 of a couple’s income from state income taxes. The top tax rate in 2021 was 5.4% for taxable income of $8,700 or more.

The special session will not only include the agricultural tax credits but will also include what the governor says is the largest tax cut for all Missourians in our state’s history. The tax credits and the tax cuts will be combined into one bill and will likely start in the Senate on September 6 and will move to the House during the regularly scheduled veto session on September 14.

Governor Parson wants a tax rate of 4.7% to 4.8% with no Therebrackets.areseveral tax credits from HB 1720 that will be addressed in the special session, including the Meat Processing Facility Investment Program, Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority credits, and renewable fuels. In addition to extending the sunset on the agricultural tax credits for a minimum of six years, the special session also includes other provisions from HB 1720, such as exempting utility vehicles from state and local sales tax. Finally, the package also modifies the Family Farms Act to increase the number of small farmers that qualify for programs and increasing the amount of loans available. So much for a calm summer. We will need to reactivate “Cowboys at the Capitol” because we need boots in the halls to get this done. MCA will aggressively work to get this legislation across the finish-line.

MCA Region 6

My home affiliate of St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association started the MoBeef MoKids Program as a county-wide initiative during the 2018-19 school year with the donation of a beef from Wheeler’s Livestock the St.Clair County Cattlemen held their kick-off event, presenting all four county schools and Wheeler’s Livestock Auction (the first donor) with recognition banners. From there, the program grew to encompass 12 cattle donated in the 2019-20 school year, and 10 have been donated for the 2022-23 school year as schools recover from COVID. As part of the program, the St. Clair County Cattlemen work to provide quality farm fresh beef to the following schools and their 1,400 students: Appleton City, Lakeland, Roscoe and Osceola.

MoBeef MoKids Program

When visiting with Osceola foodservice, Missouri beef is served at least once, and oftentimes two or three times per week. Lunches enjoyed by students include super nachos, beef burritos, tacos and meatloaf. For more information, visit

Lakeland and Osceola School Districts facilitate donations through their contracted foodservice, Opaa!, who covers processing. Other school participants with private foodservice cover beef processing.

2022AUGUST 14 Region 1 VP - Joseph Lolli Region 5 VP - Alex Haun Region 2 VP - Anita Vanderwert Region 6 VP - Warren Love Region 3 VP - Jeff Reed Region 7 VP - Josh Worthington Region 4 VP - Deb Thummel At-Large Rep. - Kevin Valasek

Each year, processing dates are set with Powell Meat Company for the next school year to ensure that the county schools will be provided local beef on their trays.

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, St. Clair County Cattlemen started reaching out to local businesses for monetary support to help sustain the program. Local businesses can donate to the program and will receive support signs to place in their window or area of business. Donors are also recognized in local newspaper and on social media. Cattlemen can donate animals for the upcoming school year via sale barn and support schools through donations facilitated by St. Clair County Cattlemen.

Regional Range Report

by Warren Love, Vice-President


The Executive Order declares a drought alert for 53 counties in southern and central Missouri, primarily counties south of the Missouri River. A drought alert, part of Missouri’s Drought Plan, is the initial catalyst that allows the Governor to direct state agencies to work together and provide as many resources and as much assistance as possible.

“I know on my farm that conditions have deteriorated quickly, and we are hearing the same reports from countless other farm and ranch families across the state,” Governor Parson said. “By responding now, early in this drought, we can greatly reduce the impact on our agricultural community and Missouri citizens. Our farmers are a critical resource for our state, and it is important that we assist them as much as possible through this difficult time.”

Citizens can submit information about local drought conditions at Condition Monitoring Observer Reports (CMOR). A variety of helpful resources are online at The Department of Natural Resources is adding information on drought mitigation and assistance opportunities daily as it becomes available. The one-stop drought website features a link to CMOR, current drought-related news, the current United States and Missouri drought maps, the Missouri Drought Plan, and other resources, including information on previous droughts.

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Governor Parson has directed all state agencies to examine how they may assist affected communities, as well as those communities that may be affected in the future, through temporary suspension of administrative rules, appropriation, or other means of support to mitigate the effects of drought conditions.

Additionally, Governor Parson has proactively directed the departments of Natural Resources and Conservation to create a process for allowing farmers water access at state parks and conservation areas. The Department of Natural Resources will also assess state park areas that can be made available for haying. The Missouri Department of Transportation will offer special overwidth hauling permits, which waive certain fees and restrictions to farmers and ranchers moving hay.

In accordance with Missouri’s Drought Plan, the Department of Natural Resources has been engaging partners to assess emerging drought conditions for several weeks. In a fast-moving drought, local condition reports are crucial to understanding impacts to provide timely and appropriate assistance.

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Parson Signs Executive Order on Drought Response

In response to increasingly dry conditions and the growing threat of serious drought, Governor Mike Parson today issued Executive Order 22-04 calling upon the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to activate the Drought Assessment Committee and the associated drought impact teams.

“Drought conditions in many parts of Missouri compound the challenges producers are already facing with high fuel prices and input costs,” Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn said. “Livestock producers are having to make difficult decisions about selling livestock because there is no pasture in many areas. Grain farmers are watching their crops wither before pollination. Conditions are difficult for many Missouri farmers and ranchers.”

In response to the Governor’s request, the Soil and Water Conservation Commission will hold a special session next Monday, July 25, to consider assistance and variances that can be provided to help Missouri’s agriculture producers.

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Mike Deering said applauds the Governor for his rapid “Ourresponse.association and other organizations met with the governor on Monday, July 18, and we expressed the need to get on top of this issue now instead of waiting for conditions to worsen. A proactive response is critical as drought hits many cattle producing counties,” said Deering. “We applaud Governor Parson for acting immediately to engage all applicable state agencies in this effort.”

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rise in the state due to the efforts of the Missouri Beef Industry Thummel’ is in Northwest Missouri on her family’s diversified operation, where they maintain both commercial and registered Angus cattle, as well as grow corn and soybeans. After graduating high school, Thummel attended Northwest Missouri State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business in December of 2018. Following Thummel’s graduation from Northwest Missouri State University, she began her professional career as the Manager of Membership at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association in February of 2019. Thummel is in the process of earning a Master of Business Administration from Northwest Missouri State University and will complete this program in August of 2022.

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The Missouri Beef Industry Council would like to introduce the newest hire, Sydney Thummel, as the new Executive Director. The Executive Director position, in partnership with the Board of Directors, provides leadership within the beef industry and represents the Missouri Beef Industry Council at state and national functions. The Executive Director has many responsibilities including all operational and budgetary functions of the organization.


has spent her entire life, both as a student and in her professional career, working with and for the cattle farmers and ranchers in Missouri. She is invested in the success of the cattle industry on a personal level and aims to bring an expectation of success and excellence at every turn for the Missouri Beef Industry Council. She shared that the position is far more than marketing beef to consumers and is more about the publics’ perception of beef across the state. She wants to provide reliable information and resources to consumers and influencers through promotion, education, and research to increase beef awareness and continuously improve the perception of beef. Thummel also shared that she hopes to see a per capita beef consumption Welcomes Sydney Thummel as Executive Director

Thummel says, “It is an honor to be joining the Missouri Beef Industry Council as the new Executive ThummelDirector”.


While Thummel will have her work cut out for her covering the whole state and trying to reach as many consumers as possible, she is excited for the challenge! Thummel has an undisputed passion for the people who are Missouri’s cattle farmers and ranchers and knows they will be the driving force behind her innovation and approach. Thummel plans to focus on transparency, fiscal accountability, partnerships with consumer facing organizations and health professionals, and timely program execution.

Missouri Beef Industry Council partners with many different consumer programs,organizationsfacingandaswell as consumer facing media and publications across the state including Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Missouri Grocer’s Association,

The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) is a non-profit organization working on behalf of Missouri’s beef and dairy farmers and ranchers. The Missouri Beef Industry Council administers the Beef Checkoff program in Missouri which funds promotion, education, and research programs. The MBIC vision is to have a strong and viable beef industry in Missouri.

Missouri Beef Industry Council also provides Beef in the Classroom statewide to family and consumer science teachers. Beef in the Classroom offers resources and tools to these educators, as well as reimbursement for beef, for educating their students on beef cuts, cooking tips, recipes, shopping tips and more. Team Beef is another program provided by Missouri Beef Industry Council which focuses on training and educating a select group of runners from across the state, who in turn educate and provide resources to their peers at various running events that they attend. They can always be identified by their bright red Team Beef jerseys! Missouri Beef Industry Council’s main mission is to drive beef demand and ensure the longevity of the beef industry.

KYTV in Springfield, various retail grocers, St. Louis Science Center, KMIZ ABC17 in Columbia, Bass Pro Fitness Series and more.

About the Beef Checkoff

The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

The MBIC mission is to improve the demand for beef. The MBIC priority is to promote and strengthen beef’s value proposition, grow consumer trust in beef and beef production, protect and enhance the business climate for beef, and drive growth in beef exports. For more information, visit

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Thummel says, “I thoroughly believe that I have been preparing to be in this position for my entire life and am ready to lead this Council”.

Missouri Beef House What’s Cookin’ at the By Beef House Team 40 Years and Counting

BEEF. It’s What’s for Dinner. from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thought for the Month: One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Stick ‘em in the oven, the line is OUT THE DOOR!

With an avalanche of foods awaiting fairgoers at this year’s Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, August 11-21, 2022, there isn’t a moment to waste. We’re going out on a limb and declaring that nothing is better than eating at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Beef House and the Beef House Express which will be celebrating 40 years in business. For your dining experience, we have an air-conditioned dining room or covered outdoor patio seating. If you are in a hurry or just want to grab and go, our Beef House Express, which serves only the sandwiches on our menu, is the small building near our back door. Indeed, the true essence of fair food is eating good quality, great tasting beef grilled and served by cattlemen who know beef best. You’re bound to see a line of hungry people milling around the sidewalk out front… even the hot sun or rain won’t stop diners from waiting to get a taste. Be assured the wait is worth it! Keep an eye out for anniversary specials, too! We want to be sure to point you toward the best food option at the State Fair! You can find us north of the Missouri Conservation Building, south of the Family Fun Center, east of the Machinery Area, and west of the Home Economics Building. We’ve included the menu so you can get your taste buds prepared.

Celebrating 40 Years

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2022AUGUST 23 11 12 13 14 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 10:00 - 2:30 Hickory.......... 10 Eugene FFA .... 10 2:00 - 6:00 Texas ............... 5 Cass/Jackson .. 10 Morgan 10 5:30Randolph9:30....... 10 OPENING ...... 15 10:00 - 2:30 Warren .......... 10 Cole ............... 15 Taney 5 2:00Gentry/Worth6:00 . 15 South Central ... 5 5:30 - 9:30 MJCA ............ 10 MCW ............... 5 BuchananAndrew/ 5 10:00 - 2:30 Vernon ........... 20 2:00Lafayette6:00........ 20 5:30 - 9:30 Benton ........... 30 10:00California2:30FFA.............. 15 I-35 15 2:00 - 6:00 St. Clair ......... 30 5:30Moniteau9:30....... 15 JamestownFFA 5 10:00 - 2:30 Linn 10 OPENING 15 2:00 - 6:00 Bates .............. 15 OPENING 10 5:30 - 9:30 Henry ............ 15 Tipton FFA 5 10:00Lewis/Marion2:30 8 Sullivan 7 Norborne FFA . 10 2:00Audrain6:00.......... 10 Newton/McDonald .... 10 5:30Johnson9:30.......... 15 RussellvilleFFA 12 10:00 - 2:30 Macon 10 Pettis RV FFA 10 OPENING ...... 10 2:00Callaway/6:00Montgomery 10 Eldon FFA ...... 15 5:30Harrison9:30........ 10 OPENING 15 10:00 - 2:30 Lafayette 15 OPENING 10 2:00Monroe6:00............ 6 Ralls 5 Appleton City FFA ............. 15 5:30 - 9:30 Cooper ........... 15 MU Block & Bridle 10 10:00 - 2:30 Carroll 10 St. Charles 5 Douglas/Wright.......... 10 2:00 - 6:00 Boone ............ 15 OPENING 10 5:30Howard9:30.......... 15 Pike/Lincoln 10 10:00Southwest2:30Cattlemen 15 Cedar .............. 5 NEMO ............. 5 2:00 - 6:00 Polk ............... 15 Franklin 10 5:30 - 9:30 Saline............. 10 Marshall FFA 10 10:00 - 2:30 Dallas 15 2:00 - 6:00 Pettis ............. 15 MSU 5 Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your shift for volunteer orientation. The Beef House hours of operation are 11am – 9pm. If your county is unable to work the assigned shift, please contact the MCA office at 573-499-9162. 2022 Missouri Beef House County Volunteer Work AugustSchedule11-21

Barnyard Story Time, located at the Children’s Barnyard, will take place at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 12-20. This offers young fairgoers a chance to take a seat and listen to an agriculture story book read by a State Fair exhibitor or agriculture leader. Join us for Missouri’s number one agricultural expo at the 2022 Missouri State Fair, Aug. 11-21, in Sedalia.

The Missouri State Fair prides itself on offering agriculture education opportunities to thousands of fairgoers each year. There are fun and interactive events, exhibits, competitions and shows that take place throughout the 11 days of the Fair that are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry at the forefront.

Join Us For Missouri’s Largest Agricultural Expo

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Come celebrate and check off your State Fair bucket list learning about agriculture at the 2022 Missouri State TheFair! Agriculture Building is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Aug. 11-20 and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Aug. 21. The building is the showcase for all the great things that make agriculture Missouri’s number one industry. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and Missouri farmers, ranchers and commodity groups offer kidfriendly, hands-on interaction with agriculture every Highlightsday. of the Agriculture Building include the Missouri Grown Market. They offer fresh and nutritious products grown in the Show-Me State available for purchase daily. AgVenture is an agriculture education booth that offers opportunities to celebrate the history of Missouri agriculture. Live plants, crops and produce showing Missouri’s top commodities will also be on Demonstrationsdisplay. take place at various locations throughout the Fair that offer agriculture education to all fairgoers. Demonstrations on cured hams and bacon will take place in the Agriculture Building. Other various demonstrations will be taking place on the Consumer Showcase Stage in the Home Economics Building. Food Demonstrations presented by University of Missouri Extension will take place in the Mo-Ag Theatre. A canned food exhibit, sponsored by Woods Supermarket, will be on display in the Agriculture Building to promote the Drive to Feed Kids. Agriculture education opportunities at the Fair take place all across the Fairgrounds. Fairgoers can become immersed in agriculture around every corner. Missouri 4-H and FFA youth will be on hand to participate in the Let’s Talk Livestock and Barnyard Story Time Let’sprograms.Talk Livestock gives fairgoers an opportunity to talk with exhibitors about their projects and learn more about them. It showcases showmanship, animal care and more with demonstrations by the exhibitors with their livestock sponsored by Tractor Supply Company

Celebrate Agriculture at the 2022 Missouri State Fair

While out exploring the Fair, keep an eye out or look for the Central Bank logo on your map to spot the stations. Be sure to use the hashtag #MSFPhotoStation on social media so we can see all of the fun you’re having at the 2022 Missouri State Fair. We can’t wait to see you Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia!

The Bull Riding Competition, located in the State Fair Arena, will begin at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $14, children ages 6-12 are $7 and entry for children ages 5 and younger is free if sitting on an adults lap.

Say “Cheese” at our Missouri State Fair Photo Stations, sponsored by Central Bank of Sedalia! Capture your best moments at the 120th Missouri State Fair with five NEW photo stations! A total of eight FREE photo backdrops will be located around the fairgrounds to stop by and take a picture. These photo backdrops are sponsored by Central Bank of Sedalia and feature five new designs and three returning from last designs include Chuggin’ into My First Fair, Swine Barn Celebrating 100 Years, Eatin’ Good and Gettin’ Big, a 2022 Instagram Photo Frame, and Buckets of Fun. Returning designs include Grand Champion Lamb-themed station, Missouri Grown Farmers’ Market, and a Free Entertainment Stage.

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the Budweiser Stage and the semifinal rounds of the Homegrown Singer Contest, as well as enjoy the Pony Pull and the Draft Horse Halter classes.

What’s New? – Photo Stations

Rounding out the lineup of concerts for the 2022 Fair will be Justin Moore, performing with opener Heath Sanders at 7:30 p.m. in the State Fair Grandstand, presented by CFM Insurance. Tickets are available through Etix and prices begin at $30 for regular grandstand seats. We hope you will join us in Sedalia for a number of events, free entertainment and “Buckets of Fun” at the 2022 Missouri State Fair!

Join the Missouri State Fair in celebrating Youth in Agriculture Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. Enjoy a number of free entertainment events throughout the day such as Cedar Creek Band and Dirt Road Addiction on

The Sale of Champions will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The sale will feature the Grand and Reserve Champion steers, barrows, lambs, meat goats, pens of chickens, pens of rabbits, hams and bacon from 4-H and FFA shows happening earlier on during the Fair. Each year, thirty percent of each animal’s total sale value goes to the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture Fund, which provides educational programs, competitive events and scholarships for agricultural youth.

August 20 Daily Highlights

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Thursday, August 11 8:00 a.m. Angus 4-H/FFA Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Simmental 4-H/FFA Show –MFA Arena 3:00 p.m. Gelbvieh 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena 3:00 p.m. Salers 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 5:00 p.m. Youth Beef Cattle Judging – Coliseum Friday, August 12 8:00 a.m. Angus Open Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Gelbvieh Open Show – MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Salers Open Show – Donnelly Saturday, August 13 8:00 a.m. Simmental Open Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Charolais 4-H/ FFA Show – MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Hereford 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena Sunday, August 14 8:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 8:00 a.m. Hereford Open Show – Coliseum 2:00 p.m. Charolais Open Show – Coliseum 5:00 p.m. Crossbred & Other Heifer 4-H/ FFA Show – MFA Arena Monday, August 15 8:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou Open Show – Coliseum 9:00 a.m. L ive Evaluation of Carcass Steers –MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Beef Showmanship – Coliseum Tuesday, August 16 8:00 a.m. 4-H/ FFA Market Heifer Show –SColiseumteerShow – Immediately Following Market Heifer Show – Coliseum 5:00 p.m.± Grand Champion Steer – Coliseum Wednesday, August 17 8:00 a.m. Red An 8:00 a.m. Red An Thursday, August 18 9:00 a.m. MFMinia 9:00 a.m. MFMinia Friday, August 19 8:00 a.m. Shorthorn 4-H/FFA 1:00 p.m. L 2:00 p.m. Bee Saturday, August 20 8:00 a.m. Shorthorn Open 8:00 a.m. Blac 8:00 a.m. Blac 12:00 Noon Bee 1:00 p.m. L 1:30 p.m. Sale of Champions – Lowell Mohler A 2:00 p.m. Brahman Infl. 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 4:00 p.m. Santa Gertrudis 4-H/FFA Show 7:00 p.m. CSupr Sunday, August 21 8:00 a.m. Brahman Infl. Open Show 12:00 Noon Santa Gertrudis Open Show


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1. MFA Feed Division will award $1,000 to the Grand Champion and $750 to the Reserve Grand Champion on-the-rail overall winners of the Open Steer Carcass Show. To qualify, animals must be enrolled in the MFA 4-H/FFA Livestock Premium Program, using one of the MFA recommended feeds. See your authorized MFA Feed supplier for details.

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THE MISSOURI STATE FAIR will award $900 to the Grand Champion Steer Carcass overall winner and $500 to the Reserve Grand Champion Steer Carcass overall winner. The MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION will donate trophies for the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion On-Foot and On-Rail steers. The MISSOURI STATE FAIR will award plaques to the two highest placing junior exhibitors in the Steer Carcass Contest. type today’s


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2. Briarwood Angus Farms, (Curtis & Ann Long) Butler, MO, and the Missouri Angus Association will award $1,000 to the Grand Champion on-therail overall carcass winner if the steer is a registered, purebred Angus and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA youth exhibitor. Also awarded will be $500 for the top placing and $300 for the second place on-the-rail carcass steers that are registered, purebred Angus and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA youth. $200 will be awarded if the Grand Champion on-foot winner is a registered, purebred Angus steer and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA exhibitor. $200 will be given to any 4-H or FFA junior member with a purebred Angus that enters in all three (3) classes: Angus steer, On-foot carcass steer and the Carcass contest. Must pre-register to be eligible for prize money by meeting MSF deadline and submitting a copy of registration papers and your complete entry form to Dr. Curtis Long, 2110 NW St. Rt. 52, Butler, MO 64730, by June 30, 2022. These awards will be presented at the Missouri Angus Association’s annual banquet and the exhibitors must be present for the awards to be given. Contact: Curtis Long, 2110 NW St. Rt. 52, Butler, MO 64730 (660-679-3459). 3. The Missouri Hereford Association, Matt Reynolds, 1071 County Road 1231, Huntsville, MO 65259, 660-676-3788 will award $500 to the top 4-H and FFA bred, born and raised in Missouri Hereford steers and $250 to the second place bred, born and raised in Missouri Hereford steers. For steers to qualify, steers must be DNA tested for verification of parentage and registered with the American Hereford Association (Continued on page 28)


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4. The Missouri Shorthorn Association will award $500 to the Grand Champion on-the-rail overall winner if the steer was a registered, Shorthorn steer. To qualify, proof of registration is required. Also awarded will be $250 to the Grand Champion on-the-rail overall winner if the steer was a registered Shorthorn plus which is at least 50% Shorthorn steer. To qualify, proof of registration is required. Contact: Diane Bolinger (816695-3559).

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$500 to the over-all Grand Champion “On-the-Rail” if the steer is a registered Red Angus. To be eligible, the animals must be registered (50% or greater Red Angus) with a valid registration certificate from the Red Angus Association of America. Steers must be 85% Red in color, polled and display sufficient breed characteristics which match percent of registration (no black hided or black animals). A scurred animal is considered polled if you choose not to remove the scurs, if you surgically or mechanically remove the scurry you will be disqualified. Each animal must have a legible tattoo that matches the registration paper from the Red Angus Association of America. All steers may be subject to an inspection by a breeder committee and required to meet minimum standards for type and conformation. Blood may be drawn for verification of parentage. Decisions made by the breeder committee will be final.

Live Evaluation Contest of Carcass Steer Show Monday, August 15 Live Evaluation begins: 9:30 a.m. Location: MFA Arena What is the Live Evaluation Contest? It is an opportunity for individuals to participate in an educational activity associated with selecting slaughter steers by live and carcass traits and criteria. Anyone wishing to participate can enter this contest in the Junior or Adult Division. Age divisions will be as follows: Junior Division - anyone under 18 years of age; Adult Division - anyone 18 years and older. Ten steers will be selected from the Carcass show entries to be used for the Live Evaluation Contest. A sample demonstration will be given on how to yield grade and quality grade slaughter steers prior to the beginning of the live evaluation contest. Junior and adult contestants compete by guessing the actual carcass data collected on the 10 slaughter steers which are selected for the contest. Cash prizes will be

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5. The Missouri Simmental Association will award $500 to the Grand Champion and $250 to the Reserve Grand Champion on-the-rail overall winners of the Open Steer Carcass Show if they are registered purebred Simmental. Contact: Roxanne Willard (417-793-2857).

prior to the Missouri State Fair. Each animal must have a legible tattoo that matches the registration paper from the American Hereford Association. All steers will be subject to an inspection by a breeder committee and required to meet minimum standards for type and confirmation. Blood may be drawn or tail hair pulled for DNA verification of parentage. Decisions made by the breeder committee will be final. The first and second place bred, born, and raised Missouri Hereford steers in the carcass show will receive $500 for the first place and $250 for the second place.

7. Missouri Cattlemen’s Association to the exhibitor that exhibits the steer with the highest marbling score, $250 to the exhibitor that exhibits the steer with the largest ribeye area and $250 to the “Chef’s Award Winner” determined by the National Beef Checkoff’s Culinary Center, based upon the carcass data submitted to them that would be the most ideal for a high end restaurant. To be eligible for the awards, the exhibitor must be a member or Junior member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. In case of a tie, the award will be divided equally. Must be a member prior to August 17th, 2022.

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The Best-Kept Beef Cattle Exhibit Barn in 2021 was Simmental and Shorthorn.

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awarded by the State Fair to the top 5 individuals in each division who are nearest to the actual carcass placings on the slaughter steers entered in this contest.

The 2021 Beef Cattle Herdsman award was presented to Top Shelf Cattle Company and Shoal Creek Land and Cattle LLC.

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The Missouri State Fair will award two $80 awards, plus attractive plaques, to the herdsmen in charge of the two most outstanding beef cattle exhibits. A committee will make inspections to determine the winners. The following points will be considered: 1) cleanliness, grooming, and appearance of the exhibits; 2) handling of feed, equipment, etc. and keeping same out of the alleys; and 3) cooperation, courtesy, and sportsmanship in the exhibit area and show ring.

The Missouri State Fair will award a plaque, to be hung in the Beef Cattle Office, to the breed that has demonstrated and presented its entire exhibit barn and is considered by the committee to be the best-kept barn during the course of the Fair. The following points will be considered: 1) cleanliness, grooming, and appearance of the exhibits; 2) handling of feed, equipment, etc. and keeping same out of the alleys; and 3) cooperation, courtesy, and sportsmanship in the exhibit area and show ring.

The MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION will present trophies to the top two junior and the top two adults. This is an excellent learning opportunity, not only for youth, but also for adults.


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Beef exports to Korea, Japan and China/Hong Kong already top $1 billion May beef exports reached 135,006 metric tons (mt), up 1% from the previous high posted in May 2021. Export value climbed 20% to $1.09 billion, breaking the March 2022 record. For January through May, beef exports increased 4% from a year ago to 613,266 mt, valued at $5.14 billion (up 34%).

Source: USMEF U.S. beef exports set new volume and value records in May, topping $1 billion for the fourth time this year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). While pork exports were well below last year’s large totals, shipments were the largest of 2022 in both volume and value. U.S. lamb exports continued to trend higher, led by growth in the Caribbean and Mexico.

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Exports to leading markets South Korea, Japan and China/Hong Kong already topped $1 billion each through May, while shipments also trended significantly higher to Taiwan, the Caribbean, the ASEAN region, the Middle East and Central America.

Pork exports still surging to Mexico, Dominican Republic May pork exports were 224,677 mt, down 21% from the large year-ago total but the highest monthly volume since November. Export value was $655.1 million, down 24% but also the highest since November. Through May, pork exports were down 20% from a year ago to 1.07 million mt, valued at just under $3 billion (down 18%).

“For U.S. beef exports to maintain a $1 billion-permonth pace is tremendous under any circumstances, but it is especially remarkable given the strong U.S. dollar, continued shipping and logistical challenges and the economic uncertainty our industry and international customers face today,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “Across a wide range of markets, the momentum for retail beef sales achieved during the pandemic continues, and it’s now complemented by a strong rebound in the foodservice sector. May volume was actually down slightly to both Japan and South Korea, and yet exports still set a new record. That’s a great indication of soaring, broad-based demand for U.S. beef.”

May Beef Exports Reach New Heights Pork Exports Largest of 2022

Positive momentum continues for U.S. lamb exports May exports of U.S. lamb increased 35% from a year ago to 1,856 mt, while export value climbed 40% to $2.55 million. Lamb muscle cut exports posted robust growth in Mexico and the Caribbean, led by the Netherlands Antilles and Dominican Republic. JanuaryMay lamb exports increased 46% from a year ago to 8,368 mt, while value jumped 68% to $12.5 million. Muscle cut exports increased 80% in volume (875 mt) and 84% in value ($5.2 million).

A detailed summary of January-May export results, including market-specific highlights, is available from the USMEF website. MO

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Exports to Mexico and the Dominican Republic are on a record pace in 2022, while May exports were also very strong for Colombia. Despite logistical challenges, chilled pork exports increased to Japan and South “OnKorea.the pork side, exports are still trailing the enormous totals from the first half of last year, but we’re seeing upward momentum in several markets,” Halstrom explained. “Shipments to Mexico are on a record pace and demand is strong across most of the Western Hemisphere. China’s hog prices have increased about 40% since mid-June, which supports our forecast for some rebound in China’s demand for imported pork toward the end of the year. Even when China pulls larger volumes from other suppliers, this has a positive impact for U.S. pork in a number of international markets.”

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St. Clair County Cattlemen worked the 50/50 Raffle at the Lucas Oil Pro Bull Riding Invitational on Friday, June 24. The Cattlemen raised $313 for the scholarship fund. Thanks to everyone that helped with the 50/50 at Lucas Oil! Congratulations to our winners, Johnathon, Shasta and Kali Rouse of Pleasant Hope. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 9, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Landmark with speaker Wesley Tucker discussing succession planning and sponsored by St. Clair County State Bank.

St. Clair County Cattlemen are working to sustain the MoBeef for MoKids Program. Any person or business interested in donating, please contact Weston Shelby or Lawanna Salmon. Monetary donations are being taken to help the Cattlemen purchase cattle when no one has one ready to go at the scheduled time. Sale barns now have the ability to allow people to sell cattle at the sale barn and to make donations to the MoBeef for MoKids Program. This will allow people to make donations to the program, get funds for the areas that don’t have cattle and be able to sustain programs in other counties.

The following have already donated for the 2022-23 school year: Mike and Gwenny Nance, Gregg Smith Ford, Hawthorne Bank, Dull and Heany Law Office, Jim Falk Motors, Legacy Bank, and Oakstar Bank.

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Thank you, Travis with Vitalix and Paul and Jody with MFA and Lowry City Farmer’s Exchange, for speaking to our group and sponsoring our meeting! Thank you, Valley Center Church ladies, for the delicious meal!

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, July 12, at Valley Center Church in Lowry City with 45 members and guests present. MFA Southern Livestock Specialist Paul Brune and Bolivar Farmer’s Exchange’s Jody Boles spoke to the group about the importance of care for your beef cattle in the heat and dry conditions. Travis with Vitalix also spoke about Vitalix products that will help with fly control and help make your grass last longer with the low amounts of rain we have been getting. Vitalix has several tub options, but all have the Vitalix guarantee consumption, no filler, salt, or waste, and they are custom-cooked for the climate they are going to be consumed in. The maintaining productive cows’ tubs are running between $.15 to .20 per day, have 7% protein, and offer important vitamins and minerals.

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2022AUGUST 51 Missouri Angus Breeders The #1 State For Angus! Kenny & Janyce Hinkle 14103 E. Summers Rd. • Nevada, MO 64773 Ph/Fax: 417-944-2219 • Cell: 417-448-4127 E-mail: hpca@centurytel.netFallSaleOctober17 Russel and Randy Miller 21146 400th Street Graham, MO 64455 660-254-0137 • 660-415-6339 E-mail: Fall Sale November 26 Bulls are our Business! AngusWEIKERRanch Fred660-248-3640Weiker • Julia Weiker Fred: 660-248-3765 1339 Hwy 124, • Fayette, MO 65248 “Where the Extraordinary are Availible” Julie Conover, Executive Director 634 S.W. 1201 Rd • Holden, MO 64040 734-260-8635 E-mail: 21658missouriangus.orgQuarryLane•Barnett,MO65011 Office: 573-302-7011 • Fax: 573-348-8325 E-mail:Website:meadangus@yahoo.comwww.meadfarms.comAlanMead,Owner 573-216-0210Since1942 Fall Production OctoberSale 22 22227 Saline 127 Hwy • Malta Bend, Mo 65359 Brian Marshall • (660) www.marshallandfennerfarms.com641-4522 For All Your Angus Needs! Our Next Sale is October 12 Russell & Susan Coon 1318 Shelby 169, Bethel, MO 63434 660-284-6518 h • 660-341-2705 c Larry Coon 1284 Shelby 169, Bethel, MO 63434 660-284-6473 h • 660-342-3889 c Doug & LaRee Brent608-279-3172Frank&KeriHazelrigg703-587-9959 Visit us online: Next Sale: October 16 October 15, 2022 PO Box 280 • 3997 S Clark • Mexico, MO 65265 Ben Eggers • email: Barn: (573) 581-1225 • Cell: (573) 473-9202 Eddie Sydenstricker Bub Raithel Sydenstricker Nobbe John Deere Kyle Vukadin • Kyle Tate Office: (573) 581-5900 Kenneth Roberts Blake McDonald Fall Sale NovemberDate19 9770 W. State Hwy 266 • Springfield, MO 65802 Jim Joann417.827.0623417.827.2756 Bulls & Females | Quality Angus Beef Registered Angus Cattle For Sale Drew & Tasha Busch 10761 Maries Co. Rd. 424 • St. James, Mo 65559 Office 573-699-4085 • Cell 573-864-6896

The Polk County Cattlemen have kept the grills hot with multiple cooking events over the last couple of months.

The self-sponsored June monthly meeting was held on June 9 at the Elks Lodge in Bolivar with the grill team serving cheeseburger meals and the Polk County CattleWomen providing the dessert. We had a great lineup of guest speakers with Missouri State Senator Sandy Crawford; Warren Love, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Region 6 VP; Missouri State Representative Mike Stephens; and Kalena Bruce, candidate for U.S. House Missouri District 4, all giving interesting and informative presentations on political hot topics affecting the agricultural industry. We appreciate them taking the time out of their busy schedules to meet with us.

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Therepresentation.nextmonthly meeting of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association is scheduled for September 8, 2022.

July’s monthly meeting was held on July 14 at Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar. We thank Oakstar Bank for their generosity in sponsoring our meeting. Bank President Kelly Parson shared the importance of personal service and long-term, generational customer relations while Drew Legan informed members of some great loan

July’s guest speaker was U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, candidate for U.S. Senate. Congresswoman Hartzler was quick to connect with the members as she refused to sugarcoat the current state of political affairs affecting not just beef producers and farmers, but our nation as a whole. Her reasons why she was the best person for the U.S. Senate seat, backed by her impressive credentials, left no doubt of the need for her

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On June 11, 2022, 14 members of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association joined MCA members from across the state at the 19th Annual PAC Cattlemen’s Steak Fry in Sedalia. In support, the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association sponsored a table and donated a pedal tractor for the auction. Polk County Cattlemen’s Association members Keith Stevens and Howard Hardecke joined other past Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Past Presidents in the tradition of donating a pie for the auction. Members attending were Logan Chaney, Landon Chaney, Mark Stanek, Howard Hardecke, Dan and Linda Bunch, Janieca Hancock, Matt Henenberg, Keith and Beverly Stevens, Ed Vest, Bob and Marla Moreland, and Polk County Beef Queen/Missouri Beef Queen Madeline Payne.

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On June 8, Mid Missouri Bank celebrated their 150th anniversary with a parking lot appreciation lunch featuring over 300 cheeseburger meals and over 100 all beef hotdog meals cooked and served by the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association. On June 18, 325 attendees of the Polk County Junior Livestock and Youth Fair enjoyed the famous Polk County Cattlemen’s Association’s delicious ribeye steaks accompanied by cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad and rolls. On July 4, in spite of the sweltering heat, Bolivar’s Celebration of Freedom on the Southwest Baptist University Campus brought many seeking the mouthwatering offerings of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association. Over 300 fresh cooked ribeye sandwich meals and 200 hotdog meals were enjoyed by the masses before the patriotic display of fireworks.

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Henry County Cattlemen donated and served 200 beef burgers at the Henry County Fair Small Animal Auction to 4-H and FFA exhibitors, parents, and buyers. A large crowd gathered to support our youth. The Henry County Cattlemen also planned to participate in the Ole Glory Days Parade, but weather canceled that parade.

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2022 has been busy for the Pettis County Cattlemen and Women. We started the year with the Missouri Ag Expo at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The event was held at the Mathewson Exhibition Center. We served over 200 ribeye steak sandwiches and the same with hamburgers.

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The city of Sedalia had a community outreach event over three sessions. The first was held at State Fair Community College, the second at Smith Cotton High School and the third at First United Methodist Church. The idea of the outreach was to help people find organizations that they could get help from or join. This also gave organizations a chance to explain what they did and how they work. PCCA members were there to answer any questions people might have, so no cooking was involved.

Last but not least was the MCA Steak Fry. Being an election year, there were several politicians present. Our master chef, Mike Carter, had help from Vice President Alan Ream, and once again; help from Lafayette County, we cooked over 400 ribeye steaks. Just for the record, those last three events were back-to-back Pettis County Ambulance Service on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Once again, we are sending a BIG thank you to Lafayette County for all your help. It certainly helped make all this happen Assmoothly.ofthis writing, things are a little dry, so we hope you all have gotten some much needed rain. Until next time, from The Pettis County Cattlemen and Women.

We were invited to cook an appreciation meal for the Pettis County Ambulance Service. We served over 30 hamburgers and the EMTs were very thankful. Next up was the Missouri Cattlemen’s Youth Expo and the new Replacement Heifer Show & Sale. The MCA wanted to do something for the youth, so through the MCA Beef House, the PCCA, and Lafayette County, we cooked 300 hamburgers and some hotdogs. It was a busy, busy evening.

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Overall, the expo was a pretty good time, but the temperature was a little cold. Next, we had our annual meeting. Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Mike Deering was our guest speaker and auctioneer for our auction to raise money for the Scholarship Fund. Also, Alex Haun, our new Region 5 Vice-President, spoke at our meeting. In April, instead of having a regular board meeting, we had an informational meeting. We had Jon Roberts from MFA to talk about MFA’s Health Track and Christopher Schoen from Zoetis to talk about vaccinations for cattle and their benefits.

Lafayette County

Lafayette County Cattlemen continue to use the “branded” beef sticks for beef promotion. On July 6, an early morning fire at the local power plant left the community of Odessa without power. Cooling shelters were set up at two local churches, and the Lafayette County Cattlemen donated 400 beef sticks for residents using the shelters and for Odessa City staff who worked all day in extreme heat to to restore power on a limited basis to the community by 9 p.m. On Saturday, July 9, members took part in the annual Mayview Picnic Parade and handed out 538 beef sticks to attendees along the parade route. LCCA also partnered with the Lafayette County 4-H to have beef sticks for sale at the fair concession stands.

Lafayette County Cattlemen were supporters of the Lafayette County 4-H and FFA Fair again this year.

Lafayette County Cattlemen served dinner to 100 “Super Farmers” and their families at the 2022 Lafayette County 4-H & FFA Fair Tuesday, July 12. Members grilled and served 250 hamburgers and 100 hotdogs, along with chips and bottled water. Following the dinner, a short board meeting was held to finish plans for the summer meeting to be held July 21 and take care of other business. As a part of their annual 4-H/FFA sponsorship, the LCCA awards the Rate of Gain contest plaque at the Market Steer and Heifer Show held on Wednesday, July 13, at the fairgrounds in Higginsville. This year’s winning entry was shown by Jeralyn Twiehaus of the Members served hamburgers and all-beef hotdogs for the Super Farmer Contest.

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The Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) kept busy the last week in June at the Dallas County Fair in Buffalo. Many members volunteered at the threeday event. Our cooks kept busy grilling our famous ribeyes, as well as hamburgers and hotdogs. We are so glad we have a nice trailer from which to serve our sandwiches and drinks. In spite of high temperatures, good crowds were on hand to watch the many exhibitors show off their livestock they have worked hard on. Congratulations to all the winners! DCCA was proud to sponsor showmanship awards. Winners were Kassidie Eagleburger in the junior division and Josie Toombs in the senior division.

DCCA recently awarded scholarships for the upcoming school year to two outstanding youth. Gracie Smith received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Missouri State Technical College in Linn. She is majoring in agricultural business. Jade Williams received $1,000 and will be a freshman at Crowder College in Neosho and is also planning to major in agricultural business. We are glad to support them in their higher education as they pursue agricultural degrees. We are looking forward to volunteering in the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair. September will kick off our fall meetings with dates and details to be announced soon. If anyone has any extra rain, we could sure use it in Dallas County!

Napoleon Cloverleaf 4-H Club, with an average daily gain of 6.4 lbs! Congratulations to Jeralyn and all the exhibitors for their good work during a hot week at the fair!

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Supreme Court Rejects R-CALF Lawsuit, Ending Effort Against Beef Checkoff

NCBA intervened in the lawsuit in its early days to help defend state beef councils from R-CALF and their activist attorneys, who falsely attacked state beef councils and the cattlemen and women who volunteer their time to support the industry as Checkoff leaders. Multiple court decisions rejected these allegations and reaffirmed the work and direction of the Beef Checkoff and those who guide it.

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“Our goal is to inform and educate cattle producers across the country about this potential threat,” said Dr. Kathy Simmons, NCBA’s chief veterinarian.

Source: DENVER,NCBACOLORADO (June27, 2022) – The Supreme Court of the United States denied R-CALF’s lawsuit against 13 state beef councils and the Beef Checkoff. This ruling effectively ends yet another R-CALF attack on the Beef Checkoff and prevents the activist attorneys at Public Justice, from further diverting Checkoff and beef industry resources.

“R-CALF has repeatedly attacked the Beef Checkoff, engaging lawyers who are closely aligned with extremist animal rights groups like PETA and others, in an attempt to further their efforts,” said Woodall. “It’s time that our industry stands up to R-CALF and insists that they end these attacks on the Beef Checkoff and the volunteer cattle producers who direct it.”

The Asian Longhorned Tick is an invasive exotic pest first found in the United States in 2017. Since then, it has spread to 17 states ranging from the South all the way up through the East Coast. The tick is extremely mobile, spreading to new locations by attaching to people, birds, pets and wild animals, however, it can survive for up to a year in the environment without attaching to a host. Because it is smaller than a sesame seed, it is also difficult to detect.

The tick is extremely aggressive and can cause stress and severe blood loss in cattle. The tick also carries diseases such as bovine Theileriosis, a disease that causes anemia, failure to grow (ill-thrift), persistent infection, reproductive problems, and in some cases, death. There is currently no approved treatment against Theileria orientalis, leaving cattle at risk.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pleased to work with producers, industry stakeholders, and animal health experts to identify ways to mitigate the spread of invasive species and the diseases they carry,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, assistant director of the Ruminant Health

“For too long we have allowed R-CALF and their attorneys to divide our industry and draw attention away from the important job of beef promotion and research. The Supreme Court’s rejection of R-CALF’s petition confirms the Beef Checkoff, and its overseers, are adhering to the letter and spirit of the laws that protect and guide producer investments in the program,” said NCBA CEO Colin Woodall.

Webinar Symposium to Discuss Small Tick Causing Big Problems for Cattle

Source: CENTENNIAL,NCBA COLORADO (July 12, 2022) –

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hosting a two-day webinar symposium to address concerns regarding the Asian Longhorned Tick and the pest’s possible impact on the U.S. cattle industry. The free virtual event will be held Aug. 23-24 from noon to 3:45pm (Eastern) each day.

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The two-day webinar is designed to provide cattle producers, state animal health officials, veterinarians, and other key stakeholders with current information from industry experts about how to identify and manage the tick. Veterinarians from currently affected states and USDA officials will discuss disease implications as well as possible treatment options and prevention of ticks on animals and in pastures.

Center at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), Veterinary Services Strategy and Policy Unit. “We thank the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for their partnership in organizing this event and we look forward to a constructive conversation on reducing the threat posed by the Asian Longhorned Tick.”

Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington counties, and the City of St. Louis. He is a fifth-generation farmer. Rick and his wife, Benita, have two children and five grandchildren. Rehmeier is president and part owner of Rehmeier Farms, a family operation that grows corn, soybeans, and wheat as well as markets 20,000 hogs annually. He is a member of DRR Farms, LLC, School of Washington WINGS Endowment Committee, PorkPAC and an investor and advisory board member for Heritage Community Bank. Rehmeier has been a board member since 2011.

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- Through a mail ballot, the stockholders of FCS Financial elected three directors to the board. Elected by the cooperative’s member-owners to serve fouryear terms were Don Schlesselman of Concordia, and incumbents Rick Rehmeier of Augusta, and Beth Schnitker of Middletown.

Don Schlesselman, 57, represents Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray counties. Schlesselman and his wife, Beth, raised two children on a farm that has been in the family since 1857. They have three grandchildren. Schlesselman farms with his son in Lafayette and Saline counties and does custom hay harvesting and trucking. They raise corn, soybeans and hay using no-till practices and cover crops. Additionally, they manage a 100-head cow/ calf operation. He is Commissioner for the Concordia Special Road District and Chairman of the Lafayette County Planning & Zoning Committee. Schlesselman also serves on the Santa Fe AgriLeaders Board, Missouri State Cattlemens’ Board, MFA Inc. Board as Vice Chair, and Chairman for the Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association. He replaces Mark Pierce who was recently elected to the AgriBank Board of Directors. Schnitker, 55, represents Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Saline, and Warren counties. She is a third-generation farmer. Schnitker and her husband, Herb, have two daughters in college who aspire to be fourth generation farmers. Their farm consists of a commercial cow-calf operation and raising corn, soybeans, and wheat. Schnitker is a member of Audrain County Cattlemen’s Board and Vice Chair of the Audrain County Soil and Water Conservation District. Schnitker has served on FCS Financial Board of Directors since 2018.


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2022 Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame Induction

Henry Stockdale operated a livestock transportation business located in Columbia, Tennessee. Many of the leading purebred seedstock operations in the nation trusted Henry to relocate and care for their cattle while in transport. John Meents served as a field representative from 1978 until his retirement in 2021. He served as a road agent for organizations such as: The American Yorkshire Club & Yorkshire Journal, The Drovers Journal, The American Polled Hereford Association & Polled Hereford World and The John Meents, Jenera, Ohio, and Greg Hubert, Oakley, Kansas.

American Hereford Association and Hereford World. Greg Hubert and his wife Brenda own and operate Hubert Cattle Sales, a Charolais sale management firm based in their hometown of Oakley, Kansas. Greg began his career in sale management in 1986. To date he has managed 817 auctions and marketed 56,379 head of registered cattle.

Source: The Livestock Marketeers

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The Livestock Marketeers held their 57th Annual Hall of Fame banquet in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 14th, 2022. This year’s inductees were Henry Stockdale, Columbia, Tennessee (posthumous); John Meents, Jenera, Ohio; and Greg Hubert, Oakley, Kansas. The host for this year’s event was the American Hereford Association and Certified Hereford Beef. The Livestock Marketeers is a formal group of livestock marketing professionals from across the nation whose purpose is to promote and honor those who are dedicated to the livestock marketing industry.

All the above are behind a cooperative AHA-CSU research project.

Source: American Hereford Association KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — Beef consumers, direct customers and financial partners want to know how beef cattle production contributes to environmental “Sustainabilitysustainability.

The American cattle producer is the most efficient in the world,” says Jack Ward, executive vice president of the American Hereford Association (AHA). “But we also know the global population is expected to grow by almost 2 billion by 2050. So, how do we become more efficient and how do we, from a genetic standpoint, affect overall sustainability?”

Identifying Genetics Associated with GHG

Stackhouse-Lawson explains most of the pressure on U.S. cattle and beef currently comes from concerns about climate change, specifically the level of greenhouse gas (GHG) produced by the industry.

Cattle Genetics and Sustainability

is not a nice-to-have anymore; it’s a need-to-have,” says Kim Stackhouse Lawson, Ph.D., director of Colorado State University’s (CSU) AgNext, a research collaborative developing sustainable solutions for agriculture. “Yes, producers have been here for generations, but today we have to say, ‘We’ve been here for generations and here’s how we continue to improve and continue to care.’ The proof points in today’s society are expected, whether that’s fair or not.”

“The primary objective of this research is to give the American Hereford Association, its breeders and their customers tools that will help improve the environmental footprint of beef production,” says Mark Enns, Ph.D., a beef cattle geneticist at CSU and a member of the research team.

Research will leverage decades of phenotypes for individual feed intake collected by AHA members, as well as previous feed efficiency research conducted by the “OverAssociation.time,we’ve documented the value of Hereford genetics in commercial cow herds in terms of fertility, longevity, feed efficiency and other traits associated with

“We know cattle are natural up-cyclers. We also know how much more efficient U.S. beef production has become over time in terms of producing more beef with fewer cows on less land.

research aims to enhance understanding of the genetic differences in seedstock relative to enteric methane production and nitrogen excretion, a byproduct of rumen fermentation.

Extending Social License “This is going to help us maintain the license to operate. I think that is a key term we all need to understand,” says Craig Huffhines, director of equine sciences and bovineelite and equine genetics at CSU. “What is our license to operate? What is society going to allow us to do to stay in business and feed a growing population?”

Methane emission, as a genetic trait in cattle, appears to be moderately heritable with genetic correlations (modest to strong) to economically relevant production traits, such as measures of growth, dry matter intake and various estimates of feed efficiency.

Beyond providing customers, consumers and financial partners with data verifying the environmental sustainability of beef cattle production — doing the right thing — Stackhouse-Lawson notes there could also be financial rewards.

“At the same time, producers have long known the economic value of production efficiency. Things like getting more cows bred early, more pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed and less feed required per unit of output — all of those make a huge difference to the bottom Specifically,line.”AHA-CSU

Stackhouse-Lawson explains the amount of feed cattle consume is a true indicator of the amount of greenhouse gas they will emit.

production efficiency,” Ward says. “All of those things, as we understand currently, are going to have a positive effect in terms of sustainability as we move forward in the industry.

Previous research also suggests genetics play a significant role in nitrogen excretion by cattle. It and the animal’s environmental footprint can be reduced through selection.

“If we get this right and can measure a (GHG) reduction, you could get paid for it because we’ve seen big companies make commitments around net-zero goals, and there will be expectations those companies make progress toward the goals,” Stackhouse Lawson explains. “They’re going to have to incentivize the adoption of practices that reduce greenhouse gas Theseemissions.”comments and information stem from an online webinar AHA hosted July 12. Viewers from the U.S. and five other countries participated in the event. To watch webinar, visit csuwebinarrecording

• Do you decide the final cuts, or will I need to specify the processing details?

Consider the timing. Call months in advance to schedule a processing appointment. At the height of the pandemic, wait times for appointments were 12 to 18 months. Coronavirus assistance funds to processors in Missouri increased processing appointments to meet the growing consumer demand for buying meat directly from producers. Today, you can typically expect to wait 6-12 “Fivemonths.Stepsto

How to Buy Meat Directly From the Farm

Understand your costs. The producer will set the live animal’s price. You pay the farmer for raising and finishing the animal. Your bill from the processor typically will include processing, slaughter and disposal fees plus any additional fees. Processors will base their costs on the hanging weight, which equals the animal carcass weight after removing the head, hide, blood and offal (internal organs).

• How is the animal priced?

A new University of Missouri Extension publication offers guidelines for buying all or part of animal from a livestock producer and having the meat processed and “Peoplepackaged.buying an animal for personal processing for the first time have many questions,” said MU Extension Agricultural Business Specialist Jennifer Lutes, who wrote the guide with extension specialists Kyle Whittaker, Eric Meusch, Rachel Hopkins and Amie Breshears. “We’ve created this guide to help new buyers know what to expect from the farmer, processors and final Animalsproduct.”canbe processed at custom-exempt, stateinspected or federally inspected facilities. At customexempt facilities, animals are not processed under inspection. The meat can only be used by those who own all or a share of an animal and their households, along with nonpaying guests and employees. Consumers can pool their resources and split meat from an animal in halves or quarters. Buying a whole, half or quarter is considered a “bulk quantity” meat purchase.

• Do you arrange for processing?

• Is there an additional fee?

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The guide outlines five steps for buying meat directly from the farm. Identify the meat you want and how much. Check your freezer’s owners manual to determine its capacity. Decide how much meat your family can use over three to six months. Quality declines the longer meat is stored.

• When will the animal be ready for processing?

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• What processor do you use?

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• Do you have references you can share?

Source: University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – One option for consumers buying meat is to purchase directly from the producer.

Find a processor that fits your needs. If the farm selling your animal doesn’t arrange processing or doesn’t have a preferred processor, then use resources such as from MU Extension or the Missouri Meat Producer Directory from Missouri Farm Bureau. Call or visit a few businesses to learn about their services, then choose the best fit.

• How is the animal raised and finished?

The processor will help you determine which cuts you want, how thick to cut steaks and what portion sizes you want for Purchasepackaging.animalfrom livestock producer. Take the time to find an animal that meets your needs and expectations. Questions to ask the producer:

• What is the animal’s expected finished weight?

• Is a deposit required?

• Do you provide transport to the processor?

Drought silage may contain high levels of nitrates. One way to partly deal with that is to raise the cutting height of the chopper or swather. Nitrates accumulate in the lower stem bases first. Some nitrate will be lost during the ensiling process, but additional nitrate can simply be left standing in the field.

“Having plans will help salvage a crop by producing a high-quality feed rather than having to cobble something together on the spur of the moment and winding up with a moldy mess,” Schmitz said.

Oxygen is the enemy of silage, Schmitz said. Therefore, by getting the moisture right, the pile can be adequately “Ipacked.think it is almost impossible to overpack a pile or bunker of silage,” he said. “By creating an anaerobic environment, the appropriate microbes can do their thing by producing organic acids to quickly drop pH and stabilize the silage pile.”

How this may affect the corn crop is still to be determined. “It’s not out of the question, if dry weather continues, that some corn will be chopped or baled for silage,” Schmitz said. “Being proactive and thinking through this process a little bit can be the difference between a high-quality feed and garbage.”

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Bunkers and piles should be covered with plastic as soon as possible. This prevents excess top spoilage and conserves feed quality. Make sure water will run off the outside of the silo or pile and not run down between the silo wall and the silage. If bagging, patch holes as soon as they are found. Again, the goal is to exclude oxygen.

Source: University of Missouri Extension SEDALIA, MISSOURI – While it is still too soon to sound the alarm on “drought,” parts of the state are becoming severely dry, said University of Missouri Extension Livestock Specialist Gene Schmitz.

Second, because the stalks are not chopped, there can be a lot of waste when feeding bales, he said. Feeding also needs to be thought through, especially if feeding in hay rings. Corn silage bales are not something to full feed due to the high energy content relative to most livestock needs. For mature beef cows, a ration of 30% to 50% corn silage and 50% to 70% grass hay seems to be in the general ballpark to meet nutritional needs, Schmitz said. “Limit-feeding round silage bales is an interesting dilemma without many good options.”

If you have questions, contact Schmitz at schmitze@ or call MU Extension in Pettis County at 660-827-0591.

Some producers will try to set up a “silo” using round hay bales for the sides and end, but Schmitz said it is extremely difficult and dangerous to pack the silage properly in such a setup because it can lead to improperly fermented silage and moldy, low-quality feed with high waste potential. If salvaging a drought-damaged crop, corn can be baled and wrapped. This does come with its own set of issues.

Silage-making Reminders

The first piece of the puzzle is to get the moisture right. “The target is 65% to 70% moisture for trench or bunker silos,” he said. “Bagged silage can be a bit drier, with recommended moisture between 60% and 70%. If harvested too wet, there will be excess seepage and nutrient loss and a poor-quality fermentation that may result in spoiled or refused feed. If harvested too dry, it is very difficult to pack, and excess loss due to spoilage and mold growth can be expected.”

First is trying to make sure the bale is tight enough to exclude oxygen. “This can be especially problematic if there are ears on the stalks,” Schmitz said.

Source: University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – “It’s not a good situation” for agriculture in the southern two-thirds of Missouri, where scant rainfall and high temperatures have led to worsening drought, said Pat Guinan, associate extension professor of climatology with University of Missouri

Because of the short supply of hay and limited pasture, there are long trailer lines at livestock auctions since cows are being culled, he said. Silage tonnage is running about one-third of normal.

Corn leaves in Dade County, Mo., burning up in July 2022 due to heat and drought. University of Missouri Extension photo.

MU Extension drought resources page at

MU Extension has an extensive drought resources page with links to articles, management practices and an impact report form that allows users to inform the National Drought Mitigation Center about local conditions. Guinan urges producers to submit their own drought reports and photos, as the information is “very Visithelpful.”the

“The first week of June was the last major rain event for most of the Delta region of the state,” said Justin Calhoun, soil and cropping systems specialist at the MU Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center in WhilePortageville.mostofthe ground in the Delta is irrigated, Calhoun said, “under these extreme conditions our irrigation systems are being pushed to the limit.”

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MU Extension Resources for Farmers Amid Deepening Drought

The driest Missouri counties are on the Arkansas border; parts of Howell, Oregon and Ripley counties have received just over an inch of rain in the past eight

“Theweeks.drought in southwestern and southern Missouri has been unparalleled in some respects to other droughts we’ve had,” said Tim Schnakenberg, MU Extension agronomist in Stone County. Some producers say they haven’t had worse conditions before in their lifetimes.

“The closest was the 1980 drought that had extended periods of high heat and dry weather,” Schnakenberg said. “Pastures and hayfields are drying up more each day, and farmers and ranchers are scrambling to secure additional hay resources. Corn is being chopped or baled and bagged earlier than most have ever seen.”

Crops that are dryland or in pivot corners look extremely poor to nearly a complete loss, said Calhoun. Much of the corn in these nonirrigated areas never reached silking and completely dried out. Dryland cotton, peanuts and soybean are struggling.

TheExtension.ample moisture in northern Missouri ends abruptly where drought conditions begin in central through southern Missouri, Guinan said.

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• Kim Mildward, 660-582-5121, ext. 2.

their plans

• Joe Lear, consultant, UM System Digitally Connected Community Guide initiatives,, 573-884-4655.

“These students are taking on a real-world challenge — an actual community facing the problem of inadequate broadband access — and coming up with potential plans for workable public-private partnership (P3) models,” said Anthony Luppino, a member of the UM System Broadband Initiative steering committee and director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Student Teams Compete on Plans to Broadband in NW Missouri students the University Missouri competing to present 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, August 20, at the Mozingo Event Center, 1 Fall Drive, Maryville. The event, which will also be and open to the


Using an approach outlined in the UM System Broadband Initiative’s Digitally Connected Community Guide, the student teams hope to provide useful ideas for bringing affordable high-speed internet to the region and encouraging the use of broadband applications.

Source: University of Missouri Extension MARYVILLE, MISSOURI – Teams of


affordable high-speed internet to residents and businesses in northwestern Missouri. The teams will

“The P3 Competition is a creative way to get the next generation of students to engage with communities to solve real-time challenges and improve economic

System are

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The three teams comprise students from various disciplines, including engineering, business, law and computer science. Prior to the presentations, a fiveperson panel will judge the proposals on their quality and Proposalsfeasibility.must address strategies for increasing adoption of internet-based technologies and include a plan to finance expansion of the community’s broadband infrastructure. The teams’ plans may be used by the community in their broadband expansion efforts.

Attendance at the August 20 event, in person or via livestream, is free. Register in advance at P3Event. On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The event and student competition are sponsored by the H&R Block Foundation and the City of Maryville.

opportunities, while building skills necessary in today’s globally competitive market,” said Kimberly Mildward, economic development planner with the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments.

from across

to develop plans for supplying access

Special sessions are difficult to predict and manage. Personality politics will be at play. Issues will be leveraged. We cannot guarantee a result, but we can guarantee that everyone involved is doing their best as they see it. Understanding one another and their motives will be critical to success. Wish us luck!

Many entities, including MCA, supported the bill during its legislative progression and were confused by the veto. Programs critical to nearly all agriculture producers either have expired or are going to soon, making the bill essential for continuation.

Governor Parson recently vetoed HB 1720, a bill that extended sunsets on various agricultural tax credit programs. A sunset is the informal legislative term that defines when a state program expires or must be reauthorized by the legislature. Meat processing, biodiesel incentives, wood energy and several more programs were impacted by the veto. The bill was a product of legislative compromise during this year’s session containing two-year sunsets. Six-year sunsets are the standard for program reauthorization, and Governor Parson doesn’t want agriculture programs to have a shorter lifespan than other economic development initiatives.

Nothing in Jefferson City is simple. At first glance, one could wonder why the Governor didn’t allow the bill to become law and immediately work on extending the programs in separate Nothing in Jeff City is Simple

Though, we do understand Governor Parson’s response. He is a farmer and an agricultural-focused Governor. He is our champion. He doesn’t want to set a precedent that agriculture programs may be leveraged or treated differently than other incentive programs passing the legislature, including others that passed this year. He vetoed the bill and plans to call a special session urging the legislature to revisit the programs and include standard six-year sunsets. Should the legislature meet his charge, the result will be better than what was delivered to him in May. However, a positive outcome is a gamble. Our current legislative body does not seem to be operating in harmony, and more than half of our current legislators will be distracted fighting for re-election.

The differences in perspective are what make teams important. Deering, Cooper and I regularly view circumstances differently. Deering and I waffle between enticement of a challenge and reality of the downside. Cooper can find the positive in most anything. We don’t call him “Good Time Charlie” without reason.

legislation. In truth, most Capitol regulars did immediately kick to this thinking. In full disclosure, we did too.

Nancy and Cooper

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The practice of seeing all sides of an argument is ever-present in Jefferson City. It is a necessary job function. The ability to think through an entire argument is critical in promoting one’s position. Discerning your best arguments, while appreciating counter arguments, can put you in the best position to support or oppose legislation or a political outcome.

Perspective is a powerful thing. One’s point of view or the attitude with which one approaches a problem oftentimes can make or break an outcome. We all have issues and react differently. Some find the challenge in a situation, others find the positive and the remaining find the negative.

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Oct. 8 Big D Ranch Sale, Center Ridge, AR Oct. 10 Julia Weiker Estate Dispersion Sale, Fayette, MO Oct. 12 Valley Oaks Sale, Chilhowee, MO Oct. 15 S eedstock Plus Fall Bull & Female Sale, Carthage, MO Oct. 15 G erloff Farms BullFest Sale, Bland, MO Oct. 15 Bradley Cattle Bred Heifer & Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Oct. 15 Heart of the Ozarks Angus Sale, West Plains, MO Oct. 15 Byergo Angus Sale, Savannah, MO Oct. 15 3C Cattle Co. Sale, Carrollton, MO Oct. 15 A schermann Charolais/Akaushi 33rd E dition Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Oct. 15 Fink Beef Genetics Fall Bull Sale, R andolph, KS Oct. 16 Frank/Hazelrigg Sale, Fulton, MO Oct. 17 H inkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO Oct. 22 McBee Cattle Co. Fall Sale, Fayette, MO Oct. 22 L acy’s Red Angus & MC Livestock Annual P roduction Sale, Drexel, MO


Sept. 17 W ild Indian Acres & Friends Female Sale, DeSoto, MO Sept. 17 F leckvieh Heritage 2022 Sale, Roland, OK Sept. 20 Valley Oaks Embryo and Semen Sale, SmartAuctions Sept. 24 S oaring Eagle Sale, Springfield, MO Sept. 25 W MC Cattle Co. “Ladies of the Ozarks A nnual Female Sale, Wasola, MO Oct. 1 S oaring Eagle of the Ozarks Fall Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Oct. 1 Journagan/MSU Annual Production Sale, Springfield, MO Oct. 1 Bradley Cattle & Hankins Farms Charolais & Red Angus Fall Colors Sale, Republic, MO Oct. 3 E xpress Ranches Bull & Female Sale, Yu kon, OK Oct. 7 Sm ith Valley Angus Sale, Salem, MO Oct. 8 East Central Missouri Angus Sale, Cuba, MO

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2022AUGUST 90 Advertiser Index ADM ..................................................................... 47 Buffalo Livestock Market 48 Busch Cattle Co. ................................................... 51 Callaway Livestock Center Inc. ............................ 81 Champion Feeders 25 Classified ............................................................... 89 Clearwater Farm 51 Coon Angus Ranch............................................... 51 Durham Simmental Farms ................................... 29 Ertell Cattle Company Sale 78 F&T Livestock Market .......................................... 18 FCS of Missouri .................................................... 92 Feed Train 70 Fleckvieh Heritage Sale ........................................ 67 Frank and Hazelrigg Angus 51 Friday - Cartoon ................................................... 73 Galaxy Beef LLC .................................................. 51 Gerloff Farms 51 Green’s Welding & Sales ....................................... 24 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus 51 HydraBed .............................................................. 28 Jim’s Motors .......................................................... 50 Journagan/MSU Genetically Yours Sale 7 Kingsville Livestock Auction................................. 76 Kranjec Valley Angus Farma 51 La Crosse Seed ...................................................... 77 Lucas Cattle Co. ................................................... 29 Marshall & Fenner Farms 51 MBIC Elections..................................................... 20 MCA - Beef House Schedule 23 MCA - Liability Signs ........................................... 86 MCA - Membership Form .................................... 85 MCA - Presidents Council 84 MCA - Profitability Challenge ........................ 79, 80 MCA - Top Hand ................................................. 21 MCA Golf Tournament ................................... 57,58 McBee Cattle Co. 66 MCF Scholarship Deadline .................................. 72 McPherson Concrete Products .............................. 89 Mead Farms 51 Merck Animal Health ........................................... 49 Merry Meadows Simmental 29 MFA ..................................................................... 31 Missouri Angus Association .................................. 51 Missouri Angus Breeders 51 Missouri Beef Cattleman magazine ...................... 87 Missouri Beef Industry Council ............................ 19 Missouri Charolais Breeders Association 26 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association .............. 91 Missouri Simmental Association 29 Missouri Simmental Breeders ............................... 29 MJCA Replacement Heifer Show & Sale 2023 ..... 46 Ory’s 07 Red Angus 54 Oval F Ranch ....................................................... 29 Pellet Technology USA, LLC 63 Premier Genetics ..................................................... 9 Ragland Mills ....................................................... 59 RLE Simmental 29 S&N Partners ........................................................ 17 Sampson Cattle Co. 51 Seedstock Plus sales ................................................. 3 Sellers Feedlot ....................................................... 81 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle Simmental 29 Show-Me-Select Sale Credit Program ................. 65 Slayton Farms 29 South Central Regional Stockyards ...................... 16 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef .............................. 51 Steaks Alive 29 Superior Steel Sales ............................................... 53 Sydenstricker Genetics .......................................... 51 Touchstone Energy 83 Valley Oaks Angus ................................................ 51 Valley Oaks Angus/Valley Oaks Meats 15 Wax Seed Company................................................ 2 Weiker Angus Ranch ............................................ 51 Westway Feed Products 13 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate ........................... 90 Wheeler Livestock Market 78 Mike Williams ....................................................... 90 Zeitlow - Ritchie Waterers..................................... 27 Contact: Mike Williams Higginsville,816-797-5450MO Specializing in Land Equipment and Livestock For Upcoming Sale www.wheelerauctions.comInfo: