October 2022 - Missouri Beef Cattleman

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December 1 - 25th Annual SydGen Influence Commercial Female Bred Heifer Sale, Kingdom City, MO
CONTENTS Simmental Success Composite Cattle Create Value for Producers MCF Cattlemens Classic Highlights From the Foundation’s Golf Tournament for a Cause Beefing Up School Lunches Programs Across the State Work to Pack the Protein on Menus 52 66 84 FEATURES MCA President’s Perspective Change is in the Air CattleWomen’s Corner End of Summer Sights Straight Talk: Mike Deering Hello, Walls Regional Range Report It’s What We Do What’s Cooking at the Beef House Thank You to Our Volunteers Capitol Update Tough Days 8 10 12 14 24 106 Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News 6 16 38 The Missouri Beef Cattleman is an official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. October 2022 MEMBER NEWS COLUMNS 52 Simmental Success Beefing Up School Lunches 84


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

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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 63552 660-346-9711

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

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USMEF News Missouri State Fair Highlights American Royal News/Schedule Simmental News Obituary: Carl Speight Advertisers Index 7 22 32 34 56 90 114
MCA Members

Ava Walker, Kirksville, MO

Caleb Lucas, Rock Port, MO

Jack Norfleet, Mexico, MO

Lydia Uptegrove, Appleton City, MO

Richard Uptegrove, Appleton City, MO

Grant Meyer, Sedgewickville, MO

Jeffrey Sutton, Sutton Simmental Farms, Sedgewickville, MO

Nikki Crocker, Ashland, MO

Charles Lewis, Ashland, MO

Lindie Pauley, Hartsburg, MO

Maura Vanskike, Hartsburg, MO

Chad Bell, Wappapello, MO

Brynna Petzoldt, Jackson, MO

Kristen Seabaugh, Jackson, MO

Karissa Peel, Carrollton, Mo

Trey Hoffman, Archie, MO

Eric Allen, Marceline, MO

F. Chad Seals, Seals Farm, Marceline, MO

Colin Swallow, Salisbury, MO

Tim & Amy Swallow, Salisbury, MO

Magdelyn Thessen, Jefferson City, MO

Stan & Angie Thessen, Thessen Brangus Farm, Jeffer son City, MO

Brady Alpers, Prairie Home, MO

Morgan Baker, Boonville, MO

Katie Fenical, Pilot Grove, MO

Cindy Imhoff, Rolling Hills Livestock, Blackwater, MO

Jack Moon, Tipton, MO

Zachary Moon, Tipton, MO

Beau Porter, Windy Ridge Red Angus, Woolridge, MO

Avery Sullard, Prairie Home, MO

Kinzie Waibel, Prairie Home, MO

Logan Waibel, Prairie Home, MO

Savannah Watring, Blackwater, MO

Audrey Wolfe, Pilot Grove, MO

Emma Wolfe, Pilot Grove, MO

Willa Wolfe, Pilot Grove, MO

SchanDona Redman, Everton, MO

Eli Smith, Buffalo, MO

Dale Sauls, Condale Farms, Mtn, Grove, MO

Jamalynn Atkinson, Ash Grove, MO

Kade Hodge, New Hampton, MO

Wiatt Hodge, New Hampton, MO

Adam Thompson, Sarcoxie, MO

Troy & Teresa Lowe, Chilhowee, MO

Casey Stout, Stout Cattle, Holden, MO

Scott Seymour, Red Barn Farm of the Ozarks, L ebanon, MO

Jenna Williams, Lee’s Summit, MO

Jay Hasekamp, Hawk Point, MO

Kim Hasekamp, Hawk Point, MO

Cedar Springs Farm LLC, Anderson, MO

Cody Goswick, Monett, MO

Bob & Marsha Hampton, Seneca, MO

Brandon & Brandy Keith, Keith Cattle, Ander son, MO

Max & Peggy Lankford, Seneca, MO

Thomas Walker, Anderson, MO

Jessi Schweer, Belle, MO

Rachel Byers, Philadelphia, MO Nataleigh Keim, Hannibal, MO

Sean Kindhart, Maywood, MO

Natalie Nick, Maywood, MO

Aly Noland, Hannibal, MO

Aliyah Wagner, Philadelphia, MO

Cannon Wolfe, Philadelphia, MO Lanie Rogers, Princeton, MO

Ben Bellamy, Osage Beach, MO

Ebbie Bogema, Triple B Ranch, Osage Beach, MO

Tanya Gardner, Eldon, MO Nixdorf Hereford Farms, Ulman, MO

Russ Sauls, Crocker, MO

Brad Stout, Centertown, MO

Randy Woodall, Florence, MO

Black Rain Ordnance Inc, Neosho, MO

Blaize Molton, TMG Cattle LLC, Thornfield, MO

Bruce Peters, Centerpoint Ranch, Gainsville, MO

Johnny Hood, Johnny’s Farm & Home LLC, Smit hville, MO

Chase Boggs, River Circle Ranch, Bolivar, MO

Betty Doke, Bolivar, MO

Benjamin Groose, Dadeville, MO

Henry Groose, Dadeville, MO

Noah Groose, Dadeville, MO

Dylan Morris, Bolivar, MO

Maggie Polk, Pleasant Hill, MO

Michael Roberts, Bolivar, MO

Khloe Wallace, Vandalia, MO

Mike Heath, Heath Farms, Moberly, MO

Heath Rowland, Huntsville, MO

Trinity Dreckshage, Shelbyville, MO

Angelina Manning, Shelbyville, MO

Caleb Minor, Minor Limousin LLC, Strafford, MO

Wendy Eckman, Wolverine, MI

Gabrielle Hill, Last Leg Ranch LLC, Berryville, AR

Bridget Burky, Billings, MO

See the MCA Membership Form on page 109.

President’s Perspective

with Bruce Mershon

Change is in the Air

Looking at my calendar, it’s hard to believe that midterm elections are November 8 and just around the corner. What’s more, there are important changes coming that will affect most cattle operations at some level.

First though, an update on the elections. Candidate endorsements are listed on the MCA website, mocattle. org. Your staff researches each race to provide information to the MCA Policy Committee. The Policy Committee then makes recommendations to the state board of directors on which races to make endorsements. A quorum is required at the state board meeting, and then 80% of those present must vote for a candidate to be endorsed. Let’s get out to vote and pick the best candidates to represent our great state.

Changes are coming in 2023 that will impact your operation. The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicines plan to require prescriptions for all over the counter antibiotics, including common antibiotics like penicillin or tetracycline (LA200). Many medications that we have all purchased at our local farm supply store will require a prescription from a veterinarian or will have to be purchased from a veterinarian.

Producers with a current veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) should see little change in the new requirements. Now is the time to develop a VCPR if you don’t have a relationship with a veterinarian already. Please don’t wait until next summer when you have an outbreak of pink eye in your calves to begin the process.

The changes are similar to a few years ago when we were required to obtain a veterinarian feed directive (VFD) from a veterinarian to feed antibiotics to our cattle.

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Don’t buy extra antibiotics in advance and place them in storage for future use. Medicine has an expiration date on the bottle for a reason. Let’s all be good stewards.

Also in 2023, USDA is phasing out the use of metal tags for identification of females (bred heifers and cows). We will all use radio frequency identification devices (RFID) tags with the 840 designation.

You can obtain these tags from your veterinarian at no cost. Your veterinarian requested them from the state and they have been provided to the Missouri Department of Agriculture from USDA.

Why not put an 840 RFID tag in the ear of all your heifer calves when giving vaccinations? You are ready to go on your replacement heifers or provide it to buyers who might want to make a cow out of her.

This is a case of our government trying to be more efficient. Information on cows already submitted by veterinarians to the state will be done electronically instead of hand written. Faster and more efficient government is possible.

See you at the polls on November 8!

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Straight Talk

with Mike Deering

Hello, Walls

Classic country music has always been my thing. My taste in music drives some people bonkers, but I so love the old school traditional sound with real world lyrics that pack a punch. The story songs of yesterday are what I prefer. I often relate my everyday experiences to a song. Faron Young’s “Hello Walls” is about a guy who is lonely and all he can force himself to do is sit around his empty house and talk to the walls, windows, and ceiling. I feel his pain. I’ve been there, but usually while in a crowded building called the Missouri State Capitol. While hundreds of people are in the building, our lobbyists, Nancy Giddens and Shannon Cooper, would likely agree it’s the loneliest place on earth.

While at the Capitol, you isolate yourself from anything that could get your mind off task. You trust no one and share little. It is about winning at the end of the day, and I believe we are fighting for the right things. We are fighting for an industry that is vital to sustaining life on this planet. We are fighting for families who want to make a living off the land without unnecessary government interference. While lonely, your staff and legislative team are focused on protecting and advancing this industry. We fight to win.

I have sat alone oh so many times in that building just talking to the walls. I just wish they’d talk back because I know they’ve seen and heard it all. It is easy to get depressed in that building, and that’s why legislators get so excited when the Cowboys at the Capitol program is


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going on every single Wednesday of legislative session. Legislators get to hear from genuine people who have no ulterior motive and are there on their own time and dime. They are there for the right reasons, and people know that. I received many calls last month when our members were there outside of the regular session to support the governor’s special session addressing agricultural tax credits. Legislators called it a “breath of fresh air.”

The presence of our members at the Capitol is a big deal to so many, and it makes a difference. I personally want to thank each and every member who has ever participated in the program. It is effective and puts a positive image on our association and on our industry. As our association works in the coming months to establish policy priorities, your voice matters. Please get engaged and be that resource legislators can trust and rely on. With so much chaos and distraction, we can influence change by just being honest, genuine people. You bring sanity to an insane place where we often find ourselves talking to the walls.

Our association is special, and your membership is why it exists. If you want to participate in Cowboys at the Capitol but aren’t sure how it works, please contact me or your regional vice president. We will do all we can to make your visit worthwhile.

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Regional Range Report

It’s What We Do

As I look out across my dry pastures and my brown cornfield, it’s easy to get down about the weather. It’s out of our control. As farmers and ranchers, we know there are lots of things about what we do that we can’t control. From the rain to the market prices and what tomorrow will bring, it’s all out of our control.

But this year for me is different. Sure, I’ve been around for a drought or two. Back in 2012 was especially bad. It’s currently dry in West Central Missouri, and I know it’s worse as you go south. Missed rain after missed rain, as the hot sun beats the ground and robs the soil and plants of moisture, it pushes me to look in a different direction. Usually, I’m on my front porch looking out, but more and more, I have been turning around and looking in. Looking in to see my wife and one-year-old son, William.

The dry weather and drought help me to realize that no matter how dry the ground is, I am so blessed because I have them. It’s incredibly easy to get down in today’s world for millions of reasons. As people, and especially as ranchers, we have to look from a different perspective and understand that no matter how hard we work or how much we want the rain, it’s not up to us. Farmers and ranchers have this life because we want it – because we know it’s important, and it’s up to us to feed the world.

It would certainly be easier to go to a job in town and make a living 9-5, but most of us would be miserable. It’s not in our blood, but the land is. So many folks, especially young farmers and ranchers, have to do both. They get up early and do chores so they can drive to town and work during the day, then go home and work for many hours more. It’s what we do. We walk outside,

look up and pray for rain so that we can keep doing what we love. We spend countless hours in the heat and cold working with the land to raise food for people we don’t know, because that’s what we do. For many fortunate folks in our industry, it’s what our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents did. It’s more than what’s in our blood — it’s who we are.

So, take every day as it comes and realize it’s a blessing. Take every hot, dry day, and make it valuable and meaningful, whether it’s a day spent in the field or a day spent at home with the people you call family. Maybe even spend a day to find more folks like you that care about agriculture. Maybe even get them to join the MCA. Together, we can make it through the hard times. It’s what we do.

Region 1 VP - Joseph Lolli

Region 2 VP - Anita Vanderwert

Region 3 VP - Jeff Reed

Region 4 VP - Deb Thummel

Region 5 VP - Alex Haun

Region 6 VP - Warren Love

Region 7 VP - Josh Worthington

At-Large Rep. - Kevin Valasek

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Today’s Beef


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), as a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is continually tracking trends, monitoring issues, and surveying the general landscape that has the potential to impact the beef industry. NCBA does this through a variety of tools, most notably by conducting consumer and market analysis, funded by the Beef Checkoff, while also scanning secondary research resources. Across the food landscape, it appears that increased prices for domestic goods, notably food products, continue to play a major role in consumer sentiment and purchasing habits. While some recent optimism has been noted regarding the U.S. economic situation, consumers are still showing signs of worry. This article will touch on a variety of topics including the current state of consumers and beef, e-commerce, satisfaction, meat substitutes, nutrition, and sustainability.

The Current State of Consumers and Beef

level recorded since data collection began in 19521. While sentiment has appeared to have increased slightly from June 2022 to August 2022, there is still a large gap between the index scores of 2022 and previous years. Much of this apprehension can be attributed to inflation rates not seen since 19812. While energy price increases have been the main driver behind the recent levels of inflation, food prices have also increased 11% from July 2021 – July 20222. While this level of inflation is still alarming, price levels do appear to be curbing slightly. From June 2022 – July 2022, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) level for all items remained virtually constant (decreasing by 0.02%). Likewise, three out of the five major protein sources (beef, pork, chicken, fish/seafood, and eggs) saw decreases from June – July. While food prices saw an overall increase of 1% from June – July, this increase was counterbalanced by a decrease in energy prices (mainly gasoline)2

Figure 1. Index of Consumer Sentiment1

Before diving into specifics, it is important to understand the current consumer mindset. For many, current economic conditions have caused a good deal of apprehension when it comes to purchasing decisions for various goods and services. According to the University of Michigan’s Index of Consumer Sentiment (Figure 1), consumers are especially concerned about their current financial situations, and are feeling apprehensive for the trajectory of the U.S. economy. Sentiment levels nosedived from 2020 – 2022, eventually hitting their lowest

Consumers have already responded to these continued food price increases, as foodservice performance is expected to suffer3. Dining out (and other leisure activities) was the number one choice to be cut by consumers in the face of household budget shortages4. Throughout the second quarter of 2022, online and in person restaurant visits decreased by 2% compared to the second quarter of 2021 and is currently down 6% from the second quarter in 20193. Throughout the first 28 weeks of 2022 ending 08/13/2022, $20.1 billion worth of beef was sold in retail markets, up 4.6% from the same period last year5. However, that $20.1 billion purchased 3.3 billion pounds of beef, which is 5.7% less pounds of beef purchased during the same period last year5. Additionally, these 3.3 billion pounds of beef are also 12.1% less than the pounds of beef consumers purchased during the same period in 20205. These contradictory retail sales statistics indicate that consumers are purchasing less pounds of beef than they were last year but are spending more per pound on that beef.

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Figure 2. Willingness to Pay for Steak compared to Average Steak Price per Pound5,6

While these increased price levels are likely to have strained household food budgets, willingness to pay for beef remains strong. As Figure 2 shows, willingness to pay for steak has topped the average price per pound between April – June 20225,6. Willingness to pay for steak hasn’t exceeded the average price per pound since April – June 2021, indicating that consumers still find value in purchasing beef, despite uncertainties within the broader economy.

Figure 3. E-Commerce Compound Annual Growth Rate for Grocery Sales7

An area that continues to see tremendous opportunity and growth in the marketplace is e-commerce. Throughout the grocery shopping space, Figure 3 shows that the compound annual growth rate has been projected to continually increase and account for 20% of total grocery sales by 20267. Online retail sales for the first quarter of 2022 totaled $231.4 billion, which is 14.3% of the total quarterly retail sales, an increase of 7% from the first quarter of 2021, and a 2.4% increase from the fourth quarter of 20218. Consumers began shifting their grocery shopping preferences largely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the pandemic, consumers began to favor online forms of shopping (both click and collect, and scheduled delivery). Net intent of consumers shifting to online forms of shopping increased by 42%, while decreasing by 14% for physical stores or food markets9. Additionally, consumers are increasingly choosing home delivery as their preferred mode of shopping when compared to click collect in September of 2020. Fast forward to December 2021, and 63% of surveyed consumers preferred home delivery, while 37% preferred click and collect methods9

Beef is a big part of the success in this area, with 44% of consumers including beef in their online carts, and 25% of these consumers included beef within the last month10. This is up 7% since July 202110. As consumers continue to shift their preferences towards online based grocery shopping, retail businesses will continue to invest in hopes to fulfill these needs. Currently, grocery executives are expecting a continued interest in online shopping and have projected e-commerce penetration to more than double in the next three to five years9


Figure 4. Beef Satisfaction at Home Versus at a Restaurant6

Not only are consumers purchasing beef online more often, but they are also happy with the experience they are getting. As figure 4 shows, 91% of beef roast purchasers claimed to be satisfied with the eating experience from the beef they purchased6. Similarly, 93% of beef steak purchasers claimed to be satisfied with the eating experience from the beef they purchased and 91% of ground beef purchasers claimed to be satisfied with the eating experience from the beef they purchased6. Additionally, when consumers are asked to rank various protein sources by satisfaction levels, beef has consistently been ranked as a top protein source6

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Moreover, beef has been top ranked for versatility, protein density, taste, and overall nutritional content6

As shopping habits evolve and preparation methods shift to the household, providing a satisfying eating experience with beef will become paramount to healthy beef sales.

Meat Substitutes

Figure 5. Market Share of Animal Proteins vs. Meat Alternatives5

The protein landscape, including meat alternatives, are continually monitored by NCBA, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff. As figure 5 shows, fresh meat alternatives represented less than 1% of both the entire fresh protein retail market (0.34%) and the fresh beef retail market specifically (0.54%) as of August 13, 20225

For comparison, beef currently occupies 54% of the fresh protein market, and occupied almost 56% of the fresh protein market during the same timeframe in 20215. Market share for alternative proteins has also been declining for the past two years, declining over 20% from 2021 to 2022 and declining almost 8% from 2020 to 20215

Most consumers who choose to eat meat alternatives do not cut out other protein sources from their diets6

According to The Consumer Beef Tracker, an ongoing consumer survey managed by NCBA, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff, people who consume meat alternatives on a weekly-or-more basis also consume beef and other proteins as much as the average consumer6. Additionally, the current share of consumers entirely avoiding ground meat and only purchasing meat alternatives was estimated at around 3% between November 2018 – November 202011. Out of all households that purchased meat alternatives, 86% also purchased ground meat11

Figure 6. Consumer Perceptions of the Nutritious Value of Different Proteins6

Along with a variety of other factors, such as eating experience, versatility, and price, nutrition continues to be a primary demand driver for consumer purchasing decisions. As figure 6 shows, consumers perceive beef as a nutritious choice, and even ranked beef over chicken for the second quarter of 20226. Beef has maintained this advantage since the second quarter of 2020 and continues to be considered a great source of protein in the eyes of consumers. According to The Consumer Beef Tracker, an ongoing consumer survey managed by NCBA, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff, over half of consumers (54%) consider beef to be an excellent source of protein, which is 20 percentage points higher than the ranking given to chicken6. These statistics indicate that consumers value the nutrient density of beef products, and an efficient source of quality protein.

Beef Perceptions

Figure 7. Consumer erceptions on Cattle Production6

NCBA, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, continually seeks to better understand consumer perceptions of how beef is raised as a driver of consumer demand. As figure 7 shows, overall beef perceptions are strong, with 68% of respondents claiming a positive view on beef. Of those positive responses, 41% claimed to have strongly positive perceptions, with 27% citing some positive perceptions6 Additionally, only 13% of respondents claimed to have a

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negative perception of beef6. Looking specifically at beef production perceptions, nearly half of the respondents (42%) claimed to have a positive perception of beef production, with 37% claiming neutral perceptions of beef production, and 21% claiming a negative perception6. These two pie charts indicate that many consumers view beef in a positive light, but that some have concerns over cattle production.

food6. Consumers have also claimed that they believe veterinarians and producers to be a highly credible source of information when it comes to production practices6. This highlights the importance of industry programs such as Beef Quality Assurance and the emphasis producers place on animal care and welfare.

As 2022 ends, it is critical to monitor both opportunities and challenges consumers have in the marketplace. Consumers continue to enjoy beef in both retail and foodservice with high satisfaction ratings and have embraced convenient technologies like e-commerce. Sharing the industry’s commitment to animal welfare will continue to be important to consumers. Additionally, positive perceptions about the nutrition proposition that beef offers and the cooling of the meat alternative market, beef is set for strong consumer demand as a top protein.


1 - Index of Consumer Sentiment, University of Michigan, July 2022, Processed August 2022

Figure 8. Consumer Concerns with Cattle Production6

When asked to describe any concerns related to beef cattle production, of the 51% of respondents who claimed to have a concern, animal welfare was mentioned the most6. Only 5% of respondents mentioned the environment as causing a concern, which suggests that consumers are more concerned with animal welfare than environmental concerns related to cattle production. These concerns can potentially be explained by a lack of knowledge consumers may have regarding cattle production methods and the various regulations in place to ensure animals are treated with respect and care. Currently, only 27% of consumers claimed to be familiar with how cattle are raised for

2 - Consumer Price Index, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Processed August 2022

3 - NPD, Inflation and Rising Menu Prices in Second Quarter Keep U.S. Restaurant Visits Below a Year Ago, July 2022

4 - Mintel, Inc., Consumers and the Economic Outlook, Summer 2022

5 - NielsonIQ, Discover, Yearly Volume Data Ending December 2021 and Half-Year Beef Volume Sales, Data Ending July 2022, Processed August 2022

6 - Consumer Beef Tracker; Directions Research, analyzed and summarized by NCBA, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, August 2022

7 - Mercatus and Incisiv, eGrocery Transformed, 2021

8 - U.S. Census Bureau, Quarterly U.S. Retail E-Commerce Sales, May 2022

9 - McKinsey & Company, Navigating the market headwinds: The state of grocery retail 2022, May 2022

10 - State of the Consumer Survey, Dynata Platforms, analyzed and summarized by NCBA, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff., August 2022

11 - Neuhofer, Z.T., Lusk, J.L. Most plant-based meat alternative buyers also buy meat: an analysis of household demographics, habit formation, and buying behavior among meat alternative buyers. Sci Rep 12, 13062 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16996-5

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AFG Breaks Ground in Warren County

Governor Mike Parson, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and other organizations participated in the ground breaking ceremony on September 12 for American Foods Group (AFG) new state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Warren County. The company broke ground at its site near Wright City, marking the beginning of a project expected to generate $1 billion in annual economic impact in the state of Missouri.

“As a third-generation farmer and cattleman myself, I am proud to welcome AFG to Missouri. This is a major development that will benefit Missouri’s agricultural producers and consumers for years to come,” Governor Parson said. “With $94 billion contributed to our economy annually, we appreciate that agriculture is our number one industry. AFG’s investment in Missouri further signals to the nation and world what we’ve known all along, that Missouri is the best place for companies to grow and expand. We couldn’t be more excited for AFG’s expansion in Missouri.”

AFG is family-owned and employs more than 4,500 individuals across the United States. The company evaluated multiple locations for its newest facility

where they plan to process 2,400 cattle per day. MCA President Bruce Mershon said the plant offers new opportunities for cattle producers in the state.

“It is our hope that this facility provides opportunities for Missouri cattle producers to begin feeding more cattle in Missouri rather than exporting that value to other states,” said Mershon. “We currently send around 98% of our calves out of state to be fed and finished.”

The company plans to be fully operational by the end of 2024.

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July Beef Exports Stay on $1 Billion/Month Pace; Pork Exports Remain Below Last Year

U.S. beef exports again topped $1 billion in July and posted the fifth-largest volume on record, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports remained below last year’s pace but continued to gain strength in Colombia and the Caribbean and stayed above year-ago for Mexico, the leading destination for U.S. pork.

Japan Leads Broad-based Growth in July Beef Exports

July beef exports totaled 126,567 metric tons (mt), up 3% year-over-year. Export value increased 7% to $1.006 billion, topping the $1 billon mark for the sixth time this year. Japan was the pacesetter for July exports, but volumes also increased year-over-year to China/ Hong Kong, the ASEAN region, Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia. July exports eased for South Korea and Taiwan, though both markets remain on a record pace in 2022.

For the first seven months of the year, beef exports increased 6% from a year ago to 870,471 mt, valued at $7.2 billion (up 29%). Export value per head of fed slaughter is on a record pace at more than $475.00.

“Global demand for U.S. beef continues to be amazingly resilient, especially at the retail level,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “Exports have also benefited from a partial rebound in the foodservice sector but this recovery is far from complete. Many markets are still gradually easing COVID restrictions, so we definitely see opportunities for further growth as restaurant traffic returns. Headwinds remain formidable, however, including further devaluation of key trading partner currencies.”

Pork Exports to Mexico Continue to Outpace Yearago, and at Higher Prices

U.S. pork exports reached 208,095 mt in July, down 6% from a year ago, valued at $625 million (down 5%). For January through July, exports were 17% below last year at just under 1.5 million mt, valued at $4.24 billion (down 15%).

Exports to Mexico, the top market for U.S. pork, remain well above last year’s record pace, while shipments to Colombia, the Caribbean and South Korea continued to strengthen in July. Exports to China/Hong Kong were lower than a year ago in July but posted the largest volume since September and the highest value in 12 months.

“July pork exports were below last year but the good news is that the per-unit price of U.S. pork is trending higher in the international marketplace, even while our major competitors’ prices remain below year-ago levels,” Halstrom said. “Export value per head in July reached $67.10, nearly even with year-ago and the highest since last July. We are also encouraged by the recent trendlines for pork variety meat exports, especially to China and Mexico.”

Lamb Muscle Cut Exports Trend Higher

July exports of U.S. lamb muscle cuts reached 161 mt, up from just 49 mt last year. Export value totaled $949,000, up 58% from a year ago. Through July, muscle cut exports increased 94% to 1,282 mt, valued at $7.7 million (up 82%). Led by the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands Antilles, exports to the Caribbean more than doubled from a year ago to 645 mt (up 110%) and increased 99% in value to $4.7 million. Exports also increased to Mexico, the Philippines and Panama.

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

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What’s Cookin’ at the

Missouri Beef House

Thank You to Our Volunteers

On our anniversary of completing 40 years with the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair, we take this time to celebrate your dedication and commitment to promote the beef industry to consumers from across the state. Thank you! Thank you to all of you who volunteered at the MCA Beef House during the 2022 Missouri State Fair, August 11-21, in Sedalia, Missouri. The compassion you show to the people we serve is an inspiration for us all. MCA volunteers are the back-bone of our organization. MCA volunteers are the true heroes who are constantly ready and willing to contribute their personal time, talents, and energy just to help make our MCA Beef House a success. MCA volunteers make a day run smoother. MCA volunteers make a difference!

In fact, 644 individuals from 47 county cattlemen affiliates, 10 FFA chapters, MU Block & Bridle, MSU Collegiate Cattlemen, MJCA, and MCW each volunteered for a four hour shift sometime during the 11-day fair. Our incredible volunteers served a total of 15,640 customers at the MCA Beef House and 3,876 customers at the MCA Beef House Express for a total combined average of 1,774 customers per day. A huge thank you goes to everyone who dines with us, Beef House staff members and volunteers who make it possible to serve over 10,000 pounds of beef. Missouri undoubtedly loves beef!

With some sunny days and some rainy days, our covered patio breezeway continues to be considered the prime

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Celebrating 40 Years

spot to eat BEEF. Missouri Cattlemen’s Association continues to showcase beef during the Missouri State Fair, and has since 1982, and consumers trust that dining with us will be a memorable one.

Thought for the month: “How much beef could a beef cook cook, if a beef cook could cook beef?” Say that three times fast!

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OCTOBER 2022 26 Missouri Beef House Thank You to our Volunteers Linn County Marshall FFA Moniteau County Lafayette County Lincoln/Pike County Custom Cattle Feeding • 12,000 Head Capacity Family owned & operated since 1917 Steve Sellers 620-257-2611 Kevin Dwyer 620-680-0404
OCTOBER 2022 28 Missouri Beef House Thank You to our Volunteers Jamestown FFA Johnson County Lafayette County Hickory County Howard County For More Information Call… David Patton Office Ross Patton Bill Patton 573-308-6655 573-422-3305 573-308-6657 573-308-6658 Visit our website: www.scrsvienna.com or E-mail us: scrsvienna@gmail.com “Make South Central your Livestock Market” Selling All classes of Cattle Wednesday • 10:00 a.m. Featuring ‘Star-Vac Program’ Cattle Weekly DVAuction Service for convenient online viewing & bidding Hwy 42 West • Vienna Missouri 65582 45 Miles South of Jefferson City

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Missouri State Fair Highlights

Angus Steers Shine at 2022 Missouri State Fair Carcass Contest

Angus rose to the top in the 2022 Missouri State Fair Carcass Contest, representing six of the top eight steers in the Hotel/Restaurant Division, with five Prime and one High Choice. Angus took the Championship title in the On-foot Carcass Show. Yet another Angus became Reserve Champion Over-All.

The 4-H and FFA winning steers exhibited exceptional quality, as did the youth participants in this year’s Angus Carcass Contest sponsored by Briarwood Angus Farms and the Missouri Angus Association (MAA).

Dr. Curtis W. Long of Briarwood Angus Farms awarded engraved championship insulated cups to top exhibitors of the 2022 MSF Angus Steer Carcass Contest. Winners at the fair will subsequently also receive monetary awards from Dr. Long and the MAA during the 2023 MAA Annual Banquet in February.

On Aug. 15, Roger Parker, Mexico, Mo., judged the On Foot Open Steer Carcass Show & Live Evaluation Contest, selecting WFF Royal Envision, weighing 1,295 lb. and owned and exhibited by Victoria Washburn, King City, Mo. Her step from the 4C Hotel Division class and into the top spot earned an award of $300.00 in added prize money for her Champion Angus steer.

Youth steer exhibitors submitted an exceptional set of calves to the critical review of judge Matt Claeys, a national champion livestock judging coach from Fowler, In. Atley Patrick, Henry County, showed the Champion 4-H Angus Steer, Valley Oaks Primo S164, weighing 1,425 lb. Addison Ward, Jackson County, took Reserve Champion 4-H Angus Steer with her 1,350 lb. steer WB Stalker 111. Stalker came out of the Class 1D in the Lean Division of the Open Steer Carcass Show. Patrick earned $300 and Ward $200 in added prize money.

In the FFA Angus Steer show, Ella Jordan, Savannah, Mo., led a 1,300 lb. calf to the Championship spot and

earned $300 extra. Payton Frank of Wentzville, Mo., stood Reserve Champion FFA Angus Steer with 1,480 lb. Wallace Big E 149, landing a $200 bonus from Briarwood Angus.

At the end of the week, it was Luke Warfield of Butler, Mo., whose Angus steer finished impressively, according

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Angus Carcass Contest Sponsor Dr. Curtis W. Long of Briarwood Angus Farms congratulates Luke Warfield, Butler, Mo., for his triple sweep in awards. Briarwood Exceed 1054, exhibited by Luke Warfield, Butler, Mo., finished as Grand Champion Angus Carcass, Reserve Champion Over-All Carcass and Reserve Champion Quality Hotel-Restaurant Division.

to judge Teagan Schnurbusch, Black Hawk Community College. Briarwood Exceed 1054, with a live weight of 1,360 lbs., dressed at 60.15% to render a hanging weight of 818 lbs. The ribeye area measured 14.2” and Warfield’s steer graded Prime with YG 2.17.

Warfield received $500 for his Grand Champion Angus Carcass win, plus an additional $500 for winning the Reserve Champion Over-All Missouri State Fair Carcass Show, and took home another trophy for Reserve Championship for the Quality Hotel-Restaurant Division On-Rail.

Kye Lehenbauer, Palmyra, Mo., took the Reserve Champion Angus Carcass with Dieckmann Blue Chip 1988. The steer weighed 1,315 live and dressed at 63.95% for hanging weight of 841, 14.9” REA and 2.58 YG with a Prime Quality Grade. Lehenbauer earned added money of $300.

Congratulations to all of the Angus youth exhibitors and especially to the nine who participated in Briarwood Angus Farms Carcass Contest: Emilee Huebler, Grant Huebler, Rebeca Hunt (7th Hotel/Restaurant), Samuel Jordan (Champion Lean Retail and Missouri Beef Cattleman award for Largest Ribeye), Kye Lehenbauer (Missouri Beef Cattleman Chef’s Award), Ethan Vanderwert (6th & 8th Hotel/Restaurant), Addison Ward, Clara Warfield (4th Hotel/Restaurant), and Luke Warfield. For their entries, these exhibitors will receive a $200 Participation Award, bringing the total youth Angus earnings to $4,400 in prize money.

For more information about the annual State Fair Carcass Contest, visit https://www.mostatefair.com/ or https://www.briarwoodangusfarms.com/carcass-contests/ or contact Briarwood Farms at 660-679-3459. And to learn more about the Missouri Junior Angus program, go to https://www.missouriangus.org/boards/juniors/

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Victoria Washburn, King City, Mo. exhibited the Grand Champion of the On Foot Open Steer

2022 American Royal Livestock Show

October 6 - October 23

Kansas City, Missouri

American Royal Scholarships Available

The American Royal is proud to offer scholarships for outstanding leadership and academic excellence as well as competitive events. Throughout the year scholarships will be awarded to individuals or teams through applications or in the show arena.

Academic and Leadership scholarships include the Seaboard Royal Scholars Program and Veterinary

Junior Premium Livestock Auction

The 2022 American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction will be held Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Hale Arena. We hope you will join us in celebrating these exhibitors success while playing a part in impacting their future.

Scholars Program. All students are pursuing agriculture, food, natural resources or veterinary degrees and demonstrate academic and leadership excellence in their schools and communities.

Scholarships to individuals and teams participating in the judging competitions, junior and intercollegiate livestock judging contests, 4-H meats and livestock judging contests as well as crops judging contests are awarded throughout the fall season. Equestrian scholarships are offered to riders in the Saddle Horse Show, Youth and Open, Cutting Horse, and Quarter Horse Show.

For more information on the American Royal Scholarships go to the website: www.americanroyal. com/educational-programming/scholarships/

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Come to Kansas City for these 2022 American Royal Charolais Events… State Directories Now Kansas City, MO Shows and Sales! October 21 • 8:00 a.m. Charolais Breeders Classic, Hale Arena • 1:30 p.m. Charolais Sale October 22 • 8:00 a.m. - Charolais Junior Heifer Show followed by the National Roll of Excellence Charolais Show, East Side Hale Arena Missouri Charolais Breeders Association President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Chris Peuster Bruce Bradley Annette Bonacker Judy Shaffer 816-529-2190 417-848-3457 314-974-0551 417-825-4067 Check us out on the web @ www.missouricharolais.com

2022 American Royal Livestock Show

Changes & Reminders

Market Exhibitors (Steers, Lambs, Goats, Barrows)

• All market exhibitors are required to complete a Quality Assurance program. Examples include: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals, Quality Counts, Beef Quality Assurance, Pork Quality Assurance, or other programs approved by the American Royal. The program name and certificate number will be required on all market entry forms. Exhibitors failing to submit this information will have entries returned as incomplete and will be charged the $10 re-processing fee.

Exhibitor Age Requirements

• All junior exhibitors showing a market animal, crossbred gilt, wether dam, or breeding doe must be no younger than 7 years old and no older than 21 years old as of January 1st, 2022.

• Junior breeding heifer and purebred breeding gilt exhibitors will follow their respective junior breed association age requirements.


• Federal 840 ID tags are the official identification for steers. NO EXCEPTIONS.


• Federal 840 ID tags will be used as the official identification for swine. Ear notches will only be utilized as a secondary form of identification.

Market Lambs

• The junior market lamb show is open to wethers only.

Market Goats

• The junior market goat show is open to wethers only.

Arrival Deadlines

• Please pay special attention to the arrival deadlines, as we will not be making exceptions outside of these times

Junior Premium Livestock Auction

• The top 10 market lambs and top ten market goats must sell in the Junior Premium Livestock Auction. Please see more detailed information under each species.

• All market animal exhibitors that qualify for the Junior Premium Livestock Auction will be required to complete an Animal Husbandry Form, which can be found at www.americanroyal.com. All medications, vaccinations, injections, medical treatments and any foreign substances administered, in any form or manner, from the ownership deadline (August 15, 2022) through Junior Premium Livestock Auction must be recorded. The American Royal strongly advises all exhibitors to maintain this form from time of ownership and bring with them to the American Royal to ensure accuracy in record keeping.

• The Junior Premium Livestock Auction is a terminal auction.

Showmanship (Based on age of exhibitor as of January 1, 2022)

• The age divisions for Lamb, Goat, Barrow, Crossbred Gilt, & Steer exhibitors are: - Junior — 7-12 years old - Intermediate — 13-16 years old - Senior — 17 years & older

• The following species/breeds will be allowed to show in a Peewee division (6 years & younger): - Purebred Breeding Gilt Exhibitors - Mini Hereford Junior Exhibitors - L imousin Junior Heifer Exhibitors - Maine-Anjou Junior Heifer Exhibitors - Red Angus Junior Heifer Exhibitors - Salers Junior Heifer Exhibitors

See Rules and Regulations for more detailed information on these changes/reminders.

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Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 6

10:00 a.m. Move-In: American Aberdeen, Belted Galloway, Black Hereford, Braunvieh, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Miniature Herefords, & Salers

Friday, October 7

9:00 a.m. Watusi Move-In 1:00 p.m. Belted Galloway Open Show-East Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 1:00 p.m. American Aberdeen Junior/Open Show-West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 4:00 p.m. Junior Heifer Showmanship-West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

Saturday, October 8

8:00 a.m. Limousin Junior/Open Show – West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 8:00 a.m. Salers Junior/Open Show–East Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 1:00 p.m. Gelbvieh Junior/Open Show – West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 1:00 p.m. Braunvieh Junior/Open Show – East Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 1:00 p.m. Black Hereford Sale – Wagstaff Sale Center

Sunday, October 9

8:00 a.m. Miniature Hereford Junior Show/Open Show – West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 8:00 a.m. Black Hereford Open Show – East Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 12:00 p.m. Watusi Open Show- Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

Wednesday, October 12

10:00 a.m. Market Barrow and Breeding Gilt Move-In and Vet Check – Governors (All swine must be on the grounds by 10:00 p.m.)

12:00 p.m. Market lambs and Wether Dam Ewes MoveIn and Vet Check

(All Market Lambs and Wether Dam Ewes must be on the grounds by 6:00 p.m.) 12:00 p.m. Market Goats/Breeding Does Move-In and Vet Check (All Market Goats/Breeding Does must be on the grounds by 6:00 p.m.)

12:00 p.m. Lamb/Goat Weight Card Turn In ( Weight cards due by 6:00 p.m.) -Upper Ex 2:00 p.m. Market Steers Move-In – Lower Ex (All Market Steers must be on the grounds by 8:00 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. Sullivan’s Supply Lamb and Goat Fitting Contest

7:00 p.m. Cattle Demonstration Sponsored by Weaver Livestock – Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

Thursday, October 13

8:00 a.m. Market Barrow Check-In followed by Breeding Gilt Check-In (All cards due by 1:00 p.m.) – Governors 9:00 a.m. Market Steer Check-In ( Weight cards due by 11:00 a.m.) – Lower Ex 10:00 a.m. Lamb and Goat Demonstration Sponsored by Weaver Livestock – Location TBD 12:00 p.m. Sullivan’s Supply Cattle Clinic 1:00 p.m. Lamb Showmanship – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 2:00 p.m. Goat Showmanship – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

4:00 p.m. Steer Showmanship– Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 5:00 p.m. Swine Showmanship – Governors

Friday, October 14

7:30 a.m. Market Barrow Show (Pedigreed followed by Crossbred) – Governors

8:00 a.m. Market Lamb Show – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

9:00 a.m. Market Goat Show – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

9:00 a.m. Market Steer Show – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

6:30 p.m. Royal Elite Drive – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

7:30 p.m. Junior Premium Livestock Auction – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

Saturday, October 15

9:00 a.m. Breeding Gilt Show (Pedigreed followed by Crossbred) – Governors

9:00 a.m. Wether Dam Lamb Show – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

10:00 a.m. Breeding Doe Goat Show – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Red Angus Cattle Move-In

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Sunday, October 16

8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest – Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 6:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Awards –Wagstaff

Monday, October 17

8:00 a.m. Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest – Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 12:00 p.m. Red Angus Junior/Open Show – West Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 7:00 p.m. Collegiate Livestock Judging Banquet – Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

Tuesday, October 18

12:00 p.m. Move-In: Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, & Simmental

Wednesday, October 19

7:00 a.m. Move-In: Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, & Simmental

Thursday, October 20

9:00 a.m. Shorthorn Junior Show – East Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 9:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou Junior Show – West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 4:00 p.m. Junior Heifer Showmanship – East Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s 4:00 p.m. Chianina Junior/Open Show– West Side Hale Arena, presented by Cavender’s All Day Fall Field Trip – This is one of the American Royal’s educational events which are designed to educate students in 2nd through 5th grade & consists of an interactive educational tour through some of our agricultural events. Please be aware that school aged children will be taking a tour throughout the

complex, as a part of our mission to champion food & agriculture so in times to come, it will be celebrated, and all generations will be committed to its future.

Friday, October 21

8:00 a.m. Charolais Royal Breeders Bull Classic – East Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 8:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou Open Show – West Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 9:30 a.m. Shorthorn Open Show – East Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

1:00 p.m. Angus Junior Heifer Show – East Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

1:30 p.m. Royal Collection Charolais Sale – Wagstaff Sale Center

2:00 p.m. Simmental Junior Heifer Show – West Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s All Day Fall Field Trip

Saturday, October 22

8:00 a.m. Angus ROV Show – West Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

8:00 a.m. Charolais Junior Heifer Show followed by National Roll of Excellence Charolais Show – East Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 2:00 p.m. Ladies of the Royal Hereford Sale – Wagstaff Sale Center

4:00 p.m. Hereford Junior Heifer Show – West Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

Sunday, October 23

8:00 a.m. National Hereford Show – West Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 8:00 a.m. National SimGenetics Show – East Side Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s 12:00 p.m. Supreme Champion Jr Heifer Show – Hale Arena presented by Cavender’s

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Dallas County Cattlemen

Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) members heard from three University of Missouri Extension specialists at the group’s September 13 meeting held at Prairie Grove School south of Buffalo. The three member panel spoke about the drought and gave suggestions on how to maximize profits with our beef cattle herds in the upcoming months.

Leading off the discussion was Agricultural Business Field Specialist Wesley Tucker. He asked the question, “Is this a repeat of 2012?” He believes it is as we have the exact same scenario. With record numbers of cows being killed and record numbers of heifers in feedlots, he is optimistic that prices will be better next year, but margins will not be as good because of higher costs. He urged producers to look at the bottom 10-15% of their herd and “get your house in order” if those cows aren’t producing and being productive.

Agronomy Field Specialist Terry Halleran told members, “Stop spending money you don’t need to spend.” Halleran said it is too late to think about fertilizer but urged producers to get the pH level of pastures up. If one needs a quick forage perhaps consider oats. He told the group to evaluate your hay and pastures. We may have to make adjustments on the numbers of cows in our herd and make some tough decisions.

Regional Livestock Specialist Andy McCorkill talked about the importance of making sure cows are doing their job — produce a calf every 365 days. He touted the importance of keeping good records. He said to

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look at the open cows and send them on their way. He also talked about nitrate poisoning and Johnson grass. He said the more height, the safer it is, and he recommended it be 18 inches to be safe. When unrolling big bales, McCorkill said to consider feeding half a bale in the morning and half at night to be more efficient.

DCCA members also heard from Buffalo FFA member Caleb Spencer who thanked them for sponsoring him and FFA member Eli Smith to attend the recent ShowMe Beef Leadership conference. They had a great time and learned a lot.

DCCA would like to thank the panel for sharing their expertise. Also, we very much appreciate the Urbana Stockyards for sponsoring our meeting and great meal. John Clemmons and his family took ownership of the salebarn at the end of February and encouraged producers to visit them and check out the facility, which has undergone a lot of changes.

DCCA members enjoyed volunteering in the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair in August. We recently fired up our grill at the annual Buffalo Celtic Festival and will be cooking at a couple other events this fall.

The next DCCA meeting will be October 11 and sponsored by Dr. Jim Rhoades and IDEXX.

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Barton County Cattlemen

Barton County Cattlemen met September 6, 2022, at the Thiebaud Meeting Rooms in Lamar, Missouri.

Brett Faubion, president, opened the meeting with prayer.

A meal enjoyed by the cattlemen was sponsored by Show Me Wagyu Partners of Lamar, Missouri. The meal was prepared by Scott Nolting.

Cameron Locke, DVM, MS, of Cedar Creek Veterinary Services in Stockton, Missouri, was our speaker. He presented information related to fall management of cattle.

He recommends not keeping open cows, especially with the dry conditions in our area. The cost to keep the cow is higher than the cow is worth.

With the poor fall pastures, cows due to calve in the fall may have a poor body condition resulting in weak calves at birth.

Other considerations are high nitrate in silage, bovine respiratory disease and anaplasmosis. He recommends observing for biting insects, ticks, horseflies and stable flies, which can carry bacteria from cow to cow. The bacteria infects red blood cells (RBCs), which carry oxygen in the body. The infected RBCs result in anemia — reduced oxygen carrying capacity. The immune system then attacks and kills off the affected cells. Look for jaundice-colored mucous membranes. Signs will appear when about 50% of the RBCs are affected. Feed hay and plenty of water for cows down and suspected.

Vaccinations can be given to reduce, but not prevent, the effects of the bacteria causing anaplasmosis. Prevention of the biting insects is more effective than vaccines.

Our next Barton County Cattlemen’s meeting will be October 4, 2022, at the open house for the Show Me Youth Ag Academy farm.

Brett closed the meeting with a prayer.

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SEMO Cattlemen

The SEMO Cattlemen’s Association held their August meeting at the Rick Aufdenberg farm in Jackson. Speakers for the evening were David Moore and Landry Jones, MFA Forage Specialists, and Anthony Ohmes, University of Missouri Extension. The topic for the evening was “Stretching Your Fall Forage.” A pasture walk was taken through native grass and fescue pastures at the Aufdenberg farm.

August meeting

The annual picnic was held in August at G & J Ag in Oak Ridge. Sydney Thummel of the Missouri Beef Industry Council was the guest speaker for the evening. She talked about the duties of the MBIC, the Beef Checkoff program and how Checkoff dollars are used.

The SEMO Cattlemen’s Association found several opportunities to promote beef. Lunch was provided to 100 people at the 42nd Annual Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Tour. Beef was donated to the Knights of Columbus State Horseshoe Tournament, held in Leopold, that drew approximately 2,000 people. Beef sticks were distributed at the Horseshoe Tournament, as well as the SEMO Prospect Show and the Altenburg Invitational.

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Polk County Cattlemen

It’s always a compliment when local businesses seek out the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association to cook for company events! On August 16, Duck Creek Technologies hosted their employee appreciation night with our famous ribeye steak meals and all beef hot dog meals at the top of their menu. A total of 100 ribeye meals and 100 hot dog meals were served. Seven volunteers generously donated their time.

The Missouri State Fair is an exciting event, and one of the biggest draws at the fair is the Missouri Beef House! On Saturday, August 20, the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association heeded the call for volunteers with 18 members making the trek to Sedalia to show their support and work in the Missouri Beef House.

The Polk County Cattlemen’s Association had five junior members attend the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association Youth Industry Tour on August 26-28. Day one included stops at the University of Missouri South Research Farm, Lincoln University George Washington Carver Farms and the Center for Soy Innovation. Shea Gentsch presented about artificial insemination. Day two brought visits to the St. Louis Science Center Grow Lab, Riegel Dairy and Falling Timber Farm. Day three stops included McBee Farms and Sycamore Creek. Attendance at the Youth Industry Tour is not only educational, it is an opportunity for our junior members to network with other members from across the state and have a little fun along the way. Members in attendance were Landon Chaney, Josie Toombs, Emma Hancock, Mary Grace Warden and Marenna Pomeroy.

The September monthly meeting was self-sponsored and held at the Elks Lodge in Bolivar. The Cattlemen grilled up hamburgers and the Polk County CattleWomen provided dessert. As previously reported, County ByLaws needed updated, and new committees needed to be formed to ensure the continued success in all areas of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association. The Board of Directors brought the By-Law revisions to the general membership for vote, which passed by overwhelming majority. New committees added to the by-laws were Budget Committee, Polk County Junior Cattlemen’s Committee, Polk County Beef Queen Committee, Missouri Beef Days Hall of Fame Committee, Special Events Committee and Cooking Committee. All interested members were encouraged to submit applications for 2023 Board of Director positions and/or committee roles.

The Polk County Cattlemen’s Association has always been a staple at “Country Days” in Bolivar, but this year we stepped it up a notch! Not only did the Polk

County Cattlemen grill and sell 375 of their mouthwatering, ribeye steak sandwich meals and 200 all beef, hot dog meals, the Polk County CattleWomen and the Polk County Junior Cattlemen got involved, too! The Polk County CattleWomen sold caramel apples with proceeds being used to purchase prizes for a volunteer appreciation drawing at the Annual Meeting/Christmas Celebration in December. The Polk County Junior Cattlemen sponsored an interactive beef education booth at Country Days, made possible by a $500 Missouri Beef Industry Council Education Grant. Junior Cattlemen engaged members of the crowd to discuss fun facts about cows and the cattle industry, and nutritional information about beef. Fairgoers then proceeded to a Spin the Wheel game that displayed questions about the information they had just heard. After spinning the wheel and correctly answering a question, they proceeded to a Plinko game, where their prize was determined. Adults and kids alike had a great time! Twenty-nine members donated their time to make Bolivar Country Days a success for the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association.

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Hickory County Cattlemen

The September 8 Hickory County Cattlemen’s meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Dave Hunziger. Members said the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation was said. Hunziger dismissed members

to eat, a hamburger meal provided by the Cattlemen’s Association. The Treasurer’s Report was approved, and old business was discussed. There were 17 members who worked at the Beef House, the Cornerstone Heifers have been delivered, and participation points have started for the Cornerstone Heifer and the scholarship programs. Hunziger then discussed new business. The Association is looking for volunteers for the Trunk-or-Treat on the Hermitage square Friday, October 28, from 4-8 p.m. Gavin Hutchinson from Hometown Crop Solutions was the speaker of the evening and spoke on the MRP Program, Off-Set Market Swings, and crop insurance. The next meeting will be held on October 13, 2022.


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Pictured at the Beef House: Amanda Roberts, Alyssa Roberts, Don Koenig, Taylor Roucher, David Roberts, Hannah Roberts, Flint Roberts, Dave Hunziger, Jeannie Lindsey, Eli Hunziger, Sonny, Tom Lindsey, Sable Lindsey, Carl Button, Kyla Hunziger, Bayleigh Hunziger.

Lafayette County Cattlemen

The Lafayette County Cattlemen held their Summer meeting Thursday, July 21, at the Higginsville Community Center with 120 members and guests present. Following a steak dinner with sides provided by members, the meeting was called to order by Don Schlesselman. Speakers for the evening included Bruce Mershon, MCA president; Patty Wood, Beef House chairwoman; Madeline Payne, 2022 Missouri Beef Queen; and Barbara Copenhaver and Tracey Mershon of the Missouri Beef Council.

A brief business meeting was held, and Hannah Copenhaver introduced the 2022 scholarship recipients. They were each presented with a $1,250 scholarship check from LCCA.

Members were reminded of dates to work our shifts at the Missouri State Fair and Higginsville Country Fair respectively. Prior to adjournment, President Schlesselman thanked the board members for grilling steaks and members for the excellent dishes to accompany them.

On July 24, 22 LCCA members and friends left for the annual bus trip. The first stop was at the Carroll County Museum in Carrollton, where the group enjoyed a tour, coffee and cinnamon rolls before heading further north. An ice cream stop in LeMars, Iowa, at the Wells Blue Bunny Visitor Center was a nice afternoon break prior to our arrival at the Comfort Inn in Worthington, Minnesota. Dinner that evening was at a local craft brewery, Forbidden Barrel.

Monday morning took us to the David Mente family farm at Adrian for a tour of their rotational grazing system. No one complained about the cool misty weather! Next stop was at Binford Farms Feedlot near

Luverne, Minnesota. Following lunch (with chislic!) at the Howling Dog Saloon in Luverne, the group then enjoyed museum tours, the Christmas Haus and the Brandenburg Gallery.

Tuesday started at Brake Feedyard at Wilmot, Minnesota, on our way to Pipestone National Monument. After a film and walking tour at Pipestone, we enjoyed our annual picnic lunch. A stop in Sioux Falls at Falls Park gave a chance for an ice cream treat before heading to Sioux City for our overnight stay.

Our first stop Wednesday morning was at BC Angus Farm in Adair, Iowa, where Blair Carney and family hosted a tour of their farm and new farm market facility. After lunch in Clarinda, Iowa, we made our last farm visit at Thummel Farms near Sheridan, Missouri, for a pasture tour and a preview of their fall bull offering. Ice cream at Cameron Dairy Queen rounded out our trip, and plans are underway to head to Branson and the Bootheel for next year’s trip.

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Deb Thummel explains their heifer development program. The Mente family’s rotational grazing system near Adrian, Minnesota, was an early morning stop for LCCA. Lafayette County Cattlemen recognized their annual Scholarship winners, pictured with committee members Hannah Copenhaver, Chance Malott, and Darrell Neuner are recipients Will Rehkop, Katelynn Schreiman, and Brianna Frerking.

Benton County Cattlemen

The Benton County Cattlemen had their monthly meeting in a place off the beaten path in July of 2022. In an effort to give our guest speakers a more handson approach with our members, we met out at the beef cattle farm of Mark Chamberlin of Cole Camp, Missouri.

Once everyone arrived, members were first introduced to a local veterinarian, Dr. Chelsea Woodcock. Using live cattle provided by Chamberlin, Dr. Woodcock demonstrated to the members how to estimate weight in order to administer medicine and vaccinations properly. Having a scale on the chute proved very interesting. Most of the weight estimates by the members were off by enough to justify purchasing scales. She also showed members how to preg-check cows using an ultrasound machine with pregnant cows.

Once our potluck meal was shared, we were then introduced to Jon Roberts from MFA with tips for handling cattle. Roberts taught us methods we could use to help lower the stress of our cattle (and ourselves), when working with them. He discussed positioning ourselves correctly to handle them when they are in flight mode as well as how to apply appropriate pressure to get them where you need them to go.

This meeting provided a nice change of pace and a great opportunity to watch the sun go down on another working Missouri farm.

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Henry County Cattlemen

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Henry County Cattlemen worked at the Missouri State Fair Beef House. Also, beef burgers were grilled for the Clinton Girls Softball Tournament.

St. Clair County Cattlemen

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, September 13, at Appleton City School District in Appleton City with 27 members and guests present. Jeff Schoen with Boehringer Ingelheim started with a little history as Boehringer Ingelheim is a familyowned business that is the second largest in the world. As a large company in the animal health industry, they work to be first class with prediction, prevention and treatment of animals. While they currently don’t have any new products out, Jeff spoke on the importance of treating your cattle and knowing when the best time to treat them is. One of the treatments your cattle will most likely end up needing is some sort of respiratory treatment. It is important to know the signs and how to treat them. Jeff explained which products to use when and how to administer them. Thank you, Jeff Schoen with Boehringer Ingelheim, for speaking and sponsoring our meeting! Thank you, Appleton City FFA, for the delicious meal!

The Cattlemen have been busy over the last month. They served ribeye steak sandwich meals at the Appleton City FFA on Friday, August 12 and sold out of ribeye steak sandwiches. The Cattlemen worked the Missouri Beef House on Sunday, August 14, which was a fun and busy time. It was great to see the Missouri Beef House busy promoting beef! The Cattlemen also served hamburger and ribeye steak sandwich meals at the Osceola Rodeo Days at the Osceola Square on Saturday, September 3, where they sold out again. Thank you to the community for the continued support!

St. Clair County Cattlemen are working to sustain the Mo Beef Kids 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 capabilities to allow people to sell cattle at the sale barn and make donations to the Mo Beef Kids Program. This will allow people to make donations to the program and be able to get funds for the areas that don’t have cattle and to sustain programs in other counties. The following have already donated for the 2202-23 school year: Mike and Gwenny Nance; Community First Bank; Gregg Smith Ford; Hawthorne Bank; Dull and Heany Law Office; Jim Falk Motors; Legacy Bank; Oakstar Bank; Philip and Carol Johnston; Weston and Julie Shelby; Susan Hemenway; and Dan and Shelby Wisner.

Our next Meeting is scheduled for October 11, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Osceola School District with Osceola FFA serving the meal.

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Young Industry Leaders Gather at STYLE

The American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted the inaugural SimGenetic Training for Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs (STYLE) conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 17–19, 2022. The conference, led by ASA director of Science and Education Dr. Jackie Atkins, and director of Commercial and Industry Operations Chip Kemp, was jam-packed with motivational programming and educational seminars hosted by some of the beef industry’s most trusted voices.

Attendees represented more than 30 young breeders from all over the continental US; from Tennessee to Oregon and from Montana to Texas. In addition, a delegation from Canada joined the group, along with Canadian Simmental Association general manager Mr. Bruce Holmquist.

The conference kicked off with an inspiring discussion from author of Simmental’s American Journey, Dr. Bob Hough. Hough discussed the founding tenets of ASA and explained the timeline of the Association’s high and low points over the 54-year history. SimSpecialist and CMP coordinator Susan Russell covered ASA’s governance structure for attendees to better understand their association. She hit on the importance and effectiveness of the ASA Board of Trustees’ acting committees, the process of policy development, and the advantage of being a grassroots organization with a focus on strong state associations. Also in attendance were several former members of the ASA Board of Trustees, who served as mentors to attendees throughout the weekend; they helped to guide and answer questions of conference participants in a very fluid fashion.

A presentation by Fresno State University graduate student Blake Gobeli explored research he performed on the implementation of survey efforts and focus groups, which collected information that went into the

development of the STYLE conference. ASA members’ and leaders’ perceptions, as well as information garnered on the wants and needs of membership, were paramount in the foundation of this first-ever event. Fresno State associate professor Dr. Avery Culbertson worked with the crowd on discovering individual values, personal awareness, and leadership development. This discussion really helped set the tone of the program where participants picked up the skills to selfreflect on how they can become more effective ASA members and leaders.

However, the pace of the conference was set on the first evening with ASA executive vice president Dr. Wade Shafer who spoke about how some of the world’s most successful individuals and corporations reached their elite levels of success and influence by focusing on “why” they do what they do, rather than “what” product or message they develop. STYLE attendee Garrett Stanfield of Windsor, Colorado, best described Shafer’s points: “At times, it is much simpler to focus on what we have, whether that be our cattle, genetics, etc. Nonetheless, the best messaging and marketing material we have as producers is to express to our client base why we do what we do. Although our ‘why’ may be different from breeder to breeder, our ‘why’ is what will resonate with our customers and lead to sustainability in an industry where there are many options.”

The second day was started by Dr. Jackie Atkins and myself discussing leadership concepts and lessons learned from the timeless book, Good to Great, by Jim Collins. Chip Kemp took the reins and gave a talk on The Defining Decade, how SimGenetics and the ASA has launched into a leadership role in the industry in science and innovation over the last ten years.

The afternoon of the second day was very industryfocused and opened the eyes of nearly all participants in the room. Diving into a segment the average ASA seedstock producer is less connected with, Dr.

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Scott Howard of Meyer Foods and Colorado State University talked to the group about the modern beef packing industry. “Dr. Howard gave a presentation on perspective from the packing industry that walked participants through every step of processing carcasses from feeding out different breed types and compositions to the final retail end-product,” said STYLE participant Sam Hodges of Houston, Texas.

“It was formative for me to realize just how much more about the industry I need to continue to educate

myself on. If we as a breed want to continue to be at the forefront of the industry, we must continue to challenge ourselves to be lifelong learners about every step in the pipeline of beef production, not just the areas we encounter in our operations. We should be utilizing every opportunity we have to provide more educational outlets for our clients and colleagues if we want to continue to grow and develop creative solutions to tackle the increasing challenges facing our industry,” said Hodges. Continued on page 58

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Following Howard’s talk, a panel discussion with Howard and other industry allies such as Bill Rishel, Travis Arp, and Justin Mills took place. This time slot was an interactive opportunity for the participants to ask questions and share their impressions and experiences with the room.

On the morning of the third day, a panel discussion with STYLE Mentors took place. The panel provided a formal opportunity for attendees to ask questions to these more experienced breeders on issues facing today’s seedstock producers. The weekend’s mentors were six former members of the ASA Board of Trustees, including Susan and Curt Russell, Tim Smith, Tim Curran, Tom Hook, and Jimmy Holliman. Holmquist also served as a mentor. The conversation covered many topics, including smart investments for young breeders, the future of other proteins, public perception of the industry, succession planning, collaborating with other breeders, the importance of prioritizing family, helping customers succeed, ASA programs, and “confronting the brutal facts,” a topic covered in the assigned reading, Good to Great.

The final speaker of the conference was renowned seedstock producer from North Platte, Nebraska, Mr. Bill Rishel. Discussing cycles that the seedstock and commercial beef industries have followed over the

decades he has been in business, Rishel explained about his own personal inspirations and offered sage advice to the attendees as the conference wrapped up. Stanfield said, “As a cattleman, Mr. Rishel has watched trends pass by, but has stayed disciplined and focused on his approach to breeding livestock. He presented the paradigm shifts in the industry seen throughout his lifetime and encouraged us to ask ourselves the tough questions. What will your role in this future industry be as a seedstock provider? What do you need to do to keep your fellow producers, your commercial customers in business? As I considered these questions, I recalled a quote he earlier displayed by Peter Drucker: ‘Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.’”

Stanfield shared some final thoughts after the conference closed out early Sunday afternoon: “The STYLE conference assisted in laying the groundwork for me to continue focusing on the vision I have within my operation, and for the industry. I feel confident that future conferences will do the same for other young industry enthusiasts and would encourage anyone to attend. Before I left, I wrote down one phrase. ‘Be intentional. Focus on my why.’ I implore others to do the same.”

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The Value of Heterosis

The adage “Our breed can do it all” has — and may continue to be — pressed by some breed association representatives and certainly some seedstock producers. This concept alone is false and in some small way can be ttributed to holding back the beef industry and more importantly the commercial cattle producers. Not a single breed by itself can capture heterosis.

The economic stability of commercial producers is of great importance, and continuing to push singular breed usage is a detriment to farm and ranch longevity at all levels. The value of heterosis is a reduction of production costs, an increase in animal performance and efficiency, an increase in the value of the products sold, and often simpler breeding programs.

So what is heterosis? Heterosis, also known as hybrid vigor, is the superiority of a crossbred animal relative to the average performance of its straightbred parents. Research has shown time and time again that crossbreeding results in calves that are far superior to their straightbred counterparts.

There are two reasons for the resulting boost in performance from crossbreeding: 1) Increasing the level of heterozygosity across the genome lessens the effect of gene dominance for diminished performance (i.e., hybrid vigor), and 2) an increased use of breed complementarity of parent breeds (i.e., maternal line and terminal line). In the beef industry, the effect of direct heterosis on calf performance has been documented. An example of this is if you mate a straightbred parent where the average weaning weight is 550 to another straightbred parent where the average weaning weight is 500. The average weaning performance of those calves is 546. That is 21 pounds heavier than the average of the parent performance.

It’s clear the benefit of heterosis results in improved performance across an array of economically relevant traits, but perhaps even more important is the compounded production advantage through crossbred females. The largest economic impact crossbreeding yields is through maternal heterosis and crossbred females.

Would you find it valuable to have females produce 600 pounds more weaning weight and last over a year longer on average than straightbred females? Crossbred females make more money. Period.

And maintaining crossbred females in your production system is not as difficult as some may think. There are many types of crossbreeding programs that range from two or three breed rotations to terminal crosses using purchased F1 females. However, perhaps the most popular and simplest to use is by integrating a composite breeding program with hybrid seedstock where two, three, or four breed composites are developed.

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These systems exist today and are perpetuated by the rise in composite seedstock bulls available in the market. Determining the right breeds needed for a composite program can be evaluated through admixing complimentary breeds — where the strengths of one breed are integrated to address the weakness of another breed. Table 3 provides a glimpse at some of the complimentary options for developing composite programs.

While these breed groupings provide a start to developing composites, the more useful tool at your disposal are breed agnostic Expected Progeny Differences (EPD). Being able to compare parent animals across breeds for the same economically relevant traits without adjustment factors provides

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commercial producers with targeted tools for hybrid development.

The EPD generated from the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) genetic evaluation incorporates data from millions of animals across numerous breed populations. The resulting EPD are directly comparable across breeds and are a targeted tool to help commercial cattle producers develop and amplify composites.

The suite of tools available from IGS benefit from many breed associations sharing their data and developing

more relevant and reliable predictions. An example of one of these tools is the Feeder Profit Calculator (FPC), where anyone can use the free service to estimate the relative genetic and management value on commercial feeder calves. The tool takes into consideration vaccination protocols, weaning dates, sex, and age of the calves, but perhaps most importantly it appropriately weights the value gained from crossbreeding.

Comparing side-by-side populations of straightbred calves to crossbred calves with the same management, the FPC takes into consideration the boost in performance and can determine how much the crossbred calves should make on a $/cwt basis. The tool also recognizes that good genetics cannot overcome bad management.

Research informs us that crossbred females and crossbred calves perform better and are more valuable than their straightbred counterparts. These studies are backed by controlled efforts like the tri-county futurity, which showcased that SimAngus and Simmental-sired calves by English mothers were worth $15 to $24 more than the straightbred English calves. The beef industry demands crossbreeding alternatives for the simple fact it makes commercial cattle producers more profitable. We are already seeing the rise in demand for hybrid bulls, but I suspect as we look into the notsodistant future of this industry, the concept of “one breed can do it all” will be firmly relegated to the past.

For questions on crossbreeding programs and hybrid utilization, contact Lane at lgiess@ simmgene.com. * Adapted from Beef Sire Selection Manual: Crossbreeding for Commercial Beef Production. Ritchie et al., 1999; Gregory and Cundiff, 1980.

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Top Performing Cattle Earn Prestigious Grid Master Award

DENVER, COLORADO – The Grid Master Award, an honor bestowed by the Red Angus Association of America, is earned by operations that have successfully combined high-performing Red Angus genetics, skillful feeding and precise marketing to achieve success in the production of superior beef carcasses. Nolan Woodruff, RAAA commercial marketing specialist, announced the recipients of the 2022 Grid Master Awards at the 69th annual National Red Angus Convention held September 14-16, in Kalispell, Montana.

“It is impressive to see the harvest data on the great Red Angus cattle our producers continue to bring to market. Red Angus producers are raising the bar and proving that Red Angus feeder cattle can convert feed efficiently and produce a valuable end-product destined for the center of the plate. Congratulations to all the operations across the country who received the status of Grid Master this year,” said Woodruff.

To be named a Grid Master, entries must be Red Angus or Red Angus-influenced cattle enrolled in RAAA’s Feeder Calf Certification Program or Allied Access tag program and must achieve a specified level of carcass excellence. The program is open to both conventionally and naturally fed cattle.

Conventionally fed Red Angus cattle must be marketed in lots of at least 30 head, reach a minimum of 90% Choice and Prime and have a maximum of 5% Yield Grade 4s.

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

Conventionally Fed Division

Lorenzen Ranches – Bend, Oregon

Cow Creek Ranch, Inc. – Jordan Valley, Oregon

Prairie Dog Creek Cattle – Dresden, Kansas

Hayes Red Angus – Jetmore, Kansas

Van Schoiack Ranch – Heppner, Oregon

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Meyer Family Farms – Brunswick, Missouri

Phillips Ranch – Selden, Kansas

Steven Meyer – Brunswick, Missouri

Schuler Red Angus – Bridgeport, Nebraska

Naturally Fed Division

Spreutels Farm Red Angus – Koshkonong, Missouri

Delong Ranch – Winnemucca, Nevada

Solid Rock Red Angus – Limon, Colorado

Christensen Brothers INC – Weldona, Colorado

For those who would like additional information on the Grid Master Award program, or to learn more about Red Angus-specific marketing grids and the FCCP program, please contact Nolan Woodruff at nolan@ redangus.org or (805) 861-0996. Visit RedAngus.org to learn more about marketing options for Red Angusinfluenced cattle.

The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and utilizing scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit www.RedAngus.org

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Aiming for Excellence

Targeting the Brand™ helps identify quality herd sires.

With more data than ever on today’s sire prospects, bull customers expect progress. Decisions Angus breeders made long before the gavel drops provide confidence and deliver on those anticipations.

The use of the Targeting the Brand™ logo in sale catalogs help both commercial cattlemen and seedstock producers advance their herds and orient them toward the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. To earn the logo, registered Angus cattle must have a minimum Marbling expected progeny difference (EPD) of +0.65 and a +55 Grid Value index ($G). This makes it easy to identify bulls with added carcass value, and potentially more dollars for your bottom line.

Missouri Angus breeder Josh Worthington has used Targeting the Brand™ since it launched in 2017. It’s a free and easy tool for his customers to quickly pick out Angus cattle that meet certain carcass quality goals.

“Our program’s built on the same metrics as what Targeting the Brand™ drives,” he says. Last year 71 bulls or 97% of those in the Worthington Angus sale qualified.

Across the U.S. in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 sale seasons, more than 180 sales used the logo on 6,719 bulls, up from 5,872 a year earlier.

Those results show in the growing CAB acceptance rate, currently at 36% of black-hided cattle and aiming for 50%.

More than just a marketing tool for seedstock producers, use of the logo ensures commercial customers they’re choosing bulls more likely to meet goals at the feedyard and packing plant.

With more data than ever on today’s sire prospects, bull customers expect progress. Decisions Angus breeders made long before the gavel drops provide confidence and deliver on those anticipations.

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The use of the Targeting the Brand™ logo in sale catalogs help both commercial cattlemen and seedstock producers advance their herds and orient them toward the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. To earn the logo, registered Angus cattle must have a minimum Marbling expected progeny difference (EPD) of +0.65 and a +55 Grid Value index ($G). This makes it easy to identify bulls with added carcass value, and potentially more dollars for your bottom line.

Missouri Angus breeder Josh Worthington has used Targeting the Brand™ since it launched in 2017. It’s a free and easy tool for his customers to quickly pick out Angus cattle that meet certain carcass quality goals.

“Our program’s built on the same metrics as what

Targeting the Brand™ drives,” he says. Last year 71 bulls or 97% of those in the Worthington Angus sale qualified.

Across the U.S. in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 sale seasons, more than 180 sales used the logo on 6,719 bulls, up from 5,872 a year earlier.

Those results show in the growing CAB acceptance rate, currently at 36% of black-hided cattle and aiming for 50%.

More than just a marketing tool for seedstock producers, use of the logo ensures commercial customers they’re choosing bulls more likely to meet goals at the feedyard and packing plant.

Sidebar Make the Most of Targeting the Brand™

Q: Where can I find the logo for use?

A: Download Targeting the Brand™ resources at CABcattle.com/targetingthe-brand. The logo must be applied to each individual animal that meets requirements for marbling EPD and $G.

Q: Are cattle that meet Targeting the Brand™ requirements automatically considered “CAB qualifiers?”

A: No live cattle quality for Certified Angus Beef. To be eligible, cattle must be predominantly black-hided and sold through a CABlicensed packing plant. Earning the brand requires meeting all 10 of the brand’s carcass specifications as determined by a USDA grader.

Q: If a bull meets Targeting the Brand™ requirements, can my customers use the Targeting the Brand™ logo to market their feeder calves?

A: Feeder calves must be enrolled in AngusLink sm for the Genetic Merit Scorecardsm and have a 125+ grid score to tout the logo. Visit www.angus.org/ anguslink for more information.

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NCBA News - Update from the Capital

Rail Carriers and Unions Reach Labor Agreement Narrowly Avoiding Strike

On Thursday (9-15-22), two major rail labor unions and large rail carriers reached an agreement to avoid a strike and nationwide rail stoppage. The cattle industry relies on rail service to transport essential feed and fuel. A strike would have had catastrophic consequences for the industry, and NCBA is pleased that both parties reached an agreement to prevent worsening our supply chain disruptions and further increasing input costs for cattle producers.

Background: Since 2019, two major rail unions, the transportation division of SMART (the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have been negotiating with rail carriers over labor policies.

In July 2022, President Biden stepped in by signing an executive order to establish a Presidential Emergency Board. The board was tasked with developing recommendations for resolving the labor dispute. The unions had until 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2022, to accept

recommendations and forge an agreement, or reject it and go on strike. Thankfully, the unions and rail carriers reached an agreement that avoided a strike.

What NCBA is doing: Nearly 40% of our nation’s long-distance freight travels by rail. Because of the importance of reliable rail service for transporting feed and fuel, NCBA has been working closely with members of Congress to prepare a legislation solution in case an agreement between the unions and carriers was not met. NCBA is continuing to work with our partners and stakeholders on the issue of rail transportation to make sure there are no further disruptions in the supply chain.

NCBA Joins Letter Highlighting Role of Agriculture in White House Hunger Conference

On September 28, the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. This conference is modeled after the Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health that was held during the Nixon administration and led to the development of programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

The Biden administration plans to unveil a national strategy for ending hunger and increasing access to healthy foods and physical activity. While details about this conference have been limited, NCBA is working to ensure that beef is accurately portrayed in the national strategy, which will be revealed at the conference.

What NCBA is doing: To ensure that beef is fairly represented at the conference, NCBA joined a letter, alongside a coalition of agricultural groups, asking the White House to invite farmers and ranchers into the conversation. Following this letter, the White House invited representatives of NCBA to participate in the conference. NCBA has previously shared beef nutrition and sustainability information with the White House, highlighting the production practices cattle producers employ that create our high-quality, sustainable beef.

Why this matters: American farmers and ranchers provide the literal base of the food chain, supplying grains, fruit, vegetables, proteins and dairy necessary for a healthy diet. NCBA is committed to highlighting beef’s essential nutrients and ensuring that cattle producers are part of the Biden administration’s food and hunger policies.

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NCBA Member Testifies Before House Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON (September 20, 2022) – Today, Iowa cattle producer and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) member Shayne Wiese testified before the House Agriculture Committee regarding implementation of the conservation title of the 2018 Farm Bill.

“USDA’s voluntary conservation programs have been a great asset to cattle producers,” Wiese testified. “It is important that these programs are implemented in a practical, producer friendly, and voluntary manner for years to come to ensure that cattle producers will continue to have the ability to do what we do best –produce the world’s safest, most nutritious, abundant, and affordable protein while operating in the most environmentally friendly way possible.”

Wiese shared his experienced utilizing the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Additionally, Wiese highlighted his concerns with the staffing shortage at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that has led to agency delays, additional paperwork burdens, and less time for local officials to meet with the agricultural producers they serve.

“NCBA communicates with members of Congress and their staff every day but hearing directly from a cattle

producer outside of Washington is extremely beneficial,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane. “We hope Congress carefully considers Shayne’s testimony as they evaluate the last Farm Bill and begin crafting the next one.”

Shayne Wiese is a fifth-generation cattle producer, currently operating Wiese & Sons: Good Doin’ Bulls along with this older brother in West Central Iowa. Wiese & Sons are advocates for conservation and utilize cover crops, CRP, water filtration buffers, and erosion reduction practices as part of their comprehensive commitment to environmental stewardship. In addition to being a member of NCBA, Wiese is involved with the American Hereford Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Beef Breed’s Council, and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

“Producer feedback is vital to improving conservation programs outlined in the Farm Bill, and we appreciate Shayne for sharing his personal experiences,” said Bob Noble, president of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. “Livestock producers take pride in being stewards of the land and natural resources and would benefit from additional support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We seek to maximize the impact of programs like the Conservation Reserve Program and Environmental Quality Incentives Program to further achieve our conservation goals and solidify cattle as climate-smart solutions.”

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Carl Speight

Carl Speight, 83, of Dadeville passed away on September 2, 2022, in the Dade County Nursing Home. He was born in Dadeville, Missouri, on September 29, 1938, to Clinton and Lavonda (Hayward) Speight.

Carl was raised on the family farm and, from a young age, took an active role in the day-to-day operations. Carl graduated from Dadeville High School in 1956. He attended college in Rolla, Missouri, for two years before making the decision to return to Dadeville to pursue his true passion of farming.

On March 17, 1972, Carl married Loretta Potts and together they worked to expand the farming operation. Over the years, they transitioned to a purebred Charolais herd and sold breeding stock for over 35 years. Carl took great pride in the quality cattle he raised.

Carl was active in community affairs and a big supporter of the Dadeville School. He was a member of the Dadeville United Methodist Church, American International Charolais Association, the Grand Masonic Lodge, as well as Abou Ben Adhem Shriners.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; his parents, Clinton and Lavonda Speight; and his sister, Ella Mae Vanhooser. He is survived by his brother, Dennis, and wife, Ann, of Stafford, VA; brother-in-law, Billy Vanhooser, of Dadeville; nephews and nieces, Darrel Vanhooser and wife, Rene, Debbie Worthington and, husband, Randy, Brad Vanhooser and wife, Susan, Megan Vogel and husband, Scott, Paula Crouch, and Kyle Speight and wife, Shannon; great nephews and nieces, Josh and Corry Worthington, Darris and Marsha Vanhooser, Nicole Vanhooser, Brian and Sarah Worthington, Dalton and Sandra Vanhooser, Ben and Audra Vanhooser, Andrew and Julie Vanhooser, Peyton Crouch, Caleb Crouch and Sebastian Vogel.

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New Resources Available to Missouri Farmers

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – During Suicide Prevention Month, University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch reminds Missouri farmers and their families that MU Extension has resources for farmers and ranchers.

Suicide Prevention Month, observed in September, is a good time to talk with rural family and community members about increased risks of suicide, says Funkenbusch.

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that rural residents are at a higher risk of suicide than urban residents. The CDC also reports that more than half of U.S. counties don’t have a social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 98% of the state’s rural counties are designated “mental health professional shortage areas.”

It’s time to change those statistics, says Funkenbusch.

In addition to a shortage of mental and behavioral health services, workers in rural communities often face other barriers such as difficulty obtaining health insurance, she says. There also may be sociocultural factors such as stigma against seeking help, especially for men. A lack of nearby medical services often hampers emergency care for those suffering from serious selfinflicted injuries or overdoses.

MU Extension works with numerous groups to provide resources to farmers and ranchers, especially those who live in underserved areas.

One is a new AgriStress Helpline. MU Extension, in a partnership with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is promoting the free, confidential service, which is available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental health support. Call or text 833897-2474 for help. Health care professionals answer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The MU Psychological Services Clinic offers up to five free teletherapy sessions for farmers and ranchers and members of their immediate families. Learn more at muext.us/PSCFarmRanch, or contact the clinic at adpsc@missouri.edu or 573-882-4677.

MU Extension is part of Iowa Concern, which provides stress counselors, an attorney for legal education, information and referral services for farm families. The toll-free number is 800-447-1985.

These services are supported through Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Another option is the 24-hour National Suicide &

Lifeline, which provides free, confidential services. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 or go to 988lifeline.org.

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Hereford Genetics Sustain Through the Dry Season

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — Summer droughts. Limited resources. Only the most resilient cattle make it through such harsh challenges. Roy Lee Criswell of Pep, New Mexico trusts Hereford-cross cattle to do it best.

“These Hereford Bulls on these black cows, getting that F1 cross, is putting more feed efficiency along with more hybrid vigor into these calves,” Criswell says. “The longevity of these bulls is in their feet. They don’t break down. Out here in this desert country, they’ve got to have good feet to be able to travel. Getting on top of these cows and coming off on these rocks, we need these bulls to keep going. We don’t want them to need a lot of feed to get them to breed back.”

In the Southwest, where rainfall is scarce and feed costs are climbing, ranchers and feeders prefer calves that gain weight more efficiently, like Criswell’s F1 cross cattle.

“At the end of the day, the yield grades are a lot higher, which is more beneficial to our pocket and our feeding

operation at the yard,” says Chris Adkins of Adkins Cattle Co. “When you get higher yields and better quality carcasses, you get dividends. Here we are, seven months later and they’re weighing 1,350 and 1,400 pounds. That’s what’s fun — when you drive by their pens every morning and see the growth in them.”

Black baldy cows consume two pounds less of voluntary forage intake per day than straight-bred black cows. That’s according to an Oklahoma State University study that shows a $50 savings per cow, per year.

“They’re the easiest to work with, the easiest to get on feed, and they’re probably some of the best converting cattle,” Adkins says. “And if you can keep them calm and laying down, especially in times like these where it’s 101 degrees, they’re just going to continue to convert feed and gain. And man, it pays on the back end.”

For more information about Hereford genetics and upcoming sales, visit Hereford.org.

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OCTOBER 2022 95 Missouri Beef House Thank You to our Volunteers Douglas/Wright County Eldon FFA 2 Eldon FFA Cole County Cooper County Kingsville Livestock Auction Kingsville, Missouri Hwy. 58 • 45 Miles SE of Kansas City, MO Special Cow & Bull Sale Saturday, October 22 • 11:00 a.m. For information call Rick or Jeremy Anstine 816-597-3331 or 816-732-6070 Visit our website kingsvillelivestock.com or E-mail us at: kingsville@earthlink.net Cattle Sale Every Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
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United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on September 1, 2022. The inventory was slightly above September 1, 2021. This is the second highest September 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.11 million head, slightly above 2021. Net placements were 2.06 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 430,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 320,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 532,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 270,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 95,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 2.00 million head, 6 percent above 2021.

Other disappearance totaled 53,000 head during August, 10 percent below 2021.

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Tough Days

Today was rough. As I sit here typing this article, I’m reflecting on the past 24 hours. The high points. The low points. The true difference one day can make.

For those of you politically interested, you’ve heard or read about the trials and tribulations of the Missouri Senate this year. Whether from this column, newspapers, or social media, most commentary hasn’t been kind to the functioning of that legislative chamber.

While the House operated business as usual and passed bills on a near-daily basis, Republican-infighting grinded the Senate to a near-halt resulting in one of the least productive legislative sessions in recent memory. Evidently, the chambers have decided to reverse roles during special session, which began midSeptember.

Governor Mike Parson called a special session in August to address a proposed income tax cut and an extension of several agricultural tax credits. The agricultural tax credit extension was vetoed earlier this year due to the legislature passing nearly all tax credit programs with six-year sunsets but applying a two-year sunset to agricultural tax credits. During his veto announcement, “Missouri farm families deserve better,” said Parson.

While we agree that farm families do deserve better, nothing is easy in Jefferson City and today proved just that. The Senate returned to special session and operated like the chamber we saw over a decade ago. They were deliberative, effective and productive. Within one day, the Senate passed the tax and ag bills as prioritized by the governor.

The House looked far more like the Senate we witnessed earlier this year. Divides between conservative and moderate Republican factions in the morning, followed by partisan politics in the afternoon, created a brutal environment for those advocating for the agriculture bill.

With help from our Cowboys at the Capitol, agriculture allies and legislative champions, we fought for every vote. It takes 82

votes to pass a bill from the House floor. We passed our bill with 83. It took all hands on deck. Our friends from Bayer, POET, Farm Bureau, and several Representatives, Senators, and staff joined efforts to pass the bill.

Speaker-elect Dean Plocher demonstrated real leadership in delivering necessary Republican votes. While some within his caucus were hesitant to support the bill due to opposition to tax credits in general, he garnered their support for “his team.”

Democrat members Kimberly-Ann Collins, Mark Ellebracht, Alan Gray, Tracy McCreery, and Wes Rogers bucked their leadership to provide sufficient votes for bill passage. We cannot imagine how difficult that decision was, but we appreciate their support of Missouri’s farm and ranch families impacted by the bill.

Today was rough. It also was good. When times get rough, it always is nice to know you can count on certain people, whether they be friends, family, or simply people with whom you work. Those people may change depending on the issue, circumstance, or the day. But today, I’m grateful for those who stood with us in support of the agriculture tax credit bill.

Our thanks, Nancy and Cooper

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Oct. 3 E xpress Ranches Bull & Female Sale, Yu kon, OK

Oct. 7 Sm ith Valley Angus Sale, Salem, MO

Oct. 7 J N Black Hereford Sale, Leavenworth, KS

Oct. 8 East Central Missouri Angus Sale, Cuba, MO

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. 12 E xplosive Cattle Co. Sale, Smart Auctions

Oct. 14 Fink Beef Genetics Female Sale, R andolph, KS

Oct. 14 A merican Royal JPLA, KC, MO

Oct. 15 Fink Beef Genetics Bull Sale, Randolph, KS

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 Bull Sale, Springfield, MO

Oct. 15 A ngell-Thomas Charolais Bull & Female Sale, Paris, 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 Edition Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Oct. 15 Fink Beef Genetics Fall Bull Sale, R andolph, KS

Oct. 16 Frank/Hazelrigg Sale, Fulton, MO Oct. 16 Reynolds Hereford Fall Sale, Hu ntsville, MO Oct. 17 H inkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO

Oct. 21 A merican Royal Charolais Sale, KC, 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 Oct. 22 Mead Farms Production Sale, Versailles, MO

Oct. 22 New Day Genetics Sale, Salem, MO Oct. 23 M issouri Angus Association Ladies of Autumn Sale, Lebanon, MO

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Oct. 24 S outhwest Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale, Springfield, MO

Oct. 28 Spur Ranch Sale, Vinita, OK

Oct. 28 T Ba r S Production Sale, Billings MO

Oct. 29 Wall Street Cattle Co. Sale, Lebanon, MO

Oct. 29 Ward Brothers Sale, Plattsburg, MO

Oct. 29 Cattlemen’s Preferred Sale All Breeds Bull & Commercial Female Sale, Harrison, AR

Oct. 29 Red River Beefmaster Bull Sale, Paris, TX

Nov. 2-3 M issouri Forage Grassland & Council Heart of America Grazing Conference, Springfield, MO

Nov. 4 Meyer Cattle Co. Fall Sale, Bowling Green, MO

Nov. 4 Downey Ranch & Kniebel Cattle Co Sale, M anhattan, KS

Nov. 4-5 G enePlus Brangus Sale at Chimney Rock, Concord, AR

Nov. 5 S eedstock Plus Red Reward Fall Edition Bull & Female Sale, Oseola, MO

Nov. 5 Fall Harvest Simmental Sale, Springfield, MO

Nov. 5 Wright Charolais 11th Annual Female Sale, Kearney, MO

Nov. 5 Henke Angus Farms Sale, Salisbury, MO

Nov. 5 Worthington Angus Bull & Commercial Female Sale, Dadeville, MO

Nov. 5 A ndras Stock Farm Red Angus Female Sale, M anchester, IL

Nov. 5 Red Tie Event, Hale, MO

Nov. 5 B/F Cattle Co. Sale, Butler, MO

Nov. 5 Moriando & MM Cattle Co. Sale, Mt. Vernon, MO

Nov. 12 Valley Oaks Fall Female Sale, Oak Grove, MO

Nov. 12 Gibbs Farms Female Sale, Ranburne, AL

Nov. 12 T homas Farms Production Sale, Damascus, AR

Nov. 18-19 Cavender-Draggin’ M Fall Production Sale, Jacksonville, TX

Nov. 19 Sydenstricker Genetics Sale, Mexico, MO

Nov. 19 Heart of Missouri Limousin Sale, L ebanon, MO

Nov. 19 Dalebanks Angus Sale, Eureka, KS

Nov. 21 Green Springs Bull Test Sale featuring Garton Angus Ranch Females, Nevada, MO

Nov. 26 Galaxy Beef Female Sale, Macon, MO

Dec. 1 SydGen Influence Commercial Female Bred Heifer Sale, Kingdom City, MO

Dec. 4 M issouri Opportunity Hereford Sale, S edalia, MO

Dec. 17 Bradley Cattle Bred Heifer Sale, Springfield, MO

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Advertiser Index

3C Cattle Co Sale 27

American Angus Association ............................................ 75

American Simmental Association .............................. 50-51

Andras Stock Farm Sale ................................................... 70

Angell-Thomas Sale ......................................................... 30

Aspen 29

BF Cattle Co Sale 80

Buffalo Livestock Market 48

Busch Cattle Co. 41

Callaway Livestock Center Inc. 92

Cavender - Draggin’ M Sale 49

Champion Feeders 94

Classified ......................................................................... 113

Clearwater Farm ............................................................... 41

Clearwater Farm - Ladies of Autumn Sale ...................... 39

Coon Angus Ranch .......................................................... 41

Dalebanks Sale 76

Downey Ranch / Kniebel Cattle Sale 74

Durham Simmental Farms 57

Ertell Cattle Company Sale 96

Explosive Cattle Co Sale 71

F&T Livestock Market 40

Feed Train Feeders 37

Frank and Hazelrigg Angus ............................................. 41

Frank and Hazelrigg Angus Sale ................................... 101

Galaxy Beef LLC .............................................................. 41

GenePlus Brangus Sale ..................................................... 45

Gerloff Farms 41

Gibbs Farms Sale 61

Green Springs Bull Test Sale 63

Green’s Welding & Sales 82

Heart of Missouri Limousin Sale 87

Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus 41

HydraBed .......................................................................... 22

Irsik & Doll Feed Yards .................................................. 116

Jim’s Motors ...................................................................... 38

Joplin Regional Stockyards .............................................. 31

Kingsville Livestock Auction ............................................ 95

Kranjec Valley Angus Farma 41

Lacy’s Red Angus & MC Livestock Sale 69

Ladies of the Autumn Angus Sale 78

Livestock Nutrition Center 58

Lucas Cattle Co. 57

Marshall & Fenner Farms 41

MCA - Liability Signs..................................................... 110

MCA - Membership Form .............................................. 109

MCA - Presidents Council .............................................. 108

MCA - Profitability Challenge ................................ 103-104

MCA - Top Hand ........................................................... 105

McBee Cattle Co. 43

MCF Scholarship Deadline 100

Mead Farms 41

Mead Farms Fall Production Sale 21

Merck Animal Health ....................................................... 93

Merry Meadows Simmental ............................................. 57 MFA ................................................................................. 99

MFGC Conference ...........................................................60

Missouri Angus Association 41 Missouri Angus Breeders 41

Missouri Beef Industry Council 16

Missouri Charolais Breeders Association 34 Missouri Department of Agriculture 78 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association 91

Missouri Simmental Association 57, 59

Missouri Simmental Breeders Association ....................... 57

MLS Tubs ......................................................................... 55

Moriando & MM Cattle Co. Sale .................................... 83

New Day Genetics Sale ............................................... 64-65

Ory’s 07 Red Angus 12

Oval F Ranch 57

Pellet Technology USA 33

Premier Genetics 9

Red River Beefmaster Performance Group Sale 97

Red Tie Event Sale 72

RLE Simmental 57

Sampson Cattle Co. .......................................................... 41

Seedstock Plus sales......................................................... 115 Sellers Feedlot ................................................................... 26

Shoal Creek Land & Cattle Simmental ............................ 57

Show-Me-Select Sale Credit Program 102

Slayton Farms 57

South Central Regional Stockyards 28

Spur Ranch Sale 79 Steaks Alive 57

Superior Steel Sales 47

Sydenstricker Genetics ...................................................... 41

Sydenstricker Genetics Sale ................................................ 3

T Bar S Sale ...................................................................... 73

Thomas Farms Sale ..........................................................90

Touchstone Energy ......................................................... 107

TransOva 23

Valley Oaks Angus 41

Valley Oaks Angus/Valley Oaks Meats 15

Vestlane Simmentals 62

Wall Street Cattle Co Sale 81

Wax Seed Company 2

Weiker Angus Ranch ........................................................ 41

Westway Feed Products .................................................... 13

Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate ....................................... 36

Wheeler Livestock Market .............................................. 100

Mike Williams .................................................................. 36

Worthington Angus Sale 77

Wright Charolais Sale 89

Zeitlow - Ritchie Waterers 35

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